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Lego Inside Tour 2019

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  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143

    Have fun Tomong and good luck to all those on the tour next week, say a big hi to the LEGO family (Astrid, Line, Mike, Stuart...)

    I agree with the comment that June tour should see the newer sets and buy them but I still wouldn't swap having been on the first one in May.. but I totally understand... Just having to pay full price for those new sets instead.

    ravendragonwing
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54

    Finally booked my trip in September :D
    Since Legoland is closed several days during the week, I decided to arrive on Sunday and go there on Monday. I am sure I find something to do on Tuesday as well ;) I found a cheap hotel outside Billund that cost the same for 3 nights as the ones in Billund cost for 1 night, so I stay there before the tour start. Since everyone is complaining how difficult it is to bring all the Lego in the suitcases on the airplane I am coming by car, so the short distance from Billund is no problem ;)

    I wish everyone going next week a fabulous stay :)

    ravendragonwing
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,490
    Am I right in thinking that the embargo date for the Inside Tour set is this Friday, once this week's tour has ended?

    Surprisingly, LEGO has published the instructions on its server already but I'm not going to provide a link yet...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    Huw said:
    Am I right in thinking that the embargo date for the Inside Tour set is this Friday, once this week's tour has ended?

    Surprisingly, LEGO has published the instructions on its server already but I'm not going to provide a link yet...
    They aren't appearing under the 4000034 number, have they gone again?
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    Huw said:
    Am I right in thinking that the embargo date for the Inside Tour set is this Friday, once this week's tour has ended?

    Surprisingly, LEGO has published the instructions on its server already but I'm not going to provide a link yet...
    When I went on my tour which was last 2 days of May and first day of June in 2017, I think the embargo lift wasn't until the start of July - perhaps they've shortened it due to leaks?
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143

    I was there so can confirm that the embargo on "the set" lifts at 11am UK time (noon CET) on 14th June, which is the exact time the 2nd tour will have just been given their set with the big reveal - tada..

    My impression was they've shortened as the longer the embargo the more likely to leak.

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,490
    edited June 11
    Thanks!

    And, yes, they are still there but not linked to on the BI portal so you need to know the 7-digit number of the instructions to find them.
    Aanchir
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    Hopefully it”ll be like the Ferguson Tractor - good to look at and possible to recreate with BL orders without spending a fortune, and also so I won’t be overly envious of this year’s tourers! ;)
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 567
    So how about some discussion of the first use of a 3D printed part in an official LEGO set?

    I would love to see the resolution LEGO has achieved on the printed part and how it looks against the molded pieces.

    This also opens up a whole realm of other interesting opportunities. I can't imagine it will be very widely used at any point in the near future, but eventually, 3D plastic printing could get close to the quality of a standard molded part.
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 279
    edited June 14
    One of this years sets has just hit eBay. Currently at $425 (17 bids) with a buy-it-now of $12,500.

    Can't wait to get mine in September. I will not be selling mine. :D As a fan of modular buildings I'm looking forward to integrating it into my street!
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    I got my set on the first tour last month. Eventually I will display it next to my Ole Kirk's House like in real life.

    Unfortunately I personally know the person selling theirs...
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143
    To be totally fair, the person selling was in a family of 3 so got 3 sets. Whilst I’m not selling mine I can understand why they wouldn’t want/need 3 and therefore have no issue with it at all...
    and they were lovely people too on the tour.
    Aanchir
  • minifigmanminifigman Amsterdam, NetherlandsMember Posts: 17
    Agreed.

    Nice to finally be able to talk about the set. I din't even show it to family and friends. Not even my kids. Guess I CAN keep secrets ;-)
  • minifigmanminifigman Amsterdam, NetherlandsMember Posts: 17
    btw, I saw that Mark John Stafford tweeted out the trophy's for the second inside tour's building contest. Very cool: https://twitter.com/lego_nabii/status/1139192491247321088?s=12
    ravendragonwingThe_Rancor
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    To be totally fair, the person selling was in a family of 3 so got 3 sets. Whilst I’m not selling mine I can understand why they wouldn’t want/need 3 and therefore have no issue with it at all...
    and they were lovely people too on the tour.
    I totally can understand not having a need for three of everything. I guess the collector in me just cringes at stuff like this lol!
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 567
    I'm hoping for some good photos of the 3D printed piece to start showing up.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    I’m quite happy about the Inside Tour Set as it was what I was hoping for - something fairly conceivable to build with BL parts and a good design all the same. Shame about the 3D printed part being unique but perhaps we’ll see something similar in other sets soon.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    I only wish I could afford to take a LEGO tour.. One day I hope..
    KungFuKenny
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    I hoped for a set with minifigs and got it :) Even got a Norwegian flag, so I am happy with it, but I will have a word with the designer why they put in a friends animal :P
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 459
    To be totally fair, the person selling was in a family of 3 so got 3 sets. Whilst I’m not selling mine I can understand why they wouldn’t want/need 3 and therefore have no issue with it at all...
    and they were lovely people too on the tour.
    Obviously they forgot the golden rule/mantra:

    "one to open, one to keep sealed and one just in case"...
    gmonkey76sid3windrmattytreks
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    ^ My mantra for all boxed, non-GWP sets is always one to open, build, display and eventually store (and that's it). I couldn't conceive of the money or space to do it any other way, particularly just after I'd paid for the tour!
  • minicoop4minicoop4 USAMember Posts: 12
    The Sept 11 - 13 LIT tour is next. Can't wait!

    I'm planning to bring some 40358: Bean There, Donut That4620157: Target Bullseye Gift Card 2010 and 4659758: Target Bullseye Gift Card 2011 sets for trading. My preference is to trade for something else unique to other regions or events. Send me a PM if you would like to prearrange a trade.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    If someone from the UK is on that tour they may be able to trade you a Lester polybag and Hamleys soldier polybag, I’m sure there are more but generally Europe seems thin on exclusives (outside of Billund). Would happily be reminded of other things I might’ve missed though.
  • ravendragonwingravendragonwing Member Posts: 144
    Magazine gifts, although we are starting to see some, there are a lot more in Europe. Also there was one from Sainsbury a few years back......40256, plus the polys from the Shell gas station......I am sure there are more....
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 567
    For anyone else who was as curious as I was about the 3D printed element in the Inside Tour set, New Elementary has a great write up on it!

    http://www.newelementary.com/2019/06/lego-inside-tour-set-4000034-3d-part.html
    AanchirstluxKungFuKenny
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    Do the shop have Lego books from DK? I guess not, but better to ask and be sure ;)
  • minifigmanminifigman Amsterdam, NetherlandsMember Posts: 17
    pxchris said:
    For anyone else who was as curious as I was about the 3D printed element in the Inside Tour set, New Elementary has a great write up on it!

    http://www.newelementary.com/2019/06/lego-inside-tour-set-4000034-3d-part.html
    Yeah, I supplied them with the pics, the video and a few quotes.
  • minifigmanminifigman Amsterdam, NetherlandsMember Posts: 17
    Roebuck said:
    Do the shop have Lego books from DK? I guess not, but better to ask and be sure ;)
    I didn't see them, but I also wasn't looking for them.
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143
    I didn't see any books in the employee shop either
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    Another day another question :P
    Have anyone on the inside tour the last coupe of years meet Lego designer Nicholas Groves?
    Rediscovered now that he has made some incredible sets like 10193 Medieval Market Village and 7189 Mill Village Raid in addition to;



    If he still works there I guess he has been promoted from designer because civilian castle sets packed with new animal moulds have been sorely missing from the line up the last few years..
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 755
    Roebuck said:
    Another day another question :P
    Have anyone on the inside tour the last coupe of years meet Lego designer Nicholas Groves?
    Rediscovered now that he has made some incredible sets like 10193 Medieval Market Village and 7189 Mill Village Raid in addition to;



    If he still works there I guess he has been promoted from designer because civilian castle sets packed with new animal moulds have been sorely missing from the line up the last few years..
    His Coroflot portfolio seems to suggest he’s still working as a designer, on themes ranging from Angry Birds to Scooby Doo: https://www.coroflot.com/Nicholas_Groves
    Aanchir
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,241
    Looks like he's no longer a designer, but following several senior design roles was promoted to Creative Director in 2016.
    Aanchir
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143
    Anyone else notice the building instructions for 4000034 have been removed from the Lego site ?
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    Have anyone been to the "Go figure" shop in Legoland lately?

    "In Go Figure, you can find all the minifigures you are looking for: Lots of small LEGO men and women, ANIMALS...."

    Is this a good spot to look for rare animals?
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    It's most likely spare Friends pet moulds, or dogs from City
    Bumblepants
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    Is it possible to buy single CMF in the employee shop or only boxes of 60?
    If it is only possible to buy 2 packs I guess that is not much point..
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 567
    Roebuck said:
    Is it possible to buy single CMF in the employee shop or only boxes of 60?
    If it is only possible to buy 2 packs I guess that is not much point..
    They had single figures of the last couple of series last time I was there.
    Roebuck
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    DeMontes said:
    Roebuck said:
    Is it possible to buy single CMF in the employee shop or only boxes of 60?
    If it is only possible to buy 2 packs I guess that is not much point..
    They had single figures of the last couple of series last time I was there.
    Thanks for the info :)
    Do anyone know if those also fall under the maximum 2 rule or if they are a exception? One could argue that 16 (or more) in a series is different so one should be aloud to buy 32 loose figs :P
    I only plan on getting 3-4 from the Lego movie series that's why I am asking ;)
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    If I remember correctly you can buy up to 16 loose packs of each series available. On my tour they were also selling sealed boxes of some older series.
    Roebuck
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    ^ Same for me -I think the idea is that you can try and find a full set of individual figures (at least back when there were 16 max more often). You could buy boxes but it was only older series. Things may change though.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,407
    Are these sets exclusive to Billund? #21037 Lego House and #40199 Billund Airport

    I know this is a long shot but if anyone has a little extra room in their suitcases and is feeling extra generous, could someone pick up one of each for me? I collect the Architecture stuff and it'd be cool to have those in my collection. 

    If anyone can help, please PM me. I'd greatly appreciate any help.


  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 815
    Both those sets are exclusive to Billund. Fortunately the ones you're asking for are both a little smaller than the Tree of Creativity and the Dinosaurs
    sid3windr
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 279
    Does anyone happen to know if the employee store has any retired modular buildings left to buy? Palace Cinema, Brick Bank, Pet Store, etc. I still have a few I need to complete my collection. :)
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143

    It didn't in May

    all stock was current plus addition of a handful of very recent retired small sets on "sale" and I mean a handful plus GWP's plus Lego Gear, stationery etc. they did have things left from promotions such as Bricktober minifigure packs / GWP (eg. battle of hoth, avengers tower). but nothing i'd call both retired and hard to find.

  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 279
    Ah shame. I shall not keep my hopes up then. :)

    Just a couple of weeks to go until I depart on my Sept tour and I’m getting quite excited. I’ve started compiling a list of all the exclusives I’m gonna need to buy!

    I think I might need to bring a second bag...
    CymbelineRoebucksid3windromniumravendragonwing
  • minicoop4minicoop4 USAMember Posts: 12
    The Sept 11 - 13 LIT tour is next. Can't wait!

    I'm planning to bring some 40358: Bean There, Donut That4620157: Target Bullseye Gift Card 2010 and 4659758: Target Bullseye Gift Card 2011 sets for trading. My preference is to trade for something else unique to other regions or events. Send me a PM if you would like to prearrange a trade.

    Any other takers? Almost time to pack!
    LittleLoriravendragonwingLegobenmax
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    We are getting close now :D

    I will be in Billund a few days in advance and are planning on visiting Legoland on Monday (since it is not open every day) if someone wants to join me :)

    I have a lot of extra new series 18 figs and have read that is possible to change figs there. Is it worth bringing some to swap or is it mostly worn used minifigs from sets?
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 54
    This is probably a stupid question, but I have to ask ;)
    Do the P-shop have sets on sale like [email protected]? Lego retire old sets several times a year and sell them with a discount, do this also apply to the P-shop then?
    I guess the most likely answer is no, they just sell them out with the normal discount and then they disappear from shelves in due time...

    The Norwegian currency is really low now, so I am not planning on buying a lot there, but hope I get all the wizarding world sets (that I do not have yet), the last modular, some minifigs, a idea set or two and maybe some polybags for a decent discount at least :D
  • minifigmanminifigman Amsterdam, NetherlandsMember Posts: 17
    They have a lot of polybags there for sure. And when I was there just a few marked off sets. I also found (and bought) the last of the adult Lego watches they had.
    Roebuck
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 143
    they had a very small number of items on extra discount / clearance.. they were on the bottom 2 shelves on the aisle furthest away from the entrance i.e. the reverse side of the last set of shelves. But was about 4 or 5 items and nothing exciting. If there happens to be something you want there, think of you got lucky as a bonus not an expectation.
    RoebuckLego_Star
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