December 4, 2023

House of the World 2 Revealed (Upcoming Gift-With-Purchase)

Back in January, the LEGO® Group released a gift-with-purchase (GWP) that left many AFOLs scratching their heads. And that is putting it lightly. We all remember Houses of the World 1. The GWP that required a $350 CAD purchase to acquire. The same set turned up again in early March at the same purchase point. Houses of the World 1 was the first in a series of four sets. Today, I learned of Houses of the World 2. It appeared on the LEGO® website as an upcoming GWP. Will it come at a lower purchase point than its predecessor? Um… yes?

Houses of the World 2 Set Specifics

  • NAME: Houses of the World 2
  • SET #: 40590
  • THEME: Gift-With-Purchase
  • Purchase Point: $330 CAD
  • COST: $24.99 CAD value
  • BRICK COUNT: 270

The LEGO® site describes the set as a “beautiful North African house.” There is no word on the exact date that Houses of the World 2 will be available. However, the current Easter Basket promotion ends April 13. Consequently, I’m guessing 40590 will come out shortly thereafter. I was not a fan of Houses of the World 1. I thought the purchase point was way too high for a set that included no Minifigures and was not even minifig scale. Not to mention that similar sized GWPs often come at lower price thresholds. While the latest addition to the collection technically comes at a lower purchase point, it is not much lower. You have to fork out $330 CAD for this one. There is nothing currently on my wish list that even qualifies. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,


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3 thoughts on “House of the World 2 Revealed (Upcoming Gift-With-Purchase)

  1. The House 2 has come and gone from the Canada Lego site. It went up and was out of stock within 24 hours, most likely due to the Land Rover, Indiana Jones and Up House sets being released. Toys & Bricks has an article from April 1st about it being sold out. I got mine on the 1st and it was gone by the time I checked on the 2nd.

  2. This showed up on lego canada late 3/31 pst and could be added to my cart (along with easter bunny and spring add on pack). Next am it couldn’t be added to cart but was shown on the web until yesterday (I thoght it said 4/1 to 4/9. I assume either distribution was late or someone felt three GWP’s at once was excessively generous.
    I like this one more than the first but consider the item too small for such a high spend threshold, especially if receiving the bunny at the same time.
    Lastly I find the marketing as microscale a bit much. It’s not microscale, it’s just too small for miniscale. For that spend level miniscale might be more appropriate.

    1. I received notice after publication that also said available April 1, but last I checked, it was not advertised on the LEGO Canada website.

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