Things That Make You Go “Hmmm…”

Well, as y’all have heard, Borders Bookstores are going out of business. This is a bit hard for me, because I enjoyed the convenience of driving ten minutes to the store, instead of ordering from Amazon and waiting a few days or weeks for your order to get to you. There are Barnes & Noble around the area, but 1) the traffic is prohibitive at two locations, and 2) the drive is long to the third. But I adapt well to changing situations.

One thing I had wanted was a Lego set they were selling at the local Borders. Yes, for me, not for one of my kids. STOP JUDGING ME!!! Anyway, they had several sets from the Architecture Series, one of which I want like burning: Fallingwater, by Frank Lloyd Wright.

But they carried it for $124.95, and the Lego website carried it for $99.99, when they had it in stock, so I decided to wait, because I may want it like burning, but I can’t justify $125 for building blocks. And then today I was at Barnes & Noble, and saw this:

THAT is the price for Fallingwater at B&N!! The price difference is stark. I guess now we know why Borders is going out of business. Their concept of “sale pricing” left a lot to be desired.

UPDATE:

A friend just called and told me stuff at Borders is now 20-40% off. I may be able to score this set after all 😀

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9 responses to “Things That Make You Go “Hmmm…”

  • Caryn Smith

    What a coincidence! We were just talking about that exact set today and looking at it in the Lego catalog. The boys would really like to go to see the actual house.

    I think I enjoy building Lego sets as much or more than the boys do!

  • mrfixitou812

    I’ve been living in Pittsburgh for 12 years now, and still haven’t gotten off my ass and gone to Falling Water. Maybe, one of these days…

  • Queen Bee

    Curious what is left at our Border’s now that the discounts are SLIGHTLY better….
    I appreciate your love of building Legos, but do not share it…… My fine motor skills are quite lacking, I am afraid!

  • Nomstress

    Glad to see that the price was finally justifiable! Because we all know that $90.00 for Legos is a steal. 😛

    IS my favorite FLW house…

  • LC Aggie Sith

    Queen Bee, I’m not that coordinated, but Legos instructions are in picture format, so I can’t go wrong 🙂

    Mrfixit, you need to go soon! Although I can understand the “familiarity breeds contempt” concept in this case. I have never gone to see the San Jacinto Monument…

    Nomstress, glad you approve of it;)

  • Nicole

    Have you been to Falling Water? I haven’t been there but I’ve been to House on the Rock. Amazingly cool. I’m not sure the man deserves the cult status he achieved, and he does seem to have been a bit of a jerk, but I love his designs. Don’t love the uncomfortable furniture designs, but love the house designs.

  • Mitchell

    Hopefully the lego version will hold up better than the original as Falling Water was on the verge of falling down a while ago. Seems the Frankster badly miscalculated the actual load bearing capacity of his cantilevered structures. In fact, if the contractor hadn’t snuck in the reinforcements he did behind Frank’s back it would have fallen down before it was even completed. That said, it IS a pretty neat design.

    Have fun Aggie!

  • roamingfirehydrant

    I went to a conference at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. It is a FLW design but without the structural defects that seem to follow. Very beautiful.

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