LEGO Amazon price drops incl. Catwoman Chase for £9.07 @ Amazon (Prime) (Non Prime add £3.99-£4.75 P&P)
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LEGO Amazon price drops incl. Catwoman Chase for £9.07 @ Amazon (Prime) (Non Prime add £3.99-£4.75 P&P)

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Found 14th MarEdited by:"suzboobs"
There have been some good reductions in various LEGO sets on Amazon for prime members. For instance

70902 Catwoman Catacycyle Chase down to 8.91
60138 High Speed Chase down to 15.99
60173 Mountain Arrest down to 27.99
60180 Monster Truck down to 11.99
60107 Fire Ladder Truck down to 13.99

And loads more, best to have a browse or look specifically at the item you're after.
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Edited by: "dsided" 14th Mar
LEGO is in a bit of a pickle at the moment, and is dumping stock cheaply in an effort to pull in some cash and improve their trading position.

Anyone who considers LEGO to be an "investment" may be in for a bit of a shock .........

From the FT:

Everything is not awesome at Lego. The Danish toymaker last year suffered its first fall in sales and profits since 2004. Revenues dropped by 8 per cent to DKr35bn ($5.8bn) in 2017 while operating profit declined by 16 per cent to DKr10.4bn from a year earlier. The results underscore how Lego is facing its biggest test since the privately owned maker of plastic bricks came close to financial collapse in 2003-04. Still, the world’s most profitable toymaker, Lego said its aim was to stabilise its business this year. It tried to put a gloss on last year’s results by saying much of the decline in revenues was due to a “clean-up of inventories”. It added that global sales were flat and ended the year on an upwards trend.

Link: ft.com/con…b80
cb-uk7 m ago

LEGO is in a bit of a pickle at the moment, and is dumping stock cheaply …LEGO is in a bit of a pickle at the moment, and is dumping stock cheaply in an effort to pull in some cash and improve their trading position.Anyone who considers LEGO to be an "investment" may be in for a bit of a shock ......... ;)From the FT: Everything is not awesome at Lego. The Danish toymaker last year suffered its first fall in sales and profits since 2004. Revenues dropped by 8 per cent to DKr35bn ($5.8bn) in 2017 while operating profit declined by 16 per cent to DKr10.4bn from a year earlier. The results underscore how Lego is facing its biggest test since the privately owned maker of plastic bricks came close to financial collapse in 2003-04. Still, the world’s most profitable toymaker, Lego said its aim was to stabilise its business this year. It tried to put a gloss on last year’s results by saying much of the decline in revenues was due to a “clean-up of inventories”. It added that global sales were flat and ended the year on an upwards trend.Link: https://www.ft.com/content/816b1756-2113-11e8-9efc-0cd3483b8b80


since when is over €1.5 billion operating profit is a company in trouble? 🤔
Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff sets,so expect to see some sets disappear much faster in future.
malm12 m ago

Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff …Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff sets,so expect to see some sets disappear much faster in future.



Remember, the value of your LEGO investment can go down as well as plumet!

cb-uk24 m ago

LEGO is in a bit of a pickle at the moment, and is dumping stock cheaply …LEGO is in a bit of a pickle at the moment, and is dumping stock cheaply in an effort to pull in some cash and improve their trading position.Anyone who considers LEGO to be an "investment" may be in for a bit of a shock ......... ;)From the FT: Everything is not awesome at Lego. The Danish toymaker last year suffered its first fall in sales and profits since 2004. Revenues dropped by 8 per cent to DKr35bn ($5.8bn) in 2017 while operating profit declined by 16 per cent to DKr10.4bn from a year earlier. The results underscore how Lego is facing its biggest test since the privately owned maker of plastic bricks came close to financial collapse in 2003-04. Still, the world’s most profitable toymaker, Lego said its aim was to stabilise its business this year. It tried to put a gloss on last year’s results by saying much of the decline in revenues was due to a “clean-up of inventories”. It added that global sales were flat and ended the year on an upwards trend.Link: https://www.ft.com/content/816b1756-2113-11e8-9efc-0cd3483b8b80



Net profit for 2017 was DKK 7.8 billion ( ~ $1.3billon) - yeah, that's some pickle!
LEGO is still an excellent investment - just need to pick the right sets.
Catwoman Chase is NOT one of them.
malm4 h, 15 m ago

Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff …Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff sets,so expect to see some sets disappear much faster in future.


After managing a large toy store for 6+ years, I can reassure you that Lego deliberately underproduced to create demand. You could place orders with them and most of your orders will have tons missing. Lego never has enough stock for the companies who buy Lego from them like John Lewis, Argos, Toy stores etc. Very rarely did I receive everything I ordered when ordering for the toy shop, and we have to order about 6 months in advance at sometimes. They also make it clear that products stocks are assigned to different stores/brands depending on sizes and money they take. So you’re fully aware that each product is limited and spread across all the companies who sell Lego.

Also, Lego are a horrible company to deal with in business and retail. Most people like my selves who have dealt with them in terms of buying for stores, Christmas stock a year in advance etc will tell you Lego have awful customer service for business issues and are just generally awful.

Say this, Lego was still our most profitable product but we only ever received 50%-60% of the products we ordered.

I am also a huge fan of their products but I know as someone who dealt with them from a retail store buying from them that they do not care about businesses, they do not care about letting companies down or costing them loss of profits when they suddenly only send you a fraction of the products you ordered and that they do not care less if you threaten to stop buying from them. I wish it wasn’t true but it is. I haven’t been in that work for the last two years so stuff could’ve changed but I doubt it.

But like I said, I love the products and they are great for children and creativity and even someone like myself enjoys a huge set to build. I’ve not dealt with the public customer side of customer support but I wonder if they’re just as unhelpful as they are for businesses.
if anything is hurting their sales it's the high prices personally my boys build the set once and then it's forgotten as with 90% of physical toys. the only things that are good value gift wise tend to be ipads/pc/phone as they well def be used enough to justify their high price tags.
Even cheaper now - £8.92 😊
Not sure about this post, it’s just a link to Amazon Lego section, bit lazy
malm9 h, 38 m ago

Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff …Overproduction is their number one culprit not to mention some naff sets,so expect to see some sets disappear much faster in future.




Tbh managing sales demand on such scale for limited life products is pretty much impossible. you can make assumptions on previous sale, sales penetration, pre orders etc. Or it can be stores pre orders making mistakes themselves.
As for naff sets - well considering you are not a 2.5yo girl or 7yo boy, you are not the target audience for all the themes and sets, aren't you?
AnnaMak35 m ago

Tbh managing sales demand on such scale for limited life products is …Tbh managing sales demand on such scale for limited life products is pretty much impossible. you can make assumptions on previous sale, sales penetration, pre orders etc. Or it can be stores pre orders making mistakes themselves. As for naff sets - well considering you are not a 2.5yo girl or 7yo boy, you are not the target audience for all the themes and sets, aren't you?


Well what I used to do when running a large busy store was order a low quantity of an item and if it sold order more not exactly Rocket Science, I would imagine they could use this basic principle to avoid overproducing unwanted sets.
Or even ask my kids as they seem to have a better idea of what will be a seller or a waste.
malm10 m ago

Well what I used to do when running a large busy store was order a low …Well what I used to do when running a large busy store was order a low quantity of an item and if it sold order more not exactly Rocket Science, I would imagine they could use this basic principle to avoid overproducing unwanted sets.Or even ask my kids as they seem to have a better idea of what will be a seller or a waste.


Yeah managing a store is one thing.
Managing a whole production is another.
I am pretty sure they can't just run a 20 boxes run because Tom Dick or Harry asked for them lol
Productions are planned, lines need to be cleaned, packaging materials ordered, raw materials, moulds, min quantities met, shipping time etc.
Decent price for the bike and minifigs. This set appears to have performed really badly as they were giving it away free before Christmas.
cb-uk13 h, 46 m ago

Remember, the value of your LEGO investment can go down as well as plumet! …Remember, the value of your LEGO investment can go down as well as plumet!


About like gold
Even cheaper now - £8.89 (56% off!)
£8.88! Reducing by pennies every minute! Will wait until it's free
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