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  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 62
    My display is now setup towards the back of the exhibition hall at Crich. There's two brick pits as well supplied by Fairy Bricks, one with duplo in, the other with weird purple colour 2 x 4 Lego bricks. More people displaying will be arriving tomorrow morning to set their stuff up. Hopefully this link to Facebook will work to see photos I took earlier; https://www.facebook.com/adrian.croshaw.9/posts/1661163113992928
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 424
    edited August 2018
    Torn. Had my farewell dinner with my old employer yesterday, and was gifted #10262 as a farewell present.

    It’s set that used to fit my collection (Also have the Mini and the VW T1, its the T1 that actually got me out of my Dark Ages); but now that I’m focussing on building a Modular City and WV, so its a bit of an outlier.

    The other Creator-cars are in a cupboard with my Technic sets in the attic; and not really feeling it to add one to it. So considering selling/trading with a little bit of a ungratefull feeling in the back of my head.

    on the other hand - the cash would help in funding this- https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-6832/BrickAtive/town-hospital
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I have a silly question. As you know New Orleans will be opening it's Lego retail store very soon. I'm beyond excited. All of the stores I have ever been in have display areas on the shelves for local builders to showcase their builds. Are the displays usually the same size in every store and if so does anyone happen to know the dimensions? I would love to get a head start on building something to show.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 279

    Re-Discovering my collection of Kre-O products for a storage reshuffling. For a Clone Brand of Lego products and being in storage for the past five or so years these things still hold up surprisingly well, unfortunately some of the parts just fall right off. Possibly due to the nature of the plastics used in making single studs from Oxford.

    How is this LEGO related? Some of the Kreons are sporting back bracket LEGO pieces and now I have to figure out which ones are so I can see about swapping them potentially with official Kre-O back brackets. In hindsight mixing brands probably wasn't the ideal solution, but those silly flack vests on the Transformers Kreons from the earliest sets were a stupid idea and hid all of the nice printed detail work on the torsos, so I had to work with what I had on hand and LEGO does give spare back brackets more often than not.

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,837
    @Thanos75 I don't have the dimensions but I know the DFW stores custom windows were filled by the LUG. I am pretty out of the loop living overseas now but if there is a LUG down your way that might be the way in.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    We don't have an official LUG down here in the big easy. Closest we have is my group of misfits that gets together to build. I'm sure we will be getting one started now that we have a store.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    Maybe I can join yours!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,859
    Looks great @kbw ! Glad you had fun building.
    kbw
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    edited August 2018
    @kbw - looks ruddy fab! Well done! Much better than staring at a sealed box :-) 
    Now get your hands on a Queen Anne's Revenge set! ;-) 
    Mr_Crosskbw
  • MalkizidMalkizid Solihull, U.KMember Posts: 13
    Today's status is a bit glum. Packing suitcases after a weekend in Billund.
     Trying to pack a suitcase of Lego boxes feels a bit like building a moc, being creative with the space we have. Everyone wants to keep the boxes. Especially the Tree of Creativity and Lego house sets. Good job I bought a big case.
     The tree looks nice, kept my nephew busy last night, can't wait to build mine when home.
     The only downer for the weekend has been the rain. But the queues for roller coasters in Legoland have been great, longest we queued was 15 minutes
    jonmdudleyFowlerBricksAddicted2Oxygenomnium
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    On an epic 18km stroll around Daventry (Northants) and environs. First section was along the Grand Union Canal. Stopped off at Ye Olde Admiral Nelson Drinkery in Braunston, but they were still closed coz it was only 11:30 :-S




    LostInTranslationkbwsnowhitie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    Those costumes are fun, but they look so odd.
    Pitfall69Jern92
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 880
    Are you saying the proportions of a LEGO minifigure aren't very accurate? That's heresy! Get the pitchforks (#4624905) and torches (#4538950 with #4261397)!
    Addicted2Oxygenomniumgmonkey76MegtheCatFowlerBrickssnowhitie
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,397
    After building #60080 Spaceport we were on a space-roll so we started building #70923 Bat-Space Shuttle. Cool set!

    No landing gear on the shuttle though, I guess it lands vertically, Space X-style...
    snowhitieKerre
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    @Legopants don't forget to pop down to the Shire below (Oxon) and visit the Lego Expo at Wantage. 
    (if you have time) 
    (if it hasn't finished) 
    Legopants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    Are you saying the proportions of a LEGO minifigure aren't very accurate? That's heresy! Get the pitchforks (#4624905) and torches (#4538950 with #4261397)!
    They look more like Wall-E people than actual humans.
    Baby_Yodasnowhitie
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    bookmum said:
    @Legopants don't forget to pop down to the Shire below (Oxon) and visit the Lego Expo at Wantage. 
    (if you have time) 
    (if it hasn't finished) 
    @bookmum - thanks for the tip :-)
    Starts 28th August and ends 8th September. I'm returning to Germany on Saturday and will be pretty busy until then unfortunately :-/
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    Oh well @Legopants. Maybe next year.
    (There is a brand new Hobbycraft down in Banbury though - if you like that sort of thing!!)
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,065
    It’s going to be a high of 105 degrees F here today. IF it wasn’t for the AC at my office I thinks AC in my LEGO room is where I’d like to be.
    MegtheCat
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,576
    ^Absolutely fantastic! I had hopes of doing the same but still haven't ever gotten around to picking the sets up. This may just push me over the edge!
    b1uevoid
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    Love it! The only one I'm missing is the ski lift. Now I definitely need to get it!
    b1uevoid
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,375
    snowhitie said:
    You should have put that sigfig with his feet in the glass @Legopants so your feet wouldn't have been so sore! Or is there no mental connection?
    We boxed up the childhood Lego and my husband put it away until school starts and I'll have a bit more time and energy to get it all sorted out. Fancy MOCing a lot of HP as well but really need to take it easy a bit.
    My son was having a lot of fun bringing Lego to life though :) The suit always makes me smile.


    My daughter has the same costume and my other daughter has Nya. 
    snowhitieKerre
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    My costume is a black upright piano.
    Muftak1Baby_Yodasid3windrSeijiAmasawasnowhitiecatwrangler
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    Was surprised 2 weeks ago to see to see #42083 Bugatti Chiron show up at my local supermarket, as they never stocked the Porsche 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS:



    Was even more surprised to see that they sold at least 3 of them so far at the RRP of EUR 399, as yesterday only 1 was left...


    sid3windrbandit778Kerre
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 392
    Shocked. Harry Potter minifigs in Budapest Airport for €11 each!!!!
    kbwstluxFowlerBrickssid3windrsnowhitieKerre
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    bookmum said:
    Oh well @Legopants. Maybe next year.
    (There is a brand new Hobbycraft down in Banbury though - if you like that sort of thing!!)
    @bookmum - yes, I'll deffo need to plan a visit next year :-)
    Think I'll give Hobbycraft a miss though - not really my thang :-D
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 393
    Changed my profile pic. Feeling very accomplished this AM
    SumoLego
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    Shocked. Harry Potter minifigs in Budapest Airport for €11 each!!!!
    And as usual with FX rates used by stores in Hungary, that EUR price assumes 1 EUR = 250 HUF. A rate the forint hasn't managed to achieve since 10 years...
    (Today's FX: 1 EUR = 325 HUF)
    sid3windr
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    I missed the Grand Opening of that Hobbycraft in Banbury by 4 days @Legopants. There is another new one opening at that Rushdon Lakes Shopping place in Northamptonshire on Saturday. As I am still in Kettering I might get to go to that one. They do sell Lego you know !
    Legopants
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    Oh wait. It's next week. Gonna miss that one too. Bummer.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,878
    Mr_Cross said:
    I have that set finder bookmarked!
    new to me, learn something every day. I don't currently have anything in mind to use it for, but I bookmarked the link to have it ready.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    bookmum said:
    I missed the Grand Opening of that Hobbycraft in Banbury by 4 days @Legopants. There is another new one opening at that Rushdon Lakes Shopping place in Northamptonshire on Saturday. As I am still in Kettering I might get to go to that one. They do sell Lego you know !
    @bookmum - I was at Rushden Lakes last week! :-)
    No, I didn't know they sell Lego! 
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,309
    bookmum said:
     Hobbycraft... They do sell Lego you know !
    Really? The one at Martlesham near us doesn’t.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,229
    ^ Where's that transparent torso from?
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    bookmum said:
    .... They do sell Lego you know !
    The Aberdeen Hobbycraft has just been refurbished and doesn't seem to stock any LEGO anymore.  They usually only had smaller £20ish sets (almost always a little over RRP) and maybe a box of CMFs at the checkouts too), but given that Toys R us was right next door and there are no other toy shops nearby it might've been a good idea to keep stocking some LEGO.    
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    Baby_Yoda said:
    ^ Where's that transparent torso from?
    The same magical place that silver R2-D2s and bronze C-3POs come from...
    FowlerBricksSwitchfoot55gmonkey76Baby_YodaM_Boss
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    Popped into the Birmingham discovery centre shop this morning. Quite small compared to the Manchester one I've been in. But I did get some more polybags for my stash

    FowlerBricksLegopantsMr_CrossKLOKRIECHERAddicted2Oxygen
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    edited August 2018
    Baby_Yoda said:
    ^ Where's that transparent torso from?
    It's a prototype that came from Denmark.

    SumoLego said:
    Baby_Yoda said:
    ^ Where's that transparent torso from?
    The same magical place that silver R2-D2s and bronze C-3POs come from...
    The leprechauns are very kind to me (it's white gold).
    FowlerBricksstluxSumoLegobandit778gmonkey76Mr_Crossstarwars4everBaby_Yoda
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    edited August 2018
    Didn't know where else to put this question but I was interested in this set:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-LEGO-LAND-BATTLE-DRAGON-6018-NEW-SEALED-/183396494611

    Zooming in on the pics, there are some black specks scattered on the front and sides. Question is if those are mold or something else entirely? Could be just dust and I'm just paranoid lolz. Anyone knowledgeable about these things? I don't often buy old sets so I have no flippin clue. 
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    Legopants said:
    A long-standing family tradition dictates that a cooked breakfast shall be eaten on the first morning after arrival in the UK :-) 
    And again on the morning before leaving the UK :-)
    Got a couple of card packs into the bargain, and then a few more after stocking up on provisions to take back to Germany :-D




    LostInTranslationSpeedman29snowhitieKLOKRIECHERSeijiAmasawaOnebricktoomanykbwMr_CrossGothamConstructionCo
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    Needs some black pudding and a giant mushroom, but not bad!
    LegopantsMr_Cross
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    Needs some black pudding and a giant mushroom, but not bad!
    "Yuck" to the black pudding, but a definite "mmmm" to a giant mushroom :-) 
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