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LEGO Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250) Available at LEGOLAND California

It looks like the LEGO Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250) set that was found in LEGOLAND Billund last week has found its way to the US. LEGOLAND California now it as a gift with purchase for annual passholders for spending $35 or more. As you can see, it’s another Banana Suit Guy with an orange boombox. The design of the box is a juice bar hut that would fit into a summer theme which I assume will be released on LEGO [email protected]

**Via Reddit**

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LEGO Seasonal Banana Guy Set Revealed

Our friends at PromoBricks has given us a first look at the new LEGO Seasonal Banana Guy promotional set. It is in the same line as the previous Seasonal sets that come in the little cardboard box which included the Iconic Easter (5004468), Gingerbread Man (5005156), Caveman & Cavewoman (5004936), and the current Iconic Easter 2018 (5005249).

As you can see from image above, the set comes in a tropical hut design with the Banana Guy wearing some sandals while having a boombox as an accessory. There’s no word yet on the availability for the US at this time but it is already available at LEGOLAND Billund. I assume this set will be part of a promotion this summer as it fits the vibe of the set.

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LEGO Seasonal Iconic Easter 2018 (5005249) Promotion Now Live on [email protected]

LEGO Seasonal Iconic Easter 2018 (5005249)

The promotion the LEGO Seasonal Iconic Easter (5005249) set is now live on [email protected]. You can get it for free with purchases of $35 or more, while supplies last, from March 16-31. This set is the fourth in the series of these type of sets joining the Easter Chicken, Gingerbread Man, and Caveman & Cavewoman. The Iconic Easter set consists of an Easter Bunny Guy along with some accessories and he comes in one of those small cardboard boxes with the cut out door to reveal the minifigure.

In addition to the promotional set, it looks like there’s also a double VIP points promotion going on which runs from now until March 30.

As always, please use our links above as it does help support the site.

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LEGO Iconic Easter (5004468) Target Online Promotion

LEGO Minifigure Iconic Easter (5004468)

Target has a new online Spring promotion going on when you purchase LEGO sets with your REDcard. As you see above, you can get the Iconic Easter (5004468) set with a $20 purchase or more on select LEGO sets.

There is a limited quantity and will be added to your cart if you made the requirement and if you’ve linked your REDcard to your account. The promotion excludes Hard to Find items and DUPLO and ends on March 24 at 11:59 pst.

If you don’t care about the promo at all, you can just buy the set outright for $5.99 each.

Thanks to Donald for the heads up.

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Last Day for LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) Promotion

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

Today is the last to get your orders in for the free LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) set on [email protected]. The minimum purchase to get it is $88 and it’s a pretty good promotion since this is the first time that the US is able to get these Year of the Zodiac animals. Check out my review of the set if you’re still on the fence about getting it.

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) Promotion Live on [email protected]

The new LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) promotional set is now live on [email protected]. To celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Year, LEGO has released this cute little set that was previously only available in Asian countries and in the UK for a short time. To get the Year of the Dog set, it is free with purchases of $88 or more. The promotion runs from now until February 28, while supplies last. If you see the slider on [email protected], the $50 minimum purchase is incorrect as you have to have at least $88 in your cart. I’ve already done an early review of the set if you want to check that out.

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) Review

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

The Chinese Lunar New Year kicks off this Friday, February 16 and it is a very important holiday for the countries that celebrate it around the world. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog and to celebrate LEGO will be releasing the Year of the Dog (40235) set with purchases of $88 or more at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] starting this Friday. If you think the purchase requirement seems a little off, that is because the number 8 in the Chinese culture is considered very lucky and $88 signifies double joy/prosperity. This also marks the first time in the US that we can get these Year of the Zodiac sets and we don’t have to rely on friends or the secondary market to get it.

The Year of the Dog set is the fourth of these small boxed sets and fifth overall if you count the 4-in-1 Year of the Snake (10250) set from 2013. The box is very cute showing off the Dog and there’s even a space to put a name down for the person you want to gift this set to. The back of the box shows off some of the articulation features of the Dog.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

Opening up the flapped box, you are greeted with an envelope along with three un-numbered bags and the instructions.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

The envelope is basically LEGO’s version of the red envelope that is given out mainly during Chinese New Year and other important events. The front of it shows the set off along with a shiny imprint of 2018 while the back has a really nice looking imprint of the Dog.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)


The Dog build is very straightforward and looks very cute. It sits on a grassy base area with soe green leaves and red flowers. There are also some 1×2 red jumper plates with some 1×1 round pearl-gold tiles. This little detail is very commonplace in Chinese culture as the colors are a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

For the Dog itself, it has the look of either an Akita or a Shiba Inu but it’s hard to differentiate between the two. The color scheme of the dog is white and dark nougat and looks very good. The head is on a turntable piece so it is able to spin a full 360 degrees. The eyes are the 2×2 printed tiles combined with the button nose and tongue sticking out makes the Dog look even cuter. The ears are on hinges so it can move very slightly due to the confined space.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

The body shows the Dog sitting down with some sloped pieces representing the legs. The back of the body uses more of the dark nougat slope pieces to show the chubby body. The tail is on ball joints so you can angle it any way you desire.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)


Overall, I really like this LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) set but I am biased since I was born on the Year of the Dog so this set is even more special to me. I do appreciate LEGO releasing this set here in the US and it does allow those who aren’t familiar with Chinese culture to learn more about it.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

For the set itself, it’s a very cute Dog that can be displayed pretty much anywhere and you’ll be able to spark a conversation from it. The purchase requirement for it isn’t too bad and is fairly easy to get. The promotional period runs from February 16-28, while supplies last but I have a feeling that stock won’t last long. If you somehow miss out on it, all of the parts are non-exclusive so you can build it using parts from your collection if you have them.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)

As I mentioned before, this is the fourth set in this small box form factor and I’ve already collected the first three sets. Considering that there are twelve total animals in the Chinese Zodiac, it will take eight more years to have the whole collection if LEGO decides to continue with this type of promotional item unless they count the previous Year of the Snake set which I hope they don’t and do one in this smaller form.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Dog (40235)


Thank you to LEGO for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.

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