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I’ve had mixed feelings over the years about Toy’s R Us. yes, sometimes if you wnat a set now, they are your only option. but most of the time they’re just the same sets you can get anywhere else, but cost you 10% more. so it is with some trepidation that I pass on the news about this year’s Bricktober giveaways, and events.

Bricktober Events anouncements

These are the first clue that LEGO has stepped up it’s game this year. I don’t recall any events from past years so this is something new, and depending on who’s at your local TRU, they may even prove worth while. The other bright spot in the tunnel this year are the giveways:

TRU Miniifgs

Yes, as part of this year’s promotions, TRU will be giving away a different set of 5 vintage mini-figs with a qualifying purchase each week during October. No word yet on what sets are available what weeks, or what constitutes a qualifying purchase. But no matter what it is. It has to be better than the Specially printed duplo Briocks from a couple of years back, so expect the qualifying purchase to cost more.

Chrome TC-14

I am late, late, late to the posting party about the upcoming May the force be with you (May 4th and 5th) Promotional Mini-figure that will be available from

Yes, new has begun to circulate about the release of the Promotional TC-14 mini figure. New of the release appears to be accidental, in that the source of the now ubiquitous mini-figure, has come form Flickr USER ACPin, who uploaded digital copies of the May 2012 Lego Calendar. So other than the official calendar, there is no official word on the release from LEGO, or!

For those who are unfamiliar with this promotion, LEGO traditionally, has had a May the 4th (get it may the fourth – May the Force? any way), Where many Star Wars sets are discounted, and an exclusive promotional mini-figure, or set is given away with each purchase that exceeds a specific dollar value.
in 2011 it was The ARF Shadow Trooper, but this year it is a Chrome TC-14 protocol Droid.

Exclusive figs are a great investment, and Chrome Figures are generally exceptionally rare as LEGO figures go, Usually commanding premium prices when production and distribution ceases. Just look at the current Bricklink prices for past promotional Figs:
2011 ARF Shadow Trooper Avg US$ 27.82
2010 Chrome Storm Trooper Avg US$ 23.52
2009 Chrome Black Darth Vader Avg. US$ 48.62
2007 Chrome C-3PO Avg $US 348.30

While is is unlikely that TC-14 would hit the insane prices of the Chrome C-3PO, the 25 to $27 of the Chrome Storm trooper or ARF Shadow Trooper, seems a reasonable expectation. So come May 4th Head on Over to! and buy yourself US$ 75 worth of LEGO Star wars sets.

May’s club meeting is just arround the corrner. so cancel your weekend plans, get building and have some fun.

When: Saturday may 14th 2011 1pm

Where: SLC (our usual digs)

Drafting: Still being decided. Cast your vote in The Poll

Update: Polls are now closed Thanks for your vote! We will be drafting the new PoTC set Fountain of Youth.

Building Challenge Theme: Micropolis, It’s your second chance to win prizes. This one sponsored by Mason, has a $1 Entry fee. The winner gets this Awesome Gold Chrome Mini Fig. Check the forums for more of the Building Challenge Rules.

Mason's Chrome Minifig