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Benefits of the Exclusive Millennium Falcon VIP Card

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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 897
    I'd like to know what the '5 Star Wars *items*' are - if they're nothing special I don't mind not getting this promo so much, but still it's silly to offer special minifigure back to America again - they already won the white gold Black VIP R2-D2 - let the rest of the world have a chance!
    VorpalRyu
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    edited December 2018
    Not overly impressed, but not surprised with the fact this isn't being offered worldwide and after the complete lack of worthwhile Black Card promos and with the current trend of high spend thresholds to get a GWP, if I'm honest, I probably wouldn't bother for an unspecified promotional gift.
    That coupled with the fact that out of the current crop of Star Wars sets, there is very little that I would be willing to spend full price on just to get this if it was available makes it so much easier not to get pi##ed off about this.
    VorpalRyu
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
    edited December 2018
    On the US site, the mystery box has now opened to reveal the contents:



    Doesn't seem too bad of a promo if indeed all 5 of those are in the box. Still nothing in Europe.
    VorpalRyuMegtheCatCM4SgratefulnatFowlerBricks
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    So the Black card (not) exclusive DJ figure is now being given out yet again. 
    VorpalRyuBumblepantsgmonkey76CM4Ssid3windrM_BossBaby_Yoda
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 412
    bandit778 said:
    So the Black card (not) exclusive DJ figure is now being given out yet again. 
    That I still never got as a VIP, I think I got it from someone here who picked up some at Tesco, was it?
    VorpalRyu
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,157
    Wow so $25+ value with no additional purchasing involved. Even the frame made us buy extra stuff to get the reward. Ridiculous.
    VorpalRyu
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,075
    Hmmm... that's pretty irritating. Don't think my patience will stand much more.
    VorpalRyusid3windr
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 800
    I only have #5001621 because @nerick906 was kind enough to sell it to me. And I don't have any #5002938.
    So anyone in USA is able to get more exclusive items than members of the exclusive Star Wars benefit/offer.

    VorpalRyu
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    @Bumblepants, where are you seeing no additional purchasing (or am I missing the sarcasm?).



    VorpalRyu
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,157
    bandit778 said:
    @Bumblepants, where are you seeing no additional purchasing (or am I missing the sarcasm?).



    I meant we bought the milf, but then every time there was a promo for the black card it required other additional buying to get it. This deal gets you five polybags for a single $100 buy.
    bandit778VorpalRyusid3windr
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    With you now, Sorry bout that, not enough caffeine intake yet.
    VorpalRyuBumblepants
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,075
    How can they possibly be ignorant to the fact this will kick off a righteous s**t storm of complaints?

    I'm about ready to throw all my toys out of the pram, tantrum alert, full-on hissy fit and foot stamping imminent. We are at DEFCON 2, next stop Apocalypseburg?
    VorpalRyuomniumsid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,565
    Hoth Han Strikes Back!
    Return of Yularen Green Onesie!

    In the least, they could have included a Darth Revan, so as to undercut that polybag market.
    pharmjod
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
    Reached out to CS: they're not aware of any plans to release the SW promotion in Europe this month. CS doesn't have the list for January promotions yet, so no information yet whether there's any hope at all.

    The Lego Star Wars marketing team continues to drop the ball in 2018 and makes sure that the year will have been a disappointment from start to finish.
    VorpalRyuCoviMr_Crossomniumbandit778sid3windrSumoLegoThe_Rancor
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    SumoLego said:
    Hoth Han Strikes Back!
    Return of Yularen Green Onesie!

    In the least, they could have included a Darth Revan, so as to undercut that polybag market.
    Come on, we all know you want the "Signed & Graded TC-14"

    VorpalRyu
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    @samiam391 is so screwed. Two new precious metal R2-D2.... Hahahahaha.
    VorpalRyubandit778sid3windrSumoLegostarwars4ever
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    Gimme da box!
    Don't wanna spend $75
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,172
    I don't have any of those 5 figures... but the only SW LEGO I want but don't already have is #75220 Sandcrawler, and I don't really want to spend that much right now... :(
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 215
    Box isn't adding to my cart. LEGO Chat Support told me the following:

    "Okay I just spoke to my manager who spoke to the warehouse. They were supposed to receive delivery for the Star Wars™ boxes but the delivery is delayed. We can't place anything into orders that's not on stock. May I please ask you to wait a few hours and try again?"
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,469
    The promo has been removed from the site now. 
    Astrobricks
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    I don't have any of those 5 figures... but the only SW LEGO I want but don't already have is #75220 Sandcrawler, and I don't really want to spend that much right now... :(
    "Okay I just spoke to my manager who spoke to the warehouse. They were supposed to receive delivery for the Star Wars™ boxes but the delivery is delayed. We can't place anything into orders that's not on stock. May I please ask you to wait a few hours and try again?"
    oldtodd33 said:
    The promo has been removed from the site now. 
    @560Heliport at least you've been saved that dilemma. ;) 
    stlux560Heliport
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
    Box isn't adding to my cart. LEGO Chat Support told me the following:

    "Okay I just spoke to my manager who spoke to the warehouse. They were supposed to receive delivery for the Star Wars™ boxes but the delivery is delayed. We can't place anything into orders that's not on stock. May I please ask you to wait a few hours and try again?"
    TLG SW marketing person 1: "I think I managed to put together the final disappointment for SW fans this year."
    TLG SW marketing person 2: "Hold my beer." (Well, with TLG's corporate policies on sugar/alcohol: "Hold my sugar-free hot chocolate?")
    Bumblepantspharmjodgmonkey76sid3windrAstrobricksVorpalRyuMr_Cross
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,157
    It is odd they would even bother this close to Christmas. If people are still shopping last-minute panic is the reason.
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    Wow, this box promo is a total “FU” from LEGO to black VIP card holders. Unbelievable. I wonder if they got enough complaints to pull it from the site or if it was just meant to go live on a different day. It would have been really nice of LEGO to mail it out as a surprise gift. Oh well
    gmonkey76BumblepantsMr_Crossbandit778VorpalRyuSithLord196
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Well, my holder arrived today.  The high quality plastic bag they picked just couldn't hold in the awesomeness of this set.  Sums up kinda how I feel.



    JBricks27VorpalRyukbw
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,441
    They removed the promo again because they forgot to put it inthe warehouse? That's -excusez my French- hilarious.
    VorpalRyu
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    BobaFett27 

    I think LEGO had another company do the print for these...
    Maybe they outsourced to Lepin?
    I doubt it, these days the prints on the fake figures often surpasses LEGO for quality.
    VorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,565
    It is odd they would even bother this close to Christmas. If people are still shopping last-minute panic is the reason.
    The common-folk are predisposed to spend money at this time of year.
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 289
    Well the "surprise box" promo was enough to finally get me to buy something to get my Black VIP Card holder. So I bought Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter.

    I seem to have done this though after all mentions of the promo were removed from the site though - except the item still got added to my cart and is in my order confirmation? I assume this means I'll get it?
    omniumMegtheCatVorpalRyuLittleLori
  • cpsdkcpsdk denmarkMember Posts: 13
    Wait and ser, you may get an email telling you that they had to cancel your order because the promo was not supposed to go out yet 
    sid3windrVorpalRyu
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 953

    @Mr_Hobbles.…

    As such things are frowned on these days, just do quick Google search for 'Specsavers surprise advert'  It's well worth 40 seconds of your life!!

  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 289
    cpsdk said:
    Wait and ser, you may get an email telling you that they had to cancel your order because the promo was not supposed to go out yet 
    That would anger me greatly. Not my fault they automatically added something to my basket without asking!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    cpsdk said:
    Wait and ser, you may get an email telling you that they had to cancel your order because the promo was not supposed to go out yet 
    Naaaaaa, they’d never consider doing anything like that.  They’re not that incompetent.  That sort of thing would never happen.
    gmonkey76VorpalRyusid3windr
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    Yeah, you might not get an email telling you that they had to cancel your order, and they'll just send the rest anyway ...

    sid3windroldtodd33gmonkey76pharmjodVorpalRyu
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 897
    I've got at least one of all the polybags in that fancy box - and I never win anything in lottery-style draws - so I'm not too angsty about missing that American reward. Also, my Black VIP card reward came today and was in really good shape (sealed) with decent torso printing so it's not all bad...
    omniumMr_Cross
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,157
    edited December 2018
    Received my card holder last week, and the bag was still intact. 

    As for this new box, I have three of the five, and am only interested in one of the two I don't have (the Scarif Stormtrooper). Of course it sounds like Lego completely messed it up anyway. 

    I honestly just expected better from such a highly regarded company as Lego.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,311
    edited December 2018
    My card holder just arrived.  Bag was split, and pieces were falling out of the cardboard box before I'd even opened it.  Just checked against the inventory, and I'm missing a 2x1 wedge - probably rattling around in the back of Mr DHL's van.  Part of me thinks it's not worth ringing CS tomorrow - I can probably find a suitable replacement in my spares box - and part of me thinks 'It's the principle of the thing!'

    Not impressed.
    BrainsluggedMr_CrossLobotomniumMegtheCat
  • TokerToker CTMember Posts: 38
    Part of me thinks it's not worth ringing CS tomorrow - I can probably find a suitable replacement in my spares box - and part of me thinks 'It's the principle of the thing!'

    Not impressed.
    It's always worth it for principles.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,441
    If only to let them know how happy you are with their promotion and the packing materials.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 412
    It's always worth it for principles.
    Cos, once you've popped, you can't stop
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 548
    My card holder just arrived.  Bag was split, and pieces were falling out of the cardboard box before I'd even opened it.  Just checked against the inventory, and I'm missing a 2x1 wedge - probably rattling around in the back of Mr DHL's van.  Part of me thinks it's not worth ringing CS tomorrow - I can probably find a suitable replacement in my spares box - and part of me thinks 'It's the principle of the thing!'

    Not impressed.
    I’m not normally a complanier, but with LEGO at the moment I think you have you say something.. talk to CS and say you want a replacement sent.. parts missing due to their cheap packaging! 
    sid3windr
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,311
    I will call.  Just not today.  Flipping freephone number is blocked on our work phone system, and I'm one of the three people left in the country who refuses to have a mobile phone.

    /looks out some 2p pieces and goes off to find a phone box
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,075
    Definitely contact CS. TLG deserve to be punished badly for this whole thing and even if that's only by incurring more postage costs for them, it's worth doing.

    This final (?) offer is a pretty mediocre effort by them, at best, on a good day, with the wind behind them, being generous.

    They really could have easily offered us a few more things that wouldn't have taken any effort at all, TK-421 and scanning crew, or I dunno, five polybags in a nice commemorative box or something.
    560Heliportomniumgmonkey76M_Bosssonatine01
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 215
    We should feel privileged to know that the worst thing that's happened to us is a toy company didn't send us a satisfactory free gift for purchasing a $700 box full of plastic. It should put things in perspective.

    560Heliportericbdmcc0mak0137brickventures
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 412
    We should feel privileged to know that the worst thing that's happened to us is a toy company didn't send us a satisfactory free gift for purchasing a $700 box full of plastic. It should put things in perspective.

    I agree with your sentiment, but, then said company shoudln't have hyped it and been a lot clearer with what 'Exclusive' and 'throughout the year' promotions were! :)
    Bumblepants560HeliportMr_Crossgmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,758
    colay said:
    We should feel privileged to know that the worst thing that's happened to us is a toy company didn't send us a satisfactory free gift for purchasing a $700 box full of plastic. It should put things in perspective.

    I agree with your sentiment, but, then said company shoudln't have hyped it and been a lot clearer with what 'Exclusive' and 'throughout the year' promotions were! :)
    Especially since $700 is what it would have cost me if I got it on double VIP points and considered that a “discount”, but I bought at full RRP with single VIP assuming the black card would make it worth it. To quote Chris Farley “Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!”
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    colay said:
    We should feel privileged to know that the worst thing that's happened to us is a toy company didn't send us a satisfactory free gift for purchasing a $700 box full of plastic. It should put things in perspective.

    I agree with your sentiment, but, then said company shoudln't have hyped it and been a lot clearer with what 'Exclusive' and 'throughout the year' promotions were! :)
    Did LEGO really hype it that much? I think there was way more LEGO created hype over the "opening night" than the actual black card, and I imagine most attendees at the event would have gone to that, black card or not.
    datsunrobbie
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