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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,934
    edited March 2016
    @JudgeChuck , I admire your restraint, I am unfortunately the other way round, have to have anything that comes out of Lucasville (via Disney) and have to resist buying other themes, although I have started to cave on the modular front and brought PC last month. :(

    Edit: @MattsWhat , that's just mean, or really nice depending on your point of view.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    MattsWhat said:
    ^ I really hope I get you for brickset secret santa this year.  #75030 it is.

    (oh, actually I have you address... why wait, anonymous benefactor it is!)
    so "brickset secret santa" = pass the polybag?
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    MattsWhat said:
    ^ I really hope I get you for brickset secret santa this year.  #75030 it is.

    (oh, actually I have you address... why wait, anonymous benefactor it is!)
    You're very cruel... ;-)
    MattsWhatkiki180703
  • DNADNA New York, USAMember Posts: 89
    This morning I put together the Wither for my young son who's home sick from school. He's having great fun with the TNT cannon. 


     
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    MattsWhat said:
    ^ I really hope I get you for brickset secret santa this year.  #75030 it is.

    (oh, actually I have you address... why wait, anonymous benefactor it is!)
    so "brickset secret santa" = pass the polybag?
    If by 'polybag' you mean 'awesomeness' then yeah, basically.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    I didn't do Brickset Secret Santa last year, but will definitely be joining in this time. It sounds like a lot of fun! :-)
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 196
    Amongst other recent acquisitions, the Cyberman/Dalek Dimensions pack - and no, I don't have the game, I'm one of those collectors. Besides, I was always going to get the Cyberman, I've read David Banks's book goodness knows how many times. That aside, the difference between the Dimensions Dalek and the TARDIS set Dalek irked me, and since there's two of the latter and I like 'em better anyway, I thought I'd take a shot at refitting the leftover into an RTD-era update of good ol' Abomination (no, not Blonsky), the Special Weapons Dalek:



    Went rather well, I thought. Lowered him down a bit and used the black 1x2s to build up the 'torso' and suggest the front-heavy weapon housing, and added the cannon out of miscellaneous spares (the 1x2 1-stud plate is actually the 'hips' of Elphaba's flying monkey). I'm still in two minds about the printed head, technically it shouldn't have the 'ears' but I like the printing, it'd be a shame to get rid of it... May just put it on the shelf and see if I stop noticing it.
    chrisalddinbandit778kiki180703tallblocktooPeteM
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    edited March 2016
    Finished #41103 after barely starting it a couple days ago. #41117 ready to go. #3932 on its way to me. Planning to MOC some seats for #41105. Gonna go real well with the Pop Star I already have.

    I get why @JudgeChuck doesn't want to start. I've spent hundreds of dollars after beginning with a few clearance sets. And I often hear sticking to particular themes as a way to control one's collection.
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    I'm actually rebuilding 6057 "Sea-Serpent" and brick-building a modded Metroliner. I'm currently at an impasse as I'm awaiting for an order to arrive with hinges, bricks and other bits to help complete them. I spent an hour rummaging through the box of soldiers and pirates and found everything I needed fig and weapon wise for 6057 except for a shield. Not bad considering it's only a year younger than me!

    Also, the Sea Serpent's instructions are confusing to me - I have to keep going back to the previous number to make sure I've not missed anything. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,855
    ^ The older instructions are certainly more of a challenge.  Particularly, if you end up with a conspicuous amount of extra pieces.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,755
    I find newer instructions harder - my eyesight (measurably) hasn't deteriorated all that much, but I often get confused between different colours. Are they asking for a black 1x2, or a dark grey one? 
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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    I find newer instructions harder - my eyesight (measurably) hasn't deteriorated all that much, but I often get confused between different colours. Are they asking for a black 1x2, or a dark grey one? 
    I'm in agreement with that... Even worse though is trying to build from the PDFs... For #79003 An Unexpected Gathering, I still can't tell part 4647546 Bright Green Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs from part 4546705 Dark Green Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs in the instructions. In fact, I find it impossible to tell any of the Bright and Dark Green parts apart.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,802
    I find newer instructions harder - my eyesight (measurably) hasn't deteriorated all that much, but I often get confused between different colours. Are they asking for a black 1x2, or a dark grey one? 
    A few years ago I understood this being a serious issue for people, but ever since 2012 I'm surprised people still struggle with this. For several years prior to 2012 LEGO lightened the color of black parts in their instructions so that the black outlines would show up. Starting in 2012 LEGO went back to using white outlines on all black parts just like they did back in the old-school instructions from the 80s. You can compare it in this booklet from #2505 (in which the grey and black parts are very tough to tell apart) and this booklet from #9444 (in which telling them apart is much easier).
    mr.piggles
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,755
    Aanchir said:
    I find newer instructions harder - my eyesight (measurably) hasn't deteriorated all that much, but I often get confused between different colours. Are they asking for a black 1x2, or a dark grey one? 
    A few years ago I understood this being a serious issue for people, but ever since 2012 I'm surprised people still struggle with this. For several years prior to 2012 LEGO lightened the color of black parts in their instructions so that the black outlines would show up. Starting in 2012 LEGO went back to using white outlines on all black parts just like they did back in the old-school instructions from the 80s. You can compare it in this booklet from #2505 (in which the grey and black parts are very tough to tell apart) and this booklet from #9444 (in which telling them apart is much easier).
    Ahh, when I say "newer", I'm talking about "stuff not from my 80s/90s childhood", versus "stuff from the last decade", and the specific sets that I remember causing a lot of trouble of this sort are both from 2009. Good to hear they've sorted that out!!
    Aanchirkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    I also have trouble figuring out part color from instructions, paper or PDF, and not just white/gray/black - happens in other colors or transparent/solid.
  • DNADNA New York, USAMember Posts: 89
    I find newer instructions harder - my eyesight (measurably) hasn't deteriorated all that much, but I often get confused between different colours. Are they asking for a black 1x2, or a dark grey one? 
    catwrangler I have the same problem when it comes to some of the colors.

    Yesterday I was building elves sets with my nieces and my 3 year old. They decided the elves should throw an Easter party. They played with these sets for a couple of hours which was so great to see. 



    I would like to pick up more of these baby dragons since my nieces like them so much. They didn't have much of an interest in the bigger dragons but they loved these little ones. 



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  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    KingAlanI said:
    I also have trouble figuring out part color from instructions, paper or PDF, and not just white/gray/black - happens in other colors or transparent/solid.
    Ditto on the transparent/solid. I have issues with those, the pearly colors (like, is a piece dark grey or is it that pearl silver, or is it orangey or that pearl gold) and the dark blue and other dark colors. More than a few times have I gotten it all wrong and had to disassemble. I blame the lighting in my kitchen as much as my terrible eyesight though.
    KingAlanIkiki180703MegtheCat
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    I find newer instructions harder - my eyesight (measurably) hasn't deteriorated all that much, but I often get confused between different colours. Are they asking for a black 1x2, or a dark grey one? 
    Not just me then? I complained only the other day on another thread. I wish they'd state the colour as well as I really struggle with them and I don't think I'm colour blind
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,755
    I'm really relieved to see you all coming out of the woodwork!
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    KingAlanI said:
    I also have trouble figuring out part color from instructions, paper or PDF, and not just white/gray/black - happens in other colors or transparent/solid.
    Ditto on the transparent/solid. I have issues with those, the pearly colors (like, is a piece dark grey or is it that pearl silver, or is it orangey or that pearl gold) and the dark blue and other dark colors. More than a few times have I gotten it all wrong and had to disassemble. I blame the lighting in my kitchen as much as my terrible eyesight though.
    sometimes I can guess based on what parts I have left, but that's not perfect, and can be thrown off by extra parts. I've sometimes had to disassemble a step or two for that reason, but nothing worse.

    I once got confused on pearl when bricklinking. And let's not forget bluish or plain gray.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,281
    it's easy to figure what are the extra parts, if you build bag by bag.
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    Fauch said:
    it's easy to figure what are the extra parts, if you build bag by bag.
    My post was just in the context of instructions being confusing on color.
  • legodad1legodad1 New ZealandMember Posts: 48
    I've just finished 31047 Creator Propeller Plane and 60116 Ambulance Plane. Both nice models. Looking forward to Airport Air show coming out.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    I am trying to make an "interesting" train layout within the limited space I have (i.e. the middle of my tiny living room). Got a bit frustrated last night, so taking a break today by putting together a couple of City sets I just bought at Toys R Us (20% off + free set): 60078 Utility Shuttle (to complete the Spaceport subtheme), 60119 Ferry (I am not into the general City theme, but this one was appealing and needed a City set to get the freebie), 60065 ATV Patrol (the freebie).

    Challenging (to me) setting 6 trains on a 10' x 6' area :(
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @JooTog You will need to show us some pics once you've succeeded as I am sure a number of us live and smaller spaces and would be interested in seeing how that worked out. 

    catwranglerkiki180703
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    @tallblocktoo Will do.

    It is nothing permanent. I use interlocking foam tiles as a mat over the carpet. No city/buildings, just the train sets and a two stations. The rest of my collection is mostly Star Wars and the LEGO Movie... I guess I can have a landspeeder parked outside one of the stations and Emmet working one of the cranes for the cargo trains :)
    tallblocktoocatwranglerkiki180703legomental
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    #3932 from a Bricklink order in yesterday's mail. Was tired yesterday evening. Also built some minifigures with parts from that order.
  • danstraindepotdanstraindepot Member Posts: 170
    I'm redoing our Batcave.  I wanted a refresh, which turned into tearing it apart and starting from scratch.  2 months later I am getting close.  Too many people have raised the bar too high on this though.   I'll post photos in the next few weeks.
    legomentalkiki180703
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    Just built #70746 Condrai Copter Attack, which surprised me on how substantial the vehicle is!
    As has been pointed out in reviews, the net feature is a bit of a damp squib, but the rest is really impressive. The build was enjoyable and the end result looks good and has excellent "swooshability". :-)
    I have also just started rebuilding #70751 Temple of Airjitzu, this time with all the stickers applied, as my backup set turned up recently. I have just completed the Smugglers' Market and it already looks better with the addition of the few stickers required. I'm looking forward to seeing the final results.
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    I'm redoing our Batcave.  I wanted a refresh, which turned into tearing it apart and starting from scratch.  2 months later I am getting close.  Too many people have raised the bar too high on this though.   I'll post photos in the next few weeks.
    Looking forward to photos of this. Always interested to see other people's mocs and a batcave moc sounds very neat. I wish I had the imagination and talent of half the builders on here
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    Oh. No.
    I just bought ISBN1409333124-1: LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History and it comes with..... A Star Wars Stormtrooper... That's it. My life is over. I have some Star Wars LEGO, which means that I have no excuse not to buy more.
    Unless... I destroy the figure and free myself from this path to obsession and destitution.
    Or, maybe, I'll just enjoy my one SW figure and convince myself that it is sufficient.

    ;-)
    MattsWhatkiki180703MegtheCat
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,855
    edited March 2016
    ^ It can be the 'Mr. Gold' SW equivalent.  You only need one.

    (Well, I need more than one, I just can't get more than one.)
    VorpalRyukiki180703
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,093
    SumoLego said:
    ^ It can be the 'Mr. Gold' SW equivalent.  You only need one.

    (Well, I need more than one, I just can't get more than one.)
    I know, I'll spray paint my Stormtrooper in gold and I'll have the best of both worlds!

    ;-)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,855
    ^ White rangefinder?
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  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    I started this by intending to just build a duplicate of my other 0-4-0 engine, but I decided to change the colours, then wondered whether I could curve the sides more, and before I knew it, it looked rather like a certain engine from a certain book/TV series, so I decided to make it look more like that. :) I'm expecting kids to love it - especially if I get the face printed onto the dish at the front!


    My five year old would want this if he saw it! He's not going to as I'm not clever enough to build a train without instructions!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,855
    Percy?
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 672
    I am currently building:


    Just received it today from a Bricklink store in Russia, which I was worried was going to be very sketchy. I was happy with how fast I ended up getting it, and the box was surprisingly in good condition.

    Anyway, I have wanted an AT-AT since about 1982, and my inner 7 year-old is deliriously happy. I promise to take care of him and give him a good home. I plan on calling him Shooty.
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  • hey...heyhey...hey Member Posts: 19
    Currently building 60096 as I write, which I got at a good price. Also have 10211, among others to finish with Bricklink.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    flord said:
    I am currently building:

    Anyway, I have wanted an AT-AT since about 1982, and my inner 7 year-old is deliriously happy. I promise to take care of him and give him a good home. I plan on calling him Shooty.
    Congrats.  It's ridiculous that Lego retired this set right before the UCS Assault on Hoth.  
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    mathew said:
    flord said:
    I am currently building:

    Anyway, I have wanted an AT-AT since about 1982, and my inner 7 year-old is deliriously happy. I promise to take care of him and give him a good home. I plan on calling him Shooty.
    Congrats.  It's ridiculous that Lego retired this set right before the UCS Assault on Hoth.  
    is there a stronger way to say this? the word "ridiculous" feels a bit lacking in it descriptive power for just how dam right dumb of an idea it was to retire that set at this time.  it was a Bone head move. and one we all HATE!
    MattDawson
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 672
    Let's just say Hoth will be properly assaulted in my house.

    I can only hope there is another version coming. Maybe even an AT-ST.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,934

    Actually got round to building a set this weekend. Got this one last year from my lovely wife for my birthday. Some of it is a bit repetitive but there are some really nice building techniques involved.


    Jennicatwranglerkiki180703DNA
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    @sweetness34 that's better than the original 
  • DNADNA New York, USAMember Posts: 89
    Well done sweetness34. That looks fantastic. I agree with legomental, better than the original. 

    Building wise, I need to find more purple bricks in the basement to build a rainbow with my 4 year old. He put this leprechaun together and now he wants us to build it "a huge rainbow". 


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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,505

    Yesterday I finished 21304: Doctor Who - I am really pleased with it: no stickers, great minifigs and Dalek mini-builds, elegant aesthetics for the police box and a good-looking central console.

    Concurrently, I'm now half-way through 76051: Super Hero Airport Battle - the tower is a good size and has some good play features. Giant-Man is really good. The minifigs are a great selection. Just need to build the Quinjet now.

  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 322
    @sweetness34 that's better than the original 
    Thanks @legomental and @DNA ;

    I can't take credit for the design though. I bought the instructions for it on EBAY. It is nice alternate build for the haunted house that uses about half the pieces and almost all of the sand green.

    I also had enough pieces left over to finish the fence all the way around my main haunted mansion.
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