From the looks of things, there is another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set slated to be released next month to add to your LEGO Star Wars collections. If you recall earlier in April, we saw this year’s first LEGO Star Wars GWP in the form of the mini Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary (40333) promotional set. The set features the exclusive 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars promotional tile piece, plus a nice micro-scaled build of an AT-AT and a pair of Snowspeeders. As it seems, another LEGO Star Wars GWP is on its way to LEGO Stores according to a report from Stonewars. The source of the info came from an Instagram post of what seems to be a snapshot from a LEGO Store promotional flyer highlighting the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander.
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The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander can easily pass for a polybag promo coming in at approximately 40+ pieces. It features an R2-D2 minifigure, plus microbuilds of a Gonk and Mouse Droid figures atop of a brick-built platform. Similar to the Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary set, the Mini Droid Commander also sports the exclusive commemorative tile which truly makes this microbuild standout. It’s a great display set especially if you happen to purchase its larger counterpart the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253). Here’s a rendering of the Mini Droid Commander using Stud.io courtesy once again of Stonewars.
Since the month of September is just around the corner, we can expect more info to trickle down the pipes on when and how we can avail of this promotional. It’s not a longshot to consider that perhaps we can expect this to be officially revealed via the LEGO Store Calendar for September. Be sure to keep tabs with us for more updates, and for the latest LEGO Star Wars sets available out there, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com.
Another nifty promotional has popped up at my LEGO Shop@Home shopping cart. Other than the free LEGO VIP Reversible Canvas Bag (5005910) that LEGO automatically adds to your haul when you reach a total of $200 worth of LEGO purchase, this time around, LEGO adds another freebie for almost the same promotional price point. The LEGO Picnic Blanket (5006016) can be yours for free for any purchase of LEGO merchandise worth $199 USD. However, this promo is only offered online which means if you wish to get this, you have to make your purchases over at shop.LEGO.com. This promo went live today just in time for some summer fun and will be available until August 25th or until supplies last. Read on for the complete mechanics of this promotional.
Free LEGO Picnic Blanket (item 5006016) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com only, 08/12/19 through 11:59 pm EST 08/25/19, or while supplies last only. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $199 in merchandise only; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. Offer not available in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders. Offer excludes Bricks & Pieces and backorder items. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. One free set per household. Item is valued at approximately $49.99 (US) / $49.99 (CA) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets cannot be purchased. Offers not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time without advance notice.
This next LEGO Star Wars collectible takes its cue from the first Obi-Wan minifigure that was released in LEGO Star Wars Landspeeder (7110) from 1999. It also comes with a buildable stand featuring a printed base with the exclusive 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars logo. This is similar to other collectible minifigures included in the line-up LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets.
We have no other info as of press time regarding the availability of this polybag, but Toys N Bricks surmise that this Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) may be available as an upcoming LEGO promo. LEGO in the past has similarly released several related promotional CMFs including the Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300), DJ (40298) from The Last Jedi subtheme, and the Scariff Stormtrooper (40176) and R3-M2 (40268) both from Rogue One. All of these minifigs were given away for free for qualifying LEGO purchases worth $30 to $50 USD. So it is not far-fetched to consider if this Obi-Wan collectible will have the same treatment.
We’ll be on the lookout once news about this new LEGO Star Wars collectible breaks out. For the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets by clicking on the links below. These links will bring you directly to Amazon in case you haven’t made up your mind yet in purchasing them.
As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of changes with the way LEGO has promoting it’s content and product line-up during these past months, and one of these is the way it delivers info regarding the happenings inside our local LEGO stores. For starters, we all know that the monthly LEGO Store Calendar as we know it has gone through an overhaul, with the digital copy of the calendar only made available at the start of each month.
As such, most fans now need to be quick on spotting LEGO store promos especially those that tend to be offered on a very limited time period. And I guess this is exactly the case with this month’s LEGO Store promos. I have to admit that this may not be new for most of our readers but still, it may be helpful for some who are looking for the best promos this month at their nearby LEGO stores. Just click on the following images to see the LEGO Store August Calendar up-close, or you may opt to download it as a PDF copy.
Unfortunately, this promo is long over as of posting time. The LEGO Friends Mia’s Water Fun (30410) polybag were only available for a day (August 4, 2019) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $35 and above.
Free Reversible Tote Bag for LEGO VIPs
From August 1 to 14, LEGO VIP members with LEGO purchases equal to $200 and more are entitled to a free LEGO Reversible Canvas Bag (5005910) to help you carry your latest LEGO haul. This promo is not new actually since a different version of this tote bag was offered to the general public back in June and November of 2017.
Build a Mini Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and Take It Home for Free
I reckon that this is the most appealing promotional offered for this month. This make-and-take building event is slated in LEGO stores just for one day on August 6, so better expect this to be gone really fast. This mini-build of the iconic Harley-Davidson bike has made its appearance in places like in Germany and China and takes its cue from its larger cousin, the recently released LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269). Do take note that this building event requires pre-registration (which already started last August 1) at your local LEGO store. You must also be age 18 and above to participate.
Ice Cream Truck Building Event
For younger LEGO builders, the LEGO Store is the place to be on August 14 and 20. Children ages 6 to 14 can pre-register to have the chance of building and bringing home this excellent Ice Cream Truck model. Though LEGO didn’t mention specifically that this model is similar to the now practically discontinued Monthly Mini Build promos, the way it works seems to be similar.
Live In-Store LEGO Lab Demos
Throughout the whole month of August, LEGO will be introducing a new hands-on concept to fans and first time LEGO Store visitors. Dubbed as LEGO Lab, LEGO Stores will now have live demonstrations of its latest LEGO sets especially those that feature breakthrough technologies, robotics, and new interactive Powered-Up sets. This includes sets that most likely include the new augmented-reality technology as featured in the LEGO Hidden Side theme and those from new Technic sets that feature the Power-Up technology such as the 4×4 X-Treme Off-Roader (42099).
LEGO fans near NYC, specifically at the Flatiron District, are now just counting the days before the LEGO Store opens its doors for another Make-and-Take Event slated this August. As a way of promoting the new LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269), this next LEGO Make and Take event allows LEGO fans to build a mini-replica of the iconic motorbike using only 70 LEGO pieces. Most of us will probably miss out in bringing home this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build due to obvious geographical reasons, but thankfully, we have the good ol’ folks of Promobricks and their friends to help us figure out how to create our own.
Towards the end of July, bikers and other participants of Dresden, Germany’s Harley Days were in for a brick surprise from the LEGO promotional team. Other than showcasing a life-sized brick model of the famous big bike, participants of the celebrated biker event were treated with a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build which they can construct and take home. As such, those who joined the event managed to snap images of its respective parts list and building instructions as you can see below.
Coming in at 70 pieces, the parts list is pretty straightforward with most of it consisting of Technic parts. There seem to be no exclusive parts included in this mini build, with the exception of the unique Harley-Davidson logo sticker which is exclusive to this mini-build. But even without the sticker sheet, this is still an excellent build that any LEGO rider will surely love to include in his or her collection.
Thanks once again to Promobricks for sharing this to the rest of the LEGO community.
The new LEGO Hidden Side theme will launch next week, and as an added bonus for LEGO fans who are eyeing on these spooky fun sets, LEGO seems to be offering its first promotional set in line with the theme’s release. And thanks to some insider info from Promobricks, we now have our first official set images of the upcoming LEGO Hidden Side Newbury’s Juice Bar (40336). Check these out.
The Newbury’s Juice Bar (40336) set comes in at 127 pieces with two minifigures – Parker and Rocky the juice bar seller, which also transforms into a ghost. The Juice Bar’s roof also features a hidden surprise when flipped up, keeping in tune with the theme’s overall vibe.
I don’t know yet how much exactly you need to spend in LEGO purchases in order to have this set for free, but I guess an amount between $70 to $75 USD is a fair estimate. The rest of the LEGO Hidden Side sets are now listed at LEGO Shop@Home and are expected to be released on August 1st. Additional sets are also posed to be released next year so we’ll keep this under our radars. Have a closer look at these upcoming sets by clicking on the following affiliate links below.
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has now come to a close, and for those who didn’t get a chance to see what LEGO has in store at their massive booth, our friends from Beyond the Brick was kind enough to share their first-hand account of the different happenings at the LEGO Booth at SDCC 2019. Check out their video below.
There is also the LEGO Comic Creation Station where you can create a minifigure version of yourself and be the star of your own comic book. You just have to answer a series of questions that determines the personality and looks of your minifigure avatar, and choose your own comic book theme. After a couple of hours, you can claim your own personalized comic book to bring home as a cool LEGO SDCC souvenir.
Younger LEGO fans also had a blast at the LEGO Booth making their very own minifigure adventures. After creating their physical minifigures at the building stations, these young builders can place their customized minifigs to any of the numerous LEGO Brick Boxes for a fun minifigure scene and photo ops. Designed by Tristan Cain and other top-notch LEGO builders, these minifig scaled backdrops are based on several of LEGO’s licensed themes and other abstract concepts.
Earlier this month, we reported on a LEGO Harley Davidson mini-build make and take event that was launched in China. I have to admit that this is a nice mini-build that I wouldn’t mind breaking down to see how it is was assembled. It’s a cool LEGO collectible to display alongside its bigger brother. LEGO fans in China also had the rare opportunity of meeting one of LEGO’s top designers in the person of Mike Psiaki, who is also the designer behind the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269).
For the rest of us outside of China, our only option to have our hands on this mini-build is to have someone share the building instructions and parts list needed to assemble this. Thankfully, we have Mecabricks user Nigel sharing to us his digital rendition of this LEGO Harley Davidson mini-build. You may check out his page and see if you have the parts needed. Just click on the Editor tab.
You also have a second option though, now that it seems that this make and take promotional will soon arrive in the US. The LEGO Store in the Flatiron District, New York will be hosting the same LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build make and take event on August 10. Other than this highly-sought after freebie, LEGO Store visitors will also get to see a life-sized, brick-built LEGO Harley-Davidson Fatboy consisting of 69,569 LEGO bricks. Plus, you’ll also get to participate in building a LEGO Mystery Mural which will be put on display at the said LEGO Store.
If you’re in the Flatiron District on August 10, be sure to drop by the LEGO Store and participate in these building events. It is unclear though if you need to pre-register, so you may want to keep tabs with this event by following LEGO’s Facebook page and their other social media channels. Thanks once again to Nigel to sharing his digital rendition of this LEGO Harley Davidson mini-build.
LEGO is celebrating Christmas quite early this year with the re-release of its LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) gift-with-purchase set. If you recall, this exclusive GWP set made its debut in October last year and has turned out to be popular among LEGO fans as a seasonal holiday set. This time around, LEGO is bringing this back and we still have until today to get this limited-edition set.
The LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) promotional is running only for 3 days from July 12 to 14, and its a nice bonus if you’ve already made your LEGO purchases during these dates, or is just about to visit the LEGO store for that much-awaited set like the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). The Christmas Gift Box (40292) set is yours for free for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 USD and above. It comes in at 301 pieces and features two minifigures inside a buildable home with a fireplace, that doubles as a holiday present as well.
As of this posting, the Christmas Gift Box is still appearing at my shopping cart at LEGO Shop@Home. Bear in mind that this promotional is only up until today so better hurry if you want to bag this one.
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 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.