A Look At Hamley’s Exclusive LEGO Royal Guard Minifigure (5005233).

This newest LEGO collectible minifigure has been out on the Internet for quite some time already, and I feel that our friends over in the UK will love to have this exclusive. As it seems, it looks like the world’s finest (and oldest) toy shop, Hamley’s, will finally have a LEGO minifigure of its own.

The LEGO Hamley’s Exclusive LEGO Royal Guard Minifigure (5005233) is now currently available at the posh toy store, retailing for £6. First revealed by Mark Philip Campbell, Hamley’s current LEGO Manager, via social media, the exclusive minifigure bears a close resemblance to the LEGO Series 5 Royal Guard minifigure (8805) released in 2011. The only difference is that this recent Hamley LEGO exclusive has a cheerful and friendly expression, and a slightly modified torso with added medals and an all white belt and buckle.

The LEGO Royal Guard (8805) Collectible Minifigure from Series 5.

BrickFanz also shared the following image of this Hamley’s LEGO exclusive, as you can see below.

It is nice to see that LEGO has been paying attention in offering what I would call as ‘regional’ themed minifigures that speaks a ton about each locality’s unique culture and popular icons. If you recall, the LEGO Store in London also had a similar pitch when it offered the LEGO Lester (40308) minifigure polybag, also retailing for £6. Though Hamley’s is a business entity that has been in the toy selling business for centuries, it already has a specific niche in London’s Regent Street and in the lives of the people who live there.

We don’t have further details other than these preliminary images; however, it looks like that this exclusive is still currently available even after almost a week of its debut. I also hope that the store will offer this as in-store exclusive promotional that comes free for every qualifying LEGO purchase. We just have to wait and see.

 

 

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Benicio del Toro’s “The Last Jedi” Character DJ Gets a LEGO Minifigure Polybag (40298) in 2018.

The first weekend of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the US box office has come and gone (and set a record or two as well). Well ahead of the premiere however, LEGO has been helping stoke the hype with their epic lineup of tie-in sets depicting either vehicles or scenes from the film.

A minor follow-up to the LEGO Star Wars Last Jedi tsunami of products is this latest announcement of a new collectible minifigure polybag for next year, tying in to the movie. The character to receive this new minifig is the one-shot role of Benicio del Toro as the shady code-breaker known only as DJ.

Appearing only in the middle of the film, DJ was found by Resistance members Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) in the casino resort world of Canto Bight, where they hope to gain his code-breaking skills for a dangerous infiltration mission against the First Order fleet pursuing the steadily dwindling Resistance forces.

How that plot plays out is a sharp example of what Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) meant in his notable Last Jedi dialogue where he says things will not end the way one thinks. And while del Toro’s DJ doesn’t stay long in front of the camera, his small part and its consequences have made him worthy of a LEGO minifigure polybag. Originally shared via Reddit, the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi DJ (40298) minifigure is the newest collectible that joins the ranks of the LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) and Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) minifigures. The DJ minifig comes with a similar stand, sticker label and interlocking Technic pins. It is also expected to be another promotional that comes as another gift with purchase, similar to its predecessors as seen below.

LEGO’s choice of TLJ character to immortalize in minifigure form may be noteworthy, but I do hope that LEGO could have thrown in some accessories that is unique to this unpredictable hacker such as his hat, jacket or the unique key cards that he carries with him in the film. It also looks like LEGO is gradually building a theme with these minifigures, and I expect that we’ll be seeing more once the next Star Wars movies hit the big screen such as Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the yet to be titled Episode IX. It will surely be nice to see all these Star Wars memento lined up as part of one’s prized LEGO Star Wars collection, and even better if LEGO decides to release similar ones that corresponds to each Episode in the Star Wars saga.

That said, the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi DJ Minifigure (40298) probably won’t come out until around May of 2018 just in time for the May the 4th, marketing pitch. Oh well, what’s a few months for a new character minifig? We’ll keep you posted.

2018 LEGO City Become My City Hero (40302) Spotted in Spain’s First LEGO Certified Store.

It seems that we still have another 2018 LEGO City that is still kept under wraps after the first waves of official images were released by LEGO last October and November. Thanks to Promobricks founder Michael Friedrichs, we now have another 2018 LEGO City that seems to have fallen off of our radar, and has been spotted somewhere in Spain, in Madrid to be exact.

Spotted in the wild during the grand opening of Spain’s first ever LEGO Certified Store in La Vaguada shopping center in Madrid, we now have our first image of the LEGO City Become My City Hero (40302) polybag. Take a look.

With a retail price of 4.99 Euros, the LEGO City Become My City Hero (40302)  polybag does not give a hint on its piece count. However, based on the above image, we can probably assume a piece count of somewhere between 90-130 pieces. The polybag seems to be more of an add-on to the Mountain Police subtheme of 2018’s LEGO City sets, and features what looks like to be a sort of a hideout for crooks to put away their stolen money, a raft, and mountain police/ranger and dog minifigures.

Unlike the first wave of 2018 LEGO City that came out and was spotted at some Toys R Us stores early in November, this particular polybag is still yet to make an appearance in the US. It also looks like that there’s not so much play features included in this polybag set, but we just have to wait and see once we find this in local toy stores.

Thanks again to Promobricks for giving us a heads-up. Credit goes to Michael for snapping these photos, and sharing them online.

Lloyd is Back as His ‘LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Minifigure Polybag (30609) Returns with Target

It’s nice of LEGO to sometimes give collectors who might have missed a promotional product or two in the past another chance (or two) to pick those uncommon items up. Their latest promotional comeback involves their previous feature-length CG-animated adventure The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which premiered last September.

One of the special promotional packages that were released back then was a minifigure polybag of LEGO Ninjago lead character Lloyd Garmadon (30609). Fans of the Ninjago line can now get another crack at collecting the badass ninja hero over at Target. They’re making him available not only in stores but online too.

That seems to be standard operating procedure for LEGO to give rereleases of past promotions to major retailers like Target or Toys ‘R’ Us, if they’re not carrying the items on their own Shop@Home. Those who are looking to pick up the Lloyd (30609) minifgure can do so in two ways.

The polybag in itself is selling at the retail price of $2.99 on Target. Alternatively, if shoppers can rack up a minimum total $29.99 purchase of LEGO Ninjago products, they’ll receive one Lloyd (30609) polybag for free. If LEGO Ninjago’s your thing, here’s your second chance to find the ninja within ya.

Cyber Monday Deals At Wildcard Toys That You Don’t Want To Miss!

Cyber Monday is here, and Wildcard Toys still has some LEGO, Funko Pop! and Dorbz goodies left for us to enjoy. Coming in hot from their Black Friday deals, check out what they have to offer starting this Sunday, November 26 @ 11:59PM EST.

 

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Now at 40% Off – this is by far the best offer that we have from Wildcard Toys so be sure not to miss out on it.

 

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 Minifigure and other Select LEGO CMFs for $2.99 only – if you missed out on having BB-8 last Friday, then this is your last chance to have him in his LEGO minifigure form at the lowest price of $ 2.99 only, together with other selected LEGO Collectible Minifigs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LEGO Dimensions Simpson Level Pack (71202) is still available at $4.99!

 

Funko Pop! Sets Now at 40% Off! – Funko Pop! collectors rejoice! You’ll be happy to know that Wildcard Toys has further lowered their line-up of excellent vinyl bobbleheads, slashing off prices as much as 40% as compared to last Friday’s 35% discount. Be sure to head over to their Funko Pop! section and check out their lowest priced offerings.

 

Rare LEGO Star Wars A-Wing Pilot Polybag (5004408) @ $3.99; PLUS Five Random LEGO Star wars Droid Minifigs @ $2.99! – If you missed out on the rare LEGO Star Wars A-Wing pilot promotional figure from Star Wars Rebels TV series, then this is your chance to add this to your collection of coolest LEGO Star Wars minifigs. For only $3.99, you can bring home this sealed polybag which is currently unavailable in other stores.

As an added treat and to complement you’re rare A-Wing pilot, Wildcard Toys is also throwing in another great bargain. For just $2.99, you’ll get to bring home 5 – yes five – random LEGO Star Wars droid minifigures. These are all placed in random blind bags so you’ll know what great finds you’ll going to get.

Check out Wildcard Toys’ promotional flyer below for other awesome Cyber Monday deals including those from Dorbz, Monster Machines Die-Cast cars, and Suicide Squad action figures. For more details, be sure to head over at Wildcard Toys’ website.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) Now Up at shop.LEGO.com!

We’re just counting the minutes away before LEGO opens its Brick Friday doors to its eagerly waiting fans, and one set that we have our eyes on is the technically crazy, eye candy of a set, the LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922). First revealed last September, LEGO impressed TLBM fans with Joker’s wacky rendition of the Wayne Mansion, especially with the inclusion of a functional roller coaster ride. The best part of it, The Joker Manor does not come with any VIP early access privilege so when the clock strikes at 11:59PM EST on November 23, you should be ready with that keyboard.

So far, The Joker Manor has received plenty of positive reviews already, with many AFOLs even tinkering with the set’s train or railing system by including power functions to make the roller coaster move on its own. The Brothers Brick has ingeniously found a way on how to do this, and you can check it out right here.

Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

Lastly, LEGO is throwing in another freebie to add to your TLBM collection. The rare LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) minifigure polybag comes as a free item if you purchase The Joker Manor from November 24 until December 31, or until supplies last (which I sincerely believe will be out in a matter of hours).

As of this posting, and if you’re doing your LEGO shopping online, you still have around 15-20 minutes to get ready for Brick Friday at shop.LEGO.com. Be sure to drop us a note later on, and share with us your LEGO Brick Friday experience in the comments below. Happy shopping!

Exclusive Target LEGO Star Wars Micro Millennium Falcon Polybag Now Available – Sold Out in Some Areas.

Since the launch of this year’s Target Toy Book a few weeks ago, some leery eyed collectors were closely eyeing on a relatively, unappealing piece of promotion, or so as we thought. For a minimum purchase of any LEGO Star Wars products worth $30 and above at any Target stores starting today and throughout the whole week, entitles you to a free LEGO Star Wars Micro Millennium Falcon Polybag. Alternately, you may also opt to purchase this polybag separately for $4.99.

The polybag promo comes with 20 LEGO grey pieces including a clear bar piece and a printed minifigure stand. If not for the printed plate and bar, I guess this one will be sitting on store shelves for a long, long, time. However, what happened next is quite the contrary. We’ve received reports that the said Micro MF polybags are now sold-out in some Target stores.

Image courtesy of Stephen.

Apparently, the polybag was a hit for more unconventional reasons. LEGO Star Wars minifig collectors may have struck gold with these minifigure baseplates – a good way to flaunt their prized collection. However for a price point of $5 per polybag for a single LEGO piece, I think it is too much of a haul for me.


Well, I guess even LEGO collectors have different tastes and preferences. I just hope that this poly will not suffer the same fate as that of its way larger sibling, the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). Be sure to check out with your local Target store first if they still have the LEGO Star Wars Micro Millennium Falcon polybag (DPCI# 204-00-0266) lying around in the LEGO section. Thanks to FBTB for sharing these images.

Shop.LEGO.com in the UK Offers Three Freebies Only For Today.

If you’re living in the UK and you’re holding on to those LEGO purchases over at shop.LEGO.com, then today might be the best time to hit that add Checkout button. As Brickset noted, there are currently three LEGO freebies (with qualifying purchases) up for grabs right now at LEGO’s UK online shop.

LEGO Juniors Racer (30473)

This polybag comes free with any purchase of LEGO Juniors set until November 12. The LEGO Juniors Racer (30473) polybag comes in 30 pieces and a racer minifigure.

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build-Up (40253)

This year’s 24-in-1 seasonal set comes free for any LEGO purchase of £60 until November 22. Coming in at 254 pieces, the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build-Up (40253) offers 24 different mini-builds, though not all of them can be built simultaneously.

LEGO Exclusive VIP Set (40178)

Perhaps this is the best freebie of all, currently offered to all LEGO VIP members. But you have to hurry, because this offer is valid only until today. As of this posting, the LEGO Exclusive VIP set (40178) is still available via shop.LEGO.com for every minimum purchase of any LEGO products worth £100 and above. The LEGO Exclusive VIP set is a rehash of 2014’s similar promotional, the LEGO Brand Retail Store (40145). However, I must say that I like the most recent one better in terms of design and aesthetics. If you’re a LEGO VIP member and wish to bring this one home, today is the last day for you to catch this one.

The LEGO Batman Movie Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman Keychain (5004928) Is Now Available at Target.

I wrote about the LEGO promotions outlined in Target’s 2017 Toy Book Ad a few days ago, so it’s quite well known that certain LEGO giveaways are free to snag on certain days of late October and most of November.

The first wave of these freebies, available from October 29 to November 4, is a particularly uncommon item off the merchandising of The LEGO Batman Movie. I am, of course, talking about the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928) keychain, something of an elusive find for LEGO fans of both the superhero and the film.

It’s so easy to like the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman. After all, it’s pretty much Bruce Wayne in a white tux who just slapped on his Bat cowl while forgoing the rest of the costume, and the lipstick marks all over his clothes are a send-up of sorts to the various female characters in his universe who have fallen for him. In the present DC Comics run, he and Catwoman are planning to marry (again). But I digress.

When The LEGO Batman Movie came out, this LEGO keychain was an exclusive on Cinemark Theaters that showed the film, and nowhere else. It’s therefore a big balm to dedicated collectors that Target is taking a turn in giving them out. Guests need only a minimum $30 purchase of any LEGO Batman Movie merchandise to have their very own Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman keychain. It’s as simple as that. The best part of it is that Target shoppers can also simply buy the item directly on Target online without the qualifying $30 purchase.

Please take note that as of this writing, Target’s webpage referring to the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman is currently unavailable. We don’t know exactly what are the reasons for its unavailability, or if it was posted by accident and therefore taken down, but the obvious thing is, there is a dedicated page for it and we as well hit that refresh button every now and then. We just have to see in the next few days if this page will be updated.

For now, it’s nice to know that this elusive TLBM minifigure keychain is still available for latecomers, and is something that LEGO has made available for everyone.

Plan Your LEGO Holiday Shopping With the LEGO Store November Calendar!

Time to plan your LEGO holiday shopping, especially that the LEGO Store November Calendar is now up. Get a chance to earn double VIP points and exclusive freebies on Black Friday offers, plus The LEGO Batman Movie gets its own D2C set with the wacky and colorful Joker Manor (70922). Here are the details of next month’s LEGO Store highlights and offers.

November 1-15: FREE 24-in-1 Holiday Countdown Set (40253) with a purchase of $99 or more, while supplies last.

This ‘build and rebuild’ set comes in at 254 pieces, that allows you to create Christmas-themed builds much similar to what you can find in LEGO’s series of advent calendars. As far as I can recall, this is the second Christmas build-up offering that LEGO came up with since it offered its first holiday-themed build up (40222) last year.

November 7-8: VIP Monthly Mini Model Build is a St. Bernard Dog (40249)

To reserve your spot, simply register for the September MMB by visiting shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting August 15. The LEGO MMB is meant for children ages 6 to 14, and must be completely built in store.

November 18-19: VIPs get Double Points and special Brick Friday offers.

If you’re still mulling over your LEGO Christmas shopping list and wishing to earn those double VIP points, then you may want to schedule your shopping during these dates. We don’t have information yet on what LEGO has in store for its Brick Friday deals – we’ll update you as soon as we receive confirmation.

 

November 24: November’s D2C set, The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922), is available for purchase.

Starting November 24, this exclusive direct-to-consumer set will be on sale for everyone (both VIPs and non-VIP members) retailing at $269.99. This 3,444-piece set features Joker’s iteration of the sprawling Wayne estate as he envisioned it in The LEGO Batman Movie. It is packed with many colorful details and play features such as roller coaster that goes around the whole building, a huge buildable Joker head with trapdoor and slide, and many more.

November 24: Brick Friday doorbuster sale items go live both in store and online.

We’ll keep this under the radar so we can give you the latest updates on Brick Friday deals and sales once they go live.

November 24-27: Exclusive Brick Friday 2017 Offers!

Other than tons of LEGO sets to be put on sale, LEGO sweetens the deal with this year’s limited-edition seasonal freebie. For purchases made from November 24 to 27, LEGO brick fans will receive an exclusive Brick Friday offer which is the Nutcracker that comes free for every single receipt purchase of $99 and above.

Though any LEGO freebie will always be welcomed, last year’s exclusive promotional which is the Snowglobe (40223) is still much to be desired.  If you plan to visit your local LEGO brand store, you’ll be happy to know that LEGO is giving away a free Canvas Tote Bag (5005326) to help you carry your haul. For a minimum purchase of $199, you’ll get to bring home this exclusive bag, which is also available for any online purchases as well.

If you opt to do your shopping at home, then Shop@Home offers free shipping between these dates as well.

Some of the sets in my Christmas wishlist include the Winter Village Station (10259) and its complementary set the Winter Holiday Train (10254). I’m also hoping to have the massively grand Ninjago City (70620) and the soon to be retired Palace Cinema (10232).

What is in your LEGO Christmas wishlist? Let us know in the comments below.