The March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar is now up, revealing a promotional, limited-edition freebie that celebrates the life and accomplishments of one of the most revered names in aviation. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) has been announced and now thanks to a LEGO-certified store in Australia, we can now have a better look at this gift-with-purchase set.
Bricks Megastore has published a couple of high-resolution images of the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450), giving us a closer look at her iconic red Lockheed Vega 5B. Affectionally referred to by Earhart as her “Little Red Bus”, this brick-built display set comes with plenty of details including some yellow sticker details on the side and the plane’s registration number at the tip of its right side wing and tail. The plane also rests on top of a brick-built, oval platform with a 2×4 plate bearing the name Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer. I was hoping that these might be printed parts actually, but having it as a GWP set, then I guess I have no complaints about it.
The minifigure that comes with this set seems to be exclusive as well. Its torso comes printed with a new aviation suit with Earhart’s signature tie. The head print seems to be unique as well with some minute details added near her eyes and cheek giving it a rough, ready-to-fly anytime look. For the accessories, her official minifigure version comes with a leather cap, flying goggles, and a 2×2 printed tile. I’m not quite sure if this is a new printed tile piece considering that the map itself has flight path markings. I actually love what LEGO did here with all its attention to detail.
And though I’m still unsure why LEGO will release such a promotional set at this time considering that historically her Amelia Earhart’s flight happened sometime in May of 1932, I appreciate LEGO’s thoughtful design of the set’s box art. It has her face printed on the upper right corner of the box instead of the typical limited-edition logo. We also have the year ‘1932’ printed on the side of the box in reference to Earhart’s legendary flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) will be available from March 6 to 14 or until supplies last and will be added to your cart automatically once your LEGO purchase reaches $100 and above. It’s on a bit higher qualifying price range but I guess it’s fine considering the fine details of this set and the limited-edition minifigure that comes with it. Expect this set to be in high demand once it is available in March, so I suggest that you plan your next LEGO purchase during these promo dates.
Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.