If you didn’t see yet, LEGO updated their Double VIP Points sets for May 2020 and they are sets that have just recently been released. First is the LEGO Minions Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair (75551) and you can earn 650 points on it. The other set is the LEGO DC Super Heroes WW84 Wonder Woman vs. Cheetah (76157) and you can get 520 points for it.
A few days ago, LEGO announced some changes to their Board of Directors with with one member stepping down and another joins. CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Kåre Schultz left the Board while Netflix Board of Director Anne Sweeney joins LEGO. These changes probably won’t affect us consumers directly but Sweeney did work for Disney, ABC, Nickelodeon, and Fox so she does have a great entertainment background which could help LEGO in that aspect.
The LEGO Group today announced two changes to its Board of Directors as Kåre Schultz, CEO Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd steps down and Anne Sweeney, a member of the Board of Directors at Netflix, joins with immediate effect.
Anne is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Mayo Clinic, and a Deans Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Prior to embarking on a new chapter in the entertainment industry in 2015, Anne was Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, which includes The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses.
Anne has a BA degree from The College of New Rochelle and an Ed. M. degree from Harvard University.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, commented:
“LEGO A/S has developed tremendously since 2007 when Kåre Schultz first joined as a Member of the Board. I would like to thank Kåre for his dedicated contributions to this development over more than 12 years. Furthermore, I am pleased to welcome Anne Sweeney as a new Member of the Board. Anne brings key strategic competencies within entertainment, learning and digitalisation from an impressive career. I am looking very much forward to be working with Anne on the Board.”
The changes were announced at the company’s Annual General Assembly this week. No further changes to the Board were made.
LEGO Ninjago Creative Director Simon Lucas has shared the first teaser of a new upcoming LEGO theme called Monkie Kid. The poster shows a character with a red bandana. The bottom text reads, 四字英雄, 即将登场 which translates to “Four Word Hero, Coming Soon”. The side text reads, 5月15曰 与英雄会面 which translates to “May 15, Meet the Hero”. So it looks like the official announcement for the LEGO Monkie Kid theme will be some time next Friday.
— Simon Lucas (@simonlucas80) May 6, 2020
A short while ago, LEGO posted a teaser of an upcoming LEGO Technic Lamborghini set. Rumor has it that it is the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) but we’ll see once LEGO decides to announce it. This set was first reported on back in January during the Nuremberg Toy Fair and it is supposed to the the next LEGO Technic Ultimate series car which will be in a 1:8 scale. It will be released on June 1 for VIPs and to the general public on August 1.
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 5, 2020
Amazon finally has the LEGO DC Shazam!: Magic and Monsters home movie available for pre-order. The Blu-Ray Combo Pack does have the Shazam minifigure polybag (30623) included as well. It retails for $19.99 and will be released on June 16. Be careful of choosing the right version because the other Blu-Ray pack as well as the regular DVD version doesn’t have the minifigure.
Today is the last day to get your orders in for the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th event. You can get the Death Star II Battle (40407) with purchases of $75 or more and you can earn Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars sets. The “sales” are next to nil as they are pretty terrible. Also while you are at it, don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes for the Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) minifigure.
Well it looks like the LEGO Ideas First 2020 Review Stage is set as a whopping 26 projects qualify for a chance to become a LEGO Ideas set. Also the Earth Globe project also snuck in at the last minute so it’ll have to go up against the most number of projects ever that qualified in any stage. Now the hard part for LEGO is to decide which projects will become official LEGO Ideas sets and how many they decide to pass. If you remember from a few weeks ago, I did a post questioning if there should be some changes to LEGO Ideas considering that we’ve been getting more and more projects that qualify. Which one(s) do you think will pass?