We all need to know how to save money buying LEGO bricks! Check out these money-saving tips.
There’s no way around it, LEGO is expensive. If you have a son or daughter that is in love with them, there’s no way around paying a small fortune for them. You can spend $25 easily on small kits and well over $100 on some of the sets that your children have on their wishlist. Fortunately, there are still ways that you can save yourself some money. Check out these examples of how you can save big while buying LEGO.
LEGO Life Magazine
For starters, you can get your kids signed up for a free LEGO Life Magazine that has games, puzzles and new sets to watch out for. Moms and dads should keep an eye out for coupons that get tucked away into the magazine every now and then.
VIP Loyalty Program
Becoming a member of the VIP Loyalty Program at the LEGO Store is free to do, and it helps you save money. Once you’ve accumulated 100 points by purchasing online or instore, you’ll be given $5 to spend towards your next purchase.
The LEGO Store even has double VIP points sales on certain kits and also double point months to score big faster, usually, April or October. The LEGO Store also has sales where you can take advantage of prices up to 30% off, along with online free shipping on orders of $35 or more.
Pick and Build Wall
Also at the LEGO Store is the Pick and Build Wall. You can fill (and cram) a large cup of bulk LEGO for $15.99 and also a smaller cup for $8.99. If you give it a good shake to let them settle, you can fit even more in! You can pick out several shapes, colors, and sizes to get started.
Creative Brick Boxes
These are some of our favorites! While they may not be the sets that get your child hopping up and down for, these boxes have hundreds of bricks and accessories to stretch and add-on to your children’s LEGO sets.
Based on the number of pieces that you get in these boxes, you can expect to pay about half the price of what you would for a LEGO kit with the same amount of pieces. That’s crazy!
Shop Local Thrift Stores
You never know what you’ll come across while visiting local thrift stores like Goodwill, so it never hurts to look. Some places will charge you around $6 a pound for LEGO in bulk, while at thrift stores you’ll pay far less than that.
Black Friday Sales
Right around the holiday times, you can expect to pay cheaper prices on LEGO sets and ones that are in bulk. Keep your eyes peeled with store catalogs on prices slashed nearly in half. Stores like Walmart, Target and Barnes and Noble will have crazy in-store pricing down their aisles as well.
Facebook, Yard Sales, and Classifieds
Once in a blue moon, you may stumble upon a yard sale of a home where their kids have outgrown the use of their LEGO bricks. You can score big time with big bins filled with hundreds of bricks for only a fraction of their original retail. You can also keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook yard sale pages, and the classifieds to help your search.
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Bricks and Minifigs
Bricks and Minifigs is a chain store that has around 40 stores scattered throughout the United States, with the sole purpose of selling you LEGO at affordable prices.
You can usually find great deals on LEGO in bulk, and discounted prices with their large inventory of used LEGO. You may want to come in simply to see all the unique and hard-to-find sets that are nearly impossible to get your hands on.
eBay is another great place to save money on LEGO, but if you’re looking for an online site that sells LEGO exclusively and at discounted prices, then make sure you check out Bricklink.com. This is a good site if you’re hunting for particular pieces, LEGO sets, or looking to sell.
Buy Other Brands
I know we all love LEGO, but there are other brands out there too! We have found that Mega Bloks and Kre-O are the best non-LEGO building blocks. They have some fun brand partnerships that they make sets for and they have the best fit with LEGO bricks.
These are several ways that you can save yourself money while buying LEGO. What are some other ways you’ve been able to track down LEGO sets for super cheap?