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  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 314
    Personally I'd prefer it if the mods just stepped in if a topic went too off-track with memes instead of just banning them across the site. Y'know, a case-by-case thing instead of a blanket ban innit.

    Then again, I haven't looked in the UCS Falcon thread that apparently birthed this rule so I dunno the exact reasons why it's now a thing.
    snowhitiecatwranglerClutchPower
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 729





    Legoboy said

    IMO the site is fine with or without the memes (I couldn't care less), but I can understand why the worst offenders might be upset with the sudden rule change




    Would a transitional period really make any difference? 

    At the end of the day, it's Huw's site, Huw's rules. I think it's sad that some people seem to think that the memes etc are the only unique thing about this site. 


    Not the only unique thing... it's just one of the unique things about this site...it's why i joined over the 'others'..and to start picking it apart because someone got a bit huffy over the extra 1000th of a second it would take to scroll past the 'very' occasional meme or gif on a particular rumour thread seems a little pointless..if its not pornographic..if its not religious..if its not bullying then its not a problem,how on earth could it be...
    SprinkleOttercatwrangler
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 356

    My LEGO Status the past few days, playing more LEGO Star Wars TFA after leaving it for a time. I always have to, TT make excellent games, but they also make excellent enablers. Every time I play a LEGO TT Video Game it makes me want to buy more LEGO Product, and LEGO Star Wars has become highly expensive since the new movies hit making it nearly impossible to continue buying as willy-nilly as I did in the past.

    I fear the Marvel games when I get to them in the next little while will do just as well. AFOLS be warned, if you buy your kids a LEGO TT Video Game expect a huge jump in demand for models to build after they start playing.

  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,050
    Status today is trying to find time to finish #10253 Big Ben. I'm only just starting bags 3. There's a lot of little pieces in this build and it sure takes a while.

    I must finish it before I buy The NASA rocket on June 1st.
    snowhitieLegopantsomniumClutchPowerMegtheCat
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,116
    I didn't realise memes were such a big problem. But now they are gone, is it time for a resurgence of the arguments on the reseller thread or is Little Timmy still in his dark ages?
    SumoLegoSprinkleOtterBumblepantsIceCreamClonecatwranglerClutchPowerVorpalRyugmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263
    Or maybe another whirl at the Market Street non-modular argument?
    SprinkleOtterjosekalelcatwranglerVorpalRyugmonkey76
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 524

    CCC said:

    I didn't realise memes were such a big problem. But now they are gone, is it time for a resurgence of the arguments on the reseller thread or is Little Timmy still in his dark ages?


    whats the reason for your userpic change?
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    So this is the first time I've actually wandered into this thread, and I can see that the new meme policy is causing a stir.

    For my part, I don't mind them when they actually add to the topic being discussed. An example I could think of is after the Carousel designer video with the space slug, if someone had posted a picture of Boromir with a caption of "A Lego designer does not simply carry a cardboard space slug for no reason." I would have found that highly amusing and adding to the conversation.

    On the other hand, as that thread definitely seems to be the root cause of this issue, I found that it got a bit obnoxious. For my part, it did sort of seem like those that already had the UCS Millennium Falcon were hoping that another would not be forthcoming, and a lot of posts feel more like trying to dash people's hopes than add meaningful discussion. I never saw what purpose that really served. What's wrong with letting a bunch of people hope for something and discuss what they'd like to see should it happen?

    I think a more reasonable solution is that admins/mods simply step in when something gets out of hand. I think a total ban outside of the Off-Topic section was a bit of an overreaction, but at the same time I'm noticing a lot of people overreacting to the new policy as well. Maybe I'm just an idealist, but Huw has always seemed very reasonable to me and I think some simple conversation would lead to a solution that everyone can agree on. Instead, I'm noticing a lot of overreaction, instead of "This seems a bit much, perhaps we could discuss a better solution? For example, what if we used this policy instead..."

    Just my personal thoughts on the matter. 
    sid3windrsnowhitieClutchPowerSumoLegogmonkey76
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    LEGO Status:

    It's a big deal when you come to the realization that doing a MOC requires a lot of work, parts, effort, and detailing. After somewhat finishing the first floor of my #31050 MOC, I still need floor tiling (I had never realized how important it was until yesterday, when I felt the building needed something else) and seating (oddly, I don't find it easy).

    However, to know that you really created something somewhat unique (after all, it's a MOD/MOC of #31050) it's extremely gratifying. 

    A question for all of you...overall, in y'alls experience, is it really that much cheaper to buy bricks from Bricklink than LEGO's PAB?
    catwranglerClutchPowerTheBigLegoski
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,559

    josekalel said:

    LEGO Status:

    It's a big deal when you come to the realization that doing a MOC requires a lot of work, parts, effort, and detailing. After somewhat finishing the first floor of my #31050 MOC, I still need floor tiling (I had never realized how important it was until yesterday, when I felt the building needed something else) and seating (oddly, I don't find it easy).

    However, to know that you really created something somewhat unique (after all, it's a MOD/MOC of #31050) it's extremely gratifying. 

    A question for all of you...overall, in y'alls experience, is it really that much cheaper to buy bricks from Bricklink than LEGO's PAB?


    It really just comes down to what color and size tiles you want. Less popular (often the bright ones) will be cheaper on BL. For more in demand colors like dark stone grey I always use bricks and pieces or PAB as it is cheaper there.
    josekalelomniumcatwrangler
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 823


    josekalel said:

    A question for all of you...overall, in y'alls experience, is it really that much cheaper to buy bricks from Bricklink than LEGO's PAB?



    Also, if you want a lot of certain parts, you might have to take out several orders from BL, all requiring P&P and hassle tracking them and so on. If the price difference isn't huge on [email protected], I'll go there to save effort.
    josekalelcatwrangler
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    Adding to the above, I regularly order from B&P/PAB when I'm ordering from [email protected], either to bump the cost over the free shipping minimum, or to save on shipping by combining it (as the PAB/B&P also becomes free shipping at that point).
    josekalelcatwrangleromnium
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,532
    Status: Happy to finally get my hands on the buildable R2D2. And my Battle on Scarif sets. 
    omnium
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,798
    It's just people at the opposite ends of the conversation textural medium spectrum rubbing up against each other. It'll be ok.
    bandit778catwrangler
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413

    Venunder said:

    Status: Happy to finally get my hands on the buildable R2D2. And my Battle on Scarif sets



    Mine arrived today too, debating if I should open them both and make a larger landing platform!
    omnium
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,492
    I don't often find memes particularly funny. to me it's more like something you do to be hip.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    edited May 2017
    Now there's no denying I didn't build Assembly Square, but that I built a Mexican Plaza (the totem is a gift from my brother)... 



    For anyone wondering, it's a replica from an Atlante de Tula, in the Parque Nacional de Tula, in Tula de Allende, state of Hidalgo, in Mexico. 
    catwranglerTheBigLegoskisnowhitieBumblepantsstluxLegopantssid3windrClutchPower
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,745


    My current status: master of minifigure balancing
    (FYI: no funny business was involved! Nor any monkey business.)


    Then @Pitfall69 and @SumoLego weren't involved!
    TheBigLegoskiSumoLegoYodalicioussnowhitieClutchPowergmonkey76
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 823

    mmozzano said:



    Venunder said:


    Status: Happy to finally get my hands on the buildable R2D2. And my Battle on Scarif sets






    Mine arrived today too, debating if I should open them both and make a larger landing platform!



    My 2 x Scarif + R2 order arrived yesterday too. And I have the intention of combining them into one. Whether I get around to it is a different matter ;)
    mmozzanoTheBigLegoski
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    @omnium I'm going to set myself a challenge and open the two and see what I can do with just the parts available from the two sets. Should be an interesting challenge 
    Johnyk668omnium
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,051

    Fondling completed.
    Series 17 debagged and ready for display :-)
    (Butterfly Girl is still my fave.)

    josekalelstluxdspigelbookmumMegtheCatClutchPowerTheBigLegoski
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 370
    status: Breaking down all the built sets, and put into zip-lock bags and then into storage boxes.
    I will be moving in about 2 months, and there`s a lot of un-building to do. I`m afraid that if I move them built, a whole bunch of bits and pieces will be lost. It`s a tiresome and un-fun work and my fingers hurt like hell after 4 hours of breaking down sets. And I don`t think I did even 10%.
    On the other hand, I`m looking forward to building them back once I move, and finding them new display spaces and organize them better.
    LegopantsdspigelcatwranglerJudgeChuckClutchPowerTheBigLegoskiMaffyD
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 823
    edited May 2017
    doh! double post :-O
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,647
    Bit of a quiet couple of weeks LEGO wise, its all been about the Sainsburys Create the World cards. Now we've got three complete sets its back to the bricks!


  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 898
    Following an exhausting day at Edinbrick might be time for a Lego holiday before starting to plan next year!
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 370
    edited May 2017
    while breaking down luke`s speeder set I noticed the piece in the picture. I wonder why I didn`t notice it when I built it 2 months ago...maybe my son put that piece, as we were building together. It doesn`t seem broken, it just seems a manufacturing defect. Did any of you guys see anything similar?
    omniumIceCreamCloneClutchPower
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,532
    That is a rare brick. Could be worth nothing.. :)
    Except to those very rare collectors of deformed or mis-made bricks.

    Quality control at TLG usually sends them back to the melting pot for re-casting ....
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    @arathemis
    It's rare but I had a similar issue with an element in Palace Cinema and with a white plate in the Snowman from a few xmas' ago. 

    Let LEGO know. They'll want to trace that back and ensure it's even rarer - ie not to occur again. They'll very likely thank you too aswell as replacing it for you.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263
    I'm wondering how this project hasn't been immediately approved, produced and available at TRU already.

    @samiam391 - 45%

    SprinkleOttercatwrangler
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    Finished my #31050 MOC... Not completely satisfied, and it needs a lot of work on the interior, but I can't complain for my first MOC (more photos in the appropriate thread). 




    IceCreamCloneClutchPowerLegopantsTheBigLegoskicatwrangler
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 831
    LEGO status today: Realising that I can finally afford to buy the Assembly Square by the end of July, after finally clearing most of my other commitments. Woohoo!
    ClutchPowerTheBigLegoskisnowhitiecatwrangler
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,051
    ^ I'm salivating! 
    SumoLego
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,532
    I'm Building Assembly Square today and really wishing TLG had given us a Peal Silver Brick Separator for this Anniversary set, instead of the standard orange one.

    The build is very intricate in places. With some good new techniques and parts. I like the bits that are inspired by previous modular buildings too. :) 
    josekalelomnium
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,798

    SumoLego said:

    I'm wondering how this project hasn't been immediately approved, produced and available at TRU already.



    No helicopter.
    datsunrobbieJennibandit778gmonkey76
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,492
    we should have a picture of the saturn V next to a person
    catwrangler
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Finally completed CMF Series 4 - got the elusive Hazmat Guy.
    LegopantsIceCreamCloneClutchPower
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,524

    Fauch said:

    we should have a picture of the saturn V next to a person


    Check out @DeMontes review over at New Elementary...
    catwranglerDeMontes
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263
    I forgot my crowbar today, so I couldn't steal a Yellow Submarine or a U-Wing from the TRU secured detention block.



    redarmystluxomniumPitfall69IceCreamCloneYodaliciousMegtheCatClutchPower
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,315
    Guessing they've had a few issues with theft? Surprised they haven't started doing that here, finding damaged boxes or catching people in the act of stealing Lego products is a regular thing for us.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,263

    VorpalRyu said:

    Guessing they've had a few issues with theft? Surprised they haven't started doing that here, finding damaged boxes or catching people in the act of stealing Lego products is a regular thing for us.


    It was originally one case - it just grew to three recently.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 729

    SumoLego said:

    I forgot my crowbar today, so I couldn't steal a Yellow Submarine or a U-Wing from the TRU secured detention block.





    A crowbar is not very subtle now is it?...what you need is a glass cutter or the ability to pick locks...
    SumoLego
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 448

    SumoLego said:

    I forgot my crowbar today, so I couldn't steal a Yellow Submarine or a U-Wing from the TRU secured detention block.





    At least your TRU looks stocked. Mine always looks like the bread isle before a natural disaster.
    tomahawker
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 370
    How is that glass helping with anthing? Let`s say someone wants to steal a bag/minifig out of that MF box. He asks the helper there to give him a box to put in his cart and buy it. He goes on and shop around some more. In between some other isles (let`s say playmobil) He opens it and gets the bag/minifig he wants. I leave the MF box somewhere and walk out of the store.

    Seems just silly to put locked glasses.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,348
    It's an extra step for them to have to take, each additional step acts as a slight deterrent- unfortunately the same is true for paying customers. chances are sales will be missed because people can't be bothered to go find someone to open the door for them
    catwrangler
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