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by autobrick
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Stolen/missing minifigures from online order? (Toys R Us Can
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

Re: Stolen/missing minifigures from online order? (Toys R Us

I've busy recently so replying slipped my mind but I ended up returning the set via post (TRU sent a label). Apparently the missing packing slip was not a problem. I guess the lesson here is to always double check your sets as soon as you get them, although I'm sure buying direct from Lego S@H is sa...
by autobrick
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Stolen/missing minifigures from online order? (Toys R Us Can
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

Stolen/missing minifigures from online order? (Toys R Us Can

Hello all, Last week I placed an order for Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown (76005) at the Toys R Us Canada website during the sale last week ( link to thread ), which finally arrived today. The first thing that struck me was that the shipping label wasn't stuck on properly, but I didn't think much ...
by autobrick
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: LEGO Themes & LEGO Reviews
Topic: LEGO City Toy Fair Report
Replies: 13
Views: 12742

Re: LEGO City Toy Fair Report

I was really looking forward to 60080 Space Port because I missed the 10213 Shuttle Adventure, but $120 (which will likely be $150 Canadian) is way too expensive. I can understand how larger molds might drive up the price, but that price just feels obscene. Now I doubly regret missing out on 10213. ...
by autobrick
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Amazon Canada Now has a Toy Department (with LEGO)
Replies: 13
Views: 4580

Re: Amazon Canada Now has a Toy Department (with LEGO)

It took them long enough.

Hopefully the two new major competitors (Target and Amazon.ca) will make the upcoming holiday season a good one for Canadians.
by autobrick
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Minecraft @ S@H - in stock.
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Re: Minecraft @ S@H - in stock.

I don't really understand the appeal of this set (and I've played Minecraft for a while). Apart from the the printed Steve/Creeper, there really isn't anything for me that could justify the price tag. I guess most of these are going to the truly hardcore Minecraft fans? Anyways, if you want it, this...
by autobrick
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Lego Shop@home Ripping off Canadians
Replies: 37
Views: 7288

Re: Lego Shop@home Ripping off Canadians

Canada is a highly regulated country extremely high operating costs, like most of Western Europe, while the United States is the complete opposite. It enjoys significantly more consumer freedom, less taxes, less regulation, cheap energy and more competition. That makes consumer goods cheap. If you ...
by autobrick
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Maersk Train: Retires soon?
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: Maersk Train: Retires soon?

It may just be a temporary shortage; my (Canadian) 2012 Holiday Catalogue that I received a couple of days ago has has the Maersk Train on page 6.
by autobrick
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: [US/CA] LEGO Promotions for September 2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3004

Re: [US/CA] LEGO Promotions for September 2012

CDN has VAT built right in, USD does not, sales tax has to be added to that $179 figure. Nope, prices in Canada almost never include taxes (fuel is the only exception I can think of right now). In Ontario, the Haunted House would cost $199.99 + 13% tax for a total of $225.99. I really hope the Haun...
by autobrick
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: New Catalogue
Replies: 44
Views: 2994

Re: New Catalogue

Legobrandon wrote:
YemonYime wrote:Okay, got the LotR cover catalog, but...um...where is this coupon you speak of?
You only get a 10% off coupon if you live within a specific radius from a LEGO store.
And if you live in the United States.
by autobrick
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: LEGO Themes & LEGO Reviews
Topic: LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House
Replies: 42
Views: 9915

Re: LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House

I think this set is simply excellent. The exterior looks great (those zombie heads on the pillars are definitely going to swapped out to create a zombie army) and while the interior could use a bit more furnishing to be perfect, it's nothing that can't be fixed. The selection of minifigs is great as...
by autobrick
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: LEGO Contests
Topic: [Contest] LEGO Superheroes Movie Maker App
Replies: 50
Views: 18594

Re: [Contest] LEGO Superheroes Movie Maker App

I just tried the App, and even for something that is targeting children, it feels pretty bare-bones. One suggestion (in addition to what everybody else has said) is to add support for more than one piece of music per video. I do like the 'onion peel' tool, which superimposes the previously shot fram...
by autobrick
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: LEGO Creations & IDEAS
Topic: [MOC] Ambulance (Type III)
Replies: 17
Views: 3956

Re: [MOC] Ambulance (Type III)

This is a great rendition of an ambulance, spacysmoke!

Definitely supported on Cuusoo.
by autobrick
Mon May 07, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: CDN vs USD - Is Toys r Us overpriced in the US?
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: CDN vs USD - Is Toys r Us overpriced in the US?

Thanks for the input.. So Amazon France doesn't have huge shipping charges? I didn't know B&N shipped to Canada. What about their shipping - wouldn't those costs negate the money you save on the actual LEGO? I've bought other stuff from the US before online, only to be slammed with like a $40 custo...
by autobrick
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: [CAN] Collectible Minifigures spotted at Walmart
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: [CAN] Collectible Minifigures spotted at Walmart

Finally! Been itching to get my mitts on those space marines!
by autobrick
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Exclusive TC-14 and Hulk Minifigs!
Replies: 31
Views: 4775

Re: Exclusive TC-14 and Hulk Minifigs!

A side from the earlier finds from some shady sellers has there been any more release information on next weeks "May the Fourth" Promotional deals other than the buy $$$ and get an exclusive TC-14 or Hulk minifig? I've read somewhere there is going to be free shipping for the month, but I think tha...
by autobrick
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: New TRU Superheroes, Friends, City polybags
Replies: 55
Views: 6314

Re: New TRU Superheroes, Friends, City polybags

I think $4.99 is a perfectly reasonable price. You get a licensed minifigure (worth nearly $10 on the secondary market) and 30 odd parts. I guess there's no pleasing some people.

I wonder whether this will come to Canada. Maybe a 30% chance.
by autobrick
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: What sets are in your "backlog" to be built?
Replies: 28
Views: 3573

Re: What sets are in your "backlog" to be built?

In the five weeks since I've posted, I've gone on a bit of building binge and have built everything save for the modular buildings and a couple of $130 sets. Those are the ones I can't build due to a lack of display/storage space. I find it's kind of like reading a book; I felt like there just wasn'...
by autobrick
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: LEGO Contests
Topic: [Raffle Entry] 51-200 Posts for Mia's Skateboard
Replies: 21
Views: 5227

Re: [Raffle Entry] 51-200 Posts for Mia's Skateboard

I contribute here quite often.
by autobrick
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: [US/CAN] May 2012 LEGO Store Calendar
Replies: 17
Views: 5562

Re: [US/CAN] May 2012 LEGO Store Calendar

So no mention of free shipping... I guess I will have to head in-store to pick up those exclusive minifigs (unless it mysteriously pops up like it has before).

The exclusive Mini Lego Store is simply lovely. I definitely agree that it is far superior to the mostly generic minifig sets.
by autobrick
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Exclusive TC-14 and Hulk Minifigs!
Replies: 31
Views: 4775

Re: Exclusive TC-14 and Hulk Minifigs!

I agree with tensor; I wager the chrome TC-14 is going to be very popular (like the 2011 Holiday sets) and will be quickly snapped up. The same, to a lesser extent goes for the Hulk fig; the Super Heroes theme is also very popular. If we really have to spend $75 on Lego Star Wars for TC-14 (sometime...