The LEGO Group has confirmed the qualifying spend and promotional periods for 40529 Children’s Amusement Park, the availability of which will be staggered worldwide.
The recently-revealed gift-with-purchase will be available from tomorrow, April 15, through April 30 – or while stocks last – in Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong. China will get it next on May 1, with the freebie apparently available there all the way through June 30, again provided supplies of the set last that long.
Those of us in the UK, US and Europe will have to wait until May 16 – so, after this year’s May the Fourth event – to get our hands on the 170-piece gift-with-purchase, which will be free with a minimum spend of £90 / $90 / €90 on any and all sets. That later drop may tie in with the rumoured 10303 Roller Coaster, which is said to be arriving in either May or June.
A mid-May release for the mooted coaster would make the most sense for the timing of 40529 Children’s Amusement Park, though an early VIP launch ahead of a wider June release also isn’t out of the question. And whether rumours of a follow-up to 10261 Roller Coaster are true or not, the timing of this GWP does imply a new addition to the Fairground Collection is on the way in some shape or form.
The latest set in the irregularly-released subtheme was 2020’s 10273 Haunted House, which is the only one still available at LEGO.com. Another fairground ride of some kind feels overdue at this point, though it would be fairly surprising to see the LEGO Group revisit the concept of a roller coaster so quickly after the last one.
Whatever happens with that Creator Expert subtheme, you’ll be able to snag the smaller 40529 Children’s Amusement Park – which includes two minifigures, a banana boat swing ride and two amusement stalls, and in doing so feels very familiar – from May 16 to 30, or while stocks last, in the UK, US and Europe.