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  • Short-Round 27 Mar 2014 11:46:33 1,181 posts
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    Just got back from Stratford with 60026 Town Square



    Bit cheesed off with the dss, as I never apply them, but there's a lot in here and they're integral to the look of the set.
  • Tonka 27 Mar 2014 11:55:00 20,007 posts
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    I don't think stickers are that bad tbh. If the pieces were printed no one would complain so it isn't the fact that you lock a piece into a certain function.

    Is it that they wear badly?

    The Town Square is awesome though. I'd love to buy that but I blew my budget on the parisian restaurant.

    I tried to freebuild a bit yesterday and ended up using 30 minutes collecting cool pieces and then realising I didn't know what to build.

    Might try again today and build a car or space ship or something.

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  • Flying_Pig 27 Mar 2014 11:55:07 10,679 posts
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    @Short-Round that looks like a great set. But, yeah, lots of stickers :(

    Edit: my gripe with stickers is that I'm rubbish at putting them on and they can make free building a bit more tricky...

    Edited by Flying_Pig at 11:56:34 27-03-2014
  • Short-Round 27 Mar 2014 12:01:46 1,181 posts
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    Problem with stickers is they eventually peel, and if you dismantle the set for storage, you have to protect the stickered pieces. The worst are the ones that go over multiple parts (the very worst set I have for this is 10219 Maersk Train, where I haven't been able to apply any stickers because they cover multiple elements, so it just looks half finished on my shelf :( )

  • Short-Round 27 Mar 2014 12:03:50 1,181 posts
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    Double VIP points starts in a few days btw, for a fortnight.
  • ZuluHero 27 Mar 2014 12:49:20 4,013 posts
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    I hate stickers - in 20 years they'll look awful and will ruin the bricks.

    maybe they've improved them recently, but i never apply stickers even now.
  • TheSaint 27 Mar 2014 12:58:53 14,199 posts
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    Short-Round wrote:
    Double VIP points starts in a few days btw, for a fortnight.
    Good to know, thanks.
  • Short-Round 27 Mar 2014 13:56:47 1,181 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    I hate stickers - in 20 years they'll look awful and will ruin the bricks.

    maybe they've improved them recently, but i never apply stickers even now.
    They've apparently actually gotten worse the last decade (thinner, and less 'stick'). Hate stickers, but I understand why Lego do it :/
  • Flying_Pig 27 Mar 2014 14:23:59 10,679 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    @Flying_Pig

    Technic LEGO you say?

    Technic Moto Cross Bike, perhaps?

    ... or go for the Castle Cavalry if you wish to buy the best bricks-for-your-money LEGO Movie set, which is 24.99!
    On the advise of my Lego-obsessed 4-year old son, I've gone for the Castle Cavalry set :)
  • CharlieStCloud 27 Mar 2014 15:14:59 5,016 posts
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    @Flying_Pig

    Your son may well be young, but he has already got good taste (in LEGO).

    ... you are aware that the Castle Cavalry model is a 'two in one' set, hey?

    Basically, you can make two surprisingly different sets using the very same bricks!

    : )
  • Flying_Pig 27 Mar 2014 15:48:00 10,679 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud absolutely. It was the castle model which really sold it to my mini-pig
  • Tonka 28 Mar 2014 07:38:50 20,007 posts
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    Why can't hair, hats, helmets etc stay on the minifigs heads anymore? They used to when I was a kid.

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  • Short-Round 28 Mar 2014 08:00:37 1,181 posts
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    Which minifigs/sets are you talking about? I've noticed this with Chinese made Lego, like CMF's, some Monster Fighter figs etc... Just figured it was the Chinese plastic issue.
  • THFourteen 28 Mar 2014 08:15:41 32,855 posts
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    Jeez... i might want all of the simpsons minifigs.
  • Tonka 28 Mar 2014 11:34:09 20,007 posts
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    @Short-Round all of them. The collectables, fire fighters, wood choppers, the restaurant gang.

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  • ZuluHero 28 Mar 2014 11:52:38 4,013 posts
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    @Tonka You could go all Lord Business on them ;)
  • Flying_Pig 28 Mar 2014 12:55:47 10,679 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    @Tonka You could go all Lord Business on them ;)
    Not the Kra_gl_e!?
  • Tonka 28 Mar 2014 12:58:47 20,007 posts
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    I haven't seen the film..
    /hides in shame

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  • Short-Round 28 Mar 2014 13:44:28 1,181 posts
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    @Tonka You've got me curious now, I've not noticed this.

    /checks minifigs
  • ZuluHero 28 Mar 2014 15:20:37 4,013 posts
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    TBH I hadn't noticed them to be unduly sensitive - and I have a lot of older minifigs from the 80s/90s to compare. Maybe some of the bigger hats might come off more easily though?
  • Short-Round 28 Mar 2014 16:05:54 1,181 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    TBH I hadn't noticed them to be unduly sensitive - and I have a lot of older minifigs from the 80s/90s to compare. Maybe some of the bigger hats might come off more easily though?
    We should set up an EG swap type thing. I've got minifigs dating back 30 years, many duplicates. I love and collect the Adventurers theme, so have a load of Johnny Thunders and Dr. Charles Lightnings. I think there's a few Space that I'm missing, if you guys have duplicates?



  • boo 28 Mar 2014 16:11:26 11,703 posts
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    *cough*

    Might as well do it in the main Lego thread I suppose, rather than keep two going.

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  • Short-Round 28 Mar 2014 16:18:27 1,181 posts
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    Sorry boo. Forgot about that thread (which I posted in).
  • boo 28 Mar 2014 17:14:59 11,703 posts
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    ;oD

    No worries! Like I say - might as well keep all the Lego stuff in here.
    How long have you been collecting then? Or is that from when you were a sprog? They're in great condition of they're yours (or are they stock photos from the intarweb?)

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  • Tonka 28 Mar 2014 17:57:04 20,007 posts
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    Firefighter helmets and hats (the simpler baseball cap model) are the worst offenders.

    And the hair on the artist in the Parisian Restaurant.

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  • Short-Round 28 Mar 2014 18:04:58 1,181 posts
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    boo wrote:
    ;oD

    No worries! Like I say - might as well keep all the Lego stuff in here.
    How long have you been collecting then? Or is that from when you were a sprog? They're in great condition of they're yours (or are they stock photos from the intarweb?)
    I came out of my dark ages nearly four years now, and have spent a crazy amount in that time (I have an addictive personality) . The stuff I have from childhood is Space (which I'm keeping) and Technic, which I don't like now.

    If you want some cool vintage minifigs, I'll send some your way. What put me off Brickset, and Lego to an extent, this reselling thing. I don't care how much my collection is worth.
  • boo 28 Mar 2014 18:20:39 11,703 posts
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    Old Technic...? that you no longer want...?

    /prepares a stealth raid on Short-Round's in case he has an 8880 Supercar kicking about

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  • Short-Round 28 Mar 2014 19:35:07 1,181 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Old Technic...? that you no longer want...?

    /prepares a stealth raid on Short-Round's in case he has an 8880 Supercar kicking about
    Dude :)

    I would actually offer you my Technic, as I know you'd appreciate it and wouldn't just resell it. However, all my Lego (I think I've posted this) is for my little nephew.

    On the topic of stickers: I never apply them, so I merrily built the Unimog. I have no clue now how to control the damn thing, as the stickers apparently show the controls :( /dunce
  • boo 28 Mar 2014 22:12:29 11,703 posts
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    Best use of Lego! Getting the next generation hooked!

    /approves

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  • Short-Round 29 Mar 2014 14:30:00 1,181 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Best use of Lego! Getting the next generation hooked!

    /approves
    :) He's 2 and a half now. I refuse to buy him Duplo though (even though there's some cool Duplo sets, like the zoo) because it'll have a lifespan - he'll grow out of it quickly. So I keep gifting him age-inappropriate Lego (things like the Haunted House, Winter Village Cottage, Modulars etc...), waiting for him to get old enough to appreciate them. Shouldn't be long now!

    So what themes do you guys collect, do you really just stick to Star Wars and Technic? Apparently I have sets across 43 themes, which surprised me as that sounds like a small number.
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