News round-up

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Here's a quick summary of news I've been alerted to over the last few days:

  • The next Architecture set will be Imperial Hotel, as revealed by Amazon.fr. I imagine it's going to be the Imperial Hotel Tokyo designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but I might be mistaken. (Thanks Alexis)
  • Amazon.co.uk has just listed a lot of 2013 sets including thirteen Legends of Chima sets. There's no release date given, but we now have an idea of prices.
  • The Brick Show team has four of the six TMNT sets and has posted video reviews on YouTube
  • LEGO has updated the retiring soon list at shop.LEGO.com (US). It's now quite a long list, which includes Imperial Shuttle 10212 and Diagon Alley 10217. (Thanks dreisbaugh)
  • ASDA in the UK has 25% off all LEGO until midnight Monday (Thanks Andrew H)
  • TMNT sets are now available from Toys R Us in the USA .
  • There's a new brand retail shop opening in Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, Canada. There's a picture, and some discussion about it, on flickr.
  • A temporary LEGO store has opened in Stockholm in the Skrapan shopping centre. More info on Facebook.
  • ShopForMe has opened a bricks-and-mortar store in Australia at 506 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057. More info on Facebook
  • If you're in Australia you can enter a competition on Facebook to 'Win a blockbuster LEGO Gandalf Statue'. There's only 10 entries at the moment, so you're in with a good chance of winning! (Thanks altaris100)

17 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the "Retiring soon" list is a great idea. Nothing more frustrating that deciding to finally purchase set XXXX just to find out you're a week too late.

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By in United States,

Yorkdale Mall is even closer to me :) I hope it's a bigger store than Fairview. But I do feel bad for those that don't have a LEGO store near them yet like in BC or out east. I'm sure it would be a hit

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By in United States,

The "Retiring Soon" is smart for LEGO (in terms of making money). Quite a few of the sets show as sold out at retail price without having gone on clearance.

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By in United States,

Chima summer sets in forum.

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By in United States,

BOGO 50% off at Target for City items. They have a Forest Police Station/Off Road command Center for $110, $10 off, and it can be BOGO'd as well if someone wants 2, if so, they will save $75.

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By in United States,

What does Lego mean by a temporary Lego store in Sweden?

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By in United Kingdom,

Assuming those are the actual Chima RRP prices, The Croc set is very overpriced at £70.00 and should really be £50 for the size. Some of the other sets are also very pricey. Retiring soon list is genius.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really hope that Eagle set isn't really £30...

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By in Canada,

Finally! Yorkdale is right on my route home! This is amazing news, thank you so much HUW!

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By in United States,

Still nothing about the Lego Store opening in Saint Louis next May? Doesn't that count as news?

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By in United Kingdom,

I saw the Shop for me store a couple of days ago quite by chance as we passed by in a car! Not had a chance to visit yet though

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By in United Kingdom,

Went on Amazon UK for another look at the Chima prices but they aren't there anymore.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Brickset effect strikes again. Lego were watching the feed.

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By in Canada,

I'm a little confused here. Why precisely is Olivia's Speedboat listed as retiring soon? Was that, or was that not only just released in the past few months. Most of the sets I could understand retiring soon if they're from a year or more ago, but LEGO is going to retire a set in the Friends line presumably not making any more of them only from just the past... five or six months? Isn't that a bit... Early?

Oh well, just means I'll have to be sure to pick that up before it vanishes at retail.

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By in United States,

Some of the smaller Friends sets (41000, 41002, 41003, 41004, and 41011) are now out. And the Friends Series 1 will be $4.99, and out on the 17th. The TMNT sets are now for the 24th to come out.

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By in {Unknown country},

And so today my XMas gift left Amazon.it: Imperial Shuttle 10212 will be reaching my house tomorrow afternoon. Apparently only one is left at 208€ now...

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