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***The Official OcUK Lego Thread***

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rameses, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Tobywon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 7, 2009

    Posts: 655

    Location: Germany

    Yup, fantastic model
     
  2. FatFishMonster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 23, 2011

    Posts: 1,628

    Location: Devon

    Anyone have any experience with Customs and Lepin?
    I ordered the giant minecraft set for the kids for Christmas on the 6th.
    its now in the UK but says awaiting customs clearance.

    Am I going to have a customs charge for this? and roughly how long does it take?
    Last time I ordered Lepin I didnt have this. Admittedly that was from a different store on Ali Express
     
  3. 200sols

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Hampshire

    If its from outside the EU, then expect a charge. It can take anything from 3 days to 3 weeks or more if your unlucky. Of course, it may not actually be inspected and could be just sat in a backlog :D
     
  4. FatFishMonster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 23, 2011

    Posts: 1,628

    Location: Devon

    Yeah I expected a charge last time but never got one.
    I expected it to be here before Christmas as last time i got it it was here within a week :/

    Just have to wait and hope I guess
     
  5. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,848

    Location: Stamford

    Depends on the declared value on the pack.
    My imperial destroyer didn't have any because it was marked as low value.

    You may get a charge. Plus handling charge. You definitely will if value is marked as 100 USD for example
     
  6. FatFishMonster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 23, 2011

    Posts: 1,628

    Location: Devon

    The set was £70 so fingers crossed they declare lower.
     
  7. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,704

    I'm not into Lego (I do RC) but my kids are and I just ordered the bugatti chiron as a big Xmas treat and for the first time I am actually quite looking forward to helping them with their Lego.
     
  8. Pudney

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 6, 2005

    Posts: 5,172

    Location: Essex

    The other risk to be aware of (and not saying in order to scare you etc.) is that if Customs get a sniff that the items are knock offs they can and do sieze and destroy packages. Although I'd be more concerned with Star Wars sets as I think it's only the Lego logo that is protected.
     
  9. peterattheboro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 19,917

    Location: Middlesbrough

    Just picked one up today as a treat for myself and the kids. Had a good few months at work so decided to splash out on one as a reward. The kids are getting smaller kits this Christmas and I've just put those to shame :D
     
  10. ahar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2011

    Posts: 687

    Location: Nr Watford

    I had that but it was released without charge after a couple of days. My guess is they were just busy getting through the backlog
     
  11. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,848

    Location: Stamford

    Fairly pleased with my lepin imperial. shuttle.
    The pieces aren't perfect, but couldn't justify the lego out of production premium.

    It is massive.

    [​IMG]

    Gf was super excited for her lego harry potter Castle birthday/Xmas present!

    We now have the two biggest lego sets.

    Noticed her walle set is already technically going for more than I paid on ebay!
     
  12. _Jimlad_

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 5, 2005

    Posts: 18,699

    Location: Southampton

    Get that fake stuff out the Lego thread ! :p
     
  13. 413x

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 15,848

    Location: Stamford

    Wish I had the opportunity to buy that set as real lego !
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2018
  14. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 13,673

    Location: St.Andrews

    *flashback to the 5 page argument about that*
     
  15. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,848

    Location: Stamford

    If anyone spots the chiron on special offer let me know! :D
     
  16. b0rn2sk8

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,056

    Smyths Toys, £250.
     
  17. peterattheboro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

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    Location: Middlesbrough

    Loving this build :D

    [​IMG]

    Can see me getting some more after this one.
     
  18. _Jimlad_

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 5, 2005

    Posts: 18,699

    Location: Southampton

    Had a smiley at the end for a reason
     
  19. _Jimlad_

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 5, 2005

    Posts: 18,699

    Location: Southampton

    What is it ?
     
  20. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,607

    Location: London

    Chiron.