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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 452
    Currently thinking about how strange it is how I view cost of Lego products. There are very few other things that my view on cost changes so fundamentally based on my concept of it. Does that make any sense? Either way, have been perusing ebay lots recently
    M1J0E
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,090
    ^ I agree. For any other hobby, $50 is a serious investment. For Lego, it's an impulse purchase.
    M1J0EmsandersTheBigLegoskiGremerMegtheCatstarwars4everPolyphemusFizyxThe_Stud
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 341
    Wow!  Apparently I need to get working on converting wants into sets!  I’m barely just over 2 MF/set.  Which kinda makes sense.  That’d be a small to medium type set, which could well be about my average.  You might think it’d be higher, but a few architecture sets with 0 MFs it averages down as well.  That’s not far above Vorpal’s number, and just a bit under Recce’s.  Not sure how to get it to show parts though.

  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    VorpalRyu said:
    It's interesting seeing others Brickset numbers, I'm only a few hundred more than @bandit778 in sets, yet close to a thousand more in minifigures... Makes me wonder what breakdown of averages are for some things, like average number of minifigures per set made by TLG versus what the average number of minifigures per set from what is in my collection.
    Not sure about others but I presume that my minfig to set ratio is well down because I list cmf's as sets, not individual figures (unless I don't have a full set of course) and I like to change things up a bit with the occasional Technic set.

    6 sets, nearly 14,000 parts and not a minifig in site. :)
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 298
    Is that Prince's Batman album playing?! Spent a fair amount of the early 90s listening to that on my old walkman...

    (showing my age here!)
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,186
    PJ76uk said:
    Is that Prince's Batman album playing?! Spent a fair amount of the early 90s listening to that on my old walkman...

    (showing my age here!)
    Hahahaha! We watched the video clip to Batdance with our boys the other day, @xiahna & I joked about setting up a camera to capture the moment before I hit play (we really should have done it), the reactions from them were priceless.
    560HeliportPJ76uk
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 298
    VorpalRyu said:
    PJ76uk said:
    Is that Prince's Batman album playing?! Spent a fair amount of the early 90s listening to that on my old walkman...

    (showing my age here!)
    Hahahaha! We watched the video clip to Batdance with our boys the other day, @xiahna & I joked about setting up a camera to capture the moment before I hit play (we really should have done it), the reactions from them were priceless.
    Now theres an idea! Will have to introduce my eldest to Keaton's Batman one day, be interesting to gauge his reaction!
    xiahna
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 482
    Recce said:
    Apparently it's some kind of ride on suit case, no doubt for the kids. 


    I just saw a kid riding one of these (different color/design) in an Instagram story. The guy who posted it lives in Australia.

    Found the Captain Marvel set out at Target. I guess this means they are finally doing the reset in the toy section.
    SumoLego
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 249
    ^ so does that mean you did already have S9 but forgot so bought another? That qualifies for the other thread on unbuilt piles/duplicates etc. ! But please go ahead and buy whatever it is - we need to know what it is.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,090
    Perhaps it's a different item every time, and one of them's a pipe bomb. Russian roulette, anyone?
    Gibbo1959SprinkleOtter
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,446
    Too poor to buy, more lego. :) 
    FowlerBricks
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    Spent just over an hour watching my grandson build #21148 Minecraft Steve yesterday. May not be a big hit with AFOLs, but he had lots of fun building and playing with the completed figure. We also built the other two minecraft bigfigs, but halfway through the second one he turned building over to me so he could get back to playing with Steve.
    stluxFowlerBricksbandit778MegtheCatBaby_Yoda
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 255
    Came home from a very lucrative endeavour. Egghead Mech and Justice League Anniversary sets bought at Wal-Mart since LEGO S&H was sold out as soon as they listed them as retiring soon. As a bonus Wal-Mart price matched one of them to their online site pricing of 12$ so I save extra from both items which were on clearance for 22$ each. Very good deal, even if I couldn't price match both. (Only third party re-seller selling the Egghead mech on their site so their official price was not present for price-matching.)

    I'm just pleased I managed to get a character represented by Vincent Price in Minifigure form.
    snowhitiebandit778SumoLegoMegtheCatThe_Stud
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 393
    Sounds like you have a convert on your hands @snowhitie
    snowhitieVorpalRyu
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 482
    ^Watch out - in my experience cats like to throw Lego off of shelves!😁 :p
    VorpalRyuThe_Stud
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,377
    ^^I like those shelves. I've been looking for ways to display my BHz too. I finally settled on an idea. I just have to purchase said idea and hang them up. 

    ...and build my Brickheadz. 
    Muftak1
  • BrickWatersBrickWaters TexasMember Posts: 9
    My status is that I love LEGO but can't afford to buy them brand new. The only set I bough full price was 75932-1: Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase and 40262-1 Christmas Train Ride.

    Everything else I wait till it goes on clearance. If I get something I want marked down great. I got and saved some money. If I don;t get something that's just money I'll use down the line to get another set. Also my space is limited so I don't have a whole lot of room to display things. 

    BrickHeadz are my current fave since they're small and I've been picking them up on clearance for $2.50 to $5.00.


    BumblepantsFowlerBricksdatsunrobbiepxchrisMegtheCatThe_Stud
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    jnscoelho said:
    New year, new shelves for my BrickHeadz:

    Now i can finally assemble the rest of my collection.

    P.S.: don't mind the cat, he just likes to wander around LEGO.
    Very nice shelves. Did you make them yourself? If not, where might one buy some?
    vizzitor
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 216
    edited January 15
    The Brickheadz pictures reminded me I had some on my wanted list to get from the Lego site after a Christmas and January embargo on any Lego stuff.
    Now I find out they've retired the ones I was looking for. Thought I would have at least a few months before that would happen.
    The epic battle begins in my head: "you really want them" versus "you'd save money and not have to pay over the rrp".
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 393
    jnscoelho said:
    New year, new shelves for my BrickHeadz:

    Very nice shelves. Did you make them yourself? If not, where might one buy some?
    They look pretty similar to these ones I've been looking at on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H2BQJJU/

    The only thing I'm not a big fan of is the front lip, which blocks a bit of the lower view.
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 251
    edited January 15
    jnscoelho said:
    New year, new shelves for my BrickHeadz:

    Now i can finally assemble the rest of my collection.

    P.S.: don't mind the cat, he just likes to wander around LEGO.
    Very nice shelves. Did you make them yourself? If not, where might one buy some?
    At IKEA. Look for Mosslanda shelves (at least over here it's what they call them).
    What I did was to use DUPLO baseplates to fit the BrickHeadz plates and lift them in relation to the border, or else the legs wouldn't be visible, especially on the top ones. It also allows me to evenly separate them, as each BrickHeadz (with the large baseplate, not those from series #1, nor the seasonal ones) occupies the same number of DUPLO studs, and I leave 1 empty between them.
    datsunrobbieMr_Hobbles
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 723
    Hid? Did you build a false wall, creating a small LEGO room? Because that would be awesome!
    jnscoelhoSumoLegoBaby_YodaSprinkleOtterLittleLoriThe_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,506
    Hid? Did you build a false wall, creating a small LEGO room? Because that would be awesome!
    I'm in the process of annexing the children's playroom section of my basement.  But these are actually for my office.  The current display shelves smell like they were stored at the bottom of a swamp.
    SprinkleOtter
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 393
    jnscoelho said:

    At IKEA. Look for Mosslanda shelves (at least over here it's what they call them).
    What I did was to use DUPLO baseplates to fit the BrickHeadz plates and lift them in relation to the border, or else the legs wouldn't be visible, especially on the top ones. It also allows me to evenly separate them, as each BrickHeadz (with the large baseplate, not those from series #1, nor the seasonal ones) occupies the same number of DUPLO studs, and I leave 1 empty between them.
    I looked at those shelves the last time I was in Ikea, but I wasn't too happy about the little V groove in them. Have you found that groove to be an issue at all?
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,506
    pxchris said:
    Have you found that groove to be an issue at all?
    Insert:
    Madonna: Into the Groove Meme
    Bootsy Collins: Groove is in the Heart Meme
    Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove Youtube Clip
    Goofy Movie: Shake Your Groove Thing Meme

    Groove is never going to be an issue.
    pxchrisBaby_Yodagmonkey76GothamConstructionCoSprinkleOtterdmcc0The_Stud
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 251
    pxchris said:
    jnscoelho said:

    At IKEA. Look for Mosslanda shelves (at least over here it's what they call them).
    What I did was to use DUPLO baseplates to fit the BrickHeadz plates and lift them in relation to the border, or else the legs wouldn't be visible, especially on the top ones. It also allows me to evenly separate them, as each BrickHeadz (with the large baseplate, not those from series #1, nor the seasonal ones) occupies the same number of DUPLO studs, and I leave 1 empty between them.
    I looked at those shelves the last time I was in Ikea, but I wasn't too happy about the little V groove in them. Have you found that groove to be an issue at all?
    Since I use the DUPLO plates, it's no issue at all. And I can also tell you that the shelf is 6 DUPLO studs wide, the plates fit perfectly.
    But I can try putting them without the DUPLO plates to see if there's any problem.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 255
    4AM is an ungodly time to be waking up. *YAWN* Alas I couldn't get back to sleep so I ordered LEGO online. @SumoLego is this ever a problem for you?

    Anyway, used up all the rest of my accumulated VIP points to get the Harley Cannonball for less than 10$, tossed in Vader and Anna & Olaf, and will also be receiving three free trading card packs and an album. There was a glitch, Customer Service said I would be getting three of the packs, but the description for the set was for the album with card, which concerned me, but after speaking in chat with a friendly representative I placed the order and really hope everything goes as planned.

    So, I guess I'll try to get back to sleep now. If the cat will let me.
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 273
    @snowhitie I have a husband like that. I call him my LEGO facilitator. 
    sid3windrbrickventuressnowhitieLittleLori
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 723
    @TheOriginalSimonB , why does the green one have short legs? I assume you have some regular legs in green, right?

    Mr_CrossSprinkleOtter
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 722


    I ordered two figures and two sets of legs from a BL seller in France to complete bright yellow, bright purple and worm gold monochrome figs and less than a month later Lego announced the release of #70841 and an all gold statue in one of the city sets.
    Patience was definitely a virtue in this instance.   
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,056
    Dammit @GothamConstructionCo what did I just say! 

    I might have already been eyeing up that City set for the Gold figure... And I already have the red VIP figure... 
    GothamConstructionCoMr_CrossAddicted2Oxygen
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,243
    omnium said:
    @TheOriginalSimonB , why does the green one have short legs? I assume you have some regular legs in green, right?

    I've got Green legs, torso and hands kicking around, but this one is actually Bright Green and not got long legs to match.  Probably just needs a bit of a tweak on the camera settings or post-processing to show it properly "bright".
    omnium
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 722
    edited January 16
    @shib hopefully when B&P reopens early Feb all the parts will be available to order. My warm or BL’s pearl gold copy consists of MODOK’s torso, C-3PO’s arms’ hands and legs and head from B&P.
    No wiped parts in my collection.
    sid3windrVorpalRyuSalamalex
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 249
    @Shib if you had the city advent calendar you can cobble together a white one too - ladies legs and torso/head from snowman - just saying ;)
    sid3windrVorpalRyu
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 640
    Current LEGO status:  Brittle bricks strike again. RIP 1x4 plate (;_;)7

    BrikingFowlerBricksThe_Stud
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 761
    Has anyone gotten their house/apartment complex fumigated? If so, what precautions did you guys/gals take in regards to collectibles in general? 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,555
    Recce said:
    Just bought Brick Bank, comes with GWP Lion Dance set. 

    Man these just keep coming! Show us pictures when you get it built.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 879
    Recce said:
    Just bought Brick Bank, comes with GWP Lion Dance set. 

    Man these just keep coming! Show us pictures when you get it built.
    I've built the Dragon Dance last week (posted in the building thread) and will be building this Lion Dance set. :))



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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    Interesting to see that Lion Dance set as a GWP in Singapore this year. It was available in HK last year, and from this Brothers Brick write-up I assumed it was one of Andy Hung's creations. (Andy Hung is a LCP)

    Instructions for the set are available here.
    FowlerBricksadiemcMegtheCatsid3windrThe_Stud
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