The LEGO Thread

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by BOR » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:52 pm

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Ooh, enjoy it.

It was one of my fave set to build and it was amazing. :wub:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:51 pm

The Saturn is a beast of a build. It's an enormous set, too :datass:

Just seen they're doing a new Mickey and Minnie set and they're also *big*!

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1,700 pieces, and £170 :dread:

I've got like... £200 of vouchers saved up. Not sure if I should cash out.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:27 pm

They do look great, but god damn at that price

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Memento Mori » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 am

Just bought the Lego Central Perk set, going to put that next to the Seinfeld set when it's released.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:47 pm

I can't believe they approved SEINFELD but didn't approve the Planet Express ship. Disappointed.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:31 pm

I started the Saturn V today. Spent nearly the whole day with the F1 in between to build the first stage. What a fantastic build, so intricate.

The thing is going to be bloody huge too!

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by RichardUK » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:28 am

I have just seen the Home Alone house on Instagram, I didn’t really think it was instantly recognisable but I am interested to see how it looks inside

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Memento Mori » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:28 am

I'm tempted to buy a Lepin Detective's Office fro £90 because I can't find the Lego version for less than £300 new.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:41 am

treat yo self :datass: There's some weird Lepin sets that are models that were never actually available as lego sets, too. There's an 11,000+ piece Star Destroyer that doesn't come in numbered bags :lol:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:44 am

Frank wrote:treat yo self :datass: There's some weird Lepin sets that are models that were never actually available as lego sets, too. There's an 11,000+ piece Star Destroyer that doesn't come in numbered bags :lol:


How has that company not been sued in to oblivion :lol:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:49 am

It's amazing how little they change, as though the tiny differences prove the set isn't a straight rip-off of an official Lego one :lol: My friend's been looking at the Apocalypsburg set from the Lego Movie 2, and they've modified the sticker for the coffee shop so it's called "Coffee Unc ained"

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:55 am

:lol:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Memento Mori » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:03 am

Specifically in regards to the retired sets my view is if Lego doesn't want to make them, Lepin are just filling a gap in the market.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:10 am

What's the quality like on these? I feel a bit dirty buying one but, like Mori said, if the set is discontinued then there really is no other option.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Memento Mori » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:23 am

Rex Kramer wrote:What's the quality like on these? I feel a bit dirty buying one but, like Mori said, if the set is discontinued then there really is no other option.

From what I've read it's far better than you'd think it would be but inferior to the real thing. The mini-figures' arms have to be manually attached apparently.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:07 pm

There's a few other weird bits like with the Mickey and Minnie figures with Steamboat Willie (and presumably other Disney sets) the faces are separate parts that clip onto the head.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:11 pm

Knowing it's not real Lego would taint it for me

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Memento Mori » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:43 pm

I've bought a few of the Modular buildings in lockdown- got a Diner, Book Store, Palace Cinema and Assembly Square but the Detective's Office would be the crown jewel. I would much rather get a genuine Lego copy rather than Lepin. I'm watching a few Ebay auctions and I've got a line on a Buy it Now at £316 including delivery.

Can't really justify that price though if a Lepin is £90.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Lime » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:42 pm

Memento Mori wrote:I've bought a few of the Modular buildings in lockdown- got a Diner, Book Store, Palace Cinema and Assembly Square but the Detective's Office would be the crown jewel. I would much rather get a genuine Lego copy rather than Lepin. I'm watching a few Ebay auctions and I've got a line on a Buy it Now at £316 including delivery.

Can't really justify that price though if a Lepin is £90.


Do you need a new one? Second hand seems a fair bit cheaper.

Looking at those prices, I have one, and no job, so I might end up having to sell it :cry:

I started on the modulars back at the time of the fire brigade - I've missed a few, but pretty much have the ones I want, fortunately - the prices get silly when they retire.

A greengrocer would be lovely, though. Still tempted to bricklink one at some point - but to save money on those sand green bricks, just the front needs to be accurate, the rest can be a bit more vague I reckon.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:15 pm

I'd be all over this.



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