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Would anyone be able to swap the sets for some Daily Mail Polybags?
I shop a lot in uniform too. :-)
I shop a lot in uniform too. :-)
I did pick up a TRU credit card (shhhhhhh!) last week while using several coupons to purchase two Britax convertible car seats for our future Duplo building granddaughter. Their 5% discount should come in handy in the future. And their 15% off on the day you get a credit card saved a lot of dough. If you time this right, you could do quite well with a new TRU cc. (Now I have to hide it and NOT use it!)
Just built the pizza cafe, and it is just darling as we say in the South. A real cutie! A big thanks to whoever at LEGO designed these micro sets!
Haven't seen you here for a while. Welcome back.
TRU has a bunch of week 1 for sale now. Silly. They should save them and give them to those when the others sell out. If they sell out. I think TRU finally has a lot in stock of their promos but they overestimated the demand. These likely don't appeal to many kids (not a license nor are mini figs included).
I will build weeks 1&2 this week to see what building them is like. I'll get the other 2 weeks and have a block and perhaps MOC more buildings in this scale.
So yesterday I went to the same location as last week and now they let me buy 4 Pizza Cafe's outright along with a 5th one for free for exceeding the $75 threshold. I guess it's just a matter of CSR roulette.
Anecdotally they had sold out of 40180's on Saturday and after the 5 copies of 40181 that I bought they only had 2 more.
@MugenPower They are at the service desk.
My local TRUs are releasing them in order, and none are available ahead of their scheduled week. I, too, am seeing lots of stock in certain locations. (I'm in Orange County, btw).
I like the idea of buying four of them to get a free one! Had not thought of that one!
One TRU has no Bricktober sets on the shelf at all. I assume they're kept behind the counter.
The 2nd TRU only had theater out last week so this store was releasing it in order and it is for sale $19.99.
The 3rd TRU has all four sets available all at once for sale at $19.99 each.
I bought a week 4 today, they let me get one.
They will probably require a manager override because it's too early to go on sale. The cashiers can do it too so choose your cashier wisely. Be cool man, be cool.....
Sets were released:
#40180 Oct 5
#40181 Oct 12
#40182 Oct 19
#40182 Oct 26
It seems to me after seeing 3 of the 4 Bricktober sets that:
1. They are wildly overpriced for what one gets. Most of the pieces are 1 by 1 plates or tiles. The sets are tiny when built and should be priced at 8-10US max.
2. LEGO/TRU messed up when they did not make these little sets compatible with the slightly larger mini-modulars, a set I adore. Scale is becoming a real problem with all of the little builds out there. Some of us would like to put all of these on one large plate and make a little town scene, but the differences in scale are making this quite difficult. Note: I did read the earlier discussions of enlarging this to 8 by 8 plates, but am wondering why the heck should WE (the buyers) have to do this? The sellers made the mistake of making the sets too small and too expensive.
3. I would not be surprised if TRU has a ton of these left over at some stores when the promotion ends. SO it may be possible then to buy them at a decent discount (greater than 25 percent off.)
4. In spite of all of the above, I do like the sets and feel that they are very cute. And much better than previous Bricktober freebies, which I did not collect.
If there are many leftover at the end of week four and they are discounted quite a bit, that would be the time to buy all four. Otherwise you will have to pay 20US plus sales tax each unless you buy all four to get a fifth one free. I will be keeping an eye on what is left at our TRU and am aware that several folks (without US TRU store access) have expressed interest in acquiring all four sets. It does not look as if the general public will be interested in these sets because they are so small and priced so high.
It may be that adults are just not that interested in the LEGO offered at TRU at the moment and the fact that almost nothing is on sale this month. I cannot find sets to buy at their prices in order to meet the 75US requirement to earn the free Bricktober set.
@MugenPower, you need to buy 4 of these sets to get a freebie. You have to purchase $75.
I've been buying the TRU exclusives. And also Series 1 Mixels (lucky!). Added a couple bricktober sets to one transaction to make $75 as well.