So its that time again when the information starts to filter out on the next LEGO online shop calendar. July is almost upon us and now is the time to start saving for LEGO’s August offerings.
August 2016 is shaping up to be an interesting month with something for all ages spread throughout. Whether its Adult (AFOL) collectors, Junior or Disney fanatics August shouldn’t disappoint.
Firstly no one has been sure since the first leaks a few months ago, but LEGO has now confirmed the date and offer around the much talked about LEGO Creator Mini London Bus. Fresh off the news/release of LEGO 10253 Big Ben (01 July 2016), it may be worth considering holding back and ordering in August to grab the Mini London Bus. Of course if your in the UK maybe its too late with the pound pretty much worthless after Brexit (prices may be higher by August)!
Back to the Mini Bus the detail looks superb and really captures the quintessential London Double Decker (a must for those AFOLs creating their own little piece of London).
For all those Disney fans looks like Olaf is going to make an appearance again for Disney brand purchases. For us lucky Australians (or not) we’ve already had the opportunity to grab this little dude back in January 2016 (I think unique to our region / Nexus knight giveaway for the US).
That reminds me – It’s worth noting that the calendar highlighted is for the US region, so there is a chance we may have something different on offer for Australia.
Lastly the other main point of interest to raise is that there is a fair amount of chatter that the August 17-31 VIP early release will be the LEGO Cinderella’s Castle 71040 set. This will definitely get the Disney Brigade mobilized (my wife included).
To finish the reverse of the calendar give us the usual summary of what is on offer and a high level guide to new sets being released.