# Does the LEGO (online) store ensure customers do not get repeated models in character packs?

I have ordered ten of the LEGO Super Mario character packs from the LEGO store online.

I would expect that the models in these packs to be distributed randomly, i.e. each pack has a 1-in-10 chance to include each of the ten models. However, having opened eight of the ten packs, I have received eight distinct models (I am only missing the bullet-bill and the Fuzzy).

The chances of this happening by random chance are small - I'm not 100% sure on the mathematics, but I think its about 1,8%.

Does anyone know if the (online) LEGO store systematically tries to make sure customers do not get repeats in random packs?

• I don't have any official sources, but most probably while they can't (and thus won't) ensure it, they still strive to provide different packs. Or they might just grab the next X packs from the box, which have a known distribution and so could very well be different ones. Sep 15 '20 at 8:25
• @zovits - Thanks for your thoughts. I hadn't considered that it could be so simple as grabbing the next X packs. I'm trying to limit myself to opening only one pack a day, so I will keep my fingers crossed I was just very lucky! Sep 15 '20 at 8:43
• And FWIW, the packs come in a box of 20, with 2 rows, and each row contains a full set of 10. So if you purchased 10 in one order, chances are high that the order picker just grabbed an entire row, meaning you have a full set. Sep 15 '20 at 10:44
• I ordered in two sets of five, so fingers crossed!🤞🏻 Sep 15 '20 at 10:58
• @MichaelVerschaeve - the probability quoted is for 8 from 8 being unique - at the time of writing the question I had only opened 8 packs. Sep 17 '20 at 10:15