After much fan fare surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon 75192 during its debut last September 14, (and its eventual scarcity just after 24 hours of its VIP offering) the largest LEGO set ever made as of this writing, is still nowhere in sight either in LEGO Brand Stores and at shop.LEGO.com. Though this no longer comes as a surprise since LEGO already released its official statement regarding its availability, another announcement by the company may likewise add another frown on people’s faces, especially from non-VIP members where there are no LEGO brand stores within their region.
LEGO has been circulating this message among its VIP members, assuring those who haven’t received their set yet, will have the chance of receiving their own as soon as possible since they have the extended the VIP period until November. VIP members will also have the option to sign-up for a back-in-stock notification to receive regular updates about the set’s availability. However, bear in mind that signing up for the notification service does not necessarily guarantee reservation or the availability of the UCS Millennium Falcon. LEGO has also suggested checking with your local LEGO brand store starting September 29 to know when the next batch of MFs will be shipped to them. Here’s the complete message circulated by LEGO to VIP members.
As you may know, the new LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon (75192), our largest LEGO set ever, went on sale exclusively to VIP Members on September 14. We are very excited that we received such a positive response from fans like yourself, it exceeded all of our expectations! Unfortunately, that also means the first batch has already sold out.
The good news is we are making more as quickly as possible and expect to have very limited quantities available for the remainder of 2017. We have extended the VIP-only access period, which means the new inventory will remain exclusive to VIPs at least through November.
To make your wait a little easier, you can now sign up to receive back-in-stock notifications. Simply confirm your interest below and we’ll email you when a new batch of the Millennium Falcon (75192) is available on shop.LEGO.com
If you’d rather make your purchase at your favorite LEGO Brand Retail store, please call or visit your local store starting Friday 9/29 and ask a Brick Specialist to add you to the wait list.
*Please note, stock will be in very limited supply and each batch will likely sell out quickly. Signing up for notifications does not guarantee availability of the product.
Now this may be a little reassuring for VIP members, but not to LEGO fans who have no option to avail of the VIP program, particularly among countries where there is no presence of a LEGO brand store. Extending the VIP program until November also means that non-VIP members will have to wait longer (as opposed to the expectation that the MF will be available to the general public by October 1) to even have the remotest chance of purchasing this set within their region. I guess we just have to trust LEGO to carry on with their promises at this point.