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September 2018 – new LEGO sets & promotions

by admin on September 1, 2018

in LEGO Sales & Deals

We got a large number of new LEGO sets in the past couple of months, so September is a bit quieter both in terms of new sets and interesting promotions. This is a good thing, as it allows LEGO fans to catch up on purchasing and building their favorite sets from earlier this year. Having said that, we can still look forward to not one but two exclusive sets with LEGO VIP early access, as well as a couple of promotions. So, let’s take a look. 🙂

FREE LEGO FRIENDS FRIENDSHIP RINGS: September 1-20 you can get a free LEGO Friends Friendships Rings set with LEGO Friends purchases of over $25. This might be a lead-up to LEGO’s new accessory line that should be coming in the near future. There are a large number of new LEGO Friends sets, including the LEGO Friends Go-Kart collection, which we reviewed here: 2018 LEGO Friends Go-Kart Sets Overview. There are also some other new sets worth checking out, like the #41343 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Airplane Tour, the #41344 LEGO Friends Andrea’s Accessory Store, the #41345 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center, and the #41347 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort. You can find the full selection at the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO FRIENDS SETS DOUBLE VIP POINTS: Still in the LEGO Friends category, during the entire month of September, you can get Double VIP Points on the #41346 LEGO Friends Friendship Box, and the #41352 LEGO Friends The Big Race Day. The Friendship Box is a particularly interesting set, and different from all previous LEGO Friends releases. You can find both sets at the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS CASTLE: The massive #71043 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle with 6,020 pieces is now available for everyone, not just LEGO VIP members. LEGO did a much better job managing inventory than with previous exclusives – mostly by allowing LEGO fans to place preorders at official LEGO stores, and thus avoiding the shopping frenzy often associated with highly desirable new sets. Hopefully, this is going to become the standard way of handling new releases. We have discussed the LEGO Hogwarts Castle extensively (see: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Review), and there are other LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Fantastic Beasts sets as well that you may want to check out. They are available at the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO STAR WARS BETRAYAL AT CLOUD CITY: The #75222 LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City set is going to be available for LEGO VIP members on September 13th. You can read the press-release and other information here: LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City, and you can find larger pictures and other information at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2018 LEGO CREATOR WINTER VILLAGE SET: Although we do not have any details about this set yet, besides a few teaser images from LEGO, it is fairly certain that this is going to be the second set that will be available on September 13th to LEGO VIP members. Below are the teaser images LEGO released so far featuring a Christmas tree, a snowman, a lamppost and a telephone, and an official announcement should be coming soon. Two of the previous LEGO Winter Village sets, the #10254 LEGO Winter Holiday Train from 2016 and the #10259 LEGO Winter Village Station from 2017 are still available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDARS: LEGO traditionally releases three advent calendar sets for Christmas; one in the LEGO City theme, one in the LEGO Friends theme, and one for LEGO Star Wars fans. The sets are packaged in special boxes with opening windows for each day of December counting down to Christmas. Behind each window there is a small LEGO build, minifig, or accessory that kids can enjoy while also building up the anticipation for Christmas. This year, the three sets are the #60201 LEGO City Advent Calendar, the #41353 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar, and the #75213 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. All three of them are now available at the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO ARCHITECTURE LAS VEGAS: The long-delayed #21047 LEGO Architecture Las Vegas set is now available. (The original model included the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which was removed and replaced in response to the tragic events in Las Vegas last year). The set features attractions located on and around the Las Vegas Strip, including the Bellagio Hotel, Luxor Hotel, Encore Hotel, Stratosphere Tower, and the Fremont Street Experience. A nice addition to the LEGO Architecture Skyline series, the set is available at the LEGO Architecture section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO KNIGHTMARE BATMAN ACCESSORY SET: The #853744 LEGO DC Super Heroes Knightmare Batman Accessory Set is an interesting little pack with an exclusive Knightmare Batman, two Parademons, some assorted weapons, and pieces to build a 1×1 inch turret. You can find it at the LEGO DC Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

And that’s all as far as new sets and promotions this month. Just enough for some fresh excitement, but not too overwhelming. Also, don’t forget about the other great sets that were recently released. This includes the #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5, the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron set, the #10261 LEGO Creator Roller Coaster, the #76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, the #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron, the new LEGO Jurassic World sets, the new LEGO Unikitty sets, and many new sets under the LEGO BrickHeadz, LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Disney, LEGO Friends, LEGO Minecraft, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO DC Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and LEGO Technic. For a full inventory of new sets, visit the What’s New section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the new sets and promotions? Are you excited for any of the new or recently released sets? Which ones are you planning to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out the following related posts:

LEGO SHOP IN USA: Online LEGO Shop USA

LEGO SHOP IN CANADA: Online LEGO Shop Canada

LEGO SHOP IN UK: Online LEGO Shop UK

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

DavidH September 1, 2018 at 10:47 AM

Can’t wait to see what the new Winter Village set is going to be! Maybe a firehouse?

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admin September 2, 2018 at 11:57 AM

We should be knowing it soon. The fact that LEGO is teasing about it means probably this upcoming week. 🙂

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Legostuff14 September 1, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Oh, the temptation. Oh, the torture. Oh, the wish I had more money. Lol! Just so many great sets out there. I’m still behind on my city sets from the beginning of the year. I call this time of the year playing catch up.

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Håkan September 1, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Myself, I’ve got a bunch of old stuff under my bed, but I don’t have any time or space to actually build anything…

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admin September 2, 2018 at 12:01 PM

I used to do that as a kid; keep my favorite toys under my bed. That way, I could do a bit of last minute playing before falling asleep or play some when I got up earlier than normal. 😀

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Håkan September 2, 2018 at 12:12 PM

It’s more like it’s the only space left without the room looking any more of a mess than it already does… =/

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admin September 2, 2018 at 12:01 PM

What I do is to put my favorite sets in the Online LEGO Shop shopping basket, and then leave them there for at least a week before making a decision about purchasing it. If a week later I still want it, I may either purchase it, or wait until a favorable promotion comes up. Delayed gratification is a great way to save money, and also end up buying stuff that you really want. 😀

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FrenchToast September 1, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Wow, the advent calendars are already available?.

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admin September 2, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Yes, and this is a good time to get them before the holiday rush begins. 🙂

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Hayato September 1, 2018 at 6:22 PM

We are also waiting for the Winter Village reveal. There should be no other big sets this year, isn’t it?

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TomTom September 1, 2018 at 6:25 PM

The modular should be announced before the end of the year too. It is usually not available until January though.

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admin September 2, 2018 at 12:03 PM

The Modular and the Winter Village is what we know about for sure, but you never know; LEGO may surprise us with something else too. 😀

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waverider September 2, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Any news on the new modular yet? Or at least rumors?

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admin September 2, 2018 at 12:20 PM

There are two rumors I’m aware of, both hinted on by LEGO. One is a hotel, based on a comment in the designer-video of the Downtown Diner, and the other is a police station based on this advertisement by LEGO for the party minifigs: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10105713228147000&id=6665038402&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&_rdr

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Legostuff14 September 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM

My bedroom looked like something from the Hoarders show. I had containers sacked so high that it look like a wall and I would have to move things around to get to the other side of my bed room. Now I have a room dedicated to Lego sets . It’s my ” Lego room” . It was once a garage but , it was turned into a extra room. Still keep Lego sets in containers but, at its divided into categories ( city with city and star wars with star wars, etc.) As for buying sets , i try to continue the themes I already have and try not to start a new theme. Key word “try”. Lol!

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Håkan September 2, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Oh yeah, I gotta get me some more space, myself, but it doesn’t come cheap in urban areas…

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Legostuff14 September 2, 2018 at 5:30 PM

So, I’ve been going back and forth in my mind, I have ( i think ) the first sandcrawler and I’ve been wanting to up grade the interior. It’s kind of lacking inside. I know the middle can be taken out as the jawas work place but, it seems that’s it. Should i just break down and get the “play set ” sandcrawler . Leaving the old set alone and maybe put it on display. What’s your thoughts?

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Håkan September 2, 2018 at 5:46 PM

The new Sandcrawler? Set 75220? Personally, I find it rather ugly both internally and externally, and it doesn’t seem to have a lot of play features either way. Although I don’t have much time for explicit Lego play anyway, so my opinion might not count.

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admin September 2, 2018 at 7:20 PM

You might be able to break down your old Sandcrawler and rebuild it to be like the new one? You may not be able to do it fully, but with some extra parts you may be able to make it pretty close. This should give you an idea if you really want to get the new one, or modification to the old one would be sufficient. Just an idea. 🙂

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Legostuff14 September 2, 2018 at 7:16 PM

The older sandcrawler is more bulky and heavy. Almost how the sandcrawler should be, not made out of flimsy paneling. So , I guess I answered my own question. Now all I need are more droids and technical stuff to fill it. Also the price for new sandcrawler is just a bit much for my liking . Maybe I’ll ask for it for Christmas.

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Legostuff14 September 2, 2018 at 10:20 PM

It was very hard to put together , considering the bags weren’t numbered . Do you know what it’s like putting a non numbered bags and there mostly brown bricks set together . This was a time when I was just getting the feel for medium size to larger sets . It was definitely a challenge.

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admin September 3, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Yeah, I know the feeling! With unnumbered bags of big sets, the best is to spend the time to sort the parts beforehand. It takes time, but saves so much headache and confusion. Fortunately, unnumbered bags are no longer the norm. There are still old-school LEGO fans though who dump all the pieces together because they prefer it that way. 🙄

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