The Apollo 11 Saturn-V project by saabfan and whatsuptoday is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project was created to celebrate the 45th anniversary for the NASA Apollo 11 moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin back in 1969.
The Saturn-V now joins Jurassic Park Explorer, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus, the Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series, the Beatles Yellow Submarine, and the HMS Beagle as the projects that qualify for the Third 2015 Review Stage.
The 2015 LEGO Minifigure Gift Box Set (5004077) is now available for purchase online at Target. The minifigures that are included in the set are DC Comics Super Heroes Lightning Lad, Ninjago Kai, Legends of Chima Sir Fangar, and a City Scuba Diver. You can see the other two minifigures in my previous post from last year.
The set goes for $9.99 but you can get it for free when you purchase $50 of City, Ninjago, and Super Heroes sets. You can also get free shipping on all orders. It doesn’t look like there’s a limit on the Minifigure Box Sets (5004077) you can get. Also it says LEGO items are excluded, you can use the promo code TOYS at checkout to save $2 on it.
If you’re searching for it online, the item number is 49153007. The store DPCI number is 204-00-1716.
Thanks to Stephen for messaging this in.
Update: It looks like Target figured out their mistake and the TOYS promo code does not work at checkout anymore. Also, they are starting to ship the sets already as I have gotten a FedEx tracking number for my shipment.
A few days ago, I reported that some official images of the 2016 LEGO sets including City, Creator, and Technic have shown up on their servers and some posts have listed them for a December 1 release date. While I was at retail life today, a few readers emailed in and have told me that they saw some of the sets at their local Toys R Us stores. Not all TRU stores may have them available on the floor or for sale so your mileage may vary.
Additionally, they are also available for purchase online as well.
Thanks to Emil and Randy for emailing in.
Today LEGO VIP members have special offers going on at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home.
With purchases of $99 or more, you can get the FREE Limited Edition exclusive LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread House (40139).
This will also get you the LEGO 2016 Wall Calendar in stores as the promotion does overlap.
You can also get Double VIP Points on every purchase plus free shipping on all online orders.
During San Diego Comic Con, Nathan Sawaya announced his latest LEGO exhibition, The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics, which opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. Kotaku has a few of the 120 models that will be on display during the exhibition including the life-size 18-foot Batmobile. The Art of the Brick: DC Comics is a global tour with exhibitions at major cities around the world.
The HMS Beagle by LuisPG is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project is based on the ship’s second voyage from 1831-1836 during the exploration of South America. The exploration was of historical importance because Charles Darwin joined the crew and later released The Voyage of the Beagle.
The project also has some small vignettes of Darwin’s exploration while on the Beagle including the Galapagos Islands, Andes Mountains, and Patagonia.
The HMS Beagle now joins Jurassic Park Explorer, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus, the Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series, and the Beatles Yellow Submarine as the projects that qualify for the Third 2015 Review Stage.
Earlier today, FedEx dropped off a surprise package from LEGO which contains the new LEGO 2015 Seasonal Holiday Exclusive Gingerbread House (40139). The set contains 277 pieces and is obtained starting on Black Friday November 27-November 30 at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home with purchases of $99 or more, while supplies last. If you’ve received an invitation to the LEGO VIP shopping event for Saturday, November 21, you can get the set a week early with the same conditions. VIP members who didn’t get an invite are also able to get the promo as well when the store regularly opens or on Shop@Home.