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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,461
    After looking at the Friends contest winner on the front page I started to wonder: Are fountains overtaking helicopters and lighthouses? Someone should research this.
    omniumgmonkey76catwrangler
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,769
    Excellent news Mel.  Very very pleased for you.  :)
    khmellymelLego_Starkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,063
    Salamalex said:
    Just buy two, it's not like they're pricy. ;)
    Probably even cheaper by the dozen.
    Salamalexgmonkey76kiki180703
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 307
    Oh crap, I just realised the great big volume sign in the middle of that haha!
    MaffyDkiki180703
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,674
    If I don't have time, then I just make time. #21125 was one of those builds. Running back an forth between building and doing other stuff. Took longer than usual, but I got it built.
    Onebricktoomany
  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    I've become the buy it and build it one day when I can. 6 children and the last 2 being twins means time is filled with so much other stuff. I did build the little friends box thing the other day though so that's a start :)
    LEGO_Dad77
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    stlux said:
    He seems quite happy about it.
    ITYM chuffed. ;)
    stluxMaffyDricecake
  • FrequencyFrequency Member Posts: 71
    Picking up vintage Town, Space, and Pirates. 
    LEGO_Dad77catwrangler
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,129
    edited August 2017
    Just noticed the amount of stickers that need to be applied to #70612 (I count ten stickers down one side so I presume it's much the same on the other side as well).

    Beginning to regret ordering this as for Mr fat thumbs here, that is a lot of opportunities to mess things up.      
    :(
    BumblepantsMegtheCat
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    edited August 2017


    Happy to finally be able to take and share a photo of these lovely goodies that a team of AFOL friends made sure got to me last week: I managed to miss a get together a week past Saturday. (Note to self: dumbassPad doesn't delete photos properly for 30 days, remember).

    Huge happy thanks to @khmellymel @CommanderRaab @GoldJono and @FraserDall.

    Yay! The little red man is finally mine!!!!!!!!!!

    Loving the ooooh oooooh trans blue elements in #40245 too! :D
    https://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-622743
    BumblepantsLEGO_Dad77khmellymelsnowhitieomniumcatwrangler
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,874
    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?
    If I built every set I bought as soon as I got it I could easily see my spending habits getting out of hand… as it is, I tend to buy several sets in one go (usually when there's a good deal of some kind) and spread the building fun out for as long as I can so I don't feel the need to keep buying more sets on impulse!
    bandit778FowlerBricksKerre
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,674
    ^Well, since my budget is very limited, I don't usually have that problem...unless, of course, there's really good sales. :)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    edited August 2017
    ^ & ^^
    well i have the problem that i wish to own more set's then i have the budget for.
    i have had to make list's.
    "set's i will get" this is for set i will get as soon as A, there price drop's to a good price point of that set, B, i also have the cash at the time the set is on offer.
    the next list down is "set i like but dont have to have." set's on this list i will get if i see it at a good price. and have the cash. and am not trying to save for a set in the "set's i will get" list.
    next list is "big stuff i like to get when there are no other stuff i need to buy and have the cash" most of the stuff on this list is D2C sets that i think are cool that i would love to own but the price is to high and there are other set i have to get 1st. so them get pushed down to this list ( SHIELD Helicarrier, Disney Castle, death star) are just some on this list.
    my last list is the same as the list i just said about but for Sub £100 set's. or as i call it small stuff.

    all the set's on the list's are set's that if i had endless flow's of cash i would get asap.
    but as i have to budget. and can not binge buy £10,000 of lego sets in one go. making a list of what set i wish to get. and what set's i can live without is a way of life!
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,656
    catwrangler
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 942
    bandit778 said:
    Just noticed the amount of stickers that need to be applied to #70612 (I count ten stickers down one side so I presume it's much the same on the other side as well).

    Beginning to regret ordering this as for Mr fat thumbs here, that is a lot of opportunities to mess things up.      
    :(
    One of this might help:


  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    JooTog said:
    bandit778 said:
    Just noticed the amount of stickers that need to be applied to #70612 (I count ten stickers down one side so I presume it's much the same on the other side as well).

    Beginning to regret ordering this as for Mr fat thumbs here, that is a lot of opportunities to mess things up.      
    :(
    One of this might help:


    using the back paper of a small sticker sheet also works well. the non sticky side.
    it's the system jangbricks use's. it works well for me only 5% of all sticker placed after i start using this system are placed wrong. (off line and so on.)  

    ps i know i did not explain that well i don't know how to explain it better, i just dont know the right words to explain it.  let alone spell it.
  • WolfpackBanditWolfpackBandit CanadaMember Posts: 12
    Considering cleaning a lot of '80s-early '00s loose bricks, but not emotionally ready to also sift through pieces of old popcorn, dust bunnies, and body hairs from unknown locations.
    BumblepantsYodaliciouscatwrangler
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,977
    @bandit778 I also use tweezers. Used fingers and brickseperator for a while, then a cheap pair of tweezers. They actually didn't grab it as well as my new ones and I thougth it wasn't a good idea. Haven't really done anything wrong since I've got these though. Really big stickers on curved pieces sometimes need a bit of extra fiddling, but overall my tweezers are great (and even travel with me on holiday ;) ).
    bandit778
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,129
    edited August 2017
    @snowhitie & @JooTog , will probably end up having to get a decent pair of tweezers or an exacto knife (or similar).

    Trouble is, along with the big hand issue, I also have what's commonly known as dodgy eyesight (another not so welcome bonus from the people who brought me old age, creaky joints and ever growing nose hair). 
    What looks straight when I line a sticker up to apply it nearly always looks off just after I finish pressing it down, it drives me nuts. 
    LegoboySumoLegoGothamConstructionCoLegopantsgmonkey76catwrangler
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 411
     Outside Centro, Oberhausen, waiting for the Lego store to open and questioning my sanity. 
    sid3windrSalamalexLEGO_Dad77
  • MrGudzMrGudz U.KMember Posts: 197
    Adzbadboy said:
    Just showed this to my Wife. She definitely wasn't admiring the Lego!!! 
    SirBrickalotOfLegoAdeelZubairYodaliciouscatwrangler
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    Received my counterfeit-not-counterfeit Bricklink package today after being held for 1.5 months by customs. Positively impressed that the post man did not ask for a million euros (in fact, no euros at all) and that while the shipping box was obviously resealed, all the inside sets are still sealed!

    Not sure the million euro invoice will not come in the mail, but hey. Fingers crossed. :)
    bandit778stluxLegopantsKerreLEGO_Dad77M_Bosscatwrangler
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,656
    I'm currently deciding what sets to keep and what to sell, I'd like to make space to display my sets without over crowding shelves in addition to making a budget for future purchases. I'm having this dilemma where the stuff that I no longer require is worthless and the stuff I'd genuinely like to keep are worth quite a lot. Should I just keep them and hold back on future purchases? Any suggestions?
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,034
    Well, I am on holiday... :-S

    BumblepantsSirBrickalotOfLegoMegtheCatgmonkey76catwrangler
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,503
    Adzbadboy said:
    I'm currently deciding what sets to keep and what to sell, I'd like to make space to display my sets without over crowding shelves in addition to making a budget for future purchases. I'm having this dilemma where the stuff that I no longer require is worthless and the stuff I'd genuinely like to keep are worth quite a lot. Should I just keep them and hold back on future purchases? Any suggestions?
    If you have physical space to keep them disassembled and bagged up then do so.  I've not reached that point with Lego, but nearly every book, magazine or other item I've got rid of to make space for new has had little or no value except to me.  And then I've wanted to re-read or whatever a year or so after disposal.

    Then in 5-6 years you can swap them around and rebuild the old ones...
    AdeelZubaircatwrangler
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,461
    Legopants said:
    Well, I am on holiday... :-S

    They come in squares? What heresy is this!?
    LegopantsSumoLegoLEGO_Dad77gmonkey76
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 488
    @Legopants I'm surprised you're not headfirst into the chocolate!
    Legopants
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,034
    Legopants said:
    Well, I am on holiday... :-S

    They come in squares? What heresy is this!?

    Never seen them in bars like this before, so I felt duty-bound to try one (reduced from £3.00 to £2.40 at Tesco).
    Already eaten half of it. Ruddy deelish! 
    S'pose I'll have to share the rest with Mrs. Legopants :-/
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    @Legopants hmmm your on Holiday?
    yet i think you post more on here than when your at home.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,013
    Lego Status today.
    this is a copy of a post in the "what are you buying right now".


    From Amazon Warehouse.
    #70627 Dragon's Forge for £44.55. that is over 40% off. it said "Condition: Used - Like New - All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy." so i hoping it just a returned item. as it don't say about why it's in the warehouse.

    also if anyone is interested Amazon have the #70627 Dragon's Forge for £46.89 on a Price match with John Lewis. that is 37% off.
    well it turned up today.
    it was a returned set. why was it returned you ask.
    it got the "it's a box let's slap a shipping label on it and send it as is. there is no need to place it in a real shipping box to ship it." treatment.
    in return it was sent back to Amazon with a note on the shipping label i can Just about read with out pulling off a blank shipping label over the top of it. and a return label slapped on it to add to the mess. the note said "WHY STICK A LABEL ON BOX WHICH IS A GIFT???. PACKER SHOULD BE IN SHAME" this is on the shipping Label and can read the Post code of that Label to. as well as the town "Westcliff-on-sea, Essex" i also have a house number and a street name. the only thing missing is the name of the man or woman. it was sent to. there is a blank shipping label over the top of that label but it don't stop you from seeing under it. or pulling said label off again.
    the set had been opened, at both end's there is Brown tape on one end. that is not holding anything closed. there is ripped off lego open lego tabs that lego use to close the box at the other end. and both ends have been taped closed with normal clear tape.
    the shipping label shows that some one tried to remove it. but only peeled off the box art.  that is more writing on the Brown tape that is quite hard to make out, but i think it said "had to open to put in return paper" it is hard to read as most of it rubbed off. and only the mark of the pen can be seen. the only part still showing are "___ to op__ to ___ in r_____ _____" i can only make out what it said from the indent the pen left.  the box has had a bat-a-ring (?) (yep i can not find the right spelling for that word.) with dents and scuff mark on the corners and edges. but the contents (aka the lego set itself) are all there and it makes a find looking model. the box on the other hand? well it still a box but it look's a mess.

    It's still an awesome Set. and looks grate on my table.
    if i can work out a way to add the building to my Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu display it would fit in well.

  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 488
    @chrisalddin Not to be rude but I don't think we need to read the same thing twice.
    SumoLegoLegoboyBumblepantsYodaliciousMrGudzKingAlanI
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,063
    edited August 2017
    @chrisalddin Not to be rude but I don't think we need to read the same thing twice.

    Edit - dag nabbit!  I'm off to find rectangle Reese Peanut Butter... cups?!?!?
    Legoboygmonkey76KingAlanI
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,769
    @chrisalddin Not to be rude but I don't think we need to read the same thing thrice. 
    SumoLegoKingAlanI
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,063
    edited August 2017
    @chrisalddin Not to be rude but I don't think we need to Red 5, standing by.

    (Sorry, no memes makes me resort to calamity.)
    LEGO_Dad77FowlerBrickssid3windrgmonkey76Jern92
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 488
    Oh god what have I started? :P
    KingAlanI
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,889
    Legoboy said:
    Imagine owning the last EVER sealed Construct-a-Zurg on the planet.  Who would in their right mind open it?

    Imagine owning a sealed Construct-a-Zurg.  Who would in their right mind open it?
    BumblepantsSumoLego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,889
    Drone said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    Just showed this to my Wife. She definitely wasn't admiring the Lego!!! 
    What was it? The curtains?
    Lego_StarYodaliciouskhmellymel
  • MrGudzMrGudz U.KMember Posts: 197
    /\ For arguements sake. Yes.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,461
    CCC said:

    What was it? The curtains?
    "No not the curtains lad!" [Picture of bewildered Prince Herbert]
    Kerregmonkey76
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 276
    Yep, I think the big-expensive-setness is definitely negated by the plain-smallish-boxness.

    How are you planning to mask the big-expensive-setness as you build it though? Will you hide each level as they're finished and then say it's a 3 in 1 creator set and the new floor is the 2nd or 3rd build?
    stluxKerretallblocktoosid3windrSumoLegocatwrangler
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,526
    If the status quo is so precarious, you should probably get the divorce over with. 
    Then indulge your Lego mistress to your heart's content. :)
    vizzitorShibKerresid3windromniumJern92gmonkey76
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 411
    vizzitor said:
    Will you hide each level as they're finished
    Yes.
    vizzitor said:
    and then say it's a 3 in 1 creator set and the new floor is the 2nd or 3rd build?
    Of course not. The missus lives with two LEGO-crazy boys and an AFOL. She knows only one creator build is possible at the same time. She knows her Ninjago from her Nexo Knights, Lego City and Creator sets so she'll very likely know this a Ninjago Movie set :D

    The plan is to make the set appear together with some Ninjago sets we already own - Temple of Airjitzu, city of Stiix, #70738 Destiny's bounty for instance. Ninjago City is still built on a 32 stud base plate like modulars so not that big compared to those. It's far more dense though.

    @Venunder: That's a bit drastic as we still get along quite well. Divorce also seems counter-productive to me as I'd have to spend far more time on certain household chores so there'd be less time for building :) And it's not that the status quo is precarious, it's that buying sets both at this price level and at full price is not my typical behaviour.   
    sid3windrvizzitoromniumbandit778SumoLegoLEGO_Dad77catwrangler
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    I'm getting into a situation where I can barely move when sitting at my desk being flanked on both sides with boxes filled with new sets I bought this month. I can't process them fast enough as my credit card is providing them, so at some point I won't be able to get in or out anymore. Must bring order.... but Zelda and building stuff and bricklink.........

    Also my GF is just at the "rolling her eyes" stage when boxes are delivered marked either K+N or Amazon, shakes them, yells "it's LEGO!" and puts them on the floor for me. A Ninjago City set more or less won't phase her anymore, after seeing modular after modular after modular and train after train :O
    vizzitorFowlerBricksbandit778OnebricktoomanySumoLegostluxYodaliciousKerrecatwrangler
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