Chinese New Year is only two weeks away and to celebrate the event, LEGO will be releasing the LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) set in a few days. From what I’m hearing, the promotion will be starting on January 28 at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] and you can get it for free with purchases of $88 or more. This will be the fifth of the zodiac animals that have been released in this style and the sixth overall if you count the Year of the Snake (10250). We didn’t know the release of this set beforehand because LEGO doesn’t promote their gift-with-purchase items on the store calendars anymore so it’s hard to plan your purchases.
Earlier this month, I reported that we will be getting some 20th Anniversary sets for LEGO Star Wars in April and some of the sets that were rumored were the Slave I (75243) and Anakin’s Pod Racer (75258). PromoBricks has reported some other rumored sets in the wave and the list now consists of:
Slave I (75243) – 1007 pieces
Anakin’s Pod Racer (75258) – 279 pieces
Snowspeeder (75259) – 309 pieces
Clone Scout Walker (75261) – 250 pieces
Imperial Dropship (75262) – 125 pieces
They have also reported that each set will come with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure with a printed plate. Those characters include Leia Organa (75243), Luke Skywalker (75258), Lando Calrissian (75259), Darth Vader (75261) and Han Solo (75262). I’m not sure how those characters relate to the sets as they don’t even correspond to the sets.
Fandango is offering early screenings for The LEGO Movie 2 only for tomorrow, January 26. This is two weeks ahead of the official release date for the movie on February 8. Head to the link above to find theaters nearest you to get tickets. I believe the only available time for the screening is at 2pm local time.
The LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) and Porg (75230) are both on sale over on Amazon. The larger style builds are priced at the lowest they have been on the site and are price-matching Walmart. Whether you like the builds or not, I will say that at these prices, they are well worth it as they are some decent sized models.
If you missed out on the LEGO Overwatch Play Event yesterday, I have provided the building instructions and parts list for the Ganymede build. None of the parts of exclusive but there are some very rare parts including the lime green 2×2 wing plates as those are only available with Rex’s Rexplorer! (70835). Until more of them are more widely available, I suggest changing to a different skin using other colors for the wings. Click through the images to get a larger view of the instructions.
LEGO has recently released a new LEGO Ninjago Oni Accessory Set (853866) at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] for $12.99. The 36 piece set includes three Oni demon minifigures as well as a number of weapon accessories and it is great for building an army of the Oni.
Gear up for battle with the LEGO® NINJAGO® 853866 Accessory Set 2019, featuring the Oni villains from Series 10 of the NINJAGO Masters of Spinjitzu TV series. This action-packed little set has 3 new-for-January-2019 Oni minifigures, including one with iconic horn elements, and assorted weapons.
Features 3 Oni demon minifigures—one with horn elements—with 4 swords and other assorted weapons.