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  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 820
    milamber said:

    The measurements were tight, but I took a punt on one of the Billy bookcases from Ikea with the glass doors. These are 202cm high, 80cm wide and 30cm deep. Actual shelf measurement is 76 x 26 which was touch and go for the depth for a 32x32 baseplate. As it turns out, the doors stand slightly proud so plenty of room for that size of baseplate - there is about 1cm to spare if you position the base plate wholly behind the glass, about 0.5cm to spare if you position it at the end of the shelf as I have as the wooden door protrudes slight further into the cabinet than the glass. Even with the slightly protruding roof at the rear the Old Fishing Store fits fine.

    Looks nice, plenty of capacity (I've just dumped a few models in so far to decide where to put the shelves - there is another shelf spare at the moment) and at £95 an absolute bargain. Plenty of other colours, though some are £30 more for some reason. The dark red is nice, but I reckon the models would blend into the background too much.
    The Billy bookcase seems like a popular option on here. I've considered getting a couple for my office, but without ever seeing one in person, I've been worried they were both too deep for my office space and not deep enough to store anything useful. I'd have to remove the radiator in my office to make them work, but it's never been used in the 6 years I've lived here, so that's not a big problem. (Other than the hassle involved in removing a radiator.)
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,050
    Just about to get stuck into my Big Kahuna Burger. 
    "Uhmmm! That is a tasty burger!" 

  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,884
    Thanks guys! There was just something about the tile that looked off...
    Should correct my earlier statement.  It was actually Chris Giddens PRE classic space stuff that I was specifically getting the vibe for with that big round clear cockpit! 
    SumoLego said:
    I worry that if a 'Classic Space' theme were to be introduced... and then bombed at sales... we'd never again see any 'Classic' themes.

    The last go-round of Pirates sold out of the stock, but I don't think much was produced.  It wasn't wildly successful.
    I concur on Pirates last outing for Oz.
    However, take a look at Imperial Flagships. With TLG's recent, obvious examination of aftermarket value and popularity, even they must realise that if they do a ship properly, it will sell like hotcakes.  You can't tell me a D2C sized classic castle with at least a dozen minifigs, three or four horses and a small dragon wouldn't be an instant hit?  It would also be seen as a slot (and somewhat similar set)  that could have gone to Ninjago) Though the introduction of licensed stuff & in house themes with extended media has indisputably been good, I wonder about the damage to classic themes as a whole.
    I don't know if it's accurate to treat the declining popularity of some of the classic play themes as an effect of licensed or story-driven themes. That almost makes it sound as though the only reason kids aren't as interested in Castle or Pirates sets nowadays is that there's more/cooler stuff to choose from. But even if big successful themes like Ninjago weren't in the picture, that's no guarantee that the classic themes would still be as trendy as they were in the 80s. Don't forget, both Castle and Pirates had been relaunched in the two years before Ninjago even came out, but didn't achieve nearly the same level of success and each only managed to last one or two non-consecutive waves that time around.

    Plus, even the success of themes like Ninjago and Star Wars hasn't gotten the way of LEGO City's seemingly unstoppable record as a year-after-year bestseller. City has had two video games and some animated shorts, but never a movie or a full TV series like Ninjago. It usually doesn't even have named characters. So I don't think the lack of stable year-after-year success for Castle and Pirates can be attributed to them being non-media-driven fish in a media-driven pond.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,489
    now that we have the harry potter theme, all they need to do is release knights battle packs.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,680
    edited June 2018
    Well, my first ever speed build review is done!

  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 507
    This arrived a few days ago, although I can’t start building it for a few more days as I’m just too busy!

  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,531
    Impatiently waiting for a Lego order to arrive. :(
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,023
    ^Absolutely Lego is all about relaxing and having fun @snowhitie!
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 154
    After a difficult task completed, I took a little build break. Think I will try and create a park next to add some Spring here.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 355
    Quite pleased with myself, found the PPG Team Pack today at a local Wal-Mart for 5.86$ CND. Completes my Series 2 LEGO Dimensions collection outside of the two Polybags.
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 457
    Came across an article on Reddit just now about the cause of LEGO Universe's demise

    I had no idea

  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    PapaBear said:
    Came across an article on Reddit just now about the cause of LEGO Universe's demise

    I had no idea

    I always thought it was that everybody was playing the demo and not the full game (guilty) so there were huge losses after release. I was so disappointed, but I was never going to pay a cent for the full game.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    Received a bricklink shipment yesterday... but not with the real deal. First time that happened, though I must say I kind of expected it. Parts too cheap...

    At least, unless I am mistaken, but... every turntable TLG made has had the Lego logo on the underside, right?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,545
    ^Oh I like those light royal blue cylinders. 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,156
    @LostInTranslation's next MOC... Oriental wig shop opening day complete with pig on a spit roast for the patrons to enjoy while trying on the wigs. :D
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,575
    Yup. See it on display at Bricktastic!! :-) 
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 457
    edited June 2018
    Bought a monorail set today #6990 from a Bricklinker in Europe and am in the process of getting #6991.  Will get #6399 sometime in the future and a lot of track from 4DBrix as well.  Very happy, lots of stuff to build soon.
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    Warning: The following image may be considered too disturbing for AFOLs. Avert your eyes if you must! 
    I had been tossing 1 x 1 plates and tiles in a tackle box, with the plan to sort them into compartments at a later date. That date was going to be yesterday, after just putting a couple of other things away and then turning around a little too quickly...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,843
    Warning: The following image may be considered too disturbing for AFOLs. Avert your eyes if you must! 
    I had been tossing 1 x 1 plates and tiles in a tackle box, with the plan to sort them into compartments at a later date. That date was going to be yesterday, after just putting a couple of other things away and then turning around a little too quickly...
    That is just the worst feeling when you hear 'CRASH!!' and you know you just tipped a LEGO bin of parts...

    A bit miffed today at not being able to find the Baby Rapter polys at a Walmart yet (even with brickseek).
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    edited June 2018
    Went to see Han Solo and really fancied getting a set out of the cupboard and build it, but I was good and finished what I was doing instead.

    I built the last 3 bags of the #41130: Amusement Park Roller Coaster.

    Really pretty impressed with this, there's tons of play value in here, a Ferris wheel, a popcorn stand, the entrance, the roller coaster, a place to buy pictures, a couple of tables, a whirly thing that goes up and down (not sure what it's called). The colours are very futuristic and flashy but it's really pretty fun and quite big all togher.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,641
    We've all been there @BillyBricks84 I have all my Microfighters in a card TRU ELGO sorting tray from a Ninjago build event. Fairly stable, but when I grabbed a magazine out from behind it both fell over taking all 28 with it and the City truck parked on top and the boat that was half on top of that!

    We went away for the weekend and I'd forgotten about it when until I walked through the door again!

    Todays status, a quite period for me recently, but had to pop to Smyths to get a present for a party that Little Miss Speedman was going to, so got the JW playpen and treated myself to #75207 to go with Han's speeder that I got a while back
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 457
    It's been a month since I got the Roller Coaster set and I figured it's a good time to add to it!!  The decent promo is still live, I don't see Double Points coming for a while, and you only live once.  I can't let everybody get too ahead of me with their MOCs.  I've done a lot of cleaning and finally have the space I need to set up something BIG!!!!

    I'll probably add a monorail when it arrives and maybe put a train layout in the area too.  I think I'll remove the foldable table I have and replace it with two Ikea tables as well.  Might go get some bricks at the LEGO store this week and plan some orders from Bricklink too.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,233
    @shib I love the Duplo guy. I hope he didn't DESTROY YOU. 
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    It's not really a status from today, but this week I received my first order from Bricks and Pieces. A single piece (just to have free delivery and because my daughter had broken an identical piece).
    I appreciate the care with the packaging but maybe a bit overkill? And am I the only one thinking that LEGO needs to cut back of their plastic usage (bags in sets included)?

  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    Maybe... Then again, I like opening all bags and mix everything to assemble a set, so...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,240
    I see you've been working out.
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 490
    edited June 2018
    No one wants to see me in my speedos ;) Or budgie smugglers as we like to call them in the UK.
  • lcdo_figueroalcdo_figueroa College Station, TXMember Posts: 62
    Debating what should I get as I'm trying to keep a budget for my upcoming trip. Maybe you guys can help.

    A. $49.99 U-wing (Amazon)
    B. $32.82 Blue's Helicopter Chase (Walmart)
    C. $19.99 Quantum Realm Explorers + extra set for free shipping ([email protected] order as I still haven't seen it in stores)
    D. $32.99 Knightcrawler Tunnel Attack (Amazon) 

    I know the best value is in the U-wing (38% off)
    But I don't want another Ant-man fiasco and lose out on those minifigs. Is the set a [email protected] exclusive or will they start showing up in stores soon? Not a big DC fan so option D is just there 'cause I consider it a good deal. The JW set I know I'll get somewhere down the road. 

  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 385
    Well, I already plan to use two of the red ones, but....yeah I should probably build more cars that I want to keep before I overflow with fenders.

  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 302
    Yesterday my wife declared a desire to watch the Lego Movie, which is rare. Probably prompted by our discussion about having "Everything is Awesome" being a song at we have for our vow renewal ceremony next year. We both like it, but the song is a bit too dance-y. Maybe we try and find an upbeat acoustic version.

    She promptly fell asleep during the film. :)

    I, meanwhile, dug out #75172. I greatly enjoyed the build.

    She has an incredible ability to sleep through anything.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,240
    edited June 2018
    Mine fell asleep as Frodo, Samwise and Gollum entered the Cracks of Doom.  That just about sums up my wife's interest in LotR.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 566
    SumoLego said:
    Mine fell asleep as Frodo, Samwise and Gollum entered the Cracks of Doom.  That just about sums up my wife's interest in LotR.
    For some reason my mind paints a totally different picture then in reality when processing that sentence, me thinks.

    Also, my mind thinks "how does she fall asleep when that is happening?".

  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    @Mr_Hobbles thats a cool idea, you could maybe even change the lyrics to things you like or that define you. There's a pretty nice cover on YouTube :

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,023
    I had wanted to buy this since day one, but my wife always says I have to leave her things she can buy for me too within our budget for birthdays or other occasions. So, I've been patiently waiting and hoping, and finally was rewarded with this: 

    I can't wait to start to build this! June and early July tend to be absolute chaos for my schedule due to my other hobby, fireworks. I do a display on the 4th of July for my community. But it tends to eat up about 200+ hours of my time when it's all said and done. So, as much as I desperately want to build this TODAY, It'll most likely sit until after the 4th.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,785
    SumoLego said:
    Mine fell asleep as Frodo, Samwise and Gollum entered the Cracks of Doom.  That just about sums up my wife's interest in LotR.

    My wife stays very awake at the mere mention of the Crack of Doom.
  • Pepster64Pepster64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 17
    I made a 30 second video of the Lego Roller Coaster and tomorrow when I get my wireless miniature video camera I plan on making a first person Lego video of the roller coaster ->  
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