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  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 825
    Just picked up #8293 Power Functions Kit. Having a play about with it to get familiar with how it works.

    Would like to have my Orange VW Camper have working lights and movement. Will probably be picking up extra Power Functions to do this.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Working on the Imperial Hotel right now. Interesting to say the least
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2014
    Someone asked a question regarding the gearbox for the Berkshire steam engine above and how to prevent the drivers on either side from jamming, so I thought I'd share the solution here. I used the same gearing concept as the Emerald Night, but extended it to power two axles, thus keeping everything in sync. A pic of the gearbox is attached.

    Note, this also employ's ThomasB's gearing improvement for the EN http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=28273&st=75

    Incidentally, If you have #10194, you should seriously consider...

    1) The mod above
    2) This mod: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=37468
    3) Swapping the 5L drive rod lift arms with 7L lift arms

    Those three, relatively minor upgrades serve to make the engine run much more smoothly.
    klatu003ecmo47
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I just had fun building the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I always wondered how they got it to lean that way...the Lego set not the actual tower. I like how you got to build it straight, then added the lean at the end. Very clever. I recommend this one.
  • ajm390ajm390 Nelsons own CountyMember Posts: 38
    Starting work tomorrow on 10218 Pet Shop. By all accounts the best of the modulars so I'm looking forward to it
  • RobFryRobFry Member Posts: 5
    Just finished building the Parisian Restaurant and absolutely loved it - so many details! The only other modular I have is the Pet Shop but I've also expanded the Daily Bugle to fit in line with the modulars so my street doesn't look too empty while I save up for the next building...
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Have barely started the Garbage Truck from set #70805, already built the Trash Chomper.
  • MommaLaMommaLa Member Posts: 21
    #6869 quinjet battle just started, it should be a fun build. I'm more excited to finally start my lotr builds since hubby finally promised to build me book cases.
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    Just finished combining two PRs and the remnants of a GE (along with a few bits and pieces) to make a full 32 wide PR. It was fun and I developed a lot more respect for those who make modular MOCs. Except, that is, for the MOCs that look like a shoebox turned on its end. :-) My PR probably wouldn't appeal to most as it basically has TH deminsions.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,524
    @Paperbackwriter Post a picture of it in the new MOC thread. We might find it interesting.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    Put together #60009 over the weekend with my daughter. She has moved on from Friends to City Police since there are not any new Friends sets out that fit into her Heartlake City setup.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 759
    Built the #9468 Vampyre Castle that I picked up in the Tesco promotion the other week. Enjoyable enough to build, but not sure why I bought it...
  • talostalos Member Posts: 49
    I just opened and tried to put together #853195 the brick calendar, I am missing the '10' brick, so had to order it. I got a plain white 2x2 brick instead, so until I get the missing one, I have a white space where the 10th should be. LOL.

    I also have the City set 'Town Square' to build, #60026 which looks like fun, I wanted the bus and motorcycles mostly from it.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    Just finished building #10243 with both my wife and daughter. I was a very interesting build, and we learned that my not yet 7yr old can actually put together most of a 16+ expert creator set by herself.
    Yodalicious
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Just finished off this bad boy. Was a fun but slightly tricky build. Not normally Ito technics but do love the F1

    Dougout
  • StuckTogetherStuckTogether Member Posts: 42
    edited April 2014
    Airport Shuttle monorail #6399 and #6921 add-on track, but I keep having to take time out to hunt for missing pieces - I have a pile of about 4000 waiting to be sorted and hope I have the pieces
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Next job in our house was going through a big bundle we bought. 2 of the sets me and my non lego fan wife started going through last night.

    They were the Creator Ferris wheel and the USC Bat Mobile.

    I'm hoping this will turn her!
    Bumblepants
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    teamladd said:

    Next job in our house was going through a big bundle we bought. 2 of the sets me and my non lego fan wife started going through last night.

    They were the Creator Ferris wheel and the USC Bat Mobile.

    I'm hoping this will turn her!

    Ahhh Lego heaven for me. I love sorting Lego, even volunteered at my daughters house while babysitting.
    TheBrickLadd
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,129
    Currently between builds as I am "rebuilding", rather, renovating at home. Although next on the list is Palace Cinema - any good pointers or things to look forward to?
  • donnyman1972donnyman1972 Member Posts: 1
    Currently building the Grand Emporium. I am really getting into these modular buildings. I wish though I had discovered the modular buildings a few years ago as I would love to have built the Green Grocer and Café Corner. The prices of these sets are a tad on the high side.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Tonights build is going well, working on #3721 Lego all over the bed, hoping the wife doesn't come up too soon! Eek.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Fabuland?! I hope you're kidding! ;o)
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I am just about to start on my VW Camper Van.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844

    Fabuland?! I hope you're kidding! ;o)

    Oops typo. #3723 is what I meant. :)
    rancorbait
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    What am I building right now?
    A wharenui. A Maori Meeting house. Maori are the indigenous / native people of New Zealand. Going well, and about to attach the roof structure.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,506
    ^put it in the Moc Thread when you finish please? I would really enjoy seeing that.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    edited April 2014
    I will in due course; All done now except for Maori carvings. Do them on the weekend. But it might go into a competition before I 'publish' on my MOCPage. Might delay piccies a month or so.
    Oh, and I have to dig out some 'brown' minifigs. Thanks to was-it-Indiana Jones, I've got some ... Sadly they're probably clothed, so I might struggle to 'dress' them in native Maori outfits ....
  • StuckTogetherStuckTogether Member Posts: 42
    8065-1: Mini Container Truck

    My first attempt at a "new" style Technics (all my other are at least 20 years old) - I'm impressed that such a small set could be so creative. Great leaning experience, at 80% done, I realized the first axle I put in was the wrong one and I had to semi-disassemble and repair.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320

    8065-1: Mini Container Truck

    My first attempt at a "new" style Technics (all my other are at least 20 years old) - I'm impressed that such a small set could be so creative. Great leaning experience, at 80% done, I realized the first axle I put in was the wrong one and I had to semi-disassemble and repair.

    I'd like a $ for every time I've done that...I'd be rich. I have learnt to double check some things now, especially the unusual shaped ones that have similar looks. I don't assume it's the right piece until I double check lol

  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    About to start on 70709 Galactic Titan. I picked up 6 Galaxy Squad sets at half price or better at a local discount store, and this is the last one. After that, who knows!
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,520

    8065-1: Mini Container Truck

    My first attempt at a "new" style Technics (all my other are at least 20 years old) - I'm impressed that such a small set could be so creative. Great leaning experience, at 80% done, I realized the first axle I put in was the wrong one and I had to semi-disassemble and repair.

    You should get a mini mog to go with it #9390.

    Good excuse to get the full size unimog model then.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,520

    About to start on 70709 Galactic Titan. I picked up 6 Galaxy Squad sets at half price or better at a local discount store, and this is the last one. After that, who knows!

    The Galactic Titan is a nice model.
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310

    About to start on 70709 Galactic Titan. I picked up 6 Galaxy Squad sets at half price or better at a local discount store, and this is the last one. After that, who knows!

    The Galactic Titan is a nice model.
    Yeah, I'm quite looking forward to it. The whole range has been a pleasant surprise really. I'm browsing Ebay to get the others.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    The Black Pearl. It's been a long time coming.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited May 2014
    ^aw man, that reminds me, I've also got my black pearl still in its box, waiting for the moment i choose to set sail.

    *does not float*

    Wow, Lego did quite a job on me with that warning, it's really quite persistent. Soon as I thought about a lego ship *does not float* just auto-pings into my head. :oS
    carlq
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ What do you mean it doesn't float?!? Now it's useless to me!

    But seriously, been a very long time since I've built a LEGO ship. Enjoying it so far.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,430
    We used to solved that problem with some well placed plastic wrap in the hull. Used to make Lego swimming pools that way too.
    legomatt
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    Just started the new Sandcrawler - bags 1 and 2 done and I have a base with steering mechanism.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548

    We used to solved that problem with some well placed plastic wrap in the hull. Used to make Lego swimming pools that way too.

    I never considered trying to make them float, but what a great idea.

    Actually, how come Lego have never done motorized hulls? I can imagine that being a popular amongst afols thing. Motorized remote-controlled Lego ships and boats, maybe even with little firing cannons and targets that flip down when hit. Or light-sensitive laser things to record 'strikes'.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,289
    @legomatt - A few boats have been motorized using this piece, although they were not remote control as far as I am aware.
    legomatt
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    edited May 2014
    Just got done with these :)
    legomattcarlqYodalicious
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited May 2014
    @CapnRex101 I half expected someone to say they had done. I remembered the 'lights and sounds' boats that came out when i was younger, but had no idea they'd motorized any. Just the two sets looks like it was an experiment that didn't take off... because that would make them aqua-planes. :oD

    *Baddum-Tssh*

    ^That Sebulba's podracer looks absolutely gorgeous! I never picked that set up, as i couldn't quite justify it to myself (i don't have plans to recreate much prequel stuff in my SW display), but it's slowly working its way to being a 'hmmm, maybe i should've' set. It's such a good recreation.
    carlq
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Just finished this bad boy. Now to start on next one which will be a batman version!
    carlqtheLEGOmandoomer72GothamConstructionCo
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 759
    Just sitting down to build #5891 Apple Tree Cottage. I've got 3 copies, so may actually build all 3 versions.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,506
    Just finished Haunted House. Just awesome, I think I will have to take a break for awhile as everything else will seem rather lame by comparison.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    Just starting #10024 Red Baron.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I started recently rebuilding the Skull's Eye Schooner. I wanted it ever since I got back into LEGO a few years ago.

    However, I'm not simply bricklinking the pieces. I am recreating it in new colors and new build techniques. I am appreciating it a lot more. Plus I have a lot of the newer colored pieces so it works out cheaper in the long run. The only snag will be creating my own sails.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,797
    Been building a small branch line railway station. It's expandable, with pins connecting each platform part. The main part (with the building) is complete, except for about 4 bricks. It shall be touring the Lego shows later this year ;)
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,520
    Nice, a kind of Modular Station.
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