Lloyd is Back as His ‘LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Minifigure Polybag (30609) Returns with Target

It’s nice of LEGO to sometimes give collectors who might have missed a promotional product or two in the past another chance (or two) to pick those uncommon items up. Their latest promotional comeback involves their previous feature-length CG-animated adventure The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which premiered last September.

One of the special promotional packages that were released back then was a minifigure polybag of LEGO Ninjago lead character Lloyd Garmadon (30609). Fans of the Ninjago line can now get another crack at collecting the badass ninja hero over at Target. They’re making him available not only in stores but online too.

That seems to be standard operating procedure for LEGO to give rereleases of past promotions to major retailers like Target or Toys ‘R’ Us, if they’re not carrying the items on their own Shop@Home. Those who are looking to pick up the Lloyd (30609) minifgure can do so in two ways.

The polybag in itself is selling at the retail price of $2.99 on Target. Alternatively, if shoppers can rack up a minimum total $29.99 purchase of LEGO Ninjago products, they’ll receive one Lloyd (30609) polybag for free. If LEGO Ninjago’s your thing, here’s your second chance to find the ninja within ya.

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LEGO Celebrates the Creation of the Brick with the 60 Years Of The LEGO Brick Commemorative Set!

A rather grainy image of January 2018’s LEGO Store Calendar has surfaced online, and has revealed what LEGO has in store to celebrate the creation of the world’s most iconic brick. 2018 will mark the celebration of the LEGO Brick patent and as it seems, LEGO will be giving away a commemorative set to highlight the occasion.

According to this portion of the January LEGO Store calendar, the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick Set will be yours for free for a minimum purchase of $125 or more. It’s kind of difficult, however, to figure out the official set number, name and piece count based on this blown-up image, but looking at what you can expect from the set, it is quite clear that it also thoughtfully celebrates the 60th anniversary of the brick by offering four microbuilds of LEGO’s most popular classic sets. These include the Airport Shuttle (6399) from the classic Town theme, the Castle (375) from the classic Castle and Knights theme, the Black Seas Barracuda (6285) from the Pirates theme, and the Space Cruiser and Moonbase (928) from the beloved classic Space theme.  I’m particularly looking forward to the Castle and Black Seas Barracuda microbuilds, especially that it looks like each of them will come with a base of its own.

1990’s LEGO Town Airport Shuttle (6399).
1978’s LEGO Classic Castle (375).
1989’s LEGO Pirates Black Seas Barracuda (6285).
1979’s LEGO Classic Space Cruiser and Moonbase (928).

Judging from the looks of it, and even in microbuild versions, these individual sets will be a must for LEGO collectors, especially for those who grew up with the LEGO brick. We don’t have enough details yet based on this image, but as soon as the official January LEGO Store Calendar pops up in sharp PDF formats, then I’ll update you accordingly.

Thanks to Brickset News for the heads up.

 

LEGO Flyers for VIPs Can Avail of Returning Seasonal Minifigure Gingerbread Man (5005156).

Even casual LEGO fans are well aware of the many special packages the company brings out at the onset of the major seasons and events of the year. Why, just this November they already have announced what’s going to be in store for collectors during the Easter celebration next year.

But really, the current big buzz is for the various special offers flying around during the Holiday season. In this case, we mean it literally with the flying, as in, flyers. LEGO is shipping out some special fliers to their VIP members to announce the comeback of a Holiday seasonal standard.

LEGO VIPs need only to head to the nearest LEGO Store, present their promotional flyer along with any product purchase worth at least $10, and they’ll receive the LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread Man minifgure (5005156) absolutely free. Take note however that the offer will take for only up till December 23.

The LEGO Gingerbread Man (5005156) was first presented in this Holiday offer last year, so this is his second outing as a giveaway for collectors. He’s not alone, either. Shop@Home has the online version, with their return of the $9.99 LEGO Seasonal Snowglobe (40223).

Happy Holidays from us and LEGO!

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) Now Up at shop.LEGO.com!

We’re just counting the minutes away before LEGO opens its Brick Friday doors to its eagerly waiting fans, and one set that we have our eyes on is the technically crazy, eye candy of a set, the LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922). First revealed last September, LEGO impressed TLBM fans with Joker’s wacky rendition of the Wayne Mansion, especially with the inclusion of a functional roller coaster ride. The best part of it, The Joker Manor does not come with any VIP early access privilege so when the clock strikes at 11:59PM EST on November 23, you should be ready with that keyboard.

So far, The Joker Manor has received plenty of positive reviews already, with many AFOLs even tinkering with the set’s train or railing system by including power functions to make the roller coaster move on its own. The Brothers Brick has ingeniously found a way on how to do this, and you can check it out right here.

Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

Lastly, LEGO is throwing in another freebie to add to your TLBM collection. The rare LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) minifigure polybag comes as a free item if you purchase The Joker Manor from November 24 until December 31, or until supplies last (which I sincerely believe will be out in a matter of hours).

As of this posting, and if you’re doing your LEGO shopping online, you still have around 15-20 minutes to get ready for Brick Friday at shop.LEGO.com. Be sure to drop us a note later on, and share with us your LEGO Brick Friday experience in the comments below. Happy shopping!

LEGO and Airbnb Contest Ends This Friday!

If you recall, we previously mentioned about a special tour and accommodation experience that has been offered by LEGO, and global hospitality provider Airbnb, in which a lucky applicant can win for himself and three companions a one-night stay at The Home of the Brick, aka LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

There the winning group would be treated to a unique brick-themed hotel stay, and be able to see whether they can realize what they answered in the Airbnb contest application form: “If you had an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build?”

News flash: this one-of-a-kind experience will happen next week, on November 24. And the deadline for submissions for answers to the promo question on Airbnb is this Friday, November 17. The exact time till the offer ends is at 6:59 AM GMT, so this is something to bear in mind for non-European applicants, as the LEGO House one-night stay is open to fans worldwide.

Just to refresh your memories – in order to qualify, the answer to Airbnb’s question must be between 50 to 500 words. Furthermore, children in your party of 4 must be at least 4 years old.

The winning group’s stay at The Home of the Brick in Billund will be overseen by Jamie Berard, one of LEGO’s Master Builders and prolific set designers responsible in creating some of the most awesome LEGO sets around: the Cafe Corner (10182), Emerald Night (10194), Tower Bridge (10214), and Assembly Square (10255) just to name a few.

Once the group has settled in on the evening of November 24, they will be free to build to their hearts’ content, with Jamie helping them along.

Time is running out! If you’re still down to win a visit and stay in the LEGO House, go to the Airbnb page for this unique experience and answer their question now! Good luck!

Bargain Price for My LEGO World Booklet Collection on UK’s The Book People.

Whether you’re a child who plays with LEGO bricks, or an older rookie hobbyist looking to become a seasoned Master Builder, you’re always curious to learn more about making grand creations out of LEGO.

For LEGO enthusiasts in the UK, here’s where DK Ltd – longtime publisher of LEGO print media – comes in. In an ambitious collection of 25 booklets, they can make your Master Builder aspiration closer to reality, thanks to My LEGO World.

My LEGO World is a 25-volume set of 32-page paperback books that lay out the basics and fundamentals of brick-building for kids and hobbyists who are new to LEGO. Twenty of the books in My LEGO World tackle various ideas, while the other five are nifty catalogs chronicling the most popular minifigures ever manufactured for LEGO.

A lot of the information in these booklets has already been published under different titles, but repackaging them into these slim volumes for My LEGO World is a great way to provide building tips to younger LEGO fans. AFOLs can also appreciate the brevity of the simple instructions they give.

My LEGO World is available in UK budget retailer The Book People. From November 14 to 15, this set will be priced at £27 from the regular tag of £124.75, so visit their website if you’re interested. Listed below are the 25 volumes or titles included in the collection; you might even see one that catches your fancy.

  1. Create a Safari and other great LEGO ideas
  2. Make a Mosaic and other great LEGO ideas
  3. Build a Bridge and other great LEGO ideas
  4. Create a Castle and other great LEGO ideas
  5. Make a Dragon and other great LEGO ideas
  6. Build a Helicopter and other great LEGO ideas
  7. Build a Beach Hut and other great LEGO ideas
  8. Build a Rocket and other great LEGO ideas
  9. Build a Haunted House and other great LEGO ideas
  10. Create a Shipwreck and other great LEGO ideas
  11. Put on a Magic Show and other great LEGO ideas
  12. Make a Mighty Mech and other great LEGO ideas
  13. Build the Wild West and other great LEGO ideas
  14. Make a Space Rover and other great LEGO ideas
  15. Make a Monster Truck and other great LEGO ideas
  16. Build a Butterfly and other great LEGO ideas
  17. Build a Duck and other great LEGO ideas
  18. Make a Town and other great LEGO ideas
  19. Create a Bear and other great LEGO ideas
  20. Build a Pirate and other great LEGO ideas
  21. Meet the Minifigures One of a Kind
  22. Meet the Minifigures All Time Icons
  23. Meet the Minifigures Everyday Figures
  24. Meet the Minifigures Out of the World
  25. Meet the Minifigures Spooky and Scary

Toy ‘R’ Us UK Having Another Make and Take Event Featuring a LEGO Microbuild BB-8.

Toys ‘R’ Us in the UK sure loves their LEGO “Make and Take” events during the weekends. After indulging in the hype of The LEGO Ninjago Movie with a chance for guests to bring home an Ice Tank polybag, now the global toy retailer’s UK stores will be heading back to the galaxy far, far away with their next Make and Take Building Event.

This event has already been held in US and German Toys ‘R’ Us stores, so this time it’s the turn of their British cousins to offer a model of the ball-shaped astromech droid BB-8 for guests to Make and Take.

Quite obviously, it’s not the 1,000-piece, LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) but rather a build-your-own mini version using specific existing LEGO Parts, the instructions to which are available for download online. It uses no unique printed parts and its round body is but a rough approximation of a sphere, but hey, even a rudimentary TRU Millennium Falcon polybag is popular enough to sell out.

Anyway, UK customers who would like to get their hands on building their own mini BB-8 had better make their way to their nearest Toys ‘R’ Store on Saturday, November 18, between 11AM and 1PM (just like last time). It’s likely that the promotional event will also include a scavenger hunt through the store like stateside.

All this of course is in anticipation for the much awaited Star Wars Episode VII – The Last Jedi, which comes to UK cinemas on December 14 and stateside on the following day. Just so you know, the second wave of LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film – while officially not out until 2018 – were spotted in some retailers already.

Wal-Mart Announces LEGO Brick Set Deals for Black Friday 2017.

We only have ten days to go before Thanksgiving, and Black Friday, of course, comes in the next day, where retail businesses get crowded by frenzied waves of holiday shoppers.  As expected, the biggest names in retail have started their promotions and pitches already.

As of to date, Wal-Mart has brought out its Black Friday 2017 ads, and as expected, they have a special treat or two lined up for solid fans of LEGO, either in the Classic line or the younger-geared Duplo series. Check these out:

For the regular LEGO range, Wal-Mart offers the LEGO Classic Creative Box (10704), a set of 900 bricks and assorted pieces with which young builders can create basically anything that they fancy: from space ships to boats, and race cars to flying monsters. The many possibilities with a LEGO brick is practically endless.

This is a perfect gift for a budding LEGO fan of at least age 4, especially if you’d like him to start really big with a pile of pieces to work with.

Next on the Wal-Mart Promos is the LEGO Duplo Creative Box (10854), the even younger version of set 10704, perfect for constructive tykes between ages 2 to 5.

It’s got 120 pieces, not much in comparison to its larger sibling. The variety of shapes and colors will definitely help young builders enjoy every second of their building experience. Set 10854 even comes with some minifigures of a boy and his cat for added fun with any resulting creations.

Both of these sets are normally priced at $39.99, but on Black Friday, Wal-Mart is offering them at a flat $20 each, whether they are in-store or purchased online. The offer’s good while supplies last, and there might be a chance it won’t. So happy building!

Email Notifications Confirm Shipping of LEGO Star Wars VIP Cards to Lucky Buyers of UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

The frenzy for the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) continues to build even as stocks continue to sell out thanks to the flood of pre-orders. For a LEGO set as huge as this, it should only be expected to come bundled with exclusives and freebies.

As part of the parcel, buyers of the UCS Millennium Falcon will also get a limited-edition LEGO Star Wars VIP Card offering a stream of related LEGO Star Wars benefits and perks for a one-year membership period. The one that goes with the 75192 is considered to be extremely special on account of its Darth Vader-esque black color scheme.

Unless you bought the UCS Millennium Falcon right off from the LEGO Store in Leicester Square, London when it first debuted on September 13, then the only chance to have this exclusive VIP card is by mail. As of now, the card is not included in the box but will be mailed to buyers of the UCS Millennium Falcon, fully personalized and (if applicable) linked to already existing LEGO VIP accounts for old members.

While the LEGO website info notes that delivery of the card by mail might take six weeks, some proud new owners of the 75192 have reported receiving an email advisory, informing them that their VIP cards will actually be arriving at the end of November, if they got their Falcons by this month at the latest. One of them actually sent a screenshot of his notification.

These customers may well be the lucky ones. It’s been very hard going to keep the UCS 75192 kit stocked anywhere on both sides of the Atlantic, and the LEGO Star Wars VIP Card is said to be available only to in-store and online buyers of the massive Millennium Falcon model before the end of this year.

 

Odds are becoming slimmer though, for those who desire to bring home this set. While the details of the perks that a LEGO Star Wars VIP cardholder will get are still yet to be announced, the mere possession of this jet black VIP is seen as the important thing, for bragging rights. All that’s left now is to wish those who haven’t gotten the 75192 yet the best of luck.

Exclusive Target LEGO Star Wars Micro Millennium Falcon Polybag Now Available – Sold Out in Some Areas.

Since the launch of this year’s Target Toy Book a few weeks ago, some leery eyed collectors were closely eyeing on a relatively, unappealing piece of promotion, or so as we thought. For a minimum purchase of any LEGO Star Wars products worth $30 and above at any Target stores starting today and throughout the whole week, entitles you to a free LEGO Star Wars Micro Millennium Falcon Polybag. Alternately, you may also opt to purchase this polybag separately for $4.99.

The polybag promo comes with 20 LEGO grey pieces including a clear bar piece and a printed minifigure stand. If not for the printed plate and bar, I guess this one will be sitting on store shelves for a long, long, time. However, what happened next is quite the contrary. We’ve received reports that the said Micro MF polybags are now sold-out in some Target stores.

Image courtesy of Stephen.

Apparently, the polybag was a hit for more unconventional reasons. LEGO Star Wars minifig collectors may have struck gold with these minifigure baseplates – a good way to flaunt their prized collection. However for a price point of $5 per polybag for a single LEGO piece, I think it is too much of a haul for me.


Well, I guess even LEGO collectors have different tastes and preferences. I just hope that this poly will not suffer the same fate as that of its way larger sibling, the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). Be sure to check out with your local Target store first if they still have the LEGO Star Wars Micro Millennium Falcon polybag (DPCI# 204-00-0266) lying around in the LEGO section. Thanks to FBTB for sharing these images.