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I know the boat was not supposed to float but I couldn’t resist trying it out... I had to send in #4005 to save the day...
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.
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.)
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.....
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).
I like the alternate build ideas on these classic boxes, especially that “Space Chicken” model in the upper left...
The only Classic Space that I have in that kind of condition is one of #886 Space Buggy, one of the smallest sets! ;-)
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?
they are available here in the US...
And it's only $100.00!!!!
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.
"What do you think if this?"
"No, hell no."
"It's only $100.00!"
"How about I punch you in the face?"
Maybe if it's still available after her birthday, I'll take another run at it.
I bet new they are quite a bit more than $100
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!
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!
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...