August is bringing us new LEGO sets and promotions! In fact, we’re getting so many new (and big!) sets and entire new themes, it might even feel overwhelming! Which, I guess is a good thing when it comes to LEGO! Check out the details below.
➡ FREE LEGO SUPER MARIO SETS: There are two Super Mario freebies this month. If you have an official LEGO store near you, August 1-9, you will get the #40414 LEGO Super Mario Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion Set with the purchase of the #71360 LEGO Super Mario Starter Course. At the Online LEGO Shop, the freebie is the #30385 LEGO Super Mario Super Mushroom Surprise Expansion Set, available August 1-16 with LEGO Super Mario purchases of $40 ore more. To see the full selection, visit the LEGO Super Mario section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ LEGO SUPER MARIO SETS NOW AVAILABLE: Speaking of Super Mario, the new LEGO Super Mario sets are finally available in North America. There is a great variety of sets in the collection, including the above-mentioned #71360 LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, the LEGO Super Mario Character Packs, the LEGO Super Mario Power Up Packs, and the LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets. There is a lot of excitement about these sets, and the way they work, so make sure you check them out. Also, even if you’re not a Super Mario fan, I recommend studying the set pictures, as there are tons of new elements and colors that you might be interested in for your own projects. You can find the full selection at the LEGO Super Mario section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ LEGO NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AVAILABLE: The most impressive set in the LEGO Super Mario collection is the #71374 LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, you can learn more about the set from the press-release (see: LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Coming!), but to recap, the set includes an authentic reproduction of the original console, controller, and Game Pak cartridge, plus a retro-styled 1980s TV. The set specifically targets adult LEGO fans with nostalgic memories of the original NES, the desire to build and display something super cool and authentic from their childhood, plus the money to buy it. Please note that if you want to take advantage of all the play-features, you will need the Mario figure from the #71360 LEGO Super Mario Starter Course. There is a lot to love about this set, so make sure you check it out at the LEGO Super Mario section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ FREE LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS SET: August 17-31, you can get a free #30342 LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO with purchases of $35 or more. We haven’t talked about LEGO Speed Champions for quite some time now, as the new sets always come out in January, but you can take a look at the currently available selection at the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ LEGO IDEAS GRAND PIANO AVAILABLE: The #21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is another incredible new release targeting adult LEGO fans. You can read the press-release here with all the details: LEGO Ideas Grand Piano Press-Release. In summary, this is a sophisticated, brick-built version of a concert grand piano that you can actually play music with. Functions include working hammer action of each piano key, moving pedal, propped-open top lid, and fallboard. And when you turn on the motor, you are all set to play wonderful music via the free LEGO Powered Up app made just for this set (download the latest version of the app to have it automatically added to your dashboard). You can select user play to play the notes yourself or activate auto play and just listen. Available at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
There are many other LEGO sets listed at the Online LEGO Shop as “Coming Soon” but it’s not clear when they will be available. This includes LEGO City, LEGO Creator, LEGO DC Super Heroes, LEGO Friends, LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Hidden Side, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Technic and more. Most of these are already available the rest of the world, but due to the LEGO factory still being closed in Mexico, there are severe shortages in North America. Still, you can keep an eye on these categories as we should be getting them at some point. Also, remember all the new recently released sets that are already available, like the #10273 LEGO Creator Haunted House, the #21322 LEGO Ideas Barracuda Bay, the #43179 LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters, the #42115 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, all the new LEGO Monkie Kid sets, and more. Some of the popular new sets are on backorder, but you can still purchase them with delayed delivery. Also, many of the older sets are in stock so if you would like something quickly, you can consider those as well. To see all the available sets, visit the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Are you planning to get any of the new sets this month? What are you building now? And what’s on your wish list? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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