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 Author: yapke View Messages Posted By yapke
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Hello all Bricklink members!

As a new member, I love to read (and post a reaction/comment on) some threads
and discussions on BL's community forum... and meanwhile I'm learning
how BrickLink and its community works
.

But I noticed that BL's community forum sometimes has dead moments,
mainly at European day time. There are threads which are being read... but sometimes
it takes 1 to 2 hours for a reaction or an other new thread being posted.

That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!


If this is indeed a good idea, in which all BL members could have respect for
each other's opinion (freedom of speech)... then maybe this could let the
community become a closer group, and even an oportunity for BrickLink / Lego
group to even better understand all Lego fans and buyers/sellers
.

For Example my own first opinion which comes to mind:
Maybe BL admins could reprogram the headpage of the forum, and let be this
thread (if it is a good idea), beside other important threads, on the head of
all other threads or reactions.
(if you understand what I mean)

What do you think about this? ... don't hesitate to share your comment(s),
and let us know you're also alive and kicking!

Kindly greetings,

Yapke
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hello all Bricklink members!

  That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!

I like your energy...

I've always enjoyed the more personal anecdotes, which have become fewer
over the years on BL's forum.

How about you starting off. I find that the meaning/origin of usernames
is a fun icebreaker. Is there a story to yours?

-Cory
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hello all Bricklink members!

  That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!

I like your energy...

I've always enjoyed the more personal anecdotes, which have become fewer
over the years on BL's forum.

How about you starting off. I find that the meaning/origin of usernames
is a fun icebreaker. Is there a story to yours?

-Cory

I sincerely hope you're not mocking, Cory!

But indeed... As a start off, I can tell you a story I came across.

As a Lego Technic fan, I went a few weeks ago to a toy store not far from my
home, to inform me about which article(s) they had in store and at which price(s).
I tought that if I would find something and it wasn't expensive, I might
buy it.

As I saw a first specific set and his price, I was surprised that the article
was still at such high price, while here on Bricklink you can find the same article
(in NEW state) at a relative lower price. Afterwards, I searched for the price
on a second set, which was beneath other stacked Lego boxes, but couldn't
find it at first sight. To not let fall all those boxes, I asked a servant ('she'
of the store to help inform me about the price. When she showed the price (at
the back of the box), I was astonished that they ask that much.

I guess she could see on my face that I was very surprised, when she asked me
if the price was too high. I replied to her that those prices, of both sets,
were relative higher then the prices here on BrickLink. She said she didn't
know about BrickLink and I told that BrickLink is a site where Lego fans come
together and where you can buy or sell Lego. I showed her BL on my mobile phone
and she was surprised about some prices that I've shown to her. She told
that Lego Group has/gives strictly rules about price settings and that stores
aren't allowed to fluctuate excessively with prices on particular sets. When
I thanked her for her service and she went back to the sales desk, I heard her
talking to her boss. When I left the store, I could hear the boss asking her
who told her about the lower prices.

Don't know how the discussion between the store servant and her boss ended.
But I'm wondering how it is possible that toy stores aren't allowed to
do what we here on BL are doing. That prices for sets in new states, here on
BL, are that fluctuating while Lego Group has BL in their hands.

Could it be that Lego Group will also set strictly rules like that here on BL
???!!!

Greetings, Yapke
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hello all Bricklink members!

  That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!

I like your energy...

I've always enjoyed the more personal anecdotes, which have become fewer
over the years on BL's forum.

How about you starting off. I find that the meaning/origin of usernames
is a fun icebreaker. Is there a story to yours?

-Cory

I sincerely hope you're not mocking, Cory!

No, not mocking. I'm just overly nosey! I enjoy learning about others, but
not the bad aspects through negative posts

From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.
  
Could it be that Lego Group will also set strictly rules like that here on BL ???!!!

Good point and valid question.
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hello all Bricklink members!

  That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!

I like your energy...

I've always enjoyed the more personal anecdotes, which have become fewer
over the years on BL's forum.

How about you starting off. I find that the meaning/origin of usernames
is a fun icebreaker. Is there a story to yours?

-Cory

I sincerely hope you're not mocking, Cory!

No, not mocking. I'm just overly nosey! I enjoy learning about others, but
not the bad aspects through negative posts

Watch out to be not too nosey!

  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!


  
  
Could it be that Lego Group will also set strictly rules like that here on BL ???!!!

Good point and valid question.
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hello all Bricklink members!

  That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!

I like your energy...

I've always enjoyed the more personal anecdotes, which have become fewer
over the years on BL's forum.

How about you starting off. I find that the meaning/origin of usernames
is a fun icebreaker. Is there a story to yours?

-Cory

I sincerely hope you're not mocking, Cory!

No, not mocking. I'm just overly nosey! I enjoy learning about others, but
not the bad aspects through negative posts

Watch out to be not too nosey!

Yep, all kinds of proverbs supporting that you say. It has gotten me into trouble
and few foes over the years, but far more friends. People from around the world
that I met and got to know, through that curiosity and forwardness. Fond memories
of people, that I can now at my age, think back on.

  
  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!

Is it a common nickname in Belgium?

  
  
  
Could it be that Lego Group will also set strictly rules like that here on BL ???!!!

Good point and valid question.
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!

Is it a common nickname in Belgium?

Not that I know, why?

And what about your Nickname 'Popsicle', what is its origin?
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!

Is it a common nickname in Belgium?

Not that I know, why?

"why?" You remember way back when, we talked about me being nosey

  
And what about your Nickname 'Popsicle', what is its origin?

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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!

Is it a common nickname in Belgium?

Not that I know, why?

"why?" You remember way back when, we talked about me being nosey

  
And what about your Nickname 'Popsicle', what is its origin?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1044553

I like to know things about other people too. Whenever I am talking to someone
new, like a cashier or someone placing a catheter in me, I ask them about their
tattoos. There are always interesting stories about what is special to them.
Since I am old I did not like them. I wanted to get a tattoo on my hand that
said "tattoos are stupid." Now that I talk to people and they explain, it is
interesting to know why. With younger people I ask about there school and what
they plan to do. So many know my wife and if I am with her come and give her
hugs. People are pretty interesting and often we are so rapped up in our own
lives we fail to recognize that everyone else's life is just as full and
complicated as out own.
I know, more than was asked for.
John P
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!

Is it a common nickname in Belgium?

Not that I know, why?

"why?" You remember way back when, we talked about me being nosey

  
And what about your Nickname 'Popsicle', what is its origin?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1044553

So your username is a derivative of 'papa', which in most languages means
father...
With all respect to your real name 'Cory' or gender, I first tought that
you were a woman. :-/

But ok, you are or were a member of the BL Roundtable ?
Can or would you like to tell us a (funny) story about that ? Just to know
a bit how it is/was to be sitting at the Roundtable ? (if it is allowed by BL
admins)

Kindly Greetings, Yannick
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  From your reply, I'll assume your username is your name. Even though
I try and not assume, whenever possible.

No, 'Yapke' is my nickname as I was student in the early years of 2000!

Is it a common nickname in Belgium?

Not that I know, why?

"why?" You remember way back when, we talked about me being nosey

  
And what about your Nickname 'Popsicle', what is its origin?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1044553

With all respect to your real name 'Cory' or gender, I first tought that
you were a woman. :-/

LOL.... Well, that's a first for me! So I'll take it as a good thing.
Maybe round-me-out a little, take the edges off of what most that know me personally,
have thought of my personality; too much testosterone

As difficult as it might be to believe, my behavior is strongly self-moderated
here on the forum. Maybe I do come-off as womanly. It is the only 'social
platform' I frequent, and it's still awkward for me. I do continue to
get more enjoyment from reading the forum than participating.
  
But ok, you are or were a member of the BL Roundtable ?
Can or would you like to tell us a (funny) story about that ? Just to know
a bit how it is/was to be sitting at the Roundtable ? (if it is allowed by BL
admins)

Thought I just did, with the popsicle anecdote

  
Kindly Greetings, Yannick
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hello all Bricklink members!

  But I noticed that BL's community forum sometimes has dead moments,
mainly at European day time. There are threads which are being read... but sometimes
it takes 1 to 2 hours for a reaction or an other new thread being posted.

  Yapke

I'm on the far west coast of the USA, so I occasionally catch the early bird
Europeans, but not too often. Imagine most Americans are very much asleep right
now


What's it like living in Belgium? Do you like it?

Crystal
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In Off Topic, Adjour writes:
  I'm on the far west coast of the USA, so I occasionally catch the early bird
Europeans, but not too often. Imagine most Americans are very much asleep right
now


What's it like living in Belgium? Do you like it?

Crystal

I'm on the west side of Europe. So when I wake up at 9 till 10 a.m. (3 till
4 a.m. EST), most of Americans are still sleeping or just went to sleep.

Don't know what makes living in Belgium to like/dislike more or less then
other country's. Each country has his own advantages and disadvantages.
I guess it's just a habit to live in his own country.

... But I'm wondering in which country Lego is the cheapest or the most
expensive!


And how about you, Crystal?
Do you have a story or an opinion (that has to do with Lego) you could or
would like to share with us?

Kindly greetings, Yapke
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, Adjour writes:
  I'm on the far west coast of the USA, so I occasionally catch the early bird
Europeans, but not too often. Imagine most Americans are very much asleep right
now


What's it like living in Belgium? Do you like it?

Crystal

I'm on the west side of Europe. So when I wake up at 9 till 10 a.m. (3 till
4 a.m. EST), most of Americans are still sleeping or just went to sleep.

Don't know what makes living in Belgium to like/dislike more or less then
other country's. Each country has his own advantages and disadvantages.
I guess it's just a habit to live in his own country.

... But I'm wondering in which country Lego is the cheapest or the most
expensive!



It seems Canada and Australia have higher prices based on what I've read
over the years but I imagine anywhere outside of the U.S. and Europe have higher
than normal prices


Of course the retired set market is what I follow. I don't know about new
stuff but I'm sure it's similar


As far as Lego for me goes I just picked up an airport shuttle and the rescue
mission boat on ebay. Ive had the box for that monorail for a while but not the
set. The boat was cheaper than my local stores. So I'm happy
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In Off Topic, Adjour writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  In Off Topic, Adjour writes:
  I'm on the far west coast of the USA, so I occasionally catch the early bird
Europeans, but not too often. Imagine most Americans are very much asleep right
now


What's it like living in Belgium? Do you like it?

Crystal

I'm on the west side of Europe. So when I wake up at 9 till 10 a.m. (3 till
4 a.m. EST), most of Americans are still sleeping or just went to sleep.

Don't know what makes living in Belgium to like/dislike more or less then
other country's. Each country has his own advantages and disadvantages.
I guess it's just a habit to live in his own country.

... But I'm wondering in which country Lego is the cheapest or the most
expensive!



It seems Canada and Australia have higher prices based on what I've read
over the years but I imagine anywhere outside of the U.S. and Europe have higher
than normal prices


Of course the retired set market is what I follow. I don't know about new
stuff but I'm sure it's similar

Living in Germany, LEGO just changes the currency from USD to Euro (i.e. a $99
set in the US is E99 in Germany). However, I don't know if other Germans
have noticed, but Muller, a store in Germany, regularly has sales on LEGO sets.
For example, I picked up all the new Technic sets (Bugatti, Land Rover, Porsche,
Corvette, Car Carrier) for 20% off in December. With VAT and the exchange rate,
this brings the price down close to what the US buyers pay. I always check there
first when I want new sets.
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In Off Topic, FlyingEugene writes:
  In Off Topic, Adjour writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  ... But I'm wondering in which country Lego is the cheapest or the most
expensive!



It seems Canada and Australia have higher prices based on what I've read
over the years but I imagine anywhere outside of the U.S. and Europe have higher
than normal prices


Of course the retired set market is what I follow. I don't know about new
stuff but I'm sure it's similar

Living in Germany, LEGO just changes the currency from USD to Euro (i.e. a $99
set in the US is E99 in Germany). However, I don't know if other Germans
have noticed, but Muller, a store in Germany, regularly has sales on LEGO sets.
For example, I picked up all the new Technic sets (Bugatti, Land Rover, Porsche,
Corvette, Car Carrier) for 20% off in December. With VAT and the exchange rate,
this brings the price down close to what the US buyers pay. I always check there
first when I want new sets.

In other words, the EU has higher Lego prices then USA ?!

For new Lego sets, and as a Belgian buyer, I allways compare the prices here
on BL with those on Bol.com or Dreamland.be . For a few Lego Technic sets I
found them cheaper on those two online stores.
But then again, I wonder if that will still be possible in the (near) future,
when Lego Group will decide to play with their rules and also give strictly rules
here on BL, so that BL is on the same competitive level as other stores.
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But then again, I wonder if that will still be possible in the (near) future,
when Lego Group will decide to play with their rules and also give strictly rules
here on BL, so that BL is on the same competitive level as other stores.

Would you mind stopping spreading that FUD?
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  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
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But then again, I wonder if that will still be possible in the (near) future,
when Lego Group will decide to play with their rules and also give strictly rules
here on BL, so that BL is on the same competitive level as other stores.

Would you mind stopping spreading that FUD?

Fun Unconstrained Discussions?
 
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  ... But I'm wondering in which country Lego is the cheapest or the most
expensive!



It seems Canada and Australia have higher prices based on what I've read
over the years but I imagine anywhere outside of the U.S. and Europe have higher
than normal prices


Of course the retired set market is what I follow. I don't know about new
stuff but I'm sure it's similar

Living in Germany, LEGO just changes the currency from USD to Euro (i.e. a $99
set in the US is E99 in Germany). However, I don't know if other Germans
have noticed, but Muller, a store in Germany, regularly has sales on LEGO sets.
For example, I picked up all the new Technic sets (Bugatti, Land Rover, Porsche,
Corvette, Car Carrier) for 20% off in December. With VAT and the exchange rate,
this brings the price down close to what the US buyers pay. I always check there
first when I want new sets.

In other words, the EU has higher Lego prices then USA ?!


If you forget about the euro-dollar exchange rate, items are almost always more
expensive in the EU due to the 19% Vat. Adding in the ~1.15 exchange rate, things
get even more expensive.
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In Off Topic, Adjour writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  ... But I'm wondering in which country Lego is the cheapest or the most
expensive!



It seems Canada and Australia have higher prices based on what I've read
over the years but I imagine anywhere outside of the U.S. and Europe have higher
than normal prices


Of course the retired set market is what I follow. I don't know about new
stuff but I'm sure it's similar

I'm still interested in the modern great Lego Technic sets from around €300,
as I'm selling my used old/classic/vintage sets through BL at relative low
prices. And now that Lego Group has BL in their hands, I wonder if it'll
still be allowed to sell old sets (which are very wanted) at high prices, let
alone to sell them anyway, in the (near) future ?

  As far as Lego for me goes I just picked up an airport shuttle and the rescue
mission boat on ebay. Ive had the box for that monorail for a while but not the
set. The boat was cheaper than my local stores. So I'm happy

I guess you picked up the airport shuttle and the rescue boat as new state, isn't
it?
(Because you're telling that it's cheaper than your local stores)

As I told on an other reply on this thread,
https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1180132 ,
I wonder if Lego Group will give strictly rules to BL sellers, which will prevent
fluctuating prices, and that BL is on the same competition level as toy stores.
Maybe it'll even be forbidden to sell Lego on Ebay ???!!!
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  I wonder if Lego Group will give strictly rules to BL sellers, which will prevent
fluctuating prices, and that BL is on the same competition level as toy stores.
Maybe it'll even be forbidden to sell Lego on Ebay ???!!!

-Those retail toy stores likely have Lego as a supplier so Lego has a say in
what they can charge.

-Although Lego owns BL, the sellers here operate in the secondary market and
generally get their -supply from other locations so Lego 'should' have
no say in what BL sellers can charge for items.

-Not sure where you get the idea for your last point, but Lego would have absolutely
zero control in making their product forbidden to sell on eBay. Not only would
eBay tell them to go pound sand, but it would be a bad business move. Even if
TLG doesn't directly earn money from every single sale of Lego, it still
helps their brand to have it being sold on big venues like Amazon and eBay.
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:

  
I'm still interested in the modern great Lego Technic sets from around €300,
as I'm selling my used old/classic/vintage sets through BL at relative low
prices. And now that Lego Group has BL in their hands, I wonder if it'll
still be allowed to sell old sets (which are very wanted) at high prices, let
alone to sell them anyway, in the (near) future ?

I'm sure we will be allowed to sell retired sets


  
  As far as Lego for me goes I just picked up an airport shuttle and the rescue
mission boat on ebay. Ive had the box for that monorail for a while but not the
set. The boat was cheaper than my local stores. So I'm happy

I guess you picked up the airport shuttle and the rescue boat as new state, isn't
it?
(Because you're telling that it's cheaper than your local stores)

Yes the Rescue boat is new. I probably wont build it honestly. I'll eventually
find a used one for my collection to build. It's just sold out on Amazon
and in a few locations, so I wanted to get one now just in case. I'm afraid
when clearance time comes around it may not be avail or discounted, so yeah.
I guess I don't have a plan...lol


   Maybe it'll even be forbidden to sell Lego on Ebay ???!!!

that would take some serious legal magic to prevent people from selling things
they own...

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Hmmm... the head of this thread has allready been read over 225 times, and yet
nobody who would like to post a story they came across (about Lego), an opinion,
or tell us a funny anecdote ? :-/

There has to be some BL members who could tell something that has to do with
Lego they have experienced, which is/are worth to let us know about, and to
learn from
.

Don't we want the BL community (AFOL's/buyers/sellers) and
Lego Group become a better collaborative group ?
So that it would be more
fun/enjoyable (maybe even more challenging) to play, buy and sell Lego in the
future.

Per example: I know that when Lego Group brings out a set, it is mainly
supposed to be for children (even if LG knows that AFOL's might buy it).
But what I never found, was a very challenging set for adults.
I bought the 9800 Liebherr excevator from Lego Technic. In the beginning,
I found it challeging to build the caterpillar support, with all the gears, the
motors and beams that crossed each other. But after a while, I began to be more
bored on building the set. It also only took me 2 days (a weekend) to
build the hole set by my own
. I used to play with the set for a while, by
getting the challenge awards on the Control+ app... But now, the set is just
untouched for almost 2 months.
:-/

What do you think, would you also like something more challenging for adults?

Please, don't hesitate to leave a comment. Or just post something
that you would like to share with the BL community and Lego Group!

Kindly greetings, Yapke
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In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hmmm... the head of this thread has allready been read over 225 times, and yet
nobody who would like to post a story they came across (about Lego), an opinion,
or tell us a funny anecdote ? :-/

There has to be some BL members who could tell something that has to do with
Lego they have experienced, which is/are worth to let us know about, and to
learn from
.


I'll share a story.

After 6 years of having the Guinness record for world's largest Lego set
collection, I was beaten in 2017 by an Australian. However, it took me more than
a year to realize it. I totally wasn't paying attention until I went to
get the new book, and realized I wasn't in it anymore. He must have a warehouse
for everything based on how big my collection was.

Good for him, but I'm coming for it again.
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In Off Topic, FlyingEugene writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hmmm... the head of this thread has allready been read over 225 times, and yet
nobody who would like to post a story they came across (about Lego), an opinion,
or tell us a funny anecdote ? :-/

There has to be some BL members who could tell something that has to do with
Lego they have experienced, which is/are worth to let us know about, and to
learn from
.


I'll share a story.

After 6 years of having the Guinness record for world's largest Lego set
collection, I was beaten in 2017 by an Australian. However, it took me more than
a year to realize it. I totally wasn't paying attention until I went to
get the new book, and realized I wasn't in it anymore. He must have a warehouse
for everything based on how big my collection was.

Good for him, but I'm coming for it again.

You have a website or photos you'd be willing to share?
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  You have a website or photos you'd be willing to share?

Here is my collection as it looked back in 2011. The pictures are:

1. The Main room with Castle, Pirates, Town, Modular Buildings, Bionicle, Technic,
Model Team, Adventurers, and Christmas.
2. The Misc room with Batman, Aquazone, Dino Attack, Architecture, Western, Boats,
Classic, Creator, and Exo Force. The middle table was the center of my house,
so I displayed the Airport Shuttle there.
3. The Space room. It had all space sets up to that point in time. They are
grouped by theme chronologically.
4. The train room. It had almost all the train sets up to that point in time.
They are displayed chronologically.
5. The Star Wars room. I had all SW sets at that point. The UCS ones were spread
throughout the house.
6. My Falcon collection.

I have a lot more now, but I haven't actually counted. I have been getting
more of the detailed Technic and Creator Expert sets (i.e. ones like the Bugatti
and Fat Boy) and all the Speed Champions, Brickheadz, and CMF series. I am a
big car enthusiast, so I am trying to complete the Speed Champions and Racers
series. I also finally completed my LEGO Ideas theme. The Shinkai was a hard
one to get in good condition without spending a fortune. One thing I need to
start collecting is Harry Potter. I actually have zero HP sets.
 










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Thank you so much for sharing! I currently live in a small place, so something
like this isn't possible. I'm quite jealous of all the space you had/have
to nicely display them.


I do like the idea of setting them up to show people/share. It must be really
nice to be able to actually show people (instead of a bunch of boxes, like I
have).



I don't have any HP in my collection either. The sets never interested me
for some reason
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In Off Topic, FlyingEugene writes:
  In Off Topic, yapke writes:
  Hmmm... the head of this thread has allready been read over 225 times, and yet
nobody who would like to post a story they came across (about Lego), an opinion,
or tell us a funny anecdote ? :-/

There has to be some BL members who could tell something that has to do with
Lego they have experienced, which is/are worth to let us know about, and to
learn from
.


I'll share a story.

After 6 years of having the Guinness record for world's largest Lego set
collection, I was beaten in 2017 by an Australian. However, it took me more than
a year to realize it. I totally wasn't paying attention until I went to
get the new book, and realized I wasn't in it anymore. He must have a warehouse
for everything based on how big my collection was.

Good for him, but I'm coming for it again.

Whaaaat...?!
... The latest known Guinness World Record, as of 9 may 2017, is 3,837 !!!
Does that include only builded sets, or even complete sets in boxes ?

Myself do not have a big collection of Lego, I can tell the builded sets I own
on one hand ... but I admire the great AFOL's who have such great to gigantic
collection.

Though I know it's great love for Lego they have, it does make me wonder
what makes them to be so obsessed to keep enlarging there collection... and where
do they find room to display their collection ???

Anyway... I don't know how great your collection is now, FlyingEugene...
... but I wish you, and other AFOL's who wants to join the battle, much fun
and luck to beat that record!
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  Whaaaat...?!
... The latest known Guinness World Record, as of 9 may 2017, is 3,837 !!!
Does that include only builded sets, or even complete sets in boxes ?

Myself do not have a big collection of Lego, I can tell the builded sets I own
on one hand ... but I admire the great AFOL's who have such great to gigantic
collection.

Though I know it's great love for Lego they have, it does make me wonder
what makes them to be so obsessed to keep enlarging there collection... and where
do they find room to display their collection ???

Anyway... I don't know how great your collection is now, FlyingEugene...
... but I wish you, and other AFOL's who wants to join the battle, much fun
and luck to beat that record!

The 3,837 is for built, complete, sets. No repeats, no boxed sets. Plus, you
have to display the collection for public viewing at some point. If you look
at it with the reference that there are no duplicate sets, over 3,000 is a lot
of sets.

I wasn't obsessed. I just collected sets my whole life. At some point,
I realized I had a lot, so I decided to go after the record. Also, mine aren't
always displayed. I display a few at a time. Right now, I have Voltron, 3450
Statue of Liberty, 10181 Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge and Guarded Inn put together.
Once I take sets apart, I store them in Rubbermaid bins with a cataloging system
so I can find things when I want to.

The new guy's record must be displayed all the time. It took me 6 months
to put all mine together, and I only had 1,200 at the time.
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  Hello all Bricklink members!


That's is why I came up with a (perhaps good) idea to start a thread for
those members who also like to read and place comments... when they have themself
a dead moment and would like to share something or anything, from an opinion
to a story
(they came across that has to do with Lego)... or even a joke!


  
Kindly greetings,

Yapke

Sort of funny... I don't remember playing with Lego much as a child (pretty
sure we had some, just wasn't a thing for me), then at 45 years old, I put
together my grandsons Lego sets and was hooked. Got my husband hooked on Lego
less than 6 months later.

Opened my store in 2015 to sell my son's Lego "extra" parts to buy parts
for two Star Wars sets he had when he was 10. We now have a house full of Lego
(and I still have my son's set... never gave them back when I had them completed
LOL).