Harry Potter sets available for pre-orderPosted by Huw, 15 Sep 2010 16:19The Burrow4840-1 Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince 2010 ©2010 LEGO GroupThe six Harry Potter sets can now be pre-ordered from LEGOshop.com in the UK for shipment by 1st October. 17 comments on this article By Matthew in United Kingdom, 15 Sep 2010 17:08Yay Harry Potter sets. Although what with CMs I'm a bit short of pocket right now but my Birthday's on the 25th and Harry Potter and Last years city are top of my list!!! But why now though at 10 pm UK time??? And have you noticed it's still the Order of the Phoenix icon on the themes page from 2007? I thought they'd have a new one. These are ridiculously priced though. I mean 9.99 GBP for Freeing Dobby, They're having a laugh, the only special part is the elf head. By Pulpdiction in United Kingdom, 15 Sep 2010 17:22Ha ha , you said it, that over 13p per peice, and most are only small pieces, the Quidditch is even worse, OK 5 mini figs but only about 120 pieces and most of them are tiny. By goldfish in United Kingdom, 15 Sep 2010 17:30At the risk of sounding a little obtrusive, I think anybody pre-ordering these sets is making a poor call. These will be absolutely all over in the run up to xmas, and I am pretty confident that there will be some deal to be had at Toys r us or the like, with the added bonus you can hand choose a nice crisp box and avoid mail posting. The only possible consideration for ordering direct would be the VIP points, but again it might be best waiting, as I think there may be some double points offerings coming in October. By Matthew in United Kingdom, 15 Sep 2010 17:34@goldfish I'm not pre-ordering but even if I was buying them myself I would go to a shop. No magnets or keyrings online yet. (See Legoland Post) By DrDaveWatford in United Kingdom, 15 Sep 2010 18:53I'm with Goldfish - I predict that these sets will be massively discounted by Amazon and probably others within a couple of months of launch, so if you can bear to wait you'll probably save yourself a fortune. By Darthblaker74744 in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 02:45yeay i may get mine from amazon then By DrDaveWatford in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 07:04Strange that it's possible to preorder these Harry Potter sets but not any of the other upcoming sets such as Tower Bridge. By ensign_dave in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 13:45I was bitten last Christmas with the Battle of Endoor sets selling out. Not this time - I've bought all Harry Potter sets today (and got to choose the boxes) from Legoland Windsor. They are amazing and I must admit - not over priced. Got 10% off too for being an annual pass holder!PS - they also had both calendars and last years Xmas Toy shop set in stock. By Firox 5000 in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 15:27I want them all , better start saving. By ensign_dave in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 16:21OMG - just clicked on the link and the price comparison to what we pay in the UK is unbelieveable!Hagrids Hut = US $39.99. UK £39.99. Exchange rate = £25.59 in the USHogwarts Express = US$79.99. UK £79.99. Exchange rate = £51.20 in the USHogwarts Castle = US$129.99. UK £99.99. Exchange rate = £83.18 in the USThe Burrow = US$59.99. UK £59.99. Exchange rate = £38.39 in the USQuidditch Match = US$19.99. UK £19.99. Exchange rate = £12.79 in the USMASSIVE savings to be had if you buy in the US (and Europe too - change the country on the lego website).WHY IS IT THAT THE UK GET RIPPED OFF BY LEGO!?ANYONE - PLEASE EXPLAIN AS I'M ABOUT TO STOP BECOMING AN AFOL AT THESE OVER PRICED ITEMS IN PRINCIPLE! By Huw in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 16:33Make sure you buy them before January otherwise they'll be even more expensive once VAT goes up :-) By Matthew in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 16:40FAO ensign_dave and everyoneDoes anyone know if you can order on the US site with the cheap prices and get it shipped to the UK? By ensign_dave in United Kingdom, 16 Sep 2010 17:06@LegoCoastGuard - The lego site (and Amazon) don't ship to the UK. I tried in the past when I found out the new lego slave 1 was £79.99 and also US $79.99!LEGO RIP OFF THE UK - And I don't know why!?!?!?!? By renesisx in United States, 16 Sep 2010 18:59Everything is a rip off in the UK, Lego is just following the crowd.Don't forget though, that US prices exclude sales tax. It's not hugely easy to avoid sales tax on Lego in the USA as most of the online retailers also have physical stores, which means they have to charge sales tax even on web sales. Amazon is the exception here. So, unless you live in Delaware you're typically looking to add up to 10% onto the US prices.Lego stores sell at the MSRP, but most other physical stores here sell ABOVE the RRP, which is very rare in the UK.Still, even with that, you're getting totally screwed.Plus, I've found since moving from UK to USA that coupons are the norm here, so I rarely pay retail. I just paid $18 in Borders a few minutes ago for Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter. About 11 quid compared to the 25 quid you guys have to pay. By Legoguy29 in United States, 17 Sep 2010 00:42ensign_dave: if you buy them here at TRU, you're gonna pay a pretty nasty markup for a few. They added $20 to the castle, $10 to the burrowsvand express. By aquafreak125 in United Kingdom, 17 Sep 2010 02:59Luckily I'm going to the US this December, which means I'll be able to buy all the HP sets chaper...prices in the UK are outrageous! And as if that isnt enough...shops such as "The Entertainer" have all the sets priced at least £5 more! By meccanotwitch in United Kingdom, 17 Sep 2010 03:38Its the same old story, if people are willing to pay these hyped up prices, then Lego will keep charging them. Unless I can get the HP sets at a greatly reduced price, I will stay clear. Sorry Lego! Commenting has ended on this article.