Tower of Orthanc will initially be a VIP exclusivePosted by Huw, 19 May 2013 05:50Tower of Orthanc10237-1 The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers 2013 ©2013 LEGO GroupWe're hearing from grogall that 10237 Tower of Orthanc will be available from 17th June exclusively to VIP customers from shop.LEGO.com and in the brand stores. This is a couple of weeks before its general release in July. 33 comments on this article By lego613master in United States, 19 May 2013 07:14You have a rather misleading headline Huw... just to let you know. By Almaras in Australia, 19 May 2013 08:05^I know, I read it and automatically panicked, despite being a VIP! But awesome news that we can get it in less than a month! :D By KazeMonsuta in Germany, 19 May 2013 08:39You know what would still be better? Double VIP points with it.That is when I will be buying it.I don't really care about having it earlier than others.Already thrilled. By Albus in Australia, 19 May 2013 08:54YES! Great chance to get it early! By UtarEmpire in Japan, 19 May 2013 09:13Hopefully there's a sweet freebie that goes along with it. An exclusive Minifig might be nice to soften the blow of Iron Patriot being unavailable to the general public. By rnsrobot in Canada, 19 May 2013 09:14@Jiraiya - I too can wait for double points. ^^ By mkrey in United States, 19 May 2013 10:24hopefully free shipping, too By The_Chosen_1 in United States, 19 May 2013 11:41I agree. I'll be waiting for (a) free shipping, (b) double points, or (c) free minifigure promotion before buying. By CapnRex101 in United Kingdom, 19 May 2013 11:43I am too excited for this set not to be buying it immediately. It will make for an excellent 'end of exam' treat I think! By Kez in United Kingdom, 19 May 2013 12:21^ Likewise :-) By The Baron in United Kingdom, 19 May 2013 13:03What is the point of that? I'd rather see some freebie along with it. I'll wait for a promotion. By goldfish in United Kingdom, 19 May 2013 13:05@capnrex101,How on earth do you afford all this lego as a student? I was skint back in the day! By meccanotwitch in United Kingdom, 19 May 2013 15:22Like others, I would rather wait for some kind of promotion to get this. Getting it early doesn't do anything for me, it's getting it cheaper that counts! By Adzbadboy in United Kingdom, 19 May 2013 15:45If you purchase £50/$75 or more in the Lego store or online between June 1st-25th you will get a FREE Jor-El minifigure from the up-coming Man of Steel movie! By Natethegreat101 in United States, 19 May 2013 17:59I'll pass.... By arl100 in United Kingdom, 20 May 2013 02:15Lego UK is advertising free shipping for orders over £50 until 31st August By jockosjungle in United Kingdom, 20 May 2013 03:34WHat's the point? Its not like getting a VIP Card is hard is it? I want it but I'll be waiting for a deal By Dashofdashing in United Kingdom, 20 May 2013 03:57Mighty mighty tempting,free delivery and free Jor-el minifigure,seems like an alright deal to me,tho I've heared that TRU in USA are getting LOTR sets in now. So wonder if UK will get them in around time Orthanc tower is on Lego to coincide? So much money will be spent this summer :o By Andhe in United Kingdom, 20 May 2013 05:52@jockosjungle That's the point. It get's people to sign up if they're not already. Marketing. By Missing Brick in United Kingdom, 20 May 2013 06:30"I'll be waiting for a deal"I've been waiting for one on the ridiculously overpriced Haunted House, but no luck so far, so patience is required. Alot of patience. That said, good things come to those who wait eg. Grand Emporium recently on Amazon for £93 iso £133 list price. By bigw1974 in United States, 20 May 2013 10:59Missing Brick: I bought Haunted House when I had a 10% coupon overlapping with double VIP points. I don't think I've seen better than that anywhere yet. I hope to do the same for the Tower of Orthanc. By piratemania7 in United States, 20 May 2013 11:04I started off the year thinking "eh, this will be a small year in terms of cash spending with LEGO directly and maybe I can focus on buying some sets I dont have on bricklink". But with the Tower coming out and a couple other sets, like the cargo airport, I undoubtedly will have to change this thinking. Again, so much money but SO WORTH IT. By Bycougars in United States, 20 May 2013 12:12Other news related to this is that Amazon now has the new LOTR sets available for pre-order they will ship out on June 1st. By Msanders in United Kingdom, 20 May 2013 15:59@missing brick. Haunted house is £119 in legoland windsor. Great price in my opinion for a great set! By reki_lobsheek in Belgium, 20 May 2013 16:44my poor, poor wallet ... :DIt just does not get the chance to recover these last years thanks to TLG ... :P By piratemania7 in United States, 21 May 2013 09:07It's OK, my VIP status just makes it all "worth" it. HAHAHA By blars82 in United States, 23 May 2013 13:34Somewhat unrelated, but I was just at my local Toys R Us in Madison, WI ... and they had 4 of the new LOTR sets already! Ship, Black Gate, Council, and Gandalf/Saruman ... prices were of course terrible but still cool to see them in person! By Master cheef in United States, 27 May 2013 05:58cool set :) By Diez in Netherlands, 31 May 2013 14:49For the people in Germany: wednesday I was in legoland Germany and I bought there in the shop Tower of Orthanc. I'm gonna build it tomorrow. By lilmonster777 in Canada, 17 Jun 2013 00:30ordered,should arrive just in time for my b-day :) By Kez in United Kingdom, 17 Jun 2013 02:07Hopefully my store has plenty of these in stock :-D By Msanders in United Kingdom, 17 Jun 2013 03:31I ordered mine this morning. Free Tower of orthanc poster, free minifigure (from Superman) and key ring. Soooo looking forward to getting this, and hopefully in time for my birthday at the weekend!!!! By Msanders in United Kingdom, 17 Jun 2013 03:33oh, and free delivery!