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  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 410
    No worries @stlux. I'm building up slowly.

    Slow progress using still water. 16 bags done, moving to some slightly posh lemonade - San Pelegrino Limone e Menta.
    catwrangler
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 410
    Almost halfway. Fingers getting sore. Not finishing that lemonade; time for some mild lager. No stacks with more than 3 bags yet!




     
    bandit778ClutchPowerHanzocatwrangler
  • JolaJola Surrey, UKMember Posts: 19


    Lego night here and Band of Brothers on TV ....
    Kerregmonkey76Speedman29ClutchPowerHanzoLEGO_Dad77
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ I cannot approve of the use of a Guinness glass to hold a liquid that is clearly not Guinness.
    bandit778Switchfoot55
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,318
    Good viewing choice @Jola Best TV series for a decade for me. I watched it all again recently as well.

    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!
    catwrangler
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 410
    edited July 2017
    What are you building, @Jola? A large technic set judging by the parts and size of the instructions but I can't quite place the colours and the tracks on the left. No idea what the set on the right might be either. Oh, and the colour of your Guinness seems a bit off indeed.

    Short update: four shark army general #1's. Something's off here as well. Switching to Orval.
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    Hello. I haven't been here in a while. What's new?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,221
    @Kerre I approve of the Orval better than what you were having before! Let it give you spiritual guidance when identifying the figs ;)
    Kerre
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,861
    Hello. I haven't been here in a while. What's new?
    don't know about the USA, but here in the UK, we have a shop doing 3 for 2 :-)
    ClutchPower
  • JolaJola Surrey, UKMember Posts: 19
    Sorry but all glasses in the house have Guinness label :)
    funny how on this forum no detail will escape from any photo 

    on the left is bucket excavator, on the right London bus ...


    Kerrebandit778M_BossYodaliciousgmonkey76sid3windr
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 410
    Coincidentally, me sorting Ninjago CMF's prompted my missus to query the number of minifig we have. "Is it one hundred? It must be more than a hundred. Two hundred?"

    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.
    YodaliciousClutchPowerSumoLegobandit778stluxgmonkey76sid3windrsnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 280

    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.

  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    huh... Brickset says 2500+ minifigures; all from logged sets and 1 complete set of CMF (no duplicates)... I cannot see that I have so many!
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 280
    JooTog said:
    huh... Brickset says 2500+ minifigures; all from logged sets and 1 complete set of CMF (no duplicates)... I cannot see that I have so many!

    Yeah, those Minifigs can creep up on you, especially when Microfigs and stuff count as Minifigs in the database.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 755
    JooTog said:
    huh... Brickset says 2500+ minifigures; all from logged sets and 1 complete set of CMF (no duplicates)... I cannot see that I have so many!

    Yeah, those Minifigs can creep up on you, especially when Microfigs and stuff count as Minifigs in the database.
    Do minidolls count as minifigures in the database?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,221
    edited July 2017
    @dmcc0 Yes, minidolls are included in your minifig count.
    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?
    LegopantsYodaliciousSumoLegoSprinkleOttersnowhitiesid3windrgmonkey76catwrangleromnium
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,491
    I almost feel like I can't buy anymore lego just now. Almost..... :)
    It feels like a Monty Python scene, just one more set and my house will burst open with lego pouring out. 
    BillyBricks84MegtheCatsid3windrtallblocktoodatsunrobbieAll_That_Rockscatwrangler
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,954
    In the last five days I have come to the realisation that I am never leaving a black bricked model on display for any length of time ever again!

    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
    stluxGothamConstructionCoLego_StarvizzitorMegtheCattallblocktoocatwrangler
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,938
    stlux said:
    @dmcc0 Yes, minidolls are included in your minifig count.
    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?
    I ordered some parts to fix a phone and ended up also receiving 7 mini screwdrivers, two long 'spudgers', two flat 'spudgers' a sucker for removing screens and one guitar pick. Given that every phone part I ever buy off ebay seems to come with an armful of tools, I've never even thought of using a brick separator!

  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,997

    Me thinketh it be time to break the seals and commence fondling :-)

    stluxLostInTranslationsnowhitiekhmellymelKerrebandit778MegtheCatGothamConstructionCogmonkey76
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 233
    Right now I'm in the middle of cleaning, arranging and fixing up stuff in a new apartment. 3 weeks in and there are still boxes upon boxes to unpack. None of my Lego is accessible and I haven't built anything since about May. I <b>had</b> planned to not get anything new until everything else is unpacked and all the sets rebuilt.

    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.

    bandit778MegtheCatstluxSalamalexLegoboycatwrangler
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    I have decided to venture into the world of DC Super Hero Girls sets because I wanted the Harley Quinn minidoll. So I found #41231 on sale. Then I saw the Wonder Woman movie and decided I needed all of the WW figs, so now I have #41235. Luckily these sets are all on sale at various locations because I feel I may soon "need" more/all of them!
    JooTogvizzitorcatwrangler
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    MegtheCat said:
    I have decided to venture into the world of DC Super Hero Girls sets because I wanted the Harley Quinn minidoll. So I found #41231 on sale. Then I saw the Wonder Woman movie and decided I needed all of the WW figs, so now I have #41235. Luckily these sets are all on sale at various locations because I feel I may soon "need" more/all of them!

    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.
    vizzitorMegtheCat
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,201
    @shib congrats on a tiny new human coming. You do realise not only will the lego be packed away for while but those dvds won't have a chance of being watched for a long time and you certainly can't watch South Park for several years!!! 
    Shibcatwrangler
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,221
    Looks brilliant @Speedman29! Do you also have a picture of the completed bridge?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,226
    @bookmum - why do you think I had it on today?
    bookmumcatwrangler
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 729
    Congratulations @Shib.
    Shib
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,233
    Congrats @Shib!  I'm in the middle of decluttering my spare room too though it's not for little human purposes - it's just about time to claim some space back.

    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!
    ShibMegtheCat
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,050
    Shib said:


    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.
    Or... you could watch 'Frasier' and 'Friends' on Hulu.  That'll probably clear up plenty of space.
    flordsid3windrAanchir
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,050
    edited July 2017
    I wouldn't suggest jetttisoning the physical media!  (I think I have three copies of all of my favorite films.)  But digitizing them (or using a streaming service) enables one to 'permanently' squirrel them away, but still be able to consume the content.

    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...
    Lego_StarSprinkleOtterAanchirsnowhitiecatwrangler
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,226
    My problem is that I don't see the value in paying for a streaming service for things I already own.
    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.
    MegtheCatsnowhitieLegopantscatwranglermessy
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,871
    edited July 2017
    Looks like a great activity @Speedman29.

    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.

    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,050
    Shib said:
    ...Not knocking the minimalist thing for those who like it...
    I suppose I'm a Lego maximist?
    SprinkleOtterYodalicioussnowhitiegmonkey76
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    edited July 2017
    (Wrong thread)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,050
    (Wrong thread)
    But is it the right time?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625

    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.


    GothamConstructionCoCapnRex101snowhitie
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    Reading this thread, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who has a problem with being obsessed with having physical copies of all my CD's despite having an iPod! Not only that, but I order them alphabetically by artist name then year of album release. I don't really consider the CD's themselves a problem, but rather all the unbuilt sets I have to have piled in front of them because I have no room to display any more LEGO at the moment:

    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*
    sid3windrcatwranglersnowhitieLegogramMaffyDtallblocktooMegtheCat
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,521
    Is it just me or does @Adzbadboy image look like the corridor from end of avenged age of ultron with black widow and cap talking before they go in to the new avengers?


    Actually just re-watched  the scene on YouTube- it is! Pretty cool.
    SumoLegoAdzbadboyMaffyD
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    edited July 2017
    Is it just me or does @Adzbadboy image look like the corridor from end of avenged age of ultron with black widow and cap talking before they go in to the new avengers?


    Actually just re-watched  the scene on YouTube- it is! Pretty cool.
    Turns out one of the exbitors at the event worked on the photography department for Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). They mentioned how they shot various scenes for the New Avengers Headquaters at Excel London.



    The Tumbler test scene in Batman Begins (2005) was also filmed at the Excel London, this time in the north halls.


    SumoLegoplasmodiumsnowhitie
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Finally got a "candy" dish for my office. 


    catwranglerstluxsid3windrbandit778SprinkleOttersnowhitietallblocktoo
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,221
    Looking at the new #853656 City and #853671 Friends playmats that have been added to the Brickset database (and [email protected] EU). Perfect companions for those #40170 and #40264 Accessory Sets. That tollbooth now has a parking lot to guard!

    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.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,384
    They do tend to end up at 75% off though. Those should be much easier to store.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,251
    edited July 2017
    It turns out that the issues we started getting with our laptop a few weeks back were warning signs of its imminent demise a week ago. Figuring out a replacement machine hasn't been easy (recently learnt most computer shop sites aren't smartphone friendly), trying to get the old beast to fire up to aid my search has been fun, anything more than two browser tabs causes it to reboot or crash most of the time. If all goes according to plan we should have a new laptop by wednesday (so looking forward to catching up on all the forum posts I've missed), hoping I can still get everything I wanted to do for the Brickheadz competition completed before the deadline. Once I've got my competition entry ideas done, I think my next port of call will be a a few BrickLink orders to make up for lost time.
    xiahna
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,201
    Look what I found today... 
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