Please use our links: LEGO.com • Amazon
Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
I also bought some non-SW sets last week:
Interesting how many people count the points being used as discount to a set; I myself calculate 5% (or 10%) discount on the set I'm earning the points with :)
(My Excel sheets don't condone using the same points twice :D)
2 weeks ago I bought the entire Ninjago Movie line.. Ugh Lego.
If I choose to no longer buy from LEGO stores tomorrow, the points are useless. If the VIP program is ended, the points are useless. An additional purchase is effectively necessary to benefit from the points collected. In that respect, the VIP points system is more restrictive than a rebate. You jump through the hoops, you get your rebate - no further purchase necessary.
It's also all to easy to count the points twice. The psychology behind that happening as well as other characteristics of the VIP program such as giving a relatively large number of points ("You get 300 points" instead of "You get 15 points and each is worth a $/£/€) are quite interesting.
Being able to reconstitute the original purchaser's less-than-stellar buying experience is interesting. It showcases two issues with the shipping process Amazon is not able to address: returns not being vetted properly and shipping items in boxes not designed for shipping. It's consistent with experiences I had with Amazon. Then there's the address info still on the box. Troubling to say the least.
#21019 Architecture The Eiffel Tower RRP £29.99 Payed £17.99
#21033 Architecture Chicago RRP £44.99 Payed £28.99
had been looking at Chicago for days. and days. but could not quite go for it.
however Eiffel Tower at that price is a have to buy and as i picked to get it with by Prime Now for same day delivery, i had to brake that pain in the ass £20 minimum Prime Now Spend. and Chicago, was the only set in stock that i had real interest in and felt like a good buy at that price.
could have picked United States Capitol Building but. at 22% off the saving is not quite right for me. (and i have No ware to display it. with out putting away some of set's on display right now.) anyhow Chicago was the next best discounted set i had any form of interest in and i did not own at this point.
@blogzilly as @Kerre said, i know going into it, when i placed the order that there was good odd's the Box was going to be Just this side of Scrap. as it turned out the box it self was still box shaped, shore no self respecting shop would sell it at full price. (even with out the shipping label's on it.) but a 5% to 10% off would have accounted for that in a shop. yes i keep the box's but i don't Display the Box's. if at some point i sell some set's, (heven forbid that evil idea) i well get a little more for a set if i have the Box to go with it. in this case i get a little less for the not 100% box. but then again, this set has a dragon in it. i more or less have to be selling all most all my lego set's for the set's with a dragon in it to be up for sale.
i put together a trade for a bunch of cool stuff, but my trade partner is still sending me stuff. When I get it all I'll put that in a single post too, but one thing that was neat was the original Falcon. Very...quaint.
So, here are some of those summer buys.
The Angler Attack box got beat up from bad packaging by Seller. This Seller was so cool she agreed to compensate me on my quest to replace box. I've built the 2 Astromechs, Statue of Liberty...essentially all the poly bags except the Nexo Knights. Built the Piggy Bank but as a rat or something.
Really looking forward to building some of these sets, but only just got back into building after 3 months off. Still trying to find time. My son gets really upset when I'm doing it (an Autism...I dunno what I'd call it, a quirk...I think part of it is that he so badly wants to build with me and can't and it frustrates him to escalation...a theory growing on me since when I play with Duplo with him he rather enjoys it).
But since he reacts this way, I have to limit where I spread out.
Pardon me if any of these pics were previously shown. Looked back and didn't see them. Have a small trickle of pieces I have not shot yet though.
Oh and sorry about Muppet Action figure shot. I got those too and kinda liked the third DST series!
Thanks for reading...!
What's been the one set you've bought in the last 3 months that you are most excited to build and haven't yet!
My most favourite unbuilt set bought in the last three months is a toss up between the Saturn V #21309 and the Technic Porsche #42056 , although I've also lost my Ford GT set #75881 somewhere which I'm itching to build.
Big sets are really hard to get going on... as evidenced by my recent posts in "What are you building right now?"
Ooooo...Saturn rocket is still on my Wish List. So many...I am almost afraid to calculate what I spend on LEGO annually. Well, my car is 13 years old. So I have no car payment...that's a very nice thing.
Are their any LEGO builds that aren't repetitive? :)
#21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V with 100 VIP points used. (£5 off) £104.99
yes there may be a bonus VIP coming. any day now. with it being backholday and Force Friday soon. but i am not going to risk missing out on getting a copy of this set. i been waiting for months now. this will be Mine!
One of the employees informed me they had 2x2 light gray tiles earlier this year on the PAB wall... but that someone bought all of them. Three cases worth!
So... I don't know which one of you vultures is to blame - but congrats for getting there before I could buy them all.
i shore as hell don't like it.
I finally ordered the Saturn V! I can't believe I'm actually going to get it. :)
i was starting to fear i would never have one.
now for the long wait.
The link above should take you to the website to buy it direct for $249.99.
I did buy three (or seven) large PaB cups of the 2x2 tan tiles at the Disney Springs LEGO Store. It's not banana nut, but it ain't quite the super-tasty dark gray 2x2 tile, either...
The pick-a-model at the Lego House shop contains at trans-lightblue 1x1 round plate. You can guess what that means though... I've seen people filling multiple large cups with just those.
night @SeanTheCollector it's been a busy lego day.
but my dad just asked me to "help him." (read: do it all for him.) to buy a new pc. asked him for a budget, looked for desktop pc's sold by amazon made by the selected pc maker. under the max price point. then looked for the best Deal VS PC gaming Power.
then picked one out for him. and got next day before 1pm shipping. it will give me time to "work on the dam thing tomorrow afternoon." (read: install his games for him.)
and to think for what he payed for that pc. i could buy #75192 Millennium Falcon and
#75190 First Order Star Destroyer and still have money to spend left over..... ah well i get to "play with a new pc...." (read: spend hours setting the dam thing up.)
I just really love the Resistance's aesthetic...