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[UK] Local Bristol Group?

HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
edited January 2012 in Community and Events
Is there any AFOL in the Bristol area that want to start a kind of group?

I mean that we can exchange mobile numbers and text each other if they come across any Lego bargains. I'm always out and about with my son and see deals or sale items and although i can't always buy them i think that someone out there might want the heads up.

This may all ready be happening but just though it would be a good idea so we don't miss out on deals.

Please ignore if a stupid idea.

Move to Community by YC 1/22/12

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  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    Hi Hob,

    I think it's a good idea, I live in south Bristol :)

    I'm newish to this forum, but started to collect Lego about 2years ago.

    Cheers
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    edited January 2012
    Im in Chippenham, but work in bath. So have 2 areas covered. Would be a good idea if someone could start one?

  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Am willing to start it i'm sure i can have group messaging thing on my phone. If you want to join then send me details and i'll see what i can do.

    I was thinking that if i was out and about and saw say a whitecap bay set for 35quid (like the other day) i could text the group and let them know when it is and others could do the same.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    Just sent you a PM, which area of Bristol do you shop?
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Depends where i am. Got a 4year old so get about all over the place. Local supermarket is eastgate tesco. Where about are you?
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    Whitchurch
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Do you happen to know when the car boots start up again? Got some Lego bits and bobs there last year
    What big stores are near you? Don't know whitchurch that well.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    It starts on 26th feb, I have 2 shopping complex with tesco and tesco home, TRU and other shops. The car boot is dead opposite my house. I mainly collect city and will start on the mini figs soon.
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Coolies Will be going. forgot that imperial park is there i got friends near there.
  • johnsbricksjohnsbricks Member Posts: 210
    I'm up for this, I'm in north bristol. A group like this would be useful when there are 3 for 2s....
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Will pm all when at work with Mob number. Would be very useful.
  • johnsbricksjohnsbricks Member Posts: 210
    Anyone good with computers that can set up a Bristol trade group? it would be good to do local trades to save on postage.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    I work in IT :)
  • StevenAshbyStevenAshby Member Posts: 155
    Sounds a great idea im in :)
  • johnsbricksjohnsbricks Member Posts: 210
    @mayberts, is there a simple way of setting up a internet group where we can list sets we have that are available to trade? thanks.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    It depends on what you have in mind, we could use a facebook group that would be the easiest way of doing it.
  • johnsbricksjohnsbricks Member Posts: 210
    something like an online Excel sheet that doesn't have to be downloaded/uploaded everytime we want to check availability. I'm not a facebooker but have signed up to Google plus (havent used it much though).
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    ok, so I think the best thing would be to have our own site, could call it BLT (bristol lego trading).

    shouldn't take to long to setup, let me know what you think.
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Hi gloucester road totally toys have the following on sale.
    5893 £49.99
    6753 60.00
    7189 49.99
    8087 29.99
    7326 29.99
    6752 35.00
    7160 24.99
    4195 99.99 not on sale but cheaper than I've seen.

    End of message hope this helps.
  • StevenAshbyStevenAshby Member Posts: 155
    @Hob thanks for that this is working well already :) just picked up my Mill Village Raid :)
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Glad i could be of assistance. Really want the Mill as well but don't have the money yet.

    If you message me a mobile and an email i can add you.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    edited January 2012
    We could set up another very simple forum for trades? That is free and wouldn't take too long. Just a thought...

  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    @teamladd That's what i was thinking of
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    @mayberts do you want a hand doing it? I have done a simple one before and work in design so just let me know. :)
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    @teamladd your design skill will come in handy, would you be able to make a logo?
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    @mayberts sure. What sort of thing should we have? Or shall I come up with a few ideas?
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    @teamladd well I was thinking of calling it BLT (bristol lego trading) so something around that or you can come up with a few ideas and we'll see what everyone thinks.

    i think @johnsbricks has the right idea, I'm sure i can write some PHP code to do that.
  • johnsbricksjohnsbricks Member Posts: 210
    just to note, you could possibly get 4195 for £60 or so at Tesco.com, it is already discounted and there is a £10 voucher code too...plus quidco means its about 40% off rrp.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Ok, here is a very rough and quick 5 minute idea I came up with. Dont get much of a lunch break at work as so busy.

  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Great Logo.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    looking good :)
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    We can change characters, colours etc.
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Keep Superman and Darth Vader there cool.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    the cop looks like a member of the village people
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Lol. So how many people for the group ATM?
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    @Hob - I recommend that you now take this discussion to PM but that we leave the thread open so future Bristolites can still find you. Does that work for you?
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    No problems. Anyone else wanna join PM with details and i'll mesage you.
  • maybertsmayberts Member Posts: 68
    you can PM me too
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    Just checking you know that you can use group PMs, by going through Inbox - 'Create a new conversation and typing as many recipients as you like.
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    Are there any other Brsitol AFOL that want to be added to the group? I added someone else today and said i'd bump this topic up so people can see it again.

    Just reply or PM me and we can go from there.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 357
    Hi @Hob good to see you at Smyths I went to Tesco afterwards and spotted this.
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 222
    not too bad but still too much for me at the moment will wait for the sainsbury's half price toy sale or for ASDA tro mark it down to 2.50 like they did with the Harry Potter game.

    Good to talk to you also.
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