The April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Encourages Builders To Go Beyond

The April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar is now out, inspiring LEGO fans to capture the wonders of the galaxy with its commemorative LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) set. As I’ve reported before, this latest LEGO and NASA collaboration is expected to arrive in LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home this April. Check out the details below.

Other than the arrival of the LEGO NASA SSD set, LEGO is throwing in its usual set of freebies for April. We’re probably aware of them already since they’ve been around this month. But in case you still don’t have them, these seasonal freebies are still around until next week.

LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449)

232 pieces | Valued at $12.99 

This promotional set is available until April 5, 2021, and will be added automatically to your cart once your single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $60 and more.

April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

 

LEGO Easter Egg Chick (30579)

52 pieces | Valued at $4.99

The polybag freebie is yours for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $40 and above. This offer is valid until April 5, 2021.

April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

 

Other than these promotional items, LEGO will also be offering another freebie in the form of the LEGO DOTS Miniframe (30556). This 85-piece polybag set measures 20 x 19.5 x 1 cm and is a great desktop accessory to capture those picture-perfect moments. This offer is available from April 26 to May 9 and will be added to your shopping cart automatically once your LEGO purchase reaches $35 and above.

LEGO DOTS Miniframe (30556)

85 pieces | Available from April 26 to May 9, 2021

 

In-store activities are still obviously missing from our April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, but there are still a lot of sets to be excited for next month. Other than the LEGO Space Shuttle Discovery (10283), we also have the arrival of the LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) helmet set and the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) to look forward to.

Happy building everyone and stay safe!

LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard is Our Next LEGO GWP

Several weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas platform has launched another contest that tapped into the collective creativity of the LEGO fan community. Dubbed as the Out of This World Space Build Contest, the contest managed to pool 15 finalists vying to become LEGO’s next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set. And after the votes were finally tallied, the honor of being the next LEGO GWP has now landed to the upcoming LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard.

Adventures of the USS Cardboard

Similar to its predecessor the LEGO Vintage Car (40448), the LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard was a fan-submitted entry that managed to gather the highest number of votes (2,869 votes to be exact) among the LEGO fan community and will eventually become an official LEGO set.

Designed by LEGO fan builder bulldozer (aka Ivan Guerrero), the LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard is Ivan’s playful take on his fond memories of ‘space adventures’ with his brother when they were children. Another fun fact in case you don’t know yet, Ivan Guerrero is also the LEGO fan designer behind the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324). Pretty neat right?

As a fan of minifigure vignettes, I personally voted for this entry and was sincerely looking forward to seeing this become an official LEGO set. The vibrant color scheme, the child-like wonder that the set evokes, surely hits all the nostalgic strings of childhood fun and awe. Plus, the story behind Ivan’s creative process speaks close to everyone’s heart – childhood innocence and a sense of wonder and adventure all wrapped up in close family ties make this set an absolute winner.  Plus the fact that it appeals to LEGO’s classic Space theme really hits the sweet brick spot.

I’ll keep you posted once LEGO releases more information later on. Congratulations once again to LEGO Filipino fan designer  Ivan Guerrero for this prestigious recognition!

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) GWP Promo Extended

In case you haven’t started your LEGO shopping routine for this month and worrying that you have already missed the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, then fear not. LEGO was kind enough to extend this promo until Wednesday this week.

In celebration of International Women’s Day this March, LEGO has released a new promotional item that celebrates the life and achievements of Amelia Earhart as the first female pilot to do a Transatlantic solo flight. This LEGO GWP set features Earhart’s iconic red 1932 Lockheed 5B Vega and an exclusive LEGO Amelia Earhart minifigure.

The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) promotional set is originally slated to be offered from March 6 to 14, 2021 as mentioned in the March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar. But thankfully, LEGO opted to extend this promo until Wednesday. And given the fact that it still appears in our LEGO Shop@Home cart upon check out is a good indication that LEGO has enough of these sets to go around.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute
The availability of the LEGO Amelia Earhart (40450) gift-with-purchase set has been extended until this Wednesday, March 17 as seen in this promotional page from LEGO Shop@Home.

If you’re looking forward to having this LEGO GWP tribute, be sure to act now since we’re not sure if LEGO will extend this offer beyond this Wednesday. And for the latest LEGO sets that were released this month, be sure to check our list right here.

Lastly, in case you missed it, LEGO also featured an interview with Mel Caddick, the LEGO designer behind this cool tribute. You can find a brief transcript of this interview over at the LEGO Amelia Earhart (40450) product page.

The LEGO Group Recreates Its LEGO 1980s Advert In Support of International Woman’s Day

The LEGO Group has now launched another initiative that will inspire budding builders and pioneers. Aside from offering a LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute promotional set in celebration of International Women’s Day next week, LEGO now offers a cool way of sharing some LEGO nostalgia with your child – by recreating its classic LEGO 1980s advert.

Coming in with the tagline “What it is is beautiful”, the original LEGO 1980s advert features a young girl proudly displaying her LEGO creation. This was lauded to convey a daring and inspiring message to all young girls: that playing with LEGO bricks will always be gender-free and are designed to bring out the creative and innovative side in every person.

LEGO 1980s Advert

As a way of looking back at this empowering message, LEGO has set up its LEGO.com/futurebuilders website where parents or guardians, and their children can submit a similar photo, and LEGO, in turn, will provide them with a unique digital poster similar to the style of the classic LEGO 1980s advert. Here are some samples that show how this e-poster looks like.

Read on for the LEGO Group’s full press release and additional instructions on how you can have your child’s very own classic poster.

Celebrating the female leaders of tomorrow as the LEGO Group recreates iconic 1980s advert

The LEGO Group is calling on families to help celebrate the skills, interests, and creative potential of the next generation of female leaders by recreating its iconic 1981 LEGO® advert.

On the 40th anniversary of the ‘What it is is beautiful’ advert, the LEGO Group is launching the campaign to support this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8. The campaign is designed to encourage and champion today’s young women on their journey to becoming the decision-makers, role models, and changemakers of the future – whatever their interests, passions, or career aspirations may be.

By visiting LEGO.com/futurebuilders, parents and legal guardians can find inspiration and submit a photo of their child holding their LEGO creation, along with a few words that describe their child’s creative approach. A unique poster, in the style of the iconic 1980s advert, will then be emailed back(1) – ready to be proudly displayed or shared using #LEGOFutureBuilders.

Julia Goldin, Global Chief Product and Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group commented: “At the LEGO Group, we believe children are our role models. We look to them for inspiration every day and want to help them break down gender stereotypes and create opportunities for everyone. Celebrating people helps empower people, and through this campaign, we, along with the help of parents and caregivers, want to celebrate the skills and creative potential of today’s young women – the next generation of amazing female leaders!”

Research from the latest LEGO Play Well Study shows that 73% of parents believe gender differences are driven more by societal expectations than biology(2) With many children seeking to positively challenge gender stereotypes in society, the LEGO Group is committed to supporting them and creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce that will live up to their ideals and expectations.

As well as recently introducing its Responsible Workplace initiatives, the LEGO Group has signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles to help guide how it can better empower women and girls, accelerate gender equality, and encourage more young girls to believe they can achieve anything they set their hearts on.

 

Exclusive LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) Set Revealed

LEGOLAND Parks has just revealed its next limited-edition set following last year’s LEGOLAND Fire Academy (40393). The LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) is slated to be offered exclusively at the LEGO Store located inside the theme park. This is good news actually, since it may suggest that LEGOLAND is already gearing up for its re-opening anytime soon. And like other tourist destinations, LEGOLAND is now trying to re-open as it tries to recover from the effects of the global pandemic. If you recall back in April last year, LEGOLAND was somewhat compelled to sell its exclusive sets due to its closure back then.

The LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) comes in at 359 pieces and is expected to retail for $29.99. It features a portion of the slides that can be found in the actual water park, a mini waterfall, a food cart, and a couple of poolside lounges with umbrella. It also comes with a selection of minifigures chilling out under the summer sun – a lady food cart vendor, a young boy with an ice cream accessory, a baby in a stroller, a mom with a baby bottle, and a guy in swimming attire.

If you and your family is a frequent visitor of LEGOLAND, then grabbing the LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) set is a great way to memorialize the experience. Plus, it’s a nice addition to your growing LEGOLAND collection which might include previous exclusive sets such as the LEGOLAND Castle (40306), LEGOLAND Driving School (40347), and the LEGOLAND Theme Park (40346). Just be sure to follow your local health protocols in your next visit. Keep safe everyone and happy building!

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) Gift-With-Purchase Set Now Available

The first LEGO Store promotional item for this month is now up. And in case you don’t want to miss it, you may need to do your next LEGO shopping ASAP. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) gift-with-purchase (GWP) set is now up over at LEGO Shop@Home and your local LEGO brand stores while supplies last.

This brick tribute to one of aviation history’s most daring female pilots is also LEGO’s way of celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) will be added to your LEGO shopping cart for free once your purchases reach $100 or more. And as we expect that this GWP set will be quite popular among LEGO fans and collectors, I’m afraid that it is very likely that this collectible will be out of circulation even before its promo ends on March 14.

In the meantime, be sure to have your next LEGO shopping list ready and check out some of the features of this promotional set as you can see below. For the latest LEGO sets that are now available this month, be sure to check them out right here. And for more LEGO sets that are currently available, head over to LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450)

203 pieces | Valued at $19.99 | Gift-with-purchase set available from March 6 to 14 at all LEGO brand stores and LEGO Shop@Home.

Build and honor an iconic adventurer with this LEGO® Amelia Earhart Tribute set. Kids will learn about the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic as they build a replica of Earhart’s plane, the Lockheed Vega 5B. Get this FREE gift with any purchase over $100. 3/6 – 3/14 or while supplies last.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute

 

LOOK: LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449) Official Images

The LEGO Store Calendar for March 2021 has already been released, and if you recall, one of the promotional items that we can expect in the second half of this month is the LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449). Though the image that we have previously was less than desirable, we now have a few official images where we can see the finer details of this seasonal set.

LEGO Easter Bunny's Carrot House

To be precise, you can expect to have this limited-edition LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House added to your cart when your next single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $60 or more. Valued at $12.99, this promotional gift-with-purchase (GWP) set will be available starting March 15 to April 5 or until supplies last.

The build features a carrot-inspired house and a minibuild of a gray Easter bunny. Despite being relatively small, the carrot house is packed with details (though made up of stickers I think) in its interiors, with several Easter eggs adorning its garden. As an added treat, LEGO designers placed a hidden easter egg on top of the carrot house’s door for a bit of an Easter egg hunt surprise.

LEGO Easter Bunny's Carrot House

And in case you missed it, there is another promotional item that I think will be quite popular among LEGO collectors. In celebration of International Woman’s Day next week, LEGO will be offering another promo in the form of the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450). This promotional freebie will be up from March 6 to 14 or while supplies last. Considering the details on this set and the first-ever Amelia Earhart minifigure that goes with it, you can expect that this GWP item will be quite popular among LEGO fans.

So better be ready with your LEGO wishlist this month and make sure that you plan your next LEGO purchase promptly. And for new LEGO sets available this March over at LEGO Shop@Home, be sure to check them out right here.

The March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Puts Vidiyo on Center Stage

The March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has now been uploaded, placing its latest LEGO Vidiyo theme under the spotlight. Other than the full reveal of this latest AR-powered theme which is slated to launch next month, the promotional calendar also features several exciting freebies that LEGO fans can expect from their next LEGO purchase.  Let’s take a look.

Free Exclusive LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450)

March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

This offer is valid from March 6 to 14, 2o21, or while supplies last. First discovered earlier this month, this limited-edition set celebrates the life and accomplishment of the legendary aviator Amelia Earhart when she flew over the Atlantic in 1932. This exclusive gift-with-purchase set features a red Lockheed Vega 5b on top of a brick-built display set bearing our heroine’s name. It also comes with our first-ever minifigure version of Earhart which will undoubtedly be a prized possession for minifig collectors. I’m not really sure what LEGO’s intention behind the release of this set since the timing of the release is a bit early if we want to recognize her iconic flight which happened in May of 1932. Nevertheless, it’s a great collectible set I wouldn’t mind added to my cart. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) will be automatically added to your cart for free once your single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $100 and above. This offer is available both in-store and online.

 

Free LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449)

March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

Just in time for this year’s Easter celebrations, the LEGO Seasonal Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449) is the next promotional item to be available from March 15 to April 5, 2021. This set will be yours for free for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $60 and above. It features a carrot-themed house with plenty of interior details and a mini rabbit build. I can easily imagine the Carrot House to be a great complementary set for 2018’s Easter Bunny minifigure. Similar to other promos, the Easter Bunny’s Carrot House will be available both in-store and online.

 

Free LEGO Easter Chick (30579) Polybag

For a lower promotional price point, you can get a free LEGO Easter Chick polybag from March 15 to April 5, 2021, for every single-receipt LEGO purchase worth $40 and above. It’s a rather scaled-down, polybag version of 2020’s limited-edition exclusive LEGO Easter Egg (40371).

Other than these freebies, LEGO has heavily promoted the release of the LEGO Vidiyo sets that features a pretty interesting collection of minifigures coming from its BeatBoxes and Bandmates subtheme. As of date, we can expect six LEGO Vidiyo Beatboxes, and 12 additional Bandmates to be available come March 1st.

And finally, in case you missed it, the LEGO Creator Expert Porsche 911 (10295) has already been released to LEGO VIP members, and will also be available to the general public beginning March. Be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for more information on other upcoming sets.

Check Out This Month’s Promotional Items With the February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

It’s a brand new month of exciting offerings from LEGO and we can now expect a new round of promotional items and freebies as detailed in the February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar. Read on for more details.

With the LEGO Ninjago Ninjago City Gardens (71741), taking the prime spot on this month’s promotional calendar, LEGO is throwing in some attractive offers to sweeten up your next LEGO purchase. LEGO brand stores across the US including LEGO Shop@Home, are all set to offer another promotional item that will prove to be quite popular among LEGO collectors. Additionally, the month of February will still have its share of some LEGO-inspired love now that LEGO offers another freebie to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Free Exclusive Seasonal LEGO Year of the Ox (40417)

Offer valid from February 1 to 14, 2021 for qualifying, single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $85 and above. 

February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

This next collectible set in LEGO’s Lunar Zodiac series now sees the mighty ox in its cute, brick-built version. Coming in at 167 pieces, the LEGO Year of the Ox set will be added to your bag once your LEGO purchases reach a single-receipt amount of $85 and more. This promo offer is valid from February 1 to 14 or while supplies last.

 

Free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box & Flower (30411)

Offer from February 1 to 14, 2021 for qualifying, single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $40 and above.

February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

This LEGO Friends polybag makes a great gift for those who love to decorate and some brick-building fun on their desks and study areas. Coming in at 75 pieces, the LEGO Friends Chocolate Box & Flower polybag will be yours for free for a lower qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $40 and above. Similarly, this promo offer is valid from February 1 to 14 or while supplies last.

 

Free LEGO Ninjago The Island Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539)

Offer valid from February 15 to 21 or while supplies last, for qualifying LEGO Ninjago purchases worth $40 and more.

February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

And if you’re looking forward to having the next wave of LEGO Ninjago sets, or even the mammoth-sized LEGO Ninjago Ninjago City Gardens (71741), then don’t forget to claim your free LEGO Ninjago The Island Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539). Offered from February 15 to 21 and while supplies last, this next free polybag will be automatically yours if your single-receipt LEGO Ninjago purchase will amount to $40 and above. A great way to celebrate LEGO Ninjago’s anniversary if you’ll ask me.

 

As we can expect, there are still no in-store activities promoted yet in the February 2021 LEGO Store Calendar as LEGO’s way of keeping us safe from the on-going pandemic. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of good things to look forward to this month at your LEGO brand store, so be sure to check. Just remember to observe our health safety protocols and we’re good to go. Keep on building!

The January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights This Year’s First Freebies

Happy New Year everyone and I sincerely hope that 2021 will be a great LEGO year for all of us. And if you’re planning to get hold of the latest LEGO 2021 sets that you’ve been itching to tick off from your LEGO new year wishlists, then you might want to check out these latest freebies featured in the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar.

LEGO has now published its next monthly promotional calendar, confirming the gift-with-purchase sets that we have reported before. So before you head off to your local LEGO brand store or over at LEGO Shop@Home, you may want to take a quick look at what the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has to offer.

Free LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) with purchases over $85.

January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

As I’ve reported earlier, throughout the entire month of January or while supplies last, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) is the next gift-with-purchase that will be added to your cart for any single-receipt purchase of LEGO sets or products worth $85 or more. Expect this teal-colored freebie to be a much-desired collectible, so better get this while you still can.

 

Free LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) with purchase of LEGO Harry Potter sets.

Offered alongside the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car, is another LEGO set that is long overdue for LEGO Harry Potter fans. The LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) is by far the best brick rendition of this Wizarding World oddity, and we now have the chance to add this to our collection for free. From January 1 to 31, 2021, or while supplies last, this next gift-with-purchase set will be added to your LEGO shopping cart with any qualifying LEGO Harry Potter set purchases set worth $75 or more. Expect this one to be a hot freebie as well so it will be helpful to plan your next LEGO purchase especially if you’re eyeing those new LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moments sets.

 

Choose Your Gift: Free LEGO City Police Water Scooter (30566) OR Fire Helicopter (30567).

For a lower qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $40 and above, you can choose between taking home a free LEGO City Police Water Scooter OR Fire Helicopter polybags. Though I would prefer to bring home these 2 sets,  any LEGO freebie is very much welcomed. This offer is valid starting January 18 to 24, 2021, or while supplies last so better watch 0ut for these as well.

 

Usual in-store activities are still absent from the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, however, there are still some good reasons to visit your local LEGO Store observing all the necessary health protocols. We have a lot of interesting new-for-January 2021 LEGO sets to watch out for such as the LEGO Creator Expert Botanical Collection, LEGO BrickHeadz Pets, and the new LEGO City Roadplates just to name a few.

So what LEGO set are you planning to get this 2021? Share your LEGO wishlist in the comments below.