2012 sets hit the UK

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Haul from BrightonAs you may have read in the forum, 2012 sets have been appearing before they should in several Tesco stores across the country and also in some of the brand stores.

We received a tip-off yesterday from bodybomb3 that the Brighton store had put a good selection out, so on the way to pick up Granny for Christmas from Sussex this morning I took a detour to see for myself.

There were a few of the Ninjago sets, but not all, although they did have the best of the bunch, 9443, the helicopter. They had all the first batch of Super Heroes, all Dino sets, quite a few City and all of the Creator sets, I believe. There were no Friends sets, though.

I grabbed one of the last Lex Luthor sets, 6862, so the initial stock may have sold out. You can see my haul above. I'll probably go back when I take Granny home next week ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi Huw, are you able to tell us the prices of the sets please? Or maybe you could add the prices to the set information on the database? Thanks very much.

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By in United Kingdom,

Gutted! I was just in TESCO on wednesday. I won't be going for a while now :(
So, can you tell us any of the UK prices Huw? thanks :)

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By in United Kingdom,

can't wait 6862:)

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By in United States,

Rounded up:

6858 - £12
6862 - £20
6857 - £40
6863 - £35

The three City sets were £15.

The sets will be listed at LEGOshop.com in the next few days I suspect so prices for everything will come through automatically then.

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By in United States,

Can't wait for these sets to come to the USA, My local TRU usually gets them around the two days after Christmas

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By in United Kingdom,

Went to Tesco in Lichfield today, no joy :/ Hopefully somewhere close to tamworth(where I live) has these and someone will soon report seeing them!

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By in United Kingdom,

^I have also checked around general area of Cheltenham, aswell as the village I live in for them and it appears that there is none of the new 2012 sets apart from the CMs series 6 in WHSmiths.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hurray for Granny Huw! Nice haul, though the catwoman set does seem pricey.

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By in United Kingdom,

Friends sets were out in the Sunbury store last weekend £15 for the Cabriolet and £30 for the cafe.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the prices Huw, don't suppose you know how much the smallest dino set cost do you?
Grrr, we have to pay the same in pounds as people in america pay in dollars - how unfair! the catwoman cycle set is one of the biggest ripoffs i've seen in a long time - it's so disproportionately priced compared to the lex luther set for example. And how come 5 years ago, you could buy a very similar set (7779) but with an actual vehicle for batman for 2 thirds of today's equivalent set's price. I'm pretty sure inflation doesn't occur that fast!!!! The lex luther/superman set's a fair price and I'd just about pay £40 for the funhouse escape. Oh well, can't really afford to buy anything at the moment anyway.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice haul indeed; apart from the Ninjago set I'll be grabbing all of those at some point. The first wave of 2012 City sets looks outstanding, and I can't wait to pick up the Dino sets...

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By in United Kingdom,

The new star wars sets are available fom very.co.uk as well now

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By in United States,

15£ is about right for the City sets, as it is only a 17% markup at current exchange rates.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ So they are.....good spot ! City, Friends, Dino and Ninjago also available.

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By in United States,

@brix, smallest dino £9, large helicopter one £50.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ yeah, I hope so, I only thought it might be more because of how expensive it is in America - $11.99!!!! Also, it has 80 pieces so it could well be £7.99 or more

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Huw! That seems a lot for the small set! I'll probably wait until it's reduced on amazon :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Tesco Handforth Dean had on shelf:

The £7.97, and 2 £9.97 Friends sets

The Ninjago Motorbike

In boxed, marked not to be open until Dec 26th

Stephanies Cool Cruiser

Ninjago Copter and Motorbike.

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By in Italy,

In Sweden they are here already. I have spotted them at our local toy retailer. We seem to have a nice stock of 2012 City sets. If I visit the shop again I will get the prices!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw: Next time you can use my name instead of tip-off and I went there today and i got also one of the last power armour lex's, a dynamic duo funhouse set and a batcave. Shocked to see the batmobile set for £50 and the catwomen set for £12. They also had a few series 6 minifigs. Must have seen you in there huw:) We always seem to be in the lego store at the same time.

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By in United Kingdom,

From the sounds of things, the city sets are quite reasonable for £15, Lex Luther for £20 is ok and the dino sets are not too badly priced but £12 for the cat woman set is crazy and is one I will certainly wait to be reduced. That should really be £10.00.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is the Dino HQ really worth £80? I thought it would be atleast £10 cheaper.

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By in United Kingdom,

Went to a Tesco last night before I read about this. Well I did buy 15 Series six figures, they had four boxes. I know they are in WHS as well but had not known Tesco sell them yet.

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By in United States,

@bodybomb3, I've now attributed my source in the article, thanks again :)

I was there from about 11am to 11:30.

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By in United Kingdom,

Forgot to mention - no Series 6, only a few Series 5.

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By in United Kingdom,

The dino HQ is overpriced imo

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By in Brazil,

there are FRIENDS SETS at tesco surreys quays, no signs of the others 2012s

btw, I bought just because of the christmas... I think that they are overpriced too.

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By in United Kingdom,

The following were in stock at Tesco Seacroft, Leeds on 23 December:

Ninjago 9441 9442
Friends 3933, 3934,3935, 3936, 3061

All unpriced except 3061 (Friends Cafe) at £29.97

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw: I was there for nearly exactly the same time probably saw you, I was holding on to the power armour lex for about 15 minutes cause I didn't want anyone to take cause there were only 2 when I went.

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By in United States,

i spotted 2012 hf's at toys r us in US

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By in Australia,

Gosh I want that Lex Luthor/Superman/Wonder Woman set. Wow.

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By in United Kingdom,

i got 3 mini figs from series 6 which i found in Tesco. i got the Surgeon,Clockwork Robot,and the Butcher

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By in United Kingdom,

In the Milton Keynes Lego Store this morning they had all the early 2012 sets on the shelf (including Series 6 collectable figs), with the exception of the 'Friends', 'Star Wars' & 'Direct' (Joust) sets; these themes are apparently still embargoed in-store until the 26th/Monday. I picked up a selection of Ninjago, City, Creator, Dino, Super Heroes & Cars sets (not all for me unfortunately ... I've got some wrapping to do this afternoon!). Happy days :-)

I was told that the store is closing at 5pm today and that the staff are staying on for a couple of hours to mark up the sale stock & put the rest of the 2012 sets out ready for Monday morning ... from what I was told there isn't going to be much in the way of sets left for the sale stock, as most of it has sold out already.

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By in Germany,

I wonder what your grandmother told you when you told her about the detour to get some LEGO sets... :P Probably something like "Still buying LEGO sets at your age?!"... :P

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By in United Kingdom,

THANKS LOADS to db99 for heads up on star wars sets on very.co.uk got the missus to order 3 sets last night --- 9490, 9489 and 9488. all of which arrived this morning and they are all awesome. no superhereos in tescos at tower park poole though.

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By in United Kingdom,

All super heroes sets are available on Lego uk with good pictures, it looks as though they will be despatched next week , saves trawling round looking for them, which is always a bind up here in rural north Yorkshire . Merry Christmas all.

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By in Canada,

In Canada ive already picked up all the new Creator sets (except Summer House) and seen all the Dino, City and Ninjago sets. Spotted a couple Super Heroes sets yesterday. All this at TRU.

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