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May 2021 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions

The month of May is especially exciting for LEGO Star Wars fan due to Star Wars Day on May the Fourth. LEGO participates in the celebrations by offering new LEGO sets, special promotional items, and other perks to LEGO Star Wars fans. In addition, some of the summer sets from other themes are also available, so let’s take a look at everything May has to offer.

LEGO STAR WARS DAY SPECIALS: To celebrate Star Wars Day, this year LEGO is offering several perks to LEGO Star Wars fans. First of all, you can earn Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars purchases. Second, you get a free #40451 LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Homestead set with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $85 or more. If you live near an official LEGO store, you also get a #30388 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle set with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $40 or more. All of these specials are valid May 1-5 while supplies last. There is also a sweepstake running for LEGO VIP members May 1-21 for a one-of-a-kind Jon “Dutch” Vander minifigure and print. To take advantage of all the May the Fourth specials, visit the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO STAR WARS R2-D2 AVAILABLE: LEGO releases one big Star Wars sets each year to celebrate Star Wars Day. This year, it is the #75308 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 buildable droid with 2,314 pieces, and measuring over 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) wide, and 6 in. (15 cm) deep for the price of $199.99. We talked about this set in detail at LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 Coming Soon!, and it is now available at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

OTHER NEW LEGO STAR WARS SETS: Three new LEGO Star Wars sets are also now available; the #75304 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet, the #75305 LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper Helmet, and the #75306 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid. We talked about these sets previously at New LEGO Star Wars Helmets & Probe Droid Coming! You can find them at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

FREE LEGO DOTS SET: If Star Wars is not your thing, you still get a freebie. The #30556 LEGO DOTS Mini Frame, is available with purchases of $35 or more until May 9th, or while supplies last. This offer is valid on all purchases at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO DC COMICS SETS: Three new LEGO Batman sets are also now available; the #76180 LEGO Batman vs. The Joker – Batmobile Chase, the #76182 LEGO Batman Cowl, and the #76188 LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile. You can find them at the LEGO DC Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES SETS: The #76187 LEGO Venom bust we talked about a few days ago (see: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom Review), and the #76198 LEGO Spider-Man & Doctor Octopus Mech Battle sets are now available at the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

NEW LEGO COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES: The #71030 LEGO Collectible Minifigures Looney Tunes characters are now available. You can find them at the LEGO Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.

If you would like to take advantage of the Star Wars-related promotions, I would encourage you to do so as soon as possible, so you don’t miss out on the freebies, or risking sets going on backorder/out of stock. If you’re looking for sets in other themes, there are plenty to choose from, and it seems like LEGO has done a good job restocking some of the most popular sets. To browse the current selection, visit the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the Star Wars specials and other new sets? Are you planning to get anything this month? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Dave May 1, 2021, 12:02 PM

    R2-D2 is already out of stock. 🙁

  • yodaArchives May 1, 2021, 12:52 PM

    I think you have a typo the Tatooine Homestead is free with a Star Wars Purchase of $85, The post says $58.

  • Legostuff14 May 1, 2021, 1:00 PM

    So, is the Mos Eisley cantina , but, luckly It got ordered just in time. That’s the good news the bad news is I wont get it until my birthday (in August). At least I finally got it. The hunt is over. The waiting begins. LOL!

  • YodaArchives May 1, 2021, 1:12 PM

    I ordered Darth Vader and Obi Wan’s home. I’m glad you posted this I might have waited till the fourth and missed something.

  • Legostuff14 May 1, 2021, 6:08 PM

    So, I just got a E-mail that my shipping status ( Mos Eisley cantina set) is going to be shipped in 60 days ( two months). it was available when I ordered it and the order has been accepted. Has this happened to anybody else and how good was the outcome? First time that this happened to me.(do I still get the freebee and my double vip points?)

    • Thita (admin) May 1, 2021, 6:54 PM

      Oh… my guess is that orders were coming in so fast and furious, stuff was flying off the warehouse shelves. I was kind of expecting this. Anyhow, I did have this happen to me once. I got my double VIP Points, I also got the freebie (they shipped it separately and it arrived before the actual set I ordered). And the set itself arrived much faster then they predicted. (I think in my case it was predicted to ship in 30 days, but it actually arrived in a couple of weeks. But this was before pre-COVID, so it could be different now.) You can always call customer service to confirm when they will be able to ship.

      • Håkan May 1, 2021, 7:39 PM

        I ordered some loose bricks from Bricks And Pieces on the last 2 x VIP drive, and was told they would take something like 5-7 weeks to ship. I hope they won’t forget the 2 x VIP points when it’s time for shipping…

        • Håkan May 3, 2021, 7:52 AM

          Hmm, today it seems my first batch actually was shipped. Nice to know.

  • Legostuff14 May 1, 2021, 9:23 PM

    Thanks for the info. I tried customer service but the wait was about 45 minutes and I gave up. I’m sure the set I ordered is in the system and it will come when it comes. I was just so happy to order it and a bit lucky at the same time. Cross my fingers and hope that all goes well.

    • Thita (admin) May 2, 2021, 10:20 AM

      Yeah, the current wait times are crazy long. I also had to wait 45 minutes the last couple of times I called. I sort of expect it now, so I just put my phone on low volume (so I don’t have to listen to the elevator music), and do something else in the meantime. Oh, and I also found that online chat via their customer service site is usually faster!

      • Håkan May 2, 2021, 11:40 AM

        I prefer chatting and e-mail to telephone conversations, myself. Maybe it’s a slightly introverted trait or something…

        • Thita (admin) May 2, 2021, 12:15 PM

          I like chats too because it automatically documents the conversation. This is especially relevant in tech support type situations where you may want to reference later some of the information given. And it seems that chat support is used less often, so you usually get through faster to an actual person. 🙂

          • Håkan May 2, 2021, 1:53 PM

            Documenting the conversation, yeah. You can never have too much paranoia… 😉

            • Thita (admin) May 2, 2021, 2:50 PM

              Haha! It’s not so much about paranoia, it’s more that sometimes things like tech support talk goes way over my head and it’s super helpful to have it in writing. That way I can follow along at my own pace, or I can share it with someone who can help out. Had to do it several times for this site. 😀

  • Legostuff14 May 2, 2021, 1:03 PM

    The sign of the robots up rising and soon they’ll take over ( if they haven’t alrighty.) Lol! I just like to talk to a live voice . Technology has gotten so cold and no longer connects with human beings .It reminds me of a song , instead of “my grandma and your grandma sitting by the fire….”Its going to be my ” my computer and your computer sitting by a digital fire “….? I guess?

    • Thita (admin) May 2, 2021, 1:17 PM

      That’s also true. Both writing and talking with a person has its place. In general, I prefer official conversations in writing and friends/family interactions in person. Having choices is a good thing. 🙂

  • Master Builder May 2, 2021, 9:59 PM

    I think I’m saving up for the summer sets. I really like the City and Creator sets coming. Happy Star Wars Day, anyway!

    • Håkan May 3, 2021, 7:53 AM

      Yeah, the new animal molds look good, if perhaps a bit pricy.

  • Tanner May 3, 2021, 9:04 AM

    Surprisingly, many if the sets are still in stock. They seem to have done better managing things. Even the freebie is still available.
    I’m tempted to put in a second order. 🙃

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