…just remember there’s usually someone else worse off than you.
I won a secondhand McDonald’s Restaurant (LEGO Town set 3438) on eBay. As a fan of both LEGO and McDonald’s I fell in love with this set the moment I laid eyes on it. It was released in 1999 and only available from LEGO Shop at Home in the US, so I’m stoked to get my hands on this rare set.
The set includes two minifigs – a customer with a car (it’s a Drive Thru after all) and a McDonald’s crew member. No burgers or fries though! The stickers were already applied – the Drive Thru and McDonald’s sign and flags, the crew member’s uniform (so, no – I am not responsible for the crooked uniform ). I hate LEGO stickers because they can be so fiddly to apply perfectly to certain sized/shaped bricks, windows etc.
Scenes from a LEGO McDonald’s
Jesters at McDonald’s
Clearly, they were just there for the free wi-fi…
McDonald’s Ride Thru
If that doesn’t make you feel like eating McDonald’s, my Portraits of McDonald’s Burgers post at my food blog might…
I recently won an auction on eBay for a mixed lot of LEGO Fabuland pieces. I was pretty excited as I always wanted Fabuland when I was kid but never owned any. I still don’t own any sets, but I’ve now got ten minifigs, a park bench, a motorcycle, four food tiles and the best item of all – a fridge, featured in the previous post: WIN!
The sheep is so faded it looks like a ghost. It looks terribly feeble, like it will fall over any second. Its arms and legs are very loose, so it won’t be great for posing. The boat captain walrus is in excellent condition. The rest of the minifigs are clearly used but in pretty good nick, considering their age.
There were two police bull dogs in the batch – this is the better of the two; the other bulldog’s face is a little faded. I always wanted a Fabuland motorbike and now I finally have one!
That same week, I also bought five new Star Wars stormtroopers. Here are two of them, examining the secondhand fridge. You have no idea how thrilled I am to have won that fridge. Stay tuned for more from the stormtroopers.