According to the US Store calendar, the freebie will be available in at least the North American market from March 6 through 14 (or while stocks last) with a spend of $100.
If you’re reading this from Australia, however, you can already get your hands on the promo through one of the country’s LEGO Certified Stores (h/t Jay’s Brick Blog), which has also provided the first hi-res images of the set.
You’ll need to spend $199.99 AUD to qualify for the tribute model, which includes a minifigure version of Amelia Earhart and a brick-built version of her bright red Lockheed 5B Vega. The aviation pioneer made history in 1932 by becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
LEGO Certified Stores operate separately from the LEGO Group’s own brand stores, and therefore follow slightly different rules. They can’t offer or accept VIP points or LEGO Store gift cards, for instance – but as the Singapore store’s dedicated ‘adults corner’ proves, they also have a little more freedom to market their products as they see fit.
That may be why this particular store has been able to jump the gun on March’s gift-with-purchase – at least in Australia. The rest of us will just have to wait for March 6 to get our hands on 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute.
- I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.
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