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  • HarryPotterLoverHarryPotterLover Member Posts: 238
    Renny said:

    #7965 Falcon should do relatively well I think. It depends on when it actually retires and how soon Lego release another version. It's the most iconic ship in the SW universe and it comes with a nice group of mini figures. I could be wrong but I don't think "build experience" plays a role in aftermarket value. By that I mean that kids will want the Falcon no matter what if they have their mind set on it.

    Curious though, has there been an example of a popular set that tanked aftermarket wise just because the build was boring? I know there have been flops but most of those I think have been due to boring subject matter or a re-release.

    I was meaning to touch on both subjects, not that it'll tank because of the build (thats my opinion), but as also curious to get insight on that set
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited June 2013
    Finally got around to building the Stage Coach Escape last night. It was everything I hoped it would be. You can read my review, if you're bored.

    Also, finally wrapped up my posts on my Brickworld MOC.

    No dark ages for me anytime soon :)
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    LegoMom1 said:

    My son and I returned home very late last night from a few days in Philly and Washington, DC. Self imposed ban on social media sites for several days. Only sightseeing and Rolling Stones concerts allowed- The Rolling Stones baby!!! Great concerts, great museums, great food, great fun. Now sitting down to get caught up on the hundreds of Lego posts I've missed. Gee, it's good to be home!!!!!

    I saw the Stones a few years back when they came to Durham, NC. Sigh....At Duke University of all places.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    samiam391 said:


    ...which led me to browse eBay real quick where I stumbled upon and bought a newly listed 100% complete Green Grocer for $250...

    I am Sand Green with envy over your find. I just paid more than that to BL the grocer and that was with subbing the 1x8s and no instructions.
  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 64
    Ordered more parts off Bricklink last night and also thinking of stopping off at Cribbs Causeway on my way home from work this afternoon to buy a set just for 2 parts...
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,791
    Surprised.

    Surprised nobody in the UK has noticed what's been selling in the Brand Stores at £118.99 for the past couple of days.
    indigobox
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,129
    # 70400 forest ambush. Just opened and put together since I was bored watching the news. Figs were the main attraction.
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Legoboy said:

    Surprised.

    Surprised nobody in the UK has noticed what's been selling in the Brand Stores at £118.99 for the past couple of days.

    I don't live near any of the brand stores so I'm quite intrigued now, will be going near one this weekend, delivering a M3 saloon to a new customer.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,577
    "Today is a good day"!
    I got my fab two customs from @minifigsme today and to say I'm happy would be an understatement :-))

    SirKevbagsMinifigsMe
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,554
    Legoboy said:

    Surprised.

    Surprised nobody in the UK has noticed what's been selling in the Brand Stores at £118.99 for the past couple of days.

    I hope it is Haunted House or something else that will cause quite a stir.

  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    edited June 2013
    Day 30 of building #7965 Millennium Falcon with my son. I was beginning to think it was too big for a 6 year old. We were only a few pages into instruction book #2. The interior already got a lot of play time as it was very accessible without the roof installed.
    On the bright side, the minifigs were instant hits.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,577
    I've now finally managed to upload a pic of my awesome customs :-))
    SirKevbagsindigoboxskeet318MinifigsMe
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 145
    Just packed the Green Grocer, Fire Brigade, Grand Emporium and Imperial Flag ship in a huge Really Useful Box - now that's done we are all set to move house now!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,791
    ^^ Good effort @minifigsMe. :o)
    MinifigsMe
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,129
    @dragonhawk, props to you for such amazing patience!
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    Basement flooded a bit (enough to ruin carpet and require a new sump pump). Needed to move all of my displayed UCS sets as I don't want the carpet removing crew to have to move them themselves. Figured it's a good time to break them all up and put them away for a bit.

    I'm going to have some very sore fingers over the next few days :(
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    edited June 2013

    @dragonhawk, props to you for such amazing patience!

    Thanks. Oh how many times I wanted to say "Here let me take care of that" and completed the whole thing myself. ;)
    To be fair, there are too many outdoor activities that hinder the build during summer time. Our next big project will be done when it is freezing outside when I have more of a captive audience :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,791
    ^^ I'm really sorry to here that. :o(
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    So glad you like them Lucy - thanks for the feedback on your mystique, I think it turned out well after a bit of back and forth :)

    My Lego status: finally on maternity leave, which for me means putting the Lego down for a few weeks!! :)
    indigoboxLostInTranslation
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    edited June 2013

    Day 30 of building #7965 Millennium Falcon with my son. I was beginning to think it was too big for a 6 year old. We were only a few pages into instruction book #2. The interior already got a lot of play time as it was very accessible without the roof installed.
    On the bright side, the minifigs were instant hits.

    In years to come, you will look back on this... and smile.

  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 305
    Finally finished the suspended Lego train track. Here's a video if you want to see.

    youtu.be/cOrBhD8Wi5A
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367

    Finally finished the suspended Lego train track. Here's a video if you want to see.

    youtu.be/cOrBhD8Wi5A

    Looks like a wild ride :)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Watching hubby begin building #8421 which we won on ebay for $257. Shipped priority. Not a bad price considering what they have been selling for. Hubby has wanted this for a very long time!
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    Built the City fuel truck last night but left it on the coffee table. If my kid sees it.....I'll be building the very same fuel truck again, tonight.
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Ordered road plates x4, race car transporter and coast guard jet ski, looking forward to them turning up.
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181

    Finally finished the suspended Lego train track. Here's a video if you want to see.

    youtu.be/cOrBhD8Wi5A

    Would hate to be picking the bits off the floor if that falls off, genius bit of engineering though.
  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 64
    Stopped off at Toys R Us at Cribbs Causeway today instead of yesterday.
    Nothing really jumped out at me as being worth mentioning here, but I did have time to rumage through the series 10 minifigs and came away with the Sea Captain I was after, so I'm happy.
    Didn't have time to go to any of the other shops at Cribbs today.
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    Still trying to get caught up on all the posts I missed during a short vaca, and new ones keep appearing!!!!!
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    Currently experimenting with hanging my flying vehicles with nylon thread. Was worried about my knots, but seem to be holding up a Sith Fury-Class Interceptor no problem. Will now enter the process of replacing the cotton string hanging up my ships with nylon thread because it looks so much neater!
    image
    That was two hours after hanging it up. You can only see the thread because I used a rather powerful flash on my camera.
    rancorbait
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    ^ Be careful with that Sith Fury. I can tell you from experience that it's a very fragile ship if it falls.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    ^ Don't worry, I've taken it down now, it was just a tester to see the thread's strength. I hung that about 30cm above a soft surface (my bed). I haven't got the guts to permanently hang an £80 ship just yet. Nothing worse than being woken by the sound of a falling ship at 3am, I can tell you!
    I actually used two pieces of nylon thread to hang the Sith Fury, one either side of the cockpit. Much more stable I find.
    I have some barred shelves in my room and they're excellent for hanging flying vehicles, so I don't need to drill hooks or risk blutack to hang them.
    Currently, the most expensive set I've permanently hung is my Z-95 Headhunter, but that's not very heavy.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,914
    I have just over 700 VIP points but just discovered that almost 200 of em are going to expire. :(

    I was saving up for an exclusive set.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,791
    ^ Just received a similar email. 1,466 of mine are due to expire. Not happy!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,577
    ^ & ^^ Spend spend spend!!! Or treat a friend ;-)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,554
    Was able to get $15 back from Walmart.com after they shipped my #10233 Horizon Express by just slapping labels on the box. Arrived battered and beaten but glad to see that at least their customer service was willing to make up a bit for their disaster of a shipping department.

  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Just found out my local Toymaster has the new City sets in so I purchased the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 looking forward to the new shark as I'm special like that. Now just awaiting those I ordered during the week to arrive through the post.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375

    Just found out my local Toymaster has the new City sets in so I purchased the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 looking forward to the new shark as I'm special like that. Now just awaiting those I ordered during the week to arrive through the post.

    I saw the new city sets last night at Target, too. I think I want the $80 boat when it goes on sale. I don't have a lotta blue baseplates to simulate water though. I bought the trash truck...
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,861
    Someone really needs to mod the Tower of Orthanc into a modular building.

    Kinda like this guy has, but as an actual modular:

    image
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    edited June 2013
    Just thinking about what I saw on sale in my local Entertainer in Uxbridge earlier today:
    image
    Yep, it's true: It's still selling Series 5... at full price! I couldn't believe it, it's like it's stuck in time with the amount of them they have!
    (sorry about the picture quality on this one: I didn't take this with my usual Nikon camera, but an iPod touch)
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    edited June 2013
    ^^ I wanna live in this city. I'll buy the lot by Bags End, put the family house on it, and proceed to smoke some pipeweed with Bilbo and Gandalf. Gandalf is like holding a pipe in every scene of the Hobbit....

    (Don't you ever shut up, Skeet?)
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    skeet318 said:

    Just found out my local Toymaster has the new City sets in so I purchased the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 looking forward to the new shark as I'm special like that. Now just awaiting those I ordered during the week to arrive through the post.

    I saw the new city sets last night at Target, too. I think I want the $80 boat when it goes on sale. I don't have a lotta blue baseplates to simulate water though. I bought the trash truck...
    I have zero blue base plates and must get some to be honest, I've been a little lax with lego for some time. I want that boat too, they also had the old harbour set as well, very tempted by that but I have to watch my spending, after all you have to watch your capital these days.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,577
    Just watching The Papers on BBC News and bizarrely Lego is mentioned on two front pages tomorrow - The Sunday Mail has the free toy of course, but the Sunday Express has a header "The Inside Story of LEGO Exclusive". I'll have to have a look at what that's about when I get the free Lego from Smiths tomorrow.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375

    skeet318 said:

    Just found out my local Toymaster has the new City sets in so I purchased the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 looking forward to the new shark as I'm special like that. Now just awaiting those I ordered during the week to arrive through the post.

    I saw the new city sets last night at Target, too. I think I want the $80 boat when it goes on sale. I don't have a lotta blue baseplates to simulate water though. I bought the trash truck...
    I have zero blue base plates and must get some to be honest, I've been a little lax with lego for some time. I want that boat too, they also had the old harbour set as well, very tempted by that but I have to watch my spending, after all you have to watch your capital these days.
    So true, yet you only live once. Life's something else...
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    ^ yea it's corny....
  • dejavudejavu USAMember Posts: 235
    I just picked up 3 new blue base plates, to work on the lakefront community I'm building with all my Creator houses. Also picked up some minifigs, Ser 8, 9 & 10. Did not realize until now that the Ser. 9 cyclops has a kind of goofy endearing face under his mask/helmet.
    Big_Blue_Winky
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    I have come to the conclusion that sorting 4 huge tubs of mixed LEGO with other assorted blocks is nothing short of pure torture.....one tub down...3 more to go.
    Big_Blue_Winky
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Frustrated! That moment when that 100% complete set bought on ebay is discovered to be incomplete! So far a total of 14 pcs of which 9 we don't have in our bulk and we're only 2/3 through the build! Next time a seller complains that his funds are being held because I haven't left feedback my answer will be . . . As soon as I confirm all pieces are present . . . Be patient!
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    skeet318 said:

    skeet318 said:

    Just found out my local Toymaster has the new City sets in so I purchased the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 looking forward to the new shark as I'm special like that. Now just awaiting those I ordered during the week to arrive through the post.

    I saw the new city sets last night at Target, too. I think I want the $80 boat when it goes on sale. I don't have a lotta blue baseplates to simulate water though. I bought the trash truck...
    I have zero blue base plates and must get some to be honest, I've been a little lax with lego for some time. I want that boat too, they also had the old harbour set as well, very tempted by that but I have to watch my spending, after all you have to watch your capital these days.
    So true, yet you only live once. Life's something else...
    Very true, it's why have been doing my best to live the dream here and now but it does start to get very expensive, having to cut back on Lego expenditure this month as the Big Blue one is in for service and that always ends up throwing up a bill well into 4 figures but I can never stop loving it.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,577

    Just watching The Papers on BBC News and bizarrely Lego is mentioned on two front pages tomorrow - The Sunday Mail has the free toy of course, but the Sunday Express has a header "The Inside Story of LEGO Exclusive". I'll have to have a look at what that's about when I get the free Lego from Smiths tomorrow.

    I just bought The Sunday Express to see what the Lego article was - turns out to be a 3-page potted history of the Lego Group, by the author of the book Brick by Brick. Cuusoo, BTTF and the Lego movie all get a mention at the end too. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know but it's interesting to see more and more national media featuring Lego stories.
    andhecaperberry
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    ^^^ I know exactly what you're going through, every single 100% complete set I've bought on eBay has turned out like that. The last one was #9446 which, when I'd checked it all, had 130 missing parts which later cost me £18 extra to BrickLink. :-(
    Luckily, the seller was honest after I explained and refunded me most of the purchase price, and I got a set I wanted for cheap. But I've decided that's the last time I buy a used set from eBay! :-)
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