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Free LEGO Easter Chicken Suit Pod & more!

by admin on April 18, 2019

in LEGO Sales & Deals

With Easter coming up on April 21st, manufacturers and retailers are all trying to catch our attention with special promotions and little items to fill Easter baskets. In the case of LEGO, they are offering the #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod with purchases of $35 or more at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. And there is also the cute #40350 LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Chick, which is available at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop. 🙂

As I already got myself a #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod, I thought to talk about it a bit, because I was surprised by how much is crammed into such a tiny set. Although I don’t have all the pods that LEGO released in the past few years, I do have some of them, and I think they are great little collectibles. Each of the pods comes with one minifig, which can be attached to a couple of studs inside one half of the pod. There is an already applied sticker which servers as a backdrop behind the character.

The other side of the pod has an embedded 6×6 round plate, which means that there are plenty of studs to attach weaponry, accessories, and even build little scenes. The #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod comes with such little scene. The medium-azure 6×6 round plate serves as water, and a second layer of lime-green plates is added to represent grass. Then, there is greenery made up with those really nice three-leafed pieces in two shades of green, flowers, and a little creek represented by translucent blue elements.

In the center of the scenery is a skating ramp built with reddish-brown pieces. Now, I’m not sure why the little white bunny and the boy dressed in a chicken suit are skating, but hey, it’s fun! Don’t expect the play-feature to be too sophisticated though. You can sort of glide down the bunny on skates and the Chicken Suit Boy, but it’s mostly just pretend play. There is also a golden trophy for whoever is the winner of the skating competition.

The Chicken Suit Boy is exclusive to this set, and he is absolutely adorable. The costume comes in soft light-yellow, the torso has feather decorations both the front and the back, and the legs are dual-moulded with two colors. The head only has one face print. The bunny is also quite special as it only appeared in two other sets previously.

Even with all this stuff inside, the pod can easily be closed. At the front, there is a ventricular image, which changes from a chicken beak breaking through eggshell to the Chicken Suit Boy peaking through (you can see how this works in the video-review above). The whole thing is just really well done and it’s a lovely little pocket toy and collectible. As this is a free set with a low minimum purchase requirement, I would say it’s definitely worth it. The a #853958 LEGO Chicken Skater Pod is free with purchases of $35 or more until April 22nd at LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

The #40350 LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Chick is another great set for Easter. It is not free, but it is small and inexpensive enough for the Easter basket. The chick is very cute, using three shades of yellow/orange; standard yellow, bright-light-orange, and standard orange. I like the addition of the little scenery with flowers and a couple of eggs. The set includes 121 pieces, and the price is $9.99. You can find it at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO also put together a helpful page with small sets under $30 that could make nice gift items for Easter. The list includes sets from a variety of themes, so there is something to match everyone’s interest. There are small sets from LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO Friends, LEGO Disney, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Speed Champions, LEGO Technic, and more. And of course, you can also browse the entire currently available selection at the Online LEGO Shop.

And, if you already have a good collection of LEGO pieces, you can build your own Easter projects, like Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, Easter-themed mosaics, and more. The LEGO Classic sets are especially suitable for these types of projects, as they include simple pieces in a rainbow of delightful colors. Happy Easter, and happy building!

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Easter sets this year? Are you planning on any Easter projects using LEGO bricks? Feel free to share your thoughts and own ideas 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

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

FrenchToast April 18, 2019 at 11:21 AM

The chicken suit boy is so cute! I want like an army of them! Light yellow is one of my most favorite colors. And I love the bunny!

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Hayato April 18, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Can you get more than one of the pods? Or do you have to place a second order? How about at lego stores? Can you get more than one?

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Will April 18, 2019 at 1:52 PM

It’s usually the case where you can get one per purchase even in the stores. So you can place multiple orders online or go to one of the stores with a lot of friends and family. Since each person will be treated as a different purchase for that day.

Thankfully, $35 is also the price break to get free shipping so it’s easier to go the S@H route.

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admin April 18, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Technically, the pods are free with order. You can’t buy them separately. However, if you have an official LEGO store near you, you could ask the employees nicely if they would sell you an extra. I suppose it will depend on how much they have left in stock.

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The Other Mark April 18, 2019 at 12:05 PM

I already have one, but I want more of the chicken suit boys. I want chicken troops! You didn’t mention in your review, but the sticker behind the chicken suit boy has some chalk marks to show how many eggs were found. Too bad some eggs weren’t included.

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admin April 18, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Oh, yes! I just noticed that about the marks! What’s up with you’ll wanting chicken troops? 😈

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Håkan April 18, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Yeah, I’m not sure on how valiantly they would be fighting…

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admin April 18, 2019 at 9:27 PM

Chickens are brutal fighters! Roosters can kill people! 😈

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Joseph D. April 18, 2019 at 12:16 PM

I was collecting the pods from the beginning, but then I gave up because there were too many. Now I just get the ones I can easily find. They great little sets. Did you see anyone make mocs with them?

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admin April 18, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Hm… good question. Unfortunately, the pod has no connection points on the outside (a missed opportunity in my opinion). I suppose the most interesting thing would be to incorporate the changing images at the front into something. Perhaps they could be used as billboards? 😀

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Håkan April 18, 2019 at 3:47 PM

Yeah, the pod is of a design that’s hard to fit seamlessly into a free-build.

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Will April 18, 2019 at 1:55 PM

I’m not sure if it’s still going, but for a while LEGO’s Facebook page was also offering a deal that you could stack with this promo. It involved generating a promo code that when entered on an S@H purchase you’d also get a bunny suit guy in a little hut.

It’s not the pod style, just the cardboard one with clear window. Like I said, I’m not sure how long they were offering that.

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admin April 18, 2019 at 9:26 PM

Thanks for sharing that! 🙂

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Legostuff14 April 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM

Hey. If you get a whole bunch of chicken people to make an army and have them marching in a city. Do we call it a” foul invasion”? Lol!😀

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Legostuff14 April 18, 2019 at 6:59 PM

“A fowl invasion”. It seems like my spell checker thought it was a bad joke too and didn’t let me spell it correctly. 😞

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admin April 18, 2019 at 9:28 PM

LOL! Okay, that was funny. 😀

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Håkan April 19, 2019 at 7:28 AM

My spell checker in Microsoft Edge turns on automatically for a few words, which it wants to force into Swedish spelling, even if I write in English. Infuriatingly irritating.

Examples include

words -> Words
spelling -> Spelling
Europe -> Europé
punch -> punsch

(I guess Words is a piece of software, and Spelling is a surname. Hence the capital letters.)

Not sure on how to turn that autocorrect function off. It’s getting quite annoying to change the correction back after a couple of times…

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gid617 April 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Sometimes I type in Spanish over the English autocorrect on my Kindle… it’s a huge pain. 😛
I know some people turn autocorrect off completely but I find it is useful for me at least 70% of the time, just got to keep an eye out for those times that it doesn’t have a clue what I’m trying to say. haha

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Håkan April 19, 2019 at 9:05 PM

I thought I turned off autocorrect, but it doesn’t seem to work…

It’s like the software designers couldn’t imagine users who’d regularly switch between writing in two different languages…

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Legostuff14 April 18, 2019 at 11:38 PM

Thanks, there are just so many choices out there that it makes it hard to stay on course without overlapping on other themes. Now theirs talk about a new ninjago theme coming out this summer. Right now I’m gearing up on star wars sets for may fourth. I would normally go to my local Lego store on that day but , it’s no longer there. It’s just not the same when you have to order things on line.

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