Just a quick reminder that double VIP points starts today and lasts through April 8 just in time to stock up on some Easter treats. Double points are good on all purchases both online at LEGO Shop@Home and in store. Unfortunately, free shipping has ended. Fortunately, the MINI Republic Frigate promotion is still valid until the end of the month. Spend $50 or more on LEGO Star Wars items and get a free polybag of 30242 Republic Frigate while supplies last.
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March has arrived and LEGO Shop@Home has a little break for us to enjoy:
- Free shipping! Enjoy free shipping on all orders $75+ in the US & £50+ in the UK until the 15th of March.
- FREE 30242 Star Wars Republic Frigate! With any $50/£50 Star Wars purchase until March 31st.
- Double VIP points! Starts March 25th and runs until April 8th.
Keep in mind:
You’ll just have to decide what you want more, FREE shipping or 2X VIP points. You can click the pic above to hit up FBTB’s landing page and start your shopping. As always, we thank you for your continued support.
Just a heads up that if you’re a VIP member and logged into your account on LEGO Shop@Home, you can now purchase 10232 Palace Cinema to add to your modular building layout. If you’re not logged in, the above links will lead you to the home page. If that happens, just log in and click on “What’s New” in the navigation bar and you should see it as the first item listed. The price is $149.99 USD and it comes with 2,194 pieces.
If you have patience though, and wait two weeks you can score the MINI Republic Frigate set as well as free shipping starting March 1. If you have even more patience and like the idea of Double VIP points over free shipping, you’d have to wait until March 25th.
Okay, this is strange. ToysRUs.com is listing 30242 Gauntlet for sale for $3.99 with no quantity limit. No picture is provided, but all previous reports point to the mini Republic Frigate as 30242, which is also the Shop@Home promotional polybag set for March that we previously reported on, which is very odd since having TRU sell this set would defeat the purpose of the promotion. Checking Wookiepedia for the name, the most logical match would be Pre Viszla’s personal starfighter, which is set number 30241. So either the Republic Frigate is also named Gauntlet, or the name is wrong in the listing, or the number is wrong in the listing. Very strange. I just placed an order so I’ll find out soon enough.
Thanks to Margot for the tip.
Update: Sleuthy Solo points out that the description for the item describes 30241 Mandalorian Fighter aka Gauntlet, relevant bit bolded:
Fly to the stars in the sleek LEGO ® Star Wars ™ Gauntlet ™ starship with articulated cockpit as featured in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars ™ animated TV series!
I’ve updated the picture above.
If you’re like me, you did not get a fancy Valentine’s Day gift in the mail from LEGO Shop@Home. But luckily, Tohst did and he scanned the little insert that came with it. First thing though, about that red chrome minifig keychain: I have it on good authority that the one of the main criteria in selecting who received the gift was based on the frequency of VIP account activity, and not necessarily on dollar amount spent, during the year 2012. So say you made two very large purchases, you would not have reached the proper threshold for receiving the gift. That being said, I would strongly advise against calling LEGO Shop@Home begging for one, or worse complaining about it. They are under no obligation to do these types of special programs and giveaways for members, and if all they hear are complaints they will more than likely just cancel the whole thing. For those of you lucky enough to live near a Brand Retail store will remember that they used to have grab bags that were cheap and packed with random parts from the pick a brick bins, store models, customer returns, etc. You wanna know why they cancelled the grab bags? Because someone complained. And LEGO just decided to pull the plug on that. So, please, do us all a favor and be grateful that such a program exists to surprise and delight some customers instead of complaining about not being lucky enough to get one.
Anyways, moving on. The flyer you see above was included with the keychain gift, and in it we see a bunch of goodies for VIP members. The most relevant piece of information is that we now know the distribution channel for one of the previously announced 2013 Star Wars polybag set: 30242 Republic Frigate. You get this set for free with a minimum $50 purchase from March 1 through 31. There are a few other noteworthy promotional periods:
- Early access to 10232 Palace Cinema: Feburary 14 through 28. That starts tomorrow!
- Free shipping from March 1 through 15.
- Double VIP points from March 25 through April 8.
Usually, during promotional periods like this, there was one day where free shipping would overlap with double VIP points. It doesn’t seem to be the case in March, however.