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Lego night here and Band of Brothers on TV ....
My great plans for continued sorting of the Facebook bought tubs went out the window. My wife does a few clothing alterations and one of the ladies that came round saw some LEGO out recently and said her husband is into it too, he appeared today with some trousers to take up and we spent a while chewing the fat on sets and where to get pieces from. He bought a box of mid 2000s sets from a work colleague and they are missing bits. I directed him here to find out the parts and Bricklink to buy them. He paid a visit to my LEGO room and seemed suitably impressed!
Short update: four shark army general #1's. Something's off here as well. Switching to Orval.
Came across someone selling 1,500 minifigures. Showed her the pictures and her exact words were "Why would someone need 1,500 minifigures?" My response was "Yeah...haha...crazy stuff."
I own 2,857 (that I've logged in Brickset). I'd like to enjoy a nice weekend, so I'm going to go ahead and keep my mouth shut. If push comes to shove, I can always say I only rank 949th on Brickset!
funny how on this forum no detail will escape from any photo
on the left is bucket excavator, on the right London bus ...
I'm nowhere near @Yodalicious numbers - about a third of that - but still...
Anyway, the sorting's done and dusted. @stlux, the moment I switched to Orval, I realized one of the excess Shark Army Generals surely was a GPL tech. I doubt this is a coincidence but more research is obviously needed to confirm this.
That means all bags are now positively identified:
After going through them I have to say that it's still relatively easy to identify the bags, even with the series consisting of 20 different minifigs. You can often quickly find an element - a fish a bar, a sword,or a tile for instance - that narrows the potential candidates down to just a couple. A second element then allows you to identify the fig beyond any doubt.
Pleasantly surprised to discover a handful of awesome Polybags at Wal-Mart in Canada, picked up two Friends polybags, the Gymnastics Bar and Snowboard Tricks and the LEGO City Jungle ATV today, did not realize they included a female Minifigure in the City poly, really impressed... I believe this is the first one they've ever done that is a female character only in a LEGO City poly, correct me if I'm wrong, but all past City polybags have either featured male workers or had a male in with the female.
Yeah, those Minifigs can creep up on you, especially when Microfigs and stuff count as Minifigs in the database.
I have 1987 minifigs according to the database, including 15 minidolls (filtered for Friends/Disney Princess/Elves).
When you realise that you can also use your brick separators to pry open your electronic devices:
Still doesn't mean I need 150 of them, but yay, I have saved EUR 1.95 ordering an opening tool from iFixit?
It feels like a Monty Python scene, just one more set and my house will burst open with lego pouring out.
The Tumbler is a serious dust magnet and even though there is the same amount (if not more as it's been out longer) on the AT-ST, at least you can't see it (and everyone knows that without visible proof it's not real). :)
The upside is that it does mean I have been able to perfect my light fingered brush strokes to stop parts moving or falling off so I should be able to apply anyone's make up without removing their nose or eyeballs should the opportunity arise. Always handy to learn a new skill, even if it's not needed. :D
Me thinketh it be time to break the seals and commence fondling :-)
Building with my son and introducing him to the Beach Boys, he's really enjoying them :)
Earlier today Snow went for a drive in a very cool car...
Apparently only one of 2 official ones in Europe and had signatures from all the main actors. Christopher Lloyd has driven it around too at Comic-con. Chances are slim I'll ever manage to get to Orlando so this was very exciting ;) who says nothing cool happens in Belgium @Legoboy and @pitffall69 ;)
And happy belated birthday @chrisalddin
Cue a 3 for 2 sale on toys in Argos, a softening of my resolve with the thought that just €30 or €35 on 3 small sets will give me a tiny smackerel of joy in the midst of my apartment move.
Instead...CRY HAVOC, AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR!
Now, 12 sets collected, 3 more reserved for tomorrow, and over €250 later, I've brought shame upon myself and the willpower I had once prided myself in lies in ruins.
...no idea when these will actually get built...probably sometime next year at this rate.
Something similar happened here. I only wanted the Wonder Woman set and now I have all of the first wave sets. Most of them came from Target at 50% off, including three high schools ;-)
Bought #41231 today as it was the last one I needed... wanted... missing.
Managed to find ins room for the sorted parts, in storage minifigures and unbuilt sets...packed up sets and unsorted parts boxes are off to the loft.
She's never done anything like this before and absolutely loved it. She was chatting all afternoon about every aspect of her section and why it was needed. There were chains to block the line when needed and ladders to fold up for roof access maintenance work. Plus a station with tree top garden!
Lego status today is that I'm at the point where I have to break down some sets and flatten boxes. So any sets that are already opened (unless it's super special) are in the midst of being placed in labelled bags and sorted into plastic tubs by theme (well, categories anyway). Boxes are then being flattened and stored separately. I've already done a bunch though and feel like it should have cleared more room, but it seems like it takes up just as much space as it did before!
I also have CDs even though I have digital copies.
I wish I could do that with Lego, but it's just not the same!
But I don't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs. They're callin' again...
I could rip the DVDs to digital copies but then I'd need to buy a decent hard drive to store it all.
frankly it's a non issue to me, DVD shelves are a nice way to view what you have available to watch and easier for others to see when they visit. Plus that drawer top would just end up a dumping ground if it's not used for DVD shelves.
Not knocking the minimalist thing for those who like it, i have transferred my CDs into a CD folder rather than keeping the cases so I'm not completely against it but with DVD/blu-ray I still like the shelves showing.
Congratulations @shib and @kioko21 with the cominig addition to the family.
Totally agree re CDs, I've even got them in cases in the living room. Got a 5 CD changer to have some mix when I put music on. Only really use digital when I'm out and about or in the bath. Love my dvd collection too, I have started to double layer some of it in the bully book case to get some more display room for Lego. Been thinking about getting Netflix or something, but we don't even have cable.
BrickLive, London - Day 4
Final day of the show, had such awesome time and made a ton of new friends. Looking forward to the next few shows.
So a typical conversation in my head goes like this:
Me: I want to get a Muse/Mumford and Sons/Queens of the Stone Age/whatever CD out.
Head: You have to build those sets first.
Me: I would but I have no room left to display them.
Head: Then take the old ones off display?
Me: But I like them too much to take them off display though...
Head: Then stop buying LEGO?
Me: Never! *storms out with iPod in hand to go buy more LEGO*
Actually just re-watched the scene on YouTube- it is! Pretty cool.
The Tumbler test scene in Batman Begins (2005) was also filmed at the Excel London, this time in the north halls.
I like that the new playmats are modular: the 5 "roadplates" are held together with bricks. Bit pricey though, at 2x the cost of the previous playmats, even if the new ones come with 90 (Friends) -100 (City) pieces.
Signed EV3MEG, Mini By Martyn Boogaarts