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US May 4 LEGO Store Promotions

Does any one know if the US LEGO stores are doing a special VIP event for May 4th like last year with the asteroid field set?
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  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    I have heard of nothing. Rumor is they didn't like some of the sets being put on eBay hours after the event and said no more.
    gmonkey76
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    That happens every year with employees Christmas gift so I don't know why the asteroid field set would have upset them.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    I heard it was one guy selling 4 sets on ebay before/during the event that did it. But who knows the real reason?
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    And considering the amount of pre sales on eBay for convention exclusives I can't see this theory holding any water.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Got this flyer in the mail yesterday.


  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101

    TXLegoguyBumblepantsFowlerBricks
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    I haven't heard anything about the US getting any 40% off sales items either, like the ones starting this coming Saturday in Europe & the UK. 
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129


    And considering the amount of pre sales on eBay for convention exclusives I can't see this theory holding any water.


    it's not like this was some new or unusual occurrence.  Every limited/exclusive/freebie release LEGO set ends up on eBay immediately.  All of them. It seems impossible to believe that LEGO is bothered by THIS ONE and not the dozens of others that occur every year.  But they certainly wouldn't be above using that as a convenient scapegoat/excuse as to why they aren't brining a popular concept back
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    It may not be LEGO. It could be Disney that is pissed. The Space Slug set was their idea, and they are the ones who dictated the rules. Remember how all sets not given away had to be returned? That was Disney, not LEGO, that made that demand.
    gmonkey76
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    The landspeeder is on backorder so that would make that 40% deal kind of suck
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    If they are doing one this year again, they are not reaching out directly to LUGs about helping to make the invite list.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    I asked on the Ambassador forum and LEGO said they do not know of an event happening this year.
    BuriedinBricks
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    Or it is 'the straw that broke the camels back'
    77ncaachamps
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    Just spitballing...
    2010 Celebration - SW Cubedudes set
    2012 Celebration - Slave 1 set
    2015 Celebration - Lars Homestead set
    2016 Celebration - some posters 
    2017 Celebration - Detention block set

    2014 May 4th - Revan Poly
    2015 May 4th - Yularan Poly
    2016 May 4th - Asteroid escape set
    2017 May 4th - R2 Poly 

    maybe be the only reason there was as Exclusive May 4th set last year was because it wasn't ready for Celebration? - might also explain why dodgy posters were the exclusive for Celebration last year?
    Certainly Im no expert on exclusive sets (as the obvious gaps probably show) but as I said... Just spitballing.
    77ncaachampsBumblepantsgmonkey76
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    ^ That's a reasonable explanation, actually.
    It would have made more sense to hold off on the Asteroid Escape Set for SW 40th though.

  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA the only problem is that the space slug set was a special event before the store opened. The 2016 polybag was the First Order Stormtooper.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRATXLegoguy
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    @77ncaachamps only problem with that is the space slug is from ESB, and it's 40th anniversary is in 2020. 
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993

    gmonkey76 said:

    @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA the only problem is that the space slug set was a special event before the store opened. The 2016 polybag was the First Order Stormtooper.


    My comment was based on memory of the massive amount of bitching that there wasn't an exclusive Celebration set last year.  Then the Space Slug set appeared a fortnight later as a May 4th store exclusive for invited LUG members?  (Which I found weird at the time).  Now that you've posted about the First Order Stormtrooper Poly... Wasn't there a whole pile of bitching about that as well based on its LACK of exclusivity?  Now I'm wondering EVEN MORE if the Space Slug wasn't originally supposed to be the Celebration set that was repurposed for the giveaway?  Did Celebration 11, 13 & 14 have exclusives?  
    gmonkey76
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898

    Here is the word from LEGO:

    Hi All! The Space Slug was certainly an awesome exclusive VIP event and I was so thankful that LBR ran a promotion for the community like this. Unfortunately for this year's May the 4th there will be no exclusive VIP event for fans. The current promotion for all consumers in the US that will be running from May 4-7th is Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items as well as access to select sale items.

    BuriedinBricksmadforLEGOgmonkey76
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    While I will miss the special May the 4th minifigs, I am definitely looking forward to this year's R2-D2 set. My biggest problem with these promotions is finding $50 worth of Star Wars sets I am interested in purchasing with all the re-releases, re-re-releases, etc.
    BumblepantsSethro3MynattprevereLegoboyNaptownMVP
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442

    gmonkey76 said:

    @77ncaachamps only problem with that is the space slug is from ESB, and it's 40th anniversary is in 2020. 


    You got me there! smdh lol
    gmonkey76
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    edited April 2017




    While I will miss the special May the 4th minifigs, I am definitely looking forward to this year's R2-D2 set. My biggest problem with these promotions is finding $50 worth of Star Wars sets I am interested in purchasing with all the re-releases, re-re-releases, etc.




    Force Awakens, Rebels and Rogue One it is!

    @Russell844

    "Here is the word from LEGO:

    Hi All! The Space Slug was certainly an awesome exclusive VIP event and I was so thankful that LBR ran a promotion for the community like this. Unfortunately for this year's May the 4th there will be no exclusive VIP event for fans. The current promotion for all consumers in the US that will be running from May 4-7th is Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items as well as access to select sale items."

    Are we getting the same promo as Europe then?

  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    That was not elaborated on.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited April 2017
    There are always some sets on sale for May the 4th, right? I would love to pick up Slave I finally, but I have a feeling my budget will probably hold me to something like the new Y-Wing.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 532
    Ugh. Bracing myself for the worst. I usually avoid these promotions based on what I've seen countless people agonize over time and time again, but this year, there are actually a few Star Wars sets that I really want to get that I've put off for far too long. That, and the R2-D2 does look rather nifty. Hopefully the items I've put in my bag have a little more going for them than double VIP points.
    Farmer_John
  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    As long as 75165 Imperial Trooper BP is one of the "sale items," me happy :)
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    FBTB.net posted a nice review of the R2 freebie.  It's pretty darn sweet!!!

    http://www.fbtb.net/2017/05/01/review-30611-r2-d2/#more-41408
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,886
    Still nothing on US deals for tomorrow?

  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    Still 2 days to go 
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I wish they would at least let us know which sets will be on sale like they did for Europe so we could plan accordingly.  Ridiculous.
    BumblepantsTXLegoguy
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    Do we even know if the sales will start at midnight or some other random time tomorrow morning?

    I'd prefer to sleep if it's not at 12 AM.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    edited May 2017
    @MegtheCat Yes the sale starts at midnight eastern time zone. When LEGO Website will publish them and work properly is anyone's guess. Also see Bumblepants post above yours as it is pretty accurate as what will go on.
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 967
    I can't believe we have not heard a peep yet on any of these "sales".  I do recall last year that we did not hear anything until the last minute as well, though it seemed we at least had something to go on.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I'm expecting 20% off selected sets, I.E. the ones that are slow sellers. Long gone are the days of 50% USC B-wings!
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898

    This doesn't give any new details, but I thought it was worth sharing.

    https://www.slashgear.com/a-small-list-of-may-the-4th-star-wars-sales-launched-early-03484015/

  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,886

    ecmo47 said:

    I'm expecting 20% off selected sets, I.E. the ones that are slow sellers. Long gone are the days of 50% USC B-wings!


    I don't know - LEGO likely needs to unload more TIEs and Hoths. That ain't happening at full price. 
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 761
    Tick tock...
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 663
    12:05 and [email protected] still hasn't updated.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 761
    Order placed. Sale prices showed in cart. To quote my friend Enzo, "how ya doin'?"
  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    *shaking with anticipation*
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    edited May 2017

    R2 poly & double VIP add to the cart, but no sales yet...


    Snowspeeder is also showing on the home page.

  • Rok14Rok14 Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 5
    edited May 2017
    Some deals are up....  Y-Wing 47.99 Nothing mind blowing.  put an order in for a couple sets and the R2 showed up in cart

    https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Star-Wars?icmp=SHM_NA_StarWars
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 491
    20% in cart for a few sets including Scarif, Y wing, AT-ST, Rey's speeder, battle packs...
    Rok14gmonkey76
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 532
    Krennic's Shuttle is at $71.99, but I'll be getting it from elsewhere. Too bad on the AT-TE for Captain Rex...I thought for sure that would be one of the discounted ones.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795

    Just put my order through no problems.  Bought the Rebel Combat Frigate.  On sale for $87.99.  Good deal.

  • nmualumninmualumni Michigan, USAMember Posts: 49
    edited May 2017
    Store is updated now.  Can buy the UCS Snow Speeder and showing double VIP points. Showing the R2 in my bag as well. 

    Problem is, I want to go to the Lego store here in Michigan tomorrow morning to buy it so I have it for this weekend, but I don't want them to not have it.
  • Rok14Rok14 Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 5
    Looks like a lot of people had the A-Wing in their cart like I did.  that set is temporarily unavailable now
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