After making a brief appearance in April at a LEGO Certified Store in Croatia, we now have our first official images of the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335). If you recall, this particular set is inspired by the winning entry created by LEGO fan builder mjsmiley for the LEGO Ideas LEGO Moments In Space Contest. The contest intends to inspire LEGO fan builders to come up with their own version of LEGO’s next promotional set. Take a look at the following images.
The LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) is intended to be the next gift with purchase (GWP) set, though the promo mechanics on when and how to avail this set has not yet been disclosed by LEGO, though we can assume that this promotional item might be released next month. Perhaps as a GWP set when you purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266)? We just have to wait and see.
This set comes in at 154 pieces and in spite of its small size, features a couple of play features such as a rotating crank that allows the Space Rocket to move, a coin slot, and child minifigure with a classic LEGO Space logo printed on its torso.
My radar hasn’t picked up yet where this promotional item will be offered, but you can be sure that I’ll be giving you updates once more info comes in. As someone who collects exclusive GWP sets, this one is certainly on my must-have checklist in spite of the slight controversy that surrounded it a year ago. Special thanks to Promobricks for sharing these images.
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LEGO has confirmed that as a Gift with Purchase set, LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) will be available starting June 5. No price points have been set yet for qualifying purchases as of this publication.
Lift off on June the 5th 🚀 The very first Gift with Purchase to be created by #LEGO fan designer 🛒 Available in LEGO Stores and https://t.co/MwP2n8J8Aa https://t.co/cmSzUFMHgU pic.twitter.com/YdDCgerpRB
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 29, 2019