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  • Tonka 1 Jan 2013 21:36:27 20,019 posts
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    Twice in two days. Maybe the Mayans were right and were all trapped in limbo...

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  • boo 1 Jan 2013 21:52:42 11,706 posts
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    Mrs Boo bought me the Lego Technic Supercar for Christmas, and I thought I'd like to have a go at doing a stop motion animation thing of the build.
    Not having put any Lego together for nigh on three decades, and never having done any animation, I thought I'd start small, so bought a palm-sized Lego Technic pickup truck.

    It's tiny, I thought. It's only got about 120 parts, I thought. I'll have that put together in about 10 minutes.
    I thought.

    Took bloody ages!

    Didn't help that I missed a part out and had to go back about 12 steps to fix it.

    Also learned that making a decent stop motion video isn't as easy as just taking a lot of photos.

    The Supercar and the Unimog may be more of a challenge than I thought...

    Edited by boo at 21:52:54 01-01-2013

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  • morriss 1 Jan 2013 21:56:30 70,911 posts
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    I've just negotiated an 80 deal for an albeit used, original LEGO Batcave. Aka LEGO 7783 with box and manual. Brand new unopened on EBay for 500 and used on EBay for 350.

    I'm very happy.
  • Khanivor 1 Jan 2013 21:59:47 40,401 posts
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    Good deal dude.

    I've been giving some serious thought into getting into Lego investing. At the very least, buying enough to turn enough of a profit to pay for the sets I keep. Although I can easily see how that would snowball out of control.

    At the very least I keep all the packaging for the sets I do build, even if I know I'd never sell something I only have the one of.
  • Khanivor 1 Jan 2013 22:01:37 40,401 posts
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  • morriss 1 Jan 2013 22:08:34 70,911 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @morriss is it just me or is that set inspired by the killing joke?
    I think it's taken directly from the first video game. But now that mention it...
  • morriss 1 Jan 2013 22:11:00 70,911 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Good deal dude.

    I've been giving some serious thought into getting into Lego investing. At the very least, buying enough to turn enough of a profit to pay for the sets I keep. Although I can easily see how that would snowball out of control.

    At the very least I keep all the packaging for the sets I do build, even if I know I'd never sell something I only have the one of.
    Most of the YouTube reviewers do this. Buy two sets of licensed stuff at retail, wait a year or 18 months, sell it for 3 times the value. For example, the Lego.com-only Arkham Asylum is currently around 130. Sell that summer 2014 and you'll get at least twice that amount.
  • Short-Round 1 Jan 2013 22:29:51 1,181 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    I've just negotiated an 80 deal for an albeit used, original LEGO Batcave. Aka LEGO 7783 with box and manual. Brand new unopened on EBay for 500 and used on EBay for 350.

    I'm very happy.
    Does that include the minifigs? That's a bloody good deal if so.
  • morriss 1 Jan 2013 22:33:17 70,911 posts
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    Yep, everything.
  • morriss 1 Jan 2013 22:34:25 70,911 posts
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    It's here: http://www.dba.dk/andet-lego-batman-lego-h/id-88516138/

    The Danish text basically says: Lego Batcave for sale. Batmobile also. Everything included. Maulals and original box.
    800kr
  • Short-Round 1 Jan 2013 23:03:35 1,181 posts
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    My Danish is non-existent :) That does appear like the Gumtree Lego scams, where they offer sought after sets for 'too good to be true' prices. Those scammers are pretty lazy though, a quick check of Ebay completed listings and you'll find where they nicked their photos.

    Hope you get lucky though, that's a crazy deal with the figs :)
  • ZuluHero 1 Jan 2013 23:07:46 4,023 posts
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    Aww I hope you dont get scammed. My friend got scammed on eBay once, and lost loads of money, it makes me so angry!
  • morriss 1 Jan 2013 23:34:40 70,911 posts
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    Short-Round wrote:
    My Danish is non-existent :) That does appear like the Gumtree Lego scams, where they offer sought after sets for 'too good to be true' prices. Those scammers are pretty lazy though, a quick check of Ebay completed listings and you'll find where they nicked their photos.

    Hope you get lucky though, that's a crazy deal with the figs :)
    This is nothing like that.
  • Tonka 2 Jan 2013 07:24:35 20,019 posts
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    I can vouch for the translation. Seems as if morris has made a real bargain.

    As for LEGO investing I can't help but feel that it's scalping

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  • Tonka 2 Jan 2013 08:14:11 20,019 posts
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    I noticed that they've pulled the level three kit of the MBA from the store. I guess they'll repackage it and launch the stand alone version, so to speak.

    Which in turn means that level four is just around the corner. Exiting!

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  • brokenkey 2 Jan 2013 09:58:16 6,945 posts
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    did anyone get Life Of George for Christmas?

    http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Life-of-George-21200

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  • morriss 2 Jan 2013 10:20:01 70,911 posts
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    Oh, and for the record, I'm buying the set because I really want it. The fact that its worth loads is a bonus. I'm not selling.

    However, if I am hard up one day, I know I've got a profit sitting there.
  • THFourteen 2 Jan 2013 10:22:36 32,872 posts
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    thanks for the link morriss, I had a Danish mate ring up and pick it up this morning for about 90 euros
  • morriss 2 Jan 2013 10:27:23 70,911 posts
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    Cool. So it wasn't a scam, then? :)
  • boo 2 Jan 2013 11:43:08 11,706 posts
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    Anybody tried the Lego Mindstorms stuff? Looks pretty expensive, and I wondered what sort of lifespan it had, i.e. could you exhaust all the possibilities of the language within a couple of months?

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  • Short-Round 2 Jan 2013 13:04:14 1,181 posts
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    Good news for us builders, nearly 900 new elements being introduced this year (lots of them being existing parts in new colours though): http://www.brickset.com/parts/browse/years/?year=2013
  • boo 2 Jan 2013 13:11:52 11,706 posts
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    \o/

    I've just made my first stop-motion Lego build video. It's a bit ropey, but ok for a first attempt. Going to add some titles and whack it up on Youtube, with the other 14 million stop-motion Lego builds.

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  • funkyshaker 2 Jan 2013 13:32:34 479 posts
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    boo wrote:
    \o/

    I've just made my first stop-motion Lego build video. It's a bit ropey, but ok for a first attempt. Going to add some titles and whack it up on Youtube, with the other 14 million stop-motion Lego builds.
    Be really interested in seeing that.
  • funkyshaker 2 Jan 2013 13:39:18 479 posts
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    So, never having a missing piece before, what is the procedure to getting a replacement? I managed to find a piece that fits but it is bugging me that it's the wrong colour.

    I got bought one of these today which looks fun to build:

    X-wing Starfighter 9677
  • Short-Round 2 Jan 2013 13:42:27 1,181 posts
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    @funkyshaker http://service.lego.com/en-gb/replacementparts/
  • funkyshaker 2 Jan 2013 13:43:15 479 posts
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    @Short-Round Thank you!
  • Short-Round 2 Jan 2013 14:04:48 1,181 posts
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    No probs. If it's 10188 Death Star, there's a good chance you're mistaking black from dark grey in the instructions. This set is notorious for it, I had a couple these moments where I thought I was missing something when I built mine.
  • funkyshaker 2 Jan 2013 14:11:14 479 posts
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    @Short-Round That's a good point. Might go through it again and see if I went wrong somewhere. Am loving the build on the Death Star.
  • funkyshaker 2 Jan 2013 14:14:17 479 posts
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    Quick sneaky build of the X-wing Starfighter and pilot.

    X-wing Starfighter
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