Last night, I spent probably an hour in LEGO store. I only went to look while my wife was doing some shopping in the mall. However, it just so happened that the monthly freebie (the Volkswagen Beetle) had not run out at my local store as it has online. Temptation set in. There are a number of sets on my current wish list. So, I began to make my rounds.
My usual route around the LEGO store takes me past the City sets, followed by the Super Heroes, as I make my way to the Pick-A-Brick wall. Even though they only change up the bricks once every few months, I still stop for a look every time just in case. No new and exciting pieces were waiting for me on this trip. So, I moved on to the Creator sets, followed by the expert Creator sets, and a brief stint in Star Wars. My last stop was the Minifigure station. Again, they only change up the Minifigure parts every once in a while, but I had to check to be sure. While this trip was not fruitful in terms of new denizens for my LEGO city, I still really like rummaging through the parts. The Minifigures are a little expensive, but they sure are fun to make.
Then I began round two. This time, I started paying closer attention to several of the sets on my wish list. $50.00 was the price tag I was looking at, so after brief consideration of sets like “Killer Croc Sewer Smash”, “Temple of Airjitzu”, “The Scuttler”, “Arkham Asylum”, and the 1960s Batcave, I decide to stick to my budget. I spent a lot of time contemplating the Creator Park Street Townhouse, but figured it was a little too over budget. I also thought two smaller Batman sets (Mr. Freeze Ice Attack and The Joker Balloon Escape), but decided to go with a City theme set instead. I ended up picking the Police Mobile Command Center. Oddly enough, it was not on my original wish list. But, after examining the box, I noted that it came with a number of pieces that I could use in my upcoming police station custom project. It was also close to my budget.
Another trip to the LEGO Store just to browse and kill time. My wife seemed completely unsurprised by the outcome. Does this happen to anyone else?
This post was written as part of the April A-to-Z blogging challenge. You can read more about it by visiting the official website. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my LEGO themed letter “M” post, it will be out of this world (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
Until next time,