As rumoured late last week, the current promotional period will run all the way through to April 20 – but given the LEGO Group’s track record over the past year or so, there’s no guarantee stock of certain sets will last that long.
While there are no gifts-with-purchase available at the moment (beyond a free 5006293 Roman Chariot for US fans buying 10276 Colosseum), double VIP points is arguably a better deal if you’re not usually interested in the LEGO Group’s regular freebies.
That’s because the current promo means you’ll effectively earn 10% of your purchase back in points to spend on future sets – double the usual 5%. (Because it’s double VIP points. Quick maths.) You’ll need to be signed up to the LEGO Group’s loyalty program to take advantage, but it’s free to join, and will also grant you early access to certain sets and allow you to redeem exclusive rewards.
The effective cashback rate makes it basically the best time of the year to pick up those exclusive sets that typically won’t see a discount elsewhere: 75192 Millennium Falcon will net you £65 / $80 / €80 in VIP points, for instance, while 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens will return £27.50 / $30 / €30 in points to spend on discount vouchers against future purchases. The newly-released 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, meanwhile, will currently earn you a cool £17 / $20 / €18 worth of VIP points.