Bricktober Exclusives Return to Toys R Us

Bricktober exclusives return to Toys R Us in Canada this December! Er… or is it Bricember? In any case, the much sought after Bricktober exclusives are back. During the actual Bricktober event, we saw the Pirate Adventure Ride and the Space Adventure Ride. While it was amazing to get such fun sets for Bricktober, many Canadians felt a twinge of jealousy as Toys R Us in Asia offered two additional sets, the Fantasy Adventure Ride and the Dragon Adventure ride. In December, Toys R Us is making those sets available in Canada too!

Both of these sets come free with a purchase over $80 (excluding 8 cent endings), while supplies last. The Fantasy Adventure Ride features a Minifigure riding a unicorn. Toys R Us will have it from December 1 – 7. Alternatively, the Dragon Adventure Ride includes a Black Falcon minifig. That promotion runs from December 8 – 14. The same conditions apply otherwise. While the Space and Pirate sets remain my favorites, these kits are so much fun and feature such amazing packaging, I might just get these as well.

Now, you might be thinking that the LEGO® Group is also offering these sets as VIP points redemptions. Facts. The Dragon Adventure Ride was available during the recent VIP weekend for 2400 points. Additionally, Pirate Adventure Ride is available now, for Black Friday weekend, also for 2400 points. I redeemed the Dragon Adventure Ride last weekend. However, I learned afterwards that the packaging on the VIP sets is different from the Toys R Us versions. I have it on good authority that those who redeem the VIP version get the standard, yellow VIP promotion boxes. You will not get the beautiful Toys R Us packaging. I wish I had known that before redeeming my points… You can see an example of what the packaging will look like below with last year’s VIP Vintage Camera set.

This is the Vintage Camera offered last year during the Black Friday event. You can redeem it again this year for fewer VIP points on Black Friday weekend. The VIP adventure ride sets will come in similar packaging.

Are you hyped for the Bricktober exclusives return? I am pretty excited to complete my collection… and a little miffed to learn the LEGO® VIP version did away with the amazing packaging. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. John says:

    I missed the last Toysrus Space Advanture Ride, I hope LEGO VIP may have it on maybe Boxing Day event? Do you hear anything about it?

    1. Tom K says:

      I have not heard anything yet, but it’s possible it will show up since two others already have.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hello Tom, It is disappointing indeed that the box is not the same. I am waiting for my Dragon, because Lego has not said anything for the box, Today, there is a warning for the Pirate that the box is a yellow one. So I am not so sure to want the Pirate, I find it so-so, without the beautiful box. Thanks for all your hard work

    1. Tom K says:

      I’m glad you find the website useful! I hear you. I was quite upset to learn the boxes would be different after using my points to redeem the dragon ride last weekend…

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