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They'll all go in the cupboard until closer to Christmas... :-)
I got 5% discount on my purchase of the SW Slave I set #75060 so it was priced at €189,99 instead of €199,99 and I redeemed all my VIP points of €45 in total which I have been saving up for a long time. So I got the coolest SW set out there from a galaxy far far away for: Tsjing! Tsjing! a whopping cool €144,99
And it comes with that yummi Gingerbread house set too!
I am so ecstatic!
Unfortunately it also means I am pretty much definitely done buying Lego for the rest of the year.
Must - resist - any - and - all - temptation - to - buy - more!
(I am such a brick junky)
I had to work from home on Thursday and Friday, due to car problems, so I haven't been able to pick up #926 Command Centre, #40106 Toy Workshop, #40124 Winter Fun and #40125 Santa's Visit, which have all been delivered to my office... Very frustrating!
It is a really cute gift set, that I think will be popular with many people, especially as a present. I suppose some households with multiple Lego fans might be disappointed with this restriction.
Good luck with your Taj Mahal project.
This is perhaps not the right topic to ask this, if anyone has that intel anyway, but I always wonder how many of these (exclusive) 'limited edition' gift sets TLG produces???
10.000 or a 100.000 sets, I have no idea!
I am referring just to sets such as: the gingerbread-house; Christmas train; little pirate set in special box; white classic astronaut with robot set in special box; Christmas elves toymaker tool shed; etc.
Isn't it curious that you guys on the other side of the Atlantic got double VIP points (amounting to a discount of 10%) on 21-11-2015, but here we got 5% discount on big orders (€125 or over), and that on top of that different countries here in Europe had different deals and special offers. In NL there was only the Gingerbread house when you spend €65, but I read in the UK next to that certain sets were also reduced in price:
Check out e.g. the comment @TheOneVeyronian wrote.
#5980 squidman pitstop
#4182 cannibal escape
dat throne so awesome
...test bricks from the era when Lego were moving from the old style brick that didn't have the tubes to the new style that does.
These were moulded by Bayer and BASF to test the "clutch" of the design and also test different colours
Rarer that any set you'll buy.
This guy has an amazing collection:
I didn't want to be left standing in the rain like I did with metalbeards seacow that suddenly vanished from the [email protected] without being labelled 'retiring soon'. Ok, so it may be marketing ploy to sell more sets, but at least they let you know it may be gone in the next 6 - 9 months.
I am however gutted that the Lego Calendar offer is in store only. The store closest to me is 3 hours drive ffs. I have what seems like a gaping hole on the wall where my calendar usually hangs and I havn't yet got one for 2016. :(
^ It definitely won't be. My first was actually the Caribbean Clipper back when I was 10 years old. I haven't added many since then though. Just 3 since coming out of my dark ages--Black Pearl, Pirate Ship Ambush, and Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty (I know most won't count that last one for obvious reasons, but I do). Seriously thinking of getting Brick Bounty as well. Even though it's new, it reminds me so much of my childhood.
I highly recommend the Black Pearl. It's one of my favorite sets. Of course, it's appreciated so much it's almost out of reach to many. I got lucky and got a sealed one for $220 a little over a year ago (not so lucky though considering I could have bought it many times at RRP). Now it looks like sealed ones are close to $400.
Yeah, I can see the Black Pearl being a nice model. The 2 ships I was referring to were Metalbeards Seacow - I chose to purchse the Ewok Village instead thinking it would be gone sooner (doh!) - and the Imperial Flagship.
If you are looking to get Brick Bounty do it sooner rather than later, sold out at U.S. [email protected]; but widely available elsewhere. Still, better to be safe than sorry.
My first 15 years of collecting was my first 15 years of life, so many of those years the sets were whichever ones I got as presents. Back then I don't think I was interested in LEGO trains all that much. Not sure why. My cousin has a huge model train layout that was amazing. Maybe I wanted that as opposed to a LEGO one. (Of course, I never had one of those either.)
Then when I got back into LEGO in 1999-2000 it was solely due to the release of the Star Wars theme.
Fast forward to 2012-Present and I think I waited over 3 years since coming out of my dark ages because of the expense. That sounds ridiculous considering how much I've spent overall on LEGO, but none of the train sets excited me enough to spend that much on them. Then my son really, REALLY liked the High Speed Passenger Train. Then my wife said "that one is cool." Then it dropped to $109 on Amazon. I know it's not the most desirable of the LEGO trains. Probably one of the least based on what I read around here. But that price and the fact that my son (who is starting to love LEGO) and my wife (who normally has ZERO interest) both liked it, well, it became the first one...more than 36 years after I received my first LEGO set.
And just like that, I now own 2. Hogwarts Express as well.
I may get into PF next year.#60052 looks cool and it has a cow!
I just received these sets! The most important one is Doctor Who!!! The other ones were to get to 99$ and get my third Gingerbread House. Fortunately, my order wasn't messed and I received all of my sets. I'm very happy right now! ;)