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Pick-A-Brick to update soon

AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,979
The online Pick-A-Brick recently added a bunch of new parts, but they're still marked as "not available". I'm imagining this means they're halfway through the update-- as such, I think anyone who has certain parts they desperately want from the current selection might want to order soon lest the parts they want disappear.

A lot of the new parts are Hero Factory parts, which makes me happy. There are even a few unprinted parts that normally only appear with printing and haven't been released without printing in any sets.

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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,979
    Actually, never mind. It looks like most parts being removed from the list have already been removed. So no need to make any impulse purchases.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,483
    edited January 2013
    No, but I am curious as to what will be listed.

  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,979

    No, but I am curious as to what will be listed.

    I imagine the new parts showing up as "not available" are all of the new parts that are going to be in this update. With that said, not all parts listed as "not available" are new to Pick-A-Brick-- some are just parts that are out-of-stock or ones that have been replaced with newer variants but not removed from the list.
  • ZonZon Member Posts: 214
    Saw the orange Rebel Pilot up there as not available... Saw it briefly last year but figured it was a mistake since it was taken down.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,483
    I dunno, I keep getting LEGO page errors when trying to look at PaB now.
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    The first new element I noticed added was the new style horse. It's listed at $5. That's a pretty hefty price.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,979
    lordzarak said:

    The first new element I noticed added was the new style horse. It's listed at $5. That's a pretty hefty price.

    Well, it's large, printed, and pre-assembled. Those two factors drive up the price of any part, whether on PaB or in an actual set.

    That's part of why I appreciate that the new Hero Factory parts are unprinted. Printed variants of 98569 were previously on Pick-A-Brick for a whopping $3.00 apiece. Now unprinted variants are available for $1.00 apiece, much more reasonable. It's also nice because printed parts generally feel more specialized than unprinted ones-- having only printed versions of that torso shell would be like a System builder only having printed 2x3 slopes.

    Overall depending what other parts you want in your collection there are probably lots of better ways to get a brown LEGO horse in the new style. Gandalf Arrives isn't too expensive if you can find it anywhere, and the My First LEGO Princess set has a brown LEGO horse as well as a unique torso print and some nice pastel bricks (though some are a bit specialized, like the 2x2x3 pink bricks or the 4x8 castle piece).

    One of the main reasons I like Pick-A-Brick is that while the parts can be more expensive than on Bricklink, some parts like certain minifigure parts, Hero Factory parts, etc. aren't often available from any one Bricklink seller in large quantities. So depending on how many of a certain piece you want/need, Pick-A-Brick can be more affordable in the long run. Plus, VIP points. With that said, it's always good to check the asking price on Bricklink before resorting to Pick-A-Brick. Currently, there is one seller offering as many as 456 reddish-brown horses in the new style for less than $3.00 apiece, and many others who are offering quantities in the 20s or 30s for similar prices. So Pick-A-Brick wouldn't be a very good solution for army-building the new horses.
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