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  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 708
    I wonder if they are five unique coins because the middle one just looks like the back of the coin.
    It doesn't quite. The middle coin looks like a LEGO stud, but the back of the coin has the square LEGO logo and the word VIP. Perhaps the fifth coin is just a stud?
    ReesesPieces
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 585
    Think i'll sit this one out for now as seems steep and I'd be concerned in VIP rewards style that if started I may be too late for a later coin selling out.

    Plus I have an issue myself (which I am repeating now as I said it way back about the Fiat prints)... if there are 5 coins and 1 case that's 6 separate orders I need to place to redeem 1 code at a time, if there was one item as a whole set I would be more tempted.

    Nice idea though, perhaps once they explain it more i.e. size of coin, timescale for rest being issued etc I may change my mind.
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 458
    Is this a preview of the next "improvement" to the VIP programme?  In future we'll need to exchange our VIP points for vouchers, which will allow us to buy special VIP coins, which can then be spent on Lego products to earn more VIP points, to buy more coins...
    BumblepantsFizyxMinifigInSpaceRenegade007cjh
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,443
    I’m having flashes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” where Dennis and Mac try to set up their own self sustaining currency...
    sonatine01
  • mic27mic27 Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 15
    The middle coin in actually my favorite and the only one I would consider getting. It looks like those little gold coins you used to get all stuck together and one side of the coin would say LEGO and the other side said 10, 20, 30, or 40.
    jmeninnogmonkey76
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,159
    Im liking there choice of what themes they put on the coins so I guess Im in.
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,863
    I think I could live with just the Classic Space one at most.
    MinifigInSpacedrdavewatford
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 893

    Plus I have an issue myself (which I am repeating now as I said it way back about the Fiat prints)... if there are 5 coins and 1 case that's 6 separate orders I need to place to redeem 1 code at a time, if there was one item as a whole set I would be more tempted.

    This is my issue too - that is 6 orders, and of course you need to spend the minimum to get free shipping....suddenly very expensive!
    MinifigInSpace
  • AltairAltair FranceMember Posts: 52
    I just bought the Castle coin which looks quite nice. I plan to get also the Classic space one, and probably the middle Gold one. That will be it for me, as I don't really like the last two and I don't plan on making more than 3 orders in the months to come.  
    MinifigInSpace
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,647
    The idea is neat... and I like the classic space and pirates coins, but this is definitely a price too high for me. If I could straight out buy a single coin for maybe $5 (not VIP points) I could be more tempted.
    MinifigInSpacegmonkey76
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,159
    ^ I would have said the same thing yesterday!
    MinifigInSpacedrdavewatfordAltairKungFuKennySumoLegogratefulnat
  • ToyTownBreakDownToyTownBreakDown Michigan, USAMember Posts: 6
    The coins and other "rewards" are useless trinkets that their earnest but misguided marketing dept burps up. Just re-make coveted pieces and colors that people actually want for their Lego creations.
    daewooiwybsBrickfan50
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 462
    I'd be happy if they followed through with offering up previously available GWP's, not the polybag ones that are  available elsewhere for purchase, as rewards.  Prints, coloring pages & signed sets that are blink & you miss them don't do anything for me. 
    Those coins seem a bit overpriced since they have not issued any info regarding them or how they'll be available going forward.
    Astrobrickscatwrangler
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,934
    The coins and other "rewards" are useless trinkets that their earnest but misguided marketing dept burps up. Just re-make coveted pieces and colors that people actually want for their Lego creations.
    I'd prefer they put sought after parts in regular sets, not VIP rewards. 

    Some people do collect LEGO branded display items outside of traditional parts. Anyone with a display sign, storage container, notepad, lighter, cuff links, whatever, is no different to someone collecting a shiny object with their favourite theme's logo on it.
    ShropshireFizyx
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,159
    Looks like the case has gone. I wonder if each coin will sell out quicker as people see the price go up on ebay. Or as more people miss out on a coin will they just give up on trying to get them all and the last ones will be the easiest to get.
    560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,934
    Classic LEGO VIP. Advertising the first of the collector coins but no cases to put them in as they are sold out!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,934
    SMC said:
    Looks like the case has gone. I wonder if each coin will sell out quicker as people see the price go up on ebay. Or as more people miss out on a coin will they just give up on trying to get them all and the last ones will be the easiest to get.
    I imagine Space and Castle will be the popular ones. I wouldn't hang around on that one. I doubt that many will bother to go for full sets, especially as LEGO have run out of the cases now.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,159
    ^ Yeah I didn't think about it that way. Space will be most popular for sure, lots of people collect anything with the classic logo on. As much as I love Octan it will be the least popular. The hard one to tell is maybe the plan lego one.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,052
    If I can’t have a display case to put them in I don’t know if I want the coins. Simple as that.
    KungFuKennyMinifigInSpace
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,037
    If I could get all of the coins and the case with a single voucher worth about $25, I would probably do it. 6 separate orders and ~$50? No thanks.
    pxchrisTkattKungFuKennygmonkey76BumblepantsMinifigInSpace
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,177
    So I got the coin display in the mail today (the first coin is still on the way), and I have to say, I was actually pretty surprised by its size.  I've put a picture in next to one of the medium size BrickHeadz boxes for reference.  (I didn't unwrap it cause, well, I don't want to scratch it up or anything before I even have something to put in it :P)  In terms of measurements, it's ~11.5in x 3.25in, or 29cm x 8cm, and it feels much more hefty and solid than I was expecting, even given its size.  Personally I was kind of on the fence about getting these given the point cost, but it seems to be much larger and potentially more substantial than it first appears on the VIP site with no real context, and I feel much better about the point cost having the display in hand now.



    stluxSMCsnowhitie
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,159
    ^ On seeing it (kind of) I think I'll pick one up, oh wait...
    KungFuKennygmonkey76Fizyx
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,863
    Each individual coin also comes in a display case like the big one above. I haven't ordered anything, but if I did have the big case, I'd be kinda at a loss what to do with all the smaller individual cases. They'd just end up being one of those things that there is no point in keeping, but that I wouldn't want to throw away.
    SMCMinifigInSpaceAstrobricks
  • MinifigInSpaceMinifigInSpace USAMember Posts: 131
    Are these coins in any way compatible with LEGO system? As in, could a minifigure or a clip hold the edge of the coin?
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,177
    Got the coin today, and figured out how to remove the wrapping (tissue paper) without ruining it so I can wrap it again.  Better pic of the case and coin below.  Like @Brainslugged said, the coins themselves come in a nice case as well.  The individual case the coin comes in is slight thicker (maybe 1 mm) than the 5 coin case.  The coin appears to be about 2.5mm thick from a rough measurement outside the case.  (Maybe slightly less as it is loose enough to rotate when shaken in the case it came in.)  Both cases are made of 3 acrylic layers and held shut at the corners by four screws. I could see people having issues where they may torque the screws down too tightly may crack the acrylic, although I don't know if the fittings they screw into (the flat metal studs you see in the corners in the picture) will actually allow it, since I'm too lazy to get my screwdriver and test it at the moment :P


    SirBrickalotOfLegoKungFuKennyMinifigInSpaceAstrobricks
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 845
    edited January 24
    That looks like the 4th circle is lower than the others.

    If that is the case (pardon the pun), I wonder if they got pulled for that defect rather than sold out.
    560HeliportAstrobricks
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,052
    I actually back-pedalled and redeemed the code for the Castle coin to add to my Blacksmith order when that’s released. As I mentioned the main thing discouraging me was the thought that the coin would come loose and i’d have no way of displaying it, but this is not the case.

    Having read the review on the front page I can acknowledge there could be small scratches etc but I don’t think I’d notice when on display. Nor would I see really small hand painting issues. What I actually thought was that it was great to have a small visual reminder of some of TLG’s best themes, that I could also have on my desk for example. Looks like the only slightly annoying thing might be the alignment of the coin to me.
    KungFuKenny
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 472
    Fizyx said:

     You're coin looks better than the one shown in the Brickset review. The crown appears  yellow instead of a brownpink color. Perhaps it's your camera and lighting, or perhaps the quality of these coins is as variable as the color of dark red LEGO parts.
    SMCKungFuKennyAstrobricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,389
    Are these coins in any way compatible with LEGO system?
    I'm sure you can use them at Casino LEGO on Canto Bight.
    KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,214
    If you are lucky you could also get the rare limited edition eyelash version like the one in the Brothers’s Brick review!


    SumoLegogmonkey76pxchrisGothamConstructionComic27
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,214
    edited January 24
    Also, if you start down this coin collecting path, are you obligated to get the Hong Kong VIP coins?  :-) This set is going for around $320 on eBay!

    SumoLegogmonkey76stlux
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,159
    ^ I only collect badly painted Lego coins luckily.
    FizyxMinifigInSpaceAleyditaSumoLegoKungFuKennyBrainsluggedmic27
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,052
    ^^ Different enough that I can ignore them
    FizyxMinifigInSpaceSumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,177
    Tkatt said:
      You're coin looks better than the one shown in the Brickset review. The crown appears  yellow instead of a brownpink color. Perhaps it's your camera and lighting, or perhaps the quality of these coins is as variable as the color of dark red LEGO parts.

    My picture was taken by a high-quality camera under lights with a CRI around 97, even though it was a very quick and dirty shot :P  Color wise the picture is very accurate for what mine looks like.  I actually think the review on the front page is rather overblown and overly negative, although if the coloration is really as much off of what mine is for the reviewer as he suggests, I can't blame him that much.  I have a much different impression though.
    MinifigInSpaceKungFuKennystluxTkatt
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,719
    Fizyx said:
    Got the coin today, and figured out how to remove the wrapping (tissue paper) without ruining it so I can wrap it again.  Better pic of the case and coin below.  Like @Brainslugged said, the coins themselves come in a nice case as well.  The individual case the coin comes in is slight thicker (maybe 1 mm) than the 5 coin case.  The coin appears to be about 2.5mm thick from a rough measurement outside the case.  (Maybe slightly less as it is loose enough to rotate when shaken in the case it came in.)  Both cases are made of 3 acrylic layers and held shut at the corners by four screws. I could see people having issues where they may torque the screws down too tightly may crack the acrylic, although I don't know if the fittings they screw into (the flat metal studs you see in the corners in the picture) will actually allow it, since I'm too lazy to get my screwdriver and test it at the moment :P


    That misaligned hole would drive me nuts. That’s bush league stuff there. Not the quality one expects from Lego.
    Fizyx
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,177
    edited January 24
    That misaligned hole would drive me nuts. That’s bush league stuff there. Not the quality one expects from Lego.

    I admit I didn't even notice it when I had the case out and was taking the picture, but now that I've seen it, it will never be un-seen.
    Brainsluggedsklamb
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,719
    Fizyx said:
    That misaligned hole would drive me nuts. That’s bush league stuff there. Not the quality one expects from Lego.

    I admit I didn't even notice it when I had the case out and was taking the picture, but now that I've seen it, it will never be un-seen.
    I’d call CS and ask for a replacement.
    MinifigInSpace
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,389
    Also, if you start down this coin collecting path, are you obligated to get the Hong Kong VIP coins?  :-) This set is going for around $320 on eBay!

    Whew!  I'm out.
    MinifigInSpace
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 585
    Looks like today is "Patent Day" on VIP, reduced cost of patent prints.

    Celebrate LEGO® Patent Day! Reduced price prints!

  • RailsRails Brierley Hill, UKMember Posts: 153
    Looks like today is "Patent Day" on VIP, reduced cost of patent prints.

    Celebrate LEGO® Patent Day! Reduced price prints!

    How many points were they originally?
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 644
    The more they put out for VIP purchase, the less interested I am about VIP.  I used to check what was on the VIP site, but now I only go to get a voucher to reduce the price of actual Lego sets.  So, less competition for you guys who want all that superfluous stuff.
    BumblepantsiwybsPapaBear
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 585
    I can't recall but must have been high enough for me not to get them whereas at 150 points now that's less than £1


  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,934


    I've never seen the first (red/yellow) one of these prints. I would have actually gone for that one. Has it ever been available, or this LEGO mocking VIPs again. Here's what you cannot have ...

  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,439
    edited January 28
    Bouwsteentjes (in Dutch here) had an overview of all upcoming prints when this series started.
    The one on the left is listed as well, and also a very cute chicken:
    LEGO 5006002 Originals Wooden Toy Hen and Chicks
    So at some point it should become available...
    KungFuKenny
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,075
    daewoo said:
    The more they put out for VIP purchase, the less interested I am about VIP.  I used to check what was on the VIP site, but now I only go to get a voucher to reduce the price of actual Lego sets.  So, less competition for you guys who want all that superfluous stuff.
    I have yet to see anything better than $$ off.
    daewoogmonkey76SumoLegomic27sklamb
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,052
    daewoo said:
    The more they put out for VIP purchase, the less interested I am about VIP.  I used to check what was on the VIP site, but now I only go to get a voucher to reduce the price of actual Lego sets.  So, less competition for you guys who want all that superfluous stuff.
    I have yet to see anything better than $$ off.
    Well, signed sets... but it’s not like anyone could actually get them
    SumoLego
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 585
    edited January 28
    @CCC that new colourful red/yellow system print you said you would like has just appeared on the site. also appeared Australian minifigure patent and Belgian patent
    stluxKungFuKenny
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,214
    edited January 28
    CCC said:


    I've never seen the first (red/yellow) one of these prints. I would have actually gone for that one. Has it ever been available, or this LEGO mocking VIPs again. Here's what you cannot have ...

    I just ordered one of the yellow and red prints - I don't think it was available a few days ago...
    edit: just saw @Shropshire beat me to it
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