This year’s BrickCon, the longest-continuously running LEGO exhibition in the world, is happening next weekend in Bellevue, WA — a month earlier than previous years and across the water from Seattle in Bellevue. The Brothers Brick is a proud sponsor of BrickCon every year, and we’re pleased to continue that sponsorship in BrickCon’s new, larger and more accessible location. To celebrate the big move across Lake Washington, we’re giving away four pairs of tickets for free entry to the public exhibition hours on Saturday and Sunday.
The public exhibition happens at Meydenbauer Center from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. To win, just tell us in a comment on this article why you’re looking forward to BrickCon 2023. Make sure to use a valid email address when commenting (we won’t use or share this email any other way), and we’ll draw winners on Wednesday and contact each winner to provide electronic tickets.
Fine print: The Brothers Brick is an annual sponsor of BrickCon, and tickets were provided by BrickCon as part of our sponsorship. These tickets are for the public exhibition, not the private convention. Travel and accommodation are not provided. Winners must respond within 24 hours to confirm eligibility, or tickets will be released to other entrants.
Black Friday LEGO deals and exclusives are starting a week early. The LEGO Store is offering their first exclusive holiday gift with purchase (literally a gift box!), double VIP points, and the lingering Harry Potter Diagon Ally set with orders more than $99 USD, available Nov. 17-18 only, while supplies last.
Barnes and Noble is also hosting a Harry Potter fan event and offering the elusive minifigure four-pack as a gift with purchase for all LEGO orders $75 and above only on Saturday, Nov. 17.
To celebrate the release of the new Fantastic Beasts movie this month, LEGO is releasing 40289 Diagon Alley as a giveaway on LEGO Shop purchases over $99. LEGO sent us an early copy of the set to review. The microscale set is built to the same scale as 71043 Hogwarts Castle, and includes 374 pieces along with a minifigure of wand shop owner Mr. Ollivander.
This months’ promotional set from the LEGO Shop is 40291 Creative Personalities, featuring the 19th-century Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. The set takes the form of a storybook and includes 307 pieces with two minifigs and is available for free with all purchases over $99 from June 4th through the 20th (or until supplies run out).
LEGO sent us a copy of the set ahead of its release, so let’s take a closer look.
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.
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.