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Has anyone ever Reviewed Lego Store Displays!

dodianododiano Member Posts: 72

Just got my hand on this one in my home country!! It is amazing!! Even is the Princess Theme I really don't care it looks very nice and the light effects is amazing! Took a small video:

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  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 636
    dodiano said:

    Just got my hand on this one in my home country!! It is amazing!! Even is the Princess Theme I really don't care it looks very nice and the light effects is amazing! Took a small video:

    Bricktsar did an unboxing of a Thomas duplo display
  • dodianododiano Member Posts: 72
    Didn't want to damage this... It is actually pretty cool!
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    I've just been donated four of these to raise money for Barnardos but have no idea of the value.
    I've got a Friends beach one, Friends Camp one, City Mine one and a LEGO Movie one.
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    How does one acquire these? Do the stores give them away or sell them when they're done? 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,262
    How does one acquire these? Do the stores give them away or sell them when they're done? 
    For the most part you need to know someone at one of the stores.  Lego specifically directs that the displays be destroyed after usage.  Target, for instance, has directives to ship them back for destruction.

    Good luck trying to track them down!  
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    Target apparently has a person that takes care of getting all the displays. There is a guy over on Brickpicker that is trying to unload his warehouse full of misc. LEGO store displays, all from Target. He has a salvage company that has / had a contract to remove all the displays. He has sold a good many of them but still has several tractor trailer loads worth he wants to unload. I always thought they were supposed to be destroyed too, but apparently not.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,262
    edited July 2015
    Maybe Lego doesn't care (I think they do), but I'm surprised there wouldn't be some static for reselling those displays.

    Once it leaves Target, I suppose they're up for grabs, but you'll be hard pressed to get them directly from the store.

    I would consider the Target displays the best quality.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Someone told me the going rate for these is about £50. Does that sound about right before I post in the marketplace/eBay?
  • KingDaveKingDave UKMember Posts: 969
    I saw a new display for the diving theme in a small independent toy shop in Cirencester this week and it was really good. It was split level with above and below sea level with a rotating undersea carousel to show off two of the smaller sets that you turned by hand with a rotary knob.
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    My Target has had the Star Wars battle of Hoth display and the Arctic display for what feels like six years now.
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 275
    It should be nice if these get reviewed anyway! I'm happy owner of a  store display of set #60036.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,191
    edited July 2015
    This is an interesting topic, LEGO store displays.... which were first provided (sold to them back then) retailers since the 1950s.  Back then there were Retailer catalogs that you (a retailer) could choose from to purchase your LEGO display items from.  Some of these items even became sellable LEGO models, although most were just individual glued display models of varying sizes.

    The number and variety of these models probably numbers into the many hundreds, perhaps thousands.   I've been accumulating images and catalogs of glued display models, some of which were made just for holiday displays at larger retailers, and others were store window or counter display models for smaller retailers.  Some models were rotated from store to store, and these rarely survived today.  In fact unless a retailer actually purchased the models... most TLG owned models were either retrieved for destruction, or they asked the owners to do so.

    In recent years it appears that TLG has gotten rather lax in their desire to have these returned or destroyed.  Also the "Terrarium" variety of glassed in display models with lighting is a relatively recent phenomenon.  Most LEGO display models were simply glued to bases, or often screwed and glued in place onto wood or other materials.

    My Unofficial LEGO Sets Parts Collectors Guide started out with early display models, and the catalogs that they came it (most only had about 8 page of 24-32 models available).  But once TLG stopped selling models, and instead started providing the free to retailers (especially larger ones), the use of display catalogs was discontinued.

    Originally my collectorurs guide had the models broken down by early and later display models, but now it will be display models by decade.  I already have about 200 display model images, and that is certainly not an all inclusive total.  So now there are 2 chapters for LEGO retailer display models, one chapter for LEGO retailer display signage and shelving, and another chapter for LEGO retailer documentation.

    This is way more complex than a few terrariums that contain lighted LEGO items.... that is but a small subset of the greater LEGO retailer arsenal...

    Some images of displays over the years....









    And then there are the hundreds of ones I have images of since 2000......  even working on an all inclusive list is going to be very very difficult....

    LordofLego
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    ^and now we have plastic boxes with a few sets in them...
  • dodianododiano Member Posts: 72
    Wow those are nice!! Thanks for those pics!
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