LEGO Pop-Up Stores Ending Operation Early January 2019

Last September, LEGO took a significant experimental step in bringing their products closer to customers. Why the company already has so many branded stores around the world, it feels it could do more to extend its reach. Thus were the first LEGO Pop-Up Stores opened that month, on trial basis.

If you recall photos of the Manchester, Connecticut LEGO Pop-Up Store we shared in the past, the entrance had a prominent sign counting down “112 Days Left to Shop Play”. After all, pop-up stores are temporary, and that sign means how long the Manchester store will stay open before closing.

Now, a LEGO Pop-Up Store employee going by maniac4bricks on Twitter and Instagram has revealed that by January 6, 2019 all currently open LEGO Pop-Up Stores will be closing up shop. His revelation on social media was, in his own words, done with permission from his store manager, making it authentic as any announcement could be.

LEGO Pop-Up Stores were different from the full-blown branded outlets by being of course smaller, the absence of Pick-a-Brick walls and Build-a-Mini stations, along with no mini-build activities. Apparently not being a full store has dampened customer enthusiasm where these pop-up shops opened up before.

LEGO Pop-Up Stores

With just over a month left before the LEGO Pop-Up Stores close they are, according to maniac4bricks, looking for final feedback on how best these temporary outlets served customers. Furthermore, with the clock running out, one last big call for shoppers to drop in on these pop-ups has been called.

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LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) Set Spotted in TRU Canada

Just over three months remain before the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel starring Bree Larson, arrives in cinemas. It doesn’t take a genius to know that LEGO also has its hand in the merchandise pie for this future blockbuster. In fact, some of the film’s tie-in sets have already been spotted. Again, a German LEGO news source – Promo Bricks this time – has brought word that once more, Toys R Us Canada has the distinction of putting a LEGO set supposed to come out in 2019 on their shelves now. It’s named the LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127).

This set is centered on a vehicle with minifigures added for an awesome action sequence. The vehicle looks very similar to SHIELD quinjet, as it probably looks like in the 1990s when the Captain Marvel film takes place. It’s armed with a pair of 4 flick-missile launchers.

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Its accompanying minifigures include Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, young SHIELD Agent Nick Fury, Carol’s pet cat Goose, and the Skrull infiltrator Talos, who himself is armed with a pistol that has a spring-loaded projectile. Accommodations on the quinjet include a one-pilot cockpit and cargo or passenger space accessible by rear hatch.

For now, the only price known for the Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) is at a Canadian price of $39.94 CAD on that country’s Toys R Us stores. Rough conversions would be US$29.99, £23.65 and €26.62, though there’s no further news on when this tie-in might be available outside Canada. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel premieres March 8, 2019.

Here Are Amazon‘s LEGO Cyber Monday Deals

We’re now on our last leg of LEGO sales and deals, and if you’re one of those blessed souls who managed to bring home their much awaited building sets during LEGO’s Black Friday promos, then you might want to take a look at what the world’s largest online store has to offer with Amazon‘s LEGO Cyber Monday deals.

Cyber Monday has already kicked off, and this time Amazon still has a lot of LEGO goodies to offer at ridiculously low prices, or as much as 30% off. Most noticeable of them are the larger, hard-to-find sets such as the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922), and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108). Check out the rest of today’s LEGO Cyber Monday deals which you can find below. Be sure to hurry because these sets can really be out of stock soon.


























 

Missed LEGO’s Black Friday Deal for Retiring Ideas Set Old Fishing Store (21310)? Amazon Still Has Sale for It

November 23 – Black Friday 2018 – has come and gone, though some of the sales and discounts may have carried over the weekend. LEGO certainly took advantage of that fact by offering great prices for a selection of sets that have been announced for retirement by next year, jumping up interest.

One such retiring set given the spotlight during Black Friday on Shop@Home was the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310). The price cut wasn’t only welcome; it was still large enough to qualify for a free LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) by itself. Too bad it was just one day.

By now, the Old Fishing Store (21310) is marked as sold out on LEGO Shop@Home, and with the retirement announcement done we can’t be sure if it’ll be restocked over there. Fortunately there are other places to look for it, like Amazon. They’re also offering nice price cuts for it.

With a 23% off courtesy of Amazon, the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) can be had for just about $114.99 over there. Granted, it doesn’t come with a free Christmas Gift Box (40292); but when you’re racing against time to get one before its retirement becomes effective with “sold-out” listings, then you’ve got to get it when you can.

2019 LEGO City Official Images Now Up

Following the release of a good number of 2019 LEGO Creator official set images, we now have crisp, set images for the 2019 LEGO City scheduled to arrive this December. Since spotted at the store shelves of Mastermind Toys in Canada, last week, early rumors are now confirmed that the first wave of 2019 LEGO City sets will follow the usual Police and Firefighter themes that LEGO has released before.

Though the LEGO City theme is beginning to be a bit redundant having the same old themes being released again, one couldn’t help but notice how these sets evolve throughout the years particularly with the inclusion of new pieces and building techniques. Somehow, LEGO managed to release new sets that are based on old themes, and still offer a new and exciting look given their new elements and designs. I’m looking forward to the Downtown Fire Brigade (60216) which is not featured here since there are no official images of this set as of this posting; the Snow Groomer (60222), and the Harvester Transport (60223). These sets include several interesting pieces like the rehashed light bricks and the clever use of Nexo Knights shield pieces, to name a few.

These new 2019 LEGO City sets are expected to be available in LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com before the year ends.

 

Jet Patrol (60206)
 
Drone Chase (60207)

Barbecue Burn Out (60212)

 

Dock Side Fire (60213)

 

 

Burger Bar Fire Rescue (60214)

 

Fire Station (60215)

 

Desert Rally Race (60218)

 

 

Construction Loader (60219)

 

Garbage Truck (60220)

 

Diving Yacht (60221)

 

 

Snow Groomer (60222)

 

 

Harvester Transport (60223)

 

Police Patrol Car (60239)

 

Kayak Adventure (60240)

 

 

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Castle (75251) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

After its debut last month, the ominous LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Castle (75251) was initially offered exclusively via Amazon. This time around, LEGO Star Wars fans might be pleased to know that this set dedicated to the most iconic Star Wars villain ever created for the franchise, will be available at LEGO Shop@Home. It is a very much welcome treat this Black Friday since you can now purchase this new set at the same price over at Amazon while racking up on those VIP points.

The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Castle (75251) is already listed at shop.LEGO.com though we to have to wait until December 1, 2018 for its public release. It comes in at 1,060 pieces and retails for $129.99.

 

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Castle (75251)

Set the scene for action on planet Mustafar with LEGO® Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle! This building set of Vader’s menacing-looking home features lots of great details, including a brick-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, and secret compartments hiding more Sith relics. The hangar also houses a buildable TIE Advanced Fighter model with stud shooters and space to sit the Darth Vader minifigure. There’s also a bacta tank, Darth Vader’s meditation chamber with holographic communication unit, and a meeting platform at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon. As well as classic Darth Vader, the set also includes a bacta tank version of the Dark Lord, plus 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader, Darth Vader (bacta tank), 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
  • Features Darth Vader’s Castle and a buildable version of Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter.
  • Underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, Sith relics, secret compartments hiding a Lightsaber handle and a red kyber crystal element, plus space for Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter.
  • Castle also features a side access door, opening bacta tank, a hook for Lord Vader’s cape, meditation chamber with space for a minifigure and holographic communication unit, plus a circular meeting area at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon.
  • TIE Advanced Fighter features 2 stud shooters and an opening minifigure cockpit.
  • Weapons include Darth Vader’s red Lightsaber, the Imperial Transport Pilot’s blaster pistol and the Royal Guards’ Force pikes.
  • Darth Vader’s Castle Star Wars building set measures over 16” (41cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep.
  • TIE Advanced Fighter measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (9cm) long.

 

LEGO Shop@Home Black Friday Deals Offer Hard to Find Sets

LEGO Shop@Home Black Friday deals have now kicked off and for those of us who are still holding on to those hard-earned bucks for the hope of landing that deal before the day ends, then you might think fast. As of this posting, we still have more than 200 discounted sets up for grabs at shop.LEGO.com, and here’s a quick list of the best finds that we have so far starting with some of the hard to find sets on the market.

Just click on the links below to navigate directly to the LEGO Shop@Home page. And since these are affiliate links, any purchase that you will make through our blog site will mean a lot in keeping our site up and running. Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping everyone!

 

Hard to Find Sets

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827)

 

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

 

LEGO Star Wars Slave 1 (75060)

 

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary (71042)

 

LEGO Creator Expert Brick Bank (10251)

 

LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246)

 

LEGO Creator Expert Ferris Wheel (10247)

 

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259)

 

LEGO Minecraft The Ocean Monument (21136)

 

Other Recommended Sets

LEGO Creator Modular Winter Vacation (31080)

 

LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home (31068)

 

LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer (31066)

 

LEGO Creator Robo Explorer (31062)

 

LEGO City People Pack – Fun at the Beach (60153)

 

LEGO City Pizza Van (60150)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108)

 

The LEGO NInjago Movie garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! (70656)

 

The LEGO Batman Movie The Bat-Space Shuttle (70923)

 

LEGO Minecraft The Waterfall Base (21134)

 

LEGO Minecraft The Farm Cottage (21144)

 

LEGO Speed Champions 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 (75881)

 

LEGO Architecture Buckingham Palace (21029)

 

LEGO Architecture Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (21035)

 

LEGO Architecture Skylines Chicago (21033)

 

LEGO Architecture Skylines Sydney (21032)

LEGO Shop@Home Black Friday Discount Page Now Up

Happy Black Friday shopping to the avid readers of The Brick Show. By now, all promo and discounts we have detailed in past articles to happen of Black Friday are in effect. Whether they might be on retailers, LEGO Stores or Shop@Home, it’s your choice now for the best LEGO bargains you can go for. The LEGO Shop@Home Black Friday discount page is now up, and the featured set on top is the LEGO Iconic Chess Set of 2017 (40174), easily one of the most impressive brick-builds for actual gameplay, be it chess with the LEGO-designed pieces or with checkers.

The Iconic Chess Set (40174) sees its $54.99 price cut down to $38.49, no better deal perhaps for one of the best-rated sets on Shop@Home. For LEGO Stores on the other hand, the elusive LEGO Ninjago Bricktober Minifigure set (5005257) is ready for the buying. Don’t let this day pass.

Like the Shop@Home banners say, discounts for Black Friday on selected items can go up to 30%; one exception however is the retiring LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office set (10246). The advertisement we covered yesterday saying 20% off for it got changed somehow. Discount is only 10%; but better than nothing.

For easier reference, here’s the listing of all Shop@Home LEGO sets with Black Friday discounts. Feel free to browse and shop to your hearts’ content. Remember, it’s only one day.

Retiring LEGO Creator Detective Office Set (10246) Being Kept in Reserve Until Black Friday Sale

If you’ve been keeping up with LEGO news here with us on The Brick Show, you may recall an update detailing the first wave of announcements on LEGO sets soon to retire. One of them is the LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246), which is also currently listed as being out of stock on Shop@Home.

But wait. According to this other report, the Detective’s Office (10246) is supposed to be one of the spotlight sets for LEGO’s Black Friday Exclusives and Sales; specifically, it’s to be discounted by 20% from November 23 to 26. How’s that going to happen when it’s out of stock not just online but reported at LEGO branded stores as well?

The answer’s rather simple: LEGO’s holding units of 10246 from being sold. All sets announced as “retiring” have in fact already stopped being manufactured; so LEGO believes they may not have enough “Detective’s Office” sets left to keep from selling out with Black Friday’s discount.

Considering 20% off means the LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246) is going to be worth $127.99, that’s a major markdown for a set that’s going to be running low. If collectors miss it now, they might miss it forever.

Alternatively, one might find that Amazon has its own stock of Detective’s Office (10246) that can be gotten via Prime shipping. It doesn’t seem to have a discount here, but it’s probably better than nothing.

Shop@Home Now Discounts All 2018 LEGO Advent Calendar Sets

November is coming to a close and the first Sunday of Advent is drawing near. But well before all that, LEGO’s already gotten their 2018 Edition Advent Calendars sets out to their ever thankful and excited fandom. With themes ranging from cities to girl-friends to Star Wars, there’s an Advent Calendar just right for everyone.

In fact, several online retailers that offer LEGO on their platform has already given nice discounts to some of these Advent Calendar sets. This time LEGO Shop@Home takes its turn to making these products even more within reach, or at least for the UK market.

LEGO shoppers in Great Britain can now avail of the LEGO City (60201), LEGO Friends (41353) and LEGO Star Wars (75213) Advent Calendars at reduced prices online. To list them:

  1. LEGO City Advent Calendar (60201) – £22.99 £18.39
  2. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41353) – £22.99 £18.99
  3. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75213) – £24.99 £19.99

There hasn’t been any word on if this 2018 LEGO Advent Calendar discount at Shop@Home would also find its way stateside. Well, at least UK patrons who haven’t scored any of these seasonal sets yet will already be getting better deals for them.