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  • GordonEdinGordonEdin ScotlandMember Posts: 15
    Just finished the Bucket Wheel Excavator (my first Technic build) and it went very smoothly. A few errors along the way but nothing major and, crucially, nothing that couldn't be fixed without taking half of the model apart.
    I'm going to take a short break (yeah, right!) before starting on the big Mobile Crane 42009, which I picked up on eBay, brand new and sealed, for far too much money. But looking it over I can't help thinking that Lego have made this build harder than it needed to be. I'm not talking about the technical side of things, but the finding of parts. The instruction manual is divided into six volumes - 1 to 3 for the lorry, 4 and 5 for the crane cab and 6 for the jib. There are FIFTEEN bags of parts for the lorry, all numbered '1'. Some of these parts, for example the wheels, aren't required until the very end of Book 3. Wouldn't it have been easier from the builder's point of view to have the bags of parts numbered to match the instruction volume where they're actually used? Maybe there's a technical reason why this isn't possible... Either way I know I'm going to enjoy this build too!
    FowlerBricksMaffyDFizyxAddicted2Oxygensnowhitie
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 81
    edited April 2018
    Just finished #9496 and #75174 . Interesting to see these two renditions of the Skiff built one after the other. I personally find the 2012 rendition to be the superior, with the Sarlacc Pit of the 2016 version being much too unsteady. (And sorry for the dark image)
    BumblepantsFowlerBricksblakusdkYo_dAsnowhitieTheBigLegoski
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Using LDD, I've designed a minifig scale model of the Great Pyramid. Designed around 20 different modules, with many required LOTS of times. Doubt I'll ever see it realised - would contain nearly 2 million bricks!
    FowlerBricksHugeYellowBrickeMJeeNL
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 424
    darthdc said:
    Using LDD, I've designed a minifig scale model of the Great Pyramid. Designed around 20 different modules, with many required LOTS of times. Doubt I'll ever see it realised - would contain nearly 2 million bricks!
    How long does it take to load the file? If I try to create a file in which i create my town (comprising of Modulars), it already takes ages to load...
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    eMJeeNL said:
    darthdc said:
    Using LDD, I've designed a minifig scale model of the Great Pyramid. Designed around 20 different modules, with many required LOTS of times. Doubt I'll ever see it realised - would contain nearly 2 million bricks!
    How long does it take to load the file? If I try to create a file in which i create my town (comprising of Modulars), it already takes ages to load...
    The model is divided into modules (of 2500 pieces average) - there is no file for the entire thing. I did try creating a model of Thunderbird 3, but the files got so big, that the software shut down.

    However, I can say that the model (if it were complete) would be 660M x 660M x 330 Bricks high, and is designed to split in 2, so that the interior can be displayed. Any minifigs that enter, will have to crawl along the passages, for thats the case with the real thing.


  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 989
    @scottdd2 You've built some awesome looking appliances there! I have a feeling I'd be DOUBLY impressed if I was familiar with SAES livery. You also get bonus points for such well optimised pictures. If only more users would take your lead...
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,838
    edited April 2018
    X-Wing 10240. More "rebuild" than "build", it was knocked off a shelf by the little one. She just stood there, looking like "the scream" as it exploded. Look to be missing 3 pieces (DBG 1x2 sloped brick, technic small slotted cylinder and the technic studded pin that goes into it).
    Fizyx
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 54
    @scottdd2 You've built some awesome looking appliances there! I have a feeling I'd be DOUBLY impressed if I was familiar with SAES livery. You also get bonus points for such well optimised pictures. If only more users would take your lead...


    Thanks MAGNINOMINISUMBRA, I appreciate the comment. I do take a few liberties with the livery, especially with the ambulance service. The ones here are completely different on a white back ground.

    Here's some samples and the link to my Flickr account if you want to see more.



    LEGO_Dad77
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 462
    Wow those all look great, but my favorite is the middle one with the modern looking townhouse apartments!  it looks well setup to have shops on the first floor with the apartments above them.
    LittleLori
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,838
    Built Yoda's hut (well it's 60% of a hut with a bit of swampland. Think I have a few light tan arches to finish it off as a hinge open build.
  • GordonEdinGordonEdin ScotlandMember Posts: 15
    (Mobile Crane, yada yada...)
    I made a happy discovery this morning. As I said above I'm now building the big Mobile Crane 42009. I've just reached the point with the dummy engine - I love those pistons! As I live in Scotland I've decided that when I build the cab I'm going to make it a right-hand drive, which is easily done. I was thinking about converting the crane cab by putting that on the right as well but that would be far more complicated and I wasn't sure it was even possible. It probably isn't given that the motor controls are on the right and that can't be changed. On top of that I wasn't even sure if a cab on the right was correct for the real world. Then this morning I looked out of my window. For the past month or so they've been replacing the sewer pipes in my street and today they brought in a mechanical excavator. (Not as big or impressive as the Bucket Wheel, alas...) And the cab is on the left! So I can build the crane cab as set out in the instructions with a clear conscience!
    BumblepantsLittleLoriFizyxsnowhitie
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 54
    M1J0E said:
    Wow those all look great, but my favorite is the middle one with the modern looking townhouse apartments!  it looks well setup to have shops on the first floor with the apartments above them.

    Thanks. The middle one is the first modern one I've tried so thanks, glad it turned out.
    M1J0E
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 54
    A few more.
    Switchfoot55OnebricktoomanysnowhitieFowlerBricksTheBigLegoskiAstrobricksLEGO_Dad77
  • mafonmafon TushinoMember Posts: 48


    Abominable Snowman !
    LittleLoriAddicted2OxygenMegtheCatKerreLEGO_Dad77
  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 183
    Just built #60182 with my 4 year old. It was a fun little build, and very happy with the sturdyness of the set. I am impressed with it
    LEGO_Dad77
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    Just finished this and it was a fun build took me right down memory lane 
    mafonMr_CrossjnscoelhoAwesomenessFizyxMegtheCatsnowhitielkliment2LEGO_Dad77
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 316
    Had to recreate that scene
    blakusdkFowlerBricksAddicted2OxygenFizyxMegtheCatsnowhitie
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    Picked up DJ in Tesco the other day. Snapped up the Scarif trooper for a good price on eBay and a couple of SW sets netted the Vader pod....

    ....the pod is the best one so far for me. From the cool changy image on the front to the brilliant Tantive V corridor build. Love it!
    FizyxYo_dAFowlerBricksstluxricecakeMegtheCatsnowhitieGothamConstructionCo
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 781
    I'm on tour! :)


    That build is honestly one of the ones that I am the most jealous of.  It's just so freaking good!
    PaperballparkFowlerBricksgratefulnatOnebricktoomanyAddicted2Oxygen
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,455
    The tables here have adjustable legs, so there's no gaps between the sections. Consequently I'm happier with how it is here than I have been at any other show - this is the first show it's been to where there's been no visible gaps between sections :)
    Fizyxgratefulnatsnowhitie
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 267
    @Paperballpark
    I think I'm going to have to stop by to see this in person.
    Will you be around this weekend and the next as well?
    The Brick Live show is from tomorrow 20th untill the 29th, in Basel, Switzerland.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,455
    Yes I'll be here both weekends. I might be around during the week as well, but it'll depend on the day.
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 267
    Wonderful!
    Just the excuse I need to go to Basel!
  • GordonEdinGordonEdin ScotlandMember Posts: 15
    Just finished the big Mobile Crane and I'm delighted (and a bit surprised) to say that everything works as it should. I was convinced that all of those gears would cause a problem (even though I was testing at every step) but all is well. Kudos to the designers!
    FizyxOnebricktoomany
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    well last night i built #75187 (look's grate) finished about 1am.... lol
    but today i plan on Building #70613 with the open all bag's in to a box build type.
    thats right who needs numbered bag's..... :p
    i am going old school lego building.
    you lot remember them days right. when there was no numbered bag's and no cheat  sheet in the top Left of each step...
    well i ingor the Cheat Sheet most of the time.
    ~a building i will go, a building i will go, hi ho and lego go, a building i will go.~ :P
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,296
    well, I'm doing big ben and it must have about as many parts per bag. still not a lot. the tan 1x2 plates can still be annoying to find.
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 316
    Finished the detective’s office last week. A different build again. Lots of interesting techniques as usual, and especially enjoyed seeing the story unfold during the build. I like this change. I am constantly amazed at how much is packed into such a small space. Lots of lovely architectural details. The use of the CCBS hands was particularly clever. Was confused by the use of the trans cylinders in that section. Thought they were going to be downlights but they ended up being hidden. Can only assume they were used as part was already in set and cheaper/easier than adding a new part. 

    My modular street is getting more populated. Some rearrangement will have to occur shortly, as well as finding some suitable jumper plates to fix the figures down.  


    FowlerBricksBumblepantssnowhitieOnebricktoomanyflordLittleLoriTheBigLegoskilkliment2
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 316
    I am enjoying building a few small sets in between the modulars. Built some battlepacks and #70608.

    I got a couple of the master falls for some future pirate moc, but before parting it out I had to build it. Very enjoyable build. Liked the use of the tank tracks for the bridge and the small incidental details. Was surprised that the cage was not hanging from the branch, but instead on the ground. Had not noticed that before. 

    As I have 2 sets, I am having a go at building a larger structure using only the parts from the sets. First task, figuring out how to build a trap with the available pieces. 



    This works quite nicely. Next to make it look a lot better. 
    snowhitieBumblepantsFizyxFowlerBricksbandit778OnebricktoomanyTheOriginalSimonBmsanders
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 462
    Finished the detective’s office last week. A different build again. Lots of interesting techniques as usual, and especially enjoyed seeing the story unfold during the build. I like this change. I am constantly amazed at how much is packed into such a small space. Lots of lovely architectural details. The use of the CCBS hands was particularly clever. Was confused by the use of the trans cylinders in that section. Thought they were going to be downlights but they ended up being hidden. Can only assume they were used as part was already in set and cheaper/easier than adding a new part. 

    My modular street is getting more populated. Some rearrangement will have to occur shortly, as well as finding some suitable jumper plates to fix the figures down.  


    Finished the detective’s office last week. A different build again. Lots of interesting techniques as usual, and especially enjoyed seeing the story unfold during the build. I like this change. I am constantly amazed at how much is packed into such a small space. Lots of lovely architectural details. The use of the CCBS hands was particularly clever. Was confused by the use of the trans cylinders in that section. Thought they were going to be downlights but they ended up being hidden. Can only assume they were used as part was already in set and cheaper/easier than adding a new part. 

    My modular street is getting more populated. Some rearrangement will have to occur shortly, as well as finding some suitable jumper plates to fix the figures down.  


    Looks good!  I enjoyed the detectives office enough as my first modular, that it got my modular street going. 
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 316
    The other thing I am enjoying with the modulars is having a giant pile of pieces to sift through while building. One set of bags for a stage fills my building tray, and I find it fun searching for the parts and watching the pile dwindle. 

    I have started opening all bags in one go on smaller sets. I am tempted to get another tray so I can have more pieces out, but I wonder at what point I will find their are too many pieces and searching becomes tedious. I have also seriously considered opening all the bags in one go on the UCS Falcon when I eventually build it....
    M1J0E
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 384
    Jaguar XJR 15

    mafon
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    Decided to build #75209 on Sunday evening, then parked it in my modular street. Cool build, love the non symmetrical style and the under "bonnet" area.

    I think the pair of 2x2 round tiles with the fan print on are my new favourite printed piece!
    Addicted2OxygenstluxblakusdkMegtheCatTheBigLegoskiGothamConstructionCoLEGO_Dad77
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    Right now I'm sat in the sunshine in the garden with a beer, post BBQ. Building these two polybags we got for free in Smyths.

    BumblepantsTheOriginalSimonBAddicted2OxygenTheBigLegoski
  • SamJSamJ West Yorkshire, UK Member Posts: 118
    Starting the Disney Castle with the girlfriend, think she was more excited to get into the box than I am! 
    BumblepantsTheOriginalSimonBBowie1979Addicted2OxygenLittleLoriFizyxsnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • Bowie1979Bowie1979 London, UKMember Posts: 14
    Half way through Arkham Asylum.  Poison Ivy has something growing in the background!


    Addicted2OxygenLittleLorimsandersstluxFizyxTheBigLegoskisnowhitie
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,455
    Just finished building #10260. I think I can honestly say it has easily the most advanced building techniques of any of the modulars. I also think it looks pretty good next to the Parisian Restaurant!


    Addicted2OxygenTheBigLegoskiMegtheCatsnowhitielkliment2GothamConstructionCo
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,097
    I completed building the Balrog Battle MOC from Build Better Bricks and I'm really pleased with the results. The Balrog isn't quite as impressive as some, far more complicated, MOCs that I have seen, but I think it's a really good representation, given the number of parts required:


    Bumblepantsstluxbandit778FizyxAddicted2Oxygenthe_creative_boxTheBigLegoskiMegtheCatsnowhitie
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,097
    Odd, my edit didn't seem to work. It must have expired.

    I was going to add that I especially like the "collapsing bridge" feature, the SNOT work on the sides and the trans-orange features, which are lit up with a light brick, for that realistic flame-effect.

    The only part which is a little annoying is the tops of the archway, which needed a jiggling to extend the centre Technic axles up slightly, so that the "Hinge Cylinder 1 x 2 Locking with 2 Fingers and Axle Hole on Ends" would grip on sufficiently but, otherwise, the model is very robust and possibly isn't too far off what LEGO might have designed themselves, if they had made this set.

    I'm looking forward to receiving the final BL order, which contains the remaining parts for The Prancing Pony.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 531
    This is what I was building (and tearing apart and rebuilding) most of last week and the weekend:

    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/comment/577131/#Comment_577131
    JudgeChuckMegtheCat
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,838
    edited May 2018
    Just done bag 1 of #75181 UCS Y-Wing. Seriously underwhelming following the epic build of the UCS MF, each bag seems tiny as I see them unopened, and the built result of bag one looks pretty unsubstantial, taking me 10 mins. Hoping I like it more as I get through it. The completionist in it told me to buy, although I wasn't too impressed with the built one on display. I think it's because the system build ones don't look that much smaller.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,346
    Lost track of this thread (like so many other topics) with 457 new posts I have not yet read/looked at, and hence some five months worth of likes to dish out. There are so many cool, fun and nice photo's posted on this thread here of what you are all building!
    Almost posted this in 'What is your Lego statis today?' topic, and then I thought: 'nope! isn't there an other designated topic for that!?'
    Anyway this is a small set that just arrived, and I immediately build just now:

     I love the minifigs, just wish TLG would give the troopers different faces for a change. The angry clone trooper face is sooo tedious, besides I find it difficult to believe that all troopers are human. Also no proper minifig SW blasters are included in these little battlepack sets which is a pity.
    The speederbike is actually a really nice little good looking build. Only thing I changed are the way the handlebars are attached. Now the minifig piloting the swoopbike can actually hold on to them. I also used some tiny extra pieces lying around on the table to pimp it a little further.
    All in all a nice little set, and i might buy a second copy for both the figures as well as the repulsor-lift bike.
    FowlerBricksmafonYo_dAMegtheCatsnowhitielkliment2
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,838
    Looks like a Zamboni for polishing the Hoth environment. 

    Just finished bag 5 of the UCS Y-Wing and still feeling a bit "meh" about it.


    sid3windr
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