LEGOLAND Exclusive Sets Goes On Sale

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak confining almost everyone indoors and limiting our movement outside, LEGOLAND saw it fit to offer some of its previously exclusive sets online for the benefit of all LEGO fans. Traditionally, these LEGOLAND exclusive sets are only available for park visitors who opt to bring home the magic of their LEGOLAND experience. Bu this time around, collectors may now have the chance of getting their own limited-edition sets while these theme parks are on temporary closure until April 15.

This is also a way for LEGOLAND to somehow recoup some of their expenses now that they are virtually inoperative. Some of these LEGOLAND exclusive sets, particularly the LEGOLAND Park (40346) are also on a discount so you may want to check this out as well.

And similar to LEGO Shop@Home‘s current promotional, single-receipt purchases at LEGOLAND online retail worth $50 or more will entitle you to a free LEGO Easter Egg (40371). If you wish to avail of these LEGOLAND exclusive sets, just read on and click on the following links below.

LEGOLAND Park (40346)

1,336 pieces | $64.99

LEGOLAND Exclusive Sets

Extend the ultimate LEGOLAND experience at home. Features 10 minifigures, including 2 LEGOLAND Park employees, more than 1300 elements and various fun attractions and play scenarios.

 

LEGOLAND Driving School (40347)

209 pieces | $19.99

LEGOLAND Exclusive Sets

The LEGOLAND Driving School is a visitor favorite and now that fun can keep going at home. The set comes with 4 minifigures and accessories including traffic cones, stop signs, traffic lights and even a gas station.

 

LEGOLAND Fire Academy (40393)

221 pieces | $19.99

Capture the moment of the cool LEGOLAND Fire Academy ride. Includes 3 minifigures, a fire truck, action play elements, park map and stickers.

 

LEGOLAND Train (40166)

210 pieces | $19.99

The iconic LEGOLAND Train set includes 4 minifigures: the train operator, mom, dad and child and accessories including shovel, broom, ladders and stickers.

 

LEGOLAND Micro Castle (40306)

220 pieces | $19.99

Featuring Ollie, the LEGOLAND dragon, this set includes 1 minifigure and accessories including a camera and cool grey LEGO “castle” bricks.

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Surprise! LEGO unveils the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)

LEGO is lately in the habit of giving out welcomed surprises. After the unexpected reveal of the LEGO Super Mario theme, we now have another one to the delight of LEGO Star Wars fans. LEGO Shop@Home has been recently updated to include a long-overdue LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280) building set, straight from the Clone Wars era.

As pointed out by StarWars.com, this latest offering pays tribute to that elite unit during the Clone Wars that LEGO fans of the series have long clamored for. There is no other info mentioned by LEGO over its online shopping portal, save for the fact that it comes at 285 pieces and will retail for $29.99 once it is officially available on August 1. The set also includes:

  • The AT-RT Walker, with a new color scheme, posable legs, a stud shooter, attachment points for a blaster and electrobinoculars element
  • The BARC Speeder, featuring two stud shooters
  • Four LEGO minifigures: Three 501st Clone Troopers and a 501st Jet Trooper, plus two Battle Droid LEGO action figures.

I hope to see additional images of this set, including box art images, for the next few weeks or once the initial wave of new LEGO sets for the 2nd half of the year is gradually revealed. In the meantime, be sure to add this set to your LEGO wishlist by visiting LEGO Shop@Home.

Is this the beginning of more LEGO Star Wars reveals later on? What do you think of the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Available

Allow me to begin by saying that next month’s LEGO Brand Store Calendar is noticeably underwhelming – and for a very good reason. Considering the global pandemic caused by the notorious COVID-19, all LEGO brand stores are effectively closed until the first half of April. However, that does not deter LEGO from making our Spring Break a bit more fun, even at home. You may still want to check out the April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and what freebies are in store together with your next LEGO purchase. You may download a PDF copy, or view the gallery below.

As you may notice, the April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar is pretty much bare, with LEGO only giving emphasis on the freebies that it will offer via LEGO Shop@Home. In fact, two of these have been offered already since last week, with one promotional item to expect during the first half of April. I am still optimistic though that the LEGO store closures that we are experiencing will not last long beyond April, and I hope that normal store operations, and our lives in general, will soon be back on track.

At the most, we can be excited about the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) which will be most likely released via LEGO’s online shopping portal. Anyways, here are some of the LEGO freebies in store for us next month via LEGO Shop@Home or LEGO catalog phone orders.

Free Exclusive LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

For single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $50 or more from March 23 to April 13 will entitle you to a free LEGO Easter Egg (40371). This gift-with-purchase set comes in at 239 pieces and features a chick mini build inside a decorative brick-built egg casing.

Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)

Similar to the LEGO Easter Egg, the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) will also be offered during the same time period of March 23-April 13 but on a lower qualifying purchase. For every single-receipt LEGO purchase (online or via phone) worth $30 and more will allow you to bring home this hopping mini build as well. It somehow comes close to what LEGO stores offer with their Monthly Mini Builds (MMB).

Free LEGO Trolls Poppy’s Carriage (30555)

April LEGO Store Calendar

This final freebie for the month of April features a polybag promotional for the LEGO Trolls World Tour theme. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Trolls set worth $35 and above will qualify you for a free LEGO Trolls Poppy’s Carriage (30555) polybag. Though the LEGO Trolls sets have been out since January, it is still nice that LEGO managed to throw in an incentive for LEGO fans who will opt to buy these new sets. Though some parts of the world manage to show the movie, the US is yet to schedule a film release tentatively slated for April 10.

As I mentioned earlier, all LEGO brand stores are closed until April 12 which practically suspends all in-store activities such as Make and Take events, minifigure swaps, and other socially engaging activities. Its a drag really, but it’s for the best of all in the long run.

Keep safe brick fans and keep on building!

Check Out the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Box Distribution

LEGO has officially announced the character names of its latest LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027), via its social media channels. If you recall, LEGO gave us a glimpse of what to expect from Series 20 during this year’s New York Toy Fair, while third-party retailers gave us a closer look at what to expect from this latest CMF line.  Check out LEGO’s announcement via its Facebook page.

Additionally, reviews about the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 are starting to pour in showing us what to expect from each box, and how many of each minifig character can we expect from it. If you want to have an in-depth look at what this latest series has to offer, then you may want to refer to The Brothers Brick’s review.

Overall, there are 16 characters to collect for Series 20 with a total of 60 blind bags in a box with 3 to 5 copies of each character. Here’s a quick rundown of how this 10th-year commemorative CMF series is distributed.

As noted by TBB, the box distribution for LEGO CMF Series 20 (71027) is similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Collectible Minifigures DC Superheroes  (71026).  So eventually, we can get three complete sets of Series 20 minifigures in a box of 60 blind bags, with several minifigs to spare or resell.

It also turns out that we can expect this series to arrive earlier than what I previously reported. The LEGO CMF Series 20 is slated to arrive on April 19, 2020, though it is still be seen whether LEGO brand stores will already be open by then considering The LEGO Group’s most recent announcement regarding its store closures due to COVID-19. Whatever is the case, we can still hopefully rely on LEGO Shop@Home for our purchases.

READ: LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) Official Press Release

The next LEGO Ideas set has been revealed, and boy, am I really hyped for it! I’m pretty sure adult LEGO fans will all agree that the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) is one set that surely triggers a lot of memories of our early days of LEGO building. Plus the fact that this latest LEGO Ideas set is just gorgeously stunning simply makes this latest offering a must-have. And LEGO couldn’t agree more. Read on for The LEGO Group’s official press release about the Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) to learn more about the inspiration behind this set.

Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

Notwithstanding the threat of COVID-19, I must say that 2020 is a year of great releases as far as the LEGO Ideas theme is concerned. Other than this recent addition, we also have the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building (21323) to watch out for. And if there are any LEGO sets that will fill in the top spot of my LEGO wishlist for 2020, these two will definitely suffice.

The LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) will be available beginning April 1st (and on my AFOL’s honor, this is NOT  an April Fool’s Day joke) at LEGO Shop@Home and on LEGO brand stores, retailing for $199.99. It’s not on sale or pre-order yet, but you have the option of adding this to your LEGO online wishlist.

Arghhh me hearties! Explore an epic shipwreck with the new LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

The LEGO Group has announced the latest LEGO Ideas set, bringing back memories of the beloved LEGO Pirates theme.

Become a pirate with this brand-new LEGO Ideas set, inspired by the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship model. Adventurers can now explore the island and the wreckage of Captain Redbeard’s famous ship, which was lost at sea over 30 years ago.

The new LEGO© Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set has been created based on a submission to the LEGO Ideas platform by fan designer Pablo Sánchez Jiménez, who has a passion for all things pirate and was inspired after building LEGO brick models with his dad when he was young. The concept behind the LEGO® IDEAS Pirates of Barracuda Bay set reached the 10,000-supporter milestone in just 25 days – making it one of the quickest sets to hit the target.

With 2,545-pieces in total, the model contains everything a pirate or LEGO fan needs to create the ultimate shipwreck – including a captain’s quarters, food store and supply dock. LEGO builders can even uncover buried treasure on the island by removing parts of the ship to explore new areas and create new stories.

This set also contains 8 Minifigures all based on pirate characters from the classic pirate lines, including the iconic Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and the twins, Port and Starboard, as well as 3 other pirates and 2 skeleton figures and various animals to discover on the island.

When builders tire of being stranded at sea, the island can also be reassembled to create Captain Redbeard’s legendary ship, the Black Seas Barracuda. Rebuild the ship to launch a rescue mission to take the ship’s crew back to safety and find the buried treasure.

The LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep and is sure to catch the eye whether proudly displayed or placed amongst other LEGO Pirate sets.

LEGO Ideas offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the net sales.

Fans can submit their own LEGO set ideas at ideas.LEGO.com.

21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1st April 2020.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) Officially Revealed!

This is one exciting set that you surely wouldn’t want to miss! After several teasers over social media, the next LEGO Ideas set has been finally unveiled. Setting sail over at LEGO Shop@Home is the gorgeous and impressively huge LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322). Check out the product details and crisp official images below.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Slated to be released on April 1st (and this ain’t an April Fool’s Day joke), the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) comes in at 2,545 pieces and will retail for $199.99. Inspired by LEGO fan builder Pablo Sanchez (or Brick_Brick at LEGO Ideas), this set will certainly bring back memories of the good ‘ol LEGO Pirates days together with the daring Captain Redbeard and his dauntless pirate crew. This set is now listed over LEGO Shop@Home and you may opt to add this to your wishlist so you will be notified later on of its availability. I just hope that LEGO brand stores will be back on track on this date, moving forward.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

2,545 pieces || $199.99 USD

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

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Rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® construction projects with this LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model for display and play. Enjoy some calm, quality time alone building – or share the fun with others.

Rebuild into a classic
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern, and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures, and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.

Fan-tastic ideas!
LEGO Ideas offers a diverse array of sets, all created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. Inspired by real-life, action heroes, iconic movies, popular TV series or totally original concepts, there are cool model kits for people of all ages.

  • Build and play with or display this LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model. The island can also be split in half and rearranged, revealing buried pirate treasure.
  • The set has 8 minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard for pirate role-play action, plus a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs, and 2 skeleton figures.
  • Rooms including a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell are filled with accessories. The shipwreck also rebuilds into a ship inspired by the 1989 LEGO® model, Captain Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda.
  • This 2,545-piece pirate building set makes a great birthday or holiday gift for pirate and LEGO® enthusiasts. It will give you a stress-relieving break from the daily grind – and hours of refreshing, creative fun.
  • This cool pirate shipwreck island model measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep. It’s sure to make a big impression whether displayed at home or as an office desk toy.

 

 

Are We To See the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) Set Anytime Soon?

LEGO’s official Facebook page gave out a series of teasers that somehow gives the impression that the next LEGO Ideas reveal is on its way very soon. If you recall during the LEGO Ideas First 2019 Review Stage, three sets managed to receive the thumbs up approval of the reviewers to become the next LEGO Ideas sets: the impressive Playable LEGO Piano, my personal favorite, 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building, and The Pirate Bay. One of these sets is now slated to be announced anytime soon, with the consensus of most fans that the latter might be appearing on LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon.

As of this posting, LEGO has already launched two polls on its Facebook page that asks AFOLs of their favorite LEGO Pirates sets from the past.

Based on its first social media poll, most LEGO fans who joined in weighed their choices between the LEGO Black Seas Barracuda (6285) and the LEGO Skull’s Eye Schooner (6286). It’s a bit of a tight race between the two, with the Black Seas Barracuda emerging as the all-time favorite pirate ship among the 38,000 fans who cast their votes.

The second poll is currently on-going, asking fans whether they had any of the two classic LEGO Pirate sets where they can dock their brick pirate ships. Its a choice between the Lagoon Lock-Up (6267) or the Imperial Trading Post (6277) for that matter.

It’s a great way to spark the interest of the LEGO community, especially that our next LEGO Ideas set is something that is very endeared among older LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) by Pablo Jimenez (aka Bricky_Brick over at the LEGO Ideas website) is scheduled to be our next fan-designed set following the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321). This set is expected to follow a modular design similar to that of the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) from 2017. Like any other LEGO Ideas set, we can expect that the LEGO Design Team has put considerable effort into streamlining this set, taking into account the size and scale of The Pirate Bay.

 

LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay

The LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) follows a modular design similar to its predecessor the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310).

We do not have any additional details about the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay except for its expected price point of $200 based on Price Vortex’s listing. And if this turns out to be true, then this recent LEGO Ideas set will be the second one within the said price range, other than the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318). Its a bit pricy, but the scale of this model is certainly worth it.

With these recent developments, we can expect an official reveal from LEGO anytime soon. So be sure to stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates about the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322).

Are you excited about the comeback of the LEGO Pirates? Let me know in the comments below.

Here’s A Chance to Win an Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata Minifigure

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated to include another monthly sweepstakes promo. Last January, we saw the return of the uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure as it was raffled away to LEGO VIP members. And now, LEGO fans and collectors will be delighted to know that up for grabs this time will be another exclusive in the form of a limited-edition, LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure.

This exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure is exclusively signed by motion-capture artist and model Arti Shah, who doubled for Lupita Nyong’o in playing the role of the legendary pirate queen in The Force Awakens. Arti Shah also took on several roles in the Star Wars movie franchise which includes creature and Power Droid roles in The Last Jedi and Rogue One respectively.

This collectible LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure also comes in a UV acrylic case and is subsequently awarded by UK Graders (UKG) with the highest Gold Level grading.  Here’s a brief description of it from the LEGO Rewards Center.

VIPs: Win a signed LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure

Enter the VIP competition! You could win a limited-edition Maz Kanata minifigure signed by Arti Shah, the motion capture double for actress Lupita Nyong’o. Awarded the highest ‘Gold’ level grading by UKG, this minifigure comes in a UV acrylic case. 50 points per entry. Sign in to the VIP Reward Centre to enter. Not a VIP? Join now and start earning points for future entries! Enter by 19/4.

Remember,  you have until April 19, 2020 to join in this raffle, with only 50 VIP points needed per raffle entry and a maximum of 15 entries per LEGO VIP member.  Be sure to visit the LEGO Rewards Center for more details.

For the latest LEGO Star Wars sets such as the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian subtheme, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

Additional Images of the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Sets Revealed

LEGO servers have been updated recently to include additional official images of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets including the Razor Crest (75292) and a BrickHeadz mashup of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). If you recall, they were first unveiled by LEGO just in time for the annual New York Toy Fair held last month.

Aside from the fact that we need to wait a good five months for these sets to be released, we still need to wait a bit more before the second season of the highly popular Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, starts streaming in October. In the meantime, you can already pre-order both of these new LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets, with the Razor Crest retailing for $129.99 and the series’ BrickHeadz counterpart for $19.99. If you wish to be one of the very first LEGO fans to see these sets at your doorway come in August, then be sure to check out the following images below, and visit these LEGO Shop@Home links below.  You may also be interested to know that from March 20 until 29, all of your purchases at LEGO Shop@Home earns you Double VIP points for those sweet rewards waiting for you at VIP Reward Center.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Razor Crest (75292)

Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with The Razor Crest (75292) LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy for kids. This brick-built armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod and more authentic details to inspire creative play.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

 

LEGO BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317)

Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

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LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) Official Images Released

We first caught a glimpse of this little guy’s official LEGO tie-in set last month during the annual New York Toy Fair. And now that we get to watch the last installment of the Skywalker Saga at the comfort of our homes with the digital release of The Rise of Skywalker, perhaps now is the best time to have your building hands busy with this latest LEGO Star Wars set. Though we’re still counting the weeks before we get to see the official LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) building set rolled-out in LEGO stores, we are fortunate to see what it has to offer with the release of these official images.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

German LEGO online retailer Proshop has listed the LEGO Star Wars D-O set for pre-order, with a release date of April 20. If you recall during this year’s NYTF, LEGO D-O was reported to come in at 519 pieces and will retail for $69.99 in the US.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

This latest LEGO Star Wars display set also seems to cater to the adult fan base of the LEGO Star Wars theme, with its UCS-like design that features its own display stand and plaque. At almost 1 foot in height, it makes a great display piece to celebrate the legacy of one of cinema’s most enduring film franchise.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

Here’s a rough English translation of the LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) building set, while we wait for LEGO Shop@Home servers to be updated. Thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.

LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278)

Build your own fantastic model of DO ™ from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkers”! Recreate all the authentic details of the endearing droid with LEGO® bricks. Just like the real DO, the head can be turned 360 degrees and tilted forward and backward. This collector’s item also includes an integrated stand to present the model together with an information sign and DO as a minifigure at home or in the office.

The cool LEGO® Star Wars ™ building toy “DO ™” (75278) recalls exciting scenes from the film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkers”.
The authentic details of this lovable Star Wars character can be reproduced excellently with LEGO bricks. The fans will be delighted to find that the head can be tilted and rotated 360 degrees and that the antennas can be moved. Intended as a showpiece This LEGO set contains an integrated stand for the construction model as well as an information sign with DO as a cute minifigure to attract everyone’s attention at home or in the office as an attractive showpiece. Also note the other LEGO Star Wars collectibles, construction models and showpieces for adults, for example, the sets “Stormtrooper ™ helmet” (75276) and “Boba Fett ™ helmet” (75277). Welcome to the LEGO Star Wars universe Since 1999, the LEGO Group has repeatedly formed iconic spaceships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars is the most successful theme world of the LEGO Group and contains cool gift ideas for fans of all ages.

LEGO Star Wars D-O