We may have just had a mother lode of new sets released this past week to kick off 2016, but that’s not all for the January 2016 LEGO sets hitting stores! There’s something for those who prefer small sets and impulse buys as well, as the long-awaited LEGO Creator Tiger 30285 Polybag and the new LEGO City Sports Car 30349 sets are now finally arriving in stores!
Priced at $3.99 at Toys R Us stores for a set containing 73 pieces, the LEGO Tiger is definitely a solid buy value-wise. And frankly, it’s also gosh-darn cute, so I expect the set to sel out of stores pretty quickly. Grab one early if you know that you definitely want it.
Likewise priced at $3.99, this set contains 47 pieces. Considering that collectible minifigures tend to retail for $3.99 each by themselves, it’s a pretty sweet deal to get this minifigure and a little brick-built blue race car (and a brickbuilt traffic light) for the same price of just under four bucks.
The blue sports car is obviously a little big bare-bones, seeing as how it costs $4 and is composed of just around three dozen pieces, but I do think that it has a certain charm to it and will be a hit with both polybag collectors and young children who just want to pick up a cheap, easy-to-build set.
Big thanks to John C. for sending in the photos of the Blue Sports Car 30349, as my local Target store has the shelf tags up for the set, but has yet to actually get this Valentine’s Day seasonal section set into stock.
The 30285 Tiger and 30349 Sports Car sets are now available in the United States at Toys R Us and Target stores, respectively, and are retailing for $3.99 at both chains. Toys R Us polybags sometimes last many months in-stock and sometimes sell out in just a week or two, so we’ll see how quickly the LEGO Tiger goes extinct from stores (but I’ve a hunch it will be fast).
What do you think of the latest two polybags to show up in stores this winter, brick fans? Are you planning on picking up (or have you already picked up) either of these sets, or are you saving your pennies for bigger and better brick sets?