Buying Lego in Ireland

*Live Price Comparisons Across Retailers

Just posting this here as it might be useful to some people when deciding where/when to purchase sets.

The site is: http://www.lughq.com

It's a pet project I've been working on for about 2/3 years now but only recently decided to make it publicly available, the site keeps track of set prices across different on-line retail stores, the prices are checked once an hour and if there is a change it will be reflected on the relevant set page.

Currently the site only checks 3 retailers in Ireland as I want to see how feasible/maintainable the project is over a longer period of time and when I start to add more stores.

I have tons of plans on where the site can go for example: price alerts, price trends, price percentage increases/decreases, submission of discount/'shelf' prices per store by site users, location specific information, stock levels and so on, but all depends on what type of feedback I get.

Have a look and be honest about what you think, don't forget it's only a be

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?

Thanks

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.

Niall.

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

ebay
Bricklink
Brickowl
Amazon?

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

Lego sale?

Hi,

A guy in Smyth's last night said that there was a Lego, shop at home sale coming up. Could anyone confirm that this is the case?

Or is it double VIP points, wnt to pick up the Christmas set and a few bits not I'm shops here

Thanks

Apparent Smyths discount weekend this weekend

Have heard some rumours of this, will check tomorrow to see if they've booked ad copy for it... 20% off most stuff if it is.

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