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Siggy's Wild West Adventure! (and LEGO stores)
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A chronicle of Siggy's adventures on a cross-country (US) trip.
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First, Siggy went to St. Louis. Naturally, he visited the Arch. This is him up at the top, enjoying the St. Louie cityscape.





Later, he got a picture at the base of the Arch.








That evening, he went to the LEGO store in St. Louie and took me along.





That dude is the full-sized version of Siggy (me). Others have been blurred for privacy and so I don't get sued. I'll talk about my loot at the end.






After St. Louis, Siggy went to the Legoland Discovery Center in Kansas City.





They had a big Star Wars Ep. II display that was really cool.










Siggy thought Miniland was the best part. He managed to sneak onto a few displays. Naughty, naughty!









Then, it was off to the Rockies, where Siggy really started getting blurry. Must be the high altitudes.





Then Garden of the Gods.






And Arches NP, then Bryce Canyon NP (title pic).





Then, he went to the Grand Canyon!






Next he went to the National Museum of Nuclear ...stuff... in Albuquerque, (hard to spell, much?) where he climbed into the underbelly of a WWII plane.





After that, he visited Petrified Forest NP, where he finally got out of the blurry mode.






After several days of driving, he took me to another LEGO store, this time in Nashville! Lots of goodies there. I'll talk about those in a moment.






All right, then: the LEGO store loot! I went to two (three really, but I didn't buy anything at the one in Kansas City. All they had was basic bricks, and it was purchased by weight). I got two little Pick-a-Brick buckets at each. Why two little ones instead of one big one? I've heard that the volume is greater. I should really see if that's the case. And the little buckets are really useful.










The PaB wall in Nashville. Lots of good stuff here.






It had olive cheese! Wahoo!






My four buckets. The two on the left from St. Louis, the two on the right from Nashville. When I took the tape off, three of them exploded (pieces flying everywhere), so I guess that means I filled them well. That and the fact that I couldn't fit the lids on. As Blake Baer says, "If the lid on the Pick-a-Brick cannister closes then there isn't enough bricks in it."

I couldn't agree more. There's a sign in the LEGO store that says you can fit, on average, 180-200 (I think) pieces in each small bucket. Puh-leeze. I got thousands. Yes, they were little pieces, lots of 1x1 things, but still.






Pieces from St. Louis, in order from left to right: white flower sprues, green grass pieces, green palm leaves, purple 1x3 plates, dark bley 1x3 plates, a windshield to match one I already have, 1x2 trans-clear plates, 1x4 white fences, green bamboo pieces, 4x6 tan plates, 2x2 dark bley crates, black travis bricks, pink 1x1 rounds, 4x4 reddish brown plates, 1x2 trans-light blue tiles, a 1x3 tan brick, a 2x4 green brick, a 2x2 lime green brick, 1x2 lime green tiles, 1x2 purple tiles, and light bley/black levers.






Pieces from Nashville: 1x2 dark red bricks, 1x2 tan palisade bricks, more green bamboo leaves, two black jet engines, a 1x4 green tile, a 1x1 green round brick, 1x2 trans-clear bricks sans inner tube, 1x1 dark green bricks, more black travis bricks, 2x2 white sloped bricks with targeting screen printing, red chairs, more 1x2 purple tiles, trans-light blue 1x1 rounds, 1x2 tan plates, 2x2 orange plates, 1x1 trans-clear plates, 1x4 reddish brown tiles, 2x2 light bley tiles, and lots of 1x1 light bley round tiles and olive cheese.


I wanted to know how many of certain pieces I got, so I ran some weight calculations (what, you think I'm going to count them by hand?!). I don't know how accurate this is, but I came up with these numbers: 1452 olive cheese wedges, 1302 1x1 light bley round tiles, 260 green grass pieces, 552 trans-light blue 1x1 rounds, and 45 black travis bricks.

Yeah. Sorting all those little tiny 1x1 things out was, uh, fun.

Those are the pieces that I'm most excited about, by the way. I got a lot of good landscaping and water pieces. And I'm elated about the olive cheese.






This was my collection of olive cheese before the Nashville store.






This is my collection of olive cheese now. Let me just say, if you live in the Nashville area, there is an almost unlimited supply of olive cheese there. For now. So get some before they change it!



Anyway, Siggy and I had a really fun time. Hope you enjoyed reading about it!

Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

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  September 1, 2014
I really need to make a sig fig and take him on holiday with me! Looks like you had fun. I sort of don't have a need for olive cheese... Yet!
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  July 7, 2014
Seems like you had a good time! I was just on vacation, but I didn't think to take any LEGO's.
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  June 27, 2014
Wow! It looks like your had fun! I've never been to a LEGO store before! I can't wait to see what you'll make with all those! Keep building!
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  June 27, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Wow! Looks like you had an awesome trip! Nice haul! Now I'm envious... ;) Great to have you back!
I did! Yeah, I'm really pleased with my haul. The Lego stores had a bunch of pieces I was looking for. It's good to be back!
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  June 27, 2014
Quoting Nathan Pownell I love the picture of the airplane, so cool how it says "DANGER KEEP OUT." Maybe you should teach your siggy how to read. :P Awesome loot! :D
Yeah, me too. Guess Siggy isn't the brightest...
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  June 27, 2014
Wow! Looks like you had an awesome trip! Nice haul! Now I'm envious... ;) Great to have you back!
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  June 26, 2014
Wow, looks like you had quite a fun time! I've only been to one LEGO store, in Indianapolis, IN. It had olive cheese and those round things and stalks and all that stuff. Very cool. I love the picture of the airplane, so cool how it says "DANGER KEEP OUT." Maybe you should teach your siggy how to read. :P Awesome loot! :D
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Zach Lucia Uh. You were in downtown Colorado Springs! I live in the Springs! Darn it. ~Zach
Really? So close! Rats! Well, I have relatives who live in Ft. Collins, which isn't too far away, so I might (maybe) come out there again sometime. If I do, we'll have to meet up! That would be cool!
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Halhi and FNJ
Apparently there are some different opinions about it. I plan to use it for things from castle to space. That, and I just like it. :)
  June 26, 2014
Looks like Siggy and you had a good trip! Sweet PABs. Seems like you hit the jackpot!
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  June 26, 2014
Uh. You were in downtown Colorado Springs! I live in the Springs! Darn it. ~Zach
  June 26, 2014
Olive cheese is awesome and very useful! Don't listen to Halhi on this one ;) Looks like you had a great time!
  June 26, 2014
Hooray, you have 1452 of the most useless/overrated piece in existence :P
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Red Son Looks like you had fun!
I sure did!
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Great stuff, Kevin! When you were at the Kansas City LEGO store, you were literally within four hours of me. :) Actually, I have one question 'bout that store. Exactly how does the "price by weight" thing work?
Four hours, huh? In the Great Plains, that's pretty close. I don't exactly remember how the price by weight worked, but I do know that there were bags instead of buckets. My guess would be that you fill your bag, and then you get charged by ounce after weighing it. I prefer the stuff-as-many-as-possible-into-a-bucket version. :P
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Graeme Straughn I look a TON like mine according to Graham and Alex. Coool to see a picture of you!
I most certainly agree with them! You look a LOT like your siggy. You have slightly longer hair, but other than that... Yep!
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  June 26, 2014
Looks like you had fun!
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  June 26, 2014
Great stuff, Kevin! When you were at the Kansas City LEGO store, you were literally within four hours of me. :) Actually, I have one question 'bout that store. Exactly how does the "price by weight" thing work?
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  June 26, 2014
Wow man! I've got 2 PAB cups in the last month.. I'm going for a 3rd next week! :) Wow. That's what my Olive Cheese looked like til now! :P Wow! You look a ton like your siggy! I look a TON like mine according to Graham and Alex. Here's a link to my Instagram, you can see me there. :) AND my siggy. (http://instagram.com/instagraeme_14) Coool! Nice parks you went to! I've been the Rocky a few times! I'm going back next summer :D Coool to see a picture of you!
  June 26, 2014
Jealous...
 
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