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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 456
    Venom isn’t real common, I’m assuming it’s the one from #76115?  & I didn’t even recall carnage, but it must be #76036.  There’s a set I actually hadn’t really noticed before!
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 224
    There is also a newer Carnage from this year in #76113.  The cheapest Venom for a long time was the one from the Juniors set #10665 which is the one I have.  Now the one from #76115 is cheaper ($7-8 on BrickLink I believe) — not sure which I like better but they are pretty similar.  @hardwellz If your son likes superhero minifigs sometimes you can get an eBay lot that has quite a few for a reasonable price.
    M1J0E
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 456
    ^ oops not sure how I missed the new set with carnage!  But funny how sometimes those juniors sets escape notice too, 
    KungFuKenny
  • JudgeguyJudgeguy ScotlandMember Posts: 17
    Picked up some of the series 19 Collectable Minifigures. Didn't know they were on shelves yet. 
    Also grabbed some more nice organisers from Homebase. Can't work out what category of parts to put in them though. Might do a box just for plant pieces.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,519
    @judgeguy where did you find the minifigs, if you don't mind me asking? 
  • JudgeguyJudgeguy ScotlandMember Posts: 17
    @LostInTranslation Tesco in Oban
    LostInTranslation
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 76
    Judgeguy said:
    @LostInTranslation Tesco in Oban
    I was just driving through Oban last week on vacation. Stayed in Fort William. Stunning countryside. Already miss it!
    KungFuKenny
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 468
    Back from holidays. P*ssed a bit on a italian rest stop since i spotted some Sl**an clone sets there... pic and coords will follow @ later post
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 762
    Got a couple of sets to try to round out the last of my Ideas collection.  Super happy to have these two sets.  Still debating if it's worth it to get the Big Bang Theory set to complete the Ideas collection, even though I detest the show...


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    Fizyx said:
    Still debating if it's worth it to get the Big Bang Theory set to complete the Ideas collection, even though I detest the show...
    You should give up.  Ideas is silly, and TBBT is silly. And in a completely unrelated thought, I'd be happy to take those sets off your hands.
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  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 213
    Went to the Brighton store today and they had a fantastic line up on the Pick a Brick wall. Finally got some masonry bricks. Can you guess how many are in this tub? (I’ve counted them)



     
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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 224
    Basty said:
    Went to the Brighton store today and they had a fantastic line up on the Pick a Brick wall. Finally got some masonry bricks. Can you guess how many are in this tub? (I’ve counted them)

    Why doesn’t my local store ever have these kind of options?  I’ll keep my fingers crossed that these will show up worldwide soon... 
    I will guess 432 bricks— what do I win if I’m closest?  :-)
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 224
    Went to an old USAF base near Newbury today...

    You didn’t have any paranormal troubles in Newbury, I hope ... perhaps you visited #70425 while you were there?  :-)

     The highlight is the 180k brick St Pancras station...

    Looks amazing- did they have the Eurostar train to Paris ready to head out?
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,108
    @speedman29

    Brick City is Warren Elsmore's (he's on the forum) exhibition as far as I know. We've been to it and there was no sign prohibiting photos when we went to it in Paisley Museum. It was a few years ago but I don't recall it being that expensive. Maybe the base were taking a bigger fee per person to oversee the models or taking a novel approach to preventing any damage to them? Doesn't seem like you had the same experience at any rate. If it was reasonably quiet and you had unfettered access to the models I could see it taking 20 minutes. I think it took us about 40-45 minutes: we took A LOT of photos and really took our time. We really enjoyed it.

    Plus, at the time, there wasn't anything like it to be seen in Scotland. Anything like it was also Warren's exhibition. We've seen 2 at Paisley Museum. I forget what the other was called at the moment, Brick Wonders possibly.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,261
    @Lego_Star we were the only ones in there until the last few minutes when another family came in. We had a really good look at all the models. As you say, normally I'd be taking loads of photos of the full model and the little details to maybe use in the future, but with the prominent sign as you went in I only felt I could sneak a few shots.

    There was one bloke by the door who gave us a kids pack with a few quiz sheets in to spot various minifigures and some questions to answer.

    I'm not knocking Warren, he's a very talented man, but the site wasn't the best experience.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,108
    I didn't think you were knocking Warren, @speedman29 not in the slightest, as you said lots of amazing details. He and Kitty are lovely, very talented people. It was very quiet when we were at the exhibition too, we purposely went when it would be quieter.

    I know things tend to increase in price but it does seem a lot more expensive than we went. £3 each seems to ring a bell. And I don't really understand not being able to take photos, particularly as you say many of the exhibits are safely under perspex/glass cases. I can totally understand your disappointment at not being allowed to take any. St. Pancras model has been well and truly photographed at multiple events too such as Steam and Brick to mention a couple I have personally seen it at besides Brick City.

    When I say Warren's exhibition as far as I know I wonder if it's possible he's sold it, and all the models in it to someone else? I have no idea how much storage for something like the St. Pancras model alone takes up but I should imagine with all the different exhibits he has done in the last say, even 5 years, they must need a whopping amount of storage space if they aren't all being exhibited somewhere at the same time.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,290
    We saw Brick City in Bury St Edmunds a couple of years back, and it was just included in the overall entry price of the museum hosting. Took lots of pictures. Also saw Brick Wonders in Norwich last year, no entry cost at all there and again plenty of pics. Although that one was in a very dimly lit space, so harder to get good shots.
    Lego_Star
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,108
    Basty said:
    Went to the Brighton store today and they had a fantastic line up on the Pick a Brick wall. Finally got some masonry bricks. Can you guess how many are in this tub? (I’ve counted them)

    @Basty 507?
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 411
    edited August 18
    @Basty 470 is my guess as I filled 475 New Dark Red ones in a PaB cup the last time I bought PaBs and mine was hard to seal (Lego store employee actually taped the lid on as he saw me about to take out bricks when it wouldn't fit, he had been watching me amused as I took almost their entire stock of profile bricks).


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  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,108
    @PJ76uk and @Basty, you should both ask @GoldJono for tips on how to maximize your pab cup fills.

    He builds the bricks together to get more in. I'm sure he's filled up with profile bricks before, but I can't recall the total. He's probably got a picture somewhere....?
    stlux
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 411
    Lego_Star said:
    @PJ76uk and @Basty, you should both ask @GoldJono for tips on how to maximize your pab cup fills.

    He builds the bricks together to get more in. I'm sure he's filled up with profile bricks before, but I can't recall the total. He's probably got a picture somewhere....?
    At the time is was in a hurry as trying to do this whilst supervising two little ones running riot in the Disney Springs Lego store so just grabbed what I could. Normally I fill much better and include smaller pieces to fill the gaps (have hundreds of flower etc pieces lying around!)
    Lego_Star
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 213
    The lady in the Lego shop had to get a ladder to reach the bin, plus I didn’t have time to stack them to maximise cup usage. Currently @PJ76uk is very very close. 
    PJ76ukLego_Star
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,108
    edited August 18
    ^ I've obviously bust the total, lol 😄

    And I missed out my winking smiley from my previous post. 😉 ^^ Better to scoop and go, than to not go home with profile bricks at all! ;o)
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,438
    ^don't ask me why the picture is in the middle. It wasn't like that when I hit post.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    edited August 18
    Saved yourself $7.99 plus tax...
    gmonkey76 said:
    ^don't ask me why the picture is in the middle. It wasn't like that when I hit post.
    Dramatic framing.  It's cinematic.
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  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 274
    Still staring at the box for Steamboat Willie my brother bought for me when he visited town and wondering where I'll fit the build on my shelves. I loathe being a collector with limited display options. I've got more Tupperware bins full of LEGO than shelves. And if I try to sell off some of it I'm just going to be struggling hard to find any buyers, so I guess it's time to start disassembling the stored sets to see if I can fit more in less buckets to make more room.
    Lego_StarBasty
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 468
    P*ssed since i read on german lego sites that [email protected] ships via DPD now instead of DHL. DPD doesn't have a convenient dropoff point and less rerouting possibilities than DHL. DHL got a very convenient one on my way back from work which doesn't waste much time
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    Legopants said:
    Meanwhile, discovered something very disturbing at Tesco today. I mean, I like peanut butter and I like Marmite, but...


    I can confirm that, contrary to expectation, the Marmite/peanut butter combo is really rather nice :-)
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  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 766
    Legopants said:
    Legopants said:
    Meanwhile, discovered something very disturbing at Tesco today. I mean, I like peanut butter and I like Marmite, but...


    I can confirm that, contrary to expectation, the Marmite/peanut butter combo is really rather nice :-)
    OK, you've talked me into it. I've added it to my Ocado order for tomorrow :)
    Mr_CrossLegopantsbenbacardi
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 224
    edited August 19
    Oops... typo- meant Mark Stafford ;-)
    Lego_Star
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,505
    That set looks ace! Now take out the wheeled vehicle, make the ship 3x as big and I'll buy it in an instant!
    KungFuKennyMr_Cross
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 274
    Legopants said:
    Legopants said:
    Meanwhile, discovered something very disturbing at Tesco today. I mean, I like peanut butter and I like Marmite, but...
    I can confirm that, contrary to expectation, the Marmite/peanut butter combo is really rather nice :-)
    Just visited my nearest Tesco in hope of S19 minifigs - no luck but did get some Marmite peanut butter so not a totally wasted trip! Evening snacking sorted!
    LegopantssnowhitieMr_Cross
  • JDtheunknownlegofanJDtheunknownlegofan VA, USAMember Posts: 2
    My status is that I'm keeping all the sets I buy form now till whenever sealed because I have nowhere to display them and no time to build them! 
    Fizyx
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 213
    Gibbo1959 said:
    Legopants said:
    Legopants said:
    Meanwhile, discovered something very disturbing at Tesco today. I mean, I like peanut butter and I like Marmite, but...
    I can confirm that, contrary to expectation, the Marmite/peanut butter combo is really rather nice :-)
    Just visited my nearest Tesco in hope of S19 minifigs - no luck but did get some Marmite peanut butter so not a totally wasted trip! Evening snacking sorted!
    Something to dip your Lego into :P
    Lego_StarFizyx
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 274
    Basty said:
    Gibbo1959 said:
    Legopants said:
    I can confirm that, contrary to expectation, the Marmite/peanut butter combo is really rather nice :-)
    Just visited my nearest Tesco in hope of S19 minifigs - no luck but did get some Marmite peanut butter so not a totally wasted trip! Evening snacking sorted!
    Something to dip your Lego into :P
    #crunchy!
  • milambermilamber Norfolk UKMember Posts: 446
    First teal brick separator in a sea of orange
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  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 240
    I am getting some really bad *** pieces from Lego shortly. I cannot wait!
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    For the longest time I thought "Move Along" was from the first season of Bionicle. Idk why, lol. Finally got the right Toa of Stone for that song. 
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,281
    I thought friction balls https://brickset.com/parts/4286267/fric-element-ball-ø-10-2 had huge friction, but found out that if I dismantled the model, and changed their initial rotation, I could make it more smooth. turning them 180° in some of voltron's lions' legs.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    Nobody wants smooth friction balls.
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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 224
    edited August 20
    SumoLego said:
    Nobody wants smooth friction balls.
    Fauch said:
    I thought friction balls had huge friction...  in some of voltron's lions' legs.
    @SumoLego

     I would ask that you not paint that picture for me please... I really don’t need the mental image of Voltron’s lion balls, smooth or not... :-)
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  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 992
    MaffyD said:
    That set looks ace! Now take out the wheeled vehicle, make the ship 3x as big and I'll buy it in an instant!
    Make those screens trans yellow. Now we're in business!
    I love #7066, I have one and would like another!
    KungFuKennyMaffyD
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    opened some #70828, first I've seen of the new coral color. pink-orange. not unpleasant looking at all
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,779
    aw dang *hurries off to open a BnP tab*
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