January 2023 Promotions

Happy New Year, fellow LEGO® fans! As we all know, the first day of the year is a major shopping day for AFOLs. Despite the exorbitant amounts we’ve all spent since Black Friday deals in November, the first day of the year always brings one of the biggest release days for new sets in the LEGO® calendar. We’ve covered a number of those sets in previous articles. To sweeten the deal, the LEGO® Group also offers some choice gifts-with-purchase. The January 2023 promotions are sure to excite classic space fans.

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BLACKTRON CRUISER

Similar to the 2022 Forest Hideout, the Blacktron Cruiser is a recreation of a classic LEGO® set from the 1980s. In this case, it replicates 6894. This cruiser will go exceptionally well with last year’s 90th anniversary Galaxy Explorer. The Blacktron Cruiser is a substantial GWP to boot. It has a $39.99 CAD value! In order to get one, you need to spend at least $250 in store or online between January 1 and 14, 2023. Of course, GWPs like this have a history of selling out before the run is scheduled to end. If you want one, I’d jump on that boat fast just in case. Here are the set details:

  • NAME: Blacktron Cruiser
  • SET #: 40580
  • THEME: GWP
  • COST: Free with purchases over $250 CAD ($39.99 CAD value)
  • BRICK COUNT: 356
  • MINIFIGURES: 1
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2023
  • COST/BRICK: $0.112 (good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 356 (low character count)
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January 2023 promotions: Blacktron Cruiser

LUNAR NEW YEAR VIP ADD-ON PACK

These VIP add-on packs are a little hit an miss in my opinion. In fact, I was originally uninterested in this one. However, on close inspection of parts seen in the image below, I might change my mind. The polybag includes some interesting bricks. The little beer mugs are at the top of my list. I have some already, but not many. The green candle stick elements are also interesting. I’m not dying to have this add-on, but I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on a few either. You get this set by spending over $65 between January 1 and 25, 2023 (or while supplies last). Here are the set details:

  • NAME: Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack
  • SET #: 40605
  • THEME: GWP
  • COST: Free with purchases over $65 CAD ($12.99 CAD value)
  • BRICK COUNT: 124
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2023
  • COST/BRICK: $0.105 (very good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: N/A
  • Click here to go shop.

I like classic space, but I am not a die-hard fan. As such, I’m intrigued by the Blacktron Cruiser, but a little on the fence. The close up images have me a little more interested than before. Same with this month’s add-on pack. I’ve already got the sets I was dying to have from the new releases though… The LEGO® Group graciously sent me the Jazz Club, The Great Wave, and Minifigures Series 24 for reviews. Will you be making a purchase to get these January 2023 promotions? What will buy? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media. Should you decide to buy something, it really helps out if you use the affiliate link below.

Until next time,

-Tom

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