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  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 401
    Cymbeline said:
    I've finally been able to collect all the elements I needed to build the townhouse side of the Bookshop modular as a 3 story in cool yellow. I eliminated the crawl space and put a toilet and sink under the stairs on the ground level. The second story is a kitchen/eating area and the attic remains a bedroom. 

    Very nice! Better than the original in my opinion.
    CymbelineKungFuKennyandhe
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 536


    560HeliportCymbelineKLOKRIECHER
  • awahl211awahl211 Boston, MAMember Posts: 21
    First modular building expanded to incorporate road plates. Had to steal all of the dark bley 2x2 tiles from other buildings since I apparently have none (BrickLink order is being submitted tonight). Very happy with how it looks and excited to do this with the rest of my city once I get more tiles

    560HeliportCymbelinedpa1gmonkey76SirBrickalotOfLegovanvonfulldatsunrobbieAstrobricksKLOKRIECHER
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 209
    edited July 12
    @awahl211 That looks really good. It works particularly well with the Corner Garage because there was very little room originally for the poor minifigs to drive in and get gas or even pass by as pedestrians. It's amazing though how many 2x2's it will take to tile the rest...
    awahl211
  • awahl211awahl211 Boston, MAMember Posts: 21
    Cymbeline said:
    @awahl211 That looks really good. It works particularly well with the Corner Garage because there was very little room originally for the poor minifigs to drive in and get gas or even pass by as pedestrians. It's amazing though how many 2x2's it will take to tile the rest...
    Thank you! I agree, it works out much better now. Cars can actually fit to get gas on the outside pump. 
    I know! I’m going to have to make an estimate on how many I need to make sure I don’t order too little 
    Cymbeline
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,992
    I haven't had the time or space to build in real bricks recently but really been enjoying Bricklink's studio program to do some digital designs. Been on a bit of a classic castle kick and wondered what 6075 Wolfpack Tower would look like in forestmen colours (with a bit of foliage for extra forestness).



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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,580
    Cymbeline said:
     It's amazing though how many 2x2's it will take to tile the rest...
    I rearranged my modular street at the start of lockdown. Its only five modulars and road plates with the pavements extended like @awahl211 has done (looks great btw) I pulled up 900 2x2 tiles and with the changes we made I still needed to order a further 100+ to complete it!
    awahl211
  • awahl211awahl211 Boston, MAMember Posts: 21
    I pulled up 900 2x2 tiles and with the changes we made I still needed to order a further 100+ to complete it!
    Well looks like I didn’t order enough last night! Haha
    Speedman29
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,580
    This is how mine looks currently.

    I added flowerbeds, letterbox and some benches. With an 5 or 6 stud width on the pavement I felt the GWP fountain fitted better in front of Assembly Square, so rebuilt it a couple of studs forward. The tan/brown checker board area infront of the Detectives Agency was extended a couple of rows as well. I also used T junction roadplates with the road into the T becoming the perfect parking space for Speed Champions cars. I plan to expand the few trees to be a little larger too.
    560Heliportvanvonfullawahl211AstrobricksKLOKRIECHER
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    gdr36 said:
    I made an F1 car using only pieces from set 42060(including the brick separator). 
    Bonus points for using a brick separator in the build!
    flightriskBumblepants
  • thenateraterthenaterater UtahMember Posts: 12
    I'm working on making a classic red barn for a farm display!

    What do you all think?


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  • tr100tr100 California Member Posts: 21
    Hi Everyone, made a detailed LEGO hospital bed tutorial as a tribute to essential workers, let me know what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHZswPUaQxc
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    I think I'd rather see a picture than have to watch a video.
    Cymbelineandhedatsunrobbie
  • flightriskflightrisk USAMember Posts: 142
    Finally received the missing pieces to the Rexcelsior (purchased from Target online last Easter).  It was built with replacement pieces initially but now it’s time to get it right.   I took it apart thinking that if I went backwards through the book and semi kept the pieces separated it wouldn’t be difficult.  Pffft.   Having just built the #10236 from a pile of bricks I thought this might be a better approach. (wrong).  
     
    I like building LEGO, I even like taking them apart but - rebuilding them from a pile can be like trying to find a needle in haystack sometimes.  And I just found a really good deal on the #10261 Roller Coaster and a somewhat good deal on the #76139 1989 Batmobile.  Would much rather be building those.  But oh well, one LEGO set at a time.  At least with the Rexcelsior I’m not pulling my hair out.  The Batmobile might be a pain.  I wish I had a better system.  
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    edited July 15
    That never occurred to me! Can you explain how it takes less planning? I don't get it.
    Switchfoot55andhe
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,190
    I've just started @BenBuildsLego's The Two Towers skyline. Have to admit that I'm rather hooked on these! Definitely will be completing the trilogy at some point and will very likely tackle The Hobbit as well:




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  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 406
    I finally cracked the seals on #10261. got that started last night.
    KungFuKenny
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,483
    After reading all the love for it on the main page, I’ve dug #21309 out of (dismantled) storage for rebuilding. I’d forgotten what an excellent build experience it is, even counting the inevitable repetition.
    KungFuKennyJudgeChuckMr_Crosssnowhitie
  • awahl211awahl211 Boston, MAMember Posts: 21
    This is how mine looks currently.
    Your street looks great!! I’m also planning on adding flower beds and more trees in the future and had the same idea to use the T junction plates as parallel parking spaces. Can’t wait for my BrickLink order to come in so I can get started! 
    Speedman29Cymbeline
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 971
    That never occurred to me! Can you explain how it takes less planning? I don't get it.
    For castles, I often know how I want the top to look.  For example (see picture above) I want a 10x10 tower to be the highest point, and I want it to merge into a larger 13x14 building. I want this entire structure to be at a 45 degree angle from the main wall. This is more easily done by starting with the top tower, then building the larger 13x14 structure onto the  bottom of the 10x10 tower. Then attaching this to the main wall at a 45 degree angle. 

    If I start with the base, I find it hard to get everything to align up and look natural.
    560Heliportgmonkey76Astrobricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    Cymbeline said:
    I couldn't wait for Aug 1st so I copied the Lego Halloween ornaments. Please kindly ignore the tree-like thingy.
    No stickers- yours are better!
    vanvonfullsnowhitiedpa1
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 126
    I was thinking the same thing about the no stickers.  I really like these more than the official set.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,483
    Treated myself to one of the Lidl haul #30575 - a cute little build.

    But was intrigued by the funnel assembly. The way the curved brick and brackets overlap is crafty, but pretty close to a dodgy connection in my eyes.  The rear of the black bracket can be pushed down to an angle.


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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    @TheOriginalSimonB looks like a very sleek train, big difference to the little builds I did today, much more blocky ;) Set #600 (twice) and #6610.



    Cymbeline560Heliportpxchrisstluxpanchox1datsunrobbieMr_CrossKLOKRIECHER
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 209
    @560Heliport, @karrit Thank you!
    560Heliport
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,483
    @snowhitie that’s evolution in action!
    snowhitie
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 514
    Managed to find time to 2 builds, firstly I built JK Brickworks Tensegrity Sculpture moc:



    Then I built #75276 Stormtrooper which I got for my birthday:



    Loved the helmet build, shame there no space in my Boba Fett/Stormtrooper display cabinet to put this or #75277 Boba Fett
    KungFuKennybandit778pxchrispanchox1CymbelinesnowhitieSpeedman29Mr_CrossKLOKRIECHER
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 275
    Got a nice Brick and Pieces order recently and completed this




    I raised the coal cart one stud higher to hide the battery box more
    560Heliportbandit778KungFuKennydatsunrobbieAstrobricksMr_CrossflightriskKLOKRIECHER
  • veyniacveyniac U.S.Member Posts: 72
    My big project for the summer is a Darth Maul bust that is in the same scale and style as the recent Star Wars Helmet sets. I have just finished the first iteration of the head. Now I need to figure out what to do for the shoulders and stand. Please tell me what you think!
    560Heliportsnowhitiedpa1Mr_CrossKLOKRIECHER
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    779 Bricksetters claim to own #75317. I don't know if any of them actually do (as compared to merely having preordered it) but I have them!
    BumblepantsCymbelineKungFuKennypxchrisAstrobricksMr_CrossKLOKRIECHER
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,466
    it seems you should invert the orange and yellow in the eyes. also try with closed mouth
  • WrecknbuildWrecknbuild NetherlandsMember Posts: 3
    Cymbeline said:
    I've finally been able to collect all the elements I needed to build the townhouse side of the Bookshop modular as a 3 story in cool yellow. I eliminated the crawl space and put a toilet and sink under the stairs on the ground level. The second story is a kitchen/eating area and the attic remains a bedroom. 
    Very good looking indeed! The postman might be a bit confused however ;-)
    AstrobricksMr_Cross
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 209
    @Wrecknbuild The buildings are only placed together for the picture. In actuality all my LEGO modulars are displayed together in a row as designed by Lego. My own buildings are separately laid out in their own city. The yellow house is the only building that is not truly mine that I have added to my city but I confess that I am conflicted about it. The postman though prefers to deliver to this house over all the others as it's the only one that's numbered.
    KungFuKenny
  • tr100tr100 California Member Posts: 21
    We just launched a detailed new LEGO Modern Kitchen tutorial, hopefully it gives you guys some ideas for your own city!!

    KLOKRIECHER
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,580
    TheOriginalSimonB said: But was intrigued by the funnel assembly. The way the curved brick and brackets overlap is crafty, but pretty close to a dodgy connection in my eyes.  The rear of the black bracket can be pushed down to an angle.
    I noticed the same, I replicated the train in Studio, so I could try and build a tender from a second bag. The funnel base connects to the top of the boiler, but sits just proud as in the bricks. Had no luck with the tender as there is no ball joint connector to attach it with. I was aiming for something similar to the Creator 3in1 green train and tender you could make if you bought a couple of the sets. 
    I also built the Ninjago poly #30536 that I bought the other day. The Combo charger is just awful, its like the sort of LEGO car I'd build if I had a pile of parts and was determined to use everything up! However the KAi mini fighter alternate build is beautiful, the twin swords out the front make it nice and swooshy!
    DC CMF bases with the transparent peg make great ship stands!

    panchox1KungFuKennyKLOKRIECHER
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,100
    Finally opened up #40290 ... what a great GWP!  It really packs a lot of nostalgia and fun into a small footprint...
    BumblepantsSpeedman29bandit778CymbelinepxchrisvanvonfullbrickventuresMr_CrossKLOKRIECHER
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 595
    #8263 Technic Snow Groomer from collection. I'm not impressed & don't really like it- just wanted to.try it for the build techniques. Probably dismantle it this week.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyKLOKRIECHER
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,114
    After a lot of digging out parts and then sorting into some semblance of order, I've finally got round to starting DavDUP's Colonial Viper Mk2.

    Had the recommendation to build the stand first so I have somewhere to rest the build whilst building. This is a fascinating thing to put together. First time I've had to put together the best part of a build building upside down.
    Looking forward to putting the rest of it together.
    KungFuKennystluxKLOKRIECHER
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 406
    I've moved on to book 2 of my roller coaster build. Man, that thing is huge.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    I finally broke open my Architecture Studio and built a version of my house. I still had to go to my parts collection for more roof slopes, and especially the inside corners. Ran out of white ones unfortunately (so close!). Also the red 1970s door and two trans clear slopes on the back side for my skylight.

    Switchfoot55Cymbeline560HeliportBumblepantsvanvonfullbrickventuresKungFuKennyklintonKLOKRIECHER
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,602
    Who needs a LEGO V-22 Osprey? Not me! #480 Rescue Helicopter and #8856 Whirlwind Rescue.
    AstrobricksbrickventuresTheOriginalSimonBpxchrisKungFuKennyKLOKRIECHER
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,952
    jimsmiths said:
    I always think these thinks
    • Modern Bench. This bench from Modern Builds is an easy project that requires little more than cutting the 2 x 4s down best cheap car wax to size and using a good amount of glue and clamps. ...
    • Sawhorses. Timothy Dahl. ...
    • Coffee Table. ...
    • Firepit Bench. ...
    • Giant Jenga. ...
    • Bar Stools. ...
    • Settlers of Catan. ...
    • Wall Storage Shelves
    Looks like a new spammer @Huw@drdavewatford
    KungFuKenny
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,461
    Are you cleaning your BrickLink orders before handling them in this time of COVID 19? I was going to but I didn’t.
    It appears that COVID-19 can remain viable (i.e. infectious) on plastic for up to 72 hours, so as a rule of thumb I'd let any Bricklink orders that arrive sit in "quarantine" for 3 days before using them. In practice this is likely to be more than long enough since the order has also spent time in transit; in reality the bigger risk may be from the outer packaging since the postman has recently handled it, although the virus is only supposed to be viable for 24 hours on cardboard.  
    KungFuKennySeijiAmasawa
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 152
    Just finished building #75317 The Mandalorian and The Child. Easy except when I got lost on the Mandalorian for a bit and had to backtrack. But my first thought on finishing is 'they are so small!" Perhaps they kept growing in my mind as I waited out all that time to get it!
    panchox1Bumblepants560HeliportCymbelineSwitchfoot55KungFuKennybrickventures
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 971
    Are you cleaning your BrickLink orders before handling them in this time of COVID 19? I was going to but I didn’t.
    I dont take any precautions with bl orders I receive. However, I do wash my hands before packing up an outgoing order.

    If you are one who worries about this kind of thing. Either wash the bricks, or dump them out onto a surface that is in direct sunlight. A day on direct sunlight will do the trick.
    SeijiAmasawa
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