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  1. Praetorian

    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Agreed. I'm not overly impressed but I always regret not buying each year's WV or modular set so I will probably buy it. Would be good to combine it with an Xmas GWP if they become available.
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    Modulars - how many of each do you have?

    I took my eye off the ball with the modular buildings in recent years and missed out on Town Hall. I have MISB copies of all the previous years models. Really need to ensure that I buy PC, PR, DO and BB. I'd like a second copy of PS to put two town houses together and a second copy of GE to add an additional floor.
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    [MOC] In nomine patris

    That's truly wonderful. Well done for producing such a beautiful LEGO building!
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    Weetabix Promotional LEGO sets.... I remember sending off for the quota of two 886 Space Buggy but I didn't get the 1593. Should have got several copies of 1593 as a MISB copy nowadays is very rare and very expensive.
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    Cafe Corner X6 = 1 Building?

    Does anyone else think that some of the modular buildings are "more modular" than others? CC and GE have the most potential for adding additional floors and expansion with multiple sets. 2 GGs built asymmetrically side by side would look good. You could do the same with PS. MS, FB and TH don't seem to have the same potential with multiple sets.
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    UK Sales

    I was planning to take advantage of the "Brick" Friday weekend offers but have just placed my order today! Free delivery, 2nd exclusive vignette set and 10% off
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    Ebay Help

    If you go to the seller's feedback can you select "Contact member"?
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    Ebay Help

    When I've found auctions like that I've messaged the seller and asked politely whether they would make an exception. I think in all cases they agreed to send to the U.K. Beware that you don't get stung by customs charges that can make the item not such a bargain!
  9. ?? I wasn't arguing with you and I haven't disagreed with you that the OP should request and deserve a replacement. I agree that the LEGO pieces probably are fine. My point is that when you buy a LEGO set you shouldn't expect the retail box to be squashed and damaged whatever the reason you buy it for. Perhaps most buyers would be happy to receive boxes in that condition. Personally I wouldn't and I don't buy LEGO sets to resell at some future date. It is the acceptance of poor service and practices that encourages parcel companies to have such disregard and lack of care for their customers' items.
  10. If you collect MISB sets then the condition of the box is important. If you wanted to give the set as a birthday or Christmas present then the condition of the box is also important. It doesn't matter what the "reason" is for buying the set it doesn't justify receiving them in squashed and damaged boxes.
  11. The OP isn't overreacting at all. Do you really think that the LEGO sets are in an acceptable condition? The problem is caused by courier companies not giving a **** about their customers' parcels and letting them get bashed up like that. However, the onus is on the retailer to put it right as they contracted the courier company. Amazon are good at replacing damaged items. I have had LEGO sets damaged by an incompetent parcel company and Amazon replaced the sets without a fuss. They will also complain to the courier company. The problem (in the UK at least) is that delivery drivers are paid very little per parcel and this is reflected in the poor "service" that you get. However, this shouldn't mean that you have to accept squashed and damaged items.
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    Are these parts normal or misprinted ?

    I think it's supposed to represent light reflecting off the top of the screen.
  13. Praetorian

    10218 Pet Shop

    I think the symmetric townhouses with the bay windows on the outside looks great. I plan to build two copies of Green Grocer in the same manner.
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    Review: 4645 CITY Harbour

    This is a great review and I enjoyed reading it. I have to agree with the comments of other posters that it appears to be rather 'thrown together' and <insert that tiresome argument>. I prefer the Marina over this. I didn't get 7994 from 2007 but I do have MISB copies of 6541 and 6542
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    WIP REVIEW: 10218 Pet Shop

    I'd thought about building one townhouse as a mirror image of the other and putting them together so that the bay windows are at the right and left-hand sides. This would make a "full" modular building.