LEGO Holiday 2013 Catalog

This year’s LEGO holiday catalog came in the mail today. The cover features the new Winter Village Market (#10235, 1261 pcs). Unlike the fall catalog, no coupon is included =(



Barnes & Nobel (U.S.) Columbus Day BOGO 50% Including LEGO

Barnes & Nobel is offering BOGO 50% over the Columbus Day weekend starting from Saturday, October 10th to Monday, October 14th. Valid both online and in-store.

Also, use “FRIENDNFAM” to get additional 20% per one item, one time use. (Some people are unable to use the 20% off on top of 50% off but it worked for me. I think the difference was that I purchased two different sets with the same value).

Happy Columbus Day!

LEGO Shop Home Sales currently has the following CHIMA sets on sale:

  • #70002 Lennox’s Lion Attack $19.98
  • #70003 Eris Eagle Intercepter $26.98
  • #70006 Cragger’s Command Ship $64.98
  • #70008 Gorzan’s Gorilla Striker $44.98
  • #70009 Warriz’s Combat Lair $61.98
  • #70012 Razar’s CHI Raider $31.98

The prices are on par with but #70012 is a hard to find item. Also, in the month of October, LEGO VIPs get double points with their purchase. If these sets are still on sale after October 13 then you’ll also get the free, exclusive holiday set (1 out of 2) from October 14-31 with purchase over $99.

9468 Vampyre Castle + TRU Minifigure Collection 1/3

Stopped by a local TRU and as expected the prices on the LEGO sets were still high even after BOGO 40% off 😦

However, noticed a few #9468 Vampyre Castles and decided to pick one up after the store agreed to match the price. The set has been getting a lot of interest and is regularly out of stock on I thought I should at least have one in my collection. Too bad I couldn’t get them to discount it further with BOGO 40%.

Along with the purchase I received a 5-pk TRU exclusive minifigures, the first out of three. It contains a robber, a police man, a girl in orange dress, a nurse, and a joker. The pieces are pretty ordinary but can’t complaint as a freebie.

Will attempt to stop by another local TRU to hunt for bargains.



Toys “R” Us LEGO BOGO 40% Off 10/06 – 10/12

Toys “R” Us is offering buy one, get one 40% off, for LEGO sets (excluding Chima, Technic, Mindstorms, and likely their “hot price” items) from 10/06 – 10/12.

Also, with purchase over $60 on LEGO products you get a free, exclusive 5-pk minifigures.

Generally, the markup on LEGO at TRU tends to be significantly higher than other retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Amazon. However, with some patience, and intentionality I was able to purchase a few sets cheaper from TRU than elsewhere in the past few weeks. I am sure I’ll make another trip to my local TRU in the next few days. I will post if I managed to find a bargain.

Toys “R” Us “Bricktober” Promotions

Toys “R” Us is offering several LEGO freebies this month. TRU offered a similar promotion last year in October.


  • 10/5 – 11/2, free exclusive LEGO minifigure 5-pk or collector box with any LEGO purchase of $60 or more
  • Saturday, 10/19, a free LEGO DC Super Heroes The Joker Mini Mech Bot from 12-2 pm at participating retail locations
  • Saturday, 10/19, a free LEGO Super Heroes Robin & Redbird Cycle with any LEGO Super Heroes Batman purchase of $20 or more, in store only
  • Saturday, 10/19, a free LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man with any LEGO Marvel Super Heroes purchase of $20 or more, in store only