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What are you building right now?

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  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    blogzilly said:
    That Chesty is TITS!

    I just finished my first mod of sorts. I altered the Friends Hot Dog Stand to be more ManCave Friendly. Not really a MOC, but me gettin there...


    Looks great! Makes me wanna do the same mebbe...

    Best part of that whole build is the Hot Dog Guy having pissed-off face. XD
    stluxcatwranglerTheMaker37kiki180703
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Thanks...I just thought about every vendor I've ever encountered. ;)
    LEGO_Dad77SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Here's my Ultimate Spider-Man showdown scene of all the various Spiders versus the gallery of villains. Was real difficult to take a good picture though.
    josekaleltallblocktookiki180703
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @BrickDancer that looks great! I already have the Bugle, and have been wondering about getting the bridge...now I really want it.



    Finally decided to spend some time building #31052...it's a great build and it looks amazing. 
    TheMaker37tallblocktookiki180703snowhitiebrumey
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Then you're in luck, because the Bridge set is on sale at TRU for $79.99 right now plus the $25 GC coupon for a >$100 purchase combo' with the free A-Wing Pilot makes for a good time to buy. 
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    On a ranting note...am I the only one that's somewhat annoyed by the lack of quality control for the instruction booklets? I understand in the near future we'll only have them online, but still...

    Colors aren't consistent, and in one of the first few pages, pieces in color blue were displayed as purple in the same page...also, distinguishing between some colors is a bit difficult sometimes. Maybe it's just me. 
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,271
    ^Which instructions have been bad?

    Can't say I've noticed any issues with printing/colours here.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    josekalel said:
    ......I understand in the near future we'll only have them online, but still...


    Where did you hear that? That would be interesting to discuss (on it own thread).
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @ecmo47 That was just a thought; I was thinking of how things 'might' be in the future with LEGO. I mean, I'm sure paper instructions will never go away, but I would be OK to have e-nstructions (see what I did there?) than deal with more paper and the need for more space to put them away (and this is coming from someone who can't let go of physical media such as paper books, CDs, and blu-rays).

    I honestly think LEGO should push for biodegradable bags and for people to recycle the boxes. IMO, of course.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,268
    lol, seriously, instructions are hundreds of pages thick, don't tell me TLG is trying to save paper XD
    KingAlanI
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    I'd rather have an app with 3D e-nstructions :p

    Again, what I said was based on my small negative experience yesterday. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    On-line instructions could save Lego quite a bit in costs but I'm sure that there is a significant market (South America?) that does not have computer access. Lego would would not want to miss out on that.
    catwranglerKingAlanI
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    @ecmo47 that's some dedication to safe transport right there.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    Had to do it! I can only admire it so much at home. I've got a decent shop so making the case was not hard for me to do. 
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    ecmo47 said:
    On-line instructions could save Lego quite a bit in costs but I'm sure that there is a significant market (South America?) that does not have computer access.
    Hopefully that was a (poor taste) joke.
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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    ecmo47 said:
    And now back on topic (sort of). I'm taking the Nebulon-B to a small comicon in Wilmington, NC tomorrow. I built this case to transport it. Hopefully it will survive the journey!


    Back to the subject of instructions. Do you have any for that beast? it's awesome!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,148
    TheFew said:
    Back to the subject of instructions. Do you have any for that beast? it's awesome!
    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/cjd_223/mortesvs-ucs-nebulon-b-medical-frigate
    TheFewkiki180703
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    stlux said:
    TheFew said:
    Back to the subject of instructions. Do you have any for that beast? it's awesome!
    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/cjd_223/mortesvs-ucs-nebulon-b-medical-frigate
    Many thanks. I can see another few days being lost to sorting through parts now!!
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    That frigate is amazing. Is a parts list available to look over before buying the instructions for 50 bucks? Not that I think that's a bad price, but I am so far from having the parts I am curious what it might take to get there. 
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    The parts list can be found four posts up in the url provided by stlux
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Thanks I'm a moron. 
    TheFewkiki180703SprinkleOtterMaffyD
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    ecmo47 said:
    On-line instructions could save Lego quite a bit in costs but I'm sure that there is a significant market (South America?) that does not have computer access. Lego would would not want to miss out on that.
    And the colour reproduction is usually poor onscreen (I have a very good monitor which is correctly set up). When I bricklinked my UCS MF it was hard to distinguish DBG from black going off the PDF on computer, until I printed the manual out at work and put a fiver in the charity box.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    edited October 2016
    blogzilly said:
    Thanks I'm a moron. 
    Steady now.. that's my job!
    SprinkleOtter
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    TheFew said:
    blogzilly said:
    Thanks I'm a moron. 
    Steady now.. that's my job!
    LOL. What blows my mind is that I have a higher percentage of bricks to build the Frigate than I do on some other official LEGO UCS Star Wars sets I'd been looking into trying, even with my measly inventory. I'm guessing MOCs maybe use less hard to find parts? Or some designers try to anyway...
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    blogzilly said:
    TheFew said:
    blogzilly said:
    Thanks I'm a moron. 
    Steady now.. that's my job!
    LOL. What blows my mind is that I have a higher percentage of bricks to build the Frigate than I do on some other official LEGO UCS Star Wars sets I'd been looking into trying, even with my measly inventory. I'm guessing MOCs maybe use less hard to find parts? Or some designers try to anyway...
    I hope you are correct as it  may be a pleasant suprise when i start searching my bricks. Lego do seem to try to use a number of unique and hard to find parts in their sets. Probably to try to stop people building them themselves.. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    Blogzilly: The Neb has 5738 parts split up into 531 lots. The rarest "should have" part is 4424 LBG barrel. I say "should have" because you can sub in part 64951 but you would have to paint it because it does not come in LBG. You should read the thread on Eurobricks where Neb builders discuss problems, challenges and parts substitutions. 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,919
    Just out of interest, I had a look to see how many parts I would need build the Nebulon-B and was quite surprised that without my sets, I have 58.4% of the parts needed (subbing LBG barrels for the Light grey ones I have).
    As I still have a few outstanding bricklinked projects to build and am in no rush, I might add what parts are required to a seperate wishlist and take the slow and steady approach to get the rest of the parts required as and when I place other orders.  
    Surprisingly, I'm only missing 482 parts if i ripped my sets apart to build it, but that  isn't going to happen because I'm weird like that. :)
    TheFewkiki180703
  • Peter1975Peter1975 DeventerMember Posts: 164
    Today was a good day for  the Winter Holiday Train #10254 with to modify it with My Own Train #10153. What do you think?
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    edited October 2016
    Continued Brick Bank number 2 bags. Also did #30396 . I put the minidoll in my #41105 audience MOC and decided to use the food cart as a concession stand. It's a small build, so I assembled it by looking at the picture, the first time I've done so.
    Fauch said:
    lol, seriously, instructions are hundreds of pages thick, don't tell me TLG is trying to save paper XD
    If they wanted to save paper, they could put more pieces in an instruction step. :P

    As for electronic instructions, that could be a problem even if you have access. Phone screens can be hard to use for various large projects. LEGO building (especially big models) might be something to do away from a computer or while experiencing technical difficulties.


    LEGO_Dad77catwrangler
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    Heck, I did today's building because my WiFi was acting up.

    Didn't finish Brick Bank 2 bags, a lot of other stuff I wanted to do.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,802
    KingAlanI said:
    Continued Brick Bank number 2 bags. Also did #30396 . I put the minidoll in my #41105 audience MOC and decided to use the food cart as a concession stand. It's a small build, so I assembled it by looking at the picture, the first time I've done so.
    Fauch said:
    lol, seriously, instructions are hundreds of pages thick, don't tell me TLG is trying to save paper XD
    If they wanted to save paper, they could put more pieces in an instruction step. :P
    They do, depending on the set and it's target age range. Ninjago and Elves instructions tend to have more parts per step than City and Friends instructions. Creator Expert sets often have a whole lot of parts per step at certain points in the build — Brick Bank has an average of around 9 parts per step, but some steps have 30 or more!

    Older sets are often upheld as having more challenging instructions than newer ones, but older sets tended to use a lot of extremely basic studs-up building, fewer colors, and very little Technic, so there wasn't as much room for confusion in the builds themselves. There were even some classic sets with printed studs on the baseplates specifically to simplify building.

    LEGO has great pride in the clarity of their instructions, so while they certainly care about not wasting resources, making instructions clearer is not necessarily a waste in their eyes even if it means more steps/pages.
    catwrangler
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    edited November 2016
    Just got my PAB order and decided to build a sidewalk to my 32x32 base plate, what do you think of my basic sidewalk design?



    I plan to build #31036 Toy & Grocery Shop and #31050 Corner Deli in it. 

    EDIT: To the right it's gonna be Palace Cinema, and to the left, the Pet Shop. 
    LEGO_Dad77stluxcatwranglerTheMaker37kiki180703
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 427
    At our house it's out with the Monster Fighters, in with the Minecraft.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 427
    Will try to build from collection & see how close I get to #6970 Beta-1Command Base. Have the gray antenna but not 2 crater plates, & HAD the blue wall panel but it went missing after I loaned my LEGO to my nephew yrs back.  :(
    JudgeChuck
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,092
    gelkster said:
    Will try to build from collection & see how close I get to #6970 Beta-1Command Base. Have the gray antenna but not 2 crater plates, & HAD the blue wall panel but it went missing after I loaned my LEGO to my nephew yrs back.  :(
    That's my favourite set of all time... :-)

    I have to say though, that the crater plates and monitor screen wall are fairly crucial to the whole set... ;-)
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342

    Poor man''s King Piggies Castle with my daughter . She loves the" egg ride to the basket play"
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77tallblocktoo
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    As soon as she was done with the play, I proceeded with my secret designs on it 

    Behold the Poor Man's Piggies Castle ----> Despirate Man's Helms Deep

    starwars4evercatwranglerTheMaker37
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    space duds.
    theres even a "i got a hole in my chest"-dud

    josekalelcatwrangler
  • VortexVortex Pakistan/USMember Posts: 342
    edited November 2016
    Poor Man's King Piggies Castle ... because it is indeed Lepin . My first and I dare say , after building it ... I sense a disturbance in the force ( speaking for myself strictly). I will test the brand out some more orr should I say contrab(r)and
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    We're having some work done in our house and they had to cut the power, so I can't do any work from home, so I figured with the election coming up, I would build the #21030 US Capitol Building.
    TheOriginalSimonBLegogrambandit778AanchirstluxTheMaker37chrisalddintallblocktoocatwrangler
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 746
    @brumey Duds? Or dudes?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,802
    Vortex said:
    Poor Man's King Piggies Castle ... because it is indeed Lepin . My first and I dare say , after building it ... I sense a disturbance in the force ( speaking for myself strictly). I will test the brand out some more orr should I say contrab(r)and
    Seems like a weird thing to buy from Lepin, since the real deal will almost inevitably end up on clearance if it isn't already. I don't exactly foresee a lot of people rushing to buy up all the remaining stock.
    stluxpharmjodBumblepantsSprinkleOtter
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited November 2016
    Briking said:
    @brumey Duds? Or dudes?
    dudes ofc

    and i prefer the no lights version

    madejp86
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    No lights.
    madejp86
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,787
    No lights - great representation at that scale.
    madejp86
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Built the Scooby Doo Mystery Plane set last night, which was great fun. Lovely colours (I am still not over all the new colours Lego has now), and it's so nice to finally have one of the poseable horses, and the Headless Horseman's jack-o-lantern head! Might need to do a Sleepy Hollow MOC for next Hallowe'en...
    stluxLEGO_Dad77ricecake
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    over the past week i built 3 nexo knights set's.
    #70326
    #70324
    #70319
    nexo knights is a great theme. and i looking forward to seeing the 2017 (wave 3) set's.

    i only need axl's Tower thing from wave 2 to complete wave's 1 and 2.
    some day i will do a display of all my nexo knights set's in 1 place. (when i have the room.)

    if you had told me 3 years ago, that i would get all the set in a Lego Knight themed set. i would have called you a nutcase. 
    catwranglerstlux
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