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  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited June 2014
    @carlq I built the #76022 X-Men vs. the Sentinel set last week and I agree that it is unfairly criticized. I would have loved a Blackbird on par with the Quinjet and a Sentinel the size of the Power Armor Lex mech, but the set packs a lot for the price.

    The jet looks much better in person and even the shape of the sentinel head, which I initially disliked, looks better too. Once you add in the minifigs, it's a steal.
    carlqMojoest
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Congrats, @KiwiLegoMeister, that's great news! Your tram is a gorgeous little design. I fully expect to see sets of this appearing on eBay within a few months...;-)
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    edited June 2014
    carlq said:

    Congrats, @KiwiLegoMeister, that's great news! Your tram is a gorgeous little design. I fully expect to see sets of this appearing on eBay within a few months...;-)

    ... and hopefully at a good premium! ....

    A key point is that the creation had to be 80 blocks or less, and preferably closer to 50. I was asked to reduce the piece count when it was short-listed, with my final design being 64 blocks. I don't yet know what further modifications have been applied.
    I look forward to getting a couple for prosperity ...
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    edited June 2014
    Here's a Maori Meeting House - a Wharenui. My daughter and her friend next door built it for a National Lego building competition.
    mocpages.com/moc.php/389917
    It didn't win, but I reckon it's pretty impressive ...
    If you want to see some examples of the real thing, refer history-nz.org/maori5.html
    legomatt
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    And here's an Opera House my daughter build for the same National Lego building competition.
    mocpages.com/moc.php/389915
    It grew over about 6 months, and I reckon it should have won!
    legomattSarahIsabella
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    I had that Lego feeling today when building a new computer, but with the potential dread of busting a really fragile £236 piece (CPU) when putting it in it's cage and applying the heatsink/fan. First one i've ever built. Long pause with baited breath after pushing the power button......thankfully everything worked. I'd rather be building Lego, much easier to fix a mistake.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    ^Next challenge - build a Lego computer! ;-)
    Seriously, though congrats on the PC build. I put my first one together last year (though sadly not for me!). Must be a pretty beastly machine if you spent £236 on the CPU!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    It certainly is a beast (i7 4770k). The case is double width, with a window on the side and probably plenty of room to stick a short Lego set in there below the motherboard and above the hot mount HDDs -it did cross my mind to put something in there made of Lego.
    bobabricks
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    This is the only forum I've ever come across where computer case sizes are measured in Lego sets. XD
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    She looks bigger than I thought!!
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836

    It certainly is a beast (i7 4770k). The case is double width, with a window on the side and probably plenty of room to stick a short Lego set in there below the motherboard and above the hot mount HDDs -it did cross my mind to put something in there made of Lego.

    Just have to make sure the window area is cool enough where the set won't melt
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    @KiwiLegoMeister be sure to bring a couple trams back to the forums to sell/ trade ;)
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936

    It certainly is a beast (i7 4770k). The case is double width, with a window on the side and probably plenty of room to stick a short Lego set in there below the motherboard and above the hot mount HDDs -it did cross my mind to put something in there made of Lego.

    Just have to make sure the window area is cool enough where the set won't melt
    You'd have bigger problems than that if your PC was getting hot enough to melt Lego...
    bobabricks
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    In the spirit of the season, I've been working on a little something ...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-moose/14206127520/

    I think it came out OK :-)

    Ian
    bluedragonLegoboyaimlesspursuitsLego_StarStormKittyBumblepantsCapnRex101legomattGothamConstructionCo
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ pretty cool. Basically the opening kick of the World Cup this year.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212

    @KiwiLegoMeister be sure to bring a couple trams back to the forums to sell/ trade ;)

    Haha - I'm definitely getting some for myself; I'm guessing, New Zealand is a small country; Christchurch is 3/4s of the whole country away from the main population base. They might only produce 1000 or so sets? Could prove quite rare ....
    I don't know all the specifics - Lego judged the winner, and are probably discounting or sponsoring the production cost; Don't know whether they will bag them up, or whether local volunteers will. I don'[t know enough about how these things happen.

    bobabricks
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    Finished the technic excavator yesterday and just dismantled diagon alley tonight. I'm severely running out of storage for pieces and I have more than 6 sets still to take apart comprising of over 11000 pieces.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    bluemoose said:

    In the spirit of the season, I've been working on a little something ...

    Part 2 ::
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-moose/14235905047/in/photostream/

    :-)

    Ian
    carlqaimlesspursuits
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 234
    Stagecoach #79108, trying to make the carriage smaller to fit the horses.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Done!

    The build was slightly dull because it's aimed at younger kids; the outcome is so great. I feel like a young kid again :)
    carlq
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,702
    I spent the entire Iran Vs Nigeria match building the Quinjet into a rectangle the shape of a Small Flat Rate Box for @carlq The top pieces are loose but I hope you have a brick separator or three ready for the rest of it :)
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    carlqrancorbaitGothamConstructionCo
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    No worries there, @Bumblepants‌ - I've got three different generations of brick separators lined up and ready to rock for this! ;-)
    rancorbaitBumblepantsGothamConstructionCobobabricks
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    ^^ Wow, that is impressive.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I just got the last of my Bricklink order to make this...
    I hope it turns the right way when I post this.
    carlqscrumperGothamConstructionCo
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    edited June 2014
    Set #384 above. My brother had one way back 40 years ago ... Got the instructions still in the family ..,.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,621
    Done!
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I am going to rebuild the Fire Brigade and the Haunted House again. Now that I can set them up on a table to make the start of my town street at last. I have PR coming in the mail, plus Town Hall, Palace Cinema and. Pet Shop on layby. I also want to make a memorial fountain garden in the centre of town. Should be good I reckon. I'll take pictures when it's set up.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I have just completed the first floor of the Parisian Restaurant, wow this is amazing. Two floors to go lol. I love how even the curtains are Lego. A definite must have.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    Just starting to hunt some parts down for a build my daughter is about to start. I need 56 pods ... (e.g. set #4437). mmmmm (and yes, I am checking out Bricklink). Also need maybe 10 or 12 large 48x48 grey base plates. I can feel wallet pain coming on. Fortunately, that should be about all I need to buy ...

    Any guesses out there on what is being built ....?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    edited June 2014
    After picking up an incomplete #4728 at a charity shop this afternoon, I've been working at melding it onto a mostly complete #4719. The top 'tower' isn't quite complete yet.

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    You can see that there is quite an overhang at the back, and I will probably try to put in a pillar or two to hold it up, though it balances fine as is. The inside furnishing is not complete - if you look on the 1st floor (second floor for Americans) you will see a couple of protruding orange/brown bricks. These will be anchors for furniture (bed or a table or something). The stone clad chimney (1st floor again - hard to see the fireplace due to the rubbish photos) is abit of an in-joke in our family, as when we moved into our current house, it had a really tacky fake stone chimney-breast.

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    carlqAdzbadboy
  • fenderbender336fenderbender336 Member Posts: 88
    Just built the Guardians of the Galaxy line and the Republic Gunship set 75021. I must say that I am most impressed by the Milano spaceship. It's a fantastic build, very detailed, and feels very solid. The RGS was a must have since I still own the original from 2002, and it didn't fail to impress, but the original will always be my favorite of the 3 variants.
    chuckp
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    ^Hah. Back when trains were my hobby, RGS meant Rio Grande Southern.
    fenderbender336
  • fenderbender336fenderbender336 Member Posts: 88
    ^ yeah ya know, my clone army needed a train haha.
  • andyrccarandyrccar Member Posts: 6
    Just finish building the 42026 and the video for it , will start building the 9391 after work
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited June 2014
    Built the GOTG #76019 Starblaster Showdown & #76021 Milano Spaceship this weekend. The 76019 was a neat little build, not bad for the price, but the Milano Spaceship is where it's at!

    Like @fenderbender336 said, very detailed and solid. If high swish-ability is something you look for, this is your set. It looks great and has 3 must-have GOTG figs, especially Drax. The torso printing is amazing. Definitely my favorite set of the year (so far).
    fenderbender336
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Just built this for a friend. Fairly happy with the outcome. :)

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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    Just finished a powered version of #10194 (Emerald Knight) that I received in a swap with member mdelleman. Also thanks to TheLoneTensor for the modification tips to make it a smooth running loco. My gearing to the drivers turned out different and I may try to LDD the mods so others can use it. Makes a world of difference!
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 725
    teamladd said:

    Just built this for a friend. Fairly happy with the outcome. :)

    Lucky friend :-)
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,059
    Just finished #4000010 Lego House. Lovely. Roll on 2016.
  • kyrotekkyrotek Southampton, UKMember Posts: 212
    I don't know what to build from my stash of sets... Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Monster Fighters or City. I don't have a great deal of room to display so sets get opened, built and put on the shelf for a month then broken down to make room for a new build. I have just as small an area for storage of unopened sets, just a pile of boxes on top and in the wardrobe, under and down the side of my desk. Its difficult to live with that situation and it makes it worse that my OCD makes me store sets as sets rather than part them out when putting them away.

    What to do?!? Arkham Asylum Breakout is sat in tubs, bought 2nd hand for (very cheap with minifigures!) right next to my desk too.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ Not sure how you store your broken down sets (or even new ones you know you are going to build) but flattening boxes and bagging parts is a more efficient way to store if you are space limited. Lots of wasted space in LEGO boxes.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    graphite said:

    ^ Not sure how you store your broken down sets (or even new ones you know you are going to build) but flattening boxes and bagging parts is a more efficient way to store if you are space limited. Lots of wasted space in LEGO boxes.

    I throw out all the boxes, I have no use for them.
    Once I have built my set, I dismantle and place the pieces in plastic containers with sealed lids. These are labeled and stacked on top of each other. They don't take up much space and look great all stacked up like that.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 746
    ^ You do know that Modulars are scared of the dark, don't you? The only way to store them is built. Preferably on a dedicated shelf or table ;-)
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    ^ Haha, now I feel bad about my fire brigades.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    Briking said:

    ^ You do know that Modulars are scared of the dark, don't you? The only way to store them is built. Preferably on a dedicated shelf or table ;-)

    Lol I have no where to store anything built at the moment. We have our house up for sale, and haven't found another house yet. But when I do all my modulars will be set up and stay that way.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    kyrotek said:

    I don't know what to build from my stash of sets... Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Monster Fighters or City. I don't have a great deal of room to display so sets get opened, built and put on the shelf for a month then broken down to make room for a new build. I have just as small an area for storage of unopened sets, just a pile of boxes on top and in the wardrobe, under and down the side of my desk. Its difficult to live with that situation and it makes it worse that my OCD makes me store sets as sets rather than part them out when putting them away.

    What to do?!? Arkham Asylum Breakout is sat in tubs, bought 2nd hand for (very cheap with minifigures!) right next to my desk too.

    Get a bigger house

    You too , BlueFairy ....
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320

    kyrotek said:

    Get a bigger house

    You too , BlueFairy ....

    Actually we have a 6 bedroom home at the moment, we are downsizing to a 2-3 bedroom one. But there are always Granny Flats and Garages lined and insulated. So we will always have a room for our Lego lol.

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,403
    My parents have brought across a lot of my old Lego from when I was a kid, including quite a bit of original classic space that I got from my cousin...
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,403
    edited June 2014
    This isn't all the Lego I had when I was a child (although it's all the large stuff), it's just what my parents brought across today. There's apparently quite a bit of smaller stuff still at their house.

    The post-it notes on some of them say what is missing from each set. I've added it all to a new BL wishlist in order to get it all over time...

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