LEGO has posted another countdown image on their Facebook page as well as on their other social media pages such as Google+. Again, the image has the same line of colors across the top and bottom like in their image from a few days ago.
A lot of people have already debunked what the countdown is for already so if you want to know, check out our previous post.
It is September 17th on the east coast and that means the latest addition to the LEGO Winter Village series, Santa’s Workshop (10245), is now available for early access to LEGO VIP members on Shop@Home. The exclusive set will also be available at LEGO Brand Stores when they open tomorrow morning.
Santa’s Workshop (10245) retails for $69.99 and contains 883 pieces which is a very nice $0.08/piece. Fans of the Winter Village sets will definitely want to add this set to their collection.
Be sure you’re logged in to your VIP account to add the set to your cart.
Currently, Shop@Home still says you can pre-order the set and will ship by October 1st but I assume it will ship earlier than that. The Santa’s Workshop (10245) will be available for the general public on October 1st. Check out the designer video and more images below.
The promotions for the LEGO Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) and the Legends of Chima Worriz’ Fire Bike were supposed to end on midnight Sunday, September 14 on Shop@Home but it appears that both promotions are still going on. It seems like LEGO still has some stock left over for September’s promotions because people could be holding off on their purchases and waiting for next month’s double VIP points.
In addition, Shop@Home has an unannounced promotion for the LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220). When the set is in your cart, you also get the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen TI Camper Van (40079) polybag for free so in essence, you will be getting all three promotions for the price of one. Also, there are rumors that the T1 Camper Van could be retired very soon so this may be your last chance to get a good deal for it.
Be sure you are a VIP member to get all three promos or else you’ll be missing the Classic Spaceman Minifigure set since that one is a VIP only promo. I’m not sure if this same offer works for the LEGO Stores so you may want to call to confirm.
**Via Toys N Bricks**
TwoMorrows Publishing is having a “Brick to School Sale” and every back issue of BrickJournal is 50% off. Another sale they are having is the BrickJournal subscriptions are 15%. These offers are valid for print copies of the magazine until the end of September so you have about two weeks left to get in on the deals.
BrickJournal is a magazine which showcases many different aspects of the LEGO community including events, builders, MOCs, as well as how-to articles by many builders in the community. The magazine is edited by our good friend Joe Meno.
If you haven’t checked out BrickJournal before, this may be a good time to purchase it especially when you can get two copies of the magazine for the price of one.
Earlier this morning, we reported that LEGO will be making an announcement to “reveal something very exciting.” It looks like LEGO has accidentally spilled the beans on what this announcement could be.
Over on LEGO’s Google+ post of the same image, you can see the details of the photo and the file name says “Bionicle-4-new.jpg20140915-4177-5fuc51.jpg.” This pretty much almost confirms that they will be announcing the return of LEGO BIONICLE in 2015 and shoots down my guess that it could be the LEGO Ideas results. For many of us in the LEGO community, we already knew about the return of LEGO BIONICLE next year but for the general public who aren’t in the know, this is news to them.
We’ll keep you updated but it kinda lessens the excitement just a tad bit.
There are various reports that the Series 12 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71007) have started to show up at Walgreens and Walmart stores. The official release date is October 1st but as we mentioned before, stores sometimes stock them on shelves a few weeks early and it looks like that time is right about now. If you’re driving by one of these stores and can’t wait two more weeks for them to be widely released, check out the stores and you may be surprised to find them on the shelves. Your mileage may vary.
If you’re new to the LEGO Collectible Minifigure line, Series 12 will retail for $3.99 each and they also include a code to used to unlock characters in the LEGO Minifigures Online game. Feel free to use our guide to help you with your search for each minifigure.
**Via BrickQueen and various Instagram users.**
As we all know by now, there are preliminary images of a number of 2015 LEGO sets floating around and in those images included the 2015 LEGO Star Wars sets as well. Again, we won’t post any images but we can give you some details of the minifigures that are slated to be in each set. Note that the minifigures are subject to change. On some details for a couple of the Battle Packs, there will be a new multi-stud shooter which has a gatling gun effect that shoots six studs.
ARC-170 Starfighter (75072)
Vulture Droid (75073)
Pilot Battle Droid
Republic Gunship (75076)
Homing Spider Droid (75077)
Imperial Troop Transport (75078)
Stormtroopers x 4
Shadow Troopers (75079)
Shadow Guards x 2, Shadow Troopers x 2
Jar Jar Binks, Pilot Battle Droid, Battle Droid
T-16 Skyhopper (75081)
Skyhopper Pilot. Tusken Raider
TIE Advanced Prototype (75082)
Tie Fighter Pilot, Imperial Officer, The Inquisitor
AT-DP Pilots x 2, Stormtrooper, Agent Kallus
Wookie Gunship (75084)
Kanan Jarrus, Wullffwarro, Wookies x 2
Hailfire Droid (75085)
Super Battle Droids x 2, Clone Trooper Lieutenant
Anakin’s Custom Jedi Starfighter (75087)
Anakin Skywalker, Astromech Droid, Asajj Ventress
Senate Commando Troopers (75088)
Senate Commando Troopers x 4
Geonosis Troopers (75089)
Elite Corps Troopers x 2, Clone Troopers x 2
Ezra’s Speeder Bike (75090)
Ezra Bridger, Stormtrooper, Sabine Wren