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EXPIRED: [US] #41999 Crawler Exclusive Edition set is now available on [email protected] US

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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited August 2013

    Both of my sets came perfect and were not affected by the Hot dog cart polybag... The main problem when getting sets from Lego is that they pack them in a box that is too big which leads to the sets bouncing around in the box...

    The problem I've had (only a couple times) is the polybag being under the box, so of course, the weight of the bigger set will dig itself into the bricks of the polybag, making dents in the box and creases in the polybag (hey, I like pristine polybags :)

    This really was a packing issue, as when it has happened, there was no real way the bag worked its way under the other box, no matter the jostling. It was packed in first, then the box on top, then the paper packing shoved around the sides. I'm guessing the freebies get put in with the packing slip, which is always on the bottom as well.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Mine was dented a bit too, but that was because the whole box was dented. Looked like an accordion on one end! Oh well, I would send it back, but who knows what I get in return, or when I would get it.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,285
    ...and maybe you got #1 on the plate? ;-)
    I would not try to send it back, at least without getting some kind of guarantee you are getting another one.
    You could always order another and wait for it to arrive and check the box and then return the other order (I think LEGO allows for 30 days to return right) If you are really upset about the box being dinged... Not speaking to @cloaked7 specifically but anyone with a beat up box..
    But I would say there is no guarantee with getting ANOTHER beat up (and maybe in worse condition) box
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited August 2013
    ^ yup, so goes it with FedEx, UPS, the person who boxes it. I think I will just be glad to have a low numbered one (I think it is low numbered, it was shipped from a store). It may turn into a neat story to tell my grandkids one day! :-) 'Back in 2013, yup a long time ago, people used to play with these LEGO sets....'
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    I could have swore that I read somewhere that the #00001 plate built model was still at Lego... That was a few months ago..
  • atxleeatxlee Member Posts: 155
    I would not be surprised at all that #00001 is at Lego HQ
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    edited August 2013
    *high pitched sqeueal + embarrassing excito-babble while running in place*

    YES! Shipping confirmation! I ordered "the morning after." AND the polybag has already shipped separately. :-)
    cloaked7
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,304


    I would not try to send it back, at least without getting some kind of guarantee you are getting another one.

    I second that. Once, LEGO was unable to deliver to my house (it was actually Yodel's fault I think), and they sent me an email that said that it will be returned to sender, and what would I like done with the package? I replied and said that I wanted it, and I'll arrange for someone to be home (I was out of the country, but my boyfriend and roommate were both there). Their reply was... oh, by the way, one of the items that you had is now sold out, would you like us to refund you for it or send you a new item instead? I was like... uh... you haven't gotten the parcel back yet... can't you send me the same box? And they said, nope! Take your pick from something new or we'll refund your money. I just took the refund; too much headache.

  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    I ordered two separately at midnight Pacific time. One poly shipped right away and just received confirmation of shipment for the first Crawler. The other order is still on backorder.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    So . . . Does anyone think there is an issue with Lego in ordering more Crawlers once we receive our initial orders? I don't want to get banned :P
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,676
    tensor said:

    Both of my sets came perfect and were not affected by the Hot dog cart polybag... The main problem when getting sets from Lego is that they pack them in a box that is too big which leads to the sets bouncing around in the box...

    The problem I've had (only a couple times) is the polybag being under the box, so of course, the weight of the bigger set will dig itself into the bricks of the polybag, making dents in the box and creases in the polybag (hey, I like pristine polybags :)

    This really was a packing issue, as when it has happened, there was no real way the bag worked its way under the other box, no matter the jostling. It was packed in first, then the box on top, then the paper packing shoved around the sides. I'm guessing the freebies get put in with the packing slip, which is always on the bottom as well.
    Got mine, as expected the polybag was under the crawler, the bike handle punched through the polybag and then the crawler box on one side (and through the invoice and the first layer of cardboard on the other)...

    oh well I got a good one at the store and one mangled by mail :)
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    My friend just got his crawlers and both boxes have a puncture hole in each one in almost the exact same place.. It looks like someone stabbed them with a ball point pen...
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    Those of us with the back-ordered boxes where the poly ships separately may be the lucky ones.
    FollowsCloselygmpirate
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,070
    Got two shipping notices today. One for the Polly, and one for the set. I ordered on the third.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Trenth said:

    Those of us with the back-ordered boxes where the poly ships separately may be the lucky ones.

    Aye, was thinking same thing :)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Yeah, got one today (with the poly). Poly was fine, box was crushed :( CS is doing a replacement though. Honestly Lego, wtf? It's a $200 set, put in a few more air cushions.

    Btw, the special edition box is 2/3 the size of the original crawler, which is nice.
  • gordonfgordonf Banned Posts: 18
    I ordered a 41999 from [email protected] August 1. Like most others, it is on back order until August 19. Apparently they have shipped the Mini Mech freebie separately, since I got a FedEx tracking number from [email protected] for a small 6x6x6 box they shipped.

    Then I went to my local Lego Store on Saturday the 3rd. No 41999's were on the shelf. I asked if they had any. The clerk told me they had 5 in the storeroom. He said they didn't put any of them on display, because they didn't want the boxes damaged. I bought two (limit) from them. So I have (or will have) 3 sets. I just hope they will be worth a lot more than I paid for them in a year or so.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    It is indeed a smaller box than the standard version, but much higher quality.

    Shame all LEGO sets don't come in this type box, or at least the $100+ sets, or at least the modulars and up.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,676
    I also like the box, quite full, too bad there is not a tray in it. Unlike other Technic sets, I am glad it can be open without being torn.

    While I like it, the fact that it can't be flattened could lead to a space issue if they were all like that...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    If they were all like that... You stack the small boxes inside the large ones. :) Russian Doll style... :)
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    My brother's set has about 10 holes punched in the front cover(or top of the box) from the polybag Hot Dog Cart set(Looks to be from the boke that came with it)... In fact the polybag actually ripped open and pieces were scattered throughout the shipping box...
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    edited August 2013
    I was expecting a modular sized box, but the super-dense square is really impressive. It is way heavier than expected too. Barely anything moves when you shake it! No wonder all those poor polybags are being pulverized.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    This is still available to buy on [email protected] I personally do not see what all the fuss is about. Can't imagine we are anywhere close to 20k of these sets being ordered just yet (maybe close to 10k). Give it a few more months.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,285

    My brother's set has about 10 holes punched in the front cover(or top of the box) from the polybag Hot Dog Cart set(Looks to be from the boke that came with it)... In fact the polybag actually ripped open and pieces were scattered throughout the shipping box...

    Mine was the near the same way except no outright hole in the box. Did not check the poly to see if the bike is destroyed or not.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    I figured they'd be gone, but I just ordered one today. But people are still paying well over $300 for them on EBay. I'll gladly pay $199 and wait 10 days.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Assuming of course they actually ship in 10 days. [email protected] has canceled backorders before when items sell out.
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 255
    What I don't understand is if there are only 20,000 worldwide then why would they be on back order. Surely that amount would have already been distributed between brand stores and US/European distribution centers (for immediate shipment). Yesterday In the UK it said it was a 5 week wait which has reduced to about 10 days today.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    Mine is in. Everything looks good. Maybe I'll request everything to be back-ordered from now on.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Ya, I don't get it either. I called TLG about my order and they said they expected it to be filled, and that it wasn't sold out yet.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757

    Assuming of course they actually ship in 10 days. [email protected] has canceled backorders before when items sell out.

    You are right about that...

    20,000 isn't really that many.. I'd say at least 1/2 of them were bought to resell either now, or in the future...

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Yep... I have 4 of them, and I wasn't even trying...
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    A bit sad. (Maybe people aren't posting if their box is undamaged, so the results may be skewed.) The set comes in a nice 'premium' box, and from this thread it looks like most are damaged in some way. Mine included.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited August 2013
    From the ambassador forum:
    "The reason for the sets being backordered is that 3000 boxes have been withdrawn from the market because of minor damage to the box.
    New boxes have been ordered and they will all be manually repacked.
    Hence the delay in shipping them out."

    So if the backordered sets consist solely of that pool of 3000, that means that the total online orders since midday August 1st up to now are fewer than 3000.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    Received mine today, outer box had been crushed, pushing all the pillows into the set box and compressing it in about 1/2". One of the smaller seals was also half off (as if it hadn't adhered at all to the box.) Thank heaven the polybag was in the separate package with the Delorian, as it was packed on the bottom and only scarred up that box a little bit.

    Called customer service and RAed the set. With the box being such a special part of this set I can't in good conscience keep this one as is, plus they needed to know that their packing system in this instance did NOT work!

    Let's hope there are no snags with the replacement!
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited August 2013

    ^ Yep... I have 4 of them, and I wasn't even trying...

    I also found it very easy to get my sets ordered... Of course the key was getting them ordered as soon as they went live.. I know many people that also had no problems walking into their Lego stores and picking up 2 sets... Many of which have ZERO interest in Technic what-so-ever..

    Between myself, my family and my friends just in my city, I think we account for 16 of them, and this doesn't include the dozens of people that I know around the Globe that got sets... So it is really hard for me to imagine the initial 20,000 have not been sold already despite Lego still taking orders for them..

    People that are rushing and reselling them now for Buy-It-Now prices with Free shipping of $300 are foolish considering that between Ebay and Paypal fees, they are losing $40, not to mention another $15 to $20 for shipping.. Quite a waste of time to make only $20 on an item that is destined to be not only one of the most valuable Technic sets of all time, but one of the most valuable SETS of all time...
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited August 2013
    rocao said:

    Between myself, my family and my friends just in my city, I think we account for 16 of them, and this doesn't include the dozens of people that I know around the Globe that got sets... So it is really hard for me to imagine the initial 20,000 have not been sold already despite Lego still taking orders for them..

    We've been given a direct answer that the backordered sets are included in the 20,000 production, so it's quite definitive that 20,000 have not been sold. Your personal observation of purchases accounts for less than 100, so it doesn't seem too easy to project that to 20,000.
    All I am saying is that selling 20,000 sets would not be very hard to do..

  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,676
    Based on the ambassador response, it looks like more than 17,000 have already sold.
  • LootefiskLootefisk Member Posts: 67
    edited August 2013

    Between myself, my family and my friends just in my city, I think we account for 16 of them, and this doesn't include the dozens of people that I know around the Globe that got sets... So it is really hard for me to imagine the initial 20,000 have not been sold already despite Lego still taking orders for them..

    Companies like TLG don't build 20,000 sets, store them in a warehouse, then plan on selling them all at once. It's quite likely they had a certain number made and ready to ship by August 1st and planned to build and ship as orders come in up to 20,000.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    For comparison's sake, how many FB do you suppose are sold in one year?
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    It took almost a year for TLG to move 20,000 UCS Falcons. I don't know what on earth makes people think they would sell 20,000 obscure technic sets in a few days.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    Bandit said:

    It took almost a year for TLG to move 20,000 UCS Falcons. I don't know what on earth makes people think they would sell 20,000 obscure technic sets in a few days.

    The Falcon was also $500
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    ^ and the market for SW is about 8 million times that of technic.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    Believe it or not there are people out there who are not into the whole minifig craze and prefer advanced building... I know quite a few RC guys who race professionally that bought the 9398 sets because of the similarity to their sport..

    It's no secret that Technic isn't appreciated by the AFOL/TFOL community.. I know this from first hand experience.. Many AFOL/TFOL don't even consider the Technic line to be Lego at all despite many system sets that rely on Technic elements..
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    Bandit said:

    ^ and the market for SW is about 8 million times that of technic.

    One of the problems with the Falcon set was that it was just too big. I've talked to many people over the years who really wanted it(including myself) but just had nowhere to display it...

  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    That is one of the reasons I never bought the Falcon. Also one of the reasons I have sold all of my UCS sets, especially the Star Destroyer. Space really does become an issue.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited August 2013

    Believe it or not there are people out there who are not into the whole minifig craze and prefer advanced building... I know quite a few RC guys who race professionally that bought the 9398 sets because of the similarity to their sport..

    And once they saw how slow it crawled, how'd that go?

    It's no secret that Technic isn't appreciated by the AFOL/TFOL community.. I know this from first hand experience.. Many AFOL/TFOL don't even consider the Technic line to be Lego at all despite many system sets that rely on Technic elements..

    It's no secret? You make it sound like Technic is Chima. I beg to differ, and think that it does indeed have a great fan base, especially among adults.
    FollowsClosely
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited August 2013
    tensor said:

    Believe it or not there are people out there who are not into the whole minifig craze and prefer advanced building... I know quite a few RC guys who race professionally that bought the 9398 sets because of the similarity to their sport..

    And once they saw how slow it crawled, how'd that go?

    It's no secret that Technic isn't appreciated by the AFOL/TFOL community.. I know this from first hand experience.. Many AFOL/TFOL don't even consider the Technic line to be Lego at all despite many system sets that rely on Technic elements..

    It's no secret? You make it sound like Technic is Chima. I beg to differ, and think that it does indeed have a great fan base, especially among adults.
    Well, anyone who knows what a "Crawler" actually is, wouldn't expect it to run over obstacles very fast... Lego does have limitations to what their product can and cannot do without failure, so sadly the crawler's slow speed is probably the best we're going to see for awhile, but at least it doesn't fall apart when you breathe on it... A well constructed Technic model is made to be played with rather than just looked at...

    Yeah, Technic has a great fanbase among people that like Technic, but go to a show once in awhile and you'll see how people turn their nose up at it... You wouldn't believe the rude comments that I heard about my models from other builders at different shows over the years... This is one of the reasons why I quit doing shows and now only do straight toy shows, Kidsfests, and other exhibitions... I'll never forget at Brickworld 2010 a little kid was trying to pull his mother over to my display and said Mommy, look at the cars, and she pulled him away from my table as if it had rattlesnakes on it and said "We didn't come to see that"

    When you look at photo galleries of 100's of pictures from Lego shows that people have taken, it is quite amazing how almost everyone seems to forget to take pictures of anything Technic from those shows...
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    Technic is a system of parts just like the Lego stud is a system of parts. Each serves their purpose. I'm not sure why any stud fan would be offended by technic other than its less compatible with their current system but still compatible.

    I bought 41999 to build and I can't wait this will be my first technic set since the mid 90s.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757

    Technic is a system of parts just like the Lego stud is a system of parts. Each serves their purpose. I'm not sure why any stud fan would be offended by technic other than its less compatible with their current system but still compatible.

    I bought 41999 to build and I can't wait this will be my first technic set since the mid 90s.

    This is how I feel as well.. I absolutely love every aspect of Lego building and appreciate what anyone does... I was born into Technic in the 70's and my first set was the Technic car chassis and then adapted to everything else as I grew up(I was a big fan of the Space theme) but you always go back to your roots at some point... I actually heard someone at Brickworld say that my work didn't belong in the main room and then another one said that it should be out in the parking lot...
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ Did you feel disenfranchised?
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