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  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 355
    klinton said:
    I am getting tired of wasting money on Series 20 orders. Before I implement a return I'm going to ask folks here, how long did it take to get all 16 without being allowed to do the feel method in stores?
    I grabbed two fistfulls on two seperate visits to Walmart last month and ended up with:  3 Brick Suit Guys, 1 Space Fan, 3 martial Arts Guys, 1 Drone Boy, 1 Sea Rescuer, 1 Breakdancer, 1 Piñata Boy, 1 Tournament Knight, 1 Pirate Girl, 1 Pyjama Girl, and 1 Viking.
    I'd have liked to get the 80's Rocker Guy as well, but I don't really want anyone else nor any more doubles of the ones I have. The second grab already felt a bit sketch, as the boxes had already been gone through at that point by others.I cringed just grabbing them at all at that point, hahaha. 

    You want an 80's Rocker Guy? I got five, two still sealed. You want to trade for the Brick Suit Guy dupe you got if you don't want it drop me an IM.

    Anybody else want to trade something I need one more Pea Costume Girl, two Drone Boys, at least one more Martial Arts Boy and the Brick Suit Guy. What I have to offer...

    Sealed Sea Rescuer or Open Sea Rescuer, depends on if you want to open one or not.
    3 Space Fans all sealed.
    Sealed Super Warriors, at least three.
    Three Sealed Vikings.
    1 Breakdancer.
    3 Pajama Girls.
    2 or 3 Sealed Tournament Knights... I forget how many I actually have amongst all the sealed bags I haven't opened.
    The 2 80's Rocker Guys I mentioned above.
    1 Pirate Girl too still sealed. (Why hasn't LEGO re-used the PotC sword holders in the CMF line? That part would have been useful to get multiples of for all the Pirates Minifigures who don't own one.)

    And I believe that's all I've got in my big, big pile of trade fodder. Again, anybody in Canada lucky enough to get too many of the ones I need to finish my set and what I'd like to have I'm open to trades.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    You want an 80's Rocker Guy? I got five, two still sealed. You want to trade for the Brick Suit Guy dupe you got if you don't want it drop me an IM.
    If you're still needing him in a month or two, hit me up. I wouldn't send nor request anything via Canada Post right now. I've had a Bricklink order, an Amazon order, and a personal package all dissappear into the void within the past month. They're apparently completely overwhelmed right now (blaming Covid, yet somehow every other courier arrives on time), with Global reporting that they've taken to just parking entire containers full of post outside of facilities and leaving them there. They're a complete sh*tshow.
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,423
    klinton said:
    You want an 80's Rocker Guy? I got five, two still sealed. You want to trade for the Brick Suit Guy dupe you got if you don't want it drop me an IM.
    If you're still needing him in a month or two, hit me up. I wouldn't send nor request anything via Canada Post right now. I've had a Bricklink order, an Amazon order, and a personal package all dissappear into the void within the past month. They're apparently completely overwhelmed right now (blaming Covid, yet somehow every other courier arrives on time), with Global reporting that they've taken to just parking entire containers full of post outside of facilities and leaving them there. They're a complete sh*tshow.
    I had a Classic Space order from Belgium that just arrived after 9 weeks, and have had 3 Bricklink orders via Canada Post in the last 8 weeks that have been quite delayed— even the tracked Air Mail option has taken an average of 3 weeks...... luckily they all eventually arrived, so don’t lose hope!
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 78
    Canada Post is an enigma.  Some packages are taking a long time, but they surprised me last weekend when they delivered 3 parcels on Sunday Morning!  That's the first time in my life (40+ years) that I've ever heard of them making a delivery on a Sunday. 

    A big part of the issue with the delays at Canada Post and other mail services is that a lot of mail and parcels are shipped as extra cargo on passenger flights moving around the country and around the world.  With the numbers of these flights down in by 80%-90% it isn't surprising that things are backing up a bit.  Other couriers such as FedEx, UPS etc have their own fleet of aircraft which is why their backlogs are much less.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189

    A big part of the issue with the delays at Canada Post and other mail services is that a lot of mail and parcels are shipped as extra cargo on passenger flights moving around the country and around the world.  With the numbers of these flights down in by 80%-90% it isn't surprising that things are backing up a bit.  Other couriers such as FedEx, UPS etc have their own fleet of aircraft which is why their backlogs are much less.
    Nah, they're just inept. One of the parcels they've lost was shipped from Gatineau, here in Québec. The sticker sheet to one of the sets that the seller had shipped at the same time in a seperate envelope via letter post arrived early last week (after a month), but the actual bricks are still MIA. The personal parcel was bound for Sherbrooke, just a couple of hours away. The Amazon order was coming from Mississauga, Ontario. It was scanned at pick up, and then never again. None of these items would have been put on a plane. /shrug
    I had a Classic Space order from Belgium that just arrived after 9 weeks, and have had 3 Bricklink orders via Canada Post in the last 8 weeks that have been quite delayed— even the tracked Air Mail option has taken an average of 3 weeks...... luckily they all eventually arrived, so don’t lose hope!
    I'm not overly concerned. I've written off the packages at this point. Amazon gave me a refund, and has reshipped the item in the box that was still in stock. The Bricklink order was only 50$ worth of stuff I don't particularly need at the moment. I haven't even bothered to contact the seller, as it's certainly not his fault. The other parcel was just a random care package, so nothing inside was of any particular gravitas.
    I just find it odd that three of five items handed over to Canada Post in the past two months have disappeared. I've had parcels arriving almost daily for the past two months, and those are the only issues I've had tbh. Overall, I've got nothing to complain about. FedEx is bringing me one of my backordered Lego sets today! :)
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,583
    I am getting tired of wasting money on Series 20 orders. Before I implement a return I'm going to ask folks here, how long did it take to get all 16 without being allowed to do the feel method in stores?

    Better yet what's the case placement of everybody? If by some miracle I find an untouched case I'd like to know where the drone boy and brick costume guy are, because after over a case worth of orders with 60+ between them I've gotten 8 or more Super Warriors. 7 Sea Rescuers and way, way, way to many Pajama Girls.
    https://minifiguresplus.com/collections/collectible-minifigures-series-20

    I did not see a post from minifiguresplus for the series 20 CMFs, but they usually have a deal posted to the forum for a complete set that is as cheap as buying them in a brick and mortar store, already sorted out. They have the 2 you're looking for available at the link above.
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 295
    edited June 5
    I am getting tired of wasting money on Series 20 orders. Before I implement a return I'm going to ask folks here, how long did it take to get all 16 without being allowed to do the feel method in stores?

    Better yet what's the case placement of everybody? If by some miracle I find an untouched case I'd like to know where the drone boy and brick costume guy are, because after over a case worth of orders with 60+ between them I've gotten 8 or more Super Warriors. 7 Sea Rescuers and way, way, way to many Pajama Girls.
    https://minifiguresplus.com/collections/collectible-minifigures-series-20

    I did not see a post from minifiguresplus for the series 20 CMFs, but they usually have a deal posted to the forum for a complete set that is as cheap as buying them in a brick and mortar store, already sorted out. They have the 2 you're looking for available at the link above.
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/comment/649394#Comment_649394

    datsunrobbie
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 323
    Just ordered myself the Haunted House ( @Snizzlebutts they still have them in stock as I'm writing this if you're still after one) so now that's 4 packages I'm waiting on. I don't know why Lego here don't make more use of the back order option. The larger sets here sometimes take weeks to get back in stock and when they are they are only in stock for a short amount of time before the weeks long wait starts again.
    Snizzlebutts
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 157
    Grr, bought a used #3818 from eBay. I got a good deal, 100% with box and instructions. It absolutely reeks of cigarette smoke, though, and it came partially built. I should have done my due diligence and asked the seller questions. 
    KungFuKenny
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,489
    lol, I remember when I bought a used battle of alamut set from prince of persia, it came fully built. like, I'm not sure you understood the point of Lego.
    SumoLegobpk2300BumblepantsKungFuKenny
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,242
    Used sets off of eBay are always a crapshoot.  I got a partially assembled Queen Anne's Revenge, with some 'extra boat pieces'.  It ended up being 95% of the Black Pearl.

    Made up for the cat-turd Millennium Falcon I salvaged off of Craigslist the week before.
    bpk2300560HeliportBumblepantsKungFuKennyKoolbrix2018pxchrisVorpalRyu
  • SnizzlebuttsSnizzlebutts MelbourneMember Posts: 57
    edited June 7
    Just ordered myself the Haunted House ( @Snizzlebutts they still have them in stock as I'm writing this if you're still after one) so now that's 4 packages I'm waiting on. I don't know why Lego here don't make more use of the back order option. The larger sets here sometimes take weeks to get back in stock and when they are they are only in stock for a short amount of time before the weeks long wait starts again.

    Yeah, heaps of stuff came back in stock I think yesterday or the day before, even the bookshop. Got the Haunted House. Was thinking of some Harry Potter but I guess that’ll be in Kmart much cheaper sooner or later, whereas the Haunted House won’t. The Hidden Side secret castle is about $40 cheaper at Target in a few days as well so worth waiting.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 594
    Realizing that digital editing is hard. Why does it want to think that Earth Blue= black? (Trying to see if I can save my project, even with only 150 days left to hit 1000.....
    KungFuKennySumoLegoKLOKRIECHER
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,974
    Someone else's LEGO status is "denied": overheard in Target: "I need Legos!" "No, you don't; you have a bunch of LEGOs at the house that you destroyed, so..."
    KungFuKennySumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,242
    I think you must have a “send me cat turds” sign taped to your back...
    It was in a 2x4 brick.  Fantastic discovery...
    560HeliportKungFuKennyVorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,242
    Someone else's LEGO status is "denied": overheard in Target: "I need Legos!" "No, you don't; you have a bunch of LEGOs at the house that you destroyed, so..."
    As long as he/she isn't waffle-stomping them in cat turds, we're all good.
    560HeliportVorpalRyu
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,974
    Maybe the cat was trying to signal to its humans that it was past time for them to CLEAN THE DAMN LITTER BOX ALREADY! 
    VorpalRyu
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 323
    On a public holiday Lego shipped 80% of one of my orders. Hopefully by the end of the week I have them or they have all been shipped. I wan't expecting to see an email saying an order had shipped today.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,641
    My brother was doing a zoom computer training course with Little Miss S yesterday, when they finished I was asked to come and see something! He held up a handful of yellow pieces, it was from the Caterham we bought him a couple of years ago.
    Me: "did you drop it?" 
    brother: "no, but its your fault. I followed that link you posted about the F1 cars you built and found this site called Rebrickable"

    He's got plans for an alternate Caterham and DB5 build for the two sets he owns.
    SirBrickalotOfLegoKungFuKenny560HeliportomniumsnowhitieGothamConstructionCo
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 594
    Um...Sorting, I built #70419 today, Casey Jr. hit 450(and I haven't even updated photos yet.)Clearly all God's doing, because I have no idea how the jump happened. God's the best! Which, He is
     anyway, since He created everything...
    panchox1
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 821
    @Mr_Hobbles you can't just leave it there!! You didn't even show the traffic light, or a closeup of how the Dacta was connected. So much left to know :-)
    Looks like a great project.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 355
    9$ for Whomping Willow from Wal-Mart.ca denied. Despite listings as in stock but almost sold out, the store I rushed to after work had nothing. Why didn't I finish the 2018 sets this spring before LEGO decided to finally retire/sell out of everything? *SIGH*
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 302
    @omnium Apologies. ;) I wish this place had a train forum, but in the meantime I posted some more pictures in a thread over on Eurobricks: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/178422-9v-power-functions-and-powered-up-working-together-seamlessly/
    omnium
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 288
    Every time I do this I say I’m not doing it again but then it just happens. Value for money is what I call it. Others call it madness. 
    KLOKRIECHERBrickfan50LostInTranslation
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 821
    @omnium Apologies. ;) I wish this place had a train forum, but in the meantime I posted some more pictures in a thread over on Eurobricks: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/178422-9v-power-functions-and-powered-up-working-together-seamlessly/

    Cheers mate, that's the sort of detail I was looking for. I'll refrain from wanting to do a code review... :-D
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 302
    omnium said:
    Cheers mate, that's the sort of detail I was looking for. I'll refrain from wanting to do a code review... :-D
    I don't like to keep code a secret, so if you must. :p https://github.com/nathankellenicki/legolayout

    Back to Lego itself - recently I've been trying to build up a small collection of dark blueish grey 9v train tracks. Its incredibly expensive. :o Why didn't I just decide to stick with old grey like everyone else...
    Switchfoot55omnium
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,026
    Salamalex said:
    Every time I do this I say I’m not doing it again but then it just happens. Value for money is what I call it. Others call it madness. 
    I familiar with your feelings on the subject. Although I have only mass-piled one new set, I often find this is the reality with used sets I've purchased or pieced together. Although frustrating at times, it really does prolong the build process which, in the end, is what I most enjoy about Lego anyway. 

    I have a UCS X-Wing in a few gallon zip top bags waiting to be built. I imagine that will add a few hours to the process at the very least. 
    SalamalexBrickfan50
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    Nicely done @Mr_Hobbles .

    I'm looking forward to the Lego Live Fan Tour tomorrow... Might see some of you there? ;)
    benbacardi
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 288
    Well the Fiat is now finished and it’s a lovely thing apart from the two very distinct yellows included in the set. 
    Legopants560HeliportKungFuKennyKLOKRIECHERsnowhitie
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 323
    I was getting on top of my to do pile but then all those new sets released June 1st and the shelves here are now being restocked so I'm now back to where I was about 3 months ago. No new Harry Potter sets sadly. My Pirates Of Barracuda Bay is also very close to being shipped as well. I was worried about getting it. Bought it and as soon as I did, out of stock. Then it stayed In Process for over a week and now it's moved to In Warehouse.
    KungFuKenny
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 355
    Looking at my vast LEGO Collection and knowing purchases are going to slow right down. Sad to say... my father passed away this week and now all of my disposable income needs to be used for helping out with household expenses.

    I'll probably still buy a set here or there when I can afford it, but it's looking like buying every set I want is no longer priority or possible. It was a nice time while it lasted, but after all things are said and done, responsible AFOLs need to cover bills first and collections second.
    KungFuKennyCymbelinepxchrisiwybsSalamalexSeijiAmasawaModeltrainmanMaffyD
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 165
    @Odeinoichus "after all things are said and done, responsible AFOLs need to cover bills first and collections second" ... we do???
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 566
    Just got the HotRod GWP off of a local marketplace... hoping it'll be in soon :)
    Switchfoot55KungFuKenny
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 200
    Thrilled that my Disney Castle is finally "In Warehouse".  Credit card has been charged.  Maybe it will get here in time for my Birthday next Tuesday but I'm not holding my breath.
    KungFuKennypxchris
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,641
    I really must stop pre ordering things and forgetting about them! I have a vague memory several months ago adding this to my Amazon wishlist, must have actually preordered instead as it arrived this morning!

    What I will definitely order is a PU hub and motor while they're instock, ready for the finally revealed new train. 
    Switchfoot55panchox1LegopantsKungFuKennyGothamConstructionCoVgangKLOKRIECHERFowlerBricks
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,026
    edited June 15
    ^Shhh, don't tell @SumoLego. He might sneak over and fondle that polybag if you're not careful. 
    SumoLegopanchox1KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,242
    ^Shhh, don't tell @SumoLego. He might sneak over and fondle that polybag if you're not careful. 
    No need to fondle, I'll just try to trade for it.
    panchox1Switchfoot55KungFuKennybpk2300gmonkey76davetheoxygenman
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 566
    eMJeeNL said:
    Just got the HotRod GWP off of a local marketplace... hoping it'll be in soon :)
    And sorted my old #5541 from the huge pile of bricks my sons play with... Only need a couple of euros of BL to complete :) (which of course turned out into a 20-euros order... ;))
    KungFuKennySwitchfoot55dpa1
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    I just lived out 10 year old me's LEGO fantasy by finally building the Black Seas Barracuda for the first time! Absolutely phenomenal! 



    I'm looking forward now to re-converting the Pirates of Barracuda Bay set back into ship form (you can see its in shipwreck form currently) and doing an in-person comparison of the two. 
    560HeliportKeilupKLOKRIECHERbpk2300Speedman29KungFuKennyOnebricktoomanysnowhitie
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,489
    I don't remember if the brickset review had pictures comparisons
  • tr100tr100 California Member Posts: 21
    Hey guys! We've been working to add a ton of new YouTube build tutorials lately - let me know what you think! Really appreciate everyone's support!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkTB4GmxhBk



    KLOKRIECHERLegopantskarmajay
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 953
    edited June 16
    stlux said:
    @Fauch The Brothers Brick did in their review. The new one is bigger in every dimension.


    Yeah, I've seen the review comparisons... I just meant that I'm looking forward to comparing the two myself in person. :-)
    Switchfoot55
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 594
    Casey Jr. has chugged his way to 525 supporters! Time looks short, but God can do anything, and maybe next time I resubmit, all those supporters will come back.
    panchox1
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 458
    Just saw a picture of the new Crocodile Locomotive.  Looks pretty good!
    KungFuKennyBumblepants
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