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  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    Built this last night, AWESOME. Thanks again @ToddMyers! :)


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  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    And just finished these a few minutes ago. Still not done tinkering, had to abandon looking for the pieces I had in mind due to the need to prep some snacks.


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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    Found a MISB Construct-a-Zurg at the local thrift shop for $7.

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  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 183
    Thanks to my latest BL orders from Australia and Belgium I can finally assemble #7189 Mill Village Raid.



    I think this is all, except for 5 minifigs that I ordered today from a seller in Canada. I just can't decide about the two goats... they were in the usual price of 25 dollars each and still sealed. Will I cut open the sealed baggies to display those cute goats or not? Oh, dilemma's!
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  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    Built this last night, AWESOME. Thanks again @ToddMyers! :)


    Nice! Ah, childhood memories...I had that and #5928 when I was a kid. Loved them both but I lost the 5928 after we moved...
    LEGO_Dad77Lordmoral
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    KingAlanI said:
    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?

    They can be a little more difficult. The main issue is the sheer amount of pieces and time needed!
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    MaffyD said:
    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!)
    I also have a pile of sets to build, but I usually build quickly once I open the box. I have a similar problem with my BrickLink store - sets I intend to list and sets I've parted out where I need to actually sort the parts.

  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    Just finished the Caterham last night.   Its a beauty however it does have some rather delicate sections.  Definitely not suitable for play without losing a few bits.  That said mine will only be on display as I would imagine most will be.  Would have loved to have functional steering.  
    stlux
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 427
    ^ this is amazing. Please post some more pictures.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,085
    I'm hoping to take some better shots, but in the meantime, feel free to looking through my Flickr album.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157670364770645

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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    I started building the Dr. Strange set yesterday. It's pretty fragile while in progress (especially that central window) so I think they pitched the age range (starting at 7) about right, but once you get towards the end of the main structure it starts to feel sturdier.

    Lots of lovely details in it (I especially enjoyed seeing how they designed the bookcases, since I put some in an MOC recently and the set has a better way of stopping the books falling out), and so far the highlight is building the eldritch Lovecraftian horror - LOVE that tentacle monster! :D

    Last night we had a look inside the Palace Cinema and it doesn't look like it'll be too hard to build the monster into the screen, but I think I'll keep the Dr. Strange set intact for Hallowe'en and put some spooky lighting in...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,724
    edited October 2016
    ^ I'm using the set as a template for a portal monster in one of my windows.  Clearance pool 'noodles' at Target should make for serviceable tentacles...
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    I hope you'll post a pic of that when it's done! 
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited October 2016
    an army

    i need those cow horns now
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  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 792
    Currently building my Green Grocer, the only Lepin set I own. Brick quality surprisingly decent, though the colour coordination in the instruction booklet is terrible (tan becomes gold halfway through the books, and dark red and dark brown look exactly the same). In short, it feels like I'm building actual Lego. Noticed that there are tiny gaps between each brick though, so if you lit up the building you'd probably see light filtering through.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 884
    Jern92 said:
    Currently building my Green Grocer, the only Lepin set I own. Brick quality surprisingly decent, though the colour coordination in the instruction booklet is terrible (tan becomes gold halfway through the books, and dark red and dark brown look exactly the same). In short, it feels like I'm building actual Lego. Noticed that there are tiny gaps between each brick though, so if you lit up the building you'd probably see light filtering through.
    I think the colours in Lego printed instructions for CC and GG (or any set older than these) are just as bad, though TLG had come a long way as they have improved on it within the past few years.

    My Lego bricks can also see light through the gaps so it's not just a Lepin thing.
    catwrangler
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 736
    Just finished building #60131 "Crooks Island". I picked up the set cheaply in a bargain bin at Tesco. I was delighted with some of the parts used in the set: some interesting Olive pieces, a printed Wanted poster tile, a nice rock face piece, some nice crook minifigs, and many other useful parts. Overall a small but interesting build. Yes it came with another helicopter but even that was well designed.
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  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 254
    The bridge is made from the bases of the SW Collectable Figures packs that came in late 1999 and early 2000 if memory serves right. Kid me didn't know the collection method but he sure loved to take things apart. Now I am using a mix of both personalities (the one that cares sets and minifigures and the other that takes unwanted sets apart). That is indeed the Age of Ultron Hydra Fortress assault reporposed in the SW universe, in the right side the Empire is waiting (look at the MG nest and the wall) it's time to role out and destroy some militias left over from the CW on the left bank. 
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  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 397
    edited October 2016
    stlux said:
    Found all the bricks for my old #7824 Railway Station. (Well, technically some minor parts are missing, but nothing major that cannot be had from BL for a few cents)



    In contrast to most of my other childhood sets, this one is dirty. If I'd receive a set in this condition from BL, I'd not be pleased. However this way I feel it's a more accurate reflection of an actual train station, so might hold off washing these bricks for the moment... Would be very reluctant to order any food there though.


    Good choice @stlux - I love that set! I've actually just washed my #7824 set for the first time - it is one of my rare childhood sets that I never took apart and, as it's has been together for a good 30 years now, was overdue a good clean! I've not put it back together, but have a vague plan to try and 'winterfy' it in time for running the new Winter Train around the Christmas tree...
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  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 183
    Impressive set! It's on wish list right now. 
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Finishing #41122, got a replacement part a few days ago and this was the first time I got around to building. Might start #41121 afterwarwtr6ds ; already have #41120
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  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    edited October 2016
    Started (and finished) building the #10228 Haunted House yesterday. It was my first "big" building (I don't have any of the modulars, and the other buildings I've built are either facades or don't have interiors). Building the windows got a little repetitive, but they did vary a little bit so it wasn't too bad.
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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,791
    Just built #41177 The Precious Crystal Mine. Fun set, and a lot nicer looking than I anticipated from the official pics and box art. :)

    For fun, after building it I put together a LEGO Elves trolley problem. Because that gap in the tracks fits a mini-doll a little too nicely.
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  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 667
    ^ That is a thing of beauty! Congrats!
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    started building #75904
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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    This past week I put together the RV and the yacht from #31052 Vacation Getaways (two different sets). They both look great, but hands down to the RV.

    Also built #10244 Fairground Mixer. Like it a lot... and easier to store too!

    I don't think I'll be building anything this week as I'll be out of town next week... which means no build next week either.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    KingAlanI said:
    Finishing #41122, got a replacement part a few days ago and this was the first time I got around to building. Might start #41121 afterwards ; already have #41120
    I did finish both 41122 and 41121 that evening.

    The overall appearance of both sets is a great match. Details like the tree design are similar; for 41121, the fire pit stands out. However, I wish there was enough open space in the Tree House river for a raft. Due to the bridges, they look too hard to expand with more plates.

    It was nice to have an extra tent cover; I even built another tent with the same pieces in (mostly) different colors. However, I wish the end flaps stayed shut on their own.

    Friends can go nicely with similarly themed regular LEGO, in this case CMF S16 Hiker. (Ironically, it was Boy Scout camp experience that got me interested in these girl camp sets)

    They were both good deals once marked down.

    The overall 41121 build was straightforward but not too easy.

    I liked the signpost in Rafting that pointed to both the Tree House and Archery Range, and displayed the sets so as to make that sign accurate.

    All 3:

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/k4985f33909nwmq/0799_Adventure_Camp.jpg

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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    My latest build was the Red Skull's Sub, which was interesting throughout and good for picking up SNOT ideas. I was impressed with how sturdy the framework was from early on in the build; I suppose the fins might be a bit vulnerable, but it feels like the main body would survive boisterous play from the target audience. 

    In the end I only applied the sticker that goes on top of the cab (wheelhouse? what would you call that in a submarine?); I would've liked the Hydra logo on the sides but I didn't like how, if I re-used the parts, it would probably be at an odd angle. I also felt like the doors of the prisoner chamber didn't really need those energy bar stickers; again, I was thinking about future uses for the pieces. The Red Skull will just have to be subtle for once in his life. :P

    The finished model is really sleek and cool looking; I think it called out to me in the first place because it reminds me of old Space Police stuff with all the black and trans red. You get a great figure selection, too. So, um, it appears that I now collect Marvel Superheroes, which I had never intended to do. Oops? 
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    The finished model is really sleek and cool looking; I think it called out to me in the first place because it reminds me of old Space Police stuff with all the black and trans red. You get a great figure selection, too. So, um, it appears that I now collect Marvel Superheroes, which I had never intended to do. Oops? 
    That's a good set. I particularly like the rear end and prow. As for collecting Marvel now, I hear that disposable income is overrated!
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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,437
    edited October 2016
    Hi all, I am new to this forum, but have been collecting Lego for a very long time! I have just finished a 10187-1: Volkswagen Beetle but in brown/tan as opposed to the two hues of blue. I say finished, I still need to source the head lights and hub caps. I am currently building the below (well slowly sourcing parts for them).. 10240-1: Red Five X-wing Starfighter (97% of parts now) 10174-1: Imperial AT-ST (90% of parts now) 10242-1: Mini Cooper MK VII in Black (60% of parts now) A Lego Sculpture of a man pushing a ball (a forget where the moc is from) (40% of parts now) 21100-1: Shinkai 6500 Submarine (40% of parts now) 21101-1: Hayabusa (40% of parts now) 398-1: USS Constellation (65% of parts now) 21104-1: NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (1 part to find) A Lego model of my house! A Remote Control Tiger Tank, someone else’s moc (85% of parts now) Possibly Arvo’s Alien Chest Burster (depending on feasibility, so trying to find a parts list from these forums) In my back log of bought sets to build I have… 42009-1: Mobile Crane MK II 42043-1: Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 42054-1: CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC 70816-1: Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! 76023-1: The Tumbler 10214-1: Tower Bridge 75060-1: Slave I 10242-1: Mini Cooper MK VII 10226-1: Sopwith Camel And probably around 100 small sets including most of the Lego Ideas set, lots of Star wars and lots of Super Hero’s. I tend to buy a lot of sets, but don’t get around to building them. Instead I seem to gain more satisfaction from building alternate sets from parts that I source via bricklink. I was once an owner of a Taj Mahal, but I could not justify keeping it when offered £750 for it! Thanks TF
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,437
    D'oh, sorry about the one long paragraph, the system does not seem to recognize carriage returns and lists!!
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    Morning TF! That's quite a set of activities you've got going on there - all sound really interesting and would love to see some pictures when you've completed them. There's an introduce yourself section which you might want to post in (not required though) and looking forward to your contributions on the rest of the forum! Have fun!
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455

    Here's that Introduce yourself section:

    http://bricksetforum.com/categories/introduce-yourself

  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,437
    Thanks introduction posted! I will put some pictures of my brown/tan beetle and my green VW camper online once I get to a computer where the buttons for inserting pictures work!
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  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 133
    Halfway through a mosaic, the largest I've done so far. I think I'll run out of black...



    Can you guess what it will be?
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    ^ Duran Duran cover? looks a little like Rio. That's from memory though, so I could be way out...
    catwrangler
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,260
    ^That was my thought too.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,437
    Brown and tan vw. Still needs headlights and hub caps.

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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,437
    My campers. The green one still needs a few bits. Sorry about the carpet...


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