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Chinese New Year 80101

justb1justb1 Member Posts: 28
edited December 2018 in Buying & Selling Topics
Has anyone by any chance found a retailer online that is able to ship these Asia Pacific exclusives to the UK?? I absolutely love this set and the Dragon Dance too, and must say I’m bitterly disappointed they are only available for the Asia market. I can understand a Polybag or small set being exclusive to a particular place, but a decent set like this makes me question what Lego are playing at. Surely all they are encouraging here are ebay sellers to go out on mass, buy up every set in sight, then triple the price on eBay once the stores sell out. This means only they win. Genuine buyers will miss out and we in the West just get ripped off. Hence my question, if I can buy direct from a retailer, then that avoids the eBay rip off. However one retailer I contacted in Australia says they are restricted by Lego to only selling the sets there and are not allowed to ship internationally. Madness!!
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  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,057
    Indeed. But I think give it some time and you might see this pop up elsewhere. Similar to the LEGO Batman pod polybag #5004929.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,057
    ^ I’d be happy with one copy of each of the Asian market items.
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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,210
    I'd love to help you all out, but unfortunately I don't have the time, money or experience to do anything. I'm sure there'll be a few on the forum willing to buy and sell in bulk for a reasonable price.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 603
    I really like all 3 but I won't buy until the overseas price goes down significantly, really hope they become affordable here.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,815
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,844
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
    Dibs!  I can dibs!!
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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,210
    @madforLEGO Also worth noting that North America and Europe aren't exactly short of regional exclusives... just nothing as distinct and unusual as these.
    BumblepantsJern92madforLEGOMegtheCatpharmjodOnebricktoomanykiki180703
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    edited December 2018
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
    I'll check the box dimensions of the sets when they come out and see whether they fit into prepaid shipping boxes from the local post office. If they do then it'll be easier. I'm going to pick up 80101 on the 1st of January anyway.

    Though a few conditions:
    1. There is a high chance the boxes will get damaged in the post (unless anyone has any pointers otherwise? I've never shipped Lego sets before)
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal at cost plus shipping (or possibly a 50% deposit, with full payment after shipping)
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks (probably as long as it took your Secret Santa gift to arrive?)
    4. The package will be tracked (and possibly insured, but I need to check with the post office on this)
    5. I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office)
    6. I won't be buying in bulk (mostly because I can't afford to), but I do visit a Lego store every Saturday, so can buy them as soon as anyone confirms and pays, then ship them out the following week.

    More info (ie shipping cost) to come later on once I confirm they actually fit in the prepaid boxes.
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  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 405
    Jern92 said:
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
    I'll check the box dimensions of the sets when they come out and see whether they fit into prepaid shipping boxes from the local post office. If they do then it'll be easier. I'm going to pick up 80101 on the 1st of January anyway.

    Though a few conditions:
    1. There is a high chance the boxes will get damaged in the post (unless anyone has any pointers otherwise? I've never shipped Lego sets before)
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal at cost plus shipping (or possibly a 50% deposit, with full payment after shipping)
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks (probably as long as it took your Secret Santa gift to arrive?)
    4. The package will be tracked (and possibly insured, but I need to check with the post office on this)
    5. I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office)
    6. I won't be buying in bulk (mostly because I can't afford to), but I do visit a Lego store every Saturday, so can buy them as soon as anyone confirms and pays, then ship them out the following week.

    More info (ie shipping cost) to come later on once I confirm they actually fit in the prepaid boxes.
    I would be interested in #80102 depending on shipping charges to UK (assuming your prepared to do that?!)
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 901
    Jern92 said:
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
    I'll check the box dimensions of the sets when they come out and see whether they fit into prepaid shipping boxes from the local post office. If they do then it'll be easier. I'm going to pick up 80101 on the 1st of January anyway.

    Though a few conditions:
    1. There is a high chance the boxes will get damaged in the post (unless anyone has any pointers otherwise? I've never shipped Lego sets before)
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal at cost plus shipping (or possibly a 50% deposit, with full payment after shipping)
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks (probably as long as it took your Secret Santa gift to arrive?)
    4. The package will be tracked (and possibly insured, but I need to check with the post office on this)
    5. I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office)
    6. I won't be buying in bulk (mostly because I can't afford to), but I do visit a Lego store every Saturday, so can buy them as soon as anyone confirms and pays, then ship them out the following week.

    More info (ie shipping cost) to come later on once I confirm they actually fit in the prepaid boxes.
    I'm interested in all 3. I will build so can do without the box if necessary. 
    Onebricktoomany
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    msanders said:
    I'm interested in all 3. I will build so can do without the box if necessary. 
    Actually that's an idea. Shipping should be less of an issue minus boxes. Will figure it out once I get the sets.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,815
    Jern92 said:
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
    I'll check the box dimensions of the sets when they come out and see whether they fit into prepaid shipping boxes from the local post office. If they do then it'll be easier. I'm going to pick up 80101 on the 1st of January anyway.

    Though a few conditions:
    1. There is a high chance the boxes will get damaged in the post (unless anyone has any pointers otherwise? I've never shipped Lego sets before)
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal at cost plus shipping (or possibly a 50% deposit, with full payment after shipping)
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks (probably as long as it took your Secret Santa gift to arrive?)
    4. The package will be tracked (and possibly insured, but I need to check with the post office on this)
    5. I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office)
    6. I won't be buying in bulk (mostly because I can't afford to), but I do visit a Lego store every Saturday, so can buy them as soon as anyone confirms and pays, then ship them out the following week.

    More info (ie shipping cost) to come later on once I confirm they actually fit in the prepaid boxes.

    I'm in. :)
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 603
    What is the actual cost of the set in Malaysia?
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    What is the actual cost of the set in Malaysia?
    RM269.90 for 80101 and RM249.90 for 80102
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 405
    msanders said:
    I'm interested in all 3. I will build so can do without the box if necessary. 
    Same here, box not required as plan to build and display it not display/resell the sealed box!
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 747
    Jern92 said:
    ^ Can I be first on your list? ;-)
    I'll check the box dimensions of the sets when they come out and see whether they fit into prepaid shipping boxes from the local post office. If they do then it'll be easier. I'm going to pick up 80101 on the 1st of January anyway.

    Though a few conditions:
    1. There is a high chance the boxes will get damaged in the post (unless anyone has any pointers otherwise? I've never shipped Lego sets before)
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal at cost plus shipping (or possibly a 50% deposit, with full payment after shipping)
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks (probably as long as it took your Secret Santa gift to arrive?)
    4. The package will be tracked (and possibly insured, but I need to check with the post office on this)
    5. I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office)
    6. I won't be buying in bulk (mostly because I can't afford to), but I do visit a Lego store every Saturday, so can buy them as soon as anyone confirms and pays, then ship them out the following week.

    More info (ie shipping cost) to come later on once I confirm they actually fit in the prepaid boxes.
    I would definitely be willing to go through with this for all three (sans boxes as well) if it wouldn't be overwhelming to you!
    SumoLego
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 282
    I'd like to be counted in on this also for #80101 & #80102 only.  I don't need the boxes either...
    really hope this works!! Thanks!
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 85
    I would really like to have #80101 and #80102 if this is possible. I don't need the boxes either. I have a U.S. address. Thanks for your efforts!
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,438
    Depending on shipping I'd be interested in at least 1 of each, and maybe 2 of #80101
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    Will confirm shipping costs when the post office reopens on Wednesday, and get back to everyone.
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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799


    Long queue for the CNY sets at the local Lego store this morning
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  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 454
    Glad to see they’re popular!  They sure look like awesome sets.  I had to google it, but it looks like CNY is Feb 5.  Is there a possibility that these could be released at some point outside of the Asia pacific region?  There are many in other regions of the world who would be celebrating CNY, even discounting the AFOL demand in this thread.  
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,269
    @Jern92 - I would also be interested in one of each if possible.
  • nychromastonenychromastone The Empire StateMember Posts: 154
    @Jern92 Hi, I would also like to be considered for one of each set. Thanks.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,325
    Thanks for the offer @Jern92 !
    I would like to get one of each for #80101 and #80102 , but I guess the biggest thing for me is seeing an idea of shipping would be to the US boxed or unboxed (if you want to go through that hassle anyway).

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,844
    Cool!  I'm wondering if the shipping would be cheaper if you shipped all of the US-bound sets together?

    (Obviously, depending on weight, package girth and whether @Russell844 wants to pool shipping.  I'll PM you.)
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,815
    I'm down for pool shipping.
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 405
    Cheers @Jern92 for taking the effort to assist your fellow Bricksetters!
    Onebricktoomanymithridate
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 480
    I'm up for all 3 without boxes
  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 752
    I would be after all three although including boxes. Not in rush  for them and pending availability.
    Thanks
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    Pate5346 said:
    I would be after all three although including boxes. Not in rush  for them and pending availability.
    Thanks
    80103 hasn't been released yet. Currently it's only 80101 and 80102.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,417
    @Jern92 which store is that? From your photo it doesn't look like either the one in Pavillion or in KLCC.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    @Jern92 which store is that? From your photo it doesn't look like either the one in Pavillion or in KLCC.
    It's the one in Bangsar Village 2. I went for the store in the smaller mall hoping to avoid crowds (obviously that didn't quite go according to plan!).
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  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,057
    edited January 1
    @Jern92 I’d be interested in all 3. Let’s make it something we can do. I can PM you as well.
  • picklefishpicklefish Member Posts: 15
    Are there pictures of the 3rd set yet? I'm going to wait it out and hope they bring them to US market... The demand seems there maybe.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,417
    Leaked pictures, but no official ones. I suspect the third one will come out later in the year.
  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 752
    Jern92 said:
    Pate5346 said:
    I would be after all three although including boxes. Not in rush  for them and pending availability.
    Thanks
    80103 hasn't been released yet. Currently it's only 80101 and 80102.
    Apologies I got slightly ahead. Yes these two will do, Please.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,210
    It seems Lego have correctly anticipated the demand for this set in terms of production. Now, if only the sets would hurry up and appear on Australian [email protected]
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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    UPDATE:

    #80101 & #80102 

    Total Cost: USD155 shipping worldwide (including tracking and insurance)

    Conditions:
    1. I will ship these in prepaid postage boxes without the Lego boxes (bricks and instructions only).
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal to [email protected] (Jern Ng) before I ship, but only pay once I notify you that I have the items available.
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks.
    4. The package will be tracked and insured; tracking number will be provided to you as soon as I ship.
    5. You will need to provide me with your full name, address, telephone, and email via PM.
    6. Since I am simply selling these at cost, I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office).
    7. I will usually visit Lego stores on Saturdays, and will check if there are any available, then ship them out the following week.

    For the first three people, I will ship these out next week once I receive payment and contact information (@Russell844@SumoLego@PJ76uk).

    Here's a list of everyone else who indicated interest, in chronological order:

    1. msanders 
    2. Fizyx
    3. Onebricktoomany 
    4. Cymbeline
    5. gmonkey76 
    6. CapnRex101
    7. nychromastone
    8. madforLEGO
    9. Muftak1
    10. Pate5346
    11. piratemania7 
    12. Poochy


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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    UPDATE: PLEASE IGNORE PREVIOUS POST (Wrong email address for Paypal)

    #80101 & #80102 

    Total Cost: USD155 shipping worldwide (including tracking and insurance)

    Conditions:
    1. I will ship these in prepaid postage boxes without the Lego boxes (bricks and instructions only).
    2. I will take full payment upfront via PayPal to [email protected] (Jern Siong Ng) before I ship, but only pay once I notify you that I have the items available.
    3. Shipping will likely take 3-4 weeks.
    4. The package will be tracked and insured; tracking number will be provided to you as soon as I ship.
    5. You will need to provide me with your full name, address, telephone, and email via PM.
    6. Since I am simply selling these at cost, I will not be responsible if the package somehow goes missing (but I can help you make enquiries/reports at the post office).
    7. I will usually visit Lego stores on Saturdays, and will check if there are any available, then ship them out the following week.

    For the first three people, I will ship these out next week once I receive payment and contact information (@Russell844@SumoLego@PJ76uk).

    Here's a list of everyone else who indicated interest, in chronological order:

    1. msanders 
    2. Fizyx
    3. Onebricktoomany 
    4. Cymbeline
    5. gmonkey76 
    6. CapnRex101
    7. nychromastone
    8. madforLEGO
    9. Muftak1
    10. Pate5346
    11. piratemania7 
    12. Poochy
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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    @Huw or other admins, could you please help me delete the error post?
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    edited January 2
    @Jern92 Nice of you to provide to members.  I like the sets #80101, #80102 and #80103 and willing to pay the premium on the secondary market.
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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 799
    1265 said:
    @Jern92 Nice of you to provide to members.  I like the sets #80101, #80102 and #80103 and willing to pay the premium on the secondary market.
    I'm not charging a premium, so just cost plus shipping. However, I will be sending the sets minus boxes, so if you'd prefer them sealed, I suggest Bricklink as a good alternative. Note that 80103 isn't available yet.

    If you're ok with my conditions, I'll add you to the list. Note that there's no guarantee that sets will be available, as it depends heavily on stock availability at the stores. 
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  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 886
    Just took a pic of this at our local TRU. 

    Over 100+ of 80101, but only 2 cartons of 80102 (6 sets). Strange.


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  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 24
    edited January 2
    Hi @Jern92, I also would like to get #80101 and #80102  without the boxes.  Thanks in advance for your help! 

    Jern92
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