Summer sets on sale at Tesco in the UK

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LostInTranslation just sent word that Tesco Direct are now selling a selection of the Summer 2013 sets from Friends, Castle, Creator, Technic and LoTR, the first retailer to stock them in the UK.

It really is bizarre how LEGO allow their retailers to stock new items before they are even added to LEGOShop.com most of the time...

Have you found these sets anywhere else in the UK? Let us know!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, LOTR, castle, creator, technic, LOTR & no please not friends, why, why, why!!!!!!!!!.

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By in United Kingdom,

My local toy shop had the new loc sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tesco at Silverburn near Glasgow has Gold Getaway, Dragon Mountain and LotR Council of Elrond. Didn't notice any Creator or Technic yet.

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By in United Kingdom,

I found Castle and Lord of the Rings at my local toy shop this morning, I picked up the Council of Elrond and a couple of Lone Ranger sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just been in my local one in Bradford, none there, only Chima kits on sale prices.

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By in United Kingdom,

Found castle (70400 & 70402) and Council of Elrond in York today.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes council of elrond in Tesco Bursledon a great set

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By in United Kingdom,

Found the Mandalorian speeder earlier. Can't wait til I get the council of Elrond!!

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By in United Kingdom,

chima speedorz, galaxy squad,and hero factory sets on tesco direct to bad i spent all my money.
on the lego website they still don't have the summer hero factory sets.

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By in United States,

Chima Speedorz and City and LOTR at "A1 Toys" in Glasgow

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By in United States,

In the US, we now have Castle and LOTR, but I need to see about the other themes. The set shown above for Friends, I'm looking forward to getting!

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By in United States,

I'm in the US and I saw Heartlake High and the Dolphin ship and some other Friends summer 2013 at TRU.

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By in United Kingdom,

The summer firends sets have been available on Amazon UK for at least two weeks now, I have already bought one or two.

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By in United States,

I live in the uS and we have all new galaxy squad, city, friends, Lotr, and castle since may

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By in United States,

This Friends bakery set is available already at Legoland California. Noticed it there yesterday, but didn't buy it as I already spent too much on other items.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tesco operates a "Just in time" supply chain - which means that once an item is passed to them from a supplier it is moved through the warehouse(s) and onto shelves very quickly. This is keeps their costs down as holding stock is expensive. Because of this system they don't generally agree to honour to release dates. The exception is home entertainment (video games, music etc) where each store has a small stock area within the department.

I don' t think they have any release date infrastructure within toys, and Lego boxes are bulky so they wouldn't want to do it anyway. So if Lego want to control the shelf date they need to supply Tesco (and other supermarkets) much later and warehouse the goods themselves (which can be a huge cost). It comes back to the usual story - the UK Supermarkets are such huge buyers that the usual rules don't apply. I think Argos and specialist toy shops sell more inventory in total, but for the lines they choose to carry Tesco are a very big seller. Big enough that they can get away with doing things on their terms.

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By in United States,

Target in major US markets are stocking the new summer releases already. I have seen SW Republic Gunship, SW AT-TE, Friends High school, Emma's sport Car and Dolphin Cruiser; Coast Guard Patrol, King's Castle, LOTR The Council of Elrond, LOTR Pirate Ship Ambush.

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By in United Kingdom,

Also on amazon.co.uk they're selling aviation adventures, treehouse, and family house.
You can also buy the family house for £55.56 instead of £59.99.
to bad i don't have any money right now.

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By in United Kingdom,

All summer LOTR sets, all Castle sets and all Lone Ranger sets arrived at Smyths, Fareham, Southampton today. the guy was practically begging me to take some away as it was making his re-organising job easier!!

I was impressed with the Castle sets and new LOTR wave looks epic.

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By in United Kingdom,

tesco have the lion chi temple, the gorrila striker and all the new ones.

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By in United Kingdom,

smyths have got the big chima figures at £10.99 each and avalable to buy now

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By in United Kingdom,

^ i have two of the constraction figures i got them from amazon last month.
I got chi Eris (mine came with two heads and no body but lego sent me a body)
and i also got chi Cragger.

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By in United Kingdom,

this must be like my fourth comment on this but anyway the new argos catalogue is out tomorrow (saturday)
they will have new stuff then.

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