For the last few months, we have been teased with announcements of a forthcoming range of LEGO® sets based on the video game Overwatch. Last week, out of the blue, Blizzard, the publisher behind the game, announced immediate availability of the BlizzCon Exclusive ‘Omnic Skin Bastion75987’ set from their Gear Store.
This was a bit unexpected, but offered some interesting opportunities as a retail experience. The set is available more places than shop.lego.com can supply, and shipping is (by Australian standards) pretty reasonable.
Now, I don’t play Overwatch, but my son, a couple of weeks out from his final school exams has been quite a keen player, and was excited to see this new set. I ordered one shortly after it became available and then proceeded to wait. I did not have to wait long, however.
The set cost $USD25 plus approximately $USD10 for shipping to Melbourne (although adding extra sets only increased the shipping by 1-2 dollars per set – you may wish to purchase in conjunction with a friend or two and split the shipping). Having placed my order on October 12th, the parcel arrived via Federal Express on October 16th. I don’t think I have ever received LEGO from overseas quite so quickly. Continue reading
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