The next batch of January 2023 LEGO GWPs (gift with purchase) are now available, and LEGO are hoping you’re going to spend big to redeem one of them!
Here are the spend thresholds for each:
- 40583 Houses of the World 1 – US$250 / AU$400 / £220 / €250 / CAD$350
- 40575 Year of the Rabbit – US$85 / AU$140 / £80 / €85 / CAD$115
- 40605 Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack – US$50 / AU$80 / £45 / €50 / CAD$65
You can find more information on your respective regional Sales & Offers page:
- LEGO Offers and Promotions [US]
- LEGO Offers and Promotions [AUS]
- LEGO Offers and Promotions [UK]
- LEGO Offers and Promotions [EU]
- LEGO Offers and Promotions [CA]
Interestingly, there’s some additional fine print added to the GWP Terms and Conditions where Pick a Brick (Standard) orders are not valid to trigger GWPs. As the service isn’t back yet, I haven’t tested it out, but I’m not happy with this as it reduces the number of things you can order to trigger the GWP – a very unfair move in my opinion, that further penalises LEGO’s most passionate fans.
Do note that I’ve been able to trigger GWPs with Pick a Brick as recent as before Christmas, so hopefully this is one of those rules like the household limit that aren’t enforced.
I don’t think there’s good value here, and this reeks of 76210 Hulkbuster where LEGO are trying ridiculous prices and increasing these thresholds without providing commensurate in return.
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It’s pretty wild that 40583 Houses of the World 1 will cost US$250 / AU$400 / £220 / €250 in sets to redeem, making it the most expensive LEGO gift-with-purchase yet.
I think the Houses of the World set is nice, but not nice enough for me to consider dropping AU$400 on, especially being so close to the 40580 Blacktron Cruiser promotion.
Also remember that there are THREE more Houses of the World in this series, so you’ll need to spend AU$1600 or US$1000 on LEGO sets JUST to collect the entire series.
The 40575 Year of the Rabbit is also available when you spend US$85 / AU$140 / £80 / €85 or more on LEGO.com, stacking with all order GWPs.
The online LEGO.com price for Australia seems high, especially when the LEGO Certified Stores, and even Myer are giving it away on spends of AU$88 or more, so if you want this one, just go to the Aussie LEGO Stores if you can.
And last but not least, LEGO VIP members will receive 40605 Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack when you spend US$50 / AU$80 / £45 / €50 on LEGO.com. It’s a fun Lunar New Year-themed VIP Add on Pack, with plenty of cool Chinese New Year-themed accessories!
What do you think of the incredibly high GWP thresholds? Will you be making any orders to trigger Houses of the World?
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