Martian Manhunter Minifigure Available Now

The LEGO Super Heroes Martian Manhunter minifigure promotion is now live at the LEGO Shop. Just spend $75 online or at LEGO retail stores and you will be given the minifigure for free.

Getting to $75 won’t be hard since March has many new sets in Star Wars, Marvel Super Heroes and DC Super Heroes themes. Check the entire March 2014 calendar to see the rest of the deals this month.

Here are some sets to check out:

LEGO Super Heroes Martian Manhunter

Mattel Buys Mega Brands for $460M

Mattel announced today that they have purchased Mega Brands for $460M. As many of you know, Mega Brands makes the competing construction toy brand, Mega Bloks. The competition should heat up now that Mattel, the #1 toy company, is directly competing with LEGO, the #2 toy company.

Licensing will be a bigger area of competition now. In the past, LEGO has managed to get licenses that were previously affiliated with MEGA Bloks such as Disney, Pirates of the Carribean and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With the financial clout of Mattel, it’ll be harder for LEGO to make a play for future potential licenses. LEGO and Mattel are also both licensees of Disney Princess and DC Universe so we could see a fight when those contracts are up for renewal.

Mattel LogoMega Logo

Via Reuters

Preorder The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray & Legolas Polybag

Target has The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray with Legolas Greenleaf (30215) polybag for preorder now. This is currently the only way to get this polybag in the US right now. The combo package will cost $25.99.

Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

LEGO Shop April 2014 Calendar & Double VIP Points

The LEGO Shop April 2014 calendar has surfaced today. The biggest promotion for is double VIP points for the first half of April. The double VIP period is the best time to get LEGO exclusive sets since they’re rarely discounted. It’s effectively getting 10% back in store credit.

Also check out the March 2014 calendar to see how to get the Martian Manhunter minifigure. All promotions below can be combined.

April Promotions

  • Double VIP points from 4/1-4/15. Get $5 in store credit for every $50 you spend
  • Free LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Bakery Stand (30113) with any LEGO Friends purchase.
  • On April 1st, the free Monthly Mini Model Build is a helicopter.

April 2014 Double VIP Points

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LEGO Architecture Studio Back In Stock!

LEGO Architecture Studio Back In Stock!

The LEGO Shop has restocked LEGO Architecture Studio (21050) for $149.99! This set had been sold out for months and was feared to be permanently out of print. In that time, the price on eBay has skyrocketed. If you missed out on it the first time, this is your second chance to get it at retail price!

LEGO Architecture Studio

Preorder LEGO Star Wars & Super Heroes 2014 Sets at Amazon

Amazon has several new LEGO Star Wars & LEGO Super Heroes 2014 sets up for preorder at MSRP. These sets will be shipped on March 1st so it’s only a couple days from now.

LEGO Super Heroes
76010 Batman: The Penguin Face Off – $13

76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller – $50

76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist – $20

76016 Spider-Helicopter Rescue – $45

LEGO Star Wars
75034 Death Star Troopers – $13

75035 Kashyyk Troopers – $13

75036 Utapau Troopers – $13

75037 Battle on Saleucami – $15

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LEGO CUUSOO Project: ALA-N

Brent Waller of LEGO CUUSOO Ghostbusters (21108) fame is attempting to get another project to 10,000 supporters. He has created a new video for his ALA-N: Astronautical Lunar Android 9 project. ALA-N is a giant mech that’s modeled after the early minifigure space occupation. If you want to help make this set a reality, vote for it on the LEGO CUUSOO site.

ALA-N on CUUSOO

ALA-N ProfileALA-N Back LeftALA-N Back Right

LEGO Hero Factory Polybag Discovered

Brickset has an image of a new LEGO Hero Factory polybag set. LEGO Hero Factory Mini-Mech (40116) is a 31 piece set that features the BREEZ minifigure sitting in a small mech. This should eventually be the cheapest way to get a hold of the new Hero Factory minifigure introduced this year.

LEGO Hero Factory 40116

LEGO Minifigure Graduation Set Discovered

Flickr user AC Pin has discovered LEGO Minifigure Graduation Set at a LEGO retail store. It features a graduate minifigure in a gown standing next to a podium. It can be used as a cake topper just like LEGO Minifigure Birthday Set (850791) and LEGO Minifigure Wedding Favor Set (853340). The pricing should be $9.99 but it’s not confirmed yet.

Graduation set

Via The Brick Fan

LEGO Legends of Chima Minifigure Pack

LEGO has made it easier to get several minifigures in the new LEGO Legends of Chima Minifigure Accessory Set (850910). This minifigure pack comes with Crug, Grumlo, Longtooth & Wilhurt. Grumlo was previously only available in Gorzan’s Gorilla Striker (70008) and the cheapest set Wilhurt came in was Equila’s Ultra Striker (70013).

You can purchase this minifigure pack now at the LEGO Shop or LEGO retail stores for $14.99.