The Lego Thread

Discussion in 'Lego and Other Building Bricks' started by purr1n, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    This is fun stuff if you have kids. I was going to make it the Changstar theatre until I realized I needed more bricks for a re-design of the sign. It will happen, one day. Just something to think about since I'm sure in ten years, many of you younger ones will have kids of your own. I couldn't resist changing the movie posters on the set. The 24 hour race car is next.

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  2. BioniclePhile

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    You've made me very happy. An old guy like you plays with LEGOs. Happy day, maybe I'll build something new tomorrow.
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Legos are a good way to get kids away from their iPads. Teaches patience and preparation. These Creator sets are 2500+ pieces say "Ages 16+". My daughter is 10 and my son is 7. The first one (Parisian Restaurant) we built took us over 1.5 years of sporadic work to complete! This time around, we sorted the pieces by color and by size. Finished it in three days. The family got a laugh with the movie posters I stuck on.
     
  4. Pyruvate

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    I grew up with Legos too. Spent most of my childhood (and even teen years) messing with them. Every time my girl goes to the mall, I HAVE to stop by the Lego store for the nostalgia.
     
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    I think we need to put this one on a loaner. I call dibs. You're a cool guy, Purrin, when my parents finally kick me out, I'm moving in with you.

    The biggest set I've built was the Millenium Falcon, years and years ago. It took me almost a week, I didn't do any homework at all and failed a test because of that, but it was worth every piece. I don't get LEGOs anymore because of how expensive they are, and because I've got a ton of them already, but I really enjoy the architecture ones.
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    I had exactly two Lego sets as a kid. My family was too poor to buy them since they are quite expensive. I sort of lucked out with my kids, especially my daughter. When she was four, she pointed to a Bionicle Lego while we were shopping at Frys Electronics. That started it all. She's built a few of the Lego Friends sets, but recently decided they were too unrealistic and stupid with the girly purple colors. Now she wants the big kid Creator sets, which is fine by me. The Technic car should prove a challenge tomorrow.
     
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    Bionicle were the coolest, now they're just rebranded Hero Factory. UURRRNGH

    Did ya ever combine the two sets and make new stuff? I know I sure did
     
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    Yeah, combined spare parts from Ninjago, Bionicle, and random parts I bought from eBay. I took a Bioncle joint and integrated it into the arm of a Megatron Transformer so Megatron could bend his arm. I'll need to dig that up.
     
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    I have most of the original Bionicles looking for a new home, should I put them on the for sale section?

    Jk, maybe not jk.
     
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    Most of them? I mean.. Fuck it, how much?
     
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    I have the all 6 of the original Toas, bohroks, Toa Nuvas, and Rahkshis.

    There's more and some other random stuff, but that's the gist of it.

    Took my Lego collecting pretty seriously back in the day.
     
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    I was actually asking price. :p and LEGOs is serious business. All I need to get are the original comics. Greg Farshtey is fantastic.
     
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    I might have the original comics too.
     
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    If you're willing to part with those, I'll be happy to buy em as well. I'd need to see which ones I have in the morning first.
     
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    Lego technics were my fave as a youngster (my dad usually bought them for my birthdays and christmas.)

    Lego is a great way for kids to learn instruction, teamwork (working with family/friends), problem solving, creativity (combining different kits to make new things) and the sense of accomplishment when seeing the finished result.
     
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    I'm plainly too old; I had an Erector set...
     
  17. Skyline

    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    My 5 year old girl adores legos. We haven't tackled any of the huge sets yet, but she loves the 3-400 piece sets we've gotten her and is able to go start to finish with little to no help.
     
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    I bought my 31 year old brother some legos for xmas this year. He loved it. We had tons of sets when we were younger. This pirate ship was my favorite.
     
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    The pirate ship is very cool. I had an earlier version. I'm really glad that some of the timeless, themed Lego like Pirates, Castles, & City and the more advanced options are still around as well as all the movie merchandise stuff.

    i thought it was funny when an unofficial company came out with the Breaking Bad "Lego" set a couple of years ago - a lovely meth lab for you to build and enjoy! Looks simple, but probably not one for the kids.

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    Ah ah ah. I'm a fuckin lego kid myself. We just bought first kits for my 5 years old daughter and it seems she appreciates lego as well. Grand daddy helped her to build her first things last week. Great stuff for families.
     

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