Friscorays

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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I imagine this is being discussed elsewhere on the site but for life of me I'm not sure where so I will post release link, including designer video, here. I like it. https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/a4ae09b6-0d4c-4307-9da8-3ee9f3d368d6/post/828e6737-27c3-4dd1-973d-2d0a270d5168
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    New VIP system

    Lego VIP "VIP coin" is now available in US.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Have you watched the castle designer's video? It might change your mind a little bit. The castle has got quite a few cool play and accessibility features and the designer explains that the front and each side were inspired by three specific old castle sets. I came out much more interested in the set than I was initially when I had only reviewed the static pictures. Of the eight set in first round, only bionicle and the particle accelerator do nothing for me.
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    LEGO Creator 2021 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Don't shed too many tears about this. Simply being replaced with different packaging and was announced about a year ago. Here is a piece discussing the strategy from early June 2020: https://www.brothers-brick.com/2020/06/07/legos-new-adult-product-strategy-why-lego-is-retiring-creator-expert-feature/
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    Looney Tunes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Doubt an employee would lie just for giggles. I bet just a simple misunderstanding between the two about what constitutes a "set." Customer in question seems to assume "set" equals a complete group of 12 while employee likely knows "set" consists of random group of six; and assumes customer is aware of same.
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    Looney Tunes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Question is how random the random six packs are. It would be a bummer to order two six packs and get two identical "random" sets of six.
  7. He says he broke down the build, found no errors, put it back together and it worked making me think that there was an error on the first go around that he failed to recognize when breaking the build down and rebuilding it. He mentions his friend had a different problem with legs and does not specify how his friend corrected it but as neither person had the same issue, I imagine both issues were related to construction errors rather than an actual repeatable issue with the set.
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    New VIP system

    Brick Tsar put up a thoughtful, although probably a bit long for some, video on the topic which I enjoyed viewing and which echoes the feelings of many here.
  9. https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/forum/86-lego-star-wars/
  10. This sounds vaguely like a Lego Star Wars line of discussion.
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    New VIP system

    Hate the raffle idea. VIP points have an actual monetary value. I should not be forced to gamble with them (essentially throwing them in the trash assuming odds of winning the raffle are low) in order to potentially receive what is apparently meant to be an accessible reward for being a loyal LEGO customer. Lego manufactures this stuff. They simply need to produce enough of any of their giveaways to meet demand. To do otherwise turns the VIP and GWP programs, which are supposed to promote customer satisfaction, into effective ways of alienating customers.
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    Amen to TheMainBricker and ShaydDeGrai's excellent suggestion. As per link above, a large number are already up on Ebay and a few have bids well over $200 US but I would not be surprised at all if a good proportion of those buyers back out as more and more sets show up; driving secondary price down.
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    Order initially glitched at checkout phase with message along line of "Something went wrong try again." coming up but after waiting a little while the order now shows as "In process" in the "My orders" section of my account. I'll keep an eye on it but expect it to proceed normally from here and hopefully show "In warehouse" sometime later today or tomorrow. You could also try putting in the Ulysses probe code for another order. If the system will no longer accept it, it indicates Lego shows the code as already redeemed which should indicate your order has gone through.
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    Managed to redeem Ulysses probe and bundle it with shuttle and double VIP points but as expected from past experience every step in the process was glitchy and stressful. The pandemic plays at least some role but I have to believe by this point in time that a huge business like Lego could and should be doing better with things like this.
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    Thank you both for replying. Gearing up to try my luck here in US in about 4 hours; anticipate site glitches here as well.
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    Anyone know if the Ulysses probe VIP offer is linked to purchase of Shuttle or can it be used with any Lego purchase like other VIP codes?
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    In this case, answer is tomorrow, at least in USA. Per email from Lego, Ulysses probe becomes available for 1800 VIP points 4/14/2021 at 9 am. Happens to coincide nicely with double VIP points.
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    When is Double Points?

    April 12 through 20, at least in US.
  19. Supported. 10% there!
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    Perhaps a good number of people are like me and willing to wait in order to potentially get the Ulysses probe VIP reward.
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    10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Discussion

    I'm in no rush to get the set and would like to have the probe even though it could obviously be better. It sure seems counterproductive for Lego sales to announce a promotion for the set only to determine that they can't actually deliver it at the moment. I'm sure I am not the only one that would have purchased a copy or two that is now holding off on the purchase until the GWP is actually available.