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Title: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Roton7 on May 21, 2006, 09:11 PM
I stopped by here to spread my recent acquistion, to find there is no Recent Acquisitions thread. So, I'm starting one!

btw, if there is one, I'd feel like an idiot.



Oh, and my acquistion is the new lego B-Wing Fighterô. It's so cool, and very large!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: EdSolo on May 22, 2006, 02:59 PM
I found the Sail Barge and Star Destroyer sets this week.  I'm in the middle of putting together the Sail Barge.  While I love Legos, I'm glad these sets are it for the rest of the year after seeing the bill for these two.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on June 2, 2006, 11:38 PM
I recently acquired the new Slave I. Now I need to get the rest of the 06 sets...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Oboewan on June 6, 2006, 09:11 AM
I recently acquired the new Slave I. Now I need to get the rest of the 06 sets...

The new Slave 1 is awesome!  I finally built mine and it fits nicely on the Cloud City Landing Platform.  Picked up the Sail Barge and Star Destroyer at the LEGO store... wish I'd waited and got em at TRU though- have coupons!

Oboewan
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Reid on February 19, 2007, 01:34 PM
Picked up the new Droids Battle Pack at Target. Love the redo of the STAP.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 3, 2007, 12:49 PM
I scored the Clone and Battle Droid Battle Packs yesterday. I want more.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: rdm5777 on March 4, 2007, 03:43 AM
A friend picked up a Star Destroyer for me yesterday for $50!!!  I'll pick it up from him next week...can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 17, 2011, 02:08 PM
If I have the chance to pick up a 2003 Lego Yoda's Hut w/ X Wing still sealed in the box for $25 I should jump on it, shouldn't I?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dan on August 30, 2011, 09:11 AM
My daughter and I finished the Tantive IV, and are starting on the Death Star. I'm starting to like these big sets more and more, they are great family projects!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on August 31, 2011, 04:51 PM
If I have the chance to pick up a 2003 Lego Yoda's Hut w/ X Wing still sealed in the box for $25 I should jump on it, shouldn't I?

I realize this post is a few months old but that set was around $50 originally, so yes!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on October 20, 2011, 10:37 PM
Ended up ordering the SW Advent calendar tonight from Lego.com.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on November 10, 2011, 06:22 PM
Bought my first SW LEGO in at least 4-5 years yesterday, the Hoth Imperial/Rebel army builder sets. Bought at TRU to use a coupon so I ended up overpaying for them when it was all said and done but these are cool sets so I'll let it slide.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 11, 2011, 07:56 PM
I'm not going to make an entire list of everything I've gotten recently, but this is just a general post about Lego (SW and otherwise) purchases.  Due to Hasbro's continual botching of the various SW action figure lines (I can't find new figures to save my life, horrible case assortments aren't helping, and I'm just tired of walking out of stores empty-handed), I've been buying a LOT of Lego stuff over the last four months, and I couldn't be happier. 

As cool as the vintage and CW SW lines still are to me, I've found it much more fulfilling to buy a Lego set (even the so-called "subpar" sets like the Ewok Tree and V-Wing) and put it together; it's a sense of accomplishment I don't get with Hasbro's stuff.  And I don't have to worry about cherry-picking employees, "scalpers" or any of the secondary market nonsense when it comes to finding something at retail. 

The weirdest part is that, because of Hasbro and the horrible retail situation, not only am I buying SW Lego, but other Lego lines as well.  I love the Alien Conquest stuff (I've gotten at least 20 of the little 5 dollar sets and have rebuilt a lot of MOC Alien skiffs and weapons platforms), and I've really gotten into the Creator houses (the Hillside House and Lighthouse sets are great on just about every level).  The minifigure series is nothing but fun, and I'm even at the point where I'm eyeing sets based on parts instead of the set itself.  :)

So I guess Lego owes Hasbro some thanks for increasing their bottom line to an extent, as I've seen several people on here comment in recent months about buying more and more Lego stuff. 

Oh, and to make this an official "recent acquisitions" post, I found and bought the Lego Boba Fett alarm clock at Wal-Mart this morning.  First time I'd seen it show up at retail (19.99).  Also bought a City Police Helicopter, just for the heck of it.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on November 11, 2011, 11:18 PM
Alien conquest rocks.

Also, their medieval stuff?  Best it's been since they first started making horses and grey bricks.  realistic sugarloaf helms, the cool brimmed footsoldier helmets.  Really great stuff there.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on November 12, 2011, 02:30 PM
Ya LEGO is a fun line.  I stayed away from it from 00-09 but went nuts since then and have probably got 90-100 SW sets.  Not branching out to other lines, but I snagged a UCS Batmobile for like $17 at Target which started all this.  At least the majority of this stuff holds its value or goes up most of the time in case you feel like bailing - unlike Hasbro stuff.

Target has mini Venator ships for $3.99 at register checkouts.  I was lucky enough to find a nice pile for 39 cents a pop earlier this week.  Love those lil mini ships   :)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on November 14, 2011, 01:58 PM
Yep, been bit by the bug again. Snagged the Landspeeder, which is worth maybe $10 instead of $25 but whatever.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on December 7, 2011, 01:06 AM
Anyone seen those LEGO character watches? Found a Boba Fett one today and got it for the figure. Basically paid $16 for the minifig but it saves me from buying another Slave I.

In other news, if anyone is interested in a LEGO Boba Fett wristwatch, I have one available ;)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2011, 01:24 AM
Got a Bossk Mini at the local toy show for basically a swap, and that was great.  Made my weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Brian on December 31, 2011, 05:38 PM
I received the Falcon set for Christmas this year, really looking forward to putting it together this winter sometime.  Still have the X-Wing set I grabbed at TRU last year too during a sale, so these will be the first larger sets that I've tackled personally.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 13, 2012, 05:50 PM
Been a while since I've logged on here, but over Christmas, the family got me the Republic Frigate for a gift, which is really cool.  I hadn't seen any pictures of the side pods opened up (aside from the ones on the box) so seeing that you can have Yoda and Eeth Koth sit at a table viewing a hologram was pretty fun.  Also, it has a handle built in, which makes carrying it a whole lot easier.

Before Christmas, I also caved in, spent some VIP dollars, and bought the Death Star.  Alongside my vintage Micro Collection Bespin World, this thing is the crown jewel of my Star Wars collection.  It took me around 26 hours over a 5-day-period to build it from bottom to top, but wow, was it worth it.  Probably the most fun I've had with a Star Wars toy ever, and I highly recommend it if you have the cash and the space.  Or, I suppose you could spend that money on five Hasbro figures at this point. :)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on January 16, 2012, 02:41 AM
I got this Imperial Star Destroyer, Midi Scale, on clearance at Wal-Mart last week and built it Sunday.

Man, this thing rocks socks.  I need to make a tiny Blockade Runner to go with it though! :)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on November 29, 2012, 12:52 PM
Since my legos are boxed up, I haven't been collecting for the last three and a half years.  I've missed some great sets, and since we all know what happens when they go out of print, I decided last week to work on getting all caught up right now before the stuff that's available disappears and doubles in price.

So this week, I ordered the TIE Fighter, Ewok Attack, Desert Skiff, Droid Escape, and then went crazy on the UCS B-Wing, UCS Imperial Shuttle, UCS Super Star Destroyer.

Over the next 2 or 3 months I'll be focusing on finding good bargains on the Death Star, Jabba's Palace, the Mon Calmari Cruiser, Endor Bunker, and Hoth playsets... while it's not too late. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on November 29, 2012, 01:24 PM
You must be Zod?

All my SW sets are sealed except the Sail Barge, Ep1 Crusier, and some loose boxed stuff I got off a local.  Boxes sure take up quite a bit of room, but that's okay.

I'm teetering on the Imperial Shuttle which is thankfully still on sale but I have like 3-4 Hasbro versions so not really sure I need this one or not even though it's my favorite SW vehicle.   Hmmmmm

SSD went back up but I'm sure it will come back down again.  I really don't like paying more then $200 for a toy though.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on November 29, 2012, 01:46 PM
Yeah, that's me.  It's an expensive thing for sure... but I have really been regretting getting behind like this, and the longer I wait the more painful it will get.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on November 29, 2012, 02:30 PM
Definitely an expensive hobby - let alone trying to go back and hunt down retired sets so I know how you feel.  I didn't get bit by the LEGO bug until about 3-4 years ago, but have been doing okay juggling various toy lines.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on November 29, 2012, 04:12 PM
I was lucky enough that I started when they started making them... I also got a lot of the kits for free from a friend of mine.  Most of the big UCS ones that I have were birthday or Christmas gifts back in the day... this is the first time that I've shelled out some serious money all at once. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jayson on December 5, 2012, 12:54 PM
Picked the polybag TIE Fighter (8028) at Target this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on December 5, 2012, 08:50 PM
Went a little nutty with Amazon last week...Free overnight shipping (and no tax) was pretty cool on top of the sale prices.  Those boxes are heavy! - for a toy...

(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/Wonka19841/PC040677.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on December 5, 2012, 10:45 PM
Nice Haul Mike!  What's with the little pilot and mini-TIE Fighter?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 5, 2012, 11:27 PM
I did the same thing.  Working to get caught up on three years of Lego in 2 weeks is intimidating, but once I decided that I regretted stopping, it didn't seem to make any sense to wait for stuff to go OOP and end up costing more on eBay.  I've got an A-Wing and a Hoth Echo Base on the way in the mail.  And I'm pretty sure I have a Jabba's Palace (the newer one) on the way for X-mas.  There are still 20 to 25 sets I'm aiming to pick up over the next few months, but I decided to get the heavy stuff out of the way first while the sales were good.

(http://i.imgur.com/IFy8x.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on December 5, 2012, 11:45 PM
Jealous! I'd love to go broke buying the Death Star, Shuttle and Star Destroyer but I have no room.

To stay on topic, I finally got the 2012 TIE Fighter on sale at Wal-Mart today
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on December 6, 2012, 07:05 AM
Jealous! I'd love to go broke buying the Death Star, Shuttle and Star Destroyer but I have no room.

To stay on topic, I finally got the 2012 TIE Fighter on sale at Wal-Mart today

Whats the price at WM?  I think its on sale at Target for $35 right now.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on December 6, 2012, 09:07 AM
I like Rob's haul better.   :)

Justin - I just threw the lil tie and pilot in there for giggles.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 6, 2012, 10:24 AM
Ha, I'd probably prefer your total spent though.  Although the Death Star was only $140 after I cashed out my Amazon rewards, and the Ewok Attack and Droid Escape were a Buy-one-get-one-half-off deal combined with the Groupon.  The little Endor set was $3 after the Lego rewards... it was a lot, but not as bad as it looks.


Justin, the TIE was $35 at Walmart too - at least it was when I bought it about 10 days ago.  At the time it was $15 or so less than anywhere else, that's why I picked it up when I did.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on December 6, 2012, 03:32 PM
Nice scores guys! The Death Star I ordered for my son arrived this week.  That is a huge box!  I got mine for just 10% and free shipping (along with a Lego Friends set for my daughter), so free shipping, $40 back from the sale, $20 back in VIP points, $18 back from Discover card (5% on online purchases), and the exclusive holiday ice skatting/carriage set for free.  I'm figuring about $330 plus the extra set. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on December 7, 2012, 12:19 AM
Jealous! I'd love to go broke buying the Death Star, Shuttle and Star Destroyer but I have no room.

To stay on topic, I finally got the 2012 TIE Fighter on sale at Wal-Mart today

Whats the price at WM?  I think its on sale at Target for $35 right now.

Same price, $35
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 9, 2012, 10:18 PM
Still going...

(http://i.imgur.com/yalgl.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2012, 12:52 AM
Nice haul!  Do you have a money tree that has started blooming?   ;)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2012, 10:47 AM
Sort of.  I did a freelance job that left me with a little bit of an extra pile of money.  I've made back about $200 selling old movies off of the shelf... some of it is a Christmas gift from my wife.  Then I cashed in $200 worth of Amazon points to use on that death star... The tiny Endor kit was $3 after the Lego rewards... I got the Mini's for $7.36 each at TRU... I'm wheeling and dealing a little bit to cover a bunch of this.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on December 10, 2012, 08:17 PM
Are those Office Max shelves you have back there for your movies and such strung together?  I have close to 2500 dvd's and have been looking for those mass storage systems (not office max stuff)...oh and congrats on more lego goodness! 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 10, 2012, 09:35 PM
Are those Office Max shelves you have back there for your movies and such strung together?  I have close to 2500 dvd's and have been looking for those mass storage systems (not office max stuff)...oh and congrats on more lego goodness!

They were from Ikea... Billy was the name of the shelving system.  They still make them, but we bought a bunch of this grey color and they used to be shorter - just under 24" wide.  So we had a bunch of those, and eventually out grew them, but now they only sell wider ones (about 32") which we don't think look as good, and they don't come in our shade.  If you find a color you like though, you can buy extra shelves for them and if you add two extra shelves per bookcase, they come out spaced like mine are (which you can see better in the first photo I posted with all the UCS sets).  I'd love to track down a few more of the gray ones in the 23" size, but I don't have any idea where to start. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on December 13, 2012, 07:13 AM
Snagged the new Skiff on sale at Target. Should look great next to Jabba's Sail Barge from a few years ago.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2012, 04:25 PM
Here's an update to this insane little project I've been working on...

(http://i.imgur.com/JU5ad.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AX15G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1qnWZ.jpg)

In the mail at the moment are a Rancor Pit, 7180 B-Wing, 4488 Mini Falcon, 4494 Mini Imperial Shuttle, and 6965 Mini Interceptor.  The list of things I'm still looking for is starting to get to look more manageable:

6209 - Slave I
7140 - X-Wing
7190 - Millennium Falcon
7666 - Hoth Rebel Base
7667 - Imperial Drop Ship
7778 - MID-Scale Millennium Falcon
7965 - Millennium Falcon
8017 - TIE Advanced
8038 - Battle of Endor
8099 - MID-SCALE Star Destroyer
8129 - AT-AT Walker Boxed
10123 - Cloud City
10143 - UCS Death Star
10198 - Rebel Blockade Runner
75003 - A-Wing
75008 - PLANETS TIE Bomber
75009 - PLANETS Snow Speeder
75010 - PLANETS B-Wing
75011 - PLANETS Tantive IV
75014 - Battle of Hoth
2853835 - Boba Fett
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2013, 07:59 AM
Ordered the UCS Imperial Shuttle from amazon and it should arrive today.  Out of pocket expense was just under $19 between the sale price ($230), a $50 GC and cashing in about $170 worth of loose change I had lying around the house at coinstar and getting an amazon voucher.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 12, 2013, 09:31 AM
I have been thinking about getting the TOR sets for a while and I guess seeing the Sith Fury-class Interceptor, Republic Striker-class Starfighter and Republic vs Sith Trooper sets all in one place, I finally pulled the trigger and got them.

I definitely don't want to get into Lego but I like the TOR designs so I'll stick to that as a focus when collecting the sets.

Have there been any other TOR sets or are those three it?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on January 12, 2013, 10:48 AM
I believe that is all there is...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 12, 2013, 11:15 AM
I believe that is all there is...

Nice thanks!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2013, 12:13 PM
grabbed a clearance jabba's palace at wal mart. $79 seems pretty good for this set- Now I can look forward to grabbing a Rancor set at some point when there is a sale going on-
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on January 13, 2013, 11:37 PM
Picked up the new AT-RT Green Box set for my son yesterday.  The box is tiny for $20, but definitely a cool set.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on January 14, 2013, 09:59 PM
Still looking for the smiling face for Luke, but I basically finished assembling my NYCC Landspeeder today.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/FINISHED_PRODUCT.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 14, 2013, 11:52 PM
Picked up Pre Vizla's Starfighter today, awesome set!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 24, 2013, 12:15 AM
Ok - so I knew this was gonna happen - kinda got the Lego bug now, here's what I've picked up over the past few days....

Battle for Geonosis
Mandalorian Battle Pack
Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
T-6 Jedi Shuttle
Sith Nightspeeder
Sith Infiltrator
Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack
Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack
Droid Escape
Geonosian Canon
TIE Fighter
Anakin's Jedi Interceptor
Desert Skiff
AT-RT


I've also got my eye on the Z-95 Headhunter and I have some Toys R Us rewards bucks that expire this coming Friday - tomorrow I'll hit up Toys R Us and probably spend them on the Palpatine's Arrest set if it's on-sale in the store like it is online.

I'm not going to go back any further than 2011 sets - and even then, I'm only going to pick up 2011/2012 sets at or below MSRP - I have no interest in going to the secondary market for these where they have the tendency to really climb in value. So for now, I'm mainly focusing on getting "caught up" for those years as best I can and then over this year I'll acquire a good number of the 2013 sets. My local WalMart has four or five of the 2011 Millennium Falcon sets on the shelf - I'll probably pull the trigger on that set at some point soon before they disappear.



Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 25, 2013, 08:35 PM
Hit my local Toys R Us with those Rewards Bucks to burn...

Picked up Palpatine's Arrest AND Hoth Echo Base sets - the Toys R Us website is having a massive Lego sale and even though the sets were ringing up for regular price at customer service, I got them to look up the price on the website and give me the sale price. So they both were $89.99 ($20 off on the Palpatine set, $5 off on the Echo Base Set).

I put them both together tonight - great sets.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on January 30, 2013, 12:15 AM
Finished up my Celebration Slave I tonight:

(http://i.imgur.com/hVhmoLI.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on January 30, 2013, 02:48 PM
Used an expiring LEGO Store coupon to snag the new (last year) Y-Wing today. Was gonna snag the X-Wing too but they didn't have any. Guess I'll have o grab it next time I hit Target or WM.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on February 4, 2013, 04:14 PM
I'm almost caught up... the latest batch:

(http://i.imgur.com/gSTXuQn.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: bobafett14 on February 4, 2013, 04:56 PM
Finally got my Star Wars Marvel comic #102 which completes the vintage SW comic run for me.  Should be delivered in a few days.  Finally just broke down and paid about $7 for it.  After losing multiple auctions for it, and just could not find it cheap in the local comic bins either.

That's really about it.  Sngged the 3D TPM wave a few weeks ago at 5 Below for $5.

Bought the little one a DS ObiWa pen stylist thingy, a $1 box ofSW Valentines at 5 Below and some  4 pack Fighter Pods for $3.  Also grabbed the Boba Fett collapsable water bottle at Target in the $1 bin this weekend.

Little stuff...  fun stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2013, 05:49 PM
Nice haul Zod!

I finally put a few sets together over the weeks - nothing big, but the builds are as satisfying as ever!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2013, 08:39 PM
Where's that small Falcon from?  I like that, a lot. :(
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on February 5, 2013, 03:13 AM
midi scale - same with the Star Destroyer.  they were WM exclusives from a few years back.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on February 5, 2013, 12:09 PM
Nice haul Zod!

I finally put a few sets together over the weeks - nothing big, but the builds are as satisfying as ever!

Thanks!

My real project this month though has been to go through all the old stuff and rebuild it all, sort out all the missing and substituted parts and organize it into proper sets.  I'll have to get some photos of all that pretty soon...

Turns out I had a nearly complete King's Castle in an old bin of stuff that my Dad bought me when I was about 7.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2013, 07:24 PM
I really want that Falcon..  I got the Destroyer on sale, but never saw that Falcon that I recall.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on February 6, 2013, 11:13 AM
They're not priced too much more than retail was if you buy an open one.  It think I got that one for about $35 shipped.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on February 19, 2013, 06:42 PM
So I built my own Cloud City this month... here's the results:

(http://i.imgur.com/FAbYwob.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WpAgo1n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Aaza42H.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/94VTfXv.jpg)

Copied my explanation from the otheR Site:

So the biggest difference is that I'm using Light Bluish Gray and Dark Bluish Gray instead of Light and Dark Gray. The little control panel on top of the carbon freeze chamber needed to stay Dark Gray since it doesn't exist in a Bluish form.

I also (as the earlier posts explain) didn't have a good way to make the large round corners that should be light gray. So, mine are made up of a handful of pieces that only came in Dark Bluish Gray (not enough things were available in Light Bluish Gray to do this). They are held together on the bottom by black plates that you can't see and work pretty well.

There are two 2x4 wedges on the end of the little platform where Luke loses his hand that should be Light Bluish Gray but don't come in that color, so I went with Dark Bluish Gray.

Overall, I'm very happy with this given that it was considerably less expensive and looks pretty strong. If I come up with a better way to do light corners at some point in the future, I'll switch to those.

Next step is figures... I'm going to go as cheap as I can... a custom (or older version of Fett)... then I'll populate it with some Stormies, Threepio, R2, grab an extra Lobot, etc... and then I'll tackle the Leia, Luke, Han, and Lando whenever I can find reasonable deals.

Also, it bugs me that the back left corner (near the window) isn't closed in... don't know why they did that, but I might look for some way to connect those two walls at some point.

So, yeah, I'd love to hear comments or ideas or criticisms or whatever. If anyone has any figures that would go well in this thing they want to part with at reasonable prices, let me know. I'm going to start shopping on eBay and Bricklink this afternoon.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 20, 2013, 12:22 AM
My "Lego During the Lull" acquisitions continue...

- All Six of the 2012 Planet/Mini-fig/Mini-ship sets
- Z-95 Headhunter
- Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter
- Gold Leader Y-Wing (2012)
- A-Wing (2013)

Took advantage of the Buy-One-Get-One-50% off at TRU as well as the 2012 planet sets being on sale both at K-Mart and TRU for $7 each...

Almost pulled the trigger on Malevolence/Jabba's Palace during the TRU sale but didn't want to spend that kind of money right now - would rather get multiple sets for that kind of $$$ outlay as opposed to just two big ones...

In addition to those 2 sets, all I need to get "caught up" with the 2012 sets is the Gungan Sub, Advent Calendar and X-Wing - On my my local TRUs has Advent Calendars still - I'll probably grab one there before they all disappear.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on February 20, 2013, 09:22 AM
Has anyone found the advent calendars for cheap?  I bought the 2011 box last year for $15 and my son used it for Christmas this year.  I was hoping to repeat the pattern, getting them cheap the year before, but I haven't found any place with prices below $30.   :P
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on February 20, 2013, 10:53 AM
The Lego store near me still has this year's for $24.99... it's been that price for 6 weeks now.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 20, 2013, 01:00 PM
Got all the Series 2 planets thanks to the TRU BOGO sale, AND found a bunch of Series 3 (Kamino, Coruscant, Asteroid Field), which I didn't know was shipping yet, so I snagged those too.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on February 20, 2013, 07:50 PM
I got mine for I think $20 or whatever 50% off was right after Xmas at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 23, 2013, 01:17 AM
Snagged the Series 3 Planet/Mini-Kit/Mini-Fig sets on Thursday, didn't realize they were shipping, but glad to stumble on them while TRU still had their Lego sale going on....

These planet sets have quickly become my new favorite part of my Lego collection... we have a xmas tree we keep set up year-round with Star Wars ornaments on it - my wife even liked the idea of using the planet globes from these sets as ornaments on the tree.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Snively Bandar on February 23, 2013, 05:28 AM
Snagged the Series 3 Planet/Mini-Kit/Mini-Fig sets on Thursday, didn't realize they were shipping...

Ack!  Those have already hit?!  We just got our first glimpse of them a couple weeks ago at TF, so I'm surprised to hear they're already in stores.  Remind me, how many are in the new Wave 3?  Just 3 again?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 23, 2013, 09:41 AM
Yep, just 3 again

- Kamino/R4-P17/Jedi Starfighter
- Coruscant/AOTC Clone Trooper/Republic Assault Ship
- Hoth Asteroid Field/TIE Pilot/TIE Bomber
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 9, 2013, 11:11 PM
Picked up this week:
- 2012 X-Wing
- 2012 Advent Calendar
- 2013 Rancor Pit

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on March 11, 2013, 05:46 AM
Grabbed the Z95 at WM yesterday.  Love it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on March 11, 2013, 08:05 AM
Picked up this week:
- 2012 X-Wing
- 2012 Advent Calendar
- 2013 Rancor Pit

Where did you snag the Advent Calendar?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 11, 2013, 09:06 AM
Picked up this week:
- 2012 X-Wing
- 2012 Advent Calendar
- 2013 Rancor Pit

Where did you snag the Advent Calendar?

At my local Toys R Us, they still had one sitting around and I had been sent a 20% coupon and I think they had marked it down to $24.99 (unless that was the original price)

Cute set, will definitely think twice before I buy another one at full price. Would be cool if after you're all done, there was a way to take all those pieces and make a mini-ship of the caliber of the planet/ship/mini-fig sets.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 11, 2013, 10:37 AM
Took advantage of free shipping on LEGO's website and snagged the new X-Wing and A-Wing, finishing 2012 for me. Also got the free Mini Republic Cruiser they're giving away with $50+ purchases.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Scott on March 17, 2013, 06:06 PM
Picked up in the past three weeks:

Battle of Hoth (75014)
A-Wing (On sale at Amazon for $20!)
Rancor Pit
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: solrac on March 18, 2013, 02:52 PM
Anyone know what the going rate of the "Gold" C3po is?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2013, 05:46 PM
Anyone know what the going rate of the "Gold" C3po is?

Yes, I will give you $10 for him.   8)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 18, 2013, 10:05 PM
Over the last couple of days...

Clone Troopers vs. Droidekas
TIE Fighter (Mini in bag)
Star Destroyer (Mini in bag)
Z95 Headhunter (Mini in bag)

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 22, 2013, 07:46 AM
Took advantage of the Target sale this week and got a second Battle of Endor army builder set as well as the Old Republic Sith Troops vs. Republic Troops set. Saved a whopping $1.20 total. :)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2013, 12:43 AM
Now you can afford that heart surgery you needed.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 28, 2013, 10:38 AM
Took advantage of some sales both at TRU.com and Walmart.com...

2010 Luke's Landspeeder
2012 Jabba's Palace
2011 Geonosian Starfighter
2011 Ewok Attack
2012 Anakin's Podracer (mini in bag)

If anyone is still looking for Jabba's Palace, WalMart.com has it for $95 - not as good as others found it on in-store clearance of $80, but still much better than the $150 price tag at TRU or $120 price tag at Target. Got it shipped site-to-store so shipping was free.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 29, 2013, 12:02 PM
Picked up the Umbaran Heavy Mobile Canon last night - nice set.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Scott on March 31, 2013, 10:11 PM
Finally bit the bullet on a Death Star thanks to lots of Amazon Rewards points...I'm pretty much caught up with all the sets I want outside a few of the older Hoth ones
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 1, 2013, 01:09 PM
Finished a project at work and was given an AMEX gift card as a reward - so I finally pulled the trigger and bought the 2011 Millennium Falcon set. Glad to have the iconic vehicle of the OT in Lego form finally...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 3, 2013, 12:53 AM
The 2013 Battle of Hoth Set is currently listed for $49.99 on the Toys R Us website - and they will match that price in-store if you ask. I had $10 is Rewards Bucks - so that brought the set to $39.99 + tax which is a tad bit more reasonable for this set, still a bit high, but it is what it is.

Goes great with the Echo Base set from 2011, also cool that there were spare Hoth Rebel & Imperial Snow Troopers in the 2012 Advent Calendar since they give more places to put troopers in this set than they do troopers.

For the 2013 sets released so far, all I have left to pick up is the Barc Speeder w/Sidecar. Having trouble finding it actually, gonna try a WalMart I don't hit very often sometime this week, hopefully I'll be able to cross that one off my list.

After that, at some point, I'm gonna score the Malevolence - does anyone else have that set? Is it worth getting, it looks big, but it's grossly out of scale with the mini-figs.  All I need to finish the mass-release 2012 sets is that set and the Gungan Sub. The sub is gonna be a really tough sell for me since I have the 1999 version and while they are different, it's not like it's an X-Wing or a TIE Fighter or even a different Jedi's Starfighter in a totally new color-scheme, it's a vehicle that was in one movie for a 10 minute (at most) sequence. Makes you wonder why the Lego folks even took a 2nd stab at it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 12, 2013, 03:08 PM
So I built my own Cloud City this month... here's the results:

Just dug mine out of storage and yours looks identical... other than the lighter gray, but then again I can barely tell unless I'm looking at both side by side. Good job! And please update if you do close that wall like you were talking about.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on April 19, 2013, 06:19 PM
Not sure when I'll get to the wall.  I did finish getting all the Mini-figues for it.  I bought customs of Lando, Luke, and Fett - but you can't tell from three feet away so why not save the $300 it would have cost to get real ones?  I'll snap a few more pictures with them in there before I box it up for now.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 20, 2013, 03:47 PM
Finally found the BARC Speeder w/Sidecar set - so now I'm all caught up with 2013 sets until something new comes out - hopefully they'll have new sets online on May 4th or I'll just buy the Malevolence from Lego.com so I can get that Brown Coat Hoth Han.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on April 22, 2013, 08:50 PM
I stocked up on Legos at TRU...  B1G1 40% off + a $10 off $50 coupon, so I nabbed a number of things I wanted.  2 large Hobbit/LOTR sets and the last 2 planet sets...

Breaking it down, I more or less saved the $10 off $50 coupon I had, but it was the only way I could use it ultimately.  Wish it would've been accepted at Target or Wal-Mart.

Though I DID get the Mirkwood Barrel set which seems to be only at TRU anyway, so win win.

Anyway, the planet sets I got are the Hemeroid Field and the Coruscant set.  Love these as a single sub-line anyone can get into without buying all-in on SW lego due to space and $.  Though every minifigure I see, makes me want to buy whole big assed sets.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 22, 2013, 10:03 PM
Though every minifigure I see, makes me want to buy whole big assed sets.

Tell me about it.

When you contemplate getting a redesign of a vehicle you already have just for a single mini-figure, you know you have a problem. For me it's that damn Gungan Sub - it doesn't even look all that different from the 1999 version, yet it has one thing that the 1999 one didn't - a Queen Amidala mini-fig....  :-\

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on April 23, 2013, 01:48 AM
I keep seeing stuff like the little Han in the A-Wing set, or the little Aliens in the Jabba sets...  That stuff kills me, but I stay strong and resist.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 23, 2013, 12:48 PM
I'm the same way with minifigs, but since I've returned to LEGO I'm doing OT only so it's much easier to drop money on, say, Jabba's Palace than EVERY huge set.

And in a few weeks I get to drop $75 just to get the special May 4th Han Hoth figure! ::)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on April 24, 2013, 12:42 PM
I'm the same way with minifigs, but since I've returned to LEGO I'm doing OT only so it's much easier to drop money on, say, Jabba's Palace than EVERY huge set.

And in a few weeks I get to drop $75 just to get the special May 4th Han Hoth figure! ::)

Or just grab one off eBay for $15 or $20... that's what I'm probably going to do.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 24, 2013, 12:56 PM
Not a bad idea... I have $50 in LEGO VIP points though so I'm going to go in anyway, but I'm gonna ask if there's any way I could buy a second.

And I found the polybag of Pre Vizla's fighter today at TRU for those of you who collect the mini ships. $4.99, but they're running a BOGO 40% off sale this week.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 26, 2013, 08:55 PM
I got an email today saying that VIP Members will get free shipping on orders over $50 at shop.lego.com next weekend for May the Fourth, in addition to the Han figure and a poster with any order. Still no word on set discounts.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: dave in the basement on April 30, 2013, 08:31 AM
I wonder if this would be a good time to get the new giant Cinema set? I am not currently a VIP member, so I wonder if I would get the perks with my first purchase. Anyone know, perchance?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 30, 2013, 04:56 PM
free star wars brick event at TRU on May the 4th

http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963&camp=CME:EM050413A%20TRU%20May%20the%204th%20Event%20LEGO%20Email

(https://bay173.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=Xkv%2fG2PtQEiiGBI8%2fGUZSEDIgbdCnB%2fPoMd9IeNja4k%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fimg.toysrus.com%2ftoys_us%2fimages%2fTRU_050413A_LEGO%2f050413A_EM_TRU_LEGO_02.jpg)
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Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 30, 2013, 09:31 PM
and another freebie for kids on 5/1/13?  http://www.sirstevesguide.com/content.php/1459-Free-LEGO-Holocron-Droid-at-LEGO-Store-on-May-1st
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 4, 2013, 07:42 PM
Ordered the Malevolence (sp?) today from shop.lego.com to qualify for my free Brown Coat Hoth Han Solo.

Also swung by my local Toys R Us to get the Jek 14's mini Stealth Fighter. Never been to an event like that where they just have the parts out and you can build it right there and walk out the door with it. That was pretty cool. I had expected it to just be the kind of thing where they had the set in a polybag for sale for $4.99 or something.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on May 4, 2013, 08:41 PM
I picked up an extra UCS B-Wing today to get the Han...

I'm hoping to trade it plus or minus some cash for a Queen Anne's Revenge... or sell it for enough to buy one.

If anyone has an extra and wants to trade, or knows someone who does - let me know.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 5, 2013, 01:09 AM
Yeesh. Used some VIP Points on shop.lego.com to snag the Hoth Echo Base for really cheap to qualify for the Han. Then curiosity got the best of me and I went to the LEGO Store across town and snagged the Rancor Pit and a second Skiff (the minifigures from my first have loose legs) to get a second Han. About $120 spent when it was all said and done.

B-Wings were nowhere to be found.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 6, 2013, 10:25 AM
Was surprised when I got into work today - one of my co-workers picked up for me one of the Lego Store Holocron Droids that were the in-store build back on May 1st. She had gotten one for her son, but he didn't want it so she brought it in for me knowing that I'm a Star Wars fan!

I am surprised at how cool this little guy is!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 9, 2013, 12:44 PM
Walked into the Toys R Us near my job last night and was shocked to see a 2011 Republic Frigate set on the shelf, priced at $85. I had a $15 off coupon if I spent $50 or more, plus I had $10 in Rewards R Us bucks - so I got it for $60 + tax AND I got a $10 gift card since I spent more than $40 in Lego.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 21, 2013, 04:06 PM
Picked up the poly-bag Madalorian Fighter on my way home from work last night at my local TRU.

Won some eBay auctions over the weekend - the Imperial V-Wing Fighter and General Grievous' Starfighter - should have 'em tomorrow according to the tracking info...

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2013, 04:08 PM
I need to nab that if I'm ever at a TRU for some reason again.  I was thinking those may have been hard to get so I didn't bother when they first hit but now I need to get off the pot.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 21, 2013, 06:43 PM
I need to nab that if I'm ever at a TRU for some reason again.  I was thinking those may have been hard to get so I didn't bother when they first hit but now I need to get off the pot.

Out of all of the mini-ships I have (both polybag and planet sets) it is the weakest of them all - and I pretty much like the mini-scale stuff. I think what would have made this better was a beefier cockpit/fuselage section, but I'm sure they limit the pieces based on the price point.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2013, 12:16 AM
Couldn't agree more.  I only buy these occassionally anyway, but that Mando Fighter is pretty sad.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 27, 2013, 08:13 PM
Finishing up what I needed/wanted from 2012...

Gungan Sub (9499)
Polybag STAP w/BattleDroid (30058)
Polybag MTT (30059)
Polybag Shirtless Darth Maul (5000062)
Polybag TC-14 (5000063)

and from 2011...
Polybag AAT (30052)
Polybag Vulture Droid (30055)

and from 2010...
Cad Bane's Speeder (8128)


Now that I'm all caught up with the 2012 sets (I'm not even going to attempt to get those event exclusive sets), I have to decide how much of 2011 and earlier I want to grab or if I just want to move forward from here.

There are a few sets that can still be had for somewhat reasonable prices online from the big box stores - like the 2011 Naboo Fighter and the 2010 ARC-170 are both available from Target.com still.

I would love to have the $$$ to get both the Super Star Destroyer and the Death Star sets, but those are both $400 each. So those will have to just be a pipe dream for the moment.

Finishing up what I don't have from 2011 *should* be fairly doable - with the exception of the Super Star Destroyer, all I need is:
7868 - Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter
7877 - Naboo Starfighter
7913 - Clone Trooper Battle Pack
7929 - Battle of Naboo
7958 - Advent Calendar (Still in-stock at Entertainment Earth)
7962 - Anakin & Sebulba's Pod Racers (can pick this up off TRU.com)
20019 - Polybag Slave I
20021 - Polybag Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
30051 - Polybag X-Wing
30054 - Polybag AT-ST

For those last two, I really need to take a good look at pics of them and compare them to the X-Wing and AT-ST planet sets. If the build models are identical, I can skip getting both the polybag versions.

And then from 2010 - there's really only one set I'm really looking to get - and that's the TIE Defender - such a cool design that I'll never get from Hasbro, so I might as well get it from Lego.

I think I'll take the approach I did with the last few eBay auctions I've won, eventually, I'll be able to get these sets for less than their original retail price - it's what happened with the Grievous Starfighter, Cad Bane's Speeder and Imperial V-Wing. But with the 3.75" Black Series hitting soon, and the fact that I still need to get an opener of the Vintage Endor AT-AT, I should probably slow down with the Lego for a bit now...

 :-\
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 5, 2013, 08:43 PM
Saw on Lego.com that the Endor Rebels vs Imperials Battle Pack is "retiring soon" so I snagged two more at Wal-Mart. I might snag one or two more if I can find them, but in general they've been kinda sorta hard to find around here. Mainly doing it for the Imperials but there are also more coming in the Ewok Hut set I plan on buying at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jayson on July 13, 2013, 04:29 PM
Looks like the Mandalorian Speeder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthray/9279328428/) with Darth Maul and the Mando Super Commandos is hitting TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 16, 2013, 01:29 PM
Looks like the Mandalorian Speeder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthray/9279328428/) with Darth Maul and the Mando Super Commandos is hitting TRU.

At my TRU they had:
Geonosis Duel
Mandalorian Speeder
Tank Droid
Homing Spider Droid
Republic Gunship
Jek-14's Starfighter
AT-TE

They didn't have Jabba's Sail Barge, Jedi Defender Cruiser or HH-87 Starhopper

I passed on all of them since they will be easy to come by at Target and/or WalMart I'm sure and they'll be a few $$ cheaper there too.

If TRU still had their sale going on though - I would have totally bought two of the more expensive sets...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 26, 2013, 12:35 PM
My local Toys R Us got in the Jedi Defender Cruiser and Jabba's Sail Barge.

I know TRU's prices run a little higher than other places, but I couldn't pass up on the Jedi Defender Cruiser - I love all the sets from The Old Republic game.

So now, with the exception of the Starhopper, Advent Calendar (too early for that one), and of course the Ewok Village, I've seen all of the back-half of 2013 Lego sets....

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2013, 05:13 PM
Heard stories that, if you argue the price and show them Lego.com's price, they'll match it.  Just what I'm hearing anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2013, 08:52 PM
I saw the new sets at TRU this weekend as well.  Being a relatively new LEGO collector, I've really been looking forward to the Barge....and was mighty tempted...but didn't really have the extra money and figured I was better off waiting for Target/WM for that one.  Looked cool though.  I only collect the OT stuff, but have to admit that the other new sets looked kind of neat too.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 2, 2013, 04:26 PM
Sets continue to trickle out at places like Kmart and Target around here.

Picked up the Geonosis Hangar/Duel set at my local Kmart last night.

Turns out that the Jedi Defender Cruiser I picked up at Toys R Us was already price-adjusted when I bought it - $89.99 which is the same price as Lego Shop - so my guess is that since they only had one, someone had already come in and bought one and asked them to adjust the price. So I guess I was lucky.

They have the Sail Barge for $139 which is $20 more than Lego Shop - I wonder if I could get them to adjust to the Lego Shop price on that one - out of all these new 2013 set, that's the one I'm most excited about since I only recently got back into getting Star Wars legos and I don't have the earlier release.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Mike Shaeffer on August 2, 2013, 11:57 PM
I got the Saesee Tiin Starfighter a week ago at the Steel City Con. Was a lot of fun to put it together.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 6, 2013, 10:05 PM
Picked up the HH-87 Starhopper on my way home from work - what a fun little set. Joins my Z-95 Headhunter and Umbaran Mobile Canon as some of my favorite sets since they are the ONLY way I'll ever get characters like Pong Krell, Umbaran Soldiers and Raako Hardine in toy form.

I also purchased the AT-TE from Shop.Lego.com using my $10 VIP rewards bucks I had banked so that I could also get the Clone Lieutenant mini-fig. So now I'm just left with needing Jabba's Sail Barge, Republic Gunship, Advent Calendar and Ewok Village (now that the final wave of Planet Sets are cancelled) to be "done" with 2013 sets.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 11, 2013, 10:53 PM
Snagged the Mandalorian Speeder and the Advent Calendar at the local LEGO Store this morning to get the Blue Clone Trooper. I had wanted to get the Battle of Hoth set but they didn't have any, so I went ahead and got the Advent Calendar. I didn't want to pay full price for it, but oh well.

Double VIP Points in October though. Gotta decide if I want to get the Sail Barge or the Ewok Village.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on September 12, 2013, 01:54 PM
In October I'm thinking of of getting one of the Lego remote control train sets for my kids.  Anybody ever get any of these and have any thoughts on them.  Looks like there are two sets available right now - a cargo train and a passenger train.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 15, 2014, 10:34 PM
Picked up seven of the new 2014 sets today at my local WalMart

Star Destroyer - Microfighter
Vulture Droid
General Grievous' Wheel Bike
Utapau Troopers
Death Star Troopers
Battle on Saleucami
Droid Gunship

I could have also grabbed the new Red/Gray V-Wing, Anakin's Yellow Jedi Interceptor and the AT-AP, but I wanted to pace myself purchase wise.

I was just super excited to find new Star Wars Lego sets!

I've built the Star Destroyer Microfighter - and while the ship is kinda ridiculous, it was still a fun little set to put together and I didn't mind getting it since the mini-fig was new.

I haven't built any of the other ones yet - but I'm sure I'll have them all done tomorrow - I can't leave a Lego set un-built for long.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 16, 2014, 08:14 PM
Since they were in the process of the toy aisle reset when I found those sets yesterday, I went back to my local WalMart to see if they put any more stuff out.

I was able to pick up the remaining five Microfighters: Millennium Falcon, X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Turbo Tank & AAT.

I also grabbed the Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Canon and the Kashyyyk Troopers set.

So I now have 14 of the new 2014 sets.

For the stuff coming out in the 1st half of 2014, I think I just need:

Anakin's Jedi Interceptor
V-Wing Starfighter
AT-AP
Droid Tri-Fighter
Coruscant Police Gunship

Everything else on the list for 2014 is for later this year...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 23, 2014, 11:29 PM
This week - I picked up the following sets:

V-Wing Starfighter (Red/Gray from ROTS)
AT-AP

I have seen Anakin's Jedi Starfighter but I have yet to see the Droid Tri-Fighter and Coruscant Police Gunship.

So far though, the only place that has put out 2014 Lego Sets in my area is WalMart - so my thinking is that one or both of those two sets are going to be "soft" exclusives at either Target or Toys R Us. Toys R Us has been running the Buy-One-Get-One-50%-Off through, I believe yesterday, so my guess is that they have been purposely holding back to the 2014 sets for that sale to be over.

The Old Republic Jedi Defender Cruiser was exclusive in brick-and-mortar to Toys R Us, the Clone Wars BARC Speeder w/Sidecar & Starhopper sets were exclusive to WalMart, and the Umbaran Canon was exclusive to Target - so it's conceivable that those two remaining sets that I haven't seen aren't going to be carried by WalMart and are exclusive to either TRU or Target or both - only time will tell I guess....
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 24, 2014, 11:06 AM
Picked up the Coruscant Police Gunship this morning at Toys R Us using the 15% coupon they sent out this week.

Also picked up two of the large Minifigure display cases so I can put all my loose Star Wars mini-figs in SOMETHING that will make it easier to display them.

I also pulled the trigger on the Wave 4 Planet sets via Amazon today - while the order was from three different sellers, because they were all being fulfilled by Amazon, it was only $68 for the set of three - which sucks since they were only supposed to be $10 each, but it's still way under the $80-$90 price tag a set of three has been getting on eBay.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on February 26, 2014, 05:45 PM
Picked up the Utapau Troopers set for my son this week and we built it last night.  Has anyone else seen the new blasters on these figures?  They have little latches that make the guns fire, similar to some of the ships.  The set comes with a ton of extra light blue "lazers" (clear blue dots) to shoot.  Super cool!  They fly a good 5-6 feet too - way more than I expected.  How does Lego get away with this, but Rocket Fett or hard plastic guns from Hasbro are considered a chocking hazard?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on February 26, 2014, 07:30 PM
Hasbro's answer on "soft" guns was always that they had their own level of safety standards.  I always called BS on that though.  Annoying.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 28, 2014, 11:42 AM
How does Lego get away with this, but Rocket Fett or hard plastic guns from Hasbro are considered a chocking hazard?

I think it's due to size.

Those round clear blue/red studs that the new guns "fire" are very pill-like in that if a child were to swallow one, since it is round and features no sharp corners would cause no harm to the child.

Just a guess...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on February 28, 2014, 11:52 AM
How does Lego get away with this, but Rocket Fett or hard plastic guns from Hasbro are considered a chocking hazard?

I think it's due to size.

Those round clear blue/red studs that the new guns "fire" are very pill-like in that if a child were to swallow one, since it is round and features no sharp corners would cause no harm to the child.

Just a guess...

I'd agree with that, but the little red missile from Rocket Fett isn't much larger if that's the arguement.  I can't see that blocking an airway.  Regardless, the new lego guns are pretty slick.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Muftak on February 28, 2014, 07:11 PM
Fett's rocket was a no-go because he could shoot your eye out. In that light, how are the legos different?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on February 28, 2014, 09:44 PM
I think there is some magic choke test that parts need to pass to be acceptable.  It simulates child's windpipe.  The parts either need to be small (pill like) so they can be swallowed, or so big that they can't lodge in your throat very easily.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2014, 09:54 PM
Hasbro also has its own more stringent safety standards than the minimums set by toy safety...  Or so was the reasoning on soft accessories back in the qna days.  I generally felt it was cheap materials as that excuse varied by the session.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 2, 2014, 09:57 AM
Picked up Anakin's Yellow Jedi Starfighter set yesterday while I was out running errands.

My local Target did finally put out the new 2014 sets yesterday. They didn't have anything I hadn't already seen, but there was a "wish list" type catalog dedicated to Lego in the aisle so I started thumbing through it.

Sure enough - on the page that was labeled as Target exclusives - there was the Droid Tri-Fighter set.

So for the 1st half of 2014, here are the brick-and-mortar retailer exclusives:

Toys R Us - Coruscant Police Gunship
WalMart - Republic Anti-Vehicle Canon
Target - Droid Tri-Fighter

Online you can get them at LegoShop.com and Amazon.com - so I believe the exclusivity is to store-fronts only.


Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 4, 2014, 03:44 AM
I picked up the Sail Barge and one of the Imperial Guards battle packs today. Sail Barge was on sale for something like 10% off, and though I originally decided to buy the Ewok Village, I ended up going with the cheaper option. Also got the free Revan minifig.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 5, 2014, 12:22 PM
On Saturday, I drove to my nearest Lego Store in the mall and picked up both the Death Star and the Sandcrawler. Snagged two Revan mini-figs thanks to those purchases.

I also hit up the Toys R Us and was able to score the Free Build X-Wing and TIE Fighter mini-ships.

Started putting the Death Star together on Sunday - that has been fun build so far - probably will finish it up during the week and then start on the Sandcrawler over next weekend.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on May 5, 2014, 01:47 PM
Nice haul there Pete   8)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 5, 2014, 07:56 PM
Nice haul there Pete   8)

Thanks!

I am a huge KOTOR fan and I really wanted to pick up an extra of the Darth Revan mini-figure - unfortunately, I am also incredibly impatient - so I already have all of the smaller sets - so my options were limited to the Death Star, Sandcrawler and the Super Star Destroyer. I have been saving up to make the purchases but all I was able to save up was enough for the Sandcrawler and one of the other two - so I went with the Death Star. While I do want to eventually get the Super Star Destroyer - I won't be heartbroken if I never get it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 5, 2014, 10:53 PM
Word is that the SSD was quietly retired, so whatever is left out there is it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2014, 07:31 AM
On Saturday, I drove to my nearest Lego Store in the mall and picked up both the Death Star and the Sandcrawler. Snagged two Revan mini-figs thanks to those purchases.

I also hit up the Toys R Us and was able to score the Free Build X-Wing and TIE Fighter mini-ships.

Started putting the Death Star together on Sunday - that has been fun build so far - probably will finish it up during the week and then start on the Sandcrawler over next weekend.

Nice haul on the big sets Pete.  I was going to skip Revan, but my neighbor's kid came home with the Ewok Village and I couldn't resist.  I grabbed the X-Wing, Kashyyk Clones, and a Fett magnet to hit $75 online.

How did you get the TRU set? I thought that was just for kids?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on May 6, 2014, 11:22 AM
Word is that the SSD was quietly retired, so whatever is left out there is it.

Anybody have this and put it together? 

I've got the Death Star and think its super cool, although spendy.  I've never gotten that excited about the SSD and don't think I would pull the trigger at its current price.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2014, 02:10 PM
^ I was going to build the SSD to leave on my kitchen table when not in use but the Tower Bridge took that spot.  Too long to really have any other room to display it.

Was going to say free shipping + 5% off at Target but already sold out there.  I've been ordering a lot of the larger sets there since I get oodles of giftcards.  I'd make up your mind fairly quickly...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2014, 03:11 PM
I was thinking about the SED because of the figures, but display space is at a premium and that thing is huge.  My son has the reg star destroyer, which I think is sufficient.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 6, 2014, 04:58 PM
Word is that the SSD was quietly retired, so whatever is left out there is it.

UGH - great - now I want that one more - although I think the spot in the store where they used to have them was taken up by the Sandcrawler, so I don't know if they moved them into the back or actually sold through them. I'd find it hard to believe that they sold through them, but stranger things have happened I guess...

How did you get the TRU set? I thought that was just for kids?

I walked in, asked if I could build two of each ship - the table was completely void of kids and the girls working the table were sorting the parts into bags so that anyone who walked up could just be handed a bag of parts - they gave me two bags, I made sure no parts were missing and built the two X-Wings and the two TIEs - grabbed a spare set of instructions and walked out.  ;D


At lunch time today I went to the TRU near my work and picked up the Polybag set of Anakin's Green Jedi Starfighter from ROTS - it was the last one they had on the pegs. Built it while I was eating my lunch - great little mini set. Would have made for a nice Galaxy set with "Sith" Anakin and a Mustafar globe....  :-\

I think my next acquisition will be to try to get the Jek Microfighter from last year's SDCC.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 7, 2014, 06:38 AM
Yeah, people have been snagging the SSD everywhere it's sold. It's always been that way with LEGO though. Anytime there are rumors of a set's retirement, people go crazy (see the Jabba's Palace thing last year when stores sold out of the set because of the mosque controversy). Some people have been saving up for the SSD since it came out, and want one before it's gone, while scalpers see the dollar signs.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 7, 2014, 02:59 PM
Yeah, people have been snagging the SSD everywhere it's sold. It's always been that way with LEGO though. Anytime there are rumors of a set's retirement, people go crazy (see the Jabba's Palace thing last year when stores sold out of the set because of the mosque controversy). Some people have been saving up for the SSD since it came out, and want one before it's gone, while scalpers see the dollar signs.

Yeah - I just called the local Lego store and it turns out they are out of them now as well - I guess folks have been going around snatching them up... Oh well, if I never get that set, I won't be heartbroken... Maybe I'll keep an eye on it on Amazon...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 14, 2014, 11:06 AM
This week's acquisitions:

2013 SDCC Jek-14 Microfighter
TC-4 Minifigure Polybag
Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
2014 Imperial Shuttle Polybag

For the Home One set, I really wasn't setting out to pick that one up off eBay, but I found a seller with multiple of the set for sale, selling it for $20 less than the MSRP - which in the Lego world is a rarity - most times things go up in cost, not down.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2014, 09:45 AM
Picked up the Tower of Orthanc last night.  I already have 1 black gate but think this warrents another.  Amazon has some mild 40% bogo stuff this week.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 12, 2014, 12:31 PM
My wife and parents teamed up and got me the Lego Super Star Destroyer for my birthday - it came back in stock for a brief period last week and they got it for me - so cross one more UCS/large SW set off my wish list... Can't wait to start putting it together, Vader's command ship was always one of my favorite designs from the OT.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: solrac on August 4, 2014, 11:33 AM
I got three The Hobbit bowman and two The Collectors from SDCC, didn't get Batman and that's the one I wanted.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2014, 09:59 AM
So far I've picked up:
Jedi Scout Fighter
The Ghost
The Phantom

I've seen all of the new 2014 sets at my local Toys R Us - but nowhere else. Since I don't have a Lego representation of it yet, I'll probably grab the B-Wing next.

I'm also circling some eBay auctions for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2014, 11:30 AM
Target is resetting this week.  They have all these and the OT sets as well.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on August 7, 2014, 12:19 AM
I got the Snowspeeder last week when I visited the LEGO Store. Gonna hold off on the larger sets until October when they have triple VIP points.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 11, 2014, 01:13 PM
My local Target finally reset this weekend and put out the new Star Wars sets.

Grabbed the B-Wing set from there.
I also won an auction for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper...

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 15, 2014, 12:30 AM
Received my Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper Mini-Figure - fun little set, fits in great with the other Microfighters...

I also grabbed the new Snowspeeder set...

Down to just the AT-AT, Mos Eisley, Star Destroyer and MTT sets from this round of Star Wars Lego...

I'm hoping to be caught up before the Advent Calendar and new Hobbit sets come out.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on August 15, 2014, 06:00 AM
Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

I put together the new Snowspeeder the other day, fun little set. Not worth $30 though.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 15, 2014, 03:02 PM
Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

I put together the new Snowspeeder the other day, fun little set. Not worth $30 though.

Thanks for the tip! Yeah - I'll definitely wait then - I still have $20 in rewards points sitting too...

Agreed on the Snowspeeder - interesting when I picked it up, it's spot on the shelf was right next to the AT-RT set which has only 57 or so pieces less and sells for $19.99 - so those 57 pieces are worth $10? Seems a bit extreme, at most this set should have been $24.99 or this wave's $19.99 set.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on August 15, 2014, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the heads up.  I've got a pile of birthday cash on the way and was thinking about picking up the new sets with it... might as well wait until October since I'm not opening them now anyway.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on August 16, 2014, 10:30 AM
Yeah, I'm sitting on $20 worth of rewards from over the last year or so. My goal is to bump that total to around $50 and put it towards either the Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on August 16, 2014, 10:41 AM
Yeah, I'm sitting on $20 worth of rewards from over the last year or so. My goal is to bump that total to around $50 and put it towards either the Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler.

This is what I do with my Amazon rewards... I let them pile up all year then wait for the bigger sets to show up on Amazon Prime so I can skip the tax.

I managed to buy one of the $400 sets, I think it was the Death Star for about $175, and I got the Ewok Village for about $90.  Now I'm saving up points to get a break on the Sandcrawler. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on September 4, 2014, 01:00 PM
Scratch that, I'm saving my Amazon points for something else...

I've got a buddy who works part time at the Lego store, and he's picking me up a Sandcrawler today.  Turns out, the employee discount is 50%.

$165 with tax was too good to pass up.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on September 4, 2014, 06:25 PM
50%?  Wow...  that's a good store/company discount. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on September 4, 2014, 07:32 PM
Ya wow!  I should look into landing a part time weekend job there.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on September 4, 2014, 09:33 PM
Yeah, there's a limit though... $2000 per year (after discount), so you can buy $4000 worth of Lego at half off per year.  He said he had plenty that he wouldn't use... I'm hoping he can also hook me up with a Slave I for $100 when that comes out.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on September 4, 2014, 11:37 PM
Wow so you can buy like 3 sets in a year?  A steal!  :D
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on September 6, 2014, 08:45 AM
That's actually a crazy good perk.  You could get the equivalent of 10 death stars for the price of 5 before hitting your max.  You could easily land all of the bigger sets before hitting the limit.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 8, 2014, 11:35 AM
You say he still has plenty? >:D

Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

Confirmed to be Double VIP Points, and lasting all month. So every $50 you spend gets you a $5 reward.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 9, 2014, 01:11 AM
When I stopped at a Toys R Us today (looking for the Rebels 3-pack) I struck up a conversation with the employee who rang me up and it turns out he had already set up the bags of parts for this weekend's mini-Ghost build, so he gave me a bag and instruction sheet.

Not an amazing design, but still a neat little attempt to do the Ghost at this micro-mini scale. Also glad I don't have to go during the build hours and jockey for the parts among throngs of screaming kids...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on October 9, 2014, 04:30 PM
I picked up the UCS X-Wing.  Last day of no tax on Amazon last week left me fiddly.

Wanted to pick up the mini-modulars at TRU this month but no way I'm forking over $300 just to get x4 "$20" sets for free.  I'll stick with the big ones.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on October 30, 2014, 03:42 PM
Got the B-Wing today, with Double VIP points ending tomorrow at the LEGO Store. The clerk hinted that there might be some online deals for Black Friday.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 6, 2014, 12:34 PM
Finished up what I needed from the 2014 sets using points and getting double-points:

Cantina
AT-AT
Star Destroyer
Trade Federation MTT

Would have been cool if the Slave I was out, but oh well... no new Star Wars lego until 2015 for me now...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on November 6, 2014, 03:55 PM
Here's a couple years worth of recent acquisitions.  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/c8fMLX0.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: iFett on November 6, 2014, 08:04 PM
Nice!   :)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on November 6, 2014, 09:51 PM
When we eventually move into a new place I get to build all these, and it's going to be amazing - and take weeks.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on December 6, 2014, 06:43 PM
The last model I got here was the Ewok Village.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 7, 2014, 12:20 AM
I picked up the UCS R2-D2 and X-Wing today.  Having a buddy who works at the Lego store is awesome.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on December 14, 2014, 11:52 PM
Snagged the new Star Destroyer today, the LEGO Store was having a single day of Double VIP Points. Puts me at $45 worth of rewards, and I'll probably snag the Ewok Village next.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 2, 2015, 02:09 PM
Snagged a bunch of 2015 sets yesterday - drove to my local Lego Store to get...

UCS Slave I
AT-DP
TIE Advanced Prototype
Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter
Ezra's Speeder Bike
Shadow Troopers
Imperial Troop Transport
All 6 Series 2 Microfighters
Mini AT-DP (polybag)

Tried to find a Toys R Us with the Mini TIE Advanced polybag, but no luck...

Gonna hold back on a few sets so I have something to buy for the May The Fourth promotion which will be The Ep4 Yularen minifigure polybag.

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 5, 2015, 05:49 PM
Hit a Toys R Us again in hopes of grabbing the TIE Advanced Prototype Polybag set - still no luck - picked up the new AAT set since it was the only set they had in stock that I hadn't grabbed yet...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on January 5, 2015, 09:47 PM
I grabbed the new OT Microfighters and the T-16.  I'm holding off on the Slave I, but only for a little bit.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 8, 2015, 11:07 AM
In yet another failed attempt to find the TIE Advanced Polybag at Toys R Us - I ended up grabbing the T-16 Skyhopper set instead. Fun build
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 11, 2015, 10:50 PM
Picked up the following sets at my local Target this weekend:

Hailfire Droid
Senate Commando Troopers
Geonosis Troopers

That leaves me with just the Wookie Gunship, Battle Droid Troop Carrier and the TIE Advanced Prototype Polybag for 2015 Star Wars sets released so far.

I was hoping that the UCS TIE Fighter was coming out for May 4th - but it looks like that's not coming until August, so I'm probably going to hold off on the Wookie Gunship so I can have SOMETHING to buy on the 4th so I can secure the free polybagged figure - which is rumored to be Admiral Yularen. The Battle Droid Carrier would also be a great fall-back purchase, I could easily score extras of some of this year's Battle Packs to combine with a purchase of that set to reach $75 to get the free figure as well...

I guess the next Lego sets I'll be picking up will be the Marvel Super Heroes ones for Avengers 2... I'm sure they'll all be out WAY before May 4th.





Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on January 20, 2015, 02:54 PM
Had a coupon for a free minifigure with purchase at a LEGO Store so I stopped by over the weekend and snagged two of the Shadow Trooper battle packs. It bumped my VIP rewards to $50, so after saving up some cash I'll finally be purchasing the Ewok Village, at which point I'll only be 2 sets behind. :P
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on January 20, 2015, 05:58 PM
I had to snag the Shadow Trooper and Stormtrooper sets this last weekend.  I used to think $3 for a minifig was expensive, but Now it feels like a deal next to $14 Black Series figs!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on January 31, 2015, 05:16 PM
I recently got here only the Anakin Skywalker Jedi Starfighter from the first Clone Wars cartoon series.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 23, 2015, 10:15 AM
Picked up the following sets yesterday:

- T-16
- Stormtrooper Dropship
- Royal Guard/DST Battle Pack
- Snowspeeder Microfighter
- AT-AT Microfighter
- Hoth Han minifigure (had a coupon from the LEGO Calendar, any Star Wars purchase at a LEGO Store got him for free; this is the same brown coat one offered during May 4th a few years back)

The Microfighters were particularly frustrating buys because TRU had a BOGO last week but I couldn't find any stores that stocked the AT-AT. In fact, I got one of the last ones at the LEGO Store too. Didn't know that one was so hard to find? ???

Next up for me: Ewok Village during Double VIP Points next month
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 16, 2015, 12:39 AM
Next up for me: Ewok Village during Double VIP Points next month

Finally scratched that one off the list this afternoon at the local LEGO Store. Double VIP Points started this weekend and last until the end of the month, and I had $50 built up from previous purchases throughout last year. So I got the set for $200, and got another $20 in VIP rewards that I'll save for either the Slave I or Sandcrawler.

Oh, and if anyone hasn't snagged the Ewok Village yet, the cashier said he had heard rumors of a retirement in the near future...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 3, 2015, 09:46 AM
Picked up the UCS TIE Fighter and got the Admiral Yularen figure at my local Lego Store yesterday.

I also ordered the UCS X-Wing from the Lego Shop@Home site, hadn't picked that set up yet...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 3, 2015, 10:01 PM
I snagged the AT-AT to get Yularen. Just need to get the Cantina to be caught up on System sets (will probably get it next month for the WInter Soldier minifig promo), then I can save for the Sandcrawler and hopefully pick it up by the time TFA comes out.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 13, 2015, 07:57 PM
Bought the Tatooine Mini Build and four Free-Builds from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Probably paid too much for it, but at least it's part of my collection now... Hopefully they'll go light on SDCC Star Wars exclusives this year (doubtful I know, but one can hope)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 18, 2015, 11:30 PM
Stopped by the local LEGO Store tonight to grab the Spider-Man promo set and was surprised to find the Summer Star Wars sets out. I ended up grabbing the Death Star II Duel, although it was hard to pass on the Tyderium for $20 more. Lots of Endor Rebel goodness in that set (Nik Sant!).

Not counting UCS sets, this leaves me with only needing the Mos Eisley Cantina (which I cannot find anywhere locally ???) and the Imperial Shuttle to be caught up.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 19, 2015, 11:48 PM
Not counting UCS sets, this leaves me with only needing the Mos Eisley Cantina (which I cannot find anywhere locally ???) and the Imperial Shuttle to be caught up.

My local Toys R Us stores still have the Cantina set...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on June 2, 2015, 05:54 PM
Ended up grabbing the Cantina Set online from LEGO Shop, and threw in some blind bag minifigs to get the free Winter Soldier minifig. Also last week I grabbed the new LEGO DK minifigure book with the Prototype Armor Boba Fett minifigure.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 3, 2015, 10:15 PM
Picked up the new 2015 sets this week:
Naboo Starfighter
Flash Speeder
Imperial Shuttle Tydirium
Death Star Final Duel
Imperial Assault Carrier

Great collection of sets, the only one I haven't put together yet is the Naboo Fighter. I'm not sure when it comes out but the new Sith Infiltrator looks interesting, not quite sure how it differs from the one we got just a few years ago though.

I'm really looking forward to the Force Awakens sets... I guess they're only 2 months away at this point...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on July 6, 2015, 03:40 PM
Picked up the new 2015 sets this week:
Naboo Starfighter
Flash Speeder
Imperial Shuttle Tydirium
Death Star Final Duel
Imperial Assault Carrier

Great collection of sets, the only one I haven't put together yet is the Naboo Fighter. I'm not sure when it comes out but the new Sith Infiltrator looks interesting, not quite sure how it differs from the one we got just a few years ago though.

I'm really looking forward to the Force Awakens sets... I guess they're only 2 months away at this point...

I still need convincing that the first four offer enough "newness" to them over the previous issues of these sets.  Has anyone seen, or done a comparison of old vs. new.  I'd be interested in your thoughts Pete if you have them both handy.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 7, 2015, 10:36 AM
Picked up the new 2015 sets this week:
Naboo Starfighter
Flash Speeder
Imperial Shuttle Tydirium
Death Star Final Duel
Imperial Assault Carrier

Great collection of sets, the only one I haven't put together yet is the Naboo Fighter. I'm not sure when it comes out but the new Sith Infiltrator looks interesting, not quite sure how it differs from the one we got just a few years ago though.

I'm really looking forward to the Force Awakens sets... I guess they're only 2 months away at this point...

I still need convincing that the first four offer enough "newness" to them over the previous issues of these sets.  Has anyone seen, or done a comparison of old vs. new.  I'd be interested in your thoughts Pete if you have them both handy.

For the Flash Speeder and Naboo Starfighter, the only versions of those that I had were the ones from 1999/2000 - I wasn't collecting Lego Star Wars from 2001 through 2011, so I did not get the Naboo fighter that came with the SOTDS branding.

As far as I'm concerned there are HUGE differences (obviously) between the original releases of these vehicles and these 2015 versions.

For the Shuttle - I didn't have this vehicle at all, so it was a great opportunity to pick it up. I *WISH* I had grabbed the UCS Shuttle back when I saw it at Toys R Us four years ago when I was getting back into Lego.

The Final Duel set is like a bigger version of the section of the Death Star from the Death Star Playset, it's a nice display piece, but kinda dull IMHO, so if you're already on the fence about it, I would pass. The new Darth Vader helmet is kinda cool tho.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 10, 2015, 11:51 PM
A local Walmart had a TON of LEGO sets on sale across all lines. Broke my "no PT rule" and snagged Anakin's ROTS Jedi Fighter and Grievous' wheelbike for $19 each (marked down from $25).
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 19, 2015, 01:37 AM
Got the Mini-build Dagobah set from 2015 SDCC in the mail and put it together today - cute little set. Goes nicely with the Mini-build Tatooine set. Curious to see when the next set comes out, maybe for NYCC? and what location from ROTJ it will be, maybe Ewok Village?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 21, 2015, 10:22 AM
Went to the LEGO Store yesterday and snagged a Rebels Stormtrooper Transport to get the ROTJ poster, giving me a full set of OT posters. I have two of them now and might combine them to make a bigger transport... just wish the Stormies were "normal."
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jayson on July 21, 2015, 10:28 AM
Bought The Ghost, The Phantom and Rebels speeder bike set (Ezra, Sabine and ST) on clearance at WM. Plus had to get the Ant-man set after seeing the film last week.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 7, 2015, 05:19 PM
I picked up Poe's X-Wing on Saturday and the Special Forces TIE Fighter today. Both are great sets and a lot of fun to build. Even though the wings on the TIE use a lot of the same techniques as the ANH TIE from a couple of years back, there are some new bits here and there to keep it interesting. The minifigure selection is great, too, with some good generic background support on both sides.

One thing is for sure: Lego is, as usual, having zero problems getting decent amounts of product into stores.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 8, 2015, 12:08 PM
Grabbed the new TFA Falcon over the weekend from the local LEGO store to rack up some VIP points. Had a great convo with some of the employees about it too. They showed me the display model and talked about how fun it was to build, and actually showed me all of the differences when I said I thought it was the same as the last model from 2011.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 8, 2015, 09:18 PM
Grabbed the new TFA Falcon over the weekend from the local LEGO store to rack up some VIP points. Had a great convo with some of the employees about it too. They showed me the display model and talked about how fun it was to build, and actually showed me all of the differences when I said I thought it was the same as the last model from 2011.

Nice! Compared to customer support at, oh I dunno, say Toys R US this past weekend, my best Force Friday interactions were with the folks at my local Lego Store - happy to help, happy to talk Lego, etc... Lego certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to customer service IMHO.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 21, 2015, 07:50 PM
Grabbed Rey's Speeder tonight from the LEGO Store to get the AOTC Poster. 5 posters down, 1 to go.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on November 2, 2015, 03:00 PM
Got Shuttle Tydirium over the weekend along with the ROTS LEGO Poster, finishing off the set.

Just need to grab the Sandcrawler and I'll be caught up with all of the OT sets.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on November 18, 2015, 04:58 PM
Caved and bought the TRU promotional C-3PO on Amazon for $10. There's a TRU 5 minutes from me that I've checked every day since the promo started 3 weeks ago and of course the store never got it in, nor do they have any clue what I'm talking about when I ask them. Stings paying double the price but I can knock it off my list.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on December 22, 2015, 12:50 AM
I'm not a Lego collector but kept up with it mostly as a sideshow kind of thing, and I always appreciated the stuff they'd put out anyway.

Well, went into stores this weekend and the shelves were bare...  Bare I tell you!  A mere couple days AFTER the movie opens and less than a week before Christmas, and there wasn't enough product on the shelves.  I shed a tear for that child who wanted Lego Star Wars for Christmas.  But oh no, stupid Legblow pissed away this awesome opportunity, and didn't get toys to the kids who wanted them.  *sigh*

This is just a pathetic way to run a company IMHO.



 ;D
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on December 22, 2015, 12:53 PM
I thought I remember reading somewhere that Lego was having manufacturing problems during the fall (labor contract?) that was going to impact stock for Christmas.  I wonder if some of that is why the shelves are empty.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on December 22, 2015, 01:30 PM
Check the batteries on your sarcasm detector...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jesse James on December 23, 2015, 01:01 AM
They were empty last year and the year before, and 05 as I recall, haha.  Lego's just popular.  But yes, sarcasm ahoy there.  :-X
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on December 29, 2015, 11:58 PM
My sons got a few sets for Christmas and I ended up getting a few for myself.  All in all, a good Christmas.

First Order Tie Fighter
Poe's X-Wing
Rey's Speeder
Kylo Ren's Shuttle
First Order Snowspeeder
First Order Troop Transporter
The Ghost
The Phantom
AT-DP
Obi-Wan
Commander Cody
Jango Fett
Tie Advanced Prototype
Imperial Assault Carrier
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 30, 2015, 12:30 AM
Found a couple new 2016 sets at my local Target today - the Resistance Trooper Battle Pack and the Polybag version of Poe's X-Wing. Nice pair of sets to kick off what will probably be quite a bit of Lego acquisition for me over the next couple of days...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on December 30, 2015, 09:16 AM
That's cool, I was looking forward to seeing those soon.  Might have to take a run today to see if my Target has them out yet.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 30, 2015, 06:05 PM
The new 2016 product continues to trickle out at my local Target, today it was the First Order Battle Pack so I grabbed a pair of those. Would have liked one more Stormtrooper instead of Gunner/Officer figure instead, but still a nice battlepack to add to my First Order troopers.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on December 30, 2015, 06:19 PM
Cool finds for sure.  My Target was dry.  Guess I'll have to wait until Saturday when they are scheduled to be released and check back.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2015, 10:33 PM
I somehow missed the A-Wing Polybag, so I grabbed one on eBay this week.  I also managed to score a Tumbler at a massive discount that I couldn't say no to.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 2, 2016, 10:38 AM
Hit up my local Lego store yesterday morning. Was pretty disappointed that they didn't have more of the new Star Wars sets. No sign of any OT, PT or Rebels sets - all they had were the buildable figures, the Resistance Transport, Battle or Takodana and the First Order Snowspeeder Microfighter.

Was really hoping to pick up the Carbon Freeze Chamber and new Hoth set.

They seemed more interested in promoting the new Nexo Knights line and the Ghostbusters firehouse, which is neat, but not $350 neat.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on January 3, 2016, 03:19 PM
The latest one I got here was Death Star Final Duel for Christmas.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on January 3, 2016, 08:24 PM
Did a quick check of the local TRU this evening and FINALLY spotted the exclusive 3PO figures... you know, 2 months after the promotion ended. They were being sold for $6 a pop so I got two of them. Hoping to trade them for some other polybag figures on Reddit.

They also had the new TFA sets (Takodana, Battle Packs, etc.) with no TRU tax but I passed for now.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on January 6, 2016, 09:27 PM
Ended up finding all the new sets in the area, but had to go to three different stores to do so. Picked up the Resistence and First Order troop sets and the Battle on Takodana set. Nice thing was, the Target I found the Takodana set at had it mislabeled as a 'House of Mirrors' set and it was only $49.99.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on January 26, 2016, 08:07 PM
I recently picked up both the AAT and the Battle on Takodana sets yesterday.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 18, 2016, 01:30 PM
Picked up the new Obi-Wan Jedi Interceptor and Droid Escape Pod sets at my local WalMart - I have only seen these two sets at one WalMart, almost has me wondering if they got these sets prematurely by accident
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 20, 2016, 03:27 PM
Picked up the "Ezra's Speeder Bike" set on clearance at Target today for $5.04
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on February 20, 2016, 03:42 PM
Wow, great find.  That set has been sold out for months around here.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jayson on February 21, 2016, 11:29 AM
Picked up some new sets yesterday at Walmart. They had all of the new 2016 set but I went home with The Ghost (microfighter), Snap Wexley's X-wing (microfighter) and the Carbon Freezing Chamber.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 28, 2016, 07:04 PM
Picked up the Resistance X-Wing and First Order TIE Fighter Microfighters along with the Battlefront Rebel Alliance pack at Wal-Mart this afternoon.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 29, 2016, 06:04 PM
Picked up the Carbon Freezing Chamber this morning at a WalMart on my way into work. Also picked up the Resistance X-Wing Micro-fighter the other day at the same WalMart - this is the same store where I found the other sets previously. So far, this is the only WalMart in my area that is leaking new 2016 sets...

On the way home from work, stopped by a Toys R Us and was able to get:
Homing Spider Droid
Rebel Alliance Battle Pack
Galactic Empire Battle Pack
AT-DP Microfighter
Wookiee Gunship Microfighter
Hoth Attack


I think from this round, all I need now is Kanan's Speeder Bike, the Ghost Microfighter and the TIE Advanced Prototype Microfighter
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 7, 2016, 08:32 PM
Over the weekend I snagged a Battlefront Empire battle pack and just now I redeemed a year's worth of VIP Points on the Sandcrawler for the x2 VIP points promo.

Getting the Sandcrawler was a hassle though. Went to the LEGO Store after work today, after sitting in an hour of traffic, and I get there and... no Sandcrawler sets. Keep in mind this set has always been in stock for the last 2 years. Whatever, I can order it online... sold out there, too! They're accepting backorders though, so I went ahead and paid for my set.

Now I'm caught up to the first wave of TFA sets from the fall... waiting on a lot of those overpriced sets to go on clearance.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 8, 2016, 02:16 PM
Scored the Ghost Microfighter at the Toys R Us near my work and scored the TIE Advanced Prototype Microfighter at my local WalMart.

I have not seen the Kanan Speeder Bike set anywhere yet...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on March 9, 2016, 08:06 PM
I just got and assembled the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3-style Jedi Starfighter.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on March 9, 2016, 10:20 PM
Pulled the trigger on the Sandcrawler and Slave 1 as a birthday present to myself.  Hoping to still convince my wife that the Ewok Village and UCS TIE Fighter would make great gifts from her and the boys!  Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 9, 2016, 11:12 PM
Pulled the trigger on the Sandcrawler and Slave 1 as a birthday present to myself.  Hoping to still convince my wife that the Ewok Village and UCS TIE Fighter would make great gifts from her and the boys!  Fingers crossed...

The Ewok Village is an amazing set... a great display piece AND playset, which is kind of a rarity in sets that large.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on March 12, 2016, 07:47 AM
Pulled the trigger on the Sandcrawler and Slave 1 as a birthday present to myself.  Hoping to still convince my wife that the Ewok Village and UCS TIE Fighter would make great gifts from her and the boys!  Fingers crossed...

The Ewok Village is an amazing set... a great display piece AND playset, which is kind of a rarity in sets that large.

I mainly bought only the Ewok Village for the minifigures, but it is now really just an awesome set nonetheless.  The set has many great features too.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 13, 2016, 11:31 PM
Picked up Kanan's Speederbike which was the last set I needed from this round of releases. The only store I've found this set in is Target, there is typically one set that is a shared exclusive between Lego & Target in each release cycle, so I wonder if Kanan's speederbike is it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on March 14, 2016, 08:20 AM
Hoping to still convince my wife that the Ewok Village and UCS TIE Fighter would make great gifts from her and the boys!  Fingers crossed...

Couldn't get her to bit on those two sets, but she did end up getting me the new Millennium Falcon instead.  Already had the last offering, but will gladly put this one next to it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 4, 2016, 09:11 PM
Been on vacation the last few days but was still able to make it to a LEGO Store to get Poe's X-Wing (along with the 1960's Mr. Freeze polybag)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 1, 2016, 01:39 AM
Stopped by the local LEGO Store for the May the 4th deals... to my shock, they had all of the sets included in the sale in stock (the store is small and doesn't have a great track record of having stuff in stock over the last year). I ended up just getting the Battle of Takodana set for $47.99, which is around what the set should cost to begin with. I also grabbed the Resistance Battle Pack for $10.50, which got me the Heavy Armor Stormtrooper promo minifigure. I debated getting the Resistance Transport for $55.99 but didn't want to spend that much cash.

TL;DR - TFA sets are overpriced.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on May 2, 2016, 10:50 AM
I ended up just getting the Battle of Takodana set for $47.99, which is around what the set should cost to begin with.

Amen.  In my opinion this may be the most overpriced / lamest set they've produced in years for the Star Wars line.  (I know the new mega Hoth set is giving it a run for its money.)

About the only time I pass on a <$150 set is if its a slightly updated version of a set I already have.  Some have been overpriced and I've eventually gotten most for 30% off when the value gets better, but if this set were marked down 30% I'm still not sure I would pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 10, 2016, 04:50 PM
Ordered the following from Lego Shop since I was out-of-town on vacation, did it during the May the 4th promo weekend so I could get double VIP points:
- Assault on Hoth UCS Set
- Poe Dameron Buildable Figure
- AT-DP Microfighter
- Rebel Alliance Battle Pack
- Galactic Empire Battle Pack

Those last four items were in a 2nd online order so I could get two of the May the 4th Polybag First Order Stormtroopers.

I didn't make it to a Toys R Us on the Saturday the 7th so I picked up the Toys R Us Millennium Falcon mini-build from an online seller.

I also pulled the trigger on the Escape the Space Slug set from an eBay seller.

Lastly, I picked up from a UK seller the April 2016 & May 2016 UK Lego Star Wars magazines so I could keep that collection going...

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 10, 2016, 05:57 PM
That's quite a haul. I was honestly surprised to hear the Hoth UCS set did so well in sales, since it has the lowest rating on LEGO Shop's website.

If you don't mind me asking, Pete, how much did the Space Slug set set cost you? I had heard they were going for a few hundred dollars due to the scarcity (and $150 MSRP).
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 11, 2016, 02:23 AM
That's quite a haul. I was honestly surprised to hear the Hoth UCS set did so well in sales, since it has the lowest rating on LEGO Shop's website.

If you don't mind me asking, Pete, how much did the Space Slug set set cost you? I had heard they were going for a few hundred dollars due to the scarcity (and $150 MSRP).

I don't mind you asking at all - I paid $239 in a Buy-it-now from a seller with good reputation. There are some sellers that have it for cheaper Buy-it-now - but their feedback was either non-existent or had some blemishes, so I am okay with paying a bit more.

I am curious as to what the criteria was for getting the invite, not that I feel that I should have been entitled to one or anything, but if there is something I could do, purchasing behavior-wise, to put myself higher up in the running, that would be great to know. For example, when I buy from Lego it is a mix between going to the nearest store and ordering online, was this based purely on frequency of purchasing from my nearest store? If so, maybe I need to make the trek over to that store more often.

I'm not going to open this set, I'm probably going to buy the parts from another seller so I can have the set built and then leave the official set from Lego MIB/unopened. I've done the same thing with some of the other convention/event exclusive sets I've picked up (like Rocket's Warbird and Ultron's Throne). I have a sneaking suspicion that the set will end up being the Star Wars Celebration Europe exclusive as well, but I suppose it's entirely possible that it will be a different set entirely. They seem to be doing this micro-environment scenes lately so now we have one from ANH and two from ESB, I wouldn't be surprised if a ROTJ one isn't around the corner at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 11, 2016, 09:39 AM
I don't mind you asking at all - I paid $239 in a Buy-it-now from a seller with good reputation. There are some sellers that have it for cheaper Buy-it-now - but their feedback was either non-existent or had some blemishes, so I am okay with paying a bit more.

Oh nice! Sounds like a good deal. I had read reports that the set was being sold for over $500, and that the minimalist Hoth poster some LEGO Stores gave out (http://www.fbtb.net/2016/04/30/unannounced-freebie-from-todays-may-the-fourth-shopping-trip/) was going for as much as $800! At that point, it would cost less than $50 to just buy the parts online and build the set yourself.

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I am curious as to what the criteria was for getting the invite, not that I feel that I should have been entitled to one or anything, but if there is something I could do, purchasing behavior-wise, to put myself higher up in the running, that would be great to know. For example, when I buy from Lego it is a mix between going to the nearest store and ordering online, was this based purely on frequency of purchasing from my nearest store? If so, maybe I need to make the trek over to that store more often.

I have no idea, and I don't believe anyone does. All I know is that you have to be a VIP member and rumor is that you have to spend thousands in the actual LEGO Store. Which is possible if your store has a great selection (mine rotates select sets in and out; right now they only have TFA sets in the SW section) or you don't care about discounts (Amazon and Target frequently run sales... LEGO doesn't). They do these special events pretty often too, like at Black Friday (opening up an hour early so VIP invites can have early access to sets) but despite usually making a monthly trek to my store, I've never gotten an invite.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on May 11, 2016, 12:30 PM
Are you planning on keeping that Space Slug in the box Pete? 

I was thinking I'd just Bricklink myself one for like $20 like I do with most of these exclusives - so if you were planning on opening it, you might consider selling that one and just ordering the parts to save a few hundred dollars.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2016, 11:49 AM
So, I decided to order the 75094 Shuttle Tydirium set from the May the 4th Lego sale.  It was backlogged, but I still got it for $80 instead of $100 and it included the free FO Stormtrooper.  Box arrived today and I was a little surprised at how big it was.  Popped it open and in addition to the Shuttle and free minibag trooper, Lego sent me a 75092 Naboo Starfighter set!  I did not get the free poster - could they have swapped in a set instead?  It's not on the invoice and I don't see any additional charges...did anyone else order backlogged stuff last week and get something extra in the shipment?  Pretty nice extra $50 set to toss in there...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 28, 2016, 01:56 AM
Grabbed the following sets over the past couple of days:
30277: First Order Star Destroyer (eBay)
30279: Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (eBay)
75148: Encounter on Jakku
75149: Resistance X-wing Fighter
75151: Clone Turbo Tank

Gonna hold off on the other five Summer Sets for now, there is bound to be a Toys R Us promotion for the 5004406: First Order General polybag - so I'll want something to be worth buying so I can get that for free...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 28, 2016, 09:12 PM
I snagged a First Order Battle Pack yesterday along with some clearanced City sets at my local LEGO Store to get the Captain America motorcycle polybag. The manager told me the summer SW sets would be in stock around June 20th.

Still need to finish off the TFA line, but I'll probably pick up most of the sets on Amazon throughout the summer.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on June 1, 2016, 08:09 AM
I recently got Poe's X-Wing Fighter on Friday.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 18, 2016, 10:58 PM
Stopped by the local Lego Store tonight with my wife's grandkids to get them stuff, ended up grabbing a Rex's AT-TE set because it had a dent on the box and they were selling it for 20% off - since I'm opening it anyway I really didn't care about the condition of the box.

I also picked up all four of the new SW:TFA Lego Minifigure Key Chains and the Eclipse Fighter set.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on June 28, 2016, 10:39 PM
Picked up the LEGO TFA video game today, and got the FN-2187 minifig that came with the deluxe edition. I also got the Kylo Ren Shuttle polybag as a preorder bonus from Gamestop, along with a nifty poster of the box art.

With my luck, the Finn and Shuttle polybags will show up en masse at Target or something next week (they were the sole reason for me getting the game).
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 5, 2016, 12:36 AM
Was picking up some stuff at WM over the weekend and saw they had the First Order Snowspeeder on clearance for $29, so I grabbed one.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 19, 2016, 10:00 PM
A local Walmart had several Resistance Troop Transports for $49. Grabbed the one that was least damaged by the spider-wrap. They had a lone First Order TIE for the same price, but the box looked like it had been run over by a semi so I passed, especially since Amazon usually has the TIE for near the same price.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 1, 2016, 12:50 PM
2016 Advent Calendars are now for sale, so I bought the Star Wars version on LEGO Shop. These sell out quick, so I snag them as soon as they're available.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 3, 2016, 03:49 PM
Picked up the Advent Calendar as well at the Toys R Us nearest to my house - they're running a sale on Star Wars Lego at the moment, so it was discounted down to $31.99 - not bad!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on September 6, 2016, 12:02 AM
Picked up the Advent Calendar as well at the Toys R Us nearest to my house - they're running a sale on Star Wars Lego at the moment, so it was discounted down to $31.99 - not bad!

Nice score.  I checked around me and they're either not in yet or all sold out.  Not available for order on the site.

However, I did find them available at mygeekbox.com for $34.  I always get this and the Lego Friends one for my kid (also $3 off), so I picked them both up with free shipping.  Not bad.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 6, 2016, 02:36 PM
Nice score.  I checked around me and they're either not in yet or all sold out.  Not available for order on the site.

However, I did find them available at mygeekbox.com for $34.  I always get this and the Lego Friends one for my kid (also $3 off), so I picked them both up with free shipping.  Not bad.

I used the Toys R Us mobile app - plugged in the Lego set # and it told me they had them in stock at the store nearest to me. When I got there they had none, so I asked and it turned out they were unloading the truck and they were happy to pull one for me - pretty great customer service.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 7, 2016, 12:23 AM
Picked up the Star Scavenger from The Freemaker Adventures tonight since TRU is running the Star Wars Lego sale - it was the only remaining released Star Wars Lego Set I didn't have yet. Bring on the Rogue One stuff at the end of this month I guess - but since Lego is starting the double rewards points in October, I'll probably hold off until Oct 1st and then order all of the new sets. I'm still not sure I want to get the "new" Death Star, it's a bit too much like the 2008 one for my liking...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 7, 2016, 09:36 AM
Target is also running 10% off all Star Wars sets this week, with 20% off select sets. Unfortunately the stock was either picked over or the boxes looked like they had been hit by a train.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on September 7, 2016, 12:01 PM
Their online stock seems good.  I just placed an order for three sets @20% + 5% and free shipping with the Target Red Card.

I'm looking forward to building the Luggabeast from the Encounter on Jakku set with the kids.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 2, 2016, 04:20 PM
Stopped by the nearest Lego store to my house today - they still had good stock on the new Rogue One sets - so I grabbed all five plus the three new Build-a-Figure sets. Took advantage of the double VIP points in the process, basically, purchased $100 worth of stuff at a time to keep using my VIP rewards. I suppose I could have just made one big purchase and put the rewards towards the Ghostbusters Firehouse, but it mentally felt better to get the discounts near immediately. (I know, I'm weird like that).

Can't wait to start putting these together - think I'm gonna do the TIE Striker first...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 2, 2016, 09:20 PM
Picked up the Lego AT-ST on Force Friday for my kid's birthday.  A nice set with some cool figures.  Baze's gun is ridiculous!  :D
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on October 3, 2016, 09:15 AM
I got the Hovertank on Force Friday... and the 2nd to last Revan my LEGO Store had.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on October 5, 2016, 08:06 AM
Ended up getting the Clone Turbo Tank as I never bought the previous release(s), but I completely flaked out and missed the Revan figure.  Thankfully I just used VIP points to pay for it and it only cost me about $5.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on October 26, 2016, 10:15 AM
More Rollbacks at the local Walmart... nabbed the Carbon Freezing Chamber for $20 ($5 off) yesterday. They had Poe's X-Wing for $68 and Unkar's Junkyard for $48 (tempting but I'm in the process of moving and need to save cash for the time being), and some various Build a Figures for $20 too.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 29, 2016, 10:26 AM
Decided to pull the trigger on the "new" Death Star set while the 2x VIP points is still in effect. Not even sure I'm going to build this one, or if I do, I'll take the original release apart first before building this one. Wonder if it would be worth trying to sell the original set minus the mini-figures.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on January 23, 2017, 08:37 PM
Saw some deals over the weekend on Amazon for some remaining 2016 sets I hadn't picked up yet, so went ahead and got them.  Picked up Captain Rex's AT-TE, U-Wing Fighter, Krennic's Shuttle, and the Resistance X-Wing.  They were all 18%-25% off retail so I figured it was as good a time as any to buy.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on January 24, 2017, 12:06 PM
I picked up a Ghostbusters Firehouse and the UCS Hoth Set just before Christmas.   I'm all caught up until something new from the OT shows up.  Still hoping for a UCS A-Wing this year.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on February 1, 2017, 11:50 AM
The last one I got here was Darth Vader's TIE Fighter with the A-Wing Fighter.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 18, 2017, 05:08 PM
I guess the "new" Star Wars sets are officially released now, although, I saw a box at WalMart that said that the sets shouldn't be put out until March 1st (OOOPS!)

Anyway, I was able to score all four of the new Microfighters (U-Wing, Y-Wing, Krennic's Shuttle & TIE Striker), the Y-Wing, the Rebels Battle Pack, the Empire Battle Pack and Yoda's Jedi Starfighter. I've seen the Scarif, Baze and Chirrut buildable figures - I ended up ordering them from LEGO Shop using some VIP points.

Have seen the A-Wing, Battle on Scarif, Phantom v2 and Theed Duel sets as well. Haven't seen the Skiff or Luke's Landspeeder, although admittedly, I'm not that excited for those, feels like we just got both of them recently.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 20, 2017, 10:42 PM
Grabbed Encounter on Jakku at Walmart for $15 off today. Still need 2-3 sets to get caught up to the Rogue One releases.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 22, 2017, 05:41 PM
FINALLY got a decent price on the First Order TIE Fighter on Amazon, thanks to some $8 off $50 promotion they were having today. Came out to around $53 after the discount and taxes.

This finally completes 2015 for me, and now I just need to grab the Resistance X-Wing, Hoth Attack (which seems to have vanished from both retail and online stores), and the UCS Echo Base and I'll be caught up to 2017.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2017, 06:37 PM
Did the same thing with the U-Wing today.  Came to about 40% off MSRP.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 23, 2017, 04:34 PM
Hoth Attack (which seems to have vanished from both retail and online stores)

Did some digging today and discovered that this set was recently retired, along with a TON of other sets, many of which have been on the shelves for a whopping 6 months. Stuff like the First Order Troop Transport, Resistance Troop Transport, Battlefront Rebel/Imperial Battle Packs, Droid Escape Pod, Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter... and that's just from the Star Wars line! So it appears everything prior to the Rogue One sets (outside of the TFA Falcon, both versions of Poe's X-Wing, and the UCS sets) is on notice.

Anyway, since I can't find Hoth Attack anywhere, I grabbed it on Amazon for $5 over retail.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: EdSolo on February 24, 2017, 12:57 PM
That is crazy.  I am missing five sets that are now retired.  I guess I'll check amazon.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on February 24, 2017, 03:51 PM
Check your local TRU too, as they have a ton of stuff. Plus they price match!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 14, 2017, 08:52 PM
BOGO 40% off LEGO sets at Target this week, so I snagged the Series 4 Microfighters. Came out to like $34 after taxes, pretty much the best deal you can ever get on those.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 5, 2017, 12:48 AM
Grabbed the UCS Slave I at my local LEGO Store today, along with the Duel on Naboo set. UCS Snowspeeder was sold out!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 8, 2017, 12:30 PM
Bah, I really wanted that Lego R2, but waited until last night to go after it.  It was sold out online, so we drove up to the MOA store.  Their stock was embarrassing.  Either they got hit hard this year or didn't prepare nearly enough inventory for the May 4th sale.  No Rey's Speeder, X-Wing, Y-Wing, AT-ST, Carbon Freeze Chamber, etc.  They had plenty of the Snowspeeder and it looks amazing, but not really looking to spend $200 right now.  Same story with the Echo Base and Falcon.  So, I ended up buying 4 of the mini-figure sets - 2 different imperial and 2 different rebel sets, some of which were marked down to $10-11.  The total came in at just over $50, so we got it, but $50 worth of minifigs and accessories sure doesn't look like much.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 14, 2017, 09:09 PM
Walmart near my parents' place had Krennic's Shuttle for $54, so I snagged it following Mother's Day festivities. Not really an amount I wanted to spend on a set I really didn't want, but I couldn't pass up that deal (MSRP is $89.99) plus it has some great minifigs.

Said Walmart also had the TIE Striker for $35 (half off!) but they were sold out.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jayson on May 19, 2017, 03:25 PM
Saw a lot of the Summer 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets at TRU today. Vader's Transformation, Rathtar Escape, Tracker I, Buildable Scout Trooper w/Speeder Bike
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on May 19, 2017, 04:40 PM
Saw a lot of the Summer 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets at TRU today. Vader's Transformation, Rathtar Escape, Tracker I, Buildable Scout Trooper w/Speeder Bike

Holy crap.  Didn't we just get a whole slew of new Lego sets just a couple of months ago?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 22, 2017, 10:34 AM
I nabbed a Tie Striker set this weekend at Walmart on clearance for $31.  They only had one and the box was pretty beaten, but I couldn't resist at that price.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 22, 2017, 01:48 PM
Saw a lot of the Summer 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets at TRU today. Vader's Transformation, Rathtar Escape, Tracker I, Buildable Scout Trooper w/Speeder Bike

Holy crap.  Didn't we just get a whole slew of new Lego sets just a couple of months ago?

Only 2 months ago! Being a LEGO collector is really taxing lately, with 3 waves of sets, overpriced sets, and 6 month retirements instead of the usual 2 years.

Thank heavens for Walmart having to match the Amazon sale prices.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 27, 2017, 05:41 PM
Grabbed some polybags at TRU the other day, the Red/Black Poe X-Wing (originally sold at Target but never showed up here) and the First Order Star Destroyer (originally a preorder bonus for LEGO TFA video game at Best Buy and sold on its own for $29.99). They were $3.99 each.

Brickseek said the Walmarts in my area dropped Kylo's Shuttle down to $59, but the stores that it said had stock were all out. Ended up grabbing the Resistance X-Wing (blue/grey) for $59 as an early birthday present to myself. Just need the Kylo Shuttle, U-Wing, and TIE Striker to be "caught up" to 2017
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 29, 2017, 06:58 AM
Picked up a few new Summer 2017 Sets at Toys R Us before the long weekend so I'd have some stuff to build also cause I had $15 in Rewards bucks I could use, plus a 20% off coupon that expired on the 29th, anyway, I grabbed:

75166: First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack
75167: Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack
75178: Jakku Quadjumper
75183: Darth Vader Transformation

I'm going to pace myself with these, but I do want to be "done" with them before the Last Jedi stuff hits in September, probably will pick up the Rathtar one next. I was thinking about picking it up before the weekend, but I also grabbed the Ultimate Batmobile from the Lego Batman Move line and didn't want to go too overboard with the Lego purchases.  :-X

They don't call it "plastic crack" for nothing...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 29, 2017, 12:39 PM
I scored a TIE Striker for $35, or half off, at a local WM. Thanks again to BrickSeek!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 29, 2017, 03:19 PM
Walked into WalMart this afternoon to find the Rathtar Escape set priced at $70 (MSRP is $80) - not sure how/why, but I didn't question it and picked it up, so scratch that one off the list. I think that leaves me with the Republic Fighter Tank, Jedi Starfighter w/Hyperspace Ring, the two Freemaker Adventure sets and the two constraction sets.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Corman on May 29, 2017, 10:10 PM
I picked up Captain Rex's AT-TE at my local Walmart on clearance for $30.

Corman
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on June 5, 2017, 01:02 PM
I finished bricklinking the last few convention exclusives this week:

(http://i.imgur.com/3oTToap.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on June 5, 2017, 07:58 PM
Heh, just saw this pic on Reddit too. Guessing since the pieces are all fairly common it wasn't an expensive build?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on June 6, 2017, 10:24 AM
Funny, I almost didn't post on both because I don't really want Reddit figuring out anything about me outside of Reddit. :)

I spent a little under $100 probably?  It was about 7 orders, the most expensive of which was for the Luke and Han.  I probably could have saved money piecing them together or waiting until the hype died down, but here I am.

Someone also asked on Reddit if I was going to do the Space Slug set too, which I'd forgotten about.  So that's up next.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 2, 2017, 06:44 PM
Several Rogue One sets now listed as "Retiring Soon" on LEGO Shop... specifically the Microfighters and the Imperial/Rebel Battle Packs. I went ahead and snagged the Battle Packs at Walmart since I haven't gotten them yet.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 3, 2017, 07:32 PM
Stopped by the local LEGO Store today and bought the Bounty Hunter battle pack with 4-LOM, IG-88, Dengar and "Boosk" to take advantage of the Double VIP deal going on for July 4th. Swung by the TRU across the highway and was pleased to see the exclusive A-Wing for 20% off, marking it down to about $34, so I grabbed it.

Funny part is I had hoped to grab the A-Wing at the LEGO Store since there's no TRU tax, but they didn't have any of the store exclusives (A-Wing, Skiff and Landspeeder) for sale.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on July 8, 2017, 12:11 AM
The guys at the lego store by me said they wouldn't be getting the exclusives at all. 
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2017, 08:44 PM
My daughter got me the Y-Wing Microfighter 75162 (https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Y-Wing-Microfighter-75162-Building/dp/B01N3Y4QUG/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1499560935&sr=1-2&keywords=star+wars+lego+y+wing) for Father's Day.  These micro sets have turned into her go-to gift for me, since we build them together.  And I get as much of a kick out of watching her try to build these as she does in giving me a Star Wars gift!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 14, 2017, 08:50 PM
Grabbed the U-Wing at Walmart for $54, finishing off 2016 sets for me. Pretty much every set was on clearance and the shelves were pretty bare. Of note, the Quadjumper was $35 and the Rathtar set was $54 but I couldn't justify spending that much at the moment. Plus they're brand new so I'm hoping to get them cheaper later on down the line. Both Resistance X-Wings were priced at $45 but both were sold out, some of the Build A Figures were under $20, and some other smaller stuff was a few dollars off.

Your mileage may vary but check BrickSeek because WM is starting to clearance sets from every line.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 5, 2017, 02:13 AM
Force Friday Hauls:

- Desert Skiff for $23 on LEGO Shop at Home
- Rathtar Escape for $63 on LEGO Shop at Home
- Scarif Stormtrooper Minifigure (S&H exclusive)

Post FF Haul:

- First Order Heavy Assault Walker Polybag
- 2017 SW Advent Calendar for $34 at Walmart
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on October 13, 2017, 09:26 PM
Got the UCS Snowspeeder and Silent Mary today.  Good times.

My main thing next is the Saturn V and then that new Falcon... next year.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on October 24, 2017, 08:45 PM
Picked up the UCS Snowspeeder and Hoth sets during the last double VIP points days.  Just waiting on the Falcon to be back in stock...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 20, 2017, 02:07 PM
Over the last couple of days, I have acquired the following 2018 sets:


And I've seen all of the other new Winter 2018 Star Wars sets - just trying to pace myself in terms of purchasing new stuff...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on January 9, 2018, 08:40 PM
In addition to the UCS Falcon around Christmas, I picked up Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter, the Rathtar Escape, and Y-Wing Starfighter sets off Amazon today.  Each set was around 20% off retail and I used a bunch of gift certificates I had been saving up.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 10, 2018, 11:40 AM
I grabbed a couple of the DJ minifigure polybags at Toys R Us last night. They are free with a $30 Lego Star Wars purchase, but my Toys R Us is so wiped out, I was able to convince them to let me buy to polybags outright.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on January 13, 2018, 01:13 PM
Grabbed the Ach-To Training set and the Kylo vs Tallie Microfighter at Walmart last night. They already had the Amazon Price Matching Prices on the shelf for the new 2018 sets if anyone wants to save a few bucks
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on January 25, 2018, 07:54 PM
Was searching for old sets on ebay and came across a seller with some TLJ sets at a pretty good discount.  They were also taking offers, so I was able to get the First Order Star Destroyer, Defense of Crait and the First Order Heavy Assault Walker at a 30% discount on each.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Dave on March 28, 2018, 11:45 AM
Is there a semi-exclusive Star Wars Lego polybag at Target this year for Easter?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on March 28, 2018, 08:14 PM
Nope, the Easter sets are a Creator Hot Dog Stand (which is really cool) and a Friends bowling alley
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 4, 2018, 12:31 AM
The new UCS Y-Wing is up for sale. During this weekend, if you spend $75 or more you get a free BB-8 droid build, plus you ger double VIP points and if you are a black card holder from getting the UCS Falcon last year, you should also be emailed a promo code to get a Lego Y-Wing blueprint poster on any order over $35.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 4, 2018, 02:11 PM
I wound up getting a few random TLJ sets from LEGO Shop for May the 4th to break the $75 threshold for BB-8. The deals were lacking, to put it lightly.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: StBrianOfMinneapolis on May 8, 2018, 11:04 AM
Kind of off topic...

Does anyone have any advice on the effect of temperature on lego pieces?

Iím considering leaving a few organizer boxes in my trunk to work on a custom build during lunch at work But summer is coming and I donít want to warp any parts or cause any other problems. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 11, 2018, 04:11 PM
Kind of off topic...

Does anyone have any advice on the effect of temperature on lego pieces?

Iím considering leaving a few organizer boxes in my trunk to work on a custom build during lunch at work But summer is coming and I donít want to warp any parts or cause any other problems. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

LEGO is plastic so I would assume it would be similar to leaving a Hasbro figure in your car. Fine for a few hours, maybe. I personally wouldn't do it.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on July 16, 2018, 09:40 AM
I recently acquired the Lego First Order Scout Walker and I don't know if I should include this but also the Lego Marvel Quantum Realm Explorer Sets
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on July 16, 2018, 04:28 PM
I got the new UCS Falcon, and the UCS Y-Wing this week.

I'm running out of space.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2018, 09:08 PM
Yearly Walmart clearances are on! Over the last week I've snagged the TLJ turret walker thing with Hux for $30, Crait Speeder/AT-MT Microfighter set for $13, and the FO Tie Microfighter for $7

I've seen the Landspeeder for $15, FO Star Destroyer for $124, and the AT-MT for $109, and the Construct A Figures for under $20, but the clearance prices differ depending on the store.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on August 30, 2018, 12:23 PM
I got the most recent Death Star, the new Sandcrawler, and the Imperial Transport last night.

And my buddy at the Lego store is exploring new opportunities, so 50% off Lego is over for me.  It was (incredibly) nice while it lasted!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 1, 2019, 12:03 AM
Went into my local Target today hoping to find the Batman/Metalbeard Lego Movie 2 set, but instead was greeted by a handful of the new 2019 sets instead:

Sith Infiltrator Microfighter
Naboo Starfighter Microfighter
Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighter 2-pack
Juniors A-Wing
Droid Gunship
Inferno Squad Battlepack
Death Star Escape

Not a bad haul - basically if they had the two other Juniors sets, Praetorian Guards Battle Pack and the new version of the AT-AP, I would have been able to make a clean sweep...

All four are currently available on shop@home, so I might just put an order in on them and throw in that Batman set I was looking for in the first place.  :-\

Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2019, 07:12 PM
Picked up the Sandspeeder for $15 and the Tusken/Jawa Battle Pack for $10 at Target today
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: 77Skywalker on February 3, 2019, 02:42 PM
I recently acquired the 2018 TIE Fighter and the Death Star Escape at Walmart
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Chris on February 11, 2019, 10:19 PM
This is arriving tomorrow: https://shop.lego.com/en-US/product/Betrayal-at-Cloud-City-75222
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: EdSolo on February 12, 2019, 06:55 AM
I love the look of the set.  I wonder how much different it is from the old Cloud City set.  I haven't looked at the old one for a while.  I haven't even had a chance to put together the big Hoth set that I got who knows how long ago now.  I really do love the idea of these playsets for lego.  It is what Hasbro is missing out on creating.  The Death Star lego set was a dream come true.  The vintage Death Star playset was always my favorite toy growing up.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on April 20, 2019, 09:57 PM
I got the Darth Vader Transformation set at Walmart on clearance for $11. First LEGO set I've bought in a while.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on May 9, 2019, 08:53 PM
May the 4th LEGO Store haul:
- TIE Fighter for $56
- Hoth Bacta Tank for $23
- 20th Anniversary Battle of Hoth freebie

And I grabbed the TLJ First Order AT-ST set tonight at Target for $11 (marked down from $40)
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 9, 2019, 09:46 PM
I found the 20th Anniversary slave one on clearance at Walmart for $80.  Good price or still too much?  I just have the original Slave-I, which pales in comparison.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on May 9, 2019, 11:43 PM
Already?  Thatís set only came out a few weeks ago?!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: JediJman on May 10, 2019, 03:15 PM
Already?  Thatís set only came out a few weeks ago?!

I thought they were brand new as well.  They just had the one with security wrap on it.  No sign of an open box or anything.  That's Walmart for you.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on May 10, 2019, 11:08 PM
Yeah thatís a great find.  I hope to eventually get one for that kind of price.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 17, 2019, 09:45 AM
Grabbed the new X-Wing a few weeks back for $40; it was down to $50 on Amazon for a few days, and then I had a $10 promo credit, so that was more than enough for me to bite. I also grabbed the Naboo Starfighter Microfighter for $7 at Walmart.

Trying to find some bargains on the 20th Anniversary sets, as well as hoping the Snoke's Throne set drops below $40 on Amazon again

And while we're at it, I think I'll exclusively be buying LEGO from Amazon or Walmart from now on. Anyone else seen the details about the revamp to LEGO's VIP program (https://www.fbtb.net/lego/2019/07/12/lego-launches-new-vip-program-and-its-not-great/)? There is literally no reason to buy from them directly anymore unless it's an exclusive set.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on July 30, 2019, 09:33 PM
Snagged the Snoke's Throne set for $25 at Walmart tonight, thanks to a tip from a friend. They were pretty picked over, and most everything on clearance was sold out.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: I Am Sith on September 18, 2019, 06:07 PM
Just ordered my UCS Star Destroyer and already have the shipping notice!  Now to devise a way for my wife not to be here when it arrives...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on September 19, 2019, 01:30 PM
I just picked up the new Cloud City finally...

I'm going to hold off on the Star Destroyer for now, ultimately I'll probably sell my old one and use the money to pay for some of the new one if it's really an improvement.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Jeff on September 19, 2019, 01:58 PM
I just picked up the new Cloud City finally...

It's $60 off on Amazon (https://amzn.to/304Ahh7) - did you buy it there or is it another case of "Rob buys, then Jeff saves"?

The $60 off Cloud City has been tempting me but I'm hesitant to go beyond the $800 Falcon for LEGO... next thing you know I'd be all-in for ESB LEGO sets and then all downhill from there. #holdthedoor
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 19, 2019, 04:00 PM
Try having two boys, ages 8 and 5, who are completely LEGO crazy!  We are rapidly approaching peak LEGO in my house.  I wish it was just Star Wars that they like!
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on September 19, 2019, 05:15 PM
I just picked up the new Cloud City finally...

It's $60 off on Amazon (https://amzn.to/304Ahh7) - did you buy it there or is it another case of "Rob buys, then Jeff saves"?

The $60 off Cloud City has been tempting me but I'm hesitant to go beyond the $800 Falcon for LEGO... next thing you know I'd be all-in for ESB LEGO sets and then all downhill from there. #holdthedoor

I've seen that and am holding out hope it goes a little further down to around $250 before I bite.
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Rob on September 20, 2019, 12:15 AM
I just picked up the new Cloud City finally...

It's $60 off on Amazon (https://amzn.to/304Ahh7) - did you buy it there or is it another case of "Rob buys, then Jeff saves"?

The $60 off Cloud City has been tempting me but I'm hesitant to go beyond the $800 Falcon for LEGO... next thing you know I'd be all-in for ESB LEGO sets and then all downhill from there. #holdthedoor

Nope, thatís the price I bought it at.  I dumped another $80 worth of Amazon rewards in and it was $230 total after tax.

I managed to get my new Falcon for $400 before my buddy stopped working for LEGO, but the ISD is the next thing to tackle.  Iím not keeping duplicated of UCS sets, so I figure I can get a few hundred for the old Star Destroyer to cut into the cost.  Iím at least going to wait until a special lime May 4 next year...
Title: Re: Recent Acquisitions
Post by: Diddly on October 4, 2019, 11:42 AM
I grabbed most of the 20th Anniversary sets off LEGO Shop for Triple Force Friday in order to get the special 20th Anniversary Endor micro build. They were price matching Amazon's prices, and then the same sets were a few dollars cheaper on Amazon, but oh well. I used some VIP points and wound up saving about $30 when it was all said and done. Just need to grab the Slave I, hopefully on sale, and I'll be done with the 20th line. Going to hold off on the new Rise of Skywalker sets until they hit the regular Walmart/Amazon discounts too.

Might I add that LEGO's new website design and VIP points layout is all HORRENDOUS. Really solidifies my decision to never buy direct from LEGO anymore unless I absolutely have to.