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Comic Con

zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
edited March 2012 in Community and Events
If I were to go to this upcoming comic con, would I be able to purchase sets and collections such as the ones on bricklink? Can you buy them there as a general person and are there more than like 2?, do you need some form of VIP pass? Pretty much, how do you get them? I would soley be going just to pretty much get my hands on whatever lego items are there. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    edited March 2012
    Well if you're refering to San Diego Comic Con, the tickets are sold out. People will resell them at ridiculous prices when the time comes. Your other option would be to wait till a month or so before July, and they sell the tickets that get returned. But there's a HUGE demand for these and chances of getting them are slim. Also, the retail price for a 4 day pass is something like $150, I bought my ticket at the end of last years SDCC for $170 including preview night.

    Additionally, Comic Con is more of Sci-Fi/comic stuff. It's a convention composed of 100s of private sellers as well as small business. In recent years there's been a lot of bigger studio companies and such too. Not a lot of LEGO involved. There is like one seller that I've seen a couple times who sells vintage sets, still sealed in the box, but he doesn't have the best prices. They're not a rip off, but they're no bargain either. Aside from that LEGO does have a booth, but its nothing special, the best LEGO related thing that can come from Comic Con is Exclusive freebies, give aways, or raffles. But it's hard to find out what it'll be.
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    I don't really know much about where, but I just know there is going to be one in new York I think? Well then what were those display cases from?
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,187
    At the SDCC, Lego sells some limited edition sets which sell out within the first hour each day of the convention. They generally limit 2 per person and a line forms the minute people are allowed into the exhibit hall. Last year they raffled off some Super Hero minifigs, but again people had to wait in long lines to get an opportunity. Lego's presence is rather small so just going for Lego isn't the best way to maximize your time at the comic cons.
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    edited March 2012
    @zjygkmatt...Like the above 2 lego afficionados said...Lego has a nice booth at San Diego for exclusive give-a-ways (raffle type...gotta' line up early deal), or a San Deigo Exclusive set they'll sell which is also at times at the show hard to get since you have to line up early for that too.
    San Diego is sold out like yys4us says.

    New York Comic Con had some Superhero give-a-ways at the DC Comics booth last Oct. But overall...most of these shows have just a couple of dealers selling Lego and they're usually at premium prices.
    I actually found a decent amount of Lego at Pittsburgh Comic Con. Some customs for sale, older figures, some older sets. Premium prices though. But comic cons aren't the best. Look for Lego/brick/Afol conventions going on all around the country.
    I'm sure someone online here has a list of this years brick conventions.
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    All of those collectible items seem so interesting, but so expensive and impossible to get.
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