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any idea what the 2015 winter village set is?

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  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^are they LBG or LSG, it was unclear from your description ;)
    kiki180703
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    Hey man, they're from 1979, so LSG obviously. Can't guarantee that they're still tasty though. And of course they might have yellowed a little. But I have heard that hydrogen peroxide might help with that - and possibly with the taste as well ;-)

    Parental Advisory: this was meant as a joke! Don't ingest any of the above!!!
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    Let's start an online popcorn marketplace called Poplink. I have some old--er I mean "collectible"--popcorn bags, only a few missing kernels.
    tamamahmkiki180703
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Why are you entitled to be able to buy a discontinued, no longer manufactured product for what you think is a "reasonable" price?

    WHO is it that owes YOU the responsibility of buying the product when it was available, storing it for some undetermined length of time, then making it available to YOU at a time that is of your liking and at a price that you think is fair?  Why does some other person or the group as a whole OWE this privilege to YOU?  

    This sounds like the ultimate entitlement attitude.  If there exists enough buyers willing to pay the "unreasonable" (to you) prices, then apparently that is the fair market price, whether you like it or not.

    Unless we are in the ultra-rich category, we can all lament all the unnecessary things we cannot afford to buy because the "elite" are willing to pay more for them.  Such is life.  Silly to get upset by it, just buy the set when it was still being made, or buy a different LEGO set.
    kiki180703
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,612
    off-topic, but unfortunately it doesn't only effect unnecessary things.
    kiki180703
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    Fauch said:
    off-topic, but unfortunately it doesn't only effect unnecessary things.
    lol what? I had to study this sentence for about 2 minutes :D
    kiki180703
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,612
    ultra-rich don't only use the power of their wealth to manipulate the prices of toys. some don't seem to care much of the consequences as long as the investment is good.
    Lego_Nerd98kiki180703
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 943
    What did I just read?? And why did I read it? I think that should be the next discussion.

    As for Winter Village sets...I'm at a loss.
    Lego_Nerd98
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    Sethro3 said:
    What did I just read?? And why did I read it? I think that should be the next discussion.

    As for Winter Village sets...I'm at a loss.
    Did you read the comments over the last 4 days? I think it was a bunch of us being idiots and arguing to the bone over something we can't change. \_'-'_/
  • RobertoRoberto Imola, ItalyMember Posts: 117
    edited December 2015

    I was just looking at the main page of the forum and asking myself how the hell could be this topic so active yet. Then I supposed it had gone completely off-topic, I just opened the page and.. Bingo.  I really can't understand the logic beyond the reasoning that if you are in a collector-oriented forum you can't come into it and criticize collecting in its more amok aspects or in any other way. Maybe this is a secret sect? Damn, neither Masonry has restrictions like these. Even if Brickset was a fully collecting-oriented - in fact it isn't, not only - site there wouldn't be anything particularly bad wrong in coming here and try to show perplexity or talk about collecting in terms of bad aptitude. I would rather say it is a very interesting topic, maybe one of the most;  can anyone's ego be so frail to feel annoyed by the first people who come out and tells him: "there is something wrong about your aptitude"? I don't think so. Try to argue, express your thinking if you have one about it and if you just want to join the discussion, but really you can't hide yourself behind the "you can't say that here" dogmatic sentence. We can debate everything here, only admins put limits.

    Apart from that, I think any reasoning about Lego becoming a so highly desired collecting toy and the raise of a related resale market can't be discerned by any reasoning about the complex change which all the market branch experienced in the last twenty years. Whereas thirty-twenty years ago cities and little towns were still full of little toy shops, now there are only one or max two bigger ones incorporated in a shopping centre, everyone of them being part of a single chain of major retail outlets, and in which all the goods, sales and everything else is pretty much equal for all of them. What was before and what there is no more now is a pluralism of offering. At that time every little shop had its own offering, its own policy and potentially everyone of them was a world full of little hidden treasures. Surely there is people here much older than me and that can even have far better examples, but I still remember how common was in the early 90's to find some sets of the previous decade and even of the early 80's, It was '94 or '95 max and as a child I was looking at that white space monorail still on the shelves of a little toy shop (how badly I wanted it..). Internet, ebay mainly, offers a pluralism only in the way that everyone can participate, like in a single gigantic world market where there is an enormous amount of goods, but precisely because the market is only one and everyone can participate you have to be fast. It's just like saying: "Look at that, the market is big and the amount is incredible, apparently there is everything, but there will be everything for everyone? Nobody knows, the only certain thing is that what is available is just everything you see there now, and that if you want to buy something you should stop thinking too much about and just buy it, fast, because if you'll arrive in late, you'll pay an extra, a penalty". Market in these days literally thrives in this sense of precariousness and fear induced in the customer by dynamics like these, by dynamics like "now or maybe never", and it would be very naive for us thinking Lego is not aware of the importance of them.

    catwrangler
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited December 2015
    ^ So um yeah...I'll be honest, my small brain still doesn't know what you're really trying to say there.

    I do agree with one point, however, and it should be a mantra for any Lego fan.  If you want it, buy it, otherwise don't come crying later when it's gone.
    dougtsmadforLEGOgoshe7kiki180703SumoLegoSethro3Mynatt
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    TheLoneTensor said:

    I do agree with one point, however, and it should be a mantra for any Lego fan.  If you want it, buy it, otherwise don't come crying later when it's gone.
    After all, you can always take it back.

    :-)
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 516
    ^ I tip my cap.  Well-played.
    pharmjodBrickDancer
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    TigerMoth said:
    TheLoneTensor said:

    I do agree with one point, however, and it should be a mantra for any Lego fan.  If you want it, buy it, otherwise don't come crying later when it's gone.
    After all, you can always take it back.

    :-)
    speaking of, anyone interested in some Death Stars?
    Lego_Nerd98
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    @dougts ^ I'm ALWAYS interested in Death Stars :D
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,632
    Two pages and 100 arguments ago I saw the prolific returner comments and it brought back a new experience I had last weekend. While at the hardware store for a few needed things and a few un-needed things, I was checking my receipt and noticed that the return prices didn't equal the sold price and asked my wife about it. She told me she has seen this before. If you don't return all of the items you bought they only give you a certain percentage back on the one item you are returning. Maybe that will slow down the habitual returners a bit. 
    Pitfall69
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    @oldtodd33 WHAT?!? Never happened to me before. And I live in the U.S. too! That's just absurd that they would do that.
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    @oldtodd33 I've only seen that happen when there's some sort of promotion or coupon used.  I've seen this at TRU many times.  If you buy something that has a free gift with purchase and only return the paid item, they will only refund the price minus the value of the gift.  If you use a rewards certificate, they will spread the total discount over all items purchased, so if you return just one item, it will deduct a portion of the value of the certificate. 
    dougtskiki180703Sethro3
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    jadeirene said:
    @oldtodd33 I've only seen that happen when there's some sort of promotion or coupon used.  I've seen this at TRU many times.  If you buy something that has a free gift with purchase and only return the paid item, they will only refund the price minus the value of the gift.  If you use a rewards certificate, they will spread the total discount over all items purchased, so if you return just one item, it will deduct a portion of the value of the certificate. 
    This. Like the old "spend $100, get $25 odd your total" deals. 
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    oldtodd33 said:
    Two pages and 100 arguments ago I saw the prolific returner comments and it brought back a new experience I had last weekend. While at the hardware store for a few needed things and a few un-needed things, I was checking my receipt and noticed that the return prices didn't equal the sold price and asked my wife about it. She told me she has seen this before. If you don't return all of the items you bought they only give you a certain percentage back on the one item you are returning. Maybe that will slow down the habitual returners a bit. 
    If it's a local store, they could be imposing a restocking fee like 15% or whatever.  That's their prerogative, but I would never shop there, ever.

    As for "habitual returners," I consider something like hardware to be a completely different thing.  In the past, working on...whatever project for the home, I would find myself making multiple trips to the hardware store for a different size pipe, or fitting, or blade, or whatever.  Now, I tend to get a few of what I'm reasonably sure I'll need, returning any leftovers.  Every hardware store I've ever dealt with has no problem with this, and many encourage it because they realize it's a good customer service thing to do (people coming in for the 4th time in an hour tend to be a bit pissy).  Assuming the items are still new, I view this return situation as completely acceptable, i.e. me buying something with the full expectation that some portion of it will be returned.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,632
    Actually, now that I think about it, I was at the auto parts store a month or two ago and saw that they now charge a restocking fee for returned parts. 
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 763
    This thread has to be a contender for   Most Off-Topic Thread Of The Year (2015)
    Lego_Nerd98
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^Not even close. That would be the @bendybadger giveaway thread about plop sausage and sinterklaas (probably spelt that wrong). Resellers were always going to come up when they re-released for the wv this year. 
    kiki180703SirBenLego_Nerd98
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    Made you look.
    Dedgeckochuckpkiki180703Lego_Nerd98LostInTranslation
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 763
    ^^ Ok, so which threads are the contenders? I think we need a long list by the 15th. Then a methodology for narrowing it down to a short list of 3 by Xmas eve. Then at the turn of the year we can hand out the Brickset Oscar
    kiki180703Lego_Nerd98SumoLego
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    Briking said:
    ^^ Ok, so which threads are the contenders? I think we need a long list by the 15th. Then a methodology for narrowing it down to a short list of 3 by Xmas eve. Then at the turn of the year we can hand out the Brickset Oscar
    Which one of us would get the Oscar? :)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    The winner should be the 'Red 5, standing by' derailment thread.

    Unintended consequences, some good fun and Huw shut it down.
    kiki180703Jenniricecake
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    edited December 2015
    (And I didn't mean Huw shutting it down as a negative.  More like when the 'adults' have to stop the 'kids' from having obviously inappropriate fun.)

    (Or the like the ending of Month Python and the Holy Grail.)
    SirBenkiki180703Lego_Nerd98
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,228
    [74 posts later]

    *pokes head in*

    Ah, I see the argument about reselling is still going on.

    *bobs back out again*
    kiki180703chuckpLego_Nerd98
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited December 2015
    Just curious, does anyone know what the 2015 Winter Village set is? :-)
    kiki180703DiggydoesSumoLego
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 174
    Still rattling on the same as a few days ago . . . . . . . . . . 

    @chuckp someone said it was a re-release of the Winter Toy Shop from a couple of years back but I'm sure that's not right . . . . . . 
    chuckpLego_Nerd98
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    Only a few weeks until we can start the '2016 Winter Village Set' thread...
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Just send somebody to Billund with a drone.
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    Still rattling on the same as a few days ago . . . . . . . . . . 

    @chuckp someone said it was a re-release of the Winter Toy Shop from a couple of years back but I'm sure that's not right . . . . . . 
    Sounds familiar, maybe? If only there were some dedicated place to find such info. Hmmmmm...
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 806
    Every time I visit this topic I think about the Haunted Mansion. I want that re-released. 
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 260
    MattsWhat said:
    ^Not even close. That would be the @bendybadger giveaway thread about plop sausage and sinterklaas (probably spelt that wrong). Resellers were always going to come up when they re-released for the wv this year. 
    Only two topics? That's not going to get the Oscar :P
    You spelt it right btw.

    SumoLego said:
    The winner should be the 'Red 5, standing by' derailment thread.

    Unintended consequences, some good fun and Huw shut it down.
    I remembet that one. Good fun with a bitter taste... Didn't that one only derailed into 'standing by' posts?

    There has to be a better contestant. I think I'll go check out that bendybadger giveaway thread, haven't read that one yet. After that I'll come back here to see what the current topic in this thread has become. Looking forward to it!
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 800
    Its like when someone sends an email to a massive DL, but they don't BCC it to everyone, and people keep replying to all.

    Let this thread die already, it's over.  If you want to create a new thread in the forums section to further discuss going off the rails, then by all means please do.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^this thread, unlike the gecko in your name, has plenty of life left in it.  You assured this by neatly segwaying it into 'things you dislike in the office' rants.  People who leave the photocopier with no paper for me.
    ;)
    kiki180703SumoLegoDedgecko
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    I find something ironic and fitting to have a topic about derailing topics.  I think if that topic were to avoid derailment, that would be a clear indication that the Emmet Zombie Apocalypse is upon us...


    Lego_Nerd98kiki180703
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^You'd have thought becoming a zombie would have messed up his hair.
    How do you detail a topic about derailment? Posting on topic I guess. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    (Other than his name tag, how could you tell it was Emmet?  That hair is iconic!)
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    lol we're derailing the derailment of the original topic to talk about derailing topics xD
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    This is the Inception of threads...
    pharmjodgoshe7kiki180703Lego_Nerd98
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    Why do I keep clicking on this thread?

    Zombie Emmet would actually be a good idea for a CMF. His orange jumpsuit would have to be torn and the color of his chest that is showing would have to match the face and hands. 

    I guess we would also need zombie Wyldstyle and zombie Vetruvius, although he's already a ghost so I don't know if that's possible.

    And zombie Unikitty. And zombie Batman. And zombie Abraham Lincoln.

    And zombie Ninjago black blue red white and green ninjas. And zombie Sensei Wu. And zombie Ninjago Samurai girl.

     Zombie Monster Fighters fighting zombie monsters.

     Zombie Western. Zombie Castle. Zombie Pirates. 

    Next year we need the zombie advent calendar. Of course zombies will probably be out of style next year and vampires will be in again.

    Why do I keep clicking on this thread?
    SumoLegokiki180703Lego_Nerd98wardmMynatt
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 174

    Zombie Star Wars?  Red Zombie Standing By . . . . . . .

    Happy to get us back on the track that was the off the original track that being the track of derailment!

  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643

    Zombie Star Wars?  Red Zombie Standing By . . . . . . .

    Happy to get us back on the track that was the off the original track that being the track of derailment!

    Wrong thread I think - this one is about the winter village set for 2015. Rereleased toy shop standing by.
    kiki180703
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    edited December 2015
    Zombie Emmet would actually be a good idea for a CMF.
    It will be part of the new 2016 CZMF (Collectible Zombie Minifigures) Series 1, released in time for Halloween. Along with the rerelease of the Haunted House, which TLG has decided to rerelease as an accompaniment because they read this thread and found out that there is sufficient interest in a Zombie Emmet CMF.

    So, by derailing this thread to get to this point I have now fulfilled my evil masterplan to get my Haunted House at RRP and at the same time killing the 10228 reselling market. I guess I really am genius. -- Insert manic laugh here --
    Should change my handle to Dr. Evil...

    ;-P
    kiki180703
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235

    Should change my handle to Dr. Evil...
    End each comment with BWAHAHAHAHAHA
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    I'm surprised they've never zombified Star Wars. (They never did did they?) They zombified some of the Marvel superheroes. 

    If we got a CMF line of Disney characters dressed as Star Wars characters, would that be a way to finally get around the LEGO can't sell individual SW minifigures problem?
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    I'm surprised they've never zombified Star Wars. (They never did did they?) They zombified some of the Marvel superheroes.
    They sold Geonosian zombies in 9491....but that's it as far as I know.
    kiki180703
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