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  1. 53 points
    Well, I’ve been quite busy for the past 6 months or so…but I have been slowly piecing together and building a train terminal that I purchased the instructions from on eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Station-PDF-instructions-MOC-Building-City-Modular-/152374747648?hash=item237a3e2200). I also did some modifications and customized it a little bit by adding a comic shop and a small convenience store (with stickers from Brick Builders Pro (http://www.brickbuilderspro.com/). It was quite the project and I just finished it, so I thought I would show some pictures to you all. I had some help sourcing some of the parts from my local Bricks and Minifigs store. There are around 12,000-13,000 parts to the building. Eventually I plan on adding a 60051 High Speed Passenger train or two and doing some more changes/modifications to it….but I am going to save that for a later date.
  2. 36 points
    To lighten the mood, here is a finished picture of mine. To get the colors of the engine plume correct, the four outside engines use a trans-orange plate while the center engine uses a trans-light blue plate. This was achieved using Brickstuff pico LED lighting system (http://www.brickstuff.com - cannot recommend enough. A little pricey, but great to work with and the end result is fantastic). 5x pico LED's, some adapter boards, an IR Lighting Effect Controller, and a small battery pack. The four outer engines (orange) have a flicker effect, the center engine (blue) is solid on. To get a clean install, I cheated a bit and used a 7/8" drill to go through the 'stud stack' so that the wire would be routed on the inside.
  3. 34 points
    Here you go. Are likes important? ^^ Anyway, I find it interesting that the City Vulcan sets are also seem to be done. They are from last year, so they are not really that old. Did a pretty good investment with the last (deep sea) sets, but I didnt bought any of these Retired.txt
  4. 31 points
    list wins again. not bad accurately predicting the EOL of a 5 month old set. I'm feeling generous and seems Cladner and Val-E are working to hard at this, might as well simplify their jobs for the holidays. Plus some of these need to disappear quicker... 10815 My First Rocket 41123 Foal's Washing Station 60131 Crooks Island 70326 The Black Knight Mech 70338 Ultimate General Magmar 70339 Ultimate Flama 70605 Misfortune's Keep 75142 Homing Spider Droid™ 75158 Rebel Combat Frigate 75821 Piggy Car Escape 75822 Piggy Plane Attack 75824 Pig City Teardown 75826 King Pig's Castle 76060 Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum 10232 Palace Cinema 10248 Ferrari F40 10249 Winter Toy Shop 10525 Big Farm 10571 LEGO® DUPLO® All-in-One-Pink-Box-of-Fun 10580 LEGO® DUPLO® Deluxe Box of fun 10590 Airport 10606 Doc McStuffins Backyard Clinic 10607 Spider-Man Web-Bike Workshop 10608 Spider-Man Spider Truck Adventure 10615 My First Tractor 10616 My First Playhouse 10617 My First Farm 10687 Spider-Man™ Hideout 10694 LEGO® Creative Supplement Bright 10699 Sand Baseplate 10702 LEGO® Creative Building Set 10705 LEGO® Creative Building Basket 10720 Police Helicopter Chase 10722 Snake Showdown 10724 Batman™ & Superman™ vs. Lex Luthor™ 10725 Lost Temple 10726 Stephanie's Horse Carriage 10727 Emma's Ice Cream Truck 10728 Mia's Vet Clinic 10729 Cinderella's Carriage 10735 Police Truck Chase 10747 Andrea & Stephanie's Beach Holiday 10808 Little Plane 10810 Push Train 10811 Backhoe Loader 10817 LEGO® DUPLO® Creative Chest 10818 My First Truck 10820 LEGO® DUPLO® Creative Building Basket 10822 Sofia the First Magical Carriage 10828 Doc McStuffins´ Pet Vet Care 10830 Minnie's Café 10831 My First Caterpillar 10842 Batcave Challenge 10849 My First Plane 10850 My First Cakes 10852 My First Bird 10853 LEGO® DUPLO® Creative Builder Box 10855 Cinderella´s Magical Castle 21024 Louvre 21026 Venice 21027 Berlin 21031 Burj Khalifa 21050 Studio 21113 The Cave 21119 The Dungeon 21120 The Snow Hideout 21121 The Desert Outpost 21122 The Nether Fortress 21123 The Iron Golem 21124 The End Portal 21125 The Jungle Tree House 21126 The Wither 21127 The Fortress 21128 The Village 21131 The Ice Spikes 21132 The Jungle Temple 21306 Yellow Submarine 21307 Caterham Seven 620R 31042 Super Soarer 31045 Ocean Explorer 31046 Fast Car 31047 Propeller Plane 31048 Lakeside Lodge 31049 Twin Spin Helicopter 31050 Corner Deli 31051 Lighthouse Point 31052 Vacation Getaways 31053 Treehouse Adventures 31054 Blue Express 31055 Red racer 31059 Sunset Street Bike 31060 Airshow Aces 31063 Beachside Vacation 31064 Island Adventures 31065 Park Street Townhouse 41065 Rapunzel's Best Day Ever 41066 Anna & Kristoff's Sleigh Adventure 41067 Belle's Enchanted Castle 41068 Arendelle Castle Celebration 41101 Heartlake Grand Hotel 41118 Heartlake Supermarket 41119 Heartlake Cupcake Café 41124 Heartlake Puppy Daycare 41125 Horse Vet Trailer 41126 Heartlake Riding Club 41127 Amusement Park Arcade 41128 Amusement Park Space Ride 41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Van 41130 Amusement Park Roller Coaster 41132 Heartlake Party Shop 41133 Amusement Park Bumper Cars 41134 Heartlake Performance School 41142 Palace Pets Royal Castle 41143 Berry's Kitchen 41144 Petite's Royal Stable 41147 Anna's Snow Adventure 41149 Moana's Island Adventure 41172 The Water Dragon Adventure 41175 Fire Dragon's Lava Cave 41179 Queen Dragon's Rescue 41180 Ragana's Magic Shadow Castle 41181 Naida's Gondola & the Goblin Thief 41182 The Capture of Sophie Jones 41184 Aira's Airship & the Amulet Chase 41185 Magic Rescue from the Goblin Village 41230 Batgirl™ Batjet Chase 41231 Harley Quinn™ to the rescue 41232 Super Hero High School 41233 Lashina™ Tank 41234 Bumblebee™ Helicopter 41237 Batgirl™ Secret Bunker 41238 Lena Luthor™ Kryptomite™ Factory 41239 Eclipso™ Dark Palace 41300 Puppy Championship 41301 Puppy Parade 41302 Puppy Pampering 41303 Puppy Playground 41304 Puppy Treats & Tricks 41305 Emma's Photo Studio 41306 Mia's Beach Scooter 41307 Olivia's Creative Lab 41308 Stephanie's Friendship Cakes 41309 Andrea's Musical Duet 41310 Heartlake Gift Delivery 41312 Heartlake Sports Center 41321 Snow Resort Off-Roader 41326 LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar 41487 Lloyd 41488 Master Wu 41489 Confidential_BH MDP Target 1 41585 Batman™ 41586 Batgirl™ 41587 Robin™ 41588 The Joker™ 41589 Captain America 41590 Iron Man 41591 Black Widow 41592 The Hulk 41593 Captain Jack Sparrow 41594 Captain Armando Salazar 41595 Belle 41596 Beast 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 42044 Display Team Jet 42045 Hydroplane Racer 42046 Getaway Racer 42047 Police Interceptor 42048 Race Kart 42049 Mine Loader 42050 Drag Racer 42052 Heavy Lift Helicopter 42053 Volvo EW160E 42054 CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC 42061 Telehandler 60097 City Square 60098 Heavy-Haul Train 60100 Airport Starter Set 60101 Airport Cargo Plane 60102 Airport VIP Service 60103 Airport Air Show 60104 Airport Passenger Terminal 60106 Fire Starter Set 60109 Fire Boat 60117 Van & Caravan 60119 Ferry 60120 Volcano Starter Set 60121 Volcano Exploration Truck 60122 Volcano Crawler 60123 Volcano Supply Helicopter 60124 Volcano Exploration Base 60125 Volcano Heavy-lift Helicopter 60129 Police Patrol Boat 60130 Prison Island 60132 Service Station 60134 Fun in the park - City People Pack 60135 ATV Arrest 60136 Police Starter Set 60142 Money Transporter 60143 Auto Transport Heist 60144 Race Plane 60145 Buggy 60146 Stunt Truck 60147 Fishing Boat 60149 4x4 with Catamaran 60151 Dragster Transporter 60152 Sweeper & Excavator 60155 LEGO® City Advent Calendar 60168 Sailboat Rescue 70317 The Fortrex 70347 King's Guard Artillery 70348 Lance's Twin Jouster 70349 Ruina's Lock & Roller 70350 The Three Brothers 70351 Clay's Falcon Fighter Blaster 70352 Jestro's Headquarters 70353 The Heligoyle 70354 Axl's Rumble Maker 70355 Aaron's Rock Climber 70356 The Stone Colossus of Ultimate Destructi 70358 Aaron's Stone Destroyer 70359 Lance vs. lightning 70361 Macy's Bot Drop Dragon 70362 Battle Suit Clay 70363 Battle Suit Macy 70364 Battle Suit Aaron 70365 Battle Suit Axl 70366 Battle Suit Lance 70372 Combo NEXO Powers Wave 1 70588 Titanium Ninja Tumbler 70589 Rock Roader 70591 Kryptarium Prison Breakout 70592 Salvage M.E.C. 70593 The Green NRG Dragon 70594 The Lighthouse Siege 70595 Ultra Stealth Raider 70596 Samurai X Cave Chaos 70621 The Vermillion Attack 70622 Desert Lightning 70623 Destiny's Shadow 70624 Vermillion Invader 70625 Samurai VXL 70626 Dawn of Iron Doom 70627 Dragon's Forge 70751 Temple of Airjitzu 70902 Catwoman™ Catcycle Chase 70904 Clayface™ Splat Attack 70907 Killer Croc™ Tail-Gator 70908 The Scuttler 70915 Two-Face™ Double Demolition 71006 The Simpsons™ House 71016 The Kwik-E-Mart 75095 TIE Fighter™ 75098 Assault on Hoth™ 75099 Rey's Speeder™ 75101 First Order Special Forces TIE fighter™ 75104 Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle™ 75105 Millennium Falcon™ 75111 Darth Vader™ 75114 First Order Stormtrooper™ 75116 Finn 75118 Captain Phasma™ 75119 Sergeant Jyn Erso™ 75120 K-2SO™ 75121 Imperial Death Trooper™ 75125 Resistance X-Wing Fighter™ 75126 First Order Snowspeeder™ 75128 TIE Advanced Prototype™ 75129 Wookiee™ Gunship 75131 Resistance Trooper Battle Pack 75132 First Order Battle Pack 75137 Carbon-Freezing Chamber 75139 Battle on Takodana™ 75145 Eclipse Fighter™ 75147 StarScavenger™ 75148 Encounter on Jakku™ 75149 Resistance X-Wing Fighter™ 75151 Clone Turbo Tank™ 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank™ 75153 AT-ST™ Walker 75154 TIE Striker™ 75157 Captain Rex's AT-TE™ 75162 Y-Wing™ Microfighter 75163 Krennic's Imperial Shuttle™ Microfighter 75164 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack 75165 Imperial Trooper Battle Pack 75170 The Phantom 75171 Battle on Scarif 75184 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar 75523 Scarif Stormtrooper™ 75524 Chirrut Îmwe™ 75525 Baze Malbus™ 75828 Ecto-1 & 2 75870 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 75871 Ford Mustang GT 75872 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 75873 Audi R8 LMS ultra 75874 Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race 75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod 75876 Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane 75882 Ferrari FXX K & Development Center 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier 76044 Clash of the Heroes 76045 Kryptonite Interception 76047 Black Panther Pursuit 76051 Super Hero Airport Battle 76052 Batman™ Classic TV Series – Batcave 76053 Batman™: Gotham City Cycle Chase 76054 Batman™: Scarecrow™ Harvest of Fear 76055 Batman™: Killer Croc™ Sewer Smash 76056 Batman™: Rescue from Ra's al Ghul™ 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge 76058 Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-up 76059 Spider-Man: Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap 76067 Tanker Truck Takedown 76068 Mighty Micros: Superman™ vs. Bizarro™ 76069 Mighty Micros: Batman™ vs. Killer Moth™ 76070 Mighty Micros: Wonder Woman™ vs. Doomsda 76071 Mighty Micros: Spider-Man vs. Scorpion 76072 Mighty Micros: Iron Man vs. Thanos 76073 Mighty Micros: Wolverine vs. Magneto 76075 Wonder Woman™ Warrior Battle 76079 Ravager Attack 76080 Ayesha's Revenge 76081 The Milano vs. The Abilisk
  5. 28 points
    Just finished this up, figured I'd post it up. The goal was to leave the Haunted House set untouched but to build around it. I also wanted to be able to open the house. All in all I'm happy with how it turned out. Thoughts and comments appreciated.
  6. 23 points
    Completed and mounted. Cannon alternates top/bottom lights. Happy to answer any questions or take different pictures if asked.
  7. 23 points
    Technically not a "buy" (though I'll have to pay income taxes over this win as Sears had me fill out a W-9), but this happened last week and arrived today:
  8. 21 points
  9. 20 points
    Just wanted to share some pictures of my finished UCS Tie Fighter. Lighting by Brickstuff pico LEDs. The laser cannons are on an 'pulse fire' mode in the Lighting Effects Controller while the engines are on a 'Flicker' mode. Mounted on the wall using a TV mount and a bent L-bracket. This inserts into the bottom side of the model and gives it the angle of attack.
  10. 19 points
    Here’s my Winter Village Display this year - enjoy!
  11. 19 points
    Received as a gift from a guy who worked for Lego years ago.
  12. 18 points
    My Lego Room: I come here after I fight with my wife to relax/recover. Still working on arranging sets due to spacing issues.
  13. 18 points
    2nd 7744 Built Mirrored Joined
  14. 17 points
    I'm Thankful for the Macks, and you guys, this site, and the work you all do even on days like today. Thank you all, hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving/BF. Ordered probably too many of the Walmart LEGO set, but seems tough to go wrong. People talking about Atlas, my closest two TRU have several of these on the shelves.
  15. 17 points
    Wish they would re-release sets from the vault that people cared about...
  16. 16 points
    I flipped one, am holding one, and sent one for free to a random STEM teacher on Twitter who mentioned wanting one for her classroom. She seems confused and excited.
  17. 16 points
    quit making to many themes, to many BS sets, way to much overproduction to where the stuff gets liquidated heavily at retail and in bulk through other avenues. Quit extending retirement dates because of a sales spike. Quit holding products who knows where then releasing 75,000 of a poly on a retailer months after it has no interest. Quit releasing the holiday sets that you retire on your website one year after with new print / batch codes. Quit giving out the same promos years later. Make some new concepts instead of just retiring the previous smaller set then releasing another. Those are all things that would help right the ship over re releasing the same set you've already offered before. People want new stuff when it comes to big sets. There are plenty of ways to get the retired sets that go to high for a cheaper price whether it be used or bricklinking if you are a collector and really wanted something you missed out on. The sales decline has everything to do with a glut of average or subpar / rehashed products and product that has been out way to long and should of been retired years ago. People only have so much money and 600 active sets just overwhelms customers and causes disinterest in the brand as well as retailers having to do drastic sales to move it.
  18. 16 points
    Work in progress. Happy with most everything except the engines. Keen eyes will also notice some custom modifications.
  19. 15 points
    Lego 50%+ off clearance haul from KMart. These go with the polys posted above. I left plenty behind.
  20. 15 points
    I found that extra piece:
  21. 14 points
    My recently-built Saturn rocket has found a new temporary home in my classroom. A perfect stimulant to help the children write their own 'Moon Landing' newspaper reports.
  22. 14 points
    Sets like the Taj Mahal are clearly aimed at collectors... pretty sure it's not something most 7 year olds want under the Xmas tree or for their birthday. And what demand? The 2 or 3 sold each month on eBay? That's not demand... Besides all the "collectors" are just going to be bitter about the price increase for 1 extra part. LEGO is cashing in on an easy release, simple as that. Lazy and short sighted .. short term gain, long term nothing.
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  25. 13 points
    I feel like this is @exciter1 after every post.
  26. 13 points
    Yes but I think he meant sets, not your own personal status an investor
  27. 13 points
    LEGO are doing (and have done) unbelievable damage to their own value (way, way, way more than any perceived damage that the knockoffs could ever cause). LEGO sets were worth more (and commanded a premium) because they were inevitably worth more than just a bunch of plastic toy pieces - now they are just overpriced plastic. I am truly astounded at the level of their stupidity.
  28. 13 points
    I went to London with my family for a grand ol' time. Of course I also visited the Leicester Square Lego store, and a Toys'R'Us (which still had those TRU exclusive minifigures sets and the free Christmas tree promo thingy). And I managed to get 18 Lester minifigs as well for friends, colleagues and other interested people. The big boxes are all for my own collection! Funny to see how the mini London Bus was still sold at Leicester Square for 10 pounds with plenty of stock, while Hamleys was selling them for 15 pounds! I got a good (30%) discount on the Disney Castle, Brick Bank, Snowspeeder and London Bus sets. For the Assembly Square (already cheaper in the UK than in The Netherlands) I used my saved up VIP points to get it down to 135 pounds, or about €155. Disney Castle at 30% discount came down to 210 pounds, or €241 which is much cheaper than €350 in The Netherlands! All in all a great haul, even when I had to take those big boxes with me in the underground to get to the hotel where we were staying.
  29. 12 points
    🦃 I just wanted to wish all the BrickPicker members a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm sorry that I haven't been active lately on the site, but I am finishing up a major renovation of my business and I haven't had time to poop. I am thankful for a day off today! Anyway, enjoy your turkey and have a fun time shopping later on... Ed Mack
  30. 12 points
    Black Pearl and Queen Anne's Revenge. Paid a total of about £240, including Bricklink costs for completing them.
  31. 12 points
    When we hit January 1, I'll restart this thread with those "rules" in place. And we'll keep it clean so it's just the set and the retirement date (and the region), along with a screenshot. Otherwise, the post will be deleted. I will even sticky it to the top of the forum. Carry on until then.
  32. 12 points
    Palace Cinema at Amazon for $104.48 (30% off) https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Creator-10232-Palace-Cinema/dp/B00BFXP3G2/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1511132056&sr=1-1&keywords=10232 Can someone add the referral link?
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  34. 12 points
    At least I’m attempting to contribute.
  35. 12 points
    I didn't think that the Saturn V was capable of sustaining a crew all the way to Uranus.
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  37. 11 points
    ...and people with poop avatars being critical of every move.
  38. 11 points
    I never have understood why people post pictures like this on their listing and enter their max quantity that they have. It's telling the potential buyer " I got plenty of these. No rush. Wait to see if the price drops further".
  39. 11 points
    Someone just shared this on Facebook regarding WoN. You are essentially copping a feel of their pocketbooks. "The patriarchy of the website "Brickpicker" are the ones buying up all this triumphant women's Lego set and bragging about scalping them. Just MORE men taking advantage of women. They assault our bodies and now our wallets!!!!!"
  40. 11 points
    But how many people will really care? I would have LOVED to find an old one, but now I have zero interest in this set. There WAS something special about the set precisely because it was rare and prohibitively expensive. Now it's just another expensive D2C set that won't be in high demand after Jan 2018 and will take up a ton of retail space.
  41. 10 points
    the commoners thank his majesty for his generosity
  42. 10 points
    75054 - AT-AT 75050 - B-Wing 75092 - Naboo Starfighter 75094 - Imperial Shuttle Tydirum 75105 - Millennium Falcon Based on the rest of the images the AT-AT and IST are complete. Naboo Starfighter is missing the antennas, the remaining parts to the b-wing look to be in the clothes basket along with a ton of MF pieces. Most of the minifigs are there as well, the missing may be among the parts in the basket. Wasn't stopping to ask questions before I hit BIN. Not bad for $47 shipped.
  43. 10 points
    I have a buddy that is also into Lego investing/collecting. We have a saying that we use for our best hauls. "Cake taker". As in it "takes the cake", as in the best deal one of us ever found. There's been some good ones in the past: my ucs r2 I found for $7, a green grocer I got in a lot for $60... but today's is the new "cake taker". Last night I saw on fb a lot for $60. First pic showed a three drawer tote filled with random pieces and chunks, second pic showed a large tote with what was clear to me to be a cafe corner. The listing had only been up for less than an hour so I messaged the seller, and we set up a meeting for this morning. Thankfully after we talked, she marked it as sold so nobody tried to snipe it from me. So I show up this morning, I hand over the $60, and I start carrying over the tote with the cc to my truck. I glance down and see a green grocer under the cafe! With half a pet shop attached to it! I load it all up and drive home to check it all out. Cc and gg appear to be complete. I didn't find the other half of the pet shop, but it may just be fully taken apart in the bins. Lots of other neat stuff including a lot of parts (hopefully complete)to the town plan set, a large Vikings set, city garage and firehouse. And to top it all off, if you look above this post, you'll see last week I got a lot with a black pearl. That black pearl was complete, except for one piece...the skull flag in top. Well by some crazy coincidence I found that flag (and a jack sparrow fig) in today's lot! No instructions in this lot, as dusty as all get out, but I'm not complaining.
  44. 10 points
  45. 10 points
    Finally started building the Sea Cow the kids got me for Father’s Day a couple years ago. I’m about half way done.
  46. 10 points
    Make sure to take some to sell in the parking lot.
  47. 10 points
    Gotta love it when the manager of the local TRU calls you and asks if you want all the leftovers from the BB-8 build....
  48. 10 points
    Bought a few Women of Exo Suits.
  49. 10 points
    And that one new piece is so difficult to use, it increases the target age by 2 years
  50. 10 points
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