March 2017 LEGO Store Calendar! Free Promos & Building Events!

My apologies for the lack of updates lately, but it’s been a slow start to the year for LEGO news. That said, things are about to get really busy, as I’m now gearing up for the largest number of reveals of the year from TLG at New York Toy Fair 2017 next week! But before I pack my bags and head out to NYC, let’s look past that event and into next month with the March 2017 LEGO Store Calendar! We’ve had some pretty thrilling months at the LEGO Stores lately–but March 2017 sadly may not be one of them…

March 2017 LEGO Store Calendar Front

TLG really impressed me with the strength and variety of their free promotions and building events at the LEGO Stores for the past several months, but it looks like that streak comes to a grinding halt this March.

While next month’s calendar brings us two free promo sets and two brand new building events, they’re not exactly ones that I’m giddy over, and I foresee a lot of other collectors also being a little underwhelmed by the offerings…

Free LEGO City Police Helicopter 30351 Set PromoThe main promo on the March 2017 Calendar is for the free LEGO City Police Helicopter 30351. This polybag set will be free with any purchase of $35 or more from March 1st to March 15th 2017.

I know what you’re thinking: “Haven’t we already had that helicopter?” But no–while we have had a free City Helicopter promo in the last few years, this is actually an all-new one. I’m not exactly excited about this new version, but if you missed the previous one, you might be!

LEGO Store Free My First Fish Duplo PromoThe other polybag promotion for the month is even less likely to excite adult collectors, though: a free DUPLO My First Fish set from March 16th-31st with any DUPLO purchase. It’s… colorful? (But not really for me. Haha.)

Double LEGO VIP Points March 2017 LEGO StoresOne promotion that I think plenty of AFOLs will be ecstatic about, however, is the return of Double VIP Points from March 6th to 16th 2017! But what to use those points on? Hmmn…

New LEGO Sets March 2017 Release USLuckily, the back of the calendar confirms that the new wave of 2017 LEGO Star Wars, Marvel and Minecraft sets are all due out in March–just in time to buy them and earn double points! Huzzah!!

March 2017 LEGO Stores VIP Early Access SetsAnd as soon as Double Points end, VIPs get early access to new exclusive LEGO sets (note the plural) until the end of the month.

One of those sets is almost certainly the new LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean ship, but what could the other(s) be…? Perhaps something from the Ideas theme? We’ll have to wait and see!

March 2017 LEGO Platypus Mini Monthly Model Build

Finally, on the freebie building event front, there are two different VIP Building Events planned for March: the March 2017 Mini Model Build (March 7th and 8th) and a special Beauty and the Beast Building Event (March 4th and 11th).

The monthly model build is a duck-billed platypus this month, which turns out to look far cuter than I ever thought a duck-billed platypus could.

I’m less enthusiastic about the Beauty and the Beast Castle, though, which honestly reminds me more of something from Agrabah than from Beauty and the Beast. Luckily, I need not apply anyway, as the event is only for children (as usual).

LEGO Store March 2017 Calendar BackLEGO Store March 2017 Calendar BackWhat do to think of the LEGO Store March 2017 Calendar, brick fans? Is there anything on this calendar that’s getting you psyched for next month, or are you not feeling motivated to travel out to your local brick store in March?

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March 2017 LEGO Store Calendar! Free Promos & Building Events! — 2 Comments

  1. Double VIP points on Assembly Swuare is a good thing. Don’t need any more police helicopters thank you.

  2. Also, Classic $5-6 boxed for those wanting parts packs and Speed Champions racing to stores as well!