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  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923
    Pitfall69 said:
    MaffyD said:

    ^ It's a secret. :-)

    I don't think I like the idea of "Daddies Sauce"
    How about mommy's sauce? :D
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    Have started putting together a 5th birthday present for a friend's child - he's recently fallen in love with Lego, so this is a very satisfying process...
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  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,565
    Waiting at home for a Lego order...... 
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 782
    Recce said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    MaffyD said:

    ^ It's a secret. :-)

    I don't think I like the idea of "Daddies Sauce"
    How about mommy's sauce? :D
    Let's not go there. :o/

    Many happy returns @Speedman29

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  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,090
    bookmum said:
    I hope you followed up with a Greggs for lunch - which is now a legal requirement in UK!! 

    @bookmum - legal requirement fulfilled while in Milton Keynes this afternoon. A sausage, baked bean and cheese melt. Very tasty, but burned my ruddy tongue on it :-S


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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,970
    edited March 2017

    ^ You were lucky - a hasty* SBC melt consumption normally leads to head explosions, due to the heat exchange...

    * hasty in this case is any meal starting less than an hour after purchase.

    Legopants
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    I had a Greggs sausage roll yesterday. It was actually a bit cold. Standards are slipping. So @Legopants you've done Leicester Square and Milton Keynes - have you just come to the UK to visit lego stores? Hope you said hello to the MK cows. There should be one built out of lego added to them! 
    Legopants
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    Happy Birthday @Speedman29
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 313
    Giving Lego up for Lent ,twill save me a fortune and at the end I'll be mad for it. The small LBMM sets are my want and Argos v Smyth's sale\war will test me, bit like big J v Lord Satan.
    snowhitie
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,090
    MaffyD said:

    ^ You were lucky - a hasty* SBC melt consumption normally leads to head explosions, due to the heat exchange...

    * hasty in this case is any meal starting less than an hour after purchase.


    The 1½ minute interlude between purchasing the melt and stuffing my face was definitely a bit short. I have learnt my lesson the hard way.  
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,131
    Yay, [email protected] order arrived yesterday - even more sets for my to-build and to-part-out piles. :P

    @Legopants about Shrove Tuesday pancakes - googled Rennies, apparently it's an indigestion medicine. sounds like Tums to this yankee.

    I put way too much hot sauce on my lunch Monday and a bit too much Tuesday. Ghost pepper is nuclear waste distributed as a condiment. Symptoms of Shu-500000 exposure include burned lips. Still good. Guzzled multiple liters of icewater and brushed my teeth before I started to feel better.

    Burning my tongue with regular temperature heat is mild by comparison.
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,955
    Just come out of the Art of the bricks DC exhibition on the Southbank in London. Very impressive sculptures.

    There's a little shop selling a few sets from last year as you leave. City ferry for just £72 or the Technic motorbike for a mere £91 !



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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    So who dressed their kids up as a lego character for World Book Day with the dubious book link of 'the lego annual is a book!' 
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  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,090
    bookmum said:
    I had a Greggs sausage roll yesterday. It was actually a bit cold. Standards are slipping. So @Legopants you've done Leicester Square and Milton Keynes - have you just come to the UK to visit lego stores? Hope you said hello to the MK cows. There should be one built out of lego added to them! 

    @bookmum - no concrete cows sighted. There used to be a couple in the shopping centre near the Lego Store, but I think they were put out to graze a few years ago. No idea where they are now. 
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,431
    @Legopants, sugar and lemon juice is the *only* way to accompany a pancake! ;-)

    I've had a rather quiet LEGO week or two, but I built my #10255 Assembly Square and did some re-arrangement of my LEGO street (it's too small to be called a city) to fit it in, which has been enjoyable.

    I've been wanting #60147 Fishing Boat, along with a few other 2017 City sets, so I picked that up last night. It's probably not the most exciting build, given that the boat is nearly 50% a single hull piece, but the model looks lovely and has some nice features.

    Other than that, I'm wrestling with my principles, as to whether I buy the egregiously priced (in £:$) 2017 LEGO Minecraft sets... And my principles are losing.
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    @Legopants bit disappointed to hear the MK cows from the shopping centre have gone but I assume they have returned to their herd in a field. 

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  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 317
    City ferry for just £72
    This is exaggeration right

    please tell me you're exaggerating
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    I was hoping he meant the Creator one from a few years ago!
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,955
    Ayliffe said:
    City ferry for just £72
    This is exaggeration right

    please tell me you're exaggerating
    Wish I was...

  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,090
    KingAlanI said:

    @Legopants about Shrove Tuesday pancakes - googled Rennies, apparently it's an indigestion medicine. sounds like Tums to this yankee.

    @KingAlanI - you are absolutely correct. 
    Like Tums, Rennies provide fast effective relief from indigestion and heartburn :-D 


    KingAlanI
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    @Speedman29 That's such a shame and so counter-productive. God help anyone who comes out of that exhibition wanting to build something and takes a look at the gift shop prices... :(

    I wonder who sets these prices - the venue, the exhibition itself, or some third party? I've not been there myself... did people seem to be buying any Lego? 
    KingAlanI
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,955
    @catwrangler We were in the shop for maybe 10-15 minutes (mainly gasping at the prices) Didn't see anyone buying at all apart from us getting a guidebook. Even little postcards of a couple of the displays were £3 each. Real rip off, unlike the actual entrance fee. I'll get a few photos up tomorrow.
    catwrangler
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    There isn't maple syrup in the UK?
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  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,057
    ^Yep. I enjoyed my pancakes with banana slices, maple syrup and cream. Lovely.
    Lego_Star
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    Received my Brick Bank that I bought with all of my VIP points today! I now have 53 points ;)
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,131
    @Legopants fortunately I have an iron stomach, or perhaps unfortunately, since it might be a reason I eat too much
    Pitfall69 said:
    There isn't maple syrup in the UK?
    meesa asking same question. :P

    -

    Hopefully I can do some stuff with my personal collection, not just my BL inventory, this weekend. Stopped in the middle of Brick Bank and the #75149 X-Wing. Yellow Submarine, #31062 Robot Explorer, #70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery, #41309 Andrea's Musical Duet
    Last of my 5 February [email protected] orders in transit (tracking information says Monday), including #60150 Pizza Van and #41311 Heartlake Pizzeria. See above comment about how I eat too much. Might make a display of those, 70910 and my #10036 #41092 combo

    MK cows? Rochester had 'Horses on Parade' several years ago, sounds similar. Only a few of them are around, or at least publically displayed. The local baseball stadium has one covered in old gloves.

    Legopants
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    @KingAlanI the Milton Keynes cows are very famous. They are made of concrete. They were created in the 70s and apparently do move around the town every so often to different places (there was some in the shopping centre for a while). Milton Keynes is what's called a 'New Town' a purpose built town built in the 60s. I have always said if a colony on the moon is ever built it I imagine it would be like MK with a dome over it!! 
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    bookmum said:
     I have always said if a colony on the moon is ever built it I imagine it would be like MK with a dome over it.....
    ......and cows!
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,970
    edited March 2017
    ^ Are sure that's not a rear wing? It's a tricky subject sometimes... :-)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    iso3200 said:
    ^Agreed. Whenever I meet @Legoboy I feel the need for strong medication ;-)

    And I can vouch for the fact that he actually looks like he has.
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  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,057
    ^touché
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  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 530
    grrr, off-by-1'd topics on my phone... touchscreen isnt as precise as a mouse...
    wanted to post this here: "20% off on march release technic sets caught in a brick+mortar store in germany(letzel heilbronn)... allowed me to avoid amazon(psrsonal reason on that) " but ended up in bricks magazine topic.......
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,060
    ^ @Pitfall69, usually you want to double-up for the first few doses to get the swelling down. 
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    @Pitfall69, just do as you're told and everything will be okay.
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,891
    There had better be a steady stream of updates and photos from PitfallCon17 this summer to entertain the rest of us. That would be on par with Lego announcing a new Creator Expert train as far as I am concerned.
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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    I would like to actually go to some lego events this year. Does anyone know what events (and when) are on this year in the UK? Preferably in the south east of England (or even better London!). I could maybe make it as far west as the one in Swindon (anyone know the dates) and I could maybe go north to Birmingham? Thanks if anyone can help - or point me to somewhere on the forum /internet that tells me this. Thanks again. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,891
    edited March 2017
    bookmum said:
    I would like to actually go to some lego events this year. Does anyone know what events (and when) are on this year in the UK? Preferably in the south east of England (or even better London!). I could maybe make it as far west as the one in Swindon (anyone know the dates) and I could maybe go north to Birmingham? Thanks if anyone can help - or point me to somewhere on the forum /internet that tells me this. Thanks again. 
    Brickset main site regularly updates events and flags them (with flags!) by region. You might need to edit your settings to have them display for you.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    edited March 2017
    @bookmum The Lego event at the Steam Railway museum in Swindon (The Great Western Brick Show) is always the first weekend in October so this year it's 7 and 8 October. I would heartily recommend going, it's the first show I ever went to and still one of my favourites. 

    Another great show is at the National Space Centre in Leicester which is actually only two weeks away - 18 and 19 March. One of the added bonuses of these two shows is that you get to explore the museum as well as seeing the Lego exhibits. 
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    edited March 2017
    I've also seen mention on the Brickish Association forum about an event at London Transport Museum, Acton Depot on 22-23 April but don't know any more details on that. 
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,334
    Thanks @LostInTranslation. The Swindon one I like the sound of best because it includes the train museum. Anyone know if any happening in London - there was one at excel a couple of years ago (didn't go as I was only just developing into my afolness). 
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 530
    i think there is a error on the #42066 instructions.... step 38
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