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Lego are awesome 31926

No Life Club Posts: 3,832
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1140 on: January 14, 2020, 01:06:31 PM »
I attribute a lot of my childhood development to LEGO, that and a slingshot is about all you need  :hatsoff:
No kids so I'm not in the market, but living in a 3rd world country wrong end of an exchange rate I know how much the stuff costs  :facepalm:
Colleagues and friends that managed to breed are a different story, and I applaud them for going to the expense.

Both friends and colleagues have separately mentioned a chinese knock-off that looks identical down to the last detail......except for the LEGO brand.......and 25% the price. 
Anybody aware of this?
Is this like the Ganzos from the Byrd factory?
Just a very good fake?
Compatible?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,175 \o/
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1141 on: January 14, 2020, 01:22:54 PM »
I hate those knock-off brands. Yes, there are a few proper ones with good quality bricks and their own set designs. Other brands make exact copies of official LEGO-sets and MOCs. And some of those brands are of such low quality it's almost funny. Except it's not funny.

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,379 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1142 on: January 14, 2020, 08:45:04 PM »
Cool, it matches your user icon quite nicely.
I see them @ Amazon Germany for €14.99 right now ;)
it was 22euro when I checked before I grabbed it in the shop...now 14.99 of course.

As for knockoff sets, I have been tempted, especially on sets that I will likely build only once to display. Even if you have to buy a few correct pieces it's still a huge savings.

Currently I have no knockoff sets but do have some alternate branded stuff that does not exist in the lego world, I feel those sets are not taking anything away.

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1143 on: January 24, 2020, 09:11:49 AM »


Both friends and colleagues have separately mentioned a chinese knock-off that looks identical down to the last detail......except for the LEGO brand.......and 25% the price. 
Anybody aware of this?
Is this like the Ganzos from the Byrd factory?
Just a very good fake?
Compatible?
To use a multitool analogy...
LEGO is Victorinox. You're paying for the 99.99% QC. The average person has never seen or heard of a genuine LEGO set or SAK that wasn't 100% correct, with missing or malformed parts.

The mega block guys are like a Chinese clone, with some interesting ideas and cheaper prices. They have much poorer quality control, and they aren't in a close-by country (from the local jobs, locally made stuff aspect).

And LEGO has paid for the construction of enough wind turbines that they're 100% green from the electricity aspect.

That's not to say not to buy that chinese clone.  ;)
They're the ones who have HALO, etc Lego-style sets.
They're mostly compatible, if the chinese bricks aren't the wrong fit (QC again).

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,175 \o/
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1144 on: May 07, 2020, 10:37:45 AM »
We just opened another Friends set (41375). It's awesome. But my OCD is killing me...

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Just Bananas Posts: 72,167
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1145 on: May 07, 2020, 02:25:10 PM »
It’s not that bad  :rofl:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,175 \o/
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1146 on: May 07, 2020, 02:30:17 PM »
It is!

It keeps me awake at night.

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Just Bananas Posts: 72,167
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1147 on: May 07, 2020, 02:32:23 PM »
Can’t you paint them  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,175 \o/
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1148 on: May 07, 2020, 02:45:31 PM »
I was referring to the grey bushings and the universal joints, I think the elongated holes should align :facepalm:

This is the photo on the box, we built it the correct way of course :)

I must admit the photo isn't very clear.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2020, 04:17:46 PM by Reinier »

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,379 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1149 on: May 07, 2020, 03:58:10 PM »
the great thing about lego is that it's open to your own interpretation... I usually try and fit all the extra bits in...

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Just Bananas Posts: 72,167
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1150 on: May 07, 2020, 04:02:48 PM »
I thought you were talking about the colours  :facepalm:
But I can see what you are talking about now  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,175 \o/
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1151 on: May 07, 2020, 04:17:57 PM »
I thought you were talking about the colours  :facepalm:
But I can see what you are talking about now  :D

:D

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1152 on: May 08, 2020, 12:51:16 PM »
It is!

It keeps me awake at night.



 :D :D

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1153 on: May 08, 2020, 12:56:29 PM »
I usually try and fit all the extra bits in...


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Just Bananas Posts: 72,167
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1154 on: May 08, 2020, 02:06:28 PM »
I am not supposed to laugh but  :rofl:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1155 on: May 09, 2020, 05:24:17 PM »
Just discovered today that my Milennium Falcon was actually the first one that Lego released.

It was in my old Lego box, partially broken to pieces because of laying sideways all these years.

Naturally, being released in 2000 and me being 9 years old, the box and manual are missing.

So I've rebuild the missing parts using the online PDF from Lego themselves.



Back in it's former glory!! 8)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1156 on: May 09, 2020, 05:29:35 PM »
Inside:



Pimped with some extra minifigs and accessories from some other sets :shrug:

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1157 on: May 09, 2020, 06:08:02 PM »
I like that the first MF actually has a detailed interior, unlike some of the later/bigger ones :tu:

Those hull pieces are fairly rare by the way.

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Just Bananas Posts: 72,167
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1158 on: May 09, 2020, 06:12:33 PM »
Looks good Mechanickal nice work  :like: :tu:

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1159 on: May 09, 2020, 06:55:47 PM »
thats awesome!

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No Life Club Posts: 4,602
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1160 on: May 09, 2020, 06:58:30 PM »
 :iagree: :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1161 on: May 09, 2020, 08:20:24 PM »
Thanks guys :D

Just noticed I didn't check the interior walls that were already in place.

Seems like I once relocated one once upon a time for whatever reason :D

Fixing that later.

I do wonder what the value of it is nowadays?

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1162 on: May 09, 2020, 08:40:25 PM »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1163 on: May 09, 2020, 09:49:31 PM »
€140-€150 it seems...

My goodness. It went up...
Never thought Legos could increase in value. :O

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Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1164 on: May 09, 2020, 10:01:13 PM »
€140-€150 it seems...

My goodness. It went up...
Never thought Legos could increase in value. :O
This seems like a more reliable indicator:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1165 on: May 09, 2020, 10:02:33 PM »
Aha!
114...
Still more than what it retailed for...
Or at least the same.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1166 on: May 13, 2020, 08:57:42 PM »
Y'all are a bunch of enablers :facepalm:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,044 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1167 on: June 30, 2020, 06:29:44 PM »
Y'all are a bunch of enablers :facepalm:

You ain't seen nothin' yet...

 >:D

Try this:

 :pok: :pok:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwy7ic2jKMI

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,948
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1168 on: June 30, 2020, 06:32:25 PM »

Buy now or regret later
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,044 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1169 on: June 30, 2020, 06:40:35 PM »
Check Youtube for Lego and marbles...

 :D :D

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT


 

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