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Star Wars Legos and Minifigures (Minifigs) buying for kids

Updated on December 5, 2014

Trying to buy Star Wars LEGOS or minifigures?

I started this lens to share my experience in buying. These sets can be expensive. And sometimes your child just wants to have the figures. Sometimes they just need the spaceship without the figures.

So how can you get the best deal?

Just looking for the Minifigs?

Magnets are a cheaper alternative for the child that just wants to play with them.

Shop Lego online for Star Wars Lego Magnet Sets like the one pictured that cost $14.99.

(I believe if you have a Lego Store near you they sell these too)

(see my section on where to get coupons and rewards points to get them even cheaper)

I purchased these for my son. The figures detach from the magnet block and can be played with. The legs don't move, but the arms do. The head, body, arms, hair, and weapons all detach. This is a great alternative to spending loads of money on original sets or bidding on eBay if what you only want is something for your child to play with.

Just looking for the sets?

Maybe you just want the pieces to the ship without paying full price.

Several eBayers offer auctions on the sets without the minifigures. If you like assembling the crafts and don't need the figures to go with it, consider shopping on eBay for just the vessel.

They offer new out of the box pieces at a cheaper price then buying the full set at a retail store. See some eBay auctions below for examples.

Tip for reducing the cost of your purchase at Lego online

How I bought my Legos. The Credit Card used and Discount Coupon used.

First I want to say that I don't endorse any particular credit card. I also don't want to advise people to use them unless they pay them off every month. The only way to benefit from this is if you don't carry a credit card balance. That said here is how I bought my Legos cheaper

1) Went online to my Discover Card Account (which I pay off every month)

2) Went under the ShopDiscover tab.

3) Select Lego as a retailer in the drop down browser and click GO. Click Start Shopping and you will now be shopping through Discover Card. You will get %5 cashback on your purchases through Lego online.

Next apply the coupon code during check out.

1) In your favorite search engine search for "lego promo code" to see what the current codes are.

2) currently the code bscd29 gives $5 off on orders of $20 or more

Note: Your favorite credit card may offer similar deals. Also if you have Toys R Us rewards and their credit card, look for sales and buy through that method. Compare both before buying.

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Visitor Comments - I hope this was helpful, but let me know what you think & offer your ideas

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      Heather Bradford 6 years ago from Canada

      Lego lego lego! It's everywhere in our house... but what a great toy!! We spend xmas day every year building more and it's become a tradition in our house. The kids are already wondering what kits they'll get this xmas!! My best lego accessory is the catcher on the pipe of my vacuum cleaner that diverts dust and chunks before they reach the bag. It's supposed to extend bag life but it's saved MANY lego bits in it's time!! Another fun lens! Thank you!

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Always have been a sucker for Lego, kinda sad when you are thirty something.

      When it comes to presents for nephews and nieces Lego is the easy answer.

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      Hi from Lego´s homecountry! :)

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      punkgrinder 6 years ago

      My kids love Lego Star Wars Lego and also the games and i have to admit i am a big fan too. Great lens Cinstress!

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      ClinicallySigni 6 years ago

      Great lens and I'm glad to see someone else uses the same tips to save a little hear and there on Lego stuff! They can be expensive so every $5 helps! Thanks for sharing.

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      bechand 6 years ago

      I am so sick of legos ! That is all my son talks about, plays with, wants, etc... LOL

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      WeirdStuff 6 years ago

      Love the huge superstardestroyer!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      LOVE LEGOs! The minifigs are a fun bunch these days - little LEGO fans seem to love them and they are sometimes a bit hard to track down.

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      You can never go wrong with lego blocks.

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      cinstress 7 years ago

      @LWidjaja: Great!

      thanks for visiting (you can never go wrong with legos)

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      LWidjaja 7 years ago

      send you squidlikes! your lens helps me to choose a birthday gift for my son. Great lens!

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      Thomas Holley 7 years ago from Evansville, IN

      My son wanted Legos for Christmas, so I was off to the toy store. Boy have they changed since the 70's! I bought a Star Wars set and walked out scratching my head. Maybe I'm just nostalgic, but I miss the old Legos. (Enjoy playing Star Wars Legos on the Play Station though!)

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      Tarra99 7 years ago

      my kids are addicted to SW and the minifigs

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      cinstress 7 years ago

      @Deadlego: don't know if those are the same, but I added some pirate skeletons above

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      Deadlego 7 years ago

      Well as you can tell I'm a bit of a lego fan so I love this lens! I would love to know where to get lego figures as pictured in my avatar.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I love the minifigures. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tamara14 7 years ago

      Great saving tips, because Legos aren's a cheap toy. Lensrolled to my Lego lens :)

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      Kevin Wilson 2 7 years ago

      If you want to buy just minifigs, or any other kind of specific piece, the best place to do it is where thousands of lego fans sell their spare lego stuff.

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      cinstress 7 years ago

      @Stacy Fordham: thanks for having the lens & good luck with it

      and others

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      cinstress 7 years ago

      @sidther lm: for a while my son would just play with the mini figures & rearrange them with different figure's bodies, LOL

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      Stacy Fordham 7 years ago

      I like this one because you tell people how to save money and I'm cheap. Thanks for adding this lens to my "Please Like My Lens" page. You've been "SquidLiked"

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      sidther lm 7 years ago

      I love it! My son is currently behind me playing lego star wars! It is the ONLY thing that he plays with now! Great Lens!

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      piscesproducts 8 years ago

      Great lens, some very practical tips on how to save on Star Wars Lego - you have inspired me!

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      MatCauthon 9 years ago

      That xwing is really great!!!

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      ttwee 9 years ago

      Interesting site. It reminds me of the PC game star wars lego! :)

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      Sojourn 9 years ago

      Cute! I want the magnet ones myself. :)