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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 765
    ^I'm Batman
    TheOriginalSimonBSumoLegoBumblepantsKungFuKennyMaffyDSwitchfoot55Lego_Star
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    ^^LOL I thought @KingAlanI  's post was going to read something about their looking up an identification guide for Brickset Forum members...
    BumblepantsKungFuKennySumoLego
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    My only regret is @Pitfall69 wasn't there with us in some shorts in the below freezing weather. 
    KungFuKennySumoLegoLittleLori
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    nope i am not dead :P

    so i not got any lego in mouths, this is down to 1 thing.
    i ran out of room. not like before when i ran out of room and made a little more space. no this time i cannot work how out to make more space. so it has to be a super grate lego set at a super grate price for me to get it.

    so i not seen any set like that for me to get.
    till today.
    so i been watching #75964 Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 and it been at £19.50 in most shops. Sainsburys last week had it in stock but price up at £25. so i passed on it.
    now this week there had it down at £19.50. would have passed on it again if we did not have a Spend X and get £15 off. so the shop came to £19 under the Price neede to get the £15 off. so payed £4.50 for it, :P as with out it there be no £15 off :P

    dont think there be a big christmas lego buy for me this year. so we see how things go.
    so i am in what some would call a mini dark age. but seeing as i am keeping up with lego news. i dont think i count as a dark age :P i just not buying set like i was.
    KungFuKennyBumblepantsMaffyDsid3windrcatwranglerLego_Star
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,643
    Gotta love building a huge set, and realizing you put a light blue 1x1 brick in place of a dark one back on step 20 and you're on step 50. -_-
    560HeliportklintonKungFuKennyJennichrisalddinBaby_Yodadmcc0brickventuresclassicAddicted2Oxygen
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 482
    edited November 8
    Gotta love building a huge set, and realizing you put a light blue 1x1 brick in place of a dark one back on step 20 and you're on step 50. -_-
    Bonus when you cannot lift off a larger section to avoid a full disassemble or when you have to puzzle out a way for partial disassembly when some technic scaffolding is already locked. (had one of those snafus on #10221 with the attachment points for the rear thrusters)
    FowlerBricks
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,116
    ^That depends on whether the brick is buried or not! ;-)
    FowlerBricksgmonkey76
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 736
    Gotta love building a huge set, and realizing you put a light blue 1x1 brick in place of a dark one back on step 20 and you're on step 50. -_-
    Not a 'huge' set, but I was fully annoyed having neared the completion of #70815 only to realize that I hadn't aligned the gears and pistons exactly, and had to disassemble the entire build and take apart the base to rectify my oversight. There's even a clear, large diagram in the instructions to ensure this doesn't happen, that I foolishly overlooked. :p
    Switchfoot55FizyxKungFuKennyFowlerBricks
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 459
    Not exactly Lego, but I popped into IKEA today to pick up a white LACK coffee table as a basis for this years Xmas Lego display...
    KungFuKennyJenniBumblepantsLittleLori
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,497
    A while ago there was an article on the Brickset main page about a sale on custom MOC instructions at Build Better Bricks. I sprung for the Aliens Xenomorph instructions and the final pieces arrived from Bricklink a while back.  Seeing the version done by @Pate5346 inspired me to get going on mine...


    I’m really pleased with the result- looks sufficiently menacing and not too expensive either.  Now I have to decide whether or not to pursue the Arvo Brothers version, which has been tempting me ever since @TheFew mentioned it to me a while back...sigh... back to BL soon I suspect...
    Go for it. The parts list is not too horrendous.. I am almost there myself.

    Some of the longer ribbed tubes are expensive, but I am going to try to cheat and attach shorter ones together.

    Also the black windscreens (62360) are a killer, but I will probably used dark blue or dark green... who's gonna know?
    KungFuKenny
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,643
    @JudgeChuck It was about as buried as it could get
    JudgeChuckKungFuKenny
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 736
    I've had a couple of Lego 'firsts' today (both from the same transaction, oddly enough). A trip to Walmart to get something fun to build led me to finding a TLM2 set at the mythical 50% off clearance pricing I keep hearing whispers about on here. I'd wanted to grab another #70833 just to have extras of it's unique selection of parts, and was pretty chuffed to find it at half off. That's the first time I believe I've ever seen such a steep discount on Lego firsthand.

    My second 'first' was discovering an inventory mishap in a set. I'd never once encountered a missing part in all my years of building Lego sets. I finally picked up #41347 (something I've been meaning to do since reading the fun review @MeganL did on it around this time last year). It was hard to put it back on the shelf yet again at 30% off, so it came home with me too. Just as I neared the end of the build though, it seems an errant grey #6126082 modified tile (a part that's not used in the build at all) found it's way into bag seven and displaced a navy blue #4205004 tile. It's fully not the end of the world (the included part does the job well enough), but it kinda gutted me that I can no longer claim to have never encountered a packing error. Up until this moment I honestly half questioned the veracity of the various reports I've read of such things, hahaha.
    LittleLori560HeliportAddicted2Oxygen
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 254
    Wife was online shopping and she decided she needs 2 coats. So I had to ask why. Her response was to attach me and ask why I need so many modular buildings. I told her the Lego modulars are actually worth more now then when I bought them. Of course she called me out on it so I told her to look up the Pet Shop, Brick Bank, and Grand Emporium online to look at current prices vs what I paid. Let's just say the argument ended there 
    KungFuKennyLittleLori560Heliportsnowhitiedatsunrobbie
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 158
    Tree House is available in a department store I go to I just don't feel like pulling the trigger on it just yet. I have way too many sets to build and want to do a fair few of them first before I buy anymore big sets. I'll probably end up buying it in the next month or so. It also looks flimsy as well with all the leaf pieces. I may decide to have a dead tree with no leaves.
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 254
    ^ just pray she doesn’t start to think “ if they are worth so much more now, why aren’t we cashing in on the profits?  Then I could have 3 coats...” :-)
    Thankfully our 4 year old loves playing with the modulars so he would give her hell if she wanted to sell them
    KungFuKennyMaffyDAddicted2Oxygen
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    edited November 9
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 138
    @Charmiefcb I found the treehouse amazingly sturdy and have moved it around a lot just by picking it up by the trunk. The leaves are all pinned together with “carrot tops” so they are very stable as well.
    KungFuKennyFizyxCharmiefcbPyrobug
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,791
    dmcc0 said:
    ^I'm Batman
    I have terrible wind. 
    SumoLegoBumblepantsKungFuKennygmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 610
    Since we're playing "we don't look like our avatars", I look nothing like Rex from Toy Story. 

    I thought @Bumblepants and @SumoLego looked exactly like their avatars... :-)

    For what it’s worth I wear a blue kimono gi and I am also the Master of Lightning
    SumoLegoFizyxFowlerBrickspxchrisAddicted2Oxygen
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    I'm just a purple face on a peach background.
    SumoLegoKungFuKennyPyrobug
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 767
    I thought about posting...

    "If you're wondering what I look like, just ask your mother. She'll tell you."

    But I'm much more classy than that. So I won't say it.
    SumoLego560HeliportKungFuKennyBaby_YodaRedbullgivesuwindlowlead
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,203
    edited November 10
    KungFuKenny said:
    I thought... @SumoLego looked exactly like their avatars... :-)
    I think I bear a strong resemblance to my avatar.  And, unfortunately, the rough approximation of a minifigure's proportions.  I need an eight-stud wide car.

    Anyway, shockingly, I've been making a concerted effort to reduce my 'extras' and extraneous side-collections that I'm falling behind on.  

    If there is a Disney LEGO Cars collector out there, I have a bunch of used sets, random pieces and sealed sets I'm contemplating downsizing from my hoard of 'to dos'.  Said 'to dos' I won't get to...
    KungFuKennyBumblepantsgmonkey76Modeltrainman
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 610
    edited November 10
    klinton said:
    It's always super weird seeing people you've only associated with avatars before. Like, Bumblepants is suddenly not the kindly mustachioed little eastern European man I pictured in my head, and SumoLego is far more dapper than I would ever have imagined.

    Way to ruin my head canon, guys. At least my image of KFK as a Strawberry Shortcake lookalike is still in tact.
    Hey!  I resemble that remark!  Oh wait...
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 236
    Contemplating how much I really want the brick bank......Shame it costs so much but i really do like it *flips coin*
    FowlerBricksKungFuKenny
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,203
    ... apparently, I'm sorting some Disney S2 CMFs today.  Another bad sign that I 'forgot' I had a sealed case in addition to a bag of random packs.


    BastyKungFuKennystluxFizyxSwitchfoot55FowlerBricksVgang
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,364
    As I logged in first time through FB, I look exactly like my avatar....yep I'm a nine year old girl!
    KungFuKennyGothamConstructionCoLittleLoriMaffyD
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 158
    Cymbeline said:
    @Charmiefcb I found the treehouse amazingly sturdy and have moved it around a lot just by picking it up by the trunk. The leaves are all pinned together with “carrot tops” so they are very stable as well.
    Thanks for the info. I'll probably get it next week.

    @sumolego I hate snow. I'm going to see family in New York in late March/early April and hopefully it's all gone by then.

    One set that I forgot about was the 1989 Batmobile. I'm now looking forward to it for Christmas. Just wondering how big the box is going to be.

    KungFuKenny
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    SumoLego said:
    KungFuKenny said:
    I thought... @SumoLego looked exactly like their avatars... :-)
    I think I bear a strong resemblance to my avatar.  And, unfortunately, the rough approximation of a minifigure's proportions.  I need an eight-stud wide car.

    Anyway, shockingly, I've been making a concerted effort to reduce my 'extras' and extraneous side-collections that I'm falling behind on.  

    If there is a Disney LEGO Cars collector out there, I have a bunch of used sets, random pieces and sealed sets I'm contemplating downsizing from my hoard of 'to dos'.  Said 'to dos' I won't get to...
    Lucky for you, if you're my Secret Santa, I LOVE Cars, and would love the sealed sets. Alternatively, my birthday is next April...;)
    KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,814
    That is awesome, @KungFuKenny! I love this idea of transposing the Classic Space aesthetic into unexpected areas...
    KungFuKenny
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 426
    That's truly fantastic @KungFuKenny ! If you could share build photos (or even better, instructions!) that'd be amazing! I get that's a big ask though…
    KungFuKenny
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 610
    edited November 11
    Thanks for the compliment - I’ll pass it along to my son also!  I don’t have instructions but it shouldn’t be too hard to pull it apart to show how it comes together- unless anyone else is interested I can PM some photos to you later this week
    benbacardi
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 696
    So I just saw the trailer for the new CGI Scooby Doo movie that comes out next summer. I had no idea. I shouldn't get my hopes up for a 2nd Scooby Doo wave, should I?
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    Something new happened when that comment was posted ^ has anyone else noticed?
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 610
    Lego_Star said:
    Something new happened when that comment was posted ^ has anyone else noticed?
    Now I’m curious... what happened? :-)
    560Heliportmustang69SumoLegoModeltrainmanFowlerBricksBaby_YodabenbacardiMaffyDMr_Cross
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 610
    That's truly fantastic @KungFuKenny ! If you could share build photos (or even better, instructions!) that'd be amazing! I get that's a big ask though…
    @benbacardi

    Photos PM’d
    benbacardiMr_Cross
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 805
    Just got in ~9 shipments from Target.  Was able to get some really good deals on 18 sets from my wanted list using their buy $50, get a $10 gift card.  Only got sets that were on sale already, and even before the deal I got about 22% off RRP.  Managed to get 38% off RRP with the deal+Red Card.  Pretty happy with that, and cut my non-retired wanted list by a significant amount!
    KungFuKennyFowlerBricks
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 446
    Went to the Lego Store today in my break; they had tan 8x8 plates, which I got 20, and added some 1x2x5 white pillars, some dark red brickbricks, some green 1x2s with studs on the side and transblue 1x2 tiles. Also some red gnome-hats and other WV-esque BaM figures.
    Switchfoot55BumblepantsKungFuKennyPyrobug
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    @CaptainRogers 
    That's beautiful! And because @KungFuKenny was asking, some new photos of my own.

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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    My updates to Casey Jr. actually got through Ideas. Huh. Yay! Now the hard part is convincing people to hit that support button. People can be very fickle, and picky...
    KungFuKennypanchox1gmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 610
    edited November 15
    ^Getting people interested in your Ideas project can be an uphill battle.  Once you hit a 1000 or more supporters momentum starts to build and the project might show up on the front page.  Unfortunately it looks like at least 3-4 other past Casey Jr/Dumbo projects failed to gather support and expired, so you would have to stand out from them.  Again, gathering support outside of traditional Lego fans (Disney Parks fanatics, model train enthusiasts, etc...) would probably help your cause.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    @KungFuKenny , Yup! Indeed! Still working on figuring it all out, but I can't give up yet! :D
    KungFuKennypanchox1
  • panchox1panchox1 ColoradoMember Posts: 114
    ^supported!
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    @Panchox1, thank you! As far as what will make it stand out, I have some ideas I'm tinkering with!
    panchox1
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