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Sainsburys Lego Cards start today

colaycolay Member Posts: 547
As per last year, 4 cards for £10 spend. I don not know if they are new, revised, or a re-release, as not been shopping yet :) till 8th October


  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    edited August 2018
    New cards, Ive just been told
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    There are more details in the here. I got my first four packs today from the office home delivery order. Look very similar to last years ones, with minifigures on most with chrome minibuilds on a few. I'm off to my local to get the book later.
  • bookmumbookmum Member Posts: 1,483
    I knew this a couple of weeks ago. Told by my Sainsburys worker sister. She said I couldn't tell anyone because Sainsburys didn't want it leaked. Bit stupid if you ask me. Everyone probably went and bought the new school uniforms last week at Asda but now they are probably thinking " Darn it. If I had waited I could of got the ugly grey polyester this week instead and I would of got some cool cards out of it ".
    (Memo to self....don't forget to buy the school shoes.......)
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk Member Posts: 365
    I got 4 packs this morning and one of the books to put them in. Will be opening them with my little boy when he finishes nursery later.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    Just been into the Winnersh store to get a few bits, some albums and get free cards....nothing. Asked at CS desk and they said it was a mistake by the advertising department who put Wednesday 28th August on the posters.

    However a colleague did some shopping and came back with eight packs of cards....and nobody else has claimed to be collecting them yet!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,215
    Hey, if anyone is able to secure a couple of sets and some extra sealed packs for me, please drop me an PM.

    Although I assume there will be copious amounts of these around, I like to get ahead on these things.

  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Will they be producing more albums this time ...?
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
     @SumoLego suggest you tap up @Pitfall69 while he's over here and he can fill up his family's luggage with cards and albums for the US market.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,215
    Ooo... good call!
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    So, does this mean the same problems as last time? Mis-cut cards, packets with less than stated number of cards, and mountains of swaps.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    12 packs opened. All cards look fine, just three duplicates!

    I'm looking to do a couple of albums again like last year. But this grew to four full sets and probably 50-60% of a fifth and sixth. Happy to hunt out an additional set for across the pond @SumoLego if you need one.
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    @SumoLego..will help if need be...
  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    I'll be getting a few sets too, I hope. Still have sets and books left over from last year :)
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Is there a set to accompany the cards, just like last time? I've seen an advert on Facebook, and they've got two new MFs to front it.
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    I see they've reused some of the figures on the cards too - Banana Suit Guy for example. Seeing how many CMFs there are, they could have created another set without using duplicates.
  • ArpieArpie Member Posts: 28
    I was in Sainsburys in south London yesterday evening and they were stocking up on all the promo material.  The display stands were up but they had no stock of the new set to go with it so just had standard Creator sets and Banana men.  They didn't know what the new set would be but last years car was pretty good so I'm hoping it's of the same calibre.  Interestingly I was told the book and promotion were launching on Saturday (1st September) so I don't know if the roll out will be different in different regions?
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    Got my albums today and 5 more packs as the checkout chap was feeling generous! There is no set to go with the cards this year which is a shame. I did see banana and hotdog guy keyring at the tills and bag for life with the card logo on.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    I don't think the set was very popular last year. All the Sainsburys near me had loads left that needed discounting.
  • bookmumbookmum Member Posts: 1,483
    Is there an offical matching set ? I didn't see any mention of one when I got my first 16 cards yesterday? 
  • bookmumbookmum Member Posts: 1,483
    There is no linked to promo set on sainsburys website.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    Got the album. Looks really good! Full of fun facts. 
    I think I'll be trading cards with people at work again - last time all of the parents were apparently much more into completing the set and doing swapsies than the kids! 
  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    Dont let the kids do swappies, they're hands are grubby :)
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    Happened to go into the Sainsbury's in Welwyn. They had a display up & a second one with random sets.
    Not collecting but not going to turn down free cards
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,215
    colay said:
    Dont let the kids do swappies, they're hands are grubby :)
    They'll put them in their bicycle spokes.  Or maybe in the Hoverboard fenders... kids.
  • bookmumbookmum Member Posts: 1,483
    I am already planning a swapsies event at my daughters school and the school year hasn't even started yet! Not for the kids - it's for us parents. The kids mean and horrible teachers don't let them bring in cards to swap so their interest runs out quicker than the grown ups! Last time people must have thought the PTA was communicating in secret code 
    "I need a 17 and a 53"
    "I have two 97's but need 24"
    "104 and 3"
    and on and on....

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    Last year I ended up like some dodgy dealer with dozens of swaps. The office ladies with kids were coming in with lists they needed. By the end I had so many swaps and so few wants that I did 30 cards for 1 in return
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Member Posts: 547
    If anyone can assist in getting these for me, it would be appreciated.

    Based in Ireland
  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    @muftak1 I'll do my best to help. What do you need help with? swap, or obtaining cards and a book?
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    Bit of glut of packs in the first couple of days. We appear to be half way to the first set already!
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    Discovered my wife bought Little Miss Speedman an album the same time as I did. She's started tucking cards in already. 134 is my favourite so far.

  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    My brother has already started, though I've checked the list at the back. Hotdog Guy and Banana Guy are the only ones from the first set to reapear, while the Easter Bunny Guy is the first not to come from a CMF set (Lily and Sam excluded).
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    edited August 2018
    Always fun to save cards, Nanny promised to get us a book, already got us a set, hope to get the book filled! 
  • whitearmywhitearmy Member Posts: 6
    Hi all, if anyone needs packs, albums or even full sets please PM me, can send anywhere in the world (you just need to cover the postage) 
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    Mrs Speedman has the local FB buy nothing group on the case. An envelope with 15 packs dropped through the letterbox this morning. Under 40 to go on the first set.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
    @Speedman29 we’ll know where to come for swapsies then! 
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,291
    So back to school this week. So new uniform needed. Another 11 packs plus the beach party banana guy in the box too. Down to our last 20 odd cards for the first set and third the way to a 2nd.
  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    Wow. Nice work. I'll let you know what i need :)
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    This stateside guy is jealous of the talk in this thread!

    Have fun!
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector Member Posts: 765
    edited September 2018
    I just finished collecting a full set of this year's Sainsbury's Create The World Incredible Inventions cards:

    I had to open 137 packs before I found the last missing card which is much better than last year in my experience! :-)
    I spent about £50 on packs, the rest being free with purchases. A few packs had 5 cards and 1 had a half card but all had at least 4 cards. A small number of cards where damaged even though the pack  was undamaged (all were opened very carefully). The foil cards also suffer from inperfections (like last year) at least 50% of the time!
    I used one of the Star Wars card collection binders to store all of the cards (all 551 of them) while collecting which is currently available for £4.99. I also bought the official card display book but you will cause significant damage to your cards if you mount them in the display book. Unless I get some more duplicates, I will hold off from using the official display book!
    My faviourate card is number 134 Police Officer! What is your faviourate ?
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
    @SeanTheCollector well done! Currently about 20 cards shy of a full set but with about 30 packs to open. Also about 50 shy of a second set. Putting one set in the album, cards okay if put in carefully. 2nd set will go into plastic card holders similar to yours (as with series 1) and will keep a 2nd mint album. I like the Sam & Lily cards (would have liked new minifigs even without a set) but also card 134, a spare of which will go with my S18 police force!
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    @SeanTheCollector Are you placing the cards in a penny sleeve first, then the 9-card pocket?

    Just thinking the foil may stick to the 9-pocket if it isn't PVC-free.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
    For what it's worth, I calculate I've opened 64 packs so far to get 259 cards as I had a couple of packs with extras - I have 119/140 towards set 1 and 86/140 towards set 2. Recounted the pile and there's 40 still to open (Monday evening sorted!). Due to having been travelling they've been spread around from Newcastle to Newport Pagnell/MK and various points in between so I was wondering (as you do) if there were any regional variations in card distribution. To date the most multiples I have are 7x#57, 6x#86 and 5x#92&#97 - I also have a spreadsheet but will spare you that!
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector Member Posts: 765
    edited September 2018
    I did record number/category/name/count of my cards in a spreadsheet! :-)
    The first half is:
    003SissorsElf Maiden4
    006SissorsSuper Wrestler2
    008PaperPop Star7
    009Create!Yellow Hut1
    011RockMonster Rocker3
    012PaperVideo Game Guy3
    013RockUnicorn Guy2
    017PaperClassic Alien5
    020Create!Purple Flower2
    022Create!Year Of The Snake4
    023SissorsCactus Girl5
    024SissorsEvil Mech6
    027SissorsGourmet Chef5
    031RockForest Maiden3
    032PaperMotorcycle Mechanic4
    033Create!Horse And Carriage4
    034Create!Red Car6
    035SissorsIntergalactic Girl4
    036PaperBattle Goddess3
    038SissorsHot Dog Guy1
    039PaperDog Show Winner4
    040RockParty Clown7
    041Create!Barn Owl3
    043PaperWildlife Photographer4
    044RockWrestling Champion6
    045PaperStreet Skater6
    046SissorsSwiming Champion3
    047Create!Ice Cream1
    048PaperGenie Girl3
    049RockPretzel Girl6
    050SissorsCake Guy2
    051PaperElephant Costume Girl1
    054PaperScallywag Pirate3
    058SissorsBanana Suit Guy5
    060RockDownhill Skier3
    065PaperDragon Suit Guy5
    067RockLaser Mech4
    068SissorsGrandma Visitor2
    069Create!Birthday Cake5
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector Member Posts: 765
    The second half is:
    071RockBirthday Party Girl4
    072Create!Rainforest Frog2
    074Create!Pirate Ship4
    075SissorsIce Queen2
    076PaperBattle Mech2
    077SissorsEvil Wizard3
    079RockDino Tracker4
    080PaperWarrior Woman4
    081PaperLady Liberty3
    082Create!Emerald Express5
    083RockButterfly Girl5
    084SissorsFitness Instructor6
    085RockFly Monster4
    086Create!Ocean Explorer4
    087PaperZombie Cheerleader3
    090SissorsSpace Alien4
    091RockPenguin Boy3
    093Create!Gas Station5
    094Create!Drone Explorer5
    099Create!Mobile Phone4
    103RockEaster Bunny Suit Guy5
    106SissorsGorilla Suit Guy3
    107Create!Ice Cream Stand5
    108RockBricksuit Girl4
    110SissorsEvil Robot5
    111Create!St. Bernard Dog4
    112RockCorn Cob Guy5
    113Create!Brick Apple3
    114PaperRoller Derby Girl8
    117PaperTennis Ace6
    119RockEgytian Warrior2
    120Create!Hollywood Letters4
    121PaperCat Costume Girl5
    122SissorsSpooky Boy8
    123Create!Ultralight Plane4
    124RockIce Skater5
    126PaperZombie Businessman1
    129SissorsClockwork Robot2
    130Create!Future Flyers3
    133RockHot Dog Vendor3
    134SissorsPolice Officer3
  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    Wow! Im not even close to my first, and I said I'd help @Muftak1 out too getting a set.
    I've bought him a book. If anyone can help me with any doubles or triples they have, will help me getting a set for him.
     @whitearmy can you help at all?
  • bookmumbookmum Member Posts: 1,483
    Well done @SeanTheCollector. I need about 25 cards and I am done. I have probably spent more money in Sainsburys in the last couple of weeks than I have for months having pretty much defected to Iceland and the over priced corner shop! Staff member at the Big Sainsburys in Sydenham gave me 12 packs when I should of only got one. I told her I loved her. Which is a bit wierd now I look back at that moment. 
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 967
    Took my little boy to buy some new slippers and when we were at the till the lady in front asked if he was collecting the cards, I said yes so she gave them to him when she paid, 23 packs she gave us, hopefully the last two "we" need will be amongst them!
  • CoopsCoops Member Posts: 22
    I live in a small village and the closest sainsburys is an hour's drive away, I'm going to get mine from eBay. For the last set, my mother in law picked up some from a charity shop, I still need to finish them too.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
    ^ Check on here (probably in Marketplace) before buying off eBay. I have loads of spares (also from set 1) and once I have the 2 sets I’m after I’ll be happy to offload extras.
  • colaycolay Member Posts: 547
    Gibbo1959 said:
    ^ Check on here (probably in Marketplace) before buying off eBay. I have loads of spares (also from set 1) and once I have the 2 sets I’m after I’ll be happy to offload extras.
    Hi @Gibbo1959 If i give you a list of numbers, would be good if you can help me, complete a set for @Muftak1 please? I said id help earlier in the thread, but I am struggling to complete my set, let alone a second one, but I have a few of certain numbers, then never see others at all 5 x 7, 4 x 54, 4 x 58 etc etc, but never seen 33 or 98 once, let alone any doubles!
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