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it's not like this was some new or unusual occurrence. Every limited/exclusive/freebie release LEGO set ends up on eBay immediately. All of them. It seems impossible to believe that LEGO is bothered by THIS ONE and not the dozens of others that occur every year. But they certainly wouldn't be above using that as a convenient scapegoat/excuse as to why they aren't brining a popular concept back
2010 Celebration - SW Cubedudes set
2012 Celebration - Slave 1 set
2015 Celebration - Lars Homestead set
2016 Celebration - some posters
2017 Celebration - Detention block set
2014 May 4th - Revan Poly
2015 May 4th - Yularan Poly
2016 May 4th - Asteroid escape set
2017 May 4th - R2 Poly
maybe be the only reason there was as Exclusive May 4th set last year was because it wasn't ready for Celebration? - might also explain why dodgy posters were the exclusive for Celebration last year?
Certainly Im no expert on exclusive sets (as the obvious gaps probably show) but as I said... Just spitballing.
It would have made more sense to hold off on the Asteroid Escape Set for SW 40th though.
My comment was based on memory of the massive amount of bitching that there wasn't an exclusive Celebration set last year. Then the Space Slug set appeared a fortnight later as a May 4th store exclusive for invited LUG members? (Which I found weird at the time). Now that you've posted about the First Order Stormtrooper Poly... Wasn't there a whole pile of bitching about that as well based on its LACK of exclusivity? Now I'm wondering EVEN MORE if the Space Slug wasn't originally supposed to be the Celebration set that was repurposed for the giveaway? Did Celebration 11, 13 & 14 have exclusives?
Here is the word from LEGO:
Hi All! The Space Slug was certainly an awesome exclusive VIP event and I was so thankful that LBR ran a promotion for the community like this. Unfortunately for this year's May the 4th there will be no exclusive VIP event for fans. The current promotion for all consumers in the US that will be running from May 4-7th is Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items as well as access to select sale items.
You got me there! smdh lol
Force Awakens, Rebels and Rogue One it is!
"Here is the word from LEGO:
Hi All! The Space Slug was certainly an awesome exclusive VIP event and I was so thankful that LBR ran a promotion for the community like this. Unfortunately for this year's May the 4th there will be no exclusive VIP event for fans. The current promotion for all consumers in the US that will be running from May 4-7th is Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items as well as access to select sale items."
Are we getting the same promo as Europe then?
Step 1) Attempt to log on to [email protected] at 12:01 AM EST
Step 2) Refresh browser, site didn't load properly
Step 3) Curse
Step 4) Return to Step 2 and repeat 10-50 times before giving up. Add a few extra Step 3's.
Step 5) Check Brickset or other fan sites to see what great deals everyone but you is getting. (Return to Step 3 as needed)
Step 6) Refresh browser one more time. You finally connected! Congrats! Now you can see all the Out Of Stock items that were on sale for great prices you can no longer get. (Repeat Step 3 again)
I'd prefer to sleep if it's not at 12 AM.
This doesn't give any new details, but I thought it was worth sharing.
I don't know - LEGO likely needs to unload more TIEs and Hoths. That ain't happening at full price.
R2 poly & double VIP add to the cart, but no sales yet...
Snowspeeder is also showing on the home page.
Just put my order through no problems. Bought the Rebel Combat Frigate. On sale for $87.99. Good deal.
Problem is, I want to go to the Lego store here in Michigan tomorrow morning to buy it so I have it for this weekend, but I don't want them to not have it.