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  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    edited March 13
    Thanks @gmonkey76.  This kind of showing can help my wife realize that I may indeed have LEGO issues but I’m not alone in that dysfunction.  :o)
    gmonkey76SumoLegobandit778Marshallmario
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,376
    Thanks @gmonkey76.  This kind of showing can help my wife realize that I may indeed have LEGO issues but I’m not alone in that dysfunction.  :o)
    I find these as not very helpful, as my wife points out I need to get rid of stuff...

    Unrelated observation - I have 18 dining chairs in my garage 'just in case' we have family dinner.
    Yellowcastlegmonkey76catwranglerpxchris
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 802

    About two years late but man is this thing a beast. So much so that Optimus Prime decided to photo bomb.
    BumblepantsFizyxLegopantsjnscoelho560HeliportGothamConstructionCocatwranglerCharmiefcb
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 381
    @gmonkey76 Your collection of instructions is incredible!
    gmonkey76SumoLegocatwrangler
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,995
    Just had a Brickheadz sheep set arrive via DPD, LEGO CS said they would send a small gift as an apology for the trouble we had with their International Womens Day poster creator. 
    YellowcastleMr_Crosscatwrangler
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,026
    My status is that I’m not feeling very well lately. I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and suffer from medicines (prednison). 
    However there’s really one thing that help me going on and stay positive: my lego hobby and this forum.
    I spend a lot of time in bed and I enjoy the wonderful posts here. 
    Hoping for a full recovery to you and lots and lots of time building all the sets you want!
    KungFuKennygmonkey76Brickfan50Marshallmario
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    Have not bought a single lego set in 3 and half months... Ordered the blacksmith today and now just need to decide if I want another blacksmith or disney castle or maybe both... Lego withdrawl is sooo real...

    On a side note me being away from home for so long had interesting effects. My wife sends me pictures as her and my son have started buying lego at rates I would never have expected because she always complains we have too much.. She says they need it to build together to fill the void of me being away so long.. Dad withdrawl is soo real too!  



    Yellowcastle560HeliportKungFuKennyModeltrainmancatwranglerveyniacOldTownBricks
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,498
    My status is that I’m not feeling very well lately. I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and suffer from medicines (prednison). 
    However there’s really one thing that help me going on and stay positive: my lego hobby and this forum.
    I spend a lot of time in bed and I enjoy the wonderful posts here. 
    Sorry to hear you're not feeling chipper. Get well soon! :-)
    gmonkey76KungFuKennyBrickfan50Marshallmario
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,207

    Huw, are there plans to commemorate the anniversary in any way? There may have been many ups and downs (and arguments!) on this forum over the last decade, but it would be good to celebrate this community's longevity somehow. 

    All of our avatars get exclusive BS Forum party hats for the next 12 months! 
    BumblepantsLostInTranslationPumpkin_3CK5gmonkey76SumoLegopxchrisdavetheoxygenmandatsunrobbie
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    @LostInTranslation - wow, has a decade really come and gone? :o)

    @Bumblepants - Agreed, so long as it is being wielded by Mr. Gold, all under the watchful gaze of another Texan in a Lord Business outfit.
    BumblepantsLostInTranslationSumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    @Yellowcastle - Yes, or so they tell me ... Not quite sure how that happened. Although this last year has felt like a decade all on its own. Timey-wimey stuff is weird. 

    @KungFuKenny - Once again you seem to be building sets from my childhood collection!!  So many happy memories 😊
    Maybe I should dig out those curved panels to sell if they are worth so much!! 


    BumblepantsKungFuKennyYellowcastleSumoLegodavetheoxygenman
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,683
    @LostInTranslation at least rebuild the set and enjoy it before you sell parts of it!
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    I wonder if the existence of the Ship in a Bottle set will have any impact on the value of those parts - if not identical, the "glass" panels seem very close in style. Or is value of vintage parts at least partly about the age/authenticity?
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,207
    edited March 14
    I wonder if the existence of the Ship in a Bottle set will have any impact on the value of those parts - if not identical, the "glass" panels seem very close in style. Or is value of vintage parts at least partly about the age/authenticity?
    I think it’s that those pieces (in that size, in trans-clear) only appeared in 2 Paradisa sets back in 1992.  They have shown up as recently as last year in different colors though ( #10274 for example).  The ship in the bottle set uses the bigger 6x6x9 curved panels...
    SumoLego
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 288
    The inflated price of those smaller curved panels appears to be mainly due to multiple Razor Crest MOCs that were designed before the official set was released and used said panels for the cockpit (in particular, the one by papaglop). It doesn't help that the panels only came in 2 sets from nearly 30 years ago, and that the part looks so cool :)
    560HeliportMaffyD
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,087
    @Brickfan50 - hoping you feel better very soon!

    @LostInTranslation - 10 years is quite a milestone - I think @Huw ought to be able to do something about it. If not, it'll get celebrated here no doubt. I've only been around for the past 5 years I think, but this place has meant a lot to me since then.

    My own status? Trying to get my home office to a Lego-appreciation-standard! Yes, still a WIP.
    LostInTranslationbandit778560HeliportYellowcastleKungFuKennyGothamConstructionCoBrickfan50catwrangler
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,633

    I tried to brag about my luck to my spouse, but her comment was along the lines of “you’ll just find another set to spend the savings on...”
    Hahaha...
    That one strikes awfully close to home!!
    KungFuKenny
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 492
    Finally got some tenants out of my house and since the living room is no longer a common area I will be turning the living room into my Lego workshop/display room. Never had nearly all my stuff in one area and am a little surprised how much I have collected in 5 years. I only have 138 sets but most of them are large exclusive sets my average piece count per set is 1470. with a value around $18000. I have 180,000 loose sorted bricks and I buy lots and sell used and new sets. If anyone has suggestions concerning decently priced display furniture for displaying large and medium sets i would appreciate it.
    veyniacKungFuKennyFizyxdspigel
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,207
    edited March 15
    If anyone has suggestions concerning decently priced display furniture for displaying large and medium sets i would appreciate it.
    I like the IKEA Billy bookcase with glass doors to keep the dust out...

    Although the depth may be too shallow for some sets, which necessitates open shelving (along with dusting!)
    dspigelAstrobricksSumoLegobpk2300gmonkey76brickventures
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,633
    KungFuKenny said:

    I like the IKEA Billy bookcase with glass doors to keep the dust out...
    But... dusting is an integral part of the LEGO displaying experience. You wouldn't want to rob somebody of such an opportunity! 
    Switchfoot55560HeliportKungFuKennyCymbelinegmonkey76
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    pxchris said:
    KungFuKenny said:

    I like the IKEA Billy bookcase with glass doors to keep the dust out...
    But... dusting is an integral part of the LEGO displaying experience. You wouldn't want to rob somebody of such an opportunity! 
    Ya c'mon Kenny... If I can't dust then what is the point of all my wives make-up brushes... 
    KungFuKenny560HeliportCymbelinegmonkey76
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    EGRoberts said:
    pxchris said:
    KungFuKenny said:

    I like the IKEA Billy bookcase with glass doors to keep the dust out...
    But... dusting is an integral part of the LEGO displaying experience. You wouldn't want to rob somebody of such an opportunity! 
    Ya c'mon Kenny... If I can't dust then what is the point of all my wives make-up brushes... 
    How many wives do you have? ;-)
    LOL ya thats a whoops... wifes I guess was correct spelling lol oops.. Only 1, blind luck that I found a 1 that would put up with me =)
    KungFuKennyAstrobricksCymbelinegmonkey76
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,207
    Out in a heavy snowstorm to collect my blacksmith shop from the freight forwarding office. The things we do for love.
    Make sure you dress appropriately... I suggest one of these to keep your ears warm...

    Mr_CrossAstrobricksBumblepantsMarshallmarioCymbeline560HeliportSeijiAmasawagmonkey76Pumpkin_3CK5
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 530
    Today I realised it is nearly 10 years since the Brickset forum was founded in April 2011; how quickly the time passes! 

     I can't say I was there right at the beginning, since I lurked for several months before being brave enough to post for the first time, and I'm nowhere near as active in the Lego community as I used to be, but I have found many good friends over the years, and that wouldn't have been possible without @Huw and this site.

    Huw, are there plans to commemorate the anniversary in any way? There may have been many ups and downs (and arguments!) on this forum over the last decade, but it would be good to celebrate this community's longevity somehow. 


    Thanks for the reminder. Not sure when i joined exactly, Forum only shows April 2011. (back then the Userid was visible in the profile so you knew how early your signup was relative to other users). IIRC i got a low triple digit one
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,422
    ^I've grown tired of sitting on that fence. I think it's time to take the plunge! I just got my final invoice cost for the instructions and shipping. It's absolutely spectacular!
    bandit778560HeliportKungFuKennyFizyxpxchris
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,207
    @bandit778 The finished product looks awesome - what a great build!  I had hoped it had a punching arm feature like the constraction version though— then you and @Switchfoot55 could have duked it out like Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots!
    Switchfoot55560Heliportbandit778gmonkey76BumblepantspxchrisMr_Crosssnowhitie
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,709
    @bandit778, now you just need a sound brick with Alan Tudyk’s voice. Somebody make that happen!
    bandit778560HeliportKungFuKennydaynaRT
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,683
    @bandit778, now you just need a sound brick with Alan Tudyk’s voice. Somebody make that happen!
    If that happens, I'd have no excuse for not MOCing Serenity! (Not that there's really any excuse not to do it!)
    Bumblepantsbandit778Astrobricks
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,294
    @bandit778, now you just need a sound brick with Alan Tudyk’s voice. Somebody make that happen!

    Knowing my luck, I'd get the one with phrases from Resident Alien so all it would do is mumble profanities at everyone and get me into trouble.

    KungFuKenny560HeliportjmeninnoAstrobricksGothamConstructionCo
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,422
    @bandit778, do you have any of the other "UCS" style droids? I know Mirko's has some photos with K-2 by BB8 and then R2-D2. I think that's what is most appealing to me is the scale of this thing next to the other droids. 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,294
    @bandit778, do you have any of the other "UCS" style droids? I know Mirko's has some photos with K-2 by BB8 and then R2-D2. I think that's what is most appealing to me is the scale of this thing next to the other droids.
    Unfortunately not built, I only have BB8 but that was dismantled and put away ages ago. Speaking of which, after building this, some of the other builds that are scattered around the place are going to have to be dismantled as well. The wife has been making some off colour remarks about the amount of LEGO sets out on display. 😬
    Switchfoot55
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 291
    I WANT SMALLER HANDS!!! Well what would be nifty would be some way to shrink my fingers some of the time ... am going half crazy building #80024 Legendary Fruit & Flower Mtn. I am maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through and my stupid fat fingers keep knocking bits off!!
    560Heliportcatwrangler
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    I WANT SMALLER HANDS!!! Well what would be nifty would be some way to shrink my fingers some of the time ... am going half crazy building #80024 Legendary Fruit & Flower Mtn. I am maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through and my stupid fat fingers keep knocking bits off!!
    Lol ya I have had some issues fitting my fingers into some parts of builds where something came loose or fell off... That's the bonus of being a dad.. Child labour! My son's hands are way smaller and he takes payment in candy! 
    Cymbeline560HeliportAstrobricks
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 288
    I just finished bricklinking the parts for my Trilobite Fossil and Crimson Forest MOCs. However, they are not for me: I will be donating the models (along with a link to the building instructions) to a local school's annual fundraising auction. Hopefully someone will bid enough to at least cover the cost of the parts :)
    KungFuKennyMr_CrossMarshallmarioYellowcastle
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,633
    I think I earned a new level-up badge last night by buying a set immediately upon release on LEGO.com.

    It is good to see however that as of this morning the Winnie the Pooh set is still available, that means that the availability is better than I anticipated and more people will actually be able to get it! I did also see that some of the prints are starting to sell out, so I'm glad I decided to add one to my order even though 750 points does feel high.
    BumblepantsYellowcastle
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,633
    ... And now both the set and all the prints are out of stock.

    Still glad I bought it last night.
    MarshallmarioKungFuKennySwitchfoot55Fizyxpanchox1
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,026
    I am, quite unfortunately, in disassembly mode today. Decided I have got to clear space for my HP sets which I've never built. First set to come apart is Voltron. It's taking forever, and I hate it so much. Vader's Castle will be the next victim--I think it's appropriate to take down one castle to make room for a different one. From there, I'm not as sure. I have a small fleet of A-Wings that I might just toss into a storage bin intact so I can do a string of A-wings once I get the UCS A-wing--probably on May 4 to get those sweet GWP and hopefully double VIP points.
    560HeliportvanvonfullFizyx
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