12 Genius Ways Find the Best LEGO Deals
I am sure every mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of a LEGO-loving child is constantly on the hunt for ways the best deals on LEGO. Have you ever added up how much you spend on LEGO? (Don’t… don’t add it up, you won’t like the number!)
Over the years, I’ve learned quite a few ways to find the best LEGO deals while adding incredible sets, pieces, and Minifigures to my sons’ collections.
Oooh, speaking of LEGO collections, you might want to add THIS LEGO blanket to your kid’s collection. It’s become our kids’ favorite blankets, you know, the one they will save into adulthood like an heirloom.
How to Find Deals on LEGO Minifigures
- Look for older Minifigures
- The prices on Minifigures vary quite a bit, but savvy shoppers can find great deals. It is best to know exactly what you are looking for before you start shopping. If your child only wants Minifigures from an older movie like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, your best bet is checking Ebay , BrickLink or Brick Owl. Do a search for “(insert character) Minifigure” and you will hopefully find amazing deals on either site. Don’t waste your money buying the big sets just for the Minifigures.
- Be sure to read all the fine print and reviews when shopping on Ebay and Amazon! There are many sellers who sell knock-offs that look exactly like real LEGO Minifigures. Some are very good quality, others are not. If you do not mind a non-LEGO brand, you can usually find incredible deals, like this set of 8 superhero LEGO-compatible figures.
- LEGO Minifigure blind bags
- Our kids used to love the excitement of a LEGO blind bag, but after a while, the excitement wore off and we stopped buying them and turned to Ebay instead. Unopened mystery packs can be found at Walmart, LEGO.com, Ebay, and Amazon. Opened mystery pack Minifigures can be found on Ebay and Amazon. Here is a list of every mystery pack minifigure ever made.
- Minifigure collections
- LEGO sells two wonderful collections of non-licensed Minifigures (meaning the characters are not from movies or shows.) These are the Community Minifigures Set, which has characters like doctors, mechanics, police officers, and farmers, and the Fairytale and Historic Minifigures Set, which has characters like mermaids, pirates, kings, queens, and wizards.
- Minifigure display idea: (This is an important side-note!) If you have a sizable Minifigure collection, you know how hard it is to display your figures in an effective way. This LEGO Minifigure shelf was an instant hit in our house and they are super easy to make!
How to Find the Best Deals on LEGO Sets
- Buy directly from LEGO.com
- It is my opinion that purchasing directly from LEGO.com or the local LEGO store is the best deal. You may think that stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Target offer better deals, but LEGO’s VIP program makes buying directly from them worth it.
- Compare the prices from your favorite stores and you’ll see that typically, their difference is only pennies away from the LEGO.com price.
- You’ll earn points on purchases from the free LEGO VIP program and you can trade those points in for discounts off future purchases. Keep an eye out for the double point sales too.
- Free monthly mini builds
- Rent sets
- Netbricks.biz is a toy rental company. For a monthly fee, you receive a number of LEGO sets per month. Or, you can choose to customize a box each month. This is a wonderful option for kids who love to build, but don’t really care about keeping the sets after the build is complete.
How to Save Money on LEGO Pieces
- Pick-A-Brick wall
- Try the Pick-A-Brick wall at a LEGO store. You can purchase a small or large cup and fill it with as many pieces that will fit. This is where Tetris skills come in handy. Pack as much in there as you possibly can.
- Online Pick-A-Brick
- LEGO.com has a section called Pick-a-Brick, where you can purchase individual LEGO pieces. They even sell heads, torsos and legs for Minifigures. This is a great way to stock up on general parts.
- Buy in bulk on Ebay, Brick Owl or BrickLink
- We have several storage totes filled to the brim with LEGO pieces that we’ve purchased in bulk on Ebay. Most of my purchases have been 10 pounds of random pieces for about $50.
- I bought all the bricks for my LEGO Flag Wreath on BrickLink. I found some great LEGO deals and had a wonderful experience with every seller.
- Shop on Facebook Market Place or CraigsList.
- Of course, always use caution when shopping online and it’s best to agree on a neutral meeting place and ask questions about the product you are buying BEFORE you commit to the transaction. However, there are great deals to be found on those sites.
How to Save Money on LEGO Games
- LEGO video games are super popular with kids and adults.
- LEGO.com only offers the newer releases, but you do earn those precious VIP points.
- For older games, the best thing you can do is simply comparison-shop these 5 places to find them new or used: Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and GameStop.
- When shopping for used games on Amazon and Ebay, be sure to check the seller’s reviews.
- There is no need to worry about quality at GameStop, as they check every used game they sell.
Do you have any tips on saving money with LEGO? I’d love to hear them!