The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar Is Now Available

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar is now up online and we can see a handful of promotional events that you may want to catch on with. From Hidden Side goodies to buzzin’ BrickHeadz, there’s a lot to take away from the LEGO Store this month. Let’s break down each of them.

Free LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

I already reported that this latest freebie from the Hidden Side theme will soon arrive next month, though we haven’t had a clue on the promo mechanics of how to avail it. Thankfully, the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar finally confirms how we can avail the Newbury Juice Bar (40336). Every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise from equivalent to $50 USD and above entitles you to bring home this freebie. This promotional will run from September 2 to 15, or until supplies last. It was previously thought that this promotional set is only limited to any LEGO Hidden Side purchase, but it’s a good thing that it applies to any LEGO merchandise as well.

Free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630)

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

From reversible canvas bags to picnic blankets, LEGO seems intent to provide us an array of outdoor accessories with this next offer. From September 23 to 28, LEGO fans with purchases over $100 USD will receive a free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630) while supplies last. It’s a great way to bring with your LEGO sets to the park or at the beach for some outdoor fun. Just be sure you don’t mix it up with your snacks.

Free LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270)

I saw this promotional ad appear in my email just a few moments ago, and it’s nice of LEGO of throwing in last year’s seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270). In case you missed this set, this can be added to your shopping cart for free for any purchase of any LEGO merchandise or set totaling $65 USD and more. This promo began yesterday and will run until September 8 or until supplies last.

In-Store Make and Take Triceratops

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

It seems that LEGO Stores are still continuing the tradition of offering Monthly Mini Builds, in one form or another. Be sure to visit your local LEGO brand store on September 18 to build your very own Triceratops. Like previous make-and-take events, this building event has limited space and pre-registration is required which will begin on September 5 in stores only. This activity is intended for younger LEGO fans ages 6 to 14, and build dates may vary from store to store so be sure to get in touch with your local brick specialist for more details.

Wanted: Ghost Hunters!

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

For the entire month of September, from September 2 to October 3, join Professor J.B.’s team and build a ghost-hunting vehicle. While you’re at the LEGO Store, you’ll also get a chance to try the augmented reality (AR) play features that the LEGO Hidden Side sets have to offer.

LEGO Life Meeting: Batman’s 80th Anniversary

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

Mark your calendars on September 21 because this next LEGO Life meeting is quite a unique one. This month, LEGO Stores will be celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary with a fun Bat-Vehicle and villain getaway car build. Adult fans also get to try and build their own Bat-Vehicle starting at 3PM. You’ll also get a chance to win a $50 USD LEGO Store gift card by uploading your creation using the LEGO Life app. Be sure to sign-up on September 5 though since this event has limited space as well.

The month of September also marks the general release of the exciting LEGO Disney Train (71044). Featuring LEGO’s latest Powered Up technology, this set comes with its own control hub and motor that can be controlled remotely using the LEGO Powered Up app, in any mobile device. This set comes in at 2,925 pieces and retails for $329.99 USD.

Disney Train and Station (71044)

Another set slated to be released on September 1st is the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). Taking inspiration from the hit 90s TV show, this building set includes all the main characters from the FRIENDS sitcom including Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.

These were not mentioned in the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar, but be on the lookout for the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional for every qualifying purchase of the seasonal LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103). If you recall, the Year of the Pig set was first offered at the start of this year as a New Year seasonal set, and it’s a good thing that its returning as a promotional item once again. The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift-with-purchase set was also missing from the store calendar, but I’m pretty sure that it will pop-up as a freebie anytime soon in September.

Check out the entire LEGO Store September 2019 calendar below, or you may download it in PDF format right here.

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The Seasonal LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) Promotional Set Is Back

LEGO celebrated 2019 as the Year of the Earth Pig with its first seasonal set offering in January. The LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) came as a freebie for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $88 USD and above. It had a short run though, as it was only offered in stores and at shop.LEGO.com only for just a week.

LEGO Year of the Pig (40186)

This gift-with-purchase follows LEGO’s New Year tradition of offering promotional sets that follows the Chinese zodiac calendar. And if in case you missed out on this opportunity to add this to your shopping bag back then, you’ll be glad to know that here’s your chance to bring home one. From August 26 until September 8, you’ll get to see this cute New Year piggie in your shopping cart if you buy the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103), or until supplies last. From the looks of it, this promotion is only limited to the qualifying purchase involving the Dragon Boat Race set. It might sound a bit restrictive but at a $50 USD price point, I guess its a sound deal of bagging two seasonal sets. Here’s the complete promo mechanics from the LEGO Shop@Home website.

Free LEGO® Year of the Pig (40186) offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com only, from 08/26/2019 through 11:59pm EST, 09/08/2019, while supplies last. Qualifying purchase must include the Dragon Boat Race (item 80103) only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. One free set per household. Item is valued at approximately a $9.99 (US) / $12.99 (CA) / 189.0 (MXN) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets 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.

Coming in at 152 pieces, the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) is a fun, comical build that packs a couple of play features such as posable ears and eyes and a movable tail. Its a must for every collector of LEGO’s Chinese New Year seasonal sets, but in case you want to try and build your own using LEGO pieces that you may already have, the building instructions for the Year of the Pig (40186) is now available online. The parts seem to be pretty common, except for the unique circular pig nose tile that is exclusive to this set, so I guess you have to improvise on this one.

The LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270) Is Buzzing Again This Time As a LEGO Store Promotional

Here’s your chance to catch the seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270) once more in case you missed it. Though it is still listed for sale at LEGO Shop@Home for the usual 10 bucks, this set now comes as a freebie for every qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $65 and more.

LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270)

This promotional is available both in-store and online starting August 26 until September 8 or until supplies last. This 140-piece seasonal BrickHeadz set first appeared in 2018 just in time for Valentine’s Day. It features a bright yellow BrickHeadz bee with movable wings, a detachable heart decor, a pot of honey and a couple of flower elements.

LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270)

Build your way to someone’s heart with this cute LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character. Check out its cute pink cheeks, movable wings, detachable heart decoration, pot of honey and flowers. It also comes with a buildable collector’s baseplate with a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo.

BrickHeadz™ Bumble Bee (item 40270) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores. Offer valid from 08/26/19 through 11:59pm EST, 09/08/19 or while supplies last only. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $65 / 1200 (MXN) in merchandise 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 set per household. Item is valued at approximately at $9.99 (US) / $12.99 (CA) / 199.0 (MXN) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets 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.

The LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270) promotional follows another freebie that LEGO offers for the month of September. The LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) is also returning as a gift-with-purchase set, together with the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336), and as well the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander set.

FRIENDS Actor Matthew Perry Builds the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) and Gives it a Funny Twist

Actor Matthew Perry seems to be having a blast with the new LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) that he couldn’t help but crack up a joke that is well too familiar for fans of the hit 90’s TV sitcom. After declaring that the upcoming LEGO Ideas set features Chandler as the most handsome minifigure around, he pushes the humor up to a notch when Matthew Perry decided to don his minifig alter-ego with a Batman costume. The result is nostalgically hilarious.

Fans of the FRIENDS TV show will immediately recognize the humor in Matthew Perry’s tweet. It is a callback to one of the show’s episodes when Chandler and Ross were arguing regarding whose tuxedo is way cooler: Chandler’s tux that was actually worn by Pierce Brosnan, or Ross’ Val Kilmer Batman tuxedo which the latter worn in 1995’s Batman Forever.  Needless to say, Chandler needs to make sure that his wedding with Monica will feature him in the most eye-catching tux ever, and he has his sights on that ‘Batman tuxedo’.

The LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) set is slated to be released on September 1st, retailing for $59.99 USD. It comes in 1,070 pieces and features the iconic cafe where the FRIENDS stars hang out in the hit 90s TV series. It features the minifig versions of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Central Perk’s long-suffering manager Gunther. Be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home next week if you’re eyeing to add this LEGO Ideas set to your collection.

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) Now Available For LEGO VIPs

Here’s something that most of us has been waiting for. Starting today, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) is available for purchase in-store and online to all LEGO VIP members. The direct-to-consumer set retails for $329.99 USD, coming in at 2,925 pieces and is motorized by the LEGO Powered Up Hub (88009) and Motor (88011). The train is controlled remotely via Bluetooth using the LEGO Powered Up on mobile devices.

Here’s the complete product description for the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044), and if you’re currently a VIP member and you’re planning to add this to your collection, then kindly do us a favor by visiting LEGO Shop@Home using the link below.  For a closer look and more hi-res images, be sure to check out its official reveal right here.

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) 

Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!

Disney Train and Station (71044)

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smartphone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

  • Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
  • Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smokestack and a driver’s cab.
  • Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
  • Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
  • Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
  • Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
  • Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
  • Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
  • This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
  • Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

UPDATE: Here Are More Details On How to Get the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

Last month, we saw that the new LEGO Hidden Side theme will also be getting its first promotional set. We shared several images of the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) – a still yet to be announced freebie for fans of this new augmented reality sets. Thanks to some insider info shared by The Brick Fan, we now have an idea on when this gift-with-purchase set will be available.

Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

According to a tip received by Allen, it can be expected that the Newbury Juice Bar (40336) will be available in LEGO Stores and online sometime between September 2 to 15 with a minimum, single receipt purchase worth $50 and above. We’re not sure yet if purchases are limited to Hidden Side sets only, or it’s based on any set purchase or LEGO merchandise. My hunch is that it’s limited to purchase of LEGO Hidden Side sets which is the most reasonable way to obtain this freebie.

UPDATE (Aug. 25, 2019): According to a follow-up report by The Brick Fan, it seems that the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) will be available as a gift-for-purchase set for a minimum single-receipt purchase of ANY LEGO merchandise worth $50 USD and above. This means that this promotional set is not necessarily limited to LEGO Hidden Side purchases.  We’ll have to wait until next week to see if this will be the case.

Newbury Juice Bar (40336) Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

The LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) comes in at 127 pieces and features two minifigures: Parker and a Street Vendor. Like the rest of the Hidden Side sets, the Newbury Juice Bar also comes with a surprisingly fun play feature that allows this innocent-looking juice bar to transform into a monstrous refreshment stand. Hopefully like in the same case of the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander GWP, we will see more details about this promotional once the LEGO Store September Calendar rolls out. For the rest of the LEGO Hidden Side sets currently on sale, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) Revealed!

After teasing on social media their next LEGO Ideas set, LEGO has now unveiled the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) building set inspired by the hit 90s TV sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Based on the original LEGO Ideas project submitted by Aymeric Fievet that eventually passed through the Second 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, this set will be available at all LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home beginning September 1, 2019. This set comes in at 1,070 pieces and will retail for $59.99 USD, which is relatively cheaper as compared to other sets in its category. Read on for the complete product description for the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319), plus have a closer look at the set’s official images.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

Ages 16+. 1070 pieces
US $59.99 – CA $89.99 – DE €69.99 – UK £64.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 649DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

Nostalgic, collectible LEGO® Ideas set to delight fans of the classic TV sitcom Friends!

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO® Ideas 21319 CENTRAL PERK set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.
• This LEGO® Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
• The CENTRAL PERK café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
• The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
• The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
• Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
• This Friends memorabilia LEGO® building toy includes 1,070 pieces.
• This LEGO® Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
• Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.

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A Look at the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) and LEGO Technic Control+ App

With the release of The LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) at the start of the month (currently on backorder status as of this posting), follows the release as well of its accompanying LEGO Technic Control+ app that allows a wide range of remote control access to this set via any app-compatible smartphone. Like the rest of the new Technic sets that take advantage of LEGO’s new Powered-Up technology, the 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader is a good starting point to launch the theme’s flagship set for 2019: the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100).

Coming in at 4,108 pieces and utilizing the latest Powered-Up accessories, this mammoth build is the largest and most advanced set ever created for the Technic line. For those who are eagerly waiting for this set, we might need to be more patient since it has been reported that the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 will be released on a later date, from an initial August launching it has been apparently moved to the month of October. We had an initial look of its physical features back in April when several German LEGO fan sites published several promotional images of the set were provided by the Liebherr Group.

Now thanks to a now-expired eBay auction, we now have a couple of official images of the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100). It may not be that much, but it does give us an idea of how grand this set is.

Liebherr R 9800 (42100)

Liebherr R 9800 (42100)

In preparation for the launch of this set including that of the 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader, LEGO has also released its accompanying app the LEGO Technic Control+ via Apple App and Google Play stores. The Control+ app allows a wide range of remote control access to the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) and to other future LEGO Technic sets that will also make use of the new Powered-Up components. Here’s the official description of the Control+ app.

LEGO Technic Control+ App

Take your LEGO® Technic™ experience to a new level of realism:

Get unique experiences designed especially for each LEGO® Technic™ Control+ model.

Drive and operate your models in razor-sharp realistic detail with the Multi-function control mode.

Try alternative control schemes with the One-touch screen.

Test your vehicle-handling skills, complete challenges, unlock reward badges and spark your imagination with inspirational videos in Challenges & Achievements mode.

Enjoy realistic sound effects, authentic controls, real-time data feedback, and lifelike features and functions.

Connect your LEGO® Technic™ 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) and:

Drive forward, reverse, steer, accelerate, brake and traverse obstacles, and get real-time speed readings, tilt and speed logs and more in the Multi-function control screen.

Drag a path with your finger in the One-touch screen and watch your model follow it with razor-sharp precision.

Put your driving skills to the test and unlock badges in Challenges & Achievements mode.

Is your device compatible? Please go to LEGO.com/devicecheck to check if your device is compatible. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.

The LEGO® Technic™ X-Treme Off-Roader set (42099) is sold separately.

German LEGO fan site Klemmbausteinlyrik was kind enough to share their interview with the design team behind the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) during the 2019 LEGO Fan Media Days that happened in Billund last May. The video gives us a glimpse at the enormous scale and complexity of this set, together with the many features of the Control+ app.

The LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) is expected to retail for a whopping 450 Euros or approximately $500 USD. It comes in at 4,108 pieces and includes 2 Powered-Up smart hubs and 7 motors, with a release date of sometime in October.

Here’s a Look at What’s Happening at LEGO Stores This August

As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of changes with the way LEGO has promoting it’s content and product line-up during these past months, and one of these is the way it delivers info regarding the happenings inside our local LEGO stores. For starters, we all know that the monthly LEGO Store Calendar as we know it has gone through an overhaul, with the digital copy of the calendar only made available at the start of each month.

As such, most fans now need to be quick on spotting LEGO store promos especially those that tend to be offered on a very limited time period. And I guess this is exactly the case with this month’s LEGO Store promos. I have to admit that this may not be new for most of our readers but still, it may be helpful for some who are looking for the best promos this month at their nearby LEGO stores. Just click on the following images to see the LEGO Store August Calendar up-close, or you may opt to download it as a PDF copy.

Free Baby Velociraptor Playpen

This promotional polybag comes free with LEGO Jurassic World purchases worth $35 and above. You have to be quick though because this LEGO Jurassic World Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382) polybag will only be available until August 7, 2019.

Free Mia’s Water Fun Pack

Unfortunately, this promo is long over as of posting time. The LEGO Friends Mia’s Water Fun (30410) polybag were only available for a day (August 4, 2019) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $35 and above.

Free Reversible Tote Bag for LEGO VIPs

From August 1 to 14, LEGO VIP members with LEGO purchases equal to $200 and more are entitled to a free LEGO Reversible Canvas Bag (5005910) to help you carry your latest LEGO haul. This promo is not new actually since a different version of this tote bag was offered to the general public back in June and November of 2017.

Build a Mini Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and Take It Home for Free

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build

I reckon that this is the most appealing promotional offered for this month. This make-and-take building event is slated in LEGO stores just for one day on August 6, so better expect this to be gone really fast. This mini-build of the iconic Harley-Davidson bike has made its appearance in places like in Germany and China and takes its cue from its larger cousin, the recently released LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269). Do take note that this building event requires pre-registration (which already started last August 1) at your local LEGO store. You must also be age 18 and above to participate.

Ice Cream Truck Building Event

For younger LEGO builders, the LEGO Store is the place to be on August 14 and 20. Children ages 6 to 14 can pre-register to have the chance of building and bringing home this excellent Ice Cream Truck model. Though LEGO didn’t mention specifically that this model is similar to the now practically discontinued Monthly Mini Build promos, the way it works seems to be similar.

Live In-Store LEGO Lab Demos

Throughout the whole month of August, LEGO will be introducing a new hands-on concept to fans and first time LEGO Store visitors. Dubbed as LEGO Lab, LEGO Stores will now have live demonstrations of its latest LEGO sets especially those that feature breakthrough technologies, robotics, and new interactive Powered-Up sets. This includes sets that most likely include the new augmented-reality technology as featured in the LEGO Hidden Side theme and those from new Technic sets that feature the Power-Up technology such as the 4×4 X-Treme Off-Roader (42099).

Other than these activities happening or slated to happen in LEGO Stores, this month also marks the launch of new LEGO sets such as LEGO Architecture Empire State Building (21046), LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School (70425), and the entire range of LEGO Jurassic World Legend of Isla Nublar sets including the largest among the four, the T. rex vs Dino Mech Battle (75938).

Be sure to check out these promos and events at your local LEGO Store and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Here’s A Look at the LEGO Booth at SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has now come to a close, and for those who didn’t get a chance to see what LEGO has in store at their massive booth, our friends from Beyond the Brick was kind enough to share their first-hand account of the different happenings at the LEGO Booth at SDCC 2019. Check out their video below.

Aside from the life-sized brick-built statues such as the LEGO DC Batman, Avengers: Endgame Iron Man and the new Star Wars Sith Trooper that welcomed visitors, there are plenty of hands-on activities that kept enthusiasts glued to the LEGO brick. One of these is the usual meet and greet with some of LEGO’s top-notch of designers including Justin Ramsden, the person behind the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set.  LEGO fans and comic-con attendees may have their Stranger Things sets and even their LEGO SDCC minifigs such as the LEGO Strangers Things Barb exclusive minifigure.

There is also the LEGO Comic Creation Station where you can create a minifigure version of yourself and be the star of your own comic book. You just have to answer a series of questions that determines the personality and looks of your minifigure avatar, and choose your own comic book theme. After a couple of hours, you can claim your own personalized comic book to bring home as a cool LEGO SDCC souvenir.

LEGO Booth
Video grab courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

Younger LEGO fans also had a blast at the LEGO Booth making their very own minifigure adventures. After creating their physical minifigures at the building stations, these young builders can place their customized minifigs to any of the numerous LEGO Brick Boxes for a fun minifigure scene and photo ops. Designed by Tristan Cain and other top-notch LEGO builders, these minifig scaled backdrops are based on several of LEGO’s licensed themes and other abstract concepts.

Video grab courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

There is also a handful of LEGO sets that were put on sale at the LEGO Booth which includes fan favorites such as the LEGO Jurassic Park: T.rex Rampage (75936), the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253), and the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) just to name a few. On display are also a couple of soon to be released LEGO Star Wars sets, the LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144), and other LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusives such as Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).  There was a bit of confusion when the LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318) was accidentally placed on sale in spite of the embargo that was currently in effect. Needless to say, the set was immediately pulled out but not without any eagle-eyed LEGO fan making the first purchase.

Were you at the San Diego Comic-Con this year? Let us know what is your favorite LEGO Booth moment at the comments down below.