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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:23 pm

No images, but the countdown has begun... 48hrs give or take until the midnight release of the new falcon. Planning on being at Leicester sq store for a special signing event... That said only 150 units will be in store (aledgedly) so if the queues are too big when I get there i will have to turn around and head home... Fingers crossed.
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Postby Bunglebubs » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:11 am

Good luck Monkey, let us know how you get on.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mr-shifter » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:51 pm

monkey_roo wrote:No images, but the countdown has begun... 48hrs give or take until the midnight release of the new falcon. Planning on being at Leicester sq store for a special signing event... That said only 150 units will be in store (aledgedly) so if the queues are too big when I get there i will have to turn around and head home... Fingers crossed.


I'm going to see spurs at Wembley tomorrow. I might come back via the store. Give us a shout if you are there and especially if you bail.

I think if I can get one I will.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:05 pm

Got a sinking feeling. Over on the Lego boards people are talking about camping out, booking hotel rooms etc. Lego may have gotten this wrong and hundreds of people turn up tomorrow, could be some disappointed people...
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:16 am

Ok, total Star Wars Lego brag post coming up.
8 hrs of queue, a wad of cash spent and hey presto.... UCS Falcon
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Postby Dorsetmark » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:09 am

Very nice
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby poncho » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 am

dedication that! look forward to the build pictures 8)

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Postby Palifan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:52 am

The size of that box!!!

Fantastic news that you bagged one, have fun building it (if you end up opening it), would love to see it put together.

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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 am

It will get built, just not sure when :)

It was a fun night, especially given most of it was spent queueing. Quite busy in the end and I don't think I have ever seen 100ks worth of Lego stacked in shipping boxes before...
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Lom » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:45 am

My Dad went up there to get one but came home empty handed - why just have 150? Don't get that...

Already out of stock online but sure they'll be making these for as long as they think they can sell them!
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby lejackal » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:21 pm

Lom wrote:My Dad went up there to get one but came home empty handed - why just have 150? Don't get that...

Already out of stock online but sure they'll be making these for as long as they think they can sell them!

They're already being sold on ebay by shill bidding tossers trying to extract the maximum cash
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby Mr-shifter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:26 pm

Lom wrote:My Dad went up there to get one but came home empty handed - why just have 150? Don't get that...

Already out of stock online but sure they'll be making these for as long as they think they can sell them!


You are right mate. They will make as many of these as they can sell. Anyone willing to pay £650 and be patient will get one, of that I'm sure.

I am also predicting a lot of 2nd hand units. There's seems to be an awful lot of regret on the lego boards this morning.
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby monkey_roo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Yeah, I am only reading Brickset, but there is a growing realisation that the early bird got the worm and the sales have been through the roof.
Lego could have sold 300 last night, maybe 400, but i guess they wanted to keep it tight and had to draw a line somewhere. The thing was the queue didn't really fill up until 5:30/6ish, so there was a really good window of time to get in if you were able (the last part being the key point :) ).

as for the website, anyone hanging out for that option and not thinking the system would crap out was living in a dream world, the stack behind that site is more fragile than a posters ego and has failed at every major launch in the last decade.

What is a shame is local stores haven't been given good stock day one. but for lego they will report world wide sales were so good their entire production run went in 24hrs.

General feeling is that once the hubbub dies down and the gauge their standing stock levels, this will be easy to get for the next few years. It will just be the run between now and christmas that causes a problem
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Postby Lindo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:23 pm

Got mine today, my mate got up at 6.30 this morning and ordered mine along with his, took over an hour for him to log onto his account apparently, will have it within the next 5-7 days apparently woot :D
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Re: The LEGO Corner

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:11 am

monkey_roo wrote:Yeah, I am only reading Brickset, but there is a growing realisation that the early bird got the worm and the sales have been through the roof.
Lego could have sold 300 last night, maybe 400, but i guess they wanted to keep it tight and had to draw a line somewhere. The thing was the queue didn't really fill up until 5:30/6ish, so there was a really good window of time to get in if you were able (the last part being the key point :) ).

as for the website, anyone hanging out for that option and not thinking the system would crap out was living in a dream world, the stack behind that site is more fragile than a posters ego and has failed at every major launch in the last decade.

What is a shame is local stores haven't been given good stock day one. but for lego they will report world wide sales were so good their entire production run went in 24hrs.

General feeling is that once the hubbub dies down and the gauge their standing stock levels, this will be easy to get for the next few years. It will just be the run between now and christmas that causes a problem


Great you managed to get one, Matt. That's a keeper for sure, especially with the photo and squiggle on the box. I agree on your points above. This whole setup was as thinly veiled (transparent) typical marketing excercise. When Lego have only negative news in terms of sales they needed this to be a rip roaring success: Their highest price point and brick count set of their biggest franchise could absolutely not be a failure. They will be able to squeeze the hype on this until well into January and sustain an artificially high level of demand for it by restricting supply.

As much as Lego (claim to) despise the secondary market and want to protect their IP and image, the secondary market is an absolute bellweather of how Lego is doing and where it's going. ATM the secondary market does not look that good at all. The rot started about 3 years ago but is well set now. I just hope that Lego will weather it well and all we'll see if a correction of the RRP and a reduction in the number of sets being churned out. They've become so big, however, that it will be impossible for those to be the only adjustments to the business.

Business press say it's due to the rise of computer games. Bollocks. That doesn't even begin to explain the current difficulties they're experiencing.


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