LEGO Set #40139
This is a promotional set available during the holiday season at LEGO Stores. It’s a limited 2015 edition and will likely run out soon. To get one, you have to spend over $99 at a LEGO Store or by ordering online from LEGO. The promotion kicks off November 27th for Black Friday, or rather “Brick” Friday.
This last Friday was a special VIP day at LEGO Stores with double points and early access to the Gingerbread House promotional set. I picked up a couple of Jurassic World sets and a Pirate set to bring my total over $99 to qualify for the free Gingerbread House. I was excited to put it together and add to my holiday LEGO decor.
It’s a little more complicated than you would expect. Lots of little pieces that can be time-consuming. The base also seemed to lack enough support in my opinion. It seemed like it would easily break apart as I fastened other parts of the house.
Once completed, you have a quaint little Gingerbread House. And it is little. Check out the Boba Fett for scale.
This set doesn’t come with any minifigures, but it’s understandable since it’s not minifigure scale. That is probably a big bummer to many collectors, but easily fixed with a few extra pieces. On the plus side, it is a very nice-looking house with lots of great candy pieces. There are about 10 swirled top pieces and a few bubbles/ice cream ones. The color palette is interesting too with a lot of colors you don’t see that often. And you get a pie, which is awesome! There’s also a strawberry printed round piece that I’ve never seen before. You get one used in the set and there’s one provided as an extra.
For a free set, there’s nothing really to complain about. I wouldn’t spend the $30 or so asking price on eBay and the like, though. It’s a cute decoration, but probably not very useful or playable because of its tiny size. There are some nice pieces provided in the set, though.
Recommended Ages: 7+
Time to Complete: 50 minutes
Price: Not available for retail sale, but listed around $30-40 on Amazon
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