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#1 lotryay

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:50 PM

What would you do with all the spare cash if you weren't spending any of it on LEGO? I might buy a new guitar, maybe get into collecting action figures.

#2 Darthluke824

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

I would buy some Airfix models. I got one recently and it was great fun! But I can't be beaten by a plastic Spitfire....

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

I am sorry but I cannot even imagine such scenario  :laugh:

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

View Postlotryay, on 03 August 2012 - 09:50 PM, said:

What would you do with all the spare cash if you weren't spending any of it on LEGO?

Umm...buy new furniture.  LOL

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:34 PM

I'm moving this to Community, as it's not really about LEGO... all the opposite actually!

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#6 CorneliusMurdock

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

View PostFugazi, on 03 August 2012 - 11:34 PM, said:

Nevermind, it's already been moved!
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

I'd probably go to more science fiction / fantasy conventions, see more movies, buy more movies on Blu-ray / DVD, have a Blu-ray player and an HDTV to watch them on, buy more soundtrack CDs, buy more books, and/or do more traveling. Alas, I not only can't afford to do any of those as much as I'd like, I can't afford to buy as much LEGO, either. I have too many interests and too little money to divvy amongst them all.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:10 AM

Eh? I have a few hobbies that I split my "entertainment budget" on, not exclusively LEGO:

- Last gen video games (PS2, Xbox1, Gamecube)
- Green Lantern comics (although I've mostly stopped)
- Movies, although I only buy a limited genre of comedy
- Magic: The Gathering (but again, I haven't bought new cards in about a year, and have been only messing around with cards I already have)

The division swings every few months or so. I'm stocked up on LEGO for now (still sealed) so there is a good chance I won't buy any more this year. I also bought a bunch of movies last month, so I may not buy any more there for a while either.

Maybe I'll buy a new Magic deck, then.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:13 AM

If I have spare cash and don't want to spend it on LEGO, then I must be so incredibly rich that there is nothing more I could possibly want from LEGO, which means that I must have so much LEGO that the next step would be to buy containers to sort all that LEGO into. And maybe hire a few people to do my sorting for me.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

I'd start spending it on LEGO again and wonder why the hell I stopped in the first place.  :laugh:

In all honesty, I have no idea. It's funny, I'm always a bit hesitant to get anything for myself that's not LEGO, but if I'm not getting LEGO, then looking at it there's not all that much I'd buy besides it.  :tongue:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

View Postlotryay, on 03 August 2012 - 09:50 PM, said:

What would you do with all the spare cash if you weren't spending any of it on LEGO? I might buy a new guitar, maybe get into collecting action figures.

Paying off my mortgage sooner.   :classic:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:40 AM

Save up for university and maybe get a new laptop.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:00 AM

This is a fun question. I was just thinking about getting back into Warhammer 40K. I really enjoyed the painting aspect and they have some cool new vehicles for Space Marines. I did a bit of a mental tally, but thought, if I buy this stuff that's money I could be buying LEGO with. :wacko: I'd also buy more video games and books.

Loving LEGO is as much a curse as it is a joy. :cry_happy:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:07 AM

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

As An. Adult and father, I would increased my slot car collection

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

Probably a $20000 custom mountain bike.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:19 AM

If Lego wasn't draining my wallet, I could do a lot more things.  :laugh:

First off, I would fix up my house to make it look nice and maybe even expand.

I would also spend more money on hobbies such as skateboarding, longboarding, surfing, and soccer.

Also, I would invest to open up a taco shop with my brother that we have been wanting to do for years now.

Lastly, I would spend some money to make sure I don't get addicted to Lego again.  :tongue:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:25 AM

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:02 AM

I love music, maybe new headphones, or speakers.
I also would spend money on a new laptop or this Acer Lamborghini external hard drive..
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

Hmmm.... Not spending money on Lego - I cringe at the thought, but in an alternate universe where there is no Lego to be had, where would my money go?

I've always wanted a modest little yatch, like maybe Hinckley's Sou'wester 61

A summer house on a lake would be nice, and of course if you own a lake house you need to have kayaks and maybe a small daysailor.

And New England winters can be pretty rough so a beach house in Florida would offer a refreshing alternative.

Wow, this exercise is making me think that perhaps I'm spending a little _too_ much on my collection.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

I would buy a grand piano, a select few DVDs and enough books (and shelves) to turn a room into a library/music room. And probably also a new laptop.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

I think I would spend it on videogames and DVDs and maybe some other collectible toys. :laugh:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

View PostOky, on 04 August 2012 - 08:10 PM, said:

I think I would spend it on videogames and DVDs and maybe some other collectible toys. :laugh:

I probably spend enough on lego to join a go-kart racing team. So I would probably do that.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

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