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Exactly the same here ... I have a lot of big sets to catch up on and usually grab the small sets for the freebies I want. Does anyone know when the next double points action is? October? Do we get Black Friday offers here in Germany?
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Excellent choice. I have the Big Ben (as you can see, with the 'the'). I've heard the one without the 'the' is the better set.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :-) The 'the' posts were some of the most entertaining in this whole 616 page thread.
And speaking of, what's with Technic having 3 flagship-level items in one year?
From a resale standpoint, I can see the Porsche and the Excavator doing really well too (unless they're out forever).
I just keep imagining having two Excavators and building one of these:
Sydney Opera House is an exclusive right? Since I've come out of my dark age, this is the first time I've seen an exclusive clearanced like this in Canada. I'm going to take this to mean the Opera House is finally on its way out. Don't know if others have seen something similiar.
@Pitfall69 set me straight. Considering this set is akin to the Tower Bridge, this may just be Wal-Mart clearing out an excess of stock.
And it is an 'exclusive', so who knows how long it will stay available through [email protected]
Brickset "Notes" field for #76060 listing says "[US] Target Exclusive".
That being said, I don't recall the retail exclusive sets being truly exclusive to those stores. They can usually be found at the LEGO Stores. The only set I can think of that was truly exclusive was the Toys R Us Truck set #7848.
Tanker Truck Takedown #76067 is supposedly a TRU exclusive, but I think I've seen that at the LEGO Store.
(Speaking of which - if someone has the two raptors from that set - I'd be happy to trade!)
My understanding through the retail channel is that every set available in the catalog at the major retailers is available at the Lego Retail Store. This doesn't apply to seasonal/exclusive sets like the TRU Bricktober sets, or the Target Cube. So take that for what it is worth. Addtionally, the Retail Stores generally do not carry the full catalog of polybags, as they are not available through [email protected] And rarely do Target, TRU and Wal-Mart carry similar polybags in the same region/market.
Seems like a strange way to offer a $30 Super Heroes set.
I appreciate the clarification!
That depends on where you are in the world, from reading through this thread, #76039 seemed to sell out a lot quicker in the U.S. than it did in the U.K.
THEY ARE SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES
fortrex for 70€
misfortune keep for 75€
i lost overview. must have pushed like 20 the last 14 days!
I know retailer exclusives have been available at Lego stores in the past. I'd be surprised if that fact has changed.
murica an super heroes!
we in europe dont like EDM or huge ass festivals.
we like the DUB and the stoner rock!
jungle, psy, goa, tek is also a thing here!
aaaand DnB for the london fabric kiddies!
does america even have a soundsystem scene like europe does ? munich alone has 13 DUB-ONLY soundsystems! not counting soca/dancehall crap!
This change doesn't really surprise me because I know LEGO Brand Retail has a testy relationship with other stores. This is part of why the VIP program exists, and why deals on new or recent sets at LEGO stores tend to involve gifts-with-purchase rather than actual markdowns. If stores like Toys 'R' Us or Target felt like LEGO was undercutting their prices, it could jeopardize the LEGO Group's relationship with them. It doesn't surprise me that stores that have an exclusive agreement to stock certain sets in the United States don't take kindly to having to compete with LEGO for buyers.
Online sales seem to follow separate rules, same as how D2C/LEGO exclusive sets are available on the Target and Toys 'R' Us websites. So LEGO.com is still an option if you'd rather buy direct from LEGO.