Check Out the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and Related Promos

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

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

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

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

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

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

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.

 

Explore the New 2020 LEGO City Sets

February 1 to 29, 2020

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Visit any LEGO Store near you through the entire month of February to have a hands-on, try-before-you-buy experience with the latest 2020 LEGO City Police sets. New play features include the use of magnets (such as those found in the LEGO City Helicopter Chase (60243) and Police Monster Truck Heist (60245)), lights and sounds (Police Station (60246) which is available with double VIP points until January 31) and parachutes (Parachute Arrest (60208) and Sky Police Air Base (60210)) for your LEGO City Police minifigs. It’s a great way to have a feel of these play features before you decide to buy them.

 

Adult Valentine’s Bear Build and Take Event

February 11, 2020

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.

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January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Up And Loaded With Promos To Start The Year Right

As we literally count the days before we say goodbye to 2019, LEGO has now given us a glimpse of things to come with their January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Those who are looking forward to the majority LEGO 2020 sets –  ranging from the City, Technic, Ninjago and Creator themes just to name a few – that will launch at the turn of the year, you’ll be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in a good number of promos and freebies to watch out for. You may download a copy of the calendar right here as we breakdown each of these freebies.

Free LEGO Turquoise (853380) or Purple (853379) Keychain

Promo period: January 1 – 12, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

From January 1 to 12, every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO product or merchandise equivalent to $35 USD or more, will entitle you to a free LEGO Keychain either in Turquoise or Purple variants. It’s not really that much, but I like the vibrant colors of these 2×4 bricks and I wouldn’t mind having them as part of my usual gears and accessories.

Free LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Seasonal Set

Promo period: January 13 to 26, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Following the tradition of seasonal Chinese New Year sets, LEGO now releases its 7th promotional set based on the Chinese zodiac. Last year we saw LEGO offering the Year of the Pig (40186) set, and for 2020 it is the adorable  Metal Rat’s turn to have a LEGO set dedicated to it. Those who will opt to make their LEGO purchases from January 13 to 26 equivalent to $80 USD and above will get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set. These seasonal freebies are usually highly sought after so expect these to have a rather short period of availability.

Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624)

Promo period: December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Following the subtheme of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets, this limited edition LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) does not come together with the aforementioned sets and is only available as an exclusive freebie from December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets amounting to $40 USD, you’ll see this relatively rare minifig added to your cart. Since this has a longer promo period as compared to other deals, then we can somehow hope that LEGO has stacked up on this anniversary collectible.

Free Exclusive LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)

Promo period: January 24 to February 9, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Fans of LEGO’s new spooky-fun theme will be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in another freebie following its Newbury Juice Bar (40336) exclusive promotional released earlier in September. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) will be added to your cart automatically for every LEGO purchase worth  $45 USD and more made between January 24 to February 9, 2020. This has a lower qualifying purchase as compared to its predecessor. I really can’t figure much about the build based on this image, but I’m sure we’ll get better images soon.

Free Make-and-Take LEGO Creator Newsstand

Promo period: January 8, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

To celebrate the release of next year’s LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), LEGO Stores are offering a free make and take build in the form of the LEGO Creator Newsstand. I like the more compact design on this particular newsstand, which somewhat shows a marked improvement on what LEGO offered with the LEGO City Bus Station (60154) back in 2017. Similar to other in-store promos, this freebie will be exclusively available to those who will visit a local LEGO store to participate in this building event. Bear in mind that there are limited spaces available so be sure to sign-up in-store starting January 6. This activity is also intended for LEGO fans and participants ages 15 and above.

Free LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon Build

Promo period: January 23

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO celebrates 2020’s Chinese Lunar New Year with a free make-and-take build for younger LEGO fans. Visit your local LEGO brand store on January 23 to build a LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon to celebrate the festivities. Same as other in-store building events, this one also has limited space so registration is likewise required. Sign-ups will begin in-store starting January 6 and is intended for younger participants ages 6 to 14 years.

LEGO Star Wars Building Event – Choose Your Side

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

For the whole month of January, you may visit any of your local LEGO Store to build and try some of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and have it displayed together with your chosen squadron. It’s a great way to try some of these sets before you commit to purchasing them. And before you head out to your local LEGO Store, be sure to check out the upcoming 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets right here.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)
LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (75273)
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

Other than the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), I’m very much looking forward to that LEGO Star Wars Poe Damaron’s X-wing Fighter (75273) from the Rise of Skywalker, the new-for-2020 LEGO Hidden Side sets, and the LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105) just to name a few. Making your timely purchases at this turn of the year will certainly reward you with any of these handsome freebies. What will be your first LEGO purchase for 2020? What are you most excited about this January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let me know in the comments below.

Take A Look at the December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights and Promotions

As we close the year, LEGO is set to end 2019 with a handful of promos and freebies that you may want to check out. LEGO servers have been updated to now include their December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar, underscoring their attractive freebies and promo. Read on for the details.

Free LEGO Creator Exclusive Mini Gingerbread House (40337)

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO is giving us our next, holiday-themed freebie of the year following the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338). From December 6 until the 24th, single-receipt LEGO purchases worth $99 USD and more will entitle you to a free LEGO Creator Mini Gingerbread House (40337). This is the much smaller cousin of this year’s Winter Village set which is the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267).

Free LEGO Star Wars Free Collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Minifigure (30624)

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

After 4 months of waiting after images of this collectible minifig made their way online via eBay, we now have confirmation on how to finally get this iconic Star Wars character. This month from December 6, 2019, until January 31 next year, your LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $40 USD and above will come with a free LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Minifigure (30624). This minifigure comes with a minifig stand similar to what LEGO has offered with its LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets released during the 1st quarter of this year. So if you want to snag this one, be sure to time your next LEGO Star Wars purchase during these promo dates.

Free Exclusive Mini LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (40433)

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

I guess for most LEGO fans, this is the year’s sweetest LEGO freebie. After revealing the mammoth-sized, and impressively sleek LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (76139), LEGO is giving an additional incentive for those who will be getting this set from November 29 to December 5. Every purchase of this set will come with a smaller, equally display-worthy freebie in the form of the Mini LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (40433). Since this promo will run only for a few days or until supplies last, expect this to be a hot brick item both in-store and online.

#BuildtoGive 2019 Holiday Campaign

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

Starting November 4 until December 8, you can help spread some holiday joy by visiting your local LEGO Store to build and display a brick-built ornament, then snap an image of your build share it online with your friends using #BUILDTOGIVE. For every ornament built, the LEGO Group will donate a LEGO set to a child in need. The goal is to share and donate up to a million LEGO sets worldwide, so its a great way to put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season.

Give a Handmade LEGO Gift

December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

From November 11 to December 24, you can purchase a collection of holiday-themed inspirational builds via your local LEGO Store’s Pick & Build Wall. It’s a great way to spread some LEGO holiday cheers among your friends and loved ones. Just be sure to check first with your local LEGO Store since this promotional may not be available at all LEGO brand stores.

 

Other than the much-awaited LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile (76139), other cool sets to watch out for in this last quarter of the year include the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320), LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets, and some soon-to-retire sets such as the LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort (41347), LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930), and LEGO Seasonal Dragon Boat Race (80103) just to name a few.

So what you are most excited about next month’s December 2019 LEGO Store Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.

November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Promos and Highlights

LEGO has already released its November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar giving us an overview of the promos and events that will happen this month. The calendar highlights the shop by interest feature of LEGO Shop@Home, which is a helpful kind of filter especially for those new in LEGO. Same as before, let’s take a closer look at some of the things that we can expect from our local LEGO store this month.

Free LEGO Creator Reindeer (40434) With Purchases Over $35 USD

November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

This free polybag is basically a rehash of 2016’s seasonal freebie which is the Reindeer (30474), so if you missed out on this one now is a great time to get it. This free LEGO Creator Reindeer (40434) will automatically appear in your shopping cart from November 4 to 17 once your LEGO purchases reach $35 and above.

Free Exclusive LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) With Purchases Over $120 USD

November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

Last September, it was revealed that this holiday season’s gift-with-purchase (GWP) set will be in the form of the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338). It is now finally confirmed that this GWP set will be an incentive for those who will be making their LEGO purchases during this year’s Black Friday sales from November 29 to December 2. Expect this 392-piece set to be added to your cart during these dates when your LEGO purchases reach $120 and more.

#BuildtoGive Holiday Campaign

November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO is bringing back its charitable campaign from last year, in the form of #BUILDTOGIVE. The idea is basically straightforward: the LEGO Group will donate one LEGO set to charity for every #BuildtoGive ornament that is built either at home with LEGO bricks and shared via social media with #BuildtoGive, or in a participating store. The LEGO Group aims to donate a total of one million LEGO sets (estimated at $10,000,000 USD) to children in need around the world. It’s a great way to share our love and passion for the LEGO brick this holiday season.

Pick & Build Wall Holiday Gifts

From November 11 until Christmas Eve, the LEGO Store’s Pick & Build Wall will feature holiday-themed builds that you can purchase as a gift or as fun, stocking stuffers for the little kiddos. Be aware though that this unique building experience may only be limited to select LEGO Stores so be sure to ask your LEGO Brick Specialists for details.

2019 Black Friday Sales

Be sure to check with your local LEGO Store or at LEGO Shop@Home for this year’s LEGO Black Friday deals. We don’t have info yet on which sets will have the Black Friday tag so be sure to check with us for more updates.

LEGO Stores Opening This Fall

LEGO fans will be pleased to know that LEGO is opening or has already opened additional LEGO Stores across the US. If you’re living near these areas, then be sure to check the following LEGO brand stores.

  • St. Johns Town Center, FL
  • Town Center at Boca Raton, FL
  • Destiny USA, NY
  • Smith Haven Mall, NY
  • CF Rideau Centre, ON

 

The November 2019 LEGO Store Calendar also puts the spotlight on this month’s release of the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) set. Retailing for $59.99, this set comes in at 910 pieces and features three, museum-worthy prehistoric builds. You may also want to check LEGO’s recommended holiday gifts that sell for $9.99 such as select LEGO Star Wars Microfighters, the LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty’s Sweetest Friends EVER (70822), and the LEGO City Arctic Exploration Team (60191) to name a few.

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Celebrates Triple Force Friday

The October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has just been released by LEGO, and it underscores everything that we can expect from this week’s Triple Force Friday celebrations. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this month’s LEGO Store calendar and see what cool things we can pick up from our local LEGO brand store. You may also want to check out the entire calendar in PDF format right here, or just click on the following images below.

 

October 4-6: Free Exclusive Battle of Endor (40362) Micro Build

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

For qualifying LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $75 and above, you’ll receive this free LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor – 2oth Anniversary Edition (40362) added to your cart. Just be quick with the mouse trigger though if you will order online at LEGO Shop@Home because this exclusive freebie is only available from October 4 to 6 or until supplies last.

 

October 5: Join a Special Luke Skywalker Timeline Make-and-Take Building Event

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

It’s nice to hear more info about this Triple Force Friday promotional make-and-take event. On October 5, adult fans of LEGO will be treated with another freebie by participating in-stores to create a brick memorabilia of Luke Skywalker’s timeline across the Star Wars films. Take note that this building event is intended for adults ages 18 and above, and will require a pre-registration in-store on October 1st. Fans are also encouraged to come inside LEGO stores dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters from October 4 to 6. Special treats will be given to those who will participate on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

October 16: Visit Your Local LEGO Store to Build a UFO

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

Visit your local LEGO Store to build and take home a UFO minibuild. Same as with LEGO’s previous monthly minibuilds, this building event has limited space and registration is required. In-store signups start on October 3 and are intended for children ages 6 to 14 only.

 

October 4-November 3: Red Squadron Vs Blue Squadron

Come into your local LEGO store to decode hidden building instructions using a pair of special glasses. Build your ship as fast as you can and race your siblings, a parent, or new friends. This experience is intended for all ages, and no registration is required. Do take note that this in-store experience may not be available in all LEGO Store locations.

 

October 31: The LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) Freebie is Back

Just in time for Halloween, you can stop by at your local LEGO store in your spookiest costume for some trick or treat fun. Plus, you can also receive once again the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $50 USD and above both in-store and online.

 

Other than the latest LEGO Star Wars sets that will be offered this week, LEGO fans can now also purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267), LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100), and the new 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets starting today. So what do you think is the best of our October 2019 LEGO store calendar? Let me know in the comments below

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar Is Now Available

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar is now up online and we can see a handful of promotional events that you may want to catch on with. From Hidden Side goodies to buzzin’ BrickHeadz, there’s a lot to take away from the LEGO Store this month. Let’s break down each of them.

Free LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

I already reported that this latest freebie from the Hidden Side theme will soon arrive next month, though we haven’t had a clue on the promo mechanics of how to avail it. Thankfully, the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar finally confirms how we can avail the Newbury Juice Bar (40336). Every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise from equivalent to $50 USD and above entitles you to bring home this freebie. This promotional will run from September 2 to 15, or until supplies last. It was previously thought that this promotional set is only limited to any LEGO Hidden Side purchase, but it’s a good thing that it applies to any LEGO merchandise as well.

Free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630)

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

From reversible canvas bags to picnic blankets, LEGO seems intent to provide us an array of outdoor accessories with this next offer. From September 23 to 28, LEGO fans with purchases over $100 USD will receive a free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630) while supplies last. It’s a great way to bring with your LEGO sets to the park or at the beach for some outdoor fun. Just be sure you don’t mix it up with your snacks.

Free LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270)

I saw this promotional ad appear in my email just a few moments ago, and it’s nice of LEGO of throwing in last year’s seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270). In case you missed this set, this can be added to your shopping cart for free for any purchase of any LEGO merchandise or set totaling $65 USD and more. This promo began yesterday and will run until September 8 or until supplies last.

In-Store Make and Take Triceratops

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

It seems that LEGO Stores are still continuing the tradition of offering Monthly Mini Builds, in one form or another. Be sure to visit your local LEGO brand store on September 18 to build your very own Triceratops. Like previous make-and-take events, this building event has limited space and pre-registration is required which will begin on September 5 in stores only. This activity is intended for younger LEGO fans ages 6 to 14, and build dates may vary from store to store so be sure to get in touch with your local brick specialist for more details.

Wanted: Ghost Hunters!

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

For the entire month of September, from September 2 to October 3, join Professor J.B.’s team and build a ghost-hunting vehicle. While you’re at the LEGO Store, you’ll also get a chance to try the augmented reality (AR) play features that the LEGO Hidden Side sets have to offer.

LEGO Life Meeting: Batman’s 80th Anniversary

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

Mark your calendars on September 21 because this next LEGO Life meeting is quite a unique one. This month, LEGO Stores will be celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary with a fun Bat-Vehicle and villain getaway car build. Adult fans also get to try and build their own Bat-Vehicle starting at 3PM. You’ll also get a chance to win a $50 USD LEGO Store gift card by uploading your creation using the LEGO Life app. Be sure to sign-up on September 5 though since this event has limited space as well.

The month of September also marks the general release of the exciting LEGO Disney Train (71044). Featuring LEGO’s latest Powered Up technology, this set comes with its own control hub and motor that can be controlled remotely using the LEGO Powered Up app, in any mobile device. This set comes in at 2,925 pieces and retails for $329.99 USD.

Disney Train and Station (71044)

Another set slated to be released on September 1st is the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). Taking inspiration from the hit 90s TV show, this building set includes all the main characters from the FRIENDS sitcom including Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.

These were not mentioned in the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar, but be on the lookout for the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional for every qualifying purchase of the seasonal LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103). If you recall, the Year of the Pig set was first offered at the start of this year as a New Year seasonal set, and it’s a good thing that its returning as a promotional item once again. The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift-with-purchase set was also missing from the store calendar, but I’m pretty sure that it will pop-up as a freebie anytime soon in September.

Check out the entire LEGO Store September 2019 calendar below, or you may download it in PDF format right here.

Here’s a Look at What’s Happening at LEGO Stores This August

As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of changes with the way LEGO has promoting it’s content and product line-up during these past months, and one of these is the way it delivers info regarding the happenings inside our local LEGO stores. For starters, we all know that the monthly LEGO Store Calendar as we know it has gone through an overhaul, with the digital copy of the calendar only made available at the start of each month.

As such, most fans now need to be quick on spotting LEGO store promos especially those that tend to be offered on a very limited time period. And I guess this is exactly the case with this month’s LEGO Store promos. I have to admit that this may not be new for most of our readers but still, it may be helpful for some who are looking for the best promos this month at their nearby LEGO stores. Just click on the following images to see the LEGO Store August Calendar up-close, or you may opt to download it as a PDF copy.

Free Baby Velociraptor Playpen

This promotional polybag comes free with LEGO Jurassic World purchases worth $35 and above. You have to be quick though because this LEGO Jurassic World Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382) polybag will only be available until August 7, 2019.

Free Mia’s Water Fun Pack

Unfortunately, this promo is long over as of posting time. The LEGO Friends Mia’s Water Fun (30410) polybag were only available for a day (August 4, 2019) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $35 and above.

Free Reversible Tote Bag for LEGO VIPs

From August 1 to 14, LEGO VIP members with LEGO purchases equal to $200 and more are entitled to a free LEGO Reversible Canvas Bag (5005910) to help you carry your latest LEGO haul. This promo is not new actually since a different version of this tote bag was offered to the general public back in June and November of 2017.

Build a Mini Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and Take It Home for Free

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build

I reckon that this is the most appealing promotional offered for this month. This make-and-take building event is slated in LEGO stores just for one day on August 6, so better expect this to be gone really fast. This mini-build of the iconic Harley-Davidson bike has made its appearance in places like in Germany and China and takes its cue from its larger cousin, the recently released LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269). Do take note that this building event requires pre-registration (which already started last August 1) at your local LEGO store. You must also be age 18 and above to participate.

Ice Cream Truck Building Event

For younger LEGO builders, the LEGO Store is the place to be on August 14 and 20. Children ages 6 to 14 can pre-register to have the chance of building and bringing home this excellent Ice Cream Truck model. Though LEGO didn’t mention specifically that this model is similar to the now practically discontinued Monthly Mini Build promos, the way it works seems to be similar.

Live In-Store LEGO Lab Demos

Throughout the whole month of August, LEGO will be introducing a new hands-on concept to fans and first time LEGO Store visitors. Dubbed as LEGO Lab, LEGO Stores will now have live demonstrations of its latest LEGO sets especially those that feature breakthrough technologies, robotics, and new interactive Powered-Up sets. This includes sets that most likely include the new augmented-reality technology as featured in the LEGO Hidden Side theme and those from new Technic sets that feature the Power-Up technology such as the 4×4 X-Treme Off-Roader (42099).

Other than these activities happening or slated to happen in LEGO Stores, this month also marks the launch of new LEGO sets such as LEGO Architecture Empire State Building (21046), LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School (70425), and the entire range of LEGO Jurassic World Legend of Isla Nublar sets including the largest among the four, the T. rex vs Dino Mech Battle (75938).

Be sure to check out these promos and events at your local LEGO Store and let us know what you think in the comments below.

July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights and Promotions

LEGO is pushing through with its plans of going entirely digital now that the July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has been released online. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s in store for LEGO fans next month.

LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO Store Calendar

July 1-31: Weekly Building Challenges

Starting every Monday of July, your local LEGO store will feature space-themed building challenges where participants may have their brick creations put on display. I’m not quite sure if registration is required but I guess the calendar implies that walk-ins are also accepted.

 

July 12-14: It’s Christmas in July!
The exclusive, gift-with-purchase set Christmas Gift Box (40292) from last year, 2018.

This is quite interesting since this promo is available only on weekends, and the calendar did not exactly specify what could be the exclusive offer. However, since this portion of this advert mentions that the offer is valid until supplies last, I am assuming that the set to be given away is the limited edition 2018 holiday gift-with-purchase set, Christmas Gift Box (40292).  This is a gorgeous set filled with hidden surprises, so if you missed out on this one, be sure to drop by your local LEGO Store during this 3-day promo event.

 

July 10-17: Monthly Mini Build – Fun Frog (40326)
Fun Frog Mini Build (40326)

To reserve a spot, visit your local LEGO® Store starting July 5. This requires getting a bit of being used to since LEGO has dropped the online registration mechanics in favor of an in-store one. What also seems to be puzzling is that the Mini Builds page of LEGO Shop@Home specifically states that the MMB program has been discontinued since April of this year, with only the building instructions published on their page. Personally, I like the idea of having Monthly Mini Builds since a lot of kids (and adults as well) get to bring home free LEGO. We just have to wait and see where these changes will lead us.

 

July 18-21: Free LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) Polybag

For the entire third week of July, LEGO Stores will be running a promotional that fans will find enticing. The LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) polybag can be yours for free for a minimum single receipt purchase of LEGO products worth $40 USD and above, or while supplies last.

 

As you can see from this LEGO Store Calendar, the month of July also marks the release of some of the highly anticipated LEGO sets such as the LEGO Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (75936) and the latest wave of LEGO Harry Potter 2019 sets.  Be sure to drop by at the LEGO brand store nearest you for more details about these promos.

LEGO Store Calendars Will Only Be In Digital Versions Starting This July

If you’ve noticed, I haven’t covered much LEGO Store-related news lately, particularly with regards to their monthly LEGO Store Calendars – the last one that I covered being the December 2018 Calendar. My primary source of information back then was at cache.LEGO.com which is somehow available to the public a few months ago. Now that LEGO has virtually removed advanced access to their monthly store calendars (save for the current month that is now available for download), the only means that we can know what is happening in LEGO Stores in advance is if you pay a visit at your local LEGO store and requesting for a physical copy. Now that may even change as well.

LEGO VIP members were recently greeted with an email from LEGO Customer Service saying that beginning July, LEGO Store Calendars will now go paperless. That being the case, those who are fond of collecting their physical copies of these monthly calendars may hold on tight to their collection. I know that LEGO means well with this move, considering their advocacy on environmental sustainability. I just wish that they will bring back early access to monthly LEGO Store Calendars as they used to so fans can have a glimpse of the events and happenings that are really important for them.

I’m also a bit apprehensive on the effects of this move on the promotions of LEGO’s in-store activities because there are still some LEGO fans that primarily get their info on the physical LEGO Store Calendars that are handed out to them by store staff and employees. Unless local LEGO Stores actively campaign and promote the paperless format of their in-store calendars, then LEGO fans and visitors may possibly miss out on the really important stuff.

One way to possibly go around this is to set up an information kiosk in every store. Instead of being handed out a physical copy, store visitors can browse a digital version of the store calendar right there and then. It will be nice to see an interactive digital board where all the in-store happenings are scheduled. Perhaps with a possible integration to your calendar app of choice so you can seamlessly add these events in your own personal calendar. Well, these are just my two cents about this but I have to say that it will be rather cool to see a digital calendar such as that.

So what do you think about this decision of going paperless as far as LEGO Store Calendars are concerned? Do you prefer to have it this way, or do you still go for the feel of having an actual, hard copy? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Store December 2018 Calendar in the US Now Up

The LEGO Store December 2018 US Calendar is now uploaded via LEGO’s servers and we now have an idea on what to expect from your local LEGO Store and LEGO Shop@Home before this year closes.

If you recall earlier in September, the official images of the new LEGO Seasonal Christmas Carousel (40293) were released by a Russian online retailer giving us a hint that the limited edition set is our next LEGO GWP or gift-with-purchase set. Since then, news were somehow slow regarding this highly sought-after set which is similar to the likes of 2017’s Nutcracker (40254) and 2016’s Snowglobe (40223). So for those who are asking when and where this year’s LEGO Seasonal Christmas Carousel (40293) will be available locally then the LEGO Store December Calendar now gives us the answer.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect from the LEGO Store December 2018 calendar both online and in-store. My only minor complaint is that it still doesn’t give us an official confirmation of when will the Christmas Gift Box (40292) be available in the US, if ever it is still a possibility. LEGO has already released info that the Christmas Gift Box will be a promotional set that will be available in the In the UK and rest of Europe, so I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.

December 1 to 10 – Free Christmas Carousel (40293) with purchases over $99.

This gift-with-purchase set is free for every single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 and above. This promo will run from December 1 to 10 or while supplies last at all LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com.

December 11 to 24 – Free Reindeer Ornament (5005253) with purchases over $50.

This next LEGO seasonal ornament was first revealed via the LEGO Store Calendar in China just a month ago, and it looks like it’s heading its way in the US as well. Frankly speaking, I wish LEGO could have offered an alternative to the Reindeer Ornament since I feel that this line of buildable LEGO Christmas decors are quite saturated already. But hey, it’s for free so I guess there’s no really complaining there.

December 1 to 31 – Throughout December, LEGO will offer Double VIP Points with purchases on select LEGO sets.

We have no info yet on what these qualifying sets will be, but we’ll keep you posted.

 

December 4 to 5 – The VIP Monthly Mini Build for December is a Sleigh (40287).

 

LEGO VIP members can register online for December’s LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build which is a Sleigh starting November 15.

Also remember that the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) is now available via LEGO Shop@Home and at all LEGO Stores, including the LEGO xtra polybag range. The former features a new building experience with two buildable pop-up fairy tales cleverly hidden in one attractive build, while the latter is a great supplement for any City landscape that you might be working on.