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  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 475
    ^ Looks like Hamleys were ripping people off as far back as 2014! I think the only pack I’m missing is for S1, which I bought on secondary market when the addiction kicked in, managed to pick up the leaflet though. 
    The_Rancor
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,331
    Hamleys have been ripping people off since the first time I ever went in there, that’s for sure! I only bought a CMF packet there because I was nearby in London and wanted to see their Lego displays. I don’t think I bought anything else significant as it would’ve been ridiculously priced. I don‘t understand who actually goes in there and buys most of their stock - but presumably people with more money than sense.
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,617
    ^ They just copied the TLG pricing policy.... :)
    The_Rancor
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,123
    And then some, remember taking my daughter in Hamleys, luckily she only wanted something cheap for her doll, but I remember the LEGO being 25-30% up on rrp
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    Is needing to build #75290 Mos Eisley Cantina a valid excuse to skip work tomorrow? Uh, asking for a friend... ;)
    BumblepantsOnebricktoomanySumoLegogmonkey76MarshallmarioGrannyLEGO
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,242
    Is needing to build #75290 Mos Eisley Cantina a valid excuse to skip work tomorrow? Uh, asking for a friend... ;)
    I hear you coughing all the way down in Atlanta. You probably shouldn’t risk spreading that! 😂😂
    Onebricktoomany560HeliportSumoLegoBumblepantsgmonkey76pxchrisMarshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    autolycus said:
    Is needing to build #75290 Mos Eisley Cantina a valid excuse to skip work tomorrow? Uh, asking for a friend... ;)
    I hear you coughing all the way down in Atlanta. You probably shouldn’t risk spreading that! 😂😂
    I did have covid a month ago... maybe I'm having a relapse! 😉
    SumoLegogmonkey76autolycuspxchrisMarshallmario
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    I did have covid a month ago... maybe I'm having a relapse! 😉
    It's that unusual Holocron Variant.
    gmonkey76autolycus560Heliportbandit778pxchrisMarshallmarioSwitchfoot55
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,926
    Tell me that you're obsessed with LEGO Pirates without telling me you're obsessed with LEGO Pirates.


    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    ^ That's from one of few Pirates sets I never got. Now, of course, I wish I'd gone all in on Pirates.
    pxchris
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    edited May 4
    Today's status is waiting anxiously to go pick up an item that I found today in a local ad, after work and family commitments this evening.  You'll either see me post about it in the Brag Thread, or The One That Got Away, depending on how this evening goes.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55gmonkey76
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,702
    Fingers crossed it's the Brag Thread!
    560HeliportWesterBricksMarshallmariogmonkey76
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 114
    For me it’s The Five That Got Away. Visited several Targets & Wal-Marts in the last week hoping to find my remaining wanted CMF series 22, but instead all Muppets everywhere. This is what I get for waiting - the lesson is, buy early and buy often!
    560HeliportWesterBricksOnebricktoomany
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 405
    ^^^ I scored it, go check out the brag thread. 😊
    Modeltrainman560HeliportMarshallmarioSwitchfoot55gmonkey76Onebricktoomany
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    For May the 4th, I'm going to work on the #75244 Tantive IV I bought for May the 4th 2 years ago and started last year
    560HeliportOnebricktoomany
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    One of Mom's friends has 2 grandsons who both like car LEGO sets, and I sometimes pick those up on sale to pass along at cost. Thought of this because while she was here today she picked up #76900, in this case got with something I wanted personally to get a Target giftcard deal.
    560HeliportOnebricktoomany
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    KingAlanI said:
    For May the 4th, I'm going to work on the #75244 Tantive IV I bought for May the 4th 2 years ago and started last year
    Whoa whoa whoa! Slow down there! :)
    BumblepantsKingAlanIFizyxiwybsMarshallmarioSumoLegoCymbelineBooTheMightyHamster
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    As for posts reminiscing on the whole CMF line -
    Kid me thought a couple bucks for just a fig was too high - lots of stuff I was priced out of as a KFOL I wouldn't have given a second thought to as an AFOL

    Still, I'm balking at $4.99 for current series, $3.99 seemed like plenty. Found some S22 on sale, but neither of the ones I was looking for - hot pepper costume for my LEGO food collection or Troubadour for a civilian accent to my Castle setup, maybe Snow Guardian for the dog
    andheOnebricktoomanylessjunkfood
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    ^ Which will eventually be a subsidiary of 'Buy 'n' Large'...
    BumblepantsSwitchfoot55
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 881
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Which will eventually be a subsidiary of 'Buy 'n' Large'...
    Buy'n Large, Superstore, all you need, and so much more, happiness is what we sell, everyone loves BnL... The fact that I remember that is so weird...Anyway, reading Jeremiah, storing parts...
    Switchfoot55SumoLego
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,123
    Finally got around to building #75327 that I bought a few weeks ago...
    ....quite an interesting build layering plates to form the helmet.
    Fizyxpxchris560HeliportWesterBricksPJ76ukdspigelbandit778SumoLego
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,702
    ^I still need to pick up the new batch of helmets to keep my collection current. I'm excited to get to this one whenever the day finally rolls around. 
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 225
    As a kid, I always coveted the baseplate to #6416 (seen in the bottom right of your photo) because IT HAD A POOL!  When I saw it for sale at a 3rd party Lego store a few years back, I couldn't walk out without buying it.  Now I just need to MOC my own custom home on top.
    560HeliportKingAlanIFizyx
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    pxchris said:
    I was able to knock off a personal white whale from my list - the Sea Cow!
    I sadly missed out on this one on original release because I wasn't really actively collecting much LEGO at the time and certainly wasn't buying many large sets. But since I got the Pirates bug in me a couple years ago I've been really, really wanting to add this one to the collection. After all, MetalBeard is a distant relative of the great Captain Red Beard! Well, I finally was able to buy up a used copy for over $50 less than the original MSRP which is a great bargain in this market. There were a small handful of missing pieces, a few broken reddish brown pieces, and I'm going to need to replace the stickers eventually, but otherwise it was in good order!
    Quite happy to have this one join the fleet!
    I liked the original wave Alpha Team sets - didn't get the $50 #6776 Ogel Command Center, now it's like $100 used.
    With one of my other KFOL misses, an X-Wing, I could just buy a modern version

    As a kid, I always coveted the baseplate to #6416 (seen in the bottom right of your photo) because IT HAD A POOL!  When I saw it for sale at a 3rd party Lego store a few years back, I couldn't walk out without buying it.  Now I just need to MOC my own custom home on top.

    Reminded of an Ancient Egypt set I had as a kid - #5978 I think - according to BrickLink inventories they're the same part just with a different printed design, the same hole playing a sand pit in that set (often the same mold has different role in different context, like part 22667 Cherries in Lime being used to represent a bunch of grapes

    And Paradisa reminds me of how limited the girly sets were before Friends, though they do make for nice beach or horse sets
    pxchris
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    Finally got around to building #75327 that I bought a few weeks ago...

    you bought it only a few weeks ago? Don't rush, I have some stuff I haven't gotten to from a few years ago. :)
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    @KingAlanI #6776 #6416 and #5978 all use the same raised baseplate! I have #6776 and #6416, and I'm tempted to rebuild them in each other's colors: Ogel's Command Center in white, pink, and transparent, and Poolside Paradise in black, grey, red, and trans-red. Of course with substitutions for parts I don't have in the right colors.
    KingAlanI
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,618
    I'm being reminded why I hate facebook sales groups.
    BumblepantsWesterBricksSumoLego560Heliport
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 209
    Went down the rabbit hole of polybags and foil packs on BrickLink this morning (after letting my account deactivate…it’s been awhile). I didn’t know “I needed” so many. 
    Bumblepants560Heliport
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,295
    Mr_Cross said:
    I'm being reminded why I hate facebook sales groups.
    Don't hold back, give us the gory details. Also, I got $20 and a used metro pass with three rides left on it for your Ninjago City. Also can you deliver it to my trailer in the mountains?
    WesterBricks560Heliportgmonkey76SumoLegoMr_Cross
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,926
    My Classic Pirates display from Bricks Cascade was featured in a blog post on Classic-Pirates.com (via Eurobricks) which was quite an honor for me! I am really thrilled with how the post came out, the author really put a lot of work into it and spun quite a tale!
    BumblepantsCymbelineThe_RancoreMJeeNLPJ76ukMaffyDMarshallmariobandit778dpa1
  • Haab7FigoHaab7Figo GermanyMember Posts: 4
    Start building stop buying
    FollowsCloselyWesterBricks
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    Haab7Figo said:
    Start building, never stop buying
    Fixed it for you.
    560HeliportMarshallmarioSwitchfoot55jmeninnoSumoLegogmonkey76pxchrisFizyx
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    samiam391 said:
    Fixed it for you.
    By the way, thanks for introducing me to that auction site.  I'm addicted.
    samiam391
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307


    Spooky!

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    I did a trade with the most generous @SumoLego.
    Trade... birthday gift... you're too kind!
    560HeliportMaffyDpxchrisMr_CrossModeltrainmanKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,080
    ^^ There was also a Yoda keychain, which I immediately hung from a magnet on my refrigerator next to my Wicket the Ewok keychain, which I bought a few years ago to hit a GWP threshold- he was on clearance for about $1.65. 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,618
    I'm being reminded why I hate selling on ebay.
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,295
    I am quickly changing my tune on the free-form City sets coming out this summer. #60353 in particular looks like a gold mine of good parts and animal molds. 
    Mr_CrossCymbeline
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,618
    Don't hold back, give us the gory details. 
    Well, there are some group admins who are quite frothy and exacting with their pedantic rules. Which I followed fwiw, but still my advert/post was removed as it was 'in breach' of the rules. I tried to reason with the 'guy' but apparently my name was too small despite being perfectly legible in most of my photos. Chalk it up to experience and move on, you don't get anywhere arguing when the other person is not listening.

    The auction place, now that's a different deal. Yeah, much more of the "will you do a deal?", "Do you accept Flainian Pobble Beads?", "Can you send it to my Nan, who's called Gerard?", "will you pack it properly?" and even if you manage to navigate all that, they seem to expect a line of credit to the end of the month and then don't even have the courtesy to give you feedback.

    Similar level of irritation in both places... so, if any sensible persons wanted to help my sanity, I have much that I'm selling here on the forum or over there where they suck off 12% and really don't do anything to protect sellers for their cut, so feel free to make reasonable offers!
    Bumblepants560HeliportSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    You don't accept Flainian Pobble Beads?  Uncultured swine!
    Mr_Cross560HeliportMarshallmario
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,618
    SumoLego said:
    You don't accept Flainian Pobble Beads?  Uncultured swine!
    The thing is, I do accept them, but I'm only willing to exchange them for other Flainian Pobble Beads ;-)
    560Heliport
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