Buying Lego in Ireland

Baseplates in stores increasing in price!

Just a heads-up that it appears that the prices of all baseplates are increasing in the stores. They come in a new wrapping. Last week after the brick.ie meeting we noticed in Smyths that the large 48x48 grey baseplates in the old shrink-wrap film were €12.99 whereas the newly packaged ones were €16.99. When seeking out Bricklink prices for baseplates I also noticed a very large increase in the average price of these.

Anyone looking for 32x32 green baseplates should also note that there is a colour change to the brighter green while the blue 32x32 baseplates are no longer being sold. Instead the shift is to tan 32x32 baseplates.

Maybe a case of get them while you can.

Anyone in Lugbulk 2015 should also bear this in mind.

LEGO star wars price comparison

As is traditional at this stage here are the early LS@H prices for some of the 2015 star wars sets with the German benchmark for comparison purposes.

LEGO apocalypse at Smyths?

LEGO apocalypse at Smyths?

Is this an apocalyptic scene from Smyths or simply evidence of the popularity of LEGO Friends this Christmas?

2015 sets availability

I was in Smyths, Jervis St. earlier this evening and noticed a number of new City sets on the shelf.

New toy shop in town: The Toy Box

Noticed a new toy shop in Liffey Valley retail park yesterday, in the same spot where World of Wonder was years ago: right beside Argos.
The Toy Box (http://www.toyboxshops.ie/product-category/lego-and-construction/)
Limited selection and from what I can see prices around the Smyths / Toymaster level. Didn't notice any interesting offers.

LEGO Movie DVD and Blu-Ray with Vitruvius minifigure now available

The special editions of the LEGO Movie with the exclusive Vitruvius minifigure are now available in Ireland. I found both the DVD and Blu-Ray versions in Golden Discs (Nutgrove) earlier today. The DVD is €14 and the Blu-Ray is €18. No sign of either in Tesco yet, but I imagine it will soon be available in other stores.

Series 13........:o

Just been reading thebrickfan and there is a list of new minifigures that looks like they will be the Series 13 minifigures. There was also a picture of some minifigures on the back of the UK Lego Club magazine. Here's the list they have:

Galaxy Trooper
Alien Trooper
Evil Wizard
King
Goblin
Lady Cyclops
Snake Charmer
Paleontologist
Carpenter
Hot Dog Guy
Sheriff
Samurai
Disco Diva
Unicorn Girl
Fencer
Egyptian Warrior

Looks like they're rehashing a lot of them but I can't wait for the Carpenter, Unicorn girl and Sheriff. What do you guys think?

Series 12

Picked up last 6 in stock in the 3 for 2 in Argos Naas.
No 1 The Wizard is fantastic with great detail in the cloak and torso and I think the majority of figures look great..
But I am shocked at the pricing of €3.49.
Considering that the Simpsons average €2.79 I wonder if Lego are simply cashing in on the success of the Movie ?
P.S. I have a sealed Dino hunter to trade for Princess with frog if anyone is interested.

Winter Village Market set available in Toymaster

Yesterday I was in Banba Toymaster, Dublin and saw they had a few copies of set
View set 10235 at Brickset
10235
available for around EUR95.00. This set is currently unavailable from Shop at Home, although since it's a winter themed set, it might become available again before Christmas.

Old sets found

Every so often we come across old sets long out of production that stores still have in stock. Bfenz came across two sets today in a shop in Naas that used to sell lots of LEGO many many years ago but now focuses on arts and craft materials for schools.

They were


View set 5964 at Brickset
5964


View set 3610 at Brickset
3610

Lets see who comes across the oldest sets languishing on retailer shelves.

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