LEGO Minifigure Factory (5005358) Coming in April

LEGO Minifigure Factory (5005358)

LEGO will celebrating the 40th anniversary of the LEGO minifigure in April and there are things happening next month to commemorate the event. One of the things is the release of the Series 18 LEGO Collectible Minifigures which will have a special Classic Police Officer to find. Another thing they are doing is releasing an exclusive promotional LEGO Minifigure Factory (5005358). According to the April 2018 LEGO Store Calendar, you can get for free with a purchase of $75 or more from April 1-15, while supplies last.

The set itself looks like it will be using the cardboard box it comes in as part of the layout. The build will include a factory with some microfigures such as a classic spaceman, a policeman, and what looks to be P.I.X.A.L. from Ninjago as well as a red wagon on the side. The minifigure also looks interesting as it seems to have a nice looking yellow shirt. One of the bummers of this set is that it does use part of the box as the setting and not using LEGO bricks to create the walls. I think this is a misstep but we’ll have to get a clearer look when the official images come out in a few weeks to make a judgement on it.

What do you think of the set and will you be picking it up next month?


LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000026) Retail Version Announced

LEGO House Tree of Creativity (400026)

Last year at the LEGO Inside Tour, attendees were able to get the exclusive LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000024) which were numbered to 175 sets. Many fans wanted to get their hands on the but there’s was no reasonable way to get it until now. LEGO has just announced on the LEGO Ambassador Network that LEGO senior designer Steen Sig Andersen who designed the original set was also asked to create a retail version of the set as well. The new version of the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000026) will be slightly different and smaller than the original one. There will be 10,000 sets produced and it will contain 837 pieces while retailing for 599 DKK. It will be available starting on March 1, 2018 and will be exclusively sold at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

LEGO Inside Tour Retail Version
Product Number 4000024 4000026
Sets Produced 175 10,000
Piece Count 1008 837
Release Date May 1, 2017 March 1, 2018
Height of Model 38 cm 35 cm
Number of Leaves 11 10
Minifigures 6 + baby 1
Unique Elements Printed tile with Space logo None
Mini Builds on Leaves 8 6
Available for Sale No Exclusively at the LEGO House
Price N/A 599 DKK


LEGO 30499 Polybag Now Available at Walmart

LEGO 30499

If you’re in the US and are looking for the LEGO 30499 polybag, Walmart may be the place you need to head to. It seems that various Walmart locations are now stocking the polybag. It can also be found at LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers as well. As for the set itself, it’s basically just a bunch of random parts for a free build. There are also instructions to create the models shown on the front of the polybag. It’s nothing too spectacular but polybag collectors will probably want to pick it up.

Thanks to Kelly for the heads up.


LEGO Hamley’s Royal Guard (5005233) Minifigure Polybag Available Online

LEGO Hamley's Royal Guard (5005233)

If you’ve been wanting to pick up the LEGO Hamley’s Royal Guard (5005233) minifigure polybag, you can now purchase it online on their website. Like in stores, it goes for £6.00 each which is a little expensive for what you get but it is an exclusive minifigure. Note that Hamley’s can only ship to the UK and European countries so shipping to the US is out. The only way you can get it is on the secondary market or if you know someone. Speaking of knowing someone, can any of you readers help out in sending me a couple?

LEGO Hamley's Royal Guard (5005233)


60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) Building Instructions Now Available

60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290)

The 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) set will be available at the end of January but you can now download the building instructions for it early. The nice thing about seeing the instructions early is because you also have the parts list. Fortunately, the set doesn’t seem to have any exclusive pieces besides the new 2×4 printed 60th anniversary 2×4 tile. However, there are some fairly rare new pieces like the 1×3 plate with with studs and the 3×3 black plate, just to name a few.

As I mentioned before, the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) set will be available from January 28 – February 14 with a purchase of $125 or more at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected].

*Via Brickset**


Return of the LEGO Storage Heads

When I came back to LEGO back in 2011, one of the new things that LEGO released was the Sort and Store heads. They retired a short time later in 2013 and nothing really has ever replaced the popularity of it, until now. The folks at Room Copenhagen, who has licensing agreements with LEGO to produce these storage heads, has let us know that they are now available again for purchase on Amazon. The only change with these updated heads is that they are only storage heads and there’s no sorting separators for them.

The heads come in Boy and Girl versions as well as in Large and Small.

The price for them is currently at $34.99 which is 17% off the retail price of $41.99. Even the price is cheaper than the price of $44.99 for the original heads.


LEGO LEGOLAND Castle (40306) Revealed

LEGO LEGOLAND Castle (40306)

For those who live near LEGOLAND, there’s an exclusive LEGO set that may be coming out soon that you may be interested in. Brickset has uploaded an image of the LEGOLAND Castle (40306) which features a model that is probably based on the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. Ollie also makes an appearance as it pokes out on one side of the building. The set has 220 pieces and will most likely retail for $9.99 at the shops at LEGOLAND parks at the beginning of the year. It most likely won’t be available on [email protected] but some LEGO Brand Stores that are near a park like in San Diego may carry it.

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