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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,993
    PJ76uk said:
    I think I might have one still sealed if your desperate?!
    I am a bit! PM'd you
  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 253
    This has been a long build. But it looks really good:


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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,205
    edited February 11
    PJ76uk said:
    I think I might have one still sealed if your desperate?!
    I am a bit! PM'd you
    Who knew there was a secondary market for retired IKEA products!

    KLOKRIECHER
    said:
    This has been a long build. But it looks really good:


    That is a great playset... I'm a big fan of Mark Stafford, and this set, along with #7066 and #5974 are at the top of my favorites list...
    BumblepantsKLOKRIECHER
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 460
    I finally started to build Diagon Alley today.  I've finished bags 1 & 2.  I think it's going to take me a while to finish.  I'm really enjoying the little builds for the furnishings & such but my old bones are starting to have difficulty with all the small pieces.
    dpa1vanvonfull560Heliport
  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 253
    Had some fun building Keetongu today:

    560Heliport
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Northern CaliforniaMember Posts: 105
    I finally built the #10211 Grand Emporium which I've had sealed since I bought it sometime around the year after it came out.  After the first of the instruction books, I ended up with A TON of leftover black 1x2 plates...at least 20!  I looked over the instructions again, but couldn't find where all those plates were supposed to go.

    Is packing a ton of extra black 1x2 plates a known thing?  Is there some secret step in the instructions that I missed?  I'm stumped.
    Switchfoot55
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,205
    edited February 13
    I finally built the #10211 Grand Emporium which I've had sealed since I bought it sometime around the year after it came out.  After the first of the instruction books, I ended up with A TON of leftover black 1x2 plates...at least 20!  I looked over the instructions again, but couldn't find where all those plates were supposed to go.

    Is packing a ton of extra black 1x2 plates a known thing?  Is there some secret step in the instructions that I missed?  I'm stumped.
    I remember the same problem - I had accidentally skipped the step of adding the black 1x2 plates to the front of one or more of the column details (step 4 of the picture below)...

    That accounted for quite a few extra pieces,  so it might be worth checking the height of the 1x2 dark tan tiles on the front of the building to make sure...
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  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Northern CaliforniaMember Posts: 105
    I remember the same problem - I had accidentally skipped the step of adding the black 1x2 plates to the front of one or more of the column details (step 4 of the picture below)...

    That accounted for quite a few extra pieces,  so it might be worth checking the height of the 1x2 dark tan tiles on the front of the building to make sure...
    Oh wow! I think this is what I missed...even after a second pass through the instructions! At least it’s easy to fix without having to take a lot of stuff apart.
    Thanks!
    KungFuKennyFizyxgratefulnat
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,497
    Thanks guys! You've just reminded me how much I'd give for a Grand Emporium! Well, not as much as is asked on the market, but a lot! ;-)
    Lego should really do a new department store, but I fear it would be too small, given the amount of detail now put into modulars, or very expensive. I'd pay £200 or so for a really good, new modular store though.
    KungFuKenny
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 182
    Be My Valentine! They look tremendous!
    BastyKungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,689
    ^ Gee, thanks! But, I only see nine ;-)
    560Heliport
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 444
    Happy Valentine's Day


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  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 253
    Today I've build this Wild West set:

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  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Northern CaliforniaMember Posts: 105
    Just started my first build of the modular Pet Shop #10218.  I've had the set since the initial release and it has survived two moves...but now that I have space, it's time to build all these modulars and I've been doing them in order.  In the process, I'm also discovering issues that come with age.

    Fire Brigade had a lot of the dark red tiles break on me when I was trying to attach them to the front of the building.  Had to order replacements and fortunately those went on without breaking.

    Grand Emporium had some dark red 1x1 tiles as a decorative tabletop...and three of them broke on me...and the set only had 2 spares.  I'll have to get another replacement.

    Now I'm building Pet Shop.  I'm only done with the first floor of one of the buildings, but have already noticed that the woman minifig has legs that won't bend anymore.  I'm afraid that if I force them, they'll snap...because they're dark red!  Also, the brown bricks for the walls seem really stiff and make a CRACK sound when I snap them on.  I'm not seeing any broken pieces or even any hairline fractures, but the sound is quite worrisome!  Looking forward to the rest of the build, but also dreading more dark red or brown bricks.

    I'll be glad when I get past this era with brittle bricks.
    Glacierfalls265
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 356
    edited February 19
    I dismantled #75827 Ghostbusters HQ (2016) recently and one corner of the reddish brown 6x16 plate crumbled - even though I was being very gentle as I am aware of this issue. Luckily had a few extra such plates in my spare parts.
    As well also had a 1x1 reddish brown plate with clip in #21313 Ship in a Bottle (2018) disintegrate, didn't even exert a lot of pressure and ended up with kernels of ABS on my desk. Basically I started to remove it by hand, pulling it up, and it turned to dust...
    Next up will be dismantling #21010 Robie House (2011) which has been on display since release, will have to be very careful with all that dark red.
    Makes me nervous.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,616
    ^ Ice babe!
    KungFuKenny
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 288
    My eyes... the box art of ice planet just doesn't do the colors justice.
    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,689
    I dismantled #75827 Ghostbusters HQ (2016) recently and one corner of the reddish brown 6x16 plate crumbled - even though I was being very gentle as I am aware of this issue. Luckily had a few extra such plates in my spare parts.
    As well also had a 1x1 reddish brown plate with clip in #21313 Ship in a Bottle (2018) disintegrate, didn't even exert a lot of pressure and ended up with kernels of ABS on my desk. Basically I started to remove it by hand, pulling it up, and it turned to dust...
    Next up will be dismantling #21010 Robie House (2011) which has been on display since release, will have to be very careful with all that dark red.
    Makes me nervous.
    I have a disassembled used Robie House that I bought a few years ago. Now I have something else to be anxious about 😐
    KungFuKenny
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Northern CaliforniaMember Posts: 105
    Finished the first building of the Pet Shop modular. (the non-Pet Shop half)  Noticed afterwards that the bottoms of some brown 1x1 "headlight" pieces snapped.  Everything's staying in place, but I know if this is ever disassembled, I'll have a mess on my hands.

    My son is currently 2.  When he gets of age to go down into the basement to play, I'll have to set some "Man Upstairs" style rules not to disassemble certain sets.
    KungFuKennyFizyxGlacierfalls265
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 182
       So #6983 in the data base says released in 1993, subtheme 2002. That set you just built should be 20-30 years old yet it looks brand new! How do you do that? I wish I could come over to your house to play. It looks stellar!
    KungFuKennygratefulnat
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,205
       So #6983 in the data base says released in 1993, subtheme 2002. That set you just built should be 20-30 years old yet it looks brand new! How do you do that? I wish I could come over to your house to play. It looks stellar!
    Thank @Darthtater147 - I’ve picked up quite a lot of his vintage sets in the last few months, and he took great care of them!
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 356
    I finished building #6983 Ice Station Odyssey today...
    I've never been particularly attracted to Ice Planet theme, but those colors just POP!

    KungFuKennyGlacierfalls265
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 412
    I really like the Bricktober Fairground models, but I can't really justify buying them due to the crazy cost, so recreated with a few minor tweaks.


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,418
    Had some time this past weekend to put together #75278 D-O to add to my "scale" character collection (is there an official name for these??? I hate referring to them as UCS simply because they have the larger sticker plaque). 

    It was a super fun build, albeit fairly quick. It fits in nicely among it's counterparts. I still have R2-D2 and Grogu on the to-do list. Still on the fence for the K-2SO project as well, but thinking I'll be jumping down that rabbit hole fairly soon.  
    KungFuKennypxchris
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 289
    Received and built today #40469 Tuk Tuk and #92177 Ship in a Bottle ... building the little Tuk Tuk was a lot of fun, building the Ship in the Bottle more tedious than fun although the results were interesting.
    KungFuKennydpa1
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Northern CaliforniaMember Posts: 105
    Built #31038 Changing Seasons with my son the other day.  It's a 2015 set that I've had sealed in the box since I got it.  The red light brick for the grill worked for a few presses, but then stopped.  Opened it up with a little screwdriver and saw the tiny hearing aid batteries had leaked a little.  Seems really unusual for batteries to leak after only 5 years.  Easy enough to replace (and the replacements worked despite the leak), but unexpected for something that was mint in box and not that old.
    catwrangler
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 356
    Love the daffodils - spring is awakening!
    Cymbelinecatwrangler
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,051
    edited February 27
    My 17 year old an I just finished up this years modular building. Chris McVeigh did a wonderful job with this installment. The set is filled with clever never seen before techniques. This modular is top in my top three for sure.


    Bumblepantspxchrisgmonkey76
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,993
    Is that @GrannyLEGO toting the assault rifle at Guns'n'Ammo ?
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  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    Funny how both buildings use a very similar technique for the brickwork on the corners!
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,678
    edited February 28
    Is that @GrannyLEGO toting the assault rifle at Guns'n'Ammo ?
    I think you're right! Is she defending the guy in the wheelchair from the zombie? Or is she supplying guns to zombies? :)
    Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,993
    Seals cut on the Blacksmiths shop
    First bag completed. I just love the top down view of the footprint of sets like this and the modulars.

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  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 289
    Is that @GrannyLEGO toting the assault rifle at Guns'n'Ammo ?

    LOL ... a very appropriate choice of minifig as it very well could be me! And, if it is me, I am definitely shooting the Zombies, not helping them.

    Where did that building come from? I have the Police Station but not the Guns N Ammo store.
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  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 289
    I'm working on the #10273 Haunted House having finally saved up enough to get it (thank you tax refund) ... am on Bag 16 and although the tower gets a little tedious the rest has been a fun and interesting build.
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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,624
    Finally got around to building #75255 Yoda this weekend. It definitely makes a great addition to the shelf! 


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  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 184
    Used up most of my blue and light bluish gray parts today building an updated version of set 6931.  Made for a nice screenless Sunday morning.
  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 184
    i finished #42123 & #76895 on the weekend. both were birthday presents. The 8 wide speed champion vehicles are good for building RHD cars, but not sure it helps to improve the look of the cars.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,689
    edited March 1
    iwybs said:
    Used up most of my blue and light bluish gray parts today building an updated version of set 6931.  Made for a nice screenless Sunday morning.
    Brickset Pro Tip - if you’re going to cite set numbers (especially without the name), remember to put a hashtag #6931 in front of them so we can click the link to see what you’re talking about. 

    Thank you for your cooperation :)
    pxchrisKungFuKenny
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 182
    @pxchris Your shelf needs an R2-D2. Possibly waiting on the new rumored model?
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  • lowleadlowlead USAMember Posts: 251
    Picked up the new #75301 X-wing.  I was very curious about the Technic scissor mechanism, and wanted to experience the new smaller tier sets.
    Pleasantly surprised with what the designer was able to accomplish with a smaller model.  I added a few slopes here and there.  Great build!

     

    Bumblepantsbandit778
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,624
    @pxchris Your shelf needs an R2-D2. Possibly waiting on the new rumored model?
    I've been planning on buying #10225 for the last few years but just hadn't pulled the trigger, but now the new rumors of an updated model have definitely put the brakes on my buying the 2012 version. I'm really hopeful for an amazing update to what was already a fantastic set.
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