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Revamped - believable.
Improved - doubtful.
There are 1000 stories of Lego Store Employees 'sharing' absolutely ludicrous 'inside' information.
Who knows if a Carousel is on the horizon? There was a previous Ferris Wheel, so it could be reasonable that there could possibly be a new one/re-release in the future.
And this is based on 67.2% of my predictions being 99% correct 25% of the time. (In the first 12 months. The percentage goes up in the following 31 months, and then dips thereafter to 34.2°.)
The problem is, do I scrap my almost finished grand version, for this other version? likely not considering I spent so much money on the grand version.
But it would be interesting to see how it plays out in the future.
I'm pleased you posted anyway - if nothing else it gives me 300 or so to spend on current sets!
Now, there is always a chance that a new carousel is in the works, but how grand will it be. There was a rumor that we were getting a Roller Coaster and they were right, but look what we got.
I find your actions detrimental, and Pitfall's to be a sarcastically funny way to help contain your damage.
Should any 'new' carousel match the 'roller coaster' in style and format I won't be surprised of course, there have sadly been many disappointments with new sets over time but some amazing surprises too so I'll wait and see what transpires over the year. I won't exactly have lost anything by waiting and the money gets spent regardless!
Yes, I've spoken to employees who have spouted obvious rubbish, but I've also spoken to employees who actually knew what they were talking about. You just have to know which is which.
I was first told that Town Hall would be retiring by an employee (6 months before it did - although I discounted that at the time because it was out of sync, so I assumed they'd got their wires crossed), I was told that last year's WV set would be a Toy Store by an employee, and I had it confirmed that last year's Modular would be a Detective's Office by an employee.
So it very much depends which employees you speak to. Speak to employees in the know, and you can find out things months in advance of when they're officially announced.
I wouldn't trust any of them (except if they were me or one of you guys!! ;)) )
Nice way to start a counter-rumour though ;)
Those who volunteer info, probe them. Question them - where did they get that info? What is the set like? How much will it be? If they've effectively just made it up, their info will fall apart easily under questioning.
Indeed. It was a LSE who told me when double points would happen in the EU but apparently that wasn't good enough for some people. Like with everything else, you use your own judgement when choosing to believe a rumour or not. Info leaks out, always has, always will, and if a LSE gets that info before me, I'm not going to discount them just because they're a retail assistant for TLG rather than a designer. They could have talked to the delivery driver, who might have seen or been shown something in the warehouse, where promotional material is being prepared for despatch, or where sets are being stock-piled pending release. I think it's incredibly rude to say "don't believe anything a LSE says" simply because you assume they couldn't possibly know anything about anything. Sure, some might get info from Brickset, some might actually know a thing or two.
Stickers better than printed pieces? What you smokin' Willis?
BTW, I just tapped into his web camera....... :)
However, I would expect retail Lego Store Employees to know Double Points promotions, release dates for exclusives, VIP dates, or stuff of that sort.
Anything that would affect the day-to-day of the store. When/if a set may be released in 2017 is totally above their pay grade.
Better yet - ask a store employee what happens to exclusive sets that are damaged in shipping. Where do those go?
If you get an answer to that question, I'm all ears.