LEGO cancels VIP promotion for Creator Expert 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa in North America [News]

LEGO has canceled the VIP promotion for the North American market for its upcoming Creator Expert vehicle, 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa. The company says the change is due to shipping issues. The set goes on sale for LEGO VIP members this Tuesday, Feb. 16, before its wider release March 1, retailing for US $149.99 | CAN $199.99 | UK £119.99.

The new Porsche 911 kit was originally slated to ship with a “Porsche Owners Pack” for customers who purchased the set during the early VIP window. The Gift With Purchase would include a special pack of promotional materials, including a LEGO Porsche card wallet, four art prints, and a “Certificate of Awesomeness.” It appears the promotion will still be available in other markets, but it will not be offered to North American customers, leaving customers in North America to turn to resellers if they want these exclusive goodies.

11 comments on “LEGO cancels VIP promotion for Creator Expert 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa in North America [News]

  1. winstonheard

    Kinda sucks, but I always prefer a smaller set as a GWP, even if it’s just a polybag or minifig. As long as I can still get the set this week, I’m good.

  2. Ed

    I wonder if it’s because RDP couldn’t get the products out of UK in time, or because the US is having staffing issues at ports? Maybe both.

  3. Ed

    Actually I guess those goods probably ship directly from Asia. So North America might suffer from this shipping backlog for many months to come.

  4. James

    Welp, guess I’ll just keep waiting for that Amelia Earhart GWP before I order this and the blacksmith shop.

  5. Mike Wiviott

    kind of a bummer to have to resort to the secondary market – especially since this is a cross sell item to Porsche People as well as Lego people. These bonuses will certainly cost more to the fan and completist alike

  6. Russell Chapman

    in Australia, i can “buy” the 911 but it won’t ship until the 24th, and there is no VIP pack. Seriously disappointed.

  7. R0Sch

    So what is the excuse that it was sold out in 20 min. in Europe for the benefit of the scalpers?
    I was lucky, but not everyone stays up till midnight to order an ordinary set for a 16€ GWP.

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