October is the month a lot of LEGO fans have been saving up for. It is the official beginning of the LEGO holiday shopping season with Double VIP Points for the entire month, and there are also other offers to entice you to take care of your holiday shopping now. So let’s take a look at the official LEGO offerings and happenings this month. 🙂
As I mentioned above, the biggest promotion for the month is the Double VIP Points on all of your purchases during the whole month of October. This basically means that you earn $5 worth of VIP Points for every $50 you spend. Savvy LEGO shoppers use this period to take care of their big LEGO purchases to rake up VIP points for future shopping. This is a good time to get the LEGO Modular Buildings, large , LEGO Technic, and other more expensive and exclusive sets.
The other notable promotion this month is the #40106 Free Exclusive Holiday Set with purchases of $99 or more. It contains a couple of cute little elves in their workshop getting presents ready for the holidays. It is an excellent extension to the #10245 LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop, which is the current addition to the annual LEGO Winter Village series. (There will be a second free holiday set in November, and I have heard rumors that it will be a skating scene, but there are no pictures yet.)
And this brings us to the next promotion; while the #10245 LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop was available for LEGO VIP members mid-September, it is now available for everyone. This is a really nice set for the holidays. Read more about it here: LEGO Santa’s Workshop Available Now!
Another thing to note is that today is the official release of Series 12 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures. While they have been popping up at various retailers, from now on they should be more widely available, and you can also get them at Official LEGO Stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
Also, on October 6th, LEGO will be revealing the next large LEGO Exclusive set. Some people say this may be the #75060 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Slave I, or it could be the next LEGO Modular Building. We should be finding it out for sure in just a few days.
If you live close to an Official LEGO Store, there are some events that you can take advantage of as you can see in the LEGO Calendar. The Monthly Mini Model Build is a LEGO Frankenstein. Then there is a LEGO City racing event, a couple of LEGO Club meetings, and a LEGO Friends jungle animals search. On Halloween you can visit Official LEGO Stores dressed in a costume and get a special LEGO treat. You can see dates for all of these events in the October LEGO Calendar posted below.
Again, October is the best time to take care of your larger LEGO purchases due to the Double VIP Points offer. If you are not a LEGO VIP member yet, I would suggest you sign up. Membership is free and there is absolutely no downside to it. You will earn points on all of your purchases, get special promotions like Double VIP Points, early access to exclusive and newly released sets, and various other perks throughout the year. You have two years to spend your VIP points from the time of acquiring them. You can save them up for a special purchase or spend them incrementally as you get them. As I said, there is no downside to it. I have been a member myself for many years. You can sign up here.
Also, I would suggest that if you are looking to get holiday related sets like the LEGO Advent Calendars or LEGO Winter Village sets, you get them as early as possible, as they tend to sell out by the time most people think about getting them. Plus you will earn Double VIP Points on those too, and you also get free shipping if your order is $75 or more. 😀
I’m planning to get two of the LEGO Modular Buildings this month I have been saving up for all year. What about you? What’s on your LEGO shopping list for the holidays? Any larger purchases you are planning to take care of this month? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
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