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by gator06
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Strange Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: Strange Question

Massive hoarding : P But seriously however you want to use them. Building and displaying seems to be their ultimate purpose though, even if you're a small child. Who didn't play with LEGO as a child, build a terrible space ship made out of 2x4s in every different color and then run up to someone an...
by gator06
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Investing in Lego
Replies: 107
Views: 52539

Re: Investing in Lego

The idea of investing in lego brings a smile to my face, to have a hobby that can support itself is just awesome. If I thought I could make a better return than the market on lego, then I'd want to. The biggest problem in my eyes would come from the size/space/storage problem. For example, $10,000 w...
by gator06
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Why Is LEGO So Expensive?
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: Why Is LEGO So Expensive?

I read the responses to that article. I found myself thinking that the people who said that lego is too expensive have obviously never played with them AND the copies for much time at all. The price difference between lego and the copies is smaller than the quality difference in my opinion. From tha...
by gator06
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: LEGO Creations & IDEAS
Topic: MOC Crocodile Cult
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Re: MOC Crocodile Cult

That is just great. I love how you can see the whole implied story in the one still scene. Good job.
by gator06
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Is there something wrong with me?
Replies: 34
Views: 7432

Re: Is there something wrong with me?

I would say open them and assemble them. Unless you are a pure investor, the assembly value of enjoying the sets has some value that you could express in a dollar amount. Remember, even opened and complete sets retain a considerable amount of their value. If the difference between Sealed and opened ...
by gator06
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: What's the best way to sell Lego?
Replies: 14
Views: 7078

Re: What's the best way to sell Lego?

I would agree that Lego is a relatively good value in toys if you consider the possible resale value like you would a car or something else. If you are planning to sell them, I would advise keeping the boxes and instructions safely sealed away. It seems as though the value of a complete set is consi...
by gator06
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Help me w/ Ebay purchasing!
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: Help me w/ Ebay purchasing!

I've made 4 lego purchases off ebay. 2 were for bulk lots of 10 and 20 pounds of lego bricks. They were as described, but one was just poured into a cardboard box, and leaking bricks by the time is got to my house. Another was for the older millennium falcon sold by someone who said they were an adu...
by gator06
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Hasbro vs Lego
Replies: 22
Views: 3887

Re: Hasbro vs Lego

I wonder what would happen if LEGO hits the dust. What would the fans do? LOL We had that discussion already, it wasn't pretty. If lego hit the dust there would be some collectors or investors that would buy up the molds etc. and start making them again, I'd invest some cash in a company that did t...
by gator06
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: LEGO Creations & IDEAS
Topic: [MOC] Military Scout Vehicle "The Puppy"
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: [MOC] Military Scout Vehicle "The Puppy"

very nice, thanks for the pictures.
by gator06
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: [USA] BN Instores Kids Club Coupon 30% off MSRP on LEGO
Replies: 446
Views: 28488

Re: [WORLD] BN.com 30% off USA MSRP on Non-Licensed LEGO

vaio wrote:Anyone else's boxes coming thrashed? I ordered 2 sets and both sets were crushed from delivery.
I've ordered two larger sets from BN and both arrived in good condition.
by gator06
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: New Member?
Topic: RE: New from Singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: RE: New from Singapore

Welcome!
by gator06
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: A couple of clearance sets at Walmart - 30% off
Replies: 40
Views: 2810

Re: A couple of clearance sets at Walmart - 30% off

Thanks for the info, I think I'll stop by walmart and see what they have.
by gator06
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: A couple of clearance sets at Walmart - 30% off
Replies: 40
Views: 2810

Re: A couple of clearance sets at Walmart - 30% off

Pharaoh's Quest Scorpion Pyramid: $55 Harry Potter Burrows: $30 Those are nice finds. The Burrow is a great set, I'm very happy with it at $42, but $30 would've been outstanding. I'm hoping to find the Scorpion Pyramid at a decent discount. The scorpion pyramid is pretty cool. I bought it for $70 a...
by gator06
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Question on TRU B1G1 returns
Replies: 17
Views: 2373

Re: Question on TRU B1G1 returns

how often does TRU do this BOGO sale anyway, is it every few months or something like that? In my experience it really varies. I started noticing BOGO sales last fall BUT this summer they have been every few weeks. I think the amount of them this summer is a reflection of the economy, I had always ...
by gator06
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: [USA] BN Instores Kids Club Coupon 30% off MSRP on LEGO
Replies: 446
Views: 28488

Re: [WORLD] BN.com 30% off USA MSRP on Non-Licensed LEGO

that ninjago fire temple looks pretty good, but I'm tempted to get a kings castle even though I already have one. Ninjas or Knights? Does anyone know how often B&N adds new lego sets. Do you think there is any chance of them adding the death star or the grand emporium or something like that? I say ...
by gator06
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: New Member?
Topic: Another Hello from SoCal. :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: Another Hello from SoCal. :)

ncbarrett wrote:Welcome to TnB
gator06 wrote:... Since then, I've spent a lot of time on building sets with or without my children....
Do you find it is more times without? :lol:

More and more all the time, in fact it makes me want to have 2 of everything....
by gator06
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Question on TRU B1G1 returns
Replies: 17
Views: 2373

Re: Question on TRU B1G1 returns

how often does TRU do this BOGO sale anyway, is it every few months or something like that?
by gator06
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: LEGO Creations & IDEAS
Topic: [MOC] Food Truck
Replies: 23
Views: 8364

Re: [MOC] Food Truck

Love it!, makes me hungry though, I think I'll try to make one myself if I can scrounge up the bricks....
by gator06
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: New Member?
Topic: Another Hello from SoCal. :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Another Hello from SoCal. :)

Hi, Thank you to the people who put up this website. Like some other users posts I've read, I'm an adult who used to spend lots of time with my lego bricks when I was a kid and then sort of forgot about them for a while until my own children started to become interested. Since then, I've spent a lot...
by gator06
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: [USA] Amazon.com 50% off LEGO PoP 7572 Quest Against Time
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: [USA] Amazon.com 50% off LEGO PoP 7572 Quest Against Tim

I thought alamut was a pretty good looking set for the price (50-something) It has a camel, what's not to like. :)