October Sun newspaper promotion

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Eagle-eyed forum member Secretjedi spotted a comment on MoneySavingExpert that may have revealed the line-up and date of the next Sun LEGO promotion.

Apparently it will run between 6th and 13th October and will include the following sets:

Of course, the information may not be 100% accurate given that there's over two months until this promo starts, but what do you think of the line-up?

Update: here's a Bricklist to help you keep track.

34 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Seems strange for there to be a potc one considering they're not making any other sets. Good though :)

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By in United Kingdom,

The two seasonal polybags were given away with another UK paper, the Mirror, a few years back. I have both so I hope they aren't part of this promo. The rest look decent but I agree with the comment on POTC - seems odd given that it is discontinued shortly.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sounds great to me! I will be picking up as many Uruk-Hai polybags as I can and probably a few Ghosts too, as for the rest, one will suffice of each for me I think.

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By in United States,

I wish I lived in the UK, if it wasn't so rainy. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

So who will be doing the TRU or WHS run when we are all in Swindon for STEAM for the first weekend?!?

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By in Sweden,

they probably have a big amount of ungiven 30132 that they want to get reed of!
as for the rest...in line
but what about quinjet 30162?

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ good question! That is going to make opening weekend tricky, and let's face it, the first two are going to be two of the most desirable (assuming the running order is correct).

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By in United Kingdom,

@ jon11380 Whats steam?
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The line up sounds great! Especially City, Pirates and Monster Fighters

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm slightly annoyed at the fact that there are no Star Wars sets in the mix, but the have decided to put in Pirates of the Carribean. I mean, an MTT would be nice, but surely not an unpopular genre like On Stranger Tides. I certainly hope that this isn't the list.

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By in United Kingdom,

@DarthLuke824 - The Lego Convention at the STEAM Museum in Swindon, held in October every year.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Ahh! Thanks, I'll take a look, see if I could go! I knew it as the Great Westen LEGO Show!

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By in United States,

Bit of a mixed bag there: some repeats from Mirror promotions, some old stuff and some very desirable.

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By in United Kingdom,

So where is the Thor and Hawkeye polybags? I thought they would of been destined for one of these promos.

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By in United Kingdom,

It is quite surprising to see a POTC figure to be released on its own without any bricks in this type of promotion. Not to mention a bit late!

I have also updated my Newspaper Index to accommodate this new information.
http://www.brickset.com/bricklists/?5982

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By in United Kingdom,

STEAM is the mueseum of the Great Western Railway, based in the old GWR workshops in Swindon, in England. Each year, either late September/early October members of the Brickish Association fill the mueseum with LEGO creations of every type. If you are UK based, bar the LEGO Show this is the biggest show there is.

Martin one of the Moderators is key to the set up as organiser of the show.

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By in Slovenia,

how exactly does one acquire these polybags ? simply by buying the newspaper or what ?

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By in United Kingdom,

@CDC - Yes, you just buy the newspaper and they give you the free set at the counter. There is a voucher inside to redeem. The Sun costs 30 pence on weekdays, and 60 pence at the weekend so it is very cheap indeed!

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By in Ireland,

^^the usual process is buy the paper, cut out the token, and bring it to a shop (be it Tesco or Smyths or Easons in Ireland), where they exchange the token for the polybag set.
Edit: ah, you got the answer while I was typing. :)

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By in United States,

no Star wars minis this time? thats kind of strange.

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By in United States,

I guess this a reason to live in Europe. Lucky dogs!

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By in United States,

Where can I get them?

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By in United Kingdom,

this is ok, But the Uruk hai must be in the full one and if that ghost is removed i will smash my mtt from 2007 into a billion pieces

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to Uruk-hai and ghost, and the lovely friends beach set too. Best of all, those are the sets from days when i'll be able to get to a shop! That Friends set has some nice coloured elements (orange fish, purple bucket) and the LOTR and monster fighters sets will be nice army builders.

Odd to have two xmas/ winter themed sets from a previous Mirror promotion in there too, so i'm hoping this IS accurate for the ones I want.

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By in United Kingdom,

Aww no superheroes? List seems a bit hit and miss. Would have hoped for another LOTR poly, seeing as pirates and HP were doubled up last time. But less interest means less mayhem! Is this over the half term?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ No, at least for us half term isn't until Monday 22nd October, and the 6th would be very very early.

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By in United Kingdom,

This isn't exactly a cast-iron highly reputable source. Snowman? Christmas tree? POTC? No Star Wars? I'm not convinced.

And given the Avengers DVD will be out mid-September AND we know there are Avengers polybags it would make sense for all involved (Lego, Marvel, and The Sun) to include at least one of those.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't wait for the ghost and the Uruk hai

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By in United States,

@billydeewilliams Your reasoning is sound but Lego is being very strange with Super Heroes. I was convinced we were going to get TDKR set(s)? before the film was released but all we got for our trouble were pics of the minifigs at SDCC days before the release. Excellent minifigs, but still...

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By in United Kingdom,

Hmm... no Marvel polybags. :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Gutted on holiday from the 9th!!!!!!!

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By in Ireland,

The tree is ok. It has the gold and silver 1x1 round tiles so handy way of getting them. The only other ones I'd be interested in is the ghost and the beach set...maybe the Uruk Hai but don't care so much. Also, they usually run for 9 days - saturday to sunday a week later.

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By in United Kingdom,

The first two will definitely be the most useful. The Uruk-Hai will be a cheap way of building up an army, and the ghost and clock would go well inside the haunted house. The rest, however, is of little interest.

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By in United States,

The ghost owns. Wish I had a way to grab a copy of the Sun.

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By in United States,

I really wish this was available in the US : (

I'd really like the ghost

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