What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    ^My work here is done...
    Speedman29gmonkey76
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Ok, so dumb questions inbound!  (didn't see a train specific thread so figure I'd ask here)

    I am going to get into trains.  I cannot decide between the heavy haul and the cargo train.  I know the cargo has 100% more cow in it as mentioned above, but is there anything else that makes one better than the other, or is it mainly just a visual preference?

    Also, are all the current trains compatible with each other track wise?  If I get the holiday station it will go right into either of the above sets tracks right?  And the motors and remotes are interchangeable right?  So I can take the motor out of the cargo train for instance and put it in the holiday train for Christmas?

    Thanks!
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 324

    I have multiple copies of both Heavy Haul and Cargo Train.  I like them both because they are so distinct from each other.  I like the rolling stock as well for both sets.  I build my own rolling stock as well.

    As for compatibility, yes, all of the current trains run on the same track and the motor element is the same for all.

    Welcome to the joys of Lego trains! 

    HanzoOrmskirkBrickssnowhitie
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    edited October 2017
    Hanzo said:
    Ok, so dumb questions inbound!  (didn't see a train specific thread so figure I'd ask here)

    I am going to get into trains.  I cannot decide between the heavy haul and the cargo train.  I know the cargo has 100% more cow in it as mentioned above, but is there anything else that makes one better than the other, or is it mainly just a visual preference?
    Get Both, you will end up there anyway.

    Also, are all the current trains compatible with each other track wise?  If I get the holiday station it will go right into either of the above sets tracks right? 
    All the modern trains run on the same track with the same sort of running gear.
     the motors and remotes are interchangeable right?  
    Yes all the electric bits are interchangeable, if I remember rightly the IR receiver has different channels so more than one can be used at a time (Don't know too much about this as I only have the Holiday Train set so haven't experimented).
    So I can take the motor out of the cargo train for instance and put it in the holiday train for Christmas?
    Yes.

    :)
    Hanzosnowhitie
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    Good choice. #60052 is the only train I have. It's a nice one and I thought it was far more interesting than the intercity style one.
    Speedman29
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    It is likely summer '18 will bring new City trains at higher price points and even flatter flat cars. So do with that tidbit what you will. I like all three of the current trains well enough as long as you can get a good sale. RRP is a bit much for what you get on any of them.
    Hanzosnowhitiegmonkey76
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    Finally managed to obtain an R3-M2! And get rid of Anakin at the same time!


    gmonkey76LEGO_Dad77
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    All this talk about cows made me realise I don't have any of those brown cows in #60052. Looking for cows, I found that there's also a black and white spotted one. Also missing from my collection...

    Neither are available from Bricks & Pieces; off the BL we go then!
    sid3windrcatwrangler
  • KlintanKlintan SwedenMember Posts: 52
    stlux said:
    All this talk about cows made me realise I don't have any of those brown cows in #60052. Looking for cows, I found that there's also a black and white spotted one. Also missing from my collection...

    Neither are available from Bricks & Pieces; off the BL we go then!
    Seems like you need to keep better track of your livestock or are you a victim of livestock rustling?
    SirBrickalotOfLegoYodaliciousLegogramHanzogmonkey76
  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 90
    Very nice!
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Slightly alarmed to see that in under a year my collection ranking has gone from being around 17000-19000 last November to 9862. Parts ranking is about the same position too, but don't remember what that started as. 
    I remember when Huw announced he would be adding the ranking stuff, I joked with my wife that it will show that we're not that bad, we'd be likely to be somewhere between 100,000 & 50,000. It turned out that we were much higher, already within the top 2,000 & as of today we're currently 1,524th (buy more Lego people, buy more Lego, I'm quite happy to stay where I am or go down in the rankings).
    LegogramAddicted2Oxygenxiahna
  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 90
    Where can you find that info at?
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 316
    @Game_on ; If you have entered your collection in Brickset, go to menu, my sets, and scroll down
    Game_on
  • readersamreadersam USAMember Posts: 62
    Does that mean that being in the 9000s for sets and 6000s for parts indicate I have to buy more Lego or that I have too many as is?
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    readersam said:
    Does that mean that being in the 9000s for sets and 6000s for parts indicate I have to buy more Lego or that I have too many as is?
    That depends, do you like winning?  If you do that's 8999/5999 enemies standing in your way of glory!
    sid3windr
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    I'm building #10225 R2-D2. I thought I'd ordered all the spares I needed. But now I find I only have 1 x #4211450 "Light Bluish Gray Technic, Gear Rack 1 x 4" in my collection. I'm sure I had loads, but can I find them?? I can't even find the black ones I have. And my email tells me I've ordered loads from Bricklink in the past. Nope, can't find them, so off to buy some more.

    In other news, I managed to find my Kickstarter SBrick that I never used because I didn't have a BLE device to control it. Subsequently, I've bought several Android devices with BLE, but couldn't find the SBrick. Isn't that always the way?
    Legogramsnowhitie
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    @Hanzo Regarding trains, that's a no brainer - forget the cows. Did you see the stupendous looking helicopter #60098 comes with? 

    Or yeah, just buy both like @bandit778 said. 

    HanzoBumblepantsbandit778snowhitie
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    @Hanzo Regarding trains, that's a no brainer - forget the cows. Did you see the stupendous looking helicopter #60098 comes with? 

    Or yeah, just buy both like @bandit778 said. 

    That chopper is almost worth the price of admission alone :-P

    But yeah, I am likely going to end up with both, just seeking some deals.
    Pumpkin_3CK5
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 896
    edited October 2017
    VorpalRyu said:m8
    Slightly alarmed to see that in under a year my collection ranking has gone from being around 17000-19000 last November to 9862. Parts ranking is about the same position too, but don't remember what that started as. 
    I remember when Huw announced he would be adding the ranking stuff, I joked with my wife that it will show that we're not that bad, we'd be likely to be somewhere between 100,000 & 50,000. It turned out that we were much higher, already within the top 2,000 & as of today we're currently 1,524th (buy more Lego people, buy more Lego, I'm quite happy to stay where I am or go down in the rankings).

    When the ranking system was first implemented I was just below the magical 100. But having not purchased most of the sets released for the past 2 years dragged my number to after 100, that or more people entering their collection into the database as time goes by. 

    Now I'm at 126, and I foresee my position to continue to shift backwards. 

    Edit: Forgot to mention my ranking number above is for parts. 

  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 896
    @Hanzo Regarding trains, that's a no brainer - forget the cows. Did you see the stupendous looking helicopter #60098 comes with? 

    Or yeah, just buy both like @bandit778 said. 

    I owned some recent city train sets but have yet to get 60098.

    Hopefully can get it within next couple of months. :-) 


  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Apparently, TRU stores Australia wide ran out of the Batman Minifigure Bricktober promo before midday on the first day of the promo, brilliant planning TRU... Looks like I'll have to hit up BrickLink, eBay, etc... NOT HAPPY TRU!!!
    xiahna
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,395
    Same in DE and NL.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 896

    Just gotten mine. Here in SG some TRU outlets also OOO. 




    FowlerBricks
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Noticed on the homepage that Brickset now lists me as having 555 minifigs. How did this happen?! And should I be worried when it gets to 666? ;)
    FowlerBricksLegogramsnowhitiebandit778
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 316
    Finally found some time to sort parts into bins that have been here for months.  I'm getting excited about being able to find parts, so I can attempt some moc's.
    FowlerBricks
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    I received 4 stacks of Really Useful Scrapbook drawers today to help me organise.

    Only 2 of them were smashed in transit. ;)

    In other news, I'm on my way to Leicester Square in the hope that @BooTheMightyHamster left some Lesters for me :)
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 145
    Decided to add in the Saturn V in my Lego shop in the next few days, provided I can find one in a store here.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 277
    Struggling to find some way to earn enough to get the next two week's worth of Bricktober swag, I wish Canada could just buy it like you folks in Europe do, but we never get that option. 75$ CND for the next two weeks is definitely difficult to get, but at least I've got my Batmen collection today.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    edited October 2017
    I’ve booked my train tickets to Belgium! Sophie and Gaetan invited me over to do a micro-scale workshop at AFOLs United and for me to display my LEGO creations at Rock That Block.
    GothamConstructionCoLegogramAddicted2Oxygensnowhitiestluxsid3windr
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 767
    @BooTheMightyHamster you're off the hook, they still have loads in stock and I got my quota :)

    @Adzbadboy, nice one! It's one of your fortes, for sure.
    AdzbadboyAddicted2Oxygen
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    went twice to the post office to get my destiny bounty. they said they didn't receive it. the 2nd time I realised the employee was reading the track number wrong. (and also that huge boxes with amazon prime tape are invisible, because, huh no, didn't see any amazon box...)
    sid3windrLEGO_Dad77
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,297
    edited October 2017
    Back home and unpacking our goodies from Great Western Brick Show. Brilliant day with my daughter wandering around checking out the amazing builds. Highlights for us....

    • @Paperballpark Houses of Parliament as you walked in. Came back for a second look later in the day, just stunning.
    • Bricks to the Past Scottish diorama, 16m² of fantastic scenery and battle
    • @SirKevbags and the FairyBricks crew mosaic, we built panel 18, lots of black! Also tried our hand at the speed polybag building. 3:07, good enough for 4th on the list at that time.
    • @huw ball contraption kept us amused for ages
    • @lostintranslation Wyldstyles and the N-Pop bedroom, both very cleverly put together. It was also quite scary to be recognised from this forum. I used to get that a few years ago when I was deep in the classic VW club scene!
    • So many other amazing builds.
    We planned it well and got in the carpark before it got crazy busy, strolled in with only a couple of minutes in a queue and were back out in under 5hrs to get our £1 parking.

    The worst part of the day was looking round the official LEGO shop in the market area, picking up #40262 & #40263 the two Christmas sets that aren't out for a month and then putting them down to buy later and finding them sold out on our return. The shop had brought them along as an exclusive just for the show.

    If anyone is back there tomorrow and they have them I'd be happy to cover P+P


    omniumLegopantssnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942

    After getting the game on release day (28th June 2016) and actually getting a bit of time with the telly remote of late, I finally managed to finish the Lego Force Awakens Game today.

    Unfortunately, this decision was mostly prompted by the fact that the frame snapped on my current pair of glasses yesterday and I'm having to wear my previous pair (from 3 years ago) which are absolutely rubbish for seeing anything up close, so any building of sets with stickers has gone right out of the window.

    OnebricktoomanyYodaliciousstluxFowlerBricks
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    bandit778 said:

    Unfortunately, this decision was mostly prompted by the fact that the frame snapped on my current pair of glasses yesterday and I'm having to wear my previous pair (from 3 years ago) which are absolutely rubbish for seeing anything up close, so any building of sets with stickers has gone  right out of the window.

    Just Juniors sets for you then @bandit778
    BumblepantstallblocktooLegogrambandit778Addicted2OxygenM_Bosssid3windrsnowhitie
  • ScogaliScogali SydneyMember Posts: 15
    Proudly (naively) rocked up alone to the Shanghai Discovery Centre with money in hand (never been to one before, not much in the way of Lego institutions in Aus) only to be turned away by bemused staff thanks to the no-adults-without-kids policy I had no clue about. Broke my heart, but probably shouldve done my research before making the special trip...
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Is the "no adults without kids" thing common?  I know I see some Lego Store events that say it, but is Discovery Center a store? 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    edited October 2017
    @LostInTranslation
    Duplo is probably better, just in case I drop bits. ;)

    @Hanzo ;
    I think that all the discovery centres have a no adults without kids policy but it doesn't apply to Legoland (at least in Windsor), I always presumed it was because the discovery centres were more about learning and were more child orientated (which is a fair comment) but it's okay in Legoland because there is no age limit to wanting to throw up your lunch.

    HanzoLegogramstlux
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Hanzo said:
    Is the "no adults without kids" thing common?  I know I see some Lego Store events that say it, but is Discovery Center a store? 
    LEGOLAND Discovery Centers are basically indoor, watered-down LEGOLAND parks. They might have a small miniland and some activities for kids but no roller coasters or anything like that. Think a children's museum, but LEGO-themed and more commercialized than educational.

    Most LEGOLAND Discovery Centers do have specially-scheduled "adult nights" which are for just adults and no kids.
    Hanzo
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,297
    Pulled my Modular street apart so I can put a deeper base board under it all. This will allow for the Old Fishing Shop to be placed next to the small harbour area. Popped to B&Q and figured I'd need some thick MDF to allow for minimal flex with the overhang I need on the board. 18mm sheets are about £30 each and I only needed enough for 4½x3 32x32 baseplates, so a full sheet is a waste and they don't do a partial sheet large enough.

    Wandered up to the cutting desk to get them to help me haul a large sheet down and a couple were pushing a trolley off with a cut up 18mm sheet. The member of staff said "if you ever want that chopped up for shelves just come back in with your receipt" Bloke answered "Never going to use it, but its too good to waste"

    Long story short....I offered him £10 for the off cut and walked out £20 better off without loads of wasted MDF. £20 has now been spent on Bricklink to get the last baseplates I need to finish off.

    Back home I striped everything off the current board and dusted it, built the new board back up and fitted it all together. I'll save photos for when the baseplates arrive.
    omniumsnowhitiecatwranglerLEGO_Dad77ricecake
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 145
    It's Lego buying day today. As such I've changed my mind about 7 times about what sets I'll be buying.
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    edited October 2017
    I tried on the brickset thread but I might as well try here since it's more active. I've tried signing up for brickset.com but no matter which device I use, as soon as I press signup it says page not found. Anyone?


    What's the incantation to use? Maybe Alchemy is involved? Do I need a goat? 

  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    ^I saw your post on the help thread too, but I can confirm that if I log out and then go to 'sign up' I also get a page not found. Clicking on 'log in' works as expected though. (This is on Chrome on Xubuntu 16.04 fwiw)
    snowhitiePumpkin_3CK5
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,533
    ^^ Chrome on iPad is the same.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 896
    Huw mentioned about some robot creating 100K accounts in a few hrs...
    Pumpkin_3CK5
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 882
    Looks like I might have a photographer coming round later this week to take pics of the wife and I with our 'amazing creations' for a newspaper story.

    Better start creating *something*
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77Jenni
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    My local Auchan supermarket have started their Christmas display, with Sinterklaas "only" 2 months away... Everything still priced at RRP, so they're not seeing any of my money at the moment. However it was hard to miss the giant #8684 Disco Dude fig:



    Not sure though why he's wearing a hard hat? Has he been putting the displays together over the weekend instead of partying?
    LegogramSumoLegocatwranglersnowhitiesid3windr
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 882
    ^does he have roller skates on? Could be roller disco
    SumoLegosid3windr
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