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  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,215
    My child hasn't got a plush poop - but she wants one! 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    SumoLego said:
    E.T. looks pretty excited.

    (And does every kid on this planet have a plush poop emoji??)
    Mine don't.
    SumoLegoxiahna
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 288
    Happy! Enough sorting and clearing has happened for me to finally do a large set as I like. Thus the Carousel has been opened, the bags emptied and 'sorted'. It's already taken me well over an hour. I think it'll take me longer than the weekend. What a shame!
    LostInTranslationLegopantssnowhitiestluxFowlerBricks
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Built my batwing poly and ordered the Chicago skyline set and Buckingham palace set. 
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    edited July 2017
    No plush poop emoji in my house either. Hope it's not a "thing". :P

    On a trip to Gouda in The Netherlands with zero advance planning... turns out there's a "Playtoday Lego store" here. Guess what turned out to be stop number one! Scored one polybag (#30349) and a "pick a brick cup". They had interestingly different parts in there than the regular stores (like cart wheels, trans-blue radar dishes, ...).

    Also found a Bart Smit with an assortment of CMF bags (Series 14, 15, 16, 17, Simpsons 2) and picked up a few baggies of 14. Needed to contain myself not to just get them all, but I need to save a bit for next month :D
    snowhitie
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    When a new Cars movie comes out right before your kid's birthday and he just happens to enjoy this LEGO stuff...


    stluxSumoLegoJooTogsnowhitieFowlerBricksgmonkey76
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,781
    ^ I think you mean "trousers" ;-)
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,981
    After not being able to build for a while we did some breaking down to make room for new stuff. No matter how many times I do it, I'm always amazed how much space you save when a set is in pieces.


    stluxsid3windrKerreMaffyDcatwrangler
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    ^ But I caaaaaaaan't.... :o
    snowhitie
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    Sorting through a big box of bagged up sets only I discover a couple of used sets I don't even remember buying! A sign that I buy too much?
    nwr122piratemania7SumoLegoomnium
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    ^ That's a lot of Lego for a local supermarket!  I'm jealous :)
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,330
    @khmellymel Well to be fair that's their 12.000 m2 flagship store in the country, and not your typical neighborhood supermarket...

    For a future passage of @Kerre through Luxembourg: this is in the Cactus Belle Etoile, not Auchan ;)
    sid3windrkhmellymelKerre
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 411
    edited July 2017
    ^^^She's lovely! And on the 'right' side of Luxembourg, it seems ;)

    I'll certainly pay a visit should I pass by. Looks a lot nicer than the supersized plain minifig with old-school enigmatic smile I saw visiting the a Supra Bazar store today.
    stlux
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 643
    ^ Interested to know if you inventory system is more than that provided on Brickset.com. 


    SumoLego
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,330
    I suspect @SumoLego inventory system is "If I forgot that I already have this set and bought another one, I now have 4 copies instead of only 3. Most excellent!"

    And @SumoLego I don't generalise like that. Just having crazy *you* to point out to my wife is enough ;)
    William_TownsleyAll_That_Rockssid3windrSumoLegogmonkey76
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    stlux said:
    @dmcc0 That's heresy! There's no such thing as buying too much Lego ;)


    I know that and you know that.  Unfortunately my wife doesn't agree.

    Strangely, the same reasoning doesn't seem to apply to her hobby (crochet). To her there is no such thing as buying too much wool - "I'll make something with it".  When I counter with the same argument all I get is "wool is cheaper".  Can't really argue with that I suppose :-(

     
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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    ^She is entirely correct that wool is cheaper.
    You need to counter that with either;
    A.  "Yes dear, but unfortunately your wool can only be used once for your magnificent creations whereas my raw materials are infinitely reusable."
    or
    B. Depending on exactly what you have in what state. "This set/part was purchased for X and is now worth Y" or casually show her one of those 'LEGO is a better investment than Gold articles'.

    Be careful though as you MAY not want to reveal the, shall we say, extent... of your portfolio!
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76KingAlanI
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    500€ of wool is not cheaper than 500€ of LEGO. End of. :P
    YodaliciousVorpalRyuSprinkleOtterdavetheoxygenmanomniumgmonkey76KerreMatthew
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777

    Be careful though as you MAY not want to reveal the, shall we say, extent... of your portfolio!
    The stack of sealed boxes in the bottom of the wardrobe/under the bed, stuff on display and the boxes of bagged up sets in the loft are a bit of a giveaway
    KingAlanI
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,604
    dmcc0 said:

    Strangely, the same reasoning doesn't seem to apply to her hobby (crochet). To her there is no such thing as buying too much wool
     
    My wife loves crochet and quilting, apparently whoever dies with the most wool/fabric wins!
    Bumblepantssid3windrcatwranglerYodaliciousdavetheoxygenmanSumoLegoMaffyD
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854
    Built the Ecto 1 & 2 set today - well, finished it, after starting it on Sunday while watching the movie on DVD. :) I particularly like all the equipment piled on the roof; it's a nice level of detail to have...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,089
    ^ Interested to know if you inventory system is more than that provided on Brickset.com. 
    I just use Brickset.  (I have to use a few different profiles, but it works very nicely!)
    All_That_RocksSeijiAmasawa
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 227
    As someone who enjoys both Lego and needlecraft, I'd have to say both cost $$$. Acrylic yarn is dirt cheap. But if one is talking 100% wool, it can get pretty expensive. Not unheard of for one skein to be $20+ then you multiply that by however many to make a sweater, blanket, etc. Yikes
    SumoLegoSalamalex
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,089
    (This discussion is why this is the best Forum ever.)
    SprinkleOttercatwranglerdavetheoxygenmanstluxBumblepantsSwitchfoot55gmonkey76SeijiAmasawasnowhitie
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,125

    Trying to explain to my step sister what LEGO is...
    SprinkleOtterstluxBumblepantsBillyBricks84catwranglersid3windrYodaliciousSumoLegosnowhitie
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 643
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Interested to know if you inventory system is more than that provided on Brickset.com. 
    I just use Brickset.  (I have to use a few different profiles, but it works very nicely!)
    Cool, thats what I'm using too. Just wanted to be sure there wasn't anything better :)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,475
    Stepped into TRU for the first time in two years to find not much has changed. Bonus points for the security wrap and full price on this gem:

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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    ^ TRU you say?  A heavily guarded Mammoth Stomper flanked by a heavily guarded Ferrari truck and Haunted Lighthouse?  Where are you exactly? Temporal Rifts r Us?
    SumoLegoBumblepantsHanzoSalamalexsid3windrSprinkleOtterKerre
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 787
    ^ TRU you say?  A heavily guarded Mammoth Stomper flanked by a heavily guarded Ferrari truck and Haunted Lighthouse?  Where are you exactly? Temporal Rifts r Us?
    It's actually a big, two-aisle chart that allows you determine what Lego sets sell terribly. The older they are, the harder they've been to sell.

    I'm serious. The amount of Bionicle, Angry Birds, Scooby Doo, large sized Minecraft and Super Heroes sets they have at mine speaks volumes.
    KingAlanI
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    ^ So what sort of prices are their Scooby Doo sets?  If I could get Scooby Doo stuff anywhere at retail these days I'd be all over it. 
    Disclaimer - in Australia 
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,215
    My local TRU has loads of Geoffrey sets. In two different parts of the store with two different prices! 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,475
    ^ So what sort of prices are their Scooby Doo sets?  If I could get Scooby Doo stuff anywhere at retail these days I'd be all over it. 
    Disclaimer - in Australia 
    The ones I saw were all marked up over rrp. They also had Angry Birds castles for $110 while Marshalls next door had them for $50
    SprinkleOtterMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 727
    SumoLego said:
    dmcc0 said:
    Sorting through a big box of bagged up sets only I discover a couple of used sets I don't even remember buying! A sign that I buy too much?
    You just need a better inventory system.  

    (Although, my last sentence could indicate I am someone who buys 'too much'.  Does one have 'too much' if their hobby requires an inventory system?)

    Or this...



    @stlux - crazy people in America!
    I honestly think we need to revisit our adoption conversation from a while back...i just need to feel safe and loved...if you just happen to have a lot of unopened Lego then i will just have to learn to live with it ;-)
    SumoLegogmonkey76Lego_Starcatwrangler
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,037
    Working on a story centered around a kick-butt female character, and peppering it with references to other such characters. One of those is Macy Halbert, and my notes describe Nexo Knights as a long-form toy commercial.

    @khmellymel I'm hardly a superstitious person but I did carry a lucky red 2x4 brick for school tests sometimes. Second time's the key chain bag charm.

    re TRU - same here. I'm rarely there and I saw some old overpriced sets. Methinks there's a correlation.
    khmellymelcatwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,089
    redarmy said:
    I honestly think we need to revisit our adoption conversation from a while back...i just need to feel safe and loved...if you just happen to have a lot of unopened Lego then i will just have to learn to live with it ;-)
    Can you run inventory for a Bricklink Store?
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 727
    SumoLego said:
    redarmy said:
    I honestly think we need to revisit our adoption conversation from a while back...i just need to feel safe and loved...if you just happen to have a lot of unopened Lego then i will just have to learn to live with it ;-)
    Can you run inventory for a Bricklink Store?
    I can barely spell my own name..does that help?
    SprinkleOtter
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,089
    redarmy said:
    I can barely spell my own name..does that help?
    I can't do math.  That would make for a dangerous combination.
    SprinkleOtter
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 727
    SumoLego said:
    redarmy said:
    I can barely spell my own name..does that help?
    I can't do math.  That would make for a dangerous combination.
    You scare too easily...
    SprinkleOtter
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    SumoLego said:
    redarmy said:
    I can barely spell my own name..does that help?
    I can't do math.  That would make for a dangerous combination.
    Me either. That's why I went into marketing. I guess lawyering is the same. 
    SprinkleOtterSumoLego
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    Try going into engineering. That'll ensure you never do actual math again.

    "3x8? I dunno. Just plug it into the calculator brick."
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,474
    never seen a 3 x 8 brick anyway
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76Aanchir
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    ^ Ever seen a 1 x 5?
    Either kind.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRASumoLegodavetheoxygenmangmonkey76
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    Either kind?
    Im aware of the modulex brick with M studs - what is the other kind. If there was one with LEGO on the studs I'd have to own it. The amount of minds I could blow. 
    FOOTNOTE:  Possibly the nerdiest thing I've ever typed on the internet.
    Lego_Star
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    ^ The LEGO Brickumentary kind.
    davetheoxygenman
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