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You might remember that at the beginning of the month we discussed a new LEGO collection coming in 2018 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick (see: New LEGO Sets for 2017 & Coming 2018 Sets). The new theme is titled LEGO Building Bigger Thinking, and it includes sets that are similar to the LEGO Classic brick boxes with basic LEGO elements. Each of the sets also includes a printed 2×4 tile to commemorate the 60th anniversary. So far, there are five sets in the series, and they are expected to be available sometime early next year. 🙂

In addition to the LEGO Building Bigger Thinking collection, there is also a very special commemorative set that will be available with purchases of $125 or more at LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop between January 28th and February 14th.

The #40290 LEGO Promotional 60 Years of LEGO Brick set is packaged in an old-style LEGO box with the classic color stripes to represent the basic LEGO colors. The set includes 421 pieces to build mini versions of four iconic sets; the #375 LEGO Classic Castle Yellow Castle from 1978, the #497 LEGO Classic Space Galaxy Explorer from 1979, the #6285 LEGO Pirates Black Seas Barracuda from 1989, and the #6399 LEGO Town Airport Shuttle monorail from 1990, and. All of these sets are much-talked about fan-favorites to this day.

It looks like the mini models of the sets are quite nice, with a little stand for each. I think older LEGO fans who had a chance to play with these sets as children, will be very happy with this collection. I just wish the set would also include a classic minifigure for each of the mini models, but that might be too much to ask from a free set.

I expect that there will be other LEGO sets and events throughout next year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick, either as special offers or full size sets. In either case, they should be pretty exciting (or at least I hope so), and I’m looking forward to see what LEGO comes up with to celebrate 60 years of awesomeness.

Also, as we mentioned previously, many of the first wave of 2018 sets are now available, including sets from LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Juniors, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and LEGO Nexo Knights. To see all the new sets, follow the links to the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like LEGO’s 60th anniversary sets that have been revealed so far? What else would you like to see during this special year? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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As we discussed at the beginning of the month (see: December 2017 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), this weekend (December 8-10), LEGO is offering Double VIP Points to LEGO VIP members. This is the last advertised Double VIP Points period of the year, so make sure you don’t miss out. In addition, the second promotional item of the month, the #40220 LEGO Creator Mini London Bus, is now available with purchases of $75 of more (this offer is valid December 8-17). So don’t miss out! 🙂

If you have been eyeing some of the newly released sets, like the #70922 LEGO Batman Movie The Joker’s Manor and #10256 LEGO Creator Taj Mahal, this is a great time to get them. They should still reliably arrive before Christmas with regular shipping, and you will earn twice as many points on your purchase at LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

Also, many of the first wave of 2018 sets are now available, including sets from LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Juniors, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and LEGO Nexo Knights. To see all the new sets, follow the links to the Online LEGO Shop.

In addition to Double VIP Points you will also get the #40220 LEGO Creator Mini London Bus with purchases of $75 or more. This great little set goes well with the #10258 LEGO Creator London Bus. As I mentioned above, this offer is valid December 8-17 on all purchases at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

And you don’t have to focus on the new sets, there are plenty of amazing offers in the 2017 collections as well. This includes the new LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets, the beautiful #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store, the LEGO Juniors sets for younger builders, the LEGO Disney sets, the lovely LEGO Friends Snow Resort sets, the LEGO Minecraft sets, the last wave of the LEGO Nexo Knights sets, LEGO Super Heroes sets (both for DC and Marvel fans), the LEGO Super Hero Girls sets, The LEGO Ninjago Movie collection, all the new LEGO Technic sets, the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox, the LEGO Creator London Bus, and more. And before you check out, I also recommend taking a look at the sales and deals section of the Online LEGO Shop to see what’s on clearance.

What do you think? Are you going to take advantage of the last Double VIP Points period of the year? What are you planning to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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LEGO Star Wars Sandspeeder review

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While we have already discussed the 2018 LEGO sets that were released early (see: December 2017 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), there was one 2018 LEGO Star Wars set that sort of sneaked in all by itself, and we haven’t yet talked about; the #75204 LEGO Star Wars Sandspeeder. The set is an exclusive […]

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LEGO Santa’s Sleigh with galloping reindeer

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Last year, LEGO fan Jason Alleman (a.k.a. JK Brickworks) designed a motorized base that expanded the #10245 LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop set to animate Santa’s sleigh and the four reindeer pulling it (see: LEGO Winter Village Additions & Modifications). At that time, Jason only provided instructions for the core mechanics, as he figured others would […]

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LEGO Ideas Tron: Legacy set coming & more!

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I haven’t had room to post this yet due to all the holiday shopping news, specials, and new releases, but the next LEGO Ideas set was announced a few days ago at the LEGO Ideas blog. Below are the submissions that were up for review during this period, as well as details about the chosen […]

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LEGO Digital Designer new gallery & more!

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It was recently announced at the LEGO Ambassador Network that there are some changes happening to the very popular free LEGO Digital Designer software. Below are the details. It is nice to see that LEGO is still maintaining LDD, and hopefully they will continue to do so in the future. 🙂 The LEGO Digital Designer development […]

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Build LEGO Christmas holiday ornaments!

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It has become a Christmas tradition that Canadian LEGO builder, artist, and photographer Chris McVeigh releases a series of charming LEGO Christmas ornaments for the holidays. You can either download the instructions to make your own ornaments, or purchase the ornaments as building kits from Chris’ website. Chris also published a beautiful book, which includes […]

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LEGO The Joker Manor – yay or nay?

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One of the most interesting sets that were released for this holiday season is the #70922 LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor. It is big, colorful, and looks very fun. I don’t know when any of our contributors will have a chance to get the set, so we can publish a hands-on review, but in […]

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