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VIP early access set purchase February 17

jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
edited January 2014 in Collecting
I went to one of my local Lego stores yesterday and was given a February calendar of events, in it there is a reference to a VIP early access to purchase a UCS set, does anyone know what this will be?
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  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 818
    The early VIP release date for this set should be February 17th according to the lego store calendar :D
    Adzbadboy
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,300
    kez said:

    The early VIP release date for this set should be February 17th according to the lego store calendar :D

    Is that in the Us? Do you have a link to the calendar it is on?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    starfire2 said:

    kez said:

    The early VIP release date for this set should be February 17th according to the lego store calendar :D

    Is that in the Us? Do you have a link to the calendar it is on?
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  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,300
    Am I missing something? I don't see where it says that it is a Simpsons Lego set. I see it says " VIPs ONLY: Be the first to preview and buy a new Exclusive LEGO set starting February 17."
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    In case no one noticed, the Simpsons' House is not the only set that would work perfectly for that time window.
    #70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow, anyone?

    I mean with The Lego Movie coming out just days before, #70810 would seem more likely, wouldn't it?
    bluemodernFollowsCloselyjasor
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,300
    Penkid11 said:

    In case no one noticed, the Simpsons' House is not the only set that would work perfectly for that time window.
    #70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow, anyone?

    I mean with The Lego Movie coming out just days before, #70810 would seem more likely, wouldn't it?

    Exacty!
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    The movie tie-in sets may be a bit more timely, although I'm not sure why this set would be exclusive to VIPs AFTER the movie has already been in theaters for a week. If anything, release to VIPs only a couple weeks before the movie releases.

    If I were Lego, I'd want to capture as much of the "first weekend" excitement as possible and have those sets out for sale the week before the movie.

    Also, they should be selling these sets in the theaters! ;) Could you imagine the kids begging their parents for a set in the theater lobby?
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,409
    edited January 2014
    They couldn't afford them after buying the tickets, drinks and popcorn:)
    khmellymelkorZathrasBTHodgemankrklintFollowsCloselyBig_Blue_Winky
  • BulkheadXBulkheadX Member Posts: 74
    Lego set at Movie theatre price would be $1 a piece rofl
    khmellymel
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,226
    edited January 2014
    It would be awesome if they could offer a coupon (voucher) of some sort with you ticket purchase - free poly bag at the Lego store or % off your Lego Movie sets. There's probably a law against that somewhere though.
  • jackson05jackson05 Member Posts: 32
    starfire2 said:

    Penkid11 said:

    In case no one noticed, the Simpsons' House is not the only set that would work perfectly for that time window.
    #70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow, anyone?

    I mean with The Lego Movie coming out just days before, #70810 would seem more likely, wouldn't it?

    Exacty!
    Exactly!

    The Sea Cow has an official release date of March 1st with a price tag of £170. With a mystery two week VIP window in the diary, it is likely it will be the Sea Cow.

    The Simpsons House will be priced at £180 and is rumoured to have a February 1st release date.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,283
    /has no idea but crosses fingers for a Slave 1
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    There was a discussion about it in this thread.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    Thanks Colorado!,
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    1. It will probably be a The Lego Movie MeatlBeard's Sea Cow #70810 as that is the month The Lego Movie is out.

    2. The Simpsons House #71006. I think they are planing to release the set in March because the Modulars come out in March. Parisian Restaurant #10243 was released on January 1st so I think it will take its place and be released in March.

    3. It won't be a Star Wars set because they don't release them on May 4th.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    ^
    Didn't Red Five come out last year on May 4th?
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    As has been pointed out, the store calendar doesn't mention a UCS set, so I've removed that from the thread title to avoid further confusion. Since the early access effectively ends on February 28th, presumably because it then becomes widely available, I think the guess of #70810 Sea Cow makes the most sense.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    This discussion was created from comments split from: Lego Simpsons house 71006.
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    2/17 is my birthday! I guess I HAVE to buy it.
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Ohio USAMember Posts: 357

    Red Five was just standing by if I recall correctly

    HA! This guy....

  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    I'm hoping it's the Simpsons house. A LEGO Ambassador on Eurobricks said that the Sea Cow costs 300 euros :'(

    That, and I'm on just2good's Simpsons house hype train.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Red Faced Homer Simpson standing by...

    Doh!
    LostInTranslation
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    edited January 2014
    300 euros!?
    That's absurd. LEGO lost their damn mind if that's a $400 set.
    There goes any and all interest. My wife is a HUGE fan of any thing pirate and she laughed when I told her that.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    edited January 2014
    I'll be getting The Sea Cow early if confirmed, really excited for this. £170 seems good value if correct.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    It seems some wires are being crossed here.

    170 Euro for The Simpsons House is a good deal. 300 Euro for Sea Cow is not.

    We really don't know if either is accurate, time will tell.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ With BrickFair being this weekend, I would expect to see some official announcements coming out regarding one or both of these sets.
  • magrimagri UKMember Posts: 157
    LEGO just posted more pictures on Facebook.

    Last line of the description: Available beginning February 2014

    So maybe it will be The Simpsons House
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    Nope: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=g-subs-u&v=zxCIXqYaSPU

    The Lego Movie MetalBeard's Sea Cow is the set that will be for VIP's in Febuary.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,059
    A lot of breaking news for a good ol' fashioned Wednesday!
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ If so, the timing is way off...

    That set should be out now.
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    Is anyone else overwhelmed by all the great must have sets hitting the market in such a short timespan? I sure as heck am.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ :)

    LEGO has been on a tear the past 5 years putting out great sets.

    It is easy to marvel at what is coming out now, but frankly, this isn't new this year.

    In 2013 we had:

    #10234 - Sydney Opera House
    #42009 - Mobile Crane Mk II
    #10237 - Tower of Orthanc
    #10232 - Palace Cinema
    #10236 - Ewok Village
    #10937 - Arkham Asylum

    In 2012 we had:

    #10228 - Haunted House
    #10225 - R2-D2
    #10224 - Town Hall
    #10226 - Sopwith Camel

    In 2011 we had:

    #10221 - Super Star Destroyer
    #8110 - Unimog
    #10217 - Diagon Alley
    #10220 - VW T1 Camper Van
    #10219 - Maersk Train
    #10231 - Shuttle Expedition

    In 2010 we had:

    #10214 - Tower Bridge
    #10212 - Imperial Shuttle
    #10211 - Grand Emporium
    #10210 - Imperial Flagship
    #8043 - Motorized Excavator
    #10155 - Maersk Container Ship

    In 2009 we had:

    #10196 - Grand Carousel
    #10197 - Fire Brigade
    #8258 - Crane Truck
    #10195 - Republic Dropship/AT-OT Walker
    #10198 - Tantive IV
    #10194 - Emerald Night

    In 2008 we had:

    #10189 - Taj Mahal
    #10188 - Death Star
    #10185 - Green Grocer
    #10184 - Town Plan
    #10187 - VW Beetle

    In 2007 we had:

    #10179 - UCS Falcon
    #10181 - Eiffel Tower
    #10182 - Cafe Corner
    #8275 - Motorized Bulldozer
    #10178 - Motorised AT-AT
    #4957 - Ferris Wheel

    -------------------

    For 2014, so far that we know, we have:

    Sea Cow, Simpsons House, Parisian Restaurant, Maersk Triple-E, Technic Cargo Plane (for those who care about such things), and likely a pair of UCS sets, Sandcrawler and Slave 1.

    Yes, a very good year, but not really that much different since 2007, is it?
  • just2goodjust2good Member Posts: 247

    ^
    #4957 - Ferris Wheel

    IMHO, that set was one of the most disappointing sets I own. It never worked due to its weight.

    It does look nice, though.
    Jawascrump
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Good to know. I had several Ferris Wheels pass through my hands, never could bring myself to open and build one, always got the feeling it looked better on the box than it would in real life.

    Glad to know my gut isn't nuts. :)
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    Missed B-Wing 10227 for 2012 : )
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    @legofantexas: yes, all great sets, but also look at the smaller sets. There are so many recent releases that are just plain nice which adds to the dilemma of what to get first, second, third, etc. I think my wife might be plotting my demise based off of my excitement. If I go absent for an extended period of time I am either 6 feet under or in a state of constant LEGO building with no time to come up for air.
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    @iancam33 how long should we leave it before sending someone to check on you? ;-)
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    No more than a month I'd say. :P
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    edited January 2014
    I agree with LFT on regular quotas of big/UCS type sets. We are rather spoilt and are getting used to 5-6 excellent large sets a year, not to mention the often large flagship sets from themes. I sometimes wonder if it's a stroke of genius from Lego that quite a few people feel they need to have every big set each year. Taking it to its logical conclusion, running out of space is inevitable, or at the very least lego moves in to inappropriate areas of the house. As my girlfriend recently put it, I had lego in every room of the house apart from the kitchen and bathroom, and it needs to as a minimum stay that way, or preferably some minor reversal of this trend.

    My New Years resolution is to really work hard mentally to buy what I like only, not worry about trying to get everything or when things might go out of line etc.

    Sea Cow is a definite, I love steampunk and the sheer oddity of it all. The Simpsons House is just a maybe at most. Modulars I gave up on some time back due to an inevitable lack of display space.
    cheshirecat
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    richo said:



    My New Years resolution is to really work hard mentally to buy what I like only, not worry about trying to get everything or when things might go out of line etc.

    Please let me know how that works out for you: I am trying to do the same but these sets that are coming out are great.



    margot
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    It was pointed out to me by my much better half that our kids are only 7 and 5 and their room is already full to bursting (literally) with lego, the front room is currently full of lego. Theres lego in our hallway, dining room and even a little in the kitchen. Its certainly true that we can barely fit any more in so what are we going to do for the next 6 or so years worth of birthdays??? She doesn't even have a clue just how much more is in the loft. She's absolutely right though, we do need to pull back a bit on the lego as its getting silly.

    I'm going to try to give the Movie sets a miss, to be honest this was helped massively when i discovered that the fire engine isn't a 2 in 1 set. :-(
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    None of the movie sets are really that appealing to me except the Cloud Cuckoo one. The rest just look like mixed-up versions of former sets.

    The CMFs look good though. So far, I've only gotten the Panda.

    Over Christmas, I bought way too much stuff that I have 0 interest in, but it was a good deal...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    It was pointed out to me by my much better half that our kids are only 7 and 5 and their room is already full to bursting (literally) with lego, the front room is currently full of lego. Theres lego in our hallway, dining room and even a little in the kitchen. Its certainly true that we can barely fit any more in so what are we going to do for the next 6 or so years worth of birthdays??? She doesn't even have a clue just how much more is in the loft. She's absolutely right though, we do need to pull back a bit on the lego as its getting silly.

    You just described... my house perfectly... I read your post to my wife and she burst out laughing... :)

    Our kids are 8, 5, and 3, and we are in exactly the same position.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Im actually genuinely worried now that it may put them off Lego sooner than they would have if they didn't have as much. Hmmmm
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    Ummm I am most likely missing some posts here or there but has everyone noticed the "Green Lantern" mini figure in the calendar ?
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711

    It was pointed out to me by my much better half that our kids are only 7 and 5 and their room is already full to bursting (literally) with lego, the front room is currently full of lego. Theres lego in our hallway, dining room and even a little in the kitchen....

    (

    Sounds like my house.... except for the kids part (we don't have any, except for one big kid - me).... :-P

  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    2013 and 2012 were better IMO

    There are some impressive part counts but overall the pirate ship and simpsons house are pretty mediocre sets.

    Lego seem to be putting out silly part counts on themes which arnt really tried and tested.

    Shame they never did a 2700 piece helms deep :(
    binaryeyeVortexAdzbadboy
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 436

    2013 and 2012 were better IMO

    There are some impressive part counts but overall the pirate ship and simpsons house are pretty mediocre sets.

    Lego seem to be putting out silly part counts on themes which arnt really tried and tested.

    Shame they never did a 2700 piece helms deep :(

    But, remember....

    We are only 10 days into 2014. :-)

    bluemodern
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    Shame they never did a 2700 piece helms deep :(

    I said that at launch of Helm's Deep.

    I never did build it, but I'd build a 2,700 part count version in a heartbeat. The set that they did release, while nice, is too "kiddie" for my personal taste.
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