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What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 893
    Basty said:
    eMJeeNL said:
    Feeling a bit worried about the deal I did on a #10197, via this forum and the guy’s BL-shop (located in France). He last send me an update on the 6th, asking if the shipping address was correct, which i acknowledged. No word since then. Also, i did get rated as a buyer on BL, and the status of my order is stuck on ‘Packed’. 

    Hope i’m not being scammed. Anyone else on here did buy the Pet Shop he offered? This was his offer: https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/29859/fs-fire-brigade-and-pet-shop#latest


    Otherwise, as it was a deal via BL, i have his name and address, so would be weird to use that as an means of scamming?

    glad i used Paypal/MasterCard, as i provides some protection might it turn out to be neccessary.

    I bought the Pet Shop, it was suppose to ship Monday but hasn’t as far as I’m aware. The guy isn’t great at messaging and doesn’t really say much apart from excuses. I believe we have both been scammed so avoid this seller at all cost. Will most likely be filing a charge back with my credit card. 
    I really hope you guys get the sets or your money back. I feel that something should be done to protect people on here - the person joined the forum at the beginning of Feb likely with the intention to sell/scam someone straight away. May be the admins can prevent people from selling within the first X number of months after joining? Certainly, I`m always cautious when seeing new members selling stuff on the forum, especially retired and expensive sets. 

    Have you contacted Huw about this as well? 

    Good luck with it all.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,165
    ^ On the other hand, a lot of people join here initially for the purpose of selling something, and everyone's gotta start somewhere. Perhaps known scammers should be banned by IP or something.
    SprinkleOtter
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 362
    I'm also still awaiting my package. He even called me "a respected member of the BScommunity" - thus giving me the idea i'd not be scammed.

    Also, I checked his BL-account for references, and he turned out to be a regular buyer - even with feedback from my local BL-store AFOLsupply. Therefore I decided to trust him (with the protection of MasterCard issuer and PayPal in mind).

    However, the tracking code he provided does only yield a "pending" message on the T&T site of Colissimo (which sucks in itself, btw), but when requesting assistance from the people at Colissimo, you first need to enter a valid T&Tcode, ad it doesn't recognise this one.

    Again, I still hope to receive my #10197, but really have given up hope. Have let him know that if I haven't received anything by end of day, I'd both inform my CCissuer and BS.
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 287
    Try using 17track for tracking purposes. Maybe you'll get more info.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 362
    also just informed @Huw .
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,717
    edited February 22
    I had a problem with a former Brickset member a few years ago. Although there isn't much Huw or the other Moderators can do to police Marketplace transactions (we trade or buy on this site at your own risk!), they can certain ban folks that demonstrate themselves to be spammers or scammers.

    I would suggest being persistent, but also be understanding in case there is an interveining factor that has caused the delay.  Remember - the goal is to get the item!

    A week isn't a huge delay - although there are a lot of warning signs here.

    (I also avoid trading 'big' stuff with new members, or people that don't have any feedback.  If the deal is too good, I have faith there will be another one down the road.)
    SprinkleOtter
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 265
    edited February 22
    LEGO Fan said:
    My brickset wanted list made it to way over 8,000 sets! and my owned like 155. Sigh.
    You obviously have a load of work ahead of you!
    I just finished building the new speed champion sets, and really enjoyed the builds. This is the only theme where I actually enjoy applying the stickers. The mini & the chevy are my favorites! This line continues to impress me.
    LEGOFan2
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts.Member Posts: 196
    Hopeful. Been trying to try new building techniques, and been promoting my Ideas stuff.

    LEGOFan2
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 494
    @eMJeeNL & @Basty Have you also tried filling an NSS through Bricklink or asking for help on their forum? The members over there usually are kind enough to offer advice & helpful information to buyers/sellers who have problems.

    Also, if you used Paypal you can always file a claim if things don't get resolved.
    SumoLego
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,165
    eMJeeNL said:
    I'm also still awaiting my package. He even called me "a respected member of the BScommunity" - thus giving me the idea i'd not be scammed.
    He certainly sounds like a member of the B.S. Community...
    Gibbo1959Onebricktoomanysamiam391Jern92
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,806
    @Shib ooh cool, Ben Hur meets Friends meets Dinosaurs, nice :)
    ShibgratefulnatOnebricktoomany
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 266
    Is that a blue raptor with a moc tardis build? AWESOME!
    Onebricktoomany
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,179
    The Reading Show looks good. Hope it will happen again and I will be able to go! 
    Shib
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 710


    Current Lego status is building my finally-acquired #10247 Ferris Wheel. Was fortunate enough to grab it a couple weeks ago when Walmart got a few final copies in stock. I will be building at this afternoon. It seems that I have to build a really big set to occupy my mind whenever a relationship ends. Last time was #70751 Temple of Airjitzu, now it's a carnival ride. If all goes well I'll be able to acquire the Carousel and absolutely awe-inspiring Roller Coaster at some point as well. 
    LEGOFan2KLOKRIECHERBaby_YodaMCNwakeboardpxchrisgmonkey76
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 710
    (And I didn't edit the photo so @SumoLego can do his Sherlock thing!)
    SprinkleOtterLEGOFan2Baby_Yodagmonkey76
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,388
    ... and won the speed build with a lightening 2:05 build of the parrot polybag.  
    It was good to meet you! I'm afraid I got 1:39 this morning, but then someone else went and did it in 1:31 in the afternoon...
    LEGOFan2
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 166
    Currently on holiday in New York and visited the Lego store by the flatiron building and picked up the new Flintstones Lego ideas set :) 
    LEGOFan2
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    edited February 25


    Current Lego status is building my finally-acquired #10247 Ferris Wheel. Was fortunate enough to grab it a couple weeks ago when Walmart got a few final copies in stock. I will be building at this afternoon. It seems that I have to build a really big set to occupy my mind whenever a relationship ends. Last time was #70751 Temple of Airjitzu, now it's a carnival ride. If all goes well I'll be able to acquire the Carousel and absolutely awe-inspiring Roller Coaster at some point as well. 
    +1 for Carcassonne and Sheriff. What's atop Carcassonne?

    And I take it you play the piano?
    CaptainRogersBaby_YodaWatfordScottyM
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 710
    edited February 25
    @SprinkleOtter atop Carcassone is the Catan 5-6 player expansion pack. Welcomes more people and makes games even longer!

    Sheriff of Nottingham really is a blast, isn't it? Especially when my friends or family get 'in character' as medieval peasants. It's fun and often hilarious.

    And yes. Piano was actually my college major. With a degree like that, I was well prepared for my fast food career! (Spent 6 years at Chick-fil-A previously)
    LEGOFan2SumoLegoLittleLoripxchris
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,717
    eMJeeNL said:
    I'm also still awaiting my package.
    Soooo... did it get worked out?
    SprinkleOtter
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    @SprinkleOtter atop Carcassone is the Catan 5-6 player expansion pack. Welcomes more people and makes games even longer!

    Sheriff of Nottingham really is a blast, isn't it? Especially when my friends or family get 'in character' as medieval peasants. It's fun and often hilarious.

    And yes. Piano was actually my college major. With a degree like that, I was well prepared for my fast food career! (Spent 6 years at Chick-fil-A previously)
    Ah! I've never had a chance to get into Catan, but I definitely want to!

    Indeed! As soon as I make some observation like "nobody is ever carrying honest goods with just two in their pouch," someone catches on and changes their strategy!


    I feel like a total putz now, because I was looking at your shelf, when all I had to do was look at that large, conspicuous white metal thing!
    CaptainRogers
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,208
    ... and won the speed build with a lightening 2:05 build of the parrot polybag.  
    It was good to meet you! I'm afraid I got 1:39 this morning, but then someone else went and did it in 1:31 in the afternoon...

    I'm sure I could get quicker with a couple of practise runs too! Its quite an easy polybag to build, the Chameleon one we did the other year at show was fiddly and my "little helper" froze for the first 15 seconds of the build shouting "what do we do daddy?"
    LEGOFan2
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    I've got a question about the Powered Up system. I couldn't find anything with a quick Google search.. 

    I'm currently working on a train MOC and got the Powered Up system from the Batman RC Batmobile set (the Hub + M Motor). The train I'm working on uses axles to move forward and right now I use the old Power Functions system, but I forgot I had the newer ones so I tried those today. However, when I use the app (as I don't have the new remote) I can only use the menu for the Batmobile and not the train control menu. 

    Is that because it's connected to the M motor instead of the train wheel setup? If I buy the Powered Up remote can I use that for the train even though I don't use the train motor? 

    Right now I can move the train forward and back via the app, but I have to manually adjust the controls while in the train menu you can simply put it on 'mode 1-10' to keep the train running. 
    LEGOFan2
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 458
    samiam391 said:
    Realized today that it's my 7th year being a part of Brickset forums, as I joined in February 2012. My activity has waned a lot the past few years, but I'm still just as addicted (if not more so) to the LEGO brick... grateful to be part of such an amazing community!
    Well I for one have definitely been enjoying the stuff you've been putting out on Instagram. The LEGO community is quite different there compared to here, but it's still a great medium for sharing our shared passions.
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 250
    I've got a question about the Powered Up system. I couldn't find anything with a quick Google search.. 

    I'm currently working on a train MOC and got the Powered Up system from the Batman RC Batmobile set (the Hub + M Motor). The train I'm working on uses axles to move forward and right now I use the old Power Functions system, but I forgot I had the newer ones so I tried those today. However, when I use the app (as I don't have the new remote) I can only use the menu for the Batmobile and not the train control menu. 

    Is that because it's connected to the M motor instead of the train wheel setup? If I buy the Powered Up remote can I use that for the train even though I don't use the train motor? 

    Right now I can move the train forward and back via the app, but I have to manually adjust the controls while in the train menu you can simply put it on 'mode 1-10' to keep the train running. 
    The Powered UP system identifies the devices that are plugged into the hub - the train control on the official app will only work while there's a train motor plugged into it, and the Batmobile control will only work while there's M motors plugged into it.

    Take a look on the app store - there are third party (non-Lego) apps out there that will allow you to do this.
    LEGOFan2
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    Sounds like Lego needs to put together a Power Up "Master Builders" app that allows greater control over the hub. 
    LEGOFan2
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 250
    Sounds like Lego needs to put together a Power Up "Master Builders" app that allows greater control over the hub. 
    I'm hoping they release a combined Powered UP/Boost/Technic Control+ app since all the hubs and devices are compatible. :) But they've also released the Bluetooth protocol so that we can build our own apps and libraries - https://lego.github.io/lego-ble-wireless-protocol-docs

    For the programmers among us, I've written a Node.js library that does just that - https://github.com/nathankellenicki/node-poweredup/

    There's quite a few projects in the works, I think for the moment Lego is leaving it up to us.
    LEGOFan2sid3windr
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 458
    Carefully dismantling, packing, and otherwise prepping up for Bricks Cascade this weekend! 
    LEGOFan2
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 362
    SumoLego said:
    eMJeeNL said:
    I'm also still awaiting my package.
    Soooo... did it get worked out?
    It did not. complaint [email protected]

    Shib said:
    Turned 30, got Duplo. Life is good..  


    Congratz!
    ShibSumoLegoLEGOFan2Baby_Yoda
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 287
    My status is waiting for a box of TLM2 CMFs from Minifigure Madness that is lost somewhere between shipping companies... And nobody wants to take responsibility... 
    LEGOFan2
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 745
    Happy birthday @Shib
    Shib
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,789
    ^Dang, I don't think the idea of Belville horse harnesses fitting on other LEGO animals ever even crossed my mind before I saw this!!!
    SprinkleOtterShibstluxsid3windr
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 416
    Shib said:
    Turned 30, got Duplo. Life is good..  


    Hahaha! I legit hesitated when I went to buy that set. I kinda want another one now, just because I like the alt build creatures so much! Duplo is mad fun, oddly enough. 



    gmonkey76PJ76ukKLOKRIECHERLEGOFan2MegtheCatShib
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    I'm slightly frustrated at the moment, but in a good way! I've been building for the past few weeks, and buying new stuff and enjoying the new movie. But when it comes to putting all that on here I just don't have the time! I'll try to catch up (with photos), but for now:

    Saw TLM2 with my boys - very good, but not quite as ground-breaking as the original.
    Built the UCS X-Wing - love the wing mechanism.
    Built the Overwatch Gibraltar set - it's essentially Classic Space but with modern stuff!
    Built Benny's Space team set - exactly how my nostalgia would want it to be.
    Built the Dodge set - they look very nice.

    Bought a couple more things over the past few weeks. Can't really remember which things though. Hang on... Oh yes: #75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar (obvs) and #31091 Shuttle Transporter. I'll be buying more space stuff when the next bunch of City sets is released.

    And that's about it. Further comments will go in the respective threads when I get a spare second, but I'm not sure I'll get one soon! Happy building all!
    PJ76uksnowhitieLEGOFan2
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,108
    klinton said:
    Shib said:
    Turned 30, got Duplo. Life is good..  


    Hahaha! I legit hesitated when I went to buy that set. I kinda want another one now, just because I like the alt build creatures so much! Duplo is mad fun, oddly enough. 



    I’m tempted to get half a dozen to try to make a more movie accurate version of the octopus like creature...but I don’t have anything like the needed cash for that.


    Aanchir said:
    ^Dang, I don't think the idea of Belville horse harnesses fitting on other LEGO animals ever even crossed my mind before I saw this!!!
    Across the whole weekend only one person asked about that part. It’s not a perfect fit but I went with it for a bit of fun
    klinton
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,717
    ^ I am disregarding the above post.  Must resist!
    VorpalRyuomniumSprinkleOtterstluxLEGOFan2
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 416
    Shib said:
    I’m tempted to get half a dozen to try to make a more movie accurate version of the octopus like creature...but I don’t have anything like the needed cash for that.
    Right? It's really the only option for a bunch of basic Duplo bricks that you need to make the types of creatures featured in the film. I actually browsed TRU's shelves, looking for a set with the rounded 2x4 bricks with eyes to make the ostritch(?) and the little flying ones from... but all of the sets currently available are very specialized, with like farm elemets or houses (and...Jurassic World Duplo! Who knew?). There's legit no other 'basic Duplo bricks' set out there, besides the TLM2 set. 

    Buying more will have to wait until I've finished off the theme though. I'll see how strong the desire still is in May, after shelling out for another pile of new sets (I can't freaking wait to get #70838 and #70839). 


  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 266
    Just added 8 Polybags from this year to my collection, one of which is DUPLO related... why did I buy it? Dare I say why not? I mean I'm going to be 37 this year, why not expand what I buy to review on this site and see if I can't help others in shopping decisions?
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