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August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by legitimatealex » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:53 pm

There are just a few deals mentioned on the calendar they were passing out at the store so I thought I'd take some crummy pictures with my cell phone and post them here :P Like I have a real camera...

First, here is an overall shot.

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The big deal here with the coupon is 50% off the Build A Mini 3 Pack with a $50+ purchase. It's $10 regularly so its $5 off.

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The August monthly build will be a duck (how quaint). Too bad we're probably too old for this and I don't have any children to exploit (perhaps I could borrow my niece).

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HERO Factory available August 1st in stores.

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Also note that there is a sale on two $10 sets between the 23 and 26 of August. It is the gas station and the home building set. They will be $5 each during this time.

At the top of the page it also mentions VIP members getting an extra 50 VIP points when they purchase the LEGO Airport set from online or in store. That's half of the 100 pt requirement for a free $5 so if you're planning on purchasing that set, might as well wait for the first week of August.

I don't know if this has been posted anywhere else yet. I hope not.

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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by Eddy976 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:10 pm

Lego being cheap with the coupons now. No more freebies.. The Build A Mini 3 Pack was free back in february. Sure we spend half the amount but its still a better deal when we can get it for free with $100 purchase.

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Post by vynsane » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:26 pm

Eddy976 wrote:Sure we spend half the amount but its still a better deal when we can get it for free with $100 purchase.
How is $100 a better deal than $55? Take it another way: If you spend only $10 more this time around, you get twice as many minifigures.

$100 in February = 3 minis

$110 in August = 6 minis

Any way you slice it, it's a better deal in August. Just because something is "free" (with purchase...) doesn't necessarily mean it's a good deal.
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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by natelite » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:34 am

i'll take 50% off the building sets! good as stocking stuffers...

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Post by legitimatealex » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:49 am

They're also some pretty cute sets. I have the house one and it comes with some fun pieces and 2 minifigs for $10, and the price per piece is way lower than other sets, mostly because they're just regular bricks. They also have light blue and lime green pieces mixed in there which I like : )
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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by Eddy976 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:32 am

vynsane wrote:
Eddy976 wrote:Sure we spend half the amount but its still a better deal when we can get it for free with $100 purchase.
How is $100 a better deal than $55? Take it another way: If you spend only $10 more this time around, you get twice as many minifigures.

$100 in February = 3 minis

$110 in August = 6 minis

Any way you slice it, it's a better deal in August. Just because something is "free" (with purchase...) doesn't necessarily mean it's a good deal.
Oops, didn't know what I was thinking. My bad. ;)

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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by clock4me » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:49 am

This calendar should be for Canada too I assume?

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Post by legitimatealex » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:51 pm

I wouldn't see why not.
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Post by Toys N Bricks » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Thanks to Flickr user TooMuchDew for the high resolution.

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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by gunoz » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:32 am

Eddy976 wrote:
vynsane wrote:
Eddy976 wrote:Sure we spend half the amount but its still a better deal when we can get it for free with $100 purchase.
How is $100 a better deal than $55? Take it another way: If you spend only $10 more this time around, you get twice as many minifigures.

$100 in February = 3 minis

$110 in August = 6 minis

Any way you slice it, it's a better deal in August. Just because something is "free" (with purchase...) doesn't necessarily mean it's a good deal.
Oops, didn't know what I was thinking. My bad. ;)
Actually it's pretty much even since the minifigure 3 pack costs $10, so

$110 in February = $110 in August = 6 minis :lol:

It just makes it a bit easier this time around since the minimum you need to buy is $50.

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Post by vynsane » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:47 pm

gunoz wrote:Actually it's pretty much even since the minifigure 3 pack costs $10, so

$110 in February = $110 in August = 6 minis :lol:

It just makes it a bit easier this time around since the minimum you need to buy is $50.
Well, yeah, that's what happens when you cut the deal in half. 50% on one side = 50% on the other side.

1/2 = 2/4 = 4/8 = 8/16 (I could do this all day, literally).

Anyway, 'easier' is an understatement. It makes it CHEAPER, which is, obviously, better.
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Post by ThunderFighter » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:40 am

Are the figures cheap quality like magnets?

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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by vynsane » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:43 am

No, the build-a-minifigure station is filled with standard figure parts, usually from TOWN/CITY sets, but we've seen PIRATES and now CASLE/ninja figure pieces as well. I also saw one guy on flickr who found a bunch of Harry Potter pieces and black fedoras!

Also, an interesting thing to note: It's not necessarily 3 full minififgures, it's $10 for 15 pieces. So if you don't want/need torsos or legs, you could buy 5 heads, 5 hats, and 5 accessories, or any combination thereof.
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Post by legitimatealex » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:29 pm

vynsane wrote: Also, an interesting thing to note: It's not necessarily 3 full minififgures, it's $10 for 15 pieces. So if you don't want/need torsos or legs, you could buy 5 heads, 5 hats, and 5 accessories, or any combination thereof.
Yeah but then the people at the checkout think that you're some kind of sadist.

Also heck yeah I landed one of those black fedoras.
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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by calvinwashere2 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:31 pm

legitimatealex wrote:
vynsane wrote: Also, an interesting thing to note: It's not necessarily 3 full minififgures, it's $10 for 15 pieces. So if you don't want/need torsos or legs, you could buy 5 heads, 5 hats, and 5 accessories, or any combination thereof.
Yeah but then the people at the checkout think that you're some kind of sadist.

Also heck yeah I landed one of those black fedoras.
Are black fedoras special or something? I once got several from a grab bag. I thought it would make a good gangster diorama MOC someday. :lol:

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Post by vynsane » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:11 pm

They're relatively rare, as they only came in the Indiana Jones set 'Shanghai Chase'.
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Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Post by natelite » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:43 am

thought i would ask this here...anyone has a copy of the sept calendar? care to scan and highlight the items/activities for that month?

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Post by Transformers2 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:08 pm

natelite wrote:thought i would ask this here...anyone has a copy of the sept calendar? care to scan and highlight the items/activities for that month?
Repeat that. I would like to see next month's calendar too.

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