Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekend Lego haul

We went up to Burlington, VT for a very quick trip and visited a Toys R Us in nearby Williston. Another friend of mine (thank you M.R.) had clued me in as to what was available and we got to the store on Saturday morning. I picked up my first TRU Exclusive Bricktober sets. I got all 4 from 2015 and 1 from 2014. I'd love to get the rest from 2014 but I don't know what my odds are. The 2015 sets were about $20/each and the 2014 was marked down to about $10. I say "about" because there was 7% sales tax which drove up the price higher than usual. I also picked up 2 of the 2015 items for another friend. My husband got 2 cute and inexpensive Creator sets. Our daughter had to settle for a single minifigure of the Jewel Thief. She considered other items but ultimately accepted our offer to go shopping at Target on another day instead. Our total TRU haul was around $165 or so with taxes.

On Sunday, back on familiar turf, I visited my local Walmart and lucked out finding Emma's Tourist Kiosk in the clearance area. It was marked for $7 but rang up for only $5. I also found 2 Mixels that I'd been wanting. I didn't really want to spend a lot of money after the TRU trip anyway, but I was in Walmart for other things and couldn't pass up those deals.

I didn't get it all built yet of course, but I got a good start on Sunday night.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Lego Americana Tour at Providence Place, Providence, Rhode Island

The Lego American Tour is currently in Providence, Rhode Island. We went down Saturday (the first day it was open) to check it out. There are about 80 pictures here.

White House

Some displays were not on the official map. We were happy to find them.

Washington Monument is so tall. It's hard to capture.

North Church

Another surprise display. Mount Rushmore and other things.

Liberty Bell.

Not on the map. Simpsons Mall.

More displays. Not sure why the pennies were there.

Another surprise. This one featured Duplo.


 Had to hold the camera up over the display to see the fountains and detail in the middle.

This is the grand masterpiece I think. It's huge!

Lego Play space...

Views of the mall.

More bonus displays...