It looks like we’re getting another polybag anytime soon. Though I have to admit that I may not be that excited for this one as compared to the prospect of landing on a LEGO Marvel Guardians’ Ship (30525) polybag, I’m still looking forward on grabbing this one. Rebel Scum has shared the news that a new LEGO Star Wars Solo Imperial TIE Fighter (30381) polybag may hit stores next month, coinciding with the release of its larger LEGO Star Wars Solo cousins.
It has been customary for LEGO to also offer miniature replica of its larger sets each time a particular theme is released – we have the likes of the LEGO Ninjago Movie’s Ice Tank (30427), the LEGO Marvel Royal Talon Fighter (30450), and the most recent LEGO Marvel Infinity War The Guardians’ Ship (30525) just to name a few. The LEGO Star Wars Solo Imperial TIE Fighter (30381) comes in at 42 pieces and will retail approximately for $3.99 USD.
We haven’t received any updates yet on when and where this latest polybag might be found, but some have been suggesting an April 20 (tentatively) release date, alongside with the official release of the LEGO Star Han Solo sets.
There’s not much we know yet about the primarily orange spaceship that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be using in Avengers: Infinity War in the MCU. It’s apparently similar to their original vessel, the Milano, which was wrecked in GOTG Vol. 2 movie, but never actually referred by name.
Anyway, you may recall the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians Ship (30525) polybag as being either part of a Marvel free-with-purchase promo on Shop@Home, as well as selling in Target (both early this March). The polybag has branched out in availability and can be found in Walmart stores as well.
The LMSH Guardians Ship (30525) might be easily found in the LEGO shelves of most Walmart branches’ toy section, and is reported to be priced at about $3.97 each. As stated before, the model therein is a micro version of the one found in the Thanos Ultimate Battle set (76107).
Playing around with the Guardians Ship in LEGO ought to be a fun diversion until April 27, when Avengers: Infinity War premieres in cinemas. Maybe then we’ll get to see what the real thing in the film can do (and perhaps answer the question of whether or not this is just a revamped Milano).
On Saturday, March 3, the long-awaited LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets that tie in to the next MCU film Avengers: Infinity War, were finally released for the consumption of Marvel and LEGO fans. While all these awesome pieces are being scooped up, other LMSH products are also hitting the market.
Today, we’re going to look at a couple of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes polybags that have just come into the shelves of LEGO’s major retail partners, Wal-Mart and Target. One’s a micro-scale set version of a full-sized model; the other’s a minifigure keychain part of the Infinity War product wave.
First off is the micro-sized Royal Talon Fighter (30450) polybag, a tie-in for the previous MCU installment (and still currently-showing film) Black Panther. It’s based on the vibranium-powered transport used to travel in and out of Wakanda, already adapted as the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Royal Talon Fighter Attack (76100) set. Search Wal-Mart’s Easter display boxes for this polybag.
Next is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Infinity War Teen Groot Keychain (5005244). It first came out in Europe and apparently is only now appearing stateside, but not online at the Shop@Home. Collector “fikinbricks” noted on Instagram that it’s now available at his local Target store, and likely others too.
The Teen Groot Keychain (5005244) is priced at $5.99 each, and it along with the Royal Talon Fighter (30450) polybag is available for normal purchase without requirements. LEGO fans who follow the Marvel Cinematic Universe would most certainly love to have these in their collections. As polybags, they’re affordable enough.
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.