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2020 May the 4th Sale. "your plans for this years star wars sale"

chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
edited April 27 in Everything else LEGO
so this years i have BIG plans.
normal i dont buy any set in this sale. it normal the easter sale i go big on, not this years.
on the 1st of may at the start of the sale. i plan to get.

#75244 Tantive IV™ £179.99
#75275 A-wing Starfighter £179.99
#75278 D-O™ £64.99
#21037 LEGO House £44.99
#75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack £12.99

some time on or around the 8th of may, (after my VIP points from that 1st order can be used) i plan to get.

#10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander £84.99
#21321 International Space Station £64.99
#21319 Central Perk £64.99

So what are your plans. what set's do you have your eye's on this year?
and just how long will it be before you can even think about buying lego again?
me i think it be about September before i can thing of buying any big sets again.

bpk2300Lobotcatwrangler
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  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 322
    Black Friday was my last "big" splurge as the daily offers were decent discounts on things I wanted.

    Current thoughts on this years Mt4 are a pre-order for #75317 Mandalorian & Child and #75292 The Razor Crest as the GWP will ship straight away. Other than that i'd jump at a #75244 Tantive IV if on sale >=20%, likewise #75192 Millennium Falcon is on my wish list but have been aiming to get that free on VIP points... 89% of the way there... ok so I can pay the extra but there's something sweet about being free... did cross my mind though that if bought 2 (1 now, 1 later), the first one on double VIP this Mt4 would take me to the 104000 VIP to make the 2nd one free so that's one to build and one to keep or maybe buy the Falcon get a free ISD.... either way i'm sure i'll be buying something this time around. If #75192 is in the sale it'd swing things.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,460
    ^I am not sure but 2x VIP points might not apply to pre-orders shipping in Sept.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,874
    I'll probably watch ANH, ESB and ROTJ.

    Unless there is a decent sale, I won't be buying SW LEGO.
    obi_ggmonkey76
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    I could be tempted by Tanrive IV (It's a UCS in my eyes) if it's reduced.

    I could be tempted by the UCS A-wing if Tantive IV isn't reduced but the freebies are good.

    Or if I sell some stuff on ebay (the prices are insane right now!), the UCS ISD from John Lewis at £550 might tempt me unless TLG do something crazy like reduce it or give it triple points despite how new it is.

    I suppose the downside to the shops not being open is that there'll be no shop only additional freebies like a polybag, and you can't make multiple purchases for multiple freebies as [email protected] enforce those rules.
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 322
    ^ I have never had a problem in the past with CS adding the double points manually when something was on back order or pre-order when it was ordered during a 2x promotion period
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    edited April 27
    well if any of the items i am after are in the sale. i'll just buy more stuff :)

    In no way did i forget that the MT4 Sale also had set at a droped price... nope did not get get that in any way......
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 418
    edited April 27
    I suppose the downside to the shops not being open is that there'll be no shop only additional freebies like a polybag, and you can't make multiple purchases for multiple freebies as [email protected] enforce those rules.
    Do they? If so, it's not enforced at the time of ordering because I looked back and definitely have some pairs of orders with more than one of the same gift. However, the most recent I can find was a situation where I cancelled the second order before it shipped, so I don't know if I would have gotten the 2nd gift. Maybe it's enforced at the time of shipment?

    I definitely have 2 of several gifts, but at least a couple of them I know were an online order plus a store purchase.

    Will be interesting to see how they handle this situation where they have online only. They clearly won't be shipping stock to stores right now. Does that mean it should take a little longer for [email protected] to run out, or will they hold some for in-store promos later in the year?
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    autolycus said:
    I suppose the downside to the shops not being open is that there'll be no shop only additional freebies like a polybag, and you can't make multiple purchases for multiple freebies as [email protected] enforce those rules.
    Do they? If so, it's not enforced at the time of ordering because I looked back and definitely have some pairs of orders with more than one of the same gift. However, the most recent I can find was a situation where I cancelled the second order before it shipped, so I don't know if I would have gotten the 2nd gift. Maybe it's enforced at the time of shipment?

    I definitely have 2 of several gifts, but at least a couple of them I know were an online order plus a store purchase.

    Will be interesting to see how they handle this situation where they have online only. They clearly won't be shipping stock to stores right now. Does that mean it should take a little longer for [email protected] to run out, or will they hold some for in-store promos later in the year?
    The online terms for the freebies are almost always "one per household", and over the last 3 years they've pretty much stuck to that in my experience. You place an order and get the freebies. You place another qualifying order and either the freebies don't show up on the basket order, or they do but don't make into the actual shipment after having been removed automatically.

    It doesn't apply in store, although I'm sure if they put their mind to it, they could tell you've had a freebie in store if you've got a VIP account as they go on your receipt with no cost.
    autolycus
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 418
    I should have said what my plans were!

    Tantive IV, if on discount at all, and possibly even if not. This is my main focus. I will buy it May 4 or in Nov/Dec. Would prefer to do it now.

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.

    ISD if it's 20% off, but I highly doubt that would happen.

    Any of the late 2019 and early 2020 sets if they're 20% off. Doubt this will apply though. Mostly will check Kylo Ren's 

    If any of the above are a published "doorbuster" for May 4, I might just do a bundle of smaller sets like the battle packs, micro-fighters, Obi-Wan's Hut, etc. to get to the GWP threshold on May 1, just to make sure I will get the GWP. Alternatively, I could pre-order the Razor-crest and then thrown in a microfighter to make sure I have something shipping right away, so the GWP will also ship.

    I will apparently also need to make 2 separate orders to take advantage of the two Droid Commander poly bag codes I have. Uggg!! (One of those will be taken up before May 1 if a couple non-SW sets are back in stock this week)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    autolycus said:

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.


    i have the UCS Slave I so the 20th Anniversary Slave I dont do any thing for me.

    so question.
    shoud i wait to the 4th or buy on the 1st so i dont miss out on the stuff i am after?
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,216
    The online terms for the freebies are almost always "one per household", and over the last 3 years they've pretty much stuck to that in my experience. You place an order and get the freebies. You place another qualifying order and either the freebies don't show up on the basket order, or they do but don't make into the actual shipment after having been removed automatically.

    It doesn't apply in store, although I'm sure if they put their mind to it, they could tell you've had a freebie in store if you've got a VIP account as they go on your receipt with no cost.
    For most of the recent GWPs (Hidden Side Juice bar, 40 years Train, Easter Egg, etc) I have received multiple copies from multiple online orders...
    panchox1gmonkey76guachi
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 418
    autolycus said:

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.


    i have the UCS Slave I so the 20th Anniversary Slave I dont do any thing for me.

    so question.
    shoud i wait to the 4th or buy on the 1st so i dont miss out on the stuff i am after?
    I will probably go on and order something on May 1 to be safe, but that may change based on whether they give any sort of hints about daily discounts that might show up on later days.
    chrisalddin
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    autolycus said:
    autolycus said:

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.


    i have the UCS Slave I so the 20th Anniversary Slave I dont do any thing for me.

    so question.
    shoud i wait to the 4th or buy on the 1st so i dont miss out on the stuff i am after?
    I will probably go on and order something on May 1 to be safe, but that may change based on whether they give any sort of hints about daily discounts that might show up on later days.

    i dont know about others but this, daily discounts on random (feels random to me) set's lego have been doing makes me more likely to not but any set in the hope that one of the big set pop up.
    autolycus
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 151
    I am fairly certain I'll be pre-ordering the Razor Crest for MT4. I love the show, and I'm semi-interested in the GWP. I like my slowly growing mini-scale diorama display. If there is a seriously good discount on some sets, that may sway me instead of the Razor Crest. 
    chrisalddin
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 418
    autolycus said:
    autolycus said:

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.


    i have the UCS Slave I so the 20th Anniversary Slave I dont do any thing for me.

    so question.
    shoud i wait to the 4th or buy on the 1st so i dont miss out on the stuff i am after?
    I will probably go on and order something on May 1 to be safe, but that may change based on whether they give any sort of hints about daily discounts that might show up on later days.

    i dont know about others but this, daily discounts on random (feels random to me) set's lego have been doing makes me more likely to not but any set in the hope that one of the big set pop up.
    I'm hoping we'll get something like the Black Friday-Cyber Monday "daily deal" on big sets in advance, even if there will be some smaller sets that rotate their discounts each day. The retiring smaller sets will probably just be discounted the whole time, if at all.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    edited April 27
    autolycus said:
    autolycus said:
    autolycus said:

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.


    i have the UCS Slave I so the 20th Anniversary Slave I dont do any thing for me.

    so question.
    shoud i wait to the 4th or buy on the 1st so i dont miss out on the stuff i am after?
    I will probably go on and order something on May 1 to be safe, but that may change based on whether they give any sort of hints about daily discounts that might show up on later days.

    i dont know about others but this, daily discounts on random (feels random to me) set's lego have been doing makes me more likely to not but any set in the hope that one of the big set pop up.
    I'm hoping we'll get something like the Black Friday-Cyber Monday "daily deal" on big sets in advance, even if there will be some smaller sets that rotate their discounts each day. The retiring smaller sets will probably just be discounted the whole time, if at all.

    just run the sale for 5 days. with all set on the sale at that price....
    i know it the may the 4 sale then start the sale on the 4th?
    making us Camp out the webpage at midnight euch day is not cool.

    edit (ok mini rant over)
    autolycus
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    bpk2300 said:
    I am fairly certain I'll be pre-ordering the Razor Crest for MT4. I love the show, and I'm semi-interested in the GWP. I like my slowly growing mini-scale diorama display. If there is a seriously good discount on some sets, that may sway me instead of the Razor Crest. 

    i will be geting the Razor Crest at some point. but i am not going to pre order it 3 months in advenace.... Three MOUNTS!!!!!!
    autolycus
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 418
    autolycus said:
    autolycus said:
    autolycus said:

    20th Anniversary Slave I, maybe if at least 20% off. 40% would be a definite.


    i have the UCS Slave I so the 20th Anniversary Slave I dont do any thing for me.

    so question.
    shoud i wait to the 4th or buy on the 1st so i dont miss out on the stuff i am after?
    I will probably go on and order something on May 1 to be safe, but that may change based on whether they give any sort of hints about daily discounts that might show up on later days.

    i dont know about others but this, daily discounts on random (feels random to me) set's lego have been doing makes me more likely to not but any set in the hope that one of the big set pop up.
    I'm hoping we'll get something like the Black Friday-Cyber Monday "daily deal" on big sets in advance, even if there will be some smaller sets that rotate their discounts each day. The retiring smaller sets will probably just be discounted the whole time, if at all.

    just run the sale for 5 days. with all set on the sale at that price....
    i know it the may the 4 sale then start the sale on the 4th?
    making us Camp out the webpage at midnight euch day is not cool.

    edit (ok mini rant over)
    Agree, I would rather it be a single sale with the same prices straight through. Although I could understand if they did most of it starting May 1 with a single big daily deal (Tantive IV?) on May 4, so long as it's announced up front that's what's happening.
    chrisalddin
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 976

    I don't have high hopes for a decent sale given the current circumstances.

    Several of the £50+ sets are currently out of stock, which is likely to be as a result of lower production levels combined with higher demand, so why would TLG want to discount much when they're struggling to keep up with demand at full RRP....

    My guess is that the current handful of sets on sale at 15% will be reduced further, and they'll add a sprinkling of others such as #75240, #75272, #75242.

  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    Lobot said:

    I don't have high hopes for a decent sale given the current circumstances.



    mainly why i was/am planing to buy on the 1st.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    edited April 29
    Still no leaked May 4th deals on [email protected]?

    I suppose this year we can't ask any loose lipped Lego store employees.
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,216
    I doubt there will be anything over 10-20% off... I remember when the UCS B-wing was 50% off and I still wasn’t moved to snag one...
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    I doubt there will be anything over 10-20% off... I remember when the UCS B-wing was 50% off and I still wasn’t moved to snag one...
    if that is set #10227 then at 50% off i would have got it. (i dont yet own any type of B-wing) sadly this set come out when i was still in my dark age :(

    and hell any % off the Tantive IV will go down well with me.
    as long as it on sale from the 1st day and not only on sale on the 4th day.
    with the stock level this years, i am not going to risk missing out on the set's i am after.

  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,291
    I doubt there will be anything over 10-20% off... I remember when the UCS B-wing was 50% off and I still wasn’t moved to snag one...
    I think the B-wing was way better than the upcoming A-wing. I got four of them at half off. Built one and looking forward to building it again sometime. If only they weren't in a storage locker 6000 miles from where I (and my other UCS sets) live. Plus each one came with the chrome 3PO figure. Plus the 3PO and the B-wing shipped separately, and with each package Lego included a free Chima set #70113. I guess they had a load of spare stock that wasnt selling. So I ended up with eight of them. And in VIP points and it was one of my best lego scores ever.
    chrisalddinpanchox1
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,291
    Brainslugged said:
    Plus each one came with the chrome 3PO figure.
    The silver protocol droid - can't l remember his name. Best May 4th gift ever. Still waiting for an updated gold one.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,335
    Brainslugged said:
    Plus each one came with the chrome 3PO figure.
    The silver protocol droid - can't l remember his name. Best May 4th gift ever. Still waiting for an updated gold one.
    TC-14.

    Darth Revan was my favorite.
    SumoLego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,874
    The 50% off B-wing was US only, wasn't it. It was some crummy amount here.
    sonatine01SumoLego
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    edited April 30
    You can see the day 1 offers on [email protected] Australia...Meh the 4th more like!
    Yo_dABrainsluggedKungFuKenny
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,194
    Regions tend to be different, but I wouldn’t mind 50% off a set! Will find out soon enough
    panchox1
  • Gruff666Gruff666 United KingdomMember Posts: 210
    Change your country to Finland and prepare to be disappointed 
    SumoLego
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    i can not get my login to work........
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    lego.com just 404 on me ( https://www.lego.com/maintenance.html )

  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 322
    Site's gone down, says for an update....
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 976

    Well, according to the website it's 'The ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ Event'...

    My expectations were low, but that's awful - 20% off a handful of sets, most of which were already reduced!  No wonder they didn't bother with a physical mailshot!

  • cpsdk1cpsdk1 denmarkMember Posts: 7
    did anyone even get a change to see what starwars sets are on sale??

  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    cpsdk1 said:
    did anyone even get a change to see what starwars sets are on sale??


    nope 10 mins of trying to get my fav list to load, then lego's 404 page
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    Huw said:
    Utter shite. All the old crap that they can;'t shift...

    do you have a list of set on sale?
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 976

    @chrisalddin - if I recall correctly there's a 20% discount on around 8 sets including:

    #75273 - Droid Commander

    #75241 - Action Battle Echo Base

    #75270 - Pasanna Speeder Chase

    #75238 - Endor Attack

    #75239 - Hoth Generator Attack

    Darth Vader Watch & Darth Vader Pen/Pad set

  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    oh my bad it not erroe 404 it 503.......... (googles 503)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    ok back up but
    the 2x VIP vanished.

  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    past midnight, 2x VIP is still not showing!
  • sonatine01sonatine01 Daventry, EnglandMember Posts: 652
    ^ How many VIP points per £ should you get these days ? I spent £90 and got 724 ?
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    edited April 30
    it is 8 points Per Pound!...

    i have A-wing Starfighter™ waiting to Go. and the VIP points show as 1440

    sonatine01
  • cpsdk1cpsdk1 denmarkMember Posts: 7
    the double points are only a email or phonecall away ;)

  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    Evey God Dam time.... Why can Lego Not get the Sale start right?
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    cpsdk1 said:
    the double points are only a email or phonecall away ;)


    LEGO® Customer Service

    00800 5346 5555

    Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm GMT

    Not at 12 am there not.
  • sonatine01sonatine01 Daventry, EnglandMember Posts: 652
    Ah dammit need to email Lego to get the double points then.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    2x vip points uk are back.

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