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LEGO Big Ben available & other specials

While we already discussed the various promotions, and new releases this month (see: June 2016 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), there are a couple of specials that LEGO sneaked in later in the month that I wanted to bring to your attention. 🙂

LEGO Store Calendar June Offers New Sets

LEGO CREATOR BIG BEN AVAILABLE: The #10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben is now available for LEGO VIP members. This set has been getting a lot of praise for from the LEGO fan community. You can check out the press-release here: LEGO Creator Big Ben Pictures & Details, and find it under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

#10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben Box

LEGO VIP 100 BONUS POINTS: You are probably a LEGO VIP member already, but in case you aren’t, right now is a great time to join. LEGO is offering 100 bonus points just for signing up. This is basically a $5 reward you can use towards your next purchase. Membership is free, and there is absolutely no downside to it. As a LEGO VIP member for every dollar you spend you earn 1 VIP Point. 100 VIP Points give you a $5 reward that you can use towards a future purchase. LEGO also regularly runs Double VIP Points events, which allows you to earn more points. You can use your VIP membership at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. You also get access to members-only gifts, early access to exclusive and hard-to-find sets, and get invited to members-only LEGO store events. You can earn 100 bonus points until the end of the month. If you would like to join, sign up here.

LEGO VIP Extra Points

FREE SHIPPING FOR VIP MEMBERS: Normally LEGO offers free shipping on orders over $75 at the Online LEGO Shop, but this month the free shipping threshold is lowered to LEGO VIP members to only $35. With all the new sets that were just released, this is a really easy threshold to meet. You can find all the new sets under the What’s New section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGo VIP Free Shipping

LEGO SHOP NOW OFFERS PAYPAL: The Online LEGO Shop recently added a new option to check out with PayPal. This is a convenient and easy-to-use way to pay that most people are already familiar with, so it’s nice to see that LEGO added it as a payment method.

LEGO Shop Paypal Checkout

Hope the above information helps in taking care of your LEGO shopping needs this month. What do you think? Are you planning to get the LEGO Creator Big Ben? Or take care of some smaller purchases while the free shipping threshold is lowered for LEGO VIP members? What are your favorite new LEGO sets this summer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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  • admin June 17, 2016, 11:47 AM

    UPDATE: I have gotten the following email from one of our readers. I thought it was important to share it here. I have raised the issue on the LEGO Ambassador Forum. I think it might be safest to stay away from using PP for now when checking out at the Online LEGO Shop. Or if you have already used them, make sure you check your bank statement, and call LEGO if you were charged extra fees. I will post another update when I hear from LEGO on this issue:

    “I didn’t want to leave a comment, but Bank of America charged me foreign transaction fees when I used PayPal with a Lego order. I don’t get charged fees when using the same credit card directly at Lego Online Store. It is the same card linked to my PayPal account. I spent 4 days trying to get PayPal and Lego to do something, finally Lego gave me VIP points to cover the fees. I live in SoCal 45 minutes from a Lego store. You might check into this. It might be fixed, but if not you could be setting your USA readers up for surprise fees showing up on their bank card statements. I thought leaving a comment would be bad if this is fixed, but if not, then you should know before you recommend the service. The fee is about 3% of the purchase including tax, so wipes out any VIP points. I read your blog everyday and enjoy the work you all do. Thanks. “

    • rainey June 17, 2016, 12:32 PM

      I stopped using PayPal because they not only charged me foreign transaction fees but froze my account every time I made an international purchase. Then it was a series of 20 minute phone calls to sort it all out each time.

      They refused to take the security trip off my account regardless of how many times they were paid for their services and reversed the holds eventually.

      Haven’t used PayPal in years and never intend to again! I do my international purchases with direct fund transfers and don’t do business with people and companies who aren’t interested in direct transfers.

      • admin June 17, 2016, 12:44 PM

        Don’t you get charged for using bank transfers? I work with three different banks and they all charge exorbitant fees for international bank transfers. I do use PP almost daily both for buying and selling and never had an issue, but I think I have only shopped once or twice from another country.

        • rainey June 17, 2016, 5:54 PM

          Actually, I guess that’s par for the course and I couldn’t guarantee that the sellers don’t generate a charge but my bank doesn’t charge me.

          First Republic. They’re very big on customer services. I get all my ATM fees rebated too.

          • admin June 17, 2016, 6:34 PM

            That’s good to know. Some of the banks we have here also refund ATM fees, but they nickel and dime you on pretty much everything else.

  • floridabrick June 17, 2016, 12:30 PM

    It’s also worth noting that the free Fountain 40221 promotion with $75 purchase was originally only until June 15th, but it’s been extended until June 19th. My Lego store even still has them, which is surprising because they always quickly run out of promos. This tells me they’ve produced a ton of these.

    • admin June 17, 2016, 12:32 PM

      Yes, I forgot to add that one to the list. And if they still have leftover on the 19th, I wouldn’t be surprised if they extent the promo even longer.

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