LEGO sales & deals ahead of Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 [News]

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, retailers are discounting LEGO sets ahead of the even bigger deals waiting in the wings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’ll bring you all the sales & deals as we learn about them, but in the meantime here are a few highlights of LEGO on sale right now.

71006 The Simpsons House is 20% or $40 off at $159.88.

71006 The Simpsons House

Many of the 2016 and early 2017 Star Wars sets we’ve highlighted as on sale a couple times remain heavily discounted, but don’t expect them to last much longer, despite the vastness of Amazon’s warehouses.

75104 Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle is 33% off at $79.99.

75154 TIE Striker is still 30% off at $48.99.

The discount on 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle has increased to 30% off, bringing it down below $70.

Some of the sets from The LEGO Batman Movie are also discounted, including 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator, which is 31% off at $48.49.

70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator

The NEXO Knights set 70352 Jestro’s Headquarters is 44% off, bringing the $90 set under $50.

70352 Jestro's Headquarters

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Prepare for winter by building your own LEGO snowcat [Instructions]

Winter is coming! Well, unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere of course. I’m thinking about those cold, frosty mornings; wearing hats and scarves; Chris McVeigh’s annual Christmas decoration builds; and snow. de-marco has been building a lovely collection of minifigure-scale vehicles, and we thought a snowcat tracked vehicle would be perfect for the coming season.

Snowcat

The instructional video can be seen below and de-marco has created a list of parts required to build your own snowcat.

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Harvesting the worlds of space

The end of the annual SHIPtember build challenge need not portend the end to excellent large-scale LEGO spaceships. Rat Dude also proves that gray need not be the only utilitarian color for LEGO spaceships with the Yaga Ni’Kurwa in gorgeous blue and brown. The spots of red, orange, and yellow certainly add visual interest, but the designs are actually quite complex — particularly the sheaf of wheat indicating the vessel’s role in interstellar agribusiness.

Yaga Ni'Kurwa by Rat Dude on Flickr

It’s unfortunate that the builder has only posted this one photo — I want to see the massive engines on the back that power this grain freighter through the stars.

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Take part in the new LEGO Ideas logo contest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project [News]

Next year, the LEGO Ideas project, which was originally launched in Japan as LEGO CUUSOO, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the milestone, the team has invited builders to take part in a contest to build your own version of the LEGO Ideas logo. You can either base your new version on the official one below, or completely re-imagine it. The best entries will be featured on the LEGO Ideas Facebook page to celebrate the anniversary, and the best of the best could win some very cool prizes.

LEGO Ideas logo contest

Entries can be both built with real LEGO bricks or digitally designed with building software like LEGO Digital Designer. Note that your entry must be cool and original, relevant to the theme of the LEGO Ideas and feature some of the best uses of LEGO elements.

The grand prize consists of six LEGO Ideas sets — 21306 Yellow Submarine, 21307 Caterham Super Seven, 21308 Adventure Time, 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, 21310 Old Fishing Store, and 21312 Women of NASA, all signed by LEGO designers. The runner-up will get a couple of NASA-themed sets — 21309 LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V and 21312 Women of NASA.

Grand Prize

The entry deadline is December 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EST. A time zone converter won’t let you miss the deadline. Complete rules and requirements can be found on the contest’s official page.

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