Upcoming LEGO Train (40370) Set Celebrates the Theme’s 40th Anniversary

It is clear by now that LEGO loves to celebrate many of its milestones with sets that reflect a particular theme’s humble beginning. From LEGO 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) to the LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square (10255), these sets serve as a great reminder of how these themes have begun and endured even until today. And from the looks of it, another set will be offered by LEGO as a way of celebrating one of its early sets that were loved by many AFOLs even until today. The LEGO Train (40370) could be the next promotional set that you may want to watch out especially if you’re a fan of these types of commemorative builds.

According to Promobricks, the promotional LEGO Train (40370) set will be an anniversary set that marks the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Train theme. Frankly, I’m not sure why LEGO pegged 1980 as the birth of the theme since there has been a good number of train sets that were released already as early 1966. Anyhow, the LEGO Train (40370) set is a replica of the Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) from 1980 and comes with the very same train attendant minifigure. It also comes with a display base and a special 40th-anniversary tile. I’m not sure if this will be a sticker or a printed tile since its hard to see from this low resolution that is being shared over on Instagram. It will certainly be nice if LEGO will opt for a printed tile for this set like what it did with its past exclusive promotionals.

There are no further details except for this image, but you can expect that I will update this post once more information comes in about this commemorative set.

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LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Following the arrival of our first LEGO BrickHeadz seasonal set for 2020, the LEGO BrickHeadz Lucky Cat (40436) and Valentine’s Bear (40379) will now be joined by our next, blocky collectible set – the LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380).

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep

This next seasonal BrickHeadz set comes in at 192 pieces and will retail for $9.99 once it is made available on February 1. Here’s how LEGO describes this set, as it is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380)

192 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep

Looking for a unique gift for Easter Sunday 2020? Then check out this lovable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Easter Sheep (40380). With a colorful tulip growing at one side and 2 Easter eggs at the other, the super-cute sheep is using a paint pot and brush to color the eggs. No wonder there are paint splashes on its wool! Standing on a sturdy baseplate, the Easter Sheep is a fun, lasting gift idea for him, her, kids, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… at any time of year!

  • This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a cute sheep painting Easter eggs makes a perfect gift for Easter and looks adorable all year round.
  • A fun way to wish a friend or family member ‘Happy Easter’, this set is a suitable building toy for anyone aged 10 and up.
  • With 192 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this is a great buildable BrickHeadz™ sheep gift for kids, him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… anyone who deserves a fun start to their Easter!

The LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep is just one of the many BrickHeadz lined-up to be released this year, proof that the theme still has a strong fan base. Other than LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377), and Goofy and Pluto (40378), we can still expect 7 or more licensed BrickHeadz sets to be offered later this year including tie-in sets for the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru animated movie.

UPDATE: LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) Official Information Released

UPDATE: LEGO Shop@Home has been updated once again and it turns out, the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) will not be a promotional, gift-with-purchase set like we initially thought. It will go on retail for $7.99 and will be available starting February 1. Read on for the set’s official description as published by LEGO.

LEGO Easter Bunny House(853990)

Celebrate Easter with this fun LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House (853990) construction kit for ages 6 and up. The egg-shaped house packaging doubles up as a festive decoration, and it comes with a to/from card, making it an ideal festive gift. Great for display and creative play, the set includes a buildable chicken house, featuring a removable tray to collect the chicken’s egg elements, scooter for the cute Easter Bunny minifigure to ride, plus a brick-built carrot and plants. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy a very happy Easter with this LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House, featuring a buildable chicken house, scooter and plants, an Easter Bunny minifigure and chicken figure for display and creative play.
  • This 57-piece building toy has egg-shaped house packaging which doubles up as a colorful, festive decoration. It comes with a to/from card to complete an ideal Easter gift for LEGO® fans aged 6 and up.
  • The chicken house measures more than 1” (4cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 1” (4cm) deep, a nice size to slip into a child’s backpack with other builds, minifigure and accessories, ready for play wherever they go.

LEGO servers have been updated once again, revealing another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set to watch out for some time this spring. It has been customary with LEGO to release a GWP set to mark the Easter celebration, and thankfully we now have our first look at what’s in store for this year. Check out these official images of the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) seasonal GWP set.

LEGO Easter Bunny (853990)

If you recall from two years ago, LEGO has released a similar promotional item in the form of the LEGO Easter Bunny Hut (5005249) which was released in  March, 2018. And it seems that the customed Easter Bunny Guy will have his female counterpart from the LEGO Easter Bunny (853990) set.

Other than the fact that the LEGO Easter Bunny Girl minifigure that comes with this latest GWP is the first of its kind, this deal freebie also comes with several LEGO pieces that are appealing. That scooter is definitely a nice give-away plus that chicken figure.

We don’t have the details nor the specifics yet on how we can avail of this promo, but we can bet that more info will most probably come at the on or before the end of this month especially when the February LEGO Store Calendar comes out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our first GWP set of the year which is the LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) which will be available from January 24 to February 9. Just be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home to update your cart with the necessary qualifying purchases.

LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) Official Images Released

Other than the LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) promotional and the LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Collectible Minifigure (30624) that are both available this month, LEGO fans who will time their next LEGO purchases just right may avail of another promotional freebie on top of these aforementioned LEGO giveaways. If you recall from this month’s LEGO Store Calendar, the LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) set is the next free item slated to be added to your cart if you will make your next LEGO purchase from January 24 until February 9.

LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)

LEGO servers are now updated to include a couple of official images of the LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) set. This item comes to you free for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $45 and above. As I’ve mentioned earlier and as long as supplies last, you may want to try to place in your LEGO purchases at LEGO Shop@Home or in-store from January 24 to 26 if you want to avail both the exclusive Year of the Rat (40355) set and the Drag Racer (40408). And if you’ll throw in any LEGO Star Wars sets worth $40 and above, you’ll also get the collectible Obi-Wan minifig. So for a total worth of LEGO sets (including Star Wars) of $80 or more, you can bag all three promos in one go. That’s great value for your money if you’ll ask me.

The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) comes in at 134 pieces, including two Jack and Dwayne minifigures. The build itself features a human cannonball kind of play function where you can place a minifig inside the cannon placed at the back of the car. The driver cockpit also seems to be wide enough to accommodate a minifigure.

This latest Hidden Side promotional is the second freebie to be offered under LEGO’s augmented reality theme, following the release of LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) from last year. For more info on the latest LEGO Hidden Side sets, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com.

LEGO The United Trinity (6322264) Minifigures Promotional Revealed

The next LEGO Creator Expert set for this year has already been revealed, and as expected from LEGO, it looks like their throwing in some perks for those who will be purchasing the LEGO Creator Expert  Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set. As reported by the Brickfinder, the LEGO The United Trinity (6322264) minifigure set will be the gift-with-purchase freebie slated to be added to your cart if you have plans of getting this impressive replica eventually.

LEGO The United Trinity (6322264)

According to a flyer shared via Instagram by AFOL Dylan Chow, the LEGO The United Trinity (6322264) is available at the LEGO brand store in China as an early VIP member gift for those who will get the Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272). This freebie features the renowned Manchester United players – George Best (#10), Denis Law (#10), and Sir Robert “Bobby: Charlton (#9) –  whose statues are boldly displayed near the entrance of the stadium.

Their minifig counterparts have the standard red jersey that the team has been known for. I just hope that LEGO added some bit of exclusivity on these prized minifigs by having the Manchester United logo printed in front of their torsos aside from their jersey numbers at the back.

It is not exactly clear if this gift-with-purchase set will only be available to LEGO fans in China but my best guess is that it will also be available elsewhere especially in Europe where majority of the Manchester United fans are located. In fact, Stonewars have also reported that this promotional exclusive will also be offered in Germany. I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in, so be sure to subscribe to our blog and turn on your web notifications.

The LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester (10272) comes in at 3,898 pieces and is expected to retail for $299.99. It is available for early LEGO VIP access beginning January 16, and to the rest of the world on February 1, 2020.

LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year Sets Available Now!

We’re just two weeks away before we mark the celebration of this year’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration and as a way to mark the occasion, LEGO has announced the release of a couple of seasonal sets that creatively reflects this event’s festivities. Two new LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year sets are now live over at LEGO Shop@Home and if you haven’t checked them out yet now is the best time to do so. Read on for more details.

If you recall, the initial wave of these Lunar New Year inspired sets first appeared last year as limited-edition sets released only in select countries in the Asia Pacific region. Needless to say, LEGO fans in other parts of the globe were not really that pleased with LEGO’s move in offering these sets in select regions only, considering the fact that these sets may well also cater to other LEGO fans who are into collecting LEGO vignette type sets. Eventually, LEGO listened and I’m personally glad to see that LEGO has embraced the fact the diverse interest of the LEGO community in general.

If you’re planning to get these LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year sets, it will also be helpful if you make your purchases starting January 13 to get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) seasonal set. Click on the following affiliate links to know more about these sets. Happy building!

LEGO Lion Dance (80104)

882 pieces | $79.99

LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year Sets

Capture all the color, fun and excitement of a famous Chinese tradition with this stunningly detailed LEGO® Lion Dance (80104) toy playset – an ideal Chinese New Year gift for kids to teach them about this symbolic dance for good luck. For display and unlimited play, the 5 beautifully decorated small lion figurines can be placed on a stage with podiums to recreate the dance, and there’s a percussionists’ stage with a cool drumming function. The tiles on the LEGO temple gate are decorated with striking, traditional patterns. There are also 8 minifigures for role-play, including lion dancers and a man in rat costume to mark the Year of the Rat. Accessory elements such as the red ‘best wishes’ scroll, red orb, cabbage, calligraphy brush, and a rocket firework inspire unlimited play. Celebrate Chinese traditions! Collectible Chinese Traditional Festival LEGO sets offer rewarding building challenges and role-play fun for anyone interested in Chinese culture. They also make beautiful centerpieces.

  • Recreate all the color and fun of the traditional Chinese lion dance and temple fair with this LEGO® building toy for kids, featuring 5 dancing lions, percussionists’ stage, beautifully detailed temple gate and more.
  • This collectible toy building set includes 8 minifigures for role-play and is packed with features to inspire fun, such as podiums to make the small lion figurines dance and a drumming function.
  • Traditional items such as the red orb, cabbage, calligraphy brush, rocket firework, and red ‘best wishes’ scroll add play options, and this set fits well with the LEGO® Chinese New Year Temple Fair (80105) toy playset.
  • This 882-piece, LEGO® brick educational toy playset offers a fun, challenging building experience for kids aged 8 and up, and makes a cool, creative LEGO gift to celebrate Chinese New Year and other cultural festivals.
  • The LEGO® temple gate measures over 5” (15cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep – and together with the dance and percussion stages, Chinese dancing lion figurines and minifigures, it makes a magical centerpiece.

 

LEGO Chinese New Year Temple Fair (80105)

1,664 pieces | $119.99

LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year Sets

Recreate the decorative splendor and festive celebrations of a Chinese New Year Temple Fair with this unique LEGO® toy building set (80105). A wonderful Chinese New Year gift for kids who can enjoy building and playing with the models solo or sharing the fun with family and friends. Spectacular display, unlimited play! With a gorgeously decorated Chinese temple, stalls displaying a vast, colorful array of LEGO barbecue dishes, candy, toys, vases and dough figurines, plus 13 minifigures and a baby figure, there is so much to inspire imaginative role-play. Authentic elements such as the ‘Fu’ decorations, ‘best wishes’ scrolls, red envelopes, and ‘paper’ windmills teach kids about traditions. And they will love the rocket firework element and staging a shadow-theater performance! Celebrate Chinese culture! Collectible LEGO Chinese cultural toy models make super centerpieces and offer a variety of immersive building challenges and fun, creative play for anyone interested in Chinese traditions.

  • Enjoy the special atmosphere of a Chinese New Year Temple Fair with this intricately detailed, unique LEGO® toy building set for kids, designed to inspire festive role-play and be proudly displayed.
  • This LEGO® set has an ornate temple, shadow theater with puppets, stalls displaying barbecue dishes, candy, toys, vases, dough figurines, and fireworks, plus 13 minifigures and a baby figure to bring the market to life.
  • New-for-January-2020 accessory elements such as ‘Fu’ decorations, ‘best wishes’ scrolls, ‘paper’ windmills and buns with bear faces add authenticity, and this set combines perfectly with the LEGO® Lion Dance (80104) set.
  • This 1,664-piece LEGO® brick building set makes a fun creative Lunar New Year gift for kids aged 8+, offering them a fun, immersive building experience and many happy hours of playful pleasure.
  • This temple measures over 7” (19cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep – and with the stalls and shadow theatre, this cultural toy makes a striking centerpiece for Chinese New Year festival celebrations.

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Official Images Released

As we have seen from this month’s LEGO Store Calendar, those who will be making their next LEGO purchase starting on Monday is in for another brick treat. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products or merchandise worth $80 and above from January 13 to 26 will entitle you to an exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set as a way of celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

And if you want to see what you can expect from this set, LEGO servers are now updated to include several official images of this set. Take a look.

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

Similar to last year’s LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional set, this newest member of the Chinese zodiac-inspired LEGO set comes with a variety of play features and points of articulation. It comes in 162 pieces and has posable ears and paws and a movable tail and head. It comes with a bit of LEGO foliage pieces on top of a circular base similar to its predecessors.

We can expect the LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) promotional set to go live by Monday, January 13. If you’re into collecting these LEGO Chinese New Year exclusives, then be sure not to miss out on this freebie starting Monday until January 26. This is the 6th LEGO set of its kind, following the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) released last year; LEGO Year of the Dog (40235) in 2018; LEGO Year of the Rooster (40234) in 2017; LEGO Year of the Monkey (40207) in 2016; and LEGO Year of the Sheep (40148) in 2015.

Add the LEGO Newsstand to Your Sprawling LEGO Town or City!

This week, LEGO has launched its first build-and- take in-store event of the year that most LEGO fans will love to have. The LEGO Newsstand is actually a nice mini build that complements this year’s modular LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop(10270) which was released at the turn of the year. And in case you missed out on this opportunity of grabbing the LEGO Newsstand, you’ll be happy to know that Instagram user theflannelbrick has uploaded and shared its building instructions so let’s take a look.

Coming in at 155 pieces, the LEGO Newsstand features plenty of small parts that can be a bit challenging for newbie LEGO builders. Nevertheless, the final build, notwithstanding the instability of the shelf, is pretty much impressive in itself. As a free set, I really appreciate what LEGO did here: throwing in a minifigure with accessories, two printed newspaper tile, and several hard to find parts like those trans clear blue flag pieces used for the roof. If LEGO opted to make this as a retail set, then it will certainly hit the $10 or more price point, giving us a vignette kind of set similar to what LEGO offers with its seasonal sets. Remember smaller seasonal sets like 2015’s Painting Easter Eggs (40121) and Thanksgiving Feast (40123) and you’ll get the idea.

LEGO Newsstand

As I said, I’m not just quite sure if the rest of the parts are readily available but you can still try to search for them over at Bricklink.

The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $179.99. It features a 3-story modular build that comes with a display window, reading nook, an open-out design, and five (5) minifigs. If you’re still planning to get this set and wish to know more, just click on the link above.

Special thanks to Promobricks for the tip.

Check Out These Cool LEGO Taiwan Chinese New Year Promotions

The LEGO Certified Store (LCS) in Taiwan is currently running a promotion to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year. Though these are obviously regional exclusives not found in any other LEGO brand store, these are pretty impressive themselves and worth having in your LEGO shopping cart. Let’s take a look at these cool LEGO Taiwan Chinese New Year promotions.

Frankly, we’ve seen a couple of LCS-related promos in the Asia Pacific Region that are impressive in themselves, reflecting the unique culture and traditions of the country. If you recall, there are last year’s Toys R Us Bricktober promos found in TRU stores in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan. We also saw LCS Taiwan’s LEGO 60th Commemorative Pen Holder promo which is both a nice desktop and display set rolled into one. And now to mark the celebration of this year’s Chinese New Year on January 25th, LEGO fans in Taiwan have the following collectible sets to look forward to, guaranteed for every single-receipt qualifying purchases.

LEGO Taiwan Chinese New Year

LEGO fans who will make qualifying purchases from January 1 to 12, will be entitled to a free buildable LEGO Traditional Drum as seen below. Similarly, those who will opt to make their next LEGO purchase from January 13 to 22 will also get an exclusive LEGO Red Candy Box; while those who will make qualifying purchases from January 1st until the 22nd will also get the LEGO Flower Vase. The way the promos are scheduled suggests that purchases made on any single date during these promo periods will allow you to claim at the most, two LEGO freebies.

LEGO Traditional Drum Promotional – available at the LEGO Certified Store in Taiwan from January 1 to 12, 2020.
LEGO Red Candy Box Promotional – available at the LEGO Certified Store in Taiwan from January 13 to 22, 2020.
LEGO Flower Vase Promotional – available at the LEGO Certified Store in Taiwan from January 1 to 22, 2020.

Currently, the LEGO Traditional Drum promotional is now live in LCS Taiwan and if you want to give it a try and build yourself one, Brickfinder was kind enough to share the building instructions for this set. Hopefully, we can also have similar building instructions for two remaining promotional sets. I’m particularly looking forward to that LEGO Flower Vase once it becomes available.

Thanks also to The Brick Fan for the tip.

Welcome the New Year With These New-For-2020 LEGO Sets!

Our holiday vacations were quite busy during the past week, but like any other faithful LEGO fan, this will not stop us from visiting the LEGO Store to see first hand LEGO’s latest new-for-2020 LEGO sets. In case you already have a copy of the LEGO Catalog for the first half of 2020 either in physical or digital formats, then you will definitely like to see these new sets up-close and personal. So while you’re still contemplating on which new LEGO sets will make it to your top five, must-purchase list, take a look at some of the best LEGO sets that are now available this 2020. Just click on the following links below to know more about this new-for-2020 LEGO sets.

LEGO Duplo
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Duplo Modular Playhouse (10929)

 

LEGO Classic
LEGO Classic Bricks and Lights (11009)

 

LEGO Architecture
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Architecture Tokyo (21051)

 

LEGO Minecraft
LEGO Minecraft Illager Raid (21160)

 

LEGO Creator
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

 

LEGO Creator Expert
LEGO Creator Bookshop (10270)
LEGO BrickHeadz
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bear (40379)

 

LEGO Trolls: World Tour
LEGO Trolls World Tour Volcano Rock City Concert (41254)

 

LEGO Friends
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Friends Baking Competition (41393)

 

LEGO Technic 
LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109)

 

LEGO Disney
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Disney Anna and Elsas Storybook Adventures (43175)

 

LEGO City
LEGO City Tuning Workshop (60258)

 

LEGO Hidden Side
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Hidden Side The Lighthouse of Darkness (70431)

 

LEGO Ninjago
LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Cyber Dragon (71711)

 

LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes
LEGO Marvel Spiderman Spiderjet vs Venom Mech (76150)

 

LEGO Speed Champions
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo (76895)