The promotion for the LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006746) is now live on the LEGO Shop. From now until June 30, you can get it for free with purchases of $85 or more while supplies last. You have to be a LEGO VIP member and logged into your account for the promo to show up in the cart. The promo also doubles up with the LEGO DOTS Photo Holder Cube (30557) with purchases of $40 or more in LEGO DOTS, LEGO VIDIYO, or LEGO Friends.
The Swing Ship Ride celebrates the Festival of Family Fun and the front of it says Leg Godt which is Danish for Play Well. This set looks to be the first in a line of carnival-type sets with a Carousel (5006745) also being revealed recently.
The Floating Island (Using Tensegrity) by Seb_E is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The microscale build uses tensegrity which has five wires to stabilize the island. The island itself has a castle, small houses, two mills, and an airship.
The project now joins Imperial Island Fort, Movie Set, Lifeguard’s Shack, A-Frame Cabin, Spaceballs, The Costume Store, Boston Dynamics Spot 1:4 Scale Motorized Model, Medieval Tavern, Tavern Under the Snow, Women of Computing, Working Mini Golf Course, Brick Walk, and Medieval Harbor as the ones to reach the Second 2021 Review Stage.
LEGO has launched a new sweepstakes on the VIP Rewards Center for a signed Marvel Paul Bettany photograph. It costs 50 points and you can have a maximum of 50 entries for the signed Vision photo. The photo also comes in a sealed Lucite case for easy display. If you look on the secondary market, Paul Bettany’s auto does go for quite a bit. The sweepstakes ends on July 11.
Continuing with my reviews of the new wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, the next one I’ll be checking out is the Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets (76389). The set has 1,176 pieces and retails for $129.99 and it is based on the second movie.
There are a whopping 11 minifigures in the set which include Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Colin Creevey, Luna Lovegood, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tom Riddle, Gilderoy Lockhart, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Sinistra, Nearly Headless Nick, and Anniversary Lord Voldemort.
Harry has on his usual black robe that is open to show the gray sweater. He has a double-sided head that shows him with a smile on one side and a scared expression on the other. His accessory is the Sword of Gryffindor.
Ginny Weasley also has on a black Gryffindor robe but it is closed so you can only see a sliver of the inner sweater. Her double-sided head shows her with a smile on one side and a sad expression on the other. Her accessories include a wand and Tom Riddle’s diary.
Colin Creevey also has a clasped robe similar to Ginny. His double-sided head shows him with a smile one one side and a sad look on the other. His accessories include his wand and camera.
Luna also has a closed robe but with Ravenclaw colors. Like with the others, she has a double-sided head showing a smile on one side and a sad expression on the other.
Justin Finch-Fletchley is a rather minor character but a nice addition even though … Continue
It’s been a pretty crazy month so far with LEGO news and if you have forgotten, there’s a new promotion that starts tonight. The LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006746) will be the promo item and you can get it free with purchases of $85 or more on the LEGO Shop, while supplies last.
The set has 152 pieces and in the middle of it has a sticker that says “Leg Godt” which means “Play Well” in Danish. The set was previously an Asia exclusive that was used to celebrate International Children’s Day.
LEGO CON 2021 is next week and the hosts of event have been announced today. There will be two hosts next week and they are Melvin Odoom and Michelle Khare. Odoom hosted the UK version of LEGO Masters while Khare is a YouTuber. LEGO CON will be happening on June 26 at 12pm EST/9am PST with a number of events including a LEGO Star Wars set announcement.
The 2020 European Football Championship qualifiers are well underway and LEGO has created the world’s biggest football and is displayed at the LEGO House. The build uses 173,600 classic 2×2 LEGO bricks and it stands over 4 meters tall. It took builders 150 hours to complete the 2.5 ton football.
It will be displayed at the LEGO House and can be viewed free of charge in the publicly accessible Square until the UEFA finals on July 11. Which team are are rooting for in the EURO 2020?