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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,376
    Can't decide if I should be proud of passing up a bin of Lego at a Thrift store today or if I should kick myself for passing it up. 

    As usual, it was horrendously overpriced for a thrift store. I too often see boxed sets for 25% over the RRP. No thanks. 

    This was a bulk bin. I saw a number of Star Wars figs in it. From what I could see, at least three complete sets including and AT-TE. But at just over $100 for the bin, I couldn't pull the trigger. 

    Back to OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace for some "better" deals. 
    FowlerBricks
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,045
    Out early on a Harry Potter minifigure hunt, so far the supermarkets have let me down so time for a coffee while I wait for Argos to open! 
    LostInTranslationstlux
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,045
    Argos and WH Smiths were both selling the Harry Potter figures today. Local department store told me the managers really wanted to start selling them but were given very strict warnings on the Harry Potter Street dates.

    Main thing is I was able to get a Graves and the department store (who I like to support) said they had 10 boxes in and would sell a sealed box to us on the first. 
    LostInTranslationsnowhitieomnium
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,963
    snowhitie said:
    Good luck hunting @shib!

    Especially for @Legopants ...


    Yeah! Cut that seal, baby! 
    snowhitie
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,963
    @snowhitie - Is that the fabled Sword of Serendipity you're using?
    Mr_CrosssnowhitieomniumLostInTranslation
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    I saw this at the big Waterstones in Piccadilly last night. I was curious to when they would unwrap it. Were they being the only retailer to stick to an official release date? 
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Interestingly I was wearing my Harry Potter tshirt while I took that photo. I'm suprised I wasn't mistaken for staff. Confession - I've only read the first 4 books and seen the first 2 films. 
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,565
    My status: totally baffled at the sudden appearance of a mass spammer on the forum.
    SumoLegoomniumBaby_YodaMr_CrossMuftak1
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,495
    edited July 2018
    My status: totally baffled at the sudden appearance of a mass spammer on the forum.
    @Pitfall69 has been here for years.

    Also decided to put out a new UCS TIE Fighter with a nice puncture wound on the back of the box in a local garage sale today.  $125.00 for the set... $100.00 if you take this horrible "LEGO" table I bought for the baseplates.  (That no human being could get the baseplates off of the table.  I think the guy welded the plates to the table.)

    We'll see how it goes.  Never sold LEGO at a garage sale before!

    (And yes, we call them garage sales - not 'boot' markets or whatever ya'll call them in the Old World.)
    FowlerBrickssnowhitieryjayomniumBaby_Yodasid3windrgmonkey76MegtheCat
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 246
    Today’s status is that I’m the happy owner of 95.45% of the new HP/FB minifigs from my first Brickset marketplace transaction. And preparing for the search for you know who.
    Legopantsbandit778
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    Very pleased with myself as I walked in to ASDA this morning I found what I thought was an unopened box of Series 18 minifigs on the top of a shelf I reached up and took it down to find that it had been opened.  So I thought "oh well no policeman for me" but I'd thought I would check the left hand side 5 or 6 places back, no luck so tried place number 7 and low and behold I found Mr Policeman, only been after one for ages.  
    I did buy an overpriced one from eBay so may sell him to recoup my costs.
    FowlerBricks
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 723

    Mrs Omnium and me spent the day in Lincoln and found plenty of impressive Bright Bricks creations at Lincoln Castle, including a small unicorn model you could build and buy. At £3.50, it's expensive for what you get, but neat all the same, and I suppose the price accounts for the play opportunities there.
    stluxbandit778FowlerBricksLostInTranslationsnowhitiebookmumSpeedman29HugeYellowBrickMr_Cross
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,779
    edited July 2018
    @FowlerBricks luckily we have attentive mods who made it all dissapear. Three cheers for them :)

    @SumoLego and, did you sell? Or bought more than you sold?

    We've been enjoying our Harry Potter afternoon, I posted enough what I thought of the set on the HP rumour thread (maybe that should be renamed HP thread now) ;) extra picture never goes amiss though.


    FowlerBricksLegopantsstluxomniumPumpkin_3CK5Mr_Cross
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,565
    ^Definitely! I was impressed with how quickly the spammer got shut down.
    Mr_Cross
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,495
    snowhitie said:
    @SumoLego and, did you sell? Or bought more than you sold? 
    I only put out one set.  Thusfar, no luck.  Everything else looks like Goodwill donations to me!
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 723
    edited July 2018
    @SumoLego, we have "car boot sales". They aren't quite the same as garage sales, but amount to the same thing in the end.
    SumoLegosid3windr
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Back at Waterstones again today and this had appeared. I don't know if this is what was in the sealed up stand I saw yesterday (see a few posts up^). 
    stlux
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 477
    snowhitie said:

    He's going a bit off canon though ;)


    Think Malfoy needs stitches too...
    Looks like one of Huw's Unfortunate Incidents.
    Baby_YodaBumblepantsstluxsid3windr
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 676
    SumoLego said:
    My status: totally baffled at the sudden appearance of a mass spammer on the forum.
    @Pitfall69 has been here for years.

    Also decided to put out a new UCS TIE Fighter with a nice puncture wound on the back of the box in a local garage sale today.  $125.00 for the set... $100.00 if you take this horrible "LEGO" table I bought for the baseplates.  (That no human being could get the baseplates off of the table.  I think the guy welded the plates to the table.)

    We'll see how it goes.  Never sold LEGO at a garage sale before!

    (And yes, we call them garage sales - not 'boot' markets or whatever ya'll call them in the Old World.)
    We have to call them 'boot sales' because we have these sales in a field in the arse-end of nowhere..we don't all live in the land of ' all that is glitter,gold and garages' ;-)
    SumoLegodmcc0
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 246
    Today’s status is even happier than yesterday, now having 100% of the HP/FB CMFs before they're officially released. Plus a spare PG and S18 policeman. Actually make that status, smug.
    snowhitieSumoLego
  • ArpieArpie UKMember Posts: 28
    No Lego for me today but my wife is happily building Wall-E in front of Spirited Away!  (Exclamation work as she is not a Lego fan).
    snowhitieBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,495
    Gibbo1959 said:
    Actually make that status, smug.
    Or being in a state of LEGO contentedness. 

    (Unless you are smug - so in that case, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries... and I hope you S18 Policeman is actually a mis-felt Brick Boy!)
    Gibbo1959OnebricktoomanyGothamConstructionCoBaby_Yoda
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 254
    Finishing up the build for The Scuttler, managed to score this for under 50$ with taxes CND so I've been having a blast enjoying this retired set. Mainly wanted it for Poison Ivy, but the rest is pure icing on a very delicious cake.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 246
    ^^ @SumoLego fair call. Maybe extreme satisfaction would be less obnoxious! But deffo policeman - I have that special bag feeling skill you know :)
    SumoLego
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 676
    edited July 2018
    I fear the inevitable end when CMF's have been collected..the fear is what will be next and that fear is SDCC exclusives...I hope to Christ that wont happen unless someone has a better idea or would like to give me a serious slap to my reality..
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 246
    @redarmy There is no end... there’ll be another 3 sets next year, and the year after that, ad infinitum! I’m just trying to collect enough old style display boxes for future proofing.
    redarmy
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 254
    @redarmy Unless you're just ignoring it or getting a custom knock off version there will never be an end to CMF because of that most annoying of rarities. Mr. Gold. *Grumble, Grumble*
    redarmy
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    The temperature has finally dropped in the SE of the UK over the last couple of days, people from hot countries seem to enjoy mocking the British and their weather moans. But I don't know where else has such extremes. Thursday at LL Windsor it was 34C as we left at 7pm. It was still in the 20s overnight. Today its been constantly raining and barely made it to 19C all day! But it does mean more energy to build LEGO.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 676
    @redarmy Unless you're just ignoring it or getting a custom knock off version there will never be an end to CMF because of that most annoying of rarities. Mr. Gold. *Grumble, Grumble*
    I have cheated a wee bit by not collecting Dfb and The Simpsons(no interest)..but yes I agree that Mr Gold will create a slight issue..:-D
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 105
    Prepping myself as I look at my work and personal schedule trying to figure out when and how often I can hit various Target and Walmart stores this week in attempts to get the last 3 HP MFs.  Yes, last 3.  Friday at lunch I ran to the mall and stopped at Barnes and Noble.  Looked over the Lego aisle.  Nothing.  Figured they weren't out as some have reported.  Then on my way out of the store, I glanced at the register area.  There sat a box and as I approached I could tell it was freshly opened.  I went to the back left and counted 4 in.  Yup there he was!  Now unfortunately I wasn't prepared on exactly what to feel for as I have been for other series so I was trying to learn on the the spot.  My time was limited.  I ended up with 21 total.  Later found that I had 2 duplicates (no I haven't opened them yet).  Therefore 3 remain:  Hermoine, Voldemort, and Dean Thomas.  Not sure how I missed the flag.  Somehow had a hard time finding the cat.  Went too fast over the ones with sloped bottoms.

    After some studying this weekend, I'm pretty sure I can fairly quickly identify a bag now, though admittedly this series is a little more difficult than some of the previous.  Any additional Graves I can find on my hunt will be a bonus.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,081
    I was considering starting up a train collection, with the new remote-controlled ones and the Hogwarts Express... until it turned out that the latter isn't getting a release until November down here, thanks to TRU's closing.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    snowhitie said:
    Had visitors today so couldn't do more Wizarding World building today (Newt's case is still there) but I couldn't resist doing another 3in1 when they left, #31079, now all relaxed after that.




    Love the effect Lego has on me and so ready to have a good night's sleep, can't believe I've gone over half of the year and not missed one of my daily builds yet :)

    I bought #31079 for the van, and hadn't even looked at the 2 alternative builds yet... Might now want a 2nd one!
    sid3windrbandit778
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 331
    The temperature has finally dropped in the SE of the UK over the last couple of days, people from hot countries seem to enjoy mocking the British and their weather moans. But I don't know where else has such extremes. Thursday at LL Windsor it was 34C as we left at 7pm. It was still in the 20s overnight. Today its been constantly raining and barely made it to 19C all day! But it does mean more energy to build LEGO.
    Well... Here in NL it was 38c last Fridayafternoon (try shifting into 2nd in my Peug308 with aluminium gear knob after standing in the sun for a while, AUTSCH!...), and just 20c Saturday morning.
    So I think you should move here. ;)
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 923
    Bit of a first for me - I've just ordered a full box of Harry Potter minifigures from my local toy store.  I've always avoided CMFs, but I just couldn't resist!
    bandit778DroneBaby_Yoda
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 105
    ^ I feel you’re pain. I gasp every time I catch my son taking bricks apart with his teeth. And he knows better!
    VorpalRyu
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    edited July 2018
    Still really pissed off at the kid who was removing minifig heads with his mouth while playing at our house. Not only is it disgusting but it ruins the faces. Not sure how long he had been at it before I caught him. Anyway I just needed to vent to an understanding audience.
    If you catch anyone doing it again, just drop into the conversation how funny it was when the dog/cat swallowed those particular minifigures. It's amazing how quickly things get removed from a kids mouth when the natural course of events is realised. 
    VorpalRyudatsunrobbiestlux560Heliportsnowhitiesid3windr
  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 21
    edited July 2018
    Chillaxing at the beach reading this
    https://instagram.com/p/Bl3NGFhg-3c/
    Baby_Yoda
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    Popped to the Lego Expo in Wantage this afternoon and saw King Alfred.
    Did a charity shop trawl and found #3841 Minotaurus game complete for a couple of quid.
    snowhitieFowlerBricksomniumBaby_Yoda
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,081
    edited July 2018
    Still really pissed off at the kid who was removing minifig heads with his mouth while playing at our house. Not only is it disgusting but it ruins the faces. Not sure how long he had been at it before I caught him. Anyway I just needed to vent to an understanding audience.
    What a conversation that would have been.
    "But it's just a toy..."
    "It's not a toy, it's a sophisticated interlocking brick system! And it's a Comic-Con exclusive!"

    Anyway, all the new Aus releases are tomorrow (not sure about the rest of the world)! Wooo!
    (Except for poor, lonely Minecraft...)
    sid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,495
    stlux said:
    (Fried sweet potatoes with chocolate sauce and fruit. And yes, this was not listed as a dessert.)
    That is clearly health food.  Definitely not dessert!
    SeijiAmasawaMr_Cross
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 879
    Just bought these over lunch. :) 


    BumblepantsBaby_Yodagmonkey76SumoLegoFowlerBricksMr_Cross
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 331
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 105
    ^ Brilliant!
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