Friday, January 13, 2006
Cool Lego Story
I'm making this lego blimp that's predominantly white, and I wanted the secondary color to be brown. To do this I needed some of this piece in brown, in a rather key spot. The odd thing was, while there were five sellers (all in the UK) with this piece in brown, Bricklink didn't have a listing for any set that contained one in that color. Bricklink's database isn't foolproof, but I happened to ask the seller where it came from. The answer was better than I would have thought:
"They came from pick a brick at Legoland Windsor. They seem to have been cleaning out the model makers stockroom to make room for new stuff (They just re-built the whole of London in miniland). A lot of rarer parts are now appearing with sellers in the UK, California, Germany and Billund as all the Legolands seem to be having a clearout since they got taken over. Not that I'm complaining."
Secret Legoland model maker colors! How cool is that?
Thanks to Janette across the pond for that one.