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  1. [MOC] Modular- Jeweler

    I had never really thought about a Jewellery store as a Modular, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Lego for one has lots of jewel elements, and they love the whole story playing part of a potential theft/robbery which could be portrayed. Your store looks nice, maybe a bit golden yellow for my tastes. but I get why you picked this colour
  2. EB Xmas Raffle 2017 - Winners per day calendar

    I won, after last years bad luck Prize D, yay
  3. TLG to Axe 1400 Jobs

    I agree with what everyone says, however we have to remember, this is decsion they have made, is after there half year results? This is a little bit of a brash decision, when the second half of the year is when they likely do there greatest turnover (larger sets released, christmas sales, black friday sales, etc.). It's not like they will re-employee these people if there second half sales pull back their years target! This is just an excuse to remove some cost from the companies bottom lie. It's not a conincidence either that they now have a guy sraight from McKinsey running the show, this is exactly the sort of reason someone with his background comes in, to reduce the operating costs. It's so predictable, we should have placed a bet at the bookmakers on this happening. However, you do start to wonder how many of the 1400 employees that have been let go, were these employees in some small way partially responsible for the double digit growth Lego have experienced in the past 10 years? As with many big companies who are going through a bad patch, these companies rarely listen to the logic of the employees on the coal face who see and experience first hand the issues which are pulling the company down, instead they wait and bring in expensive outside consultants to come in, tell them what the employees have been saying for the past 5 years, and then the new management act on the consultants ideas like they have never heard them before. I think we have nearly all at some point in our working lives experienced this.
  4. Your worst lego injuries?

    It was a 2x2 round plate, light grey..........from a Model Team set, it was just resting in between my lips/mouth, waiting for the step in the instructions, when I happened to inhale, and Wham, straight to the back of my throat, I could not breathe, literally choking, luckily my partner was in an starting whacking me back and dislodged it, and it came back up! That was my Lego injury, the throat was grazed for weeks afterwards!
  5. first thing I note, look at the flex on the gooseneck of the trailer! but I like it, would have liked to see dual tires on the back of the big rig, and 3 axles on the trailer, but I can live with this.
  6. Thanks again Copmike, I'm always impressed where people come up with their ideas for this contest. My imagination is always tested........ Good luck everyone
  7. I agree, my past experience has been that the Promo item has shipped, regardless of the availability of the main item I've ordered.
  8. PaB piece - diamond

    Probably a bit late now, and I don't live close to my store either, so I don't really fit the criterior you are looking for, but I recall seeing your post the other week. Went to the Watford, UK store today. They have lots of trans Red Diamonds, and also some which I would say are Trans Light Blue, but that was my best guess on colour identification of the blue ones!
  9. Lego minifig scaled animals

    very clever, I'm always frustrated that I cannot see alternative uses for bricks when I build with them. I think it's a real talent when people can see a Minifig hand as an example for another purpose.
  10. Happy 40th Technic !

    2nd video, 1:08 into the video......Lego historian says Technic is 30 years old..............maybe a slip of the tongue, but you would think she would get this right. but more important. Where can I get one of those Lego Technic 40 year posters from? they look like they are ready to give away to fans...
  11. New Fire Station and MOCs

    I love those brick pattern 1 x 2 bricks in peoples creations. I just wish there was a way to obtain then for a cheaper price! we need them to appear in a pick a brick wall!
  12. Is the AFOL community became harder to please?

    I think also there is consideration to be made for the progress Lego has made in the sets, the available elements, and in some ways we have been spoilt over the years. Thinking back to the early days. We were blown away in the 80's with the new minifigures, city, garage doors and trains, etc. with such a small selection of elements. But now we know Lego can make exceptional sets, we are then disappointed when there is a theme or year where the sets are just not quite as good. I'm sure there is something to be said for Lego now trying to be a more profitable company. I look at the box size and think of the price I would expect the set to be. But this is my memory of childhood set pricing often. I'm sure pricing is the main problem, if the set was cheap, we would not complain about the features, design, etc. We would just see it as a way to obtain cheap bricks.
  13. 10259 Winter Village Station

    I've always had fondness or the Winter Villiage sets, and this is a nice addition, I agree it could have been a little bigger, I really struggling to see more than £49.99 for this set, and there is no chance it's going to come down in price, do I guess it's just a case of you want it, you have to pay the price.
  14. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    Well apart from the monorail track moulds.......
  15. Lego appoint new CEO

    Although I'm not convinced this is good for us getting value for money out of our sets in the future: "Niels began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co."