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Lego Inside Tour 2019

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  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 48

    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: 34

    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: 6,390
    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: 17,515
    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: 653
    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: 48

    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: 6,390
    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: 653
    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: 463
    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: 250
    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: 1,788
    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: 48
    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: 16
    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: 16
    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: 1,788
    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: 463
    I'm hoping for some good photos of the 3D printed piece to start showing up.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 653
    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: 9,270
    I only wish I could afford to take a LEGO tour.. One day I hope..
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 34
    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: 350
    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"...
    gmonkey76sid3windr
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 653
    ^ 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: 10
    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: 653
    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: 141
    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: 463
    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
    Aanchirstlux
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 34
    Do the shop have Lego books from DK? I guess not, but better to ask and be sure ;)
  • minifigmanminifigman Amsterdam, NetherlandsMember Posts: 16
    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: 16
    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: 48
    I didn't see any books in the employee shop either
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 34
    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: 708
    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: 2,140
    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: 48
    Anyone else notice the building instructions for 4000034 have been removed from the Lego site ?
  • RoebuckRoebuck Slitu, NorwayMember Posts: 34
    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: 653
    It's most likely spare Friends pet moulds, or dogs from City
    Bumblepants
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