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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,278
    @legonut80 glad the fair went good. What was the tower game you did? My child's Xmas fair is next week (I run the book sale - hence my user name) but I had suggested 'something with Lego' for the games. Bit late for this year but ideas for other fairs would be good. 
    legonut80
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    I got City Advent calendar from my GF!

    <3
    chrisalddinBumblepantskiki180703HugeYellowBrick
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @KingAlanI you wrote this..."A few months after I came out of my dark age, I had most of the sets I wanted and my spending leveled off."

    That's the second time this week I've seen that phrase 'my dark age' when it comes to LEGO. Can you elaborate? What does that mean exactly?
    KingAlanI
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 295
    I believe it means "without Lego."  Or coming into the light... Or prior to being one with Lego!  Or just muddling through life without knowledge of the force... then Lego... Ahhhhhh
    KingAlanI
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,354
    @kioko21 is decorating the Christmas tree, so I'm working on the Winter Village...it's definitely December
    LostInTranslation
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    @blogzilly
    Dark Ages
    A period in a LEGO fan’s life when he or she sets aside LEGO in favor of school, dating, motor vehicles, or other non-LEGO pursuits. Many fans put their LEGO collections in storage or sell them during their Dark Ages. See also: Gray Ages and TFOL
    For some more LEGO jargon, see http://www.brothers-brick.com/lego-glossary/


    KingAlanI
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    Right. Time to get my head down, clear my to-do list and make my desk presentable once again. No more building until it's done.

    Bumblepantsbandit778josekalelkiki180703catwranglerstluxTheMaker37
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 526
    the pesky "unsorted"-box... got one too... and that one refuses to clear out by sorting...
    rdflegokiki180703Salamalex
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited December 2016
    The holiday show my LUG participates in is up and running. You can view photos here, unless you're planning to come to Wisconsin to see everything in person and don't want spoilers.
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243

    blogzilly said:
    @KingAlanI you wrote this..."A few months after I came out of my dark age, I had most of the sets I wanted and my spending leveled off."

    That's the second time this week I've seen that phrase 'my dark age' when it comes to LEGO. Can you elaborate? What does that mean exactly?
    @blogzilly, I noticed this a lot when I first joined too, and immediately related to it - it's exactly how I felt when I got back into LEGO after my own Dark Ages. I think we're all into LEGO when we're kids, but then we "grow up" (puke), some later than others (I collected most of my older sets in my early teens), and full our time with other stuff. Excitement for The LEGO Movie when I first heard of it was what reignited my personal interest in LEGO, even though I had regularly bought sets and buckets for my Little Boy since he was around 2 (starting with DUPLO of course). I picked up several Movie-related sets before and after the films' release, and that opened up my eyes to EVERYTHING I'D MISSED. :( Gol-dang there's a lot, but I've begun catching up, and now regularly purchase LEGO for myself again -both new and used - and it's fracking AWESOME. :D
    ClutchPowerMegtheCatkiki180703Legogramsid3windr
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 452
    Wrapping Birthday presents... already got the Minecraft Edition XBOX One, extra Controller, and LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack wrapped, and still waiting on the Gremlins, Unikitty, & Scooby packs to arrive, but here is a BEAUTIFUL pic of the rest of the Dimensions packs all together! :D (yes, we spoil our Son, but he's our ONLY, AND other family members are going to buy a few of these from us to give to our Son from THEM, AND most of these will be saved for Christmas. AND we shop throughout the year to get the best deals for our little extra fun money. AND I think that's all the "AND's", haha!)

    LEGO Status complete.


    I just recently got into Lego dimensions. I was able to get all the sets I wanted at 40-50% off. I am just missing the Adventure Time fun pack and the Joker team pack.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,449
    Wandering through K-Mart, and these made me laugh.



    (I feel compelled to buy them, but I have no use for them.)
    josekalelYodaliciousTheMaker37
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    I tried to sort #10697 and failed miserably...the Akro-Mills storage cabinet was not enough, and looking through Amazon I realize I should have bought more when they were on sale, so now to try to stuff everything in the bins that are left.

    I guess I'll wait on sorting the other two #10697 for a while. 
    KingAlanI
  • DoctorMcGannDoctorMcGann NashvilleMember Posts: 37
    SumoLego said:
    Wandering through K-Mart, and these made me laugh.



    (I feel compelled to buy them, but I have no use for them.)
    You should send them to me if you don't need them! I missed out on Series 2.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,093
    Venunder said:
    Just placed two [email protected] orders. I now have to find the money to pay for them, before they ship. Eeek!
    I don't try to play that game, I figure it could come back to haunt me, so I deposit the money first and treat it like writing a check that hasn't been cashed yet.

    ^ you are a bit like me with regards to the boxes used (using whatever cardboard boxes you can get hold of)...
    Can't beat the price.
    Sometimes I run out of plastic tubs or they aren't the best fit for a particular category.
    It's like a city that grows over time instead of built according to plan, say Boston versus Washington DC.


  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,093
    I thought I was bad holding onto $20 in rewards. I keep finding bigger discounts off [email protected] Maybe I'll use them towards one of the December promos.
    josekalel said:
    I tried to sort #10697 and failed miserably...the Akro-Mills storage cabinet was not enough, and looking through Amazon I realize I should have bought more when they were on sale, so now to try to stuff everything in the bins that are left.

    I guess I'll wait on sorting the other two #10697 for a while. 
    I'm in the middle of sorting 8 of those. As I said earlier, they're a handful because they're big but relatively easy to sort - high pieces per lot and already bagged by related colors. I find it easier to sort multiple copies of a set at once so I don't keep getting out and putting away the same storage container, and knowing what size of container is needed to begin with.

    As I was starting to sort, I got 10 more of the small plastic tub I use. The #10697 boxes themselves are useful, at least for large semisorted piles. They're a bit hard to break down anyway, due to the size and faceted corners.



    josekalel
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,449
    So many points!


    Working your way up to that Castle?
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703stlux
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,093
    Description of https://www.mediafire.com/folder/599w3jex5p3p3/LEGO_Warehouse_Pics

    I don't store LEGO in my room. I sleep in a LEGO warehouse. :P

    -General-

    To some extent, I end up using whatever storage units I get ahold of. Can't beat the price. Sometimes I run out of plastic tubs or they aren't the best fit for a particular category. It's like a city that grows over time instead of built according to plan, say Boston versus Washington DC.

    I start with zip lock bags and pill jars in various sizes. I initially put them in plastic grocery bags and still do some of that. LEGO boxes with wide openings (generally parts buckets and Ideas boxes) are useful. A #10697 box was a bit hard to break down because of the size and faceted corners, so I may as well use those, at least for large semisorted piles.

    The tubs are Sterilite 6 qt, 13 5/8" x 7" x 4 7/8", from Target. I ended up different color lids. I use both that and plastic bags for color coding. Since they're the same model, they stack. They're just wide enough for the zip lock bags I use, and shallow enough that it's not too hard to root through them.

    The descriptions are of my current arrangement, not exactly what's pictured.

    -10697 blues on bed.jpg-

    I often sort on my bed; I bend over or kneel at the side. The mattress is wide, so I could pile stuff against the wall and sleep in the rest of the bed, but usually I move the stuff at the end of the day.

    -Common color tubs and gift stack.jpg-

    I have two wrapped and two unwrapped sets at the top back of the mountain. Barely visible are a beer pong table and a baggie of 2 CMF. The dark gray tower in the middle is 2x2 and 2x4 MegaBloks that look like stones - it doesn't seem so bad to use other brands without a LEGO equivalent.

    Behind the dresser, I have a wooden chest, with common color tubs on it. Back is six types of black (brick,plate,technic,constraction, 2 other) and two white (brick/plate,other). Right is bley - light plates,bricks,other - dark bricks/plates,technic/constraction,other - tiny light technic tub on top). Left is red and blue (each bricks/plates,other), tan (bricks/plates,other besides technic/constraction). White and tan technic and constraction are in small bags on top. Not visible is my #21302 Big Bang Theory, spare baseplates, Bionicle/Slizer bag, and bags/box of instruction booklets.

    -Desk and rares inventory and personal.jpg-

    I rarely use my closet, so I can pile stuff in front of it, mostly rare colors. One stack is dark orange, magenta, lavenders, flat silver/pearl dark gray, dark red. Another is yellow, reddish brown, green, green alternate shades besides lime, lime. The medium azure tub is on top of two shoeboxes - pearl gold and orange/purple.

    Other solid rare colors are in the bags. Neon is in a shoebox under the plastic bags, which helps steady that pile, especially when sorting on top of it. Most of the big box is personal collection of common color bricks and all rare/transparent. I have some of my finished models behind the box.

    4 #10692 was one of my first post dark age purchases. I use the boxes for transparent inventory - light/dark blue, clear, red/black/green/yellow, non-neon rare colors.

    Used bley is under the desk. Some packing, labeling and storage materials are on or near the desk.

    -Minifigs and unsorted and personal.jpg-
    On top is minifig/mindoll parts, then minidolls, Nexo minifigs, licensed minifigs (I found an empty #21304 Doctor Who box early on), non-Nexo original characters, then a bucket of used. To the left is personal, some models and unsorted. To the right is un- or partially- sorted inventory.

    -Personal incl in progress 10251 41180.jpg-
    Most of my personal display is in between the dresser and chest, including big sets I haven't gotten around to finishing.

    -Personal tower and sealed and DUPLO.jpg-
    I have a tower of plastic drawers for common color non bricks and some finished models. It's also where I put my bags of DUPLO inventory and sets I haven't opened yet.



  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,278
    @SumoLego I hope you at least stood that minion up. Poor guy. Only one not bought and someone dumps him face down. 
    starwars4everkiki180703stluxSumoLego
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 992
    So many points!


    Only 44 points until the next reward! 

    Don't let them expire. 
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,277
    My Lego status today is WHAT WAS I THINKING!?  I didn't get an advent calendar (Lego or otherwise) this year because I am away for half of December.  But I TOTALLY should have brought the 24 in 1 set - it's perfect, just a bag of parts and I could build something new each day!  Why didn't I think of it till now - DOH.  
    Speedman29Salamalexkiki180703ClutchPowerMegtheCatLegogramchrisalddinlegonut80catwrangler
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @kiki180703  Whats the goal?  I'm up there but not quite that high.  I am waiting to use them on Assembly Square.  
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    @SumoLego I already have the castle, I just haven't gotten the time to build it ;)

    @tallblocktoo I don't really have a goal, but it seemed like a lot of points. I'm probably going to use them on Assembly Square too.

    Just realized that I could the Assembly Square for free with these points plus another £25 set! Too bad that I don't live in the UK.
    SumoLegotallblocktoo
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,897
    I am kicking myself after buying a load of Lego off Bricklink. I left good feedback before I built the sets and a load of parts are missing! Must build before feedback next time.
    KingAlanI
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,724
    I always click "received" as soon as the order arrives. Then I do a stock take of the parts before clicking complete.
    KingAlanIsid3windr
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,897
    Hmm that is a good idea next time I am going to go through it and do that first. Worse was I was so confident I left the comment "all there" 
    KingAlanI
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Unique minifig No. 1,500. Thanks, @bendybadger!



    bandit778josekalelkhmellymelkiki180703RedbullgivesuwindLegoboyLego_StarGothamConstructionCo
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,583
    Spent today in Watford for my LUG's Christmas party. Lots of festive Lego fun was had :-) 
    SalamalexMrGudzcatwrangler
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,804
    Aye, a really chilled and relaxing day.  A great way to spend a freezing cold Sunday.  :)

    Lovely to catch up with you all.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    @KingAlanI I guess I was oblivious at the fact that I needed storage for them, and the Akro-Mills I have is just not nearly enough for the first I opened; well, it is, but I would like to have things very specifically separated.
    KingAlanI
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,449
    bookmum said:
    @SumoLego I hope you at least stood that minion up. Poor guy. Only one not bought and someone dumps him face down. 
    I said the same thing.  I actually moved him back to the correct section with the 53 other Kevins that were still on sale.

    They also had an X-Jet set.  Didn't buy that at full price, either!
    KingAlanIbookmum
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,315
    James was watching Iron Man 3 today, realised the shipping container that Rhodes drops into an explosion has a Maersk logo... My first thought after it explodes, someone won't be getting their Lego deliveries in the MCU.
    OnebricktoomanySprinkleOtterkiki180703catwrangler
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 943
    14 months since I came back from my Dark Ages. I have stored whole sets (trains) away before, but this weekend is the first time I have taken sets apart for storage since I was a kid... feeling sad :-(

    Storing all parts per set in Ziploc-type bags and placing them in plastic containers.

    Looking forward to the day I have the joy of putting them back together again.
    LEGO_Dad77KingAlanIGlacierfalls265josekalelOnebricktoomanykiki180703tallblocktoocatwrangler
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,093
    josekalel said:
    @KingAlanI I guess I was oblivious at the fact that I needed storage for them, and the Akro-Mills I have is just not nearly enough for the first I opened; well, it is, but I would like to have things very specifically separated.
    Yeah, more detailed sorting can make a part easier to find but can take up space with a lot of little containers. Sometimes I'm quick about it because I'm tired.

    SumoLego said:
    bookmum said:
    @SumoLego I hope you at least stood that minion up. Poor guy. Only one not bought and someone dumps him face down. 
    I said the same thing.  I actually moved him back to the correct section with the 53 other Kevins that were still on sale.
    I do often find myself moving a store item I find out of place.

    JooTog said:
    14 months since I came back from my Dark Ages. I have stored whole sets (trains) away before, but this weekend is the first time I have taken sets apart for storage since I was a kid... feeling sad :-(

    Storing all parts per set in Ziploc-type bags and placing them in plastic containers.

    Looking forward to the day I have the joy of putting them back together again.
    I only disassemble them enough to efficiently pack. I like the displaying and playing with more than the building.

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,093
    had a new idea tonight - put a big in progress set on a table in the basement

    not in the way in my room (already knocked it a couple times, stepping around it annoying anyway)
    can leave it there unlike the dining room table (setup/cleanup might help keep me from building)
    could build while watching something on the TV down there

    still didn't actually work on #41180 this evening

  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    @bookmum for the tower building we had a large ikea trofast tub full of duplo and a board, we gave them 1 minute to build a tower, it worked because both the little and big kids could do it (and 1 dad) prizes if they got to 30 bricks high, or if they was little I had a few little kid book prizes for them oh and a little lollypop for everyone :) already thinking of other games. Good luck with your fair this week :)
    bookmumOnebricktoomanykiki180703catwrangler
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 526
    Got some rattling post which still needs to get verified for completeness.... at work atm so no way to unpack it now...
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,724
    #75157 arrived in the office today. My Christmas present to myself. No do I wrap it up and hide it from myself?
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,278
    @Speedman29 I am having a similar dilemma with my Xmas present. I was the one who bought it so I know what it is but the biggest question is because we are going to my in laws for Xmas and then me and daughter going to my folks on boxing day to stay a few days so if I build it I have just got to take it apart again, so do I even bother to take it with me. Should I leave it at home... what to do??  
    Speedman29kiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    i wonder what my in laws will think when my GF gets this huge ass disney castle from me! so far they know nothing bout my love for lego and buying!
    josekalelTheOriginalSimonBLEGO_Dad77legonut80snowhitieClutchPowerkiki180703Glacierfalls265catwrangler
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,277
    ^My in laws think I'm weird and make some judgemental comments from time to time, but it's all good natured even if a bit snide - they totally accept me! I think the more important part is that I love their son and contribute to partnership :)
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703catwrangler
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,278
    @Bumblepants my daughter only had one small tub of duplo but lately has been playing with it a lot. Now I find myself eyeing up the duplo sets and wanting to get them. Daughter is 8! Must resist temptation. 
    VorpalRyulegonut80Bumblepantskiki180703
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,365
    My status is that until December 25, I will need to rein in my Lego spending. My wife already complained in the past that I was difficult to buy gifts for as if I see something I want, I usually just buy it, leaving no possibility for her to get it as a gift. And if it is something technology related, she doesn't want to risk buying something that does not 100% meet my specs.
    This year she told me I was making things extra difficult by buying Lego at such a fast clip I was making it impossible for her to get me any Lego for Christmas...

    So, sad puppy face for having to limit my Lego spending, yay for probably getting some Lego for Christmas?
    dspigelbandit778josekalelLego_StarClutchPowerkiki180703catwranglerMegtheCat
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 452
    stlux said:
    My status is that until December 25, I will need to rein in my Lego spending. My wife already complained in the past that I was difficult to buy gifts for as if I see something I want, I usually just buy it, leaving no possibility for her to get it as a gift. And if it is something technology related, she doesn't want to risk buying something that does not 100% meet my specs.
    This year she told me I was making things extra difficult by buying Lego at such a fast clip I was making it impossible for her to get me any Lego for Christmas...

    So, sad puppy face for having to limit my Lego spending, yay for probably getting some Lego for Christmas?
    This sounds an awful lot like my wife. I just tell her gift cards will do.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,277
    After being a Duplo free house for over a year we are going to have to get some more next summer. I guess I should have grabbed one of the $30 Walmart buckets but I wasn't thinking in those terms yet.
    Does this mean you're expecting?   If so congrats!
    LegoboyBumblepantsBricklover18Lego_Starkiki180703catwranglerKingAlanI
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