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The flower part was the closed top style rather than the open top needed to fit on GE, so I've ordered another part from Lego.
Mean to neaten it up a bit still ,tinkering here and there but that will have to wait . For now , to find a spot to display this giant , likely the office .
Question is, do I write to LEGO and complain? Had a similar issues with other recent city sets and even a Fire Temple where one 6x8 black plate wasn't quite black. It's not a disaster but it's becoming more frequent.
Could just be a bad batch but now that's a dozen sets that have significant colour differences. shame really.
It won't be coming back , when the time comes it be decommissioned and sent o ship breaking right there.
If you want a temporary solution, attach the flower you have to a 2x2 round plate (http://www.brickset.com/parts/?part=4211159) and then attach to the faucet. A small portion of the plate will be visible around the indentations of the flower though so I recommend using a gray plate so it blends in with the background of the roof.
...and yes, it splits into three parts (2 ends, 1 middle), and has a removable roof. It cost around $330 USD... my biggest building splurge to date.
(Sorry for the last post's poor grammer. I hit save before i should have!)
I'll get my coat...
as an investmentfor a rainy day. Fighting urge to open it!
Assuming my shipment from LEGO arrives as scheduled, I should be building #7965 and a Hoth Han (ha ha) this weekend.
In summary: I had about 2500 of the just over 6200 pieces required. I sourced parts from 27 different Bricklink stores doing the best job I could minimizing the number of stores while maximizing the number of parts from stores that had a few of the rarer parts. I spent about $650 including shipping and the LDD files from Cavegod. He gave great support the few times I needed it during the build. One thing I'd like to note, although I've heard/read stories about frequent errors for buying lots of parts off of Bricklink, I experienced 100% accuracy for all orders.
After building it, I was dumbfounded by how big it is. Picture just cannot convey.
Thanks Cavegod and drdavewatford for your great blog!
I'd been looking forward to the Venator, since I'd enjoyed the build and end result of #30242 Republic Frigate so much, but I found this set to be a slight let-down - MUCH smaller and...erm...flatter than the bag implied, it was nowhere near as swooshable as the Frigate. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
Summer Scene, by contrast, I enjoyed very much. The deckchair and (especially) the sandcastle were quick and simple builds, but extremely effective and pleasing to the eye - and unlike the Venator, the cover image is practically life-size (in relation to the model, of course). Even the somewhat retro minifig didn't detract from its charm (although I might permit myself to "de-bag" him and give him the CMF Surfer's funky shorts instead). This set is currently available in the Store for £3.99 - well worth it.
(Finished my evening by building, naming, and empowering the first three members of the Star Corps. Don't ask.....:-P)
Very good. :)
The stickers were easy to put on. I made it easier by attaching the tiles on which they went to a large plate first, so that the tile wouldn't wriggle out from my grip. (Yes! She CAN be taught!)
A good start to the morning.
with ladder for the pilot
and the ladder can be folded too
Also built #76007 Malibu Mansion Attack yesterday for a store display. Mansion is ok, helicopter is pretty cool and the minifigs are good. Quite a few stickers...
Next up will be the #79108 Stagecoach Escape...
Full details on the project at http://simplicate.weebly.com/lighting-the-room.html. (The usb cable is attached for programming the custom board).
The Cafe Corner from #10230 that is...
It's actually a really cool set, especially at the $47 I paid. The T-Rex is obviously great, but the Helicopter is bigger then I thought and it has quite a few interesting pieces, I enjoyed the build.
It'll upset the purists but I like it! It is
just an experiment after all!
The only gripe I have on the Castle is it does not come with enough minifigs. It needs to have more of the King's soldiers, maybe 7 or 8 and not 3 with a King.