Month: Apr 2019

LEGO Certified Stores May 2019 Store Calendar – by Bricks World

In the May 2019 edition, we are pleased to welcome a few exciting new arrivals and Gift-with-Purchase promotion for Star Wars Day!

May 2019 New Arrivals

1. LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 2

Available from May of 18 characters. $6.50 per blind bag or $390 for box of 60.

2. LEGO 80103 Dragon Boat Race set $84.90

Available from 1st May (online sales only), exclusive launch in Asia Pacific.

3. LEGO Star Wars 75244 Tantive IV $349.90

Available from 4th May onwards

Gift-with Purchases

4. FREE LEGO Duplo Create & Connect playbook with min. $50 spend on selected LEGO products.

Valid from 1st May till 30th June.

5. LEGO Storage Promotion

FREE LEGO Storage box with min. purchase of $60.

6. Star Wars Day Gift-with-Purchase

FREE Star Wars 40333 Battle of Hoth set with min. of $120 purchase of LEGO Star Wars products.

Valid from 3rd May to 31st May. While stocks last.

LEGO Monthly Build Activity

Exclusively for kids age 6-14, register your child’s interest via http://www.bricksworld.com/register for the session on 11 & 12th May.

Full Calendar:

[New LEGO Dragon Boat Race Set]

LEGO Singapore has just announced the upcoming 80103 Dragon Boat Race set featuring 2 dragon boats and a staggering 15 minifigures from 1st May 2019 at LEGO Certified Stores

SINGAPORE, 26th April 2019 – LEGO® Singapore has announced the arrival of the much-anticipated LEGO Dragon Boat Race set to arrive on our shores! Available from 1st May 2019 onwards, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race set is expected to be a splash with fans of the sport and LEGO enthusiasts alike.

As with the two Lunar New Year (LNY) themed sets that were released earlier this year, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race set is part of the new wave of Asian themed LEGO sets. Priced at SGD84.90, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race set is expected to fly off the shelves, similarly to the LEGO LNY sets which were sold out both online and in-store shortly after their release.

The Dragon Boat Festival, popularly known as theDuanwu Festival, is a cultural festival originating in China and occurring close to the summer solstice, around the end of May to mid-June. It commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan).

It is unofficially observed by the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Singapore. Two of the most widespread activities conducted during the festival are preparing and eating zongzi(traditional bamboo leaf-wrapped sticky rice dumplings) and racing dragon boats.

A dragon boat is a paddle boat that is traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and sizes. They usually have brightly decorated designs, with the front end shaped like open-mouthed dragons and the back end with a scaly tail. A sacred ceremony is performed before any competition in order to “bring the boat to life” by painting the eyes.

As with the LEGO LNY sets, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race Set is part of the Spring Festival series, as can be seen by the gold medallion featured on the upper right corner of the packaging.

The latest in the series will allow fans to recreate all the color and thrills of a Dragon Boat Festival and features two impressive dragon boats (one green and one red). Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, three minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small wheels underneath for racing.

There is also a dock which features a food stall with different elements including a pot, rice bucket, six cooked zongzi, two uncooked zongzi and a food sign. The dock is attached to a viewing area for spectators and the judge’s stand with steps, decorative elements and a trophy!

The set comes with 15 minifigures which are made up of two dragon boat helmsmen, six paddlers, two drummers, two spectators, a judge, a young boy and a stall keeper. The helmsmen and paddler minifigures are brand new additions to the LEGO minifigure family.

“Our LEGO Spring Festival series is instrumental in commemorating the rich culture and celebrations of the region, and we are very excited to launch the first ever Dragon Boat Race set in Singapore,” said Cesar Ridruejo, General Manager of LEGO Singapore and Malaysia.

“LEGO is committed to producing sets that are targeted especially to fans in the region, as well as children who will get a unique play experience that is deeply fundamental in culture,” she added.

Enblock – A LEGO Brick Convention 2019 Review

Happening from 19 – 21st April during the long Easter weekend, we take you on a photo tour at Singapore’s First Brick Convention happening in 2019 at Funan Showsuite (not to be confused with the New Funan which is yet to open).

The huge poster of the event greeted us upon arrival. Take note there is an entrance fee of SGD6.00 per adult and SGD4.00 for children 12 and below.

“Old School” Nostalgic display

While you are making payment for the entry ticket, begin your visual tour into the collection of some live size 1980-90′ builds including the Ice Kachang machine, orange pay phone, mahjong table, kopi shop breakfast set and more.

The first floor of the Convention includes a couple of large scale water theme display, moc train display and more.

Castle Builds – last seen in 2018 over at Raffles City

Train lover area

More on the 1st floor

Bazaar area – To satisfy your retail therapy

Custom LEGO water colour portrait by Trivialities

Custom printing by Minifiglabs

Stairway MOC display

This is one of the most fascinating section as many visitors stopped in between the steps to admire the XXL rollercoaster and rotating ferris wheel in action alongside with local and neighbour countries builder MOCs.

Able to recall the stretch of Tiong Bahru conserved flats here?

2nd Floor MOC exhibit

And finally after ascending the massive stairway we are now up on the 2nd level with some lovely architecture, Star Wars, Mecha and various theme moc builds.

Architecture Zone

Miniature vehicle builds by Gerald Cacas

Replica of SkyTerrace @Dawson estate (SCDA architect) by Matthew Fam

Replica or iconic corner shophouse at the junction of Keong Saik and Teck Lim Road now the home of Potato Head restaurant (former 东亚 eating house) by Andy Goh.

A miniature CBD LEGO plan by Gavin Foo

Heartlands by Kenneth Chen

Green Zone cluster

An unusual section with Minfigures artpiece, anime and overwatch theme builds and more.

Spaceman by Evan Chang

Train to Busan by Evan Chang & Wong Chee Keen

Skemish at Junkertown! by Jem Tan and Ivan Ho

Military builds by our local Eric Ong (for all the Boys to Men fans)

Last but not least Gundam by Eugene Tan

Star Wars section

Apart from the stairway display, there is another cluster of Star Wars builds over at 2nd floor

Invasion of the BB-8s by Handoko Setyawan

Harry Potter Mania

Brick Mecha Division by Freddy Tan, Kelvin Low and Benjamin Cheh

Last but not least the replica of the upcoming FUNAN opening soon in June 2019 – commissioned by Capital land and build by Eugene Tan and Xylvie Wong.

Awesome LEGO MOC Series – Boulevard Station

It’s been 12 years since the very First LEGO modular building (Cafe Corner) was brought to us in 2007, we have seen fire brigade, apartment, garage, cafe, emporium but never a train station set that many were looking forward to.
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Thanks to the builder here we have it in the form of this “145 Boulevard Station” featuring elevated train track with enough details such as News stand to wow you over.

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There’s even space for 6 lovable minifigures but we were left wondering…
Just when the train will be arriving?

 

Builder: Bricky_Brick
Via: http://bit.ly/SGbricksclub_boulvldstn

 

April 2019 LEGO Certified Stores Calendar – by Bricks World

LEGO return with a vengeance this April with a month long new releases and promotions awaiting us!

Beginning 1st April

1. LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie $149.90

2. LEGO new releases for Marvel Avengers End Games movie & Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets from 1st April

3. Exclusive NASA Bundle @ $188

Featuring LEGO Ideas 21309 & 21312

4. Other new arrivals in April

The highly talked about Minifigure Ceramic Mug is now available at $24.90

From 5th April

5. April Gift-With-Purchase

Get your FREE Chicken Skater Pod with minimum spend of $70 on any LEGO products exclusively at LEGO Certified Stores valid from 5th to 22nd April. While stocks last.

6. Monthly Mini Build Event

Register your child (Age 6-14) interest for the build-and-take-home event on 13 & 14 April.

7. Gift-with-Purchase #2

Get your FREE LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower polybag with minimum purchase of $120 from 19 April – 31 May while stocks last.

Full store calendar: