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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Jody said:
    The world isn't perfect, folks. Relax. 
    We get that, but you have to understand this is not something that has only happened once, but many times.. BEFORE their 'upgrades' to their site as well. I get that stuff happens, but when you are one of the biggest toy manufacturers in the world, maybe they could devote some time to stop this stuff from occurring. Just saying
    Uh-uh. THE biggest. And their website looks like it was made by a team of first-year interns.
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  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,941
    Their website is far, far, far better than the American Girl website. That was upgraded several years back and has been a disaster since. I have had multiple issues with that site. I have never had issues with the Lego site, beyond the fact that there will obviously be slowdown on high volume days like Black Friday.
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    Honestly...this opinion isn't going to be popular here, but I think a lot of people whine too much these days and are a bit too entitled. Sometimes the web site is going to do weird things, most likely due to an update in progress.  We do not know where the web site is serviced from, but it could be Europe. 6pm on the US east coast is around midnight in Germany, for example. These things happen. Last night at 8PM ET, all the modulars were on the page, and 3 were in stock for immediate shipment. Last week they all were on a "will ship in 30 days" backorder. If the worst part of your day is not being able to browse the Lego site, you must have a pretty good life.
    ecmo47
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited December 2016
    Close call....modulars back up.....tragedy averted...everyone back to business....
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 280
    edited December 2016
    Hi everyone!
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @Jody is not that we are entitled, we just expect a certain level of quality with THE biggest toy manufacturer in the world. Although the website looks nice, is a bit clunky and doesn't work properly some times. For me, I'd rather have functionality instead of good looks, especially for a website in which you will purchase expensive items.

    To be fair, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target have badly designed websites/stores; it's not easy to search, listings are bad, sometimes they take way too long to load, sometimes they don't load properly, and so on...so it's not really only LEGO.
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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,436
    ^that and when there's a promotion or new sets it would be nice if they showed up at the right time, and not hours later. Nothing like going to order, and when the sets/promos finally shows up they are already sold out.
  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158
    edited December 2016
    Double points at [email protected] and Lego Stores.  If anyone still has any money left.  And hasn't already bought everything at cheaper prices.
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  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    Nice! I knew there was a reason I didn't order the Parisian Restaurant yesterday!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    I like the trifecta here - Double Points, Gingerbread House and Calendar
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    edited December 2016
    prevere said:
    I like the trifecta here - Double Points, Gingerbread House and Calendar
    I agree. Somewhat, if you are a VIP member and prefer to buy directly from Lego.

     But is it worth it compared to a 20-40% savings you can get elsewhere?

    The calendar has ZERO coupons for NA buyers, so unless you like coloring your calendar, it has little worth.
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  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    It's worth it for the stuff I'm looking for that's been wiped out by the other sites. And even [email protected] is backordered on a lot of stuff right now.
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,306
    Went to the my local LEGO store for a birthday present for my friends daughter. I also bought a few BaMs (to get more 'fro' pieces) and fill a PaB cup. While standing in line to pay for stuff, I noticed something that did not register right away: a Pet shop sitting on shelf for 119.99. After I looked at it a second time I snagged it. Though it kind of looks like someone maybe tampered with the box so Ill need to crack it open I think.
    I did get two Gingerbread guys though as well as the double points, so I'm going to snag an Assembly Square for a good price when it is released.
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  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I had wanted to get that Gingerbread man since he was different than the CMF, but my mom sent me amazon giftcards for Christmas, so I couldn't swing it. Maybe it will be affordable in the aftermarket.

    ^That's interesting that there was a random Pet Shop, but was that the price they were online too for a bit?
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,444
    josekalel said:
    @Jody is not that we are entitled, we just expect a certain level of quality with THE biggest toy manufacturer in the world. Although the website looks nice, is a bit clunky and doesn't work properly some times. For me, I'd rather have functionality instead of good looks, especially for a website in which you will purchase expensive items.

    To be fair, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target have badly designed websites/stores; it's not easy to search, listings are bad, sometimes they take way too long to load, sometimes they don't load properly, and so on...so it's not really only LEGO.
    Any retail website that is getting traffic is going to be stress-tested around the winter holidays. I'm a software developer who has been working with inventory control systems for 30 years. The big problem is that there may be thousands of people simultaneously ordering the same item. Everybody gets a "pending" notice until the system can sequentially process the orders, so they don't have to wait online for stock confirmation. Even once stock is confirmed the order might get shorted, due to miscounts or other errors in the warehouse - a dropped pallet can foul things up real quick.

    Picture a single set is sitting in a field, and 1000 people are lined up 100 yards away that all want that set.They all run and dive into a pile, hoping to be the one who gets the prize. At least 999 will be disappointed, but they did not have to wait in a single-file line to find out. Now scale that up to how many people tried to order the same set you wanted...
    KingAlanI
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,306
    Sethro3 said:
    I had wanted to get that Gingerbread man since he was different than the CMF, but my mom sent me amazon giftcards for Christmas, so I couldn't swing it. Maybe it will be affordable in the aftermarket.

    ^That's interesting that there was a random Pet Shop, but was that the price they were online too for a bit?
    It was not 'random' but they had a slot of the shelf for them and have been sporadically seeing them come in from LEGO, though I suspect with the seals on the box I bought it may have been a return due to the seals looking a bit 'off'. I just did not expect one to be there.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @datsunrobbie I understand that any big retailer will get that, but again, I'm not just talking about this season, I am talking overall. The website isn't as user friendly (a bit ironic) as it should, and the website is sluggish and bit clunky. 

    My point is...they can do better, and they should. 
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    After all "only the best is good enough".
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 936
    Any ideas on what might be on sale tomorrow?
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 427
    teal93mr2 said:
    Any ideas on what might be on sale tomorrow?
    No idea. I hope nothing I want since I have no money left!
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 311
    #30524  The Mini Batwing, free with $35 purchase, is available now at lego.com.
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  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 427
    Legogram said:
    #30524  The Mini Batwing, free with $35 purchase, is available now at lego.com.
    Now I gotta find $35 worth of change in the couch.
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  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    ^At least that is also the free shipping threshold as well.

    As for myself, I guess I'll make a trip to the Lego Store...
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @MegtheCat which Houston LEGO store is usually the best or the one you like the most? 
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    ^The Galleria is the only one I've been to, as I live northward off of 290. It's the closest in spite of the constant construction. One day I would like to venture to The Woodlands location. I have to agree with earlier posts that said my store is small. I was disappointed the first time I went for May the 4th.






  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    @josekalel @MegtheCat I've been to both stores and found them to be the same size, layout, etc.

    The two local stores I frequently visit are the same, so I figure is the "standard mold" for LEGO stores. For me, exceptions have been the ones at Downtown Disney, both, here in California and in Florida; I'm sure there are others.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    MegtheCat said:
    ^At least that is also the free shipping threshold as well.

    As for myself, I guess I'll make a trip to the Lego Store...
    At the registers, they have code cards for free shipping regardless of amount I believe. They usually give them to customers who can't find their item/s in store (to encourage purchasing it online). 
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @JooTog @MegtheCat I think they're designed to look the same (kinda like Walmart does nowadays), although then again, since they're in malls they're usually small stores with similar layouts. I think my disappointment in the Galleria store might come from the holidays and how it affects stocks and whatnot, but I felt the store in San Antonio was a bit better. 
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    @josekalel No disappointment today! The Lego Store had all of the new Lego Batman Movie sets and the new Creator 3-in-1 dinosaurs & robot. Possibly others but I didn't check. My carefully thought out plan for how to get to the $35 threshold was nearly derailed, but I used $40 of VIP points to buy #70906 and two small sets...okay three. The store staff went to retrieve the promo polybag because I asked about it. They were unaware it started today and didn't have the signs up yet!
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    josekalel said:
    @JooTog @MegtheCat I think they're designed to look the same (kinda like Walmart does nowadays), although then again, since they're in malls they're usually small stores with similar layouts. I think my disappointment in the Galleria store might come from the holidays and how it affects stocks and whatnot, but I felt the store in San Antonio was a bit better. 
    I can't imagine Galleria during the holidays :-) Probably similar to South Coast Plaza over here; during the holidays I go early when the mall opens, and even then there's people already waiting outside the store.

    I like the one in Downtown Disney better, but it's a bit farther away and well, it's Disney, so it's usually packed, so I rarely go there anymore unless I'm in the area.
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  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    JooTog said:
    josekalel said:
    @JooTog @MegtheCat I think they're designed to look the same (kinda like Walmart does nowadays), although then again, since they're in malls they're usually small stores with similar layouts. I think my disappointment in the Galleria store might come from the holidays and how it affects stocks and whatnot, but I felt the store in San Antonio was a bit better. 
    I can't imagine Galleria during the holidays :-) Probably similar to South Coast Plaza over here; during the holidays I go early when the mall opens, and even then there's people already waiting outside the store.

    I like the one in Downtown Disney better, but it's a bit farther away and well, it's Disney, so it's usually packed, so I rarely go there anymore unless I'm in the area.
    Is it free parking at Downtown Disney? I forgot if you needed to pay as you leave or get a parking redemption...
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    @JooTog I went on Black Friday afternoon so it was especially horrific between the people crammed into the store, traffic & parking. Plus the VIP system wasn't working.

    Generally I go first thing in the morning. They open late enough that rush hour is cleared up by the time I leave. And if you arrive too early the mall itself is open so it a great opportunity to walk.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Is it free parking at Downtown Disney? I forgot if you needed to pay as you leave or get a parking redemption...
    For the first couple of hours, yes. And I believe you can validate at the movie theater and (non-fast-food) restaurants for a couple of extra hours.

    The parking space is not too big and it fills up very quick. When I go, I try to go when Downtown Disney opens, when there's not that many people.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,462
    I'll be making a trip down to Disney at the end of January. As the parks close at 8 most nights while we'll be there, I already have a master plan of heading back to the hotel and getting the kids to sleep, then while Mrs. Switchfoot watches the littles, I'll head back over to the Downtown Disney Lego store for uninterrupted Lego time.

    I've only visited that store once, but from what I recall, the PaB wall felt a lot larger than most "mall Lego stores". Can anyone confirm this? Depending on stock, I'll likely fill a few large cups up as well as any other odds and ends that catch my eye. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,783
    ^ The Disney Springs PaB wall is 5 to 6 times larger than a normal Lego Store.

    I did a fine job annoying my family by jamming as many 2x2 tan tiles into the PaB cups.  I just wish they had 2x2 dark grey tiles!
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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    I've only visited that store once, but from what I recall, the PaB wall felt a lot larger than most "mall Lego stores". Can anyone confirm this? Depending on stock, I'll likely fill a few large cups up as well as any other odds and ends that catch my eye. 
    Yes, it is bigger than the standard store, and I usually find parts that the other stores don't have.

    Inventory-wise on sets, I think it has pretty much the same stuff you find in other stores, but it feels less cramped.
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  • solid_stridersolid_strider TexasMember Posts: 205
    I found the Houston Galleria store to be about the same size as the store in North Park Mall here in Dallas.  I'm less than 10 minutes away from the Frisco store in Stonebriar Mall, it feels a bit bigger than Galleria and North Park.  The only other Lego Stores I've been to are Rockefeller and Flatiron in New York, and the Downtwon Disney store in Orlando.  The Flatiron store is my favourite so far.
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 204
    I found the Houston Galleria store to be about the same size as the store in North Park Mall here in Dallas.  I'm less than 10 minutes away from the Frisco store in Stonebriar Mall, it feels a bit bigger than Galleria and North Park.  The only other Lego Stores I've been to are Rockefeller and Flatiron in New York, and the Downtwon Disney store in Orlando.  The Flatiron store is my favourite so far.
    I was just in the Stonebrier Mall this morning. Visting from Tn. It's Lego Store is smaller than Nashvilles. 
  • solid_stridersolid_strider TexasMember Posts: 205
    ^I thought everything is bigger in Texas :) !
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  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    Newark, DE Lego store had Batman CMF's #40236 Valentines Day vignette, #40206 Santa and  #40205 Elf Helpers for $7.99. Lots of duplicate sets filling holes on shelves from the Christmas rush. But they were bringing in restock out of a U-Haul while I was there.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    Picked up the #40236 Valentines Day Vigenette,   #40206 Santa and  #40205 Elf Helpers for $4.99 each.  BatGirl and Catwoman set and the Joker Set at Plesanton Store
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  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    bsiu922 said:
    Picked up the #40236 Valentines Day Vigenette,   #40206 Santa and  #40205 Elf Helpers for $4.99 each.  BatGirl and Catwoman set and the Joker Set at Plesanton Store
    The Valentine's Vignette was regular priced or $4.99?
    ClutchPowerkiki180703
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 721
    ^I got the Valentine's Day set too, but it,was $9.99. Probably what he meant. The Christmas sets were half off though.
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,306
    Seriously thinking about going to my local LEGO store, Brickmania store, and the LEGOLAND discovery center tomorrow. It may be an expensive day.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Question re: Shop at Home historical methods. Do the Coming Soon products for 2017 go live at midnight tonight?
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 702
    I believe so.  #BatmanMinifigs
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    ^^ From what I've read on the forum, it may not be until tomorrow morning sometime. The Rogue One sets didn't appear at midnight during the Darth Revan promo on "Rogue" Friday.

    But it can't hurt to check if you're awake already. [email protected] runs on the Eastern time zone.
    gmonkey76
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 702
    Orders placed!
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 685

    I'm trying! But the website isn't allowing me to checkout without a zip code.  It's only allowing me to type 1 number....Ugh!

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