Free LEGO with The Sun today

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Mini X-wing

Just in case you haven't heard, there's good news and bad:

The goods news is that there's free LEGO with The Sun newspaper this week! The bad news is that there's no voucher redeem offer which means you have to collect the set in WHS or TRU on the day. This is extremely inconvenient for me given I'm 5 miles from the nearest WHS and go nowhere near one on my way to work. My local WHS said they got 4 boxes in today and expect them all to go by lunchtime.

Today it's this mini X-Wing. Find out what's coming later in the week on atkinsar's BrickList.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was outside waiting at 08:30 this morning with 7 others for WHSmiths to open in Swindon. Managed to grab a couple of papers but the way they were flying off the shelves means they will indeed be gone by midday.

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By in Ireland,

If you're in Ireland, they can be collected from Smyths and participating Tesco outlets. :)

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By in Belgium,

Shame about the lack of posting option for this promo. I'm lucky to have a WHSmith in walking distance from my house.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have reported as news but the guy in my local WHSmiths said that the pomotion would run next week as well as coming week with 2 new sets AT-ST and a desert glider which i assume is 30090 Aeroplane, as the other set is a desert rover. I checked the brickset for desert glider and nothing comes up. He said they would reissue some of this weeks sets for the following week. Hope that makes sense.

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By in United Kingdom,

Seems to be a popular promotion - the combination of the X-Wing plus a 20% discount at TRU persuaded me to visit my 'local' TRU; my boy and I got an X-wing each before hitting the LEGO aisles. BY the time we left at around 11 a.m. the store had already given out a whole box of X-wings and they were looking in the back for more. So don't delay if you wish to partake in this offer....

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By in United Kingdom,

Aw, that X-Wing looks good! I'll just have to only get the Jack tomorrow.

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By in United Kingdom,

BAD NEWS: I bought my Sun at WHS to see if they would give me the X-wing while I buy the paper (I was hoping I could tear out the coupon later and come back for an extra X-wing) but the till assistant flicked through to page 15 and SCRIBBLED OVER THE COUPON!

Oh well, at least I have now got four X-wings...

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By in Ireland,

^@thekingofbuilding in all fairness, they're supposed to take out the coupon or make in unusable to prevent people from taking negative advantage of the offer. you can't really expect them to fall for that trick! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I managed to get four X-wings and (after building the 1st one), did a little "Blindfold Build" with the second X-wing! It was quite fun ,so if you get a couple of the same promo sets, I would defantly recommend trying a "Blindfold Build" with them!

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By in United Kingdom,

I didn't realise the packaging would be different from the old x-wing (the one in the picture shown). It's so cool that I have both like I have both of the 30005 stormtrooper speeder bikes.

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By in United Kingdom,

I manage to get 15 sets at Brislington Bristol at 1:30pm Today. The Girl who served me says they still had 3 full boxes.

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By in United Kingdom,

Got two (WH Smiths, Derby Westfield), there were piles of Suns out, so they were expecting a run on them I think. They scribbled over my coupons, but thats understandable - when they did the toy story promo I really got away with that one, using the same coupons at Smiths and the Disney store!

Gutted about the lack of postal option. I can get to TRU or Smiths tomorrow for Jack, not so bothered about Black Pearl on Monday, but the Ninjago sets are firm wants and I work nowhere near a SMiths or TRU. My only option is to go out of my way on route home and hope that TRU has a few left at 6pm. Fingers crossed.....

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By in United Kingdom,

@cam the man-http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260784108630&clk_rvr_id=232199522359&item=260784108630&lgeo=1&vectorid=229508#ht_500wt_1156
There is one like this for tomorrow's too ending tonight. If you can and you got it at the end it is still fairly cheap. Although they did pay for all of them there should be a limit so this doesn't happen and I am sorry for your son. This happened to me before and I know how it is. i am also a TFOL and you may want to get down earlier in future.

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By in United States,

@Huw - Are you going to add this to the database as set '30051-2' since the bag color is different?

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By in Europe,

Okay to those that have not not got their X-wing. I would suggest contacting Sun customer service. I did this with the Mirror offers previously.

I contacted them, they indicated they were sorry I was not able to collect in store, demand for these was extremely high.

They asked to please send my token (orignal, not defaced or photocopied) to them at the address they provided and they indicated they would send one out to me stocks permitting, they did however indicate I could only redeem three tokens, but that was the mirror where you could send off for the complete collection.

I sent 2 tokens and about 1 week later recieved the the 2 Lego packets I was missing, result as far as I was concerned.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Rich 69 - I agree. When calling you might like to quote their own advert on page 4 of the tvbiz supplement ... "Free LEGO toy for every reader" ... I'm sure there will be small print but that's what it says.

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By in United Kingdom,

It was reported on MSE 3 days ago, as I posted in the other new item that there was no post in. Went to WH Smith and bought 2 papers, to get one each for my boys, they just handed them over with the paper, so went round the corner and sent the mrs back in with the tokens and got 2 more: Result!

Guy serving said someone went in at about 9.00am and bought 20 copies for his free x-wings, quite a squadron.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thankfully after the disappointment of the recent Lego.com promotion (no poster or figure for me) I was able to secure 2 X-Wings today (both for my own collection). TRU Lincoln had about fifty left when I went in at 1pm.

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By in United Kingdom,

The TRU in Bedford had run out by 1pm when we got there :-(
Will have to try harder tomorrow ...

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By in United States,

I thought this little X-Wing was so cool I bought one on Amazon over a year ago. :-)

Too bad we in the U.S. don't get all these promotions, but I understand we get all kinds of other benefits. Good luck getting the ones you want!

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By in United Kingdom,

TRU on the edge of Shrewsbury still had them at 3pm.

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By in United Kingdom,

there was about 20 people outside my local WHS when i turned up at 8.59 this morning, all of them went straight to the tills, and when i left the queue was even longer, they were flying off the shelves, my son was very happy to get his, there are so many adverts about this offer on kids TV at the moment every kid must be driving their parents crazy, i know mine are.

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By in United States,

Why don't they do promotions with newspapers here in the us?

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By in United States,

@legomaniac101 - Newspaper aren't of high demand in the US at all, so that may be one reason.

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By in United Kingdom,

LukeSkywalker, I just asked for a lego X-Wing and when I paid for it, no one scribbled it out!

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By in United Kingdom,

I went in to Toys R Us to get one, and also saw two other people try to collect them with small children, but they had all run out. Apparently there were some people queuing very early before opening, and suspicions of multiple paper purchases to get lots of 60p sets. I love collecting lego, but there are always people who will try to beat/cheat the system, even if its at the expense of disappointing kids.
I put pack searching of minifigs by middle aged men in the same bracket!

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By in United Kingdom,

While I love the idea of these promotions, their execution leaves a lot to be desired - and has surely contributed to the large number of 30051 sets listed on eBay this evening. These offers should be mail-in or limited to one per person.

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By in Ireland,

@doctorlegobrick hmm, okay. just sayin that in my experience with these promotions, in tesco they cut out the voucher with scissors if you buy the paper there, and at smyths they ask to hand them over too. i think it's fair enough since that's the idea, one polybag per voucher.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am worried, want to get the Jack tomorrow but need to hurry to Winchester, will get it in Smith's!

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By in United Kingdom,

Rofl,Went out this morning to buy the sun,when i came back i released my dad had already got a copy of the sun,so i had 2 vouchers and forgot to cut the other one out,so in the end i just got one X-Wing. To be honest i hate star wars...Especially the lego series

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By in United States,

@Steno1234 - I didn't manage to get todays - if you hate SW and have a spare please think of me!

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't think people should be causing such a fuss. I wanted one so i got up early and went down to WHS and got 3. If you missed out then thats the nature of the offer. Does matter if you got 1 or 50 the paper still gets the money. Some places still had boxes left way past midday others didn't many people here said WHS or TRU was too far away and didn't bother.

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By in Ireland,

@LukeSkywalker - Do you know what price the paper is here in Ireland, and can you just buy the paper at Tesco then get the Lego at the same time?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Hob, 'I wanted one so got up early and got 3', 'thats the nature of the offer'.
perhaps, but its also the nature of the UK unfortunately.

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By in United Kingdom,

As my local store had 3 boxes left at 1:30pm

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By in United Kingdom,

@Hob I agree. Get up early you get one, stay in bed you don't. Simple.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ with sunday opening laws, the shops don't open till 10.30/11 o'clock so you don't even have to get up early tomorrow, not that i ever get a lie in with a 6 and 2 year old sons :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

WHSmiths and TRU Sunday opening times 11.00 - 17.00.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LukeSkywalker, sorry if I offended you, I was just saying that there is a possiblity that they won't damage your voucher.

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By in United Kingdom,

Keep it civil folks. That applies to everyone.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Doctor Leg O'Brick-Sorry to hear that. :( They should have been stopped by their parent or whoever was with them. Also can't we just stop the argument and stick to your viewpoints?

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By in United Kingdom,

I plan on getting as many POTC sets tomorrow as possible. The figure looks great and the boat/raft is fantastic. I also plan on getting to WHS at the time of opening. I don't feel like i'm taking away from anyone. I agree that the sun should run the mail away option but that's more expensive in the long run if you want mulitiple sets.
Get there early and don't miss out that's the best plan. My wife says she saw on ebay a seller selling all of the sets in one lot so some staff out there must be taking them.

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By in United Kingdom,

@bluemoose: Fair enough, and for my part I apologise. I just like these promotions to be fair to everyone, which they clearly are not. When I told my 5-year-old son at lunchtime today we were probably too late to get one, he just said, "Shall we build one Daddy?" So I downloaded the instructions from the Lego site and we did just that. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Agreed Hob. Definitely running out far too quickly in some stores.

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By in United States,

^^ You've just made me feel guilty for something I haven't even done yet - 10 Jack Sparrows ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm going to try and get Captain Jack and his boat. But if not I'll get one of the POTC sets that he is featured in -which is pretty much all of them!

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By in Ireland,

@doctorlegobrick no offence taken, sorry if I gave that impression! :) it's all good! :)

@brickzone the sun cost me €1 today, I think it's a little bit cheaper during the week but I'm not sure. Yep you can just pick up a couple of papers at tesco and collect the Lego if you pay at the till, that's what I did, they'll tell you if they've run out of Lego sets so it's a good way of making sure you're not wasting money on the newspaper! ;)

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By in United States,

5 miles isn't that far to get these, I live in the US and can't get these unless my brother or another family member can get them for me :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

Just incase there was any debate, it is collect again for Jack Sparrow today, the set is not in the paper :(

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By in United Kingdom,

10.26 outside WHS in Swindon and there is a queue of 50+ people!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Huge queue in Taunton already, 100 or more easily

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By in United Kingdom,

Not surprised, some TV channels have had the promotional advert running twice in one advert break !!

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By in United Kingdom,

Worried about Winchester, got up early to go but hopefully no queues.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was up early this morning and the queues were huge, and I live 30 seconds walk from W H Smiths but I managed to snag a couple for the collection!
I've got a couple of Jack Sparrows spare as i'm not a big POTC fan, if anybodys missed out I will trade for -

Brickmaster Atlantis Neptune Sub
Brickmaster Prince of Persia
Lego Universe Astronaut
Lego Universe Rocket
Castle Target Practise
Castle Attack Wagon
Ninjago Blue Ninja
Atlantis Octopus
World Racers powerboat

Since I live so close to W H Smiths if anybody wants sets later in the week let me know and I will try and help out for you!!

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By in Ireland,

Wow, queues that long!? That's amazing.
@brickzone The news of the world costs €1.50. makes buying extras a bit expensive, but still well worth it for a tricorne-wearing Jack Sparrow + boat + bottle.

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By in United Kingdom,

There were about 15 people waiting outside my tiny Smiths to get the Lego. I thought that was crazy, but reading that some people were in a queue of 50 or more people makes me think I was lucky!

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By in United Kingdom,

No queues in WHSmith Amersham this morning. And as well as the Jack minifig sets they had X-Wings left.....

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By in United Kingdom,

Between 30-50 people outside of WHSmith Plymouth city centre! An old man causing some trouble, as well as a short fat guy in striped t-shirt threatening me and another woman - something about us "not being in the queue" when we were. Shame, as it's only a toy at the end of the day.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Jonny 2 Scarves, where is your local Smiths, I had the same at mine in Fleet.
Good figure, but the boats a bit rubbish, I wrote a full review over on the pagey thing

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By in United Kingdom,

I was absolutely gutted that I missed the x-wing yesterday when the wife came home and said "Oh I forgot to get the newspaper with the x-wing thingie" :O

Anyway, I went off to get the POTC set at WH Smith in Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh, and when I got there the guy said they had loads of the x-wings left. There is a whole box of them, plus a couple of boxes of the POTC set. So if you live nearby head down there soon as they are handing them out. I bought one newspaper and he gave me 2 of each, not bad for a £1

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By in United Kingdom,

I just got captain Sparrow and his boat on ebay for £3 Buy It Now, £4 including postage. As I live 20 miles away from my nearest smiths and 70 from a Toyr r Us this is much cheaper than £1 for NOTW, £5 for petrol there and back and £1 for car park! (or £9 for bus return ticket!!). Looking at the other prices I was lucky to get this, however I think for a lot of people keeping an eye on ebay for a bargain is the best option!

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By in United Kingdom,

Got Sparrow, he is brilliant! If you can't decide on whether to get it or not I would recommend so, i got the paper and the Jack then ditched the paper thus saving my dignity! Anyway, it is fantastic for a mini-set.

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By in United Kingdom,

My local WH Smith had no NOTW left but still had a few Capt Jack's left which they were selling for £1 each. I was quite happy to buy one. There were quite a few people buying them too.

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By in United Kingdom,

This (Jack Sparrow) was the only model i really wanted... and yes, all my WHS were closed on Sunday. So, i've missed it. Why oh why, is the Rum always gone... :o(

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By in United Kingdom,

this is stupid, why isn't there an option to collect teh coupons and send away for them like in the Mirror promos it's ridiculous! :(

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By in Gibraltar,

I was at gatwick airport when these came out but the WHSs there weren't stocking them... had to be a highstreet one or a TRU ... ;(

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