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Short answer... no.
Just my $.02 ;-)
I know I've read before about Uline but that looks like $2 per box. Is that the best price? What size is best? I was hoping for something in the $1 per box range, but that looks like a dream from what I'm seeing.
I don't blame them for making a small initial production run, why make tons of them, only to get stuck with them and have to clearance them out.
They probably can sell 100,000 of these, which probably surprises someone, somewhere. :)
When they finally do the Portal series, they would be nuts not to do an initial production run of 250,000 with plans to make 1 million of them.
That may sound like a lot, but keep in mind it got to 10,000 supports in 2 weeks, which is just amazing...
Will I buy both? Yes, because I find both interesting, but not until I get a promo or something else to go with them. Either 10% off on Black Friday, or a polybag, or something...
I really don't understand what the appeal is, so many good stuff on cussoo and thats what we end up with :/
Like you said:
" It's literally taking blocks and building them to make whatever you want.".. Well, you can do that with regular LEGO blocks, you don't need to buy a set for that.
Edit: Sorry for the mixup. I didn't realise Pitfall hadn't realised I was referring to the game...if that makes sense :)
To be fair, I had never heard of it before it was made into Lego, so it is all new to me. But anything with a pre-built in audience does have a leg up on something totally new.
Even something like Ninjago isn't really new, the ideas and themes there are so completely rehashed from everything that came before it, it feels familiar, even if a new theme. Really, Ninja's are not a new idea and kids love em. :)
Just wait until the next line comes out, forget Snakes, try PIRATES!!! Kids LOVE Pirates... :)
I've seen some impressive Magic Kingdom Castles made from Lego...now that's really something. That's the whole point right? We love Legos and love to build with Legos. Why do we need a set that is about a game that you build a world with blocks? That is the reason we have Legos. A bunch of Lego blocks and your imagination.
Ok. I'm done now. I tend to ramble on :)
On a side note, I was also at the Ontario Mills store the other day, and they had most or all of the POTC sets as far as I can remember. Unfortunately this store had little or no discounted damaged box items as they sometimes do.
Ontario had been getting huge shipments of damaged boxes in the last few weeks. We may just be in for a dry spell.
You aren't derailing. You are trying to get us to understand why the Lego Set is popular.
My kids are 13 and 10 , and are both into minecraft, so are alot of their friends. Its about £10 on xbox so affordable!
However, we got some very interesting news on the next in the line of this series - (10229) Winter Village Cottage. It will be a massive 1490 pieces (twice the size of the Bakery) and retail for $100 in the USA. If it is an excellent and must have set and the Bakery and Post Office are still available (which I am assuming they will be) then we will see alot of buyers come in to complete the line which will drive prices up on the Toy Shop to possibly $200+. For this to happen tho 10229 has to be spectacular....we should get pics next week. Just MO.
The fact these sets only are available during the holidays is intriguing. I grabbed some of those Christmas Vignettes last year that came free with an order. What do you think of those?