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#526 splatman

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

View Postspacefan6901, on 11 March 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

Since I never know exactly what will be on the PaB wall (the closest stores near me are not set up on Brickbuildr site and I'd submit an initial inventory but not sure exactly how), it is always a secondary reason for a visit if I am going there anyway.)
Send a message to Brickbuildr's admin with the number of rows and columns in the wall, plus the name of the city and state/province and/or country it's in. He'll set up the grid, then you can submit an inventory. Take your camera (or your camera-equipped cellphone) along, and take pix of the wall, so you don't have to rely on your memory of what's in the wall while you submit the inventory.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:39 PM

I'm a little upset that I didn't go back to the Lego store(s) sooner, because in passing Shepherds Bush earlier today I noticed the grab bags. They also seem to be upping their game on the PAB wall, which can only be good news.
I'm hoping there's going to be some bags left when I return tomorrow, but thankfully I have a couple of Christmas boxes left, so I will be filling my boots. As well as some white horses (the rumours were true!) I also saw Green and Reddish Brown 1x4 tiles and 1x2 palisade (log) bricks in Tan.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

View PostSilentMode, on 11 March 2012 - 10:39 PM, said:

I'm a little upset that I didn't go back to the Lego store(s) sooner, because in passing Shepherds Bush earlier today I noticed the grab bags. They also seem to be upping their game on the PAB wall, which can only be good news.
I'm hoping there's going to be some bags left when I return tomorrow, but thankfully I have a couple of Christmas boxes left, so I will be filling my boots. As well as some white horses (the rumours were true!) I also saw Green and Reddish Brown 1x4 tiles and 1x2 palisade (log) bricks in Tan.

Ooh, reddish brown tiles that's great! Stratford said they were sad that 'other' LEGO stores got many of the pieces they were asking for. It would be awesome if you have time to update the Brickbuildr iPab after you go today?


Stratford also had amazing grab bags when I went Saturday - many Friends pieces so I have some awesome colours now.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:10 AM

I decided to pack a large cup. i wish i could of squeezed in more but i due to the shoulder to shoulder crowd, i had to cut the packing short and resort to a partial stack/small part pack in method. Here's the haul:

lime green brick 1x1 - 81
Dark gray 1X3 brick - 11
Green 1x3 brick - 10
1X2 tan log - 4 -- side note - all the little tan parts were jumbled in one section so i couldn't find very many
Grill plate white 1X2 - 7
1X2 black brick - 4
1X2 blue brick - 8
1X2 lime green - 10
1X2 white brick - 15
1X2 trans black - 29
1X2 trans clear - 32
Dark gray corner brick - 3 -- side note - the 2X2 bricks AND corners were in 1 container so i couldn't dig up very many
Lime green 1X4 - 3
Read 1X4 brick - 7
red 1X6 brick - 13
White 2x2 brick - 4
Red brick 2X2 - 2
Blue brick 2x2 - 1
Dark gray brick 2X2 - 11
Brown 2X2 brick - 9
brown 2x4 brick - 6
orange brick 2x4 - 2
yellow 2x4 brick - 2
white 2X4 - 1
yellow 2X8 brick - 1
Light gray 2x6 brick - 3
white 2X6 brick - 9
blue 2x6 brick - 10
Red 2x2 tile - 4
blue 1X8 tile - 8
green 1X4 - 23
red 2X4 plate - 1
lime green 1X4 plate - 1
tan 1X4 plate - 17
brown 1X2 plate -26
tan 1x2 - 4
Trans clear 1x2 - 1
4 X 7 car base - 3
wheels for car - 12
2x2x2 slope white - 8
ladder with clips on one end - 4
bar that can be attached to stud - 8
1x2/2x2 bracket white - 4
white Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Handle - 2
Panel 1 x 2 x 1 - 2
2x2 white corner plate - 2
1x2 slope tan - 9
1x1 trans clear yellow round - 90
1x1 trans clear - 1
1x1 yellow trans square - 11
1x1 trans clear square - 1

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

View PostACWWgal2011, on 13 March 2012 - 01:10 AM, said:

I decided to pack a large cup. i wish i could of squeezed in more but i due to the shoulder to shoulder crowd, i had to cut the packing short and resort to a partial stack/small part pack in method. Here's the haul ...

Wow. I wish we got PAB like that in the UK.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

I live in Orlando, Fl and i made my way down to Downtown Disney and visited the Lego Store there for the first time. I tried my hand at the PAB wall of course so here is what i got:

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x48 grey 1x4
x91 D grey 1x1
x76 D grey 1x2
x15 Sand 2x2 Corner
x84 Green 1x2 Slopes
x120 Black 1x2
x22 White 1x2
x25 Black 1x6 Tile
x86 Blue 1x6 Tile
x82 Blue Trans 1x1 Round Plate
x40 Clear 1x2 Plate
x4 Black 2x2 Inverted Slope
x2 Black 2x3
x1 Grey 2x3

The other two cups were all blue 1x1 round plate and 295 bamboo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

Went to Shepherd's Bush today. They definitely got a wider range in the recent round of orders than Stratford, and I was thrilled with the amount of trans available - the containers were full to overflowing with pretty pieces. They are expecting more parts next week, and are placing a third order too! It's a new catalog bonanza.


iPab is updated, but a couple of notes -
  • The red flowers have a closed stud, this is the new 2012 version. Bricklink doesn't even list them in red yet. It looks nice, but is clearly less useful!
  • The 1x4 tiles I marked as Reddish Brown are actually (old) Brown. iPab no longer has that colour in the list!
Shame the hinges were in red, but I got some anyway. They were fun to pack in the cup - I attached them in a big ring that fitted neatly round the rim of the cup!


Oh they also gave me one of the Friends mini-build packs as only 20 people came to the event over the 2 days. Most interesting pieces were 3 ice creams, 3 trans clear goblets and a 2x6 bright pink plate. The rest of the packs are going into Grab Bags, so it may be worth heading out there if you like the sound of those pieces, but I would ring first as they had no Grab Bags on display today. There was also some chat going on amongst them which I didn't quite follow about trans-red jewels going into Grab Bags too...
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

I was at Stratford yesterday (just a few hours ago): sadly no minidolls in the grab bags, but still a good selection of parts - they're adding parts from the last two Monthly mini-builds to some more. The wall was the same as the last update.

Might have to revisit Shepherds Bush either later or on Thursday, things are getting interesting!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

View PostSilentMode, on 14 March 2012 - 01:25 AM, said:


Might have to revisit Shepherds Bush either later or on Thursday, things are getting interesting!

Go today - last double points day!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:56 PM

Hi, Natesroom. Welcome to EB.
Would you please resize those pics. Tutorials here, or you can sign up for Flickr, as they resize for you.
I hope that this helps, and that you have a great time here.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

Finally filled my 3 Holiday Boxes.

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6x8   plate, green        x2
2x4   brick, gray        x18
2x4   brick, green       x27
2x12  plate, gray        x15
1x3   brick, dark gray  x102
1x4   plate, lime         x9
1x2   brick, clear black x40
1x2   brick, clear       x36
1x2x2 panel, clear       x16
1x2   brick, green        x1
      grass              x68
      leaves              x1
      flowers            x35 sprues
                 total:  370


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2x4   brick, gray        x18
6x12  plate, green        x2
1x2   slope, green       x40
2x2   brick, brown        x9
2x4   brick, lime        x27
2x4   brick, brick red   x63
2x2   tile, dark tan     x43
                 total:  202


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1x8x3 fence, white       x12
1x4x1 arch, white        x39
1x2   tile, lime        x267
      Horse, white        x7
                 total:  325


Yeah... as time wore on I was getting a bit edgy; bought a bunch of sets and stuff and was spending a bit too much time in a LEGO store for an adult non-employee, so I just kind of threw it in the last box.  Pretty freaking awesome for "free," though.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:53 AM

Wow...horses!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:37 AM

View Postnatesroom, on 15 March 2012 - 02:53 AM, said:

Wow...horses!
Damn skippy... I meant to get eight; I'll have to go back and actually pay money... the store in my area was upgraded from a "retail outlet" to a full blown "LEGO Store," moved to a bigger location in the mall, and has a much larger pick-a-brick selection now.  There's a lot of pieces I should have gotten that I couldn't fit in my three little boxes.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:44 PM

Nice job! Glad you found the tutorial helpful. Stay Creative!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

Not really a CUP, but I did buy a lot of PAB yesterday. Asked about buying bamboo leaves in bulk (we're building a train layout in our basement) and they had a full box I could buy! $70 for what I'm guessing is around 2000 bamboo leaves :) It's nice when the local employees all recognize you when you walk in cause you've spent so much money there...

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

View PostRaven Brickroft, on 11 April 2009 - 11:36 PM, said:

Oh lawdy. I really wish there were PAB walls here in our country. Instead, we get stuck with almost always having 2x the US price for sets here.

Pretty Much the same in Australia - as far as i know there aren't any PAB walls and we probably pay about twice US price as well.
And the Aussie dollar is supposedly going strong.  :sceptic:

Oh Well :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:07 AM

View Postmostlytechnic, on 16 March 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

Not really a CUP, but I did buy a lot of PAB yesterday. Asked about buying bamboo leaves in bulk (we're building a train layout in our basement) and they had a full box I could buy! $70 for what I'm guessing is around 2000 bamboo leaves :) It's nice when the local employees all recognize you when you walk in cause you've spent so much money there...

I got 250 in a small cup... So if i bought 8 cups at 7.99 it would be 63 before tax... you had to have gotten more then 2000 no?

View Postfred67, on 15 March 2012 - 04:37 AM, said:

Damn skippy... I meant to get eight; I'll have to go back and actually pay money... the store in my area was upgraded from a "retail outlet" to a full blown "LEGO Store," moved to a bigger location in the mall, and has a much larger pick-a-brick selection now.  There's a lot of pieces I should have gotten that I couldn't fit in my three little boxes.

If you get a list of what the wall has, i will get a list of the orlando store. I'm guessing they must be different if you got horses. I'd seriously think about trying to trade some PAB stuff. I'm not the best stacker but i'm no slouch either!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:21 AM

View Postkasmca, on 09 March 2012 - 04:03 AM, said:

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Very nice haul! Which store did you visit? For those familiar with the Fairview store, do they still have horses?

Also, that April 10-11 promo sounds good! I guess it's time to sign up for VIP.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:37 AM

View Postprateek, on 27 March 2012 - 01:21 AM, said:

Very nice haul! Which store did you visit? For those familiar with the Fairview store, do they still have horses?

Also, that April 10-11 promo sounds good! I guess it's time to sign up for VIP.

yeah i'm waiting for my card and it hasnt come yet for my second username.

Anywasy does anyone know how many 1x1 Bricks come in a box? I'm looking at them on bricklink and they're selling them for .04-.07 cents for anyone that has a large enough collection and i thought maybe it would be better for me to just go down and buy a box instead.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

View Postprateek, on 27 March 2012 - 01:21 AM, said:

For those familiar with the Fairview store, do they still have horses?
Not at the moment...

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

Liverpool iPab updated. There are also black spades & axes that aren't in the parts list at the moment.

The build-a-minigure stand has a lot of parts from the early collectible minifigures for anyone that missed out. No zombies or spartans though. :/

John Lewis also has a box of S7 out.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:18 AM

My HUGE Pick-a-Brick Trip. As this was my first time, I was expecting to get in the 300-400 range. Instead, I got 942 bricks! (Well, there were over 300 1x2 Red-Brown Plates, but still.) Here's my pictures and total.

The Cup. The bricks on the floor are those bricks that overflowed when the lid popped off the first time.

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The Top of the Cup. The dark red 4x4 square is the center of the cup.

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All the bricks spread out and sorted.

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The Bricks Put in Regularly. Over 50% didn't go in this time.  *oh2*

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My totals:

20 Dark Red 2x4 Bricks
11 Tan 4x6 Plates
42 2x1 Clear Plates
6 Left Dark Red 6x3 Wedge
18 Right Dark Red 6x3 Wedge
69 Green Stems
28 Red-Brown Chairs
17 Red 2x2 Tiles
14 Dark Bley 2x2 Bricks
1 Yellow 2x2 Bricks
4 Clear 2x2 Slopes
50 Trans-Orange Fire
10 Light Bley Ladders
10 Blue Flowers 2x2
25 Black 1x2 with Clip
71 Trans-Green 1x1 Plates
65 Trans-Red 1x1 Plates
125 Trans-Blue 1x1 Round Plates
306 Red-Brown 1x2 Plates

Quite alot, eh?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:00 AM

View Postspacefan6901, on 11 March 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

I saw that in the April Store Calendar, and in the fine print on back is no mention of a hard limit, except for possibly the interpretation of "a" large PaB cup as being singular. Although I'm sure that is basically up to each store manager on duty I guess... but let's not get TOO greedy, and plan on leaving some for others as well :)

(It's rare that I ever get more than 2 large cups in one trip anyway. Since I never know exactly what will be on the PaB wall (the closest stores near me are not set up on Brickbuildr site and I'd submit an initial inventory but not sure exactly how), it is always a secondary reason for a visit if I am going there anyway.)

According to the page for the Sherway Gardens store in Toronto the limit is 5 cups.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

View Posttiberium_blue, on 29 March 2012 - 02:18 PM, said:

Liverpool iPab updated. There are also black spades & axes that aren't in the parts list at the moment.

The build-a-minigure stand has a lot of parts from the early collectible minifigures for anyone that missed out. No zombies or spartans though. :/

John Lewis also has a box of S7 out.
Thanks for doing this - I went along to Liverpool over the weekend and knowing what was on the wall helped me to plan my cup.

I do wish they'd get some different parts in though...I am salivating at seeing the reddish brown tiles elsewhere in the UK.  I think if I saw 1x4 (or blue/black/green 2x2) flat tiles appear in Liverpool, I'd end up filling about 4 big cups; it's the one part of my collection that's really lacking.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

I went to London Westfield last Sat (31 March) and picked up three cups:

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Qty Size Color Type
27 1 x 1 Tr Green Barrel
25 1 x 1 Tr Red Barrel
28 1 x 1 Lime Brick
48 1 x 2 Lime Brick
33 1 x 2 Transparent Brick
2 1 x 2 White Brick
10 1 x 4 Orange Brick
16 2 x 2 Black Brick
6 2 x 2 Red Brick
10 2 x 3 Lime Brick
12 2 x 4 Black Brick
15 2 x 4 Dk Grey Brick
11 2 x 4 Lime Brick
30 2 x 4 Lt Grey Brick
10 2 x 4 Orange Brick
14 2 x 4 Red Brick
10 2 x 6 Blue Brick
5 2 x 6 White Brick
25 1 x 1 Tr Purple Cone
15 1 x 1 Tr Red Cone
24 2 x 2 Red Flower Solid Centre
5 1 x 2 Dk Grey Hinge
2 White Horse
13 1 x 2 White Inv Slope
14 2 x 2 Black Inv Slope
22 2 x 2 Blue Inv Slope
15 2 x 2 Black Large Tyres
4 3 x 6 Dk Red Left Wing Plate
37 1 x 2 Tan Plate
27 1 x 2 Transparent Plate
60 1 x 4 Red Plate
14 2 x 10 Tan Plate
27 2 x 2 Orange Plate
36 2 x 4 Brown Plate
18 6 x 6 Dk Grey Plate
67 1 x 4 Brown Tile
194 1 x 4 Green Tile
11 3 x 6 Dk Red Right Wing Plate
7 2 x 4 Black Roof Tile
338 1 x 1 Tr Blue Round Plate
353 1 x 1 Tr Lt Blue Round Plate
150 1 x 1 Transparent Round Plate
102 1 x 1 Transparent Slope
15 Lt Grey Wheels


A total of 1907 parts - £33 (£45.49 on Bricklink and £180.39 on Lego Online PAB)


I will definitely have a go at proper stacking next time... :tongue:

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