Thursday, November 19, 2015

Exclusive Offers from LEGO! November 21, 2015

Lego just released their advert for their promotional offers valid online and in store for November 21, 2015. These offers are exclusively for VIP members. I suspect that there may also be select items on sale, although they were not published in the ad. The offers include free shipping with every order, double VIP points on every order, and a free gingerbread house with orders over $99.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ferris Wheel 10247

I recently purchased to LEGO Creator Expert Ferris Wheel 10247 from LEGO S@H during their October Double VIP points promotion. The set was back-ordered, but it arrived a few days ago and I couldn't wait to build it. First off the box itself is massive. You can tell its size by looking at the green base plates at the bottom of the picture.

At 2464 pieces, it is the biggest LEGO set I have ever owned. Once dumped out, the pile of pieces was simply massive.

I quickly got to work building and was finished with the first set of bags in no time!

The set occupies a 48 x 48 stud footprint, so it is easy to fit into the rest of the city. Pretty soon, I had completed the support towers.

The actual wheel was my least favorite part of the built due to its repetition. However, I powered through and finished it.

Look in the coming weeks for a completed version that is placed in my LEGO city!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pick-A-Brick Cup Tips

I was recently at the LEGO store in Woodfield Mall, Illinois, and picked up several pick-a-brick cups. This is, of course, the first part of the store I go to whenever I enter. I spent quite a bit of time packing the cups with as much bricks as they could fit. Once I got home, I was amazed at how many bricks I was actually able to fit into the cups.

This is the large pick-a-brick cup. It currently retails for $15.99 in the United States.

As you can see, I mainly stacked it full of 4x4 plates and 1x4 reddish brown tiles.

All of these bricks came from that one large cup. This was quite the value, in my opinion!

Now, on to the small cup. It costs $8.99 in the United States.

Once again, the majority of the cup consists of 4x4 plates. I did throw in a few other interesting pieces.

After all of the plates were removed, I still had half of the cup full of bricks!

This was almost more impressive than the large cup! All of these bricks fit in the small cup for only $8.99. In my opinion, this is currently the best deal at the LEGO Store.