Canadian LEGO Deals (Feb. 15, 2019)

This week there are no drastic changes to the deals list. But, there are some good deals to be had on specific sets if you happen to have the right ones on your wish list. Otherwise, the majority of the specials are in the usual 15-20% off range.

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AMAZON.CA
A large number of items come up today when I search for LEGO®. Keep in mind that deals change all the time, and this was updated Feb. 15. I often post newer deals as they come up on Facebook and Twitter if you are interested in following me. Here are some of the sets I noticed:

THE LEGO® STORE

ALL NON-AFFILIATE DEALS

BEST BUY
A number of sets are on sale for 20% off or more, but the deal is only on today (Feb. 15). For that reason, I won’t list them all, but if you want to have a look, you can visit their site and see the deals by clicking here.

CHAPTERS & INDIGO BOOK STORES
Earlier this week, I pointed out a promotion where a number of sets were being sold at 40% off. The sale continues until Feb. 17, however, a large number of the 40% off sets are now gone. 57 sets still come up as being on sale, but the savings are mostly in the 20% range now. You have to jump on those 40% off deals, the sets don’t last. To view the list, you can visit the website by clicking here.

COSTCO
The prices are compared to the regular price at the LEGO® Store. You do not need a membership to access these deals online.

  • City: Mountain Police Headquarters for $84.99 (23% off)
  • City: Passenger Train for $154.99 (23% off)
  • City: Downtown Fire Brigade for $111.09 (20% off)
  • Classic: Large Creative Brick Box for $49.99 (17% off)
  • Creator: Cruising Adventures for $62.99 (21% off)
  • Creator: Volkswagen T1 Camper for $99.99 (13% off)
  • Friends: Snow Resort Ice Rink for $34.99 (13% off)
  • Friends: Mia’s Treehouse for $29.99 (25% off)
  • Friends: Friendship House for $74.99 (17% off)
  • Friends: Heartlake City Resort for $102.99 (20% off)
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Great Hall for $109.99 (15% off)
  • Harry Potter: Whomping Willow for $75.99 (15% off)
  • Ideas: Saturn V Rocket for $118.99 (21% off)
  • Ideas: Ship in a Bottle for $79.99 (11% off)
  • Jurassic World: Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Jurassic World: Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate for $126.99 (15% off)
  • LEGO® Movie 2: Pop Up Party Bus for $90.09 (10% off)
  • LEGO® Movie 2: Emmet’s Dream House for $79.99 (12% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Thanos Ultimate Battle for $74.99 (17% off)
  • Minecraft: The Bedrock Adventures for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Ninjago City for $279.99 (20% off)
  • Ninjago: The Dragon Pit for $139.99 (13% off)
  • Ninjago: Monastery of Spinjitzu for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Speed Champions: Ferrari Ultimate Garage for $119.99 (8% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Heavy Assault Walker for $134.99 (20% off)
  • Star Wars: Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for $154.99 (23% off)
  • Star Wars: Imperial TIE Fighter for $68.99 (23% off)
  • Star Wars: Sandcrawler for $115.99 (27% off)
  • Technic: Rally Car for $109.99 (21% off)
  • Technic: Forest Machine for $139.99 (22% off)
  • Technic: Mack Anthem Truck for $189.99 (17% off)

HUDSON’S BAY

  • Batman Movie: Bane Toxic Truck Attack for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Joker’s Notorious Lowrider for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Batman Movie: Joker Balloon Escape for $11.89 (30% off)
  • Creator: Modular Poolside Holiday for $29.99 (25% off)
  • DC Comics Super Heroes: Battle of Atlantis for $19.99 (20% off)
  • Elves: Azari and the Goblin Forest Escape for $21.24 (15% off)
  • Elves: Breakout from the Goblin King’s Fortress for $71.99 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $17.49 (30% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Mater Junkyard for $11.04 (15% off)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Ultimate Battle for Asgard for $51.99 (20% off)
  • Ninjago: Manta Ray Bomber for $33.99 (15% off)

MASTERMIND TOYS
The following deals have been on for a while now, and they end on Sunday, Feb. 17.

  • 20% off on all Friends sets
  • 20% off on all Duplo sets
  • 20% off on LEGO® Movie 2 books
  • Spending $25 or more on LEGO® before Feb. 17 will get you a $10 LEGO® gift card valid in-store only from March 1 – 17.

TOYS R US
From February 15-18, you can get 15% off on your entire purchase online and in store. This includes LEGO® sets, but only items that are regularly priced (price tag ends in *.99).

WALMART

  • Classic: Creative Suitcase for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Friends: Olivia’s Mission Vehicle for $19.89 (20% off)
  • Juniors: Cars – Willy Butte Speed Training for $20.00 (20% off)
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Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

This year, for Valentine’s Day, I decided to make something for my wife rather than go out an buy a trinket. A few months ago, I had written her a poem which I posted here as a Minifigure Monday rhyme. I thought it would be nice for her to have that poem framed on her desk so that she can have a reminder of how much she means to me. So, I went out and I found another set of the Minifigures that I used in the post. I bought a shadowbox frame that could accommodate the Minifigures. Then, I made a background by painting some watercolor paper yellow, and stamping it with a painted LEGO® plate in red. I added a little scrapbook paper to accent the background, and a sticker of a LEGO® brick. As I mentioned, the poem was an original one that I wrote a while back, which was:

Contemplate a LEGO® Brick

Contemplate a LEGO® brick,
It will stick through thin and thick.
Plastic that will not degrade,
With bright colors that won’t fade.

I am like that LEGO® brick,
But it is to you I stick.
You and I will not degrade,
My love for you will not fade.

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The end product for my wife’s Valentine’s gift this year.

So, yes, I gave my wife LEGO® for Valentine’s Day. But, I think she loved it. And, yes, I know I am a geek.

Until next time,

-Tom

Minifigure Monday – For This News, You Should Be Braced…

For This News, You Should Be Braced…
(An original life inspired poem from True North Bricks.)

You think you have to make great haste,
And time for others you can’t waste.
So past all people you have raced,
And cut them off in poor taste.
Well, for this news, you should be braced,
Your self-importance is misplaced.
It is high time the truth was faced,
Around you, not a soul feels graced.

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I always thought the Yuppie from Minifigures series 17 looked like a total douchbag…

Canadian LEGO® Deals (Feb. 7, 2019)

This weekend only, all LEGO® Movie 2 sets earn double VIP points at the LEGO® Store, and there is a Rex Dangervest Minifigure freebie with purchases over $40 (until Feb. 17). Mastermind Toys, Hudson’s Bay, and Toys R Us have all updated their sales too. Walmart has no significant savings online for the third week in a row.

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ALL NON-AFFILIATE LEGO® DEALS

CHAPTERS & INDIGO BOOKSTORES
The following deals are being advertised online. The sales may not be available in all stores.

  • DC Super Heroes: Flying Fox for $96.00 (39% off)
  • Friends: all travel friendly play sets are 25% off
  • Juniors: Friends – Stephanie’s Lakeside House for $27.00 (39% off)
  • Nexo Knights: Tech Wizard Showdown for $44.00 (19% off, online only)
  • Nexo Knights: Aaron’s X-bow for $42.00 (39% off)
  • Star Wars: Rathtar Escape for $60.00 (40% off)
  • Star Wars: Han Solo’s Landspeeder for $22.50 (35% off)
  • Star Wars: BB-8 for $84.50 (34% off)

COSTCO
The prices are compared to the regular price at the LEGO® Store. You do not need a membership to access these deals online.

  • City: Mountain Police Headquarters for $84.99 (23% off)
  • City: Passenger Train for $148.99 (26% off)
  • City: Downtown Fire Brigade for $111.09 (20% off)
  • Classic: Large Creative Brick Box for $49.99 (17% off)
  • Creator: Cruising Adventures for $62.99 (21% off)
  • Creator: Volkswagen T1 Camper for $99.99 (13% off)
  • Friends: Snow Resort Ice Rink for $34.99 (13% off)
  • Friends: Mia’s Treehouse for $29.99 (25% off)
  • Friends: Friendship House for $63.99 (29% off)
  • Friends: Heartlake City Resort for $102.99 (20% off)
  • Harry Potter Minifigures box of 60 for $189.99 (20% off)
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Great Hall for $119.99 (8% off)
  • Harry Potter: Whomping Willow for $84.99 (6% off)
  • Ideas: Saturn V Rocket for $118.99 (21% off)
  • Ideas: Ship in a Bottle for $79.99 (11% off)
  • Jurassic World: Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape for $78.99 (21% off)
  • Jurassic World: Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate for $129.99 (13% off)
  • LEGO® Movie 2: Pop Up Party Bus for $90.09 (10% off)
  • LEGO® Movie 2: Emmet’s Dream House for $79.99 (12% off)
  • Minecraft: The Bedrock Adventures for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Ninjago Movie: Ninjago City for $279.99 (20% off)
  • Ninjago: The Dragon Pit for $139.99 (13% off)
  • Ninjago: Monastery of Spinjitzu for $89.99 (10% off)
  • Speed Champions: Ferrari Ultimate Garage for $119.99 (8% off)
  • Star Wars: First Order Heavy Assault Walker for $123.99 (27% off)
  • Star Wars: Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for $154.99 (23% off)
  • Star Wars: Sandcrawler for $115.99 (27% off)
  • Technic: Rally Car for $109.99 (21% off)
  • Technic: Forest Machine for $128.99 (28% off)
  • Technic: Mack Anthem Truck for $189.99 (17% off)

HUDSON’S BAY
All LEGO® appears to be about 15% off.

MASTERMIND TOYS

  • 20% off on all Friends sets
  • 20% off on all Duplo sets
  • 20% off on LEGO® Movie 2 books
  • Spending $25 or more on LEGO® before Feb. 17 will get you a $10 LEGO® gift card valid in-store only from March 1 – 17.

TOYS R US
Make-and-Take a mini version of Emmet’s Dream House from the LEGO® Movie 2 at Toys R Us on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 11am to 1pm. Additionally:

  • 20% off on all LEGO® sets usually priced at $39.99 (so, they now cost $31.97)
  • 15% off on Jurassic World sets
  • 15% off on Harry Potter sets

 

LEGO® Fraud?!?!

Normally, Wednesday is the day that I post my LEGO® set review of the week. This week, I don’t have one to share. But, there is a valid reason for that. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you probably already have an idea why. I have had quite a few inquiries into what exactly happened, so I thought I would tell the full story here since it also ruined this week’s set review.

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What was meant to be my birthday gift: the LEGO® City Hospital.

My birthday passed last weekend. On Friday after work, to celebrate, my wife and I went out to buy a new LEGO® set. I decided that I wanted the new City Hospital (60204). After visiting the LEGO® Store, and being told they were sold out, I headed over to Toys R Us to try my luck. For those of you reading from around the world, Toys R Us did not go bankrupt in Canada, and is remaining open. They had a few Hospitals left on the shelf, so I happily picked one up. After spending 20 minutes feeling Minifigure bags, I headed to cash, paid for my stuff, and went home, like any normal person.

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The content of my City Hospital box…

Saturday was my actual birthday. There was lots of family stuff going on that day, so I didn’t get around to building. Sunday, however, was a holiday in Quebec. Everything was closed, so I had the perfect day to just sit at home and build my new set. However, it was not meant to be. I cut open the tape sealing my new set, and excitedly poured the contents onto the table. Out came a ton of newspaper, and some taped up bags containing random bricks, plastic, and rocks. Yes, you read right, rocks.

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Rocks mixed with LEGO® bricks and random plastic.

As it turns out, I was not the first owner of this box. Someone else had bought it before me, replaced the LEGO® bricks and instructions inside with garbage, and then resealed the box with the original tape. After that, they had returned it to Toys R Us for a refund.  I have never understood how someone feels it’s ok to act like that. Seeing a sealed box, Toys R Us placed the box back on the shelf, and then I bought it. It is one thing for an adult, like me, to open this box and get upset (my birthday build day was ruined since it was a holiday and I could not go exchange the box). But, LEGO® bricks are primarily for kids. There was a far greater chance that some poor little kid would have gotten this box, and their day would have been ruined. If you are the person who did this, and you happen to be reading this post, you are a total douchebag (and that it putting it nicely).

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Some bags contained just rocks with a sprinkling of grass.

I posted my shock and horror on Facebook and Twitter. Toys R Us was very prompt in getting in touch with me to try to help. The LEGO® Group also checked in to see if they could offer assistance. To the credit of Toys R Us, they handled the situation quickly and painlessly. The head office opened an investigation, and informed the manager of my local store of what had happened. When I walked into the store the next day, I was offered a refund or exchange, no questions asked. Obviously, I took the exchange because I really wanted this set. We opened the box on the spot to make sure there would not be a repeat, and then I was on my way. I really appreciate how Toys R Us handled this, after all, they are now out $110 for the original stolen set.

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More rocks, random plastic, and bricks.

I did a little investigation into this act of fraud, and if you are in the Montreal and Laval area, you might want to be careful with your purchases in the near future. I know of two other stores who have been hit with this problem. The manager of one store told me that his store had been “hit hard”, and he worried he still had boxes full of trash on his shelves. He had identified the thief, and on confrontation, the thief left the store. I was the first case of this at my local Toys R Us, so my guess is that after being identified, the thief has moved on to the next target.

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Honestly, why bother with the real LEGO® bricks if you are just going to put rocks anyway? What a waste of bricks…

To make a long story short, I was supposed to build my set on Sunday, photograph it and edit the pictures on Monday, and write the review on Tuesday. Since I only built the set on Monday, I didn’t have time to do all of the rest. So, the hospital review will come next week.

Do you have experience LEGO® retail fraud or theft? Leave your story in the comments below.

Until next time,

-Tom

ADDENDUM: Fellow LEGO® fan, Son of a Brick, contacted me on Facebook, and informed me that opening the box without leaving marks is actually quite easy. All you have to do is use a hairdryer to heat the tape, and then it just peels off. You can then open the box, and even re-stick the tape after. This is apparently done by many LEGO® enthusiasts to preserve the box in pristine condition. As Son of a Brick also pointed out, it is a shame this technique is being used by less than honest people…