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  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 308
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    Thank you everyone for the input on my MOC; the extra ideas were a great help! I made changes and additions throughout the week, and now I am working on the first draft of the instructions.
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  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 415
    Had the instructions printed for @veyniac 's Amethyst Geode set.
    Bricklink orders for the parts are on the way.


    KungFuKennyBumblepantsJudgeChuck560HeliportveyniacMr_CrossModeltrainman
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    I don't think I'll ever understand the cross-marketing.  But happy to see someone is enjoying the product!

    - Drinking coffee from a LEGO travel mug, wearing LEGO socks -
    bpk2300KungFuKennypxchris560HeliportYellowcastleMarshallmarioEGRobertslowlead
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,924
    bpk2300 said:
    I decided to get a pair of Lego branded Adidas shoes. I understand these aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love them! Adidas has produced a few different varieties/styles so far, and I like these ones the most (with the exception of the first run ZX version, for which I lost out on the lottery for). The box they came in is a nice touch. I’m excited to wear them, although I’m afraid to get them dirty! 


    I looked up how much they cost and about shat myself. Plus the fact that they don't even come in my size (they top out at a men's 10).

    I'll give them this, they do look good! But I am about the furthest thing from a shoe collector as you can get. I too would be scared to ever wear them and get them dirty at that price.
    bpk2300YellowcastleKungFuKenny560Heliport
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,245
    ^ Apparently, the shoes begin to lose clutch at size 11.
    eMJeeNLSwitchfoot55bpk2300pxchrisKungFuKennyCymbelineAstrobricks560HeliportJudgeChuck
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 195
    edited August 2021
    pxchris said:
    bpk2300 said:
    I decided to get a pair of Lego branded Adidas shoes. I understand these aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love them! Adidas has produced a few different varieties/styles so far, and I like these ones the most (with the exception of the first run ZX version, for which I lost out on the lottery for). The box they came in is a nice touch. I’m excited to wear them, although I’m afraid to get them dirty! 


    I looked up how much they cost and about shat myself. Plus the fact that they don't even come in my size (they top out at a men's 10).

    I'll give them this, they do look good! But I am about the furthest thing from a shoe collector as you can get. I too would be scared to ever wear them and get them dirty at that price.
    They are by far and away the most expensive shoes I've ever bought. It's hard to justify the price for something that gets worn and eventually ruined. My wife basically forced me to purchase them. Like most things, she knew I would have quickly talked myself out of them if I didn't buy when the impulse hit (triggered by a clever Adidas marketing email, no less). 

    Shoes are funny for me. If I had lots of disposable income, I'd totally be a sneaker-head. As it stands, these are the first shoes I've ever "collected." They indeed have lit a fire in me and now I find myself shopping for other Licenses that Adidas has (Disney, Star Wars, etc). Like my LEGO hobby, though, I will restrain myself. 

    I bought sneaker protector spray for these. Let's see if I work up the courage to actually wear them!
    KungFuKenny560Heliportpxchris
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 2,052
    ^If you do wear them you have to post a video doing a catwalk with all the poses at the end.
    pxchrispanchox1
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 114
    Waiting for a specific Ikea Besta cabinet to come back into stock at our local store so I can hang it and get some more sets displayed. While I wait I can YET AGAIN rebuild #3181 Passenger Plane from 2010 which my preschoolers keep crashing. Sigh. 
    KungFuKennyYellowcastle
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    bpk2300 said:
    Update! for those of you waiting in suspense: I wore my new LEGO sneakers to work today. Like my indecisiveness around buying them, I would have let them sit for weeks agonizing over putting them on and walking out. I decided to man up and just do it!

    I've gotten both compliments and strange looks. So far, the sneakers are still clean. They are quite comfy, too. The raised LEGO stud pattern on the insole feels good. My father about fell over when I told him the price (I run this company with him). 

    I feel silly and accomplished and overall, no regrets. Even my wife likes them :-O

    ^apologies, but I forgot to hit record during my catwalk
    You've inspired me to wear my pair tomorrow. They've been sitting in their box for the exact "they'll get dirty" fear you have. I've never spent close to this amount on a shoe... definitely the person that gets holes in their shoes and continues to wear them. 

    @pxchris they actually go up quite a few sizes higher, I think they pry just sold out. I'm a size 13 but ordered my pair almost immediately after launch. 
    YellowcastleSumoLegobpk2300pxchrisSwitchfoot55FizyxMarshallmariogmonkey76
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,924
    Grr... stupid BrickNerd and their stupid fantastically written in-depth theme overviews stoking my compulsion to get into collecting the Adventurers theme!

    https://bricknerd.com/home/everything-you-want-to-know-about-lego-adventurers-8-9-21

    Don't they know that all of my money is tied up in Pirates right now?1? How rude.

    But seriously... a fantastic article which and fans of the Adventurers theme should read. @KungFuKenny I'm looking at you.
    560HeliportCymbelineBumblepantsKungFuKennyMr_CrossSwitchfoot55YellowcastleSumoLegogmonkey76
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 880
    Today (actually yesterday) I received the results of an examination of a tumour that was accidentally found in my small intestine three weeks ago. It was three very long weeks of waiting but the result is positive for me: it is not cancer. Nevertheless, the polyp has to be removed, I will have surgery next Wednesday.
    I was so happy with this result that I immediately gifted myself a few LEGO sets: #60302 (mainly for the elephant) and #41686.
    I shall pray!
    Switchfoot55veyniacMaffyDKungFuKennygmonkey76Brickfan50autolycuspanchox1
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,237
    @Brickfan50 - hope all goes well next week. Glad it's not the worst case scenario too!
    KungFuKennygmonkey76CymbelineBrickfan50Marshallmarioautolycus
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,780
    Don't worry I'm still into LEGO. Recently I've been thinking of stopping collecting most of what I collect, and focusing on building my city. The only official sets I plan on using without changing too much, or mixing the parts into my parts collection are the Modulars. The only question I have is do I sell off the sets I don't plan on using, or keep them for the parts.     
    BumblepantsKungFuKennypanchox1
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,245
    Keep them for parts and also buy second copies of each.
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  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 498
    @KungFuKenny I'm impressed by how well you were able to restore the box for #3601
    From the look of the before picture, I would have thought it was hopeless. 
    KungFuKennyBumblepantsgmonkey76stluxMarshallmariopxchrisFizyxPDelahanty
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,390
    @KungFuKenny beautiful sets. 
    KungFuKenny
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,390
    The Fabuland lawnmower is probably my favourite Lego piece ever !!
    BumblepantsCharmiefcbKungFuKennyCymbelinebpk2300Modeltrainmanpxchrisflord
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 281
    @KungFuKenny WHAT...you can fix cardboard? Your like some Wizard!
    YellowcastleBumblepantsPDelahanty
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 415
    If you don't have the money or the space for the big one (like me), then this will do as well.
    It's from Luis Peña and has 80 parts. Built it from parts in my inventory so no orders were required.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyveyniacModeltrainmandatsunrobbieAstrobricksFizyx
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,294
    @KungFuKenny WHAT...you can fix cardboard? Your like some Wizard!
    There are limits- even with a bit of work some of the damage remained.  What I have found works well is carefully separating the tabs from the original glue and laying the box flat. I then iron the cardboard with low heat through a thin towel to flatten out wrinkles or creases.  Torn cardboard can sometimes be mended well by using a Japanese rice glue that’s ideal for paper.  Even fairly shredded cardboard can be teased back together with very thin layers of this type of glue and some patience.  In less ideal situation’s I’ve had to use clear tape on the back side to repair a tear.

    Logically I know that these are just cardboard boxes that were meant to be thrown away.  My non-rational side, however, loves holding on to vintage packaging because it allows me to pretend I’m buying the sets for the first time back in 1981…
    This sounds like content for a front page article. Make it happen @Huw
    Cymbelinegmonkey76KungFuKennypxchrisMarshallmarioandheFizyxPDelahanty
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,262
    I'd love to see this done live via Zoom!
    YellowcastleKungFuKennyMarshallmario
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 308
    @KungFuKenny WHAT...you can fix cardboard? Your like some Wizard!
    There are limits- even with a bit of work some of the damage remained.  What I have found works well is carefully separating the tabs from the original glue and laying the box flat. I then iron the cardboard with low heat through a thin towel to flatten out wrinkles or creases.  Torn cardboard can sometimes be mended well by using a Japanese rice glue that’s ideal for paper.  Even fairly shredded cardboard can be teased back together with very thin layers of this type of glue and some patience.  In less ideal situation’s I’ve had to use clear tape on the back side to repair a tear.
    That would make a great craft video.
    KungFuKennyFizyxPDelahanty
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,361
    veyniac said:
    That would make a great craft video.
    This guy does similar type repairs and I have used some of his tricks before.  He is more partial to linen tape than to trying to re-attach or “knit” the cardboard, but I’ve found his (and other toy restorer’s) videos interesting to watch…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lHTrcQSEhz4
    YellowcastleveyniacCymbelineMarshallmario
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 880
    Building some older LEGO Disney sets, listening to worship music, and praising God for all He's done! 
    KungFuKennyveyniacpanchox1
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,361
    edited August 2021
    Nice pics! I like that last little Caribbean Clipper MOC, and I know I’ve heard of that builder somewhere… 😀
    pxchrisgmonkey76panchox1
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,241
    All excellent builds, including yours and your son's @pxchris!

    It took me a good few seconds to finally realize why you'd posted a picture of a Super Soaker. I was genuinely confused how that had slipped into a Lego thread!

    That National Mall is ::chef's kiss::
    pxchrisFizyx
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,924
    edited August 2021
    That super soaker was amazingly accurate! Definitely one of my favorites from the day. Really made you do a double-take.

    Click through to photo # 8 on this post to see it in action.


  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,163
    ^ I couldn’t find the super soaker on that page. There’s some other cool stuff though. Then it shut me out because I don’t have an account.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,924
    ^ I couldn’t find the super soaker on that page. There’s some other cool stuff though. Then it shut me out because I don’t have an account.
    Here, I'll help you out (I probably should have just posted a screenshot to begin with...)


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  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 281
    I like the Classic Space Mech. Looks to be about 6000 pieces!
    pxchrisPDelahanty
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 308
    My first thought was "Why does that super soaker have 1x1s inside of it?" Then I looked at the handle and realized the truth. That is probably the most realistic creation I have ever seen.
    autolycuspxchrisFizyx
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood IndianapolisMember Posts: 114
    pxchris said:
    Oh how I've missed LEGO events!!
    ... 
    Here are just a few pictures of some of my favorite builds I captured during the day.



    Boy would I like to see more pictures of this! Wonderful and thanks for sharing your day!
    pxchris
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,924
    Boy would I like to see more pictures of this! Wonderful and thanks for sharing your day!
    Ask and you shall receive...


    You can find his Flickr page here:

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  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 415
    Are the tiles in the last pic decal printed?
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,924
    Are the tiles in the last pic decal printed?
    Yes, they are.
    SumoLego
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,294
    Visited the Legoland discovery center in Istanbul today with the fam. Pretty nice Miniland, the rest was... A discovery center. Kids had a good time at least.
    pxchrisstlux560HeliportAstrobricksKungFuKennybpk2300Yellowcastle
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,021
    mustang69 said:

    As you can see, it needs work but that is the whole point, having fun restoring it :)
    It was nice knowing you.  We'll all see you in bankruptcy on the other side.
    mustang69pxchris560HeliportAstrobricksKungFuKennybpk2300GothamConstructionCogmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,163
    SumoLego said:
    mustang69 said:

    As you can see, it needs work but that is the whole point, having fun restoring it :)
    It was nice knowing you.  We'll all see you in bankruptcy on the other side.
    Or when you have to sell all your Lego in Marketplace to fund it.
    KungFuKennymustang69560Heliportgmonkey76veyniac
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 224
    mustang69 said:
    My status is my LEGO budget is going to be severely diminished for the next few years due to a new project I picked up.



    I'm not familiar with this set.  What's the set number and how many pieces does it have?  Can you Bricklink the missing ones?
    560HeliportFizyxmustang69Awesomenessgmonkey76veyniacscottdd2lowleadDude4Lego
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