According to redditor Calvin73, who claims to be a LEGO Store employee (and a quick look at their post history on reddit suggests as much), the LEGO Group originally planned to hold a double VIP points event later this week, running from February 24 to 28.
However, that promotion was apparently rescheduled to next month ‘to try to coincide with better [stock] levels’, suggesting the company expects to have much better inventory from March. There’s another indirect benefit for the rest of us, too: we’ll be able to score double VIP points on all the brand new releases coming our way next month.
Dozens upon dozens of brand new sets are hitting shelves on March 1, across themes like Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, NINJAGO, Speed Champions and more. If you’re happy to wait a couple of weeks to pick those up, you’ll effectively net an early discount of 10% rather than 5%, paid back in points to spend on future purchases.
You’ll need to be a VIP member to take advantage, so it’s very much worth signing up to the LEGO Group’s free loyalty program if you haven’t done so already. The next double VIP points event will reportedly start on March 12 and run until March 14, which is a slightly shorter window than the planned February event.
There’s also a chance you’ll be able to snag a gift-with-purchase at the same time, as The Brick Fan claims that the rumoured 40530 Jane Goodall Tribute will be available from March 3 to 15 with orders above $120. The promo’s name implies we’re looking at something in the vein of last year’s 40450 Amelia Earhart Tribute.