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.
The LEGO Shop online has launched this year’s Black Friday sales and deals, supported by the release of 70922 Joker Manor. Joker Manor retails for $269.99 and includes 3,444 pieces with 10 minifigs. And if you missed it, you can read our hands-on review of Joker Manor here on The Brothers Brick.
The LEGO Shop online started its latest Double VIP Points event earlier today, with a number of other promos running alongside. In addition to 2x VIP points, which works out to approximately 10% off the current purchase usable toward a future purchase, LEGO is giving away a number of gifts with purchase. The main promo set is 40178, which includes a brick-built LEGO VIP card and a vignette-style section of a LEGO Store.
You can also get a free Paleolithic pair of people (the Collectible Minifigure cave man and cave woman in a special cave box), free Lloyd minifig from The LEGO Ninjago Movie (with any purchase over $50), and a free LEGO Friends Tic-Tac-Toe set (with the purchase of any Friends purchase of $20 or more).
The largest-ever LEGO Minecraft set 21137 The Mountain Cave is now available from the LEGO Store for VIP members (free to join). Coming in at an impressive 2,863 pieces and a retail price of $249.99, this minifigure-scale Minecraft set is the second-largest new LEGO set this year, coming behind the 4,002-piece modular 10255 Assembly Square.
As the name implies, the set features a sizable stone mountain (12in, or 31cm, high at the peak) that’s riddled with caves. The mountain’s footprint is 20x11in (53x29cm), and has minecart tracks, a small home, and a light brick that can be positioned to illuminate a jack o’ lantern, lava, or several other features. The set comes with several new printed elements, along with two minifigures (Steve and Alex), plus a cave spider, wolf, baby wolf, slime, 2 small slimes, 2 bats, zombie, enderman, skeleton, sheep and a charged Creeper.
LEGO is also offering a free exclusive canvas tote bag with purchases of $199 or more from now until the end of the month, while supplies last. Enter the code JUNE at checkout to apply the offer.
Take a peek behind the scenes to see how the huge 21137 The Mountain Cave was brought to life:
The LEGO Shop is holding its annual May the 4th “Star Wars Day” sales event, starting at midnight EDT Thursday, May the 4th (9 PM PDT Wednesday, May the 3rd) through Sunday, May 7th. Several LEGO Star Wars sets are on sale, with a free R2-D2 mini-set (on orders over $50), and double VIP points to maximize your savings. The R2-D2 figure is larger than the standard minifig, with a number of unique printed elements.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me! For those of you who have yearned for new swashbuckling LEGO sets, today is your day. LEGO VIP-card holders both in LEGO stores and on the LEGO Shop Online can now purchase the 71042 Silent Mary as well as the Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar BrickHeadz. The sets are based on the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
You’ll need to be signed in as a VIP member on the LEGO Shop Online for the sets to show as available to purchase. LEGO’s VIP membership is free, and gives early access to sets like this as well as netting you points on all purchases, redeemable for discounts.
A new LEGO Movie set 70810 MetalBeard’s Seacow has been officially unveiled at ToyFair in New York City. Looks like there’s a different version of MetalBeard in this set from the previous set, which works for me. I must say, I’m pretty excited about this set (though not as much as I am about Benny’s Classic Spaceship, of course).
[EDIT] This set is now available to LEGO VIP members (a free rewards program) at LEGO Shop at Home.
Here’s the press release and photos:
70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow
Ages 14+ 2,741 Pieces
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 2,199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Help our heroes escape the Micro Managers on MetalBeard’s Sea Cow!
Shiver me timbers, the Micro Managers are approaching our heroes and MetalBeard aboard his wacky Sea Cow ship. Climb the mast to keep a look-out. Fire the powerful shooting cannons from the side of the ship to repel the Micro Managers. And watch out – one has flick missiles and the other can shoot a net! Raise the anchors, spin the rear propellers and steer the ship to safety with the mini version of MetalBeard at the wheel. Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty.
Battle 2 Micro Managers with The LEGO® Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow with mini version of MetalBeard, 4 minifigures and cow with wings!
• Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty
• MetalBeard’s Sea Cow features chimney, 2 anchors, 4 back propellers, 2 huge side turbines, lanterns, 2 gold keys, 2 bottles, bottle with printed ship, box with 4 black coals, hammer, wrench, shovel, gold crowbar and a barrel with 2 rammers. Plus cannon and ammunition deck with 6 cannons and 2 boxes with cannon ammunition (12 pieces), and boiler room with 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords. Also features captain’s room with treasure chest containing 6 gold coins, 2 red jewels and 2 green jewels, 2 blueprints, 2 maps, globe, sextant, ink vial and quill, and a portrait of MetalBeard
• Also includes a cow with wings!
• The large Micro Manager features fold-up wings with hidden flick missiles, 2 claws and fold-down satellite dish
• The small Micro Manager features a net shooter
• Weapons include 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords
• Steer the ship with the mini MetalBeard with sword and treasure chest
• Fire the cannons on both sides of the ship to fend off attackers
• Take off the funnel to access the cannon and ammunition deck
• Open the top to access the captain’s cabin and check out the maps, treasure chest, MetalBeard portrait and more!
• Open the doors to the boiler room to access the weapons
• Turn the exhaust to raise and lower the anchors
• Rotate the giant side turbines
• Place a minifigure on the fore mast to operate the mounted guns
• Keep a look-out from the crow’s nest
• Get the fire going below the huge funnel
• Make the rear propellers spin and speed away
• Watch The LEGO® Movie to see all your favorite characters in action
• MetalBeard’s Sea Cow measures over 22” (58cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide
• The Micro Manager (large) measures over 3” (9cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide
• The Micro Manager (small) measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
• Mini MetalBeard measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (13cm) deep, and 5” (13cm) wide
• Double-decker couch measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (10cm) wide and less than 1” (2cm) long
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
March 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone
Here’s the full set of photos:
If you haven’t blown your LEGO budget so far in November, there’s plenty of shopping ahead! Both the LEGO Shop online and Amazon.com have plenty of deals to whet your brick appetite.
I’m a bit short on time this morning, so for now I’m just going to put up the banners for you to click through — remember that every purchase from the LEGO Shop and Amazon.com (and not just LEGO!) helps support The Brothers Brick when you click through from Brothers-Brick.com.
Deals for US readers
As usual, Amazon has too many deals to list specifically. Happy hunting!
The LEGO Shop has the following deals:
FREE Limited Edition Holiday Set with purchase of $99 or more.
Valid Nov 29th – Dec 2nd or while supplies last
- FREE $10 Gift Card with purchase of $149 or more (Online Only).
Valid Nov 29th – Dec 2nd or while supplies last.
- FREE Shipping on all orders (no minimum).
Valid Nov 29th – Dec 2nd
- Receive a Free THE LEGO® MOVIE™ poster sticker to customize your Palace Cinema.
Valid: through Dec 31st or while supplies last.
- FREE Exclusive Clone Trooper™ Lieutenant with LEGO® Star Wars™ purchases of $50 or more!
Valid: through Dec 31st or while supplies last.
Deals for Canadian readers
See the US list above for LEGO Shop Canada sales & deals.
Deals for UK readers
In addition to discounted items, the LEGO Shop in the UK is offering free delivery, an exclusive LEGO set, and 10% off your entire purchase.
Russell Crowe was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon promoting Man of Steel a couple nights ago, and Jimmy brought out some of the recent Jor-El toys depicting Russell Crowe in the movie role. Russell Crowe said that his son’s favorite toy in the whole world is the LEGO minifig, and he’s very happy to have a minifig version of his dad now.
Of course, the Jor-El minifig doesn’t actually come in any sets, but you can get it for free. The LEGO Shop’s June promotion is a free Jor-El minifig for orders over $75 or £50. LEGO is also introducing free shipping “every day” on all orders over $75/£50.
But first, all of the summer 2013 LEGO Lord of the Rings sets are out on both the LEGO Shop website and Amazon.com (links below go to Amazon, where buying anything goes to support TBB; scroll to the bottom of the post if you want to get them from the LEGO Shop, with the Jor-El minifig).
79006 The Council of Elrond includes Elrond, Arwen, Frodo, and Gimli, with 243 pieces for $30.
79007 Battle at the Black Gate includes Aragorn, Gandalf the White (previously only available as Gandalf the Grey), the Mouth of Sauron, two orcs, an eagle, and 656 pieces for $60.
The big set from this batch of new LEGO Lord of the Rings sets is LEGO LOTR 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush with Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, the King of the Dead, two Dead Men of Dunharrow, a Corsair pirate, and two orcs. For $100, you get 756 pieces.
Finally, LEGO LOTR 79005 The Wizard Battle includes Gandalf the Grey and Saruman for $13 — a nice little set for two such major characters.
UPDATE: Presumably to make room for all the new Lord of the Rings sets (in their enormous warehouses, ha!), Amazon.com has discounted a number of sets from The Hobbit as well:
- 20% off 79003 An Unexpected Gathering (My review: Best. LEGO set. OF ALL TIIIMMMEEE!!!)
- 24% off 79010 The Goblin King Battle (Josh’s review)
- 22% off 9473 The Mines of Moria
- 13% off 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep
(Watch to make sure you’re not getting ripped off when the prices change, or when the sales start going to third party sellers on the same page, for a much higher price.)
With apologies for the visual repetition and a reminder that clicking through from TBB goes to support the site, here are the Jor-El links:
It’s that time of year again. In celebration of LEGO Star Wars, the LEGO Shop online is putting most Star Wars sets on sale for 10-20% off. In addition, they’re running a few other promotions for the weekend:
- Free shipping on orders over $50 / £25.
- Free Hoth Han Solo minifig on Star Wars orders over $75 / £50.
- Free Star Wars Yoda poster with all orders.
These deals and promotions are available Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th for the UK, and Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th for the US and Canada.
The biggest deal, though, is that 10227 B-Wing Starfighter is 50% off, or $100 instead of $200.
The new UCS set 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter is also out now:
The movie won’t hit theaters for nearly three months, but the new line of six new LEGO sets from The Lone Ranger is out now from both Amazon.com and the LEGO Shop online.
First, be sure to check out our reviews so far of the new sets (more to come):
Links to Amazon.com, with free shipping on orders over $25 and no sales tax in most states:
- 79106 Cavalry Builder Set
- 79107 Comanche Camp
- 79108 Stagecoach Escape
- 79109 Colby City Showdown
- 79110 Silver Mine Shootout
- 79111 Constitution Train Chase
And here are the links for the LEGO Shop, which currently has free shipping on orders over $75:
- US: The Lone Ranger sets on the LEGO Shop
- Canada: The Lone Ranger sets on the LEGO Shop
- UK: LEGO Shop online (I can’t link to the theme page, for some reason, but the sets are all there if you search)
Finally, a brief reminder that when you click through from The Brothers Brick, a portion of every sale on Amazon.com (not just LEGO, by the way) and the LEGO Shop online goes to support the site, including our sponsorship of events like the SEALUG LEGO display at Emerald City Comicon last month and BrickCon each year. Whether you click through from us or from another favorite LEGO site, you’re helping the LEGO fan community (at no additional cost to you).
The movie doesn’t come out for nearly two months, but the Iron Man 3 LEGO sets are out now from both the LEGO Shop online and Amazon.com (though they’re coming and going from the latter).
Note: You might temporarily need to turn off any ad-blocker plugins you’re running in your browser to see the links.
LEGO Shop links:
- 76006 Iron Man: Extremis Sea Port Battle
- 76007 Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack
- 76008 Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown
Amazon.com links (make sure you don’t get gouged by third-party vendors; check MSRP before buying if it’s not available directly from Amazon):
- 76006 Extremis Sea Port Battle
- 76007 Malibu Mansion Attack
- 76008 Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown
And since they were out at brick-and-morter stores even earlier, check out Chris’s reviews of all three sets right here on The Brothers Brick: