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71040 Cinderella's Castle

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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    #71040 is live on shop at home for vip members.
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily God's Own County, UKMember Posts: 656
    Oh no that's me skint for the rest of the month then
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,422
    Yes indeed it is now available. Here are links to it:

    USA ($350)| UK (£290) | Canada ($400) | Germany (€350) | France (€350)
    SMCkiki180703MooreFXthedingman5
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 472
    Huw said:
    Yes indeed it is now available. Here are links to it:

    USA ($350)| UK (£290) | Canada ($400) | Germany (€350) | France (€350)
    Arh sorry too late... Didn't think to use the Brickset link. Just wanted to get the order in.. 

    Can you have a deal a different way with Lego to receive a small commission? i.e. Link our VIP card number to Brickset, thus all orders are linked, and thus Brickset doesn't miss out?

    i know there needs to be some work done by Lego for this to happen, but long term it will help all parties..
  • ToddMyersToddMyers Cincinnati, OHMember Posts: 403

    I actually asked a LEGO Store manager if I could help them build the display sets and she said to drop by any time. I haven't tested it out but her reply seemed genuine lolz
    I would have to fight some of the employees at my local store to be able to build the display models.  Many of the employees I know consider this a perk of being an employee, and they would not be happy if the manager let me swoop in and build it instead.
    dougts77ncaachamps
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,422
    ^^ That'd be nice, wouldn't it, but unfortunately I can't see LEGO wanting to give more money away :-)
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Saw on Reddit that it was available in store at a Lego store at Europe, but they didn't say which one. 
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Saw on Reddit that it was available in store at a Lego store at Europe, but they didn't say which one. 
    It's supposed to be available in-store to VIPs from today. It's the "Early Access" set shown on the store calendar.
  • inklingbricksinklingbricks Member Posts: 80
    Just bought it at the Metrocentre (UK), now to rush home to build it!
    MooreFXstlux
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    flord said:
    I have a feeling the castle is going to around for years. They are going to milk that sucker for all it is worth.
    yea.  MILK IT!
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,300
    I got mine at Arrowhead mall in Phoenix. There were 4 people ahead of me at 9 am. They only had 16. One of the employees was taking names and how many you wanted ( limit 2). Then I saw the employee put hold tags on each of the sets. They ran out, 3 people behind us. Felt bad for anyone hoping to walk in at 10 trying to get one. 
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  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 392
    I stopped by the Park Meadows mall store at lunch and they had 5 that I could see (2 on the shelf and 3 behind the counter). The one they had set up looked really good. Cant wait to pick it up :)  Definitely need to get a little turn table so that its easy to look at the front and back.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,128
    Fireheart said:
    Huw said:
    Yes indeed it is now available. Here are links to it:

    USA ($350)| UK (£290) | Canada ($400) | Germany (€350) | France (€350)
    Arh sorry too late... Didn't think to use the Brickset link. Just wanted to get the order in.. 

    Can you have a deal a different way with Lego to receive a small commission? i.e. Link our VIP card number to Brickset, thus all orders are linked, and thus Brickset doesn't miss out?

    i know there needs to be some work done by Lego for this to happen, but long term it will help all parties..
    while that would be great for fansites, LEGO is negatively incentivized to spend money to develop systems which would end up costing them more by way of affiliate payments.  We should be lucky they continue to even pay affiliates in any case - they could easily just cut that program like they have so many others.
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited August 2016
    Maybe, but then again, it would add yet another leverage point that Lego could potentially use to suppress information.  "Yeah, you know, we're not a fan of all that negative speculation of #75159.  Could you delete that thread?  Thanks"
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  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158
    ^ and there it is.  TLG are pros at this.
  • MooreFXMooreFX CaliforniaMember Posts: 72
    I ordered one from Lego this morning.  I waited up until midnight and no link, got up slightly before 3AM and waited until Hawaii hit midnight, still no link.  I ordered one at 6AM.  I am so sorry not to see the link on this forum.  I was refreshing in my frustration and keeping tabs on Reddit. Congrats to everyone who was able to get to a store this morning and pick one up.  
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 89
    ToddMyers said:

    I actually asked a LEGO Store manager if I could help them build the display sets and she said to drop by any time. I haven't tested it out but her reply seemed genuine lolz
    I would have to fight some of the employees at my local store to be able to build the display models.  Many of the employees I know consider this a perk of being an employee, and they would not be happy if the manager let me swoop in and build it instead.
    An acquaintance who works for LEGO told be they often take sets home to build for retailers' displays and sometimes get to keep them after the retailers are done displaying. Surprisingly, it was mentioned more as a burden than as a perk. Even asked if I would like to do it (and possibly keep some sets afterwards).
    catwranglerkiki180703Pumpkin_3CK5LEGO_Dad77MooreFX
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,752
    The curse of the hobby becoming the job, maybe. That, and I wonder if some people get into working in Lego shops as part of a retail career trajectory/interest in general toy retail rather than out of a particular interest in the bricks themselves... 
    Pumpkin_3CK5
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    preuss said:
    An acquaintance who works for LEGO told be they often take sets home to build for retailers' displays and sometimes get to keep them after the retailers are done displaying. Surprisingly, it was mentioned more as a burden than as a perk. Even asked if I would like to do it (and possibly keep some sets afterwards).
     The manager said something along those lines, and that they weren't allowed to anymore or it got in the way with family time/other chores and what not. I can't remember exactly, but she made it seem like it was getting a bit bothersome lol.

    The curse of the hobby becoming the job, maybe. That, and I wonder if some people get into working in Lego shops as part of a retail career trajectory/interest in general toy retail rather than out of a particular interest in the bricks themselves... 

     The ones I encountered at the store I frequent seems to just be working there cause it's work haha. Maybe two or three employees I've talked to seemed to really be into LEGO.

    catwrangler
  • bwsimmonsbwsimmons Calgary, AB, CanadaMember Posts: 1
    When I got to my local store, they still had lots left (I counted 10 out front). They were prepped for a load of people, with little hold tags and the like. This was about 30 minutes after the shop opened. Already cracked the box and started the first portion of the build!
    DeeC2_Joshkiki180703MooreFXsnowhitie
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,128
    edited August 2016

     The manager said something along those lines, and that they weren't allowed to anymore 
    this is true (at least in North America).  At LEGO brand stores, the policy always used to be that employees who take home and build the displays would get to keep them once they were done being displayed.  Unfortunately for them, this policy was discontinued right around the time the grab bags went away, and the pieces from those displays now get dumped together with the pieces from open returns, (very) damaged boxes, etc, and get shipped back to Enfield and eventually (I believe) become LUG support brick.
    DeeC2_Joshkiki180703davetheoxygenmancatwrangler
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    I'm tied up between gettin this, the porchse or the Death Star, obviously I'll need to see DS pics before I make a decision...
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 901
    I just watched the review of this set on The Brick show (I`m not a fan of their review style but I couldn`t wait). I was surprised to see that the castle can be separated into three sections - a worry is that the large middle section could get knocked off or fall off during play or moving. Although removing the large middle section does allow access to the bottom and front of the castle. 

    I like all of the references to the various Disney movies, although The Brick Shows knowledge of this was pretty poor. May be their research department could do better next time..... ;-)

    I`m super excited to pick this set up soon - well when I get the funds!!! I really want to buy it now, but the wife is being the voice of reason - we really don`t have the money at the moment....yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah, woteva. I hate it when she`s right. 
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited August 2016
    I'm tied up between gettin this, the porchse or the Death Star, obviously I'll need to see DS pics before I make a decision...
    :)
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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    @TheLoneTensor I found some very nice hotels, but Hotels.com didn't help me choose which set I want... :/

    after what @BrickDancer posted over on "what are you building right now", I might get all four of the model cars instead as I haven't gotten any of them. I also just got a #10151 so...


    bandit778kiki180703TheLoneTensorBrickDancer
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 392
    Would someone with the set be able to tell me what the element ID is for the clock face on the front of the castle?
  • DeeC2_JoshDeeC2_Josh SoCal Member Posts: 64
    I am tempted to throw this on a credit card.. Hmm, when is the next double point weekend? At least then I wouldn't feel so bad.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    edited August 2016
    @TheLoneTensor I've seen the pictures, and I've already, owned, built and sold my #10188 . I'm Death Star satisfied for now.

    Right now, I'm swaying towards the four model cars. It also seems that #10151 is about the same scale as those sets.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    was able to pick up the last one at the local Lego Store,  that was around 12:00noon

    Plan to open it this Sat! Happy Building
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,623
    JangBricks Review:

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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    edited August 2016
    I'd love to see this staged with the Disney CMF's.  I thought he might do that at the end. 
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    Jangbricks brings up a technique used which he feels might possibly be an illegal build according to Lego.  Marcos Bessa the builder of the model has responded to him on his video review if anyone is interested. 
    catwrangler
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    I'm definitely looking forward to getting a whole Disney setup going. With the Disney Castle as centerpiece, CMF surrounding it, plus figs from all the other Disney theme sets (Toy Story, PotC, Lone Ranger, Prince of Persia). Then brick built characters staged around like Construct-a-Buzz Lightyear, Ultimate Cars (McQueen, Mater, Francesco). But will exclude Marvel Superheroes and Star Wars, which would be too overwhelming to include.
    tallblocktooMooreFXkiki180703Legoboy
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    Sadly, the Milwaukee store did not have a castle on display yet. I was looking forward to at least seeing it.
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 322
    ^^ You're right, it does look magnificent.  

    It would be a great if for a promo, they would give out a large poster of fireworks like in the pic.  It would make a good display look great.
    SamJkiki180703LEGO_Dad77Vortex
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 994
    This is a tough one me....finally a good looking set that that has the "complete" look, all connected, well planned out, and probably priced accordingly....but I just dont want to part with $350 for a  lego set that first, no one in my house wants to take the time to build, & second what to do with it when done.   But it is cool and very tempting.
    RidzDesign
  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 67
    It looks amazing, and I am very keen to get it althoigh it will only be able to be displayed temporarily in our house before being packed away for a while. I'm going to wait for double vip and first Christmas set giveaway. I'm just hoping it isn't 'out of stock' during that time... Anyway... for those that have built it, how difficult is it to move it once built?
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    looks fantastic!

    i also see the parts of this glorious set as a good parts pack.

    dark blu roof pieces
    awesome tan and bley brick wall
  • SheksSheks SurreyMember Posts: 2
    edited August 2016
    WhiteDove said:
    It looks amazing, and I am very keen to get it althoigh it will only be able to be displayed temporarily in our house before being packed away for a while. I'm going to wait for double vip and first Christmas set giveaway. I'm just hoping it isn't 'out of stock' during that time... Anyway... for those that have built it, how difficult is it to move it once built?
    Not moved it yet!  Plan on putting it on a bay window with a mirror behind it so we can see the interior.  It is very tall, so planning on doing a little dismantling but this should be straightforward as it kind of goes together in 3 large sections.  Will report back when done.  

    Also currently investigating lighting options so that a light glows through the windows.
    catwrangler
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    WhiteDove said:
    It looks amazing, and I am very keen to get it althoigh it will only be able to be displayed temporarily in our house before being packed away for a while. I'm going to wait for double vip and first Christmas set giveaway. I'm just hoping it isn't 'out of stock' during that time... Anyway... for those that have built it, how difficult is it to move it once built?
    Check out the jangbricks review on YouTube, he shows you can separate it into 3 sections for moving/storage.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    dthomp408 said:

    Both of mine just arrived!
    just one question.
    why did you get 2?
    not that getting 2 is bad. far from it. it's just I'd like to know why you got 2.
    are you planning to make a full castle and not one that is cut in half?
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,289
    dthomp408 said:

    Both of mine just arrived!

    But why though.. 
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,226
    Ideally two would be fab wouldn't it, so you could perhaps make it hinge open... getting just the one copy for me seems like a pipe dream though so I couldn't imagine getting two!
    catwrangler
  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 67
    WhiteDove said:
    Anyway... for those that have built it, how difficult is it to move it once built?
    Check out the jangbricks review on YouTube, he shows you can separate it into 3 sections for moving/storage.
    Thanks, will do. Just will have to wait until no kiddos around as I am trying to keep this one a secret so it can be a really big surprise on Christmas Day. Wish me luck!!! It's difficult to keep these things secret for long with only one ipad for the family to share and browser ad tracking everything!!

    Well I guess they wouldn't make it impossible to move would they, as a lot of people wouldn't be able to build it in situ.
    catwrangler
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    @WhiteDove You might know this already, but just in case: If you use private browsing in your browser for these type of "research", there should not be anything for the ad tracking feed from.
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