PSA: How to solve missing LEGO 40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua GWP

LEGO 40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua isn’t adding to baskets in the US, but there’s a solution you can try while waiting for a permanent fix.

The LEGO Group’s latest gift-with-purchase brings back BIONICLE seven years after it was last seen on shelves, recreating its constraction characters with regular System bricks. It’s available with all orders above £95 / $100 / €100 on selected LEGO themes, including City, NINJAGO, Creator 3-in-1, Friends, DOTS, Monkie Kid and Classic – but don’t panic if it isn’t showing up in your basket.

Even with enough products from those themes to reach the $100 required spend, 40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua currently isn’t adding to baskets for consumers in the US. The issue has been widely reported on reddit, and at the time of writing has been successfully repeated by Brick Fanatics. That doesn’t mean you’ve lost out if you’ve already placed an order today, though.

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Redditor dontuseredditmobile claims to have contacted the LEGO Group’s customer service department to rectify the situation, and was asked to provide their order number after completing their purchase. 40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua was apparently then added to their order manually after the fact, ensuring it will arrive alongside the rest of their brand new goodies.

Another user reportedly took the same steps and achieved the same result, so if you’re keen to make a purchase and don’t want to wait for the LEGO Group to fix the error site-wide, you can always try emailing customer services once you’ve placed your order. Just make sure you’ve spent at least $100 on LEGO NINJAGO, Monkie Kid, Creator 3-in-1, Friends, City, DOTS and/or Classic sets before doing so…

40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua is available through February 9, or while stocks last. Shoppers in the UK and Europe will also receive 40575 Year of the Rabbit with all orders above £85 / €85 while stocks last.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.