LEGO Store – Final Sets of 2012 Arrive

I stopped by the Rockefeller Center LEGO Store yesterday to check out the Winter Village Cottage and Star Wars UCS B-Wing, both of which just came out. Lots to see in this trip!

A Monster Fighters display in one of the windows. Notice the oversized brick-built stands.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The UCS B-Wing Starfighter. At $199, I am not excited about this set. I will likely buy one just before they retire in in two years or so. And I am expecting sales on this one.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Star Wars LEGO:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

They placed R2D2 (another pricey set) at kid eye-level:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Throughout the store, they have these ghost cutouts on the shelves. They are really going for it with this Halloween theme!
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

I thought this was strange, another decoration for their Halloween theme.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Those Mandalorian battle packs are still hanging around:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

LEGO Lord of the Rings:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The City Advent calendar display:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The new Winter Village Cottage. I was surprised at the depth of the main building. Overall, a nice set, but I’m not too thrilled with the direction they are going with the sale of these sets because it affects the price.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Technic. Motorized Excavator is nowhere to be found:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The Monster Fighters sets:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Super Heroes:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Lots and lots of tourists and customers:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

October is double points month. Love this little red guy! Also: notice Rockefeller Center in the background:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Another view, with 30 Rock in the background:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The B-Wing. It’s a very nice set for what it is. But the B-Wing is a funny-looking ship, and one that many fans likely didn’t really notice much in the films. Also: $199!
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

This is a nice little bonus though, a free TC-14 minifig when you buy the B-Wing. This, with double-points, is a nice way to launch a big set. The TC-14, I think, I had been going for around $20 on the aftermarket.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The dark tan 2×2 tiles are back on the Pick-a-Brick wall!
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

I was really tempted by these, dark gray 1×2 bricks:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

And dark gray corner pieces:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Despite rumors of a very limited release, the Friends Advent Calendar is still in stock:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

So many great Exclusive sets. Space Shuttle, Camper Van, Sopwith Camel, Kingdoms Joust, and Tower Bridge. Heck, even the little mini-modulars set is still hanging around. I plan on picking that up on Black Friday, when LEGO usually gives an across the board 10% discount.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

And yes, four modulars are still on the shelves. Some discussion has been happening in the forums as to whether this is a new strategy for LEGO, or if they are just trying to make up with a snafu they had with Fire Brigade last year. Either way, I love seeing this.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

They have two winter village sets out, including Winter Village Cottage. I hadn’t heard if they had retired the Winter Village Bakery so soon or not.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Trains and tracks:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Road baseplates:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

City:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

I was shocked to see that they had Ninjago Lloyd ZX in stock. I asked the employee about it, and she said that those things fly off the shelf in minutes. These four were just put on the pegs. I resisted temptation to buy them.
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

A closer look at Lloyd ZX, $10.99 at this store:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Ninjago:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The New York City exclusive sets:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

I still have to pick this up, the Desk Business Card Holder:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The NYC exclusive statue of liberty magnet:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Collectible minifigs:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Fan made Battlestar Galactic ship:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Ghost!
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Another shot of the store:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

The incredible Pick-a-Brick wall:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Architecture sets:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Pirates of the Caribbean:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Creator and Brickley
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Creator:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Dino was hidden up here, along with Master Builder:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Duplo and Cars:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

Two kinds of Brickley sets:
Rockefeller Center LEGO Store

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  • Andrew Beckett

    Nice to see the B-Wing next to R2-D2, which gives me a little bit of a size comparison to work with. I do agree though that I will not be picking this one up until there’s a decent discount available. Probably after it’s been out for a year.

    • BrickUpdate

      Andrew: thanks. The B-Wing is a nice ship, but since the UCS series is really about having high end models for display, I just think it’s pretty awkward for $200. The Imperial Shuttle on the other hand displays really well. And other ships (MF, X-Wing) are just iconic.
      Thanks.