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  • THFourteen 7 Jun 2020 18:05:42 53,685 posts
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    I have that one, had it running round my man cave for a while. Itís amazing. Have dismantled it and put it away for my son at some point if he behaves himself :-)
  • ZuluHero 7 Jun 2020 18:32:39 8,761 posts
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    I've been working on my own steam train as well.

    Lego Steam Train https://imgur.com/a/oeut0ac

    With the plan on getting all my trains running.

    Need to source steam train wheels from another set and plan on rebuilding the wheel house at some point too.

    Might buy another Hogwarts Express just for the under cartridge, as that's the only reasonable price steam train available atm.
  • TechnoHippy 7 Jun 2020 18:36:49 17,316 posts
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    I have a Thomas the Tank Engine as the only steam train so far.
  • ZuluHero 7 Jun 2020 18:48:04 8,761 posts
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    I hope you narrate his adventures in a Liverpudlian accent.
  • TechnoHippy 7 Jun 2020 18:50:10 17,316 posts
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    Eh Eh Gordon you fucking twat.
  • Carlo 8 Jun 2020 18:27:28 21,272 posts
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    That's the Porsche and Bugatti done... I've got the Ducati coming I think, then it'll be the Lambo next...

    I think I like the Dodge Charger the most out of all of them, always looking at it :D
  • Red_Bool 9 Jun 2020 11:37:08 1,972 posts
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    The Ducati is very nice. It's standing right here on my work-from-home desk :)
    I don't think I have the space for the Lambo...
  • IronGiant 18 Jun 2020 11:35:16 6,092 posts
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    What do you think about this Mickey & Minnie set? Something looks off to me, the shape of their faces just looks weird.. £170 too!

    Set 43179
  • Syrette 18 Jun 2020 11:41:42 50,598 posts
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    Love them but as with most Lego I couldn't justify such expenditure.
  • kentmonkey 18 Jun 2020 12:18:29 23,564 posts
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    They look awful. Like a nightmare/Tim Burton version of them.

    I feel like Lego might struggle throughout this health/economic crisis. As much as I love Lego, their prices have become ridiculous really, and with money tight for many, these luxury purchases may start to dwindle.

    Edited by kentmonkey at 12:19:00 18-06-2020
  • ZuluHero 18 Jun 2020 13:01:53 8,761 posts
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    My eyeeess, the horror, it burns ussss...
  • TechnoHippy 18 Jun 2020 13:08:59 17,316 posts
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    I'm more interesting in the new Crocodile train.
  • up_the_ante 18 Jun 2020 15:31:49 1,324 posts
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    Those Mickey and Minnie figures just look terrible

    I'm quite interested in the Crocodile train. £90 seemed very reasonable until I noticed it is non functional. So you'd have to buy power functions and track to make it functional.

    Also I think this is the first set to get an 18+ rating
  • Tonka 18 Jun 2020 15:34:58 30,824 posts
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    The haunted house also has 18+.

    I've seen some talk about this being Legos new thing. Adult sets. Similar box designs as well.
  • Dirt3 18 Jun 2020 15:39:37 1,016 posts
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    A lot of the big technic sets seem aimed at adults rather than kids.

    A 3 day build is hardly kids stuff. I suppose the prices have gone up, but are those like for like prices ? For example some of those big sets are expensive, but simply weren't available 10 years ago.

    Also, from my limited experience the pricing on the big sets can be very variable. If you are willing to wait from release date, you can get a lot of stuff for half the price it is on for originally on the lego shop.
  • ZuluHero 18 Jun 2020 15:48:38 8,761 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    I'm more interesting in the new Crocodile train.
    Yes please!
  • Flying_Pig 19 Jun 2020 19:08:20 16,594 posts
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    Had an unexpected windfall today, so I've done the sensible thing and bought the Technic Leibherr R9800 :)

    Arrives Monday
  • Dirt3 19 Jun 2020 21:05:36 1,016 posts
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    Dying pig, what price did you get on that ?

    I saw 299 recently which I though was quite reasonable since it is huge set.
  • Flying_Pig 19 Jun 2020 23:34:21 16,594 posts
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    Yep £299 from Amazon
  • ZuluHero 20 Jun 2020 10:30:07 8,761 posts
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    I can't imagine paying more than 100 for a set, that's my threshold.

    Good on you though, I hope you enjoy it! :)
  • Dirt3 20 Jun 2020 11:22:51 1,016 posts
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    Dunno whether that is a good criteria for value of money.

    It may be 3x the price of a £100 set. I suppose the question is, is it 3x the set in terms of total parts, build complexity and enjoyment ? My guess is it probably is.
  • Flying_Pig 20 Jun 2020 12:05:23 16,594 posts
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    Well it is over 4,000 pieces...

    It's the most I've ever paid for Lego, so we'll see if I think it's worth it when it arrives :)
  • dsmx 20 Jun 2020 12:41:21 8,576 posts
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    @Flying_Pig It is an awesome set and an absolute beast when finished. You'll need a lot of batteries to get it moving though.

    In terms of pricing in the UK it's about 10p a piece for most sets so you can judge the value of a set from that pretty easily.

    Edited by dsmx at 12:42:29 20-06-2020
  • ZuluHero 20 Jun 2020 13:03:05 8,761 posts
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    Yeah, i get the whole price-per-brick argument, it's a totally valid way of gauging value.
  • ZuluHero 20 Jun 2020 13:04:31 8,761 posts
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    Although sometimes you feel a bit cheated when a set is mostly full of pegs, or 1x1 stud bricks :)
  • dsmx 20 Jun 2020 14:45:07 8,576 posts
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    You're a bit cheated even with the Leibherr R9800 since 100 of those pieces are "rocks" for the shovel.
  • Dirt3 20 Jun 2020 18:04:50 1,016 posts
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    Brick count is one way of judging but not the whole story. After all, the Leibherr has 8 motors and two smart hubs. They have got to cost more than bricks.

    If you are looking for technic bricks per buck the bucket wheel excavator took some beating. Got down to 110 quid at one stage according to price spy and its the best part of 4000 bricks.
  • IronGiant 20 Jun 2020 21:06:33 6,092 posts
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    Iím getting obsessed with getting all the mech type sets, mostly Ninjago ;)
  • up_the_ante 23 Jun 2020 16:24:23 1,324 posts
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    Next 3 Lego Idea sets:
    https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/a4ae09b6-0d4c-4307-9da8-3ee9f3d368d6/post/fe963822-d1c7-4abb-b961-2b0885a221ce

    It's a shame - I was hoping for the Zelda set. Maybe licensing was an issue
  • THFourteen 23 Jun 2020 16:54:09 53,685 posts
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    Fucking Seinfeld. Never understood the obsession with that show.
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