The Fan Expo featuring the first ever LEGO Expo in Canada is happening this weekend from August 28-31 (Thursday to Sunday). Pretty exciting for Canadian LEGO fans! We’ve seen one of the limited edition Star Wars Rebels The Ghost Starship earlier and now, here is the official LEGO press release via FBTB.
LEGO Fan Expo 2014 Canada Press Release
FIRST PUBLIC SCREENING OF BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY TO BE HELD AT 2014 FAN EXPO CANADA
– LIFE-SIZE LEGO® MODELS, EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT OFFERINGS AND ACTIVITIES WILL DELIGHT ATTENDEES OF ALL AGES-
WHAT: Providing the perfect backdrop for on-site filming and interviews, The LEGO Group will feature hands- on activities, life-sized LEGO® models and a film screening for attendees of 2014 Fan Expo Canada.
LIFE-SIZE VISUALS IN THE LEGO BOOTH:
• A wide variety of popular franchises will be showcased via one-of-a-kind, life-sized models made completely out of LEGO bricks by LEGO Master Builders – including Star Wars™, BATMAN™, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, THE HOBBIT™ and THE LEGO® MOVIE™! Follow the official hashtag #LEGOFanExpo.
ADDITIONAL ON-SITE VISUALS AND ACTIVITIES:
• First public screening of Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary:
- DATE: Saturday, August 30
- TIME: 5:00pm
- LOCATION: South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Room 701A
- LEGO Giveaways (while quantities last) each day from the following franchises:
- Friday –Star Wars
- Saturday – The LEGO Movie
- Sunday – THE HOBBIT
- Exclusive LEGO Star Wars The Ghost™ Starship sold only at Fan Expo Canada
- Newly launched in Canada try out the LEGO CHIMA FIRE CHI Augmented reality APP
- Build your own Super Hero emblem and put it on display for all to see!
- Photo station with Smaug from THE HOBBIT on display for limited hours Friday and Saturday. Take your photo for a chance to win two tickets to the movie screening in December!
WHO: The LEGO Group, world’s leading construction toy manufacturer
WHEN: Starting Thursday, August 28 at 4pm through Sunday, August 31
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Booth #748
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LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK) is now offering the free exclusive Chima Worriz Fire Bike with purchases of $50 or more (valid from August 25-September 14). The polybag also comes with a LEGOLand Child admission offer. This is stackable with the month long promotion where you can get a free Exclusive MINI Cooper Mini Model with purchases of $99 or more. Thanks to forum member wkunert for the reminder.
- FREE Exclusive MINI Cooper Mini Model with purchases of $99 or more!
- FREE Exclusive Chima Worriz Fire Bike with purchases of $50 or more! (August 25-September 14)
- FREE Shipping on all orders for North America with purchases above $75
- Shop Now: USA | Canada
The modular building set 10211 Grand Emporium is also now taking backorders again with an expected shipping date for September 28, 2014. You can join the grand emporium availability discussion here. Thanks to forum member fleury for the tip.
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The Real Canadian Superstore is currently having LEGO Clearances with discounts in the 30% off range. Forum member nami also reports that his store in Winnipeg has further reduced the clearance items to 50% off now. This means that other stores may start doing the same soon too. Thanks to forum member creativerain for the heads up.
*Check out the list of items compiled by creativerain in the forums!
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There’s currently rumors circulating regarding a possible new theme known as LEGO Jurassic Park. The theme will be based on the new upcoming movie Jurassic World. This movie will be released next summer in June 2015. Eurobricks member Hulk_Smash reports seeing the retailers catalogue and claims that there would 5 LEGO Jurrasic World sets.
There are no pictures or set numbers yet so this is still a rumor.
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Forum member BuzzMonkey shares with us a creation from his 10 year old son featuring Lord Stackabrick! All parts used for Lord Stackabrick are from the LEGO Movie 70806 Castle Cavalry set. Check it out in the LEGO Cool Creations Forum!
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Amazon Europe UK currently has LEGO Mindstorms 31313 EV3 on sale for £208 (reg.£299.99). Savings work out to be 31% off. Free delivery with no minimum purchase for the United Kingdom. As always, prices include VAT already. More of their hottest LEGO deals can be found here.
International Shipping Available
Select items can be shipped internationally. If you are living outside of Europe, remember that you can get an additional 16.7% off as you do not need to pay for EURO British tax as European price tags have tax included (can be seen at final stage of checkout). Remember that no matter where you are from, you still save on shipping when you order more!
Price for a Mindstorms set
- United States: £173.33 + £4.95 = £178.28 (~$295.94 USD based on 1.66 exchange rate) – regularly retails for $349.99 USD
- Canada: £173.33 + £4.95 = £178.28 (~$324.47 CAD based on 1.82 exchange rate) – regularly retails for $399.99 CAD
- Outside of Europe: £173.33 + £27.35 + £14.05 (Import Fee) = £214.73
- Europe: Base price (~1-2% difference) and shipping may vary depending on your country
- United Kingdom: £208
*Note: It appears that UK Amazon has now removed the Import Fee that is usually charged for delivery to Canada!
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Canadian retailer MasterMindToys.com currently has the LEGO Ideas Exo-Suit 21109 instock and available for $44.99. Thanks to forum members TorontoDesignGuy and joshmxpx for the heads up.
Our LEGO Raffle for a free Exo-Suit and Super Heroes vs Power Armor Lex is also coming to a close in a few hours tonight so don’t forget to enter if you haven’t done so yet!
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The first ever LEGO Fan Expo is coming to Canada from August 28-31 and here’s a sneak preview at the upcoming exclusive set! This is a Canada LEGO Fan Expo exclusive and will feature Kanan Jarrus minifigure. LEGO Star Wars The Ghost Starship will be available for purchase during the expo at the LEGO Booth #748, while quantities last. The set contains 134 pieces.
LEGO Star Wars Rebels The Ghost Starship (LEGO Fan Expo Canada 2014 Exclusive set)
You may have heard the news…something special is coming to Canada!
Come August 28 – 31, 2014, more than 100,000 people will gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend of fandemonium, otherwise known as FAN EXPO Canada™.
For LEGO®, the event is about the fans – it’s an opportunity to engage with builders of all ages and offer a fun interactive experience that is unlike any other in Canada. Because YOU are some of the most loyal fans of LEGO, we are offering an advance sneak peak of the FIRST EVER LEGO® FAN EXPO Canada™ Exclusive. This limited edition LEGO® STAR WARS™ Rebels set features The Ghost™ Starship with Kanan Jarrus™ Minifigure from the upcoming STAR WARS™ Rebels TV series.
The set is ONLY available at the LEGO Booth #748 between Thursday, August 28 to Sunday, August 31, 2014, while quantities last. Tickets will be distributed at the booth on a first come, first serve basis when the show floor opens to the public. Quantities will be limited per day and only one LEGO® FAN EXPO Canada™ Exclusive per customer per day. A valid ticket will be required for purchase.
For a chance to win one before the show, please check out http://fanexpocanada.com/contests/ for more details!
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