The first 2017 sets are appearing in the shops.
Today both Smyths and Argos announced that they are now stocking the new Rogue One sets.
No surprise that the prices at Argos are 20% higher than Smyths...
If anyone is looking for this set, it is now out of stock in most Smyths, but Argos have it for €12.49.
For anyone who flies regularly with Aer Lingus the new Aerclub is now available for sign-ups. You might be wondering why I am mentioning it here but retail purchases through the Aerclub portal attract Avios air miles. One of the participating retailers is Lego.com. Argos is another.
Tesco Direct have just started another 3 for 2, third time in the last few weeks! Users of Parcel Motel / Parcel Wizard / Address Pal etc may be able to get some bargains or you can click and collect at a store in NI.
I'd like to get the Volvo excavator but don't have the appetite for 3 sets at the moment.
If there are two more people in the same position, looking for a set between €85 and €95 we can buy together.
Ideally someone who's coming to the Nealons event or Raheny.
We found a fantastic toy store in the small Louth town of Dunleer. They have a big selection, though a relatively small LEGO area (but quite well stocked - they have a great selection of Architecture sets, for example). The owner said they would love to have a bigger LEGO section, but they can't get enough stock off LEGO.
Anyway, I picked up this:
for €99, which is normal retail price, but it's been OOP a couple of years, so not a bad price. They have a couple of more if anyone's interested. I noticed a couple of other OOP sets too.
I had to move all my Lego twice over the last couple of months which made me realise that I had far too much. I have loads of unopened boxes, mostly duplicates of sets I have opened and “unmissable” bargains or sets that had some useful parts for a MOC that never got used etc., so I have opened a Bricklink shop! I am probably mad
The store is www.XSBricks.com
There are over 20,000 new parts listed and I hope to get that to over 50,000 in the next few weeks. I just added 7783 - The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion.
There are over 300 polys and early Mixel series sets, I don't plan to list large sets due to postal costs.
To generate some feedback I am offering Brick.ie members 15% off orders for the next week and free postage in Ireland on orders over €30. If ordering please mention Brick.ie in the comments
It is not me, and I am not getting any commission out of this, I am just passing on the information.
A brother of a Work Colleague of mine is looking to sell a large quantity of lego, over 200Kg, quickly.
He also has a lot of Star Wars sets, MSIB.
At the moment it is stored in a school classroom, and he needs to be out of it by next Monday.
He has a lot of the loose LEGO sorted by colour in large lots.
If anyone is interested I can pass on the contact details.
This is likely to be of note to the Fenz's at the very least:
Not sure how soon it'll reopen or anything else details-wise really.
Do many users here have a favourite store(s) they use frequently on Bricklink?
I found one store in Kerry which has no added fees and is very fair with regards to postage. Sometimes though they don't have all the pieces I need and I have to shop elsewhere.
Are they any Irish stores ye would recommend? (I prefer to buy from Irish stores where possible).