The LEGO Thread

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:55 pm

I presume MegaBlox are handling the Xbox one equivalent.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Carlos » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:31 am

Trelliz wrote:
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Rex Kramer wrote:the usual Lego pricing factor of £10 per 100 pieces.


kind of sickening when you think of that


And people say Warhammer is expensive. Over £200 for a pretend console and a pretend TV :lol:


At least Warhammer is an investment. I've got figures over 30 years old I still use on a regular basis (thanks to their metal construction) whereas my 30 year old lego sets are all in pieces in the kids lego boxes.

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by Memento Mori » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:37 am

Albear :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:54 am

:lol:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:59 pm

Picked up the Lego Architecture London set from Amazon France for about £28 including delivery. Seems like a really decent price.

https://www.amazon.fr/Lego-Architecture ... NrPXRydWU=

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by Frank » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:13 pm

Carlos wrote:At least Warhammer is an investment. I've got figures over 30 years old I still use on a regular basis (thanks to their metal construction) whereas my 30 year old lego sets are all in pieces in the kids lego boxes.


tbf Lego is a decent investment if you buy/sell the right sets at the right time. The original UCS Falcon used to go for a couple of thousand pounds when it retailed for ~£450(?). I'm debating whether it's worth selling my Maersk train, as it seems to go for £250-£300 when I bought it for just over £80.

Also you should go salvage all the old sets from the boxes! Some of the classics from Lego's own labels are worth big money still, too! You might be sitting on a goldmine! ;)

Rex Kramer wrote:Picked up the Lego Architecture London set from Amazon France for about £28 including delivery. Seems like a really decent price.

https://www.amazon.fr/Lego-Architecture ... NrPXRydWU=


Noice. I really like the Architecture sets. I've had to break up my Eiffel Tower and Big Ben sets to try and save some shelf space, but I'm still tempted by the skylines :slol:

Also, I got myself a new camera for my birthday so I was playing about with the timelapse mode a few days ago :shifty:



The natural light for the first part is so much nicer than the lighting when I'm putting the actual car together :dread: I don't think I'll ever be a YouTube superstar.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Carlos » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:55 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Picked up the Lego Architecture London set from Amazon France for about £28 including delivery. Seems like a really decent price.

https://www.amazon.fr/Lego-Architecture ... NrPXRydWU=


I found the London Architecture set in a charity shop boxed complete minus one piece for £2!

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Lime » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:03 pm

Frank wrote:
tbf Lego is a decent investment if you buy/sell the right sets at the right time. The original UCS Falcon used to go for a couple of thousand pounds when it retailed for ~£450(?). I'm debating whether it's worth selling my Maersk train, as it seems to go for £250-£300 when I bought it for just over £80.

Also you should go salvage all the old sets from the boxes! Some of the classics from Lego's own labels are worth big money still, too! You might be sitting on a goldmine! ;)



I've been out of work for a while and so have been selling some of my old childhood sets. Younger me was foolish in a few cases and chucked most of the boxes out, but the ones I've sold have made me a few hundred quid so far.

I've plenty more to sell so will get back into it soon.

I've got a bunch of modulars (used, but with all boxes/manuals) which I love and will keep at the moment, but if it came to it I could shift those to get out of a hole.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:34 pm



£320. And it seems like the sound comes out of the companion app rather than the original IDEAS proposal's complicated wire setup, which is kinda disappointing. For that price they could have at least kept to the original concept rather than just making a big piano model with an app that plays the noise for you.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:37 pm

It plays the Jet Set Willy theme tune :wub:

moonlight sonata is one of the most beautiful pieces of music

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:39 pm

Just reminds me of Resident Evil :slol:

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:48 pm

:shock:

That is really nice and the extra functionality looks really interesting. Not sure I could smuggle it into the house past the wife. Might have to be that or a PS5 for Christmas for me...

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:57 am

Grand Piano is out now. Do I get it y/n?

(I've got at least a £100 VIP voucher I can redeem against it :shifty: ). I'm torn between that and the Haunted House, though.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Lime » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:28 am

It might depend on your expectations.

It looks great, and the workings look intricate, but if I understand correctly you can't actually 'play' it - each piano key pressed just advances the tune you've selected in an app, rather than a note playing corresponding to the key. I think that's enough to put me off, sadly. Perhaps it was too much to expect it would be playable. :simper:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:32 am

The worst part is that the original Ideas submission and all the reveal information described it as a "playable" piano :slol: And then the actual one we get is just "errr yeah the app plays a song for you but you can push random keys like a child if it makes you feel better"

I'm proper torn. Like, if a few months down the line someone creates a better version of the app that actually made it work like the Labo piano or whatever then I'd be kicking myself for not buying one before they sold out but at the moment I'm like "it looks pretty but that's about it"

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by BOR » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:15 pm

I bought a new Lego set yesterday. :)

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Memento Mori » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:04 pm

BOR wrote:I bought a new Lego set yesterday. :)

The NES and/or Mario?

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by BOR » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:19 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
BOR wrote:I bought a new Lego set yesterday. :)

The NES and/or Mario?


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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:23 pm

Oooh, I didn't realise the Iron Man bust was out yet! There's loads of new releases that just pass me by. Missed the Crocodile locomotive a few months back, too :fp:

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