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bl0at3r

Banned
Apart from the 'show off the stuff you bought' thread, where lots of people seem to be buying Lego, I couldn't find a dedicated Lego thread.

(Apologies if there is already one running - I am happy to be directed to it and close this one)

My Lego collection is primarily Technic. I 'played' with Lego town sets as a kid and also had some of the early Technic sets. I guess I no longer play with it - rather I collect it and display the models.

Personally, only really interested in car, truck and bike related sets. Also like seeing people who have made MOCs (my own creation).

Feel free to share your collections, hints and tips, buying and building guides etc.


Useful Resources

Bricklink
Like eBay for Lego - buy and sell individual parts to complete sets

Brickset
All things Lego including useful reference section for parts and set contents

Lego.com
Self explanatory - good for downloading online instructions and the shop for buying

Rebrickable
Set reviews and a wealth of information for Making your own creations (MOCs)

MOCPages
Another resource for MOCs
 
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bl0at3r

Banned
My collection comprises...

2x Technic 42036



2x VW Camper 10220



1x Mini Cooper 10242



1x Technic Motorbike 8051



1x Skip Lorry 42024



1x Pickup Truck 42029

 
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IronGiant

Moderator
That's a bit specialist being in the movie memorabilia section. This one is fine where it is:thumbsup:
 

bl0at3r

Banned
Some of the MOCs (my own creation) that people have created are amazing... in some cases arguably better than official lego sets.

Here is an example of a MOC created by Nathaniel Kupiers. It takes the Technic Grand Prix Racer set 42000 and you make an alternate model with about 85% of those pieces. I gladly paid 12euro (I think) for the instructions and built it.

From this (official set):



To this Street Rod:

 
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mjn

Distinguished Member
Nice :)

Only The Simpsons house and 24 Le Mans racer for me. But just done a Lego party for my 8 year old daughter.

Off to Lego World in Netherlands in October and staying at the Legoland Hotel in Billund, Denmark in August. Can't wait!
 

sergiup

Distinguished Member
I've gotten back into it in the last year or so. Until now, "only" the 9398 crawler, 42009 crane mk ii, and 70816 SPACESHIP!!

I'm considering getting the required parts to make the MOC crane mod so it can be driven by remote control, etc, but last time I looked it was quite expensive. I'm also considering this year's Volvo excavator...
 

bl0at3r

Banned
We went to Legoland Denmark when we were kids - the driving school was superb and I've still got the livence I got when I 'passed'. :)
 

bl0at3r

Banned
Here are my 2 Technic old Skool chopper/bobber motorbikes - these are official B models - the alternate models that you get instructions for either in the box or on the Lego website.

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a l e x

Distinguished Member
Can't remember all off the top of my head but I've got...

Tower Bridge
Tumbler
Sea Cow
Ghostbusters
Bennys Space Ship
Police Dropship
VW Camper
Mini
Crane Mk2
Tow Truck
Flatbed
Technic Plane
4x4 Crawler
Marvel Stuff
 

Adcook

Member
So back in the 'Post Pictures of your most recent purchase' thread when it got taken over by lego a few weeks back I pointed out that I liked the idea of building but had no where to keep it or no desire to pay the asking price for the big sets. Someone helpfully pointed me in the direction of www.letsgoplay.co.uk a lego rental by post service. I received and finally finished my first build. Its a good service, I will probably do another month of it and then put it on hold over the summer.


 

mjward

Well-known Member
That Lego rental service looks fantastic. Didn't know that kind of thing existed. As I've mentioned on other posts, I absolutely love the building part but that's where the fun stops for me.
 

Kieron

Moderator
Youngest has been finishing this that he got for Xmas...

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bl0at3r

Banned
How do you display Bloater. Are they in a detolf or the like or on shelves.
I wanted a deltof or two in the house but I wasn't allowed - so I have 3x Nornas in the garage instead - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00282250/

So back in the 'Post Pictures of your most recent purchase' thread when it got taken over by lego a few weeks back I pointed out that I liked the idea of building but had no where to keep it or no desire to pay the asking price for the big sets. Someone helpfully pointed me in the direction of www.letsgoplay.co.uk a lego rental by post service. I received and finally finished my first build. Its a good service, I will probably do another month of it and then put it on hold over the summer.
Lego rental sounds interesting - how does it work? I mean do you just get a box full of the pieces delivered or are they sorted somehow?

I love the building phase, the displaying phase is a by-product of the building for me and I agree they do take up a lot of space and bigger sets can cost a lot. I certainly don't 'play' with them on the lounge carpet or anything.

I have thought about resale value of some of the sets as a way to fund my hobby - Lego retire sets all the time, so people will always want to buy them in the future - sealed make the most money obviously, but provided you open the box carefully, don't crumple the instructions etc they will still be worth more than you paid for them.

e.g.

  • The 8051 motorbike from 2010 was £34.99 new, I paid £59 for a used set last month.

  • When the VW Camper is eventually retired, these will be worth a lot more than the £75 they are new now - I have two of these.

  • The 8285 Wrecker that MrSossidge has is now retired and what was probably around £60 new can easily fetch upwards of £140 now.

So you could buy a set, carefully open it, build it, put it back in the box, hold onto it for a few months in the loft or under the bed, and then sell it on for more than you paid for it.

The franchised sets (Star Wars, batman etc etc) will be more likely to increase in value.

It's the MOCs that really interest me I guess - the research, making a prototype, working out which sets or indivudal pieces are needed, gathering the parts and then building it. Alternatively, purchasing someone else's MOC instructions and gathering the parts to build it.
 

Chadford

Distinguished Member
I made this for a friends 8 year old for a Christmas present as he likes making *big* buildings.

Essentially 4 big green baseplates glued to a sheet of thin MDF...

...fortunately I realised before gluing that the baseplates shouldn't butt up exactly (about 1mm gap required) hence the additional Lego pieces used to space the baseplates apart whilst the glue sets.

:)

...also a few ideas here...
sugru loves LEGO | Sugru
 

Jules Winfield

Well-known Member
I still have all of my Lego from when I was growing up in the 1980s. I used to spend hours playing with it. I had a mixture of castle, normal and (my favourite) Technic.

I have a five foot Lego model of the Titanic under my bed (designed and built by me). I've been wanting to build a far larger one for decades, but I've never got around to it.
 

Adcook

Member
I wanted a deltof or two in the house but I wasn't allowed - so I have 3x Nornas in the garage instead - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00282250/



Lego rental sounds interesting - how does it work? I mean do you just get a box full of the pieces delivered or are they sorted somehow?

I love the building phase, the displaying phase is a by-product of the building for me and I agree they do take up a lot of space and bigger sets can cost a lot. I certainly don't 'play' with them on the lounge carpet or anything.

I have thought about resale value of some of the sets as a way to fund my hobby - Lego retire sets all the time, so people will always want to buy them in the future - sealed make the most money obviously, but provided you open the box carefully, don't crumple the instructions etc they will still be worth more than you paid for them.

e.g.

  • The 8051 motorbike from 2010 was £34.99 new, I paid £59 for a used set last month.

  • When the VW Camper is eventually retired, these will be worth a lot more than the £75 they are new now - I have two of these.

  • The 8285 Wrecker that MrSossidge has is now retired and what was probably around £60 new can easily fetch upwards of £140 now.

So you could buy a set, carefully open it, build it, put it back in the box, hold onto it for a few months in the loft or under the bed, and then sell it on for more than you paid for it.

The franchised sets (Star Wars, batman etc etc) will be more likely to increase in value.

It's the MOCs that really interest me I guess - the research, making a prototype, working out which sets or indivudal pieces are needed, gathering the parts and then building it. Alternatively, purchasing someone else's MOC instructions and gathering the parts to build it.

It's not like love film, you don't get a new set as soon as you send your current one back you only get one a month. Two way postage is included. It comes in a set with all the pieces you need, the only thing it doesn't come with is the instructions but pdfs are downloaded from the website. This one didn't come with batteries either and it needed quite a few.
 

nabby

Distinguished Member
Interesting thread!

I've got most of the Monster Fighter sets, a bunch of the Star Wars sets, a few of the Creator buildings (like the Department Store, Cinema and Restaurant), The Simpsons House, VW Camper Van, Tower Bridge and the Christmas Village sets.

None have been built yet - they're being kept in the loft for when my kids are older, although if the temptation gets too strong I may open one or two to build myself :)
 

k17chy

Distinguished Member
Currently built up,
Camper van
Mini
Tumbler
Ecto 1
Darth vader tie fighter
Also got a massive box full of assorted sets.
 

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