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  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    Just bought 40 leftover loose packets of Batman Movie Series 1 Minifigures from a local departmental store. 

    Was thinking likely no more batman figures in there but after opening them up, surprised to get 1 complete full set of 20 minifigures. :D

    I wonder which is the highly sought after figure, the shark guy? 

    Btw, paid the equivalent of US$1.4 for each packet. :D


    FizyxstluxFowlerBricksSwitchfoot55OnebricktoomanySumoLegoM_BossKingAlanIMooreFX
  • mafonmafon TushinoMember Posts: 48
    Bought Lego Dimensions starter + some packs. I think, as an idea it's freaking great. 

    Now I'm waiting for the packages to arrive. It's ridiculous that it's cheaper to mail them from USA, than to buy domestically.
    sid3windrFowlerBricksFizyx
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 346

    I'll pick up the Diner modular now that I can get double VIP points.  Might pick up a couple of other things as well.  I've got almost $300 in gift cards, so it should be a pretty good haul.

  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,261
    Thought I'd missed out on the Village, but TRU are having an online sale, so I've managed to get one at 25% off RRP. YAY!!!
    Bumblepantsxiahna
  • ZandersmomtracyZandersmomtracy NebraskaMember Posts: 9
    I purchased Assembly square, was going to wait until next month, but could not pass up the double VIP points. Waiting until April to get the detective office, as I really want the promo. 

  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 346
    Picked up my first PAB cup ever, which could be the start of a bad trend.


    Didn't really go in with a plan other than picking up pieces that I thought I could use and pieces that filled the empty spaces. I also got a $5 sand base plate and 2 #40271 Easter Bunny to get the freebie along with the double points. 
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,906
    @Recce I'd have thought that the case would've been picked through.
    Vacation Batman is the valuable one; Orca is on the low end. What else is worthwhile depends on the discount; there's a lot of variance in this series. Lobster Lovin' Batman and Glam Metal Batman are okay, maybe Fairy Batman or Nurse Harley Quinn

    @BillyBricks84 stack bricks to fit more in the cup. I used a baseplate to help make an [email protected] order big enough. CMFs also help. I thought about 40271, but it was out of stock online.

    FowlerBricks
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    Well, yesterday was a Good Day. Along with celebrating my eldest's 16th birthday, I managed to celebrate Double VIP points, and my enduring love of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

    I think this is the largest number of sets I've bought in one day. Hence the photo.

    The observant amongst you will notice there's a couple of IW sets missing - the Sanctum and the Thresher Attack. Leeds had run out of the Sanctum, so that's coming later this week from [email protected] and I'm not quite convinced of the Thresher set. We'll see how the Amazon price does...

    I'm continuing the 'not very complete but they're the ones I like' range of Speed Champion sets, and the Spinjitzu sets are for my boys.

    The Mighty Micro set is actually from John Lewis - I saw a post on the Lego Reddit where someone had used it to MOC a mini gauntlet and I thought that looked cool, but when I looked online no-one had it :( But we were having our free tea and cake from JL, and I thought I'd just take a look, ant it was there for £7.20!

    I may have too many Easter bunny minifigs now! There'll be another one arriving with the Sanctum later on...
    FizyxFowlerBricksBumblepantsMegtheCatGame_on
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    Aaaaaaand, it's here:

    For those interested in such things, it was really well packed and has arrived in perfect condition. And now I have 4 Easter bunnies.
    gmonkey76FowlerBricksGothamConstructionCoBumblepantsbandit778MegtheCatGame_on
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    Bought some small parts recently.


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  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    KingAlanI said:
    @Recce I'd have thought that the case would've been picked through.
    Vacation Batman is the valuable one; Orca is on the low end. What else is worthwhile depends on the discount; there's a lot of variance in this series. Lobster Lovin' Batman and Glam Metal Batman are okay, maybe Fairy Batman or Nurse Harley Quinn

    Me too, luck is definitely on my side. :) 

    Those that only have one out of the 40 packs are Joker, Ocra, Bat Girl and Mime. 


    KingAlanI
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 397
    @MaffyD after you assemble the Sanctorum, can you please tell us how it fares up to a Creator Expert modular?
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    @jnscoelho I would love to, but I don't own any modular buildings. :-( Or any buildings, really. This will be my first.
    FowlerBricksBrickByBrick
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,544
    Just from comparing the pictures on the boxes I’d say it falls in between the mini-modular City sets and the Creator Expert modulars, but closer to the former.
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    I saw Tech Wizard Showdown from Nexo Knights on sale for $35. I'll get it once I have some money.
    FowlerBricks
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,321
    edited March 2018
    sanctum sanctorum next to some modulars :
    https://i.imgur.com/QtayGkQ.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/6baYsdq.jpg
    https://i1.wp.com/www.hellobricks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/LEGO-76108-Sanctum-Sanctorum-Showdown-Modular.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/UMmkCq9r.jpg

    seems to fit pretty well. looks slightly less good maybe. of course it's not closed in the back and far less deep.
    Fizyxoldtodd33FowlerBricksgmonkey76MaffyDMegtheCatstlux
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 397
    @Fauch thanks a lot for the images. It fits as I expected, since it seemed big just from the box, but I was only curious, I see no attraction in the Sanctorum.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,321
    I like it, but I fear it would be the inferior looking of all the buildings I have (PC, PR, BB, avenger tower and 2013 arkham asylum)
    good thing there is the possibility to get iron man in another set, it's my fav 2018 fig so far.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    edited March 2018
    placed an order for the last 2 sets from the nexo knights theme that i have not got yet, on lego.com today.
    the 2x vip points are nice aswell.

    i will be sad to see it go.
    on the other hand it will be 1 less theme that i have to buy.
    it's also the only theme that i set out from the start to own them all......
    FowlerBricksFizyxMegtheCat
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 346
    I picked up the Diner and Sanctum the other day with the two Porsche Speed Champions set.  I'm going to add three rows of bricks to the Sanctum to make it fit in better with my other buildings.
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 346
    KingAlanI said:

    @BillyBricks84 stack bricks to fit more in the cup. I used a baseplate to help make an [email protected] order big enough. CMFs also help. I thought about 40271, but it was out of stock online.

    After spending some time at home playing around with the cup I had purchased, I was able to go back the other day to pick up another cup and some other small items to get another freebie and more 2x VIP. Effort number two:

    BumblepantsKingAlanIFowlerBricksMooreFXMegtheCat
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,906
    @BillyBricks84 hadn't thought about practicing loading a PAB cup at home, cool idea.
    make sure it gets rung up as a refill for the 50c discount, sometimes LEGO Store employees accidentally put it in as new. also, $4.99 baseplate with PAB cup isn't automatically applied for a refill
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,906
    MaffyD said:
    I'm continuing the 'not very complete but they're the ones I like' range of Speed Champion sets
    Smart thinking, gotta catch 'em all can be a money/time sink. I'm not a car guy, so no Speed Champions at all for me, but I'm pick and choose with many other themes. like getting CMFs with subject matter that fits another display, rather than collecting a whole series
    MaffyD
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    Bought these from past 2 days. It's very rare to get 40% or 50% off retail prices, but strangely there are quite a number of such sales going on here right now.

    Maybe there really is a surplus (i.e. lower than expected sales) and TLG is trying to get rid of selective stocks?



    Below are from our local TRU store, the Star Wars Battle pack is discounted to S$12.50 which is around US$10, wheras the 3 City battle packs are on buy-2-get-1-free offer.


    MooreFXFowlerBricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,173
    The individual stores really dictate sales.  It is early April - so this may be part of the cycle to clear excess stock.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    SumoLego said:
    The individual stores really dictate sales.  It is early April - so this may be part of the cycle to clear excess stock.
    For this current sales, it is actually Lego Singapore that triggers the discount, e.g. the buy-2-get-1-free offer, for the LCS stores and also TRU.

    For the 40% to 50% clearance sales, it is also triggered by them but targeted at the LCS, monobrand Lego Stores and other department stores etc.

    Lego SG controlled the prices here very tightly and most stores can't even have their own clearance sales without getting approval from Lego SG else they'll face consequences. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,173
    Recce said:
    Lego SG controlled the prices here very tightly and most stores can't even have their own clearance sales without getting approval from Lego SG else they'll face consequences. 
    My experience is the North American market - which I'm sure is regulated in a completely (or perhaps the same?) manner.  TRU generally bought all of their product in advance - so whatever they wanted to sell or discount the product was their call on the amount of the margin.  I am 100% sure that Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart focus(ed) on volume and moving more stock with a smaller catalog.  

    Amazon is a whole different animal, and I haven't a clue how that relationship works.  I have surmised from bits and pieces of information that the supply chain works similar to [email protected]
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 324
    Got my #75192 Saturday.  Going the coffee table route with the Docking Bay 327 interior. Good summer project.
    Lobot
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,906
    Saw a few TLBM S2 bags at Wegmans. Found Disco Alfred and Black Canary, the two I wanted for my LEGO music collection. Alfred has the same guitar as TLNM Gong & Guitar Rocker. Black Canary's microphone is black with silver print, a change of pace from gold mics in Friends music sets the last few years. Also got one of the chase figures, Swimsuit Batman (got Vacation Joker at another Wegmans)

    @SumoLego what do you mean Amazon's supply chain being similar to [email protected]?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,173
    It is my understanding that Amazon-fullfilled retailers are treated as a single vendor.  They purchase at wholesale prices and pay for the product in advance.  There are limits on product orders, but essentially no limits on how much (or little) vendors sale prices.

    Independent toy sellers with a presence on Amazon or eBay for that matter, are governed by the traditional independent toy retailer agreement.  (There are volume requirements, certain disclosures as to the relative volume of LEGO vs. non-LEGO sales, a site visit, etc.)

    [email protected], despite being owned by LEGO, also logs product 'sales' in the same manner.  Product is charged and 'sold' internally, and then when the product is sold to the end consumer the additional profit margin is logged.  This way, LEGO can accurately track the levels of profit each unit is responsible for.  (The profit from factory production is differentiated from profit at the retail sale.)

    It has been awhile since I have seen an independent toy retailer agreement with LEGO, but I remember them imposing very stringent srandards.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Bought the US Capitol building to get the free mini figure factory promo
    Fizyx
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,321
    wasn't sure about the saturn V, but since everyone seems to love it so much, I'm getting it with the 2 [email protected] promos.
    MegtheCatFizyxchrisalddinsnowhitie
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    edited April 2018
    Fauch said:
    wasn't sure about the saturn V, but since everyone seems to love it so much, I'm getting it with the 2 [email protected] promos.
    it's great... a have to have for any AFoL
    msanders
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    Too much Technic

    I've rediscovered Technic this past week, and after ordering #42078 Mack Anthem I wanted better cargo for a planned MOC of a longer trailer. So, in addition to the Mack, I also got two more models of real vehicles from Amazon: #42053 Volvo EW160E and #42054 CLAAS XERION 5000. Both retired within the past six months, the Volvo was still at RRP, and the CLAAS was $50 off. Then, after perusing old Technic tow trucks looking for something in scale with the other sets, I bid and won an eBay auction for #42008 Service Truck at the original retail price.

    Now I'm gonna need more Technic figs.

    Bumblepantssnowhitie
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,321
    Fauch said:
    wasn't sure about the saturn V, but since everyone seems to love it so much, I'm getting it with the 2 [email protected] promos.
    it's great... a have to have for any AFoL
    yeah, I'm more into historical than space themes, but I hear it's a great build. and you don't get a 1m high model every day.
  • smileyvalsmileyval United StatesMember Posts: 24
    I have a Lego Ideas project you guys might like, And hopefully you guys will soon be buying it, The project is called Baby Lego Hospital Nursery, Here's the link, Please support https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e3b2331c-a53f-4c20-8183-c30deef42b4a
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 346
    This isn't the right thread for that.  

    I picked up two light cycles yesterday and the little Creator dragon to get the Minifig set.
  • andywilsonandywilson UKMember Posts: 60
    Risked the half-term crowds of kids to venture into the Brighton Lego Store and came out with Go Brick Me, the Tron Ideas set and a free minifigure factory.

    There was also a member of staff offering a free minifig bag feeling service, so also picked up a Cactus Girl (I hope) as my wife seems to have a cactus obsession at the moment.
    FowlerBrickssnowhitiestlux
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 500
    I picked up the XBox1 Dimensions starter set and some team packs and fun packs. Target stores in the U.S. have them on clearance now, so I paid only $18.00 US for the starter set. $3.50 US for the fun packs. Now I might have to purchase an XBox 1 :/
    FowlerBricksJooTogmak0137davetheoxygenman
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 912
    Just bought #76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue on Amazon, $99.99 and free 2-day shipping with free 30-day Prime trial.
    FizyxFowlerBrickskrklint
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    Bought below sets recently. Was expecting to have extra nanofigures in the Minifigure Factory, but no extras at all, unlike all other sets with nanofigures. 


    FowlerBrickschrisalddin
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    edited April 2018
    Recce said:
    Bought below sets recently. Was expecting to have extra nanofigures in the Minifigure Factory, but no extras at all, unlike all other sets with nanofigures.
    Not always with decorated nanofigs. The Avengers Airport Battle had an extra Ant-Man, but the giant Helicarrier did not include extra nanofigs.


  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,346
    Not supposed to be getting anything for a while after the expense of Ninjago City but couldn’t resist one of the £8 Manta Ray Bombers in Tesco today.
    FowlerBricksBumblepants
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 912
    Bought Star Wars battle packs #75206 and #75207 at Hub Hobby in Little Canada, Minnesota. $14.99 each. I didn't buy #75212 Kessel Run MF because it was $199.99.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    ^^^ Saturn V did come with an extra astronaut.. so it does indeed vary :-)
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    Probably from different factories with different QA process?
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,355
    [email protected] order arrived this morning.

    FowlerBricksSeanTheCollectorFizyxMegtheCatMr_Cross
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    Today I'll be buying a frame for the front of the Knighton Castle box that I've cut out. It's going to look good on the wall.
    FizyxBumblepantsMegtheCat
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,261
    Managed to score myself a Series 18 Classic Police Officer CMF at the first Target I walked into, after seeing all the posts by some other members of our local AFOL community FB pages, I was worried I'd be encountering box after box void of Classic Police Officers.
    Fizyxpharmjodgmonkey76sid3windrFowlerBricksMegtheCatMr_Crossxiahnastlux
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