You might remember that last year Toys’R’Us was running a LEGO promotion called Bricktober. During the month of October you got one free set with any LEGO purchase of $75 or more. Each week a different set was offered, and the four sets made a nice little collection resembling the LEGO Modular Buildings. After the promotional period was over the sets could also be purchased individually for $19.99 each at Toys’R’Us stores. 🙂
Last year the first week of October you could get the #40180 LEGO Bricktober Theater, the second week the #40181 LEGO Bricktober Pizza Place, the third week the #40182 LEGO Bricktober Fire Station, and the fourth week the #40183 LEGO Bricktober Town Hall. The sets are micro-scale on 6×8 stud plates, but still look nicely detailed. You can connect them with LEGO Technic pins, just like the much larger LEGO Modular Buildings. They make a great little display together.
This year we are also getting four sets, and although we don’t know the details yet, it is assumed that the terms will be similar; you get one free set each weak during the month of October if you spend a minimum amount on LEGO sets, and after the promotion is over, if there are any sets left, they will be offered for sale directly. The four sets are the #40141 LEGO Bricktober Hotel, the #40142 LEGO Bricktober Train Station, the #40143 LEGO Bricktober Bakery, and the #40144 LEGO Bricktober Toys’R’Us Store.
The 2015 LEGO Bricktober sets will also connect with Technic pins, and they can also be attached to the previous collection from last year. Note that their layout is a bit different. A couple of them appear to be on 10 stud wide plates, adding a bit of variety to the layout.
If you are interested in these sets, I suggest that you keep an eye on your local Toys’R’Us store. They should begin the promotion at the beginning of October. Or, if you don’t want to spend $300 dollars on LEGO during the month of October just to get the free sets, you can also wait until the end of the month and see if they are available for direct purchase. If they are no longer available in your store, you can also check eBay for all the Bricktober sets from last year and this year. See current listings here: LEGO BRICKTOBER SETS ON EBAY
So what do you think? How do you like the Bricktober sets? Do you have the ones from last year? And are you planning to get the new ones? Are you going to take advantage of the promotional period, or do you prefer to buy them directly? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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