The LEGO Ideas Apollo Saturn V (21309) is currently back on sale for $99.99 on Amazon. Unless there’s a flash sale, this price is probably the lowest we’ll see it priced at if it goes on sale. As of this writing, this price applies to both types of packaging. For $99.99, this is a good price for what you get.
It’s September 18 and that means there are some new LEGO sets available for purchase on [email protected]. First is the highly anticipated LEGO Creator Gingerbread House (10267) which costs $99.99 for 1,477 pieces. This is a really good deal, in my opinion, and you’ll be able to get 650 VIP points for it.
The other set that is available which isn’t for everyone is the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer (75252). It has 4,784 pieces but it sets you back a whopping $699.99. The size of it is impressive but the interior of it is lacking the detail that we thought it would have. The good thing is that you’ll get a cool 4,550 VIP points for it but for a limited time until September 22, you’ll be getting double points for it.
Starting today, Blizzard has continued with the promotion of the LEGO Overwatch sets and as a treat, they have also kicked off Bastion’s Brick Challenge. From now until September 30, you can earn some cool LEGO themed rewards for playing Overwatch and watching Twitch streams. For winning nine games in Quick Play, Arcade, or Competitive, you can earn the Legendary Brick Bastion skin in which Bastion is made out of colorful LEGO bricks. Along the way, if you get three wins, you can earn the Brickstion player icon and Brick Ganymede player icon. For six wins, you can get the Bricks Rain From Above Pharah minifigure spray and Reconstruction Mercy minifigure spray.
As with these events, you can also earn brick-themed items in-game by watching various Twitch streamers throughout the event. You can view the full schedule here. For watching two hours, you can get the D.Va spray. For four hours, you’ll earn the Tracer and Widowmaker player icons. For six hours, you get the Genji and Hanzo dragon sprays as well as their player icons. You’ll have to connect your Battle.net account to Twitch to be able to earn these stream rewards.
As for the LEGO Overwatch sets, Blizzard is having sales on the sets and the Blizzard exclusive Omnic Bastion (75987) is currently half off the regular price.
I’ll be online if any of you wants to play to earn the Bastion skin. Feel free to add me at Tormentalous#1173 and request to join my games. I mostly play the Arcade mode but will jump into Quick Play if you prefer that.
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Unlock adorable brick-themed cosmetics, including sprays, player icons, and the legendary Brick Bastion skin. Bastion’s Brick Challenge is live until September 30!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 17, 2019
A few days ago, LEGO released a mysterious trailer for something coming soon and today they have announced Rebuild The World. It is essentially a campaign to help nurture the creative skills of the next generation.
THE LEGO GROUP WITH MARK RONSON INSPIRE KIDS TO REBUILD THE WORLD[Billund, 17 September 2019]: Today, the LEGO Group and musician Mark Ronson launch Rebuild The World, a campaign to help nurture the creative skills of the next generation.
Over 100 children will meet Mark and other inspiring figures, such as 19-year-old David Aguilar, who built several prosthetic arms from LEGO® elements, at the LEGO House, Billund, to explore the infinite potential of creativity. Their imaginations will also be fired up in a series of workshops, where they’ll be challenged to rebuild the world they see around them.
“My whole career has been about working with brilliant, creative people and seeing where our imaginations take us. Rebuild The World, is a wonderful opportunity to help inspire the next generation of creators who will come up with their own ideas to shape the future of everything from the way we live to the music we listen to,” explains Mark Ronson.
The LEGO Group believes that every child is born with incredible creative problem-solving capabilities, but we need to act now to nurture that creativity so that it can become a lifelong skill, as the future depends on it.
Inspiring creativity is more critical and urgent than ever. The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report places creative problem solving in the top three skills the job market will require from 2020. Imaginative play helps children learn how to innovate, problem solve and think critically throughout their lives.
Mark Ronson will also be joined by representatives from other creative fields to discuss why it’s more important than ever to help nurture creativity as a key skill so that the builders of tomorrow can succeed in an ever-changing world.
Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, The LEGO Group, said: “Rebuild The World is all about seeing where imagination takes us and celebrating the natural creativity of children. We want to encourage kids around the world to develop and retain these skills as they grow older. With this campaign, we want to inspire people of all ages to play and unleash their creativity to create a world of infinite possibilities.”
Meanwhile, British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox will lead a series of Rebuilder Workshops on the 17th September. He, along with two other creatives, will challenge kids to reimagine iconic landmarks, invent new gadgets and solve everyday problems – all with LEGO bricks. Other LEGO professionals will lend a hand, helping the kids bring their incredible ideas to life.
“Who knows what will come out of today… a house with a hot air balloon for a roof? A car with long legs to jump over the traffic ahead? No one sees the world quite like children so we’re excited to see what they come up with,” says Dominic Wilcox.
Kids around the world can also take part by sharing their creations on the LEGO Life app or by visiting www.lego.com/rebuild-the-world-challenge
The LEGO system has long been the ultimate platform for creative expression and creative problem solving. Children don’t just imagine what to build, they can build and rebuild. Experiment. Fail. Break the rules. Fail and Try again… This is the cycle of human creativity and the essence of the LEGO System in Play.
Now, we’re going even further. Through Rebuild The World, we want to inspire children to unleash their creativity, join the Rebuild The World challenge and rebuild a world of endless possibilities for real. Learn more by visiting www.lego.com/rebuild-the-world
Created by the LEGO Group’s internal agency with BETC Paris, the Rebuild the World campaign is the most ambitious global brand campaign ever. Directed by the multi award-winning Traktor collective, the adventure follows the chase between a clever rabbit and an unlucky hunter and unfolds in the kind of world that only LEGO play could create. Every character, animal and vehicle is based on an existing or past LEGO toy, so heads spin 360 degrees, everyday objects are outsized, and a boat can suddenly fly with a little help from a palm tree.
Last week LEGO announced some new updates to LEGO Ideas. Some of the updates are smaller quality of life ones like the product ideas statistics in which you can see how many supporters your project gets per day. Also projects now require you to add at least one tag to improve categorization and discoverability of the submission.
The main update is the Product Idea Submit Flow. As we know by now, lots of projects and ideas may be tied to a certain intellectual property and requires LEGO to go out and try to get a certain license to be able to produce the set. LEGO has changed how you are able to submit a project if it is based on a certain IP. Now when you try to submit a project, you are asked if it is based on an IP. If it is based on something, a dropdown menu will list if it is allowed or not. If it is not allowed, you won’t be able to proceed but if it is allowed, you can continue on to the next step. They have given a quick explanation of how they evaluate what IPs are good to use or not.
-Overlap with currently commercialised LEGO products (i.e. Star Wars, Ferrari, etc)
-Have already been commercialised through LEGO Ideas (i.e. Beatles Yellow Submarine, Voltron, etc)
-Don’t fit the LEGO Brand (i.e. Game of Thrones or Call of Duty, etc)
-Contain a known license conflict that prevent us from commercialising the IP (i.e. Monopoly, Transformers, etc)
It there is an IP that hasn’t been used before, you can still try an submit it but the moderation team will determine if it is good or not to use. I think this new change is good so people who have a project idea know right away if a certain IP will work or not.
The Seinfeld 30th Anniversary project by BrentWaller is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project celebrates the 30th anniversary of the hit 90s sitcom featuring Jerry’s apartment. It has about 900 pieces and it includes minifigures of Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer, and Newman. It joins Queen: I Want to Break Free as the projects to reach the Third 2019 Review Stage.
The Series 19 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71025) are now widely available and we can finally take a deeper look at this newest series in the popular theme. LEGO has gone back to its roots and there are only 16 to collect with no special limited edition minifigures.