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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,539
    ^ To be fair, he is at the scene of the crime. 

    My Lego status is feeling a bit undecided. There's eight weeks to go until the Great Western Brick Show and I want to build a couple of new models for it but can't decide what to do. I've got loads of ideas (too many), some I've been thinking about for months, but now I have had a new idea that I'm leaning towards instead and abandoning the original plan.
    Just need to make a decision and get on with actually building!! 
    LegopantssnowhitieSalamalexstluxSumoLego
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 274
    ^^ And he does look guilty. 
    @LostInTranslation I know that feeling only too well.
    SumoLego
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,274
    My visits to my closest Lego store are rather infrequent (1x/quarter?), which is not helpful in reminding me to take a PAB cup with me. When in the store, I then didn't get a new cup as I thought it was silly to pay EUR 0.75 again.

    Realising this was probably rather silly of me, I calculated the value of this weekend's PAB cup. (For once I didn't forget!) Looks like ordering these parts from PAB online would have set me back EUR 68. Only EUR 25 from BL, but having to pay for P&P from multiple sellers would have eaten into those savings.

    So lesson learnt for me: don't forget the PAB cup. If I do forget it, just pay the EUR 0.75 for a new one.
    bandit778sid3windrSalamalexomniumKingAlanI
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,007
    edited August 2017
    ^ and the next time you go, take 2 cups to fill saving EUR 1.5.  ;)
    stluxsid3windr
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 643
    Started opening my Ninjago Movie cmf's to find this little misprint. 
    Bricklover18LostInTranslation
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    edited August 2017
    Misprint?  You got the rare winking variant!
    All_That_RocksAdzbadboyLEGO_Dad77davetheoxygenman
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 442
    Started opening my Ninjago Movie cmf's to find this little misprint. 
    N-Pop Girl/Two-Face
    stluxsid3windr
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,388
    @stlux My local store will dump the PAB cup in a plastic bag and give you the credit, it doesn't hurt to ask if yours will.
    stluxsid3windromniumKingAlanI
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,658
    Started opening my Ninjago Movie cmf's to find this little misprint. 
    If you complain to Lego, they should give you a replacement.
    bookmum
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,903
    Oooh some long wanted figs have arrived!

    Sooooo happy with Kit Fisto, Paploo and the main gungan, shout-out to @TheOneVeyronian, they are all in great condition.


    dspigelFowlerBricksbandit778JenniLego_StarBricklover18
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,011
    Last day on the south coast today - back to Northants tomorrow. 
    Fantastic weather once again. Decided to spend a few hours in Brighton today. Popped in at the Lego Store - not wanting to incur Mrs Legopants' wrath, thought it prudent not to buy anything, having bought a couple of juicy sets there last Saturday :-) 

    bookmumLostInTranslationbandit778FowlerBricksTheBigLegoski
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    The Brighton Pavillon (building that @legopants is standing in front of) would be a great building to build out of lego.
    LegopantsLostInTranslation
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,725
    You opened It!  :/
    snowhitie
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    Legoboy said:
    You opened It!  :/
    why you make that sound like a bad thing?
    snowhitiestluxJern92
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,903
    @chrisalddin he does do that,@legoboy and I are very different collectors - you should have seen him roll his eyes when he realised I opened and built the snow-white set within minutes of getting it ;)

    Just saw my first ninjago CMF'S in the shop but didn't get tempted at all, they were even 4,49 euro (Bart Smit mark-up) but I'm sure I won't be that strong in a more sensible shop.
    stluxLegoboybandit778catwranglersid3windrSirBenFowlerBricks
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    snowhitie said:
    @chrisalddin he does do that,@legoboy and I are very different collectors - you should have seen him roll his eyes when he realised I opened and built the snow-white set within minutes of getting it ;)

    Just saw my first ninjago CMF'S in the shop but didn't get tempted at all, they were even 4,49 euro (Bart Smit mark-up) but I'm sure I won't be that strong in a more sensible shop.
    i build stuff to, when i get it to. when i don't have a backlog.
    what's the point of buying a set and not building it. if i get a set and i have free time to build it. why not. it not like i just spent the last 24 hours waiting for my order to ship. following it as it travels from Cardiff, all the way to the middle of England and then on to ware i live, waiting at the door for the man in the normally wight van to pull up. only to find it's not the van with my set on board, and wait a little more. before i at least get my hand's on said set. no it not like i do that every time i place an order, no not at all............
    that was last week btw. 
    LEGO_Dad77MegtheCatcatwranglerSalamalex
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,725
    ^ Depends on the set.

    There will be some sets that even some builders will have trouble breaking open.  Of course, most of what leaves my mouth is said in jest and sure it is okay to open most average sets, but I have a whole bunch of exclusive stuff I wouldn't ever dream of laying a human finger on.
    bandit778SumoLegoOnebricktoomany
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    Legoboy said:
    ^ Depends on the set.

    There will be some sets that even some builders will have trouble breaking open.  Of course, most of what leaves my mouth is said in jest and sure it is okay to open most average sets, but I have a whole bunch of exclusive stuff I wouldn't ever dream of laying a human finger on.
    so your going to buy 2 copy's of the Maybe new UCS falcon set?
    Onebricktoomany
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 643
    Started opening my Ninjago Movie cmf's to find this little misprint. 
    If you complain to Lego, they should give you a replacement.
    They say they will but won't guarantee same figure :)
    SumoLegoOnebricktoomany
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Deeply, deeply grateful to past!me for rescuing all my Lego from Mum's house. Just discovered she's given my extensive Sylvanian Families collection to charity, to say nothing of most of my X-Men and Terminator figures, and let's not even speak of the Transformers G1 stuff...

    She's downsizing, and basically panicked amidst the boxes and went, "Yes, catwrangler said that could go!" to the man collecting some stuff from her for a charity warehouse. I'd actually said no such thing, but she's in full house-sale/purchase/moving stress mode (many of you will have been there and will understand), so we suspect it was a case of "That wardrobe I brought this guy out to collect turned out not to be suitable, must give him something! Yes! Those boxes!" 

    It's just stuff. But argh. *hugs Lego*
    omniumTheOriginalSimonB
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 420
    @catwrangler Sounds like the premise of Toy Story 3!
    catwrangler
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,725
    Legoboy said:
    ^ Depends on the set.

    There will be some sets that even some builders will have trouble breaking open.  Of course, most of what leaves my mouth is said in jest and sure it is okay to open most average sets, but I have a whole bunch of exclusive stuff I wouldn't ever dream of laying a human finger on.
    so your going to buy 2 copy's of the Maybe new UCS falcon set?
    I don't own two copies of anything, I don't think.  Taj and #7191 X-wing actually but nothing else.  The new MF won't be exclusive so will happily open and build it, so long as I don't leave it 10 years once it's value and quadrupled.  Really want to build my Green Grocer but can't face the loss in value.  Smaller sets I don't mind though.  Opened a sealed UCS Batmobile last October.  Didn't bat an eyelid.  Exclusive and rare stuff though, no.  No no no.
    bandit778SumoLegoOnebricktoomany
  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    @catwrangler I was so annoyed at the teenage me who said yes ok we will sell my sylvanian families collection, which wasn't very big. Just the little house and a few babies with pram, oh and the Green furniture. I also rescued my Lego collection when they was clearing the house out.
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Looks from your username like you're just a year older than me, @legonut80! I loved the green furniture; there's a few surviving bits of it in our dolls' house, which Mum saved, but it looks so far to be pretty random contents...
    legonut80
  • JRLJRL UKMember Posts: 86
    @Legoboy out of interest, what sort of sets would you define as exclusive? Lego exclusives? Or special limited sets? (for fear of demonstrating my newbie status...)
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,501
    The only thing I have to say to people who buy Lego or anything and don't open it. 
    Sell it now....
    When civilisation collapses. Only water, antibiotics, salt and maybe gold will have any value. 
    LegopantsSalamalexdatsunrobbie
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,725
    edited August 2017
    JRL said:
    @Legoboy out of interest, what sort of sets would you define as exclusive? Lego exclusives? Or special limited sets? (for fear of demonstrating my newbie status...)
    Usually something non-retail that can't be found in a shop.  A LEGO Duck for example, or something from SDCC.  Or maybe something signed and irreplaceable at any cost.  A set given to me by a friend.

    And then you ask how many mint and sealed Tajs there are out there.  Possibly not as desirable as the Falcon, but I suspect there's a lot fewer about and it gets to the point that it would both be stupid and almost criminal to break the seals.  Imagine owning the last EVER sealed Construct-a-Zurg on the planet.  Who would in their right mind open it?

    Venunder said:
    The only thing I have to say to people who buy Lego or anything and don't open it. 
    Sell it now....
    When civilisation collapses. Only water, antibiotics, salt and maybe gold will have any value. 
    For me it's more about being the proud owner of something desirable in my possession/collection than having extra cash in the safe.  And not forgetting that my collection is currently worth double or maybe triple what I paid for it.  Maybe I'll reconsider things when it looks like the market is going to crash but I'm happy for the time being.
    SumoLegoLego_Starbandit778Bumblepants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,355
    Once could apply that rationale to just about anything, even gold, @Venunder.

    If civilization collapses, bullets will probably the most prized commodity.  And zombie repellant.
    LegoboyOnebricktoomanyYodalicious
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    ^ I have a construct-a-buzz swd (sealed with dents) with it's exclusive reduced price sticker, does that count? ;o)
    SumoLegobandit778LegoboyBumblepantsYodalicious
  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    Yes you're right about my age @catwrangler I've not been creative with my username. When I saw the new sylvanians stuff I thought it was a bit strange but now my daughter has more of it than I used to and I still love those little tiny pieces. 
    catwrangler
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,725
    Lego_Star said:
    ^ I have a construct-a-buzz swd (sealed with dents) with it's exclusive reduced price sticker, does that count? ;o)
    No.  Once civilisation collapses and you're out of repellent and bullets, the zombies will be coming after your beaten up Zurg leaving mine as the very very last.  [apart from the million others out there]  But after they're all gone and my Zurg up in the loft is the last, you'll all be wanting to trade your Ultimate UCS Falcon for it.
    Lego_StarSumoLegobandit778catwranglerOnebricktoomany
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    edited August 2017
    ^  Buzz. Zurg. Potato Po..Tah..Toe! :D
    :oP
    Onebricktoomany
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,355
    Legoboy said:
    ... [o]nce civilisation collapses and you're out of repellent and bullets...
    I'll be saved by my Galidor action figures.
    M_BossBumblepantsbandit778catwranglerLego_Star
  • JRLJRL UKMember Posts: 86
    Global apocalypse aside, I wanted to get my Old Fishing Store signed in London on 24 Aug (I assume they will release a few days early in store for the event) but will then have a signed set I'll really, really want to build...
    catwrangler
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 274
    edited August 2017
    Just buy two, it's not like they're pricy. ;)
    SumoLegogmonkey76sid3windr
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Oh @catwrangler that is heartbreaking. I hope it all ended up at loving homes. I am still traumatised by my mum making me throw away my vast collection of Mandy, Nikki and Beano comics. That incident happened in 1991 and I'm still not over it. 
    LegopantscatwranglerMegtheCat
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Heading home today after 3 months, I can't wait to finish my assembly square and Mini Cooper 
    BumblepantsClutchPowerTheOriginalSimonBOnebricktoomany
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Today was a sad day for us, daughter and I had to pack up/disassemble/store some sets to make the display shelf my wife let us get look less cluttered.  I mean she was nice enough to let us pack a 5x5 Kallax unit with our sets, but then ruined it by demanding organization.  
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,658
    snowhitie said:
    @chrisalddin he does do that,@legoboy and I are very different collectors - you should have seen him roll his eyes when he realised I opened and built the snow-white set within minutes of getting it ;)

    Just saw my first ninjago CMF'S in the shop but didn't get tempted at all, they were even 4,49 euro (Bart Smit mark-up) but I'm sure I won't be that strong in a more sensible shop.
    Who wouldn't build a set within minutes of getting it?
    LegoboysnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,725
    ^ I honestly don't know where everybody gets the time.  When the kids finally leave home in 2050 something, I should be able to open and build a set or two.

    Actually, I'll probably be dead by then at which point if the market continues the way it is, the kids won't have a mortgage to worry about when they sell  off the sealed collection.  Bastards!!
    Bumblepantsbandit778Yodaliciousgmonkey76M_Boss
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,007
    Who wouldn't build a set within minutes of getting it?
    I like the enthusiasm and I would love to be able to do this but since getting back into the hobby I have probably amassed more unopened sets than I have opened ones.

    Having a job and a better half to take into consideration when planning down time means the actual building has to be done as and when I get a spare few moments (which like many others doesn't happen that often).

    A prime example was #76023.

    I brought this about six months before it went EOL purely because it looked like an interesting build and didn't want to miss out on the set. I actually got round to building it 3 or 4 weeks ago. 
    omniumsnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 643
    @bandit778 don't feel too bad about it. I got mine for Xmas 2015 and have still not built it :)
    bandit778
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,274
    With a little help from a friend's soldering iron, Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman was released from his chain. He seems quite happy about it.


    bandit778LegopantsYodalicioussnowhitieSalamalex
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,011
    Mooched around MK for a couple of hours today. 
    Called in at my "local" Lego Store, but didn't buy anything. Did get a stamp in my passport though :-)) 

    khmellymelstluxbookmumbandit778GothamConstructionCosnowhitiesid3windr
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