Lego in Singapore is expensive. If you’ve ever checked out the prices of Lego in the US, and compare them to shops in Singapore, the difference can range from 30% to as much as 50%. I’m not entirely sure why this is so – it’s just shipping, isn’t it?
So it’s important to find good prices for Lego. And the best place to buy Lego isn’t at Toys R Us or at a Lego specialty shop, as you might think.
The first, most important reason is that both departmental stores have regular 20% off sales. Metro has their 20% off sale once a month, but it’s usually for a day or two. OG has less frequent 20% off sales, usually around the Public Holiday long weekends, but their sales last longer, from the weekend to the Public Holiday.
Both stores also feature a fairly well-stocked offering of Lego products. Perhaps not as much as Lego specialty stores like BricksWorld or ToysHunt, but pretty comparable to the selection at Toys R Us.
Whereas at the Lego specialty shops, the maximum discount you can get is perhaps 10% off for being a member, unless that Lego item is on clearance.
Toys R Us doesn’t usually have blanket 20% off sales, if ever. The most is rebates or discounts. Their member card does give you points, but it translates into a 2.5% discount.
So there you go. Also, Metro is having their GSS now, which means 20% off everything!