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Black Friday LEGO sale – where to shop?

by admin on November 24, 2011

in LEGO Sales & Deals

As you probably know; from now until Christmas is the best time to do your LEGO shopping. And this is not just for buying Christmas gifts for others! If you have been eyeing a LEGO set for yourself, this is your chance!

If you are considering buying LEGO for yourself you may wonder if it would be better to wait until after the holidays to find LEGO on sale. I can’t predict the future, but all I can say is that last year I was thinking the same thing and I missed out on the best LEGO shopping opportunities!  None of the LEGO deals were even close to what was available before Christmast!

This is likely the result of LEGO being a very popular toy and retailers just don’t have to put LEGO sets on sale to make them move. However from now until Christmas there are some LEGO shopping opportunities that are definitely worth considering.

Vist the LEGO Holiday Gift Shop for the best gift ideas of 2011.

There are two ways you can take advantage of holiday LEGO deals: shopping at local stores and online. Personally I do all my holiday LEGO shopping online. I just don’t like to fight the crowds and waste gas, when I can get the same or better deals at online retailers. However if you are already hitting local stores on Black Friday, it is worth checking out their LEGO on sale.

HOLIDAY LEGO SALE AT LOCAL STORES: Here is a list of Black Friday ads mentioning LEGO. Please note that some of these deals are good for only a few hours, a day, or for the whole weekend.

:arrow: WALMART: Opens at 10 PM on Thanksgiving day. If you need basic LEGO bricks these are great deals!

  • #5512 LEGO XXL 1,600 Piece Building Set Box – $30.00
  • #5511 LEGO DUPLO XXL 200 Piece Building Set Box – $30.00

:arrow: WALGREENS: Not much LEGO here, but they do carry Hero Factory.

  • All $9.99 toys are buy-one-get-one free

:arrow: K-MART: Blue Friday deals good from 5 AM to 11 AM.

  • All LEGO buy-one-get-one 50% off – excludes LEGO Star Wars
  • Select LEGO Hero Factory – 2 for $12.00

:arrow: TARGET: Black Friday sales start at 12:00 AM on Friday.

  • #8078 LEGO Portal of Atlantis – $64.99 (MSRP $99.99)
  • #7327 LEGO Pharaoh’s Quest Scorpion Pyramid – $64.99 (MSRP $89.99)

:arrow: BARNES & NOBLE: Sale good all day on Friday.

  • 50% off one educational toy or game

:arrow: TOYS’R’US: Opens at 9 PM on Thanksgiving day. Please note that even though TOYS’R’US is listing a bunch of doorbuster deals, they are notorious for marking up prices before a sale, making the LEGO deals not as good as they look. So if you are interested in any of their offers I would suggest you take note of the regular MSRP price before heading over to the store.

  • #5549 LEGO Bricks & More Building Fun – 40% off
  • #5489 LEGO Bricks & More Ultimate Vehicle Building Set – 40% off
  • #3182 LEGO City Airport Set – 35% off
  • #7641 LEGO City Corner Set – 35% off
  • #5893 LEGO Creator Offroad Power – 40% off
  • #5648 LEGO DUPLO Horse Stables Set – 35% off
  • #5659 LEGO DUPLO Toy Story Great Train Chase Set – 35% off
  • #3851 LEGO Games Atlantis Treasure – 40% off
  • #3840 LEGO Games Pirate Code – 40% off
  • #3839 LEGO Games Race 3000 – 40% off
  • #3843 LEGO Games Ramses Pyramid – 40% off
  • #7156 LEGO Hero Factory Corroder – $8.99
  • #7148 LEGO Hero Factory Meltdown – $8.99
  • #7147 LEGO Hero Factory Xplode – $8.99
  • #7307 LEGO Pharaoh’s Quest Flying Mummy Attack Set – 35% off
  • #7326 LEGO Pharaoh’s Quest Rise Of The Sphinx Set – 35% off
  • #3816 LEGO SpongeBob SquarePants Glove World Set – 35% off

HOLIDAY LEGO SALE ONLINE: Please note that traditionally online sales are the best on Monday following the Thanksgiving weekend. This is often referred to as Cyber Monday. I have noticed though that this year online sales are in fact starting earlier, so if you are planning to do your shopping this weekend, you can certainly check online LEGO deals. No need to wait until Cyber Monday. Below are the online retailers worth checking out (you can click on the banners to go to the retailer’s website):

:arrow: LEGO.COM: Offers are similar to the Pre-Black Friday LEGO sale that happened a few days ago (10% off all orders of $149 or more. Free Limited Edition Holiday set featuring Santa Minifigure with orders of $99 or more. Free shipping on all orders of $49 or more.), but with a twist! See the awesome selection of sets available with great discounts!

:arrow: AMAZON.COM: My absolute favorite place to buy LEGO. Prices are usually the best amongst all retailers, shipping is free for orders of $25 or more, and there is no tax to most states. Shopping for LEGO on Amazon is in fact often cheaper that buying at a local store. Here is the link to the Amazon LEGO Store. And here are the Best LEGO Deals on Amazon. And remember; you can buy more than just LEGO on Amazon!

:arrow: BARNESANDNOBLE.COM: Excellent selection of LEGO sets, books and video games. Free shipping over $25!

:arrow: TOYSRUS.COM: Great selection, but watch out for mark-ups! Free shipping specials are often advertised during the holidays. I recommend signing up for their email newsletter as deals can change often.

:arrow: BUY.COM: Extensive selection of LEGO sets, books and video games! Free shipping and you can combine your LEGO purchase with other gifts.

Buy.com

:arrow: KMART.COM: Small LEGO selection, but has some nice deals. Worth checking out if you are only looking for a few LEGO sets.

:arrow: TARGET.COM: Free shipping over $50, and some LEGO sets on sale. Sale prices range from $5-$10 all of select LEGO sets.

:arrow: WALMART.COM: Great selection, free shipping on eligible items. If you can’t find a LEGO set at your local Walmart, this is a good option.

This is the LEGO sale selection I’m aware of. If you know of any other retailers with LEGO on sale for the holidays, please list them in the comment section below! You are also welcome to share your special finds while doing your LEGO bargain-hunting! Happy shoppin’! ;)

Also, you might want to read the LEGO shopping tips below:

LEGO Brand Retail

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

SPMom November 30, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Great deals! Thanks!

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Billy Mondorian November 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM

actually no hits retarded all the way

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KENNETH SUH September 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

HI MY NAME IS KEN AND I’M IN MY EARLY TWENTIES. I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING THE LEGO ARCHITECTURE SERIES FOR THE BEST DEAL FOR QUITE A WHILE. COULD YOU E-MAIL ME AND TELL ME WHEN WOULD YOU CONSIDER WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO BUY?

SINCERELY,
KEN SUH

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admin September 26, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Ken, I just sent you an email. ;)

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Hayley November 21, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I am looking for the star wars ewok village set on sale as my son really wants this items for Christmas. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
Hayley

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admin November 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Hayley, it is unlikely that this set will goon sale any time soon (or ever – as it is very popular), however you can take advantage of deals like the double VIP points period, which essentially gies you a sale price. ;)

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Ruth Allen November 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Have any idea of the chances that the Hobbit- The Lonely Mountain set- or as my 6 year old calls it the “Smaug set” (79018) will go on sale between now and Christmas? Thanks!!

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admin November 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Ruth, this is a newly released set, so it is unlikely it will go on sale before the holidays. You can take advantage of offers like the Double VIP Points from LEGO that it essentially a 10% discount, or if any local stores have some holiday specials like Buy-One-Get-One-50%-Off or something like that, you might consider those offers. Just make sure you don’t end up overpaying. Stores like Toys’R’Us are notorious to jack up their prices before a sale, so essentially even with a sale you could end up paying more than directly shopping from LEGO. Good luck on your hunt! ;)

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Christine Gabaree November 26, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Do you have any idea if there will be any deals for arkham asylum?

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admin November 26, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Christine, it is unlikely as it is a very popular set, however if stores have general sales (like there is a 10% off store-wide on toys) it may be included. But as far as directly from LEGO, no, I have not seen this set on the list of discounted items for the holidays.

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