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Old 2016-01-27, 05:13 AM   #381
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I got it from the Brothers Brick website... but yes, how dare you.

I'm thinking about going onto eBay and locating past Advent Calendar sets the next time I have money (ha!)... building a LEGO Santa Village/ice skating rink/winter carnival is a want for next Christmas.
 

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Old 2016-01-27, 09:53 AM   #382
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Lots of the really fun bits from the advent calendar are just simple bricks with a little imagination, so it might be worth trying Bricklink or similar before forking out for the advent sets themselves - somehow I doubt they get reduced to nothing in January like most advent calendars! Will see if I can get some close-up pictures of some of the neater bits from mine at some point.
 
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Old 2016-03-05, 01:36 PM   #383
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Impressive...

http://blog.livedoor.jp/legolego05/a.../52788883.html


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Old 2016-03-05, 07:13 PM   #384
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I wonder if you can stack Duplo on top of that.
 
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Old 2016-03-05, 11:56 PM   #385
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Thaaaat's so cool. And probably not, the pegs don't look to be the right size.

Who the hell is it that makes the little Transformer minifigs that come in bags, it's not LEGO but I can't remember offhand (it's KRE-O, I'm a moron). Those always bothered me very slightly because they didn't actually transform. (I'm aware that's stupid, but nonetheless it's what it is ). Also, I found combining them to be a bit tedious, you couldn't really play with the combined form without it falling apart, etc.

This, it looks like you can actually play with. Not sure how much building there is to do with it, but at least there's transforming involved (even if it's into a brick).
 

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Old 2016-03-13, 08:44 PM   #386
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Minifigs. Got the Faun and the Laser Mech. The Laser Mech is pretty cool, his sword has a streak of white paint in it. The Faun has appropriately shaped legs and a unique hair piece with horns. The hunt for Left Shark continues.
 

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Old 2016-03-27, 01:56 PM   #387
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was bored yesterday so went back to my old Technic sets. 12 hours later and I'm finished



and next to CW Defensor for a size comparison


 

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Old 2016-03-27, 01:57 PM   #388
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Love those massive Technic sets. My favourite is that black tow truck from c.2006.

Is the arm on that motorised or uses pneumatics?
 
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Old 2016-03-27, 02:15 PM   #389
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it's motorised, but I've got no batteries to test it. I may have another power pack knocking about to test it. I was inspired as Technic are essentially re-releasing this as a Merc truck for 170 and I was very close to buying iy
 

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Old 2016-04-04, 06:59 PM   #390
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http://www.brothers-brick.com/2016/0...revealed-news/


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Old 2016-04-04, 07:13 PM   #391
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This is the new version of that truck I built above, yet it has somehow increased by over 900 pieces and yet costs the same as the 1800 piece one I bought in 2010.
 

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Old 2016-04-05, 01:28 AM   #392
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I thought that Peter Pan minifig was Link until I saw the URL and realized they were all Disney figures. Rumor was that the Ideas Link vs. Ironknuckle set was nixed in part because it would've required a custom mold for Link's head. Maybe they'll revisit that idea using Peter's head piece for Link.
 

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Old 2016-04-09, 04:08 PM   #393
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They're doing a Lego Ghost Rider!!!! I'm so excited!!!! Whoop!
 
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Old 2016-04-10, 05:33 AM   #394
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Captain Hook and Buzz Lightyear, thaaat's about it.
 

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Old 2016-04-19, 07:03 PM   #395
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They're doing a Lego Ghost Rider!!!! I'm so excited!!!! Whoop!
Maybe they go insane and make a Lego Punisher set.

But yeah, I'm pretty excited about this, hopefully this will actually show up on the shelves - there's actually a pretty good chance of that tho, lego has always made a pretty good showing on the toy shelves here even when everything else has been crap.
 
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Old 2016-04-19, 07:16 PM   #396
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Lego has somehow managed to avoid the usual retailer demands for quick product turnover, and that has a lot to do with it. Instead of having six different waves of product a year at each price point, with each item only being available for a few months, they seem to put out one big wave of stuff in the summer and another at Christmas, and keep each set available for one to two years minimum. So even if the local stores are running behind, they'll catch up and you'll see pretty much everything eventually.

I don't know how they and only they manage to get away with it. They're a big global brand with a ton of name recognition, sure, but so are Hasbro and Mattel and they don't get to tell the big retailers to suck it.
 
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Old 2016-04-20, 11:11 AM   #397
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Maybe it's because Hasbro makes My Little Ponies and Transformers and Mattel makes Barbies and Hot Wheels, but Lego only makes...Lego.
 
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Old 2016-04-20, 07:12 PM   #398
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I reckon its because Lego is a solid seller generally and isn't subject to the whims of peaks and troughs in interest. Its also one of those toys that everyone (well anyone born after 1952) had as a child, and I can see that filtering down when folk have their own children.

Unlike a lot of other toys, your old stuff doesn't become redundant just because a new set comes out. Rather you can add to it. There's also the obvious imaginative and creative aspects to it, where the only limit is your imagination.

Its also a quality product, which helps. I don't think I've ever felt let down or cheated by a Lego set. There's always something you can do with it if you don't like it.


As an aside, we had a whip 'round at work for a work colleague who turned 50. I did the present buying, and one of the things I got was the a birthday cake set with a Jester that pops up when you flick a tab at the rear (you can also build numbers from the bricks). I just got it as an amusing diversion, but she actually loved it and thought it was brilliant!
 
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Old 2016-07-21, 06:59 PM   #399
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Is series 16 news? Kinda given up on LEGO due to lack of time right now, personally, but they look nice enough.

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2016/0...ies-16-review/


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Old 2016-07-22, 07:51 AM   #400
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It is to me.

I'm interested in almost all of that shiz. The only one I don't care about is the excited dude carrying camping stuff.
 

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