December 2014 LEGO Store Calendar Free Promos & Events!

December 2014 LEGO Store Calendar

It seems rather sacrilegious to be jumping forward and talking about Christmas and the holidays on Halloween, but it’s the last day of the month, and that can mean only one thing: the newest LEGO Store monthly calendar has been released! And it’s the final calendar of the year–the December 2014 LEGO Store Calendar has arrived!

But while December is the biggest shopping month of the year at the LEGO Stores and this is the final LEGO Store Calendar of 2014, don’t expect it to be rife with deals–LEGO unfortunately did not save the best for last…

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LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid Trooper Carrier 75086 Set Preview!

75086 LEGO Battle Droid Troop Carrier 75086 Box

In 2015, after having the spotlight shone brightly on them for the past several years, the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy movies will finally be getting a bit of a break from LEGO. While we’ve had a plethora of LEGO Star Wars sets based on the prequel trilogy movies in the last few years, encompassing almost every major vehicle seen in the Star Wars Episodes I-III. But while the prequels are being mostly phased out next year, there are a few stragglers still on the way–including the Battle Droid packed LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid Troop Carrier 75086!

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LEGO Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport 75078 2015 Set!

2015 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport 75078 Set Box

Let’s face it–not every vehicle in the Star Wars universe is entirely realistic. But there are some Star Wars vehicles that go beyond being a bit far-fetched to all-out ludicrous. One of these existed outside continuity for over 30 years as a Kenner toy: the Imperial Troop Transport. Astonishing everyone, Pablo Hidalgo announced at NYCC 2013 the Imperial Troop Transport would be entering the official canon as part of Rebels. And in 2015, it enters the LEGO world: it’s the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport 75078!

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75079 LEGO Star Wars 2015 Shadow Troopers Set Preview!

LEGO Star Wars Shadow Troopers 75079 Set Box

2014 was a tough year for the Star Wars Expanded Universe, with Disney wiping virtually ever Star Wars book and video game ever out of Star Wars continuity. That broke a lot of hearts and left a lot of characters out of a job. But LEGO is coming to the rescue as the new best friend of out-of-continuity characters in 2015, with a variety of LEGO Star Wars Expanded Universe sets. Continuing our look at the Winter 2015 LEGO Star Wars sets, it’s the 75079 LEGO Star Wars Shadow Troopers set!

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Bricktober LEGO 40183 Town Hall Mini Modular Set Released!

40183 LEGO Town Hall Bricktober 2014 Set

It’s been fun while it lasted, but the Toys R Us 2014 LEGO Bricktober event comes to a close this week! Along with the very popular LEGO Bat Signal build event that took place a couple weekends ago, Bricktober 2014 has been headlined by a different LEGO Mini Modular Building being given out each week. If you’ve missed any or all of the previous sets they’re available for sale online, but the fourth and final Bricktober 2014 set is now available free with a qualifying purchase at Toys R Us: the 40183 LEGO Town Hall!

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2015 LEGO Star Wars Senate Commando Troopers 75088 Set!

2015 LEGO Star Wars Senate Commando Troopers 75088 Box

Earlier today I talked about one of the two LEGO Clone Wars-specific sets coming to stores in January 2015–the LEGO Star Wars Geonosis Troopers 75089. But the Republic is mighty and well-manned, so the Geonosis Troopers minifigures won’t be coming alone! Fans have been asking for another crack at the LEGO Senate Commando minifigures for years, and they’ll get it soon: the LEGO Star Wars Senate Commando Troopers 75088 set charges into battle in winter 2015!

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Orange LEGO Storage Brick & T-Shirt Target Exclusive Set!

Orange LEGO Storage Brick & T-Shirt Special Edition Set

I wandered into Target this morning to pick up some Rotel and Velveeta to make into queso and gorge myself on, when I unexpectedly stumbled across the rarest of the rare: an exclusive LEGO item that I didn’t even know was coming to stores! This particular item is likely only for the most hardcore collectors, parents shopping for holiday gifts for kids–and those who have a crazy “thing” for the color orange like me: the limited Target exclusive orange LEGO Storage Brick and T-Shirt set has now been released!

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LEGO Star Wars 2015 Geonosis Troopers 75089 Set Photos Preview

75089 LEGO Star Wars Geonosis Troopers Box

It was nice to have a brief respite after weeks of rapid-fire LEGO 2015 sets being revealed, but now it’s time to dig back in and continue looking at the 2015 LEGO sets coming this winter! First up, let’s take a look at one of the ever-popular LEGO Star Wars Battle Packs. Not only will we be getting a new entry in the beloved line of Clone Trooper army-builder packs next year, but the set will also include an AT-RT with an all-new gimmick: the multi-stud shooter! It’s the LEGO Star Wars 2015 Geonosis Troopers 75089 set!

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LEGO 2014 Holiday Promo Set 2 Ice Skating 40107 Revealed!

40107 LEGO 2014 Holiday Promo Set 2 Ice Skating

If you’ve been trembling with anticipation for the eventual debut of the 2014 LEGO Holiday Promo Set 2 of 2 (like me!), you can cease jittering, LEGO fans! While LEGO almost certainly didn’t mean to let the cat out of the bag just yet, the Polish LEGO Store accidentally shipped out the second LEGO 2014 Holiday Promo set to some customers last week. We’ve had to wait longer than I’d have liked, but at last it can be seen: the 40107 LEGO Ice Skating Exclusive Holiday Promo Set has now been revealed!

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LEGO Star Wars 2015 Anakin’s Custom Jedi Starfighter 75087!

2015 LEGO Star Wars Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter

The now-defunct Star Wars Expanded Universe lives on in LEGO form! Regardless of the fact that other companies are shying away from Star Wars stories that have been non-canonical since Disney took over, LEGO is boldly rushing forward with sets from throughout Star Wars history (and from events that have been stricken from its history!). The latest of the LEGO Star Wars 2015 sets to revisit a now extra-fictional fictional event in Star Wars history is 75087 LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Custom Jedi Starfighter!

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LEGO Bat Signal Toys R Us Exclusive Bricktober Build!

LEGO Bricktober Bat-Signal Build Poster

Toys R Us has been working hard to lure LEGO customers in their stores all month long with their exclusive Mini Modular Building LEGO Bricktober 2014 free promo giveaways, and now they’ve got another big event planned to drive in buyers this weekend–a totally free Bricktober Build! With LEGO Batman mania at a fever pitch after The LEGO Movie and with LEGO Batman 3 set to hit stores in under a month, Toys R Us is ready to cash in with a free LEGO Bat Signal set build this weekend!

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NYCC 2014 LEGO Bionicle Exclusive Tahu Mask (Clear) Photos!

Close-Up of New York Comic Con Bionicle Tahu Mask Exclusive Clear

I’m back from the big city, and I didn’t come back from New York Comic Con 2014 empty-handed! Although LEGO didn’t show off any new products other than the first LEGO Bionicle 2014 sets at NYCC 2014 (and didn’t bring anything to sell–period), LEGO did have one very cool item available for LEGO collectors: the NYCC 2014 LEGO Bionicle Exclusive Tahu Mask! LEGO was only giving out a few hundred clear Tahu Masks per day (resulting in the NYCC 2014 Bionicle masks selling for $40-$100 online), but I was lucky enough to snag one for my collection and to take hi-res photos of…

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NYCC 2014 LEGO Booth Photos! (LEGO Bionicle 2015)

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LEGO didn’t issue their usual press release advertising their presence at New York Comic Con 2014, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from the NYCC 2014 LEGO booth. As it turned out, LEGO decided to forgo their usual “NYCC 2014 LEGO Store”-style booth at the show entirely, opting for a booth totally devoted to promoting the LEGO Bionicle 2015 sets and theme instead…

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LEGO Rocket Raccoon Minifigure Polybag 5002145 Revealed!

LEGO Rocket Raccoon Polybag 5002145 Set

Way back in July, I was scandalized when LEGO decided to make the LEGO Rocket Raccoon Warbird set a SDCC 2014 exclusive. I wasn’t thrilled about it, but I ended up dropping $100+ for that SDCC 2014 LEGO Rocket Raccoon set so that I could have a complete Rocket Raccoon shrine (I’m not kidding). Now I somewhat regret that decision, because I overpaid by at least $95 to get that LEGO Rocket Raccoon minifigure–because a Toys R Us exclusive Rocket Raccoon polybag with the same Rocket has now turned up online!

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LEGO Star Wars 2015 TIE Advanced Prototype 75082 Set Preview!

75082 TIE Advanced Prototype Box

It seems like a dozen or more new LEGO sets are being revealed every day now (because they are!), which is making it tough to keep up with the onslaught of of news. So even though it was revealed a few days ago, now, let’s stop and take a look at another one of the LEGO Star Wars 2015 sets coming our way in January. The 2015 LEGO Star Wars TIE Advanced Prototype 75082 is obviously pretty reminiscent of Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter, but not only does it has some unique design elements that actually make me like this prototype more than the final version, it has the first-ever LEGO Inquisitor Minifigure!

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