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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you haven’t received your physical copy of the 2020 LEGO Catalog (January-May), then you might be glad to know that it is now available for download right here. I still yet to receive a physical copy of the catalog from my local LEGO store so it will be nice to leaf through this digital copy for the meantime. Here’s a quick look at what to expect inside.
Love them or hate them, another point of interest for some is LEGO’s official announcement of the arrival of the LEGO Minions Rise of Gru tie-in sets. There is no specific release date mentioned since the initial info went out from June of last year, but LEGO confirms that these sets will be on store shelves beginning this summer.
With 2020 coinciding with the release of LEGO CMF Series 20, LEGO has also confirmed that its next wave of LEGO Collectible Minifigures will come out this May. Though this is not entirely new since some LEGO fan sites have pointed this out when they got an early copy of their catalog last December, seeing that LEGO consistently confirms the release of its next CMF in May surely builds up the hype.
Needless to say, there are a lot of things to look out for this 2019 and I’m excited to see what LEGO has in store for us in the next few months. Be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for all the latest sets that are available now. Comment down below your first-for-2020 LEGO set purchase this January. Which one tops your list?
Now that we’re closing the year in just a few days, LEGO fans in the UK will be glad to know that LEGO has an early treat for them. Ahead of their worldwide release on January 1st, several LEGO 2020 sets are now made available in LEGO Shop@Home in the UK right after Christmas.
These LEGO sets include most of LEGO’s home-grown themes such as LEGO Friends, City, Technic, and Hidden Side. For LEGO Star Wars fans out there, and especially those who are still swooning on the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga from The Rise of Skywalker, then you might be happy to know that you can now purchase and bring home some of the new tie-in sets right now if you are also based in the UK. As an additional incentive, the FREE LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) promotional is still up which you can have for a minimum single-receipt purchase of LEGO Star Wars sets worth £40 and above. Plus you also get another freebie in the form of the LEGO Creator Build Your Own Birds (30548) polybag for a minimum purchase of £35 worth of LEGO sets or merchandise.
If you already have a checklist of LEGO 2020 sets that you are planning to get after the holidays, and you’re in the UK as you’re reading this, then be kind enough to make the following purchases through the following affiliate links below. Happy building in 2020!
As we literally count the days before we say goodbye to 2019, LEGO has now given us a glimpse of things to come with their January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Those who are looking forward to the majority LEGO 2020 sets – ranging from the City, Technic, Ninjago and Creator themes just to name a few – that will launch at the turn of the year, you’ll be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in a good number of promos and freebies to watch out for. You may download a copy of the calendar right here as we breakdown each of these freebies.
Free LEGO Turquoise (853380) or Purple (853379) Keychain
Promo period: January 1 – 12, 2020
From January 1 to 12, every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO product or merchandise equivalent to $35 USD or more, will entitle you to a free LEGO Keychain either in Turquoise or Purple variants. It’s not really that much, but I like the vibrant colors of these 2×4 bricks and I wouldn’t mind having them as part of my usual gears and accessories.
Free LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Seasonal Set
Promo period: January 13 to 26, 2020
Following the tradition of seasonal Chinese New Year sets, LEGO now releases its 7th promotional set based on the Chinese zodiac. Last year we saw LEGO offering the Year of the Pig (40186) set, and for 2020 it is the adorable Metal Rat’s turn to have a LEGO set dedicated to it. Those who will opt to make their LEGO purchases from January 13 to 26 equivalent to $80 USD and above will get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set. These seasonal freebies are usually highly sought after so expect these to have a rather short period of availability.
Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624)
Promo period: December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020
Free Exclusive LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)
Promo period: January 24 to February 9, 2020
Fans of LEGO’s new spooky-fun theme will be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in another freebie following its Newbury Juice Bar (40336) exclusive promotional released earlier in September. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) will be added to your cart automatically for every LEGO purchase worth $45 USD and more made between January 24 to February 9, 2020. This has a lower qualifying purchase as compared to its predecessor. I really can’t figure much about the build based on this image, but I’m sure we’ll get better images soon.
Free Make-and-Take LEGO Creator Newsstand
Promo period: January 8, 2020
To celebrate the release of next year’s LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), LEGO Stores are offering a free make and take build in the form of the LEGO Creator Newsstand. I like the more compact design on this particular newsstand, which somewhat shows a marked improvement on what LEGO offered with the LEGO City Bus Station (60154) back in 2017. Similar to other in-store promos, this freebie will be exclusively available to those who will visit a local LEGO store to participate in this building event. Bear in mind that there are limited spaces available so be sure to sign-up in-store starting January 6. This activity is also intended for LEGO fans and participants ages 15 and above.
Free LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon Build
Promo period: January 23
LEGO celebrates 2020’s Chinese Lunar New Year with a free make-and-take build for younger LEGO fans. Visit your local LEGO brand store on January 23 to build a LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon to celebrate the festivities. Same as other in-store building events, this one also has limited space so registration is likewise required. Sign-ups will begin in-store starting January 6 and is intended for younger participants ages 6 to 14 years.
LEGO Star Wars Building Event – Choose Your Side
For the whole month of January, you may visit any of your local LEGO Store to build and try some of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and have it displayed together with your chosen squadron. It’s a great way to try some of these sets before you commit to purchasing them. And before you head out to your local LEGO Store, be sure to check out the upcoming 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets right here.