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  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 500
    @KungFuKenny All those friends sleeping on bare floors no doubt littered with take-out containers and pizza boxes - reminds me of my first apartment except I had a sleeping bag! 
    KungFuKenny560Heliportandhe
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 361
    @KungFuKenny inspired a bit by the Parisian Restaurant Design, and then wholly thrown off the rails. Love it. LEGO should seriously consider making a Modular Mini-Doll line.
    KungFuKenny
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 432
    I'm back to I won't buy any more sets until I have gone through my backlog. Let's see how long this lasts. I give it until the Cantina is back in stock or another wave of a theme I'm interested in releases.
    560Heliport
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,124
    Finally finished up the exterior of my Friends modular... 


    That is just beautiful, A good looking modular town house but with the pink accents and the castle style turret it really screams Friends. Top work
    KungFuKennySumoLegoMr_CrossOnebricktoomany
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    SumoLego said:
    I'm on day eighteen of brushing past an unopened Razor Crest.  At this rate, they'll have re-issued it before I get around to opening and building this one.

    - Guy that watched Rebels over the lock-down in April and had to get a Ghost/Phantom and has yet to build it -

    - Guy that hasn't built his "Gotta get it day one, and build it immediately" SHIELD Helicarrier -

    - Guy that still hasn't build is UCS B-Wing -

    - Guy that still is 'looking for a space' for his UCS Super Star Destroyer-

    Ugh... I think I suck at my hobby.
    Do you need me to build them for you? :)
     
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76KungFuKennyAstrobricks
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 432
    SumoLego said:
    I'm on day eighteen of brushing past an unopened Razor Crest.  At this rate, they'll have re-issued it before I get around to opening and building this one.

    - Guy that watched Rebels over the lock-down in April and had to get a Ghost/Phantom and has yet to build it -

    - Guy that hasn't built his "Gotta get it day one, and build it immediately" SHIELD Helicarrier -

    - Guy that still hasn't build is UCS B-Wing -

    - Guy that still is 'looking for a space' for his UCS Super Star Destroyer-

    Ugh... I think I suck at my hobby.

    I can outdo that. I still haven't built my Carousel, Ninjago City and Death Star bought in 2017. We won't even get into 2018-2020 large sets that have been bought and just sitting there. I'm kind of reluctant to build them in all honesty. I want to build them but then I'll be thinking I don't have those nice big heavy boxes in the corner anymore. Cantina is the only big set I'm going to buy and then no more until I build the backlog. I bought the Star Wars advent calendar yesterday but that doesn't count in my books.
    gmonkey76
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,780
    I can out do you all. According to my Brickset I have 4147 sets. If I'm lucky 147 of them could be built. They've been in storage for over two years. I'm in the process of buying a house, and if everything goes according to plan it will be ready in January. So I've got a lot of building and sorting for way too long. 
    KungFuKennyOnebricktoomany
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 432
    How does someone get over 4 thousand sets. It should be illegal to have that many sets haha.
    PS just saw you were from Chicago. I was just looking up the Congress Plaza Hotel. I stayed there a few years ago and I had no idea it was a 'haunted hotel'. I had no hauntings going on when I was but some of the stories out of that hotel. Jeez.
    gmonkey76KungFuKennypanchox1Onebricktoomany
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,549
    My unbuilt backlog is positively tame compared to some of you!

    #70620 NINJAGO City
    #70657 NINJAGO City Docks
    #10270 Bookshop
    #9476 The Orc Forge
    #75270 Obi-Wan's Hut

    I'll be building Obi-Wan's hut in the next day or two and the Bookshop fairly soon, once I've done some re-arranging of my small City.

    I'll probably still have Ninjago City and Docks still in their bags when the new Ninjago City Gardens is released!
    KungFuKennyOnebricktoomany
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,361
    edited October 2020
    SumoLego said:

    Ugh... I think I suck at my hobby.
    Nah... life (especially with kids) has a way of eating up free time... or maybe you are temporarily morphing into a collector and will have years of building backlogged once the kids are grown!
    How does someone get over 4 thousand sets.
    @gmonkey76 is just stockpiling for my Secret Santa gifts...

    560HeliportSwitchfoot55jmeninnoMr_Crossgmonkey76andhepanchox1
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,023
    I can outdo that.
    So... I'm not 'counting' my LEGO City (featuring all modulars, multiples of the Pet Shop townhouses) with Amusement Park, possibly a Disney World Magic Kingdom area, with a port and train yard.  

    And I've still got a few first-generation SW sets to finish sorting.  Also have plans for a modular-sized version of the Sanctum.
    Switchfoot55KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,124
    Gibbo1959 said:
    This might be appropriate moment to re-mention the acronym I first heard on a model railway TV prog - S.A.B.L.E. Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. At the time I laughed......
    My wife and her mum are both quilters, there is a saying "whoever dies with the most fabric, wins"
    Gibbo1959560HeliportstluxKungFuKennyCymbelinegmonkey76flowerpotgirl
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 270
    edited October 2020
    My biggest rule in buying Lego is that as soon as I get a set home from the store, or as soon as it gets delivered to my doorstep, I have to assemble it.  It won't necessarily stay assembled for long - it may stay disassembled in the closet the vast majority of the time afterwards, or broken up for parts - but it must be assembled according to the instructions, at least once, with minimal delay.  I find that a useful restraint against accumulating a FOMO stash.  Budget is the second restraint ... my university fellowship ran out this summer and the teaching assistantship I'm now on amounts to a 43% pay cut.  So it's back to rice and beans every day and Legos every other day, as the Red Queen might say.
    Switchfoot55560Heliportandhe
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 882
    Gibbo1959 said:
    This might be appropriate moment to re-mention the acronym I first heard on a model railway TV prog - S.A.B.L.E. Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. At the time I laughed......
    My wife and her mum are both quilters, there is a saying "whoever dies with the most fabric, wins"
    Which is funny, since we know we can't take it with us. If we could, I imagine God wouldn't exactly be thrilled...
    gmonkey76panchox1
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 361
    The Backlog for me is pretty much my entire collection practically, since I only have so much space at a time I disassemble a lot. Guess that means I should work at making more space for sets.
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 544
    My backlog came about because we moved and ended up with a smaller house which eliminated the majority of my display space, but I still wanted to get the sets so I didnt miss out and they retired. I've got about 13 larger sets and 10 or so smaller ones waiting to be built.

    We're hoping to build a garage with some living space on a second floor, which will become my new LEGO room. Though this is mostly in the hands of a zoning committee at the moment as we need a variance since it will be outside the setbacks defined by the county we live in.
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    Time to disassemble #10144 Sandcrawler. I bought it second-hand off eBay Germany back in November 2011 - it's been on display in the man-cave ever since. Not a huge SW fan, but I really like this set (especially the Jawa minifigs). 


    KungFuKennyGothamConstructionCo560HeliportbrickventuresmessyandheLostInTranslationKLOKRIECHER
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    Getting there, slowly... 


    560HeliportKLOKRIECHER
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    Phew! Only the chassis left now. Oooh, just look at that dust! :-D


    KungFuKennyGothamConstructionCo560HeliportandheKLOKRIECHER
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    Reassembling my #75188 after knocking it off the table. It was one of those slow-motion, too late "Nnnoooooooo!!!" moments. Now, where are the instructions?
    andhe
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    Done! That thing is surprisingly sturdy.
    KungFuKennyAstrobricksandhe
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    That's that! Disassembled and dusted (just need to sort the parts and bag 'em up :-S). Time for a cup of tea now though coz I'm gagging! 


    560HeliportmessyKungFuKennyLostInTranslationKLOKRIECHER
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,708
    ^So, did all the brown parts survive?
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    Done! That thing is surprisingly sturdy.
    I had a few instances of stuff falling from shelves and barely anything broke. I think once a model fell from like 1m50 high and nothing broke (and it wasn't technic, just system)
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    ^So, did all the brown parts survive?

    All seem OK to be me. Has there been a problem with brown parts? :-S
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,023
    edited October 2020
    ^ Nerds ought to dial it back, as the Cantina isn't a real place and is just a movie studio set...
    Switchfoot55560HeliportKungFuKennyOnebricktoomany
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Nerds ought to dial it back, as the Cantina isn't a real place and is just a movie studio set...
    What's that got to do with anything? :)
    SumoLegoAstrobricksandheKungFuKennyOnebricktoomany
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,023
    What's that got to do with anything? :)
    About as much as which direction doors open up for a 'practical' rendering of a fictitious place.  Maybe it just irks me when the Continuity Police start questioning science fiction.
    Onebricktoomany
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,168
    Continuity still matters in fiction, science or otherwise :)

    Now physics - that's another kettle of fish.
    560HeliportOnebricktoomany
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    I decided to sort all the Sand Green parts I've bought from the PAB wall the last few years... 
    KungFuKennySwitchfoot55Mr_CrossBumblepantsandheAstrobricksOnebricktoomanyKLOKRIECHER
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    If I ever need some Sand Green bricks, I could make them out of stacked 1x2 and 1x4 plates, or if I really want bricks, I could take them out of the back wall of #10228 Haunted House, and substitute plates. ...I don't know why I need so many telescopes, but topped with 1x4 plates, they make a nice railing.
    OnebricktoomanyKungFuKenny
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 718
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Nerds ought to dial it back, as the Cantina isn't a real place and is just a movie studio set...
    Oga's Cantina on Batuu is real! :-P
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55iwybsOnebricktoomanySumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,704
    ^But, to be fair, Oga's doors open sideways too, not vertically. 

    Probably to do with being a "crushing hazard" or something...
    OnebricktoomanyKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    Only the Empire uses doors that open vertically, because they don't care if a stormtrooper whacks his head because he didn't wait for the door to open completely! 
    Switchfoot55eMJeeNLOnebricktoomanypanchox1KungFuKenny
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,620
    Double VIP points on [email protected] made the exclusive Monkie Kid sets a more palatable purchase... #80008 Cloud Jet and #80015 Cloud Roadster ordered! :-D I have to wait til Christmas for them though :-(
    560HeliportKungFuKennyOnebricktoomany
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 831
    Mr_Cross said:
    Double VIP points on [email protected] made the exclusive Monkie Kid sets a more palatable purchase... #80008 Cloud Jet and #80015 Cloud Roadster ordered! :-D I have to wait til Christmas for them though :-(

    You were keen. I'm waiting till 15th for the mini mindstorms GWP.
    Mr_CrossOnebricktoomanyKungFuKenny
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 432
    Due to the renovations next door I decided I needed to get out of the house and went into the city. Public transport during covid is freaky. Before covid any bus into the city/downtown was almost full anytime of day. My bus stop is on a main artery into the city so I can catch multiple buses in and out. I get on and I'm the only one. By the end of the trip only 2 others had got on. Anyway I broke my promise about no new Lego. I got the Technic Ducati and Land Rover. It was kind of normal but still felt a bit odd. I hadn't been in there since March.
    560HeliportOnebricktoomanySwitchfoot55CymbelineKungFuKennyAstrobricksOldTownBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,082
    Mr_Cross said:
    Double VIP points on [email protected] made the exclusive Monkie Kid sets a more palatable purchase... #80008 Cloud Jet and #80015 Cloud Roadster ordered! :-D I have to wait til Christmas for them though :-(
    Christmas?! I got #80015 today and have been trying to wait until Sunday. I was going to go camping at a state park on the North Shore (that's what we Minnesotans call it; anyone else looking at a map would say it's more the west shore of Lake Superior.) I would build it after hiking and before supper. But the forecast is for rain and wind- either would be tolerable, but not both! So maybe I'll just go for the day Sunday or Monday... but it's 200 miles/320 kilometers! But I haven't been there yet this autumn, and I start my new job Wednesday. So maybe I'll build my Roadster tonight. :)
    Mr_CrossOnebricktoomany
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,549
    Caved in earlier than planned and ordered all the parts for @BenBuildsLego's The Hobbit Skyline and also purchased the instructions. I'll have to start on the OT Star Wars ones next, I think!
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 882
    edited October 2020
    Well, my Casey Jr. project only needs 110 more supporters to hit 1000, and gain 6 months. I wish I knew that many people...LEGO IDEAS - Casey Jr Circus Train from Dumbo
    KungFuKennypanchox1KLOKRIECHER
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