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21024 Louvre Architecture set

Do we have any idea when this is going to be released?


  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,533
    I'd like to think it was August 1st, so I can smuggle it in on Saturday, among my Technic haul, but I'm not counting on it.
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez Member Posts: 310
    I was thinking/hoping it would be the first as well, but given the lack of any news or offical images, it seems unlikely...
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,533
    I'm always amazed, when I go into a Lego Brand store and get chatting to the staff, how little they know about upcoming products.  Often I tell them when sets are being released, and I only know from news on places like Brickset.

    I'd be curious to know whether they're told from on high to 'play dumb', or whether Lego Central just decide that it's not info that front line staff need to know.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,469
    I'd imagine it's more the need to know basis - the channel 4 documentary showed how much that is the company's standard approach.

    I do find that when you get chatting to staff in the stores you can quickly suss out those that have FOL tendencies and those to whom it's just a job.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    The average staff member probably doesn't know or care much about what is coming but I've found that at least some managers keep up on it.  My closest store has one guy that keeps up on everything and knew a couple weeks ago exactly which sets were coming in the wave this week and which they'd have that would go out today and which actually had to wait till the 1st.  But he is one of the couple that I know are actually AFOLs so he has personal interest in LEGO where some people just work there.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    @Shib - I couldn't agree more. The stores I visit most often are in Brighton and the Metrocentre and there is a marked difference between them. Most of the Metrocentre staff are well aware of what is coming up months in advance while some of the Brighton staff probably couldn't even tell you what is on the shelves now.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,533
    I wonder if it's deliberate?  A guy I used to work with had an evening job doing security / crowd control at places like Wembley Arena, and most of his jobs were concerts.
    He said that the company, where they had a choice, would choose people who had no particular interest in music.  They wanted people who would stand there monitoring the audience, not staring at the act on stage.

    It may be that the best employee, from TLG's point of view, is someone who has no particular interest in Lego, but just sees it as a product to sell.  That way, they're less likely to get distracted, or spend 20 minutes talking to customers about their latest MOC, and more likely to get on with the business of filling the shelves and processing sales.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,679
    everyone knows best employees are machines. living being are too expensive anyways :p
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,469
    I don't think it's deliberate, sales is completely different to security. The idea for the security example is that you want people focused on the crowds, not the band.

    With sales you want someone passionate about the product as they are more likely to be excited to sell it, put more effort into selling it and those with better knowledge will likely impress customers more and get them coming back. Also those passionate about the product will likely be more content in a lower paying job that has the product based perks than someone with absolutely zero interest in that product.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    edited July 2015
    I think mid September. By chance I found it on a Dutch toy site (after being directed to a retired set by a link on here) and that's when it said it was going to be in stock. I'm still hoping for August 1st though.
  • legogallegogal Member Posts: 754
    I have heard September first is the US release date. It has been seen in a couple of places in the US. Looks like a lovely set! Very excited to get it!
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,417
    I saw this at TRU the other day. $59.99
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez Member Posts: 310
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