Buying Lego in Ireland

Brand compatibility

Hi everyone,
This is probably a question you have been asked before. There are so many different brands of bricks available from a multitude of manufacturers. The price variance is dramatic to say the least.

I'm wondering if they are Lego compatible. An example is Duplo bricks I assume they are compatible but what about the cheaper sets available through stores such as Tuthills, Euro Store, Dealz, Mr. Price which are all different brands mostly from China and other far eastern countries.

I'm currently planning out a model and have ordered several individual parts direct from Lego to gauge sizes etc during the planning stage, but I'd prefer to buy cheaper when possible.

(I've looked on bricklink etc and I will be using these sites)

Any information is appreciated.

Series 16 minifigs

Just spotted some pics of the series 16 minifigs on brick picker - 2 suits this round. Will have to get them early before they've all been palapated away Smiling

Recall of Series 15 Minifigures?

Rumours are emerging that there has been a recall on Series 15 LEGO Collectible Minifigures. The minifigs have seemingly been pulled from (US) online shops and stores although I note they are still available on LS@H europe. Supposedly a legal issue has arisen, causing an emergency product withdrawal, but no other info is available. Might be time to pick up some series 15 minifigs especially the shark if you believe these rumours to be true.

Train tracks

Hi all,

Where is the best place to get additional tracks for the Lego city high speed train. We have gotten the switching tracks pack, but the straight and curved set seems to be out of stock most places.

Am I right in saying there are only a couple of options in tracks?
It's a set we hope to build on to go with our other city stuff, but it seems to be very limited in what and where you can get it.

And are the flexible ones any good?


Ghostbuster hq

Can somebody tell me why when I go to buy the hq just now, the price jumps from 360 to 402 at the checkout screen?

Buying Lego After Christmas

Its my first Christmas since I've gotten back into Lego and was just wondering when is the best time after Christmas to buy Lego as pretty much all Argos and Smyths stores are sold out of anything good or interesting and stores that do have stock like ToysRus are ridiculously priced compared to other stores.

Is Stephen's day the best day or should I wait till new stock comes in in the first or second week of January?

2016 Sets

Hi all.

Saw some of the City 2016 sets in Art'n'Hobby in Galway today.

Not too sure if other Lego 2016 lines were on the shelves.


Customs Duty on Lego

Hey Folks,

Did a little research into buying lego abroad. Lego is proper to 9503003500 with a rate of 4.7%. Goods with a value(excluding freight) of less than €150 may be imported free of duty. Vat is charged on anything with a value of €22 or more. Duty less than €10 is not collected so you can go a bit above the €150 but you’ll still be caught for vat at 23% Duty is calculated on CIF value and vat is charged on CIF + duty.

LOTR & Hobbit Lego

Hey Folks,

The Lego sickness has well and truly gripped me once more. Any lego I have bought previously was either from a shop in town (e.g Smyths) or from the Lego website. However, my two favourite collections Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are both retired so I will have to look further afield to complete my collection.

If anyone is selling any LOTR or the Hobbit lego please let me know.

Also, as I am new to buying outside of the usual channels, could anyone suggest places to buy. From reading through the forums, these seem like the places to go


Lastly, when buying from the likes of Amazon do people use the likes of parcel motel to get the Lego delivered to the Repblic?

Thanks for your help

When is best time to buy these items to avail of VIP Promotions?

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but need a big of advise on organising my buying!
Currently planning to buy Winter Village Toy Shop, Santas Workshop & Modular Pet Shop...may stretch to the Detective Agency.

Would like to avail of the freebies ( the small train and gingerbread house) if I can, so am watching closely to see when they are available. Am I taking a big chance in " waiting" and in what order should I buy. This is my first year buying a Winter Village set from the Lego website itself, as only discovered them after they had sold out last year.
I know they were sold out at New Year. Will the toyshop sell out that quickly after all it has been " done" before, so thought there was a lot of lego fans who were very disappointed and planning to boycott the toyshop Eye-wink

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