UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Guess I got screwed. Bought day one in store. Never got card or email. I bought day one in store. Called customer service and they had no record of me buying. I had to send in my receipt. Said they would reprint my card, but all promos will be good since it they would be tied to my account. Now today no email, and no double points when signed in online. Guess I have to make another call. Wonder what the runaround will be this time.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    For what it's worth, I purchased the UCS Falcon on Jan 8th and I am showing double VIP for Star Wars, so I guess they did extend the Black VIP card promo beyond 12/31/2017.
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    edited February 2018
    pharmjod said:
    For what it's worth, I purchased the UCS Falcon on Jan 8th and I am showing double VIP for Star Wars, so I guess they did extend the Black VIP card promo beyond 12/31/2017.
    If this is their big kickoff exclusive black card promotion and a sign of the excitement to come....you post Dec 31st buyers......congrats?

    I mean I don't mean to sound ungrateful but dang, this is how you kick things off?
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    So today's update. Awhile back the lego store lost my card.(never gave it back after I checked out, but they said I did.) According to the computer the store requested the new card.(100% positive I had to call for a new one) the computer showed two VIP numbers both of which are not on the card I've been using in store for years. They show my original number online. They think that the "new" number is the reason why I don't get the promos on line. They also said that the system showed the email for the promos was sent out. Checked my spam and junk but no record of it. They will try to have the VIP team update my number so it matches. They don't know why I was able to buy, but the promos don't work. Funny thing is the points online match my receipt and I'm able to get all non black promos for over two years.(both online and in store) They said it's too late to have a black card reprinted, but would try. They said hopefully they can get it straight by monday.

    So bottom line no black card for me, and no promos untill the system can be updated with my "new" number if possible. 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    No, I totally understand.
    Legoboy
  • LaurenceESLaurenceES Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 33
    The only set I was after was the Rathtar Escape which Amazon have reduced by £25.  So I cannot decide if I want to spend with Lego direct but get double points and the 60 years of Lego set (by adding Ahch-To for a new Rey and a extra Porg) or save money upfront and time using Amazon instead.  If double points was on Lego exclusives it might make it easier to decide.  But it's the 60 years set making the choice a conundrum not the black VIP promo.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 781
    NavyAsk said:
    I am clearly seeing a pattern here...

    January: 1x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    February: 2x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    March: 3x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    April: 4x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    May: 5x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    June: 6x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    July: 7x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    August: 8x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    September: 9x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    October: 10x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    November: 11x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    December: 12x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases

    Hmmm, this reminds me of something...



    (Alt text:  By the third trimester, there will be hundreds of babies inside of you.)
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  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    TLG need to sort out their email system(s). Yet again, I've received nothing about this.
    I got an email about Ship In A Bottle earlier today, so they are capable of sending me an email when they feel like it.
    The_RancorMr_Cross
  • MachONEMachONE USMember Posts: 37
    Got the email with the "exciting" offers. Underwhelmed to say the least.  I no longer have any expectations or hopes of anything particularly good tied to the Black VIP card.
    Mr_CrossmonkeyhangerFollowsClosely
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    NavyAsk said:
    I am clearly seeing a pattern here...

    March: 3x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    Prepare to be disappointed in March when you get some life-sized brick-built Chewbacca earwax instead of triple points.
    Fizyxstlux
  • LukeSkywalkerLukeSkywalker IrelandMember Posts: 231
    SumoLego said:
    NavyAsk said:
    I am clearly seeing a pattern here...

    March: 3x VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases
    Prepare to be disappointed in March when you get some life-sized brick-built Chewbacca earwax instead of triple points.
    I was excited by that prospect up until I reached the word earwax...
    FizyxSumoLegostluxMuftak1catwrangler
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71
    pharmjod said:
    For what it's worth, I purchased the UCS Falcon on Jan 8th and I am showing double VIP for Star Wars, so I guess they did extend the Black VIP card promo beyond 12/31/2017.
    I purchased mine on 9-22 and haven't received my black card but I did get the email today.  No double points for SW online for me:(
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71
    legoleppy said:
    pharmjod said:
    For what it's worth, I purchased the UCS Falcon on Jan 8th and I am showing double VIP for Star Wars, so I guess they did extend the Black VIP card promo beyond 12/31/2017.
    I purchased mine on 12-22 and haven't received my black card but I did get the email today.  No double points for SW online for me:(

  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Anyone know the email address that lego is using for vip promotions? Checked my spam and junk folders, and not there.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    I haven't received the card but got the email. It came from [email protected] I think all VIP emails come from that address.
    gmonkey76
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    edited February 2018
    ^Thanks. I get emails from there, but not about the black card. Customer service said it was sent. Guess I have something else for them to deal with whrn they get back to me.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 341
    I put stuff in my basket, but only shows normal amount of VIP points
    Mr_Hobbles
  • sonatine01sonatine01 Daventry, EnglandMember Posts: 502
    Can I ask if that's all the info on the black VIP deals so far as I haven't received an email either yet. 

    The black card seems to be more trouble than it's worth, I've already received mine in the wrong name after Lego changed my account name 3-4 times without my permission and now I'm waiting for a replacement card.

    No double VIP points showing up for me either, seems a mess.
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    Oh boy, access to a contest?  So I have to work for the rewards?  Ugh.
    gmonkey76omnium
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    Work for the chance to get a reward...
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    Yeah everyone go ahead and pass on the contest. I will enjoy my 1:1 odds of winning a platinum R2
    SumoLegoFizyxbandit778kezMr_CrossGoldchains
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    ...platinum...
    Pewter?  Or just dull metallic plastic?
    Mr_Cross
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 212
    colay said:
    I put stuff in my basket, but only shows normal amount of VIP points
    Same thing here, is anyone seeing 2X points in their cart?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    @exciter1 As per today's Brickset articleNote however that the VIP points will not show as x2 on the online product page, but they will be automatically multiplied when VIP points are applied to the specific VIP account.
    exciter1
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,876
    pharmjod said:
    For what it's worth, I purchased the UCS Falcon on Jan 8th and I am showing double VIP for Star Wars, so I guess they did extend the Black VIP card promo beyond 12/31/2017.
    As a follow up, the only reason mine was showing double VIP points was because I added the buildable Vader. I didn't realize that one was eligible for double VIP for everyone. So who knows if the promo was extended or not.
  • tcctcc Washington, DCMember Posts: 69
    Anyone seen double points applied to account for purchases? I made a purchase in store, and they certainly weren't "automatically" multiplied.
  • lee1980lee1980 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 34
    Got my card today finally! Uk bristol, bought MF on 11/12/17.
    TyresOFlaherty
  • nuttamastabuildanuttamastabuilda USAMember Posts: 53
    At least those who had the feeling at the back of their minds that they would be woefully disappointed with the black VIP card promos, can take comfort that they were right.

    Now, double points SW to qualify for the 60th Anniversary set, or wait to get 2 Year of the Dog sets?  hmmm
    Johnyk668
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    Got my black card! Day one purchase in store. Northeast US
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 276
    Bought BB8 (along with a whole bunch of other stuff) in the Leicester Square store today. Can confirm double points were showing up on my account within 5 mins. :)
    Fizyx
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    tcc said:
    Anyone seen double points applied to account for purchases? I made a purchase in store, and they certainly weren't "automatically" multiplied.
    Bought #75144 Snowspeeder today instore. 2x VIP was applied at the till.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    UCS Falcon now also in stock at Fun.be. RRP but plenty of availability (50+). Fun delivers to BE/NL/LU.

    We've seen a fair number of #75192 available at a handful of retailers in Europe recently. Stock seems to last longer than a couple of days too - John Lewis (UK) still has stock in the UK at the moment. 

    Lego store availability remains a rare occurrence still, both online and in stores. The Bluewater supervisor I spoke this week said it had been weeks since they received a shipment. Maybe LEGO decided to give retail priority for now.

    This means you can buy a UCS Falcon at RRP in these countries without too much effort. It also means people not "in the know" can get the set at normal price instead of inflated reseller prices. I've already seen reseller prices in the 1100 -1200 € range slashed to near-RRP. 

    After nearly 6 months, the market is cooling down a little bit. I'm confident we'll see the set regularly discounted in another 6 months.
    pharmjodstluxomnium
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 997
    The most interesting thing about this set is.....how and where are people displaying it?  After it is built....then what?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,468
    ryjay said:
    The most interesting thing about this set is.....how and where are people displaying it?  After it is built....then what?
    Tear down your Sydney Opera House to make room :)
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  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71
    tcc said:
    Anyone seen double points applied to account for purchases? I made a purchase in store, and they certainly weren't "automatically" multiplied.
    I spoke to someone at Lego yesterday and she said they’ll be credited when whatever you bought ships. She also said all US black cards will be delivered by the end of the month. 
  • ceniackceniack Oklahoma CityMember Posts: 25
    I finally got my black card today (was a day one purchase, never got the email about the back card being sent but did get the email for the promo).

    Also, I can confirm that when you use your card in store for the promo you don’t need to have the actual black card with you.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 341
    ceniack said:
    I finally got my black card today (was a day one purchase, never got the email about the back card being sent but did get the email for the promo).

    Also, I can confirm that when you use your card in store for the promo you don’t need to have the actual black card with you.
    Yes, the account carries the data, so you dont need your actual black card with you, your old one will do
  • waynlewiswaynlewis USAMember Posts: 85
    edited February 2018
    Out of curiosity, is anyone interested in picking up the Bandai Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon model also?
    And I noticed that the Lepin MF has started showing up on that auction and has an additional 1000 pieces.. 
  • MachONEMachONE USMember Posts: 37
    edited February 2018
    I went today to pick up Ship In Bottle and got a few things and Boba Fett. My total was over $125 so they gave me the 60th set.  The clerk said the Fett would be eligible for double points due to my black card....low and behold, no double points. The reason I am told is if you read the fine print, no extra points for the black card if a gift is offered. It's only $1.50 on points for the Fett, but would be total crap had I bought a UCS. Buyer beware. 
    gmonkey76
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    ^that's ridiculous!
    gmonkey76Bumblepants
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited February 2018
    ^^ WTF???

    So what's the point in ever running a Black VIP promo when there's already another running?  That literally makes no sense.
    FizyxBumblepants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    For that one month where the free gift is discount LEGOLand passes?

    -grasping at straws-

    I'm very, very interested to see what the deal is with that metallic R2-D2.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 759
    SumoLego said:
    For that one month where the free gift is discount LEGOLand passes?

    -grasping at straws-

    I'm very, very interested to see what the deal is with that metallic R2-D2.
    Wasn't there only meant to be two platinum R2 D2s in existence, both only obtainable through a special VIP mailing list 'raffle' that was sent out late November/early December last year? I'm thinking either there's only one R2 up for grabs with that competition, or there were more than 2 made, so some more will be available to black VIP members. The odds of winning one would certainly be higher if it was another raffle style contest (with a question for Canadians).
    gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    I'm sure the teaser R2-D2 in that ad is something completely different.
    FollowsClosely
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    MachONE said:
    I went today to pick up Ship In Bottle and got a few things and Boba Fett. My total was over $125 so they gave me the 60th set.  The clerk said the Fett would be eligible for double points due to my black card....low and behold, no double points. The reason I am told is if you read the fine print, no extra points for the black card if a gift is offered. It's only $1.50 on points for the Fett, but would be total crap had I bought a UCS. Buyer beware. 

    I would contact C.S. about this. I went into a store over the weekend and picked up a small Star Wars set to take me over the spend threshold to get the 60 years set.

    Used my old VIP card and didn't even mention I had a black VIP card and my receipt showed the extra points had been added by the till.

  • MachONEMachONE USMember Posts: 37
    ^I can check, but I did get the email offer, and it is clearly printed in the terms. I may call more to ensure my black card is working. Thanks.
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 276
    MachONE said:
    ^I can check, but I did get the email offer, and it is clearly printed in the terms. I may call more to ensure my black card is working. Thanks.
    I think it might be worth calling them to check the black VIP offers are attached to your account properly.

    Your experience was very different from mine. I'm in the UK, I visited the Leicester Square store - I bought BB8, Justice League Party, and the Valentines Bunny, which came to just over £100 (after discounts). They then gave me the 60th Anniversary set, scanned it (It came up with a value of £0.01, or 1p), and I walked out. My Lego.com account now shows double points for BB8.


  • Dfchang813Dfchang813 United StatesMember Posts: 60
    Never got a Black card but got email. Now what?
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