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Man, Simpsons House is another one of those sets I want to want more than I actually DO want, like the classic Batcave. Like, I think it's the whole opening dollhouse setup making each "room" look incomplete and too small to me, versus a modular style setup. Plus the outside is of course a little simple by necessity of the original design, so it's nothing too mindblowing. So it ends up being a set where I like the idea of it a lot, but don't think I can justify the actual set.
Kwik-E Mart is way more iconic. The biggest problem I have with the Simpsons sets is how bad all the minifigs look.
 
Late notice, but Disney Store web site has 25% off most items over $100 and free shipping with code TREAT. This includes Silent Mary, First Order Star Destroyer, and First Order Heavy Assault Walker. Their prices are terribly inflated but you still end up saving around $20-$30 on each. And by terribly inflated I mean absolutely shameful as in $70 for Battle on Takodana shameful.

This does NOT include Disney Castle, sadly.
 
Late notice, but Disney Store web site has 25% off most items over $100 and free shipping with code TREAT. This includes Silent Mary, First Order Star Destroyer, and First Order Heavy Assault Walker. Their prices are terribly inflated but you still end up saving around $20-$30 on each. And by terribly inflated I mean absolutely shameful as in $70 for Battle on Takodana shameful.

This does NOT include Disney Castle, sadly.
Silent Mary is so awesome.
 
Late notice, but Disney Store web site has 25% off most items over $100 and free shipping with code TREAT. This includes Silent Mary, First Order Star Destroyer, and First Order Heavy Assault Walker. Their prices are terribly inflated but you still end up saving around $20-$30 on each. And by terribly inflated I mean absolutely shameful as in $70 for Battle on Takodana shameful.

This does NOT include Disney Castle, sadly.
Was hoping that the code worked on the Shop Disney Parks App, and that would couple with my AP discount as well.
 
Looks like MegaBlok to me.
No idea but if you had a bunch of them it would be cool to make a hanging chain fence with
There's a chance it could be a MegaBlok piece but I'd be very, very surprised. It would have to be a foreign contaminant brought in by non PalaceBrother child.

There are no numbers on it but the coloring & molding fits perfectly with LEGO. I suspect it's from a Friends or Elves set but I can't find it. Here it is again, this time with a like-colored 1x1 cone.

 
Man, Simpsons House is another one of those sets I want to want more than I actually DO want, like the classic Batcave. Like, I think it's the whole opening dollhouse setup making each "room" look incomplete and too small to me, versus a modular style setup. Plus the outside is of course a little simple by necessity of the original design, so it's nothing too mindblowing. So it ends up being a set where I like the idea of it a lot, but don't think I can justify the actual set.
Simpson’s House is an awesome parts pack in the end. The mini builds and furniture inside are ace, since they are what Bessa is best at. The rest of it though is just decent.
I think "decent" is probably the highest praise I would give it. You're bang on with the mini builds though-they're fantastic. Bessa did the Haunted House too right? The features in that set are ridiculously clever.

Overall the Simpsons house was a tremendous letdown for me. The way the roof clumsily rests is really awkward and I didn't enjoy the flow of the build very much. The door to the car hole is next to impossible to open, and during the build that whole section collapsed more than once while trying to attach it to the house proper.
 
I think "decent" is probably the highest praise I would give it. You're bang on with the mini builds though-they're fantastic. Bessa did the Haunted House too right? The features in that set are ridiculously clever.

Overall the Simpsons house was a tremendous letdown for me. The way the roof clumsily rests is really awkward and I didn't enjoy the flow of the build very much. The door to the car hole is next to impossible to open, and during the build that whole section collapsed more than once while trying to attach it to the house proper.
*car hold ;)
 

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There's a chance it could be a MegaBlok piece but I'd be very, very surprised. It would have to be a foreign contaminant brought in by non PalaceBrother child.

There are no numbers on it but the coloring & molding fits perfectly with LEGO. I suspect it's from a Friends or Elves set but I can't find it. Here it is again, this time with a like-colored 1x1 cone.
It almost looks like a ski-pole piece for minifigs (and a ton of gold ones were used as decorations on the Creator Big Ben set).

 
There's a chance it could be a MegaBlok piece but I'd be very, very surprised. It would have to be a foreign contaminant brought in by non PalaceBrother child.

There are no numbers on it but the coloring & molding fits perfectly with LEGO. I suspect it's from a Friends or Elves set but I can't find it. Here it is again, this time with a like-colored 1x1 cone.
LEGOGAF has never failed to identify LEGO parts or sets.



Contamination has occurred.
 
There are no numbers on it but the coloring & molding fits perfectly with LEGO. I suspect it's from a Friends or Elves set but I can't find it. Here it is again, this time with a like-colored 1x1 cone.
When I first looked at it, it looked like a part in my daughter's Lego Disney Princess sets. And then, I checked through the whole list of the Princess sets but I do not see anything similar to this.

I'm stumped as well.
 
Okay, so the Toys R Us exclusive Bricktober Batman minifig promotion thing starts next week, and the idea is you spend $50 on Lego to get it as a freebie, right? So, my question is... what should I be expecting to pay for this thing if I DON'T do that promotion? Like, I'm not really looking to shop at Toys R Us for full priced Lego sets... I guess in theory it's kind of like a discount of whatever I'd have to pay otherwise, but still, doesn't seem ideal.
 
Okay, so the Toys R Us exclusive Bricktober Batman minifig promotion thing starts next week, and the idea is you spend $50 on Lego to get it as a freebie, right? So, my question is... what should I be expecting to pay for this thing if I DON'T do that promotion? Like, I'm not really looking to shop at Toys R Us for full priced Lego sets... I guess in theory it's kind of like a discount of whatever I'd have to pay otherwise, but still, doesn't seem ideal.
Tru has 20+% off time to time on normal sets so u might luck out if u are collecting star wars, Lego Friends, Ninjago etc. They don't ever discount modulars n expert creator though
 
Okay, so the Toys R Us exclusive Bricktober Batman minifig promotion thing starts next week, and the idea is you spend $50 on Lego to get it as a freebie, right? So, my question is... what should I be expecting to pay for this thing if I DON'T do that promotion? Like, I'm not really looking to shop at Toys R Us for full priced Lego sets... I guess in theory it's kind of like a discount of whatever I'd have to pay otherwise, but still, doesn't seem ideal.
I saw a review and the person said he was allowed to buy the Ninjago set for $20. So it really depends on what you were considering to buy to get the promo and if you could get that set for $20 or more less.
 
How’s the Batwing? Good build? Local Walmart has it for $45.

They also have Jakku Quadjumper for $25. Trying to decide if I want to drive out of my way to buy those two items that aren’t exactly on my wishlist.
 
Am I the weirdo that likes the off color parts? Makes it look dirtier and more worn.
I think uneven colors is a good thing, but the way it's done on UCS Falcon doesn't convince me fully (when it's a square element of a really different color on a perfectly uniform surface, it's strange)

The more I look at the back, the more I have trouble with the way they depicted deflector plates, too...
 
Going to have to email lego.

Shipping labels made last thursday.

Bonuses recieved Monday. No falcon.


Anyways. My 3.5 yr old son is now in the habit of grabbing the lego bucket out everyday and building what he calls ninjas and putting them on display. Must have like 6 now. Not sure how im going to convince him to tear them down.

I kind of suck at lego. Is there a way i can get better so i can teach him to be good? Lol
 
Going to have to email lego.

Shipping labels made last thursday.

Bonuses recieved Monday. No falcon.


Anyways. My 3.5 yr old son is now in the habit of grabbing the lego bucket out everyday and building what he calls ninjas and putting them on display. Must have like 6 now. Not sure how im going to convince him to tear them down.

I kind of suck at lego. Is there a way i can get better so i can teach him to be good? Lol
I'm starting to wonder if Fed Ex people are knowing what the boxes are and deciding it's worth it to "lose" them.
 
I'm starting to wonder if Fed Ex people are knowing what the boxes are and deciding it's worth it to "lose" them.
I wonder if that's one of those old rumors at this point. I'm sure, years and years ago, UPS/Fedex/USPS would lose (steal) items, but you would think at this point there'd actually be cameras and security after that shit happening for so long.

It might be legit too, but I think of like Amazon who makes everyone empty everything on the way in and out.
 
I wonder if that's one of those old rumors at this point. I'm sure, years and years ago, UPS/Fedex/USPS would lose (steal) items, but you would think at this point there'd actually be cameras and security after that shit happening for so long.

It might be legit too, but I think of like Amazon who makes everyone empty everything on the way in and out.
My Fed ex driver is horrible. Lost two of my packages and has misdelivered 3 packages to my place in under a year. Not even the same neighbor but 3 different ones in other condo buildings across the parking lot. I can't possibly be the only one with problems with him and called in complaints yet he is still there. I just don't have much faith or trust in them.
 
I'm starting to wonder if Fed Ex people are knowing what the boxes are and deciding it's worth it to "lose" them.
I wasn’t trying to cause any concern the first time this came up, but...

“Label created” means Lego generated a shipping label but hasn’t given FedEx anything to pick up yet. Typically it means something is sitting at a dock waiting for a regularly scheduled pickup time. But these Falcons are all coming from a distribution center somewhere most likely - hundreds or thousands of boxes leaving each day, multiple times per day. The odds of a FedEx pickup driver knowing what’s in any one box are very slim.

Usually this would indicate a lost package - something dropped into a grate on a dock or left in the wrong bin or accidentally scanned in as part of another shipment. But given the Falcon stock situation, I think it’s more likely that Lego never gave them a package to pick up. Either way, I’d be calling at this point for an ETA. It honestly sounds like Lego is just waiting for more stock to fulfill the order.
 
I wonder if that's one of those old rumors at this point. I'm sure, years and years ago, UPS/Fedex/USPS would lose (steal) items, but you would think at this point there'd actually be cameras and security after that shit happening for so long.

It might be legit too, but I think of like Amazon who makes everyone empty everything on the way in and out.
I worked at Toys R Us online warehouse long ago and they made us take everything out of our pockets and they searched our bags and stuff and had a metal detector, etc so yeah, it would be hard to walk out with something. However, I am sure there are other ways things happen. I know once my company got a delivery in the morning of some important stuff for a install job and the next stop the truck was making was to the Lego Store and there was legit 3 pallets of boxes of lego sets and PAB. They actually took it all of the truck and put it to the side to get to our stuff. I legit looked through it for unannounced stuff, lol. I also talked to the store manager later and he said that the stuff is supposed to normally be the LEGO store first stop to prevent stuff from being stolen but I guess since my company has such a good relationship with the shipping terminal that when we requested first delivery, they came to us.

Also, related note, did you guys see Jangs last Bricks and Pieces order. It got mutilated.
 
I think the consensus is that is not a LEGO part. I checked LEGO Scala and Bellville sets in case it was some weird older part no longer being made. I also, looked into K'Nex, Mega Bloks, and Kre-o and found nothing that is like that. Granted, the online resources for parts for those brands are light years behind LEGO resources.

If you ever find out what it is please let us know.
 


TRU is filing for bankruptcy because they think products like this are good at LEGO prices. 89 pieces for $9.99.
I'm always fascinated at LEGO compatible "minifigures". McFarlane sets falling into building block category is highly questionable, but I would love to see some of these IPs (NEVER gonna happen) in LEGO minifig form.
Mega Bloks seems to have gone away from trying to copy LEGO minifigs and going full steam into mini action figures with their Halo success.
I guess Mega Construx is calling them MICRO action figures (further differentiating them from minifigures).
https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/worlds/halo/playsets/micro-action-figures-foxtrot-series-cnc84

I'm a bit interested in these MEGA CONSTRUX™ HEROES micro action figure packs. I'd like to use the He-Man Power-Sword with minifigures. It's a slippery slope...next thing I'll be doing is mixing LEGO and MEGA bricks.
 
You're reminding me of those R&M McFarlane sets... which thankfully I decided not to buy after watching some youtube reviews.

The weird cheap bendy plastic they used for Rick's head and arms is severely offputting. Reminds me of something you'd pull out of a gumball machine.
 
This just makes me realize that there STILL isn't a mini modulars 2.

Seriously, Lego, WHY?
No idea. I remember one of the modular creator's videos on YouTube saying that he would build a mini-modular with every Full-sized modular he made, so I wonder if he stopped doing that after the initial 5 or something.

And for the size of mini-modulars, they're not the cheapest things to Bricklink all the pieces for, and they use such a variety of little pieces that it can get a bit complicated to buy all the pieces I need.

I bought all the pieces I needed for my Mini-Modular Pet Shop and it probably came to around $50 just for the one (and I was taking some pieces from sets I already owned, like some of the rare sand blue pieces). Had to use 3 different Bricklink sellers and PAB from LEGO.COM. The shipping especially starts to add up.

I really want to do a Mini-Modular Town Hall since i designed a to-scale model of it myself in LDD, but I've been a little scared to see how much it'll cost. I don't think that orange-tan Town Hall color is super rare (I hope) so it might not be as much.
 
No idea. I remember one of the modular creator's videos on YouTube saying that he would build a mini-modular with every Full-sized modular he made, so I wonder if he stopped doing that after the initial 5 or something.

And for the size of mini-modulars, they're not the cheapest things to Bricklink all the pieces for, and they use such a variety of little pieces that it can get a bit complicated to buy all the pieces I need.

I bought all the pieces I needed for my Mini-Modular Pet Shop and it probably came to around $50 just for the one (and I was taking some pieces from sets I already owned, like some of the rare sand blue pieces). Had to use 3 different Bricklink sellers and PAB from LEGO.COM. The shipping especially starts to add up.

I really want to do a Mini-Modular Town Hall since i designed a to-scale model of it myself in LDD, but I've been a little scared to see how much it'll cost. I don't think that orange-tan Town Hall color is super rare (I hope) so it might not be as much.
I think that's why. It would need a small amount of a ton of different parts, so it's hard to get any economical production for it.
 
I think that's why. It would need a small amount of a ton of different parts, so it's hard to get an economical production for it.
That was one of the reasons I chose the Mini-modular set as my first dip into LEGO as an adult.

I liked that it was a smaller set, but I loved that it had such a large amount and variety of pieces.
 
Visited the Lego store today (the missus wanted to go shopping in the mall where we have one). Didn’t buy anything, as double VIP is coming up, but finally saw Ninjago City, London Bus, UCS Snow Speeder, The Carrousel, WV Station and offcourse The Falcon on display.

Ninjago City looks glorious, and will be my Double VIP buy. London Bus is definitely on my list too now and I’ll nab UCS Snow Speeder when chances arise (it’ll appear in regular shops and have a discount, I hope. I got the UCS Tie that way). Carousel is nice, but I can skip. WV Station didn’t do much for me, but I’ll get it come december.

And the UCS Falcon is freaking glorious. But now that I’ve seen it in person, it’s clearly way to big (next to way to expensive), so though I’d love to build it, I can easily skip it without feeling regrets.