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VIP early access set purchase February 17

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  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342

    * Double Sighs.. but i suppose a $130 set for a first wave was not bad . I am sure if TLG were to make one now instead of then, after seeing on the whole successful sales for the theme we may well have had our bigger better bolder 2200-2700 bits Helm's Deep .

    I would however disagree that the present one is Kiddie , I think its a very decent representation albeit not complete . Like many i bought two and + 2 Urak Hai sets and hope one day il begin the HD double up treatment project which would be about 3300 pieces if i can use them all .


  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    Having said all that , i'd like to remind you

    " The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin" .

    : )
    yys4u
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ If you buy 2x Helms Deep and 2x Urak Hai sets, then you have your 2,700+ part set. :)

    Thus, it makes the point that 2,700 parts is where it should have been. :)
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    ^personally I would have preferred life size. Say in the neighborhood of, oh I don't know, 270,000,000 parts. :P
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    ^ That would have required a new mold for the horse...
    nerick906DanGPLoonPaperballpark
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    Vortex said:

    Ummm I am most likely missing some posts here or there but has everyone noticed the "Green Lantern" mini figure in the calendar ?

    I might need to go catch up on the Super Heroes 2014 thread, but it's possible that the photo is just showing who is in the movie. Or there is indeed a Green Lantern fig coming out.
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    Interesting list LFT, but you forgot a key point in your analysis the constantly increasing life span of such sets. The gems of 2007-9 were all short lived save the enduring FB and immortal DS. But take 2010-11 many lasted until recently some still going GE, TB, ... and what about 2012 they seem like they are here to stay, making the effective list of 2014 must haves at 13+ (old but available at [email protected]) plus the new must haves PR, Simpsons, movie, Maersk ship, etc. That makes at least 17 high price and desirable sets! Too much for the new AFOLs to keep up.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    edited January 2014

    Interesting list LFT, but you forgot a key point in your analysis the constantly increasing life span of such sets. The gems of 2007-9 were all short lived save the enduring FB and immortal DS. But take 2010-11 many lasted until recently some still going GE, TB, ... and what about 2012 they seem like they are here to stay, making the effective list of 2014 must haves at 13+ (old but available at [email protected]) plus the new must haves PR, Simpsons, movie, Maersk ship, etc. That makes at least 17 high price and desirable sets! Too much for the new AFOLs to keep up.

    Emerald nights
    Imperial Flagship
    Imperial Shuttle
    Maersk train

    They were all relatively short lived sets and released in 09 and after

    I think alot of people perceive the big sets of 07/09 to be "better" than sets of today because of the huge aftermarket price they have now.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    They were in a number of cases "the first" as well, so potentially get greater renown for breaking new ground.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited January 2014

    Emerald nights
    Imperial Flagship
    Imperial Shuttle
    Maersk train

    They were all relatively short lived sets and released in 09 and after

    I think alot of people perceive the big sets of 07/09 to be "better" than sets of today because of the huge aftermarket price they have now.

    Actually, you just provided a short list of my favorite Lego sets. I have all of them and have built all except the Maersk train. Some of TLG's best work in my humble opinion.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 282
    This is reading like some unrelated threads were merged.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    Back on track...so this is not the Simpson set as it says that is out Feb.1 so...the Sea cow seems more and more likely
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    edited January 2014
    @brickarmor
    @vortex

    The calendar is only comfirming there appearance, as i believe that is the original figure sdcc 2011. Along with batman,wonder woman and the flash all set to support emmet
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121

    ^ :)
    -------------------

    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?


    For Technic it's not the Cargo Plane (it's more like green service truck)! :D

    There are rumors that flagship will be VOLVO L350F licence (Power Functions).
    AND... 42030 box weight: 3.290g.
    * It's look like it will come with Unimog tires.
    margotmadforLEGO
  • legobigblokelegobigbloke UKMember Posts: 53
    iBart said:

    There are rumors that flagship will be VOLVO L350F licence (Power Functions).
    AND... 42030 box weight: 3.290g.
    * It's look like it will come with Unimog tires.

    That seems like a new micro set of PF to fit in a 3.29 gram model! I hope you meant 3.29Kg, and if so - yes, yes, yes! Another 2000ish piece model!

  • MrBerreMrBerre Member Posts: 246

    iBart said:

    There are rumors that flagship will be VOLVO L350F licence (Power Functions).
    AND... 42030 box weight: 3.290g.
    * It's look like it will come with Unimog tires.

    That seems like a new micro set of PF to fit in a 3.29 gram model! I hope you meant 3.29Kg, and if so - yes, yes, yes! Another 2000ish piece model!

    The dot is used as a thousands separator in the EU, and the comma as a decimal indicator, i.e. the reverse of the US.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,219
    edited January 2014
    Another front loader, motorized, would be interesting.
    I'm really surprised there has not been a really large dump truck in Technic, I know there have been ones that are close, but none like the large strip mining vehicles out there. I mean you could have it go forware and reverse and tilt the dumper and also make it to scale with the front loaders and Motorized Excavators
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,133
    MrBerre said:

    iBart said:

    There are rumors that flagship will be VOLVO L350F licence (Power Functions).
    AND... 42030 box weight: 3.290g.
    * It's look like it will come with Unimog tires.

    That seems like a new micro set of PF to fit in a 3.29 gram model! I hope you meant 3.29Kg, and if so - yes, yes, yes! Another 2000ish piece model!

    The dot is used as a thousands separator in the EU, and the comma as a decimal indicator, i.e. the reverse of the US.
    Not in the UK it isn't. Comma is a thousands separator and dot is used as a decimal indicator. I've never heard of it being the other way around.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    Another front loader, motorized, would be interesting.
    I'm really surprised there has not been a really large dump truck in Technic, I know there have been ones that are close, but none like the large strip mining vehicles out there. I mean you could have it go forware and reverse and tilt the dumper and also make it to scale with the front loaders and Motorized Excavators

    It is :)
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,296
    edited January 2014


    Not in the UK it isn't. Comma is a thousands separator and dot is used as a decimal indicator. I've never heard of it being the other way around.

    All my European friends use the comma as the decimal indicator. I'm used to both though - in Canada when you take French you learn EU way, though it's not used outside of the classroom (although I guess if they make us learn it the other way around, Quebec must use it too).

    This did really confuse me in uni (in the UK), as mostly I do it the "North American" way, but for quants and stats I had a Belgian tutor who did it the EU way. My tutorial work was a mess, I assure you!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    In Spanish you even have the added confusion that they sometimes put a decimal in years eg 2.014. That really looks weird to me!
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    In Spanish you even have the added confusion that they sometimes put a decimal in years eg 2.014. That really looks weird to me!

    And when the US displays the month before the day instead of the day before the month
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,067
    Handwritten "1" in much of the continent looks like a "7" - working for a French company in the UK can be very confusing at times.
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    edited January 2014
    Well, I was not using this dot as any indicator. It just appeared there in some magical way and provoke the war. Sorry! :D

    * To tell how sorry I am, I can also add that Arctic sets look COOL. Camp is orange, it's modern looking. There are also new polar bears (it could be these brown from forest police). There are also husky breed as dog sledding.
    LostInTranslationBumblepantsdougts
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    Oh, and heavy lift helicopter looks like an old, blue Creator one.

    Back to Volvo:
    2 x L, 1 x XL, 1 x servo, 2 x IR, 2 x pilot, 1 battery box.
    TXLegoguy
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    edited January 2014
    iBart said:

    There are also new polar bears (it could be these brown from forest police).

    Excellent!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    iBart said:

    ^ :)
    -------------------

    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?


    For Technic it's not the Cargo Plane (it's more like green service truck)! :D

    There are rumors that flagship will be VOLVO L350F licence (Power Functions).
    AND... 42030 box weight: 3.290g.
    * It's look like it will come with Unimog tires.
    Why doesn't Lego and Caterpillar just make a deal and get it done with? Instant Technic flagships for decades.
    TXLegoguy
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    iBart said:

    ^ :)
    -------------------

    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?


    For Technic it's not the Cargo Plane (it's more like green service truck)! :D

    There are rumors that flagship will be VOLVO L350F licence (Power Functions).
    AND... 42030 box weight: 3.290g.
    * It's look like it will come with Unimog tires.
    Why doesn't Lego and Caterpillar just make a deal and get it done with? Instant Technic flagships for decades.
    Or Liebherr :D
    TXLegoguymargot
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ And John Deere for that matter. :)
    TXLegoguy
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Sadly, John Deere chose poorly...
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    Oh Deere Lord...
    Kanohi
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 445

    In Spanish you even have the added confusion that they sometimes put a decimal in years eg 2.014. That really looks weird to me!

    That is not a decimal, but a thousand indicator. And I can't seem to think where it would be used in years, maybe in very formal papers, decoratively, but not on useful things.

    Being Spanish-American, there is just one thing I haven't been able to deal with.

    I do ok with gallons/inches/pounds/miles/feet and all the other nonsensical measures. However, the one that I can't get used to is putting the month before the day. Always gets me.

    But I guess something had to be Lost in Translation. :-)
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 889
    Very excited by a new flagship Technic model - but that doesn't sound like good news for the Defender Cuusoo project does it?
  • UmbratinkerUmbratinker Member Posts: 16
    today i got an invitation to go to the lego store in rockefeller center in NYC on February 16. it says guests will have the first opportunity to view and buy a new exclusive set. does anyone know what the new set will be?
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,233
    edited January 2014
    @umbratinker - It looks like your invite is the same as those above.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    edited January 2014

    today i got an invitation to go to the lego store in rockefeller center in NYC on February 16. it says guests will have the first opportunity to view and buy a new exclusive set. does anyone know what the new set will be?

    via slow mail or email?
  • UmbratinkerUmbratinker Member Posts: 16
    slow mail lol
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    OK thanks, I guess it's for you City folk, we out in NJ and elsewhere will probably have to wait, unless mail is really slow and we just have not gotten invites for local store.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Is this the Sea Cow available on the 17th?? If not does anybody know when it is available?
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,372
    edited January 2014
    According to this (with a scan of the relevant Brand Store newsletter for February), the Sea Cow will be available on the 17th February for VIP's:
    http://brickfanatics.co.uk/february-brand-store-deals/
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,067
    ^ And official news about the "Newcastle" (Gateshead) store official opening. Gifts from Thurs to Sun when you spend £30/50.

    Didn't the threshold used to be £20 to get these gifts, and wasn't it a 3 days of gifts thing previously? I wonder whether you have to spend £50 to get the Lego store kit (assuming that is still a freebie).
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,009
    I'm so excited about the Lego VIP early access to Metalbeards Sea Cow. It looks huge and amazing. What's there not to love - its a ship!
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    With a double decker couch
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,296
    ^ I actually think that's an awesome idea!
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    Any idea how much the Sea Cow will be?
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,009
    I am sure a while back in another thread it was said to be £170
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 889
    dannyrww said:

    With a double decker couch

    ^ I actually think that's an awesome idea!

    Let me handle this. That idea is just... the worst.
    khmellymel
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    come on. double decker couches would be a huge dorm room hit. endless possibilities
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    At least until you hit your head a few times on the upper level!
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