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Was soooo tempted to get the Bugatti yesterday at the BrickExpo here - one of the vendors had one in stock at $550. Just finding it hard to justify that kind of money on a toy. So I went the forklift too :D
 

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Im allowed to get the giant hogwarts
Minister of finance has approved
I believe my chores will probably double in the near future

Does the lego site use aussie post or couriers?
Im hoping it comes thru the usual post way for stuff
 
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Hoping to score the Hogwarts castle for Christmas. Luckily the whole family is Potter mad.

Lego Shop@Home ships via the post office (not sure what they use internationally, everything I've had seems to come from Denmark, but I thought as they now had a factory in China, we may be supplied from there now). They do have tracking on their site but it isn't very useful - in my case it generally says nothing for two weeks then updates after the postperson has dropped it off. Allow 2-3 weeks from order - best I've had is about ten days. Don't forget to allow for the foreign transaction fee from your bank.
 

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Ive sent them an email
I'm at a p.o.box
Will put street address on postal form and my local post office knows thats my address but if it goes by courier theyll never find the place
 

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Nothing recently that's a must have Tbh

I've still got the rally car plus the potter stuff to do

Bond car will prob be next purchase
 
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In case you haven't already seen this - Lego S@H has lowered the free shipping threshold in Australia to $149, and the cost for orders below that to $12.50. I imagine that's because they now have a more local distribution centre, although the site still suggests that our orders originate in Europe. No word on whether you still incur the international transaction fee - if anyone places an order in the near future perhaps the could advise?

Winter Village Fire Station released. Cute, but pricey. It makes the $149 free shipping cutoff though so at least now you don't have to order anything else with it.
 

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So did some building the last few weeks
Basic potters done, forklift, hovercraft and rally car done
Rally car is a great technic build and I put it up there with the le mans car

So just the mega Hogwarts castle to do

Then get the Aston Martin.
 

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So did some building the last few weeks
Basic potters done, forklift, hovercraft and rally car done
Rally car is a great technic build and I put it up there with the le mans car

So just the mega Hogwarts castle to do

Then get the Aston Martin.
Awesome :thumbsu:. I've done the forklift and Volvo concept front loader, would recommend both. Hanging out now for the rough terrain crane, I love those kinds of builds. Hogwarts is a little out of reach at the moment ;). Am hoping though that a good price on the Bugatti can be found between now and Christmas.
 

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So did some building the last few weeks
Basic potters done, forklift, hovercraft and rally car done
Rally car is a great technic build and I put it up there with the le mans car

So just the mega Hogwarts castle to do

Then get the Aston Martin.
Not true until pictures of the build process and final item are posted on here.
 
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Most of my Lego time in recent days has been to deconstruct a bunch of kits so we have somewhere to put the Christmas Village and Santa's rail network. If we don't start building that in October, it doesn't get finished in time ;)
 

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Just seen this on Reddit. The dude is shattered, had 14 years worth of Lego stolen.


Someone e-mailed Lego and their response is the first comment.
 
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Good money in discontinued sets that are still unopened
Lost the UCS falcon too that was unbuilt.

Poor bastard
 
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Been holding off on the Winter Village Fire Station waiting for the Christmas promotional item (the Christmas Carousel 40293) to be released here. This is now available in other markets, anyone know when we can expect it?
 

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Still gives me Diagon Alley as the free gift on the website
But main page says that it's only free form 5th to 21st Nov
So it's gotta be the next freebie as of the 22nd

Finished Aston
Ejector seat works well
Looks ok on the shelf
That's it for me this year set wise
 
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Diagon Alley promo didn't even last the first day :mad:. You would think they'd have adequate stock to last the planned giveaway period. Similar thing happened with last month's Minifigure display stand promo. They've gone back to double points on Hogwarts Castle and the Winter Village Fire Station. Hopefully you're right and the Christmas promo kicks in later this month so I can get that and double points.

I wonder if there'll be a Christmas Build Up set this year? They've been fun builds.
 

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Target has the mack truck for 169 the porsche for 329 the log grabber for 130 and the red crane for 259

Truck grabbed...awaiting sms for pick up
 
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Some good spot specials at amazon too. Picked up some good Christmas present deals. 25% off at DJs this weekend also, which is good for the stuff that's hard to find elsewhere (like the Ferris Wheel I've been coveting ;))
 
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