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LEGO April Fool’s Day 2020 Roundup

As you may have known, yesterday was April Fool’s Day and we continued the tradition of putting out light-hearted jokes on the LEGO community with the LEGO Star Wars Statues. Some of you may have picked it up early when you saw there was an Admiral Ackbar statue for some reason.

Other LEGO fan media sites also joined in the fun but it was a bit more subdue this year because of what’s happening around the world. Below are some of the other LEGO April Fool’s jokes for this year.


Beyond the Brick

Undercover Brick Boss


BricksFanz

FOX Commissions The Masked Builder


The Brothers Brick

LEGO SPOTS for boys revealed as new extension of LEGO DOTS


Tommy Andreasen

LEGO Ninjago Mentos Collaboration

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LEGO Star Wars Statues Officially Announced

LEGO has officially announced a new high-end Star Wars subtheme called LEGO Star Wars Statues. There are three sets costing pretty much a down payment featuring Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Admiral Ackbar. These statues will be over 6 feet tall and have thousands of pieces so it’ll take you a while to build. Check out the press release below.

BILLUND, DENMARK (April 1, 2020) – Last year, the LEGO Star Wars theme celebrated their 20th Anniversary and we want to continue with the celebration this May the 4th with limited edition LEGO Star Wars Statues. For many years, we’ve catered to your everyday fan but this year, we also want to accommodate the high-end collectors as well!

During the May the 4th Celebration, we will be releasing LEGO Star Wars Statues featuring some of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars Universe including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Admiral Ackbar, each standing over 6 feet tall.

Darth Vader will have 44,051 pieces, while Luke Skywalker will have 25,984 pieces and Admiral Ackbar will have 35,119 pieces. Each of these LEGO Star Wars Statues will cost $4999.99 and will be limited to 25 sets per character.

This is a very exciting announcement as we are eager to share the first product images in the next few weeks so stay tuned.

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based

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LEGO April Fool’s Day 2019 Roundup

April Fool’s Day came and went and as usual, there were many pranks that were done in the LEGO community including some from our fellow fan site colleagues. If you didn’t see it, we reported on the LEGO VIP Personalized Shopper Program which was a convoluted way to shop automatically using the wishlist feature. Below is a compilation of some of the things came online yesterday as part of our tradition. If you saw something that I didn’t post, let us know in the comments.


BrickNerd

Impossibly large Creation


Brickset

Brickset under new management


BricksFanz

LEGO Fabuland Return For 40th Anniversary

Collectible LEGO Brick Separator Series Revealed


LEGO

Find My Brick


The Brothers Brick/Beyond the Brick

The Brothers Brick acquires Beyond the Brick YouTube channel


The Rambling Brick

Steamboat Willie Resilience Build; Nostalgia+ Program announced


Zusammengebaut

LEGO and CBS enter into cooperation: Star Trek Discovery Sets in 2020

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LEGO Announces VIP Personalized Shopper Program

LEGO VIP New 2019 Changes

With the announcement of some new changes coming to the LEGO VIP program starting in a few months, LEGO has also expanded on the VIP experience a bit more with the LEGO VIP Personalized Shopper Program. Essentially, this program allows shoppers to add items to their wishlist and LEGO will automatically purchase the set and ship it to you at a specified time of your choosing. This program is similar to some what some other companies do sort of like a subscription system.

At the start of the program, which should be starting this summer, there will be three plans to choose from, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each plan will be in a certain price range in which the sets chosen from your wishlist will be added to your cart and shipped out. You can check out the price ranges below.

In order for the LEGO VIP Personalized Shopper Program to work on your particular account, you’ll have to set up an automatic payment system. It will be set up to have a default credit card, PayPal, Google Pay, or Apple Pay and payment will be deducted from that method. Also, a default shipping address is required.

Check out the press release that LEGO sent over.

More exciting changes are coming

We’ve recently introduced some upcoming changes to the LEGO VIP program to enhance your shopping experience and we are happy to announce another benefit for VIP members.

Thanks to feedback we’ve had from our awesome VIP customers, we’ve been working on some great ideas that

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LEGO April Fool’s Day 2018 Roundup

April Fool’s Day went by will slightly less fanfare than previous years but there were still some good ones put out by the LEGO community throughout the day. We gave fans a little jolt with the “announcement” of a LEGO/Funko partnership but check out some of the ones from other sites below.


LEGO

LEGO revealed the LEGO VacuSort which is a brick sorting vacuum which we all would love to have in real life.

LEGO VacuSort


BrickNerd

Major Solo Spoiler Revealed


BricksFanz

Fill Up On Creativity With Edible LEGO Bricks

LEGO Announces New Set Reveal Policy


Bricks to Life

LEGO Watchmen Video Game Teaser


Jay’s Brick Blog

LEGO Officially Announces Brickcoin

EON Productions Announces LEGO James Bond


LEGO Education launches BrickHeadz series with 41630 Trump & Putin


LEGO Extends Star Wars UCS Series to Other Topics


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LEGO April Fool’s Day 2017 Roundup

April Fool’s Day is pretty much over and the LEGO community again this year came together to spread hoaxes and playing jokes on their readers. There’s a little recap of some of the things that happened today around the LEGO community. You can see from the list below, there’s similar topics from various sites. If there’s something that I missed, let me know and I’ll try to add it to the list.

For my annual joke, I reported that I would start reviewing LEPIN sets but that will never happen. Many of you guys caught on which isn’t that surprising.


Adeel Zubair

A reader named Adeel made The Simpsons The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop (71062) and made it seem that LEGO tweeted it out.


BrickFinder

They reported that Beijing would be opening up the first LEPIN certified store.


BrickLoot

The announced the MEGA Brick Loot box which contains a build that had over 20,000 pieces.


BrickNerd

BrickNerd also put out a “new” LEGO Star Wars set with The Destruction of Jedhi (040117) that only consisted of tan bricks and would only be available during the May the 4th promotion.


Brickset

They had two posts for April Fool’s with the first one being a new LEGO Game of Thrones theme complete with set descriptions.

Their other post was “confirming” a new UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) with an image of [email protected] with an image and pricing of the set.


BricksFans

They did a post of Google & LEGO joining together for a Google Build Assistant.… Continue

LEGO April Fool’s Day 2016 Roundup

Another year, another April Fools Day has passed. As a tradition, there were plenty of LEGO fan sites that put out some false articles in hoping to catch readers off guard.

We announced LEGO Ideas Revisited which gives rejected LEGO Ideas projects a second chance in passing the review stage.


BrickLink

The popular service introduced the 1×5 Finder.


Brickset

They did a review of the 7538491478894966 Assault on Echo Rebel Wampa Snowspeeder Base on Hoth which makes fun of the upcoming UCS Assault on Hoth (75098).

They also announced the expansion of the LEGO Cinematic Universe consisting of Deadpool, Galidor, and DUPLO movies.


Brick Fanatics

An Australian and New Zealand breakfast cereal called Weet-Bix announced Weet-Brix which is a new cereal based on LEGO bricks.


Bricksfans

They announced Little Bricks Magazine which focuses on DUPLO.


Brickpedia

They uncovered LEGO’s secret communist society.


BrickNerd

They revealed the AutoSort 2600 which is an auto sorting machine costing around $9,000 and will be released in 2017.


Eurobricks

They changed the primary language on the site to Korean.


LEGO

LEGO themselves announced that LEGO minifigures have been granted legal population status.


Minifigures.com

They announced their latest minifigure, Mr. Invisible.


Mixels Wiki

They announced Background Mixels which takes a look at some of the not so prominent characters.


Reddit

Mattel takes over LEGO which has been used before on other sites in previous years.


The Brothers Brick

They announced the Ghost White X-Wing as part of this year’s May the 4th promo with purchases of $199 … Continue

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