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Then I get out of bed and realise alternative facts aren't facts, just fantasies...
and picked up my first two ever minifigure display cases today as well!
So, should I or shoudn`t I?
So far I have only built the A-wing from this set, and quite liked it. 50% off is nice too. That's pretty close to the lowest price this set has ever been sold at.
I also watched it after coming out of my Dark Ages and have watched it many times since (I have the 3D version with the Vitruvius minifigure). Since it includes an Ultraviolet version of the movie, I sometimes even play it at the office ;-)
Watch it! Watch it! Watch it! Watch it! Watch it!
Also, Vader has the new helmet that detaches to leave the chin area and respirator.
It was a sticky trap. Either I'm dealing with a sizable foe, or it wasn't sticky enough. It was all chewed up with my bait cleanly gone.
This is war
If it is just mice, I cannot recommend the Victor Tin Cat highly enough. Havahart traps work great for bigger critters and are less of a risk than conibear traps.
However, something about them being INSIDE my car makes me want to snap them bad!
I have had squirrels (other rodents?) feast on nuts and fruit on top of my engine block (there's a niche) and poop EVERYWHERE. Frustrating.
Just imagine the smell as I drive on the freeway with my fan on.
That may explain my desire for them to suffer a bit. Vindictive, I know. But very much justified!
But yeah I still saved €4.99......!
Packaged up some trades to post out tomorrow in return for a pile of polybags to add to my ever growing collection.
Oh and I arranged a deal that should see three of the new TLBM polybags coming back in hand luggage from the US soon.
Got some MDF sheets to trim to size over the weekend ready to widen my modular street by 16 studs to allow AS to fit in there when I get it this year.
Busy LEGO evening all in all.
Psychologically it's pure avoidance issues, not wanting to deal with certain bleak aspects of Life and choices I have to make. But spending too much time on an avoidance path is dangerous for me, as I find myself feeling like I'm circling the drain, not actually moving forward.
Too much of an answer? ;) Had therapy today...a bit too self aware right now. It'll pass.
I got my W2 already, but need to put together a Schedule C for my BrickLink store. (For people from other countries - US income tax returns are due on April 15th. Late January and early February is the busy season to start working on them as the information becomes available. The W2 is a form listing income and withholding; foreign equivalents include P60 in UK and Ireland, T4 in Canada, 106 in Israel. Schedule C is for self employment.)
This weekend was a sorting and tidying weekend in terms of Lego but instead the Evil Mr. Tesco has opened a can of worms and I'm going to have to buy the rest of the series tomorrow...and then the full Batman Movie sets and the books with the minifigs and source the polybags somewhere and buy even more sets to get the disco and clown Batman figs in February and...and...and...
I knew I should never have left the house this morning!
Basically this is now a fairly in depth logistics operation! I'm kind of getting a bit disheartened by the whole thing really. As somweone with a bit of compulsive behaviour and who sticks to promises I've made to myself no matter how long it takes, my plan of taking apart all the sets I don't have on display, then sorting them away has been going on over a month.
I've not built any sets, not been able to make an idea I had for the January build competition and especially not even looked at starting any larger MOCs. Just take apart, move and sort. Like a robot. Everything torn asunder.
So my current Lego status is: "Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds."
A little backstory on me:
My parents bought/sold discount LEGO before I was old enough to be involved. First things I can remember are a Bounty Hunter Pursuit and Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter that showed up from LEGO in a horrible state. Even though they were clearenced, LEGO sent replacements for free, and didn't want the others back. Things went on from there- Mars Rovers came and went, and others I can't remember.
Then, fast forward to a few weeks before Christmas 2006, my family was on vacation at LEGOLand CA, looking through the Big Shop. My mom asked "What's this?". I didn't know- neither did my brother. It turned out to be the first Clone Trooper Battlepack (and droid one, too, but that one was less interesting). And, not being released yet, they were valuable. We brought a loooot of battlepacks back home with us. Still have about 40 left today.
Things grew from there. I took over buying and selling things a few years later, and started buying bulk lots on Craigslist. Nothing happened quickly, but bulk LEGO started to accumulate. In 2015 I really started selling stuff on Ebay. Then I discovered Bricklink, and have been going full-steam ever since.
The title object of #41106 is too long to fit in the bottom of a #10697 box, can't readily be disassembled, and is too big to securely put standing up. That one I'll leave out, I guess.
As a kid buying one more set often got me more interested in my whole collection. My KFOL spares are pretty well sorted except for a bin of odd part types; I've only tweaked that. I came back due to a January 2016 clearance on 2015 sets, including 4 #10692 I kept the rare color parts, BrickLinking the common ones. Then I got a #7961 without minifigures, setting me further on the path to a BL store.
@vizzitor we all get backlogs, is that it? I disassemble only enough for compact storage to cut down on disassembly and rebuilding time, would that help you? Are you busy with non-LEGO stuff?
Like you said though, everyone has to deal with a backlog but I guess I bought more than usual over the last 3 or 4 months so I can see the boxes pile up!