Against all the odds, 40450 Amelia Earhart is still available with qualifying purchases at LEGO.com, five days after it first launched.
The LEGO Group’s ability to accurately forecast demand for its gifts-with-purchase has been basically non-existent over the past few months. 40448 Vintage Car disappeared in a matter of days; 30628 The Monster Book of Monsters vanished, returned, and vanished again; and the Porsche owners’ pack didn’t even make it to the official release date.
On the other side of that coin, the company seems to have produced so many copies of 40416 Ice Skating Rink that it’ll probably still be rolled out as a bonus GWP in 2025. You can probably partly put the poor forecasting down to the unprecedented demand for LEGO products in general over the past 12 months (leading to a 21% boost in sales in 2020), but it’s still been disappointing to see so many gifts sell out so quickly.
Somehow, the same fate doesn’t seem to have befallen 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute, which launched at LEGO.com on March 6 and is still available right now. That’s presumably not because it’s a terrible gift that nobody wants – because as you can read in our review, it’s a great set that everybody should want – but because the LEGO Group has mercifully produced enough copies to go around this time.
You’ll need to spend £100 / $100 / €100 to grab the bright red replica of Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B. Doing so in the UK will also bag you this month’s other gift-with-purchase, LEGO DOTS 30556 Mini Frame, which is currently free with a £35 spend. Both offers will run until March 14, or while stocks last.