LEGO Black Friday Deals Revealed for VIP Weekend

We all know this is coming. With us now in the middle of November, Black Friday draws ever nearer. With that highly-anticipated event come the expected special deals and new releases courtesy of LEGO. In fact, some of those surprises are already known. LEGO’s got big sets like the Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) accompanied by multiple GWPs. But the rest remain unknown; or at least they were. LEGO.com Australia revealed even more deals for Black Friday this past weekend according to Brickset. We make note of them even as the other LEGO.com portals officially list the same by now.

Officially, the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period runs November 26-29. But if you’re a LEGO VIP member then the fun starts earlier for you; one weekend earlier in fact. VIPs can get these special deals from November 20 to 21. They will rerun for everybody on the weekend after that. Here’s what LEGO’s got lined up:

  • Doubled VIP Points (naturally)

  • VIP GWP: Retro Tin Sign (evoking old LEGO box covers) – collectible with LEGO purchases over $309

  • GWP Early Access: Santa’s Front Yard (40484) – collectible with LEGO purchases over $229
  • VIP Reward Center Sale (discount VIP points on rewards)

  • Vintage Camera set – 2,000 VIP point redemption, while stocks last

See how advantageous LEGO VIP membership can be? You get a shot at these deals early before everyone else storms in on Black Friday. If you miss it then, there’s always November 26-29. That’s when the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) launches.

LEGO x Target Collection, Coming December 4

We all know that LEGO is an old hand at cross-promotional partnerships. Their team-ups with brands like Adidas give their partner some neat LEGO-themed merchandise. In return, they get to develop some sweet tie-ins. Aside from clothing labels The LEGO Group also collaborates with retail brands. Usually that nets some exclusive deals on LEGO products, if the retailer is something like Target. But this latest partnership between the two promises to be one of the biggest yet. After several teasers last month, the LEGO x Target Collection looks ready to go with a launch date.

Brick Fanatics tells us that the limited-time  is due to release on December 4. It consists of a wide variety of LEGO-themed merchandise, from clothes to accessories to plastic house-ware. Signature brick aesthetics can make future owners believe they’re using 1:1 scale LEGO pieces. The entire collection boasts no less than 300 individual items with an average price of $30. Is that too steep or too cheap? There are LEGO x Target Collection items going as low as $1.50 and up to $120. You’re sure to find something for every member of the family, even pets.

Sip your drinks from minifigure mugs sized just right for your hands. Go to the beach or playground sandbox with a sand-building kit including sand-brick molds and shovels. LEGO collectors probably could never have enough minifigure-head storage containers. And of course, the bright and cheery LEGO x Target clothes are all snazzy, if you like that fashion. You can get them all exclusively from Target stores and online starting December 4. They’ve even kept the promo open-ended, so save up and get ready for them.

Gryffindor Dorms (40452) GWP Still On Until November 19

It feels like only yesterday at times, when LEGO Harry Potter collectors thought they missed out on a GWP. That October 2021 LEGO Store calendar offered two LEGO Harry Potter items as GWPs. The key set of the two was Hogwarts – Gryffindor Dorms (40452). It was a modular set that also doubled as a display space for Wizarding World tiles. These were included in all 20th Anniversary LEGO HP sets. But as it stood, the GWP period for Gryffindor Dorms (40452) ran from October 25 to November 7. That was despite being “removed” from the second October store calendar. At least, that was the GWP period before it came back.

Brick Fanatics tells us that LEGO’s online store has brought back LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts – Gryffindor Dorms (40452). That’s great news for those who missed it as a GWP. It would be like the promo period never stopped. Collectors now have until November 19 to claim this nice little set featuring Harry and Ron in their rooms. The deal remains the same too. LEGO Harry Potter purchases over $100 (also £ and €) will net you the Gryffindor Dorms (40452). As far as GWP goes, this is one of the best among the recent offerings.

Santa’s Front Yard Set (40484): Possible Black Friday GWP Revealed

We’re counting the days until Black Friday for all those sweet LEGO deals only available this time of November. Of course, that means waiting for the 15th of the month when LEGO would make its official announcement. Keeping the details out of the November 2021 store calendar must make for more suspense, perhaps. Already we have some clue as to what to expect, such as a new LEGO Star Wars UCS set. We learned that from a leak, and now LEGO Store in Australia may have revealed another Black Friday deal. It’s a seasonal gift with purchase, according to Brickset.

What we have here is called Santa’s Front Yard (40484). A neat Yuletide-themed mini-set, its 317 pieces makes it just big to be a GWP. Similarities to LEGO Harry Potter Gryffindor Dorms (40452) can also be seen in having a wall backdrop. The included buildable reindeer is also quite adorable. We’ll probably know more about this set this mid-November.

Santa’s Front Yard (40484) – 317 pieces

Celebrate the winter season with the LEGO® building kit Santa’s Front Yard (40484). It’s an icy, moonlit night in Santa’s front yard, where an attentive elf is feeding a cute reindeer by the cold, clear stream with a carrot. This delightful scenery includes a snow-covered North Pole shield and trees, as well as a hand lantern for the elf. An inspiring gift for children aged 9 and over and festive building fun for LEGO fans of all ages.

  • LEGO® Santa’s Front Yard (40484) includes an elven minifigure, a reindeer and an icy, moonlit environment with a stream, snow-covered trees and the North Pole shield, as well as a hand lantern and a carrot element.
  • With this 317-part construction kit, the Christmas spirit comes up. Festive fun for children aged 9 and over and LEGO® building fun for the whole family.

LEGO November 2021 Store Calendar Released

With barely a week’s worth of days left in this month, you know what that means LEGO-wise. The next Store Calendar’s going to drop. Here’s a big shout-out to The Brick Fan, for noting the November 2021 LEGO Store Calendar on LEGO’s servers. Several days back, we were expecting some GWPs that “disappeared” from the October calendar to reappear here. They don’t need to anymore, but as a result the November activities/specials appear minimal. Black Friday deals should be marked down, but we’ve been informed LEGO’s saving them for November 15. Anyway, have a look at the calendar down below.

Special Activity: LEGO Rebuild the World
  • #BuildToGive – Build a Christmas Star using LEGO pieces and share on social media with LEGO via #BuildToGive; LEGO will donate a LEGO set to a child in need for every Christmas Star thus shared, with a target of 1.5 million children (total value $150 million). Participating children under 13 need parental consent.
Gift with Purchase
  • LEGO Creator Coffee Cart (40488) – with purchases $65 and up; November 8-14 or while supplies last

November 1 Product Releases
LEGO Ideas
Others (Sampler)

LEGO Harry Potter GWPs Launch Despite Store Calendar “Removal” (Thank Goodness)

Ever had those days when you get worked up over an event you’re anticipating being cancelled, except not really? That must have been some LEGO collectors/”Harry Potter” fans this month following the official LEGO Store calendar’s…alterations. In mid-October LEGO released another version of their October 2021 store calendar without its LEGO Harry Potter GWPs. They were supposed to go live later this month and carry on over to November. The Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) was “new” enough (actually a reimagining of an early LHP mini-set) to warrant attention. Just when we thought we’ll have to wait until next month…they launch.

Brickset.com confirms with us that come October 25, the apparently-removed LEGO Harry Potter GWPs kicked off as originally scheduled. You can see them now in Shop@Home’s promos & discounts page. Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms can be yours for any LEGO Harry Potter purchase of $100 and above. If you’re buying from a LEGO Store you can also get Hermione’s Study Desk (30392) for $40 and up. Both offers, as the saying goes, remain available while supplies last. But if these gifts-with-purchase sets were going to be around anyway, then why the second, LHP-less store calendar? LEGO hasn’t explained. And while we can be relieved, we understand if some are still annoyed at the fake-out(?).

As for other territories, the minimum spend for Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) are as follows: The UK and Europe are both 100 (£ and €, respectively), while Australia has AU$200.

Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) Product Listing on LEGO Shop@Home Australia

For LEGO Harry Potter fans, the removal of the 10th anniversary GWPs from LEGO’s October 2021 store calendar sucked. There’s just no mincing of words for how collectors must feel. They could wait if they want for October 25. LEGO Harry Potter Gryffindor Dorms (40452) was supposed to launch as GWP that day. But if LEGO went so far as to reissue their store calendar with the promo excised, then too bad. We can only hope that they’ll be present for November 2021, since the promo was supposed to cross over. At least we have these nice images of it.

LEGO Shop@Home Australia beats all others in putting up a product listing for Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452). We can now discern clearly that the minimal dorm set features two four-poster beds for Harry and Ron each. They also get a trunk, a letter piece, a candle and their wands (naturally). As already revealed earlier, their dorm back wall is a space to display LEGO Harry Potter’s Wizarding World trading-card tiles. Four random tiles are packed in every LEGO HP 10th anniversary-release set, including this GWP. Now if only it will come out this November, along with Hermione’s Study Desk (30392).

Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452)

AU$29.99 (Free Item/Gift with Purchase) | Age 8+ | 148 pieces | 135 VIP points (Australia only?)

Harry and Ron in the Gryffindor™ dorm with 2 beds and magical accessories. Also includes 4 random wizard card tiles and a 16-card display plate for a growing collection.

More Images of LEGO Bricktober 2021 Sets on Asian TRU Stores, Including Number 4: “Alice in Wonderland”

The LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) is a retired set now. However its spirit lives on, sort of, in the 2021 Bricktober sets exclusive to Toys R Us. Well, make that the TRU stores in the Asia-Pacific region anyways. The three fairytales depicted in the original Ideas set became three separate micro-builds atop LEGO books. This year’s Bricktober series even has a fourth set with all-new story. We were able to get nice images of three of the Bricktobers on TRU Singapore’s website. The fourth set however has gone un-depicted, until images of it popped up on social media.

Shanghai-based LEGO fan dylanchow just shared new images of the LEGO Bricktober sets on Instagram. Among them is the fourth set that wasn’t listed yet on Toys R Us Singapore when we checked. Said set refers to “Alice in Wonderland” and depicts the table in the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Given this Bricktober set’s lack of presence in a TRU website, there’s a possibility that it might become available with another retailer. Supposedly this Alice Bricktober set comes out October 15 to 31. Therefore, as that date approaches next month we may have concrete details on the set’s availability.

Each LEGO Bricktober 2021 set showcases a fairytale diorama assembled atop a brick-built book. In addition to building instructions they will also have fold-up storybooks with abridged versions of the stories. The Bricktobers come free with every purchase of LEGO sets $69 and up on TRU stores and online. There is still no word on where and how the series will be available outside Asia.

At Last, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collector’s Edition (76391) Arrives in North America; Check Shop@Home US

For the rest of the world, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collector’s Edition (76391) has already been available for buyers. For North America, the wait has been quite tedious. The tired old “shipping delay” issue has been a plague on hot upcoming LEGO sets, particularly this. Becoming pre-orderable on LEGO Shop@Home US back in September 2 has helped but not much. The new release date of September 15, the middle of this month, seemed so far away still. But it’s the middle of September now. And NA LEGO Potter-fans can now rejoice that Hogwarts Icons (76391) is at last available.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons-Collectors' Edition

Check out the online listing immediately and be relieved in the vivid green letters saying “Available now.” LEGO Harry Potter collectors celebrating the theme’s 20th anniversary will likely not be put off by the $249.99 asking price. They are after all getting brick-built reproductions of major items/artifacts/relics from the “Harry Potter” franchise. And of course, that buildable Hedwig is magnificent.

But that’s not everything. A single purchase of Hogwarts Icons – Collector’s Edition (76391) before September ends will sufficiently qualify for an extended GWP. Yep, LEGO Ideas Sailboat Adventure (40487) is still around. It’s only until the end of the month, so better make it quick.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) Now Up at US LEGO Shop@Home

After making its debut via LEGO’s regional portal in Asia, LEGO has officially announced and listed this year’s seasonal winter village set. The LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) is now up at LEGO Shop@Home in the US, slated to be available beginning next month, with early VIP access on September 16.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

Coming in at 1,445 pieces this year’s winter village set puts the spotlight once again on the lengths that Santa will go through to add that holiday cheer to all that is expecting his visit. It was 2014 since we last saw him added to a LEGO Creator Expert winter village set in the form of Santa’s Workshop (10245), so it’s great to see a LEGO model that is built around his character.

And of course, the model itself is perfect for a seasonal display piece and will look great with other winter village sets that you might have. The angled build is really clever since it gives the model a sort of depth and a certain degree of realism. I love the combination of white and light royal blue for its exterior, and the tons of holiday details in the interior. The set comes with four minifigures featuring Dad, Mom, a little girl, and Santa.

Read more about the LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) below and if you wish to be notified on its arrival in October, you may want to head over to LEGO.com and this to your wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293)

1,445 pieces | $99.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2021. Early VIP access on September 16, 2021.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293) LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas Eve, get the festive season off to a magical start with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) model building set. It’s the ideal way to spend quality time with a cozy project for adults and families. Build the intricate Christmas house and explore all of the model’s jolly features before placing it on display.

A build packed with traditions Spot all the ingredients that make Christmas Eve so special. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and even a place setting for him at the dining table. The exterior is equally detailed. See the Christmas tree, which lights up when you press down gently on the treetop. Extra details complete the cheerful scene with presents, a mailbox, and brick-built boughs under the ‘snow’-topped roof.

A Christmas building project to savor Santa’s Visit is part of the LEGO Winter Village Collection; a collection of buildable model kits for adults that celebrate the festive season.

  • Enjoy a magical Christmas build with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) building kit. Explore all the traditional details of Santa’s Visit with an enchanting Christmas house model to display.
  • Includes 4 minifigures with dad, mom, girl, and Santa so you can recreate endless cozy family Christmas Eve scenes. See Santa drop through the large chimney into the fireplace.
  • Enjoy spotting all the festive details of the intricate interior. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and gifts hidden around the house.
  • This model looks amazing from all angles, making it a perfect seasonal display piece. See the cute kitchen with its sweet brick-built stand mixer.
  • Add a festive glow to your Christmas Eve scene. The Christmas tree features a light brick (with battery included) that lights up when you press the top.
  • Looking for top Christmas gift ideas? This model building kit is ideal for LEGO® fans or any adult or family who’d love to receive a model building kit with a beautiful display piece to enjoy.
  • This collectible Christmas house measures over 7.5 in. (19 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 6.5 in. (16 cm) deep. The rear roof moves outwards giving further access to the upper floor bedroom.