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  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 340
    Thanks! I'll check those out.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,271
    ^ Clock??
    WesterBricks
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 452
    edited August 2
    I know it's a typo and should be "cloak" but I really want to see a huge clock on the chain around Vader's neck.
    560HeliportWesterBricksAstrobricksrd1899andheBumblepantsFizyxiwybsKingAlanI
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,271
    edited August 2
    vizzitor said:
    I know it's a typo and should be "cloak" but I really want to see a huge clock on the chain around Vader's neck.
    Well, there is #2856081 :)
    vizzitor
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 568
    vizzitor said:
    I know it's a typo and should be "cloak" but I really want to see a huge clock on the chain around Vader's neck.
    ...at least the 'L' was included.

    560HeliportvizzitorKingAlanI
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,238
    ^ All of you who build outdoors, in a public place, are much braver than I am.
    There was almost no one there, and since I took the day off work, I wanted to enjoy it. I highly recommend building Lego in natural light- the colors just look brighter!

    WesterBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,238
    edited August 3
    I'm building #483 Alpha-1 Rocket Base ( #920 in Europe). I decided to listen to The Police for the song "Walking on the Moon". The song is ©1979! Perfect!
    Astrobricks
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,740
    lowlead said:
    vizzitor said:
    I know it's a typo and should be "cloak" but I really want to see a huge clock on the chain around Vader's neck.
    ...at least the 'L' was included.

    It was a typo, the "L" was accidentally added. So my Vader is a eunuch.
    lowlead
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,347
    TheFew said:
    Finished Vader (minus his head - light saber incident). Overall not the best build...

    - arms fall off too easily.
    - hands are too loose, so light saber won't stay vertical
    - clock has no chance of attaching and staying put as relies on the clutch power of a 1x2 plate.

    So really only a careful display piece unless some modification or kraggle is used!


    Have you considered using or modifiying the cloack that comes with #76393

    TheFew
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 568
    ^^ @560Heliport Benny must be in heaven right now...I was expecting to see him ripping around those crater plates screaming  S  P  A  C  E  !  !
    560Heliportiwybs
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,770
    Got through bag four of Galaxy Explorer yesterday evening. I think this is already one of my favorite sets ever. The box, the colors, the minifigures, the parts used; I felt like I was eight years old again. Many thanks to Mike Psiaki and everyone else involved in the design and production of this set.
    WesterBricksBumblepants
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,271
    TheFew said:
    lowlead said:
    vizzitor said:
    I know it's a typo and should be "cloak" but I really want to see a huge clock on the chain around Vader's neck.
    ...at least the 'L' was included.

    It was a typo, the "L" was accidentally added. So my Vader is a eunuch.
    Well, there was a certain unfortunate exposure to lava, so probably the “real” Vader was too :D
    Bumblepants560HeliportCymbelineTheFewbandit778
  • Yo_dAYo_dA Hawkins, INMember Posts: 60
    edited August 4
    @560Heliport you inspired me to buy some crater baseplates on eBay. 
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,238
    @Yo_dA They are great! I have six, plus the blue one from Aquazone.
    Yo_dA
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,740
    bandit778 said:
    TheFew said:
    Finished Vader (minus his head - light saber incident). Overall not the best build...

    - arms fall off too easily.
    - hands are too loose, so light saber won't stay vertical
    - clock has no chance of attaching and staying put as relies on the clutch power of a 1x2 plate.

    So really only a careful display piece unless some modification or kraggle is used!


    Have you considered using or modifiying the cloack that comes with #76393

    Good thought. The instructions for those may offer some ideas on arm and hand improvements too.
  • evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 148
    Looking forward to playing around with these olive green leaf plates from BrickLink / Groot set


    Switchfoot55WesterBricks560Heliportgmonkey76
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 308
    There is no set 10487, but if there was I would have just built it.
    560Heliport
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 568
     
    560HeliportFizyxbinaryeyeOnebricktoomanyMarshallmariopxchris
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,238
    lowlead said:
     
    Like! Like! Like! Like! Etc.
    Onebricktoomanypxchris
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,864
    Well, for the first time in over three months, I finally broke the seals on a set and started building. #75330 Dagobah Jedi Training was on the docket. I have officially moved states and have 99% of my LEGO in storage. I kept 75330 out from Father's Day while we moved. 

    I got through bag 3 and all the 1x1 plates/tiles. I spent entirely too long making sure every one of them was lined up and straight. I figure I don't have a lot to build right now, so might as well enjoy every step. 

    Should finish it up tonight!
    FizyxevanceltOnebricktoomanyMarshallmario
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 308
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 544
    The force of nostalgia is strong with this one.


    560HeliportOnebricktoomanyiwybsAJRDLawrenceMarshallmariolowleadpxchris
  • AJRDLawrenceAJRDLawrence UKMember Posts: 63
    The best seller part of my bricks and pieces order arrived so I made a start on the #75222 Betrayal at Cloud City Cloud car, and along with a few of my own pieces it's starting to come together. It will still be a few weeks before the uncommon parts arrive to finish it off, but it's progress nonetheless.


    560HeliportOnebricktoomany
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,157
    Saving my Galaxy Explorer build for another day/week. But had a quiet hour this afternoon to build the SC DB5.
    The owls are still here! Nice typical SC build, looks nice finished, far better than the Morris Marina creator expert larger version IMHO.
    I went with the 90s Goldeneye registration plates. I like how they included enough 1x3 tiles for all the reg variants!
    The roof colour difference is actually not as noticeable as in photos I've seen, but the sticker grey is not a good match. Fully printed would have been nice. They managed it for the lights and grills.

    560HeliportWesterBricksPJ76ukAJRDLawrenceMarshallmarioOnebricktoomanylowleadpxchris
  • fredriglfredrigl NorwayMember Posts: 3
    I bought the 76911 007 Aston Martin. The car looks great, of course, but what really blew my mind was the build. It was just stellar. 

    I haven't got all the Speed Champions, but I think that this car must be peak Speed Champions so far?

    The comparison with the larger Creator Expert model is a bit controversial, from what I hear. But my opinion is that the Creator Expert model from 2018 is quite good also when it comes to replicating the shape of the car, and then there are all the features on top of this. As display models, I think both DB5's are good, even if the larger one is often criticized for being too square.
    vanvonfullAJRDLawrence
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    edited August 8
    Got #42000 & its home-made counterpart done, just waiting on the actual racing wheels rather than these knobby placeholders from #9398
    560HeliportPJ76ukWesterBrickslowleadbandit778
  • Mark_CMark_C UKMember Posts: 10
    edited August 8
    Following on from the Galaxy Explorer 10497 and the Yellow Taxi 40468, just finished the Material Handler 42144
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    edited August 9
    Stickered parts for #8131 & #8662 arrived-  welcome Raceway Rider & Blue Renegade to the gelkster garage!
    Switchfoot55WesterBricksBumblepants560HeliportPJ76uklowleadAJRDLawrence
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,770
    edited August 9
    If you're going through a pint per bag, it might be interesting to see what you end up with building it all in one go. :)
    Switchfoot55560HeliportlowleadPJ76ukbandit778AJRDLawrence
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,293
    Finally finished #75244 about a week ago after opening the last bag and applying the last stickers weeks before that, starting it last year and buying it a year before that

    Sometimes I work on a build to get the packaging in the next garbage/recycling pickup but getting to the last stage took away that motivation
    AJRDLawrence
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 544
    Whenever I place a BrickLink order, I like to throw in a few minifig parts that catch my eye. It’s fun to mash them up into unique minifigs.


    560HeliportCymbelineBumblepantsPJ76uklowleadSwitchfoot55AJRDLawrence
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 544
    More minifig mashups. I really like using unique torsos and faces in new minifigs.

     


    560Heliport
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,864
    ^Thinking I need to start doing this with orders to fill out my Winter Village crowd a bit more.
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 544
    ^ That reminds me, I absolutely NEED C-3PO's R2-D2 holiday sweater torso from the new advent calendar. Couldn't care less for the rest of the parts so I'll be watching for it on BrickLink.
    Switchfoot55AJRDLawrenceMarshallmario
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,616
    I have no nostalgia for classic space, but it looks like a good deal and it has a bit of charm. it's getting rare we have a spaceship that is a pure Lego design and not from Star Wars or Marvel.
    WesterBricks
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 819
    Put together #10497 Galaxy Explorer yesterday, then just sat looking at it. Feeling very conflicted at this set as I just feel I should love it more than I actually do! For what it is, a modern reimagining of a classic set, it ticks all the boxes. Uses new techniques and parts to bring the classic space set into modern standards, but I’m left feeling vaguely dissatisfied, much like I did building #70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!, as whilst it outwardly resembles the classic space of my childhood, the build just didn’t feel the same and I’m left trying to convince myself that I’m feeling the waves of nostalgia!

    The only sets in recent years that did capture the nostalgia of classic space for me were the two sets from Lego Movie 2, #70821 Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix’ Workshop! and #70841 Benny’s Space Squad. Both contained ships and/or vehicles that were, to me, pure classic space! The space squad after all did contain my beloved yellow and white classic spacemen and a robot, not to mention my favourite of all my childhoods space tools - the metal detector!

    Maybe I’m viewing things through rose tinted lenses but I’ve been wrestling with this feeling all night and finally come to the conclusion that #10497 is a great set, one of my favourite space ships in recent years, just it’s not classic space - but perhaps that’s not such a bad thing? If they’d released an exact replica of #928 I think I’d probably have felt let down that they didn’t update its build techniques like they did with #70816!

    So here it is, in all it’s glory…


    560HeliportSpeedman29BumblepantslowleadSwitchfoot55vanvonfullAJRDLawrenceLobot
  • AJRDLawrenceAJRDLawrence UKMember Posts: 63
    edited August 11
    So my #75172 Y-wing arrived. It is literally the third retired set that I've paid more for a boxed set, only to have the box get shipped with little to no protection whatsoever so it gets bashed to bits... It was literally just covered in wrapping paper, no bubble wrap and it arrived squashed.

    Unfortunately my problems didn't end there. There are a number of missing pieces which is not the end of the world as replacements can be sourced, but most of the parts have some heavy discoloration which wasn't visible in the listing, which showed the parts bagged. The medium stone grey dummy body I built for the astromech gives some indication as to how bad the yellowing is, although my photo isn't the best.

    The seller wanted to wait a week before sending it which I was ok with as I assumed they were either busy or waiting for the funds to clear beforehand, but now I'm thinking it could be to withdraw the funds to avoid giving me a refund -_-



    Anyway with the unpleasant stuff out of the way and on to the model itself.

    It's a lot larger than I expected for a play scale model, which isn't a bad thing per se, but I came out of my dark age when the newer, current models are much, much smaller. I was hoping to pair it with the #75150 Tie Advance X1 (I'm still waiting to pick one up) for a Death Star Trench Run diorama but I feel it could be too big LOL. I'm already going to need to order the deeper IKEA Billy bookcase to fit my #75055 Star Destroyer on, so presumably I can play around with positioning and perspectives to get something that looks and feels about right.

    I'm not sure what to do with the Y-Wing now. I have a number of spare pieces I can add but not enough to finish it off, or pick and build pretty much the whole thing again from scratch, leave it as is as a badge of shame and hope for a Return of the Jedi 40th anniversary model next year, or get rid of it and buy another. Hmm...



    Speaking of the #75055 Star Destroyer...I replicated the Advent Calendar Tantive IV micro build as best as I could. I didn't have any 1x1 cones so I had to use standard round bricks instead, then I jammed a trans clear lightsaber blade into the jumper, and plugged it into a polo stud (white stud with a hole) on the underside. I'm temporarily standing the whole thing on a few windows until I decide how I'm eventually going to mount it (hang it, or stand it... hmm). I'm also tempted to go with a few micro tie fighters from the #75315 Imperial Light Cruiser to add a bit of bling and scale to it too.
    560HeliportWesterBricks
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    edited August 12
    Look what arrived today! I'm not usally an EBay fan in any regard, but #8154 was listed for $70 shipped so I pounced. Considering there werent any in USA listed on BL, & the US value of the next comparable one was $90. 

    I thought it too good to be true, & when I opened the set's box & found the one pictured above, I thought I got scammed. I don't even know what that product IS 🤔🤔🤷‍♂️ 

    Anyway the bricks are inside it & another included container. Manuals included cus I dislike using online pdfs anymore. Watching Ford Vs Ferrari to go along with the build.
    560HeliportAJRDLawrenceWesterBricksPJ76ukSwitchfoot55MarshallmarioFizyxgmonkey76
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,616
    imagine the guy sends you a Geforce RTX 3090 Ti O_O
    gelksterBumblepantsAJRDLawrenceSwitchfoot55
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    Fauch said:
    imagine the guy sends you a Geforce RTX 3090 Ti O_O
    I guess it's a graphics card with dual cooling fans...there's a 20 min YouTube review that I didnt watch.
    gmonkey76
  • AJRDLawrenceAJRDLawrence UKMember Posts: 63
    I've tried replacing as many of the discoloured pieces on the #75172 Y-wing Starfighter as best as I can with what I have available and it has helped, but it's still probably going to cost another £20 in parts and £10 in sticker sheet to finish the restoration, when I can get a loose replacement Y-Wing for £30-£35... But I'm a sucker for throwing good money after bad so I'll see what happens.



    I also picked up a second pilot and revised my #75300 Imperial Shuttle to have a two seater cockpit and opened up the interior space to accommodate at least six minifigures over the standard two. I removed the three bricks taking up the interior space, and bound everything with 1x12 plates to keep everything strong and sturdy.



    As I downsized the cockpit baseplate to a 4x6 plate to get the steeper nose angle and hide the chin, that really didn't give me much to work with so I threw a couple of consoles to the sides instead. I also removed the pieces blocking the 'doorway'. Technically a minifigure can pass through it without accessories, but they will have to limbo. If anything, at least gives the suggestion of an entrance which I'm fine with. My minifigure pot is overflowing at present so I'll either part with a few I don't care for or dump a few in the back of the shuttle, or a bit of both hehe.
    WesterBricks560HeliportSwitchfoot55PJ76uk
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