For LEGO builders whose interests lie less with Star Wars and more with Marvel, the recent reveal of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105) was one of the greatest treats of the year. After all, it’s got the complexity of a Japanese mecha-model kit going for it.
As if that weren’t enough though, LEGO and Marvel are cooking up even bigger tie-in treats in anticipation for the April premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. Only for this coming weekend, March 3-4, any LEGO Marvel Super Heroes online purchases for $25 and above will entitle you to a free, exclusive art print from Marvel Comics illustrator, Ron Lim.
Look at that piece, an action illustration of the Iron Man Hulkbuster armor as seen from Avengers: Age of Ultron, rendered in full vibrant colors. But if you think that’s already awesome, the wait until you see this next offer exclusive for LEGO VIP members.
VIPs purchasing the Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105) can rejoice as they receive along with that set, a limited-edition uncolored version (5005574) of the Hulkbuster art piece as seen above. The black-and-white version better emphasizes the stark (hah!) lines drawn by Marvel artist Ron Lim (and inking by Wayne Faucher). It’s a real treat for comic-book fans.
LEGO’s third weekend offer is a free LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians’ Ship (30525) polybag, depicting the spaceship of the Guardians of the Galaxy. This comes with a minimum LEGO Marvel purchase of $75. LEGO VIP members buying the Hulkbuster (76105) this weekend can get all three freebies at once.
Remember, this is a weekend thing only, so go to Shop@Home from March 3-4 to avail of what you can. The offer’s also good at LEGO brand stores, but there’re apparently only limited stocks of the Hulkbuster (76105) and the bonus Marvel art prints unless you come early. Good hunting!
LEGO Friends, the girls-centric LEGO line based on the life adventures of a cute circle of girl-friends, is on quite a roll this year. One need only look at the series of character minifigure Pods they’ve slated for release in March to see how much of the Friends theme has been pushed lately.
Among other LEGO Friends products that have recently been released, there was a limited-edition polybag made available such as the Friendship Flower (30404). It was available only on Shop@Home, and was taken down shortly after the 14th. But for collectors who may have missed it, you might be getting a second chance.
It would seem that the LEGO Friends Friendship Flower (30404) will soon become available at Toys ‘R’ Us stores in the US. This was discovered unexpectedly by Allen Tran of The Brick Fan, after he caught sight of a box package of the polybags mistakenly shipped to the store he was working at.
The Friendship Flower (30404) is a small yet fairly intermediate-level build of a brick sunflower-like blossom in a slim purple pot with a heart logo. The petals are the most assembly intensive component, with petal pieces interlocking with stalks around a central stamen. It makes for a good tabletop décor.
No official word has yet come regarding when it will be available on Toys ‘R’ Us, but The Brick Fan lists its item number at the store as 564017, and priced at $3.99 per polybag. The set was revealed as early as last November.
Since the official unveiling of all six, incredibly exciting LEGO Marvel Superheroes Infinity War sets last week, it looks like LEGO is throwing a bonus set in the form of a polybag. Brickset’s database has been updated to include what looks like an actual image, found in the wild, of the polybag version of the newer Milano(?) as it is to be seen in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War film. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Guardians’ Ship (30525) polybag is a scaled-down version of the larger orange and gray ship as seen in the Thanos Ultimate Battle (76107) set.
This polybag comes in at 69 pieces and is expected to arrive at Target stores on March 1. There is no mention of any price as of the moment, other than an eBay listing that sells them at $10. It is interesting to note that though it seems that this is the second polybag version of the iconic Milano, I couldn’t help but wonder why LEGO opted to call it as the Guardians’ Ship rather than referring to it directly by its name. In fact, our first polybag version of the Guardians’ preferred spacecraft is simply named as the Milano (30449) – coming in at 64 pieces. It makes me wonder: will the original Milano, as we last saw it from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, will be utterly replaced in Infinity War? Does it mean that the Milano will be meeting an untimely demise through the course of the film? Well, these are just my speculations, and all of these will be answered in due time when Avengers: Infinity Wars arrive in theaters on May 4.
From Target, to Toys ‘R’ Us and many more, we’ve often taken note of and posted updates whenever a major retail chain holds an event or rolls out any promotion involving LEGO. Today we’re looking at the UK where their second-largest supermarket chain is offering LEGO polybags at bargain prices.
Polybags are about as affordable as you could get with LEGO products, but Sainsbury’s is taking it a step further by having some of their stores knock prices for the smallest packs all the way down to 90 pence. UK LEGO collectors couldn’t have a better time hunting for bargains.
It should be clarified, however, that the bargain-price LEGO polybags are only to be found in the Sainsbury’s supermarket stores, not the smaller convenience branches that have a different pricing. The 90p polybags can be identified by them being on clip strips hanging from shelf edges, not displayed on shelf-top.
Needless, to say, the bargain polybags are simple those LEGO items that are almost out of stock with Sainsbury’s, and the available sets will depend on where the branch is located in the UK. Early shoppers report that the 90p polybags are mostly either LEGO Creator or LEGO City sets.
It can be so amazing to find small yet detailed LEGO brick-build models and sets that come not out of a box, but a polybag. One such set is part of a new wave of polybag releases that are arriving in the US after an earlier Shop@Home appearance in Europe.
The LEGO City Hot Dog Stand (30356) is a sweet and nostalgic build that’s now starting to become available at the LEGO section of Target stores. They’re bound to pop up in shelves now just as Target is transitioning its Valentine’s display towards Easter instead, and a must have for City builders.
Comprised of a hotdog cart, a vendor minifigure and a trash can prop, the City Hot Dog Stand (30356) is an example in making standout details in a little model. The cart has moving wheels, a yellow umbrella shade, decals, spigots for catsup and mustard, and a hotdog bun holder.
Its accompanying vendor minifigure comes with a “wrench” accessory repurposed as a hotdog tong. Even if you’re not going to be using the hotdog cart model, builders might do well to get the 30356 polybag from Target anyway. Two of the cart’s wheels are large models with clear-plastic spokes which are rare in terms of LEGO building elements. That’s one new pair for future building possibilities.
The 60 Years of the LEGO Brick milestone anniversary is as good as on for the entirety of 2018, with a number of commemorative sets being released. You need only look at the quick selling out of Walmart’s classic sets to know how popular they are.
Not all LEGO 60th anniversary products are in boxes, however. There are some that come in polybags. If you recall, we reported some time in December that among the polybags to be released in 2018, one in particular will be released to mark the LEGO brick’s 60th anniversary. If you are a LEGO completionist and wish to collect of all of LEGO’s commemorative anniversary sets and not just the larger ones, then you will definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on the LEGO Robot and Vehicle Free Builds (30499) polybag. Frankly, there’s nothing fancy in particular about this polybag coming in at 56 random LEGO pieces. Like the larger sets within its anniversary theme, the simple offering of this polybag encourages builders to think creatively and come up with their own creations.
If you wish to grab hold of this collectible, then you’ll be glad to know that the LEGO Robot and Vehicle Free Builds (30499) polybag can now be found in Walmart branches, as well as stores in LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. Like I said just now, this polybag is more a random jumble of building elements, although the polybag also comes with instructions to construct a basic, miniaturized robot and vehicle builds.
This 56-piece LEGO polybag is a great basic build for starter LEGO fans, perfect for imagination-fueled construction due to its simplicity. It’s an awesome and affordable way to get newbies into LEGO on the year of its 60th brick anniversary celebration.
The LEGO Creator line has a great deal more in its collection other than those monumentally big and busy buildings they feature like the Downtown Diner (10260). They also come in smaller packages like polybags, and one in particular is the LEGO Creator Cute Pug (30542), which will certainly be of interest to any LEGO polybag collector.
While primarily built as a tan pug with a wagging tongue (and a fire hydrant to “do business” with), it is a 3-in-1 set where builders can also alternatively build either a cuddly koala or a bird of some sorts.
While available online at places like eBay, the Cute Pug (30542) is now also available in almost all Target stores, but you may find it rather odd that it is placed not together with the rest of the LEGO sets, but in the store’s Valentine section in preparation for February. It’s a sure bet that one can find the LEGO Creator Cute Pug (30542) among the products on display there. Just look for the cardboard boxes where they’re stored. The polybag currently retails for $3.99 each.
LEGO as a brand has long since transcended their original toy products to become a prominent presence on a multimedia scale. Aside from the animated TV series, the direct-video movies and the cinematic blockbusters, LEGO has a good run in the print media as well.
One particularly popular IP partnered with LEGO is Star Wars. As such, the LEGO Star Wars line of products has the honor of having their very own dedicated monthly mini-magazine. Aimed primarily for kids but still accessible for older children, the LEGO Star Wars Mag is coming out with its 31st issue in the UK.
And what a treat it’ll be for little British readers picking up a copy of LEGO Star Wars UK #31 this month. It comes with an included limited-edition LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren Shuttle, probably a repackaged set 30380, covered earlier, its polybag attached to the front cover.
Whether intentional or not, the accompanying Ren Shuttle mini-set is small enough to still show part of the cover photo, showing a LEGO Kylo Ren minifigure in all his angry glory with his wicked red cross-bladed lightsaber ignited. The LEGO Star Wars issue 31 also includes two pullout posters within its pages.
While the children’s LEGO magazine is still out now in the UK, its following issue, number 32, will hit the shelves and racks on February 7. A preview photo reveals that February’s freebie will be an Imperial Shuttle Pilot minifigure, a welcome addition to any expanding LEGO Star Wars collection.
We at The Brick Show might appear to be repeating ourselves when it comes to LEGO news because LEGO information often comes in little updates. Note that so many of the polybag sets and minifigures we’ve brought up in days past have been revealed as early as November last year.
And here now comes news regarding one of those long-previewed LEGO polybags finally being found available in stores this 2018. The set in question is the LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren Command Shuttle (30380), a micro-scale model of the dread First Order enforcer’s transport as seen in The Force Awakens.
Much like many other micro-models coming out in polybag form, Kylo’s Shuttle (30380) already has a larger and more detailed version with the LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (75104). This little-brother version however has been spotted by fellow news source Rebelscum stateside, in Target stores. They’ve been prominently placed at checkout counter displays.
Brick Fanatics also notes that the micro Kylo Ren Shuttle (30380), despite being, well, micro, is apparently a much closer match in looks than its LEGO Star Wars big brother (75104). Its folding wing action apparently is closer to how The Force Awakens depicted it during the pitched battle at Takodana.
LEGO Star Wars collectors who’re interested in this polybag would do well to visit their nearest Target. The set (30380) is priced $3.99 with them.
Last week, we reported that the next LEGO Star Wars minifigure freebie will be available as a Toys R Us promotional in the US. Based on Benicio Del Toro’s code breaker character in The Last Jedi, the LEGO Star Wars DJ minifigure (40298) is now currently available at all Toys R Us stores in the US as free collectible minifigure that comes with qualifying purchases of any LEGO Star Wars sets worth $30 and above.
Valued at $5.99, the said promotional is available only in-store, which means the LEGO Star Wars DJ minifigure will not appear in your cart upon checkout if you will opt to do your purchase online. The promotional will also have a limited run starting today, January 9, until this Sunday January 13 or until supplies last.
So if you want to add the rogue hacker to your collection of LEGO Star Wars minifigs alongside R3-M2 (40268) and Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) from the previous years, then you better hurry to your nearest Toys R Us store. Thanks to The Brick Fan for the tip.