The UK Garrison and Rebel Legion have been out in force around the UK this bank holiday weekend. In London they have attended events at the Disney Store in Oxford Street, Hamleys in Regent Street and the LEGO Store in Leicester Square.
We attended the LEGO Store on Star Wars Day, May 4th, to see them looking after the crowds that waited patiently to enter the LEGO Store where lots of special offers were available to celebrate the annual Star Wars holiday.
The LEGO Store’s many windows were decorated with Star Wars material to promote the 20th anniversary of the theme, LEGO’s first licensed products released in 1999. As we walked into the store a large board detailed all the many offers available including: –
• Battle of Hoth – 20th Anniversary Edition (#40333), free with purchase of £75 or more.
• Naboo Starfighter (#30383) polybag, free with purchase of £35 or more.
• Double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars purchases.
• Availability of the new Tantive IV (#75244).
• Free LEGO Star Wars poster exclusive to VIPs with a purchase of £35 or more. There were two versions of the poster available both with the same main images, rolled as either a red or blue lightsaber.
• Sale of selected LEGO Star Wars items.
There was a droid hunt in the store for younger builders. Four R2-D2’s were hidden around the store and once you found each one you were given one of four stickers that made up the Death Star plans. Once you had collected all four stickers you would receive a sticker sheet featuring the Tantive IV and the minifigures in the set.
Also, in-store were displays of the five 20th anniversary sets alongside each of the original sets shown for comparison. It was clearly noted that the original sets were not available for purchase. Additionally, they had the original Tantive IV (#10198) from 2009 on display too.
On checkout, there was an additional gift of the Kessel Mine Worker (#40299) polybag which was a pleasant surprise.
Visiting the flagship LEGO store in the heart of London’s Leicester Square is always a good experience, and it was great to see the 20th anniversary sets on display with their original versions as well as being able to partake in the many offers available in-store.
The LEGO Star Wars May the Fourth offers remain running till the end of today (May 6th), so take the link below and get building.