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#16831 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 03:34 AM

I find the big sets more tempting lately … I almost talked myself into buying the roller coaster because it’s retiring at the end of this year. But then I realized that not only is it $380 … but it’s also a massive footprint when built. I need to be more practical … although I think I will catch up on a couple modulars before the end of the year. I really like the bookshop, but want to find it on sale. Also hoping we get a new modular before the end of the year, as the police station and garage both seem kinda meh to me.


edit - And are you happy Green Giant … Donald is on a farm with Mickey 😜 … and did you change your Screen Name … I’m having a Mandela Effect moment here …

#16832 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:49 PM

I find the big sets more tempting lately … I almost talked myself into buying the roller coaster because it’s retiring at the end of this year. But then I realized that not only is it $380 … but it’s also a massive footprint when built. I need to be more practical … although I think I will catch up on a couple modulars before the end of the year. I really like the bookshop, but want to find it on sale. Also hoping we get a new modular before the end of the year, as the police station and garage both seem kinda meh to me.


edit - And are you happy Green Giant … Donald is on a farm with Mickey … and did you change your Screen Name … I’m having a Mandela Effect moment here …

Big Daddy, Green Giant, issues logging in and was Bigg Daddy and then got signed in as Green Giant.

What do you mean by new modular? We got the new one for the year, it was the weird police station. We will get at least the Daily Bugle at some point, probably not a modular but close enough. Or you can just buy NinjaGo Gardens as it has 4,000 more pieces than the police station for only $100 more.

I always wanted the big ferris wheel but didn't have the money at the time. I love the fair ground sets, but damn they just take up too much space.



#16833 crowbb   Watch out for snakes CAGiversary!   1018 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 03:03 PM

I have the roller coaster set up and it is amazing.  My favorite of the fairground sets by far, but yes it has a huge footprint.  It is also VERY fragile.  I moved it once and it barely held together, despite sliding it onto a piece of solid wood to transport it.   It is also very finicky and does not always run or a piece gets loose and the cars fly right off the track to their doom.  Basically whenever I run it I have to check all the track and a bunch of support pieces then usually something still goes wrong that I have to fix.  I'd love to combine all the fairground stuff on one giant setup but I'd need to buy more motors and give up my pool table to fit that many large sets in one place.  

 

If you have the room though I'd say it is well worth it.  Those fairground sets will probably only increase in value.



#16834 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:14 PM

Razorcrest just showed up on Amazon Treasure Truck for 15% off … I grabbed it ($109 before tax) but probably to store and resell. Not a set I love, but seems like it will be sought after in the future and probably won’t be released again given … things that happened in the show.

#16835 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5258 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:19 AM

Interesting.  My daughter wants the Razor Crest, but doesn't want to spend her own money.  $109 is tempting to stash for a July birthday.

 

What the hell is Treasure Truck?



#16836 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:54 AM

Back in the old days it used to be a physical truck that Amazon would drive around to 5 random locations throughout the day in certain cities with one discounted item you could buy online and pick up the same day.

Since the start of the pandemic, it’s basically a lightning sale you have to sign up in advance for. You get a text, could be just about anything … laptop, LEGO, book, cups, an inflatable thing for your pool … and then depending on how popular or good the deal is, it can sell out within minutes. It ships like a normal Amazon order. The deals have been ok, nothing truly amazing lately, but some decent stuff. I think you also have to be a Prime member, but not 100% sure.

https://www.amazon.c...view/howitworks

#16837 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10328 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 04:37 AM

Flower bouquet is available at LEGO on back order at LEGO, I think some of you wanted that, Bonsai is available to ship right now.

#16838 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2719 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 02:19 PM

Lego Passenger Train 60197 is $118 at Target right now.

 

I paid $128 a couple of  months ago. :bomb:

 

Edit: back to $130



#16839 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 08:19 PM

The Star Wars advent calendar minifigures are supposed to be the Mandalorian, and the Child in exclusive Christmas pints.



#16840 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2021 - 05:08 AM

Is it just me or has LEGO clearance at Target pretty much disappeared over the last year. I get that it could be pandemic-related, but my hope of paying under $100 for a couple Jurassic World and Star Wars sets just doesn’t seem to be in the cards. I’m a bit worried they’ll go out of print and I’ll miss them completely. Really hoping I can find Indominus Rex vs. Ankylosaurus and SW Final Duel for some kind of sale price in the next few months.

#16841 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10328 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2021 - 06:01 AM

Is it just me or has LEGO clearance at Target pretty much disappeared over the last year. I get that it could be pandemic-related, but my hope of paying under $100 for a couple Jurassic World and Star Wars sets just doesn’t seem to be in the cards. I’m a bit worried they’ll go out of print and I’ll miss them completely. Really hoping I can find Indominus Rex vs. Ankylosaurus and SW Final Duel for some kind of sale price in the next few months.


Doubt it and it sucks, LEGO has become trend and shows like brickmasters is not helping.

#16842 Pirate331   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1135 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2021 - 05:41 PM

Some sets just aren't ever getting marked for clearance too, I think... February/March they marked down the few remaining LM2 sets, but for the Rexcelsior. I stopped at 3/4 different Targets in the Greater Boston area looking for something else, and saw at least 2-3 of those things at each store still for full price.



#16843 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 01:50 AM

Some sets just aren't ever getting marked for clearance too, I think... February/March they marked down the few remaining LM2 sets, but for the Rexcelsior. I stopped at 3/4 different Targets in the Greater Boston area looking for something else, and saw at least 2-3 of those things at each store still for full price.

That set was half off like all the other LM2 sets when the movie bombed. 

I've skipped all the Jurassic sets because they are never on sale and the dinosaurs cost too much. Best bet might be eBay. I almost bought  the Ankylosaurus set because it was $60ish without the rex dnosaurs but everything else. Ankylosaurus himself goes for $40+.

I've been buying DOTS sets on eBay for less than half off. Those little backpack tags that are 3x3 LEGO dice like are awesome, a lot of fun. I have 4 of them now.



#16844 ufjason1  

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 01:56 AM

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#16845 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 12 May 2021 - 03:31 AM

$150, 2000ish pieces, comes out in like a week. Looks like ALL stickers to me which is a failure.

(I'm sticking it in quotes to hopefully make the picture not be so long.)

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The best part of this set is seeing 100 HUGE Friends fans not understand why it's spelled F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It's literally the logo from the opening theme song. I hate the show and now that. :lol:



#16846 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2021 - 01:56 PM

I find it funny that Lego now has 2 Friends themes....ahem, I mean a Friends theme and a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme.

 

Set #3 will just be risers with random minifigs so you can recreate the live studio audience.



#16847 Irukandji   Lurking and Twerking CAGiversary!   1396 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2021 - 04:59 PM

I'm more exited about the lego F.I.E.N.D.S line. Closer to my price range.

#16848 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5258 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 12:47 AM

I love F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  (although that's the first time I've ever typed it that way.)

 

For a Friends fan there is so much win in this set.  I love

  • Joey wearing all of Chandler's clothes
  • chick & duck (although the duck looks more like a bird)
  • canoe
  • air hockey
  • the barcaloungers
  • dog statue
  • the magna-doodle 
  • the picture frame
  • the spilled food in hallway (although it was Rachel/Chandler and cheesecake, not milk?)
  • thanksgiving turkey
  • Monica with a whip... is that a new item?  I've never seen that before.
  • Oh. My. Gawd!  Janice's hair is fantastic.
  • Love the TV set concept carried over from the Cafe.  Looks better implemented here.

 

There are only 3 things I can think of that are missing... first the obvious, Marcel the monkey.  Second & third, if they're going for the canoe and barcalounger route, then they need the absurd oversized entertainment system and patio furniture. 

 

So how soon after this set is released will someone post the neighboring apartment with an ugly naked minifig?  

 

Lastly, stickers are lame.



#16849 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 01:02 AM

 

  • Monica with a whip... is that a new item?  I've never seen that before.

I didn't know she was a dominatrix. 

The WHISK piece came out with a female chef in a CMF series with a strawberry printed pie. It's also in a few Friends (None TV theme) sets.

Some Marvel sets were shown, nothing WWWWWOOOOOOOWWWW so go look them up if you care. :lol:



#16850 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10328 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2021 - 02:27 AM

The ship looks by cool, and tiny ant man... lol

#16851 Corvin   ...of Gilead CAGiversary!   5258 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2021 - 02:58 AM

lol  Yes, whisk.  



#16852 elessar123  

Posted 14 May 2021 - 08:15 PM

There's been a couple tiny Ant Man already. #76131 and #76051 (the one with the Giant Man)



#16853 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted 15 May 2021 - 02:40 PM

LEGO today is teasing the Daily Bugle so it must come out June 1st. It's just a front page of the news paper.

 



#16854 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 04:39 AM

Ugh … Daily Bugle pics leaked … there goes $300 I didn’t need to spend … love the Green Goblin exploding out of the front of the building … probably a day one for me … think I might return a few of my May 4th purchases to lessen the impact.

#16855 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted Today, 12:24 AM

Ugh … Daily Bugle pics leaked … there goes $300 I didn’t need to spend … love the Green Goblin exploding out of the front of the building … probably a day one for me … think I might return a few of my May 4th purchases to lessen the impact.

I saw it and all I thought was 'Damn this set is busy'.

I don't know if I like it, need to see better pictures. I was hoping for more tan like the last set. What I really don't like is the red, not even dark red, fire escape. Feel like something from a City set. It's distracting.

I have a feeling I'll like it more with better pictures. (Besides the fire escape.)



#16856 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 12:30 AM

I agree … there’s a lot going on in the picture that leaked, but most of that is the ton of mini figures. I like that’s it’s actually a high rise building, feel like it will look cool next to some of the shorter modulars like Assembly Square, etc.

While I’m excited for it, I definitely want to see interior pics to make a final call … hopefully it’s similar to the Ghostbusters build with lots of detail inside. Still a bit bummed my finances weren’t in a great place when that set came out.

#16857 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted Today, 01:15 AM

I agree … there’s a lot going on in the picture that leaked, but most of that is the ton of mini figures. I like that’s it’s actually a high rise building, feel like it will look cool next to some of the shorter modulars like Assembly Square, etc.

While I’m excited for it, I definitely want to see interior pics to make a final call … hopefully it’s similar to the Ghostbusters build with lots of detail inside. Still a bit bummed my finances weren’t in a great place when that set came out.

I have a shit ton on money for at least the next month and wish I got the Ghostbusters HQ and the $300 NinjaGo sets.



#16858 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9641 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

The Green Giant

Posted Today, 01:16 PM

Daily Bugle has been shown and it's 32 inches tall and has 25 minifigures!!!!!!
Fully enclosed and detailed inside.

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In a way it makes me hate LEGO even more. The modular Police Station has 1500 less pieces and FIVE figures for $200, it doesn't even have a costumer for the donut shop. Yet The NinaGo set can have 10+ figures and 5000 pieces and a licensed Spider Man set can have 25 figures?! Just shows that the modulars could easily still be priced at $140-$150.

But I guess I should be happy this isn't $450.



#16859 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1871 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted Today, 01:40 PM

That's a lot of minifigures and a solid price, but I dunno, the outside of the building looks like a really boring build?  I'm sure there are some fun details inside that might be more interesting, but I'm a little underwhelmed.



#16860 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3128 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

salty tbone

Posted Today, 03:34 PM

Set is on lego.com with interior pics. I like that it’s fully enclosed and you can remove the back. There’s not a good pic of the ground floor, but overall I like it enough. I may wait but this will likely be the first $150+ set I buy since Tower of Orthanc. I think there have been better sets since then, but the subject matter for Daily Bugle is what’s pushing me.