Star Wars Legos and Minifigures (Minifigs) buying for kids
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.