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by Ptrotter
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Star Wars Sets on Sale at amazon.ca
Replies: 5
Views: 3921

Star Wars Sets on Sale at amazon.ca

So, I'm not sure if these sets are very popular with people, but I thought they were worth picking up at these prices. There are other sales on at Amazon, but these were more than 30% off. 75180 Star Wars Rathtar Escape (CDN$ 58.25): https://www.amazon.ca/LEGO-Star-Rathtar-Escape-75180/dp/B06XRDP31J...
by Ptrotter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 3rd Party Exclusives (i.e. TRU Exclusives)
Replies: 5
Views: 3662

Re: 3rd Party Exclusives (i.e. TRU Exclusives)

Wow. All Toys R us will have is their 20% off sales and clearance prices at TRU and Walmart.
by Ptrotter
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Non-LEGO bits in MOCs?
Replies: 10
Views: 5632

Re: Non-LEGO bits in MOCs?

I used pennies for weight in my drawbridge. I would consider that acceptable for function. The ballasts would cost a fair bit more, and would be more difficult to get a hold of in quantity.
by Ptrotter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: Want to Trade: Deep Freeze Defender 6973
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: Want to Trade: Deep Freeze Defender 6973

Tim

I'd be interested. Will PM you.
by Ptrotter
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: Want to Trade: Deep Freeze Defender 6973
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: Want to Trade: Deep Freeze Defender 6973

Was there box and instructions included, or just the parts?
by Ptrotter
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: Figs/Sets for sale/trade
Replies: 19
Views: 6113

Re: Figs/Sets for sale/trade

Those wheels can be kind of useful, if you want to turn them into a turntable or something. Those wheels alone are still going for more than $35 a piece.
by Ptrotter
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: UCS Snowspeeder in May!
Replies: 8
Views: 3765

Re: UCS Snowspeeder in May!

Some of those window pieces look new. Looks like a pretty solid build.
by Ptrotter
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lego Compatible Products
Replies: 13
Views: 5411

Re: Lego Compatible Products

This seems to be getting a lot of buzz.

I've already had 5 posts on Facebook of friends referencing me to this. Sometimes I wish my friends didn't know I was an AFOL.
by Ptrotter
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New to the forum?
Replies: 350
Views: 167730

Re: New to the forum?

I don't know if I would recommend LDD for just playing around. I'm the type of guy who likes to actually play around with real bricks. I think it's more fun that way, but if you do not have the pieces give it a try. There are all sorts though. LDD does allow you to do a piece count if you plan on do...
by Ptrotter
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: TBB Interview with Paul
Replies: 15
Views: 6584

Re: TBB Interview with Paul

You should also note that cucumbers are not the only thing that can be pickled. ie. onions, beets, peppers, etc.

Congrats Paul. Way to represent the hobby (obsession).
by Ptrotter
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New to the forum?
Replies: 350
Views: 167730

Re: New to the forum?

IvoryW26 Welcome to the forum. I've actually got another friend up in Kamloops who is a train and Lego enthusiast as well. If you like, send me a PM and I could get you guys in contact. I would still encourage you to come down for the yearly train show, if you can, to hang out and talk with the guys...
by Ptrotter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: For the technic Geeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 6169

Re: For the technic Geeks.

Sold my VW Beetle. Will be picking up a BWE before Christmas after all.
by Ptrotter
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: For the technic Geeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 6169

Re: For the technic Geeks.

Has anyone else noticed that the price for the BWE coming out Germany and the Netherlands on Bricklink is nearly $100 cheaper than in stores here? I know I've talked to Paul a little bit about shipping out of Germany, but what are your thoughts? Ihttps://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page...
by Ptrotter
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: For the technic Geeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 6169

Re: For the technic Geeks.

I bought that set back in the day just for those wheels. I guess I'm not the only one now who sees the advantages of those parts.
by Ptrotter
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: Looking to buy or trade 2 blue base plates (48x48)
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Looking to buy or trade 2 blue base plates (48x48)

I found two of these years ago at toys r us for my drawbridge. Have you tried there?

Added in 58 seconds:
Wait. Those are the larger 48x48 baseplates, aren't they. Never mind.
by Ptrotter
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Brixo Kickstarter
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: Brixo Kickstarter

I would have liked to pick up a few of these bricks back in the day.

http://rebrickable.com/parts/2500c01

Does anyone have replacements for some of the colours for the light covers?
by Ptrotter
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Brixo Kickstarter
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: Brixo Kickstarter

I think I prefer the old lights and sound system. I think they stopped producing it since it is very expensive and they have switched entirely over to Power Functions.
by Ptrotter
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No Stormtrooper bonus in Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: No Stormtrooper bonus in Canada?

They have them at the Lego Store.
by Ptrotter
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: 76041-1: The Hydra Fortress Smash 2 on 'Clearance' at TRU
Replies: 0
Views: 5182

76041-1: The Hydra Fortress Smash 2 on 'Clearance' at TRU

So, I was just in Toys R Us in Coquitlam this evening and found a bunch of the Hydra Force Smash (http://brickset.com/sets/76041-1/The-Hydra-Fortress-Smash) for sale as 'Clearance'. The price for piece count isn't too bad and it's one way to get the Hulk. It looks like it is on sale on-line as well:...
by Ptrotter
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2016 sets from Nuremberg
Replies: 20
Views: 7069

Re: 2016 sets from Nuremberg

I'm in full agreement here. I just need the time and the money to make it happen. I am familiar with the technology and some manufacturers if anyone is feeling ambitious. At the train show this year, we were discussing some potential material handling layout options that could work well for display....
by Ptrotter
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2016 sets from Nuremberg
Replies: 20
Views: 7069

Re: 2016 sets from Nuremberg

Why do they have to come out with this now? My pocket book will hurt this year.
by Ptrotter
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Theme: Nexo-Knights!
Replies: 12
Views: 4306

Re: New Theme: Nexo-Knights!

I've seen some hints at this for a while now. Can't say as I'm a fan of those sets. I prefer real castle.
by Ptrotter
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to connect power functions motor to AC
Replies: 11
Views: 4289

Re: How to connect power functions motor to AC

This is correct. Without totally re-wiring a system and getting to know a lot more about electronics and soldering, the train speed regulator system and the adapter wire is a good way to go. You can place the current PF controllers in series into the system after that to give you some control over s...
by Ptrotter
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: Microscale Building
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: Microscale Building

Hey Bricksky After the talk about getting the white pins, I had a thought about just one more detail that could look good. Looking at the picture I think the 2x2 round tile with stud from the Easter set could replace that black one you used at the very top center. Just a thought. Don't know if you'v...