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I love a list! I like thinking up lists and I like reading (and agreeing - or disagreeing with) other people's lists too.
So give me your Top Five!
Could be anything...
- Top Five sets
- Top Five elements
- Top Five hiding places for stashing purchases that maybe you shouldn't have bought
- Top Five reasons why that UCS Millennium Falcon was a day one purchase
- Top Five comebacks for people who say 'Lego? But that's for children isn't it?'
- Top Five reasons for visiting Brickset
I'll kick off with...My Top Five excuses for coming home with an unplanned purchase...
- I was going to buy it anyway, and I saw it going cheap!
- They're going to stop making it soon, and if I missed it now I'd have to pay inflated prices!
- There was a freebie if I bought it today!
- But I had lots of points on my VIP card - it was practically free!
- What? That old thing? I've had that ages!
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1. Gertie Goat.
2. Ricky Racoon
3. Bonnie Bunny
4. Morty Mouse
5. Lisa Lamb
2) Roman soldier
3) Battle goddess
5) Frightening Knight
1. Fire Brigade modular
2. Taj Mahal (the old one)
3. Batman Tumbler
4. Monster Hunters Castle (not HH)
5. UCS Imperial Shuttle
1. I missed out on the original
2. It was cheaper than a used or bricklinked, original
3. It' better in almost every way than the original.
4. Wife won' let me buy the original
5. I have never bought a Millenium Falcon lego set before. I love the ship but wasn' satisfied with a 'system scale' version.
1. Haunted House
2. Mill Village Raid
3. Guarded Inn re-release
4. Viking Ship Challenges the Midgard Serpent
5. Motorised Walking AT-AT
1. 9499 Gungan Sub
2. 7171 Mos Espa Podrace
3. 7162 Gungan Sub
4. 7121 Naboo Swamp
5. 75088 AAT
(Lot of sets with untapped potential)
1. This is only my second set this month! (it's not)
2. But I got this for you! (no, I didn't)
3. I really needed this for my city! (actually, I'm thinking of were the hell I'm going to put this)
4. It was on sale! (sometimes it was, usually...no)
5. I just really wanted it (always true)
1. Anything in a polybag
2. Collectable Minifigure Series
3. Mighty Micros
5. Winter Village-related sets
2. Sand blue
1. "I cannot be responsible if your order goes missing and you didn't pay for insurance."
2. PayPal fees charged extra.
3. Average lot fees.
4. Refunding for the key part they "cannot find" and sending the other crap you only ordered to meet their minimum buy.
5. This is not my main job! You should feel honoured that I allow you to buy my Lego. Orders will be packing the same year payment is received, and posted some time this millennium.
6. Nobody actually says this but it's true for 100s of BL sellers. "I'm not paying tax on my BL income which means I'm not a business and don't have to comply with consumer laws."
Top 5 childhood sets I plan on buying again at some point!
1. #6810 Laser Ranger - first Lego set I ever bought. Only 41 pieces but it was amazing and I was instantly hooked.
2. #6285 Black Seas Barracuda - first 'big' set. Disappointingly was missing a key piece so never finished it per the instructions.
3. #6395 Victory Lap Raceway - my second 'big' set. Absolutely loved this set, it had everything!
4. #6353 Coastal Cutter - looking at the Brickset images I'm a little disappointed. I remember it being so much bigger! This set had me drooling at the big harbour scenes in the catalogues.
5. #6265 Sabre Island - finally had some soldiers to pit against my Barracuda! Not that they stood a chance...
Clearly I was (and still am) a sucker for the giant raised baseplates.
I’ll add my top 5 reasons for building a set from the stash:
1. Crappy day/week at work
2. Found some display space that NEEDS to be filled.
3. Realising a stashed set has a part wanted for a MOC (but it would be madness to take the part out before having built the set)
4. Unexpected time home alone
5. Do I really even need a reason?
1. What better way to start a list than with 1-2-3 Marie? In set #3122 Marie shows off some awesome hair styling which alone deserves some top spot love.
2. Coming in at number two is 'Kitchen'. Sub meatballs for the chicken and this image of #3115 is basically the outcome of any trip to Ikea.
3. Christian in Toughwear. When the wearing gets tough, the tough get wearing. Or something like that. #3158
4. These are real Lego sets by the way if you were wondering. #3123 Emma's Chill Out Kitchen is the second kitchen to make the Top 5. However, it's the only kitchen to feature a green bag which looks like it is trying really hard not to tell a dirty joke it just thought up.
5. And finally, our number five: #3120 Additional Room. Because who wants a set with more than one piece?
Five cool sets from the 70's
1. #730 Steam shovel with carrier
2. #580 Brickyard
3. #780 Road Construction
4. #455 Learjet
5. #480 Rescue Helicopter
#490 Mobile crane
#565 Moon landing
#435 Tipper truck
The only one I never got was the Brickyard but wore the rest of them out!
Because I don't like them ;)
Top Five themes/subthemes I regret not having got into:
1. Monster Fighters (2012)
2. City: Farm (2009 - 10)
3. Adventurers: Orient Expedition (2003)
4. Prince of Persia (2010)
5. Castle: Fantasy Era (2007 - 9)
5. Toys R Us (2/$5 minifigures)
5. ferris wheel / pirate ship ambush : 60cm high / wide
4. Kingdoms joust : 62 cm wide
3. Vladek's dark fortress : 64 cm wide
2. The silent mary : 68 cm wide
1. Tower of Orthanc : 73 cm high
1. #7740 InterCity - Original and best, the flagship of the initial wave was a massive leap forward in design, with loco and coaches in distinctive red and yellow livery
2. #7760 Shunter - classy and endearing little standalone model, not really done since
3. #7745 High Speed Train - clearly based on the TGV and precursor to the Horizon Express, this seemed like another design leap at the time.
4. #7750 Steam Engine - excitingly large for the time and often at the forefront of contemporary advertising - still a holy grail for many collectors
5. #7735 Freight Train - great little engine and good selection of rolling stock
1. To find out what new stuff is coming, that I don't need to buy or have room or money for
2. Add sets to my collection following number 1 above
3. See whats on offer and where for sets I wouldn't pay RRP for
4. Read the good content, reviews, articles ad the like the front page brings
5. Peruse the forums to find new ideas, opinions, builds etc
My Top 5 cities (in no order)
1. Blacktron II: Future Generation
4. Time Cruisers
1. Classic Space
...and that's all.
#5: Green Goblin. I really like this figure's color scheme, and the printing is nice as well
#4: Drax. His tattoos are so intricate that it's not even funny! I wish his face was a little happier, though
#3: Thanos. Once again, this color scheme is brilliant, and its the only Thanos figure so far... plus it's a bigfig! Who doesn't like bigfigs?
#2: War machine. I recently acquired this figure, and I always like the new ones, so this one is high on the list. It looks great!
#1: Gladiator Hulk. This choice needs no explanation...
1. Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
2. Tucker 48
3. Ferrari Enzo
4. Lola T70
5. Any modern Lamborghini
Honorable mention: 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda. While I plan to definitely build this, I still have no isea how to go about this. I’ll figure it out. Eventually.
1.If it is in the floor then it is as good as dust.
2.Well it shouldn't have been on the shelf(4 feet off the floor)
3.You did something to upset me,don't remember what,but you did.
5.Repeat number 4.
The green admittedly, is not quite "classic" yet, but I never really liked the yellow variation.
5. Ice Planet 2002
5. #6346 Shuttle Launching Crew
4. #6845 Cosmic Charger
3. #6953 Cosmic Laser Launcher
2. #6886 Galactic Peace Keeper
1. #8064 Universal Motor Set
My top five post-dark age sets:
5. #60095 Deep Sea Exploration Vessel
4. #21108 Ecto-1
3. #75881 Ford GT & GT40
2. #70816 Benny's Spaceship
1. #70618 Destiny's Bounty
5. TLBM Lobster Lovin' Batman
4. TLBM March Harriet
3. S15 Frightening Knight
2. TLBM Vacation Batman
1. S14 Werewolf
1) Anatomical Expletives
2) Foul Language
3) Extreme Profanity
4) Swearing and Cursing
5) Lego Brick Separator
5. #7892 Hospital. The only hospital in history where more injuries occur AT the hospital than the city it's in. Possibly dedicated solely to the care of Parkour participants...
4. #3314 Police Unit. TLG has a strict non violence policy... Lego City's Police Force always employ justifiable force.
3. #1687 Midnight Transport. What exactly gets transported in suitcases at midnight? Why is that muscle shirted guy loading a dark van on a remote desert airstrip? Cue the Miami Vice music...
2. #4621 Red Flash Station. Flashing is the only thing this station is actually large enough for! I'm not sure who's flashing who but I don't trust that guy with the silver moustache for a second.
1. #6404 Carriage Ride. Horse - check, Carriage - check, fancy suit - check, whip - check, lady without pants - huh? Seriously TLG? Fifty shades of WTH...
5. Cannot throw away box.
4. Extra pieces stay with the set, and so does the brick separator.
3. Those numbered bags are going to be useful for something.
2. Sprues (ex. 3742 flower heads, 6246 tool wheel) are official LEGO parts, must keep.
1. Empty sticker sheets... yep gotta save.
1. #928 - Space Cruiser and Moonbase. Stupid older brother who got it instead.
2. #8169 - Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. Why didn't I see this set? Why?
3. #75011 - Tantive IV & Planet Alderaan. "Nope, I don't need this to go with my other planets sets. Firstly, I get a mini T4 with my Star Destroyer, and secondly, it's not like they'll release loads of other OT spaceships in polybags and magazine gifts is it?"
4. #31045 - Ocean Explorer. Yes, I could buy it tomorrow, but I've seen the price history on Amazon go down to £8 in the past and I'm determined to get it as close0 to that price as I can. It's not going anywhere near at the moment though!
5. #????? - One from the future that I won't think about until it's long gone into the past. It's just bound to happen... Stupid Lego variety and my stupid lack of precognition!
That this list does not contain any UCS sets both surprises and pleases me.
1. Pagani Huayra BC
2. Lexus LFA
3. Hennessey Venom F5
4. Zenvo TS1
4. Aston Martin One-77
Top 5 somewhat obscure/really obscure cars that I’d like to try to build in SC style at some point.
1. Ferrari 348 Elaborazione Zagato
2. Spyker C12 Zagato
3. Ghia L6.4
4. SSC Ultimate Aero
5. Venturi Atlantique
Top 5 icons I’d like to build that I’d like to build in SC scale.
1. Shelby Cobra
2. Buick Grand National
3. McLaren F1 LM
4. Jaguar E-Type
5. BMW M1/BMW M1 ProCar
Honorable mention: Ferrari F40. I have a City scale one, but if the 288 GTO Evoluzione goes as planned, I may consider rebuilding it in SC style.
Top 5 vehicles that AREN’T supercars/coveted classics that I’d like to build in SC scale.
1. Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2. Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
3. GMC Typhoon/Syclone
4. 1977 Cadillac Eldorado
5. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Building vehicles in LEGO is combining my two biggest passions. It’s like my calling or something. Now, whether any of these vehicles are built anytime soon is something that I can’t answer. All of these are subject to change.
1. Wolfpack was a favorite and the patch-eye made this guy extra cool
2. Black Falcon guy
3. Blue sleeved Forestman. Not sure why but I always liked bluesleeves the most
4. Majisto the wizard AKA Gandalf because a real Gandalf didn't come until 20 years later
5. Awesome armor + Funny mustache guy
#1: Space Police
#2: Power Miners
#4: Exo Force
#5: Fantasy Era Castle.
Oh, and light bluish grey sausages obviously.
- Plates with studs on both sides, preferably with bar holes through each stud.
- Macaroni slopes in a variety of diameters and inclines, including macaroni cheese!
- Technic pins and axle pins that finish with a variety of bars and clips.
- More trans yellow windscreens.
- Parts with the classic space logo on them.
1.Realising the parts you know you need are most definitely the parts you do not have.
2.Realising the above, just after taking delivery of a Bricklink order that was supposed to be enough to finish your build.
3.Realising that the person that you ordered your previous order from also has in stock the parts you now need.
4.Realising that no matter how many times you put something together, at some point you will be taking it apart to try a different approach.
5.Realising that you will never have quite enough Bricks/Time/Space (delete as applicable) to build the MOC that your 100% happy with.