kermit

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  1. kermit

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I like the Bugle set but what disappoints me is as a modular building there should be at least stairs inside or a real working elevator instead of a false one. I would of been ok without these if the back was opened but the way it is now is really bugging me.
  2. Lego larceny may be on the rise. French police have been investigating an international ring of toy thieves with a particular affinity for the colorful, interlocking bricks, according to a recent report from The Guardian. In this case, three suspects were caught taking boxes of Legos from a toy shop near Paris, with the goal of selling them in Poland, according to Le Parisien. And it's not just Europe. Lego robberies have happened in the United States as well. Last month, a man in Oregon was arrested after local police suspected he stole $7,500 worth of Lego toy sets. There's a lot of money in Legos. Lego sets come out in limited editions and they soon become collectors' items. There might even be a whole black market for the bricks, Lego specialist Gerben van IJken tells Scott Simon on Weekend Edition. "Well, that's very difficult to prove that there's a black market. However, there is an enormous amount of collectors out there who are missing out on certain sets right now and are willing to pay a lot of money for these sets," he says. Van IJken is an auctioneer at an auction website for collectibles. He says the most valuable and sought-after sets are those in their original packaging, not opened yet. For example — Lego Café Corner, a set released in 2007 for about $150, can nowadays run up to $3,000 if kept in its original condition, van IJken says. Other sets routinely fetch thousands of dollars in online marketplaces. Some sellers are asking for more than $3,500 for an unopened set of the Lego Millennium Falcon. Just like almost everything else in the world, the pandemic could be a driving force behind this phenomenon. "Especially during the lockdown period, as we are in right now — it's still extremely popular," van IJken adds. "And Lego sales are still extremely high, not only in the Lego Company itself but on our platform too. We saw a 100% rise in sales over the past year." https://www.npr.org/2021/04/03/983870097/people-are-stealing-legos-heres-why
  3. Given these current times with the pandemic and all i was hesitant to purchase bricks on brick link but i had a project that i needed to complete so i ended up taking the leap and purchasing them. the question is how how should i or how do you all sanitize your bricks? I plan on putting them in a tub filled with dish washing liquid and letting them soak but i also, and yes being paranoid, want to give them an alcohol bath or spray preferably using the lower strength of 70% alcohol. The other question i guess is will the alcohol discolor the bricks or make them brittle? any suggestions?
  4. kermit

    lego and military sets

    Why so angry I came across an article that is lego related and decided to share it i dont understand how it can offend anyone.
  5. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lego-military-sets-intl-hnk-dst/index.html this is an excerpt from the article in the link This is a story about a multibillion-dollar international conglomerate, arms manufacturers, a German peace group and renegades who make miniaturized weapons systems out of small shops. Not that those tiny weapons could actually hurt anyone. Well, not unless you stepped on one. The conglomerate is LEGO, with worldwide revenues of $6.2 billion in 2019 from its toys, retail stores, theme parks and even movie rights. Its toy sets -- which are intended to "inspire the builders of tomorrow," according to the company's mission statement -- run the gamut, from skyscrapers to boats, police stations to castles. There's even a kit to make Rome's famous Colosseum. Nothing from the real world, it seems, is off limits. That is, except for anything modeled on today's military. "We have a long-standing policy of not creating sets which feature real military vehicles that are currently in use," Ryan Greenwood, a spokesman for the company, said in an email to CNN. But during the summer, the Danish company released a set for the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron that is only used by the American and Japanese militaries.
  6. kermit

    10278 Police Station

    I believe that I have solved the case and it involves several modulars. This goes all the way back to the detective office and the smuggling of the candy and cookies and there is a police woman in that set who is probably from the police station investigating the smuggling. And where are the cookies coming from , the guy in the news paper stand from the police station set who passes it on to the flower cart seller who then takes it to the barber shop near the detective office and then the people in the pool room pay for the cookies at the laundry mat near the brick bank. The book shop comes into play because the blue bird in the police station is bringing one of the donuts that fell off the pocket of the news paper seller back to the other bird in the nest which was probably seen by one of the police officers following the clues.
  7. kermit

    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    I actually like the new road system because its great for those who dont have large modular city buildings and would like to build cities on a smaller scale and you are not forced to have you city block set to a normal 32x32 sizeroad plate you can make your city whatever size you want BUT i do think lego should also keep the original road base plates
  8. kermit

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    exactly buildings deep enough for there to be an interior and play BUT with an open back.
  9. kermit

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    The new diagon alley set does raise a new question or idea for city / modular buildings. Do modular buildings really need to have a back? If you place the buildings in a city and want to play then you will have to remove each floor, but without a back you don't have to plus the price of the building can be cut down substantially. I am pretty sure kids too find it tedious to lift off sections to play inside when they have their city. Maybe this is a direction that Lego needs to go in just like how they create their buildings in the city theme without a back but with just more depth.
  10. Is anyone having problem with Lego shop at home site i don't seem able to log on to my account.
  11. kermit

    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    After looking at the review of the ocean exploration ship i must say i am very disappointed. I was initially excited when i saw the first pictures about getting a huge city tanker, maybe my expectations were set too high. I expected the hull to be one long piece hence the high price of the set but it turned out to be two halves of the deep sea exploration vessel. Ok i can live with that no problem i understand it may cost more to make an entire new mold BUT and a big BUT here is, that they are joined in the most lazy fashion i have seen and with just a flap covering the obvious awkward gap between the two halves but the gap at the very bottom is still visible. Then to add insult to injury the entire middle section is just wasted. I understand you need an empty space to drop the shark cage down (the play feature) but there was no need to leave the entire middle with a big gaping hole.
  12. kermit

    Friends 2020 - Rumours & Discussion

    is that a sheep that i see
  13. kermit

    Future Pirates Speculation

    it looks very wide i just hope it comes with some sea gulls
  14. no problem here was just expressing my desire for a minifig scale one ...we all can dream cant we