As we discussed at the beginning of the month (see: March 2021 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), a new freebie is available starting today. Between now and April 5th, you will get a free #40449 LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House set with purchases of $60 or more at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
The #40449 LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House is actually a pretty substantial set with 231 pieces, a 74-page instruction booklet and a sticker-sheet with 15 stickers.
The instruction booklet starts with building a cute little bunny with only 20 pieces. I really like this build as it’s a perfect demonstration of how to build small creatures with just a few parts. The printed eyes and pink nose really give her character.
Then, it’s time to build the carrot house. The base is made of four quarter round plates in lime-green, giving the whole model a 12×12 stud base. The walls are mostly white on the inside, covered by separately built assemblies using orange curved slopes (and other elements) to give the house a carrot shape. I like this technique, as it allows the outside of a building to have a different color than the inside.
The two identical assemblies featuring the windows are especially nice with quite a bit of detailing around the window frames (shutters, flowers, etc.) The shutters are decorated with stickers, and there is also an additional sticker attached to an orange 2×4 tile over each window. I don’t think these stickers are really necessary, but they nonetheless add to the carrot shape.
The only brick-built furniture inside the house is a small dresser. The rest of the details (carpet, mirror, family pictures hanging on the wall) are represented by stickers.
I like the light-yellow door with standard yellow frame. Light yellow is still a fairly rare color, and it looks really nice here. A bunny sticker decorates the door. The back of the house is open for easy access by humans.
The last decorations are a small mailbox a green carrot top using several connected leaf elements, and flowers made of purple Easter eggs. There is one more Easter egg in tan hiding under the rafters.
In summary, this is a cute set that I believe kids and families will enjoy. It’s a fun build with engaging building techniques without being too difficult. The set could even be an Easter Egg in itself, or could be used as a template for other Easter projects. I know I’m definitely building more of that cute bunny!
Remember that this set is free with purchases, and the required minimum order is only $60. LEGO has been offering some impressive free-with-purchase sets recently, and this is no exception. Again, if you are interested, this offer is valid until April 5th at LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
If you are near a LEGO store, there is another freebie available at the same time. The #30579 LEGO Easter Chick is free with purchases of $40 or more. This offer is only valid at official LEGO stores.
Some other Easter-related sets you might consider are the older but still available #5005249 LEGO Easter Bunny Hut for $5.99, the cute #40380 LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep for $9.99, and the recently released #40463 LEGO Easter Bunny for $14.99. You can find them at the seasonal items section of the Online LEGO Shop.
With all the awesome new LEGO sets that became available this month and the Easter sets, it shouldn’t be hard to meet the minimum to get the freebie. And if you need another incentive, two really nice sets are offered with Double VIP Points this month. The first one is the #41449 LEGO Friends Andrea’s Family House, and the second one is the #41926 LEGO DOTS Creative Party Kit. This second set could even double as another fun decorative project for Easter. You can find them at the LEGO Friends and LEGO DOTS section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the currently available Easter sets and freebies? Do you do any Easter-released LEGO builds or activities? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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