There are couple of upcoming LEGO building events for the month of October at various retailers that you and your kids may be interested in. The first is a Toys R Us event on Saturday, October 17 from 12-2pm. As you can see above, there is a free mini LEGO City Kayak that kids can build and take home. Image via Instagram.
The other building event is at Barnes & Noble. On Saturday, October 10 at 2pm, there is a Star Wars themed event that includes a LEGO make and take project. I’m not sure what kids will be building as it doesn’t say. Space is very limited and sign-ups are required so if you plan on attending this one, call or visit your local B&N to reserve your space.
Of course you have the LEGO Monthly Mini Build Event at LEGO Brand Stores on October 6-7. Hopefully you’ve already signed up for that last month.
The latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas is the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus by Alex Jones, aka Orion Pax. The project features the iconic submarine captained by Nemo in the Jules Verne classic.
This is the second project in as many days to hit 10k supporters for the Third 2015 Review Stage with the Jurassic Park Explorer hitting the milestone yesterday.
Bricktober 2015 is happening right now at Toys R Us and you can either get a set with purchases of $75 or more or buy them outright for $19.99. For those who don’t have a TRU near them or don’t want to buy the sets off the secondary market, there is some good news. LEGO has upload all four Bricktober 2015 sets onto their servers and you can download them in PDF format so you can build your own.
After doing a little more digging after my previous post of the Christmas Train (40138), I found that the building instructions for the LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread House (40139) were also uploaded to LEGO’s servers which you can also download at your convenience. The Gingerbread House is part of the free promotion with purchases of $99 or more at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home starting on November 27.
I’m not sure if this is intentional or not but the instructions for the upcoming LEGO Seasonal Christmas Train (40138) to their servers early and can they can be downloaded in PDF format. The Christmas Train is part of the free 2015 holiday promotion starting on October 13-November 13 with purchases of $99 or more. If you want to build your own, head over to the Building Instructions section on LEGO’s website to download your copy of the Christmas Train. The only thing you’ll be missing is the cool looking holiday box that the set comes in.
Thanks to Josh for emailing in about it.
The Jurassic Park Explorer by senteosan is the latest project to get 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. This is the fourth project by senteosan to achieve this feat with two of them still in review. This is the first project to hit 10,000 supporters for the Third 2015 LEGO Review Stage.
The Jurassic Park Explorer features the iconic vehicle from the first movie. The project also includes minifigures of Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm.
USA Today has released the first animated short for the new DC’s Super Hero Girls series. If you remember back in April, Warner Bros. announced that LEGO will also be producing sets based on this series. There’s still no word yet on of the characters of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Katana will be actual minifigures or mini-dolls similar to the Friends and Elves themes. I have a feeling that it’ll be the latter.
The LEGO Group will also be key to building the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, leveraging their experience and success engaging girls in creative construction play to bolster this universe through an array of LEGO® building sets designed to inspire girls’ imaginations.