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Good places to purchase Lego in the US?

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Hello! I'll be visiting the US next month, and I'll mainly be in New York/Washington DC/Boston. I'm not looking to make any big Lego purchases, but I'm hoping to pick up a couple of small sets. I'm primarily looking for 41629 Brickheadz Boba Fett and maybe a few polybags, like 30452 Iron Man and Dum-E. Any recommendations on where I can get these sets, and at good prices perhaps? Thanks in advance!

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not always the good prices but most completed .

Lego Stores. use the "find location" in shop.lego.com

 

amazon.com or walmart target normall have some sales

 

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Depending on the exchange rates, you can just go ahead and buy wherever LEGO is sold! 

For specifics, a store locator is the best bet. I know there is a good New York LEGO store, but there are probably smaller ones in Malls too.

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Lego is sold extensively in my country, but the two sets I mentioned are harder to get / more expensive on the after-market. I'm also hoping to pick up a Lego souvenir from the US, anyway. :tongue:

Thanks for the replies! I've seen that places like Walmart tend to have big sales - where would I get information on those?

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I buy a lot of my LEGO from Target, regardless of what the shelf price is half the time it is much cheaper from their online store. They will price match the cheaper online price at the actual Brick & Mortar store all you have to do is ask and sometimes they will ask to see proof but they can check themselves as well. I save gobs of money this way and really don't understand why some people just seem to be afraid to even ask. 

I usually just tell the cashier at the register but have been occasionally told that I need to go to guest services desk. 

I normally get 20% or more off. Once I even got 60% savings. Also they generally have a very good selection of sets even some exclusives. 

In fact they just had a sale where if you spent over $50 on LEGO you got a $10 gift card, coupled with 20% off that is pretty good in my book, which is why my VIP points status is so low. 

Edit: I do check out Walmart as well as their prices tend to be slightly less than Target's, it just seems their selection is a bit more sparse and their sales are hit or miss. You may find a really good deal one day but not the next. 

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28 minutes ago, Johnny1360 said:

I buy a lot of my LEGO from Target, regardless of what the shelf price is half the time it is much cheaper from their online store. They will price match the cheaper online price at the actual Brick & Mortar store all you have to do is ask and sometimes they will ask to see proof but they can check themselves as well. I save gobs of money this way and really don't understand why some people just seem to be afraid to even ask. 

I usually just tell the cashier at the register but have been occasionally told that I need to go to guest services desk. 

I normally get 20% or more off. Once I even got 60% savings. Also they generally have a very good selection of sets even some exclusives. 

In fact they just had a sale where if you spent over $50 on LEGO you got a $10 gift card, coupled with 20% off that is pretty good in my book, which is why my VIP points status is so low. 

Edit: I do check out Walmart as well as their prices tend to be slightly less than Target's, it just seems their selection is a bit more sparse and their sales are hit or miss. You may find a really good deal one day but not the next. 

Ah, I see. I'll try to hit up Walmart and Target, then. Do they stock up on polybags as well? Thanks for your detailed response, by the way!

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Yes with Target they have many different polybags available at a time, however they are situated at the checkout lines, not with the rest of the LEGO. Walmart has them as well though not as much variety, with the rest of the sets. 

With Target I also check the clearance area in the toy department, I picked up a bunch of Friends polybags for 40% off just yesterday. Good parts packs if nothing else. 

edit: Actually just broke my all time record 80% off 72005 at Target today. $10 for 569 pieces not to bad, the set isn't all that good but has loads of useful parts. 

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On 4/26/2019 at 6:07 AM, Aethersprite said:

Ah, I see. I'll try to hit up Walmart and Target, then. Do they stock up on polybags as well? Thanks for your detailed response, by the way!

I don’t know about the states you are visiting, but I was in a Walmart in a different state earlier this year, and they definitely had polybags. I picked up two different ones from TLM2. They were situated in bins at the end of the toy aisles.

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On 4/23/2019 at 3:37 AM, Aethersprite said:

I'm primarily looking for 41629 Brickheadz Boba Fett

 

Hasn't that one retired? It is long gone in the UK and looking at prices on BL, I imagine it is gone from retail stores in the US. The cheaper ones are from Hong Kong, so maybe look closer to home!

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:14 PM, Johnny1360 said:

Yes with Target they have many different polybags available at a time, however they are situated at the checkout lines, not with the rest of the LEGO. Walmart has them as well though not as much variety, with the rest of the sets. 

With Target I also check the clearance area in the toy department, I picked up a bunch of Friends polybags for 40% off just yesterday. Good parts packs if nothing else. 

edit: Actually just broke my all time record 80% off 72005 at Target today. $10 for 569 pieces not to bad, the set isn't all that good but has loads of useful parts. 

 

15 hours ago, AmperZand said:

I don’t know about the states you are visiting, but I was in a Walmart in a different state earlier this year, and they definitely had polybags. I picked up two different ones from TLM2. They were situated in bins at the end of the toy aisles.

I see. Thanks for the tips! I'll look for them near the checkout lines.

 

14 hours ago, MAB said:

Hasn't that one retired? It is long gone in the UK and looking at prices on BL, I imagine it is gone from retail stores in the US. The cheaper ones are from Hong Kong, so maybe look closer to home!

Oh, I hadn't realized that. That's a pity. I'll still try to keep a lookout for it!

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