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12/15/12, 12:11p EST.
I get 1040 assuming that you stack a pallet 6 feet tall.
Case material might take up some of that of course, but I allowed for a bit of that.
Minecraft is 4.8x5.6x4.8" in size, so you can get 13.4 of them in a cubic foot. A pallet is 3.3x4 foot in size, stack it 6 feet tall, about a thousand, give or take 50 depending on wasted space.
But I wouldn't think they would bother with 1 pallet. A company the size of LEGO, I would think they work in containers, not pallets. A standard 40' container has 20 pallets.
So that would be 20,000 copies of the set.
Given the postings online and that this was pre-announced, I would not be surprised if they moved 20,000 copies in 90 minutes.
But I have been wrong before. :)
I think that much of this is the same mechanism at work that was around for XBox360 and Wii when they first came out... Because of small quantities most people that are getting in on these things at the retailer are simply turning around and listing them on eBay or Craigslist, etc.
Kudos to LEGo and Amazon limiting them to 1 per account, but that obviously is not going to stop those that have multiple accounts to buy as many as they can.
It will be interesting to see if they hold this demand after Christmas.. Yes I know it is popular and people want them, etc etc.. but the question is will LEGO continue to product these in quantities and eventually flood the market with them? Obviously these continue to sell well.
Sheesh, this isn't hard, crank up that production line!!!
I use two accounts, one for me and one for my wife, and I'm happy enough with that. Two accounts, two real people.
As for [email protected], they are canceling multiple orders, so you'd actually need multiple accounts here. Since this is not normal, most of the time they let you order over and over, I doubt most resellers have 10 accounts setup. I know that I don't, because they let you place order after order after order...
to get mine... It notifies you via text, email, and browser alert.
It should take longer each time, considering that more and more people who wanted this set are now getting it, demand has to slaken at some point.
Still limit 1 per person...
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Guess I can't get in to order... maybe for the better!