I arrived at the Fashion Valley LEGO Store in San Diego about 30 minutes before the “Brick” Friday midnight opening. The line wasn’t as long as I thought unlike the nearby stores that had lines of 50+ people waiting for their openings. While waiting, I had a nice, friendly chat with a few people about different LEGO sets and the state of LEGO at this point in time.
As the doors opened, there wasn’t a mad rush but I did see a lot of people grabbing the LEGO Star Wars 2012 Advent Calendar (9509), which was 50% off, as well as the Winter Village Cottage (10229). I only had two items left on my list so far to purchase, the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Quinjet Aerial Battle (6869) and the LEGO Star Wars Palpatine’s Arrest (9526).
As the I checked out, the Quinjet was 10% off and I was given a chance to choose a scratch-off card for a discount on an item. I picked out a 10% card so that went towards Palpatine’s Arrest. As part of the promotion, I received the LEGO Christmas Holiday Set (3300014) for free. There was also a promotion for a Holiday Pick-A-Brick box but the cashier almost forgot about it and I had to ask for it.
Later in the morning, I was browsing on Amazon to see what was on sale on Black Friday. I found some books that had massive discounts and I’ve been wanting to get them. I purchased The LEGO Book, the LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia, and the LEGO Batman: Visual Dictionary, which were all at least 40% off.
Overall, I was thoroughly satisfied with how smooth my “Brick” Friday went. I got some sets that completed my collection as well as some books that I’m looking forward to reading.