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      05-06-2012 07:38 PM #596
      The wife and I went to the LEGO store at Potomac Mills and went a little nuts...





      My wife wanted the Emporium and the Medieval Market. I wasn't planning on getting the firehouse (I wanted the City Police Station and a technic Helicopter) but all three of these sets were being retired so we just got them all.
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      05-06-2012 07:43 PM #597
      GREAT HAUL!! My wife is tolerant of my LEGO collecting, but she's not in to it... yet.

      *Dr-Spock - I saw some of your sets for May the 4th on some random flickr pics.. those steam punk pieces are great!!
      GO SOX!!
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      05-06-2012 08:42 PM #598
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      but all three of these sets were being retired so we just got them all.
      Seriously?

      I want two of the three...
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      05-07-2012 07:20 AM #599
      Quote Originally Posted by Green Hare View Post
      Seriously?

      I want two of the three...
      Better get a move in then. I wish we had known because there a few of the creator sets that are no longer available, a coffee shop and hotel. Some douche on Amazon is selling the coffee shop for $1800 and the hotel goes for $600+...
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Butabi View Post
      I just want to know why OP thought making a thread in The Car Lounge would help him in any way... We've got a bunch of dudes telling him to "pepper his angus," and an insurance agent who just made a 2:30 appointment to **** someones wife. Classic TCL.

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      05-07-2012 10:48 AM #600
      Here is some progress from last night:

      My wife's Emporium- this is 2,182 pieces and 3 full-size instruction books!:


      The Emporium has some awesome touches, one is the guy in the changing room (it's made of the capes) and he has yellow legs because he's not wearing any pants. He's holding a pair of blue legs (pants) in his hands.


      My Fire Brigade- it's 2,231 pieces and 2 full-size instruction books:







      Book 1 complete:


      I'm generally a fast builder but there are so many pieces for book 1 it took me a while per step just to find the pieces. It was 73 pages of instructions and it took me about 5 hours to finish, I was up until 1 this morning.
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      05-09-2012 10:39 AM #601
      I finished the Fire Brigade last night.



      I probably had 11 or so hours into it. The main things that slowed me down were that we were watching Captain America, the Hulk and Thor again while building to get psyched up for The Avengers. Also, since we are building in front of the TV there was limited space to spread out so there was a LOT of searching for pieces.

      Anyway, I'm now in the post-build regret stage and wishing I had more LEGO to put together. My wife still has to finish the top floor of the Emporium and she still has the Medieval Market to put together.
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      05-09-2012 03:07 PM #602
      Found on GAF:

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    8. 05-10-2012 01:28 AM #603
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      I finished the Fire Brigade last night.

      Anyway, I'm now in the post-build regret stage and wishing I had more LEGO to put together. My wife still has to finish the top floor of the Emporium and she still has the Medieval Market to put together.
      I think it means you just have to get more Lego.


      Quote Originally Posted by xero_dobbler View Post

      *Dr-Spock - I saw some of your sets for May the 4th on some random flickr pics.. those steam punk pieces are great!!
      Thanks.


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      Our LUG did a display at the May 4th Star Wars Toronto Day for Sick Kids Hospital. It was a lot of fun.


















      Our guy with the fighters for the trench was late so we tried to fill in until he arrived.



      The kids were the best part.



      A little video of flying down the trench.


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      05-12-2012 06:42 AM #604
      That is totally awesome! I'm sure you made a lot of sick kids really happy.
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Butabi View Post
      I just want to know why OP thought making a thread in The Car Lounge would help him in any way... We've got a bunch of dudes telling him to "pepper his angus," and an insurance agent who just made a 2:30 appointment to **** someones wife. Classic TCL.

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      05-19-2012 09:50 AM #605
      dr_spock, PLEASE tell me that digital code mosaic works!!! If so then you and your group WIN the innanetz!

      EDIT- IT DOES!! Just pointed my phone at it!!! BRAVO gentlemen (and ladies if there are any)

      Here's my latest figure: Utapau Shadow Trooper

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      05-27-2012 09:27 AM #608
      My wife still had her Medieval Market to build and I was a bit jealous so we made a quick trip to Target to pick up something for me to build.

      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Butabi View Post
      I just want to know why OP thought making a thread in The Car Lounge would help him in any way... We've got a bunch of dudes telling him to "pepper his angus," and an insurance agent who just made a 2:30 appointment to **** someones wife. Classic TCL.

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      06-01-2012 06:41 PM #609
      not sure about yours, but my local Target has been running discounts on Lego City for a couple weeks now, and it has been tough to walk out empty-handed.
      welcome to the layer cake

    15. 06-03-2012 07:04 PM #610
      where can i possibly get pdf. of older sets from say late 80s (i think) to the mid 90s ?? my mom managed to save my tub of all my sets mixed together and this thread makes me want to start them today... like right now. i know i have an old 2 story police station, some medieval castle and lots of misc vehicles.
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      you're gonna run them regardless, so post pics when they're on. if they look stupid, we'll let you know.

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      06-03-2012 07:24 PM #611
      Quote Originally Posted by DUB_MANGv2 View Post
      where can i possibly get pdf. of older sets from say late 80s (i think) to the mid 90s ?? my mom managed to save my tub of all my sets mixed together and this thread makes me want to start them today... like right now. i know i have an old 2 story police station, some medieval castle and lots of misc vehicles.
      Find the sets here: http://www.brickset.com

      May have links to instructions.

    17. 06-05-2012 06:38 PM #612
      Quote Originally Posted by DUB_MANGv2 View Post
      where can i possibly get pdf. of older sets from say late 80s (i think) to the mid 90s ?? my mom managed to save my tub of all my sets mixed together and this thread makes me want to start them today... like right now. i know i have an old 2 story police station, some medieval castle and lots of misc vehicles.
      You can also try Peeron for older set instructions -> http://www.peeron.com/inv

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      06-25-2012 12:20 PM #613
      We had to return some chairs to IKEA so of course we had to go to the LEGO store.

      Wife got the Seaside House and a Minifig Accessory Pack:


      I got Technic Flatbed Truck (8109):


      I saved $20 on the flatbed because the box was all banged up.

      The 8109 Flatbed was a pretty awesome build. There are two "transmissions" for the truck that are changed with a switch, one for the raising and lowering of the bed and another for the wheel lift. And it's powered! I might have to take it apart and re-build the wheel lift, I missed a step that had a scale image for lining up the gears and it's now off. Ugh, it took me about 5 hours to build.

      http://technic.lego.com/en-us/Produc...ault.aspx#8109
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      06-25-2012 10:56 PM #614
      Bought and built two sets of TLOTR. Had an absolute blast putting them together!

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      06-26-2012 09:51 AM #615
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      The 8109 Flatbed was a pretty awesome build. There are two "transmissions" for the truck that are changed with a switch, one for the raising and lowering of the bed and another for the wheel lift. And it's powered! I might have to take it apart and re-build the wheel lift, I missed a step that had a scale image for lining up the gears and it's now off. Ugh, it took me about 5 hours to build.

      http://technic.lego.com/en-us/Produc...ault.aspx#8109
      Follow-up from another thread: After I built it the wheel lift was getting hung up and the cord for the motor was in the way of the bed. I had to take it partially apart to re-route the cord out of the way and had to tear apart the rear end because I hadn't pushed one of the shaft pieces through far enough and it was blocking one side of the wheel lift.

      Once I got it all back together the wheel lift wasn't flipping right. Turns out I missed a step that showed the proper alignment of a gear (one of the 1:1 blowups) so last night I totally tore it back down and started over from the beginning.

      It is definitely an awesome design and super complicated with the switching mechanism.

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      06-28-2012 09:52 AM #616
      If you don't have any blocks nearby you can now build something virtually using the Google Chrome browser at http://www.buildwithchrome.com/static/map Pretty cool

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      06-29-2012 10:21 AM #617
      I don't want to build in Australia...

      EDIT: Holy crap, talk about buggy. It runs like crap and you can't save your progress and come back, you have to work from start to finish in one sitting. And the parts selection is pretty sparse...not even 3x2 pieces.

      It could be awesome, but it's a half-assed implementation.
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      06-30-2012 03:01 PM #618
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      No one has posted this yet, soooo cool!!!!

      I picked one up a few weeks ago along with the camper van and the Sopwith. I'll post some photos of them when I get back from vacation.

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      GO SOX!!
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      07-06-2012 11:17 AM #620
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Follow-up from another thread: After I built it the wheel lift was getting hung up and the cord for the motor was in the way of the bed. I had to take it partially apart to re-route the cord out of the way and had to tear apart the rear end because I hadn't pushed one of the shaft pieces through far enough and it was blocking one side of the wheel lift.

      Once I got it all back together the wheel lift wasn't flipping right. Turns out I missed a step that showed the proper alignment of a gear (one of the 1:1 blowups) so last night I totally tore it back down and started over from the beginning.

      It is definitely an awesome design and super complicated with the switching mechanism.
      So after my second attempt at the build I got all the way to the end, where you create the vertical frame for the bed- it's like the 3rd to last step. And I realized that I sas missing a part. Turned out that I used the wrong piece all the way at the beginning of the build. It was a piece that happened to work in the wrong spot at the early stages of the build but they were not interchangable for this last step.

      I just left it out, the prospect of rebuilding the entire model AGAIN was just too much to take.

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    27. 07-07-2012 10:40 AM #622
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      So after my second attempt at the build I got all the way to the end, where you create the vertical frame for the bed- it's like the 3rd to last step. And I realized that I sas missing a part. Turned out that I used the wrong piece all the way at the beginning of the build. It was a piece that happened to work in the wrong spot at the early stages of the build but they were not interchangable for this last step.

      I just left it out, the prospect of rebuilding the entire model AGAIN was just too much to take.
      You could check BrickLink to see if someone is selling that part. Or you could send the set to me and I'll rebuild it for you.

    28. 07-08-2012 01:23 PM #623
      Finished building a drill rig attachment for my Unimog.


      unimog drill rig by dr_spock_888, on Flickr



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      AHAHAHAHAHA!!!: The Bluth family home was by far my favorite..
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      07-20-2012 11:06 AM #626
      Quote Originally Posted by JOHNS92JETTA View Post
      too cool!

    32. 07-21-2012 03:05 AM #627
      All I can say is wow! All of the toys posted here are awesome, great and outstanding. I have seen many toys in my life but I have never seen such attractive collectibles ever before. I just found it impossible to remove my eyes from here.

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      07-30-2012 03:58 PM #628
      My wife just called me from BJ's and they had these in the toy aisle for only $15 a piece. Score.







      They are normally $20 elsewhere. I've been wanting that garbage truck for a while.
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      07-30-2012 04:36 PM #629
      Quote Originally Posted by dr_spock View Post
      Finished building a drill rig attachment for my Unimog.
      Your Unimog is awesome.

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      08-01-2012 12:29 PM #630
      Thought I would share a couple pics of these minifigs I found at the Lego Store in the Westfield Mall in west London on the weekend. Team GB figures, nine to collect in total, I picked up 5 and got one double of the gymnast.






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