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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Denyer » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:34 pm

Word of warning if anyone's after LDD -- the 4.3.12 installer on the official site seems to have a very outdated brick definition file (missing various joints and more besides) and is a much smaller download than 4.3.11 -- fortunately the previous version is still available;

https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index. ... iscussion/
https://lc-www-live-s.legocdn.com/downl ... 4_3_11.exe

Fairly easy to get to grips with.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:46 pm

Got the blind-packed Disney minifigs of Jack Skellington, Elsa, Frozone, Chip, Louie, and Jafar.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:58 pm

I've been picking up a few from Series 19. Generally a lively and fun set of figures and the bulking up of the accessories adds value (but one wonders if this to sugar the pill of the mooted price hike for these next year). Was amused my local Lego shop has got fed up of having to have two or three members of staff feeling through packets to help customers find the figures they want and have just labelled them all up.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:21 am

My local store doesn't do this. They just put them out on a table, and every time a new wave of blind-packed figures comes in, the store is swarmed by people feeling up packages. Super great if you're prone to migraines and wander in on the wrong day.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Denyer » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:26 pm

Thought this was rather cool for the number of pieces;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvBJ2KYEVVA

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:04 pm

That is pretty cool. I wish I had the inclination toward doing things like that, but I primarily do it to de-stress.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:32 pm

I think seeing the amount of clever things folk do online with Lego can be a bit intimidating when thinking about building stuff yourself these days. I tend to like customising sets I've bought and adding to them. I'm still really pleased with the 2013 Castle stuff I bought a few years back and modified to represent some of the '80s setsI used to have (or wish I had). I'm particularly pleased with the pub I put together from a Hobbit set and the Lego Movie Castle set.

Recently I picked up one of those vehicle CiTY 3-set packs Lego puts out. Bit of a bargain, as the Fire Chief truck (the largest in the pack) is actually pretty cool, but on its own commands near enough the same price as this 3 pack (it comes with the small yellow digger and that blue off -road thing). No way does it feel worth its retail price in terms of volume of stuff, but it is fun to play with. Love things with lots of tools and places to put things.

I picked up the Overwatch Wrecking Ball set as well, as I thought it was funny. And it is, and it looks great on display. Such a clever and fun set. And not overpriced either.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:39 pm

It's not that it's intimidating, and I certainly wouldn't expect to be putting together transforming Dinobots out of the gate, or anything. It's just that my interest in LEGO is aesthetic and therapeutic; I enter a kind of zen state when I'm following the instructions that allows me to calm down, and then I have a cool vehicle or something.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by elverimp » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:51 am

Anyone here have the Friends memorabilia LEGO? I am planning to order one on Amazon.

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:07 pm

Dead Man Wade wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:39 pm
It's not that it's intimidating, and I certainly wouldn't expect to be putting together transforming Dinobots out of the gate, or anything. It's just that my interest in LEGO is aesthetic and therapeutic; I enter a kind of zen state when I'm following the instructions that allows me to calm down, and then I have a cool vehicle or something.
probably just me then :P i get what you mean - i like the feeling of .. switching off and just putting something together :)


I saw the Friends set - looks pretty good, but I'm not a massive Friends fan so it's an easy pass. I got the Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog. It's brilliant. That and the Wrecking Ball set are brilliant. Got a neat Hidden Side juice bar thrown in. The colours are hideous, but I love it!!!

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Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Post by Dead Man Wade » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Skyquake87 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:07 pm
probably just me then :P i get what you mean - i like the feeling of .. switching off and just putting something together :)
Exactly. When I'm following the instructions, I'm able to shut off my anger and anxiety and just go through the motions of putting it together.

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