I know you wrote the letter to Santa and expect some response from the above mentioned, so I beg your pardon for dropping in.
I also waited and waited to get the set from the local hobby shops or my usual internet seller. No luck! Recently, I panicked after reading some discouraging news about the possibility of never ever getting the set, so I eBay-ed. A week ago I got my box from a british eBay store - "Drums & Flag" I think. If Santa woun't help you, try sellers based in Britain. The set is certainly worth having!