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  • ZuluHero 26 Aug 2019 22:54:06 7,533 posts
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    I bought the classic batmobile this weekend, on sale in tesco for £21, the Burton one, and it's ace.

    A lot bigger than I was expecting too.
  • freddymercurystwin 2 Sep 2019 11:32:47 1,733 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    Brodie wrote:
    @freddymercurystwin

    Did you peroxide your lego yet? It works really well, I have used it on a horrendously yellowed vintage star wars figure and it came out lovely and white
    I've got it going today and giving it a stir every hour or so, so far I think there is good progress so far but pretty hard to tell for sure in this bright sunshine, will keep it going till later on.
    Post pics!
    Well I left it all soaking giving it a few stirís a day for about 6 days in the end, I donít think there was actually much if any improvement after about 4 days. My Lego has gone from a skanky yellow pretty much back to original, or at least as far as the (my) naked eye can tell, I have a not great photo which shows a small sample of the yellowed pieces on the left, the middle bricks are post treatment and the bricks on the right are unaffected bricks for comparison. You can see they were really badly yellowed prior to the treatment and now they seem to match so once Iím happy theyíre properly dry they can go back into my collection. The photo really is a bit crap but was the best I could (be bothered to) do, weirdly in the photo the middle bricks (the treated ones) look brighter than the unaffected ones (on the right) but you will have to take my word for it that they pretty much match, itís just a really poor photo.



    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 11:35:29 02-09-2019
  • Khanivor 2 Sep 2019 14:55:51 44,105 posts
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    That really worked!

    Iíve loads of similar bricks, up to 40 years old. Curious if my dadís fag smoke can be soaked out.
  • ZuluHero 2 Sep 2019 15:50:35 7,533 posts
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    That looks great - looks like ill be giving that a try in the near future.

    The discolouration isn't usually down to nicotine (though it doesn't help for sure), but due to plastic used at the time and their reaction to light. Pretty sure more modern bricks aren't as susceptible to it as much as the older ones, just don't leave them on a window sill! :)
  • up_the_ante 5 Sep 2019 00:00:11 1,098 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    I bought the classic batmobile this weekend, on sale in tesco for £21, the Burton one, and it's ace.

    A lot bigger than I was expecting too.
    I just got this too. The Tim Burton Batmobile is just so iconic. This relatively cheap model does a good job at recreating it. 30th anniversary of the movie BTW. Just got a 4K release too. I would love Lego to do a Burton style gothic Gotham city building too. Maybe a bit much to ask for a mainstream set though.
  • THFourteen 5 Sep 2019 15:42:31 52,820 posts
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    https://www.lego.com/en-nz/product/imperial-star-destroyer-75252?wgu=267995_1351335_15676879234337_28562ef05e&wgexpiry=1575463923&AFC-DE-1189635-1351335-267995-0

    UCS Star Destroyer is back!
  • IronGiant 5 Sep 2019 15:52:49 5,944 posts
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    I'd like that but not a chance at £649!
  • Derblington 5 Sep 2019 16:44:59 31,892 posts
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    I likely will.
  • up_the_ante 5 Sep 2019 18:15:51 1,098 posts
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    Only £650? Too cheap
  • Khanivor 5 Sep 2019 19:31:16 44,105 posts
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    It was the original UCS Destroyer being discussed on this forum all those many years ago that rekindled my interest in Lego.

    I never got that one so I'd really love to get this one. Fuck the money. I mean, literally, I've six bucks to my name so this obscene price really makes o difference!
  • up_the_ante 5 Sep 2019 19:33:43 1,098 posts
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    At least I don't live in Colombia

  • Khanivor 5 Sep 2019 19:40:43 44,105 posts
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    @up_the_ante - funnily enough I used to. Back in 85-86 when it was very quiet and peaceful..

    Toys were not something you got much of there and what was available was shocking in its price. I did get a knock off gun-metal grey Shockwave Transformer at a local market. But there was hardly any Star Wars or GI Joe to be had anywhere and IIRC no Lego at all.
  • the_milkybar_kid 5 Sep 2019 19:44:21 8,034 posts
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    650 for that is absolute robbery.
  • TheSaint 5 Sep 2019 22:13:19 18,756 posts
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    That star destroyer looks amazing.
  • Derblington 5 Sep 2019 23:29:02 31,892 posts
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    This has pretty much sold it to me.
  • IronGiant 6 Sep 2019 11:05:21 5,944 posts
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    Cool video that has actually put me off even more.. just a frame inside, no interior to look at or sections to open up etc. Just 2 figures seems miserly too.
  • Derblington 6 Sep 2019 11:14:35 31,892 posts
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    But look at it on the shelf behind him!
  • IronGiant 6 Sep 2019 11:19:54 5,944 posts
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    I know, it looks good on the stand but its basically a ridiculously detailed shell for 650 notes.
  • kentmonkey 6 Sep 2019 11:20:08 23,109 posts
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    That's the old model behind him isn't it?
  • THFourteen 6 Sep 2019 11:22:55 52,820 posts
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    Don't buy it for £650, the UCS Falcon was available for at least £550 this year if not less than that in sales.

    I am not convinced either, doesnt seem as good as the falcon for the same price.
  • IronGiant 6 Sep 2019 11:47:49 5,944 posts
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    Think the falcon has over 7500 pieces, this has 4700.. this is big and imposing but way over priced for what you're actually getting.
  • Derblington 6 Sep 2019 12:47:06 31,892 posts
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    I agree it's overpriced for piece count and minifigs. It's weird they don't have Vader and Tarkin, etc.

    But I like the model a lot. I'll probably wait until it hits the local stores as they'll have discounts, rather than get it from LEGO.
  • DamoVotf 6 Sep 2019 15:38:06 1,450 posts
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    I kind of think the Star Destroyer is amazing, but I have the Falcon, and its difficult to find a place to put it.
  • Derblington 6 Sep 2019 15:51:50 31,892 posts
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    The same spot. Take one down and replace it for 6 months. Repeat.

    That's my plan anyway.
  • Zyrr 6 Sep 2019 16:00:16 395 posts
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    Yeah, with the Falcon taking up room in my office I don't really have anywhere to display it. However I really do like the look of it and I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if I cave at some point. Might have to start moving furniture around!
  • freddymercurystwin 6 Sep 2019 16:56:52 1,733 posts
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    Looking through some old photos I came across this one of the Lego houses I built for Mrs Mercuryís Christmas window a few years back.



    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 16:59:00 06-09-2019
  • ZuluHero 6 Sep 2019 19:52:41 7,533 posts
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    They look great (though not surprised they went yellow ;))

    Love the lighting - just battery leds or something?

    Edited by ZuluHero at 19:53:49 06-09-2019
  • Zyrr 6 Sep 2019 20:51:05 395 posts
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    Yep, those are really well done and incredibly effective!
  • freddymercurystwin 6 Sep 2019 23:25:53 1,733 posts
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    Thanks guys, the lights were little led lights each powered by its own ickle battery, pretty cheap off eBay, infact they weren't quite as white as they seem, more yellow in real life which worked really well, I'll try and find a pic of the window.

    This was actually the Lego that stayed in the window for 6 months or so and went yellow:

  • Gibroon 6 Sep 2019 23:34:54 2,164 posts
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    Has anyone ever thought of the environmental impact of lego? Is it as bad as leaded petrol?

    That almost rhymes, my work is done here. :lol:
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