Disney and Pixar gave us a surprise this morning by dropping the official teaser trailer for Toy Story 4. All of the original characters will be returning and joining them is a new character named Forky who is a spork. The story is still under wraps at this time but in terms of LEGO news, it is rumored that there will be sets for the movie. From what I’m hearing, these sets will be a few LEGO Juniors sets similar to what LEGO did with Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. Also according to Brickseek, there may also be a LEGO DUPLO set for the movie as well. Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21.
The LEGO Holiday 2018 catalog should be in your mailbox by now if you’ve elected to receive things in the mail. There’s nothing too special about our version of the catalog but the UK version gives us a look at some of the sets that will soon be retiring. One of our readers Stephen has shared a couple of the pages from the UK LEGO catalog there are sets that you may be interested in picking up before they go away forever. Keep in mind, sets in other parts of the world will retire before the US so it gives us some extra time to get them but know they will be next on the chopping block. Also note that some of the sets show out of stock online but you may still find them in stores.
LEGO Disney Sleeping Beauty’s Fairytale Castle (41152)
LEGO Creator Modular Winter Vacation (31080)
LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel (10247)
LEGO Creator Detective’s Office (10246)
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75205)
LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)
LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)
LEGO City Fire Station (60110)
LEGO Classic Mission to Mars (10405)
LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift (41324)
LEGO Minecraft The Farm Cottage (21144)
LEGO Ideas has a cool new building contest called Magical Builds of the Wizarding World which has some great prizes up for grabs. All you have to do is to build something in one of these categories:
1. Creatures from the Wizarding World (Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts)
2. Hogwarts items and icons
Since there are tons of things to choose from the Wizarding World Universe, there’s almost an unlimited amount of things that you can create.
As I mentioned before, LEGO will be giving out some great prizes for the winners and they include:
Grand Prize Winner
71043 Hogwarts Castle
75950 Aragog’s Lair
75951 Grindelwald´s Escape
75952 Newt´s Case of Magical Creatures
75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow
75954 Hogwarts Great Hall
75955 Hogwarts Express
75956 Quidditch Match
Two Runner Up Winners
71043 Hogwarts Castle
Bonus Prize Winner
71043 Hogwarts Castle
There’s already some awesome looking builds that have been submitted so far so get building if you want to join in. You have until November 29, 6AM EST to do so. Check out the full list of rules in the link above.
A few days, I reported on some rumored Black Friday 2018 promotions at LEGO and there is now confirmation of these promotions. First, there is the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Gift Box (40292) with purchases of $99 or more. This promo will run in store and online from November 23-26. Next is the LEGO Ninjago Bricktober 2018 (5005257) with purchases of $50 or more. This promotion is only available in stores on November 23. I’m sure this will draw some ire from Ninjago fans who don’t have a LEGO Store near them.
Some other Black Friday LEGO promotions include select sale items at LEGO Stores on November 23. In addition, there’s also items that are 30% off at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] from November 23-26. Cyber Monday sales on November 26 will have items 20% off. Lastly, if your store still has the LEGO Creator Detective’s Office (10246) still in stock, you can get it for 20% off from November 23-26.
Thanks to Ryan for tweeting in the images from the new LEGO Black Friday flyer.
This holiday season LEGO will be running a new campaign called Build to Give to help donate LEGO sets to children in need. From now until December 9, use your LEGO bricks at home or at a LEGO Brand Store to build an ornament and share on social media using the hashtag #BuildToGive. For every post shared, LEGO will donate one LEGO set to charity in hopes of reaching 500,000 children around the world. Here’s a list of charity partners that LEGO is working with across the globe including Fairy Bricks in the UK and Toys for Tots here in the US.
Black Friday shopping is less than two weeks away and here are some of the LEGO sales that will be happening at some major retailers. Below are some of the more notable deals that you may want to be aware of to plan your shopping. I’ll keep this post updated with deals that I find as we get closer to Black Friday.
LEGO Classic Creative Box (10704) – 900 pieces/$20.00 – Reg. $39.99
LEGO DUPLO Creative Box (10854) – 120 pieces/$20.00 – Reg. $39.99
LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter (75172) – 691 pieces/$41.99 – Reg. $59.99
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Garma Mecha Man (70613) – 747 pieces/$41.99 – Reg. $59.99
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lightning Jet (70614) – 876 pieces/$41.99 – Reg. $59.99
LEGO DC Villains Video Game – $29.99 – Reg. $59.99
LEGO The Incredibles Video Game – $19.99 – Reg. $49.99
Various LEGO sets at 20% off.
LEGO [email protected]
The details for LEGO’s Black Friday promotions are still under wraps at this time. I’ve reported on some rumored promotions which came from a trusted source and they include the LEGO Ninjago Bricktober 2018 (5005257) set with purchases of $50 or more. There’s also the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Gift Box (40292) with purchases of $99 or more. LEGO will most likely reveal the promotions the week of either by email or on social media.
The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) promotion is now live on LEGO [email protected]. From now until November 21, you can get it for free with purchases of $99 or more, while supplies last. You can read my review of the set here.