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.
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.
Star Wars LEGO:
They placed R2D2 (another pricey set) at kid eye-level:
Throughout the store, they have these ghost cutouts on the shelves. They are really going for it with this Halloween theme!
I thought this was strange, another decoration for their Halloween theme.
Those Mandalorian battle packs are still hanging around:
LEGO Lord of the Rings:
The City Advent calendar display:
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.
Technic. Motorized Excavator is nowhere to be found:
The Monster Fighters sets:
Lots and lots of tourists and customers:
October is double points month. Love this little red guy! Also: notice Rockefeller Center in the background:
Another view, with 30 Rock in the background:
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!
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.
The dark tan 2×2 tiles are back on the Pick-a-Brick wall!
I was really tempted by these, dark gray 1×2 bricks:
And dark gray corner pieces:
Despite rumors of a very limited release, the Friends Advent Calendar is still in stock:
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.
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.
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.
Trains and tracks:
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.
A closer look at Lloyd ZX, $10.99 at this store:
The New York City exclusive sets:
I still have to pick this up, the Desk Business Card Holder:
The NYC exclusive statue of liberty magnet:
Fan made Battlestar Galactic ship:
Another shot of the store:
The incredible Pick-a-Brick wall:
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Creator and Brickley
Dino was hidden up here, along with Master Builder:
Duplo and Cars:
Two kinds of Brickley sets: