If you don't happen to live in the UK, and you're a card carrying VIP member, you can still pre-order 10234 Sydney Opera House
from LEGO Shop@Home. The page says the set will ship by September 1. I don't really consider this early access since you'll still have to wait until September 1 for it to ship. You'll probably have better luck just heading down to your local LEGO Brand Retail location on that Sunday and just pick one up before your set is picked up by the carrier on the following Monday since I'm pretty sure USPS/UPS/FedEx don't work on Sunday. The set goes on sale to general public on the same day, so your set might ship out ahead of those people's orders. Anyways, if you don't live near a Brand Retail location, this is probably as good as it gets. Who knows, maybe it'll ship out earlier. The UK got it right. Anyways, yadda yadda yadda, 2,989 pieces for $319.99. 10234 Sydney Opera House will ship for free since all orders over $75 now ship free forever.