Star Wars, Harry Potter, Cars and more!

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That's the line-up in The Sun newspaper LEGO promotion starting this Saturday in the UK! Forum moderator Matthew found the details at The Sun's website this evening and atkinsar has created a BrickList which identifies the sets involved.

Too bad I paid over the odds for a 30053 at GWLS on Saturday :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like a nice variety. I'll be getting this if I can.
Do we know whether you can collect the tokens and then order the LEGO or will it be a manic rush to WHSmiths in the early morning? I hope it's the first option :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah the risks of polybag buying! I won't tell you how much I paid for 30053 on ebay in April this year, safe to say it was slightly more than the price of a newspaper.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ I think it's safe to assume that we'll be able to send the tokens to The Sun's Customer Services like last time. Whether there'll be a 'official' mail away option remains to be seen....

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By in United Kingdom,

Great! Sound like a god lineup! I'm only interested in the SW Bag. @BrickBob09 Yeah! I remember last time they ran out of the bags. I really don't want to pay over the odds for any of them!

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By in United Kingdom,

Anyone else think they were giving away the Super Star Destroyer at first or was it because I don't bother to read things?

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By in United Kingdom,

Some nice models, its just a shame that you have to buy the Sun to get them!

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By in United States,

I really, really hate these... Only because I can't get them.

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By in United States,

Darn! It's so unfair how UK gets these. Why can't newspapers in theU.S.A get these?

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By in Canada,

You British are really lucky you can get these fun promotions :/

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By in United Kingdom,

Not really impressed with the line up TBH. I'll get Harry Potters, but doubt I'll bother with the others.

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By in United States,

I would love to have Grem and the Harry Potter Lab. Too bad I don't live out there.

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By in United States,

@Huw - is it possible to place a news post in multiple categories? Because I customized my news feed, and I did not want news of sales and such from anywhere in the world on my feed. However, this interests me because it is the first appearance, if you will, of the Harry Potter The Lab set (and I'm sure many of the other polybags) on the shelves.

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone know why the mirror stopped doing this? At least you could send away for theirs.

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By in Canada,

On a polybag note, does anyone know where I can get 30120 Guido anywhere else than on bricklink?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Thomson and Thomson, yes I wanted a Guido, I recall during the last Sun promotion that they extended it by a few days, so I have not quite given up hope for this avenue just yet.

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By in United Kingdom,

Last time, they added an extra two days worth of sets to the end of the promotion. Wonder if that will happen this time.

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By in Ireland,

Do you know if there's any news of running it in Ireland like last time? I would assume so but there's very little on the website.

Nice selection of sets, wouldn't mind a couple of the creator trucks - they always have the nice small pieces useful for making other models.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Atkinsar
Thanks for the bricklist, really useful
and
Thanks @LegoCoastGuard for sending the news

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By in Portugal,

Can someone please explain me exactly how this work? Having a friend from the UK giving it a a try for me, and want to explain him how to do it.

Thanks

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By in United Kingdom,

@PocasNuckie, its a simple process. You buy 'The Sun' newspaper and in it there is a voucher. You take the voucher to a store (WHSmiths or Toys R Us - TBC) and they hand you the polybag.
In practice most people go to their local WHSmiths, buy as many papers as they are allowed, take the polybags and throw the papers in the bin.

Hope that helps.

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By in United Kingdom,

@PocasNuckie; Hopefully there will also be a form in the last of the papers that you can send (along with all the vouchers) to The Sun to get them delivered. This normally comes with a small P&P price but it's easy than rushing to Smiths in the early hours of the morning to try and grab one before they run out.

Just a slightly easy option in my opinion :P

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By in United Kingdom,

There seem to be enough sets not in the promo so far to suggest either (i) it will be extended by up to a week, or (ii) there will be another promo soon. I'm leaning toward, and hoping for, another promo soon, since previously these have been available in school holidays (as a teacher this was great!) and were closer to Xmas - with the advertising tying into that fact.

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By in Ireland,

Im from ierland and please could someone tell me how does it work and can i get these in ireland p.s. these sets look FANTASTIC

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By in United Kingdom,

I read somewhere that this will be available from Smyths in Ireland. Just buy the Sun each day, take the voucher to the shop and exchange it for the Lego polybag du jour. Simples.

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By in United Kingdom,

I read somewhere that this will be available from Smyths in Ireland. Just buy the Sun each day, take the voucher to the shop and exchange it for the Lego polybag du jour. Simples.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope it isn't like the last promotion where WHsmith ran out by 10 in the morning everyday. I wanna be able to send off for them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Says it will be available at the main London railway station branches, this I severely doubt as it wasn't last time.

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By in United Kingdom,

hum, why are these already on ebay?

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ jmupton2000, I must admit I had my doubts too, however it specifically names stations. Can't see them doing that without information to back it up.

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By in China,

Disappointing enough, just the one SW poly and it's one that has been available for a while. While I'm a big HP fan, I think I've overloaded on copies of Harry from all the other sets. Grem is the only one that appeals to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

The only one I know that I will defintely be able to get to a high street WHSmiths for is Tuesday's little truck which is just as well as I quite like these little vehicle sets so two may be in order!

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By in Ireland,

Just saw on the Sun's facebook page that the offer is also in ROI with the toys being made available from Tesco as well as Smyths - handy as there's a Tesco just along the road from me (still managed to miss one last time)

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone know if they're doing the "we know we didn't have enough stock, so send your tokens to this address" arrangement like last time?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Thanks! Much appreciated!

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By in United States,

@Huw - is it possible to place a news post in multiple categories? Because I customized my news feed, and I did not want news of sales and such from anywhere in the world on my feed. However, this interests me because it is the first appearance, if you will, of the Harry Potter The Lab set (and I'm sure many of the other polybags) on the shelves.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hey guys I decided to give Sun an email about the Gold bricks here is what they sent me.

"Thank you for your email

There are around 400 prizes to won spread out over the 8 days.
To date we have had 105 claims.
The brick you are looking for is quite large compared to the rest of Lego.
It is a 2 x 4 gold reflective brick, which will have a 4 digit number running down the side of it."

My guess is non collectors have claimed, or judging how the staff was feeling the set packs (at my locak smiths) there is a possbility that staff are claiming the prizes.

I just hope it is the kids winning

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