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Alternative build generator?
Hello. Lego mania has firmly grasped my 4 year old son, specifically the Lego City line.
He's become adept at following the build directions to completion, and frequently de-constructing them, only to repeat the build again and again.
My question: Are there any resources that have alternative build directions for sets? Or even better .. a software program/website that accepted a list of your Lego sets, which would then build an inventory of all your pieces .. and spit out new directions for alternative creations?
I realize there's the LDD and LDraw, but it would appear one would need to spend hours and hours creating new builds, time I do not have! Any help?
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Main problem with Peeron is that the owners no longer support it, so it's becoming more and more out of date, and it's often very slow. Still a neat site, however, and the "Try to Build" feature works and is, as far as I'm aware, unique.
Link : http://www.peeron.com
I guess I was thinking .. it'd be nice if there were "regular" instructions for a set, and "alternate" where you would use the same pieces to make something else.
Anyway, the big hurdle is in having a large library of models with both instructions and inventories.
Theres a project for someone. I'd love to see a site for alternate builds from the 80's sets. When did they stop putting them on the back?
agree with you though, I wish someone did document alternative models, I'd love this too.
Does anyone have any advice/ideas for me?
I am actually bidding on an unsorted HP lot, it looks to have the POA Castle in it which the figs from could fetch a pretty penny
Also, I'd say you should check eBay - someone always seems to have a lot of five or six old sets, which have a lot of accessories and (if it includes the original Hogwarts Castle) is a great Castle starter as well.
Actually, I'm going to make a new topic for this, as this is getting pretty OT.