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29 minutes ago, Prometheus87 said:

There a list of what sets are what specific store exclusives? 

I think it is just the Forge for now. BB Shuttle I think is Amazon? Someone can correct me. All others should be at the normal locations upon release. 

 

Edit: BB Shuttle is not an exclusive. Thank you for the correction!

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19 minutes ago, McMurder_them_softly said:

BB Shuttle I think is Amazon?

It is not.

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1 hour ago, McMurder_them_softly said:

Target in the US. Not sure elsewhere. 

I think with the SW leak, that was the actual figure from a factory leak, while the Armorer was from a catalog. So the catalog would be more likely to show the full figure. At least that is how I understand it. 

Ah, yes. Makes sense. Guess I misremembered what kind of leak the Armorer was.
My bad :blush:

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Mitch

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19 hours ago, THELEGOBATMAN said:

Unfortunately, it's not how it works.

If a set is a retailer exclusive in US, then in Europe (or at least in my country) you can only buy it directly from Lego.

Oh my bad I thought exclusives for Walmart/Targets apply here since the companies operate in North America. 

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On 7/5/2021 at 11:00 PM, Bricktastrophe said:

The Arquitens is listed for $269.99 AUD, and $159.99 USD; even on a good exchange rate the Australian price is still $50.00 and 27% more than the USD price. The Slave 1 is a little better; the US price is 20% less than the Australian price ($49.99 USD, apx. $66 AUD vs. $79.99 AUD). Its pretty confusing when generally speaking the prices are consistent across the US, UK and Europe; demand for lego in Australia and New Zealand has always been high which means Lego should be able to ship in large volumes, confident they will move their product.

Remember that our prices have sales tax included, tax on the Arquitens is about $24.50. The rest of the increased cost is probably to cover transport to such an isolated location compared to the rest of the market. I agree though, if the price is consistent across Europe and that is usually consistent with North America then surely it can be cheaper here. What really sucks for us is that we don't see the stupid low discounts lots of US and European stores give.

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On 7/7/2021 at 2:12 PM, Brikkyy13 said:

Remember that our prices have sales tax included, tax on the Arquitens is about $24.50. The rest of the increased cost is probably to cover transport to such an isolated location compared to the rest of the market. I agree though, if the price is consistent across Europe and that is usually consistent with North America then surely it can be cheaper here. What really sucks for us is that we don't see the stupid low discounts lots of US and European stores give.

At least the 20 percent off sales are very common

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On 7/6/2021 at 11:12 PM, Brikkyy13 said:

Remember that our prices have sales tax included, tax on the Arquitens is about $24.50. The rest of the increased cost is probably to cover transport to such an isolated location compared to the rest of the market. I agree though, if the price is consistent across Europe and that is usually consistent with North America then surely it can be cheaper here. What really sucks for us is that we don't see the stupid low discounts lots of US and European stores give.

With most countries, I tend to think it all balances out between taxes, discounts, region exclusives, etc...but yeah Australia/New Zealand has it worst by far, mostly due to that "shipping to such an isolated location compared to the rest of the market" (I think Australia has a factory, but there's no way it produces enough for the whole country.)

Plus, you guys have to read the instructions upside-down! :laugh:

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As a brit who went to live in Oz briefly in 2012.  I felt like I was getting ripped off constantly on everything and never ever acclimatised to it.   it was around $2 to £1 at the time so in my head I'm thinking, this can of drink would cost me £1 back home, so it must be around $2 right?? WRONG, $4 idiot now cough up.  It was like this all the time.   I suppose its not so bad if you grow up there but knowing what things should cost back home to what I was being charged honestly made me annoyed every single day, probably way more than it should have  :pir-laugh:

 

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2 hours ago, Mandalorianknight said:

With most countries, I tend to think it all balances out between taxes, discounts, region exclusives, etc...but yeah Australia/New Zealand has it worst by far, mostly due to that "shipping to such an isolated location compared to the rest of the market" (I think Australia has a factory, but there's no way it produces enough for the whole country.)

Plus, you guys have to read the instructions upside-down! :laugh:

We Aussies like to complain but the reality is we actually don’t have it that bad. For me at least my complaints are usually just salt bubbling over after seeing ignorant Americans say things like “$40 for an AT-ST? Awesome!” everywhere online and knowing that I’ll never find that same AT-ST for less than $80. We don’t have a factory, (AFAIK the only LEGO factories are in Denmark, Mexico and China) we have a shipping warehouse that only opened in 2018. 

Upside down manuals are least of our worries when venomous red-backed blue-bottle snakesharks are hiding in the pages waiting to kill us with barbecued “shrimp” :laugh::laugh_hard::ugh:

 

Edit: maybe I should’ve read that article better before posting since the point of it seems to be that the data is wrong... and from anecdotal travel experience yeah it is wrong ahahaha. This conversation has been had countless times though... not specifically regarding Australia either. LEGO prices in mysterious ways, most countries around the world probably pay the same for any given set but that’s not to say there aren’t exceptions because there absolutely are. Australia doesn’t have it that bad on the RRP side for most sets once tax and shipping is factored in but we don’t get discounts beyond 20% and stock is sparse so it feels like we do have it bad.

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Man I just want any information about the Gunship because not knowing whether you need to save 350 dollars when you're in high school is tough *huh* After the Slave One and given that there's been nothing heard about them since, I have to wonder if the minifigs were incorrect. It's pretty hard to mistake Windu and Fordo (I know it's not ACTUALLY him but come on :laugh:) but there's still hope I guess. 

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BB just keeps dropping incredible episodes and each episode just gives me more set ideas and theories so here they are.

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Imperial Turbo Tank with Captain Ballast, Injured Crosshair, Young Hera, Cham, 2 P2 clones, and imperial officer

Speeder/Blurrg Chase with 2 P2 clones, Cham, Young Hera, and a freedom fighter

Imperial Gunship with 2 P2 Clones, Injured Crosshair, the imp officer, Captain Ballast

This a long shot but it would be cool to finally get a fig for Orn Free Taa considering he's been in so much stuff: all three Prequels, bunch of CW eps, and BB.

 

 

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2 hours ago, kidtheboss611 said:

BB just keeps dropping incredible episodes and each episode just gives me more set ideas and theories so here they are.

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Imperial Turbo Tank with Captain Ballast, Injured Crosshair, Young Hera, Cham, 2 P2 clones, and imperial officer

Speeder/Blurrg Chase with 2 P2 clones, Cham, Young Hera, and a freedom fighter

Imperial Gunship with 2 P2 Clones, Injured Crosshair, the imp officer, Captain Ballast

This a long shot but it would be cool to finally get a fig for Orn Free Taa considering he's been in so much stuff: all three Prequels, bunch of CW eps, and BB.

 

 

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It really was a great episode! 
However, where did you get the name 'Ballast'? I thought he was addressed as 'Howzer', or was that another?
Out of your ideas, the speeder/Blurgg chase sounds the most probable, but the others are definitely great as well :thumbup: 

 

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Potential gunship info at San Diego Comic Con (At-Home)? They have revealed sets in the past at the event. Plus it is scheduled from July 23-25, which fits the "mid-Summer" advertised more news concerning this set. Just a thought, I have nothing confirmed on this beyond my own excitement and speculation. 

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54 minutes ago, Bardan_Jusik said:

Official images of the advent calendar are up on Instagram

Unless either baby Yoda and the float-pram OR the two "target" things are in separate days, I count 23 individual builds.

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The targets for the E-Web are pretty cool. Solid advent calendar builds but the figures aren’t my cup of tea this time around, would’ve liked some ugly sweaters again or maybe a return to Santa figures, more than just a scarf printed on would’ve been nice.

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8 hours ago, CF Mitch said:
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It really was a great episode! 
However, where did you get the name 'Ballast'? I thought he was addressed as 'Howzer', or was that another?

 

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The Hasbro figures call that character 'Captain Ballast', so I was surprised to hear him called Howzer in the episode. Either there's another clone wearing identical armor or somebody screwed up there.

 

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Why don’t they make a microbuild of a blurggg and a christmas Kuiil. They have an ugnaught mold, right? Could have made him a christmas elf

 

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35 minutes ago, Brikkyy13 said:

The targets for the E-Web are pretty cool. Solid advent calendar builds but the figures aren’t my cup of tea this time around, would’ve liked some ugly sweaters again or maybe a return to Santa figures, more than just a scarf printed on would’ve been nice.

This may actually be one of my favorites. Some people like the santa figures, some people like the ones that are usable in "normal" star wars settings, this one's both. It's festive, but it can also work as just a new torso for more mandalorians.

1 hour ago, Per_SW said:

Unless either baby Yoda and the float-pram OR the two "target" things are in separate days, I count 23 individual builds.

Baby yoda and the pram are separate.

Anyone identified all the builds? So far I've got:

1. Razor Crest 2. ????  3. E-web  4. tusken weapon rack  5. imperial weapon rack  6. luke's x-wing  7. ???  8. stormtrooper  9. E-web targets  10. Tusken Raider  11. Tusken Ballistae  12. scout trooper  13. ???  14. Scarf Mando  15. Tie Fighter  16. hoth speeder bike  17. astro sled  18. Arquitens  19. Slave One  20. Interrogator droid  21. IG-11  22. weapon rack  23. baby yoda  24. Hover Pram.

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8 minutes ago, Kdapt-Preacher said:
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The Hasbro figures call that character 'Captain Ballast', so I was surprised to hear him called Howzer in the episode. Either there's another clone wearing identical armor or somebody screwed up there.

 

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Oh, huh... That does sound like quite a screw up :look:
He would be a cool character to have, though :thumbup: 

The Advent Calendar seems great, I might get one again, after having skipped, the past years.

Regards,
Mitch

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8 hours ago, CF Mitch said:
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It really was a great episode! 
However, where did you get the name 'Ballast'? I thought he was addressed as 'Howzer', or was that another?
Out of your ideas, the speeder/Blurgg chase sounds the most probable, but the others are definitely great as well :thumbup: 

 

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I got the name from the toy box leaks from hasbro a couple of weeks ago. I guess Hasbro got it wrong on the box cause that's what wookiepeida had last night and pre episode but now it says howzer.

 

5 hours ago, McMurder_them_softly said:

Potential gunship info at San Diego Comic Con (At-Home)? They have revealed sets in the past at the event. Plus it is scheduled from July 23-25, which fits the "mid-Summer" advertised more news concerning this set. Just a thought, I have nothing confirmed on this beyond my own excitement and speculation. 

I feel like this is unlikely cause they always release an exclusive set at SDCC and if I remember correctly TLG haven't ever revealed a non-exclusive at SDCC. I think they're gonna continue this terrible trend of letting their LAN members/mouthpieces reveal the sets after they do their little tweet or Insta post. 

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14 minutes ago, kidtheboss611 said:
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I got the name from the toy box leaks from hasbro a couple of weeks ago. I guess Hasbro got it wrong on the box cause that's what wookiepeida had last night and pre episode but now it says howzer.

 

I feel like this is unlikely cause they always release an exclusive set at SDCC and if I remember correctly TLG haven't ever revealed a non-exclusive at SDCC. I think they're gonna continue this terrible trend of letting their LAN members/mouthpieces reveal the sets after they do their little tweet or Insta post. 

Aw bummer...I thought they revealed Obi Wans hut in 2019 and maybe the landspeeder as well? 

I guess thinking it over, that would not make sense, since LEGO members voted for it, revealing it at SDCC doesn't make sense, but then again we also had LEGO Con...

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The obvious time was Lego Con. Wouldn't be surprised if it just gets dropped August 1 and we all end up scrambling :wacko: given how big a mess their website is and how internet-breaking the gunship has the potential to be, this set should have been a pre-order starting at LegoCon. I just want a grainy picture at least. SOMETHING. LET ME MAKE A DECISION. 

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Pre-order would be great! Reduce the mad-dash...this will 100% break the site. 

Unless it looks absolutely atrocious, I'll be picking it up, but some images or even a teaser would be nice...

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