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I think this is all, except for 5 minifigs that I ordered today from a seller in Canada. I just can't decide about the two goats... they were in the usual price of 25 dollars each and still sealed. Will I cut open the sealed baggies to display those cute goats or not? Oh, dilemma's!
Lots of lovely details in it (I especially enjoyed seeing how they designed the bookcases, since I put some in an MOC recently and the set has a better way of stopping the books falling out), and so far the highlight is building the eldritch Lovecraftian horror - LOVE that tentacle monster! :D
Last night we had a look inside the Palace Cinema and it doesn't look like it'll be too hard to build the monster into the screen, but I think I'll keep the Dr. Strange set intact for Hallowe'en and put some spooky lighting in...
i need those cow horns now
My Lego bricks can also see light through the gaps so it's not just a Lepin thing.
In contrast to most of my other childhood sets, this one is dirty. If I'd receive a set in this condition from BL, I'd not be pleased. However this way I feel it's a more accurate reflection of an actual train station, so might hold off washing these bricks for the moment... Would be very reluctant to order any food there though.
Credit: František Hajdekr
Link to building video: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLFxdJI6zVE
For fun, after building it I put together a LEGO Elves trolley problem. Because that gap in the tracks fits a mini-doll a little too nicely.
Also built #10244 Fairground Mixer. Like it a lot... and easier to store too!
I don't think I'll be building anything this week as I'll be out of town next week... which means no build next week either.
The overall appearance of both sets is a great match. Details like the tree design are similar; for 41121, the fire pit stands out. However, I wish there was enough open space in the Tree House river for a raft. Due to the bridges, they look too hard to expand with more plates.
It was nice to have an extra tent cover; I even built another tent with the same pieces in (mostly) different colors. However, I wish the end flaps stayed shut on their own.
Friends can go nicely with similarly themed regular LEGO, in this case CMF S16 Hiker. (Ironically, it was Boy Scout camp experience that got me interested in these girl camp sets)
They were both good deals once marked down.
The overall 41121 build was straightforward but not too easy.
I liked the signpost in Rafting that pointed to both the Tree House and Archery Range, and displayed the sets so as to make that sign accurate.
In the end I only applied the sticker that goes on top of the cab (wheelhouse? what would you call that in a submarine?); I would've liked the Hydra logo on the sides but I didn't like how, if I re-used the parts, it would probably be at an odd angle. I also felt like the doors of the prisoner chamber didn't really need those energy bar stickers; again, I was thinking about future uses for the pieces. The Red Skull will just have to be subtle for once in his life. :P
The finished model is really sleek and cool looking; I think it called out to me in the first place because it reminds me of old Space Police stuff with all the black and trans red. You get a great figure selection, too. So, um, it appears that I now collect Marvel Superheroes, which I had never intended to do. Oops?
Here's that Introduce yourself section:
Progress as of now.
Can you guess what it will be?