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Will vignette Seasonal sets make a comeback?

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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,009
    ^ a TRU in Canada? ;)
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,079
    edited September 2019
    SumoLego said:
    CCC said:
    ...(always on shelves, always reduced in price, etc)...
    Agreed.

    There's still a CHIMA Mammoth Stronghold #70226 sitting on the shelf at Toys 'R' Us.  Clearance price $62.99.
    They had to leave that one TRU open to try and get rid of that CHIMA set ;-)
    Switchfoot55560HeliportFizyxBumblepantsbpk2300Baby_YodaSumoLegoM1J0E
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 360
    SumoLego said:
    CCC said:
    ...(always on shelves, always reduced in price, etc)...
    Agreed.

    There's still a CHIMA Mammoth Stronghold #70226 sitting on the shelf at Toys 'R' Us.  Clearance price $62.99.

    Hey, I still need that... wait, wasn't TRU bankrupt and closed down in the States?
    SumoLego
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,009
    Yeah... :( I miss going to a TRU and looking at sets that were retired everywhere else, but still at TRU. Especially when they were priced at, say, $10 above RRP, then "clearance" priced at $.01 less than RRP...
    DoktorL
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 189
    My wish has been granted! A Halloween vignette is coming this year. Not a Brickheadz. #40423. I like it. I'm overly excited right now. 

    Hopefully this means there will be Thanksgiving and Christmas vignette sets this year, as well. 
    Bumblepantspanchox1
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,866
    Very happy.  I dislike Brickheadz, and even though the Lucky Cat is totally awesome, bring me back some vignettes!
    gmonkey76RonyarLuLegoBumblepantsbpk2300
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,644
    Hasn't the last few years had an every-other cycle to them with vignettes and then character builds? So, no vignettes last year for holidays, but two years ago there were. None the year before that, but then some the year before that one? Maybe my years/sets are a bit mixed up, but the Halloween set seems right on track with what the pattern has been before. BHz never replaced these, but added to purchase options. 
    Cymbelinegmonkey76
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 288
    edited July 2020
    For reference, the sequencing was

    Pre-2013: chunky characters somewhat haphazardly scheduled

    Starting in 2013, a regular 6-set / 5-holiday cadence emerged (Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas & "Winter")

    2013: a mish-mash of vignettes, a heart and a pumpkin, but an increase in volume;
    2014: characters;
    2015: vignettes;
    2016: characters;
    2017: vignettes;
    2018: Brickheadz;
    2019: Brickheadz;
    2020: First 3 sets (VD, Easter & CNY) were Brickheadz.

    Switching gears mid-year is unusual and it will be nearly 3 years since the prior vignettes.  2019 "should have been" vignettes and there was a lot of moaning about "more" BHZ.  Then this year started with still more BHZ and the thought was R.I.P. vignettes.  

    But here we are!  I'm excited for (at least 1) more vignette(s)!!!
    bpk2300KungFuKennySwitchfoot55gmonkey76sid3windr560Heliport
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,421
    It may also be LEGO is more selective in their vignette sets with figures. Maybe they found that the ones that likely sell the best are toward the latter part of the year or that they can be more creative with (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas).
    gmonkey76
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,644
    @thedingman5, thank you for the breakdown. I guess in my mind, sets like #40263 were 2018, not 2017. Yeesh time moves fast. 

    Well, I'm happy to be wrong in this case as I love the vignettes!
    bpk2300thedingman5560Heliport
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 189
    edited August 2020
    YES! Another seasonal vignette is on the way! #40424 
    I figured it would happen, but it still warms my heart :) I'll be in the Disney Springs flagship LEGO store in a couple of weeks, I'm hoping I can pick up both of these awesome sets. 


    560Heliportpanchox1
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,644
    edited August 2020
    Is this posted somewhere?

    Just found the picture. Meh... It's nice to have them back, but can't say I find this one very appealing. 
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,147
    My favorite holiday is Halloween so I am always quite appreciate whenever LEGO decides to do one of these. I think they oscillate really between this and other seasonal items IE BrickHeadz. Either way I don’t complain either I get something I want or I save the money (which we all know is a top priority!)
    mustang69
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 189
    edited May 2021
    This year so far has been much like last year for Seasonal sets, with buildable figures/characters starting it off ( #40463, #30579, #40417, #40462 ), plus one Brickheadz ( #40466 ). 

    I am wondering if they will switch gears to vignettes for Fall and Winter like they did last year. If so, I hope they are true holiday ones (Halloween and Christmas). And hey, what about Thanksgiving! 
    panchox1560Heliport
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 189
    Darn, no vignettes this year it seems. More weird Halloween ornaments (which are a bit confusing to me, but the haunted house ornament is sorta neat) and a buildable figure.

    On to next year! 
    mustang69Bumblepants
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,226
    No vignettes, but I have to admit that the buildable animal figures this year haven't let me down personally at least.  Especially that owl, I love its angry face :)
    Switchfoot55Bumblepants
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 938
    I too miss the vignettes, they were great (I only built the valentines one about a week back).
    But that little haunted house is so sweet I forgive them.
    DoktorL
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,240
    bpk2300 said:
    Darn, no vignettes this year it seems. More weird Halloween ornaments (which are a bit confusing to me, but the haunted house ornament is sorta neat) and a buildable figure.

    On to next year! 
    What, you don't have a Halloween Tree?
    gmonkey76Astrobricksbpk2300KungFuKennySumoLego
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 706
    I know someone who does, and they put up orange and purple lights all over their house.  They're really into Halloween.
    Switchfoot55gmonkey76SumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 298
    edited August 2021
    bpk2300 said:
    Darn, no vignettes this year it seems. More weird Halloween ornaments (which are a bit confusing to me, but the haunted house ornament is sorta neat) and a buildable figure.

    On to next year! 
    What, you don't have a Halloween Tree?

    Ironically, there is a local business that keeps their Christmas tree up all year and decorates it differently based on the season and upcoming holidays; including Halloween. That is, pretty much the only place that does that.

    For me, as someone who grew out of it by age 13, I never saw going overboard in decorating from Halloween. Even when I was little, trick-or-treaters were rare. My grandparents used to decorate for Halloween, but we haven't put the decorations out in 10 years or more.  I live in a small, very rural neighborhood. Most of the kids I grew up with moved out of the area, but one family's kids have moved no more than a half-hour away (and one has actually been interested in buying my folks' place if we finally decide to sell out and move to Florida). They still visit their parents regularly. Only this year did a family move in with a kid under the age of 16. And the only reason being is that it's the grandson of a neighbor and long-time family friend that passed away 5-6 years ago, who moved in his grandmother's house (along with his family), and is completely redoing it (it had run down quite a bit, not helped by renters who moved in 2-3 years ago and trashed the place). Ironically, the only place I went to at age 13 was this same house when his grandmother was still living. She'd always prepare me a big bag every year.

    I do really like buying heavily discounted candy the first week of November...
    KungFuKenny
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