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I picked up the final two JW Sets from 2021 and the first of 2022s new batch to get, scored two freebie boxed sets and the store clerk also slipped in set #6412191 which apparently isn't even in the database yet. It seems to be a group of parts for an in-store build or something for what is called on the included manual Rose, but as I said the Database doesn't have this set listed so cannot confirm.
It was a nice gift at least, I suspect the in-store builds have been piling up a tad with less foot traffic hence the sudden stuffing of the parts and manual into my purchase to get rid of overstock.
Enjoy your Inside Tour!!!
*On a more conventional note, I stayed up until about 3am perfecting a building challenge on my Inside Tour and was knackered for the next day. You might want to call it a day a little earlier than that if the format of the challenge is still quite similar, as the Tour otherwise needs quite a bit of attention and concentration throughout to get the most out of it. They should allow for small break periods in between certain activities though, when you can chill and take stock.
Everyone always seems to have totally different designers on each tour - sounds like you had a really good mix to chat to. You’ll have plenty more to look forward to in Day 2 and 3!
The good: I have slowed if not stopped myself from purchasing lego just because it is on sale or that need to buy new sets for the sake of buying something new. I have sorted a ton of lego to sell/trade for older castle lego that I want, just have to figure out fine details on how to do it (bricklink, Locally, ebay).
The bad: Lego raising there prices means the 2 themes I gave myself the go ahead on will be lowered to 1. Harry Potter collection will not be growing as I cannot justify the cost they will ask. I will stick with castle (90th anniversary) and continue on my quest of older castle sets. This will translate into Lego not seeing very much money from me as I will blow all my VIP points on acquiring 2 new castles and be sticking with the 2nd hand market.
In a way lego is helping me with my goal of slowing my collection but truthfully I have been doing really well the past couple years and only spending 1/4 on what I used to each year.
Someone has unfortunately already taken a photo of the inside tour set and shared it on social media. I won’t say what it is but I’m guessing it wasn’t meant to be revealed straight away (we had to wait until a certain date after the tour before sharing ours).
As for my status, I got the Vespa finished built and put up on the shelf this weekend. I'm really happy with both the build experience and the final product. It was really enjoyable throughout.
I still have enough room on the shelves after the big reorg for the Pickup Truck, the DeLorean (after I'm able to actually purchase it), and Optimus Prime.
As to my status, with the current purchase freeze of new LEGO, I spent the weekend disassembling and packing sets away for some semi-long term storage. I haven't taken many sets a part over the last few years but found that it scratched the LEGO itch for the time being. A few more sets to go, and the LEGO collection will be fully packed and ready for storage. Then the countdown for unpacking begins!
I've already asked my wife if we can set it up once we're moved in, even if it's in February. She's on board as it's something she absolutely loves as well.
Just praying it all comes together before Christmas!
I went to France at the end of May, for a holiday, and to my complete surprise I found the "First Lego Museum in France"
At Valras- Plage near Beziers.
The owner and his wife are also running a small lego shop on the site.
For £6 Euros it was worth looking round for about 40 minutes-1 hour. A good one for your children if it rains during your visit to the beach, or if it gets too hot ....
After a mention of Brickset and LUG Notts, as a fellow AFOL, they kindly let me look around for free. I thought that I should buy something after my visit, but with limited hand luggage space on the plane home, I chose a minifigure....
There is a Mr Gold on display if you can find him....
No pictures are allowed in the museum, but displays included:
City with MOC's
Friends City with MOC's
Another Town display based on a French town? with a Funfair and WV underneath.
Thanks again to the owners...
I also found this photo of some of the sig figs and freebies we got on the tour. One of my favorites is the little treasure chest full of actual ABS granules from the molding factory tour…