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    2012 LEGO Creator 7291 6914 6911

    Update: Picture for the other 2012 LEGO Creator set – LEGO Mini Sports Car #6910 can be found at Brickset.

    Three more LEGO Creator 2012 set pictures have been revealed at ToysRUs.com. Thanks to forum member JabbaT for the news.

    LEGO Street Rebel #7291 ($19.99)

    LEGO Prehistoric Hunters #6914 ($14.99)

    LEGO Mini Fire Rescue #6911 ($5.99)

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    Update: Forum member fouzie from the Indonesia reports getting charged by brokerage fees.

    Forum member ricefields has received his LEGO order from Amazon France and there’s some good news to report on brokerage fees and customs! The bad news is that you may get a damaged LEGO box because of the amount of shipping travel.

    LEGO Cargo Train €109,45 Listed Price

    • After 16.4% Tax Discount: €91,15
    • Shipping: €10,59
    • Total in Euro:  €102,1
    • Total in CAD/USD: ~$140.89 (reg.$239.99)
    • Thats 41% off in savings for Canada or 23% off for US!

    No Brokerage Fees

    We can now 100% confirmed there will be no additional brokerage fees for Canada as Canada Post (not UPS, Purolator, etc) is the carrier that takes over packages from Amazon France. This probably applies to other countries as well.

    Customs/Taxes

    Forum member ricefields also did not get charged by customs/taxes. The customs/taxes could be luck, but even if they did charge it, the deals at Amazon are still worth it because we get  16.4% Euro tax discount on all of their items already. This will pretty much pay back for Canadian Customs (i.e 13% for Ontario, 12% for BC, 5% for Alberta) if they do decide to charge it. Customs aren’t that bad as it is the same tax we all pay when buying LEGO or other goods from our local retailers.

    Now that the worries regarding brokerage fees/customs are out of the way, you can start shopping for great deals from the Amazon France’s LEGO Bestsellers List!

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    If you cannot reach LEGO Shop at Home Customer Service, please be aware that they are not ignoring you. After a heavy storm in Connecticut, electricity has been down. The State’s goal is to restore power by midnight Sunday, but that goal may not be reached. LEGO Customer Service Center (for USA and Canada) is located in Connecticut. As a result, they can’t answer your emails or phone calls at this point in time. Your order will still go through online so you do not need to worry about that. Thanks to Stephanie for letting us know.

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    2012 LEGO Ninjago Booster Packs & Spinners

    I don’t know how popular these LEGO Ninjago Booster Packs or Spinners are considering there’s only a few LEGO pieces, cards and minifigures. This morning, another picture of these LEGO Ninjago Booster Packs and Spinners have been revealed. It looks like this LEGO 9558 Training Set has a bit more pieces so thats definately a good sign.

    If you missed out seeing the other LEGO Ninjago 2012 Spinners and Booster Pack pictures earlier last month, forum member akunthita has written an article about all of them on her blog at theBrickBlogger.

    LEGO Ninjago Training Set (9558)

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    The LEGO Group has sent us the following press release earlier this morning. Its unfortunate, but it looks like the LEGO Universe Online Mutiplayer Game will be shutting down on January 31st, 2012.

    LEGO Universe Video Game (55000)

    LEGO Universe Massively Multiplayer Online Game

    November 4, 2011 – The LEGO Group today announced that it will close LEGO® Universe, an MMOG (massively-multiplayer online game) that has been in operation since the autumn of 2010.

    In spite of very positive player feedback and a large number of players in the free play zone, it has not been possible to convert a satisfactory number of players to paying subscribers. It has therefore been decided to close the game as of January 31, 2012.

    “The LEGO Universe team can take pride in having developed and launched a great LEGO experience that many players will miss,” said Jesper Vilstrup, Vice President, LEGO Universe. “Right now, we have almost 2 million players in LEGO Universe, and we get extremely positive feedback from players. Unfortunately, we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game.”

    Despite the change, the ambition to develop and run a digital business remains. In future, it is the intention to further pursue cooperation with partners. The LEGO Group has a strong and continuing partnership with TT Games & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to create digital LEGO experiences within video games. A further expansion in the digital area will mainly be based on similar partnerships.

    “The development of our digital offerings continues to be a very important element in our strategy,” said Mads Nipper, Executive Vice President, LEGO Group. “We have more than 20 million visitors on www.LEGO.com every month, and LEGO video games are among the bestselling children’s video games with sales of more than 60 million units in the last five years. Through our experience developing and running LEGO Universe, we have gained a lot of valuable insights, and we have a very strong foundation for future development in the digital area.”

    As a consequence of the closure, the LEGO Universe staff has today been informed that the ‘Play Well Studios’ in Louisville, Colorado and the game’s marketing function in Billund, Denmark will be closed. This will affect 115 employees. All affected employees will be offered assistance in finding new jobs inside or outside the LEGO Group.

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