The March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Puts Vidiyo on Center Stage

The March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has now been uploaded, placing its latest LEGO Vidiyo theme under the spotlight. Other than the full reveal of this latest AR-powered theme which is slated to launch next month, the promotional calendar also features several exciting freebies that LEGO fans can expect from their next LEGO purchase.  Let’s take a look.

Free Exclusive LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450)

March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

This offer is valid from March 6 to 14, 2o21, or while supplies last. First discovered earlier this month, this limited-edition set celebrates the life and accomplishment of the legendary aviator Amelia Earhart when she flew over the Atlantic in 1932. This exclusive gift-with-purchase set features a red Lockheed Vega 5b on top of a brick-built display set bearing our heroine’s name. It also comes with our first-ever minifigure version of Earhart which will undoubtedly be a prized possession for minifig collectors. I’m not really sure what LEGO’s intention behind the release of this set since the timing of the release is a bit early if we want to recognize her iconic flight which happened in May of 1932. Nevertheless, it’s a great collectible set I wouldn’t mind added to my cart. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) will be automatically added to your cart for free once your single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $100 and above. This offer is available both in-store and online.

 

Free LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449)

March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

Just in time for this year’s Easter celebrations, the LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449) is the next promotional item to be available from March 15 to April 5, 2021. This set will be yours for free for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $60 and above. It features a carrot-themed house with plenty of interior details and a mini rabbit build. I can easily imagine the Carrot House to be a great complementary set for 2018’s Easter Bunny minifigure. Similar to other promos, the Easter Bunny’s Carrot House will be available both in-store and online.

 

Free LEGO Easter Chick (30579) Polybag

For a lower promotional price point, you can get a free LEGO Easter Chick polybag from March 15 to April 5, 2021, for every single-receipt LEGO purchase worth $40 and above. It’s a rather scaled-down, polybag version of 2020’s limited-edition exclusive LEGO Easter Egg (40371).

Other than these freebies, LEGO has heavily promoted the release of the LEGO Vidiyo sets that features a pretty interesting collection of minifigures coming from its BeatBoxes and Bandmates subtheme. As of date, we can expect six LEGO Vidiyo Beatboxes, and 12 additional Bandmates to be available come March 1st.

And finally, in case you missed it, the LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 (10295) has already been released to LEGO VIP members, and will also be available to the general public beginning March. Be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for more information on other upcoming sets.

LEGO BrickHeadz Pets Goldfish and Budgie Arriving in March

Two new LEGO BrickHeadz Pets are now added to the roster of our brick-built “home companions”.  LEGO Shop@Home has now been updated to include the LEGO BrickHeadz Pets Goldfish (40442) and Budgie (40443) sets, scheduled for release this March 1st.

First revealed towards the end of 2021, the LEGO BrickHeadz Pets comes as a sort of dual-pack set featuring two separate versions of our fish and feathered friends. Check out the following affiliate links below if you wish to add these sets to your LEGO wishlist. These new LEGO BrickHeadz Pets are expected to retail for $14.99 starting next month.

Goldfish (40442)

186 pieces | $14.99 

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Kids who love animals will adore this BrickHeadz™ Goldfish (40442) build-and-display set. The goldfish and fry both sit on iconic BrickHeadz stands and look as if they’re ready to blow bubbles underwater. The stands fit into a sturdy, blue base that includes coral and plants and comes with 2 stickers – 1 with bubbles, 1 with corals – for decorating the base. This buildable pet set is a perfect gift for all kids, BrickHeadz collectors, and pet lovers.

  • Collectible construction set featuring fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a goldfish and fry together in a water environment.
  • Makes a great gift for LEGO® fans, BrickHeadz™ collectors, and pet lovers aged 8 and up.
  • Standing over 3.5 in. (10 cm) high, this 186-piece model features coral and plants, plus 2 stickers – 1 with bubbles, 1 with corals – for decorating the base.

 

Budgie (40443)

261 pieces | $14.99

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Bird fans will flock to this BrickHeadz™ Budgie (40443) build-and-display set. The budgie and chick both sit on iconic BrickHeadz stands designed to look like wooden bird perches. The stands fit into a sturdy brown base that resembles the bottom of a birdcage and comes with 2 stickers – 1 with feathers, 1 with footprints – for decorating the base. This buildable pet set is a perfect gift for all kids, BrickHeadz collectors, and anyone who loves birds.

  • Collectible construction set featuring cute LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a budgie and chick together on brick-built stands that fit into a cage bottom-style base.
  • Makes a great gift for LEGO® fans, BrickHeadz™ collectors, and pet lovers aged 8 and up.
  • Standing over 3 in. (9 cm) high, this 261-piece model features brick-built, wood-effect stands, plus 2 stickers – 1 with feathers, 1 with footprints – for decorating the base.

LEGO Vidiyo Sets Officially Revealed – Slated to be Released in March

After spotting them in the wild a couple of days, LEGO has finally made it official and has now unveiled its first wave of LEGO Vidiyo sets. As per the LEGO Group’s press release, this announcement just came in time together with the upcoming debut of the very first official live-action version of the LEGO Vidiyo DJ Llama minifigure, aka L.L.A.M.A. (ok… that’s pretty creative).

This first series of LEGO Vidiyo sets puts the spotlight on the theme’s minifigure characters in the form of BeatBoxes and their pretty neat cases and variety of BeatBits accessories. As mentioned before, these special 2×2 scannable printed tiles overs a wide variety of audio-visual enhancements when used in conjunction with the LEGO Vidiyo app. Much the same way as how the previous Nexo Knights shield pieces work.

But I guess the highlight of this series for me is the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 1 (43101). I simply love how LEGO designed this bunch as they can easily pass as a new collectible minifigure (CMF) series. But since they are not arriving in the usual blind polybags but instead in mystery carton boxes, I really don’t know how you can get the character that you want just by holding their packaging. However, I’m looking forward to what LEGO has in store when they offer a complete set of these characters. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Additionally, each Bandmate comes with 3 BeatBits tiles, and if you’re looking to gather all these nicely printed tiles, then be aware that there are a total of 92 pieces to collect.

This first LEGO Vidiyo offering is expected to arrive in LEGO brand stores and online starting March 1. For more info on these upcoming sets, you may click on the following LEGO Shop@Home affiliate links below. Which one is your favorite LEGO Vidiyo character? Let us know in the comments below.

Candy Mermaid BeatBox (43102)

82 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Vidiyo

Punk Pirate BeatBox (43103)

73 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Vidiyo

Alien DJ BeatBox (43104)

73 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Vidiyo

Party Llama BeatBox (43105)

82 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Vidiyo

Unicorn DJ BeatBox (43106)

84 pieces | $19.99 

LEGO Vidiyo

 

Hiphop Robot BeatBox (43107)

73 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Vidiyo

Bandmates Series 1 Mystery Box (43101)

$4.99 | Each mystery box contains a random LEGO Vidiyo minifigure

LEGO Vidiyo Sets Spotted In the Wild

Last month, LEGO has launched its new augmented reality inspired theme in the form of LEGO Vidiyo sets. From what we learned so far from The LEGO Group’s official press release, this latest theme fuses LEGO’s top-notch AR-tech with music offered by Universal Music Group, allowing LEGO fans to create their own unique music using special LEGO BeatBits tiles and a proprietary app.

LEGO Vidiyo Sets
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.

This time around, thanks to LEGO-loving mom @marleylego, she managed to bag some of these sets and shared her discoveries over on Instagram. She spotted these LEGO Vidiyo sets placed on an early sale at a Meijer store considering that they are still expected to be released on March 1st.

Thanks to this early discovery, we can now confirm how three of these LEGO Vidiyo sets will be like. As I’ve mentioned before in my earlier report, it seems that LEGO intends this theme to consist of an entirely new collection of minifigure characters that can easily pass as a CMF series. Based on the media assets that LEGO has shared, and now confirmed by @marleylego, these LEGO Vidiyo sets will have their own unique roster of interesting minifig characters.

Candy Mermaid Beatbox (43102)
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.

 

Party Llama Beatbox (43105)
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.

 

Hip-hop Robot Beatbox (43107)
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.

Aside from its appealing aesthetics, there are also plenty of play features that go along with these LEGO Vidiyo Beatbox sets. The pretty cool LEGO Vidiyo minifigure characters also come with their own set of Beatbits printed tiles. These decorative 2×2 tiles somewhat function similarly to the scannable Nexo shield pieces that came with previous LEGO Nexo Knights sets, offering a ton of special audio-visual effects when used together with the LEGO Vidiyo app. Another thing worth noticing is that the LEGO Vidiyo Beatbox sets come with their own stage and minifigure case. I like what LEGO did here by adding a collectible case that doubles as a carrier designed as a headset.

LEGO Vidiyo Sets
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.
LEGO Vidiyo Sets
Image courtesy of @marleylego over on Instagram.

I hope to see more of these LEGO Vidiyo minifigure characters anytime soon as we approach its launch date on March 1st. I’ll give you updates once LEGO Shop@Home uploads more info. Special thanks also to Promobricks for the tip.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year With These LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival Sets

Though 2021  might saw most of our friends in Asia celebrating the Lunar New  Year indoors due to the current pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to share precious quality time with our loved ones. And one great way for LEGO fans to do so is to have some pile of LEGO bricks and come up with your most creative, Lunar New Year-inspired sets. And to jumpstart these building projects, here are some LEGO Chinese traditional festival sets that can inspire you to make your indoor Lunar New Year celebrations more brick-building fun.

In case you haven’t checked them yet, you may know more about these LEGO Chinese traditional festival sets via these Amazon affiliate links below. Two of these sets made their debut this year in the form of the Story Nian (80106) and Spring Lantern Festival (80107) sets, so it’s nice to see LEGO gradually building this subtheme.

Happy New Lunar Year everyone and keep on building!

Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101)

 

Dragon Dance (80102)

 

Dragon Boat Race (80103)

 

Lion Dance (80104)

 

Chinese New Year Temple Fair (80105)

 

Story of Nian (80106)

 

Spring Lantern Festival (80107)

 

LEGO Disney Raya and the Last Dragon Sets Officially Announced

LEGO and Disney now introduce their latest tie-in sets in time for the debut of the latter’s next animated film. These LEGO Disney Raya and the Last Dragon sets to celebrate the upcoming release of the film via Disney+ on March 5th. These sets let you travel to the fantasy world of Kumandra where humans and dragons have learned to co-exist in peace. However, things have changed and this time Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tan), must find the sole remaining dragon to stop the monsters named Druun from devastating their kingdom. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailer.

The movie in itself is promising, and the LEGO Disney Raya and the Last Dragon sets do not disappoint. From the get-go, you’ll notice from these official images that these sets are a sort of mix between LEGO Friends and now retired LEGO Elves.  If you recall, we already published a collection of images last month coming from this LEGO Disney subtheme. But these more recent images give us a closer look at the intricate details and new LEGO elements that are included in this trio. They’re not yet listed over at LEGO Shop@Home as of this posting, but we can expect them to be out there soon before their release date on March 1st. I’ll update this post once their respective LEGO affiliate links are already available.

Raya and the Heart Palace (43181)

610 pieces | $79.99 | Figures include: Raya, Namaari, Tuk Tuk and Serlot

LEGO Disney Raya and the Last Dragon

 

Raya and Sisu Dragon (43184)

216 pieces | $29.99 | Includes a Raya minidoll and a buildable Sisu Dragon figure | This set may also be attached to set 43181

LEGO Disney Raya and the Last Dragon

 

Boun’s Boat (43185)

247 pieces | $29.99 | Includes Uka, Pan, Dyan, Boun, and Sisu Human figures 

LEGO Disney Raya and the Last Dragon

LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 (10295) Coming This Month

LEGO has rolled out its latest 18+ set that joins the ranks of its brick-built classic sports car such as the LEGO Aston Martin DB5 (10262) and my personal favorite the LEGO Ford Mustang (10265).  This time around, LEGO has channeled the essence of the iconic German sports car and gave it a 2-in-1 twist in the form of the LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 (10295).

LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911

As per the LEGO Group’s official press release, the LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 is a 2-in-1 wonder that captures the hallmarks of this classic sports car, offering every builder a choice of creating the speedster Porsche 911 Turbo, or its more leisurely variant the Porsche 911 Targa. And like previous top-of-the-line LEGO Creator sets before it, the LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 (10295) features a ton of details that stays true to its real-life counterpart. Coming in at 1,458 pieces, this set will retail for $150 and is expected for an early VIP release starting February 16, and a general public release of March 1st.

Read on for its official product description and take a look at some of its fine details. You may also click on the following affiliate link below for more details and if you wish to add it to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 (10295)

1,458 pieces | $149.99 | Early VIP release on February 16, and a general public release on March 1st, 2021.

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LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911

LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911

LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911

LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911

Celebrate the unmistakable style of Porsche with this fantastic building challenge as you create your own classic, collectible car with the LEGO® Porsche 911 (10295) model kit. Choose to build either the Turbo model with its turbocharged engine or the Targa with its iconic Targa bar and a removable roof that stores under the hood.

Build your favorite Porsche 911
Both the Turbo and the Targa model cars feature authentic Porsche 911 details like the iconic front and rear bumpers, angled headlights, printed logo, and number plates. And the interior is just as impressive with working steering, gearshift, emergency brake, tilting seats, and a dark-orange-and-nougat color scheme.

A building project for you
The LEGO Porsche 911 is part of a collection of buildable model kits for adults. From classic collectible cars to detailed buildings, these LEGO sets are the perfect way to escape everyday life with an immersive building project.

  • Escape from the everyday with this thrilling building project. The LEGO® Porsche 911 (10295) model car building kit is the perfect set for adults looking for their next hands-on project.
  • Explore all the Porsche 911 features including the rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-six engine, working steering, gearshift, emergency brake, and tilting seats.
  • Which will you choose to build? The Turbo model with its turbocharged engine or the Targa with a removable roof that can be stored under the hood.
  • The Porsche 911 Turbo model car features a wide rear axle, an integrated spoiler, plus a turbocharged engine complete with an intercooler.
  • The Porsche 911 Targa model car includes a removable roof that fits in the hood plus the iconic Targa bar with rear glass behind the driver.
  • Designed especially for classic car fans and Porsche enthusiasts, this advanced building kit comes with coffee-table-style instructions with inspirational design details.
  • This Porsche 911 collectible car model measures over 4 in. (10 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35 cm) long, and 6 in. (16 cm) wide.

Check Out This Month’s Promotional Items With the February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

It’s a brand new month of exciting offerings from LEGO and we can now expect a new round of promotional items and freebies as detailed in the February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar. Read on for more details.

With the LEGO Ninjago Ninjago City Gardens (71741), taking the prime spot on this month’s promotional calendar, LEGO is throwing in some attractive offers to sweeten up your next LEGO purchase. LEGO brand stores across the US including LEGO Shop@Home, are all set to offer another promotional item that will prove to be quite popular among LEGO collectors. Additionally, the month of February will still have its share of some LEGO-inspired love now that LEGO offers another freebie to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Free Exclusive Seasonal LEGO Year of the Ox (40417)

Offer valid from February 1 to 14, 2021 for qualifying, single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $85 and above. 

February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

This next collectible set in LEGO’s Lunar Zodiac series now sees the mighty ox in its cute, brick-built version. Coming in at 167 pieces, the LEGO Year of the Ox set will be added to your bag once your LEGO purchases reach a single-receipt amount of $85 and more. This promo offer is valid from February 1 to 14 or while supplies last.

 

Free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box & Flower (30411)

Offer from February 1 to 14, 2021 for qualifying, single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $40 and above.

February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

This LEGO Friends polybag makes a great gift for those who love to decorate and some brick-building fun on their desks and study areas. Coming in at 75 pieces, the LEGO Friends Chocolate Box & Flower polybag will be yours for free for a lower qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $40 and above. Similarly, this promo offer is valid from February 1 to 14 or while supplies last.

 

Free LEGO Ninjago The Island Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539)

Offer valid from February 15 to 21 or while supplies last, for qualifying LEGO Ninjago purchases worth $40 and more.

February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

And if you’re looking forward to having the next wave of LEGO Ninjago sets, or even the mammoth-sized LEGO Ninjago Ninjago City Gardens (71741), then don’t forget to claim your free LEGO Ninjago The Island Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539). Offered from February 15 to 21 and while supplies last, this next free polybag will be automatically yours if your single-receipt LEGO Ninjago purchase will amount to $40 and above. A great way to celebrate LEGO Ninjago’s anniversary if you’ll ask me.

 

As we can expect, there are still no in-store activities promoted yet in the February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar as LEGO’s way of keeping us safe from the on-going pandemic. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of good things to look forward to this month at your LEGO brand store, so be sure to check. Just remember to observe our health safety protocols and we’re good to go. Keep on building!

ICYMI: LEGO Monkie Kid Monkie Kid’s Team Dronecopter (80023) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO Shop@Home has now listed its first LEGO Monkie Kid set for 2021. We first saw this set when it was revealed back in November 2020 during the 3rd China International Import Exhibition (CIIE). Initially, it was thought this set might be a sort of regional exclusive, despite LEGO’s repeated assurance that they are finally letting go of this very limiting business model.  And now we can confirm that the LEGO Monkie Kid Monkie Kid’s Team Dronecopter (80023), along with the rest of the still to be revealed LEGO Monkie Kid 2021 sets, will be arriving soon via LEGO’s online shopping portal.

The first to be revealed for its 2021 series, the LEGO Monkie Kid Monkie Kid’s Team Dronecopter (80023) comes in at 1,462 pieces and will retail for $150 when it arrives on March 1st. Check out the following product description of this set, along with its several official images. You may also add this set to your LEGO wishlist so you will not forget to add this to your cart once it is available in March.

LEGO Monkie Kid Monkie Kid’s Team Dronecopter (80023)

1462 pieces | $149.99

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Monkie Kid's Team Dronecopter

Monkie Kid's Team Dronecopter

Children can become heroes in their own epic stories and wow their friends with Monkie Kid’s Team Dronecopter. This LEGO® Monkie Kid™ helicopter toy (80023) features 2 spring-loaded shooters and 2 detachable ‘cargo containers’ with lots of homely features inside, including bunk beds and a buildable arcade machine. The playset includes 8 minifigures and 2 figures, including Monkie Kid, Mei, Sandy, Mo the cat, Spider Queen, Mr. Tang with a Journey to the West book element, and Red Son with a flyer, plus a spring-loaded ‘spider poison’ shooter for battle action.

Go digital
Find clear instructions in the box and digital Instructions PLUS in the free LEGO Building Instructions app, which lets youngsters zoom in on, rotate, and visualize the models as they build.

Build, play, and learn
Inspired by the classic Journey to the West novel and rooted in China’s culture, LEGO Monkie Kid sets make the best gifts for kids, helping them develop creativity, bravery, resilience, and optimism.

  • Children can join a team of heroes and battle the Spider Queen with the fabulously detailed Monkie Kid’s Team Dronecopter (80023), plus a buildable, spring-loaded ‘spider poison’ shooter.
  • Includes 8 minifigures: Monkie Kid, Mei, Mr. Tang, Huntsman, Syntax, Red Son, Spider Queen, and Fei, plus Sandy and Mo the cat toy figures, with weapons and accessories for creative role play.
  • This helicopter toy has 2 spring-loaded shooters and 2 detachable ‘cargo containers’ that are full of homely features, including a buildable arcade machine, bunk beds, and a guitar accessory element.
  • This premium-quality building kit also includes Red Son’s flyer and Mo’s cat-box-shaped flyer to boost the action play, plus a Journey to the West book element for Mr. Tang.
  • Offering an immersive building experience and limitless creative play potential, this 1,462-piece, LEGO® set makes the best birthday or holiday gift toy for trendsetting kids aged 10 and up.
  • The Dronecopter measures over 7.5 in. (19cm) high, 15.5 in. (39 cm) long, and 15.5 in. (39 cm) wide and will look impressive displayed in any child’s bedroom between playtime adventures.

New LEGO Adults Welcome Section Curates the Best Sets That LEGO Shop@Home Has To Offer

One of the key objectives of The LEGO Group during the past couple of years is to encourage interest among adults in welcoming the LEGO lifestyle. From the low-key introduction of the now discontinued LEGO Forma to the more intentional and market-driven introduction of the LEGO 18+ branding as a way of encouraging adults to pursue the LEGO hobby, LEGO’s online shopping portal now makes it easier for adult LEGO fans to find their set of choice via its LEGO Adults Welcome Section.

Located under the Interests tab, the LEGO Adults Welcome section features an extensive collection of LEGO 18+ sets that are curated by LEGO and features a range of sets coming from its diverse portfolio of current LEGO themes. This is ideal both for those who are just beginning in the LEGO hobby, and those that are long-time fans of a particular LEGO theme or subtheme.

From the get-go, the LEGO Adults Welcome Section provides an overview of what to expect from this selection coming from four broad themes: Entertainment, Vehicles, Art, Design & Music, and Travel & History. It also presents a brief description of what to expect from this section and some pretty neat trivia regarding LEGO’s adult fan base.

Clicking 0n the Products link will then show you 84 suggested sets that LEGO Shop@Home has to offer, representing a wide array of interests and themes regardless of if you’re already an experienced builder or a beginning LEGO collector. Huge sets such as the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum (10276), LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374), and LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176) occupy my top list of LEGO sets under this section. Clearly, this section is intended to feature LEGO’s largest (and most expensive) sets that LEGO hobbyists will be interested to put on display.

On a personal note, I appreciate what LEGO did here since they have eventually recognized that their sets are no longer just toys in themselves, but a worthwhile brick-building interest to pursue. I also find it convenient since I can immediately find those larger sets that I want to place under my LEGO wishlist for 2021.

So what do you think of this new LEGO Adults Welcome section over at LEGO Shop@Home? Do you find it convenient as well? Let me know what you think in the comments below.