Exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb Minifigure Coming to SDCC 2019

LEGO has revealed its last exclusive SDCC 2019 LEGO minifigure earlier today. Following the reveal of other minifig exclusives such as the LEGO DC Zebra Batman and LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit, now comes one particular character from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series that’s too hard to forget. The LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure will be given away to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 attendees via electronic lottery on July 20. Needless to say, this minifigure will be worth its weight in gold among LEGO and Netflix fans and I can just imagine how this will be ridiculously priced over at eBay.

Barb Minifigure

Barb only made a brief appearance in the first few episodes of Stranger Things’ first season before she, unfortunately, fell prey to the terrifying Demogorgon. However, this is enough for the character to win the hearts of fans and the show’s cult following. This exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure is the third official LEGO Stranger Things product that the LEGO has officially released. It follows the impressive LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Stores and LEGO Shop@Home, and the promotional make-an-take mini-build Castle Byers.

So what do you think about this SDCC 2019 LEGO minifig exclusive? Comment down below.

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The LEGO VIP Rewards Program Just Got Even Better

After the announcement of several significant changes in their system, LEGO Shop@Home is now revamped with an all-new and improved VIP Rewards Program. If you’re already a LEGO VIP member, then you’ll notice that the LEGO VIP Rewards Program has now much to offer via a dedicated Rewards Center page. This mini-site gives helps you keep track of your earned VIP points, plus access to all the perks of LEGO VIP membership. Aside from this, you can also earn points by completing simple tasks other than making direct purchases. You now also have the chance of choosing your special VIP rewards and have more control over how you can spend it on certain reward items.

VIP points can now also be earned by following LEGO via its social media platforms and completing simple surveys. However, the best way to increase your points is to take advantage of the double-VIP points promo that LEGO releases every now and then.

Additional perks are also made available via this new LEGO VIP Rewards Program wherein VIP members now get to choose how they spend their rewards. Access to certain exclusive rewards is also available for redemption depending on the available VIP points that the member has.  For example, LEGO VIP members can now choose to either redeem certain exclusive items or use their points as vouchers for their next LEGO set purchase. As of now, these exclusive items include coloring pages, exclusive art prints, a couple of limited-edition sets, and redeemable tickets to LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers, including the famed LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

Lastly, you also have the option of having a special, digital version of your LEGO VIP Card which you can use for purchases in-store and online like your current physical card. This digital LEGO VIP card can be downloaded via Apple Wallet and Google Pay apps and must be used in conjunction with the LEGO VIP Rewards Center.

The new LEGO VIP Rewards program is still in its initial stages so we can be sure that there are more perks and improvements to come. Be sure to set up your LEGO VIP account and check out the Rewards Center every now and then.

This LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build Make and Take Event is Happening in China

It looks like LEGO fans in China will get a lot of LEGO love this month. After yesterday’s reveal of the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269), it looks like this set will have a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build version that will be given away as a make and take promotional across Chinese  LEGO stores.

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-build

Thanks to a tip from StoneWars, we learned that this make-and-take promotional build was announced via the Chinese social media platform WeChat. To make the deal more enticing, it was also revealed that only 3,000 copies of this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build will be released for those who will be getting its larger LEGO Creator Expert counterpart. LEGO fans who will purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) set will receive a coupon that will entitle them to participate for the make-and-take building event.

The announcement for the LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build Make-and-Take event released in Chinese social media.

Additionally, LEGO fans in China will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Mike Psiaki – the LEGO Designer behind this awesome big bike rendition. In case you’re in the area and are planning to get this set together will all its perks, then be sure to drop by at any of these LEGO Stores in China during the following dates:

  • July 17: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai People’s Square
  • July 20: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai Disneytown
  • July 21: LEGO Brand Retail, Beijing Wangfujin

I have to say that this mini-build version is spot on, with its orange and white background and stand. Though I strongly feel that the Harley-Davidson logo is rendered as a sticker, it is still an excellent display model nonetheless. I just hope that this promo will find its way to other regional LEGO stores worldwide for everyone to enjoy.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is slated for a LEGO VIP release on July 17, and for the general public on August 1. It comes in at 1,023 pieces, retailing for $99.99 USD.

LEGO Astronaut Training In-Store Event Happening at the LEGO Store Leicester Square

LEGO’s official Facebook page has posted an event that will bring out the LEGO Astronaut in you. Dubbed as LEGO Astronaut Training, this series of in-store events will be held at the LEGO Store Leicester Square in London throughout the entire week from July 22 to 28. One of the event’s highlights is July 24’s Make and Take activity where participants will get to build a LEGO mini space shuttle and they will get to bring this home as well. Participants will also have an opportunity to be a part of creating a mystery LEGO mural which will be announced during the week.

There are no details yet regarding any pre-registration, so I suggest that you keep tabs about this event via LEGO’s Facebook page.  More so if you will be at Leicester Square during these dates. Read on for more details about this event, and while you’re at it don’t forget to check out the latest LEGO City Space sets now available at shop.LEGO.com.

To become a LEGO Astronaut you must complete your training!
Join us in the LEGO Store Leicester Square and take part in our exciting activities that are out of this world! 🚀

Here is a snapshot of the challenges you will face in-store:

Monday & Tuesday: 22nd – 23rd July
👨‍🚀 Take part in Astronaut training challenges

Wednesday: 24th July
2-4pm
🛰️ Build a space shuttle and take it home for free

Thursday & Friday: 25th – 26th July
ALL DAY
Contribute in building a MASSIVE mystery LEGO Mural!
📸 Don’t miss a picture in a LEGO space suit

Saturday & Sunday: 27th and 28th July
ALL DAY
🌌 See the finished Space mosaic on display and take part in other space build challenges

* Get a unique stamp for your passport for every challenge you take part in
* Pass your astronaut training and you will receive a certificate of completion
* Don’t forget to check out the Exclusive LEGO Lunar Lander and the LEGO City Space sets

New LEGO Polybag Promotional Items Now Available At UK LEGO Shop@Home

It looks like LEGO fans have another reason to be happy in addition to LEGO’s Double VIP points launching. If you’re in the UK and you plan to make those big LEGO purchases online at LEGO Shop@Home regional website, then be sure to check your virtual shopping bag because it’s most likely that LEGO is throwing in a couple of new LEGO polybag promotional items as well.

The LEGO Creator Pelican (30571) polybag is yours for free for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth £35 and more. This polybag comes in at 62 pieces and valued at $3.99 USD. It is a 3-in-1 set that allows you to also build two animal variants.

New LEGO Polybag Promotional Items

Build a cute Pelican 3-in-1 set with a large opening beak that’s perfect for catching tasty fish! Then rebuild it into a bouncing bunny with posable ears or a busy bird with flappy wings.

The next polybag up for grabs is the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Crawler (30451). Coming in at 38 pieces, this polybag comes with a generic Spider-Man minifigure aboard a brick-built mechanical spider. This polybag promo comes free for a minimum purchase of LEGO Marvel Superheroes merchandise or sets worth £35 and more.

New LEGO Polybag Promotional Items

Your little superhero can climb to the rescue with Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler, with posable legs and a spinning function. This LEGO® Marvel set includes a Spider-Man minifigure.

As of this posting, it seems that that the gift with purchase LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) is still available. However, bear in mind that this promo might as well be over soon but if you see this appear in your shopping cart, then there is a good chance that you might still get one of this.

The UK LEGO Shop@Home portal lists both these new LEGO polybag promotional items as available from July 1 to 14 or until supplies last. Bundle this with LEGO’s ongoing Double VIP points promo then this is one great offer that’s hard to resist.

LEGO Double VIP Points Now Up At LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO VIP members have another reason to smile this month. The LEGO Double VIP Points promotions are now live at shop.LEGO.com, together with the new LEGO City Space sets and even the insanely huge LEGO Jurassic Park T. rex Rampage (75936) which is now available to all.

LEGO Double VIP Points
The LEGO Jurassic Park T. rex Rampage (75936)

If you’re eyeing on these and much more including the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) just in time for Season 3 of Netflix’s hit sci-fi mystery series, then this is a great chance to rack up on those double VIP points. The LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266) is also a great addition to that LEGO City Space MOC that you might be working on. Another good thing is that both the LEGO City Lunar Space Station (60227) and Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228) comes with double VIP points until the end of this month. So be sure to grab these sets as well.

LEGO Double VIP Points
LEGO City Lunar Space Station (60227)

 

LEGO Double VIP Points
The LEGO CIty Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228)

The LEGO double VIP points promo is the best time to get more value out of those big LEGO sets that you’re planning to buy. And with LEGO’s announcement of a better, more exciting LEGO VIP rewards system, then now is the best time to earn and stock up on those points.

July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights and Promotions

LEGO is pushing through with its plans of going entirely digital now that the July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has been released online. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s in store for LEGO fans next month.

LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO Store Calendar

July 1-31: Weekly Building Challenges

Starting every Monday of July, your local LEGO store will feature space-themed building challenges where participants may have their brick creations put on display. I’m not quite sure if registration is required but I guess the calendar implies that walk-ins are also accepted.

 

July 12-14: It’s Christmas in July!
The exclusive, gift-with-purchase set Christmas Gift Box (40292) from last year, 2018.

This is quite interesting since this promo is available only on weekends, and the calendar did not exactly specify what could be the exclusive offer. However, since this portion of this advert mentions that the offer is valid until supplies last, I am assuming that the set to be given away is the limited edition 2018 holiday gift-with-purchase set, Christmas Gift Box (40292).  This is a gorgeous set filled with hidden surprises, so if you missed out on this one, be sure to drop by your local LEGO Store during this 3-day promo event.

 

July 10-17: Monthly Mini Build – Fun Frog (40326)
Fun Frog Mini Build (40326)

To reserve a spot, visit your local LEGO® Store starting July 5. This requires getting a bit of being used to since LEGO has dropped the online registration mechanics in favor of an in-store one. What also seems to be puzzling is that the Mini Builds page of LEGO Shop@Home specifically states that the MMB program has been discontinued since April of this year, with only the building instructions published on their page. Personally, I like the idea of having Monthly Mini Builds since a lot of kids (and adults as well) get to bring home free LEGO. We just have to wait and see where these changes will lead us.

 

July 18-21: Free LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) Polybag

For the entire third week of July, LEGO Stores will be running a promotional that fans will find enticing. The LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) polybag can be yours for free for a minimum single receipt purchase of LEGO products worth $40 USD and above, or while supplies last.

 

As you can see from this LEGO Store Calendar, the month of July also marks the release of some of the highly anticipated LEGO sets such as the LEGO Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (75936) and the latest wave of LEGO Harry Potter 2019 sets.  Be sure to drop by at the LEGO brand store nearest you for more details about these promos.

Here’s Your Chance to Bring Home a LEGO Harry Potter Golden Snitch at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble stores will be running a Make and Take building event on July 13 as promoted over at their website. LEGO fans who missed out on Indigo/Chapters Bookstore’s LEGO promotional building event in Canada last October will be glad to know that B&N will be running their own promo with a slightly upgraded  LEGO Harry Potter Golden Snitch freebie.

LEGO Harry Potter Golden Snitch

Expect more info will come in as we approach the end of this month, especially if this event requires pre-registration. While waiting, you may want to check out Rebrickable’s version of this LEGO Harry Potter Golden Snitch and see if you have the parts needed to build it. There are no building instructions included but I guess its relatively easy considering that it only comes in at 35 pieces. Take note that this version was the one given away in Indigo Bookstores in Canada.

LEGO Harry Potter Golden Snitch
Giveaway on October 13, 2018 at Indigo/Chapters bookstores for launch of new Fantastic Beasts movie.

Be sure to check out the rest of LEGO Harry Potter summer 2019 sets that are both available at Barnes & Noble and at LEGO Shop@Home in July. Just click on the following links below to bring you at LEGO’s online shopping portal for each particular set. Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

Expecto Patronum (75945)
Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge (75946)
The Knight Bus (75957)
Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue (75947)
Hogwarts Clock Tower (75948)

 

Exclusive LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334) Still Available in UK LEGO Stores

In case you haven’t received this next LEGO Gift-With-Purchase set and you happen to be in the UK, you might be glad to know that the exclusive LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334) promotional set is still available in the region both in-store and online. After being first spotted back in March via a Spanish LEGO Store flyer, its good to know that this LEGO GWP set is still up, though only limited currently to the UK and other parts of Europe until the end of this month or until supplies last.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334)

For a minimum single receipt purchase of any LEGO Disney set or merchandise worth £75 and above, you can bring home this 211-piece exclusive set that features a unique Tony Stark minifigure with Mark 8 mid-transformation Iron-Man decoration.

Here’s the complete promotional description of the exclusive LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334). Remember, this promo currently runs in the UK and other parts of Europe only until June 30. You may receive this set either as an add-on both to your in-store LEGO purchases or online.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40334)

Free Exclusive LEGO® Avengers Tower (40334) offer is valid for purchases online at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 17/06/2019 to 30/06/2019, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than £75 in LEGO Disney™ merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s). It cannot be purchased, exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Offer may not be valid at LEGOLAND® Parks, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres or LEGO Certified Stores. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

 

LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers Rumored to be the Next LEGO Promotional Set

To celebrate the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) a few weeks ago, LEGO also threw in a sweet Make and Take Event at it’s Flatiron (NY) and Leicester (London) LEGO Stores. Needless to say, the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers was a hit to LEGO and Netflix fans where in-store patrons get to build this iconic fort in the woods and bring them home at the same. Eventually, building instructions were released online showing how to recreate this 48-piece set less the two exclusive stickers of course.  Of course, if we will have our way, it will be nice to have this Make and Take promotional be available across all LEGO brand stores in the country. And thanks to a report by The Brick Fan, it might be the case

Castle Byers take away build from LEGO Stranger Things event. More photos and instructions at Imgur link. from lego

It was rumored that after the initial debut of both the Upside Down (75810) and the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers, the latter will eventually be introduced as the next Make and Take promotional across LEGO Stores in the US. LEGO Stores are somehow mum about this, but according to The Brick Fan, registration for this event may actually start tomorrow, June 10. That’s good news especially if you’re a devoted LEGO collector. I know this set is relatively easy to make with all its parts readily available in your modest LEGO collection. However, if you’re a LEGO completionist and wishes to have the exclusive Castle Byers stickers that go with it, then be sure to check out with your local LEGO store to confirm this Make and Take promotional.

The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $199.99 USD. Coming in at 2,287 pieces with eight (8) instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon.