After officially releasing the building instructions for this next gift-with-purchase set, LEGO has finally revealed how we can add the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) promotional set to our LEGO shopping cart both online and in-store. However, you might find this promo a bit limiting because of the qualifying purchase attached to it.
LEGO Shop@Home has announced that LEGO VIP members who will be purchasing the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) from September 9 to 15, will be entitled to receive its miniature version as well.
Free LEGO® Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift (75522) offer is valid for VIP purchases at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 09/09/2019 to 15/09/2019, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be made with the Star Wars Droid Commander (75253) set only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s).
I have to say that as so much that I love to have this freebie added to my collection, the very limited qualifying purchase to get this is a bit of a letdown. To top this off, you only have this week to make a decision of purchasing its larger counterpart. LEGO does not mince words when it says that if in case you change your mind and you want a refund from this purchase, then you have to return this freebie as well.
The way I see it, LEGO clearly intends this as an exclusive and integral part of the larger Droid Commander set. The Mini Droid Commander gift does not appear in shop.LEGO.com cart as a separate promotional item but is fundamentally included in the Droid Commander set that it even warranted a new set number (5006036). Nevertheless, one or two things that we can be appreciate about this is promo is that you will also receive the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for this purchase as well. LEGO will also throw in a LEGO Lunch Box (5006017) just for good measure.
The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander comes in at 1,177 pieces retailing for $199.99 USD. It features motorized, brick-built versions of the Star Wars’ iconic droids such as R2-D2, Gonk Droid, and Mouse Droid. Its smaller cousin the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) is a perfect display piece that highlights these droids in their miniature versions. LEGO has already released the building instructions for this mini set so you can also try to build one of your own as well.