A Look at LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober Promos in Asia

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober

If there is one thing that is sorely missed by LEGO fans from the now virtually defunct Toys R Us, are the various LEGO promos that the mega toy store launches at this time of the year. Dubbed as LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober promos, this LEGO TRU promotional offers a buying incentive to LEGO fans who will make their LEGO purchases at TRU during specified weeks in the month of October. After TRU’s demise in the first quarter of 2018, LEGO fans have a lot to get used to particularly with the fact that the annual LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober promos will no longer be around. Indeed, one may say that there were still last year’s LEGO TRU Bricktober Marvel, Harry Potter, and Jurassic World exclusive collectible minifigures promo. But their very limited release and the relative difficulty of obtaining them gave the impression that LEGO may just be getting rid of these promotional minifigs which the company has already prepared way before Toys R Us in the US eventually closed.

However, this may not be the case with other regional Toys R Us branches in other parts of the globe. Essentially, these TRU branches are independent of their US counterpart, and LEGO fans in these regions may still be able to enjoy their annual LEGO TRU Bricktober promos. Brickfinder reports that in Asia, it can be seen that Bricktober is still alive and kicking. In particular, TRU stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines are still carrying the highly popular promotions.

This year’s LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober regional promo features a mini-scaled diorama of the four seasons, highlighting certain places and attractions in the Asian region. In case you need to know, here are the following dates when these Bricktober sets will be available in the abovementioned participating countries, including the price points for qualifying purchases converted in USD based on prevailing foreign exchange rates.

Hongkong

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $61.23 USD)

      • September 24 to 30 – Spring
      • October 1 to 7 – Summer
      • October 8 to 21 – Autumn
      • October 22 to 28 – Winter
Singapore

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $47.10 USD)

      • September 27 to October 3 – Spring
      • October 4 to 10 – Summer
      • October 11 to 17 – Autumn
      • October 18 to 27 – Winter
Malaysia

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $47.45 USD)

      • September 27 to October 3 – Spring
      • October 4 to 10 – Summer
      • October 11 to 17 – Autumn
      • October 18 to 27 – Winter
Thailand

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $81.67 USD)

      • October 3 to 9 – Spring
      • October 10 to 16 – Summer
      • October 17 to 23 – Autumn
      • October 24 to 31 – Winter
Taiwan

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $57.98 USD)

      • September 27 to October 3 – Spring
      • October 4 to 10 – Summer
      • October 11 to 17 – Autumn
      • October 18 to 24 – Winter
Philippines

(Qualifying LEGO purchases of equal to or higher than $47.91 USD)

      • October 1 to October 6 – Spring
      • October 7 to 20 – Summer
      • October 21 to 27 – Autumn
      • October 28 to 31 – Winter

It’s great to hear that even though LEGO Toys R Us promos are basically dead in the US, there are other TRU Asian stores that still carry the sought-after LEGO promotional. Unless you are currently residing in these territories, then for LEGO fans outside of Southeast Asia, these Bricktober sets will most probably be available in secondary markets such as eBay.

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Author: Albert Balanza

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