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  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I was at Target testerday and saw series 11 CMF's for sale in the wild for the first time. I randomly grabbed 10 packs. When I was at the register i was looking at the poly's they always have there and saw hidden behind 6 or so polys a couple CMF packs . I love finding LEGO that people have hidden in the store. I figured why not and grabbed them too. When I got home and opened the packs I was amazed that out of 12 random packs I only had 1 double...the Lady Scientist. Just incase you want to know the two packs that I found had the Yeti and Ginderbread man.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,065
    Two things - attempting to collect the CMF that I need for my winter collection and starting the second car of the HE! :) :) Happy Monday Indeed!!!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,834
    Just ordered FB, my first foray into the modulars. And it is all of your faults for talking about how great they are all the time. Thanks guys.
    LostInTranslationJenniBuriedinBricks
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702

    Just ordered FB, my first foray into the modulars. And it is all of your faults for talking about how great they are all the time. Thanks guys.

    You're done for! So long my friend.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,065

    Just ordered FB, my first foray into the modulars. And it is all of your faults for talking about how great they are all the time. Thanks guys.

    Hahahahahha that's it. You might as well just place another order.

    Really though; that was good. Joke of the day.

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,834
    Legoboy said:

    Just ordered FB, my first foray into the modulars. And it is all of your faults for talking about how great they are all the time. Thanks guys.

    You're done for! So long my friend.
    Yup. Already digging through bulk to see how much of Green Grocer I can piece together.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,065
    edited October 2013
    There are worse addictions...
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    ^ You're not wrong there.

    I got suckered into them 2.5 years ago reading on here, "The FB's going to go, the FB's going to go. Quick! Quick!"

    @Bumblepants - Any normal person would question our sanity when going after the back catalogue, but I'd have to say, despite currently being No. 2 of my collection after the UCSs, I don't think I'd be wrong in saying that they're likely to overtake before long. UCS are just getting so boring!
    Bumblepantspiratemania7
  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    Had a great Lego day yesterday it started with a trip to the Sheffield store which was quite busy, but after a nice chat with the staff I bought #10220 camper van after 2 years of thinking it's nice but I'll probably not get it. Also bought minecraft sets for my husband that are now hidden away for Christmas and a few other other things for the children.

    Then on to see family and to start my nieces friends collection off I gave them a few sets :) home to find a daily mail poly and a Lego catalogue in the post :)
    carlqJennikhmellymel
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Finally determined we had a wrong piece early on in set #8284 that drove both hubby and I crazy trying to find out why a later piece wouldn't fit where the instructions indicated. Funny thing . . . He made the mistake the first time, I dismantled every bit and rebuilt it and made the exact same error. It's now correct and on it's way.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    edited October 2013
    I posted some photos from Legoland California's MiniLand taken last Thursday. here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    You can guess the location using the sign at the end of each build because they loaded backwards on flickr!
    AFFOL_Shellz_BellzBasta
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    Monday I started feeling under the weather, and by Tuesday I knew I wasn't up to going to work so decided to take a sick day. Ended up sleeping all day, and didn't even get to build any lego. Worst sick day ever, should have just went to work... Because everybody knows sick days are lego days right??? right???
    rancorbaitaimlesspursuitskhmellymel
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ^ Absolutely!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Feel better soon @CupIsHalfEmpty
  • chromedigichromedigi Member Posts: 344
    "I built a clone, and I liked it." ♫
    carlq
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,232
    ^^^^ I wish, my sick day today is an essay writing day (but I'm on Brickset before I get started, of course - need SOMETHING to make me feel better!)
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Just received a #20017 , now that's a big poly!
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    I sketched a little picture of what a B.A. Baracus minifig might look like. Yeah, I know, the head is a little bit small.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    ^ If you use a brickforge mohawk, it makes the head look a bit bigger. I have a custom Clubber Lang minifig somewhere that I used that for. Even though the mohawk is bigger / wider than real life, it looks good.

    image

    rancorbait
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 748
    Completed - with exception of 1 piece (!) - the short coaches for my Xmas train.

    image
    carlqklatu003coolpixLegobutterflyJenni
  • dimefielddimefield Edmonton Alberta CanadaMember Posts: 314
    Sifted through four boxes of series 11 at Walmart today looking for Bavarian Girl, Gramma and Scarecrow and came up with not a one! No Tiki or Jazzman either (glad i found those two early with a blind grab). Did add a few elves but overall quite annoyed at Lego for the new box distribution.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795

    I sketched a little picture of what a B.A. Baracus minifig might look like. Yeah, I know, the head is a little bit small.

    If you make one, please let me know lol. I want it :-)

    I wonder how hard it would be to MOC the A-Team Van?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    Sorting out CMF. Boy, do I have loads I had forgotten about.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    On Thursday I saw someone in Stratford selling Tower of Orthanc for £70 (Sealed) but I doubt it will still be there.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,035
    CCC said:

    Sorting out CMF. Boy, do I have loads I had forgotten about.

    Hopefully you've got three S9's that I need to complete my collection ;-)

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    ^ These were mainly S1-4, hidden in a box at the back of a drawer.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,035
    ^ Still, S1's can't be a bad find. Did you strike it rich with a hoard of Zombies?
  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 62
    Went up to Cribbs Causeway after work and managed to find the minifig with the saxaphone in Smyths Toys. Then went across to Tesco and about halfway through the 3rd box, found the Grandma. They had a load of boxes of minifigs in there that looked still sealed for both series 10 and 11.
  • mcvitiemcvitie Sheffield, EnglandMember Posts: 291
    Watched Return Of The Jedi earlier.... 10 minutes later #10236 had to be ordered
    LostInTranslationBumblepantsvitreolumLegoboyBrickDancer
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    Just watched Captain Phillips, superb film, lots of action. Made me want #10241 even more now.
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    Found a Wampa at a flea market today, was very happy until I came home and realized he had holes on the sides of his head... The horns are missing! :(

    If anyone has a pair they would like to trade for something, please let me know!
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    After about 4 weeks of not using much Lego, I finally got around to building with some more Lego!

    And fuelled by the prospect of new Hobbit sets arriving soon, I designed my own black (not red) 1600 piece 'UCS' Smaug the dragon to go with them and will be looking forward to Bricklinking it brick by brick when I get some more time/money... :-D
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,834
    edited October 2013
    @Gurooo That set isn't too old, might be worth calling [email protected] and seeing if they can replace them for you. It is licensed though so maybe they can't but it is probably worth a shot.
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    @Bumblepants I tried to make an order through [email protected] but it says they are sold out... perhaps it is worth it to make a call tomorrow, thanks for the advice!
  • alijoezacalijoezac UK, NottinghamMember Posts: 521
    Just finished Brickstruct.com's Golden Hall. Great fun build and a spectacular model as a result.
    Renny
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Packing away and taking photos of my City ready for the heater chaps to fix the heating, makes me sad every time I have to do this.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    alijoezac said:

    Just finished Brickstruct.com's Golden Hall. Great fun build and a spectacular model as a result.

    Very cool. I completed getting all 5000+ parts for it but haven't found the time to get started. Really looking forward to it. Although for those buying the instructions now, it may be more difficult as one of the pieces (Reddish Brown Brick, Arch 1 x 6 x 2 - Thick Top with Reinforced Underside) is becoming quite scarce and this build requires 13 of them. Checking Brick Link right now and there are only 18 left altogether.

  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    @Renny. Is there an alternate to that part? I was fixing to build this and was waiting to survey my existing parts in another physical location. I already got the instructions.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    No, there isn't, the alternate Brick, Arch 1 x 6 x 2 - Thin Top without Reinforced Underside was not released in reddish brown.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    @klatu003, like @vitreolum said I don't think there is in the same color. That piece was only available in that color from an old Spiderman set. Not sure why the guy selling the instructions would include so many of one part that was only available in an old retired set while still mass selling the instructions.

    It brings up a point though. Is it a builders responsibility to monitor availability of parts for a moc they are selling? I'm sure a lot of folks who buy the instructions may be upset to find out that they cannot build it as designed. Imagine someone discovering this after already buying the majority of the parts?
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    @vitriolum @Renny Thanks for the heads up. I am going to try to get these since I love the model. I suppose another color could be worked into the design. What do you think? Don't think the deigner has any obligation to monitor parts availability.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    @klatu003, I haven't built it yet but from the images it looks like they are primarily used along the outside. They help form the doorways on the front and hold up the smaller pillars on the sides. The designer does use a mix of reddish brown and tan on the outside so you could substitute the colors there (plenty of those available on BL). It may look different but it would at least leverage the same color palette of the building.

    Perhaps you can buy at least 3 in reddish brown for the front and get the tan ones for the other sides?
    klatu003
  • FlymoFlymo Member Posts: 15
    My status would be " Hope my broken hand will be fixed for my Lego christmas " : (
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Ow. Sorry to hear that, @Flymo. I bet it's your dominant hand, too (we almost always break our dominant hands - true fact!). Hope you get Lego-building functionality back in short order. :-/
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Who would have thought that an oversized box full of over priced shiny metal noise making pipes would have come in handy at some point? Poor Lego.
  • HarryPotterLoverHarryPotterLover Member Posts: 238
    @alijoezac Any chance of you being able to post some pics of the beauty!?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    klatu003 said:

    @vitriolum @Renny Thanks for the heads up. I am going to try to get these since I love the model. I suppose another color could be worked into the design. What do you think? Don't think the deigner has any obligation to monitor parts availability.

    Maybe not. But it would then be a good idea to let people have the parts list for free so they have the obligation to check that parts are available before purchasing the instructions.
    klatu003
  • FlymoFlymo Member Posts: 15
    carlq said:

    Ow. Sorry to hear that, @Flymo. I bet it's your dominant hand, too (we almost always break our dominant hands - true fact!). Hope you get Lego-building functionality back in short order. :-/


    Yeah it my right hand. Hopefully I will be back for Christmas .

  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,232
    My Lego status today is: Completed Series 11! Nice reward for finishing my economics essay :D
  • martynmartyn Reading, UKMember Posts: 148
    Finally built my Yellow Campervan. Had the yellow pieces for a while, but had to wait for the base van. Happy with it, despite the minor differences in the shades of yellow, also made this one Right Hand Drive.
    brickedinJenniBrickDancerHarryPotterLoverBig_Blue_WinkyAdzbadboyBuriedinBricks
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