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  1. RichardGoring

    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good luck with it. Hope that it goes well and that you recover quickly. For many adults the idea of having something cool to display, combined with a nostalgia for LEGO, but also a lack of space, means you need to go taller and more substantial than traditional playsets. I wonder if having something to fill a Zoom background is also a driver. Plus, for many adults looking at stuff like this, the difference between $50 and $100 or $200 isn't that big. So LEGO chooses to maximize revenue and generate more PR from funky sets. (Clearly many struggle with even $20, but, sadly, LEGO isn't really targeting them and it's probably not what they would consider buying anyway). I'm with you. Happy not to be a completionist and pick the things I like, but pleased for others who enjoy the variety.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yes, I've always had GWP added to the cart if I'm 1c below the threshold. I wasn't so much trying to defend LEGO as justify it. They're a private company and can do what they want. And we're not entitled to a GWP, but can equally go elsewhere, especially when most sets can, after a while, be had at a discount from other retailers. And there are other manufacturers. But I agree that the inconsistency is irritating, and that it's not ideal to change things so much, or be unpredictable from a customer satisfaction perspective.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    While I agree that in a comparison it's crazy, but LEGO has a stock shortage and loads of customers wanting to buy stuff. From a short-term monetary position this strategy gets them the most money for the least cost. Whether that impacts long-term brand perception or customer loyalty, I don't know. It may also stop people getting loads of the GWP meaning others don't get it at all, which is somewhat easy to do if you're going to buy a load of 18+ sets anyway, most of which are over $200. And possibly the threshold was set when they thought it was to release with the Boutique Hotel at $200?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Sounds good. Another high threshold though. Erik there be enough in stock to get one? 18 items in my wishlist and most are out of stock...
  5. RichardGoring

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    Went into a Henry Bear's toy store earlier. They had loads of first wave VIDIYO Beat Boxes, but rather than reduce them, they were all priced at $5 above RRP ($25). I suspect they will stay there for a while.
  6. RichardGoring

    10291 Queer Eye Apartment Set

    Yes, it's clearly not sold well. But it's a decent set. They just got the pricing and/or production levels wrong. I hope they don't end internal suggestions. Otherwise we wouldn't have had the modular buildings or fairground collection, amongst others.
  7. I've just finished the Seinfeld floor to make a five storey version of the SitComplex apartment block by LegoArtisan. LEGO MOC SitComplex - The Jeffersons by LegoArtisan | Rebrickable - Build with LEGO He's just released another floor for it, taking the total to 11. Each floor is unique and either a totally original creation, or based heavily on a LEGO sitcom set. I may add Queer Eye as a sixth floor, but I suspect that will be it for me.
  8. It's a fair opinion, but many would disagree. You know that already though. The F40, McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron could all lay claim to that title too. And more will in the future. For me, the key is how it compared to other cars of the time. If it is a Ferrari, I hope it's a road car, not a super specialist race car. It will almost certainly be red too, which will look good in the sequence. Would they dare to go yellow? Probably wouldn't work too well next to the Sian if they did. Although I agree with @kbalage in his video saying it would be great to have a different take in the next model. Something else cool that's not gearbox focused, as good as they are.
  9. RichardGoring

    VIDIYO - Universal Music 2021

    The app continues to be poor, and once again demonstrates that trying to buy into something app-based won't hold it's value, as the app will die in a relatively short period of time. It's such as a shame, as the actual LEGO part of this was terrific. They just spoilt it with an expensive app (which was terrible) and expensive music license (which was frustratingly limited). I've just opened the series 2 figures I got and my five year old enjoys doing a few songs with them. Better build the stage sets before it's too late to use them with it at all. She will probably have a bit of fun. And then it's onto MOC a full punk pirate ship!
  10. RichardGoring

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Not that it helps much, but my Pick a Brick order from Jan 11 shipped today. Bricks & Pieces still processing, same as everyone else.
  11. RichardGoring

    Bricklink Designer Program 2021 Discussion Thread

    I'd love the 1950s diner, Exploratorium, or Mountain View Observatory. If none of those make it, I'd likely go for Train Station: Studgate or Modular Construction Site. I really like the Winter Chalet, but it's scale is more in line with the Home Alone house than the winter village series.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I'm in ahead of the game (I hope) and ordered stuff for my Christmas Village 2022 in January, to make sure that it arrives on time.
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    Wizarding World 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I have a few found appreciation for just how sturdy and detailed the 71043 Hogwarts Castle is, having spent ages this weekend taking it apart. Wow, that's one tough set. With So. Many. Pieces!
  14. RichardGoring

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Lovely MOD of the Boutique Hotel using two sets. An extra middle floor, double sized art gallery, pool, and cool lighting. (It's not mine).
  15. RichardGoring

    Do you only buy lego?

    Well, if you want to point out something so clearly obvious and easy then you make the whole thing a farce, don't you.