A Better Look at the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) Commemorative Set.

A few days ago, LEGO partially unveiled a commemorative, promotional set that celebrates the 60th year anniversary of the patenting of the iconic LEGO brick. It’s kind of hard to figure out the details of this latest promotional set due to the rather grainy and pixelated image that we initially have. However, thanks to the recently released LEGO Store Calendar for January 2018, we can have a better appreciation of this set – the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) commemorative set.

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Needless to say, this promotional set is expected to be very popular among LEGO fans and collectors in general. For a single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $125 and above from January 28 to February 14, buyers can get this collectible set for free. Any devoted LEGO fan will instantly recognize the appeal of this commemorative set since it represents decades of beloved LEGO sets that most of us grew up with. Coming in at 421 pieces, the set features four microscaled versions of the most popular classic LEGO sets. These include the Airport Shuttle 6399 (1990) from the classic Town theme, the Castle 375 (1978) from the classic Castle and Knights theme, the Black Seas Barracuda 6285 (1989) from the Pirates theme, and the Space Cruiser and Moonbase 928 (1979) from the beloved classic Space theme. Each micro build is set on vignette style, brick-built platform, with a 2×2 printed tile piece, bearing the set’s 60th anniversary logo.

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Just for comparative purposes, I included the blown up images of these miniature models, alongside the original sets that they represent. They’re not official images yet of the 60 years of the LEGO Brick (40290) commemorative set, as compared to what LEGO usually uploads via its servers, but for now, it provides us a better look at these fine micro sets.

Airport Shuttle (6399) – 1990

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Castle (375) – 1978

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Black Seas Barracuda (6285) – 1989

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Space Cruiser and Moonbase (928) – 1979

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What do you think of this latest promotional set from LEGO? Are you excited to add this to your collection? Let us know in the comments below.

One thought on “A Better Look at the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) Commemorative Set.”

  1. Given that it’s a “celebration” of 60 years since the patenting of the Lego brick, I think it’s disappointing that the sets represented are from 1978 (40 years ago), 1979, 1989, and 1990 (28 years ago).

    A very small span of years, nothing going back to the early days, nothing mentioning the amazing Technic sets, and a surprisingly small sample overall (4 models to build from 421 pieces).

    For a major anniversary celebration I would have expected more – more pieces, more models, more variety, more years and more themes.


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