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New sets in LEGO store today

dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
edited June 2011 in Shopping USA/Canada
saw these in the Tigard, OR store - just hit the shelves today:

5771 - Creator Hillside House (69.99)
20200 - Master Builder Acadamy Kit 1 (29.99)
4865 - Forbidden Forest
4866 - Knight Bus
4867 - Hogwarts


  • ThisIsMyCupThisIsMyCup Member Posts: 156
    they have the MBA kits in store?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    only the 1st one. 2 through 6 are subscription only
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    ^ was it packaged in a manner that you could examine the contents, or better yet, did you buy one and take a look? I'm interested to hear some initial impressions while I wait for mine to arrive in the mail.
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,110
    Does the in-store MBA kit come with a free PAB box?
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    ^ I'm answering this off the cuff and this can easily be confirmed or denied by anyone that has just bought this in store, but I remember when I pre-ordered this that the free PaB was mentioned as being offered only with pre-orders.

    EDIT: Ok, I decided to not be lazy and searched for the original terms:
    “FREE LEGO® Pick A Brick box offer valid in the US only, redeemable in LEGO Stores only, 05.01.11 – 05.20.11, for US LEGO VIP Members pre-ordering the LEGO Master Builder Academy Series 1 set #20200.”
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,110
    edited June 2011
    ^ Thanks for saving me the time. Now, I feel like the lazy one.....ha!! My four sets were shipped today along with the PAB box. Bought more than one for just the PAB box only.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    ^ Did you place all four orders on one invoice or separately? Do you know if your kits are shipping individually or together? Have you seen a shipping charge yet?

    I ordered five separately, but was told they wouldn't ship together even if I did order them together. I've only received one shipping confirmation so far, but it didn't have a shipping charge.

  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,110
    ^ My initial order was for the first MBA kit 1 and the MBA 2-6 subscription. A day later, I ordered three of the MBA kit 1 sets. Today I received two shipping for MBA kit 1 set along with a free PAB box and one for 3 MBA kit 1 kits along with 3 free PAB boxes.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110

    It cannot really be examined no - the box is sealed and doesn't flip open or anything. it's certainly heavy for it's size, which is noticeably unusable for LEGO. They did have a copy of the big thick manual out on display, so I leafed through that a bit. Very sturdy manual with beautiful full color printed pages.

    I did buy one - but it's a gift for my kid, so I haven't opened it yet.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    ^^Yes, the box is rather heavy. I found that quite odd when I picked it up, much heavier than expected. I suppose that is the manual that adds to the weight.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    Oh look, a plastic sorting tray for all those folks who miss the plastic sorting trays of yore.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    I'm shipping off a few to our friends across the pond. I'm wincing at the thought of how much shipping all the initial kits might cost.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,732
    ^ My thoughts precisely !!
  • CrackseedCrackseed Member Posts: 90
    Haha for sure - I've got a couple to send out and it might be a nice pricey ship cost. Still, worth it to help folks out :) Just hoping it's not TOO crazy on the weight.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @drdavewatford: I just got back from my local LEGO store and took a look at the MBA kit. It's not *too* heavy, so I think a mass shipment is still feasible.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    The set weighs 1 lbs 14.3 oz.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    so boxed singly for shipping, your would be looking at a 3 pound rate - no way you are going to box it for under 1.7 oz.

    It's not heavy for a LEGO set per se - it's just really dense. Box size is about 12x12x3, but you notice the heft of it when you pick it up compared to LEGO boxes of similar size.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Yes, the set box is not like others. Definitely thicker and sturdier. The instruction book is similarly very well made. They didn't skimp on making this a nice, collectable set. The sorting tray is intended to hold all the pieces thru set 6, according to the instructions. It's a decent tray.
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