The clock has just ticked past midnight, and there is a new gift with purchase to be found on LEGO.com: the Vintage Taxi. The set requires a purchase of over 279AUD. Given the 10297 Boutique Hotel retails for 319.99AUD, that shouldn’t be too hard! It is rumoured to require a $200UDS/Euro/GBP purchase in those markets: we will see as the earth turns, and the promotions go live!
“Arrive at the hotel in style with this Vintage Taxi, a classic version of the 1930s Citroën Traction Avant. Includes a taxi driver, suitcase, biscuit, taxi rank and rubbish bin, plus lots of fun details. Receive this gift with your LEGO® purchase over $279, valid 28/01 – 13/02, while stocks last.”
We might have expected a GWOP like this to be available in January, but I suspect that there were concerns regarding ensuring stocks were in the right place at the right time.
The promotion runs from 28th January to the 13th of February… Or while stocks last.
You can check out my Hands On Review HERE
It would appear that we get the car, a minifigure carrying a briefcase and a donut. The figure looks a bit like the Donut thief from the Police Station Modular in 2020. Are they one in the same? Or is he the oldest brother, looking out for his younger brother? We will take a look later.
I have been fortunate to have had the chance to take a look at this set prior to release, and I’ll publish my review tomorrow. Hopefully, the set will still be available as a GWP at that time.
What’s a Citreon Traction Avant? Something like this:
I had initially thought this was a variation of the type of taxi frequently seen in New York in the 1940s, but I am excited to have the reference material pointed out to us.
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[You can check out my Hands On Review HERE]
In the meantime, I’d love to know what you think: a great looking set that you must have at all costs? Or way too expensive to consider buying in. why not leave your comments below, and until next time,