I don't think anyone has mentioned seeing the monster minifigs in the wild...
I saw them in Argos yesterday.
However at €3.50 each, I'll wait till somewhere has a multi buy offer.
I'd like to buy a sealed case of the new Series 14 CMFs. How does one go about this? Will a shop sell me one? I can't seem to find the option on S@H either.
Does any of you have a Bricklink shop? I'm looking to buy some bricks and I'd like to shop local, if I can. There's a pcbricks shop run by a dragal, but those names don't correspond to anyone on here.
I was passing through NI this weekend and stopped at the Toys R Us in Derry. They had some of the new City Space and Deep Sea sets. They also were having a special on collectible minifigs, buy 3 for the price of 2, which was €2.49 each. If anyone is going to be near a TRU then it may be worth a stop.
Someone once asked me about bringing them the Flatiron Architecture from the USA in case it wasn't sold in Europe. Well, it looks like it should be at Smyth's soon.
Not sure if this is the right forum, but I found a mention of Polybags coming in the Daily Mail in the UK for early May. Does that mean that they could be here in the ROI too?
I'm going to be in England May3-5th at Legoland, hopefully it happens then and I can get a bunch.
There is an article in the Buisness section of today's Irish Independent about the possibility of Toys "R" Us moving into Ireland.
Very short article online.
More detail in the printed paper, plan to open 6 stores "in dublin and other parts of the country".
Article also mentions that they will be competion for Smyths Toys.
Smartspot shops are selling 1.5kg tubs of used Lego for €25, and buying it at €10/kg. How does that price sound? I'm wondering if there's going to be some good bits in there, minifigs perhaps. I may stop by the Navan shop to see what they have.
Actually, I crunched some numbers and that's the best deal per kg of Lego around.
There's a Lego Classic set with 580 pieces at Smyths on sale for €27. Someone on donedeal.ie is selling 1.13kg for €25, and someone else is selling only 300 pieces for €30 in Carlow. 1.5kg, or around 1200 pieces, for €25 looks like a bargain. Assuming that the tub isn't half full or filled with Duplo.
I was looking at the selection of sets available in Easons. Some of the prices are around the same as Smyths and Argos, although I noticed some that are cheaper, like the new Star Wars battle packs for €14.99 and the Easter Bunny set for €7.99. Easons loyalty card system is also useful for saving on LEGO purchases. For every 250 points collected, €2.50 can be taken off an Easons purchase.
I stopped by the Toy Box shop that is beside the Argos in Liffey Valley. They have loads of older Lego sets, but nothing is on sale. But some of their prices were lower. For instance, they smaller base plates in green and blue were €7.99 while they were €9.49 next door at Argos, and €8.99 at Smyths. The little City Snowmobile was a Euro cheaper than at Argos too.
I asked the salesperson if they ever had sales and she sort of shrugged and said "not really".
I just looked online and they have a good price on the City Coastguard ship set, €55. It's €64 at Smyths.