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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,084
    ^ Oh, so you were the winner? Congratulations!
    Glacierfalls265FowlerBricksFizyxThe_Stud
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 230
    @Baby_Yoda Than you! And yes! For the Creatures category, at least. I had the basilisk entry :) 
    FowlerBricksLittleLoriThe_Stud
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 879
    stlux said:
    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.
    Indeed, the design originated from HK with instructions freely available since last year. The minimum purchase to get this GWP is S$228, while the Year of the Pig is S$80.

    They probably added this new GWP because they anticipated the Year of the Pig GWP would run out very fast (given past year experience?) and needed a new GWP to support the momentum till Chinese New Year day.

    There is no set reference number so I can't add it into my Brickset database.
    stlux
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,185
    ShopForMe had a number of new sets for 20% off, including #75222 & the new Microfighters. Thanks to this we're now down to two big ticket items to get, #71043 & #10264, well at least until TLG announce more $300+ priced sets that we'll want (which I figure is likely, as we're down to two).
    PolyphemusBaby_Yoda
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,084
    Thanks for mentioning that, @VorpalRyu. Hopefully I can find some good deals myself.
    PolyphemusVorpalRyu
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 79
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Thanks for mentioning that, @VorpalRyu. Hopefully I can find some good deals myself.
    I second that! Always good to find another local online retailer with good prices. Cheers.
    VorpalRyuBaby_Yoda
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    A parcel just arrived at work containing my latest eBay win. About 75% of #60198 in pieces that I won for £47 from a charity shop account. Quick test shows the PU system works fine, so just need to download the instructions and rebuild the rest and run it on our track.
    FizyxGlacierfalls265
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,552
    According to a typo in the Bulgarian Lego catalog the Overwatch Bastion set is 838.99 Lev. (~$487.51 USD). I think I'll pass.
    FizyxBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    SumoLego said:
    I sat through about 35 minutes of Aquaman.
    So, because I'm kinda snowed in... Trying to finish up this nonsensical calamity called 'Aquaman'.

    My brief review: Aquaman is another DC hero that literally learns nothing and is essentially a bystander in his own movie.  In that sense, this is just like Wonder Woman. 

    This movie that is a conglomeration of both good and bad scenes from other superhero and adventure films.  It's like watching Spaceballs, except nothing is really funny.

    Other random observations:
    1)  Disney should really consider a 'Cease and Desist' letter, as Mera is clearly Ariel.  (Or the Scarlet Witch.)
    2)  'Converts water into a plasma beam'
    3)  Octopus playing the bongos
    4)  Willem Dafoe man-bun
    5)  Pitbull cover of Toto's 'Africa'
    6)  I'm happy they could re-use the Mosasaur from Jurassic World.
    7)  Magic Hammers still appear to be stronger than Magic Forks.
    8)  and a wise Kraken.

    Thor being from a far-off alien world is more plausible than whatever the hell Atlantis is supposed to me.  Couldn't we have just put a portal at the bottom of the ocean to some planet?  And shouldn't Atlanteans be connected to the Amazons?

    It's also clear that WW and Aquaman should have been released well in advance of BvS and Justice League.  Although there is no way to marry together these worlds into anything that makes any coherent sense.
    MegtheCatdmcc0BumblepantsBaby_Yodagmonkey76lessjunkfoodOnebricktoomanyThe_Stud
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood United StatesMember Posts: 58
    edited January 21
    My elementary-age son enjoyed Aquaman a lot, which probably says it all. I thought Black Manta looked like a Power Rangers villain. I laughed at the bongo-playing octopus though. 

    Lego-wise my status is that I’m working from home today & so naturally I built Benny’s Space Squad and Bean There Donut That. Ninjago City is still in the box & within arm’s reach, tempting to get started but it would be tricky to explain my lack of (work) productivity!
    SumoLegoMegtheCatOnebricktoomanyThe_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    edited January 21
    I think perhaps I'm jaded because I am such a fan of the Nolan Batman Trilogy, and that I really enjoyed the Kevin Costner section of Man of Steel, everything after that in the DC Universe has just been terrible.

    And I really want to like these movies.  It's weird, because I think the casting for these characters has actually been very good - but the level of crappiness for the rest of it is just beyond disappointing.
    lessjunkfood said:
    I laughed at the bongo-playing octopus though. 
    I don't think it was meant to be funny.  And why would a super-evolved race of Atlanteans be voracious fans of single combat?  Not to mention a race of squidwards, troll-crabs and sea-elves.  Felt like a soggy Hobbit movie... the Precious!
    SprinkleOtterOnebricktoomanyBaby_YodaThe_Stud
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    SumoLego said:
    I think perhaps I'm jaded because I am such a fan of the Nolan Batman Trilogy, and that I really enjoyed the Kevin Costner section of Man of Steel, everything after that in the DC Universe has just been terrible.
    I feel the same... All of Man of Steel could have been great (it looked great, had a decent plot, and so forth). But throughout the whole damn thing, I was asking myself "Wow, that was a big hit... but did it actually hurt anyone?". Heck, they coulda just given each Kryptonian a health bar above their head, and I would have been happier...
    OnebricktoomanySumoLegoThe_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    My problem with MoS is the focus on the spectacle of destruction (Transformer-style) and Superman's contribution to the mayhem, rather than Superman being cognizant and looking to minimize casualties and collateral damage.

    (The repetition of battles also gets tiresome with the Kryptonians.)

    However, Kal is definitely fully-formed character that doesn't do anything in-character at the climax of the movie.  After that, they just make a total mess of everything, including killing him for no reason.
    SprinkleOtterBumblepants
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,084
    SumoLego said:
    And why would a super-evolved race of Atlanteans be voracious fans of single combat?
    I feel the same way about Black Panther. More technologically advanced than any other civilisation has even come close to... and they let it under the control of any old fella that can win a tussle.
    The_StudSprinkleOtter
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    edited January 22
    I didn't get the sense there was voracious blood-lust a la the Romans in Black Panther.  Instead, that appeared to be more of a ceremonial feat of strength.  Frankly, everyone looked horrified watching the Killmonger/T'Challa face-off.  There was real tension.

    (I should note that I found both tests of strength to be the weakness of the film.)

    Aquaman felt more like Hulk v. Thor in Thor: Ragnarok.  It was disjointed spectacle to supplicate an unruly mob.  (And all of the half-breed stuff I found very off-putting and outmoded for today's sensibilities.)  Any sympathy I had for Atlanteans went right out the door.  It also made it very unclear who I'm supposed to support.  Humans?  Atlanteans?  Just Aquaman?  Blech.  I ended up not liking anyone - which undermines an already flawed film where the hero doesn't learn a lesson or grow as a character.
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76BumblepantsBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    Matt89190 said:
    ...It's been a hell of a ride...

    'It's true, he hates you the most.'
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts.Member Posts: 191
    Excited that my LEGO Ideas project https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2014d893-a049-4506-87a3-cb923d2aa3ae hit 300!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,566
    I just got a Benny's Space Squad! I'm working on a build and review video. Super excited!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    @Matt89190 well done! Really like it.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 254

    Feeling extremely nervous. I tried to edit my LEGO ID over on Shop.LEGO.com and suddenly it's treating me as if I've never registered before now. I sent an inquiry into Customer Service concerning it because maybe the new site their using messed up my ID or something.

    If this messes up my VIP account I'm going to be extremely frustrated. UGH. Never try to make changes to your established e-mail accounts I guess. Though I never did before and thought for sure the darn thing had been properly set up when I originally used it.

    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    So, in my effort to organize everything LEGO, I discovered a bag of track.  A bag I had completely forgotten about. 

    You know those stupid pins that hold four pieces of track together?  I will never curse those pins ever again.  

    (Now I need to order more pins!)
    sid3windrSprinkleOtterBaby_YodadavetheoxygenmanSpeedman29snowhitieSwitchfoot55
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 723
    No, you need to use all that track (and all the other track you have) and lay it out through as much of your house as you possibly can... just because! Ignore spouse, children, anyone who complains...
    gmonkey76SumoLegoLittleLori
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 215
    My 3 yr old had his friend come over and dump over 10 zip locks of sets into the floor and mix them up. I currently dont have any other good way of storing sets plus the little guy will take out a zip lock and ask to build with me so it works for now.

    Anyhow, there are 4 speed champion sets, an avengers set, 2 out of 5 bags of the tumbler set, my old 90s pirate set and a city set. I am not looking forward to all the sorting this week
    Baby_YodaLittleLoriM1J0Ebrickventures
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Spent way too much on Lego this week but also found a town hall for $500 so we’ll see how this goes 
    Bumblepantsmadejp86
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 254
    @snowhite LEGO can't make 'crappy' Themes anymore, they learned that valuable lesson with Galidor. Sadly they shall have awesome sets to the end of time, or the heat death of the universe whichever comes first. (Personally I'm betting on time ending first when future humanity finally cracks time travel. ;) )
    The_Studsnowhitie
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 723
    stlux said:
    Booked my first 2019 trip to Billund!



    Looking forward to the celebration of the Star Wars Anniversary, and happy it coincides with the 1st day LEGOLAND will be open again for the season.
    I was just looking at flights to Billund for May, then read this! I'm about to check how that weekend works out :)
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 723
    Well, LEGO's IT strikes again ;-)
    Click on the Combi ticket, click the T&Cs box, click next, and it moves on to the LEGO House Visit tab, then immediately drops me back to the first page to start again. Nice work TLG...
    SprinkleOtterBaby_Yoda
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,317
    I got stuck on a "please wait" after payment for the 11/10 event at the Lego House but a while later I got an e-mail with tickets, so thanks LEGO IT.
    Onebricktoomany
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    Mid December we built a train loop around the Christmas tree and set the WV train on it, then we built the station and added that. Then when the presents were cleared away we extended the loop and then when the tree was taken down the line was extended to the Friends ski slope on the farside of the lounge. And its been used most days ever since. When the super cheap EBay cargo train arrived it was added. Finally after about 7 weeks we decided it was time to take it all apart and pack away for a bit.....and it no longer fits in the storage boxes we have!
    OnebricktoomanyJenniHugeYellowBrickomniumdatsunrobbie
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 865
    The last 2-3 months has been a self imposed building ban to focus on family and latest Lego event.  The wife is now keen for me to get building again, had a great event yesterday, I have new ideas what to build and I'm seriously looking forward to mocing.

    Now I have 10 weeks to make 3 new models for Edinburgh comic con! 

    OnebricktoomanyomniumBaby_YodasnowhitieSwitchfoot55
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 277
    @snowhitie, Nexo Knights still big with us and lunch has to be over. So now I’m waiting impatiently for the baddies to show up and have a pic taken!😃
    SprinkleOttersnowhitiesid3windr
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 778
    Feeling a burnout from LEGO now that I've simply run out of space for them. Display shelves and cupboards and tables are all occupied. Even my build table is filled with completed sets, and I don't really know where to put them to stop them from getting dusty. I'll probably just go into a self-imposed dark age until I can figure out a solution. No point buying more if I don't have space for them.
    MCNwakeboard
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 339
    edited January 28
    Jern92 said:
    Feeling a burnout from LEGO now that I've simply run out of space for them. Display shelves and cupboards and tables are all occupied. Even my build table is filled with completed sets, and I don't really know where to put them to stop them from getting dusty. I'll probably just go into a self-imposed dark age until I can figure out a solution. No point buying more if I don't have space for them.
    You don't need to have them all out, all the time. Disassemble the ones that don't excite you as much as the others at this moment and store them away for a bit. Pull them out again in a couple of years and re-experience the build all over again. Enjoying Lego doesn't mean your home needs to look like a Lego museum. :D
    Jern92Baby_YodastluxAyliffestarwars4everpxchrisMegtheCatM1J0Ebrickventures
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,084
    klinton said:
    Jern92 said:
    Feeling a burnout from LEGO now that I've simply run out of space for them. Display shelves and cupboards and tables are all occupied. Even my build table is filled with completed sets, and I don't really know where to put them to stop them from getting dusty. I'll probably just go into a self-imposed dark age until I can figure out a solution. No point buying more if I don't have space for them.
    You don't need to have them all out, all the time. Disassemble the ones that don't excite you as much as the others at this moment and store them away for a bit. Pull them out again in a couple of years and re-experience the build all over again. Enjoying Lego doesn't mean your home needs to look like a Lego museum. :D
    Exactly. If it doesn't spark joy...
    brickventures
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 778
    Baby_Yoda said:
    klinton said:
    Jern92 said:
    Feeling a burnout from LEGO now that I've simply run out of space for them. Display shelves and cupboards and tables are all occupied. Even my build table is filled with completed sets, and I don't really know where to put them to stop them from getting dusty. I'll probably just go into a self-imposed dark age until I can figure out a solution. No point buying more if I don't have space for them.
    You don't need to have them all out, all the time. Disassemble the ones that don't excite you as much as the others at this moment and store them away for a bit. Pull them out again in a couple of years and re-experience the build all over again. Enjoying Lego doesn't mean your home needs to look like a Lego museum. :D
    Exactly. If it doesn't spark joy...
    I'm definitely not considering KonMari-ing my modular collection lol
    Baby_Yodastluxsid3windrSumoLegobrickventures
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    I think an afol might be Kon Marie's breaking point.
    Baby_Yoda560HeliportSumoLegoMegtheCatJern92M1J0Ebrickventures
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,185
    Who or what is a Kon Mari?
    Switchfoot55Baby_Yoda
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 189
    I am struggling with similar problems @Jern92... I like so many different things and I just dont have space or time or money for them all... it's caused me to just give up and sell everything  several times but that only ended up in regret. Still haven't really found a solution lol. Like if it's not bringing me joy now should I sell it or just disassemble it for parts or just store it away to get back out? What if I regret my decision? What if it might bring me joy later on? So many questions and still no answers lol :P
    SumoLegoJern92Onebricktoomany
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    @Onebricktoomany sorry, I didn't realise anyone would sit on hot coals ;)
    He did tell me to say it's not finished, he's having lots of fun getting it ready.

    @Jern92 I can imagine with you being so nice about the Chinese sets and putting a lot of effort in that might maybe be part of it too? I would also say, bag up some sets or make a MOC or follow instructions from rebrickable for one of the modulars?
    SumoLegoMegtheCatstluxSpeedman29OnebricktoomanyKLOKRIECHERbrickventures
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,498
    My income taxes do not bring me joy.  Can I be rid of them?  (Maybe I can buy into some of this tidying up nonsense, after all!)
    VorpalRyuBaby_YodaSprinkleOtterdavetheoxygenmanmsanders
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 390
    ^^ refusing to let my wife watch that.
    King_JVorpalRyuSumoLegoSprinkleOtter
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 254
    First off, if it doesn't bring me joy I don't buy it. Secondly, if I run out of space I sell things to make room for what I really want. Trouble is it's harder to sell LEGO than I thought, I get rid of my action figures more easily than LEGO sets.

    And thirdly, I don't need somebody else to tell me to get rid of something. I can get rid of stuff at my own pace just fine. I mean I finally ditched all those Kre-O boxes I was keeping in the basement. And I recycle all of my LEGO packaging except for LEGO exclusive boxes or Ideas sets because the Ideas set boxes are perfect for storing all the open Polybags I've been keeping. I didn't use to keep them, but for some reason I keep them now... if anybody wants empty Polybags for their collection I suppose I can part with them or something... Er, what was I saying again?

    Oh yes. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM. lol

    Actually I retract that statement in one respect... I am beginning to run out of space for all those spare bricks, studs, control levers and so on and so forth that LEGO includes in each package. I seriously think it's time to open a parts store or something.
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