Heads up for LEGO girls

By Mir
December 12, 2014

Remember how excited everyone was when they announced the LEGO Research Institute set—complete with 3 female scientist minifigs—and how it promptly became either unavailable or marked up a zillion dollars? (Exhibit A: Would you like to pay $55 shipped for it on Amazon? I would not.)

Well, it’s currently in-stock at the LEGO Shop, at its normal retail price of just $19.99. You’ll have to pay $4.95 shipping, but that’s still way cheaper than dealing with scalpers on eBay.

Limit 1 per household, because the resellers already ruined it for everyone else. This is why we can’t have nice things. Or cool toys at normal prices.

[Edited to add: Out of stock at LEGO, but a href=”http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2DL6N4/?tag=wantnot-20″ title=”This is an affiliate link; shopping through it makes me a little money and makes you even prettier than you already are.” target=_blank>back in stock at Amazon (you may need to refresh a couple of times to see Amazon as an available seller, at the $19.95 price). Thanks, Heidi!]


  1. Oh, you WIN! This might be my biggest score for Christmas! My daughter was SO SAD that it has been sold out forever. She’s going to be so surprised!! Thanks 🙂 I had $10 in rewards points (because, obviously, I have spent a giant amount of money there recently… I even had a free shipping code at home, but I didn’t want to wait for fear it would sell out. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    • This makes me happy. 🙂

  2. also, at first glance of your post, I was like “Gah, I don’t need any more GIRL presents… especially LEGO. I need BOY lego stuff…” But this was awesome!

  3. ZOMG! I have wanted one of those since they were announced!!! Thank you thank you thank you. Besides serving the geek in me, it will be on display at our STEM career conference for middle school girls! Double score!

  4. Bought this, and had my sister buy one. One’s for my 10yo future engineer. The other is for her math teacher, Ms. G. Because awesomest teacher present ever!

    • You shall DEFINITELY win at teacher gifting. Nice!!

  5. At the Lego Store, they’re saying this is out of stock and not expected to ship until 12/21. HOWEVER, it’s now on Amazon for the same price, estimated ship date 12/17.

    • Sold out on Amazon as I was adding it to my cart. Guess taking my chances with the Lego Store!

      • So the first time I had it in my cart at Amazon, then it said unavailable when I went to check out. Tried again just now and it worked!

  6. And on Amazon, the current limit is 2.

    • Whoa, that was fast. Thanks for the update!

  7. Thank you thank you! Amazon worked, says back ordered ’til 12/15. I was so thankful to you that (only after ordering, of course) I posted the link to FB with your affiliate link.

  8. Available again on the LEGO site now. 🙂

  9. *sob* I missed it. Priceblink claims it is available at that price at Sears and Kmart, but only on “pre-order.”

  10. What I really need, though, is a discount on the $110 Lego AT-AT Walker which my son wants more than anything else.

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