You know when you have something cool coming to you in the mail, and it's late, and you're anxious about it? I had not one but two packages like that: One was a Bricklink order that was more than a month late;
the other was an eBay order which, while it had no outward signs of trouble, was the first one I'd paid for without ever emailing with a live person. And it was from Hong Kong. Clearly the late legos were worsening my edginess about it, but the upshot is that they were both waiting for me when I got back to my desk today. The legos included the whole dragon from the Harry Potter set, (all I would've wanted from that set). The beastie is fantastic, much cooler than that picture makes it look. The other newbies were (top-to-bottom) the much sought-after Pachydiscus, the not-quite-as-sought-after-but-now-I-have-the-whole-set Suchomimus, and the purchased-on-a-lark Meiolania. He's from Series 2, which I still need 8 of (both series have 24). The turtle has a neat little face. It was a good day, despite Godzilla: Final Wars. Welcome to my toy empire, new citizens! I'm a kind and benevolent ruler, but I own you.