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Thanks to everyone who's emailing me with news: Star Wars are now listed at LEGOshop.com in the UK... Series 2 minifigures are available at LEGOLAND Windsor, etc. etc.

Unfortunately (for you, anyway) I'm on vacation at the moment in Malta and it's far too hot to be indoors updating websites, so updates from me at least will be slow for a week or so. I expect the other contributors will keep you informed though.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as I get back!

36 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Any idea when the minifigures will be available in the U.S.???

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By in United Kingdom,

The lego star wars are now finally availible in the uk . The wampa,turbo tank and grievous starfighter seem reasonale value to me but Palpatines shuttle and slave I are over priced I think .

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By in Ireland,

Yay.Im going to legoland windsor next month.

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By in United Kingdom,

Have a great vacation Huw!

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By in United Kingdom,

Bought my Slave 1 at Toys R Us in Woking yesterday (they still have chrome Stormtroopers for purchases over £30).

Have a wonderful holiday in Malta.

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By in United States,

Can't wait for the new sets in the USA. Have a wonderful vacation!

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By in United States,

wish i was with you on vacation. anyhow, have a great time, relax and go have fun.

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By in United States,

Have a great vacation; don't bother working on the site when you can be outdoors on vacation!

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By in United Kingdom,

Anselthecat@ thats not to far away from me what did they have?

enjoy your hol huw

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By in United States,

Enjoy your vacation and time away from the computer.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi Redbullgivesuwind, I'm fairly sure they had all the new Star Wars sets, although the only one I was really interested in getting yesterday was 8097.

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By in United States,

So no news from the USA about anything?
Also, hey, is it me or do you take a LOT of vacations Huw?

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By in United Kingdom,

Enjoy the holiday Huw! You've got to do a night walk around Mdina - looks light a thousand multi-coloured lego bricks ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

enjoy Malta Huw , by the way has anyone been to Corfu,Greece and seen how much lego is their why is this???

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By in Canada,

weird the site has all the sets in the clone wars category.....half of them should be classic

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By in United States,

All star wars in toys r us new York. I hope around u.s.a. too

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By in United States,

oh wow it seems like you go on vacations a lot any way have a nice time

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By in United States,

Have a great vacation Huw!

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By in United States,

Have a great vacation Huw!

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By in Ireland,

Hooray more minifigures
Have a good holiday huw

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By in United Kingdom,

I want Slave 1, Mid-scale Destroyer, Grevious and the Wampa. That's about £200 I need to find now! Harry Potter and Tower Bridge later in the year.

Cad Thingamy's Speeder doesn't seem very good value, looks smaller than the Hoth Wampa, the X-Wing 6212 looks twice the size. Hope it goes on sale at some point then?

I also suspect that we are paying more in Blighty than our Yankee friends over the pond. When the range comes out there I will look at a currency converter.

Still, they do all look fantastic!

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By in United States,

For all those in US/Canada who are interested, looks like Lego updated release date for the Imperial Shuttle 10212. Now will be released on Aug 25th, a full week before the previous release date.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's a pretty safe bet that we'll end up paying quite a lot more that our U.S. cousins, although to be fair our Lego-loving brethren elsewhere will be hammered even harder than we are in the U.K.....

Some of the pricing is looking like 1:1 £:$ which is appalling given an exchange rate of around $1.50 to the pound.....!!

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By in United Kingdom,

In the Solihull Sears Retail Park Toys R Us (UK) they had some new Star Wars, but I didn't have time to see which ones.

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By in United States,

@DrDaveWatford - While the U.S. may end up paying less for some sets after currency conversion, Europe made out like bandits in regards to the overall availability of the Series 1 Minifigs as compared to us. While the U.S. seems to get a lot more sales, Europe has lately been getting most of the sets sooner. I'm going to call this a draw. :o)

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By in United Kingdom,

I would just like to point out that Legoland Windsor at the moment (16th July) DOES NOT have any Series 2 minifigs for sale. We're still selling down series 1. As soon as series 2 is in stock I will advise accordingly...

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By in United States,

I just ordered the clone turbo tank from toysrus!!!!:)

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By in United Kingdom,

anselthecat@ cheers gonna add to the old birthday list i think!

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By in United Kingdom,

I want all the sets , but that is going to be over £500 . I think i may wait for a sale for the overpriced ones e.g Slave I and possibly forget about the midi scale star destroyer .

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By in {Unknown country},

Was in Legoland today. Can't believe Slave 1 is 80 quid - especially when it is 80 dollars in the US! Doing the exchange rate on that it should be 52 quid.

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By in United Kingdom,

@everybody regarding those UK prices. I agree completely. The UK pricing is getting ridiculously close to 1:1 with $US, in some cases, level with and beyond it (Vaders Tie). I recommend all concerned write a stern email to Lego right now, expressing your dismay at the premium prices we are ALL being asked to pay. I'm serious! If we ALL do it, (US included) who knows, they make actually take notice at such a public response and actually claw back the price hikes for everyone, just to show they listened. I mean, nothing will ever change if you don't speak out.
The trouble for those in the UK (and other smaller countries) is the competition is stifled. For the UK, ToysRus only carry a limited range, and some of those items Argos (the other store) never has, whilst Lego themselves hold onto all the UCS sets. That's it, there are too many monopolies over certain items. Oh, maybe Tesco on the rare occasion that they can be bothered. There's just not enough competition and that's the problem. We're sitting ducks for ridiculous price hikes... before long it'll be cheaper to bypass the UK market altogether and buy from abroad. :o)

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the clarification billding -- someone must have sent me duff gen.

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By in United States,

The new obi wan starfighter is UCS 10215 99.99$ and will be released on nov 1st u can see a picture on toysnbricks

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By in United States,

I also heard the white boba fett will be given out at the comic con

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