LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck Achieves 10K Support

Following the first LEGO Ideas product idea to qualify for the First 2020 Review Stage, we now have another entry to garner 10K support from LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck by BrickinNick now shares the stage with Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane to become a possible set LEGO set later on.

LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck

The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck is based on Elon Musk’s vision of a ‘cyberpunk’ electric vehicle that is touted to have “better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car”. This brick rendition by BrickinNick attempts to replicate this vision by adding certain play features such as a working frunk (front trunk) or hood and tailgate functions similar to its real-life counterpart. He also upped the ante with this product idea by adding functional side doors, a mini-Tesla Cybertruck, Cyberquad, and a ramp.

Read on for the complete description of this product idea.

LEGO Ideas Cybertruck
“Better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car” – Tesla Motors
The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most polarizing vehicles ever. And it’s an all-electric one at that. As a long-time electric vehicle (EV) fan, I was excited for Tesla to be bringing out their own “Cyberpunk” inspired pickup truck. So much so, that I decided to build my own. Together, we can bring this crazy all-electric vehicle to LEGO fans all over the world!
About the build…
While it’s design may not be for everyone, many different elements and functions of the Cybertruck lend themselves well to an electrifying LEGO build. At this time, only the frunk (front trunk) and tailgate function. Opening passenger doors, a full interior, fold or slide-out ramp, opening charging ports, steering, suspension, the Tesla ATV, and more could all be integrated (and are being worked on for future project updates) making for an incredibly fun building experience. LEGO motorization could even turn this into a truly all-electric vehicle in brick form!
Dimensions: 35.6 cm L x 15.2 cm W x 12.7 cm H (14″ L x 6″ W x 5″ H)
Why will this make for a great LEGO set?
Tesla’s mission has always been to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This aligns with the LEGO Group’s goal of sustainability and leaving a positive impact on the planet. As of yet, EVs have only been marginally represented in the LEGO set catalog. The striking yet fun design of this LEGO Cybertruck would be an amazing way to get kids and adults alike excited about EVs and all the good they can do for our environment.
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LEGO-Tencent Partnership Extends for Additional Two Years

Earlier today, the LEGO Group has announced a renewed partnership with China’s and the world’s biggest game company. In a recent press release, this renewed LEGO-Tencent partnership extends the Memorandum of Understanding with the two companies, “further strengthening and expanding their strategic partnership in digital play experience for Chinese children”.

If you recall, LEGO and Tencent first entered into this working partnership back in 2018 to empower Chinese children to be prepared for a mostly digital future. This partnership saw the birth of the LEGO Video Zone with more than 800 LEGO-themed videos released in Tencent’s video channels, consequently being awarded with the distinction of being one of the top-10 most-viewed toy-branded video platforms in Tencent.

LEGO-Tencent Partnership
LEGO and Tencent’s LEGO Video Zone

Last year also saw the launch of Tencent’s LEGO Cube Mobile Game – a sandbox video game where kids can explore vast, seemingly never-ending lands made of LEGO bricks populated by LEGO minifigure characters. Aside from being an open-ended play experience, it also provided Chinese children with socialization opportunities with other children in a safe and friendly environment while teaching them the rudiments of 3D design, construction, and coding.

Tencent’s LEGO Cube Mobile Game.

For the next two years, LEGO and Tencent will continue to work together to bring more high-quality digital content, with particular emphasis and investment in creating a more robust digital social community akin to LEGO Life. Think of it as China’s version of LEGO Life that is not just for children but also for teenagers and younger LEGO fans as well. Additionally, the two child-centered companies will continue to develop software applications that will further fuse both physical and digital play in new ways that we haven’t seen before. As you may know already, LEGO has already placed considerable investment in adding an augmented reality component on its LEGO sets particularly with the introduction of the LEGO Hidden Side theme. Lastly, helping children learn the rudiments of robotics is still very much at the heart of the LEGO education system with the introduction of the LEGO Boost theme.

Personally, I’m excited to see what is in the works between LEGO and Tencent for the next two years. LEGO has continually pushed the boundaries of conventional play ever since it came out with its very first wooden toy back in the early days of the company. Any new technology that will enhance the LEGO play experience will be something that I will keep an eye on.

So what do you think of this renewed LEGO-Tencent partnership? What new play technologies do you think we will see in the next couple of years? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Celebrate 110 Years of Epic Football with the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Set

After the reveal of our next LEGO Creator Expert set aimed at older LEGO fans, LEGO gives out an official press release that underscores one of the most iconic symbols of football fandom the world over. In a tribute to Europe’s most famous football stadium, the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set is a brick replica of the 100-year old stadium that consist of 3,898 pieces, retailing for $299.99. Read on for LEGO’s full press release and announcement.

Celebrating 110 years of Old Trafford – iconic stadium gets its own LEGO® set

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

RRP: US $299.99/€269.99 (Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing)
Age: 16+
Pieces: 3,898
Measures: 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) wide
VIP early access 16th January 2020 from LEGO Retail Stores and www.LEGO.com/Old-Trafford

[Billund, January 13th] Manchester United and LEGO® fans alike can now build Old Trafford brick by brick. The 3898-piece LEGO Creator Expert model is a spectacular tribute to one of football’s most iconic stadiums and makes for a true collector’s item that is bound to take center spot at home or the office.

The model is a true celebration of the passion for the game shared by fans all over the world, paying special homage to Manchester United fans. Developed particularly for fans aged sixteen and up, the high attention to detail makes this LEGO model of Old Trafford so special. The 1:600 replica model features several authentic details including the United Trinity statue and the Munich memorial clock.

The Old Trafford Football Stadium in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

The model will bring Old Trafford to the homes of Manchester United’s enormous fan base of 659M fans worldwide and to those that have not yet been able to experience the stadium in person.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United’s Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson comments:
“Our Old Trafford stadium is as iconic as Manchester United itself and we are proud to be able to bring it to life in LEGO form. I think everyone has played with LEGO bricks at some point in their life, however, it’s still amazing to see the level of detail the LEGO designers have managed to recreate in this piece. We are sure it will be hugely popular amongst Manchester United and LEGO fans alike.”

Building this set is sure to be a nostalgic experience for Manchester United fans while also providing a rewarding building experience for LEGO fans. The building instructions include information on the stadium and its rich heritage and history as well as the designers that have brought the set to life.

“To create Old Trafford in LEGO bricks was a tremendous design challenge for the team, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The 110-year-old stadium provided us with so many important locations, features and stories to tell as we constructed this model. We are excited for our fans to be able to experience all of that history and attention to detail as they construct and proudly display this iconic stadium.” – Michael Psiaki, LEGO Design Master.

Kickoff is on January 16th, 2020 when the model will be available directly from LEGO Retail Stores and www.LEGO.com/Old-Trafford exclusively for LEGO VIP members, with general availability beginning February 1st, 2020, in time for the stadium’s 110th anniversary.

First Look at the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)

If you recall back in May of last year, LEGO Ideas launched a particular contest that celebrates its 10th year anniversary as a LEGO theme. The LEGO Ideas 10th Year Anniversary Fan Vote sought to bring together some of the best unapproved LEGO Ideas projects that reached 10K fan support. Fans of these projects were given a chance once more to show their love and support for these would-be sets, for a chance to become the first official LEGO Ideas set to be launched in 2020. With a total of 46% fan votes and after almost 7 months of waiting, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) is now on its way to a LEGO Store near you.

Now thanks to Promobricks, we now have our first look at this brick-built version of the Internatioanl Space Station. The announcement came via a store flyer promoting an in-store signing event together with the set’s fan designer  Christoph Ruge (aka XCLD over at LEGO Ideas platform). The signing event will be held at the LEGO Store in Nuremberg, Germany. Check out the flyer below.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)
Image credit: PicsLed via Instagram.

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will retail for 69.99 Euros and will be available on January 31st. There’s no confirmation yet if the release date of this first 2020 LEGO Ideas set will be the same for the rest of the world. But I guess an official announcement from LEGO is in order pretty soon.

Though there is no word yet regarding the number of pieces for this set, the price range may suggest that it may approximately consist of 900 to 1,000 pieces, with tons of solar panel tile pieces. It’s hard to figure out based on the flyer if these are printed pieces, but its equally baffling if these will turn out to be stickers. The horror of placing them on such a number of pieces! It may be wishful thinking on my part considering that LEGO still has to release an official printed tile piece to act as solar panels, but let’s wait and see. Traditionally, LEGO has only issued stickers for other related sets, especially prominent with the LEGO City Space sets that were released last year. I can just imagine the difficulty of aligning the stickers on these plate and flag pieces if they eventually turn out to be as such.

I also assume the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will also come with a buildable stand for display purposes. And it will certainly look great beside LEGO City Space sets such as the Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228) and Satellite Service Station (60224).

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates! Thanks also to Instagram user PicsLed for sharing this image.

Add the LEGO Newsstand to Your Sprawling LEGO Town or City!

This week, LEGO has launched its first build-and- take in-store event of the year that most LEGO fans will love to have. The LEGO Newsstand is actually a nice mini build that complements this year’s modular LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop(10270) which was released at the turn of the year. And in case you missed out on this opportunity of grabbing the LEGO Newsstand, you’ll be happy to know that Instagram user theflannelbrick has uploaded and shared its building instructions so let’s take a look.

Coming in at 155 pieces, the LEGO Newsstand features plenty of small parts that can be a bit challenging for newbie LEGO builders. Nevertheless, the final build, notwithstanding the instability of the shelf, is pretty much impressive in itself. As a free set, I really appreciate what LEGO did here: throwing in a minifigure with accessories, two printed newspaper tile, and several hard to find parts like those trans clear blue flag pieces used for the roof. If LEGO opted to make this as a retail set, then it will certainly hit the $10 or more price point, giving us a vignette kind of set similar to what LEGO offers with its seasonal sets. Remember smaller seasonal sets like 2015’s Painting Easter Eggs (40121) and Thanksgiving Feast (40123) and you’ll get the idea.

LEGO Newsstand

As I said, I’m not just quite sure if the rest of the parts are readily available but you can still try to search for them over at Bricklink.

The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $179.99. It features a 3-story modular build that comes with a display window, reading nook, an open-out design, and five (5) minifigs. If you’re still planning to get this set and wish to know more, just click on the link above.

Special thanks to Promobricks for the tip.

Check Out These Cool LEGO Taiwan Chinese New Year Promotions

The LEGO Certified Store (LCS) in Taiwan is currently running a promotion to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year. Though these are obviously regional exclusives not found in any other LEGO brand store, these are pretty impressive themselves and worth having in your LEGO shopping cart. Let’s take a look at these cool LEGO Taiwan Chinese New Year promotions.

Frankly, we’ve seen a couple of LCS-related promos in the Asia Pacific Region that are impressive in themselves, reflecting the unique culture and traditions of the country. If you recall, there are last year’s Toys R Us Bricktober promos found in TRU stores in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan. We also saw LCS Taiwan’s LEGO 60th Commemorative Pen Holder promo which is both a nice desktop and display set rolled into one. And now to mark the celebration of this year’s Chinese New Year on January 25th, LEGO fans in Taiwan have the following collectible sets to look forward to, guaranteed for every single-receipt qualifying purchases.

LEGO Taiwan Chinese New Year

LEGO fans who will make qualifying purchases from January 1 to 12, will be entitled to a free buildable LEGO Traditional Drum as seen below. Similarly, those who will opt to make their next LEGO purchase from January 13 to 22 will also get an exclusive LEGO Red Candy Box; while those who will make qualifying purchases from January 1st until the 22nd will also get the LEGO Flower Vase. The way the promos are scheduled suggests that purchases made on any single date during these promo periods will allow you to claim at the most, two LEGO freebies.

LEGO Traditional Drum Promotional – available at the LEGO Certified Store in Taiwan from January 1 to 12, 2020.
LEGO Red Candy Box Promotional – available at the LEGO Certified Store in Taiwan from January 13 to 22, 2020.
LEGO Flower Vase Promotional – available at the LEGO Certified Store in Taiwan from January 1 to 22, 2020.

Currently, the LEGO Traditional Drum promotional is now live in LCS Taiwan and if you want to give it a try and build yourself one, Brickfinder was kind enough to share the building instructions for this set. Hopefully, we can also have similar building instructions for two remaining promotional sets. I’m particularly looking forward to that LEGO Flower Vase once it becomes available.

Thanks also to The Brick Fan for the tip.

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Up And Loaded With Promos To Start The Year Right

As we literally count the days before we say goodbye to 2019, LEGO has now given us a glimpse of things to come with their January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Those who are looking forward to the majority LEGO 2020 sets –  ranging from the City, Technic, Ninjago and Creator themes just to name a few – that will launch at the turn of the year, you’ll be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in a good number of promos and freebies to watch out for. You may download a copy of the calendar right here as we breakdown each of these freebies.

Free LEGO Turquoise (853380) or Purple (853379) Keychain

Promo period: January 1 – 12, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

From January 1 to 12, every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO product or merchandise equivalent to $35 USD or more, will entitle you to a free LEGO Keychain either in Turquoise or Purple variants. It’s not really that much, but I like the vibrant colors of these 2×4 bricks and I wouldn’t mind having them as part of my usual gears and accessories.

Free LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Seasonal Set

Promo period: January 13 to 26, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Following the tradition of seasonal Chinese New Year sets, LEGO now releases its 7th promotional set based on the Chinese zodiac. Last year we saw LEGO offering the Year of the Pig (40186) set, and for 2020 it is the adorable  Metal Rat’s turn to have a LEGO set dedicated to it. Those who will opt to make their LEGO purchases from January 13 to 26 equivalent to $80 USD and above will get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set. These seasonal freebies are usually highly sought after so expect these to have a rather short period of availability.

Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624)

Promo period: December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Following the subtheme of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets, this limited edition LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) does not come together with the aforementioned sets and is only available as an exclusive freebie from December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets amounting to $40 USD, you’ll see this relatively rare minifig added to your cart. Since this has a longer promo period as compared to other deals, then we can somehow hope that LEGO has stacked up on this anniversary collectible.

Free Exclusive LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)

Promo period: January 24 to February 9, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Fans of LEGO’s new spooky-fun theme will be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in another freebie following its Newbury Juice Bar (40336) exclusive promotional released earlier in September. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) will be added to your cart automatically for every LEGO purchase worth  $45 USD and more made between January 24 to February 9, 2020. This has a lower qualifying purchase as compared to its predecessor. I really can’t figure much about the build based on this image, but I’m sure we’ll get better images soon.

Free Make-and-Take LEGO Creator Newsstand

Promo period: January 8, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

To celebrate the release of next year’s LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), LEGO Stores are offering a free make and take build in the form of the LEGO Creator Newsstand. I like the more compact design on this particular newsstand, which somewhat shows a marked improvement on what LEGO offered with the LEGO City Bus Station (60154) back in 2017. Similar to other in-store promos, this freebie will be exclusively available to those who will visit a local LEGO store to participate in this building event. Bear in mind that there are limited spaces available so be sure to sign-up in-store starting January 6. This activity is also intended for LEGO fans and participants ages 15 and above.

Free LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon Build

Promo period: January 23

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO celebrates 2020’s Chinese Lunar New Year with a free make-and-take build for younger LEGO fans. Visit your local LEGO brand store on January 23 to build a LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon to celebrate the festivities. Same as other in-store building events, this one also has limited space so registration is likewise required. Sign-ups will begin in-store starting January 6 and is intended for younger participants ages 6 to 14 years.

LEGO Star Wars Building Event – Choose Your Side

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

For the whole month of January, you may visit any of your local LEGO Store to build and try some of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and have it displayed together with your chosen squadron. It’s a great way to try some of these sets before you commit to purchasing them. And before you head out to your local LEGO Store, be sure to check out the upcoming 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets right here.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)
LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (75273)
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

Other than the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), I’m very much looking forward to that LEGO Star Wars Poe Damaron’s X-wing Fighter (75273) from the Rise of Skywalker, the new-for-2020 LEGO Hidden Side sets, and the LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105) just to name a few. Making your timely purchases at this turn of the year will certainly reward you with any of these handsome freebies. What will be your first LEGO purchase for 2020? What are you most excited about this January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let me know in the comments below.

LEGO Masters US Contestants Officially Revealed

Fox has officially introduced the 10 pairs of contestants who will be joining the next season of the grandest LEGO reality TV contest on the planet. With 20 of the most talented brick-builders in the country, including our very own newlyweds Tyler and Amy Clites, LEGO Masters US, is set to air on-screen on February  5, 2020. Check out the names and brief bio of our next wave of LEGO Masters aspirants.

The Bearded Builders – Boone & Mark

LEGO Masters US

Age: 35 | 35
Home Towns: Troutdale, OR | Oregon City, OR
Occupations: Pre-K Teacher | HVAC Installer
Strengths: Technical builds, tall buildings & structures, apocalyptic worlds.

 

East Coast Bricksters – Mel & Jermaine

Age: 39 | 37
Home Towns: Glen Burnie, MD | Bronx, NY
Occupations: Law Enforcement | Technical Cell Phone Consultant Team Strengths: Great storytellers, tall skyscraper buildings.

 

The Unicorns – Krystle & Amie

LEGO Masters US

Age: 34 | 34
Home Towns: Dallas, TX | Dallas, TX
Occupations: Special Ed Teacher | Software Engineer
Strengths: Great storytelling, character assembly, recreation builds, motor and gear functions.

 

Father & Son BFFs – Manny & Nestor

Age: 35 | 65
Home Towns: Bethlehem, PA | Bethlehem, PA
Occupations: Barber | Retired Truck Driver
Strengths: Organic builds, technical motor builds, storytelling, minifig character development.

 

Brothers Who Brick – Travis & Corey

LEGO Masters US

Age: 29 | 34
Home Towns: Irvington, NJ | Monmouth Junction, NJ
Occupations: Preschool Teacher | LEGO Engineering Instructor
Strengths: Creativity & ingenuity,  speed, cityscape, buildings, color contrast, brotherly support.

 

The Eccentrics – Sam & Jessica

Age: 45 | 29
Home Towns: Los Angeles, CA | Redding, CT
Occupations: Set Builder | Artist
Strengths: Ingenuity, storytelling

 

Married Thespians – Flynn & Richard

LEGO Masters US

Age: 52 | 52
Home Towns: Oakland, CA | Oakland, CA
Occupations: LEGO Engineering Teacher K-6 | Theatrical Lighting Designer/Sales
Strengths: Artistic Look / Storytelling / Composition / EV3 builds with sensors and motors

 

“The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God” – Jessie & Kara

Age: 47 | 49
Home Towns: Captain Cook, HI | Rogers, MO
Occupations: Office Manager for a Psychiatrist | Retail Manager, Landscape Company
Strengths: Knowledge of a variety of LEGO bricks, team communication, focus

 

The Newlyweds – Tyler and Amy

LEGO Masters US

Age: 32 I 28
Home Towns: Brandon, FL | Brandon, FL
Occupations: Model Designer | Piano Teacher
Strengths: Sculpting – capturing shape & movement, resourcefulness.

LEGO Masters US will be hosted by LEGO Batman himself, Will Arnett. Teams of two will be battling it out against the most insane brick-building challenges ever thought of, and our ten teams must impress the most demanding judges that the show ever had. It is yet to be announced who will be the judges for this next season of LEGO Masters, and while waiting for February 5 to arrive, be sure to claim your FREE LEGO Masters shopping bag at your local LEGO Store or at LEGO Shop@Home to show your support for the show. I will definitely look forward to Tyler and Amy’s creations and the many surprises that the other contestants have in store. Stay tuned!

Take A Look at the December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights and Promotions

As we close the year, LEGO is set to end 2019 with a handful of promos and freebies that you may want to check out. LEGO servers have been updated to now include their December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar, underscoring their attractive freebies and promo. Read on for the details.

Free LEGO Creator Exclusive Mini Gingerbread House (40337)

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO is giving us our next, holiday-themed freebie of the year following the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338). From December 6 until the 24th, single-receipt LEGO purchases worth $99 USD and more will entitle you to a free LEGO Creator Mini Gingerbread House (40337). This is the much smaller cousin of this year’s Winter Village set which is the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267).

Free LEGO Star Wars Free Collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Minifigure (30624)

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

After 4 months of waiting after images of this collectible minifig made their way online via eBay, we now have confirmation on how to finally get this iconic Star Wars character. This month from December 6, 2019, until January 31 next year, your LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $40 USD and above will come with a free LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Minifigure (30624). This minifigure comes with a minifig stand similar to what LEGO has offered with its LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets released during the 1st quarter of this year. So if you want to snag this one, be sure to time your next LEGO Star Wars purchase during these promo dates.

Free Exclusive Mini LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (40433)

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

I guess for most LEGO fans, this is the year’s sweetest LEGO freebie. After revealing the mammoth-sized, and impressively sleek LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (76139), LEGO is giving an additional incentive for those who will be getting this set from November 29 to December 5. Every purchase of this set will come with a smaller, equally display-worthy freebie in the form of the Mini LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (40433). Since this promo will run only for a few days or until supplies last, expect this to be a hot brick item both in-store and online.

#BuildtoGive 2019 Holiday Campaign

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

Starting November 4 until December 8, you can help spread some holiday joy by visiting your local LEGO Store to build and display a brick-built ornament, then snap an image of your build share it online with your friends using #BUILDTOGIVE. For every ornament built, the LEGO Group will donate a LEGO set to a child in need. The goal is to share and donate up to a million LEGO sets worldwide, so its a great way to put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season.

Give a Handmade LEGO Gift

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

From November 11 to December 24, you can purchase a collection of holiday-themed inspirational builds via your local LEGO Store’s Pick & Build Wall. It’s a great way to spread some LEGO holiday cheers among your friends and loved ones. Just be sure to check first with your local LEGO Store since this promotional may not be available at all LEGO brand stores.

 

Other than the much-awaited LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (76139), other cool sets to watch out for in this last quarter of the year include the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320), LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets, and some soon-to-retire sets such as the LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort (41347), LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930), and LEGO Seasonal Dragon Boat Race (80103) just to name a few.

So what you are most excited about next month’s December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO Relaunches Its #BuildtoGive Holiday Campaign

The LEGO Group relaunches its charitable campaign from last year in line with the holiday season. #BuildtoGive is LEGO’s way of giving back and sharing to the world the gift of playing with LEGO bricks. If you recall, LEGO began this philanthropic endeavor last year with the goal of sharing 1 million LEGO sets to needy children across the globe.

#BuildtoGive

The idea is simple: build a holiday-inspired ornament either at home or at select LEGO stores and upload and share a picture of it via social media with #BuildtoGive. For every qualifying uploaded image with the necessary hashtag, the LEGO Group will donate 1 LEGO set. It’s a great way to spread the joy of playing with LEGO bricks among children who are in need.

Here’s LEGO’s full press release and other details regarding the #BuildtoGive Holiday Campaign. For more details about this noteworthy campaign, you may head over at LEGO.com/BuildToGive.

The LEGO Group donates 1 million LEGO® boxes to children in need

Through LEGO® Build to Give, the LEGO Group wants to donate 1 million LEGO sets to children that find themselves in difficult and vulnerable circumstances during the holiday season. That is why the LEGO Group is encouraging fans of all ages to take part in building a fun LEGO holiday ornament. For every ornament built and displayed in a LEGO store or shared online, the LEGO Group will donate one LEGO set to a child in need within hospitals, children homes, or underserved communities.

Build to Give events are taking place around the world during November and December. Anyone can join the good cause to help spread holiday joy. LEGO fans can use LEGO bricks at a LEGO store or at home. Simply build a fun, sassy, or whacky LEGO ornament and either display it in-store or take a picture and share it on social media or LEGO Life using the hashtag #BuildToGive.

Kathrine Kirk Muff, LEGO Group Vice President of Social Responsibility and Engagement, says: “Being able to follow up on last year’s amazing donation and even doubling our commitment is an achievement we are all very proud of. The enthusiasm from LEGO builders across the world to build beautiful and fun ornaments to help children in difficult circumstances warms our hearts. We cannot wait to see how builders of all ages will unleash their creativity again this year and help us bring LEGO play into the hands of one million children in need.”

The LEGO sets will be donated in countries where the campaign is active as well as countries where the LEGO Group has large offices or factories. For more details about our local charity partners, visit LEGO.com/BuildToGive.