Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

LEGO sets to buy

191012141517

Comments

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    edited February 2019
    Definitely - this is squarely for kids that love building dinosaurs.  I am sure they'll sell very well.

    Dinosaur Mech?  Take my money!
    terfstengmonkey76pharmjodBaby_Yodastluxsid3windr
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 275
    I love all things dinosaur so I would love to see this become an evergreen theme with all kinds of dinos. That being said my favorite line ever is still the Dino line from 2012 because it was similar but was a Lego in house IP which meant Lego could do whatever stories and sets they wanted to come up with. These are closer to that so I'm happy :)
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,824
    I really like the look of #60223 Harvester Transporter and #60222 Snow Groomer. And #70841 Benny's Space Squad is going to be an essential purchase. Besides those, I just want the Wizard of Oz CMFs and the Hidden Side boat.  

    Still a lot of backlog builds from 2017/18 in the cupboard, and I want to pick up some 2018 stuff I missed like the Hospital and a couple of the small-to-medium Hogwarts sets.
    Brickchap
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,822
    I really have to cut down what I buy this year on the basis of running out of space. so it is the avengers Endgame sets and the D2C Star wars sets this year. I might get the dinosaurs from the Jurassic park sets as I really want to make a Natural History museum but I have no interest in the rest of the sets. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    terfsten said:
    I love all things dinosaur so I would love to see this become an evergreen theme with all kinds of dinos.
    It does surprise me that there isn't an evergreen dinosaur theme of some sort.  It seems to reappear atleast every five years, (with only a couple of years of retirement) so perhaps we'll see these JW sets regularly for awhile.  

    Kids love dinosaurs, preteen secret ninjas, heavy machinery, cops/robbers, superheroes, and friends.  For the health of the brand, I'm happy that market continues to flourish.

    (I think trains, pirates, space and castles are less popular.  Which reflects today's children's interests.)
    catwranglergmonkey76terfstenCurvedRoadPlate
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    SumoLego said:

    (I think trains, pirates, space and castles are less popular.  Which reflects today's children's interests.)
    For what it's worth I think that some of that stuff is clearly still popular, just not necessarily in the same sorts of contexts as how it was portrayed in classic LEGO themes. Like, LEGO has obviously seen plenty of market for more fantastical, sci-fi, and fairy tale styles of castle in recent years. Likewise, space stuff shows up all the time in Star Wars, Super Heroes, City, and the various LEGO movies.
    And while these kinds of trends in the preferred context for these types of building and play experiences like those is often perceived as generational, I think there's more to it than that. After all, plenty of popular non-LEGO toys and cartoons in the 80s like Masters of the Universe or Thundercats had equally non-traditional takes on some of these concepts.
    So mashing up concepts kids know and like in order to create something that stands out from the stuff they're used to is far from a new concept. It's just one that LEGO didn't do so much of in the 80s and 90s, possibly because at that time Europe was still their primary market, and many European countries' tastes in toys and cartoons were a lot more conservative back then.
    After all, it's well known that even a lot of the stuff in today's sets that AFOLs now take for granted like laser guns, skeleton/ghost/zombie minifigures, bricks in various shades of green and grey, black-colored spaceships and spacesuits, etc. were initially contentious among the LEGO Group's management due to concerns about anything grim, scary, or warlike alienating buyers. So who knows how much other stuff in sets today might have also been popular back then if LEGO had been able and willing to move in those kinds of directions at that time?
    catwranglergmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Aanchir said:
    ...just not necessarily in the same sorts of contexts as how it was portrayed in classic LEGO themes...
    Completely agree.  And I did mean the 'traditional' (classic) version of those themes.  Clearly Ninjago and Nexo played on interpretations of traditional themes.  And Star Wars tries very hard to suffocate the sci-fi space market.

    AFOLs want the classic versions... and likely only AFOLs.
    gmonkey76terfstenpharmjodmak0137
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,098
    Where’s the Pirates?
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Ninjago had desert pirates.  PotC also was a proxy.  I'm sure we'll have some TLM2 Apocalypse piratey folk...
    catwranglergmonkey76
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,532
    I want Ice Pirates. That'll cover space and pirates.
    VorpalRyuSumoLegocatwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Hoth Pirates?  I think SW has that covered...
    VorpalRyugmonkey76
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    gmonkey76 said:
    I want Ice Pirates. That'll cover space and pirates.
    Don't think TLG would touch the Ice Pirates with a ten foot barge pole...
    See the Best Good-Bad Movies of All-Time thread for details...
    gmonkey76SumoLegoBrickchapBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    edited February 2019
    Shiver me Timbers!

    (Ugh.  I groaned at my own utterance.  I seriously considered deleting this entire post.  But it must remain.)
    GothamConstructionCoVorpalRyudmcc0gmonkey76OubirdMynatt
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    I think one of the tricky things about Pirates is that it’s seemingly never been as consistently popular as Town/Space/Castle. Like, even though it gets lumped in with those as one of the core themes of the 90s, it launched a decade later than the rest and only ran for about nine years before being retired. Aside from re-releases and the 4+ Pirates sets in 2004, it was 12 years before the next wave of new Pirates sets came out, and then another six years before another one. And unlike Space, it doesn’t even have a competing license that can really account for those long gaps.

    To put things in perspective… Bionicle has spent more years as an active theme than Pirates, and Ninjago’s on its way to surpassing either theme’s record for consecutive years of new sets.

    I don’t mean to insinuate that Pirates is not a big deal or not a theme LEGO has an incentive to keep revisiting, but it’s never been quite as big a deal as the other classic themes it’s often grouped with.

    Also, for what it’s worth, even Castle and Space have always been secondary to Town/City in terms of number of sets… particularly considering that in the 80s and 90s some categories that are now considered part of City like Trains and Boats were treated as separate themes.

    So a case could be made that some of the reduced priority on some of these classic themes is not because they have outright declined in popularity since the 90s, but simply failed to keep pace with other in-house themes like Friends and Ninjago that have proven more capable of approaching a similar level of consistent, year-on-year sales strength to Town/City.

    (I do still believe another Castle theme is probably coming soon, though, based on comments from LEGO designers and the Castle theme’s track record of being reinvented every three or four years, even alongside Castle-adjacent movie licenses like Harry Potter and The Hobbit.)
    catwranglerKoolbrix2018
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,385
    the one thing really exciting in pirates are the ships and they tend to be expensive. there's also a lack of imperial boats, that may limit playability when you have big pirate ships, but imperials barely have any.
    LittleLoriBrickchap
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,703
    SumoLego said:
    Shiver me Timbers!

    (Ugh.  I groaned at my own utterance.  I seriously considered deleting this entire post.  But it must remain.)
    You may have to leave it there, but you can't force me to like it! :-P
    SumoLegodmcc0
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 532
    The new Marvel Endgame sets have been revealed and I advice caution, I am however going to say that the Hall of Armor will be a hot seller but I am only interested in: #76131 Avengers Compound Battle and the set will be used to construct my Imperial military base, I'll just use the figures in stands. Let me know what you think:

    https://brickset.com/article/42528/avengers-endgame-sets-revealed!
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 179
    Hall of Armor is going to be a major seller, for sure.  I look forward to seeing some impressive MODs to house full collection of Iron Man variants.
    Lordmoral
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    There are already loads of MOCs of the Hall of Armour, and some have been on IDEAS.

    Lordmoral
  • VioletGiraffeVioletGiraffe AquazoneMember Posts: 1
    What's the deal with Hall of Armor? The set looks thoroughly unimpressive, and overpriced at that. I also don't see 524 pieces there unless you disassemble every minifig and count each bit as a part.
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 810
    What's the deal with Hall of Armor? The set looks thoroughly unimpressive, and overpriced at that. I also don't see 524 pieces there unless you disassemble every minifig and count each bit as a part.
    That's how all part counts work. Unless you were talking about pulling off the arms, hands, and individual legs.

    With so many repeated wall sections built up of small parts, I can definitely understand the part count. Add in the large number of figs (fig parts being, on the whole, more expensive than typical building elements) and the price doesn't surprise me much either.
    stluxAanchirgmonkey76SumoLegoLordmoralmadforLEGO
  • ArtfulDodgerArtfulDodger Member Posts: 105
    I heard that the street date for the new Avengers:Endgame sets is 3/31. Can anyone confirm?
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 503
    I heard that the street date for the new Avengers:Endgame sets is 3/31. Can anyone confirm?
    Hmm, which month is the 31st month? I thought there were only 12....!
    sid3windr
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    I heard that the street date for the new Avengers:Endgame sets is 3/31. Can anyone confirm?
    They are already out in Europe in most shops, but [email protected] will release them april 1st. 
    Baby_Yoda
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 781
    I heard that the street date for the new Avengers:Endgame sets is 3/31. Can anyone confirm?
    Hmm, which month is the 31st month? I thought there were only 12....!
    Here in 'Murica, dates are listed month/day/year. 
    As for the street date, I've no idea.
    gmonkey76
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 503
    Here in 'Murica, dates are listed month/day/year. 
    As for the street date, I've no idea.
    Yeah, I’m aware of that, and always found it a bit... silly 😉
    gmonkey76sid3windrLordmoral
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 532
    The newest sets in the Space City line have been revealed and I am I terested in two to mix with the two Oveewatch sets (Gibraltar Station and Tracer vs Widowmaker) to make a Space Research and Development Center for my civilian population in my Star Wars City. The two sets that I know for a fact beyond a doubt are getting acquired by me are:
    - 60225-1 Rover Test Drive; 
    - 60227-1 Moon Base.
    I am also aware of one particular Creator set that can add to my City:
    - 31097 Townhouse.
    560Heliportbpk2300MaffyD
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 825
    Oh my god, the new fire chief truck has a must have new printed piece.  I want a million of them.
    pharmjodBumblepantsIan_SMegtheCatCymbelineLyichirAanchirsid3windr
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 532
    Another great City set that I need to have (I will probably not buy City Center and will instead save $$$):
    - 60233-1: Donut Shop Opening and that crane is awesome.


    MegtheCatjhuntin1Brickchapsid3windr
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 532
    I am considering removing 60200 City Center in favor of Donut Shop Opening (estimated $100), a big difference on money and values for me. If 31097 Town and Pet Shop is $90 then I will gladly skip it as well. I will however buy a few baseplates to continue building my City and getting some single road plates with T road (x2 and another x2 on another order).
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    edited May 2019
    Is there a thread on the new mars/city sets? I haven't seen what all there is yet
    Lordmoral
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 79
    edited May 2019
    Re my prior on JP/JW, I was mainly referring to the fact that there's a veritable gold mine of stuff from the first two movies, already designed for the game--all the have to do is as Malcolm said "patent it, and package it, and slap it on a plastic lunch pail..."

    I don't have the wheels, brushguard or undercarriage fully rendered, or any figures added, but right now in LDD4.3 the Explorer weighs in at 261 pieces, probably completed at 300 or less including minifigs. Child's play to box two of 'em up with figures, a fence section, restroom and Rexy. Or, with a few things still left to render and some support struts to delete, the preliminary Mobile Lab re-render is 1537 pieces, probably end up being not much more once you add figures and accessories or a T-rex. Muldoon's flattop Jeep from the rex chase, a paltry 154 bricks fully ready-to-build. The two Mercedes from TLW with one full side on each to render are about 550 pieces combined; the plane from JP3, with an entire side of the fuselage and and much of the floor and internal structure to do, about 700, 60 studs across and similar in length.

    Point was, rather than just pulling stuff out of thin air, why not make stuff that we've been saying "Shut Up and Take Our Money" for longer than some members of this site's entire lives? I mean, I don't begrudge this line its existence, just saying that there's plenty of market for the classics too. Oh, but that wouldn't fit the "Out With Old In With New" attitude everybody and their freakin' dog has today...

    As for sets to buy this year, my list...


    2019 LEGO

    Books
    X--Jurassic Hero
    ---Amazing Vehicles
    ---Christmas Ideas

    Polybags
    ---3.99 30365 Satellite (City Space)
    X--30383 Naboo Fighter
    X--30384 Snowspeeder
    X--30461 Podracer

    Seasonal
    ---10267 unknown Winter Village set
    ---75245 SW Advent Calendar
    ---60235 City Advent Calendar
    ---75964 Potter Advent Calendar (over protest; anything Warner is only my personal Blacklist but my aunt will REALLY want this... maybe I can get my mother, who has all the spine of a jellyfish when it comes to standing-on-principle, to take care of this for her, since it's HER sister.)


    Star Wars
    X--Microfighters (all ordered)


    City
    ---60224 Maint. Mission Shuttle
    ---60225 Rover Test Drive
    ---60226 Mars Research Shuttle
    ---60227 Moon Base
    ---60228 Space Research Rocket Ctrl Ctr
    ---60229 Rocket Transport
    ---60230 People Pack: Space R&D

    JP/JW
    ---19.99 75934 Dilo on the Loose
    ---59.99 75935 Baryonyx Face-Off
    ---unk 75936 unknown large D2C
    ---59.99 75937 Triceratops Rampage
    ---89.99 75938 T-rex v Dino-Mech Battle

    (maybe) Hidden Side--looks to me like a cheesy Ghostbusters knockoff, but at least the boat and train look well designed
    ---19.99 70418 Lab
    ---29.99 70419 Boat
    ---29.99 70420 Graveyard
    ---39.99 70421 Truck
    ---49.99 70422 Diner
    ---59.99 70423 Bus
    ---89.99 70424 Train
    ---129.99 70425 High School

    Lordmoral
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 532
    Boomstick said:
    Is there a thread on the new mars/city sets? I haven't seen what all there is yet
    You are free to discuss what you want and your thoughts here so long as you still list the sets you plan on buying.
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 532
    edited May 2019
    Re my prior on JP/JW, I was mainly referring to the fact that there's a veritable gold mine of stuff from the first two movies, already designed for the game--all the have to do is as Malcolm said "patent it, and package it, and slap it on a plastic lunch pail..."

    I don't have the wheels, brushguard or undercarriage fully rendered, or any figures added, but right now in LDD4.3 the Explorer weighs in at 261 pieces, probably completed at 300 or less including minifigs. Child's play to box two of 'em up with figures, a fence section, restroom and Rexy. Or, with a few things still left to render and some support struts to delete, the preliminary Mobile Lab re-render is 1537 pieces, probably end up being not much more once you add figures and accessories or a T-rex. Muldoon's flattop Jeep from the rex chase, a paltry 154 bricks fully ready-to-build. The two Mercedes from TLW with one full side on each to render are about 550 pieces combined; the plane from JP3, with an entire side of the fuselage and and much of the floor and internal structure to do, about 700, 60 studs across and similar in length.

    Point was, rather than just pulling stuff out of thin air, why not make stuff that we've been saying "Shut Up and Take Our Money" for longer than some members of this site's entire lives? I mean, I don't begrudge this line its existence, just saying that there's plenty of market for the classics too. Oh, but that wouldn't fit the "Out With Old In With New" attitude everybody and their freakin' dog has today...

    As for sets to buy this year, my list...


    2019 LEGO

    Books
    X--Jurassic Hero
    ---Amazing Vehicles
    ---Christmas Ideas

    Polybags
    ---3.99 30365 Satellite (City Space)
    X--30383 Naboo Fighter
    X--30384 Snowspeeder
    X--30461 Podracer

    Seasonal
    ---10267 unknown Winter Village set
    ---75245 SW Advent Calendar
    ---60235 City Advent Calendar
    ---75964 Potter Advent Calendar (over protest; anything Warner is only my personal Blacklist but my aunt will REALLY want this... maybe I can get my mother, who has all the spine of a jellyfish when it comes to standing-on-principle, to take care of this for her, since it's HER sister.)


    Star Wars
    X--Microfighters (all ordered)


    City
    ---60224 Maint. Mission Shuttle
    ---60225 Rover Test Drive
    ---60226 Mars Research Shuttle
    ---60227 Moon Base
    ---60228 Space Research Rocket Ctrl Ctr
    ---60229 Rocket Transport
    ---60230 People Pack: Space R&D

    JP/JW
    ---19.99 75934 Dilo on the Loose
    ---59.99 75935 Baryonyx Face-Off
    ---unk 75936 unknown large D2C
    ---59.99 75937 Triceratops Rampage
    ---89.99 75938 T-rex v Dino-Mech Battle

    (maybe) Hidden Side--looks to me like a cheesy Ghostbusters knockoff, but at least the boat and train look well designed
    ---19.99 70418 Lab
    ---29.99 70419 Boat
    ---29.99 70420 Graveyard
    ---39.99 70421 Truck
    ---49.99 70422 Diner
    ---59.99 70423 Bus
    ---89.99 70424 Train
    ---129.99 70425 High School

    You aren't a fan of the JW sets but you sure are aiming for all of them (only the Triceraptops and Baryonyx for me) and as for the Hidden Side that school bus. For City: Rover Test Drive and Moon Base, as well as the Donut Shop Opening.
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 79
    I'm a collector. Besides, all I really need is the characters and dinosaurs, if I really get annoyed enough there's Bricklink and Pick-a-Brick. I USED to have a whole folder of designs-in-progress on my Dropbox I was sharing for other Classic fans, but some schmuck deciding he had to pee in the punchbowl this morning with a lame "you're sued for $100" on DB got that cut off.

    Congratulations, Leo Straight, you lose! You get NOTHING! GOOD DAY, SIR!
    Lordmoral
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 924
    The price points on the Hidden Side sets are great! I think I focus so much on buying licesnsed sets that I tend to forget thag first party themes are much more reasonably priced. Ima need all of these! 

    https://www.brothers-brick.com/2019/05/08/lego-hidden-side-augmented-reality-theme-sets-revealed-news/
    BumblepantsstluxLordmoral
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,161
    klinton said:
    The price points on the Hidden Side sets are great! I think I focus so much on buying licesnsed sets that I tend to forget thag first party themes are much more reasonably priced. Ima need all of these! 

    https://www.brothers-brick.com/2019/05/08/lego-hidden-side-augmented-reality-theme-sets-revealed-news/
    Yeah especially once they go 20-30% off on Amazon etc. I am slightly concerned the Diner isn't in the group but it probably will be a retailer exclusive to Target or something. Even the ones I am not as excited about will be great parts packs (especially the train) when on sale or clearance.
    Lordmoral
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 199
    I still have to get the modular so waiting for that to stop being a Lego exclusive and they usually start to come onto the shelves here around this time of year.
    I do like that Batmobile that is coming later this year.
    The Harry Potter Hogwarts Clocktower is a definite purchase as well as the Knight Bus and Hagrids hut

    Hopefully we get more Star Wars 20th Anniv sets and I'll pick them up as I want all the Anniversary Minifigs. Will be picking up Darth Vaders Castle and the Tantive IV soonish.
    I mostly hate Disney Star Wars but if a set looks good I'll probably end up buying it so hoping for some good Episode 9 sets. Hopefully a new look X Wing. Or a new Kylo Ren TIE Fighter. (That was a great looking set and one of my favs to this day)
    Lordmoral
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,182
    I'm really hoping for a Resistance X-Wing with correct wings.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 761
    I'm still personally hoping for an Impedance j-omega-Wing.  Time will tell, methinks.
    dmcc0
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 635
    M1J0E said:
    #10264: DD last year beat out DO for my fav modular with the streamline moderne style, so to continue the architecture, with a cool garage theme, all built on a 45, I definitely have to get this one, even if it’s not the best modular ever.  Or at least it looks closer to earlier modules.  Guess I’ll tile the floor & add the extra builds from #75875.  The towtruck from #60137 should be a nice size as well to bring it into the modern era with modern 4-wide vehicles for nice scaling & not overpowering the buildings.

    #60214: That little burger bar looks awesome!  Even if I have no need for a fire truck.  But if I can find it cheap enough on sale.  Maybe combine it with #41349 for something interesting in a city setting.

    #60240: who can argue with another cool 4-wide to add variety to city streets when it’s available for impulse buy money.  

    The Flintstones: Whatever this set turns out to be, I’m sure to buy it.  I usually roll my eyes at some of the IP based Ideas sets, but well this is an IP that I like so that’s totally different LOL

    Other than that, it might be a catch up kinda year.  I still need Parisian Restaurant and Ninjago City (and Docks) for my Modular/city interests.  Statue of Liberty for Architecture.  I’d like to try my hand at technic with the Mack truck.  And last but not least, it’d be nice to buy both the Winter Village Fire Station AND whatever set is new next year to “catch up” instead of always being a year behind.  


    Time to have a recap on where I’m at for the year:
    2019 Sets Purchased:
    #30364 - cute little set that I haven’t built yet
    #40334 - Cost $130 but I got a free #76108 with it.

    That is all.  Uh yeah.  Not that the year has been without purchases, Costco had great deals on Ninjago city (have yet to build), and the Mack Anthem (built the tractor only, have to do the trailer yet).  Also the Old fishing store got bought on Amazon thanks to the eagle eyes watching for it on here.  And to go with #76108, I had to buy #76102 on sale at walmart.  And my wife, who hadn’t yet built a modular, bought me the Parisian restaurant (she built it) when I gave her the VIP credits.  But that leaves so many more 2019’s yet to buy!

    Need to purchase (larger sets, there’s probably a few ‘smalls’ I haven’t listed that can come home with me):
    #10264 - at least I know I’ll have a bit of time before really needing to buy this, but will add it to my street soon.  
    #10265 - my favorite car, and I have yet to try a vehicle D2C set.
    #10769 - as an AFOL I’ve never done the juniors sets, but do collect all the city RV’s.  This one looks kinda nice & has the neat cabin & sign too to make a campground.  Maybe if I can find it on sale.
    #21046 - but I might do Statue of Liberty first, not sure yet.
    #21316 - Still an absolute must buy for me!  Should work well into a city scene.
    #41379 - that one pic has me contemplating a friends addition to the city (that isn’t my wife’s purchase), since the Oscar Meyer weinermobile from a couple years back.  That actually looks like a really cool city scale building!  Of course with a restaurant, though I have no interest in the theme as a whole, #70422 might be cool too.
    #60214 - still a city set worth getting.
    #70831 - a minifig scale house with all 4 walls, perfect for my modular city, with serious retro town vibes, I need to get this.
    #76125 - I’m thinking, as a set collector, this set would be perfect to use to display ANY minifigs.  Might have to get it for more than just the iron men.
    #76131 - maybe the best movie set of the wave, what I think is an awesome looking city scale building!  Yeah it’s got a helicopter, but not a huge one that makes up most of the set.  But oof the price.  That was the second reason I had to pick #76108 to get #40334, the other being that the Santorum is just an all round bigger more finished (4 walls) building.

    Ok uh yeah time to get shopping!

    Lordmoral
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,385
    except for CMFs, monastery of spinjitzu is the only 2019 set I've purchased this year so far. other purchases this year were the ninjago stormbringer from last year and the creator expert london bus.

    planned purchases are mostly ninjago stuff, like lloyd's mech or the land bounty.

    probably one or 2 TLM2 sets, like the statue and pop up party bus.
    some overwatch stuff, not sure which ones.
    maybe the warmachine buster since I miss both of the heroes included.
    maybe the mustang, unless they release some even cooler car.
    maybe hidden side stuff.

    oh and hogwarts castle
    Lordmoral
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Definitely both Star Wars battle packs, Tracer vs. Widowmaker, Bastion, Benny's Squad, Emmet's Thricycle, perhaps the Party Bus?, the Minecraft Pirate Ship, and a couple of sets from last wave like the X-Wing and Whomping Willow.
    Welp, I've completed this whole list except for the Overwatch sets due to their exclusivity. I can wait as long as I need to since their prices on [email protected] or Amazon won't change much until they retire, but it's been four months so they're my next priority. I've actually done pretty good this year. Hopefully I won't have much more to collect until the next wave of sets is released.
    Lordmoral
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Definitely both Star Wars battle packs, Tracer vs. Widowmaker, Bastion, Benny's Squad, Emmet's Thricycle, perhaps the Party Bus?, the Minecraft Pirate Ship, and a couple of sets from last wave like the X-Wing and Whomping Willow.
    Welp, I've completed this whole list except for the Overwatch sets due to their exclusivity. I can wait as long as I need to since their prices on [email protected] or Amazon won't change much until they retire, but it's been four months so they're my next priority. I've actually done pretty good this year. Hopefully I won't have much more to collect until the next wave of sets is released.
    Still trying to make sense of TLG giving Amazon all of the Overwatch sets as exclusives, considering how rarely TLG actually reduces the price for stuff on [email protected], I'm ready to write off getting them.

    I'm currently looking at 95 of 251 sets bought (so we're about 37% done at the moment), but it's looking like I might have to revise our list as a few sets have recently been given yellow clearance tags (20% off or less, yeah, great "clearance" prices, not), including a couple of TLM2 sets, so I'm suspecting we'll be seeing another round of sets retired early in our region.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 924
    klinton said:
    Right now I'm just hyped for the Lego Movie stuff. I need all of it. I can't wait to see what else Lego has in the pipe for the theme. 

    Other than that, it'll just be the usual DC sets and random "that looks fun to build" buys for me. 
    I'm pretty much on track. I've still got to grab #76117. I've had it in my hands on several occasions, but it's just such an ugly set that I talk myself out of pulling the trigger. It's really all about Firefly and Flash's dual molded legs for me. I have two more TLM2 sets to grab, #70837 and #70839, but I'm trying to put off getting them, as then there will be no more new TLM2 sets to enjoy until the last wave at year's end. We'll see how long I can actually resist though, hahaha. Outside of my original post, I've picked up a couple of Creator and City sets and some of the Disney CMFs (Scrooge!!).

    I really need to put the Flintstones and Steamboat Willie sets on my 'wanted' list though. I legit completely forget they exist every time I hit up the Lego Store. Those two, a couple of the summer Batman sets, the Hidden Side sets (I can't wait for these!), and the (presumed) third wave of TLM2 sets will probably fill up my Lego buys for this year. It's been a really good year, imho! I honestly can't recall the last time I was this excited for so many sets. It's been a pretty constant buzz for me since the year kicked off. :D

    VorpalRyu said:
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Welp, I've completed this whole list except for the Overwatch sets due to their exclusivity. I can wait as long as I need to since their prices on [email protected] or Amazon won't change much until they retire, but it's been four months so they're my next priority. I've actually done pretty good this year. Hopefully I won't have much more to collect until the next wave of sets is released.
    Still trying to make sense of TLG giving Amazon all of the Overwatch sets as exclusives, considering how rarely TLG actually reduces the price for stuff on [email protected], I'm ready to write off getting them.
    I didn't even realize these were 'exclusive'? Here in Canada they're available literally everywhere. I've seen them at Walmart, TRU, and even at Indigo Books. 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    edited May 2019
    klinton said:
    VorpalRyu said:

    Still trying to make sense of TLG giving Amazon all of the Overwatch sets as exclusives, considering how rarely TLG actually reduces the price for stuff on [email protected], I'm ready to write off getting them.
    I didn't even realize these were 'exclusive'? Here in Canada they're available literally everywhere. I've seen them at Walmart, TRU, and even at Indigo Books. 
    Don't know about TLG's arrangements in the North American region or Europe, but for Australia, TLG gave Amazon Australia the exclusive on the entire Overwatch theme, dumb move on their part, can't see Amazon AU selling many. Amazon Australia has gained the reputation of taking over where TRU left off when they started selling more than just books (before TRU went bust, Amazon AU only sold books & a limited amount of other items like camping equipment, phone covers, etc).

    A good percentage of Amazon AU's own prices for Lego sets are above RRP, if they actually put those sets on sale, the % off is generally less than the amount they marked up the set to begin with. While they do have some really good bargains from time to time, it's usually a case of blink & you'll miss them, even if you do manage to order, there's a good chance you'll just end up getting refunded (I'd estimate about forty odd people just on one FB group complaining about cancelled orders for #75217 at $57 & #75220 at $122).
    klinton
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    edited May 2019
    Yep, Amazon and [email protected] are both pretty terrible places to buy Lego from in Australia, and they've dedicated a whole theme to just those two.
    VorpalRyuklintonLordmoral
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 924
    Geeze. I was aware of your issues with [email protected] over there from previous comments you've made. I had no idea that Amazon was ass there too. There's really no winning there, eh? :/
    Lordmoral
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

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.