Star Wars May the 4th Promotion- 2018

samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
One month away!

Here is a photo of the presumed freebie for this year- a BB-8 bobble head.


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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,821
    Pretty cute. Makes me wish I had gotten the R2 from last year.
    Coolguy5000
  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 90
    Its a BB bobble head!
    BrickByBrick
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    I got 2 R2 last year, I had planned on selling them as they were not in scale with much else, now I'm glad I didn't!
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942
    I'm trying my best not to like this, but it's almost cute!
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 872
    ^What do you mean, "almost"? :)
    Lobot
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Lol.  I saw this this morning but didn't report on it thinking it was an April 1st hoax.  Whoops.
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "presumed freebie"?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Legoboy said:
    Lol.  I saw this this morning but didn't report on it thinking it was an April 1st hoax.  Whoops.
    @Legoboy And now I get all the likes, perfect.

    Kaitch said:
    Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "presumed freebie"?
    I strongly believe that this is the May the 4th freebie, but I cannot say it with 100% confidence.
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    A "free with qualifying purchasess on Lego.com" set?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Kaitch said:
    A "free with qualifying purchasess on Lego.com" set?
    Correct,
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Is there a way to tell in advance what counts as a "qualifying purchase"? And do these tend to be worldwide, across all shop sites, or just US?

    I realise this is all speculation for this years', but knowing previous trends would be nice.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    edited April 2018
    Kaitch said:
    Is there a way to tell in advance what counts as a "qualifying purchase"? And do these tend to be worldwide, across all shop sites, or just US?

    I realise this is all speculation for this years', but knowing previous trends would be nice.
    Generally it's any order total that adds up to $75-$100 (I think it usually tends to be a minimum of $75); someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

    It's worldwide- online and in store.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Anyone see the May 2018 US store calendar yet? It's not coming up on the store site. Now that the Y-wing was officially announced I thought it would be there. I wonder if it has something to do with the Vader Pod being so close, and not wanting people to choose one or the other.
    BrickByBrick
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 708
    ^interesting notion.  I was just looking for the store calendar a few hours ago.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Kaitch said:
    Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "presumed freebie"?
    No, because I am never excused for my ignorance
    Muftak1gmonkey76Bumblepantssnowhitiesid3windrdavetheoxygenman
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,292
    Well its a lot better than last years TrU build and take BB-8!
    gmonkey76MegtheCatFizyx
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 776
    Well its a lot better than last years TrU build and take BB-8!
    I wouldn't be against a line of polybags for various droids of this size.  At the very least now that we have a BB-8 one, I want a contrasting BB-9E...
    gmonkey76
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 756
    edited April 2018
    Hmm... I wonder how the DJ polybag will fit into this or whether it'll come after. The Black VIP card marketing made it clear that Black VIP members would have the opportunity to have one, whether by a purchase limit or competition (but hopefully the former)
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    gmonkey76 said:
    Anyone see the May 2018 US store calendar yet? It's not coming up on the store site. Now that the Y-wing was officially announced I thought it would be there. I wonder if it has something to do with the Vader Pod being so close, and not wanting people to choose one or the other.
    I was told at the local LEGO store that it’ll be out this weekend. I don’t remember if Saturday or Sunday.
    gmonkey76
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 616
    Probably didn't release it on the first for fear it would be taken as a joke ;)
    Maybe they should have... Free UCS falcon all month with $179,794.76 purchases. Exact threshold amount required to receive promotional item.
    Spaceship11MegtheCat
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    Gorgeous, but apparently not the May 4th promo?
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 776
    Kaitch said:
    Gorgeous, but apparently not the May 4th promo?
    No, that is the May 4th promo, confirmed by the May calendar.
    madforLEGOAstrobricks
  • Yo_dAYo_dA IndianaMember Posts: 32
    Anyone heard or care to speculate on which sets will be discounted for May the 4th?
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 756
    ^ In terms of speculation, I'm hoping the two Freemaker Adventures sets from last year because I didn't think they were exactly selling like hot cakes, despite being quite interesting designs.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,905
    Pitfall69 said:
    Kaitch said:
    Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "presumed freebie"?
    No, because I am never excused for my ignorance
    Nor are you excused for your flatulence.
    FowlerBricks
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 487
    Just read this review from legoman_scotland on the BB-8 poly.. not great if your waiting for May 4th... (not sure about the head comment,  is this designed this way though? As this thread first post called it a BB-8 Bobble head.


    omnium
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    JANG's review says pretty much the same thing. He added a few parts, one to act as a stand (a 2x2 round tile with hole) and some for added 'play value'.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 339
    Fireheart said:
    Just read this review from legoman_scotland on the BB-8 poly.. not great if your waiting for May 4th... (not sure about the head comment,  is this designed this way though? As this thread first post called it a BB-8 Bobble head.


    FFS! Thank you for helping me not spend my money! :) But now I'll be short of Lego too lol
    I did think it didn't look that great, just knew I had to have it, but, maybe not now
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    Make a nice little MOC base for him to sit in and it is all good. 20 or so sand pieces should do the trick.
    gmonkey76dmcc0Bumblepants
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    The only problem with the design is not standing on Its own. It was designed as a bobble head, and if there's no gap it won't bobble. Plus it the only way to get that orange "R2" head at the moment. 
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    edited May 2018
    gmonkey76 said:
    Plus it the only way to get that orange "R2" head at the moment. 
    This. Even if people think it isn't great, it has all the printed elements you need to make a better one .
    Fizyxgmonkey76Yo_dAMr_Crossbobabricks
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,345
    Okay! So does anyone already have intel/information on which SW sets will be discounted, and on what day which particular set will be discounted by 20%, during the May the Fourth SW promo days?
    Thanks a bunch to the dude/dudette who can enlighten us!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,194
    edited May 2018
    @TheBigLegoski Promobricks already has a short list of sets that will be 20% off in Europe (no guarantees that the same sets will be discounted in the US):
    • #75179 Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter
    • #75191 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive
    • #75190 First Order Star Destroyer
    Supposedly more sets will be added later tonight.

    Not very interesting so far. Even #75191, a TRU exclusive, is still cheaper at TRU DE after the 20% discount.

    (For the US/UK Bricksetters: TRU on the continent is not directly impacted by the bankruptcy, and has recently been bought by Smyths.)
    Kerre
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942

    Australia is showing 10% off 8 sets, including #75144 Snowspeeder: 

    https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/star-wars-toy-promotions?icmp=LP-SHLPT-P-SW-may4th-701

    We're supposed to get 20% selected sets in the UK. 

    Nothing yet about a possible Black VIP card promo, I'm expecting that I'll be disappointed.

  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,194
    @Lobot The black VIP card promo is a Y-Wing blueprint. Earlier suggestions was that there was no minimum spend for Black VIP card holders, and EUR30 for everybody else. Seems it's Black VIP card holders only according to the below text now on the My LEGO VIP page page of [email protected]:

    Free Exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ Y-Wing Poster (5005624) offer is valid for VIP purchases at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 04/05/2018 to 07/05/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than £30 in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only with a valid LEGO VIP Black Card.
    Lobot
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    As a Black Card holder, I have just received a personalised code to enter at check-out to redeem the poster offer.
    omnium
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 998
    The poster is a real non-event, no disrespect meant to any of the creative team but the whole blueprint thing is pretty old-hat and anachronistic now imo.
    I'd have preferred the reduced price to qualify for the BB8... however, a real bonus is that there is a raffle for an 18K white gold R2 that Black VIP card holders are automatically entered into. "Which was nice."*



    *fast show
    LobotKerreomnium
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,345
    @stlux    
    Thanks!
    Unfortunately TRU.de does not deliver to The Netherlands, and the TRU.nl has higher prices, and a much more limited assortment of sets too. Also no free delivery in NL regardless of how much you spend. I have never bought anything at TRU.
    Btw. Do you have a delivery address in Belgium or Germany? TRU.de does not deliver in Luxembourg either, do they?!

    I don't care much for the sequel trilogy sets. I already have Kylo's Tie, which I got heavily discounted before I saw The Lost Jedi, and I still haven't built it (like so many other sets I bought over the last couple of years). The prequel trilogy Jedi starfighter set is an expensive but nice set though!

    I would love to get the new Cantina set at a discount of 20% or more. It will make a nice addition to my excellent older Cantina set #75052 from 2014.

    ps.
    @Lobot ;    
    Does TLG put the same sets on special offer during the 'May the Fourth' promotion world wide, or does vary from continent/country to continent/country?
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942

    @TheBigLegoski - they tend to be similar but there have been exceptions - I think it depends on regional stock levels/demand.  For example, #10227 UCS B-Wing was available in the US at 50% off one year, but it wasn't in the UK.

    TheBigLegoski
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 372
    In other news, the Lego Star Wars games on Steam went on sale n Tuesday, and will until the 8th...
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 701
    SumoLego said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    Kaitch said:
    Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "presumed freebie"?
    No, because I am never excused for my ignorance
    Nor are you excused for your flatulence.
    Ignorance and flatulence..two of life's greatest pleasures..
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 701
    Or Kanye's new album name...
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 736
    ^Choices for naming his next kid?
    redarmygmonkey76
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 348
    For Portugal, -20% on:
    #75144
    #75190
    #75191
    #75186
    #75179
    #75172
    #75175
    #75204
    Zero interest, money saved!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    I'm a sucker for punishment.  One day I'll learn.





    DeeC2_JoshCapnRex101bandit778stluxGothamConstructionCoomnium
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 328


    I'm a bit underwhelmed by the initial items on sale here in the US. Perhaps they will be adding more.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 708
    So really nothing on sale, and they won't double up on the promos as the Vader pod is gone from the cart.  Ugh.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 447
    Wow, this makes me glad super glad that I no longer live in EDT zone, which meant that I didn't waste my time staying up until midnight to see this crappy sale.
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