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  1. AmperZand

    1980 Something Space

    Absolutely great site! Great job. Arguably, retrospective CS sets and minifigures should included such as Benny’s Space Squad. If I can be a bit picky, there is an omission in the rare parts list for the All-Terrain Vehicle (6927). The white 1 x 1 plates with vertical side loops to which the red headlights are attached are pretty rare. It may not seem that way, but the originals are thin while the more recent version of that part is thicker, more robust. I know because I sourced all the parts to recreate the set in 2014 though I went with the thicker (but less historically accurate) version.
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    UK Deals

    Picked up a spare Benny's Space Squad (70841) at Sainsbury's for £4.50 today. They had some other sets on clearance too including at least one SW one.
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    LEGO Sci-Fi 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    The running change line-up you suggest would be absolutely brilliant and I also suspect it would sell well, but I doubt LEGO believes that. As for your suggestion of reversible torsos, LEGO would never sanction that. While it has sold replacement hands separately, it has never to my knowledge provided minifigure arms by themselves. As far as LEGO is concerned, consumers are never supposed to remove minifigure arms.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    I was at the White City Westfield yesterday. They had the weird white guy’s head but not torso or skirt. They had plain white skirts, but not printed ones.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    @cebelicamya, Thanks for pointing out that blog post. A fun little retrospective 👍
  6. AmperZand

    What to use to wrap LEGO set

    Perhaps heavy duty shrink wrap. It’s stronger and stretchier than the household kind but also less clingy.
  7. AmperZand

    Lego vs Zuru

    @leafan, Thanks for the update 👍 Some of the posters to the thread about a year ago thought LEGO over-zealous in defending its IP. But IP rights need to be asserted or are lost, so LEGO has little choice but to come down hard on any possible infringers.
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    [Moc] Forest man Fort

    Utterly charming and very well executed! I especially like the foliage around the base of the structure.
  9. Yellow: Nudist (with a large Classic Space tattoo across the chest)
  10. Who makes the black swords in the picture below? The LEGO cutlasses shown for scale. Thanks
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    [MOC] Monty Python's Black Knight showdown

    All it needs is the new-ish grenade piece as the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. And I’m not too worried about the black knight in your last picture. After all, it’s just a flesh wound. 😉
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    TLG acquires Bricklink

    LEGO marketing exec: ‘you will not see Brickarms.’ Please see the post by @MajklSpajkl earlier in this thread as well as: Brothers Brick interview
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    TLG acquires Bricklink

    LEGO has already said that Brickarms etc will no longer be sold on BL. Obviously, there will be a transition period, but I expect it won’t be long.
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    TLG acquires Bricklink

    Agreed. Currently, AFOLs buy on BL when they can and only through Ebay, where prices are higher and seller honesty lower, when they have to. We could see a shift to Ebay being the ‘new BL’. It would take current BL sellers to defect to Ebay and Ebay adding LEGO-orientated functionality. Don’t know if Ebay would, but there is an opportunity there if Ebay is willing to seize it.
  15. Indeed. Cigarette smoke is not too bad. If parts are left to air out, the stink disappears in a few weeks. Vaping smoke, on the hand, lingers for months. One or more of the postal workers in my area vape leaving parts I have ordered on BrickLink stinking of cherries. It drives me mad 😡