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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    Sets that can't be disassembled... sets that disassemble themselves... what is the world coming to?! ;)
    Sets that build themselves, next!
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,016
    Sets that can't be disassembled... sets that disassemble themselves... what is the world coming to?! ;)
    Sets that build themselves, next!
    What a horrifying idea! 
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,016
    I just did a little math... at the rate I'm going so far, this year I'll spend more than $13,000 on LEGO. (gulp!)
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    Sets that can't be disassembled... sets that disassemble themselves... what is the world coming to?! ;)
    Sets that build themselves, next!
    What a horrifying idea! 
    I thought so! But it IS the next logical step in "weird things people MIGHT like, "that LEGO seems to be trying. 
    560Heliport
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 276
    Status: Excited that the Big Boy and Blackbird are both in Ideas review, cynical that either will ever actually happen if for no other reason than that my liking anything appears to be a kiss-of-death for it in Billund.

    Same with the A-Team and KR entries last round.
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 108
    Got the next Besta cabinet assembled and in place, with the fixed shelves and glass doors attached. Now just waiting for the glass shelves to be stocked at our local Ikea and then can finally expand into the new display space in our loft. 
  • jhonaljhonal canadaMember Posts: 2
    If you placed your order as a guest, you won't be able to check your order status online.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,085
    jhonal said:
    If you placed your order as a guest, you won't be able to check your order status online.
    I took “our local Ikea” to mean they got it at a store.
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 441
    Had a doubly good Lego day. I got the Christmas signage from my local toy store and picked up my box of series 22 minifigures


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,648
    ^Those Santa signs are awesome!
    Basty
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 276
    Basty said:
    Had a doubly good Lego day. I got the Christmas signage from my local toy store and picked up my box of series 22 minifigures


    Do we have a guide for ID'ing figures in-pack, and are these out in the US yet? Or am I better off to see if I can order a sealed case from LEGO and then slip the overage into goodie bags for staff's kids?
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  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,598
    I did a review of this series for New Elementary - I included a quick feel guide for each character. Here.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,891
    Having recieved my January 2022 [email protected] catalog, I chuckled at the 'Over 95 New Sets' badge on the cover.

    Over None of them Available!
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,016
    SumoLego said:
    Having recieved my January 2022 [email protected] catalog, I chuckled at the 'Over 95 New Sets' badge on the cover.

    Over None of them Available!
    Would you prefer that TLG simply delays the release of new sets until they've produced enough for everyone to get one immediately? And how could they predict demand so precisely? I suppose they could do preorders for everything and only produce enough to fill the preorders. 
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 250
    edited January 12
    SumoLego said:
    Having recieved my January 2022 [email protected] catalog, I chuckled at the 'Over 95 New Sets' badge on the cover.

    Over None of them Available!
    Would you prefer that TLG simply delays the release of new sets until they've produced enough for everyone to get one immediately? And how could they predict demand so precisely? I suppose they could do preorders for everything and only produce enough to fill the preorders. 
    They know the demand will be high, especially with lockdowns and the pandemic. More people then ever are turning to this as a hobby to entertain themselves and family. I think the best solution for Lego at this time would be to choose more carefully, introduce less sets with greater quantities so that people are not left constantly disappointed by back order and worse out of stock. Lego.com the other day did not have a single creator set in stock. Not one. Out of seven pages of Star Wars only one page was available and mostly key chains. They need to have less choices and produce more until they have the ability to maintain demand for everything.
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  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 425
    Plus supply chains are screwed the world over. It's just Lego. You'll get the set eventually. The last 2 years some sets I've had to wait months for but they came in stock. It's inconvenient sure but what can you do about it?
    That said after a week the Jan 1st sets came in my local shop. Bought a fair few of the ones they had. Technic Batmobile, and Hoth AT ST being the highlight in mostly City sets.
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    Reading Psalms still, promoting IDEAS stuff, trying to up my photography skills...
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    Lo1sJess said:
    @Modeltrainman love seeing your pics and more so your positivity.  Not enough focusing on positives and being better people going on these days.  
    Thank you! My gramma and grampa(who's with God), were the ones who taught me about faith in God, joy, and they always taught me to encourage and build others up, treating them how I'd want to be treated. Actually, the train in those photos is on IDEAS in memory of my grampa because he wanted to see it change the world, even outside our family, so that's why I want to see it make it to review. As a reminder of his legacy. I just don't know enough people to make that happen...
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    Today's status: Building #76904 and laughing, thinking how my grampa would have declared the 'Vettes in #76903 the winner, simply because he was a Chevy guy...I think SC is/was kind of 'our theme', because I got my love of cars from him(trains, too...) Lord willing, this year, I want to build a dealership to display the SC theme, and use DOTS tiles to name it after him...
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    Today's LEGO status: reading Psalms, still, had to change my phone from an old Windows phone to a newer Android, so got a Brickset app for it. Still working on IDEAS projects, promoting, built #60326. It's really neat, and I need squirrels for the Ark, anyway! Praising God for another day of life, because 32 years ago, it was speculated that I'd never live to even snap two pieces together...God turned that into 32 years, and countless pieces, which I will use for Him! Still working on my layout in those photos, realizing I need to add elevation, and wondering if Chip and Dale will be the first railroad conductors to climb trees on the job...Those little fellows are nutty about nuts! (There are acorn tiles in the aforementioned 'squirrel battle pack...')
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,016
    It looks like Ocho is saying, "I can't even."
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 365
    Ocho is extremely proud that they built that droid all on their own.
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,106
    @Bumblepants your cat has the facial expression of one of the Hutt twins from Book of Boba!
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,085
    Ah, the classic icons of Prague :D
    BastyKungFuKennyandhegratefulnat
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    edited January 15
    Continued deeper into the Psalms. Building another #60326, and I realized that the groundskeeper looked like Dr. Jeremiah from Shadow Mountain Community Church ,(back in CA, so I attend Saturday night services online,) so I updated my minifig of him. (I wanted my WIP WV Church to pay homage to a pastor I respect, so he was a logical choice.)  Now happy with my tribute to him, I'd like to do the same for my pastor at the church I got baptized into last year...If anybody can suggest a head for him(below)I'd be grateful. I love my congregation, and want to turn them into minifigs. Probably crazy, but the ones who know about my LEGO projects are excited to see what I do,(and how I want to use my LEGO projects as part of my testimony for the Lord.(Full disclosure, Pastor Mark is bald, as he often pokes fun at, so I don't need hair element suggestions.) Oh, and also, praying for everybody here!
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  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 245
    Status: Amazon said they delivered a box with two sets at 6:33 pm. It was marked delivered, but there was no photo of the delivery and the note said "Package was left in a safe place". Ha! Looked all around at 6:45 pm, nothing there.  Looked four or five more times all around the house and even on neighbors' doorsteps, nothing by 9 pm. Customer service gave me a refund and said that the refund would take three to five days. We'll see if that's any more reliable than the package delivery.
    KingAlanI
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    iwybs said:
    Status: Amazon said they delivered a box with two sets at 6:33 pm. It was marked delivered, but there was no photo of the delivery and the note said "Package was left in a safe place". Ha! Looked all around at 6:45 pm, nothing there.  Looked four or five more times all around the house and even on neighbors' doorsteps, nothing by 9 pm. Customer service gave me a refund and said that the refund would take three to five days. We'll see if that's any more reliable than the package delivery.
    Knowing Amazon, it won't be.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,085
    iwybs said:
    Status: Amazon said they delivered a box with two sets at 6:33 pm. It was marked delivered, but there was no photo of the delivery and the note said "Package was left in a safe place". Ha! Looked all around at 6:45 pm, nothing there.  Looked four or five more times all around the house and even on neighbors' doorsteps, nothing by 9 pm. Customer service gave me a refund and said that the refund would take three to five days. We'll see if that's any more reliable than the package delivery.
    I’ve had this happen where they delivered it two houses away. Luckily there was a picture and it was on their front doorstep. 🙄
    KingAlanI
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 245
    So, the refund actually got posted pretty quickly.  I finally got a picture of the delivery and I recognized it as my neighbor's yard, so it was pretty easy to retrieve. I left a note for the neighbor explaining that yes I was taking a package, no I was not being a porch pirate, this package is addressed to me, and I took a lot of pictures to prove it.  Now I have these two sets that I got a refund for, so the net price paid is zero. On the one hand I feel kinda bad about that, but on the other hand I say: I paid Amazon to do the job of delivering this order to me. They didn't do that job. An order delivered to the wrong address is as good as lost, there's no reasonable expectation in general of recovering that package, so it was entirely reasonable to ask for a refund.  Amazon is right to just give the refund instead of trying to track down where the package actually went and get it to the correct destination. I always feel bad after customer service interactions like this because I know customer service and delivery are both low paid, long hours, thankless jobs, and here I am complaining and asking for my money back ... But that's what customer service is for, right? And the delivery driver didn't do their job with respect to this package, right, even if it was an honest mistake on their part?  Someone tell me I'm not the only one to feel awkward after things like this.
    KingAlanI
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 345
    If they're too lazy to chase up on poor delivery service or even retrieve refunded product I say fair play to you , must order from Amazon to see if I can bag free lego
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  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 424
    @iwybs The way I see it, a positive outcome in this scenario hinges on having cool neighbors - not everyone does.  Your intentions were all good, so move on.
    Besides, Amazon surely deals with dozens, if not hundreds of similar situations in a given week.  It's a rounding error with respect to lost revenue.  If I'm not mistaken, it's called shrink in the retail world - it's built into a budget.  Sith happens.   
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  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 424
    ...oh, and Status:  Coming down off the 'sugar high' that was the excitement surrounding a big UCS SW set that I really enjoy.  Good times...I'll need another fix soon, though. =oD
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,891
    lowlead said:
    ...Besides, Amazon surely deals with dozens, if not hundreds of similar situations in a given week...
    Thousands.  Literally thousands and thousands of undelivered or mis-delivered packages happen every week, if not on a daily basis.

    @iwybs - I've had this happen a few times, and I tend to try and pay it forward.  Either buy another product and help defray that sunk cost that Amazon lost on this mis-delivery, or make a donation to FairyBricks or another similar entity.  There are all sorts of creative things you can do to put some positivity into the Universe!
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,756
    I have received over 100 Amazon orders in just the last couple of years without incident, but actually received one that belonged to somebody two towns over last year. Luckily I was able to track down the correct recipient and they came to pick up their baby stroller just a couple hours after it was dropped off at my house.
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,648
    Although my Amazon-LEGO purchases have been few and far between, I have actually been the "wrong porch" delivered to on a number of occasions over the last few years. 

    One was of particular interest as the box had only a partial delivery label, none of which had any address or name. The only explanation is that the driver literally just picked a house at random to drop the box off to. 

    It ended up being a very heavy and very expensive extension cable for a welder. 

    I promptly contacted Amazon who said I could either return it, keep it for myself, or sell it. They were also able to track down who it was supposed to go to and shipped a replacement out to them. 

    A few days later I was a sum of money richer after selling it off. 

    All that to say, I'll start shaking mis-delivered boxes from now on just to make sure I don't hear that LEGO rattle before I walk them back to my neighbors where they should have gone!
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,756
    Started populating new cabinets for my CMFs

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  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 424
    ...All that to say, I'll start shaking mis-delivered boxes from now on just to make sure I don't hear that LEGO rattle before I walk them back to my neighbors where they should have gone!
    That's when you discover your neighbors are MegaBloks folk.  *shudders*
    ...which makes me wonder...can people discern between genuine LEGO vs clone brands just by shaking a delivery package??

    560Heliport
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,271
    As for Amazon mis-deliveries - I see how at their scale it's easier to absorb the loss than chase down the problem

    Reminded of something similar as a currency nerd - The Bureau of Engraving, US paper currency manufacturer, has a system where if they find a damaged bill after packaging, they'll replace the whole pack rather than open the pack to salvage the undamaged bills. Similarly, they'll replace a whole sheet if part of it is an error.
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,271
    As for the new catalog - I got it a few days ago, just taking a close look at it now. I do like seeing the new sets in print though I could look them up online.

    I'm not much for modulars, but I do like the idea of #41704 as a modular-scale/style Friends set.
    I often mix Friends and similar models in a display. For example, #41092 was one of the first things I bought when I came out of my dark age and I combined it with #10036 from my old collection.

    #41702 is another good idea even though I don't want it myself.

    #10946 is a DUPLO camping set that I might want to go with my outdoorsy LEGO, like how I bought #10834 for my LEGO food collection
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,085
    lowlead said:
    ...All that to say, I'll start shaking mis-delivered boxes from now on just to make sure I don't hear that LEGO rattle before I walk them back to my neighbors where they should have gone!
    That's when you discover your neighbors are MegaBloks folk.  *shudders*
    ...which makes me wonder...can people discern between genuine LEGO vs clone brands just by shaking a delivery package??

    If you can’t, you don’t deserve to be on this forum ;-)

    Kidding aside, I bet most of us could if they were side by side.
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    lowlead said:
    ...All that to say, I'll start shaking mis-delivered boxes from now on just to make sure I don't hear that LEGO rattle before I walk them back to my neighbors where they should have gone!
    That's when you discover your neighbors are MegaBloks folk.  *shudders*
    ...which makes me wonder...can people discern between genuine LEGO vs clone brands just by shaking a delivery package??

    If you can’t, you don’t deserve to be on this forum ;-)

    Kidding aside, I bet most of us could if they were side by side.
    MB/MEGA Construx makes a hollow sound when dropped. Not a *clink* like LEGO, more of a *clock* Reading Psalms still, still trying to gather support on models, started Herbie's chassis last night. With that rumor of the SC James Bond AM DB5 floating around, if it goes through, I REALLY want a dual licensed Herbie. (Disney/Volkswagen) 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,016
    Regarding Amazon misdelivering packages: my cousin just got a job driving for a company that delivers for Amazon. His boss told him, "I don't want you to bring back any packages at the end of the day. If no one answers the door, just leave it there." First day, my cousin brought a package back. His boss started chewing him out. When my cousin could get a word in, he said, "This was a delivery was to a gun store, which was closed. It was a thousand rounds of ammunition. Did you really want me to just leave it?" Boss replied, "Oh. Yes, good call."
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  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 276
    Really, Amazon selling ammo now? Where? A buck a round for the good stuff is getting OOOOLD...
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,085
    Regarding Amazon misdelivering packages: my cousin just got a job driving for a company that delivers for Amazon. His boss told him, "I don't want you to bring back any packages at the end of the day. If no one answers the door, just leave it there." First day, my cousin brought a package back. His boss started chewing him out. When my cousin could get a word in, he said, "This was a delivery was to a gun store, which was closed. It was a thousand rounds of ammunition. Did you really want me to just leave it?" Boss replied, "Oh. Yes, good call."
    I was under the impression that no one ever waits for someone to answer the door any more. Certainly not Amazon. UPS will still send me an email that says someone has to sign for the package, but they never do anything more than ring the doorbell, and almost never that.
    SumoLego
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 865
    SumoLego said:
    MB/MEGA Construx makes a hollow sound when dropped.
    Ah, the sound of disappointment.
    Yes. My grandparents brought the Royal Canadian train MB set back from Canada for me years ago...Not wanting to let their money go to waste, I built it, but we had to glue it. I think it broke anyway, and got thrown away, eventually. Despite our efforts to get it together. LEGO status today: reading Psalms, built #75298, sorted tiles...My room looks like an earthquake hit a LEGO store...Boxes of sorted, in progress...
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