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LEGO Brand Store: Pick A Brick options

Posted in Uncategorized by lfanquestions on August 21, 2009

Brickopolis wrote:

Any insights into what happened to the large $99 green PAB bin that recently disappeared from stores.

In addition, what about that $150 white box that pops up here and there?

(I’ve heard people say that the bins were just lying around a warehouse and they decided to use them for PAB on a spur of the moment thing.)

Thanks so much!

Dear Brickopolis,

Tubs that are part of bulk brick sets contain a large amount of ABS and are expensive to produce.  Many of these tub sets from several years ago were “loss leaders” used by TLG to drive store traffic.  It is unlikely that we will see a return to plastic Pick-A-Brick (PAB) tubs at LEGO Brand Stores in the future.

Currently, bulk purchasing options at LEGO Brand Stores vary from one location to another.  Some store managers only allow the standard two sizes of cups to be sold to the public.  Other stores sell cardboard K2 size boxes of a single type of element to fans.  This usually occurs during large fan conventions.  We will research the $150 USD white box purchasing option to see where it is available.




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  1. Eric said, on August 22, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Just thought I’d mention that the $150 white box has been available at the Belleveue, WA, LEGO Store for at least 6 months, since I started going. It’s maybe 7 or 8 inches on a side, and roughly cube-shaped. You could definitely pack a lot of bricks in there. I haven’t used one yet, so I can’t really compare the value to 10 large cups.

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