Closer look at the 60th anniversary set

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60 Years of the LEGO Brick

60 Years of the LEGO Brick

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LEGO has just published images of 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick that's a gift with purchase in January, released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the filing of the LEGO brick patent in 1958.

View pictures of the four mini versions of classic sets 6399 Airport Shuttle, 375 Castle, 6285 Black Seas Barracuda and 928 Space Cruiser And Moonbase after the break.

In the USA it'll be available with purchases over $125 from 28 January. There's no word on availability in Europe yet but we'll keep you informed.

35 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Would have loved to get this, but an order of over $125? No chance.

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By in United Kingdom,

No printed tiles with set numbers/names? :(

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By in United States,

I'll get it for the ship and castle alone. Those two mini models look amazing!

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By in Serbia,

There are around 30 different sets that cost $125 or more still on the shelves - none of them are on your wanted list?

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By in United Kingdom,

RE: Sammael
Perhaps some of us cannot afford to spend $125 to get this.
Coson says he "would have loved" to get this. As would I.
But I personally don't have the money to fund a purchase.
My wanted list is just that - "wanted".
If I could afford them they would not be "wanted".

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By in United States,

I'll be buying the Downtown Diner to get this - it's perfect timing :)

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks like the castle actually opens up like the original!

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By in United Kingdom,

I’d love a re release of 928 in vintage style packaging, or an updated version. Sigh.

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By in Canada,

The timing is good to me, too. But with purchases over CAD125??? ((I could love the 75CAD limit much more.)) It is insane, but I think I'm going to buy some sets in February.

Otherwise, this is a great and unique set. And the desing of the box is so cool. I like it.

Will it include a booklet?
Similar like the 'Classic Spaceman Minifigure' has. https://brickset.com/sets/5002812-1/Classic-Spaceman-Minifigure

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By in United States,

this looks so cool--what to spend $125 on...

@Jackthenipper right there with ya!

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By in United States,

On the topic of price: this is why I get annoyed when people talk about these sets as if they're free. They're not. They're incentives to make large single purchases. I would much rather Lego offered them for sale for a limited time or allowed you to buy them with VIP points accumulated over several visits.

For those who can't afford to spend $125 on Lego in a month, all I can say is look out for stores having extras. As I understand it, they're allowed to put them on sale, but not for (IIRC) two months after the promotion ends.

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By in United States,

I love it, its awesome, but not for $125. I understand the incentive angle but why are there no cheaper incentives.

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By in United States,

This set looks great and I can’t wait to get it. Definitely have a few sets I still want over $125, so no problems there.

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By in United States,

The price point on these free sets are getting ridiculous

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By in United States,

I really like the BSB and Yellow Castle, but the others don't interest me as much. I don't think any of the parts are very rare so I'll probably be able to build them inexpensively with just a small Brickowl order.

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By in Sweden,

For those who can't afford the 125$, buy it on the secondary market. It's an incentive to buy lego from Lego, despite them generally being more expensive than it other online stores.

Lego is an expensive hobby. I've set myself a Lego monthly budget and it will take several months of Lego savings to get this promotion. I have to see if I need any more Lego after Christmas first. ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

$125 probably translates as roughly £100. I think I can manage that. I may need to cut it close with the deadline, but that train... so cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

This is awesome. I'll hold off a big purchase until they're available in the UK.

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By in United States,

I really like how they replicated the classic space landing pad and molded crater baseplates. So many good details in these.

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By in Germany,

Just awesome. And for those that consider the 125 USD limit steep, just look at the number of pieces you get. A standard set with over 400 pieces would normally translate to around 40 USD in value. For what you get, I think 125 USD (or the equivalent in GBP, EUR, etc.) is quite reasonable actually.

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By in Netherlands,

Like @SweSarah already mentioned: if a $125 / €125 / £100 purchase is too steep for people who still want to get this Anniversary set, then the alternative is to buy it through Bricklink, eBay, Craigslist, etc. There will surely be people who see this promo as a discount on their purchase by selling off the promo.

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By in United Kingdom,

Going to wait till available in UK, or at least till eBay is flooded with them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Or just get the instructions and build them from existing parts, or BL the parts.

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the look of these, does anyone know if the US offer will be mirrored in the UK/EU? I'll hold off my purchase of DD to get this if it's not.

To those saying this set isn't free how much is it then?

If I can buy a set (or sets) for over the threshold and get an extra £30ish set on top extra for no extra money how else can that set be described other than free I've not paid for it.

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By in Netherlands,

love it. Kinda sad I own only two of the pictured sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Maybe this is prelude to a very-welcome re-release of these sets...

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By in United States,

^Dream on!

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By in United States,

For those complaining about the $125 qualifying purchase limit...when was the last time you saw a promotional set with a piece count of 400+?

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By in United States,

I hope the Diner will still be in stock by Jan. 28th, and that I can hold onto my Christmas cash for that long. Free money always burns a LEGO brick sized hole in my pocket.

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By in Serbia,

We just had a promotion in November in the Belgrade LCS - they gave away LEGO Brand Retail Store set 40145 (413 pieces) for free with purchase of 10.000 RSD (about 85 EUR/100 USD).

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By in United Kingdom,

Intriguingly, the brickset entry says there are 42 images but only shows 7.

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By in Canada,

Should have been a little space logo on that blue slope on the front of the mini "Galaxy Explorer".

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By in Canada,

Who wants to buy this set if it won't be a "free gift"?
How much would like to/can you pay for it?
How much the value of this set?

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By in United States,

You don't have to get just one item. I go on and check the sets that are on sale and if there are things I am interested in then I buy whatever adds up to $125.
But to each his own.

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