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First the Bike goes wrong - complete carburetor rebuild - big bill ensuing.
Secondly, my glasses frame snaps - trip to the opticians - big bill ensuing.
And just when I thought I was out of the woods, while travelling to pick up my new specs, tractor goes past, flings up a stone, smashes drivers door window.
Not only did I get showered in glass and extremely wet (because it wouldn't have been a dry day now would it) but couldn't pick up my new specs because the shops in the middle of the town centre and I couldn't secure the bloomin car to go and get them.
Moan over, apart from all that, life's good. :)
(Just in case that wasn't Legoey enough for a status, still looking forward to being able to build something when I eventually come into possession of my new specs). :)
No, seriously, what a day, I am not envious :-), thankfully the good humour you're showing is therapeutic.
I've been having fun building #7754 I bought of @monkeyhanger. it came in great condition, the whites are better white than some of the new Lego sets lately. When my son came home from an afternoon at the grandparents he went through the roof from excitement.
It'sreally an amazing playset, not only can you do 'it's a trap' (that never gets old) but you can brief the rebels, fix one of the starcruisers, fill it up with gas. The way you can move the ship and admiral Ackbar's chair around is really a fun addition and works seamlessly. So thank you @monkeyhanger :)
We then went looking for extra rebels and this is how it's looking now.
Postie was kind to me this morning, with my Ultimate Lego Star Wars book arriving just before my first ever Taun Taun in #7749 from @Mr_Cross. Thanks mate!
I'm impressed that the book has #75192 included already, but I guess it's hot off the press and they must have had a slot reserved for it.
I'm also expecting another Really Useful Box delivery today after the courier cracked a few bits in the last delivery :-O
My eleventh-hundred and eleventh comment!
(minus those 16 topics I started, which explains why it says 1127 posts, but those don't count IMO)
Any way, much more of a lurker than a commenter/chatter here on the forum lately, but I try to keep up with it all as best as i can.
Beyond that, trying to break down / take apart pretty much all my sets, so I can refurbish / renovate my apartment in the near future.
So, I am a grad student at Oxford (as of a few weeks ago!), and I was sitting in one of my lectures today, when I notice that the guy in front of me is looking at pictures of Lego on his MacBook screen (it's one of those lecture theatre's that's angled so the people in front of you are slightly below as well). I've met the guy before, and he's the stereotypical Oxford type - floppy hair, corduroy jacket, horn-rimmed glasses - so I'm a little surprised. I see it's actually the @MinifigsMe website he's browsing. At this point I turn my attention back to the lecture like a good student (of course).
Next time I look back, I see he is switching between a Google images tab with pictures of a 16th C scholar type bloke and the Minifigs.Me website. I'm trying really hard not to be nosey at this point, but I'm genuinely intrigued. I remember when I met him that he said he was studying the works of a 16th C writer, and I eventually realise he is actually picking out the components to make a minifig of his dissertation subject.
In between taking lecture notes, I see him going through the various different torsos, legs, heads, etc available. When he sees the mortarboard/academic gown accessories (from the CMF graduate) he is rocking in his seat with suppressed laughter and literally rubbing his hands together with glee that he can actually make a minifig of this Elizabethan writer bloke.
So without wishing to be stalkery - well done Minifigs.Me team for making two people very happy today. 1) the guy who was making the minifig and 2) me for being able to see the apparent joy at the rediscovery of Lego :)
(Had no clue, but the red https://brickset.com/parts/design-30586 gave it away, in combo with the branch-pieces ;))
Overall, the find was a first of its kind in a long time for me, reminding me of the days when money was tight and I had to search high and low for good finds, often just of discarded, partial sets. But that practice was the foundation for the collection I own and cherish to this day.
Let's see if I can make it through without falling aslelep.
^ BADLY?! @dmcc0 wins the understatement of the day award, which is a link to the Brickset list of batman minifigs:
64 - not too many... :-O
Edit: Ooh! I have 8 of them.
Edit edit: Good luck! I wish you all the best, please post photos when complete!
I'm only on around 8 so far too, although I'll have to check exactly which TLBM CMFs I have as I'd lost track of them.
I'd already checked the Brickset list and there are a couple of Duplo figs which I'll probably avoid and also the microfigs (another 8, although actually only 1 batman, the rest are villains etc) plus it would probably not be a sensible idea to go after the Comic-Con exclusives. That takes the ones I still need down to around 45ish. That doesn't sound too bad ;-)
/bookmarks the "What's the most you've spent on a minifig" thread/
Can we please talk about something else now? I barely managed to talk myself out of buying a massive Classic Space collection off someone this morning.
^ You avoided buying Classic Space?! I'm speechless... how do you even... it's there and you... missed opportunity for... but, your CHILDHOOD!?
Etc etc... :-)
My status today is that I've realised after perusing images of batman minifigs, that my one from #76044 (bought last week for my birthday) is missing his cape. And it's definitely missing, not lost! Lego Customer Services here I go, although disturbingly it's not on their inventory of the set... hmm...
As for my own status, I can see properly again so when I get home tonight I can build something, with stickers. yay!
Also a very honourable mention must go out to the best missus in the world as after all my non hobby orientated expenditure in the last two weeks, my wife went and brought me #70618 as an early birthday present. What a gal.
That's my excuse, and it is nothing to do with getting old.
Clicking Auto-Buy shows a total of around £350 from UK based sellers! It may be a while before I'm posting pics of the whole collection!
Did somehow manage to start playing it without creating a save file which was a bit odd as when I restarted the game it was the first thing it asked me to do.
Fortunately I'm rubbish at games so only went through the first level before realising it wasn't saving anything and at least I will know what to do second time round. :D
Must...not...take a closer look at the missing figs in my collection
I have been focusing on my other main hobby(die-cast vehicles), but, I really want to build this 300SL.
Didn't buy anything, but took a photo of the extra large BB-8 inside the shop.