jfbat

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  1. jfbat

    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Well, that's what got me worried this time: the shop-page went to a "oops, something went wrong, please try again"-page. But the money was still taken from my creditcard. Anyway, about an hour later the confirmation mail arrived and the order is also shown in my account ("In warehouse", so hoping it'll get here soon). Now I just have to wait until they come back on what to do with my voucher that didn't get accepted and now has 45 days left - and nothing I want to buy.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    In the end I did get a confirmation of the order. But for the second time in a short period it really wasn't smooth sailing. It's taking away from the fun-experience buying a somewhat special lego-set should be. Anyway: hope the set itself will take some of that gripe away.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Hmpf. TLG can go *do some stuff that could otherwise be pretty pleasant but in this case is meant as an expletive* itself. VIP-voucher not redeemable (20 euro gone), "something went wrong" message after clicking OK - creditcard charged, but no order anywhere. Here's hoping my order will get through eventually, but seeing as I can't even put in a complaint about not being able to use my VIP-voucher I don't have high hopes about customer service if it doesn't. The whole VIP system doesn't work for me, so this is the last time I'm ordering from the lego store for non-exclusive stuff.
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    42107 - Ducati Panigale V4R

    Same with mine. Checked the instructions multiple time and am sure I didn't make a mistake. It's just not wide enough the way it is now.
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    [REVIEW] 11010 - White Baseplate

    Lame. I've seen MOCs on the web that are much better. Not realistic at all. And indeed way too expensive, look at that price per piece ratio!
  6. Got the Audi today and built it. It's big, when compared to old Speed Champion cars. And I like it. But... all that extra space and yet still seating the minifigs is cumbersome. The left arm of the driver has to point down, otherwise it won't fit. And even then the roof rests on the helmet and wobbles - never really fitting as snug as it does without the minifig. For a SC and a rallycar, it's actually pretty light on stickers!
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    I ordered mine a little over half an hour ago.
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    Q&A: What is your favorite LEGO Vehicle?

    Ooh, of the classic ones, this is a nice one indeed! Had it as a kid, loved it a lot. But from the classics for me it would be 600, 602, 606 and 608 - I had al of those. I think of those, 608 is probably the one I liked most.
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    [PRESS RELEASE] 75936 - Jurassic Park

    No problem with criticism, also no problem with people telling they're disappointed because they hoped for something else. But in some places, amongst which Brickset (and that's what that article is also about), the discussion went where a decent discussion should not go: insulting people that don't agree with you, in some cases in a very nasty way. About the set: at 250 euro, it's a set that should appeal most to fans, as someone that just is fond of dinosaurs would think 250 euro to be very expensive. Apparently, for some vocal fans this doesn't tick the box. As these kind of big sets don't come along often, I can certainly relate to disappointment if it then does not meet your expectations. Personally, I think the designers did a great job (great dino, gate interesting way to showcase some key scenes of the movie), but Lego might have missed the point as to what the fans would have liked most. In the end, sales figures will tell if Lego has made the right choice.
  10. Great review, insightful about the builds. That small Mini is a great feat, with al those inventive building techniques going on there. I don't really care that in reality (going by your more real life pics of it) it seems to look a bit less like the real thing than in the official pics of it. But it also makes me want to buy the set even less than before. I still don't give a toss about the big green car (by the way, it took me quite some time too to find a pic of the real life thing, as google throws up almost all of the cooper works/mini dakar cars when you look for mini/cooper buggy dakar and similar wordings) and the amount of "filler" (my opinion) is over the top as in most bigger Speed Champions sets. For me, some 70% of the RRP is for stuff I'd rather not have, and that's just too much.
  11. Ah, as usual, Lego is f*ck*ng up again - not able to log on as VIP member in the online shop... Anyway: showing as "Back orders accepted, will be shipped by 12 March 2019".
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    [MOC] The Earth

    Stunning!
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    Too good to be true [WARNING SCAM SITE]

    Some whois info about who is behind this site: Domain Name: REBBSTORE.XYZ Registry Domain ID: D77357129-CNIC Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.west.cn Registrar URL: http://www.west.cn Updated Date: 2018-10-18T11:54:32.0Z Creation Date: 2018-09-25T09:16:15.0Z Registry Expiry Date: 2019-09-25T23:59:59.0Z Registrar: CHENGDU WEST DIMENSION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Registrar IANA ID: 1556 Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok Registrant Organization: Shui Rong Ye Registrant State/Province: Fu Jian Registrant Country: CN So, a Chinese company, not a German one. It's available in a variety of languages, also. When you use Google Images on some of the images used, it's also immediately obvious that they're copied from other sites. No real contact info, prices that are too good to be true for articles that are pretty rare, pictures and info that have been copied from around the net and a site that's registered in a country where consumer rights are at least hard to defend... Pretty standard classical scam. You pay, your money vanishes.
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    40177 City Jungle Explorer Kit

    I can't remember knowing about this polybag, but today I stumbled across a few of them in a Lego-ish store here in the Netherlands, at a very reasonable price of a few euro's. It certainly is the first time I saw it in a real store. Looked it up and was surprised it actually is an "old" set. Bought one, just for it being so quant. It's a larger bag than the usual polybags, to accomodate for the backdrop that comes with it, but as for pieces it ain't much - just a minifig and two very simple builds, a snake and a tent.
  15. A 40 euro 4+ (aka Juniors) set?