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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 772
    edited September 29
    Slowly  making progress. Pooh's house got a hill, because the source material had one. I'm giving the Disney Castle one, because. IMPOSING CASTLE ON A HILL! Also, God is good, because doctors said I'd never do anything, yet, here we are, y'all! 
    autolycus560HeliportWesterBricksSwitchfoot55panchox1KungFuKennyOnebricktoomanysnowhitie
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,711
    Cymbeline said:
    Venunder said:
    Never had any broken cracked lego bricks.
    It seems to be an extreme climate thing ......
    Maybe we should stop buying lego to stop climate warming extreme weather?

    I have a small pile of broken reddish brown, dark red, and pearl gold pieces. None of my LEGO elements has been exposed to climate extremes. 
    I have #6076 that was stored in my cousin's uninsulated attic in NC for over 20 years, so it saw temperatures ranging from zero to well over 100 degrees. No cracked or broken bricks.
    KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 435
    From frozen to boiling... That seems extreme
    WesterBricksCasper_vd_Korfandhe
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,680
    I'm assuming those temperatures are Fahrenheit, so certainly freezing, but nowhere near boiling!
    panchox1KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 158
    edited September 29
    I have #6076 that was stored in my cousin's uninsulated attic in NC for over 20 years, so it saw temperatures ranging from zero to well over 100 degrees. No cracked or broken bricks.
    That set is from 1993, so it's safe.

    From 2008-2018ish, many batches of New (reddish) Brown, Dark Red, and Pearly parts were found to be more brittle than normal, and disassembling the set would cause some parts to crumble.

    Lego announced in the last year or two that they fixed the formula; time will tell how it holds up.  I've had to replace several brown and dark red parts that just disintegrated when I was carefully separating them from other parts, which is particularly annoying when they're in a valuable older modular building.
    Switchfoot55Cymbeline
  • BastyBasty LondonMember Posts: 412
    edited September 29
    My local Tescos had the VIDIYO beatboxes reduced to clear for £4.50. I passed on them, but wonder now if that was a mistake.

    560Heliport
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 434
    Shib said:
    My mum’s a goodun- she sent me a message saying she was near a LEGO shop and asked if there was anything I was after, ten minutes later she sent me this pic:



    Saved me a trip to hunt for the real brick guy so I’m happy!
    Looks like a change of hairpiece for the teal brick suit guy so the head can fit in properly.
    Speedman29
  • veyniacveyniac Northwest MinnesotaMember Posts: 288
    Has anyone else ever had any problems with bright light orange parts breaking? I bought a series1 mixel many years ago, when Lego first started to use the color for "normal" parts, and a surprising number of cheese slopes and 1x1 plates split or cracked within about a year of minimal use.
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 158
    ^ There were a handful of years when many, many cheese slopes cracked, it seems to be more common with lighter colors. I’ve lost count of how many white and gray ones I’ve replaced.
    andhe
  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 435
      I've had to replace several brown and dark red parts that just disintegrated when I was carefully separating them from other parts, which is particularly annoying when they're in a valuable older modular building.
    I don't even dare to open my sealed sand crwler 75059 because of this issue. It's like shroedinger's set. It will either brittle or not, but i'll never know.
    I also don't have the stomach to sell it. 
    KungFuKenny560HeliportCymbelinegmonkey76Marshallmario
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 401
    Don't make a tiny mistake on a Technic set. I had to go back 50 steps and take apart and rebuild the model just so I could access the piece I made a mistake with.
    I also got some of the October sets a couple of days early so happy about that.
    Switchfoot55560Heliportandherd1899
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,019
    arathemis said:
      I've had to replace several brown and dark red parts that just disintegrated when I was carefully separating them from other parts, which is particularly annoying when they're in a valuable older modular building.
    I don't even dare to open my sealed sand crwler 75059 because of this issue. It's like shroedinger's set. It will either brittle or not, but i'll never know.
    I also don't have the stomach to sell it. 
    Open it. Build it. And then maybe never take it apart. It's a great set.
    Switchfoot55560HeliportBumblepantsFizyx
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 539
    Hoping to be awake enough at midnight to order the Santa's Sleigh tonight. Also getting some B&Ps to rebuild my winter village Christmas tree to make it more stable. At the moment its just using 1x1 round studs and one of those tubes to hold it all together. I am going to change it up to use a method similar to the tree from #10249 Toy Shop.
    Switchfoot55panchox1560HeliportCymbeline
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,019
    My status for today is: Waiting for the set I ordered to arrive with FedEx! The seller responded yesterday AM with the tracking number! Yay! So I also know what my status will hopefully be for Sunday as well, but I won't jinx it until the set is in hand.

    It's really not THAT exciting a set by this forum's standards. No Fabuland or classic pirates, castle or space.
    Switchfoot55560Heliportmustang69CymbelineKungFuKennyWesterBricks
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,418
    I'm still waiting for a FedEx update on my Santa's Visit set I ordered back on the 15th. I talked with CS yesterday and they said FedEx is having a lot of delays in orders arriving. I let them know that I've heard of several other people who have ordered at the same time or after me have their Santa's Visit arrive already. 

    Apparently I have to wait until next week and, if it doesn't arrive, they'll try again. Doesn't give me a lot of hope that Santa's Sleigh and the Disney Castle I'll attempt to order tonight are going to show up quickly either...
    mustang69Modeltrainman
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 688
    I plan to order the castle and sleigh tonight, hope they show up by the 19th as that is when I'm moving out!
    Switchfoot55mustang69
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    edited September 30
    Last year was such a bust for Bricktober I never even thought about it this year... Went to TRU today with wife while kid in school and boom Bricktober in full effect with LEGO super stocked up at the front of store.. Wife and I made plans to visit each week and collect up the special sets as well as xmas shop for kid and pick up my must wants soo been a great day!  


    pxchrisKungFuKennyWesterBricksMarshallmarioandhe
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,173
    EGRoberts said:
    Last year was such a bust for Bricktober I never even thought about it this year... Went to TRU today with wife while kid in school and boom Bricktober in full effect with LEGO super stocked up at the front of store.. Wife and I made plans to visit each week and collect up the special sets as well as xmas shop for kid and pick up my must wants soo been a great day!  



    It's really interesting that they've taken the Bricktober sets from SE Asia and repackaged them and moved them over to Canada a year later.  Not what I would have expected, especially with the repackaging.  All in all I think I like the original packaging better (the boxes are VERY nice, sturdy, pretty boxes), but I can understand why they would go towards the envelopes instead since I bet they are substantially cheaper.  Aside from the packaging, they are definitely great little sets though!
    KungFuKenny
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 182
    Fizyx said:

    It's really interesting that they've taken the Bricktober sets from SE Asia and repackaged them and moved them over to Canada a year later.  Not what I would have expected, especially with the repackaging.  All in all I think I like the original packaging better (the boxes are VERY nice, sturdy, pretty boxes), but I can understand why they would go towards the envelopes instead since I bet they are substantially cheaper.  Aside from the packaging, they are definitely great little sets though!
    Too bad Lego can't find a way for the US market to get access to Bricktober sets again...
    Fizyxautolycuspanchox1
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    Fizyx said:

    It's really interesting that they've taken the Bricktober sets from SE Asia and repackaged them and moved them over to Canada a year later.  Not what I would have expected, especially with the repackaging.  All in all I think I like the original packaging better (the boxes are VERY nice, sturdy, pretty boxes), but I can understand why they would go towards the envelopes instead since I bet they are substantially cheaper.  Aside from the packaging, they are definitely great little sets though!
    Too bad Lego can't find a way for the US market to get access to Bricktober sets again...
    The important thing is the Canadian market has them... 😂
    Switchfoot55Fizyx560HeliportCymbelineMarshallmario
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 182
    Good ol' Look Out For Number One... frankly, something like 2-3 years after their TRU runs I'd like to see Lego offer Bricktobers worldwide as a complete all-4-sets-in-one box set.
    panchox1
  • sipusssipuss PolandMember Posts: 63
    Does it not count as "regional exclusive" that they're supposedly not doing anymore if it's a retailer exclusive?
    Switchfoot55560Heliport
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,173
    sipuss said:
    Does it not count as "regional exclusive" that they're supposedly not doing anymore if it's a retailer exclusive?

    They did explicitly state that things like various promos/GWP/con-style sets were not included in the 'no new regional exclusives' announcement.  Only retail sets being sold to the consumer through some established store front were really included.  So basically things like the Chinese New Year sets or Monkie Kid may have been made Asia exclusive because that was the market they were developed for, but LEGO promised that such sets would be available somehow, even if only direct through LEGO, worldwide after that announcement.  But things like SFCC or Bricktober sets could still be released exclusively in certain regions.
    Switchfoot55
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    Good ol' Look Out For Number One... frankly, something like 2-3 years after their TRU runs I'd like to see Lego offer Bricktobers worldwide as a complete all-4-sets-in-one box set.
    TRU will never close in Canada. It was bought by Fairfax up here separating it to the US division. TRU Canada still runs the same giant stores that where there 35 years ago and they are always full and doing well. I don't even think any stores closed up here when they all closed down there. It is always profitable up here which is why I was super shocked when I heard it was bankrupt down in the US. I hear it has a new owner down there again and hope it will make a return for you though as it really is a great store for lego and Bricktober!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,704
    EGRoberts said:
    Good ol' Look Out For Number One... frankly, something like 2-3 years after their TRU runs I'd like to see Lego offer Bricktobers worldwide as a complete all-4-sets-in-one box set.
    TRU will never close in Canada. It was bought by Fairfax up here separating it to the US division. TRU Canada still runs the same giant stores that where there 35 years ago and they are always full and doing well. I don't even think any stores closed up here when they all closed down there. It is always profitable up here which is why I was super shocked when I heard it was bankrupt down in the US. I hear it has a new owner down there again and hope it will make a return for you though as it really is a great store for lego and Bricktober!
    A) Never say never 🤞
    B) AFAIK, they were profitable down here, if you don’t count the insane debt they took on as part of a stupid merger that made money for only a few people.
    560HeliportBumblepantsFizyxKungFuKennySumoLegoiwybs
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    edited October 1
    NEVER!!!   😋
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • lowleadlowlead USAMember Posts: 252
    edited October 1
    ^^NOICE!!
    Status: Similar sort of 'windfall' in the form of an escrow surplus.  Didn't see that coming.  AT-AT fund, I guess!
    EGRoberts560Heliportpanchox1MarshallmarioKungFuKennyiwybs
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 214
    I got a $600 bonus today (about $400 after taxes) so my LEGO  Status is : impatiently waiting for work to end so I can go to the LEGO store! 😃😃😃
    "Boss... I'm not feeling sooo good... Oh the pain" groan a lot and clutch your stomach... Oh and your welcome 😂
    560Heliport
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    ...the insane debt...
    ...and the ocean is dry except for all of the water...

    Part of how TRU grew from a regional toy store to a national chain was taking on insane debt.

    And I happen to agree that no company is guaranteed to survive any length of time, particularly a national toy store.
    iwybs
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,019
    Status: Excited! The Fire Brigade arrived this afternoon! As I suspected, it worked out just fine. Now I think I know what I'll be getting started on Sunday.
    CymbelineWesterBricksBumblepants560HeliportFizyx
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,508
    EGRoberts said:
    Last year was such a bust for Bricktober I never even thought about it this year... Went to TRU today with wife while kid in school and boom Bricktober in full effect with LEGO super stocked up at the front of store.. Wife and I made plans to visit each week and collect up the special sets as well as xmas shop for kid and pick up my must wants soo been a great day!  


    Couldn't help but think 'Bassets Jelly Babies' with that packaging. But feels like a huge step backwards from a recyclable cardboard box what with their recent paper bag announcment!
    MaffyD
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,704
    ^ Unless of course you reuse the bag for sandwiches :)
    KungFuKenny560HeliportveyniaceMJeeNLSwitchfoot55gmonkey76
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,418
    @pxchris, I'm glad you were able to go this year! Unfortunately, this was my first year missing it in the last five years. From your pictures, it seems like the reduced tickets and protocols really helped thin the crowd out. Were the tables pretty full still, or was it fairly sparse?

    That last picture is incredible!
    pxchris
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 381
    ^^ (off topic): Are face masks still mandatory in the US?
    I've seen the great MOC's from picture 3 and 6 featured on The Brothers Brick. The record player is awesome and does play musical notes depending on the colours of the round tiles. Wayyy better than the LEGO Grand Piano (but perhaps this last opinion belongs to the unpopular opinions thread).
    pxchrisKungFuKenny
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,508
    edited October 4
    Saw the Harry Potter build on instagram a while back. The staircases actually move, it's brilliant.
    KungFuKennypxchris
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,630
    @pxchris, I'm glad you were able to go this year! Unfortunately, this was my first year missing it in the last five years. From your pictures, it seems like the reduced tickets and protocols really helped thin the crowd out. Were the tables pretty full still, or was it fairly sparse?

    That last picture is incredible!
    The tables were fairly full, but there was certainly some unused space available. The crowd was definitely thinned out which was nice for me! haha
    ^^ (off topic): Are face masks still mandatory in the US?
    I've seen the great MOC's from picture 3 and 6 featured on The Brothers Brick. The record player is awesome and does play musical notes depending on the colours of the round tiles. Wayyy better than the LEGO Grand Piano (but perhaps this last opinion belongs to the unpopular opinions thread).
    The mask requirements vary by state (and sometimes by county within the state) but they are required in both Washington and Oregon states currently.
    andhe said:
    Saw the Harry Potter build on instagram a while back. The staircases actually move, it's brilliant.
    Yes, it was quite a lot of fun to watch! I did take some video of the movement too.
    Switchfoot55CymbelineandheKungFuKennyBrickfan50
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 187
    I spy a guy in the 2nd photo wearing a construction vest of technic plates. I’d like to have seen that (and the rest of these great builds). 
    Switchfoot55pxchris
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,048
    This is why I miss Lego events in the UK. Some have been going on but they have often been smaller scale and a little too far away for me to get to. Looks like the Great Western Brick Show is not happening this year so might need to wait for a Bricklive or something next year.
    KungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,680
    Two guys in my apartment building are new AFOLs. One just ordered the Titanic and says he needs our help building it. "Um, gee, let me think about it" I did not say! Of course I'm in!
    andhe
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,704
    ^ I thought you couldn’t order it until November 1.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,704
    I’ve been helping organize the Brickset Secret Santa event and thought I would post a couple of pics of the model I made for this year’s thread…

    Santa and company have had a relaxing summer break, but are now ready to start preparing for the upcoming holiday season...
    Sign-ups are open through the 1st of November, so head over to this year’s thread to join the fun!
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/36850/secret-santa-2021#latest
    My first thought was that the reindeer were soaking in an ice bath after their Christmas Eve marathon :D
    KungFuKennysnowhitie
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,508
    ^I assumed Santa was boiling them for his boxing day lunch. Throw in a few sprouts... 
    panchox1
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,680
    ^ I thought you couldn’t order it until November 1.
    I assumed he meant that he had preordered it, but I just checked LEGO.com, and it says "Preorder the new LEGO© Titanic. Available 11/1." So... "You can preorder it, but not yet"? WTF?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,704
    ^ I thought you couldn’t order it until November 1.
    I assumed he meant that he had preordered it, but I just checked LEGO.com, and it says "Preorder the new LEGO© Titanic. Available 11/1." So... "You can preorder it, but not yet"? WTF?
    The press release says preorder starting Nov 1; buy in store and online Nov 8.
    560Heliport
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 772
    LEGO status: unsure. I'm looking to grab a few more plates(for now) and one Bricklink seller claims to have '85' green 6x12s, Then, in the listing, it has a note. " 

    Green Plate 6 x 12

    Buying in bulk? This part is pre-packed in bags of 100" What does that mean? If I buy 10, what am I getting?

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