LEGO Nostalgia

Aristophan wrote:
Norfair wrote:

I picked up a few sets this weekend and by far my favorite was the deep sea creatures creator set. Really cool.

I agree. It's one of those sets that I would like to just get three copies so I can have all three displayed at once.

Yeah that's the one that caught my eye the most too. Just love it.

I got a couple more sets of Benny's Space Squad and Emmet and Benny's Workshop and after a little bit of messing around this evening with no real plan I came up with this. The back large wing/plates and the roof were from out of my Lego bin, but almost all the rest of the parts are from these new sets.

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Not the greatest spaceship ever, but it shows how these sets can be a good starting off point for creative building.

I picked up and built the VW Camper Van over the holidays:

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It was great and it has lots of cool little things inside.

LOVE that set. My wife got it for me a while back, when we had just started dating. I knew then that she was the one!

Edit: Also, completely agree that it's a fun build with a lot of neat little things inside, including a lava lamp!

I bought that one this summer when it became easy to get again. I started it and got about 1/4 of the way through and then life got busy. I'm back at it again and I'm halfway through now. Hoping to finish it up soon. The detail is really fun. Part of why I've been so slow to build it is because I'm really enjoying all the detail and taking my time to take in how it call goes together.

I recently got a few of the new Speed Champions sets; specifically the McLaren Sienna, the Chevy Camaro, and the Mini rally set. So, in light of that, here are my Speed Champions Sets just for fun.

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That red Mini is just amazing. But its biggest issue is you can't fit the driver in it.

Tscott wrote:

Not the greatest spaceship ever, but it shows how these sets can be a good starting off point for creative building.

Benny looks pretty happy in there, so it's good enough for him.

The Porsche GT3 or the RSR is next on my list.

Also, I didn't realize Legos by the pound on ebay was a thing until this thread. My wife really likes playing with Lego's when we're over at friend's houses. I think we'd both enjoy getting a bin of random Lego's just to build random stuff with. Seems like a great way to get a decent amount of "starter" Legos with generic pieces.

Any recommendations on what to look for / look out for when getting something like that?

maverickz, the race cars look awesome!

markcov, I picked up and put together the Porsche GT3 last month and it was fantastic. What an awesome build. It was way beyond anything I've ever built. It's huge and there are so many moving parts. I'm just getting back into Lego after many years away, and it was quite the jump into the deep end. I've got it right here next to my desk at work!

Can anyone enable me on Brick Rigs?
https://store.steampowered.com/searc...
It seems like a very cheap way to revisit my Lego youth (including interactivity)

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There's usually at least one Speed Champion car that's just so awesome I have to have it.

fangblackbone wrote:

Can anyone enable me on Brick Rigs?
https://store.steampowered.com/searc...
It seems like a very cheap way to revisit my Lego youth (including interactivity)

Whoa that looks super fun. I can't enable as I haven't tried it, but that's yet another addition to the steam wishlist!

My friend went to Brickvention in Melbourne (Australia) and put some photos on Twitter

http://twitter.com/ehronlime

For those not familiar with Singapore, the "centerpiece" shown on that page is a model of a real apartment complex in Singapore called "The Interface". It's freaking amazing.

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Saw this article in my local newspaper and it made me laugh. I’ve wasted my 401k money just buying low cost index funds!

Hot New Asset Class is Lego Sets

I imagine the best returns are for New-in-box unopened sets. That’d be crazy to me. Buying a toy for investment value and leaving it safely stored away.

Do any of y’all have “investment grade” Lego Boxes waiting for the right moment to sell them?

Ugh. When I got back into Lego last year I was able to get like 5 Architecture sets used on Facebook Marketplace for $10 a piece. I don't want people to catch on to how much these appreciate.

Nor do I want to feel like I should hold on to all the bags, etc. I just want to build stuff.

Maybe I'll join Netbricks.

They are the baseball cards, beanie babies, and Star Wars toys of our time.

I do usually keep the boxes for the big sets we build. I don't plan on selling any of them though. I have purchased some used after retirement sets. Not all Lego sets go up in value. Most evergreen stuff does not. Modulars, technic and Star Wars big sets really do.

It is a double edged sword. If people did not buy them over time before retirement for resale it would be even tougher to buy retired sets. That's why I used to usually buy the big sets I am even semi interested in just so I won't have to buy them at 2x or 3x the price down the road. I'm a bit more selective now though.

One of my friend’s fathers ran a small comic, game, and toy store in the 60’s. He decided to invest in a warehouse as he expanded, and his policy was to put aside a few extra of *everything* in the warehouse. His expansion went well, but by the 80’s, his old toy collection was also worth literally millions on its own...

Funny this just comes up now! I just found about a place called Bricks and Minifigs, which is a franchise kind of thing where they buy, sell, and trade Lego. They are all over the country. There happens to be one about an hour from me, so I drove down a couple weekends ago. The place was somewhat small, but they had a number of full built sets for sale just out on the shelves (for fairly good prices) and a lot of newer sets still in boxes (for pretty close to the usual prices from what I could tell).

The two craziest things they had were one of the original pirate ship sets, still in the box unopened, selling for $1700, and a very old Technic set also in the box unopened: a big rig truck that had a trailer with a helicopter on it, for $700. That Technic set was one I totally remembered and wanted so bad as a kid. Unfortunately $700 is WAY too far up there.

The numbers, even for just unboxed built sets, were good enough where I'm now actually going through my big Lego bins at home attempting to remember the sets I had as a kid, and then rebuilding them. I don't have any boxes of course, but even complete old sets will get you at least some cash. I've managed to put together an old Technic set I had, and I'm in the process of finding the pieces for one of the original pirate ships. One thing: it sucks to search through a large bin finding a single tiny piece. I've started sorting everything into individual containers, but that also sucks! For individual pieces I can't find, I'm just ordering them online. Funny thing is I'll probably end up keeping a bunch of the more valuable old sets, just because I love them.

DSGamer wrote:

Ugh. When I got back into Lego last year I was able to get like 5 Architecture sets used on Facebook Marketplace for $10 a piece. I don't want people to catch on to how much these appreciate.

Wait...I could have been buying those sets for my wife for only $10? Doh! I never thought to even check the secondary market.

I sold some Lego Architecture to Bricks and Minifigs last year. I did not get as much as I expected, but it was easy. I was more interested in clearing things out anyway.

What is the area required for the feet of the UCS Millenium Falcon (length and width)? I have a large storage cabinet and want to know if it has enough top space for the feet to sit fully on it.

Robear wrote:

What is the area required for the feet of the UCS Millenium Falcon (length and width)? I have a large storage cabinet and want to know if it has enough top space for the feet to sit fully on it.

Lego wrote:

When built, the new set is eight inches high, 33 inches long and 22 inches wide

Yes, and I have that that info. But the legs themselves occupy a smaller square footage. I don't mind if the model overhangs, I can deal with that in various ways. What I need to know is the minimum footprint for the supporting legs in a horizontal display.

Robear wrote:

One of my friend’s fathers ran a small comic, game, and toy store in the 60’s. He decided to invest in a warehouse as he expanded, and his policy was to put aside a few extra of *everything* in the warehouse. His expansion went well, but by the 80’s, his old toy collection was also worth literally millions on its own...

This was an episode of Amazing Stories starring Mark Hamill.

This was Steve Geppi, whose son I went to school with. (And I was wrong, it was 1974, not "the 60's".) I'm sad to see he closed his museum, though. They had some cool stuff there, including an entire room essentially papered with extremely rare first edition comics.

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I make poor life choices.

Robear wrote:

Yes, and I have that that info. But the legs themselves occupy a smaller square footage. I don't mind if the model overhangs, I can deal with that in various ways. What I need to know is the minimum footprint for the supporting legs in a horizontal display. :-)

My rough* measurement is 18x13.5 inches from the outside edges of the landing struts. However, the front has one strut in the middle that probably isn't necessary to support the weight, so you could maybe get by with 15x13.5 if you don't mind some overhang.

*If it's looking like a tight fit on your cabinet, please verify elsewhere! Mine is perched on the corner of some built-in shelves and it's near the ceiling so I couldn't really line the tape measure up 100% precisely. Getting the sucker up there, lifting it overhead while balancing on a step ladder... it was quite harrowing.

Thank you! That's close enough, I think. I have around a 2' by 2' surface, so even if I'm off by a few inches in eyeballing it, I should be fine.

Thanks very much for checking that.

I have my MF on a 2' by 2' table, but I am also able to position it diagonally. There is still some overhang off of the table, but all the feet are comfortably inside.