This week was varied and full. We’ve felt joy about the possibility to transfer the remaining embryos soon, but life continues as well.
At the start of the week, I took a day to drive to Dallas and their LEGO® stores. They have unparalleled selection, though rarely the best prices. But the LEGO® VIP program can make for some good deals at times. Most importantly, they have the Pick-a-Brick wall.
At the Pick-a-Brick wall, you get to fill a cup with whatever pieces you want from a selection of a few dozen varieties/colors. You also pay by the cup, rather than by the piece. (Pro-tip: Bring your cup back on subsequent trips – you can save 25 cents on a small cup or 50 cents on a large one by bringing your old cup!). The wall almost always has a number of basic bricks in basic colors. The problem here is that these pieces are too large to get very many into the cup. Sometimes pieces on the wall become so common that people just don’t need to look for them any longer. But if you can find rare pieces and small pieces where the market hasn’t become saturated, these cups are a great deal. I came home with lots of sand green 1×2 plates, well satisfied.
I found another deal on the trip also – a LEGO® Friends pencil holder. Because of a 50% discount, I bought them out. The part count was small on these, so I could part them out very quickly. Lots and lots of 1×4 bricks in various colors! We get excited about large numbers of basic bricks, making this set quite nice.
What is next?
Tonight I’ll start working on the Batcave sets we got several weeks ago. The sheer size of this set means it will probably take a while to get done. For a set this large, I’ll start putting up some of the parts as soon as I can so that our small workspace doesn’t get overwhelmed. Look for these parts to start showing up in the store soon!