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Topic # 128605 16-Aug-2013 13:22
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Just wondering if anyone here collects lego and what model do you have?

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  Reply # 879496 16-Aug-2013 13:27
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I got given one of the architecture series. Ages 16+ , they look like good collectors ones.

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  Reply # 879552 16-Aug-2013 14:30
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Depends if you're talking about collecting lego or about collecting lego.

I have a big box of lego that me and the boys dig into when I can tear them away from Minecraft, I've collected a lot of it over the years.

OTOH, if you mean buy a set and keep it in the original pack to maintain its value as an investment - nah, not my bag.

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  Reply # 879599 16-Aug-2013 15:20
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Not really, I brought the VW Camper and built that at easter, that's the only Lego set I've brought in about 13 years. Used to love it as a kid.

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/lego-volkswagen-camper-van-is-a-must-have-model-even-if-youre-not-a-damn-hippie/


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  Reply # 879611 16-Aug-2013 15:37
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lxsw20: Not really, I brought the VW Camper and built that at easter, that's the only Lego set I've brought in about 13 years. Used to love it as a kid.

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/lego-volkswagen-camper-van-is-a-must-have-model-even-if-youre-not-a-damn-hippie/



Oh that looks cool, did you get that locally?

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  Reply # 879619 16-Aug-2013 15:50
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This one is awesome if you don't mind spending over $500 (probably a lot more in NZ as $500 probably isn't bad considering how many blocks it has.) http://www.bricksandbloks.com/lego-sydney-opera-house-10234-revealed-for-septemember-2013/

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  Reply # 879633 16-Aug-2013 16:07
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BlueShift: Depends if you're talking about collecting lego or about collecting lego.

I have a big box of lego that me and the boys dig into when I can tear them away from Minecraft, I've collected a lot of it over the years.

OTOH, if you mean buy a set and keep it in the original pack to maintain its value as an investment - nah, not my bag.



Haha I haven't spent $2000+ to leave it in boxes. I collect Lego Technic. 

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  Reply # 879654 16-Aug-2013 16:47
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CutCutCut:
lxsw20: Not really, I brought the VW Camper and built that at easter, that's the only Lego set I've brought in about 13 years. Used to love it as a kid.

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/lego-volkswagen-camper-van-is-a-must-have-model-even-if-youre-not-a-damn-hippie/



Oh that looks cool, did you get that locally?


They used to have it on airpoints store, then just when I had enough they removed it. I ended buying it on TradeMe, was going to buy it direct from Lego until I saw the shipping price!

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  Reply # 879664 16-Aug-2013 16:55
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The lego website pricing isn't bad, and you get free shipping if the order is over $300. However I almost got caught out by this, because I thought it was a New Zealand website, due to all the pricing being in NZ dollars and you just selct the NZ version of the store. But if you buy it and the order is over $300, you will get charged a big import duty and GST due to it being a 'toy', and you only find out about this if you read the fine print. I was looking at buying a gift for someone, where the set wasn't avalaible in NZ.

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  Reply # 879725 16-Aug-2013 18:41
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mattwnz: The lego website pricing isn't bad, and you get free shipping if the order is over $300. However I almost got caught out by this, because I thought it was a New Zealand website, due to all the pricing being in NZ dollars and you just selct the NZ version of the store. But if you buy it and the order is over $300, you will get charged a big import duty and GST due to it being a 'toy', and you only find out about this if you read the fine print. I was looking at buying a gift for someone, where the set wasn't avalaible in NZ.


email lego and tell them, they will refund all the tax/gst/fees

happen to me before....i'm what you would call a collector

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  Reply # 879730 16-Aug-2013 18:47
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mrphil:
mattwnz: The lego website pricing isn't bad, and you get free shipping if the order is over $300. However I almost got caught out by this, because I thought it was a New Zealand website, due to all the pricing being in NZ dollars and you just selct the NZ version of the store. But if you buy it and the order is over $300, you will get charged a big import duty and GST due to it being a 'toy', and you only find out about this if you read the fine print. I was looking at buying a gift for someone, where the set wasn't avalaible in NZ.


email lego and tell them, they will refund all the tax/gst/fees

happen to me before....i'm what you would call a collector


You mean this website http://shop.lego.com/en-NZ/ ? eg the one that appears if you google 'lego NZ'
I read their terms and it said that the customer has to pay those fees, as lego weren't responsible for any taxes and duties that a country imposes at the border. I would have purchased from them otherwise, but ended up buying from Fishpond for quite a bit more, as their fees cover all of those.

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  Reply # 879740 16-Aug-2013 19:07
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I do! Copious amounts of original trilogy Star Wars Lego that my son and I are gradually working our way through.

My collection is here.




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Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


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  Reply # 879797 16-Aug-2013 21:01
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mattwnz:
mrphil:
mattwnz: The lego website pricing isn't bad, and you get free shipping if the order is over $300. However I almost got caught out by this, because I thought it was a New Zealand website, due to all the pricing being in NZ dollars and you just selct the NZ version of the store. But if you buy it and the order is over $300, you will get charged a big import duty and GST due to it being a 'toy', and you only find out about this if you read the fine print. I was looking at buying a gift for someone, where the set wasn't avalaible in NZ.


email lego and tell them, they will refund all the tax/gst/fees

happen to me before....i'm what you would call a collector


You mean this website http://shop.lego.com/en-NZ/ ? eg the one that appears if you google 'lego NZ'
I read their terms and it said that the customer has to pay those fees, as lego weren't responsible for any taxes and duties that a country imposes at the border. I would have purchased from them otherwise, but ended up buying from Fishpond for quite a bit more, as their fees cover all of those.


looks like they changed the duty thing, last time i ordered something from them, i got done for duty. I then emailed lego complaining and they refunded me the total amount

NZtechfreak: I do! Copious amounts of original trilogy Star Wars Lego that my son and I are gradually working our way through.

My collection is here.

nice collection!


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  Reply # 880656 18-Aug-2013 18:12
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I've got a huge box of Lego pieces, none of which have been kept in original boxes and all of which has been well-used. They were bought from the time Lego first became available and collecting ended around 25 years ago because there was so much nobody needed to buy more. I've often wondered what to do with them since there are no youngsters in the family now that we have all grown up (subjective statement, that!)

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  Reply # 880668 18-Aug-2013 18:39
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Given the following:
1. No-one ever throws away Lego, it always gets passed on.
2. Millions of new Lego pieces are produced every year.

How long before it covers the planet? :)

We've got two Lego-crazy boys, and have a big storage box for it all. My best buy was the big Pirate Ship for $30 from the Warehouse a year or so ago.

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  Reply # 880826 19-Aug-2013 09:30
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There is some great looking lego on their website, but the postage is phenomenally high. It doesn't seem very clear what is availble for NZ though, is everything available/.

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