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there is no ethical consumption under capitalism

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
so that means it's perfectly okay to buy lotsa shit!
Brolo wrote: »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yxkfjqQ_6Y

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Take a look at the LEGO Lord of the Rings Rivendell in this reveal video! This massive LEGO set has 6167 pieces, 15 minifigures, and is loaded full of Easter eggs from The Lord of the Rings! It has a retail price of $500 USD and comes out on March 5th.

like what if I blew $500 USD on a lego set for myself

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    there are easier ways to slowly turn something into a star citizen thread

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    there are easier ways to slowly turn something into a star citizen thread

    shhhhhhh

    we're working up to that

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    I mentioned this in the bicycle thread but I'm sinking some money into a custom build at my local bike co-op

    That shop is hella queer and worker-owned though, like there's literally a trans pride and anarchy emblem just under their framed IWW charter, so there's at least some ethical consumption there right

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    One of my Xmas presents to myself is still waiting for me, judging me, from the corner of my office.

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    I want to get through them all in one day. Hopefully this week is when dumb little adult things stop getting in the way.

    Steam: evilumpire Battle.net: T0NKKA#1588 PS4: T_0_N_N_K_A Twitter Art blog/Portfolio! Twitch?! HEY SATAN Shirts and such
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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    I bought a handful of model kits as a present to myself. Not lego, but scale models of the Delorean from BTTF, Millenium Falcon (ROS version but w/e its the Falcon, and it was cheap enough), and 2 Pokemon. I have to eventually work on those.

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I currently have the UCS millenium falcon, the tim burton batwing, and a bunch of flowers sitting in a room waiting to be put together, as I bought them to be housewarming gifts to myself when I eventually buy a house at some point in the next several years

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited February 2023
    Psykoma wrote: »
    I currently have the UCS millenium falcon, the tim burton batwing, and a bunch of flowers sitting in a room waiting to be put together, as I bought them to be housewarming gifts to myself when I eventually buy a house at some point in the next several years

    And you know fuckin what? Rivendell is going to join that stockpile.

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    CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    I've 80% convinced myself to buy an electric car because it's under 20K and my current car is a 2003 Subaru. What would I even do driving a car manufactured after the US invasion of Iraq??

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    One of my Xmas presents to myself is still waiting for me, judging me, from the corner of my office.

    aae6fh36k4yq.jpg

    I want to get through them all in one day. Hopefully this week is when dumb little adult things stop getting in the way.

    What the fuck man where did you get the unopened M-Tron box? That's sick as hell

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Tonkka wrote: »
    One of my Xmas presents to myself is still waiting for me, judging me, from the corner of my office.

    aae6fh36k4yq.jpg

    I want to get through them all in one day. Hopefully this week is when dumb little adult things stop getting in the way.

    What the fuck man where did you get the unopened M-Tron box? That's sick as hell

    that's the blacktron gift with purchase set from a few weeks back:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRERBnJGfS4

    https://www.lego.com/en-ca/product/blacktron-cruiser-40580

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    IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost This is also my fault Registered User regular
    Minutes ago, I didn't know there was a Rivendell set, and now my whole life has changed.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Oh, that's less exciting than a 40 year old lego set, but still pretty cool!

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    Could I pretend that this is the lighthouse from the beginning of Bioshock Infinite?

    https://www.lego.com/en-ca/product/motorised-lighthouse-21335

    Surely it wouldn't need too much in the way of modification either

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Minutes ago, I didn't know there was a Rivendell set, and now my whole life has changed.

    I initially read this as Riverdale

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    LabelLabel Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've 80% convinced myself to buy an electric car because it's under 20K and my current car is a 2003 Subaru. What would I even do driving a car manufactured after the US invasion of Iraq??

    does continuing to drive a 20 year old Subaru seem like a terrible idea to you?

    I'm not familiar with Subarus.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Minutes ago, I didn't know there was a Rivendell set, and now my whole life has changed.

    I initially read this as Riverdale

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    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/d82fc21b-299a-4a28-b80c-0b79ba78b7ad

    didn't pass the threshold to make it into lego ideas, sadly

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Oh, that's less exciting than a 40 year old lego set, but still pretty cool!

    Lego's 90th anniversary was last year, they've been doing a few classic sets

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    they made a $400 castle set that is extremely rad, it's one of my favorite sets they've done

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    anyways I think that Rivendell set is really cool but I think the $500 price tag and space requirements probably put it just out of reach for me right now

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    CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    Label wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've 80% convinced myself to buy an electric car because it's under 20K and my current car is a 2003 Subaru. What would I even do driving a car manufactured after the US invasion of Iraq??

    does continuing to drive a 20 year old Subaru seem like a terrible idea to you?

    I'm not familiar with Subarus.
    Not terrible, but it's only a matter of time before something craps out for a huge bill.

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    EinzelEinzel Registered User regular
    Nothing wrong with a 20 year old car. Nothing wrong with replacing it with a newer one.

    Unless it's a jeep. Wrong in both accounts.

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    I currently have the UCS millenium falcon, the tim burton batwing, and a bunch of flowers sitting in a room waiting to be put together, as I bought them to be housewarming gifts to myself when I eventually buy a house at some point in the next several years

    The ucs falcon takes up my entire IKEA end table and kinda hangs over the edges. Definitely not apartment decor.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I've got the UCS A-Wing and that's most of what I need from Star Wars spaceship Lego sets.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    i have the haunted hausu lego set still in my closet. i ache to build it but i literally have no shelf space in my home not occupied by cats or boardgames. sometimes both

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    my big capitalism purchase this month is that I'm seeing Bruce Springsteen live

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited February 2023
    i just pre-purchased 2 AAA vidjeemoo games. the gold editions

    i love me some open world zambonie shooters tho :,(

    Magic Pink on
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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    my big capitalism purchase this month is that I'm seeing Bruce Springsteen live



    Look what you've done, you brute

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    HOLY SHIT 5000 AMERICAN DOLLERYDOOS

    brute indeed

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Could I pretend that this is the lighthouse from the beginning of Bioshock Infinite?

    https://www.lego.com/en-ca/product/motorised-lighthouse-21335

    Surely it wouldn't need too much in the way of modification either

    You could likely, with pretty minimal work, turn it into the lighthouse from the movie The Lighthouse. IDK how you'd get ahold of Willem DaFoe and Robert Patrick minifigs but I'm reasonably sure you could get very close.

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I really want both Lion Knight Castle and the Rivendell one, but like, I'm also trying to save for a house

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I really want both Lion Knight Castle and the Rivendell one, but like, I'm also trying to save for a house

    Shrink yourself down and live in a Lego house.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Label wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've 80% convinced myself to buy an electric car because it's under 20K and my current car is a 2003 Subaru. What would I even do driving a car manufactured after the US invasion of Iraq??

    does continuing to drive a 20 year old Subaru seem like a terrible idea to you?

    I'm not familiar with Subarus.

    Subarus are interesting in that they (and especially models on the EA and EJ series engines) have kind of old-school reliability - they'll hit like 400,000+ miles handily *if* you do proper maintenance and keep them rust free, but if you don't they'll probably implode by 150k

    My first Subaru would've been the former if the frame hadn't rusted out, my second was a total shitshow until I un-fucked a lot of electrical issues the previous owner had covered up instead of properly fixing and then as soon as I'd sorted those out it got totaled by a deer running on to I-95

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i just pre-purchased 2 AAA vidjeemoo games. the gold editions

    i love me some open world zambonie shooters tho :,(

    on some kind of post-apocalyptic ice-world?

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Minutes ago, I didn't know there was a Rivendell set, and now my whole life has changed.

    I initially read this as Riverdale

    Bw9snb0.jpg

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/d82fc21b-299a-4a28-b80c-0b79ba78b7ad

    didn't pass the threshold to make it into lego ideas, sadly

    omg it's got his dang jalopy hell yeah that rules

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    my big capitalism purchase this month is that I'm seeing Bruce Springsteen live



    Look what you've done, you brute

    yeah, he could have...definitely made better choices about how the ticket rollout went

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I'm still sad I couldn't afford tickets to see mastodon and gojira in Detroit in August Because the tickets would have been basically 200 bucks for two cheaper seats.

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    LabelLabel Registered User regular
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Label wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've 80% convinced myself to buy an electric car because it's under 20K and my current car is a 2003 Subaru. What would I even do driving a car manufactured after the US invasion of Iraq??

    does continuing to drive a 20 year old Subaru seem like a terrible idea to you?

    I'm not familiar with Subarus.

    Subarus are interesting in that they (and especially models on the EA and EJ series engines) have kind of old-school reliability - they'll hit like 400,000+ miles handily *if* you do proper maintenance and keep them rust free, but if you don't they'll probably implode by 150k

    My first Subaru would've been the former if the frame hadn't rusted out, my second was a total shitshow until I un-fucked a lot of electrical issues the previous owner had covered up instead of properly fixing and then as soon as I'd sorted those out it got totaled by a deer running on to I-95

    stupid stilt rats...

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I've seen the Mountain Goats three times and I think the total ticket price of all three shows was probably under $100. Maybe slightly above that. Of course, they're mostly playing in like...clubs.

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've 80% convinced myself to buy an electric car because it's under 20K and my current car is a 2003 Subaru. What would I even do driving a car manufactured after the US invasion of Iraq??

    As someone whose cars have been similar ages, they have Bluetooth now! I skipped CD players entirely in my two cars, although I still just plug my phone in with a jack.

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    furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    If I had the money and the space that Rivendell set would be mine. My wife and I just watched the extended trilogy over the past month. And it is a gorgeous set. Usually the only big buys I make are collectors editions for video games. Not currently anything on my radar though.

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    facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    I was expecting the text of the post to just read "but you still shouldn't buy that hogwarts game"

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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