As you probably know, the highly coveted and very hard to find #21109 LEGO Ideas Exo Suit has been in a perpetual “temporarily out of stock” state since the beginning of August at the Online LEGO Shop. According to the official LEGO Ideas blog, both the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit, and the #21110 LEGO Ideas Research Institute should have been restocked, however that never actually happened. The LEGO Ideas Research Institute has been shown as “sold out” since mid-August, and as I mentioned the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit never got restocked either. 😕
I have heard that some official LEGO stores did get more sets in limited quantities, but as you can imagine, those disappeared fast. Also, relatively speaking very few people live close to an actual LEGO store. So at this point, for most of us, it seems that it’s time to turn to the secondary market, instead of keep waiting and hoping. I can’t give you any good news about the LEGO Ideas Research Institute. It is available on Amazon, eBay and BrickLink (you can follow the links to the listings), however prices are in the $70-$80 range, which is 3-4 times more than the original price. As this is a fairly simple set, you probably would be better off just building it yourself.
On the other hand I have very good news about the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit! It has been available on Amazon in the past three weeks, and for less than the original retail price! (Just a few cents less, but it is nice to find this set anywhere near the original price!) One thing though is that the set keeps getting sold out pretty fast (like within a few hours) and then relisted for a higher price. In fact, I have meant to write about the sale three times already, and each time the deal disappeared before I even finished the article! However after a day or two the lower price was back again. So I decided to just let you know that the deal exists, and if at the time of this post the price shows up as higher, then just check back the next day to see if it is back in stock again for the lower price.
The original price of the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit is $34.99. On Amazon it is listed for $34.95 and that’s the deal you should be seeing. When stock gets low, the price is raised to about $50, but as I said; if you just wait a day or so the lower price should be back. I don’t know how long this deal with last, so if you want a LEGO Ideas Exo Suit, grab it now! I ordered two myself last week (at that time there was a limit of two per order, and I also wanted to meet the free shipping threshold). Here is the listing on Amazon: BUY LEGO IDEAS EXO SUIT ON AMAZON
I hope this helps those of you who have been waiting for the restock of this set. This is an excellent deal, especially if you combine it with another item (either a second LEGO set, or even non-LEGO related items like books, media, office supplies, and the host of other things Amazon offers) to meet the free shipping threshold of $35 minimum. Also, Amazon charges no sales-tax to many states. It is unlikely that prices on the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit will ever come down, so being able to get it for the original retail price is as good as it will get. I normally don’t like to twist anyone’s arms to do something, but if you ever wanted this set, please take my advice, and get it now. And if you are interested to learn more about the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit, you can read our previous reviews and discussions linked to at the end of this post. It is one of my all time favorite LEGO sets so yeah, I can’t shut up about it.
Is the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit or LEGO Ideas Research Institute on your wish-list? Do you have either or both of them already? How do you like them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- LEGO Exo Suit Video Review & More!
- Brick Breakdown: LEGO Ideas Exo Suit
- LEGO Exo Suit – Review, Thoughts & Tweaks
- LEGO Exo Suit Set – All About the Turtle
- LEGO Book – LEGO Space: Building the Future
- LEGO Research Institute & Exo Suit Coming!
- LEGO Research Institute Female Set Review
- From LEGO CUUSOO to LEGO Ideas
Anyway, I’m really hoping to get this set.
All I need to do is find some money.
I really like all of the details that were added to the set (the turtle especially) which is probably why I want it.
And is it just me, or do the dome pieces on the arms (attached to the barrels) look like new pieces.
Because I really hope they are.
The domes on the arms have been introduced this year, but they have appeared in many sets already: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=15395
When I saw the title of the article, I feared out and went to LEGO Shop as fast as possible, and seeing it still out of stock, came back here and read the rest of the article to find out the problem. 😕 I think your title is a bit misleading, admin, maybe you should make it “Where to find the LEGO Exo-suit” or something. Anyways, I really would like to get this set, and I must had said this a hundred times, but I can’t hope to buy it until December, and there’s a 0% chance that Suit will be in the Lego Store. 🙁 I suppose it’s not meant to be….
He-he… looks like you assumed it was back in stock at the LEGO store? Sorry for the confusion. There is only so much I can say in the title itself, but since the set is indeed for the original price (actually a little less), I would certainly consider that “back in stock”. 🙄
Yeah… it’s just easier for me to buy stuff on Lego Shop than on Amazon, since my mom has a VIP account, and I can’t buy online. And I see I wrote “feared out” rather than “freaked out,” I wonder what that means. 🙄
Hm… Freudian slip? I like it though, “feared out” sounds like it should be a real expression. 😛
Maybe your mom would help you get it on Amazon? It’s just as easy to order there as at the LEGO shop. I would just feel so bad if you miss out. 😕
Possibly. I’ll have to wait until she’s in a good mood, and it’s not at an outrageous time, so she won’t go ballistic about my “plastic addiction.” 🙄 😕
Off-topic, but I just watched The Capsicle Returns (aka The Winter Soldier), and I must say it was rather underwhelming. I still think (and spoilers) they should have all used disguise-o-meshes to get in and abort the launch. Or they could have called the Hulk in…. 😉 Also, the guy with the wing/jetpack thing (is that Falcon?) should seriously get his own Lego set. He just needs it. Maybe with Bucky, too. 🙂
I called lego customer service a few days ago after seeing the temporarily out of stock message still had not changed. The employee told me the exo suit is on back order and he could in fact place my order over the phone but I would be placed on a wait list. He told me there were a lot of people on the wait list and there would be a chance I would be removed if there were not enough copies. He told me the back order date is October 19th, when they will be shipping out sets to those who ordered, but he was not sure how many. I got a confirmation email that my order was placed and a second email saying it was back ordered, but they did not cancel my order yet. Hope this helps some people.
Lauren, thanks for the info. That is very helpful! If we could get the set directly from LEGO then the double VIP points would be beneficial. I placed an order for the Town Hall when it was on back order and I actually got it faster than expected. I hope the same will be the case for your Exo Suit. And if not, you can hopefully still get it on Amazon. It would be great if the set would be back in stock at LEGO! Thanks again for the info! 🙂
I really want to get one of these LEGO idea sets again! there cool, I have the Back to the future set and I just might get the research institute just because of that cool dinosaur!