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10246 Detective Agency

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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Thanos75 said:

    I have been shaving my head since I was 25. I actually really miss going to the barber. My buddy who also shaves his head informed me of a place in New Orleans that does it the old fashioned way. It was awesome. They used the hot towels and soap and used a real straight razor on my face and head. Even put the powder on. Well worth the money.

    ecmo47 said:

    Back in the my early days of being in the Marine Corps, there was nothing more relaxing than a leisurely haircut finished off with hot lather and a straight razor trim. Now it's hard to find anybody that will do that.

    First, thank you for your service :)

    We do straight razor shaves at our shop. There are laws against having cosmology professionals doing straight razor shaves, but my wife does them at the Barbershop in our home :) Barbers are a dying breed and I'm sure there will be one day where they will lump everyone together with the same licensing.

    Here's the shop in our home.

    roxio
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    edited November 2014
    Getting slightly back on topic, I thought that I had seen the ceiling fan before. It was a detail in Brick City Depot's excellent Speakeasy building. It's not a fan but a 4-blub light fixture. The DA is going to look great next to these 2 buildings which have an air of seediness to them (unlike the snootiness of the Parisian Cafe)!
    Pitfall69
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 138
    ecmo47 said:

    Back in the my early days of being in the Marine Corps, there was nothing more relaxing than a leisurely haircut finished off with hot lather and a straight razor trim. Now it's hard to find anybody that will do that.

    We have a barber that'll do it the old fashioned way while you enjoy a nice beer and a phat cigar. Less than 20 bucks, highly recommended :)

  • 19741974 Member Posts: 138
    I meant, in my city, not that _I_ have a (personal) barber, doh!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    1974 said:

    I meant, in my city, not that _I_ have a (personal) barber, doh!

    You don't have a personal Barber? Sucks for you ;)

  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    edited November 2014
    ecmo47 said:

    Back in the my early days of being in the Marine Corps, there was nothing more relaxing than a leisurely haircut finished off with hot lather and a straight razor trim. Now it's hard to find anybody that will do that.

    Oh, man. Had that done for the first time outside Twentynine Palms. Life changing.
    Nowhere near Lejeune would do it without charging an arm and a leg :(

    PS. 'Oorah' and such.
    timinchicago
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 138
    Pitfall69 said:

    1974 said:

    I meant, in my city, not that _I_ have a (personal) barber, doh!

    You don't have a personal Barber? Sucks for you ;)

    I have a proper beard, like real men = no need for a barber ;)

    gmonkey76
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Shaving vs beards?
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    ^^^^^^ I am a fireman so I can't have a beard even if I wanted one. Does that make me less of a man?
    TXLegoguyPitfall69
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 357
    Oh! all of you poor single men,
    Don't ever give up in despair,
    For there's always a chance while there's life
    To capture the hearts of the fair,
    No matter what may be your age,
    You always may cut a fine dash,
    You will suit all the girls to a hair
    If you've only got a moustache,
    A moustache, a moustache,
    If you've only got a moustache.

    (Says the man with a clean shaven face...)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Thanos75 said:

    ^^^^^^ I am a fireman so I can't have a beard even if I wanted one. Does that make me less of a man?

    Hitler had a full beard during WWI when he fought for Germany. He presumably got gassed and his beard prevented his mask from sealing properly and suffered from exposure.

    BTW, I respect putting your life in the line every day to help others.

    bobabricksThanos75
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 746
    edited November 2014
    ^Obviously not full enough, or he would have been gassed a bit more...
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    edited November 2014
    Briking said:

    ^Obviously not full enough, or he would have been gassed a bit more...

    Ha. Yes. The story goes that he was in the trenches and his unit got gassed. He couldn't get his mask to seal properly so he suffered from mustard gas exposure and lost his sight for awhile. He came out of the trenches coughing and almost got shot, but a soldier refrained from firing his weapon and let him surrender. I believe it was a British soldier.

  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 746
    ^The cost of operating by the rules.

    I do believe someone said it is better that 10 guilty pesons go free, than that 1 innocent person is sentenced. Just looks inconvenient sometimes with 20/20 hindsight.
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Wow!!! I just went completely off topic. Don't stone me to death please :)
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^^ almost certainly untrue, the painting that Hitler allegedly recognised the British soldier from didn't look anything like him so recognising him would have been tricky.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world-war-1/454558/The-man-who-didn-t-shoot-Hitler

    Who knows, but if Hitler was blinded by the mustard gas; how would have seen the British soldier?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    This is actually interesting because this is the kind of stuff that is discussed at a Barbershop as well as sports and politics ;)
    zipsforbananasLegoboygmonkey76
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited November 2014
    Indeed, it was probably politically helpful to have been saved by a genuine ww1 hero. Sad really as there are plenty of genuine stories of amazing bravery and sorrow from that war. Ive been learning more about my great great uncle who at 18/19 was one of a number of 'boys' sent straight from training to the front line trenches to reinforce his regiment that had just been gassed. The regiments war diary says he arrived at 1am. At 4am the Germans launched their 1918 spring offensive directly against his battalion. He died some time on that same day. What an introduction to the war.
    Pitfall69SuperTramp
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Similar story about the priest that saved him from drowning when he was around 6ish. Don't think that's ever been verified.
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    edited November 2014
    Has anyone ever figured out what era the Modular Buildings are set in? They are probably all from different time periods. The Detective Agency is interesting. I would think 1950' or early 60's. I don't know when most Barbershops stopped selling wigs, but it had to be sometime in the late 1970's. The female police officer is a nice addition. Although female police officers were rare in the early years, they have been around for 120 years or so. Speaking of which; people that cut and styled hair have been around for 2.5 million years and were the higher class of society during that time ;)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,698
    Pitfall69 said:

    Briking said:

    ^Obviously not full enough, or he would have been gassed a bit more...

    Ha. Yes. The story goes that he was in the trenches and his unit got gassed. He couldn't get his mask to seal properly so he suffered from mustard gas exposure and lost his sight for awhile. He came out of the trenches coughing and almost got shot, but a soldier refrained from firing his weapon and let him surrender. I believe it was a British soldier.

    Why doesn't that surprise me?
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    So the standard British response to the US involvement in WWII is, "Well done for showing up late and claiming the victory guys, as usual!" and the US response to the UK is, "Why didn't that Brit kill Hitler when he had the chance, WWII is all your fault and I'm totally not surprised!"
    Funny isn't it, this 'special relationship' we've got! :P

    And this doesn't have to be off topic, it depends how deep the case the detective's investigating goes... ;)
    SuperTrampgmonkey76
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited November 2014
    Pitfall69 said:

    Has anyone ever figured out what era the Modular Buildings are set in? They are probably all from different time periods. The Detective Agency is interesting. I would think 1950' or early 60's. I don't know when most Barbershops stopped selling wigs, but it had to be sometime in the late 1970's. The female police officer is a nice addition. Although female police officers were rare in the early years, they have been around for 120 years or so. Speaking of which; people that cut and styled hair have been around for 2.5 million years and were the higher class of society during that time ;)

    I thought about this too, and what made me think about it with the DO was seeing the newspaper vending machine. Apparently those weren't in widespread use until the early 50's, which seems about right to me for the rest of the line. That said, I'll go on record predicting a corner, Nighthawks restaurant building for the next one :)
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    A corner post office or corner pharmacy (with an old style soda jerk bar) would seem to be more appropriate and necessary buildings than another restaurant a little over a year removed from the Parisian restaurant.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    So, Fire Brigade is still using a 1930's pumper to put out fires and celebrities are pulling up to movie premiers in their 1950's style limousines? If you notice, the the people that live in the Brownstone are still using a rotary phone.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,592
    Pitfall69 said:

    This is actually interesting because this is the kind of stuff that is discussed at a Barbershop as well as sports and politics ;)

    And hemorrhoids - at least my barber never shuts up about the pain he is in, although he does gets to stand most of the day.
    Pitfall69
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    But they like their flat computer screens at the town hall.
    Pitfall69
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    Pitfall69 said:

    So, Fire Brigade is still using a 1930's pumper to put out fires and celebrities are pulling up to movie premiers in their 1950's style limousines? If you notice, the the people that live in the Brownstone are still using a rotary phone.

    Simply put, Yes. It's a mashed up universe. Rotary phones and cell phones, all in one place. 50's limos and hovercraft can co-exist.

    pharmjod
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Some buildings could just be refurbished or updated. We all had big box televisions now we have flat screen 3D TV's (well some people.)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    More places than you can probably imagine in small towns and such still have rotary phones and even some old "wind a dial for the operator" phones on the wall as decoration. Just because it is there in the building doesn't mean it is being used. Classic cars and classic limos are frequently used for weddings, and there are probably plenty of fire stations (again probably more small town) that at least still have old pump trucks for use in parades and possibly some still functioning for fire fighting.
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    I've been wondering about getting an analogue phone for the house for a while now, the quality of sound is so much better.
    The oooold fire engine is the only part of the modulars I can think of that couldn't conceivably be in use today even if we were being strict about things.

    I've just been populating my modular street with some CMFs, I imagine that'd rile some as a mixing of eras, non classic faces and all that, but it's really brought it to life! :)
    Legogeek
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Adzbadboy said:

    Some buildings could just be refurbished or updated. We all had big box televisions now we have flat screen 3D TV's (well some people.)

    Don't get @Legoboy‌ started on that again ;)

  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Looks like price will be:
    US $159.99 - CA $199.99 - DE 149.99€ - UK £132.99 - DK 1399.00 DKK

    Press release/unveiling will be tomorrow. Likely with lots of photos and designer video.
    http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=871367
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,698
    Pitfall69 said:

    Adzbadboy said:

    Some buildings could just be refurbished or updated. We all had big box televisions now we have flat screen 3D TV's (well some people.)

    Don't get @Legoboy‌ started on that again ;)

    It's the future.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,402

    It looks like a great set with a lot of variety. The question is, how much will it cost? I'm betting on $149.99-159.99 in the USA...leaning towards $159.99. If you think about it (based on part count), then $149.99 makes sense as compared with previous modular offerings. However, it will be released at the beginning of a new year, and what better time for TLG to increase prices on new sets? After all, we AFOLs have an endless supply of wealth...right?

    sidersdd said:

    Looks like price will be:
    US $159.99 - CA $199.99 - DE 149.99€ - UK £132.99 - DK 1399.00 DKK

    Press release/unveiling will be tomorrow. Likely with lots of photos and designer video.
    http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=871367

    Looks like my assumption regarding a price increase was correct! Not really much of a guess though...the CMFs will probably be $9.99 in the next couple of years.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,124


    The oooold fire engine is the only part of the modulars I can think of that couldn't conceivably be in use today even if we were being strict about things.

    there's actually a lot of fire stations that keep classic fire engines on hand and in operational condition. They don't actually use them in real calls, but they put them in parades, town fairs, etc. It's quite common. I always viewed that as the case with the 10197. it's the showpiece engine

    bobabricksLegogeek
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    ^Makes sense that they made a showpiece classic fire engine for that set since there are countless modern ones in the City sets.
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^^Makes a lot of sense, should we take FB as a kind of station-turned-museum, or a working station with the classic engine in the garage? Either way it's welcome in my street! :D
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Ha, Jaime's storytelling so hilarious!

    TXLegoguybobabricksBumblepantsricecakeAanchiryys4uGothamConstructionCobluemodern
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,941
    I have to say that they have really upped their game with PR and DO. Both of these just have so much detailing to them. I love the unikitty tail detail! What is great, is that I really do not care that I missed out on some of the modulars when there are these to that are/will be available.

    I do personally prefer the style of the HH better, because I think it leads to easier accessibility for play, but beyond that, these are just wonderful.

    binaryeye
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 894
    I love it! Seeing the designer video has only made me want it more. I like the story and lots of great features in the set.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Is that Dark Azure and Medium Blue? Or Medium Blue and Bright Light Blue?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Seeing the designer video makes me want to slap myself. That was mind-blowing, thanks Jaime!.

    As for what I was expecting: I would have liked a dead end alleyway on one of the sides with creates and dumpsters. The side of the building could also had a staircase and possible a bar (probably doesn't fit with LEGO's rules) Other than that is another amazing modular building. Now the biggest problem: I need to purchase this and the other modulars (except Pet Shop)...Oh well I do plan to purchase them all in my life time :)
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    Oh how they tease "Here look at this awesome set, but you can't have it until AFTER Christmas". It's like TLG is some kind of cruel twisted evil Santa.

    Wish they'd do a two week early VIP release mid-December, it'd make me feel like the two week early VIP releases aren't a completely crap condescending benefit :)
    LostInTranslation
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    Creative on so many levels! Santa must have hated this period in time when cookies were banned.
  • ruboandruboand Member Posts: 3
    Is this a new set?

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  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    ^ Holy! I think that is the Avengers helicarrier!!!
    FollowsCloselybrickupdateyys4uLostInTranslationgmonkey76
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