June 2019 LEGO® Haul!!!
Another month has come to an end, meaning that it is time for a new LEGO® haul post! I already posted at the beginning of the month about my first LEGO® Ambassador Network (LAN) shipment, so I won’t rehash that here (but, you can click here if you are interested in reading about it). Today, we will focus on the sets that I acquired on my own, independent of the LAN. It was a good month in terms of rare stuff. I went to Atlanta, and I was able to pick up the new City space Minifigure pack in advance of its actual release (click here for more about my Atlanta experience). I also got the Bean There, Donut That set, which is not available in Canada (click here for my review of that set). But, the real prize was scoring the Temple of Airjitzu.
As many of you know, the Temple of Airjitzu was retired from the Canadian market in 2017. Back then, my LEGO® city did not have a Ninjago District. I hummed-and-hawed about this set for a long time. But, it didn’t fit my city plan at the time, so I let the Temple of Airjitzu slip through my fingers into retirement. I have regretted that hugely ever since. I have occasionally checked the secondary markets for this set, but I remain unwilling to pay exorbitant prices for retired sets. Then, on June 7, as I was writing my weekly Canadian LEGO® Deals post, the clouds parted and the heavens shined down upon me. There, on Amazon, were three Temple of Airjitzu sets up for grabs. Not only that, they were 20% cheaper than the original market price.
Without a second guess, I ordered one of the available sets. I promptly posted an affiliate link onto my Facebook and Twitter feeds in the hopes that I could help someone out there to also realize their Temple of Airjitzu dreams (and at least one of you let me know that it worked). I then spent the next few days thinking it was all too good to be true. I kept thinking it must have been a mistake in the system, and that at any moment I would get a notice from Amazon saying my purchase was being refunded. But, sure enough, the shipment confirmation came, and then the box arrived at my door. My best guess is that these three sets were just misplaced somewhere in Amazon’s warehouses, and they found them recently (the thick layer of dust on the box when I got it suggests this might be true). Whatever it was, I am thrilled.
Next up, I bought myself a gift. My birthday passed recently, so using some birthday donations, I picked up the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. I have been really excited about this set since the press release. I got the free patch along with it. Sadly, this month’s freebie was all out of stock when I finally managed to go to the LEGO® Store, so I didn’t get the Rocket Ride as well.
While at the LEGO® Store, I also noted that the Build-a-Mini station had been updated. I got some interesting parts. There was a blonde version of the female police officer hair (from the Barbara Gordon Minifig in wave 1 of the LEGO® Batman Movie series), an orange version of the “Trendsetter” Minifigure hair (from series 10), and a blonde version of the Spooky Girl hair (from series 12). There was also a baseball jersey that comes with a baseball mitt in place of the usual Minifigure hand, a mermaid torso and fish tail, and a pair of cutoff jean-shorts.
So, there you have it, this month’s haul. As always, I would love to hear about your own purchases and thoughts in the comments below. If you like the content at True North Bricks, it would be great if you followed me here on WordPress (click the “follow” option in the menu at the bottom of the page), Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter for regular updates. You can also support True North Bricks by making your LEGO® (and other) purchases using the links in the menu to the right. These affiliate links earn me a little commission at no extra cost to you, which helps manage the costs of running this site. Thanks for your support!
Until next time,