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What's the longest you have gone without purchasing anything Lego-related?

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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    Nothing since 2017 ;-)
    Fizyx
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,093
    I'm technically at day four, but since I'm keeping a pair of the Hamley's polys... 

    Back to day one.
    MegtheCatdavetheoxygenmangmonkey76Onebricktoomany
  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 205
    bought something on BL last night. before that i'm not sure... it's all kind of a blur
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    8 days! Bought some stuff on 12/26. 
    Onebricktoomany
  • stefxanstefxan AustriaMember Posts: 61
    Fireheart said:
    I have made a deal with the devil (aka the wife) that I will not purchase any LEGO related items till 31st March*

    *One caveat that I have managed to add in was that “if” there are any Black VIP card deals during this period then I am allowed to get these.

    Its going to be hard to do. But a deal is a deal.
    This sounds like a challenge! Does the devil know that you will spend the same money you would now spend just some months later?
    sid3windr
  • Darth_Jar_JarDarth_Jar_Jar Near explosions Member Posts: 43
    March 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015. Thanks to the Force Awakens, these voices in my head told me to buy something, so I bought 75099 (Rey's Tractor) which lead to me spending over $300 on LEGO within the next week. 
    77ncaachampsMegtheCat
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,592
    I have bought nothing so far this year, it's part of my New Years Resolution list. The only thing I plan on getting is the diner and promo set at the end of the month and I have all the points I need to get them free. After that I have given Lego the heave ho for the year. Will be dumping lots of sets on Ebay this year. 
    77ncaachamps
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 620
    Fireheart said:
    I have made a deal with the devil (aka the wife) that I will not purchase any LEGO related items till 31st March*

    *One caveat that I have managed to add in was that “if” there are any Black VIP card deals during this period then I am allowed to get these.

    Its going to be hard to do. But a deal is a deal.
    The deal is now starting from tomorrow, so 6th Jan till the 31st March.

    Renegotiation of the deal. I haven’t fell at the first hurdle ;)
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    ^ So you are just going to buy it all today then?
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 620
    ^ No just 1 item that popped up on eBay that I didn’t have in my collection.. let’s hope no more come up. 
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    Just remember - tomorrow never comes ;-)
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 785
    Other than the Batman series 2 CMFs, I’m hoping to last until the next double points sale at least. I want to continue to pump the brakes this year. There are a few random minifigs my kids want, the Diner, some of the Creator 3 in 1, Tron, Voltron if it happens, and then there’s Harry Potter later this year.

    Please Lego, please don’t come out with anything else awesome.
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 393
    does anyone know when the 2x VIP points events will be this year in EU?
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 94
    I almost made it a whole month once. Usually I struggle to beat a fortnight.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    Anything less than 17 minutes shouldn't count...
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Not counting a trade, I’m at about a month since my last true purchase. I’ve massively narrowed my wants for 2018 as well. Let’s see if I stick to it. The Diner, Millenium Falcon (no, not the big guy; actually the one from Solo), and some specific minifigs. The problem will come when the JW and HP sets come out. I’ll want all of those. 
    MegtheCatOnebricktoomanySumoLego
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,678
    About 5 minutes.
    FowlerBricks
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,543
    the longest is 5 minutes? wow, you don't even have time for sleeping !

    if you want to reduce your spending, that won't be easy. it's lego's 60th birthday and they expect you to be very, very generous.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 785
    Going to get Series 18 next month, and unless there are some amazing freebies between now and October, I am going on a Lego hiatus.
    Onebricktoomany
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 243
    Currently my record is about 7 years. The last thing I bought was a Spider-Man set back in December, but it wasn’t for me so...

    Years without incident: ~1
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 892
    ^Um...HOW!?!?!?
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76sid3windrM_Boss
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 243
    ^I was only into Bionicle for a long time, and didn’t pick up any theme after G1 ended. I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any G2 sets, but after the cancellation I caved in and acquired a handful.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Was about to clear a month...

    then TRU announced it was liquidating.

    And the 99cent Stores started carrying the new Dimension sets.

    Finally, I had Target gift cards given to me and they had $5.99 Rey and Kyle Brickheadz.
    Fizyxsid3windrpharmjodOnebricktoomany
  • RevanRevan In The ForceMember Posts: 1
    To be honest I'm not 100% sure. I'm guessing probably a few months. As of right now, I'm currently saving up for a few sets and should hopefully get them soon. The last set I purchased was #76086, The Knightcrawler Attack set in the Justice League line. 
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Back up to 6 months again...

    So that's a total purchase history (for myself) of the Lester and Darth Revan polybags in the last year!
    77ncaachamps
  • Darth_TaterDarth_Tater CanadaMember Posts: 1
    10-11 years. I just started getting back into LEGO.
    SearchlightRGBumblepantsFizyx
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 243
    10-11 years. I just started getting back into LEGO.
    Darn, there goes my record.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited March 2018
    10-11 years. I just started getting back into LEGO.
    Darn, there goes my record.
    I'm not sure a dark age counts...
    Astrobricks
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Back up to 6 months again...

    So that's a total purchase history (for myself) of the Lester and Darth Revan polybags in the last year!
    It's just occurred to me that I'm talking a load of megablocks here - I bought a VIP keychain last month! Doh!
    FowlerBricks77ncaachamps
  • readersamreadersam USAMember Posts: 62
    I didn't get into LEGO until I was an adult so 34 years. Then in 2010 I bought all the old HP sets and a few pirate sets. Then I stopped again for another 2.5 years because I was busy with other things. Since I have started buying regularly again, I usually go a quarter without buying. I am caught up in almost all the themes I get regularly so I only buy more LEGO when the new releases come out each quarter. However the past 2 years when I was getting caught up, I bought at least twice a month.
    FowlerBricks77ncaachamps
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    I've been on a Mega Construx kick lately, but I'd consider that Lego related. I've been good so far this month about not spending money on them, though I made let's build videos (Brick Building Fun on Youtube), so I have to keep a steady stream of builds coming out twice a week. But I have videos scheduled through April, so I can save up for a splurge in May. ;)
    77ncaachamps
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,958
    I managed a couple of months before succumbing to the latest series of CMF, TRU closing down, Tescos sales and more. I think I've bought LEGO five out of the last ten days!
    FizyxAnkhros
  • stefxanstefxan AustriaMember Posts: 61
    I didn´t buy anything since May 4th ^^. Now I´m struggling with the VW Beetle because of an amazon UK Promo....
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    edited May 2018
    For me it's basically from one 2x VIP points bonus to the next one. Last years I somehow improved my self-control and reduced Day 1 purchases to almost non-existent by always waiting for the double VIP promo.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    As a TFOL, that's really not something to be proud of. For me? Well, waaay back when I was saving for #7965 I went roughly three months - six to save up, broken in half by one bargain Space purchase. Those were some rough times. My aunt bet I couldn't take a KFC box to school as my bag for the whole week, so I have to partially thank her.
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 94
    As I'm a nerd I have a detailed spreadsheet documenting my LEGO purchases since returning to the light.

    Yes, seriously.

    56 days back in June/July '16. Then 42 days in June/July last year. Average appears to be 10-14 days. Wonder what it is about June/July?
    Baby_Yoda
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    As I'm a nerd I have a detailed spreadsheet documenting my LEGO purchases since returning to the light.

    Yes, seriously.

    56 days back in June/July '16. Then 42 days in June/July last year. Average appears to be 10-14 days. Wonder what it is about June/July?
    I was going to say “summer weather” then I realized it’s winter down there...

  • Bludchylde1Bludchylde1 Member Posts: 49
    Been since August that I have bought any Lego.

    Problem is, I collect Lego, TransFormers and Marvel Legends and I'm used to seeing the same sets sitting for so long that I put those two lines as a priority for what little free spending money I have.

    The only downside is that when I finally get around to buying Lego anymore, the sets I were my eye on for some reason just stop being on the shelf. And I literally mean as in I saw the set last week while getting groceries.
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 94
    77ncaachamps said:

    I was going to say “summer weather” then I realized it’s winter down there...

    At first I thought it was seasonal (too cold to shop?) but then I realised it's probably because June 1st is always a big release day for TLG so I probably just spend too much and then have to rein it in for a bit.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,097
    Baby_Yoda said:
    My aunt bet I couldn't take a KFC box to school as my bag for the whole week, so I have to partially thank her.
    I'm not sure if I should be worried for your aunt, or just really like her style

  • iwakurakaitouiwakurakaitou Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 14
    Well, I just came out of my so-called "dark ages" back in July, but since then I don't think I've gone even a week without buying at least one set.

    BumblepantsFowlerBricksMegtheCat
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 314
    Trying to save for holiday in April and every few quid im  seeing great sales ,I'm  resisting for now but that might just be holding back the tsunami
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Whenever the paycheck comes, it's really tempting but with double points and a LEGO gc, my streak of one month ends today!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,357
    I only bought Ninjago City during the just-ended double VIP. Does that count as restraint?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,473
    Sure! Of course, the title of this thread is "What's the longest you have gone without purchasing anything LEGO-related"! I'm still impressed. You waited a year to get an extra $15 of VIP points. I couldn't do that!
    Astrobricks
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,093
    Everyone should be re-set to ZERO days.
    AstrobricksBaby_YodaAddicted2OxygenOnebricktoomanyBillyBricks84
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 785
    I have been really good lately. Nothing since I finished the Harry Potter CMF series. The imminent demise of Brick Bank may draw me back in. We'll see. 

    Can't believe BB is on the way out already.
    SumoLegoOnebricktoomany
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,357
    SumoLego said:
    Everyone should be re-set to ZERO days.
    I increasingly cannot even comprehend the subject of this thread :)
    SumoLegoOnebricktoomany77ncaachamps
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