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Exo suit availability and price

chris_bhamchris_bham Member Posts: 65
edited July 2014 in Collecting
Hi all,

I am new to lego and only have a couple of my first sets, these being the VW camper van and ghostbusters set. I am looking at getting the Eco suit and obviously this is out to order come the 01/08/14 online.

As I am quiet new will these sell out virtually straight away as I read there a limited run, would you recommend logging on first thing to get the order in and if so what time do they usually go live and I can't see anything on the lego uk site as yet so I can bookmark the page.

Finally....I have looked for it but any official announcement on the UK price?

Cheers

Chris
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  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    It's already on sale in UK Lego stores if you can get to one - £29.99.
  • chris_bhamchris_bham Member Posts: 65
    Love to get to a store....however nearest one is about 100 miles from me...grrrr
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,886
    edited July 2014
    They won't sell out immediately, at least I'd be very surprised if they do! If you're planning on buying it I'd recommend getting it on the 1st but I suspect it won't go OOS at shop.LEGO.com for a month or so at the very earliest.

    But, I guess we'll see...

    I'll provide links on the Brickset home page as soon as I can on the Friday. If you buy through them it helps keep Brickset online.

    It's £29.99 in the UK.

    Welcome to Brickset, BTW, you've picked an expensive hobby and the right place to talk about it!
    tedtube
  • chris_bhamchris_bham Member Posts: 65
    Your have to forgive me regarding what OSS at shop.lego.com and what that means.
  • chris_bhamchris_bham Member Posts: 65
    Wait there OOS...out of stock? Lol
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I would see #41999 as the best example of how long to expect this to stay in stock. Similar~ish production run, in store and online, similar levels of pre-release hype but quite a big difference in RRP. Experience of curiosity rover will surely make some stock up on this as well as those wanting lots of classic green spacemen. If you really don't want to miss out I wouldn't hang around too long but no need to wake up early/stay up late I guess.
  • JayEmJayEm United KingdomMember Posts: 62
    I can't make it to a Lego store either (I'm from Birmingham, and I assume you are too from your username), so I'm just planning to order it sometime during the morning on the 1st. I'll be very surprised if it's out of stock by then.
  • chris_bhamchris_bham Member Posts: 65
    Yeah Birmingham mate. Whatever happened to the bull ring store?
  • JayEmJayEm United KingdomMember Posts: 62
    It closed down, I think due to poor business. It's a shame because there have been a lot of Lego stores opening in the UK since then, but never any in the Midlands.
    tedtube
  • chris_bhamchris_bham Member Posts: 65
    So I take it you can't recommend any stores In our area?
  • augenaugen Worcester, UKMember Posts: 317
    There's a link on the site now, but goes through to a product not available page.

    +1 for a new store in Birmingham. I am surprised that Lego haven't opened one since the Bullring's been redeveloped.
    tedtube
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    Currently waiting for it to go up on [email protected] Usually it's updated by now, don't see what the delay is.
  • ZacheranoZacherano Member Posts: 59
    I too am waiting for [email protected], but also contemplating whether I should wait for the copy from my local toy store to come in. They are gold certified with Lego and have reliably stocked all the Ideas/Cuusoo sets and pretty much all others before/on the date Lego starts selling them.

    I unfortunately missed my chance on the Curiosity Rover as I was busy and not paying close attention at the time, and it's a shame the only ones I can find anywhere online are exorbitantly priced already! Precisely how long did it take the sell out online? Does anyone have an idea of what the production run was for it?

    Thanks!
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    how is it these two exo suit threads weren't merged long ago?
    TXLegoguy
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    12:04am. WTH?
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    Lego is trolling us, haha. I predict they will be available by 12:15 am.... Hopefully, because I am tired and want to go to sleep. -_-
  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100
    Get it together Tyrone!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,917
    Send me your credit card info and I'll help you guys buy it. ;-) It's only 9 pm here!
  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100

    Send me your credit card info and I'll help you guys buy it. ;-) It's only 9 pm here!

    Seems legit
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 373
    One way to guarantee it doesn't sell out right away is to not actually put it up for sale!
  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100
    Well I guess it's time...
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,917
    edited August 2014
    Back ordered already?!?!?

    Good thing I'm heading out early tomorrow to my LEGO store.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    edited August 2014
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! Super.

    Edit: Wait. Everything with an 8/1 release date says the same thing...
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    yeah, i think it's some sort of glitch (or odd feature to hide true inventory levels)
  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100
    I think they're trying to get people not to order so other people have a chance. I decided to go ahead and order up my 2 already.
  • The_MackThe_Mack Member Posts: 239

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! Super.

    Edit: Wait. Everything with an 8/1 release date says the same thing...

    It's because I bought their entire stock using my 27% discount. I'm sorry...
    patrickbransdougtsRainstorm26
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 373
    Success. 2 each of the Research Institute and the Exo Suit (plus the Mini Mini) will eventually be headed my way.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    I checked a little after midnight and it still said coming soon. now the [email protected] site took forever to load and and going very slow.
  • Ra226Ra226 Member Posts: 20
    Yeah, before midnight, it said "coming August 2014." Around 12.10-15 it changed to "coming soon"and stayed that way for a time... Then next I checked, around 12.35 (wife and I had gotten caught up in a DS9 episode), it had gone live and stated "out of stock--will ship in 30 days." I placed my order, it maxed at 2, so I ordered 2.

    So it sounds like the consensus is when it went up, it was already out of stock? I had assumed maybe they had simply sold out the local supply in record time--the 50% off B-Wing all over again!

    ...and now, it's listed as "Available Now" but the site is real slow. Perhaps the "Lego is trolling us" theory is correct :)
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    edited August 2014
    I've had enough frustration trying to shop online already this week waiting for HTS to put Hasbro SDCC exclusives online. I hope Lego isn't getting even more ideas from Hasbro. On the other hand I wouldn't mind having a chance to buy Lego's SDCC items on their website.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    I got my order in but what a journey. The site kept crashing. I was not able to use any VIP, no free shipping was award and no bonus poly even though all parameters were met with ease. I am hoping this will be resolved on their end once the site sees fewer traffic.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    Looking at my cart now, it says "if your order qualifies for promotions, they will be applied after we have processed your transaction." So I think you'll be OK for the free shipping assuming it qualifies, but I haven't read anything about any free poly this month for US orders. I was hoping for Frax' Phoenix Flyer this month.
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 153
    @chris_bham‌ it was a different time for TLG and brand stores were burning cash so the expensive Bullring store had to go. Who knows where the next brand store in the UK might pop up as the TLG drive canny deals which can be hard for a landlord to reconcile.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    It was an uphill battle, but [email protected] finally allowed me to make the order after the site continuously stopped working.
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 516
    ^ likewise but when I finally got to checkout it applied VIP points and free shipping etc. never known [email protected] to be so slow.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Has anyone seen these in stores in the US? I would rather drive to the Anaheim store but don't know if they'll have them already
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,355
    Limit of 5 UK [email protected]
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    And still backordered, even for the UK, despite having "available" status on the website.
  • JayEmJayEm United KingdomMember Posts: 62
    edited August 2014
    Order placed about 9 this morning, went through fine but no confirmation email yet... do I just wait now?

    @chris_bham‌ unfortunately I can't, I do virtually all of my Lego buying online.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Yep - email confirmations are slow at the best of times from [email protected] and when its busy due to new release or sales its crazy slow. So long as your order shows up in the order status list you should be fine.
  • JayEmJayEm United KingdomMember Posts: 62
    Thanks for the advice. I ordered it as a guest though, so I'm not sure where I'd find an order status list?
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    @monkeyhanger - the 'Out of stock, expected ship date 4 Sep 2014' showing now isn't 'still' it was properly available for quite some time this morning. Hopefully thats a manual 'crap we've had a lot of orders and need to get a handle on availability' rather than an actual sold out.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^ Sorry, can't help you then. :-(

    I see its now OOS in all countries.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    edited August 2014
    I ordered at 8:00 this morning, and it said that it was in stock. Was that a mistake due to site maintenance or was I lucky enough to get one? How would I know if it's back ordered? I checked order status and it's now in process.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,651
    It would say back ordered in the order status.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    Oh okay, thanks. That's a relief then. :)
    cheshirecat
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,651
    PS. The order status might say "in process" but check inside the order, on each line. Even if the exosuit is backordered, the order status might be in process if it contains the mini poly.

    If the line with the exosuit on says in process, you should be OK, but it might change to back ordered. You never know with their order system.

    The expected date might be completely wrong too. Often things come weeks before the expected date.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I hope @chris_bham didn't sleep late!
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    I believe production runs are staggered, so that they don't have to store 1,000s of sets for months while they gradually sell; the 'Available September' thing is just a place-holder until the next batch make it off the line. (it's a bit more complicated than that, but you get the gist).
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    We might get a free mini posted out on it's own while waiting for the Exosuit back order.
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