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There are 15 official build with detailed instructions, an additional 20 or so suggested builds (which are easy enough to replicate) on an included poster and interior box art (the packaging is pretty posh for a standard retail set, tbh), and just a bunch of fun parts to accomodate your every whim, including 12 of the new 6264051 (in purple), which is legit the most useful new part Lego has introduced this year, and five of the new 6257048 diadem parts (one in each bag).
My only real gripe with this set is that while she has several face options, only bag four's 'angry' face comes in seperate parts. Four of the five face options are single printed 4x4×1 bricks. The extra eye and mouth prints from #70824 kinda help to assuage this, offering a few more seperate printed eye and mouth bits to add to the mix.
This one is my favorite of the official builds:
That said, I have loved most of the sets from all those themes and this one is no different.
Merchandise that consistently lingers on shelves until it needs to be heavily discounted sends all of the wrong messages to retailers and to the company producing the product. It causes a false price inflation on the front end msrp to offset potential price reductions, and it leads to decreased volume and diversity in product orders and thus available supply.
If there were less people who 'wait for sales' and more consistent consumers, Lego would cost less and stores would stock a larger variety of Lego products.
Lego fandom is a complicated and subjective thing. One of the things I've realized about my own fandom in the last year is that I am becoming a minifigs-only fan, and that I'm only going to Bricklink the figs I want. I just don't have the room for anything else. I've had my fill of mechs, trucks, and Quinjets, etc. Bins of them, in fact.
@flord I started as a minifigure collector & found that sometimes it was cheaper to buy sets on clearance than to buy them on BL or ebay individually. I understand the reasoning though, because a bunch of figures fit into a smaller space.
And please don't forget that sets on clearance or discount still have profit margins built-in. LEGO makes their money the moment a retailer puts in their wholesale order. The retail discounts we see as the end-customer have little effect on LEGO, but instead come out of the retailer's profit margin.
This is why LEGO now has 100 retail stores - they get the production (wholesale) profit and the retail profit. They do a better job of maintaining their stock levels - thus why we do not regularly see sales at their retail stores.
I don't think you can draw a correlation between product price and the segment of the market that is frugal about their entry into the market. There definitely isn't a direct line between the variety of product offered and discounts offered by the retailer.
Anyhow, I'm not particularly interested in dissecting the ripple effects of sell through thresholds and the current post-Walmart retail model at length in an online forum about Lego. I was a bit remiss in my initial comment, as this really isn't the correct arena. I do apologize for derailing the thread. We can go back to waiting on sales and excitedly gushing over the new sets now. :D
Ghost Rider and Firestorm both have trans red 'hair' elements. They're permanently fused to their heads though.
BTW, we are apparently getting an... umbrella as a promo at some point!?
I've already given Disco Kitty a bit of a makeover. I grabbed a handful of the Unikitty! CMFs last week in hopes of getting Queasy Kitty (who I got!), and there was one with this sparkly torso. I figured it fully fit Disco Kitty. :p
On another note, Benny's Space Squad is in stock at Target for shipping & pick up.
I believe Target had a street date for these sets as Jan. 6 which is why they are now freely available.