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#15781 Pirate331   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1131 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2020 - 06:19 PM

 

I agree on both accounts! I will gladly build all the sets I still have on ebay and then sell them as new! 

Also some of the sets that are sold as 'new' without boxes means they were taken on of the trash. Was it someone here who said LEGO Store returns would be thrown in the trash? So some of them are real LEGO and people are dumpster diving. Which I'm more than willing to do, just make sure that the dumpster isn't one that smashes things.

 

 

That was me - at my store it was open returns are to be thrown out, full stop. YMMV, but if other managers are as fanatical as mine was, then returns aren't getting tossed still sealed in the individual numbered bags - bags got cut open and loose pieces then dumped straight into the trash. I doubt anybody is dumpster diving whole sets out of that. I'm sure some stores are less rigid about it, or maybe there's even some outright fraud going on where sealed bags are getting tossed for later pickup, but I can't imagine either avenue is a significant portion of the resale market.
 



#15782 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2655 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2020 - 09:28 PM

Wait, what? Why are unopened returns being trashed at LEGO Stores?



#15783 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 21 April 2020 - 12:07 AM

That was me - at my store it was open returns are to be thrown out, full stop. YMMV, but if other managers are as fanatical as mine was, then returns aren't getting tossed still sealed in the individual numbered bags - bags got cut open and loose pieces then dumped straight into the trash. I doubt anybody is dumpster diving whole sets out of that. I'm sure some stores are less rigid about it, or maybe there's even some outright fraud going on where sealed bags are getting tossed for later pickup, but I can't imagine either avenue is a significant portion of the resale market.
 

I remember reading that about ten years ago minifigures were being stolen a lot from sets (Which is why they stick them in separate bags now.) that BN would take the return and throw the whole box in the trash and workers would go over and pick them out later. But what I don't get is why wouldn't the manager take the pieces and stick them in the build table at the stores or to local hospitals. Even my former therapist said they would gladly take my old Duplo. Throwing them out is such a waste. And what happened to them sticking the extra LEGO in bags and selling them for cheap? 

 

Wait, what? Why are unopened returns being trashed at LEGO Stores?

They were open returns.



#15784 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3087 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 07:32 AM

My store used to do grab bags with open returns and it was wonderful and fun to get assortments of pieces and guess what the sets they were from. That changed about 10 years ago.

I see the new series of CMF is 4.99. That kills that for me. Oh those glory days of $2 figures

#15785 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2611 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2020 - 01:32 PM

My store used to do grab bags with open returns and it was wonderful and fun to get assortments of pieces and guess what the sets they were from. That changed about 10 years ago.

I see the new series of CMF is 4.99. That kills that for me. Oh those glory days of $2 figures

 

Actually found them at Walmart last night...still $3.44 for our store.  With no one out shopping we had an untouched box to go through.  Nice not being gawked out while you feel the bags!

 

At $3.44 we'll grab the ones we want, but if they actually hit $5...we're out.



#15786 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 21 April 2020 - 02:18 PM

My store used to do grab bags with open returns and it was wonderful and fun to get assortments of pieces and guess what the sets they were from. That changed about 10 years ago.

I see the new series of CMF is 4.99. That kills that for me. Oh those glory days of $2 figures

The grab bags were always sold out when I got to the store. I had only seen them ones and it was 5-6 bags of blue pieces and just regular blue pieces. It was weird.

But it's amazing to me how much LEGO has gone down hill in the last decade, no coupons in catalog, no grab bags. The printing on minifigures is beyond bad. There is no excuse for the thin printing of flesh color over a dark plastic (like Batman's head). LEGO used to be able to do it.

Minifigures are $3.44 at Walmart and $3.99 at Target. Or like $2 on eBay if you wait a few months.



#15787 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3957 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2020 - 04:26 PM

So....how long do we have to wait to discuss last week's finale of Lego Masters?



#15788 elessar123  

Posted 21 April 2020 - 06:16 PM

I caught the last 10 minutes but didn't really know what I expected. I didn't think they'd win though.



#15789 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4474 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2020 - 07:31 PM

1. I figured they had it.  Engineering aside, their character building was pretty top notch.  They weren't my favorite team, but I think they deserved it.

 

2. I miss those grab bags too :(

 

3. Since we can't go anywhere anymore, I've been sorting the loose lego I've had for years.  I started with 2 big bins like the one in the middle.  I'm down to the one big bin.  I'm surprised how many plates there are.  There are definitely more of those than any other piece.

https://imgur.com/a/ga2KTk7 

 

4. My son has been building his Pokemon Mega Bloks (?) sets.  They actually look pretty good, but they are really fragile.

https://imgur.com/JlSxa2i



#15790 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2655 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 03:23 PM

I would have preferred Mark and Boone to win as I loved their engineering more than Tyler and Amy's. Most impressed with Sam and Jessica's evolution from round one to the final though it clearly was third best.

 

As an aside, I watched season one of UK Lego Masters. It was pretty rough so the producers have certainly refined how the show should work.



#15791 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 23 April 2020 - 08:03 PM

Not that most of us in the USA can ever afford LEGO again, but if you do my plan of buying a ton then going bankrupt some new Cty sets have been revealed. New fishies and helmet. 

https://www.thebrick...ial-set-images/



#15792 elessar123  

Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:27 PM

Hey it's Sea Lab 2020!



#15793 nbskid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 12:27 AM

Hey it's Sea Lab 2020!

You ever see Sea Lab 2021? Pretty funny show.



#15794 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5490 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 04:38 AM

Not that most of us in the USA can ever afford LEGO again, but if you do my plan of buying a ton then going bankrupt some new Cty sets have been revealed. New fishies and helmet.

https://www.thebrick...ial-set-images/


Aw man ... awesome Great White ... with a giant boat I don’t want. Looks like that’s getting opened and returned to the LEGO store ... 😜 jk (thought I’d be timely with my comments)

#15795 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 24 April 2020 - 06:48 AM

Aw man ... awesome Great White ... with a giant boat I don’t want. Looks like that’s getting opened and returned to the LEGO store ... jk (thought I’d be timely with my comments)

I'm actually fine with you doing that, but do it with Amazon instead. :lol:

That big shark alone has gone for $30-40 on ebay. There used to be two in a $50ish Agents set. Same with the LEGO sheep, two in one set that was $70, always on sale for $49. One sheep $40-50+.

I'm probably going to get Sea Lab because I always wanted the Diver one and never got it. The price will be $70-90 though.

And before the pandemic I was looking at 60228/60229 on ebay. The $100 and $150 rocket sets as I love LEGO Space Port. The $150 set had a few go for $68 with no box or no figures to $80-85. So like 45% off. The $100 one was always only 30% off. Never bought them because I knew the pandemic would come and we all be fucked in the USA. 6 weeks later and they are MSRP. I don't get it. They are still on Amazon and Target, why buy from ebay for full price? Plus where are people getting the money? I never got my $1200 but still, that's nothing. People have money for LEGO?



#15796 elessar123  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 07:24 AM

You ever see Sea Lab 2021? Pretty funny show.

Yep. Used to watch it on Adult Swim, and loved the tie-in on Archer.

 

Never actually watched 2020 (the original, boring version). But since it's 2020...



#15797 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3957 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:28 PM

People have money for LEGO?

It all depends on what kind of job people have. A lot of office people are able to work from home and make the same (or close to the same) money that they did before the pandemic.

 

But with all the uncertainty, I'm personally trying to decrease my spending (not that I've been successful lol)



#15798 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 24 April 2020 - 05:14 PM

It all depends on what kind of job people have. A lot of office people are able to work from home and make the same (or close to the same) money that they did before the pandemic.

 

But with all the uncertainty, I'm personally trying to decrease my spending (not that I've been successful lol)

80% of the country can not work from home. But the NY governor said just get an 'essential' job and risk your life, maybe I'll take his. My favorite is unemployment is supposed to be $600+ a week. $15 an hour is more than most of the USA makes actually working. The USA makes no fucking sense.



TLM2 is on Amazon Prime. LEGO ditched WB and went with Universal on making new LEGO movies. I think that's kind of stupid, but whatever. Don't expect a second LEGO Batman Movie. Also Amazon has series 20 minifigures for $3.44 but a limit of three.



#15799 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1816 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 08:06 PM

My understanding was that WB walked from Lego after TLM2 flopped. I loved that movie fwiw.

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#15800 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1753 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 09:21 PM

My understanding was that WB walked from Lego after TLM2 flopped. I loved that movie fwiw.
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It may have been a series of underperforming Lego movies that did them in with #2 being the final nail in the coffin. I liked Lego Batman and tlm2. I had no interest in Ninjago and so did most of the movie going public apparently.

#15801 nbskid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2020 - 12:01 AM

I LOVED the original Lego movie and Lego Batman.

I thought Lego Movie 2 was solid, and Lego Ninjago movie was the worst, but I didn't dislike it.



#15802 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 25 April 2020 - 12:51 AM

It may have been a series of underperforming Lego movies that did them in with #2 being the final nail in the coffin. I liked Lego Batman and tlm2. I had no interest in Ninjago and so did most of the movie going public apparently.

Yeah I'm sure it was lower and lower returns and TLM2 just bombing made WB not want to renew whatever contract they had.

TLM2 is free through HBO until May 15th on whatever device, not just Amazon.

I liked the first one and Batman. NinjaGo was stupid for not having it in the TV show universe. I'm watching the second one, but none of the ads made the movie look good, the sets are really weak which doesn't help either. But when Justice League leaves in the beginning of the movie, I rather have watched the Duplo war and Justice League adventure.

Having finished the movie, did LEGO try not to make the cool things from the movie into sets? Near the end there is a great dark blue and lime fighter, a neat small Pirate space ship. The beginning had some cool end of the world vehicles. Also not making a Batman wedding cake (even if just the top) was a very bad move.



#15803 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 25 April 2020 - 05:14 AM

Monkey Boy is here and I hope all of you with no money start saving now because all the sets are very large!

https://www.promobri...getaucht/99233/



#15804 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5222 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 April 2020 - 06:23 AM

LEGO & Universal? Interesting. Let's get a LEGO Jurassic movie. How about LEGO Fast & the Furious?

#15805 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3087 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

salty tbone

Posted 26 April 2020 - 05:56 PM

Ninjago was my least favorite movie but my favorite sets. Although TLM2 got us sewer babies

#15806 nbskid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2020 - 06:45 PM

Yeah, some of those Lego Ninjago sets were great!  I think I liked the Batman ones the best, however....but maybe just because I love Batman, haha.



#15807 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 26 April 2020 - 06:55 PM

I have almost all the NinjaGo Movie sets as they are amazing. Sadly I never got the Shark Mech. Still kicking myself over that.



#15808 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2020 - 07:02 PM

Yeah, that shark mech disappeared out of no where. I got it from a third party seller on Amazon for $80.

Those monkey king sets look kind of cool.

#15809 biggdaddy  

biggdaddy

Posted 26 April 2020 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, that shark mech disappeared out of no where. I got it from a third party seller on Amazon for $80.

Those monkey king sets look kind of cool.

Yeah I was trying to save money and never bought it for $54. But then I buy junkier sets that I don't want as much anyways. TRU went under and it went OOS. I think it was TRU / Amazon exclusive. Same with the Kingdoms set with the Kingdoms windmill set. Didn't buy it for $49 to save money, then disappeared and 15 years later one damn sheep goes for $49.

I'm loving the Monkie Kid boat base. Much better than the mobile Batman base that is also coming out. But those Monkie Kid sets will cost big bucks. Probably won't come out for awhile, they are to be China exclusives at first.

And LEGO said they won't do regional exclusives anymore. Yet in May LEGO will be releasing the LEGO House set and two other LEGO House exclusive sets, but only in the UK, Denmark and one other country. They can't even keep track of their own rules.



#15810 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2655 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2020 - 02:43 PM

LEGO & Universal? Interesting. Let's get a LEGO Jurassic movie. How about LEGO Fast & the Furious?

I guess a 25 minute video, Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, doesn't count?