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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,159
    ^ @Modeltrainman, that's a great question. Would it be feasible to acquire enough between now and next February to cover the area you need? Or, are there additional colors you could include to help offset the basic layout? Tan or blue for instance?

    Perhaps others with more layout experience may be able to provide more insights. My experience is with a winter village, so I'd just say use more white!
    KungFuKennyModeltrainmangmonkey76
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 589
    I think, maybe my question got buried, will try again. I'm trying to restart a layout, now that we've moved. Is it silly to use a bunch of the LEGO Classic baseplates, if the internet says they may be retiring next February? Green 8x16s are kind of expensive... (Trying to build LEGO scenery for my layout.

    I was wondering this myself. I don't have any real city planning/building experience and have been buying stuff to build city for a while now. Hopefully, in a year or so, we'll be in a place that will have the space to do so.  I always assumed base plates would be acquired later when I knew how much space I'd need. Now, not sure if I should focus on getting a bunch in the next few months or just wait it out. and see if they come up with another system like the road plates.
    Modeltrainman
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,915

    The checkout person at Costco did a double take when they saw my cart yesterday...Beer, wine, and a Lego minifig book seemed like perfectly reasonable choices to me though!

    I love playing the checkout game, most unusual combo of three items and see if they say anything. Watermelon, tin of spam and the Endor battlepack from a few years ago had the operator double taking each item and then just stared at me!
    KungFuKennyGothamConstructionCogmonkey76MaffyDLostInTranslation
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 661
    ^ @Modeltrainman, that's a great question. Would it be feasible to acquire enough between now and next February to cover the area you need? Or, are there additional colors you could include to help offset the basic layout? Tan or blue for instance?

    Perhaps others with more layout experience may be able to provide more insights. My experience is with a winter village, so I'd just say use more white!
    Thanks, buddy! Yeah, I'm going to try to acquire more, I just didn't know if they'd definitely have something better? I never had the old roadplates, so that's an easy pick,  but for my trains, now, I want to have my track on baseplates, building rocks and stuff surrounding, would hate to be left in a bind...
    panchox1Switchfoot55
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,159
    I guess I may have misread your initial post. Are the rumors that ALL baseplates will be retiring in February 2022? Or just the classic green plates? If it's ALL, I may want to start stock piling some white ones...


    In other news, I'm feeling pretty good right now as I should soon have all the parts needed to fully ballast my tracks for my Winter Village layout. I think it will really help take the overall look to the next level. 

    On a related note, does anyone know of a way to order more than 200 of a single part type through BaP/[email protected]?
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 661
    From what I've seen, all 4. I don't know if it's OK, but...LEGO Classic Baseplates: New Plates Coming in 2022 (picklebricks.com) My LEGO status is trying to get my collection organized, again, but did start #21326
    Switchfoot55
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,399
    I have completed a small re-organisation of my study, having disassembled TPoBB and the Ideas Treehouse. I love both sets, but they were taking up so much room in my relatively small study that I've had to be ruthless. I also packed away a few smaller sets as well and I've actually got some space to work with now.
    Things were getting very overcrowded and I will actually be able to face a long-overdue dusting of my mini City and everything else that is still on display and will also allow me to build a couple of sets in my backlog, such as Winnie The Pooh and, perhaps, the new Space Shuttle.
    Dusting and hoovering first though! It was when I was disassembling both large sets that I realised how bad things had got. I think half the time was spent brushing the dust off everything!
    KungFuKenny
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,096
    So, so frustrated.  Ordering literally the last ~5 pieces for a 7800 piece MOC I've been parting out for the last 3 years or so. (Docking Bay 327 for those wondering.)  Made a ~$32 purchase that included some animals and such so I could justify the shipping and an order of 1 ~$1 piece.  Envelope came today, and almost everything was great... except for the ONE PIECE that I made the order for.  That piece came out looking like this:

    I don't blame the seller in ANY way.  He used a pretty good bubble envelope, but it was clear that the envelope either got caught in a machine or between two really heavy packages and was just dragged all to hell.  I'm not going to go after anything for a $1 refund or anything.  Not worth my time.  But still hella frustrating as now I've got to go make ANOTHER order and find ANOTHER store where I can put together an order to justify the whole purchase all over again.
    gmonkey76pxchris560HeliportSwitchfoot55Onebricktoomanysnowhitie
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,651
    edited April 22
    @Modeltrainman just starting on planing my city. I still plan on using the 32x32 baseplate as the  mesurement for how big the tables are going to be. Even if the baseplate does retire I still have the Modular Bulidings foot print as how I want my city to be laid out. The new road plate is 16x16 so I think what ever LEGO does in the future will still be based on the 32x32 mesurement. Now if only we could find out if they will be making curves with the new road system.
    BumblepantsKungFuKennypanchox1Modeltrainman
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 661
    @gmonkey76, thank you! Also, does anybody know how to mount curved track to a baseplate? Would a 2x2 tile with 1 stud work, or do I have to buy many 2x2 turntables? Straights seem straightforward. Also, on the new road plates, do they have tubes on the bottom? One thing I hope to do is have a tiny bit of Radiator Springs, Mater and the others are 4 wide...
    gmonkey76
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 301
    Today I received Space Shuttle #10283 which I ordered 4 days ago. Great that it shipped so quicky!
    However, I would like to share with you (and -hopefully LEGO.com) how this set was packaged. The pictures below show the size of the set relative to the box in which it was shipped.
    I like LEGO for the sets but I really have problems with the way they are shipping. (My set was shipped from Belgium with DPD).
    TLG is making a lot of fuzz about plastic from plants, sustainability and so on but they certainly fail to ship orders with a minimal ecological footprint.
    I think we ('we' meaning fans who spend a couple of 1.000's per year) need to make a clear statement to TLG that this is not acceptable. What are your thoughts?




    About the set itself: I look forward to building this on my next day off, which is Koningsdag (King's Day) on April 27. :-)
    pxchrisSirBrickalotOfLego560HeliportKungFuKennyYellowcastleRedbullgivesuwindOnebricktoomanyMynattMr_Cross
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,815
    @gmonkey76, thank you! Also, does anybody know how to mount curved track to a baseplate? Would a 2x2 tile with 1 stud work, or do I have to buy many 2x2 turntables? Straights seem straightforward. Also, on the new road plates, do they have tubes on the bottom? One thing I hope to do is have a tiny bit of Radiator Springs, Mater and the others are 4 wide...
    Some folks just mount the straight sections on plates and “float” the curves on tiles, while others use turntable pieces to “pin” the curves down, like in the video below...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RNYjVieirOw
    bandit778panchox1
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,032
    Today I received Space Shuttle #10283 which I ordered 4 days ago. Great that it shipped so quicky!
    However, I would like to share with you (and -hopefully LEGO.com) how this set was packaged. The pictures below show the size of the set relative to the box in which it was shipped.
    I like LEGO for the sets but I really have problems with the way they are shipping. (My set was shipped from Belgium with DPD).
    TLG is making a lot of fuzz about plastic from plants, sustainability and so on but they certainly fail to ship orders with a minimal ecological footprint.
    I think we ('we' meaning fans who spend a couple of 1.000's per year) need to make a clear statement to TLG that this is not acceptable. What are your thoughts?




    About the set itself: I look forward to building this on my next day off, which is Koningsdag (King's Day) on April 27. :-)
    Whoever was packing probably ran out of smaller boxes and didn’t have authority to go get some on their own.
    iwybsstluxSumoLegoMr_Cross
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,713
    @gmonkey76, thank you! Also, does anybody know how to mount curved track to a baseplate? Would a 2x2 tile with 1 stud work, or do I have to buy many 2x2 turntables? Straights seem straightforward. Also, on the new road plates, do they have tubes on the bottom? One thing I hope to do is have a tiny bit of Radiator Springs, Mater and the others are 4 wide...
    Some folks just mount the straight sections on plates and “float” the curves on tiles, while others use turntable pieces to “pin” the curves down, like in the video below...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RNYjVieirOw
    For my city, I simply affix some of the straight sections but let the curves and flex tracks stay unaffixed.  I sometimes need to then leverage pieces on the base plates to secure the angles.
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 375
    Got the Batman Cowl, Star Wars helmets and Probe Droid a couple of days early.
    YellowcastleOnebricktoomanySirBrickalotOfLego
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 452
    Today I received Space Shuttle #10283 which I ordered 4 days ago. Great that it shipped so quicky!
    However, I would like to share with you (and -hopefully LEGO.com) how this set was packaged. The pictures below show the size of the set relative to the box in which it was shipped.
    I like LEGO for the sets but I really have problems with the way they are shipping. (My set was shipped from Belgium with DPD).
    TLG is making a lot of fuzz about plastic from plants, sustainability and so on but they certainly fail to ship orders with a minimal ecological footprint.
    I think we ('we' meaning fans who spend a couple of 1.000's per year) need to make a clear statement to TLG that this is not acceptable. What are your thoughts?




    About the set itself: I look forward to building this on my next day off, which is Koningsdag (King's Day) on April 27. :-)
    Not sure what's going on with DPD packaging, but I had much the same, except mine was completely ripped open and partly resealed.

    Thankfully all the contents were there.

    SumoLegoMr_Cross
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 589
    Diagon Alley got delivered! woot!! Including the Monster book of monsters. and Bunny House GWPs. Now if only I had space for it at the moment.
    CymbelineKungFuKennyBumblepantsSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,792
    ^^ I'd rather have the overpacked package than the Bear-Attack-Survivor package.

    Overall, for a plastics company, I don't have a lot to complain about in terms of LEGO's environmental efforts.  The fact they've even considered replacing their primary product material with a bio-friendly plant-based solution is admirable.

    Maybe the focus ought to be on the industries taking advantage of low wages (and perhaps slave work camps?) in certain countries to produce phones and other devices.  The same countries that won't make a commitment to reducing their pollutant trajectory, let alone actually reducing the destruction to the global environment...

    I've been told for years that we all need to do our part.  It's a global problem that requires a global solution.
    Marshallmariopanchox1iwybsBumblepants560HeliportBrickfan50Mr_Cross
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 119
    @Brickfan50 , so I’m betting my opinion will not be as popular as yours, but you did ask. The box looks a little too tall unless you also got a GWP shipped with it. The length and width look about right to me. When I spend $200 on an item I expect the set box to be in excellent condition. Whether it is a set you are not going to open for a variety of reasons or a set you will build and possibly sell with the box at a later date, the condition of the set box does matter. With this premise, the set box should have protection with air bubbles, peanuts etc. on the top, bottom, both sides and both ends. The damage the Postal service will do to the outer box is random so protecting just the ends or just the top is pointless because you don’t know where the crushing, mangling, piercings will occur. I get nothing in life is perfect and less expensive sets should require less packaging but I am all for Lego making a solid effort to protect my purchase.
    Stepping down from soapbox!
    560HeliportSumoLegoOnebricktoomanyKungFuKenny
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 617


    Was very excited to find the Looney Tunes CMFs in Sainsbury's a few days ahead of release; 10 minutes of feeling later and the whole series came home with me!
    bandit778GothamConstructionCoOnebricktoomanyKungFuKennymsandersLegopantsstluxSwitchfoot55Addicted2Oxygen
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,792
    edited April 26
    ^ I approve that bookcase.


    In fact, I enjoyed it so much in college, I wrote a short story titled 'Fortinbras Politely Declined'.  It was a terrible story.
    BumblepantsKungFuKennysnowhitieOnebricktoomany
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,792
    Also traded a King's Ransom for a Ulysses today.  Not really proud of that, but it kinda balanced out with a good deal for that horrible Roman Chariot from a few weeks ago.

    I dislike these VIP GWPs.  
    gmonkey76KungFuKennyMarshallmariopxchrisiwybssnowhitieOnebricktoomany
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 661
    I spent this afternoon finishing and then playing with #42110 , including some off-roading in the backyard...

    It seemed to me that the Defender needed a driver, but minifig and Fabuland scale were way off... in the end I grabbed Woody off the shelf and used him...

    (Rex wanted to re-enact a Jurassic Park chase).  
    I like the model so much that it earned a display spot on the library bookshelf! 

    REX! Oh, um, er,right. LEGO status, yes. Um, My family and I unpacked more of my LEGO parts today. Now to, well, actually sort them.

    KungFuKenny
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,713
    Great trade with @SumoLego ....wait, wrong thread. J/K I would have only charged a King’s Joust. :o)
    KungFuKennySumoLegosnowhitieOnebricktoomany
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 96


    Was very excited to find the Looney Tunes CMFs in Sainsbury's a few days ahead of release; 10 minutes of feeling later and the whole series came home with me!
    Unfortunately I'm in the opposite mood, I knew the LEGO stores in Australia were getting them out today along with the 60's Batman car, so I made a special trip (about 50 minutes) to the store in Adelaide, we were there when the doors opened and headed straight to the counter only to find out that there had been a shipping delay or something and they didn't have or even know when the stock would be in. Shattered. 
    Happy for you though.
    SirBrickalotOfLego
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 96
    *Batmobile
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 119
    @kungFuKenny, didn’t Lego used to make Technic race care drivers? I think they are about the right size for your vehicles? You must have some of them stashed somewhere.
    KungFuKenny
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,815
    SumoLego said:
    ^ I approve that bookcase.


    In fact, I enjoyed it so much in college, I wrote a short story titled 'Fortinbras Politely Declined'.  It was a terrible story.
    One of the best plays/movies of all time!  One quote that stuck with me was: 

    Guildenstern: I don't believe it anyway.
    Rosencrantz: What?
    Guildenstern: England.
    Rosencrantz: Just a conspiracy of cartographers, then?” 
    Switchfoot55560HeliportSumoLego
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,159
    ^I watched that movie in the 11th grade and fell in love with it. So fantastic!
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,713
    Just got a text from wife: “2 LEGO boxes arrived from Denmark.” LOL.
    560HeliportBumblepantsOnebricktoomany
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 119
    I wish I was cool enough to get packages from Denmark ! :)
    560Heliport
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 873
    Where'd you get the poster from?  I guess I could do some googling lol
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,713
    I’m not sure how I feel about these Non-LEGO gifts being interspersed...
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,815
    EGRoberts said:
    Less then 1 month until I reunite with my lego.. Will probably work on my star trek ship until I get all the new harry potter series squared away so I can re-design all of my hogwarts..  Anyone else try to make star trek ships with lego? I love making the interior but am dreading the exterior hull as it will be complicated.

    Looks great!  ... not sure I would be brave enough to build the interior first like that though. :-) 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,050
    @EGRoberts exciting stuff,but I agree with @KungFuKenny will be an extra challenge desinging from the inside out I think. Loving Woody driving that landrover by the by.


    I've been enjoying building the Hubble. Nice and shiny :) On the second bag of the Discovery now.
    FizyxKungFuKennypxchrisLegopantsMr_CrossGothamConstructionCo
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,906
    @EGRoberts - loving the Star Trek interior! You might have an issue with scale if you do the outside the same! I have the Enterprise from that other manufacturer but have yet to set time aside to build it. I want to give it the attention it deserves and not rush it, and take photos so I can compare to Lego techniques.
    My own status is happy - in the end. I'll post more in the buying right now thread (which will also serve as the not buying right now thread in that instance).
    KungFuKenny
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 246
    edited April 29
    My Lego status is slightly worried. I ordered some parts from BL about 5 days ago, but the order status is still just "paid". Maybe I am just spoiled, but I am used to quicker turnaround times than that. The seller has a 95% approval rating, but when I started going through the neutral and negative feedback I really started to feel a little anxious. There were hundreds of complaints about discolored/broken/non-lego parts, the seller taking weeks or months to ship, and poor customer service. I am going to be quite busy the next couple of weeks, and the last thing I want to be doing is figuring out which hoops to jump through to get my money back.
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 246
    Never mind, it literally just shipped. (Lets out long sigh of relief)
    JudgeChuckgmonkey76
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,159
    @veyniac, I know the feeling. I'm so used to BL sellers getting stuff in the mail super quick. But for the Secret Santa last year, this guy took almost 2 weeks to get stuff shipped out. Thankfully things still all showed up in time for me to turn around and ship to my Santee. 

    Glad your stuff is on it's way. Fingers crossed everything is as expected. 
    veyniac
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,713
    White rangefinders take longer to pack.
    Switchfoot55gmonkey76
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 737
    Waiting in a pretty long line at my Lego store. Going to get something SW, of course. Not R2D2, so I don’t have to worry about them running out of what I want. I have a decent list of options. First priority is Poe Dameron’s X-Wing because I’m determined to get all the Knights of aren, and Lego is evil for putting them in so many different moderately expensive sets!
    560Heliport
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood United StatesMember Posts: 85
    Ran across the Looney Tunes CMFs at Meijer during a grocery run. But said run was with the rest of the family and having to stand and wait while I felt up the bags would have been.....unpopular...... with family members both adult and toddler. So now I need to contrive another trip to Meijer, alone. 
    jmeninnopxchrisOnebricktoomany560Heliportveyniac
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,792
    ^ I would suggest making a junk food run.  
    OnebricktoomanyModeltrainmanlessjunkfoodgmonkey76
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 96
    Finally got my Looney Tunes CMF, picked up 50 as I needed 3 sets (1 for me and 2 gifts) and a few extra just in case, here's what I ended up with.
    Wile E x9, Road Runner x8, Bugs x6, Daffy x6, Tasmanian Devil x5, Marvin x4, Lola x4, Speedy x4, and only 1 each of Porky, Sylvester, Tweety and Petunia. Not sure how the store picked them but not really happy, I figured they would have but in a box plus the loose ones, but no, just piled them in the bag.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,713
    If you’re wanting a complete, unfettered box, you’ll likely need to either grab one yourself or specifically ask for one.  I’ve heard that some places are pre-identifying but that’s never been my experience.
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 96
    If you’re wanting a complete, unfettered box, you’ll likely need to either grab one yourself or specifically ask for one.  I’ve heard that some places are pre-identifying but that’s never been my experience.
    Initially that is what I did in store but due to delivery issues the new release stuff hadn't arrived by it's release date so I had to order online for click and collect as soon as they became available. I did ask the staff that question but she only offered me  "Ï don't even know how many are in a box, and you just need to type in the quantity required" 
    I might just head back down and grab another box on the weekend, what's an hour and a half round trip for Looney Tunes CMF.
    560HeliportYellowcastle
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