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  • shikadishikadi TRU AlumniMember Posts: 138
    edited September 29
    No tomato throwing from me, that’s a great idea, especially considering you already have the brick
    Switchfoot55
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,113
    That's actually one of the better uses of 3rd party bricks I've heard of @Switchfoot55!
    Switchfoot55
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 859
    Maybe @560Heliport should get ahold of some third party transparent bricks to crack rather than damaging his real Lego! 😂

    As a side note I think the cheese slopes he mentioned could give an interesting cracked pattern mixed in with 1x1s and 1x2s 👍
    Switchfoot55
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 3,019
    Well, if no one is trying to cancel my Brickset membership over that, then I guess I'll expand to say that I'm considering the same technique, but for filler inside of my eventual mountain/hill. It'll only be for creating columns to then build off from with LEGO. This last batch oddly had a ton of off brand 1x16 bricks and large arch pieces. Between it and a prior batch that had a couple of pounds worth of off brand wall panels, I figure I could make a fairly secure inner structure on which to build my terrain. 

    This project is way further down the line that the MILS modules, so we'll see what actually happens. My wood platforms have done fine thus far, so perhaps I just stick with those. But, waste not, want not. 
    ModeltrainmanWesterBricksshikadi560HeliportpxchrisvizzitoreMJeeNLdatsunrobbie
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 293
    If you never told us your plan to use off-brand bricks, we'd never have known you were unclean!  ;)
    Switchfoot55WesterBricks560HeliportAstrobrickspxchrisCymbelinevizzitor
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 461
    But there's always the grüschteling of the telltale hill!
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,397
    The forklift! Wow. Another expensive thing on the aftermarket. That Galaxy Commander needs a bit of a refit, but still looks the part! Or should I say parts? :-)

    What a great find, @WesterBricks !
    lowleadWesterBricksiwybs
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 655
    edited September 30
    Ship number three, definitely missing a few conspicuous parts....
    Battl...uh...exploration damage! ;)
    Psiaki was very clever in upsizing the new GE by 1.5x...those Classic sets looked huge to me 40 years ago!

    WesterBricksiwybs
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,794
    Well, if no one is trying to cancel my Brickset membership over that, then I guess I'll expand to say that I'm considering the same technique, but for filler inside of my eventual mountain/hill. It'll only be for creating columns to then build off from with LEGO. This last batch oddly had a ton of off brand 1x16 bricks and large arch pieces. Between it and a prior batch that had a couple of pounds worth of off brand wall panels, I figure I could make a fairly secure inner structure on which to build my terrain. 

    This project is way further down the line that the MILS modules, so we'll see what actually happens. My wood platforms have done fine thus far, so perhaps I just stick with those. But, waste not, want not. 
    DUPLO also comes in handy for building hills and mountains, if you happen to have any laying around. For really large hills QUATRO blocks can also be used.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55Marshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    I'm at the county park where I've recently built #10497 Galaxy Explorer and #75337 AT-TE Walker.
    This one will take longer; I won't be done before dark, but I'm going to start. I worked the last twelve days, the weather is gorgeous: I'm going to enjoy it!
    WesterBrickslowleadAJRDLawrenceiwybseMJeeNLpxchrisMarshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Bags #1 (of 5)(3 or 4 bags per number) are done: 57 minutes between photos. I guessed 4-6 hours to build. 
    ericbWesterBrickslowlead
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Bags #2 done.
    WesterBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Bags #3. Three black friction pins left over... One presumably an intentional spare... Can't find where the other two might have been missed... Hmm...
    WesterBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Bags #4. Can't stop now!
    WesterBricksAJRDLawrence
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Done! Total build time, a little under six hours.
    ericbWesterBricksAJRDLawrencePJ76ukpxchrisMarshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Rotors on "tortoise":
    WesterBricksAJRDLawrence
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    Rotors on "hare":
    Fizyxbandit778BumblepantslowleadWesterBricksAJRDLawrenceiwybsAstrobricksdatsunrobbie
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,351
    Well, if no one is trying to cancel my Brickset membership over that, then I guess I'll expand to say that I'm considering the same technique, but for filler inside of my eventual mountain/hill. It'll only be for creating columns to then build off from with LEGO. This last batch oddly had a ton of off brand 1x16 bricks and large arch pieces. Between it and a prior batch that had a couple of pounds worth of off brand wall panels, I figure I could make a fairly secure inner structure on which to build my terrain. 

    This project is way further down the line that the MILS modules, so we'll see what actually happens. My wood platforms have done fine thus far, so perhaps I just stick with those. But, waste not, want not. 
    TOO FAR!!! YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR!! As the middle layer for the MILS plates? fine. But now you're talking about building the structure for mountains with non-Lego bricks? You must atone for your sins of even thinking about this!!

    After long and hard thought, I have decided that your punishment is that you must abandon your WV Bakery, WV Post Office, and Santa's Workshop. In order to confirm your execution of this punishment, you must send them all to me at 123 Main St., Evergreen, USA.
    560HeliportWesterBricksCymbelineiwybsscottdd2Switchfoot55
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    Let’s now turn our attention to moon bases…


    560HeliportiwybslowleadJudgeChuckpxchrisdatsunrobbieAJRDLawrenceMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    This one had a few large structure parts missing, but I made it work.


    iwybslowleadPDelahantyJudgeChuckdatsunrobbieAJRDLawrenceMarshallmariord1899
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    And this very strange robot command center.


    iwybslowleadpxchrisdatsunrobbierd1899
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 331
    That $80 eBay lot is the find of the century!
    PDelahantySwitchfoot55
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 880
    edited October 2
    iwybs said:
    That $80 eBay lot is the find of the century!
    I beg to differ...😜😜🤪
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,316
    Got #60304 out as something small to build in front of the TV
    Much more detailed than I expected from a road plate pack, the road itself looks nice but even with the connecting tiles is kind of unstable when not resting on the table

    #60328 is the other set I have with modern road plates, might finally work on my beach layout and put them together

    Even 60304 is a bit large for my small tray in the TV room
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    The scene I'm trying to represent.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,366
    I had to cheat a little: there's a piece of clear tape on the inside of the cheese slopes, and a slight gap at the top of the window.
    All in all, I like it. It was fun to try. I may redo it in Earth Green; the color in the episode is between Earth Green and Dark Green, or a dusty Earth Green.
    WesterBricksYo_dAAJRDLawrence
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    Lastly, my favorite set in this lot. I love the style of the 80s and 90s ships much better than the 70s.


    lowlead560HeliportiwybsJudgeChuckpxchrisPJ76ukAJRDLawrence
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 331
    edited October 3
    Oh man, I built a modern version of that set but I still haven’t got up the will to hunt up an affordable copy of the original. That set has been on my wanted list since I left my Dark Ages.

    https://flic.kr/p/2mNhREr

    gelkster
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 331
    v3


    v2


    v1

    WesterBricks560HeliportJudgeChuckMaffyDPJ76ukgelksterAJRDLawrence
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,568
    edited October 3
    Lastly, my favorite set in this lot. I love the style of the 80s and 90s ships much better than the 70s.


    You see, for me, the later 80s & 90s sets just look too "busy"! Too many things stuck on for no apparent reason! Horses for courses! ;-)
    iwybs560HeliportMaffyD
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,397
    I like both! I have that one. Never quite sure what to do with the rear bit once the front 'fighter craft' detaches, but it's all good, anyway. Thanks for sharing your photos @WesterBricks !
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,397
    iwybs said:
    Oh man, I built a modern version of that set but I still haven’t got up the will to hunt up an affordable copy of the original. That set has been on my wanted list since I left my Dark Ages.

    https://flic.kr/p/2mNhREr

    Just wanted to say that your flickr is just full of awesome space stuff! Really impressed - I'll be looking at it all in more detail when I have a bit more time, but thanks for sharing!
    iwybs
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 3,019
    autolycus said:
    TOO FAR!!! YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR!! As the middle layer for the MILS plates? fine. But now you're talking about building the structure for mountains with non-Lego bricks? You must atone for your sins of even thinking about this!!

    After long and hard thought, I have decided that your punishment is that you must abandon your WV Bakery, WV Post Office, and Santa's Workshop. In order to confirm your execution of this punishment, you must send them all to me at 123 Main St., Evergreen, USA.
    Welp, I tried and returned to sender. Guess I'm in the clear!
    560HeliportiwybsWesterBricksModeltrainmanautolycus
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,330
    edited October 4
    I got around to building one if my two Pursuit of Flight sets. Very cool motion mechanism, and the construction of the planes was very satisfying, especially the two monoplanes which have great swooshability 🙂. There were quite a few extra pieces. The only drawback I see is the planes on the motion platform tend to fall into a nosedive when jiggled as the clips used to mount them don’t have quite enough friction (or the planes are nose-heavy).

    eMJeeNLPJ76ukWesterBrickslowlead560HeliportAJRDLawrenceandhe
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 721
    I got around to building one if my two Pursuit of Flight sets. Very cool motion mechanism, and the construction of the planes was very satisfying, especially the two monoplanes which have great swooshability 🙂. There were quite a few extra pieces. The only drawback I see is the planes on the motion platform tend to fall into a nosedive when jiggled as the clips used to mount them don’t have quite enough friction (or the planes are nose-heavy).

    Such a nice little set! I have it too, and am looking for some (M)OC ideas for different planes. To my surprise can't really find any tbh, guess I'll have to get creative myself!
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 859
    Having built the Star Wars Trench Run version I much recommend that if your looking at doing it with something different!


    lowleadeMJeeNL560HeliportAstrobricksSwitchfoot55AJRDLawrenceOnebricktoomany
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 721
    Thanks, but more into "real life" aircraft, maybe a Spitfire, or a SR-71... Really surprise rebrickable isn't bursting with builds like that TBH!
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 859
    Well if it helps you can easily change the airplanes - the attachment is quite simple and I changed out the X-Wing from the JK Brickworks MOC with a modified version from #4484 so I would imagine you could substitute any small scale plane with only minor modification to accept part 4697 Pneumatic T-Piece (T Bar) to pin into the undercarriage.
    eMJeeNL
  • AJRDLawrenceAJRDLawrence UKMember Posts: 70
    The sticker sheet and the unpopular pick and build parts came and I was able to clean up the majority of my #75172 Y-Wing Starfighter.



    As you will see it is a lot less sun damaged than before. There are still other parts that were out of stock directly from Lego, and I'm unable to order from Bricklink and unwilling to pay over the odds for from eBay, particularly as I've already spent more than the set is worth, but it shall do for now hehe.
    iwybsWesterBricks560HeliportYo_dA
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 315
        Wow! Those sets are in amazing shape. The whites are so bright and the trans clear pieces are not scratched at all. I like shiny! Maybe it should be in the brag thread!
    560Heliportlowlead
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 655
    ^^ I would describe the #6980 set as in Good to Very Good condition.  To be fair, if I posted my original hi-res photos, you could definitely see signs of wear if you were to zoom in.  The previous owner took very good care of the set and instructions.
    Overall not bad, as this set is approaching its 40th Anniversary!  Mind blown.  
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55WesterBrickspxchrisAJRDLawrenceMarshallmario
  • AJRDLawrenceAJRDLawrence UKMember Posts: 70
    Another pick and build standard parts order arrived, and so I threw my #77904 Nebulon-B Frigate together.

    The substitute silver fez ended up as rear thrusters and I feel they don't look too bad so there is no pressing need to replace them with a medium stone grey number.

    On the other hand, the black 1x2 plate with 3 teeth is a lot more noticeable so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a set in dark stone grey in the near future.

    I also had to borrow a grey skeleton leg from #75270 Obi Wan's hut of all places, and for some reason I had a 2x4 plate and 1x2 grey bullion left over with no obvious places for them to go, so I'm going to assume they were spares. Lastly, I'm not going to bother with the 40th anniversary sticker on account of me likely going with an entirely different display stand, just as soon as I find or build something I would rather use anyway.

    Overall it's not a bad little unit but it still come in at around £40 with a mix of bestseller and standard parts. Is it worth it? I don't know, but it's hard to have a complete vehicle collection without it, and when I find somewhere to put it, it would add some background scenery, so possibly yes, but only after you have picked up other vehicles first 
    Switchfoot55560HeliportWesterBricksPJ76uklowleadAstrobricksPapaBear
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 859
    lowlead said:
    So... @WesterBricks inspired me to go fishing for the one that got away.  I never owned the Galaxy Commander back in the day, and I wanted to fix that!  These classic space sets seemed HUGE to me as a kid - and mostly unattainable.
    ...except this is not in the 'Brag' thread, cuz the price I paid isn't something to brag about.  Wallet needs a cooldown for a few weeks. *gulp*  I think it's safe to say that my Quadruple Hypersonic Nostalgia Tanks are now full.  

    It's #6980 so it will always be a brag to me. My favourite childhood set and it did seem huge to me at the time. Always loved the modular design and spent many a happy hour detaching the ship into its separate parts during play. Beautiful condition too, your very lucky!
    lowleadMarshallmario
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 639
    Some autumn wreaths for my modular neighborhood.


    560HeliportSwitchfoot55andhe
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