A new promotional LEGO set, 5005358 Minifigure Factory, will be given away with qualifying purchases in April.
In this year of anniversaries, there are plenty of excuses for the LEGO Group to offer special one-off sets, with the 40th anniversary of the minifigure being one of them. From April 1 until April 15, 5005358 Minifigure Factory will be given away free from shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores with purchases of $75 or more (the UK threshold is still to be been confirmed).
Images from LEGO Store calendars provided by the Brick Fan and mattonito reveal the new set, that takes an imaginative look at the making of a minifigure, and includes specially decorated micro figures to represent classic LEGO characters. At just 86 pieces, this is not as large as the recent 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.
The upcoming series of Collectible Minifigures will also celebrate 40 years of the LEGO minfigure, featuring characters in a variety of fun party outfits.
5005358 Minifigure Factory will be free with qualifying purchases at shop.LEGO.com between April 1 and April 15.