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The good thing is that she must not have read it too closely and has not realized I bought one.
(Coming from the guy that could easily hide a Buick in his collection.)
My wife didn't/hasn't yet noticed that I bought UCS Slave 1. If I keep the "to build" pile roughly the same size then new stuff goes unnoticed. The Falcon is just too big and given the publicity it got on release she knows exactly how much it costs too! My usual "got it cheap online" wouldn't cut it unfortunately.
Now donto get me wrong I'm all for bang for your buck, and this set isn' something to just go get on a whim. You gotta be comfortable in your choice. Its just that to me the freebie wasn't even on my radar as a factor.
I realized a couple hours ago that if I had bought it, I could probably have flipped it for $100-$200 profit. Oh well
Plus this set will sell any time, so better to devote pre-Xmas production into sets that are likely to sell well before Xmas and leave the large stocks of the adult set until after Xmas.
What I fear the black VIP card will do: small sales on small sets that I had no intention of buying.
I'm preparing for worst case scenario and won't be too upset about it one way or the other. As someone a few post above alluded to, I bought the set to own the set. If all this black VIP card does for me is make me look super cool when I whip it out at the Lego Store, then icing on the cake. If I get a couple nice promos out of it or sales on other sets I plan to buy, I'll be thrilled.
I've seen more than one person concerned about the shape of the mailing envelope. I'm wondering why. Planning on keeping the card sealed up?
Either the customers that did get the card but the promos turn out to be a bit crap or those that weren't able to get the card and can't get the promos if they turn out to be really good.
However it turns out, I get the feeling there is going to be a fair bit of heated discussion flying about.
Think the run has ended? lol
My wife has stated that when my bonus arrives (assuming I get one from my employer) it can be put towards the MF. I am not looking this gift horse in the mouth as before now it's gone on children's clothes. My gang can survive on last years fashions for a change!
^ Let's just hope I do well in my job now! I love your line @Hanzo "it's not like they're never going to do a UCS Falcon again" - I'm presuming that was tongue in cheek! EDIT: Just realised you wrote 'never' not 'ever'. That's why I thought you were joking! Actually, it's just as funny with 'never' - can you imagine thinking that 2 years ago?
I try not to get overhyped for stuff - it rarely ends well. I can anticipate things for years before they come to fruition, but I do hate it when I miss something because I just didn't hear about it. I need to know everything!
Bloody Lamborghini set.
Hey, I was (and am) in the same boat as you. Bought day one, and hadn't received my card when other US people were getting theirs.
I contacted customer service and they said that I wouldn't be getting mine until end of Feb because I wasn't on the VIP Mail List.
To see/change your settings:
• Go to shop.lego.com
• Click on Account (upper right) and then click on My Lego VIP
• Click on the Edit button next to My Account
• Scroll down and see if you have "Yes, I'd Like to receive mail from LEGO® VIP" checked
Annoying, and a dumb way to sort who gets theirs when, but it's what I was told was the reason I hadn't gotten mine yet. Either way, I was told we'd still get the benefits (which are linked to our accounts) so you are just waiting on the physical card :)
Am I supposed to be happy about it?
David Jones has it on their website. Not in stock at the moment but I've found their site quite sketchy. Says a store doesn't have it yet you go in there there it is.
Just keep a look out for it.
I bought it the second day and my box wasn't checked off. My email box however was and I got an email telling me that my card would arrive by the end of November (not even true).
February: limited edition Jar Jar Binks figure with sound effects you can't turn off
April: six copies of the Last Jedi on VHS
June: Jake Loyds autobiography
August: Han shot second T shirts
October: The Prequels Special Editions with added CGI
December: 24 hour Han Solo Movie Marathon in Slough
When she brought it up I expressed my doubt of that happening as well. We exchanged our views and I let the conversation move on to other subjects.
Unrelated, but overall the experience I had at the Lego Store Bluewater was easily the best I had at any Lego brand store.
saying along lines of big demand etc though you think they would of had a card for every MF made!
one bit from email:
“Everyone who placed their order on the set during 2017 will be eligible and will receive their Millennium Falcon VIP Card! As your order was placed in December your VIP card will be produced in the third batch which will be delivered during mid to late February, if you'd against all odds not receive it before the end of February, please get back in touch”