October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Celebrates Triple Force Friday

The October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has just been released by LEGO, and it underscores everything that we can expect from this week’s Triple Force Friday celebrations. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this month’s LEGO Store calendar and see what cool things we can pick up from our local LEGO brand store. You may also want to check out the entire calendar in PDF format right here, or just click on the following images below.

 

October 4-6: Free Exclusive Battle of Endor (40362) Micro Build

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

For qualifying LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $75 and above, you’ll receive this free LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor – 2oth Anniversary Edition (40362) added to your cart. Just be quick with the mouse trigger though if you will order online at LEGO Shop@Home because this exclusive freebie is only available from October 4 to 6 or until supplies last.

 

October 5: Join a Special Luke Skywalker Timeline Make-and-Take Building Event

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

It’s nice to hear more info about this Triple Force Friday promotional make-and-take event. On October 5, adult fans of LEGO will be treated with another freebie by participating in-stores to create a brick memorabilia of Luke Skywalker’s timeline across the Star Wars films. Take note that this building event is intended for adults ages 18 and above, and will require a pre-registration in-store on October 1st. Fans are also encouraged to come inside LEGO stores dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters from October 4 to 6. Special treats will be given to those who will participate on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

October 16: Visit Your Local LEGO Store to Build a UFO

October 2019 LEGO Store Calendar

Visit your local LEGO Store to build and take home a UFO minibuild. Same as with LEGO’s previous monthly minibuilds, this building event has limited space and registration is required. In-store signups start on October 3 and are intended for children ages 6 to 14 only.

 

October 4-November 3: Red Squadron Vs Blue Squadron

Come into your local LEGO store to decode hidden building instructions using a pair of special glasses. Build your ship as fast as you can and race your siblings, a parent, or new friends. This experience is intended for all ages, and no registration is required. Do take note that this in-store experience may not be available in all LEGO Store locations.

 

October 31: The LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) Freebie is Back

Just in time for Halloween, you can stop by at your local LEGO store in your spookiest costume for some trick or treat fun. Plus, you can also receive once again the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $50 USD and above both in-store and online.

 

Other than the latest LEGO Star Wars sets that will be offered this week, LEGO fans can now also purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267), LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100), and the new 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets starting today. So what do you think is the best of our October 2019 LEGO store calendar? Let me know in the comments below

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A Look at LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober Promos in Asia

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.

Disney LEGO Stores to Host Midnight Sales for Triple Force Friday

We’re just counting the days before Triple Force Friday kicks in, and in case you’re planning to head over at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California or at Disney Springs at Disney World in Orlando, Florida then you may want to pay a visit at the Disney LEGO Stores in these locations on October 3 to 4.

The Disney Parks blog site has announced that in keeping up with the tradition of launching a new Star Wars film and its tie-in merchandise, the LEGO Stores located in the abovementioned Disney parks will be offering an early midnight sale which will include new LEGO Star Wars sets based on the last installment of the Star Wars Skywalker saga The Rise of Skywalker, Disney+’s The Mandalorian series, and a couple of LSW sets based on earlier Star Wars movies. Truth be told, these sets were already made available at some online retailers and were even spotted on store shelves of third-party retailers ahead of their official launch next week. But in case you haven’t made up your mind on that next LEGO Star Wars purchase, then sealing the deal on Triple Force Friday is a great way to earn some exclusive freebies and huge discounts.

Here’s a quick reference to this sales event as mentioned by Disney Parks.

You can join in the conversation on social using Triple #ForceFriday and at in-store retail celebrations around the globe when products set on Oct. 4. Fans in Orlando and Anaheim will be able to experience Oct. 4 midnight shopping at World of Disney at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney. Disney Springs will also feature midnight shopping at the LEGO Store, along with Star Wars-themed food and beverage offerings and a LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Master Build Event.

So if you have plans of tracking down the latest and hottest Star Wars merchandise at these Disneyland locations then be sure to add the LEGO Stores in these locations to your bucket list. Traditionally, these sales events are quite popular to Star Wars and LEGO fans because of the pretty nice promos that LEGO attaches to it. From October 4 to 6, fans with qualifying LEGO Star Wars purchases of $75 and above will entitle them for a free and exclusive LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary (40362) set.

Other than the new LEGO Star Wars sets that will launch on October 4, LSW fans that are looking for a good bargain will also pleased to know that the majority of currently available LEGO Star Wars sets will be offered at great discounts. We can expect that these discounts will go live as early as midnight of October 3 leading to October 4, and this will be offered across LEGO Stores both in-store and online. Better be quick though, since these discounted LEGO sets can run out pretty quickly. I’ll post some updates as soon as I can once new info comes in so stay tuned.

Here Are New LEGO Sets to Watch Out For This September

LEGO Shop@Home has now made available a handful of new LEGO sets this September, most of which are nice enough for your first-day buy. Starting this month, fans can add to their cart the latest LEGO Ideas set based on the hit 90’s TV sitcom, FRIENDS – the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). For LEGO Disney fans, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) offers a great train set motorized by the latest LEGO Powered Up technology. And for minifig collectors, the newest LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 19 (71025) is now out featuring an array of first-for-2019 minifig pieces and accessories. These sets and a lot more is now available this month, so if you’re planning to get a hold of these, you may click on the following affiliate links that will bring you to LEGO’s online store. Making your purchases via these links will help us keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in LEGO fandom.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044)

Disney Train and Station (71044)

LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 19 (71025)

LEGO CMF Series 19

LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976)

LEGO Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog (75977)

LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO City Ski Resort (60203)

LEGO City Ski Resort (60203)

LEGO City Advent Calendar (60235)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41382) 

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75964)

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245)

 

Of course, our LEGO shopping experience ain’t complete without the great freebies on the side. There are three promotional sets that go perfectly well with your new LEGO sets for this month. We have the free the LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270) for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $65 and above; another free item that is added to your cart is the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for LEGO purchases worth $50 or more; and in case you want to give your LEGO collection a sort of oriental vibe, then you might want to pick up the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) which will automatically entitle you to a free LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) set. As of this posting, I can still see these freebies in my shopping cart over at shop.LEGO.com upon checkout, so you may want to hurry a bit on that next LEGO purchase if you wish to grab these free goodies.

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar Is Now Available

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar is now up online and we can see a handful of promotional events that you may want to catch on with. From Hidden Side goodies to buzzin’ BrickHeadz, there’s a lot to take away from the LEGO Store this month. Let’s break down each of them.

Free LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

I already reported that this latest freebie from the Hidden Side theme will soon arrive next month, though we haven’t had a clue on the promo mechanics of how to avail it. Thankfully, the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar finally confirms how we can avail the Newbury Juice Bar (40336). Every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise from equivalent to $50 USD and above entitles you to bring home this freebie. This promotional will run from September 2 to 15, or until supplies last. It was previously thought that this promotional set is only limited to any LEGO Hidden Side purchase, but it’s a good thing that it applies to any LEGO merchandise as well.

Free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630)

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

From reversible canvas bags to picnic blankets, LEGO seems intent to provide us an array of outdoor accessories with this next offer. From September 23 to 28, LEGO fans with purchases over $100 USD will receive a free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630) while supplies last. It’s a great way to bring with your LEGO sets to the park or at the beach for some outdoor fun. Just be sure you don’t mix it up with your snacks.

Free LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270)

I saw this promotional ad appear in my email just a few moments ago, and it’s nice of LEGO of throwing in last year’s seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270). In case you missed this set, this can be added to your shopping cart for free for any purchase of any LEGO merchandise or set totaling $65 USD and more. This promo began yesterday and will run until September 8 or until supplies last.

In-Store Make and Take Triceratops

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

It seems that LEGO Stores are still continuing the tradition of offering Monthly Mini Builds, in one form or another. Be sure to visit your local LEGO brand store on September 18 to build your very own Triceratops. Like previous make-and-take events, this building event has limited space and pre-registration is required which will begin on September 5 in stores only. This activity is intended for younger LEGO fans ages 6 to 14, and build dates may vary from store to store so be sure to get in touch with your local brick specialist for more details.

Wanted: Ghost Hunters!

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

For the entire month of September, from September 2 to October 3, join Professor J.B.’s team and build a ghost-hunting vehicle. While you’re at the LEGO Store, you’ll also get a chance to try the augmented reality (AR) play features that the LEGO Hidden Side sets have to offer.

LEGO Life Meeting: Batman’s 80th Anniversary

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

Mark your calendars on September 21 because this next LEGO Life meeting is quite a unique one. This month, LEGO Stores will be celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary with a fun Bat-Vehicle and villain getaway car build. Adult fans also get to try and build their own Bat-Vehicle starting at 3PM. You’ll also get a chance to win a $50 USD LEGO Store gift card by uploading your creation using the LEGO Life app. Be sure to sign-up on September 5 though since this event has limited space as well.

The month of September also marks the general release of the exciting LEGO Disney Train (71044). Featuring LEGO’s latest Powered Up technology, this set comes with its own control hub and motor that can be controlled remotely using the LEGO Powered Up app, in any mobile device. This set comes in at 2,925 pieces and retails for $329.99 USD.

Disney Train and Station (71044)

Another set slated to be released on September 1st is the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). Taking inspiration from the hit 90s TV show, this building set includes all the main characters from the FRIENDS sitcom including Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.

These were not mentioned in the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar, but be on the lookout for the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional for every qualifying purchase of the seasonal LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103). If you recall, the Year of the Pig set was first offered at the start of this year as a New Year seasonal set, and it’s a good thing that its returning as a promotional item once again. The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift-with-purchase set was also missing from the store calendar, but I’m pretty sure that it will pop-up as a freebie anytime soon in September.

Check out the entire LEGO Store September 2019 calendar below, or you may download it in PDF format right here.

The Seasonal LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) Promotional Set Is Back

LEGO celebrated 2019 as the Year of the Earth Pig with its first seasonal set offering in January. The LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) came as a freebie for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $88 USD and above. It had a short run though, as it was only offered in stores and at shop.LEGO.com only for just a week.

LEGO Year of the Pig (40186)

This gift-with-purchase follows LEGO’s New Year tradition of offering promotional sets that follows the Chinese zodiac calendar. And if in case you missed out on this opportunity to add this to your shopping bag back then, you’ll be glad to know that here’s your chance to bring home one. From August 26 until September 8, you’ll get to see this cute New Year piggie in your shopping cart if you buy the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103), or until supplies last. From the looks of it, this promotion is only limited to the qualifying purchase involving the Dragon Boat Race set. It might sound a bit restrictive but at a $50 USD price point, I guess its a sound deal of bagging two seasonal sets. Here’s the complete promo mechanics from the LEGO Shop@Home website.

Free LEGO® Year of the Pig (40186) offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com only, from 08/26/2019 through 11:59pm EST, 09/08/2019, while supplies last. Qualifying purchase must include the Dragon Boat Race (item 80103) 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. One free set per household. Item is valued at approximately a $9.99 (US) / $12.99 (CA) / 189.0 (MXN) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets cannot be purchased. Offers not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time without advance notice.

Coming in at 152 pieces, the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) is a fun, comical build that packs a couple of play features such as posable ears and eyes and a movable tail. Its a must for every collector of LEGO’s Chinese New Year seasonal sets, but in case you want to try and build your own using LEGO pieces that you may already have, the building instructions for the Year of the Pig (40186) is now available online. The parts seem to be pretty common, except for the unique circular pig nose tile that is exclusive to this set, so I guess you have to improvise on this one.

LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) Revealed!

This year’s Triple Force Friday LEGO gift-with-purchase (GWP) set has now been revealed. Following the news of what to expect from this grand Star Wars sales event, we now have official images of the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362), slated to be released as an October 4 promotional. Taking its cue from May the 4th’s LEGO Star Wars Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary Edition (40333) released earlier this year, this latest GWP also captures in mini-scale, diorama format one of the most memorable scenes in the Star Wars film franchise.

Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362)

The Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) features all the familiar elements and characters of this iconic Episode VI battle. We have a couple of AT-STs and a bunker amidst a foliage of brick-built trees and shrubs. The white studs I assume are the rebels, while Chewbacca (?) is represented by two brown studs.

Here’s LEGO’s official statement about this GWP set.

Celebrate the Triple Force Friday and the 20th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars construction toys with the awesome Battle of Endor scene from Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi with the AT-ST Runners and mini models of the Speeder Bikes. “

Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362)

Well, according to this statement there should be Speeder Bikes included in this diorama, though I really can’t exactly point my finger to it based on these images. Similar to its predecessor, this set also includes the exclusive 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars 2×4 tile prominently displayed in front of the set. One thing that I also notice other than the lack of Speeder Bikes in these images is the missing 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars logo on the box art. Its kind of weird to include a GWP set that proudly features an exclusive anniversary tile without including the logo on the box art itself. If you recall, the rest of the LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary sets prominently displays this logo on its boxes, so I hope to see this on the Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) box art as well.

It is also highly probable that this free gift which comes at 197 pieces, will be available for every single-receipt purchase of LEGO Star Wars product worth $75 USD and more. It’s a great freebie if you’re looking forward to purchasing any of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets, or the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252).

I certainly hope that this mini Battle of Endor set will not be the last of these diorama type builds that LEGO has to offer. Do you have any other classic Star Wars scenes that you would like to be given the same LEGO treatment? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks to Lukas from Stonewars.de for the tip.

LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) Promotional Set Still Up at LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO is celebrating Christmas quite early this year with the re-release of its LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) gift-with-purchase set. If you recall, this exclusive GWP set made its debut in October last year and has turned out to be popular among LEGO fans as a seasonal holiday set. This time around, LEGO is bringing this back and we still have until today to get this limited-edition set.

The LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) promotional  is running only for 3 days from July 12 to 14, and its a nice bonus if you’ve already made your LEGO purchases during these dates, or is just about to visit the LEGO store for that much-awaited set like the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). The Christmas Gift Box (40292) set is yours for free for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 USD and above. It comes in at 301 pieces and features two minifigures inside a buildable home with a fireplace, that doubles as a holiday present as well.

As of this posting, the Christmas Gift Box is still appearing at my shopping cart at LEGO Shop@Home. Bear in mind that this promotional is only up until today so better hurry if you want to bag this one.

LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) Spotted at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Texas

It looks like some folks are just plain lucky. After spotting the upcoming LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) at a Belgian toy store, it looks like this set has found its way in US shores. LEGO fan and AFOLs of Facebook member Michael Bradford shared video footage that shows this set and other forthcoming sets on store shelves of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Tree House (21318)

As you can see from the images that he shared over social media, Michael bought the said set right off the shelf and has even posted his receipt as proof of purchase in case LEGO Men in Black cries foul for this early reveal. If you recall from my previous post, the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is expected to be officially released to the general public in August, with an early VIP release of sometime this month. Towards the end of Michael’s 12-second video, it can be noticed that the recently announced LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is also on display and for sale beside the Tree House, given the fact that this next LEGO Creator Expert set is still due for an early VIP release on July 17.

The LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is expected to retail for $199.99 USD and comes in at 3,036 pieces utilizing a handful of new LEGO leaf elements made from renewable botanical sources. This new set is the next LEGO Ideas set to be made available to LEGO fans following the release of the LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) and Steamboat Willie (21317), both of which are now available both in-store and online. Keep your radars open for LEGO’s official press release and images of the LEGO Ideas Tree House which will be out soon.

The LEGO VIP Rewards Program Just Got Even Better

After the announcement of several significant changes in their system, LEGO Shop@Home is now revamped with an all-new and improved VIP Rewards Program. If you’re already a LEGO VIP member, then you’ll notice that the LEGO VIP Rewards Program has now much to offer via a dedicated Rewards Center page. This mini-site gives helps you keep track of your earned VIP points, plus access to all the perks of LEGO VIP membership. Aside from this, you can also earn points by completing simple tasks other than making direct purchases. You now also have the chance of choosing your special VIP rewards and have more control over how you can spend it on certain reward items.

VIP points can now also be earned by following LEGO via its social media platforms and completing simple surveys. However, the best way to increase your points is to take advantage of the double-VIP points promo that LEGO releases every now and then.

Additional perks are also made available via this new LEGO VIP Rewards Program wherein VIP members now get to choose how they spend their rewards. Access to certain exclusive rewards is also available for redemption depending on the available VIP points that the member has.  For example, LEGO VIP members can now choose to either redeem certain exclusive items or use their points as vouchers for their next LEGO set purchase. As of now, these exclusive items include coloring pages, exclusive art prints, a couple of limited-edition sets, and redeemable tickets to LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers, including the famed LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

Lastly, you also have the option of having a special, digital version of your LEGO VIP Card which you can use for purchases in-store and online like your current physical card. This digital LEGO VIP card can be downloaded via Apple Wallet and Google Pay apps and must be used in conjunction with the LEGO VIP Rewards Center.

The new LEGO VIP Rewards program is still in its initial stages so we can be sure that there are more perks and improvements to come. Be sure to set up your LEGO VIP account and check out the Rewards Center every now and then.