For my first review of the year, I have the new LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236). This year’s Seasonal sets goes back to the vignette style sets that were more popular than the character builds from last year. The set contains 126 pieces and retails for $9.99. The contents of the box include three un-numbered bags, an 8×8 green plate, and the instructions. The back of the instructions show the next LEGO Seasonal set with the Easter Egg Hunt (40237).
A few days ago, we had our first look at the LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) and we now have our first look at the LEGO Seasonal Easter Egg Hunt (40237) set which comes from the back of the instructions. There’s no word on the piece count but it’s safe to assume that it will cost $9.99 at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] in March.
There are official images of a new 2017 LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) set that has surfaced on LEGO’s servers. It appears that LEGO has gone back to the vignette-type sets from 2015 instead of the buildable character ones from this year. The set has 126 pieces and will retail for $9.99 starting in January.
Includes 2 minifigures: a boy and a girl, plus a bird figure.
Features a blooming tree, heart-shaped lawn, bouquet of flowers, red balloon and various buildable accessories and elements, including a picnic blanket, 2 sandwiches, cakes, table, 2 glasses and a bottle.
Measures over 3” (9cm) high, 4” (12cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
The LEGO promotional period for the LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread Man (5005156) is now live on [email protected]. You can get for free with purchases of $50 or more from December 12-18, while supplies last. I’ve seen images of this Gingerbread Man side-by-side next to the original one from the Series 11 Collectible Minifigures (71002) and this new one is actually a little darker than the previous one however it does not come with the red “Dunk Me” cup.
There are now official images of the upcoming promotion for the LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread Man (5005156) minifigure box. You can get it for free with purchases of $50 or more at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] from December 12-18. The box is similar to the Easter Minifigure (5004486) but decorated to his theme. The Gingerbread Man himself is not exclusive as he was released back in 2013 with Series 11 Collectible Minifigures (71002). The only difference is that this one does not have the red “Dunk Me” cup as an accessory.
For those who missed him a few years ago or got into LEGO after that set retired, next week is you best chance of getting him if you’re still doing some holiday shopping. Of course you can also BrickLink him but he commands around $10 for just the minifigure.
We’re getting close to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend and for the last couple of years, LEGO has been giving away some great holiday sets for their gift with purchase promo and it looks like 2016 continues the trend.
For this year, LEGO will be giving away the Seasonal Snowglobe (40223) with purchases of $99 or more from November 25-28, while supplies last. VIP members already got early access to the set this past weekend. The Snowglobe consists of a 215 pieces which are in three un-numbered bags. If you check the parts inventory, there are a number of rare pieces in this set.
The build of the Snowglobe is in three parts, the base, globe area, and the pull-out drawer.
The base is 8×8 house-type setting with windows on the sides and a hole in the front for the drawer later on.
For the globe area, you have the Santa minifigure inside along with a Christmas tree. There are also fourteen 1×1 white round tiles to represent the snow.
Lastly, you have the drawer which is also the front of the house complete with the door and torches. You’ll notice that when building the drawer, there are some unsightly yellow bricks that do not match the overall color scheme of the Snowglobe itself.
Overall, the LEGO Seasonal Snowglobe (40223) is a very neat set. Although we’ve seen some good sets during the holidays in the past, this year’s set is probably one of the best produced so far. The “snow” pieces don’t actually float but you can shake it around to somewhat simulate it. The drawer area is a good extra to put your little trinkets in.
Again, the Snowglobe will be available this weekend during Brick/Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected]
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Thanksgiving is only a week away and to celebrate the holiday, LEGO has released the LEGO Seasonal Pilgrim’s Feast (40204). The set contains 163 pieces and normally retails for $9.99 but you can get it for half off on [email protected] and at the LEGO Store. The contents of the box include three un-numbered bags and the instructions.
The build is pretty simple and like the set names states, it features a chubby pilgrim stuffing his face with some turkey while sitting on a a pumpkin. The legs are are hinges so they can be separated depending on what sitting position you want him at. The arms are on ball joints and they have a wide range of motion while each hand is holding a turkey drumstick. The head does not move and to me, he has a derpy expression. Some may say he looks creepy but I think it looks fine. One thing to note that the nose uses a 1×1 round tile in tan which is pretty rare since it is only available in two other 2016 sets.
Overall, I think the LEGO Seasonal Pilgrim’s Feast (40204) is one of the better Seasonal sets that LEGO has released this year. Combine that with the lower price the set goes for now, it’s a good one to pick up.