We’re just a couple of days shy before this year’s Black Friday LEGO deals officially kick in. And if you want to get a head start on these upcoming deals over at Amazon, you might be interested to know that there are several Pre-Black Friday LEGO deals that are up for grabs for as much as 30% off their listed price.
Ranging from homegrown LEGO Ideas and LEGO City sets to licensed themes such as LEGO Minecraft and Star Wars, these are some of the sets that you might have missed since their release early this year and late 2021.
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562 pieces | List Price:
$59.99 | Amazon: $39.49
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$29.99 | Amazon: $24.49
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$39.99 | Amazon: $34.98
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$49.99 | Amazon: $38.00
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$69.99 | Amazon: $55.99
It’s more than a year since LEGO launched its LEGO Adults Welcome Section over at LEGO.com and since then, the LEGO Group has diversified its offerings to target the deeper pockets of adult LEGO fans. However, there seems to be a growing trend that LEGO sets for adults are now becoming increasingly expensive, particularly in the case of licensed themes. And if you’re a LEGO faithful that wants to keep up with the hobby and not want to overspend, then you may want to check out this week’s 18+ LEGO Amazon deals.
From LEGO homegrown themes such as LEGO Icons, Ideas, Technic, and more these discounted sets are great for hours of relaxing building and Instagramable displays.
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756 pieces | LEGO.com: $59.99 | Amazon: $49.76
1,125 pieces | LEGO.com: $79.99 | Amazon: $69.89
1,074 pieces | LEGO.com: $119.99 | Amazon: $99.90
2,164 pieces | LEGO.com: $179.99 | Amazon: $149.89
1,685 pieces | LEGO.com: $119.99 | Amazon: $101.98
2,022 pieces | LEGO.com: $119.99 | Amazon: $107.99
1,077 pieces | LEGO.com: $119.99 | Amazon: $95.98
2,658 pieces | LEGO.com: $119.99 | Amazon: $89.99
You may also want to keep tabs on our blog site for other great LEGO Amazon deals. And now that we’re just counting the weeks before the annual Black Friday deals, we’re pretty sure that other hard-to-find or retiring LEGO sets will be on sale very soon.
Long has LEGO been one of the most recognizable faces of “toys you put together to play with”. Their near-infinite number of sets let collectors and builders create buildings, vehicles and more. But how about LEGO sets that, when put together, allow people to play other established games/sports beyond the bricks themselves? That may well be the selling point of this new upcoming set in the LEGO Ideas line. The build in question was the winner of a sports-themed Ideas contest from last year. While LEGO has yet to officially reveal it, they’ve been teasing the set a lot recently.
As The Brick Fan has it, LEGO is showing sneak peeks of an upcoming Ideas set for next month. Considering that one teaser on Twitter shows two top football players from the Premier League, it must be football/soccer-related. Another post, this time on Facebook, seemingly confirms the subject. But rather than a set depicting an outright football match, apparently the game will be “tabletop” in nature. Thus, the prevailing theory is that LEGO’s teasing an Ideas Foosball Table set. This product is supposedly numbered 21337. It may well be the Grand Winner of 2021’s “We Love Sports!” LEGO Ideas contest, created by Constructions by Donat.
No actual images of the LEGO Ideas Foosball Table (21337) have surfaced yet. But if it’s anything like the original Contest-winning entry, then it’s a fully-functional brick-built Foosball game. Even with its smaller scale (55x30cm in the original), the rod mechanisms should all be workable. As LEGO’s teasers state, this set will launch on November 1. So, we can at least be assured of a full reveal before that time.
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.
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.
Not all LEGO Ideas submissions go on to become full-blown purchasable sets. Some product ideas may become official sets, but only as gift-with-purchase freebies for minimum LEGO purchases. Usually, these builds were winners of contests hosted by LEGO Ideas. Winning these contests would still count as exposure for many aspiring builder-contributors on the Ideas platform. Speaking of which, a new Ideas submission will debut as a GWP set quite soon. This contribution won a LEGO Ideas contest from last year. Now we get our first glimpse of it, ahead of the official LEGO promo reveal.
German LEGO news source Promobricks gives us this initial image of the Ray the Castaway (40566) GWP set. Ideas 10K Club Member DadiTwins created this set for the “Do You Want to Go to the Seaside?” Contest Challenge in 2021. The set features the titular castaway Ray on his own tropical island, with makeshift hut and palm trees. With only a parrot for company, Ray survives by fishing from shore or on his trusty raft. Check out the original submission:
This 239-piece set is said to launch its gift-with-purchase period starting October 1. In the US, LEGO buyers need a minimum purchase of $120 to get it. Thankfully, with the new-set launches at month’s start, that would be easy enough.
Many awards ceremonies follow the standard of holding themselves on an annual basis. This is reasonable considering that trends change year after year, and companies on average roll out different new products annually. But sometimes, there can be so many products worthy of nominations in a year for certain awards. In that case, why not hold more than one ceremony annually? That’s precisely what the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards has done this 2022. There was one earlier this year, and a second awards program this month. As expected, LEGO has its own nominations, and won in multiple categories.
According to The Brick Fan, the second 2022 Toy of the Year Awards was held Tuesday, September 20. In this edition, LEGO secured nominations to five toy categories and won every single time. True, this is less than the nominations for the earlier 2022 Awards (that had eight). But who can say anything bad about a nomination sweep? Congratulations to LEGO for their triumph. We can probably count on the winning products to get a sales bump going into the Holiday season. Let’s review them:
Collectible of the Year
The Muppets CMF (71033)
Construction Toy of the Year
LEGO Marvel I Am Groot (76217)
Grown-Up Toy of the Year
Ideas The Office (21336)
Playset Toy of the Year
Super Mario Adventures with Peach Starter Course (71403)
Vehicle Toy of the Year
Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141)
In the earlier TOTY Awards 2022, LEGO won these same categories plus Preschool Toy, Specialty Toy and STEAM Toy. We can’t help but wonder if Toy of the Year will make this twice-a-year awarding schedule their new norm. If so, LEGO has twice the opportunities annually to impress the global toy community.
With September 2022 rolling in this past Thursday, another wave of new sets from LEGO have been launched. Fitting for ushering in the last few months before the Holiday season, several advent calendars became available September 1. According to further details from Brickset, LEGO Marvel also debuted multiple entries this time with more buildable figure sets. The big guns among the new releases would be the newest LEGO Ideas set and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express (76405). On the tinier end, LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 23 became available as well. We can be sure the Holiday-themed products will only increase as 2022 winds down. But for now, let’s summarize the launches:
Advent Calendars 2022
- LEGO Friends (41706) – Age 6+, 312 pieces, $34.99
- LEGO City (60352) – Age 5+, 287 pieces, $34.99
- Star Wars (75340) – Age 6+, 329 pieces, $34.99
- Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy (76231) – Age 6+, 268 pieces, $44.99
- Harry Potter (76404) – Age 7+, 334 pieces, $44.99
LEGO and trains are as unbeatable as combinations come. For years and even decades LEGO has given model railroad enthusiasts plenty of brick-built locomotive goodness. Add Power Function options and the experience can get just as good as “traditional” model railroads. Themes like LEGO City have given collectors some pretty awesome train sets already. But there are more locomotive types and models out there. Some fans have gone on LEGO Ideas to propose these new builds. Already the current Second 2022 Review Stage has several product ideas in that vein. This new certified 10K-supported submission’s a bit different from them.
How so? It’s because this one’s alive, sort of. Ideas member KaijuBuildz gives us his super-accurate depiction of the world’s most famous tank engine with a face. Yep, Thomas from “Thomas and Friends” didn’t seem to have much problem earning its 10,000 supporters for review.
The dimensions of the plucky blue tank engine in LEGO-brick form are uncannily spot on. You’d think it was taken from the set of the original “model live-action” “Thomas and Friends” series.
He’s also minifigure-scale to fit a minifig of the Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt, in his cabin. Thomas comes with four facial-expression tiles and an alternative, realistic smokebox.
Whether one’s a fan of the original “Railway Series” books by Rev. Awdry, or the various TV series adaptations since, they’ll surely love this submission. KaijuBuildz’ Thomas the Tank Engine comes with a display stand, though he can also go on standard LEGO rails. He’s just too small for Power Functions, but a mechanism will allow the wheels to turn freely. This is a standout product idea for LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review. As one who’s watched “Thomas”, this writer hopes the reviewers like it.
And from a confirmed upcoming official LEGO Ideas set, we go to a hopeful product idea ready for review. The Ideas platform’s long been an avenue for builders to propose new film-themed aspiring sets. Take this product idea courtesy of member CARLIERTI. It’s based on a modestly popular film franchise from then-20th Century Fox: “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller. The premise of a watchman at the NY Museum of Natural History encountering museum exhibits coming alive during nighttime was a hit with general audiences, warranting a film trilogy. And just as the franchise is gearing for an animated revival, we get this submission.
CARLIERTI’s “Night at the Museum: Re-Open the Doors” is a product idea well-deserving of his 10K Club cred. Just one look at the images will tell anyone why this LEGO Ideas submission just got 10,000 supporters. It recreates in brick form the main entryway to the Museum of Natural History, initially compact but spreading open.
The prominent exhibits are right where “Night” fans would remember them, from the globe to the T-Rex. Central to the setting, we have Larry the watchman, his boss McPhee the curator, and the humanoid mannequin displays. Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, the Mummy of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah and many others populate this scene.
There were enough “Night at the Museum” fans on LEGO Ideas to push this submission for the Second 2022 Review. Now it’s in the Review team’s court to see if it becomes an official set among the many already-existing contenders. Still, Disney+ is premiering the animated film “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again” sometime this year. Maybe it’ll be enough to revitalize franchise awareness and make this set a worthwhile tie-in. We shall see.
Name, on short notice, popular animal characters from the most globally recognizable US syndicated comic strips. Chances are the top critters will be a dog (beagle, specifically) and a cat. The latter will most definitely be “Garfield”, the fat lazy yet lovable tabby created by Jim Davis. He loves lasagna, sleeps every chance he gets, dreads Mondays and squishes spiders on sight. His animated series are hits, his live-action adaptations less so. And fans love him enough to make “Garfield” merchandise sell like hotcakes. LEGO might join in on the merchandising bandwagon, if this fully-supported LEGO Ideas submission passes review.
Yang Yang, a LEGO Ideas 10-K Club Member, has another product idea to reach the magical 10,000 supporters. His latest submission to make review is Jim Davis’ “Garfield” in his natural habitat. Rather, make it two natural habitats in one. First, we have Garfield on an armchair, phone on one side, popcorn and remote in his hands. Pose him in front of a TV and he’ll fit in. Alternatively, the chair is transformable, becoming his box bed to sleep in. Either way, this cat smiles his self-satisfied grin as he sits or snoozes in comfort.
With LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review getting really crowded, attaching a licensed IP to a submission seems might improve success chances. Problem is, there are quite the number of pop-culture product ideas in this batch too. This Garfield 2-in-1 build by Yang Yang will be in for a great run for recognition. We at The Brick Show look forward to success.