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They're a high volume tire manufacturer as well
I liked the dripping frosting pieces (to go atop either a 2x2 round or 4x4 round brick) as an effect that couldn't be done with existing parts. Cracked egg tile was a nice print and stickers were used well. I also liked white bulbs in a shade-of-brown 1x2 holed plate to represent an egg carton. Colors were bright but not garish.
They added a nice look to a spread of Christmas treats!
The P-A-B Wall was back to ho-humness as well. I thought the MoA store was considered a flagship location.
Mentally I could have built the whole thing in one sitting. Physically my fingertips were sore from handling all those tiny pieces near the end of bag 1 (there are 3 bags). Both feel like quick builds compared to #75244 approaching 2000 pieces (I stopped working on that at the end of back to do some smaller sets)
Where is the end of back?
Meanwhile, Bert receives Holy Communion from none other than JC Himself!!
Yeah I most likely won't build it agan in my.lifetime. I don't have the paper manual(s?) for it & starting to shun using my.phone for instructions. Maybe the grandkids will tackle it when I get some 🤷♂️
Splitting jumper plates are more frequent than I would expect.
* a plain radar dish instead of the umbrella painted one
* different color table
* window has no shutters, but has a clear window that can open up instead
* clear mugs weren't available, so I got silver
* instead of 2 1x4 bricks for the sign, I got a piece that was 2 bricks tall so I could avoid stickers across multiple pieces
* the classic space computers aren't available, so I replaced the cash register with a modern flat screen
* got some extra little parts to make less blocky burgers
* baseplate replaced with plate the same color as current roads
* didn't order minifigures since I have plenty in town already
Most changes are relatively minor and I think it will be interesting to see how the build using modern pieces turns out. I'll share photos once the pieces arrive and I build it. Entire order was under $18. (I had added in a few unrelated pieces I needed but didn't want to have to order separately, so I'm not sure of the exact cost.)
If it turns out well, I will likely try it again on something larger. Perhaps #6365 #6360 or #6350. Will definitely try #2585 at some point.
I have very limited exposure with Technic sets. However, I did come across #8455 Back-hoe Loader a few years ago in a bulk lot. I reassembled it before eventually selling it to a Brickset memeber. But it still has my attention and has kept me on the lookout for other Technic construction sets. Your build is helping scratch that itch I guess.
Regarding my own build progress, I've decided to part together the Mickey Mouse Pixelart from Rebrickable (https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-18516/kelbiemnz/mickey-mouse-pixelart-moc/#details) as I figured I had most of the pieces already. I just have one more bin to sort through, but am up to 75% of the parts already. Should be relatively cheap to finish off the rest.
I'm also a bit stuck on building as my backlog continues to grow. But, with another move on the horizon and likely several months of things needing to stay in storage, I'm hesitant to build much of anything.
I may end up trying to snag another bulk lot to at least have stuff to sort and piece together. My wife may feel otherwise, but it feels like its time for one. Who knows, maybe it will finish off the MOC mentioned above and "save" me some money!