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it is way down on the list. as i have other set's like Palace Cinema, and more copy's of Pet Shop to get 1st :). before they are no longer for sale.
but i know that Brick and pieces dont.
75060 Slave 1
75095 TIE Fighter
76042 SHIELD Helicarrier
still subject to change.
10218: Pet Shop
10232: Palace Cinema
10243: Parisian Restaurant
10246: Detective's Office
10251: Brick Bank
Of course, the real difficulty will be saving it unopened for a special occasion a few months down the road...
like the new profile pic. If you had that at the beginning it would have made the whole cat wrangler name conversation easier. I really want your cat to be called humanwrangler, but it probably isn't.
Anyway - are you 100% we are getting one for the same dates in the UK then? I have only heard conjecture so far.
PAB purchases do count towards VIP points.
Oh dear; I'm afraid I'd understood earlier posts I'd seen to mean that the UK was getting the same dates... it's going to be a tense four days!
i have looked in to this and i could find no time when USA have 2x VIP and we did not do if we dont get it it will be the 1st time from what i can tell.
so i will wait until monday and if no 2x vip i phone lego and rant at them to find out why the hell no 2x vip.
however all sings point to yes on vip as the old VIP bonus on the 2 set's ends on monday. so it a wait and see.
but travel to a Lego store is not a option for me.
no one who i can Nag to drive me to a Lego Store.
travel by Buss or Train. is a bad idea as i am planning quite a Big shop.
not as big as it was going to be, but still Big.
just hope that the set's i have planned to buy around the 18th are still in stock on the webpage by that time.
just have to wait for the webpage to get updated
btw 1st set of orders placed here.
2x points show in bag and at checkout
This is a big deal for me in Canada, because the modulars and higher ticket items never go on sale.
However, for this one it is double VIP plus the Bunny Guy box on a £15 spend, plus the Olaf poly if you buy a Princess set. So it wouldn't surprise me if they have a run on the cheaper Princess sets, although at RRP they are awful value for a molded animal and a few parts.
but that was a long time ago. so i no longer have any ideas on that.
my self i don't think i can wait for that. after all TRU may go OOS on it before a good offer comes along.
did get £20 off a pet shop set from Smyths in the new year sales.
but i view this type of set as set's that i will happy pay full price for. the 2X VIP is just a bonus.
other set's that are sold but lot's of shops i will wait for. i have had from 15% to 50% saving on set's i got in the past 2 months.
there is almost a art form in getting lego set for a good price,
you need to be on the ball. every day of the week. you never know when you get that killer deal. i try to keep money in the bank for killer deals. but for the next months. it just not going to be there in my account to spend. oh well i going to have lot of Mocs to build.
So double points will suit some people, either because of the timing or because of their personal circumstances or because of the freebies, but for many people it's a non-event. That means that stock levels don't tend to plummet to zero ten minutes after the offer starts, or even three weeks later.
Unless you're talking about the small sets, most exclusives don't stay that way any more. I think, currently, only the Firehouse and Batcave are actually listed as "exclusive". I wandered into a TRU (not something I do very often, admittedly) this morning and was frankly surprised at what they had - several different modulars, Tower Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Ferris Wheel, both Simpson's sets, Helicarrier (on offer as it happens). A few years ago, you wouldn't have found any of them on the High Street, and certainly not together, and yes, you'll have to wait for some of the latest sets to be available. Smyths usually have modulars, with some stores still claiming to have stocks of the Tumbler.
Some starting points to consider. For the last few years, Smyths have had 20% off everything pre-Christmas, and Argos have done 3 for 2. It's also worth looking around this site a bit more thoroughly, including the Members Only section. It's also worth looking in the Amazon price comparator here to see what other European Amazons are doing, seeing as they are often effectively price-matching somebody else in their local territories.
The emphasis on the UK is simply that, in other parts of the world, reductions can be more limited, so a double points offer is a better deal.
if you remove the walk in to a shop part of that then it become harder to find some set's
TRU list the 2 most oldest modulars. (modulars are what i am working on at this time.)
so for me as i have said i happy with the modulars. at [email protected] prices.
i may end up picking more up later. who knows. with my modulars i will be building more up then sideways.
for me i think my motto when it come to modulars will be, if you going to buy 1. better buy 2 more of that modular.
Don't believe all that you read online! I think I saw Pet Shop, Palace Cinema, Parisian Restaurant and Detective's Office this morning. There were certainly three, if not all four.
In any case, history suggests that all will eventually be available there - and in Smyths with a 20% discount before Christmas.
I'm always surprised that Argos and Tesco stock Architecture, but not the modulars or the larger, more adult-oriented Creator sets; otherwise they'd have all of my Lego custom, given that one has regular 10% voucher offers on £50 and £100 spends, and the other has Tesco Direct and Clubcard Boost.
I think on balance I'll be happiest getting the Palace Cinema from [email protected] now - it's very true that I could wait for a good TRU offer to come along, but find it out of stock on their website...