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Happy Halloween! Waiting for a few more parts to arrive to complete the GBHQ
I just don't see the need for that Batman in this set, though...
Tho my son watches the Lego Super Heroes films regularly and sinestro(?) does face off against Batman's Justice League on occasion...
#79003 was a used set picked up at Savers. Only bag#1 had been opened, and the extra bag#4 in the box made this from #75043.
I'm currently on bag 7 of #21309 Saturn V and I am missing a 2x4 light grey slope and in its place is a 1x10 light grey plate, which shouldn't be in the set at all. I'm assuming that all of the bags are packed separately, so I should contact Lego for a replacement now rather than open all of the other bags to double check. Please could someone confirm if this is correct.
I really enjoyed the build and from a technical aspect it's probably the most interesting model I've built so far. The way the rocket comes together, with flimsy looking sections ending up making an incredibly solid final model, was fascinating. I have to say, it's the most punishing build I've experienced in terms of not paying full attention to the instructions; a couple of times I had to pull a few pieces out when some of the side panels didn't fit.
I showed it to my wife who declared it would "look good on the mantlepiece", so before she'd finished speaking, here it went:
Review on Front page as well now.
But as for what I'm building right now - I'm getting the remaining few Lord of the Rings sets all built so I can take some pictures of the complete collection which I just completed.
Doing overtime at work so it'll be a few days before I get to the second half...
So as tonight we had nothing planned, decided that I would grab something from the backlog.
First thing to hand was #75214 which was one of my more recent purchases but I thought what the hell, won't take to long, not many pieces and won't take up to much space.
I am enjoying it so far and had just got to the end of bag two when I realised this set was meant for a slightly younger audience.
Why's that? I hear no one ask.
Because being of an older generation, placing of the last sticker (a round, black rimmed Imperial insignia) onto the required black round tile, whilst having slightly dodgy eyesight that person's of my age are sometimes afflicted with was nigh on impossible to do and get straight without repeated swearing and repositioning of said sticker.
I'm not usually bothered that a set has stickers (I found lining them all up on #70612 quite therapeutic if I'm honest) but I will certainly not mind one bit if TLG never make another round sticker, ever.
Apart from that, cracking little set so far. Very sturdy and looks to be very swooshable (test flight will be held tomorrow morning while the boss is busy doing something else).
Maybe I'll build a vehicle for this madman,
Also #7642 is slowly coming together, & progress on #7018 even slower.
I need 2 weeks off with no obligations.
I also extended the two left legs of the Oriental Pearl tower by one tan 1x1 round plate each so they get closer to the lower “sphere”.
By comparison, I’ve found a really good technique for applying 2x2 round tile stickers, which is to just attach them to a square or rectangular plate before putting the sticker on. At that point it’s almost the same as lining up a sticker on a square or rectangular tile, since I can use the straight edges as guidelines. The only issue then is if it’s a pattern with a floral or otherwise organic pattern that has no straight lines or directional indicators to help with alignment, like in #10257. But of course, most of the time with stickers like those or some of the cushions in LEGO Friends/Elves it’s not a big deal anyhow and it’s just me being persnickety.
Today is 'blocked off' (pun very much intended) just for this set. Cannot wait to put it together!
Thought I’d beat @SumoLego to the punch :)
@Switchfoot55 Hey, who said it was fresh? ;)
Anyhow, made lots of progress today. Normally I'd finish it in a day, but I'm spending time with a friend who's in town and am prioritizing that. It'll be complete tomorrow.