I’m quite sure that this piece of news will not be received well, especially by fans who are still yet to have their hands on the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). Brick Fanatics have recently pointed out that the LEGO online store has confirmed that the famed set will no longer be available even until October 1, even if we’re just past three days since the worldwide initial VIP release of the Falcon last Thursday.
Here is the supposed statement from LEGO as reported by Brick Fanatics. Please do take note that for some reason, the following message does not appear in my LEGO shop@home account so I have no way of personally verifying it. Perhaps it can only be viewed by VIP members (which I do not have the privilege of being from where I am right now). I’m not really sure. I’ll appreciate a tip or two if you have the means of verifying this. Here’s what LEGO purportedly said:
LEGO® VIP Early Access was available for LEGO® VIP members on September 14th 2017. It’s proved to be so popular with fans that we’re currently out of stock.
75192 Millennium Falcon™ goes on sale from October 1st 2017, however due to the overwhelming success of our VIP Early Access, it will remain temporarily sold out.
We know our fans are keen to get their hands on this amazing new set and we’re working hard to make it available again as soon as we can. We don’t have an exact date yet, but keep an eye on the product page on our LEGO® Shop website for the latest information [emphasis added].
If you already have a Millennium Falcon™ on backorder, we’ll ship it to you as soon as more sets are available.
If the above statement is indeed true, then non-VIP members have nothing to expect on October 1st as far the availability of the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) is concerned. Needless to say, this is very disheartening, and will leave a lot of LEGO fans feeling that they were pulled a fast one, with all the excessive hype that LEGO dished out in promoting the Falcon. I’m sure that LEGO has already realized this and are working round the clock to meet all the demands for this set, but even such a kind gesture and reassurance will still somehow leave a bad taste in the mouth.
Though, I have no plans of purchasing the UCS Millennium Falcon now or even in the near future, I can’t help but feel for those who trust LEGO to push through with their commitments, only to receive such news. If you are one of the blessed folks who managed to bring home the largest (and most expensive) LEGO set ever made, then consider yourself fortunate. Meanwhile, for our fellow brick fans who are still hoping to have one of their own, don’t lose heart. You have several ways of keeping yourself updated: religiously visit the product page of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) at shop.LEGO.com, or visit your nearest LEGO store and keep in touch with a local brick specialist.
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