How to Save on LEGO

Save on LEGO: Discover ingenious ways to stretch your LEGO budget further!

LEGO logo on a background made of red LEGO bricks
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Welcome to our brick-building haven, where we're about to unlock the secrets to maximizing your LEGO fun without emptying your wallet! Whether you're a seasoned LEGO enthusiast or just starting your collection, saving money on these beloved building blocks is always a win. In this blog post, we'll dive into a treasure trove of tips, tricks, and strategies to help you score fantastic deals, snag rare finds, and indulge your LEGO passion without breaking the bank. Get ready to build, create, and save with our ultimate guide to LEGO savings.

LEGO life magazine summer 2023 edition

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LEGO Life Magazine

An easy way to score some Lego coupons is by signing up for the free Lego Life Magazine. While the magazine is aimed at children, it does contain news about upcoming sets, cool builds, and most importantly discount coupons which can be used online or in-store.

LEGO insiders program

The LEGO Insiders program is free to join and gives you access to a whole suite of perks including double reward points, exclusive discounts, and, early access to upcoming sets.

Another perk of being a part of the LEGO insider program is that LEGO stores often run points events where purchases made in-store earn you even more points. Points can then be redeemed for discounts, each 100 points can net you a £5 discount. These events usually run during April and October so it's worth keeping an eye out for more details during this period. While not a perk of the insider program specifically, purchases made through the LEGO store over the price of £75 also often come with a free gift. 

A pick and build wall found in a LEGO store

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Pick and Build Wall

If you’re in the store anyway it's worth checking out the pick and build wall. Here you’ll be able to choose between two different containers, one costing £7.99 and the other £14.99. Obviously, the containers dictate how much LEGO you’re getting, but if you cram it in, shake the container, and let the bricks settle you can make this worth your while.

No need to worry if you’ve left the store though as the Pick and Build Wall is available online at the LEGO website. The website comes with the added perk of every brick being available meaning you’re not restricted to whatever's left at the store selection. 

Something to be aware of when ordering online is the Bestseller and Standard categories that LEGO places some bricks into. Bestsellers have a quicker delivery time and lower service fee (£2.50 for orders under £10.) Whereas Standard bricks have a slower delivery time as they’re handpicked in Billund and come with a higher service charge (£5 for orders under £10.)

Creative Brick Boxes

The LEGO itch can be hard to stave off sometimes and even harder to scratch when popular sets often cost hundreds of pounds. So, if you’re just wanting to build then the LEGO creative build boxes could be for you. 

While the builds aren't particularly exciting, each box comes with some builds that are possible depending on which size box you purchase. The Large Creative Brick Box comes with 790 pieces and a LEGO ideas booklet to get you started, but you’re only limited by your imagination. 

Shop second-hand

Shopping second-hand for LEGO can be a cost-effective way of getting the set you desire, there are loads of open markets you can choose from such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and more. You could even try your hand at charity shops and thrift stores. 

A main concern when buying second-hand is that sets may be incomplete, however, there are some sites available where you can buy specific pieces meaning it could still be cheaper. 

BrickLink is one of the most popular LEGO resellers, here you can buy specific pieces and full sets. This is great if you’re looking for a discontinued set or minifig as the reseller lists sets for sale from all around the globe. 

eBay also has several authorised LEGO resellers like BrickLink and RareBrix. The good thing about these resellers is that they are authorised meaning you’re going to get a legitimate LEGO set. These resellers also host their sales across the year and eBay discount codes can be used on purchases.

Sales

An obvious way to save on LEGO is to shop during the sale season. The big ones to look out for are Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and, Christmas. However, LEGO hosts sales throughout the year, and the best way to stay in the know on when these sales are live is by signing up for the newsletter. 

Another thing to bear in mind if you’re after a specific set is that the sale immediately after its release probably won't yield much of a discount, it's better to wait for the second or third sale after to see any real savings. If you want to look more in-depth at price fluctuations Camel Camel is great for tracking prices of specific sets over time.

Other retailers

Of course, you aren't just limited to shopping at the LEGO store during the sale season. You can check out stores like Argos, Amazon, Smyths, and Zavvi, which all have their own sales and exclusive savings. 

These stores are even worth checking out when sales aren't going on as they often have sets available for a discounted price. For example, Zavvi at the time of writing has a LEGO R2D2 available for £169.99 whereas the LEGO store has it available for £209.99.

Supermarkets

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, Supermarkets are a great place to score some LEGO, with both Aldi and Tesco stocking the brick. While you won't find some of the bigger sets in supermarkets, you’ll still be treated to a variety of sets that tend to be cheaper than in the LEGO store. 

Another perk of buying LEGO at the supermarket is that you can use your relevant rewards program to both earn points on your LEGO purchase and use reward point coupons to save on your LEGO purchases. 

Exclusive Mother's Day Offer

In the run-up to Mother's Day, LEGO is running an exclusive event in its stores between the 2nd and 3rd of March. The event allows you to build your own mini LEGO photo frame and take it home for free. The frame is functional and can fit a small photo inside, there's only a limited amount of frames available, so you'll have to be quick on this one.

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