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#2401 Chri5kng

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Canadian are nice or so that what everyone say.

#2402 Toadtorrent

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

View Postdr_spock, on 28 November 2012 - 04:21 AM, said:

I think Graeme Dymond.  
Kudos to the Si-MOCs, Darthnick and Rook for making it to the final 12.
Thanks for the news.  Congrats indeed to Si-MOCs, Darthnick and Rook.  I heard there were over 200 entrants.  I saw Graeme's name in a Yahoo mail post...but is he part of this forum at all?  Does anybody have any links to galleries from the events?  I would love to hear what the challenges and results were beyond the limited 25 pics on Yahoo.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

View PostChri5kng, on 28 November 2012 - 07:02 AM, said:

Canadian are nice or so that what everyone say.
Come drive on our roads, then see what you think, lol :laugh:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostToadtorrent, on 28 November 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

Thanks for the news.  Congrats indeed to Si-MOCs, Darthnick and Rook.  I heard there were over 200 entrants.  I saw Graeme's name in a Yahoo mail post...but is he part of this forum at all?  Does anybody have any links to galleries from the events?  I would love to hear what the challenges and results were beyond the limited 25 pics on Yahoo.

Ok so here it is:

BrickFactor Toronto 2012

SATURDAY


Round 1: 210 Builders split into 5 Groups building “Animals”.

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Round 2: 50 Builders split into 2 Groups building “Sports”.

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SUNDAY


Round 3: 25 Builders in 1 Group building “Around the House”.


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Round 4: 12 Builders in 1 Group building “Yourself in Lego”.

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#2405 Rolf

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

Those pictures rock!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostRolf, on 29 November 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

Those pictures rock!

Are you actually a "Rolf" or just some creepy stalker?
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

View PostRook, on 29 November 2012 - 09:31 PM, said:

Ok so here it is:
BrickFactor Toronto 2012
AWESOME...thanks so much for sharing...would love to have been there!!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:38 AM

Sherway has all the Hobbit sets, all but 1 Galaxy Squad, a handful of the new Town stuff, and a couple of the new Technic sets.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

View PostRook, on 29 November 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

Are you actually a "Rolf" or just some creepy stalker?

I hope creepy stalker!

Thanks for putting up the photos Rook!
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:20 AM

I was in the Oakville TRU tonight and found the new 60016 Tanker Truck! They had plenty in stock. Also picked up a couple 30201 Ghost polybags and the 30163 Thor Polybag (they had tons of these).
They also had the Hobbit video game and with purchase you get the free hobbit Polybag as well.
Happy Shopping!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

You probably mean the hobbit BOARD game, yes?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

I was wondering if anyone has seen the Mirkwood Elf polybag at TRU's here. I know that it has shown up in the US, but I fear we won't get it here.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:55 AM

Well here's a funny one...I just ordered the Ninjago Epic Dragon set from Amazon.co.uk with a price of  £48.99 hearing it was on sale on Brickset...added it to my cart and checked out to find it cost only  £45.78  SHIPPED to Canada!!  That's a deal!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

It looks like Toronto's getting a third store. A friend sent me this photo from Yorkdale. It's where the Apple Store was before the renovation.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

Man, if I happen to be going to U of T next year I should totally apply for a job at one of those stores part-time, it'd be so much fun.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

Does that mean the market in Toronto is that big to support 3 stores and a Discovery center?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

View Postdr_spock, on 07 December 2012 - 01:50 AM, said:

Does that mean the market in Toronto is that big to support 3 stores and a Discovery center?
Definitely. Fairview covers the east, Sherway covers the west, and Yorkdale covers north. BTW, where is the Discovery Centre going to be?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

View Postdr_spock, on 07 December 2012 - 01:50 AM, said:

Does that mean the market in Toronto is that big to support 3 stores and a Discovery center?
Like Prateek said...these developer's don't go lightly into choosing their new locations so apparently, the numbers add up to a third store.  Yorkdale is also very selective about what stores they will allow into the mall and they really do have their choice as many want that location. Star Article on Yorkdale Expansions

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

Wow that's nuts we go without Lego in the whole country for what seemed like forever, and then we get basically 4 places within 20 minutes of each other within 24 months! O.o

QEW, 401, 404, & 400. That's every major route into the largest city in the country.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

Sweet Christmas, another store?

I guess the fact being in Canada means being generally overcharged for LEGO doesn't phase buyers, if Toronto is buying enough product to warrant 4 locations.

It gives me a reason to go to Yorkdale, I guess, which is a mall I always avoid on account of it being a total jerk mall. But then LEGO Stores seem to gravitate towards jerk malls. I think Fairview is still my store of choice, though.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

View Postsok117, on 29 April 2012 - 04:58 PM, said:

thats really interesting, but it does make perfect sense.  I was wondering why there was never enough light and dark bley.  :sceptic:
Was at the Fairview store the other day, and a box of DBG 1x3's went from full to almost empty in about 4 days BEFORE it even hit the PAB walls.  So stuff disappears behind the scenes before the "public" even knows about it...which works out well if you're in the know - we get the bricks...the PAB wall maintains colour cache!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

View PostIAmWillGibson, on 07 December 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

Sweet Christmas, another store?

I guess the fact being in Canada means being generally overcharged for LEGO doesn't phase buyers, if Toronto is buying enough product to warrant 4 locations.

It gives me a reason to go to Yorkdale, I guess, which is a mall I always avoid on account of it being a total jerk mall. But then LEGO Stores seem to gravitate towards jerk malls. I think Fairview is still my store of choice, though.

Yeah, I'm lucky to stick to Fairview whenever I get a chance to visit relatives in Toronto; closer to where most of them live in Markham and the neighbourhood on the other side of Steeles.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Anyone know if the Sherway store has both the Unimog and 4x4 Crawler sets?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

View PostIAmWillGibson, on 07 December 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

Sweet Christmas, another store?

I guess the fact being in Canada means being generally overcharged for LEGO doesn't phase buyers, if Toronto is buying enough product to warrant 4 locations.

It gives me a reason to go to Yorkdale, I guess, which is a mall I always avoid on account of it being a total jerk mall. But then LEGO Stores seem to gravitate towards jerk malls. I think Fairview is still my store of choice, though.
Yeah...Yorkdale also rubs off on me as a jerk mall (for lack of better wording). Part of the reason I don't go there is that it's far for me, but also parking there is absolutely horrendous on a regular day...on Boxing day it's disgustingly bad (I realize it's Boxing day, but the crappiness of the parking situation there blows any other mall out of the water). [url=http://www.blogto.com/city/2011/10/the_worst_parking_lots_in_toronto/#]BlogTO back in 2011 named it one of the worst parking lots in the whole city. It just also rubs off on me as the kind of mall that's filled with people with tons of money to burn who are also the snobby about it (not saying everyone is, but it gives me that vibe).

Fairview is still the easiest drive for me considering where I normally live when I'm not at school is the Markham area. Sherway store I'd check maybe once in a while if I actually had a reason to be in that area but that's still a bit far of a drive.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

View Postpluto7443, on 13 December 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

Anyone know if the Sherway store has both the Unimog and 4x4 Crawler sets?

They had the Unimog in stock a couple days ago.  Can't recall whether they had the Crawler or not, so I'd be tempted to say that they were out.



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