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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 16:59 
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I do indeed, but I'm short of the white tail fins so haven't built it yet.

They are a really crappy design that breaks easily so I'm missing quite a few. The grey and blue variants are the oldest and fetch about £2 each - the slightly later white and black are more common and I've got a batch of 6 on the way at 60p each so I'm reluctantly accepting colour substitution until I manage to get a bargain in the other colours. There's loads of black ones for sale in Australia for some reason so I may just buy more of them.

The other two bits that were easily damaged are the round legs and the 2x1 flat pieces with a ladder attached - both as used on that set.
There's a slightly different grey ladder that's a current piece which is close enough and costs pence.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 20:18 
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There's another 13 sets to build yet.


You spoilt little fucker...

(Not even slightly jealous)

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:00 
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Need more Lego on my desk


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:05 
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You appear to be gluing them on the underside of your desk. Gives you more room to work, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:33 
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Lego Batman lives on my dashboard.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:51 
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Future Warrior wrote:
You appear to be gluing them on the underside of your desk. Gives you more room to work, I guess.



ha ha.. how did that happen..

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:58 
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Ironman and Deadpool in my car.

And my desk at home.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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Go on, why are they upside down?

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:04 

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It's Grim...'s little joke, He's been playing it on us for years.

(there are little arrows under the pictures where you can re-orient them)

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:11 
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Mimi wrote:
It's Grim...'s little joke, He's been playing it on us for years.

(there are little arrows under the pictures where you can re-orient them)



Thank you.. had to go on the web site :)

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You need to dust your keyboard :P

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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any my screen / house :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:37 
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I had to search for those S-world figures, those are great! Where did you get them from - I found a link to a site shipping from China, is that the one?


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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I had to search for those S-world figures, those are great! Where did you get them from - I found a link to a site shipping from China, is that the one?


I got them off EBay.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:27 
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Ta much, I will compare ebay with elsewhere later on.


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Here is a link to his latest.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-PCS-Full-Se ... 33a805cb96

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Thanks, man.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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My Lego and fez are cool


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 18:44 
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The new UCS Falcon has been announced, to nobody's surprise.

https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Millennium-Falcon-75192?

£650, 7500 pieces, 1st October release date.

I am obviously buying one.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:08 
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Too rich for my blood. I seem to be cured, as my lego sets get sold. Still keeping my Death Star, but I'm happy selling many other sets, and look at the new ones with only idle curiosity, rather than the 'yeahyeahyeah!' I used to have.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:32 
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Bought 2KG of loose bits for my son as well as a junior start kit

He likes to join in building with me and we spend hours

My issue is I keep seeing models I think are cool and buying them "for him :)" Such as the one below

Then end up being too complicated or break too easy and I'm back fixing them every 5 mins


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 15:35 
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I keep trying to buy All Of The Lego from their website but it won't let me :'(

Well, it might... It refers me to a phone number. To speak to a human. Pfft. Fuck that noise. It should be easier to spend all my of my money than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 19:14 
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A guy I used to work with is big into collecting the expensive sets like Death Star

He told me he found a website that showed when Lego was making models end of life, he would buy 2 and more often than not selling one of them a few months later would pay for the other one.

I still have a yellow electric train from the 1980's my brother is giving to me in a couple of weeks as he bagged all our childhood Lego as he had kids first.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 21:39 
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It's not a guaranteed profit like it used to be, but there's definitely money to be made reselling EoL Lego sets.
The previous UCS Falcon was selling for upwards of three grand butthat was definitely an unusual case


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 22:32 
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That was exactly how I started (though not with the Death Star) - buy two, sell one later. Then with the battle packs it quickly went to 'buy 4, buy 5...', till I had about 30 of the 8084 Snowtrooper set. The little ones are, I think better, in that you can take better advantage of any Argos 3 for 2s without going 'jeez, I just spent £200 on some star destroyers', easier to store, easier to post and not such a worry on the scam front - if each one more than doubles in value, you receive double (after selling fees), and overall make more. But Lego do put the price up by a £ each year or even more quickly - market forces in action, I suppose, as they spotted the first ones sold new for £7, then a few years later were selling for £20. So the next were £8, then 9, etc., as they recouped a bit of the increase in advance. It is less guaranteed, just as you say - sometimes Lego more or less re-release a set. And Lego is generally more popular than when they started doing Lego Star Wars - they were slightly in the doldrums then, so the first sets were routinely discounted heavily.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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Are these the figures that are not official Lego, but look just the same? :)

Found some of these for my son on Ebay, really good value. He lost his batman figure and I'm not searching his room of toys for it

So I paid £6 for 8 Marvel figures including Batman

Then found these for just under £18.00, not good as I'm wanting to get a small army of different Storm troopers now :DD


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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8 Marvel figures including Batman


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Aliexpress.com.

And prepare to want many, many more!


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(e.g. https://www.aliexpress.com/store/102214 ... ae2bZ4BFc5).


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