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Old 02-04-2010, 09:46 AM   #526
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For those of you that have seen or have in your possession the Temple of Doom set, you're lucky. I have not seen that one around here in any of the stores. Seems like the focus is on Star Wars.

Remember, you can also order the current sets directly from LEGO itself. They're always going to have the best overall LEGO selection (though occasionally they'll be sold out of older sets that you might still be able to find elsewhere), and since lots of retailers increasingly mark up LEGO above MSRP, LEGO will frequently have the best prices as well.

You might also try ordering from Lucasfilm's online Star Wars shop, which does carry some Indy LEGO sets.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:53 AM   #527
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I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and order the duplicate copies of some of the '09 sets I want at full price. I'm trying to get at least 5 copies of each set, although I probably won't be able to do that with the 2008 releases now. I'm not concerned about the convention exclusives and don't collect keychains and magnets.

Walmarts around here no longer carry LEGO Indy and my Kmart only has the Venice Chase and Ambush in Cairo. The local TRU did restock the Temple of Doom ($100) and Ambush in Cairo ($15), but the mark-up is too much.

Target.com has the Temple of Doom in stock with free shipping (which expires today, 2/13), so I ordered four of them. I definitely don't want to miss out on getting more of this set while it's still available. It's got that mine cart track that's unique and only available in this particular set. Not to mention the exclusive figs.

The next priority will be the Fighter Plane Attack.

Here is my set list so far:

Winter 2008
7620 Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase x2
7621 Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb x2
7622 Race for the Stolen Treasure x5
7623 Temple Escape x3

Spring 2008
7624 Jungle Duel x6
7625 River Chase x2
7626 Jungle Cutter x4
7627 Temple of the Crystal Skull x2

Summer 2008
7628 Peril in Peru x2
20004 Jungle Cruiser [BrickMaster Exclusive] x3

Winter 2009
7682 Shanghai Chase x7
7683 Fight on the Flying Wing x5

Summer 2009
7195 Ambush in Cairo x6
7196 Chauchilla Cemetery Battle x2
7197 Venice Canal Chase x4
7198 Fighter Plane Attack x1
7199 The Temple of Doom x1 (four on order)
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:51 PM   #528
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All five of the most recent / current sets are still available at the local TRU here (albeit most of them with the exorbitant TRU markup; as it happens, Fighter Plane Attack is MSRP, but that's the one I've already got), and Target here has all of them except Chauchilla Cemetery Battle.

Wal-Mart here clearanced away its Indy sets. As it happens, my terrible finances forced me to return one of my Fighter Plane Attacks a few days ago; I got paid again yesterday and went back to WM for other things, and what should I find but the last Fighter Plane Attack - the one I returned - back out on the clearance shelf, now marked down to $10! Sweet! Needless to say, I picked it up (again). It's now the second-best deal I've gotten on an Indy set (after getting my second copy of River Chase for just $2).

I can't come anywhere close to getting five of everything, but I would like to get at least two of everything, and more of certain things. I do actually have seven copies of Race for the Stolen Treasure; I feel pretty lucky that worked out! Right now the ones I most wish I could get more of are a second Temple Escape (it's the only regular retail set from any of the first three waves I haven't gotten more than one of), a third and fourth Temple of the Crystal Skull, and a third, fourth and fifth (and heck, more if I could find them) Jungle Duel. I may try for a third Shanghai Chase and / or Jungle Cutter soon. I do also still need my first copies of all the sets from the latest wave, except of course Fighter Plane Attack (of which I now have two copies, and don't feel I need more unless I find more great deals). Of the remaining four, I plan to get as many copies of The Temple of Doom (hard) and Ambush in Cairo (easy) as I can, and probably just two or three of each of the others.

I'm also hoping to finally get the magnets and DS cases and finish getting the keychains, "just because."

My own set list so far:


Winter 2008
7620 Indiana Jones Motorcycle Chase x3
7621 Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb x3
7622 Race for the Stolen Treasure x7
7623 Temple Escape x1

Spring 2008
7624 Jungle Duel x2
7625 River Chase x2
7626 Jungle Cutter x2
7627 Temple of the Crystal Skull x2

Summer 2008
7628 Peril in Peru x2
20004 Jungle Cruiser [BrickMaster Exclusive] x1

Winter 2009
7682 Shanghai Chase x2
7683 Fight on the Flying Wing x2

Summer 2009
7195 Ambush in Cairo x0
7196 Chauchilla Cemetery Battle x0
7197 Venice Canal Chase x0
7198 Fighter Plane Attack x2
7199 The Temple of Doom x0

Accessory items (only listing those I do have - one of each)
Indiana Jones minifig keychain
Henry Jones, Sr. minifig keychain
German biker / pilot minifig keychain

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