What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    TRU. Been advertised on tv a bit but first time I've seen them in the flesh. They're just wrong.

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,823
    ^I bet the lights might even last a whole two weeks before they burn out!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited September 2013
    Judging by the look of the display models, each light-up brick appears to be the equivalent of 4 studs square with a plug-in port on the side to connect them together before attaching one to a power supply.

    A mod might want to create a new thread a new thread - although isn't 'LEGO'.

    Edit:- The Brick Shop did a review. "Just the one review", they add!

  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    ^Its a rip-off of Lego Friends and Lego light up bricks...

    ...They did a very bad job!
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    It's not only Lego Friends they've done a rip-off of... oh the horror they've gone and done rip-offs of City and Hero Factory too! :-) Check out these other products (if you dare!) :-S

    (note: please don't ask why I provided the link - I'm astoundingly bored this evening!)
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Took the rarely used big toy out yesterday for an impromptu blast about the Devon countryside and this resulted in a stop off at Toys R Us and a purchase of Lego Pirate key ring for my dad(he seems to be collecting Lego key rings) blue base plate, large grey base plate and 3 series 11 mini figures all of them London Bobbies which up until recently had eluded me now I have 3! Still kept kids and adults amused in the car park when I got out with them all trying to work out what sort of 'Ferrari' the big red car with white stripes was, clue it's not even Italian...
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @Steve_J_OM said: ...I turned around and, with a stray arm, knocked my Hogwarts Express off the 6ft. shelf it was on. It smashed to pieces on the wooden floor. I only finished rebuilding it last night, having had to look under my bed and under the wardrobe occasionally for missing pieces. Thankfully it is now fully present and accounted for.

    Aha, you got to enjoy building the set for a second time! ;)
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,035
    A few months ago, I thought my Lego hobby was all but over. I/we have hardly touched it for months, even though Brickset is my homepage and I follow the news and trends all the time.

    Hard times meant I had to sell quite a few sets that I'd got saved for a rainy day, even my beloved MISB Greengrocer had to go :-(

    As I've been sifting through my sealed boxes gradually getting rid of them one by one, I've found all this handling of Lego has reignited my interest. I decided that I'd keep my hand in just by collecting minifigs, meaning there'd be less space issues in the house, and I could free up some funds to help cashflow.

    It kind of all went wrong through two factors. Minifig hunting became a weekend sport, trying to find the ones we needed, and then we built a #6211 Star Destroyer. The build was so enjoyable, now I feel the urge to get a couple of sets that I've lusted over for a while...

    So as soon as I can sell my current wares, hopefully I'll treat myself to a #10240 Red Five and a Grand Emporium before it goes EOL to compensate for my GG loss.

    I'm also kicking myself for not getting a #10212 Imperial Shuttle last year when the were being sold off for £170ish. At the time I didn't have the interest in SW, nor the money. Now it looks like it'll be a struggle to get one at a sensible price :-(

    What is it with this hobby? I've played ping pong with it for years now.

    Lego status today: Hooked again. Going to STEAM yay!
    TheBrickLaddcarlqSi_UKNZBig_Blue_WinkyBrickDancerLostInTranslation52scoobydoo
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    edited September 2013
    Has anyone tried to build with LEGO without using your thumb? i'm going to have to try as I smashed mine open at work today. At least it was my left hand :-P i'll spare you the rest of the details ;-)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited September 2013
    iso3200 said:

    I'm also kicking myself for not getting a #10212 Imperial Shuttle last year when the were being sold off for £170ish. At the time I didn't have the interest in SW, nor the money. Now it looks like it'll be a struggle to get one at a sensible price :-(

    "Now, who might have one or two spare #10212 Imperial Shuttles? Think James, think!"
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Ultra sonic hearing or mind reading... which super power will you use to rescue iso3200 @Legoboy?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    "Oh Billlllllllllly!"
    indigobox
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    edited September 2013
    Feel a little bad. A parent contacted me about a sealed Cafe Corner and why it was so expensive as his son just got into Lego and loves the modular line and now wants them all. The dad told me he contacted Lego and that his son was devastated when he heard that they stopped making the older sets. I'd like to help him out but I couldn't sell that set at the offer I received.

    I'm sure a lot of parents run into this situation when their kids are introduced to Lego. The good news though is that there are lots of options for the modular line still available for new fans. So while re-sellers joke about FB never retiring, it's actually a good thing for situations like this.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Link him to the current Ebay and BL offerings, then provide him with a price lower than the lowest available that you're still happy with. Whether or not it's within their budget, is not within your control. But by offering the cheapest option by a margin, you fulfilled a role of sincerely trying to help.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    Thanks, I did offer it at about the Bricklink average but he was looking at the $200 mark which is just not possible.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    ^That would go a little beyond helping little Timmy.
  • Canuck26Canuck26 Member Posts: 55
    Anxiously awaiting tomorrow morning. At 10:00 our first LEGO store in Utah opens its doors. I went over to the mall tonight to see how it looked. It's a beautiful sight. I am so excited I can't sleep!
    Jenni
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Frustrated . . . Was happy to find I could order granddaughter's birthday gift from [email protected] and have it shipped direct . . . Unfortunately it arrived minus one set. Have emailed customer service and hope they will correct it, but the invoice listed the order correctly even though the one set never made it into the box. Anyone had a similar experience?
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz I had a complete package go missing. Card posted through the door by the delivery man saying it was hidden behind my bin. There was no package. I assumed it had been stolen. One phonecall and the entire order was re sent no problem at all. I'm sure they will just send the missing item.
    AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz
  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 62
    Bought my first 16 of the latest series of collectable minifigs from Smyths Toys earlier with the 20% off they're currently doing. Not opened them yet, so don't know how many duplicates I've got yet.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    Kind of Lego related. I am picking up the Wii U Zelda bundle later today and will also buy the Lego City Uncover game. Been looking forward to playing that since it came out.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    I'VE FOUND A GINGERBREAD MANNNNNNNNN!!
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    I'm reminded once again that Brickset is filled with lovely people. Having posted in the Smyths thread that I missed out on ordering a couple of things I wanted before they went out of stock, 3 different Bricksetters have PMed me offering to help me out.
    I love this community :-)
    LegobutterflygifinimJenniGuroooGothamConstructionCocarlqbrickedinJoseph
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Monday - so I can go and buy this with the arrival of new funds - and hoping it's still 30% off when the weekend's over!

    Oh the anticipation and potentially huge risk I'm taking is killing me! :-P

    I so bet the set is going to go back to £100 on Monday though - that would be typical :-P
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    @TheOneVeyronian - I trust you. Pm me your details and I'll buy it for you now and get it delivered to your address so long as you see me right on Monday. :-)
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520

    I'm reminded once again that Brickset is filled with lovely people. Having posted in the Smyths thread that I missed out on ordering a couple of things I wanted before they went out of stock, 3 different Bricksetters have PMed me offering to help me out.
    I love this community :-)

    Make that 4 :-)
    Jenni
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    Hmmm! We're

    I'm reminded once again that Brickset is filled with lovely people. Having posted in the Smyths thread that I missed out on ordering a couple of things I wanted before they went out of stock, 3 different Bricksetters have PMed me offering to help me out.
    I love this community :-)

    I guess what goes around comes around, huh? :D


    Jenni
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 449
    Status is slightly confused, i received a [email protected] order for someone in France. (i'm UK) So if anyone in france received a 6857 by mistake i have your galaxy squad sets!
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    Just hope mum brought Pet Shop #10218 from Smyths with the 20% off :)
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    Must say - @Legoboy is a credit to Brickset, having helped me obtain a #70010 for £70 where I may have missed out on such a discount otherwise. Status is, I'm delighted with the generosity and helpfulness of Bricksetters in general! :-)

    I hope to return the favour to @Legoboy someday :-)
    SirKevbagsLostInTranslationJosephBrickDancerGothamConstructionCoprincedraven
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    edited September 2013
    My status today is everyone in this house is getting LEGO at the moment apart from me! But I'm not bitter or jealous, well not much anyway, lol.
  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 62
    Had 6 duplicates on the series 11 minifigs I bought on Friday, so went back to Smyths at Cribbs Causeway today to see if I could find the ones I'm missing. Managed to get 3 out of the 6.
    Pretty sure I'd found the Grandma with the cat, but if I did, I must have put it back accidentallly X(
    Also couldn't identify a saxaphone player or the scarecrow, so not sure if they didn't have any of those left or if I just missed them while feeling the bags, so still hunting for those 3.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    ^^^ I wanted to update on my last post here - my status is I am so happy I took up @Legoboy's generous offer of help - the price of #70010 just shot up to £79 this morning on Amazon.co.uk. Thankyou once again @Legoboy.

    And how I managed to predict a price increase would happen today on there - that was a bit spooky as I'm normally rubbish at that sort of thing :-)
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    ^^ @AySea I was in Tesco Living at Cribbs the other day and the boxes were mainly unpicked over and also they had a few still sealed boxes so if you are going that way again, it may be worth a look/feel?
  • AySeaAySea Member Posts: 62
    Thanks for the info @Legobutterfly
    I probably won't be up there again until after STEAM now though.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    I was dared (by a fellow bricksetter) to change my avatar to this drawing for a day, its a chihuahua (or rat-dog :-) ) in a hamster wheel :-S i'm going to go back to my clones tomorrow though ;-)
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,035
    I'm relieved the Smyths 20% off everything sale is over and I managed not to buy the SSD.
    JenniAdzbadboy
  • VimesVimes Member Posts: 24
    Sadly (for my wallet) my will was not as strong as yours iso3200, as I ordered the thing I have been lusting after for a few years, the Death Star.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,272
    @rancorbait - It's a good drawing though :o)
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ^ Thanks :-)
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    edited September 2013
    Resisting the urge to horde a bunch of Super Heroes sets from Amazon sales. Really testing my resolve on the decision to spend less money on retail sets.
    BumblepantsAdzbadboy
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Grabbed one of those kids magazines for my son as it had a Chima poly attached, not often we get Polys in Australia. I also stopped by Kmart and couldn't go past the Coast Guard Helicopter #60013 for $25
  • messymessy CambridgeshireMember Posts: 239
    Very pleased as today my ebay purchases of #30201 Ghost poly and #5000062 Darth Maul poly arrived safe and well.

    Also picked up all three advent calendars on 3 for 2 at Argos.

    Come on December the 1st!
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    Has had a very good day LEGO wise, I managed to reserve 3 SW advent calendars in the argos 3for2 so now have one each for my husband and both of our sons, providing they are actually in stock when we pick them up that is.

    Ordered a light temple for our oldests birthday and have been planning more Christmas purchases :D

    I do love a day filled with LEGO planning fun, yay!
    carlq
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    H.a.p.p.y! Got Lego! Finally a day when hubby and I both felt up to a trip to the Lego store, so I called ahead and they had everything in stock that I was hoping to buy! Now I already have a list for October . . . Have to keep them in business.
    SirKevbagsAdzbadboyLegobutterfly
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited September 2013
    Second Bricklink order of parts for my Dolphin Cruiser mods came today. Will get to build it on the weekend :)
    Jenni
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    Its a little late to post it but my Pet Shop #10218 got delivered on Tuesday from Smyths :)
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    Annoyed that Argos has last years stock of the City Advent calendar in more than one shop as well. Not even sure if there getting this years in.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    A status of gratitude and thanks for the Brickset community.

    Many thanks to @sidersdd for going out of his way and traveling through Indianapolis traffic to purchase me a #41999 and then also taking the time to ship it.

    I've had nonstop work the past month and have unfortunately not had the time to build/buy any LEGO. This will certainly satisfy the LEGO itch/craving/....addiction (for the time being). :o)
    LegobutterflycarlqLegoboyBrickDancerJoseph
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Another citizen rescued by the Brickset Justice League :thumbs up:
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