Shell promotion imminent in the UK?

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Ferrari 150   Italia

Someone has posted on Hot UK Deals that the Shell promotion will hit the UK on the 7th of November and will be available "when you fill up with £30 of Shell V Power" or buy lubricants. I've emailed Shell UK for confirmation of this.

If it's anything like the promotions that have run in other countries, there will be seven sets available, 30190-30196, one a week. The 7th set, the pit crew, may have additional purchase requirements.

Hopefully we'll have full details soon.

(via the forum)

22 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

At last!! I was begining to think they had forgot about the UK!

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By in United States,

Shell has been running a radio ad about "Ferrari only uses Shell fuels" Could this mean that the promotion is headed to the US?

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By in Poland,

Great! I have missed one here in Poland, and the promotion is over now. Will have opportunity to get the truck and second set of F40.
Cool sets!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, its about time!

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By in United Kingdom,

Shame this offer is only available only when you buy ultra-expensive fuel :-( (I think anyway). As a car lover, I'd love some of these sets, but persuading the mister to fill up on premium fuel will be a challenge... Wish they were available to buy separately for a bit extra :-(

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By in Norway,

Well, I got them all 6 as a gift but I had them already :-/ Anybody interested? We can trade maybe?

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By in United Kingdom,

Meh, little cars for paying over the odds on fuel. I'll continue to fill up at the supermarket then.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ They do have a pull-back motor function mind you, not just your bog standard little cars (and they are Ferraris).

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By in United Kingdom,

@KingDave and @Huw, the pull-back function IS appealing but i've never been a petrol head so Ferrari or Fiat i've never been bothered by cars!

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By in Australia,

In Australia, these were available a few months ago.
If you bought the expensive fuel, you got them for $5ea, otherwise, you could just buy them for $8, seperately.

I bought a couple - good fun..
It's amazing how small the pull-back mechanism is, in the main base unit. smidgen over 2 plates hight, yet enough power to send the cars flying 5+ metres!

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By in United States,

Wish we could get these here in the States, there's a Shell right next to my doctor's office. Plus, the station had considered adding hydrogen fuel as one of their offerings, but i don't know whether it panned out; saw one of those Chevy Equinox hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles there.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hmmm I would be interested, if it wasn't for a few things:

1. The only Shell garage near me is a rip-off (it's on a main trunk-road)
2. I never buy the high-octane fuel
3. The sets look tiny
4. I'm not a Ferrari fan

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By in Netherlands,

In Holland you could buy them without any problem. So I bought them when they came out. Later on I got some extra bags from friends and colleagues. Never seen the Pit crew though.

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By in United Kingdom,

FWIW the time I accidentally filled up in the expensive fuel I definitely got more mileage out of the tank, I can say that with absolute certainty and it was definitely a noticeable difference- I got a clear extra few days commute out of a full tank than I otherwise would (from 3 weeks to about 3 and a half weeks between fill ups- I only use that car for commuting, no other journeys in between), but whether it was enough to justify the extra cost I've no idea. I don't think there would have been much between it and economy fuel when you calculate the price per mile though and I guess it could vary depending on your car too.

I suspect if you're getting a free Lego set with it then it shouldn't be a big deal, at the end of the day even if you only got the same mileage it's only going to cost you what, £3 more for a full tank? I guess you have to ask if you're happy to pay at most £3 for the sets, but potentially nothing if the mileage improvement benefits work out. Besides, I think it said you only have to spend £30 so it's not like you even need a full tank of the stuff, so it shouldn't even cost you £3 if you're careful.

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By in Poland,

Xefan is right.
Here in Poland you had to fill 20 litres of gas to be able to purchase one bag. And with prices here like:
about 5,5 zloty for 1 litre (at Shell) = £1,1
10 zloty for set = £2
prices at other gas stations are a bit lower - 0,1 zl - than at Shell

it comes down to one polybag cost about 12-13 zl (about £2,5). Totally afordable. And soon those sets became available at Polish peer of eBay - allegro.pl for 15 zl (£3). So no problem with getting these even if Shell is not around you.

Expect that in UK! Great little sets.
Cheers!

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By in United Kingdom,

Aint it marvellous , there are no shell garages left in n.ireland , :(

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By in Denmark,

"The pit crew" is all stickers. Even the minifigs are with stickers. It really sucks!

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By in Hungary,

In Hungary all sets were available all time through the promotion (for 2 months). It was not required to buy the expensive fuel to get one, buying the simple 95 made you eligible as well. The pit crew was available when buying something in the shop for more than ~4 EUR or you could get them for Smart points. The price of each car was 700 HUF (=approx 3 EUR).

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By in United Kingdom,

still got mine from when they came out before ther are good
it is a pity they dont do different cars because ferraris are not
my first 2nd or 3rd choice car in fact they were not in my top
ten

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By in Belgium,

@ icey :
It was exactly the same with the whole range of the Lego Ferrari 'big' sets - all figs ,even simple crew members, where with stickers! Shumi, Kimi or Massa in the set 8672 were also different from other minifigs only by putting right stickers on them :( => Already that time it sucked !!!

@ ThisAndThat :
In Poland the sales conditions of those sets were mostly the same as in Hungary like VAG said.
For those who bought at least 20l of the premium fuels (V-Power Nitro+ petrol or diesel) one car was for 4,99 zloty (aprox 1,25 EUR or even less).
From the other hand for those refuelling normal FuelSave gas/diesel at least 20l, the price was twice higher, like you've said, for 9,99ZL for each car (aprox 2,5 EUR).

Normally, refuelling that amount of petrol allows you to buy only ONE car whatever the quality of fuel it was (that was officialy stated in many brochures, on the Shell web site etc etc) but in practice there wasn't any limit, at least in my case.

First time when I was refuelling more or less 60l of normal gas, I bought 12 cars for 9,99PL each for me and my son.
There wasn't any questions why so many or whatever because I paid a full price for them.

I don't know and I'm not much sure if I could do this if taking Premium V-Power fuel and willing to buy 12cars at the price of ~5PL for each one. They could maybe refuse it! Or only sell first one or two for the smallest price.
By the way, the first Lego car was stated on my Shell station voucher together with the total amount for the fuel but for the others 11 Lego cars they gived me another voucher. Strange, isn't it?

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By in Belgium,

For the Lego Ferrari CREW MEMBERS minifigs, at least in Poland, there were 3 different ways to get them:

1 ) First buying something in the Shell gas station SHOP for minimum 20ZL (~5 EUR), excepting fuel, cigarettes or others tobacco products and recharging (phones) cards. ONLY THEN we were eligible to buy the set for 10PL (~2,5EUR).

I didn't ask if buying my Lego cars would be consider already as the action required for that :-)).

2 ) For the members of the CLUBSMART Shell Program, exchange them for 890 points.
They didn't mention if we should buy something in the gas station shop like in 1)???

3 ) For the members of the CLUBSMART PREMIUM Shell Program (ancient V-POWER CLUB) exchange them for 690 points.

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