Next Tuesday is May the 4th, which has come to be known as Star Wars day, and LEGO is kicking off the promotions this weekend, with the promotions now live. The two highlights of the sale are the new UCS-style R2-D2, which is available starting now, and the microscale Tatooine Homestead which is available now through May 5 (while supplies last) as a gift with purchases of Star Wars LEGO over $85. VIPs will also earn double points on all Star Wars purchases. If you’re planning to purchase anything this weekend, consider clicking through from the links in this article to help support TBB.
After being announced a few weeks ago and generating quite a lot of buzz, LEGO’s newest space-inspired set is now available for purchase. 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery has just gone on sale. The 2,354-piece set depicts the iconic orbiter on 1990’s STS-31 mission to launch the Hubble Space Telescope, and includes stands to display Discovery and Hubble separately or together as the satellite is launched from the spaceplane’s payload bay. The set is now available from LEGO for US $199.99 | CAN $269.99 | UK £169.99.
Check out our full, hands-on review of the set to see what we thought: TBB Review of 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery.
Check out what we thought of the first LEGO Collectible Coin: TBB Review of the LEGO Castle Collectible Coin.
LEGO has also revealed the Ulysses Space Probe set that will be available as a VIP reward for 1,800 VIP points. This was originally announced as a promotional item to accompany the Discovery Shuttle set, but today LEGO told us that “Due to unexpected circumstances, there is a delay in the release of the space probe VIP reward. We do hope that it will be available soon. As soon as more information is available, we will make sure that we let all our fans know!”
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LEGO VIP Weekend kicks off this Saturday and Sunday (21st and 22nd November) with double VIP points on purchases. Spending the minimum amount will bag you some exclusive gifts while stocks last. This is a pre-cursor to LEGO’s Black Friday sale next week, where you get to spend the earned points this week on more of your wanted sets next week.
Back in August, we shared a first look at the Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk minifigure that comes with the purchase of the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition game. While the game has been delayed to next spring, pre-orders are now available on Amazon US. Today we’re getting a closer look at the polybag packaging and artwork thanks to retailer gameresource.nl.
LEGO’s Black Friday doorbusters are starting, giving 20% to 30% off a variety of sets, including some large favorites that are among our best-reviewed sets. These kinds of deals often have limited quantities, so it’s best to be quick on the draw if you spot something you’d like. We’ve reviewed many of these sets, so you can always take a quick peek at what we thought of the set if you’re on the fence.
Amazon US is having an offer right now where you can save $10 for spending $50 on LEGO. This is over and above sales and deals on items that may already have been discounted, so you may get a great deal if the list has items that you’re looking for. If you’re looking for baseplates to build that huge diorama or train tracks to extend your city, this may save you a pretty penny.
Click here for the full list of items that this promotion is valid for.
Here’s a highlight of some of the items that may catch your eye from various themes, including Super Heroes, Disney, LEGO Architecture, LEGO City and The LEGO Movie 2.
Target is running a pre-Black Friday promotion from now through November 23rd offering a free $10 gift card with select LEGO purchases of $50 or more. The list includes quite a few sets from Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker including the A-Wing we just reviewed as well as a few LEGO exclusives like the Stranger Things set.
Target typically sells some sets at less than MSRP, so adding an additional $10 back can add up to a significant discount. Target also offers free shipping on orders more than $35, so that should apply as well. Click the banner above to browse the LEGO sets available at Target.
Amazon is offering up some sweet LEGO sales today, with a full 50% off a variety of sets, including Star Wars, The LEGO Movie 2, and Creator. Discounts this heavy aren’t particularly common online, so if you’ve had any of these sets on your wishlist, now is a great time to grab them, or just stock up early on Christmas gifts.
First up is 75220 Sandcrawler, the latest iteration of the mighty Jawa vehicle. We gave this set a full video review, so be sure to check it out.
75220 Sandcrawler | $70 (50% off)
Triple Force Friday is here and Star Wars fans are already out in… force to grab up all the best deals. You can get in on the action all weekend at your local LEGO store or online at LEGO.com. You can find discounts on over 40 different Star Wars sets, including the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for $135.99 (down from 169.99) and 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle for $103.99 (down from $129.99). You’ll also find 8 newly released sets and the Battle of Endor Micro build gift with purchase. Plus the always helpful Double Points on all your Star Wars purchases.
If you’ve been holding out on picking up some new LEGO Star Wars sets over the past year, then today’s Amazon sale just might be the nudge you’ve been waiting for. The online retailer has discounted a variety of LEGO Star Wars sets by up to 40% off, including the huge set Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) for $289.99 (17% off), which according to our data is the cheapest it’s been yet on Amazon. Check out more of the highlights below.
LEGO Technic is getting bigger this year, with the Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100) clocking in at a massive 4,108 pieces, making it officially the biggest Technic set ever. It’s now available for pre-order from LEGO.com for US $449.99 | CAN $549.99 | UK £399.99. Although the site doesn’t list its release date, we expect it to be Oct. 1 based on the previously released catalog. Using a customized version of new Control+ app that we just featured in our review of the brand new LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099), the giant mining excavator has not one but two smart hubs and seven motors.
Check out all the details of this huge new set below. Like Technic? Be sure to check out the just-announced 2,500-piece LEGO Technic Range Rover Defender (42110).
The LEGO Shop Online has now added complete cases of 60 collectible minifigures for sale, marking the first time we can recall the online store selling complete boxes rather than individual figures. Right now, Disney Series 2 is the only series available for purchase in full cases. It remains to be seen if full cases will be available for future series like the recently revealed Collectible Minifigures Series 19, or if this is simply LEGO attempting to move extra stock of the Disney series.
The cases are priced at US $239.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £179.40, which is roughly the same price as buying 60 individual figures, but ensures you get an unopened case. While purchasing a full case isn’t for everyone, it is the easiest way to ensure you get a full set of minifigures. For those who don’t need a full 60 figures, splitting a case with a friend or two is also a great option. We found that our review case Disney Series 2 had two complete sets of figures, with almost a third complete set. Be sure to read our full review of the Disney Series 2 Collectible Minifigures for the rest of the details on this series.