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Benefits of the Exclusive Millennium Falcon VIP Card

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,951
    Baby_Yoda said:
    I wonder if @B0SSK's copy of the set included black hands...
    Are you trying to bring him back, like Beetlejuice?
    BumblepantsVorpalRyustarwars4everBaby_Yodasid3windr
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 539
    Please can someone make the outer box and wheels to go with it, lol?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,279
    Blaster ready, in case someone tries to steal it! Awesome!
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,580

    My wife's VIP set came today. It's the top one of the two still in the packet. The print on the torso is an absolute pile of crap compared to my one. Compare the vertical lines coming from the between the mandibles going towards the centre circle. Two of the six bottom circles are almost obliterated as well. You can't tell so well in the pic but the whole thing just looks smudged and less well defined. I would not be a happy bunny if this were mine.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,815
    ^ I can see it.  Not good.

    To be honest, I haven't checked the quality of the print but I will.  I was more focused on making sure it was all there.  This is how mine arrived on Monday.  The entire side of the bag had split.  I took it from the courier and my response within 3 seconds was "Oh Shit!"  Before opened it.

    You just know.









  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 307
    Please fill out a letter of complaint. If everyone keeps venting only here how they think how lackluster this promotion run year was nothing will change.
    sid3windr
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,580
    I hope I haven't just unearthed a whole new layer of dissatisfaction for everyone as we all start examining the print on our torsos.

    Unsurprisingly, the print on the official image puts them both to shame. I guess it's probably a render though?

    Having seen this, now I'm feeling unhappy with my 'good' print.
    Astrobricks
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,219
    Covi said:,
    Please fill out a letter of complaint. If everyone keeps venting only here how they think how lackluster this promotion run year was nothing will change.
    Trust me, customer services are well aware of my opinion of the whole promo and the state of my recent delivery including pictures (which looked virtually identical to @Legoboy's).
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 539
    Think I'm okay. But to be sure, am never moving my bag again to avoid any scuffs or scratches. First pic my flash was a bit much, hence taking another
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,715
    Blaster ready, in case someone tries to steal it! Awesome!
    I guarantee Han will shoot first.
    sid3windr560Heliport
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,559
    edited December 2018
    I just got mine a few hours ago. My bag didn't split open and everything seems to be in good shape. I see the issues you guys are talking about but at 52 my eyes don't see that detail without my glasses and a magnifying glass so I guess I'm good with it. At some point you just have to throw your hands up in the air and say F%&k it.
    Brainsluggedbandit778Bumblepants
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,390
    Bah humbug!
    Just checked the tracking info at DHL.  My parcel was due to be delivered today, but 'parcel was returned to sender at 6.00 this morning'.

    I feel a phone call top customer services coming on.
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 765
    edited December 2018
    I knew my Funky 3D Face would come in handy! :-)

    Muftak1Baby_YodaFowlerBrickspxchrisvwong19roxio
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 519
    I knew my Funky 3D Face would come in handy! :-)

    You need to get flesh coloured hands. Otherwise it looks like you're wearing washing gloves
    SumoLegosid3windr
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 765
    ^ Wearing Marigolds keeps my lego grease free! :D
    SumoLegoAstrobricksSwitchfoot55Muftak1
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,715
    This is just so strange.  All of it.  I'm starting to think this was someone's pet project, rather than something coordinated with actual marketing professionals.

    Or, some of those marketing professionals gave this project to the 'let's try them out, what's the worst that could happen' group.
    gmonkey76omniumSwitchfoot55
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 993
    It is probably a last minute side project they gave to an intern to quiet all the people who were complaining about the lack of benefits of the black card.
    560HeliportOldfan
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,993
    edited December 2018
    It's clearly a last minute rush job. Mine turned up yesterday and the packaging looks like a cellophane CD sleeve with sticky strip sealing on the flap - it's got no give  it'll split without stretching. Not surprised some packs didn't last the journey as the bag is meant to accommodate a thin and flat CD rather than a flowing pile of lego.

    Probably hand packed too.
    sid3windr
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,457
    I hope I haven't just unearthed a whole new layer of dissatisfaction for everyone as we all start examining the print on our torsos.

    Unsurprisingly, the print on the official image puts them both to shame. I guess it's probably a render though?

    Having seen this, now I'm feeling unhappy with my 'good' print.
    It does look like a bad render, as the background of the MilF is lighter black than the torso, and that lighter square even runs into the leg part which definitely wouldn't be printed like that on the real deal...
    560Heliportgmonkey76Baby_Yoda
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,637
    When I printed stickers I used a VIP card image just like the one above, with nice solid lines, and it came out looking spotty, just like the real torso prints. It's like they used a lower-resolution printer for these than they do for regular production minifigures.
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 513
    Mine is scheduled to be delivered today, I assume in the same box the UCS Slave 1 will be in. Keeping my fingers crossed the bag isnt split and the printing looks ok.
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    When I printed stickers I used a VIP card image just like the one above, with nice solid lines, and it came out looking spotty, just like the real torso prints. It's like they used a lower-resolution printer for these than they do for regular production minifigures.
    I think LEGO had another company do the print for these...
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 425
    They must have. I've got Unitron figures over 20 years old with more complex prints that are far, far crisper than anything I've seen from the pictures of their figures that people have been sharing. 
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,580
    BobaFett27 

    I think LEGO had another company do the print for these...
    Maybe they outsourced to Lepin?
    pharmjodLuLegosid3windrAustinPowersOldfanKing_JBaby_Yoda
  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Northern IrelandMember Posts: 592
    Mine arrived today intact thankfully. 
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,624
    Just made my order to get my Black VIP reward. Exclusivity here I come!

    Perhaps they got the printing right by the time they got round to my one. Perhaps.
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,580
    ^ I was wondering that. Or maybe the guy with the stencil's silver pen is starting to run out.
    AustinPowers
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 513
    Got my order last night and the bag my card holder is in is intact. The printing looks ok but like @oldtodd33 my eyes aren’t the greatest but from what I can make out I am happy with it. Now my UCS Slave 1 sits under the Christmas tree taunting me ;)
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 659
    Mine arrived yesterday safely with the package intact.  It probably helped that the box size was just right to fit the two sets I bought plus the promo, and there was not much space for the promo to get bounced around during shipping.  And the torso print is small enough that I can't make out those details without a magnifying glass, so I won't worry about it...
    gratefulnat
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 306
    edited December 2018
    Oldfan said:
     And the torso print is small enough that I can't make out those details without a magnifying glass, so I won't worry about it...
    Last Saturday I was at a friends 40th Bday party. She figured a game of charades would be fun. When my turn came around, I passed on the first three cards because my arm wasn't long enough to be able to read the darn things. A helpful person lent me their reading glasses (note to self: do not leave house without glasses anymore) and I got the word toilet brush/scrubber... I'll let you imagine how to convey that doing pantomime.
    Anyway, when my car holder arrives, I will follow @Oldfan and assemble without glasses, seems wise after all the pictures of the 'beautiful' print job. Otherwise I might just feel like flushing it.
    560Heliport
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    colay said:
    Mine's shipped too. Boba Fett on my keys will replace a rather tired and shabby looking Kiss Kiss Batman lol
    My kiss kiss batman actually replaced a rather shabby looking Boba Fett on my keys.
    SprinkleOttercolay
  • pvp3020pvp3020 Member Posts: 139

    Anyway, when my car holder arrives...
    Car holder? Wow, that sounds like a much better promotion than the one *we* got.
    oldtodd33SprinkleOtterBaby_YodaAstrobricksgratefulnatsid3windr
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    ^ It's the new Corner Garage.
    gratefulnatpvp3020
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 483
    Mine arrived today in a nice padded envelope. Much better than a box!  I haven’t opened the bag yet, but then torso looks “fine” to me. 

    For it what it’s worth, my order was split because the promo didn’t work in my cart. My landspeeder keychain and Xtra Polybag was shipped in a box about the size of the others displayed on this thread. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,951
    Mine arrived yesterday with #41629 Boba Fett Brickheadz. The print on my fig looks pretty good, and the bag is intact. 
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    edited December 2018

    Cool? I guess? Mine arrived in its own padded envelope separate from my order. I wish LEGO planned out the VIP card “year of promotions” before they launched the program. It felt like they forgot about it and just threw together each of these promos last minute. I can’t even remember the one before the Y wing poster.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 539

    Cool? I guess? Mine arrived in its own padded envelope separate from my order. I wish LEGO planned out the VIP card “year of promotions” before they launched the program. It felt like they forgot about it and just threw together each of these promos last minute. I can’t even remember the one before the Y wing poster.
    The one none of us got, i believe it was a free DJ/minifig, I know I never got one
  • dolphins79dolphins79 Member Posts: 29
    Mine arrived scattered throughout the box. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,951
    ^ Yoda Force-busted the bag open ;-)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,763
    edited December 2018
    Well I was mostly pacified with the frame but it pisses me right off this new 'Star Wars Box' promo. That would have been a fine thing to toss into this last summer when they did nothing at all. Sure most of the boxes will just be leftover keychains and polybags but at least it looks like thought and effort went into it. 

    Edit, it just makes me annoyed how they clearly can do a decent promo if they actually try. At the very least this would have been a more clever way to do the giveaway of the precious metals R2. Getting a box with something even if not the big prize is better than an email saying ''JohnBob won! Here is a picture of him having fun".
    omniumMr_Cross
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 539
    ^ Star Wars Box Promo?!?!?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,763
    edited December 2018
    colay said:
    ^ Star Wars Box Promo?!?!?
    "Free box includes five LEGO® Star Wars™ items plus a card with instructions on how to enter to be one of five lucky winners to get an exclusive Star Wars™ Minifigure. Possibilities include: Platinum R2-D2™, Sterling Silver R2-D2™, or Signed & Graded TC-14."

    full link here: https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Offers-Promotions?icmp=SW-SHB-EG-NO-promol-127

    someone else posted it in the North America [email protected] thread

    If you look carefully you will see packaging that took more than an hour to design!
    omniumMr_Crosssid3windr
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,391
    Seems Americas/CA only - if this same promo doesn't appear on the European site soon, CS can expect to have an unpleasant conversation with me.
    omniumCovibandit778Mr_CrossVorpalRyusid3windr
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 539
    edited December 2018
    Not seen that, thanks for sharing @Bumblepants . @stlux there will be another unhappy call with CS from here too, if we do not
    omniumMr_CrossVorpalRyu
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,763
    I mean, I am more than happy for them to offer Star Wars stuff to all buyers but it is just salt in the wound of a very poorly run promo for this to pop up right now. I mean, this is exactly the kind of stuff the Black VIP card should have had.
    colayMr_CrossVorpalRyugmonkey76
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 831
    F**ckin' outrageous!
    Mr_CrossVorpalRyugmonkey76
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 307
    I'm really beyond any words...
    Mr_CrossVorpalRyu
  • flimflamflimflam EdinburghMember Posts: 11
    I owner what the “five Star Wars items” are?
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