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3 in1 creator mountain hut 31025

dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
#31025 at Walmart for $39.87. Ymmv

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  • FrictionPinFrictionPin Member Posts: 144
    Everybody else's Walmart is so much better than mine. :(
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    Aww frictionpin... Perhaps you should travel south December 26th and we can go shopping together ;)
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    Nice to see the RRP is $40. I was fully expecting this to be a $50 set given the number of pieces and pricing of recent Creator houses.
    madforLEGObluemodern
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    @binaryeye this was at the lego store and was $49.99.
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    I saw this set and it was an instant purchase. I did not even realize that there was to be a set like this... what a great complement to the Log Cabin!
  • FrictionPinFrictionPin Member Posts: 144
    ^Agreed, I will snap this one up as soon as I see it in the store.

    A shopping spree would be great @dnuel. Our Walmart is one of the old small ones from 40 years ago so it mainly has necessities. They didn't even stock Lego until about 3 years ago and today stock about 40 sets, mostly the $20 and under stuff. But they mainly just sit there on the shelf, at full price and new sets are very slow to be added. Rarely do they stock anything over $49.99 in that section and no polys or CMF. Sniff...I put on a brave face, bite my bottom lip and push forward each day....sniff.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Add my voice to the admirers. Love that second model in the left corner.
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    ^@frictionpin awe... How would you ever survive without online shopping...
  • FrictionPinFrictionPin Member Posts: 144
    It's probably for the best but I did go to Walmart today and ask someone if they had the Mountain Hut in the back....nope. It shall be mine soon enough though.

    That set has so many things going for it but I think I like the build in the lower left corner of the box best. Nice little build with that bridge and stream under it, the woodpecker in the tree is a very nice touch.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,950
    Thanks!! I still had my $10 Walmart credit, so I nabbed this for about $30!
    I might try to incorporate this into my winter theme.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    Yeah I really like the looks of this. It would be cool to throw some additional bricks at it to make the mountain a little bigger. As the licensed themes become increasingly more minifig focused, I find myself being drawn towards the creator line more and more. They just look like really fun, imaginative builds.
    binaryeyeLegoboy
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    The creator line remains my favorite since it is to me the truest representation of what LEGO should be. I really like this set too!
    margotbluemodern
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    I thought msrp was 39.99 and 49.99 was the TRU inflated price?
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    I am almost certain that it was $49.99 at the lego store the other day.
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 289
    Several reviews (brickshow, etc) quote $40 as MSRP
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    dneul said:

    I am almost certain that it was $49.99 at the lego store the other day.

    I saw it today at the LEGO Store and it was $39.99.
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    Ok... Great price for 550 pieces!
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    ^The way this season has been, I'd wait 3 or 4 days until it's $25-30.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    ^The way this season has been, I'd wait 3 or 4 days until it's $25-30.

    No kidding... :)

    I saw it tonight as well, cool set and there must be a decent amount in the box, it wasn't light... three build manuals probably help, but the box felt full.

    A good example that LEGO can do value when they want to.

    And yes, this one feels like a replacement to Log Cabin, so it may end up forever 20% off.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,241
    ^ I looked at one today as well. First time I think I've ever held a set that felt like the box was actually packed full. Hope they continue to fit the boxes to the content.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    :)

    In fairness, DS actually is a pretty full box, so that is one...

    BTW, to give an idea of how bad SSD is compared to DS... the contents of SSD will fit nicely into a modular box, including instructions protected in the internal white box and all the parts sealed in the original bags.

    The same is not true of DS, it won't at all fit into a modular box.

    But you're right, way, way too many LEGO sets, you open them up, the box is 50% air (or more).

    It appears that LEGO is getting better about this, the 2013 and even more so, the 2014 wave of sets seems to be in smaller boxes in general, with the exception of line flagships such as King's Castle (which clearly doesn't require that big box, but $100 sets seem to be in those boxes still).

    Then again, Cargo Plane and the new 2014 Police Station are in smaller boxes, slightly... it helps...
    graphite
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    I want this. however I've probably just spent my quota on Lego this month so it may be a while and I still have to get the last big house too...
  • odueckodueck Member Posts: 48
    beegeedee said:

    I want this. however I've probably just spent my quota on Lego this month so it may be a while and I still have to get the last big house too...

    Same here.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    edited December 2013
    Now that is a great set with a tonne of playability for kids and a real one that could work the imagination. Well done lego, reminds me a bit of how creative and non uniform sets were back in my day!
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640

    :)But you're right, way, way too many LEGO sets, you open them up, the box is 50% air (or more).

    I think LEGO and Potato chips company may have been to the same marketing school :)
    Legoboy
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,241

    It appears that LEGO is getting better about this, the 2013 and even more so, the 2014 wave of sets seems to be in smaller boxes in general, with the exception of line flagships such as King's Castle (which clearly doesn't require that big box, but $100 sets seem to be in those boxes still).

    They tried the smaller box thing before and I think it didn't work out because of how drastic it was. I think they are trying to shrink boxes but do it more gradually so that they aren't as noticeably smaller compared to last years sets on the shelf. Once last years are gone from shelves then next years can be slightly smaller than this year. Eventually they'll be optimized and people won't notice as much.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    one of the issues with smaller boxes with some sets is that the box art then doesn't successfully showcase the size of the set. This doesn't apply to most sets of course, but there are always some that you just get a much better impression of when you see it built and on display then you do looking at the box.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited December 2013
    I'm sure there is another angle that involves marketing to the stupid human mind. Same contents in a smaller box may make consumers feel like they are not getting a good value.

    "Look how ginormous this box is! It must be full of Legos! And it was only $80.00. What a steal!!!! My kid is going to love me!"

    And yes, I meant to say Legos to help illustrate my example.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Seeing as most people get the bigger sets via online, the concept of a bigger box doesn't mean as much, unless you're shooting for huge impact when unwrapping a big box at a birthday party. I'm actually surprised they don't have two different boxes for the monster sets - big ones to display in the B&M stores and smaller ones that get shipped.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,241
    ^ that complicates the logistics of manufacturing, correctly shipping the right size to which locations, and knowing how much of each to manufacture, which probably costs more in the long run than the savings made up from a slightly smaller box when shipping.
  • FenrisAkashiFenrisAkashi Member Posts: 242
    Oh man...Just looking at the box so many great MOC parts in there...Cant wait to pick up multiples once discounted ;D
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    What a cute set!
    Picked up a Mountain Hut at the Raleigh LEGO store along with multiple Little Eagles for just 98 cents each! What a steal at about 2 cents a piece in those polybags! And one of my all time favorites.
    Our store manager would not say when the PR will go on sale, but they should arrive this week. Fingers crossed.
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    @legogal - Darn. The little eagles were still $2.48 at my store the other day. I may have to go back and check it out...
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    If anyone has any extra Eagle polys my son is a huge bird fan I can't find these at our LEGO store.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    i posted on the forum about the eagle, I bought a bunch at my lego store. I think it is perfect for my boys Birthday Party Favor!
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Yup, the little eagles are a wonderful gift for anyone of any age! I am giving them to the three best friends of my 90 year old mom…for Christmas presents to celebrate Mom's passing and our first Christmas without her. I will build them for the ladies at lunch tomorrow if they want and hand them each a bag of shelled new pecans from NC.
    These do make an ideal gift and can't be beat at that price. So do check out your LEGO store ASAP.
    Has anyone looked to see if lego.com has any left at this price?
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Just checked lego.com and did not see any Little Eagles. I will be tied up today. Will try to check tomorrow to see if any are left in Raleigh LEGO store.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    @mdelleman I can help you with eagles. I an in the US though.
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    The hut is indeed to $49.99 at TRU...
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