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  • Dirt3 2 Oct 2019 09:48:40 495 posts
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    Sell that to the wife on the basis that the price is 50% less than the Star (mariage) destroyer.

    Edited by Dirt3 at 09:49:00 02-10-2019
  • IronGiant 6 Oct 2019 16:01:39 5,978 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    @IronGiant It's an epic build and looks awesome when finished. Even the box is nice since it has drawings of Bugatti's around it.
    The box is indeed a thing of beauty, feels like you’ve bought something top quality.

    Had to grab the UCS YWing in the Lego sale..
  • IronGiant 17 Oct 2019 12:08:34 5,978 posts
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    I like the Dinosaur Fossils ideas set, even has a Lego Sapiens skeleton :)
  • ZuluHero 19 Oct 2019 18:33:50 7,643 posts
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    I think this is the Saturn V lego? Such a great display for it:

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/jYQeVKh
  • up_the_ante 19 Oct 2019 22:03:36 1,157 posts
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    Yeah it's the Lego model. Great idea.

    There's a pretty good deal on Lego at John Lewis at the moment. £40 off if you spend over £200.
  • Nexus_6 24 Oct 2019 10:20:58 4,358 posts
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    I just finished building the Saturn V last Sunday. Awesome build - thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

    I came home the remnants of it on Tuesday night. The boy was picking at it throughout the day and when a bit came off he claimed he could fix it. Which took more off. Which he claimed he could fix....

    I reckon the age ratings on sets isn't for building them, it's for how old you need to be to keep them together.

    And there is another sale on at Argos. The Technic Rough Terrain Crane is now £132 which I really should get after waiting and being disappointed last time!
  • Khanivor 24 Oct 2019 17:14:59 44,194 posts
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    I keep telling my six year old I’m done buying her LEGO. She loves playing with but just doesn’t jive with the whole ‘putting pieces back on when they fall off’ concept. Drives me fucking nuts.

    Of course, she knows the threats are empty as daddy buys the LEGO so he can build it before she plays with it.

    Still.
  • up_the_ante 25 Oct 2019 01:02:02 1,157 posts
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    @Khanivor Oh yeah that drives me nuts too. My nephew has had hundreds of pounds worth of Lego. As soon as something gets broken he has no interest in fixing it. It will stay like that until it gets thrown in to the mixed Lego tub. Instruction manuals all get thrown away. At least they are viewable online if he really wanted to rebuild something.

    I haven't bought him any sets since we spent a couple of hours together building a Marvel set and a week later I found it all broke up on his bedroom floor. I tried to salvage it finding bits scattered under his bed etc, but it was still missing pieces. Probably in the vacuum cleaner is my guess.
  • Flying_Pig 25 Oct 2019 07:13:10 16,333 posts
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    @Khanivor this is one of my biggest bugbears with my boys and their Lego. My eldest isn't too bad now, but we've got a huge amount of mixed Lego which is really just a scrap heap of broken sets which they can't be bothered to fix or rebuild.

    I'd love to find the time (one day...) to sort and rebuild it all but it's a massive job which'll take weeks...
  • THFourteen 25 Oct 2019 07:14:28 53,174 posts
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    Where do you guys put the kids Lego once it’s built? My sons police station, benny spaceship, Death Star final duel and mission control basically take up the entire dining table.
  • Flying_Pig 25 Oct 2019 07:26:36 16,333 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Where do you guys put the kids Lego once it’s built? My sons police station, benny spaceship, Death Star final duel and mission control basically take up the entire dining table.
    They both have shelf space in their bedrooms for their sets but that gets filled pretty quickly....
  • Khanivor 25 Oct 2019 12:47:12 44,194 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    @Khanivor this is one of my biggest bugbears with my boys and their Lego. My eldest isn't too bad now, but we've got a huge amount of mixed Lego which is really just a scrap heap of broken sets which they can't be bothered to fix or rebuild.

    I'd love to find the time (one day...) to sort and rebuild it all but it's a massive job which'll take weeks...
    I started this job with all the broken Elves and Friends sets. Which is all of them. Got two buildings rebuilt...
  • dsmx 25 Oct 2019 20:45:43 8,489 posts
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    Well it took me something like 8 hours, my fingers hurt, my back hurts a bit from bending over and I have no where to put it. But I've finished Liebherr R 9800 Excavator .

    It truly is a best of a model, although you can't actually move it in anyway unless you have 12 AA batteries.

    Edited by dsmx at 20:46:04 25-10-2019
  • Flying_Pig 25 Oct 2019 21:25:27 16,333 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    Well it took me something like 8 hours, my fingers hurt, my back hurts a bit from bending over and I have no where to put it. But I've finished Liebherr R 9800 Excavator .

    It truly is a best of a model, although you can't actually move it in anyway unless you have 12 AA batteries.
    Wow - it's good then? I think I'd need a serious discount on the £400 RRP to get me to bite. But it does look amazing.
  • dsmx 25 Oct 2019 22:04:49 8,489 posts
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    @Flying_Pig There was that £40 off John Lewis voucher so it was £360 for me.

    It really is huge in size, it's also mostly empty space which makes putting it together a lot easier.

    The only real issue I had making it was the number of times I had to flip the bit being made and didn't notice the flip....

    But for the most part that little issue wasn't to bad since the model itself has a lot of parts but isn't that intricate. Nowhere near the complexity of the Bugatti for example.

    The model is so big that 4000 bits isn't that much so in actuality it's relatively simple to take things apart to correct something you may of missed.

    Edited by dsmx at 22:05:53 25-10-2019
  • Nexus_6 29 Oct 2019 15:51:33 4,358 posts
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    Well, I finally managed to pluck up the courage to buy the Rough Terrain Crane.
    Argos is selling it for £132 and there is a discount code LEGO10 for 10% off that so ended up costing me £118.80 which is reasonable I think.
    Now to go collect and keep it in the office until Christmas!
  • IronGiant 3 Nov 2019 15:36:54 5,978 posts
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    So Lego are selling a 7” wooden Lego figurine you can paint, decorate etc.

    I was interested until I saw the price...
  • d_h1234 3 Nov 2019 16:00:00 201 posts
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    IronGiant wrote:
    So Lego are selling a 7” wooden Lego figurine you can paint, decorate etc.

    I was interested until I saw the price...
    I agree, it seems like something aimed at letting kids express their creativity in sorta non-LEGO way. But at that price point, seems way out of their reach.

    You'd have to be a very well off parent to buy your kids something that they paint in the haphazard way that children do, and then probably ignore and never touch again.

    Edited by d_h1234 at 16:05:12 03-11-2019
  • Nexus_6 3 Nov 2019 16:22:57 4,358 posts
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    You could always sand it down and start again.....
  • ZuluHero 3 Nov 2019 19:49:41 7,643 posts
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    I think lego started out as a wooden toy, so is this just a harking back to its roots thing?
  • Syrette 3 Nov 2019 19:56:58 50,385 posts
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    https://brickset.com/article/46709/76139-1989-batmobile-at-billund-airport

    Oh, wow. 1989 Batmobile.

    Do want.
  • Derblington 3 Nov 2019 21:01:20 32,137 posts
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    Oooooh! That’ll go lovely with the Tumbler, which is one of my favorite models I own.
  • kentmonkey 3 Nov 2019 21:03:15 23,191 posts
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    I mean, yes, I want it. But that price seems very expensive.

    :(
  • Derblington 3 Nov 2019 21:05:48 32,137 posts
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    3,300 pieces. Price seems alright.
  • ZuluHero 3 Nov 2019 21:39:16 7,643 posts
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    I recently got the minifig size one for £20 which is great.

    I'd love a big UCS one, but £230 is a bit of a jump, even if the cost-per-brick ratio is good.
  • kentmonkey 3 Nov 2019 21:52:45 23,191 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    I recently got the minifig size one for £20 which is great.

    I'd love a big UCS one, but £230 is a bit of a jump, even if the cost-per-brick ratio is good.
    Exactly.

    I saw a MOC Batmobile you can buy. 60s Batmobile. Looks utterly fantastic. £60.

    It's obviously not got as many pieces, but I feel like Lego are starting to price themselves out. And almost taking a 'size matters' approach just so they can charge more.
  • up_the_ante 3 Nov 2019 21:55:53 1,157 posts
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    I just bought the £25 model too :) That will have to do me. It is beautiful though.

    Someone is in trouble at that Lego store. I guess no one bought it before it got taken off again? At least no one that knows it shouldn't be out yet.
  • ZuluHero 3 Nov 2019 22:15:12 7,643 posts
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    Someone who's now probably at the bottom of a lake, or something, wearing oversized lego brick boots...
  • kentmonkey 3 Nov 2019 22:19:36 23,191 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    oversized lego brick boots...
    Yours for only £399 (4000 pieces. All red).
  • Tonka 4 Nov 2019 05:36:02 29,937 posts
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    I bet the whole thing was orchestrated.
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