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I've been in the midst of sorting bulk purchases...which I will be doing for a WHILE...and it has generated two questions:
1). Will you keep and use a Mega Blocks piece, if it is cool/interesting and something not available from Lego?
2). Would you paint Lego pieces to get the colour you want?
I've been throwing all the Mega Blocks pieces in the trash, where they generally belong, but I have come across a few very interesting pieces - one of which is a base plate (https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/u8EAAOSwdW9aDbcu/s-l225.jpg
). It's pretty high quality - much thicker than any Lego plates I've seen. I think I'm going to keep it.
I'm also in the process of making a Lego table for my kid - and to make it look "living room compatible" and to keep my wife happy, I am painting the two base plates (48x48 studs) brown to match the furniture (https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Gray-Baseplate-10701
). FWIW, the paint came out really good (you can still see "Lego" on the studs) - but I will let it sit for a couple of weeks before trying any Legos on it.
Just wondering if doing one or both of these things are generally vomit-inducing to most of you guys, or what.