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  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    Gloomy Saturday afternoon. F1 qualifying on the radio, Crocodile on the build tray

  • karritkarrit Member Posts: 1,070
    I'm totally frustrated.  Can't get any of the sets I want online so I've taken to stalking Goodwill auctions.  I keep getting outbid.  Just missed out on one that had some Pirate & Western theme stuff along with a bunch of other items I wasn't interested in, 27 pound lot.  Auction is still going for a few more minutes but the bids got too high for me.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,487
    Those Goodwill auctions can be brutal. I can't count the number of times I've been outbid at the last second on a killer lot. My personal benefit is that they all ship from the headquarters not too far from me. So, I can arrange in-person pickup and save a bomb on shipping. 
  • panchox1panchox1 Member Posts: 722
    wow, I didn't know goodwill auctions were even a thing. I need to check that out.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,487
    This disturbing part about the Goodwill auctions to me is that all of that LEGO was just given away for free by someone. Some of the sets that come through are insane. Once upon a time there was a lot up that had the original MILF, UCS Death Star, and another older UCS in it. It ended up going for a crazy amount. But I just kept thinking, "Someone donated this for free..." 

    It got me thinking I should stake out a Goodwill donation center. Set up a sign a block away stating that I'd give $20 for LEGO donations.
  • klintonklinton Member Posts: 1,256
    Goodwill's a charity though, no? People are giving away unwanted Lego in hopes that the organization will put the profits to good use. It saves them the hassle of trying to sell it themselves, and money goes to a good cause. It's win/win all around.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,487
    edited July 2020
    ^Agreed. Which is why I eventually told myself to shut up. :)

    I've worked closely with Goodwill on a number of occasions, volunteering at their headquarters and working with their employees. They do great work in my immediate region and throughout their entire company. 

    (My apologies for my previous comment. A bit of a foot-in-mouth statement not intended to belittle those donating or the organization's efforts that receive said donations. However much I didn't intend that, it clearly comes across that way. And for that, I'm sorry.)
  • karritkarrit Member Posts: 1,070
    There was a Death Star up the other day.  Also have seen some older HP sets & some LOTR.  The lots of minifigs go for crazy amounts.  I've been seeing current stuff going for more than if one bought it direct from Lego.  Some people are just clueless.  Some of the shipping from some locations is nuts.  Sometimes what really interests me starts with a $25-$35 shipping fee so I won't even consider bidding on it.
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb Member Posts: 451
    I have $150 in VIP points. The urge to put in another order is growing.
  • panchox1panchox1 Member Posts: 722

    got my Fountain, 12-in-1 and the police minifigure set last night. Now just waiting for the Croc Locomotive that was backordered.

    and eyeing other things on the site..... 

  • LyichirLyichir Member Posts: 1,027

    Something I was working on today. Inspired by someone I saw do it on FB, but it took a while to come up with a solution that fulfilled all my hopes (my main goals were to require minimal modification and attach securely).

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    Mrs Speedman has an eye for buy nothing group items.
    Quick wash and dry and this chap is ready be displayed in the LEGO room. We've also got a lockdown book share in our front garden. Take a free book, leave one behind. Somebody left the DK Lego ideas book out so its bee added to my shelf. In return I left two DK Batman books out.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck Member Posts: 1,591
    @KungFuKenny Wow! Lovely set and it looks in absolutely pristine condition, as you mentioned! The gold on the torsos and the bricks looks perfect. Nice. :-)

    The only Classic Space that I have in that kind of condition is one of #886 Space Buggy, one of the smallest sets! ;-)
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    I always wanted that space set, had to make do with several of the smaller ones and #6892 Blue with yellow canopy and the arrow tiles, classic space
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Closest I have is yesterday, I got some running footage of Casey Jr.  (The majority was deemed not good enough, but I am trying, believe me! Life is hard when the hand that works best is not the one the world caters to...) If anyone wants to see more, let me know, should probably delete it.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,713
    @KungFuKenny, that's a fantastic #6985 I am totally jealous. That set has eluded me for a long time too. Oh, I've seen it, but rarely when I have money to spend! None of my Classic Space is perfect, I have some nice examples but I don't think anything like the condition of this one.
    Well done.
    It's lovely to see all these vintage sets... I'm wondering whether a dedicated thread for 'vintage rebuilds and recently acquired gems' is in order?
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb Member Posts: 451
    Anyone know why the Bricksketchers sets were removed from the Lego store? They were supposed to be released today but they have gone from the site.
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Member Posts: 400
    @KungFuKenny that set is amazing! 36 years old and flawless. I’m one of those who has the ocd about the box so it is doubly amazing. That was a find worth waiting for.
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Member Posts: 2,368
    Thanks all— I’ve whiled away many hours wading through eBay and Bricklink listings over the years, but every now and then you get lucky!

    they are available here in the US...
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,832
    Shaking my head at the Lego ad running on that links to that uses a picture of off-brand bricks. Somebody in the ad department needs to pay attention!
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Feeling like I might be crazy. As everyone here knows, I'm mostly quiet. Today, I released my first YouTube video, discussing why I built Casey Jr., and showing him running. I was scared doing it, I mostly prefer behind the scenes stuff...

  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    edited July 2020
    But you have to set the tracks into the floor. Or you can just fasten them to the floor, so that you're constantly tripping and flinging LEGO across the basement. Please have someone film this for our amusement! ( It really is a great way to save space: you only need one aisle, so you can fit almost twice as much stuff in a given volume.)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,241
    ^ Yeeeeeeees.  

    I'll let you know if I can sell this to my wife.

    And if that happens, I will have successfully guessed next week's PowerBall numbers.
  • karritkarrit Member Posts: 1,070
    Based on my experience of a similar filing system for data processing tape cartridges this could be awesome but our system was installed on a raised floor.  Only issue is when something falls into the tracks the racks become impossible to move. I'm just imagining one tiny 1x1 or 1x2 plate rendering the entire thing stuck but good.
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull Member Posts: 273
    That system looks awesome, we had them in our school library.

    I bet new they are quite a bit more than $100

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    Happy to finally get my hands on some of this years polybags.
    The train is so dinky and cool.

  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb Member Posts: 451
    I wish they sold the polybags online. They may elsewhere but they don't here. So everyone seems to have Bricksketchers on their store but us. Even the link in the promotional emails lead to an error page.  Ah well. I was going to put in an order this week but i'll add them all to the Razor Crest order when that releases.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    edited July 2020
    @Charmiefcb, tell me about it, I've had to make a few friends overseas to get all the Marvel polys, plus some other stuff TLG just decided wasn't worth releasing here, like the last of the Ultra Agents set ( again thanks for doing that for us @SumoLego ).
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    They don't sell polybags online here either. Lego shops have the occasional one, Discovery centres have loads if you can get to either of them. Asda last year had a similar box of five different and this year Lidl have them. The chances of seeing any licenced ones here are very slim since the demise of the Daily Mail offers. Ebay us my only chance for the SW and Marvel ones I want
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 974
    Today is my birthday, fast approaching my mid-forties! Despite my wife keep saying that I have too much Lego, there was a decent number of sets amongst my gifts this year.

    Had a bit of a chuckle at my 6 year old daughters card, then had to explain why it was funny!

    Now just need to persuade my wife that I need to make alterations to the lounge display and fit another cabinet up!
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Member Posts: 2,368
    snowhitie said:

    ...One of the best things is that my husband has been going totally crazy about it and loving the space builds. He is always supportive of my hobby but doesn't build much himself. But this time he seems to be really enjoying the 'puzzle'. My 10 year old is really enjoying it too. Thought he'd pull his nose up at the old stuff, but he's been enjoying building and playing with it too.

    You have some really nice finds there, and it sounds like you may have a new Classic Space fanatic on your hands!  I always had a soft spot in my heart for that old Yellow Castle...

    snowhitie said:

    I've not enjoyed the old instructions that much, except for the alternate models, but trying to find out if you have all the pieces correct is a bit of a chore :) Oh and taking apart old technic is indeed much harder than new technic!

    I use the part list on Bricklink to check the completeness of my vintage sets, and it hasn’t let me down yet.  I try to view old instructions as a “Where’s Waldo” type of puzzle to make up for the lack of piece call-outs, which seems to help!
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Member Posts: 400
    Vintage Yellow Castle is still the best. Also love the Space baseplates with the craters. You were really lucky with that find!
  • LegopantsLegopants Member Posts: 2,097
    Much excitement at Schloss Legopants! Received #10267 Gingerbread House together with the 2 freebies this morning. Still waiting for #10270 Bookshop, which is on backorder, but should be arriving sooooon :-) 

  • panchox1panchox1 Member Posts: 722
    Finished up bags 1 and 2 on the roller coaster. It's pretty amazing to me how the baseplate assembly feels super flimsy at first but once the lower framing is complete how sturdy it all becomes. Loving the build so far.
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood Member Posts: 130
    Built #60267 Safari Off-roader. Our preschooler LOVES “the zebra truck!” and I’m very happy with the build and the lion, bird and tree costume inclusions. One of my favorite sets of the year. 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin Member Posts: 3,041
    got a Hidden Side set on order the Boat one.
    so got my smart phone and when to install the APP.
    and only now do i find out my phone can not run the Hidden Side app. so looks like i only be picking up any more of tham set if its a low low price.
    (i have a week ponts for boats, buss, .. well come to thinking about it most forums of transport. well, apart from cars 99.9% of cars do zip for me. )
    it not like it a old phone. it a 2018 phone. (Samsung Galaxy J6+) so why the (beeeeeeeep) can it not run the (Beeeeeep) app.
  • klintonklinton Member Posts: 1,256
    You're not mising much. The app gets really old, really quickly. Ouside of some humorous ghost bios and checking out the environments, there's nothing really going on there. I've opened it all of twice in the past few months.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,713
    snowhitie said:
    We were supposed to go to Billund this year, but you know, global pandemic and such, so instead we got ourselves a lot of old Lego from end 70s, beginning of the 80s. A mum of one of my son's friends knew I was into Lego so offered it to me. I was a bit hesitant but it seemed reasonbly in good condition on the 2 pics I got (just 2 boxes with some stuff, including instructions, but no real way of knowing what was in there).

    It's turned out to be a really good find with lots of classic space, a yellow castle, some boats, a firestation, a bit of technic.. We've not even reached the end. The figures are in pretty good nick (except the stickered ones from the yellow castle) and you can see that this kid was very meticulous in his sets, not many missing pieces at all. Apparanlty at the end of his childhood it got put in the attic and his kids never showed any interest in 'that old junk' so they decided to just get rid of it.

    It's been fun trying to sort and piece together the sets and I've been surprised with certain techniques or pieces that apparantly already existed (I was born in the early 80s so it pre-dates my childhood Lego).

    One of the best things is that my husband has been going totally crazy about it and loving the space builds. He is always supportive of my hobby but doesn't build much himself. But this time he seems to be really enjoying the 'puzzle'. My 10 year old is really enjoying it too. Thought he'd pull his nose up at the old stuff, but he's been enjoying building and playing with it too.

    I've not enjoyed the old instructions that much, except for the alternate models, but trying to find out if you have all the pieces correct is a bit of a chore :) Oh and taking apart old technic is indeed much harder than new technic!
    Swoon! That is a lovely collection.
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb Member Posts: 451
    I couldn't wait for the Batman Bricksketchers to appear on our Lego store so I went ahead and ordered some Hidden Side sets I didn't have.
    With the whispers of the themes retirement I want to get in now with them.
    It's a shame an original theme bites the dust so soon after initial release.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    Passing one of the five Lidls that are nearby earlier, so we popped in and nabbed the Ninjago polyps, I'd dismissed it when I bought the others as it looked a little baff, but the alt build that I wasn't aware of looks pretty cool
    It was the last poly in the shop so we got to take the box with us too. Will make a more attractive polybag storage than a shoebox.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    the Ninjago polyps

    I don't think I want any of those...:-)
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Member Posts: 2,368
    the Ninjago polyps

    I don't think I want any of those...:-)
    It seems Garmadon’s evil plan is to shift from shark mechs to colonic warfare... :-)
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