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Super heros 76040 brainiac attack found at Target!

So we are new collectors but first time to any forums. Yesterday we were at target and found 3 of the 76040 brainiac attack sets.
I grabbed them all and asked if they had any more. They told me each store only got 3. The reciept said pre production release
Brick set. Anybody know anything about this? Pre production release info? I can't find any info about this set being released other than just speculation. Our local lego store knew nothing about it and it's not listed in the 2015 lego catalog. My brother lives in another city and i tipped him off, he found 2 sets.

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  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    @Kralaskan Nice find! If you still have it, would you mind posting the DCPI from the receipt?
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    Kralaskan said:

    I can't find any info about this set being released other than just speculation.

    It's definitely being released, it's just a matter of when. It's in the German catalog with a release date of April. If you're finding it now in the US, it may be released here earlier.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited December 2014
    Some info on that set found here bricksandbloks.com/2015-lego-brainiac-attack-76040-dc-superheroes-set/
    and here brickset.com/sets/76040-1/Brainiac-Attack
    I see some are already up on Ebay
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,384
    edited December 2014
    The one thing I have trained myself on about LEGO was for any 'standard' line set (Superheroes, City, Castle, SW, etc) to wait until it is on sale before purchasing, many times even for my own collection. You save a TON on money doing this as almost all sets in a standard line wind up on sale at one point or another (especially on Amazon). The exception to this rule for me are the LEGO 'exclusives' that, in the US, cannot be discounted by anyone, the Ideas sets (as seen with Research Institute) where getting one at that time may be beneficial, and maybe those that are exclusives for a store (but typically those wind up being on sale at some point by that store as well). However, seeing as most Superhero sets are around for at least 1 year I would wait until they are likely discounted somewhere, maybe buying one IF it was for my personal collection (so I do not forget and assume I have one later when they end of line at LEGO).
    I guess there is always profit taking (i.e. getting them in the store and trying to sell them on eBay to someone who cannot wait the whole 10-30 days to get it when available in their neck of the woods) but I tend not to try that as typically you do not make enough to make it worth it, IMO.
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    Here is reciept. The part that says SC SPR build set x3
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    I noticed 2 sets were listed on eBay last night from Portland oregon and 1 more listed today
    From Boise Idaho. We are near boise. The target we got our sets at said the other store also had 3 sets. That explains where they are
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    And the same guy has some 76025 green lantern kits
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    @Kralaskan Thanks for posting the receipt.

    According to BrickSeek, it looks like the availability of this set is still pretty limited. :(
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    What does the code mean on reciept? I found some lego movie double decker couch sets tonight, target
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Code is the store item/stock number.What's the code for the DD Couch?
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    204001476
    MrJ_NY
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Thanks...unfortunately none in my area...yet
  • black_towrblack_towr MinnesotaMember Posts: 165
    Shows they are at the Target across the street from me. I may need to run over there.
    margot
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited December 2014
    Couches are showing up in Cincinnati area. So are brainiacs.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ ditto Indianapolis.

    FWIW, #76026 Gorilla Grodd set DCPI code is 204-00-0780
    chuckp
  • black_towrblack_towr MinnesotaMember Posts: 165
    Anyone have the DCPI's for the other sets?
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    Freight comes in this morning. I'm heading down to see if anything came in
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    Went to 3 stores. Saw lots of new 2015 friends sets, new duplo and some new bulk big brick sets. Found movie Benny's spaceship for $69. Got 2
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 323
    ^ Was there a clearance sticker or a sign posting the discount?
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    Yes, at Shopko. Was on the clearance rack. That's the best price we have seen.
    Figured they might go down more after Christmas
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,952
    This seems like the correct thread to add this in.... I found Minecraft today at Target. I am shocked they are putting even that out early! I had picked up everything except the mine and cave, and regretted not picking up the cave. I nabbed it today. I looked for any of the sets with a new unikitty, but there were none. What was difficult, though, was not buying that summer beach cottage set, since it will go great with the beach house display I have.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432

    Anyone have the DCPI's for the other sets?

    Some others I saw today

    #76027 Batman and Black Manta
    204-00-0714

    #70787 Bionicle Tahu Master
    204-00-1472

    #75083 Star Wars AT-DP
    204-00-0773
    chuckp
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Finally found #76025 Green Lantern vs Sinestro
    204-00-1480
    margotchuckp
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,398
    Nada at Clearwater Mall in Florida
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,302
    Found Double Decker couch and Green Lantern vs Sinestro at a Target in Phoenix :) :)
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    It's ridiculous how excited I get over new sets, but a month or so later I'm really tired over seeing the same stuff.
    RomanticWarriorLadder19JTK
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    Thrill of the hunt I guess. I'm the same way
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    i may go for go for #76040 just to have more super heros in my city
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    I got a manta set today. They had 3 of them. Also saw the new Star Wars proto tie fighter set but for $40 thought it was too much. some new city sets and new China sets were out.
    Target had a bunch of sets on clearance. Bad cops pursuit for $17. Emmett mech for $51
    Nailed them both.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    I went to Walmart, Walgreens, and Target looking for little plastic bags to store minifigures and couldn't find any...ended up buying them at a smoke shop :)

    But while at those stores I checked the LEGO isle, Walmart was barren Walgreens had nothing new, but Target had a lot of the new Super Hero sets.
    I saw
    #76025
    #76026
    #76028
    #76040

    Also saw the minecraft farm I think, a few star wars sets, most notably the new mini ships.
    Didn't pick up anything, am trying not to buy anything unless its some kind of sale, but hearing how rare a find this might have been I'm tempted to go back and buy one...
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,175
    ^ When it comes to Lego Super Heroes I am weak. Instant buy for me... Good thing I haven't run across any yet.
    Drmnez
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    Me too, instant buy. Our local toys r us still has the arctic batman sets, a bunch of them too.
    I hoarded 7 of them. Still a lot on the shelf. Toys r us had no new super heros but had lots of
    Mine craft, not into that at all.
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