The month isn’t even over and I have already made a substantial June 2022 Haul. How could I resist? The build-a-mini (BAM) tower was stocked with new parts. Additionally, the LEGO® Group dropped an amazing gift-with-purchase (GWP). This GWP featured a throwback to the beloved Castles theme of my youth. Of course, I had to get one. Consequently, I ended up dropping more cash this month than I intended. However, I remain excited by these acquisitions. Interestingly, were not purchased for the sets themselves… Rather, they were purchased for the parts contained within.
Firstly, I bought a lot of BAM minifigs. I detailed those in another post, so I will not go over them again here. Suffice to say, I went a little crazy. I bought them at the LEGO® Store in Ottawa. Sadly, my local store near Montreal does not update its BAM tower very often. Consequently, I made the trip to Ottawa. While there, I noticed the LEGO® Art Mickey Mouse set was on sale. Truthfully, I have no interest in Mickey Mouse. I wanted the Art kit bricks. I have a couple of ideas for MOC projects, and I need to build up my stock of Art theme pieces to complete them. I’m going to leave you guessing what those projects will be for now. However, you won’t have to wait too long. The first reveal is coming soon… Here’s a hint: I needed lots of black, white, and red.
I bought some LEGO® Art sets for parts.
My second trip to the LEGO® Store was on June 15. That was release day for Forest Hideout (40567). As many of you know, this GWP is a remake of a 1988 set using more modern bricks. I did not own this set as a kid, but I remember it. Incidentally, I could not wait to make my earlier BAM purchase because I had to go to Ottawa to do it. I could only go to Ottawa on the weekend, and Forest Hideout released on a Wednesday. What was I to do? I had no choice but to go back to the LEGO® Store 😉 . I earned a couple of other GWPs in the process. Namely Aston Martin and Animal Free Builds polybags.
I was a KFOL Castles fan, so I had to get Forest Hideout!
In order to earn my GWPs, I needed to spend a pretty penny. The threshold for Forest Hideout is $190 CAD. Consequently, I made another Art parts purchase. This time, I bought a kit featuring a variety of colors. I picked up Art Project (21226). Similar to Mickey Mouse, I am not interested in the set itself. I got more red parts here, but also yellow. Yellow is also crucial to my first Art project… but I digress. To meet the purchase threshold I also tacked on the new City Mars Spacecraft Exploration Missions set. Krista wrote an amazing review of the set already. However, I also want to try the story build concept… and I love space sets.
Now, I have to try an be good for the rest of the month. Luckily, with my May and June hauls adding to my pile of shame, I have a lot to keep me busy. I am currently working on two custom creations as well, including the first Art project I’ve been alluding to in this article. Did you make a June 2022 haul to get yourself Forest Hideout? Or perhaps you bought something for another reason? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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