LEGO Nostalgia

Yeah, NES is cool and neat, but it's rather have the pirate themed set than a hella lot of grey bricks.

We saw a pirate creator set at Meijer today while picking out something for a friend's bday set. My oldest was frothing for it. We had no idea they were bringing that back.

Yeah I saw that set too, $99. It’s interesting in that the sails are bricks rather than cloth like usual. I may buy that soon too

I just remembered that piano. Want it so, so bad, but the $$$.

That Piano will end up on my wish list as another silly extreme thing, like the $800 Millennium Falcon that has been on my wish list since it was released.

And then the Typewriter will be released...

The Piano has been hard to find this month. They may have underestimated demand.

Just saw some news from LEGOs 1H 2020 results. Some analysts mentioned that 20% of the revenue came from adults buying LEGO for themselves, and that this has grown quite a bit during the corona virus. Kinda awesome.

That Boone Builds is great!

Shadout wrote:

Just saw some news from LEGOs 1H 2020 results. Some analysts mentioned that 20% of the revenue came from adults buying LEGO for themselves, and that this has grown quite a bit during the corona virus. Kinda awesome.

That's probably how they justified the new Adults line.

My eldest wants to build a Droid army and there aren't many sets out currently with Battle Droids in them.

The Battle Droid Carrier sets are going for $80+ on Bricklink, which isn't unreasonable, and I can get the individual droids for a few bucks from there, but I was wondering if you guys had any ideas about a cheaper/easier way to acquire a bunch of Battle Droids?

If you don't care if they are actually Lego branded you can get knock offs on ebay pretty easily - they may also take a bit longer to get. Otherwise you got to pay the big bucks for the retires stuff.

I'll admit I'm a Lego snob. I hate pretty much any other brick type because they don't work as well. MegaBlocks have so many cool designs! Still hate em.

That said, he isn't against knockoffs. He agrees with me they aren't as high quality, but for this he wants quantity over quality.

Tbh, I didn't even consider knockoffs on ebay. Didn't think Battle Droids would be a huge thing. Guess they make knockoffs of everything, but especially Star Wars stuff.

Edit: Whoa, knockoffs are indeed DIRT cheap.

Another option is a Lego Resale store, such as Bricks and Minifigs, if there is one in your neck of the woods.

have a weird request. Lego just released the Series 2 Harry Potter minifigures, and my daughter is looking for four specific ones. I've looked in most of the usual places, but they are either not there or incomplete. She's looking for Hermione Granger with the cup, Ron Weasley with the cup, Lily Potter with baby Harry, and James Potter. In case anyone gets or has those and is willing to part with them, let me know, we can work some kind of payment out.

Some Lego leaks for the Lego heads.

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My hovercraft is full of eels.

I told you to get that thing out of Pensacola before the storm hit...

I might try and grab that skid steer to try out with my kid.