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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,031
    Really, Amazon selling ammo now? Where? A buck a round for the good stuff is getting OOOOLD...
    Well, I heard this third-hand, so... I don't know.
    Diamondback_Six
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,701
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    KungFuKenny560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    The news report I saw on this said it was stuff raided from shipping containers the thieves broke into. I didn’t get the impression that it was packages in transit to end consumers. I don’t think companies like Amazon or UPS are shipping their packages by train.
    560Heliport
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 277
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    The news report I saw on this said it was stuff raided from shipping containers the thieves broke into. I didn’t get the impression that it was packages in transit to end consumers. I don’t think companies like Amazon or UPS are shipping their packages by train.
    No, but for transcons UPS and Fedex DO ship by container and THOSE are shipped by train.
    AstrobricksKingAlanI
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,862
    Things have been slow here on the Lego front as we’ve been dealing with some family illness issues… However, I was recently talking with a friend who wanted a bookshelf that I wasn’t using.  Knowing that I am a Lego fan he offered this set in trade…

    He’s happy with his bookshelf and needless to say I am quite pleased as well!
    That's a spendy bookshelf!!
    KungFuKenny
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 441
    It was clearly the freebie poster inside that swung it for @KungFuKenny
    560HeliportKungFuKennyandheAanchir
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 277
    Just got the order in for Santa's Visit. FINALLY... now the Old Crab's braying will switch from "why haven't you got it for me?" to "when will it be here?"
    560Heliport
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 866
    Working on Herbie, and I kind of understand why LEGO chooses stickers. The '63 Beetle is a curvy little car, and sloping like it needs is HARD. But, I've wanted an accurate LEGO Herbie with few gaps for years, so I'm going to do it, Lord willing! In SC scale first!
    Switchfoot55560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    The news report I saw on this said it was stuff raided from shipping containers the thieves broke into. I didn’t get the impression that it was packages in transit to end consumers. I don’t think companies like Amazon or UPS are shipping their packages by train.
    No, but for transcons UPS and Fedex DO ship by container and THOSE are shipped by train.
    I just watched a video from Jan 16th on YouTube about it, and the train was derailed. But they said the thefts have been going on since before Christmas. What a mess.
    560Heliport
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 196
    Good! Been splitting out colors bins of bricks into 2xs and 1xs, combining contrasting colors in 1x bins.  Saving the bins of mixed hinges, attachments etc. for later, maybe with wine😁
    Modeltrainman560Heliport
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 866
    Reading Psalms, sorting(second pass, part and color), built some polybags...
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 277
    Sci-fi tunnel? Looks like ET's got his own little mini-disco and is getting ready to munch on a lollipop... LOL :P
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    Sci-fi tunnel? Looks like ET's got his own little mini-disco and is getting ready to munch on a lollipop... LOL :P
    Maybe scarf up some grated cheese as long as he’s there :)
    gmonkey76MaffyD
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,190
    You guys after a sci-fi tunnel? Spoiler for NSFW content (I mean, it's not explicit, but it's not great - both stylistically and quality - you've been warned):





    Switchfoot55560Heliportgmonkey76Mr_CrossAstrobricksKungFuKennycatwrangler
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,031
    ^ Well, I hope that's the worst thing I see today!
    BumblepantsMr_Crossgmonkey76MaffyDSumoLegoGothamConstructionCoKungFuKenny
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,608
    I was warned. Why did I click 'show'?
    ^ Well, I hope that's the worst thing I see today!
    I hope that's the worst thing I see this week. Pass the brain bleach please!
    560HeliportMaffyDKungFuKenny
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,190
    Imagine you have that put in front of your eyeballs without a warning first... yeah, that was me when I first saw this book cover...

    You're welcome! :-)
    Astrobricks560HeliportMr_Crossgmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    So that’s where @Speedman29 got the idea! ;-)
    560Heliportgmonkey76MaffyDKungFuKenny
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,109
    So that’s where @Speedman29 got the idea! ;-)
    where is the mind bleach? The cheese grater comes in handy for scraping your eyeballs out after looking at that!

    SumoLego560HeliportAstrobricksgmonkey76GothamConstructionCoKungFuKenny
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,272
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    The news report I saw on this said it was stuff raided from shipping containers the thieves broke into. I didn’t get the impression that it was packages in transit to end consumers. I don’t think companies like Amazon or UPS are shipping their packages by train.
    No, but for transcons UPS and Fedex DO ship by container and THOSE are shipped by train.
    Similarly, I've heard of flatbed train cars with truck trailers on them. Easier to load and unload for the local truckers I suppose
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,272
    Status = Jaded.  Bored.  Just a bit 'meh'.  I've lost my Lego mojo.  I don't know if the last year of big expensive sets, specifically aimed at adult collectors has just made my fun, niche, quirky hobby a bit too mainstream and ordinary.

    Anyone else feeling like this?  I honestly feel as though I'm falling out of love with Lego.  :(
    I'm procrastinating on my backlog like usual, I brush off those huge pricey sets anyway
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,272
    Lego blocking Freight Forwarding addresses now apparently so I can't order from [email protected] DE and get it in Bulgaria anymore :(

    Just had an order cancelled so I guess no Monkie Kid allowed for me then.
    Maybe they fear trouble with local distributors and/or the taxman versus being difficult for their own sake
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,272
    Browsing new sets in Target

    I like #60238 assuming I ever work on my beach layout.
    Bought some modern road plates by themselves awhile ago, should see what I think of those before buying sets with them

    Nice turtle piece and well done ice cream cart (#60314 has the same mold ice cream cone suit if I felt like cops and robbers shtick).

    #60329 school is cute too
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 277
    KingAlanI said:
    Lego blocking Freight Forwarding addresses now apparently so I can't order from [email protected] DE and get it in Bulgaria anymore :(

    Just had an order cancelled so I guess no Monkie Kid allowed for me then.
    Maybe they fear trouble with local distributors and/or the taxman versus being difficult for their own sake
    This is why you don't use a freight forwarder, you make a friend in a place that can get what you want and trade favors. :)
    SumoLegoKingAlanI
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 277
    KingAlanI said:
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    The news report I saw on this said it was stuff raided from shipping containers the thieves broke into. I didn’t get the impression that it was packages in transit to end consumers. I don’t think companies like Amazon or UPS are shipping their packages by train.
    No, but for transcons UPS and Fedex DO ship by container and THOSE are shipped by train.
    Similarly, I've heard of flatbed train cars with truck trailers on them. Easier to load and unload for the local truckers I suppose
    TOFC (Trailer On Flat Car) was one of the early forms of intermodal, big in the '50s to about mid-'60s but such "Piggyback" services are rare now. TOFC still requires a crane to get it off the flat, though.

    There's even  a system where you could actually run specially built highway trailers on trains with only a special coupling adapter and RR front truck, but it's also rarely seen anymore.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadrailer
    KingAlanI
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,088
    KingAlanI said:
    ^^ and that assumes your parcel doesn’t end up under a train. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-60006306 
    The news report I saw on this said it was stuff raided from shipping containers the thieves broke into. I didn’t get the impression that it was packages in transit to end consumers. I don’t think companies like Amazon or UPS are shipping their packages by train.
    No, but for transcons UPS and Fedex DO ship by container and THOSE are shipped by train.
    Similarly, I've heard of flatbed train cars with truck trailers on them. Easier to load and unload for the local truckers I suppose
    TOFC (Trailer On Flat Car) was one of the early forms of intermodal, big in the '50s to about mid-'60s but such "Piggyback" services are rare now. TOFC still requires a crane to get it off the flat, though.

    There's even  a system where you could actually run specially built highway trailers on trains with only a special coupling adapter and RR front truck, but it's also rarely seen anymore.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadrailer
    The amazing stuff I learn on Brickset! :)
    KingAlanI
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,253
    @Mr_Cross great read and great build! I didn't realize that was you. Keep up the good work.
    iwybsMr_CrossFizyxKungFuKenny
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 687
    Annoyed. Wanted to finish off #10297 with my eldest, so just bags 14 to go. At the 7th step, i turns out my set is missing a #4211616 - a Left Wing 6x12. Slightly big part to go past QC, if you'd ask me.

    It's 18:28 over here, so have to wait to call CS. :S
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,608
    @Mr_Cross great read and great build! I didn't realize that was you. Keep up the good work.
    Thank you, I'm glad you liked :-).
    BumblepantsFizyx
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,109
    Popped into our local Asda to get shower gel and Gravy (as you do!) Found new polybags in a box!
    Been hunting for the City hovercraft for ages with no luck. Thought the Technic one would be on the cover of the next Technic magazine
    WesterBricksAstrobrickslowleadMr_Crossbandit778bookmumKungFuKennyBastycatwrangler
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 226
    Popped into our local Asda to get shower gel and Gravy (as you do!) 
    Two things you definitely shouldn’t mix up…
    Speedman29560HeliportMr_Crossgmonkey76andheKungFuKennySwitchfoot55
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 108
    Met up locally this morning to sell some Bionicle Turaga sets I recently unearthed in storage. Then shipped a couple sets off to a fellow Bricksetter this afternoon. The Ninjago City Gardens fund grows bit by bit!
    CymbelinevanvonfullWesterBricksKungFuKenny
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,384
    Thanks to you @Speedman29 reporting the new Asda polybags I made a trip there. I got the parrot, Friends and City. Very pleased to get the parrot. 
    Speedman29Mr_CrossKungFuKenny
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    edited January 31
    Today’s status: amused.

    I never thought a CMF could be missing a part, and have an extra unrelated part, at the same time.

    Missing: tail
    Extra: grandma hair


    jmeninnoMarshallmariocatwrangler
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 494
    The "grandmother hair" is an official part of the  Racoon CMF.
    andhe560Heliportgmonkey76Aanchir
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    Welp.
    Switchfoot55Mynatt
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,769
    @WesterBricks contact customer service. I was missing the cape to acorn boy, and they were able to send me one.
    Switchfoot55Cymbeline
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,652
    ^I've heard a few stories along these lines of being able to replace a part. The last time I tried to get a replacement part (Jack Skellington from Disney CMF2), the best they could do was send a random CMF bag and hope it was correct. 

    *Jack's Tux tails were cut so it wouldn't stay onto the hip pins when seating the torso. 
    gmonkey76
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,616
    edited January 31
    ^"the best they could do"
    You couldn't just buy another cmf to get the right cloak?


  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,901
    Mystified by the remarkable increase of Naboo Fighters suddenly available for ridiculous prices...
    Switchfoot55KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    And would you look at that, the tail must have flown out of the bag when I opened it, it was elsewhere on my office desk. Crisis averted, everyone please resume your daily activities.
    The_Rancor560HeliportjmeninnoCymbelineandhescottdd2pxchrisMarshallmariogmonkey76
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,031
    And would you look at that, the tail must have flown out of the bag when I opened it, it was elsewhere on my office desk. Crisis averted, everyone please resume your daily activities.
    Yep, always check the bag for a "missing" piece... If you don't find it, check again... Ah, there it is. (I missed a grey 2x8 plate once!) 
    WesterBricksAstrobricksandheKungFuKennyKingAlanI
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 424
    ...If you don't find it, check again... Ah, there it is. (I missed a grey 2x8 plate once!) 
    So true.  It's almost always my fault...almost.

    560HeliportCymbelinebpk2300pxchrisMarshallmarioKungFuKenny
  • sipusssipuss PolandMember Posts: 132
    Status: looking at #75324 and #76209 prices and wondering how far they'll take it this year.
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 366
    SumoLego said:
    Mystified by the remarkable increase of Naboo Fighters suddenly available for ridiculous prices...
    Just like the 2003 Spidey figure that is suddenly worth $$$ after No Way Home was released and everyone remembered they had tie-in sets back then.
    SumoLego
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 727
    Just like the 2003 Spidey figure that is suddenly worth $$$ after No Way Home was released and everyone remembered they had tie-in sets back then.
    Luckily I completed my collection of the original Spiderman figures last year for my Marvel collection otherwise I'd be paying through the nose!
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