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LEGO Hidden Side Newbury’s Juice Bar (40336) Reported Purchase Criteria

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LEGO Hidden Side Newbury's Juice Bar (40336)

A few days ago, I reported that the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury’s Juice Bar (40336) promotional set will be coming in September but didn’t know the criteria for getting it. I have just gotten word that it will be a gift-with-purchase set of $50 or more in general and not just limited to the Hidden Side sets.

This is actually good because a lot of you have already bought the Hidden Side sets and don’t have to buy something you already have. It would have been better if this promo was ran during the launch of the sets but I’m not a marketing person. The promotional period is reported to be from September 2-15 but we’ll confirm all this information when the September 2019 Store Calendar is available next week.

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LEGO Releases Statement on LEGO Ideas Archived Projects

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Earlier this week, I reported that two projects that reached the Second 2019 Review Stage have archived for unknown reasons. These two projects are Gravity Falls and Japanese Tea Garden. LEGO has released a statement on the LEGO Ambassador Network regarding this and they said,

Although questions haven’t directly come in via LAN, I can understand there are some questions about the recent archival of the two LEGO Ideas 10K Club submissions Japanese Tea Gardens and Gravity Falls Mystery Shack.

It’s incredibly rare that we make the decision to remove submissions that have achieved the 10,000 supporter milestone and to not allow them through to the review stage. Unfortunately, after a thorough evaluation we made the tough decision (because we can clearly see that both models are incredibly well built) that in these two cases we had to do this as the submissions did not comply with our Terms of Service. We couldn’t, in respect to the LEGO Ideas community, move the submissions into the review stage as well as award prizes, whether the main prize or the consolation prize, to the members in question.

Although we know that you’re all very interested in knowing the specific underlying reasons for why we decided to archive them, this is not information that I can share with you out of respect for the privacy of the members in question. Should the members in question choose to share the reason for the archival of their submissions, then they are welcome to do so.

Unfortunately, the statement didn’t give an exact reason for the removals but it did say that the submissions did not follow the Terms of Service. Further down the thread one of the Ambassadors stated that one of the fan designers was an employee of a LEGO Brand Store. Obviously this could be classified as a conflict of interest if a LEGO employee’s project got approved. The TOS page does state that employees and freelance contractors associated with LEGO, including family members, are not eligible contestants. I’m not sure if the one fan designer didn’t see that or not but the rules are clear about it. The fan designers stated on Reddit that they would give their side of the story when they hear back from LEGO.

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LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter (75218) Amazon Sale – August 2019

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Here’s a good deal on Amazon to start your day off with. The LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter (75218) is currently 31% off the regular price and it now sits at $54.99. This isn’t as good as the one from last month but still decent enough to warrant a look at if you want to build a fleet of X-Wings.

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LEGO Seasonal Toy Soldier Ornament (853907) Revealed

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LEGO Seasonal Toy Soldier Ornament (853907)

The holiday season is just around the corner and it looks like there’s an image of one of the new ornaments LEGO will be releasing this year. The first one that has been revealed is the Toy Soldier (853907) which has 43 pieces and will retail for $7.99. It will be available starting on October 1.

Adorn your Christmas tree with this delightful LEGO® Iconic 853907 Toy Soldier Ornament. Build the toy soldier and wrapped gifts, mount them on the round baseplate and place them inside the bauble. Then hang it with the decorative red ribbon to bring a touch of festive LEGO joy to your Christmas tree.

Features a buildable LEGO® Toy Soldier, 3 buildable wrapped gifts and a round baseplate, plus an opening transparent plastic bauble and a decorative red ribbon for hanging.

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LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed Pre-Registration Now Live

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LEGO Legacy Heroes Unboxed

Pre-registration for LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is now live and you can now sign up to get in-game welcome gifts when the game officially launches in the near future. In addition, there is a vote going on to choose your favorite minifigure out of the Hot Dog Man, Darwin, and Blacktron Dwayne and the most popular minifigure will be gifted if the last milestone is reached. As of this post, we are halfway to the 100k coins milestone. Check out the preview trailer below.

Paris, August 22, 2019 – Gameloft, one of the world’s leading publishers of mobile games, today announced that pre-registration is now available for LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. LEGO fans and battle-RPG lovers can now visit LEGOLEGACY.com to learn all about this new mobile game gathering 40 years of LEGO minifigure history and universes.

In LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, players will collect classic and modern LEGO minifigures and sets, form a party and engage in epic and fun team battles and adventures. The game will feature iconic, fan favorite universes from yesterday and today, recreated with incredible detail to please players of all ages. The new gameplay trailer unveiled today offers a sneak peek of what will come out of the box.

Fans that pre-register will be rewarded with in-game currency and gems when the game launches globally this Fall. In addition, pre-registered fans will be able to vote for their minifigure of choice between Hot Dog Guy, Blacktron Dwayne and Darwin. The Minifigure with the most votes will be gifted in-game at launch!

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LEGO Creator Harley Davidson Fat Boy (10269) Designer Video

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Although it is pretty late, LEGO has finally released the designer video for the LEGO Creator Harley Davidson Fat Boy (10269). Designers Mike Psiaki and Carl Merriam talk about some of the details for the Fat Boy including some of the meanings of the stickers that are in the set. Element designer Mani Zamani was also brought in the explain the new rims and tires. This is probably one of the more entertaining designer videos in a while. The Harley Davidson Fat Boy is now available for purchase on LEGO [email protected] for 99.99.

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LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252) Amazon Flickering Sale

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I’ve been told that the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252) has been on sale on Amazon for $74.99. This is a 25% discount which is unheard of for this set on the site. As of this writing, it is back up to $90.95 and fulfilled by Amazon but keep an eye on the page in case it drops back down again. Thanks to K Chang for the heads up.

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