March 2019 LEGO VIP Double Points on Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093) and Speed Champions Dodge (75893)

When you’re a member of LEGO’s VIP program, you’re definitely encouraged to buy a little more. After all, that’s how you accumulate points for making later purchases. And every now and then, LEGO motivates you further by doubling acquired VIP points, whether in general or when buying some specific sets.

This month, the double VIP points can be gotten by members on two LEGO sets of a particular theme. That theme is cars. So for LEGO fans who also love cool automobiles then it’s time to break out the savings because these sets will only have double points for March.

For those who like small but many, they might consider getting their double VIP points from the Speed Champions 2-pack of the “Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T” (75893). You get double the Dodge and double the points; what’s not to love?

If on the other hand you prefer one big set but with two possible configurations, then the other March VIP double-point set announced is the LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093). Being able to change between the sleek modern ZR1 and the retro-styled “Hot Rod” was its major selling point.

Of course, you can always buy both. At $29.99 (75893) and $49.99 (42093) they’re not exactly pricey compared to bigger sets. And of course the LEGO VIP program goes for both Shop@Home and in stores. Remember, it only lasts until the end of the month.

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Select LEGO VIP Members Get Offer to Test Upcoming Digital LEGO VIP Card App

For a long time now, part of the LEGO purchasing experience in stores and online is their special VIP program. Who would say no to early availability of the most in-demand upcoming sets? The membership cards are pretty cool too, especially the “Star Wars” variant, and there’s lots of extras that get added on top.

But LEGO has decided that the VIP card was due for an update, to match this tech-heavy age. After considering how many people already use mobile devices to rack up purchase points via online-connected apps, the toy global giant has decided to do the same.

As of this writing, a number of active LEGO VIP members would have received emails from the company. This is an invitation to help test the new Digital VIP card system. These digital cards would most likely be electronically-generated bar codes and serial numbers displayed on a smartphone app.

A VIP member could download the LEGO VIP app and register to get their digital card, which when displayed on a phone can be scanned during purchase to top up points. This option is apparently immediately available already to Black VIP cardholders. When they use the digital VIP card app for the first time they’ll get asked to transition their physical card to a digital alternate.

LEGO’s Digital VIP Card app will be made available on both primary mobile OS platforms: Apple’s iOS and Android. With this, LEGO can also directly send updates about product info and launch dates on user’s phones and tablets. The app of course can show accumulated points for their users’ accounts.

It hasn’t been stated yet when the Digital VIP card app will be made available for general use, but it’ll be a big step up for the LEGO VIP program when the time comes. Above image is courtesy of Brickfanz.com.

Designer Video for LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) and Other Extras to be had with Purchase

It was a time for LEGO and retro automobile fans to rejoice last Friday as the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) was finally released. Not only was the set itself made available, it also came with the sweet collectible keychain (5005822) that works great to show off their owners’ “new” LEGO car.

Hopefully there’s enough stock for that extra goody in stores and on Shop@Home to last until March 10. Apparently over the weekend the keychain (5005822) failed to show up on customers’ purchase carts at Shop@Home despite picking up the Creator Mustang (10265). It has happened a few times with extras before, and should be back to normal now.

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Moving on, there’s also another related event that always comes in the heels of major LEGO set releases. There’s no prize for guessing right; the designer video for the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) online. The video is hosted by the Creator Mustang’s chief designers, Carl Merriam & Mani Zamani.

But there’s more, essentially proving that Creator 10265 is easily one of the biggest products brought out by LEGO this year. If customers bought the set from a store, their purchase will come with yet another freebie: a bumper sticker.

This extra gift, like the keychain (5005822), is totally geared for AFOLs in general and car owners in particular. You’ve got to love the sassiness of a statement like “My other car is a Mustang,” as shared by fellow LEGO news source Avenue of Bricks.

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LEGO has even launched an informal promo campaign to have Creator Mustang (10265) buyers that got the sticker to post a photo of it on their cars and share it on social media (LEGO’s pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Add the LEGO Ideas contest and it’s a promotional extravaganza.

So there you have it. Nothing more needs to be said about how the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) is one priority purchase for LEGO fans, car enthusiast or otherwise.

Promotional Item (Decorative Keychain) Also Coming for LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265) this March 1-10

Anybody claiming that the newly-revealed LEGO Creator Ford Mustang set (10265) sucks is either lying through his teeth, making an ill joke, or is a troll. Just looking at the official images would fire up any LEGO and automotive fan, and proves the Creator line is just as great as LEGO Technic in rendering detailed car models using LEGO pieces.

LEGO is also pretty sure that the Creator Mustang (10265) will be lapped up by collectors come March 1. So they’ve decided to spice up the fans’ anticipation frenzy with a new tie-in promotion. Like so many others, this is a “gift with purchase” thing.

The first LEGO market to make this promotional item known is the LEGO branded store in Shanghai, China. As can be seen in their promo image above, the special item is appropriately a keychain. The ornamentations are a spinner-disk fob with the Ford Mustang Logo on one side and the LEGO logo on the other.

A smaller rectangular fob is also included, it being a small metallic depiction of the LEGO VIP program membership card, with the reverse side showing where the keychain was manufactured (Zhongshan, China) plus date (December 2018). The key ring itself is a basic “circle cotter.”

While the promo item was first shown in China, it’ll be available in all markets, both LEGO stores and Shop@Home, starting March 1 to 10. All one needs to do is buy the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang (10265); that’s all. Keychain supplies will certainly sell out fast, so avid collectors will have to come early.

New LEGO City Promo on Shop@Home This Week: Choose Between 2 Polybags

Back in December last year, when LEGO began showing its latest additions to the City line for 2019 (early), we featured one polybag. It was a model for an ATV with fireman minifigure, one that fits right in with the fire-fighting theme of part of the new LEGO City sets.

While we initially surmised that the LEGO City Fire ATV (30361) was going to be conventionally available on its own, there was also the possibility that LEGO would use the polybag as part of a promo for the City lineup. The latter scenario came true with a new Shop@Home promotion.

In fact, there are two LEGO City polybags that are involved in this “free with purchase” promo for Shop@Home. The second polybag is the Road Worker (30357) which goes well with construction-themed City sets. It features the titular Road Worker minifig with radio and stoplight accessories, plus a buggy equipped with a multi-lighted roadwork sign.

 

As if it weren’t already obvious enough, this promotion entails getting one of these two LEGO City polybags free with a minimum LEGO purchase of $35. The purchase/s must be in City sets and done online in Shop@Home. Buyers need only enter a checkout code corresponding to their desired polybag.

For online checkout, the code for Road Worker (30357) is “CRW1” while the Fire ATV (30361) is “ATV1” (omit the quotes). This LEGO City promotion ends Thursday, February 28 (midnight).

Last 2018 Bricktober LEGO Minifigure Set (5005256) to Finally Hit US LEGO Stores and Shop@Home Next Month

Sometimes, even we who report on the latest LEGO-related news might be too hasty to make definitive statements on any development. Last year we ran several articles on the convoluted release of the 2018 LEGO Bricktober collectible minifigure sets in the US, as they were Toys R Us exclusives and needed to be carried by other retailers in that country.

One by one three of the 4-minifigure Bricktober sets – 5005254, 5005255 and 5005257 – had their chance to appear in either LEGO Stores or retail partners. The fourth, LEGO Marvel (5005256) was never announced for anything and was only ever available on TRU Canada, apparently as an exclusive. By December we had written off 5005256 ever being found normally in America.

That only shows what we know; when it comes to LEGO we should never count them out. According to our fellow LEGO news source and online set guide Brickset, the last piece of the 2018 Bricktober collectible minifigure puzzle is finally hitting the US, soon.

Apparently we have the MCU (obviously) to thank for LEGO Marvel Bricktober (5005256) getting its time in the stateside spotlight. Did you forget? “Captain Marvel” is premiering March 8, and “Avengers: Endgame” follows shortly on April 26. There’s still one, more but it’s these, particularly the second that matters here. There’s nothing like some nice synergy to bring the “prodigal” minifig set home at last.

Long story short, LEGO Stores and Shop@Home US will carry the 2018 Bricktober Marvel minifigure set (5005256) from March 1 to 7. It’ll be added free on any minimum LEGO purchase of $75; even better, it doesn’t have to be all LEGO Marvel products. Now borderline-impatient collectors can get their hands on War Machine, Wong, Tony Stark and Winter Soldier (three Thanos survivors and one victim) to complete the set.

Barnes & Noble Will Be Having a LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event

Barnes & Noble is giving its share of LEGO fun with a LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event happening on February 23, 2PM in all of its stores nationwide. This Make and Take Event is open to kids 12 and below, together with their parents or guardians. Participants will get to build a miniature version of Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket which they can bring home afterwards together with a free LEGO Movie 2 poster. Attendees are then encouraged to share images of their creations via social media using the hashtags #BNLEGObuild and #AwesomerAtBN. To participate, attendees may register and sign-up online through this link.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the next wave of LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets such as the Walmart exclusive LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Emmet and Wyldstyle sets, and the Rexcelsior! (70839). The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will arrive in theaters this Friday, February 8, 2019.

Read on for the full press release of this Barnes & Noble LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event.

Barnes & Noble Celebrates The LEGO® Movie 2 With Build Event at Stores Nationwide, February 23

Fans can Build Their Own LEGO Set Inspired by the Feature Film and Get Exclusive Giveaways, While Supplies Last.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced a LEGO® build event at stores nationwide on Saturday, February 23, at 2 PM, to celebrate the new movie, The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part. Customers will have the opportunity to build and take home Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket, play activities, and get free giveaways, while supplies last. Customers can sign up for the event on BN.com.

“We are thrilled to welcome LEGO fans to our stores to celebrate the highly-anticipated film,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “This event will bring the movie to life by offering fans the chance to have a special, exclusive experience, as well as take home a 2-in-1 build of their very own, Emmett’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket.”

During the event, fans will be able to celebrate The LEGO® Movie 2, which premieres February 8, with a photo opportunity with Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket backdrop and a fun build event, and Barnes & Noble Cafés will offer a special $1 M&M® Blondie Blast for attendees.

Barnes & Noble is also carrying the new line of LEGO products based on The LEGO® Movie 2, including building sets and Young Reader books, on sale in stores and on BN.com.

Select stores may require customers to sign up for the event in advance. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or speak with one of the knowledgeable booksellers for more information.

Attendees of the LEGO build are encouraged to share pictures of the event on their social media channels using the hashtags, #BNLEGOBuild and #BNAwesomerTogether.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store (www.nook.com) features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

LEGO Movie 2 Building Events To Be Held At Select Target Stores

It looks like the LEGO Movie 2 hype lingers on even after the film’s debut in theaters this Friday. Select Target stores will be having their LEGO Movie 2 building events next week, February 16 from 11AM to 2PM CST. This Target in-store event is intended for kids where they will build a ship using LEGO pieces, participate in some in-store games, and as a reward for participating they get to bring home an exclusive vest similar to that of Emmet.

There’s no mention of what kind of ship will the children actually build, so it’s kind of interesting to see how it will look like. I’m not really sure if you need to pre-register for this, so if anyone has additional information regarding this, please do share in the comments below.

But before attending this event, be sure to catch the LEGO Movie 2 in cinemas on February 8, Friday and to check out the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 sets either in Target or at LEGO Shop@Home. Lastly for LEGO BrickHeadz fans out there, Walmart is exclusively offering the LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Emmet (41634) and WyldStyle (41635) sets, and are now available for pre-order at their online store.

Reminder: Free LEGO Duplo Farm (30326) Promotional Polybag in US LEGO Stores

In case you missed it, this year marks the 50th anniversary of LEGO Duplo – those oversized large bricks designed specifically for younger, smaller hands. And to celebrate 50 creative years of nurturing future builders, LEGO offers a new promotional to accompany those big, building blocks that you plan to purchase for your tiny tot. The LEGO Duplo Farm (30326) polybag is yours free, for every single receipt purchase of LEGO Duplo sets worth $20 and above. This latest LEGO Duplo promotional began last January 29 and will end this Thursday February 7, so you still have a couple of days to avail of this promo.

Each LEGO Duplo Farm random blind bag contains 4 LEGO Duplo pieces: two 2×2 Duplo brick, one Duplo flower and a random farm figure which could be a farm boy, farm girl, goat, hen and calf. It’s a great way to build your farm inspired Duplo set, especially if you plan to get the LEGO Duplo Farm Adventures (10869)Farm Pony Stable (10868) or the LEGO Duplo Farm Animals (10870).

This promotion is currently available in all US LEGO brand stores and at the US portal of shop.LEGO.com until this Thursday only. LEGO Stores in the UK and the rest of Europe all offers a similar promotional with the LEGO Duplo Numbers (40304) polybag.

Exclusive and Signed LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures Given Away At Select LEGO Stores

This next LEGO Movie 2 promotional seems to be so low-key that I never recall any mention of it among LEGO’s usual information channels. But considering how sparse they are, then it’s understandable why LEGO would like to keep it this way. Some LEGO fans and VIP members have taken to Twitter to share their find of what could be one of the rarest LEGO minifigure recently released. As it seems, several exclusive and signed LEGO Movie 2 minifigures were given away at selected LEGO Stores in celebration of the upcoming release of the film sequel.

LEGO VIP member Andrew tweeted yesterday that the LEGO Store in Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey gave away a signed a Wasteland Batman minifigure from the LEGO Movie 2. This rare and exclusive minifigure features LEGO Batman as he is seen in the Battle-Ready Batman and MetalBeard (70836) and Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) sets, and it comes with a one-of-a-kind signed minifigure baseplate.

According to the very fortunate LEGO fan, the exclusive minifigure was given away to the first customer of the day who bought a LEGO Movie 2 product (in his case three blind bags of the LEGO Movie 2 collectible minifigures) on February 2. Furthermore, it seems that a handful of these promotional and signed LEGO Movie 2 minifigures were also given away in other LEGO Stores in the country. Another Twitter user also posted another similar find when she bought several LEGO Movie 2 CMF blind bags at the LEGO Store in Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Arizona. What she received was an exclusively signed Tiffany Haddish minifigure, with the actress playing the role of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in the film. It’s nice if we can have a closer look at Haddish’s minifigure counterpart, considering that we don’t have any similar minifigure released together with the currently offered LEGO Movie 2 sets.

It’s interesting to see which other LEGO Movie 2 characters also received the same exclusive treatment. Will we see Emmet or Rex (both played by Chris Pratt), WyldStyle (Elizabeth Banks), Sweet Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) and other signed minifigures as well?

Let us know if you ever spot them in your local LEGO Stores.