If you are a LEGO Star Wars fan, you may remember that when the #75192 LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon first became available back in 2017, LEGO offered a special Black VIP Card for those who purchased the set before the end of the year. The card wasn’t just cool looking, but it also supposed to give access to a full year of Star Wars-themed offers throughout 2018, including points promotions, special events, gifts with purchase and more. Unfortunately, the Black VIP Card didn’t turn out as well as promised. First of all, few people were able to qualify for the card before the end of the year because the #75192 LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon was perpetually out of stock. Those who did manage to get the card didn’t get anything special either; just a couple of weeks of Double VIP Points at the beginning of the year, a small poster with the blueprint of the #75181 LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing (neither of which were exclusive to Black VIP Card holders), and a chance to win an 18-karat white gold R2-D2 figure. It looks like the Black VIP Card has been under the dark spell of the Sith…
A few days ago however, LEGO announced a new Black VIP Card promotion; the #5005747 LEGO VIP Star Wars Gift. The set features a brick-built holder for the Black VIP Card and a unique minifigure with a Millennium Falcon graphic on its torso. The cardholder and the minifig are rather nice (although I find it strange that the hands of the minifig are yellow). This is exactly the kind of exclusive promotional item LEGO should have been offering through the year to Black VIP Card holders. But I guess better later than never, and Black VIP Card holders can get at least one unique item.
If you are a Black VIP Card holder, you should have gotten an email by now about the promotion and how to claim the #5005747 LEGO VIP Star Wars Gift. My understanding is that it is available with any LEGO Star Wars purchase from December 7th until January 31st, 2019. You can find all the currently available sets at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Also, this weekend only (December 7-10) is the last LEGO Double VIP Points period for the year. There is no restriction on this offer, and you will earn Double VIP Points on everything you purchase at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Are you a Black VIP Card holder? What is your opinion about the promotions you received this year? And how do you like the LEGO VIP Star Wars Gift? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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Double vip points? Wow! Where did that come from! Very cool!
Yeah, it seems like this holiday season LEGO decided to randomly throw in Double VIP Point periods instead of announcing them beforehand.
The coveted Black Card…. hmmm… does anybody actually have it?
I don’t know anyone personally who does, but I have seen people online flashing their fancy black cards. 😀
I also heard that the cardholder is available for sale? I don’t see it on the website.
It seems the card holders are only available for card holders…
Maybe some will find their way out on eBay and such…
That was a glitch for a short period of time. People were able to buy the set separately at the Online LEGO Shop. The problem was fixed and orders were canceled.
Are any of the 2109 sets going to be available before the end of the year?
Well, the Overwatch sets are available for pre-order, and a couple of The LEGO Movie 2 sets are also available. I did hear that some retailers already have the Creator and City sets on shelves. It makes sense for LEGO to wait with the new sets, so they can clear out older inventory.
So, is this a general question, or about Star Wars in particular. I think some of the Spider-Man sets are already available, and the first Lego Movie 2 sets will be available before the end of the year. At least in the States.
Yes, Spider-Man, and a couple of The LEGO Movie 2 sets are already available. And Overwatch are available for preorder. Everything else is scheduled for January.