Availability of Walmart Anniversary sets 4000028 4000029 4000030

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,799
There has been a bit of discussion about these sets in various threads, especially their value for money as they are $20 each.


Well, according to this reddit post (via brickfan) LEGO have confirmed that just 5000 of each have been made, so while they might not be worth $20 each, they will probably sell for 3-4 times that soon due to the lack of availability.



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  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,394
    Well. If there were any floating around out there, they'll be snapped up this morning. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,828
    Dang. Well I take my mocking comments back then. I still don't want them but I can see they will be quite the collectors item at that small a number.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,395
    Funny, I've seen a photo of a box with a serial number in the 54xx range earlier today.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    Dang. Well I take my mocking comments back then.
    I wouldn't.  This is a ridiculous promotion.
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  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,395
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  • mdtvandymdtvandy USAMember Posts: 58
    This seems like it's got to be wrong as there are nearly 5000 Walmart stores in the US. Each store only got one of each?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    I think its only available online.
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  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 737
    Online only, but I could select store pickup.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 815
    So for 100k, someone can actually own every single set and control the market?  Very tempting...
    sid3windr
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,828
    So for 100k, someone can actually own every single set and control the market?  Very tempting...
    That worked out really great for the UK #41999 market cornerer guy...
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,799
    As they are online, at least he doesn't have to drive the length and breadth of the US to get them.


  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    So for 100k, someone can actually own every single set and control the market?  Very tempting...
    That worked out really great for the UK #41999 market cornerer guy...
    Market cornerer guy...

    i now have a new term in my vocabulary Thanks!
    Bumblepants
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    Well, they're sold out. l was waiting until today so l could order all 3 at the same time. Guess l get none of them now
  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    I got #4000 of the windmill. Apparently they don't even have a nice booklet inside or anything. 
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 569
    I saw the image that claims there were only 5000 produced also pop up on Reddit and dismissed the email as fake. In the third sentence, the font changes as if the email was edited. That being said I am curious about how many of these really were produced. 
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  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 937
    ^Definite pass for me as well. Hey, at least this time nobody really seemed to be bragging about getting multiples of limited online exclusives.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    gmonkey76 said:
    Since I'm not planning on getting rid of any of my LEGO until I'm dead I don't care about my sets resale value. To me they are not worth $20, and I have no interest in them. At $10 they may of been a nice display box, but I guess that doesn't matter now. 

    I love an exclusive as much as the next AFOL, perhaps more, but these are thankfully exclusives that I'm happy not to own. Honestly, we're getting the point where LEGO can badge any old rubbish as an exclusive, confident in the knowledge that it'll fly off the shelves in record time regardless.... $20 for these sets is bad enough, let alone $20 + scalper tax.

    Agreed. If they had the original molds to make the original parts of these sets, I would have been more interested. But using new parts to make old sets, but put them in old looking boxes? Pass.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    This entire thing smells fishy to me.  Fishy fishy!
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  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 815
    So for 100k, someone can actually own every single set and control the market?  Very tempting...
    That worked out really great for the UK #41999 market cornerer guy...
    I am not familiar with this story.  Can someone elaborate? 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086

    Market cornerer guy...


    The next CMF.....
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    So for 100k, someone can actually own every single set and control the market?  Very tempting...
    That worked out really great for the UK #41999 market cornerer guy...
    I am not familiar with this story.  Can someone elaborate? 
    There was a guy in the U.K. that was buying up a large amount of the  limited #41999 set, presumably to corner the market, well shortly after the bottom fell out on the price of the set and demand sunk to around retail for the set if I recall. Not sure anyone knows who that guy was, or how he did after that happened.
    ReesesPieces
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 480
    So, it's worth checking back this stuff.  Earlier today to I tried buying 4000030 online and saw that it was already sold out.  5 minutes ago I checked again and they had them for sale again.  Had been able to 4000029 similarly but not 4000028.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 523
    I love an exclusive as much as the next AFOL, perhaps more, but these are thankfully exclusives that I'm happy not to own. Honestly, we're getting the point where LEGO can badge any old rubbish as an exclusive, confident in the knowledge that it'll fly off the shelves in record time regardless.... $20 for these sets is bad enough, let alone $20 + scalper tax.
    This guy gets it! I suspected something else would be pulled by Lego to justify the $20 price tag on these tributes to mediocrity. "LIMITED EDITION!" "ULTRA-RARE!" "ONLY 5000 MADE!" Ugh, I can read the eBay listings now. Even when it comes to Lego, which we can all agree makes very good toys, there is always opportunity for a fool and his money to part ways.
    MegtheCat
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    I love an exclusive as much as the next AFOL, perhaps more, but these are thankfully exclusives that I'm happy not to own. Honestly, we're getting the point where LEGO can badge any old rubbish as an exclusive, confident in the knowledge that it'll fly off the shelves in record time regardless.... $20 for these sets is bad enough, let alone $20 + scalper tax.
    What if I told you they randomly inserted a diamond encrusted 2x2 brick in these sets?
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    gmonkey76 said:
    Since I'm not planning on getting rid of any of my LEGO until I'm dead I don't care about my sets resale value. To me they are not worth $20, and I have no interest in them. At $10 they may of been a nice display box, but I guess that doesn't matter now. 

    I love an exclusive as much as the next AFOL, perhaps more, but these are thankfully exclusives that I'm happy not to own. Honestly, we're getting the point where LEGO can badge any old rubbish as an exclusive, confident in the knowledge that it'll fly off the shelves in record time regardless.... $20 for these sets is bad enough, let alone $20 + scalper tax.

    Agreed. If they had the original molds to make the original parts of these sets, I would have been more interested. But using new parts to make old sets, but put them in old looking boxes? Pass.
    Oh, I was hoping they came with exclusive period-correct heavy metals in the bricks.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,919
    Oh, I was hoping they came with exclusive period-correct heavy metals in the bricks.
    Then how could I resist opening the boxes and eating them?
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  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,062
    Yeah seems totally fishy to me. I mean this has nothing to do with Walmart really. It’s TLG deciding supposedly to only make 5,000 of something that otherwise could have been really nice for the masses to enjoy.
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  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Just curious as i'm still pretty new to Lego, but how much do you think these would have cost if released 60 years ago? I know pricing then and now can't really be compared, but I was just curious. :)
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Just curious as i'm still pretty new to Lego, but how much do you think these would have cost if released 60 years ago? I know pricing then and now can't really be compared, but I was just curious. :)
    Closest I could find using http://www.in2013dollars.com/1958-dollars-in-2018?amount=2.35

    is $2.35 US in 1958 = $20.06 US in 2018
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  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Closest I could find using http://www.in2013dollars.com/1958-dollars-in-2018?amount=2.35

    is $2.35 US in 1958 = $20.06 US in 2018
    Oww that's pretty cool, thank you :)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,828
    And if you bought the parts on bricks and pieces it would also be around $2.50-$4 each
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  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 997
    Are these only a walmart exclusive?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468
    ryjay said:
    Are these only a walmart exclusive?
    Yes
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468

    Just curious as i'm still pretty new to Lego, but how much do you think these would have cost if released 60 years ago? I know pricing then and now can't really be compared, but I was just curious. :)
    Closest I could find using http://www.in2013dollars.com/1958-dollars-in-2018?amount=2.35

    is $2.35 US in 1958 = $20.06 US in 2018
    If released in 1958, they would have had no collectibility surcharge, so if we say they should have sold for about $5 today, that means maybe 60 cents in 1958.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    Cute sets but without booklet and at those prices I agree with the above posters and it's a pass for me.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 801
    What do you actually get in the set other than the bricks and instruction manual?
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 276
    I'm more interested to hear if there is a plan to release these outside if the US. Usually the promotional sets that show up in Walmart and the likes end up turning up as [email protected] promotions in the UK at some point. I wonder if that'll be the case here.
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