Any of you AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO)?

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  1. OldSlowGoofyGuy

    OldSlowGoofyGuy DIS Veteran

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    Ours is constructed and sitting on the dining room table. :) I hope they come out with more Disney items!
     
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  4. camaker

    camaker Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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    Thanks for the heads up! I'm working on my Tower Bridge right now, waiting for the castle to restock.

    Update: Got mine ordered! I plan to take my Lego buildings (Green Grocer, Parisian Restaurant, etc) and make my own Main Street USA complete with character meet n greet lines.
     
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  5. OldSlowGoofyGuy

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    Great idea! I need to go take stock with that in mind. The Palace Cinema would look great too. I also have a Buzz Lightyear and Toy soldiers with jeep to add to the mix. Sorry to clutter up the WISH/Running forum with LEGO talk.

    Let me rephrase my reply: I need to run down to the LEGO room and take stock for a scene of the Disney Marathon going down Main Street!
     
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  6. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    I am, I just cannot bring myself to spend that kind of money... :/
     
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  7. opusone

    opusone Imagineer Wanna Be

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    My daughter and I just finished the Tower Bridge a few weeks ago. She doesn't know it yet, but the castle box is up in the attic. It will be a Christmas present.
     
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    @ Ariel484, Awesome!

    Ariel484 and camaker, thanks for responding. I was afraid when I posted that I might be the only runner that was also a LEGO-nerd.
     
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    Nope! We also have the Lego Simpsons House and the Lego Kwik-E Mart. :teeth:
     
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    My brother-in-law's office is basically every advanced lego star wars and transformers set imaginable. I want to convert him to a Disney person so bad (hello, star wars lands!) so I can get him to make this castle, so I can visit it when I visit him. Since that thing would be destroyed in 2 minutes by my 4 year old. Maybe I should just get one and hide it for like 5 years :)
     
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    I don't have a photo of my death star and am not currently at home so I'm just posting a photo I found:
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    Needless to say, it gets destroyed whenever my nieces and nephews are over as I look on with a smile that barely conceals the abject horror going on in my head about how much time it is going to take me to reconstruct and carefully cataloging in my mind which pieces have come apart and how and in what order they will need to go back together.

    All this is to say, yes, I cheer for the bad guys when watching the Lego Movie.
     
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    opusone Imagineer Wanna Be

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    I know it's not Disney, but I figured a couple pics of the finished Tower Bridge were warranted...

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    The idea of painstakingly gluing all of that together sounds so much worse than rebuilding a few times. :-) I've always planned on doing a full tear down and rebuild at some point as well.
     
  16. opusone

    opusone Imagineer Wanna Be

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    Thanks! Yes, my daughter and I discussed the car directions, so they are on the "correct" side of the road for the proper location of the bridge. However, I told her that when she starts driving, she shouldn't be thinking back on the Tower Bridge setup. :)
     
  17. BuckeyeBama

    BuckeyeBama You are stronger than you think.

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    I have a friend who built one of the monster sets (Taj Mahal). After having it destroyed 3 times by his nephews, requiring almost a complete rebuild each time, he took it completely apart and started from scratch, using a tiny drop of super glue at each join. No more problems with it being destroyed. It looks amazing.

    As for me doing this - my wife would have a small fit if I spent hundreds of dollars on this.
     
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  18. Blue Caterpillar

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    That castle looks great. I tried getting the Disney blind bags but only found them in stock twice, but I did get my two must have Ursala and maleficent among a few of the others. I hope they do more sets as well.

    I have all the lord of the ring sets (though I have yet to build orthanc trying to find a good place for it) and the monster fighter line. The haunted house so far is the funnest, and holds up pretty well when my nephews play with it.
     
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    One thing I learned with these blind bags. There are small divot like codes on the back of the bag on the bottom that tell you whats inside. Even knowing them, it is difficult to figure them out because they are hard to see, but it saved me a good bit of money in doubles. There are websites that have them all done on a chart.
     
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    I built mine this week and added the lights castle.JPG
     
  21. OldSlowGoofyGuy

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    Looks like Marathon morning!

    I still haven't started mine. Part of the fun for me is the anticipation.
     

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