Since today is a Thursday, let’s do a sort of a retro review on a newer set. For one more day, LEGO will be giving out the promo LEGO Classic Pirates Minifigure (5003082) with purchases of $75 or more at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home. Some stores may have already run out of their stock so online is probably the only way you can get it. This set continues the trend from last year where LEGO releases a set dedicated for a classic theme. Last year, we had the Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) and now we have another theme with the Pirates.
Like with the previous promo, the box for the Classic Pirates Minifigure is made of a matte-like material. The design is also the same with the classic LEGO System logo on each side of the box and the year now shows 2015.
The contents of the promo box include a sealable bag of parts, a postcard showing off some of the LEGO Pirates minifigures through the years, and the building instructions/history guide.
The postcard shows a few Pirates minifigures including Captain Redbeard as well as some of the newer ones from this year.
For the instruction booklet, the first couple of pages show you the build while the rest of the book shows you a variety of LEGO Pirates sets starting from 1989 until the present. Did you know there was a LEGO Pirates Advent Calendar (6299) in 2009?
The build for the set is mostly a small island with a palm tree and some treasure. Also included in the set is a Pirate minifigure riding on what appears to be a crow’s nest. Finally, you also get a shark.
Overall, the LEGO Classic Pirates Minifigure (5003082) is a decent promo. It isn’t as cool as the Space one from last year but I guess that justifies the lower purchase price to get it. Hopefully LEGO continues to do these classic promo sets in the future with other themes. Again, this promo will be running at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home until midnight tomorrow.
Next month, one of the main promos LEGO will be having is the LEGO Classic Pirates Set (5003082) with purchases of $75 or more. The folks across the pond has already gotten a hold of this retro set and for those who was wondering what’s inside the set, Gnaat Lego has given some nice closeup shots of it including the contents. Again, the set has a nice slide out box and is a nice complement to the LEGO Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) set from last year. I look forward to picking up this retro Pirates set next month and adding it to my collection.
Hoth Bricks has given a first look at this year’s VIP Retro Minifigure Set. Last year, we had the LEGO Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) which included a white Spaceman. For this year, the set will be a Pirates set which includes a Pirate minifigure on a boat mast with a skull flag, a shark, a palm tree, and a barrel. I assume the packaging of the box will be similar to last year with the slide out box and includes a small booklet taking a look back at the Pirates theme.
As for the requirements to get the Pirate VIP Retro Minifigure set, it’s stated on the image of 55€ but for us here in the States, it’ll probably be a gift with purchase of $99 or more at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home for LEGO VIP members. It was rumored that this set would be happening in July but it doesn’t show up on the July 2015 LEGO Store Calendar so I think it’ll be happening here in a few months. Last year, this promo was in September so I think it’ll be around the same time. What do you guys think of this Pirate Retro Set?
If you’re one of the people who are looking for recently released LEGO Pirates Chess Set (40158), you may be out of luck for a while. The set is currently out of stock on Shop@Home and the next shipment is expected to be shipped on September 13, 2015. Yes, you read that right. That’s six months from now.
I’m not sure if that’s a listing error or if the set is really that popular because I haven’t seen any set lately that had an out-of-stock shipping date six months out. Of course, this date may change later when more sets are produced. You may want to check with your local LEGO Store or LEGOLAND park to see if they still have any in stock or not. Otherwise, you may have to wait a pretty long time for the LEGO Pirates Chess Set (40158) to come back in stock.
If you’re heading out to Toy R Us, you may want to check out the LEGO section because you may find some of the new sets a little early there. At my closest location, I found one of the new LEGO Speed Champions sets, the McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop (75911) which retails for $29.99. I also found four of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Age of Ultron sets including Iron man vs. Ultron (76029), Avenger Hydra Showdown (76030), Attack on Avengers Tower (76038), The Hydra Fortress Smash (76041). I hope to have a review for these sets up in the next couple of days. There also reports that the LEGO Elves and LEGO Pirates are also showing on shelves as well.
Stepping away for a little bit from the 2015 New York Toy Fair coverage, we have some news to report about the new LEGO Pirates Chess Set (40158). We first reported on this set back last month and we now have an image of what it looks like courtesy of Brickset. The set contains 857 pieces and one of our readers has commented saying that they’ve already picked up this set at LEGOLAND Florida. LEGOLAND shops usually releases sets a little earlier than at LEGO Stores and Shop@Home so if you’re looking to pick up the LEGO Pirates Chess Set up, you might be able to get it early there.
The new LEGO Pirates 2015 sets are now available for purchase on Amazon. They’re not officially available until March 1st but it seems that Amazon already has them in stock and jumped the gun a little bit and listed them as available for shipping. They do have limited quantities so if you can’t wait to get these sets, just put your order in you can get them in a few days since there is Amazon Prime shipping available. The Juniors Pirate set is also available as well. If stock does run out, don’t worry, they’ll be widely available at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home in a few weeks.
Update: LEGO Elves are also available too.