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I suspect the Chicken Suit guy isn't a sufficient freebie to justify the GB headquarters on its own. I'd go with the double points, given the high price. Even if you have £50 of points to use, that'll still be £225 for the set, which will give you 450 points, worth £22.50. That's pretty decent.
I'm a bit more worried about not-so-recent expensive sets that are in my backlog, like the SOH.
Oh, and would this be a good place to post this photo?
I definitely want to pick it up eventually, but I hate that price. But I also want the Brick Bank, and the Batcave, both higher prices that I don't like also...so definitely will take some thinking.
Good luck to you!
I thought it made for an impressive photo though.
1st my ears are on fire. some one has to have Summon me here with use of my name. :p
Any how Joking aside.
i count 14 sets. so that is 64876 Lego pieces. btw more lego pieces then i own right now. brickset tell's me i own 48791 pieces.
Q. Would i like to make a Sized up build of the fire house with that?
A. OH HELL YES!.
Q. could i afford it?
A. No not even in my dreams.
and for anyone who not done the maths on this.
all that would cost you "£3849.86"
i would have to go with out lego or buying any stuff for myself in any form for about 2 years or longer. to buy all that.
from what you lot know of me on here, i think you can all agree that, that would never come to pass.
Any reseller worth a darn will be busy investing in stuff that might retire soon, not something that came out three months ago. There are valid reasons to be irked by resellers but if this is a reseller haul, all he deserves is a chuckle of pity and a slight shake of the head in bewilderment.
They're not all mine (only one was), and every one of them went to different people. 14 sets (I think), for 14 different people.
Can we please now stop slyly having a go at me, and just admire the Lego goodness in the photo? Is that too much to ask? It is, after all, what I posted the photo for - because that many of that set in one place is quite something to behold.
I'm not too worried as I intend to build it, but a box made just the same size as the set would have been better.
Just general musings to myself. If I see 14 stacked up on each other it's hard to imagine it going to 14 different people, but it's great that it is! :)
If it was a EOL set that had just disappeared I could understand the animosity, but a set that has not been out that long and is readily available for anyone with the funds to buy it seems a bit odd.
Personally I couldn't give a monkey's either way, if I had the available funds for 14 GBHQ I still wouldn't be buying 14 of them, and @Paperballpark , yes all that Lego in one place does look nice, and I hope all 14 people enjoy building them.
I must admit to not being one of those people that have to have things on the day of release, as I have to spread the load a bit between my hobby and other aspects of life, and truth be told, I don't really understand those that do. I am just happy to be able to enjoy my hobby as and when I can.
The Firehouse isn't an Ideas set but some people think of it a bit like that. Is it going to be available for just a few months or a couple of years? No, that's not a question that's looking for an answer, it's just that nobody really knows, and the uncertainty gives rise to panic when the "wrong" thing happens - like the shelves being bare.
Neither am I, and I've never missed anything through not acting promptly. However, there almost seems to be a cottage industry around double-guessing when sets are going to be retired - this set is in a new design of box and is therefore going to be around longer than that set which is newer but only has an old box.
I've been monitoring it on Amazon since it came out. I think the largest discount I've noticed so far has been $0.04. That's right; four cents.