LEGO is celebrating Christmas quite early this year with the re-release of its LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) gift-with-purchase set. If you recall, this exclusive GWP set made its debut in October last year and has turned out to be popular among LEGO fans as a seasonal holiday set. This time around, LEGO is bringing this back and we still have until today to get this limited-edition set.
The LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) promotional is running only for 3 days from July 12 to 14, and its a nice bonus if you’ve already made your LEGO purchases during these dates, or is just about to visit the LEGO store for that much-awaited set like the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). The Christmas Gift Box (40292) set is yours for free for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 USD and above. It comes in at 301 pieces and features two minifigures inside a buildable home with a fireplace, that doubles as a holiday present as well.
As of this posting, the Christmas Gift Box is still appearing at my shopping cart at LEGO Shop@Home. Bear in mind that this promotional is only up until today so better hurry if you want to bag this one.
It looks like some folks are just plain lucky. After spotting the upcoming LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) at a Belgian toy store, it looks like this set has found its way in US shores. LEGO fan and AFOLs of Facebook member Michael Bradford shared video footage that shows this set and other forthcoming sets on store shelves of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine, Texas.
As you can see from the images that he shared over social media, Michael bought the said set right off the shelf and has even posted his receipt as proof of purchase in case LEGO Men in Black cries foul for this early reveal. If you recall from my previous post, the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is expected to be officially released to the general public in August, with an early VIP release of sometime this month. Towards the end of Michael’s 12-second video, it can be noticed that the recently announcedLEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is also on display and for sale beside the Tree House, given the fact that this next LEGO Creator Expert set is still due for an early VIP release on July 17.
The LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is expected to retail for $199.99 USD and comes in at 3,036 pieces utilizing a handful of new LEGO leaf elements made from renewable botanical sources. This new set is the next LEGO Ideas set to be made available to LEGO fans following the release of the LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) and Steamboat Willie (21317), both of which are now available both in-store and online. Keep your radars open for LEGO’s official press release and images of the LEGO Ideas Tree House which will be out soon.
After the announcement of several significant changes in their system, LEGO Shop@Home is now revamped with an all-new and improved VIP Rewards Program. If you’re already a LEGO VIP member, then you’ll notice that the LEGO VIP Rewards Program has now much to offer via a dedicated Rewards Center page. This mini-site gives helps you keep track of your earned VIP points, plus access to all the perks of LEGO VIP membership. Aside from this, you can also earn points by completing simple tasks other than making direct purchases. You now also have the chance of choosing your special VIP rewards and have more control over how you can spend it on certain reward items.
VIP points can now also be earned by following LEGO via its social media platforms and completing simple surveys. However, the best way to increase your points is to take advantage of the double-VIP points promo that LEGO releases every now and then.
Additional perks are also made available via this new LEGO VIP Rewards Program wherein VIP members now get to choose how they spend their rewards. Access to certain exclusive rewards is also available for redemption depending on the available VIP points that the member has. For example, LEGO VIP members can now choose to either redeem certain exclusive items or use their points as vouchers for their next LEGO set purchase. As of now, these exclusive items include coloring pages, exclusive art prints, a couple of limited-edition sets, and redeemable tickets to LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers, including the famed LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.
Lastly, you also have the option of having a special, digital version of your LEGO VIP Card which you can use for purchases in-store and online like your current physical card. This digital LEGO VIP card can be downloaded via Apple Wallet and Google Pay apps and must be used in conjunction with the LEGO VIP Rewards Center.
The new LEGO VIP Rewards program is still in its initial stages so we can be sure that there are more perks and improvements to come. Be sure to set up your LEGO VIP account and check out the Rewards Center every now and then.
It looks like LEGO fans in China will get a lot of LEGO love this month. After yesterday’s reveal of the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269), it looks like this set will have a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build version that will be given away as a make and take promotional across Chinese LEGO stores.
Thanks to a tip from StoneWars, we learned that this make-and-take promotional build was announced via the Chinese social media platform WeChat. To make the deal more enticing, it was also revealed that only 3,000 copies of this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build will be released for those who will be getting its larger LEGO Creator Expert counterpart. LEGO fans who will purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) set will receive a coupon that will entitle them to participate for the make-and-take building event.
Additionally, LEGO fans in China will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Mike Psiaki – the LEGO Designer behind this awesome big bike rendition. In case you’re in the area and are planning to get this set together will all its perks, then be sure to drop by at any of these LEGO Stores in China during the following dates:
July 17: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai People’s Square
July 20: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai Disneytown
July 21: LEGO Brand Retail, Beijing Wangfujin
I have to say that this mini-build version is spot on, with its orange and white background and stand. Though I strongly feel that the Harley-Davidson logo is rendered as a sticker, it is still an excellent display model nonetheless. I just hope that this promo will find its way to other regional LEGO stores worldwide for everyone to enjoy.
LEGO’s official Facebook page has postedan event that will bring out the LEGO Astronaut in you. Dubbed as LEGO Astronaut Training, this series of in-store events will be held at the LEGO Store Leicester Square in London throughout the entire week from July 22 to 28. One of the event’s highlights is July 24’s Make and Take activity where participants will get to build a LEGO mini space shuttle and they will get to bring this home as well. Participants will also have an opportunity to be a part of creating a mystery LEGO mural which will be announced during the week.
There are no details yet regarding any pre-registration, so I suggest that you keep tabs about this event via LEGO’s Facebook page. More so if you will be at Leicester Square during these dates. Read on for more details about this event, and while you’re at it don’t forget to check out the latest LEGO City Space sets now available at shop.LEGO.com.
To become a LEGO Astronaut you must complete your training!
Join us in the LEGO Store Leicester Square and take part in our exciting activities that are out of this world! 🚀
Here is a snapshot of the challenges you will face in-store:
Monday & Tuesday: 22nd – 23rd July
👨🚀 Take part in Astronaut training challenges
Wednesday: 24th July
🛰️ Build a space shuttle and take it home for free
Thursday & Friday: 25th – 26th July
Contribute in building a MASSIVE mystery LEGO Mural!
📸 Don’t miss a picture in a LEGO space suit
Saturday & Sunday: 27th and 28th July
🌌 See the finished Space mosaic on display and take part in other space build challenges
* Get a unique stamp for your passport for every challenge you take part in
* Pass your astronaut training and you will receive a certificate of completion
* Don’t forget to check out the Exclusive LEGO Lunar Lander and the LEGO City Space sets
It looks like LEGO fans have another reason to be happy in addition to LEGO’s Double VIP points launching. If you’re in the UK and you plan to make those big LEGO purchases online at LEGO Shop@Home regional website, then be sure to check your virtual shopping bag because it’s most likely that LEGO is throwing in a couple of new LEGO polybag promotional items as well.
The LEGO Creator Pelican (30571) polybag is yours for free for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth £35 and more. This polybag comes in at 62 pieces and valued at $3.99 USD. It is a 3-in-1 set that allows you to also build two animal variants.
Build a cute Pelican 3-in-1 set with a large opening beak that’s perfect for catching tasty fish! Then rebuild it into a bouncing bunny with posable ears or a busy bird with flappy wings.
The next polybag up for grabs is the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Crawler (30451). Coming in at 38 pieces, this polybag comes with a generic Spider-Man minifigure aboard a brick-built mechanical spider. This polybag promo comes free for a minimum purchase of LEGO Marvel Superheroes merchandise or sets worth £35 and more.
Your little superhero can climb to the rescue with Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler, with posable legs and a spinning function. This LEGO® Marvel set includes a Spider-Man minifigure.
As of this posting, it seems that that the gift with purchase LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) is still available. However, bear in mind that this promo might as well be over soon but if you see this appear in your shopping cart, then there is a good chance that you might still get one of this.
The UK LEGO Shop@Home portal lists both these new LEGO polybag promotional items as available from July 1 to 14 or until supplies last. Bundle this with LEGO’s ongoing Double VIP points promo then this is one great offer that’s hard to resist.
The LEGO double VIP points promo is the best time to get more value out of those big LEGO sets that you’re planning to buy. And with LEGO’s announcement of a better, more exciting LEGO VIP rewards system, then now is the best time to earn and stock up on those points.
LEGO is pushing through with its plans of going entirely digital now that the July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has been released online. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s in store for LEGO fans next month.
July 1-31: Weekly Building Challenges
Starting every Monday of July, your local LEGO store will feature space-themed building challenges where participants may have their brick creations put on display. I’m not quite sure if registration is required but I guess the calendar implies that walk-ins are also accepted.
July 12-14: It’s Christmas in July!
This is quite interesting since this promo is available only on weekends, and the calendar did not exactly specify what could be the exclusive offer. However, since this portion of this advert mentions that the offer is valid until supplies last, I am assuming that the set to be given away is the limited edition 2018 holiday gift-with-purchase set, Christmas Gift Box (40292). This is a gorgeous set filled with hidden surprises, so if you missed out on this one, be sure to drop by your local LEGO Store during this 3-day promo event.
July 10-17: Monthly Mini Build – Fun Frog (40326)
To reserve a spot, visit your local LEGO® Store starting July 5. This requires getting a bit of being used to since LEGO has dropped the online registration mechanics in favor of an in-store one. What also seems to be puzzling is that the Mini Builds page of LEGO Shop@Home specifically states that the MMB program has been discontinued since April of this year, with only the building instructions published on their page. Personally, I like the idea of having Monthly Mini Builds since a lot of kids (and adults as well) get to bring home free LEGO. We just have to wait and see where these changes will lead us.
July 18-21: Free LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) Polybag
For the entire third week of July, LEGO Stores will be running a promotional that fans will find enticing. The LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) polybag can be yours for free for a minimum single receipt purchase of LEGO products worth $40 USD and above, or while supplies last.
Thanks to LEGO’s international catalog for the 2nd half of this year released online a few days ago, we had a glimpse of the three, new LEGO Minecraft sets slated to be released for August. Now thanks to Promobricks, we now have a closer look at these LEGO Minecraft summer 2019 official set images.
Read on for more details and visit LEGO Shop@Home for more updates about these sets. These LEGO Minecraft summer 2019 sets are not listed yet on LEGO’s online shopping portal, but we can assume that their database will include them very soon.
The Wool Farm (21153)
19.99 Euros; 260 pieces; minifigures include Steve, Red Dyed Sheep, Yellow Dyed Sheep, and Baby Sheep
The Blazing Bridge (21154)
39.99 Euros; 372 pieces; minifigures include Alex, Wither Skeleton and 2x Blaze
The Creeper Mine (21155)
79.99 Euros; 834 pieces; minifigures include Alex, Blacksmith, Cow, Bat, Husk, and Creeper
To celebrate the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) a few weeks ago, LEGO also threw in a sweet Make and Take Event at it’s Flatiron (NY) and Leicester (London) LEGO Stores. Needless to say, the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers was a hit to LEGO and Netflix fans where in-store patrons get to build this iconic fort in the woods and bring them home at the same. Eventually, building instructions were released online showing how to recreate this 48-piece set less the two exclusive stickers of course. Of course, if we will have our way, it will be nice to have this Make and Take promotional be available across all LEGO brand stores in the country. And thanks to a report by The Brick Fan, it might be the case
It was rumored that after the initial debut of both the Upside Down (75810) and the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers, the latter will eventually be introduced as the next Make and Take promotional across LEGO Stores in the US. LEGO Stores are somehow mum about this, but according to The Brick Fan, registration for this event may actually start tomorrow, June 10. That’s good news especially if you’re a devoted LEGO collector. I know this set is relatively easy to make with all its parts readily available in your modest LEGO collection. However, if you’re a LEGO completionist and wishes to have the exclusive Castle Byers stickers that go with it, then be sure to check out with your local LEGO store to confirm this Make and Take promotional.
The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $199.99 USD. Coming in at 2,287 pieces with eight (8) instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon.