AussieSamurai

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  1. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Well good luck if you ever go into busy, you will need it. For a company that has reported lower sales and is making a significant number of employees redundant, the much needed sales that they are missing out for this and the Saturn V are very significant. Yes the majority of obsessed Lego fans that really really want this set will wait and buy it eventually. But for the more casual Lego fan, in the case Star Wars fans who are not as obsessed as us, with the money "burning in their pocket" they will spend it on something else (i.e. a Sideshow collectible) Across a lot of social media I am surprised with how people are talking about buying the Lepin version of this. There is certainly a balance of hype, not having oversupply or having undersupply but with this set and the Saturn V Lego has not got that balance. We have seen with Lego's financial results that not everything is going according to plan, hopefully they can learn some lessons.
  2. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I think for almost any other company it would be a massive PR disaster. But as far as Brand loyalty is Lego's is incredibly strong. I would say that it is too strong, and thus they are less likely to learn valuable lessons that other companies have to. I have seen some people defending Lego as if Lego was some amateur organisation running a bake sale. Between this and the beautiful Saturn V, operationally (distribution and stock prep) Lego has had a very poor year. It is a shame. It is certainly one of the challenges with providing feedback of different aspects related to a company. ie we would want the ratings of sets to be based on design and pricing v distribution approach, but the challenge is how do you effectively and publically provide feedback related to very poor operational issues and the website.
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    That doesn't include sales tax does it? But still including sales tax it still looks cheaper. The Canadian dollar and Aussie dollar are roughly the same vale, its 1,300 (including tax) in Australia. ....I don't need a business trip to the UK I need one to Canada.
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Seeing the MF on the Lego site (Australian region) for $1,300, as much as I was warned about it before still so shocking to see. Though I know there will be other nations with even worse (relative to U.K. and US plus tax) pricing. ..... need a business trip to the UK
  5. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Placed my order for Kylo TIE and First Order SD, besides triple VIP, get a poster (yay), and Heavy Walker poly. Would have preferred the Scarif Stormtrooper over the Heavy Walker poly.
  6. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The Porg inclusion seems very weird... i.e. Disney said "to make the price seem less painful also connect the set to Episode 8 and include these things [exec shows photos of porgs] " If you were going to include porgs in a set of this price and quality, surely sculpted not built.
  7. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    £650 in the UK, next time I visit I will need a bigger suit case
  8. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    which is brilliant
  9. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    A beautiful looking set, that could be the cause for my divorce, and yet looking at some of the interior shots.....stickers....grrrr
  10. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Pretty reasonable bet..... spending more than $1,000 on Lego, never imagined I would ever contemplate that
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Re the Box Art pics, looking at the set, really really impressed with the detail/greebling Looking forward to very soon being able to see ; 1. Is there an interior ? 2. Besides the 4 displayed minifigs, who else is included ? 3. The price, and thus determine how many organs I need to sell/ banks I need to rob
  12. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The Heavy Assault Walker, TIE Silencer and First Order Star Destroyer are Day 1 purchases for me. The price feels 10-20% too high, so double VIP will help that. I also think each set is 1 minifig short, Phasma for the Star Destroyer for example
  13. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Obscene pricing for that market, feels like Lego is not even trying re issues with Lepin and the like
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    My mandarin is not that good, wouldn't worry about it, it will be around for some time Simple character for everyone "月" as in "10月", means month in this case (also moon), it somewhat looks like a crescent moon
  15. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    No details about minifigs. The main text at the top talks about being biggest and collectable, and something about amazing detail and design The red bubble talks about being available in October in Authorised Lego stores, and limited edition Obviously the other text refers to pieces, dimensions, suitable for 16 and up, and the price