October is nearly upon us and that means that Bricktober is nearly upon us as well. This year’s Toys’R'Us promotion sees the return of the minifigure 5-pack with a different pack each week for three weeks. Not sure if there is another promo item for the final week, but we’ll find out soon enough. Retail value for the sets is $19.99, but I imagine they will be free with a minimum purchase.
In an unprecedented move, LEGO has sent over assets and information to FBTB and other AFOL sites regarding a store promotion involving LEGO.
Okay, enough of the cheekiness. You might have seen this thread already on our forums started by ufjason. It’s about Toys’R'Us’s month-long Bricktober promotion for the month of October. We’ve been given the above image and the press release below. There are also two in-store events scheduled for October 20th and 27th, the latter for a Monster Fighters themed build and giveaway just in time for Halloween.
Celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores this October!
It’s time to celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores! This October, make a qualifying LEGO® purchase in a Toys “R” Us store and you’ll be able to take home an exclusive vintage minifigure collection! There are a total of four unique volumes; a different set available each week during October. Collect all 20 vintage minifigures!
Take a trip down memory lane with the opportunity to bring home four volumes of the vintage minifigure collection! Each collection features 5 unique and famous LEGO minifigures from the past. Venture into space with the astronaut, explore the Wild West with the cavalry colonel, sail the seven seas with the pirate, and even protect the castle with the brave knight! There are lots more classic minifigures ready to join your collection. These friendly, smiling characters have always made building fun! Quantities are limited and will only be available in October from participating Toys “R” Us stores. Please note that the exclusive vintage minifigure collection is only available in participating stores during the month of October while supplies last. A qualifying purchase is required and this product is not available for individual purchase.
For more details please visit your local Toys “R” Us Store.
Toys R Us Canada is capping off Bricktober by giving away a FREE 30111 Harry Potter ‘The Lab’ when you spend $35 or more on LEGO. To help make this an easy task for you, they’re offering 2 for $40 on all $24.99 sets & 2 for $60 on all $39.99 sets. I would suggest you head into a store to score your freebie set because it’s temporarily out of stock online (Sorry folks! I would’ve posted this on Friday when the sale started, but I was busy), but that may work to your advantage. Every week I went into the store they had leftover magnets from all the previous weeks, so you may get lucky. Last year, my local store was out of each weeks magnets by the end of the weekend. I wonder why this year’s were so unpopular.
This is the last week of Bricktober and while the Buy-2-Get-1-Free sale never materialized, Toys’R'Us is offering dollar discounts: spend $50 or more on LEGO construction sets or games and receive a $10 discount or spend $100 or more and receive a $25 discount. The catch is that it does not apply to LEGO Star Wars sets, but Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter are fair game. If you need a small LEGO set to tip the bill over the threshold, the stores are awash with Collecitble Minifigures Series 5 right now. Beware of any potential TRU mark up that may affect your potential savings. This offer is good both online and in-store. They offer free shipping on orders $75 or more, so it might save you a car trip to order online. And finally, you also get a free “Astronaut” magnet with a purchase of $20 or more.
Update: I’ve been told that in order to get the dollar discount to work online, you have to delete the free promotional items in your cart since the online system won’t allow promotions to stack. You didn’t want a glued minifig magnet anyway.
Update: That 30055 Vulture Droid set we reported on earlier? While they were physically at Toys’R'Us retail stores for a few weeks now, they were unavailable for purchase until now. You can buy them individually for $4.99 or if you spend $30 or more on a LEGO construction or game set, you can get it for free.
Also, there’s a 25% off Cyber Week promotion going on at the website. It says “up to 25%” on LEGO. The selection isn’t very big, but 7965 Millennium Falcon is priced at $112.49, down from TRU price of $149.99, regular MSRP is $139.99. The funny thing is, despite the discount saying that LEGO Star Wars is excluded, if you remove all the promotional items, the $25 dollar discount applies automatically, for a net price of $87.49 and you still score free shipping. That’s about a 40% savings off of MSRP. There are a few other sets on sale as well such as 7962 Anakin’s and Sebulba’s Podracers for $71.24, 7964 Republic Frigate for $97.49. For the Republic Frigate, you can add 1 Collectible Minifigures Series 5 to bring your total up past $100 to trigger the $25 dollar discount. Again, this particular deal is only available online and ONLY for today, Sunday October 23rd.
The second to last week of Bricktober is here and if you’ve visited the site or seen this post in the forums it may have seemed like this year’s Bricktober is a bit lackluster to say the least. Luckily Toys R Us Canada doesn’t seem to have their act together and if you frequent the website that should come as no surprise. I could make some point about knowing the future changing the outcome of events, but I won’t because I just did. This weeks deals are better than previously advertized with all Star Wars & both SpongeBob Squarepants sets at a 20% discount which also applies to the Creator & Hero Factory themes. This is a great way to pick up the 10216 Winter Bakery set at $60 or the 10214 Tower Bridge for $240. Spend the usual $35 and you’ll walk away with MY personal favourite of this year’s magnet assortment, the astronaut.
In preparation for Halloween this Saturday between 12pm & 2pm they’ll be hosting the latest seasonal build event, so bring the kiddies and let them build themselves a creepy crawly spider*, but get there early as they’re limited to 100 per store. I attended last years event and my son really loved the jack ‘o’ lantern and I’m hoping he’ll be equally impressed with this years offering.
You won’t find Rod “Torque” Redline in any official LEGO Cars set. Rod “Torque” Redline is an homage to the muscle cars out of Detroit, right down to the Michigan license plate. As a LEGO set, he was a promotional item from a Toys’R'Us LEGO Building Event held on Saturday October 15, 2011. By some of the things I’ve heard and read, I should consider myself extremely lucky that my daughter and I were able to walk away with a set for each of us.
Free glued magnet, a couple of discounted sets and free shipping on orders over $75 not enough for you? My, how jaded you’ve become. How about a free Star Wars Battle pack when you spend a scant $40? So drop your cash and take your pick. Selection may vary in store.
In addition to the free LEGO Forestman Magnet *cough*glued*cough* with a $35 purchase, if you spend that amount on one of the three sale themes you’ll also recieve the 30042 Atlantis Mini Sub gratis. Still not the greatest deals thus far this year though they are improving and the freebie double up is pretty sweet. I`m keeping my fingers crossed for an end of the month BOGO50%off.
Toys’R’Us will be giving free LEGO Bricktober Retro Minifigure Magnet – Ninja Princess with any LEGO construction sets or LEGO games purchase of $20 or more from October 2 – 8. Also, the following LEGO sets will be 30% off:
Toys R Us Canada is offering a slightly sweeter deal than their American counterpart for the first week of Bricktober. In addition to the LEGO Ninja Minifigure Magnet they’re offering with a much more reasonable $35 purchase, you can also get the 30051 Republic Attack Shuttle mini set if you spend that dough on Star Wars LEGO. I was disappointed to find out that this years minfigure magnets would be glued (though not surprised), but I must admit this has made week one a done deal for me. The magnets are limited to 200 per store (max) and the shuttle deal is based on stock, so if you’ve had your eye on a certain $35+ Star Wars set get it quick and double up on freebies.