Free LEGO Picnic Blanket (5006016) With Qualifying Purchase From LEGO Shop@Home

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.

LEGO Picnic Blanket

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. 

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LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure Revealed

Following the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars 2oth Anniversary Podracer (30461) and Snowspeeder (30384) polybags, fans can expect another collectible that celebrates 20 years of LEGO Star Wars. Thanks to a local eBay listing,  we now have a look at the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) expected to arrive anytime soon.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure

Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure

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.

Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)

 

Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)

Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)

Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)

Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

Here’s a Look at What’s Happening at LEGO Stores This August

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.

Free Baby Velociraptor Playpen

This promotional polybag comes free with LEGO Jurassic World purchases worth $35 and above. You have to be quick though because this LEGO Jurassic World Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382) polybag will only be available until August 7, 2019.

Free Mia’s Water Fun Pack

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

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build

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).

Other than these activities happening or slated to happen in LEGO Stores, this month also marks the launch of new LEGO sets such as LEGO Architecture Empire State Building (21046), LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School (70425), and the entire range of LEGO Jurassic World Legend of Isla Nublar sets including the largest among the four, the T. rex vs Dino Mech Battle (75938).

Be sure to check out these promos and events at your local LEGO Store and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Create Your Own LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build With These Building Instructions

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.

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build
Search your LEGO collection if you have these parts to have your own LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build.

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.

Image credit: Promobricks

Thanks once again to Promobricks for sharing this to the rest of the LEGO community.

LEGO Hidden Side Newbury’s Juice Bar (40336) Set Images Revealed

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.

Newbury's Juice Bar (40336)

As of this posting, this set is yet to appear at shop.LEGO.com’s image cache. It’s assigned set number further suggest that this is a gift-with-purchase (GWP) set similar to its predecessors such as the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth – 20th Anniversary Edition (40333), LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers Tower (40334), and the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335).

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.

2019 LEGO Hidden Side Sets

Here’s A Look at the LEGO Booth at SDCC 2019

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.

Aside from the life-sized brick-built statues such as the LEGO DC Batman, Avengers: Endgame Iron Man and the new Star Wars Sith Trooper that welcomed visitors, there are plenty of hands-on activities that kept enthusiasts glued to the LEGO brick. One of these is the usual meet and greet with some of LEGO’s top-notch of designers including Justin Ramsden, the person behind the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set.  LEGO fans and comic-con attendees may have their Stranger Things sets and even their LEGO SDCC minifigs such as the LEGO Strangers Things Barb exclusive minifigure.

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.

LEGO Booth
Video grab courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

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.

Video grab courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

There is also a handful of LEGO sets that were put on sale at the LEGO Booth which includes fan favorites such as the LEGO Jurassic Park: T.rex Rampage (75936), the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253), and the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) just to name a few. On display are also a couple of soon to be released LEGO Star Wars sets, the LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144), and other LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusives such as Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).  There was a bit of confusion when the LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318) was accidentally placed on sale in spite of the embargo that was currently in effect. Needless to say, the set was immediately pulled out but not without any eagle-eyed LEGO fan making the first purchase.

Were you at the San Diego Comic-Con this year? Let us know what is your favorite LEGO Booth moment at the comments down below.

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build Make and Take Event Arriving in NYC

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).

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build

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 Christmas Gift Box (40292) Promotional Set Still Up at LEGO Shop@Home

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.

Exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb Minifigure Coming to SDCC 2019

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 Minifigure

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.

The LEGO VIP Rewards Program Just Got Even Better

After the announcement of several significant changes in their system, LEGO Shop@Home is now revamped with an all-new and improved VIP Rewards Program. If you’re already a LEGO VIP member, then you’ll notice that the LEGO VIP Rewards Program has now much to offer via a dedicated Rewards Center page. This mini-site gives helps you keep track of your earned VIP points, plus access to all the perks of LEGO VIP membership. Aside from this, you can also earn points by completing simple tasks other than making direct purchases. You now also have the chance of choosing your special VIP rewards and have more control over how you can spend it on certain reward items.

VIP points can now also be earned by following LEGO via its social media platforms and completing simple surveys. However, the best way to increase your points is to take advantage of the double-VIP points promo that LEGO releases every now and then.

Additional perks are also made available via this new LEGO VIP Rewards Program wherein VIP members now get to choose how they spend their rewards. Access to certain exclusive rewards is also available for redemption depending on the available VIP points that the member has.  For example, LEGO VIP members can now choose to either redeem certain exclusive items or use their points as vouchers for their next LEGO set purchase. As of now, these exclusive items include coloring pages, exclusive art prints, a couple of limited-edition sets, and redeemable tickets to LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers, including the famed LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

Lastly, you also have the option of having a special, digital version of your LEGO VIP Card which you can use for purchases in-store and online like your current physical card. This digital LEGO VIP card can be downloaded via Apple Wallet and Google Pay apps and must be used in conjunction with the LEGO VIP Rewards Center.

The new LEGO VIP Rewards program is still in its initial stages so we can be sure that there are more perks and improvements to come. Be sure to set up your LEGO VIP account and check out the Rewards Center every now and then.