LEGO Star Wars 2018 Advent Calendar (75213) Gets First Sale Price on Wal-Mart

Christmas has come early indeed when LEGO made available its 2018 Advent Calendar sets in the usual representative franchises – City, Friends and Star Wars – as early as September. That alone is already well and good, but the advance LEGO-themed Holiday celebration just got even better thanks to a new sale.

We know the LEGO Star Wars 2018 Advent Calendar (75213) is priced at $39.99 in shop.LEGO.com and $49.99 in Amazon. Well, Wal-Mart has gotten the “drop” on both by offering the set at $34.99, 15 percent off. Now that this discount on a LEGO Advent Calendar is known, other retail chains might follow soon.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars such as these have always tended to be a showcase for new franchise characters to be rendered as minifigures, as well as micro-builds of some already-released larger vehicle model sets. The 2018 set (75213) is no different with its selection:

  • Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars themed gifts.
  • LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar features 5 minifigures and 3 figures.
  • Models include a landspeeder, The Arrowhead, Republic Fighter Tank, Naboo Starfighter, Twin-Pod Cloud Car, General Grievous Starfighter, Blaster Cannon, Delta-7 Jedi Starfighter, Imperial Troop Transport, TIE Fighter, AT-ACT, Zeta Class Cargo Shuttle and an Imperial Speeder Bike.
  • Characters include Rose, Rowan, General Merrick, Battle Droid, Death Trooper, Rathtar, Guavian Security Soldier and an IG-88 droid.
  • Weapons include a blaster pistol, 3 blaster rifles, 2 blasters and a Lightsaber.
  • Also includes a festive-themed moisture vaporator and a snowman, plus extra ammo studs.
  • Collect all the gifts and play out your own desert and ice-planet adventures on the included foldout playmat.

LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) Official Image and Details

Since the LEGO Store October 2018 Calendar has been released earlier this month, we now have an idea on various promos that LEGO fans can expect next month. From October 15-31, the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) will be offered to LEGO customers and fans for a minimum single receipt purchase of $75 and more.

The LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) is similar to the Marvel Superheroes and LEGO Batman Movie frames that LEGO released back in 2016 and 2017 respectively. And now thanks to the LEGO Certified Store in Hongkong, we now have a better look at this new LEGO accessory.

According to LCS Hongkong, this new minifig collector frame is available today until October 18 for a minimum single receipt purchase of 1,000 HK dollars, or roughly equivalent to $127 USD. That’s a rather steep price for a LEGO promotional set in my opinion, considering that with a little patience, this collectible frame will soon be available in the US at the middle of October.

Furthermore, the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) comes with a 32×32 gray baseplate and several LEGO pieces that serve as minifigure stands that can display up to 16 minifigures. Perfect in displaying any of LEGO’s CMF series. To sweeten the deal, LEGO throws in a never-before-seen exclusive minifigure that comes in a summer outfit and lifesaver. There’s also a 2×2 tile with the LEGO logo printed on it, which is quite a rare piece usually found only on LEGO’s gift-with-purchase sets.

Perhaps the only downside for the Minifigure Collector Frame is that it is made of black cardboard instead of wood or light plastic, and there’s no cover of any kind as well. It comes with a kickstand if you prefer not to hang it and have it displayed on your desk or corner table. In any case, this is still a great gift-with-purchase set that will be valuable in displaying your prized LEGO minifigures.

Be sure to keep tabs with shop.LEGO.com in the US and watch out for this promotional beginning October 15.

Prime LEGO Creator Sets Are Now On Sale At Amazon

Some of the best LEGO Creator sets are now on sale at great discounts over at Amazon. If you’re still mulling it over whether or not to start a LEGO modular hobby, then you might be glad to know that this is the best time to start one. Amazon is now offering its best price offer for 2016’s LEGO Creator Expert Brick Bank (10251). This 2,3380-piece set is now at 15% off from its original $169.99.

Another welcome treat from Amazon is a more recent LEGO Creator set, now offered with a price cut of as much as 20%. The LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster (31084) is now on sale for $72 only at Amazon. This is a great deal considering that this set has just been released early this year. The Pirate Roller Coaster is a nice way of adding a pirate themed ride in your LEGO City Carnival MOC or any similar builds. It is one of the few LEGO sets that utilizes the new train track parts in an amusement ride set, other than its much larger counterpart which is the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261).

If you wish to take advantage of the great discounts for these prime LEGO Creator sets, now is the best time to add them to your shopping cart. Just click on their respective affiliate links below and head over at Amazon.

LEGO Creator Expert Brick Bank (10251)

Make a safe deposit at the Brick Bank!

Make a secure deposit at the highly respected Brick Bank, featuring an array of intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the detailed interior, comprising a bank with an atrium foyer, tiled floor, arched windows, ornate chandelier, lockable vault and a transaction counter with security glass; a laundromat with printed window, tiled floor and 4 laundry machines; plus 2 second-floor offices with an array of detailed furniture, fixtures and accessories. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk and an elaborate facade with carving and statue décor, decorative roofline, large arched windows, central balcony, clock and an accessible roof terrace featuring a large skylight. Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant and 10246 Detective’s Office. Includes 5 minifigures: a bank manager, secretary, teller, mom and child.

  • Build a Brick Bank with a chandelier, patterned floor, hidden alarm buttons, and a bank vault with safety deposit boxes
  • Includes 5 minifigures: three bank employees, a mother and child, and a buildable secretary’s office with special accessories like a wall clock, typewriter, a cabinet with opening drawers and a fireplace
  • Brick bank measures over 10″ high, 10″ wide and 10″ deep
  • LEGO Creator Expert building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • 2,380 pieces – For boys and girls over the age of 16 years old

 

LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster (31084)

Enjoy the fun of the fair with the 3in1 Pirate Roller Coaster!

Hold tight and prepare to scream as you set out on a LEGO® Creator 3in1 31084 Pirate Roller Coaster adventure. This amazing set features a functional roller coaster with pirate-themed props, including a sunken galleon, skull archway, palm tree and an octopus. The working carriages are shark-themed and the ride’s main drop has a water splash feature and a cannon that fires water elements. Other features include a ticket booth and a balloon stand. This set can be rebuilt for further LEGO fairground adventures aboard The Skull Ride or The Ship Ride, and comes with 4 minifigures ready for the fun of the fairground, plus a skeleton figure.

  • Includes 4 minifigures, ready for the fun of the fairground, plus a skeleton figure.
  • Fully functional roller coaster features an oval track and train with shark carriages, water drop and decorative pirate-themed props, including a sunken galleon, skull archway, palm tree and an octopus.
  • Also features a cannon that fires water elements, a ticket booth and a balloon stand.
  • Climb aboard and prepare to scream!
  • Duck as you zoom through the skull arch!
  • Hold tight as you whizz around the bend and over the sunken galleon.
  • Watch out for the water cannon and remember to smile as you thunder past the camera!
  • Rebuild this 3in1 model and continue your LEGO® fairground adventure with The Skull Ride and The Ship Ride.
  • Pirate Roller Coaster measures over 9” (24cm) high, 25” (66cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep.
  • The Skull Ride measures over 5” (14cm) high, 13” (34cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.
  • The Ship Ride measures over 9” (24cm) high, 21” (54cm) long and 6” (16cm) deep

LEGO BrickHeadz Thanksgiving Turkey (40273) and Mr. and Mrs. Claus (40274) Officially Announced

Earlier this month, LEGO has revealed its first seasonal BrickHeadz set just in time for Halloween. Now that details of the LEGO BrickHeadz Witch (40272) are out, it is just a matter of time before the next seasonal themed BrickHeadz set will make its debut. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for LEGO to do that, and as a welcome surprise, they didn’t just reveal one, but two new BrickHeadz sets that we can expect until the Christmas holiday season. Earlier today, LEGO servers have been updated to include a listing both for the LEGO BrickHeadz Thanksgiving Turkey (40273) and Mr. and Mrs. Claus (40274).

Both sets are now listed at shop.LEGO.com, and will be available beginning October 1, 2018. The Thanksgiving Turkey (40273) follows a similar design from its predecessors – the set contains 114 pieces and features a turkey flanked with several accessories such as white fence pieces, carrots, a pumpkin and some vegetation.

The Mr. and Mrs. Claus (40274) set is the first LEGO BrickHeadz seasonal set that comes as a dual-pack that comes in at 341 pieces. I personally like this build, specially considering how the designers were able to add the similar BrickHeadz accessories on each of the character even as it is bundled as a dual-pack. That cozy, Christmas vibe is perfectly captured in this all so familiar BrickHeadz format.

Take a look at these official images, and if you wish to know more about the details of these newest LEGO BrickHeadz Thanksgiving Turkey (40273) and Mr. and Mrs. Claus (40274) sets, just click on the links below and visit shop.LEGO.com.

LEGO BrickHeadz Thanksgiving Turkey (40273)

Give thanks and prepare for fun celebrations with this cute LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 40273 Thanksgiving Turkey. Check out its yellow beak, brown wings and detachable carrot, plus buildable garden scene with white picket fences, carrots and a pumpkin. This fun construction character also comes with a buildable collector’s baseplate with a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo for easy display in the home, office or anywhere you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Thanksgiving Turkey construction character features a yellow beak, brown wings and a detachable carrot.
  • Also includes a buildable garden scene with 2 white picket fences, 2 carrots and a pumpkin.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with other characters from your favorite films, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • Stands over 3” (8cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Baseplate measures over 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Mr. and Mrs. Claus (40274)

Invite LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus into your home for some festive fun. Check out Mr. Claus’ bobbled hat, bushy white beard, brown buckle and detachable sack, plus buildable tree and pile of gifts. Mrs. Claus has a buildable candy stick plus assorted cakes and cookie elements. Each construction character comes with a buildable collector’s baseplate with a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo for easy display by the fireplace, in your office or anywhere you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Mr. & Mrs. Claus construction characters feature decorated eyes, festive red and white outfits, detachable gift sack and assorted cake and cookie elements.
  • Also includes a buildable tree and a pile of gifts.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with other characters from your favorite films, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • Each character stands over 3” (8cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Each baseplate measure over 4” (11cm) wide and 2” (7cm) deep.

Free LEGO Scarecrow Witch (40285) for VIP Members in October

There many good reasons for dedicated LEGO fans who shop for their sets straight from LEGO to get into their VIP loyalty program. From getting points towards rewards, exclusive early access to sought-after upcoming sets, and more besides, what’s not to like? LEGO VIP opens up a lot of possibilities. Another perk of the VIP program was the privilege to join in on annual Monthly Mini Build events that are held at certain days of each month in all LEGO Stores. As detailed in the October Store Calendar, the mini build for next month is the LEGO Scarecrow Witch (40285) set .

For two days, October 2 and 3, LEGO Stores will host the Mini Build Event for those interested in getting their own Scarecrow Witch (40285). But first, they must be members of LEGO VIP, and then they need to sign up for a slot during the event. Each day’s hosting only has 120 maximum participants, making 240 in two days.

A LEGO VIP household can register up to four children at once for the Mini Build, and each will receive a set. But as the participatory requirement states, for a child to bring his Scarecrow Witch (40285) home, he must build the set during the event by his own hand.

Registration for LEGO VIPs who want in on the October LEGO Store Mini Build event started last September 15, so it’ll be a race against time for one of those 120 slots in a day. Some LEGO Stores will have their event happen on October 9 and 10 instead, so would-be participants can check availability on the registration form itself.

New LEGO Store in Albany, NY Slated to Open in November

LEGO will always have a home with so many retail chains, toy-specific or otherwise, around the world. But sometimes, they just need space all for themselves and their wide variety of products. That’s what the branded LEGO Stores are for, and they’ve been popping up all over the US lately. And so there is yet one more LEGO Store coming stateside, and it’ll be at the Crossgates Mall in the Guilderland suburb of Albany, New York. An official press release for the new LEGO Store in Albany promises all the familiar friendly features that defines the latest wave of the company’s branded stores.

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Aside from the expected consumer play areas and interior design that’s great for kids, the Albany LEGO Store will have the now-standard “Pick & Build Wall”, the “Living Room” interaction area, and the circumferential “Brand Ribbon” that showcases already-built LEGO models interspersed with snippets of brand history and LEGO trivia.

Future guests will enjoy being able to get first crack at new LEGO sets being available right at the release dates, from early-age Duplo to licensed franchises to hot-selling lines like Ninjago, City and Friends. The LEGO Store in Albany at the Crossroads Mall will open in November, near simultaneously with other soon-to-come US stores like in Louisiana and South Carolina.

Source: Albany Times Union

Check Out These LEGO Batman Movie Sets at Great Discounts on Amazon

Batman Day may all be over, but the hype is still on. After the reveal of the new Wasteland Batman minifigure from the upcoming LEGO Movie 2, it looks like we’re getting a handful of LEGO Batman Movie sets now at great discount prices over at Amazon.

Whether to prep you up for the next big LEGO brick film in 2019, or perhaps you just missed out on them over at shop.LEGO.com now, is definitely the time to get these 2018 TLBM sets. Most appealing are the price cuts on the Bat-Space Shuttle (70923) and Batcave Break In (70909) which are at 13% and 22% off from their original prices respectively. Just click on the set’s name for more information over at Amazon. I also provided the set’s link on shop.LEGO.com just in case you still want to rack up on those VIP points.

70918: The Bat-Dune Buggy

Amazon: $15.99; LEGO Shop@Home: $19.99

 

70919: The Justice League Anniversary Party

Amazon: $26.96; LEGO Shop@Home: $29.99

 

70920: Egghead Mech Food Fight

Amazon: $22.99; LEGO Shop@Home: $29.99

 

70921: Harley Quinn Cannonball Attack

Amazon: $42.95; LEGO Shop@Home: $49.99

 

70923: The Bat-Space Shuttle

Amazon: $69.95; LEGO Shop@Home: $79.99

 

 

Here are some 2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets on discount at Amazon in case you want to check on them, and have them added on your TLBM collection.

70900: The Joker Balloon Escape

Amazon: $11.97; LEGO Shop@Home: $14.99

 

70901: Mr. Freeze Ice Attack

Amazon: $15.89; LEGO Shop@Home: $19.99

 

70905: The Batmobile

Amazon: $57.18; LEGO Shop@Home: $59.99

 

70909: Batcave Break-In

Amazon: $78.00; LEGO Shop@Home: $99.99

 

70917: The Ultimate Batmobile

Amazon: $135.99; LEGO Shop@Home: $139.99

The LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) and Winter Holiday Train (10254) Available Again at LEGO Shop@Home

Just in time for today’s early VIP release of the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263), shop.LEGO.com now brings back two previously released Winter Village sets to add more Christmas cheers to your collection. In case you missed out on these, the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) and Winter Holiday Train (10254) are both listed again for sale at LEGO Shop@Home. Released in 2017 and 2016 respectively, it is rather unusual for LEGO to offer a Winter Village set that has been released two years ago. However, due to the positive reception of LEGO fans for these two sets since they ideally go together to create one complete Winter Village track system, LEGO decided to offer them again.

UPDATE: As of this posting, the Winter Village Station (10259) is now on Backorder at shop.LEGO.com.

So if you missed out on these two lovely LEGO Winter Village sets from two years ago, be sure to check them out at LEGO’s official shopping portals (and stay away from the fake ones) by simply clicking these links below.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259)

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train (10254)

Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.

New and Exclusive LEGO Store D2C Sets Available Now

It is almost the weekends, and for those of you who are looking forward for that weekend build, this could only mean one thing: you can finally open this month’s next wave of new and exclusive LEGO Store D2C sets that you have just purchased today, thanks to your LEGO VIP membership perks. But before you do, be sure to wake up from this daydream and go out there and actually get your hands on the new LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) and the holiday-themed LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263). These direct-to-consumer sets are now exclusively available for early VIP access starting today at all LEGO brand stores and at shop.LEGO.com.  Just click on the affiliate links below for more details.

LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222)

Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO® Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263)

Exclusive LEGO Store D2C Sets

Welcome to the snowy LEGO® Creator Expert 10263 Winter Village Fire Station, where the firefighters are enjoying the calm of the holiday season. This delightful LEGO set features a 2-level, holly-adorned building with an upper-level kitchen, complete with a red telephone, table, fold-down bed and a LEGO light brick. Behind the large red fire station doors, you’ll discover firefighting equipment and a fire pole, while outside there’s an ice rink with a decorative firefighter statue, a decorated Christmas tree with transparent star and gifts, plus a bench and lamppost. This set also features a classic red fire truck with a turntable ladder, hoses, toolbox and deep-tread tires. Gather the family and bring the magic of the holiday season to your home with this festive LEGO Creator Expert set. Includes 6 minifigures, plus baby and Dalmatian figures, and a brick-built snowman.

 

For a closer look at the features of this new and exclusive LEGO Store D2C sets, you may watch this first review video for the Betrayal at Cloud City (75322) set, and a nice designer video of the Winter Village Fire Station (10263). Happy building!

Check Out This Very First Video Review of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222)

Starting September 13, LEGO VIP card holders will now have the chance to bag the very first LEGO set tagged with the Master Builder seal approval. The LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) brings together the most memorable and iconic scenes from the Empire Strikes Back under one, featured-pack LEGO Star Wars set. So before you head over at your local LEGO Store or hit that buy button at shop.LEGO.com, the cool guys of IGN gives as a sampling of what to expect from this 2,800+ piece set. Thanks to Max Scoville and Brian Altano, it looks like we have our very first video review of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222). Check out their video below.

Nothing beats seeing the actual set, and this is especially true with the Betrayal at Cloud City (75222). I have to say that I didn’t imagine this to be this huge. The footprint alone for the completed build is quite impressive. As revealed by LEGO through the set’s official press release earlier last month, this very first Master Builder set comes with tons of play features that sets it apart from other LEGO Star Wars UCS, sets which is mostly meant for display. However, I have to agree with the IGN people that the set does not even remotely look like the Cloud City as we know from the films. In fact, the overall feel and design of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) makes it look like a cross-sectioned Death Star.

Though some older LEGO fans may consider this as a turn-off for certain reasons, the Betrayal of Cloud City (75222) set makes up for it through the sheer number of minifigures and play features that are included into it. The set comes with a whopping 18 minifigures, including minibuilds of Boba Fett’s Slave I, an all-red Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and the iconic Han Solo in carbonite prison plus several action-packed features to relive those unforgettable Star Wars Episode V scenes.

Thanks once again to IGN for sharing this first video review of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222). And in case you’ve set your eyes to this set as a first day buy (and with enough cash to spare), this first Master Builder set will retail for $349.99 USD and will be available starting tomorrow at shop.LEGO.com and all LEGO brand stores in the US and other parts of the globe.