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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,093
    I'm plotting my Saturday... I was expecting to work all weekend, was told yesterday that I would be... then found out today I'm not. I worked last weekend, so I don't mind some time off... :)  I'm thinking #71712 and #71722 to get the Charles Dickens GWP; might as well spend another $20 (and a couple of cents) to get the teal brick also.
    KungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,093
    I'm plotting my Saturday... I was expecting to work all weekend, was told yesterday that I would be... then found out today I'm not. I worked last weekend, so I don't mind some time off... :)  I'm thinking #71712 and #71722 to get the Charles Dickens GWP; might as well spend another $20 (and a couple of cents) to get the teal brick also.
    ...and today I find out I might be working this weekend after all! I also learned that if I work Saturday, then Sunday is double time, rather than time-and-a-half. If I work, I get done at 1p.m., so I should still be able to get the GWPs at the store. 
    Switchfoot55khmellymelCymbelineMr_Cross
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,732
    Just bought #42114 to get both GWP, its my Christmas present to myself and something build over the festive period while watching films, eating cake and supping whiskey! Plus I have a nice chunk of VIP points to put towards something next year now.
    GothamConstructionCoKungFuKenny
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 683
    I have to figure out if there’s a viable way for me to add a larger space for a working WV train in my home office. In the past I’ve just had a straight section with about a quarter turn on one end. I have a 20”x26” space now. I might try just resting a 30x40 laminated board on top, but it looks like that will really limit the space for my desk chair.

    Im fairly confident 30x30 will get a full train loop, but I also need space for the other WV sets (I have the train onward, so it’s not too many, but obviously it increases every year!
    560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,738
    ^ @KungFuKenny, did it come that clean and bright, or did you have to clean it?
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,551
    ^ @KungFuKenny, did it come that clean and bright, or did you have to clean it?
    It was extremely dirty but the prints were great, the trans yellow parts weren’t scratched, and the greys weren’t yellowed much at all.  I’ve seen lots of CS sets in pretty bad shape on eBay, so I was really pleased to finally get a nice one for a good price!
    Mr_CrossFizyxSumoLegord1899Astrobricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,093
    My LEGO status today: mostly delighted, a little annoyed. I went to the store today gor #80016 and #70436, with #41900 to get over the $200 threshold. So I got both GWPs. The stickers for #80016, #70436, and #40410 were all cut off center. This picture is representative. The black border should be equal on all four sides. I don't mind stickers, if they're done right. These are 🐂💩.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,738
    ^ Picture?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,093
    D'oh! Sorry, here it is.
    AstrobricksKungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,738
    Weird that three sets from three different themes all had this problem. We’re they all from the same factory at about the same time? (Does each factory even do their own stickers?)
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,372
    That's probably not what they would want. Let them know. I think there was an interview with a guy from QA somewhere hereabouts (or maybe thereabouts) and he said (iirc) that TLG want to know whenever there is a quality issue like this.
    Yes "quality" is a subjective sliding scale but the same problem in more than one set at the same time suggests a slip in the QA.
    FizyxomniumAstrobricksiwybs
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 552


    Welcome to the world Baby Yoda! May be my favourite set thus far.
    KungFuKennyKLOKRIECHERomniumGothamConstructionCopxchrisFowlerBrickskarmajay
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,002
    Along with eclipsing the 2500 set mark over the last few weeks, this VIP weekend has pushed me past another dubious benchmark:

    As with the last time I posted this, I don't know what I'm going to do with all these points, or what I'm saving them for.  Maybe one of these days when there is a really spectacular GWP I'll blow them all getting fully caught up on everything on my wanted list...  J/k, I think that still only gets me about 1/5th through my current wanted list on [email protected] ;_;


    madejp86cozy560HeliportomniumKungFuKennyCymbelinePapaBearFowlerBricks
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 654
    That's… crazy. Don't they expire??
    Fizyx
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,002
    edited November 2020
    That's… crazy. Don't they expire??

    They used to before they switched to the new system (they used to have a lifetime of 2 years from purchase date) but one of the changes with the new system is they no longer expire as long as you either earn or spend points within 18 months of your last activity.   If you keep earning or spending points, then they will pretty much last indefinitely.

    EDIT: Also, yes, it is crazy.  I try not to think about the implications behind that number.  TBH I try not to look at the number too much or it might make me think about things better left in the dark :P
    AstrobricksomniumAyliffeCymbelineandherd1899
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 83
    Perplexed and disappointed, I worked through purchasing a large wish list on BL for a series of vehicle MOCs getting all the pieces, including a rare part all the way from Europe, pushed the LEGO budget to the limit and then realised I hadn't finished creating the wish list and left off important things like wheels, windscreens etc. 

    I guess this will teach me to not run too many projects side by side. Only about 2/3rds complete.
    FizyxKungFuKennyCymbelineflord
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 831
    Legoboy said:
    So, an event that I look forward to each year, is a relatively low key toy exhibition in Naphill, where I would provide a live build.  Have done every year since 2013 when I cracked open the 'rare'  #10189 Taj Mahal.  Huh!!

    Obviously with events like these not taking place right now, I was asked if I could provide a time lapse for them to include in some sort of collaborative video they're working on.

    Not something I've done before and with not being able to see more than a square inch of carpet in the LEGO Room, perched at one end of the living room and gave it a go.



    I like the cheeky grin at the end 🙂
    Was it an enjoyable build? It's in my queue.
    LegoboyKungFuKenny
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,804
    edited November 2020
    omnium said:
    Legoboy said:
    So, an event that I look forward to each year, is a relatively low key toy exhibition in Naphill, where I would provide a live build.  Have done every year since 2013 when I cracked open the 'rare'  #10189 Taj Mahal.  Huh!!

    Obviously with events like these not taking place right now, I was asked if I could provide a time lapse for them to include in some sort of collaborative video they're working on.

    Not something I've done before and with not being able to see more than a square inch of carpet in the LEGO Room, perched at one end of the living room and gave it a go.



    I like the cheeky grin at the end 🙂
    Was it an enjoyable build? It's in my queue.

    Honestly?  Not really.  I chose it because it was to hand and a manageable size to enable it to be built on the trunk.  That, and the fact that I could do it in an afternoon.  I am not a fast builder by any stretch of the imagination, but it only took me six hours.

    I also found it repetitive in places and it was lacking all of the secret and nifty side builds that you don't really know you're building until you've built them.  Although to be fair, you don't often get those in ships.  Mostly Modulars etc.

    I don't regret having it, but no, it isn't up there in my list of favourite or memorable builds.  I only bought it because I had the rest of the meaningful large-build ships from this current phase and it would enable me to sell my sealed #10198.
    khmellymelomnium
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 584
    vizzitor said:
    Just saw this on the upcoming Black Friday teaser page on the Lego site. Now I'm wondering what the criteria will be to enter the draw and what I have left to spend this month.
    €6,667 worth of points. That's 51,284 red sausages from Bricks and Pieces or 31,747 golden sausages!




    I'd love you see you fill you bathtub with sausages and swim in them, might you win. Deal?

    ;)
    KungFuKennyvizzitor
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 320
    Surprised my Lego order from Saturday arrived today. One item I bought was the mini gingerbread house because I didn’t think I had it but when searching for my other Christmas lego I found a brand new one. 
    andheKungFuKenny
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 382
    ^ me too. Package delivered just now. Also me too on mini gingerbread house, but knowingly as Mrs Gibbo asked for a small Lego set to build for her upcoming birthday. 
    First significant Lego purchase other than minifigures for months.

    BumblepantsFizyxkhmellymelSwitchfoot55Basty560HeliportKungFuKennyKLOKRIECHERFowlerBricks
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,278
    Basty said:
    Surprised my Lego order from Saturday arrived today. One item I bought was the mini gingerbread house because I didn’t think I had it but when searching for my other Christmas lego I found a brand new one. 
    That happens to me probably more than I should admit. 
    SumoLegoCymbelineandheBasty560HeliportBumblepantsLegoboyrd1899
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,461
    ^ All the time.  I found myself muttering - where the hell did all of these Christmas Trees come from?!??!
    560HeliportKungFuKennykhmellymel
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 831
    Legoboy said:
    omnium said:
    Legoboy said:
    So, an event that I look forward to each year, is a relatively low key toy exhibition in Naphill, where I would provide a live build.  Have done every year since 2013 when I cracked open the 'rare'  #10189 Taj Mahal.  Huh!!

    Obviously with events like these not taking place right now, I was asked if I could provide a time lapse for them to include in some sort of collaborative video they're working on.

    Not something I've done before and with not being able to see more than a square inch of carpet in the LEGO Room, perched at one end of the living room and gave it a go.



    I like the cheeky grin at the end 🙂
    Was it an enjoyable build? It's in my queue.

    Honestly?  Not really.  I chose it because it was to hand and a manageable size to enable it to be built on the trunk.  That, and the fact that I could do it in an afternoon.  I am not a fast builder by any stretch of the imagination, but it only took me six hours.

    I also found it repetitive in places and it was lacking all of the secret and nifty side builds that you don't really know you're building until you've built them.  Although to be fair, you don't often get those in ships.  Mostly Modulars etc.

    I don't regret having it, but no, it isn't up there in my list of favourite or memorable builds.  I only bought it because I had the rest of the meaningful large-build ships from this current phase and it would enable me to sell my sealed #10198.
    Right, I know what you mean. I had that with the Cloud Shitty. And the Dearth Star. But both are fun to look at once they're built, so like you, I don't regret them at all. I'll leave it to the end of the build queue, then...
    KungFuKennyLegoboyPapaBear
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,551
    SumoLego said:
    ^ All the time.  I found myself muttering - where the hell did all of these Christmas Trees come from?!??!
    I’m to blame for at least one of them, I think...
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,026
    bpk2300 said:
    I Bricklinked the parts for the 2013 Comic-con exclusive Microscale Bag End #COMCON033
    That is such a fun little build. I Bricklinked it as well a few years back and it's been proudly displayed with my #79003 ever since!
    bpk2300KungFuKenny
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 683
    Finishing my Ideas Doctor Who set that I've been slowly building while watching Dr. Who over the last couple evenings.

    Also planning the setup and base for my WV. I won't start building any of the sets themselves until this weekend, but I need to finish setting up the base and track. Need to get some white flannel fabric as a wrap for the base board and some batting as snow drifts on Friday. Ordered a staple gun to secure the snowy ground. Ordered some tunnel sections to form a hill/mountain so I can take advantage of extra space over the track for at least one set, maybe 2.
    KungFuKenny
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,732
    I've also had a LEGO delivery!
    Volvo should keep me busy over the festive period.
    LegopantsKungFuKennykhmellymelgmonkey76FizyxCymbelineKLOKRIECHERGothamConstructionCodspigel
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 320
    Not sure about anybody else, but considering how many sets are sold out on the Lego website / on back order, I can't see it being a great black friday sale.
    gmonkey76andhe
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,738
    Basty said:
    Not sure about anybody else, but considering how many sets are sold out on the Lego website / on back order, I can't see it being a great black friday sale.
    Unless they really are holding some back for the sale.
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 492
    I'm still planning to go to the store tomorrow.  Even if the sales are not stupendous online, they usually have good stock for sales in the stores.  I'm wondering if I should get the Grand Piano if my store has any.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 359
    Slowly working through my backlog of LEGO reviews. Soon to be finished with CMF Series 19 and Toy Story 4 sets, then on to more and more.
    Brickfan50
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,551
    My status:
    -went to bed disappointed that I stayed up til midnight for a less than stellar Black Friday event
    -woke up excited that the Wallace and Gromit Ideas submission achieved 10,000... not my project but would be a day one purchase for me if approved!
    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2f72c8ed-61bd-4716-9438-54f6a758eba2
    FizyxMr_Cross560HeliportLobotCymbelinebandit778andheSwitchfoot55
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,461
    Dreading breaking down my Tower Bridge this afternoon/evening/tomorrow/Sunday...

    Gotta be careful with the 1000 cheese wedges.
    autolycus560Heliportdpa1CymbelineandheKungFuKenny
  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 204
    I've uploaded a new haul video on my YouTube channel:



    FowlerBricks
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,177
    bandit778 said:
    Time to go through Rebrickable and see what I have in my loose parts then it's Excel time again.
    Status today: Quite happy.
    In between chores and other life stuff, I managed to get all my Bricklink wanted lists up to date.
    It took longer than expected because whilst I was at it, I had to update the At-At part list as well (due to the new version released) as well as checking what I had for the K-Project.
    Turns out I had more of K-2SO than I thought.

    KLOKRIECHERKungFuKennyCymbelinestluxLobot
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 305
    Resigned to not getting a lego advent calendar, sitting on the fence is now even lonelier without calendar ,a few doors from last years city one left to open. 20 Euro was highest I'd pay but next year I'll stump up
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 584
    truck730 said:
    Resigned to not getting a lego advent calendar, sitting on the fence is now even lonelier without calendar ,a few doors from last years city one left to open. 20 Euro was highest I'd pay but next year I'll stump up
    You should check Amazon... think it was like 16E the other day.
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 305
    A steal at 70£ and free delivery. My Wife's feeling sorry for me and suggesting ideas as to where it could be got, I'm not paying more than 20euro for small pieces. I'll get off the mark next year 
  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 204
    Any pirates fans here? I've got a new YouTube video on a vintage LEGO Pirates set:



    KungFuKennyCharmiefcbpxchris
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 350
    I want 2 sets for Christmas. Cantina and the Ecto 1. Do I think I'll get them? No. This time of year Lego should have a backorder system on out of stock sets. Especially the big, sought after ones. They like their system. Keep the exclusive sets out of stock for months at a time and only have them in stock for about 5 minutes before we have to wait months for them to get 2 or 3 more in stock. My wish list is a sea of Temporarily out of stock.
    I've had a look at the US [email protected] and they seem to be going just as badly as the Au [email protected]
    KLOKRIECHERbpk2300
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 127
    I want 2 sets for Christmas. Cantina and the Ecto 1. Do I think I'll get them? No. This time of year Lego should have a backorder system on out of stock sets. Especially the big, sought after ones. They like their system. Keep the exclusive sets out of stock for months at a time and only have them in stock for about 5 minutes before we have to wait months for them to get 2 or 3 more in stock. My wish list is a sea of Temporarily out of stock.
    I've had a look at the US [email protected] and they seem to be going just as badly as the Au [email protected]
    Same pains here, bro. And I had Barracuda Bay set aside on my list to ensure a GWP trigger... that's the game, keep the suckers whipped into a frenzy.

    Right now part of me is tempted to buy something else at the same pricepoint then say "oops not interested, want an exchange" once the GWP is in-hand...
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