Category Archives: Haul

June 2022 Haul

The month isn’t even over and I have already made a substantial June 2022 Haul. How could I resist? The build-a-mini (BAM) tower was stocked with new parts. Additionally, the LEGO® Group dropped an amazing gift-with-purchase (GWP). This GWP featured a throwback to the beloved Castles theme of my youth. Of course, I had to get one. Consequently, I ended

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June ’22 BAM Update

June 22 BAM Update

My area is continuously behind the times when it comes to the Build-A-Mini (BAM) tower at the LEGO® Store. Whenever Instagram floods with images of glorious new Minifigure parts, my local store has the tired selection from months ago. Recently, the latest update to BAM included pieces I could not resist. I am a fan of classic Castles and Pirates.

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May 2022 LEGO® Haul

May 2022 LEGO Haul

My last haul post was in March. I was actually good throughout the month of April and I did not make any set purchases! However, that was partly in anticipation of upcoming sets. May rolled around and I bought several new kits. Interestingly enough, two of the three big ones were not even for me. They were for my wife.

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Are VIP Coins Worth it?

Today, we have a haul post of a different sort. These are not set purchases, rather they are VIP points redemptions. Since January, I have been redeeming points for VIP collectors’ coins. You might recall the coins were originally available in 2021. However, stock quickly ran out. Consequently, the LEGO® Group reissued the series in the Rewards Center on January

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March 2022 Haul

Since January, I have been gathering myself a set of VIP collectors’ coins using VIP points. Since the points redemption system only allows you to add one reward per order, I had to make several purchases over the last few months to get all the coins and the display case. Thankfully, the LEGO® Group had no shortage of amazing sets

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February 2022 Haul

February has come and gone. However, in that short month, I still managed to amass some more LEGO®. Partly, that was in order to continue redeeming my VIP collector’s coins. However, I also finally received my Bricklink Designer Program order. Additionally, I made one purchase simply because the set has been perpetually on backorder since January, and I found it

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I stopped into Toys R Us (TRU) the other morning to see if their shelves had been restocked. Christmas shoppers and natural disaster-related supply chain shortages (at least here in BC) had left them perpetually empty. Part of the reason for the trip is that I needed to pick up some polybags for the Brick Alliance Polybag Project, a year-long

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January 2022 Haul

January is an amazing month for LEGO® purchases. Not only do you get a fresh wave of sets, you also get a load of clearance sales as retailers make room for said wave of fresh sets. I made a number of purchases this month. One of those does not appear in this article. I already built and reviewed my first

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November 2021 VIP Weekend Haul

Every year, the LEGO® Group hosts a VIP weekend a week in advance of Black Friday. It usually brings with it double VIP points on all purchases, as well as some fun gifts-with-purchase (GWPs). This year, fans gained early access to the Christmas GWP and a retro tin LEGO® sign. Additionally, the VIP rewards center offered a Vintage Camera set

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November 2021 Pile of Shame Update

I have not been undertaking major LEGO® shopping sprees lately. Instead, I have picked up the occasional set here and there in order to take advantage of special promotions. The LEGO® Group has also continued to send me awesome review material, which cuts down on the number of sets that I need to purchase. Consequently, I have not done a

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