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UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

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  • playwellplaywell UKMember Posts: 2,217
    ^ Its on the move :)
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 589
    willp2003 said:
    Mine has arrived at Yodel now. 
    Mine too.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,596
    Yeah, mine's popped up on Yodel' s tracking system too. :-)
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 631
    edited September 2017
    Ok selling a signed #75192 on eBay after attending the midnight launch wasn't the best idea from a Lego fan point of view, but I do have to dip my hat to them on the charity donation they are making from it: Currently standing at a bid of £3800


    CM4S
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 311
    Mine arrived also today!
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 406
    ^^^£11,000, donate 110%?
    M_Boss[Deleted User]LegoboyJern92
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,702
    Fireheart said:
    Ok selling a signed #75192 on eBay after attending the midnight launch wasn't the best idea from a Lego fan point of view, but I do have to dip my hat to them on the charity donation they are making from it: Currently standing at a bid of £3800
    Link?
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,366
    Brickpicker is reporting some stores got restock 
    waynlewisLaurenceES
  • GhenddGhendd NetherlandsMember Posts: 13
    I feel like a fool. I wanted this set so bad. I saved some money for it too. But when i wanted to buy it online (nearest LEGO store is 200km so that's not an option), my VIP login failed all the time or it threw me out. After a while i gave up. When i checked an hour later, the set was already 'Sold out'. I was shocked!

    And now i read it's gonna be maybe 2018 before it's available again.... WTF!?!?

    LEGO doesn't even offer it for 'backorder'... Do any of you think they will at least accept backorders again begin october 1st?

    O well, patience is a virtue...
  • waynlewiswaynlewis USAMember Posts: 86
    edited September 2017
    ^ Same thing happened to me, except the fool part haha.. I had a set in my cart and then the site went crazy and I was logged out and outta luck. After talking to Lego for awhile, I suspect that sets will be available for the Oct. 1st release both in stores and online.
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 468
    ^ That's incredibly annoying.  Lego have really shot themselves in the foot by allowing anyone to have 3 and then also saying they were surprised they didn't have enough to meet demand.  There's no excuse.
    TyresOFlahertyomniumBumblepantsMr_CrossCM4S
  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 190
    That dudes got 3 and I'm just sitting here waiting for mine to just say in warehouse. What a load of bull.
    TyresOFlahertyomniumMr_CrossC0chiseAdeelZubairCM4Ssskmercer1Ppagan47
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 344
    Mine's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. SO tempted to take a day off of work....
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,702
    Mine's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. SO tempted to take a day off of work....
    (Cough, Cough...) You might need to take off a couple days or up to a week off instead :P
    TyresOFlahertysskmercer1
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,754
    ^That dude has 3 separate receipts, indicating 3 people stood in line to get those sets, quite possibly at different stores. If one person actually bought 3 I'd expect to see one receipt. The ONLY thing that will stop sales like this is if nobody buys it, and that's not going to happen.

    It took the Millennium Falcon 12 parsecs to make the Kessel run, do you really expect delivery faster than that?
  • playwellplaywell UKMember Posts: 2,217
    parsecs is a distance not a speed so...
    SirBrickalotOfLegoAwesomenessdatsunrobbieMaffyDricecake
  • gunther.schnitzelgunther.schnitzel Member Posts: 92
    edited September 2017
    My order has just changed to Complete and got the Shipping email in a the last couple of hours, should have it next Monday or Tuesday. Won't open the set itself until Christmas Day.
  • Anth88Anth88 MidwestMember Posts: 33
    My order has just changed to Complete and got the Shipping email in a the last couple of hours, should have it next Monday or Tuesday. Won't open the set itself until Christmas Day.
    Gonna start building on Christmas? I was thinking of starting my build on Halloween.
  • Anth88 said:
    My order has just changed to Complete and got the Shipping email in a the last couple of hours, should have it next Monday or Tuesday. Won't open the set itself until Christmas Day.
    Gonna start building on Christmas? I was thinking of starting my build on Halloween.

    I wouldn't get away with getting my parents & siblings to pay for it as a Christmas present if I open it before Christmas Day. :) I'll start dropping not so subtle hints soon.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    I was told yesterday that Pentagon City store had only 3, and Potomac Mills had "2 or less".  The Potomoc Mills employee I spoke with was pretty much actively discouraging anyone from trying to get one there. 
    So I'm skipping a bunch of posts to quote this. Turns out my now wife and I were actually in National Harbor for our honeymoon, and I had contemplated trying to get one from one of the nearby Lego stores. Glad we didn't try that.

    On an unrelated note, I almost wish we had just driven out to Dulles and payed to park at the Udvar-Hazy Center where we were headed for the day. It took us two and a half hours using mass transit, although it as at least an easily navigable system.

  • KlintanKlintan SwedenMember Posts: 52
    Mine got shipped today. Has anyone had the issue with not getting VIP points and gotten that resolved?
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,596
    ^ I didn't have the VIP points when the order completed/shipped on Saturday but by this morning the points had been added to my account.
    Klintan
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 413
    Same on VIP points. It took a day after shipment for everything to get sorted out. 
    Klintan
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 413
    Same on VIP points. It took a day after shipment for everything to get sorted out. 
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    The ONLY thing that will stop sales like this is if nobody buys it, and that's not going to happen.

    Or you know, make enough of your flagship product to go around.  But I suppose they got caught off guard, I mean it isn't like Star Wars is popular or the last version of the MF was selling for many thousands of dollars.  How could they have known?
    dmcc0
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    edited September 2017
    As someone who works in supply chain of collectible materials (comics) I can tell you it's so much harder than it seems.  I'm not making an excuse for TLG, as it seems like they completely and totally missed this one, but it happens.  When the most recent Harry Potter book (Cursed Child Scriptbook) came out, it was sold out all over the place.  Other times you can have the toy of the year and it's sitting in piles and piles at retailers.  It's not easy to always be right.  Sometimes you can have data and the results match it, sometimes you can have data and things still go completely sideways. 
    Yep, I get all that, and I understand it's better to have too few available than a warehouse full of unsold product, but this is a little different.  I mean the amount the stores received indicated to me they either had problems producing the sets, distribution issues and/or didn't have confidence in it selling.  At any rate, the easy fix would be paid preorders, but then again you can't have a sold out! frenzy if you do that.
  • MachONEMachONE USMember Posts: 41
    My status was just updated from "Waiting..." to Backordered.  Seems they are playing games.
  • stetstet Member Posts: 45
    If they had made enough to meet the actual demand then they probably would not have been able to release the set until December or even January.  It takes time to produce these.
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Hornell, NYMember Posts: 633
    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.

    Now that's greasy.  I don't fault anyone who waited in line for selling at the prices these things are going for, but when someone games the system like that and then profits off of it, I completely understand the anger.  
    TyresOFlahertyomniumcatwranglerbaublitzdougts
  • C0chiseC0chise TennesseeMember Posts: 47
    edited September 2017
    MachONE said:
    My status was just updated from "Waiting..." to Backordered.  Seems they are playing games.
    Mine still shows "waiting..."
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.

    Now that's greasy.  I don't fault anyone who waited in line for selling at the prices these things are going for, but when someone games the system like that and then profits off of it, I completely understand the anger.  
    When I saw him in the store he only had one Falcon and I thought would be leaving as it was afterall only one per household for the event.  I was quietly relieved that he'd been found out.  Turns out however, after he bought his first and had it signed he went back to the tills upstairs to buy a second using his son's ticket before then getting that signed also.  Must have had a disguise or something.



    omniummonstblitzTyresOFlahertybandit778Mr_CrossSumoLegoYodalicious
  • FalinnFalinn UKMember Posts: 31
    I wonder if the fact that stores received so few and the reports on here of missing parts (none for me yet but I'm still on bag 1) indicate they have had problems building these sets in sufficient quantity. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,754
    Hanzo said:
    As someone who works in supply chain of collectible materials (comics) I can tell you it's so much harder than it seems.  I'm not making an excuse for TLG, as it seems like they completely and totally missed this one, but it happens.  When the most recent Harry Potter book (Cursed Child Scriptbook) came out, it was sold out all over the place.  Other times you can have the toy of the year and it's sitting in piles and piles at retailers.  It's not easy to always be right.  Sometimes you can have data and the results match it, sometimes you can have data and things still go completely sideways. 
    Yep, I get all that, and I understand it's better to have too few available than a warehouse full of unsold product, but this is a little different.  I mean the amount the stores received indicated to me they either had problems producing the sets, distribution issues and/or didn't have confidence in it selling.  At any rate, the easy fix would be paid preorders, but then again you can't have a sold out! frenzy if you do that.


    Paid pre-orders may or may not have helped. $800 is a lot of money to tie up for several months. If only 1000 people were willing to prepay, would LEGO have been right to cancel production due to lack of interest?
    catwrangler
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Hanzo said:
    As someone who works in supply chain of collectible materials (comics) I can tell you it's so much harder than it seems.  I'm not making an excuse for TLG, as it seems like they completely and totally missed this one, but it happens.  When the most recent Harry Potter book (Cursed Child Scriptbook) came out, it was sold out all over the place.  Other times you can have the toy of the year and it's sitting in piles and piles at retailers.  It's not easy to always be right.  Sometimes you can have data and the results match it, sometimes you can have data and things still go completely sideways. 
    Yep, I get all that, and I understand it's better to have too few available than a warehouse full of unsold product, but this is a little different.  I mean the amount the stores received indicated to me they either had problems producing the sets, distribution issues and/or didn't have confidence in it selling.  At any rate, the easy fix would be paid preorders, but then again you can't have a sold out! frenzy if you do that.


    Paid pre-orders may or may not have helped. $800 is a lot of money to tie up for several months. If only 1000 people were willing to prepay, would LEGO have been right to cancel production due to lack of interest?
    A lot to tie up for several months?  When you buy it the money is gone so I am not sure what the difference is.  And while there are certainly people that saved up for this, the majority of people willing to spend $800 on a toy likely aren't scraping pennies together in my opinion.  But I'll give it to them, the way they did it was likely exactly how they wanted it, nothing stirs up publicity quite like demand far outweighing supply.  People want what they can't have.  If there were plenty to go around I believe they would sell less overall.  
  • mcmeadormcmeador USAMember Posts: 29
    MachONE said:
    My status was just updated from "Waiting..." to Backordered.  Seems they are playing games.
    Not sure what the difference is between those two. They mean pretty much the same thing. Sorry to hear you're in limbo. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,754
    mcmeador said:
    MachONE said:
    My status was just updated from "Waiting..." to Backordered.  Seems they are playing games.
    Not sure what the difference is between those two. They mean pretty much the same thing. Sorry to hear you're in limbo. 
    In the inventory systems I work with (programmer for distribution software) "Waiting for inventory" typically means the merchandise has been manufactured and is in transit from factory to warehouse/distribution center. "Backorder" usually means the product is still being manufactured. 

    SumoLego
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,585
    Fireheart said:
    Ok selling a signed #75192 on eBay after attending the midnight launch wasn't the best idea from a Lego fan point of view, but I do have to dip my hat to them on the charity donation they are making from it: Currently standing at a bid of £3800


    wow. some scalpers are pretty clever. they just have to make sure to sell before it hits 6000£ for maximum profit.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,585
    Fireheart said:
    Ok selling a signed #75192 on eBay after attending the midnight launch wasn't the best idea from a Lego fan point of view, but I do have to dip my hat to them on the charity donation they are making from it: Currently standing at a bid of £3800


    wow. some scalpers are pretty clever. they just have to make sure to sell before it hits 6000£ for maximum profit.
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    You can say that again.
    playwellTyresOFlahertyMr_CrossM_BossmonstblitzSirBrickalotOfLegoFireheartlarge88ricecake
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.
    That sucks. I was wondering how the logistics of waiting and line enforcement would work out. Perhaps the son and father did not live in the same household. How did people manage bathroom breaks, getting food, etc. People must of have been coming and going throughout the line waiting. At least getting the set wasn't based on a raffle.
  • waynlewiswaynlewis USAMember Posts: 86
    Wonder how this person got a sealed pack of 25 when I couldn't even get one??

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Star-Wars-UCS-Millennium-Falcon-Brochure-Lot-Of-25-Full-Sealed-Pack-75192/172868680843?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160727114228&meid=e023a3298c274184aaabed1cf94c3c38&pid=100290&rk=1&rkt=4&sd=292256068121&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

    Wonder how long before Lepin comes out with the updated Stnr Wnrs Falcon...? I hope soon cuz I'm really disappointed at Lego and their bs excuse over this nonsense... "oh we're so sorry but we didn't realize there was such a demand for this set"!!
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    vwong19 said:
    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.
    That sucks. I was wondering how the logistics of waiting and line enforcement would work out. Perhaps the son and father did not live in the same household. How did people manage bathroom breaks, getting food, etc. People must of have been coming and going throughout the line waiting. At least getting the set wasn't based on a raffle.
    Can't speak for everyone else but..

    https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/depends-for-men
    CM4S
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    vwong19 said:
    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.
    That sucks. I was wondering how the logistics of waiting and line enforcement would work out. Perhaps the son and father did not live in the same household. How did people manage bathroom breaks, getting food, etc. People must of have been coming and going throughout the line waiting. At least getting the set wasn't based on a raffle.

    I was really anxious about leaving the queue at any time.  We were urged not to leave and if we needed the loo we could use their staff facilities, although it did have a baby changing unit in it so it may have been for customers.

    After a few hours and after we'd got to know our neighbours a little better, we slowly braved it and ventured a little further afield.  After we'd received our numbered cards @DarthMorl and I found ourselves in Burger King for 20 minutes having a video chat with @Pitfall69 and his wife.  A mother and son in front of us made their way to Oxford Street I think.  F knows how they got away with that.
    vwong19
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