A week into June 2022, LEGO has a new set of GWPs beginning their promo period now. Both items are polybags, and they ought to catch the fancy of automobile aficionados looking for quick builds. One is for the Speed Champions line, which already has new releases this year. The other is a minifigure-scale vehicle for the LEGO City line. According to Brickset, both gift-with-purchase polybags have the same purchase price threshold. One promo period ends sooner than the other though, so here’s the lowdown on these promotional automotive polybags.
First is the LEGO Speed Champions Aston Martin AMR Pro (30434). From this Tuesday, June 7, one can get it with a minimum LEGO purchase of $40.
It’s the same price deal for the LEGO City Go-Kart Racer (30589). About the only difference is the end of its GWP period. The City polybag wraps up on the 14th, while its Speed Champions counterpart won’t be until June 19. Of course, both also depend on while their respective stocks last. The Aston Martin polybag’s being touted by LEGO as a nice extra for a Father’s Day LEGO purchase. The City Go-Kart’s more for an everyday gift. These GWPs are available on both LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
Through thick and thin, LEGO strives to maintain a regular product release schedule year in and out. And while the best source on set launches would be LEGO themselves, sometimes retailers would jump the gun. These early announcements can contain the most exciting LEGO set notices, which we must wait for until confirmed or debunked. Last February we caught wind of a LEGO set for a mega-franchise from fellow toy giant Hasbro. Who could imagine a LEGO-Hasbro collaboration to make LEGO Transformers? That rumor, plus other LEGO items, just got their advance product reveal courtesy of an online German retailer.
The Brick Fan tells us that some upcoming LEGO sets now grace the online listings of Wagner’s in Germany. This listing includes the aforementioned long-rumored LEGO Optimus Prime (10302), from Hasbro’s “Transformers.” Not your thing? How about tie-ins for James Cameron’s “Avatar” particularly the sequel arriving late this year? We also have early mentions of the expected 2022 Advent Calendars, if you collect those. Here’s a rundown of what to expect from several major LEGO themes all through the year.
Great Pyramid of Giza (21058) – 1,476 pieces | €139.99
Hey, it’s the first day of the month once again. March 1, 2022. By this point the New Year must no longer feel so new. Before we go off track however, we’ll get right down to what this update is about: first-day LEGO product launches. We certainly enjoyed covering these sets when they first officially came out. And like before, for your easy reference we’re collecting their LEGO.com product listings together here. Our big thanks again to The Brick Fan for any March 1-releasing LEGO product we may have missed. Also linked are our past articles, if we caught them.
We’ve got more March 1 LEGO release info coming your way, this time courtesy of Brick Fanatics. Next on the reveal train is LEGO Speed Champions. These sets we first learned of back in October of last year. They served as confirmation that LEGO will indeed see the Speed Champions line with new stuff through 2023. Five sets were teased back then, although only four of them were named at the time. Now, all cards are finally on the table. And unlike the Creator 3-in-1 sets we found on a German retailer, these ones are officially added to LEGO shop.
The above is a social media post from LEGO regarding their Speed Champion sets coming March 1. All cars are on display. Since we know one of the revealed numbers was a double-vehicle set, this confirms the unnamed item as a double-car. But we’ll let the listings speak for themselves.
Over the past few days, LEGO news sources have been speculating over some multiple set listings on retailer electriBricks.com. From there we got reports of an expected LEGO Technic supercar set delayed to next year. Major rumor has it that it may be a model of the similarly-delayed Tesla Cybertruck. Several numbered products titled “Coconut” also gained significant attention. The name seems to hint that they could be a new wave of LEGO Indiana Jones sets. Note that the theme last saw releases in 2009. On the vein of licensed-IP LEGO sets, we have more rumors for 2022 Speed Champions.
From Promobricks.de we get this juicy speculation on more electricBrick retail listings, for LEGO Speed Champions this year. We’ve two of eight sets supposedly releasing for the theme this year, numbered 76911 and 76912. Promobricks tells us that these sets are based on two action-movie franchises with notable automotive focus. Furthermore, the source franchises already have prior LEGO set depictions. What do you say to new Speed Champions “James Bond” and “Fast & Furious” car sets? The former made waves in 2019 via the Creator Expert Aston Martin DB5 (10262). The latter got repped by Dom’s Dodge Charger (42111) last year on LEGO Technic.
One factor for excitement at these rumored Speed Champions sets are the accompanying character minifigures. Think about it: James Bond 007 and Dom Toretto minifigs! Both would be the first character depictions from the two IPs for LEGO. Vin Diesel’s Dom is a no-brainer, though there are multiple options for the likeness of minifigure!Bond. Several other 2022 Speed Champions items were rumored as early as October last year. We’ll compile them here anew for reference:
LEGO Champions 2022 Releases
Ferrari 512 M (76906) – 291 pieces | €19.99/$23.22
As LEGO began to roll out its wave ofnewsets this 2nd half of 2021, it is also expected that the company will begin clearing out from its shelves (both from its physical stores and online) several of its previous sets that are expected to reach its end of life very soon. Retiring LEGO sets are almost always of particular interest to the LEGO fan community, considering that most of us still have that one set that we are looking forward to ticking out from our LEGO must-have bucket list. And recently, Stone Wars have released a very comprehensive list of all the retiring LEGO sets that are expected to quietly exit or may have exited already, from LEGO stores and online, during the 1st half of this year.
The list of these retiring LEGO sets for H1 2021 is presented here. In case you’re interested, you may click on the following LEGO Shop@Home affiliate links below to check out their current availability. Some of these sets may be temporarily out of stock or tagged as already sold out as I’ve checked a while ago as of this posting. Nevertheless, it is still helpful to check if your expected LEGO set is still included in this listing.
Just a disclaimer though – like previously retired LEGO sets, this list is not 100% accurate considering how fast these retiring LEGO sets might sell out. So I encourage you to do a quick search over at LEGO Shop@Home. A huge thanks to Stone Wars once again for sharing and verifying this list.
The June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has now been uploaded via LEGO’s servers and it looks like there’s plenty to expect at your local LEGO store at LEGO Shop@Home starting next week. The month of June marks the availability of most of LEGO’s H2 (or 2nd half of the year) offerings, and LEGO is throwing in a handful of promotional items as an incentive to tick that that next LEGO wishlist. Let’s take a look.
Offer valid from June 1 to June 30, 2021; in-store only.
It looks like Ninjago is now given the official BrickHeadz treatment, and the timing couldn’t be better. LEGO Ninjago now marks its 10th anniversary making it one of LEGO’s longest-running themes. And aside from the various exclusive LEGO Ninjago minifigures and sets that were announced to celebrate the occasion, LEGO is now throwing in its first BrickHeadz rendition of some of the most iconic characters of the theme. It is not exactly a freebie, but this 3-in-1 set comes in at a discounted price of $10 if you happen to have a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Ninjago sets worth $85 and more from June 1 to June 30. Originally valued at $29.99, this BrickHeadz trio includes a rendering of Golden Lloyd, Nya Samurai X, and the Firstbourne Dragon. Please take note that this is an in-store offer, so better plan for your next LEGO Store visit.
Free LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (30343) polybag
Offer valid from June 7 to June 20, 2021.
To celebrate the release of its larger cousin, the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (76902), LEGO is also throwing in a polybag for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO set worth $40 or more, both in-store and online. You may also want to check out the next wave of LEGO Speed Champions to see what they have to offer.
Free LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006748) for VIP Members
Offer valid for LEGO VIP members only from June 21 to 30, 2021.
Here’s a treat for LEGO VIP members. Any single-receipt, LEGO purchases worth $85 from June 21 to 30, 2021 will entitle you to this free LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006748) set. We have little information about this freebie, especially about its piece count. But judging from its initial photos, we can see that the Swing Ship Ride comes on an 8×8 base that features a swing mechanism and a sticker that echoes LEGO’s founding principle of “LEG GODT” or “play well”. I’ll give you updates once more info comes in.
Free LEGO Blue VIP Keychain (854090)
Offer valid when you sign-up for the first time to become a LEGO VIP member. Promo runs from June 1 to December 31, 2021.
Throughout the second half of the year, LEGO is giving out the exclusive LEGO Blue VIP Keychain as an incentive for signing up as a LEGO VIP member. Its a great way to start your journey on great LEGO discounts, rewards, and other cool LEGO giveaways.
Free LEGO Bob Minion with Robot Arms (30387)
Offer valid from June 24 to July 11, 2021.
To mark the long-overdue release of Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru animated film, LEGO is also giving out incentives for those who will make their next LEGO Minions purchase. From June 24 to July 11, any single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Minions sets worth $40 will entitle you to this Bob Minion polybag. It’s a nice way to build your army of little yellow minions if you ask me.
I have to say that the offerings and promos listed in the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar are pretty exciting. So be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for the latest and upcoming LEGO sets next month.
Other than the LEGO City and Creator 3-in-1 sets, another homegrown LEGO theme is speeding its way this summer. The LEGO Speed Champions summer 2021 sets are all listed at LEGO’s online shopping portal with a release date of June 1st.
First introduced via a German online retailer, these sets are scheduled to arrive in LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop@Home starting this next month. Head over to their respective product pages by clicking on these affiliate links below. Let me know in the comments below which will be on top of your LEGO Speed Champions summer 2021 must-have list.
Kids and car enthusiasts will love the LEGO® Speed Champions Koenigsegg Jesko (76900). This detailed replica toy captures the essence of the real-life Swedish hypercar with its advanced aerodynamic design that helps deliver a blistering 300 mph on-track performance. Kids can explore the vehicle as they build, before putting it on display or hitting the track for thrilling race action.
Realistic detailing This collectible model comes with a wide chassis, which allows room for a 2-seat cockpit and even more authentic detailing. And with a Koenigsegg driver minifigure complete with a racing suit, safety helmet, and wrench, there’s plenty of inspiration for imaginative play.
Recreate the drama of the racetrack LEGO Speed Champions building kits give kids and car fans the chance to collect and construct mini versions of the world’s leading and best-known automobiles. Perfect for display, these vehicles are also great for thrilling race action against other vehicles from the Speed Champions range.
The LEGO® Speed Champions Toyota GR Supra (76901) gives kids and car enthusiasts of all ages the chance to collect, build and explore one of the world’s most iconic high-performance sports cars. Packed with realistic details, this authentic replica provides an engaging building experience, is perfect for display, and awesome for high-energy racing action!
Inspiring details This collectible car toy comes with a wide chassis, which allows room for a 2-seat cockpit and even more authentic detailing. And with a Toyota driver minifigure complete with racing suit, safety helmet, and wrench, there’s plenty of inspiration for imaginative, high-speed play.
Outstanding models that shine on the racetrack LEGO Speed Champions building sets feature mini versions of the world’s leading and best-known automobiles. Perfect for display, these vehicles are also great for thrilling race action against other vehicles from the Speed Champions range.
This LEGO® Speed Champions McLaren Elva (76902) construction set gives kids and car enthusiasts the chance to collect, build and explore one of the world’s most exclusive speedsters. Stunning from every angle, this detailed replica delivers an engaging building experience, is perfect for display and awesome for super-aerodynamic racing action!
Just like the real thing This collectible toy car comes with a wide chassis, which allows room for the 2-seat open cockpit and lots more authentic detailing. And with a McLaren driver minifigure, complete with race suit, racing helmet, and wrench, there’s plenty of inspiration for imaginative play.
Celebrating speed and innovation LEGO Speed Champions building sets deliver mini versions of the world’s leading and best-known automobiles. Perfect for display, these vehicles are also great for thrilling race action against other toy vehicles from the Speed Champions range.
The LEGO® Speed Champions Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette (76903) set to make a perfect gift for fans of high-performance automobiles. Kids and car enthusiasts get to collect and explore 2 groundbreaking Corvettes from different eras. Packed with realistic details, these epic cars are fun to build, great for display, and awesome to race!
Just like the real thing The vehicles in this Speed Champions playset come with a wide chassis, which allows room for a 2-seat cockpit and even more authentic detailing. And with 2 Chevrolet driver minifigures geared up and ready to go, the scene is set for legendary racetrack action.
The best race car kits! LEGO Speed Champions sets deliver authentic replicas of the world’s most innovative and best-known automobiles. Perfect for display, the collectible models are also great for thrilling race action against other vehicles from the Speed Champions range.
Fans of fast vehicles will love this LEGO® Speed Champions Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (76904) building kit. Packed with realistic details, these amazing replica models deliver a rewarding building experience, are great for display and awesome to race.
The fun is in the detail! The collectible toy cars in this playset come with a wide chassis, which allows for lots of cool detailing. And, with 2 driver minifigures donning Dodge outfits and race helmets, epic racing drama is on the horizon!
Recreate race-day action! LEGO Speed Champions sets deliver mini versions of the world’s best-known high-performance automobiles. Kids and car enthusiasts can collect, build and display their favorite vehicles or join friends for thrilling race action against other replica models from the Speed Champions range.
Kids and car enthusiasts will love this LEGO® Speed Champions Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R (76905) toy building set. Packed with realistic details, these amazing replica models deliver a rewarding building experience, look fantastic on display, and are awesome for epic off-road and on-track race action!
Inspiringly detailed! The vehicles in this playset come with a wide chassis, which allows room for a 2-seat cockpit and even more authentic detailing. And with 2 driver minifigures in Ford racing suits and helmets, there’s plenty of adrenaline-filled drama on the horizon!
Scaled-down replicas for an upscaled LEGO experience LEGO Speed Champions sets deliver mini replicas of the world’s best-known and fastest automobiles. Kids and car enthusiasts can collect, build and display their favorite vehicles or join friends for thrilling race action against other replica models from the Speed Champions range.
Images and other product info of the new LEGO Speed Champions summer 2021 sets are now available online. The news came in by way of product listings by German online retailer JB Spielwaren, providing us with a better look at these latest brick-built speedsters.
Back in February, we reported on the next batch of supercars that will be given the official LEGO treatment this summer. And as it turns out, it’s not that far-fetched. And similar to the LEGO City Summer 2021 sets, this batch of the latest Speed Champions is expected to be released sometime in June. Let’s take a closer look and let us know in the comments below which set will be a first-day buy for you.
Koenigsegg Jesko (76900)
280 pieces | 19.99 Euro
Toyota GR Supra (76901)
299 pieces | 19.99 Euro
McLaren Elva (76902)
263 pieces | 19.99 Euro
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette (76903)
512 pieces | 39.99 Euro
Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (76904)
Following the rumor train regarding the upcoming LEGO Speed Champions 2021 sets scheduled to be released this summer, we now have our first look at one of these new brick-built speedsters in the form of the LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set.
Shared by Reddit user Samurai_Happy, this first look at set 76904 confirms the rumored list of LEGO Speed Champions 2021 2H sets that went around a couple of months ago. According to the eagle-eyed LEGO fan, he spotted this set on display at a Target store in Washington but was eventually prohibited from purchasing it since it was marked for release in August. Personally, it is kind of absurd to have restrictions like this considering that this set was already placed on display. However, August could be a release date specifically for other retailers and we can still expect this new LEGO Speed Champions 2021 set to be released in June just in time for summer.
The LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set clocks in at 627 pieces and is expected to retail for $49.99. It’s basically a dual-pack that features a pair of Dodge’s iconic vehicles highlighting its past and present legacies on the race track. As a fan of classic muscle cars, I am personally looking forward to this brick version of the 1970 Dodge Challenger. And though the LEGO Speed Champions has produced a great line of brick speedsters throughout the years, there is only a handful of brick-built classic muscle cars that were added to its theme. We have 2017’s 1966 Ford GT40 from set 75881, the LEGO Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884), and 2019’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from set 75893. I just hope that the LEGO Group will eventually develop a subtheme for the LEGO Speed Champions line that is dedicated to this beloved genre of classic cars.
For now, be sure to keep an eye at LEGO Shop@Home, and here at our blog site for the latest LEGO news updates. Special thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.