As mentioned previously, the latest gift with purchase is 40361 Olaf's Traveling Sleigh, available with purchases of over $50 of Frozen or Frozen II sets.
There's been many comments about how expensive the Frozen II sets are; let's take a look to see if this GWP can mitigate the sting of those prices a bit.
The set is exactly what the name suggests; a sleigh that's outfitted for transporting goods, apparently for a Christmas holiday celebration. Knowing nothing about the film, one would hazard a guess that a Christmas celebration is included, and Olaf has been entrusted with delivering presents and the Christmas tree.
Our minifigure/snowman in the set is Olaf, the lovable snowman who was inadvertently brought to life in the original movie. He's quite an endearing and popular character and I'm happy to see that he'll be in the new film. This version of Olaf is new this year. I wish there was some colour around his mouth, however it does make sense that it's white considering he is, after all, a snowman. I particularly like the printing on his body of blue metallic snowflakes.
Olaf's sleigh has two cars. The first is the larger car with two sets of runners. It has space for Olaf to ride, a storage box with skis and ski poles, and a raised compartment in the back for a present. The pieces for the present are new this year, though I find them very reminiscent of gift boxes used in Friends sets of the past few years. There is actually a present inside - in true Friends fashion, it's a hair bow! The lantern on the front of the sleigh in warm gold is also new this year.
There's a possibility to be creative - if you remove the present from this part of the sleigh, there's a foot plate in medium lavender that would allow for a minidoll (perhaps Anna or Elsa?) to go for a sleigh ride along with Olaf.
The second sleigh car carries some very important cargo - a Christmas tree. There's been a number of different renditions of Christmas trees over the years, and I think this is quite an elegant effort. I like the use of the sloped pieces for the upper branches of the tree and the 1x1 round plates and transparent red and blue look perfect for the ornaments. Similarly, the blue jewel piece looks great on the top of the tree. The two sleigh cars are connectedby a warm gold chain.
This is a charming little set. Olaf is a popular character, and this is a build that will lend itself for a lot of play. Considering the number of smaller parts there are also a sizable number of extras included. This set would work well in a holiday setting - I plan on including it in my Winter Village display when I assemble it a little later this year.
For those Frozen fans - or those who have children who are Frozen fans - this may well be worth planning a purchase in the next several days in order to get this promotion, and could even be considered a nice bonus. If you're not quite as motivated, however, even with including this set, I'm not sure it quite offsets the price of the Frozen II sets.
Many thanks to The LEGO Group for providing a copy of this set for review. All opinions expressed are mine.