I stopped by the LEGO Store Flatiron District again today, and took note of all of their sale items. The most tempting was the Cargo Terminal for around $65. Oh, and the little Dracula Halloween set for $2.
I stopped by the LEGO Store Flatiron District in NYC today, and got to see a lot of the 2015 sets, including the Valentines Day set. The store makes a big deal about the history of the building it is within, with a wall chart of the history, and large brick-built dioramas above the shelves.
There was a Friend’s racetrack that I had never seen before, as well as a super-sized brick-built Gandalf figure.
I stopped by the LEGO Store in Rockefeller Center today. The only notable item were the now “old” green baseplates still available, at a “sale” price of about $5. These are mostly sold out everywhere else, and the new baseplates are a brighter shade of green, and now fetch $7.99 each, I believe.
It seems that Target had mis-priced one of the new LEGO Justice League sets — 76028: Darkseid Invasion — as $59.99, instead of MSRP of $69.99. I found one today, and got to see the rest of the Justice League sets, plus Minecraft, in the store.
As for post-holiday sale markdowns, they had a very slight discount on some sets. I never understand a sale strategy like this – these sets will be bumped around the sale aisle for weeks, just getting more and more damaged.
There have been varying reports on LEGO clearance items at Target stores, some people seem to be scoring loads of incredible deals, while others are finding very little. I stopped by my local Target today – a few days after clearance items would be marked, and didn’t find much to be excited about. One thing to note is that my store didn’t seem to have the 50% discount that many other stores did.
With LEGO gaining in popularity even further, post-holidays sales have been light this year. There were reports of 50% off LEGO sales at Barnes & Noble, so after 2 days, I decided to stop by my local store. Nothing was marked on sale, but I had an employee scan a bunch of sets, and one of them — the Mountain Hut — came up at 50% off. I grabbed it.
I stopped by a different LEGO Store this weekend, amidst the height of holiday shopping. As expected, the store was packed with merchandise, though the manager kept fielding questions from customers about specific items that were out of stock: the ice theme, regular baseplates, etc. As I walked up to the store, employees were carting in a bunch of new merchandise…
I stopped by another Target on Saturday and was surprised to see a handful of the exclusive minifigure cubes in stock:
I stopped by the LEGO Store today, and was surprised to see they still had a few Thanksgiving Turkey’s in stock, and had them marketed down to $5. One of the Minecraft sets was marked down as well, and the only other thing I noticed was some 2015 City sets hitting the shelves.
A surprising little release came this week, an exclusive cube of 4 minifigs only available at Target. I stopped by my local store, and an employee told me they sold out quickly a day or two ago. Loads of signage for them. Luckily, I ordered some of these online which should arrive soon. Here is what the store looked like: