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BendyBadger's BonusBall Extravaganza (SumoLego Imposter Edition) (August 3, 2018)
It's Friday again, so here comes another edition of the Brickset Forum BendyBadger BonusBall. You know the drill for the drawing, so without further ado...
What is the most notable or entertaining LEGO-related purchase? Good or bad, positive or negative?
About ten months ago I found a hand-made LEGO table that had eight 48x48 gray baseplates. I didn't want the table - I just wanted the baseplates. I'm not sure what adhesive was used to glue those baseplates to the table, but the table and baseplates went in the dumpster last weekend.
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Have to say, the most notable (but it seems ultimately forgettable) Lego purchase has to be whichever DC keychain it was that I purchased that entered me in the draw to win the Batpod.
Or should i say #10211 and #10224 for €350?
Most notable was probably finding a near complete ( 3 small bits missing) Dolphin Cruiser for £3 in a charity shop, the day after giving a new one to my eldest daughter for her birthday.
We had fun each building one at the same time
Notably, my worst LEGO shopping experience was last year in the staff shop, Billund, when another AFOL grabbed a set out of my hands. It was completely unnecessary, as the particular set, whilst exceedingly popular, had been restocked a good ten minutes before and less than three feet from where I was standing at the time. There were plenty to go around.
Hell, even if it was the last one, if they'd simply asked I'd have just given them it.
I was shocked, disgusted and upset. I never want to be part of that kind of experience again.
Having said that, Wall•E was my first real purchase after my dark ages, so that's pretty memorable too.
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I was sat in a booth in Mos Eisley Cantina (ESB Secret Cinema - London 2015) having a beer with my mate and a couple sat down next to us. We had been waiting for Hans and Chewie to come and sit with us so we could trade for some spices.
After a couple of minutes, the girl started talking to me. I'm not even sure what about, but then she pulled out her homemade circuit board ready to trade with us. Was she on a different mission? We were chatting a bit and I started asking her questions for which she then completely clammed up. She seemed to start acting weird, went into character and got suspicious - ‘trust no one’!
Well, she then threw down her circuit board on the table, telling me I could keep it and left. I’ve no idea if she thought maybe I was someone I wasn’t but she definitely had the hump. It was just completely random that it should be me that she’d passed a LEGO circuit board to.
This is what she gave me.
Also a couple weeks ago I went to two or three different thrift stores and I saw a bionicle arm sticking out... So for almost an hour I dug through the random buckets of toys trying to find the rest... from both thrift stores I ended up with a bionicle arm and leg, jango fett buildable figure arm and head, 2 legends of China speedorz sets basically complete and a handful of other bits... also a whole lot of funny stares lol.
For me it was bulk bin of about 50lbs of Lego. I continue to sort through and find sets to piece together. Hours and hours of fun.