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I am going on a (business)trip/vacation, and this is the Lego(set) I take with me!?!

TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,387
I am dying to know how many of you AFOL's, when packing your bags, stuff some Lego in your luggage to enjoy while you are away from home for whatever extended period you are not in arms reach of your collection at home to play and tinker with, or just to look at?!?

I am about to head off to the south of France for several weeks, and I am pondering if, and what set I shall take with me.
Off course I need to stay within the confines of the weight I can carry with me (15 kg) on the plane (not hand luggage), next to all the other stuff I need cram in my luggage.

I really feel like bringing a new set with me (if possible) like:  #76051  or   #70737  or   #75904   or   #75094  
(without the box off course)
And then I think I am nuts, considering bringing such a 'big' set with me, or even considering carrying Lego with me on a trip at all.
When I do I also need to bring plenty of ziplock baggies with me so I can put it in something when going back.

I am curious about if and what amount of Lego (sets) other Lego fans carry with them traveling the globe.

Amuse and enlighten me with your stories/experiences.....................
Lego_Starsnowhitie

Comments

  • Final_SignFinal_Sign KentuckyMember Posts: 101
    I carry empty Lego cups to fill if I'm going to a destination with a lego store.  Yeah it only saves 50c/cup but it helps me pack knowing I might have them full on the way home.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,387
    Don't know why the set-numbers did not become hyperlinks!?!
    #76051
    #70737
    #75904
    #75094
    Tada!!! That is more like it.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    This reminds me of when I was a little kid, I always got a small Lego set whenever we'd go on vacation.  I'd build it in the hotel and play with it on the table, on the bed, in the pool...to this day several sets from the early 90s and late 80s hold appeal for those special memories.

    To relate to your question...can you buy a set at your destination instead of taking one with? 
    catwranglerTheBigLegoskigmonkey76
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 837
    Personally - save the Lego at home for something to make the return to reality easier to bear - and enjoy your time in France outside!  Keep the space in your bag free to bring back some nice cheese instead :) 
    Furrysaurus
  • iliketoastiliketoast AustraliaMember Posts: 273
    I can only manage one keychain on my keys, and a second on my backpack..
  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 79
    I think I'm taking #31052 with me on holiday, but we are going by car, so there will be plenty of space for a set (or 2). I thought 3 different builds equals 3 nights of building pleasure (and next day playability for the youngling ;-))...
    snowhitieTheBigLegoski
  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    Don't know why the set-numbers did not become hyperlinks!?!

    If you are the thread starter the hyperlinks do not seem to work.  It works ok for all subsequent posts just not the first one
    TheBigLegoski
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    I was just thinking of this last night. We're off on our holibobs this Friday, and I was just packing the board games for the evenings when I wondered "Should I take a Lego set?" I soon realised that:
    1. There's no room.
    2. I'd be worried about missing pieces/instructions, or squashing the box.
    3. I wouldn't have time.
    4. It's a bit selfish when I have packed family board games to play...

    So I think I'll leave the Lego at home. It'll be nice to return to!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,238
    I can kind of understand taking a small set for holiday downtime or in case of bad weather, similar to taking a book. Personally I don't think I'd ever bother doing it though, for me a holiday is a break from all that normal stuff.

    that said I do often take a few minifigs for photo ops.
    GothamConstructionCo
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited July 2016
    When we go to the seaside, I take my box of mixels or a couple of 3in1 creator sets. That way I've got different things to build and lots of bits to experiment with. I also usually take a big new set for me and one for my son. I spend a lot of the holiday indoors so I really need to have some Lego to entertain myself. I usually leave the box at home and bring zip lock bags.

    When flying it's usually 2 small 3in1 sets.

    Enjoy your holiday @TheBigLegoski (and everyone else)

    Ps funny we seem to have same timing, I've just built the tydirium, my husband is currently doing the airport I've and my son is making the titan mech ;)
    catwranglerTheBigLegoskibendybadger
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,490
    It's a shame X-Pods are not still available. They were designed to be taken on holiday.
    SprinkleOttercatwrangler
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857

    I was just on vacation and I took #31043. Like was said previously, it's a 3-in-1 set and is small. I took it because it the helicopter comes off the truck-bed and has immediate playability (and swooshability). That alone was enough for me to buy it, but it was also the fact that when it sat on the nightstand at night, it looked good and wasn't overly obtrusive. Plus, the build time is less than an hour and was easy to take apart.

  • 1x11x1 Member Posts: 127

    I'm not taking any with me but I'm going to look for some on the beach!  Off to Cornwall in a couple of weeks.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28367198

  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 92
    I don't usually pack anything other than a few minifigs, but sometimes I pack an XPod since I have several of those. Once I packed a small 3 in 1 creator set. More frequently I've bought a new set and built it, like the mystery machine I did once.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    I used to pack Star Wars Brickmaster - just the parts with the instructions on my tablet.  It was very compact and I could build different models every night.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Never have I done that or even thought of packing anything Lego.  Kids have bought lego on vacation to build, but I've never clicked a brick on business trips or pleasure trips.
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 318
    I am on a week's vacation at our boat.  I brought #75871 because I thought it would be safe to take it home assembled.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    edited July 2016
    Actually, I've just remembered that I have been bought Lego whilst on holiday (that green robot creator set - I can't remember the number), so that's an option I'd be happy with (as it wouldn't be my decision).

    Edit: it's http://brickset.com/sets/31007-1/Power-Mech
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    edited July 2016
    Going off-topic for a second, Is there a list of minifig scale creator sets anywhere? Ones that don't include minifigs.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    Ok, scratch that, I'm not taking anything with me, I just ordered some sets on the great deals on Amazon.co.uk to be delivered to our holiday address.

    Compared to Belgian RRP some stuff was almost 50% off. I'd already spend my budget this month, but that was too good to be true so it's going out of next month's ;) . Now just make sure there is room in the car to take everything back!
    bendybadgerTheBigLegoskicatwrangler
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