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Lego Shop In Paris - Exclusives?

homersollyhomersolly LeicestershireMember Posts: 25
edited September 2018 in Everything else LEGO
Hi all, arrived in Paris to find a Lego shop near my hotel 😀.

Does anybody know if there are exclusives I will only be able to pick up in a Paris (I.e. like Lester minifigure from London)?

Thanks in advance.

Kev

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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 811
    Not that I know of unfortunately - TLG seem to regard Leicester Square as their flagship European store and thus an exclusive minfig followed, plus many product launches and events with signings. It would be nice to think there was a minifig for the flagship store of every country but I don't think this is the case.
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  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    Hi all, arrived in Paris to find a Lego shop near my hotel 😀.

    Does anybody know if there are exclusives I will only be able to pick up in a Paris (I.e. like Lester minifigure from London)?

    Thanks in advance.

    Kev
    Geez.....just go to the Lego shop to look for yourself and ask the employees.  
  • homersollyhomersolly LeicestershireMember Posts: 25
    Thanks Rancor, at least someone has manners as for 1265, maybe you need to find some.
    JRL
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,947
    I recall someone posting images of some unique shop window builds and displays but there was nothing special to buy.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,488
    You might still find this: https://brickset.com/sets/3850065-1/Parisian-Guy 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,026
    Huw said:
    Was that on the PAB wall? I'd imagine all the baguettes would disappear if they were.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,488
    Perhaps it is/was pre-packaged like the guard is at Leicester Sq.
  • RedMarkRedMark UKMember Posts: 79
    edited September 2018
    The Lego store at Disney Village Paris has this build pre packaged for €4.99. The parts where also available on the PAB wall.
    sid3windrFowlerBricksstluxkiki180703
  • homersollyhomersolly LeicestershireMember Posts: 25
    Cheers all. Will also look at Disneyland on Thursday 
  • evvdu95evvdu95 Member Posts: 3
    I go in the two Parisian Stores once a month, and I confirm that there is nothing exclusive anymore. They stopped making keychains and magnets with the Store city name some years ago. So the only "exclusive" thing is the pick & build parisian guy.

    However, its parts were availlable in April-May, I took a third of a big cup full of baguettes, because it's very annoying to pay 0,25€ par baguette on B&P.


    CCC
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,026
    ^ Thanks. I had seen loads of the tan baguettes start appearing on BL at about 15-20 Eurocents and so that could well be why. You must be able to get a lot into a cup.

  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 811
    [Homer voice] Mmmmm... baguettes

    To be fair back in the day I almost entirely filled a large cup with different coloured gems, some colours of which are probably quite rare. When the rarer elements are there you go all out!
    gmonkey76
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,323
    I recall someone posting images of some unique shop window builds and displays but there was nothing special to buy.
    I posted a few last year. there was notre dame and the arc de triomphe and some massive figs like a painter who would paint your portrait for real thanks to a camera.
    I didn't think to ask about exclusives, I was really more interested in the displays.
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    Thanks Rancor, at least someone has manners as for 1265, maybe you need to find some.
    I'm sorry your too sensitive in my response for suggesting you go out and explore the Lego store close to your hotel.  Making a forum thread asking, "What shall I do....," seems pretty ridiculous.  May I suggest a bagel and a cup of tea for breakfast. :)
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 785
    A bagel? In Paris? {rolls eyes} :)
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  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    edited September 2018
    omnium said:
    A bagel? In Paris? {rolls eyes} :)
    Please explain? {rolls eyes with a twitch} :)
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    edited September 2018

  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    1265 the point of the thread is a discussion. Learning and sharing. If you don’t have anything to say nice, or informative, don’t say it. 

    As flor the OP, thanks for asking and creating this thread.  I’m about to have a friend be in the area and NOW I KNOW something he can get me THAT I DID NOT KNOW BEFORE. Thank you kindly. 
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,238
    I also think that while it's fair to say go ask the staff it's also fair to point out that if you go ask the staff about store exclusives they are just as likely to try and sell you on the UCS sets and not have a clue when you mention things like the Lester polybag.


    Bumblepantsstluxkiki180703
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,947
    Shib said:
    I also think that while it's fair to say go ask the staff it's also fair to point out that if you go ask the staff about store exclusives they are just as likely to try and sell you on the UCS sets and not have a clue when you mention things like the Lester polybag.


    Yeah store employees are very hit or miss with their knowledge. Some are big Lego fans and some are just there for a job. Also, it is quite likely that at least one or more of the parties to the conversation will not be using their first language which can lead to misunderstandings.
    ShibstluxRogerKirkkiki180703
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 350
    Ask on here first and you can get any info on what to look for when you go.

    Go first and you run the risk of missing something that could have been there and didn't see.

    Seems a perfectly fine question to be asking!

    If you can go to the Dinseyland Store do - there were some great models in there when I went last year. Didn't make it to the central Paris store in the end.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 785
    edited September 2018
    1265 said:
    omnium said:
    A bagel? In Paris? {rolls eyes} :)
    Please explain? {rolls eyes with a twitch} :)
    It's a stereotype, I know, but the French are famous for eating croissants, pain chocolate and/or baguettes for breakfast.
    You can get bagels everywhere, but I expect most (non-US) people think of them as an American thing. Or at least, I do. Here in the UK, the bagels I buy come from the "New York Bakery Company".
    Now I want a bagel :-)
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76kiki18070377ncaachamps
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