May the Fourth or “Star Wars Day” is right around the corner, and LEGO has sent us an early copy of the free promotional set, 40288 BB-8. The set will be available May 4th through 6th (or until supplies run out) with LEGO Star Wars purchases over $75. We’ll bring you more details on the May the Fourth sales and deals later this week, so check back soon for more updates.
This buildable character joins the large-scale 75187 BB-8 released in 2017, and is about the same size as last year’s buildable R2-D2, so let’s dig in and see how this new droid compares.
Read our full review of the buildable BB-8 promo set
The promotional freebie from the LEGO Store for April 2018 is a Minifigure Factory (set number 5005358). The giveaway includes a LEGO factory worker, along with five micro-figures depicting classic LEGO themes. Orders over $75 are eligible, and the promotion runs from April 1st through April 20th (when the next wave of LEGO Star Wars sets from Solo hit stores), or until supplies run out.
The micro-figures include the original police officer from 1978, a LEGO Pirates fig with a striped shirt, a blue Classic Space fig, a Ninjago character called Pixel Rebooted, and a doctor from LEGO City.
The LEGO Shop online has launched their third major gift with purchase in February, offering this cute, brick-built Shiba-inu in honor of the Lunar New Year. 40235 Year of the Dog is free with orders of $88 or more, a nod that the number 8 is considered to be the luckiest in China and other parts of Asia.
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