During the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday holiday shopping event, there are lots of LEGO shopping opportunities you can take advantage of. This includes sales, deals, and promotions by official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop, as well as other retailers. So let’s take a look at what’s happening this weekend.
LEGO added a dedicated landing page for their LEGO Black Friday Deals. This page will be updated during the event with all sales, offers, and more as they become available. It is a great place to follow during the promotional period. Visit the LEGO Black Friday Deals Page at the Online LEGO Shop.
The #76269 LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower is the big set that is available from November 24th. This monumental build-and-display project for adult enthusiasts is packed with memorable scenes and classic characters. The 5,201-piece model is filled to the roof with recognizable scenes from the MCU and populated by an all-star cast of characters. The set features 31 familiar figures, including Iron Man, Wong, Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hulk, War Machine, Vision, Hawkeye, Wanda Maximoff, and The Wasp. Familiar scenes include investigating Loki’s scepter in the lab, Captain America’s fight with himself on the glass walkways, and the Quinjet launching from its hangar. Fans are rewarded with lots of accessories that evoke memorable movie moments, including the Tesseract, Thor’s hammer, and a dropped pager to signal Captain Marvel. A Leviathan, Quinjet, and two Chitauri chariots stand by ready for battle. The completed model measures over 35.5 in. (90 cm) high, 13 in. (34 cm) wide and 10 in. (25 cm) deep. One side of the building and the roof lift off to provide easy access to the interior. The price is $499.99. When you purchase the set, you will also get a free #5008076 LEGO Marvel Taxi with 3 minifigures and 5 printed decorations (this offer is valid until November 27th). Visit the LEGO Marvel section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Two freebies are returning this weekend. The #40602 LEGO Creator Winter Market Stall is free with purchases of $170 or more (valid until November 27th), and the #40601 LEGO Icons Majisto’s Magical Workshop is free with purchases of $250 or more (valid until November 26th). In addition, there is an online-only offer for LEGO Insiders members with the #30638 LEGO City Police Bicycle Training and the #30638 LEGO Friends Skate Ramp polybag bundle with purchases of $50 or more (valid on November 27th only). To take advantage of these offers visit the Online LEGO Shop.
Until November 27th, LEGO Insiders members receive free discount codes on select LEGO sets. Instructions are included on how to redeem them. You can find these deals at the LEGO Insiders membership page.
If you are not accustomed to using the Online LEGO Shop, or you have friends/relatives who are going to be purchasing LEGO for you, the online LEGO Gift Finder can be a big help. This is a special section of the Online LEGO Shop that assists shoppers in narrowing down their selection by age range, price, and interests. Below are some quick links to help you get started.
➡ WAL-MART, TARGET & OTHER RETAILERS: These are the generic big-box retail stores. They have a decent selection of LEGO sets, their prices aren’t inflated (although it’s always a good idea to double-check), and they usually have great deals around the holiday season in the 20-50% off range. One tip I would give is that don’t take the shelf prices for granted. There are often sales going on that are not yet marked on the shelves (especially around this time of the year when stores are so busy). Take items up to a price-checking station to get the most current price. Also, don’t forget to check the websites of these retailers, as they often have online-only deals during the holiday season.
➡ SHOPPING FOR LEGO AT AMAZON.COM: One of the best places to shop for LEGO, especially around the holidays, is Amazon.com. Their prices are excellent, as they like to undercut – or at least match – everyone else. As a caveat, always look for the Eligible for Free Shipping icon in the item description. These are items shipped directly by Amazon. (Amazon also has affiliates and their shipping may not be free and/or their service may not be as reliable.) Amazon has a dedicated LEGO store section, with all the currently available sets. Below are some quick links to help you get started:
➡ SHOPPING FOR RETIRED, USED & BULK LEGO: If you have your eyes on a retired LEGO set, or just want to pick up some used or bulk LEGO, eBay.com and BrickLink.com are the best places to shop. Always check the seller’s feedback and if you’re not sure about something, ask questions before making a purchase. One thing to remember when shopping on eBay and BrickLink is that these are usually small hobby sellers who will need to pack and ship your order during their spare time. Also, there have been significant shipping delays due to the pandemic, so place your orders at least 2-3 weeks before Christmas to make sure the package arrives on time.
➡ RECENTLY RELEASED EXCLUSIVE SETS: Here is a list of all the most talked about sets that were released in the past couple of months you may consider for the holidays: the #75367 LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser, the #10326 LEGO Modular Natural History Museum, the #10325 LEGO Winter Village Alpine Lodge, the #10329 LEGO Botanical Tiny Plants, the #10318 LEGO Icons Concorde, the #76417 LEGO Harry Potter Gringott Wizarding Bank – Collectors Edition, the #21341 LEGO Disney Hocus Pocus: The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, the #43222 LEGO Disney Castle, the #76252 LEGO Batman Batcave – Shadow Box, and many more. To see the full list visit the new items section of the Online LEGO Shop.
If you already know what you want to get, shopping online is usually the best, most convenient, and safest option. Most retailers offer free shipping, or a very low shipping threshold, during the holiday season to encourage online orders, and they offer the same or even better specials online as in stores. Also, when shopping with online retailers like Amazon, you can pick up other non-LEGO items at the same time which is super convenient.
I hope this guide helps you in your holiday LEGO shopping. If you would like to add your own LEGO shopping tips feel free to share them in the comment section below, along with any great deals you run across between now and Christmas. Happy huntin’!
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