What Will I Do With All That Money?

9 Feb

February 9, 2014

I’m going to have surgery next week.

What does this mean to you?

  • Possibly less blogs
  • Possibly better blogs due to influence of painkillers
  • Probably same old same old. Sorry, fans. Maybe even more.

What does this mean to me?

  • Possibly less blogging
  • Possibly less angry letters from irate readers who love Allan Keyes
  • Lego

Lego! Yes, Lego! I decided that during my 2-3 weeks of recovery, I am going to jump into the world of Lego and build things. I’m going to start with The Palace Cinema.



Looks great, huh? I’ll be sure to post pictures of my final build, missing pieces, broken Legos and all.

But where to buy it? I am medically not allowed to drive for the next month so going to the Lego store is out of the question. I have no choice but to shop online and contribute to the collapse of brick and mortar stores. And where does America go to destroy Mom and Pop stores? Amazon. Here’s what they charge:


Four cents? “You Save: $0.04”? REALLY? That’s it? FOUR CENTS? What the heck am I going to do with four freakin’ cents?

I could:

  • Uh
  • Um
  • Yeah….

So I figured I’d check out Lego.com. It is their product, their site, less overhead, so maybe I can get a better price.


Nope. Not a penny cheaper. In fact, there goes my four cents. I guess it comes down to shipping. With Amazon Prime I get free shipping. Let’s see what they charge for shipping here.


Hey, not bad!

So here’s what it comes down to:

Order from Amazon: Save 4 cents, get it faster with 2-day shipping.

Order from Lego: Pay 4 more cents, get it a couple of days later, get a free Lego.

There is no choice here: I’m ordering from Lego. Since for a couple of days after the operation I’ll be in a pain-killer fog, the extra days don’t matter. And a free Lego? Totally worth the 4 cents.

Sorry Amazon. My 2 cents says that your 4 cents isn’t enough to get me to order from you.



8 Responses to “What Will I Do With All That Money?”

  1. Nick February 9, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    We built the Palace Cinema over Christmas – you’re going to have a wonderful time. Oh, and good luck with the surgery too, but mainly welcome back to Lego.


    • bmj2k February 9, 2014 at 5:42 am #

      Thanks! I used to have the tiny Star Wars Emperor’s throne room with Darth Vader and the Emperor minifigures. The set is long gone but I dug the Vader figure out of the closet yesterday, and I have the Boba Fett keychain, which, if I unscrew the keychain part, is really just a Boba Fett minifgiure, so I’m sure SW builds are in my future.


    • bmj2k February 9, 2014 at 5:43 am #

      And I must say, your posts are probably a good 75% of the reason I’m starting on Lego.


  2. T E Stazyk February 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Been out of touch–hope all went well!


    • bmj2k February 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

      Surgery went well, but the recovery is killing me. Hoping to have a new post by the end of the week, but I really can’t predict. Plus the bad weather has held up delivery of my Legos, which is a real bummer.



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