Today is the last day to get your orders in on LEGO [email protected] if you want to get the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) set. It is available with purchases of $99 or more until 11:59 EST. The new lineup of summer 2019 sets should also be available when the promotion is supposed to be over tonight so you can potentially get the new sets while also the promo is still live. I suggest checking in at that time to see if that is the case.
A few days ago, the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers building event was held at LEGO Brand Stores around the US. If you remember, the build was originally at the Flatiron and Leicester flagship stores when The Upside Down (75810) was released.
The build is pretty straightforward with it just stacking bricks. The outer part of it uses some brown antenna pieces to represent the sticks that are on the outside of the castle. There’s a flag for the cloth used as the entrance but the interior is empty. I do like the addition of the tire sitting on the outside of it. The main thing here are the exclusive stickers for Castle Byers and the All Friends Welcome sign. These were given after you finished the build but if you’re building it with your own bricks, there are some available on eBay.
Below is the parts list for Castle Byers as well as updated scans of the building instructions with better color quality. I do appreciate LEGO doing this building event for the rest of the US as many fans were pretty vocal about having it at only two stores around the world. I do feel bad for those who paid $100+ on the secondary market to get it though.
Update: My friend sent over scans of the stickers if you want to print them out on your own.
A few days ago, I reported on the July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar and its promotions. One thing that was missing from the list was the Double VIP Points event that I said was coming next month. I can now confirm from the email blast that LEGO sent out this morning that there will indeed be a Double VIP Points event starting on July 1. I was told that it would run from July 1-7.
If you are able to hold off on your purchases for a few more days, you can get more bang for your buck with some extra points. In addition, there will be a lot of new sets coming out on July 1 such as the LEGO Seasonal Dragon Boat Race (80103) and the the summer 2019 wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, just to name a few.
LEGO has revealed one of the exclusive SDCC 2019 LEGO Minifigures with the Advanced Suit Spider-Man from the 2018 Playstation 4 Spider-Man game. There are no details yet on how to get it whether it’ll be part of the lottery or the old lining up way.
Update: Attendees will have a chance to win this minifigure in a randomized instant-win drawing on Thursday, July 18. Additional details will be available closer to the show.
Here’s a big piece of news that came in the middle of the night regarding LEGOLAND parks around the world. The LEGO Group’s parent company, Kirkbi A/S,, has announced that they have purchased Merlin Entertainments for £4.8bn. This means that LEGO will take control of LEGOLAND parks again after selling them to Merlin back in 2005. Reacquiring the parks allow LEGO to “grow all branded experiences across its Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks.” I think this is a great move that LEGO will be running the show again at the parks and it’ll be interesting to see what will happen after the changes. Maybe we’ll finally be able to earn VIPs when shopping there.
LEGO has officially announced the two new LEGO Overwatch sets with Wrecking Ball (75976) and Junkrat & Roadhog (75977) and we also have set descriptions and details for them. It was also announced that there will be a Twitch Rivals Overwatch Tournament sponsored by LEGO on July 25. More information about it including prizes will be announced at a later date.
75976 Wrecking Ball
227 pieces | Ages 9+ $19.99 (USD)
Available October 1, 2019
Immerse your favorite Overwatch® fan in epic missions with this LEGO® Overwatch 75976 Wrecking Ball set. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch toy set transforms from an iron-clad battle mech to a high-speed ball. A fan favorite, Wrecking Ball is piloted by Hammond, a resourceful hamster who pops up from the cockpit just like in the game. With Quad Cannons and four extractable limbs that fold out when transforming into the mech toy, youngsters will love playing with this instantly recognizable model and Overwatch character. Older fans will be excited to show their passion for Overwatch by displaying the set near their gaming setup for all their friends to see.
-This LEGO® Overwatch® playset features a Hammond hamster figure that can pop up from the cockpit by turning a handle for added fun.
-For anyone who loves Overwatch® hero toys and buildable mech toys, this LEGO® brick-built model can transform from a mech into an epic ball and is packed with authentic details from the in-game hero. Kids and fans will love building this authentic Overwatch model.
-Just like in the game, this action toy can transform from an epic ball toy that can roll into a cool mech toy with fold-out Quad Cannons and extractable legs, offering kids and fans many authentic Overwatch® details.
-From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft®, Overwatch® has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated videos, comics, and exciting global eSports events.
-Wrecking Ball creative play toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide. LEGO® Overwatch® toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the internationally acclaimed team-based action game.
75977 Junkrat & Roadhog
380 pieces | Ages 9+ $49.99 (USD)
Available October 1, 2019
Now your favorite Overwatch® fan can build a part of Junkertown out of LEGO® bricks with the 75977 Junkrat & Roadhog set. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch toy set recreates the apocalyptic atmosphere of Junkertown, a highly popular Overwatch map. This playset features the iconic crime duo from Overwatch: Roadhog and Junkrat. Roadhog comes as a large, highly-detailed BigFig with his Chain Hook and Scrap Gun. The minifigure Junkrat has his iconic peg-leg and Frag Launcher. Fans and kids alike will love the authentic character details, the yellow chopper bike and display diorama inspired by the Junkertown map.
This LEGO® brick-built model comes with two highly popular Overwatch® figures: BigFig Roadhog with his Chain Hook and minifigure Junkrat with his Frag Launcher and iconic peg leg.
Kids and fans will love building this highly detailed Overwatch® model, including the brick-built Pachimari figure.
Offering kids and fans authentic Overwatch® details, this action toy features a display diorama with the Junkertown sign and a yellow chopper bike that can be played with separately.
From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft®, Overwatch® has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated videos, comics and exciting global eSports events.
LEGO® Overwatch® toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the internationally acclaimed team-based action game.
Junkyard building toy measures over 8” (21cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 4” (12cm) long.