LEGO Ideas Moments in Space Winner Announced

LEGO Ideas Moments in Space

The LEGO Ideas Moments in Space contest was a really popular one and LEGO has announced the winner and the model that will be turned into a Gift with Purchase set in the near future. And the winner is…Cosmic Rocket Ride! (Coin Operated) by mjsmiley. I had a feeling that this model would be chosen as it had lots of appeal and the LEGO judges felt the same way. You can check out the judging breakdown and the rest of the runner up builds as well an honorable mention winner in the link above. Congratulations to the winner and I’m excited to see how LEGO converts it into a future GWP set.


LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376) Promotion Coming Back in April

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376)

Back in December right when the promotion for the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376) was about to begin, LEGO announced that it would be cancelled due to part of it not meeting quality standards. Fast forward a few months and it looks like LEGO has fixed whatever issue it had and the promotion will be back on from April 13 – May 3. The promo will be similar to before where you have to spend $60 or more on a LEGO Star Wars purchase. The only difference is that the promotional period is shorter and will end right before the May the 4th promo begins. I know there’s a specific niche of collectors who like these pod type sets and will be glad to know that the Darth Vader Pod wasn’t completely cancelled, just delayed.


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 April 2018 Store Calendar Promotions & Events

April 2018 LEGO Store Calendar

The April 2018 LEGO Store Calendar is now available and we can now see some of the events and promotions for the month.

April 1-15: Free LEGO Minifigure Factory Set (5005358) with a purchase of $75 or more.

April 3-4: VIP Monthly Mini Build is a Frog.

April 13 – May 3: Free LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod with a purchase of $60 or more.

April 16: Minifigure Swap Monday

April 21 & 28: LEGO Life Meeting

April 23 – June 24: Kessel Run Adventure.

April 2018 LEGO Store Calendar


LEGO Launches Initiative for Sustainable LEGO Bricks and Boxes

LEGO has launched a new initiative to start producing LEGO plant elements using plant-based plastic that is created from sugarcane. There will also be LEGO boxes that will be using the same methods as well and we can expect those already for 2018. This move is part of The LEGO Group’s dedication to use sustainable materials in a majority of their products and packaging by 2030. It’ll be interesting to see how if there are any notable differences in the plant elements and how they hold up in the run.

LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018.

Production has started on a range of sustainable LEGO® elements made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. The new sustainable LEGO ‘botanical’ elements will come in varieties including leaves, bushes and trees.

“At the LEGO Group we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials. We are proud that the first LEGO elements made from sustainably sourced plastic are in production and will be in LEGO boxes this year. This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all LEGO bricks using sustainable materials,” said Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group.

The move is part of the LEGO Group’s commitment to use sustainable materials in core products and packaging by 2030.

Uncompromised quality and safety

The new sustainable LEGO elements are made from polyethylene, which is a soft, durable and flexible plastic, and while they are based on sugar-cane material, they are technically identical to those produced using conventional plastic. The elements have been tested to ensure the plant-based plastic meets the high standards for quality and safety that the LEGO Group has, and consumers expect from LEGO products.

“LEGO products have always been about providing high quality play experiences giving every child the chance to shape their own world through inventive play. Children and parents will not notice any difference in the quality or appearance of the new elements, because plant-based polyethylene has the same properties as conventional polyethylene,” said Tim Brooks.

The unique LEGO brick design, and the LEGO Group’s uncompromised focus on quality and safety during the past 60 years ensures that two LEGO bricks produced decades apart can still fit together. As the LEGO Group is working towards using sustainable materials in its core products and packaging, it will remain strongly rooted and driven by the uncompromised focus on high product quality and safety.

Building children’s future one brick at a time

The LEGO Group has partnered with WWF to support and build demand for sustainably sourced plastic, and has joined the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA), an initiative of WWF, to secure fully sustainable sourcing of raw material for the bioplastics industry. The plant based plastic used to make the botanical LEGO elements is certified by the Bonsucro Chain of Custody standard for responsibly sourced sugarcane. Read more here.

“It is essential that companies in each industry find ways to responsibly source their product materials and help ensure a future where people, nature, and the economy thrive,” said Alix Grabowski, a senior program officer at WWF. “The LEGO Group’s decision to pursue sustainably sourced bio-based plastics represents an incredible opportunity to reduce dependence on finite resources, and their work with the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance will allow them to connect with other companies to continue to think creatively about sustainability.”

About LEGO elements made from plants

– Polyethylene elements are 1-2% of the total amount of plastic elements produced by the LEGO Group; The sustainable product range covers LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees made entirely from plant-based plastic.
Plant-based polyethylene used in LEGO elements is made from ethanol produced from sugarcane.

– The sugarcane used is sourced sustainably in accordance with guidance from the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) and is certified by the Bonsucro Chain of Custody standard for responsibly sourced sugarcane.

– All suppliers must comply with the LEGO Group’s Code of Conduct, which specifies strict requirements for ethical, environmental and health & safety standards based on leading global guidelines.

– The LEGO Group works closely with its suppliers to ensure life-cycle assessments are conducted, which map the environmental impacts from the production of the bio-based material.

What is a sustainable material?

There is no common definition of a sustainable material. Several aspects influence the sustainability of a material. It is to a high degree determined by its source, chemical composition, its use (in a product) and management (at end-of-life), and the impact it can have in both environmental and social areas.

The LEGO Group believes a new sustainable material must have an ever-lighter footprint than the material it replaces across key environmental and social impact areas such as fossil resource use, human rights and climate change.

About sustainability at the LEGO Group

– The LEGO Group partners with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), as part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing and supply chain operations, and promote global action on climate change.

– Through investments in wind power, the energy used to make LEGO bricks is balanced by the production of renewable energy.
The LEGO Group targeted 2030 to reach zero waste in operations, and introduced sustainable paper pulp trays for the LEGO advent calendar, reducing plastic waste from going to landfill.


LEGO Speed Champions and Elves 2018 Sets Now Available on [email protected]

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Ultimate Garage (75889)

It’s a new month and that means there are some new LEGO sets available for purchase on [email protected] including LEGO Speed Champions and LEGO Elves. There’s also a new promotion that started where you can get the LEGO Ninjago Zane Training Pod (5005230) with purchases of $35 or more.

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884)
Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC (75885)
Ferrari 488 GT3 “Scuderia Corsa” (75886)
Porsche 919 Hybrid (75887)
Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 (75888)
Ferrari Ultimate Garage (75889)

LEGO Elves Noctura's Tower & the Earth Fox Rescue (41194)

Emily Jones & the Eagle Getaway (41190)
Naida & the Water Turtle Ambush (41191)
Azari & the Fire Lion Capture (41192)
Aira & the Song of the Wind Dragon (41193)
Noctura’s Tower & the Earth Fox Rescue (41194)

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Even More LEGO BrickHeadz Rumored for 2018

LEGO BrickHeadz

Last week, I talked about some of the upcoming 2018 LEGO BrickHeadz sets which included the new Justice League, Back to the Future, and Minecraft as well as some Wizarding World BrickHeadz sets as announced during the New York Toy Fair. I’ve just received some new information for even more BrickHeadz sets from other themes that will be coming later this year. These BrickHeadz sets will encompass Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Frozen, and Star Wars.

First for the Wizarding World BrickHeadz, there will be two sets, one possibly of Newt Scamander and a two pack most likely consisting of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

For Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it is rumored be a two pack as well. The characters will most likely be of Owen and Claire but I’m hoping for one of them to be Ian Malcolm.

For Frozen, there will be two sets, one with Elsa and another two pack of Anna and Olaf.

Lastly for Star Wars, there are supposedly four sets in the pipeline which include Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, and a two pack of Luke Skywalker and Yoda.

As always, these are purely rumors unless LEGO announces them or they are revealed on online toy shop product pages.

Justice League – Tactical Batman & Superman (41610) – $19.99
Back to the Future – Marty McFly & Doc Brown (41611) – $19.99
Minecraft – Steve & Creeper (41612) – $19.99
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (41614) – $19.99
Wizarding World (41615) – $14.99
Wizarding World (41616) – $9.99
Frozen – Elsa (41617) – $9.99
Frozen – Anna & Olaf (41618) – $14.99
Star Wars – Darth Vader (41619) – $9.99
Star Wars – Stormtrooper (41620) – $9.99
Star Wars – Luke Skywalker & Yoda (41627) – $14.99
Star Wars – Boba Fett (41629) – $9.99

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