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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 745
    edited November 2016
    @Legopants, wait until you try to move it and have to reassemble it... Now, that WILL test your patience.
    LegopantsTheMaker37
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 461
    ^ I dropped mine trying to move it once. Now I have a 3' long 2x6 I slide the main towers onto, move it and connect the two road sections and cables to the other sections. @Legopants
    LegopantsSprinkleOtter
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 745
    edited November 2016
    @TheMaker37, I did the same thing.  Trying to lift it onto the top of a 6" shelf.  Took me about 8 months before I even thought about putting it back to life...
    TheMaker37Legopantskiki180703
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,968
    @Briking & @TheMaker37 - oh 'eck :-S Thanks for the warnings. I'll keep you posted. 
    TheMaker37
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 236
    After two Captain Hook fakeouts and an Ariel, and feeling through what seemed like the entire box in the store (while being jostled and buffeted by loads of other holiday shoppers, I might add) I finally reached Alice. Achievement unlocked. 

    josekalelkiki180703LEGO_Dad77stluxsnowhitieBumblepants
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    Just finished setting up my LUG's annual holiday display, followed by pizza with most of the group. An excellent day full of bricks related fun.

    Also a huge ball of building stress out of the way. Now I just have to deal with cleaning up the mess from two weeks of MOC building.
    Jennikiki180703stlux
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @Glacierfalls265 for Alice, remember she has a bottle and a pill.
    SumoLegoAddicted2Oxygen
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Fauch said:
    Wishing Ionix would go bankrupt so Lego could go hard after that Pokemon license.

    Or...

    Wishing someone more funner and cooler ran Nintendo so theyd work with Lego on super awesome team ups and collaborations.
    the only thing I can think would be mixel type builds. but probably bigger to have more details. I guess more dragon-like builds actually.
    don't know if there are any interesting structures in pokemon, don't recall there were any when I played, in the days of the gameboy color... but most likely it would be based on the show.
    I would settle for Simpsons-like sets: a Pokémon Center and a Poké Mart ;-)
    Followed by two CMF series.
    Enough to get several classic minifigures.

    Then get a green baseplate, a bunch of plant parts, and MOC a short and tall grass display :-D
    josekalel
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Finished #10218 Pet Shop, and feel somewhat tired...I mean, sometimes I don't know how most of you can build and build and build and not get tired. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,717
    ^ I find that grinding up UCS MF radar dishes into a fine powder and snorting will normally keep me going.

    And I often chase it with a molten shot of trans-medium blue 1x5s...
    LEGO_Dad77sid3windrBricklover18Speedman29ricecakestarwars4everBrikingDoctorMcGannTheMaker37
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    I'm stuck at home with attack of the puking child (not puking now - watching dvd) which means I am spending to much time online. I was searching for somewhere selling last years Thanksgiving set (40123) but it seems crazy expensive anywhere. I bought the Easter, Halloween and Xmas ones this year - being sold in supermarkets. I assume non of the shops got the Thanksgiving one because we don't have Thanksgiving here in the UK. Anyway to end this long rambling I just want to know does anyone know where I can get one sensibly priced. Any USA retailers selling it cheap that I could maybe buy online? Thanks. 
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,140
    edited November 2016
    @bookmum Did you check Bricklink? It's available there for around GBP12, including from UK sellers. So a bit above RRP, but nothing too crazy, and better than what I see on eBay.
    Alternatively you could ask in the Marketplace thread?
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    Thanks @stlux. I'll have a look at bricklink. 
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    SumoLego said:
    ^ I find that grinding up UCS MF radar dishes into a fine powder and snorting will normally keep me going.

    And I often chase it with a molten shot of trans-medium blue 1x5s...
    Are those rare then? Hang on, 1xFIVEs?
    SprinkleOtter
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,460
    Just when I thought I could get sick of buying lego, I decided I must get something more while the price is good.
    Note to self. There is always another deal coming along soon. :0
    stluxSprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,460
    ^ That is a great price for those sets. :)
    Congratulations.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,334
    ^^ That IS an awesome price. I only have one, but I likely paid more than you did for 3...
    SprinkleOtter
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,806
    ^me too ;) That is a great price! Enjoy, both models are actually a fun build too I found. I used it in the to make my son's Castle bigger ;)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,789

    JooTog said:
    Fauch said:
    Wishing Ionix would go bankrupt so Lego could go hard after that Pokemon license.

    Or...

    Wishing someone more funner and cooler ran Nintendo so theyd work with Lego on super awesome team ups and collaborations.
    the only thing I can think would be mixel type builds. but probably bigger to have more details. I guess more dragon-like builds actually.
    don't know if there are any interesting structures in pokemon, don't recall there were any when I played, in the days of the gameboy color... but most likely it would be based on the show.
    I would settle for Simpsons-like sets: a Pokémon Center and a Poké Mart ;-)
    Followed by two CMF series.
    Enough to get several classic minifigures.

    Then get a green baseplate, a bunch of plant parts, and MOC a short and tall grass display :-D
    No Pokémon Gym? Those are one of the most iconic parts of the series, even though in the most recent games they moved away from those in favor of more varied Trials. The tricky thing about a Gym, of course, is that their interiors tend to vary more than the Pokémon Centers and Poké Marts, so in that case you'd probably have to settle on one specific town's Gym.
    josekalel said:
    Finished #10218 Pet Shop, and feel somewhat tired...I mean, sometimes I don't know how most of you can build and build and build and not get tired. 
    With sets as big as the modular buildings, I've been known to take breaks instead of building them all in one sitting. However, I also have siblings who usually build larger sets with me, so I'm not doing all the work myself!
    josekalel
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,229
    edited November 2016
    After the phone call I just made, I think I am more confused about Lego Ideas than I ever thought I could be...
    Glacierfalls265tallblocktoo
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I have 1,499 unique minifigs. Who will be the lucky 1,500? I have 45 on my want list. May need to pick someone special. 
    stluxLegoboykhmellymellegonut80
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,789
    Currently really excited because I finally found a text-free version of one of my favorite LEGO Elves key visuals from this year in the LEGO Big Holiday Catalog!



    Now using it as a wallpaper for my iPhone!
    snowhitiebandit778kiki180703SprinkleOttertallblocktookhmellymelKingAlanI
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,208
    Kicking myself for twiddling my thumbs over #75157 Amazon had it for just over £70, add on the £25 voucher I had from work made it a good bargain and a set I've been looking to get as a Christmas treat to myself, looked last night and its back to almost RRP again. I could get #75150 but its not the same :-(
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Aanchir said:

    JooTog said:
    I would settle for Simpsons-like sets: a Pokémon Center and a Poké Mart ;-)
    Followed by two CMF series.
    Enough to get several classic minifigures.

    Then get a green baseplate, a bunch of plant parts, and MOC a short and tall grass display :-D
    No Pokémon Gym? Those are one of the most iconic parts of the series, even though in the most recent games they moved away from those in favor of more varied Trials. The tricky thing about a Gym, of course, is that their interiors tend to vary more than the Pokémon Centers and Poké Marts, so in that case you'd probably have to settle on one specific town's Gym.

    Good point about the Gym, but as you mentioned, the interior is always different, there's not even a "theme" from gym to gym and from game to game.

    Maybe something in the spirit of #76060 Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum or 71242 New Ghostbusters (non-Dimensions) where it could be an entrance with some stuff for the "lobby".
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    VorpalRyu said:
    @Legopassion8, while I'd like to see Nintendo drop Kreo & work with Lego, no thanks, not interested in seeing Nintendo itself change, 1,000% happy with Nintendo just the way it is. They are the most innovative & fun video games company around, just look at their latest product the Nintendo Switch, it takes the ideas from the Wii & Wii U to the level beyond the next level...
    Innovative?

    Isn't it just a bloody ipad that plays Zelda & Mario games?

    I swear...I just don't have time to tell CEOs how to run their companies, keep up with my daughter & wife and be a damn construction worker. Something's gotta give. 
    SprinkleOtterLEGO_Dad77sid3windr
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,806
    @legonut80 how did your fair go?
    legonut80
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,460
    edited November 2016
    @Speedman29 . Which just proves my addage.
    See a bargain, pick it up. Then all year, you'll have no regrets. :)

    Unfortunately it also means you will have no money if you see too many bargains. :0
    stluxSpeedman29MegtheCatkiki180703catwrangler
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 447
    rattling parcel arrived. snowglobe + a unexpected second promo item (something related to nexo knights (number: #5004389 )
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 741
    I just got an Amazon dispatch email for #41177 (The Precious Crystal Mine).  I forgot I'd ordered it :-O
    Meanwhile, I built the logging arm of #42054 (the CLAAS Tractor) and can't for the life of me work out how it works :-S
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,789
    VorpalRyu said:
    @Legopassion8, while I'd like to see Nintendo drop Kreo & work with Lego, no thanks, not interested in seeing Nintendo itself change, 1,000% happy with Nintendo just the way it is. They are the most innovative & fun video games company around, just look at their latest product the Nintendo Switch, it takes the ideas from the Wii & Wii U to the level beyond the next level...
    Innovative?

    Isn't it just a bloody ipad that plays Zelda & Mario games?

    I swear...I just don't have time to tell CEOs how to run their companies, keep up with my daughter & wife and be a damn construction worker. Something's gotta give. 
    iPads don't have wireless controllers that separate from the screen to let people play single- or multiplayer games on the go, or a dock to let you play the same games at home on a TV. Whether or not you think the Switch is innovative or revolutionary, comparing it to an iPad of all things seems bizarre.
    VorpalRyuShibkiki180703catwrangler
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,208
    Venunder said:
    @Speedman29 . Which just proves my addage.
    See a bargain, pick it up. Then all year, you'll have no regrets. :)

    Unfortunately it also means you will have no money if you see too many bargains. :0
    I sat and sulked for a while and meandered round the forum, spotting a post saying Asda had a sale online and nabbed the A Wing set for £40, 50% off. Cheered me right up, they also had Rex's AT-TE for £25 off. I will wait again as Amazon just knocked £10 off their price.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 745
    Waiting for 5 small bricklink orders, a PAB order, a sub (for Xmas), a WV train, a Big Ben (for Xmas), a Bricks&Pieces order.  Oh, and 3 free santa globes.
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    A new forum record! (at least from what I know.)

    starwars4everkiki180703
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,334
    I just realized my projected city table space is way smaller than what I wanted to put on it... :-(
    ClutchPowerLegoboyBumblepantssnowhitiekiki180703KingAlanI
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^ what? 100% battery ? ;)
    ClutchPowerSumoLegoSprinkleOtterjosekalelVorpalRyuDoctorMcGannLegoboykiki180703
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Trying to decide whether to TRY to keep both the boxes and instructions of the opened sets, or just the instructions...any help guys?
    mmozzanokiki180703
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    josekalel said:
    Trying to decide whether to TRY to keep both the boxes and instructions of the opened sets, or just the instructions...any help guys?

    Well, the instructions for sure :-)

    I've kept all boxes that were sealed with tape, but they are taking too much (precious) space. I, personally, won't do anything with them in the future, so I lean towards just throwing them away (recycle, of course).

    Somebody suggested selling them instead, but I have not look into that yet. It will have to be somebody local that will come and pick them up, because I don't see myself finding a box to ship them.
    KingAlanI
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    First...yeah, seeing how I complain about instructions, the paper copy is the way to go (for now, until LEGO does my 3D instruction/app idea)...

    Second...is there a real market for boxes only? I don't mind giving them away, but I'd rather they decompose in the landfill. 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,902
    Just popped into the new Leicester Square store for a quick look around. Filled  up my PAB cups and picked up #75086 to take it over the £60 for another snow globe. 

    Suprised with the layout of the store as it seems to waste a lot of space downstairs and I would have expected more pocket money type purchases on the ground floor for passing trade.
    Staff were very pleasant as always and the mosaic maker was working while I was there (didn't have one done as already have a tiled mosaic at home).

    Nice to visit if you  are passing but will stick to Bluewater in the future. 
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 776
    VorpalRyu said:
    @Legopassion8, while I'd like to see Nintendo drop Kreo & work with Lego, no thanks, not interested in seeing Nintendo itself change, 1,000% happy with Nintendo just the way it is. They are the most innovative & fun video games company around, just look at their latest product the Nintendo Switch, it takes the ideas from the Wii & Wii U to the level beyond the next level...
    Innovative?

    Isn't it just a bloody ipad that plays Zelda & Mario games?

    I swear...I just don't have time to tell CEOs how to run their companies, keep up with my daughter & wife and be a damn construction worker. Something's gotta give. 
    So... you haven't watched the only piece of media, a single video, about the Nintendo Switch yet, then?

    Also fun fact the Wii U isn't just a $300+ controller. It's a stronger console (yes it includes a box to put discs in) than the Wii that happens to have a gimmicky controller as a selling point.

    Thats not a Lego status, though, so to return the conversation back to the topic.

    Currently debating whether I should wait on taking advantage of residual sales at the local Lego Store, or wait for the Jan. 1st launch, where I I'll, inevitably, already be broke.
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 447
    spare parts saved my ass on the snow globe... managed to put a studless 1x1 round onto a stud... those are almost impossible to divide..... *facedesks*
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    Aanchir said:
    VorpalRyu said:
    @Legopassion8, while I'd like to see Nintendo drop Kreo & work with Lego, no thanks, not interested in seeing Nintendo itself change, 1,000% happy with Nintendo just the way it is. They are the most innovative & fun video games company around, just look at their latest product the Nintendo Switch, it takes the ideas from the Wii & Wii U to the level beyond the next level...
    Innovative?

    Isn't it just a bloody ipad that plays Zelda & Mario games?

    I swear...I just don't have time to tell CEOs how to run their companies, keep up with my daughter & wife and be a damn construction worker. Something's gotta give. 
    iPads don't have wireless controllers that separate from the screen to let people play single- or multiplayer games on the go, or a dock to let you play the same games at home on a TV. Whether or not you think the Switch is innovative or revolutionary, comparing it to an iPad of all things seems bizarre.
    I'm a big fan of the tech in the Switch, but I'm not sure it's all that bizarre to compare it to a tablet PC (such as an iPad). It has controllers that you can use (so do many tablets, via Bluetooth, WiFi direct, etc), and it docks to a TV (there are a fair few tablets that would let you do that via HDMI-out ports or Chromecast etc). In fact, it borrows heavily from the Nvidia's SHIELD series of gadgets, which included an Android gaming tablet and an Android games console - consider that the Switch will share the same chipset family as the SHIELD devices. The main difference is that it will be better at gaming than existing tablets (more powerful, dedicated hardware and better optimised software), and it will have Nintendo games.

    So yeah, it kinda is "an ipad that plays Zelda & Mario games". But only in the same sense that an XBox is "a PC that plays Halo and Forza". I'm not sure there's anything wrong with that. Traditional consoles are just little PCs designed for gaming, so why shouldn't Nintendo make a console that's a tablet designed for gaming? Especially if the experts are to be believed and tablets are replacing traditional PCs.

    Anyway, pretty off topic (come and visit the gamer thread in the OT section of the forum - this discussion kind of happened a little bit there!). :-)

    I'd like to see Nintendo work with Lego, but given how a Zelda set got to 10,000 (twice?) in Lego Ideas and got shot down, it seems unlikely.
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