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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 582
    Been busy building, both physically and digitally. 
    560Heliportdpa1KungFuKennyklintonericbKLOKRIECHERCymbeline
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,337
    TheFew said:
    Just finished my Xenomorph (well a couple of bits to find in the correct colour).

    He is a little fragile, but now safely in his new home.


    That build is massive— looks great!
    TheFew
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,522
    TheFew said:
    Just finished my Xenomorph (well a couple of bits to find in the correct colour).

    He is a little fragile, but now safely in his new home.


    That build is massive— looks great!
    Cheers. Just now need to find some instructions for a decent colonial marines APC...
    MaffyD
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,622
    Started on the 1975 Ferrari 312T from RoscoPC. Watching the 1975 International Trophy from Silverstone while I build


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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,142
    I ain't afraid of no ghosts..... because there aren't any and the winged beasty isn't that scary.
    Nice little build and nicely put together but I preferred #21108 as a build.
    Nice selection of printed parts though.
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,578


    Built a few Bionicle sets over the weekend. Toa and Rahkshi and Vahki, oh my!
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,622

    Completed the 312T, the rear wing is a little fragile, but I think it captures the car perfectly. Just waiting on the sticker sheets to arrive from Italy now
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  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 176
    I just put together the Lighthouse of Darkness.  It included a bag of plasma goo blobs but nothing in the instructions to show where or how to use them.  I may end up removing the haunted features other than the eyeball in the foglight as I doubt I'll make use of them.  At least the teeth are hidden with the tower walls closed up but the claw thing doesn't do anything for me so I don't really need to have the mechanism sticking out of the back.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,487
    edited June 3
    10265 mustang. Nice build but the prints are really really bad, they don't align and the color is poor. (I bought it recently, hoping maybe they fixed it)
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 556
    Finished #10273 today, together with my 5-yo. Great build, and great play function. Found another error in the instructions (as with #21233); the the chain hauling up the "elevator" isn't long enough when using the indicated 2x74+1 links; you need 2x75+1 (also inquired at my neighbour (fellow AFOL), and he concurred).
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,919
    @Speedman29 sometimes we need to fix what LEGO designers screwed up.
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,622
    @Speedman29 sometimes we need to fix what LEGO designers screwed up.
    Quad jet engine all the ships!
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • karmajaykarmajay NCMember Posts: 46
    I just finished 42066 Technic Air Race Jet! It was bigger then I thought!
    KungFuKenny
  • JRBricksJRBricks HoustonMember Posts: 31
    Going back a few years...Johnny Thunder’s scorpion tracker. Off to von Barron’s. Build time 3 minutes. 


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  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,518
    Having a day at the beach in Newbury. 


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  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 156
    Looks better than the picture on LEGO.com!

    SumoLego
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 582
    Rebuilding Casey Jr. in Stud.io, because people think my photography is bad... Personally, I think the real world model looks better. This one looks cramped, but Studio doesn't have a great electric/electronic hardware collection. But the people voting for him on IDEAS must be satisfied, so they'll vote.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,919
    I always prefer real-world models to digital (unless the photography is completely horrible- and yours is just fine.) 
    BumblepantsModeltrainman
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 582
    @560Heliport
    That's the nicest thing anyone has actually said about my photography skills. 
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 386
    The gory details of the build

    My rules for the MOC were to stick to the pieces that came in the set as much as possible, but I would allow getting additional common pieces, such as plates in bricks in common colours. I wanted to avoid anything too unusual or one off if possible. To that end I think I mostly succeeded, with mostly 1x2, 1x3, and 1x4 plates in black and white being the main additions. The others I will point out later.

    The main goal was to enlarge the diner area, so there was room for a larger window and more than 1 table. I had hoped to get in 3 tables but a quick rough out showed that would not be possible. I could get a table in front of the window and some more bar stools.

    I had to modify the design of the benches with and use 1x4 and 1x2 red bricks to give me the shape I wanted.



    The table by the window looks ok, but is very fragile. It is 2 separate parts that rest against each other. I need to revisit it at some point and figure out if there is a way to join the two parts together. I now understand why there was only 1 table and why it was fixed to the wall.



    The larger window immediately made the diner look better, but I had to shrink it back down when I remembered I needed stairs! 



    The next issue I ran into is with the grill, and its extractor hoods. Originally, these hung out the back of the building, but now the wall is up to the edge of the baseplate, so I either had to redesign the grill or figure out how to adapt the build. I went for the later and with judicious use of jumpers, tiles, and sloped bricks I got in integrated to the wall reasonably well. 



    I also added some 2x2 tiles with jumpers to the diner floor, so there were more places to stand the figures. I always feel there are too few jumpers in the modulars to aid standing figures.



    At this point I had a rough idea for the stairs but I had not fleshed it out fully yet. I wanted to wait until I had the wrap around canopy sorted.

    I lost days of time trying to figure out the canopy. I had assumed it would be straightforward, and not actually stopped to look and think about the construction.

    You can't just build the side the same as the front, because snot plates cause the front to be offset a fraction less than the height of a stud. So you would have to have an unsightly gap. I almost went with this because it was the most stable option I cam up with. But the gap was hideous. 
    In the end the option I settled on was to sideways build from the arch and use  a white 1x1 brick with a clip on the bottom row clipping onto a 1x2 plate with a side handle. This gave the clip freedom to slide to the correct place and avoid the offset stud issue.
    At the other end I built in the same way as front right, but started on the back. The additional snot plate gave the desired additional offset to allow everything to fit together correctly without being under pressure or with a gap. Solving this was the hardest part of the whole build!

    The gap when building the same way on the front and side, due to the SNOT tile offset


    Things do not fit


    First attempt at sideways building resulted in too much pressure. Things were still not right.


    The gap I almost settled with out of desperation 



    The final design


    How the lower row is clipped

    to be continued...
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  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 156
    Wow ... that came out great and worth it just for the bigger window alone! Thank you for showing the how you did it as well as the results.
    Addicted2Oxygen
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 582
    @Speedman29
    That is...gruesome.
    560Heliport
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 156
    It looks delicious to me!
    Bumblepants
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,919
    #76143. I've had #76142 for a while. 
    KLOKRIECHERKungFuKennyAddicted2Oxygen
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 937
    It looks delicious to me!
    Oh grandma, what big teeth you have!
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny
  • flightriskflightrisk USAMember Posts: 159
    I dug out some Star Wars sets bought used a few years ago that were never inventoried.  Figured building them would be more fun than doing a piece count.  Mos Eisley Cantina was fun.  Ewok Village, not so much.   Not at first anyway but, now that I’ve made a dent in the piece count it’s a little easier.   I dig out a few pages of parts for a while then spend 5 minutes putting them together, then another hour or so searching for parts... I’m going to have to design a better way to separate parts other than putting them in baggies and bowls.
    Totally worth it though.  Ewok Village is a great looking set.   Only missing a transparent dish so far.   All the minifigures are there with accessories.  That was a relief.  Hopefully all the sets will be built before LEGO starts ramping production back up.   The August set releases alone could put all these sets back in the totes again.   
    Addicted2OxygenKungFuKenny
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,256
    I am just awaiting a couple of parts in two last Bricklink orders, so I thought I'd make a start on @BenBuildsLego's Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring skyline. It's quite a size!


    As part of the same orders, I got together the parts to build #40109-1 MINI Cooper Mini Model, which I've wanted for a while, to go with my full-sized version. I'm just waiting for the white roof to arrive to finish that off.
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  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    I am just awaiting a couple of parts in two last Bricklink orders, so I thought I'd make a start on @BenBuildsLego's Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring skyline. It's quite a size!


    As part of the same orders, I got together the parts to build #40109-1 MINI Cooper Mini Model, which I've wanted for a while, to go with my full-sized version. I'm just waiting for the white roof to arrive to finish that off.
    That LOTR build is on my list. I am currently gathering the parts for his Hobbit build. 
    pxchris
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,256
    @BillyBricks84 I think The Hobbit will be my next one to attempt as well, before returning to LoTR.
    pxchris
  • SnizzlebuttsSnizzlebutts MelbourneMember Posts: 57
    The Monkie buildings look kind of ok next to Ninjago ones.


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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 932
    Just got done with this beauty... 

    *heart eyes*

    10 year old me is over the moon right now. 


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  • tr100tr100 California Member Posts: 21
    Hi Everyone! We've been adding a ton of new build tutorials on YouTube lately, let me know what you think! Really appreciate all of the support! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_0li9weBkc
    KLOKRIECHER
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 117
    I took a break from Newbury High when the treehouse finally arrived. 

    Really fun build so far. 

    I intend on getting a lighting kit and making this a timed night light for my little guy. 
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  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 228
    Since I had to go to the office and I’m scared to bring in potentially germy toys in the house, I figured I’d build my BrickLinked Huwbot.

    Are you cleaning your BrickLink orders before handling them in this time of COVID 19? I was going to but I didn’t.


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  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,188
    Are you cleaning your BrickLink orders before handling them in this time of COVID 19? I was going to but I didn’t.
    I don't know that it's necessary? I dump the contents out and discard the shipping carton straight away, and then was my hands beford handling anything. The internal contents have likely been untouched for several days during their travel from the seller to your door, which is plently long for any potential trace of the virus to have died anyhow.
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,979
    I just give them a good lick to clean any debris off and call it good. 
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  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 117
    I just opened up 80104 lion dance and I guess I forgot it was full of printed pieces. I’m very impressed with the quality of this set, and specifically these little guys so far:



    I probably won’t track down the regional sets from a couple years ago, but I’m on my way to a nice little Chinatown, (or maybe I’ll call it the “International District” since I used to live in that part of Seattle). 


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