The Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue Can Be Yours via LEGO’s Twitter Page!

Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando has begun, and LEGO is definitely not missing out on the excitement of the occasion.  A few days ago, LEGO has unveiled this year’s Star Wars Celebration exclusive which is a fitting nod to the very first Star Wars film ever made 40 years ago. The LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue is a special-edition exclusive inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film Episode IV – A New Hope. However, this unnumbered set is not that easy to acquire. LEGO has made this so exclusive that you have to be physically present at the SW Celebrations, and even having the chance of purchasing it there must be raffled off (which have started already by the way).

So for those who cannot make it in Orlando and is still hoping to have a piece of the Star Wars Celebration with them in LEGO, there is good news. LEGO, via its Twitter page, has just announced another raffle where you can get the chance of owning the LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue. You can go through the lengthy rule book right here, or you can just simply retweet this post from the official LEGO Twitter page as you can see below. No purchase is necessary to enter the raffle.

To enter the Prize Giveaway, follow the instructions on the LEGO Twitter Website www.Twitter.com/LEGO_Group. To enter, simply RT (ReTweet) clearly designated competition tweets posted by @LEGO_Group during the entry period. Potential Winners will be chosen by random draw from among all eligible entries received, to be conducted by members of the LEGO Social Media Team. Random Drawings occur daily during the entry period.

 

May the Force be with us (and bring home the prize)! Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando is now happening at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and runs until Easter Sunday on the 16th. For everything awesome built out of LEGO bricks, be sure to stop by the LEGO booth (#2630) and for other cool Star Wars toys and stuff, be sure to check out Wildcard Toys’ booth near the stage of the Convention Center.

 

LEGO Super Heroes GOTG Vol. 2 Mini Milano (30449) Now for Sale at Toys R Us in the UK.

For those of you who can’t wait to have their hands on the coolest brick-built ride on this side of Marvel galaxy, then you’ll be happy to know that the LEGO Superheroes Mini Milano (30449) is now up for sale at Toys R Us in the UK for £4.99, or roughly $6 USD – and of course, you have to be in the UK to actually purchase this polybag. If you recall, we first knew about the Milano’s LEGO micro-scale version when we first featured it in February. True to form and coming in at 64 pieces, the Mini Milano is a perfect replica of its larger cousin as seen in the LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Milano vs. The Abilisk (76081).

There is no word on when it will be offered in local TRU stores in the US since LEGO has already slated it as a LEGO Store promotional for the month of May. The Mini Milano is available for FREE in all LEGO Brand Stores in the US starting May 8 until 21, with every single receipt purchase of $35 or more.

 

Here’s a little more about the famed ship of Marvel’s most adorable motley crew.

Have lots of construction and building fun with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy The Milano. Embark on an exciting cosmic adventure with this micro-scale version of Star-Lord’s Milano spaceship from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, featuring six adjustable wings and engines.

Featuring everyone’s favorites from the Marvel universe, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes brings such heroes as Spider-Man and many other characters from the Marvel universe to your child’s play room. Building each play set will really test their construction skills and their ability to follow instructions, but the fun doesn’t end there. All of these characters need voices and your child’s imagination will give them stories to tell and parts to play, whether they’re saving the world or doing battle with each other. With inspiration from LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to learn, play, create and build, every day can be different!

  • Micro-scale The Milano spaceship
  • The Milano features 6 adjustable wings
  • Pieces: 64

 

Thanks to Bricks Fans for the tip.

 

 

LEGO Store May Calendar Now Up!

The LEGO Store Calendar for the month of May has now been released, and it is a fitting tribute for that month where legions of the Star Wars faithful gather and celebrate, especially that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga. Check out the highlights for next month’s LEGO Store events.

 

May 2 to 3: FREE VIP Monthly Mini Build.

For the month of May, the next FREE mini build will be the Car (40243). To reserve a spot, visit shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting April 15.

 

 

May 4 onwards: Get the new D2C exclusive, LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) available only in LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com.

This latest UCS set is slated to be the highlight of LEGO’s May the 4th celebrations. The LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) has already been revealed and will be available to all, starting of course, on May 4. The next Ultimate Collector Series hailing from the Resistance comes in at 1,703 pieces and will retail at $200.

 

May 4 to 7: Free R2-D2 (30611) polybag set with a LEGO Star Wars Purchase of $50 + Double VIP Points.

The highly sought after buildable R2-D2 polybag set is the Star Wars promotional highlight for next month, in line with the movie franchise’s 40th anniversary. A healthy amount of interest surrounded the most popular droid on the planet, especially now that he comes as a sought after, brick-built collectible. For me, it is a better deal as compared to previous years’ SW minifigure promotional. It is also wise to assume that this polybag set will go out fast because of the very limited window of opportunity in which it will be offered.

To spice things up, LEGO is throwing in another round of Double VIP points throughout the week on ALL LEGO Star Wars sets, plus discounts on selected ones. On a side note, the UCS Snowspeeder is not included on the list of sale items. However, if you’re holding back on your purchase of the Battle of Scariff (75171) and Y-Wing Starfighter (75172), next month is the best time to get them since both sets will earn you 50 bonus VIP points if you purchase them in May.

 

May 4: Special Star Wars Events in Stores!

Throughout the whole day, children ages 6-14 may visit any LEGO Store dressed up in their favorite Star Wars character and join in the Search & Find activity where participants can receive a pair of collectible Yoda ears (not sure how it will look like though, maybe a cap of some sorts?). In the afternoon at 5PM, participants will also get a chance to participate in a minifigure speed build challenge where the fastest builder will receive a free minifigure. Participation in the minifig speed build challenge may require registration so be sure to ask a Brick Specialist.

 

May 8 to 21: Free Mini Milano With Purchases of $35 or More!

Right after the buildable R2-D2 promotional, comes the FREE LEGO Marvel Supeheroes GOTG Vol. 2 Milano (30499) polybag. Though this polybag set will be available for a longer promotional period as compared to R2, better expect this one to fly out of the shelves quickly as well.

 

Whole Month of May: Receive a Special Star Wars passport stamp when you download the LEGO Life App.

 

April 24 to June 25: Help the Rebel Alliance Build a Base Camp.

Take part in the Rebel Alliance by building vehicles, aircrafts or droids for the base camp at your local LEGO Store. Snap a photo of your creation and upload it to the LEGO Life app to receive a pair of wearable Yoda ears while supplies last. This building activity is for children ages 6-14 only.

 

May 13 and 14: Mother’s Day Weekend Building Event.

On Mother’s Day, come in and build a spring inspired Tulip (40039) mini build that you get to take home for FREE. This event is for VIP members and intended for ages 6 to 14 years old. Registration is required so be sure to inquire at your nearest LEGO Store.

 

Interestingly, the LEGO Store May Calendar also gives us a peek at some LEGO Duplo sets (Flo’s Café 10846 and Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 Race 10744) dedicated to Disney’s Cars 3, just before it debuts in cinemas in August. Starting May, several Minecraft, Elves, Star Wars, and Marvel Superheroes sets will also be available so be sure to check them out.

 

 

Buildable LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) Polybag Set Off To Be This Year’s May the 4th Promo.

Last January, we previously reported on the possibility that another Star Wars polybag is set up to be this year’s May the 4th promotional. Thanks to The Brick Fan, we now have word that this is most likely the case. Based on a tip from one of their readers, it was said that the brick-built LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) polybag will be available for free during the May the 4th celebrations for a minimum purchase of $75 at all LEGO Brand stores and online.

 

It is somehow different from last year’s promotional where we got the LEGO Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper (30602) minifigure polybag. Reception for the said minifig was not all smiles and praises to say the least, and hopefully this year’s promo will make up for all of that. It is expected that this year’s buildable R2-D2 will be a more welcomed promotional – an eBay posting from January saw the 30611 auctioned for the insane price of $100. Building instructions for the R2-D2 polybag is also available online in case you want to give it a try ahead of May.

Expect an official word from LEGO once the LEGO Store Calendar for May 2017 is released next week. So what do you think about this year’s LEGO May the 4th promotional? Do you think this is a better deal as compared to previous ones?

 

 

LEGO Uniqlo Promotionals Are Back.

A year ago, we featured Uniqlo’s awesome line-up of LEGO inspired shirts that comes with a cool bunch of LEGO promotionals. This time around, Uniqlo teams up with the Danish toy maker once again to provide every LEGO fan at heart the life wear that suits their personality. The good news is that for residents in the US, these latest line up of LEGO Uniqlo shirts is now offered for a discounted price of as much as 35% off if you order them online. Check out these fine prints and see what suits your LEGO style.

   

In related news, LEGO fans in the Philippines may probably have a better deal on these Uniqlo shirts. Uniqlo Philippines have just announced another LEGO promotional similar to what they did last year when they gave away a free LEGO mini monthly build for every purchase of 1 LEGO Uniqlo shirt. This time around, several FREE polybags from 2016’s LEGO City line are up for grabs when you buy a LEGO Uniqlo shirt beginning March 27 to April 14 or until supplies last.

These free polybags include: Prison Island Helicopter (30346), Fire Car (30347), Mini Dumper (30348), and Sports Car (30349). Personally, I prefer this year’s promotional as compared from the previous one. These selections of polybags will be a very nice addition to any LEGO City MOC that you are planning to do.

Here’s Uniqlo’s announcement via their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/uniqlo.ph/posts/1223136001089482:0

 

If you’re a resident in the Philippines or in the country right now, then be sure to stop by at Uniqlo’s brand stores located in major shopping malls throughout the metro.