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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Sometimes I've picked up DUPLO/LEGO for Mom to uses as kids gifts. Sometimes I've resold to a store clerk just above cost for his kids, but he rarely has cash on him when the deals are.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    As I said in http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/2399/what-have-you-done-to-your-house-to-accommodate-your-lego-hobby-addiction#latest
    "Tempted to finally sort through and donate spare clothes so I have more space to store LEGO."
    Did some of this tonight so Mom could take the bags of clothes to church tomorrow. In the process, I dusted some models I missed last weekend and did more BL sorting/inventorying (doesn't hurt to catch up on that, particularly after a week where I was busy filling current orders). I also listed some of my excess personal stockpile.

  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    Went to westfield lego store yesterday and got some nexo Knights freebies. Question - what are they? 

  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,338
    A bit miffed at myself - went to the Lego store yesterday, to get an extra Ecto-1, they weren't there, so I've ordered it online yesterday evening together with some B&P. Now today I see that starting tomorrow there's the batman poly GWP starting... Should have waited 25 hours to order :(
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,970

    Finally got round to sorting and debagging a set of Batman minifigs for display in the man-cave :-)

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  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    bookmum said:
    Went to westfield lego store yesterday and got some nexo Knights freebies. Question - what are they? 

    Lucky! It's supposed to be like one of those promotional bags promoting the theme (or in your case Nexo Knights.) The pieces are supposed to be used with the game, and the mini base plate is for putting the Nexo Shields on them for display. Hope this helps! :)
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Legopants said:

    Finally got round to sorting and debagging a set of Batman minifigs for display in the man-cave :-)

    The Batman-cave!
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,211
    1000 likes, not bad as I only started really getting involved in the middle of last year.

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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    Random thought of the day... do you reckon we will ever get collectable mini dolls in the same way we get the minifigs? 
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,356
    Legopants said:

    Finally got round to sorting and debagging a set of Batman minifigs for display in the man-cave :-)

    "Debagging"? This made me snicker. Why? Because I'm immature :)
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  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited February 2017
    Pitfall69 said:
    Legopants said:

    Finally got round to sorting and debagging a set of Batman minifigs for display in the man-cave :-)

    "Debagging"? This made me snicker. Why? Because I'm immature :)

    I think fairy princess Batman comes debagged by default. 
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    bookmum said:
    Random thought of the day... do you reckon we will ever get collectable mini dolls in the same way we get the minifigs? 
    Do you not like me having money? :P

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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    Sorry @KingAlanI if I've made your bank balance shudder! I have been doing quite well saving money with the Batman figs (ie my daughter isn't that into them so isn't begging for them) but unfortunately she is going through a pokemon phase. Have you seen how much pokemon cards sell for??!! 
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    edited February 2017
    Exciting times today, as I have received three parcels each containing a new minifig hairpiece for my collection - Tina Goldstein and her lovely hat/bob combo,  the starlet hair in black on Chief O'Hara and Iva from Heartlake performance school with her braided up-do. Now waiting on Marceline to arrive later in the week.
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    stlux said:
    2500 likes - thank you all! Maybe I should have changed my profile picture to a happy Unikitty ;)



    I'm afraid to look at mine. Congratulations!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,140
    @blogzilly You seem to have recently passed 1000, so
    a) no need to worry
    b) congrats
    ;)
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  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 762
    edited February 2017
    @bookmum Should've used the Green toy soldier from toy Story as the driver or something lol
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    stlux said:
    @blogzilly You seem to have recently passed 1000, so
    a) no need to worry
    b) congrats
    ;)
    I read some post somewhere about ratios, apparently mine would not be...ideal. I'm not overly worried about it...I need to do more likable and interesting things.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    @Pumpkin_3CK5 I had to use what was nearby because I had to do it quickly become "DON'T TOUCH MY MODEL"! 
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    stlux said:
    2500 likes - thank you all! Maybe I should have changed my profile picture to a happy Unikitty ;)



    well i am on 1.495 likes right now.
    and you have way less post the me.
    but i spy a windows phone.
    and now i feel better again :)
    sid3windr
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    *because * not become! 
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    bookmum said:
    *because * not become! 
    was that dyslexia or Apple spell checker?
    what ever it was i got what you was saying :)
    and for anyone who dont have dyslexia, good for you. because it sucks!
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    Recently bought a whole bunch of NEW loose bricks from brickshop (a Dutch legowebshop) which had these all discounted 50%:

    200x    1 by 2 lime green bricks                        €5
    200x    1 by 3 lime green bricks                        €8
    200x    1 by 4 regular green bricks                  €10
    200x    1 by 6 lime green bricks                      €15

    Though I would have preferred them all to be 'regular' green, instead of lime green, this colour will also be fine for 'landscaping' purposes, such as building grassy rolling hills (still want to use #79003 some day and MOC a much larger Hobbit home / bit of Shire), mountains, as well as moss covered crevices and canyons in combination with other colours such as the grey, and sand and brick yellow (dark and light tan) colours . Now I need an assortment of sloped bricks, as well as more plates in regular, dark, and lime green.
    I suppose a MOC city building with lime green walls with plenty of details in a contrasting colour, to fit in with the modular sets, could be made to look good too.

    It seemed like a good bargain to me. I usually buy sets, and not very often loose bricks.
    I am curious to know how/where (bricklink/[email protected]/elsewhere?) other Lego fans usually buy their loose bricks, and what you all pay for them.

    Anyway, I have not 'free built'/MOC'ed anything in quite a while, though this does not really qualify as a MOC in my eyes, I felt compelled to do something with them. So when I took a look at my Arkham Asylum set #10937 I decided to build a hill to put this set on.
    (even though it is totally contrary to what I set myself to do, which is: take sets apart, bag them up, and put them in storage)

    Don't know how far I will take it, just having a bit of fun with a limited type of green bricks for now.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,724
    blogzilly said:
    I read some post somewhere about ratios, apparently mine would not be...ideal.
    Bah, who keeps track of these things?  Statistics are silly.

    (Especially when you're at 13,000, pay no mind to the scoreboard.)
    datsunrobbie
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 236
    My Pick a Brick order arrived today! Now I an finish the detailing on the clock level. And now I'm just waiting on five more orders :) 
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    SumoLego said:
    blogzilly said:
    I read some post somewhere about ratios, apparently mine would not be...ideal.
    Bah, who keeps track of these things?  Statistics are silly.

    (Especially when you're at 13,000, pay no mind to the scoreboard.)
    I suppose I am grateful that we aren't pulling out our bricks to measure them.
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    @bookmum I save money by not collecting CMF, just a few per series I want, but then there's the S15 Frightening Knight / S16 Rogue army building * pulls out empty trouser pockets *. I never got seriously into Pokemon, but I was hooked on Magic the Gathering, so I can imagine. Many online stores have trading cards much cheaper than brick and mortar. coolstuffinc.com and trollandtoad.com are two I liked for MTG that also carry Pokemon. Does that help? In general I focus on the most cost-effective way to do something that I'm going to do anyway, separate from whether to do it or how I make money.

    @TheBigLegoski
    I run a BL store and get most of what I need from my own inventory or from buying sets and selling the rest. Occasionally I buy from other BL stores.
    A few cents each for new bricks is great. Specifically: I sell lime 1x2 2.5c, lime 1x3 4.5c, green 1x4 5.5c, lime 1x6 9c. I usually sell somewhat below site average, including those. I do have bulk discounts. So what you paid is about what I'd charge.
    [I ignored conversion for simplicity since EUR is worth only a few percent more than USD right now, and I don't know how the market is different beyond exchange rate.]
    I do sometimes use similar colors I already have or can buy cheaper to make a build easier.

    @blogzilly Some people care about brick size more than others.

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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    I think I just have fat fingers @chrisalddin because I keep making terrible typos lately. 
    I'm going to a pokemon cards trading event on Saturday @KingAlan - or rather taking daughter to one! Hopefully get some cards for free! 
    KingAlanI
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 448
    was surprised that one of the figs i got is just in the 3 digits price range on BL
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    How many minifigs really run in the three digits?
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,211
    An unexpected day off work today has meant I've been able to remove everything from my modular street table and get the new MDF sheets laid out. Its only going 16 studs wider to accommodate Assembly Square when I get it.

    On the downside, the reason for my day off was to wait in for the boiler engineer to replace a valve and to take my wifes car to our mechanic as the front suspension has collapsed. Just a £600 bill for today then!
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 448
    How many minifigs really run in the three digits?
    this one surprised me:
    http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?M=sw218&#T=P

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,429
    As a follow up to my rodent problem in my vehicle, I have successfully vanquished all offending critters. VENGEANCE IS MINE!

    ...now to decontaminate and sanitize 
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,249
    How many minifigs really run in the three digits?
    A lot. There are a few that I'm sure you're aware of (released in relatively common sets)... and plenty (not sold in sets) you probably are not :)
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    samiam391 said:
    How many minifigs really run in the three digits?
    A lot. There are a few that I'm sure you're aware of (released in relatively common sets)... and plenty (not sold in sets) you probably are not :)
    I think it's the other way around- I know about CC exclusives, giveaways, etc, but have never found a minifig in a set worth hundreds.
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Started poking through the charity shop bag my mum brought us, and I've already identified #7913...

    Also, my snake person lower torsos arrived, with the snake cult headgear! Gonna be a nice little Conan MOC one day...
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,249
    edited February 2017
    samiam391 said:
    How many minifigs really run in the three digits?
    A lot. There are a few that I'm sure you're aware of (released in relatively common sets)... and plenty (not sold in sets) you probably are not :)
    I think it's the other way around- I know about CC exclusives, giveaways, etc, but have never found a minifig in a set worth hundreds.
    I don't know what you mean by "other way around". 

    And to dispute your second point, I can think of several off the top of my head that were sold in sets worth over 3 digits. Whether that is in the current market today or previous markets that have since declined. 
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,356
    edited February 2017
    Off the top of my head: Cloud City Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker and if you are lucky to find the "smooth hair" Leia in your Tantive IV :) I still would like to know if there is a source that could tell me if my Tantive IV has a good chance of have that Leia; I bought it the first day it was released.

    Anyway, technically, Chrome Vader and C-3P0 were released "in sets" as well and they both go for a pretty penny; especially C-3P0.
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,249
    Pitfall69 said:
    Off the top of my head: Cloud City Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker and if you are lucky to find the "smooth hair" Leia in your Tantive IV :) I still would like to know if there is a source that could tell me if my Tantive IV has a good chance of have that Leia; I bought it the first day it was released.

    Anyway, technically, Chrome Vader and C-3P0 were released "in sets" as well and they both go for a pretty penny; especially C-3P0.
    Cloud City Luke Skywalker never really topped $100. You're probably thinking of Cloud City Lando which has topped $100 and can still be sold via BIN on eBay for that price or more although auctions tend to go for less.

    Smooth Leia is technically a misprint, but we can count her ;)

    Jango Fett from #7153 used to go for over $100, I sold quite a few back in the good ol' days. Since the release of the new figure he has settled down to about $60. Around 2010 you used to be able to get a CC Boba Fett for roughly $50 or less, but Jango Fett from 7153 was $100! Those prices have since dramatically reversed.

    Original Watto used to top $100 as well.

    I'll also give SprinkleOtter the benefit of the doubt on Vader and C-3PO... those were technically "giveaways". ;)

    But there are lots and lots of minifigures beyond just Comic Con exclusives and giveaways that are not well known with very small markets that cost 4 digits and sometimes 5. That's more what I was getting at @SprinkleOtter in terms of figures you probably have never heard about. Considering how much we spend on plastic 2 inch figures we're referred to as "crazies" by many ;)

    In truth, Comic Con exclusives and other giveaways are just barely scratching the surface of minifigure collecting.


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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    Exciting times today, as I have received three parcels each containing a new minifig hairpiece for my collection - Tina Goldstein and her lovely hat/bob combo,  the starlet hair in black on Chief O'Hara and Iva from Heartlake performance school with her braided up-do. Now waiting on Marceline to arrive later in the week.
    And Marceline has now arrived too! 
    I'm actively trying to collect every hairpiece in every colour now, not including hat/hair combos. Eventually I hope to have a display of them all, not unlike the Hall of Faces in the House of Black and White. (but focusing on hair). 
    A girl can try... 
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    ^Make some picture posts in the part collection thread, would be really cool to see. There are probably a lot of cool ways you could display them.
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Got out my Iron Man minifig collection last night to add the newest few and make some additional suit variations. After a quick count, realized I have 51 total (and #52 on the way). My first thought was "I should stop." My second thought was "I need two more of the newer War Machine to make...AHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

    I want to get to 100. There, I said it. I have a problem. But I also have no problem having a problem. So, no problem?
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    For those of you who know about Cinema Sins on YouTube, he has just covered The Lego Movie:



    He is completely and utterly wrong in quite a lot of his observations this time (which is unusual for him, normally he's just overly nitpicky for comedic effect).

    I might be biased though...
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  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    ^ Hah! Actually just watched it yesterday. BTW, 5:53 Why does the person on the wagon not have a rope or anything? Does he expect the horses not to run off? ;)

    And happy late 3 year anniversary to The LEGO Movie!
    MaffyD
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    edited February 2017
    Yesterday I ordered #76052 - Batman Classic TV Series, Batcave for £159.99 from Smyths. I had no intention of paying the retail price for this particular product however it's one that I wanted to own eventually.

    I'm still on the fence if I should keep it or return it and get something else, something that is higher on my wanted list or should I just wait to till LEGO announces new products.

    For someone who has built a Mighty Micro interpretation of the Batman '66 Batmobile and owns a sealed #30603 - Mr. Freeze ploybag doesn't help.

    Batman '66 Batmobile (Mighty Micro)
    https://flic.kr/p/EQsgj6
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,110
    MaffyD said:
    For those of you who know about Cinema Sins on YouTube, he has just covered The Lego Movie:



    He is completely and utterly wrong in quite a lot of his observations this time (which is unusual for him, normally he's just overly nitpicky for comedic effect).

    I might be biased though...
    I'm with you, I've seen a few of these and quite liked them but didn't even manage 2 minutes of that one.
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