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Who knew someone would build a Lego bust of our governor
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LEGO Airbus A380

Anyone speak German?

http://dieluftfahrt.blogspot.com/200...-airlines.html




Das wird Airbus nicht gefallen. Lego hat den ersten A380 für Singapore Airlines fertig gestellt. Wie die Airline mitteilte, wurde das grösste A380-Modell im Massstab 1:25 aus 75.000 Lego-Steinen in acht Farben in kürzester Zeit zusammengesetzt. Der kleine Super-Jumbo mit seinen 3,20 Metern Spannweite und 2,9 Metern Länge ist im LEGOLAND, Dänemark zu bestaunen.

Foto: © Singapore Airlines (v.l.n.r.: Dr David Atkins, Singapore Airlines General Manager Scandinavia and Finland; Ms Jasmine Lum Wei Ming, Singapore Airlines, Stewardess; Mr Henrik Höhrmann, LEGOLAND AS, General Manager; Mr Alan Hoffery, Singapore Airlines, Sales Manager Denmark)
All I got from this was that it's 75,000 peices, it's 2.9 m long, 3.2 m wingspan (or maybe it's the other way around), and it's 1:25 scale. And it's on display at LegoLand Denmark.
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i shoulda clicked the press release link:

http://a380.singaporeair.com/news_pr_20060905.html


The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A380 was unveiled at LEGOLAND in Billund, Denmark for the very first time today.

The largest aircraft model on display in LEGOLAND is built entirely of over 75,000 LEGO® bricks in eight colours.

"As Singapore Airlines will be first to fly the A380, we also wanted to be the first to bring its scale, grace and form to LEGOLAND. An A380 built of LEGO bricks retains the breathtaking dimension and scale of the actual A380. However, working in LEGO bricks also puts the A380 into a scale that people, especially children, can appreciate and enjoy. We welcome the opportunity to be associated with LEGOLAND in Denmark," said David Atkins, General Manager Scandinavia and Finland, Singapore Airlines.

"In LEGOLAND we focus on the guest experience and are excited about introducing LEGO models in the park," said Henrik Höhrmann, General Manager in LEGOLAND Billund. "Therefore we are very pleased to have the opportunity to show our visitors the world's largest Singapore Airlines' aircraft built in scale 1:25 in LEGO bricks."

At its exclusive display at "MiniWorld" in the main LEGOLAND Park, the SIA A380 model spans 2.9m in length, has a wingspan of 3.2m and is 1m tall. Weighing 125 kg including 100 kg of LEGO bricks, the SIA A380 model required the skills of the entire team of professional LEGO model builders at LEGOLAND and took 600 hours to produce.

SIA will be the world's very first airline to take delivery of and operate the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft, the A380. In July 2007, SIA will also be celebrating 30 years of online operations to Scandinavia.

SIA has 19 A380s on order and options for a further 6 aircraft. The order was first placed in 2000 for 10 firm aircraft followed by another 9 in 2006. The first 10 aircraft will be powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

The A380 has been designed to accommodate 555 seats in a three-class configuration. However, the SIA A380 will seat less than 480 passengers in the same configuration, thus ensuring a more spacious and comfortable travel experience on this super-jumbo aircraft. Customers traveling in the premium classes in particular will find the cabin product distinctly different to what is available today.

LEGOLAND® Billund is a LEGO® world dedicated to families with children between the ages of two and twelve. LEGOLAND offers joint experiences and activities for the entire family - centred around the child. Children can explore a world of more than 50 million LEGO bricks. There are three other LEGOLAND Parks in the world - LEGOLAND Windsor outside London, LEGOLAND California in Carlsberg and LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany. For the most current information, log on www.LEGOLAND.com






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I just found out from a buddy of mine that Lego has a few items on special through phone ordering.

They have the Technic Street Bike (#8420) on sale for $25! Regular Price $49.99



To listen for the other sale items or to order call 1-800-835-4386
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I loved LEGOS, but I never got into their Technic or those big Legos figurines/dolls.
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Are you a techy? if so you may like the new mindstorm set that you can program...

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8527

Or you can always get the Ferrari's...

http://shop.lego.com/leaf.asp?cn=196&d=9&t=4

There's also the novely sets like the chess sets, board games etc.
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I just liked Legos with their bricks. All those other more "adult" sets didn't interest me, I'd rather have the Erector sets.
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Originally Posted by phile
I just liked Legos with their bricks. All those other more "adult" sets didn't interest me, I'd rather have the Erector sets.
LEGO sets aside,

if you haven't checked out brickshelf.com or mocpages.com check it out. LOTS of custom sculptures.

And be sure to check out ldraw.org and a program called MLCad that comes with it. 3D rendering environment for developing LEGO sculptures.

You'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10 50% off at LEGO Shop at home!!!

On sale now, Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10 50% off at LEGO Shop at home!!!

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8386&d=0&t=0

Regular price $70, on sale for $34.98

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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal
On sale now, Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10 50% off at LEGO Shop at home!!!

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8386&d=0&t=0

Regular price $70, on sale for $34.98



Holy...is that the technic set you had as your AZ avatar for awhile...?!? I HATE YOU! Must...fight...urge....................
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Originally Posted by Yumchah


Holy...is that the technic set you had as your AZ avatar for awhile...?!? I HATE YOU! Must...fight...urge....................
no that was the enzo, this one is a decent set as well though. for $35 it's a sweet price, i just bought 2 of them
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no that was the enzo, this one is a decent set as well though. for $35 it's a sweet price, i just bought 2 of them
Oh right...! This is the set that came out before the Enzo, right?

Also, it's the same scale as the crane set, right?
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I don't know if its the same scale as the crane, the crane didn't have a scale associated with it.

I don't recall which ferrari set came out first, but they both came out around the same time period.


you may be confusing this Ferrari racer with the new one that just came out...

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8674&cn=196&d=9&t=4
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal
I don't know if its the same scale as the crane, the crane didn't have a scale associated with it.

I don't recall which ferrari set came out first, but they both came out around the same time period.


you may be confusing this Ferrari racer with the new one that just came out...

http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8674&cn=196&d=9&t=4
Ah okay...but, the on-sale one is the same scale as the Enzo, correct?
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
Ah okay...but, the on-sale one is the same scale as the Enzo, correct?
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Great.





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The feeling is reciprocated everytime you post something new in the robot thread.


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The feeling is reciprocated everytime you post something new in the robot thread.


SAY...BOUGHT THE STARSCREAM YET...!??
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SAY...BOUGHT THE STARSCREAM YET...!??
Yup, just ordered one.

Need to save up to get one more.
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Lego Shortage?

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Children hoping to get Lego toys for Christmas may be in for a disappointment.

The Danish toy maker is having a hard time keeping up with demand for its popular plastic building blocks as toy stores stack their inventories for the Christmas season, company officials said Tuesday.

"Many of our most popular products are sold out," Lego spokeswoman Charlotte Simonsen said. "As part of efforts to restructure the company and focus on our core business, we had to make some cuts and the company has not had time to readjust its production."

Simonsen declined to say how many orders had been turned down, but said the restructuring changes had affected the production of Duplo bricks and boxes with Lego City, Star Wars and Lego Technik sets.

The Billund, Denmark-based group has been trimming its staff at home and abroad since starting a restructuring program four years ago. Part of its production and distribution has been moved to countries with lower wages than Denmark, including the Czech Republic and Mexico.

In 2005, Lego sold its four Legoland amusement parks in Denmark, Britain, California and Germany to the U.S.-based private-equity group Blackstone Capital Partners.

Boersen, Denmark's leading financial newspaper, estimated that Lego could lose 750 million kroner ($127 million) because of lost Christmas sales. But Mads Nipper, a vice president at Lego in charge of marketing, said that figure was too high.

"We don't know what the Christmas sales will be like until Christmas is over," Nipper said.

The group posted a net profit of 505 million kroner ($86 million) in 2005, compared with a net loss of 1.93 billion kroner in 2004, on strong sales led by its Bionicle line of snap-together creatures.
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Well, that's easy...Blame it on Sly Raskal for buying all the planet's LEGO inventory.
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Did you ever stop to think about the children, Sly?

You greedy bastard!!!!
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my plot to take over the world is starting to work!

meh, this shortage happens every year, every year LEGO sells out and the stores sell out. The LEGO Stores are barren closer to xmas and to top it off they are having bigger promotions this year than last like double stamps for loyalty cards and stuff so the savings are worth it.

and there are a lot more cool stuff this year than last so this year will be worse.
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
Did you ever stop to think about the children, Sly?

You greedy bastard!!!!
Why am I gonna think about other children when I can think about my own children (when I have them). At least they'll have a full stock of LEGO to choose from.
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Well, that's easy...Blame it on Sly Raskal for buying all the planet's LEGO inventory.
this coming from the wiki of robots.

P.S. My MP Starscream shipped out yesterday. evidently they forgot to ship it after I ordered it and after I emailed them yesterday it magically shipped out.
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Two models 50% off

Enzo Ferrari 1:17 on Sale $19.99 (Regular $39.99)!!!!

http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=8652



Technic Dump Truck on sale $14.98 (Regular $29.99)!!!!

http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=8415

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Brick Friday

Brick Friday is almost upon us. And unfortunately this year's sale isn't as great as last years.

But here are some details

Legoshop.com




Lego Stores:

Supposedly from what I've heard Lego stores will have give out Triple Stamps when you purchase items from Lego Stores. Stamps are earned on a Lego Loyalty Card which is given to any buyer for free. Every 9 stamps earns you a $10 gift card, and every 18 stamps earns you a $20 gift card.



I'm sure there will be other specials on individual items as well just not exactly sure.
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Hmmm, I really want that Ferrari F1 Cart...
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Stop posting this, Sly!!!! It's pissing me off!! Last weekend I bought a bunch of Lego(s) for my cousin for Christmas.....I wish I would have waited...
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Stop posting this, Sly!!!! It's pissing me off!! Last weekend I bought a bunch of Lego(s) for my cousin for Christmas.....I wish I would have waited...
sorry man, can you return them???

FYI, every year LEGO puts on some big sale on their website and stores for xmas. and if you are going to buy anything from lego try to buy it from their stores so you get the loyalty stamps (if there is a store nearby)

otherwise, check ebay, you can find some good deals on there for lego stuff.
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sorry man, can you return them???

FYI, every year LEGO puts on some big sale on their website and stores for xmas. and if you are going to buy anything from lego try to buy it from their stores so you get the loyalty stamps (if there is a store nearby)

otherwise, check ebay, you can find some good deals on there for lego stuff.
Yea yea...I know. I couldn't help myself....didn't go into the store expecting to buy 'em yet, but once I browsed the aisles, I ended up buying him all the stuff that I pretty much wanted Little bastard better like 'em or I'm gonna pry them out of his thankless hands and then go home and build 'em myself. :evillaugh:
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Yea yea...I know. I couldn't help myself....didn't go into the store expecting to buy 'em yet, but once I browsed the aisles, I ended up buying him all the stuff that I pretty much wanted Little bastard better like 'em or I'm gonna pry them out of his thankless hands and then go home and build 'em myself. :evillaugh:
you're starting to sound like me.

I bought a Star Wars AT-ST for one of my friends for his b-day and asked him if he wanted it or not because I had another present that he could have instead which was a Masterpiece Starscream (but he doesn't know that yet). So he chose the MP Starscream because he didn't have anywhere to put the AT-ST.

so now I have another AT-ST for myself.
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^ Kinda like when I buy my GF some robots as gifts...









I'd be dead if I did.
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^ Kinda like when I buy my GF some robots as gifts...









I'd be dead if I did.
well the thing is, he likes star wars and does like LEGOs, he just doesn't put them out for display. I gave him a Millenium Falcon last year for xmas which he built and then put in his closet because he doesn't have anywhere to display it

oh well, the MP starscream should remain in the box so doesn't matter if it's displayed or not, unless he buys another.

I've adopted the two rule now thanx to
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