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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #30 on: October 23, 2015, 02:40:04 PM
Three words; release the Kraken  >:D

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Two words; Fire torpedos

One word; Ha (you can't touch me) :neener:

And before you say that's more than one word: a) I was trying to explain, help you understand and b) I may have cheated a little.

My youngest got some star wars lego for her birthday, i got so excited when i noticed it had 4 stormtroopers  :facepalm: am i sad  :D
I was they made some War Hammer 40k Lego sets. Some Chaos Space Marines would be cool.

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #31 on: October 23, 2015, 02:42:01 PM
<------- Not sure your denial of reality can actually be useful to you, magentus :think:

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #32 on: October 23, 2015, 02:48:21 PM
Fine, pretend all that you like. You know I'm getting in there anyway:



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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #33 on: October 23, 2015, 02:49:22 PM
Ever wondered how Mercury's gonna react when he sees what we've done to his thread?
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #34 on: October 23, 2015, 03:06:00 PM
Better put it right again.

I love Lego - Used to spend hours building robots. The minifigures came on the scene as I got to the age where I was 'too old' to play with it, but as soon as my daughter was old enough I had an excuse again. Endless eternal fun.  Great thread mercury :tu:

I think we may get away with it.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #35 on: October 23, 2015, 03:09:28 PM
I can't hear you, magentus.

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #36 on: October 23, 2015, 03:13:57 PM
I can't hear you, magentus.

:rofl: :neener:

How 'bout that lego firiki eh? Even Overlords must enjoy lego?
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #37 on: October 23, 2015, 03:17:06 PM
Making others suffer is my only joy...
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #38 on: October 23, 2015, 03:22:41 PM
Big Lego fans in my family - All three of us - My wife, my boy (6) me. Iam not even siure who is the biggest fan!!

Strange thing was I was not a Lego kid (my younger brother was) - I did Mechano and wooden blocks  - Not sure why that was.

I only got into Lego when I started working on a project for Lego in Billund in Denamark about 8 years ago  - What a nice project that was - And how lucky was I !!  :D
We were allowed to go to the staff shop where everything was 50% - 60% list price.
I bought my brother the biggest kit (in # pieces) that Lego ever made at the time
The Ultimate Colllectors Edition Millenium Falcon - 10179
Even with the staff discount - I thought it was crazy money at the time - But I wish I had bought two - Now they are going for about $5k on ebay!!

Could not resist posting again this Lego mod that my boy did a year or so 
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #39 on: October 23, 2015, 03:28:51 PM
Making others suffer is my only joy...

You must be having a great day then.

The technical sets are good, but my fear is that the pieces are becoming too speSmurfpillsed.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #40 on: October 23, 2015, 04:58:59 PM
I have a friend who buys only the technics kits, I can only  :drool: as they are well out of my price range... but I would enjoy building them!
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #41 on: October 23, 2015, 05:18:44 PM
Children now play minecraft - see the similarity/evolution ?
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #42 on: October 23, 2015, 05:21:16 PM

Children now play minecraft - see the similarity/evolution ?
I was a Logo freak as a kid! My son loves Lego, and prefers the Technic stuff. He also loves Minecraft.


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #43 on: October 23, 2015, 05:24:45 PM
Children now play minecraft - see the similarity/evolution ?

mine have the lego minecraft figures,very overpriced if you ask me,but then lego is these days  :-\


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #44 on: October 23, 2015, 06:01:33 PM

Children now play minecraft - see the similarity/evolution ?
I was a Logo freak as a kid! My son loves Lego, and prefers the Technic stuff. He also loves Minecraft.


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #45 on: October 23, 2015, 06:07:42 PM
I credit Lego for a good part of my metal development.

This is MANY MANY years ago so some blocks had to be re-shaped with a soldering iron to build my version of the Tale of the Golden Monkey plane (Grumman sea plane)........hours and hours of entertainment.  8)


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #46 on: October 23, 2015, 09:15:06 PM
 :o

This thread took off!  Sweet!

Now I have some solid evidence to show the wife as I someday click "order" on that 75105 Millenium Falcon...

After all this lego talk, I totally want some star wars lego sets just for me, and my boy has no idea what kind of lego gifts he will be getting from now on.  I have to make up for the fact that I didn't have my original set to give him because I gave them to my cousin when I started college.  I had a huge castle set from the late 80's/early 90's and I am trying to find it again online. 

I feel much better now, I wasn't sure if I had yet another weird addiction or if this one is normal!  I'm dying to get the rest of the Jurassic World sets for him, just so he has them all.  He's such a good little boy too, it's been a week since I build the large set for him, and it's intact!  He only lost 1 minifig in papa's car(I am going to order it separtely), the rest of the set still looks new.  His little sister breaks it and he puts it back together.  I think the next 7-10 years will be a ton of fun for all of us!


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #47 on: October 24, 2015, 12:55:31 AM
Lego art is a thing. Many people have made impressive pieces of work with it, like the guy that recently presented a model of the Vatican.

There's also this French guy who made some cute scenes using Lego, I can't make out the name, it's on the pics.







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Re: Lego Is Awesome
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #49 on: October 24, 2015, 04:48:11 AM
Lego art is a thing. Many people have made impressive pieces of work with it, like the guy that recently presented a model of the Vatican.

There's also this French guy who made some cute scenes using Lego, I can't make out the name, it's on the pics.

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #50 on: October 24, 2015, 06:22:45 AM
I have a small number of things I keep around my 'workstation', aka coffee table, to fiddle with while thinking. One of them is a little Lego car with driver (which seems to have wandered off), and a number of minifigs.

I got Darth Maul when Ep 1 came out, and got the Dino Tracker when we had the Spam competition to reach a million posts.

Legos are always awesome. And seeing female figs in action toy series (as opposed to 'girl' Lego) makes me very happy.

Also, I should note, the above posted pic of the AT-ATs is awesome.  :tu: :rofl:



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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #51 on: October 24, 2015, 08:03:27 AM
I'm lego crazy. Still have a ton of 80s/90s sets assembled in boxes in my parents basement. Started to try to catalog it after I discovered the awesome Lego Wikia! Please excuse the trip down memory lane....


Space
Space Monorail Transport System (pieces)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6990_Monorail_Transport_System

Blacktron Message Intercept Base (pieces) 
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6987_Message-Intercept_Base

Blacktron Battrax (pieces)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6941_Battrax

Blacktron Renegade (pieces)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6954_Renegade

M-Tron Maga Core Magnetizer (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6989_Mega_Core_Magnetizer

M-Tron Particle Ionizer (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6923_Particle_Ionizer

Space Police II Solar Snooper (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6957_Solar_Snooper

Futron Interplanetary Rover (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6925_Interplanetary_Rover

Classic Space Cosmic Fleet Voyager (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6985_Cosmic_Fleet_Voyager

Star Wars Slave 1 (assembled) http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7144_Slave_I


Town
Victory Lap Raceway (assembled, needs some fixes: control room chair, pit crews, EMT guy, van, board)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6395_Victory_Lap_Raceway

Big Rig Truckstop (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6393_Big_Rig_Truck_Stop

Shell Service Station (assembled, tow truck? signs and accessories scattered))
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6378_Service_Station

Police Command Base (hacked, parts)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6386_Police_Command_Base

Airport (hacked, parts)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6392_Airport

Emergency Treatment Center (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6380_Emergency_Treatment_Center

Fire House (hacked, parts)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6385_Fire_House-I

Space Shuttle (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/1682_Space_Shuttle

Vehicles
Emergency Repair Truck (assembled), 6521
Jetport Fire Squad (assembled), http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6440_Jetport_Fire_Squad 
Stunt Copter n Truck (assembled, partial) http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6357_Stunt_%27Copter_N%27_Truck
Rescue Helicopter (assembled), http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6482_Rescue_Helicopter
Town Value Pack (1496 Rally Car + 1497 Pitstop and Crew) (assembled) http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/1509_Town_Value_Pack
Stock Car (assembled) http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6634_Stock_Car
Rescue-1 Helicopter (assembled) http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6697_Rescue-I_Helicopter


Hacks
A-10
Con-Ed truck


Boats
Police Rescue Boat (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/4010_Police_Rescue_Boat

Cargo Carrier (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/4030_Cargo_Carrier


Trains
Steam Cargo Train 
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7722_Steam_Cargo_Train_Set

Container Crane Depot
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/7823_Container_Crane_Depot


Other
Castle Black Monarch’s Castle (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6085_Black_Monarch's_Castle

Castle Black Knights Castle (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6086_Black_Knight's_Castle

Pirate Forbidden Island (part assambled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6270_Forbidden_Island

Eldorado Fortress (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6276_Eldorado_Fortress

Model Team Formula 1 Car (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/5540_Formula_1_Racer


Technics
Backhoe Grader (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/8862_Backhoe_Grader

Power Crane (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/8854_Power_Crane

Arctic Rescue Unit (parts, damaged)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/8660_Arctic_Rescue_Unit

Test Car (assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/8865_Test_Car

Whirlwind Helicopter (part assembled)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/8856_Whirlwind_Rescue

Prop Plane (parts)
http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/5540_Formula_1_Racer


My son is 2.5 and has plenty of Duplo to cut his teeth on. Starting to give him some of the random sets I accumulated since college at office secret Santa and such. Not sure how I will handle giving all those sets to him in a few years. I might be a little protective, but I guess it is an excuse for me to play with them again!!


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #52 on: October 24, 2015, 08:19:26 AM
My son has just gotten into Lego. I used to play with it a lot when I was a kid, and have been waiting for this moment, drooling in the toy stores.
Yesterday I stopped by a store to see what was on the market, and I discovered that the Lego shelves where half empty. I talked to the manager, and she told ne there was a Lego "krisis" going on.
Lego has suddenly become very popular again and it has taken off in asia. Lego just cant produce enough to keep the shelves full.
She was worried that she might not get the Lego she had ordered 6montgs ago before christmas. Lego had told her that she would not get any more Star Wars lego until early 2016, when the new Asian Lego plant was ready. As she said it: "maybe then europe will get some too"



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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #53 on: October 24, 2015, 09:25:47 AM
I had a huge castle set from the late 80's/early 90's and I am trying to find it again online. 

go to the site "BrickLink" .com to find anything! (from parts to kits) I've gotten lots from them, I have Speed Racer's Mach 5 and home-made Batmobile under the monitor :P


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #54 on: October 24, 2015, 10:32:01 AM
I had a huge castle set from the late 80's/early 90's and I am trying to find it again online. 

go to the site "BrickLink" .com to find anything! (from parts to kits) I've gotten lots from them, I have Speed Racer's Mach 5 and home-made Batmobile under the monitor :P

I will check that out, thanks!  It would be cool to have that set again.  One thing is for certain though, lego got much more expensive than it was when I was a kid.  Not to worry though, my boy will still be getting his fair share of sets.  I am really looking forward to getting some star wars lego sets soon.  I've been browsing the Lego site, and there are ton of other sets I want to get my hands on as well. 


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #55 on: October 24, 2015, 11:48:54 AM
I had, and still have: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/375_Castle it's currently not built... but my avatar is from it...
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Reply #56 on: October 24, 2015, 05:21:18 PM
if you buy the sets "used" you save a lot as opposed to "unopened" even sets with missing parts/pieces are no problem just find out which parts are missing (often they tell you before buying) and buy them separate ;)

one word of caution, some parts smell like smoke (cigarette)  :facepalm: I wash em when I get them first!


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #57 on: October 24, 2015, 11:43:50 PM
I admit my love for the little ABS bricks.

Last night, I tolerated a sea of screaming, whining, greedy little beggers for one of the seasonal sets for this year. Amazon's price is nuts for 40090, but Toys R Us has it for $4.

http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Halloween-Bat-Pumpkin-40090/dp/B00NCDH76W
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #58 on: October 25, 2015, 12:02:58 AM
I admit my love for the little ABS bricks.

Last night, I tolerated a sea of screaming, whining, greedy little beggers for one of the seasonal sets for this year. Amazon's price is nuts for 40090, but Toys R Us has it for $4.

http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Halloween-Bat-Pumpkin-40090/dp/B00NCDH76W

Wow, what a price difference!  :think:
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