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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    snowhitie said:
    ^ you poor! I really couldn't 'like' that post. I had no idea these were so expensive!
    Neither did I! Looks like I'm going to have to settle for a regular brown one until LEGO releases a set with it in reddish brown...
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,111
    Got my heavy haul delivered the other day  - bought it on sale and am thoroughly pleased with it.
    Mordoor
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,852
    @bandit778 - Does it have the same mast as the Viking ship?

    Nice, by the way.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    What's my LEGO status today?

    P*ssed off, is what... Why?

    Set GBP USD
    #21113 19.99 19.99
    #21114 24.99 29.99
    #21115 39.99 39.99
    #21116 49.99 49.99
    #21117 59.99 69.99
    #21119 19.99 19.99
    #21120 39.99 39.99
    #21121 59.99 59.99
    #21122 69.99 79.99
    #21123 19.99 19.99
    #21124 49.99 59.99
    #21125 74.99 69.99
    #21126 29.99 39.99

    That's why...

    Please can someone explain to me how on earth TLG are charging £74.99 for #21125 The Jungle Tree House, while it is only $69.99 in the US?

    Now, it's bad enough that for so many sets we are charged on a £=$ basis, e.g. £/$19.99 for #21123, but to be charged MORE £ than $ for the same set just sticks in the throat! 
  • shotgunchipmunkshotgunchipmunk USMember Posts: 74
    edited March 2016
    So follow-up to previous post.  Which Elves set do we wait on so we can get the #30375 GWP in April?
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,443
    so it's not just my nearby toy shop which is charging 100€ for the treehouse?
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    Fauch said:
    so it's not just my nearby toy shop which is charging 100€ for the treehouse?
    Ouch...
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,288
    So follow-up to previous post.  Which Elves set do we wait on so we can get the #30375 GWP in April?
    Starlight Inn and the fire dragon set will have bonus VIP points so those would be excellent choices if you are wanting either.
    shotgunchipmunkkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,852
    ^^ I doubt those shelves will be sufficient.  Except for maybe the polybags...
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    That's a pic from the workshop in the back yard. Will use it to build my layout and for storage of my bigger and more expensive sets. The garage is totally separate and should fit most of the poly bags.
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited March 2016
    swooshing dat ninja-copter like a mad-mann
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,852
    Finally got around to making myself an icon for all the Lego sites where I'm a member! Accurate portrait of my daily attempts to keep the cat out of my tea...
    Jennitallblocktookiki180703GothamConstructionCoLostInTranslationPumpkin_3CK5
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    I sent TLG CS a snotty email regarding the pricing of #21125 and got back the usual PR brush-off... "Statistical data about the country’s population, transportation costs, currency exchange rates, local laws and taxes, the price of other toys"... None of which explain this pricing discrepancy.
    I haven't had a reply back to my follow-up yet.

    Does anyone have any examples of other sets that are or have been priced in this way (non-discounted or special offer)? e.g. UK price £74.99, US price $69.99
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,288
    ^there have always been some oddities but that seems like a really odd one especially since the rest of the line makes much more sense.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,443
    I think they overprice on purpose minecraft sets that I think look good. this one and the nether fortress.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    Fauch said:
    I think they overprice on purpose minecraft sets that I think look good. this one and the nether fortress.
    That is very likely true, but doesn't explain why the $ price is significantly lower than the £ price.
    #21117 was also priced at $69.99, but the equivalent UK price was £59.99, implying that TLG are overcharging the UK by £15.00 on #21125, which is obscene.
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 274
    Finally getting most of the Lego Avengers sets I ordered online. Paid well below MSRP
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited March 2016
    @JudgeChuck a few years ago there was a superheroes set (Spider-Man vs someone with lots of arms?) that was also way off, and more than the $ rrp. And some of the dimensions things are equally screwy, although at least they are mostly consistent across the range.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    I sent TLG CS a snotty email regarding the pricing of #21125 and got back the usual PR brush-off... "Statistical data about the country’s population, transportation costs, currency exchange rates, local laws and taxes, the price of other toys"... None of which explain this pricing discrepancy.
    I haven't had a reply back to my follow-up yet.

    Does anyone have any examples of other sets that are or have been priced in this way (non-discounted or special offer)? e.g. UK price £74.99, US price $69.99
    You send a snotty email and expect a good response?
    jadeirene
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,283
    @JudgeChuck - There are lots of examples from almost every theme. #75091 Flash Speeder, #41097 Heartlake Hot Air Balloon, #76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike and the brand new #75823 Bird Island Egg Heist spring to mind. It is unfortunate but clearly it is not going to change so we are just going to have to put up with it.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,555
    I only checked #21125. At least you're not in France, where the price is even higher
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,528


    Not a bad birthday haul from yesterday, celebrated starting the last year in my 30s with this lot. My daughter school friend came round for cake and got me the Speed Champions Audi R8 as well. Had a couple of days off work so I spent today sat on the floor watching films and building the R8 and the Ferry.

    About to open TBBT set as well. Its going to be built, then pulled apart and rebuilt to form the first floor of a building in my modular street hopefully! Just need to find a suitable replacement for Penny's new hairdo
    LostInTranslationtallblocktoosnowhitieGothamConstructionCoricecakekiki180703
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,852
    Happy birthday - looks like you got some great presents!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,945
    Happy birthday @Speedman29 !
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    I sent TLG CS a snotty email regarding the pricing of #21125 and got back the usual PR brush-off... "Statistical data about the country’s population, transportation costs, currency exchange rates, local laws and taxes, the price of other toys"... None of which explain this pricing discrepancy.
    I haven't had a reply back to my follow-up yet.

    Does anyone have any examples of other sets that are or have been priced in this way (non-discounted or special offer)? e.g. UK price £74.99, US price $69.99
    You send a snotty email and expect a good response?
    It wasn't snotty really, just a turn of phrase. It was measured and forthright though.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    @Speedman29
    happy B-day.
    dose that make you speedman30 now?
    mldj77kiki180703
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    @JudgeChuck - There are lots of examples from almost every theme. #75091 Flash Speeder, #41097 Heartlake Hot Air Balloon, #76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike and the brand new #75823 Bird Island Egg Heist spring to mind. It is unfortunate but clearly it is not going to change so we are just going to have to put up with it.
    Then I'm amazed that people don't complain more. This is an absolute p*ss-take...
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    ok here something to think about.

    we know that USA prices, dont have TAX added to them. so all USA prices are Before TAX.

    we also know that all UK prices do have the TAX within there RRP price.

    so what if the cost of the VAT added to the sets Before tax price. push's it in to the next price group?
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    @chrisalddin a fair question, but now explain the pricing of #21117, which is £59.99 and $69.99. We are being charged £15.00 extra for this set.
    Anyway, I'll stop here...
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    @chrisalddin It doesn't work that way. The percentage price difference is different for different themes, and sometimes sets within a theme. If all sets were the same number of GBP as they are USD that would be a reasonable argument but instead they're all over the map. Take the example given - two Minecraft sets are priced at US$69.99 but in Britain the price for one is £59.99 and the other is £74.99. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,852
    It's hard to believe this isn't one of those cases of charging "what the market will bear", i.e. what they've found people will pay. With Minecraft in particular I wonder if they feel safe in assuming people will pay the high price because it's so enormously popular with kids. But I don't know how that shakes out over the years - I suppose you'd have to look back at which sets had the disparity, and the extent to which they priced that way on surefire winners versus more experimental stuff. 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,103
    edited March 2016
    Recently brought #75137 and with the playing about without instructions on the monthly build thread, have decided to attempt a proper sized carbon freezing chamber from ESB. It may take a while as I've not attempted something of this size before but can't wait to get some of my bricklinked orders in so I can start playing around with the design.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    edited March 2016
    dont forget, Part price's
    the #21117 set has more small parts,
    small part = lass per part.
    also, who to say the Licence for mind craft has not gone up?

    now. i am not saying its right.
    I am just as pissed off to see this type of crap as you are.
    i just trying to play devil's advocate here.
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,174
    edited March 2016
    @chrisalddin you're missing the point. I would understand a price increase across the board but two sets that are both  $69.99 in the US are £59.99 and £74.99 in the UK. That's a £15.00 difference! Based on exchange rates and taking into consideration any taxes the £59.99 price makes some sense. £74.99 does not in any universe.
    We're being fleeced, pure and simple.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,528
    @Speedman29
    happy B-day.
    dose that make you speedman30 now?
    LOL. No, last year in my 30s now. more like Speedman39!
    SumoLegobandit778kiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    bought garmadons dark fortress from a russian bricklink store. LETS SEE what and when it arrives! very skeptic bout russians, but i find their lack of english communication skills very funny!

    also waiting for my ninjago skybound and speed champions sets to arrive...

    ditched the idea of buying green grocer or haunted house complete. gonna bricklink it over the period of 2 years circa. starting with sand green!

    thinking of buying fortrex for my nephew. its on -25% on amazon.fr currently.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,852
    I've got tabs full of tips on selling from the Directory thread; going to absorb what I can from those and then put Bumblebee Girl and Leprechaun up on Ebay later. Baby's first Lego auction!
    mr.piggles
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 329
    edited March 2016
    Trying to decide if it's worth/fun trying to bricklink Carousel. 

    I have seen the price of the music box!!!
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    @chrisalddin you're missing the point. I would understand a price increase across the board but two sets that are both  $69.99 in the US are £59.99 and £74.99 in the UK. That's a £15.00 difference! Based on exchange rates and taking into consideration any taxes the £59.99 price makes some sense. £74.99 does not in any universe.
    We're being fleeced, pure and simple.
    Although I in no way agree that this pricing is correct, it is also a lot more complicated than that.  Once this hits stores it may well turn out to spend most of its shelf life at a bargain price.
    Take #60095 Exploration Vessel for example, £79.99, $119.99.  That looks like we get a good deal, but actually I could have (and can still) get this set for 50% off at best and regularly 25% without even trying.  What must be happening is the cost to the large suppliers is low enough that they can discount significantly.  Whether this happened for this set in the US, I have no idea, but if it didn't man we got a good deal!
    It is possible that although the RRP is a stupid £74.99, for whatever reason, it actually goes out to suppliers at a price more comparable to the US value and similar to a £59.99 set and we therefore see it at a good discount all the time in the UK.
    Fingers crossed anyway.
    chrisalddinkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    MattsWhat said:

    Although I in no way agree that this pricing is correct, it is also a lot more complicated than that.  Once this hits stores it may well turn out to spend most of its shelf life at a bargain price.
    Take #60095 Exploration Vessel for example, £79.99, $119.99.  That looks like we get a good deal, but actually I could have (and can still) get this set for 50% off at best and regularly 25% without even trying.  What must be happening is the cost to the large suppliers is low enough that they can discount significantly.  Whether this happened for this set in the US, I have no idea, but if it didn't man we got a good deal!
    It is possible that although the RRP is a stupid £74.99, for whatever reason, it actually goes out to suppliers at a price more comparable to the US value and similar to a £59.99 set and we therefore see it at a good discount all the time in the UK.
    Fingers crossed anyway.
    @MattsWhat
    good points there. :)
    one question,
    ware on earth are you seeing #60095 still at 50% off?
    i seen it at the 20% and some time 25% off but not 50% off.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,945
    Wonder who knows what the 'LM' stands for in the heart are the easter chicken suit guy set... LegoMAn? LegoMovie? Or two names?


  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    That looks like a duck carved next to it- is it a reference to the original LEGO duck?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,852
    That looks more like a Lego chick #40031.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,007
    Would it work to put 10 2x2 rounds on top of a 2x2?

    -

    Got a BL order last night. I built the used set ASAP to confirm it was complete and in great shape, even though I had just started another set. Also put some parts I ordered in the models I intended them for.
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    that ghostrider motorcycle looks awesome
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    brumey said:
    that ghostrider motorcycle looks awesome
    what?
    ware?
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited March 2016
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickjournal/24371282183/
    here. NYTF

    whats the story behind the zombie skateboarder?
    http://www.theminifigurestore.co.uk/shop/zombie-skateboarder-limited-edition-minifigure/              
    polybag, which set, toyfair giveaway ?
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,103
    ^ The Zombie Skateboarder was a free fig. in the DK Book - I Love That Minifigure.
    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited March 2016
    Happy belated Birthday @Speedman29

    It was mine also on the 1st. 

    Ive finally got round to spending my birthday money this morning and decided to get the #75105.

    This will be my first Falcon. Cant wait!
    Jennibandit778kiki180703
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