Here’s another upcoming LEGO-themed book from Scholastic that you may want to pick-up from your local bookstore starting next year. After the reveal of a handful of LEGO Harry Potter themed books, it seems that LEGO and Scholastic is back to the Jurassic World with yet another activity book that also comes with – as you may have guessed – another cool minifigure. The LEGO Jurassic World Activity Book not only comes with several dino fun facts and challenging puzzles, it also comes with a limited LEGO Jurassic World Owen Grady minifigure.
Listed via Amazon, the LEGO Jurassic World Activity Book is slated to be released on January 29, 2019 and retails for $8.99. This Scholastic book release also offers you the chance of having this particular minifigure version of Owen Grady that can only be seen in LEGO Jurassic World Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929). This particular minifigure also includes several accessories such as a tranquilizer gun, satchel and dinosaur egg as you can see in the image below.
Here’s a brief product description for your reference. Just click on the title below to pre-order via Amazon.
An action-packed, hilarious activity book featuring a LEGO(R) Owen minifigure!
Meet the greatest hero of Jurassic World! Owen Grady is a dinosaur trainer, adventurer, and incredible tracker. In this activity book, solve puzzles, read comics, and explore the incredible place that is Jurassic World. It’s a prehistoric adventure not to be missed!
LEGO Harry Potter fans will be pleased to know that long time LEGO publishing partner Scholastic has now listed via Amazon a new LEGO Harry Potter inspired book that you may want to purchase next year. Entitled Back to Hogwarts, this Scholastic book also comes with a free LEGO Harry Potter minifigure based on Harry’s early years in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In fact, this free and exclusive minifigure is based on new versions of Harry as found in the polybag set Harry’s Journey to Hogwarts (30407) and Hogwarts Great Hall (75954).
This free LEGO Harry Potter minifigure also includes a Hedwig minifig, wand accessories, the Nimbus broomstick, and a unique newspaper printed tile. Scholastic’s Back to Hogwarts Activity Book is now available for pre-order via Amazon and will be available to the public by January 29 next year retailing for $7 USD. Here’s a closer at the free EGO Harry Potter minifigure, followed by a brief description of the book for your reference.
Back to Hogwarts (LEGO Harry Potter: Activity Book with Minifigure)
Go back to Hogwarts(TM) with all your favorite characters from the Harry Potter films! This activity book is packed with comics, puzzles, mazes, games, and a whole lot more. Guide Harry Potter and Ron Weasley through the moving staircases, untangle the spells to reveal Hermione’s Patronus, help Neville match pairs of plants in Herbology class, and discover more of what Hogwarts(TM) has to offer!
These pages are full of endless fun — plus, a buildable Harry Potter minifigure!
When this month was still rather new, LEGO released on one of its retail partners, Barnes & Noble, a rather uncommon minifigure polybag that ties in to Solo: A Star Wars Story, released just months ago. The LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker (40299) minifigure is yet another jazzed-up minifig with an accompanying display stand similar to that of the Mud-Trooper Han Solo (40300).
Still, it’s not as if there are Barnes & Noble stores everywhere. Fortunately, LEGO means to save collectors in California the trouble of hunting LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker (40299) minifigure down by having their LEGOLAND theme park carry it.
Whereas Barnes & Noble has a minimum LEGO purchase threshold in order to get the 40299 polybag free, LEGOLAND California has the Kessel Mine Worker for straight purchase at the same price as the LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) from The Last Jedi at $2.99 apiece. That is however a tad more expensive than the Barnes & Noble alternative straight purchase price of $1.27 only.
Meanwhile, LEGOLAND California also has the Mud-Trooper Han Solo polybag available for the same minimum purchase requirement as in Shop@Home; that’s $35 in LEGO Star Wars stuff. Visitors to California’s LEGOLAND resort who are searching for these minifigs are in luck for the foreseeable future.
It’s been almost two months now since LEGO made its pronouncement on what will be of their limited-edition Bricktober minifigure sets in the US, since they’re only for Toys R Us stores which have since been closed. At least one set, particularly the LEGO Bricktober Harry Potter Minifigures (5005254), has been promised to be available in Barnes & Noble Stores, but since then no word’s come out on when.
Well, although LEGO hasn’t clarified the release date for the LEGO Bricktober Harry Potter minifig set, it doesn’t mean it’s no longer coming out. In fact, several B&N stores have finally been found with the set on shelves, just sitting there with no fanfare.
It was first thought that this Bricktober set is going to be available via a Barnes & Noble promotion. However, it looks like these highly sought after collectible is now found on B&N’s store shelves for sale. Buyers have noted that the Bricktober Harry Potter set came with a retail price of $7.99.
The LEGO Bricktober Harry Potter minifigures (5005254) include Madame Hooch, Professor Horace Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and the Boggart in the form of Professor Severus Snape (in Longbottom’s granny’s clothes). In the US it’s a B&N exclusive, while other Bricktober sets such as Jurassic World, Marvel and Ninjago) are said to be released in LEGO Stores.
Elsewhere (aka where Toys R Us are still open), the sets are available as per Bricktober mechanics, added free with a minimum purchase (or bought separately). If you’re looking for more Barnes & Noble LEGO stuff, there’s also the Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker (40299).
If a limited edition LEGO minifigure is of the Star Wars line, then there’s a chance that it will be given some extra attention. We’ve already seen this trend over the past year with numerous limited edition LEGO Star Wars minifigures such as the 2017’s R3-M2 (40268) and DJ (40298), and the most recent being Mud-trooper Han Solo (40300) himself. The latter is now available over at Shop@Home for every minimum $35 LEGO purchase, but he’s not the only one and that’s not the only place where it’s going on. And now it looks like it will soon be followed a similar promo offered only at Barnes & Noble: the LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker (40299).
According to a report by fellow news source, The Brick Fan, this next exclusive LEGO Star Wars collectible minifigure is currently available as a gift-with-purchase over at Barnes & Noble for a certain minimum amount. To be precise, the Kessel Mine Worker (40299) can be yours to keep for any single receipt, LEGO Star Wars purchase worth $29.95 and above at B & N.
This Barnes & Noble promotion is said to run until October 18. But apparently if you can’t be bothered to by any other LEGO Star Wars sets from them to hit the minimum, then you can apparently buy the Kessel Mine Worker (40299) polybag itself for only $1.27 apiece. What are you waiting for?
I guess this is somehow expected. Like its predecessor, The LEGO Movie 2 is getting tons of attention from The LEGO Group, with a good number of tie-in sets slated for next year, some of which were already listed by Amazon France. Now LEGO news authority in Germany, Promobricks, have recently received their latest copy of this year’s LEGO Christmas Catalog and from the looks of it, we will be receiving a new wave of LEGO Collectible Minifigures just in time with the film’s release in February. If you recall in 2014, LEGO has also released a similar CMF line in celebration of the first LEGO Movie. With the Harry Potter and Wizarding World CMF hype starting to wind down, LEGO is now building on the momentum by teasing on the arrival of The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) by February 2019.
This particular page from the LEGO Christmas Catalogue hints on the arrival of a new Collectible Minifigures series, scheduled for February. It is reasonable to assume that this whole new CMF line will be dedicated to The LEGO Movie sequel since all eyes will be on this next big, brick-inspired animation film. We can also see another hint from LEGO set portal Price Vortex where the site listed The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023).
If ever this rumor is confirmed by LEGO themselves, then we can assume that this will be a great CMF line to collect. The introduction of our TLM characters’ new designs following the events of the infamous post-Taco Tuesday, were received quite positively by LEGO fans. The minifigure characters that we see from the film’s trailer so far show a rather tough and Mad-Max style of design, so we can somehow expect that several of the character in this rumored CMF line will also sport a similar look. It will also be great to see the new Wasteland Batman minifigure included in this series.
Now that we’re counting the days before the New York Comic Con kicks in, let’s wait and see if LEGO has something in-store for us. The LEGO Movie 2 is scheduled to hit theaters in the US on February 8, 2019.
Since the LEGO Store October 2018 Calendar has been released earlier this month, we now have an idea on various promos that LEGO fans can expect next month. From October 15-31, the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) will be offered to LEGO customers and fans for a minimum single receipt purchase of $75 and more.
The LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) is similar to the Marvel Superheroes and LEGO Batman Movie frames that LEGO released back in 2016 and 2017 respectively. And now thanks to the LEGO Certified Store in Hongkong, we now have a better look at this new LEGO accessory.
According to LCS Hongkong, this new minifig collector frame is available today until October 18 for a minimum single receipt purchase of 1,000 HK dollars, or roughly equivalent to $127 USD. That’s a rather steep price for a LEGO promotional set in my opinion, considering that with a little patience, this collectible frame will soon be available in the US at the middle of October.
Furthermore, the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) comes with a 32×32 gray baseplate and several LEGO pieces that serve as minifigure stands that can display up to 16 minifigures. Perfect in displaying any of LEGO’s CMF series. To sweeten the deal, LEGO throws in a never-before-seen exclusive minifigure that comes in a summer outfit and lifesaver. There’s also a 2×2 tile with the LEGO logo printed on it, which is quite a rare piece usually found only on LEGO’s gift-with-purchase sets.
Perhaps the only downside for the Minifigure Collector Frame is that it is made of black cardboard instead of wood or light plastic, and there’s no cover of any kind as well. It comes with a kickstand if you prefer not to hang it and have it displayed on your desk or corner table. In any case, this is still a great gift-with-purchase set that will be valuable in displaying your prized LEGO minifigures.
Be sure to keep tabs with shop.LEGO.com in the US and watch out for this promotional beginning October 15.
After almost a month since the reveal of the annual Bricktober minifigures and its confirmed availability in US LEGO Stores and Barnes and Noble locations, the rest of the world, particularly in South East Asia, are now getting ready for the Toys R Us LEGO Bricktober 2018 hype. Unlike in the US and Europe, several TRU stores in Asia are still operational and business as usual. In the Philippines for example, the local Toys R Us management has confirmed via email that the LEGO Bricktober 2018 will be available anytime soon. Additionally, Toys R Us Singapore has now rolled-out the exact dates on when these sought after minifigures will be available in the region. According to TRU Singapore’s official Facebook page, from September 28 to October 26 visitors can have these collectibles as gift-with-purchase sets for a minimum purchase of any LEGO products worth $70 SGD or more.
For your reference, and if you happen to know someone who is in Singapore or will be there during the next few weeks, be sure to mark these dates on your calendars and visit any of the nine (9) TRU Singapore stores located in the area.
LEGO Ninjago Minifigure Pack (5005257) – availability: September 28 to October 4
Includes: Harumi (with Oni Mask of Hatred), Future Jay, Mohawk, and Nya (in Kabuki disguise).
LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Pack (5005254) – availability: October 5 to 11
Includes: Rolanda Hooch, Prof. Horace Slughorn, Madam Undersecretary Professor Dolores Umbridge, and Prof. Severus Snape as transformed by a Boggart.
LEGO Jurassic World Minifigure Pack (5005255) – availability: October 12 to 18
Includes: Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum), Claire Dearing, Owen Grady, and Baby Blue with chicken leg piece.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes Minifigure Pack (5005256) – availability: October 19 to 26
Includes: War Machine, Wong, Tony Stark (with sweater) Bucky as White Wolf.
Will keep you posted as more information comes in so be sure to subscribe to our news feed and watch for our notifications. Special thanks to Candid Bricks for the heads up.
After confirming that the LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 minifigures will be made available in the US via Barnes & Noble, it seems that LEGO is now teasing on where we can expect the rest of this highly collectible minifigures. We know that these annual releases are usually available in Toys R Us before the toy retail giant closed all its stores in the US, UK, and Australia last June. Many LEGO fans were anxious then on whether the LEGO Bricktober minifigure promotions will still run in spite of TRU’s demise. But thankfully, LEGO still has something in store and the release of the official LEGO Bricktober 2018 images a few weeks ago has confirmed that we will still have our usual LEGO Bricktober minifigs soon.
A LEGO customer service email shared via social media seems to suggest that we will not need to look far and wide to find our share of these minifigs. According to an Instagram post that is now making its rounds across the LEGO community, LEGO’s costumer service has confirmed that the LEGO Bricktober 2018 minifigures will available in US LEGO stores this November and December. To quote,
“The Bricktober promotions will be available through the LEGO stores throughout November and December. This is the only information we have to share at this time. Please keep an eye out for more information.”
Well, I guess we should better start calling this Brickvember and Brickcember for that matter.
We should bear in mind that even if LEGO’s customer service email seems to have confirmed the availability of the LEGO Bricktober 2018 minifigures in local LEGO stores, it will still be wise to consider this as a rumor. In the past, LEGO’s customer service and their social media managers were a bit off the mark when it comes to accurately telling when and how new LEGO sets will be released.
We’re also not sure as of the moment if this will be a future store promotional of some kind. And since the LEGO Store October Calendar has already been released, and there was no mention of any Bricktober promos, then we have to probably wait for the November Store Calendar to be released next month. The LEGO Shop@Home portal is also mum about these LEGO Bricktober 2018 minifigs as of this writing. My best guess is that it may be a part of a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal in November. Whatever the case, we will soon find out.
If you still remember back in May, we reported on two LEGO Star Wars collectible minifigures that were released back then as a promotional in connection to the release of the Star Wars Han Solo film. Following the likes of other collectible minifigures that were launched together with previous Star Wars films, the LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker (40299) and a version of Solo in disguise as a Mimban Mudtrooper or the LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300), are now next in line as the theme’s promotional CMF. We also noted back then that these were supposed to be Toys R Us-related freebies, but since TRU’s closure and unfortunate demise, we were left hanging on when and where these minifigs will arrive in the US. It also seems that Europe has the better end of these promotional deals since the sighting of Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300) in the LEGOLAND Store in Germany.
But thanks to the recently released LEGO Store October 2018 store calendar, we now know for sure that the Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300) collectible minifigure will now land in LEGO Stores in the US and at shop.LEGO.com this October.
From October 1 to 14, any purchase of LEGO Star Wars sets worth $35 and above will entitle you to this free collectible Han Solo Mudtrooper minifig. This offer is valid only during the dates mentioned above or while supplies last. This particular collectible joins the ranks of other previous Star Wars collectible minifigures such as DJ (40298) from The Last Jedi, the Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) and R3-M2 (40268) both from Rogue One.