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  • boo 12 Feb 2013 09:12:36 11,604 posts
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    Is it me, or does a lot of that not look like Lego?
    There's definitely some in there, but the half globes and whatnot... not sure about them.

    Looks cool though.

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  • THFourteen 12 Feb 2013 09:28:21 31,810 posts
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    a lot of lego doesnt look like lego anymore tbh.
  • Tonka 12 Feb 2013 12:53:09 19,840 posts
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    Yeah, there are lot's of special pieces but I've also noticed that the way those tricksy builders put them together makes them look like something more advanced than they are.

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  • ZuluHero 12 Feb 2013 13:33:57 3,666 posts
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    So what was the model you wanted to make, Tonka?
  • Tonka 12 Feb 2013 18:26:51 19,840 posts
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    Volvo truck loader in mini scale.
    I'll dig it out.


    Dumper, not loader....
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/robiwan_kenobi/6001943961/in/favorites-thekmf/

    Edited by Tonka at 18:36:47 12-02-2013

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  • Short-Round 12 Feb 2013 20:06:46 1,114 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Is it me, or does a lot of that not look like Lego?
    There's definitely some in there, but the half globes and whatnot... not sure about them.

    Looks cool though.
    There's loads of themes that don't really 'look like Lego'. Bionicle, Exo-Force, Hero Factory etc...all use big, custom mould pieces (for young boys who want giant robots). Weird domes have been around decades, since Classic Space, in all shapes, sizes and colours (personal fave is a mirrored one you got in an old set of a satellite.

    Edited by Short-Round at 20:07:15 12-02-2013

    Edited by Short-Round at 20:08:21 12-02-2013
  • Short-Round 12 Feb 2013 20:09:02 1,114 posts
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  • FWB 12 Feb 2013 20:27:51 41,980 posts
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    The specially moulded pieces do nothing for me. Tho a lot of the SW sets i have picked up are full of them.
  • ZuluHero 12 Feb 2013 20:41:06 3,666 posts
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    I quite like the SW sets for the unique bits. I like my own building spaceships and those bits really help :)

    And that's a really cool truck, Tonka. I love microscale builds :)

    Edited by ZuluHero at 20:41:38 12-02-2013
  • Short-Round 12 Feb 2013 21:10:50 1,114 posts
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    @boo Me neither, I really don't like them, but they keep them isolated to certain themes thankfully.

    Did you get the Valentine minifig for VIP's from Lego?
  • funkyshaker 12 Feb 2013 23:44:42 469 posts
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    In Florida at the moment and was hoping to get a few Lego sets.

    The prices!!!! I thought we paid over the odds but over here it is extortionate.
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2013 06:36:15 19,840 posts
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    @funkyshaker Compared to where? Is the US more expensive than the UK?

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  • PazJohnMitch 13 Feb 2013 07:59:30 7,272 posts
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    I thought the US was far cheaper than the UK?
  • boo 13 Feb 2013 08:10:18 11,604 posts
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    I thought the US was considerably cheaper too!

    @Short-Round

    I believe that the Valentine mini was only sent to people who had spent over a certain amount at the Lego shop / website during 2012.

    I may have spent about 1200 on Lego, but that's all since the New Year!

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  • Tonka 13 Feb 2013 08:13:43 19,840 posts
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    O_o

    My wife would literally lock me up in the cat attic if I did that.


    I'll print your post and hang it on the bathroom mirror. I'll look saintly and might be given leeway to buy that awesome delivery truck, and plane, and that heli plane with the loggers.

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  • boo 13 Feb 2013 08:43:50 11,604 posts
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    :oD

    That's not a normal spending pattern!

    Having got back into it since Christmas, I've basically been running round buying up decent Technic sets that have gone end-of-life while I can still get them at RRP.

    Mrs Boo may not be entirely thrilled as to the extent of it.

    She may not also be entirely aware of the extent of it either, but let's not go there.

    And what the hell's a cat attic? Does your moggy have its own crash pad in the loft?

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  • Tonka 13 Feb 2013 08:49:26 19,840 posts
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    The little triangular bit that's left over when you put walls up on the attic. On the sides. Alongside the house.

    Here

    Anyhows. I remember when a friend of min bought Steel Battalion and then ran into his girlfriend whilst carrying that huge as box.

    "It's an investment!"

    Best defense ever.

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  • Tonka 13 Feb 2013 08:49:41 19,840 posts
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    and I'm allergic to cats ;_;

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  • boo 13 Feb 2013 08:58:41 11,604 posts
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    /may have a Steel Battalion in the loft

    I need to make a will. If I ever get hit by a bus, Mrs Boo has said she's taking all my gaming gear, all the consoles, all the games, all the accessories, and just dumping them in a charity shop.

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  • MightyMetalMonkey 13 Feb 2013 10:04:56 599 posts
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    boo wrote:
    /may have a Steel Battalion in the loft

    I need to make a will. If I ever get hit by a bus, Mrs Boo has said she's taking all my gaming gear, all the consoles, all the games, all the accessories, and just dumping them in a charity shop.
    Look, just asking, not loading a sniper rifle or anything, but do you know which charity shop she would use ?...
  • boo 13 Feb 2013 10:28:14 11,604 posts
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    /invests in tin helmet and flak jacket

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  • Short-Round 13 Feb 2013 10:31:03 1,114 posts
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    @boo Yeah, people seem unsure what the criteria was. I got one, lucky me, but was guessing in might be frequency of Lego store spends.

    Not sure if you've got into the modulars yet, but we'll be able to grab Palace Cinema early.
  • funkyshaker 13 Feb 2013 12:59:18 469 posts
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    Prices in the U.S. seem to be all over the place. Toysrus.com have just started an online Lego sale but these prices are not carrying over into the stores.

    There is one Lego store which is on Disney property but the Technic sets I want are not in stock so the only place is Toysrus.

    The Helicopter was priced at $161.99 and is only GBP69.99 at home (sorry, no pound sign on this U.S. keyboard). The logger is $173.99 and is only GBP99.99 at home. Don't forget you need to add tax to the U.S. prices too.

    The only thing that I want and is also cheaper is the Haunted House. It works out at GBP108.96 which is a good saving.

    Even using U.S. online prices the savings aren't great - for example: Logging Truck online $139.99 which translates to roughly GBP90.00.

    Edited by funkyshaker at 13:00:38 13-02-2013
  • boo 13 Feb 2013 13:22:48 11,604 posts
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    @Short-Round

    I love the look of the modular buildings, but I'm being good and sticking to Technic. If I started spreading out into other series, I'd be broke and living in a dumpster within 6 months!

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  • THFourteen 13 Feb 2013 14:09:37 31,810 posts
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    Doh.

    Just realised my falcon should be delivered tomorrow. The mrs isn't going to be happy if she gets home before me and sees a parcel on valentines day and then finds out its a 100 pound Lego... for me.
  • boo 13 Feb 2013 14:18:40 11,604 posts
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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Here, dearest. I got you some daffodils from the Tesco at the petrol station!

    What? That box?

    Oh that's nothing...

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  • THFourteen 13 Feb 2013 18:44:58 31,810 posts
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    Hmmm when you put it like that maybe I do need to buy an emergency present.

    What time does Tesco close?
  • Khanivor 13 Feb 2013 22:22:14 39,891 posts
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    TRU is notorious for marking up all the Lego they sell by 25% or more. The 'sale' they are having now means they are selling sets at the RRP.
  • FWB 13 Feb 2013 23:03:12 41,980 posts
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    I not only got permission from the GF for the R2D2, has actually encouraged me to get it. Says it is quite cool. But ships... no. She doesn't like anything not universally iconic that big on display.

    She has been very good. I bought a shelf unit for next to the TV. All it does is display my collection and she said it looked nice. Although she is pretty damn relaxed anyway.
  • Short-Round 13 Feb 2013 23:14:47 1,114 posts
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    funkyshaker wrote:
    Prices in the U.S. seem to be all over the place. Toysrus.com have just started an online Lego sale but these prices are not carrying over into the stores.

    There is one Lego store which is on Disney property but the Technic sets I want are not in stock so the only place is Toysrus.

    The Helicopter was priced at $161.99 and is only GBP69.99 at home (sorry, no pound sign on this U.S. keyboard). The logger is $173.99 and is only GBP99.99 at home. Don't forget you need to add tax to the U.S. prices too.

    The only thing that I want and is also cheaper is the Haunted House. It works out at GBP108.96 which is a good saving.

    Even using U.S. online prices the savings aren't great - for example: Logging Truck online $139.99 which translates to roughly GBP90.00.
    Yeah, toysrus do international shipping now, but the only real bargain is Haunted House (a great set, but I preferred building Town Hall), which isn't even on the EU Amazons. You could always bring back some hard to find polybags that toysrus US seem to do.

    You also might get lucky, especially at the Disney Lego store, and find some end-of-life sets that have disappeared over, like Diagon Alley and Maersk Train.
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