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    Kildare, Ireland
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    Compulsive collector of Lego Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, City, 9V trains, and anything that has LS@H exclusive on it.

    Non-lego interests include stamp collecting and managing a Matchbox bus fleet.


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  1. Am I correct in thinking that if I already have a Merlin annual pass that expired last October I can renew for €69/€79 which would be much cheaper than the new member rate?
  2. Given the last time your were in Fabrik in LEGOLAND, I take it hiring a Smart car is out of the question then?
  3. One other point re 20% discount for those unable to avail of the AFOL shopping day. For the past few years when purchasing the Merlin annual pass we got a booklet of vouchers one of which has been a 20% off coupon (one time purchase but there is no limit to how many sets or parts can be in that purchase - or if there is I haven't reached it despite doing my best to test it). Without the coupon its 10% off in most shops (and free access to LL Billund if within 12 months). I haven't looked at this year's prices but these passes have paid for themselves many times over given our purchases and park-hopping.
  4. I see you've applied to brick.ie. You are aware that we are no longer part of the empire?.
  5. Don't forget that the Fabrik attraction in this park is unique in terms of type and availability of parts to acquire by weight. It is no coincidence that German bricklinkers often have large quantities of rare new parts. Last time out I picked up parts that do not appear in any sets presumably because they were swapped by park model builders for other parts they needed.
  6. I believe you can get the effective 5% value through VIP points without a VIP card if you have a VIP number, for example if you forgot the physical card or signed up online.
  7. Please sign up myself, Bfenz and Amfenz Need reservation at Kirchenbauerhof: yes please - Apartment sharing: yes/no -> No. Please reserve a 2 bedroom space for the Fenz family - Number of persons and length of stay? 3 persons staying from Wednesday night until Saturday night (4 nights - checking out Sunday) - Are you member of a registered LUG? Only those will be eligible to receive a discount of 15% on Saturday - Yes (x2)[And stickerx2] - Anything else we need to know? (help needed in flying/transport ...) Should be okay as we'll hire a car The dates of the event are Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th of April. Wednesday and Sunday are travel dates only, program will be held Thursday til Saturday.
  8. New dates fine with the Fenz's
  9. Pity about the postage costs to europe. Above $100 or so and its $50 postage to Europe with the additional customs/VAT/handling risk that could add another 40/50euro to a $150 bill.
  10. As above. There was a mention of possible alternative dates. Have the dates firmed up? Flights, leave etc. have to be booked and I've an invitation to another event on the same weekend to turn down.
  11. Completed just in time for the Brick Live exhibition in Birmingham was my latest MOC based on Dublin's Davenport Hotel. That particular building was chosen because Scooby Doo needed to check out something more than just the haunting ghouls on the roof and scary lanterns awaiting those who entered, namely the 'illegal' gambling on the first floor between the centre columns. This particular feature is a fully functioning Mindstorms powered 'push-button' operated 'slot machine' that releases gold 2x2 coins out the front right door once the three barrels line up with the same colour. Reloading is through the roof. At the weekend the colour sensors worked very well once the rechargeable battery wasn't depleted. The photos below show an overview of the model, its rear (pre-swimming pool), roof swimming pool and close-up of the spinning barrels. Enjoy. A collection of photos from Bricklive at the NEC 2016. by Dfenz, on Flickr A collection of photos from Bricklive at the NEC 2016. by Dfenz, on Flickr A collection of photos from Bricklive at the NEC 2016. by Dfenz, on Flickr A collection of photos from Bricklive at the NEC 2016. by Dfenz, on Flickr A collection of photos from Bricklive at the NEC 2016. by Dfenz, on Flickr
  12. And we had one of the shortest transfers we've ever done. Its no fun running through Amsterdam airport to the furthest possible gate. Luckily there was no queue at passport control. I've never before had the crew come through the cabin asking the passengers to identify a piece of baggage like they did at Billund! Its also remarkable how the baggage seems to get to the plane before the passengers at these large airports. Thanks to Holodoc, Bonaparte and our friends in LEGO for making the event so memorable. I will certainly be robbing some of Holodoc's ideas for our own events. Hope to see everyone again in Gunzburg where of course the fabulous Fabrik awaits.
  13. I am interested in 21101. I will pm you to see what you want for it.
  14. @Holodoc That train is on special offer at the moment in Smyths so no promises as to the price post event.
  15. Peppermint_M, I'd be interested in a pair of bumper cars. What would you like for them?