Forma kits arriving in UK next week; slight delay in the US

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If you backed LEGO Forma on Indegogo you should receive an email soon stating that they've begun to ship to UK backers and they should start to arrive next week.

Because some components were produced in Europe, shipping to the USA will take a little longer: you'll have to wait until the first week of February.

We'll review them as soon as we have them in our hands although we won't be able to influence your purchasing decisions, it's too late for that: they can no longer be ordered...

34 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Can't wait to see them and start building. They look so cool and will be sitting on my desk at work. One very interesting idea from Lego.

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By in United States,

They're delayed in the US!?!?!?! I sense an Mandr rant...

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By in Netherlands,

European backers? That thing was (to my annoyance) only available in the UK (and the US) if I remember correctly.

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By in United States,

Sadly, I waited too long and they sold out the day I was going to purchase the Super Box. I'll still be glad to see reviews though!

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By in Croatia,

@HUW Just wondering,I havent backed this (i am 13) and i love this sets will they going to be available in LEGO stores?

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By in United States,

actually the email i've received from them specifically mentions UK backers, not European. the skins are produced in Europe, however.

i'll be pleasantly surprised when my order arrives ^_^

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By in United Kingdom,

Less than a week to go!! Can't wait.

I hope the success of the campaign means LEGO will put the sets out on general release soon; at least before the scalpers get too fat from eBay.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to receiving mine and deciding where to display it!

For those that missed out, I'm sure they will be appearing on the secondary market soon. On the list of backers you can see some people bought multiple sets, one name I saw had around a dozen sets!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah yes of course , I forgot they were US and UK only. Thanks.

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By in United States,

I think these sets are awesome...I just wish that LEGO would widely release it to everyone. At the very least they could make it an exclusive item for LEGO Stores and [email protected] However, it's great to see them trying out something new!

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By in United Kingdom,

I will be glad when it arrives.... if only to stop the constant barrage of up-date emails from them. Mind you, next thing will be another 20 emails from them wanting feedback.

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By in Netherlands,

Scalper prices incoming in three, two, one, ...

Still interested in seeing these reviewed (as in built instead of sold)!

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By in United States,

Sad that they are delayed in the US. Nonetheless, I am super excited to get my copy of LEGO Forma in February!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Bricklunch I'm with you there.... I am excited about building them and glad I "crowd funded" but they don't half go on.... some people like to get involved some don't. I did download a colour it in yourself Skin mind..... for my Daughter...... Its like anything you buy once 100 emails a year asking you to buy another........

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By in United States,

I guess I didn’t understand the appeal. But to each their own.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can’t wait to build my wiggly shark

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By in United Kingdom,

@Lego34: I didn't even notice the download skin to colour in - Unsurprisingly I had stopped reading their emails. That will learn me!

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By in United States,

Wait these weren’t going to be available from Lego at a later date? If I had known that I would have tried to get the super box sooner, now I’ll just have to find it on eBay or Bricklink.

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By in United States,

@GoldenNinja3000:
Then you'll really be mad to know that they dialed back the number on offer. None of the kits, to my knowledge, even sold 50% of what was originally up for grabs, and everything that was left on tap was completely sold out several days before the campaign wrapped up. I'm sure lots of people were showing up late in the campaign only to see "Sold Out" signs plastered over everything they wanted, and it makes me wonder just how many more they could have sold if they hadn't tried to make it appear more successful than it really was.

@legopraetorian13114:
That we know of, this specific batch of sets will not be released outside of this campaign, though they hinted at the possibility of more sets of this type being produced if this one did well enough. But we don't really know if it did "well enough". It did quite a bit over the stated goal to go into production, but because they shorted the available number of kits it also didn't sell nearly as many as they appeared to be hoping for. As for building your own, they did release all four of the skins in downloadable PDF format. The skins and pins are the only unique elements in these sets. All the rest is very basic Technic. So, one option is to just get the PDF files, print them, carefully trim the skins with scissors (maybe laminate them first to make them more durable if you want), and figure out an alternative pin to use instead of trying to buy the ones they made just for Forma. My guess is the easiest option would be to use the half-pin and give them more of a flange by attaching 1x1 round tiles to the studs. There's zero scalpers involved, very low overall cost, and you can experiment as much as you want with the Ink Koi without impacting the overall worldwide supply of those skins.

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By in United States,

Delayed in the US?

That's fishy.

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By in United Kingdom,

I never ordered them cause i did not have enough to buy them so i canny get them ever apart from secondry market that’s dumb

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By in Canada,

I don't really understand LEGO's strategy with this theme. I guess its a trial thing? I would have loved to buy a box of these. However living in the wrong place excluded me from the opportunity.

Anyone have any idea if this is just a one off or is it something they will possibly expanding on in some way or other?

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By in Germany,

Delayed in the US? Sorry to hear.

Take solace in that they are delayed in Germany even longer.
Hang on, ...
Smeg.
;-)

I take it there aren't any exclusive pieces, save for the printed bits? So making ones own shouldn't be too hard, and with even more design choices too.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just had a text from DHL saying mine's being delivered tomorrow

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By in United Kingdom,

#MeToo!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah got email saying tomorrow. Can't wait.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ohhhh! Thanks for the info. I just got an email from DHL talking about a LEGO delivery, which confused me greatly! I couldn't work out if it was eBay, Amazon, [email protected]

Perhaps I buy too much LEGO.

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By in United Kingdom,

What's this? A fish? It doesn't really look much like Lego. I can't say I'm disappointed to have missed this.

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By in United States,

@tallblocktoo:
I've been running the numbers on this. There were a total of 15,000 kits up for grabs. The largest group was the Superkits, which had the Koi set plus all three alternate skins. The smallest, of course, were just loose skins. In total, here's what they appear to have sold:

3964 Superkits
2110 Koi sets
295 Shark skins
160 Ink Koi skins
145 Splash Koi skins

If you break down all of the Superkits, this breaks down to:
18,566 total sets
6074 total Koi sets
4259 total Shark skins
4124 total Ink Koi skins
4109 total Splash Koi skins

They only offered 15,000 backer kits, and I don't remember the original Superkit/Koi/Skin breakdown, but figure that if at least half of those were Superkits, the total number of sets would have been close to 40,000. But, while we know that the minimum threshold for shipping this project was a mere 500 skins (the cheapest option offered, but which counted the same as a Superkit as far as the target goal was concerned), we don't really know where after that this switches from, "Ruled a failure, but we'll ship you what we promised," to, "We're already getting started on the next project." My gut feeling is this did well enough that we'll see at least a second project, but if that one doesn't yield some better results, a third Forma project might be a long shot. Consider that with only 6674 kits claimed (with some backers buying in for more than one kit), they're still well short of the threshold to send an Ideas project to the review stage.

@AustinPowers:
No, besides the four different skins (which even the three Koi skins appear to be cut differently), there's also a new Technic pin to hold them on. The new pin has no hole in the end, and I think it has a wider head so the skin is less likely to pull right off. Supposedly the skin packs come with a full set of pins, and not just the Koi set, so even someone who just bought a skin pack should be able to source all of the parts necessary to build the frame exactly as it appears in the instructions.

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By in United Kingdom,

Mixed news folks........ For the UK'ers Mine has just arrived..... I was taken aback as I'm expecting a Lego.com parcel and this was in the Lego.com parcel box. (I dont know why but I thought even though it was backed by Lego this would be independent. Makes sense to use their already established delivery system though. The mixed news is there is a Delivery note saying your invoice should arrive in the next 5 working days...... I am hoping that that is just a receipt rather than a demand for cash. Does anyone remember how much each option was.......? I got all 4 ...."superkit" ?

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By in United Kingdom,

Mine has arrived too - koi and shark skin.

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By in United Kingdom,

I normally savour sets, often building them in parts (one bag at a time) but not this.... One Koi Carp on Display... Excellent. I won't spoil any reviews but I would just say... in your excitement.... read the instructions :-) I managed to put all the fins on wrong.... and don't keep twisting the handle as you go to see what bit turns what it gets rather stuck half way. Excellent kit... more Lego than I thought...... trying to resist the 2nd skin before ive had this at least a few days..... The skins do contain 31-33 pcs so look to have a complete set of pins.... thus keeping each skin a one time pin insert (unless you are me and put one skin on wrong twice)...... Enjoy.

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By in United Kingdom,

people have already got them on ebay @ £200-£300 each!

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By in United States,

@Lego34s:
Prices are still listed on the Indiegogo page, but keep in mind that payment was actually collected when you backed the project. Shipping was stated as being included in the price of the kits. Invoices can be, but are not necessarily bills. If payment has already been made, it's basically just a fancy receipt.

Also, they mentioned somewhere that all the skin packs come with a complete set of the new pins required to fasten the skin, so the skin packs contain all of the frame parts from the Koi set that aren't plentiful on the secondary market.

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