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40563 Tribute to LEGO® House GWP saves you the trip to Billund [REVIEW]

Since the opening of the LEGO House in Billund in 2017, LEGO fans from around the world have wandered the building in awe, enjoying many large brick-built displays, and even getting to check out one of the injection molding machines that create the beloved brick. Now, with 40563 Tribute to LEGO® House gift with purchase, you can enjoy a taste of the fabled destination with 5 mini-models based on actual LEGO displays, the original wooden duck, and a model of a brick molding machine. This set contains 583 pieces and will be available for a limited time from 11/25 to 11/28 with a qualifying purchase of US $250 | CAN $320 | UK £250. And please consider using those affiliate links while you do your shopping. You can help support TBB this holiday season while you fill your cart.

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Unboxing the parts, instructions, and sticker sheets

40563 Tribute to LEGO® House comes in a tape-sealed box which features photographs of the five models on both the front and the back. The front of the box shows all five models in a single image on a white background, while the photos on the back of the box are arranged separately on a black background.

Inside the box there are 7 total bags numbered 1-5 with each model matching a number:
LEGO House
Tree of Creativity
Dinosaurs
Wooden Duck
Brick Molding Machine

The set also includes a 138-page instruction booklet. The booklet features a few pages that introduce each of the five models. There are no stickers, but each model includes a printed black tile with the model name similar to the LEGO Architecture theme.


The LEGO House build

Each model starts out with a base made from black plates and tiles of various dimensions. The exception is the wooden duck, which adds the plate and tile base at the end of the build. For the LEGO House model, the majority of the parts are small plates and tiles in a variety of colors connected with several offsets to allow the sections to overlap just like the real building.

Not surprisingly, this model goes together pretty quickly. One fun thing to note for folks interested in this set as a parts pack – there are several tiles of various shapes and colors (3 blues, three yellows, 3 greens, 2 reds, orange, and light gray. One interesting part usage was two tall brackets in white which support each end of the final stack of white 2×4 plates at the center of the house.

The Tree of Creativity build

The Tree of Creativity is a fairly standard tree construction at this small scale, with a few micro-models on some of the branches. The first one is in homage to the original 375 yellow castle.

Next is a pair of city buildings, a fire engine, and finally, a crane at the top of the under-construction tree.

The Dinosaurs build

The dinosaurs were my second favorite build after the clean and colorful LEGO House. These dinosaurs represent three oversized models that are each built using one of the core LEGO themes: Duplo, System, and Technic. This is clearly reflected in the parts used to build each dino. The red and yellow Duplo dino has larger parts and fewer shapes to represent the bulkier elements. The System dino includes smaller parts to give the sculpting more details, while the Technic dino uses molded parts like the skeleton arms, and actual Technic elements like half-bushings and friction half-pins with studs.

The three completed dinosaurs attach to white round bases representing the large white pedestals the full-size models are mounted on.

The Wooden Duck build

This model starts out with the base of the duck rather than the plate and tile base which comes later. The model is simple, but does a great job of capturing the details, including 4 wheels that actually turn, and a pull string.

The final base includes a few small rounded parts that keep the duck in place.

The Brick Molding Machine build

The final build in the set is a highly detailed brick molding machine. The bright lime green color and the “studs not on top” construction make the finished model very interesting, and a nice hint of the technology behind our favorite building brick.


Conclusions and recommendations

I thoroughly enjoyed building this set. The models are fun to build and well-suited for display on a shelf or desk. And with the holidays just around the corner, this collection of mini-models would make a great gift or addition to any collection. If you are planning to buy LEGO sets for holiday gifts, consider this limited-time offer when filling up your cart. 40563 Tribute to LEGO® House will be available for a limited time from 11/25 to 11/28 with a qualifying purchase of US $250 | CAN $320 | UK £250. Once again, please consider using our affiliate links to get your gift with purchase and help support TBB for all the news, reviews and amazing creations we feature year-round.

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LEGO Icons 40579 – Eiffel’s Apartment: A towering gift with purchase [Review]

The massive Icons 10307 Eiffel Tower will be arriving on November 25th – and LEGO has a gift with purchase promotion that is tied about as tightly to the French landmark as you can get. Gustave Eiffel’s private apartment, hidden on the third level of the tower, has been re-created in minifigure scale for Icons 40579 Eiffel’s Apartment. We’re still waiting on the official word, but our guess is it is linked to the purchase of the 10307 Eiffel Tower so getting this “booster box” of 228 pieces carries an indirect price of US $629.99 | CAN $799.99 | UK £554.99. Does this set make the overall tower more appealing? Come along as we take an early look!

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LEGO Ideas 40566: Ray the Castaway – A Marooned Gift with Purchase [Review]

It’s been over a year since the official LEGO Ideas vote revealed that Ray the Castaway by Daditwins would be a future gift with purchase. And now, at long last, we can get our hands on the final set (LEGO Ideas 40566: Ray the Castaway) from October 1st – 13th with qualifying purchases of US $120 | CAN TBD | UK £120 from LEGO stores or LEGO Shop Online. Clocking in at 239 pieces, is this GWP something everyone will need to pick up, or will it be “cast away” as inferior? Read on for my full review to find out.

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LEGO Harry Potter 40577: Hogwarts Grand Staircase [Review]

The LEGO Harry Potter modular style sets have been very popular since they were first introduced. Not only are they great for playing with but their modular nature lets you mix and match to create many unique combinations that fit very well on shallow display shelves. But with so many sets stacked on top of each other, Hogwarts students had a hard time moving between the floors. Well no longer. With the introduction of LEGO Harry Potter 40577: Hogwarts Grand Staircase gift with purchase, collectors, and fans will be able to give their Minifigs access to the second or even third floors in their scenes with a bit of creative stacking. Hogwarts Grand Staircase comes with 223 pieces and will be available from July 15th – July 31st with a qualifying purchase of $130 / €130 / £130 threshold, on Harry Potter.

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LEGO 90 Years of Play 40567: Forest Hideout – A Nostalgic Gift With Purchase [Review]

The hype for the new 90 Years of Play LEGO sets is rising! We’ve already seen a fun tribute set in Classic 11021 and there are a couple of amazing sets on the horizon. But while we wait for those to hit the market, we can whet our appetites on an updated version of 1988’s Forestmen’s Hideout. LEGO 90 Years of Play 40567 Forest Hideout is available now through 6/22 from the LEGO Shop Online with qualifying purchases of US $150 | CAN $150 | UK £150.  This 258 piece set reimagines the Castle System classic with updated parts and techniques. Come along and see if this set justifies the hefty price of admission, and see just how it looks next to it’s vintage inspiration!

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LEGO Ideas 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures – A Boxy Gift with Purchase [Review]

Last February, LEGO Ideas ran a contest to find an “Out of this world!” space build to be turned into a gift-with-purchase. Now, just over a year later, the winning concept from Ivan Guerrero arrives in stores starting May 16th. You can claim a copy of LEGO Ideas 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures with a qualifying purchase of US $160 | CAN $160 | UK £160. This 203 piece set features an imaginative spacecraft that really leans into the concept of “boxy”. But is this an idea worth pursuing? Come along as we take an early look!

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LEGO 40529 Children’s Amusement Park: GWP for Children’s Day 2022 [Review]

To celebrate World Children’s Day, LEGO is offering a freebie Gift with Purchase (GWP) set in the form of a series of amusement park games for your LEGO City citizens to enjoy. 40529 Children’s Amusement Park lets you test your strength, test your aim, or test how long you can ride the swing before regretting all that ice cream you ate. This 170-piece set will be free with a minimum purchase of US $90 | CAN $90 | UK £90 in North America from May 16th-May 30th.

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Got your tickets? Let’s go to the park!

LEGO Gift with Purchase 40530 Jane Goodall Tribute [Review]

The latest set in LEGO’s ongoing influential personalities, 40540 Jane Goodall Tribute, celebrates Dr. Jane Goodall, the famed scientist whose groundbreaking work has expanded our understanding of primates. Like previous influential personalities sets such as 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute and 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute, it features a small vignette on a display stand and is available only as a gift with purchase. This time around you’ll need to spend US $120 | CAN $TBD | UK £120 with LEGO between March 3 and March 15 in order to qualify. The set contains 275 pieces.

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LEGO Gift with Purchase 40532 Vintage Taxi – Let our friendly driver take you for a ride! [Review]

LEGO recently celebrated 15 years of their City Modular Building Collection with the stunning 10297 Boutique Hotel. Now they’ve unveiled a new set that seems to slot right into that downtown area.  LEGO 40532 Vintage Taxi will be available as a Gift With Purchase from LEGO Shop Online. While LEGO has yet to officially confirm the promotion details, it’s rumored to be available starting January 28th with qualifying purchases of US $200 | CAN $200 | UK £200. This 163-piece set comes with a driver, taxi stand, and a very sweet-looking ride. But is it worth the price of admission? Come along and see for yourself!

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LEGO Gift with Purchase 40528 LEGO Brand Retail Store – Take the whole store as a trophy [Review]

For ten years, LEGO has celebrated grand opening events with delightful models of LEGO brand stores for lucky customers with qualifying purchases. While the last few versions have been minifigure scale, the original from 2012 was a stylish microscale model. This year’s update seems to be celebrating the anniversary of this concept by revisiting the design of the original. Qualifying customers at new store celebrations will receive the 40528 LEGO Brand Retail Store as a gift with purchases over US $125 | UK £125. No word on the limit for our Canadian friends yet but this should be available for new store openings in select locations worldwide after January 1st, 2022. Still, this 402-piece modern design features a larger floor plan than its predecessor and plenty of sets to catch your eye within a tiny package. Let’s take a tour around the building, shall we?

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LEGO 5007016 VIP 1950’s Retro Tin – A nice little perk with purchase [Review]

The mad rush of sales and events leading up to the holiday season is in full swing, and LEGO is leaning hard into “how many ways can we get collectors to shell out big bucks multiple times over a span of several days?”  The first push, the VIP weekend, is drawing to a close, but there’s still a few hours (probably) for VIP members to pick up an interesting gift with purchase. LEGO 5007016 VIP 1950’s Retro Tin is available through November 25th from the LEGO Shop Online as a VIP Gift with qualifying purchases of US $250 | CAN $330 | UK £250.  The details about the tin are pretty sparse at LEGO.com, but their US shipping was quick, and we now have one on hand to share with you. Come along and learn the details of this decorative object!

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LEGO Holiday Black Friday 2021 Gift with Purchase 40484 Santa’s Front Yard [Review]

For a number of years, LEGO has been slowly building out its Winter Village Collection with numerous sets featuring Santa and his elves, starting back in 2014 with 10245 Santa’s Worshop, and following up in 2020 with 10275 Elf Clubhouse. This year’s free Gift with Purchase holiday set adds one more elf set to the mix, along with an adorable brick-built reindeer in 40484 Santa’s Front Yard. The 317-piece set will be available this weekend, Nov. 20 and 21, for LEGO VIP members, and then will be available for anyone Nov. 26-29 with purchases of US $170 | CAN $TBD | UK £170 or more from LEGO.

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