LEGO Shop@Home is putting most if not all of the earlier Friends sets on clearance. They are all seeing a 20% discount. Now the sad thing is is that all of the sets are already marked as “sold out” or “retired”. The exception to that is that 3938 Andrea’s Bunny House will be restocked on January 12, 2013. The good news is that if you live near a LEGO store, the clearance discount will apply on the sets they still have in stock. The sale starts on December 25th online and on December 26th in store.
Amazon.com is selling 41008 Heartlake City Pool for $39.99. It’s the same price as LEGO Shop@Home, but you get Free Super Saver Shipping in time for Christmas if you order in the next three days. Also there’s no sales tax to most states. Shop@Home offers VIP Points and free shipping if you order $49 or more, but charges sales tax.
The City Pool set costs $39.99 and like the Pet Salon set, it introduces a new character: Isabella! It also comes with a new version of Andrea. You get 423 pieces that make up a pool, hot tub, food stand, and table and chairs.
LEGO Shop@Home has a page on their website called “Retiring Soon” where they list sets that will be discontinued. One Friends set is on that page and it’s 3937 Olivia’s Speedboat. It’s priced at $9.99 and contains 65 pieces. If you haven’t picked it up yet, this should be a good enough reason to do it now.