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LEGO Updates Retiring Soon List – November 2022

LEGO has updated their Retiring Soon list again and there are a lot more sets that have been added that will be going away at the end of the year. This is the from the UK list as of today so LEGO Shop US may not show these sets as retiring yet but they will be. I’m sure there will be even more LEGO sets added to this list in the next few weeks so I’ll try it keep it more updated. Some sets may already show that they are sold out so you may have to find another retailer that has them in stock.

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Art

Art Project – Create Together (21226) – $119.99
Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests (31201) – $119.99
Disney’s Mickey Mouse (31202) – $119.99


City

Fire Rescue Helicopter (60281) – $39.99
Fire Command Unit (60282) – $59.99
Stunt Park (60293) – $39.99
Wheelie Stunt Bike (60296) – $7.99
Rocket Stunt Bike (60298) – $7.99
Stunt Competition (60299) – $29.99
Wildlife Rescue ATV (60300) – $9.99
Chicken Stunt Bike (60310) – $7.99
Picnic in the Park (60326) – $19.99
The Blade Stunt Challenge (60340) – $34.99
Farmers Market Van (60345) – $44.99
Grocery Store (60347) – $69.99


Classic

Bricks and Houses (11008) – $19.99
Bricks Bricks Plates (11717) – $69.99


Creator

Elf Club House (10275) – $99.99
Fish Tank (31122) – $29.99


DC

Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit (76179) – $14.99
1989 Batwing (76161) – $199.99
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LEGO MINDSTORMS Theme Ending

The LEGO MINDSTORMS theme has been a staple for the company since the theme was first introduced in 1998 but it looks like the theme will be ending at the end of 2022. With LEGO Education and other Build & Code experiences in place, they are shifting priorities and the LEGO MINDSTORMS team will be redirected into other departments.

This means all MINDSTORMS related items will be retired by the end of the year but the MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor App will be live until at least the end of 2024. LEGO will still keep the MINDSTORMS trademark and is accessing the opportunity to implement it with LEGO Education.

Since its launch in September 1998, LEGO MINDSTORMS has been one of the core ‘Build & Code’ experiences in the company’s portfolio, carrying with it significant brand equity and becoming a stand-out experience for the early days of consumer robotics and leading to current wBuild & Code experiences such as SPIKE Prime, from LEGO Education’s LEGO Learning System.

However, now having a number of priorities in LEGO Education and other Build & Code experiences, we have decided to focus our resources and future plans by redirecting our MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor team and their expertise into different areas of the business.

This means the physical MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor product (51515) and its related elements (88016 and 88018) are to exit our portfolio from the end of 2022, whilst digital platforms – such as the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor App – will remain live until at least the end of

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Discount Coupons Available in LEGO Rewards Center – Not North America

If you live in one of the specified countries below, you can get a couple in the LEGO Rewards Center for some particular LEGO sets. For 100 VIP points, you can a certain amount off the LEGO Icons Optimus Prime (10302), LEGO Icons Lion Knights’ Castle (10305), or LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515). The codes only available for three days and you have until September 30 to redeem them. Unfortunately, North America does not get to be part of this promotion this time around. Maybe this is a test run to see how well it works and we’ll get it later on.

The code is valid until the 30th of September 2022 and must be entered during checkout in the field labelled “Enter Promo Code”. Discount will only apply when Item 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is included in order. Shipping fees may apply. You can only use one promotion code per order. This reward is limited for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515) Designer Video

LEGO has published the designer video for the newly released LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515). LEGO designers Daniel Meehan, Morten Svendsen, Carl Merriam, and Jørn Thomsen talk about some of the details that go into the 5-in-1 set including some of their functions. The video also talks about some of the early prototypes that eventually became the ones in the set.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515) is now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop and from now until October 25, you can get the Mini Robots (40413) set with purchases of $100 or more, while supplies last.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS Mini Robots (40413) Promotion Live on LEGO Shop

LEGO MINDSTORMS Mini Robots (40413)

The promotion for the LEGO MINDSTORMS Mini Robots (40413) is now live on the LEGO Shop. The 366 piece set is free from now until October 25 with purchases of $100 or more, while supplies last. This version of the set is a miniature version of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515) which also releases today. Furthermore, the LEGO double VIP points event is still going on so you’ll be able to get more points as well. In addition to that, LEGO is also offering a FREE VIP Gift Set (5006008) as well with your purchases.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS Mini Robots (40413) Review

LEGO MINDSTORMS Mini Robots (40413)

Starting tomorrow, LEGO will be offering a new gift with purchase set for the LEGO MINDSTORMS Mini Robots (40413). From October 15-25 with purchases of $100 or more on the LEGO Shop, you can get this miniature version of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515) complete with five different builds. The great thing about it is that you can have them all built at the same time without taking pieces from one build for another.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS Porsche (515153) Revealed as Potential Future Set

Today the LEGO Lead User Lab has revealed a teaser of a new LEGO MINDSTORMS Porsche (515153) that could be released in the future. The prototype set basically the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR (42096) combined with the power of LEGO MINDSTORMS which gives it some enhanced features including full autonomous driving, programmable LED headlights, and distance sensoring. As of right now, there are no details of the set except that it potentially has 819 pieces.

There is an “I Want It” button which takes you to a form to fill out of how you feel of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Porsche (515153). Unfortunately, the form is only open for UK residents which is an interesting geographical restriction. Giving your feedback will enter your to win a copy of LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR (42096).

Test drive the new LEGO MINDSTORMS Porsche. It’s a supercar, but not as we know it.

• Advanced Computing visor sensor providing full autonomous driving
• WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
• Ultra-sonic sensor to detect objects and measure distance
• LEGO smart hub with 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyro sensor
• Programmable LED headlights
• 7.3v Lithium ion battery USB charging port

Thank you for your interest!

Unfortunately the LEGO® MINDSTORMS Porsche is not yet available for sale, but we are working hard to make it a reality in the near future.

We would greatly appreciate hearing your honest opinion on this idea. Give us your feedback here and you will automatically enter the competition to win a LEGO Porsche 911 RSR

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