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Re: Lego

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:53 am
by Alex_
Jobbo wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 pm
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Cheers for the heads up, got it while I was in town yesterday. The whole printing off voucher to get discount in-store is just silly and unnecessary, the old system was perfectly fine.

Re: Lego

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:59 am
by Jobbo
I bought mine from the Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham; since they're Merlin rather than Lego owned (though Lego have bought Merlin, so expect that to become an irrelevant distinction) they can't access the VIP points so they just give you a 5% discount if you show proof you're a VIP; an e-mail will do.

Haven't yet used the VIP points under the new system but it does look a faff. However, being able to just tell them my e-mail address in a Lego Store on the other side of the world and get $10 off seemed pretty insecure before!

Re: Lego

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
by Ascender
95% of the Stranger Things set done and..... a single missing brick.

Arse!

Re: Lego

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:54 am
by Alex_
Ascender wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
95% of the Stranger Things set done and..... a single missing brick.

Arse!
Barry or/and Simon will correct me but I think you can ask Lego to send you missing parts (even though it might have been your own fault :oops: ). The Stranger Things set is cracking, need to find time to build it.

Re: Lego

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:32 am
by Jobbo
Lego are apparently very good indeed at sending out missing parts. I have never tried it; I've never actually had a missing part. The few times I've thought I had, I went back through the instructions and realised I'd built it incorrectly (quite easy to check this now you have the parts box for each step in pretty much every set's instructions).

Re: Lego

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:19 pm
by jamcg
I was missing a piece on the technic ocean explorer set, I just filled in a form on the Lego website of what I wanted and it came in the post free of charge

Re: Lego

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:27 pm
by ShockDiamonds
jamcg wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:19 pm
I was missing a piece on the technic ocean explorer set, I just filled in a form on the Lego website of what I wanted and it came in the post free of charge
This.

Re: Lego

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:44 pm
by Barry
Indeed, they take it quite seriously if parts are missing by all accounts. It's called "customer service" or something. I can't recall having a part genuinely missing, like Jobbo said, it's usually a mis-build earlier on.

Re: Lego

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:14 am
by dinny_g
Always worth contacting customer service in these circumstances. You'd be surprised how far some are willing to go to help / gain positive Social Media coverage / avoid negative Social Media coverage etc

I lost a small Plastic Clip on my 15 year old Toro Lawnmower which meant you couldn't lift the front (Turning at the end of each run) without having to re-attach the wheels. I e-mailed Toro in the States, just to see if anything could be done. The very nice admin responded and ask for my name and address and 2 weeks later, an entire new Front Wheel Assembly arrived.

Re: Lego

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:47 pm
by ShockDiamonds
Looking forward to that Land Rover Technic set. That's Christmas sorted.

Re: Lego

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:30 pm
by Jobbo
Argos have a couple of bargain sets on offer currently - 50% off the Technic Porsche 911 RSR and the Ninjago Destiny's Bounty ship. There's also 25% off the Technic Chiron, though I've seen that cheaper previously and won't bite until it's sub-£200. RSR though seems popular on here and it's now only £65.

Re: Lego

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:21 am
by Barry
New Star Destroyer set announcement due today. Leaked pictures are out there, and it looks impressive.

In other news I actually started building a recent purchase, the Harley Creator set. Nothing too exciting in the build so far but I think the finished item will look good 8-)

https://brickset.com/article/45598/7525 ... -announced!

£650!! :o

Re: Lego

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:58 pm
by Orange Cola
Barry wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:21 am
New Star Destroyer set announcement due today. Leaked pictures are out there, and it looks impressive.

In other news I actually started building a recent purchase, the Harley Creator set. Nothing too exciting in the build so far but I think the finished item will look good 8-)

https://brickset.com/article/45598/7525 ... -announced!

£650!! :o
Much less pieces than the Falcon which is the same price and more functionality.

Re: Lego

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:39 pm
by Zonda_
Insane prices, they're toys not high quality display models

Re: Lego

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:39 pm
by Barry
Zonda_ wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Insane prices, they're toys not high quality display models
Arguably they're both, as these UCS sets aren't aimed at children really, hence the UCS moniker. Lego are going after the collector/long term adult fans (with money to burn). Can't say I blame them, I'd have them all if I could justify the outlay and had some way of displaying them! Long pondered the idea of a glass coffee table with the Falcon inside. This SSD mode is impressive in size too.

Our Head of Models (Lego) has requested a set from Billund, hopefully they'll let us have one 8-)

Re: Lego

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:08 pm
by Orange Cola
Oh definitely and I think it’s a very lucrative business model for Lego. I think the thing that keeps bringing people back as an adult is because building a lego model is a complete switch off from the rest of the world taking them back to a time when life was far more simple and which adult doesn’t want that once in a while?

£600? Sounds like value for money when you get massive lego set, several proper switch off hours and something cool to show for it at the end.

Re: Lego

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:25 am
by Barry
Defender is on main Lego site now, available next month. My order will need going in for sure.

https://brickset.com/article/45677/intr ... r-defender

Also out is the silly crane £399 and this rather cute gingerbread house..

https://brickset.com/article/45700/this ... illage-set

Re: Lego

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:30 am
by RobYob
I like the gingerbread house. Might get that for the family to build over Xmas rather than the usual Calendar.

Re: Lego

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 am
by Jobbo
The official video for the Gingerbread House is a bit creepy :lol:

Will definitely be getting the Defender and Gingerbread, definitely not the crane.

Re: Lego

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:52 am
by Richard
RobYob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:30 am
I like the gingerbread house. Might get that for the family to build over Xmas rather than the usual Calendar.
That sounds fun