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  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 328
       While going thru a box of old catalogs found this:
     
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    Oh, my stars and garters!
    MarshallmarioBumblepantsdavetheoxygenman
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,503
    SumoLego said:
    Oh, my stars and garters!
    Is this a trade proposal? I'm in
    arathemisWesterBricksSumoLego
  • VenunderVenunder Grimsby, UK.Member Posts: 2,644
    It looks quite exciting... shame it did not live up to the posters promise. :)
    WesterBricks
  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 548
    Status: waiting for 3 orders at 55% off. I got 2x AT-TEs, the city passenger train, the inquisitor ship, and some death troopers battlepacks. 
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
       While going thru a box of old catalogs found this:
     
    Oh, the memories or LEGO being $500+ million in debt and perhaps even more over-leveraged than that... with the hope of the cross-over television and modular action figure line that BOMBED on an unprecedented level.

    So... whatcha want for that poster?
    pxchrisMarshallmarioandhekiki180703
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 941
    Was in Teams meeting with one our account managers and some customers. Had my background blured as I was in the LEGO room working. After we'd finished my colleague hopped back on what I thought was a de-brief call, that was just him asking "unblur your screen, I can make a few of the sets behind and I want to see the rest!" I think they might be a forum member judging by the photo they sent of a loft full of sets!
    Or maybe it's your stalking secret santa! 😂
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    It amazes me that anyone at TLG thought Galidor was a good idea.  Amazing.
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  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    Received my "Secret Life of LEGO" book today. Very nicely done! Can't wait to start reading through it.
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  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 841
    Conflicted.  Trying to decide which I should buy; Lighthouse, Mos Eisley or Sanctum Sanctorum.
    WesterBrickslowlead
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 675
    @karrit  Go with scum and villainy! 
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  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 255
    karrit said:
    Conflicted.  Trying to decide which I should buy; Lighthouse, Mos Eisley or Sanctum Sanctorum.
    Mos Eisley will likely retire first… I’d go with that (but all 3 are on my wantlist too, so I can’t speak for which one is a better build)
    karritSumoLego
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,244
    Received my "Secret Life of LEGO" book today. Very nicely done! Can't wait to start reading through it.
    It's odd that they haven't released the digital version yet.

    I'd love to hear your initial thoughts on the book though!
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 841
    edited December 2022
    Thanks everyone.  I went  Mos Eisley.  And of course now they announced double VIP points for this coming weekend.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    edited December 2022
    karrit said:
    Thanks everyone.  I went  Mos Eisley.  And of course now they announced double VIP points for this coming weekend.
    Of course they did! I bought #10236 Ewok Village about a month before it went 20% off before retiring. On the other hand, at least I got it before it retired.
    karritYo_dAMarshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    edited December 2022
    My Lego status today? Idiot. When #10497 Galaxy Explorer came out, I wondered how many pieces I would need from my collection to build both of the alternate ships, 924 and 918, from a single 10497. Started gathering the parts, with recolors for anything that doesn't show, and realized I would need parts from a lot of my sets: especially grey double cheese slopes. Then I got my third #10497 for $75 at Walmart. Then I looked at all the leftovers from 924 and 918, and wondered if I could build a second 928... Made a list, same issue: a few parts from a lot of sets... Finally realized that it's exactly the same problem: trying to build 928, 924, and 918 from just two #10497. Sigh...
    WesterBricksiwybspxchris
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 841
    karrit said:
    Thanks everyone.  I went  Mos Eisley.  And of course now they announced double VIP points for this coming weekend.
    Of course they did! I bought #10236 Ewok Village about a month before it went 20% off before retiring. On the other hand, at least I got it before it retired.
    I missed out on Ewok Village.  I was just coming out of my last dark age & didn’t want to spend that much money on one set so I went with the Winter Village set that year.  
    560HeliportMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 737
    edited December 2022
    It has been a few weeks since I bought a bulk lot or partial set to rescue, and I'm legitimately going through withdrawal. At the same time, I have a shoebox of small parts that need to be sorted, and I just don't feel like doing it.

    On a positive, I'm thoroughly enjoying building the Home Alone house one bag per day. Today looks like it will be Kevin and the Christmas tree.
    Switchfoot55560HeliportiwybsMarshallmariodatsunrobbie
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    @WesterBricks, I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way with bulk lots. Honestly, when you get on a streak of good purchases, it can get addicting. The rush of finding those hidden treasures (and I don't just mean the cat turds) is exciting. Best of luck on your bulk hunts!
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 737
    I have a spreadsheet where I keep track of things I buy and sell, so it's nice to look back and see times when I've gotten a good deal (or the occasional stinker).  But I need another hit!
    Switchfoot55BumblepantsiwybsandheBrickfan50pxchris
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    ^You and I sound very alike. Any excuse to make a spreadsheet!
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  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    pxchris said:
    Received my "Secret Life of LEGO" book today. Very nicely done! Can't wait to start reading through it.
    It's odd that they haven't released the digital version yet.

    I'd love to hear your initial thoughts on the book though!
    Will do.
    pxchris
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    pxchris said:
    Received my "Secret Life of LEGO" book today. Very nicely done! Can't wait to start reading through it.
    It's odd that they haven't released the digital version yet.

    I'd love to hear your initial thoughts on the book though!
    pxchris,

    So after about 30 minutes with the book, paging through it and reading only the introduction, I have the following comments:

    1) The book is beautiful, well bound, very colorful and very LEGO in it's color pallet.
    2) The cover is cloth over board and after laying a classic red 2x4 LEGO brick on the cover, I see that they have matched the red LEGO brick extremely well to the cover textile.
    3) Photos (color and black and white) and graphics are all very well reproduced. 1st class.
    4) The author writes very well. The introduction is good with a hook.
    5) Text is on the small side. I can just read it without my reading glasses, but won't.
    6) I think it will be worth the many hours I'll spend with the book in the coming months.

    I would expect nothing less from a book commissioned by LEGO House.

    Here are some pics. Sorry about the bit of glare on the last two.

    Jim















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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    Wow, that looks amazing! Certainly would consider trying to find one of these eventually on the aftermarket. 
    rockethead26Modeltrainman
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 450
    Is there no chance of them being offered for sale - reprint/edition or something?  
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    Lo1sJess said:
    Is there no chance of them being offered for sale - reprint/edition or something?  
    I think this was intended to be a one off production, but maybe they will change their minds. It was worth the 2-year wait.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,244
    I'm having serious regrets about not going for the hardcover print book now!

    Thanks for the photos and excellent review @rockethead26!
    rockethead26
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 464
    I have a spreadsheet where I keep track of things I buy and sell, so it's nice to look back and see times when I've gotten a good deal (or the occasional stinker).  But I need another hit!

    A day without Excel is a lost day :-). Here is one of my dozens of LEGO spreadsheets where I keep track of sub collections, in this case the Western theme.

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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,244
    ^ I'm very glad that I am among fellow Excel fanatics! 

    I, of course, use Brickset extensively for my collection... but I too have numerous spreadsheets (in my case, I actually keep them in Google Sheets for easy access from anywhere anytime) to track and document parts of my collection. Like @Brickfan50 I do it often by specific theme, here's an example:

    I also have more graphical sheets for things like minifigures and such.
    It's good to know that we nerd out in similar ways... be it LEGO, or fascination with spreadsheets!
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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,244
    Ooooohhh...!

    Excited, excited!
    Just got an email update on The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks book, they just released the eBook, and, it has color graphics/photos!!
    Super excited about this. Still wishing I'd gone for the hardcover, but this certainly makes me a little happier about the eBook.
    I'll be looking forward to digging into this book soon. I'm currently about 40% through The LEGO Story book which has been an absolutely fabulous read! I'm learning so much about the early history of the company that I had no idea about, and I felt like I was pretty knowledgeable about LEGO history.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,040
    so. spent more money...
    #71411: The Mighty Bowser £100 off ..
    but the big kicker is the lego shop i did 3 days ago...
    to get the promos. if i had know 2x vip was comming this month i would have waited...
    😢😢😢
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  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 464
    edited December 2022
    @pxchris Wow, you really go in details! For Minecraft I also keep track of all the mobs / animals. I added quite a few of them to the Bricklink catalog as well (have an other username over there).
    Switchfoot55WesterBrickspxchris
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,130
    LEGO status: Now I should have gotten the book @pxchris mentioned, probably.... But, my track came, so God is good! Now reading Genesis!
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  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 450
    @bookmumgood looking cottage.  Do any of your Fabuland ‘people’ show up in your village?
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,454
    @Lo1sJess unfortunately the box that the Fabu-folks live in is currently being used as a stand for my christmas tree ! 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    bookmum said:
    @Lo1sJess unfortunately the box that the Fabu-folks live in is currently being used as a stand for my christmas tree ! 
    Well, lots of animals live under trees, so that's all right then! :)
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  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 464
    bookmum said:
    I've been building my Christmas display. Santa has a new cottage. 
    Very nice sharp picture! You could work for Brickset :-)
    Switchfoot55
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,040
    edited December 2022
    status today.
    Happily Building from my 20+ set Backlog
    what am i building?
    #76405 Hogwarts Express - Collectors' Edition
    this joins the list of set built in the past 6 weeks that list being.
    #75252 Imperial Star Destroyer
    #71040 Disney Castle
    #21330 Home Alone
    #10303 Loop Coaster
    #76161 1989 Batwing
    that Batwing BTW is not just Big it Gigantic!!!! i had to spend 2 hours working out how to Display it. to high up and all you see is the underside. and i dont have any wall a feel safe trying to place it on...
    oh, Ps.
    i also build some Brickheadz set's 5 in all. but them take next to no time to build.
    and #40516 Everyone is Awesome :) that was fun...
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    @pxchris
    That didn't take you very long! Clearly, you need more of a challenge. Therefore, I dare you to collect a complete set of... Znap! Ha ha ha!
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,130
    edited December 2022
    pxchris said:
    Well... I did it.
    As of today, I've officially completed my collection of the entire Western theme!


    This has been such a fun theme to collect. And it all came together fairly quickly too, which was nice (especially after the long journey collecting the Pirates theme). These sets are really great across the board, and I personally don't feel there is a dud in the entire batch.
    Displaying them on this IKEA Billy bookcase is less than ideal, but it achieves the purpose for now. Sometime soon I'll figure out some space to lay all the sets out properly and take some better photos of them.
    I always thought it needed a train....My LEGO status: reading Genesis and placing track. Now waiting for the Technic bricks to ship from USA, the white 16x16s from Demark. Lord willing, soon!
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  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 328
      The baseplates with wagon wheel ruts and parts of a river are way cool!
    pxchris
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,246
    The Elves that reside on a shelf brought this the other day....
    ....3D printed tree, clutch is a little weak, but it's quite a fun thing to decorate, which is what Little Miss Speedy did with some left over Dots.
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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,244
    I always thought it needed a train.
    Agreed completely!

    Did you know, that there is actually an image out there of some unreleased prototype sets for the theme... including a couple of western style trains! I wish that at least one of these had made it to production.

    For those who haven't seen this before... also take note of the buffalo piece!


      The baseplates with wagon wheel ruts and parts of a river are way cool!
    They really, really are! It's a shame we only got the one "curved road" plate with the rutted path pattern, I wish that we'd gotten a straight section as well.
    Same goes for the river plate. Both this tan river plate design and the green one from the Islanders sub-theme could have really, really used some straight sections for expansion!

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    Fantastic collect, pxchris! Those last prototype photos are interesting. The buffalo is pretty fantastic! I'm sure it would be selling for $50 each if they released them. I also really like the cacti too!
    pxchrisMarshallmario
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 450
    Like the cacti and the buffalo wish we had both!  @pxchris is there enough in the pics to MOC a train?  There was a train, I think, in the Lone Ranger theme, those instructions combined with the pics might work for MOCing.
    pxchrisMarshallmario
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 450
    Anyone heard of the buffalo making it out into the world - rare, test pieces etc?
    Calling @Istokg
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