Though we’re still several months away before the start of the holiday season, some online retailers are now making room for LEGO’s seasonal Advent Calendars. LEGO initially mentioned them earlier this year at the floor show of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, and this time around, thanks to Swiss online LEGO retailer Mein Spielzeug, we now have our first look at some of these annual sets, particularly starting with the LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020 (60268). Read on for a rough translation of its product description including some set pictures.
LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020 (60268)
342 pieces | $29.99
Ho Ho Ho! Celebrate the pre-Christmas season with the LEGO® City Advent Calendar 2020, which also includes a snow-covered city play mat on which you can build your own Christmas backdrop! Open a door of the calendar every day to be surprised by a cool toy 24 times by Christmas Eve. Discover the Christmas mini-models and the characters from the TV series “LEGO® City Adventures” who carry gifts. Even Daisy Kaboom celebrates – with new handcuffs for Duke DeTain!
The LEGO® City Advent Calendar (60268) introduces children to the fascinating LEGO® City game world and the TV series “LEGO® City Adventures”. The set allows children from 5 years to play imaginatively throughout the Christmas season.
The calendar contains 24 gifts, including a Christmas tree and Santa’s sleigh as mini-models, six heroes from the TV series “LEGO® City Adventures” as minifigures, for example, Chief Wheeler dressed as Santa, and a city playmat with cleared streets.
This LEGO® City Advent Calendar contains Christmas models, heroes from the TV series “LEGO® City Adventures” as minifigures and a snow-covered city play mat on which children can build backdrops for their own Christmas stories.
Are you looking for a cool gift for a child from 5 years? This advent calendar is perfect for all fans of the TV series “LEGO® City Adventures” and for children who like to get creative while playing. Only very basic building skills are required.
The LEGO® City Advent Calendar is 7 cm high, 38 cm long and 26 cm wide.
This latest LEGO City offering seems to be inspired by the new LEGO City Adventures TV series, which include characters such as Daisy Kaboom, Duke DeTain, and Chief Wheeler among others. Mein Spielzeug also mentions a release date of September 1 for the LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020 (60268), so we can expect this to be somehow listed at LEGO Shop@Home sometime soon.
The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary gift-with-purchase promo is still up, and while we’re still far from this month’s next LEGO Store promotional freebie, LEGO is kind enough to release the building instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) ahead of its release later this March 23.
If you recall, this limited edition LEGO Easter Egg (40371) is our next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered from March 23 until April 13 as featured in the March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Coming in at 239 pieces, this set features a customizable egg that houses a small, brick-built chick. What is great about this freebie is that it comes with plenty of small, decorative pieces that are usually found in the new LEGO DOTS sets. Additionally, it features a modular design that allows you to have a small storage compartment to house these pieces and another for the brick-built chick. This new LEGO Easter Egg will be added to your cart (both in-store and online at LEGO Shop@Home) if your next LEGO purchase reaches a $50 and above price point during the abovementioned promo period.
While waiting for this set, you may want to give it a try and see if you can build your own LEGO Easter Egg since the set’s building instructions are now available online via LEGO’s customer service. Since it is a highly customizable set, I expect this to have plenty of room to allow you to personalize this set with your own choice of color scheme and design. You may get the building instructions in PDF format right here. Check out the parts list below and see if you have these in your own LEGO collection. I don’t see any rare parts included in them so you can easily swap these with ones with any colors that you have.
Be sure to check back with your local LEGO store starting this last week of March for this limited edition freebie.
LEGO has now published its March 2020 Store Calendar and with it, we can catch a glimpse of the various promos that will kick-start our spring brick-building. For starters, the upcoming LEGO DOTS customizable accessory kits take center stage in this monthly store calendar, together with other spring-themed building activities. Let’s check out the details.
Free Exclusive LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary Set (40370)
Promo period: March 1-15, 2020
We first spotted this set last month, with some sketchy details on when and how it will be available. Like other commemorative sets, this one will be exclusively available in all LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop@Home for a single-receipt, qualifying purchases of any LEGO merchandise worth $99 and above. Expect this to be popular among AFOLs especially those who are fans of LEGO Train sets. There are plenty of LEGO fan websites that already gave their thoughts about this set, and it only makes me more excited to have it. This is one set that I’m looking forward to adding to my collection.
Free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556)
Promo period: March 9-22, 2020
Further expanding the creative possibilities of the LEGO DOTS theme, LEGO is throwing another freebie with this exclusive polybag offering. Fans can expect this new LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556) to be added to their cart once their purchases reach a minimum of $35 or more anytime between March 9 to 22.
Free LEGO Easter Egg (40371)
Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020
Here’s a cute, little Easter surprise from LEGO. Every LEGO purchase that you make from March 23 to April 13 worth $50 and above will entitle you to a free customizable LEGO Easter Egg (40371) set. Though we do not have official images of this promotional item, on the get-go we can see that its design is somewhat similar to what LEGO released in the UK back in 2004 (sets 4212850 & 4212852). Its retail value of $12.99 may also suggest that this free set will clock in at more or less 100 pieces. The brick-built chick is a cute addition to this freebie, with the yellow and green color scheme perfectly complementing the vibrant mood of spring. Be sure to check this out towards the last week of March if you want to bag this one.
Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)
Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020
It seems that LEGO intends this next freebie to complement its LEGO Easter Egg promo. For a minimum single-receipt purchase worth $30 or more, you’ll get to add the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) for free. It’s a pretty neat set to add to the LEGO Easter Egg, where you can have both sets once your purchase reaches a $50 price point.
Build. Unbuild. Rebuild
In-store event: March 11, 2020
Kids ages 6 to 14 can come to their local LEGO Store between 4-7PM of March 11 to participate in this in-store building event. As a token for participating, each child will receive a small gift. However, parents or caretakers must ensure that their children are pre-registered at their local LEGO Store starting March 6.
How Do You DOT?
In-store event: March 19, 2020
Participants ages 6 to 18 can visit their local LEGO Store on March 19 to create their own LEGO DOT accessory and bring it home for free as a gift for their selves. However, LEGO DOT bracelets (sets 41900, 41901, 41902, 41903 & 41912) needed for these accessories are sold separately. This building event requires in-store pre-registration beginning March 6.
The month of February is just around the corner, and LEGO Stores are gearing up for its next wave of promotions that will level up our LEGO shopping experience. The February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar puts the spotlight on the next LEGO Ideas set that most of you are probably excited for. Read on for the neat promotions and incentives that are up for grabs next month at your local LEGO Store.
Free Exclusive Space Patch for LEGO VIPs
Promo period: February 1 – 9, 2020
LEGO VIPs who are eyeing to get the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be happy to know that LEGO is throwing in a limited-edition Space Patch for every purchase of the said set. If you remember back in May last year that LEGO also offered a similar promo as an incentive to those who bought the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). I’m not really into collecting patches but if I will have my way, I will still prefer to have a free and exclusive LEGO set to go along with my new LEGO Ideas ISS. This latest Space Patch will be available from February 1 to 9 both online and in-store or until supplies last.
Free LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)
Promo period: January 24 – February 9, 2020
If you’re planning to get the LEGO Ideas ISS, then be sure to check this next freebie in your cart. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) promo has gone live already starting last Friday and you can still get this one until February 9. Qualifying purchases of any LEGO products worth $45 and more will entitle you to this set, or while supplies last.
Free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411)
Promo period: February 7 – February 14, 2020
Here’s another brick treat just in time for Valentine’s Day. From February 7 to 14, any single-receipt purchase of $35 and more will allow you to bring home a free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411) polybag. At 75 pieces, it’s a nice desk accessory to celebrate Happy Hearts Day. If you time your LEGO purchases with the intention of getting the LEGO Ideas ISS and its exclusive VIP patch at the same time (granted that supplies are steady), then the best time to get it will be from February 7-8. Making your purchases during these dates is a sure way to bag all these freebies.
You may want to hurry and register for this one. Specifically for AFOLs only, this Valentine’s Bear Build and Take event is happening on February 11 at the local LEGO Store near you. Build an adorable mini Teddy Bear with a customizable heart for someone special just before Valentine’s Day. This event is intended for participants 18 years old and above, and pre-registration is required starting February 4.
Build, Unbuild and Rebuild
February 20, 2020
Visit your local LEGO Store between 4–7PM of February 20 to learn how to Build, Unbuild and Rebuild with any LEGO set. With a Brick Specialist leading the way, the possibilities on what children can create are just limitless. All participants will receive a small gift for participating. Pre-registration is required and will start on February 4 in stores
only. This event is intended for ages kids 6–14.
The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be joined by the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) on their launch day on February 1 (for non-LEGO VIPs). And with all the promos and in-store events lined-up in the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, I’m certain that fans will not leave any LEGO Store empty-handed.
Looking for a unique gift for Easter Sunday 2020? Then check out this lovable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Easter Sheep (40380). With a colorful tulip growing at one side and 2 Easter eggs at the other, the super-cute sheep is using a paint pot and brush to color the eggs. No wonder there are paint splashes on its wool! Standing on a sturdy baseplate, the Easter Sheep is a fun, lasting gift idea for him, her, kids, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… at any time of year!
This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a cute sheep painting Easter eggs makes a perfect gift for Easter and looks adorable all year round.
A fun way to wish a friend or family member ‘Happy Easter’, this set is a suitable building toy for anyone aged 10 and up.
With 192 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this is a great buildable BrickHeadz™ sheep gift for kids, him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… anyone who deserves a fun start to their Easter!
The LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep is just one of the many BrickHeadz lined-up to be released this year, proof that the theme still has a strong fan base. Other than LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377), and Goofy and Pluto (40378), we can still expect 7 or more licensed BrickHeadz sets to be offered later this year including tie-in sets for the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru animated movie.
We’re just two weeks away before we mark the celebration of this year’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration and as a way to mark the occasion, LEGO has announced the release of a couple of seasonal sets that creatively reflects this event’s festivities. Two new LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year sets are now live over at LEGO Shop@Home and if you haven’t checked them out yet now is the best time to do so. Read on for more details.
If you recall, the initial wave of these Lunar New Year inspired sets first appeared last year as limited-edition sets released only in select countries in the Asia Pacific region. Needless to say, LEGO fans in other parts of the globe were not really that pleased with LEGO’s move in offering these sets in select regions only, considering the fact that these sets may well also cater to other LEGO fans who are into collecting LEGO vignette type sets. Eventually, LEGO listened and I’m personally glad to see that LEGO has embraced the fact the diverse interest of the LEGO community in general.
If you’re planning to get these LEGO 2020 Chinese New Year sets, it will also be helpful if you make your purchases starting January 13 to get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) seasonal set. Click on the following affiliate links to know more about these sets. Happy building!
Capture all the color, fun and excitement of a famous Chinese tradition with this stunningly detailed LEGO® Lion Dance (80104) toy playset – an ideal Chinese New Year gift for kids to teach them about this symbolic dance for good luck. For display and unlimited play, the 5 beautifully decorated small lion figurines can be placed on a stage with podiums to recreate the dance, and there’s a percussionists’ stage with a cool drumming function. The tiles on the LEGO temple gate are decorated with striking, traditional patterns. There are also 8 minifigures for role-play, including lion dancers and a man in rat costume to mark the Year of the Rat. Accessory elements such as the red ‘best wishes’ scroll, red orb, cabbage, calligraphy brush, and a rocket firework inspire unlimited play. Celebrate Chinese traditions! Collectible Chinese Traditional Festival LEGO sets offer rewarding building challenges and role-play fun for anyone interested in Chinese culture. They also make beautiful centerpieces.
Recreate all the color and fun of the traditional Chinese lion dance and temple fair with this LEGO® building toy for kids, featuring 5 dancing lions, percussionists’ stage, beautifully detailed temple gate and more.
This collectible toy building set includes 8 minifigures for role-play and is packed with features to inspire fun, such as podiums to make the small lion figurines dance and a drumming function.
Traditional items such as the red orb, cabbage, calligraphy brush, rocket firework, and red ‘best wishes’ scroll add play options, and this set fits well with the LEGO® Chinese New Year Temple Fair (80105) toy playset.
This 882-piece, LEGO® brick educational toy playset offers a fun, challenging building experience for kids aged 8 and up, and makes a cool, creative LEGO gift to celebrate Chinese New Year and other cultural festivals.
The LEGO® temple gate measures over 5” (15cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep – and together with the dance and percussion stages, Chinese dancing lion figurines and minifigures, it makes a magical centerpiece.
Recreate the decorative splendor and festive celebrations of a Chinese New Year Temple Fair with this unique LEGO® toy building set (80105). A wonderful Chinese New Year gift for kids who can enjoy building and playing with the models solo or sharing the fun with family and friends. Spectacular display, unlimited play! With a gorgeously decorated Chinese temple, stalls displaying a vast, colorful array of LEGO barbecue dishes, candy, toys, vases and dough figurines, plus 13 minifigures and a baby figure, there is so much to inspire imaginative role-play. Authentic elements such as the ‘Fu’ decorations, ‘best wishes’ scrolls, red envelopes, and ‘paper’ windmills teach kids about traditions. And they will love the rocket firework element and staging a shadow-theater performance! Celebrate Chinese culture! Collectible LEGO Chinese cultural toy models make super centerpieces and offer a variety of immersive building challenges and fun, creative play for anyone interested in Chinese traditions.
Enjoy the special atmosphere of a Chinese New Year Temple Fair with this intricately detailed, unique LEGO® toy building set for kids, designed to inspire festive role-play and be proudly displayed.
This LEGO® set has an ornate temple, shadow theater with puppets, stalls displaying barbecue dishes, candy, toys, vases, dough figurines, and fireworks, plus 13 minifigures and a baby figure to bring the market to life.
New-for-January-2020 accessory elements such as ‘Fu’ decorations, ‘best wishes’ scrolls, ‘paper’ windmills and buns with bear faces add authenticity, and this set combines perfectly with the LEGO® Lion Dance (80104) set.
This 1,664-piece LEGO® brick building set makes a fun creative Lunar New Year gift for kids aged 8+, offering them a fun, immersive building experience and many happy hours of playful pleasure.
This temple measures over 7” (19cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep – and with the stalls and shadow theatre, this cultural toy makes a striking centerpiece for Chinese New Year festival celebrations.
As we have seen from this month’s LEGO Store Calendar, those who will be making their next LEGO purchase starting on Monday is in for another brick treat. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products or merchandise worth $80 and above from January 13 to 26 will entitle you to an exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set as a way of celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.
And if you want to see what you can expect from this set, LEGO servers are now updated to include several official images of this set. Take a look.
LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)
Similar to last year’s LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional set, this newest member of the Chinese zodiac-inspired LEGO set comes with a variety of play features and points of articulation. It comes in 162 pieces and has posable ears and paws and a movable tail and head. It comes with a bit of LEGO foliage pieces on top of a circular base similar to its predecessors.
Our holiday vacations were quite busy during the past week, but like any other faithful LEGO fan, this will not stop us from visiting the LEGO Store to see first hand LEGO’s latest new-for-2020 LEGO sets. In case you already have a copy of the LEGO Catalog for the first half of 2020 either in physical or digital formats, then you will definitely like to see these new sets up-close and personal. So while you’re still contemplating on which new LEGO sets will make it to your top five, must-purchase list, take a look at some of the best LEGO sets that are now available this 2020. Just click on the following links below to know more about this new-for-2020 LEGO sets.
Our first wave of LEGO BrickHeadz 2020 seasonal sets have finally been listed at LEGO Shop@Home. Since their reveal earlier this October, the theme has proven itself popular to fans, with more LEGO BrickHeadz 2020 sets to be expected as promised by its lead designer Marcos Bessa. This time around, we’re getting an early Valentine’s Day treat with the January 2020 release of three of their seasonal sets: the Valentine’s Bear (40379), Bride (43083) and Groom (43084).
For an early Chinese New Year treat, LEGO is also releasing the LEGO BrickHeadz Lucky Cat (40436) to celebrate the festivities. These sets are slated to be released on January 1st, so you may want to add them to your LEGO Shop@Home wishlist for the time being. Check out the rest of these LEGO BrickHeadz 2020 seasonal sets and their respective product details below.
The adorable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Valentine’s Bear (40379) is the perfect way to let someone know how much they’re loved. Holding a large red heart, the cute brown bear sits on a picnic blanket together with his little bee friend, a honey jar and colorful flowers. Displayed on a sturdy baseplate, the Valentine’s Bear is a fun, lasting gift idea for him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… at any time of year, whether Valentine’s, birthday, Christmas or just because.
This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a cute brown bear holding a large red heart, sits on a picnic blanket together with his little bee friend, a honey jar and colorful flowers.
A great way to let someone know how much they’re loved; this set is suitable for anyone aged 10 and up.
With 150 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this is a great buildable Valentine’s Bear gift for him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… anyone who deserves to feel loved, at any time of year.
This LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Wedding Bride (40383) is a fun way to celebrate an impending marriage – whether a friend’s, a family member’s or your own! The buildable model comes with a pair of glasses, flowers, dress decorations, a ring and other optional pieces to personalize the bride’s facial expression, hair and skin color. With at least 14 possible looks, there’s plenty of opportunity to get creative before the big day!
This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a beautiful bride with customizable facial expression, hair and skin color makes a great gift for a bride to be.
Simple and fun to build, the set is suitable for anyone aged 10 and up.
With 306 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this buildable Wedding Bride looks great combined with the corresponding LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Wedding Groom (40384).
Celebrate a friend’s, family member’s or your own upcoming marriage with a LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Wedding Groom (40384) building kit. The fun model comes with a pair of glasses, hat, suit decorations, a ring and other optional pieces to personalize the facial expression, hair and skin color. With at least 11 possible looks, there’s plenty of creative construction to enjoy before the big day!
This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a smartly dressed gentleman with customizable facial expression, hair and skin color makes a great gift for a groom on or before his wedding day.
Simple and fun to build, the set is suitable for anyone aged 10 and up.
With 255 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this buildable Wedding Groom looks great combined with the corresponding LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Wedding Bride (40383).
This adorable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Lucky Cat (40436) is a great gift for kids at Chinese New Year. The model has long whiskers, a cute pink nose and incorporates a lever at the back that moves the cat’s paw up and down. Displayed on a sturdy baseplate, the Lucky Cat is a fun, lasting gift that delivers a message of good fortune all year round.
This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a traditional Chinese Lucky Cat sits on a sturdy base, making it ideal for play or display.
A great way to wish anyone ‘Happy New Year’, this set is suitable for anyone aged 10 and up.
With 134 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this buildable Lucky Cat is a fun, traditional way to wish the recipient good luck at any time of the year.
In case you missed out on this year’s holiday gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338), you might be interested to know that LEGO’s Customer Service has also uploaded the building instructions to recreate this set. You may download a copy of it right here.
It’s nice of LEGO to make the building instructions for their exclusive promotional sets – such as the Buildable Red Brick for example – available to the public particularly to LEGO fans that may have missed out on this promo. As part of its Black Friday deals, the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) was only made available for four days from November 29 to December 2, for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth $120 USD. It obviously comes with a relatively higher qualifying purchase as compared to other promos, but as a freebie coming in at 392 pieces and with some pretty nice play features, I certainly have no qualms about it.
As much as I understand the idea of giving shopping incentives and freebies to LEGO fans, I wish that LEGO will eventually make the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338), as well as other previously released seasonal gift-with-purchase (GWP) sets such as the LEGO Christmas Carousel (40293) and LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) both from last year, available as regular selling items in LEGO brand stores. In my opinion, it will be nice to offer them initially as exclusive freebies but LEGO will be serving the larger LEGO community in general if they will make these sets available for sale later on.