LEGO Certified Store reveals 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute gift-with-purchase

A LEGO Certified Store has revealed the first image of a future gift-with-purchase model, 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute.

South Africa’s only LEGO Certified Store has since deleted the image from its Facebook page, as reported by Ashnflash, suggesting it was published a touch prematurely. But its very existence means the set is presumably coming to LEGO Stores and very soon – perhaps as early as March.

Like 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute before it, this latest model celebrates an iconic part of history, featuring an Amelia Earhart minifigure with her bright red Lockheed 5B Vega. The aviation pioneer set two of her most famous flight records in the plane in 1932, first flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and then flying non-stop across the US.

LEGO 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute ad

In South Africa, the threshold for acquiring 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute is R2500, which equates to roughly £120, while the set is said to be worth R399.99 (approximately £20). That likely means a qualifying spend of £150 will be needed in the UK, or $150 in the US, when the set eventually arrives at

Fortunately, there’ll be plenty of brand new LEGO sets to get you there – particularly if this tribute to aviation history does take off in March, when a whole host of new sets from Star Wars, Marvel, Friends and more are also due to launch.

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Chris Wharfe

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. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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