FF:NZ Lego shop at home...

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I know it's coming here eventually (LEGO shop @ home, that is), but I want access to this Blockade Runner NOW :(

    (Not that I could afford it at the moment...)

    10018 Darth Maul
    1,860 pieces, $149.99
    Jedi, beware - Darth Maul lives again in this striking bust, perfect for display in your home. The Dark Lord of the Sith makes a menacing model and a great addition to any Star Wars collection. Highly detailed and realistic, this Darth Maul bust stands over 43cm tall.

    10019 Rebel Blockade Runner
    1,748 pieces, $199.99
    Slipping through an Imperial blockade is almost impossible - unless you're flying the Rebel Blockade Runner! With more than 1,700 pieces, this Corellian corvette model is so detailed and realistic you'll be ready to launch your own covert mission against the Empire. Built to scale, the Rebel Blockade Runner measures 71cm x 28cm x 17cm and features LEGO bricks in an all-new colour - dark red. Add this amazing model to your classic Star Wars collection.

    These two sets will be available for pre-order NEXT WEEK. Monday by phone and on the net by the end of the week. These are LEGO Shop at Home EXCLUSIVES that will be available to every country with Shop at Home service. A special thank you to Brad Justus for providing FBTB.net with this announcement. And I'll tell you, these models will NOT disappoint - we'll have pics sometime next week!


    Images at FBTB

    <drool>

  2. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    from this lugnet post;
    http://news.lugnet.com/loc/nz/?n=123

    We read;
    As far as I know Shop @ Home is now available in some countries around the
    world and the latest plan has Australia and NZ as being onboard before the
    end of 2001.

    Regards,
    Steven Pensini
    LEGO Australia Pty Ltd


    Fingers crossed!

  3. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    What I want is a little lego Darth Vader. On the lego website, they've got the figures by themselves, in three packs, but they don't release them in NZ.
  4. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    I bet no one has a lego Radiant VII.
    I love lego, so easy to make custom models ;)
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Kit twrote;
    >>What I want is a little lego Darth Vader. On the lego website, they've got the figures by themselves, in three packs, but they don't release them in NZ. <<

    I got some friend in the US to send over those 3 different minifig packs. And I also got a 2nd Vader in the Y-Wing / Vader's Tie set (but I'm not willing to part with one, I'm sorry)

    Anyway, next year there will be cheap sets available (under NZ$20) with Vader, in NZ.

    (Check out the 2002 sets in the upcoming set descriptions on fbtb.net)

  6. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    that fbtb page wont load for me, oh well. I guess i'd just be drooling if it did.

    I got the lego ATST for my birthday, love the wee chewie figure. scout troopers are cool too!

    I'm planning on making a lego star destroyer, trouble is I need lots of grey bits and theyre all tied up in a huge castle, I made it about 5 years ago and cant bring myself to smash it.
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Here's some direct links to the images to cut-&-paste. Maybe these will load for you?

    http://www.fbtb.net/novucs/RBR1.jpg
    http://www.fbtb.net/novucs/RBR2.jpg
    http://www.fbtb.net/novucs/RBR3.jpg
    http://www.fbtb.net/novucs/darthmaul1.jpg
    http://www.fbtb.net/novucs/darthmaul2.jpg

  8. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    dont worry I finally got into the site.
    The blockade runner is awesome! Ithink the maul bust looks a bit funny though.
  9. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    oooo I can't wait for the final duel sets. I can finally have a multi-trilogy show down between Luke, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, the Emperor, and of course, Jar Jar :) and we all know who's going to triumph, don't we???
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://www.sigmainstitute.com/ws/news_images/jarjar.jpg]

    Meesa?
  11. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    For those interested in the Lego, I stumbled across this website recently: BrickBay.

    You can buy/search for complete sets or just parts from anywhere in the world (although some don't ship internationally).

    I had a quick look, but could find any Darth Vaders - at least not complete, I did find a head. :)

    There's even a two New Zealand places listed.

    I can't say how trustworthy any of them are though.
  12. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Awww, what a cute picture of Jar Jar! And he just looks like he's saying Meesa too. Awwwwww.

    Thanks for the site, Buzz, one for my bookmarks.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Good news at FBTB.net's forums (well, I think I read a while back NZ gets "Lego shop @ home" same time as Aussie);

    http://pub82.ezboard.com/fthefbtbcommunityfrm1.showMessage?topicID=228.topic

    I was told by Brad Justus himself (who in a nutshell is the guy who oversees the shop.LEGO.com service) that the Aussies WILL HAVE service BEFORE the holidays, which means it is coming up in the next couple of months.

    So just be patient, and you'll be able to order it yourself
  14. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    speaking of lego parts, anyone have a spare red radar dish? need one for my republic cruiser.
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    YAHOOOOOOO!

    Posted today at the http://www.fbtb.net news page;

    Shop @ Home in Australia
    10.02.01 Tim

    As announced late last week at LUGNET, shop.LEGO.com services will be available to Australia and New Zealand starting this Thursday the 4th. Plans are to bring phone service to these two countries in the future. So there you go, now the Aussies can get their minifig sets and 10018 and 10019 . . .



  16. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    does this mean your gonna get the Corevtte or the Darth Maul statue?!
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Def. not getting the Maul bust. I'd love the Blockadee Runner, but I'll have to wait to see the price.

    I have more pressing uses for $500+ than buying little plastic bricks, sadly.

    Nice to know the option is there though, should I come into some money or something.

    Anyway, there will be lots of other smaller sets that are hard to find in shops that will become available. I just wonder if they will be any cheaper through shop.lego.com than at NZ retail.



  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    :)

    NZ Shop at home now up!

    http://shop.lego.com/default.asp

    Blockade runner is NZ$395 (cf. US$200, in the US Shop @ home section).

    Maul sculpture is NZ$296

    2 Star Wars Minifig packs can be purchased.

    Prices are about the same as regular retail, but it's nice to have the range at your fingertips. (Though no b-wing, which I can't find in shops anymore either).
  19. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    H and J's has got a b-wing cant remeber the price thought
  20. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I vaguely remember seeing a B-wing somewhere not too long ago, but I can't recall where. :(

    It might have been the Newmarket Toyworld, they seem to have quite a collection of the big sets - must be some rich people around there.

    I'll keep an eye out in future shop visits.


    It's good to have the NZ shop online, but who's donating to me all the money to pay for this Lego. :p
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Don't bother looking for a b-wing on my belalf - I think I'll try & save up for the Corvette.

    Funny how the Corvette has 1748 pieces, and is $35 odd bucks cheaper than the UCS X-wing which has 1304 pieces.

    I guess the price difference has to do with the direct-to-consumer-only method of purchase.

    And Kitt - the 3 pack with Vader is available for NZ$13 (also has Maul & Emperor), it's in the "Episode I" section, not the classic section though.

  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'm blind. There is a b-wing at shop.lego.com!
  23. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I was just about to post a message to say the B-wing was there. :)

    It's a pity that the prices are still so expensive though. :(

    The website also seems to be painfully slow at updating the screen in my version of Netscape (I haven't tried Explorer yet).


    BTW: Those "Gungan Patrol" packs are only $20 at the Warehouse at the moment.
  24. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    What's the shipping like? I'd imagine that would be pretty expensive too.
  25. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    you don't want to know :(

    for orders under nz$50, postage is... NZ$70

    for orders over nz$300, postage is NZ$120

    The rates vary for orders between $50 & 300

    How ridiculous.

    A 3 minifig pack will cost you NZ$82.95

    There's only one delivey option, "express", but next year they will offer other methods. I hope one is cheap-as surface mail, cause there's no way on earth I can get anything under that pricing structure!
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