Last Updated on November 29, 2022 by Lisa D. Marsh
So you are new to LEGO and feel it is the perfect time to get a set or two to start and want to know the best place to buy LEGOs?
Or you’ve been wanting to dive back into LEGO after a long break and with all of the places you can buy, you want to know where you should direct your purchases?
So you are wondering whether the LEGO store will be the best option or Amazon, or whether there are any other good places for sets?
There are many marketplaces (online and in-store) that sell both new and used LEGO sets and this can make it difficult to know where the best place to buy LEGO sets is.
This article shows you the best places to buy new and used LEGO sets and goes over some important answers you should know about buying LEGO sets.
Best Places to Buy LEGO Sets
The LEGO Store
The LEGO store (both online and brick-and-mortar) is the best place to buy LEGO sets.
Although they generally keep sets at full retail prices, there are many reasons to buy from them including:
- VIP rewards: you can sign up for the LEGO VIP program (it’s free) and earn points (VIP Points) and redeem those points to unlock discounts, exclusive sets, promos, and more. Read more about LEGO VIP Points
- Pick a brick wall
- Occasional sales (especially black Friday)
- Exclusive sets
- Gift with purchases
- Preorder / Backorder
You can buy all your larger sets on the LEGO website or at their brick-and-mortar stores to take advantage of the freebies and the points.
Additionally, you can preorder newly announced LEGO sets before they are available for purchase or backorder sets (especially those hard-to-find sets) that are temporarily out of stock.
Amazon is the largest online marketplace in the world and has a huge inventory of LEGO products including sets, Minifigures, and parts, and is among the best places to buy new and retired LEGO sets.
You can find any set you are looking for on Amazon including retired LEGO sets, exclusive sets, hard-to-find sets, Minifigures, and more.
You can usually find the smaller sets on Amazon cheaper compared to the LEGO store where they are available at the full retail price and they rarely get out of stock for LEGO sets, so you can find sets that are out of stock on the LEGO website available on Amazon.
Amazon sometimes has good clearance deals and they also mark almost all new LEGO sets down by 20% soon after release.
LEGO and Target have always had a good relationship and they have always represented the brand well.
Target has a huge inventory of LEGO products and has a huge collection of LEGO sets, Minifigures, games, and other products including clothing, backpacks & bags, books, movies, home & office supplies, and more.
You can also find extremely good clearance deals from Target and their LEGO sets are also usually cheaper and lower than the retail prices.
Additionally, local Targets usually have a great selection of LEGO products, usually a much better selection than other big retail stores.
One thing that makes Target stand out from other marketplaces is that they support the LEGO VIP program. This means that you will earn 1 VIP point for every dollar spent on LEGO sets at Target.
All you have to do is snap a photo of your Target receipt, register for a LEGO VIP account, upload your Target receipt, and start earning VIP points.
Walmart is another best place to buy LEGO sets. They also have a huge inventory of LEGO sets and you can find any LEGO sets from any theme including newly released sets, exclusive sets, Minifigures, and more.
You can also get LEGO sets at 20% lower than the full retail price at Walmart plus you can actually find extremely good clearance deals if you can wait patiently.
ToyPro is another best place to buy both new and retired LEGO sets. The online store has a wide selection of LEGO products including LEGO sets, Minifigures, stickers, and parts.
Although they don’t have a huge inventory compared to other places mentioned above and their sets are not that cheaper compared to other places mentioned above, it is also a good place to buy LEGO sets and hard-to-find sets.
There you go, the 5 best places to buy LEGO sets.
- The LEGO Store
You can find any set, Minifigure, or part you are looking for from these sites. So go there and grab the set you want.
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What Is the Best Site to Buy LEGO?
The LEGO store (both online and brick-and-mortar) is the best place to buy LEGO. You’ll earn VIP reward points for any purchase which you can redeem and use for your next purchase. It also allows you to pre-order newly announced sets before they are released and also backorder sets that are temporarily out of stock.
Where Can I Find the Best Deals on LEGO Sets?
The LEGO Offers & Promotions page is the best place to find deals on LEGO sets. This is the official page where LEGO posts about any ongoing promotions, VIP promotions, and information on LEGO discount codes.
Additionally, r/legodeals is another place to find the best deals on LEGO sets.