Although Toys’R’Us stores closed in the US, the UK, and Australia several years ago, operations in Canada, parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia continued. For LEGO fans one of the highlights of the year was the Bricktober sets, exclusively offered at Toys’R’Us stores.
Bricktober sets were always considered unique collectibles, and now that they are only offered at limited markets, they are even more desirable for collectors. The 2022 Bricktober sets are especially nice with four colorful boxes containing a coin-operated ride and minifig. Check them out below.
The sets are similar to the LEGO Ideas promotional set, the #40335 LEGO Space Rocket Ride released back in 2019. Each set has a base with a rocking mechanism to make the ride move. And there is also a slot for dropping in coins (a mailbox element).
#6427893 LEGO Fantasy Adventure Ride features a minifig with a cowboy hat and lasso riding a fantasy unicorn. The #6427894 LEGO Dragon Adventure Ride features a minifig with a knight’s helmet, sword, and shield riding a brick-built dragon. The #6427895 LEGO Pirate Adventure Ride features a small ship with a pirate minifig, and the #6427896 LEGO Space Adventure Ride features a small spaceship with a minifig wearing a space-themed shirt and astronaut helmet.
A key feature of these sets is the attractive packaging. Take a look at the box images below.
These sets are currently only available in Asia and the first two are also available in Canada. If you’re in another region, you can try searching on eBay or BrickLink with the set names and numbers. However, expect to pay premium prices.
What do you think? Have you been collecting the LEGO Bricktober sets? How do you like the latest additions? Would you like to get them? Or are you planning to build them? Which is your favorite? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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Looks like the dragon one will be available as one of those VIP member rewards, i.e. like the Ulysses Space Probe that caused us so much pain. Does it mean the other three will be coming to USA VIP members later on? Who knows!
This is the intersection of Lego trying to still give us a way to get these domestically, and yet not in a way that people will be happy with.
If I can get hold of the building instructions, I will very likely build these. They look like a great deal of fun!
Weren’t these sets ‘always’ offered at limited markets, though?
(Although as an American, it might not appear like that to you…)
I always liked the space ride, and these look fun too. I wish they would sell them here.
Nice boxes! I’m sure collectors will like these. But didn’t Lego say they no longer do regional exclusives? So will these ever be available worldwide?
These might be considered as “event” sets, and would hence be excluded.
(I don’t think any of the sets contain any exclusive parts, though, so if the instructions would be released online, at least it seems easy to order the parts separately through Bricks and Pieces, Bricklink etc…)
Brickset has a picture with the four sets in a special case. I think collectors will want that too. 😀
The case was rumored to be a special media-related production, so… it ‘might’ be expensive…
Anyway, I might have 40181 Bricktober Pizza Place somewhere, although I don’t exactly know where, currently. And possibly some other. Maybe I’ll try selling it, as I’m not really collecting these.
As a superhero fan, I’m mostly interested in 5004939 The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Collection and 5005256 Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Collection, anyway…
Great looking sets.
Unfortunately, not in the states!
Any word about when the last 2 adventure rides will be available in the US after the Black Friday weekend?
Michelle, no, but a lot of people are asking this question. Hopefully, LEGO is listening, and they will make them available.