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21021 - Marina Bay Sands and 21057 - Singapore Architecture sets.


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Why would LEGO choose to manufacture and sell sets for this building?  Are such things part of a marketing deal?  I'm guessing all or most of the buildings in the architecture series are in the public domain, i.e. LEGO does not need to pay a fee for the rights to recreate or do some sort of profit sharing deal or some such thing that might go along with a STAR WARS set.  Did LEGO pay Marina Bay Sands to do this or did or did the casino/hotel owner pay LEGO?

 

I ask these questions because for most of the world this building is unknown.  Let me admit I am an architect and I think the buildings the casino industry buildings are horrible.  I don't want this one, but as a fun, futuristic set for a buildings it's kind of fun (like for kids....I still think its crap.)  

 

This LEGO set is a much better object than the actual building.

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I noticed the box for the new Marina Bay Sands set has a "Limited Edition" tag on it and I've read on some EBay listings that it was a limited release in Asia.

 

Can anyone clear this up for me?  I'd like to buy it but would rather buy it at a normal price if it's going to be released in the US.  If it's a limited release I might consider coughing up the dough on EBay/BrickLink.

 

I've never used BrickLink though...

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Bricklink it and make a reproduction nameplate.

 

I could...But then I wouldn't have the box, or the manual...Or the complete Architecture series! :P

 

Yeah, I'm one of those "completionists" your mother warns you about.

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Looks to be limited. I mentioned this set about a week or two ago. I just recently paid $200 and now they are close to $300. They are only available in the actual hotel'a gift shop and in parts of Asia(Singapore and Sourh Korea).

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I'm sorry.....that's gotta be rough in the Lego world.

 

That's why I took a blood oath to only complete the Architecture series.  As much as I'd like to start another one I just CAN'T.  I know I wouldn't survive it.

 

The worst part is the next theme I wanted to complete was the CUUSOO series.  Could you imagine having to buy the "Shinkai" submersible?  There IS one on EBay right now...

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There are a few on bricklink just under $200. If you really want it act fast, its only going to be more.

I'm tempted to buy a few on bricklink and toss them on ebay.

Check the shipping. Most are overseas and are charging $40 to ship.

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That's why I took a blood oath to only complete the Architecture series.  As much as I'd like to start another one I just CAN'T.  I know I wouldn't survive it.

 

The worst part is the next theme I wanted to complete was the CUUSOO series.  Could you imagine having to buy the "Shinkai" submersible?  There IS one on EBay right now...

There are 5 on ebay right now......it has jumped quite a bit in the last 1.5 years since Cuusoo fever hit.
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Also as a side note, if anyone wanted to Bricklink the set, you can buy the name plate. There are 2 listed on Bricklink at the moment for $17ish. Tempted to buy them myself, there are those rare parts in existence worth a pretty penny. Maybe these will end up 1 of them. 

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