1. OCAU Merchandise is available! Check out our 20th Anniversary Mugs, Classic Logo Shirts and much more! Discussion in this thread.
    Dismiss Notice

Lego! Do Not Link To Your Sales In This Thread!

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by xosfear, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Zee

    Zee Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    12,008
    Location:
    SYD/MNL/SIN/SFO
    This appears to be a very yank thing. Also, misuse of "is" and "are", but I digress...

    Looking at picking up the Space Shuttle soon, amazingly, the local price here in the Philippines is only about 15% higher than Aus, whereas it's usually double. I still need to build my moon lander.

    The Saturn V and ISS are both on display at our coffee shop (we have a space theme). One of the staff made the classic mistake of giving them to a 3 year old to play with. So many fucking mixed pieces to dig through and re-assemble... Argh!

    Z...
     
    Radley and Madengineer like this.
  2. petercr

    petercr Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,413
    Location:
    Northern Brisvegas (4504)
    Cue Monty Python's 'French Taunter' voice

    We've already got one... (the 75021 version) PXL_20210808_063935438.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    mad_mic3 and Gibbon like this.
  3. Andrew_Wong

    Andrew_Wong Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    222
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    I let my son choose 2 Lego sets..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Agg, Brett, Gibbon and 4 others like this.
  4. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    7,974
    Location:
    At a desk
    Completed building the TommyC Bricks version of the Hogwarts Express over the weekend. Took about a month to get all the parts and three hours to build. Still waiting on a sticker sheet to finish off some of the detail. Once TommyC has finished his plans for the carriages, I'll buy and build them too.

    Bought new and used parts for a total of about AUD$175 plus $10 for the instructions themselves (includes an XML file of the parts to load into Bricklink). Kinda regret not buying all the parts new given the scratches on the black bricks in particular, but will buy new for the remaining carriages. The dark red is what really sets this apart from the official Lego set which is bright red, and also formed the largest part of the cost (as I got the majority of them as new bricks).

    Haven't motorised this yet - will look at doing that later. Should fit easily into the tender.

    upload_2021-8-9_9-12-38.jpeg upload_2021-8-9_9-11-15.jpeg upload_2021-8-9_8-50-28.jpeg upload_2021-8-9_8-50-52.jpeg upload_2021-8-9_8-51-0.jpeg upload_2021-8-9_8-51-8.jpeg
     
    Zee, Gibbon, Andrew_Wong and 4 others like this.
  5. Radley

    Radley Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,744
    Location:
    Coffs Harbour
    Nice work team. I still can't sell my sets so not sure what to do. I might list them again on FB and see if there's any more interest with the imminent lockdowns. Might also package up the Defender for storage.

    I've only built the console for the NES and think that's enough. I'll leave the rest as-is and pack up and sell it too eventually.
     
  6. Copie

    Copie Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    14,678
    Location:
    Newcastle
    What sets have you got, how much do you want for them? Easy enough for me to come get them or have them collected from Coffs
     
    mad_mic3 likes this.
  7. pduthie_au

    pduthie_au Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    2,006
    Location:
    Ballarat
    I might be interested in seeing what you have as well - did you post them in an earlier post here?
     
    mad_mic3 likes this.
  8. supasaiyan

    supasaiyan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    5,706
    Location:
    3000
  9. Radley

    Radley Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,744
    Location:
    Coffs Harbour
    GT3 ($800) , Volvo articulated dump truck ($200), off road crane 42082 ($350) and NES ($290). All are in original boxes and separated into their respective bags.
     
  10. Brett

    Brett Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,945
    Location:
    Perth NOR
    Had to reorganise my 1:110 scale rocket farm as it'd outgrown it's old home.
    20210813_143120.jpg
     
    Radley and Gibbon like this.
  11. Brett

    Brett Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,945
    Location:
    Perth NOR
    I had intended to skip 42114 Volvo articulated hauler, the terrible steering setup, the "automatic" transmission that only changes up, the lack of dedicated tipper motor. Plus I had been prototyping a similar vehicle before the announcement which put me off developing it further.
    But then Eric Trax went and designed a road grader alt build and the set went on sale while the instructions were being made.
    Works with the Control+ profile for the hauler including the auto transmission and uses the tipper PTO for blade height. Blade angle and ripper height are manual.
    A couple of very clever design elements I hadn't seen before. Plus it works, cleared a path through my round block "dirt" mix pretty effectively.
    My take on his design.
    20210813_134201.jpg
    20210813_134220.jpg
    20210813_134403.jpg
     
    birdie and Radley like this.
  12. Radley

    Radley Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,744
    Location:
    Coffs Harbour
    The indexed/stepper motor for the steering is ridiculously frustrating. I can't believe how bad it is. Where'd you get the grader instructions from?
     
  13. Brett

    Brett Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,945
    Location:
    Perth NOR
  14. supasaiyan

    supasaiyan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    5,706
    Location:
    3000
    25% off Lego at David Jones today
     
    Radley likes this.
  15. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,597
    Location:
    2650
    petercr - is that R2D2 the 75308/10225 kit? We've nearly finished the Space Shuttle, and so we're looking at our next lockdown lego project :) How is it to build? I've heard it's a bit fiddly.
     
  16. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    14,783
  17. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    14,783
    My Attack on Hoth that I need to rebuild :(

    [​IMG]


    The rest of my build slowly finding its place: The bloody bucket excavator is a pain in the ass!

    [​IMG]
     
    bym007 likes this.
  18. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    14,783
    Will finally get this built:

    [​IMG]


    Also have:

    Technic Concrete Mixer Truck 42112 and Heavy-duty Tow Truck 42128* on the way/getting here today.
     
    Gibbon likes this.
  19. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,597
    Location:
    2650
    oooh, nice!

    We've just finished the Space Shuttle. R2D2 is next :D
     
  20. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    14,783

    I wish I could get some more Star Wars lego... But I'm on a huge Technic binge... :D

    I'm actually suuuuuper pissed that I bought this from Target last week, and just found it on sale by $50

    [​IMG]
     
    Gibbon likes this.

Share This Page

Advertisement: