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.

LEGO Officially Introduces the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas blog site has posted its official reveal of the next fan-designed,  gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448). If you recall, this freebie concept was the overall winner of the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car contest back in 2019.

Valued at $15, this LEGO freebie will be available all throughout the month of January 2021 or while supplies last. This cool brick replica of the classic Aedelsten deluxe hardtop convertible will be added to your LEGO shopping cart starting today, with a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $85 or more, or while supplies last.

Check out the set’s product description below, plus its crisp official photos. And for the latest LEGO sets that debuted in 2021, be sure to take a look over at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

189 pieces | Valued at $14.99 | Gift-With-Purchase set for minimum LEGO purchases worth $85 or more. 

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

LEGO® fans aged 12 and up will love building this winning model from the LEGO Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. The winning design came from Arne in Germany and received twice as many votes as the runner-up. Developed in co-operation with the winner, this stylish vintage car comes in eye-catching teal, inspired by the winner’s daughter’s favorite color. With 2 minifigures, the car fits perfectly in the universe of LEGO modular buildings, adding a touch of fun to other LEGO creations.

  • Build the winning entry from the LEGO® Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. Includes license plate stickers and 2 minifigures.
  • Makes a great gift for LEGO® fans or vintage car enthusiasts.
  • Measures over 5 in. (14 cm) long, 1 in. (5 cm) wide, and 1 in. (4 cm) high.

LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) Confirmed as Next 2021 Promotional Set

Last month, LEGO gave us a teaser of our next LEGO Harry Potter promotional in the form of the LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628). Aside from the set’s building instructions now posted over at LEGO’s Customer Service Portal, it now seems that LEGO Shop@Home has also updated its listing to now include a full product page for this brick-built critter.  Check out its description below.

LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628)

320 pieces | Valued at $19.99

LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters

Kids can recreate one of the most memorable scenes from Harry Potter™ and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ with the cool, collectible LEGO® Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) toy. When Harry receives new school books for his third year at Hogwarts™, the Book of Monsters scurries around the room trying to bite him! Likewise, when this LEGO model is pulled across a flat surface, its mouth opens and closes. The set also includes a LEGO Draco Malfoy™ minifigure decorated in his school uniform.

  • The brown, LEGO® magical book is decorated with teeth, straps, and studs.
  • A mechanism opens and closes the book’s mouth when it is dragged across a flat surface.
  • With 320 pieces and measuring over 4” (12cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide, this buildable Harry Potter™ Monster Book of Monsters makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids aged 10 and up.

From the get-go, LEGO makes it clear that this set is intended to be a freebie to be made available anytime soon. And now that it has made its official appearance at  LEGO Shop@Home, it’s just a matter of time when this promotional set will be offered. In fact, The Brick Fan was able to confirm that the LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters will be offered sometime in January for qualifying LEGO Harry Potter purchases worth $75 and above. If this proves to be true, then we can most likely expect two promotional items in January, the other one in the form of the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448). It’s a really great way to start your LEGO 2021 shopping if such is the case.

If you’ve set your eyes on the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moments sets and are planning to get them as well, then having The Book of Monsters added to your LEGO HP collection is certainly a welcomed treat. Just be sure to keep tabs with LEGO Shop@Home and here on our blogsite for further updates.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) Gift-With-Purchase Set Coming in January 2021

Last week, we reported on a rumor that was making rounds across the LEGO fan community that the next LEGO Ideas set may already be on its way towards LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And to make it even more special, the rumored release of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith in January 2021, will be accompanied by the next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set coming from the fan-inspired theme. And from the looks of it, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) is all poised to be the initial GWP set of 2021. Since we don’t have any better images as of the moment, I guess we just have to settle for this one. I’ll update this post once LEGO releases their official images.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car will be added to your LEGO shopping cart automatically for every single-receipt qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth 85 euros or more via LEGO Shop@Home and at LEGO brand stores. The promo may last until the middle of January 2021 or while supplies last.

If you recall, the LEGO Ideas  Vintage Car emerged as the overall winner in the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car building contest held in the latter part of 2019, earning more than 1,400 LEGO fan votes among other entries. This upcoming freebie is based on the creation of LEGO fan Versteinert and his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC. There’s not much of a difference from the fan version to that of the final LEGO Ideas version, save for some minor changes in the front of the car and details on the minifigure couple included with the set.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan design. Not the final product.
LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan design. Not the final product.

We haven’t heard anything yet from LEGO US regarding this next promotional freebie, but I can safely guess that more details (and even perhaps a better, closer look) about the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) may appear on the copy of the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar which will be uploaded to LEGO servers anytime soon.  Stay tuned for more updates.

LEGO Seasonal 2021 Collectible Sets Revealed

It looks like LEGO has started rolling out some of its LEGO Seasonal 2021 sets, and thanks to Brickset, we can now know what to expect from these buildable collectibles. These images may not be as crisp as the ones we usually share with you, but they give us a good look at what we can anticipate from them. These images are basically pooled together by Brickset which came from LEGO’s usual legal certification process.

First off, in continuation of its Lunar New Year commemorative sets, we have next year’s LEGO Seasonal Year of Ox set. This is the 8th set under this commemorative series, following 2020’s LEGO Seasonal Year of the Rat (40355). These particular seasonal sets are usually distributed as gift-with-purchase freebies during the latter part of January.

Moving forward, we have the usual seasonal sets that celebrate the love month of February. The LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Bear is all poised to be a cute gift during next year’s Valentine’s season, featuring a buildable bear in a picnic park vignette flanked with a trio of brick-built heart ballons. This animal build concept is somewhat reminiscent of LEGO’s earlier releases particularly 2016’s LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Cupid Dog (40201).

And to cap off your Heart’s Day celebration, LEGO is throwing in a pair of buildable flowers that are perfect expansion sets of sorts to LEGO’s upcoming LEGO Creator Expert Botanical Collection.  I love how the roses turned out, while the buildable tulips will also be a great addition to a LEGO-inspired bouquet.

We have no additional info about these sets as of the moment, but we can expect them to be available during the 2nd half of January at the most. Check out their images below and don’t forget to subscribe here to our blog site for more LEGO news and updates. I’ll be updating this post once clearer images of these LEGO Seasonal 2021 sets are out.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Ox (40417)

LEGO Seasonal 2021

LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Bear (40462)

 

LEGO Creator Roses (40460)

LEGO Seasonal 2021

 

LEGO Creator Tulips (40461)

 

Check Out the December 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and Featured Freebies

We’re just counting the days before we once more share the spirit of the holidays. And despite the current pandemic that drastically altered our lives, there are still plenty of reasons to make this holiday season fun and worthwhile. So if you’re still out and about planning your Christmas wishlist, then you may want to check out the December 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, and all the freebies and offerings that it has in store.

The past months saw LEGO struggling to open its physical stores to the public because of the limitations imposed by the pandemic. However, now that safety protocols are in place and people are now more conscious of keeping these health protocols, LEGO has gradually opened its brand stores once more to the public. In fact, some of their promotional freebies are now exclusively available in-store for those who will opt to make the most out of the LEGO Store experience.

That being said, let’s take a look at the promotional offerings that LEGO has in store for December. You may also download a PDF version of the December 2020 LEGO Store Calendar right here.

Free LEGO Seasonal Ice Skating Rink  (40416)

December 1 to 24, 2020, or until supplies last. 

December 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

This year’s LEGO holiday season exclusive freebie is the minifigure vignette, LEGO Ice Skating Rink (40416). This seasonal gift-with-purchase set features a playable, rotating skating rink with two minifigures. This exclusive set will be added to your cart automatically for free once your single-receipt purchase of LEGO products reaches $150 or more both in-store and online via LEGO Shop@Home.

 

Free LEGO VIP Stationery Holiday Gift Set 2020 (5006482)

December 1 to 15, 2020, or until supplies last. 

December 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Here’s a great way to wrap up your LEGO holiday presents. As a LEGO VIP member and for every LEGO qualifying purchase of any LEGO sets or products worth $40 or more, will entitle you to this free LEGO Stationery Holiday Gift Set. Each set comes with a nice collection of gift wraps, gift bags, tags, stickers, and ribbons. This promo is available for LEGO VIP members from December 1 to 15 or while supplies last, so be sure to time your purchases during these dates if you want to add that extra LEGO touch to your holiday presents. This offer is also available both in-store and online.

 

Free LEGO Creator Train (30575)

December 14 to 24, 2020, or while supplies last. 

December 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

It’s nice to see that LEGO is throwing in another freebie for those who will be diving into the last leg of the holiday shopping rush. It is also interesting to note that the LEGO Creator Train (30575) polybag will only be offered as an in-store promotional for those who will be making their purchases in LEGO brand stores during these promo dates. This polybag freebie will be added to your cart for every qualifying LEGO purchase of $40 and above.

As a final note, I have to say that I kind of miss the monthly in-store events and additional freebies that LEGO used to sponsor. But I guess it’s a necessary sacrifice to make sure everybody is safe. I just hope this pandemic will soon end and that 2021 will offer a better, brighter year for all of us. Happy holidays everyone!

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary Set (40370) Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Well, this one flew right off the shelf pretty fast. LEGO Shop@Home has briefly listed the LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary Set (40370) and it was just sold out in a matter of minutes.

If you recall, this set has been launched as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) set during the first quarter of the year as part of LEGO’s 40th-year celebration of its Trains theme.  And for a very limited time – which I surmise depends on its availability – the LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary set was made available for sale for $19.99 over at LEGO Shop@Home in the US. And as expected, in just a matter of minutes, this commemorative set was instantly sold out.

There’s was no particular product description mentioned on its product page as of to date, except for the same details that were mentioned when it was posted as a promotional item back in March. LEGO has not released any statement yet if we will still see this set back for sale, or if it is really only a one-time deal.

For now, in case you still missed out on this collectible set, you may just want to try and build one of your own since LEGO has posted the set’s building instructions online. There are no unique pieces as it seems, save for the stickers and the exclusive train operator minifigure that comes with it. Here is the set’s parts inventory if in case you want to check if you have the necessary parts available.

Let me know in the comments below if you managed to get this one, and share your impressions about this LEGO Trains commemorative set.

Be Sure To Catch These LEGO Promotional Items This December

The holiday season is now in full swing and while perhaps most of us are waiting for the arrival of some of 2021’s most anticipated sets like the upcoming LEGO Creator Expert Police Station modular set, you might want to draft your end-of-the-year LEGO shopping list and bag these neat LEGO promotional items this December.

LEGO Shop@Home in the US has just updated its offers and promotions page to now include not one, but three LEGO promotional items that will be added to your cart for free with LEGO qualifying purchases that you’ll make this month.

LEGO Seasonal Ice Skating Rink (40416)

304 pieces | Available from December 1 to 12, 2020 or while supplies last

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This year’s holiday seasonal freebie now comes in the form of a playable skating rink. As a fan of minifig vignettes, I love the way how designers cleverly used the splat-gear pieces to make the minifigure skaters circle the ice skating rink. The choice of color is also perfect in my opinion as it captures the holiday fun of playing outdoors. Coming in at 304 pieces, this freebie also comes with 2 minifigures, some pine trees, a small stall, and a mini fountain of sorts at the center of the build. This promotional item will be added to your cart for a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO product(s) worth $150 and above. This promo will end by next week December 12, so be sure to plan your next LEGO purchase before then if you wish to bag this one.

 

LEGO Disney Frozen 2 Olaf’s Traveling Sleigh (40361)

97 pieces | Available from December 1 to 31, 2020 or while supplies last

This next freebie is not entirely new since it was already offered before in 2019 as one of the LEGO promotional items to promote the launch of  LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets. However, if you missed out on Olaf’s Traveling Sleigh (40361) during that time, then here’s your chance to get it for free. For every single-receipt purchase of any of the following LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets – 41164, 41165, 41166, 41167, 41168, 41169, and 43172 – worth $50 and above, you’ll have Disney’s most adorable snowman added to your cart for free. The set comes in at 97 pieces, and a great way to get Olaf’s minifigure for free.

 

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288) polybag

48 pieces | Available from December 1 to 31, 2020 or while supplies last

Here’s another opportunity to bag a missed promotional, in case you missed this one back in 2018. The LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (40288) polybag was also one of the LEGO promotional items that were launched as a way of celebrating 2018’s LEGO May the 4th celebrations. This mini-build of BB-8 has proven to be quite popular that LEGO opted to do a re-run of this promo in October of the same year. And if for some reason you still missed out on this polybag freebie, then here’s your chance to bag this one. Coming in at 48 pieces, the LEGO Star Wars BB-8 will be available throughout December or while supplies last. It will be yours free for every single-receipt qualifying purchases of any LEGO Star Wars products worth $40 and above.

 

Needless to say, these freebies are nice little gifts that LEGO has in store for us this month. Just be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home or with the LEGO brand store nearest you. Happy holidays and keep on building!

LEGO VIP Weekend Offering: the LEGO 2×4 Teal Brick (5006291)

Here’s another incentive for those who will be making their next LEGO purchase this weekend. The LEGO 2×4 Teal Brick (5006291) is another LEGO freebie that can be yours when you make your next qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $200 and more. You better be quick though, because similar to the seasonal LEGO VIP exclusive, the LEGO Charles Dickens Tribute (40410), the LEGO 2×4 Teal Brick will only be available from November 21 to 22, 2020, or while supplies last.

If you recall, this display set is very much the same as that of the Buildable Red Brick (5006085) which was offered to LEGO VIP members as a pre-Black Friday promo from last year. In fact, you can even recreate your own collection of buildable bricks using the instructions that we also shared in that post. There are some minor differences in terms of pieces between that of the Red Brick and the Teal Brick, but whatever is the case, you can surely tweak with these parts and see which is possible using pieces from your own LEGO collection.

Aside from these great freebies, LEGO purchases that you will make during the weekend both in-store in all LEGO brand stores, and online at LEGO Shop@Home, will also entitle you to double VIP points. Just be sure to sign up as a LEGO VIP member to enjoy these perks. We just have to wait and see if somehow these freebies will appear again during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.

LEGO Chariot (5006293) To Be Offered as a Promotional Item for the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum

LEGO certainly has something in store for this year’s Black Friday event. And with the launch of the massive LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum (10276) on November 27, LEGO is gearing up a freebie for those who will get this set in the form of the exclusive LEGO Chariot (5006293).

The reveal came via the German online portal of LEGO Shop@Home which means that we can expect this set to appear in other regions anytime soon. The LEGO Chariot (5006293) comes in at 127 pieces and features a gladiator minifigure, the chariot itself, and two brick-built horses. Thanks to Lukas from the Stone Wars, we get to see a better image of this freebie. The box art for this set also follows the design of another earlier released promotional item in the form of Yoda’s Lightsaber (5006290) which was offered as a free item when you purchase the LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) earlier last month.

If you have plans of getting the Colesseum, then I guess this is a nice free item to receive as well. However, as Lukas pointed out, the elements that comprise this promotional is not entirely new. It should be noticed right away that the main selling point of the LEGO Chariot is its accompanying minifigure. But a closer look reveals that the minifigure’s printed torso is the same as that from the more recent version of LEGO Ninjago’s Cole, specifically from sets such as Zane’s Mino Creature (71719), Skull Sorcerer’s Dungeon (71722), and Fire Stone Mech (71720). There’s maybe a bit of redemption in the use of the silver helmet though since it seems that this particular silver piece was only offered in three sets in the past – under the earlier version of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (5378) in 2007, and from two now discontinued LEGO Knights Kingdom sets from 2006 and 2009. And for 550 bucks for the cost of the LEGO Colosseum, I really hope that LEGO could have added more value to the LEGO Chariot as well. Perhaps an exclusive minifigure in the likes of the gladiator minifigs found in LEGO CMF Series 5 and Series 17 could really be a motivation for getting the LEGO Colosseum. Or perhaps throwing in actual LEGO figures for the horses instead of brick-built ones, and adding more characters to make a complete scene fitting for a royal duel inside the ancient arena. Well, these are possibilities that I wish LEGO looked into considering the cost of this next LEGO investment.

In any case, I agree that serious LEGO adult fans will get the LEGO Colesseum for the sake of this exquisite set and not just for any of its attached promotional offers. But then again, it will not harm anyone if we just think of these possibilities.

So what do you think of the new promotional LEGO Chariot (5006293)? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.