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illennium

Member Since 18 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2020 11:36 AM
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In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

07 April 2020 - 06:54 PM

Haven't really felt like building anything and also trying to save money. Dozens of people I know are infected and four of my friends are ER doctors who are treating covid patients every day. Fortunately no one I know has died yet. It's pretty bad though. I think people in less populated areas don't quite have it in their faces as much as we do here. 731 dead yesterday alone. Sorry to be a bummer.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

12 March 2020 - 07:34 PM

AWD has a Tron set in very good condition for $17.20.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

05 February 2020 - 09:04 PM

Monkey Kid. I am excited about this theme because I love Journey to the West.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

28 January 2020 - 09:36 PM

Current LEGO promo is a Hidden Side drag racer with purchases over $45. I just built mine, it's cute and I'm a sucker for all of the Hidden Side stuff. I don't care about the app stuff but I like original IPs and the sets are pretty well done, although last year's wave was much better than this year's.

 

Otherwise, I've taken a bit of a break from LEGO to check out some other brands for the first time. I got a few cheap Mega Construx sets and they're fine, entertaining to put together but also quality control is non-existent. Two of the first three sets I built are missing pieces. I also don't understand why all of the bricks are marbled rather than just one solid color. Maybe it's cheaper to do this than making sure everything comes out a consistent color? Whatever the reason, it's a weird look. But they do have some IPs that I like, and the awful instructions make the builds more challenging, which I actually enjoy. You can't sleepwalk through them like you can with LEGO.

 

I also bought some Cobi sets and am actually genuinely impressed. There isn't a lot of customizing you can do because there are so many specialized pieces, but the quality of the pieces and builds is really high, almost at LEGO levels. The minifigs are hideous trash but I don't care about off-brand minifigs anyway. If you like military and historic vehicles these are really fun to build and display. I can see myself getting a ton more of these sets.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

13 January 2020 - 09:49 PM

I can't wait for roving groups of drunk Liverpool tossers to break into LEGO stores to destroy these sets and piss all over them. I mean, I don't think it will actually happen but LEGO accidentally picking a side in a longstanding rivalry between, uh, "passionate fans" is hilarious.