LEGO Ideas 40487 Sailboat Adventure available exclusively for VIP members

A brand new LEGO Ideas set is now available exclusively for VIP members – but you’ll need to spend a lofty £200 / $200 / €200 to bring it home.

That’s not the retail price for 40487 Sailboat Adventure, but rather the qualifying spend to see this free gift-with-purchase added to your order. It’s the joint-highest spend the LEGO Group has ever asked for a single GWP, and between that and the VIP-only availability, should hopefully mean it lasts a little longer than this year’s other LEGO Ideas freebie, 40448 Vintage Car.

Like that set – which launched in January, and promptly sold out within a week – 40487 Sailboat Adventure is based on a design by a LEGO Ideas contest winner. In this case, Yan Chevalier has provided the basis for the final model, which looks incredibly similar to his original proposal. The only thing really missing is the tiny island and palm trees.

If you’re scrambling for ideas of what to purchase to meet the magnified spend threshold, check out our lists of all the new LEGO sets launching today in the US and worldwide. Suffice to say there’s plenty of new stuff to dig your teeth into, while 40487 Sailboat Adventure’s high entry cost is also the perfect excuse to catch up on 2021’s other flagship sets, including 76178 Daily Bugle and 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens.

Both those sets alone will take you above the necessary spend, so head over to LEGO.com and fill your boots. Just make sure you’re logged into your VIP account first – it won’t be available for non-VIPs until August 4.

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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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