LEGO October 2022 GWP Ray the Castaway (40566) Gets Product Listing Too

At last, September 2022 is drawing to a close. We can look forward to yet another blitz of new LEGO set launches next month. This includes other extras like the usual gifts-with-purchase items available at minimum purchase limits. One particular GWP set we’re already aware of is Ray the Castaway (40566). This item won its spot from a LEGO Ideas contest challenge. While we got an advance glimpse of the set last week, this time LEGO’s got an item listing for it. This bit of news is brought to us by The Brick Fan. We’ll let the LEGO Shop page speak further about this GWP.

Ray the Castaway (40566)

Age 18+ | 239 pieces | 1 minifigure | worth $19.99 but is a gift-with-purchase

Escape the everyday and join Ray the Castaway on a brick-built desert island with this LEGO® Ideas set (40566). Build palm trees, a shelter and a raft, and bring the scene to life with the Ray minifigure, plus parrot, crab and 2 fish figures. This competition-winning model was created by LEGO fan designers and makes a delightful gift for adults or any LEGO enthusiast.

  • Colorful desert island model (40566) for play and display – Build a life on a brick-built desert island for Ray the Castaway with this LEGO® Ideas competition-winning model, created by fan designers
  • Realistic details – The desert island model features a buildable shelter, raft and palm trees, plus a Ray minifigure and parrot, crab and 2 fish figures

The GWP promo period for Ray the Castaway (40566) runs from the 1st to 16th of October. Collectors need only a minimum total LEGO purchase of $120 to get this mini-set.

LEGO House Skaerbaek 2022 Gives Away 3D-Printed Mini-Wooden Duck Piece

Before developing the plastic building bricks synonymous with its name today, the LEGO company had an earlier iconic “face” toy. Founder Ole Kirk Christiansen was a carpenter; thus, LEGO’s original products were traditional wooden toys. One item in particular stood out in historical memory: a wooden duck on wheels. Pull it along and the wheel mechanism makes the duck’s beak open and close ala “quacking”. LEGO certainly remembers this early toy fondly enough to give it an official LEGO-brick set. True, it’s only exclusive to LEGO House Billund, but it’s there. And this year it even got a limited-edition miniature.

Brick Fanatics reports to us that LEGO “released” another LEGO House exclusive based on their classic wooden duck. Actually, the item was a giveaway at the recent AFOL event Skaerbaek Fan Weekend at LEGO House Billund. On Friday, September 23, event-goers who bought exclusive AFOL Day 2022 minifigures received a minifig-sized plastic duck accessory. This unique LEGO piece came to be thanks to 3D-printing, a LEGO first for plastic pieces. Amazingly, even for its size the plastic duck replicates its larger original’s quacking function when rolled along flat surfaces. It even features a front handle fitting a minifigure’s hands for posing.

This LEGO minifig-scale duck toy is bound to become a new rare find after this one-off event. Will it come back in future occasions? We can always believe in possibilities. A Minifigure Factory created the Skaerbaek AFOL 2022 limited minifigures. Maybe other LEGO locations with the Minifigure Factory could offer the duck as an accessory. Only time will tell.

LEGO Bricktober 2022 Images Hit Social Media

We here at The Brick Show are pretty sure there are still some readers out there who remember Bricktober. Yep, that nice LEGO collaborative event with Toys R Us used to be a highlight of the LEGO reporting year. Then came 2017 and TRU folded in North America, the UK and Australia. True, it came back in 2019, and has been fighting to stay around even with the pandemic. But the LEGO Bricktober tradition has yet to return…at least in those areas. But in Asian Toys R Us stores, Bricktober never kind of ended. In fact, we’ve got some teaser news for this year’s edition.

According to Brickset, the first images of Bricktober 2022 just landed on social media. They got the scoop from South Korean Instagram user idonggy9541. If last year’s theme was fairy-tale books, this year it’s coin-operated children’s rides. Throughout October 2022 four exclusive LEGO Bricktober sets will be available in TRU Stores throughout Asia. As can be seen in the post image, collectors can get a rocket ship, pirate ship, unicorn and dragon coin-op. Like 2019 and 2020, this Bricktober collection will come in a nifty box. Asian LEGO collectors can go ham next month at their local Toys R Us.

Unfortunately, Bricktober fans in the US, UK and Australia will have to go another year without. They could try their luck with the secondary LEGO market. But again, it’s at times like this when the loss (or reduced state) of TRU is felt the most. We wish collectors in the west the best of luck in hunting these neat brick-built coin-op rides in the future. Stay tuned for further updates.

September LEGO VIP Reward: Retro-Ad Tin Lunchbox

LEGO collectors who haven’t signed up for their VIP program might ask: why join? Those in the know might answer: why not join? Being able to accumulate VIP points to invest in a future LEGO set makes for one advantageous perk. And there’s also the matter of rewards the program gives out. Products exclusively available on LEGO VIP are major points of pride for serious collectors. After all, some of them aren’t even brick sets but cool LEGO-themed merchandise to broadcast your FOL-ness. It just so happens that LEGO VIP has got a new reward coming for its loyal membership.

According to Brickset, next on the LEGO VIP Rewards block is a cool retro-style tin lunchbox. Now that’s one item to fancy yet another sector of the collectors’ community. The lunchbox art evokes 1965, since it’s an advertisement for Basic Building Set in Cardboard (050), released that year. That “Today in 2065” blurb must’ve seemed like the distant future so long ago. The actual box art for Basic Building Set is even replicated on the tin. LEGO and lunchbox collectors with VIP membership can get this reward for 2500 VIP points starting on September 1.

Walmart Exclusive Offer: Mini Castle Celebrating 90 Years of LEGO

LEGO might have its own exclusive online Shop and global Store chain to get its products to collectors. Still, major toy retailers around the world have been arm in arm with LEGO for decades now. And these partnerships have been putting out some great promo offers every now and then. Last week we had the buzz regarding LEGO purchases at Target stores being eligible for earning VIP points. Other times retail regulars might get chances at retail-exclusive LEGO sets. As you may have surmised, there’s an exclusive celebrating 90 years of LEGO available now. And you get it at Walmart.

The Brick Fan has it that Walmart is helping LEGO celebrate its milestone anniversary with this exclusive set. If you’re a longtime collector who knows of the classic Yellow Castle (375), this is a miniature version. It also comes with a special red tile with the “90 Years of Play” LEGO anniversary logo. Starting August 10 until 24, Walmart shoppers can get the Mini Castle by buying $50 worth of LEGO sets there. However, they must be from a list of qualifying products detailed here. Like with the Target VIP points, buyers must upload an image of their receipt to LEGO’s dedicated Walmart promo page. They have until August 31.

According to LEGO, once an August 10-24 Walmart receipt is uploaded, it’ll take 24 hours to process. The Walmart Mini Castle will then be shipped to a sender’s provided physical address, except for PO boxes. Of course, the offer’s only good until supplies last. But hey, any commemorative 90 Years of LEGO set’s worth aiming for if you’re a LEGO faithful.

Build a Red Brick in LEGO Stores, July & August

Quite a few years ago, a possible surprise awaiting customers at a LEGO Store are brick-building events. You get to sit at a worktable and given several LEGO bricks along with instructions to assemble simple builds. You complete the exercise and you get to bring your build home. These activities not only hype up the kids, they can also serve as sources for extra LEGO bricks. Of course, in-store building events went quiet for a couple years due to the pandemic. Now however, they’re returning to a nice regularity, if this new activity is indication.

Brickset brings us word of this cool in-store building event at LEGO Store branches this month and next. In yet another part of “Celebrating 90 Years of Play”, store customers can build a big Red LEGO Brick. The event kicked off in US and UK LEGO Stores this July 20, lasting until the 21st. And it’ll recur this coming August, this time from the 10th to 11th. The Big Red Brick looks fairly impressive and can be built from Ages 6 and up. If nothing else, the red and black pieces could be added later to one’s loose LEGO-brick stock.

Local LEGO Store customers will be able to participate in the Red Brick build, first come first served. Each store will also have limited quantities of LEGO bricks for building in all event days. Furthermore, only one Red Brick can be assembled and brought home per person. Lastly, this simple set can’t be bought conventionally. You miss the building event period this week however, and you’ll have to wait for August 10-11 for another chance.

ICYMI: LEGO Minifigures Series 23 (71034) Arriving This September!

This year’s LEGO Con has officially revealed plenty of exciting sets to watch out for in the 2nd half of 2022 including the highly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Series 23 (71034).

LEGO Minifigures Series 23

More like being a teaser, LEGO gave us a glimpse on the design process on how a collectible minifigure is designed and made, together with a hands-on reveal of some of the colorful characters included in the upcoming CMF Series 23.  Watch the reveal below.

Take a closer look at the following images of all the 12 characters in this series.

Cardboard Robot

LEGO Minifigures Series 23

Ferry Captain

LEGO Minifigures Series 23

Reindeer Costume

Green Dragon Costume

Wolf Costume

Popcorn Costume

LEGO Minifigures Series 23

Turkey Costume

Christmas Elf

Knight of the Yellow Castle

Nutcracker

Snowman

Sugar Fairy

And true to its word, LEGO has also updated its home shopping portal to include a listing of the LEGO Minifigure Series 23 (71034).  There is no pre-order option to date, but you can certainly expect these funky costumed characters to be available starting September 1. Check out the series’ official product description below. You may click on the affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. Which is your favorite Series 23 character? Mine will have to be the Cardboard Robot, Ferry Captain, and Popcorn Costume. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Minifigures Series 23 (71034)

Coming soon on September 1, 2022

Delight a child or Minifigures fan with these LEGO® Minifigures Series 23 (71034) blind bags for ages 5+. This unique series features a great lineup of fun characters to collect and display or to take independent or group play in unexpected new directions.

Inspiring collection of fun LEGO Minifigures

Children and adult fans get to say “Hi!” to a limited-edition range of imaginative characters, including Nutcracker, Sugar Fairy, Green Dragon Costume, Snowman, Reindeer Costume, Holiday Elf, Turkey Costume, Cardboard Robot, Popcorn Costume, Wolf Costume, Ferry Captain and Knight of the Yellow Castle.

Surprise!

Each finely crafted, highly detailed LEGO minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag and includes a collector’s information leaflet, making a great little gift that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

  • Unexpected characters – Encourage endless play with these fun LEGO® Minifigures Series 23 (71034) bags. A creative surprise treat for kids and minifigure fans of any age
  • Collectible fun in a bag – 1 of 12 buildable characters to discover, plus a collector’s leaflet. A fun addition to any collection

And in case you missed out on some of the previous LEGO CMF series, The Brickshow Shop LEGO Collectible Minifigures is running a sale on some of the most sought after LEGO minifigs around including those from earlier CMF series, Disney, Marvel, and the Muppets.

Recreate the Perfect Muscle Car With LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304)

LEGO has just announced earlier this week the arrival of another hefty set designed for the auto enthusiast in mind. And if in case you feel the need to build what could arguably be the world’s perfect muscle car – yeah I guess Stephen will really have something to say about it since he seems to be a fan of Ferraris, lol – then read on and see what the new LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304) has in store.

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Since the rebranding of LEGO Creator Expert to LEGO Icons last month, LEGO has rolled out several sets that cater to the AFOL population. And this time around, LEGO fans and muscle car aficionados will want to have this 1,000+ piece set to be at the front and center of their collection.

The LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is slated to be released on August 1st, retailing for $170. Read on for the rest of the set’s product details, and while you’re at it, you may also want to add this iconic set added to your wishlist by clicking on the affiliate link below.

 

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304)

1,105 pieces | $169.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2022

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Ready to push the limits of performance and style? Then start your creative engine. It’s time to pay homage to a vintage classic with this Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304) building project for adults. Take your time. This is an experience to savor. Make your choices. Create your perfect model. Then place it on display to admire the impressive looks of an iconic car.

Highly customizable

Just like the classic 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, this highly accurate collectible LEGO® model car comes with a host of options so you can personalize your car, your way. With the roof or convertible? Classic or hideaway front headlights? White, gray, or red racing stripes? The choice is yours. But this car’s impressive looks are just the start. Authentic features include a detailed V8 engine, working steering and opening doors, plus an opening hood and trunk.

Drive your passion

Build creativity. Build concentration. Build your dream vehicle collection with buildable model vehicles, made specifically for adults.

  • Build an American car icon – Savor this project for adults as you craft all the details of the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304) model with its black color scheme, silver rims, and customizable options
  • Your car. Your way – With customizable options, you can personalize your model with the roof or convertible option, classic or hideaway front headlights, and a choice of racing-stripe colors
  • Authentic features – The LEGO® Chevrolet Camaro Z28 building kit is inspired by the original 1969 car and has a detailed V8 engine, working steering and opening doors, plus an opening hood and trunk
  • Retro accessories – This classic car collectible model comes with accessories including furry dice and a printed tile depicting an automotive magazine, plus a choice of 2 license plates
  • A gift idea – This LEGO® Chevrolet Camaro Z28 building kit offers a project for adults and a gift idea for classic car lovers
  • Dimensions – The model measures over 3.5 in. (10 cm) high, 14 in. (36 cm) long, and 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Would You Rather Play or Display? Easy. Both. Introducing the LEGO Ideas The Office (21336)!

Well, this next LEGO Ideas set deserves a pretzel. In the tradition of brick-built dioramas of your favorite TV shows such as those from FRIENDS and Seinfeld, comes another LEGO Ideas set fit for all the brick fans of this prime-time Emmy-award-winning comedy series. The LEGO Ideas The Office (21336) set is the brainchild of prolific LEGO fan designer Jaijai Lewis. In fact, this next LEGO Ideas set has gone through a lot of initial disapprovals and reiterations since 2015 until the LEGO Ideas design team gave it the green light during the LEGO Ideas First 2021 Review Stage, alongside the LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet (21334).  True to the mantra of the sitcom’s lead character and eccentric boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), Jaijai simply “Never, ever, ever gave up”.

LEGO Ideas The Office

The LEGO Ideas The Office (21336) clocks in at 1,164 pieces and comes with an impressive, 15 minifigures of the show’s main cast: Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Ryan Howard, Angela Martin, Oscar Martinez, Kevin Malone, Stanley Hudson, Kelly Kapoor, Phyllis Lapin Vance, Meredith Palmer, Creed Bratton, Toby Flenderson and Darryl Philbin.

More than just being a display set, this LEGO version of the iconic Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton office comes complete with all the accessories that call back to some of the funniest moments in the show. Stapler-filled jello anyone?

The set also features an authentic representation of the Office’s reception area, conference room, and Michael’s office that slides out separately if you want to display it on its own.

The LEGO Ideas The Office is now available for pre-order for $120 and is slated to be released on October 1st, 2o22. Check out the rest of these product images, and click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to be one of the first to pre-order this.

LEGO Ideas The Office (21336)

1,164 pieces | 15 minifigures | $119.99 | Available for pre-order, to be released starting October 1, 2022  

LEGO Ideas The Office LEGO Ideas The Office

ICYMI: Make Way for LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411)!

Hey, there brick fans! In case you missed it, LEGO has announced another super-sized set that will surely tickle the fancy of all Super Mario fans. The LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411) is the biggest LEGO rendition of the iconic Super Mario villain that comes in at almost 3,000 pieces. The nice thing about this set is that it is not just meant for display, but it also comes with a bunch of play features that are certainly designed to impress: movable head, mouth, and legs, launching fireball, and beautiful, intricate details.

LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser

And like the rest of the LEGO Super Mario sets, The Mighty Bowser also evokes certain sounds and animations from the LEGO Super Mario figure itself. Watch Carl Merriam (Senior Designer) and Didier Agani (Senior Play Designer)  as they demonstrate how this set adds more fun to other LEGO Super Mario sets.

The LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411) will retail for $269.99 once it becomes available on October 1st. Read on for more info about this set, and click on the affiliate link below if you want to add this to your LEGO wishlist today.

LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411)

2,807 pieces | $269.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2022

LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser

Appreciate the king of the Koopas when you build, display, and play with LEGO® Super Mario™ The Mighty Bowser™ (71411). This buildable figure uses new-for-October-2022 LEGO elements to recreate the look of Bowser’s spikes. It has many features, including a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements. His arms and fingers move too!

Interactive play
Display The Mighty Bowser on the brick-built battle platform, which has 2 towers for him to knock over, a hidden POW Block, and an Action Tag. Combine The Mighty Bowser and the platform with a LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360, 71387, or 71403 – sold separately) for battles with LEGO® Mario™, LEGO® Luigi™, or LEGO® Peach™. A great gift for any Super Mario™ fan and fun for all the family, this set includes step-by-step instructions to guide the complex build.

Welcome to your zone
Look out for other LEGO Sets for Adults in the collection. Whatever your passion, there is an inspiring building project waiting for you.

  • Buildable model of Bowser for display and play – Celebrate the ultimate Super Mario™ boss with this detailed LEGO® brick-built The Mighty Bowser™ (71411) figure for display and play
  • Create different poses – Control Bowser’s head and neck with a button under the shell, open and close the mouth, pose the arms, hands, legs, and tail and activate the fireball launcher
  • Battle platform with a POW Block and 2 towers – The platform has a hidden POW Block for enhanced play with Starter Courses (sold separately) and 2 towers that are designed to be knocked over by Bowser
  • The Mighty Bowser™ display piece – This LEGO® Super Mario™ character model, including the display stand, measures over 12.5 in. (32 cm) high, 16 in. (41 cm) wide and 11 in. (28 cm) deep
  • Interactive play – Stomp on the battle platform’s Action Tag with LEGO® Mario™, LEGO® Luigi™ or LEGO® Peach™ (figures not included) for battles with The Mighty Bowser™
  • Gift idea for fans – This 2,807-piece LEGO® building set makes a fun birthday present, holiday gift or special treat for Super Mario™ fans.