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Summer set release dates on S@H

iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
The new summer sets are now listed on S@H and have a date of Aug 1st. Does anyone know if LEGO actually has a method to their pricing because I'd sure like to know how they come up with the prices. An example of this is why #60020 commands $10 more than #60025 and #60027. Piece count, mini figs, and types of parts are nearly identical(with the small exception for say the canopy on the forklift and the fork itself). I'm a bit disappointed that #60026 town square is not $99.99.
I can't wait to pick these up when they go on discount.


  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    As a side note #70008 is really cool IMHO.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Member Posts: 1,842
    I think TLG sets a price for the set before it is designed, then the set size is determined based on the price and sometimes the finished set has less pieces than another set for the same price.

    Someone please correct me if i'm wrong.
  • joel4motionjoel4motion Member Posts: 959
    Aren't those all available in the UK already? Do we often get sets before the US?
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Member Posts: 1,372
    ^ sometimes yes, sometimes no. This summer, the UK got Star Wars and City first. The US got Hero Factory and LOC Constraction first. Then, when we get Hero Factory, the US will get Star Wars and City and both will get Chima box sets, Technic and a few other things at about the same time. That's how I'm seeing it. So, the answer is, it varies, especially with mid year releases!

    And don't get me started on the UK getting 1st wave of GS and TLR last...
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    Too bad it wasn't the other way around. Hero Factory=BLAH.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Member Posts: 1,372
    ^ Too bad it wasn't the other way around too, for a fairly similar reason. I like HF but not that interested in Star Wars and City (hate to say it, but I have zero interest in City). Would have made us both happy if the release was the other way around I guess. Honest - there are a handful of AFOL's that like HF too :-)
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    ^haha. I like City(most of the sets) and star wars. I think Star Wars though appeals to more Americans than non-americans. Star wars is as American as the cheeseburger.
  • vitreolumvitreolum Member Posts: 1,406
    ...What's so American about Star Wars? And why do you think it appeals more to them?
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    I agree, a lot of the cast was British, and a lot of the filming was done in England too. It may have orginated in the US, but I feel the appeal is worldwide. Just look at the 501st Legion.
    vitreolum said:

    ...What's so American about Star Wars? And why do you think it appeals more to them?

  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    edited July 2013
    Star Wars is not American, it is of Earth. The actors are of many nationalities. The filming was done all around the Earth, from the United States to the UK to Italy to Turkey to China and many places in between. The themes of the movies, the names, the places; they come from cultures all around the world. Anyway, back to Lego, some City sets are available in the US such as 60011 and 60012.
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