An epic Lego space set made exclusively for VIP members returns on Tuesday (May 17), but you’ll have to act fast if you want to try and redeem it. And there’s also a bonus space-age treat for Lego fans looking to build their collection with a new purchase.
Lego has confirmed that it will be re-releasing its Ulysses solar probe exclusively for VIP members, who can redeem it for free if they have 1,800 VIP points while supplies last through the Lego Rewards Center. In the United States and Canada, the set will be available at 9 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT).
Lego originally released the Ulysses Solar Probe in April 2021 as a promotional item for VIP members alongside the new Space Shuttle Discovery playset, which is still available today. You can check out our review of the Lego Space Shuttle Discovery to see what we think of the epic build. You can also view our picks for the best Lego space sets of all time and find out what’s on sale with our best Lego deals.
The Lego VIP Rewards Program is free and allows customers to receive points for their purchases which can then be redeemed for Lego products, gear or experiences.
The Ulysses set is a miniature recreation of a joint NASA and European Space Agency spacecraft that studied the sun from 1994 to 2009. It has 239 pieces and includes the Ulysses satellite, its Inertial Upper Stage, and its Charge Assist Module. useful-S. Collectors quickly snapped up the set last year, so you’ll want to be ready by 9am EDT to try and get your hands on one.
If you live outside of the United States, here’s a breakdown of the launch time for the Ulysses solar probe suite, according to The Brick Fan website.
- Australia and New Zealand: May 17 09:00am AEST / 11:00am NZST
- Korea: May 17 at 09:00 a.m. KST
- Europe: May 17 09:00am CEST / 08:00am BST
- United States and Canada: May 17 at 09:00 AM m. WBS
Lego has launched a series of new space games in collaboration with NASA this year to celebrate the space agency’s Artemis 1 lunar mission. Those sets include the Rocket Launch Center ($149.99), which includes a Lego version of NASA’s Space Launch Center; the Lunar Research Base ($119.99), which imagines life on the moon; the Lunar Space Station ($79.99); Lego Friends Olivia’s Space Academy ($69.99), which includes a space shuttle and space camp center; the new Lego Creator 3-in-1 Space Shuttle Adventure ($39.99), which lets you build a shuttle, Saturn V moon rocket and mini lunar lander; and finally the Lego Duplo Space Shuttle Mission ($19.99), which includes a shuttle, two astronauts, and a small rover.
If you decide to buy any of those sets, Lego also has another space promotion underway.
For a limited time, any purchase over $160 will qualify for a free Lego Cosmic Cardboard Adventures game, featuring a Lego toddler’s vision of a cardboard spaceship, space-themed room, robot teddy bear and a cat.
Any purchase over $90 will also qualify for a free amusement park ride for kids that includes a duck ring toss, a hammer carnival game and a banana boat ride.
On Tuesday, Lego will also launch the new BrickLink Designer Program Round 3 crowdfunding project to see which five projects from nine entries will reach 30,000 pre-orders to be produced. The project, which includes a Space Troopers set, will kick off at 1 pm EDT (1700 GMT).
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