The LEGO Group continues to deliver strong global sales growth. Existing lines such as LEGO City and LEGO Ninjago continues to be strong. Majority of the growth is attributed to the European and Asian markets. However, sales has been relatively flat year over year for the Americas region.
Key financial figures from the 2016 interim result:
- Revenue in the first half of 2016 increased by 10% compared with the same period last year measured in local currency (i.e. excluding the impact of foreign exchange rate changes).
- Revenue for the first half of 2016 increased by 11% in DKK to DKK 15,692m compared with DKK 14,142m for the same period last year.
- Operating profit (profit before financial items and tax) for the first half of 2016 was DKK 4,655m compared to DKK 4,607m for the first half of 2015, an increase of 1% year over year.
- Net profit for the first half of 2016 was DKK 3,489m compared with DKK 3,553m for the first half of 2015.
- Cash flow from operating activities was DKK 3,947m compared with DKK 4,349m during the first half of 2015.
You can read the full 2016 LEGO interim press release report here.
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Amazon America currently has LEGO City 60107 Fire Ladder Truck on sale for $16.71 (reg.$24.99). Savings work out to be 35% off. They also got LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana 75139 down to $43.19 (reg.$59.99) which works out to be 28% off.
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The old LEGO Harry Potter Video Games are being remastered for the Playstation 4 playform. The two classic games, LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 will be put onto 1 disc. This LEGO Harry Potter Collection PS4 game will be available October 18. (via Cinelinx)
From Warner Brothers:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games today announced the LEGO® Harry Potter™ Collection, bringing LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for the first time with both top-selling videogames remastered on one disc.
Launching on October 18, 2016 in North America, this compilation unites the creative prowess of LEGO® and the expansive world of Harry Potter, with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players young and old to enjoy. Gamers can experience the entire LEGO Harry Potter adventure featuring content from seven books and eight films, with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two downloadable content (DLC) packs. Sure to delight fans of J.K. Rowling’s ever-expanding Wizarding World, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection serves as a perfect gift for those eagerly anticipating the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | Europe/UK) has been advertising that they will be getting a new and updated website soon and as of today, their website has changed. The website is now easily accessible through your phone, tablet and computer.
Until September 20th,LEGO Shop at Home European countries have a special discount offer as well. You can find out more on their “explore now” new site link.
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We’ve seen most of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets already and now, here are the official images (courtesy of LEGO). These new 2016 LEGO Star Wars sets are expected to be released in October.
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75119 Sergeant Jyn Erso Buildable Figures
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75120 K-2SO Buildable Figures
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75121 Imperial Death Trooper Buildable Figures
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75153 AT-ST Walker
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75154 TIE Striker
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter
LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle
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Bricktober is in a month and Toys R Us has released a promotional events calendar showing what’s happening in October! Each week, there will be a new LEGO Bricktober Minifigure Pack which you can get for free when you spend $50 or more on LEGO construction sets. This Bricktober Minifigure promotion runs from October 2-29. From September 25 to October 1, there will be a free LEGO Star Wars gift when you spend $30 or more on LEGO Star Wars as well. Thanks to Jason from Brickvibe for sending in the calendar.
-Week 1: Musicians Minifigure Pack Bricktober 2016
-Week 2: Warrior Minifigure Pack Bricktober 2016
-Week 3: Athletes Minifigures Pack Bricktober 2016
-Week 4: Cops & Robbers Minifigures Pack Bricktober 2016
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Amazon America currently has LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village on sale for $224.99 (reg.$249.99. Savings work out to be 10% off. Other LEGO Star Wars sets have also been reduced at great prices as well.
-37% off – Imperial Assault Carrier $81.89 (reg.$129.99)
-31% off – Imperial Shuttle $69.29 (reg.$89.99)
-30% off – Commander Cody Buildable Figure $13.99 (reg.$19.99)
-29% off – General Grievous Buildable Figure $24.99 (reg.$34.99)
-28% off – Naboo Fighter $35.99 (reg.$49.99)
-28% off – First Order Snowspeeder $28.79 (reg.$39.99)
-28% off – Captain Phasma Buildable Figures $17.99 (reg.$24.99)
-28% off – Death Star Final Duel $57.59 (reg.$79.99)
-24% off – Carbon-Freezing Chamber $18.89 (reg.$24.99)
Battle Packs on sale
-29% off – Senate Commando Troopers Battle Pack $9.17 (reg.$12.99)
-24% off – Geonosis Troopers Battle Pack $9.89 (reg.$12.99)
-21% off – Imperial Troop Transport $10.25 (reg.$12.99)
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San Diego will be getting its second LEGO Brand Retail store soon! From September 16-18, they will be having its grand opening celebration. It is located at Westfield UTC Shopping Centre, San Diego. Address is 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.
You can help construct a LEGO Ninjago Jay Model from LEGO bricks and you’ll receive a certificate for helping out. In addition, if you are the first 400 customers each day to make a purchase, you can get a free exclusive item (below).
LEGO Store Grand Opening Promotions
- Friday, September 16: Free LEGO Backpack with a $50 purchase!
- Saturday, September 17: Free Limited-Edition LEGO Store Set with a $99 purchase!
- Sunday, September 18: Free Exclusive Minfigure Set with a $50 purchase!
Note that grand opening celebration promotional price thresholds have increased from prior grand opening celebrations. You can see what the gifts look like. Its interesting that they are now giving away a LEGO Backpack as well! Thanks to forum member grommom for the news and for providing images of the gifts.
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