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    Town, Trains, Technic, Mindstorms


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  1. I agree, my past experience has been that the Promo item has shipped, regardless of the availability of the main item I've ordered.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    Well apart from the monorail track moulds.......
  9. 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."
  10. 2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Just to show what Smyths Toys in the UK was giving away today. Got 2 Jungle Polybags (Set 30355), two double sided posters and some stickers. The shop said it the event had not been published apart from on their website, no promotion in store during the previous weeks. So the had tons of boxes of the polybags and they were just giving them out freely. Posters are good enough quality to justify framing!
  11. 2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Some kind of free giveaway at Smyths toys on Saturday 12th August in the UK. Guess it might be a Jungle polybag
  12. UK Sales

    Smyths Toys, on Saturday 12th, free Lego giveaway! Update: Here is what we got
  13. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    I thought I read somewhere that the reason for change from 12v to 9v was forced by the toy regulator. I thing I read that the boughtin rules saying a childs toy should be over 9v, hence the dropping of the 12v line? Could be wrong, and I have no evidence of this.
  14. Best LEGO Ideas set so far

    Ecto 1 was a great set, same cannot be said for the instruction manual supplied with the set..............
  15. I think we just have to hope that whoever was responsible for celebrating 40 years of Lego Technic in 2017 is not responsible for the 60th Anniversary of the Lego brick next year!