The LEGO Thread

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by Poser » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:38 am

Pell wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Pell - It's impossible to buy just one Christmas themed Lego set. You'll say it'll only be one but as next October rolls around you'll be looking at what's next. Or you'll wake in cold sweat shouting 'It's only a train, it'll look lovely going around the base of the tree'. We've all been there.


Ha! It's possible when I'm wrapped around my wife's little finger, trust me. ;)
Cannot wait till our boy's old enough to play with Lego - I'm sure he'll need daddy to help out with all the massive sets he's going to be getting for his playroom... *cough*
So, so tempted to buy the Millennium Falcon before it's discontinued and stash it for a few years until he's ready.


What I did was start buying Christmas sets in anticipation of my boy being old enough to play them. Truth be told, three of them are still in their boxes, but I'm still getting the Gingerbread House set.

I have the Christmas train and the Winter Train station, which we have built. In addition I have last year's fire station, Santa's workshop and the Winter Toy Shop*. I'm honestly not sure if those will get built this year; my kid loves the Gingerbread man story so we're 100% doing that one this year.

tl;dr - what Rex K said. You can't just buy one...


* I also bought the City train set to get extra track and the motor. I bought a separate motor set for lights, and I also bought four non-Lego white baseplates to make a nice snow scene. Pus various Advent calendar pieces to be 'extras' on set.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:37 am

I am always tempted by the Christmas sets, but have managed to hold off buying any so far. Most of my Lego spending goes on the stuff the kids want these days which generally means endless Ninjago sets at the moment! :lol:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Pell » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:07 am

I think I might bite the bullet and get the £300 rollercoaster set (especially with John Lewis running a £40 off offer). The wife's giving me an 'absolute no' about the Millennium Falcon, and a hard no about Hogwarts, but seems more flexible on the rollercoaster set - so long as I find somewhere to display it...

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 pm

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I'm not sure what to think of this.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:47 pm

Glad I didn't bother making that trip now.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Albear » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:03 am

why are the hands plastic?

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Jerusalime » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:20 am

Albear wrote:why are the hands plastic?

I think it's so it can hold things like a normal minifigure. It comes with some bricks and it looks like it can hold a 2x2 round brick-sized object. Looks better on it's own I think.

But...not for me!

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by Jerusalime » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:29 am

We're arranging our attic storage, and it turns out I have a bit of a Lego problem. :shock:
I only have a few sets out on display at a time, so I lose track of what I have.

Stacked up to the roof were the Lego postal boxes, and in each one were a couple of large sets.

Including at least 7 modulars (most of them for fire brigade onwards, including Town Hall & Assembly Square)
Ninjago City, City Docks, Destiny's Bounty, Temple of Airjitsu
Haunted House
VW Camper Van
3 winter village sets
A mass of Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Stuff.
And all my vintage stuff I've had since I was a kid. :oops:

It's been acquired over the years, so I guess I didn't realise it was accumulating so much.
Does anyone else feel like confessing, and perhaps making me feel a bit better?

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by JediDragon05 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:43 pm

New UCS thingy of the 1989 Batmobile. I don’t understand euros so I have no idea how much this will cost

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:49 pm

Probably somewhere around a £100

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:06 pm

280 Euros is pretty much like £250 now isn't it? :slol:

Looks great, though.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:12 pm

I was looking at the price sticker on the shelf above in the first image. :oops:

Doesn't look worth £250 to me.

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Frank » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:16 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Doesn't look worth £250 to me.


They never do :( A lot of the big sets now are so expensive! Might redeem the £100-odd of VIP discounts I've got saved up against it, though. That'd get it to a more palatable price.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:21 pm

(Not official but cool enough to post anyway)

https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index. ... destroyer/

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Rex Kramer » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:06 am

So the current store offer is a reindeer with orders over £35, is there usually something better that drops closer to Christmas?

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Poser » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:23 am

Rex Kramer wrote:So the current store offer is a reindeer with orders over £35, is there usually something better that drops closer to Christmas?


I was wondering that; I'm sure the price point is usually higher, too. I'm buying a couple of things, so I might get one now and hold one back in case there's another free thing later.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:26 am

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Rex Kramer wrote:So the current store offer is a reindeer with orders over £35, is there usually something better that drops closer to Christmas?


I was wondering that; I'm sure the price point is usually higher, too. I'm buying a couple of things, so I might get one now and hold one back in case there's another free thing later.

Yeah, last year was a lovely christmas present that opened out into a scene.



Hoping for something equivalent this year.

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by Frank » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:26 am

They typically do a weird "advent calendar" style kit where you get a bunch of parts and you can make 24 different models (although not all at once), so I'd imagine they'll be giving those away a little closer to December

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Poser » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 am

Frank wrote:They typically do a weird "advent calendar" style kit where you get a bunch of parts and you can make 24 different models (although not all at once), so I'd imagine they'll be giving those away a little closer to December


I have an unopened one of those from about three years ago. Should just contribute the bricks to the communal tub, tbh. :fp:

Rex Kramer wrote:Yeah, last year was a lovely christmas present that opened out into a scene.



Hoping for something equivalent this year.


That's what I'm talking about. I never got last year's - shot my bolt too early when I bought the Winter Fire Station on launch day. :lol:

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PostRe: The LEGO Thread
by Jerusalime » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:19 am

I believe it's a Christmas tree and a mini version of the Gingerbread house this year (different to the gingerbread house freebee from 2015)
I've seen a pic of the tree, here:

https://brickshow.com/2019/09/2019-lego ... t-revealed

And the house:

https://brickshow.com/2019/10/limited-e ... mas-season

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