A few hours ago, social media was awash with the new USA LEGO STORE calendar for Jan 2018. Highlights are the confirmation of the Creator Expert Modular Downtown Diner set which we’ll probably get an official press release of in the coming weeks and a 60th anniversary minibuild set that celebrates the 60th year of the LEGO brick system. (Not forgetting that sweet Darth Vader Pod too**Update 8th Dec, the Darth Vader Pod has been cancelled due to manufacturing issues/limitations
Upon first view, this 60th anniversary set weighing in at 421pcs is similar in concept to the recent “50 years on track: employee gift set where contains a few minibuilds that represent classic sets from yesteryear.
Thanks to AFOL tavo2809 who has identified the sets that they potentially represent, we have created a simple one image view compilation
Finally, we also include the Brickset links to the said classic sets which cuts across four distinct themes, Castle, Trains, Pirates and Classic Space.
Jan 2018 is shaping out to be a new and exciting month for LEGO lovers. A small revamp to the popular modular building lineup and an exciting nod by LEGO to the past 60 years of the brick.
*Update, the calendar has been uploaded to the LEGO website with some minor changes, the Vader Pod isn’t highlighted again (It’s in the Dec 2017 calendar) and the redemption date for 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick set is from Jan 28 2018 (sic 2017) -Feb 14 2018.