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#1201 The Green Giant

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

There is a LEGO display at the National Toy/Play Musuem.

http://www.museumofp...ravel-adventure

I went in 2010, cost $12. Great for kids.

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#1202 Max Power

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

So I found a website dedicated to minifig trading and I bought a box of S9 when they were released. I am only missing 2 of S9 now and less than 5 of S8 and S7 thanks to a bunch of trades.



What website was that. I tried to sign up for one of the swap minifigs sites and never got an email confirming my membership.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Regarding Diagon Alley, I grabbed it before the price shot any higher. Also I did quite a bit of searching, and the best price I could find was the $200 with an increasing upward trend.

I'll check my Walmart on the way home again, but none of the LotR stuff was clearanced the other day. I really want the Weathertop set.

May hit a further away Walmart this week just to check. Their website has both the X-Wing and Millennium Falcon listed as In Stock, so maybe they'll clearance them.

My Walmart has most of the new sets, including the Creator red helicopter and eagle. I actually quite like the eagle.

Took me approximately 18 hours to build the Super Star Destroyer, but the thing is epic. Only minor complaints, mainly stickers and the fact that the bridge doesn't stay on very well because it's only connected by one stud. Oh, and the stickers are put on differently in the instructions than how they appear on the box. Even so, it's a fantastic set.

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#1204 Katsumi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

Has anyone ever had issues with the tamper seals on LEGO boxes? I've been having issues with Grand Emporium and Market Village. You can tell the original seals were cut and then new seals placed over them (with different batch numbers). I've returned them twice now and keep getting the same issue. Maybe Lego themselves opened them to insert missing pieces or something? Still, I'm buying "New" sets, and cut seals make me suspicious :(

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#1205 The Green Giant

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Have you opened the boxes yourself? If it has all the bags and everything what difference does it matter?

But taped boxes are stupid. Should be glued. I don't care if the glue screws up the few freaks that keep the boxes.

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#1206 Katsumi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Have you opened the boxes yourself? If it has all the bags and everything what difference does it matter?

But taped boxes are stupid. Should be glued. I don't care if the glue screws up the few freaks that keep the boxes.


One is for keeping sealed a few years, the other is a gift. I'd hate to open them, but I may have to. I sent an e-mail to lego with the batch numbers and we'll see :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

In my limited experience there are sometimes two stickers on top of each other. One is round, and the other looks like a piece of tape. But these were bought in a non Lego store.

If you got them from Lego directly I wouldn't worry about it, no one has done anything to them.

That said I really wish Lego would go back to the days when they glued the boxes shut.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Glued boxes were nice, I agree.. although a bit harder to open.

Lego checked my batch numbers and apparently I was right with my assumption - the sets had pieces missing, so they were opened at Lego and had a bag of pieces inserted. Just really weird as I've never ran across it before :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

I wonder how their quality control caught that...

#1210 The Green Giant

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I wonder how their quality control caught that...


They weigh them. It might have made it through, and when they weighed them they noticed a batch was off all by the same amount and they forgot to add a baseplate or something.

Either way, you have to love LEGO. If Lego screws up they at least always fix them.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

Series 9 is now hitting TRU stores. Only 2 complete sets per box in the 2 that I was able to get through today.

The jungle dragster poly is free next week with $20 Lego purchase.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

What website was that. I tried to sign up for one of the swap minifigs sites and never got an email confirming my membership.


http://www.miniaturetrading.com/

In my 2 weeks with the site everything has been received from users in a timely manner and I have completed quite a few trades.

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#1213 El Rey

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:47 AM

Someone on my local craigslist had one of those Chima polys for $5, wondered where it came from, haven't seen them around yet.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

Someone on my local craigslist had one of those Chima polys for $5, wondered where it came from, haven't seen them around yet.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

http://www.miniaturetrading.com/

In my 2 weeks with the site everything has been received from users in a timely manner and I have completed quite a few trades.


Do you trade 1 for 1 or a bunch at a time? If it is 1 for 1 how much does it cost to send them? The potential cost of shipping has turned me away from wanting to trade.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

Do you trade 1 for 1 or a bunch at a time? If it is 1 for 1 how much does it cost to send them? The potential cost of shipping has turned me away from wanting to trade.


Nah, if you're only trading a few minifigs at a time, you can use a small envelope and get it shipped for around a buck (assuming you don't feel the need to use delivery confirmation). I did a 2 for 2 trade with a fellow CAG a few years ago, shipping was cheap.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Right after work last night I went over to Walmart that was closest to my house and finally they have the Clearance area stocked new items and with awesome LEGO stuff to boot. Bought the following lego sets:

LEGO 3859 HEROICA Caverns Of Nathuz for $10 (Big board game family here, hope these LEGO games pans out)

LEGO 4206: CITY Recycling Truck for $14.50

and probably the best find in months (to me anyway):

LEGO 5886: T-Rex Hunter for $30.00 (It was marked for $35 but the box was so busted up the manager gave me a $5 discount. Meh, a discount is a discount.)

I also bought the KRE-O Missouri for my other nephew for $35 which was dropped down to $30 with this $5 off instant coupon that was on the box.

Pretty stoke about the T-Rex Hunter set, cant wait to for the weekend to come around. ^_^

During lunch a fellow coworker took me to Barnes & Noble bookstore, and was I was browsing around, noticed there was a Lego area, with lots of Star Wars Lego sets and very few Pirates of Caribbean, but all a premium full price.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:43 AM

There is a LEGO display at the National Toy/Play Musuem.

http://www.museumofp...ravel-adventure

I went in 2010, cost $12. Great for kids.


Adding on top of that, anyone local to my hometown St. Louis, The Magic House has an Art of the Brick exhibit going on until I believe the 26th of this month.

https://www.magichou...new-special.php

HOWEVER, they apparently are incorporating a new policy they are testing out. If you do not have a child, they do not let you in the museum for security reasons, even though they're big tagline is "Fun for everyone from 1 to 101!" Their Facebook has exploded with remarks against this policy, even though they rent out the place to wedding receptions and events. One couple I know of cancelled their reservation for a wedding reception because of the way they were treated when they tried to visit and the remarks Magic House made in responding to them on their Facebook, proactively offering to cancel their wedding reception.

Sorry, I've been holding that in for awhile, and needed to vent it I guess. Living out in DC now, otherwise I would try to go and raise hell when they don't let me in. I loved the place as a kid and plan to take my fiancee when we visit, but I'm reconsidering.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:37 AM

My AWD-'Used' Batmobile/Two-face Chase arrived today. The box showed slight wear, and had some stickers on it, but was still sealed and everything inside was impeccable. Awesome set at a great price. I expected the bank to be a POS, but it actually is quite nice. And the Two-Face figure is way cooler than I expected. Any Batman fans who have been on the fence about this set might want to jump on it before it becomes OOP.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:53 AM

Do you trade 1 for 1 or a bunch at a time? If it is 1 for 1 how much does it cost to send them? The potential cost of shipping has turned me away from wanting to trade.


It depends on the minifig rarity but what you do is update your list in your profile with what you have for trade and then look for people who have the minifigs you want or just wait (It only took 5 hours before I had 12 potential trades lined up all wanting my S9 stuff) for offers. Sometimes someone wants a single minifig, some want 6 and they offer equal value most of the time. Anything before S6 is a bit more expensive and the ones you will have trouble getting from users are the team GB or whatchamacallit stuff or S1-S4.

You just fit what you trade into a bubble mailer and ship it off using first class USPS for like $1.50. A 6x9 can hold a TON of minifigs and most users on that site use first class.

Little tip: A minifig isn't considered complete unless it has a checklist from the original packaging

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

Adding on top of that, anyone local to my hometown St. Louis, The Magic House has an Art of the Brick exhibit going on until I believe the 26th of this month.

https://www.magichou...new-special.php

HOWEVER, they apparently are incorporating a new policy they are testing out. If you do not have a child, they do not let you in the museum for security reasons, even though they're big tagline is "Fun for everyone from 1 to 101!" Their Facebook has exploded with remarks against this policy, even though they rent out the place to wedding receptions and events. One couple I know of cancelled their reservation for a wedding reception because of the way they were treated when they tried to visit and the remarks Magic House made in responding to them on their Facebook, proactively offering to cancel their wedding reception.

Sorry, I've been holding that in for awhile, and needed to vent it I guess. Living out in DC now, otherwise I would try to go and raise hell when they don't let me in. I loved the place as a kid and plan to take my fiancee when we visit, but I'm reconsidering.


My local museum has a LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit coming to town at the end of the month I'm planning to go to.

Also that is quite the stupid policy, but I'm sure they'll change their mind as they keep losing patrons.

Probably a long shot, but has anyone seen the Cars V8 Cafe on clearance anywhere? I know it's an older set, but it's for a friend of mine.

Anyone gotten the new Creator eagle yet? The set looks interesting.

#1222 Unaki

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

Adding on top of that, anyone local to my hometown St. Louis, The Magic House has an Art of the Brick exhibit going on until I believe the 26th of this month.

https://www.magichou...new-special.php

HOWEVER, they apparently are incorporating a new policy they are testing out. If you do not have a child, they do not let you in the museum for security reasons, even though they're big tagline is "Fun for everyone from 1 to 101!" Their Facebook has exploded with remarks against this policy, even though they rent out the place to wedding receptions and events. One couple I know of cancelled their reservation for a wedding reception because of the way they were treated when they tried to visit and the remarks Magic House made in responding to them on their Facebook, proactively offering to cancel their wedding reception.

Sorry, I've been holding that in for awhile, and needed to vent it I guess. Living out in DC now, otherwise I would try to go and raise hell when they don't let me in. I loved the place as a kid and plan to take my fiancee when we visit, but I'm reconsidering.


That is stupid...More adults collect LEGOs and are gentler with them than kids. Though I can also see their side of the argument. Maybe they are trying to get more kids in to introduce them to a more creative form of art that doesn't require much more than imagination and hands. They may be hoping that by having that policy more adults that want to see it will end up bringing their child, cousin, nephew, niece, etc.

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#1223 The Green Giant

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

Adding on top of that, anyone local to my hometown St. Louis, The Magic House has an Art of the Brick exhibit going on until I believe the 26th of this month.

https://www.magichou...new-special.php

HOWEVER, they apparently are incorporating a new policy they are testing out. If you do not have a child, they do not let you in the museum for security reasons, even though they're big tagline is "Fun for everyone from 1 to 101!" Their Facebook has exploded with remarks against this policy, even though they rent out the place to wedding receptions and events. One couple I know of cancelled their reservation for a wedding reception because of the way they were treated when they tried to visit and the remarks Magic House made in responding to them on their Facebook, proactively offering to cancel their wedding reception.

Sorry, I've been holding that in for awhile, and needed to vent it I guess. Living out in DC now, otherwise I would try to go and raise hell when they don't let me in. I loved the place as a kid and plan to take my fiancee when we visit, but I'm reconsidering.


Wow... that is insane and frankly should be against the law, actually it probably is if anyone is smart enough to file a lawsuit.

The Museum of Play in Rochester has the national toy museum (They are the ones that name toy of the year, and called LEGO the toy of the last century.) in it so I don't think they can get out adults, and if they tried I'd make a fuss. It's really cool. I was 25 when I went with a 20 year old ex.

I left a nasty comment on their Facebook because they claim it's not going to be a policy forever, they are just trying to test different things for safety.

You want to be safe? Live in a bubble, never go outside, never do anything. And cancer will still kill you. Idiots. The chance of a gunman in a museum is small. Schools, malls, movies, work places, but have you ever heard of a museum shooting? Of course now there will be. Crazy fuckers are everywhere, you have to take that risk.

Cars V8 Cafe was on clearance at yoyo.com but it looks like there are none left.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

Legoland in Atlanta is the same way, no kid no admission... Chris Hanson has ruined it for the us AFOLs.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

I've been to Lego discovery center in Atlanta, you aren't missing anything. Even their Lego store sucks.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Today was the crazy soccer mom-filled Target 70% off clearance day. But I still managed to score 2 LOTR Weathertops for $17.xx and a Creator Cool Cruiser for $11.xx :) I didn't even bother looking at another Target. The one I went to was a madhouse with all these moms pulling 2 and 3 overflowing carts of toys. I didn't see the out of state re-sellers this time, oddly. Anyway, I'm super happy with my LOTR Lego luck - I've gotten most for 40% off or better.

Then I went across the street to Wal-Mart and found 2 Landspeeders and a Battle of Naboo for $12 each! I thought those would be long gone by now - must have been returns. They had yellow Walmart price stickers on them for 24.99 each, which explains why they lingered on the shelf that morning, but I knew they would scan for less. ;) I'm still seeing lots of Recycling Trucks on clearance too. I've already picked up a couple so I left them.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Today was the crazy soccer mom-filled Target 70% off clearance day. But I still managed to score 2 LOTR Weathertops for $17.xx and a Creator Cool Cruiser for $11.xx :) I didn't even bother looking at another Target. The one I went to was a madhouse with all these moms pulling 2 and 3 overflowing carts of toys. I didn't see the out of state re-sellers this time, oddly. Anyway, I'm super happy with my LOTR Lego luck - I've gotten most for 40% off or better.

That's a very nice price for Weathertop. My Target unfortunately has pretty much no clearance. Not just in LEGO but the toys generally. A couple of items on each aisle is clearanced, that is all. That is quite a contrast to years past where there was an aisle or 2 of nothing but toy clearance. Oh well.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

That's a very nice price for Weathertop. My Target unfortunately has pretty much no clearance. Not just in LEGO but the toys generally. A couple of items on each aisle is clearanced, that is all. That is quite a contrast to years past where there was an aisle or 2 of nothing but toy clearance. Oh well.


I'm in the same boat. All the good clearance stuff was gone before it hit 50% off. Probably only a handful of Lego items even left at this point.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Clearancing pricing points between Targets has been all over the place. Scored a Vampyre Castle for $29.98, price adjusted 2 Naboo Starfighters down to $14.98, and most other sets went from 30% off to 50% off. Also got an Axis and Allies for $8.98, 70% off.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I stopped at Target after lunch, only found some Hero Factory sets for 70% off...my store hasn't let Legos go to 70% off in years because they've been on the 15-30-50 schedule.

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