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  1. Agreed. Watched since its release last year and no significant change from MSRP on any of the big sites: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Jet.com, and the now defunct TRU.
  2. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    I'm envious of those EU Amazon price drops. 2017 and 2018 Q1 sets have been locked at MSRP on US Amazon. I have been watching the MACK truck since it came out and its been stuck at $179.99 US. Same with last years flagship even! Incredible....
  3. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    How do I report as well? I blocked user but that doesn't block the boards I see from him...
  4. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    Not to get off topic but it appears that the general lego technic boards are getting flooded by a chinese spammer. Any chance a moderator can boot the responsible user.
  5. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    Wish we saw some price drops on last year's 2H sets in the USA. 42069 and 42070 have not budged on amazon. The firetruck did get a $20 discount at a bunch of stores during the holiday; however, I am a pass on that one. 42069 https://keepa.com/#!product/1-B07212T2BV 42070 https://keepa.com/#!product/1-B07146N1MP Given Toys R Us botched my 42053 Volvo order which would have saved me 20% and now its is out of stock everywhere...looks like 2017 was a no LEGO year for me. Hopefully, this year's sets have a few more sales...
  6. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    I must give lego a little credit. On FB, it looks like they did come up with a cross promotion idea using 31313...just took me a while to find it.
  7. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    That was the point I was trying to get to several pages ago...TLG burned all their powder in 2016 and set up 2017 for a let down. They should have traded out one or two of the 2016 2H sets with one or two of 2017 2H sets. Would have leveled out the expectations / let down issue going from 2016 to 2017. In the bigger scheme of things, its not a big deal. I just need to exercise self restraint and hold out on opening up my 42056 and 42053 sets until this summer so that I will have something new to build. Longer term though, I would like to see some of these larger, AFOL sets have a formal option from LEGO on 31313 integration. It seams that Mindstorms is off on its own little island once its released despite being mostly compatible with Technic...official support for PF would be nice though. Mindstorms is fun to explore and tinker with but sometimes its nice to just check your brain at the door and follow some instructions which result in a cool creation.
  8. UVAChEEngineer

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Talk about let down in the build up to August 2017. 2013 to 2016 flagships generated lots of excitement on their own for me and most years had at least 1 other 2H set that was worth getting. This year does nothing...makes you wonder why Lego didn't keep one of the 2016 2H sets as a carry over to 2017 to generate some excitement. I think the 42053 Volvo would have stood out as the winner among the three 2017 2H sets. Maybe 2018 will be better or is this the start of a down trend? To this day, I am kind of surprised Lego hasn't used at least one of the 2H sets to formally bridge a gap over to the current EV3 Mindstorm kit. It would be neat to see new and formal Lego innovation that ties in the 31313 kit with a large Technic parts kit / model. I'd love to see something like an autonomous vehicle. Also, his would open up a world of creations outside of the standard construction / recreational vehicles like robotic arms, automated material handlers, etc.
  9. UVAChEEngineer

    42055 - Bucket Wheel Excavator

    In case anyone is looking to pick this up stateside, jet.com has a good deal on 42055. Applied coupon code TRIPLE15 at check out and got $30 bucks off - 15% off up to $30, can be used 3 times on new accounts. I opted for no free returns so deal worked out as follows: $279.99 - $5.68 - $30 = $241.31 + free shipping / no tax. Appears they also have 42054 available as well. Lets hope they get 42056 before code expires. https://jet.com/product/LEGO-Technic-Bucket-Wheel-Excavator/62d09d352d754216ae7c2bf6beeca9a0