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Lego city Sets 29.97 (YMMV, seen at Burlington location)

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[Costco] Lego city Sets 29.97 (YMMV, seen at Burlington location)

Hopefully not posted yet, I saw these Lego Sets at the Burlington location for 29.97
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This HOT? Need an expert opinion. Anyone got a guy? Saw this at my local costco as well.
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b0ne wrote: This HOT? Need an expert opinion. Anyone got a guy? Saw this at my local costco as well.
Just checking the first one with space thingy, it's $50 at Toys R us.
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b0ne wrote: This HOT? Need an expert opinion. Anyone got a guy? Saw this at my local costco as well.
regular price is $50, so a good discount if those sets interest you
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I usually go with 10¢/piece or less. So I didn't find these sets particularly good value before and still don't now.

Like this was $60 recently: https://www.costco.ca/.product.2020797.html

Or this $49: https://www.costco.ca/.product.2231129.html

Even that I'd say good not awesome deal.
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$50 is ridiculous for the space one

$30 for space one is 11 cents per piece pre tax which is decent
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I'd agree these sets were ridiculously priced - $50 for 275 pieces, that prob takes less than 30 minutes to build.

And with Lego's upcoming price increases I think people are going to think twice about dropping cash on some of their sets.
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dillybravo wrote: I usually go with 10¢/piece or less. So I didn't find these sets particularly good value before and still don't now.

Like this was $60 recently: https://www.costco.ca/.product.2020797.html

Or this $49: https://www.costco.ca/.product.2231129.html

Even that I'd say good not awesome deal.
The $0.10 price point doesn't always work when there are sets with physically larger pieces like this one. The creator sets you linked often have a bunch of smaller pieces and no figures, so they often have a higher piece count.

I think the only way to judge these sets is based on the discount off MSRP. This one is 40% off MSRP with the clearance price, so it's a pretty good deal. But I don't think it's meant to keep the attention of an adult, this one is more for younger kids.
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TrevorK wrote: The $0.10 price point doesn't always work when there are sets with physically larger pieces like this one. The creator sets you linked often have a bunch of smaller pieces and no figures, so they often have a higher piece count.
It's true, but I am trying to maximize build time (= how long my kid is kept busy with it), not maximum amount of material. Or interesting/unique pieces.

I assume generally the more pieces the longer it takes to build. Perhaps even better if they're small, fiddly ones heh.
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dillybravo wrote: It's true, but I am trying to maximize build time (= how long my kid is kept busy with it), not maximum amount of material. Or interesting/unique pieces.

I assume generally the more pieces the longer it takes to build. Perhaps even better if they're small, fiddly ones heh.
Honestly, it doesn't make that much difference, like 30 mins vs 40 mins build. I buy the set based on kids' interest, not the piece count.
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dillybravo wrote: It's true, but I am trying to maximize build time (= how long my kid is kept busy with it), not maximum amount of material. Or interesting/unique pieces.

I assume generally the more pieces the longer it takes to build. Perhaps even better if they're small, fiddly ones heh.
Lol, fair enough!

I always though the Lego Creator sets were awesome for that because you can build multiple things from the one set. It seems like way more build time. Our son just never really got into them compared to the other product lines, I'm not sure why. Star Wars must be too enticing lol.
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dillybravo wrote: It's true, but I am trying to maximize build time (= how long my kid is kept busy with it), not maximum amount of material. Or interesting/unique pieces.

I assume generally the more pieces the longer it takes to build. Perhaps even better if they're small, fiddly ones heh.
This is why I like the creator 3-in-1, because my son likes to build, break and build something else. The big sets with one build are just a pain because they really aren't designed to be taken apart all the time, and if they are too big, it's too much to go from 6 separate bags of stuff on the first build to one giant pile on subsequent re-builds. So many "I need help finding a piece!" call outs while he does that.

Other kids like to make a set and play with it, and if your kid is like that, then you want the set that will keep them interested the longest and $/piece matters way less.

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