What car are you picking from the Lego vending machine?

David S.
By David S. Wallens
May 13, 2024 | Lego

Photography Credit: Tad Searson

Airport vending machines have long progressed past sodas and snacks. Need a laptop charger, some headphones or even an ice cream sandwich on the go? It’s all there.

A new one to look out for? Lego vending machines at select airports.

We just came across this one at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. So, do we build the Skyline, the Countach or the Vespa?

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BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/13/24 2:58 p.m.

I think I came across one of them in Las Vegas and very quickly walked past it while holding my wallet shut

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/13/24 3:17 p.m.

There was one in the Ontario, CA airport the morning of my fly-n-drive for the C8. I sent my wife a picture and asked what we shoudl get for my college aged kids. 

 

Unfortunately, it doesn't have anything I'd want to build ATM. I'm about 2/3 through the Technic Land Rover Defender I started in January.  I impulse bought the McClaren MP4/4 when we were at the Lego store a couple weeks ago. I'm on the fence about keeping it or returning it. 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/13/24 4:27 p.m.

This sounds like a clever deal for a long layover ... or a delay. Time to see if I can expense Legos from an airport vending machine and file it under entertainment. laugh

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/13/24 4:30 p.m.

We'll back you up if anyone asks, J.A. Lego in an airport sounds like a great way to spend a layover.

Of the three cars in question, build the Countach. It's a surprisingly good model. There's one sitting on my desk right now.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/13/24 4:38 p.m.

I searched online for Lego kits and came across this custom deal: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-98985/besbasdesign/1973-cadillac-eldorado-version-20/#details

This might be a need, not a want.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/13/24 4:41 p.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

Legos are always a need J.A.

Luckily, most of the sets I need are usually just out of my price range.

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
5/13/24 8:15 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

This sounds like a clever deal for a long layover ... or a delay. Time to see if I can expense Legos from an airport vending machine and file it under entertainment. laugh


Or it could be content! "J.A. Has a 45 min layover, the gate is on the other side of the airport. He can only board the plane once he finishes building his Lego set...will he make it before the doors fall off....I mean close (pls don't murder me Boeing)"

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/13/24 8:49 p.m.

Given what airports charge for soda pop, those Kits should top out at $57.

WonkoTheSane
WonkoTheSane GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/13/24 8:54 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

I searched online for Lego kits and came across this custom deal: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-98985/besbasdesign/1973-cadillac-eldorado-version-20/#details

This might be a need, not a want.

Look at that Cadillac!

 

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS HalfDork
5/13/24 9:04 p.m.

given the propensity of people to remove there shoes on long flights, maybe knowing that the opportunity to step on a lego is possible they will think twice.  

 

on that note, do you just burn the socks that you were wearing on an international flight when you walked into an airplane bathroom sans shoes on a transcontental flight?  

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