LEGO City is on fire! At least that’s what the July LEGO Store Calendar depicts. And there are also some fiery LEGO City Volcano sets that where released last month, with a second wave coming in August. But let’s take a look at what special promotions and new sets are available during the month of July. LEGO is great for play when it’s too hot outside! 🙂

LEGO Store Calendar July 2016

FREE LEGO CASTLE CLASSIC KNIGHT SET: You might remember that back in 2014 LEGO offered the #5002812 LEGO Space Classic Spaceman minifigure with a little robot sidekick. The set came in a very nice slide-out collectors’ box, with the old LEGO logo on the side and a booklet showing the progression of LEGO Space minifigures. In 2015 the collection continued with the #5003082 LEGO Pirates Classic Adventure set in the same type of packaging. And this time we are getting the #5004419 LEGO Castle Classic Knight, with a classic style LEGO Castle shield and a small catapult. LEGO VIP members can get the free exclusive LEGO Castle Classic Knight set with purchases of $50 or more until July 10th only. Don’t miss out on this very unique collectors’ item!

LEGO Store Calendar July 2016 Classic Knight

FREE LEGO CITY VOLCANO JACKHAMMER: The first wave of LEGO City Volcano sets were released last month (see: 2016 LEGO City Volcano Sets Review), and the second wave will be available in August. To match the new LEGO City Volcano sub-theme, you can get the free #30350 LEGO City Volcano Jackhammer with any LEGO City purchase of $35 or more. This offer is valid from July 15th to the 31st. You can check out the LEGO City Volcano sets – as well as other new LEGO City sets – under the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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LEGO CITY POLICE DOUBLE VIP POINTS: LEGO VIP members can earn Double VIP Points on the #60129 LEGO City Police Patrol Boat and the #60131 LEGO City Crooks Island during the entire month of July. You can find both sets under the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO Store Calendar July 2016 Offer

LEGO CREATOR VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE: The #10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle will be available early for LEGO VIP members on July 14th (general release will be on the 1st of August). You can see pictures and details, as well as the designer-video here: LEGO Volkswagen Beetle Coming! If you are a LEGO VIP member, you can find the set under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

#10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle Box

LEGO CREATOR BIG BEN: The highly praised #10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben is now available for all LEGO fans not just LEGO VIP members. This is a perfect match for the previously released #10214 LEGO Creator Tower Bridge, and of course it could also be displayed on its own. You can learn more about this beautiful set here: LEGO Creator Big Ben Pictures & Details. It is listed under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

#10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben Box

LEGO GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1 & ECTO-2: Just on time for the new Ghostbusters film scheduled for release on July 15, the #75828 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & Ecto-2 is now available. People are quite skeptical about the film, but the LEGO set is definitely worth getting, as it comes with a very sweet looking vehicle and greatly detailed minifigures. You can find it under the LEGO Ghostbusters section of the Online LEGO Shop.

#75828 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto 1 & Ecto 2

While this is all as far as new LEGO sets, remember that last month a very large number of new sets were released, including exclusives like the #42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and the #21128 LEGO Minecraft The Village. Plus there are all the new LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Juniors, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Mixels summer sets we have discussed previously (see links at the end of this post). If you are interested in getting the free LEGO Castle Classic Knight set, make sure you place your order before July 10th. Also, as I always mention, it is a good idea to take a look at the Sales & Deals section of the Online LEGO Shop before you check out. You can often find some great deals there on interesting older sets that are being retired. For example right now many of the older LEGO Bionicle sets, LEGO City sets and LEGO Ninjago sets are on sale. You can find them all under the Sales & Deals section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO Store Calendar July 2016 Details

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of the news sets and promotions this month? What are you planning to get? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

LEGO Store Calendar July 2016 Back

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As we have discussed at the beginning of the month (see: June 2016 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), a new series of LEGO Mixels characters were released for this summer. Just like it was done with previous series, LEGO Mixels Series 8 includes three tribes with three characters in each. Most LEGO fans get the LEGO Mixels packs for the interesting and useful parts and often unusual colors, but they are also fun little collectible characters. So let’s take a closer look at the three new tribes. 🙂

LEGO Mixels Summer Sets

The picture above is from the official LEGO Mixels website, and it includes almost all of the new LEGO Mixels. According to the description they are obviously having a good time: The annual Best Friend Day has finally arrived, and this morning, the citizens of Mixopolis revealed who they regard as their BFF (Best Friend Forever). The title went to Splasho, who was overcome with tears of joy upon hearing the news. “That just proves what a great chap he is”, Skulzy told Mix TV. “He’s got feelings, and he’s not afraid of showing it. What a Mixel”!

LEGO Mixels Summer Sets Review

LEGO MIXELS SERIES 8 – MEDIX: The Medix represent medical workers with a great color-scheme of light-aqua, medium-azure and white. Light-aqua is still a pretty rare color, so from that perspective this is one of the most interesting tribes to collect. For example, this is the first time we get a 1×4 plate – only available with Tuth. And as in previous LEGO Mixels sets, there are several small ball-joints that are very useful for custom LEGO creations. And the characters themselves are funny and creative. Surgeo looks like a surgeon with a giant hypodermic needle, Skrubz got defibrillator arms (this set also includes a little devilish Nixel), and Tuth is a tooth with lots of teeth and a toothbrush. I think kids will really like these.

LEGO MIXELS SERIES 8 – PYRRATZ: These little guys are obviously pirates. Their color-scheme is not as unique as the Medix, but they still have some interesting parts and features. Sharx is sort of a shark with lots of teeth, Skulzy is a skull-pirate with a gold earring and a hiding place for more gold in his left eye-socket (this set also includes a Nixel), and Lewt is a treasure-chest crab (a.k.a. treasure-crab) with plenty of gold coins. These are great little characters to play with and collect.

LEGO MIXELS SERIES 8 – MCFD: The Mixopolis City Fire Department (MCFD) includes Splasho with a big mouth to aim water at fires, the fire-plane looking Aquad, and the fire-truck with an expandable neck called Hydro (this set also include a Nixel on fire). Kids like firefighting related vehicles, so these should be popular as well, even if the colors and elements are not that unique.

If you collect all of the LEGO Mixels characters, Series 8 definitely does not disappoint. It is actually quite amazing that LEGO designers are able to continue producing so many fun little characters without becoming repetitive. Also, as with previous series, there are instructions at the official LEGO Mixels website for mixing up the characters to make bigger Mixels called Mix, Max and Murp (depending on how they are mixed), and of course you can mix them up on your own as well. For those who are just looking for unique elements, the Medix would be most interesting because of the light-aqua pieces. But you can’t really go wrong with any of the Mixels. And with only $4.99 per packet, it is easy to collect them all, or even get multiplies of each set to get more unique elements. They are available at most LEGO retailers and under the LEGO Mixels section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like Series 8 of LEGO Mixels? Are you planning to collect them all? Just get some of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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