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    Important Updates & Pre-orders

    DISCONTINUED SETS: Important Update

    We've noticed a lot of COBI sets which have been marked as either 'unavailable' or 'not in pp' recently so we asked Cobi to clarify whether these sets were temporarily out of production or discontinued and unlikely to return. This was their response:

    "Not included in 'PP' (planned production) means that the set is not planned for this year, probably it would not be produced again, but sometimes the situation may change. For this moment, let's say "dicontinued, no longer available."

    With this in mind, we have created a 'discontinued' collection within our online catalogue to make it easier for you to see which sets are unlikely to return: https://bricktanks.co.uk/collections/discontinued-sets. Of course, we cannot take responsibility if COBI changes the plan but for those who don't want to miss out, we felt it might be helpful. Please let us know if you agree. 

    Some discontinued sets, we've been told, will return as a new version such as the Tiger I 131 (#2477) which is due for release in July under the product code #2519 and is currently available for pre-order:

    Tiger I 131 (Bovington) - Lego compatible COBI 2519 - 550 brick heavy tank

    Tiger I 131 (Bovington) - Lego compatible COBI 2519 - 550 brick heavy tank


    Or the ever popular Junkers Ju 87 B #5521 for which a new version is due to be released in October under a different product code yet to be confirmed.

    We can confirm that the much-anticipated Dakota is due to be released on 28th June. We will be placing our order this week so hopefully the sets will arrive next week. If you haven't pre-ordered yours yet, don't leave it too late!

    Douglas C-47 Skytrain ('Dakota') - Lego compatible COBI 5701 - 550 brick miltary transport aircraft

    PRE-ORDER: Douglas C-47 Skytrain ('Dakota') - Lego compatible COBI 5701 - 550 brick miltary transport aircraft

    APOLOGY

    While we have been very careful to double check every set that COBI has told us is discontinued, they just informed us that the Heinkel will in fact be back in production late July. Cobi has apologied for this miscommunication as they had specified that it had been discontinued back in May. I am also awaiting confirmtion that the Panzer II (#2459) and the Flakvierling (#2186) are definitely  discontinued as they were not mentioned on the most recent discontinued list we were given.

    By way of an apology to anyone who panic bought a Heinkel set, since we announced it would be discontinued in our blog post on 4th June, we have already gifted you 200 Panzer Points. If you do not have a free account with us yet, please do sign up (here) and I will be glad to gift you the points as well. 

    Open for pre-order - due for release MID-JULY:

    NEW Douglas C-47 Berlin Airlift - Lego compatible COBI 5702 - 550 brick miltary transport aircraft

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    DELIVERY INFORMATION

    Due to a dramatic Royal Mail price hike, for the last two weeks we have been trialling a new delivery service. Unfortunately, we now appreciate just how good Royal Mail is and have decided to go back to them!

    If you placed or were expecting an order in the past two weeks, we are very sorry if you didn't received an email confirmation and/or tracking information. Thank you to the customers that volunteered feedback, especially when something had gone wrong, which enabled us to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

    Normal Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Tracked 48 service resumed as of 18th June.

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    PRE-ORDERS DUE IN STOCK BY WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE

    RMS Titanic - Lego compatible COBI 1914A - 600 brick historic ship

    RMS Titanic - Lego compatible COBI 1914A - 600 brick historic ship

    NEW Saturn V Rocket - Lego compatible COBI 21080 - 415 brick spacecraft

    Saturn V Rocket - Lego compatible COBI 21080 - 415 brick spacecraft

     

    Battleship Musashi - Lego compatible COBI 4811 - 2430 brick battleship

    Battleship Musashi - Lego compatible COBI 4811 - 2430 brick battleship

    REMINDERS:

    • When you sign up to a free BrickTanks account you automatically earn Panzer Points which you can redeem against future orders
    • If you find a Cobi set cheaper elsewhere including P&P, please email us and we'll do our best to price match for you: admin@bricktanks.co.uk
    • Check out our current SALES and discontinued sets.
    • Please email us photos of your sets and we will share them on our website and social media
    • Please keep your product reviews for our website coming and we really appreicate plugs and recommendations on Facebook too :)

    Thank you for your continued support, we really appreicate all the wonderful emails and testimonials we receive on a weekly basis. Words cannot express how lucky we feel to have such a fantastic BrickTanks community.

    Warmest wishes

    Neil and Zoe


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