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jaydisc 31st July 2008 02:21 PM

Lego Acquisitions
 
This has been suggested a few times, and I personally like the idea for a few reasons:

1. Lego is clearly a popular side-topic at this board
2. Otherwise, I find the signal to noise ratio very low in the general non-TF thread

So, I'm going to give it a try.

http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC03874.jpg

I have all the original Indiana Jones stuff and had no intention of getting the Crystal Skull stuff because of how abyssmal I felt the movie was, but after I've seen a few grab the Mutt Williams action figure, I thought I'd grab the Mutt Williams minifig, so I got him in the cheapest set I could.

I also did a bit of hunting with STL for older Exo-Force stuff as it's seemingly being phased out and on special in a few local locations. We're both aligned in the opinion that it's good supplies for building Lego TFs in the future (non-Duplo of course ;)). I happily grabbed my first three sets.

Is Exo-Force coming to a close? Or is it just the last wave is coming to a close?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thanatos (Post 36606)
Side note: I love the combo idea. Unfortunately the only place I can find the instructions to build the combos is online. Any other place I can get them/order them?

Do they charge for the instructions?

TheDirtyDigger 31st July 2008 02:26 PM

Exo Force is FINISHED!!!

As far as I know.

Fungal Infection 31st July 2008 02:38 PM

Damn it!! I was going to start this thread with my new acquisitions!!! But not till later tonight after I've finished building them...... :p
Yes, Exo-Force is finished after this year according to the Lego forums. There is no charge to d/l the instructions, but if you want to access the special features, you need to sign up (free). And, you need the Exo-Force special bricks that come with some of the sets to get stuff as well (screensavers, wallpapers etc...).

Stompy 31st July 2008 05:36 PM

It's a pity Exo-Force finished as they were starting to have hints at transformable mechs. It was a great run, especailly the build on the last few mechs, which is a shame. I managed to get the lot of Exo's bar the Golden Tower, Devastator, and that flying drone vehicle from wave 1.

Anyway, my recent acquisitions thanks to the sales:
- 7036 Castle: Dwarves Mine
- 4995 Creator: Cargo Copter
- 4998 Creator: Stegosaurus

The cargo copter was a huge dissapointment. Besides the pull back motor winch, its a pretty bare and sparse looking helicopter. The Dwarves Mine is full of features and play value - lots of moving objects. The mine carts build was particularly surprising. The Stegosaurus is a must for Creator fans. It's BIG, a lot bigger thaa I expected. Heavy too.

I'm waiting for the new Mars Mission sets and the huge Agents truck/base. Blardy expensive hobbies we have.

dirge 31st July 2008 08:47 PM

Stickied.... although I suspect this one will stay top or close to it anyway (:

TheDirtyDigger 31st July 2008 09:50 PM

Goddamnit. Now one shopping trip will have me posting in three threads...

Couple of Exo-Forces...

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/6050/43818904rh3.jpg
Saw something special that I've never seen at retail before too. Not telling in case it all gets bought up, but if you're in Melbourne, and you're good looking, PM me and I might tell you.

iceburn 31st July 2008 09:54 PM

i'm ugly..can you tell me??? unless its Lego related

STL 31st July 2008 10:44 PM

I was hoping to start the thread. I picked up a chunk of stuff too today though none for myself really but will smuggle upstairs later.

What've you got coming Fungal? That Legoshop order? ;)

Thanatos 31st July 2008 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaydisc (Post 36611)
Do they charge for the instructions?

I found the instructions online, it just bugs me that there aren't paper versions I don't have to print out in at least one of the set. No matter. I'll just have to build at the computer.

If Exo-Force is finishing, I have better get the last 2 sets I'm missing from this wave!

STL 31st July 2008 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thanatos (Post 36750)
I found the instructions online, it just bugs me that there aren't paper versions I don't have to print out in at least one of the set. No matter. I'll just have to build at the computer.

If Exo-Force is finishing, I have better get the last 2 sets I'm missing from this wave!

I'm w/ Thanatos. I like my computer but when I'm building Lego I don't precisely like reading instructions off the net. It's not that sorta time.

Oh, and yes, I read that last night on one of the Lego forums and was bitterly disappointed. Apparently a lot was to do with Lego failing to promote this latest wave effectively. Me? I just think the new designs hardly come even close to matching the 2006 and 2007 sets. Of the new stuff I only really like the Hybrid Rescue Tank and Storm Lasher and Dark Panther. The latter two only make the cut courtesy of hte combo form. But aside from that they definitely are a step down on the originals.e

dirge 31st July 2008 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 36720)
Goddamnit. Now one shopping trip will have me posting in three threads...

You could always take three photos ;)

iceburn 1st August 2008 12:02 AM

i would just post on the main acquisition thread though pic must have TFs in it.
ohh who's doing the August one??

Fungal Infection 1st August 2008 12:14 AM

My acquisition for today (from the Legoshop.com):

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...isitions81.jpg

Haven't built the Devastator yet but will post pics of all built models when I complete the Devastator. What did surprise me about this order was that it was shipped to Australia from Denmark, then shipped from the Aust. NSW warehouse to me. The boxed was marked with Lego Denmark stickers and had postage paid for in Denmark but had a sticker stuck on additionally that said Postage Paid Australia from Lego Australia. Talk about doing things the expensive way!

TheDirtyDigger 1st August 2008 08:55 PM

Well I really, really wanted to get the Sandcrawler as I've wanted it for a while but something I wanted even more was the original Rep Gunship and AT-TE Walker as I have piloted and driven them many a time on SWBF2. Didn't have enough disposable income for them all so got the ones pictured.
Secondary market prices for these have generally been ludicrous to say the least so I am very happy with these new 're-issues'. Just had to get them as soon as I saw them.:)

Oh yeah...X-wing for someone special to my heart.;)

http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/497/legoue5.jpg

Golden Phoenix 1st August 2008 10:33 PM

How much were the Clone Wars sets?

Autocon 1st August 2008 11:56 PM

how many in the exo force set altogether??

STL 2nd August 2008 01:33 AM

:D

My first Lego acquisitions in the lego acquisition thread:

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/3040/dscf3844te8.jpg

In love with Exo-Force at the moment.

The 7721 looks very awkward online but in RL it looks quite lovely and menacing. I might be able to use it to make a Black Zarak at some point! And likely it'd be the closest I'd ever come to owning a Black Zarak.

Oh, and the 7721 will be a very fond memory for me (beyond the fact that my gf got it for me so I didn't have to pay a cent!). Lots of craziness. When I bought the 7721 for Jaydisc and Fungal, there were a couple in the line in front of me. They were running some poor girl ragged by basically using an old receipt and then asking if they could change the items they'd previously bought with the ones they now wanted. The girl was really not sure about this but the two clowns in their suits pressured her and pressured her. The first item I thought "okay, maybe a once off" but then the second item was a DVD. The girl told them it wasn't the same barcode as the original receipt and the woman started imposing themselves saying they're the same price and she doesn't want to pay for a DVD she no longer wants. At this point I the checkout chick was going red with a massive line forming behind her and then said she'd do it. Pissed off, I intervened and told her that she shouldn't feel pressured b/c it's not really her job. There's a good reason why there's a returns desk and she has every right to ask them to do returns/exchanges at the proper location. The couple then stared at me with a look that could melt the north pole. The guy told me this was none of my business and I should shut up. I told him I was just being courteous b/c I felt they were unfairly pressuring the girl. The guy told me to butt out of it and again to shut up. I told him he lacked the intelligence to properly communicate with other human beings in non-derogatory words of more than one syllable which I found rather saddening. He told me I was a smart ass and I told him I just possessed the requisite vocabulary without having to drop down to his level. He told me to repeatedly shut up. At that point, I told the checkout chick that she should ask the manager. But by this time, the manager had noticed the commotion and come over. I explained that I was just trying to explain to the couple there's a reason why there's a returns desk and furthermore it's way too easy to walk into a store grab two items (one on the receipt and the one they want) and then walk to the checkout asking to exchange the items without ever bringing in the original item. It's a check and balance. Otherwise, hell I'd walk out with 10 Lego sets for every just having bought the one. The couple stared at me with a look that could kill and I just smiled blankly at him while the manager told them they'd done the wrong thing and asked them to come to the exchange counter with her. They were not happy. After they marched behind the store manager, I apologised to the checkout chick for making a scene and But it annoyed me that there were poeple like this. This was Camberwell... one of my favourite areas to shop. :(

On top of that, the box I grabbed for Fungal ended up not having instructions and I ran around like a headless chook on crutches trying to grab a second one. In the end I just replaced the missing instruction booklet w/ one of my own so all that worrying for nothing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Autocon (Post 36948)
how many in the exo force set altogether??

About 31 sets all up but in my opinion only about 24 of them are worth chasing down.

Jaydisc and I have sourced out the missing 8100 one we really want which is 8103 and I'm now turning my attention to 7709 and 7712 but it looks like eBay may be the only way to go for the latter. I really really want 7709, especially since Fungal confirmed what I expected which was that the blue bot in 7709 is one of the best in the line.

And Fungal's helping us out too to get 7714 Golden Guardian (the best of the line from everything I've seen/read) as well as 7713.

The other great thing about Exo-Force is that it's finite... which makes me sad... but at least I know it won't be a long running addiction like say TFs. :D

TheDirtyDigger 2nd August 2008 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golden Phoenix (Post 36939)
How much were the Clone Wars sets?

$189.99 for the Gunship
$149.99 for AT-TE

And sorry GC they had no Force FX sabres there As far as I know coz the sweet young thing I asked about them didn't even know what I was talking about.
Such untrained, uninformed staff at TRU. She was cute though.

Golden Phoenix 2nd August 2008 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 36972)
$189.99 for the Gunship
$149.99 for AT-TE

And sorry GC they had no Force FX sabres there As far as I know coz the sweet young thing I asked about them didn't even know what I was talking about.
Such untrained, uninformed staff at TRU. She was cute though.

That's alright. Jay picked me up 2 the other day. He said Obi-wan's and Mace's I think.
It is a shame about the pricing for the 2 Lego sets. I would have liked to grab at least one, but I am not going to drop $189.99 for the gunship

TheDirtyDigger 3rd August 2008 07:27 PM

My third train set that shall hopefully (space permitting) be part of my own Lego city one day.

Couple of Exo Force.

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9328/nonpb5.jpg

STL 4th August 2008 12:00 AM

Whoa, Digger, where'd u find that 8103? I turned most of Melbourne's Targets upside down in search of one and had no luck! In the end, a mate of mine in Geelong picked them up for Jaydisc and myself.

Stompy 4th August 2008 12:11 AM

I spotted a handful of 7707 (Striking Venom) at David Jones at Chadstone. Only place I've seen them since the original release way back in late 2006/early 2007.

Any other sets any of you after? I can have a looka t this side of town.

STL 4th August 2008 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stompy (Post 37324)
I spotted a handful of 7707 (Striking Venom) at David Jones at Chadstone. Only place I've seen them since the original release way back in late 2006/early 2007.

Any other sets any of you after? I can have a looka t this side of town.

Only old 7700 sets really. A Supernova would be a godsend but I'm not holding my breath. I am looking at one on eBay though. The same seller also has a Sentai Base which I'm very keen on too.

I found Striking Venoms at a Target too and picked one up for Fungal. Personally, I wasn't sure if I liked that set that much so I stayed clear of it. I might pick it up at next sale if it's still there but I'm focusing on what I really want from the line first. Not to mention that RK order I keep putting off.

Stompy 4th August 2008 02:13 AM

I'm a fan of walkers/spiders so I really love the Striking Venom. It's pretty huge but the Combat Crawler probably is the better legged mech. I'm kinda spewing I didn't pick up the Mobile Devastator from Target at the sale price of $72 to complete my collection. Well not really complete as I'm not interested at the Golden Tower and Sonic Phantom.

Good Luck with the hunt. If I spot a Supernova (or any 7700+ sets) I'll pick it up and arrange something. The Supernova and the blue mech in the Sentai Headquarters set are exactly the same bar the colour of course and different weapons and fins. Hah! A repaint with slight modifications! Although they are (along with Golden Guardian and Aero Booster) the best mechs in the series.

I might get my sets out and do group pictures. Am also on the verge on making some Transformers Lego with my spares.

TheDirtyDigger 4th August 2008 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STL (Post 37318)
Whoa, Digger, where'd u find that 8103?


Found a secret stash of them in a store. They had 2 or 3 other sets of the same size with the shiny gold or silver packaging.

jaydisc 6th August 2008 03:09 PM

Big thanks to Fungal Infection for getting STL and I some Exo-Force at great prices! Thank you!!!!

http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC03909.jpg

STL 6th August 2008 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaydisc (Post 37969)
Big thanks to Fungal Infection for getting STL and I some Exo-Force at great prices! Thank you!!!!

http://lindalane.com/temporary/tf/DSC03909.jpg

Tonight is too far away! :(

TheDirtyDigger 6th August 2008 04:46 PM

Whos the third Golden Guardian for???

iceburn 6th August 2008 04:49 PM

me me!!!





NEVER!!! J/K

jaydisc 6th August 2008 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 37992)
Whos the third Golden Guardian for???

The Doubles King

Fungal Infection 6th August 2008 08:36 PM

Got Combat Crawler X2 and Striking Venom courtesy of the Melbo mobsters (JD and STL) today. Thanks guys! Pics later when I've finished building them.

Fungal Infection 7th August 2008 07:25 PM

Finished pics!!

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...isitions82.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...isitions83.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...isitions84.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...isitions85.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q...isitions86.jpg

Not really fond of the Combat Crawler X2 but love the Striking Venom. In terms of space it takes up the most room thus far of all my mechs due to its long, large arachnid legs. The Combat Crawler X2 just doesn't seem to fit in as well with all the other mechs and machines - I dunno what it is but atleast the smaller yellow mech is decent - its just the large walker that irks me.

STL 8th August 2008 12:01 AM

I couldn't help myself last night. As soon as I picked this up from Jaydisc, I had to build it. I started at about 2:00. An hour later this was the result:

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/7717/dscf3869gt3.jpg

It's a beautiful thing. My only one complaint is that there is no waist articulation. But that's easily remedied. I'll do it later tonight. I like it so much I even applied the stickers which are really good. They do enhance the appearance of the toy by a mile. I've so far avoided stickers on the vast majority of them except for the really stand out ones of which Golden Guardian and Aero Booster definitely are. I have doubles of both too. :D

And went shopping w/ my missus this evening. I felt left out since she got so much so I bought this:

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4016/dscf3870vt8.jpg

Kyle 9th August 2008 07:14 AM

Got a email from Lego.com saying my giant castle chess set has shipped! Can't wait to receive it~ :D

TheDirtyDigger 9th August 2008 07:52 AM

What was the price on that Kyle? I see they had the original Castle Chess set going cheap a couple weeks back. Tempted to get it but how many chess sets does a man need?

Got this baby last night...

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/394/v19bn3.jpg

Zippo 9th August 2008 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STL (Post 38258)
I couldn't help myself last night. As soon as I picked this up from Jaydisc, I had to build it. I started at about 2:00. An hour later this was the result:

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/7717/dscf3869gt3.jpg

It's a beautiful thing. My only one complaint is that there is no waist articulation. But that's easily remedied. I'll do it later tonight. I like it so much I even applied the stickers which are really good. They do enhance the appearance of the toy by a mile. I've so far avoided stickers on the vast majority of them except for the really stand out ones of which Golden Guardian and Aero Booster definitely are. I have doubles of both too. :D

Who is that? Looks good

Golden Phoenix 9th August 2008 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 38487)
What was the price on that Kyle? I see they had the original Castle Chess set going cheap a couple weeks back. Tempted to get it but how many chess sets does a man need?

Got this baby last night...

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/394/v19bn3.jpg

My only problem with this set is that it is too big.
The V19-Torrent is supposed to be a small light attack fighter (read cannon fodder)
Linky Linky

Kyle 9th August 2008 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 38487)
What was the price on that Kyle? I see they had the original Castle Chess set going cheap a couple weeks back. Tempted to get it but how many chess sets does a man need?

Nice acquisitions guys. DD I preordered the giant chess set while they had the free shipping promotion, so the total was the price of the set itself: $299.99. It's a lot for a chess set :o but there are many useful castle parts I just couldn't resist... :p

Kyle 9th August 2008 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zippo (Post 38489)
Who is that? Looks good

7714 Golden Guardian :)

liegeprime 9th August 2008 02:32 PM

Finally got one off from layby... still one more to go ( 50th anniv town plan)

Lego Coast guard with lighthouse and life guard with patrol boat City series
7739 and 7726 sets


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