Black VIP card benefits start this month

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If you were lucky enough to secure a Falcon last year and you're in receipt of a black VIP card you'll now be able to enjoy some of the benefits.

You'll receive double points on all Star Wars purchases for the duration of February. This is valid both in store and online purchases. Note however that the VIP points will not show as x2 on the online product page, but they will be automatically multiplied when VIP points are applied to the specific VIP account.

In store purchasers are not required to use their VIP Black Card: the promotion mechanic is automatically applied to everyone who bought a Falcon during the qualifying period.

The image, which was mailed out to black VIP card holders, teases other benefits: Exclusive contests, rewards and access. No doubt more details will follow throughout the year!

46 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the info, I was quite confused when I added a set to my basket

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By in Norway,

I haven't received my card yet :(

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By in United Kingdom,

I have not got my card yet either but Lego told me I am on the third and final batch run and should arrive by end of February.

I would advise anyone to contact Lego customer services to check you on a batch run.

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By in United Kingdom,

My card arrived today and I order my Falcon just before Christmas (the 23rd I think) which was the 3rd time it came in stock in the UK, if that helps anyone.

Was a bit confused this morning when I made an order and didn't get double points, nice to know they will be added once the order is finalised.

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By in United Kingdom,

Also, ANYONE can get double points on the new Vader buildable figure and the First order AT-ST throughout February, I never got a notification about this but when you log in it's on the VIP Promotions page.

I think I need more then double points to buy the AT-ST though... ;-)

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By in Ireland,

A bit underwhelming to say the least.

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By in Belgium,

Underwhelming indeed. Not hard to imagine the following middle management meeting:

"Allright, next topic: UCS Falcon again. Availability issues since release, then black VIP card delivery issues, now customers start asking what these card benefits really are"

"Okay, what can we do without too much effort? Anything physical has a significant lead time!"

"Let's do another double VIP like we always do when we run out of a promo early"

"Great, that means the VIP benefits start RIGHT NOW". I'll instruct my team to send out the mail tomorrow"

"Fantastic. Off to lunch then"

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By in United Kingdom,

Indeed underwhelming. Didn't we recently have double points on Star Wars due to the failed Vader pod promo in December?

...and nothing all January. I think the year is going to pass very quickly with not much on offer for the Balck VIP card holders (myself included)

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By in United Kingdom,

Haven't even managed to pick up the MilFal, let alone get a fancy-schmancy VIP card!

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By in United States,

For me, the most underwhelming statement is "Exclusive Contests".

So some of us will still not get all possible rewards as a result of buying the Falcon.

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By in United Kingdom,

Quadruple VIP points plus 70% off and I'd get the AT-ST - and dump it straight into the parts bin!

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By in Germany,

^ good one, jkerre! :)
I am keen on the exclusive reward ( hopefully new minifigure) and exlusive content/access. Since I already bought all 1H2018 SW sets except Mos Eisley Cantina with at least 25% discount, the 10% from double VIP points are more than underwhelming.
6176782: Escape the Space Slug set or a metal MF pin (like the 28867 Technic Shuttle) would be way better rewards imo.

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By in United Kingdom,

make sure to check the number on the card when you get it. my card had a completely different vip number on it! customer services said i "might" get a new one, but "no one will actually use the card anyway so it doesnt matter"!

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By in Poland,

Does anybody knows what is up with that contest from december where you could win platinum r2d2? I don't see winners announced anywhere.

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By in United States,

Just another reason why my Lego purchases have dropped off significantly over the past year. I have been trying to get the new UCS MF, but S@H doesn't carry it and I can't get our local store manager to respond to emails. I've been holding onto my VIP points specifically to purchase the UCS MF and had to spend them the other day just to ensure they didn't expire. Now there's a special VIP card available only to those who were able to get the UCS MF, in effect punishing those who can't get one? As a once avid collector, TLG is definitely headed in the wrong direction. On the positive side, I am really enjoying my Ravensbuger puzzles these days. Thanks TLG!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm hoping for an exclusive Luke and R2-D2 as they were the only main characters not to come with the Falcon itself.

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By in United Kingdom,

so, things in my basket at 19 VIP points ATM, will become 38 VIP for example, when shipped? Why not apply now so we can all see it ad know for sure?!

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By in United States,

With "exclusives" like this I am no longer sad that I missed out.

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By in United States,

"Exclusive Rewards:" -Shows a minifig that was available as a TRU promotion. I don't have the UCS Falcon; but I do have the DJ figure... So it can't be that exclusive! ;)

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By in Sweden,

A VIP club within a "VIP" club. Utterly despicable, and genuinely surprising that the AFOL community hasn't been more negative about this.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think having a VIP club inside a VIP club is disgraceful. If they continue to give yet more exclusives to Black Card members only, then they are neglecting the people that either simply couldn’t afford the UCS MF. They should treat all VIP members the same and not have a special sub group. But that’s my view.

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By in United Kingdom,

I imagine the most valuable thing will be the card itself. Keep it mint and display it next to your UCS MF (obviously in the box, don't open it!).

And if you've opened the envelope the card came in, you've already lost some value ... have it sealed in acrylic immediately.

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By in United States,

Darn, I just ordered UCS Slave 1 a few days ago to get the 60 Years of Brick promo, and it's backordered. =/ I wonder if I contact support if they'd retroactively apply double points for me.

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By in United States,

If you haven't received your card yet. You may also want to check to see if your receive mail button is turned on. I had contacted TLG several weeks ago and was told if this wasn't turned on in your VIP account, the card would not be mailed to you. Apparently mine was turned off so they turned it on for me. I have since received my card.

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By in United Kingdom,

It does smack of Lego thinking they'd better do something for the Black VIP card benefits and, as has been pointed out, double VIP points is the easiest.

I am still hoping for some exclusive minifigures that have piloted the MF - especially Lando and Nien Nunb.

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By in Australia,

Given the ridiculousness of their stock management for the UCS MF last year (after they had spent so much time hyping a product that barely needed hyping) when many of us couldn’t buy one and thus due to their poor stock management were not able to get the associated Black Card, the ridiculousness of the associated awards for that card seems completely consistent.

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By in United States,

Are any of those three "exclusive" seems to be the same DJ, the same heavy storm that are available in other sets? Just not sure about the droid. TIA

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By in Australia,

@Farmer John spot on, certainly a reduction in our household as well.
And we are AFOLs and obsessed, imagine all of the lost sales that didn’t happen last year when the product was being heavily hyped and more in the general (outside of AFOL etc) consciousness, those parents/customers instead spending money on other products.

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By in United Kingdom,

Before the VIP system existed, everyone was at the same level with Lego S@H. Then when regular VIP came in, everyone can be classified as a 'VIP' so they were still at the same level - bar just the fact that you've given your details to TLG. The Black VIP card is essentially the first time there's been a "VIP club", in the sense that not everyone can be a part of it.

I wouldn't say it was 'disgusting' or 'disgraceful', but basically the same as any other more exclusive loyalty or VIP scheme. There are always going to be people excluded if it isn't just 'enter your details here and be part of the club'. Besides, with such heavingly underwhelming benefits from the first email, are regular VIP members really missing out on much? It even sounds like you can get the DJ polybag already in the aftermarket.

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By in United States,

When I saw that platinum R2-D2 I was so jealous that I couldn't afford the MF, however now all that Super Cool Black VIP card gets you, so far, is a contest entry, well I'm not so green with envy after all. Thanks LEGO lol.

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By in United States,

I'm so glad I didn't spend $800 to get double points (which we get every other month anyways) or a minifigure that TRU had for $6!

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By in United Kingdom,

So, exclusive deals for the rich?! Shame on you Lego, shame!

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't think black card holders should get access to any exclusive minifigures or sets. After all, all they did was buy a set earlier than others. So maybe let them get early access to other sets or promos or minifigures to reward them as an early adopter of the UCS MF.

So, for example, if there is to be a May 4th promo figure this year, then let them get it earlier, and other people on 4th May.

I somehow doubt many people bought the UCS MF just to be a member of the VIP VIP club.

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By in Ireland,

So, it seems that those who are eligible to the exclusive offers aren’t happy because the offers are substandard, while whose who can’t avail of the offers aren’t happy that exclusive offers even exist? So nobody is happy, lol.

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By in Germany,

^ Lego managed to make everyone unhappy. More than once. It makes me sad, because I really like their product.

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By in Netherlands,

I received my Black VIP Card just half an hour after I opened the mail, great timing.

I was a little confused when I went to the LEGO website. At first I thought the only product I would get 2x VIP points for were the Buildable Darth Vader figure and the First Order AT-ST, but now I know Black VIP Card holders will get 2x points on everything Star Wars I will definitely take a second look. Might get the Ahch-To Island Training set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Haha. What nonsense.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LukeSkywalker yes, TLG are now stuck in the middle ground - toning down the offers (assuming they have been) might have been designed so that non-Black VIP members pour less scorn on the Black VIP programme, but most of those people just weren't happy it existed in the first place. Meanwhile, Black VIP members are left with (at least to begin with) pretty disappointing deals which makes the Black VIP programme seem like a waste of time.

On balance it's probably better if Black VIP members don't get too many benefits that no one else can obtain, because otherwise those in the 'club' such as myself are (rightly or wrongly) going to keep getting a moral beating by those that either couldn't/wouldn't buy the MF. Early access and discounts on sets would be great, because that way there is no actual 'exclusivity'!

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By in France,

The entire promotion all seems a bit farcical. I genuinely hope those who really believed Lego would offer something truly exclusive to the black cardholders actually get something they want. I have tried without luck to buy the MF. But 10% off? Come on Lego, someone in you top mgmt team must have heard of Amaazon. It’s quite a large shop with pretty competitive prices......

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By in United Kingdom,

I have the original usc mf so wasn’t bothered about it until I saw it in the mk store then I did know I had to have it.
So I did get the ucs mf for the new VIP card because I love Star Wars and I love lego. Was delighted to get home tonight to find it waiting for me. But TLG could have gone for silver for our names, not white.
I hope that if we are such an elite bunch they might give us something nice for our birthdays this year.
My birthday is the 4th May so I’m hoping for something better than just a sticker!
TLG likes to upset people remember the VIP valentines they sent out a few years ago... Not everyone got one TLG, was not my secret admirer.

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By in United States,

FYI: Per LEGO VIP Program email fine print, the double points promotion excludes the MF (75192).

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By in United Kingdom,

It's certainly an interesting issue for TLG to face. I don't own the MF - and don't plan to (it's just too big and doesn't really go with anything else I've got) - but the black VIP card is quite a nice touch. The biggest potential problem for me is that if there's something that I can't get - an exclusive figure or whatever - simply because I haven't bought the MF. For those who think 'well, I've spent £700 on a set, I deserve something special' - you've got something special, a ridiculously impressive set! On the other hand, I certainly have no issue with little offers like early access to new SW sets or other things that normal people will eventually have access to.

I've got all the modulars. Where's my special modular collector VIP card?

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By in United States,

I have the Black Card, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to get the MF when I did. I didn't do anything special, I was just lucky that my purchase went through when the set was released.

I feel bad for all the other AFOLs who don't have the card and aren't going to get to take part in the special offers. It's a raw deal. But being in the corporate world I do see where LEGO is coming from. Most companies have rewards programs, and they have special offers for clients who spend large amounts of money. Not always fair, but it is capitalism. I also see why TLG is doing a double-points first. They have to start with something less-than-spectacular and build up. Plus, this promotion is right after Christmas and before the summer sets come out, so many folks aren't going to make the big purchases just yet. We'll see better stuff later on.

That being said, I opened my envelope right away and took my card off the card-stock. I'll proudly display it next to my MF once my new LEGO room is complete (drywall comes at the end of the month). :)

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By in Canada,

Purchased mine in store on December 5 2017 still haven't got my card yet
I like the exclusive reward, access, i can understand that people find that unfair that those thing are provided to a select VIP group. Specially since the offer was limited in time for a limited supply of set that they probably have realized would be a hit when it sold out. I would have like to see them extend the period of time to get it to give more chance to Star wars / LEGO fan to get it to.

I understand that it was also something that made the sales drive the promises of something special. I unfortunately miss to frequently the minifigs at Toys R US because they only receive a handful and if your not there when the store open your pretty much done.

If i had not been at the right place at the right time i would not have been able to get it either, i happens to be passing by the store the night before and an employee told me the would receive a shipment next morning.

For the contest part: I'm ready to bet that since I'm in province of Quebec, Canada i will be again denied access to contest due to our, contest / lottery/ gambling law that pretty much barred us from any kind of contest.

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By in Finland,

The annoying thing is that it was impossible for me to get this, the MF was never in stock before Christmas and I don't live in a country with Lego Shops. When I finally managed to order the MF it was January :(.

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