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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #105 on: January 4, 2014, 07:53 PM »
I got the Ewok Village for Christmas - and I finished putting it together today - what an amazing set!

I know it's $250 - but it's well worth it.

It's got some really great features and it was a lot of fun to build.

Definitely gonna have to save up for the Death Star now - would love to have another BIG set....

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #106 on: January 16, 2014, 05:51 PM »
Do any of you guys know if the Ewok Village is some sort of exclusive to the lego store?  I've been saving Amazon points for awhile and was going to use them to buy it there, but it's only available for $100 more from third party sellers. 

Does Lego typically restrict the larger sets from Amazon in some way for some period of time? 

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #107 on: January 16, 2014, 06:11 PM »
It's Lego Shop's exclusive.
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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #108 on: January 16, 2014, 09:29 PM »
Thanks.  If it's going to have a shelf life of 2, 3 or even 4 years, is it likely that it'll be opened up to other retailers at some point or is Lego pretty firm on their exclusives?

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #109 on: January 17, 2014, 10:59 AM »
I think all of the "Lego Store Exclusives" have been made available to other retailers, although most are only offered online.

Currently you can buy the Ewok Village from Target.com for the same price (5% cheaper if you use a Target card) you can get it from Lego.com. 

I'm sure at some point you will be able to get the Ewok Village at MSRP on Amazon, you just may need to wait awhile.  In fact most (all?) of the fall 2013 Lego Star Wars releases are only available on Amazon through 3rd parties for inflated prices (Umbaran MHC, Starhopper, etc.).  Not sure if this is a contract thing with Amazon that new releases aren't sold there for a period of time or what.

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #110 on: January 17, 2014, 10:54 PM »
Perfect, thanks.  Every set for the last 3 years is in boxes waiting for me to have a larger room anyway, so I'm not in a hurry.  I'll hold out for now and see if it shows up at Amazon.  It'd basically be free for me if it does.

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2014, 04:56 PM »
Wow I had no idea Target carried them.  I hadn't seen the LotR one anywhere but amazon and Lego.
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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2014, 06:14 PM »
Targets (at least in my area) have had signage/pics up for sometime now about having "more advanced" sets available online.  Death Star + modulars and what not.

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2014, 11:31 AM »
I'm pretty sure you can get all the Lego exclusives through TRU.com as well.  They've got the Ewok Village and Death Star available.  Didn't check the LOTR sets.

You can even get a huge deal  ;) at TRU.com right now for the Ewok Village.  Marked down to $250 (normal MSRP) from $300. 

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #114 on: February 1, 2014, 08:59 AM »
Perfect, thanks.  Every set for the last 3 years is in boxes waiting for me to have a larger room anyway, so I'm not in a hurry.  I'll hold out for now and see if it shows up at Amazon.  It'd basically be free for me if it does.

http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-10236-Village/dp/B00F15OA5A/ref=pd_sim_t_5

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #115 on: February 1, 2014, 02:53 PM »
Just did!  I've been checking it every other day or so but hadn't seen that yet, so thanks for the heads up.  It was a hair over $90 after I burned up all my Amazon points.

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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #116 on: February 26, 2014, 12:20 PM »
Are these sets exclusives to the different retailers listed below (and Lego.com)?

75013 - Umbaran UHC (Target)
75024 - HH-87 Skyhopper (WalMart)
75025 - Jedi Defender Class Cruiser (TRU)
 
I must have missed the memo and thought that these were going to be available through all retailers.  :P
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Re: Lego 2013
« Reply #117 on: February 28, 2014, 11:43 AM »
Are these sets exclusives to the different retailers listed below (and Lego.com)?

75013 - Umbaran UHC (Target)
75024 - HH-87 Skyhopper (WalMart)
75025 - Jedi Defender Class Cruiser (TRU)
 
I must have missed the memo and thought that these were going to be available through all retailers.  :P

Correct. The BARC Speeder w/Sidecar was also exclusive to WalMart in the US.
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