LEGO Galaxy Squad Mini Mech Polybag (30230) Review

During the month of August, LEGO is having a promotion for a FREE LEGO Galaxy Squad Mini Mech polybag (30230) when you purchase $50 or more at LEGO stores and on Shop@Homeicon. These polybags were on available for sale at select Walmart stores earlier this year but I didn’t see at my stores. The Mini Mech set contains 28 pieces.

LEGO Galaxy Squad Mini Mech (30230) LEGO Galaxy Squad Mini Mech (30230)
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August 2013 LEGO Promotions and Releases

LEGO August Calendar

August is upon us and there are some new LEGO promotions as well as many set releases in the beginning of the month at brick and mortar stores as well as on Shop@Homeicon. First, you can get a FREE LEGO Friends Ice Cream Stand (30106) with and LEGO Friends purchase. This offer is valid through the month of August while supplies last.

Another promotion is you can get a FREE LEGO Galaxy Squad Mini Mech (30230) with any purchase of $50 or more. This offer is only valid from August 1-16, while supplies last.

There are also a couple of building events during the month of August. On the 1st, take your child to the LEGO store and participate in an event to build and decorate a LEGO Friends Jewelry Box. Another event is the Monthly Mini Model Build and this month is a flamingo.

As mentioned before, August marks the month for many LEGO set releases for various themes. Below are some notable sets:

LEGO Architecture Studio (21050)icon – 1210 pieces/$149.99

LEGO CUUSOO Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine (21103)icon – 401 pieces/$34.99

LEGO Technic 4×4 Crawler Exclusive Edition (41999)icon – 1585 pieces/$199.99

LEGO City Coast Guard Plane (60015)icon – 279 pieces/$44.99
LEGO City Stunt Plane (60019)icon – 140 pieces/$19.99
LEGO City Cargo Truck (60020)icon – 321 pieces/$39.99
LEGO City Cargo Heliplane (60021)icon – 393 pieces/$44.99
LEGO City Cargo Terminal (60022)icon – 658 pieces/$99.99
LEGO City Starter Set (60023)icon – 272 pieces/$29.99
LEGO City Grand Prix Truck (60025)icon – 315 pieces/$29.99
LEGO City Town Square (60026)icon – 914 pieces/$119.99
LEGO City Monster Truck Transporter (60027)icon – 299 pieces/$29.99

LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid (75015)icon – 271 pieces/$19.99
LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid (75016)icon – 295 pieces/$29.99
LEGO Star Wars Duel on Geonosis (75017)icon – 391 pieces/$39.99
LEGO Star Wars JEK-14′s Stealth Starfighter (75018)icon – 550 pieces/$69.99
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE (75019)icon – 794 pieces/$89.99
LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge (75020)icon – 850 pieces/$119.99
LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship (75021)icon – 1175 pieces/$119.99
LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Speeder (75022)icon – 211 pieces/$24.99
LEGO Star Wars HH-87 Starhopper (75024)icon – 362 pieces/$39.99
LEGO Star Wars Jedi Defender-class Cruiser (75025)icon – 927 pieces/$89.99


LEGO 2013 Summer Sets Now Available on Shop@Home

If you’ve been waiting for the LEGO Summer 2013 sets to be available, the wait is over. Quite a few sets from different themes have been released and are now available on Shop@Homeicon. Remember that you can get a FREE Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone (30167) polybag with purchases of $50 or more until May 31st. You can also get FREE shipping with purchases of $75 or more until June 15th.

LEGO Castle

LEGO Castle makes their return in 2013 after the Kingdoms theme was discontinued last year. This year’s theme will feature the Blue Lion Knights versus the Red Dragon Knights.



LEGO City expands on the line with a couple more sets so far. So far, the sets that are just released focuses mainly on the water aspect of City. There will be more sets being released as summer rolls closer.


LEGO Creator

The LEGO Creator sets also have a couple of sets releasing in the summer wave. Like with other Creator sets, these will also have three different alternative builds.


LEGO Galaxy Squad

LEGO Galaxy Squad returns for their second wave of sets. All of the sets in this wave are now available except for the Galactic Titan (70709), which will be available for sale soon.


LEGO Hero Factory


LEGO Legends of Chima

In the second wave of the LEGO Legends of Chima theme, we get the ultrabuilds of some of the main characters. We’ve seen images of a few sets including Speedorz sets that should be releasing this summer but they have not been listed yet.



LEGO Galaxy Squad Summer 2013 Wave Images

GRogall from Eurobricks has posted images of the new LEGO Galaxy Squad sets that are expected to be released this summer here in the US. As of this point, we’re not sure if this is the last wave of the Galaxy Squad line or if there’s more coming out in the future.

LEGO Galaxy Squad Crater Creeper (70706)

LEGO Galaxy Squad Crater Creeper (70706)

Crater Creeper (70706) – 171 pieces/$19.99

LEGO Galaxy Squad CLS-89 Eradicator Mech (70707)

LEGO Galaxy Squad CLS-89 Eradicator Mech (70707)

CLS-89 Eradicator Mech (70707) – 440 pieces/$39.99

LEGO Galaxy Squad Hive Crawler (70708)

LEGO Galaxy Squad Hive Crawler (70708)

Hive Crawler (70708) – 560 pieces/$49.99

LEGO Galaxy Squad Galactic Titan (70709)

LEGO Galaxy Squad Galactic Titan (70709)

Galactic Titan (70709) – 1012 pieces/$99.99


LEGO Galaxy Squad Set Images From ToyArk

LEGO Galaxy Squad returns for another wave this summer and it could be the theme’s final wave as well. ToyArk has posted a few images of the summer wave sets from the 2013 New York Toy Fair.

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New York Toy Fair 2013 LEGO Set Images From YourCreativeFriends

The 2013 New York Toy Fair has kicked off and YourCreativeFriends has sent us some videos and images from various LEGO themes such as Castle, City, Legends of Chima, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Lone Ranger. YCF notes that the Marvel and DC Universe sets were strictly off-limits to any photography. Attendees to the LEGO VIP Collector’s Event received a couple of gifts including a Yoda minifigure standing on the sidewalk wearing a white “NY I Love” sweater. The other gift was a carded Darth Vader minifigure wearing a medal from the The Empire Strikes Out animated show. Check out all of YourCreativeFriends’ videos to see which set(s) you might be wanting to pick up later this year.

2013 New York Toy Fair Exclusive

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LEGO at the 2013 London Toy Fair

Today in Kensington, London, the 2013 London Toy Fair kicked off. LEGO has a big presence there showing off the upcoming sets from a wide variety of themes. Our friends at Brick Fanatics made the rounds today and has given a list of sets that were on display. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed but so we have to wait a little longer to see what the new sets look like. It’s also nice to see the pricing we we can gauge how big the sets are without actually seeing images at this time.

Super Heroes – Nice to know what minifigures are included in the sets such as the War Machine we saw earlier.

DC Universe Metropolis Showdown (76002) – £11.99 – Superman, General Zod
DC Universe Superman Battle of Smallville (76003) – £39.99 – Includes Superman, Faora, Colonel Hardy, General Zod, and 1 unknown minfigure
Marvel Universe Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle (76006) – £19.99 – Iron Man, War Machine, and Aldrich Killian minifigures
Marvel Universe Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack (76007) – £34.99 – Tony Stark, Iron Man MK42, Pepper Potts, Mandarin, and 1 unknown villain
Marvel Universe Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Battle (76008) – £11.99 – Iron Man Heartbreaker, Mandarin
DC Universe Superman: Black Zero Escape (76009) – £19.99 – Superman, Lois Lane, General Zod

Star Wars – Most of this wave of the Star Wars sets will be centered on The Yoda Chronicles. The 2013 Advent Calendar will feature Jango Fett as Santa as well as a Young Boba Fett minifigure.

Corporate Alliance Tank Droid (75015) – £19.99 – Features a new Jango Fett minifig, Clone Trooper, and Battle Droid.
Mandalorian Speeder (75022) – £24.99 – Darth Maul with robotic legs, 2 new Mandalorian Super Commandos.
Homing Spider Droid (75016) – £29.99 – Adi Gallia, a Clone Trooper, 2 Super Battle Droids.
Duel on Geonosis (75017) – £39.99 – New Yoda and Count Dooku, and Poggle The Lesser minifigures, Pilot Droid.
Jek 14’s Stealth Starfighter (75018) – £59.99 – Jek-14, Separatist Bounty Hunter, Special Forces Clone Trooper, R4-G0
AT-TE (75019) – £79.99 – New Mace Windu and Coleman Trebor, Clone Trooper Gunner minifigures, 2 Battle Droids.
Jabba’s Sail Barge (75020) – £99.99 – New Max Rebo, Weequay, Ree-Yees, Princess Leia in new bikini print, R2-D2 as a drink server.
Republic Gunship (75021) – £109.99 – new Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme Amidala, Clone Pilot, Clone Trooper Officer, and 2 Super Battle Droids.
2013 Advent Calendar (75023) – £24.99 – Santa Jango Fett, Young Boba Fett to name a few.

Castle – The return of the Castle line will feature two factions: Blue and grey colored knights with the Lion symbol which may be the Crusader Knights and red and black knights with Dragons which could be the Black Knights.

Forest Ambush (70400) – £7.99 – 2 Knights from each faction
Horse Carriage Getaway (70401) – £17.99 – 2 Knights from each faction
Gatehouse Raid (70402) – £24.99 – 2 Knights from each faction
Dragon Peak (70403) – £34.99 – 2 Knights, Black Knights wizard, red dragon
Kings Castle (70404) – £79.99 – 3 to 4 Crusader Knights, King, 3 Black Knights

Lord of the Rings

The Wizard Battle (79005) – £11.99 – Gandalf the Grey, Saruman
The Council of Elrond (79006) – £29.99 – Elrond, Arwen, Frodo, Gimli
Battle at the Black Gate (79007) – £59.99 – Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Mouth of Sauron, 2 Mordor Orcs
Pirate Ship Ambush (79008) – £89.99 – Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, King of the Dead, 2 undead soldiers, Pirate of Umbar, 2 Mordor Orcs

Legends of Chima – This wave will introduce the Gorilla tribe which also includes a female minifigure as well as the Ultrabuild sets.

Regular Sets

Eglor’s Twin Bike (70007) – £19.99 – Eglor, Razcal
Gorzan’s Gorilla Striker (70008) – £49.99 – Gorzan, Rizzo, Gardo, G’Loona
Worriz’ Combat Lair (70009) – £59.99 – Worriz, Eris, Grizzam, Windra, Wakz, Wilhurt
The Lion CHI Temple (70010) – £99.99 – Lagravis, Laval, Longtooth, Ewald, Cragger, Crawley, Razar


Skunk Attack (70107) – £9.99 – Skinnet
Royal Roost (70108) – £9.99 – Lagravis
Whirling Vines (70109) – £9.99 – Gorzan
Tower Target (70110) – £9.99 – Grizzam
Swamp Jump (70111) – £9.99 – Furty
Croc Chomp (70112) – £9.99 – Crug
Sky Joust Speedorz Starter (70114) – £14.99 – Eris, Rawzom

Ultrabuilds Figures

CHI Laval £10.99
CHI Eris (70201) – £10.99
CHI Gorzan (70202) – £10.99
CHI Cragger (70203) – £10.99
CHI Worriz (70204) – £10.99
CHI Razar (70205) – £10.99

The Lone Ranger – These sets will be released in July and it looks like the Cavalry Builder Set will be a battle pack.

Cavalry Builder Set (79106) – £11.99 – Lone Ranger, 3 cavalry troopers
Commanche Camp (79107) – £19.99 – Lone Ranger, Tonto, Chief Redmeat
Stagecoach Escape (79108) – £29.99 – Lone Ranger, Tonto, Red Harrington, 2 bandits
Colbert City Showdown (79109) – £39.99 – Lone Ranger, Tonto, Dan Reid, 2 bandits
Silver Mine Shootout (79110) – £69.99 – Lone Ranger, Tonto, an Indian, Butch Cavendish, 2 bandits
Constitution Train Chase (79111) – £79.99 – Lone Ranger, Tonto, Rebecca Reid, Rebecca Reid’s son, Butch Cavendish, Latham Cole, Captain Jay Fuller

Collectible Minifigures Series 10 – There will be golden minifigures hidden in the packets for people to find. There will be one of these gold minifigs per box and will be highly sought for by collectors. This could be a good and bad thing for consumers. Good because they will be pretty exclusive and highly collectible and bad because people will be buying them all up or opening packs in stores and stealing them. Also, Series 11 to be released in September.


Surfer Rescue (60011) – £4.99
4×4 and Diving Boat (60012) – £9.99
Helicopter (60013) – £24.99
Coast Guard Patrol (60014) – £59.99
Plane (60015) – £34.99
Stunt Plane (60019) – £9.99
Cargo Truck (60020) – £24.99
Cargo Heliplane (60021) – £34.99
Cargo Terminal (60022) – £69.99
City Starter Set (60023) – £19.99
Advent Calendar (60019) – £19.99

Galaxy Squad – The underwhelming Galaxy Squad theme will have another wave of sets.

Crater Creeper (70706) – £17.99
CLS-89 Eradicator Mech (70707) – £34.99
Hive Crawler (70708) – £49.99
Galactic Titan (70709) – £79.99


Heartlake High (41005) – £49.99
Downtown Bakery (41006) – £24.99
Andrea’s Bedroom (41009) – £9.99
Olivia’s Beach Buggy (41010) – £9.99
Emma’s Sports Car (41013) – £12.99
Dolphin Cruiser (41015) – £59.99
Advent Calendar (41016) – £19.99
Fawn’s Forest (41023) – £2.99
Parrot’s Perch (41024) – £2.99
Puppy’s Playhouse (41025) – £2.99

Hero Factory – These figures will be focused in line withe the Brain Attack video game on the Android and iOS platforms.

SURGE (44008) – £9.99
DRAGON BOLT (44009) – £17.99
STORMER (44010) – £9.99
FROST BEAST (44011) – £9.99
EVO (44012) – £7.99
AQUAGON (44013) – £7.99
JET ROCKA (44014) – £24.99


Family House (31012) – £59.99
Aviation Adventures (31011) – £49.99
Treehouse (31010) – £24.99


Mini Off-Roader (42001)
Monster Truck (42005)
Service Truck (42008) – £99.99
Mobile Crane Mk II (42009) – £149.99

Batman (50003) – August
Story Mixer (50004)

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