Watch Out for These LEGO House Exclusives Over at LEGO Shop@Home

While the COVID-19 pandemic is raging on across the globe, and most public establishments are closed indefinitely, LEGO is now offering previous LEGO House exclusives to be available to the general public starting May.

Since the temporary closure of the Home of the Brick in Billund, Denmark certain exclusive sets such as the LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037) surprisingly appeared at LEGO Shop@Home last Friday. Its appearance was relatively brief, with LEGO removing its listing right away after stocks ran out. From the looks of it, it may seem to be a dry-run for what the LEGO Group (TLG) intends to do come next month.

According to TLG’s press release, previous LEGO House exclusives such as the previously mentioned LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037), LEGO House Dinosaurs (40366), and the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000026) will be available for sale at LEGO’s home shopping portal for a limited time only. However, its a bit of damper to know that the LEGO House Dinosaurs and Tree of Creativity will only be offered to fans in the UK, Denmark, and Ireland. It looks like the LEGO House is the only set in this group that will have a global offering. Perhaps LEGO is understandably limiting the sales of this set to retain its exclusivity, and because they made it clear that these LEGO House exclusives will only be available until such time that the LEGO House in Billund re-opens once again. Pricing may somehow be adjusted as well due to prevailing currency exchange so I’ll try to give updates on this as well. So if you’re eyeing for the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (such as myself) and you’re not living within these territories then the options that you may have, unfortunately, are either through third-party sellers, or eBay.

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Here’s what LEGO has to say about these exclusive offerings:

LEGO House exclusives to be sold via http://www.LEGO.com

The Covid-19 situation is closing down many great activities, and LEGO® House has had to extend its closing period until further notice. To continue to offer a little bit of the LEGO House atmosphere to all our fans, we have therefore decided to make the three existing LEGO House exclusive sets available via http://www.LEGO.com

The three products are:

LEGO House Set. 21037. (Launched September 2017)
Tree of Creativity. 4000026. (Launched March 2018)
LEGO House Dinosaurs. 40366 (Launched April 2019)

The items will be sold at the same, or locally equivalent, RRP that we sell the sets for in the LEGO House.

We are planning to have the sets available on http://www.LEGO.com from early May 2020. The LEGO House Tree of Creativity and LEGO House Dinosaurs are on limited distribution to UK, DK, and IE only and we expect to have a purchase limit for each customer. Please notice that this is a limited time offer until LEGO House re-opens and the sets are only available while supplies last. As the LEGO House Tree of Creativity is a discontinued set, we have made certain to hold back sets for the (hopefully physical) AFOL Day in LEGO House in September.

LEGOLAND Exclusive Sets Goes On Sale

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak confining almost everyone indoors and limiting our movement outside, LEGOLAND saw it fit to offer some of its previously exclusive sets online for the benefit of all LEGO fans. Traditionally, these LEGOLAND exclusive sets are only available for park visitors who opt to bring home the magic of their LEGOLAND experience. Bu this time around, collectors may now have the chance of getting their own limited-edition sets while these theme parks are on temporary closure until April 15.

This is also a way for LEGOLAND to somehow recoup some of their expenses now that they are virtually inoperative. Some of these LEGOLAND exclusive sets, particularly the LEGOLAND Park (40346) are also on a discount so you may want to check this out as well.

And similar to LEGO Shop@Home‘s current promotional, single-receipt purchases at LEGOLAND online retail worth $50 or more will entitle you to a free LEGO Easter Egg (40371). If you wish to avail of these LEGOLAND exclusive sets, just read on and click on the following links below.

LEGOLAND Park (40346)

1,336 pieces | $64.99

LEGOLAND Exclusive Sets

Extend the ultimate LEGOLAND experience at home. Features 10 minifigures, including 2 LEGOLAND Park employees, more than 1300 elements and various fun attractions and play scenarios.

 

LEGOLAND Driving School (40347)

209 pieces | $19.99

LEGOLAND Exclusive Sets

The LEGOLAND Driving School is a visitor favorite and now that fun can keep going at home. The set comes with 4 minifigures and accessories including traffic cones, stop signs, traffic lights and even a gas station.

 

LEGOLAND Fire Academy (40393)

221 pieces | $19.99

Capture the moment of the cool LEGOLAND Fire Academy ride. Includes 3 minifigures, a fire truck, action play elements, park map and stickers.

 

LEGOLAND Train (40166)

210 pieces | $19.99

The iconic LEGOLAND Train set includes 4 minifigures: the train operator, mom, dad and child and accessories including shovel, broom, ladders and stickers.

 

LEGOLAND Micro Castle (40306)

220 pieces | $19.99

Featuring Ollie, the LEGOLAND dragon, this set includes 1 minifigure and accessories including a camera and cool grey LEGO “castle” bricks.

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Official Images Released

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)

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) 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.

We can expect the LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) promotional set to go live by Monday, January 13. If you’re into collecting these LEGO Chinese New Year exclusives, then be sure not to miss out on this freebie starting Monday until January 26. This is the 6th LEGO set of its kind, following the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) released last year; LEGO Year of the Dog (40235) in 2018; LEGO Year of the Rooster (40234) in 2017; LEGO Year of the Monkey (40207) in 2016; and LEGO Year of the Sheep (40148) in 2015.

2019 LEGO Books To Watch Out For

LEGO books have been a staple for most LEGO fans, especially those that come with freebies such as exclusive minifigures and cool mini-builds. From LEGO Star Wars to Ninjago, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming 2019 LEGO books slated to be released this year via Amazon.

If you recall, some publishers like Dorling Kindersley (DK) and Scholastic often release these titles bundled with free features that coincide with the themes or activities of the books. Here are some of the currently available and upcoming titles that come with free LEGO pieces and exclusive minifigures that you may want to watch out for. The LEGO Harry Potter and Wizarding World seem to dominate this list, followed by inspirations from LEGO’s non-licensed themes such as those from Ninjago.

For starters, we have the following 2019 LEGO books currently available today over at Amazon’s online store. Just click on the following links for more details of each of these titles.

LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

Release Date: July 4, 2019; $27.17 USD. The book comes with LEGO bricks and pieces to build an exclusive model not available in toy sets. It also comes with a LEGO Harry Potter minifigure with a Sorting Hat accessory. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Harry Potter The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

Release Date: July 2, 2019; $8.55 USD. 

2019 LEGO Books

 

Additionally, here are upcoming LEGO books that you may want to watch out for this year.

LEGO Harry Potter Annual 2020

Release Date: September 1, 2019; $8.55 USD; comes with a LEGO Young Ron minifigure and accessories. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Holiday Ideas: More than 50 Festive Builds

Release Date: October 1, 2019; $8.41 USD. Comes with 41 LEGO pieces to build an exclusive LEGO Reindeer mini-model. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Harry Potter: A Magical Search and Find Adventure

Release Date: December 26, 2019; $9.99 USD; comes with a LEGO Snape minifigure and accessories.

The LEGO Castle Book: Build Your Own Mini Medieval World

Release Date: December 26, 2019; $24.95 USD

 

LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary, New Edition: With Exclusive Minifigure

Release Date: September 10, 2019; $15.39 USD; comes with an exclusive LEGO Ninjago Teen Wu minifigure. 

LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Galactic Missions (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

Release Date: August 6, 2019; $17.49 USD; comes with 70 LEGO bricks and pieces to build an exclusive Bespin Guard’s Cloud Car, and a LEGO Star Wars Bespin Guard minifigure. 

LEGO Ninjago: Legends of the Ninja

Release Date: September 1, 2019; $9.45 USD; comes with a LEGO Ninjago Lloyd minifigure and accessories. 

LEGO Ninjago Choose Your Ninja Mission

Release Date: April 7, 2020; $19.99 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Ninjago minifigure.  

LEGO Ninjago Activity Book with Minifigure

Release Date: April 21, 2020; $9.99 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Ninjago minifigure.  

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LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition

Release Date: April 7, 2020; $14.01 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Star minifigure exclusive.

  

I’m sure that we’ll hear more about these books in the next few weeks. Which one are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

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.

Life-Sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue On Display at SDCC 2019

It has been customary for LEGO to feature life-sized brick statues of pop icons at comic book conventions, and San Diego Comic-Con is one of those events where LEGO designers get to shine. After the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue last week, another awesome brick creation is poised to grace the LEGO booth at SDCC 2019. As revealed by LEGO on its social media channels, a life-sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man statue will also be on display at this year’s SDCC.

Made up of 35,119 LEGO pieces, this statue is a fitting tribute to one of the icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark looks impressively imposing wielding this version of the Infinity Gauntlet, standing at 6.5 feet and weighing at 188 pounds.

This brick-built LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue will be on display from Thursday to Sunday this week, July 18-21. If you already registered as an attendee for SDCC, be sure to drop by the LEGO booth during these dates to see these magnificent pieces of brick art. LEGO usually releases two or three brick statues to be put on display during comic-con so we’re keeping our radars open for further developments if any.

LEGO has also announced its various SDCC 2019 exclusives that will be given away or sold via electronic raffle. We have the usual event-exclusive minifigures for this year such as the LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifig, the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman, and the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit minifigs. Limited-edition sets are also up for sale at the LEGO booth which includes Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).

LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

Other than the sweet Double VIP points offered by LEGO at the start of this month, a host of new sets are now also made available both in-store and at shop.LEGO.com. One of these sets also shows LEGO’s first steps in removing regional restrictions, particularly with its LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) set. If you recall, this set first appeared as a regional exclusive last May 1, offered in several countries in the Asia Pacific region. After the announcement of giving global access to this once regional exclusive set, LEGO was true to its word of offering to the rest of the global LEGO fandom after three months from its initial release in the area.

This time around, LEGO Shop@Home now lists this set in its database, offering it to LEGO fans all over the world. Just click on the link below and read on for the complete product description for the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103). This set is expected to sell for $49.99 in the US, coming in at almost 700 pieces.

LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103)

643 pieces; $49.99 

Dragon Boat Race (80103)

Stage a LEGO® Dragon Boat Race and paddle for victory!

Recreate all the color and thrills of the Dragon Boat Festival with this action-packed LEGO® 80103 Dragon Boat Race playset, featuring 2 awesome dragon boats, a dock with a food stall, viewing area and judge’s stand, plus buildable finishing line posts. Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, 3 minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small wheels underneath for racing. This cool construction toy includes 15 minifigures with lots of fun accessory elements for endless role-play fun.

  • Includes 15 minifigures: 2 dragon helmsmen, 6 paddlers, 2 drummers, 2 spectators, a judge, boy and a stall keeper.
  • Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, 3 minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small hidden wheels underneath for racing.
  • Dock features a food stall with assorted elements including a pot, rice bucket, 6 cooked zongzi and 2 uncooked zongzi and a food sign; a viewing area for spectators; and the judge’s stand with steps, decorative elements and a trophy element.
  • Also includes 2 buildable finishing line posts.
  • Accessory elements include: 8 paddles (for the dragon helmsmen and the paddlers), 2 drums and 2 sets of drumsticks and the spectators’ 2 flags.
  • The dragon helmsmen and paddler minifigures are new for May 2019.
  • Please note: boats do not float in water.
  • Dock measures over 5” (13cm) high, 12” (32cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.
  • Boats each measure over 1” (5cm) high, 14” (36cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.

SDCC 2019 Exclusive Reveal: The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit

In the tradition of San Diego Comic-Con’s LEGO exclusives, LEGO has now revealed this year’s first minifigure to be made available to participants. The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit takes its cue from 2018’s hit Playstation 4 video game, Spider-Man

We can assume that SDCC 2019 attendees will have access to this LEGO minifig exclusive via the same electronic raffle/system as in previous years. Furthermore, according to info coming from Allen (aka The Brick Fan), there will also be a randomized instant-win raffle event where Comic-Con attendees can get a chance to win this LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit exclusive.

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To be frank, I’m still hoping that The LEGO Group will still consider having Comic-Con LEGO exclusives such as this, be available to other LEGO fans who cannot attend these kinds of conventions for obvious geographical reasons. Perhaps LEGO can give a thought on how to make these minifigs available to the general public after a certain number of months. This will also somehow discourage scalpers for charging a ridiculous amount for this SDCC LEGO exclusives over at eBay.

Anyways, if you’re into this kind of LEGO collectibles, then be sure to bookmark and check back with us again as more info comes out regarding the details of how to avail of this minifig. I also expect additional LEGO SDCC 2019 minifigures to be revealed anytime soon.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) Revealed

After the reveal of this year’s LEGO SDCC exclusives: Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) and The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), the LEGO Group has revealed another set that will grace their booth at San Diego Comic Con 2019 starting July 18. The LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) comes as an addition to the roster of LEGO Marvel Endgame sets which are now currently available in LEGO Stores and online.

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

As initially announced by Gizmodo, the set comes in at 482 pieces and will include two Chitauri minifigures, Black Widow in her time heist suit, and an Infinity Gauntlet-wielding Professor Hulk, and Pepper Potts in her Rescue armor. The central build of this set is the Avengers Helicopter, which to be quite honest and nitpicking does not fit in that entire Endgame scene. But perhaps the biggest question is, as Gizmodo pointed out, is LEGO’s call of including Nat in this particular set considering that Bruce Banner already has the Infinity Gauntlet together with the Soul Stone attached to it. Spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen the movie until now (seriously?), then you wouldn’t want to know why is it so.

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Well, LEGO does not really have the reputation of being completely movie-accurate with regards to rendering MCU films into sets. Nevertheless, if you’re a LEGO Marvel MCU completionist, then its nice to have that Rescue armor around. The LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) is expected to retail for $60 and will be available in US stores beginning November 25. Check out the rest of its official images and product description courtesy of Brick Fanatics.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Team up with the Avengers in an epic aerial battle against the Chitauri soldiers! Launch the helicopter with Rescue and fire the triple stud shooters at the mighty Leviathan. Dodge the Chitauri flyer’s stud shooters. Surprise the enemy by dropping the mighty Hulk into battle. Then attack with Rescue’s Power Blasts and Black Widow’s batons. Who will win this LEGO Marvel Avengers Endgame? You decide!

2nd LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Set Revealed: The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

After unveiling its first LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive a few days ago, LEGO has revealed its second LEGO San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive set. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) is a 427-piece set that features Batman himself amidst a background of Gotham’s nighttime skyline with the classic Batsignal flashing across the sky.

The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

This LEGO SDCC exclusive set also features the Dark Knight perched on a typical building rooftop decked with a pair of gargoyles. I love how the designers created this nicely scaled set – they even added a sort of a water tank to add to that signature LEGO humor. Unlike the Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) set which includes an exclusive minifigure of Captain Marvel and Maria Rambeau, this 2nd LEGO SDCC offering does not seem to contain any exclusive minifigures (I know, we have plenty of Batman minifigs out there) or parts. What seems to be unique to this set is the 2×4 tile that celebrates 80 years of Batman, though I’m not quite sure if this is printed or not.

Same as before, this LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) will only be available to SDCC attendees via electronic raffle through the Exclusives Portal Lottery, which will begin next week. Those who will be pre-selected to purchase this set will need to shell out $45 USD to bring home this one.

Hopefully like last year, LEGO will also release the building instructions for this set.  Keep tabs with us here on The Brick Show for more updates as the third and final LEGO SDCC exclusive set is revealed.