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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    I wish I hadn't chosen the name. Everyone assumes it's for the movie, which I'm not a big fan of.
    I am a translator. And sometimes I feel like I'm speaking a different language to those around me... 


    For some bizarre reason, I thought @TheBigLegoski was referring to the name of the MIA thread, and I was thinking "I don't remember Sophia Coppola being involved in a Chuck Norris film?" and then I realised you were both talking about your member name for the forum! It's been a long day (and not yet finished).

    For the record, I knew of the saying long before Bill Murray came along, so I never associate it with the film. :-)

    TheBigLegoskiLostInTranslationClutchPowerkiki180703
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,655
    @Glacierfalls265, I'm really looking forward to seeing your creation come to life! I love your LDD model!
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 245
    @Switchfoot55 Thank you so much! It's always fun (even though it's a drain on my wallet) to wait for BL orders to come in! :) 
  • RottenikkenRottenikken NetherlandMember Posts: 49
    My status is finished my Retro version 8860 MOC today
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    @Pitfall69   I hope that all will become better for you and your family. You have a strong impact to this forum, and I'm saying this for everyone that we truly wish for the best. :)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,190
    ^ I'll be there a few weeks later to survey the damage.  And to feast on some tasty @Pitfall69 and @Legoboy remnants.
    SprinkleOtterPitfall69ClutchPowerVorpalRyustluxsnowhitiecatwranglerkiki180703
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 245
    Condolences to you, @Pitfall69. My "like" was not of happiness, but of concern! 
    Pitfall69ClutchPowerVorpalRyuTheBigLegoskicatwranglerkiki180703
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391

    @Pitfall69   I hope that all will become better for you and your family. You have a strong impact to this forum, and I'm saying this for everyone that we truly wish for the best. :)
    I appreciate it. Thanks :)
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391

    SumoLego said:
    ^ I'll be there a few weeks later to survey the damage.  And to feast on some tasty @Pitfall69 and @Legoboy remnants.
    I am very disappointed that you won't be there when we are :(  Although, I don't think Orlando could handle it.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,190
    ^ I don't want to be responsible for laying waste to any Orlando golf course, or the Disney Lego Store.
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  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 454
    Back when I first frequented this form a few years ago before life kinda got me too busy to visit much (though more active now) @legomatt was always a joy to see posts from! 
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  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,000
    I messaged @legomatt back in November coz I hadn't heard from him for a while - he simply said that he no longer had the time to browse the Forum. Hopefully his situation will change and we'll hear more from him.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    @Pitfall69 I'm sorry to hear about all the bad stuff happening at the moment. Can totally understand you not really wanting to meme-around. Don't know if you believe in this sort of thing but I'll send up some prayers for you and your family. Take care! 
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,533
    As I walked in to the office today I saw my boss, who I know to be a fellow Lego fan, so I asked him if he'd bought Assembly Square yet. He said he hadn't but had recently bought and built a Lepin Town Hall!! He joked that I probably disapproved of him buying a knockoff and I joked back that as long as it was a one-off it's OK (though it's really not, but how can you say that to your boss??) (not just my line manager, the MD of the whole company!). 
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,205
    ^awkward... 
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,238
    @LostInTranslation - I assume you've handed in your resignation? ;-)
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  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 307
    Spotted two bus adverts for the LEGO Batman Movie today on the way to college today. The season of over-advertising begins now!
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 482
    As I walked in to the office today I saw my boss, who I know to be a fellow Lego fan, so I asked him if he'd bought Assembly Square yet. He said he hadn't but had recently bought and built a Lepin Town Hall!! He joked that I probably disapproved of him buying a knockoff and I joked back that as long as it was a one-off it's OK (though it's really not, but how can you say that to your boss??) (not just my line manager, the MD of the whole company!). 
    probably time for some subtle interferences then... or avoiding the lego topic at all when near him
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,950
    Got myself squeezed into a work trip to Germany in a few weeks and worked the travel time to have ample opportunity to snag an Assembly Square before taking the train to the conference. Completely worth it.
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,205
    @blogzilly your love and devotion to your son is fantastic. 
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Stay strong, @blogzilly. Being a daddy* is one of the hardest, most tiring, difficult jobs out there. But it sure as hell is worth it. As a daddy to a Bennett as well (my littlest little man), keep up the positivity.

    * Whether my sons are 4 or 40, I'll always be their daddy. About 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Frank Abagnale (yes, the subject of Catch Me If You Can), and part of his speech was the difference between being a daddy and a father. I won't get too deep into it, but basically he said anyone can be someone's father, but it's something different to be called daddy.

    Alright, sapiness over, on to the LEGO.

    My status is actually removing items from my want list and not because I bought them, but because I've decided not to. I want to actually build things this year. Or better yet, build not instruction-ed sets. Probability of this happening aren't high, but I figure removing the wanted items I don't fully even want is a first step.
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Thanks @bookmum and @Yodalicious.

    I get the Wanted List thing totally. I've gone in and gutted mine from time to time. It grows by itself. Not sure how that happens. ;)
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,205
    I've been fiddling around with my 'want' list too. Thinking that I would like to do more MOC this year and so should concentrate on getting a good supply of the basics. However... I go into the shops and - well my want list on brickset may have shrunk but the one in my head is getting longer and longer. 
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Speaking of basics, I was GULP attempting some basic sorting and I realized I have so few actual 2x_ BRICKS. Then I started thinking. Most sets I can recall? Don't have a lot of them. I find that...interesting.
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    bookmum said:
    I've been fiddling around with my 'want' list too. Thinking that I would like to do more MOC this year and so should concentrate on getting a good supply of the basics. However... I go into the shops and - well my want list on brickset may have shrunk but the one in my head is getting longer and longer. 
    I'm the same way, but I've been able to show much more restraint than I did in past years when it came to buying the newest sets. I own 26 sets that were technically released in 2017 already, but that includes the 20 Batman CMFs, so that's not too bad I'd say. I also only paid retail for one of them and that one is Iron Man related. I can't help myself with sets he's in. Other than that, I've been better about waiting out the initial release period for the most part.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Of course, this next thought will wipe most of the above out...

    Went through TLBM sets to look at the sets in which I want the minifigs, but not the whole set. Thought I'd finally save myself the hassle and money of buying full sets just for the minifigs.

    FAIL!

    Now, the following are just BrickLink numbers, but it's a good basis.

    The three minifigs I want from the Killer Croc set are Croc, Tarantula, and Zebra-Man. Average sold price is $43 total. The entire set is only $64 on Amazon. If I get it at Target, get the price match and the 5% off, then add tax, it will come out to just over $65. $65 minus $43 is "only" $22. $22 for the rest of the set seems like a no-brainer to me. And thus, I've failed.

    SIGH.
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,363
    Did a bit of trading here to clear out the excess TLBM CMFs, then a bit of Bricklinking for a couple of polybags I wanted. Then late last night I managed to secure a good price on #30521 Finally I opened #60079 that I got from Secret Santa at work and started building....until my daughter took over and completed the service cart and tractor unit. SHe did at least leave me the trailer to complete, leaving the plane for tomorrow night.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,190
    edited January 2017
    @Yodalicious...

    Could be worse.  You could be eagerly anticipating delivery of a motor vehicle, just to find out you own a four-wheeled paperweight until the registration shows up... in TEN days.  (NY DMV, my 'warmest' regards.)

    Also, someone in the Lego Marketing department did the same math on the minifig distribution patterns.

    Maybe if you're lucky, in the 4th wave of sets, it'll be five minifigs and Emmet's... er... Batman's flying car.
    SprinkleOtterClutchPowerkiki180703
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Well, if you can't drive it, it can't get wear and tear. Or some other weird positive twist.

    Yes, I'm completely confident LEGO knows what they're doing in that case. But I still fall for it every time. AND I'M IN MARKETING!!!
    SprinkleOtterMaffyDcatwranglerClutchPowerSumoLegoKingAlanIsnowhitieGothamConstructionCokiki180703
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,205
    My biggest test will be tomorrow when I have to go to town (actual shops rather than just the supermarket) because I have to sort out my daughters Nintendo DS - she has managed to delete the pre installed game! Having been stuck at home with her for two days (she had man flu) going to the shops tomorrow means my brain will think "ooh you deserve this". 
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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @blogzilly  Brickset did an article on that a while back.  If interested it can be found here: http://brickset.com/article/19709/the-case-of-the-disappearing-2x4-brick
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Still working on my first true modular MOCs and it hasn't been easy. Like I mentioned before, it takes way more bricks to build something out of nothing, what I need to do is open the other two #10697 that I got from Walmart and see if that helps.

    Also, for those of you who either don't like light colors/pink and/or don't have any children that like those colors, what do you do with those bricks?
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,814
    Resetting the ticker to zero, as I succumbed to my first Batman CMF today - I've told myself I can buy one and trade for others, so I went into Forbidden Planet and picked out the bulkiest packet, since I think it stands a good chance of being the one with the rubber duck ring. Also, important detail: Forbidden Planet is doing the same CMF loyalty cards you get in branches of Toymaster! :D
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    edited January 2017
    josekalel said:
    Still working on my first true modular MOCs and it hasn't been easy. Like I mentioned before, it takes way more bricks to build something out of nothing, what I need to do is open the other two #10697 that I got from Walmart and see if that helps.

    Also, for those of you who either don't like light colors/pink and/or don't have any children that like those colors, what do you do with those bricks?
    The only thing I could think of what to do with those colors would be to build The Dog from the lego movie lol. 

    @catwrangler The bulkiest ones are the ones with the armor but hopefully you luck out!
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,325
    opened a sealed modular for the first time (previous ones were bought used). holy cow, 20 bags. I expected 4 or 8.
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @blogzilly  Brickset did an article on that a while back.  If interested it can be found here: http://brickset.com/article/19709/the-case-of-the-disappearing-2x4-brick
    Quite cool. I am very interested thank you very much.
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @Pumpkin_3CK5 Uhm...I have yet to watch The LEGO Movie...heresy, I know...the blu-ray is sitting  in the shelf next to me, unopened, since the blu-ray came out...
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,950
    josekalel said:
    Still working on my first true modular MOCs and it hasn't been easy. Like I mentioned before, it takes way more bricks to build something out of nothing, what I need to do is open the other two #10697 that I got from Walmart and see if that helps.

    Also, for those of you who either don't like light colors/pink and/or don't have any children that like those colors, what do you do with those bricks?
    I use colors I don't want in hidden areas of the build. For modular building MOCS places like between the two Technic 1x2s at the foundation is an obvious place as it won't be seen. If you really don't want the bricks, lay them out on a white sheet of paper, take a photo and offer them in the marketplace for trade or a reasonable amount. Someone will surely be happy to get them.
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    @TheOneVeyronian
    procrastinating on organizing LEGO? whatever are you talking about? :)
    Tonight I was shopping for small ziplock bags and got a bunch locally, which compares favorably to online sellers after shipping in the quantities I need.

    @Recce I have a chess set MOC myself (even more minimalist than the traditional set in your pic). variant chess rules are a thing, maybe that's what you're going for?

    @LostInTranslation my supervisor is a mild supporter of a politician I don't care for. Great guy otherwise, I don't say anything to him. Some of my coworkers have similar feelings.

    @Yodalicious it is generally cheaper to buy a set and sell the parts I don't want than to buy the parts I do want. one nice thing about having a BL store and one reason I rarely order from BL. selling a few parts from a set I mostly keep probably offsets the opposite

    @Fauch My first and only (so far?) modular is Brick Bank with a damaged box - 18 or so bags, multiples with the same number. relatively big regular sets have only 7 or so bags. after my dark age, even a few numbered bags was a surprise compared to the tiny sets I was willing and able to get as a kid.

    @josekalel I watched a library copy of The LEGO Movie soon after my dark age ended, so I got to it relatively quickly, but I have DVDs I bought/was gifted years ago and still haven't watched.
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  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    ^Heck naw. I got my W2 already lol
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