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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    Pitfall69 said:
    There are versions that are remote controlled, but Baker added the personality and made R2 less robotic and more human. He also played the Ewok Paploo. If you remember, he was the one who stole one of the speeder bikes on Endor. 
    Yeah, RC R2 kept giving the directors grief with malfunctions.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,355
    ^ Marvin's head?
    SprinkleOtter
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,377
    ^Zaphod's surely?
    SumoLegokiki180703SprinkleOtter
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    looking forward to fridays clearance haul!
    -30% on all lego.  i ll be the first in the row infront of the shop in the morning!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,055

    Kinda random but just came from a Destiny match in which Mark Stafford was on the opposition. Game crashed and didn't get to add him as a friend though.

    BrickDancer
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Pottered around the attic with an ice cream tub, gathering bits for the MOC I'm doing for the August building contest...
    TheOriginalSimonB
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,377
    ^Ha, been working on mine too tonight.
    catwrangler
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,659
    Happy about my most recent box opening:

    Neat glue separation, no rips or bent cardboard. Can't think of any way this could be better. All with one small knife.
    What's everyone else's box opening method (if any)?
    Legopantscatwrangler
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    MaffyD said:
    Happy about my most recent box opening:

    Neat glue separation, no rips or bent cardboard. Can't think of any way this could be better. All with one small knife.
    What's everyone else's box opening method (if any)?
    I try my hardest to preserve the boxes. I think the speed building games commonly held at brick conventions are evil- they don't let you open the boxes beforehand.
    MaffyD
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 750
    Harry Potter world, spread across the two Universal parks in Orlando.  So wishing I hadn't been in the dark world when HP was out.  Even more upset that my oldest might actually have gotten into Lego if I'd bought some of those HP sets.

    On another note, who has got any of the large HP sets to trade?  New theme coming up...
    LEGO_Dad77
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    I feel like I spend way more time sorting than I do building anymore.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 904
    MaffyD said:
    Happy about my most recent box opening:

    Neat glue separation, no rips or bent cardboard. Can't think of any way this could be better. All with one small knife.
    What's everyone else's box opening method (if any)?
    Here are my box openings, courtesy of Amazon. Yours looked much neater!

    Disclaimer: This is not a post to bash Amazon, rather these happen to be my worse encounters throughout the years with hundreds of Amazon orders.


    bendybadgerMaffyDcatwranglergmonkey76
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 928
    I feel like I spend way more time sorting than I do building anymore.
    This is my feeling as well. Sorting takes forever! I go through phases of sorting and then I get bored....!
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,659
    Recce said:
    MaffyD said:
    Happy about my most recent box opening:

    Neat glue separation, no rips or bent cardboard. Can't think of any way this could be better. All with one small knife.
    What's everyone else's box opening method (if any)?
    Here are my box openings, courtesy of Amazon. Yours looked much neater!

    Disclaimer: This is not a post to bash Amazon, rather these happen to be my worse encounters throughout the years with hundreds of Amazon orders.


    Ouch! That's like my moving house experience. I find my sets from Amazon are always well-packaged and treated respectfully. Prime membership might be the key there maybe (At least in the UK)?
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,929
    MaffyD said:
    Happy about my most recent box opening.
    Neat glue separation, no rips or bent cardboard. Can't think of any way this could be better. All with one small knife.
    What's everyone else's box opening method (if any)?
    I slit tape seals with a pocketknife; I'll push down on the tab of smaller boxes. I just recycle boxes - I flatten them with a finger along the glue seam and use a box cutter to break the bigger ones into halves or quarters. Clean and simple all around.
    flord said:
    I can confirm that sunlight and hydrogen peroxide restore colour to 30 year-old lego. Tooth marks though? Not so much.
    What's your process?


  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 704
    edited August 2016
    @KingAlanI I soaked it in hot soapy water for a while. Some of it was really dirty. I then scrubbed it as best I could. I put it in my disposable pan and added peroxide until it was just about covered. I let it sit in the sun for 4 hours or so, stirring it every hour. 

    I'm curious to see if the faded yellow comes back.
    KingAlanILEGO_Dad77
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,929
    flord said:
    @KingAlanI I soaked it in hot soapy water for a while. Some of it was really dirty. I then scrubbed it as best I could. I put it in my disposable pan and added peroxide until it was just about covered. I let it sit in the sun for 4 hours or so, stirring it every hour. 

    I'm curious to see if the faded yellow comes back.
    Sounds like a usual cleaning process before the H2O2, good to know
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    just finished stage/bag's 10 of GBHQ.
    i could build it faster but i trying to take my time with it.
    also trying to work out how to display it.
    i have some ideas. but other stuff may have to be moved.
    in other news i placed a order for "Technic #42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 Truck"
    so part from some Technic set's i got back in 2008 or so. i have not had a lot of experience with Technic. should i buy some small and midsize set's before trying the #42043 or jump in head first at the deep end?
    catwrangler
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited August 2016
    my 1€  lot has chinese rubbish in it!  :(

    @chrisalddin

    nah. jump in and get bucket wheel excavator next (can we say BWE ? )
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    brumey said:
    my 1€  lot has chinese rubbish in it!  :(

    @chrisalddin

    nah. jump in and get bucket wheel excavator next (can we say BWE ? )
    i waiting for a better deal on the BWE.
    £30 off is good.  but i know that there will be better offers later on. 
    i hoping for £120 or better for the BWE.

    i had a look at the Instructions for #42043 online and it looks like a long hard build.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 750
    Bought Brick Depot's "The Lego Neighborhood" book from Barnes and Noble today.  Fun little book to dip into and looking forwad to building the modulars this autumn.

    https://www.brickcitydepot.com/books
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    chrisalddin said:

    i had a look at the Instructions for #42043 online and it looks like a long hard build.
    Probably the most important thing with Technic is that you must get it right. You often can't adjust things later as you can with conventional pieces. One piece will often lock another into place, and a third lock the second. You can only remove the first by dismantling the whole thing - and everything else built on top of it.

    It's also possible to make something that can never be dismantled. The instructions never tell you to do that, but it's possible to do so by mistake.
    catwrangler
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    Really?  You can build a Technic contraption that you possibly couldn't take apart?  Yikes!
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    TigerMoth said:
    chrisalddin said:

    i had a look at the Instructions for #42043 online and it looks like a long hard build.
    Probably the most important thing with Technic is that you must get it right. You often can't adjust things later as you can with conventional pieces. One piece will often lock another into place, and a third lock the second. You can only remove the first by dismantling the whole thing - and everything else built on top of it.

    It's also possible to make something that can never be dismantled. The instructions never tell you to do that, but it's possible to do so by mistake.
    in english.
    take it slow and check your progress at every step.
    right got it.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    chrisalddin said:

    in english.
    take it slow and check your progress at every step.
    right got it.
    As the actress said to the bishop, get it in the right hole.
    BrikingSumoLegocatwranglerLEGO_Dad77
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 804
    just finished stage/bag's 10 of GBHQ.
    i could build it faster but i trying to take my time with it.
    also trying to work out how to display it.
    i have some ideas. but other stuff may have to be moved.
    in other news i placed a order for "Technic #42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 Truck"
    so part from some Technic set's i got back in 2008 or so. i have not had a lot of experience with Technic. should i buy some small and midsize set's before trying the #42043 or jump in head first at the deep end?
    Man, how do you afford all that?
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 904
    MaffyD said:
    Ouch! That's like my moving house experience. I find my sets from Amazon are always well-packaged and treated respectfully. Prime membership might be the key there maybe (At least in the UK)?

    Their service is good, I get free replacements for 2 of the 3 sets. 
    MaffyDkiki180703
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Going to our nearest LEGO Store for the first time tomorrow!

    I'm not actually sure there's anything I want at the moment, but I'll definitely be picking up the VIP Creator Tiger for my daughter.

    Watch this space to see if I manage to come out of the store without anything for myself...


    tallblocktoosnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    Jern92 said:
    just finished stage/bag's 10 of GBHQ.
    i could build it faster but i trying to take my time with it.
    also trying to work out how to display it.
    i have some ideas. but other stuff may have to be moved.
    in other news i placed a order for "Technic #42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 Truck"
    so part from some Technic set's i got back in 2008 or so. i have not had a lot of experience with Technic. should i buy some small and midsize set's before trying the #42043 or jump in head first at the deep end?
    Man, how do you afford all that?
    some of it?
    win a cash prize. :)
    then there is this other thing called saving up.
    the last action i take is to plan.
    forward planning is a big help.
    and the £60 off RRP i saved on #42043 helps to.
    so dose the Lego store VIP program.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,344
    I think everyone wonders when you are actually saving up
    Jern92
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    Fauch said:
    I think everyone wonders when you are actually saving up
    *blink* you don't think i am going to post my finances down to the last penny on here do you?
    true i am bad at saving up cash. but i can and do save up from time to time.
    GBHQ has been on my planned to buy this month for the last 5 months.
    could i have got it sooner if i got no other lego set's with in that 5 months? well yes. i could have.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,539
    Sorting parts and watching the hockey.
    Come on Team GB! #GoingForGold
    snowhitie
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited August 2016
    ^ Gold!!!

    Bet you didn't get much sorting done :)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,539
    Nope :-) 
    Just so chuffed for the ladies, they fought so hard to stay in with a chance, the Dutch were so impressive in attack but Hinch was incredible. What a great result. 
    MaffyDcatwrangler
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    GOLD!!!!!!

    all of Teem GB are doing so well.

    all us UK members need to keep on cheering on teem GB.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,659
    Going to our nearest LEGO Store for the first time tomorrow!

    I'm not actually sure there's anything I want at the moment, but I'll definitely be picking up the VIP Creator Tiger for my daughter.

    Watch this space to see if I manage to come out of the store without anything for myself...


    That's pretty impressive - going to a Lego shop planning to buy nothing but pick up a freebie. Not giving you good odds on that one, especially if it's your first visit to the Lego Store. It's worse than an Apple Store for infectious expenditure!
    SprinkleOttersnowhitie
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    "You actually have more money than daddy does. I can't even rub 2 nickels together." She responds "If you find 2 nickels; can I have them?"

    That is gold right there! buwahahaha!!
    Lego_Star
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    Pitfall69 said:
    Fauch said:
    I think everyone wonders when you are actually saving up
    *blink* you don't think i am going to post my finances down to the last penny on here do you?
    true i am bad at saving up cash. but i can and do save up from time to time.
    GBHQ has been on my planned to buy this month for the last 5 months.
    could i have got it sooner if i got no other lego set's with in that 5 months? well yes. i could have.

     "You actually have more money than daddy does. I can't even rub 2 nickels together." She responds "If you find 2 nickels; can I have them?"

    *facepalm
    that is a classic.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Just to close the loop from my post about instruction storage a week ago.

    Here's the final product: large and medium instructions with accompany small instructions (e.g. trains) in the large boxes, small and extra-small (e.g. polybags) in small boxes.

    @snowhitie post enticed me to add the tabs with the set numbers.




    snowhitietallblocktoocatwranglerjosekalel
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,903
    edited August 2016
    ^looks good!

    I've been doing some organizing myself. Regrettably it is just emptying my study/library  to make room for my husband's office when he starts his own business in a couple of months. seeing all this space kind of just wants me to take it up and make it into a Lego room. Does he really need  an office?
    SalamalexTheOriginalSimonBSumoLegokiki180703SprinkleOtterJooTogbendybadgerbrumeycatwrangler
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    to buy Crawler Crane #42042 or not to buy.
    i just can not make up my mind.
  • DroneDrone U.KMember Posts: 195
    Relaxing in the sun in Portugal reading Bricks and Bricks Culture!!
    bandit778
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,355
    snowhitie said:
    Does he really need  an office?
    He can work from a laptop at the kitchen table.  Just get him a comfy rolling chair.
    SprinkleOtterbrumeysnowhitie
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    to buy Crawler Crane #42042 or not to buy.
    i just can not make up my mind.
    As with trains, you can never have enough cranes.

    You'd probably find it a better introduction to Technic than the Arocs because the mechanisms aren't so complicated or deeply embedded.
    chrisalddincatwranglerkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,867
    TigerMoth said:
    to buy Crawler Crane #42042 or not to buy.
    i just can not make up my mind.
    As with trains, you can never have enough cranes.

    You'd probably find it a better introduction to Technic than the Arocs because the mechanisms aren't so complicated or deeply embedded.
    thanks for the advise, i have decided to get it.
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