LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Last week I stopped by the enormous Toys R Us that sits in the middle of Times Square in New York City. There selection is usually very good, with exclusive sets filling the shelves. But… because of the high rent of Times Square, prices for all sets are higher than regular retail prices. So something like the Death Star may be in stock, but instead of costing $400, it may be $440 or $460, negating the effect of any coupons or discounts they may be offering at the moment. Okay, onto the photos:

The ever-impressive display of buildings that hovers over the LEGO section:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

You are greated by a display of Super Heroes sets:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

And of course, they are still trying to unload loads of Star Wars Advent Calendars, even well into January:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Lots of older Collectible Minifigs for sale, as well as snow man polybags:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Alien Conquest sets till fill the shelves:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Slave One has disappeared from many stores, but still in stock here:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

The LEGO Exclusives I mentioned: Fire Brigade, Tower Bridge, Maersk Train, etc:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Imperial Shuttle, Super Star Destroyer, AT-OT with Dropship (now getting very hard to find), plus Winter Bakery:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Mindstorms and the Shuttle set:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Come City sets:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

More City:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Kingdoms still in stock:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Baseplates:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

More City
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Lots of Mill Village Raid:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

And of course, Prince of Persia is still in stock:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Creator:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

More Alien Conquest:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Star Wars, including some now-retired sets such as Battle for Endor, Palpatine’s Shuttle, etc:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

More Star Wars LEGO:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Anyone need some Mandalorian Battle Packs?
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Another view of the buildings:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

More buildings:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Lots of Pirates of the Caribbean in stock:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

They even have an endcap of Pirates of the Caribbean:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Racers:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Hero Factory:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Harry Potter and Pharaoh’s Quest:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Atlantis:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Plenty of red box Ninjago:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Toy Story 3:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Massive LEGO Friends Displays:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

LEGO Friends:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

City:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

City:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Friends:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Friends:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

Friends:
LEGO at Toys R Us Times Square New York City

2012 LEGO Star Wars Sets Arrive at Toys R Us

This is becoming a common site: parents spending 30 minutes feeling up bags of LEGO Minifigures in order to find the specific figures their kid wants, or in order to complete the set:

The 2012 LEGO Star Wars sets have begun arriving. Here we have the endor battle pack and the planet sets:

The wildly overpriced tie fighter:

The Y-Wing, and the much-anticipated clone battle pack:

The Droid Escape was not in the regular LEGO aisle, but at a display up front:

Anakin’s podracer polybag:

On the City side, nice to still see Public Transport in stock:

More city:

One of the newer City sets I hadn’t noticed before. Pretty cool:

They still can’t seem to unload the $38 Quiddich Match:

A random old Space Police set appeared on shelves:

The always present Prince of Persia, plus Mill Village Raid, and Earth Defense HQ:

They had pretty much the entire line of Alien Conquest back in stock:

Tons of Creator sets:

Technic:

I was surprised to see a couple Fire Temples in stock:

LEGO Pick A Brick Wall Finds: Trans-Clear and Trans-Black Bricks

I was pleasantly surprised to see some transparent clear and transparent black bricks on the Pick A Brick wall. I had two of the holiday boxes to fill up, so I scooped up a whole bunch of each.

So many transparent black 1×2 bricks in one place:
LEGO Pick A Brick Wall

Transparent 1×2 bricks:
LEGO Pick A Brick Wall

Transparent 1×1 plates:
LEGO Pick A Brick Wall

My “haul.” I didn’t have a lot of time, so I didn’t stack them in the boxes, I just threw a bunch in:
LEGO Pick A Brick Wall

I haven’t counted up how many of each I ended up with, but here are the four varieties they had:
LEGO Pick A Brick Wall

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center, January 2012

My first trip to the LEGO Store Rockefeller Center in 2012. Nothing too unusual, but nice to see the new Super Heroes display and recent sets. They moved the store around, moving City to where Star Wars used to be and vice versa. Series 6 minifigs were on display, and the only real sale items I saw were the Christmas tree polybags. Enjoy the photos!

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center

2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

A friend was able to snap photos of LEGO at a different Walmart for me. Unfortunately, because of bad timing, they couldn’t scan in the sets to check prices. My guess is that log cabin and the Harry Potter stuff would have been marked down. I may head over tomorrow. Anyhow, enjoy the photos:

This Walmart had a huge LEGO section, both sides of the aisle, and pretty well stocked too! Notice the friends sets in the upper right corner:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Some of the newer City sets have arrived:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

A mish mash of stuff, including Star Wars advent calendars, still in stock!
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Duplo:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Walmart seems to mix Kre-o in more often than other stores I have seen. Target does this a bit too:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

The other side of the aisle:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Some Dino sets and creator stuff:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Harry Potter, Super Heroes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Friends, and more:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

More creator plus Hero Factory:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Ninjago – still a couple red boxes left:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Still waiting for the 2012 Star Wars sets to arrive:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

More Star Wars:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

More Star Wars:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

Some new City sets:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

And finally, 2012 Ninjago sets:
2012 LEGO Sets Arrive at Walmart

New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

My first trip to the LEGO Store in 2012, and I was greeted with my first look at some of the new sets.

Like an oasis in the distance, the LEGO Store appears…
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

As usual, plenty of activity. The Build a Mini station always seems to be busy:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

An AFOL talking to the manager. I like when the LEGO employees are as into it as the customers:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The large Friends display seemed to be popular:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

My first look at the mini modular set. My original intention was to buy this set with a 10% coupon I had. But I have to say: I found it very underwhelming. Maybe I am spoiled by having the full sized modulars, but I can’t think of a reason to buy and build this other than “collectability.” They had a ton of them in stock, and word is that they aren’t moving very quickly at all. I can’t figure out who the target audience is. Yes, I will likely end up with one, and perhaps this will be one of those ‘holy grail’ sets down the road. But for now, my reaction is: “meh”
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

Series 6 of the Collectible Minifigures are now in stock. An employee said they went through 20 cases in just a couple of days.
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

My first look at the Super Heroes set 6862 with Superman and Wonder Woman. Very cool looking set:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The mini modular set on the shelf, along with Joust. These sets were all over the store:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

You can see all of the mini modulars on the top shelves:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

They still had a few sale items. About 10-20% off a few sets:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

Funny that the space sets are next to the castle sets:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The Star Wars section moved to the opposite side of the store:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

Lots of Imperial Shuttles available:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

I think these are older Star Wars magnet sets, but I’m not entirely sure:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The newer magnets were on sale:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

Kingdoms Joust:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

They still have Alien Conquest in stock. The smaller boxes were 10% off:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The Unimog was 10% off:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The Joust set in the main window had tipped over:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

Their Friends selection. My first time seeing the treehouse set:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

Red boxed Ninjago stuff was on sale:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

The had one winter bakery left:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

I still think this is a cool little set, calendar:
New 2012 Sets Arrive at the LEGO Store

LEGO Sale Continues at Wal-Mart

Folks on the Brickset and ToysnBricks forums are mentioning that Wal-Mart seems to have found some more palettes of sale items. Below is what my local Wal-Mart had in stock this morning. The big sale items are:

  • Red boxed Ninjago sets at 50% off.
  • Anakin & Subulba’s Podracers at 30% off
  • Star Wars Advent Calendar at 50% off

LEGO Sale Continues at Wal-Mart

LEGO Sale Continues at Wal-Mart

LEGO Sale Continues at Wal-Mart

LEGO Sale Continues at Wal-Mart