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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Silverdream » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:28 am

Yeah but, free food and free money.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 pm

:son: at the duration at which sets last in Belgian stores. They had the Fierce Flyer and Fire Mech sets two weeks back, and now they're already gone... This means they either don't refill the racks, or some asshole is going around collecting all these sets to resell them later... Belgian stores only seem interested in selling the large sets and when it comes to smaller ones, the ridiculously overpriced licensed ones.

I did get:

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It's a really cool mech. I've already made some minor adjustments, most importantly I think I should make the arms a little bit longer. The Samurai X (*cough* Rurouni Kenshin *cough*) fig is great, though I don't care too much about the two little guys or their weapons, the black one with the ridiculous neck-less head in particular. Oh well, I suppose they'll make nice aliums.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:46 pm

What set number is that? I think I might wanna rip it for the parts...  :studgod:
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:02 pm

9448. I could be wrong, but it seems to have more parts than other sets with similar prices (like the Kingdoms cart attack or the Uruk Hai Army set).
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:32 pm

This Lego Ninjago Lizaru 9557 looks kinda neat: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lego-Ninjago-95 ... hu_m_13_dp

Get ten of them and one would have two Amazonian units of snake-men for Pekab's Amazonia continent...
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:49 pm

I wouldn't mind having an army of beastmen (so I could make Fantasy General units, of course), but that's too expensive for me.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:03 pm

Lego should do packs of 5 minifigs in set for £9 to £12 so people can build up forces / characters / extras quickly and easily.

Yo Stubby, can you run that idea by your bosses, please?
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:57 pm

Well, the Kingdoms line had battle packs (which are now ridiculously overpriced on Bricklink), and the new Castle line has a nice little set with 4 figs and enough useful parts to make it useful for more than just the figs.

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I hope this one will max out at 13 euros, but it's probably going to be 15-16, at least I fear it will.

SW has a lot of battle packs but because of the license they are still pretty steep - 17 euros for a pack with 4 minifigs here.

If you want just the figs, I built a lot my armies by buying minifig parts separately... If you make units in large enough amounts and you take some time to figure out the best offer (the fewer orders you need to place to get there, the fewer shipment costs you'll have to pay) I think this can definitely turn out to be cheaper than buying full figs / sets.

Most figs are expensive, but sometimes you can also find figs from random old themes really cheap... I just got 7 Blacktrons for and 6 M-Trons for less than 1.50 euros each. Putting together some of Warhead's Terrorkhan made me realize just how cheap these guys were, and they look cool, too.

If you want to save some money, you could by blank torsos (generally they're cheaper) and custom decal them. It works for me and also helps to give your army that 'unique' feel:

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The bottom line is to plan ahead and to start out by buying the things you need the most of at the cheapest price, while avoiding having to place one order to get 1 part you need. The more fancy stuff like epaulettes and capes you want, of course, the more expensive it's gonna be. You don't need to have a huge army to have a good fight though.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Ben-Jammin » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:03 am

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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:45 am

Lol I just noticed, it even has the fat wobbly guy. Looks like one day Lego is going to do literally every single SW character.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Zahru II » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:35 am

I got my latest bricklink order, too bad it went to my home address and I can't open it until Saturday.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby stubby » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:42 am

pkbrennan wrote:Lego should do packs of 5 minifigs in set for £9 to £12 so people can build up forces / characters / extras quickly and easily.

Yo Stubby, can you run that idea by your bosses, please?

Only about a hundred times over the past decade.  One of those pitches ended up turning into the collectible Minifigures line, for instance.

But really, we do battle packs all the time: http://www.brickpicker.com/index.php/ev ... tment_buck
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Ben-Jammin » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Bragallot wrote:Lol I just noticed, it even has the fat wobbly guy. Looks like one day Lego is going to do literally every single SW character.


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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:40 pm

I got my latest weapons order via minifigforlife, so Squad 3 are now fully kitted up and armed:

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Note: Viktoria already had her snipers rifle from the Spy Weapons kit I got earlier.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby stubby » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:58 pm

It took me a while to figure out that was a sniper rifle and not some kind of weird claymorebokken.  You've got the most important parts of minifig photography down - lighting and focus - but positioning the weapons edge-on is hurting this one.
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