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40139 - Gingerbread House

Just got this kit free from the Lego Store in Manchester.
I spent over £100, so that's why I got it for free, and I normally open these kits as soon as I get home and build the hell out of them, but as this had a limited edition label on it, I thought I'd check it out on EBay, and some of these are going for over £20!!
I know it's not a lot of money, but, do I hold on to it and see if they go more valuable, or, do I just rip it open and build it??
I bought the winter toy shop as like a Christmas display, got the gingerbread house free, and together, I thing they'll look good, so you opinions, and advice will be really, really appreciated.
I love building, and I never buy kits as an investment, so please help!!


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    Build it. It will never be worth much more than it is now.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,398
    edited December 2015
    If the shop in Manchester still has them, and you have the spare money, spend another 60 quid on something you want and get another one, then you have 1 to keep and 1 to build ( mine stands proudly with my Santa's workshop). You only have 3 days though as the offer runs out on the 18th of December I think.
    Failing that, just build it, it makes a nice little christmas decoration.
  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Member Posts: 22
    @CCC, many thanks for the reply.
  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Member Posts: 22
    @bandit778 thanks for the advice and the reply, that's it, I'm building it! :)
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    A set of that sort of size retails for about £20. It's unusual, at least when it comes to finding one on the High Street, but it's not giving much of a premium, is it?

  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Member Posts: 22
    @TigerMoth, very true, if it was going for loads more, I'd have to re-think it, but £20 is not a great deal of money, and as stated, I never buy as an investment, I buy to build and enjoy, and this will look good on the little Christmas display.  Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Member Posts: 22
    Built it!! :)
    Please excuse bad photo, camera quality not that good on my old iPad!!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    ^ glad you built it, is quite a nice little set and lots of extra little pieces , enjoy the view!
  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Member Posts: 22
    @snowhitie, thanks for the reply, I'm glad I built it as well, enjoyed it if I'm honest, I'll build 10249 Winter Toy Shop tomorrow, I'm sure they'll look great together!!
    There were a lot of spares as well, some useful ones too, sure they'll come in handy.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    Store it, it will be worth £100 by this time next year.  :-)
  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Member Posts: 22
    @CCC, Hahaha, that'll be my luck actually! :)
  • brumeybrumey Member Posts: 1,002
    is it gone?

    its not showing up in my cart ...
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Member Posts: 880
    It was gone from S&H On Saturday 
  • tecjamtecjam Member Posts: 255
    I also built it last night and placed the gingerbread man in front. Nice little set.

    @brumey: seems S@H does not add it to the cart any longer.
  • ScatterbugScatterbug Member Posts: 109
    What happens to inventory of sets like these once the promotional period is over? 
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    Most of them disappear before the promo is over. If any left in stores, they normally use discretion to give them away from under the counter.
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    edited December 2015
    CCC said:
    they normally use discretion to give them away from under the counter.
    Would you like something for the weekend sir? <discreet but knowing wink>
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck Member Posts: 1,591
    They still have some Gingerbread Houses in the LEGO Store in Bluewater... Just got another one today, when buying the Palace Cinema that the other half said she would give me for Christmas!
  • AleyditaAleydita Member Posts: 955
    edited December 2015
    I've ended up with 5 of these, not because I went all out to get 5, but because I've visited the Lego store 4 times and ordered online once. Seems I should reduce my spend on Lego :) Not posting to brag btw, just to let people know I have spare that I'm willing to trade for polys. I have a thread in marketplace if anyone wants to trade.
  • BrikingBriking Member Posts: 768
    Got my copy yesterday with the Kwik-E-Mart that I ordered on-line for my wife to give me for Xmas. Neat little build.
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