Here’s Your Last Chance to Get a Free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630)

I have to say that this LEGO promo somehow fell off my radar. This week has been a pretty tough one for me, with a double whammy of coughs and cold that I have to deal with during this unholy flu season. In any case, if you have some LEGO shopping that needs to be done soon, then you might want to do it today for some free LEGO merchandise along the way. With a few remaining hours left, you still have a chance to add the LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630) into your shopping cart at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Storage Bucket

For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products and merchandise worth $100 USD and more, you’ll get this free LEGO Storage Bucket, or until supplies last.

LEGO Storage Bucket

LEGO® Storage Bucket (item 5005630) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores. Offer valid from 09/23/19 through 11:59pm EST, 09/28/19 or while supplies last only. Offer applies to the LEGO® Storage Bucket only; items shown in the bag are not included with this offer. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $100 in merchandise from the current assortment only; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. Offer excludes Bricks & Pieces and backorder items. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. One free item per household. Item is valued at approximately a $24.99 (US) / $29.99 (CA) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional items cannot be purchased. Offers not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time without advance notice.

In case you managed to bag the LEGO Picnic Blanket (5006016) promotional from last month, then the LEGO Storage Bucket is a great addition to your outdoor LEGO life. Just be sure to make that purchase right away since the latter is only available until 11:59PM EST of September 28.

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LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Sets Officially Revealed

Well, this might not be entirely new and some with even dare say that this is no surprise. But LEGO has finally lifted a rather broken embargo when it officially announced the LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets alongside other new LSW sets based from the classic films and Disney+’s The Mandalorian. The official reveal came just in time for Triple Force Friday which will launch next week on October 4th. However, it is already known that several retailers both online and in-store, have already put these LEGO Star Wars sets on their shelves which allowed several LEGO fan YouTubers to legally purchase and review them. In any case, whether you’re surprised by it or not, here’s a closer look at these LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets and what you can expect from them.

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Sets

Resistance A-Wing Starfighter (75248)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

269 pieces | Age 7+ 29.99 (USD) 39.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Add an iconic A-wing to any Star Wars™ collection!

Fly into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker action with the awesome Resistance A-Wing Starfighter! It’s got cool details, like spring-loaded shooters and an opening cockpit to sit Snap Wexley at the controls. You also get Lieutenant Connix, so whether you’re planning an attack against the evil First Order or just flying over the surface of a distant planet, this cool LEGO® playset is so much fun!
• Includes Snap Wexley and Lieutenant Connix LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures.
• This Star Wars™ building toy features an opening minifigure cockpit, retractable landing gear, wingtip cannons and 2 integrated spring-loaded shooters.
• Playset weapons include Snap Wexley’s blaster pistol and Lieutenant Connix’s blaster.
• Recreate exciting moments from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie.
• Makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or surprise gift for any occasion.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ starship measures over 2” (7cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter (75249)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

578 pieces | Age 8+ 69.99 (USD) 89.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Collect an updated LEGO® Star Wars™ Y-Wing!

Load up for a bombing run with the Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! Fly in under the radar and pull the trigger to help Zorii Bliss release the bombs. Send the First Order Snowtrooper scrambling for cover and then rescue Poe Dameron, D-O and the Astromech Droid. With this Y-wing, LEGO® Star Wars™ action is never far away!
• Includes 5 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters: Poe Dameron, Zorii Bliss and First Order Snowtrooper minifigures, and D-O and astromech droid LEGO figures.
• Star Wars™ Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter, a.k.a. wishbone, features an opening minifigure cockpit, folding landing gear, 2 spring-loaded shooters and top-loaded bombs with trigger-activated release.
• Weapons include Poe’s blaster pistol, Zorii’s 2 blaster pistols and the First Order Snowtrooper’s blaster.
• The Y-Wing’s color scheme and Zorii’s molded helmet are new for October 2019.
• Recreate exciting moments from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie.
• This starship makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a fun Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• Star Wars™ building set measures over 2” (7cm) high, 16” (43cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.

Pasaana Speeder Chase (75250)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

373 pieces | Age 8+ 39.99 (USD) 49.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Get the action going with 2 exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ vehicles!

Race with Rey and BB-8 across distant planets on their transport speeder. Just like the one in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this speeder looks like it hovers, too! But look out, the First Order is in hot pursuit on their treadspeeder – and a Jet Trooper is swooping in from above. Time to grab your Lightsaber and help Rey teach those evil troopers a lesson they’ll never forget!
• Comes with exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ characters including 3 minifigures – Rey, First Order Jet Trooper and a First Order Treadspeeder Driver – plus a BB-8 droid LEGO figure.
• Transport speeder has space for Rey and BB-8 and features a transparent stand for an authentic ‘hovering’ look.
• Treadspeeder has a seat for a trooper plus a rubber tank track and 2 side-mounted stud shooters for exciting role-play action.
• Molded rocket element and Jet Trooper rocket elements are new for October 2019.
• Weapons include Rey’s blue Lightsaber, the Treadspeeder Driver’s blaster pistol and the Jet Trooper’s blaster.
• Recreate exciting moments from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with this fun LEGO® Star Wars™ kids’ toy.
• This set makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• Transport speeder measures over 3” (10cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.

Kylo Ren’s Shuttle (75256)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

1005 pieces | Age 10+ 119.99 (USD) 159.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Inspire galactic role-play with Kylo Ren’s Shuttle!

Travel the galaxy with Kylo Ren’s personal shuttle. It has everything the Supreme Leader could ever want, including folding wings and spring-loaded shooters for scaring off those pesky Resistance fighters! There’s also space in the cockpit for his fearsome crew, the Knights of Ren. This awesome set also comes with General Pryde, a Sith Trooper and a First Order Stormtrooper, so you can start battling right away!
• Includes 6 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, General Pryde, a Sith Trooper, a First Order Stormtrooper and 2 Knights of Ren.
• Kylo Ren’s command shuttle features rotatable right engine for folding in the wings when landing, the ability to shorten the wings by folding the top part down, 2 spring-loaded shooters, lowering access ramp and a 3-minifigure cockpit.
• Weapons include Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber, General Pryde’s blaster pistol, the Sith Trooper’s blaster rifle, the First Order Stormtrooper’s blaster and the Knights of Ren’s axe and mace.
• Includes a new-for-October-2019 Knights of Ren helmet design.
• Inspire role-play scenes from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with Kylo Ren’s personal transport ship.
• Makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ ship with wings extended measures over 13” (35cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 19” (50cm) wide.

Millennium Falcon (75257)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

1351 pieces | Age 9+ 159.99 (USD) 179.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Own the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

Join Finn, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Boolio, C-3PO, R2-D2 and D-O, as they travel the galaxy aboard the legendary Millennium Falcon. Like the version from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this one might have seen better days… but it can still do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs… probably. So, raise the ramp, take the controls and get ready to head out on a LEGO® Star Wars™ voyage of adventure!
• Includes 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters: Finn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian and Boolio minifigures, plus R2-D2 and D-O LEGO droid figures.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon model external features include a rotating top and bottom gun turrets (bottom turret fits 2 minifigures), 2 spring-loaded shooters, a lowering ramp and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures.
• Interior details include a cargo area with 2 containers, navigation computer with rotating chair, couch and Dejarik hologame table, galley, bunk, hidden smuggling compartment and a hyperdrive with repair tools.
• Weapons include Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster, Finn’s blaster and Lando’s blaster.
• Inspire role-play scenes from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with the legendary Corellian freighter.
• This LEGO® Star Wars™ set makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars collectible for any occasion.
• Starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide.

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Junkertown Inspired Building Contest

Back in July, LEGO Ideas launched another building contest that asked fans to come up with their best brick rendition of the harsh Australian Outback in true, Junkertown-style. Inspired by the LEGO Overwatch sets, the LEGO Ideas Show Us Your Junker-Inspired Interpretation of an Overwatch Hero challenges builders to recreate their favorite Overwatch character if they’re a resident of Junkertown. The winners are in and let’s take a look at these outstanding winning entries.

Junker Orisa

LEGO Ideas Junkertown

This is my interpretation of a Junker-fied Orisa.
in all the chaos in Junkertown, a lot of her armor got damaged, and therefore overlapped and welded with old rusty pieces of metal lying around in Junkertowns surroundings. Though a lot of her changed, she still managed to keep some of her somewhat friendly personality.
I decided not to make huge changes to her, so the original design would be easy to recognize.
The model consists of 674 parts, its made in LDD and rendered with Stud.io ~ AlexWeigelt
Junkertown Hanzo

LEGO Ideas Junkertown

Hanzo equipped for surviving in the harsh environment of the Outback.
This was a really fun build, both to recreate the character recognizably and also to add the Junkertown twist. I hope you enjoy! (The cloth elements are all LEGO: parts 32652, 32653, 36964, 35863, and bb685pb01.) ~ BallomNomNom 
JunkerTown Winston

Even in the thick of the Australian outback, a scientist like Winston can figure out how to make the most of the surrounding junk. Armed with an electromagnetic frag launcher, a jet engine booster pack, a new cyborg arm, and of course, Winston never goes anywhere without his bull hide Spiffy hat! ~ Legofin.

Junkertown Winston

LEGO Ideas Junkertown

This version of Winston ended up in Junkertown after he escaped from the Moon. He used his scientific and engineering skills to build armor and a jump pack of the remains of his crashed emergency pod and equipped himself with a demolition saw that he found in an abandoned junkyard. After some modifications of his own, he is now equipped and ready to take on the other inhabitants of Junkertown! ~ oOger

Junkhardt

When Reinhardt was stranded in the Australian Outback without his powered armour, he had to adapt in order to survive. Crafting a new battle suit from old vehicle and spaceship parts, he is now ready to take on Junkertown in style… ~ MarkNewnham1

 

Each of the winners received the entire collection of 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets, plus an exclusive LEGO Overwatch box with special golden guns elements not found in any other LEGO sets. To top it off, winners also received some limited-edition Overwatch merchandise. For more details about the currently available LEGO Overwatch sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home. Congratulations to the winners! Keep on building, mates!

2019 LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) Gift-With-Purchase Set Revealed

LEGO seems to be on a roll as we feel more and more of the Christmas vibe in the air. After revealing the Gingerbread House (10267) and LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353), we now have another seasonal set to add to that Winter Village MOC that you might be working on, or just to simply have around as a pretty neat holiday decor around the house. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have a first look at this year’s LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) gift-with-purchase (GWP) seasonal set.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

If you recall, this promotional set has been like a sort of tradition for the LEGO Group every holiday season, similar to the likes of last year’s LEGO Christmas Carousel (40293) and LEGO Christmas Box (40292). Both sets came with a certain qualifying purchase, and both looked lovely as holiday-inspired sets. Similarly, we can also expect that the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) will be available to all LEGO fans perhaps as part once again of this year’s Black Friday deals.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

The LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) comes in at 392 pieces and features a better version of a brick-built Christmas tree. It features several cool touches such as a rotating base, a series of nicely colored brick-built gift boxes, a microscaled train, and several colorful bulbs that imitate the tree’s flashing lights. By far, this is the best Christmas tree model that LEGO came up with at a very long time.

I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in regarding this set’s availability. But as I said, I’m assuming that this promotional set will go live once Black Friday 2019 kicks in, similar to what LEGO did in the past. Furthermore, we can also expect another LEGO seasonal Christmas set to be offered before the year ends so I’ll keep an eye on that as well. Thanks again to Promobricks for sharing this.

A Behind The Scenes Look at the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267)

This week will be the launch of LEGO’s sweetest set as of to date. And before you dive in and build the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267), let’s take a look at the story behind the creation of this Winter Village 10th year anniversary set. In conjunction with the official announcement of this set, LEGO has also released a designer video where LEGO Designer Tiago Catarino gives his thoughts on the design process and build of this delectable holiday-themed set. Let’s watch this.

Tiago also shares some of the challenges in designing this set such as coming up with the roofs and chimney, which according to him, took much of the time in creating and designing the set. There are also a few new pieces that LEGO introduced in this set and most noticeable are the two new Gingerbread minifigures. Though we already have a Gingerbread Man minifigure from 2013 included in LEGO’s CMF Series 11 (71002) and from 2016’s seasonal gift-with-purchase set (5005156), this is the first time where we get to see this minifig included in a set and more so as a part of a Gingerbread family. This new minifigure iteration comes with a new print such as a mustache and red candy buttons. The Gingerbread Woman, on the other hand, is an entirely new minifigure with new prints and an accentuating printed skirt. There’s also a 1×2 printed tile that features a Gingerbread Baby, though I was hoping that LEGO opted for an actual minifig similar to the Sparkle Babies from the LEGO Movie 2. Other new parts include a transparent purple glitter brick which is great in building certain windows and walls and the new gold bar element in tan used for creating a white chocolate bed for the Gingerbread characters.

Gingerbread House (10267)

The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) comes in at 1,477 pieces and retails for $99.99 USD. It will be available for an early VIP release this week on September 18th and to the general public on October 1st.

For VIPs Only: LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook Now Available

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated recently to include a freebie that will certainly evoke some feelings of nostalgia among Stranger Things fans. LEGO has now listed the LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook as one of the redeemable items in the revamped VIP rewards system. The hardback sketchbook comes in a witty and classic VHS design that imitates the popular cassette tape from the 80s. It’s worth 1,500 VIP points and rightfully so given the premium look and feel of this freebie.

The LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook also comes with a slipcase that features the promotional image that was first released by LEGO during the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set in May of this year.  This promotional item comes with 120 pages and measures in at 103mm by 184mm. Here’s the complete product description for your reference.

LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook

LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook

Use your VIP points for this limited edition Stranger Things Sketchbook

Head back to the 1980’s with this vintage style Stranger Things sketchbook. The ideal companion for your adventures around the town of Hawkins or anywhere else!
This video cassette inspired hardcover sketchbook contains 120 pages for your notes and doodles. Comes with a cardboard slip case featuring instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series. A great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to show their passion for the series. Size 103 x 184mm.

If you wish to bring home with you that 80’s classic vibe in LEGO brick form, then be sure to check out LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Shop@Home. It comes in at 2,287 pieces and features an array of must-have minifigs based on the hit Netflix series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the terrifying Demogorgon. Purchasing this set gives you an additional 1,300 VIP points, and if you’re holding back on those previously earned VIP points then I guess spending it in this classy sketchbook is something that you will not regret. Another great bonus is the fact that the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) promotional is still up as of this posting, with this gift-with-purchase set appearing in your basket upon checkout.

WATCH: LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Designer Video

After LEGO’s official reveal of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252), LEGO released a designer video that gives us an idea on how the set is built. Senior LEGO Designer Henrik Anderson shows us the inner workings of this monstrous LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Set.

As we can see from the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) designer video below, there’s nothing much to see in the insides of this model – which made a lot of LEGO Star Wars fans scratching their heads, wondering why at such a very high price point, the build is basically hollow. As Henrik said, “it’s not really a super hard build, it’s just a big build” – there’s no debate on that. Anyways, the inside of this UCS set is reinforced with plenty of Technic parts that allow the build to be sturdier given its large size and elongated shape. Henrik also opted to use various colored elements to create the internal parts of the build since obviously, the ship’s external are all composed of grey pieces. Watch this.

One thing that I appreciate about this build is how properly scaled it is to reflect the many details of this intimidating Imperial powerhouse which we first saw in Episode IV: A New Hope. In contrast to LEGO’s first attempt to recreate the massive ship in LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) back in 2002, this latter version is more faithful to the ship’s massive scale and looks. Needless to say, the level of detail and attention that Henrik brought to this set is absolutely superb. He even included the smallest micro-scaled LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter in this set and a properly scaled mini-version of the Rebel’s Tantive IV ship both of which can be placed in the hanger bay. Since this is a LEGO Star Wars UCS set, it is clearly intended for display purposes. Hence, this set also includes an informational fact plaque plus two minifigures – an Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember for an awesome display piece.

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Designer Video

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Designer Video

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) comes in at 4,784 pieces and will retail for $700 USD once it arrives in LEGO Stores on September 18. Be sure to check out the rest of the details of this set over at LEGO Shop@Home. This may not be on the top of my list, but I have to agree that it is a nice set to have around in the house.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Revealed!

After some teasing on social media about the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series set, LEGO has finally put an end to all the speculations and has now officially announced its next UCS set that demands a considerable amount of space among your LEGO collection. Check out the massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) in all its majestic glory!

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

I never realized how huge this set is until the tale of the tape reveals its sizeable dimensions. The UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) measures 17 inches in height (including the stand), 43 inches long from tip to tip, and 26 inches wide. In terms of size, it comes with a wider footprint as compared to the largest LEGO set around which is the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). True, the latter may clock as the LEGO set with the most number of pieces, but the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) requires the largest table space if you will put it on display (as any UCS set should be). I may still wince at the very high price tag that goes with this set though, but considering its size, I guess that will be fine for the most serious LEGO Star Wars collector.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) comes in at 4,784 pieces, retailing for $699.99 USD.  This colossal brick-built ship will be available to all LEGO VIP members beginning September 18, 2019 and on October 1, 2019 for the general public. Read on for the set’s complete product description together with these hi-resolution images.

75252 Imperial Star Destroyer™

Ages 16+. 4784 pieces
US $699.99 – CA $849.99 – DE €699.99 – UK £649.99 – FR €699.99 – DK 5299DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Own the ultimate Imperial Star Destroyer!

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO® pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down. This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

  • Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
  • The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
  • Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
  • With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
  • Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
  • This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
  • Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
  • The perfect LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
  • UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from October 1, 2019
(September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP)

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Here Are New LEGO Sets to Watch Out For This September

LEGO Shop@Home has now made available a handful of new LEGO sets this September, most of which are nice enough for your first-day buy. Starting this month, fans can add to their cart the latest LEGO Ideas set based on the hit 90’s TV sitcom, FRIENDS – the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). For LEGO Disney fans, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) offers a great train set motorized by the latest LEGO Powered Up technology. And for minifig collectors, the newest LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 19 (71025) is now out featuring an array of first-for-2019 minifig pieces and accessories. These sets and a lot more is now available this month, so if you’re planning to get a hold of these, you may click on the following affiliate links that will bring you to LEGO’s online store. Making your purchases via these links will help us keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in LEGO fandom.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044)

Disney Train and Station (71044)

LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 19 (71025)

LEGO CMF Series 19

LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976)

LEGO Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog (75977)

LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO City Ski Resort (60203)

LEGO City Ski Resort (60203)

LEGO City Advent Calendar (60235)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41382) 

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75964)

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245)

 

Of course, our LEGO shopping experience ain’t complete without the great freebies on the side. There are three promotional sets that go perfectly well with your new LEGO sets for this month. We have the free the LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270) for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $65 and above; another free item that is added to your cart is the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for LEGO purchases worth $50 or more; and in case you want to give your LEGO collection a sort of oriental vibe, then you might want to pick up the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) which will automatically entitle you to a free LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) set. As of this posting, I can still see these freebies in my shopping cart over at shop.LEGO.com upon checkout, so you may want to hurry a bit on that next LEGO purchase if you wish to grab these free goodies.

The LEGO Group Announces LEGO Audio and Braille Building Instructions

The LEGO Group is now taking the play and build experience a step higher. With its goal of making the LEGO system of play accessible to all, TLG today announced a new initiative that will allow children and individuals with visual impairments enjoy the experience of playing with LEGO bricks. The LEGO Audio and Braille Building Instructions utilize artificial intelligence in interpreting visual building instructions in a usable verbal and tactile format. This initiative was first developed by long-time LEGO fan Matthew Shifrin who also happens to be blind. This was later picked up by LEGO where the latter took the initiative of coming up with a soft launch of LEGO Audio Instructions.

 

The LEGO Audio and Braille Building Instructions are still in its early stages, with four easy-to-build sets receiving its first resources for the blind. LEGO promises to release more building instructions for the visually impaired by 2020, and for other future LEGO sets to be released with such similar free support. Just click on the following links below to know more how this is done.

 LEGO Audio and Braille Building Instructions

If you recall, LEGO is very much intentional in making sure that all children benefit from the value of playing with LEGO bricks. Earlier this year, we saw the launch of LEGO Braille Bricks where the LEGO Group aims to develop the love for using Braille among children with visual disabilities. And having an accompanying set of LEGO audio and Braille building instructions and other resources for the blind will give children an opportunity for a new way to build, and to make playing with LEGO bricks more inclusive.

You can read the LEGO Group’s full press release right here.