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Post by: lisaloveslego on April 11, 2019, 11:00 pm
I thought I'd start a thread for random LEGO related news/events/chitchat
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Post by: lisaloveslego on April 11, 2019, 11:04 pm
I got a text from my 7 year olds school today. After Easter they're going to be offering a LEGO after school class, one day a week.

Seriously, when did school start being so much fun. I went to that exact same national school & we lived in fear of Sr. Vincent and her ruler ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I'm not jealous or anything........

Anyway, my little fella can't wait for it to start and I can't wait to hear what they get up to!
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Post by: John on April 12, 2019, 12:14 am
My Daughter is doing a lego camp with an entertainer ,I'm not allowed take her  it's 50 Euro so I'll be expecting bulging pockets every evening
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Post by: Patrick on April 12, 2019, 11:19 pm
I got a text from my 7 year olds school today. After Easter they're going to be offering a LEGO after school class, one day a week.

That sounds brilliant. Might be too far of a commute for me though ....
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Post by: lisaloveslego on April 16, 2019, 02:17 pm
John, I'm visualising you having a tantrum and stomping your feet because you're not allowed to go!!

I'm actually surprised these groups haven't started a destressing/mindfullness/team building thing for adults....
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Post by: lisaloveslego on April 16, 2019, 09:47 pm
I was checking out Facebook Marketplace today and someone is selling a MOTHERLOAD of LEGO.

I messaged him because I was interested in Downtown Diner but he wants to sell it as a job lot.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/410341519751492/
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Post by: Patrick on April 16, 2019, 10:32 pm
That is impressive!

I picked up the diner myself the other day. My first modular.  Itโ€™s on special in Smyths at the moment. I emptied my change jar and lied to my better half about what it cost ๐Ÿ˜‰

Looking forward to building it this weekend.
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Post by: John on April 16, 2019, 10:33 pm
Had the "I want the house back" conversation rear it's ugly head ,so grabbed some stuff and headed out quick ,no avoiding it though ,tantrums or not
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Post by: Patrick on April 16, 2019, 10:38 pm
Had the "I want the house back" conversation rear it's ugly head

That happens regularly in our house. I tend to get the kids to help clear up so itโ€™s not quite as messy. Itโ€™s all their fault really ... ahem! Seriously considering moving house to have a Lego room ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Post by: John on April 16, 2019, 10:42 pm
A basement or a great shed or massive attic , my problem is it's stored everywhere plus the what's out this month on the table , ostrich politics will win this for me I'm sure
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Post by: Patrick on April 22, 2019, 08:16 am
This might be going off topic but ...

I built my first modular this weekend, Diner 10260.  I really enjoyed it. Lots of detail and picked up a few techniques on the way.

One thing I did notice is that it had a lot of the pieces Iโ€™m always looking for for my MOCs. When you factor in shipping on Bricklink with the pieces Iโ€™m looking for, it works out about half the cost per piece. Is this a good way to buy bricks? Iโ€™m normally very lord business, sets are bagged separately in one location with Lego for MOCs in another.  Iโ€™m afraid Iโ€™ll start twitching if I buy a set just to use for pieces ๐Ÿ˜œ What do you guys do?
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Post by: John on April 22, 2019, 08:40 am
Sounds like you need us to tel you get another diner, depending on how many of that specialized brick you need -price per piece usually 10-12 cent per brick but that's price divide by pieces, I can't imagine it's a way of getting the volume of one type of brick without using bricklinkers plus when you use the bits from the set its never going to be complete  and the kraggle could render those pieces unusable
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Post by: Patrick on April 22, 2019, 12:09 pm
Well it is on special at the moment ...๐Ÿ˜‰
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Post by: David on April 25, 2019, 10:48 am
This might be going off topic but ...

I built my first modular this weekend, Diner 10260.  I really enjoyed it. Lots of detail and picked up a few techniques on the way.

One thing I did notice is that it had a lot of the pieces Iโ€™m always looking for for my MOCs. When you factor in shipping on Bricklink with the pieces Iโ€™m looking for, it works out about half the cost per piece. Is this a good way to buy bricks? Iโ€™m normally very lord business, sets are bagged separately in one location with Lego for MOCs in another.  Iโ€™m afraid Iโ€™ll start twitching if I buy a set just to use for pieces ๐Ÿ˜œ What do you guys do?

If you don't think the pieces will fall in price in BL soon then it's a good way to source them if also all the other parts are at similar price to BL prices. You are buying a whole set of parts afterall and you may be saving some these sought after parts but paying above the odds for the others. Any example parts?

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Post by: Patrick on April 25, 2019, 11:34 am
If you don't think the pieces will fall in price in BL soon then it's a good way to source them if also all the other parts are at similar price to BL prices. You are buying a whole set of parts afterall and you may be saving some these sought after parts but paying above the odds for the others. Any example parts?

Tiles, anything in tan, windows and modified bricks were the main parts. Looking at the set, there is a big baseplate and some larger plates as well that would come in handy. Not sure about the pink Cadillac though ... might have to stick that on adverts!
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Post by: John on April 27, 2019, 06:13 pm
There's a Star Wars competition on brickset ,3 easy Qs  and gets  your brain working-pub quiz for lego fans and it's a lucky draw for nice SW  prizes
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Post by: John on July 09, 2019, 07:10 pm
Any biker or creator fans seen the H.D. fatboy bike ,release August, at a ton im  out but it would be highly desirable
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Post by: Patrick on July 09, 2019, 11:39 pm
Any biker or creator fans seen the H.D. fatboy bike ,release August, at a ton im  out but it would be highly desirable
Looks pretty cool alright.  Did you see itโ€™s big brother? https://youtu.be/Es6ovb7cTx4
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Post by: John on July 11, 2019, 12:04 am
I can't unsee  that ,making me really want the creator fatboy, on holiday now and planning a big one for next year so it'll be tough on purchases, but a LEGOLAND in U.S. might get visited
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Post by: John on July 21, 2019, 10:20 pm
Space trivia lego quiz on brickset ,did poorly but the correct answers provide great info
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Post by: John on July 23, 2019, 12:43 am
Don't wanna mention the c word but images of the 4 advent calendars are out, S.W. Looks the best but Harry Potter fans get a nice deal ,city built a vehicle by not using wheels but technic cogs  , won't comment on friend one
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Post by: Patrick on July 29, 2019, 09:55 am
Don't wanna mention the c word but images of the 4 advent calendars are out, S.W. Looks the best but Harry Potter fans get a nice deal ,city built a vehicle by not using wheels but technic cogs  , won't comment on friend one

Might need to take a good look at the HP one this year.  Normally get the City one but Harry Potter is popular in our house.
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Post by: Samsonite on July 29, 2019, 12:12 pm
CHRISTMAS. Wow that's earlier. Any idea when theyre in the shops?
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Post by: Patrick on July 29, 2019, 12:32 pm
I think they are available from the start of September.
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Post by: John on July 29, 2019, 06:39 pm
They're never value for money unless you get them at 20euro, but it's a great novelty and addictive ,especially for S.W. santaised fig, the city one has a Santa so you can put one with all the batmen  from the lego batma n movie
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Post by: Brick Man on July 31, 2019, 10:20 am
New neighbour moved in today
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Post by: John on August 01, 2019, 12:37 am
See if it glows in the dark like the mining ones, i can't see where it's stud is
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Post by: John on August 06, 2019, 12:50 am
Just reading a forum about Lego Inside Tour  and wondering if anyone here has been, it's pretty expensive but respondants seem to think it's worth it, I'd love to go but it'll be a lotto holiday 
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Post by: John on September 01, 2019, 06:05 pm
Advent calendars are in smyths  don't know price ,need to get trick or treat sweet season over first before unwanted gift sweet season starts
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Post by: John on September 11, 2019, 08:45 pm
Lego masters is going again ,not sure if it's U.S. based though , but it'll be great watching the kids getting knocked out by adults.I think I'd love to be on it but maybe not a great builder, I need the instructions while listening to everything is awesome ,drinking overpriced coffee
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Post by: David on September 12, 2019, 09:01 am
but it'll be great watching the kids getting knocked out by adults.

LOL This made me spit out my coffee
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Post by: lisaloveslego on September 13, 2019, 09:36 pm
Anyone watching Great Model Railway Challenge?!  It's actually quite good!
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Post by: John on September 14, 2019, 04:25 pm
Like scalextric  I could watch it for hours  but unlike lego they're not so easy to put away,train track even worse. As bad as lego addiction is train could be an obsession
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Post by: Patrick on October 11, 2019, 10:09 am
Have you seen the new Technic Land Rover?
https://www.lego.com/en-ie/product/land-rover-defender-42110

Very tempted but I'm not sure how I'd sneak it into the house without being noticed :-)  it really looks fab though.
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Post by: John on October 11, 2019, 06:07 pm
Lieber bucket anyone ,as with all technic,  highly desired but too highly priced, lucky me I've got corvette to build but does look holey or at least needs filling out
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on October 14, 2019, 01:46 pm
Too rich for my blood unfortunately, a friend of mine keeps telling me he's going to buy it though, so I'm clinging onto hope that I'll see it in the flesh some time soon!
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Post by: John on October 14, 2019, 05:25 pm
Arrive with cans in hand when he's about to open it , I'm not encouraging bush building but any chance to get your mits on lego
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Post by: John on October 23, 2019, 08:29 pm
Anyone doing a Halloween display, I've got halloweenie stuff but can't find time to make a display, the C word stuff is packed away with the rest and with the advent calendar makes an appearance
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Post by: hmccarthy on October 24, 2019, 04:58 pm
same here John, too busy hording wood for the bonfire! if i find time we might expand on a spooky graveyard we made last year!!
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Post by: John on October 30, 2019, 07:52 pm
There's a great competition on brickset ,it's a puzzle with clues and there is a prize too,hope I'm right but it's a great teaser otherwise
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Post by: John on December 16, 2019, 12:17 am
In the Galway market is a stall with minifigs ,big ones and minifigs ,a Christmas feel to most of them,because of the tops in not sure if they're not-a-lego brand
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Post by: John on February 24, 2020, 06:04 pm
The chief designer of the minifig and some sets in the pirate and castle and space lines passed away  R.I.P. Jens Nygaard Knudsen, died last Wednesday
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on February 26, 2020, 09:40 am
The chief designer of the minifig and some sets in the pirate and castle and space lines passed away  R.I.P. Jens Nygaard Knudsen, died last Wednesday

Very sad news. Set designer Mark Stafford posted these messages on Reddit  (https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/f7bjir/the_father_of_the_lego_minifigure_has_passed_away/)from himself and fellow designer Niels Milan Pedersen:

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On Wednesday former Chief Designer at LEGO, and creator of the LEGO Minifigure Jens Nygaard Knudsen passed away.

Jens hired my colleague Niels in the 1970โ€™s and they worked together until Jens retired in 2000.

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โ€œIt is with great sorrow and dismay that I must announce that an amazing man, the best colleague of many years, an unforgettable friend, the most loving husband, father, father in law and grandfather: Jens Nygaard Knudsen has passed away on 19th February 2020.

Among all those who have worked for, built with, and generally known and loved LEGO over the years Jens should be known and remembered as one of the most important designers ever. He was the man who created the LEGO Minifigure, he was behind all the classic themes: Space, Pirates, Castle, Trains and countless more besides. He was a leader and an inspired builder.

Few have ever had as much imagination and creative power as he and no one who has got to know, or simply met Jens will be able to forget his amazing lovely and positive personality. LEGO fans around the world they should know that perhaps the most important ever creator of the LEGO Universe is no more. Honour his memory. His equal no longer exists.

Jens Nygaard Knudsen, 25 Jan 1942 โ€“ 19 Feb 2020.โ€œ
Niels Milan Pedersen

I (Mark Stafford) only met Jens twice, on both occasions he stuck me as full of energy and enthusiasm for LEGO and designing toys. For example I took him to take a photograph in the LEGO Idea House and he noticed a classic-space model he had designed 30 years earlier was built wrong and just had to stop, get down on his knees and fix it! Jens was made Chief Designer after the success of the minifigure he designed and led the design team throughout the 1980โ€™s and 90โ€™s.

He designed the LEGO Minifigure, and had a hand in pretty much every LEGO theme between 1968 and 2000, including Classic Space (he designed the entire first wave and most of the later models too), Blacktron, Aquanauts, Ice Planet, all the Classic Castle themes, Trains, Pirates, Adventurers etc. He leaves behind his loving wife, three children, two grandchildren and over eight billion little plastic people infused with childhood imaginations.

Millions upon billions of happy childhood memories are owed to this man. Thank you Jens.

Please leave a comment, all of them will be forwarded to his family.

And, if you would like to do something in his memory: build a LEGO spaceship, he would have loved that. Hashtag it as #NygaardMemorialFleet and lets see what we end up with.
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Post by: John on February 26, 2020, 06:24 pm
Might have a go at a spaceship with my excess pile
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Post by: John on March 02, 2020, 08:48 pm
Built the Hidden Side lab, talking about app before we saw if we had accessibility, didn't impress my Princess when we couldn't play in screen  ,She wasn't even bothered about the dog and She's animal mad. I like it and must add it to the other science bits ,might even try vaccine experimentation
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Post by: lisaloveslego on March 10, 2020, 02:44 pm
The Hidden Side Boat & Shrimp Shack were two of my favourite sets from last year. 
My 8 year old played with the app for a bit but he wasn't overly bothered with it!!
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Post by: lisaloveslego on March 10, 2020, 02:46 pm
Has anyone bought any of the DOTS sets yet?  I kind of really like them!!
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Post by: Patrick on March 10, 2020, 03:01 pm
Has anyone bought any of the DOTS sets yet?  I kind of really like them!!

I bought the Ludo game from Lego earlier this week and got the dots picture thrown in.  Looks like fun.
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Post by: John on March 10, 2020, 05:38 pm
They're for girls mainly but printed 1x1 tiles might interest some .as a bracelet i can't imagine the studs would last on any kid ,but argos's  but 2   bracelets get filler pack free =12 euro
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Post by: lisaloveslego on March 11, 2020, 03:28 pm
I've bought 2 bracelets already (my 4 year old LOVES them!!) - unicorns & rainbows - two of her favourite things!!

That picture frame looks really cute, the LEGO store really do the best free gifts!!

The Ludo game looks really good too - what colour is the baseplate btw?

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Post by: Patrick on March 11, 2020, 03:50 pm
That picture frame looks really cute, the LEGO store really do the best free gifts!!
Picture frame looks really cool.  My wife and daughter are arguing about whose picture should be in it.  I've a feeling the dog's picture will win ;-)

The Ludo game looks really good too - what colour is the baseplate btw?
We bought a normal Ludo board a few years ago and its great fun.  The kids nasty streak is developing nicely :)  The baseplate is dark grey and looks pretty nice so it may need to be swapped out with an old one ...
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Post by: John on March 12, 2020, 05:10 pm
Brickset has a quiz if the other C word is locking You out of society for a while, no prizes though
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on March 13, 2020, 12:20 pm
Went looking for the quiz and got sidetracked: I see that Lego have a new competition. Show off your love of music using Lego (https://brickset.com/article/49264/lego-ideas-music-contest)

Though I say sidetracked... this whole thing is a sidetrack, I'm supposedly working from home...
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Post by: John on March 13, 2020, 06:21 pm
At least you remembered what you were actually doing
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Post by: John on March 17, 2020, 11:19 am
Happy St. Patricks Day  everyone, hope all are well , just saw series 20 minifigs and I want them all but not at crazy prices. On a side note since there's no parades We're doing a lego parade ,my Daughter doesn't know how much lego is actually in this house ,brace for overload
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on March 17, 2020, 08:58 pm
Hope the minifig parade went well, hope it doesn't count as a gathering of over 100 people!

Happy Paddy's Day everyone!
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Post by: John on March 21, 2020, 04:22 pm
Didn't want to give the virus it's own thread as it's got enough of everything else, feeling guilty as I want to browse Tesco to see if any deals left but using essential shopping time and risking proximity  ,especially as lego itself is giving deals and in u.k. 'entertainer' is doing BOGOF -but one get one free.trying to stay safe but need to stay sane too with something I really like
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Post by: lisaloveslego on March 26, 2020, 01:01 pm
How's everyone keeping?  Things are bad when I started making the Technic Catamaran that my 8 year old started last November!!  I finished it - but boy do I not like building Technic!!  It's so hard!! 

Is anyone currently in the middle of a MOC or anything?  We could do a kind of Build Along where we share regular updates?  So not like MOC of the month stuff - just WIP's?

John I was in Tesco last week - they had a few sets reduced but nothing fantastic.  I haven't left the house in a week (bar to go in the garden) but I'm going to have to brave Tesco for cat food tomorrow (God damn picky cats won't eat Aldi cat food!) - I'll let you know if there are any good offers on LEGO there.
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Post by: John on March 26, 2020, 09:53 pm
I'm ogling over baracuda bay ,castle and pirates were my never had favourites as a kid ,and at 200 it shall continue into adulthood. 6.50 off 20 Euro sets ,lego has been branded un-essential, when I get voted in it shall be quintessential.
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on March 27, 2020, 10:02 am
How's everyone keeping?  Things are bad when I started making the Technic Catamaran that my 8 year old started last November!!  I finished it - but boy do I not like building Technic!!  It's so hard!! 

Is anyone currently in the middle of a MOC or anything?  We could do a kind of Build Along where we share regular updates?  So not like MOC of the month stuff - just WIP's?

John I was in Tesco last week - they had a few sets reduced but nothing fantastic.  I haven't left the house in a week (bar to go in the garden) but I'm going to have to brave Tesco for cat food tomorrow (God damn picky cats won't eat Aldi cat food!) - I'll let you know if there are any good offers on LEGO there.

I like the sound of that, should there be a new thread for it? I've been very busy with Technic lately, almost fully sorted all my Technic and I've been tinkering with various mechanisms, most of which have been failures. Got a large vehicle project in mind but trying to figure out how all the functions will work first is a challenge.
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Post by: John on March 27, 2020, 09:10 pm
A full build from scratch is a major project ,how about getting a big set like 'tree feller'  or crane and MOD/improve that? Must do some legoing as I'm off for 4 days so far....
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Post by: John on March 28, 2020, 10:18 am
Lisa if You have some spare time brickset are looking for a female to do a "meet a member" article ,they've had 3 male responses and asked if anyone else would/could. As I read the one posted it brings back the memories of lego and how you live with it and who you are right from scratch.
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on April 12, 2020, 11:04 pm
A couple of good Lego news stories people may have missed:

The Lego Foundation pledged $50m to charity "Education Cannot Wait" for providing education to children in crisis situations - https://www.educationcannotwait.org/the-lego-group-and-the-lego-foundation-support-children-and-families-impacted-by-covid-19/

And Lego have started making protective eyewear for healthcare workers - https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-protective-eyewear-for-medical-professionals-during-covid-19-pandemic/
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on April 16, 2020, 05:22 pm
(https://i.redd.it/hpt471g9h6t41.jpg)

Anyone ever seen this? Thought it was interesting...

Lego Byggepinner, a short-lived building system from Norway in the mid-50's, produced by A/S Norske Legio under license from Lego apparently... who knew!
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Post by: John on April 16, 2020, 08:25 pm
Has a stickle brick look to it ,might have been good for log cabin walls of trees if there though enough brown
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Post by: Patrick on April 16, 2020, 11:02 pm

Anyone ever seen this? Thought it was interesting...

Lego Byggepinner, a short-lived building system from Norway in the mid-50's, produced by A/S Norske Legio under license from Lego apparently... who knew!

Where did you find that? Random Lego search?
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on April 17, 2020, 09:27 am
Where did you find that? Random Lego search?

Reddit, all sorts of weird and wonderful tidbits of Lego history pop up there from time to time!
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Post by: John on April 21, 2020, 03:11 pm
Brickset doing a SW trivia quiz ,and today I ventured into a Tesco nothing on sale but this store never seems to have deals or is it that there's no competition therefore no deals ,didn't look for clearance aisle though
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Post by: John on April 21, 2020, 09:29 pm
Brickset competition to build a polybag model ,enter multiple times and 2 categories- with minifig and without. Rules on brickset
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Post by: John on May 02, 2020, 10:44 pm
Opened 42104 technic race truck ,went looking to get small tyres for back  and waltzed into 4842 Hogwarts only two books and as it was a kid played lot the task is rotten but I've gotten well notified hall but lots of bits missing , some big I'll move it on so far then try flog it  -it'll go cheap but I must do build to see what's missing and it's a build that hopefully won't stick around
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Post by: John on May 02, 2020, 10:47 pm
Photo to show progress ,I'm aching from bent over ,sore eyes searching but feel like a kid so all's good
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Post by: John on May 04, 2020, 08:01 pm
Today I did an inventory of parts and mostly completed hagrids but ,a handful of parts missing but it's made and I'm done with them if anyone wants them( 4738 and 4842) for a proper steal ,some minifigs but none complete(could make 1 group)
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Post by: John on May 06, 2020, 02:02 am
Collecting a skip today exposed me to 5978 ,found a base plate 1st , then a few minifigs, it's hard to pick out\save lego while crying!!! It's absolutely filthy but not damaged ,gold coins in chest clean and skeleton in coffin. There was also castle parts but not much -I'm post photos when it's clean -3 plastic bottles full!
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Post by: John on May 06, 2020, 02:24 am
A western baseplate with a corner river  , I'm gonna have to stop rescuing dumped lego but it's cheaper than buying it and I do love the find feeling especially when it's oldish stuff
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Post by: John on May 07, 2020, 11:40 am
New theme "monkey kid" ,images of a ninjago nexo-knights style theme   .I'm loving the truck but financing for another theme probably won't happen since I'm getting Harry Potty addiction with the new sets that are coming out.
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Post by: lisaloveslego on May 08, 2020, 12:01 am
Collecting a skip today exposed me to 5978 ,found a base plate 1st , then a few minifigs, it's hard to pick out\save lego while crying!!! It's absolutely filthy but not damaged ,gold coins in chest clean and skeleton in coffin. There was also castle parts but not much -I'm post photos when it's clean -3 plastic bottles full!

John, you need to start an Instagram account (or at least a thread here) of your lego skip finds!!

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Post by: John on May 08, 2020, 01:21 am
I'm disgusted and delighted with the find ,I do post when I find treasure (clean-up is hard), I don't get the chance to check these skis -it's only 2 so in reality ,i dread to think how much lego is being dumped every day
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Post by: John on May 09, 2020, 10:09 pm
A previous mega donation of a kid played-but clean and relatively minded, set 76005 daily bugle with instructions(7 missing pieces and 6 pages) ready for a new home
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Post by: John on May 12, 2020, 12:34 am
4191 and 79109  ...parts gathered, as usual bits missing and kid played minifigs  .I'm enjoying these builds but it's hard work .lone ranger set would do well as western theme in a layout
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Post by: Ben C on May 12, 2020, 01:12 pm
John, are you looking to sell on any of your rebuilt sets above? Let me know what you've got/ what's missing and a price in mind.
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Post by: John on May 12, 2020, 10:01 pm
Daily bugle- 4 figs (1 head missing) computer screen and parker/spiderman tile missing and rope  25Euro .lone ranger bank and jail-no figs  8 cheat parts to complete  25  .....instructions for both (6 pages gone from spiderman set) .Hogwarts too  but a lot more missing parts and figs there's some city sets too but need to do a check
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Post by: John on May 17, 2020, 12:06 am
Amazing looking set and again some pieces missing , loved the build experience, my knees need a holiday, and again this one needs a new home
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Post by: John on May 25, 2020, 02:08 am
76006, 76007, 60014 and 70915 built , 70915 missing alot(looks more like a garage set) 60014-coast guard  impressive as it's big. Marvel sets nice but not my preference .minifigs on all are poor
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Post by: John on June 01, 2020, 11:02 pm
Back searching to build 3 sets ,one is a marvel jet (partly built) ,it'll mess my piece gathering but I'll soldier on .as per usual missing parts but not heaps -I might strike gold with my Dunnes\Barman parts bag  but will have to wait till Saturday for next rummaging
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Post by: David on June 03, 2020, 10:03 pm
Coast guard boat looks good. Not sure why the hull sticks out though, maybe to stop it flipping over in the bath?
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Post by: John on June 03, 2020, 10:49 pm
My Niece oooooed it before her brother so it'll be Her birthday present, wide hull put on due to lockdown! Finished 31012 creator house , missing 15 or so pieces  -nice big house and a 4wide  car? Sitting on table near Simpson's .there's a light brick and room lights up sweet. Attempting 79103 t
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Post by: John on June 03, 2020, 10:51 pm
My Niece oooooed it before her brother so it'll be Her birthday present, wide hull put on due to lockdown! Finished 31012 creator house , missing 15 or so pieces  -nice big house and a 4wide  car? Sitting on table near Simpson's .there's a light brick and room lights up sweet. Attempting 79103 TMNT lair  already missing T.V screen
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Post by: John on June 14, 2020, 09:26 am
76032 jet ,about 40 pieces missing .the canopy being a major item ,and now looking for a new home. Sturdy built jet and super swooshability
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Post by: John on June 14, 2020, 06:28 pm
A photo for 76032 and  today's waste of a day 6863 and 2254(gift for my  nephew) and as usual , parts missing - 6863 hasn't too many
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Post by: John on October 15, 2020, 08:18 pm
3 skips yielding more lego ,1st a friends box with unopened bags (a mall) - 1st and 2nd bags missing but 5 and a few loose parts .2nd was some minecraft and ninjago and a few other bits also unopened bags of m**a s**t blocks(pieces for a demolition video) .3rd bits from many themes, 2 SW minifigs and a motor- the guy told me his grandsons collection is valued at 34grand but judging by what I got and how much more was dumped I'd divide value by 5. The amount of Lego dumped every day nearly keeps me awake but it's just parents with no appreciation for the quality toy that has a fairly long useable life
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Post by: John on October 16, 2020, 01:04 am
Here's a picture of the motor that I found .....oh the horror of knowing there was more but couldn't save them!!!!
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on October 16, 2020, 01:44 pm
Never seen one of those before! Has a kind of Dacta look to it, like it's transparent for educational purposes...
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Post by: John on October 16, 2020, 06:55 pm
47154 p/n -9 v motor 2002year, also a spoiler and a few nice other bits
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Post by: Patrick on October 28, 2020, 11:26 pm
I havenโ€™t bought a LEGO set in ages and torn between two. Elf club house 10275 and Harry Potter Clock Tower 75948. Any thoughts?
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on October 29, 2020, 09:25 am
I really like the look of the club house, parts look usefull too, I'm a big fan of dark tan and sand green bricks. Plus you can use those elves and reindeer in future Christmas displays even if you don't have the set on show!
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Post by: John on October 29, 2020, 07:30 pm
Elf clubbing we will go!!! H.P. stuff comes round every so often but the Christmas ones change every year
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Post by: John on November 07, 2020, 08:39 pm
Well Patrick did you get the Harry Potter club house ?
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Post by: Patrick on November 08, 2020, 12:36 am
Still procrastinating! I have the great hall and whomping willow sets which connect to the clock tower ... but I really like the club house! Waiting for lego.com to throw in Christmas freebies ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on December 02, 2020, 11:22 am
In lieu of an actual holiday I was looking through last year's holiday photos. I'd completely forgotten about this display in the U.S. Supreme Court, celebrating the first 4 women to serve as Supreme Court Judges:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50669108748_56c3be8108_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kcsqKf)

Left to right, I think (only one I'm completely sure of is the late RBG):
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice Elena Kagan

If I find any more Lego photos from around the world I'll post them! Somewhere I've got to try and dig out a photo of a huge Kyoto train station model in Kyoto station...
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Post by: John on December 02, 2020, 07:10 pm
Are these photos You've taken from those places. If you make a minifig Tom ,you could take the photo of minifig with monument or whatever in the background
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on December 03, 2020, 09:22 am
Yeah, that's a good idea John, hopefully I still remember to do that by the time the world re-opens for holiday travel!
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Post by: Patrick on December 04, 2020, 11:30 am
Still procrastinating! I have the great hall and whomping willow sets which connect to the clock tower ... but I really like the club house! Waiting for lego.com to throw in Christmas freebies ๐Ÿ˜‰

Procrastinated too long!  Elf House is out of stuck and the Clock Tower is no longer on special so it would gall me to spend 15 Euros more.  Hopefully will be back on special after Christmas.  I bought myself the HP advent calendar as a consolation though ;)
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Post by: John on December 04, 2020, 06:58 pm
Is there a miniature of clock tower in the advent calendar , I'm hoping Tesco or artnhobby drop the price of whatever stock they've left
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Post by: lisaloveslego on December 07, 2020, 11:09 pm
In lieu of an actual holiday I was looking through last year's holiday photos. I'd completely forgotten about this display in the U.S. Supreme Court, celebrating the first 4 women to serve as Supreme Court Judges:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50669108748_56c3be8108_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kcsqKf)

Left to right, I think (only one I'm completely sure of is the late RBG):
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice Elena Kagan

If I find any more Lego photos from around the world I'll post them! Somewhere I've got to try and dig out a photo of a huge Kyoto train station model in Kyoto station...


I love this!  (I would also love to believe that you choose holiday locations based on the LEGO that can be seen there!!)  Before kids, (and unfortunately for me), our holiday locations were always based around what football stadiums we could visit....................
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Post by: John on December 07, 2020, 11:23 pm
And then you built those stadia......win win
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Post by: Patrick on December 08, 2020, 11:59 pm
Is there a miniature of clock tower in the advent calendar , I'm hoping Tesco or artnhobby drop the price of whatever stock they've left

Not sure yet. I got a golden egg on a couch today..  I got the last HP advent calendar in Tesco in Mahon point (dumped on a shelf away from the toys). It was down to โ‚ฌ14.06. Elf club house came back into stock this evening so that been ordered!
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Post by: John on December 09, 2020, 12:28 am
Must check my tescos
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Post by: John on December 31, 2020, 11:41 pm
Happy New Year and hope 2021 is the year we missed out on ,although  apart from no physical meets we got to the end  of 2020 safely so C'mon vaccine and get us bricking together again
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on January 01, 2021, 10:26 pm
Happy new year!
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on January 04, 2021, 12:24 pm
Apparently the world record for an "unmodified" Rubik's Cube solver robot has just been cut almost in half by a Lego robot called Cuboth, built by Elias Frantar. It averages about 1.9 seconds to solve a cube.

The previous record was also held by a Lego robot called Cubestormer 3. It averaged approximately 3.6 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjb-MmwueEQ&feature=emb_title (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjb-MmwueEQ&feature=emb_title)
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Post by: John on January 04, 2021, 05:21 pm
Even in the slow mo ,I lost it ,my time is about 8mins -under pressure!
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Post by: Patrick on January 11, 2021, 10:30 am
Even in the slow mo ,I lost it ,my time is about 8mins -under pressure!

My 10 yo son can do it in under a minute whereas the only time I ever solved one was when I took off the stickers ...
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Post by: John on January 25, 2021, 06:12 pm
Picking up more dumped lego today and black angle parts and a 2x2 round plate with an imperial symbol on it  ,about a small lego set bag amount but trying not to think of what was dumped
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Post by: John on February 02, 2021, 05:44 pm
More dumped lego and a mix of nexo ,SW and technic , a few plates and a few interesting parts , a little oily but twas loved by a kid by the way the stickers were applied and the minifig with no matching part. A volcano explorers set parts too so modern enough to not be throwing away. Another imperial 2x2 round printed tile,  about 10 years time I'll have a Death Star from my bin foraging
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on February 03, 2021, 11:10 am
You should do some bin-foraged-only mocs, would be cool to see what you come up with!

I have a small ziplock bag of about 20 parts I've found out and about (or around the house when we moved in here!), cleaning them is a job that's on the long finger though...
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Post by: John on February 03, 2021, 05:49 pm
I have about 4 plastic Roses boxes but all mix match that's from bins  ,I did find a 1x16 beige brick for Simpson's house  ,hopefully I'll find 3 1x6 beige tiles and 5 1x2 beige wedges and a brown window 1x2x3 , I did luck out before with a haul before it went in skip and Kwik-e-mart was there along with loads more bits of sets
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Post by: John on March 12, 2021, 08:28 pm
More dumped lego today ,I rescued a minifig decapitated and driven over, hands still clutch and arms swivel but it's ugly! From the pile -Ninjago, minecraft and nexo knights lost plus side I've another treasure chest(nougat) ,a white helmet and more grey bricks for a castle. 2heads and a minecraft sheep. Also retrieved a small brickhead container -no lid  ,clean enough for where it had been,
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Post by: John on April 01, 2021, 07:28 pm
75318 ,I mean who dumps a child in a skip, the box is tattered and 3 bags open/made ,minifig at the bottom of the box and 5 unopened bags and instructions ,id never buy this but at this price I'll suffer on. Hope it wasn't someone hiding it from a non lego person as a stop go  before bringing it in
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Post by: David on April 01, 2021, 10:19 pm
75318, that's a great find!
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Post by: John on April 02, 2021, 12:51 am
Eyes are sore but I've made a child on my own. It's sturdy but some attachments don't seem well attached. The eyes are funny and the mouth opens so fun doing a Yoda voice while opening and closing the mouth. It's for sale too if anyone wants!
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on April 03, 2021, 04:23 pm
That's an incredible find! Can't understand the mentality of someone who would put almost new Lego into a skip, but lucky for you they do I guess!
Makes you wonder how much Lego never gets found though.
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Post by: John on April 03, 2021, 06:55 pm
Based on what I find and ,what I see that's rolled over and beyond even me, an awful lot!
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Post by: John on May 19, 2021, 05:45 pm
Picked\rescued more of the precious today ,badly mangled so only a few of the bricks actually survived. On a scientific note the durability of it versus 10 ton and a loading shovel scraping it into the heap is pretty amazing! It was mostly ninjago and I pulled 1and a half minifigs out.
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Post by: John on June 29, 2021, 09:58 pm
Is anyone buying any lego lately -in sets or loose ,or is imminent bulk order wetting the appetites? ,I've amassed 60euro but the cheap deals that I don't want are screaming at me to spend and the technic McLaren I want is saying maybe it'll get cheaper. Although there's enough unopened stuff to last an apocalypse
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on July 01, 2021, 04:54 pm
Haven't bought anything in a while but I was waiting for the Bricklink Designer Program to open, which it has done today! I've just pre-ordered the Great Fishing Boat, I really like the look of it and I supported it at the time it was first submitted to Lego Ideas. Looks like it's going to be second over the line for crowdfunding (first 5 over the line get produced) and it also looks like it'll be sold out in an hour's time at this rate!
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Post by: John on July 01, 2021, 08:01 pm
I don't get this, lego asks ordinary joes for ideas, dismisses them if they don't make the cut, then gives them another go if they jump through the new hoop, I don't have a budget for this but if you were keeping tabs on Ideas then it's got a market
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Post by: John on July 27, 2021, 09:10 pm
Latest dumped haul, rescued by one of the lads I told about my addiction, fair dirty but when cleaned they gotta go(by order of the management)
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Post by: John on July 27, 2021, 09:12 pm
Sorry for blurry old man shake, there's also a small water bottle of China too
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Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on July 29, 2021, 11:08 am
That's a lot of minifigs! Fire up the auld adverts.ie account John, you might make your LUGbulk payment back!
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Post by: John on July 30, 2021, 11:16 pm
A homage to my job and the lucky finds of dumped lego,  I'm especially proud of landing legs as they lift truck off floor  ,all watched by the duplo overlords
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Post by: John on July 31, 2021, 11:47 pm
Half box 31062 creator I retrieved a few months back, missing a few vital parts , none of which I possess but I kept the lower tracked but as I felt nice to roll around. The rest went to general population
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Post by: John on August 09, 2021, 06:43 pm
Emptying a skip and retrieved 2handfuls of bits from ninjago, nexo knights ,a Harley Quin hair, batman  cowl, Minecraft bricks , chima and a printed round windshield . Some city monitors and a onearmed hobgoblin , twas fair dirty but my tears washed a lot of it. I got 3 yellow hands  and non lego pieces too (they get a wash but nothing more) ,1 torso survived but I left the other one to fend for himself
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Post by: John on August 13, 2021, 07:19 pm
Another pick a brick cup today  , a McDonald's cup ,some other brick type too ,an interesting piece (non lego -a soft bristle texture) and finally an actual piece I need for Ghost riders motorbike, I wish I could put in an order but more free  bricks is always welcome
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Post by: John on August 13, 2021, 09:24 pm
Mixels assembled ,3 at front complete 2 at rear missing a talon and tail-5 pieces in all. I'm calling them a shower of mixels  or maybe a scavenge of parts! I hated them from the start but did buy them cheap as present fillers or S.S.(secret santa), I got one as a present and have one still bagged for boulder parts
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Post by: John on August 21, 2021, 01:46 pm
Mixels sorted now and next reassembly is 70128 -Chima set -braptors wing striker one wing was broken so ......... I superglued  it ,it'll be a Christmas or birthday present for another lego destroyer- my nephew missing one green foilage stalk .next up will be lego movie ice cream truck and a possible battle of ice cream road trucks
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Post by: John on August 22, 2021, 11:58 am
Finished ice cream machine as that's what was originally made ,after dirt removal and rebuilt ,it's slightly delicate and some parts for can are missing. There was a 70755 ninjago offloaded from a previous find ,missing 8 pieces -one technic part to mount front wheel so it's more reliant than reliable for now! Love the suspension for the rear
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Post by: John on September 18, 2021, 02:49 pm
Cleaning process continues -hulkbuster ,mandarins motor and star wars battle pack now assembled, and now it's the  lego movie castle scenes turn, it'll be incorporated into the castle/museum I'm planning as a big build
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Post by: John on September 18, 2021, 02:54 pm
Two more parts rescue getting cleaned too, some parts of newish enough sets. After I tipped I had hoped to find more parts but the machine mangled the lot so I'm hoping it was just a clean-up dumping and not a whole set clearout! I've asked the guys at the site to take out lego if the see it but the "sure I will" didn't sound like I wanted it to!