At the LEGO Store Exclusive 2014 Holiday VIP Shopping Event, there were freebies that were given out including a new Christmas Train Ornament (5002813). The Christmas Train Ornament contains 26 pieces including the string. It comes in a nice dark red pouch inside a sealable wrapper.
The train itself is a simple build with the string going around the round 2×2 plate with eye. The stars on the wheels give the train a little flair and gives it some color besides the black, white, and red design. Unless I’m wrong, I believe the only exclusive part is the 2014 2×2 white plate.
Overall, Christmas Train Ornament (5002813) was a nice gift given out to VIPs at the shopping event. The red pouch is also a nice touch and I appreciate that it wasn’t just a standard polybag. There’s no word at this time whether or not it will be available for customers later on.
Earlier today was the LEGO Store Exclusive 2014 Holiday VIP Shopping Event at my local store. When you got in, you were handed an exclusive access double-sided badge and it also includes your name which is pretty neat. You were also given a bag filled with some FREE sets including the Thanksgiving Turkey (40091) and the exclusive Christmas Train Ornament (5002813).
Other than that, all the offers are the same as online for VIPs who didn’t get an invite. I’ll be doing a review of the Christmas Train Ornament in a separate post.
Overall, it was a pretty cool event with some nice freebies. I also got to meet up with a lot of friends in the process and the store employees were awesome as usual. Since I already have the Thanksgiving Turkey (40091) set, I’ll probably be giving it away in a future contest. The Ornament was a nice addition and unexpected since I’ve read about it but didn’t know how to get it.
There’s no official word on how people are selected to these VIP shopping events but I’ve heard people say that it was for high spenders at the store.
LEGO VIP members, you now have early access to the Black/”Brick” Friday special offers. For one day only, November 22, VIPs at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home can get the same offers that the VIPs have at the 2014 Holiday VIP Shopping Event minus the freebies that you can get when you attend the event. Unfortunately, there are no sales on sets during the VIP Shopping Event.
LEGO Black Friday 2014 Promotions
- Free Exclusive Ice Skating (40107) set with purchases of $99 or more.
- Free Shipping on all online orders.
- Double VIP Points on every purchase.
- Free 2015 LEGO Wall Calendar with purchases of $75 or more.
Amazon is back with their 7th Annual Gund Collectible Teddy Bear and for a limited time, you can get one free with purchases of $75 or more on qualified toys. There are a lot of LEGO items that qualify for this offer so check out the list to see if there’s anything you need/want. Also, be sure to add the Gund 2014 Teddy Bear to your cart or else you won’t be able to get it with your order.
If you’re heading to Billund, Denmark for whatever reason in the future, there may be something that could be of interest to you. Promo Bricks has information on the new LEGO Billund Airport (4000016) which is an exclusive to only the company’s home country. The set itself is made into the Architecture-style and consists of 281 pieces which retails for €54/399.96 dkr/$68.
The exclusivity of the set is that it is only available in the LEGO Store at the Billund Airport which is located in the departure hall. As a result, only passengers who fly out of Billund are able to purchase the 4000016 set. Adding to the exclusivity, there are only 10,000 of these sets available so most of us probably won’t be able to get it for our collection unless you go to the secondary market like eBay. Also, the designer of the LEGO Billund Airport (4000016), Lennart Cort, still works at the LEGO Store there and he can sign your set if you request it.
So who’s going to Billund soon and is able to pick me up a set?
The Lord of the Rings Set: Minas Tirith by NujuMetru is the latest project to hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. We’ve had plenty of LEGO LOTR sets in past but there were still many scenes in the trilogy that hasn’t been created yet including Minas Tirith. Not only is the project at a reasonable size, it also has plenty of minifigures and play features.
THe project now joins the Avengers Helicarrier, the Labyrinth Marble Maze, the F7A, The Goonies 30th Anniversary Inferno, and The Natural History Museum as the projects that are qualifed for the Third 2014 Review Stage. It looks like the LEGO Jury will have their hands full with all of these great projects.
Earlier today, we revealed the official images for the LEGO Creator Detective’s Office (10246) and there was something interesting in the designer video. Last month, we exclusively reported that there could be a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes UCS Avengers Helicarrier coming in 2015. In the new video, inside the letter G, it looks like Marcos Bessa is doing a designer video for the set. In the image, you can kind of see the Avengers Helicarrier and a small Quinjet right above the landing platform. It looks like LEGO is giving out clues that the set will be coming next year.
Thanks to everyone who emailed in about it and the keen eyes in the Brickset Forum who saw it.
Update: Rüsseltier over on Brickset gave some more details of the UCS Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. They note that the set will be available sooner than we first thought. Before, we first reported that it could be a Summer 2015 set but apparently it will be available on March 1st with set number 76042 and retail for $349.99. Great news for LEGO fans but sad news for our wallets.