Exclusive LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) Set Revealed

LEGOLAND Parks has just revealed its next limited-edition set following last year’s LEGOLAND Fire Academy (40393). The LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) is slated to be offered exclusively at the LEGO Store located inside the theme park. This is good news actually, since it may suggest that LEGOLAND is already gearing up for its re-opening anytime soon. And like other tourist destinations, LEGOLAND is now trying to re-open as it tries to recover from the effects of the global pandemic. If you recall back in April last year, LEGOLAND was somewhat compelled to sell its exclusive sets due to its closure back then.

The LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) comes in at 359 pieces and is expected to retail for $29.99. It features a portion of the slides that can be found in the actual water park, a mini waterfall, a food cart, and a couple of poolside lounges with umbrella. It also comes with a selection of minifigures chilling out under the summer sun – a lady food cart vendor, a young boy with an ice cream accessory, a baby in a stroller, a mom with a baby bottle, and a guy in swimming attire.

If you and your family is a frequent visitor of LEGOLAND, then grabbing the LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) set is a great way to memorialize the experience. Plus, it’s a nice addition to your growing LEGOLAND collection which might include previous exclusive sets such as the LEGOLAND Castle (40306), LEGOLAND Driving School (40347), and the LEGOLAND Theme Park (40346). Just be sure to follow your local health protocols in your next visit. Keep safe everyone and happy building!

LOOK: LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449) Official Images

The LEGO Store Calendar for March 2021 has already been released, and if you recall, one of the promotional items that we can expect in the second half of this month is the LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449). Though the image that we have previously was less than desirable, we now have a few official images where we can see the finer details of this seasonal set.

LEGO Easter Bunny's Carrot House

To be precise, you can expect to have this limited-edition LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House added to your cart when your next single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $60 or more. Valued at $12.99, this promotional gift-with-purchase (GWP) set will be available starting March 15 to April 5 or until supplies last.

The build features a carrot-inspired house and a minibuild of a gray Easter bunny. Despite being relatively small, the carrot house is packed with details (though made up of stickers I think) in its interiors, with several Easter eggs adorning its garden. As an added treat, LEGO designers placed a hidden easter egg on top of the carrot house’s door for a bit of an Easter egg hunt surprise.

LEGO Easter Bunny's Carrot House

And in case you missed it, there is another promotional item that I think will be quite popular among LEGO collectors. In celebration of International Woman’s Day next week, LEGO will be offering another promo in the form of the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450). This promotional freebie will be up from March 6 to 14 or while supplies last. Considering the details on this set and the first-ever Amelia Earhart minifigure that goes with it, you can expect that this GWP item will be quite popular among LEGO fans.

So better be ready with your LEGO wishlist this month and make sure that you plan your next LEGO purchase promptly. And for new LEGO sets available this March over at LEGO Shop@Home, be sure to check them out right here.

ICYMI: LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454) Revealed

No, this is not an advanced April Fools joke kind of a thing. Because in case you missed it, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include a rather quirky minifigure pack inspired by Marvel’s aniverse of Earth-8311. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454) minifigure pack is slated to arrive in April and comes with a rather interesting set of minifigs.

For the first time ever, it looks Spider-Ham from LEGO Venomosaurus Ambush (76151) has finally met his match in the likes of this minifig version of Pork Grind. Aside from this symbiote-powered hog, this pack also features a Venomized Iron Man with prints that are similar to its counterpart from last year’s Venom Crawler (76163). This set also includes a pair of Spider-Man and Venom minifigures plus a buildable black and white 4-wheel buggy. It comes in at 63 pieces and is expected to retail for $15 once it is available on April 1st.

In case you want to add this to your LEGO wishlist, head over to LEGO Shop@Home by clicking on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454)

63 pieces | $14.99 | Available starting April 1, 2021. 

Marvel movie fans will love this action-packed playset with popular superhero characters and a supercool vehicle. The 4 LEGO® Marvel minifigures include the amazing Spider-Man, plus 3 awesome villains – Venom, Pork Grind and Iron Venom. The bad guys race around causing chaos in the Venom buggy. Spider-Man and Iron Venom are armed with power blasts – and Pork Grind has 2 hotdogs!

  • Includes 4 minifigures – Spider-Man, Venom, Pork Grind and Iron Venom – and a buildable, 4-wheel buggy.
  • Accessories include Spider-Man’s and Iron Venom’s power blasts and Pork Grind’s 2 hotdogs.
  • Fun construction toy for young superheroes aged 6 and up.

 

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Designer Video

Now that the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) has been officially revealed, LEGO brings us behind the scenes on the creative process that brought us our very first brick-version of this classic A.A. Milne story. LEGO Designer Ilia Gotlib, together with other LEGO graphic and element designers, share their experience in coming up with this nostalgic LEGO set. Watch the video below.

You may also find LEGO’s official press release right after the video. The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home and is expected to retail for $99.99 once it is made available on March 18 for LEGO VIP members and to the rest of the world of April 1.

RETURN TO THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD WITH THE NEW LEGO® IDEAS WINNIE THE POOH SET

4th March 2021: Today, LEGO® is inviting Winnie the Pooh fans to embrace nostalgia and return to the picturesque Hundred Acre Wood with its new LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set - based on original designs by LEGO builder and superfan Ben Alder. Beneath a large oak tree, complete with beehives and bees, Pooh’s house takes center stage. The house can be opened up to unveil a whole host of furniture and unique items, such as the “Pooh-coo” Clock, box of “Pooh sticks”, Tigger’s locket, and of course, plenty of honey pots – both full and empty! 

A. A. Milne’s wonderful tales of Christopher Robin’s adventures have amazed readers of all ages for almost a century and have become even more memorable thanks to the television and film adaptations that have truly brought the characters’ world to life. 

LEGO superfan Ben Alder originally submitted the concept to LEGO Ideas; a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turn them into reality. Based on Ben’s original designs, the set is the perfect project for adult builders to take time to relax and return to the halcyon days of youth, recalling the adventures of their favorite bear and his friends.

Discussing the design, Ben Alder commented “I love Winnie the Pooh and remember my parents reading it to me as a child. I now read the same Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, so it is certainly something dear to my heart. I decided to make the set so that my children could bring to life our bedtime stories but never quite expected the positive reaction it has received.”

The new set also includes five new molded characters, each with their own accessories. Pooh himself has his red balloon to collect honey from the bees in the branches above, Piglet is wrapped up in his scarf, and Tigger has just moved to the woods with his sack on a stick. Meanwhile, Rabbit has carrots ready for snacking, and Eeyore comes complete with his tail and a removable ribbon. 

Other notable inclusions to the set include; a campfire and log for Pooh to think about the things that he discovers, his front door complete with “Mr. Sanders” sign above it, his adorable blue bell to ring the front door, and finally, a signpost to the Hundred Acre Wood to make sure Pooh finds his way home.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh

Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group commented, “Winnie the Pooh is a 95-year-old story that is loved globally, so seeing Ben’s design sparked a lot of nostalgia for us all.  Plus, his personal story about how he created the set for his family to play out the lovely Winnie the Pooh stories using LEGO bricks felt like a beautiful combination of family, LEGO bricks, and Winnie the Pooh that we wanted to share with others. 

We also had the rare treat of being able to create all-new characters for this LEGO Ideas set. We simply had to see how the line-up of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet would look like in minifigure shape. As well as creating a brand-new Eeyore figure! 

The stories of the Hundred Acre Wood come to life with this set and there are plenty of intricate details for fans of both Disney and LEGO to discover.” 

The LEGO Ideas® platform is a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. The LEGO® Ideas Winnie the Pooh set is available directly from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from 18th March, 2021 for LEGO VIP members, and 1st April 2021 for all.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Set Officially Revealed

LEGO fans can now nostalgically return to the classic 100 Acre Wood with the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) set. After releasing a teaser on its arrival, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include this classic A. A. Milne tale-inspired-set that is fitting for the entire family.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) is the brainchild of LEGO fan designer Ben Alder (aka benlouisa over at LEGO Ideas) that features Pooh’s iconic house beneath the oak tree. His product idea eventually won the support of more than 10,000 LEGO fans and was given the thumbs-up of the LEGO Ideas Review Team to become the next official LEGO Ideas set during the platform’s Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The build itself opens to reveal the fine details of Pooh bear’s colorful abode, complete with its furniture and other familiar items.  The set also comes with new-for-2021 minifigure versions of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore together with their accessories. I’m glad how these new minifigure characters turned out, with LEGO taking the time to create new, insanely accurate moulds and prints for their headpieces.

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set comes in at 1,265 pieces and will retail for $100 when it arrives on March 18 for LEGO VIP members, and to April 1 for all. Be sure to click on the following affiliate link below to add this set to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

1265 pieces | $99.99 | Available beginning March 18 for LEGO VIP members

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

Take time out and rekindle joyful, childhood memories with this LEGO® Ideas set (21326) featuring Disney Winnie the Pooh and a delightful LEGO brick recreation of Pooh Bear’s house under a big oak tree in Hundred Acre Wood. Great to build alone or with family, the house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic details inside, including Pooh’s buildable armchair, Pooh-Coo clock, Poohsticks, honey pot elements, and much more. You can also create the effect of bees flying around beehives in the branches of the tree, like in the stories. Popular characters The model comes with Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit minifigures, plus an Eeyore LEGO figure. The friends each have an accessory, including Winnie the Pooh’s buildable red balloon, to recreate classic scenes. Special gift Part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for adults, this set makes a charming gift for yourself, a Disney Winnie the Pooh enthusiast, LEGO fan, or any hobbyist.

  • Enjoy me-time or quality family time and spark childhood memories with this LEGO® Ideas display set (21326) featuring Disney Winnie the Pooh and Pooh Bear’s house in Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Includes 5 characters: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit minifigures, plus an Eeyore LEGO® figure, each with iconic accessories, including Pooh Bear’s buildable red balloon.
  • The house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic accessories inside including a buildable armchair, Pooh-coo clock, and elements including a Pooh Bear storybook, honey pots, and Poohsticks.
  • Sit Pooh Bear on the log by the buildable fire and, with his balloon, help him ‘float’ up to see the bees ‘buzzing’ around the 2 beehives in the tree.
  • An ideal birthday or holiday gift for LEGO® fans, hobbyists, and anyone who loves Winnie the Pooh, this display model measures over 9 in. (24 cm) high, 7 in. (18 cm) wide, and 8 in. (22 cm) deep.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

The LEGO House The Brick Moulding Machine (40502) Exclusive Set Officially Revealed

LEGO has unveiled another LEGO House exclusive earlier today, following the likes of last year’s LEGO House The Wooden Duck (40501). And just like its predecessor, the LEGO House The Brick Moulding Machine (40502) celebrates another piece of LEGO history that highlights the company’s manufacturing process of the iconic brick.

LEGO House The Brick Moulding Machine

For those of you who have already visited the famed House of the Brick in Billund, Denmark, you have probably noticed that this LEGO House The Brick Moulding Machine (40502) set is the replica of the one that is found on the ground floor of the LEGO House. The set comes in a lime green color scheme similar to its larger real-life counterpart and comes at a sizeable 7.4 x 11.4 inches.

The actual LEGO Brick Moulding machine located on the ground floor of the LEGO House in Billund.

The LEGO House The Brick Moulding Machine (40502) comes in at 1,205 pieces and is expected to retail for 599 DK (around $100) starting March 4 when the doors of the LEGO House opens once again to the public. For more information about The LEGO House, you may visit their website right here.

Here’s LEGO’s official press release.

LEGO® House reveals new LEGO House Exclusive product:
40502 – The Brick Moulding Machine

LEGO House The Brick Moulding Machine

The newest product in the Limited Edition series of LEGO® House Exclusives is soon to be available at the LEGO House Retail Store in Billund, Denmark.

Ever since the opening of LEGO® House, it has been an important milestone for LEGO House to create exclusive products because we believe they add significantly to the experience of visiting LEGO House – the pinnacle LEGO experience.

The first three exclusive products were the LEGO House Architecture set, the LEGO House Tree of Creativity, and the LEGO House Dinosaurs.

One thing is remaking our iconic models in LEGO House into LEGO sets. But since we also want to tie the LEGO Group and not least the LEGO Group history closely to LEGO House it made a lot of sense for us to introduce this new series that we call: The LEGO House Limited Editions. The Wooden Duck is the first item in the series of LEGO House Limited Editions.

We are now happy to announce the latest product in our Limited Edition series – The Brick Moulding Machine!

The Brick Moulding Machine is representing an era in the history of the LEGO Group going from producing toys in wood into plastic. It is the story about putting all efforts into one focus and leaving your core competencies behind to explore the new possibilities and technologies in producing toys with plastic materials.

The first machine arrived in Billund in 1947 and it took up to four people to manually operate one single machine efficiently.

Today the LEGO Group has around 1,000 moulding machines operating all over the world and one LEGO employee can operate 32 machines. The Billund facility alone produces 1,360 LEGO elements each second from these machines.

In LEGO House guests can experience a real-life moulding machine up close. The green machine is identical to the moulding machines found at the LEGO production sites in Denmark, Hungary, Mexico, and China. The difference, however, is that it has a special custom-made mould designed to only contain six bricks. Standard moulds produce many more bricks.

Did you know?

• The first moulding machine is bought in 1946 after Ole Kirk Kristiansen attended a demonstration of a plastic injection moulding machine at a fair in Copenhagen.

• In 1949 the LEGO® Group’s plastics department manufactures various kinds of toys. Among these are the company’s first plastic bricks, which are marketed under the name “Automatic Binding Bricks”.

• On 28 January 1958 at 1:58 pm, the modern LEGO brick is born when a patent for the unique clutch power is secured.

• In 1960 the second-generation owner, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen decided to put all eggs in one basket and purely focus on the LEGO brick.

• A real-life moulding machine can be found in LEGO House where guests can see it up close. It is identical to the ones in other LEGO production sites but is custom-made to only produce six bricks at a time and run at a slower pace.

• In the 60s and 70s, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen initiated decommissioned moulds to be cast into the concrete foundations of new factories in Billund to prevent them from falling into wrong hands.

• In the History Collection in LEGO House, you can also find decommissioned moulds hiding in the floor for visitors to see.

Facts about 40502 Brick Moulding Machine

• The Brick Moulding Machine represents an era in the LEGO Group going from producing wooden toys into plastic toys.

• The 1205-piece model measurements are the following: 7.4” (19 cm) tall, 5.9” (15 cm) deep, and 11.4” (29 cm) wide. 

• Base comprises printed tiles with the words ‘LEGO® House’ and ‘The Brick Moulding Machine’. 

• Ideal for fans of LEGO® building and collectors of toy memorabilia.
Suitable for ages 10 and up. 

• Price: 599 DKK

• This set is only available in LEGO House.

First Image of LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) Box Art Revealed

It looks like the leaky faucet is at it again. We’re now getting new information from brick street and it seems that we now have our first look at a new LEGO tie-in set that focuses on Marvel Studios’ second MCU film of the year. Check out the box art image of the LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177).

Just to be accurate, this particular image was shared over at Instagram and does not feature any confidential watermark, suggesting that this was not lifted from any preliminary catalog. The following image also suggests that it was taken from the set’s actual box art suggesting that the set might be already in the wild, or tucked away in any third-party LEGO reseller warehouse. In any case, if the LEGO brick police should request us to remove this image, we will comply promptly.

As a gentle reminder and in case you are wary of spoilers, you are free to stop that mouse from scrolling down, and you may hit that back button anytime.

And with those things out of the way, check out this first box art image of the LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) set.

If you recall, Shang-Chi is this year’s second MCU film for the big screen. The movie is slated to be released this July, and seeing this set out in the wild given at this time does not come so much as a surprise. For starters, we already have the LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) released last year, and this is even way before we have the Black Widow film making its theatrical entry this May. So seeing this LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi set at this point is somehow expected.

The Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) set features a dragon in a white and red color scheme, on what seems to be a portal of some kind. The brick-built dragon itself is central to the set and features some of the distinct Asian features of this mythological creature. According to sources, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi will most likely introduce these mystical creatures in the MCU multiverse including the extraterrestrial villain Fin Fang Foom.

The LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient Village (76177) is rumored to retail for $40 – a pretty steep price considering its modest size. However, it comes with five minifigures which include Shang-Chi, Xialing, Wenwu (or the Mandarin as the legendary leader of the Ten Rings), the enigmatic Death Dealer, and a figure of a still to be revealed creature named Morris.

Since this is out in the wild already, we can cross our fingers and hopefully see this set’s official images anytime soon. Let us know what you think about this set in the comments section below.

LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates (43101) Box Distribution Revealed

By now, you might be aware already that the recently revealed LEGO Vidiyo theme is also getting a pretty neat line-up of minifigures called LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates (43101). Now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, this new series of minifigures consists of 12 characters that come with a variety of seemingly random 2×2 tile pieces called BeatBits. But what could pose as a challenge for LEGO minifigure collectors is the fact that the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates does not come packaged in the typical blind bag fashion that we are all used to, but instead comes in its first-ever boxed packaging. Feeling your way through this series is certainly not an option anymore.

Image courtesy of Lukas from Stone Wars.

However, thanks to our friend Lukas from Stone Wars, we can now have an idea of what we can expect from the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates’  box distribution, and hopefully zero-in on the characters that we wish to get.

First off according to Lukas, the unopened larger box packaging contains exactly 24 boxes of the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates minifigures. And we can be assured that we can get two complete series out of this.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, having these cardboard boxes for this series’ packaging virtually eliminates our chances of feeling our way in these minifigs like we’ve always done. Though I may not be exactly happy with LEGO’s choice of packaging here, I understand the company’s decision to forego the usual plastic polybags consistent with its goals of promoting sustainability.

Now the only question is, is there a way to find out which LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates minifigure are we going to get based on its distribution in an unopened box? And based on what we are seeing from Stone Wars, then it might be such the case. According to this image shared by Lukas, then we might have a pretty good grasp of what to expect.

Image courtesy of Lukas from Stone Wars.

If we can expect LEGO to be consistent with their packaging similar to their previous CMF series, then we can be sure that other than having two complete series in each box, we can also expect to get exactly two copies of the same minifigure placed side by side. Of course, this is assuming that what we have is an unopened box, to begin with. So if you’re looking at it from the top, we can expect to have:

  •  Werewolf Drummer
  • Red Panda Dancer
  • Discowboy
  • DJ Cheetah
  • Samurapper
  • Shark Singer
  • Banshee Singer
  • Cotton Candy Cheerleader
  • Genie Dancer
  • Alien Keytarist
  • Bunny Dancer
  • Ice Cream Saxophonist

We’re not sure at this time if LEGO intends to continue this form of cardboard packaging for its minifigures. I guess that it might only be for this particular series of LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates, but we just have to wait and see in the next few months.

Special thanks once again to Lukas of Stone Wars.

ICYMI: More LEGO Licensed Sets Expected for H2 2021

LEGO Shop@Home has already updated its servers to include its upcoming licensed sets coming from some of its most popular titles. And while we can expect more LEGO Star Wars, Marvel and Minecraft sets this March, LEGO is already gearing up for its next wave of sets slated for the latter half of this year. In case you missed it, here’s what we know so far about the LEGO licensed sets expected for the second half of this year or H2 2021.

Just a disclaimer – this listing is based on several trusted sources from the LEGO fan community, and eventually compiled by Pricevortex. And though Pricevortex’s predictions are almost 100% correct most of the time, we should always take these things with a grain of salt. Let’s take a look.

LEGO Star Wars H2 2021
The Republic Gunship from Star Wars
  • 75303 Unnamed LEGO Star Wars UCS set (??? pieces; €199.99)
  • 75304 Darth Vader Helmet (834 pieces; €69.99)
  • 75305 Scout Trooper Helmet (471 pieces; €49.99)
  • 75306 Imperial Probe Droid (683 pieces; €69.99)
  • 75307 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021 (??? pieces; €34.99)
  • 75308 UCS R2-D2 (??? pieces; €199.99)
  • 75309 UCS Republic Gunship (??? pieces; €349.99)
  • 75310 Mandalorian Throne and Vault (147 pieces; €19.99)
  • 75311 Imperial Troop Transport (478 pieces; €39.99)
  • 75312 Slave 1 (592 pieces; €49.99)
  • 75313 UCS AT-AT (??? pieces; €799.99)
  • 75314 The Bad Batch Shuttle (969 pieces; €99.99)
  • 75315 Moff Gideon’s Cruiser (??? pieces; €159.99)
  • 75316 Mandalorian Fighter (??? pieces; €59.99)
  • 75319 Unnamed LEGO Star Wars Set (??? pieces; €29.99)
  • 75369 Darth Vader’s Meditation Chamber
  • 40451 Tatooine Homestead Gift-With-Purchase (GWP) set
LEGO Harry Potter H2 2021
The village of Hogsmeade from Harry Potter.
  • 76386 Moaning Myrtle’s Bathroom (217 pieces; €19.99)
  • 76387 Hogwart’s Extension (397 pieces; €39.99)
  • 76388 Hogsmeade (851 pieces; €79.99)
  • 75389 Hogwarts Great Hall (1,176 pieces; €129.99)
  • 76390 Harry Potter Advent Calendar (274 pieces; €39.99)
  • 76391 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €249.99) 
  • 76392 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €59.99)
  • 76393 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €119.99)
  • 76394 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €39.99)
  • 76395 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €29.99)
LEGO Minecraft H2 2021
Minecraft The Ruined Portal
  • 21171 The Horse Stable (241 pieces; €????)
  • 21172 The Ruined Portal (316 pieces; €????)
  • 21173 The Sky Tower (565 pieces; €????)
  • 21174 The Modern Tree-House (909 pieces; €????)
  • 21176 The Jungle’s Abomination (489 pieces; €????)

Since some of these next LEGO licensed sets are expected to arrive in stores as early as June, it’s most likely that LEGO will make their official announcements about these sets in late March or early June. I’ll keep you posted once more info goes out.

Here’s A Closer Look at the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450)

The March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar is now up, revealing a promotional, limited-edition freebie that celebrates the life and accomplishments of one of the most revered names in aviation. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) has been announced and now thanks to a LEGO-certified store in Australia, we can now have a better look at this gift-with-purchase set.

Bricks Megastore has published a couple of high-resolution images of the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450), giving us a closer look at her iconic red Lockheed Vega 5B. Affectionally referred to by Earhart as her “Little Red Bus”, this brick-built display set comes with plenty of details including some yellow sticker details on the side and the plane’s registration number at the tip of its right side wing and tail. The plane also rests on top of a brick-built, oval platform with a 2×4 plate bearing the name Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer. I was hoping that these might be printed parts actually, but having it as a GWP set, then I guess I have no complaints about it.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute

The minifigure that comes with this set seems to be exclusive as well. Its torso comes printed with a new aviation suit with Earhart’s signature tie. The head print seems to be unique as well with some minute details added near her eyes and cheek giving it a rough, ready-to-fly anytime look. For the accessories, her official minifigure version comes with a  leather cap, flying goggles, and a 2×2 printed tile. I’m not quite sure if this is a new printed tile piece considering that the map itself has flight path markings. I actually love what LEGO did here with all its attention to detail.

And though I’m still unsure why LEGO will release such a promotional set at this time considering that historically her Amelia Earhart’s flight happened sometime in May of 1932, I appreciate LEGO’s thoughtful design of the set’s box art. It has her face printed on the upper right corner of the box instead of the typical limited-edition logo. We also have the year ‘1932’ printed on the side of the box in reference to Earhart’s legendary flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) will be available from March 6 to 14 or until supplies last and will be added to your cart automatically once your LEGO purchase reaches $100 and above. It’s on a bit higher qualifying price range but I guess it’s fine considering the fine details of this set and the limited-edition minifigure that comes with it. Expect this set to be in high demand once it is available in March, so I suggest that you plan your next LEGO purchase during these promo dates.

Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.