LEGO Disney Frozen 2 Olaf’s Traveling Sleigh (40361) Gift-With-Purchase Set Revealed

As you may have known already, the LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are currently available at LEGO Shop@Home alongside the release of the new LEGO Star Wars merchandise for Triple Force Friday.  If you’re a LEGO Disney fan, then you’ll be glad to know that LEGO has thrown in a new gift-with-purchase (GWP) set for qualifying purchases of these new LEGO Disney sets. LEGO’s online store has added to its image cache the LEGO Disney Frozen 2 Olaf’s Traveling Sleigh (40361) which you can find below.

Olaf's Traveling Sleigh (40361)

For those familiar with this LEGO Disney subtheme, the first thing that is noticeable about this GWP set is the inclusion of the newer minidoll version of Olaf that only comes in two particular LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets: Enchanted Tree House (41164) and Anna’s Canoe Expedition (41165). So if you’re a fan of the comical snowman, then having this freebie added to your cart is a great incentive to get this new LEGO Disney sets.

Olaf's Traveling Sleigh (40361) Olaf's Traveling Sleigh (40361) Olaf's Traveling Sleigh (40361)

Olaf’s Traveling Sleigh (40361) comes in at 97 pieces and also includes a mini sleigh, a small buildable Christmas tree and gift, lamp, and a storage box to place Olaf’s skiing accessories.  I don’t see it yet on my shopping cart via LEGO Shop@Home, but since the set’s images have already been added to the online store’s database, then I guess it will just be a matter of time before you see this freebie listed. For now, you may want to delay your purchases a bit if you wish to get this free gift. Word on brick street has it that this free gift will be available from October 7 to 31 or until supplies last so I’ll keep a close eye on this one.

UPDATE: This promo is now currently live at LEGO Shop@Home, confirming our earlier announcement of its availability. You’ll get the Olaf’s Traveling Sleigh (40361) set for qualifying LEGO Disney Frozen purchases worth $50 and above starting today, October 7, until October 20 or when supplies last.

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October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Celebrates Triple Force Friday

The October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has just been released by LEGO, and it underscores everything that we can expect from this week’s Triple Force Friday celebrations. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this month’s LEGO Store calendar and see what cool things we can pick up from our local LEGO brand store. You may also want to check out the entire calendar in PDF format right here, or just click on the following images below.

 

October 4-6: Free Exclusive Battle of Endor (40362) Micro Build

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

For qualifying LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $75 and above, you’ll receive this free LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor – 2oth Anniversary Edition (40362) added to your cart. Just be quick with the mouse trigger though if you will order online at LEGO Shop@Home because this exclusive freebie is only available from October 4 to 6 or until supplies last.

 

October 5: Join a Special Luke Skywalker Timeline Make-and-Take Building Event

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

It’s nice to hear more info about this Triple Force Friday promotional make-and-take event. On October 5, adult fans of LEGO will be treated with another freebie by participating in-stores to create a brick memorabilia of Luke Skywalker’s timeline across the Star Wars films. Take note that this building event is intended for adults ages 18 and above, and will require a pre-registration in-store on October 1st. Fans are also encouraged to come inside LEGO stores dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters from October 4 to 6. Special treats will be given to those who will participate on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

October 16: Visit Your Local LEGO Store to Build a UFO

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

Visit your local LEGO Store to build and take home a UFO minibuild. Same as with LEGO’s previous monthly minibuilds, this building event has limited space and registration is required. In-store signups start on October 3 and are intended for children ages 6 to 14 only.

 

October 4-November 3: Red Squadron Vs Blue Squadron

Come into your local LEGO store to decode hidden building instructions using a pair of special glasses. Build your ship as fast as you can and race your siblings, a parent, or new friends. This experience is intended for all ages, and no registration is required. Do take note that this in-store experience may not be available in all LEGO Store locations.

 

October 31: The LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) Freebie is Back

Just in time for Halloween, you can stop by at your local LEGO store in your spookiest costume for some trick or treat fun. Plus, you can also receive once again the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $50 USD and above both in-store and online.

 

Other than the latest LEGO Star Wars sets that will be offered this week, LEGO fans can now also purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267), LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100), and the new 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets starting today. So what do you think is the best of our October 2019 LEGO store calendar? Let me know in the comments below

LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth – 20th Anniversary Edition (40333) Promo Back in LEGO Shop@Home in Europe

Earlier this year, LEGO Star Wars fans in the US had a blast with LEGO’s May the 4th Be With You promos which included an exclusive freebie, the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth – 20th Anniversary Edition (40333). This commemorative LEGO set was given for free for every single-receipt, qualifying LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $75 USD and above. I’m not really sure if this promotional was made available back then in other parts of the globe, particularly in Europe. But in case your in the European region as you’re reading this and you missed out on this limited-edition LEGO set, then you might notice already that it has been appearing in your LEGO Shop@Home cart if your LEGO Star Wars purchases have totalled  £75/€75 and more.

LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth

LEGO fans in the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and the rest of Europe have until October 3 before the launch of Triple Force Friday to avail of the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth promotional item. On top of this, you might know already that one of the LEGO Star Wars promos for Triple Force Friday is the similarly scaled diorama of the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor – 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) which will go live just after midnight of October 3. If you’re looking forward to having these sets, then it’s imperative that you plan your next LEGO Star Wars purchase thoroughly.

Other than these collectible freebies, Triple Force Friday will see the return of Double VIP points and huge price cuts on select LEGO Star Wars sets. LEGO Star Wars fans in the US will also have the opportunity of making the most out of the Triple Force Friday midnight sales of October 3 at LEGO Stores in various Disneyland locations.

Again, if you intend to have the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth commemorative set then be sure to make that purchase before October 3. May the brick force be with you.

A Look at LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober Promos in Asia

If there is one thing that is sorely missed by LEGO fans from the now virtually defunct Toys R Us, are the various LEGO promos that the mega toy store launches at this time of the year. Dubbed as LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober promos, this LEGO TRU promotional offers a buying incentive to LEGO fans who will make their LEGO purchases at TRU during specified weeks in the month of October. After TRU’s demise in the first quarter of 2018, LEGO fans have a lot to get used to particularly with the fact that the annual LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober promos will no longer be around. Indeed, one may say that there were still last year’s LEGO TRU Bricktober Marvel, Harry Potter, and Jurassic World exclusive collectible minifigures promo. But their very limited release and the relative difficulty of obtaining them gave the impression that LEGO may just be getting rid of these promotional minifigs which the company has already prepared way before Toys R Us in the US eventually closed.

However, this may not be the case with other regional Toys R Us branches in other parts of the globe. Essentially, these TRU branches are independent of their US counterpart, and LEGO fans in these regions may still be able to enjoy their annual LEGO TRU Bricktober promos. Brickfinder reports that in Asia, it can be seen that Bricktober is still alive and kicking. In particular, TRU stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines are still carrying the highly popular promotions.

This year’s LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober regional promo features a mini-scaled diorama of the four seasons, highlighting certain places and attractions in the Asian region. In case you need to know, here are the following dates when these Bricktober sets will be available in the abovementioned participating countries, including the price points for qualifying purchases converted in USD based on prevailing foreign exchange rates.

Hongkong

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $61.23 USD)

      • September 24 to 30 – Spring
      • October 1 to 7 – Summer
      • October 8 to 21 – Autumn
      • October 22 to 28 – Winter
Singapore

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $47.10 USD)

      • September 27 to October 3 – Spring
      • October 4 to 10 – Summer
      • October 11 to 17 – Autumn
      • October 18 to 27 – Winter
Malaysia

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $47.45 USD)

      • September 27 to October 3 – Spring
      • October 4 to 10 – Summer
      • October 11 to 17 – Autumn
      • October 18 to 27 – Winter
Thailand

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $81.67 USD)

      • October 3 to 9 – Spring
      • October 10 to 16 – Summer
      • October 17 to 23 – Autumn
      • October 24 to 31 – Winter
Taiwan

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $57.98 USD)

      • September 27 to October 3 – Spring
      • October 4 to 10 – Summer
      • October 11 to 17 – Autumn
      • October 18 to 24 – Winter
Philippines

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $47.91 USD)

      • October 1 to October 6 – Spring
      • October 7 to 20 – Summer
      • October 21 to 27 – Autumn
      • October 28 to 31 – Winter

It’s great to hear that even though LEGO Toys R Us promos are basically dead in the US, there are other TRU Asian stores that still carry the sought-after LEGO promotional. Unless you are currently residing in these territories, then for LEGO fans outside of Southeast Asia, these Bricktober sets will most probably be available in secondary markets such as eBay.

Here’s Your Last Chance to Get a Free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630)

I have to say that this LEGO promo somehow fell off my radar. This week has been a pretty tough one for me, with a double whammy of coughs and cold that I have to deal with during this unholy flu season. In any case, if you have some LEGO shopping that needs to be done soon, then you might want to do it today for some free LEGO merchandise along the way. With a few remaining hours left, you still have a chance to add the LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630) into your shopping cart at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Storage Bucket

For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products and merchandise worth $100 USD and more, you’ll get this free LEGO Storage Bucket, or until supplies last.

LEGO Storage Bucket

LEGO® Storage Bucket (item 5005630) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores. Offer valid from 09/23/19 through 11:59pm EST, 09/28/19 or while supplies last only. Offer applies to the LEGO® Storage Bucket only; items shown in the bag are not included with this offer. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $100 in merchandise from the current assortment only; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. 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 item per household. Item is valued at approximately a $24.99 (US) / $29.99 (CA) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional items 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.

In case you managed to bag the LEGO Picnic Blanket (5006016) promotional from last month, then the LEGO Storage Bucket is a great addition to your outdoor LEGO life. Just be sure to make that purchase right away since the latter is only available until 11:59PM EST of September 28.

2019 LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) Gift-With-Purchase Set Revealed

LEGO seems to be on a roll as we feel more and more of the Christmas vibe in the air. After revealing the Gingerbread House (10267) and LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353), we now have another seasonal set to add to that Winter Village MOC that you might be working on, or just to simply have around as a pretty neat holiday decor around the house. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have a first look at this year’s LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) gift-with-purchase (GWP) seasonal set.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

If you recall, this promotional set has been like a sort of tradition for the LEGO Group every holiday season, similar to the likes of last year’s LEGO Christmas Carousel (40293) and LEGO Christmas Box (40292). Both sets came with a certain qualifying purchase, and both looked lovely as holiday-inspired sets. Similarly, we can also expect that the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) will be available to all LEGO fans perhaps as part once again of this year’s Black Friday deals.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

The LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) comes in at 392 pieces and features a better version of a brick-built Christmas tree. It features several cool touches such as a rotating base, a series of nicely colored brick-built gift boxes, a microscaled train, and several colorful bulbs that imitate the tree’s flashing lights. By far, this is the best Christmas tree model that LEGO came up with at a very long time.

I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in regarding this set’s availability. But as I said, I’m assuming that this promotional set will go live once Black Friday 2019 kicks in, similar to what LEGO did in the past. Furthermore, we can also expect another LEGO seasonal Christmas set to be offered before the year ends so I’ll keep an eye on that as well. Thanks again to Promobricks for sharing this.

LEGO and Blizzard Launches Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Here’s something new for LEGO Overwatch fans. LEGO and Blizzard team up once again to bring the LEGO brick in the fast-paced world of Overwatch. The Bastion’s Brick Challenge will run from September 17 to 30 where gamers will have a chance to give Bastion the LEGO treatment with a series of in-game rewards that players can earn. Twitch viewers will also be treated with a handful of LEGO-inspired content by watching their favorite online Overwatch streamers. And to cap it off, you can save up to 50% on LEGO Overwatch sets over at the Blizzard Gear Store in the US. This sale promo is currently running until October 1. So if you’re still looking forward to completing your 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets, then you’re in a for a treat with this heavily discounted sets.

Watch the video below and check out the following press release for more details on the mechanics of the Bastion’s Brick Challenge courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

Build Yourself  Up With Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Grab your bricks and build yourself up by completing Bastion’s Brick Challenge! Play games and watch streams to earn new content inspired by LEGO® – including the new legendary Brick Bastion skin.

From now until September 30, players will be able to earn five sprays, six player icons, and the legendary Brick Bastion skin, for a total of twelve new rewards.

  • BUILD ‘EM UP – Learn how to unlock brand-new Bastion rewards
  • WATCH TO EARN – Earn special Bastion-themed cosmetics by watching Twitch streams
  • SAVE 20% ON LEGO® OVERWATCH! – Learn more about LEGO® Overwatch 

BUILD ‘EM UP

We’re bringing the magic of LEGO® into Overwatch with some LEGO®-inspired content available to unlock in-game. Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will all earn you limited-time player icons, sprays, and a new legendary skin: BRICK BASTION!

These special Bastion’s Brick Challenge rewards are a bonus on top of your normal earnings for playing in the Arcade.

Bastion's Brick Challenge

WATCH TO EARN 

Want more? You can watch Twitch streamers before, during or after matches to unlock even more Bastion cosmetics – we’re bringing you more Twitch Drops every time you tune in to participating broadcasters through September 30 to earn six Bastion’s Brick Challenge sprays!

IMPORTANT: To be eligible to receive these Twitch Drops you must first link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.

Bastion's Brick Challenge

Bastion’s Brick Challenge Twitch Drops will be available September 17 – September 30 on select Twitch broadcaster channels—view the full list of participating channels below. Tune in during the highlighted dates and times to support a specific broadcaster, or watch their streams at any point during the campaign to unlock these rewards.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time Channel
Valkia Sept 17 (11:00 PDT – 19:00 PDT) twitch.tv/valkia
BrickinNick Sept 18 (11:00 PDT – 17:00 PDT) twitch.tv/brickinnick
Grant Sept 19 (23:00 PDT – 11:00 PDT) twitch.tv/granthinds
Zondalol Sept 20 (23:00 PDT – 05:00 PDT) twitch.tv/zondalol
LeeTaeJun Sept 21 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT) twitch.tv/dlxowns45
WantedOW Sept 22 (06:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT) twitch.tv/wantedow
Daniikills Sept 23 (19:00 PDT – 22:00 PDT) twitch.tv/daniikills
Larihmage Sept 24 (12:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT) twitch.tv/larihmage
YongBongTang Sept 25 (04:00 PDT – 07:00 PDT) twitch.tv/itopicy
Drth7 Sept 26 (21:00 PDT – 01:00 PDT) twitch.tv/drth7
Ppatiphan Sept 27 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT) twitch.tv/ppatiphan
T_Sven Sept 28 (05:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT) twitch.tv/t_sven
Fenner Sept 29 (06:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT) twitch.tv/danielfenner
Tyr0din Sept 30 (20:00 PDT – 00:00 PDT) twitch.tv/tyr0din

SAVE 20% ON LEGO® OVERWATCH! 

Through October 1, save 50% off the LEGO Omnic Bastion set, and 20% off a selection of other LEGO products, in the Blizzard Gear Store! Promotions apply to the US Gear Store only. Limited international shipping available.

Grab your building bricks, win some games, and keep your eye on the aforementioned broadcaster channels so you can add all of these limited-time cosmetics to your collection.

Now get in there—this challenge ends September 30!

For VIPs Only: LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook Now Available

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated recently to include a freebie that will certainly evoke some feelings of nostalgia among Stranger Things fans. LEGO has now listed the LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook as one of the redeemable items in the revamped VIP rewards system. The hardback sketchbook comes in a witty and classic VHS design that imitates the popular cassette tape from the 80s. It’s worth 1,500 VIP points and rightfully so given the premium look and feel of this freebie.

The LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook also comes with a slipcase that features the promotional image that was first released by LEGO during the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set in May of this year.  This promotional item comes with 120 pages and measures in at 103mm by 184mm. Here’s the complete product description for your reference.

LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook

LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook

Use your VIP points for this limited edition Stranger Things Sketchbook

Head back to the 1980’s with this vintage style Stranger Things sketchbook. The ideal companion for your adventures around the town of Hawkins or anywhere else!
This video cassette inspired hardcover sketchbook contains 120 pages for your notes and doodles. Comes with a cardboard slip case featuring instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series. A great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to show their passion for the series. Size 103 x 184mm.

If you wish to bring home with you that 80’s classic vibe in LEGO brick form, then be sure to check out LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Shop@Home. It comes in at 2,287 pieces and features an array of must-have minifigs based on the hit Netflix series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the terrifying Demogorgon. Purchasing this set gives you an additional 1,300 VIP points, and if you’re holding back on those previously earned VIP points then I guess spending it in this classy sketchbook is something that you will not regret. Another great bonus is the fact that the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) promotional is still up as of this posting, with this gift-with-purchase set appearing in your basket upon checkout.

LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) Promotional Officially Revealed

After officially releasing the building instructions for this next gift-with-purchase set, LEGO has finally revealed how we can add the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) promotional set to our LEGO shopping cart both online and in-store. However, you might find this promo a bit limiting because of the qualifying purchase attached to it.

LEGO Shop@Home has announced that LEGO VIP members who will be purchasing the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) from September 9 to 15, will be entitled to receive its miniature version as well.

Free LEGO® Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift (75522) offer is valid for VIP purchases at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 09/09/2019 to 15/09/2019, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be made with the Star Wars Droid Commander (75253) set 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).

I have to say that as so much that I love to have this freebie added to my collection, the very limited qualifying purchase to get this is a bit of a letdown. To top this off, you only have this week to make a decision of purchasing its larger counterpart. LEGO does not mince words when it says that if in case you change your mind and you want a refund from this purchase, then you have to return this freebie as well.

The way I see it, LEGO clearly intends this as an exclusive and integral part of the larger Droid Commander set. The Mini Droid Commander gift does not appear in shop.LEGO.com cart as a separate promotional item but is fundamentally included in the Droid Commander set that it even warranted a new set number (5006036). Nevertheless, one or two things that we can be appreciate about this is promo is that you will also receive the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for this purchase as well. LEGO will also throw in a LEGO Lunch Box (5006017) just for good measure.

The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander comes in at 1,177  pieces retailing for $199.99 USD. It features motorized, brick-built versions of the Star Wars’ iconic droids such as R2-D2, Gonk Droid, and Mouse Droid. Its smaller cousin the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) is a perfect display piece that highlights these droids in their miniature versions. LEGO has already released the building instructions for this mini set so you can also try to build one of your own as well.

Build Your Own LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522)

Last month, I reported on another gift-with-purchase set that will accompany your next LEGO Star Wars purchase. So if you’re eyeing to buy that massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (tongue in cheek), or any particular Star Wars set of your fancy, then you might want to hold on to your horses for a bit. As of this posting, details about the availability of the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) is still scant – in fact, it was not even mentioned in this month’s LEGO Store Calendar. For all we know, this next LEGO freebie may be part of LEGO’s Triple Force Friday’s promotional in October, or we could see it released earlier – its all speculations at this point.

However, what we are certain about is that you can start building your own Mini Droid Commander with this set of instructions now available for download from LEGO’s Customer Service portal. LEGO was kind enough to upload the PDF file of this mini collectible’s building instructions ahead of the polybag’s release. Click on the images below or you may alternatively download it right here.

Mini Droid Commander (75522)

As you can see, the Mini Droid Commander has approximately 60 pieces, including the exclusive 2×8 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars commemorative plate. Apart from this, the rest of the pieces does not seem to be too hard to find. You may also replace the buzzsaw minifigure accessory if you do not have that yet in your inventory of LEGO parts.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) polybag in your local LEGO store. Just give us a heads-up if in case you spot this on your radar. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.