April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Available

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)

April LEGO Store Calendar

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.

Keep safe brick fans and keep on building!

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Here’s A Chance to Win an Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata Minifigure

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated to include another monthly sweepstakes promo. Last January, we saw the return of the uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure as it was raffled away to LEGO VIP members. And now, LEGO fans and collectors will be delighted to know that up for grabs this time will be another exclusive in the form of a limited-edition, LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure.

This exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure is exclusively signed by motion-capture artist and model Arti Shah, who doubled for Lupita Nyong’o in playing the role of the legendary pirate queen in The Force Awakens. Arti Shah also took on several roles in the Star Wars movie franchise which includes creature and Power Droid roles in The Last Jedi and Rogue One respectively.

This collectible LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure also comes in a UV acrylic case and is subsequently awarded by UK Graders (UKG) with the highest Gold Level grading.  Here’s a brief description of it from the LEGO Rewards Center.

VIPs: Win a signed LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure

Enter the VIP competition! You could win a limited-edition Maz Kanata minifigure signed by Arti Shah, the motion capture double for actress Lupita Nyong’o. Awarded the highest ‘Gold’ level grading by UKG, this minifigure comes in a UV acrylic case. 50 points per entry. Sign in to the VIP Reward Centre to enter. Not a VIP? Join now and start earning points for future entries! Enter by 19/4.

Remember,  you have until April 19, 2020 to join in this raffle, with only 50 VIP points needed per raffle entry and a maximum of 15 entries per LEGO VIP member.  Be sure to visit the LEGO Rewards Center for more details.

For the latest LEGO Star Wars sets such as the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian subtheme, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

Building Instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) Now Available

The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary gift-with-purchase promo is still up, and while we’re still far from this month’s next LEGO Store promotional freebie, LEGO is kind enough to release the building instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) ahead of its release later this March 23.

LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

If you recall, this limited edition LEGO Easter Egg (40371) is our next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered from March 23 until April 13 as featured in the March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Coming in at 239 pieces, this set features a customizable egg that houses a small, brick-built chick. What is great about this freebie is that it comes with plenty of small, decorative pieces that are usually found in the new LEGO DOTS sets. Additionally, it features a modular design that allows you to have a small storage compartment to house these pieces and another for the brick-built chick. This new LEGO Easter Egg will be added to your cart (both in-store and online at LEGO Shop@Home) if your next LEGO purchase reaches a $50 and above price point during the abovementioned promo period.

While waiting for this set, you may want to give it a try and see if you can build your own LEGO Easter Egg since the set’s building instructions are now available online via LEGO’s customer service. Since it is a highly customizable set, I expect this to have plenty of room to allow you to personalize this set with your own choice of color scheme and design. You may get the building instructions in PDF format right here. Check out the parts list below and see if you have these in your own LEGO collection. I don’t see any rare parts included in them so you can easily swap these with ones with any colors that you have.

LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

Be sure to check back with your local LEGO store starting this last week of March for this limited edition freebie.

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) Gift-With-Purchase Set Now Available

The first LEGO Store promotional for the month of March is already out, and this is something that most of us are looking forward to. LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to now include the commemorative LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, and will also be available to fans who will opt to make their next LEGO purchases in-store.

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370)

The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) set comes in at 188 pieces including a minifigure train attendant. It is a sort of a throwback to 1980’s LEGO Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) that marked the beginning of other popular LEGO Train sets. As an exclusive commemorative set, it is a near-perfect replica of set 7810, with an exact copy of its minifigure.

The LEGO Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) from 1980 that served as the inspiration for LEGO’s most recent promotional set. 

With a retail value of $19.99, the LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) set will be added to your shopping cart for free once your LEGO purchase reaches a qualifying, single-receipt purchase of $99 and above. This promo will run from March 1st until the 15th or until supplies last and is expected to be popular among adult fans who grew up with LEGO.

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370)

LEGO’s Customer Service also uploaded the building instructions for this commemorative train set in case you want to give it a try in building your own using LEGO parts that you may already have. Check out this parts list and see if you have these lying around in your collection.

Remember that this promo will only run from March 1 to 15, or until supplies are ample enough so be sure to bag this one as soon as you can.

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Out Now

LEGO has now published its March 2020 Store Calendar and with it, we can catch a glimpse of the various promos that will kick-start our spring brick-building. For starters, the upcoming LEGO DOTS customizable accessory kits take center stage in this monthly store calendar, together with other spring-themed building activities. Let’s check out the details.

Free Exclusive LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary Set (40370)

Promo period: March 1-15, 2020

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

We first spotted this set last month, with some sketchy details on when and how it will be available. Like other commemorative sets, this one will be exclusively available in all LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop@Home for a single-receipt, qualifying purchases of any LEGO merchandise worth $99 and above. Expect this to be popular among AFOLs especially those who are fans of LEGO Train sets. There are plenty of LEGO fan websites that already gave their thoughts about this set, and it only makes me more excited to have it. This is one set that I’m looking forward to adding to my collection.

Free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556)

Promo period: March 9-22, 2020 

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Further expanding the creative possibilities of the LEGO DOTS theme, LEGO is throwing another freebie with this exclusive polybag offering. Fans can expect this new LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556) to be added to their cart once their purchases reach a minimum of $35 or more anytime between March 9 to 22.

Free LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Here’s a cute, little Easter surprise from LEGO. Every LEGO purchase that you make from March 23 to April 13 worth $50 and above will entitle you to a free customizable LEGO Easter Egg (40371) set. Though we do not have official images of this promotional item, on the get-go we can see that its design is somewhat similar to what LEGO released in the UK back in 2004 (sets 4212850 & 4212852). Its retail value of $12.99 may also suggest that this free set will clock in at more or less 100 pieces. The brick-built chick is a cute addition to this freebie, with the yellow and green color scheme perfectly complementing the vibrant mood of spring. Be sure to check this out towards the last week of March if you want to bag this one.

Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)

Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020 

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

It seems that LEGO intends this next freebie to complement its LEGO Easter Egg promo. For a minimum single-receipt purchase worth  $30 or more, you’ll get to add the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) for free. It’s a pretty neat set to add to the LEGO Easter Egg, where you can have both sets once your purchase reaches a $50 price point.

Build. Unbuild. Rebuild

In-store event: March 11, 2020

Kids ages 6 to 14 can come to their local LEGO Store between 4-7PM of March 11 to participate in this in-store building event. As a token for participating, each child will receive a small gift. However, parents or caretakers must ensure that their children are pre-registered at their local LEGO Store starting March 6.

How Do You DOT?

In-store event: March 19, 2020  

Participants ages 6 to 18 can visit their local LEGO Store on March 19 to create their own LEGO DOT accessory and bring it home for free as a gift for their selves. However, LEGO DOT bracelets (sets 41900, 41901, 41902, 41903 & 41912) needed for these accessories are sold separately. This building event requires in-store pre-registration beginning March 6.

Other than the LEGO DOTS sets, there are plenty more to watch out for once March kicks in such as the LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163), LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162), the LEGO Ninjago Golden Zane Minifigure Accessory Set (40374), and LEGO Fairground Minifigure Accessory Set (40373) to name a few. If you time your next LEGO purchase accordingly, it’s possible to get the commemorative LEGO Train 40th Anniversary Set and the LEGO DOTS Mini Frame in one go. It is also the same for the LEGO Easter-themed freebies since they are offered within the same promo period.

What are you most excited about in this March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO Nintendo Switch Game Case Revealed

If you’re a Nintendo Switch fan that constantly finds it frustrating to organize your physical game cartridges, then Best Buy has a treat for you. There is an ongoing promo over at Best Buy that lets you bring home a FREE LEGO Nintendo Switch Game case when you buy 2 or more Switch games.

The LEGO Nintendo Switch Game Case comes in a sturdy steelbook format that can store up to 24 Switch game cartridges. Moreover, it features the classic LEGO brick design sporting a blue 2×3 brick. If you’re both a Nintendo and LEGO fan, this is one collector’s item that you don’t want to miss.

LEGO Nintendo Switch Game Case LEGO Nintendo Switch Game Case

Image credit: dfoles from HiDefNinja

From what the listing from Best Buy seems to suggest, you also have the option of purchasing this LEGO Nintendo Switch Game Case separately for $29.99. If the cost is a bit steep for you, then you may want to plan your next Nintendo game purchase carefully since you can have this Game Case for free starting today until Sunday,  February 2, when you purchase two or more Nintendo Switch games over at Best Buy. And you are not limited to purchasing LEGO games such as the LEGO Jurassic World video game or the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga to get this freebie. You can choose any Switch game of your liking as long as its 2 or more titles.

Thanks to Brickfinder for the heads up.

Check Out the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and Related Promos

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

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

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

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

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

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

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.

 

Explore the New 2020 LEGO City Sets

February 1 to 29, 2020

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Visit any LEGO Store near you through the entire month of February to have a hands-on, try-before-you-buy experience with the latest 2020 LEGO City Police sets. New play features include the use of magnets (such as those found in the LEGO City Helicopter Chase (60243) and Police Monster Truck Heist (60245)), lights and sounds (Police Station (60246) which is available with double VIP points until January 31) and parachutes (Parachute Arrest (60208) and Sky Police Air Base (60210)) for your LEGO City Police minifigs. It’s a great way to have a feel of these play features before you decide to buy them.

 

Adult Valentine’s Bear Build and Take Event

February 11, 2020

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.

Upcoming LEGO Train (40370) Set Celebrates the Theme’s 40th Anniversary

It is clear by now that LEGO loves to celebrate many of its milestones with sets that reflect a particular theme’s humble beginning. From LEGO 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) to the LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square (10255), these sets serve as a great reminder of how these themes have begun and endured even until today. And from the looks of it, another set will be offered by LEGO as a way of celebrating one of its early sets that were loved by many AFOLs even until today. The LEGO Train (40370) could be the next promotional set that you may want to watch out especially if you’re a fan of these types of commemorative builds.

According to Promobricks, the promotional LEGO Train (40370) set will be an anniversary set that marks the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Train theme. Frankly, I’m not sure why LEGO pegged 1980 as the birth of the theme since there has been a good number of train sets that were released already as early 1966. Anyhow, the LEGO Train (40370) set is a replica of the Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) from 1980 and comes with the very same train attendant minifigure. It also comes with a display base and a special 40th-anniversary tile. I’m not sure if this will be a sticker or a printed tile since its hard to see from this low resolution that is being shared over on Instagram. It will certainly be nice if LEGO will opt for a printed tile for this set like what it did with its past exclusive promotionals.

There are no further details except for this image, but you can expect that I will update this post once more information comes in about this commemorative set.

LEGO VIP Rewards Center Offers The Chance to Win a LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure

Here’s another treat from LEGO, and it looks like the LEGO VIP Rewards Center got more interesting. Following a rather indefinite hiatus, the revamped LEGO VIP Rewards Center was now updated to include several highly-prized LEGO exclusives that you may have likewise missed. As reported by Allen from The Brick Fan, the Rewards Center has now added a sweepstake where VIP members can have the chance to win an uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure.

LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam
The exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam minifigure which was raffled away during San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will now be available as a reward item at the LEGO VIP Reward Center.

The mechanics are pretty simple. You use your LEGO VIP points to purchase raffle entries in order to join. Each raffle entry for this LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure will cost you 50 VIP points, while you are allowed to submit up to 15 entries to up your chances of winning.

Furthermore, this minifigure sweepstakes promo, according to the  LEGO Ambassador Network, will be a regular part of the LEGO VIP Rewards Center starting with the LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure. Other future minifigure raffles will include a signed Star Wars minifigure and an exclusive version of a Marvel character. Though I’m not really a fan of exclusive, event-specific LEGO releases, I just hope these future prizes will include never-before-seen minifigure characters from these franchises. Or it could be from their non-licensed repertoire like the return of Mr. Gold (71001) perhaps.

Other rewards to be added later on will also include a designer signed copy of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) worth $700 and signed copies of a new edition of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary.

Here’s the news as it is from the LEGO Ambassador Network.

Reward Centre-specific items, we are looking to kick off our first Exclusive minifigure sweepstake in February with a 2012 San Diego Comic-Con “Shazam!” minifigure where people from the following countries are allowed to participate***. VIP Members can enter the competition by redeeming 50 VIP points (up to a maximum of 15 entries) with the winner being drawn at random (postcard entries applicable where local law dictates).

The Rewards team intend to operate these sweepstakes every month starting 10th February and running until 2nd March for Shazam! Upcoming minifigure sweepstakes will include a signed Star Wars minifigure and an exclusive version of a Marvel character.

With regards to other items upcoming on the Reward Centre (dates to be confirmed) are designer-signed Imperial Star Destroyer sets and designer-signed Star Wars Visual Dictionary copies.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Now Available!

LEGO and Manchester United fans can finally bring home the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) now that it is available both in-store and online. The best part of it is that as a LEGO VIP, you will be entitled to have the exclusive LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) minifigures as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) when you buy the Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set.

Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

It’s also great to know that this promo was eventually made available to all LEGO VIPs regardless of region, as I hope it to be when I first reported about it a couple of days ago. The LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) will be available to all LEGO VIP members from January 16 to 31 or until supplies last. Do us a favor and kindly click on the affiliate links if you wish to make your LEGO purchase today.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United fans will love building this big LEGO® set model of Old Trafford (10272) to show their allegiance to one of the world’s most famous football clubs. The building set for this LEGO football stadium provides a fun challenge to create a spectacular showpiece model. The ultimate Manchester United gift Manchester United fans can show off this Old Trafford replica at home or the office. New for February 2020, this LEGO® Creator sports set coincides with the stadium’s 110th anniversary. This building kit for adults features several evocative details including the players’ tunnel and the statue of the United Trinity. Bring to life your passions with advanced LEGO® sets! LEGO® Creator Expert advanced building sets allow adults to construct models based on some of their biggest passions, including cars, buildings and stadiums. Once the challenging and fun building experience is complete, these collector models from building bricks make an eye-catching display at home or the office.