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I got the Hoth Wampa cave last week because the Wampa and Hoth Luke are cool. Also I wanted another snowspeeder to attack the AT-AT that I hope to get for Xmas. That Way I can have Luke's, Wedge's and Zev's speeders trying to take down an AT-AT.
I also got Snake Canyon because Lego dirt bikes are awesome.
Finally caved about 10 days ago and bought the 10178 Motorized AT-AT. I don't care that 8129 has more figs, I've been wanting this one for a while now and wanted to get it before it disappeared. I'm tempted to mod the body to be more like 4483 while keeping the walking action. We'll see how well I accomplish that.
7119 to keep MISB, found it on a used toy market 7753 especially for the minifigs 8014 x2 to add more clones to my army 8017 another one because it has most of the parts needed to create a TIE Interceptor
I just picked up the Grand Emporium at the new Lego store in Michigan. Having a great time building it with my kids. They can't wait to add it to the Cafe Corner, and to populate the streets with the Series 2 collectible minifigs!
The last set I bought was Minotaurus. I'm liking these LEGO games, especially since they are in a nice price range (particularly when on sale, and Fred Meyer OFTEN has sales on games). I had some birthday money, and realized that there was absolutely nothing in Star Wars LEGO that I had any interest in AND could afford (and barely anything that I had interest in, affordable or not), so I picked up my second LEGO game instead (the other was the Harry Potter one, also fun. And I've got Ramses Pyramid set aside for my son's birthday.
The last set I bought was the Tower Bridge. But I don't have it yet. (can't wait to get it, it is my most favourite building) I went to the Lego Store last week, they were out of stock but said I could order it with them and they would deliver it to me, free of charge and include the bill. So I ordered it. But when I came back home, there was an email in my inbox, from Shop at Home, saying, the price of the Tower Bridge would be too high for paying with bill. I had to call customer service and give them my credit card number. I did. But I wonder, why do the people in the Lego Store not know, that the price was too high for paying with bill? I don't think, that I was the first ever who ordered something over them?
The same happened to me with a pure Shop@Home order.
I ordered Tower Bridge and the Technic Excavator in one go (might as well max out the shipping). At checkout I selected payment by direct debit, as I usually do. The system chugged around checking the payment and finally presented a confirmation, as it always has done. A few days later I got the e-mail saying the amount was too high for the selected payment method...
They could easily have handled that during the checkout.
I finally managed to pick up the Red Jedi Starfighter from 7283 to complete my Jedi Starfighter collection.
It was the first used set I've bought that I felt compelled to wash with hot water and soap, from the smell I'm guessing they burned dead bodies in the room it was stored in. It was pretty bad, but all the parts cleaned up shiny as new and I'm replacing the stickers with an extra set i already had. For the price I can't really complain.
Yesterday was like Christmas for me, I finally got my hands on a big lot I had ordered: another V19, Palpy's Shuttle, Slave I, Magnaguard Starfighter, another Droid Trifighter, plus loads of landscaping parts, Bulk Order and some other parts needed for my projects.