Here’s How You Can Get Your LEGO Bionicle Tahu and Takua (40581) GWP Set

Last week, the LEGO Bionicle Tahu and Takua (40581) GWP set was revealed to be the next gift-with-purchase set. However, LEGO is still keeping this under wraps considering that we still have several promotional sets that are still active, particularly the LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575). If you’re looking to bag this one, you have until tomorrow, January 25, to avail of this set with qualifying purchases. But if you’ve set your sights on getting the latest Bionicle set, then read on because LEGO has released the details on how to get them.

In an email sent by the company to all LEGO affiliates, we now know when and how to avail of the  LEGO Bionicle Tahu and Takua (40581) gift-with-purchase set. There has been plenty of mixed reactions regarding this one, but still, it’s great to see LEGO offering this classic theme back to AFOLs who grew up with the Bionicle theme.

From January 27 to February 9, 2023, you can have the LEGO Bionicle Tahu and Takua (40581) GWP set for free for a minimum qualifying purchase of any LEGO City, Monkie Kid, Ninjago, Friends, DOTS, Creator 3-in-1, and Classic sets worth $95 above. As it seems, LEGO is giving its non-licensed themes a boost during the next few weeks.

Valued at $17, the said Bionicle promotional has a lower spending limit than previous ones. For example, the LEGO Houses of the World (40583) has a qualifying purchase of $250 or more for you to avail of it. The LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580) also has a higher qualifying purchase of $190 and more when offered during the first two weeks of January.

The LEGO Bionicle Tahu and Takua (40581) GWP set promo is not yet live over at LEGO’s Offers and Promotions page, but we can expect this to be up in the next couple of days. Here’s another look at what we can expect from this classic throwback set.

LEGO Bionicle Tahu and Takua (40581)

219 pieces | $16.99 | Coming soon as a gift-with-purchase set

In 2001, The LEGO Group introduced a new theme that would become a sensation: BIONICLE®. This story of mighty heroes with elemental powers took the world by storm, inspiring comics, novels, and movies. Now two of the theme’s most popular characters return with this LEGO® Icons BIONICLE Tahu and Takua (40581) set. The articulated action figures come with a fire sword and a disc-thrower accessory. The set also includes a lava display stand, so you can pay tribute to BIONICLE in your home or office.

  • Get reacquainted with heroes – Tahu and Takua are articulated action figures of iconic heroes from the LEGO® BIONICLE® theme, complete with a fire sword and a disc thrower.
  • Watch them surf on lava – The set includes a lava display stand, allowing the duo to surf on the rivers of molten lava that flow from the Mangai volcano.
  • Dimensions – This product measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high and 2 in. (6 cm) wide.

New LEGO Promos and GWP Sets Now Up!

In case you missed it, several LEGO promos and GWP or gift-with-purchase sets are now over at LEGO’s home shopping portal and all LEGO stores. Now that the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580) promotional set has finally concluded, we can expect 2 additional GWP sets to be around (until supplies last) starting January 15 to 25, 2023.

The LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) can be yours for a minimum single-receipt qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $85 and more. This LEGO promotion is the 9th Chinese zodiac-inspired set from the seasonal series, so if you’re a completionist and wish to collect all these brick-built collectibles, you better not miss out on this one.

If you’re a LEGO VIP member, you are also in for another exclusive treat. Starting this week until the end of the month, there are two promos and GWP sets that you can bag for free with qualifying purchases. The LEGO Houses of the World 1 (40583) is presumably the first in the series of several culturally inspired brick-built home dioramas. Coming in 348 pieces, this LEGO VIP-exclusive set comes with a rather high price point in order to claim. For a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $250 and more, this freebie will be automatically added to your bag as well.

And to continue the Lunar New Year festivities, LEGO VIP members can also expect to have the  LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack (40605). This LEGO promotion features an awesome selection of seasonal LEGO pieces offered in variant colors such as recolored lantern pieces, and minifigures accessories, including a couple of rabbit figures. You can have this freebie automatically added to your cart for a minimum single-receipt LEGO purchase worth $50 or more.

 

I have to admit that getting LEGO Houses of the World 1 (40583) may prove to be a bit pricy if you’re looking forward to collecting and completing its series. But if you have your LEGO budget ready for this month, then it’s still nice to see this collectible added to your cart for free.  And since LEGO has already confirmed that there will be three more sets under this theme, then we better be ready for some serious LEGO spending.

For more info about these LEGO promos and GWP sets, be sure to visit LEGO.com.

LEGO Technic March 2023 Sets Now Listed at LEGO.com

Just a couple of days ago, several LEGO Technic March 2023 sets were unveiled via the LEGO Kidz Zone app. And as expected, these sets are now up and listed at LEGO’s online shopping portal with more details, better images, and a March release date instead of April.

Initially, there are four sets that were revealed. But for now, LEGO has unveiled three of these, with the Firefighter Aircraft (42152) set still waiting to have its official product listing. Among these sets, I have to say that the Batcycle is a must-have for me. Not only does it capture the feel of its cinematic replica from last year’s DC film, but its stunning all-black color motif is also something to be desired.

Check out the rest of this wave’s official images below and let me in the comments what your thoughts are about this selection of new LEGO Technic sets.

NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (42153)

672 pieces | $49.99

Here’s a challenging project for kids aged 9 and up who love race cars! They’ll enjoy learning new skills as they build all the details of this LEGO® Technic™ NASCAR® Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (42153) model. Then they can explore its realistic features like the steering, opening hood and V8 engine with moving pistons. This toy model looks awesome on display too and is a great way for any NASCAR fan to celebrate their passion through play.

 

2022 Ford GT (42154)

1,466 pieces | $119.99

Discover amazing attention to detail and iconic good looks all wrapped up in an immersive project for adults with the LEGO® Technic™ 2022 Ford GT (42154) model set. Take your time assembling the rear-wheel drive with differential, working V6 engine, independent suspension on all wheels, front-axle steering, opening doors, headlight details, working spoiler wing and opening hood. Your efforts will be rewarded with a stunning 1:12 scale model collectible that’s made for display.

 

The Batman – Batcycle (42155)

641 pieces | $49.99

Give Batman™ fans aged 9 and up an awesome challenge as they build Batman’s iconic motorcycle in LEGO® Technic™ form. Inspired by the 2022 THE BATMAN movie, this LEGO Technic THE BATMAN – BATCYCLE™ (42155) toy is packed with hot features. Kids will love assembling all the parts of this authentic scale model before recreating favorite scenes from the movie. Features include steering, suspension, and a chain drive that connects the articulating H4 engine to the back wheel. There’s also a kickstand so kids can display their collectible model.

ICYMI: Here’s How To Get Your LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580)

In case you missed it, LEGO is running a promotional campaign to jumpstart the year. We learned that a familiar and highly popular LEGO Space subtheme is returning in 2023. And thankfully, we now know the details of how we can bring home the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580).

Starting this week and until January 14, we can have this improved and re-released version of a 1987 classic added to our LEGO shopping carts for a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $190 or more.

Relaunch a 1980s space classic
Rediscover a classic LEGO® set from the 1980s with the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser. A highly detailed redesign of the original 6894 set, it’s guaranteed to provide hours of enjoyment recreating a childhood memory for LEGO® fans. Receive this gift with LEGO® purchases over $190, valid 1/1/23-1/14/23 while supplies last.

Coming in at 356 pieces including a much-desired Blacktron Rogue minifigure, this is a gift-with-purchase set that is hard to give a pass. Its modular design is a great throwback to its original play features, plus the several new pieces and re-design give it a particular touch meant for an adult LEGO fan base who fondly remembers their original Blacktron sets.

Though the $190 promotional threshold may feel a bit steep on the wallet, there are plenty of excellent LEGO 2023 sets that you may want to consider investing in within this price range. For $190 you may consider having a couple or more of those newer LEGO City Stuntz sets, or some mech-inspired LEGO Monkie Kid sets such as the Monkey King Ultra Mech (80045) and Yellow Tusk Elephant (80043). And with almost 200 new LEGO 2023 sets now listed and available at LEGO.com, there’s something that will strike our fancy.

As of this posting the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser still appears in my cart upon checkout over at LEGO.com, but bear in mind that this promotional set is only up until January 14 or while supplies last. This is also available at all LEGO stores until such time so you may want to check with your local LEGO store as well.

LEGO Houses of the World 1 (40583) Is Most Likely Our First 2023 GWP Set

Huw from Brickset has shared a review of what seems to be our next LEGO gift-with-purchase (GWP) set for 2023. The LEGO Houses of the World 1 (40583) implies that this may just be the first of a series of promotional sets that is slated for next year.

LEGO Houses of the World 1
Image courtesy of Brickset.

Huw’s review is a pleasant surprise since this is the first time that we are seeing this set. LEGO is still mum about this promotional, but since we are seeing a review of the LEGO Houses of the World then we can assume that an official announcement may likely be on its way anytime soon. It is also nice to see if similar future GWP sets can somehow be connected to this one, culminating in a nice display set just like that of LEGO’s 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) from 2018, or that of Tribute to LEGO House (40563) promotional sets from last year.

As a limited edition set, the Brickset article goes on to show that the first house to be given the spotlight is a dwelling that is native to Central America. Coming in at 348 pieces, the LEGO Houses of the World microscale set 1 is loaded with plenty of details both inside and out. It measures 10×12 studs, featuring a 2-story house with plenty of amenities. There are also plenty of LEGO elements and pieces which give a hint of the cultural background of its residents. I have no qualms about the use of stickers for some of its pieces since this set is a gift-with-purchase, to begin with. Plus, it also comes with a LEGO Friends-like Chihuahua piece which gives the set its unique personality.

Images courtesy of Brickset.

There’s no official word yet from LEGO as of this posting, but given its piece count, we can also surmise that the relative purchase amount required to bag this freebie may be around $150-$200. I’ll keep you posted on this one as more information comes in.

Special thanks again to Huw from Brickset for sharing this great review and images.

LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack (40605) Revealed

It looks like LEGO VIP members can expect another gift-with-purchase (GWP) polybag anytime soon. To add more brick-building fun to next year’s Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, LEGO will be offering the promotional LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack (40605).

There’s no official announcement from LEGO.com  yet as of this posting, but this promotional polybag was eventually confirmed thru LEGO’s Customer Service if you search for the building instructions for set 40602. Additionally, we can catch a glimpse of this polybag freebie if you search within LEGO’s Certification Page and search for item number 6428025.

Though the image for the LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack shown on the certification document is less than ideal, we can somehow surmise what this polybag has to offer. It features a great selection of seasonal LEGO pieces offered in variant colors such as recolored lantern pieces, minifigures accessories, and even a rabbit figure keeping in line with 2023 as being the Year of the Water Rabbit.

We might hear from LEGO anytime soon regarding the mechanics of how to avail of this promotional offering, especially since January 1st is just around the corner and there are plenty of LEGO 2023 sets that we can look forward to. We can certainly expect LEGO to provide additional incentives to VIP members and add more value to our future purchases to kickstart 2023.

I’ll update this post once new information comes in so stay tuned. Special Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads-up.

The Fans Have Spoken: Here are the Top 15 Most Wanted LEGO Sets of H1 2023

We’re just counting the days before the first wave of LEGO 2023 sets is out. And in case you haven’t finalized your LEGO 2023 wishlist, then you may want to hear what the LEGO fan community has to say. Because thanks to Brickset’s one of many interesting features, you can somehow gauge the sentiment of other equally excited LEGO fan builders and get to see what are the most wanted LEGO sets of 2023 according to Brickset members.

If you wish to know what sets to prioritize this January, then read on and take a look at the top 15 most wanted LEGO sets for 2023. Bear in mind that this is the most accurate data as of this posting, and there will be slight changes as we wrap up this year. However, I believe that these changes may not be that significant to change the ranking of these sets.

Check out these most popular LEGO 2023 sets starting at 1st place and in descending order of likes or being the most wanted.

LEGO Icons Jazz Club (10312)

Most Wanted LEGO Sets

LEGO Star Wars TIE Bomber (75347)

LEGO Speed Champions 2 Fast 2 Furious Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) (76917)

Most Wanted LEGO Sets

LEGO Star Wars 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75345)

LEGO City ATV and Otter Habitat (60394)

Most Wanted LEGO Sets

LEGO Seasonal Lunar New Year Parade (80111)

LEGO Lunar New Year 2023

LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Avengers Quinjet (76248)
LEGO Marvel 2023
LEGO City Penguin Slushy Van (60384)

LEGO City Recycling Truck (60386)

Most Wanted LEGO Sets

LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Hulkbuster: The Battle of Wakanda (76247)

LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter (75344)

Most Wanted LEGO Sets

LEGO Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament: The Black Lake (76420)

LEGO Seasonal Money Tree (40648)

LEGO Creator Birdhouse (31143)

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Miles Morales vs. Morbius (76244)

Frankly speaking, this is a cool mix of sets that shows how diverse the interests of our LEGO fan community are. Love them or hate them (I know most of us find it difficult to appreciate that Morbius film, but hey, we still get to see our first minifigure of our vampire superhero probably because of that), these sets are quite attractive not just because of the themes that they represent but also the new parts and elements that they introduce. This is particularly true, especially in the case of LEGO City sets 60384 and 60394 where we get to see a new minifigure costume and otter element. Additionally, in the case of licensed LEGO themes such as Star Wars, LSW fans are certainly hyped for the much-awaited 501st Clone Trooper minifigures (75345) and a new and aptly sized TIE Bomber (75347).

And since a large chunk of LEGO’s market is geared towards the AFOL community, it is somewhat expected to see the first modular set of 2023 make it at the top of this list. The LEGO Icons  Jazz Club (10312) is the king of the hill for the majority of Brickset members even if it means shelling out $230 for this 2,800-piece set.

In the final analysis, consider this list as a guide to knowing what is hot and not for 2023 among LEGO fans. But in the end, you decide on which among these most wanted LEGO sets will it to your final “add-to-cart” list. So what do you think? Are there other LEGO 2023 sets that you want to see in this top 15 list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

More Than a Dozen 2023 LEGO Polybags Launching Next Month

With all the excitement surrounding some of the largest and most eye-catching LEGO sets to be launched next year, it’s kind of easy to overlook that there are plenty of 2023 LEGO polybags that will also launch come by January. And with more than a dozen polybags to collect coming from homegrown LEGO themes, there’s surely something for everyone.

From LEGO City, Friends, Creator, and more, this initial wave of 2023 LEGO polybags is expected to be available in-store at all LEGO brand and certified stores, including partner stores. Some of these also come with new pieces or minifigures that you may want to add to your collection as well.

Traditionally, they are only available for in-store purchases as a nice add-on to your LEGO purchase costing you only around $4 or less.

Take a look at these polybags and let me know which of these you would to have in your cart.

LEGO Friends Skate Ramp (30633)

LEGO Friends Friendship Flowers (30634)

LEGO DOTS Animal Tray and Bag Tag (30637)

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LEGO City Police Bike Training (30638)

LEGO City Dog Park and Scooter (30639)

LEGO Creator Panda (30641)

LEGO Creator Birthday Train (30642)

LEGO Creator Vintage Car (30644)

LEGO Duplo Whale (30648)

LEGO Ninjago Ice Dragon Creature (30649)

LEGO Technic Forklift with Pallet (30655)

LEGO Monkie Kid Monkey King Marketplace (30656)

LEGO DOTS Extra Dots Series 8 (41803)

 

Check Out These LEGO Technic 2023 Sets Scheduled to Arrive Soon

In case you missed it, the entire portfolio of homegrown 2023 LEGO-themed sets such as those from LEGO City, Friends, Ninjago, and more have already been released. And to make next year more exciting, LEGO.com has also listed its upcoming line of LEGO Technic 2023 sets.

As of this posting, there’s a total of five LEGO Technic 2023 sets we can expect to be released next January. These are also some of the smaller sets within the theme – it’s nice to see that the Monster Trucks series is still around, with two new vehicles added to its roster. There are also a couple of multi-build sets with steering functionalities, plus a mid-sized racing car model.

Check out their high-res images below and product descriptions. To add them to your LEGO wishlist, simply click on the following affiliate links and log in to your LEGO.com account.

Dump Truck (42147)

177 pieces | $12.99

Looking for a treat for construction site fans? Kids aged 7 and up will love building and playing with this LEGO® Technic™ Dump Truck (42147) toy set. It’s a great introduction to the world of LEGO Technic and helps young builders learn new engineering skills. And with the LEGO Builder app, kids gain confidence as they build.

 

Snow Groomer (42148)

178 pieces | $12.99

Kids aged 7+ who love snow sports can have lots of fun with this LEGO® Technic™ Snow Groomer (42148) toy set. As they explore the vehicle’s features – like the moving tracks and the levers that lift and lower the shovels – they’ll be learning too.

 

Monster Jam Dragon (42149)

217 pieces | $19.99

Kids aged 7+ who love Monster Jam™ have lots to discover with this LEGO® Technic™ Monster Jam Dragon™ (42149) pull-back truck toy. It comes with awesome dragon details like spikes and horns. With realistic graphics and colors, this toy truck model lets kids recreate favorite scenes from the Monster Jam arena.

 

Monster Jam Monster Mutt Dalmatian (42150)

244 pieces | $19.99

Know a kid aged 7+ who loves Monster Jam™? Then check out this awesome LEGO® Technic™ Monster Jam Monster Mutt™ Dalmatian (42150) pull-back truck! With realistic graphics and colors, this model truck pays homage to a fan favorite truck. The pull-back action lets kids race their truck or recreate the tricks they’ve seen in the real Monster Jam arenas.

 

Bugatti Bolide (42151)

905 pieces | $49.99

Inspire kids aged 9 and up to build their own race car model with this LEGO® Technic™ Bugatti Bolide (42151) toy set. They’ll enjoy a challenging project as they craft all the true-to-life details, including a working W16 engine, steering and scissor doors. The car’s stunning looks steal the show, with a yellow and black color scheme and authentic sticker details. After building and exploring the car, kids can display their collectible model with pride.

LEGO Super Mario Series 6 (71413) Character Packs Arriving in January 2023

In case you missed it, LEGO has already listed the sixth installment of its LEGO Super Mario Series 6 Character Packs – a collection of brick-built figures inspired by the folks over at the Mushroom Kingdom. Since its debut in 2020 as an expansion of its original Adventures with Mario Starter Set (71360), the LEGO Super Mario Character Packs have become a staple of the theme, drawing inspiration from its colorful and wide range of Super Mario Characters.

LEGO Super Mario Series 6

Retailing for $6 per blind bag, LEGO Super Mario Series 6 (71413) consists of 8 buildable characters to find and collect. Like its predecessors, these buildable characters also feature scannable LEGO pieces that interact with the main LEGO Super Mario figure. This series is scheduled to be available starting January 1, 2023, and in case you haven’t added them to your LEGO wishlist, then now is the best time to do so.

Take a look at these official images and let me know in the comments below which of these 8 brick-built Super Mario characters you’re excited to add to your collection.

Blooper

LEGO Super Mario Series 6

 

Green Toad

 

Ice Bro

 

Birdo

 

Bramball

LEGO Super Mario Series 6

 

Sumo Bro

 

Spike

 

Cat Goombas

LEGO Super Mario Series 6