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  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,348
    Do we know the next time there's going to be double VIP points?
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    Usually in October. But who knows this year. 
    panchox1
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,116
    edited September 24


    What could it be? They say while stocks last so it is not an amazing new downloadable wallpaper. So presumably an amazing new coloured print of the shoes?
    Bumblepantsbpk2300gmonkey76
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,318
    Hmm... shoe colouring sheet?
    Bumblepantshmnicoll1gmonkey76
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 439
    Whatever it is, it'll be gone within the first 2 mins of being revealed.
    madforLEGOgmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,560
    A chance to win shoes signed by someone you never heard!
    madforLEGOgmonkey76
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 383
    Thanks, there are two things coming tomorrow...

    1] the new sweepstake will be to win a pair of the shoes.
    2] some pairs will be available to "buy" with VIP points 15,600 per pair.. so approx £100 a pair.
    KungFuKenny
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,318
    2] some pairs will be available to "buy" with VIP points 15,600 per pair.. so approx £100 a pair.
    I wonder if that means they won’t sell quite so ‘immediately’ as the smaller promotions. The signed Harry Potter sets didn’t last long so I keep thinking I should save my points for a Star Wars equivalent.
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 585

    2] some pairs will be available to "buy" with VIP points 15,600 per pair.. so approx £100 a pair.
    That's not bad, as it's the same price as getting them directly from Adidas. If I had enough points, I'd put them towards a pair.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263
    Good luck, and enjoy the shoes.  Hard and immediate pass on that...
    obi_gMr_CrossKungFuKennyericbgmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,432
    SumoLego said:
    Good luck, and enjoy the shoes.  Hard and immediate pass on that...
    Yep, I’m definitely not cool enough to pull off that kind of fashion...
    pxchrisvanvonfullMr_Crossgmonkey76
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    SumoLego said:
    Good luck, and enjoy the shoes.  Hard and immediate pass on that...
    Yep, I’m definitely not cool enough to pull off that kind of fashion...
    I mean... maybe if the soles lit up I could pull it off...
    vanvonfullCymbelineKungFuKennypanchox1gmonkey76
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,333
    Thirty five years ago with a stonewashed denim jacket, a pair of s**t stoppers, some big sheets of cardboard and a boombox loaded up with Chaka Khan, I still couldn't have carried those off.
    KungFuKennyflorddrdavewatfordgmonkey76SumoLego
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    SumoLego said:
    Good luck, and enjoy the shoes.  Hard and immediate pass on that...
    Yep, I’m definitely not cool enough to pull off that kind of fashion...
    It's not even that. Like... where would you wear them these days? Nightclubs are closed. Parties are forbidden. You don't put on a pair of designer kicks to go shopping or out to dinner.
    KungFuKenny
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 286
    @klinton They're for shopping for LEGO at the LEGO store, duh!
    KungFuKenny560HeliportflordFizyxklintonAstrobricksmic27gmonkey76Oldfan
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,318
    How will they deal with the variety of shoe sizes? I guess a variety of completely different shoe products for the different sizes?

    If I was going to buy them i’d want to know I could buy the size that fits me. I’m neither confirming not unconfirming whether I would actually consider buying a pair.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,467
    Given my experience buying shoes, I can’t understand how anyone would buy shoes you can’t try on first.
    Fizyxdaewoogmonkey76canon03
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    I think these are more for show. A collectors item. 
  • Leandro16Leandro16 New Jersey Member Posts: 85
    The raffle for the sneakers is live.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 991
    What’s the next GWP anyone please?

    I’ve got the elf house in my shopping trolley but this year I’m refusing to budge until a decent GWP comes along!

    Thanks
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,560
    LuLego said:
    What’s the next GWP anyone please?

    I’ve got the elf house in my shopping trolley but this year I’m refusing to budge until a decent GWP comes along!

    Thanks
    Oct 15 you can get a free mini Mindstorms robot set with $100 purchase. Not sure if the date for that is worldwide or not. It looks like a lot of pieces but the subject matter isn't really grabbing my attention.
    KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 439
    And sold out already.  They probably only had 3 pairs.
  • hantothantot UKMember Posts: 272
    And sold out already.  They probably only had 3 pairs.
    VIP rewards are a joke
    The_Rancordaewoogmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,560
    hantot said:
    And sold out already.  They probably only had 3 pairs.
    VIP rewards are a joke
    If you read back the last 50 comments or so you will see they are getting the results they probably wanted: Spending points on raffles, hoarding points in fear of missing out on a great offer in the future, pretty much anything that isn't a cash reward is a plus to them. I even threw away 50 points because I really want a Phoenix minifig so it worked on me too even though I swore it wouldn't. 

    Also making the points ridiculous sums that are hard to keep track of and don't correlate easily to real money also make it anti-consumer.
    bpk2300KungFuKennygmonkey76SumoLego
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 383
    I didn't want the sneakers but was curious so was online watching.. the exact second it loaded on screen for me it was already sold out.
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 549
    Us size 11 freaks can't even enter the sweepstakes. Discrimination! 
    The_RancorKungFuKenny
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 383
    The biggest discrimination is the only ones available are described as "Men's"
    Astrobricks
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,456
    I didn't want the sneakers but was curious so was online watching.. the exact second it loaded on screen for me it was already sold out.
    I'd been umming and ahhing about getting them - purely to sell on. I'd finally decided not to bother. I'd be pretty gutted to have blown £100 of heard-earned VIP points on some ugly shoes that were way too small and were now only worth about £60 before ebay fees. I guess even if they end up being worth £5000, the fact that they sold out so quick probably means I wouldn't have been able to get them anyway.

    The ones that were on ebay with bids this morning weren't going for loads. Something like a day of bidding left though. Someone posted an article about this range of Adidias trainers and it isn't like the range in general is super popular even with sneakerheads.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,318
    edited September 25
    Maybe you stand a higher chance in the sweepstake if you go for really small or really big sizes? UK size 6 seems pretty small for an adult!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,116
    It is a shame that they don't do things like T-shirts. They could do the traditional colours - Black, White, Yellow, Red and Blue - each plain with a simple LEGO logo on the front. I'd save my points and go for one of each. And I'd even wear them! Resale value would probably be low and stocks relatively constant.

    Mr_Crossdaewoo
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 549
    Uniqlo did some nice ones.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,333
    I'd love to see a new range of official LEGO T-shirts, totally agree with @CCC's suggestion. I also love to see other LEGO icons done, some have been done before, like the Classic Moon logo, I'd love to have another one of those since mine wore out...
    I still wish they'd done the MilF logo on a Black T-shirt, it wouldn't even have needed to be exclusive to the black card VIPs, I'd just have liked the opportunity to buy one.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,116
    edited September 25
    Uniqlo did some nice ones.
    Not as VIP rewards though. And the point here is that you can buy similar items already, which keeps the exclusivity out of it. For example, they could do exclusive and limited edition (say 1000) T-shirts with a specific VIP print and they'd go within minutes / hours to anyone with enough points on the day they were released and end up as investments. Whereas do a fairly plain LEGO logo one and it would not be something that goes to 10x the value within minutes of release and therefore is something that people can slowly save points towards and exchange their points maybe six months after they originally saw it as a reward. That is, make it a rewards scheme where you know the rewards and collect towards them rather than a bit of a lottery scheme, where you have to collect points in advance and hope you get lucky checking the rewards page at precisely the right time and day.

    Of course, you could just buy form a place like uniqlo and use the VIP as money off LEGO purchases, but that is what LEGO already did and there was little point to the new rewards scheme.
    Mr_Cross
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 549
    It's weird how those limited patent prints haven't gone out of stock yet....
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 383
    Anyone know if the bug where adding in the VIP Keyring code to your basket nukes your account has been fixed yet ?
  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 834
    Anyone know if the bug where adding in the VIP Keyring code to your basket nukes your account has been fixed yet ?
    Not sure what you mean ' nukes your account ' 
    I've  done order with the code this morning and it seemed to be OK.  

  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,002
    Pate5346 said:
    Anyone know if the bug where adding in the VIP Keyring code to your basket nukes your account has been fixed yet ?
    Not sure what you mean ' nukes your account ' 
    I've  done order with the code this morning and it seemed to be OK.  

    It nuked mine, needed to get my account deleted and reïnstated, new VIP number etc. Whole kerfuffle.

    Heard it works again indeed.
    KungFuKennypanchox1
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,116
    Anyone know if the bug where adding in the VIP Keyring code to your basket nukes your account has been fixed yet ?
    It does work again. Almost too well. I bought two codes and complained about them not working and after about two weeks I got a reply that the promotion was not meant to have started yet. I don't know what promotion they were talking about, but they also refunded my points. But before I got the reply, I had tried again and they both worked fine. I placed two orders and they worked. But I cannot remove the last code from my account. I placed a third order and it again worked adding a keychain automatically although I have not received the order yet so I don't know if it will actually come.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    Well oiled machine...
    daewoogmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,432

    I even threw away 50 points because I really want a Phoenix minifig so it worked on me too even though I swore it wouldn't. 
    I did the same thing— did the ever announce the winners?

    hantot said:
    And sold out already.  They probably only had 3 pairs.
    VIP rewards are a joke
    I agree regarding the sweepstakes and the rare limited quantity items, but I do like being able to get actual bricks in sets like the Creator Fountain, the VW Beetle GWP, etc...
    panchox1stluxgmonkey76
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 383
    @Pate5346 it was in earlier part of this thread, there was a bug where as soon as you added the code it wiped your account and needed a full Lego side rebuild for some people.

    By you (and others) saying it worked for you answers my question, as in the "nuking" was a couple of weeks ago so i've waited a while so they would fix it as wasn't in any rush.
  • mic27mic27 Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 9
    Maybe you stand a higher chance in the sweepstake if you go for really small or really big sizes? UK size 6 seems pretty small for an adult!
    hmm I think that is a good point actually... maybe I should enter just for fun if I have a higher chance. Technically I am UK size 6 and adult! Because I am size 8 in US women's which is 6.5 in US men's which apparently is 6 in UK... 
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 196
    Yesterday I observed every European online retailer offering the Adidas LEGO shoe swiftly crash and/or sell out during the midnight release, and today US online retailers encountered a similar fate at 10am EST.

    Did people purchase for the purpose of wearing?  Or was it just a bunch of speculators buying for a quick flip?  Anyone's guess...

    I may be in the minority, but I love the shoe.  Since I didn't have quite enough VIP points, I managed to purchase a pair today and can't wait to sport them at SDCC 2021, or whenever Comic-Con decides to make their glorious return.
    FizyxAstrobricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,467
    ^ Gasp! You're actually going to wear them?!?! But think of the depreciation!

    Lol, JK. I don't *get* shoe collecting at all. 
    pxchris560Heliportgmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263
    Given my experience buying shoes, I can’t understand how anyone would buy shoes you can’t try on first.
    I know - I have to make sure I can Moonwalk in them before I purchase.

    Tee-Hee!!!
    560HeliportAstrobricksericb
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 356
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Totally agree.  It's a little ridiculous to be confused or confounded by shoe/sneaker collectors whilst in a LEGO Forum.
    Are you kidding? I'm confused about LEGO Collecting sometimes in this LEGO forum. LOL

    Technic, what's that? No Minfigures? Who even wants that? Not ANOTHER Polybag Limited Run UK Only Item! The horror!!!

    :D
    560HeliportSumoLegoAstrobricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263
    Odeinoichus said:
    I'm confused about LEGO Collecting sometimes in this LEGO forum. LOL
    Confusion is my normal state of affairs, but not confusion as to why someone else would collect a ubiquitous home good item that many would consider value-less past their intended manufactured use.

    Now, permit me to go back to hoarding street roadplates.
    gmonkey76stluxFizyxiwybs
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,863
    SumoLego said:
    Odeinoichus said:
    I'm confused about LEGO Collecting sometimes in this LEGO forum. LOL
    Confusion is my normal state of affairs, but not confusion as to why someone else would collect a ubiquitous home good item that many would consider value-less past their intended manufactured use.

    Now, permit me to go back to hoarding street roadplates.
    I have a feeling road plates, if they go somewhere, will be back. Especially if the rumored cost of the new system is true.

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