Target Online Shopping has Surprise Discounts for Newest LEGO Avengers: Endgame Tie-Ins

As you already know, LEGO Shop@Home already has the tie-ins for MCU’s “Avengers: Endgame” movie listed. Those awesome vehicle and action sets have long had their official images pored over by fans for hints to the movie’s plot. And now they can finally get these sets in the flesh plastic.

But the added listing of the “Endgame” tie-ins isn’t just with Shop@Home, but on all prominent LEGO/toy retail platforms. In particular, Target not only has them online, two of these sets actually have discounts. This is probably one of the earliest sales Target has done for new LEGO sets available for less than a week.

First it was the LEGO Avengers: Endgame War Machine Buster (76124). Then it was followed by the Iron Man Hall of Armor (76125). Third is the Avengers Ultimate Quinjet (76126) that’s a bit mislabeled. These three sets have their prices shaved on Target’s online platform.

To compare, Amazon is offering the War Machine Buster (76124) for $27.99 (to Shop@Home’s $34.99); Hall of Armor (76125) for $47.99 ($59.99); and Ultimate Quinjet (76126, which Target says is a “Spider-Man: Homecoming” tie-in) is at $63.99 to the official price of $79.99 on Shop@Home. Only Target’s Captain America: Outriders Attack (76123) and Avengers Compound Battle (76131) listings are unchanged.

Now that you know, you have a choice on whether to buy full-price from LEGO Shop@Home or discounted on Target (at least the three above). If with the former, at least Ultimate Quinjet (76126) and Avengers Compound Battle (76131) have double-VIP points all April. You decide which bonus is better.

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Wal-Mart Carrying “Avengers: Endgame” Tie-In Polybag – Iron Man and Dum-E (30452)

When LEGO reveals polybags tying into major themed releases with box sets, we tend to assume the polys are promotional. So when a LEGO Marvel polybag with an “Avengers: Endgame” theme was revealed on the heels of the movie tie-in announcements, we began waiting for a promo date and the minimum purchase needed for it.

We can probably stop waiting and start combing Wal-Mart stores now. They’ve started stocking their shelves with the LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man and Dum-E (30452) polybag. First revealed on social media last month, we now know a bit about the story behind Tony’s suit.

For those who have seen the latest “Endgame” trailer, we see the surviving Avengers and other heroes dressed in this uniform white-and-black ensemble. It might serve as a sign of solidarity considering how much they’ve already lost to Thanos. This has yet to explain why the Dum-E robotic arm is in the 30452 poly though.

If you need a refresher, Dum-E was prominently featured in the first “Iron Man” film. You’d remember his as the foam-sprayer during Tony’s Mk-II armor tests, and helped created the new arc reactor element in the sequel. What’s he going to be doing in “Endgame”? We’ll learn on April 26.

Seeing as this is a poly, Iron Man and Dum-E (30452) will take effort to track down with all the Wal-Mart stores about. Not all of them might be carrying it too. Interested collectors would have to be upfront in asking the store staff if they’re carrying this $3.99 polybag.

Lottery for Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Merch, Including Vader Bust (75227) Now Underway

Last week to the day, we announced how an exclusive LEGO set will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Big fans of the franchise will certainly adore a LEGO bust of Darth Vader (75227). But getting one involves chance because it and other merchandise must be won by lottery.

Seeing how “Star Wars” exclusive stuff during events can disappear like they just went into hyperspace, a lottery is sensible. Until the deadline of April 3 at 11:59 PM (CT), Star Wars Celebration attendees can enter the Exhibitor Exclusive Lottery through the event’s official page.

The important information that would-be participants of the lottery need is either the email they used to buy their Star Wars Celebration Chicago badges, or their badge purchase confirmation number. They must then enter the virtual line for the lottery where they can choose which item they want as soon as their turn comes up.

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If a lottery item is won [hopefully it’s the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227)] then a confirmation and QR code is sent to the winner. These codes can be redeemed only once, and can be downloaded from either the website or the upcoming Star Wars Celebration mobile app.

LEGO Star Wars Vader Bust (75227) is worth $39.99, and outside of Star Wars Celebration Chicago will only be available on Target’s REDCard program. Target will release their limited-quantity Vader Busts on April 11, at the same time that the Star Wars Celebration kicks off.

Potentially Non-Expiring Points, and Other Changes to LEGO VIP Program

Earlier this March, LEGO announced what might be the most significant developments to their VIP program yet. This involved the introduction of a digital VIP card version, already being tested with selected existing VIP members. That’s merely the beginning, if the LEGO emails being sent to members is any indication.

Our fellow LEGO news source, The Brick Fan, has made public the contents of this message from LEGO regarding upcoming changes to the VIP program. We already know about the implementation of digital cards, but LEGO’s now stressing the importance of having all existing (physical card) VIP accounts registered online.

The biggest part of the news is the new duration of earned LEGO VIP points before they expire. Originally they can only be kept every two years before a member’s point-count is reset to zero.

Two months from now, they’ll only last one-and-a-half years, but potentially they can remain valid “forever.” How is that so? It’s because LEGO VIP’s online digital point meter will reset the 18-month validity of VIP points every time you make a purchase and use your LEGO VIP card doing it.

So even if you buy LEGO only once every 18 months, that’ll restart the “validity clock” all over again. Technically that means what points you don’t use will remain okay to use forever; awesome, right?

One last thing: LEGO recommends that registering multiple VIP accounts in your name be done with a unique email address for each. Otherwise you might see different accounts using the same email address end up being merged by the online VIP system. Conversely, if a single registered VIP account has more than one email address registered to it, it might be split into separate ones.

LEGO Shop@Home Doubles VIP Points Until March 31

Even when there’s a new LEGO set you really like releasing soon, and you’ve got the money for it, sometimes it can pay to wait beyond the set’s release date especially if you’re a VIP. You never can tell when LEGO, particularly its online Shop@Home, will suddenly announce Double-Points time.

Sometimes the 2x VIP points apply only to specific sets. The best moments are when it’s a blanket double-pointing on all available products. It never lasts long enough so LEGO VIP members need to “pick their battles” as it were. Like right now, Shop@Home has Double-Points going until March’s end.

Considering a lot of cool new released happened at the start of the month and even last February, there will be plenty of choices. Many of them are “pricey” enough to really rack up the VIP point multiplier upon purchase.

Whether LEGO VIP members fancy a March 1 release like LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316 as stated in the preceding article), or go for a 3-digit set like the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) and LEGO Movie 2 tie-in Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840), they’ll be maximizing the Double-Points gained for sure.

Five major LEGO Shop@Home markets have twice the VIP points to offer until March 31. May you make them count; for who knows when another opportunity might be announced again?

Next LEGO Sets on Sale at Amazon: 2019 Speed Champions Releases

Sometimes we at The Brick Show can’t help but feel that there’s a pattern to how LEGO sets on Amazon are chosen for price discounts. It could be that they’re selected because they’ve been prominently featured in media, even if it’s been weeks or months since their initial release dates.

Looking at the 2019 LEGO Speed Champions sets that are now on sale at Amazon, the best reason we could think of is that one of them warranted a feature article in the latest issue of “Brick Fanatics Magazine” (#4), now available online and in UK/US store shelves by April.

In any case, for the automotive LEGO fans out there that are interested in this year’s offerings for the Speed Champions line, haven’t gotten any of them yet, then this Amazon sale’s a grand opportunity.

  • Ferrari F40 Competizione (75890) – $14.99 14% discount for $12.93
  • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car (75891) – $14.99 14% discount for $12.93
  • 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Buggy (75894) – $49.99 20% discount for $39.99

LEGO Officially Reveals the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Well, this really made my day. In its official Facebook page, LEGO greeted us with a very welcome surprise, and officially announcing its next wave of collectible minifigures. It has been teased since early this January with the release of the 2019 LEGO Catalog, particularly along side with the LEGO Movie 2 CMF. The LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigures, featuring timeless, classic characters and newer ones. LEGO’s selection for this wave doesn’t disappoint because some of these minifigure offerings complement the ones that were released before in LEGO Disney CMF Series 1 (71012) – such as Princess Jasmin and Jaafar; and Edna Mode and Frozone. I am personally looking forward for the Ducktales and the Nightmare Before Christmas minifigs.

LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Check out these official images of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) slated to be released in May. Let me know in the comments below which one is your most favorite.

Vintage Mickey Mouse

Vintage Minnie Mouse

Scrooge McDuck

 

Huey

Dewey

 

Louie

 

Chip

Dale

 

Princess Jasmine

 

Jafar

 

Anna

 

Elsa

 

Jack Skellington

 

Sally

 

Edna Mode

 

Frozone

 

Hercules

Hades

New Amazon Discounts on Latest LEGO Marvel “Spider-Man” Sets

As if to achieve “product synergy” with the 2018 Holiday premiere of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” LEGO decided on an early release for their 2019 Marvel “Spider-Man” sets. Some of these were also among the first releases of the LEGO “4+” rating that replaced the now-retired “LEGO Junior” product subset.

This March, months after their early arrival, these LEGO Marvel Spider-Man sets are now available at discounted prices through a sale on Amazon. They’re great sets to collect some uncommon Spider-Man related Marvel characters like “Miles Morales” Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen.

Australia Getting New LEGO Store Certified in Sydney

With LEGO such a big toy brand the company has been able to flex its corporate muscle by not solely relying on toy retailers to move their products. At present they have over a hundred LEGO Stores around the world, reaching every major regional market.

In Australia, there are already two LEGO Certified Stores open to serve fans of the brand in that country. Both are in major cities: Brisbane the capital of Queensland state and Melbourne the capital of Victoria. The latter is even part of a LEGOLAND Discovery Center, a mini-LEGOLAND theme park.

This month a new addition to LEGO’s retail footprint will open in New South Wales’ capital, Sydney. The upcoming LEGO Certified Store will occupy two floors of space at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping center.

It will be launched on March 21 by Alceon Group, the shareholding firm that has been awarded by The LEGO Group the rights to operate LEGO Certified Stores not only in Australia but New Zealand too. Unlike with the majority “branded” LEGO Stores, customers at LEGO Certified Stores can’t avail of the global LEGO VIP program. Fortunately, its LEGO product offerings are of the full range plus applicable exclusive items.

Features of this Sydney LEGO Store, which will be 302 square meters in total area, include the signature “Pick a Brick” building wall and a possible LEGO Minifigure Factory unit. Decorating the store are the expected brick-built models of local landmarks, so shoppers can expect the Sydney Opera House and nearby Harbour Bridge beautifully replicated.

The Alceon group adds that their store will also have an activity area that can be booked for children’s parties, plus a service to personally engrave LEGO bricks for identification. Sydney LEGO fans can rest assured that the Westfield Bondi Junction’s LEGO Certified Store will be all that is awesome when it opens March 21.

New LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition Polybag Found – Snowspeeder (30384)

You probably haven’t forgotten, but just in case, LEGO Star Wars is 20 years old. This line of licensed-franchise LEGO products is one of their best sellers across all ages. And in celebration of two decades of popularity and success, LEGO has revealed several special anniversary edition “Star Wars” sets.

And there are even polybags coming out for the theme to in tribute to LEGO Star Wars at 20. Last month we saw a LEGO Star Wars Podracer polybag (30461) that serves as a counterpart to the full-set Anakin’s Podracer (75258), also a 20th anniversary edition. It gets a buddy from the original trilogy, though the polybag in question was found at a Target store.

Thanks to information from fellow LEGO news source Zusammengebaut, we know that this new LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition polybag is a micro-build of the Rebel Snowspeeder (30384). Like the Podracer (30461), this has an “original” model in the Snowspeeder 20th Anniversary Edition (75259).

About the only difference between the two is that the set and polybag are colored differently from each other, and the latter product doesn’t have the extra minifigures and props. At 49 pieces, this LEGO Star Wars 20 polybag is an even easier assembly job than its Podracer brother (30461).

We’d earlier surmised that the 20th anniversary LEGO Star Wars polybags might be employed first as a gift with purchase for promotions. Having one of them conventionally available on retail means getting one is a breeze. And at $3.99 it’s also no strain on wallets. This info on the Snowspeeder poly (30484) is pretty early that no official image has yet to release for it.