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  • OldTownBricksOldTownBricks VirginiaMember Posts: 109
    It does appear to vary by store--I was able to have 2 shipped home at $75 each from an area store. Try zip code 22180 for a store that has them at $75 shipped (and free shipping!). 
  • Yo_dAYo_dA Hawkins, INMember Posts: 69
    Well, my pickup order for GE apparently isn’t available so Wallyworld substituted for #75316

    Looks like I won’t be getting this deal:(

    Bumblepants560HeliportReesesPieces
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    edited September 13
    It's still a blue and gray spaceship, the picker put at least a little consideration into the substitution.

    Sorry we're out of Galaxy Explorer, here are 25 DOTS packs.
    560HeliportFizyxvanvonfulljmeninnoAstrobrickseggshengmonkey76
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,794
    That's why I always check the "do not substitute" option when placing a pickup order for LEGO at Walmart.
    Yo_dA
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,653
    edited September 13
    LOL, what a difference a day makes, I checked Walmart.com for the #10497 on a lark and it showed as $75 and let me check out and have them delivered at $75 as well.
    Switchfoot55Fizyxflightrisk
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,100
    I read you have to change your local store that has it priced for $75 whether they technically have it in stock or not.  Then, it will let you order for shipping for the $75 price.
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 359
    So does anyone have a list of what parts are needed to build the smallest ship after building the middle one from one kit?
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,441
    LOL, what a difference a day makes, I checked Walmart.com for the #10497 on a lark and it showed as $75 and let me check out and have them delivered at $75 as well.
    Exact same situation here! Odd. Great pickup for the price + Honey Cashback!
    madforLEGO
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809
    It's all hit and miss...or maybe some deep, dark secret marketing plan for WM....assuming they have plans, strategies, and ideas.  I tried the first day and it was $100 for me everywhere or shipped...with only 1 store having it in stock.  Then yesterday, it was $75 shipped.  It seems WM is a complete mess right now with in-store scanners showing random, above retail prices and Brickseek having problems with getting prices and inventory now too.
  • flightriskflightrisk USAMember Posts: 198
    Hit and miss is right.  I tried off and on all day yesterday and got nowhere.  Woke up early this morning and it worked.  Even the fish tanks were available at rollback prices.   So I got a couple of those and the Galaxy Explorer.
    What seems off to me is that they’re all being delivered separately.   Just got my first fish tank delivered by a guy from his own personal car wrapped in a Walmart grocery bag.  It had to be local, why make me jump through hoops and change locations just to get the discount?  
    Oh well, at least I finally got the fish tanks at a decent price (and the Galaxy Explorer was a very nice surprise).  
    Fizyx
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,653
    edited September 14
    Ok, so I got the sets:
    Good news: It was quick (I mean in about 24 hours!).
    Bad news: They came 'as is', no shipping box (not even a shipping 'bag').
    Medium news: While there are a few creases in the box, the shipping label was something that would easily peel off without damaging the box, and the boxes where in decent shape, one box was in decent shape the other was a bit more creased..
    Switchfoot55Marshallmario
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809
    ^ Ugh.  Spending $75 and they still can't put it in a box!?  Where was it shipped from?  My tracking says mine left Covington, LA....to Iowa via FedEx.
  • OldTownBricksOldTownBricks VirginiaMember Posts: 109
    Mine had definite shelf wear, but were in a box and shipped from NY to VA. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,794
    I got one #10497, shipped overnight via FedEx from PA to CT, in a shipping box that could have held 3 of the set and loaded up with bubble wrap. Arrived undamaged.
    WesterBricksSwitchfoot55Marshallmario
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809
    I received mine today as well...in a box not quite big enough to fix the set...kinda.  It went corner to corner to squeeze in with a piece of paper packing material include....now sure why....I had to pry the box out of the Walmart box(almost had to cut the outer box to get the Lego box out)....and still arrived like it was sat on and a few creases and the top of the #10497 must have had some sort of sticker on it and was peeled off because there the outer coloring gone and now just brown cardboard.  Shipped from Louisiana to Iowa.
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 70
    So the lesson here is not to order collectible LEGO shipped from Walmart. Check!
    560HeliportWesterBricksMarshallmario
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,653
    So the lesson here is not to order collectible LEGO shipped from Walmart. Check!

    Well its all relative. If you care about the LEGO box itself, sure Walmart is likely going to beat up the box a bit, but if you are just looking for the set, it shouldn't matter (and you are getting a set at a discount).
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 187
    I received #10497 on Saturday. The box it was shipped in was large enough with several air-filled bags to protect it. However, one corner of the box was dinged a bit. No big deal, but be warned if you're wanting a perfect box, you may not get one.
    datsunrobbie
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,794
    So the lesson here is not to order collectible LEGO shipped from Walmart. Check!
    More accurately, if you want to get LEGO in a pristine box, don't have it shipped.
    560Heliportgmonkey76Marshallmario
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,653
    edited September 19
    Was about to say that the 10497 was back in stock, but either they are gone again or Walmart's site is messing with me.
  • Cassy0110Cassy0110 FranceMember Posts: 10
    Is Walmart cheaper? 
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809

    Not in stock at Lego.com but Walmart has plenty at the old price in my store!!

    According to Brickseek(if that works again) there were none available anywhere at Walmarts(unless I drove 75miles one-way) or Targets.  I happened to be taking my niece into the local Target today and they had 3 on the shelf at $169.99....but the Target App scanned at $199.99.  This store still has all the old prices before the LEGO markups.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,653
    Walmart has the #10497 back in stock online for 75 USD
    Modeltrainman
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 128
    Walmart has the #10497 back in stock online for 75 USD
    I was just able to order for pickup for the $75 price via the app. 
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 628
    scotty12 said:

    Not in stock at Lego.com but Walmart has plenty at the old price in my store!!

    According to Brickseek(if that works again) there were none available anywhere at Walmarts(unless I drove 75miles one-way) or Targets.  I happened to be taking my niece into the local Target today and they had 3 on the shelf at $169.99....but the Target App scanned at $199.99.  This store still has all the old prices before the LEGO markups.
    I also saw 2 at a Target over the weekend (1 with the side flap open...) and the store scanners showed them as $199.99.  Couldn't find a shelf tag for it but if it had one that showed $169.99, I would've tried getting the price adjusted at the register.
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 128
    Walmart has the #10497 back in stock online for 75 USD
    I was just able to order for pickup for the $75 price via the app. 
    …and woke up to a text alert saying it was out of stock and the order had been cancelled. 
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,044
    Walmart has the #10497 back in stock online for 75 USD
    I was just able to order for pickup for the $75 price via the app. 
    …and woke up to a text alert saying it was out of stock and the order had been cancelled. 
    Try online?
    madforLEGO
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 128
    Walmart has the #10497 back in stock online for 75 USD
    I was just able to order for pickup for the $75 price via the app. 
    …and woke up to a text alert saying it was out of stock and the order had been cancelled. 
    Try online?
    Yep sure enough I was able to buy it and get it delivered today. Looking forward to the build!
    madforLEGO
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 3,019
    #10497 is one of those sets that I will likely always wish I had bought. Especially when it's retired and selling on the aftermarket for $400. It is just another casualty of an ever narrowing LEGO focus. 

    I am genuinely glad to see so many people have been able to take advantage of this Walmart sale and add one (or seven) to their collections!
    560HeliportmadforLEGOModeltrainman
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 256
    edited September 25
    Got the last #10497 at my Walmart for $75
    Bumblepantslowlead
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809
    Last week...according to Brickseek and Walmart, I didn't have any within 65 miles of my location.  I ran into a local WM to check on some spring clearance....and there were 2 #10497 on the shelf.  So the only 2 WM to get them within 60mile radius (8 WM) were the 2 smallest ones, that discount Lego the fastest because of shelf space.
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 293
    I submitted my Walmart receipt for the castle and got an e-mail back on August 24th which said, "Submission Received" and "We will be in touch within 24 hours."
    Got nothing after that.

    I guess I'm not getting the little castle GWP, huh?
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 384
    Ideas tree house #21318 sale online $175.00
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,653
    Im tempted to buy one, but also concerned it shows up in no shipping box.
    Onebricktoomany
  • MalkanMalkan COMember Posts: 64
    Two Walmarts around me that were sold out of #10497 before recently put up a special display of them in the main aisle. They were still marked at $75. If you missed them before might be worth checking again.
    560HeliportPapaBear
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809
    ^ Same here.  All my local WM seem to have at least 2 on the shelves for $75.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    I should probably set aside $100 or so specifically in case I ever spot #10497 clearanced at $50 or less- IMO, the set is a great deal at RRP, so half off or better would be fantastic.
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 777
    For anyone who has Rakuten they are currently offering 10% off toys and some other categories at Walmart so #10497 would end up costing one $67.50 in the end if you place an online order.
    WesterBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    ^ and now there's one fewer because I bought one- my third Galaxy Explorer. 

    "Hi, I'm Kurt, and I'm an addict."
    rd1899karritYo_dAgmonkey76MarshallmarioAstrobrickslowleadWesterBrickspxchris
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 777
    I'm really tempted but I've bought so much lately I'm trying to restrain myself.  Just ordered the two advent calendars I know Costco won't be getting in from Walmart.  They expect the big three Calendars to arrive tomorrow at my local Costco.  Placed two orders with Target in the last two days as well as picked up The Shrieking Shack from them at a nice discount using accumulated Target Circle rewards.  I still need to get the Castle & am toying with grabbing the Cantina from Lego with double points and the 15% Rakuten cash back.  And I need a second copy of the Christmas Tree.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55WesterBricks
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 187
    I should probably set aside $100 or so specifically in case I ever spot #10497 clearanced at $50 or less- IMO, the set is a great deal at RRP, so half off or better would be fantastic.
    A Walmart in Missouri has them marked down to $50. My son saw my set and was wishing he got it. Now he has one coming this Christmas!
    Switchfoot55560HeliportmadforLEGOBumblepantsWesterBricksMarshallmario
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,330
    I checked the Shakopee and Burnsville stores today for #10497. They both had a full cardboard display in the middle of a main aisle, and both were $75. I was really hoping for $50.
    560HeliportmadforLEGOMarshallmario
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 596
    If everybody holds strong and refuses to buy them, we can force a 50% deal!
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 168
    edited October 14
    ^ I don't think anyone who frequents this forum  (AKA support group) has anywhere close to that sort of will power! :)
    lowlead560Heliportgmonkey76
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 655
    edited October 14
    ^^ Especially against a dedicated cardboard display FULL of them - it's like a Venus Flytrap or a Siren song for Classic Spacers.  Abandon all hope.


    *Classic Space gravity well begins pulling me and my shopping cart sideways toward display*

    GAH!!!
    560HeliportWesterBricksMarshallmariogmonkey76
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    ^ and now there's one fewer because I bought one- my third Galaxy Explorer. 

    "Hi, I'm Kurt, and I'm an addict."
    ^ and ^^ Yep. Just couldn't resist.
    WesterBricksMarshallmario
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 777
    I'm still resisting going for a second one.  Been to 4 different Walmarts this week but only saw the display in one and it was half empty.  Trying to wait for Black Friday deals.   I'm hoping they offer #11021 for a lower price. 
    560HeliportAstrobricks
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 809
    Anyone know what the process of Walmarts clearances are now....including Brickseek.  Brickseek has essentially become useless...everything is "unknown"....unless there's a new Brickseek+ or the Walmart + that shows actually(relatively close) store stock and prices.  I still have Walmart clearance Lego sets on shelves still sitting at 30% off clearance.  It's been 2 plus months since it was first marked down and no longer on Walmart.com.  I keep waiting for prices to further drop...but they haven't.  And the only way to check is drive to the store occasionally.
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