LEGO Shop minifigure polybag availability

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The Brick Fan is reporting that 5001622 LEGO Shop minifigure polybag is being given away with orders at shop.LEGO.com. Someone placed an order recently and received a note, and the polybag, with it:

"As a thank you for shopping at the Official LEGO Shop and to celebrate the launch of our mobile site, a FREE LEGO Shop Minifigure has been included with your order. This minifigure is exclusive to the LEGO Shop and can’t be found anywhere else! Happy Building!"

There's no word on how much was spent, or which country the person is in, so I wouldn't go placing orders 'just in case' until we have more information.

There hasn't been much fanfare around the launch of the mobile site, but if you go to shop.LEGO.com on your mobile (via one of the links at Brickset preferably!) you'll be presented with it.

It's strange however that they opted to develop a whole new site, and not make it responsive so that it works optimally on all devices regardless of their screen size. This is the approach I've taken for the new version of Brickset that is nearing completion and which I hope to make available for open beta testing in a month or so.

30 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

It's not a LEGO Shop exclusive.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ OK, tell us more...

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By in United States,

So, does this mean that I have to purchase from the mobile site to receive the minifigure? Minimum purchase requirements?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ If you read the article again: "There's no word on how much was spent, or which country the person is in, so I wouldn't go placing orders until we have more information."

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By in Italy,

The user said that "This came with my order of one #10235, Winter Village Market." and he lives in the US

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By in United States,

Interesting... hopefully more information will become available soon.

As much as I like Brickset as it is I'm looking forward to seeing what you came up with for the site Huw!

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By in Germany,

There are currently 5 active auctions on ebay for this minifig polybag, with only one seller saying anything about where it came from...and apparently they were sworn to secrecy regarding how they got one.

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By in United States,

I'd LOVE to get one of these minifigures to go with the Lego Store grand opening model. :-)

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By in United States,

I ordered from Shop@Home (not mobile) today and then called Customer Service US. The rep checked my order and said the minifigure would be included. He said that all online orders were getting the minifigure added to their box and there was no minimum purchase required. It is intended to advertise their new mobile Shop@Home access. My order was just over the free shipping level and I have a VIP account. YMMV - good luck.

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By in United Kingdom,

seems the mobile site is US only. there's no option to change the region, at least not on the iphone. i might call S@H tomorrow morning and see...

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By in Australia,

Wonder if Australian orders will get it.....haha why even think it :(

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By in United States,

I called Lego service and talked to a rep the answer for this figure is that you need to order a item that would ship in a box ( a item that would be packed in a box not a envelope ) don't have to have a big order .

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By in United States,

Just placed an order. Hope it works! :) I'm a sucker for free polybags.

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By in United States,

Just placed an order for both new Minecraft sets and the discounted Halloween Accessory Set. I'll update here if I receive the free minifig.
The Halloween set will be used to add to my dining room table center piece during October. It's the Haunted House, MOC graveyard, gallows pole, rickety covered bridge, and lots of spooky details. My family loves Halloween. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hopefully Obi_G gets some good news regards availability in the UK if he call S@H today.

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By in United Kingdom,

@scottwb2010 no dice :( apparently this is "probably a US thing" as the person I spoke with didn't even know the S@H website had been mobile-ised! I may try again, on Monday, with the part number thingy handy but I think everyone in Blighty, at least, may have to resort to the well known purveyor of tat - eBay!

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By in United States,

We received two today...both orders were $76 and we have a VIP account...hope that helps.

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By in United Kingdom,

I ordered the lone ranger cavalry builder set via my mobile phone the day this post appeared, vip member, delivery to the UK, no minifig. :o(

So far it seems only the US have had these.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ only in America? Quelle suprise!

I think LEGO have managed to secure a majority market share of the US toy industry... It's time they made some effort to recognise the fans around the rest of the world.

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By in United Kingdom,

Had 3 boxes arrive today, 1 ordered via mobile site, 1 ordered via ipad and 1 ordered normally through laptop, all had the mini camper van but not one had extra minifig - guess is that this is not uk

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By in United States,

I ordered the Delorean the other day. Hopefully arriving soon. Hopefully including this figure. I am in the US, so it sounds like I should be getting it, my only worry is that I ordered it at my Lego store so that it + what I was buying in-store would snag me a Camper. The only difference I know of with ordering it in-store is free shipping, hopefully I still get a figure.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well hopefully someday it will be available in the UK. The US is normally first for offers.

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By in United States,

Just an FYI, i ordered 2 sets, totalling enough for free shipping and the mini camper van, but subsequent emails about my order do not list the camper van being included in my box contents... Hopefully it's in the box, as i would love to have a mini version of the camper van to go along with my big one. As for the LEGO store minifig, i'm in the US and a VIP member, so hope i get that too. Don't think i'll be removing that one from the package for a while...

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By in United Kingdom,

Given that TLG just announced on twitter that the new shopping experience was now available in the uk too, has any one had any luck yet? I've not managed to call them back - work's managed to get in the way...

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By in United Kingdom,

Yup, US only. Spoke to a lovely lady in customer service who explained that different regions have different offers. She also said she'd love to send me the minifig if she could get them, but they don't appear to even have stock of them in the Europe. I'm off to America next week so might see if I can order something... No harm in trying... ;)

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By in United States,

Order on my computer the winter cottage. It was back ordered and I got my WV camper about 2weeks ago. Yesterday I got the cottage and the figure was included in the shipment! I'm in the USA

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By in United States,

I got my order today. The minifig was included! Yay!

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By in United States,

hi all! first time user. so um I simply ordered the lego calender for 14.99 and it came with the order. i'm from the us if theat helps anyone out. I placed order on monday. the calender I ordered came in a small box.

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By in United States,

I placed my order on October 1st from my phone. Got the order the other day in three boxes and all of them had the minifig. The order was over $700. I don't know about anyone else but the last two times I ordered there was extra lego sets in the box. I live in the USA.

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By in United States,

Just an FYI, I am in the US and I ordered a BTTF time machine set online using my home computer on Sunday and I just received it today. I got the store employee minifigure. The packing documents did not show the minifigure. The document only show the BTTF set.

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