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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,176
    Had been told by my "local" Lego Store that they might get a delivery of #75192 MF today. Called them a bit after 7 (they open at 10) and was told they indeed got in a batch, and that I could reserve one for pickup today. Yay!
    Have sold this as good news to my wife, as  now she doesn't have to figure out anymore what to get me for my birthday later this month...

    In all the excitement I forgot to ask them whether they also received those little yellow wheels to slap on the shipping box. Better call them back to ask, or figure out a different way to get the MF to my car...
    omniumsnowhitieLegoboyMegtheCatGothamConstructionCo
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    @stlux I thought that carrying contraption with the wheels and handle automatically came with the mf? Is that a limited release? Can't wait to see those listed on eBay. 
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,176
    @Pumpkin_3CK5 That carrying contraption is indeed standard, however there have been cases where stores received a shipment of MF's without the wheels. As my store is in a pedestrian zone and where I usually park a 15min walk away, I wanted to make sure whether I had to take something with me to comfortable get the box to my car.

    Fortunately store staff told me that "we are putting on the wheels as we speak", so all good :)
    Pumpkin_3CK5KerreomniumLegoboy
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Wow! That's really good! It actually looks better than Lego's official costumes!
    LEGO_Dad77
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621

    On my way to Belgium for the weekend for a LEGO fan event.


    GothamConstructionCosnowhitie
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,472
    ^^ Very good!
    Sounds like it might last a year or two with expansion capability.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    Thank you! Haha, maybe.... he’s 8 and growing fast. XD
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
    Bit late, but I'll jump on the question bandwagon:
    1. What LEGO themes do you collect? City/Friends, modular buildings, Sci-fi and generally any other minifig-scale themes that happen to catch my interest. Also Bionicle, 'cos I'm rather nostalgic for the early years.
    2. How big is your LEGO collection? Brickset says I've got 956 sets, so roughly that big innit.
    3. What's your favourite Minifigure? Was there ever any doubt?
    4. What's your favourite set? Can't pick an all-time fave off the top of my head, but for 2017 I'd definitely say that #70607 Ninjago City Chase is a shoo-in for my set of the year - in terms of both build quality and sheer value for money, it's an absolute corker.
    5. What's your latest LEGO purchase? #70903 Riddler Riddle Racer, half price from a market stall - not something I would've grabbed full-price, but for £15 it's a bargain!
    6. How do you display your collection? Shelves, shelves and more shelves.
    7. How do you dust your collection? With a really small paintbrush.
    8. How do you store your spare parts? 
    9. What else do you collect? Nothing much else, really - I've got the odd piece of assorted film/show/videogame merch here and there, but not enough of anything non-lego to consider a true "collection" to be honest.
    10. What are you reading right now? This forum.
    11. What set do you regret buying? Can't think of any, nah.
    MaffyDxwingpilot
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,378
    Ready (maybe, mostly) for our show tomorrow. If anyone's in the Nashville area come by the downtown library and say Hi.

    www.brickblast.org
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    edited November 2017


    Straight Outta Ninjago. Lloyd’s staying like this.
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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Silently cursing the creation of stud-blasters and trying to figure out how to make my tiny collection of normal blasters spread over all my Star Wars troopers.
    Pumpkin_3CK5Bumblepants
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 281
    *Jumps on bandwagon*:
    1. What LEGO themes do you collect? Star Wars, Marvel, City and Creator Expert (Modulars + Fairground)
    2. How big is your LEGO collection? The database tells me I have 88 sets, 343 minifigs, and 77199 pieces.
    3. What's your favourite Minifigure? An Iron Man. Or Iron Patriot. Or the Resistance Pilots. Too many to choose!
    4. What's your favourite set? #10243, #10255, #10247, #10244, or 
    5. What's your latest LEGO purchase? #75192....
    6. How do you display your collection? Ikea everything...
    7. How do you dust your collection? I don't - I live in anarchy
    8. How do you store your spare parts? One big horrible messy drawer. It's a nightmare
    9. What else do you collect? I don't really "collect" anything else. I just buy specific things I like
    10. What are you reading right now? Inferno Squad book in preparation for the upcoming game - in a bit of a new canon binge.
    xwingpilot
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 880
    Jenni said:
    Ready (maybe, mostly) for our show tomorrow. If anyone's in the Nashville area come by the downtown library and say Hi.

    www.brickblast.org
    All the best!  I have a week to go, lots of fun
    Jenni
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 308
    There is nothing better than reading a random thread only to find an amazing post by @Istokg.

    Was reading about gluing Lego to wood. Learn that the Norwegians used to nail their base plates to wood. 
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,091
    There is nothing better than reading a random thread only to find an amazing post by @Istokg.

    Was reading about gluing Lego to wood. Learn that the Norwegians used to nail their base plates to wood. 
    Thanks so much! Danke tausend mal! Merci mille fois!  Grazie mille!  

    My online collectors guide... soon to be a 9 volume LEGO Encyclopedia has 1,000 things you likely never knew about LEGO!  ;-)
    Addicted2Oxygen
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 51
    Ok, I like this:
    1.what LEGO themes do you collect? Creator Expert and good city sets.
    2.how big is your collection? ~30050 registered parts, and a bunch of parts I didn't assign tags.
    3.what is your favorite minifigure? Any LEGO employee fig.
    4.what is your favorite set? Parisian restaurant.
    5.what is your latest Lego purchase? The dimensions starter pack.
    6.how do you display your collection? My city is on desks, but instead of legs low wheels.
    7.how do you dust your collection? Rebuilding everything. Turns out, it really works!
    8.how do you store your spare parts? Together with all my sets that I use for building.
    9.what else do your collect? Books from Percy Jackson and it's spinoffs.
    10.what are you reading right now? The Dinner from Herman Koch, because of the literature books we have to read for Dutch.





    xwingpilot
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    So I can't be bothered to type all the questions so I will just do the answers in one long sentence. 
    "Creator,City,Friends, less than I would like, unicorn girl, Catherine Cat's Cottage, last years Santa, top of the book case, I don't, many plastic boxes, children's books and a Christmas themed chick lit".
    Feel free to make up the matching questions!! 
    brickventureslegogal
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 765
    @SirBrickalotOfLego
    Happy Birthday! I was thinking about starting the Snowspeeder I picked up yesterday, so this is an omen ;)
    SirBrickalotOfLego
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 410
    @omnium
    Thank you! I highly recommend the Snowspeeder, it surpassed my expectations a lot!
    omnium
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    * jumps on bandwagon, falls off slightly *

    1. I buy anything except CCBS stuff
    2. I have approximately 180,000 pieces
    3. Prefer minidolls over minifigs. <3 Emma
    4. Favourite set is always the next one ;)
    5. Today I bought the 40203 Halloween vampire set
    6. I have display shelves
    7. I try to dust but never do
    8. Store my pieces in various sizes of labelled drawers, boxes and tubs
    9. I have started collecting clone brands (forgive me)
    10. Don't read books, podcasts ftw!
    snowhitieFowlerBricks
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    Finally bought a set at Amazon that's 27% off (Stone Colossus of Ultimate Destruction). Of course, I probably have in the past, but my memory betrays me.


    FowlerBricksBumblepants
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 765
    @omnium
    Thank you! I highly recommend the Snowspeeder, it surpassed my expectations a lot!
    Well, I finished it in one sitting. Took about 4 hours, I guess. I've ended up with a spare trans orange 1x2 plate and I'm missing a dark bley 1x2, so I'm pretty sure I built one of the engine sections wrong :) I guess that's what happens when you watch Blue Planet II whilst building ;)

    I'll go back and investigate this morning.

    I realised this is the first set I've ever built that comes with a proper stand.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Gaetan and Sophie chose a fantastic location for the AFOLs Untied event this weekend in Belgium. The blend of the old and contemporary interior (not pictured...) was a interesting design, and it made it so much more interesting as an experience for both exibitors and the general public.




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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,176
    Met Santa in the Saarbrücken Lego Store on Friday:



    Not sure though what to make of this guy smirking in the corner:



    Hopefully he doesn't plan on blowing up all the presents Santa's bringing!

    FowlerBricksWookie2catwranglerchrisalddinpiratemania7snowhitieLittleLori
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Back on BrickSet after a long hiatus (though not. Complete Lego Dark Age!). Signed up for the Inside Tour this morning. Hoping I get picked!  Anyone been denied in the past?  I heard it’s a small percentage of applicants that get in. 
    FowlerBricks
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    I’ve safely made it back home to London. I spend the entire day sightseeing in Belgium. All the coverage of Rock That Block / AFOLs United will be posted this week.



    FowlerBrickssid3windrricecakecatwranglertallblocktoosnowhitieLittleLoriMynatt
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,254
    Spent last night researching my Secret Santa person and then brainstorming for ideas.
    FowlerBricksTheOriginalSimonBMaffyDGothamConstructionCo
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 818
    Sacrificed 2 lectures at uni and £649.99 for a UCS Falcon. It's a shame the store couldn't hold it for me until after uni but I'm glad to finally own one :-D
    BumblepantsomniumLegoboyGothamConstructionConwr122
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 393
    1. What LEGO themes do you collect? City, Creator Expert (modulars), Star Wars, Not a Ninjago guy, but LOVE the Ninjago Movie Sets, some Super Heroes stuff
    2. How big is your LEGO collection? Not very. Have 26 sets.
    3. What's your favourite Minifigure? Tough call, but I love the hiker from Series 16
    4. What's your favourite set? I love the modulars, but my favorite right now is #70618 Destiny's Bounty. Takes me back to my pirate ship days as a kid.
    5. What's your latest LEGO purchase? #21312 Women NASA
    6. How do you display your collection? Shelves. 
    7. How do you dust your collection? Small brush
    8. How do you store your spare parts? In labeled bags in bins
    9. What else do you collect? Not much. I spend a lot of time outdoors fishing and cycling
    10. What are you reading right now? Battle of Britain by James Holland 
    11. What set do you regret buying? Nothing yet
    FowlerBricksxwingpilotsnowhitie
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    well let see.
    1. what LEGO themes do you collect? Nexo Knights, DC Super Hero Girls. Dimensions, Modular Buildings, Star Wars, Ninjago. are the main themes.
    2. how big is your collection? over 400 set's. so a good size. 
    3. what is your favorite minifigure? Any LEGO employee fig. with #71011-16 Queen a close 2nd.
    4. what is your favorite set?
    #70618 Destiny's Bounty. i dont have Ninjago City yet but i think it will replace Destiny's Bounty when i do get it as number 1. #70751 Temple of Airjitzu is 2nd and well get push down to 3rd when i get Ninjago City.  after that is Ghostbusters HQ. but i have no good place to display it.
    5. what is your latest Lego purchase? The Y-Wing #75172.
    6. how do you display your collection? any place i can find room to place a set.
    7. how do you dust your collection? people dust there collections?. so that is what all the white stuff is on my Temple of Airjitzu i need to fix that. (when i do dust. i use a paint brush that's never seen a can of paint.)
    8. how do you store your spare parts? dont know what there called but it works.
    9. what else do your collect? pokemon games.
    10. what are you reading right now? right now? none. the last real book i picked up but did not finish is harry potter and the cursed child, the last book i read from start to finished was harry potter and the deathly hallows, (when it 1st came out.)
    xwingpilotSalamalexcatwranglerMegtheCat
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,281
    interesting, I found the queen pretty average. actually, I think I'm getting less and less interested in CMFs as I can often get better minifigs from sets. Dragon Forge was pretty fantastic minifigures-wise btw, there are at least 3 of them I would call outstanding.
    Yodalicious
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,844

    Aquaman?
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77
  • readersamreadersam USAMember Posts: 62
    I am continuing to work on my Friend's town. Almost have the neighborhood done, then I'm going to work on the beach, ranch, carnival site, park, downtown, and out of town sites. Still a long way to go. I have to keep buying more baseplates as I keep running out.
    sid3windr
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,752
    1. what LEGO themes do you collect? Mostly Ideas, Town/City, Castle, and other historical themes like Vikings, Pirates and Adventurers, plus whatever reminds me of 80s/90s Space subthemes. Fortunately I'm not completist about any of those. 
    2. how big is your collection? About 275 sets, once I subtract books and CMFs from Brickset's total. 
    3. what is your favorite minifigure? I like the simplicity of the ones with the classic faces - Forestman and Futuron (Yellow) are childhood favourites.
    4. what is your favorite set? 
    Medieval Market Village. 
    5. what is your latest Lego purchase? Women of NASA. 
    6. how do you display your collection? I usually have the latest 2 or 3 sets I've built out, gathering dust on the nearest available surface.
    7. how do you dust your collection? With a dedicated makeup brush. 
    8. how do you store your spare parts? It's in a state of flux right now. 
    9. what else do your collect? Children's books. Vintage Christmas decorations. 
    10. what are you reading right now? Kim Newman's "Anno Dracula" series.
    xwingpilotmustang69chrisalddinMegtheCat
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 392
    1. what LEGO themes do you collect? Modular, Winter Village and Fairground. I have quite a few Star Wars sets but its not really a theme I collect, I just get what I like from the line. I also have a couple Scooby Doo sets and Marvel/DC sets.
    2. how big is your collection? 177 sets according to Brickset :). 
    3. what is your favorite minifigure? I think I'd have to say Fairy Batman.
    4. what is your favorite set? 
    At the moment it would be the Disney Castle but that will probably change when I get the UCS Falcon.
    5. what is your latest Lego purchase? Set-wise it would be the WV Train Station. I did pick up some PaB since then though.
    6. how do you display your collection? I have a couple long shelves in the living room that has the Modulars and Fairground sets on them. On the stair landing shelf I have the original UCS X-wing along with the UCS Tie, funny enough my wife put her Tower Bridge inbetween them :P . In the bedroom I have a shelf unit that has the rest of the Star Wars sets I have. During the holidays I get out a 4'x8' table for my Winter Village set up.
    7. how do you dust your collection? I use an air compressor and feather duster. 
    8. how do you store your spare parts? I use bead boxes for the small parts (I think I have about 15 of these and 6 quart boxes for the larger parts (have 20 or so of these). 
    9. what else do your collect? Not much else really now. I used to collect Star Wars action figures starting with the power of the force 2 line that started in 1995 but I dont have much of those left. Other than that I have a few boxes of comic books but I have gotten any new ones in a few years. 
    10. what are you reading right now? Game of Thrones, reading this with the wife (we read chapters to each other.)
    xwingpilotMegtheCat
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    edited November 2017
    While I was setting up for the second shot of Rocka, he got cold (it was a 40 degree rainy day), so he lit a fire. It looked nice, so I decided to photograph it.

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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Aaagh! Why so many pictures!?!? I only wanted one!! Heeeelllpp!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    And now I can't remove them. Crap. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,513
    edited November 2017
    ^What a spammer... :)


    In other news, I'm nearly done sorting, cleaning, and second sorting my bin of bulk Lego I picked up recently. Super excited to start parting out into sets to see what I have complete and what I can work on completing! 

    Two questions: First, can anyone recommend a good way at sorting out Light Blue Gray and Light Gray? I think I've sorted the bulk of it, but then keep second guessing myself and think my eyes are tricking me. 

    Second, I know there are ways to brighten white bricks. Are there effective ways to restore other colors? Namely blue and gray? I believe the lot I bought has two #924 (Space Cruiser), but the bricks are pretty toast color-wise. I'd love to bring it back to life it that's even possible?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,269
    edited November 2017
    I haven't posted a LEGO status in a while so will follow @xwingpilot's good example...

    1. What LEGO themes do you collect?
    I actively collect Creator Expert, Star Wars, Super Heroes, BrickHeadz, The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO NINJAGO Movie sets as well as Collectable Minifigures. Otherwise I go for whatever takes my fancy which tends to include a lot of NINJAGO, Speed Champions and Elves.
    2. How big is your collection? 2301 sets, 5269 minifigures and 585102 pieces. I have plenty of loose parts for building too but couldn't put a figure to those.
    3. What is your favourite minifigure? The Riddler (sh334).
    4. What is your favourite set? I find it almost impossible to pick one so will mention a few. #7662 Trade Federation MTT, #21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V, #71040 Disney Castle and #75192 Millennium Falcon are all in the running.
    5. What is your latest LEGO purchase? #70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON which came from Toys R Us yesterday afternoon.
    6. How do you display your collection? A combination of BILLY bookcases, KALLAX units and other shelving. About a third of my collection is on display and the rest is in storage but my displays often cycle so nothing remains hidden in the cupboard for too long.
    7. How do you dust your collection? I use a range of Supreme Dusters of varying sizes.
    8. How do you store your spare parts? My loose parts are stored in a total of fourteen Really Useful scrapbook drawer towers.
    9. What else do you collect? Star Wars Black Series figures as well as a few other bits of Star Wars memorabilia.
    10. What are you reading right now? Nothing in particular at the moment, although I am in a constant state of needing to consult Star Wars reference books for research purposes.
    tallblocktooxwingpilotFowlerBrickschrisalddinGothamConstructionCoMegtheCat
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 272
    Better late than never...
    1. what LEGO themes do you collect? CMFs (all except Mr Gold & German footy team), Modulars (GE onwards), several Ideas, various TLM, TLBM & TLNM sets and sets with interesting minifigs.
    2. how big is your collection? Enough to need a shed. Think my Brickset numbers are skewed by CMFs but between 150-200 actual sets I think.
    3. what is your favorite minifigure? After my sig fig, probably Emmett, or Ned Flanders! 
    4. what is your favorite set?
    Love my Saturn V but might now be Ideas Fishing Shack just built. Will probably be Ninjago City once built.
    5. what is your latest Lego purchase? The two Xmas seasonal vignettes. 
    6. how do you display your collection? Mostly in shed, some on desk, windowsill and on drawers in spare room.
    7. how do you dust your collection? Feather duster.
    8. how do you store your spare parts? Mix of Really Useful Boxes & Keter drawer units.
    9. what else do your collect? Nothing. One addiction is enough.
    10. what are you reading right now? Nothing at moment but building Amazon wish list for Xmas. SciFi, Fantasy & Thrillers.
    Thanks to OP for the questions.
    xwingpilotMegtheCat
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Whew. Thanks to whichever Moderator who fixed my pic blunder.
    HugeYellowBrickSumoLego
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,290
    edited November 2017
    Oh, what the heck:

    1. what LEGO themes do you collect? CMFs (scattered from s4 onwards, complete Disney, 16, 17 and Ninjago Movie) and then whatever takes my fancy.  Mostly Ninjago of late but also Creator and seasonal stuff.
    2. how big is your collection? Currently 534 sets, but that includes CMFs and magazine gifts.
    3. what is your favorite minifigure? Gong & Guitar Rocker.
    4. what is your favorite set? 
    Movie Destiny's Bounty for the build, and Ideas Ecto-1 for firmly dragging me back into the light.
    5. what is your latest Lego purchase? Friends Magazine.
    6. how do you display your collection? Just re-did my study with lots of Billy Bookcases so in those (along with books!).
    7. how do you dust your collection? Camera air-brush..
    8. how do you store your spare parts? Segmented boxes from Wilko plus ice cream tubs and one Creative Box.
    9. what else do your collect? Books and CDs (well, I have a lot of them but wouldn't say I was a collector)
    10. what are you reading right now? Sue Perkins - Spectacles.
    MegtheCatxwingpilotcatwrangler
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,607
    Testing out my photography and editing skills:


    kbwLegopantsMegtheCatAddicted2OxygenLittleLoriBumblepantsMynatt
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