New 2018 LEGOLAND Pirate Photo Frame (40389) Revealed + A Better Look at the LEGOLAND Micro Castle (40306).

It looks like we have another brick-built picture frame to display that Throwback Thursday photo. Thanks to mc_survival_man, this first image of the LEGOLAND Pirate Frame (40389) has surfaced, and it looks like this piece of memento is exclusively available only at LEGOLAND Florida. Coming in at 171 pieces, the set retails for $14.99 and has a pirate themed, buildable figure included.

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New LEGOLAND photo frame!

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The LEGO Photo Frame has been regularly released and re-released throughout the years as a LEGOLAND exclusive since 2002. I love the inclusion of the buildable pirate, but I feel that adding a pirate minifigure, plus some thoughtful redesigning by including certain sea creatures and other elements will be way better, similar to the LEGOLAND Picture Frame – Florida Edition (40081) released in 2013. Another good example of a properly designed frame is the Classic Picture Frame (850702) also released in 2013.

Another nice image that was shared by mc_survival_man via Instagram is the LEGOLAND Micro Castle (40306), which we reported a week ago. The previous photo that we posted is seriously blurry, and thankfully this box art shot gives us a better look at how the Castle-themed set is designed, as it is patterned after the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel in the UK.

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Some of the new items

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Similarly, this set also comes as a LEGOLAND Store exclusive, consisting of 220 pieces, and retails for $19.99.  The build itself may not be that impressive to some, but being a fan of small replicas built in LEGO, I wouldn’t mind picking up this micro-scaled rendition of the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel if given the opportunity. The only point for improvement that I have about this build is the fact that everything rests on the inclusion of that dragon head to give this set its identity. I mean, remove it and you probably have no idea what it is. Perhaps LEGO could have thrown in a printed tile, or just even a sticker, that specifically labels it as the LEGOLAND Castle, in a similar vein as that of LEGO Architecture sets.


So if you’re anywhere near LEGOLAND Florida and wish to add these sets to your LEGO collection, then you may want to opt to visit the LEGO Store in the area. Thanks again to mc_survival_man for sharing these images.

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