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2019 Lunar (Chinese) New Year sets

77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
edited December 2018 in Collecting
Having seen them online, I am wondering what the MSRP prices are overseas as I want to avoid overpaying for them tremendously via third party sellers.

I think Indonesia and Malaysia are cheaper avenues compared to other markets.
Is this correct?
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  • hewmanhewman Member Posts: 90
    Go to the lego shop website and change your country to those of interest and enter the prices into xe.com
    LittleLori
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 782
    edited December 2018
    hewman said:
    Go to the lego shop website and change your country to those of interest and enter the prices into xe.com
    We don't have the LEGO shop site in our country sadly. Most Asian countries don't.

    Anyway, we don't know the prices here yet. In Singapore 80101 is SGD89.90, and in Australia it's AUD89.90.

    Malaysia will likely price it at RM299.99 or thereabouts, based on past experience.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,208
    Based on the current exchange rates, Singapore is the best priced, then our price. The price for Malaysia looks pretty painful.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 891
    Has anyone spotted these in Lego shops in China yet?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,392
    I wonder what the Lepin price will be - and if they will sell more than LEGO to European and US customers. With LEGO restricting sales of these based on location, Lepin could well jump in with this one.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,027
    I think the sets look quite eloquent and would love an opportunity for them to be available for purchase in the U.S.
    Astrobricksnychromastonekiki180703Ayliffe
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 782
    CORRECTION: Malaysian prices have been released, and are as follows:

    80101 - RM269.90
    80102 - RM249.90
    sid3windrPaperballparkkiki180703
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,208
    Those sound a little better if I remember the exchange rates that I saw when I did calculations.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,133
    Australian Prices are:

    80101: $89.99 = RM267.92
    80102: $79.99 = RM238.15

    So Australian prices are very slightly lower than Malaysian. Shipping from Australia, on the other hand...
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,771
    I would love to work out a way to get all three of the sets.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,590
    It would really surprise me if these weren't available on either coast of the US.  
  • King_JKing_J United StatesMember Posts: 24
    Where or through what method in China might you buy sets like these, given no [email protected]?  I teach an English class in southern China each summer, and have never seen real Lego sets for sale, even in Walmart.  Just lots of "BLOKZ" and "Lepin" knockoffs.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,239
    msanders said:
    Has anyone spotted these in Lego shops in China yet?
    They were not in the Hong Kong LEGO stores as of last weekend. 
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,768
    King_J said:
    Where or through what method in China might you buy sets like these, given no [email protected]?  I teach an English class in southern China each summer, and have never seen real Lego sets for sale, even in Walmart.  Just lots of "BLOKZ" and "Lepin" knockoffs.
    LEGO Flagship Stores and LEGO Certified Stores, mostly. According to this article from back in September, there were 36 stores at the time of writing, and plans for as many as 60 by the end of the year.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,239
    King_J said:
    Where or through what method in China might you buy sets like these, given no [email protected]?  I teach an English class in southern China each summer, and have never seen real Lego sets for sale, even in Walmart.  Just lots of "BLOKZ" and "Lepin" knockoffs.
    I've seen actual LEGO at stores in Guangzhou and Shenzhen but not sure what the store names are as they were just mall stores with a variety of toys.
  • iamterryiamterry Member Posts: 158
    King_J said:
    Where or through what method in China might you buy sets like these, given no [email protected]?  I teach an English class in southern China each summer, and have never seen real Lego sets for sale, even in Walmart.  Just lots of "BLOKZ" and "Lepin" knockoffs.
    You'll be able to get it on taobao if you've got access to that (that's how I obtained a previous China only set a few years ago).  There's this place in Shenzhen which appears to be a possibility:
    https://www.nowshenzhen.com/news/the-first-lego-authorized-store-opens-in-shenzhen/

    Also, I'd be amazed if it's not sold at the actual Lego shops in Hong Kong.
    (You don't say where in southern China so no idea if Shenzhen/Hong Kong is viable for you!)
  • King_JKing_J United StatesMember Posts: 24
    graphite said:
    I've seen actual LEGO at stores in Guangzhou and Shenzhen but not sure what the store names are as they were just mall stores with a variety of toys.
    Interesting!  I'm in Dongguan, right across from Hong Kong.  I got very excited when I saw a couple of Lego sets once on a random cart vendor, but that was the extent of all real Lego I've seen in China. I'll have to give a more dedicated hunt this summer.

    I guess there is taobao, we just can't find how to use it without a Chinese bank account for for WeChat.  How to make this into a class project...
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,605
    The first two are popping up but not 80103, anyone know when/where this is one is showing up.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,382
    I'm sure I read somewhere that it'll be later in the year. Around May maybe?
    SMC
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 682
    I'm sure I read somewhere that it'll be later in the year. Around May maybe?
    That would track with the time period for the typical observance of those sorts of festivals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_boat

    Jern92stluxAanchir
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    how many pieces do these 2 sets have? I can`t find that piece of info anywhere
  • picklefishpicklefish Member Posts: 15
    Make sure you contact Lego support through their contact form to let them know you're disappointed they're not selling these in the US and Europe. They actually take note. Try not to be rude about it.
    LittleLoriSumoLegokiki180703
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,133
    I highly doubt they'd care in the slightest. The US have access to a great deal of exclusives that those in Asia and Oceania have to pay several times RRP for on the secondary market. Also worth noting that there are barely enough sets for the current regions as is, and opening up to the US and Europe would increase the demand by far too much.
    Jern92klintonCCC
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,590
    Baby_Yoda said:
    ...increase the demand by far too much.
    Um.  They'll just make more.  There is no such thing as 'too much' demand.  This company is in the business of satisfying demand.
    sid3windrdatsunrobbielego007BrickByBrickM1J0E
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 782
    They're not very good at meeting demand here at the moment. The sets are still sold out in LEGO stores and Toys r Us stores, but apparently have started appearing in Tescos of all places. Pity there isn't a Tesco near me.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    edited January 10
    These both popped back into stock for ordering on Amazon.jp at MSRP tonight. I was able to order 2 of each for $375 total. $93.85 each shipped seems fairly reasonable to me. I think 3 may have been the limit of each to order, but I didn't check. 80101 is still available and is $100ish to with shipping to order one. 
    madforLEGOmaniackiki180703
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,206
    edited January 10
    Thanks @pharmjod . Unfortunately, tried to order, but had to build an account and figure out how to translate the site and by then they were out of stock again :-( but at least Im ready the next time they pop up!
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    pharmjod said:
    These both popped back into stock for ordering on Amazon.jp at MSRP tonight. I was able to order 2 of each for $375 total. $93.85 each shipped seems fairly reasonable to me. I think 3 may have been the limit of each to order, but I didn't check. 80101 is still available and is $100ish to with shipping to order one. 
    Do you know in The price in JPY that was listed for each.  Seems to be lower than a couple days ago.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    Ray1204 said:
    pharmjod said:
    These both popped back into stock for ordering on Amazon.jp at MSRP tonight. I was able to order 2 of each for $375 total. $93.85 each shipped seems fairly reasonable to me. I think 3 may have been the limit of each to order, but I didn't check. 80101 is still available and is $100ish to with shipping to order one. 
    Do you know in The price in JPY that was listed for each.  Seems to be lower than a couple days ago.
    ¥ 7,708 for #80102
    ¥ 7,928 for #80101
    Shipping for all 4 sets was ¥ 9,234
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    Thanks @pharmjod . Unfortunately, tried to order, but had to build an account and figure out how to translate the site and by then they were out of stock again :-( but at least Im ready the next time they pop up!

    Just use your regular amazon.com account. It's the same login information.
    Jern92sid3windr
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    I paid: 80101 ¥9,272
    80102   ¥ 8,636

    a couple days ago.

    a big difference, I was able to order 80101 again at the lower price and will cancel the old order. Thanks.
    pharmjod
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,206
    pharmjod said:
    Thanks @pharmjod . Unfortunately, tried to order, but had to build an account and figure out how to translate the site and by then they were out of stock again :-( but at least Im ready the next time they pop up!

    Just use your regular amazon.com account. It's the same login information.
    It would not let me for some reason telling me my regular account did not exist. So I had to build a new account
    pharmjod
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 780
    Missed out on #80102 Dragon Dance but got an order in for the other 1x #80101.
    Hopefully they don't over allocate.

    Thanks, @pharmjod and @Ray1204!
    pharmjod
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    edited January 10
    Weird 80101 back up, but can’t ship to USA no more. Lol.

    update: working again...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,206
    Ray1204 said:
    Weird 80101 back up, but can’t ship to USA no more. Lol.

    update: working again...
    Not seeing them available
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    Ray1204 said:
    Weird 80101 back up, but can’t ship to USA no more. Lol.

    update: working again...
    Not seeing them available
    Lasted about 2mins. All gone now.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,206
    edited January 10
    Ray1204 said:
    Ray1204 said:
    Weird 80101 back up, but can’t ship to USA no more. Lol.

    update: working again...
    Not seeing them available
    Lasted about 2mins. All gone now.
    !#$%%##
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 780
    maniac said:
    Missed out on #80102 Dragon Dance but got an order in for the other 1x #80101.
    Hopefully they don't over allocate.

    Thanks, - and -
    Just got #80102 Dragon Dance in a separate order. Can't get a combine to happen so I'll just pay the extra shipping/ import costs rather than missing out.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,206
    now the site has the Amazon price, but every time I try to add it tells me the cart is empty.
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    maniac said:
    maniac said:
    Missed out on #80102 Dragon Dance but got an order in for the other 1x #80101.
    Hopefully they don't over allocate.

    Thanks, - and -
    Just got #80102 Dragon Dance in a separate order. Can't get a combine to happen so I'll just pay the extra shipping/ import costs rather than missing out.
    It’s about $7.50 difference for 2 sets shipped together vs. separate.
    maniac
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,409
    Anyone want to try a bulk order to the UK? I would love a dragon dance or two!
    wardmLuLegokiki180703
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,392
    I'm hoping the parts will be available via B+P, even if the sets are not. The torsos appear to have the neck print for orientation identification during the printing process, which suggests that they were not produced in China. The Chinese produced CMF and so on don't have the neck prints. I wonder if that will help with the distribution of parts worldwide. They also don't appear to be licensed through the replacement parts section, whereas some other parts (such as the heart tiles) are coming up as licensed.
    sonatine01LostInTranslation
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,031
    TheFew said:
    Anyone want to try a bulk order to the UK? I would love a dragon dance or two!
    Just remember bulks are more likely to be pulled by customs and get a 20% VAT surcharge and £8 collection fee. It all starts to add up...,
    SumoLego
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,409
    iso3200 said:
    TheFew said:
    Anyone want to try a bulk order to the UK? I would love a dragon dance or two!
    Just remember bulks are more likely to be pulled by customs and get a 20% VAT surcharge and £8 collection fee. It all starts to add up...,
    Any smugglers on the forums???
    MegtheCatLuLegokiki180703
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,391
    edited January 10
    ^Yes but my Aluminum Falcon is stilll in 7541 pcs.
    560HeliportTheFewbandit778pharmjodSumoLegokiki180703
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 453
    gmonkey76 said:
    ^Yes but my Aluminum Falcon is stilll in 7541 pcs.
    Aluminium. Fixed it for ya! 😀
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 742
    ^Nope, the Emperor clearly says "aluminum", not ""aluminium."
    gmonkey76Muftak1kiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,590
    ^Nope, the Emperor clearly says "aluminum", not ""aluminium."
    The Emperor is from Wichita, Naboo.  He clearly has a midwestern accent.
    Muftak1
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,392
    I find his accent really quite British.

    Muftak1
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