Overnight, the Australian LEGO.com store gave us our first official look at 40485 FC Barcelona Celebration. The set is an upcoming gift with purchase (GWP) promotional set for what is almost assuredly a new Barcelona Camp Nou stadium (one of the worst kept secrets this year), that will be in the same vein as 2020’s 10272 Old Traffford.
For the non-sportsball fans, Barcelona is a Catalan club that plays in the La Liga, that’s best known as being Lionel Messi’s ex-football club.
UPDATE (30/8): LEGO have begun teasing the Camp Nou LEGO set on social media, suggesting a reveal will be very soon!
The GWP comes in at 178 pieces, and features 5 FC Barcelona supporters (one is missing from the official set photo) celebrating at Font de Canaletes, a landmark in Barcelona where football fans congregate after matches – a tradition that dates back to the 1930s.
I’m really jealous that you get 5 minifigures with Barcelona jerseys/torsos and great stickers for the flags – something that we never quite got with the Old Trafford set.
The closest we got were these plain-torso (but with squad numbers on the back) minifigures of Man United’s Trinity.
I also like the presence of a fan in a wheelchair, which is a lovely move by LEGO to celebrate diversity and inclusion for wheelchair users.
There are no other details such as spend or purchase requirements/thresholds, but it’s very safe to expect that this will be given out with the release of the LEGO Camp Nou set, whose release is almost imminent.
I really hope that it’ll be like the mini Adidas Superstar GWP, where the set is available for a specific purchase threshold, instead of it being solely tied to purchase of the LEGO Camp Nou set, as that’ll motivate to try for it.
I’m a massive football fan, but don’t quite favour FC Barcelona, so I’ll most likely skip the set, but the minifigures are tempting from a collector’s standpoint.
Anyway, stay tuned and be sure to be subscribed to the blog for the official reveal of Camp Nou, which is imminent!
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