LEGO is firing off freebies and promotions fast and furious ahead of the last chance to get LEGO shipped in time for Christmas. The latest promotion is a LEGO Star Wars Box that includes five rare polybag minifigs that have previously only been available separately. You can pick up the box for free by purchasing $75 worth of LEGO Star Wars sets from the LEGO Shop. $75 also qualifies for free shipping, plus a reindeer ornament. And if you purchase 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle, you’ll also qualify for the Darth Vader Pod freebie.
When LEGO released 75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon last year, the company made a big deal of the various promotions and special offers that LEGO VIP Program members who purchased the UCS Falcon would be receiving over the subsequent year, starting with a special new VIP “Black Card”. The reality has turned out to be considerably less awesome, with the Black Cards arriving several months after purchasing the Falcon and no unique promotions at all in the past 15 months since the Falcon’s release. But there’s finally some good news for Black Card holders, who will be receiving an email with a special code that adds a free Black Card display stand with a unique minifig when you purchase any LEGO Star Wars set.
In LEGO Shop news for everyone, the LEGO Shop is offering double VIP points on all purchases this weekend, today (Friday December 7th) through Monday, December 10th, just in time for last-minute holiday shopping.
December has arrived and with it a handful of new LEGO sets including Darth Vader’s Castle from Star Wars and the global launch of a new wave of Spider-Man sets. 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle was previously available for pre-orders from Amazon.com, but is now generally available from LEGO for $129.99 in the US, $149.99 in Canada, and £119.99 in the UK.
Along with the new sets, LEGO is offering another exclusive holiday gift with purchase: 40293 Christmas Carousel. The set features a rotating carousel on a festive base and comes with 251 pieces. To set is available with purchases more than $99 through December 10th or while supplies last.
Following the Vestas Wind Turbine that went on sale yesterday for Black Friday, all five new LEGO Spider-Man sets are now also available for purchase in the US and Canada (The sets go on sale in the UK on December 1). The sets range in price from $9.99 for mini racers to $49.99 for battling mech suits.
The LEGO Shop’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and deals are happening this week, with UK sales already underway and US & Canadian sales starting at midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 23rd (that’s Thanksgiving night at 9 PM for our readers on the west coast). Various LEGO sets are 20-30% off or more, and the holiday promotion this year is a Buildable Holiday Present set with purchases over $99/£85. At the same time, the new 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine is now available.
We’ll update this article with specific deals we find, but in the meantime, you can click through to the US sales and deals page from the images above.
Black Friday LEGO deals and exclusives are starting a week early. The LEGO Store is offering their first exclusive holiday gift with purchase (literally a gift box!), double VIP points, and the lingering Harry Potter Diagon Ally set with orders more than $99 USD, available Nov. 17-18 only, while supplies last.
Barnes and Noble is also hosting a Harry Potter fan event and offering the elusive minifigure four-pack as a gift with purchase for all LEGO orders $75 and above only on Saturday, Nov. 17.
LEGO Harry Potter has a new microscale set out today. 40289 Diagon Alley is now available as a gift with purchase from LEGO with orders more than $99 USD until Nov. 21 (or until supplies run out). The sizeable set (read our review here) includes 374 pieces (with a few cobblestone prints) and one minifigure of wand-maker Ollivander.
In addition, LEGO VIPs can get double points on two specific sets this month. The first is 71043 Hogwarts Castle, a perfect accompaniment to this month’s gift with purchase. Our review goes into detail about this massive magical set.
The first of the month typically means new sets available from LEGO, and this November is no exception. Last month brought Star Wars and holiday sets, and this month brings the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book and new Xtra Accessory Bags.
Take a look at the new sets in detail below.
LEGO Ideas: This set is a stand-out of the Ideas line, showcasing the creativity of the fan designers heightened by official LEGO designers. As we mentioned in our review, this set is a good one with decent price per part value, and we are excited to see all the custom pop-up scenes that are just waiting to be made.
LEGO Xtra: These delightful accessory bags have been available off and on in physical LEGO Stores for a few months, but this is the first time they have been listed for purchase online. The bags include a variety of items from food and plants to bikes and lamps, any of which would be a great way to expand your LEGO City.
Both sets will be available generally starting October 1, though since technically anyone can sign up for the LEGO VIP program, anyone could get them today as long as they are still in stock.
75222 Betrayal at Cloud City includes 2,812 pieces with 18 minifigs and retails for $349.99 in the US ($399.99 in Canada | £299.99 in the UK). Check out our review of the first set in the Master Builder Series.
10263 Winter Village Fire Station includes 1,166 pieces with 6 minifigs and baby and retails for $99.99 in the US ($129.99 in Canada | £84.99 in the UK). Check out more pictures of this year’s Winter Village set.
The full range of LEGO sets for Jurassic World is now available in the US LEGO online store. If you’ve been waiting for these, now’s the time to get your hands on them. We’ve highlighted a few fan favourites below that we’d think you’d want to grab early.
Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate 129.99 USD 1019 Pieces
The LEGO Shop online has launched their third major gift with purchase in February, offering this cute, brick-built Shiba-inu in honor of the Lunar New Year. 40235 Year of the Dog is free with orders of $88 or more, a nod that the number 8 is considered to be the luckiest in China and other parts of Asia.
The LEGO Shop online has launched this year’s Black Friday sales and deals, supported by the release of 70922 Joker Manor. Joker Manor retails for $269.99 and includes 3,444 pieces with 10 minifigs. And if you missed it, you can read our hands-on review of Joker Manor here on The Brothers Brick.