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  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,314
    ^  I have transported Lego all around the world and if you want to keep all of it in nice condition for the ride home in suitcases, my advice is:  1.  Double bag the pieces (ziplocs work nicely), 2.  Flatten the boxes for transport (although, a Tower Bridge box... that might be a bit unwieldy regardless!) and 3.  Instructions should go separately in a folder in your hand luggage.  Thus, my conclusion is, if you're gonna do all that anyway... why not build?  Just my experience, of course! :D
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp Member Posts: 1,021
    edited April 2015
    Just finished this little beauty, really enjoyed it. charming little build.

    Its been a while since ive built a average size set, is it now the norm to end up with so many spares?

  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    ^ Not quite had that many spares from sets I've built, but better to have spares & a complete build then be short a few pieces... Have had that issue with a few sets recently, worst is when you have a few spares & realise that a couple of those were meant be a different part. Best example would have to my Comic Con Luke's Landspeeder, got an extra silver 1×2 grate instead of a tan single stud 1×2 plate...
  • binaryeyebinaryeye Member Posts: 1,831
    All of the 1x1s and Technic bits are typical spares. The 1x2 jumpers, hinge plate, and 1x3 tiles are definitely uncharacteristic as extras. If I were you, I'd go back and check the part callouts at every step for each of those parts.
  • richlrichl Member Posts: 246
    Started in on #10937 last night. Love the prison truck and the entrance way. The gate's nice, but I'm not a fan of standalone bits like that (same with the one in #10228). Looking forward to finishing it off - or at least making a dent in it - tonight.
  • RennyRenny Member Posts: 1,145
    About to start building the custom Edoras set. I've had the pieces sitting in a big box for well over a year now. Finally have some available space that I will be able to display it.
  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    ^Glad you finally have the time and space.  Thanks again for the heads up on the reddish brown arches, I was able to get them before they got too spendy.   If you don't have enough Uruk-hai, you might rent @samiam391 's army. ;-)
  • RennyRenny Member Posts: 1,145
    edited April 2015
    Thanks @klatu003 :) No problem about the arches. Excited to finally get around to putting it together.  Sounds like @Samiam391 is amassing quite an army :) Fortunately I was able to pick up a whole bunch a year ago when the prices were somewhat reasonable (~$2-3 each).  I'll save those for the complete Helm's Deep build though (can't wait for the next 2 parts!).
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,506
    @Renny - Enjoy! *sigh*... that's what I should have done. I'm a fool to have waited so long. Even though I don't plan to build helm's deep for a year, I wanted to make sure I picked them all up now.

     @klatu003 - I've stopped buying... spent to much money on them! Once they all come in and I build Orthanc I'll post a picture. As a "fill in" moc until Kevin finishes Helm's Deep.
  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    @samiam391 - Your Orthanc is going to get dusty.
  • RennyRenny Member Posts: 1,145
    @samiam391, yeah prices are starting to get out of hand for Lotr army building.  I can't believe how much Rohan soldiers are going for now. I bought around 25 last year to put on the Helm Deep walls with plans to get a lot more later on but forget about that now :(
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,506
    @klatu003 - Unfortunately, you're right :(

    I have hopes that perhaps a year or two from now, the instructions will be complete and I'll be building...

     @Renny - Rohan soldier prices are absurd... I was able to get quite a few in bulk deals, but not enough to make the fight look "fair".
  • RennyRenny Member Posts: 1,145
    Look at the bright side, Helm's Deep was never a fair fight in terms of army size so it's actually more representative of the movie :)  I'm going to be using a mix of Rohan soldiers, the CMF series 3 Elves and some Kingdom/Castle kids/old men/blacksmiths to man the Keep (along with the heroes).  
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    I built #70163 yesterday. I was actually pretty impressed with it in terms of build, parts selection and details. I liked the stickers too, most of which I kept on the sheet for possible later MOC use. Good minifigs too. I think it was the pick of the bunch of wave 1 Ultra Agents. Of course it helped I picked it up nearly 50% off from Argos :-)
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair Member Posts: 2,710
    @Supertramp You have defiantly missed some steps; I have it built and I didn't have that many spares.
  • scrumperscrumper Member Posts: 317
    @SuperTramp assuming the offside door isn't hanging on only one hinge that must be an accidental extra. The 6 jumper plates might belong under the engine (page 8, book 2). The other steps using them are pages 19 and 24 in book 1 and page 10 in book 2. The tiles are used on pages 10 and 23 of book 1.
  • bendybadgerbendybadger Member Posts: 1,139
    Very well done on the Hulk. Looks great. Especially love how the hands slim down to attach to the arms like a real mini fig. Good work
  • Rsa33Rsa33 Member Posts: 156
    edited April 2015
    Fantastic build so far
  • nolatronnolatron Member Posts: 39
    Put this little guy together this afternoon.
  • TK2012WSWTK2012WSW Member Posts: 37
    Just finished #31032 to add a little excitement to the Palace Theatre.

  • namzepnamzep Member Posts: 42
    Building 60047 Police Station. Pics to come when finished.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,711
    Nothing right now, but I finished Vladek's dark fortress a few days ago. Was amazed by how huge it is, even my arkham asylum breakout or kingdom Joust look ridiculously small in comparison. Also, if it counts I made the minotaur collectible minifig yesterday.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    Kinda of a special build for me this week.. my last set on my want list from my dark ages #10189 Taj Mahal. It is bicklinked and the final result is spectacular. While I can understand the build to be boring, bricklinking it made it less so. As it is composed of dozens of smaller builds coming all together at the end, I was building what I could with each received package/order over the past month.

    Now hunting for display furniture :)

  • nolatronnolatron Member Posts: 39

  • Rsa33Rsa33 Member Posts: 156
    Shes getting there lol...

    The Taj Mahal is a beauty, definitely something I will bricklink in the future. I remember seeing them on eBay a couple of years ago incredulous at the price haha....oh well...looks beautiful coloradobricks :)
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    Kinda of a special build for me this week.. my last set on my want list from my dark ages #10189 Taj Mahal. It is bicklinked and the final result is spectacular. While I can understand the build to be boring, bricklinking it made it less so. As it is composed of dozens of smaller builds coming all together at the end, I was building what I could with each received package/order over the past month.

    Now hunting for display furniture :)

    Which pieces were the hardest to obtain via Bricklink?
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    @77ncaachamps there is not really difficult pieces to get, I used some different mold variation for the 6x6 dish, 1x1 plate with clip. I used different colors for some of the hidden technic pieces like the technic 6x8 & 5x5 brick in LBG and Black instead of white and yellow.
    The problem is the quantities of some pieces, they are available on BL but not in quantities required, I turned to B&P / PaB for those and a few others cheaper with LEGO than BL (like base plate, windows, etc)

  • gunther.schnitzelgunther.schnitzel Member Posts: 92
    Finished Grand Emporium last weekend, about 2/3 through Pet Shop and then starting on Parisian Restaurant.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 Member Posts: 1,016
    VorpalRyu said:
    now I have to track down a SDCC Micro-Scale Bag End & some of the retired Modulars
    The Micro-Scale Bag End is really easy to bricklink (unless she really wants a repeat figure AND exclusive box). But the set itself is really easy. I built one with pieces I had on hand. Just to fyi.
  • hkcrazy88hkcrazy88 Member Posts: 163
    Working on my Parisian! Last modular I have until we order the DO. Love them so much!!
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    Prepping for opening night of Avengers with the new Quinjet #76032 (4 out of 6 bags done) and Ultron Sentries #76029. Can't seem to find a Hulkbuster set though.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    Just finished the Phantom #5002939 to go along with my Ghost #COMCON039.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    @BrickDancer - I'm preparing for going to see Age of Ultron tomorrow by watching Avengers Assemble and building #76018 :-)
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    Latest  projects where I built both the mine and first night as accurately as possible from parts in my collection. I added 5 mini figure skeletons and the 2 free creepers to the mine. Next project might be to take some of the left over 2 x 3 bricks I have in LG and DG so I make a simulated creeper explosion hole.
  • dashofdashingdashofdashing Member Posts: 30
    I've just completed Kwik E Mart,next project is Witch King Battle or a Jurassic World set this Friday.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    @LostInTranslation have you watched it yet? I've been trying hard to avoid spoilers until we get it released here tomorrow. But did finally find a Hulkbuster set and that was a very satisfying build yesterday in the $30 range. 
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp Member Posts: 1,021
    One down, two to go :)

  • cheekymunk3ycheekymunk3y Member Posts: 108
    ^ Very jealous you got in there first on these @SuperTramp!  Been looking for a reasonably priced one for last couple of weeks.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    @BrickDancer - ah, no, my plans changed because of a family situation but hoping to go tomorrow or Saturday now .

    I'm too impatient and have read some spoilers but still excited to see the details!
  • Jern92Jern92 Member Posts: 893
    Made myself a large temple out of 2 sets of 70728.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    After some massive bricklink projects, I went smaller.. much smaller with #comcon033 Micro Scale Bag End. I actually got bricks for 3 of them so I am selling 2 if anyone is interested (check marketplace for details)

  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Love it love it love it.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp Member Posts: 1,021
    Turned down a roast beef dinner at the mother in laws today to finish my other two AT ST's,

  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    ^The tile between the 'eye' slits is in a different place in the middle one! Is that intentional?
    Such a tiny thing, but somehow the first thing I noticed...which says more about me, really...
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp Member Posts: 1,021
    No, not intentional,

    Well spotted.
  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 299
    Clearing the site to finally build the fire brigade while I order the rest of the parts for green grocer
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 Member Posts: 1,431
    I went against my "never buy Star Wars" rule and bought the Tie Fighter. After that, I'll pick up the X-Wing and that's it. I hope.
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