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  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 448
    Congrats @legonut80 :)  
    legonut80kiki180703
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    bit of a odd duck question i know but.

    if you could get "Star Wars #75103 First Order Transporter" for £49.99
    but was not a big fan of the model would you get it?

    also did not wish to start a new post just for this and no idea ware to put it if an admin know a better post feel happy to move it and any reply's. just let me know ware it  moved to.
    If you are not a big fan of the model, which you state, then no. Don't buy based on price. Buy based on what you like.
    LostInTranslationchrisalddinbandit778tallblocktookiki180703mr.piggles
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,826
    Many congratulations, @legonut80 - they're beautiful! :) :) :)

    @chrisalddin This is an easy one for me to answer because that model has never appealed to me - there'll always be bargains on models I'm 'meh' about but I'd rather save the money and have it ready when something I really want goes on sale. 

    I've had a very exciting Lego day - when I took some bags of stuff to the donation-sorting room of my local Oxfam, there was a massive Exo-Force set (8108 Mobile Devastator) sitting there, which they were happy to sell to me right away since I showed an interest in it. I'm in the process of dismantling the chunks/rebuilding it to see what's there, and considering whether to keep it for MOCing or attempt to sell/trade it for other stuff I'm after. Either way, it looks like it's going to be a fun build for now!
    chrisalddinbandit778tallblocktookiki180703legonut80
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    look's like camel is going to be a bit iffy this weekend there moving servers to a new data center.

    as they spent the last 8 hours offline i can see why.
    look's like i going to have to relay on myself and F5 on the wishlist this week end. hope i dont miss any good or hot deals.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    Many congratulations, @legonut80 - they're beautiful! :) :) :)

    @chrisalddin This is an easy one for me to answer because that model has never appealed to me - there'll always be bargains on models I'm 'meh' about but I'd rather save the money and have it ready when something I really want goes on sale. 

    I've had a very exciting Lego day - when I took some bags of stuff to the donation-sorting room of my local Oxfam, there was a massive Exo-Force set (8108 Mobile Devastator) sitting there, which they were happy to sell to me right away since I showed an interest in it. I'm in the process of dismantling the chunks/rebuilding it to see what's there, and considering whether to keep it for MOCing or attempt to sell/trade it for other stuff I'm after. Either way, it looks like it's going to be a fun build for now!
    If you are interested in selling/trading, I am certainly interested.
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 315
    Congratulations @legonut80
    Hope all is well with both you and the babies and that you're home in no time. They look a good size for twins
    legonut80
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Making progress on getting loose brick put away. Been slacking for way too long and it's holding up projects I need to get moving on.
    snowhitieRsa33catwranglerJenniSirBenkiki180703legonut80CHAINSAW
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    Making progress on getting loose brick put away. Been slacking for way too long and it's holding up projects I need to get moving on.
    this is the room of a MOC-er.
    unused tub's of lego part's just waiting to be used on a MOC. even if that MOC will not be dreamed of for 20 years.
    i can see my room looking like this someday.
    but my spare parts supply is not that bad. Yet.
    catwranglerkiki18070377ncaachamps
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    Making progress on getting loose brick put away. Been slacking for way too long and it's holding up projects I need to get moving on.
    I am in the exact same situation. I would like to finish the sorting task properly but building now really has to become my priority. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,826
    @SprinkleOtter - I'll PM you! 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    edited April 2016
    the more i look at #75103 the more the dam thing is growing on me.
    if i remember right the main gripe i had with is set, was price, i did not think this it was a good price at RRP for what it is. *thump head on table* i going to end up buying it i just know i am. i have no will power.
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @chrisalddin It's a great set. Still, even after the newest wave of StarWars sets, I think it's the best valued TFA set and it's still the only set with Phasma. The build's also really nice being brick built, fun build over all.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    Making progress on getting loose brick put away. Been slacking for way too long and it's holding up projects I need to get moving on.
    I am in the exact same situation. I would like to finish the sorting task properly but building now really has to become my priority. 
    What exactly is this "finish the sorting" of which you speak? I'm pretty sure it's a mirage.
    LostInTranslationcatwranglerBuriedinBrickskiki180703
  • Werewolf_pooWerewolf_poo Bonnie ScotlandMember Posts: 71
    I am just finished clearing all my "stuff" (predominantly Lego) out of my room (man cave). Tomorrow a joiner friend (not a good enough friend to do it for free) will begin stage 1 of my "LEGO ROOM"

    So excited to finally get some display area and building area sorted. Now it's not a big room by any means, in the uk we call it a single room and I think in North America you refer to the space as ....... Laughable, but it's all mine and it's getting used for Lego.

    Stage 1. I am getting a wrap around desk custom built from the back corner of the room all the way around to the opposite side, under the window will be the "u" part which will be the deepest part for building and displaying screens etc for gaming as well. He is having to customise this part so it is a nice curve at the end and I'm in the middle like a sort of build station/cockpit area with lots of desk space within reach....... It makes sense in my head anyway. At the end of both areas will be my two glass display cabinets which i use for smaller sets Ecto 1, wall-e etc. The end of the desk will curve into them.

    Stage 2 will consist of custom floating shelves on two different levels above desk, again all the way around the room for maximum display area. 

    Stage 3. This is the exciting part. I originally was going to just paint the desk....... But I have come up with an idea when speaking about painting it with my nephew (decorator) that I should really go custom instead of just paint.  The idea is to get hundreds of Lego bricks over the entire Desk and then set them in epoxy resin! for the work area of the desk. In theory this should work perfect but I will look into it in more detail closer to the time.

    Stage 4. Which will be getting set up during all the other stages, will be to have all the surfaces backlit. We will be leaving a little recess to the back of all the areas for LEDs to be hidden behind.

    I am very excited to finally be getting this done, it's costing a small fortune to get it all but I am getting mates rates as this prob would have cost me well over £2.5k for a company to sort for me. Kelsey isn't too happy as all my UCS sets are in the other 2 bedrooms all over the place. Haha tuff!

    I was thinking about putting up a sort of "projects" post with lots of photos etc if there is any interest. 


    SamJcatwranglerbandit778kiki180703snowhitielegomental
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,826
    @Werewolf_poo Please do; I'm jealous and definitely want to see this project come together!
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    This morning I learnt not to pick up #75094 by the vertical fin. :-(
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    edited April 2016
    This morning I learnt not to pick up #75094 by the vertical fin. :-(
    yep, if you own this model you learn that pretty dam fast.
    unless you are me. then you end up doing it 4 f-ing times before remembering not to.

    Side note, pulled the trigger on #75103 for £49.99.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    edited April 2016
    ok i like amazon's "Prime Now" alot.
    it a shame that more of the stuff i like to have is not in local stock.
    ordered at 9.30am today. dropped off at my house at 11.10am.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,826
    I got the Enki the Panther polybag (from the Elves magazine) for a pound at the car boot sale! :) There was a guy selling minifigs, but they were all knockoffs - there used to be a legit Lego table where I'd occasionally pick up three CMFs for a fiver, but maybe that guy has moved on to pastures new.  

    Then we went to the market at the church nextdoor to us and discovered that it's gone from food and crafts to sprouting a minifigure stand - alas, the vast majority were knockoffs (kind of suspected it from a distance when I saw so many variants of the Hulk bigfig, and multiples thereof), and when I found out that most of the figures they were charging £5 for were knockoffs it put me off buying anything there. If I'm gonna spend that much on a minifigure I'd sooner the money went to a Bricksetter or a decent Ebay seller who's not pushing fakes. 

    On the up side, I found some cheap divided tool component boxes in Poundland to replace those buckled loom band boxes my unfortunate Technic collection is bursting out of...
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    @LostInTranslation It was getting to the point where I could not find stuff I knew I ordered for a project, so I was thinking about re-ordering the parts instead of having to dig through a ton of stuff. THAT is problematic.

    Keeping things somewhat orderly is usually not an issue, but the last two months have been insane at work and my "to do" pile has gotten out of control.
    iso3200
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    so, with my Prime Trial turned on. i am watching Ninjago masters of spinjitzu season 1 and will watch season 2 and 3 after,
    and i have lot of lego set's to build. so i think i will call this a lego weekend.
    oh and the auto play of the next episode is nice.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,386
    This morning I learnt not to pick up #75094 by the vertical fin. :-(
    this is for any model, grab them from the base, not the top. except maybe if they have a handle.
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    I've been taking a bit of a break from bricks to deal with real-world stuff as adults are wont to do every so often. But as some of that real world stuff, like the rapid decline of my beloved dog's health, has me sticking close to home, I finally opened up a new Elves set I broke down and purchased-- the Secret Marketplace #41176. I feel a lot less stressy now. :) I'm looking forward to ordering the rest of this wave of sets in a week or so.
    I'm also not sure if I'm impressed or frightened at how full the glass canister I've been pouring the spare bits included with each set into has been getting. There's a nice spare green dragon wing sitting in it too, looks pretty sinister.
    catwrangler
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    Just recieved and built #21002 Empire State Building as part of my ongoing quest to collect a complete run of Architecture sets.
    Still trying to decide if I should try and get #21016 Sungnyemun and #21021 Marina Bay Sands though.



  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    ^You don't keep the extra parts with each set? My brain would explode because of my OCD. 
    ricecake
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    I'm also not sure if I'm impressed or frightened at how full the glass canister I've been pouring the spare bits included with each set into has been getting. There's a nice spare green dragon wing sitting in it too, looks pretty sinister.
    ha. my one was getting so BIG. that i split it in to a tray that i picked up from The entertainer. for £1. well i say 1 tray it took 2 of them. and i have already had to move some stuff, (1x1 studs.) up to a Tub. a 600ml tub. that is half full. 
    i still have the tub i was using to keep them in. and i use it still for the spare bits of set's i just got down building and have yet to place in there right home.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^You don't keep the extra parts with each set? My brain would explode because of my OCD. 
    use to do that as a kid. add the (as i use to think of them as a kid.) bonus parts. to the model i just got done building.
    now i keep them for MOC-ing with.
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^You don't keep the extra parts with each set? My brain would explode because of my OCD. 
    God no. If the part is not an actual listed piece of the set, it cannot be with the set or it will drive me crazy because it is not as intended and is liable to get lost. I also don't need little baggies of pieces that go with a billion different sets hanging around, because clutter. The only allowances I have made/will make are the little 1x1 rounds that go on the christmas trees/strings of lights in the Winter Village sets. Otherwise it goes in the glass jar. If I ever need a spare, I know where to find it.
    Bumblepantscatwrangler
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,926
    edited April 2016
    I started off like @pitfall69 with little ziploc bags of spares per set. But I could not withstand their lovely sirene-call, telling me to use them.

    So now I actually have a box of spares, then whenever we've built some stuff I check the new spares with what I've already got in my box. If I have it, it gets sorted into the bricks for moc-ing. We're pretty careful with our stuff so I'm assuming one spare piece of each is enough, and anyway even if it gets used in a MOC you can still get at it if absolutely necessary.

    Except the missiles, I  keep them all safe.
    mr.pigglescatwrangler
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^You don't keep the extra parts with each set? My brain would explode because of my OCD. 
    God no. If the part is not an actual listed piece of the set, it cannot be with the set or it will drive me crazy because it is not as intended and is liable to get lost. I also don't need little baggies of pieces that go with a billion different sets hanging around, because clutter. The only allowances I have made/will make are the little 1x1 rounds that go on the christmas trees/strings of lights in the Winter Village sets. Otherwise it goes in the glass jar. If I ever need a spare, I know where to find it.
    ...but wait; those parts ARE listed on either the box or the instructions of newer sets. It seems to me that you will have incomplete sets just lying around the house ;)
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    You're going to be horrified to learn the only set that I keep out is my lavender Market Street because I've made so many modifications to make it fit in better with other modulars that I'm afraid to take it apart for fear of forgetting what's what :P
    Pitfall69catwrangler
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,386
    edited April 2016
    I don't think spare pieces are listed on the box or in the instructions. the only place where I've seen them listed is bricklink.
    I think an exception may be those extra missiles and studs for stud shooters.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    You're going to be horrified to learn the only set that I keep out is my lavender Market Street because I've made so many modifications to make it fit in better with other modulars that I'm afraid to take it apart for fear of forgetting what's what :P
    oh that's easy.
    rebuild it in LDD. then you have a guide on how to build it.

    ok not quite as easy as i make it sound.
    it will take a lot of work.

    but when it all done. you have a build guide.
    that is if you can tolerate how the LDD building guide generates the guides.. 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    @chrisalddin, ehhh... Using LDD's building guide, not fun, heard that Blueprint for LDD is a better option, but I can't run it on this laptop.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    what the cow is Blueprint for LDD?
    *go's and googles it* because i know some one is just going to stick that Dam ass stupid URL on here. (you know the one that makes me wish to hit you.)
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    @chrisalddin !?!?!
    Bumblepants
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^You don't keep the extra parts with each set? My brain would explode because of my OCD. 
    This probably warrants a thread of it's own!

    Myself, I have ziploc bags of extra parts for the big sets (UCS etc), but the extra parts for smaller sets get donated to my daughter :)

    Here's an example of what gets stored with the box of a UCS set:



    (And yes, in this case I did buy a spare sticker sheet to store too.)
    GothamConstructionCo
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    VorpalRyu said:
    you never had some one give you A URL to a webpage that auto types in what you asked about then moved you to google?
    lucky you.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ You mean like this?

    http://bfy.tw/5JFw

    ;-)
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    ^ Since when is this a thing?!?
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited April 2016
    ^ I don't think it is (I just couldn't resist).
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    so any how back to subject Lego.

    trying to make up my mind on what to buy next.

    Chose A.
    Last years Spaceport Theme (4 set's) #60077 & #60078 & #60079 & #60080 on sale right now can get all 4 for about 24% off.

    Chose B.
    Last years Scooby Doo theme. (5 set's) #75900 & #75901 & #75902 & #75903 & #75904 not on sale. well one set is £5 less.

    Chose C.
    2 more star wars set's, #75104 Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle and #75140 Resistance Troop Transporter ( the shuttle is £20 off. and the Transport is £8.50 off.

    Chose D.
    a Mix of set's. #75082 & #70748 & #70735 & #21013 & #60119.

    and i am split on what to get.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    oh!
    200 Sets in all listed as owned on Brickset.
    well next target will be 200 with out counting all the set's i have 2 or more of :p.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,926
    I made a separate thread about the spare parts so we don't derail this topic any longer - although, that's a given in the Bricksetforum ;)

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/23283/what-do-you-do-with-your-spare-parts?new=1
    chrisalddinPitfall69
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,015

    Back home after my trippette to the UK.
    Brought back a stack of sets that need to be entered in the ACM...

    tallblocktoo
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    Legopants said:

    Back home after my trippette to the UK.
    Brought back a stack of sets that need to be entered in the ACM...

    ACM?
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,872
    ah cool. i just not see it until now.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Debating whether or not I should buy some lego sets on clearance at barnes and noble. 
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,047
    ^You should. You owe it yourself :-)
    Bricklover18chrisalddinBrikingSamJBumblepants
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