October is the beginning of LEGO and other retailers gearing up for the holiday season, so there are a number of specials and promotions you can take advantage of. Below we will take a look at everything that LEGO has to offer, including Double VIP Points for the entire month! 🙂
➡ FREE LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR: Every year LEGO releases three advent calendars to count down to Christmas. This year we get the #41131 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar, the #60133 LEGO City Advent Calendar, and the #75146 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. But wait, this year we get one more! The #40222 LEGO Holiday Countdown Calendar is free with purchases of $99 or more from October 1st to the 25th. This advent calendar is not related to a specific theme, but includes cute Christmas decorations for each day. A nice surprise for sure! You can find all the holiday sets under the Seasonal Items section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ DOUBLE VIP POINTS ALL MONTH: As a LEGO VIP member you will earn Double VIP Points on all of your purchases for the entire month of October. This is what LEGO fans look forward to all year long to buy those big and expensive sets, and there is no shortage of those this year. You can find them all under the LEGO Exclusives section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ LEGO WINTER HOLIDAY TRAIN: Speaking of the holidays, the #10254 LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train is now available for everyone, not just LEGO VIP members. It is a lovely set with a full circle of train tracks and some fun details throughout the train. Perfect to run around your Christmas tree or your LEGO Winter Village. You can find it under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ LEGO STAR WARS DEATH STAR & ROGUE ONE SETS: The is now available to the general public, not just LEGO VIP members. It is an updated version of the recently retired #10188 LEGO Star Wars Death Star with refreshed minifigures and a few minor changes. Also, as we discussed yesterday, all five of the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets are now available, plus three new large action figures. You can find them at the .
➡ LEGO IDEAS CATERHAM SEVEN 620R: The #21307 LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R is now available! This is the latest in the fan-submitted LEGO sets, and is a beautiful and authentic model of the real car. You can check out the full review of the set here: LEGO Ideas Caterham Review, Thoughts, Fixes, and find it under the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ LEGO DISNEY CASTLE: The #71040 LEGO Disney Castle has been perpetually out of stock, as I have predicted when it was first released. If you would like to get this set for the holidays, I recommend you check back often and get it as soon as it appears again. You can find it under the LEGO Exclusives section of the Online LEGO Shop.
There are no other new releases this month, so this is a good time to catch up on other recent sets, and the Double VIP Points definitely help. Some of the new sets we have recently discussed are the #21127 LEGO Minecraft The Fortress, and the two LEGO Mincraft Skin Packs. Also there are two new LEGO Architecture sets, the #21029 LEGO Architecture Buckingham Palace and the #21030 LEGO Architecture United States Capitol Building. And there are a large number of new LEGO Nexo Knights, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Technic, LEGO Friends, and LEGO Elves sets as well. You can find them all under the different categories of the Online LEGO Shop.
Speaking of the Online LEGO Shop, you probably noticed that the site has been completely updated. We have discussed the changes here: How to Use the New Online LEGO Shop. The new website is more responsive and mobile friendly, however it is not without issues. It takes a bit to get used to it, and the development team is still working on fixing some bugs. If you have any problems with the website, feel free to ask.
The Double VIP Points period is the perfect time to get the large exclusive sets, like the recently released #10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle, the #71040 LEGO Disney Castle, the #10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben, the #42056 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and the . They will likely be backordered by the time the holiday shopping season comes around. The smaller and wider release sets should be readily available at most LEGO retailers and the Online LEGO Shop. Also, remember that LEGO lowered the minimum threshold for free shipping from $75 to $35. So if you just want to make a smaller purchase now it is easier to qualify for free shipping. And as I always mention, it is a good idea to also take a look at the Sales & Deals section of the Online LEGO Shop before you check out. You can often find some great deals there on interesting older sets that are being retired.
So what do you think? Are you interested in any of the news sets and promotions this month? What are you planning to get? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
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