Winter set news!

I know we have been absent for a (very) long time. I think sometimes everybody with an interest will have periods of time where the interest is a lot less, but I’m slowly crawling out of the hole. My sister got married a couple of weeks ago, and my mini model of the church where she got married, was at display. I made it two years ago, and it has been at her apartment since, but for a couple of days it was shown to all the guests, and it gave me the kick I needed to get going again.

So today I was reading up on all the news, and read about the new winter set. It is going to be a reboot of the 2009 Winter Toy Store.

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They 2015 Winter set.

I read many complaint, and you would think that an innovative company like LEGO could come up with something new. But in my opinion, it’s great!
They have changed just a few small things, so overall its the same set. I know this is frustrating for collectors, but hey, aren’t we all use to reboots of LEGO sets…

It gives all the people who didn’t bought it the first time, an opportunity to get it, and at a much lower price, than the one you can get on Bricklink. They are right now up to 70 dollars more expensive, for a new mint condition set. It can sometimes be incomprehensible how much a single set of LEGO can be sold for, on Bricklink. I have been close to buying the toy store on Bricklink several times, but at 1000 DKK (150USD/120€) it’s just to much.

I didn’t get the set in 2009, and I’m very much looking forward to buying it, and setting it up this christmas. But sure if this happens again next year, I will join the chorus of complainers (except that I also didn’t get the bakery, so next next year!)

We are going to Stuttgart! 

Once again we are traveling, this time to the southern German city Stuttgart. It can seem like we don’t go anywhere but Germany, and right now that is true, but this time we didn’t decide the destination! My sisters son is getting baptized, and since his father is from Stuttgart, they chose to do it there – we don’t complain! Vacation, Germany and family time, what’s not to love! 

Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany, I haven’t been there so all I really know about it, is that it is there Loki goes in the first Avengers movie. I hope to get some more usable knowledge once I get there! 

But right now I’m in the airport all alone waiting to board. Marie is traveling with my sister and the star himself later. 

When I walked around the airport I spotted the LEGO store! I totally forgot it was here! 

 

Since I am going to a childs party I looked around in the DUPLO section, but it seemed silly to buy something on the way out. 

 

 

I also saw the new Marvel sets for the first time! I gots to have! 

 

  

 

Ohh a new Iron Man. I wants! 

One thing that annoyed me, was that it looked like they changed the color of the Hulk in one of the sets. They did the same with Captain America in the old Marvel sets, and it really bugs me! 

But I’ll buy them anyway, and LEGO knows that.. 

We are going to Berlin! 

  

And it’s not just me and Sebastian, Marie is there too! It’s just a little vacation, but I’m really looking forward to it! Copenhagen is my hometown, Dublin is my second hometown, but Berlin will always be my favorite city! 

A fun story about Sebastian. The racecar driver is my favorite minifig, and he was quickly named Sebastian after German Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel. Vettel is now driving for Ferrari as of this season, and even though I’m not a Ferrari fan, it pleases me, since the race outfit now fits in color. And also because he’s back in a winning car, but that’s a whole other story. 

I will join Marie in Berlin tomorrow, and I asked her – she remembered her Minifig, so we will post some of our adventures, here and on Facebook. Stay tuned! 

LEGO Quatro.

Today a friend and I were in a second hand store, just browsing, when my eye spotted the little red and white logo we all love so much. It was one of the big buckets I knew from my childhood, but in clear plastic. It turned out to be a bucket of Quatro LEGO.

I’ve never seen it for sale before, and as with LEGO Duplo, it hasn’t really interested me before (in my adulthood of course, I was all over my Duplo as a child). But a little over a month ago, my sister had a baby. So now I have a nephew, who is just the cutest little guy, and it is my job to introduce this beautiful guy to the ever so exciting world of LEGO. He is of course way too young for anything but a teddy, but nevertheless, I wasn’t gonna let this LEGO get out of my hands. It cost me 30 Danish Kroner, about 4,5 US dollars/ 4 Euros. A frigging steal for anything with the LEGO stamp on it.

They are so big that he should be able to play with them at the end of the year.

I saw a play mat on Pinterest, made for toys such as LEGO, and really liked the easy way to store LEGO for children, and a easy way to clean it up. So, again, even though my nephew is too young to play with his new LEGO, I made the play mat for him.

 

Now he just needs to be big enough for me to play with LEGO with him. I’m honestly a little bit too excited for it!

Lost and found!

Last weekend I was home at my parents house. We were having a family Easter lunch, and I was looking for something in the attic, when I came across this!
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A flag for my fort! I believe it has been missing for the last 15 years, I’ve even bought a new one recently, so my fort is complete.

When I showed it to my mom, she (a bit too casually) said she often finds LEGO pieces in there. She then suggested that when I return home for the rest of the Easter break we can organize and clean up in there, and see what else we find.

I am, of course, curious as to what else the attic holds of my plastic treasure, so yes mom, we are gonna clean the attic.

Well played, mother, well played.