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#1651 The Green Giant

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

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"To fuel continued U.S. growth, LEGO Systems introduces 250 new products at the American International Toy Fair this week in New York City....and a 25th anniversary LEGO Castle collection.


That explains why it's called Castle and why we get them with Hobbit sets.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

I guess they don't count the yellow castle as "Castle" if it's the 25th anniversary. And 25th anniversary of what exactly, since the second castle sets were in 1984.

I'm not complaining, though, since I'm happy to have more castle.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

Kings Castle was one of my first Lego sets, I built that thing so many times I was able to do it without using the instructions.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

I guess they don't count the yellow castle as "Castle" if it's the 25th anniversary. And 25th anniversary of what exactly, since the second castle sets were in 1984.

I'm not complaining, though, since I'm happy to have more castle.


Typo? It's actually 35th year, the famous yellow castle came out in 78.

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#1655 brock Samson

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Unfortunately all but the large castle set look like juniorized crap. I don't know why they can't get good designers on the Castle theme. Maybe that's where new green designers cut their teeth or old bad designers go to retire.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

Brickset has links to a ton of pictures, the best news? The prices are amazing. The stagecoach is really $30, the teepee set is $20, the two buildings are $50, mine $70. Five minifigures and three horses is awesome for 2013. The Castle sets, minus the Castle, are decent. LOTR has earth orange leaves, so happy for more color of leaves. Just need to have more of them.

The City prices are insane, the cargo truck is $40, and the 228 piece helicopter is $40!!!! But the Advent Calendar is only $30 and has the CMS Santa, a cop, robber, snowman, kid, racer, astronaut and fireman.

This set is $20?!?!
http://www.figures.c...e=lego&cat=3901

I was thinking $13. Wow LEGO you lost it. :lol:

Thankfully the City set I really want (heliplane) is only $45, which once again is weird.

http://www.figures.c...e=lego&cat=3901

The new Cargo plane has new big cargo boxes.

Thre tree house looks a little better. still too busy.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

I was so delighted to see them all (pictures, I mean) when I woke up a few hours ago. To me, the winner of the show is the Lone Ranger sets; in terms of price for # of pieces (piece counts pictured on most boxes) and design/originality of sets. A western theme has been a long time coming, and if these sell well there'll likely be more on the way. I think the prices are wholly reasonable (Train may be pricey, but it comes with a lot).

Sadly, the Star Wars sets look great, but are continuing the pricey trend. The Sail Barge will be $120 for less than 900 pieces.....sigh. At least the Gunship looks neat and seems to be priced more reasonably.

And the Black Gate looks cool, (and priced well), but the rest of the LOTR sets underwhelm me. I continue to hope that we see a large Orthanc model later this year.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

We are getting an Orthanc, it's been shown in catalogs it seems. But it's an exclusive so we will no see it at the toy fair.

Kre-o Star Trek has miniships that can be copied in LEGO.

http://www.startrek....k-toys-revealed

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Toy Fair pictures are posted on T&B, disappointed with the Sail Barge! At least we get a Jango Fett figure but I would have rather seen his Slave 1.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

picked up the monster fighters ghost train for $54 at the walmart in palatine, il. it was the only monster fighter they had marked down.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Wow, I know it's not the series for people here, but the Friends sets look pretty cool.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Wow, I know it's not the series for people here, but the Friends sets look pretty cool.


I have no issues with the Friends set now that they calmed down the color combos (Pink and lime green camper?!). The boat looks very nicely designed. The new bakery is very nice. My only complaint wit the series is some buildings don't have a complete three walls, and none have roofs. Otherwise they are the closest to actual town sets than we will ever get.

Of course I don't own a single one of them, but that's because they are never on sale.

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#1663 Corvin

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

Yeah with the lack of full walls and rooves I feel the Friends sets are overpriced. The consumer/fan is clearly paying for the animals and accessories.

I like the offbeat pastel colors. Makes the sets more unique.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

Found Series 9 at Barnes and Noble....for 4.95 each. And we thought toys r us was bad.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

The Friends sets are made to be played with kind of like a dollhouse, they come with all sorts of trinkets. My daughter has a blast with them and looks forward to each set she builds. With these Legos I actually got her to keep them in separate ziplock bags and she makes sure she doesn't loose any small pieces.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

I understand that's why they don't have roofs (even though dollhouses do have roofs), but some of them don't have walls, and there is no excuse for that. I was going to buy the Cafe for $20, but then I saw that it only has 2.5 walls, and I passed. Another wall piece would have killed Lego? :lol:

However it seems this year is only missing roofs, and I'm fine with that, I have extra plates I could add.

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#1667 El Rey

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

Defintely picking up the Creator family house and tree house. May pick up a couple Lone Ranger sets.

SOme of the Friends sets would be on my want list if it weren't for the awful colors.

My persistence for th Flo's Cafe paid off. Went back to Walmart today and it dropped to $30. I honestly had no interest in Cars sets but my son and I have been on a Disney kick lately and have been wanting this set since we went to CarsLand last summer.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

Glad you picked one up at that price, how was the shelf wear on it?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

TRU has them for $38 and they look great if you want to buy one to resell later.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:05 AM

Looking over the pictures...

I'll be getting the Battle of the Wizards set. The other LotR sets don't impress me.

The planet series for Star Wars seems to be getting lazy. It's sad because I have the first 6 and they're all fairly nice. Also, why the hell does Jango Fett come with the Corporate Alliance Tank Droad? I was surprised to see an okayish price on that set actually. I don't like the Mandalorian Speeder. I like the Duel on Geonosis set. The stealth starfighter looks like a slightly redesigned Headhunter, and just doesn't impress me much. The AT-TE is alright. I like the sail barge, but the price is insane. A huge shame too, I actually like the Max Rebo min-fig. The gunship is alright. The Advent Calendar is only $40 and has some nice little pieces in it, and the Jango Fett Santa might make me get one.

Built the Olivander's Wand Shop from the Diagon Alley set tonight. I really like it. I probably won't get to Borgin and Burkes and Gringotts until a couple weeks from now.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

At my (local) TRU in Peabody MA I found the TRU Exclusive Cars 2 Tokyo International Circuit set on sale for 60! It had a big sign hanging on the shelf. I got it along with the Creator Eagle to use the 15 off 75. A pretty good deal, I basically got a 90 dollar set for half price. Too bad this is probably a YMMV because the site has it at 90.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

Found Series 9 at Barnes and Noble....for 4.95 each. And we thought toys r us was bad.


Not sure where you are but I always have luck at Meijer. Bought a couple over the weekend. $3 even.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

The 9496 Desert Skiff is now $17. You all got played! :lol:

My god if you try to say an opinion that is different from "LEGO can do no wrong" on Eurobricks you get attacked for saying things you never said. I was bitched at saying the new castle is boring, it's just all boring walls and some idiot wrote a novel saying "castle walls are not useless". I didn't say they were useless, I said it was a boring set!

Edited by bigdaddy, 11 February 2013 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

I was hoping to see some Minifigs at Target yesterday, but none. Plenty of those knock-off Halo and Hello Kitty ones.

Mini figs are one of the kids favorite lego things to play with. Are the usually only at Toys R Us? I'll double check the toy section at Fred Meyer next time I'm there.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

I was hoping to see some Minifigs at Target yesterday, but none. Plenty of those knock-off Halo and Hello Kitty ones.

Mini figs are one of the kids favorite lego things to play with. Are the usually only at Toys R Us? I'll double check the toy section at Fred Meyer next time I'm there.


They tend to show up at TRU first but Target will get them. Walmarts will have them too but they seem harder to find most times around me at least.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

$62.. what should I get?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Glad you picked one up at that price, how was the shelf wear on it?


There was one light scuff mark but I'm not picky especially since it was the last one, it was a great price and its going to be opened and put together this weekend.

TRU has them for $38 and they look great if you want to buy one to resell later.


TRU availability and clearance price is YMMV. I haven't seen them at TRU's in my area since before Christmas and when I did TRU markup had the clearance price at $5 over regular retail


The 9496 Desert Skiff is now $17. You all got played! :lol:


It's actually been that price on Amazon for about three weeks now which is why a lot of us have recently ordered and are talking about it

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

It was $18 for about a week, not $17. :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

Oh $16.97 instead of $17.97 - I do feel played

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:37 AM

You can buy a box of series 2 from Amazon for the low low price of $310. :lol:

http://www.amazon.co...ries 9 complete

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