25% off Imperial Shuttle (not any more!)

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Imperial Shuttle

There's no doubting that the Imperial Shuttle is a nice model, but at £245, it's a bit on the expensive side, particularly when compared with the price in the USA.

Well it seems LEGO has recognised this too because it's now reduced the price to £183.99, which is a reduction of 25%. Still expensive, but a bit more palatable. It's not appearing as a sale price on the site so it does seem as if it's a 'readjustment'.

I might even be tempted to buy it myself at that price. If you are too, here's a direct link to it at shop.LEGO.com.

Thanks to OllieL for the news, who also states that 'there is free shipping September 1st-18th and orders over £50 get an extra 50 VIP points so if you buy the Imperial Shuttle you get £10 worth of VIP points off your next purchase.'

The US price appears to have remained the same, at $259.

Update: Did the 'Brickset effect' strike again? Within hours of this article being published the price jumped back up to £245. I hope some of you were lucky enough to get your order in beforehand. I wasn't!

46 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

This is what I've been waiting for, thanks for the news!

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By in United Kingdom,

Some other news i've found out is that when you buy some of the other UCS sets you get free key chains. Also for those that have the latest lego catalog you can see the new 2012 TIE fighter on the front.

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By in Australia,

.....$449.99 in australia

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By in United Kingdom,

Incredible! I was going to have to get this from America for a discount as I'm getting it for X-mas. @OllieL - I was excited to see that too plus my Lego Catalogue didn't come in its usual plastic packaging. I'm guessing to be more green but that means our catalogues are going to arrive in a worse condition :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Outstanding! I thought that I'd never be able to afford this set, but at £183-99 (minus £20's worth of VIP points, plus free shipping = £163-99) I've just ordered one!

This ship was incredibly iconic (at least it made an impression on me) that I purchased the original LEGO release, but sadly it got sat-on and destroyed (this was before my "It's probably a good idea to keep the instructions" days).

Buy it now before it gets put back up in price (although hopefully this isn't a pricing error), or pulled to make room for the new SSD (which also needs to have ~25% knocked off the price, if you're listening LEGO).

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By in United Kingdom,

@OllieL, I havent recieved the catalog for some reson do you know where i can find scanned images of the cover?

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By in Sweden,

YES! i will be in london for work next week! i will get one!

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By in United Kingdom,

I have literally just taken delivery of my new Death Star, not from an ebay seller in the far east of course (lol), but from the official lego site. I am therefore rather relieved they havn't just whacked 25% of that!

Not sure can push to this due to aformentioned £275 outlay, but I do have £25 VIP points, which makes this rather attractive. arghhh

Death Star is awesome by the way!

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By in United Kingdom,

@bodybomb3 Yeah mine wasn't in the plastic packaging either.

@JonnyRonny I've managed to find a close up on a flickr members photos. I'm too lazy to scan or take a picture of it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimiduck/6102706286/

@goldfish Not that I want to ruin your purchase but you have missed out on some free magnet minifigures, free shipping and an extra 50 VIP points which is basically £2.50. Also I like your name :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks OllieL! Am ok on missing the gifts. I ordered about 3 weeks ago, but it was on back order, so I did get an alien conquest minifig free, but no magnets, free points or free delivery.

Update; Just looked in my porch and my new catalogue is sitting there! Not in cellophane this time. Very interesting that the Death Star is still showing, so clearly its going to be around for a while yet, but the UCS Shuttle is not in the book at all. I am very surprised at this to say it's so new. Star Wars gets most page time, including the front cover and inside first page pushing the new Falcon, and also a massive two page special on the new Super Star Destroyer.

rich

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By in United Kingdom,

thanks ollieL

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By in United States,

This is good news.

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By in United Kingdom,

Free shipping is until Sept 30th according to the website now.

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By in United Kingdom,

At the price of £245, well I wouldn't get it, but now that it's £183.99, well now I would get it!

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By in United States,

Just received one from Toys 'R' Us online for $224 (£ 137) in New Jersey, USA.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Never new i was gettin ripped off on my legos here in the uk that bad

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By in United Kingdom,

Just called up the Lego store and they said its not an instore offer currently so sorry to all the people that were going to buy from the store. If I were you order online! Just ordered one but its for X-mas :(

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By in United States,

At any price this is one of the best looking finished Star Wars Lego products out there. It is very clean and displays very well in any room. I have had mine for a while now but anyone thinking of getting it and are on the fence I would say jump. This is going to be one of those sets that skyrocket in price (Due to higher cost and less people justifying buying it) and once it does you will wish you forked over the cash.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hey guys its still saying that it cost £245.99 does anyone have any idea why ? :( let me know thanks :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh no, it's gone back up, before I had a chance to order it as well, fiddlesticks!! Wonder if it was a pricing mistake by TLG?

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By in United Kingdom,

@ atkinsar yeh it happened to me aswell :( hopefully it will go back down but unfortanely i doubt it .

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By in United Kingdom,

I very nearly ordered this as well. Just when I thought Lego had decided to give something back to the adult fans... I should have known better!!!

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By in Poland,

Free SW magnets / keychains with SW Exclusives purchases!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, I've just checked my order via my VIP account, and it says 'Customer Services' under the progress heading. Apparently, that means that I've got to contact LEGO CS about my order (probably because this has turned out to be a pricing error).

So, I've sent them a nice email and will keep you all updated on what happens. Hopefully there won't be a problem and LEGO will honour the original order (as they've done in the past when similar pricing errors have happened).

Will keep you all updated!

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By in United Kingdom,

avacadoturban - I am pretty certain under consumer law that if you have paid for an item and the payment is accepted on an advertised price, then the seller has an obligation to sell, as the contract was completed on payment.

I therefore suspect you will be ok. Good luck!

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By in United States,

I already have 7166, I won't be getting this.

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By in Canada,

--Was the Deathstar always 274.99 in the UK?--

Everything else seems a lot closer to US dollars (number wise).

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By in United Kingdom,

yes, as far as I am aware always £275 in the UK. Never seen any discounting either.

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By in United States,

Still pretty pricey I'd say

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By in Australia,

$499 Aussie dollars on shop.LEGO.com, no thanks. $250 US dollars on shop.LEGO.com current conversion = $249 Aussie dollars...lucky my sister is flying to the US in 2 weeks and she is happy to LEGO shop for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

WOW I wasn't able to buy it in time and I was the one who reported the news :(

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By in United Kingdom,

YES I got it just in time!

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By in Australia,

$449 in Australia....does anybody know why us Aussies are copping these outrageous prices!!!! I love Lego but everytime I buy a set I feel I'm being ripped off....

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By in United Kingdom,

I know its back to full price but need help deciding which to get, this or the death star hmmm please help

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By in United Kingdom,

@JonnyRonny Death Star everytime. Better build, better figs, more playability and come on ITS THE DEATH STAR!

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By in United Kingdom,

@JonnyRonny,

I had exactly the same decision to make a few weeks back. I went for the Death Star, for the following few reasons;

- Its been out for circa 3 years, so is likely to be deleted sooner rather than later. Given this fact, I didn't want to have a situation where I really wanted it, and I was looking on ebay at huge after market prices. I wouldnt be surprised to see this double in price for new sets once it is pulled from production.
- It has 20+ minfigs, so better playability if you have children, or even just for yourself!
- Its better value on price per brick.
- Its more of a traditional lego build, as the shuttle looks to have a little bit of technics influence to me

Either way I stil would like to get the Shuttle, but I think it will be about for a while longer for me to make the decision.

hope this helps!

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks OllieL and goldfish so Death Star it is

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By in New Zealand,

JonnyRonny- Yes, almost certainly a scammer. Look at the feedback- 6 cent jewelry bags? Seriously?

There's been a lot of talk on Bricklink about this douche lately ( or someone pulling the same scam with beads).

Most if not all of the feedback is given the same day as the sale. So they're either teleporting the products or...

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ You're right, this is not the right place to ask this question. But in the interests of not seeing anyone get scammed, please don't go anywhere near that ebay listing, just look at the sellers history, what they have sold in the past, and consider that it should cost about £100 just to ship the Death Star from Hong Kong, never mind buy the set as well!

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By in United Kingdom,

yer thought it was a bit dodgy cheers guys

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By in United States,

I thought the Brickset effect was a good thing.... ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I bet my Uncle got it. P.S. he lives in America.

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By in United Kingdom,

My order has just changed status to SHIPPED. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

@AnseltheCat - Same!!!

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