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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442
    I am off to a model show today. Showing off my babies (my Fabuland...).
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,437
    Waiting for Brickset to announce me as winner of the Galaxy Explorer. Any minute now...
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,396
    Waiting for Brickset to announce me as winner of the Galaxy Explorer. Any minute now...
    Thought they were announcing on Monday?
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 461
    edited September 17
    Current status: lamenting the end of the useful sorting trays from the advent calendars.
    I opened the Star Wars and Guardians ones today (no spoilers and yeah, I'm not using them as actual advent calendars). So the inside tray is all flimsy cardboard and not the more substantial reconstituted,formed cardboardy stuff from previous years or the plastic from even earlier. I found them really handy to keep for sorting out smaller bits, especially since they stacked nicely.
    truck730WesterBricks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,316
    Just saw #31117, 486pc for $39.99, a great deal for space themed sets, like #41713 (757pc for $69.99)
  • Cassy0110Cassy0110 FranceMember Posts: 10
    I'm trying to build a big bouquet of flowers
    ModeltrainmanWesterBricks
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    Eagerly awaiting an announcement of this year's Winter Village set. Might today be the day?
    Switchfoot55Modeltrainman
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 3,019
    ^You and me both! I keep hoping for today. I guess they could drag it out another week. But my brain might explode!
    WesterBricks
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,451
    edited September 21
    Slightly annoyed as of the last couple of days. I rely heavily on taking the train to get to the Great Western Brick Show and it was the first big Lego show I would’ve been to for years. But there’s a train strike that will affect services across that weekend and I don’t think I’ll be able to allow enough time for travelling by bus etc. so I won’t be able to make it. I suspect it will affect Great Western Brick Show attendance noticeably.

    However despite that big downer the silver lining is that there’s a new (from my awareness) Lego show coming to Bournemouth near me the weekend after - “The Big Brick Show”. So I’ll have to check that one out on the Sunday!
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  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 331
    I pulled the X-wings I built earlier this year out of the storage box where I put them for moving. The Psiaki, Swan Dutchman, Jerac v1, Jerac v2, and Jerac T-70 held up nicely and went back on display with very little fuss. The Cehnot had come apart in storage and the sections were so fragile that the only thing to do was to disassemble it completely. I may rebuild it sometime, but not without strengthening it as I go and maybe trying my hand at a redesign of the most fragile sections.
    Switchfoot55
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,044
    I got my #10497 today. Will Rex from Toy Story fit?

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  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 859
    @Modeltrainman only one way to find out! 😂
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,044
    @PJ76uk
    Verdict is, he doesn't fit unless his crew always stays in the bunks. So, his own ship will be better! At least it taught me what his ship will take. (He's been a Space Ranger in extended media.)
    Switchfoot55560HeliportPJ76uk
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    edited September 23
    Today’s status: finally sorting through 13 years of Winter Village sets. After several seasonal displays, everything has mixed into a winter mush, and various other things have snuck in (hello Yeti!)

    Not pictured: Elf Club House, Santa’s Workshop, or Hogsmeade, they were recently purchased and weren’t subjected to the same annual blender.


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 3,019
    You don't have too much sorting to do. Most if the big bits are still where they should be. Looks like fun if you ask me!
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    And here are the leftovers. The lamp posts and mailbox came from advent calendars, and I recognize some of the loose parts from a train station I built years before there was an official station. I think the gifts and green/pink treats belong somewhere. The yeti were obviously CMFs who snuck in. And I have no idea how the Rescue guy got here.


  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    edited September 23
    The winter collection had to graduate from one cheap Sterilite tote to two larger Ezy waterproof totes.


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 3,019
    edited September 23
    The Orange/Pink/Green stacks are from the Bakery. They slide into the display case inside the door. 

    ...I know this because mine fall out every year I go to set up and have to remind myself where they go.

    That chimney top may also be the Bakery?
    JRBricks
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 315
    @bookmum....any more Fabuland pictures you would like to share would be awesome!
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,044
    "Hi, guys! Buzz told me it was Star Command's Take Your Favorite Dinosaur to Space Day! Can I PLEASE come with you?" "You can't fit!" "It's Rex from Toy Story!" "You're so cute! Maybe we can squeeze you in!" "AH A DINOSAUR! MOMMY!" Rex: "I FINALLY SCARED SOMEONE! YAY!"
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442
    @Marshallmario Fabuland pictures on their way.... I displayed at a little model show last week.
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442

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  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 315
    Thanks a bunch! Fabuland just makes my whole day brighter!
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,316
    I have a backlog in organizing my backlog, and I'm still probably going to end up taking another trip to the Target LEGO aisle later this week
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    Today's status: my Classic Space haul is arriving today, a day early. Can't wait to tear into it and see if I guessed the sets correctly.
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  • SilverLoveSilverLove SwedenMember Posts: 105
    bookmum said:
    The Annual is out. Comes with a minifig dressed as an ice cream. I might be tempted this year to actually buy a copy.
    @bookmum What is this Annuals-magazine? Never heard of it. Recently discovered that there are quite a few official/semi-official lego books/magazines. Some with lego-pieces too! 

    I had to get the Blocks magazine with the theme celebrating Friends - my first (and only) issue, had to order it online since i could not find it in any common kiosk/bookshop.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442
    @SilverLove I think Annuals are very much a British thing. There used to be loads of weekly comics published for children and at Christmas there would be the Annual published which was a special edition of the comic - a longer version and hardback. They have been a traditional Christmas gift for British kids for decades.
    Most of the old comics have long stopped being published so the annuals have changed and these days are mostly themed with whatever toys/TV show/film characters are fashionable with kids  So last few years it's been stuff like Barbie, Star Wars, Peppa Pig, Minecraft etc and that includes a Lego one. 
    Annuals are officially "not as good as they used to be" so the Lego one is only really worth getting if it comes with a good minifig.
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442
    @SilverLove I don't know if you can access the WHSmith website from Sweden (UK book/magazine shop). If you can and you search 'annuals' you will see how many of these are published every year. There's a ridiculous amount.
    SilverLoveandhe
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 358
    We used to get the Beano and Dandy ones -80's or so, they were twice as thick as today's or is it how a kid saw them vs an adult. I missed them the last few years but I didn't think they were that good , this fig is a bad guy and that's the side I tend to favour in all lego themes
    GothamConstructionCo
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442
    The Beano and Dandy are just about the only ones that are still any good. 
    The rest really are "I might buy it when it's reduced to £1 after Christmas".
    andhe
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,113
    Status - bound for BrickCon Seattle in a little while after I put in some hours at work. This will be my first time attending the full weekend of this convention, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how it differs from Bricks Cascade. Unfortunately I had to miss yesterday and will miss a large chunk of today, which with the way things are scheduled means I'm missing most of the games and at least one or two panels that I would have liked to attend. But it should still be a very fun weekend!
    Switchfoot55WesterBricks560HeliportiwybsMarshallmario
  • sipusssipuss PolandMember Posts: 177
    Toying with an idea of bricklinking some stuff to turn #75337 's exterior into Rex's #75157 version, preferably with interchangeable "modules" so I could swiftly switch from one to the other. The fact I don't actually have #75337 yet doesn't help, but looking through the instructions there are big enough structural differences to make it more of headache than it's worth it. Shame, because I can't justify getting the actual #75157 at the prices asked. I could try selling off the inquisitor afterwards, but I'm guessing the demand isn't what it used to be after #75336 's release.
    At least I learned I'm not very good with building in my head, without physical thing to toy with.
    WesterBricks560Heliport
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 236
    Received #7590 from Bricklink today. Used but came with the box and instructions. Everything is in great shape.  I usually avoid buying used sets but $40 was a good price and I figured it was worth the risk. 
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    Taking a moment of silence for our fellow spacemen who didn’t survive the mission.


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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,442
    @WesterBricks he's still smiling though. That happy little smile....
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  • SilverLoveSilverLove SwedenMember Posts: 105
    edited September 30
    bookmum said:
    @SilverLove I think Annuals are very much a British thing. There used to be loads of weekly comics published for children and at Christmas there would be the Annual published which was a special edition of the comic - a longer version and hardback. They have been a traditional Christmas gift for British kids for decades.
    Most of the old comics have long stopped being published so the annuals have changed and these days are mostly themed with whatever toys/TV show/film characters are fashionable with kids  So last few years it's been stuff like Barbie, Star Wars, Peppa Pig, Minecraft etc and that includes a Lego one. 
    Annuals are officially "not as good as they used to be" so the Lego one is only really worth getting if it comes with a good minifig.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me about this @[email protected] ! Truly appreciate you for doing it!

    I admit I was a bit slow coming out of my dark ages, then i was slow on catching on there are such things as lego forums, slow with visiting annofficial Lego-store/discovering [email protected]… ok you get the picture. But only last year did i notice these really nicle looking books with ”Build your…” some of them with a minifih or a few bricks. Most of them are from a publishing house (?) that has ”DK” as their logo. Then  this summer when waiting for food at the Mini Chef @ LegoHouse i saw really many diffferent official (?) Lego books, something about first man (minifig) in space, about Batman, Max etc. The books were mainly in danish, english and german.

    I get it, few people speak swedish so its not like i expect to see these books translated into swedish. But we have a bookstore-chain that is fairly big, at least one store in each larger city where its fairly easy to find/order books in many common large languages such as english, french, german…and i dont expect the same variety of lego books, but at least
    1-2!!!

    and although i now find info about official books by lego here at Brickset. I have never seen books in the official lego store and at [email protected] im surprised lego doesnt have more books. I imagine that DK (and other) publishing companies still have to pay something to TLG when printong books about building w lego? Or some sort of ”collaboration” - so strange to not see books about lego at [email protected], if space/type of products people buy in official lego store is an issue….

    Lengthy post. :) Again, thank you! I will have a look on WHSmiths website. And next time im in the capitol/at an airport, i will have a closer look at the magazine section.
    bookmum
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio Canada/FranceMember Posts: 219
    Taking a moment of silence for our fellow spacemen who didn’t survive the mission.



    Should we be calling the Lego Protection Society?  This is beyond cruelty!
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,316
    Yesterday, sorted my backlog - space, beach, licensed, other
    Have enough of a backlog that I need to do that and still buying a bit more
    Sorting by type helps based on what I feel like building, and some form of organization reminds me what I have and makes the pile more compact and stable
    Onebricktoomany
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,396
    ^ Where did you get that from!?
    Onebricktoomany
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,113
    I mean, this is pretty cool stuff right here...


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