It is time for my July 2022 haul. I didn’t go too crazy this month. In fact, most of my purchases were small impulse buys. Firstly, I found out there were LEGO® Con t-shirts and hoodies on LEGO.com that I was completely unaware of. I wish I had known about them before LEGO® Con. All the same, I picked up one of each just for fun. I found them while I was birthday present shopping for someone else. What AFOL doesn’t need more LEGO® items in their wardrobe? Besides, LEGO® Con was awesome this year, why not celebrate it? Interestingly, since ordering them, both items vanished from LEGO.com without a trace.
Any time I order off of LEGO.com, I always check the VIP Rewards Center. It just so happens a new tin sign popped up. This one is the straight-up LEGO® logo. I am collecting all the tin signs slowly. I already have the City, Ninjago, and vintage LEGO® logo from previous hauls. As I slowly organize my LEGO® room, I will put all the signs up on the wall.
How popular are these tin signs? I certainly love them.
Next up, I headed to the LEGO® Store to take advantage of the free 90th anniversary build. The event took place in store from July 20-21, 2022. Simply by going to the store, you could build and keep a red 2×2 brick model. Don’t worry if you missed out. The event returns on August 10 and 11. The store makes a limited number of builds available each day. However, it is a free, fun build. If you can’t make it to the store, I posted photos of the instructions below. Consequently, you can gather up the bricks and build one in any color at home!
After building my 2×2 brick, I made my way to the Pick and Build wall. As always, I saw interesting bricks I did not need, but might use someday. That alone is usually not enough to get me to bite the bullet. However, this time, I saw a 1×2 plate with rounded edges (open studs). I like the texture those create when building walls. Additionally, they allow you to build in circles easier than standard bricks. Consequently, I loaded up on them. I stuck them all together in long columns and filled the gaps with 1×1 round, quarter tiles to get my money’s worth. I intend to use the quarter tiles as stone work for a gravel look in a future MOC.
Pick and Build rarely has what I need now… but there’s always stuff I might need later.
On a separate trip to a different LEGO® Store, I filled a second cup. This time, I found 1×1 round tiles in dark blue. I have enjoyed designing my own LEGO® Art style mosaics in Studio lately. I want to see some of them become physical builds. One of my projects involves a lot of blue. It was pure luck that I found the color I needed at the LEGO® Store. They also had 1x2x1 1/3 curved slopes in white. I do not need those at the moment. However, I used a number of them to produce my recent white tiger MOC. So, I decided to replenish my stock a little. The rest of the parts I bought just in case I need them some day…
Finally, I found a good deal on a couple of Jurassic World sets. Truthfully, these were minifig and dinosaur purchases. I have no interest at all in the builds. I am tired of vehicle sets. There are so many of them in so many different LEGO® themes. I wanted these sets because they contain characters from Camp Cretaceous, the animated series based on Jurassic World currently on Netflix. I love that show. As such, I wanted the main characters as Minifigures. It never hurts to get different color variants of dinosaurs either. If I ever build a LEGO® Jurassic Park, I’ll need herds. But I digress… I doubt I will even build these sets. I’ll remove my figurines and part the rest out into my collection. The sets were 36% off, which is a pretty good deal in my mind. That got me to take the dive.
Yup, these were straight-up Minifigure purchases.
So, nothing overly large and spectacular this month. I am quite excited about my new hoodie and t-shirt. Additionally, despite the sets being uninteresting, I got a number of minifigs and a couple of dinosaurs that I wanted. Pick and Build cups open up lots of build possibilities too, bringing hours of entertainment. Did you make a July 2022 haul? What did you get? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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