Monday, January 05, 2009

Where has all the LEGO gone?

I found myself wanting to pick up some small LEGO set over my extended New Year's break, so I went to Target. No good. They had a few of the larger sets, but nothing more than that. So Walmart was next. Nada at Walmart. Finally, I decided to bask in the glow of the Toys R Us selection. Only it was the same there as well.

That's when I started breaking out in the sweats.

Well, not really, but I have to admit it kinda freaked me out. What really made matters worse was when I got home and did some looking on the Amazon website. Nearly every set they had was (a) sold by a secondary retailer and (b) had their price inflated to three times larger or more.

I began to wonder if LEGO was pulling some sort of DeBeers crap here. All I knew was that I needed a LEGO fix and there were no dealers to be found!

The next day, I broke down and visited the Toys R Us and SuperTarget in Orange Park. There was a grand total of maybe five sets on the shelf at Target, but Toys R Us proved to be my salvation. Though I was really jonsing for the 7667, I settled for the brand new 8958 set, which is really a snazzy little vehicle (once you ditch big orange scoop that drags behind it).




So, all is well, and it should at least hold me until my next trip to Downtown Disney.

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