For those who are already planning their visit to the LEGO House this month, you may want to take advantage of this next LEGO House exclusive. The LEGO House is set to re-open on June 22 after being closed to the public for several weeks, and with it comes the announcement of the limited-edition, LEGO House The Wooden Duck (40501).
The news was shared by Brickset following the LEGO House’s announcement that another Home of the Brick exclusive which is the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000026) is about to be retired. It now seems that the baton is passed to the LEGO House Wooden Duck as a fitting memento of your visit to the famed Home of the Brick in Billund. It is also a great homage to the iconic wooden toy that kick-started the company’s successful run in the toy business. Before the days of ABS plastics, LEGO had a pretty successful line of wooden toys that were released during the 1930s.
Coming in at 621 pieces, the LEGO House The Wooden Duck (40501) is a brick-built, polished version of the original wooden toy that first came out in 1935. This exclusive LEGO House offering is also the first replica of the original wooden duck to be reproduced and offered to the general public. Back in 2011, LEGO also came out with a brick replica of the iconic wooden toy as a form of Christmas gift to LEGO staff and employees. This is basically smaller though, coming in only at 91 pieces.
In case visiting the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark is still far down below your bucket list, then fret not. You can still have the chance of building your very own LEGO House The Wooden Duck since its building instructions were released by LEGO Customer Service as well. In case you’re having some difficulty in downloading its instructions, then you can try to download it here as well. There seem to be no unique parts included in this set except of course for the two exclusively printed 1×8 tiles with the words “LEGO House” and “The Wooden Duck” printed on them. Take a look at the Wooden Duck’s parts list and see if you can build one.
The LEGO House The Wooden Duck (40501) joins the LEGO Architecture The LEGO House (21037), the LEGO House Dinosaurs (40366), and the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000026) as one of the limited-edition sets that are exclusively sold within the confines of the LEGO House. Earlier in April, there was a bit of hype when LEGO announced that some of its LEGO House exclusives will now be offered at LEGO Shop@Home. However, the offer was somewhat retracted leaving us with third-party scalpers offering these sets at outrageous prices.
So what do you think of this latest LEGO House exclusive? Will you build a version of your own? Let me know in the comments below.