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LEGO ERA |OT| Rebuilding One Brick at a Time.

Oct 25, 2017
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i'm not having my usual "that is so cute my soul hurts" response to this modular.

anyone ever seen a real-life garage in a mixed-use building? i was looking around near work and I"m realizing all the downtown garages and gas stations here are either single-story or have a tall multi-story garage next to two floors of offices. i've lived upstairs next to a gas station before, but can't recall any apartments directly over one.
I’ll be the lone person in the thread to confirm that it is possible to live above a garage. I did so for a while in college and I would not recommend it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
79
  • Problem is, I have 4 and 2yo boys who really struggle with the temptation. I actually found myself saying “it’s not a toy!” the other day lmao. What have I become??
The box says it very clear, 12+. They have no right to mess up your builds. They are the monsters.

(kidding of course, I have two kids of same age than yours, I know the feeling very well).
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,075
The box says it very clear, 12+. They have no right to mess up your builds. They are the monsters.

(kidding of course, I have two kids of same age than yours, I know the feeling very well).
No joke, this morning our 2yo started playing with our 4yo’s Lego Juniors Batwing, and our 4yo said to him “no! It’s not a toy!”.

Childhood ruined.
 
Dec 31, 2017
300
It doesn't help that the upper floors feel a bit bland. I'd much rather have a bit more detail in the garage and have this be a smaller than average modular. Instead there is a bunch of filler and it's priced $30 higher than the diner.
I would have had a bowling alley upstairs or

A strip club named “Minidolls
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,481
Did so many of LegoEra leave? A lot of the leaks never made it to here it feels like? Is ghostmind gone?
With Lego clamping down on leaks, there just aren't that much leaks anymore. People like Ghostmind don't want to take much risks either, and prefer not to share the fewer leaks they have access to on public fora like these. Due to the collapse of the old place, many regular posters of this community have banded together on a discord channel, which had as an effect they don't post as much here anymore...
 
Oct 26, 2017
257
I got asked to participate in a Lego related Market Research. I would love to attend the research but sadly one requirement is to send one or two photos of my Super Heroes Sets or their packaging. Sadly i'm more into Technic and the Speed Champions Series etc. Could someone help me out? I don't want to use generic packaging pics or take a photo from ebay.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,832
I got asked to participate in a Lego related Market Research. I would love to attend the research but sadly one requirement is to send one or two photos of my Super Heroes Sets or their packaging. Sadly i'm more into Technic and the Speed Champions Series etc. Could someone help me out? I don't want to use generic packaging pics or take a photo from ebay.
any superhero sets at all? yeah i can perch some random batman minifigs on top of an unopened black friday purchase and send that to you. it'll be 10 or 12 hours tho.

wait what if the market research Qs are only about superhero sets?
 
Oct 26, 2017
257
any superhero sets at all? yeah i can perch some random batman minifigs on top of an unopened black friday purchase and send that to you. it'll be 10 or 12 hours tho.

wait what if the market research Qs are only about superhero sets?
Thanks a lot! I send you a message!
 

jts

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,309
Using a B2G1 sale to buy the Lego Winter Train and Station, I'm forced to get a 3rd item and the selection isn't vast. They don't even have any other Winter stuff.

I nailed it down to the Saturn V vs Creator Expert VW Beetle. Saturn V will run me down 35€ more though.

Any help in this conundrum?

edit: a third, cheaper option, would be Ship in a Bottle.
 

Chaosblade

Resettlement Advisor
Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,583
I have the Saturn V on display in my living room. My mom said it doesn't even look like Lego when she visited.

Looks great, and it's a really fun and interesting build.
 

jts

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,309
The Beetle is one of the most amazing builds ever, but the Saturn is close. Both are Psiaki builds and completely insane.
Yeah I watched a bit of Jangbricks’ video on the Beetle and he also made the same impression, but it’s the kind of set I have hopes of finding at insta-buy price at some point, since it’s not hard to find at already a pretty reasonable price on the regular.
 
Nov 14, 2017
24
I finished the Saturn V yesterday. It's amazing in its size and stability, but requires a good deal of skill in some sections. It never got frustrating, but it wasn't the mind clearing meditation-like build that LEGO sets usually are for me. And the sense of accomplishment is grand when finished.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,632
Love the look of Ship in a Bottle, great display set, but the built isn't anything special.

Saturn V is probablymy favorite LEGO set ever. Looks amazing when done, and the build is really interesting.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,055
I bought the parisian restaurant this WE, and every modular set was listed as "last chance to buy". The lego store employee told me that they won't be producing any more of those, up to and including the diner ?!
That seems quick and stupid seeing how some of those sets are less than 2 years old. Do you guys know about this ?
Was hoping to get the bank and assembly square next year...
 
Jan 3, 2018
166
I don't think this is accurate. They cease production one by one normally. Would be devastating if true. Then I should buy some of those quickly :(


Tomorrow another train set arrives here. This time it is the current cargo train - 60198. This will be added to my small town starring the 60052 and 60051. For my birthday I got the winter train station and so the train station area needs to be rebuild. HA! Lego City needs more trains!
 
Oct 25, 2017
240
It looks like the Brick Bank may have been back up for a moment on Lego's online store. It's listed as Backorder on the Creator Expert page but the Backorder button does not add it to your cart. The page for the set itself has it as Sold Out.

I'm still kicking myself for not picking one up when it went on sale.
 
Oct 25, 2017
327
Man, I had no idea Brick Bank was retiring and didn't pick one up. I figured parisian restaurant would've been first since it's the oldest still available. Lesson learned
 
Oct 27, 2017
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based on the junk mail, as a freebie with a sufficiently large purchase from shop.lego.com.

it was previously one of the bricktober sets that would have been sold through TRU in america if TRU hadn't gotten Bain'd.
I'll check that out. It's not showing as a bonus for the US shop. Maybe it's a surprise bonus. Checking now.

edit:
Nope. I stuck $300 bucks worth in my bag, and it shows the advertised bonus for the reindeer. :( Oh well.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,832
I'll check that out. It's not showing as a bonus for the US shop. Maybe it's a surprise bonus. Checking now.

edit:
Nope. I stuck $300 bucks worth in my bag, and it shows the advertised bonus for the reindeer. :( Oh well.
must've ended. sorry :( looks like i deleted the email so i can't doublecheck the dates.
 
Nov 27, 2017
5,375
Boston MA
That apocalypse lego set for the new movie is god damn amazing lol
There’s a listing on eBay but it’s sold but you can see it. Just search lego movie 2 and change it to highest and you’ll see it. I want it now
 
Nov 23, 2017
240
So here's a thing that cropped up in conversation with my sister:

My niece is getting heavily into Lego now, and my sister was wondering about her moving up to some more advanced sets with more interesting designs; she's seen shots of my Disney Castle, for instance, and would love something of that level of intricacy... but not that *cost*.

Does anyone have any recommendations for any particularly interesting sets that are on the cheaper side? Clever SNOT, good use of decorative elements, that sort of thing? My default go-to at that level are the various Creator Expert vehicles, but I don't think those would be visually to her taste.
There is a whole line of Disney princess sets that go from $20 to $70. There’s an Elsa palace, Sleeping Beauty castle, Cinderella coach, and Ariel’s boat.

I also recently bought the ship in a bottle and eyeing the story pop-up book. Those are under a $100. The Ninjago city and city docks are also really detailed sets, but probably more than what you want to spend. The Harry Potter set is also nicely done with different price points. The big Hogwarts castle is immensely detailed, but it’s also a $400 set.