Release dates for lego in New Zealand/Australia

djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
edited October 2011 in Shopping Elsewhere
Hi there i was wondering if anyone knows the date that the black pearl would be available in New Zealand/Australia as it appears to be popping up all over the world except here :/
thanks

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  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    edited October 2011
    Not sure about the date, but the last time I was waiting for a set to be released in NZ it showed up at shop.lego.com a couple of weeks before I saw it in stores, so keep your eye on that website.
  • hewmanhewman Member Posts: 90
    I heard it will be in Big W's catalogue next week for $147 (I think), so it looks like it will hit Aus next week. I believe the release date is November 1 so they're possibly in storerooms at shops already.
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    Myer has it as well on sale next week. $148 I think.
  • duilimduilim Member Posts: 61
    Black Pearl is officially out in stores, target selling for $169 - what a joke. Amazon would be a better option - selling for $85 in comparison
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    is there target in NZ?
    ive never seen it
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    ok its on lego .com now.. for $200!
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    edited November 2011
    Damn, that's daylight robbery. It's actually cheaper than I thought it would have been, I thought AU$180.
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    still no sign of it here in NZ...
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    thats slightly out of my budget :(
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    ^ Haha! Yeah, I wouldn't pay that either. You'll have to wait for a sale (if it lasts that long, I havn't seen any QAR sets in stores for months).
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    oh well problem solved! im on a trip to Europe at the moment and while in fulda, Germany at the christmas market i stopped in a store called galaria and found the thing for 85 euro (about 140 nz dollars) so now all i need is space in my luggage!
  • ButchaButcha New ZealandMember Posts: 45
    I've just been in India for a few weeks, and stopped over in Singapore and noticed they had the Black Pearl for $200 there too. But I found out yesterday that apparently Lego NZ isn't bringing the Black Pearl into NZ, so the only ones available here will be from Private importers. Good stuff for managing to get one overseas though :)

    For Kiwi's, the first big wave for 2012 arrives at Toyworld early Jan (Incl series 6 Figures).
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    thanks!
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    @Butcha Wow, they're not bringing it in at all? Do you know what else they aren't bringing in? I thought we got most sets eventually at one retailer or another, maybe POTC isn't doing so well here. Even the 30% off at Farmers didn't tempt me.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Hello. I was going through the threads on Brickset and found out this topic. I sell Lego on the side and my prices are decent as I am doing this just to feed my Lego hobby and to spread as much love as possible. I am located in Pakistan and shipping to Australia is not that expensive with respect to geographic reasons.

    If interested please feel free to pm me. I also provide stuff which is not in stock with me on a decent enough price. Just trying to make Lego available anywhere it does not reach soon enough.
  • djhenseldjhensel Member Posts: 8
    do you have any green dragon knight battle packs? they never appeared in NZ either.
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    How much more is Lego over in NZ then Aus? Off the top of my head, the CMF's are AUD$4.99, MIll Village Raid is AUD$119, and the Lighthouse Island is AUD$65. How much are they across the ditch?
  • ButchaButcha New ZealandMember Posts: 45
    @Stuboy Yeah, POTC has done terribly here. It went 40% off at the Warehouse for a bit, and K-mart has just put all POTC sets on quite decent clearances (Along with Ninjago and Cars, actually) ;-)
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    ^ I might have to check Kmart out. I find it hard keeping track of the stores that have no or not up-to-date websites, I find the Warehouse has the best I've seen, and always find out about their sales before any other stores.

    @Eric CMF's here are 4.99 (off the top of my head, I don't buy many), Mill Village Raid is $149, Lighthouse Island is $79, so pretty similar when you take into account the exchange rate.
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    Oh okay, I'd forgotten about the exchange rate. 40% off? Wow, I haven't seen that on any set ever here, clearance or otherwise. :/
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    ^ Yeah, I must have missed that 40% off, might have swayed me towards getting a few. We have 30% off all toys at Farmers at the moment, but they don't stock any of the larger or exclusive sets.
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    For any Kiwis Kmart is having a clearance on POTC (Fountain of Youth, Captains Cabin, The Mill, Cannibal Escape and Isla de la Muerta) for close to half price. I carried The Mill around the store before putting it back (even at $49 I couldn't bring myself to buying it), and walked out with another Escape from Dragons Prison for $29 (gotta love that Dragon Knight).

    They also had Kings Carriage and a few Cars and Toy Story ones on clearance too.
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