The announcement of the LEGO Monkie Kid theme has been welcomed positively by LEGO fans, and it appears that there will be an additional polybag set to look forward to. A LEGO Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341) polybag has been introduced, and I guess its just a matter of time before it lands in US LEGO Stores.
A report from the Brickfinder suggests that a polybag will accompany the new LEGO Monkie Kid theme, similar to other LEGO themes or product series. The said polybag was first spotted during the LEGO Monkie Kid’s Shanghai launch event last May 15 and was subsequently made available at the LEGO brand store in Shanghai for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products and merchandise worth RMB369 (roughly $50 and above). Other than the LEGO Monkie Kid’ Delivery Bike (30341) polybag, there were also other exclusive promotional freebies that were given away at the said LEGO Store such as a LEGO Monkie Kid commemorative brick and a LEGO Monkie Kid Storage Head.
The LEGO Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341) features an alternate version of Monkie Kid wearing his kitchen garb, similar to what you can find in sets such as Pigsy’s Food Truck (80009) and Red Son’s Inferno Truck (80011). The delivery bike itself is a great addition to the overall theme, with its clever, brick-built bamboo steamer attached at the back. The polybag also seems to include a unique printed 1×2 plate, though I really can’t place my finger on what it is looking at the image.
As of to date, this polybag is yet to be seen in LEGO Shop@Home in the US, but my bet is that it might be included as a promotional freebie anytime soon or once the LEGO Store June Calendar is published.
The LEGO Monkie Kid sets are now available, and if you wish to take a closer look at these, you can find a good number of crystal clear images right here. Thanks again to the Brickfinder for the heads up.
Due to an overwhelming response from the LEGO fandom, the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course is now sold out at LEGO Shop@Home. However, if you wish to be one of the first to have their try on this first LEGO Super Mario set, then you may be glad to know that Zavvi has this set currently on sale over at their site. The caveat though is that it seems that both GWPs, set 40414 and the polybag 30385, are different freebies that LEGO opted to offer depending on where you will make your purchase of the Starter Course. The better deal, of course, is what LEGO Shop@Home offers. And since the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course is now sold out from LEGO’s official online shopping portal, those who missed out on that window of opportunity last week when LEGO launched its pre-order, have to settle for what 3rd party retailers have to offer.
Brickfinder also noted the same with LEGO Certified Stores in Singapore when the Super Mushroom Surprise (30385) polybag was advertised as its promotional freebie for the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course. Now I completely understand that it’s just a marketing decision for LEGO to offer a better promotional deal over at their turf, but from a LEGO fan’s perspective, especially if I missed that opportunity and has to settle only for a less attractive deal, then it really sucks. Just to be clear, I’m not against the idea of a polybag promo – LEGO in fact released polybags that even contained exclusive minifigs such as, for example, the LEGO Batman Classic TV Series – Mr. Freeze (30603) polybag from 2016. But again from a fan’s perspective, having two different freebies for one particular set offering, depending on where you will purchase it, sounds a bit odd and disadvantageous for a customer.
There’s no word on when the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course with its free Monty Mole & Super Mushroom (40414) set will be available again at LEGO Shop@Home. But for now, if you want to be assured of your LEGO Super Mario Starter Course when it is released in August, then you may want to check with Zavvi with its free LEGO Super Mario Super Mushroom Surprise (30385), for that matter.
Allow me to begin by saying that next month’s LEGO Brand Store Calendar is noticeably underwhelming – and for a very good reason. Considering the global pandemic caused by the notorious COVID-19, all LEGO brand stores are effectively closed until the first half of April. However, that does not deter LEGO from making our Spring Break a bit more fun, even at home. You may still want to check out the April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and what freebies are in store together with your next LEGO purchase. You may download a PDF copy, or view the gallery below.
As you may notice, the April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar is pretty much bare, with LEGO only giving emphasis on the freebies that it will offer via LEGO Shop@Home. In fact, two of these have been offered already since last week, with one promotional item to expect during the first half of April. I am still optimistic though that the LEGO store closures that we are experiencing will not last long beyond April, and I hope that normal store operations, and our lives in general, will soon be back on track.
At the most, we can be excited about the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) which will be most likely released via LEGO’s online shopping portal. Anyways, here are some of the LEGO freebies in store for us next month via LEGO Shop@Home or LEGO catalog phone orders.
Free Exclusive LEGO Easter Egg (40371)
For single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $50 or more from March 23 to April 13 will entitle you to a free LEGO Easter Egg (40371). This gift-with-purchase set comes in at 239 pieces and features a chick mini build inside a decorative brick-built egg casing.
Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)
Similar to the LEGO Easter Egg, the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) will also be offered during the same time period of March 23-April 13 but on a lower qualifying purchase. For every single-receipt LEGO purchase (online or via phone) worth $30 and more will allow you to bring home this hopping mini build as well. It somehow comes close to what LEGO stores offer with their Monthly Mini Builds (MMB).
Free LEGO Trolls Poppy’s Carriage (30555)
This final freebie for the month of April features a polybag promotional for the LEGO Trolls World Tour theme. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Trolls set worth $35 and above will qualify you for a free LEGO Trolls Poppy’s Carriage (30555) polybag. Though the LEGO Trolls sets have been out since January, it is still nice that LEGO managed to throw in an incentive for LEGO fans who will opt to buy these new sets. Though some parts of the world manage to show the movie, the US is yet to schedule a film release tentatively slated for April 10.
As I mentioned earlier, all LEGO brand stores are closed until April 12 which practically suspends all in-store activities such as Make and Take events, minifigure swaps, and other socially engaging activities. Its a drag really, but it’s for the best of all in the long run.
The month of February is just around the corner, and LEGO Stores are gearing up for its next wave of promotions that will level up our LEGO shopping experience. The February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar puts the spotlight on the next LEGO Ideas set that most of you are probably excited for. Read on for the neat promotions and incentives that are up for grabs next month at your local LEGO Store.
Free Exclusive Space Patch for LEGO VIPs
Promo period: February 1 – 9, 2020
LEGO VIPs who are eyeing to get the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be happy to know that LEGO is throwing in a limited-edition Space Patch for every purchase of the said set. If you remember back in May last year that LEGO also offered a similar promo as an incentive to those who bought the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). I’m not really into collecting patches but if I will have my way, I will still prefer to have a free and exclusive LEGO set to go along with my new LEGO Ideas ISS. This latest Space Patch will be available from February 1 to 9 both online and in-store or until supplies last.
Free LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)
Promo period: January 24 – February 9, 2020
If you’re planning to get the LEGO Ideas ISS, then be sure to check this next freebie in your cart. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) promo has gone live already starting last Friday and you can still get this one until February 9. Qualifying purchases of any LEGO products worth $45 and more will entitle you to this set, or while supplies last.
Free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411)
Promo period: February 7 – February 14, 2020
Here’s another brick treat just in time for Valentine’s Day. From February 7 to 14, any single-receipt purchase of $35 and more will allow you to bring home a free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411) polybag. At 75 pieces, it’s a nice desk accessory to celebrate Happy Hearts Day. If you time your LEGO purchases with the intention of getting the LEGO Ideas ISS and its exclusive VIP patch at the same time (granted that supplies are steady), then the best time to get it will be from February 7-8. Making your purchases during these dates is a sure way to bag all these freebies.
You may want to hurry and register for this one. Specifically for AFOLs only, this Valentine’s Bear Build and Take event is happening on February 11 at the local LEGO Store near you. Build an adorable mini Teddy Bear with a customizable heart for someone special just before Valentine’s Day. This event is intended for participants 18 years old and above, and pre-registration is required starting February 4.
Build, Unbuild and Rebuild
February 20, 2020
Visit your local LEGO Store between 4–7PM of February 20 to learn how to Build, Unbuild and Rebuild with any LEGO set. With a Brick Specialist leading the way, the possibilities on what children can create are just limitless. All participants will receive a small gift for participating. Pre-registration is required and will start on February 4 in stores
only. This event is intended for ages kids 6–14.
The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be joined by the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) on their launch day on February 1 (for non-LEGO VIPs). And with all the promos and in-store events lined-up in the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, I’m certain that fans will not leave any LEGO Store empty-handed.
LEGO keeps the roster of reveals rolling with these latest polybag sets to watch out for next year. Following the announcement of its first wave of 2020 sets including those from the LEGO Creator, City, Ninjago and Architecture themes just to name a few, Brickset has now shared a handful of thumbnail images from LEGO featuring their 2020 LEGO polybags.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of these LEGO polybags and some of these are surely worthwhile to keep. Though we only have some visibly downgraded thumbnail images to look at, we can still make sense of what to expect from them. I’m particularly looking forward to those LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO (30342), LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (30386), and LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain Marvel and Nick Fury (30453) polybags just to name a few. As for most LEGO fans and collectors, these polybags offer a practical, cost-effective way of getting those minifigs that you really like. Plus some of them come with pretty impressive micro-builds of their larger counterparts so its nice to throw them into your collection as well.
Check out this collection of 2020 LEGO polybags and let me know what you’ll be your first-day buy among them. Special thanks to Promobricks for providing additional info. I’ll be updating this post once better, clearer images of these polybags are available.
LEGO Duplo My First Giraffe (30329)
5 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Duplo Birthday Cake (30330)
8 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO (30342)
70 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO City Police Car (30366)
37 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO City Police Helicopter (30367)
39 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO City Fire Rescue Water Scooter (30368)
33 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO City Beach Buggy (30369)
45 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (30386)
72 pieces | ??? Euros
LEGO Minecraft The Skeleton Defense (30394)
31 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Friends Chocolate Box & Flower (30411)
75 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Friends Park Picnic (30412)
44 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain Marvel and Nick Fury (30453)
32 pieces | ??? Euros
LEGO Hidden Side Chef Enzo’s Haunted Hotdogs (30463)
63 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Hidden Side El Fuego’s Stunt Cannon (30464)
46 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Ninjago Combo Charger (30536)
46 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Ninjago Merchant Avatar Jay (30537)
47 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Creator Build Your Own Birds – Make it Yours (30548)
26 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Creator Build Your Own Vehicles – Make it Yours (30549)
59 pieces | 3.99 Euros
LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella Mini Castle (30554)
For those of you who missed out on this year’s first wave of LEGO Star Wars polybags, then this might be the best time to get all three of them. Amazon currently lists three LEGO Star Wars Creativity Sets that include three of these LEGO Star Wars polybags plus some nice LEGO stationaries that are worth keeping.
These Creativity Sets include the LEGO Star Wars Naboo Starfighter (30383), Podracer (30461) and TIE Fighter (30381) polybags. Each of these sets is bundled together with a premium, 198-page notebook with a 4×4 plate, and a black gel pen accentuated with 2, 1×4 plates that can be connected on to the notebook or stylized with any minifigure or LEGO piece of your fancy.
Each of these LEGO Star Wars Creativity Sets retails for $24.99 USD and is currently available via Amazon. It’s a great holiday gift for anyone, plus the fact that it comes with these early 2019 LEGO Star Wars polybags is a plus if you’re the completionist type for these microscaled sets. If you recall, the Naboo Starfighter (30383) is a sort of shoutout to one of the earliest LEGO Star Wars sets released in the late 90s. The Podracer (30461) is one of the 20th-anniversary LEGO Star Wars sets that were released to commemorate the release of the early LEGO Star Wars sets. The TIE Fighter (30381) on the other hand, was released in connection with 2018’s May the 4th celebrations.
If you wish to grab these polybags while wanting to have these authentic LEGO stationaries, then be sure to check the details through these Amazon affiliate links.
LEGO has already released its November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar giving us an overview of the promos and events that will happen this month. The calendar highlights the shop by interest feature of LEGO Shop@Home, which is a helpful kind of filter especially for those new in LEGO. Same as before, let’s take a closer look at some of the things that we can expect from our local LEGO store this month.
Free LEGO Creator Reindeer (40434) With Purchases Over $35 USD
This free polybag is basically a rehash of 2016’s seasonal freebie which is the Reindeer (30474), so if you missed out on this one now is a great time to get it. This free LEGO Creator Reindeer (40434) will automatically appear in your shopping cart from November 4 to 17 once your LEGO purchases reach $35 and above.
Free Exclusive LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) With Purchases Over $120 USD
Last September, it was revealed that this holiday season’s gift-with-purchase (GWP) set will be in the form of the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338). It is now finally confirmed that this GWP set will be an incentive for those who will be making their LEGO purchases during this year’s Black Friday sales from November 29 to December 2. Expect this 392-piece set to be added to your cart during these dates when your LEGO purchases reach $120 and more.
#BuildtoGive Holiday Campaign
LEGO is bringing back its charitable campaign from last year, in the form of #BUILDTOGIVE. The idea is basically straightforward: the LEGO Group will donate one LEGO set to charity for every #BuildtoGive ornament that is built either at home with LEGO bricks and shared via social media with #BuildtoGive, or in a participating store. The LEGO Group aims to donate a total of one million LEGO sets (estimated at $10,000,000 USD) to children in need around the world. It’s a great way to share our love and passion for the LEGO brick this holiday season.
Pick & Build Wall Holiday Gifts
From November 11 until Christmas Eve, the LEGO Store’s Pick & Build Wall will feature holiday-themed builds that you can purchase as a gift or as fun, stocking stuffers for the little kiddos. Be aware though that this unique building experience may only be limited to select LEGO Stores so be sure to ask your LEGO Brick Specialists for details.
2019 Black Friday Sales
Be sure to check with your local LEGO Store or at LEGO Shop@Home for this year’s LEGO Black Friday deals. We don’t have info yet on which sets will have the Black Friday tag so be sure to check with us for more updates.
LEGO Stores Opening This Fall
LEGO fans will be pleased to know that LEGO is opening or has already opened additional LEGO Stores across the US. If you’re living near these areas, then be sure to check the following LEGO brand stores.
Last month, I reported on another gift-with-purchase set that will accompany your next LEGO Star Wars purchase. So if you’re eyeing to buy that massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (tongue in cheek), or any particular Star Wars set of your fancy, then you might want to hold on to your horses for a bit. As of this posting, details about the availability of the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) is still scant – in fact, it was not even mentioned in this month’s LEGO Store Calendar. For all we know, this next LEGO freebie may be part of LEGO’s Triple Force Friday’s promotional in October, or we could see it released earlier – its all speculations at this point.
However, what we are certain about is that you can start building your own Mini Droid Commander with this set of instructions now available for download from LEGO’s Customer Service portal. LEGO was kind enough to upload the PDF file of this mini collectible’s building instructions ahead of the polybag’s release. Click on the images below or you may alternatively download it right here.
As you can see, the Mini Droid Commander has approximately 60 pieces, including the exclusive 2×8 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars commemorative plate. Apart from this, the rest of the pieces does not seem to be too hard to find. You may also replace the buzzsaw minifigure accessory if you do not have that yet in your inventory of LEGO parts.
Be sure to be on the lookout for the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) polybag in your local LEGO store. Just give us a heads-up if in case you spot this on your radar. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.
The holiday shopping spree is almost about to begin and LEGO is certainly stocking up on those Christmas-inspired sets whatever form possible. After the introduction of this year’s first LEGO Toy Soldier Ornament (853907), we now have another set entry that will add some holiday fun to that next LEGO building project that you might be working on. In addition to LEGO’s relatively new line of polybag accessories, the LEGO Xtra Christmas Accessories (40368) is exactly what it is: a collection of yuletide LEGO elements and pieces that are worth to keep.
Coming in at 32 pieces, the LEGO Xtra Christmas Accessories (40368) is expected to retail for $3.99 USD and will be available sometime next month. The main selling point of this polybag will undoubtedly be the Husky figure and also perhaps the pair of gold pearl fences.
The LEGO Xtra polybags is a great way to stock up on those LEGO pieces that may come in handy. The line-up also features Sea, Botanical, and Streetlights pieces, and even stickers and playmats. To know more about these polybags, just click on the following links below.
From the looks of things, there is another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set slated to be released next month to add to your LEGO Star Wars collections. If you recall earlier in April, we saw this year’s first LEGO Star Wars GWP in the form of the mini Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary (40333) promotional set. The set features the exclusive 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars promotional tile piece, plus a nice micro-scaled build of an AT-AT and a pair of Snowspeeders. As it seems, another LEGO Star Wars GWP is on its way to LEGO Stores according to a report from Stonewars. The source of the info came from an Instagram post of what seems to be a snapshot from a LEGO Store promotional flyer highlighting the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander.
The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander can easily pass for a polybag promo coming in at approximately 40+ pieces. It features an R2-D2 minifigure, plus microbuilds of a Gonk and Mouse Droid figures atop of a brick-built platform. Similar to the Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary set, the Mini Droid Commander also sports the exclusive commemorative tile which truly makes this microbuild standout. It’s a great display set especially if you happen to purchase its larger counterpart the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253). Here’s a rendering of the Mini Droid Commander using Stud.io courtesy once again of Stonewars.
Since the month of September is just around the corner, we can expect more info to trickle down the pipes on when and how we can avail of this promotional. It’s not a longshot to consider that perhaps we can expect this to be officially revealed via the LEGO Store Calendar for September. Be sure to keep tabs with us for more updates, and for the latest LEGO Star Wars sets available out there, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com.