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  Reply # 881001 19-Aug-2013 13:40
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CutCutCut: 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/.


You either get stung by high postage, or if you buy enough, you get free postage but then you get stung by duty and GST which would be over $100 on  a $300 order. I think most things are available to NZ, but I found it cheaper to buy from fishpond, who also sell a lot of it.

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  Reply # 881012 19-Aug-2013 14:02
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Have been wanting to get into collecting and building it for ages.

Once I've finished up grading the HT I will be looking for another hobby, this is the likely one.

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  Reply # 881057 19-Aug-2013 15:19
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GregV: 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? :)


No, It all goes up the vacuum cleaner or down the central heating ducts.




 

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  Reply # 881768 20-Aug-2013 20:05
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i contacted a few nz lego collectors and it seems that no one lately has been done for duty from buying from lego.com

some thinks that lego.com uses lego NZ as a forwarder, so any duties gets paid by lego nz first

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I was given the big technic cargo plane for xmas and since then i have bought the fighter jet and just started doing 42009 the crane MKII.  I just can't believe how people come up with these designs and make it work, pretty amazing.

I've thought about asking on here at Geekzone about swapping (and swapping back) sets so we all get a chance to build other items without paying the big bucks.

I'm looking at selling the crane after i have made it up including the 'B' model and also some 'C' models.  If anyone is keen, keep in touch, all i'm looking for is getting the same amount i paid for it to get it into the country which is significantly cheaper than what i've seen here in NZ.

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  Reply # 1412952 23-Oct-2015 17:54
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I'm going to a Lego brick expo tomorrow in Auckland, it is on all Labour Day weekend..  http://www.aucklug.co.nz/


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  Reply # 1413569 25-Oct-2015 17:49
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Went to this also. Huge lineup of Lego across many genres. My boys had great conversations with the exhibitors, who were happy to engage with them. Even managed to find a couple of Classic Space sets from my childhood :)

Youngest was hooked on the Great Ball Contraption - http://www.brickwiki.info/wiki/Great_ball_contraption - so I may have to invest in some motors.

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  Reply # 1414331 27-Oct-2015 08:21
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I attempted to go to the Chch LUG a few years ago but when I saw the 300m line to get in that was mostly children aged between 3-10 I gave up and went home.

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  Reply # 1414340 27-Oct-2015 08:36
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lego is damn expensive nowadays!
Do like them.....not when i stand on them tho...




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  Reply # 1414376 27-Oct-2015 09:36
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BTR: I attempted to go to the Chch LUG a few years ago but when I saw the 300m line to get in that was mostly children aged between 3-10 I gave up and went home.

Auckland had staged entry this year, and sold admittance in hourly sections.  There was no time limit, but the downside was once you were in, you couldn't re-enter, and all of the food was outside.  We were there three hours, and would have stayed longer had food been available, as there was so much detail to look at in the displays.  1-2 hours would have been plenty for smaller kids though.

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  Reply # 1414470 27-Oct-2015 10:53
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Bought myself the new 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 on Sunday, toy world had 20% off and it was on my xmas list so was good timing.

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