Jump to content



Photo
* * * * * 9 votes

LEGO Deals 3


  • Please log in to reply
5970 replies to this topic

#2401 Angriwooki

Angriwooki

    Nacho Libre

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Weak... I was hoping for an Iron Man with a regular minifig head (like the SDCC exclusive from a couple years back) or a character we haven't had in a set.


Looks like we actually are getting an iron man exclusive figure. The Iron Patriot!

http://www.fbtb.net/...nus-at-walmart/


And by the way combatrhombus, i'm over 30 and still buying Lego. Although I do have my 9yr old as an excuse to still buy too haha

#2402 The Green Giant

The Green Giant

    Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

The minifigure that should have been in a fucking IM3 set!

New Leaf and MK 7 Peeps...

3DS FC: 4742-6334-0289

#2403 karkyco

karkyco

Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

How and where does everyone have there Lego displayed? Do you just build per instructions and display them or do people get crazy and do "master builds" type stuff? I'm just curious because I just started collecting the minifigures but I keep eyeing different sets such as the City, Star Wars and the new LOTR has caught my eye. I wouldn't mind seeing some pictures of peoples displays and I hope I'm not the only 30 year old still buying Lego's.


38 and still buying Legos, but they're for my kids, really :roll:. My only regret is not keeping all of the boxes/packaging from my childhood sets, as well as the fact I stopped buying for about 25 years. I missed some very incredible and very valuable sets that I passed over.

SPLASH!

m93k0.gif


#2404 El Rey

El Rey

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

I'll be 35 in a couple months. Was really into Lego as a kid but didn't start buying again until a couple years ago. It started with Creator houses and from there it just grew to all different lines but mainly now it's CMF's and I really have my wife to blame for that as she started picking them up initially. She really is an enabler. Over the weekend she went and got some Ikea shelves for all the minifigures, really came out pretty nice. Different sets are displayed throughout different parts of the house. Over the weekend I took some sets down as I am now swapping things out from time to time just to change things up. Did some inventory and arranging and was surprised how my collection has grown.
When we moved a couple years ago our collection wasn't near what it is now but I carefully put some Creator houses in an open top box and just moved them with me, assembled, on the car ride. Only a piece or two here and there came off.
Gotta have that Iron Patriot but not excited that its a walmart exclusive. Sure beats the hell out of Gamestops crappy exclusive though.

#2405 skiizim

skiizim

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

@encendido5, how far are you moving? That may or may not affect if you want to move your built sets. I have most of the sets stored in the big Home Depot boxes, the ones I didn't have in boxes I put into the big yellow lego bags, those were really useful!

The Iron Patriot may or may not be released in a future set, who really knows, I wonder how much they payed for the exclusivity.

I'm 32 so don't feel bad, if your not going to focus on one or two themes I suggest you keep it simple because Lego can really lay heavy on your wallet. Pretty soon in about a month Target is going to start putting the toys on clearance so keep your eyes on this thread.

#2406 The Green Giant

The Green Giant

    Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

There is no guarantee Super Hero line will even be around next year, there are different rumours to how long the license is. Plus the time to release the minifigure would be with the move, it will be another two years, if ever, before we see another Iron Man set.

New Leaf and MK 7 Peeps...

3DS FC: 4742-6334-0289

#2407 encendido5

encendido5

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

@encendido5, how far are you moving? That may or may not affect if you want to move your built sets. I have most of the sets stored in the big Home Depot boxes, the ones I didn't have in boxes I put into the big yellow lego bags, those were really useful!


That's a good idea, I should've thought about keeping those bags... Oh well. I'm only moving a couple of miles, so I should be able to put the built stuff in the car in a box like El Rey said and hope for the best. I really don't want to have to break down the Taj Mahal.

fs_overall.pngiZSbQwp.gif


#2408 RedvsBlue

RedvsBlue

    Rocket Science Level

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

Any tips for moving with a semi-large collection of Lego? Should I break up the sets in ziploc bags and back in their boxes or put them in big storage bins and take the boxes broken down? What about taking sets partly built so I don't have to rebuild them?

I'm moving in early August but I think I should get started packing stuff up now so I can also take an inventory and sell off stuff I don't really want.


Last time I moved (and my current plan in a few months when I move again) is to do a combination of all 3. Above all else I would say to use plastic bags even if you choose not to completely break down the sets or boxes because you never know what little piece is gonna fall out. Believe me, a little more effort now will pay off in dividends later.

#2409 crowbb

crowbb

    Watch out for snakes

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

Age 37 and still buying Lego here. I had some as a kid but it was always the generic block sets none of the real sets. Then I guess it was late 90s I started seeing some sets and thinking they were cool but only bought a few small ones. About 7 years ago I started buying full force.

I have 2 main setups for display. I have a large table in my basement that is the city setup. I'm constantly tinkering with it, but it's currently I believe 8x3 normal sized square base plates in size. Once my roommate moves out I might double up the table to make it twice the size. In my bedroom I have several large custom shelves of castle/medieval/fantasy stuff set up. I've gravitated more and more towards the just the 2 lines because I don't have the space to make any other large displays. I do have the large Star Destroyer from a while back and it takes up a smaller shelf all by itself. Someday I will sell it to buy more expensive City sets...

Space is always a problem though as I did a quick count over the weekend and I'm at over 250 boxed sets unopened. Probably a similar number of polybags but I didn't bother to count those.

Moving tips....I didn't do so well with that when I moved about 5 years ago. Fortunately I had a lot less built than I do now, but I was only moving about 20 minutes away and I was making regular trips each day after work, taking a single large set or several small ones at a time (Along with several regular moving boxes of normal stuff). Sadly one of my roommates decided to "help" me by grabbing a bunch of it one day. I did rebuild some of them, but quite a few of of my sets still sit in jumbled piles waiting to live again.

#2410 elessar123

elessar123

    96.5% more WUB WUB

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

Got back into buying Legos only like a year or two ago. Had a limited amount as a kid, and I built tons of MOCs, though the colors were always random. I found my last MOC from 16+ years ago in the closet, and it's now sitting on my TV stand.

I'd like to build new MOCs with correct colored pieces, with Gondor at the top of the list. I do have every Tolkien set released other than the Goblin King and Orc Forge... Including I think 2 Helm's Deeps, 2 Morias, and 6 Nazguls from 3 Weathertops.

(They better release a Witch King minifig...)

#2411 Pirate331

Pirate331

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:49 AM

Looks like we actually are getting an iron man exclusive figure. The Iron Patriot!

http://www.fbtb.net/...nus-at-walmart/

Better than nothing, but I still hate the helmet... why can't they just print the helmet face on a regular minifig head?!
Posted Image
Earn money by filling out mindless surveys!
http://www.cashcrate....php?ref=200970

#2412 elessar123

elessar123

    96.5% more WUB WUB

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:29 AM

Better than nothing, but I still hate the helmet... why can't they just print the helmet face on a regular minifig head?!


I have beef with both. The helmet looks oversized, and the minifig head looks undersized. For Iron Man, at least.

#2413 mikepeluso

mikepeluso

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

I'm 31 and still buy Legos.It's not one of my main hobbies.I only buy about 10 new sets a year(mostly LOTR,Kingdoms,Star Wars) and I don't collect any of the minifigs and stuff like that.
I do have a bad habit of going on ebay a couple times a year and buying old sealed sets from the 1980's that I could never afford as a kid.
I was smart and saved and boxed all the Lego's from when I was young.

#2414 elessar123

elessar123

    96.5% more WUB WUB

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:52 AM

Lol I just saw this on ebay...

#2415 salty tbone

salty tbone

    Flipmode Squad

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:58 AM

I'm going to be 38 soon. I didn't buy Lego during high school and most of college. A girlfriend and the western theme brought me back. Basically I decided I was never going to meet society's standards for "cool" so I might as well have hobbies I enjoy. One of the better decisions of my life.

I don't really display my Lego collection. My friends know I love lego but I keep it mostly in the attic where I build and sort (which is half the fun for me).

Lol I just saw this on ebay...


Interesting. I always like looking at huge listings. whether it could be worth close to his asking price is lost in his disorganized, rambling description. Basically it comes across as this guy bought a ton of bulk listings and is now dumping it all.

#2416 ArmyOfFun

ArmyOfFun

Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

Dark Ages
That period in a LEGO fan’s life when he or she sets aside LEGO in favor of school, dating, motor vehicles, and other non-LEGO pursuits.
source

I'm 31. Probably about 3-4 years ago, my wife and I were watching our nephew when he discovered my bin of Lego, which I probably hadn't touched since I was 13 or 14. He found the instructions for the Caribbean Clipper (6274) and asked me to build it. He got bored after probably 10-15 minutes but I finished it after he left. Some short time later my wife caught me lusting after Darth Vader's TIE Fighter (8017) when were shopping and suggested I just buy it. I warned her, there's no turning back if I buy this. There wasn't. Even worse, she's been baptised in the Chruch of Lego and pines after the Modular Buildings and Architecture sets.

My son will be 2 in July and its taken every ounce of will power to keep him from the smaller bricks. He's been getting some cool Duplo sets in the meantime.

#2417 mweav067

mweav067

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

I'm 24 and just got back into Lego. It was the Yavin 4 and Mini X-Wing that brought me back.

I am working on setting up a display area and work area for the stuff. While I'm a little worried how this may affect my dating prospects, I'm not sure I care enough to give it up.

#2418 The Green Giant

The Green Giant

    Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:37 PM

AWD has a Haunted House for $146.

New Leaf and MK 7 Peeps...

3DS FC: 4742-6334-0289

#2419 WingsDJY

WingsDJY

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

AWD has a Haunted House for $146.


Missed it. D'oh.

What's up with the crazy 3rd part seller prices on this set? Who the Fuck would pay $399.99 with free Prime shipping!?!
"Ha! I like your style, you make up your own rules just like me." - Cave Johnson

#2420 encendido5

encendido5

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

My son will be 2 in July and its taken every ounce of will power to keep him from the smaller bricks. He's been getting some cool Duplo sets in the meantime.


Haha, my son will be 2 in June and he loves playing with my Woody and Buzz minifigs. I always watch him to make sure he doesn't put them in his mouth, but he is surprisingly pretty good with them. He comes home every day and asks for "Weewee, Buzz" :)

fs_overall.pngiZSbQwp.gif


#2421 skiizim

skiizim

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

I'm 24 and just got back into Lego. It was the Yavin 4 and Mini X-Wing that brought me back.

I am working on setting up a display area and work area for the stuff. While I'm a little worried how this may affect my dating prospects, I'm not sure I care enough to give it up.


I'm sure there are plenty of female AFOLs, there are at least three that post here. Even LEGO can be artsy if you decide to go that route, I'm really amazed at times what people can build.

#2422 WiiNet

WiiNet

Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Anyone have an Iron Man from the Quinjet for trade? None of the stores around me ever clearanced out that set.

#2423 The Green Giant

The Green Giant

    Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:40 AM

Depending on how much you want it the quinjet itself is awesome and seems to be on sale a lot for $54 on Amazon.

If you have a Hulk, I'd trade you it for Iron Man. :lol:

New Leaf and MK 7 Peeps...

3DS FC: 4742-6334-0289

#2424 The Green Giant

The Green Giant

    Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

AWD has the fie brigade for $130 and another Haunted House for $155.

New Leaf and MK 7 Peeps...

3DS FC: 4742-6334-0289

#2425 mweav067

mweav067

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

Sadly I won't be able to jump on the Haunted House until mid-late June when I start getting paid for my summer hours.

#2426 encendido5

encendido5

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

Is there a repository of Lego sticker sheets anywhere? I have the Lamborghini that I never put stickers on because they went over more than two parts but if I had an extra set, I wouldn't mind using it. Obviously, for this set I can photocopy it onto sticker paper, but what about for old retired sets? It would seem that something like that should already be in place.

fs_overall.pngiZSbQwp.gif


#2427 Liquid Metal

Liquid Metal

    hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

saw this on slickdeals and tought i would share with you guys here on cag.

http://slickdeals.ne...5-4-and-5-5-100

#2428 Believeland

Believeland

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

So if there not going to be an exclusive Iron Man mini fig for spending $75 at the Lego Store? Was hoping with the release of the movie this weekend.

#2429 El Rey

El Rey

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

No there is no exclusive Iron Man figure, never heard any thing even remotely close to that. There is a Iron Man poly coming out sometime this year but no one knows when, where or even if its an exclusive anywhere. Also I believe the poly figure is just from one of the Iron Man 3 sets.
With this weekend being May the 4th weekend Lego is all about Star Wars. The Lego store is offering a Hoth suit Han Solo with a $75 Star Wars purchase. Thats it, no Iron Man or super heroes promos going on for the release of the movie.

#2430 karkyco

karkyco

Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

saw this on slickdeals and tought i would share with you guys here on cag.

http://slickdeals.ne...5-4-and-5-5-100


B Wing half off? Too bad it's not the Death Star half off :-(

Anyone have an Iron Man from the Quinjet for trade? None of the stores around me ever clearanced out that set.


Does it have to be the Iron Man from the Quinjet set? Is that one different/special for some reason? Because if you just want Iron Man, between the IM3 sets and the Loki Escape you can get it much cheaper. I do have an extra from the Quinjet set, but the only trade items I'd be interested in would be various TRU/Target exclusive polybags (do the Lego stores sell these as well, and if so are they still available?) like the Thor cosmic cube, Gandalf or other non-Frodo cooking a sausage ones, Batman, etc. Or of course any Hulk figure or any of the SD Comicon exclusives :lol:. I'll even take a Mr. Gold :lol::lol:

SPLASH!

m93k0.gif