LEGO ideas 21309 NASA APPOLO Saturn V £109.99 @ John Lewis early release
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LEGO ideas 21309 NASA APPOLO Saturn V £109.99 @ John Lewis early release

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Found 26th May 2017
John lewis are selling this kit early. Doesnt get released until 1st june on lego website.
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Thanks. Ordered - glad to get this. Was worried that it sell out.
Better to get fro. Lego store..vip points and maybe a free gift
Ordered. Good find. True about the VIP points, but I needed something to do this weekend!!
Thanks, ordered! Happy I can build it this weekend
Ordered, cheers OP been looking forward to this.
hope its not going to be a John Lewis exclusive.
malm

hope its not going to be a John Lewis exclusive.



​I doubt it - previous Ideas sets haven't been. JL released the Caterham set early too but other retailers eventually had it.
Good luck with the state of the box you get. Everything seems to be sent in plastic mailers lately.
Thanks!
pashazade

Thanks. Ordered - glad to get this. Was worried that it sell out.



This won't sell out, it's LEGO remember
cheesefactortoys

This won't sell out, it's LEGO remember



​Agreed. I suspect it will go on back order quite quickly following release, but it will be back in stock again within a week or two.
Are they likely to have this in store as well?
I'll wait for the superior Lepin version
powerbrick

I'll wait for the superior Lepin version


AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA no.
Great spot. Ordered 2 of these! One to build, one as a future earner
funkeymunkey

AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA no.


errr, yes.
powerbrick

errr, yes.


umm, no.
Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in price.

I say that as someone with a reasonable amount of Lepin - mainly old UCS Star Wars sets - so I'm not one of the frothing-at-the-mouth Lepin-haters.....
LurkingLawyer

Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in … Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in price. I say that as someone with a reasonable amount of Lepin - mainly old UCS Star Wars sets - so I'm not one of the frothing-at-the-mouth Lepin-haters.....



Are they different? Looking at the Death star on the web, it looks pretty much identical to the official lego kit
LurkingLawyer

Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in … Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in price. I say that as someone with a reasonable amount of Lepin - mainly old UCS Star Wars sets - so I'm not one of the frothing-at-the-mouth Lepin-haters.....




Should a lurking lawyer really be buying IP infringing counterfeit product that wouldn't legally sell in the UK? The bticks are decent quality, same cannot be said of the minifigs.
cblanc

Are they different? Looking at the Death star on the web, it looks pretty … Are they different? Looking at the Death star on the web, it looks pretty much identical to the official lego kit



​To all intents and purposes, identical. The manual is changed, for copyright purposes, but the pieces and method of construction are the same.
@monkeyhanger75 To the extent that it's actionable at all, that's an issue for the seller not the buyer.

I'm flexible in my personal scruples about intellectual propery right infringement and take the view that as a multi-billion dollar turnover corporation, Lego Group is in enough to fight its own battles

With once exception, all the Lepin I own is discontinued sets anywau, so there's no loss to Lego Group or the owner of the licensed IP as far as I'm concerned. If I can buy it from Lego, I do. If I can't, a knock-off is fair game in my book :shrug:

I do agree about the mini fig quality. It's getting better but it's still not so high quality as the brick copies. Adequate though, unless you're a mini fig collector. I'm more into the vehicles.
Edited by: "LurkingLawyer" 26th May 2017
There goes its investment chances!
*Apollo
LurkingLawyer

Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in … Superior in what way? The only way it can conceivably be "better" is in price. I say that as someone with a reasonable amount of Lepin - mainly old UCS Star Wars sets - so I'm not one of the frothing-at-the-mouth Lepin-haters.....


Eco-friendly, less packaging, smaller manuals
LurkingLawyer

@monkeyhanger75 To the extent that it's actionable at all, that's an … @monkeyhanger75 To the extent that it's actionable at all, that's an issue for the seller not the buyer. I'm flexible in my personal scruples about intellectual propery right infringement and take the view that as a multi-billion dollar turnover corporation, Lego Group is in enough to fight its own battles With once exception, all the Lepin I own is discontinued sets anywau, so there's no loss to Lego Group or the owner of the licensed IP as far as I'm concerned. If I can buy it from Lego, I do. If I can't, a knock-off is fair game in my book :shrug:I do agree about the mini fig quality. It's getting better but it's still not so high quality as the brick copies. Adequate though, unless you're a mini fig collector. I'm more into the vehicles.



​Exactly this.

I buy lego if it's available. If the lego set is retired then it is absolutely zero loss to lego when you buy the lepin set instead of a ridiculous over prised set from eBay.

If lego were concerned they wouldn't retire their sets. They'd keep them available on a reduced scale of a few thousand units a month.
xtrem3x

Exactly this. I buy lego if it's available. If the lego set is retired … Exactly this. I buy lego if it's available. If the lego set is retired then it is absolutely zero loss to lego when you buy the lepin set instead of a ridiculous over prised set from eBay. If lego were concerned they wouldn't retire their sets. They'd keep them available on a reduced scale of a few thousand units a month.


Would they still make money if they weren't mass produced? lego make 100+ sets a year. they don't have enough shelf space for all of them, and normal shops definitely won't, maybe they could have a top 5 or 3 sets of the year, which they'd keep on shelves for an extra year


Edited by: "Funky_DealFinder" 29th May 2017
funkeymunkey

Would they still make money if they weren't mass produced? lego make 100+ … Would they still make money if they weren't mass produced? lego make 100+ sets a year. they don't have enough shelf space for all of them, and normal shops definitely won't, maybe they could have a top 5 or 3 sets of the year, which they'd keep on shelves for an extra year



They have the warehouse space.

Instead of retiring a set they could make it exclusive to the online lego store ordered through a "back catalogue" section. Then once they have a certain number of orders (or set dates throughout the year) for any given set they dispatch them.

This would cut down orders of Lepin, Lego would still make the money and the fans could still order the sets they may have missed.
Back in stock online at John Lewis now!
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