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  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    Just finished #10212, really impressive when resting on its stand. As far as impressive UCS in size, it ranks at the top with #10221. Don't know why I waited so long to build it...
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    Making some further good progress tonight on my Highlander MOC. Arrrr Ramirez!

    JenniCapnRex101BrickDancerFrictionPinSuperTramprancorbaitHarryPotterLoverlegomattiancam33
  • Murdoch17Murdoch17 Member Posts: 22
    Working on a Southern Pacific 4-8-4 'Daylight' steam engine design. (again) Here is the fact sheet & history. (see picture) It was not my design, but has been modified from the ground up. This will be built as soon as funds allow. ;-)

    What do you think?

    Oh, and if your wondering, it is a real loco: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_4460
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    Just finished my latest mini modular moc!

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    There's a few more pics on my flickr. Enjoy!
    FrictionPinBumblepantscarlqrancorbait
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    The alternate build of #8070 Hot Rod
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Looks great built with real Lego!

    Funny feeling when someone else posts a pic of MOC that was only a digital model in your LDD file before! :o)
    MorkManmrseatle
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    edited February 2014
    ^ like seeing your baby for the first time! Ok, maybe not, but similar.
    rancorbait
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625

    Just finished building a Chima themed crocodile mech, originally designed by my good friend @rancorbait in LDD, but with some of my own modifications to "armour it up" a bit around the cockpit:
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    @TheOneVeyronian, It should be a Chima set that I would actually buy.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    As requested, I have built a modular barbershop on LDD. Its not in my usual line of work as I have never before built a modular, not even in LDD :o) but I think it turned out OK.

    If anyone would like a copy of the file check out this thread :o)
    Ernst
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    Busy to expand the small Pirates Armada Sentry set because I still think it's a shame this subtheme stopped with only 2 sets.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    edited February 2014
    The final result of my work, more on my flickr page.
    rancorbaitvitreolum
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    Just got back from the Lego store. Asked the guy for the largest set. Since I had already built tower bridge, we settled on the Star Wars Death Star. And I don't even like Star Wars, at least to the tune of $399. We'll see how this goes.
    iancam33
  • gifinimgifinim UKMember Posts: 174
    Added a bit more

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  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,233
    ^ Impressive. Most impressive!
  • MiffMiff Member Posts: 6
    richo said:

    Making some further good progress tonight on my Highlander MOC. Arrrr Ramirez!

    I love this, one of my all time favourite films!
  • FlymoFlymo Member Posts: 15
    gifinim said:

    Added a bit more

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    I really like that. Have you attached the lego to the spindles?
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I built #70708 Hive Crawler last night. What a cool set. The build is interesting, the egg launcher is a surprisingly fun play feature, and the "walking" movement is great (if a bit disturbing).
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Opened and built my first Microfighter set today, #75030 Milennium Falcon; a fun and satisfying build in which the end-product is easily recognisable. I think I'll have to invest in the others, now, as I can't help thinking about how to build a SW fairground ride MOC (which is what came to my mind when I first saw these advertised)....:-)
    GothamConstructionCokhmellymel
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    10188. Whew!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,280
    @Paperbackwriter - What did you think of the set? A while ago you mentioned that you were not a Star Wars fan but simply wanted to build a large set, so I would be interested to hear your thoughts on it.
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    ^
    A few things have intervened to prevent me from really getting into it. The parts from box one are on the table and I've read what has to be the most impressive lego instruction book of all time. This is a great set. You don't have to be a SW fan to like it. 10188 transcends Star Wars. It is a brilliant design and a real triumph by Lego. Ive been highly critical of some lego sets. I really think 10243 sucks and is a lazy effort at expanding the appeal of the modular building series. I thought certain aspects of the VW van build were poorly thought out and frustrating. Just beginning the 10188 build, well, it's impressive and I don't see where I'll have much to complain about. I'll comment more in about a week our so. Happy building!
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    WIP Balrog. Horns are way too thin. I might have to try something using bricks and slopes instead, unless someone can suggest a piece I may have overlooked. I tried the mid-section of a dragon tail, but I still think I want something thicker.
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    rancorbait
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^ Yes, it's the head which is giving me the most pause for thought when thinking how to make my own Balrog (in case TLG never do one).
    I just can't think of anything. I've even looked at the hero factory stuff, but nothing is doing it for me yet. Dragon wings, fire swords, whips etc, there's plenty of options, but the head? It's such an unusual design.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    If TLG ever does a Balrog, I have a feeling it will be a molded piece like the Rancor. The head is proving quite difficult. I'm on version two right now and the proportions just feel wrong.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^ I'd certainly take that over none at all. Though ideally i'd like to see something built, even if constraction-style, with a light brick hidden in the torso to create a flame effect through trans-orange/red accents.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    ^ I'd take a molded one anytime over a constraction-style one.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^ yeah... I can see that each has it's strengths and weaknesses. A solid mould would be small (relative to figs), extremely rigid in movement range, though might offer a generally fuller all-over appearance, if a little soft about the edges, perhaps.

    Whereas a brick/constraction built approach (i don't mean exactly like those hero factory's, but just incorporating the general idea for flexibility), would enable a more dynamic range of pose befitting the beast on screen, have a bit more otherworldly 'edge' to its appearance due to the slightly inorganic parts, benefit from individually moulded features (face, shoulders, feet, wings, torso, etc), and enable something much larger and imposing than the troll-sized mr blobby with wings that a single-moulded piece might be. And it could even incorporate lights/lightbricks due to the buildable nature of it.

    But it'll be a small miracle if they do it in any form. I'll take either, just to have it done.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    edited February 2014
    Needs some modification but I think this would be a good starting point #6203-1.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    jediami65 said:

    Needs some modification but I think this would be a good starting point #6203-1.

    I've actually looked at that figure before as a possible base to begin working with. I have little experience with HF though...do the pieces blend well with traditional bricks? It seems like the mix of pieces could look awkward at times.

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,485
    I've been building a 2-8-0 Steam Engine today (the first train I've built as 7-wide). I spent about 3 hours this morning and about 4 hours this afternoon/evening building it, both times completely underestimating the amount of time I'd been building.

    I just need to order some stuff from BL now...
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    @iccarus yep, my exact same problem too, no experience with any of them, so I dare not risk it in case it's money burnt, and I just can't work out how to take it to the next stage. But they look like a good base in theory, and appear to use some technic parts which should act as something of a bridge. I can imagine an official TLG-designed one with movie-accurate limb 'plating', head, etc, could look pretty good.
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    Okay, half way through 10188. First two boxes/4 bags completed. Starting box three/bag 5. As I've said before............Star Wars? I can take it or leave it. Stood in line back in 1977 to see the first one. However, this has to be the most fun lego build that I've had. The build is quite diverse and interesting. I've built the lego Taj Mahal, tower bridge, large Eiffel Tower, sydney opera house and all of the modulars. 10188 is way ahead of all of them. Truly, an enjoyable build. No missing pieces, minimal stickers non repetitive build. Great stuff, 10188. Btw, I still think 10243 sucks.
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    @paperbackwriter: what is so bad about #10243? I don't have it yet but it looks great.
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    I'll msg you, no need to start anything in this thread.
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    ^understood.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    edited February 2014
    picture Got 99 percent of the LEGO logo mosaic done. One more BL order and I am OK.
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    Anyone know of a good way to mount a baseplate to the wall? I don't want to use Kragle.
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    10188.....done. Nice, diverse build. No complaints. No missing pieces, no frustration, just an all around good product. And, yes, 10243 still sucks.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    *sigh* Wish I could reveal a little build I've thrown together over the last couple of evenings, for a local little Lego competition (not the tardis I just mentioned in the Dr. Who thread). Early March ...
  • DublinBay15DublinBay15 Member Posts: 7
    Still has the medium motor powering the front winch and the suspension height, but an XL motor was used for the rear winch. Very powerful, could pull the lego car vertically into the air. It has 5 pairs of LED headlights, which have been installed on their own switch instead of directly from the battery box. All of the body plastics, hood, doors, and fenders have been switched out with the parts from the Street Sensation (8448). Other parts have been changed from gray to red and white. The rims are special edition black rims, and I also have red custom rims that I have painted myself. Other miscellaneous items include two bottles of nitrous under the hood, and an air intake/supercharger on top of the engine block. The block has been converted to clear instead of gray. Exhaust has also been added, which extends all the way from the engine block and ends right before the rear tires on both sides. Pictures included that show the gray body are from when I was experimenting with the suspension, before I spent more than $100 on the new body parts. One item removed is a hitch that I installed previous to the rear winch. During the period with the hitch, the rear suspension was stiffened to accommodate the extra weight. Right now, the front suspension has been softened due to the light weight and inability to have suspension flex without extra pressure. Please give me any critical/positive feedback, as I take anything into consideration. Thanks
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Microfighters AT-AT!

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  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    @rancorbait that micro At-At is seriously good. Brilliant. It deserves an official release. I want one! :o)
    rancorbait
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ...And a snowspeeder to take it down! :o)

    GothamConstructionCo
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    @rancorbait Very nice will you be adding these to the LDD charity sale?
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    @jediami65 I could do that :o)
    carlqbluedragonGothamConstructionCo
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Microfighters V-wing:
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