The LEGO Thread. Including all other compatible products.

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  1. bl0at3r

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    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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  2. bl0at3r

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    My collection comprises...

    2x Technic 42036

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    2x VW Camper 10220

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    1x Mini Cooper 10242

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    1x Technic Motorbike 8051

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    1x Skip Lorry 42024

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    1x Pickup Truck 42029

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  3. bl0at3r

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    1x Tow Truck 9395

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    1x Race Truck 42041

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    1x Moto X Bike 42007

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    1x Grand Prix Racer 42000

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  5. bl0at3r

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    Oh ok, thanks - wouldn't have thought to look in there !

    Mods - do you want to merge the threads please?
     
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    That's a bit specialist being in the movie memorabilia section. This one is fine where it is:thumbsup:
     
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    Ok, thanks IG
     
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    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):

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    To this Street Rod:

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    Ooo nice selection - 8285 Tow Truck is on my wish list :)
     
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    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!
     
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    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...
     
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    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'. :)
     
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    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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    Here's an amazing MOC of a VW Beetle - I don't have enough parts to build this unfortunately......

    LEGO Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1) '67, FULL...
     
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    How do you display Bloater. Are they in a detolf or the like or on shelves.
     
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    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
     
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    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.

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    With me kid due in 9 weeks, can i get them into lego at 6 hours old?
     
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    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.
     
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    Youngest has been finishing this that he got for Xmas...

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    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.
     
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    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...
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    ...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...
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to the Wall-e set, anybody have any idea when it's due for release?
     
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    New avengers today.
     

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    Nice set - that will only go up in value as its a franchise
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Currently built up,
    Camper van
    Mini
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    Darth vader tie fighter
    Also got a massive box full of assorted sets.
     

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