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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,103
    @Bumblepants
    It looks like you ninja-fied the Green Grocer!  (Great work BTW)
    LittleLoriBumblepants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,368
    @Bumblepants
    It looks like you ninja-fied the Green Grocer!  (Great work BTW)
    The one that is hard to see is the Dragon Forge on the ground level. The awning covers it up. You are right about the GG but the 1*2s with groove came from a parted out Diagon Alley.
    KungFuKenny
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,308
    @LittleLori, almost had it according to DuckDuckGo, its a Torii (apparently, it's most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, to symbolically mark the transition from the mundane to the sacred), are you wanting to construct it from only basic bricks or are you willing go with an expanded parts pallet? Because there are a number of examples you could draw from in a number of the Ninjago sets to design one.
    LittleLori
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,308
    Actually, looking at the box for 80104, you might want to look at the instructions, the main structure could be a good starting point for what you're after...
    LittleLori
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 977
    Just completed my first Ninjago City modular moc! Really pleased with the results and looking forward to adding on. See if you can identify the five sets modded into it:

    I love it! I`ve done some of my own Ninjago City MOCs as well, and love your design. What is the roof on your Coral building? It looks grated and I don`t recognise the piece(s). 

    Love the Shrimp Hidden side set, is that the Star Wars Unkar Plutt awning?, the Ninjago strider set, forge (as you mention), the temple of light large round piece on the back....any many more references to Ninjago.

    Love it!
    LittleLoriBumblepantsMooreFXtallblocktoo
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 977
    ^Just seen the Catwoman set as well. 
    LittleLori
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,318
    @Addicted2Oxygen -I love seeing sets lit up.

    @Bumblepants Your MOC is beautiful. Fits in so well with #70620. I see part for the detective office and the shrimp shack in there and some familiar parts and stickers that I cannot place.

    I am working on an Asian Gateway for a little park I want to build. Meant to be very simple. I think it is call a Tori. I am looking for thoughts or suggestions though. I have played with some styles as shown below.
    I like the one on the 1st picture on the right the best.
    However torrii's are usually not square, so they might look more elegant if using round bricks, like 3941 or 3062?

    6143
    3062
    Did you look at how TLG has constructed torii's before? There's quite some in Ninjago, including in #30530, #70734, #70728, #2254 and #2507.




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  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 154
    Thank you so much ch for the replies @stlux and @VorpalRyu. I am glad to know the correct name too. I may yet go with a more rounded design if I can find the right bricks. I appreciate the set numbers to look at for reference. I find if I look at LEGO set before I build, I get hung up on having the ‘right’ pieces rather than my own creation but after can help with edits.
    Addicted2OxygenM1J0E
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,368
    @msanders the roof on the coral building is made from the giant 1/4 circle Technic gears. They were molded in black for the red crane that came out a year or two ago. I think they serve as the front endwork on the current Technic Porsche model as well.
    msanders
  • shikadishikadi TRU AlumniMember Posts: 109

    Not too much of a mess at the back


    It is brilliant to be able to see all the details inside 

    Thanks for posting the back! This is something I've never seen from all the pretty photos on Instagram. Do you think it would be worth the time just to do a light in each floor of the interior without the specialty stud and lamp lights on the outside?

    Addicted2Oxygen
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 386
    @shikadi I think I would prefer a wire going into each room at the back rather than trailing all through the interior. It would be easier to fit and still allow you to easily separate the levels. 

    I could happily live without the pool sign lights as they are an addition. 

    The other outside side lights on the building add a nice ambiance and realism, so I would be sad to loose those. 

    The street lamp lamp I really do like and that is easily to hide the wire for. 

    Once I have enjoyed the lights for a bit, I might get brave and look at rejigging the wiring 
    shikadi
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 386
    @LittleLori @stlux yes I was going to say look at using round pieces. I liked the left side and top right designs best
    LittleLori
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 346

    One thing i has not realised, that is a bit of a downer is that once the wiring is installed you can not longer take the modular floors apart fully due to the wiring running between the floors. Would have been good if there were connectors to allow splitting the wires. 
    This is something I might look at doing in the future as it is about my skill level. 

    I don't see anything on Lighttailing's website, but Light My Bricks has a wireless power connector that allows you to still separate the floors: https://www.lightmybricks.com/products/wireless-power-connector-2-pack-lego-lighting

    Any chance that might also work with the Lighttailing kits? Or might at least be a starting point for you to DIY a fix?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,610
    #75265 T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters. I got an extra pair of croissant/horn pieces! So I could build another... except I don't have more of the dark brown angled, curved 1x2 parts. I do have dark tan and dark grey ones, though. 
    LittleLoripanchox1
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 597
    Just completed #42000 Grand Prix Racer from my pickup a week ago. Great companion build for Silver Champion. I dig the fake sponsor names: SmoothCurves, Framework, CHILL cooling systems, Fuel4Speed, etc. but I HATE the NUTRAX decal placement on the inside tire rims- just doesn't feel right to me.

    PyrobugLittleLoriBumblepantsSnizzlebuttstallblocktooKLOKRIECHER
  • AndyPolAndyPol UKMember Posts: 374
    edited January 10
    Not too much building today, but after feeling through about 100 bags at Leicester Square, found a Batman and Superman from the new DC series minifigs, so enjoying the opening and little build!
    PyrobugMaffyD
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,522
    Big Rig and Black Mustang. The Big Rig does have a couple of flat tyres however.


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  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 264
    Nice Smokey and the bandit tribute, is the rig a moc or from instructions
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,522
    truck730 said:
    Nice Smokey and the bandit tribute, is the rig a moc or from instructions
    The rig is #4955 an old creator set.
    KungFuKenny
  • patsfan12patsfan12 Member Posts: 11

    Haven't bought much in the past of couple of years but got the itch recently again. Typically the modulars are what keeps my interests going but the last two didn't appeal to me so I kind of entered a mini dark age. Looking forward to getting the Bookshop though.
  • mfolwellmfolwell UKMember Posts: 2
    I've made a start on #10269 Harley-Davidson. It's a really fun build and I love the noise of the rear wheel.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,084
    I think I may have a problem. Yet another Trolls set came home with me today, and still not the bus I set out to get, hahaha. I'll probably end up getting all of these eventually. At least this one is the "classical music" set. I think this is the first time I've seen a Lego metronome?
    I put on the Netflix series while built this. They fully are just multicoloured Smurfs. It's a bit odd how they're constantly farting glitter everywhere.

    M1J0ELittleLoritallblocktoobrickventuresKLOKRIECHER
  • mfolwellmfolwell UKMember Posts: 2
    mfolwell said:
    I've made a start on #10269 Harley-Davidson. It's a really fun build and I love the noise of the rear wheel.
    So it turns out the noise wasn't deliberate, I'd just mounted the wheel wrongly.
    560HeliportCymbelineM1J0Ebandit778FizyxKungFuKenny
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 639
    ^ Good to know I’ll watch for that when I get that far :D. Finished bag 1 before, but haven’t started on bag two yet.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,116
    Must be something in the air about the Harley.

    Just finished building mine.
    Really enjoyed putting it together, it's so well thought out.
    My only complaint is that if there was ever a Lego set that deserved lashings of chrome, this is it.
    Apart from that, whether your into bikes or not, I would heartily recommend it as it's a wonderful build and a great addition to any collection. 
    PyrobugKungFuKennyM1J0EtallblocktoosnowhitieMaffyDKLOKRIECHER
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 256
    Last night I finally finished #76139 Batmobile I bought the day it was released. I'd read the measurements and watched some review videos but they didn't really prepare me for the scale of the thing. It's massive!
    The actual build was amazing all the way through with really brilliant techniques that made me realise how talented the designers are.
    Now the major issue of where and how to display it...and keep the dust at bay.
    Addicted2OxygenM1J0EPyrobugKungFuKenny
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 314
    I took Master 7 to our local LEGO store to build the Mini Dragon Model, and could only get one, so I had a go at making my own version for Master 4
    KungFuKennyFizyxBumblepantsM1J0EcoconutbSnizzlebuttsLittleLorisnowhitieKLOKRIECHER
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 597
    Had #9398 4x4 Crawler for a couple weeks now & only really buckled down to finish it within the past few days. Thing's gonna be bigger than I thought 
    M1J0EAddicted2OxygenSwitchfoot55sid3windrtallblocktooKLOKRIECHER
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 977
    Bought #76897 the other day and decided to build it tonight. I've got a few Speed Champions already, they fit nicely in my modular street or on the City car ferry from a few years ago. I knew the new 8wide would be bigger, but they are huge!
    The build is chunky and surprisingly the new vehicle nameplate doesn't appear until step nine.
    Theres a few stickers, but not too many in my opinion. The only slight disappointment is that although there is space for two minifigures inside, the steering wheel feels offset half a stud too far to the right. But with the roof on it's fine. Just need a co-driver!
    I moved an F40 out of the parking space, it was the perfect fit, the Quattro less so! As you can see, new dwarfs old.
    Its going to make additional SC more of a solo display set rather than part of my layout. But I love the new look, much more representational of the actual cars.
    The scale seems to fit with a lot of real cars these days that seem to be huge! In some real car parks its difficult for some of those cars to fit. Lego City residents will have to let their passengers out of the car before parking and the driver will have to climb out of the boot (trunk)!
    FizyxSnizzlebuttsLittleLori
  • shikadishikadi TRU AlumniMember Posts: 109
    edited January 17
    Bah. I was trying to edit the above to put the photos in order and it won't let me. Anyway, the plan is to have cafe / prize room on the 2nd floor, which you can just barely see the start of in the pic with the walls up. I plan to mix in some dark tan into the facade too for some more interest. This is my first big MOC so open to suggestions!
    FizyxCymbelinePyrobugAddicted2Oxygen
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,858
    @shikadi, I think you have a spectacular design in the works there. I'll be interested to see how it continues to come along. 
    shikadiKungFuKennyPyrobugLittleLori
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 597
    edited January 18
    Finally integrating my City & Train setups. Please disregard the roadplates, as I used them to see how many could fit within the track setup. I'll be running #60051 High Speed Passenger Train & #60052 Cargo Train.

    Here's a puzzle for you city planners/railroaders out there...how can I add 51 curved tracks & 1 straight track piece to this setup? Build out a "bump" on the bottom straightaway?
    KungFuKennyM1J0ECymbelinePyrobug560HeliportKLOKRIECHER
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,103
    edited January 18
    gelkster said:
    Here's a puzzle for you city planners/railroaders out there...how can I add 51 curved tracks & 1 straight track piece to this setup? Build out a "bump" on the bottom straightaway?
    How about something like this ? 

    Or this...😀

    560HeliportCymbelinegmonkey76PyrobugSwitchfoot55LittleLori
  • shikadishikadi TRU AlumniMember Posts: 109
    ^ where is that top pic from?
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,103
    edited January 19
    shikadi said:
    ^ where is that top pic from?
    The Brusio spiral Viaduct in Switzerland (just north of the Italian border, I believe)...
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brusio_spiral_viaduct
    shikadigmonkey76panchox1LittleLori
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,610
    I'm rebuilding #70835 Rex's Rexplorer! because one of my cats vomited on it. I dismantled and washed it a month or two ago. I'm swapping out some of the earth blue to lime green, because I like the combination, but I don't have many of the right pieces in lime. Oh well, I'm playing with LEGO; life doesn't get much better!
    KungFuKennyPyrobugCymbelineBumblepantsFizyxbandit778LittleLori
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,103
    edited January 19
    I'm rebuilding #70835 Rex's Rexplorer! because one of my cats vomited on it. I dismantled and washed it a month or two ago. I'm swapping out some of the earth blue to lime green, because I like the combination, but I don't have many of the right pieces in lime. Oh well, I'm playing with LEGO; life doesn't get much better!
    Did your cat feel that strongly about all of the Lego Movie 2 sets? :-). Perhaps that measure could be included in future reviews... “my cat didn’t vomit on it, so it must be ok...”
    PyrobugCymbeline560HeliportM1J0EBumblepantsgmonkey76Fizyxbandit778
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,610
    I don't know which cat (of two) it was. This was the first time. But they do like to chew on the softer pieces like foliage, etc. They've never carried anything to the litter box to bury, so I guess they at least don't hate LEGO. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,368
    Just finished #71712 Empire Temple of Madness. Surprised to find some really unique and clever building techniques to attach all the angled roofs. Also some really slick Technic to open the trans orange doors by twisting the sword on top. Highly recommend this one.
    Fizyxbandit778KungFuKennyPyrobug
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 497
    I don't know which cat (of two) it was. This was the first time. But they do like to chew on the softer pieces like foliage, etc. They've never carried anything to the litter box to bury, so I guess they at least don't hate LEGO. 
    One of my cats prefers to chew on the tips of Elves dragons' wings... Which are a pain to replace. 
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 401
    ^Our cat ate Unikitty's fluffy scarf from #70848. My daughter was pretty upset as it was her favorite part of that set. I had to order a replacement and a few spares just in case the cat gets a hold of it again.
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 408
    finishing up #60216. I decided to build part of it just going off the box are pictures and not using the instructions. Have to say, that was pretty fun. Think I may attempt that more often as a way to try and improve my building skills.
    CymbelinePyrobug560HeliportM1J0Esid3windr
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,610
    ^ Wow! I'm impressed. That must be a lot of trial and error. I'm trying to fix the wings of #75273 so that they fold correctly, i.e. with the top wings behind the bottom wings. I'm also adding landing gear outboard of the engines. I got one bottom wing mostly done and it was a little flimsy, so I started to redo it and realized I need to start over completely. I'm going eat lunch first!
    Pyrobug
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,610

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