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LEGO Xtra polybags 2018 discussion

dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 179
When I read the news about the new 'Xtra' accessories polybags on Reddit and a day later on Brickset, I was really very excited about this! The news on Brickset received overwhelmingly positive responses but unfortunately right now I can't find the news article in the archive (maybe because it contained leaked images?).
So this thread is meant to be to discuss the polybags on it's own merits and to provide information about the availability.
Brickset says at least 60 members own one of more of these polybags, so I wonder....
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  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 179
    Set numbers: #40309 (food), #40310 (botanical), #40311 (traffic lights), #40312 (streetlamps), #40313 (bicycles).
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,087
    They really are neat packs as they account for the smaller accessories you may want for your town, big or small. Though to me the only one worth the price is the one with two bikes.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,021
    Yep, overpriced parts packs except for the bicycles. And everyone is going to end up with the same colour bike. It's a shame they don't put the same parts in, but in random colours. They would have been more useful then.
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  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,488
    I think the lights one will be most useful to me. The new lantern is great to get and 2 lampposts for my theoretical not yet laid out city is great! The newspaper stand and post box won't go to waste either.
    Brickchap
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 842
    edited June 2018
    I'm just hoping it's the start of something... "xtra" could cover so much more than just these polybags.
    dutchlegofan50Brickchapcatwranglerkiki180703
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,021
    I imagine the lantern will appear at bricks and pieces soon enough. If not, coming in cheap sets should make it easy to get in multiples on BL.
    sid3windr
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,237
    I always hoped they'd do something similar for the modulars.  Instead of furnishing them, they could make the buildings a bit bigger (since they've gone smaller) and then put out poly bags or small set that are furnishings etc.  Bedroom set, kitchen appliances, antique vs modern styling items etc.
    dutchlegofan50snowhitie
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,166
    Mr_Cross said:
    I'm just hoping it's the start of something... "xtra" could cover so much more than just these polybags.
    not the start, there were similar boxes last year, but priced at 10€ I think, like furnitures for princesses.
    Mr_Cross
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,295
    https://brickset.com/article/36426/new-polybags-now-in-brand-stores. Not a leaked image, I took it at the LEGO house.

    I believe each brand store received one box of 30 of each so they will be sold out in most of them.
    dutchlegofan50
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 578
    Huw said:
    https://brickset.com/article/36426/new-polybags-now-in-brand-stores. Not a leaked image, I took it at the LEGO house.

    I believe each brand store received one box of 30 of each so they will be sold out in most of them.

    That is so few... hopefully that was just the first run to come off the production lines, and not the full run of the bags.
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 180
    Huw said:
    https://brickset.com/article/36426/new-polybags-now-in-brand-stores. Not a leaked image, I took it at the LEGO house.

    I believe each brand store received one box of 30 of each so they will be sold out in most of them.
    I popped into Cardiff yesterday and they certainly seemed confident enough of getting more - they displayed them in various places through City, Creator as well as their own little rack of them. Definitely didn't scream of 'limited stock' to me, quite the opposite in fact.
    Fizyxgmonkey76
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 536
    I was in the Glasgow store on Saturday and the little stand they were on emptied pretty quickly.  There were still quite a few there when we picked some up, but a few minutes later when we walked by again the stand was empty and the staff had actually removed it and filled the space with some brickheadz!  They did also have a few spread out amongst other bits too as mentioned above and I did hear a lot of folk asking for them.  Overheard two staff members saying that they only got 2 boxes.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 696
    At least they aren't as overpriced as Unikitty bags...
    They had loads on the shelf last week in Westfield Shepherd's Bush. I didn't pick any up, but thought about it, even though I don't particularly want any of them. I'll wait for a discount, double points, GWP or some other offer and use them to top up my basket amount, I guess.
    dmcc0sid3windr
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,021


    There are loads of them on ebay, some people saying these are rare, each store only had an allocation of 30 or 50 bags, etc. Combined with the book promo they are probably a nice little earner.

    I imagine most of them have gone to scalpers but I would be highly surprised if LEGO only did an incredibly small run of them. They look like the sort of thing that will be produced in their 1000s if there proves to be a market for them.

    No doubt some people will pay over the odds for them thinking that they are rare.
    omniumFowlerBricks
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 536
    ^I suppose if they are not online yet then those that are not near a brand store are more likely to pick these up via ebay etc.  I picked up a couple of each for a friend for his city layout because I just happened to be in Glasgow at the weekend and visiting the store anyway, otherwise he probably would've gone down the ebay route or try and pick some up on facebook selling pages etc. 
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 241
    The Lego store in Northpark Mall (Dallas) told me a couple of days ago that they wouldn't have any until July 1.
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 331
    Take it for what its worth but when I went to the Park Meadows (CO) store the guy there hadnt even heard of them or seen them and he seemed to think the brand stores dont stock poly bags (except for the freebies) as they are usually for regular retail stores, like walmart and target.
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 179
    Huw said:
    https://brickset.com/article/36426/new-polybags-now-in-brand-stores. Not a leaked image, I took it at the LEGO house.

    Thanks for the link! Your article received 146 likes which is a very high number for news articles. The 95 comments so far were almost all very positive - many people expressing that this is what they were waiting for for years.
    Like others have said, I really hope that LEGO will produce large numbers of these polybags and that it will be the beginning of a new line with accessory packs for many themes.
  • tcctcc Washington, DCMember Posts: 67
    Found these at the Tysons Corner store today, and I've seen other reports of them showing up in the States as well.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,295
    Images have turned up on LEGO's servers so it's reasonable to assume they'll go on sale online at the beginning of July.
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  • dspigeldspigel HonoluluMember Posts: 427
    I found the set at my local lego store. #40310 is their biggest seller.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,720
    My store has them but won't be putting them out until 7/1.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,728
    I think these are pretty fun for kids too, their parents probably don't want to spend ages on Bricklink/Brickowl trying to find the necessary apples, pears and bikes :)
    Mr_Cross
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,087
    snowhitie said:
    I think these are pretty fun for kids too, their parents probably don't want to spend ages on Bricklink/Brickowl trying to find the necessary apples, pears and bikes :)
    It is definitely a money maker for LEGO, because most of those parts typically are not worth much separate.Though still not bad when you factor in that you have to pay for shipping (and tax in many places) for LEGO parts, or via bricklink or brickowl.

    Buying bulk parts offsets those costs (at least for me) but I doubt people want to buy a handful of parts in one of those bags, then pay at least 2.95 for shipping on them.

    Though I'm guessing if you bought the parts from all bags in one order through LEGO it could be cheaper than buying all of the bags.


  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 536
    I think these will be popular online. Might be good for filling a basket to get above a GWP or free shipping threshold if nothing else
    omniummadforLEGOgmonkey76Mr_Cross
  • BJ21BJ21 Hampshire, UKMember Posts: 32
    These were all on the shelves at Leicester Square today
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 588
    I got the food one at Mall of America Friday; they also had the streetlights.
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 475
    Rockefeller Center store in NYC had a few left of each out. 
  • PisceanPetPisceanPet UKMember Posts: 17
    I bought a few of these bags at the Newcastle store on Friday, they had lots around the store.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 484
    In Houston, USA, the Xtra polybags are for sale at both the Woodlands and Galleria Lego stores. I was at the Galleria store yesterday and found them hanging at the top of the kiosk which normally held Brickheadz, keychains, and the assorted desk and stationery supply sets. There were not a whole lot. I bought two of the botanical ones and one each of the lightpost and traffic light bags. Each one was $4.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 588
    Correction: Mall of America had food and traffic light sets.
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 566
    My store has them but won't be putting them out until 7/1.

    Which store is this?  Is it the Anaheim one in Downtown Disney?  I don't understand why the stores are sitting on this when others like Glendora and Costa Mesa have been selling them since Thursday.  
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,344
    Was able to buy all 5 of them at the Chicago LEGO Store yesterday. They were $3.99 each.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,720
    Gooker1 said:
    My store has them but won't be putting them out until 7/1.

    Which store is this?  Is it the Anaheim one in Downtown Disney?  I don't understand why the stores are sitting on this when others like Glendora and Costa Mesa have been selling them since Thursday.  

    Pleasanton in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • JRLJRL UKMember Posts: 84
    Presumably the new foliage bag parts are made from the new bio-plastic, does anyone know?
  • dvw2dvw2 MassachusettsMember Posts: 33
    Got the streetlight & traffic light packs today in Massachusetts. $3.99 apiece. Haven't opened them yet but they seem like a fun addition!
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 469
    Should’ve asked my local store about these when I bought my Harry Potter sets yesterday. Aw well, maybe I’ll swing back by later. Anyone checked the Atlanta area stores?
  • tomahawkertomahawker Member Posts: 144
    LegoTT said:
    Anyone checked the Atlanta area stores?
    They had all 5 varieties at the Sugarloaf Mills store when I was there last week.
    LegoTT
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 549
    dvw2 said:
    Got the streetlight & traffic light packs today in Massachusetts. $3.99 apiece. Haven't opened them yet but they seem like a fun addition!
    Where in MA?
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 92
    JRL said:
    Presumably the new foliage bag parts are made from the new bio-plastic, does anyone know?
    Yes. That’s what they told me at the Lego store when I picked them up several days back. 
    JRL
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 469
    Keilup said:
    JRL said:
    Presumably the new foliage bag parts are made from the new bio-plastic, does anyone know?
    Yes. That’s what they told me at the Lego store when I picked them up several days back. 
    Is that technically the first place these new bio-plastic pieces showed up?  Curious if they’ve already started using them in sets.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 301
    Not here yet? 

    https://www.bouwsteentjes.info/visual-lego-city-40303-vehicle-parts-polybag/

    Sorry for the Dutch link, but you’ll get the gist I reckon. Guess this one will be a little less cheap then the others, but still nice even if this one is more aimed at little kids.
    Mr_CrossBaby_YodaBumblepantssid3windrkiki180703
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 588
    I like it! Need to put all of those parts on ONE vehicle! :)
    Mr_CrossBaby_Yodasid3windrkiki180703
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 842
    Apologies if anyone else has posted this, but the xtra sets look to be 'coming soon' on [email protected]:
    https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/search/xtra
    £2.99 each! Definitely a good way to make up orders that need to reach a promotional threshold.
    BumblepantsomniummadforLEGOasrfarinhakiki180703
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 1,944
    Is it just me, or are vehicle parts about the last thing anyone needs more of? 
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,087
    Is it just me, or are vehicle parts about the last thing anyone needs more of? 
    Depends on if you like building vehicles or not. For all the parts I buy from PaB and bricks and pieces, one thing I often forget is plates, vehicle parts, and 1x1 whatevers (clips, eyelets, etc). When I get to building MOCs I think I'm going to be cursing my shortsightedness. Some sets I have broken open for parts will reduce that need, but still likely to be having to order a bunch of utilitarian type parts.

    I'm patiently waiting for the Banana suit guy promo to start so I can start buying some smaller LEGO sets I have been eying (hoping these polys go live before the promo starts)
    Bumblepants
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 1,944
    I’ve collected a lot of used LEGO locally and buy a lot of sets for parts, so I’ve no shortage of vehicle parts.
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 327
    edited July 2018
    I’d be all over a vehicle parts thing if it was Speed Champions stuff like fenders, wheels, rims, etc. The fenders can be a bit tricky to find at times, depending on the color. EX: White and red have had the most appearances in sets, while black has never had a full set in any SC release, and light bluish gray is annoyingly hard to find because it was only released in that color once back in 2015. 

    As for the Xtra polybags, there is no LEGO store around here, but if they become available from the online store or other stores, I definitely want them, as I could use more scenery stuff. Road signs would have been nice as well.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,087
    I’d be all over a vehicle parts thing if it was Speed Champions stuff like fenders, wheels, rims, etc. The fenders can be a bit tricky to find at times, depending on the color. EX: White and red have had the most appearances in sets, while black has never had a full set in any SC release, and light bluish gray is annoyingly hard to find because it was only released in that color once back in 2015. 

    As for the Xtra polybags, there is no LEGO store around here, but if they become available from the online store or other stores, I definitely want them, as I could use more scenery stuff. Road signs would have been nice as well.
    Just an FYI, the 'shorty' fenders can be found in many colors in bricks and pieces right now, including black. The regular fenders are in many colors as well, including silver metallic and black
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 327
    I’d be all over a vehicle parts thing if it was Speed Champions stuff like fenders, wheels, rims, etc. The fenders can be a bit tricky to find at times, depending on the color. EX: White and red have had the most appearances in sets, while black has never had a full set in any SC release, and light bluish gray is annoyingly hard to find because it was only released in that color once back in 2015. 

    As for the Xtra polybags, there is no LEGO store around here, but if they become available from the online store or other stores, I definitely want them, as I could use more scenery stuff. Road signs would have been nice as well.
    Just an FYI, the 'shorty' fenders can be found in many colors in bricks and pieces right now, including black. The regular fenders are in many colors as well, including silver metallic and black
    Are you talking City fenders or Speed Champion fenders? The short City fenders does work for SC buiilds, but I’d love short SC fenders in black.
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