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Lego employee gift

margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
Just ran into my TRU Lego rep (and boy was she ever tearing her hair out, store is a cluster) and she told me their gift this year was a nice backpack filled with small sets, so NO exclusive this year. I think it's more of the same pattern of trying to prevent reselling.

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  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    ^ I saw the box front image here on Brickset earlier, but hadn't seen the other image. The concept of four small builds to share across the family is great.

    Frosty the Skeleton is a bit disconcerting, though.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    So instead of one exclusive to tempt reselling, there are four exclusives to tempt reselling. Fascinating.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,877
    Someone sent me the images earlier today. I didn't want to plaster the news over the home page in case some employees hadn't got theirs yet.

    I guess some people are not so considerate!
    rocaoLegoFanTexascarlqjasorbeegeedee
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Time to get that spoiler functionality working :)
    icey117FollowsClosely
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Ahh, my Lego lady is naive, she said no exclusives. I need to refind her and offer to buy her sets. :-) She didn't think she would make money like she did selling her gift from last year.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    Cute little builds with the exception of Frosty the snowman angel of death.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited December 2013
    Any pictures of the backpack? She said it was really nice quality.
    Her son actually said "aw mom, it would be nice except for the Lego logo". Just wait until he comes out of his dark age and realizes what he did.
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    Frosty the dark angel / will bring you down a hole / with a corn cob scythe and a smile of death / he'll take away your soul.

    Seriously kind of terrifying.
    CircleKcarlqred5
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    CircleK said:

    Cute little builds with the exception of Frosty the snowman angel of death.

    I just looked at the picture again because I didn't know what you were talking about. Freaky!!!

  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Hummm…I am still longing for Santa to drop the 2011 Lego Duck employee gift down our nonexistent chimney. That will be on a cold day in hell for sure. Just can't bring myself to pay 100+US for something with 84 pieces and that so many employees received for free.

    Somehow this year's gift does not seem to compare to the Lego Duck.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    thenos said:

    Frosty the dark angel / will bring you down a hole / with a corn cob scythe and a smile of death / he'll take away your soul.

    Seriously kind of terrifying.

    It's from the Monster Fighters set that didn't quite make it into production.
    binaryeyeMathBuilder
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Love this one. What's that thing frosty is holding, is that a 1x2 bar somehow?
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    The Heisenberg hat doesn't help either.
    "I'm the one who frosts!"
    "Stay out of my North Pole!"
    MathBuilder
  • mrbradfordmrbradford Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 45
    vitreolum said:

    Love this one. What's that thing frosty is holding, is that a 1x2 bar somehow?

    Pretty sure it's a brown carrot top same as the reindeer antlers.

  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    But, Frosty is glow in the dark white! So, a new part/color after all.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310


    "I'm the one who frosts!"
    "Stay out of my North Pole!"

    "Say... My.... Name...."
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    I noticed that the elf hat and ears part from the CMF elf had been added to replacement parts last Wednesday. Almost as expensive as the whole figure though. I wonder if it is due to this set.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    How little do you need to work for Lego to get yourself this set, would a Saturday job at a Lego shop count?
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    Kinda doubt they'd hire you for one day a week. That said I think it depends more on when you were hired than how much you work.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ That is nuts... almost a buck a part, and I don't see anything really special in there that couldn't be bricklinked... (or for that matter, made from your own personal stash of random Creator-type parts)

    Wow...

    But hey, it only takes 1! :)
    madforLEGO
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    edited December 2013
    Yeah it's one of those things for employees who have worked there for a long time. My friend who recently left his manager position at the Westfield brand store last month, received the 2012 SDCC minifigures over the summer holidays from someone in the company.

    Another example of an employee exclusive is The LEGO Story DVD, which my friend actually gave to me as a present. And the blue Laval/Cragger t-shirt, which, again, present from my friend, as it was store employees only.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,375
    Wil348 said:

    My friend who recently left his manager position at the Westfield brand store last month, received the 2012 SDCC minifigures over the summer holidays from someone in the company.

    Wow.... I definitely need to change my occupation.
    RomanticWarrior
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    edited December 2013
    Word...!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    Well I guess the employees have to be able to afford non-discounted Exclusives somehow.
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    Where are people getting the idea that employee discounts don't apply to exclusives?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Plell said:

    Where are people getting the idea that employee discounts don't apply to exclusives?

    In the US at least, they don't... I've had multiple LEGO employees and a store manager all tell me this. It was posted 6 months ago multiple times by multiple sources.

    Has something changed?
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    I saw the rumors back then, but they struck me as being of the "heard it from a guy on Reddit whose roommate's brother knows a guy at the LEGO Store" variety. I'll have to check on my next shift.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    ^ They must've struck you hard! ;o)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Plell said:

    I saw the rumors back then, but they struck me as being of the "heard it from a guy on Reddit whose roommate's brother knows a guy at the LEGO Store" variety. I'll have to check on my next shift.

    Check on your next shift, as in you work at a Lego store?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432

    Plell said:

    I saw the rumors back then, but they struck me as being of the "heard it from a guy on Reddit whose roommate's brother knows a guy at the LEGO Store" variety. I'll have to check on my next shift.

    Check on your next shift, as in you work at a Lego store?
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/237331/#Comment_237331
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited December 2013
    Ah neat-o.

    So you're just now finding out if your discount applies to exclusives? I don't think I could wait that long to find out, it would drive me nuts.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    edited December 2013

    Ah neat-o.

    So you're just now finding out if your discount applies to exclusives? I don't think I could wait that long to find out, it would drive me nuts.

    Not as bad IMO as people who do not work there alerting you to it, but better than going up to the counter like anyone else and hearing 'we do not do discounts for employees on exclusives'. :-)

    Again unless like LFT said something has changed.
  • BeardedCastleGuyBeardedCastleGuy Member Posts: 127
    Considering the amount of ruckus made back when they went to the 'no discounts on exclusives-hard to find sets' when they implemented it back in July, I'd be surprised if this had changed. Considering that most folks first heard of said then new policy via the LEGO magazine coupon or another program with a perk, hearing that employee's didn't get the discount either was a secondary happenstance.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645

    ^ That is nuts... almost a buck a part, and I don't see anything really special in there that couldn't be bricklinked... (or for that matter, made from your own personal stash of random Creator-type parts)

    Wow...

    But hey, it only takes 1! :)

    You can now get on in the brickset marketplace, down to 60c a part.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    It's interesting because I have a friend that works for company headquarters in Billund and after seeing this thread I sent him a picture to see if thats what he got and he said we wasn't sure - He would be getting his gift this Friday.
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    Just got mine tonight! I was only hired in early November, so I'm guessing the cutoff was just 30 days. I want to take it home to build with my family on Christmas; the question is whether I can resist building it myself before then.
    margotkhmellymel
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Congrats! Glad to hear you are going to build it!
    madforLEGO
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