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by Ptrotter
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New to the forum?
Replies: 348
Views: 140408

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: 4753

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: 348
Views: 140408

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: 5514

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: 5514

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: 5514

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: 1696

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 1755

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: 4081

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: 6299

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: 6299

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: 3831

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: 3797

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: 3037

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...
by Ptrotter
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: Early Star Wars and Mars Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

Early Star Wars and Mars Sets

Hey all, A friend of mine is trying to raise some money so he can afford another semester of University in Victoria, so he would like to sell some of his Lego. Let me know if you are interested and I can put you in contact. I've put the suggested price down, but I'm sure it can be slightly negotiate...
by Ptrotter
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Storing lego instruction booklets
Replies: 9
Views: 3462

Re: Storing lego instruction booklets

I use a full sized front-loading file cabinet with hanging folders. I have quite a few booklets though. The folders are sorted by theme.
by Ptrotter
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: TRU 20% off Select City,Chima Star Wars + $10 off $40 Order
Replies: 2
Views: 3704

Re: TRU 20% off Select City,Chima Star Wars + $10 off $40 Or

Sad that 20% off is starting to look attractive.
by Ptrotter
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Greenpeace launches LEGO Campaign
Replies: 30
Views: 12614

Re: Greenpeace launches LEGO Campaign

Technically, it's when the contract expires that they will not sign a new one. That long term contract could have been for several years. We don't know the terms.
by Ptrotter
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Galaxy Squad at Toys R' Us 1/2 price
Replies: 0
Views: 3502

Galaxy Squad at Toys R' Us 1/2 price

Saw on Friday that the Galaxy Squad sets at Toys R' Us are 1/2 price. Looks like some good pieces.
by Ptrotter
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Toys R Us sale this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 4169

Toys R Us sale this weekend

So the Lone Ranger Silver Mine is finally at a reasonable clearance price of $53.87. Also the Monster Fighters Vampire Castle is on for $99.87 which is reasonable.

http://www.toysrus.ca/shop/index.jsp?ca ... d=12027082
by Ptrotter
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: LEGO CUUSOO Ghostbusters Set
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

Re: LEGO CUUSOO Ghostbusters Set

These are all standard pieces. Don't think they would mold a specific Slimer just for one set. They could have tried a brick build though.
by Ptrotter
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: James Bond 007 in Lego
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

James Bond 007 in Lego

Have you guys seen the James Bond sets supposedly coming out next year. I've seen photos for 5 sets that look legit, but aren't quite as clean as I would expect from something like where Star Wars sets are now. I suppose in a few years, if it continues, they could improve. I think most people will b...

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