Brickset news archive: Shopping (USA)
Jason from Chowren Toys says: "This will be the last promo we will be running for 2013. We want to thank all the Brickset readers for their support and for making all of our promos this year a great success. We especially want to thank Huw for making all of this possible. We look forward to bringing more great deals in 2014 to the wonderful readers of Brickset.
"Our December promotion will be $5.50 for 30167 Iron Man's Fighting Drone. All the readers need to do, is enter promo code BRSET30167 at the check-out to get this price. There are total of 1000 units available and are limited to 30 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code.
"All buyers please look over and read the notes in the shipping chart before you make your purchase. Please note this is just an approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off. As with previous promos any over-charge on shipping will be refunded. Please also note that we will do our best to ship every order as soon as possible but once it is shipped, it is out of our hands for delivery time. Please use a faster shipping method or please contact us regarding shipping methods if you are not sure what to use, and if you need the order by certain date. Thank you."
Amazon.com is having a big Black Friday sale by the looks of things so I've moved this Bargain Watch alert into the 'shopping' category so it remains on the home page as other alerts are published during the day. At all times, you can see everything that's on sale on the US Bargain Watch page. Happy shopping!
Chowren Toys is offering a Black Friday Weekend special deal to all readers of Brickset. From Friday Nov. 29th to Sunday Dec. 1st, these three sets will be discounted:
$2.00 for Knights' Kingdom II 5998 Vladek
$20.00 for Star Wars 8085 Freeco Speeder
$23.50 for Toy Story 7593 Buzz's Star Command Spaceship
"All you need to do is to enter promo code BRICKSETBF at the check-out in order to get these prices. There is no limit on any of these so you can buy as many as you like, but only while supplies last of course!
"The promo code can also be used multiple times so you are more than welcome to come back to purchase again. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US West Coast time) Sun. Dec. 01, 2013. As with previous promotions, you'll need to have registered an account in the store in order to use this code and any over-charge on shipping will be refunded."
It's only the first week in November so it seems a bit early to be seeing next year's sets in the shops already, but Jason over at the Brick Show has posted video reviews of Ninjago sets, including the Nindroid MechDragon, on YouTube.
I believe they were found in TRU so it might be worth checking out your local branch over the weekend if you're in the USA.
Jason from Chowren says "Our November promotion for Brickset readers is as follows:
"Star Wars 7754 Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser for just $88. This works out to be 20% off US MSRP. All you need do is enter promo code: 7754BRKSET at the check-out to get this price. There are total of 50 available and they are limited to 6 per customer, while supplies last. This promotion will run until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) Sun. Nov. 10, 2013. Just like previous promotions, you'll need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code.
"All buyers please look over and read the notes in the shipping chart before you make your purchase. Please note this is just an approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off from the actual charge. As with previous promos any overcharge on shipping will be refunded."
Here's the latest offer from our friends over at Chowren Toys:
"Our October promotion for Brickset readers is The Lone Ranger polybag 30261 Tonto's Campfire NEW - All the readers need do, is enter promo code: TONTO30261 at the check-out to get the US$5.00 promo price. There are a total of 800 sets available and are limited to 24 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) on Sun. Oct. 27, 2013. Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code.
"We posted on the forum last month to see what we can do to improve our service when it comes to these deals and the biggest complaint was the shipping. So we've gone ahead and created a shipping chart. Please note this is just approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off from the actual charge. As with previous promos, any over-charges on shipping will be refunded."
Valid Sunday October 6 through Saturday October 12, Toys R Us has several promotions running. Firstly, there is a Buy One, Get One 40% Off deal on ALL LEGO sets. And by ALL, Toys R Us is excluding Chima, Technic, Mindstorms and likely anything they consider a "Hot Deal" or "Hard to Find." Though it is certainly more difficult these days to find a good deal at TRU, it is not impossible. Do your best to find sets with as little mark-up as possible, and then pair them with similarly priced sets to maximize your savings.
Additionally this week, you will receive a Toys R Us exclusive minifigure set with ANY LEGO construction or LEGO board game purchase of $60 or more. Lastly, Toys R Us continues to offer 10% Back on Toy Purchases made through October for Rewards "R" Us members. The "rebate" is capped at $100 and will be emailed to you as a promotional gift card in mid-November. "Rewards" dollars will apparently continue to accrue as well.
Don't forget that Toys R Us (like Target) is also now price matching most online prices in store, including their own. I will probably try it myself this month with Jabba's Palace (9516) and/or Constitution Train Chase (79111) via Amazon. I imagine the rebates and Rewards dollars will still accumulate and also hope to receive that week's giveaway.
FBTB has posted pictures, taken by flickr user Ninnymuggins003, of the freebies that'll be available in TRU stores during their 'Bricktober' promotion.
Don't get too excited; they are of far-east origin :-)
Valid Sunday 9/22 through Saturday 9/28, ALL Super Heroes, Chima, Duplo, Friends and Hero Factory will be 20% Off. Additionally, they are advertising Free shipping on ALL LEGO sets at Target online.
TOYS R US
Valid Sunday 9/22 through Saturday 9/28, Toys R Us is running a BOGO50% on ALL LEGO sets excluding Mindstorms. This promotion, however, will not work with "Hot Deal Items" and TRU seems to consider anything and everything a "Hot Deal." LEGO Exclusives and/or "Hard to Find" items will likely also be excluded. Please remember to find sets with the least markup and pair them with similarly priced sets in order to maximize whatever savings you can find.
Also this week, you apparently receive a $10 gift card if you spend $40 on a qualifying toy purchase. I imagine there is a bit of fine print involved.
Continuing this month, Toys R Us is offering 10% Back on toy purchases via a lump sum gift certificate sometime in November. This "rebate" is apparently separate from from Rewards dollars which will continue to accrue.
Lastly, there will be a Friends Picture Frame Build Event on Saturday 9/28 between 12pm and 2pm.
UPDATE: It should be noted that Toys R Us raised their prices on Thursday before their Friends/Family coupon went live and have just raised many of them again before this BOGO50% Begins. Anyone interested in the Monster Fighters Vampyre Castle for $130? Minecraft II for $50? Jabba's Palace for $153?
"Our September promotion for Brickset readers will be $2.25 for 30059 Star Wars mini MTT polybag.
"Enter promo code BRICKSET59 at check-out to get this price. There are total of 125 available and this offer is limited to 15 per customer while supplies last. The more you buy, the cheaper the shipping per item will be and any over-charge caused by errors in the shipping calculator will be refunded. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US West Coast time) Wed. Sept 25, 2013. Just like previous promotions, you'll will need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code."
Jason from Chowren Toys has been in touch to say that the Prince of Persia Battle of Alamut for $60 offer has been going well and that there are now just a few sets remaining. So, if you're still in the market for one, head on over and place your order today.
Enter promo code BRICKS7573 at the checkout to get this price. The promotion will last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) Sunday Sept 8, 2013.
"Our September promotion for Brickset readers is $60 for the Prince of Persia set: 7573 Battle of Alamut "
"Enter promo code: BRICKS7573 at the checkout to get this price. There are total of 60 available and we are limiting them to 6 per customer while supplies last. The more you buy the cheaper the shipping per item will be and any overcharge caused by errors in the shipping calculator will be refunded.
"It is very important for readers in Australia, Singapore, Eastern Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa to know that there is a parcel size limit to your countries, where we will only be able to fit 3 per shipping box. If you would like more than 3 sets we will have to ship in 2 separate boxes. We will ask for additional shipping if you have more than 3 in your order. If you would like an exact shipping cost, please contact us first.
"This promotion will last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) Sunday Sept 8, 2013. Just like previous promotions, you'll need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code."
At $60 it's a bargain. It's a fantastic parts pack and there are some great minifigs in it. Grab them while you can! -- Huw
Jason from Chowren explains: "Before we get to this month's promo we want to apologise to Brickset fans in Europe as the promo is focused mainly for readers outside of Europe. We are always looking for deals that we can share with everyone, but this item is not as widely available outside of Europe. We want to bring this item at a good price to the rest of the world.
"So, without further ado here is the July promotion for Brickset: $5.00 for 5001121 BR LEGO Minifigure, brand new in sealed bag.
"To order, visit our website and enter promo code: BRICKSETBR at the checkout to get it at this price. We have made 500 available and will limit them to 25 per customer. The more you buy the cheaper the shipping per item will be and any over-charge caused by errors in the shipping calculator will be refunded. The offer is, of course, only available while stocks last, so given it's likely to be very popular I suggest you place your order ASAP.
"Just like previous promotions, you will need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code."
As expected, U.S. retailer Five Below has begun selling Series 10 Collectable Minifigures. Unlike with previous series, my local store has the 60-count boxes. I found six at the checkout stations up front. The boxes were stacked with the ones underneath being unopened, let alone unfettered.
It's difficult to discuss Series 10 without touching on Mr. Gold. There has been quite a bit of speculation in the Forum as to the randomness of this Croque Monsieur. If his distribution were entirely random, we should have been seeing him show up multiple times in the same box, let alone in the same store.
Additionally, we could have seen all 5,000 found before all regions and/or retailers had even had a chance at this series. Evidence so far seems to indicate that there has likely been quite a bit of planning involved on how to properly get our gold friend to the market. To date, he has been found from Washington State all the way to Guam and St. Helena. Five have even been found in little Puerto Rico! And these are just the ones that have been registered on LEGO.com. Most expect a good portion of these to stay hidden to the public eye...
At least in the U.S., Series 10 first hit Toys R Us before gradually appearing in LEGO Stores, Target, Walmart and regional stores like Fred Meyer. Since they started selling CMF, Five Below is often the last to the table. With Series 11 hitting the street in Poland, it would seem like the hunt for Mr. Gold is nearing an end for most of us, at least for those of us that had not already given up.
But with new boxes being put out weekly by retailers and with Five Below now getting into the game, I recommend that you keep on hunting while the hunting is good. You never know when you might wander into a store on a quiet Saturday afternoon, find an unopened box and then on your 27th bag stumble upon a "diamond in the rough", or more accurately, a diamond in the corner of a bag... ;o)
Chowren Toys' June promotion for Brickset readers is 4904 Elephant from 2005 for $2.75. Enter promo code BRKSET4904 at the checkout to get this price. The offer is limited to 50 per customer while supplies last. The more you buy the cheaper the shipping per item will be and any over-charge caused by errors in the shipping calculator will be refunded.
The promotion will run to 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) Sunday June 30, 2013. Just like previous promotions, you'll need to have already registered an account in our store in order to use this code. Click here to place your order.
Thanks to tkatt for news of this event happening on Saturday 15th, 12-2pm:
"Kids, families, Dads! Join Us for a special day-before-Father’s Day LEGO Building Event! Build a LEGO City Police Car together, then bring it home with you!"
Now I have to ask, what sort of language is that? 'bring it home with you' ? If you're in TRU and they allow you to keep the model, surely you 'take it home with you', do you not? Or has America gone mad? :-)
The Free Dictionary says "In most dialects of American English bring is used to denote motion toward the place of speaking or the place from which the action is regarded... Take is used to denote motion away from such a place."
Maybe like 'could care less' instead of the correct 'couldn't care less', and the impolite 'can I get' instead of 'may I have', it is common to speak like that in the US? Fill me in...
Toy Story 7599 Garbage Truck Getaway for just US$35
"Our May promotion for Brickset readers from Chowren Toys will be $35 for Toy Story 7599 Garbage Truck Getaway. Please enter promo code: 7599PROMO at the checkout to get this price. This is limited to 5 per customer while supplies last. The more you buy the cheaper the shipping per item will be and any over-charge caused by error in the shipping calculator will be refunded. This promotion will only last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) Sunday May 26, 2013. Just like previous promotions, please log into your account or register an account with our store in order to use this code. Click here to place your order.
Part-time TRU worker Matthew spotted the five new Castle sets at his branch in Colorado, which he was surprised about because they aren't yet listed at the website.
I know a lot of you are excited about these so hopefully those of you in the USA at least won't have long to wait before they are widely available.
Several people emailed to say that Toys R Us (USA) has started selling the summer Hero Factory, Galaxy Squad, Creator, City (Coast Guard), and the Chima buildable figures.
They are also selling 30261 Tonto's Campfire polybag which I believe is the first sighting of it in the wild.
(Thanks tjyeldon1 and tkatt for the news).
Castle Set Knights' Kingdom II 5999 Jayko polybag, just $2.25
"Our April Brickset promotion is for LEGO Castle Set Knights' Kingdom II 5999 Jayko. Brickset readers' price will be $2.25 USD and when they use promo code: 5999JAYKO. This is limited to 100 per customer, the more you buy, the cheaper the shipping per item becomes. The promotion will only last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) Wed. April 17, 2013 or while supplies last. In order for the promo code to work, Brickset readers will need to sign in or register an account in our store."
Our March Brickset promotion is on two Ninjago spinners: LEGO Ninjago / Ninja Sets: 2174 Kruncha & 2175 Wyplash.
Brickset readers will receive both spinners for $9, which is 55% off retail. Time to stock up for an army or as gifts.
To receive this special pricing please use the promo code: BSMAR2013 at check out. This is limited to 8 pairs (16 spinners) per customer while supplies last.
Shipping charge per spinner goes down the more you buy. The promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US Pacific Standard time) Sunday March 10, 2013 or while supplies last.
Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to register an account in our store in order to use this code.
After all the fuss a couple of weeks ago, LEGO has now published a set of images for the three new Iron Man sets on shop.LEGO.com. They are not available to buy there yet but Amazon.com is shipping them now. (Thanks Ethan for the news).
Tmgm528 tells us that "I took a trip to my local Five-Below the other day and came across 30211 Uruk-Hai With Ballista for $4.99. This is the only time in the US other than the Discovery Center that it has been seen to my knowledge."
All you army builders best get to your local branch ASAP, then...
Jason at Chowren Toys has been in touch to say he's had a good response to the February offer, and still has a few Bricks & More 5929 Knight and Castle Building Set, priced at just $7.50, left.
"This set comes with 144 pieces and 1 castle minifigure. US MSRP is $9.99 and is available to Brickset readers at 25% off retail. Please use the promo code: 5929BrickS to receive the discounted price of $7.50.
"The limit is up to 12 per person while quantities last. As with previous promotions the more you buy the average shipping per items goes way down. A quick consideration about shipping: If the rates seem high please note USPS just increased their rates by about 10%. Although we do charge a very small handling fee, any overcharge due to shipping calculator limitations will be refunded to you. In order for us to control and limit quantity, you will need to register an account in order for the coupon code to work."
At $0.05 per piece, that sounds like a great deal. Click here to place your order.
The LEGO retail store expansion shows no sign of slowing down this year. Four new stores for the USA have just been announced:
Danbury Fair, Danbury, CT
West County, Des Peres, MO
North Star Mall, San Antonio, TX
Fashion Place, Murray, UT
I'm told that the latter will be the first in Utah.
Thanks to Xarquar for the news.
The movie isn't released for another two months but Brickset member zsgraak has found the three Iron Man 3 sets on the shelves of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Chicago already, and purchased 76006 Iron Man: Extremis Sea Port Battle.
I don't know exactly when they are supposed to be available, but given the fuss that was made last week when pictures were available at Barnes and Noble, I suspect not yet.
I guess we'll find out whether the 'Brickset effect' causes them to disappear suddenly; then we'll have our answer.
If you're nearby and fancy grabbing them early, I suggest you do so ASAP.
Update: According to this page at Marvel.com, they are supposed to hit the shelves on March 7th in the USA. (thanks Carl)
LEGO Bricks & More 5929 Knight and Castle Building Set for just $7.50!
"This set comes with 144 pieces and 1 castle minifigure. US MSRP is $9.99 and is available to Brickset readers at 25% off retail. Please use the promo code: 5929BrickS to receive the discounted price of $7.50.
"The limit is up to 12 per person while quantities last. As with previous promotions the more you buy the average shipping per items goes way down. A quick consideration about shipping: If the rates seem high please note USPS just increased their rates by about 10%. Although we do charge a very small handling fee, any overcharge due to shipping calculator limitations will be refunded to you. In order for us to control and limit quantity, you will need to register an account in order for the coupon code to work."
At $0.05 per piece, that sounds like a great deal. Click here to place your order.
Jason from Chowren Toys has been in touch to let us know that the special promotion on 5998 Vladek Castle Kingdoms polybag from 2005 is going very well, and that there are now just a few hundred remaining. So, now would be a good time to place an order if you're still deliberating.
Please use promo code BS5998POLY at checkout to receive the discount price of $1.80 per bag.
Brickset forum members gofigure19 and yys4u report they have spotted, and purchased, Series 9 collectable minifigures from LEGO bricks-and-mortar stores in Milwaukee and San Diego respectively. Apparently, they were new on the shelf yesterday (Monday 17th Dec). Thanks guys for letting us know.
If you've spotted them in your local LEGO Brand Store, or elsewhere, let us know in the comments section or on the forums. Happy hunting!
Here's another special deal brought to you by Jason from Chowren Toys: "Thank you, Brickset community for supporting Chowren Toys through 2012. Please check out our latest offer, 8096 SW Emperor Palatine's Shuttle from 2010. Our special Brickset price will be US$55, which is $5 below the original retail price and about $35 less than Amazon. Here is your chance of getting a discontinued set at below retail price.
"Please use the promo code: BrickS8096 to receive this special price. The usual rule applies: 3 per customer and first come first serve while supplies last. We've expanded the quantity to 150 so hopefully more people have a chance to purchase this."
Jason explains the deal this time: "We just got our hands on some old Star Wars sets and would like to offer them to Brickset readers. The set is LEGO Star Wars 8099, Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer from 2010 which contains 423 pieces and retailed for $39.99 in the US. Our special Brickset promo price is US$25.00. Please use the promo code 8099BrickS to receive this special price. Limit 3 per customer and quantity is limited. At our price that is only $0.06 per piece!"
Valid Sunday November 25th through Saturday December 1st, Toys R Us is running yet another Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion on All* LEGO. And as is normally the case, All* is a subjective concept with TRU as they are excluding Galaxy Squad, Technic and Ninjago. Additionally, Toys R Us has once again increased its markup just before the Holiday season so buyer beware. As many of you noted in the Forum this weekend, Toys R Us advertised many sets at 40% Off for Black Friday while the actual discount off of MSRP for some was closer to 16%! The practice of artificially raising an item's Sell Price so as to then put it on Sale seems a bit despicable to me but I digress...
This week at Target, All Star Wars, City and Super Heroes sets are also on sale. The highlights are the Republic Striker Class Starfighter (9497), Hulk's Hellicarrier Breakout (6868) and Heavy Duty Helicopter (4439) at 20% Off MSRP.
Lastly, keep an eye on Brickset's Amazon Bargain Watch page as there are already quite a few great deals to be had.
Another excellent LotR/Hobbit polybag has surfaced in TRU in the USA. 30212 Mirkwood Elf Guard features a minifig that does not appear in any other Hobbit set so it's a must for Hobbit fans, minifig collectors and polybag aficionados. There's a Mirkwood elf in set 79004 but he doesn't have a dark green hood.
Although TRU.com will ship internationally, it appears it won't ship this set, so if anyone would be kind enough to ship some over, perhaps in exchange for some Uruk-hai's, please get in touch!
(via The Brick Life, thanks to TAFOL for the news).
Hot on the heels of the highly successful Lamborghini Polizia offer earlier in the month, Chowren Toys has lined up another offer exclusively for Brickset readers.
Here are the details from Jason:
"Thank you for your support on our last promo and special, it was a huge success!
"Here is the new promo on the other product line that we carry, 20% off BrickArms X-series of Sc-Fi weapons! In this promo, you will get all 8 in this special Chowren Toys X-series weapon pack, and there's no limit on how many packs you can buy.
"Please use the discount code Bricksxpac to receive the discount, but note the promo is only on the X-series weapons. However, do please check out our other BrickArms products, especially the popular Mystery Pack V.3.
"A quick note about shipping: We do charge a base shipping and handling fees, so the more you buy the average shipping per items goes way down."
Amazon.comhas some Toys & Games Lightning Deals going on today, many of which are LEGO. It looks as if there's one deal an hour, starting at just before 9am PST.
Click on the banner to see what's available. I hope you get lucky!
Jason from Chowren Toys says "It is listed in our store right now for $80 (selling for way more on eBay andAmazon.com), but for Brickset members it will be discounted to $60. We are limiting it to 2 per customer. There is a limited quantity so it will be on first come first served basis. Please go to our store and enter the promo code: BrickS8214 at the check out to receive $20 off each set."
Interested? Order it today.
The coveted 'shirtless' Darth Maul (5000062) can now be obtained readily in the USA from ToysRUs.com. All you need do is spend $25 or more on Star Wars sets. Click on the image and grab 'em while you can...
(Thanks to Margot for the news)
For some unknown reason, this year's Star Wars calendar was vastly overpriced in the USA and Canada, which was unusual given that it's normally Europe that has to pay a premium for Star Wars sets.
Faced with the prospect of a warehouse full of them come December (I suspect), LEGO has reduced the price by 20%, which makes it a more reasonable $39.99 in USA and Canada, and now just about on par with Europe's price of £25 / €30.
Valid Sunday 9/30 through Saturday 10/6, Toys R Us is running a Buy One, Get One 40% Off All LEGO construction sets. And by "All", Toys R Us is excluding Ninjago, Technic and Friends. Additionally, you receive Vintage Minifigure Collection Volume 1 / Toys R Us Edition (5000437) with a qualifying $60 purchase. As Huw noted in an article below, there will be a different Vintage Minifigure pack each week and supplies will likely be very limited. Lastly, the limit will be one pack per person per week.
October is right around the corner and that means it’s once again time to celebrate 'Bricktober' at participating Toys 'R' Us Stores.
This year, the 'exclusive' gift-with-purchases will be the Vintage Minifig collections, volumes 1 to 4. It's interesting that that should be the case given some of them are now 5 years old. I wonder if it's a new production run, or a means of getting rid of surplus stock. I don't know what the qualifying purchase threshold is, but more details will be available nearer the time at ToysRUs.com, I suspect.
There will be two events going on as well:
- On Saturday October 20 there will be a LEGO Creationary challenge
- Of more interest to us, on Saturday October 27 you'll receive a free Monster Fighters accessory pack, 5000644, the one that was given away at an event in Canada last month. See the poster, left, for more details.
Update: it appears from the comments that there are some differences between the minifig packs and the originals linked to above, so I've added the picture LEGO provided so you can compare them yourself.
Though unadvertised, Toys R Us is currently offering Buy One, Get One 40% Off for the "larger" Creator sets. If you've been holding off on getting some modulars, most seem to be in stock and all at MSRP. Additionally, it might help those looking for both a Sopwith and Medieval Market Village. It's currently unclear how long this promotion will last. But don't worry, Bricktober is right around the corner if you wait. According to forum member Sidersdd, the first week will also be a BOGO40%.
Update: I'm getting reports that there's a 'buy 2 get 2 free' offer in TRU in the USA as well at the moment, and davetheoxygenman emailed to say that he found 3920 The Hobbit game in his local branch, priced £34.99 -- Huw
The word on the street is that series 8 minifigs are now available in the USA in Toys R Us. I've had a flurry of reports today including from people in North Haven, CT, and Orlando, FL, so I guess they could be nationwide. (Thanks everyone!)
With Team GB still on shelves in the UK, I suspect those of us there have a little longer to wait.
Maques has scanned the collectors' sheet, which is the first I've seen of it so I've posted it here:
Update: They are now also available in Walmart in Canada. Powerpig picked some up in New Brunswick yesterday.
The second Marvel polybag to appear in the wild has turned up in Toys R Us in the USA. You can't order it online, it's only sold in stores, apparently, for $4.99. (thanks billiam1507)
Target is now showing The Zombies (9465) as being available in stores. I imagine this is going to be one of the more popular sets in the theme as zombies are (pardon the pun) all the rage right now. Though you can't yet order it online, it likely won't be too long before the undead unships. ;o) The actual release date is listed as August 1st on shop.LEGO.com.
Thanks to Brickset member gambit2365 for the heads up!
We're receiving reports that some of the Summer Star Wars sets are arriving in store throughout the USA. starwarscollector98 says: "...9526 Palpatine's Arrest has shown up in my local tru in California for $89.99 along with all of the other summer star wars sets as well as 9525 Pre Visla's Mandolorian Starfighter in walmart..." Have they arrived in your area yet? Let us know in the comments.
Thanks for the tip!
News has reached us that the Summer 2012 Star Wars sets are now available online from Amazon.com and at Toys R Us in the U.S., so your wait is over !
Many thanks to shizzuh for the heads-up, and click the links below to head over to Amazon.com...
Davetheoxygenman wrote to tell us "Ninjago Hidden Sword Poly Bag (30086) is available in TRU stores!! Also while there, we noticed that the New Harry Potter Book (with minifigure) from DK is for sale as well."
This is the first sighting of it in the USA: previously it had only been available in the UK as part of The Sun's last promotion.
Update: Sorry to eastern European readers! I've been informed that it's also been available in Poland and the Czech republic with Donald Duck magazine...
Valid Sunday 6/17 through Saturday 6/23, save $10 on Any LEGO construction set purchase of $50 or more. As always, by "Any", Toys R Us is excluding Star Wars, Super Heroes, Ninjago, Friends and Technic. Unfortunately, TRU is currently marking sets up so much higher than MSRP, these types of promotions rarely save you any money. That being said, the last time TRU tried this same discount, they ended up giving you $10 off every set online so long as you had crossed the $50 threshold. We'll only have to wait another 10 minutes to see how it behaves this time.
Also this week, you can receive a free Batman LEGO set with a purchase of the LEGO Batman 2 video game which releases on Tuesday. The "free" set can either be the Catwoman Catcycle City Chase (6858) or any of the larger DC Superheroes Construction figures (4526, 4527, 4528).
Chowren Toys is pleased to announce thet it will be offering Brickset readers an exclusive deal every month. To kick things off, this month's bargain is 8866 RC train motor, which is not sold through the normal retail outlets so you usually can't find them below retail price.
You can never have enough train motors, so snap some up before they are all gone for the bargain price of just US$9 (RRP $14). Use the promotional code brickset88 when you check out to get the discount!
You've read my reviews, now you can order them and see how cool they are for yourself from shop.LEGO.com.
The retail prices are:
Three new 2012 polybags are now listed for sale on the Toys R Us website in the USA. Of the three, only the Batman jetski has had limited availability, now all three can be ordered for $4.99.
Via ljames28 in the forum.
Valid Tuesday April 10 and Wednesday April 11, VIP Members will get a large Pick-A-Brick cup for the price of a small Pick-A-Brick cup. This offer is valid April 10-11, 2012 only for VIP Members at the LEGO Store. Offer is not valid with any other VIP offer. Customers that have signed up to the VIP Program by phone or at a LEGO Store will need to have registered online first at VIP.LEGO.com in order to redeem the offer. Offer not valid at shop.LEGO.com, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers or LEGOLAND Parks. Offer is not valid on the monthly Pick-A-Brick model. The LEGO Company reserves the right to amend or cancel this promotion at any time without prior notice.
Thanks to sidersdd for the reminder. This information is via the April 2012 LEGO Store Calendar (U.S.)
Valid Sunday 4/1 through Saturday 4/7, "All" LEGO sets are Buy One, Get One 50% Off at Toys R Us. And by "All", Toys R Us is excluding Friends, Star Wars, Ninjago, Technic and Super Heroes. As always, try to pair sets at similar price points and with the least TRU markup in order to maximize your savings. Currently, most of the LEGO Direct sets are out of stock but keep checking throughout the week.
Well you USA folks didn't have to wait too long after all! The Marvel Super Heroes sets are now listed at Walmart.com with free shipping to store or 97 cents otherwise. Get your orders placed you may have had to wait a couple of days but Americans get better pricing (and shipping).
Thanks for the tip ecmo47!
Update: ...And the 'Brickset Effect' strikes again! Sold out online now, let us know if you have any luck in store.
Valid Sunday 3/25 through Saturday 3/31, Toys R Us is running yet another Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion. Friends, Star Wars and Super Heroes sets are unfortunately excluded. That being said, there are currently a number of nice sets in stock including but not limited to the Pet Shop (10218), Grand Emporium (10211) and Maersk Train (10219).
As always, try to pair sets at similar price points and with the least TRU markup in order to maximize your savings.
Not to be outdone, Target will have the following sets on sale:
- Ambulance (4431) 25% Off MSRP
- Ninjago Starter Set (9579) 25% Off MSRP
- Stephanie's Cool Convertible (3183) 13% Off MSRP
- Propeller Adventures (7292) 10% Off MSRP
- Duplo Creative Sorter (6784) 10% Off MSRP
- Other LEGO City, Ninjago and Creator sets also on Sale
Lastly, Five Below is now selling Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Clone Wars Nintendo DS Armor Case Kits. These kits come with neat mosaic tiles much like the previous Star Wars and Indiana Jones cases but you also receive a couple of stackable Brick Game Cases as well as a minifigure, be it Harry potter, Jack Sparrow or Obi Wan Kenobi. This is a pretty good deal at $5 a kit, even if you don't own a Nintendo DS.
As always, keep an eye on Amazon as they are likely to price match any/all discounted sets.
Update 1: Removed (Update from Forum turned out to be erroneous)
Update 2: This weeks TRU promotion is live as is last week's promotion. Thus, this is a great opportunity to stack your savings. For example, pairing the Forest Police Station with the Police Helicopter nets nearly 31% Off MSRP. Additionally, Wolverine's Chopper Showdown is registering both discounts for pre-orders.
It seems the folks in the US distribution center have unearthed some more ARF troopers at the back of the warehouse. Murphquake reports in the forum that he received an email yesterday stating:
Free Shadow ARF Trooper with $99 purchase: Limit 1 free LEGO Star Wars™ Shadow ARF Trooper™ minifigure per order. Offer is valid with promotional code only from March 15 – March 31, 2012 or while supplies last only. Qualifying purchases must be at least $99 in LEGO® Star Wars™ merchandise only; taxes, shipping charges or gift card purchases do not apply to total. Excludes backorder items. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. Minifigure available exclusively through this offer. Approx. values: Minifigure: $3.99. Offer on shop.LEGO.com only. Not valid in LEGO Stores, through the LEGO Catalog and in LEGOLAND® Parks or Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion without advance notice.
Apparently a promotional code is needed at the checkout, which is FRA1 in the USA and FRA2 in Canada.
If you don't already have one, click on the yellow LEGO banner in the sidebar and get your order in today!
A couple of these have been available elsewhere in the world but this is their first appearance in the USA. See them all in this YouTube video.
Valid Sunday 2/19 through Saturday 2/25, Buy One, Get One 50% Off ALL LEGO construction sets and board games. And by ALL, Toys R Us is excluding Friends, Mindstorms and Star Wars. As always, be sure to buy similarly priced sets to maximize your savings. Additionally, try and find those sets as close to MSRP as possible. While this is no easy task at Toys R Us these days, there are some deals to be had. In store for example, I'd look at pairing the Robbers' Hideout (4438) with the Dynamic Duo Funhouse (6857) which will result in nearly 16% Off MSRP. Online for example, I'd pair the Grand Emporium (10211) with the Fire Brigade (10197) which will result in 25% Off MSRP.
UPDATE: The sale is live now (12:05am EST) and they are allowing 3 BOGO discounts per transaction. Additionally, the Star Wars sale from last week is still live so you can use those sets to help get to the Free Shipping threshold.
Valid Sunday 2/12 through Saturday 2/18, you can buy two Series 6 Minifigures at Toys R Us for $5. This is roughly 17% off MSRP. So long as TRU continues to sell them at the inflated $3.49 price, this is probably the best we're ever going to see from our big box retailers. Should you choose to wait for another BOGO 50% Off, you'll end up paying $5.24 for every two. Thus I suspect I will be completing my S6 collection this week.
Valid Sunday 2/12 through Saturday 2/18, all Star Wars sets are on sale at Toys R Us. Most sets are only 10% off the normal TRU prices which in many cases won't even bring the sets back down to MSRP, let alone below. That being said, there are a couple of deals to be had:
- The Super Star Destroyer (10221), Death Star (10188) and Imperial Shuttle (10212) are 10% off MSRP and qualify for free shipping.
- The Geonosian Cannon (9491) is 23% off MSRP
- The Y-Wing (9495) is 16% off MSRP
- Anakin's Pod Racer polybag (30057) is 10% off TRU Price (TRU Exclusive).
Additionally, you receive a Darth Maul USB Flash Drive with a qualifying $35 purchase. As LegoFanTexas mentioned in the forum and for those of us that live near a LEGO Store, there's no rush to pick up a SSD, Shuttle and Death Star here. Between March 1 and March 15, the LEGO Stores and LEGOShop.com will be having another Double VIP Points promotion which will match the savings from Toys R Us. You will miss out on the Flash Drive though, and you'll need to buy in a LEGO Store in order to avoid shipping charges. But in a push situation, I'd rather give my money directly to LEGO.
Here's some great news for those of you in Wisconsin from correspondent John P:
"According to our local news LEGO will be opening a store in the Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee (Wauwatosa), Wisconsin. The article stated that construction would begin this week and the store was expected to open in May, 2012. This is the first store in the Milwaukee area (and the state as far as I know). "
Valid thru' Saturday 2/4, you'll save $10 on any total LEGO City or LEGO Ninjago construction set purchase of $50 or more at Toys R Us. Much like the other promotion, you're going to be hard pressed to find any kind of a deal here as every single set is significantly marked up right now. Shining examples are the Car and Camper, Fire Plane and Ambulance at 40%, 28% and 25% over MSRP respectively.
You'd be surprised to know that it is physically possible to save money with this deal but you have to choose wisely. The best I was able to do was pairing up the Robber's Hideout (4438) with a Space Moon Buggy (3365) resulting in a net saving of $4 off MSRP. Can anyone beat that? :o)
Valid thru' Saturday 2/4, Toys R Us is offering a free Anakin's Pod Racer polybag (30057) with any total LEGO Star Wars construction set purchase of $20 or more. You can also currently buy these both in store and online for $4.99 at Toys R Us. There is a catch though. If you haven't yet noticed, February has arrived but Toys R Us continues to maintain their excessive holiday markups on most LEGO sets. Shining examples are the V-Wing, Ewok Attack and Battle for Geonosis at 40%, 33% and 25% over MSRP respectively. At this rate, you would save only a net $1 off MSRP if you used the two new battlepacks to reach the $20 threshold. But for those like me who can't resist a new polybag, your best bet will be to pick up the Droid Escape (9490) or Geonosian Cannon (9491) as they are only marked up 10%. Here's hoping Toys R Us will fix their pricing sometime soon.
Head on down to TRU on Saturday 4th Feb between 12-2 and, if you can fight off all the little girls, you'll be able to build this lemonade stand and get a free Stephanie (5000245) when you spend over $20 on Friends sets. More information on this mailshot.
(Thanks to engsnymph for the news)
We've had a couple of reports from people saying S6 are now in their local stores:
evomackey: "Just saw series 6 minifigs at my TRU in Lexington, KY"
legorebel: "Series 6 is finally available in the US. At Smiths Marketplace in Utah, which is called Meyers elsewhere"
You can also order them from shop.LEGO.com now as well.
Happy hunting -- let us know where you find them!
Toys R Us is having yet another Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion this week. Valid Sunday 12/18 thru' Saturday 12/24, the sale will be available both in-store and online and the only listed exclusion this time is Star Wars. It is important to note however, that Toys R Us is currently marking up almost all of their sets, some of them to ridiculous amounts. For example, they are selling the Catwoman Chase at 60+% over MSRP and the Quidditch Match at nearly 100% over MSRP. That being said, there are deals to be had if you shop smartly. And if you're as desperate to get Superman like I was this morning, you might just be willing to pay the ransom.
P.S. For those hoping for news on Atreyu, Bastian or Falkor, I unfortunately can't help. :o)
It's still a little while away, but when the Opry Mills Mall (Nashville, TN) reopens next spring, LEGO will be joining the retailers on the site. This will be the first Lego Brand Store in Tennessee.
The Opry Mills Mall closed as a result of damage caused by the May 2010 Tennessee Floods; there has been extensive rebuilding work, and the mall is due to officially reopen on 29th March 2012, with a Grand Reopening celebration planned for May 2012.
LEGO should start looking for staff for the new store in the next few months; if you're interested in applying, keep an eye on the 'LEGO Jobs' website, in the 'Retail Jobs' area, as that seems to be where they are first advertised.
Thanks to 'Gandalf1' for reminding us about this news; we were aware of it months ago, but it seemed like a very long way off at the time :-)
Valid Tuesday 11/22 thru Wednesday 11/23, Toys R Us is running yet another Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion. This sale, however, excludes Star Wars and apparently only applies to "Regular-Priced LEGO construction sets." I'm sure we could argue with TRU what constitutes a "regular" price, but I digress.
Update: As expected, "Discounted" sets were indeed included in the sale when it launched though TRU will likely fix that.
Update 2: Brickset Forum member sidersdd has provided coupon code "TONSOFFUN" to get $15 off $100+ orders.
In addition to the ongoing sale at Toys R Us this week, there are some new discounts beginning today Friday 11/18 and ending tomorrow, Saturday 11/19. As a "Doorbuster" promotion (i.e. only valid from 3 PM Friday through 1PM Saturday), all Star Wars LEGO sets priced at $14.99 or lower are 25% Off the normal (inflated) TRU price. This discount really only applies to the Vulture Droid polybag (30055) and the four recent battle packs (7913, 7914, 8084, 8083). While the Vulture Droid polybag does drop to $3.74, the battlepacks basically only return to MSRP. With the "Extra Super Wow" coupon, however, you get an additional 20% Off which would bring the battle packs down to more comfortable $8.99 and the Vulture Droid polybag to $2.99. While all are currently in stock (and already on sale) online, it's currently unclear to me if there's a corresponding "Extra Super Wow" code for online purchases.
Also part of this 2 Day Sale but not a doorbuster, you will save $10 on ANY LEGO Pharaoh's Quest, Atlantis, Creator or Technic purchase of $50 or more. This "so-so" discount does indeed stack with the current Hillside House (5771) discount, bringing it down to a whopping 40% Off MSRP!
Valid Sunday 11/13 thru Saturday 11/19 at Toys R Us:
- The following sets are 25% Off the normal TRU price: The Knight Bus (4866), The Millennium Falcon (7965), The Sith Infiltrator (7961), The Republic Frigate (7964), Battle of Geonosis (7869), The Battle of Endor (8038), Fire Temple (2507), Skull Truck (2506), Alien Mothership (7065), UFO Abduction (7052), City Advent Calendar, Space Center (3368), Space Shuttle (3367), Powerboat Transporter (4643), Red Cargo Train (3677), Police Helicopter (3658) and Hillside House (5771).
- Skeleton Bowling (2519) and the Toys R Us Truck (7848) are 30% and 50% Off MSRP respectively.
- CMF Series 5 figures are 2 for $5
- Free LEGO Minifigure Display Case (small) with any total LEGO construction purchase of $60 or more
- Coupon (flyer only) for $10 Giftcard with qualifying purchase of $75 or more (coupon valid only until 11/17/11; giftcard valid through 1/28/12)
- Rewards members continue to earn 10% Back on purchases through 12/24/11 (be sure to read the small print)
Valid Sunday 11/13 thru Saturday 11/19 at Target:
- All LEGO Hero Factory, Kingdoms and Pharaoh's Quest sets are 25% Off the normal Target price
Here we go again... Member Ghost Target reports that "LEGO Minifigures Series 6 are shipping to Walmarts in the US. So far the Saratoga Springs and Queensbury, NY Walmarts have received in 16 cases. The Walmart stock number is 708218".
Update! This is a false alarm, looks like we have a few more weeks to wait yet!
Valid Friday 11/4 thru Saturday 11/5, the Queen Anne's Revenge (4195), Police Station (7498) and Garmadon's Dark Fortress (2505) are 25% Off the normal TRU price. Even better, Toys R Us is running a "Doorbusters" additional discount between 3pm Friday and 1pm Saturday. During this time period, you can save an additional 20% on these 3 sets if purchased with the following coupon. These stacked discounts will result in savings of 30%, 34%, and 44% Off MSRP respectively for the QAR, Police Station and Fortress.
Additionally for Friday and Saturday, Toys R Us will be selling the City Fire Truck (7239), PotC Fountain of Youth (4192), Hero Factory Rocka XL (2282), and Duplo Pet Shop (5656) for $19.99 each. The savings off of MSRP for these sets would be 13%, 0%, 20% and 20% Off MSRP respectively. Please note that the "Doorbusters" coupon will not apply to these sets.
Update: It turns out that the coupon is also valid online by entering promotional code 948437 at checkout. Thanks Sharky!
At last, it seems that the Muji LEGO sets are readily available outside Japan. If you haven't heard of them before, they consist of LEGO bricks and sheets of paper which, when used with the separately available hole punch, can be used to make paper models held together with LEGO bricks.
You can see the selection available and order them from the Muji US website
I actually have three of the sets thanks to a friend who has a relative in Japan, but I haven't done much with them, or added them to the database yet, one reason being they don't have set numbers or any kind of unique identifier except for their barcode. So I guess I'll have to make them up...
However, they do look like fun, that is if you can bring yourself to cut and punch the supplied paper and not keep it MISB!
(thanks to Jeffrey S for the news)
Following what must have been a successful promotion last year, Target stores in the USA are again offering a free LEGO set with gift cards. This year, as well as making their company mascot Bullseye, you can also make a snowman and polar bear from the parts. This is effectively free LEGO so get on in store and buy some. Then spend the gift card on LEGO for yourself :-)
Several people have emailed to say that Toys R Us is listing many 2012 sets already, most of which are in stock for shipping. I would have expected them to appear around Thanksgiving, but not in October!
Meanwhile, images of several 2012 Creator sets have surfaced at Smashing Bricks, including this blue car (how many Creator cars do we need, exactly?) which is apparently one of the sets available at TRU.
By all accounts it seems that there was pandemonium in most TRUs, with queues of parents and kids and 'fights' over bricks, trying to build this model. Ace has posted an account of his experience and nice pictures of it at FBTB.
Polybag collectors need not worry: it's not an official packaged set, the only unique part of it is the sticker sheet.
Valid Friday 10/14 thru Saturday 10/15, Toys R Us is selling both Hogwarts (4867) and Hogwarts Castle (4842) at 25% Off the normal TRU price. With current Rewards Bucks expiring on Saturday, this may be your best chance to stack them atop a set already on sale. Additionally, for those of us who received the $10 October Gift Card, stacking it with a $5 Reward Bucks will reduce Hogwarts to 55% Off MSRP while also still qualifying for the Week 2 Forestman Minifigure Magnet. I think this will be enough to get my attention on an otherwise lackluster week 2 in Bricktober. As far as Hogwarts Castle, this discount mostly just wipes out the TRU markup so I'd probably wait for a better deal. And as is the case these days, Amazon has already matched the price on Hogwarts and reduced the price on Hogwarts Castle, though not as low as TRU.
I don't have all the details, but it would appear that there's an event at TRU that includes the opportunity to buy an exclusive polybag set of Rod Torque Redline which is one we don't have in the database here yet.
So, pop along to your local branch at the weekend and let us know what's going on, and if you can, grab a polybag for me :-)
Thanks to Okay for the news.
The rate of change in their sale has resulted in the best bargains dropping off the home page, so it's worth reiterating that the following sets are still 30% off:
- 7189 Mill Village Raid - an excellent set with unique farm animals
- 2507 Ninjago Fire Temple - superb structure and fiery dragon
- 7066 Alien Conquest Earth Defence HQ - the best retail set of the year. A Mark Stafford classic!
The Millennium Falcon, while not quite so deeply discounted, is still worth picking up at 25% off, weighing in at just $105.
As always, you can check out the full list on our Bargain watch page, which is automatically updated 4 times a day, making Brickset the first to report the discounts.
The number of sets being added to Amazon's sale -- which some say is to match that at TRU -- is growing daily. They'll be announced here as they are added but if you miss any of the announcements, keep an eye out on the Bargain Watch page where you'll find them all listed.
The top bargain is 30% off the Alien Conquest Earth Defence HQ, which is now just $63. This really is a top set -- maybe even the best of the year, so if you don't already have it, don't miss out...
It's that time again at Toys R Us! Valid Sunday 10/2 thru Saturday 10/8, TRU is putting 14 LEGO construction sets along with 4 LEGO board games on sale for 30% Off the normal TRU price. The sets are as follows: Space Shuttle, Space Center, Powerboat Transporter, Fishing Boat, City of Atlantis, Deep Sea Raider, Earth Defense HQ, AC Mothership, Mill Village Raid, King's Carriage Ambush, Millennium Falcon, Podracers, Skull Truck, and Fire Temple.
Additionally, you receive the exclusive Week 1 Bricktober minifigure magnet (White Ninja) with a qualifying $20 purchase. Lastly, this Week's flyer has a coupon that gets you a $10 "Special" Giftcard if you spend $75 or more. This "Special" Giftcard activates 6 hours later and then expires on 10/29/11.
Note: It is probably worth noting that, unlike last year, the Minifigures will be glued on each of the 4 magnets this Bricktober.
Note 2: Keep an eye on Amazon as they will likely match most if not all of these prices as has been their way recently.
Note 3: It appears that all other sets are 10% Off the normal TRU price this week.
Note 4: There appears to be yet another Brickober promotion, this one running throughout the month. For Rewards R Us members, you'll earn $5 in "LEGO Dollars" with your total LEGO purchase of $100+ or $10 in "LEGO Dollars" with your total LEGO purchase of $150+. These ceritificates will be mailed by TRU and via USPS sometime between 8 and 12 weeks after purchase. It's unclear to me, however, if these are in anyway different than normal "Rewards Bucks" (which are just as slow to arrive) or if the promotion is cumulative or per purchase. Additionally, the limit is one $5 or $10 certificate per member.
This DK book is now shipping from Amazon.com. If you haven't already pre-ordered it, what are you waiting for! It has some of my photography in it, but I can't tell you which photos are mine because I don't have a copy yet.
It's not out for a few weeks in the UK so I suspect you'll be able to read a review at FBTB before I receive my copy. Ace over at FBTB was also also involved in the book: he checked the text, so we can be assured it'll be accurate.
The feed from Amazon.com is now up and running, thanks in part to DrDave, and the discounted sets page is live. There may be a few teething troubles during the first few days but I'll fix them if they happen: it's difficult to test the code other than on the live website (since I don't have an online test and development environment), so bear with me...
We are not anticipating a huge number of alerts because of the relatively static nature of the prices at Amazon.com, and the 30% threshold which we've set it at currently, but I guess we'll see...
Valid Sunday 9/11/11 thru Saturday 9/17/11 both in-store and online, all LEGO Star Wars sets will be on sale at Toys R Us. Most sets are only 10% off although the Clone Trooper Battlepack (7913), Mandalorian Battlepack (7914), Slave 1 (8097), exclusive AT-AT (8129), and exclusive Battle for Geonosis (7869) will be 30% off the normal TRU price. Unless you've been putting off buying the AT-AT or Battle for Geonosis, I would probably recommend you wait for a much better sale or buy your sets tonight before the ongoing BOGO 50% off + free Harry Potter polybag (30110) promotions end.
There is one interesting addition though, where you receive a free R2-D2 USB flash drive with any Star Wars purchase of $30 or more. The flash drive, oddly enough, might actually get me to pick up the Battle for Geonosis which I had previously been putting off.
UPDATE: The BOGO50% is apparently still running but excludes Star Wars sets so stacking isn't an option.
If you're in the USA and hankered after this set when it was available in the UK with The Sun newspaper promotion recently, you will soon be able to get hold of it, but at a price!
Target is running an exclusive promotion: buy PotC OST on 3D Blu-Ray for $50 and get the mini Black Pearl free! It'll be available from October 18th.
Thanks to syahcire for the news.
Valid Sunday 8/28 thru' Saturday 9/3, save $25 off a $100+ LEGO construction purchase or $10 off a $50+ LEGO construction purchase at Toys R Us. There are apparently no theme exclusions and unlike a BOGO sale, you can use several smaller sets to reach the threshold. As always, try and buy sets with little or no TRU mark-up over MSRP in order to maximize your savings.
Amazon.com has matched the price on some sets included in this week's Toys R Us promotion of up to 30% off on LEGO city sets. If you happen to live in a state that doesn't collect sales tax on Amazon purchases, the savings will eclipse those offered by TRU.
Some notable sets are:
- 3368 Space Center - $48.99 (30% off)
- 7208 City Fire Station - $59.49 (26% off)
- 7498 Police Station - $76.99 (23% off)
Toys R Us has more selection than Amazon, and there are some instances where Toys R Us actually beats the Amazon price, so you'll also want to cross-check the list at Toys R Us. The most notable one was 4644 Marina. Please note that if you go into a Toys R Us brick and mortar store, you should not assume that the prices will be the same as the online prices, as they have a habit of marking them up in-store.
Also, remember to check your Rewards Bucks as they just recently issued credit from the previous offering period.
Ace at FBTB reports that this polybag can be bought in TRU for $4.99. It's nothing to get excited about but if you're an Harry Potter completist you'll want to add it to your collection.
7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar is now listed online at ToysRUs.com. It's currently marked as "out of stock for shipping" but "available in stores". If it follows the pattern of recent newly released sets (Star Wars, Red Cargo Train), then it should be available for shipping soon. An interesting conflict to this is that brickset member BothSidesOfTheBrick called a local Northern CA Toys R Us store and was told that the set would not be available in stores and will only be sold online. As we well know, customer service is often misinformed, so if you happen to find it in a local store, let us know!
Thanks to BothSidesOfTheBrick for the heads up!
The two new DK Brickmaster books are now available, and the Minifigure catalogue is still reduced at Amazon:
I don't yet have the DK books but I think they are waiting for me at work, having been delivered whilst I was away. I'll review when I have them.
It's also been reduced by $20 making it far more reasonably priced, so grab it while you can!
Valid Sunday 7/24 through Saturday 7/30, Toys R Us is running a Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion for all* LEGO construction sets. Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Ninjago sets are excluded, however. As always, try and buy similarly priced sets and look for those sets with little if any extra TRU markup in order to maximize your savings. Lastly, you receive free shipping on orders that exceed $75. The sale went live at midnight and there are many nice sets in stock such as the new Red Cargo Train, Emerald Night, Medieval Market, Queen Anne's Revenge, and the Imperial Flagship.
Update: In some stores, the promotion is actually BOGO 40% Off.
Update 2: Star Wars sets are now also BOGO50% Monday 7/25/11 Only. The catch is that they only pair with non-Star Wars sets. The plus is that you can buy mulitples of the same set.
Per their flyer, "Save $25 on your purchase of $125 or more when you use ANY MasterCard card at checkout." This seems like a really great deal to stack with the current BOGO1/2 promotion. I see no issues but here's the small print...
*For a limited time, receive $25 off your purchase of $125 or more (excluding tax, shipping and Buyer Protection Plan) when you use any MasterCard Card at checkout. $125 or more must be spent on a MasterCard Card in order to receive the discount. Gift card spend does not apply toward the $125. Offer applies to transactions at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com-Online Only. Discount will be applied automatically during checkout when a MasterCard card is used as method of payment. Offer not applicable to canceled orders due to out-of-stock merchandise. Discount not applicable with returned merchandise; total discount will be deducted from the value of any returned item to which the discount applied. This promotional offer may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of a discount. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Valid Sunday 7/17 through Saturday 7/23, Toys R Us is running yet another BOGO 50% Off sale, this time on all Star Wars, Harry Potter, Creator, Technic and Duplo construction sets. The sale is already live online and a number of great sets are available including, but not limited to, the Death Star, Tantive IV, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Ewok Attack, Fire Brigade, Emerald Night, and Geonosian Fighter. For some reason, the Grand Emporium is not registering the sale but you might be able to get TRU Customer Service to credit you back after the purchase should you feel daring. :o)
Additionally this week, you will receive a free Snowman or Christmas Tree polybag with any LEGO construction set purchase of $30 or more. As usual though, this "secondary' promotion does not appear to be stacking online with the BOGO sale.
As always, try to buy similary priced sets in order to maximize the discount and don't forget that you receive free shipping with any purchase of $75 or more.
Toys R Us is once again holding a Buy One, Get One 50% Off sale on select LEGO sets. It appears that the only exclusions are Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Alien Conquest. As the sale is unadvertised, it's unclear how long it will last or whether or not it will be honored in-store. As always, try to buy similarly priced sets in order to maximize the discount.
UPDATE: The Toys R Us email confirms the three themes above are indeed excluded and that this sale will run through Saturday 7/2/11 both online and in-store. Additionally, the Cars 2 sets are discounted 20% this week so that discount will stack with this BOGO50% offer.
Valid Friday (6/24/11) thru Saturday (6/25/11), Toys R Us is holding a Buy Two, Get One 90% Off sale on ALL LEGO construction sets. This sale is valid both in-store and online. Though many of the direct sets are currently sold out online, we saw last week many instances where they would briefly return to stock. As always, try to match similarly priced sets in order to maximize your discount.
Valid this Wednesday (6/15) through Saturday (6/18), Toys R Us is having yet another Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion, but this time on All sets and games. Please note that there is not the ususal * after "All" as this sale applies to everything! I know I've cried wolf before, but this may very well be the best sale ever. There's good news and bad news and good news. The good news is that nearly every set offered online by TRU was in stock at the stroke of midnight last night. The bad news is that several of the direct sets quickly depleted. The Death Star, Fire Brigade and Medieval Market lasted less than 30 minutes and were quickly followed by the Emerald Night and Tower Bridge. Overnight, it appears the only notable losses were the Emporium and the Cargo Train. But there's still more good news. As of right now, the NXT 2.0, AT-OT, Imperial Shuttle, Technic Excavator, Imperial Flagship, Tantive IV, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts and Queen Anne's Revenge are still in stock. And there have been occasions where depleted sets return to stock, so keep checking!
Update 8:30am: Well, that didn't take long. The Imperial Shuttle, Diagon Alley, and Imperial Flagship are now depleted.
Update 9:45am: Tower Bridge, Fire Brigade, Death Star, Cargo Train, Flagship, and Emerald Night now back in stock!
This week at Toys R Us, you will receive a free Creator Lighthouse polybag (30023) with any LEGO set or game purchase of $30 or more. Target, on the other hand, is having a sale on Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and select NinjaGo sets. The sale is in-store only and the exact particulars seem to vary by region. In my area, the sale is "Buy One, Get One 30% Off" while in other areas, the sale may be "Buy One, Get One 50% Off" or "Buy Two, Get One Free." I personally can't recall ever seeing a BOGO 30% sale let alone these kinds of variances by region. Leave it to Target, who previously introduced us to the 5% sale, to keep pushing the envelope. As always, try to buy similarly priced sets in order to maximize the discount.
(Thanks to TooMuchDew for keeping us up to date yet again).
Valid this Friday (6/10) and Saturday (6/11) only, Toys R Us is running a Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion for all LEGO Atlantis and Pharaoh's Quest sets. As always, be sure to buy similarly priced sets in order to maximize the discount. As with most BOGO sales at TRU, the promotion will likely be valid both online and in-store.
Here is a link to the flyer.
Valid this Wednesday (6/8) and Thursday (6/9) only, Toys R Us is running a Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion for all LEGO City and DUPLO sets. As always, be sure to buy similarly priced sets in order to maximize the discount. The promotion is valid both online and in-store and most if not all current City sets are in stock online, including both trains and the new Summer sets. Additionally, nearly all of these sets are still listed at MSRP. Here is a link to the flyer.
Note: For some reason, the new Police Station isn't flagged for this promotion online but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't register.
Through the Ambassador programme, we've been told that although the MBA is currently US-only, if it is successful it will be rolled out across Europe as well; no word on timescales or other regions at this time, sorry.
Through Monday 5/30, Toys R Us is running a Buy One Get One 50% Off promotion on Duplo, Bionicle, Hero Factory, Pharaoh's Quest, Toy Story and Racers sets. Additionally, all LEGO games are 25% off the normal TRU price.
We've been getting reports that the new Heroica Games have been spotted on the shelf in US Toys R Us. This is an interesting take on the LEGO games genre, a modular game system that you can extend by buying extra sets ... applying the modular ethos of LEGO to a range of games. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on Heroica and giving it a go. If it's any good, I can see it being heavily extended by the community and becoming a mainstay of AFOL events :-)
Thanks to georgebjones and others who let us know.
No additional information yet, but we'll let you know when we hear anything -
"Watch for more of our LEGO Stores opening this year!
-Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
-Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise, FL"
It's our understanding that there will be other, non-North American, stores announced later in the year ... no news on where or when, but keep an eye on the LEGO retail job vacancy site ... http://jobsatlego.com/search/retail ... as the store manager jobs usually pop up here ...
"LEGO Store Grand Opening Weekend!
May 20- 22
Help a real LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall LEGO Yoda during our 3-day Grand Opening celebration weekend!
Friday, May 20: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, May 21: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, May 22: 11am - 6pm
You'll get a free LEGO Star Wars Certificate of Achievement for helping, while supplies last! Plus, visit the LEGO Store during the event to enter for a chance to win a $50 LEGO Store Gift Card! No purchase necessary to enter.
On Saturday, be one of the first 300 customers to spend $35 in the LEGO Store and you'll receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Minifigure set!
On Sunday, the first 300 customers to spend $35 in the LEGO Store will receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Minifigure T-Shirt! Shirts are available in child's sizes only."
Brickset member LegoDad42 has posted scans of the new LEGO Store Calendar for June on Flickr. Please note that this month's calendar is oversized so there are four links. The main June promotion is for a free "Build A Minifigure" (BAM) container with a $99 purchase. Also, the calendar now has a QR image which you can scan with your smart phone for a direct link to stores.LEGO.com in order "to stay up to date on the latest LEGO Store news and events!" :o)
Valid Friday (4/29) thru' Saturday (4/30), Buy One Get One 50% Off all LEGO Bionicle, Prince of Persia, Space Police and Power Miners construction sets. With PoP, SP III, and Power Miners having been discontinued, this might be your last chance to pick up some of these sets. While the sale will likely be valid online as well, the pickings are already very slim there.
FBTB.net is reporting a Buy One Get One 50% Off sale on Star Wars and Harry Potter sets today only (April 24) at Toys R Us. The deal is valid both Instore and online with coupon and coupon code respectively. Please visit FBTB.net for further details.
All of the initial PotC sets except The Captain's Cabin (4191) are now available for order online at Target. Thus, it probably won't be too long before we start to seem them in stores. Additionally, they're listed at MSRP at Target while Toys R Us has already marked most of these sets up. Thanks to Brickset member vpustote for the news. Click here to buy.
Update: I found all the sets except for the Queen Anne's Revenge at our local Target last night. I'm pacing myself, though, so I only bought the Zombie Pirates. ;o)
There's good news and bad news on the Toys R Us front.
THE GOOD NEWS: The Toys R Us website is now listing as "In Stock" several new City, Kingdoms, and Alien Conquest sets. This is great timing as we still have 3 days left on the current Buy One, Get One 50% Off sale and each of these themes is eligible. Additionally, the initial 7 Pirates of the Caribbean sets are also still available.
THE BAD NEWS: Unfortunately, the Alien Conquest Mothership (7065), City of Atlantis (7985), City Marina (4644), and Queen Anne's Revenge (4195) are still not available. Additionally, Toys R Us has just added their markup to all of the initial Pirates of the Caribbean sets. :o(
Thanks to Brickset members rotaylo and robsuckylife as well as Forum members typo and mkoesel for the news.
Forum member Jillerbean16 provides us photographic proof that Series 4 Minifigures have begun showing up at Target stores. Look for them in specialized hanging boxes on endcaps in/around the toy aisle. There's no confirmation yet on the numbers or exact assortment of minifigures per hanging box.
Just in time for Pirates of the Caribbean sets, Toys R Us is running a Buy One, Get One 50% Off Sale this week on All* LEGO construction sets and games. And of course by all, TRU is excluding Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Mindstorms sets. As far as sales go, this might be one of the better ones we see for a while. Just be sure to buy similarly priced sets as well as those at or near MSRP.
Valid Sunday 4/10 thru Saturday 4/16, Police Dog Unit (7285) and Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914) each only $8 (normally $12.99 and $11.99 respectively) while Quidditch Match (4737) is only $15 (normally $19.99). Additionally, all other Harry Potter sets and selected Star Wars and City sets also on sale.
Valid Sunday 4/10 thru' Saturday 4/16, receive a Series 3 Collectible Minifigure free with any LEGO construction set purchase of $30 or more. Additionally, the following sets are 20% off the normal Toys R Us price: Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914), Clone Trooper Battlepack (7913), Creator Dune Hopper (5763), Creator Mini Digger (5761), Off-Road Fire Rescue (7942), Police Helicopter (7741), Police Minifigure Collection (7279), and various LEGO Racers Tiny Turbo and Hero Factory sets.
Valid Friday 4/8 thru Saturday 4/9, Series 3 Collectible Minifigures are once again "Buy One, Get One 50% Off". Additionally, the Slave I (8097), AT-AT (8129), and Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship (7930) will again be 30% below the normal Toys R Us price.
Lastly, and thanks to forum member DaveBey for the heads-up, all LEGO City sets ($4.99 - $179.99) will be "Buy One, Get One 50% Off" this Saturday only (4/9).
- Receive a Skeleton Chopper polybag (30081) free with any LEGO Ninjago set purchase of $20+.
- Receive an Alien Spaceship polybag (30070) free with any LEGO Toy Story set purchase of $20+.
- Receive an Attack Shuttle polybag (30050) free with any LEGO Star Wars set purchase of $20+.
Valid Sunday 3/27 thru Saturday 4/2 both in-store and online.
The discount retailer Five Below is now carrying both Series 2 and 3 Collectible Minifigures. Their normal price will be $3.99 but both series are $2.99 this week. At our local store, I found two S2 boxes and about six S3 boxes. Also, they were selling several polybags including the Creator Jeep (7803), X-Wing (30050), World Racers Jet Ski (30031), Atlantis Octopus (30040), and Atlantis Mini Sub (30042). Each polybag was $3.99.
Valid Sunday 3/20 thru Saturday 3/26 both online and in-store, the following 10 sets will be 30% off the normal Toys R Us price: City Police Station (7498), City Police Boat (7287), Atlantis Exploration HQ (8077), Atlantis Angler Attack (7978), Ninjago Ice Dragon Attack (2260), Ninjago Garmodon's Dark Fortress (2505), Duplo Deluxe Brick Box (5507), Pharaoh's Quest Flying Mummy Attack (7307), Pharaoh's Quest Scorpion Pyramid (7327), and a 10th set I've so far been unable to identify (Toys R Us p/n 578386). All other LEGO construction sets will likely be 10% off the normal Toys R Us price, possibly including S4 minifigures and LEGO Direct sets in stock online. If you're buying online and want to support Brickset, please click here to buy.
Cygnet has reported at his Ugly Duckling blog that TRU branches in the USA now have series 4 on the shelves.
He says: 'If you're in the US...Call 1-800-869-7787 , Press menu options 1, 3, and then 2. Ask the operator to check the availability of item 578074"
You can keep track of the global rollout and add your own sightings on his rollout map.
Update: Doh! I've just read on his blog that he got this information from comments made today to a news article here at Brickset. I really shoud pay more attention to my own site! There's links to pictures of the dots in the comments, too.
Update 2: I've taken a snapshot of his U.S. rollout map (as of 3/17/11) and pasted it above for quick reference (YC)
Update 3: They have hit the East Coast (3/22/11)
There are several deals this week at Toys R Us, most notably Buy One, Get One 50% Off LEGO Series 3 Minifigures. While it's great that the average minifigure price subsequently drops to $2.25, it also seems to reaffirm that we could start seeing Series 4 Minifigures at TRU very soon.
Also, they are extending last week's deals where (1) you receive a free "My First LEGO" set (5932) with a LEGO construction set purchase of $50 or more; (2) Buy One, Get One 50% Off Bionicle sets normally $8.99 or $9.99; and (3) 30% Off the normal TRU price for the AT-AT (8129), Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship (7930) and Slave I (8097).
Lastly, you can receive a FREE Bionicle All Stars sets when you buy any two Hero Factory construction sets. Click here to buy now.
Valid Sunday 3/6 thru Saturday 3/12, receive a free "My First LEGO" set (5932) with a LEGO construction set purchase of $50 or more.
While I wasn't surprised to find the new AT-ST (30054) in the Easter section at my local Target, I also stumbled across Dragon Fight (30083), a really neat Ninjago polybag. As is usual, each set was $3.99. Additionally, they had a bin set up for a polybag entitled "Fireman" with a price of $3.49. Any idea what that might be? Up front at the registers, they were still selling the Toy Story Army Jeep (30071), the Fire Helicopter (4900), and the Atlantis Mini Sub (30042).
Update: The Ninjago Dragon Fight polybag was actually only $3.49 and the 3rd placeholder was just for the older Fire Chief polybag (30010).
Running today (3/4) through tomorrow (3/5) and valid both in store and online, TRU has a BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF sale for all Hero Factory, Bionicle, Atlantis, Prince of Persia and World Racers sets. Additionally, they are offering the AT-AT (8129), Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship (7930), and Slave I (8097) for 30% off the normal TRU price. They are also knocking 20% off all LEGO board games. This might be a good opportunity to pick up one of the new LEGO games, such as Banana Balance (3853), Sunblock (3852) or Pirate Plank (3848). Click here to buy now.
Valid Sunday 2/20 through Saturday 2/26 and applies to all LEGO sets and games except Star Wars. As of a few hours before Sunday, there are still several LEGO Direct sets in stock online so here's hoping...
Click here to buy.
Valid Friday 2/18 through Monday 2/21, Toys R Us will be discounting several sets. The following sets will be 30% off the regular Toys R Us price: Bionicle Piraka (7137), Bionicle Gresh (7117), Bionicle Rahkshi (7138), Bionicle Skrall (7136), City Garage (7642), Power Miners Titanium Command Rig (8964) and Space Police 3 Hyperspeed Pursuit (5973). Additionally, they're knocking $20 off their price for the AT-AT (8129) and Turbo Tank (8098) but that just brings the sets only slightly under MSRP. You can see the Toys R Us flyer here.
I apologize for the delay in getting this nice sale posted, but better late than never, right? :o) Through Saturday 2/19, Toys R Us is selling the Jedi Shuttle (7931), Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship (7930), The Battle of Naboo (7929), and the V-Wing Starfighter (7915) for 25% Off the normal Toys R Us price. The resulting discount ends up somewhere between 18% and 21% Off MSRP so it's a pretty good deal, especially since these sets are relatively new. Additionally, all other LEGO Star Wars sets are 10% Off the normal Toys R Us price but this mostly just wipes out their own markup. That being said, they have not yet marked up The Battle for Geonosis (7869) or the Clone Trooper Battlepack (7913) so those are indeed a straight up 10% Off.
Valid through Saturday 2/5/11, All LEGO City and Pharaoh's Quest sets are 20% Off at Toys R Us. Additionally, receive a free Ninjago battle card and card collector's album with any Ninjago purchase of $20 or more.
Surprisingly, we also found the Winter Village Bakery on sale for about 30% off at our local LEGO Store. This may vary per store though, so you might want to call first. And while most of the January Sale items have since sold out, there are still great deals to be had on a couple of magnet sets and key chains.
Per the Toys R Us email, 30% Off The X-Wing (6212), Slave 1 (8097), Wampa Cave (8089), At-At (8129), Garbage Truck Getaway (7599), Desert Attack (7569), and Ostrich Race (7570). Additionally, it indicates that all other Star Wars, Toy Story, and Prince of Persia sets are also on sale.
We reported last month that the LEGO Brand Retail division were advertising for store managers for new stores in Cleveland & Denver (and see below); now they are advertising for a store manager for another new store, this time in Indianapolis.
You can read the details of the job here, and apply on-line if you meet the requirements. No time wasters please ;-)
It's likely the opening date for the new Indianapolis store will be
March or Aprilin the spring; we'll let you know when we find out.
They are also adverising for a part-time supervisor for the Miami store at Adventura Mall.
As reported by brickset member cmrt1014, the February in-store calendar lists three new Brand Stores opening in the US
in Februarysoon -
- South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
- Park Meadows Mall, Lone Tree, Denver, CO
- Beachwood Place Mall, Cleveland, OH
With the Grand Opening events for the two new UK stores & the Copenhagen store still pending, it's a busy time for Brand Retail.
The good news is that TRU is offering a Buy Two, Get 3rd Free deal today for LEGO sets. The deal is valid online and also likely in-store. As for the bad news, not only are Pharaoh's Quest and Star Wars excluded but nearly every large set is already sold out online. But there are some nice, eligible sets in stock including but not limited to NinjaGo as well as the Creator Jet, and TRU Truck. This may also be your last chance to pick up the now discontinued City Corner, City Dump Truck, or any Space Police set. To maximize the discount, be sure to buy 3 similarly priced sets.
Click here to buy now.
While a store in Cleveland is clearly news, there is already a store in Denver ... but the job notice says "LEGO is coming to Denver", which implies another store might be opening? We'll keep a look out and let you know if we find out more... if you're interested in either post, you can apply through the links above, noting the minimum experience requirements.
Mkoesel tells us that "Target stores are selling NinjaGo as of today. I picked up the 2257 Starter Set and was pleasantly surprised. It turns out that spinning minifigs at a very high RPM for no other reason than to bash them together is more fun than expected."
- 30062: Target Practice - You'll find this wonderful little polybag near the registers.
- 30071: Army Jeep - This polybag can be found in the Christmas/seasonal section of the store.
- 4620157: Target Bulls-eye Gift Card - Target now has its own "LEGO themed gift card" that comes with - get this - a 31-piece LEGO set! You'll find it in card section of the store. You must put a minimum of $5 on the gift card. Consider it free LEGO!
- schvatts and "jwsmart" report to finding Series 3 mini-figures at their local Wal-Marts. They tell us Wal-Mart is retailing them for $2.97 and that you'll find them in the regular LEGO toy aisle.
- KryptonHeidt ('s sister to be specific) found some Series 2 minifigs at his local Wal-Mart recently. So while you're there looking for Series 3, you might be suprised by some Series 2 figures still on the shelves! (Lets hope, right?)
$6 for Army Men! If I could I'd buy 10-20 boxes, but they won't ship to the UK... (thanks cjg)
Update: as is often the case at Amazon, the prices have now risen again, sorry if you missed out!
It appears Toys R Us is extending their current Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion to all LEGO sets except Pharaoh's Quest this Tuesday (12/21/10) and Wednesday (12/22/10). The email is a bit vague but doesn't say anything about this being In-Store only so be sure to check on-line in the morning. I just got back from my local TRU and was very excited to find the new V-Wing, Jedi Shuttle, Bounty Hunter, and Gungan sets so I will definitely be visiting tomorrow!
Click Here to buy now.
Another bunch of 2011 sets will be available from LEGOshop.com in the USA and Canda tomorrow including Star Wars and HERO Factory. I've posted the full list as a comment to this article.
Click through on the yellow banner and get ordering!
Enter coupon code V9T8A8C at checkout for 25% off one applicable item. Per their email, today is also the last day for free shipment by Christmas. Unfortunately for LEGO fans, it appears this code will only work on the Brickmaster books, LEGO Star Wars Encyclopedia, and the Architecture set Rockefeller Plaza (21007). Click here to buy now.
Yet another great BOGO50% Sale this week at Toys R Us, though this one is limited to just the City sets. If you've been holding off picking up that Garage and Airport or if you're eyeing the new Police Station, this sale is for you. :o) Also, don't forget to pick up the now discontinued Traveller impulse set which pairs nicely with....himself, or maybe the Smart Car. :o)
Target has the following sets on sale for 30% Off:
Battle of Endor (8038), Galactic Enforcer (5974), Neptune Carrier (8075), Anakin's Y Wing (8037), Tie Defender (8087), Hyperspeed Pursuit (5973), AAT (8018), Lavatraz (8191), Gateway of the Squid (8061), Pizza Planet Delivery Truck (7598), Gator Swamp (8899), Claw Catcher (8190), Lunar Limo (5984), Undercover Cruiser (5983), Separtists Shuttle (8036), Buzz's Starfighter (7593), Echo Base (7749), Corporate Alliance Tank Droid (7748), Smash 'n' Grab (5982), Magma Mech (8189), Seabed Scavenger (8059)
Additionally, the Venator Republic Attack Cruiser (8039) is currently on sale for 25% Off.
Lastly, don't forget that it's also Buy One, Get One 50% Off on all Prince of Persia sets. This may be your last opportuntity to pick up sets from the now discontinued Prince of Persia, Toy Story, Power Miners, and Space Police themes so don't lollygag. :o) Click here to buy now.
Toys R Us has decreased the price on the the new At-At Walker to $95.99 for this Friday and Saturday, valid both in store and online. While this only accounts to about 13% Off MSRP, a little fuzzy math can get this up to 25% in savings when you take into account the free $4 Stormtrooper polybag and the ongoing 10% back for Rewards members. And for those of us who received "15% Off Any One Item" coupons weeks back, you can piggy back that coupon to end up around 37% in savings. You have to love fuzzy math. :o) Click here to buy now.
A couple of people have emailed to say there's a voucher available which'll give 25% off purchases over $50 of LEGO. It's valid today and tomorrow so if you still have stuff to buy after all the recent sales, get down there quick! (thanks Luke and bmwlego)
It also says you get a 'free limited edition minifigure with purchases over $30' Anyone know what that is?
- Valid 12/10 thru 12/11 - In-store only and with coupon, save $10 on any LEGO construction set purchase of $50 or more (excludes Pharaoh's Quest).
- Valid 12/10 thru 12/11 - Receive a LEGO Minifigure 2GB Flash Drive with $75+ LEGO purchase.
- Valid 12/10 thru 12/11 - 50% off LEGO Bionicle sets.
- Valid 12/12 thru 12/18 - Receive a Stormtrooper polybag (30005) set with $30+ LEGO purchase.
- Valid 12/10 thru 12/11 - Wampa Cave (8089), Gateway of the Squid (8061) and Passenger Plane (3181) each 32% off; most other Atlantis, Star Wars, and City sets 10% to 15% off.
- Valid 12/12 thru 12/18 - Buy One, Get One for 50% off all World Racer, Duplo, and Prince of Persia sets.
- Valid 12/10 thru 12/11 - Tri-Fighter Droid (8086), Freeco Speeder (8085) and Plo Koon's Starfighter (8093) each 20% off.
- Valid 12/12 thru 12/18 - Buy One, Get One for 50% off all Atlantis, City, and Hero Factory sets.
Though not as good as their advertised "25% Off Your Entire Purchase" sale, Amazon has indeed corrected their system and the sale is now basically "Buy One, Get One 50% Off of Select LEGO Sets." But seeing as how there are some great sets listed, many already at a discount, a few LEGO Direct sets offered, and free shipping on qualifying orders, this is a pretty awesome deal. Thanks again to Brickset member neoroark for the heads-up yesterday. There are some catches to the deal. The discount only applies once per order and to the cheapest applicable set, so be sure to buy two similarly priced sets.
To buy (and support Brickset), please click here and then manually add to your cart any 2 of the following 43 sets (or Qty 2 of one set where allowed). The discount will show up at checkout and prior to finalizing your order. Don't dilly dally as I'm not sure how long this deal will last...
UPDATE: Some of the individual set discounts are already disappearing but the BOGO50% still works. Better hurry!
- 10197 Fire Brigade
- 10198 Tantive IV, 8037 Anakin's Y-Wing, 8085 Freeco Speeder, 8036 Separatists Shuttle, 8087 Tie Defender, 8086 Droid Tri-Fighter
- 7569 Desert Attack, 7571 Fight for the Dagger, 7573 Battle of Alamut, 7572 Quest Against Time, 7570 The Ostrich Race
- 8061 Gateway of the Squid, 8075 Neptune Carrier, 8059 Seabed Scavenger, 8060 Typhoon Sub, 8057 Wreck Raider
- 7595 Army Men on Patrol, 7593 Buzz's Star Command Ship, 7789 Lotso's Dump Truck, 7597 Toy Story Train
- 4736 Freeing Dobby
- 8864 Desert of Destruction, 8899 Gator Swamp, 8190 Claw Catcher, 5983 Undercover Cruiser, 5982 Smash 'n' Grab, 8189 Magma Mech
- 5548 Building Fun, 8871 Power Functions Extension Wire, 8884 Power Functions IR RX, 8870 Power Functions Light, 5506 Duplo Building Set, 5497 Duplo Learning, 5507 Duplo Deluxe Brick Box, 8411 Ben 10 Chromastone, 8517 Ben 10 Humongousaur, 8211 Brick Street Getaway, 7136 Skrall, 7160 Hero Factory Drop Ship, 5549 Building Fun, 5893 Offroad Power
All LEGO construction sets (Yes, ALL!!!) BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF this Tuesday (12/7) through Thursday (12/9) with coupon.
#### MIX AND MATCH #### Star Wars! Pharaoh's Quest! Harry Potter! City! Kingdoms! Creator! Atlantis! World Racers! Bionicle! Technic! Pirates! Space Police! Minifigures! Toy Story! Prince of Persia! Duplo!
Valid in store only and Toys R Us reserves the right to limit quantities. And don't forget, you also still receive a LEGO Minifigure 2GB Flash Drive with a $75+ purchase! I can't recall the last time TRU ran an unrestricted sale like this. Here's hoping the shelves will be restocked to the max tomorrow! :o)
Please find below a list of several noteworthy current and forthcoming sales:
- Valid through ?: Undercover Cruiser (5983), Wind Turbine Transport (7747), Undersea Explorer (8080), Shadow Snapper (8079), Wreck Raider (8057), and Seabed Scavenger (8059) each 20% Off; Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter (10215) 25% Off.
- Valid through 12/4: King's Castle (7946) and Toy Story 3 Train (7597) each 30% Off; All Other Kingdoms & Toy Story sets 10% - 15% Off ; Lunar Limo (5984) 20% Off; Plo Koon's Starfighter (8093) and Deep Sea Striker (8076) each 25% Off; Hyena Bomber (8016), Tank Truck (3180), Jagged Jaws Reef (8897), Smash 'n' Grab (5982), Super Speedster (5867), and Magma Mech (8189) each 15% Off.
- Valid 12/5 through 12/11: Wampa Cave (8089), Gateway of the Squid (8061), and Passenger Plane (3181) each 32% Off; All other Atlantis, Star Wars, and City sets likely 10% to 15% Off
TOYS R US
- Valid through 12/4 with coupon: All Star Wars sets are Buy One, Get One 50% Off
- Valid through 12/4: All Lego sets (except Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pharaoh) are Buy One, Get One 50% Off
- Valid 12/5 through 12/11: Free Mini-Figure 2GB USB Drive with any $75+ Lego construction set purchase
This coupon is open to anyone and is only valid In-Store this Friday (12/3) and Saturday (12/4).
I just received an email from Toys R Us indicating that for Today only (Wednesday, 12/1/10), the Indiana Jones Venice Canal Chase set (7197) is on sale again for 40% off the TRU price (32% of MSRP). If you can still find it, this is a pretty cool set and pairs up somewhat nicely with the new Log Cabin (5766) and the ongoing BOGO50% sale.
Well, it didn't take long for Series 3 minifigures to reach the East Coast. I've just got back from our local Toys R Us (Northern Virginia) where they had a couple of picked through boxes. I managed to get one of each figure and can confirm that each packet does indeed have identifying dimples on the bottom flap. However, the dimples are very difficult to differentiate even at home, let alone in the store. Additionally, the inital cheat sheet, so to speak, is helpful but in my opinion, incomplete. It will probably be a good idea to put together a revised one. It's also disappointing to note that you don't receive any spare pieces, unlike with the first two series (e.g. syringe, maraca, pistol, feather(s), ski pole, microphone, sword, etc). I would say the Elf, Rapper, Hula Girl, and Fisherman are definitely the best of the bunch. :o) Lastly, with LEGO raising the price of impulse sets to $3.99, and with Series 3 starting out at $2.99 at both Fred Meyers and Toys R Us, is it possible that this will be the new MSRP for the collectible minifigures?
UPDATE: I've created a new Series 3 Cheat Sheet that I think is more accurate. Let me know what you think!
Valid both in store and online through Saturday, 12/4/10. As usual, Star Wars and Harry Potter are excluded. Additionally, it appears that Toys R Us has listed most of the direct sets as "Out of Stock" already online.
Today's offers at LEGOshop.com are as follows. Click on the yellow banner in the corner to take advantage of them, which are good in the USA and Canada, and check back here tomorrow morning when there'll be yet another load of sets going cheap.
Is anyone in the USA not out looking for series 3 figs this weekend? I think I'm right in saying that it's only Fred Meyer stores that are stocking them at the moment. Have you found them anywhere else?
I've added a link to the series 3 crib-sheet that Rick from fbtb created, in the menu, for your handy reference.
If you're having no luck finding them locally, there's always eBay which is still awash with them. To see a listing of all available lots, see the set details page or the eBay search tool. Happy bidding!
I've run across so many great polybags recently, I thought a consolidated list would be helpful. Let me know if I've missed any...
- 7802 Le Mans Racer (Target)
- 30002 Police Boat (Target)
- 30031 World Racer Powerboat (Target)
- 30040 Octopus w/ treasure ring (Target)
- 30051 X-Wing Fighter (Target)
- 30071 Army Jeep (Target)
- 4900 Fire Helicopter (Target)
- 30005 Imperial Speeder Bike (Toys R Us)
- 30008 Snowman (Toys R Us)
- 30009 Christmas Tree (Toys R Us)
- 30070 Alien Space Ship (Toys R Us)
Of course by "All", TRU means all except for Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Pharaoh's Quest. Valid this Friday and Saturday (11/19 & 11/20) with coupon. This promotion is also available on-line by entering promotional code 941747 at checkout. This a great opportuntity to stack discounts as TRU has already marked some sets down for the season. Assuming that there are not any hidden exceptions, you could, for example, pick up two Public Transports for $60 each. Additionally, the coupon denotes no other exclusions so it's possible you could use this code on some of the LEGO Direct sets, Power Functions, road plates, and train tracks on-line... provided TRU doesn't pull them all out of stock tonight. Having reviewed all of the forthcoming Black Friday deals, this is definitely the best deal so far. Be sure to check if the discount applies to multiple pairs of items in your cart before checking out though.
And there's a photo to prove it over at BrickPop. Apparently there were loads at Fred Myer's in Seattle, WA, but now there are probably none: the guy bought 11 boxes of them...
I guess those of you in the US had better get down to your local branch and see if you can find any.
(via Toys N Bricks)
Update: they are appearing on eBay already, where there are some great pictures. If you are in the US you'll see them on the set details page, if not you can view them via the Brickset eBay search page, and click on United States in the menu.
Update 2: BrickPop has now analysed the contents of the boxes and posted pictures, unfortunately not very good ones, of each 'fig.
Toys N Bricks is reporting that Pharaoh's Quest and Racers sets are on the shelves in some TRUs already, and we've had reports that 2011 City (Police) sets are, too. This seems very early for them to be available: normally they are put out to fill the shelves left empty by Black Friday. If you have them and can provide decent pictures, preferably scans, of the instruction covers, we'll add them here.
I'm not even sure when Black Friday is (is it the last Friday in November?) but I do know that in the USA you all go shopping crazy and there's loads of offers to be had.
Yellowcastle and I will try and keep you up to date as news of them comes in.
Target: (Beginning 4AM 11/26 and while supplies last): Galactic Enforcer (5974) and Trolls' Mountain Fortress (7097) each $64.99; Additionally, receive $10 Target Giftcard with $100 or more purchase (valid 4AM thru 10AM 11/26)
K-Mart: (No Info Yet):
LEGO Stores: (11/26 while supplies last; store hours vary): Receive a Discount Scratcher at checkout worth 10%, 20%, or 50% off of your purchase
Shopping Season is once again upon us. Besides some great deals at Borders and Costco, there are already some sales of note at Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart:Target (thru 11/6)· 10% Off most Toy Story 3 and Star Wars sets· Atlantis HQ (8077) - $39.00, Lavatraz (6191) - $37.00Target Holiday Toy Sale (thru 11/24)· With coupon, $5 off Undersea Explorer (8080), City Advent Calendar (2824), Cad Bane's Speeder (8128), Pizza Planet Truck (7598), or City House (8403)Target (11/7 - 11/13)· City Truck (3221) - $24.99· All other City Sets on Sale - Likely 10% OffTarget (thru ?)· Exclusive Lego Bullseye Set with "LEGO" giftcard purchaseToys R Us Doorbusters (thru 11/6)· 30% off Temple of Doom (7199) and Typhoon Turbo Sub (8060) after 3pm Fri / before 1pm SatToys R Us Christmas Book (thru 11/24)· Public Transport (8404) - $79.99· Outpost Attack (7948) - $17.99· King's Castle (7946) - $84.99· Desert of Destruction (8864) - $84.99· Blizzard's Peak (8863) - $49.99· Portal of Atlantis (8078) - $84.99· Shadow Snapper (8079) - $24.99· Atlantis HQ (8077) - $39.99· Neptune Carrier (8075) - $51.99· Passenger Plane (7893) - $34.99· Fire Station (7945) - $69.99· Police HQ (7744) - $79.99· Turbo Tank (8098) - $114.99· AT-AT (8129) - $109.99Walmart (thru ?)· Turbo Tank (8098) - $103.54· Toy Story Train (7597) - $60.00· Atlantis HQ (8077) - $39.00· Wampa Cave (8089) - $32.50· Lunar Limo (5984) - $32.00· Fire Helicopter (7206) - $32.00· Midi Star Destroyer (8099) - $32.00· Passenger Plane (7893) - $30.00· Plo Koon's Starfighter (8093) - $19.00· Jagged Jaws Reef (8897) - $15.00· Deep Sea Striker (8076) - $15.00· City Tanker Truck (3180) - $15.00
For your ease of use, here is a list of all the store exclusives in the USA this year. Remember, these sets all usually have a very limited production run (there have been some exceptions) and it is best to grab the ones you want before the holiday shopping rush:
- City 3222: Helicopter and Limousine
- Games 3847: Magma Monster
- Toy Story 7591: Construct-A-Zurg
- Star Wars 8092: Luke’s Landspeeder
- Star Wars 8099: Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer
- City 7213: Off-Road Fire Truck and Fire Boat
- Toy Story 7598: Pizza Planet Truck Rescue
- Atlantis 8080: Undersea Explorer
- Star Wars 8128: Cad Bane’s Speeder
- City 8403: City House
- Games 3845 Wild Wool
- DUPLO Toy Story 5691: Alien Space Crane
- HERO Factory 7179: Duncan Bulk and Vapour
- Toy Story 7599: Garbage Truck Getaway
- City 7684: Pig Farm and Tractor
- City 7936: Level Crossing
- City 7937: Train Station
- City 7938: Passenger Train
- City 7939: Cargo Train
- City 7848: Toys”R”Us City truck
- Atlantis 8079: Shadow Snapper
- Star Wars 8091: Republic Swamp Speeder
- Star Wars 8129: AT-AT Walker
- City 8404: Public Transport Station
For this last week in their Bricktober promotion (10/24 - 10/30), Toys R Us is having a Star Wars LEGO sale. While most sets will be just 10% off the TRU price, the following 4 sets will be available for 25% off the TRU price: Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle (8096), Rebel Battle Pack (8083), Imperial Battle Pack (8084) and Plo Koon's Starfighter (8093). However, once you take the TRU mark-up into account, the only nice deal is the Shuttle at about 20% off the MSRP. The best thing about this deal is that you can pick up two battle packs to qualify for the 4th Retro Minifigure Magnet, the Black Falcon soldier. As with the other promotional minifigure magnets, you receive one with a qualifying $20 purchase of LEGO sets or games.
UPDATE: For whatever reason, the Star Wars LEGO sets are already on sale online. Too bad the Retro Fireman Magnet is no longer in stock.
UPDATE 2: There's an additional promotion next week. With any LEGO construction set purchase of $50 or more, you will receive a "My First LEGO Set" bucket (6161) valued at $14.99. This could pose problems online if your cart exceeds $50 as double promotions in previous weeks have kept the magnet from being added to your cart.
This week, Toys R Us is running another BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF sale. However, this sale excludes Star Wars, Harry Potter, Space Police, Creator, Bricks and More, and LEGO Direct sets. As always, be sure to buy similarly priced sets in order to maximize the deal. Additionally, with a $20 purchase and while supplies last, you will receive a Retro Fireman Minifigure Magnet. Lastly, visit your local Toys R Us on Saturday October 23 between 12 - 2pm for their LEGO Bricktober 500 where you get to build, decorate, and race your own LEGO car. You also receive a free "LEGO" driver's license! :o)
Update: Online, the magnet is automatically added to your cart and trumps the BOGO50% deal unless you add a 3rd qualifying item to your cart. I thus recommend that you head to your local store where this will not likely be an issue. Otherwise, you can remove the magnet from your cart to claim the BOGO50% discount. This occurred with the double promotion last week as well so hopefully TRU can get this fixed prior to the upcoming Holiday season.
- Thanks to Brickset member TooMuchDew, here are links to The November 2010 LEGO Store Calendar (front / back) and October 2010 LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build (overview / directions)
- This is Week 2 in the Toys R Us Bricktober Promotion. While there are not any sales to speak of, you do receive the super awesome Cavalry Officer Magnet with a qualifying $20 purchase.
- And don't forget, October is Double VIP Points at LEGO Stores and LEGOShop.com. This equates to 10% savings off your future purchases so don't delay!
Throughout October, Toys R Us is offering an exclusive LEGO "Retro Mini-Figure Magnet" with any LEGO construction set or game purchase of $20 or more. There will be a different mini-figure each week in October, starting with an Imperial Soldier from the first Pirates theme. Each guest is limited to one magnet per week.
Additionally, beginning Sunday 10/3/10 and ending Saturday 10/9/10, all LEGO sets and games will be on sale at Toys R Us. Better yet, several sets will be 30% off the current TRU price including:
- Arc Fighter (8088)
- Turbo Tank (8098)
- Space Police Central (5985)
- Undercover Cruiser (5983)
- Pig Farm (7684)
- Police Headquarters (7744)
- Fire Station (7208)
- Claw Catcher (8190)
- Lavatraz (8191)
Also, check the TRU ad this Sunday for a coupon that will get you $10 in "Geoffrey Bucks" with a qualifying $75 purchase.
Beginning Sunday 9/26/10 and ending Saturday 10/2/10, Toys R Us is having a "20% Off" Sale on the following three Star Wars sets: Hoth Wampa Cave (8089), Grievous Starfighter (8095) and Plo Koon's Starfighter (8093). Please note though that this "20% Off" is applied on the new TRU price and not the MSRP. Thus your savings are moreso in the 10%, 12% and 4% range respectively. Toys R Us is also offering a $10 Gift Card with any $50 Star Wars purchase (outside of books and educational electronics) or a $5 Gift Card with any $30 Star Wars purchase under the same restrictions. The Gift Card deal is only available in-store but the discounts will also be available online.
While the Gift Card aspect makes this a much a more enticing offer, you can still probably find as good a deal if not better at Borders with one of their weekly coupons. With just their standard 33% coupon, you can get Slave 1(8097) at 22% off MSRP, Hoth Wampa Cave (8089) at 25% off MSRP, and the Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle (8096) at 17% off MSRP.
Of course by "ALL", TRU means except Star Wars. The sale begins Sunday 9/19/10, ends on Saturday 9/25/10, and should be valid both in-store and on-line. As always, do your best to buy similarly priced sets in order to maximize your savings (i.e. 33%). For those of you waiting for the best deals, they generally don't get any better than this. That is unless you luck out on the day after Thanksgiving and score a 50% off coupon at your local LEGO Store. You are, of course, then required to buy a Death Star. :o)
REVISED UPDATE: TOYSRUS.com is now selling the various Train Track, Power Functions, and Road Plate sets but none appears to be eligible for this sale. :o(
There have been rumors for a couple of weeks that Walmart was to begin selling Series 2 Minifigures here in the U.S. Brickset member syahcire however, is now reporting that he has found them on a "sidecap hanging display" in the LEGO section at a Walmart in Arlington, TX. As many of you have already noted, it definitely appears that the U.S. distribution for Series 2 has been much better than Series 1. Besides Walmart, Series 2 has been available at Target, Toys R Us, Borders, and LEGO Stores not to mention independent shops, TOYSRUS.COM and LEGOSHOP.COM among others.
If you're a BrickMaster subscriber you'll have received an email today stating that it's being discontinued and will be replaced by something else next year. I wonder why? Maybe it wasn't a success.
Apologies for the slow news this week, I'm currently on a course in London, with just my iPad. Great though it is, it doesn't implement the one feature needed to be able to use this site's content management system so it's difficult to post formatted news articles here. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow...
Thanks to the headsup late yesterday from roar15, I checked a few of our local Targets this morning and did indeed find Series 2 Minifigures in the Halloween section. They are $1.99 and there is no limit, unlike Toys R Us (now $2.99 and limit of 2 at some stores) or Borders ($3.99 but no limit). If you happen to have an empty Series 2 wrapper, just scan at any of the PRICE CHECK scanners located around the store and it will tell you where they are located and if there are any in the storeroom. It appears each of the stores I visited had only 2 boxes, though 2 of the stores had yet to put out their Halloween supplies so the Minifigures were still in the stockroom. The third store, however, had already put out its 2 minifigure boxes but the boxes had already been pretty well picked through. It's also unclear if Target stores will be replenishing these minifigures once these first boxes are depleted, so don't dilly-dally. :o)
UPDATE: It appears that many Targets have not yet put out their Halloween merchandise, including the minfigures. It is my understanding, though, that most of these stores will likely catch up sometime this week.
Offer is available both in-store and online. This is a great opportunity to pick up the TRU Exclusive Fan's Choice Public Transport Station. Just be sure to buy 2 similarly priced sets in order to maximize the discount.
They are now showing up in LEGO brand stores in the USA and apparently they were briefly available from ToysRUs.com, but sold out within an hour (so says the ugly duckling).
I am told that the official release date is September 6th, so expect them to appear at LEGOshop.com then.
Also, as you may have read in comments here, BOTH Advent calendars -- the City AND the Kingdoms ones are available in U.S. brand stores, priced at $35!
Several people have reported the availability of the 2010 City Advent Calendar in the US. Chris "Reasonably Clever" Doyle has acquired one and is busy documenting the contents on his Flickr account; click the link to see details.
It seems a little early for this year's Advent Calendars to be available, it being over 3 months (thats 1/4 of a year) until you're supposed to start opening them, but they tend to sell out quickly in the US, so I wouldn't hang around too long if you want to get hold of one of these lovely sets!
Tony "SavaTheAggie" Sava has reported finding & buying (and has provided photographic proof) the Series 2 Collectable Minifigs at the Toys-R-Us in Webster, Texas. We think this is the first time the series 2 figs have been confirmed as available in the US of A, so let the hunt begin ! Good luck tracking them down & let us know how you get on.
Also, check out the other photos in Tony's flickrstream: he has posted the US/Canadian barcodes !
While the figs are slowly percolating out across mainland Europe, we in the UK are still waiting for general availability :-(
Update: grogall has once again created a combined single-page crib-sheet showing the US and EU barcodes. Thanks Guido! (--Huw)
Thanks to Brickset member legoDad42 for both the update and scans.
Per this week's Target ad, all LEGO Star Wars sets are on sale. While most sets will most likely be discounted by only 10%, Target will be selling the Droid Tri-Fighter (8086), Freeco Speeder (8085) and the brand new Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter (8093) for just $19 each. This is also a great opportunity to pick up the Target exclusive Cad Bane's Speeder (8128).
Update: It now appears the discount will only be 5%. I'm not sure I have ever even seen a 5% sale before.
All the Target stores in the U.S. have recently undergone a shelf "reset", meaning that they rearranged the shelves of the store to make room for new product. The promotional Toy Story 3 endcap, where the Target exclusive 7598 Pizza Planet Truck Rescue was being sold, was removed during this reset. Most of the toys were moved to thier respective aisles, but some, including the aforementioned set, were placed in the back of an endcap in the toy section, unmarked by price stickers. The LEGO aisle does not have a sticker for this set, and it has started to disappear from Target shelves. No word on whether it will be restocked by the end of the year, but for now, your best bet is the LEGO online store. Target exclusives have in the past been notoriously difficult to attain at times, and this one seems to be no different.
Free Lego Star Wars Chrome Stormtrooper with ANY Lego Star Wars construction set purchase. This offer is valid both online and in stores and ends August 29, 2010 or while quantities last. For online purchases, you are limited to 1 per order. In store, they were limiting us to 1 per order and/or per person but that probably varies depending on the store. With the Summer Star Wars sets still so new, these will probably fly off the shelf so don't wait too long! Thanks to voypro and Jarod98 for the headsup!
Update: TRU is also offering a Free Toy Story Alien with ANY Lego Toy Story purchase under the same details/restrictions as above.
While out LEGO shopping this evening, I surprisingly ran across the brand new Family House (8403), and at Target no less. In addition, they had put out many of the new City and Star Wars sets. This seems like a good opportunity to review which current sets are exclusive to which U.S. retailers. (Note: I'm sure I'm overlooking some sets, so definitely let me know).
TOYS R US
- Count Dooku's Solar Sailer (7752)
- Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser (7754)
- Republic Swamp Speeder (8091)
- AT-AT Walker (8129)
- Farmer (7566)
- Tractor (7634)
- 4WD with Horse Trailer (7635)
- Combine Harvester (7636)
- Farm (7637)
- Pig Farm & Tractor (7684)
- Wind Turbine Transport (7747)
- City Public Transport (8404)
- Toys R Us City Truck (7848)
- Shadow Snapper (8079)
- Garbage Truck Getaway (7599)
- Alien Space Ship (30070)?
- Pirate Tank (7753)
- Cad Bane's Speeder (8128)
- Off-Road Fire Truck & Fireboat (7213)
- Family House (8403)
- Undersea Explorer (8080)
- Pizza Planet Truck Rescue (7598)
- Octopus w/ treasure ring (30040)
- Le Mans Racer (7802)
- Luke's Landspeeder (8092)
- Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer (8099)
- Helicoper / Limousine (3222) ?
The rest of the world has been able to buy them for some time, but now, finally, the summer Star Wars sets are available from LEGO.com in the USA. What's more, their release has been brought forward 3 days so that you can take advantage of the free shipping offer that ends on July 31st!
What are you waiting for.... get your order in now! :-)
While City Public Transport shows as being in stock, the site won't yet let me add it to my cart. Additionally, they've added the Imperial Flagship as well as the Emporium, both of which are in stock. If only they had been available last week, these would have been great for the all-inclusive BOGO 50% Off sale.
Update #1: City Public Transport now shows as being out of stock. :o(
Update #2: City Public Transport now shows as being in stock. :o)
- Toys R Us - yet again, TRU is running a BOGO 50% off sale, though this one is limited to Duplo, Atlantis, City and Prince of Persia sets. As this sale will be in their weekly flyer, I expect it to be honored both in-store and on-line, and for multiple sets. Sale runs from 7/18 - 7/24.
- Target - there are no LEGO sales advertised in this week's flyer.
- Walmart - still offering great bundles like City Corner and Smart Car for $49 (saves you $15) or Vader Tie Fighter and Snowy Battlepack for $29 (saves you $12). Additionally, the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, Echo Base, Freeco Speeder, Hyena Bomber, Trifighter Droid, Army Men on Patrol, and Space Galactic Enforcer can be had for 20% off or more. They also have the wonderful LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary at only $12.50 which is more than a 40% discount.
- Borders - for Rewards members (free to sign up), Borders e-mails us great coupons every week. This past week, I was sent a 33% off one item coupon that could be used once in-store and once on-line. On Wednesday, I found a Borders with several discontinued Shanghai Chase sets and used my coupon to get one for only $20. Borders has since sent me another 33% off one item coupon that's valid this week. If you're not yet a member, I highly recommend you join. They even sell books! ;o)
UPDATE #1: The Small Print on the TRU Sale limits the Price Range to sets between $6.99 and $149.99, effectively eliminating only the Cargo Train and impulse sets. And unless you wanted 2 of the cargo trains, that set was not a good fit for this type of sale anyway when trying to maximize the discount. In regards to the impulse sets, you wouldn't save much anyway once you've factored in the recent TRU markups.
UPDATE #2B: The City Sets are now reflecting the BOGO 50% sale online, including the cargo train. Please note, though, that the BOGO 50% only appears to be applying to one set per transaction online. This is probably due to the free shipping offer which is indeed stacking online.
Valid through Saturday 7/17/10, this week's BOGO 50% off coupon can now be used online. While reviewing your cart on toysrus.com, just enter Coupon # 939046 in the Promotional Code Box and then hit APPLY to see the discount. Please note this discount will only apply to one set per online transaction. While the Medieval Market and Carousel are not currently in stock, the Fire Brigade is showing as available and would be the best set to pair up with the Cargo Train (outside of getting 2 Cargo Trains). Additionally, shipping is free for orders over $100.
Unrelated Note: TRU is listing the LEGO Nintendo DS Armor Cases at more than 40% off. While I don't have a DS, I have definitely been considering the included plates for a Lego movie theater... :o)
The Summer Star Wars sets are starting to show up at Toys R Us stores around the country. I found the new Clone Turbo Tank, new General Grievous' Starfighter, Palpatine's Shuttle, Slave I and Plo Koon's Starfighter at my local TRU. I didn't find the Wampa Cave, though there was indeed a spot for it. I also didn't see the new AT-AT Walker but I can't imagine it's far behind.
Prices were as follows:
- Clone Turbo Tank - $119.99
- General Grievous' Starfighter - $49.99
- Palpatine's Shuttle - $59.99
- Slave I - $79.99
- Plo Koon's Starfighter - $24.99
- Hoth Wampa Cave - $39.99
Additional Note: It appears that TRU just marked up most of their LEGO sets again, but these BOGO 50% sales more than make up for the difference in my opinion. I also didn't see any of the new Train sets but am hoping to find them later this week while the coupon is still valid.
The coupon is a little vague, but it's valid from 7/11 to 7/17 and is for everyone, not just "Rewards R Us" members. Additionally, I'm guessing you can apply it to multiple sets on the same transaction. And don't forget....in order to maximize the discount, try to buy similarly priced sets. Happy Shopping! :o)
Click here for the coupon.
Another LEGO Store will soon be calling Texas home. Barton Creek Square in Austin will be the home of LEGO's fifth brand retail location in Texas. The new Austin store is set to open on July 15th with a grand opening celebration over the first weekend of August. LEGO currently operates four stores in Texas, two each in both Dallas and Houston.
This Sale includes all LEGO sets except, of course, Star Wars. It's a great opportunity to start your Kingdoms collection or pick up that older set that has so far eluded you. Just make sure to maximize the deal by purchasing similarly priced sets, which will result in a net 25% savings.
Toys R Us - 20% off these Toy Story 3 sets; Western Train (7597), Trash Compactor (7596), Lotso's Dump Truck (7789), and the TRU Exclusive Garbage Truck Getaway (7599); Additionally, you can receive free shipping with purchase of $49+
Walmart.com - 25% off Lotso's Dump Truck (7789), 21% off Western Train (7597), 20% off Trash Compactor (7596), 13% off Army Men on Patrol (7595), 20% off Freeco Speeder (8085), 20% off Droid Tri-Fighter (8086), 17% off Hyena Droid Bomber (8016), 40% off Brickmaster Pirates Book (DKPirates), 31% off Container Heist (5972), 22% off Gold Heist (5971), 13% off Hyperspeed Pursuit (5973), and 24% off Galactic Enforcer (5974); Additionally, they are offering a great Star Wars bundle (Darth Vader Tie & Trooper Battlepack) for $29.00; Lastly, many of these sets can be shipped to a store for free or shipped to your home for 97 cents.
Update: Not sales related, but Target has started putting out Summer sets. I found several Kingdoms and World Racers sets. Additionally, they had (30040) and (7802) at each checkout aisle. No minifigs, though.
Update 2: LEGOShop.com has put several new items on Sale including a couple Bionicle, Power Miners, and Racers sets. Please note, though, that a few of them are already listed as SOLD OUT or CALL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.
Update 3: Toys R Us is offering its "Rewards" members a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off ALL Lego City sets, valid Thursday 6/24 only. The coupon is emailed to "Rewards" members that have signed up for email notifications. If you're not already a member, you can easily sign up online.
The Series 1 Collectible Minifigures are now sold out at LEGOshop.com. Just to be sure, I called LEGO Customer Service and they have unfortunately confirmed it. Though we've had no word yet on Walmart or Target, the minifigures have been sporadically available at Toys R Us, LEGO Brand Stores, and recently at Borders Books.
Other SOLD OUT sets of note:
- 8962 – Crystal King
- 7199 – Temple of Doom
- 7079 – Drawbridge Defense
- 7097 – Trolls' Mountain Fortress
- 7675 – AT-TE Walker
- 7676 – Republic Attack Gunship
- 5612 – Police Officer
- 8398 – BBQ Stand
The four City train sets have been added to LEGOshop.com in the U.S. and Canada. A couple of them have appeared in our feed (above) and the others are listed in the 'Transportation' section at LEGOshop.com.
Target.com is currently providing a 10% discount at checkout for all LEGO Toy Story sets. This promotion runs through 6/15 but I’m unsure yet if it’s also offered in-store. Additionally, Target.com is providing free shipping for qualifying orders over $50 which makes this is a pretty good deal and a great opportunity to pick up the Pizza Planet Truck, Alien Trash Compactor, Western Train Chase, or Woody’s Roundup. :o)
So far, this week has been relatively uneventful in the U.S. :
- No major advertised LEGO sales this week via TRU, Target, or Walmart
- That being said, I did run across a couple of unadvertised sales at the stores, though I can't be sure these are nationwide: TRU - Farm (7637) $69.99 down from $89.99; Walmart - Tank Droid (7748), Droid Tri Fighter (8086), Freeco Speeder (8085) each "rolled back" to $19.99 down from $24.99
- The promotion for June at U.S. Brand Stores is a free Farm Tractor (4899) with a $50 purchase (As far as in store promotions go, this one is better than most; I picked one up last night but definitely want another)
- Still no apparent sightings of 2010 Summer Sets or Collectible Minifigures outside of TRU or Brand Stores
- The Emporium (10211) is on backorder again at S@H, now not due in until late September!
- The Space Shuttle (10213) is slated to be available on June 19 (They have one in the display case at one of our local Brand Stores; While the set is definitely majestic and I very much liked the rocket boosters, I have to say that I was a little offput by the angular brickish nose and windshield design; am I alone on this?)
Lastly and as many of you have likely already noticed, Huw has recently added permanent links on the home page (upper right) for both the North American and World Collectible Minifigures Series 1 Barcode Keys. Thanks Huw!
UPDATE: Just reviewed next weeks ads (6/6 - 6/12) and unfortunately there are no advertised sales for LEGO at either TRU or Target. :o(
Creator, Space Police, Atlantis and other sets have been added to LEGOshop.com today. They are not yet in our product feed but you can order them from the What's new in 2010 page at LEGO.com. Here's the complete list:
5507 LEGO® DUPLO® Deluxe Brick Box.
5650 Front Loader
5868 Ferocious Creatures
5892 Sonic Boom
5984 Lunar Limo
5985 Space Police Central
7949 Prison Carriage Rescue
8076 Deep Sea Striker
8190 Claw Catcher
8864 Desert of Destruction
8899 Gator Swamp
We've been getting a lot of emails today announcing finds of new sets from across the US. Exact finds vary from location-to-location, but we've had reports of new Space Police, Kingdoms, Atlantis, City, world Racers & Creator sets being available in TRU's & Lego Brand Stores. No sign of the new Star Wars sets yet.
Let us, and Brickset's other Members, know where you've spotted the new sets! Thanks to everyone than emailed this in - thanks guys & gals :-)
Dominic emailed us earlier with news that the VIP programme has now been extended in the US & now covers both phoned-in & online orders through Lego Shop. Great news for everyone that buys Lego direct from ... er ... Lego ;-)
I believe this was already true for UK & German customers, as of a week or two ago.
For those that don't know, VIP is the Lego company's loyalty card scheme. You can earn points for every every pound/dollar/euro/etc. you spend directly with Lego & these points can be exchanged for discounts on future purchases. The points scheme effectively equates to a ~5% discount on your purchases. Which is nice.
Both Huw & I are travelling for our respective full-time jobs at the moment, so news is a little slower than it would be normally, so apologies for the delay posting this ...
US based Brickset member 'yellowcastle' has obtained a full set of the collectable minifigs from his TRU & has put together a handy 'reference card' for the US bar codes, which he has kindly allowed us to host here on Brickset ! Thanks mate !
UPDATE - I've uploaded a higher resolution version of the 'cheat sheet', again thanks to 'yellowcastle'
If you haven't been able to pick up the new TS3 Lotso's Dump Truck yet, and were planning to do so, you may have been rewarded for your patience. Wal-Mart stores in the U.S. have the new set, with regular price being approx. $20 everywhere else, at the 25% off price of $14.37! No word on if this is at all U.S. stores (Wal-Mart is very inconsistent with their prices over here) but it is worth a look. The set has been selling out fast, being the cheapest way to get some LEGO Toy Story 3 action, so if this is on your wish list, act fast!
This week, take advantage of this offer on the TRU website on in store. If you order online and your order is more than $100 you'll get free shipping as well. Now might be the time to buy a Death Star or two...
- View all Star Wars LEGO available on the TRU website.
(via Toys N Bricks)
Thescottfam writes "Toy Story 3 sets slowly becoming available at LEGO Stores across the US. The Western Train Chase, Lottso's Dumptruck and The Trash Compactor Escape have hit the shelves in N.Carolina. The Duplo Pizza Planet Truck and Great Train Chase are also available now."
Let us know if they are in your local stores.
Update: They can also be ordered from the Toys R Us website!
Update 21st April: Now they can't be ordered any more from the Toys R Us website -- they've been pulled!
The May calendar is now out, and thanks to toomuchdew for uploading it to his flickr stream again. The big news this month is the 'exclusive limited edition' Star Wars offer during the first week of May. Last year it was a poster. I wonder what it'll be this year?
Amazon.com is now listing three TS3 sets, stating they'll be available on May 1st, somewhat earlier than their anticipated release date of June.
(Thanks jeeping for the news!)
Somewhat earlier than anticipated, Prince Of Persia sets are now available from LEGOshop.com in the USA . As well as the 5 main sets there are three keyings available.
The hype is now over: order them today!
(thanks to everyone who emailed us the news!)
If you've been waiting for the cost of this, the largest LEGO set ever in terms of number of pieces, to come down a bit, then wait no more: the Taj Mahal is now available for $250, reduced from $300 at LEGOshop.com.
We're getting cryptic reports that the free stormtrooper offer is or will be available in Toys R Us in the USA: "Get a free Chrome Storm Trooper at USA TRU with $11.99 purchase" says Patrick but I have no further details at present.
Update: read the comments for full details!
The April store calendar for the US is out and as you can clearly see shows the release of Prince Of Persia sets on the 26th April! Bizarrely I'm still not allowed to re-post the set pictures here: LEGO/Disney want to keep them under wraps to avoid 'spoiling the movie', apparently...
Oh, and a TRU insider in the US says that set 8404 'Fan Choice' has been given the name 'LEGO City Public Transport' on their computer system. So it could be interesting. Can anyone remember what the choices were?
This calender also announces the opening of several new stores throughout the United States.
New Brickset member Rory emailed to say he picked up the following polybag sets at his local Target today:
30050 - Republic Attack Shuttle $3.49
30051 - X-Wing $3.49
30002 - Police Boat $2.99
30010 - Fire Chief $2.99
Demand for the Star Wars sets will be high, so get down there quick. And if you can pick me up a couple, get in touch :-)
It looks like Manhattan will finally be getting a LEGO Store! The most recent round of store openings targets the New York City metro area, which is notoriously underserved in terms of LEGO Stores.
According to a recent New York Post article: "Lego is opening a Rockefeller Center flag ship store this summer. Sources tell The Post the Danish firm will take over the 3,734-foot Brookstone location at 620 Fifth Ave. between W. 50th St. and the Channel Gardens."
LEGO Stores will be opening in:
Luke's Landspeeder is now on shelves in Walmarts across the country for approximately $24.97 USD.
If you're having a hard time finding post-Christmas sales, don't worry, we all are. Most places seem to already be cleared out with 2010 sets showing up, which means there might not be very many sales on leftover 2009 items. We'll keep you posted on anything we find.
For now, check your local Toys R Us for a $79.99 sale on the Mon Calamari Home One Cruiser.
If you're in the USA you can get a great discount over the coming weekend:
- Spend $100 and get $10 off
- Spend $200 and get $20 off
- Spend $300 and get $30 off
All three offers can be combined with the free shipping on orders over $99 offer. There is no promotional code needed: qualifying orders will have the discount automatically applied at checkout.
What's more, over 30 new items will be added to the 'sales and deals' page including Star Wars magnet sets and key chains which will be half price. Simply click through on the banner above and get shopping!
Toys R Us also have some deals going down on Friday and Saturday. I have no idea if there'll be any LEGO but it might be worth keeping an eye out by checking out their Cyber Deals page which will be changing frequently over the weekend.
The official Lego Stores in the Chicagoland area are running a promotion right now where you receive a free pick-a-brick box if you spend $75 or more. This will apply to any Lego Store in the USA, however the free pick-a-brick box can only be used after Christmas.
In other news, the Winter Toy Shop #10199 was in stock at the Lego Store as well, over a hundred boxes were available. If you're lucky enough to live near a Lego Store, you can get this set that's currently sold out online.
A Target employee has emailed to say "Black Friday Lego sets that will be deeply discounted at Target stores will be the 7267 Temple of the Crystal Skull and 7048 Troll Warship. I am not sure what the exact pricing will be but should be in the $45-$60 range during the two-day sale."
Reports are coming through of year 2010 sets being stocked by Toys R Us in the USA. Sets available include some Creator, Technic, Racers, Atlantis and the new City Fire Station set 7208.
Update 15th Nov: Although they don't appear to be everywhere yet, Chad in Texas who originally told us about this has confirmed that the Toys R Us in north Austin/Cedar Park (Pecan Park Boulevard) in Austin, Texas has those listed by Grahame in the comments and he's reviewed the Atlantis sets at his MostlyBricks blog (--Huw)
Update 17th Nov: There have also been reports of the new Space Police sets out at Toys R Us, but the only confirmation I have is in the same Cedar Park, Texas area. The new SPIII sets include the new full-face space helmets. Available sets are the Raid VPR #5981 and Smash n' Grab #5982. Reviews can be found on the above MostlyBricks blog linked by Huw! (-jkool)
I'm getting reports that a sizeable variety of impulse sets are now showing up in the seasonal section of the American mega-retailer Target.
Here's a Bricklist of the impulse sets involved.
Today, The LEGO Book is released in the USA! This is a much needed update to the classic but unfortunately out-of-print 1999 partnership of DK and LEGO with the The Ultimate LEGO Book. The book is packaged with Standing Small, a 96-page book detailing the 30 year history of the beloved minifigure! You can order it as a two-pack at Amazon now for just US$26.40, and if you haven't already read our reviews of these books, you can do so below.
Just saw in today's ads that Toys R Us is offering a 30% discount on ALL LEGO sets in the USA. The sale will start October, 4th and run through October, 10th.
Update: It seems it might not be all LEGO sets, so do check before getting too excited! (--Huw)
Update 2: Front page says "All Lego On Sale". It might be different in store depending on your geographic location, but every Lego set on the website seems to be on sale. I didn't find certain sets, such as the Venator, however. (--jkool)
The highly anticipated limited edition Home One™ Mon Calamari Star Cruiser™ featuring an Admiral Ackbar minifig is now available for order in the USA, priced at $109.99. This is an excellent set with excellent figures and a new A-Wing.
The highly anticipated Grand Carousel set is now available from LEGOshop in the USA, a couple of days early. With over 3200 pieces it's the 6th largest LEGO set ever released in terms of number of pieces (the Taj Mahal is the largest, with 5900) so it's sure to be a challenging build.
It's been a busy week for releases and as a reminder you can see a list of everything available from LEGOshop.com, shown in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top of the page, by clicking on the More... link next to the 'New at LEGOshop.com' title above, or by subscribing to our RSS feeds from the links on the right.
You've been waiting for this day in the USA: The five new Indiana Jones sets, with their excellent range of minifigures, can be ordered now! Several won't ship until mid-July though.The new Star Wars Classic sets are also listed, as are the Clone Wars sets, so get that order in today!
No sign of IJ in Europe yet, but then we have the launch of the Games sets next week to look forward to...
(Thanks Mr.Bob for the heads-up!)
This is a pretty awful set to be perfectly honest: it looks wierd and who needs yet more black pieces, anyway. Its one redeeming feature is that it comes with three unique and pretty cool minifigs. If you've been wanting them but didn't want to pay full price then now's the time to buy. It's now available for just $25 in the USA from LEGOshop.com so when you order your chrome minifigs you might as well throw one of these in your basket at the same time.
I reckon LEGO has warehouses full of these as they are going to be half price in brand stores in the UK as well, on 6-8 July. (Thanks Everett)
Update: It seems I was mistaken about its popularity: it's sold out already!
Looks like the new LEGO® Star Wars™ 10th Anniversary Stormtrooper™ Magnet set is now available to buy from LEGO Shop, at least for US & Canadian buyers. Priced at $9.99US / $14.99 Canadian
Thanks to Andreas for the info :-)
UPDATE - we've been informed that the LEGO Brand Store in Milton Keynes, UK, has received a delivery of 'Chrometrooper' magnet sets & they are already on sale. The assumption is that the other UK Brand Stores have also received them, but this is unconfirmed, so, as usual, check before starting your journey !
You'll also be entered into a draw to win a UCS Millennium Falcon but if you can't wait to find out if you've won, the UCS MF is 25% off and priced at $375 for a limited time, so now would be a good time to buy one.
Click on the image and place your order today!
Update 5th May: The poster offer has ended but the MF is still $375 so it's not too late to place your order for that.
The Canadian Toys R Us website has the first six Space Police 3 sets available for pre-order. They claim they'll be shipping on the 1st June which is slightly earlier than I had expected. It's still unclear exactly which countries these will be available in, I believe that UK shops, for example, won't be getting them but they might still be available from LEGOshop.com in the UK -- we'll have to wait and see...
Thanks to iPod and mmgamg for the news!
Chris Doyle has blogged that he found 8031 and 8033 in his local Target's Easter toy section, so if you have one near you go and grab a few. And if you can get some to ship over to me in the UK, get in touch!
The Toys R Us website in the USA is now listing two farm sets (7634 and 7636) as well as the 7746 drum roller. The main image they're using for the drum roller is a bit strange: it looks like it's half-built!
Waterjedi and nrbenz emailed to tell us that this set is available in their local TRUs, price $26.99. There's a much better picture of it on their website than we had previously, so I have added here. No word of it being available in other countries yet.