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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,132
    edited September 2016
    stlux said:
    Lego status: proving again I have no willpower. Didn't want to order anything this week anymore - waiting for Force Friday. Then saw that #70593 The Green NRG Dragon was 52% off on Amazon UK. So got myself a dragon. Actually 2 - also ordered #70734 Master Wu Dragon. Because dragons should not be lonely? But what do I know about dragons - until very recently I didn't even know I wanted Ninjago dragons. Or Ninjago...
    So I proved today I don't have willpower + I like Lego dragons?
    It was #70748 Titanium Dragon and #70734 Master Wu Dragon that got me into Ninjago, along with #70751 Temple of Airjitzu.
    #70593 The Green NRG Dragon is definitely one of my favourites now.
    That might be an interesting question to pose: "How many dragons of all themes do you have?"... I'm off to the "Collecting" area...
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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,279
    stlux said:
    Lego status: proving again I have no willpower. Didn't want to order anything this week anymore - waiting for Force Friday. Then saw that #70593 The Green NRG Dragon was 52% off on Amazon UK. So got myself a dragon. Actually 2 - also ordered #70734 Master Wu Dragon. Because dragons should not be lonely? But what do I know about dragons - until very recently I didn't even know I wanted Ninjago dragons. Or Ninjago...
    So I proved today I don't have willpower + I like Lego dragons?
    It was #70748 Titanium Dragon and #70734 Master Wu Dragon that got me into Ninjago, along with #70751 Temple of Airjitzu.
    #70593 The Green NRG Dragon is definitely one of my favourites now.
    That might be an interesting question to pose: "How many dragons of all themes do you have?"... I'm off to the "Collecting" area...

    Argh, #70748 is also only £23 on Amazon. Summon willpower. Summon willpower. Will simply switch off my mobile and internet connection at home before I order all Lego dragons current and past tonight...
    JudgeChuckTheOriginalSimonBLegogramcatwranglerkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,868
    my status is trying very hard not to look at Amazon,
    trying not to see all the offers that i can not buy as i am out of funds.

    and some how i need to save money for one of my other loves. "pokemon."
    with Sun and Moon set to come out in November.
    there is never enough money.
    josekalelcatwranglerkiki180703
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 914
    I don't have will power, but managed to not buy most of the 2016 sets. How is it possible? 

    Well, when you literally have no money you can't buy anything, so having no money is good.... I think. 
    chrisalddinLegogramkiki180703
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 480
    Just reached 100 likes! And anxiously awaiting the Rogue One sets to be released! Lots of causes to use exclamation marks!!!
    LEGO_Dad77kiki180703
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Just wandered in toys r us for a mooch and I got this. Can't think of anything witty to say about him....
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77LostInTranslationMooreFXkiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    saved all my funds in the past 2 months just to have enough money if amazon has these crazy deals again.....


    ITS HAPPENED
    catwranglerjosekalelkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,868
    brumey said:
    saved all my funds in the past 2 months just to have enough money if amazon has these crazy deals again.....


    ITS HAPPENED
    lol what you get?
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,506
    I also could not resist the Green NRG Dragon at this price. 
    Now I definitely need a break from buying so that I can Build....... :)
    stluxkiki180703
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    So I show my Geoffrey model to hubby "look at my toys r us exclusive Geoffrey the toys r us mascot set I got" 
    "that's cool, where'd you get it? "
    " er...toys r us "
    Duh! 
    SprinkleOtterLegogramstluxsnowhitieLEGO_Dad77LostInTranslationMooreFXkiki180703
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    bookmum said:
    Just wandered in toys r us for a mooch and I got this. Can't think of anything witty to say about him....
    Hideous? XD Haha! Looks like a Five Nights At Freddy's version, my 7-yr old would love it! :D
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    My 8 yr old was "don't make it please mummy it's freaky". (I made it and it has pride of place on the sideboard). 
    stluxMooreFXtallblocktooLEGO_Dad77catwranglerkiki180703
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,389
    Today - happy because my Mini Cooper has arrived.  Also got to go to a meeting near a big ASDA so get to look for bargains!
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited September 2016
    @chrisalddin
    #70605 x3
    #70313
    #70338 x2
    #70600
    #70604 x2
    #70594
    #70321
    #70315
    #70314

    http://brickset.com/sets/ownedby-brumey          

    really craving for a good deal on samurai x cave chaos #70596


    chrisalddincatwranglerkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,868
    brumey said:
    @chrisalddin
    #70605 x3
    #70313
    #70338 x2
    #70600
    #70604 x2
    #70594
    #70321
    #70315
    #70314

    http://brickset.com/sets/ownedby-brumey          

    really craving for a good deal on samurai x cave chaos #70596


    nice.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,279
    Status phase 1:
    Looking at all the nice promo sets coming up for the remaining of the year:
    #40220 London Bus
    #40222 Holiday Countdown Calendar
    #40223 Snowglobe
    #30474 Reindeer (possibly)
    Double VIP points in October

    Status phase 2:
    Planning on how to spread out my purchases.

    Status Phase 3:
    Coming up with the excuses to tell my wife why DHL is again delivering a big box...
    Bumblepantsmadejp86William_TownsleysnowhitieLegogramcatwranglerkiki180703
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited September 2016
    3's easy. Just buying her Christmas presents now. Win some brownie points too for being thoughtful and planning ahead, but don't forget to then get some suitably sized gifts before Dec 25th!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,279
    That would involve a) my wife not noticing the Lego logo on those boxes b) her being puzzled why DHL would deliver anything but Lego, as I hate them with a passion and actively try to avoid ordering anything that would be delivered by them c) either hide those boxes, or take the sets out of the boxes and hide those. As I'm running out of space (hence why we are constructing a house) that's a challenge.
    Easier to just fess up. She knows I'm am addict...
    "My hand slipped and I totally by accident got on the [email protected] site, clicked through all these menus and entered my credit card data; and now it's absolutely impossible to still cancel this order!"
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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,279
    With the state of their website that last bit of the excuse might actually be believable.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,419
    ^ Get me some 2x2 tiles!
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  • SamJSamJ West Yorkshire, UK Member Posts: 118
    edited September 2016
    Found out kittens and lego don't mix the hard way! Poor Temple of Airjitsu didn't even make it through the night. So I'm currently finding some new shelves to keep it out of reach, and if that doesn't work I have a 12 week old kitten looking for a new home ;D
    LEGO_Dad77GothamConstructionCokiki180703
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    SamJ said:
    Found out kittens and lego don't mix the hard way! Poor Temple of Airjitsu didn't even make it through the night. So I'm currently finding some new shelves to keep it out of reach, and if that doesn't work I have a 12 week old kitten looking for a new home ;D
    Kittens can climb shelves.
    bookmumkiki180703
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Get me some 2x2 tiles!
    I'll send you whatever I don't keep for myself. The envelope will be very small. 
    SprinkleOtterSumoLegobandit778stluxGothamConstructionCosnowhitieVorpalRyukiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    TigerMoth said:
    SamJ said:
    Found out kittens and lego don't mix the hard way! Poor Temple of Airjitsu didn't even make it through the night. So I'm currently finding some new shelves to keep it out of reach, and if that doesn't work I have a 12 week old kitten looking for a new home ;D
    Kittens can climb shelves.
    Add a laser-pointer security system.
    TheMaker37KingAlanIbookmumkiki180703
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    edited September 2016
    Going to the Disney area for a conference next week and will be heading to the Lego store at Disney Springs (Downtown Disney). I will be going unsupervised. Me and unsupervised trips to the Lego store don't go well. Similar to me and unsupervised trips to the beer aisle. Actually, it's my wife that thinks they don't go well. I, on the other hand, think they go just about as perfect as can be.

    If by "Disney area" you mean Orlando and next to Universal Studios, then I'm also going to a conference there next week.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,419
    edited September 2016
    Was I not invited... again?!?!

    (Typical.)
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  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    edited September 2016
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 445
    Adzbadboy said:
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
    Tough luck brother. Maybe give it another go after the store is established?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    I'm sorry @Adzbadboy.  It's their loss. 
    GothamConstructionCoAdzbadboycatwranglersnowhitiekiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,944
    Wegmans, a local supermarket chain, had a LEGO clearance at one store and I checked another.
    Lots of CMF at regular price, nearly a case each of S15 and S16. My fingertips weren't happy, but the boxes hadn't been picked through.
    2 #41111 Party Train 30% off.
    Both stores had a lot of 1st wave Nexo ultimates 30% off. Clay and Aaron might be worth it, but I'm hoping for further discounts, especially with other stuff to buy.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    edited September 2016
    Adzbadboy said:
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
    Too bad, mate. I've been having a lot of difficulty finding part-time work atm. It seems that a lot of retail employers are actually put off by you having put too much effort into CVs and cover letters. They'd much rather just a simple CV which shows retail experience than a carefully crafted piece on why you know everything about what they're selling (as I found out the hard way when I applied for Carphone Warehouse). A lot of them will bin your application asap when they see you have a degree, too. :-/
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    in addition to kais minidragon i was having a spiderman polybag in my lego order!

    i have spiderman now, yay!
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    dspigel said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
    Tough luck brother. Maybe give it another go after the store is established?
    That's a good point, everyone is aware that a new store is opening soon.

    Adzbadboy said:
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
    Too bad, mate. I've been having a lot of difficulty finding part-time work atm. It seems that a lot of retail employers are actually put off by you having put too much effort into CVs and cover letters. They'd much rather just a simple CV which shows retail experience than a carefully crafted piece on why you know everything about what they're selling (as I found out the hard way when I applied for Carphone Warehouse). A lot of them will bin your application asap when they see you have a degree, too. :-/

    I just followed the standard info and structure as many books and sites suggest. I also got help from several people I know and the career department at uni on helping me construct my CV and cover letter.

    Thanks everyone for the response. I guess I have keep trying elsewhere, I'm sure I will never be as great as I would've been with LEGO.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Adzbadboy said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
    Too bad, mate. I've been having a lot of difficulty finding part-time work atm. It seems that a lot of retail employers are actually put off by you having put too much effort into CVs and cover letters. They'd much rather just a simple CV which shows retail experience than a carefully crafted piece on why you know everything about what they're selling (as I found out the hard way when I applied for Carphone Warehouse). A lot of them will bin your application asap when they see you have a degree, too. :-/

    I just followed the standard info and structure as many books and sites suggest. I also got help from several people I know and the career department at uni on helping me construct my CV and cover letter.

    Thanks everyone for the response. I guess I have keep trying elsewhere, I'm sure I will never be as great as I would've been with LEGO.
    Yeah, keep trying. I didn't mean to come across as a downer!

    Getting a perfect CV/cover letter is such an arcane art. It's also frustrating because they rarely read the whole thing thing. I've been looking for 3 or so months and only last week did my uni's careers department tell me I'd been doing both my CVs and cover letters wrong despite the fact that I was following their advice originally!

    Though if I've learnt anything in my (albeit relatively brief) time job hunting, is that you can't beat yourself up too much if you don't get your dream career immediately. There seems to be a lot of pressure to get strait into your dream job from uni, but if you can get a few years of experience in a different job, even if it seems unrelated, that'll help your chances immensely. And I know "a few years" sounds a lot of time to someone strait out of uni (ie, me :-P), but it's not all that much time in the long run. So yeah. Keep looking. :-)
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Finished building my Fabuland sets today. Quite a few I had to do by memory as the instructions are long gone. This was my very first set.
    I will take a few more pictures hopefully tomorrow. 
    stluxBumblepantscatwranglerLEGO_Dad77snowhitiekiki180703
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Do you know many of the instructions are available online, like those for the above here...

    http://peeron.com/cgi-bin/invcgis/scans/132-1/?ct=1
    bookmumSprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,944
    @adzbadboy with you on job searching being frustrating. part of the problem is being confused with differing advice for cover letter/resume/etc. Seeming like a perfect fit and still not getting it. With so many applications, they likely found another great fit. Or there are misperceptions.

    -

    Last night when buying CMFs, the cashier said '$3.99 for this!?'. 'Well, they do have special components, figures are a few dollars of the cost of a set anyway', and pack feeling. [In general, it can be hard to explain hobby stuff to outsiders, so I avoid details.] I got 14 S16's and 13 scanned. When I pointed this out, she seemed Ok with it, maybe she felt sorry for me.

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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Do you know many of the instructions are available online, like those for the above here...

    http://peeron.com/cgi-bin/invcgis/scans/132-1/?ct=1
    I did try to track some instructions down some years back but I am quite impressed by myself how much I do remember!! I do have some catalogues that I use sometimes to double check using the pictures but generally I'm pretty good. Considering I'm at that point in my life when I go to the supermarket to buy milk, forget that I want milk and come back with chocolate (I'm 41) !
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77kiki180703
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,830
    KingAlanI said:

    Last night when buying CMFs, the cashier said '$3.99 for this!?'. 'Well, they do have special components, figures are a few dollars of the cost of a set anyway', and pack feeling. [In general, it can be hard to explain hobby stuff to outsiders, so I avoid details.] I got 14 S16's and 13 scanned. When I pointed this out, she seemed Ok with it, maybe she felt sorry for me.
    That comment kind of surprises me. I feel like I see more comments about sticker shock with the CMFs from actual AFOLs than from non-FOLs. I mean, for comparison's sake, the My Little Pony blind-bag figures are $2.50 a pop, despite being single-piece molded plastic trinkets around the same size as a minifigure, and most of those being the same five to ten generic molds with different colors and patterns. It seems to me like it'd be common knowledge that these sorts of impulse-priced toys tend to be kinda expensive for their size.

    Anyway, as for my LEGO status, my brother and I got The Knight's Code: A Training Guide in the mail from Amazon yesterday. Fun book! Perhaps not quite as uproariously funny as The Book of Monsters, but still packed with great illustrations and amusing, in-character writing. I love this style of guide book that's written as if it were by the actual characters in the story, and it'd be great if LEGO made books like this for their other themes like Ninjago and Elves (Parts of the Ninjago "Dark Island Trilogy" graphic novels come close, specifically the illustrated excerpts from Sensei Wu's journal, but a whole book in that style would be pretty nifty).
    SprinkleOttercatwranglerKingAlanILEGO_Dad77snowhitiekiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    bookmum said:
    Considering I'm at that point in my life when I go to the supermarket to buy milk, forget that I want milk and come back with chocolate (I'm 41) !
    Just get milk chocolate, problem solved :)
    TheOriginalSimonBSprinkleOttercatwranglerbookmumYodaliciouskiki180703
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    Happy B-Day and Congrats @BrickDancer!
    Pitfall69BrickDancerkiki180703
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    We are in complete tear down mode, find a shelf in your room or  break 'em down and get them back in the box to pack away if you still want them.  
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,944
    @Aanchir I will agree that other brands should be cheaper for how cheaply made they are. But I figure casual LEGO fans are more likely to disdain CMFs. I remember thinking they were too much during my dark ages
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 935
    Adzbadboy said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    I received an email yesterday to inform me that I will not be the Sales Associate at the new flagship store in Leicester Square. My guess it was lack of previous retail experience, I worked pretty hard on my CV and cover letter so I'm sure that wasn't the issue.
    Too bad, mate. I've been having a lot of difficulty finding part-time work atm. It seems that a lot of retail employers are actually put off by you having put too much effort into CVs and cover letters. They'd much rather just a simple CV which shows retail experience than a carefully crafted piece on why you know everything about what they're selling (as I found out the hard way when I applied for Carphone Warehouse). A lot of them will bin your application asap when they see you have a degree, too. :-/

    I just followed the standard info and structure as many books and sites suggest. I also got help from several people I know and the career department at uni on helping me construct my CV and cover letter.

    Thanks everyone for the response. I guess I have keep trying elsewhere, I'm sure I will never be as great as I would've been with LEGO.
    Yeah, keep trying. I didn't mean to come across as a downer!

    Getting a perfect CV/cover letter is such an arcane art. It's also frustrating because they rarely read the whole thing thing. I've been looking for 3 or so months and only last week did my uni's careers department tell me I'd been doing both my CVs and cover letters wrong despite the fact that I was following their advice originally!

    Though if I've learnt anything in my (albeit relatively brief) time job hunting, is that you can't beat yourself up too much if you don't get your dream career immediately. There seems to be a lot of pressure to get strait into your dream job from uni, but if you can get a few years of experience in a different job, even if it seems unrelated, that'll help your chances immensely. And I know "a few years" sounds a lot of time to someone strait out of uni (ie, me :-P), but it's not all that much time in the long run. So yeah. Keep looking. :-)
    My guess is that the Store would have had absolutely tonnes of applications and they would have dwindled it down very crudely (may be based on retail experience as you said). One thing to also remember is that often companies already have `insiders` already lined up for their jobs. At the flagship store, I wouldn`t be surprised if a number of Staff from the other Lego stores in London applied, in which case there`s no competition! (keep an eye out at those stores...)

    As suggested above, also, I know for certain that the companies I have worked for would never employ someone who was `over qualified`. They are worried that you will just keep looking for another more interesting job whilst employed by them and inevitably once you find that job, they will then have to recruit someone all over again. May be take it as a compliment that you are too qualified (?). 

    Its also difficult to guess what each company is thinking - like you said, you could have an amazing CV etc etc but don`t get interviewed or the job. Sometimes getting a job is just luck - being in the right place at the right time. Often word of mouth and networks of people (of course you have to get a first job to be able to have this in the first place).

    Good luck with everything! 
    LostInTranslationsnowhitiekiki180703catwrangler
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,919
    Though luck @Adzbadboy - I do hope you find a great job soon. Always frustrating when you don't even get to go for an interview.

    Congrats @BrickDancer - good things are on their way up for you.
    BrickDancerkiki180703
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