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May the 4th Promotion 2013

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,566
    They have really moved away from steep discounts so 50% sounds pretty crazy. Unless it is selling THAT bad. if it is true I will grab one instantly. The rest of that list sounds about right for the 10% sets even the the B-Wing doesn't pan out.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348
    50%? Sorry, but no... I can't see that. Even if it is a poor seller. Maybe 20%, but 50%? Not going to happen.
  • leego76leego76 Chandlers FordMember Posts: 360
    Realistically they'd probably clear similar numbers whether its 25-50% off so making it 50% doesn't make a lot of business sense! I think it will be discounted though as I just can't see it selling well.

    Really hope r2 is discounted this year, that would be great, otherwise we're looking at the rather steep (even with discount) SSD again
  • mutley777mutley777 Member Posts: 22
    edited April 2013
    50% is not unheard of from Lego, even if it is a bit unlikely for the B-wing. Only last year I picked up 2 UCS Jedi star fighters for half price £45! I can also remember (I'm going back a fair bit now) when they were selling of the Darth Maul Bust for £25... 75% off! I could not resist such a amazing deal.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    edited April 2013
    mutley777 said:

    I can also remember (I'm going back a fair bit now) when they were selling of the Darth Maul Bust for £25... 75% off! I could not resist such a amazing deal.

    Crumbs, I had no idea it got reduced so low. It will explain why the previous owner of mine was so happy to let his 'boxed and mint' go a couple of years ago for £40. Drove it round to my house for that too. :-)
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    The B-Wing has barely been out for 6 months. There is no way it gets discounted 50%. That is beyond ridiculous. SSD and R2 for 20% off (maybe up to 30% for SSD if they're trying to clear extra inventory for an end of year EOL) are likely. Maybe 20% off the B-Wing as well, but I wouldn't bet on it. More likely next year for that.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348
    edited April 2013
    mutley777 said:

    50% is not unheard of from Lego, even if it is a bit unlikely for the B-wing. Only last year I picked up 2 UCS Jedi star fighters for half price £45! I can also remember (I'm going back a fair bit now) when they were selling of the Darth Maul Bust for £25... 75% off! I could not resist such a amazing deal.

    It isn't unheard of, but for the UCS B-wing it is.. I just can't see LEGO marking it off that much so soon in its life.

    If it happens though, I am more than elated to be proven wrong :o)
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    IF the 50% rumor is true then they will be sold out in a blink of an eye (unless they limit it to 1 per household).
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    I also heard from a reliable source that TLG found a container full of UCS MF's and they will be on clearance for $200. So you better get in quick.
  • hantothantot UKMember Posts: 272
    R2 and B-wing on my list for this year anything around the 20%+ range would be nice
  • hantothantot UKMember Posts: 272
    just got the email suggesting offers will be 3rd to the 4th

    Get a sneak peek at our May 3rd & 4th LEGO® Star Wars™ offers:
    FREE DELIVERY with purchases of £25 or more!*
    FREE EXCLUSIVE HAN SOLO™ (HOTH™) MINIFIGURE with LEGO® Star Wars™ orders of £50 or more!*
    PLUS LIMITED EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS™ POSTER with any LEGO Star Wars order!*

    http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Star-Wars-Promo?CMP=EMC-VIP2013May4RevealUK&HQS=May4_Hero_CTA&RRID=26432422&RMID=VIP_2013_05_May4th_Teaser_UK

    Do the sets shown on the teaser page give a clue on potential sets to be discounted?
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    Basta "
    I also heard from a reliable source that TLG found a container full of UCS MF's and they will be on clearance for $200. So you better get in quick."

    ?.???? They found the holy grail ?? Elaborate and confirm plz . Boy that will be some May the 4th lol.

  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    ^
    Totally. If you go back and look, I was talking about it yesterday.
  • RomanticWarriorRomanticWarrior United StatesMember Posts: 248
    Basta said:

    I also heard from a reliable source that TLG found a container full of UCS MF's and they will be on clearance for $200. So you better get in quick.

    Meh. I found a better deal on craigslist. And dude made it super-convenient and let me use paypal before I go pick it up. No messy cash transaction... ;)

    FollowsCloselyShpadoinklecloaked7
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    Had a chat with a friend at the Lego store. He has confirmed as well as showed me the paperwork from Lego about hte 50% of of the B Wing for May the 4th. He stated this is because it has been the hardest Lego UCS to sell at that price and they are so back stocked that they cant get new sets in large quantities right now. Also on the list was just about everything else starwars at 10% minus the Deathstar, New X-wing and SDD. This does not mean though that they wont be on sale.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @cynthilina Was this in a UK store?
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    At 50% off I'll take one!
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    I guess not so many people played the X-Wing games. I love the B-Wing! If it is true I may have to rearrange my priorities: I was counting on a discounted SSD..
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I'm still suspicious...
    But! 50% off + $100 in points = free B-Wing for Mark.
    It's is one of my favorite ships. It doesn't get nearly enough love.
    TheLoneTensorFollowsClosely
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    ^don´t forget to add the free "chrome" Han Solo ;)
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    Still a little sceptical about the b-wing, but it's not totally unheard of to have a discount that big, it's just so early in it's life. But, if it's not selling well and the x-wing is about to be released at the exact same price point most people are going to go with the x-wing. Lego may have realised this so are just trying to shift some units. Works fine for me as I'll get something else like the mini modulars at the AFOL shopping day tomorrow and then b-wing next week :).
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Chalk me up for the B-Wing at 50% off plus Solo. Still sounds very sketchy to me...I was expecting 10-20% off SSD.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    You know, even at 50% off the B-Wing doesn't really interest me.
    sidersddbinaryeyePaperballpark
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    *IF* they have #10227 50% off my guess is they will sell out of them, and probably have a limit of 2. *IF* it happens it would be a great deal considering free shipping and a free Solo. We have a week to go, hopefully the details on the discounts will get firmed up.
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    @cheshirecat Same here, just doesn't really interest me.
  • RomanticWarriorRomanticWarrior United StatesMember Posts: 248
    thanks for the info, cynthilina. I would be really surprised if the SSD weren't on sale again. Maybe it's more than 10%. ;) That just seems like one that LEGO may have a hard time selling. Pure speculation. Not based on anything 'real'.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Nobody puts B-wing in the corner!

    The poor set deserves better, it's a unique and cool ship.
    margot
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    ^ I agree. If true, this doesn't bode well for the future of the SW UCS line, as far as I'm concerned anyway...
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    50% off the B-Wing would be awesome. I have $400 in GC that I was planning on to use for the X-Wing and B-Wing. Now I can pick up another $100 set.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^ depends,on your point of view. It might mean they try to milk the UCS MF with an early rerelease!
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    ^ correct, that or other rehashes, which in my view would be terrible. ;)
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    The other side of the coin is that LEGO rethinks the UCS line and comes up with more appealing sets. Sets that people want and there is a demand for. I think R2-D2 did well, didn't it? And, people have mentioned other sets that would most likely do well. I'm not a SW expert by any means, but I gather that the B-Wing is an obscure vehicle that only had a few seconds footage. I think it's a cool looking set, but that only goes so far. Maybe LEGO learns from this.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Bandit said:

    ^ I agree. If true, this doesn't bode well for the future of the SW UCS line, as far as I'm concerned anyway...

    I would agree, but it's hard not to notice that this year they went with the B-wing, which although it is one of my personal favorites, it is also one of the most obscure ships from the OT. Also it had the weird scale going against it, and no minifigs, etc. It was always uphill from its cradle for this poor, misunderstood ship.

    Anyway, there are still some future UCS possibilities that could easily stoke up the fire in the line again like Slave I or the Cantina or (heaven forbid the clamor it would cause) a newer UCS version of the MF.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    ^^ depends,on your point of view. It might mean they try to milk the UCS MF with an early rerelease!

    I'd buy it, and something tells me I wouldn't be the only one :)
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Is the sale gong to start Friday for brick and mortar LEGO brand stores?
  • CalvCalv Central EnglandMember Posts: 882
    Had a flyer in the post today which says 3rd & 4th of May, both Shop at Home and Lego stores, so ....Yes, in the UK at least.
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    My VIP email states that the dates are May 4th and 5th--at least here in the US.
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    That's strange that in the UK the sale won't be on revenge of the fifth
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Maybe they want to forget that that movie occurred :)
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    Everyone keeps saying they are hoping to see 20 to 30% off on the SSD. I wish they would switch it up to the Death Star this year. I would be more prone to pick up another Death Star than another SSD. If the 50% off on the B Wing is true it would be a great deal. I like the ship, but the scale really throws me. Even at 50% I am a bit hesitant to pull the trigger. Meh, time will tell....time will tell.

    In the interest of UCS sets, I would like to see a Nebulon B Frigate, or a Rebel Cargo Transport, or a Mon Cal Cruiser. Even a Sith Harrower Class Dreadnaught from SWTOR would be cool to see.
    TheLoneTensorhantotAvengerDr
  • Ra226Ra226 Member Posts: 18
    Personally, I would love to see a UCS A-Wing. It's the only missing alphabet fighter and a UCS model could be quite nice. The B-Wing at 50% off would be awesome--I hope that's not just "my friend talked to a guy who said..."
    Zathras
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    Had a chance to stop in and talk to another Lego store manager in a diffrent location and showed me the same thing as the previous one, the 50% off the B-Wing and the 10% on a list of starwars items. Nothing on the DS or the SDD this time as of now. He also gave me a "TIP" on the Next UCS set to be released for Star Wars, the Ewok Village.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,944
    Was counting on an SSD at 20% off, if not do I wait or go for a European Amazon site (currently at about £300)? At 50% off I would go for a B-wing, but only at 50% off I don't like it enoght to pay more than £90 for it. For all those UCS sets that are way off minifig scale I wish they would include an appropriate pilot minifig that could be part of the stand. I do like the Stormtrooper "guarding" the base of my IS stand.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793

    He also gave me a "TIP" on the Next UCS set to be released for Star Wars, the Ewok Village.

    #10236

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    As ludicrous as the 50% rumour sounds, I have it on good authority that the B-wing is exiting and stock is going to start to dry up. Basically, production has stopped and once they're gone, they're gone.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Well assuming it actually happens, the question I have is, will the B-Wing be discounted by 50% on all [email protected] sites, or only US?

    If its 50% off I will buy it, even if It's $175AUD (AU RRP is $350). As the cheapest I have been able to find it for is about $240 shipped.
    legomatt
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    Legoboy said:

    As ludicrous as the 50% rumour sounds, I have it on good authority that the B-wing is exiting and stock is going to start to dry up. Basically, production has stopped and once they're gone, they're gone.

    Wasn't it released barely a year ago? It must have been an extremely poor seller then if it's already getting the axe, too. (Though it nicely supports the 50% off rumour as they don't usually do 50% off sales in the middle of a production run nowadays.)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,869
    edited April 2013
    You never know, a 50% discount could happen, and maybe it is only going to last as long as their sale supply lasts or one day.
    I'm guessing it will be about 20-25% tops on one maybe two sets, then 10% on the smaller sets...
    I dunno why some people expect LEGO to start showing Falcons or DS for 50% or B Wings or whatever.. They ARE a business after all, and to be honest since most retailers really have shied away from massive discounts that easily come by the 'common man'(or worse, see TRU and their BOGO40 'sale' that lets you essentially buy two of the same set at RRP, or still higher than RRP ) I would say this is not a bad deal PLUS there is free shipping, the figure and you get VIP points to boot.
    Now what will be great is if they allow non SW purchases to get the Han.. if not, oh well, I save my money.
    But if they do, I hear the LEGO hospital (which is only available in the US at Walmart and we know how long those sets last at Walmart) and perhaps the new Lone Ranger Train set calling my name.

    It seems that some people are not grateful enough that you get a free unique figure with a purchase over 75 and at least they have free shipping which can wallop you when buying a lot from LEGO online IMO.
    Nevermind that most people on this board would spend 75 dollars normally at a LEGO store or online even if it it was not the 'May the 4th' promo.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    Hardrada said:

    Legoboy said:

    As ludicrous as the 50% rumour sounds, I have it on good authority that the B-wing is exiting and stock is going to start to dry up. Basically, production has stopped and once they're gone, they're gone.

    Wasn't it released barely a year ago? It must have been an extremely poor seller then if it's already getting the axe, too. (Though it nicely supports the 50% off rumour as they don't usually do 50% off sales in the middle of a production run nowadays.)
    It was actually just over six months ago.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,793
    October 2012. Incredible.
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