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…
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…
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!
The 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.)
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!
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).
What 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?