Cmay91472

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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    I would recommend building the back from scratch using photos for reference. The rear is very different than the front in real life with its own unique features.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    What store location? That's an awfully high amount of stock for even the largest volume stores. Another odd thing i noticed about the instructions...steps 294 and 358 are basically identical builds except in 294, they use light grey strips and in 358 they use black strips. These strips are what attaches to the castle, so they are not really visible, but when looking close up, you can clearly see the two different colors on opposite sides of the entrance on the pillars/turrets. Again, not a huge deal but just seems odd since these pieces are sort of visible and throws off color symmetry in a very minor way.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    Someone mentioned on Reddit that they were told by S@H when they called that it won't be back in stock in the US until end of Sept. You can still get it at Disney's own store website, albeit higher cost due to shipping.
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    Marvel mecha plus one

    Outstanding work
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    I posted about this on Reddit the other day after seeing so many people make the same mistake. https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/508xoc/disney_castle_how_to_correctly_line_up_the_left/ One of the commenters as you will see contacted TLG as well regarding the mistake in the directions on step 291 and linked the response he got from them (which was essentially that they will send you a new sticker sheet if you request it). I had to correct mine as well as I also made the mistake of following the directions. I originally called them about getting a replacement Minnie head and leg piece and asked about a new sticker sheet a couple days after it was released, they told me they weren't available yet but she noted in the system and said to try back after Sept 1. Having received replacement sticker sheets from TLG in the past and seeing that they were often reprints that were sometimes not the same quality as the original sheets, I just went ahead and got the stickers from somewhere else.
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    Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 1 Discussion

    So has it been confirmed that they are going to be available on Sept 1st at Lego stores? Or just that they will be available again at some point in Sept?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2016 Pictures and Rumors

    Just curious, has there been a set with a higher MSRP than the $499.99 that the Lego catalog shows for 75159 that was posted to Reddit? What was the price of the UCS Falcon when it originally came out?
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    lego captain America civil war collection

    Here is the airport and tanker together.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    I used one of those clear rods that came in the Dr. Strange set and attached it to the maroon 2x2 single stud smooth plate in the 'mirror, mirror' section. What did you end up doing?
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    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    The lines of his face are different colors as well.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    http://m.imgur.com/kPpWLwa Someone posted this to Reddit comparing it with the Orthanc and Big Ben.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    No fish included. The Sebastian figurine from the little mermaid castle set would look good in the kitchen as well.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2016 Pictures and Rumors

    This new Death Star follows Disney's "vault" strategy of retiring a movie, causing panic from those who missed out, causing huge secondary market mark-ups, re-releasing the movie a couple years later with a couple extra features, slapping a new edition name such as platinum edition, ultimate edition, collectors edition, etc and charging a premium for the 'new' edition. All kidding aside, I missed out on the original Death Star. If it wasn't being released so close to having just bought the Disney castle, I would most likely bought it even though I'm not a fan of playsets preferring display pieces instead.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    Yes, but you will need to remove the two circle pieces on the bottom from the version from the princess set I believe. Otherwise both builds are 4x6 with clips on the end (albeit different ones).
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    You've got some time based off of the recent large sets. The Hellicarrier is still available and was released in Feb of 2015 so that's already 1.5 years, and both the Tumbler and Sea Cow were available for about two years before being retired. Now, how often it is actually in stock during a two year window? That will be the tougher thing to predict. Being a huge bluray collector, I know Disney likes using their 'vault' strategy as they like to keep their in-house 'properties' available in short supply and for short periods of time only to re-issue the same thing a few years later for more money.... Hmmnn. Sound familiar?
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    Haha! and my wife was just commenting on how OCD I am when she saw me aligning up the word Lego on all the gold round studs on the very last section of the build. I did notice that a few of my pieces were in the wrong bags. In bag number one, I had one of the wide brown bricks. I kept thinking I missed a few steps throughout the entire build only to then finally need it near the end when it calls for the use of four of them (the other three were in the correct numbered bag). There were also a couple of instances where I swear they do not tell you to use a piece in the manual only to then see it magically appear used a few pages further when I had to figure out why I had an extra piece at the end of a bag. In the end, I still had two white 1x2 white plates that I never figured out where they went. Lastly, for sticker freaks.... Take your time with the two stickers on the front right and left pillars that go on the big round grey pieces. If you don't put the sticker on the correct place (Manual doesn't quite have you put it in the right place)may wind up getting partially covered by the long grey things often used in space ship builds (sorry I don't know the correct piece names) and I know that will annoy those who are perfectionist. I made that mistake by following the instructions and forced me to re-apply one of them which I'm still annoyed at.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    If someone doesn't by later tonight (ET zone), I'll post one once I get home of the Disney castle and GBHQ side by side.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    If you REALLY want the set and don't want to chance it being sold out when double VIP points eventually rolls around again, then (at least to me) an EXTRA $17.50 US dollars worth of reward points on top of the $17.50 worth of points you will already be getting off of a $350 set shouldn't make or break your decision. If you are just on the fence, then yes the extra points could sway someone. But you're still getting $17.50 in reward dollars regardless and will be able to satisfy that "Lego addict" impulse we all have as AFOL.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    Perhaps the member who bought four Spidey bridge battles and combined them will take on the challenge.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    Just picked this up a little while ago. Very excited to start building. It did seem smaller than what I was expecting when looking at the display model. Store had 20 of them at opening. Sold about 8 of them to customers waiting at the doors they said. I got there about 30 minutes after opening and 4 more were sold as my kids looked around. Seven left after I bought mine. Would not be surprised at all if most of the brick and mortar Lego stores were sold out by closing.
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    71040 The Disney Castle Discussion

    Will be there when the Lego store opens to pick one of these up on Wednesday, but not digging the number of 'stone' pattern stickers. I don't have an issue with or applying stickers, but have always felt the fewer needed on the front of a model the better such as the GBHQ which albeit had a lot of stickers, only needed 4 small ones on the front garage door area. This has 12 rather large ones that appear destined for the front of the castle.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2016 Rumors And Discussion

    How much extra money are you actually getting by waiting for double VIP points on two small sets? An extra $1.50 worth of points per set? Is that really worth waiting for even if the chance neither set is available at the next double VIP points is minuscule.
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    DC Superheroes 2016 - Rumors and Discussion

    Which one did you like better?
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    DC Superheroes 2016 - Rumors and Discussion

    I tried this one already, had buyers remorse the next day
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    DC Superheroes 2016 - Rumors and Discussion

    I'm trying to talk myself into getting these two but can't seem to pull the trigger. Already picked up the five new Marvel and Rha's sets, but the builds for these two seem really weak to justify the $80 and $60 price tags. I do want the Blue Beetle and the three Squad figs though! Someone tell me something positive about these sets so I can justify it in a twisted sort of way.