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#1 n64ra

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

Alright, CheapyD asked me to create a new thread since the old one is
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#2 freeorelse

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

I know the feeling. Also, an executive decision had to be made today to pay for repairs to our house humidifier. .

You don't have a sprinkler? ;)

Found 1 Ostrich and 1 SP Undercover cruiser at a Kmart in Montgomery. $3 each.

Damn right. After all, why should I have to shit stain my undies when I could buy them pre stained.:whee:

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#3 The Green Giant

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

You don't have a sprinkler? ;)

Found 1 Ostrich and 1 SP Undercover cruiser at a Kmart in Montgomery. $3 each.



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#4 GoingIncognito

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:44 PM

You don't have a sprinkler? ;)


Somehow I think that would cause additional problems :P
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#5 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:02 PM

Completely struck out at the LEGO Store today. Only set they had on clearance was the Shadow Snapper, and I wasn't really interested, not even at $9. What really sucked was that I got there before the store opened, but I could see in and saw they had a lot of sets in the "sale" area. Unfortunately, it was just a few dozen of the Shadow Snapper.

#6 xycury

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:50 PM

Went out and Targets had nothing.

They had 6 Gate of Atlantis for 29.99 & they had 4 Galactic Enforcers for 79.99... they were on temp. price reduction... wth.

I'd go for a troll fortress for $50.... I'd gladly pay for one if it ever gets to 25 :D

TRU had a sale, b1g1 free on Bionicle but it was just the smaller sets. Had to blow $35 in rewards on the Ninjago Dragon and the Creator Robot.

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#7 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:57 PM

I'd go for a troll fortress for $50.... I'd gladly pay for one if it ever gets to 25 :D


HAHA! I'll second that.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:07 PM

Epic first thread, 8000+ posts.

I miss the old thread already. I figured it was probably just about the longest active thread going on CAG.

#9 180husher

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:26 PM

Yeah, I was surprised a mod didn't suggest creating a new one sooner.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:35 PM

I guess I'll put my name up on the first page in the new thread. :):D:lol:

I was at Target earlier and found the fireboat for $25 & the big world racers set with the semi for $45. I would have bought that set but World Racers seriously has a butt load of stickers!!!! I seriously wish Lego would consider printed pieces over the stickers on sets like this. Sad to see Lego worry more about money than quality, it's not like there pieces of plastic are cheap either.

#11 The Green Giant

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:42 PM

It's more than money for LEGO. LEGO number one thing is money, not to please everyone. Stickers are cheaper, it's more than that, you can reuse the pieces when they aren't printed. That's huge for LEGO. Because they only make certain pieces at certain times and with stickers you can make more pieces at once.

If anyone sees a Castle or the Space Police sets for $25 instead of $100. BUY THEM!

#12 xycury

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:43 PM

I guess I'll put my name up on the first page in the new thread. :):D:lol:

I was at Target earlier and found the fireboat for $25 & the big world racers set with the semi for $45. I would have bought that set but World Racers seriously has a butt load of stickers!!!! I seriously wish Lego would consider printed pieces over the stickers on sets like this. Sad to see Lego worry more about money than quality, it's not like there pieces of plastic are cheap either.


oh no, the sticker vs printed debate.

I hate stickers too, but I don't like everything printed, it makes them too unique and I don't think that's something Lego needs.

On a few choice parts maybe, but not everything.

#13 IOIHUMMERIOI

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:33 AM

On a set like Slave I though, they should have been printed. One wrong placement on there makes it look like crap. And it's not like some of those pieces would be used elsewhere due to the color scheme. If I was better at putting them on, I guess I wouldn't complain much. 

#14 BattleChicken

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:04 AM

This weekend I had some friends of mine over, and we went on several Lego pilgrimages.

We went to the Mall of America Lego Land store - I'm fairly certain it was the busiest store I've ever seen in my life. All clearance sets, apparently, were devoured by shoppers the day after they went on clearance (so sayeth the employees).

I did go nuts with the "fill a cup" legos. Lego Land has these bins filled with pieces - one bin for red 2x2x3 bricks, one with large axles, one with large wheels, etc... there are about 50 different bins - where for $15 you can fill up a 28 or so ounce cup full of as many pieces as you can fit - all things considered, it's a good deal.

We asked the employee if it was considered cheating to put the pieces together before putting them into a cup. "Nope", they said. We spent an hour or more putting together 2 cups each. I have more lights, wheels, flag poles, arches, and angle pieces than I'll ever know what to do with - it was quite a lot of fun.

We also hit a bunch of targets for clearance sets. The $100 castle and space police sets were still at $70, so no purchases there. I found a stash of the christmas promotional bagged sets, though and picked up a number of the helicopter sets for $4 each.

So! My son should really like all this in 3 years when it's safe for him to use them... (he's under a year old now).

#15 The Green Giant

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:08 AM

On a set like Slave I though, they should have been printed. One wrong placement on there makes it look like crap. And it's not like some of those pieces would be used elsewhere due to the color scheme. If I was better at putting them on, I guess I wouldn't complain much. 



You aren't thinking full picture. Sets with printed parts can't be reused, the extra pieces without printing are remelted down and used to make other pieces. You can't remelt printed pieces.

#16 encendido5

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:25 AM

Wow, new thread...

I stopped at the natick Lego store and they were pretty cleaned out of the sale stuff. I also went to two targets and the sp sets were $69.99 at both.

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#17 elsnerma

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:42 AM

It's almost not worth checking for clearance deals in any of the stores near me. Most clearance stuff gets snatched up immediately at Target, and my Walmart puts the regular price on a red sticker for its clearance. Did manage to pick up a 2nd Space Limo at $16 there though. Swap out the Series 3 Rapper head for the alien head, and you have a very pimpin' Lego fig.

As for the printed/versus sticker debate, I can see both sides. It's nice to have the choice to put stickers on I feel...for instance, the baseplate that comes with the Scorpion Pyramid (or Temple of Crystal Skull as well) could be used for a ton of things, such as military bases, etc that if it had the Egyptian glyphs printed on it, it would ruin its use for MOCs. On the other hand, things like the Lamborghini Polizia set, which requires placing stickers over multiple pices, I would rather have printing or at least have the stickers cut to fit each piece, that way it could be disassembled without ripping stickers off.
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#18 The Green Giant

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:06 AM

On the other hand, things like the Lamborghini Polizia set, which requires placing stickers over multiple pices, I would rather have printing or at least have the stickers cut to fit each piece, that way it could be disassembled without ripping stickers off.


LEGO has already thought about that and that's why they make the 2x4 tile piece. :twisted:

Anyone know why the Build a Zurg isn't cheaper at S@H? It's been $20 from the beginning and that was ridiculous a month ago. :

#19 freeorelse

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:39 AM

Zurg is $12 at every Wallyworld around here. Oh and thanks for the Hate :) /\

Damn right. After all, why should I have to shit stain my undies when I could buy them pre stained.:whee:

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#20 The Green Giant

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:56 AM

Zurg is $12 at every Wallyworld around here. Oh and thanks for the Hate :) /\


I'm from a snow covered Massachusetts, I'm full of hate. :lol:

This is too funny not to share! This is from Eurobricks when asked why purple and lime green isn't used too much.

Briefly:
As light goes in theatre, purple is associated with mental instability and green with physical illness.
In general terms Purple is associated with wealth or luxury. Excesses. Power. Also madness and effeminacy.
Orange is a colour of submission. It can also be a colour of passion. Or danger.
Lime is a warning colour. Acidic. Danger.

All three are associated with negative connotations in some way. They're colours that usually get watered down to pastels or darkened so they aren't garish. People have an inate distrust of these colours owing to either psychological conditioning through life experience and absorbed social prejudice or primal instinct. Many poisonous flora and fauna have lime/orange/purple colours.

Used sparingly, all three colours can be very effective and striking in contrast to more muted or contrasting colours. Though in large blocks they seem strange and alien. Overwhelming.

They're difficult colours to use and place.


Now they think they are color experts! :lol:

From Google....

Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy



#21 IOIHUMMERIOI

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:57 AM

If anyone finds a Fight for the Dagger for cheap (especially $3.00!) please let me know. I'll take one. It's the only one I need for the full PoP set. Thanks!

As for the paint debate, good point on melting them down. Never thought of that.

#22 etcrane

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:58 AM

I keep hoping that Target decides to clearance the older Kingdoms sets that are getting harder to find at their stores, but it looks like they weren't clearanced this round and probably won't last until the summer clearance.

#23 skiizim

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:20 AM

I keep hoping that Target decides to clearance the older Kingdoms sets that are getting harder to find at their stores, but it looks like they weren't clearanced this round and probably won't last until the summer clearance.


I only saw the Kings Castle on clearance at one Target out of the many I visited. I'm sure they might go on clearance later on this year, it doesn't seem Lego really cares about this theme after this next wave.

#24 GoingIncognito

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:35 AM

Anyone know why the Build a Zurg isn't cheaper at S@H? It's been $20 from the beginning and that was ridiculous a month ago. :



Yeah, $20 is a silly price when they can be had at Walmarts for $12 easily. There are 4 or 5 at $12 at the Walmart near me as of yesterday.
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#25 The Green Giant

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:38 AM

^ Hmmmm.... The last time I checked (the beginning of the month) both sets were $18 and out of stock.

#26 IOIHUMMERIOI

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:20 AM

^ Hmmmm.... The last time I checked (the beginning of the month) both sets were $18 and out of stock.


There's a ton of those and Buzz's at all the Wal*Marts in my area. I guess nobody knows they are just $12.

#27 cassidyarch

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:48 AM

My Target, which was OVERFLOWING with clearance sets a few days back, Galactic Enforcer, Squid Gateway and Claw Catcher at 50% off, was cleaned out. And there had to be at least 25+ of each set. I picked up GE at $50 earlier, and thought for sure I could pick up some others later. The entire post-xmas toy clearance section (two full aisles, both sides) was gone. One TINY end-capper was all that was left, some lousy Dora junk was all that remained.

Just proves, if you see cheap LEGO, you gotta buy it, it won't be there tomorrow.

New thread! I'll miss the OP's "Does anyone know where to buy cheap Lego? Like a CAG for Legos?" post. That old thread got me SOOOO many LEGO deals.

#28 dyne22

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:54 AM

I don't know if this is old news, but I saw series 3 minifigs for 2.99 at TRU. Maybe it's universal since the website lists it as 2.99 as well. It could be worthwhile for those that are still looking but did not want to spend the 3.99 TRU markup.

#29 salty tbone

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:21 AM

Now they think they are color experts!


I don't who you were quoting, but Lego certainly wasn't following a "don't use lime green or orange too much" philosophy with the Power Miners line.
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#30 etcrane

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:32 AM

I don't who you were quoting, but Lego certainly wasn't following a "don't use lime green or orange too much" philosophy with the Power Miners line.


I believe BigDaddy's quote was in relation to his ongoing vendetta against the members of Eurobricks, who cast him out and exiled him from the forums, leaving him to wander in the dark wilds of non-European LEGO discussion .. sort of like the Lion King except it's hard to equate Big with royalty ;)