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  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^I can like that because of Dak, but I shouldn't because that meme is awful. You have much to learn young padawan.
    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

    Nonetheless, there isn't an obvious way to meld double points, dabbing and Dak Prescott into a simple meme.  

    And I think a quadratic equation joke would be a bit much...
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 481
    edited February 2017
    At the moment, I'm mostly taking apart my most recent builds and sorting them into my usual boxes, bags and drawers. This has made me think of something I hadn't thought of before and I'd like to ask others:

    How do store your printed pieces so they don't end up having the images scratched off by other pieces? How do you store minifig parts with printing that you don't have on display so they don't have the same problem?

    Would it be best to take a large baseplate and stick the tiles on there or does anyone have a better way to keep them in good condition without using too much storage space?

    If this is something that should be moved to a separate thread, I'll open a new one.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,813
    ^Printed parts seem to hold up very well without special care, based on the condition of parts in my own collection. Most of my LEGO is purchased used from thrift stores, so I've seen a lot of parts that that have had a rough life. Printing on LEGO parts seems to hold up very well unless a real effort is made to remove it, like with acetone or sandpaper.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    ^ yeah, I can just see him tickling (or strangling) the guard ;)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
    There should atleast be one stud separation.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    Tried ringing customer service about my Avenjet canopy, but they were very busy and I get jittery on hold so have decided to call them back. Unhelpfully, when you try to sort this kind of thing out online, the only options it leads you to are to buy a replacement for a brick that "has broken", not to be sent a replacement for something that was faulty when you bought it... I see why everyone always advises ringing them!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
    Pitfall69 said:
    SumoLego said:
    There should atleast be one stud separation.
    I don't think I could fit in between them ;)
    I set them up, you knock 'em down.
  • Jern92Jern92 Member Posts: 890
    edited February 2017
    Tried ringing customer service about my Avenjet canopy, but they were very busy and I get jittery on hold so have decided to call them back. Unhelpfully, when you try to sort this kind of thing out online, the only options it leads you to are to buy a replacement for a brick that "has broken", not to be sent a replacement for something that was faulty when you bought it... I see why everyone always advises ringing them!
    They do send me replacement bricks for free when something breaks in my LEGO sets. I never get asked to pay for them.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    Legoboy said:
    The joke of it is we've left it for Jar Jar to collect us from the airport on 1st April.  I must be mad.

    ^ I don't deny it, it was me and Mickey.  Death by Disney Castle.
    April 1st huh? "Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?"
  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    Tried ringing customer service about my Avenjet canopy, but they were very busy and I get jittery on hold so have decided to call them back. Unhelpfully, when you try to sort this kind of thing out online, the only options it leads you to are to buy a replacement for a brick that "has broken", not to be sent a replacement for something that was faulty when you bought it... I see why everyone always advises ringing them!
    I've never been on the phone with Lego, yet I've ordered and received a few replacement pieces via at no charge at all. Are you following the right path? :)

    Go to -> click Bricks & Pieces > click Faulty bricks (not sure of the wording as it actually says "kapotte steentjes" here...)
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    Thanks, @sid3windr! I was actually there, but the phrasing  ("order", "Broken Bricks" > "if a brick has broken") gave me the impression I'd be charged and that it was for replacing bricks I'd damaged, rather than ones that were faulty out of the box! That's saved me more time on hold!
  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    Well, I think they even will replace bricks you broke during build.. at least that's how it sounded to me. Luckily I've never had any brick break in any way (knock on wood). Just had a few missing ones :)
  • josekaleljosekalel Member Posts: 682
    Got my little shipment...Not as impressive as most, but can't complain. 

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,335
    Getting replacements for defective parts is phrased like an order, but it's free. probably makes sense for TLG to use the same system as for Bricks and Pieces orders. sometimes customer service puts in free [email protected] orders, same idea.

    Somewhat amusing conversation with a BL buyer
    He felt bad about ordering just one of a 19c part, so he ordered all 3 I had. I said this was nothing compared to some orders - yes, a single 1x1 stud or something like that. That's why I have a handling charge, so I can afford small orders. No gas - I print labels, leave packages out for the mailman or put them in mailboxes I pass anyway. It is fun, but there's a lot of work behind it.
  • brumeybrumey Member Posts: 1,002
    edited February 2017
    i wasnt able to use my vip points 2 days agoe... so i decided to let assembly square sit in basket for another day.
    today they ran out of disco batmans...
    well... guess i m gonna wait for double vip now to get my asembly square.

    when is double vip point time again ? i m not able to find any lego store calendars here in austria... i always end up on the german or US lego site.
    is there a calendar for central europe maybe ?
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat Member Posts: 431

    @brumey - the german calender offers are valid for Austria & Switzerland as well, if I remember correctly.

  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    @brumey The Store Calendar is the same everywhere in Europe - the only difference is the language/currency used.

    No Double VIP announced in the March-April Store Calendar:
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,335
    gas as short for gasoline does seem odd sometimes, partly since it's a liquid. maybe the brits are onto something calling it 'petrol'. I ride a bike and sometiems take the bus anyway.

    apparently the national promo supplies are separate, #30607 still available on US [email protected] (and they've had #30546 available long past the 15th)

    A couple days ago, I sorted through my box of clone brand bricks (partly to reuse the box as my LEGO inventory expands). got rid of the BestLock (recycled plastic trashed rubber), separated the TYCO (1 6.5x3.25 bag) and MegaBloks (2 10.5x10.5 and a 7x7.75 bag). found a few real LEGO and some non-building-block items. disassembled some piles of bricks, finally a use for the orange brick separator.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Welcome back @bandit778 , I was thinking I'd not seen you around that much lately. Glad you got some of the backlog out of the way. Looks pretty cool alltogether!

    I'll tell bendy you said hi.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,335
    Too much time working and shopping, not enough time with what you already have, a common problem
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,335
    While at Marshalls looking for LEGO, I also got a tin of Walkers shortbread for $7. (will get to how that's LEGO related) I didn't see weight info (tag came off), so I used the pocket scale I carry for CMFs. The bags of cookies weighed 9.2oz (261g), so my guess is 8.8oz (250g). Small containers are useful for small LEGO. And Walkers is also a quality but expensive product, so one had to watch for deals.

    Got a [email protected] order today which included a Black Widow keychain. ordered it to have enough for a promo, may as well use it. small and light compared to my previous key ring, hope I don't lose it. didn't bother putting on a couple keys I rarely ever use. for what I do use, the ring was so tight it was hard to fit the bigger key heads. Ask Hawkeye about that. :P Speaking of sexualizing her, did TLG really need to print clear lines for her breasts?
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    ^Most excellent.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,461
    @TheOneVeyronian several Riddler story lines involve sending riddles either as written questions or as gifts so it works for me 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,540
    edited February 2017
    ^I have been wondering about the big Laundry room in the Arkham set. There seems to be so much detail and so many bricks devoted to it I can't help but think early cuts of the film must have used it in the plot somehow.
  • omniumomnium Member Posts: 831
    @snowhitie, that's awesome!! It put a smile on my face :-)
    @iso3200 you're a superstar!!

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    @snowhitie , at first, I thought the DVD was S&M instructions ;)
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,335
    @snowhitie wish I could see the pics, am on mobile, anyone else having technical difficulties?

    Arkham has only 4 cells? No wonder batvillains keep escaping. But seriously, LEGO sets often don't have room for the number of people that would use the thing for real.

    Might be hard to rinse paper ice cream tubs to be clean enough for LEGO. And what size are they? Half gallons might be too deep to be easy to use for tiny parts.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    @KingAlanI They're not paper here (or rather, only the expensive brands are, and we don't buy those!) - plastic rinses easily enough, and they're mostly 500ml or a litre, which is a nice in-between size. I've got a couple of Lunar Boxes that I use for the really tiny parts; I'm hoping the ice cream tubs will be good for sorting out sub-categories of 2xX bricks, and various things like wheels, doors, windows etc...
  • madejp86madejp86 Member Posts: 287
    So I think I have a problem, it's only been 4 days and I already have most of the new speed champion sets: the Bugatti, the Mercedes, the two Fords and the Ferrari development center. Not a huge fan of indy but the other sets are boss
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    @KingAlanI I usually make pics a bit smaller but forgot this time, sorry, maybe that's the reason?

    If you put plastic iceCream tubs in the dishwasher you are pretty sure they are clean ;)

    @Pitfall69 I have to admit at first glance I wondered about the name too :)

    @catwrangler thanks!

    @omnium I agree totally.
  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    edited February 2017
    What a totally awesome supermum brickhead :) I hope you feel better soon @snowhitie !
  • josekaleljosekalel Member Posts: 682
    As I read the post and looked at the photos, I had to remind myself "I'm a Vulcan, Vulcans don't cry...I'm a Vulcan, Vulcans don't cry..."
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,335
    With the [email protected] promos this month, TLG really doesn't like me having cash on hand. :P

    Here only cheap bulk ice cream comes in plastic, like gallon (3.785L) round tubs. I'm in a supermarket right now, so this was easy to check.
    1.5 quart (1.42L) rectangular paper is standard for various brands. Over the years they shrunk from half gallon cartons rather than raise price.
    Premium stuff is that quantity or 1 pint (473ml) in paper cylinders.
  • omniumomnium Member Posts: 831
    edited February 2017
    Mrs Omnium and me have just finished building our first ever modular building, Pet Store. Mrs Omnium complained that one flat has a no kitchen and has a toilet but no sink to wash your hands; the other has a kitchen, including sink, but no toilet. The paupers conditions of those poor Lego citizens! Someone should start a campaign to have their living conditions improved.
    But at least the toilet has a door, which is better than the toilet in the RV and house from #31052 Vacation Getaways :-)
  • mldj77mldj77 Member Posts: 63
    I gotta represent my city. New Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia opening in April. This 9 foot tall display of One Liberty Place will be one of the models featured there. 
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