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You have a $750 Lego gift card....

ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001 spend at the lego store on-line or at any of their mall stores.   Shipping is free, and ignore expires at the end of this month, how would you spend it?

In Great Britain, I think that is around 475 gbp...yes?


  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    I'd spend it on Lego.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    I'd spend it on Lego.
    lol, that is the idea :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Case closed.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    I would probably get atleast one coffee cup.

    It's licensed merchandise, but not Lego... strictly speaking.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    We can't ignore taxes in the uk, they are included in the price.
  • hkcrazy88hkcrazy88 Member Posts: 163
    Definitely a DO, and probably the Helicarrier. :)
  • addemlitaddemlit Member Posts: 118
    Death Star and Helicarrier
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily Member Posts: 661
    Mainly pick a brick but also a detectives office, flat iron and Lincoln memorial, and if there is any change erm .......(thinking loudly) .........base boards loads of base boards so I can expand my new obsession with mosaics
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,987
    $200 Ferris wheel 
    $160 Parisian 

    if if this was a random gift card that someone gave me, then I think I would be hard pressed not to use the rest to grab the Death Star for my son and add in the extra $10.

    If this was my money on the gift card, then the remainder money would go to deciding between
    Ewok village
    Scooby castle
    The other large Scooby set
    new minecraft sets
    The large Ninjago set theat is supposedly coming out
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Modulars and a train of some kind.....I only have one and best case scenario I can only get one modular a year.....I so want a city to build......a train is one that set that I would love to get too. Maybe set it up around the Christmas Tree (My wife, "Where would the presents go?")
  • Vance2Vance2 Member Posts: 15
    Helicarrier and the Death Star. Or approximately 1500 pick a bricks. Give or take. 
  • herekittykittyherekittykitty Member Posts: 122
    edited May 2015
    Ferris wheel $200
    Kwik-e-mart $200
    Changing Seasons $50
    Toy & Grocery Shop $40
    Beach Hut $30
    Total $520

    Then I'd be nice and get a Slave 1 for the hubby, that leaves $30 for the kids to each pick something small.

    Or I'd get another Ferris Wheel for my daughter.

    It's a little frightening that there aren't more big sets that I/we want that we don't already have... Christmas was good this year.
  • B0SSKB0SSK Member Posts: 175
    Any starwars lego sets from episodes 4,5 or 6. Anything else is just a kids toy :)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    $750 in pick-a-brick?  That's a lot of containers!
  • dragon114dragon114 Member Posts: 642
    i ll get another pet shop, dective office Simpsons house, ferris wheel and the rest on road plates.
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    All on Series 13 minifigures... that way I'd maybe get 1 hot dog.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    ^ Not if I got there first.  No hot dogs or unicorns for you!  Only King after King after King...
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    SumoLego said:
    $750 in pick-a-brick?  That's a lot of containers!
    Not if you buy one, dump it in a bag, reuse the container to buy another lot and repeat.
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,660
    ^ that might be a day of work, if you take time filling your cup. :)

  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Bricks and fun :-)
  • Sethro3Sethro3 Member Posts: 999
    Tumbler, Ferris Wheel, Ewok Village, PAB/BAM, maybe a few small sets for the little one also.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,332
    EV x 3 (from a resellers perspective)
  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    @samiam391 I see what you did there. ;)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,637
    edited May 2015
    I would probably go with a Sand Crawler and maybe a Helicarrier. Then I would wonder why I only had $100 left and start to consider how much I really do spend on Lego
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor Member Posts: 3,937
    edited May 2015
    What is, "Something every AFOL wishes they could say?" Alex
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    Definitely the Slave 1. Then probably all of the Marvel and DC superhero sets I don't have. Not the Helicarrier though. It doesn't really impress me.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,679

    probably ewok village, metalbeard's sea cow and the detective office

  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    After putting some thought into this, I believe my purchases would be The Simpsons House, the Kwik-E-Mart, the Tumbler, and then throw in the extra $10 for the Detective's Office.

    Although that would amount to $45.60 in sales tax for me on top of the $760.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    If this was a gift card with that was given to me and I had zero attachment to it I would blow it all on city sets - the one theme id like to have a bunch of but don't want to even enter those waters under the current circumstances.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,120
    After putting some thought into this, I believe my purchases would be The Simpsons House, the Kwik-E-Mart, the Tumbler, and then throw in the extra $10 for the Detective's Office.

    Although that would amount to $45.60 in sales tax for me on top of the $760.
    This is exactly what I would get.
  • EvilTwinEvilTwin Member Posts: 135
    Mindstorms EV3
    Then either Simpsons house or the new train, when it is released
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 351
    I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two Sandcrawlers at the same time, man.
  • chuckpchuckp Member Posts: 684
    edited May 2015
    ^ Oh man, an Office Space reference, classic! Reading that with Diedrich Bader's voice in my head made the comment doubley good! 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    ^  I still yell 'PC Load Letter!?!?' occasionally in the copier room at my office, and ask for cover sheers on the TPS reports.
  • PmhPmh Member Posts: 128

    Cant do the pick a brick unfortunately,no lego store in my country

    1xpet shop 150.

    2xdetective office 300

    1xtower of orphanac 200

    various lego creator and starwars polybags 100

  • CircleKCircleK Member Posts: 1,055
    Option 1:

    I would sell the $750 gift card to one of you for $700 in cash.  I need Transformers money right now, man! The new Combiner Wars line is eating away at my Lego budget.

    Option 2:

    1x: Pet Shop
    1x: Detective's Office 
    1x: Kwik-E-Mart
    1x: Changing Seasons

    I would save the remaining $191 for the 2015 Death Star Final Duel and Episode 7 potentials.

  • frog4gatorsfrog4gators Member Posts: 21
    samiam391 said:
    All on Series 13 minifigures... that way I'd maybe get 1 hot dog.
    TRU had a 2 for $5 sale a few weeks ago and all they had were hot dog guys it seemed. I got three!

    Back to thread discussion...

    Slave 1
    City Modular set
  • TarDomoTarDomo Member Posts: 515

    I ´d start with buying UCS TIE Fighter.

  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    I'd also buy the Death Star Final Duel because I don't currently have a Darth Vader and that set seems like a good place to start collecting LEGO SW. Again.
  • gunther.schnitzelgunther.schnitzel Member Posts: 92

    I'd wait until Q3 and get:

    42043: Mercedes Benz Arocs 3245
    42040:  Fire Plane
    60092:  Deep Sea Submarine
    60095:  Deep Sea Exploration Vessel
    60098:  Heavy Haul Train


    42042:  Crawler Crane

    if there was anything left over.

  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    @frog4gators don't tell @samiam391  that :) hot dog guys are his white whale...
  • BEEKUZZBEEKUZZ Member Posts: 127
    I'd love to introduce this awesomeness to some under-privileged kids in the way of P.A.B., Architecture Studio and some books to learn to dream big and soar with their creativity!!!
  • flakmaniakflakmaniak Member Posts: 50
    I can't spend it on BrickLink?! Useless!

    (Well, I suppose the "sell to another Brickset user" option from above appeals.)

    That said, if I had to choose currently in-production sets... Yeah, I think I could. I would get some Elves sets (cool parts and colors, especially Farran and the Crystal Hollow), I would get MetalBeard's Sea Cow, because wow, that's a pirate ship, I would get Benny's Spaceship, MetalBeard's duel, and... Hmm. Hard to say. Probably a bunch of assorted Chima and/or Ninjago. If I didn't already have the current pirates wave, I'd surely get that. What can I say; I'm still five at heart. Pirates and ninjas are clearly the way to go.
  • AanchirAanchir Member Posts: 3,037
    I mean, the smartest thing to do would be to use that money to purchase a new gift card that wouldn't expire, since that would give me more options going forward. But that's not really in the spirit of the question, is it? So if we stay true to the "end of this month deadline" the question becomes a lot trickier. Most of the things on my wish list are things that are not available yet. I'm not really knowledgeable about or interested in reselling, so which sets would fetch the highest aftermarket prices doesn't really pertain to me. I'm also not an army builder, so it doesn't really interest me to buy lots of duplicate sets for personal use.

    The only thing I can really think of doing is buying sets from themes like Legends of Chima and Ultra Agents that I haven't really been committed to collecting, but have enjoyed on the side.
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    I wish I'd had that gift card when the last Hogwart's and Diagon Alley were first released. 
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    I was a little surprised, however, no one mention buying legos for charity or to give away.   I don't build a lot of legos, but I do give a lot away.
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Member Posts: 282
    SHIELD Helicarrier, no question. 
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 1,156
    ryjay said:
    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    I was a little surprised, however, no one mention buying legos for charity or to give away.   I don't build a lot of legos, but I do give a lot away.
    Well, if it would make you feel better to give to charity......just PM me and I'll give you my address to send the gift to. :smile: 

  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,637
    The charity suggestion has to be directed to someone in a marketplace thread, especially if that marketplace thread belongs to a known reseller. That way we can bicker and argue.
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 298
    Realize that when I read something like this, it's usually in my spam folder and a scam. 

    However, if I actually had one in hand, I'd buy the Volvo loader, mobile crane, and the heavy duty wrecker, then save the rest for upcoming sets I'd want to have, like the Arocs.   
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