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2019 Lunar (Chinese) New Year sets

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    CCC said:
    I find his accent really quite British.
    Not that Emperor.  The Emperor Emperor.
    tmgm528
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,163
    Death Star blown up by a bunch of teenagers! That thing wasn't even paid off yet!
    560HeliportSumoLegogmonkey76kiki180703Mynatt
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Death Star blown up by a bunch of teenagers! That thing wasn't even paid off yet!
    You got an ATM on that torso Lite-Brite?
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,163
    SumoLego said:
    Death Star blown up by a bunch of teenagers! That thing wasn't even paid off yet!
    You got an ATM on that torso Lite-Brite?
    You've been flying around for two weeks trying to get a signal?! You must smell like feet wrapped in leathery bacon.
    gmonkey76
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,047
    20? Jeez - hope you don’t get snagged for customs duty as well as the VAT!
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,511
    iso3200 said:
    TheFew said:
    Anyone want to try a bulk order to the UK? I would love a dragon dance or two!
    Just remember bulks are more likely to be pulled by customs and get a 20% VAT surcharge and £8 collection fee. It all starts to add up...,
    I have about 20 of each on there way to the UK. I'm happy to share them around but won't know the final cost until they have been through customs. 
    Yay. A smuggler!
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 516
    edited January 2019
    Available on Amazon Japan now though not in stock till the 22nd.
    Poochy
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^ Not that I am complaining, but for some strange reasons I got charged a lower price than what's shown.  80101 shows ¥7608 and 80102 shows ¥8325, but I am charged ¥7044 for 80101 and ¥7708 for 80102.




  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    edited January 2019
    SumoLego said:
    Baby_Yoda said:
    ...increase the demand by far too much.
    Um.  They'll just make more.  There is no such thing as 'too much' demand.  This company is in the business of satisfying demand.
    Try telling that to them.
    http://brickingaround.com/2019/01/04/lego-confirms-the-chinese-new-year-sets-wont-be-sold-online/
    I figured they'd just increase production too, but instead they've cancelled some markets. There's not just a delay in production, they've actually confirmed they won't produce sets for them anymore. It doesn't make sense that they'd then reopen it up to different markets - at least, I hope...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,313
    I think LEGO are toying with us now. They know people in other countries celebrate Chinese New Year ...

    Mark a memorable moment in the Chinese calendar with this LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 40354 Dragon Dance Guy. This colorful construction character is dressed in a traditional dragon costume, complete with a dragon head and golden dragon tail. This wonderful, authentic set signifying luck and power also includes a base decorated with 2 lanterns representing the annual Lantern Festival.
    VorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Baby_Yoda said:
    That story leaves plenty to be desired.  The story indicates that the sets will be available through retail channels in Australia, and not the [email protected] site.  But there's no press release or citation.

    That could be due to exclusivity agreements or their wholesale product contracts with their retailers.  (i.e. - if you order $5M in product, you can then order 'X' units of this exclusive Chinese-themed set.)

    This is why our current world of blog-reporting isn't much more than rumors and speculation.  Names, sources,...
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    I saw this post on Facebook today by BrainyBricks:

    Good news!!!
    BrainyBricks Nation member Cheree, reaches out to Lego today and they told her that the Chinese New Years Sets will soon be coming to the US!!!
    Which one will you get? Or are you gonna get both?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,546
    I saw this post on Facebook today by BrainyBricks:

    Good news!!!
    BrainyBricks Nation member Cheree, reaches out to Lego today and they told her that the Chinese New Years Sets will soon be coming to the US!!!
    Which one will you get? Or are you gonna get both?
    Interesting, but I think we have seen CS report that CS said no sets except for the brickheadz dragon suit guy.. so who to believe......
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,163
    I saw this post on Facebook today by BrainyBricks:

    Good news!!!
    BrainyBricks Nation member Cheree, reaches out to Lego today and they told her that the Chinese New Years Sets will soon be coming to the US!!!
    Which one will you get? Or are you gonna get both?
    Watch it turn out to be the brickheadz dragon dance or the year of the pig promo item they we're talking about.
    Aanchirsid3windrSumoLegokiki180703
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 307
    Can confirm that us lot in customer service have heard quite literally nothing about the chinese new year sets coming to the west, so I'm willing to bet the CS advisor in question just thought they were talking about the brickheadz/year of the pig sets. That's not to say it'll never happen (that's up to the business-y Billund to decide), but we haven't been told anything as of yet so don't believe anything unless it's an actual press release saying so.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,313
    As noted above, Chinese New Year sets are coming to everyone worldwide, so long as you realise it is the brickheadz set.
    AyliffeSumoLegoMegtheCatJern92VorpalRyukiki180703mithridate
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 467
    The Dragon Dance Brickheadz set has already been available on [email protected] US and I saw it in store  a few weeks ago, though.
    77ncaachamps
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Yes - I had a few delivered about 10 days ago.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    The Brickheadz is a fun build! Very festive too! More so than a simple rabbit or bee...

  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 72
    Hello, does anybody know the RRP in Hong Kong of the CNY dinner and dragon dance sets, please?
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 918
    edited January 2019
    Edit: Posted in wrong thread! 
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 814
    edited January 2019
    Well my 1st Amazon JPN order is in the UK ( 1x #80101 ). Amazon underestimated the import duty (~£16) and DHL have sent me a nice eye-watering £25 bill ON TOP. 

    Not even 'that' mad, it's not the easiest set to get so *shrug* 
  • CalvCalv Central EnglandMember Posts: 868
    ^ Ouch!! Makes the Royal Mail fee seem a bargain by comparism - never thought I would be typing that!
    maniac
  • green_papergreen_paper VancouverMember Posts: 10
    WhiteDove said:
    Hello, does anybody know the RRP in Hong Kong of the CNY dinner and dragon dance sets, please?
    At ToysRUs in HK, they only had the CNY dinner set for HK$559.90. Sorry, don't know the price of the dragon dance.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 970
    @maniac
    So what’s the total U.K. price all in, if you don’t mind me asking?
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 815
    I saw this post on Facebook today by BrainyBricks:

    Good news!!!
    BrainyBricks Nation member Cheree, reaches out to Lego today and they told her that the Chinese New Years Sets will soon be coming to the US!!!
    Which one will you get? Or are you gonna get both?
    Can't seem to find the post anymore. Perhaps they deleted it?
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 814
    edited January 2019
    LuLego said:
    @maniac
    So what’s the total U.K. price all in, if you don’t mind me asking?
    #80101 was ~£60

    + ~£19 shipping
    + ~£16 Import
    + ~£25 DHL Holding fee

    Comes out to ~£120.

    #80102 will be similar next week too.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    Jern92 said:
    I saw this post on Facebook today by BrainyBricks:

    Good news!!!
    BrainyBricks Nation member Cheree, reaches out to Lego today and they told her that the Chinese New Years Sets will soon be coming to the US!!!
    Which one will you get? Or are you gonna get both?
    Can't seem to find the post anymore. Perhaps they deleted it?
    It has been deleted. I've heard this rumor is totally wrong. That is probably why.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,183
    These sets are very nice and I would love to have them, but I could see Lego making these a Worldwide release NEXT Chinese New Year. I understand why they are region specific, but the demand seems high enough world wide. It would be similar to Lego re-releasing Winter Toy Shop or Taj Mahal. This set is gold right now, but I would watch news and rumors closely.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    Got my two pair in from amazon.co.jp yesterday. All 4 boxes in really good shape! Keep checking their site. I suspect they will get more in. Only ended up costing $93 and change each, which is about $13 more more than msrp.
    kbwPoochy
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 918
    vwong19 said:
    These sets are very nice and I would love to have them, but I could see Lego making these a Worldwide release NEXT Chinese New Year. I understand why they are region specific, but the demand seems high enough world wide. It would be similar to Lego re-releasing Winter Toy Shop or Taj Mahal. This set is gold right now, but I would watch news and rumors closely.
    They may not have the quantity needed for worldwide release probably because they are at max production capacity due to all the new 2019 sets and Lego Movie 2 sets etc.

    They have to weigh reducing sets for other regular themes in order to allocate production to produce more CNY sets, there needs to be a balance. So I believe that's why they target the Asia Pacific countries for the limited quantity release, even though Chinese in Western countries also celebrate CNY.
    BumblepantsAanchirLyichirpharmjodJern92kiki180703
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 497
    maniac said:
    LuLego said:
    @maniac
    So what’s the total U.K. price all in, if you don’t mind me asking?
    #80101 was ~£60

    + ~£19 shipping
    + ~£16 Import
    + ~£25 DHL Holding fee

    Comes out to ~£120.

    #80102 will be similar next week too.
    #80101 cost me £71.63 from Jern92 including postage etc to the UK, quoted price for both #80101 and #80102 was about £135
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    PJ76uk said:
    maniac said:
    LuLego said:
    @maniac
    So what’s the total U.K. price all in, if you don’t mind me asking?
    #80101 was ~£60

    + ~£19 shipping
    + ~£16 Import
    + ~£25 DHL Holding fee

    Comes out to ~£120.

    #80102 will be similar next week too.
    #80101 cost me £71.63 from Jern92 including postage etc to the UK, quoted price for both #80101 and #80102 was about £135

    thats without boxes though..
    sid3windr
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 814
    PJ76uk said:
    maniac said:
    LuLego said:
    @maniac
    So what’s the total U.K. price all in, if you don’t mind me asking?
    #80101 was ~£60

    + ~£19 shipping
    + ~£16 Import
    + ~£25 DHL Holding fee

    Comes out to ~£120.

    #80102 will be similar next week too.
    #80101 cost me £71.63 from Jern92 including postage etc to the UK, quoted price for both #80101 and #80102 was about £135
    As the other poster mentioned, no box. I wanted the boxes for these ones.

    Also, Jern92 already had a fair queue of people asking for the set shipped over. It’s not really fair for them to personally supply everyone who wants one on the forum when they already stated they couldn’t get many at a time.
    So I opted to not join the queue and give them less ‘pressure’ on trying to obtain sets for people.

    pharmjodmadforLEGOJern92kiki180703Fizyx
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,416
    My friend is on his way to China now. Gave him pictures so he can keep an eye out. Fingers crossed. 
  • WhiteDoveWhiteDove AustraliaMember Posts: 72
    WhiteDove said:
    Hello, does anybody know the RRP in Hong Kong of the CNY dinner and dragon dance sets, please?
    At ToysRUs in HK, they only had the CNY dinner set for HK$559.90. Sorry, don't know the price of the dragon dance.
    Thanks @green_paper

    I live in Australia but it is proving so difficult to buy these even here, I was thinking of asking my brother to get them for me when he arrives in Hong Kong next week.  He is currently in China, but apparently can’t access his emails. I wonder if he will be able to access his emails in Hong Kong. 

    Yep, I really wish these could be properly released worldwide. They are such beautiful sets. Maybe they will do a worldwide production run next year for Chinese New Year. 
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,047
    @Whitedove - I‘m in the U.K. and was able to order one of each from Dreamworld who shipped them to a friend in Australia.

    Might be worth a call, although it was a couple of weeks ago I got mine. Stocks are probably a bit thin by now.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 879
    My friend is on his way to China now. Gave him pictures so he can keep an eye out. Fingers crossed. 
    You better make sure they don't pick up a lepin!  I can see people not really into Lego not noticing it.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    edited January 2019
    iso3200 said:
    @Whitedove - I‘m in the U.K. and was able to order one of each from Dreamworld who shipped them to a friend in Australia.

    Might be worth a call, although it was a couple of weeks ago I got mine. Stocks are probably a bit thin by now.
    As I understand it, they got a second lot in after we got ours, it was reported that lot was gone by close of business that day, haven't heard of them getting more since.

    So, I'm guessing if you had yours shipped to a friend over here, they had a no shipping overseas policy too? We ordered up sets for us & someone overseas, we were contemplating seeing if they could ship the second lot over to them directly, but didn't want chance it. After hearing another retailer was refusing customers putting in orders not going to an Australian address, I figured it was safer just to get them sent here & I'd have to ship the sets to them.

    Was one of each the most they'd let you order, or were you only after that much? Just curious as I heard on the first day they didn't apparently have a set limit, but the two times we called up, once each day, the limits were two of each (I was told the dinner was a limit of one per person, but dragon was a limit of two when they restocked, because they received something like three times as many dragon sets).
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,047
    edited January 2019
    ^Yes, they had a no overseas shipping policy - but they were highly professional all the way. I'd emailed them prior to the launch day and they give me all the info I needed back on email advising me to phone to purchase. I called them up around midnight UK time, ordered over the phone and my contact (who is actually a friend of a friend) had the sets about 5 days later.

    I only ordered one of each. Once the boxes get too big, heavy, or obviously have value they tend to get stopped at UK customs and cop a load of charges so I played safe with just one of each. It's a bit of a crapshoot though. I've had £50 worth of polybags sent from the States that incurred a load of charges, yet a multibox of valuable Marina Bay Sands from Hong Kong arrived without so much as a look.

    Bricklink is well worth a look as the shipping to Australia must be better than to Europe. I've also noticed the prices are already creeping up on there. Are the sets sold out in most territories already?


  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    edited January 2019
    ^ Not surprised, they are Lego Certified Store, so it's probably in their best interest to handle such inquiries that way. Meanwhile, it has been alleged elsewhere one of independent retailers interstate told someone over the phone to f-off, they don't ship overseas. Checking their website, they have just recently added a clause stating that any orders for overseas would be cancelled.

    The two Lego Certified Stores are said to be sold out with no chance at this point of getting more (seems they got the bulk of them). Myer & David Jones also got some stock, but from what I'm hearing, only the major stores in selected states got any stock & again, sold out, not likely to get more. Some Toyworld stores did apparently get stock, but as far as I know, none of them located in South Australia did (considering they've only just reopened here, in the old TRU locations, not a surprise), yet again, sold out. A couple of independent retailers in Sydney & Melbourne got a hold of some, also now sold out according to a few people on the OZLUG FB group.

    So at this point, it's unlikely you'll see more Aussie sellers popping up with them, unless the potential for profit becomes more overpowering than the want to build the sets. I'm just glad I managed to get what I got, considering the nearest places to me I know got stock were the LCS in Melbourne (9 hour drive each way) or the LCS at Dreamworld (22 hour drive each way).
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 290
    I emailed the dreamworld store and was told (I’m paraphrasing) sold out, try eBay...
  • PandaXPandaX Member Posts: 19
    Poochy said:
    ^ Not that I am complaining, but for some strange reasons I got charged a lower price than what's shown.  80101 shows ¥7608 and 80102 shows ¥8325, but I am charged ¥7044 for 80101 and ¥7708 for 80102.




    8% sales tax will be deducted automatically if the items shipped outside Japan.  Applied to items shipped by Amazon only, not market seller.
    Poochy
  • EvilTwinEvilTwin UKMember Posts: 119
    I'm in Malaysia at the moment. I found two #80102 sets in a nearby Toys R Us so I bought them. Now I have to decide whether to keep them both, keep one sell one, or sell both. Tough decision.
    Some of the other main Lego sellers I have seen have signs like this. Note "sold out" stickers...


    stluxLittleLoribandit778MegtheCatnychromastonekiki180703LEGOFan2
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,047
    Sold out? Is it time to start panic buying an extra ;-)
    VorpalRyudavetheoxygenmanSumoLegokiki180703LEGOFan2
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    still need to get mine hands on the dragon dance
    LEGOFan2
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    VorpalRyu said:
    One of each to build & one of each for parts for our Chinese Restaurant Modular MOC. The second box is for one lucky Bricksetter in the US who's done similar for us in the past. The big question is now, which one to build first?




    Niiice!!  I'll be in Melbourne in March...Crossing fingers they will still be there. :/
    LEGOFan2
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