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August 2018 – new LEGO sets & promotions

The month of August has been big for LEGO specials and new releases for many years, and this time is no exception. There are lots of new sets to check out and freebies to take advantage of. So, let’s dive in, and take a look at all the August offerings. 🙂

FREE LEGO SUSTAINABLE PLANTS SET: From August 1-14, you will get a free #40320 LEGO Plants from Plants set with purchases of $35 or more. This is the first set that includes pieces (29 in total) made from sustainable plant-based plastic. You can read more on these here: LEGO Plants from Plants – Sustainable LEGO. This offer is valid on all orders within the dates mentioned above (or while supplies last) at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

FREE LEGO UNIKITTY SET: The second freebie this month is the #5005239 Unikitty Castle Room with purchases of $25 or more. This offer is valid August 1-12, so you could actually get both freebies within those dates if your order total is at least $35 at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

DOUBLE VIP POINTS ON HARRY POTTER SETS: During the entire month of August, LEGO VIP members can earn Double VIP Points on two LEGO Harry Potter sets; the #75952 LEGO Harry Potter Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures, and the #75953 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow. You can find both at the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS CASTLE: Speaking of LEGO Harry Potter, the massive 6020-piece #71043 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle is going to be available to LEGO VIP members on August 15th (regular release will be on September 1st). If you have any interest to get this set before or for Christmas, I would highly suggest getting it within the LEGO VIP early access period. It could very well have the same kind of very long shortages as the #75192 LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon. You can read the press-release here with lots of info and pictures here: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Coming!, and find it listed at the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES: The #71022 LEGO Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures series is now available! It includes the following 22 limited-edition characters: Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski, Tina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, Credence Barebone, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Cho Chang, Dean Thomas, Lord Voldemort, Dobby, Cedric Diggory, Mad-Eye Moody, Professor Flitwick, Professor Trelawney, Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter in school robes, Ron Weasley in school robes, Hermione Granger in school robes, Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter in pajamas, and Percival Graves. This series is definitely worth collecting both for the minifigs and the sweet accessories! You can find them in the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

MORE NEW LEGO HARRY POTTER SETS: The first wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets have been released last month (see review here: LEGO Harry Potter Sets Overview & Thoughts), and we get two more new sets this month. Both the #75951 LEGO Harry Potter Grindelwald’s Escape, and the #75952 LEGO Harry Potter Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures are now available, and remember that you will earn Double VIP Points on the #75952 LEGO Harry Potter Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures during the entire month. You can find both sets at the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO JAMES BOND SET NOW AVAILABLE: LEGO VIP members got early access to the #10262 LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5 last month, and it is now available with a wider release. You can read more about this gadget-filled wonder here: LEGO James Bond Aston Martin Available Now!, and find it at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO IDEAS VOLTRON NOW AVAILABLE: The second set that LEGO VIP members got early access to last month is the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron. It features five buildable and posable lions that can be transformed and combined to create the giant, 15-inches tall Voltron super robot. You can read more about the set here: LEGO Ideas Voltron Set Announcement and find it at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO ARCHITECTURE SET AVAILABLE: The #21041 LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China is now available. This is a lovely set that can be displayed by itself, or multiple sets can be combined to create a larger layout. Also, don’t forget about the #21042 LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty that was released last month. Both sets are available at the LEGO Architecture section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO BRICKHEADZ AVAILABLE: Six new LEGO BrickHeadz sets are available representing various themes. Most of them are double packs, but there are also some individual figures. The #41612 LEGO BrickHeadz Minecraft Steve and Creeper, the #41626 LEGO Super Heroes Groot & Rocket, the #41627 LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Luke Skywalker & Yoda, the #41628 LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Princess Leia Organa, the #41629 LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Boba Fett, and the #41630 LEGO BrickHeadz Disney Skellington & Sally (from The Nightmare Before Christmas). They are all available at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO CITY SETS AVAILABLE: Two new trains that were released in Europe last month are now available in North America. The #60197 LEGO City Passenger Train, and the #60198 LEGO City Cargo Train include the new LEGO Power Functions 2.0 system. We talked about both sets extensively here: LEGO City Trains with New Power Functions. And there is another exciting new set; the #60200 LEGO City Capital City with a whole downtown setup. It features a two-story hotel with rooftop terrace, museum construction site, kiosk with seat, electric car charging stand and a skate ramp with basketball hoop and climbing wall. And it also includes a crane with moving arm, a double-decker tour bus, ice cream tuk-tuk, electric car, sports car and a police motorbike, plus 13 LEGO minifigures. All three sets are available at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO CLASSIC SETS AVAILABLE: There is a new large LEGO Classic box with 1,500 pieces of building bricks, shapes, wheels, windows, doors, and printed eye pieces in a rainbow of colors. If you are looking for basic LEGO bricks, the #10717 LEGO Classic Bricks Brick Bricks set is a great way to build up your stash, and it also makes an excellent starter set for budding LEGO builders. There are some building instructions included with suggestions and inspirations, and more ideas can be found at the official LEGO Classic website. The set is available at the LEGO Classic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO CREATOR 3-IN-1 SETS & ACCESSORY PACKS: There is only one new set in this category, the #31078 LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Treehouse Treasure. There is also a new line of accessories under the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 category called LEGO-xtra, including three playmats and a parts-pack. The #853840 LEGO-xtra Road Playmat, the #853841 LEGO-extra Sea Playmat, and the #853842 LEGO-xtra Park Playmat feature two 9” (25cm) square laminated, double-sides playmats with printed graphics, buildable connectors and some starter elements. I have reviewed an earlier version of these playmat sets here: New LEGO City & LEGO Friends Playmats. There is also a separate #40312 LEGO-xtra Streetlamps accessory pack with two tall streetlamps, two shorter lamps, a lantern, newspaper stand with paper, trash can, camera and a bench. More packs like this are expected in the near future. You can find all the LEGO-xtra accessories at the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO SUPER HEROES SETS AVAILABLE: We also get an interesting collection of new LEGO DC Super Heroes sets. This includes the #76095 LEGO Aquaman: Black Manta Strike, the #76110 LEGO Batman: The Attack of the Talons, and the #76111 LEGO Batman: Brother Eye Takedown. In addition, we also get the #853744 LEGO Knightmare Batman Accessory Set with Knightmare Batman, two Parademons, and some accessories. The final new set is the #76112 LEGO App-Controlled Batmobile, featuring the new LEGO Power Functions 2.0 system (we talked about this set here). You can find all the new sets at the LEGO DC Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO DISNEY SETS AVAILABLE: Two sweet LEGO Disney sets have been released this month; the #41156 LEGO Disney Rapunzel’s Castle Bedroom, and the #41157 LEGO Disney Rapunzel’s Traveling Caravan. A third set, the #10765 LEGO Disney Ariel’s Underwater Concert is considered a LEGO Juniors set for younger builders. You can find all three sets at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO FRIENDS SETS AVAILABLE: Under LEGO Friends, we get the final LEGO Friends go-kart sets, the #41350 LEGO Friends Spinning Brushes Car Wash. And there are also some other new miscellaneous sets, like the #41343 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Airplane Tour, the #41344 LEGO Friends Andrea’s Accessories Store, the #41345 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pet Center, the #41346 LEGO Friends Friendship Box, and the #41347 LEGO Friends Heartlake Resort. You can find them all at the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO MINECRAFT SETS AVAILABLE: For Minecraft fans there are three new sets; the #21145 LEGO Minecraft The Skull Arena, the #21146 LEGO Minecraft The Skeleton Attack, and the #21147 LEGO Minecraft The Bedrock Adventures. Also, don’t forget about the new LEGO BrickHeadz Minecraft set we talked about above. All the new sets are available at the LEGO Minecraft section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO NINJAGO SETS AVAILABLE: The highly anticipated #70657 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Docks set is finally available in North America! This massive set is meant to connect with the previously released #70620 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City. And, there are some other new sets too! The #70650 LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Wing, the #70651 LEGO Ninjago Throne Room Showdown, the #70652 LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer, the #70653 LEGO Ninjago Firstbourne, the #70654 LEGO Ninjago Dieselnaut (very fun set!), the #70655 LEGO Ninjago Dragon Pit, and the #70658 LEGO Ninjago Oni Titan. You can find them all at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO STAR WARS SETS AVAILABLE: There is a large selection of new LEGO Star Wars sets, including the #75203 LEGO Star Wars Hoth Medical Chamber, the #75214 LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter, the #75215 LEGO Star Wars Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes, the #75216 LEGO Star Wars Snoke’s Throne Room, the #75217 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Conveyex Transport, the #75218 LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter, the #75219 LEGO Star Wars Imperial AT-Hauler, the #75220 LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler, and the #75221 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Landing Craft. You can find them all at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO TECHNIC SETS AVAILABLE: LEGO Technic fans get four new sets, the #42079 LEGO Technic Heavy Duty Forklift, #42080 LEGO Technic Forest Machine, the #42081 LEGO Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX, the #42082 LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane. All four sets are available at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO UNIKITTY SETS AVAILABLE: Unikitty from The LEGO Movie is getting her own sets! This is a super sweet collection with interesting characters, colors and accessories. The sets include the #41451 LEGO Unikitty Cloud Car, the #41452 LEGO Unikitty Prince Puppycorn Trike, the #41453 LEGO Unikitty Party Time, the #41454 LEGO Unikitty Dr. Fox Laboratory, the #41455 LEGO Unikitty Unikingdom Creative Brick Box, and the #41456 LEGO Unikitty Unikingdom Fairground Fun. And, there is also the #41775 LEGO Unikitty Collectibles Series 1, with twelve limited edition buildable LEGO Unikitty figures. You can find all these interesting new sets at the LEGO Unikitty section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Besides all the new sets mentioned here, don’t forget about other great sets that were recently released. This includes the #10261 LEGO Creator Roller Coaster, the #76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, the #42083 LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron, the #10260 LEGO Creator Downtown Diner, the LEGO Jurassic World 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, LEGO Technic, and LEGO Speed Champions categories. Also, don’t forget some of recent big releases like the #21309 LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V, the #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship In A Bottle, the #70922 LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor, and the #10256 LEGO Creator Taj Mahal. 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 sets? Which ones are you planning to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • brickmaster August 1, 2018, 2:59 PM

    I’m curious about those plant pieces! It’s a great idea that they are giving them out as a freebie!

    • DavidH August 1, 2018, 3:10 PM

      We shouldn’t notice any difference, but more plant pieces are always welcome, especially when they are free.

      • admin August 1, 2018, 10:06 PM

        Yes, the plastic should feel the same. I’m curious to take a look though. 😀

  • sammy August 1, 2018, 4:38 PM

    So many new sets! So little money! Definitely want to get some of the Harry Potter sets and minifigs. The Unikitty sets are so weird!

    • admin August 1, 2018, 10:07 PM

      Unikitty is the combination of weird and adorable! 🙄

  • Legostuff14 August 1, 2018, 4:52 PM

    First off, I was very appalled at the madness at the Lego store today., the grabbing handfuls Harry potter
    mini figures it was greed at its fullest. Luckily for me I order some of the mini packs last night. Plus, I was lucky enough to get the newt
    suitcase of magical creatures. So, I’m good until my birthday this month.

    • Peter August 1, 2018, 6:32 PM

      We haven’t had HP sets for many years, so all the showing and grabbing is understandable to some extent. As long as those minifigs go to kids and collectors I’m mostly okay with it. What’s infuriating is when those minifigs end up on ebay.

      • admin August 1, 2018, 10:09 PM

        Hm… yeah, hopefully LEGO made plenty of the sets for everyone not just resellers.

        • Håkan August 2, 2018, 12:28 PM

          The CMF series have become a bit expensive, but they seem to be widely available…

    • admin August 1, 2018, 10:08 PM

      Gosh, that sounds bad! Glad you were able to get something you wanted! Curious about how you like the suitcase! 😀

  • TomTom August 1, 2018, 6:42 PM

    This is the first time I have seen the Capital City set. Are there other pictures? It looks intriguing.

    • admin August 1, 2018, 10:10 PM

      Yeah, they are more pictures and details at the Online LEGO Shop. Just click on the link. Reviews should be out soon, now that the set is released.

  • Håkan August 2, 2018, 1:42 PM

    Hmmm, what I’m most interested here is actually the Xtra theme. I’d probably need to move to a bigger place before I would have any space left for more, anyway…

  • kingcobra August 2, 2018, 2:13 PM

    Do we know when the next double VIP points is going to be? If it’s any time soon I may wait just to help a little with the purchase. I want so many sets! 😀

    • admin August 2, 2018, 10:02 PM

      The next major Double VIP Points period should be in October or November. Having said that, LEGO has been throwing in some surprise Double VIP periods here and there, so we might get something earlier too. 🙂

  • Rob August 2, 2018, 10:41 PM

    Am I the only one who sees the H.P. minifigs pic looking like a family photo or school picture? Gotta wonder what it took to get Voldemort and Dumbledore to get along long enough to take that pic. 😉

    • Håkan August 3, 2018, 5:03 AM

      Everything is awesome when you’re part of a team, you know!

      • Rob August 3, 2018, 9:22 AM

        True. 😀

    • admin August 3, 2018, 5:44 PM

      LOL! It’s like a big family reunion. You just have to put someone in between some people, but other than that, it should work… at least for a little while. 🙄

      • Rob August 4, 2018, 2:26 PM

        Now I have the image of a “Harry Potter” get together with all of the people involved and a parody of ‘what would happen’ ending with lots of magic spells, plenty of damage and destruction, nasty injuries and a couple of deaths here and there; nothing big. 😀

        • admin August 4, 2018, 3:02 PM

          Oh… that’s not gonna end good. 😈

  • rainey August 13, 2018, 12:44 AM

    Re: the HP minifigs:

    WHERE is Professor McGonagall? WHERE is Snape? WHERE is Hagrid?

    Why put in Fantastic Beasts characters and a marginal HP character like Dean Thomas and leave out Minerva, Hagrid and Severus? Or leave out Voldemort if he couldn’t be more menacing. But no McGonagall, no Snape, no Hagrid? It’s insane! And really, really disappointing.

    On a positive note, I really like the wands. So much more interesting than the ordinary rods I was expecting.

    • admin August 13, 2018, 4:01 PM

      Ha! I was just thinking of you yesterday, wondering where you have been. Nice to have you over. As far as the HP minifigs, I’m sure there will be more coming both in sets, and perhaps in another collectible series. 🙂

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