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2017 Modular Building - "Celebrating Modular Buildings' 10th Anniversary!"

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  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Lego's pricing structure is just playing the game we all play.   At any given time, trying to get the most from those  willing to pay it, while still trying to appeal to a general public...ie: all the 20% off sales....

    We all price match B&M stores with online retailers, why not have higher day one pricing in stores or raise the price for the more popular items.  Kinda makes you wonder now, is day one the best price or will it go up?   or maybe down?   Ahhh, the game of business!! :)
  • historicalhistorical Member Posts: 20
    Just curious if anyone knows if this set will be available for a couple years, or if it is a 1 year exclusive set. The 5 year mini-modular sets were released during my "dark ages" so don't remember how long those were available for an extended period or not.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    There's no guarantees with anything, but it's likely that it'll be around for at least 2 or 3 years. Probably more if it proves to be a consistently good seller.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    LEGO decided last week that all pricing in the UK will go up approximately 5% across the board effective January 1st. 
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    Ma1234 said:
    LEGO decided last week that all pricing in the UK will go up approximately 5% across the board effective January 1st. 
    Source?
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    edited December 2016
    Ma1234 said:
    LEGO decided last week that all pricing in the UK will go up approximately 5% across the board effective January 1st. 
    Source?
    There was a letter from Lego to, I'm guessing, UK retailers notifying them of price changes due to the BP's loss in value.

    This is it: http://imgur.com/dwwNaKz
    @spicypig posted it in this thread: http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/23988/any-thoughts-on-brexits-impact-on-lego-sales#latest


  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,136
    #10255 Assembly Square seems to have disappeared from [email protected] What's the betting that it reappears nearer the release date with a higher price tag?

    It was £169.99, then increased to £179.99... £189.99 next?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    #10255 Assembly Square seems to have disappeared from [email protected] What's the betting that it reappears nearer the release date with a higher price tag?

    It was £169.99, then increased to £179.99... £189.99 next?
    It's disappeared from other European [email protected] sites like the German one as well — would they really do that just to change the price in one country? Maybe they would, but it seems weird to me.

    Really, the whole "coming soon" category on [email protected] has been having some weird inconsistencies lately. For a while there were over 150 sets "coming soon" on all the European versions of the site but just one (Assembly Square) on the North American versions. Now only six sets are showing as "coming soon" on European versions of the site.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    What about a Lego store modular?
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,824
    So... 12.45 pence added to the cost of a CMF, in theory. In practice, £2.62 (assuming they'd round up to 13p) is just a really weird price point, and I could picture them going up to £2.99, particularly given the appeal of the Batman Movie series. :/ 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    Jola said:
    Recce said:
    AllBrick said:
    Definitely some sort of weapon head or something. Having a quick scan........... Now...... Edit: This?......http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=16770#T=C
    Thanks! Looks like you're right, no green colour yet. Though after checking my collection I seem to have lots of the Trans-blue one.
    Or tiger claws in #70222-1

    Also in blue for the Sonic Dimensions Pack.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880

    the modular will be £170
    catwranglerJudgeChucklegomentalkiki180703Adzbadboykbenjes
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,136
    ^That's interesting... So it's going back to the original price of £169.99 in the UK?

    Curiouser and curiouser...
    MattDawsonkiki180703Legoboy
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    Wish TLG would announce a price reduction for Australia, $399.99 is going to hurt a bit considering there are still several other big ticket sets we still have to get & if the prices for the 2016 SDCC Marvel exclusives were any indication, the 2017 prices won't be fun.
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,044
    It seems that they also messed up on the Canadian [email protected] website. It says $339.99 instead of $329.99.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Cool set, but too much money
    legomentalkiki180703
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    edited December 2016
    @kiki180703 Or was the Lego Twitter user wrong. $340 is a bit much, even though there are twice as many pieces, it's still 1.5 modular buildings. 

    Side note, the 1.5 building thing has really been confusing me, how would one fit it into their city without creating a half modular building to fill the gap.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    ^We just have to wait 10 more years for the 20th anniversary modular to get the next 1.5 building. That or another one like the pet shop.
    MattDawsonlegomentalbobabrickssid3windrkiki180703
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    of note:
    Set   Price  Pieces  Price per piece
    PS  $150    2032    .073
    PR  $160    2469    .064
    TH  $200   2766    .072
    AS  $280    4002    .069

    Lego is keeping the price pretty steady at seven cents a piece on Modulars.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAkiki180703catwrangler77ncaachampsMooreFXmustang69Pitfall69
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,136
    Is it not a little odd that Assembly Square still has not reappeared on the [email protected] site, when its release is only a week and a bit away?

    Does anyone know what's going on?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
    We just have to wait until we strike lucky over the next 2 weeks and one of the different interns they rotate on a daily basis to run the website is
    1. actually aware of the imminent release of Assembly Square
    2. has the technical knowledge to add the set to the site
    3. feels like doing so
    Yes, I'm less than impressed with TLG's website. Can you tell? ;)
    Bumblepantssid3windrJudgeChuckVorpalRyucatwrangler
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
    Fortunately their CS department is ace :)
    sid3windrJudgeChuckkiki180703
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,136
    ^ ^^ ^^^ Agreed on all points raised! :-)

    Ah well, Patience is a Virtue, etc... ;-)
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,381
    that could be worse. that could be a newspapers website...
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    edited December 2016
    Will there be any related freebies this year - like the #40140 Flower Cart with #10246 the Detective's Office?
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 275
    Really looking forward to this set, and will pick up two copies.
    It's just so scrumptious!
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    I'm not reading the reviews until I've built it - there are bound to be spoilers.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    I'm not reading the reviews until I've built it - there are bound to be spoilers.
    This site's attitude towards "spoilers" confuses me sometimes. Some of the other LEGO sites I use, like Eurobricks and BZPower, have actual spoiler tags as an option for posts, and/or clear-cut spoiler policies. These are generally for actual story spoilers like what happened in the latest Star Wars movie or a Ninjago episode that still has yet to air in some places.

    Brickset forums, as far as I've been able to tell, have no spoiler tags and no spoiler policy, and yet I see way more concern about preserving surprises that aren't connected with any type of story or narrative.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,824
    Aanchir said:
    I'm not reading the reviews until I've built it - there are bound to be spoilers.
    This site's attitude towards "spoilers" confuses me sometimes. Some of the other LEGO sites I use, like Eurobricks and BZPower, have actual spoiler tags as an option for posts, and/or clear-cut spoiler policies. These are generally for actual story spoilers like what happened in the latest Star Wars movie or a Ninjago episode that still has yet to air in some places.

    Brickset forums, as far as I've been able to tell, have no spoiler tags and no spoiler policy, and yet I see way more concern about preserving surprises that aren't connected with any type of story or narrative.
    I think that's the internet in general, though - in the last few years I've had the impression that people consider almost anything a spoiler, including casting (now, if it was Sean Bean, I could see how that would constitute a plot spoiler ;)), just the fact a character appears in a film, etc.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    I find the building process to be a spoiler however it's also what get's me excited to purchase the product. Therefore I have a quick peek and just scroll down.
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    catwrangler said:

    I think that's the internet in general, though - in the last few years I've had the impression that people consider almost anything a spoiler, including casting (now, if it was Sean Bean, I could see how that would constitute a plot spoiler ;)), just the fact a character appears in a film, etc.
    Popular internet myth, Sean Bean has only died in approximately 34% of the films/tv shows he's been in, John Hurt has a high percentage & more character roles that died. So not as much as a spoiler as you'd think.
    catwrangler
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    Anyone know when the Brickset review will be published?
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Can I get an explanation as to what would be considered a LEGO set spoiler??

    Don't get me wrong, I am frustrated at the fact that so many websites and users in Twitter and Instagram have been posting spoilers and even footage of Rogue One, but still...

    On the other hand, I hope there is a freebie with this one, since I'm planning on getting it when it's released. 
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    I wonder if Brickset are going to publish their review on Christmas Day?
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    I saw some place say the balance of 2017 sets will will be available in the US on 12/26...while most places say 1/1/17. Does anyone have a confirmation of what date?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    Jody said:
    I saw some place say the balance of 2017 sets will will be available in the US on 12/26...while most places say 1/1/17. Does anyone have a confirmation of what date?
    The US version of shop.LEGO.com seems to list their "coming soon" sets (including Assembly Square) as January 1st releases. It's possible they may become available in LEGO stores before they become available online. If so that could explain the discrepancy in what you've heard.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Aanchir said:
    Brickset forums, as far as I've been able to tell, have no spoiler tags and no spoiler policy, and yet I see way more concern about preserving surprises that aren't connected with any type of story or narrative.
    Not sure about the policy, but
    they do have spoiler tags.


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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    ricecake said:
    Aanchir said:
    Brickset forums, as far as I've been able to tell, have no spoiler tags and no spoiler policy, and yet I see way more concern about preserving surprises that aren't connected with any type of story or narrative.
    Not sure about the policy, but
    they do have spoiler tags.
    Oh, alright, cool! I didn't realize that. I was about to ask if there was a way to use them without switching into HTML view, but then I found it myself.

    Thanks for pointing this out. It will make it much easier to discuss things like new movies and TV episodes without worrying so much about what other people have or haven't seen.
    ricecakekiki180703ClutchPower
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,282
    @Adzbadboy - I am hoping to publish the review tomorrow afternoon. It was planned for yesterday but a university matter has come up so that has been my focus over the last couple of days.
    tallblocktoo
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    Thanks @CapnRex101 for the update :)
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 494
    Good luck with the univeristy matter, whatever it may be, CapnRex!
    LyichirCapnRex101SumoLegokiki180703Adzbadboy
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,282
    edited December 2016
    @sklamb - Thanks. I was asked to adapt a Classics essay for publication in a journal but given relatively short notice, hence everything else has been put on hold for a few days.

    Anyway, I will soon be back to reviews, including one on Assembly Square.
    SumoLegokiki180703catwranglerSithLord196GothamConstructionCoMooreFXAdzbadboy
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,555
    @sklamb - Thanks. I was asked to adapt a Classics essay for publication in a journal but given relatively short notice, hence everything else has been put on hold for a few days.
    Hmmm... I suppose there may be a practical application to a degree in Classical Civilization.
  • legobigblokelegobigbloke UKMember Posts: 47
    edited December 2016
    Sorry mis-post. How can I delete this?
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    Loving the new parts, all of them except one. 

    Can anyone guess which one it is?
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,157
    When I look at this set, I still feel like the proportions of the buildings are kind of awkward. Perhaps seeing it in the flesh will change my mind. 

    I still need to get the Brick Bank from last year. 
    josekalel
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    edited December 2016
    I was about to make a post saying that the layout of the buildings was a bit awkward, but @SithLord196 beat me to it...

    I am still trying to figure out whether or not I should use the 16x32 for the cafe/music store/dance studio only, or building it on a 32x32 by itself (long side to the back) so that the 'plaza' is a lot larger. What do you guys think?
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