While most of us will have to be content with forking out the big bucks formuch more affordable celebration of the retro theme last month. That came in the form of the Walmart-exclusive 6426244 90th Anniversary Mini Castle, a plastic-bagged 158-piece recreation of 1978’s 375 Castle.
The mini 90th-anniversary set could be claimed by spending at least $50 on
Among those is Allen at The Brick Fan, who’s since assembled his copy and published a review of the retro gift-with-purchase. The build goes beyond the template of the original castle and places it atop rocky terrain, complete with trees and a moat, in a sort of wish-fulfilment of what a full-sized yellow castle could look like in 2022. (
Perhaps the best thing about 6426244 90th Anniversary Mini Castle, though – at least for parts junkies – is its printed 90 Years of Play pentagonal tile, which hangs on the fortress’s central tower. At the time of writing, it’s exclusive to this free gift, which makes it one of the rarer elements in the
If you’d like to get your hands on the freebie, your only option now is turning to the secondary market, where it’s already commanding prices of up to £73 (plus postage from the US). Most copies are selling in the £50 range, though – which is still more than the initial spend required to get your hands on one through Walmart.
For a more readily accessible
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