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    This week from April 9-15, Toys R Us America will be offering 20% off select LEGO sets. These include LEGO Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter, TIE Striker and more. In addition, they are also offering $30 off on ALL LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs and 50% off ALL other LEGO Dimensions Packs (excluding Starter Packs).

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    Triple VIP points has begun at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home Europe & UK. Offer runs until April 23. In addition, you can get an additional 10% off select retiring sets. For those living in UK & Ireland, they are also offering 33% off select LEGO Star Wars Construction Figures and Disney Princess sets. Check out all the Sales & Deals Items here: UK

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    Finally, if you spend £35 or more, you can get a free LEGO Volkswagen Mini Beetle!

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    LEGO has made some important changes to their LEGO Ideas guidelines. They will no longer be accepting LEGO Ideas creations that are based on third-party licenses within the active LEGO Group’s portfolio. Examples include LEGO Star Wars and DC Comics Super Heroes. In addition, third-party licenses from past LEGO Ideas sets are also restricted. Examples include Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. The full list of restrictions can be found here.

    LEGO Ideas Press Publication (taken from the LEGO Ideas Blog)

    Since we started accepting your ideas for new LEGO sets, we’ve kept our Guidelines open until we learn something is simply not practical. Early on, we learned to restrict projects that proposed an entire playtheme, new LEGO elements, and ideas that weren’t brick-based LEGO sets. Along the way, we’ve gradually adjusted the scope of projects we accept as we learn what is realistically possible. We will continue to do so as we evolve the LEGO Ideas experience.

    Over the years, we have heard from many of you who have wondered if we would ever approve a project based on an existing license like Star Wars or MARVEL Super Heroes. Our Guidelines have maintained that these types of concepts are more likely to overlap our existing pipeline, and they have a smaller chance of passing our review because we are actively developing those product lines.

    LEGO Ideas will no longer accept new submissions based on third-party licenses that are active in the LEGO Group’s portfolio.

    Today we’ve updated our Guidelines and House Rules to clarify the types of models we will accept as LEGO® Ideas projects. The main focus of this update is that we will no longer allow projects that are based on currently active licenses in our product portfolio, like Star Wars, MARVEL Super Heroes, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and so on.

    We’ve updated our Guidelines about licensed properties to reflect this, and added a list of restricted licensed properties to the License Conflicts and Resolutions page in the Knowledge Base. If we retire a third-party license and it didn’t enter the LEGO portfolio via LEGO Ideas we’ll remove it from our list, and you’ll then be welcome to submit projects based on it.

    Why are you leaving existing projects active instead of archiving them?

    In some cases, when we introduce new Guidelines we’ve archived affected projects. In this case, we’ve found many Ideas projects reference active third-party IP. Quite a few of these projects include sub-brands, spin offs, and extended universes from our licenses. In order to archive these projects, we would first need to review and decide on each one. Instead, we will evaluate and apply the Guideline to new project submissions going forward. Projects currently being reviewed, as well as active projects that reach 10,000 supporters in the future, will still be evaluated as part of the LEGO Review. Just like before, these projects would have a slimmer chance of passing the LEGO Ideas review, as they overlap with existing licenses in the LEGO product portfolio.

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    New LEGO Friends Episodes are now airing on the Disney Channel (USA) on Sundays. The next episode will be on Sunday, April 9th at 10am EST. You can check out some of the TV Series trailers along with many other LEGO Friends Mini Movies, Designer Videos and more here.

    LEGO Friends Episodes Cartoon – Disney Channel

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    The May 2017 LEGO Brand Retail Store Calendar is now out! Most of you know that May is the month where LEGO offers great specials as part of their annual May the 4th promotion. This year, they will be having Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items. In addition, a variety of LEGO Star Wars sets will be on sale as well. The free gift will be a LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set when you spend $50 or more on LEGO Star Wars. The May LEGO Star Wars promotion runs from May 4-7.

    For in-stores only, you can participate in a minifigure speed building challenge on May 4th, 2017 at 5pm. The fastest builder gets an exclusive free minifigure.

    Other offers aside from Star Wars include a free mini LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Milano with purchases of $35 or more. Valid from May 8-21. The monthly mini model build this month would be a mini LEGO sports car. Event date is May 2-3 and is valid for LEGO VIPs only.

    There are many more events and offers happening! You can check it all out from the May 2017 LEGO Brand Retail Store Calendar right here.

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    LEGO Brand Stores in North America will be having a Family Game Night on April 7 and 21 from 4-7pm. You can try out the LEGO Chess set during this time. In addition, if you participate, LEGO Brand Stores will offer the LEGO Minifigures 40161 What Am I? Accessory at 50% off when you purchase a LEGO Chess Set. Not a bad time to drop by the LEGO Brand Store if you have some free time to spare!

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    The  2017 Orlando Star Wars Celebration is happening from April 13-16 and LEGO will have a booth there! LEGO will be showcasing a variety of exclusive collectibles. However, in order to attend the LEGO booth to purchase their exclusive items, you need to participate in their lottery. This lottery gives you a reserved time to visit the LEGO booth. Lottery process closes on April 6 at 12:01 AM EST.

    LEGO Booth Schedule

    Session 1: report to the LEGO Booth at 10:00 AM
    Session 2: report to the LEGO Booth at 11:30 PM
    Session 3: report to the LEGO Booth at 1:00 PM
    Session 4: report to the LEGO Booth at 2:30 PM

    *Opens to all fans at 4pm subject to inventory availability

    One of the exclusives will be a 220 piece LEGO Star War Detention Block Rescue set. Contains 2 minifigures. Visit the Star Wars Celebration site for full details regarding the lottery.

    LEGO Star Wars Celebration 2017 Detention Block Rescue Exclusive Set

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    Official product images for the upcoming LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 17 has surfaced from Eurobricks user Robert8. The series will be released on May 1st, 2017. Interestingly, they have hidden one of the minifigures which has been labeled as a “secret character”. What minifigure do you think this would be?

    LEGO 71018 Series 17 Minifigures Description

    There are new, fun, mixed LEGO® Minifigures Series 17! Meet the characters Sausage Man, Elf Girl, Butterflies Girl, Circus Strong Man, Veterinarian, Battle Dwarf, Dance Instructor, Gourmet Chef, Connoisseur, Corn Cob Man, Roman Gladiator, Rocket Boy, Professional Surfer, Retro Spaceman, Yuppie and a Secret Character! Each fine minifigure comes with one or more pieces of accessories, a display plate and collector brochure. Which figure is a wonder in your next sealed bag?
    • Each minifigure comes with one or more pieces of accessories and display plate and collector brochure.
    • Collect all the figures in the new and exciting range of LEGO® Minifigures, and make your own fun adventures.
    • Combine it with existing LEGO® sets, and have hours of building fun.
    • Swap minifigures with friends and complete your collection.
    • NOTE: Each bag contains one of the 16 characters in the series. Unfortunately we can not accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you buy more than one bag, you risk getting more of the same minifigures.
    When buying a whole box, there is a minimum of one of each figure.

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