Just a quick reminder. If you’re eyeing on that sleek LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron (42083), cool LEGO City Arctic Mobile Exploration Base (60195), or the latest chibi cuteness of the LEGO BrickHeadz Harry Potter & Hedwig (41615) and Ariel & Ursula (41623) perhaps now is the best time to purchase them at your nearest LEGO store, or more conveniently via shop.LEGO.com. As mentioned in the LEGO Store July 2018 Calendar, from July 9-15, every single receipt purchase worth $35 or more entitles you to a FREE LEGO Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250) minifigure.
The LEGO Store in Taiwan is currently running a promotion from July 6 to August 19 as part of its commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick. The limited edition, LEGO 60th Anniversary Commemorative Pen Holder is a promotional set that comes free for every single receipt purchase of any LEGO sets worth 2,800 TWD and above or roughly 92 USD. This promotional set seems to come with a considerable number of pieces featuring a brick-built pen holder that resembles a yellow 2X4 LEGO brick, a space to hold other smaller items, and a mobile phone stand. The announcement for the said promotional was made via LEGO Store Taiwan’s official Facebook page.
Earlier this year, LEGO has announced its commitment in helping to curb climate change by reducing their company’s environmental impact. One of the many ways they managed to do this is through the use of a special kind of plastic made out of plant-based components to be used in creating future LEGO bricks and pieces. Though not entirely biodegradable, these new LEGO pieces are made from sustainable sourced sugarcane which means that the impact to the environment caused by producing these bricks will be significantly lower as compared to their usual methods of creating ABS plastic. The LEGO Group is committed in moving towards this direction, and as scheduled, has now rolled out its very first plant-based product which is aptly named, LEGO Plants for Plants (40320).
Do you still remember back in March, when LEGO announced its plan to commence transitioning the materials used in their products to more sustainable sources? They had quite the sense of appropriateness with having the first LEGO building elements made of plant-based plastics to be… the plant props and set accessories. While the earlier announced LEGO xtra accessory polybags might possibly have some sustainable materials in them, particularly with Food (40309) and Botanical (40310), the company actually has a special box set coming that really sells their green-based building elements campaign. Next month they’re introducing the LEGO Plants from Plants set (40320).
LEGO has just released the online, official copy of its LEGO Store August 2018 Calendar and it features the much awaited LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter sets, a new ‘environmental friendly’ promotional, and an exclusive ‘top-secret’ LEGO VIP set. Check out the calendar below, and you may also download its PDF version right here.