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by Victor Mildew » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:14 pm

Final haul:

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:toot: 12 sets, most of them complete, all but 1 with instructions, for £20. It's felt like Christmas day putting these together, I haven't spent serious time building sets like this since I was a kid :wub:

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What a find!

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by Rax » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:46 pm

Outstanidng! So many good memories there, I had a couple of those sets and my cousins had the red roof house, I remember being mad jelly.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:47 pm

I used to love those little doors like you've got on the police van, such a cool little design.

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by BOR » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Wow. That's brilliant and I had a couple of those sets (a plane and a helicopter). :wub:

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:57 pm

I had the plane, the racing car and the helicopter. Was great to see them again :wub: For some reason I have that green base with the driveway on from when we cleared dad's place, but I don't remember ever having that set. Must have been from something else.

I love how these old sets mostly just rely on standard parts to make something. Very little of it is unique to the set. I also love the little open backs they have with little hints to the interiors. Requires some imagination :wub:

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by Cumberdanes » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:39 pm

There is 20% off all Lego at B&M right now.

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by Frank » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:00 pm

Those old sets are proper funky. I've found a few similar instruction books when I've been going through a load of old boxes. We definitely had that little plane :wub:

Is the LEGOLAND branding on them like... the old name they used to use for Lego City, or were they all bought *from* Legoland at some point?

Also, how are people displaying all their lego at the moment? We've freed up a room in the house, so I'm looking to get some proper shelves to try and display some of the bigger sets, but every set of shelves I've found ends up being too shallow (30cm seems to be almost the standard from what I've seen). I'd love to get some with doors on, to try and keep the worst of the dust off the various sets, and that just seems to limit it even more...

I'm wondering if I'm going to have to get some industrial shelves and just paint/enhance them myself to get something close to what I'm after :slol:

Feel free to use this as an excuse to post your collections, too :shifty:

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by Cumberdanes » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:10 pm

Most of mine is just sat on shelves. I should really invest in a can or 2 of compressed air as it's getting dusty as strawberry float. The rest of it is kept in a big plastic storage crate.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:49 pm

Just finished the Gingerbread House, such a cool set with so many nice touches. Big thumbs up from me.

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by Wedgie » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:01 pm

My girlfriend have got the new Batmobile for me, and teased me that I wouldn't get my hands on it until Christmas. :D

Can't wait.

Saw it in the lego store and it's huge. Much bigger than the Tumbler set.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:33 pm

Wedgie wrote:My girlfriend have got the new Batmobile for me, and teased me that I wouldn't get my hands on it until Christmas. :D

Can't wait.

Saw it in the lego store and it's huge. Much bigger than the Tumbler set.


Nice, that set looks lovely.

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by NBK » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:09 am

Frank wrote:Feel free to use this as an excuse to post your collections, too :shifty:


I still have my set up in the loft and have added another table to it. It's in a bit of a state as my youngest keeps playing with them, which is fine, but I'll need to tidy it up a bit before posting any pictures. Or I might just leave it as is, depending on how arsed I can be :)

Rex Kramer wrote:Just finished the Gingerbread House, such a cool set with so many nice touches. Big thumbs up from me.


I got that too. Lovely Christmas set, don't know why folk are grumbling over it. I did have one thought while building it though...


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by Lagamorph » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:54 pm

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Frank wrote:Feel free to use this as an excuse to post your collections, too :shifty:


I still have my set up in the loft and have added another table to it. It's in a bit of a state as my youngest keeps playing with them, which is fine, but I'll need to tidy it up a bit before posting any pictures. Or I might just leave it as is, depending on how arsed I can be :)

Rex Kramer wrote:Just finished the Gingerbread House, such a cool set with so many nice touches. Big thumbs up from me.


I got that too. Lovely Christmas set, don't know why folk are grumbling over it. I did have one thought while building it though...


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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Vermilion » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:12 pm

Victor Mistletoe wrote:Final haul:

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Only just seen this, very nice indeed, i had several of those sets, and am pretty sure i still have the caravan set in one piece.

The F1 car is the most interesting though, as i had a whole bunch of them at the time, and then went on to source enough spare parts to enable me to put together enough cars (with a modified front section to provide better aero) to form a mini F1 grid.

I then updated the cars year on year until around 2006 approx, which means they still look like this...

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Some of the designs were obsolete (the Saubers were still black despite not being so since 1994), and i couldn't find the right sponsor logos for some of the cars (which is why a number of them feature completely custom designs). But i did pretty well replicating the Toyota team, along with Ferrari (marlboro cars), Jaguar, McLaren (west livery), and Arrows (orange).

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Lagamorph » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:47 am

Awwww yeah, UCS Imperial Star Destroyer :datass:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by BOR » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:17 pm

Got a Lego Friends Central Perk set! :toot:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Pell » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:04 pm

BORbles wrote:Got a Lego Friends Central Perk set! :toot:


Same!

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:17 pm

I've just spent a splendid hour leafing through the LEGO visual history book, so many memories.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by BOR » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:06 pm


:toot:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Wedgie » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:25 pm

The Batmobile is all finished.

It’s the best build I’ve ever done. Massive set as well. Lots of different techniques.

Amazing. Get it if you can. It’s brilliant. More fun to build than the Aston Martin set.

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