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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:57 pm

Well, the Kingdoms line had battle packs (which are now ridiculously overpriced on Bricklink), and the new Castle line has a nice little set with 4 figs and enough useful parts to make it useful for more than just the figs.

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I hope this one will max out at 13 euros, but it's probably going to be 15-16, at least I fear it will.

SW has a lot of battle packs but because of the license they are still pretty steep - 17 euros for a pack with 4 minifigs here.

If you want just the figs, I built a lot my armies by buying minifig parts separately... If you make units in large enough amounts and you take some time to figure out the best offer (the fewer orders you need to place to get there, the fewer shipment costs you'll have to pay) I think this can definitely turn out to be cheaper than buying full figs / sets.

Most figs are expensive, but sometimes you can also find figs from random old themes really cheap... I just got 7 Blacktrons for and 6 M-Trons for less than 1.50 euros each. Putting together some of Warhead's Terrorkhan made me realize just how cheap these guys were, and they look cool, too.

If you want to save some money, you could by blank torsos (generally they're cheaper) and custom decal them. It works for me and also helps to give your army that 'unique' feel:

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The bottom line is to plan ahead and to start out by buying the things you need the most of at the cheapest price, while avoiding having to place one order to get 1 part you need. The more fancy stuff like epaulettes and capes you want, of course, the more expensive it's gonna be. You don't need to have a huge army to have a good fight though.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Ben-Jammin » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:03 am

GOT THE RANCOR PIT
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:45 am

Lol I just noticed, it even has the fat wobbly guy. Looks like one day Lego is going to do literally every single SW character.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Zahru II » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:35 am

I got my latest bricklink order, too bad it went to my home address and I can't open it until Saturday.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby stubby » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:42 am

pkbrennan wrote:Lego should do packs of 5 minifigs in set for £9 to £12 so people can build up forces / characters / extras quickly and easily.

Yo Stubby, can you run that idea by your bosses, please?

Only about a hundred times over the past decade. One of those pitches ended up turning into the collectible Minifigures line, for instance.

But really, we do battle packs all the time: http://www.brickpicker.com/index.php/ev ... tment_buck
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Ben-Jammin » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Bragallot wrote:Lol I just noticed, it even has the fat wobbly guy. Looks like one day Lego is going to do literally every single SW character.


The best part about him is his double-sided face; on the other side he's all sad with a tear on the side.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:40 pm

I got my latest weapons order via minifigforlife, so Squad 3 are now fully kitted up and armed:

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Note: Viktoria already had her snipers rifle from the Spy Weapons kit I got earlier.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby stubby » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:58 pm

It took me a while to figure out that was a sniper rifle and not some kind of weird claymorebokken. You've got the most important parts of minifig photography down - lighting and focus - but positioning the weapons edge-on is hurting this one.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Yeah I could have photographed her with the sniper's rifle pointing down to the ground, but I didn't.

Ah well, not to worry.

Once I have got enough stuff up at mine about my faction and their world, perhaps QuantumSurfer and I can knock up two official pages on the BrikWiki for faction and world...

I am not too sure on templates, so will need his help there.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby morganm » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:53 pm

Ben-Jammin wrote:GOT THE RANCOR PIT


Epic!

Love that set. The new pig-men are even more osum!

Not to fond of the new Jabba but whatevs.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Zupponn » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:50 pm

Got another ebay order in. Spent about $10.

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Yeah, I know there's a lot of Megabloks crap, but maybe I can find a half-decent use for them.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:19 pm

That's a pretty decent haul.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:31 pm

I really like that monkey. I should get me some to cause trouble...
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby lorbaat » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:25 pm

pkbrennan wrote:I really like that monkey. I should get me some to cause trouble...


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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Zupponn » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:03 pm

lorbaat wrote:
pkbrennan wrote:I really like that monkey. I should get me some to cause trouble...


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WOW! Now THAT'S a shit!
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