This one took a while (thanks global supply chain crisis), but better late than never – great news for those who missed out the first time, but LEGO’s VIP Coins will be making a return on 11 January 2022! That’s tomorrow!
After promises of a restock from way back in May 2021, we finally have definitive details on the return of these LEGO VIP Coins.
You’ll be able to redeem the VIP coins and/or coin holder using your LEGO VIP points in the VIP Rewards Centre.
The 5-slot VIP Coin holder will also be making a return – this one in particular was very hard to come by as it was redeemed almost instantly, so great news to those who missed out!
These 5 VIP coins which are Classic Space, Pirates, Castle, Octan and Coin-themed have been incredibly popular due to their limited release last year, with many ending up on the secondary market for exorbitant prices.
LEGO expects supplies to run out quickly. If demand is lower than expected, LEGO may open the promotion up so VIP members can get a second coin. Keep an eye on the VIP Rewards Centre for the latest updates.
All 5 VIP coins will be redeemable from LEGO’s VIP Rewards Center
They’ll be available at the following times:
· In Australian and New Zealand: midnight Sydney time (AEDT)
· In Japan: midnight local time
· In Korea: midnight local time
· Europe: 11am CET/10am GMT
· United States and Canada: 9am EST
This is great news, and a fantastic move to see LEGO honour their promise, and also make more of these highly collectable and desirable VIP coins!
It’s awesome that they are back! I can get the last two finally! Plus the holder. Too bad literally EVERY item is out of stock on LEGO.com. I can’t make three separate purchases, because all 15 things I want are sold out! I just can’t win. But I wouldn’t even know if it wasn’t for jaysbrickblog! Thanks!
I love, love, love the Lego corps lack of communication. Absolutely none on this matter. If it wasn’t for Jay, I would not have known about this, so I huge thank you Sir! Seriously Lego, get your act together!
I love, love, love the Lego corps lack of communication. Absolutely none on this matter. If it wasn’t for Jay, I would not have known about this, so a huge thank you Sir! Seriously Lego, get your act together!
Byron David says
I’m very happy to see that the coins and case are back up. It’s unfortunate that only one code can be used per purchase. My years planned purchases now have to be done within 60 days to make use of the codes.
The coins look nice, but I dislike needing 6 separate purchases to redeem them. Why is there no all in one option? The total points required (6450) for the five coins and the holder requires about AU$1430 of purchases to acquire the points. It’s interesting and unique, but it feels like a $75 voucher might be better value for most.
Yeah agreed – it’s pretty tricky, when there’s an expiry to the reward as well.
I think to collectors and fans of Vintage Themes like myself, it’s worth a lot more than $75, but different strokes for different folks!
Absolutely; it’s a no-brainer for fans to collect their favourite coins. I’ve been considering a coin or two, but I probably won’t get the full set. For the average person, I still think a voucher might be better.
Another problem with six separate orders is needing to pay delivery on each one. For Australia, that’s either six orders worth at least $149 each, or $15 per order delivery fee. (Even if it’s just a $2.50 keychain.) That could have been softened by an all in one single reward… unless Lego wanted us to place more orders…
Not a knock on the coins themselves (they’re good, aside from the points cost) – exclusive memorabilia and collectibles like this are something that should be offered more frequently in the VIP program. The blanket last year is another good example of something that would do well as a VIP reward.
Mark P says
Hmmmm, well I managed to get all 5 coins and the case pretty easily, but apparently redeeming then with my hard earned VIP points is not enough, now I need to make 6 separate purchases from the Lego shop within the next 60 days or I miss out? Crikeys, that’s a bit lame. I wonder why I can’t (at worst) add them all to one purchase?!?
That’s been a bugbear with LEGO VIP rewards, and I’ve raised it directly with LEGO. The expiry duration is quite arbitrary as well.
What I did the last time this happen was order a keychain, and ate the shipping cost!
Mark P says
Lol, still a lot cheaper than buying them from eBay, and you get bonus keychains out of it. 🤣
Andrew McCanna says
Ummmmm… the prices aren’t ‘exorbitant’ like you said. The screenshot you shows is very close to their release – not now when they are much cheaper than what you are showing. They have gone down in price BY ALOT since their release due to the restock rumors.
True! That was the only screenshot I had, and I thought it was a nice reminder of the crazy prices people were paying for these coins back then.
Super valuable insight here, thank you! Do you know how many points are required for redemption by chance?
Andrew McCanna says
They were around 1,500 – 1,800 VIP Points per coin.
I wonder if they addressed the quality issues? While the coins were popular, a lot of folks who got them were disappointed that the enamel was sloppily applied. I was more annoyed that the holes in the case were so obviously misaligned.