I’m a few weeks late but here is my short review of the July 2015 LEGO Monthly Mini Build, the Whale (40132). This month’s event was the first one after the new registration changes were implemented in June. You can no longer do walkups to have your child(ren) build but instead you register and get on the list to build at a specific time. If you miss your time, then your spot may be given away at the store’s discretion and there are no rainchecks. I heard from attendees that the signups were pretty crazy and times spots filled up very quickly, pretty similar to SDCC signups but on a smaller level.
The whale itself is the smallest for 2015 so far coming in at only 31 pieces. The build is pretty straightforward with no special techniques and extremely easy to create even for younger children. Although the set is only named a whale, the shape of it is similar to a humpback. On top of the whale, there is a simulation of watching coming out of their blowhole. The tail is able to move up and down on the hinge.
Again to attend these LEGO Monthly Mini Builds, you have to register online. At the time of this review, registration for August’s build, the Squirrel (40133), is probably filled up but you can try and sign up. I can’t guarantee that there will still be any spots open because these events are that are that popular. I believe registration for September’s build will be … Continue
If you haven’t heard the news yet, the LEGO Monthly Mini Builds will have some changes starting in July. Registration opens on June 1 at 9am EST and will be open until July 6th at 11:59pm EST.
You will now have to reserve your spot before you head out to the store. If you don’t register, you won’t be able to get one and there are no rainchecks. There are about 120 Mini Builds per store, per night and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Another change is that you can not just pick up the set and leave. Kids are now required to participate in the event so plan on staying a while if you sign up.
Introducing the NEW Online Registration Program for the LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build!”
Starting in July, you will be able to reserve your Mini Model Before you visit the LEGO Store!
What does this mean?
No more waiting in line!
Reserve your mini model build before your arrival!
Improved LEGO building experience!
Plan your mini model build according to YOUR schedule!
To register visit http://shop.lego.com/en-US/minibuild-registration July registration open 9am EST, June 1st – 11:59pm EST, July 6th.
In order to participate, guests must be between the ages of 6-14. All guests will be expected to complete the build in the store. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Stores will no longer accept walk ups on the night of the
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