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Jobbo
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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:12 pm

Everything Lego make seems to be a different scale these days.

Looks bloody good to me.

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Re: Lego

Post by ShockDiamonds » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:02 pm

I prefer Technic, but that one I will have.

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Re: Lego

Post by Ascender » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:34 pm

The boy is keen on the Stranger Things set.. I'm guessing its too new to see any deals, so is the best bet just to order from Lego themselves?

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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 pm

If you order from Lego, make sure you sign up as a VIP; you get VIP points which turn into discount vouchers and work out at 5% off over time. And you often get a free gift, currently a small Creator pelican set (which is nice, I have two of it because my wife got me one as well, but there are sometimes more substantial or valuable freebies).

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Re: Lego

Post by Ascender » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:17 pm

Thanks Jobbo, signed up and set ordered.

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Re: Lego

Post by Orange Cola » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Everything Lego make seems to be a different scale these days.

Looks bloody good to me.
I’ve kind of come to terms with the differing scales and that’s because of the second part of your post, they change scales because that means they can make them look really good.
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Re: Lego

Post by Ascender » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:32 pm

A watched order never ships....

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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:08 pm

You know they send it from Denmark? Expect it to take a few days.

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Re: Lego

Post by Ascender » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:53 pm

Its on its way!

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Re: Lego

Post by RobYob » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Finished my not-Lego 919 this morning. Fun build, some seriously fiddly sections but overall I enjoyed it more than the GT3.
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Doors and rear clip and wound up/down with a gear on the side. A neat little function but leave no room in the engine bay for much adornment of the little V4, no turbo or exhaust in the kit, I'm going to try and moc one.

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Re: Lego

Post by Orange Cola » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:30 pm

I’m actually looking forward to the Defender more and more. When was the last time Lego did a 4x4 with independent suspension? 15 years? And a working gearbox? Think that’s never, they’ve only done AWD and a gearbox with the studded supercar and Chiron (I did the studded supercar not so long ago and that was brilliant, I still have the Chiron sat in a box). And a tie in with a manufacturer? Never, unless you break the independent suspension rule and count the Unimog in.

Plus, how many Lego sets can you build that you can say you worked on the life size version of? Bring it on 8-)
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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:54 pm

They did a 4x4 with proper gearbox, full suspension and damped gullwing doors back in 2000: https://brickset.com/article/12012/revi ... off-roader

That review isn’t glowing but I disagree with Huw; it’s one of my favourite sets.

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Re: Lego

Post by Orange Cola » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:47 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:54 pm
They did a 4x4 with proper gearbox, full suspension and damped gullwing doors back in 2000: https://brickset.com/article/12012/revi ... off-roader

That review isn’t glowing but I disagree with Huw; it’s one of my favourite sets.
I’d forgotten about that, always wanted one and failed to find them as a complete set once they were discontinued. My experience with the technic supercar has put me off second hand Lego unless it’s still sealed in a box.
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Re: Lego

Post by RobYob » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:39 am

£70 for the Hoonicorn set is very tempting.

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Re: Lego

Post by Alex_ » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:15 am

I was in the local Lego store yesterday and saw the Harley, it did nothing for me. The Stranger Things set is CAF so order it online as I can't be arsed lugging a big box around.
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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:41 am

Now that Lego have messed around with VIP points, I assume you can't just spend them in store like you used to. Ordering online you have to get a voucher from the VIP area which you then use towards the purchase.

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Re: Lego

Post by Barry » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:45 pm

I've ordered the Harley anyway, it'll be a nice addition to the bike collection.

Ordered the car transporter too, as that'll go nicely with the Mack and racing truck #childishexcuses

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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm

I bought the white 911 Turbo on Friday. Already got the few bits, including wheel trims, to mod it to look like it’s wearing Fuchs alloys.

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Re: Lego

Post by Jobbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 pm

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Re: Lego

Post by Orange Cola » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:48 pm

They look cool.

I’m not too taken by the 4x4 thing, it seems to have missed the mark for me especially as you can get a decent hobby grade off road truck with a recognisable body for less money so I’m really not sure what the Lego USP is there. I’m waiting for the Defender to come out and I’ll pick one of those up.
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