Your Exclusivity Guide For 1HY 2018

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Every year there are certain sets that are exclusive to certain retailers. Usually tracking down who is stocking what is a bit of a pain but with help from LEGO I have been able to get all of that information and collated it into an easy to read table that you’ll find at the end of the article. Here is a bit of an overview first….

The list consists of some new 2018 sets as well as sets launched previously that either have new or continued exclusivity. However note that this list doesn’t cover LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne or Dreamworld as those stores have access to the full product range.

The Architecture sets will be exclusive to Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores for at least the first half of 2018. This includes the new Shanghai set.

The LEGO Batman Movie set The Bat-Dune Buggy is not listed as specific to a particular retailer but is listed as being exclusive to the first half of the year, which seems to indicate that it won’t be available in the second half of the year.

Disney Castle continues to be exclusive to LEGO Brand retail (Dreamworld and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre).

The new 2018 City set Mountain River Heist is a Toys R Us Exclusive.

Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores will be stocking the Taj Mahal set in the first half of 2018 but there is no set date specified.

Moana’s Ocean Voyage becomes a Kmart exclusive.

One of the biggest surprises to me on the list was two Amazon exclusives – the Ghostbusters HQ will be moving from Big W to Amazon and it will be joined by the Slave 1.

The 2018 Star Wars range features some exclusives too – the buildable Darth Vader and Boba Fett sets are both exclusive to Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores. Mos Eisley Cantina will be a Toys R Us exclusive while the Sandspeeder will only be coming to Toyworld stores.

Ninjago City is listed as a Toys R Us exclusive but no concrete date is given but as this is a 1HY list it hopefully will show up sooner rather than later.

The BrickHeadz, which aren’t in the retail catalogue, were not in the list so exclusivity on those is still unconfirmed.

Update: Just to clarify: This list is not every set that will be coming out in the first half of the year. There are still unannounced sets, sets that were recently announced (e.g. Ship in a Bottle) and sets where exclusivity hasn’t been decided. I will be doing my best to keep on top of this information as it becomes available.

You can see the full list below.

 
Set Number
Name
Theme
Exclusive To
Launch
21028New York CityArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21029Buckingham PalaceArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21032SydneyArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21033ChicagoArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21034LondonArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21035Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21036Arc de TriompheArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21039ShanghaiArchitectureMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyJanuary
70918The Bat-Dune BuggyBatman Movie1HY OnlyJanuary
71040Disney CastleCastleLBRPre-2018
60175Mountain River HeistCityToys R UsJanuary
10704Creative BoxClassicKmartPre-2018
10715Bricks on a RollClassicTargetJanuary
10246Detective's OfficeCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10247Ferris WheelCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10242Mini Cooper MK VIICreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10243Parisian RestaurantCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10251Brick BankCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10252Volkswagen BeetleCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10254Winter Holiday TrainCreator ExpertToyworldPre-2018
10255Assembly SquareCreator ExpertMyerPre-2018
10257CarouselCreator ExpertDavid JonesPre-2018
10220Volkswagen T1 Camper VanCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
10259Winter Village StationCreator ExpertToyworldJanuary
10258London BusCreator ExpertToyworldJanuary
10256Taj MahalCreator ExpertMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
41150Moana's Ocean VoyageDisneyKmartPre-2018
10572All-in-One-Box-of-FunDuploTargetPre-2018
10805Around the WorldDuploAmazonPre-2018
41319Snow Resort Hot Chocolate VanFriendsToyworldPre-2018
41325Heartlake City PlaygroundFriendsToys R UsPre-2018
75827Firehouse HeadquartersGhostbustersAmazonPre-2018
21309NASA Apollo Saturn VIdeasMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21310Old Fishing StoreIdeasMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
21312Women of NASAIdeasMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
71042Silent MaryPirates of the CaribbeanMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
75060Slave IStar WarsAmazonPre-2018
75159Death StarStar WarsMyerPre-2018
75175A-wing StarfighterStar WarsToys R UsPre-2018
75192Millennium FalconStar WarsMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyJanuary
75191Jedi Starfighter with HyperdriveStar WarsToys R UsPre-2018
75533Boba FettStar WarsMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyJanuary
75534Darth VaderStar WarsMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyJanuary
75205Mos Eisley CantinaStar WarsToys R UsJanuary
75204SandspeederStar WarsToyworldJanuary
42055Bucket Wheel ExcavatorTechnicMyer/David Jones/SpecialtyPre-2018
42064Ocean ExplorerTechnicTargetPre-2018
70912Arkham AsylumThe LEGO Batman MovieToys R UsPre-2018
70620NINJAGO CityThe LEGO Ninjago MovieToys R UsPre-2018
70656garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON!The LEGO Ninjago MovieToys R UsPre-2018

14 Responses to Your Exclusivity Guide For 1HY 2018

  1. Owen says:

    How does TRU with such a small number of stores score so many exclusives? Big W got robbed with this lot.

    • Michael says:

      I think it helps being a dedicated toy store. Big W probably doesn’t push as hard for exclusives and when they do it’s usually around the toy sale.

  2. Magmafrost13 says:

    Might as well take the firehouse away from big w, its not like its actually been available from them for at least the past year. I wish they wouldnt do toyworld exclusives thougb, as Im pretty sure the chain doesnt even know what a sale is

  3. Owen says:

    186 Big W stores around Australia not just in major cities.
    30 TRU – almost exclusively in capital cities and no concept of a competitive freigh cost.
    Personally – 3 Big W within 100km and no TRU less than 200km away.
    Not impressed.

  4. tacenda says:

    This list is so helpful, thank you!

  5. Nekoo says:

    Thanks for the list! TRU has no stores here what so ever so I made an online purchase with their store and what a horror it was! Glad I already have Ninjago City from LEGO when it launched :)

  6. dkwt says:

    TRU is not my favourite store chain but toyworld rarely has a sale. Lucky it is only the london bus and usual xmas sets they have that I want. I will wait for a rare sale at toyworld to get the bus. It should hopefully be easier to get ninjago city at a TRU as I am in the Melb city area. Hopefully the ucs falcon gets a sale in second half of the year.

  7. Mark says:

    Thanks Michael, it’s a really useful list! It sucks that Disney castle will remain a LEGO brand store exclusive; removing any hope of a decent discount. How does Toys R Us manage to gain so many exclusives? Is the company even solvent? I’m glad I got Ninjago City from Barnes & Noble with the recent discount glitch.

  8. Murph says:

    Thanks Michael. Any word on the Joker Manor set?

  9. Andy says:

    Damn, TRU have ninjago city, they seem to put the price of exclusives above RRP. Check out the online price of garmadons shark mech, $20 above RRP. ????
    It wouldn’t surprise me if they put the price up by $50
    I was preying for big w to get it, as I got GBFH for $361 and UCS snow speeder $224, cos I also get Woolies discount.

  10. Appreciate you putting this list together, top stuff!

  11. Harry says:

    Thanks for this. I’ve only heard of the UCS snowspeeder being available at Big W I wonder if they will be stocked at other stores too this year.

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