These LEGO Star Wars Sets Now Come With Double VIP Points

One thing we’ve noticed about the LEGO VIP program is that it has a tendency to be tied to the LEGO Star Wars product line, perhaps more than all others. We need look no further than the glossy Black VIP Card first introduced in the hectic days of the mammoth UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) set. Every now and then, LEGO pulls some promotional deals of assigning double VIP points to purchases of specific LEGO sets for a set duration. These promos aren’t usually broadcast so blatantly by LEGO in advertising, though they can be checked by VIP members on their account info page at LEGO Shop@Home.

With the start of a new month, LEGO has refreshed its selection of LEGO sets that will earn double VIP points when bought. For October that will be a couple of LEGO Star Wars sets, in particular the 2018 LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter (75218) and Yoda’s Hut (75208).

There’s a lot of VIP points to be doubled with either of these, with Yoda’s Hut (75208) carrying an estimated 59 (118 when doubled) and the X-Wing a hefty 159 (318 ditto). The double points are in effect when buying the sets until the end of October, so if you haven’t gotten them yet, now’s the best time to add them to your LEGO Star Wars collection.

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Free LEGO Scarecrow Witch (40285) for VIP Members in October

There many good reasons for dedicated LEGO fans who shop for their sets straight from LEGO to get into their VIP loyalty program. From getting points towards rewards, exclusive early access to sought-after upcoming sets, and more besides, what’s not to like? LEGO VIP opens up a lot of possibilities. Another perk of the VIP program was the privilege to join in on annual Monthly Mini Build events that are held at certain days of each month in all LEGO Stores. As detailed in the October Store Calendar, the mini build for next month is the LEGO Scarecrow Witch (40285) set .

For two days, October 2 and 3, LEGO Stores will host the Mini Build Event for those interested in getting their own Scarecrow Witch (40285). But first, they must be members of LEGO VIP, and then they need to sign up for a slot during the event. Each day’s hosting only has 120 maximum participants, making 240 in two days.

A LEGO VIP household can register up to four children at once for the Mini Build, and each will receive a set. But as the participatory requirement states, for a child to bring his Scarecrow Witch (40285) home, he must build the set during the event by his own hand.

Registration for LEGO VIPs who want in on the October LEGO Store Mini Build event started last September 15, so it’ll be a race against time for one of those 120 slots in a day. Some LEGO Stores will have their event happen on October 9 and 10 instead, so would-be participants can check availability on the registration form itself.