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  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,938
    ^I love that! You've really captured the look of Hogwarts.
    stlux
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    josekalel said:
    Question for those of you with towns...Where do you get the 2x2 'concrete slabs' for your sidewalks?
    Do you mean the 2 x 2 tiles? Pick-a-Brick at Lego at Home, or BrickLink. Or have I misunderstood the question?

    Correct. For the Pick-a-Brick wall I need to travel about 3.5 hours...I think I should go the BL route. Thanks!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,983
    @josekalel
    Check Bricklink prices against [email protected] pick a brick as tiles in large quantities can often be cheaper from Lego themselves.
    BumblepantsSumoLegokiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited September 2016
    #60121

    its a cool set!

    hopefully i come around to build battle for ninjago city with my nephew on friday! but theres a lot of laundry and cleaning to do!
    did celebrate my 33th birthday like a champ!
    bluedragoncatwrangler
  • TheFormerBSCookTheFormerBSCook Western KyMember Posts: 1
    Thinking about re-building the 42009 Mobile Crane. But first must come 42042 Crawler Crane, and 42043 Mercedes Benz Arocs. I had a touch of cash that wasn't immediately ear-marked for a necessity, so I splurged a bit. I have a question, and if the answer is addressed elsewhere, I'm glad to learn: has anyone used one large battery (from a car or motorcycle) and ran wires to power multiple units like these? I find the prospect of buying 18 AA batteries, and then having them wear out quickly, not so attractive. Thanks! 
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Finished building #21030 United States Capitol Building last Friday. Here it is at my office with the rest of my Architecture sets... currently under a Mixels invasion.



    Will need to move the Big Ben to the third shelf when I get #21029 Buckingham Palace to keep them together.

    (Mixels will come home soon so the Architecture sets can be better appreciated)
    TheMaker37bluedragonkiki180703stluxcatwranglerpharmjodMooreFX
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Army building with CMF S16 Rogue. Up to 20. Usually I just assembled as is, but a head had spilled out of the bag l. Found it eventually but I grabbed one of my random minifig heads in the meantime. I continued with this semi MOCing.
    Good opportunity for female characters but that requires feminine printing rather than generic heads with feminine hairpieces. Also can't have anachronistic printing like a microphone headset.
    20 is too big for a 16x16 baseplate, and my 32x32s are blue, will need a workaround.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    @bobabricks I wouldn't try building on a moving vehicle even with a table. Too easy to lose pieces and get them dirty IMHO.
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 346

    These guys arrived the other day and I have finally been able to open up the box. Finally a bunch of Uruks to add to my small collection so when I finish @KevBrickstruct Helm's Deep, there will be a decent army facing the defenders. I've seen so many of these sell for $7-$10 apiece that when I saw a lot from an unopened shipping box that averaged about $4 each, I finally pulled the trigger. 
    bluedragonstluxJudgeChuckcatwranglerTheMaker37MooreFXRenny
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,199
    bandit778 said:
    @josekalel
    Check Bricklink prices against [email protected] pick a brick as tiles in large quantities can often be cheaper from Lego themselves.
    I just ordered 500 of them from [email protected], and need to order a few more...
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,116

    These guys arrived the other day and I have finally been able to open up the box. Finally a bunch of Uruks to add to my small collection so when I finish @KevBrickstruct Helm's Deep, there will be a decent army facing the defenders. I've seen so many of these sell for $7-$10 apiece that when I saw a lot from an unopened shipping box that averaged about $4 each, I finally pulled the trigger. 
    That a *lot* of mini catapults you'll have there! :-)

    How many Uruks were in the box in total?
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 346
    ^ It was a box of 50 polybags.

    The Uruks have a long way to go until they get all of the bags opened. Unless they are being tasked with destruction or hobbit-nappings, they tend to get pretty lazy. 
    stluxKingAlanIkiki180703
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,814
    Thinking about re-building the 42009 Mobile Crane. But first must come 42042 Crawler Crane, and 42043 Mercedes Benz Arocs. I had a touch of cash that wasn't immediately ear-marked for a necessity, so I splurged a bit. I have a question, and if the answer is addressed elsewhere, I'm glad to learn: has anyone used one large battery (from a car or motorcycle) and ran wires to power multiple units like these? I find the prospect of buying 18 AA batteries, and then having them wear out quickly, not so attractive. Thanks! 
    Never tried the thing with the large battery (I'd be a bit worried about safety, but hopefully someone else can confirm it one way or the other), but I do recommend rechargeable batteries for Lego/Technic motors. I have a couple of Energizer chargers that can each take 4 AAs and while the outlay is more expensive than you'd want, it saves money/hassle over the years if you do a lot with motors...
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    ^ It was a box of 50 polybags.

    The Uruks have a long way to go until they get all of the bags opened. Unless they are being tasked with destruction or hobbit-nappings, they tend to get pretty lazy. 
    Not the first time impatient Orcs have caused trouble. Saruman may have been in a rush to assault the Hornburg because he couldn't have held his army together for a siege.

  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    edited September 2016
    josekalel said:
    @LEGO_Dad77 Unfortunately my LEGO Reinassance started about a year ago, so I didn't get into looking for specials or polybags until a few weeks ago...but now I know better.
    I think they're readily available here and eBay, but here's what it looks like:



    chrisalddin said:

    you know what.
    i have seen this set, in review's, on the box art, in lego official image's.
    this is the 1st image i seen that make me have a almost pathological need to own this set. 
    Aww, shucks. :D That made my night. Cheers all! Happy Force Friday!
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 197
    Just been putting together the Rogue One sets (aside from the TIE Striker, which the store didn't have, I'll pick that up next week somewhere).  Good builds all, although Krennic's shuttle is going to be incredibly problematic to display - it looks so good in flight, and so mediocre with its wings up, that I'm just going to have to build some kind of colossal technic stand for it.  (Although come to think of it, pop off the skids and it could connect directly to the landing legs, that'd simplify things...  Must go, building to do.)
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,326
    the ferrari F40. I think it's the most complex model I built so far. unless it gets simpler with the  2nd bag.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,846
    Still no pics on my Batcave/Wayne Manor (sorry!)...Still tweaking and deciding how big I can get it.

    Can't decide between 80 x 48 studs cave footprint or 64 x 48 studs. Ideally i'd the Wayne Manor to be the larger size, but I don't think the cave could take the weight of a 2 storey manor of that size. Just spend 2 hours messing on with it, if I commit to the smaller size i've probably got a few hours work left on the cave.

    The periphery will be sturdy enough, but the floor of the Manor that would be around 24 x24 studs above the Bat Computer's reactor doesn't have much support. Trying out a double technic beam frame above it that will tie in to a back wall much like the inside back wall of the set's Wayne Manor section.

    My parts bin for the project currently includes the parts from 3 full batcave sets + 2 additional Wayne Manor sections, a load of reddish brown pieces for the Manor's wooden hallway and a stack of medium dark flesh brick patterned 1x4 and 1x2 bricks.

    Maybe i've bitten off more than I can chew here - a cutaway accurate office with the batpoles etc above a big batcave might've been more than enough. Might have to consider a few lightbricks too - it'll be pretty dark in that cave. I need to work a hinge in there somewhere too to open it up.
    catwranglertallblocktoo
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 318
    @Thoughtsonblocks, I noticed your brick storage boxes.  I have been using those too.  I haven't bought any of the deeper ones.  Do you have any experience with those?
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    If your talking about the black and yellow ones, they have worked well enough.  I have a couplenof the deeper ones for larger groupings of items.  The only problem with them for me is storage.  All i have for space right now is to stack them on top of each other.  The hastle is pulling them all out to get to the one i need.  Having them on a shelf sitting upright would be ideal.  Also, the lid doesnt move back enough when opened so it tends to fall closed constantly.  But i love the removable, modular nature of the yellow compartments.  
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 318
    I don't have too many of them yet, but I like that I don't have to try to fish pieces out of the compartments. 

    I think I will pick up a couple of the deeper ones to try.
    I have been using them for sorting of used sets as well as storage.  I was disappointed that the bins can only fit in the same size box.

    They are ideal for travel though, and I really like that.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Part of the fun of being an AFOL is doing LEGO stuff you weren't able to as a kid.

    Started #41122 Adventure Camp Tree House, my largest official set.
    The medium azure 16x16 plate is curved, the first time I've had a damaged or missing part. The replacement parts page was fairly easy to find and use. I built as much as possible without it, through bag #2. I didn't want to build around it and have opened half-used bags
    I took a reddish brown 1x8 for my collection of common shapes by color. The spares I had handy were original brown 1x2's.
    I put the Joy minidoll for variety in a crowd scene. I replaced it with legged versions of Ariel and Alana from #41063 Ariel's Undersea Palace. The bikinis seemed appropriate for the river part of the set anyway.

    @AustinPowers I also improvise with MOCs based on piece supply. Now that I'm an adult, I have more, so that isn't much of a factor. I'm not a Trekkie, so I can't judge it on realism, but it still looks pretty good in and of itself.

    @Thoughtsonblocks A castle MOC is something I want to do, to go with all the small medieval sets I have. I might use your picture as inspiration. I'm going to try looking at the instructions for official castle models like #9471 and #9474 .
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 197
    And that's the TIE Striker done for the full Rogue One range.  Gotta say, those are some impressive wingspans.  (The shuttle stand turned out a treat.  Feels like a vindication for Engineer logic: "Use Lego. That don't work? Use more Lego.")
    starwars4everdspigel
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Did more of #41122 after all. Didn't want the sealed bags kicking around either; I put what I couldn't finish in a ziploc bag. There's a lot I can do without the river plate (particularly on bags 3,4 and 5), and I can assemble some of the things that would go on the river.

    I love the detail. I was a bit confused on what went where, the first time I've had even minor difficulty with a build, and I liked the challenge. I had to reverse the roof halves because the slopes were pointing upwards. Much of the set has assemblies that looked like they'd be too hard to disassemble.

    The clip and arm setup on the halves of the treehouse was a great idea so the model can be easily rearranged but still stay put. I also liked halves of a hinge being separate colors, a missed opportunity for multipart hinges.

    However, like usual:
    Most instruction steps were small and almost.
    It's frustrating that minidolls can't sit/lay down, and the furniture with a smooth tile surface doesn't work.
    A bunch of small pieces inflated the piececount.

    Expanded my color collection:
    Reddish brown 2x6 - like the 1x8, I replaced it with original brown. That was nice variety, like the official set's use of reddish brown, dark brown and dark orange.
    Light bluish gray 2x3 - I had 1x2 and 2x2 in that color. This got me to sort the bluish out of my light gray bags.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    To all of you MOCing and doing all your own stuff...Do you usually do your MOCs with pieces from sets or from LEGO's PaB? If you choose from PaB, how much is your allowance for those, how much money do you spend on single bricks?
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,983
    josekalel said:
    To all of you MOCing and doing all your own stuff...Do you usually do your MOCs with pieces from sets or from LEGO's PaB? If you choose from PaB, how much is your allowance for those, how much money do you spend on single bricks?
    To be honest, it depends on the parts or what you are planning to build.

    For projects with specific bricks in mind Bricklink and Brickowl are usually your best option.

    For Large quantities of certain parts (tiles, some of the longer technic bricks or rarer parts out of recently discontinued or current sets) the PAB selection or Bricks and Pieces on the [email protected] website can sometimes work out cheaper than paying lots of shipping costs on the other two sites. 

    The PAB wall in a BAM store can often be useful for general bricks, greenery and smaller parts but it really is pot luck with what is available although if you get a helpful member of staff they will check out the back to see if they have what you want, even if it's not out on the wall yet.    
    josekalel
  • AaronLeeAaronLee US, western seaboardMember Posts: 1
    I'm mostly trying to plan out some personal architecture miniatures. I love the actual sets and have Times Square and the UN so far (was really hoping the Tokyo capsule tower would get into the set but oh well.) Taipei 101 is a pretty awesome building for a number of reasons and I've seen a few attempts, but I'm not a huge fan of them.

    This is all I've got so far, I'm pretty proud of the mall roof, but I'm not sure if I'm feeling the rest of it yet. I'm thinking of seeking some feedback.

    I'm not sure my background's that interesting, but I may make an Introduce Yourself post later on. It's nice to meet you all! ^.^

    Aanchirmadejp86MegtheCatcatwranglertallblocktookiki180703
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,242
    edited October 2016
    Alternatively he's just keeping a safe distance from Unisithy. Or wondering "What on earth?! I'm a mythical creature, but what is THAT?!"
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    ^Such a cool looking dragon!  I need to unbox and build mine soon!  
    stluxkiki180703
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 803
    Been trying to assemble a penguin army. So far I have 3 Penguin suit guys and 5 Wildlife photographers. Need way more of them though
    stluxcatwranglerricecakeMegtheCatkiki180703Lordmoral
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,242
    Next I'll build #70734 Master Wu Dragon. Eager to find out whether they will be able to get along.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,238
    Just built the gateway from the new Ghostbusters Dimensions set #71242 - its simple, but a fun little build. Makes me want to do some custom Dimensions gateways,.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Been slowly working my way through #10246 Detective's Office this week. Just a bag a night, which has really let me enjoy the build. 
    josekalel
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 359
    A Modular building.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,326
    does that count? after all it is also a modular building.

    catwranglerkiki180703josekalel
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 748
    Started building the modular houses from The Lego Neighbourhood book.  Now just waiting for the PAB and Bricks&Pieces orders to arrive.
    pharmjod
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 767
    Been slowly working my way through #10246 Detective's Office this week. Just a bag a night, which has really let me enjoy the build. 
    Your patience is commendable. When I got my first modular building, the Parisian Restaurant, I got off my shift at work at 11pm and finished the build at 2am! I have a hard time letting something go until it is done. :)
    catwranglerKingAlanIBuriedinBricks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Been slowly working my way through #10246 Detective's Office this week. Just a bag a night, which has really let me enjoy the build. 
    Your patience is commendable. When I got my first modular building, the Parisian Restaurant, I got off my shift at work at 11pm and finished the build at 2am! I have a hard time letting something go until it is done. :)
    I haven't done a modular yet but I usually build a couple bags at once. Are modular bags larger and/or more difficult, or are there just more of them?

  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    Ooh, I can put off building a set for weeks, months even. In my office (the holding pattern for all my 'new' sets before being built) I have this lot:



    In the bag is the castle ballista freebie, and the Louvre box is on top of it (but I've managed to build that one!)
    catwranglerTheMaker37KingAlanI
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    been working on my Deli MOC over the past's day's.
    i have the 1st draft of the building shell done.
    but have already seen part's i would like to rebuild better.
    i will keep on tweeking it until i am happy. 
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