Practicing how to serve the ball!
Those tennis racquets are from the LEGO Athletes Minifigure Collection set that are a ToysRUs limited edition exclusive giveaways. How I got two of them if they were limited edition are as follows:
It was my birthday yesterday! It also happened that I got some royalty money from a photo that I was able to sell on Flickr. I decided to use that money to buy a couple of LEGO sets from ToysRUs, which happens to be marking down a number of them at 20% discounts!
I ordered them online so I could use the royalty money to pay for it (money was received via PayPal). When I came over to the store to pick the items up, I asked the clerk if I was getting the LEGO Minifigure giveaways. She said I could, of course, even if the order was made online (the promotion was for in-store purchases only). The giveaway for this week was for a “Cops & Robbers” theme set, but I had my eye on the “Athletes” set right from the start because of those tennis racquets, so when she handed me the “Cops & Robbers” set, I asked her if it is possible to get the “Athletes” instead. She said sure and handed my what I asked for, but she let me take the other one too!
I was ecstatic! I thanked her profusely, telling her how she made me happy on my birthday! As I walked away, I thought maybe I could ask her to replace for me the “Cops & Robbers” one that she gave me extra for another “Athletes” set so I can get a pair of the tennis racquets. So I walked back and asked her if she would do that for me. She did, and that’s how I walked out of ToysRUs with two “Athletes” sets!
That truly made my day! On my birthday even! Oh, and now I have a number of LEGO sets that are just waiting to be built that I will feature soon!
On another front, I would like to write about how another Instagram user, who also takes photos of Sphero BB-8 but with a travel theme, asking if I would like to collaborate with him/her.
This Instagram user has more than 10K followers. He/she wants to feature my photos saying that it would help me get more exposure.
I decided not the reply back. I am okay if somebody reposts my photos and give me credit, but sometimes it only ends up with the other user getting all the views and I only get a trickle of them, which only helps the other end and ending up with me feeling bad about it because I did all the hard work.
What makes me feel good is when Sphero reposts my photos! Now that I will allow!
Until the next time then; talk to you all soon!