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(NPR)   Police investigate theft of $9000 worth of Lego - so, that's like 5 big sets, right?   (thin.npr.org) divider line 33
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2014-06-03 01:17:06 PM  
Two Millennium Falcons according to the most recent eBay rates. I really, really want one but I'm not paying $4,000 for one. I hope Lego re-releases it like the X-Wing soon.
 
2014-06-03 03:06:02 PM  
I'd rather have an erection set.
 
2014-06-03 03:09:19 PM  

SquiggsIN: I'm really glad that my mom kept my old Legos in boxes at her house. Not only do the nieces and nephews get to play with them but, with inflation replacing them today would cost thousands.


my mother recently insisted that I get my legos out of her house. The grand kids all had a run with them etc. They are in a small garbage can all mixed together. One of these days I want to try and possible put together some of the sets that are all mixed in. Maybe pick up a train set for fun

They were expensive then and they are expensive now.
 
2014-06-03 03:09:44 PM  
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you might call it a LEGOloss
 
2014-06-03 03:09:44 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Two Millennium Falcons according to the most recent eBay rates. I really, really want one but I'm not paying $4,000 for one. I hope Lego re-releases it like the X-Wing soon.


There's a rumor that there's a new Ultimate Collector's Series Millennium Falcon on the way, which is sure to be an all new model like the X-Wing since that's just how Lego operates.  Hopefully it'll have some actual interior spaces instead of just Technic skeleton like the original.
 
2014-06-03 03:11:03 PM  
C'mon Subby. It's more like 25 big sets.
 
2014-06-03 03:12:05 PM  
I wonder if they are targeting the standard CITY sets or the licensed sets. Maybe they are just going after Benny's spaceship, spaceship, SPACESHIP!!!!

I still have my Red and White space minifigs from 1978.
 
2014-06-03 03:13:11 PM  

SquiggsIN: I'm really glad that my mom kept my old Legos in boxes at her house. Not only do the nieces and nephews get to play with them but, with inflation replacing them today would cost thousands.


Hmm, now that you mention it.

I had LEGO bricks when I were a kid. But I gather my parents threw them away.

Pity.
 
2014-06-03 03:16:14 PM  
If the thieves are smart, they grabbed up sets that are being phased out. Hold them for a couple years and then make a killing on eBay.

/Most thieves are not smart.
 
2014-06-03 03:20:04 PM  

kindms: SquiggsIN: I'm really glad that my mom kept my old Legos in boxes at her house. Not only do the nieces and nephews get to play with them but, with inflation replacing them today would cost thousands.

my mother recently insisted that I get my legos out of her house. The grand kids all had a run with them etc. They are in a small garbage can all mixed together. One of these days I want to try and possible put together some of the sets that are all mixed in. Maybe pick up a train set for fun

They were expensive then and they are expensive now.


About a year ago, my mom was at a church bazzar and a another woman was selling boxes of legos with manuals for $40. My mom grabbed it up for her Grandkids.

I've got the sets at my house now and we've been organizing the pieces into containers by color and building the sets we can from the instructions. So far, I've built a huge jet, police boat, Police Big Rig with a Command Center trailer and a few smaller vehicles. I saw the Police Trailer in the store selling for $60, so I know I've got easily close to $1k of legos in this set.

I hope to get the two police stations and airport built this weekend for my son's lego birthday party the following week.
 
2014-06-03 03:22:31 PM  
everything is awesome?

Seriously see the movie if you haven't yet
 
2014-06-03 03:25:41 PM  

August11: I wonder if they are targeting the standard CITY sets or the licensed sets. Maybe they are just going after Benny's spaceship, spaceship, SPACESHIP!!!!

I still have my Red and White space minifigs from 1978.


I still have one of those blue helmets with the broken chin-strap, and I tell you, I was grinning with pure joy during the SPACESHIP! sequence. The LEGO Movie? Doin' it right.
 
2014-06-03 03:33:17 PM  

SordidEuphemism: August11: I wonder if they are targeting the standard CITY sets or the licensed sets. Maybe they are just going after Benny's spaceship, spaceship, SPACESHIP!!!!

I still have my Red and White space minifigs from 1978.

I still have one of those blue helmets with the broken chin-strap, and I tell you, I was grinning with pure joy during the SPACESHIP! sequence. The LEGO Movie? Doin' it right.


In the late seventies, my brothers and I would just make spaceships and throw them down the stairs. The resulting damage was then recorded as battle damage. You had to define weapons, engines, and crew quarters before throwing. The stories really wrote themselves, but most of the time it was a no-win scenario. So when the SPACESHIP! sequence came along, I laughed until I couldn't breathe. There must be a spaceship kinda mind with Lego.
 
2014-06-03 03:35:25 PM  
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Lego my Eggo!
 
2014-06-03 03:37:34 PM  

TommyDeuce: If the thieves are smart, they grabbed up sets that are being phased out. Hold them for a couple years and then make a killing on eBay.

/Most thieves are not smart.


Nor are they generally known for impulse control and long term thinking (hence them being thieves).

Anyways, what is it with other brick makers that they can't seem to make bricks that stay stuck together when you move them??
Or alternatively -and worse- won't come apart when you want them to.
Is it that hard to design and mold the plastics?
 
2014-06-03 03:40:39 PM  
This is why you don't make your kids clean their rooms.   Had a couple of those blocks been on the floor, the thieves would've been caught easily in the act.
 
2014-06-03 03:40:42 PM  
if it wasn't Austrailia I would have to be worried about my son's whereabouts.

\if i looked in his room i wouldn't be able to say if he had an additional amount of lego...
\\they're still sharp when you step on them!
 
2014-06-03 03:41:52 PM  

TommyDeuce: Most thieves are not smart.


You may be right if you ONLY consider the ones that got caught. The smart ones don't get caught, therefore you never hear about them. But just because you don't hear about them doesn't mean they don't exist.
 
2014-06-03 03:41:54 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: [images.mocpages.com image 400x314]

Lego my Eggo!


Why does that waffle have corned beef hash on it?
 
2014-06-03 03:45:47 PM  
OK I've got a pair of warehoused NISSEI injection molders and a source for resins. Who has die experience?
 
2014-06-03 03:48:28 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Two Millennium Falcons according to the most recent eBay rates. I really, really want one but I'm not paying $4,000 for one. I hope Lego re-releases it like the X-Wing soon.


Is there more than one type of Millennium Falcon set? I only ask because I saw one in a $50 clearance bin yesterday.
 
2014-06-03 03:50:17 PM  
rockymountainrider:

\\they're still sharp when you step on them!.

Legos are the hardest substance in this galaxy.
 
2014-06-03 03:51:35 PM  

Surool: Is there more than one type of Millennium Falcon set? I only ask because I saw one in a $50 clearance bin yesterday.


The UCS Millennium Falcon from 2007 has been out-of-print for some time and become something of a collector's item.  At 5195 pieces, it's remains very impressive to this day.
 
2014-06-03 04:08:58 PM  
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The suspect!
 
2014-06-03 04:10:58 PM  
i849.photobucket.com
On the case!
 
2014-06-03 04:19:54 PM  

marcre3363: kindms: SquiggsIN: I'm really glad that my mom kept my old Legos in boxes at her house. Not only do the nieces and nephews get to play with them but, with inflation replacing them today would cost thousands.

my mother recently insisted that I get my legos out of her house. The grand kids all had a run with them etc. They are in a small garbage can all mixed together. One of these days I want to try and possible put together some of the sets that are all mixed in. Maybe pick up a train set for fun

They were expensive then and they are expensive now.

About a year ago, my mom was at a church bazzar and a another woman was selling boxes of legos with manuals for $40. My mom grabbed it up for her Grandkids.

I've got the sets at my house now and we've been organizing the pieces into containers by color and building the sets we can from the instructions. So far, I've built a huge jet, police boat, Police Big Rig with a Command Center trailer and a few smaller vehicles. I saw the Police Trailer in the store selling for $60, so I know I've got easily close to $1k of legos in this set.

I hope to get the two police stations and airport built this weekend for my son's lego birthday party the following week.


nice. I figured that color sorting would be the best way to start. Should be interesting to see what other toys are in there. I would bet there are a few star wars figures and some other random stuff.
 
2014-06-03 04:43:12 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: TommyDeuce: Most thieves are not smart.

You may be right if you ONLY consider the ones that got caught. The smart ones don't get caught, therefore you never hear about them. But just because you don't hear about them doesn't mean they don't exist.


So. . . smart thieves are ninjas?
 
2014-06-03 04:59:11 PM  

kindms: They were expensive then and they are expensive now.


Some are still expensive (the older ones).

There are some rare sets out there (like special club releases, etc) that are worth good cash now.
 
2014-06-03 06:23:08 PM  
Mmm...Legos...

Have every Mini released so far, and buckets of blocks and pieces.

Brother got the Packers Logo in all green and gold Lego pieces. Very cool..
 
2014-06-03 07:25:37 PM  

lemurs: Surool: Is there more than one type of Millennium Falcon set? I only ask because I saw one in a $50 clearance bin yesterday.

The UCS Millennium Falcon from 2007 has been out-of-print for some time and become something of a collector's item.  At 5195 pieces, it's remains very impressive to this day.


So, a three-volume instruction manual, then?
 
2014-06-03 08:03:35 PM  

kindms: marcre3363: kindms: SquiggsIN: I'm really glad that my mom kept my old Legos in boxes at her house. Not only do the nieces and nephews get to play with them but, with inflation replacing them today would cost thousands.

my mother recently insisted that I get my legos out of her house. The grand kids all had a run with them etc. They are in a small garbage can all mixed together. One of these days I want to try and possible put together some of the sets that are all mixed in. Maybe pick up a train set for fun

They were expensive then and they are expensive now.

About a year ago, my mom was at a church bazzar and a another woman was selling boxes of legos with manuals for $40. My mom grabbed it up for her Grandkids.

I've got the sets at my house now and we've been organizing the pieces into containers by color and building the sets we can from the instructions. So far, I've built a huge jet, police boat, Police Big Rig with a Command Center trailer and a few smaller vehicles. I saw the Police Trailer in the store selling for $60, so I know I've got easily close to $1k of legos in this set.

I hope to get the two police stations and airport built this weekend for my son's lego birthday party the following week.

nice. I figured that color sorting would be the best way to start. Should be interesting to see what other toys are in there. I would bet there are a few star wars figures and some other random stuff.


Color sorting is a terrible idea, at least for large collections.  Start by basic brick types and specialize from there.  It's a lot easier to find a specific part of all of what you are looking for is not the same color.
 
2014-06-03 08:38:43 PM  

dstanley: lemurs: Surool: Is there more than one type of Millennium Falcon set? I only ask because I saw one in a $50 clearance bin yesterday.

The UCS Millennium Falcon from 2007 has been out-of-print for some time and become something of a collector's item.  At 5195 pieces, it's remains very impressive to this day.

So, a three-volume instruction manual, then?


It's actually one gigantic 314 page spiral-bound instruction manual.  The set dates from before LEGO started numbering their bags in the order to open, so sorting out the pieces to use on each step was a challenge in itself.
 
2014-06-03 09:05:48 PM  

lemurs: It's actually one gigantic 314 page spiral-bound instruction manual.  The set dates from before LEGO started numbering their bags in the order to open, so sorting out the pieces to use on each step was a challenge in itself.


I don't sort any more because of those bags. I just clear the table and get to work. The Super Stardestroyer book is 220 pages long and the Death Star playset is 260. I wish all books were spiral bound, regardless of length.

I'd like to get one of: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/10143_Death_Star_II
 
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