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#4002020 - Employee Christmas Gift 2020

LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
A tad excited, but not sure if I can bring myself to open it.  Need another!?




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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,895
    @Legoboy
    I’m jealous!  I haven’t had much luck tracking one down yet- enjoy the build!
    Legoboy
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    @KungFuKenny .  I’m jealous of me.  I want me to open it but Me is putting up a fight.  Even Me’s wife wants him to open and build it.  Possibly one of my favourite sets now.  I just love the sentiment and how it works.  Many would argue otherwise, but I’d say a massive improvement over last year’s.

    Very lucky.  Searched for it on Facebook this morning, saw one available a few miles down the road, offered him half of what he was asking and 10 minutes later, told my wife, “I’m going out.”
    KungFuKenny560HeliportCoviSumoLegoBumblepantsGothamConstructionCodrdavewatfordAddicted2Oxygenkhmellymel
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,002
    edited December 2020
    ^
    I love Me.  Me likes Me.  Me the best.  Me so happy!! :)  
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    Open it, built it, chuck the box away. Then you have to find another.

    It does look a great set. I'll probably bricklink one for next year minus the 40.
    KungFuKenny
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,618
    edited December 2020
    Just build it, @Legoboy - I have similar fleeting thoughts about keeping rare sets such as #4002016 50 Years on Track sealed but I'm glad I ignored those thoughts and cut the seals. You have literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of sealed sets; I'd bet that opening a few of your favourites and building them will give you much more pleasure than adding a few more sealed boxes to the hoard.
    BrainsluggedThe_Rancor560HeliportLegoboybrickedinGothamConstructionCokhmellymel
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,757
    This set is made to be built! I want to see all the functions in action as there’s not too much about it out there so far.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,404
    edited December 2020
    The set is indeed fantastic - I built it a week ago:



    Scanning the QR codes in the instructions, the short designer videos show that the set was actually put together by 4 people each creating 1 of the modules. (Robert Heim, Lee Magpili, Léon Pijnenburg and Carl Merriam) 

    @The_Rancor You get a good view of the functions in this video.
    KungFuKennyCymbelineGothamConstructionCoThe_RancorIstokgMuftak1ravendragonwingkhmellymel
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,283
    Anybody have any idea what Justin is showing here:


  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    edited December 2020
    This set is made to be built! I want to see all the functions in action as there’s not too much about it out there so far.
    This is the video I've been using to show off the set.  From 8min 20secs on, it shows the set complete and operational - including a short (but good) look at the gearing at the back.


    rd1899SumoLegoKungFuKennyamokGothamConstructionCoThe_Rancor
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,935
    Ya'll bunch've crazy sum'biches!
    KungFuKennypxchrisjmeninno
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,895
    Legoboy said:
    This set is made to be built! I want to see all the functions in action as there’s not too much about it out there so far.
    This is the video I've been using to show off the set.  From 8min 20secs on, it shows the set complete and operational - including a short (but good) look at the gearing at the back.


    That Sariel video was the one that really sealed it for me- I had found a Bricklink seller in Mexico but when I refreshed the page the listing was sold!  I’ll try in the Marketplace I guess - I’m wary of shipping from Hungary with Covid delays, etc...
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,377
    pxchris said:
    Anybody have any idea what Justin is showing here:


    I don't know, but I want one!
    Istokg
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 697
    edited December 2020
    More photos on his Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinramsden/status/1341733458469679106

    Apparently an employee gift for Schur (a packaging company) employees?
    pxchrisstluxrd1899
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,283
    More photos on his Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinramsden/status/1341733458469679106

    Apparently an employee gift for Schur (a packaging company) employees?
    Thanks! Very interesting.
    benbacardi
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,757
    Very nice! Even more movement than I thought! Probably the best employee gift i’ve seen
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 523
    Personally, I dont think anything could top the 2019 Christmas X-Wing

    Still happy for those who get this though :)
    Fizyxalldarker
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    Boy, I would Bricklink this in a heartbeat if I only had the instructions! This is like watching the classic department store window displays from the mid-20th century....
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    Silly girl--bought it through eBay before checking--probably could have had a much better deal using Bricklink. Still, it's worth spending more than 10 cents/ piece for something as special as this!
    KungFuKenny
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,266
    edited December 2020
    SCHUR is a Danish packaging company, founded in 1846, and in 1955 changed their name from SCHUR to BRDR. SCHUR HORSENS, but today is known as SCHUR again... Horsens is the town in Denmark where their factory is located.

    Originally SCHUR did printing and lithography, which is how TLG had BRDR. SCHUR printing many of the LEGO catalogs in the 1950s and beyond.  By 1958 BRDR. SCHUR bought the printing and lithography company of HAGEN & SIEVERTSEN... so that starting in 1958 LEGO catalogs displayed the name "BRDR. SCHUR  HAGEN & SIEVERTSEN" in Horsens.

    Here is a close up of the printing of a 1962 Swiss LEGO catalog showing the printers name in small letters....



    At some later point (probably starting in the 1970s) SCHUR changed its' name back to just SCHUR, and bought up other companies, and started producing packaging machines, of which I am sure TLG has purchased many machines from them over the years to handle LEGO box packaging.

    So TLG and SCHUR have a business relationship that goes back nearly 70 years.

    KungFuKennypxchrisSirBenmessysklamboldtodd33
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    Just build it, @Legoboy - I have similar fleeting thoughts about keeping rare sets such as #4002016 50 Years on Track sealed but I'm glad I ignored those thoughts and cut the seals. You have literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of sealed sets; I'd bet that opening a few of your favourites and building them will give you much more pleasure than adding a few more sealed boxes to the hoard.

    You have no idea how badly I want to open some of what is now rare, but losing a grand (or certainly several hundreds) in less than three seconds (per set) is something I’m struggling with.  But this set isn’t one of those, so maybe I will build it.

    More recently, I’ve been trying to open and build as I get them, to prevent this dilemma in the future.  Not quite keeping up, but certainly doing better than I was.

    Happy Christmas.  :)


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,935
    ^ I open them and then put the sealed bags in a storage drawer.  This appears to be a successful strategy.  I've only sold/traded 20% of those sets...

    Anybody got a mostly complete Grand Emporium??
    LegoboyKungFuKennyFizyxgmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    Legoboy said:
    Just build it, @Legoboy - I have similar fleeting thoughts about keeping rare sets such as #4002016 50 Years on Track sealed but I'm glad I ignored those thoughts and cut the seals. You have literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of sealed sets; I'd bet that opening a few of your favourites and building them will give you much more pleasure than adding a few more sealed boxes to the hoard.

    You have no idea how badly I want to open some of what is now rare, but losing a grand (or certainly several hundreds) in less than three seconds (per set) is something I’m struggling with.  But this set isn’t one of those, so maybe I will build it.

    More recently, I’ve been trying to open and build as I get them, to prevent this dilemma in the future.  Not quite keeping up, but certainly doing better than I was.

    Happy Christmas.  :)


    You could cut the seals slowly and probably stretch it to 10 seconds to spread out the cost per second.
    LegoboyKungFuKenny560Heliportgmonkey76GothamConstructionCoBrickByBrickkhmellymel
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    SumoLego said:

    Anybody got a mostly complete Grand Emporium??
    Lol.  No.  I'm afraid not.  Just my sealed one......and every other Modular.  Sealed!!
    KungFuKenny
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    My GE isn't sealed, SumoLego, but I'm afraid it's more than "mostly" complete--and I don't want to sell it anyway!
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,935
    I have an assembled one, and a sealed one, but I have the hankering to do a double-corner...
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    Ah. Interesting project; I wish you well!

    One thing that might be fun, especially this time of year, would be to put more emphasis on the window decorations--maybe mini-versions of the 2020 Employee Gift set? (How's that for getting back to topic?)
    SumoLego
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