The LEGO BIONICLE Facebook Page has announced that the BIONICLE Mask Hunt has begun. All you have to do is to find real world objects that correspond to the BIONICLE power elements: fire, ice, jungle, water, earth, and stone. Then upload your images to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #BionicleMaskHunt and the six best pictures will win one of the six 14 karat gold masks.
The contest will last six weeks. Each weekly winner will get a LEGO BIONICLE set corresponding to the submitted mask element. (Total value of $14,99 – $19,99 / EUR 14,99 – EUR 19,99). Each of the overall winners will win one of the 14 karat gold masks that correspond to the submitted mask element. (Total value of $159.99 / EUR 159,99)
6 Winners of the week will be chosen among the entries received between March 30 – April 5.
6 Winners of the week will be chosen among the entries received between April 6 – April 12.
6 Winners of the week will be chosen among the entries received between April 13 – April 19.
6 Winners of the week will be chosen among the entries received between April 20 – April 26.
6 Winners of the week will be chosen among the entries received between April 27 – May 3.
6 Winners of the week will be chosen among the entries received between May 4 – May 10.
6 Overall Winners will be chosen among the 36 weekly winners of the week that submitted their entries between March 30 and May 10.
Thanks to one of our loyal readers Bruce, we now have a scan of the May 2015 LEGO Store Calendar that shows the promotions and events for the month. The main promotion for the month is the May the 4th Be With You promo (May 2-4) which happens every year with the release of the latest Ultimate Collector Series set. For this year, we have the LEGO Star Wars UCS TIE Fighter (75095) which was revealed last month. The set will have 1,685 pieces and retails for $199.99.
Also only during the May the 4th event, for LEGO Star Wars purchases of $75 or more, you’ll get the FREE exclusive Admiral Wullf Yularen (5002947) minifigure polybag while supplies last. This will be the first physical LEGO minifigure of the character.
From May 15-31, with purchases of $50 or more, you can get a FREE LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man Super Jumper (30305) polybag.
On May 1st, the new LEGO The Simpsons The Kwik-E-Mart (71016) will be available to the general public as well as the LEGO The Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures (71009). The Kwik-E-Mart will be available for VIP Members from April 15-30.
On May 5, the FREE Monthly Mini Model Build will be a Koala (40130).
From May 13-31, VIPs yet again get early access to a new exclusive set. My source has told me that it will be the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel (10247). So far, they haven’t been wrong on the promos and releases so it’s safe to say that this will be true as well.
Continuing from April until May 11, you can try out the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Super Jumpers at the LEGO Stores.
On May 23 and 30, the LEGO Club Meeting will be building the Koala Monthly Mini Build from earlier in the month.
From 26-29, head to your LEGO Store to get your LEGO Passport stamped when you show a Brick Specialist your favorite set using the Digital Box.
I’ll have the official scans of the May 2015 LEGO Store Calendar when it’s available in a couple of days.
We all know that it’s tradition now that LEGO video games will be including an exclusive minifigure and we’ve been patiently waiting for the minifigure reveal for the LEGO Jurassic World video game. Jurassic Bricks has found that Amazon.de has revealed the minifigure and it’s going to make a lot of people sad and/or disappointed. As you can see from the image above, we’ll be a Dr. Henry Wu minifigure which is pretty much the exact same one as in the Indominus Rex Breakout (75919) set.
As a fan of Jurassic Park, I would’ve thought that one of the main characters from the first movie like John Hammond, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, or Ian Malcolm would be a great minifigure and be more exclusive but instead we get one that will already be in an upcoming set. Not only that, it’s the exact same minifigure. Hopefully this is for the German release of the LEGO Jurassic World video game and the US version will get their own exclusive but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Just a reminder that today is the last day for Double VIP Points at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home. For every $50 you spend, you get back $5 in points which equates to 10% off your purchase. Now is a good time to pick up some of the larger sets to get the most bang for your buck such as Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) or sets that are retiring like the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit (21109).
Starting today and lasting until Saturday, April 4, Toys R Us is having a 2 for $5 sale on all LEGO Minifigures. You must buy 2 to get the offer. TRU is probably clearing out their inventory to make way for the upcoming LEGO The Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures (71009) in May. This offer is valid for both online and in stores. Happy pickings unless you’re buying online, then good luck.
Last year, LEGO CUUSOO made the transition to LEGO Ideas and all the active projects that were grandfathered in had 365 days to get 10,000 supporters. If you want to show your support for these older projects, you essentially have one month or 31 days, to be exact, before they are archived by the system.
Below are the top projects that have over 8,000 supporters with a month left that could use your support if they don’t already for the final homestretch.
Update: GlenBricker is running a LEGO Ideas Deadline Bracket over on his website of projects that are in their final days.