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    From October 19-30, Toys R Us Great Britain / United Kingdom will be offer a FREE £15 gift coupon when you spend £100 or more at toysrus.co.uk. Gift coupon can be used from November 21st to December 4th.

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    Mini Seasonal LEGO Christmas 2011 sets are just around the corner! Forum member unclephn has received the Holiday 2011 LEGO Catalog and has kindly provided us with some pictures of these Christmas promotional LEGO sets and accessories. LEGO Christmas 2011 Seasonal Products will all be available November 1st exclusively at LEGO Brand Stores and Shop@Home.

    Note: The pictures are taken from a Canadian LEGO catalog so prices are in CAD.

    LEGO Christmas 2011 Mini Sets

    • LEGO 40022 Mini Santa Set
    • LEGO 40023 Holiday Stocking
    • LEGO 40024 Christmas Tree

    LEGO Holiday Ornaments

    • LEGO 853344 Red Ornament
    • LEGO 853345 Gold Ornament
    • LEGO 853346 Green Ornament

    LEGO 853353 Holiday Magnet

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    Amazon.com (USA) is now selling select LEGO to other countries. We’ve listed some of the hottest LEGO products that Amazon ships worldwide for your convenience. Please read our guide completely first so you can get the highest potential amount of savings. Savings examples have been given for both Australia and Canada. If you are from other countries like Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand or countries with high MSRP, a similar scenario like Australia would apply.

    Australia, Asia & Countries with High MSRP (or countries without Amazon site)

    Because the MSRP is usually double of what it is in the United States, you will benefit buying from Amazon. Shipping is quite reasonable as long as you choose the Expedited Shipping option. For example, LEGO Diagon Alley (10% off in USA right now) would cost $134.99 + $19.06 shipping = $154.05 USD. Regular MSRP for this set is $269.99 in Australia. That works out to be 43% off in savings after shipping! *If your country has tax, you will have to pay when receiving your package.

    For your convenience, below is a list of recommended products that Amazon.com ships worldwide.

    LEGO Online Exclusives

    Even for regular priced sets like LEGO Grand Emporium, it would cost only $149.97 + $31.39 shipping = $181.36 USD. Regular MSRP price for this set cost $249.99 in Australia. That works out to be 27.5% off in savings after shipping!

    Other Sets

    *There are also some more discounted LEGO sets that Amazon ships worldwide under “Recommended Medium Sets” below. The discount % is based on Canadian retail, discount % would be 20-25% off USA retail.

    Canada

    Although Amazon.com is now shipping to Canada, the drawback is the high shipping fees. Now you may ask where is the deal then? You may all be rushing to buy big expensive sets, but I hate to tell you this, the deal is not there for Canadians. If you buy expensive sets, the only shipping option Amazon gives to you is Priority (2 days shipping) which is cracy expensive. Its unforunate that Amazon offers Expedited shipping options for almost every other country except for Canada. As a result, shipping to Canada cost 2-3 times more expensive compared to shipping to Australia.

    Taxes

    As stated in their info section, Amazon will charges you import fees in advance. You should not have to pay customs/taxes when receiving your package.

    Shipping

    Due to the high shipping rates, the best shipping deals are actually in medium ($19.99-$34.99 USD / $24.99-$44.99 CAD) sets. As long as you order sets roughly below $34.99 USD, Amazon will give you cheap shipping options (Standard or Expedited). Shipping 10 Earth Dragon Defense sets for $31.87 is a lot more reasonable than shipping 1 Maersk Train for $67.87! Note however that there is still a fixed fee on shipping. (i.e shipping 1 item cost $10, shipping 2 items cost $11) Therefore, your average shipping cost would decrease if you buy more.

    The Deal

    Now that we got the shipping business out of the way, the only way you can benefit order from Amazon is getting sets that are already discounted. Otherwise, you’ll just end up getting your product a few % off Canadian retail after shipping (i.e Mindstorms NXT 2.0).

    Also, you will need to buy multiple items to lower the average shipping cost per item. We will use the Spongebob Glove World set and Standard Shipping option as an example. Shipping for 1 Glove World set $8.69. Total shipping for 2 Glove World sets is $9.38. Total shipping for 3 Glove World sets is $10.08. (Marginal Cost is $0.7 for each additional unit) This means that your actual savings would depend on how much you buy. 1 Glove World ($15 + $8.69 = $23.69) would mean you save 21% off retail. 2 Glove World sets ($30 + $9.38 = $39.38) means you save 34.4% off retail. 3 Glove World sets ($45 + $10.08) means you save 39% off retail. 4 Glove World sets ($60 + $10.78) means you save 41.1% off retail.

    The point of the example is don’t just buy 1 set as that would have a very high shipping cost. You should buy at least 2 sets to make the deal worth it. The magic number would be 2-4 sets. For your convenience, below is a list of the current sales for medium sets happening right now. (a similar shipping cost structure like Glove World applies to these sets too)

    Recommended Medium Sets (% discount based on Canadian retail)

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    Update: Kingdoms King’s Castle is back instock $73.49 (reg.$99.99) which works out to be 27% off in savings.

    Amazon.com currently has the online exclusive LEGO Star Wars 10212 Imperial Shuttle on sale for $233.59 (reg.$259.99). Savings works out to be 18% off. Keep in mind however that prices can fluctuate anytime. Don’t forget that Amazon also offers FREE Shipping on all orders above $25 and no tax for most states as well. Thanks to forum member JabbaT for the heads up.

    Tip: We only provided a sample of the hottest LEGO products on sale. For more deals, please check out the LEGO Bestsellers List.

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    [MOC] Onyx Iormungand

    Check out this cool creation from forum member Leo-J. To submit your comments and to view additional pictures of this creation, please click here.

    The Onyx Iormungand is wingless star fighter prototype. It’s designed for battle campaign superiority during deep strike, all-out attacks.

    Got an awesome MOC? Share it with us in the Cool Creations Forum!

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    LEGO Dino Pteranodon Chase (5888)

    The LEGO pictures keep coming in! Another LEGO Dino 2012 set has been revealed courtesy of Brickshelf user grogall. LEGO Dino 5888 Pteranodon Chase (previously known as Hydroplane Hunters) is rumored to be a limited edition set. Comes with 2 minifigures and a Pteranodon dinosaur. Thanks to forum member UnknownUser for the news.

    LEGO Pteranodon Chase (5888)

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    Amazon.com currently has LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean 4195 Queen Anne’s Revenge on sale for $97.99 (reg.$119.99). Savings works out to be 18% off. You can also pair this up with the new just released 4184 Black Pearl as that is also a very nice ship. Keep in mind however that prices can fluctuate anytime. Don’t forget that Amazon also offers FREE Shipping on all orders above $25 and no tax for most states as well.

    Tip: We only provided a sample of the hottest LEGO products on sale. For more deals, please check out the LEGO Bestsellers List.

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    Amazon.com currently has the online exclusive LEGO Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley on sale for $134.99 (reg.$149.99). Savings works out to be 10% off. With FREE Shipping and no tax, you’ll be looking at almost 20% off. Keep in mind however that prices can fluctuate anytime. Thanks to forum member bri4jenn for the heads up.

    Tip: We only provided a sample of the hottest LEGO products on sale. For more deals, please check out the LEGO Bestsellers List.

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