At the beginning of the month, we mentioned that select sets were going be offered with Double VIP Points (see: October 2018 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions) on October 8-9th. However, it seems that this was a misunderstanding based on the graphics in the LEGO Store Calendar for October. It did seem odd that LEGO chose such random dates for Double VIP Points, instead of a weekend or holiday…
So, to clarify, there is no special Double VIP Points offers for the above-mentioned two days, instead, what LEGO really meant is that there is a Double VIP Points offer on just two sets; the #75208 LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut, and the #75218 LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. This promotion is valid for the entire month of October.
Based on the LEGO Store Calendar for November, we can expect the same next month; Double VIP Points on just a few select sets throughout the month. Looks like LEGO will no longer run storewide Double VIP Points offers, which used to be the highlight of holiday shopping. There is still a chance we will get a wider selection of sets with Double VIP Points during the Black Friday weekend, along with other exclusive offers and special promotions, but we won’t know about these until closer to Thanksgiving.
So, not much for Double VIP Points this month, but you can still get a free #40300 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $35 or more. This is a fantastic offer with a unique minifigure, and a perfect freebie to go along with the new LEGO Star Wars Solo sets. The Mudtrooper is also designed to connect with previously released display stand minifigs; the #40176 LEGO Star Wars Scarif Stormtrooper and the #40268 LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 from 2017, and the #40298 LEGO Star Wars DJ and #40299 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker from this year. They all come with matching little stands with stickered nameplates, and a cardboard background to make a great collection. Here is the link to visit the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
During the second part of the month (October 15-31) you will get free LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame with purchases of $75 or more. While LEGO offered frames like this before, this is the first time we get a frame that’s not related to any specific license. The frame is made of sturdy black cardboard with a 32×32-stud dark-gray baseplate glued inside. The frame also comes with white brackets and slopes to build little stands to attach to the baseplate, plus an exclusive minifig. You can hang or stand the frame, or lay it down flat. This offer is valid on all purchases at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
Hope this update helps to clarify the specials that are running throughout the month of October. There are no special freebies advertised in the LEGO Store Calendar for November, so this month might be a better time to shop, especially if you are looking for LEGO Star Wars sets. For a full inventory of new sets, visit the What’s New section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Are you planning to take advantage of any of the special offers this month? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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