Those of you who have waited for weeks (or longer) for my nearly 3,000 page collectors guide will be rewarded in about 2 weeks when they arrive at your home. Plus the freebies (rare 1950s parts) that I promised.
The last CD problems appear cleared, and unfortunately I cannot cram even more stuff in there or into my head!
I will be doing the "launch" from here at Bricklink, where Huw and Ian have been gracious enough to let me use many of the Brickset images I needed for the CD (which they took at the Billund Vault). And I will repay them in kind by helping take the Brickset catalog back to the early hazy days of the origins of LEGO...
But today I'm in a festive mood... and with Britain celebrating her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) coming up... and with the London 2012 Olympics starting July 27th... I thought I would do a last minute special in honor of the Brits (even though I'm German born and living in the USA for many decades, more that I care to admit)...
So I am offering a special for people wanting to order the LEGO CD, but not quite sure.... maybe this offer will push you over the top.... (and you don't have to be a Brit in order to order!)...
I purchased 35 London Bus sets (384/760) back in 1982 on clearance in the USA, and still have many of the parts unused. So anyone wanting one of my LEGO CDs (special offer only good today)..... I will throw in the 20 rare/old parts for the London Bus set, so that you should be able to build your own with your other parts in your collection. These parts will be mint, and include...
2 rare white windows in mint - $6.00 value.http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=39&colorID=1
4 red mint arches (with Pat. Pend. underneath, like the originals).... (the ones at 60 cents). - $2.40 valuehttp://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=3455&colorID=5
4 black 1x1 round bricks (solid stud) in mint... $1.20 valuehttp://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=3062a&colorID=11
4 red mint small spoked wheels. - $3 value.http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=bb19&colorID=5
4 black mint tyres/tires for the spoked wheels. - $3 value http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=132-old&colorID=11
1 red unique road plate for the bus in mint (with Pat. Pend. like the originals) .... $1.50 valuehttp://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=781&colorID=5
1 other red unique road plate for the bus in mint (with Pat. Pend. like the originals) - $1 valuehttp://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=780&colorID=5
That's an $18 value if purchased in new condition on Bricklink, but this is a freebie.
I only have about 5 or 6 of these available... and the offer is only good today!
If you want the CD (nearly 3,000 pages of information and twice that number of color and b/w images + 1/3 of a million words)...
Just Paypal me (with Brickset LEGO CD special in the comments)....
USA/Canada location...... $29.95 + $3.50 shipping... $33.45 total
Rest of World................. $29.95 + $5.00 shipping... $34.95 total
My Paypal account is..... firstname.lastname@example.org
This offer is not on Bricklink.
Here's an old review of my first CD (which is included in this combined nearly 3,000 page CD)...http://www.brothers-brick.com/2006/12/27/just-recieved-gary-istoks-lego-cd/
Offer is only good today... and you'll probably find some rare old 1950s parts included! ;-)
And God save the Queen.... and the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton ;-)...
P.S. Substitutions, such as 6 large red or white spoked wheels with tyres/tires from the 1970s Hobby sets are allowed! :-) Also, anyone holding off waiting for this to become a book... it will in the near future... but only at less than 300 pages, in black/white... with only about 10% of the information... it will be the abridged version of the CD.
P.P.S. And for a bit of humor... my favorite royals...