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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 311
    @SprinkleOtter  Happy Birthday!  Just think, after this year, you will always have someone to join you in celebration.  You for your birthday, and @Legoboy for the day he achieved a dream he and his Mom shared.  What could be better!
    SprinkleOtterstluxtallblocktoobandit778catwranglerTheMaker37Legoboy
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 121
    Waiting in line for the TRU build
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,252
    Many happy returns to @SprinkleOtter

    My status - undecided.  Local charity shop has 8214 in the window at £75.  Given that to date the most I have spent on a second hand set is £2.50 this is quite a big leap.  It has been opened in the past so I don't know whether stickers have been applied or indeed if it is all there.

    Plus we are on holiday this week so I'd prefer to have a bit of cash to take away.  Don't suppose it will still be there when we get back, but if it is I might see if they will let me take a look inside and then haggle!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,804
    Congrats @SprinkleOtter! Mostly on your birthday but also on achieving a positive like/comment ratio, it's not just the quantity but also the quality!
    SprinkleOtter
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,194
    Many happy returns to @SprinkleOtter

    My status - undecided.  Local charity shop has 8214 in the window at £75.  Given that to date the most I have spent on a second hand set is £2.50 this is quite a big leap.  It has been opened in the past so I don't know whether stickers have been applied or indeed if it is all there.

    Plus we are on holiday this week so I'd prefer to have a bit of cash to take away.  Don't suppose it will still be there when we get back, but if it is I might see if they will let me take a look inside and then haggle!
    If its anything like sets in our local charity shops, its probably already gone! Rarely see anything LEGO like in them, so I tend to snap it up quickly. Missed out on #6253 recently for £15 because I hesitated!

  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    Happy Birthday @SprinkleOtter . I hope you have some great sets to build on this special day;)
    SprinkleOtterstlux
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Suddenly realising it is less than two months until Hallowe'en, and if I'm going to build a haunted house (with small Hs; I wish I'd bought that thing before it retired...) for my series 14 CMFs to put on display, I'd better start planning it soon... and finish sorting my collection. /story of my life
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,330
    Some people have this Birthdays overshadowed by holidays, like Christmas or Easter. @SprinkleOtter has the once in a lifetime experience of having his overshadowed  by some bloke walking miles in the poring rain. Good luck, @Legoboy

    Also, on a side note, I just found out I have more likes than posts...
    Happy Birthday!!

     Nobody cares about some dumbass walking 100km in the rain ;) Well, maybe I few of us, but shhhhhhhh; his head is big enough already ;)
    bandit778stluxSprinkleOtterGothamConstructionCostevecook132Legoboy
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Pitfall69 said:

     Nobody cares about some dumbass walking 100km in the rain ;) Well, maybe I few of us, but shhhhhhhh; his head is big enough already ;)
    as long as someone is playing the song by Flanagan and Allen "Run Rabbit Run". as background sound to his 100km run. if he was dressed up in a rabbit costume. well you get the idea. :)
    stluxLegoboy
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 881

    Also, on a side note, I just found out I have more likes than posts...
    Your post prompted me to check my ratio, which is more than 3 to 1 for Likes to Posts ratio!

    Though given I've only got around 250 posts so nothing to shout about :) 
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,431
    ^ From what I recall, you post a lot of images @Recce - they tend to get more likes. Unless they're by me, in which case it's images everyone has seen loads already. Don't disparage yourself based on your post count, there's people on here with a huge number of posts, but don't really add value with a lot of them... ;-)
    SprinkleOttersnowhitiescrumperstlux
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 881
    MaffyD said:
    ^ From what I recall, you post a lot of images @Recce - they tend to get more likes. Unless they're by me, in which case it's images everyone has seen loads already. Don't disparage yourself based on your post count, there's people on here with a huge number of posts, but don't really add value with a lot of them... ;-)
    Thanks! Didn't really go deep into the posts and likes counts analysis, just trying to share what I have and did with my collection. :-)
    scrumperMaffyD
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,194
    Picked up the little City Race boat #60114 in Sainsburys yesterday and let my daughter build it this evening.

    Also been told we're off to Cardiff this weekend for the Roald Dahl 100yrs events....a trip to the LEGO shop has been approved!
    stluxLegogramJenni
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,431
    Recce said:
    MaffyD said:
    ^ From what I recall, you post a lot of images @Recce - they tend to get more likes. Unless they're by me, in which case it's images everyone has seen loads already. Don't disparage yourself based on your post count, there's people on here with a huge number of posts, but don't really add value with a lot of them... ;-)
    Thanks! Didn't really go deep into the posts and likes counts analysis, just trying to share what I have and did with my collection. :-)
    And I for one am really glad you do! Some great examples and inspiration in your imagery! Just wanted you to not worry about post count, really (not that I think you do, etc etc).
    Recce
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    No Lego for a while for me. I just cracked my phone screen. So the Lego budget has took a massive cut 
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    No Lego for a while for me. I just cracked my phone screen. So the Lego budget has took a massive cut 
    Insurance?

    You might not have phone insurance, but unless your policy excludes it, it's no different to sitting on a laptop and may be covered by household insurance. Of course, the increase in premiums may not be worth it...

    Some people claim for anything they think they can; others don't claim even when they should.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,431
    ^ my eldest daughter cracked her phone screen soon after getting it (secondhand, as we can't afford to give her a brand new iPhone - she might break it :-) and although it's covered by our gadget warranty, we weren't going to get it fixed straight away. It sets a dangerous precedent for future phone care. She's just now coming up to getting a new phone, and I'm pretty sure she'll take better care of it. Got to be cruel to be kind...

    Her sister did a similar thing a few weeks later. Again, I'm not getting anyone a brand new phone if they can't keep them safe. She'll get a new one when she appreciates what happens when they don't look after the old one.

    @William_Townsley - I'm sure your situation is completely different though!

    Anyway, current Lego status is that I might be able to sit at a table for prolonged periods again! Will give it a try tomorrow!
    LEGO_Dad77davetheoxygenmanTheOriginalSimonBcatwrangler
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    There's no point in claiming off the house insurance. £100 excess. It's only £126 to fix. I would rather keep a claim for something else 
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    My phone is 13 days old. Never ever broke any device before
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,719
    My phone is 13 days old. Never ever broke any device before
    It might be worth it to give a call to the maker of the phone. Some companies are willing to give out replacement stuff just to keep happy (returning) buyers.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    Nah Apple wouldn't give anything out for free. Anyway I'm calling them tomorrow to get it sent in for repair. 
    SumoLego
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,825
    My pizzeria MOC kept falling off the place where I put it, so I added it to my road display.

    It's a combination of #10036 Pizza To Go and #41092 Stephanie's Pizzeria. I got 41092 with this in mind, from the clearance that ended my dark ages. It helped me consider Friends, and the 3x3 plate was an idea whose time had come.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,589
    Just realized I ran out of 48x48 gray baseplates.
    SprinkleOtterbrumey
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    My phone is 13 days old.
    Credit card? A few cards still give 30/90 days accidental damage cover. Does yours? Most people who are covered don't know!
    SumoLegoMooreFX
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,589
    ^ Agreed!  I would definitely check for accident coverage.  I'm surprises the carrier won't simply exchange the phone.
    SprinkleOtter
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    I agree with checking with your local carrier.  Also buy a good case for your phone.  I have an otter box defender although they aren't waterproof they work wonderfully in protecting your phone from drops.
    davetheoxygenmanSumoLego
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,719
    I agree with checking with your local carrier.  Also buy a good case for your phone.  I have an otter box defender although they aren't waterproof they work wonderfully in protecting your phone from drops.
    Otter box.... If I ever get a real smartphone, I might have to get one and inscribe "sprinkle" on it...
    davetheoxygenmanBricklover18LegogramricecakeHugeYellowBrick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,589
    edited September 2016
    I agree with checking with your local carrier.  Also buy a good case for your phone.  I have an otter box defender although they aren't waterproof they work wonderfully in protecting your phone from drops.
    Highly recommend the Otterbox.  I've had Blackberrys and Samsung Notes that I've never had to replace a screen, or have damaged despite numerous drops.  

    The plastic screen on the Defender is terrible - I usually remove it and get a piece of gorilla glass.  No air bubbles, either.
    Lego_Stardavetheoxygenman
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,825
    I have a screen protector for my new phone but am still shopping for a case. This phone was to replace one with a busted screen. Besides budget, it prevents using a phone in store for shopping around.
  • matolimatoli italyMember Posts: 6
    edited September 2016
    Today my status is: "Waiting for the modular bank, creating some space on shelf"
    BumblepantscatwranglerTheMaker37
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,804
    @William_Townsley that's crappy - I dropped my phone after 13 days as well,gorilla glas and it only slid of the sofa onto a parquet floor.

    Tried my credit card insurance/house insurance/company I bought it from, nothing worked so bought a new phone with a flip case. (it was motog 3dgen and only 30 euros more to get a new one than to get it repaired). It's been going strong now but I remember being really really annoyed for such a silly cost. hope yourbudget leaves room for Lego soon!
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    SumoLego said:
    I agree with checking with your local carrier.  Also buy a good case for your phone.  I have an otter box defender although they aren't waterproof they work wonderfully in protecting your phone from drops.
    Highly recommend the Otterbox.  I've had Blackberrys and Samsung Notes that I've never had to replace a screen, or have damaged despite numerous drops.  

    The plastic screen on the Defender is terrible - I usually remove it and get a piece of gorilla glass.  No air bubbles, either.
    Funny thing is when I went to America, I noticed that these otterbox type indestructible cases were all the rage over there. Everyone seemed to have one and when we sat in T-Mobile getting a tourist SIM, at least two people got them with their new phones - no questions asked. In the UK, I've only ever seen one or two.

    FWIW, I've had 3 second-hand smartphones. My Galaxy Nexus had a simple fake leather wallet-type case. My Blackberry Q5 had the official BB flip case. My current Nexus 4 either has a simple 'bumper' type case or none at all (depending how I'm feeling). None of them has ever suffered any damage from everyday use or the odd drop. My N4 even sits in my pocket all day long with no screen protector - it's second hand and 4 years old and the screen is pristine.

    I think the phone case/screen protector industry is probably just a big scam, preying off people's fears of  their own clumsiness. :-P
    SumoLego
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    ^^Another thumbs-up for Otterbox cases... I've got one on my SGS6 and, although I'm very careful with it, accidents do happen and I'd rather not have to deal with a broken phone...
    BuriedinBricksdavetheoxygenman
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    This could be fun:)

    SprinkleOtterMooreFXstluxbandit778bookmum
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,719
    edited September 2016
    This could be fun:)

    Ra is on the way- he'll just be a little late for his own party.
    TheMaker37
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,719
    This could be fun:)

    Ra is on the way- he'll just be a little late for his own party.
    Edit:
    Dang it! The package with Ra fell behind my desk on Saturday!
    TheMaker37bandit778
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    ^^^Yes!! I have a sarcophagus waiting for him.
    SprinkleOtter
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    KingAlanI said:
    My pizzeria MOC kept falling off the place where I put it, so I added it to my road display.

    It's a combination of #10036 Pizza To Go and #41092 Stephanie's Pizzeria. I got 41092 with this in mind, from the clearance that ended my dark ages. It helped me consider Friends, and the 3x3 plate was an idea whose time had come.
    I am currently 'restoring' (cleaning, whitening) #10036 from my forgotten sets...I love that set, the pizzas, the chef, everything. 
    KingAlanI
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Love the pic by The Maker37. My hubby thinks it's funny when I separate bricks into plastic tubs. He put a pic of me on Facebook with the tag 'CSI Lego'.  
    stluxTheMaker37catwranglerSumoLegoLEGO_Dad77
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,194


    This arrived at work this morning. Got an extra freebie polybag as well which was nice
    stluxTheMaker37catwranglerMooreFXLEGO_Dad77Yodalicious
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    @TheMaker37 Ahhhh... reminds me of that blog where things fit other things neatly! 
    TheMaker37LEGO_Dad77
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,719
    edited September 2016
    This goes perfectly with this shelf. What do you think?

    Looks good!

    Pitfall69TheMaker37
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 871

    Looked through collection to figure what to sell and couldn't let go of much. To many 'that will look good for a display' sets.

    also nervous to see what picture of us and sets the photographer picks for the article. Will find out tomorrow!

    LEGO_Dad77
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,243
    you think we can get those free spidey polybags for ordering in france? I don't have a spidey yet.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,130
    @Fauch That's now myself in Luxembourg and @Speedman29 in the UK (I think) receiving that extra Spiderman poly so seems there might at least be a chance of you receiving it as well.
    Speedman29
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