LEGO The Simpsons™ House £179.99
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LEGO The Simpsons™ House £179.99

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Posted 6th Feb 2014
Build The Simpsons™ House with detachable roof, modular design, car with dent, the famous family couch, 6 minifigures and so much more!

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Expected ship date 5 Mar 2014
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Ha ha how ace does that look!
So so cool. But well too expensive
hoodr40

Ha ha how ace does that look!


About £30 of ace.

£180 for lego? Takin the p*** but muppets must paying these sort of prices for it.
Wow this is now OOS! At RRP? There will be deals on this but I guess people can't wait!
Amazing...
DrJogalog

About £30 of ace.£180 for lego? Takin the p*** but muppets must paying t … About £30 of ace.£180 for lego? Takin the p*** but muppets must paying these sort of prices for it.



Judgemental, much?
It's £340 on Amazon

This kit has just been released so wait a few months and it'll reduce
it looks amazing x
DrJogalog

About £30 of ace.£180 for lego? Takin the p*** but muppets must paying t … About £30 of ace.£180 for lego? Takin the p*** but muppets must paying these sort of prices for it.



Congratulations! You are this Lego thread's obligatory "cor blimey you're maaaad payin' that much for a loada bleedin' plastic!" poster. Incidentally, if you were to invest in one of these sets today at £180, keep it sealed and put it away safely, you'd almost certainly be able to sell it for twice that much three or four years from now. Not that I'm advocating that of course; just pointing out that scoffing at anyone spending large sums of money on Lego isn't necessarily quite as clever as you might think.

As for this deal, it's neither hot nor cold from me as £180 is the RRP. Admittedly as a Lego Shop exclusive it's unlikely to drop in price significantly any time soon (if ever), but it would probably at least be worth waiting until March as I gather there'll be double VIP points (at least £15's worth as opposed to the £5's worth if you were to buy it right now), plus there's a rare new Marvel Super Heroes polybag minifigure being given away with purchases in March - much better than the Lego Movie one you can get at the moment.
jerellis1

Congratulations! You are this Lego thread's obligatory "cor blimey … Congratulations! You are this Lego thread's obligatory "cor blimey you're maaaad payin' that much for a loada bleedin' plastic!" poster.


Piffle. And how much are Lego paying you?

Modern lego won't make you rich, they make too many, and there's too many muppets stuffing them in the attic while their kids get cheapo to play with.

The Simpsons™ House measures over 9” (23cm) high, 16” (42cm) wide and 9” ( … The Simpsons™ House measures over 9” (23cm) high, 16” (42cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep


This IS ludicrously overpriced, to take advantage of said muppets. Good Move, Lego

AND the price WILL come down. So this is a pretty average deal.

Edited by: "Quadrille" 7th Feb 2014
Quadrille

Piffle.Modern lego won't make you rich, they make too many, and there's … Piffle.Modern lego won't make you rich, they make too many, and there's too many muppets stuffing them in the attic while their kids get cheapo to play with.This IS ludicrously overpriced, to take advantage of said muppets. Good Move, Lego ;)AND the price WILL come down. So this is a pretty average deal.



the price very, very rarely comes down in these larger sets. Most lego collectors see these as investments with guaranteed price increases. older batman sets do 10 times plus their original value.
This does seem overpriced but, if you are buying to sell in the futute, this is a guaranteed money maker.
As said previously. neither hot or cold, this is RRP.
I want this !
haggisdaddy

this is a guaranteed money maker.



Brave words. Good Luck.
A lot of the Lego exclusives are finding there way out to Argos / John Lewis etc after a year or so - and then are discounted, so wouldn't rule out a discount on this of 33%-50% if it happens.

Too many people putting sets aside now, so you have to be very lucky to get the right set at the right price to get the decent investment - I've a whole loft full of the stuff for my 2 boys presents over the coming years and only maybe one or two sets have really jumped in price and are now worth considerably more. Those that I expected to increase in value would probably sell for more than the rrp but once eBay, PayPal and postage costs comes into it, there's not much of a profit and so my kids will be getting lots of nice sets instead!

Would certainly wait for a decent Lego promotion to save 10% or more - get the right poly bag promo as well and that could get you £20+ on eBay. So cold from me - this is a deals website, if I posted a full price McLaren car link does that make it a deal? Certainly not available anywhere else and guaranteed to increase in price...


This is RRP. Not a hot deal.
It's this price in the lego store and already available in The Arndale ,Manchester.
I really want this, but I'm going to see if it does reduce in price.

Keep it in the loft? But how will you be able to recreate your favourite Simpsons moments?!
That is so cool I want 1
Just realised the house opens up
Simpsons, T-shirts, Keyrings, Video Games & Books next they will be making a bloody film
Lego sets do go up in value but there is always the danger of a better redone version of the set at a later date, but the same is also true that the old set could be superior. RRP though at this price and still available in stores, cool set and wouldnt be the most expensive lego set I've ever purchased, the Ewok village is cheaper and is more of a temptation at the mo. Nyub Nyub.
tunafuturwarfare

the Ewok village is cheaper



Is that so, care to enlighten us as to where we can pick this up for less than £179.99?
People make a fair bit of money on the secondary Lego market (especially on Star Wars sets). Just ask those who still have a UCS millennium falcon,or a Cloud City Boba.
lucyferror

So so cool. But well too expensive



For those who think this is over priced - it is huge when constructed and is over 2,500 pieces.
Quadrille

Piffle.



"Piffle"? Did you actually type that? Presumably you're one of those people who also goes around saying "huzzah!" and "gadzooks!"

Here's a tip for you: try to avoid barging in and labelling everyone in the room as a "muppet" instead of engaging in a rational discussion like an adult - you'll be the only one who looks bad when you take that kind of attitude.

Just ask those who still have a UCS millennium falcon,or a Cloud City … Just ask those who still have a UCS millennium falcon,or a Cloud City Boba.



And with hindsight, we'd all have bought several of these and stored - but not many did 10 years ago, hence the huge prices they go for now. Nowadays, everyone is buying sets and putting them in the loft. You might get a decent return if you pick the right sets and wait another 10 years, but the key to making money on current Lego sets in the next couple of years is to buy when they are heavily reduced - this one is still rrp.

I usually pay less than 60% rrp for Lego, unless it's a set that I think I must have for the boys and I doubt I'll find it reduced during it's run.

For those who think this is over priced - it is huge when constructed and … For those who think this is over priced - it is huge when constructed and is over 2,500 pieces.



The Technic Unimog was just over 2000 pieces and has been as lower than £105 - by that idea of pricing, the Simpsons House at 2500 pieces should be around £122 to buy at some point... (_;)



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caterham7

Too many people putting sets aside now, so you have to be very lucky to … Too many people putting sets aside now, so you have to be very lucky to get the right set at the right price to get the decent investment - I've a whole loft full of the stuff for my 2 boys presents over the coming years and only maybe one or two sets have really jumped in price and are now worth considerably more. Those that I expected to increase in value would probably sell for more than the rrp but once eBay, PayPal and postage costs comes into it, there's not much of a profit and so my kids will be getting lots of nice sets instead!Would certainly wait for a decent Lego promotion to save 10% or more - get the right poly bag promo as well and that could get you £20+ on eBay. So cold from me - this is a deals website, if I posted a full price McLaren car link does that make it a deal? Certainly not available anywhere else and guaranteed to increase in price...



Fire Brigade was retired about 2 months ago after being available for about 5 years. Look at the prices people are paying for it now. Even with many investment sets held.
wow this "deal" has certainly brought out the Lego geeks.
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caterham7

The Technic Unimog was just over 2000 pieces and has been as lower than … The Technic Unimog was just over 2000 pieces and has been as lower than £105 - by that idea of pricing, the Simpsons House at 2500 pieces should be around £122 to buy at some point... (_;)



The unimog also contained almost 400 technic pins in those 2000 parts and zero minifigures.

Although, for the Simpsons, the minifigs will be redone in the CMF line out in a few months, hopefully with eyes looking forward and probably without Flanders.
Edited by: "deleted256362" 7th Feb 2014
RRP. Cold
Fire Brigade does seem to be hit and miss when you check out the actual sales, not the current asking prices. Some sales on eBay at £140 and just over - after eBay and Paypal fees and postage for normal people (not those set up as businesses), they'll be getting back rrp, so not an investment, but ok if you've built it for fun and sell once you've done so. Some seem to have sold at £225 - not sure if they are to be believed, did the buyer then cancel? Several BIN unsold at £130 / £135 etc recently, why would people buy at £175 or £225 if it's available at £135 (hence me wondering if those sales were legit)?

I would think that the module sets like that would be the ones to invest in, as they are not made or purchased in huge numbers or by the majority of Lego fans, even with a 5 year sale span. If someone has just started collecting to make a street scene, then buying a few retired sets at twice the rrp is to be expected and probably part of the fun for them - and the buyer probably is well beyond child age, so has the money to do so. These are the sets that investors should be looking at, not the Simpsons or the majority of the other mass produced sets, although even these sets like the Fire Brigade are still incredibly unlikely to ever reach the same % increase that the UCS MFalcon now experiences.

So if you see the Simpsons set with a decent reduction below rrp, or with good polybag (eg VW Camper - sold mine for just under £25 after all fees and postage - it's a nice set and would have liked to have kept it, but the cash then bought the huge Lego Police Station 7498 for £24.50 for my son last year from ASDA), then buy it - or maybe in a couple of years time if it's looking like going out of production - but at this point in time, it's full rrp and not worth purchasing (so not a deal).

And keep an eye out for it appearing in other shops in the future (and on discount) - John Lewis / Argos / Toysrus are the usual ones that seem to get the exclusives after a year or so.



Edited by: "caterham7" 7th Feb 2014
Join Lego's VIP club, wait until March and you'll get 10% back in VIP points. It's only a matter of time before this set is widely discounted.
piffle
Egads!
Looks like a great set! - Not a deal however
Lego is a toy and should be played with by kids (big or little). Not stored in dust, air and soundproof containers in the chance they might go up in price to make a measly £30. If they were bought as toys and used, the prices wouldn't be exaggerated and would just be worth what they are as bits of tacky plastic. Lego marketing people quite obviously know who is buying this stuff and exaggerate the prices because they can.

My kids like lego and Simpsons but even they would know not to pay these stupid prices.
jerellis1

try to avoid barging in and labelling everyone in the room as a "muppet" … try to avoid barging in and labelling everyone in the room as a "muppet" instead of engaging in a rational discussion like an adult



I called muppets muppets. No-one else.
If the cap fits - must be a very big cap - then wear it.
And if there's growing up to do, start by reading your own posts, you just might learn. But I doubt it.
Quadrille

I called muppets muppets. No-one else.If the cap fits - must be a very … I called muppets muppets. No-one else.If the cap fits - must be a very big cap - then wear it.And if there's growing up to do, start by reading your own posts, you just might learn. But I doubt it.



I honestly don't understand most of what you just wrote. But it sounds like piffle.
Hey colleagues

Lego is more than 'tacky plastic' look into the history of the business, the Simpsons set is fantastic and will be worth a mint in time. So it should be, most toys increase in value over time why is this wrong to invest? Beats buying gold nuggets!
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