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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    blogzilly said:
    I actually notice that on a lot of LEGO builds. I sit there thinking "How the heck will this stay together!" and then bam it does. I also think sometimes that designers purposely reverse or turn things in instructions so you can't quite see the big picture until you get to certain points, kind of like a reveal.
    part of my Sandcrawler was like that.
    and it was the part you go to grab it by, when you pick it up to move it.
    by the time the build was finished you can pick it up by that part now, but mid build, it's a bad idea.
    Yeah, I've been picking it up by the very part that seemed the frailest/most reluctant to click in and it feels incredibly stable! It now has pride of place on the coffee table and we've been having a great time testing the various ballistics. :)
    bandit778LEGO_Dad77TheOriginalSimonB
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,944
    MaffyD said:
    ^ I got [Buckingham] because I've been in it. It's quite a sumptuous palace, if smaller on the inside than you imagine it would be...
    So that's where the TARDIS gets its space from? :P

    blogzilly said:
    I actually notice that on a lot of LEGO builds. I sit there thinking "How the heck will this stay together!" and then bam it does. I also think sometimes that designers purposely reverse or turn things in instructions so you can't quite see the big picture until you get to certain points, kind of like a reveal.
    #41180 was fragile a couple bags in, a problem with stopping a couple bags in.
    Maybe there are artistic reasons for drawn out instructions, I figure many little steps are handholding for the intended audience of kids

    -

    I got 5 more Rogue recently and developed my army besides just assembling those. I'd already changed some parts. I got out shields to go with swords or short spears. I was able to match colors, which looks really sharp. Nexo shield holders without the tiles don't look too futuristic. I'm low on medieval helmets but have plenty of female hair from buying several #30399. http://www.mediafire.com/view/0hycl69g1drjajj/



    TheBigLegoski
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @blogzilly  this is the only info he seems to post re his set up which is purposefully somewhat vague.  Not sure this is helpful or not.

    http://www.jangbricks.com/2014/12/faq-how-do-i-make-videos-that-look.html
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @blogzilly  this is the only info he seems to post re his set up which is purposefully somewhat vague.  Not sure this is helpful or not.

    http://www.jangbricks.com/2014/12/faq-how-do-i-make-videos-that-look.html
    Thank you muchly
    tallblocktoo
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,705
    edited January 2017
    This was a fun little build with some great features #9463. My son's loving flinging his minifigs all over his town. Just missing that neat orange moonstone rock piece between the claws (okay, I'm missing like 3 other pieces for those who may have noticed) 
    Glacierfalls265ClutchPowerkiki180703stlux
  • mikey1703mikey1703 Wyong area, NSW AustraliaMember Posts: 10
    Working on a local small downtown block in modular form





    I love this. Are the buildings  facades or are they more like the modular series with "insides"? Either way, it is AWESOME!
    LEGO_Dad77TheBigLegoskiLostInTranslationUberbrickecmo47
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    They have interiors and detailed backs as well.  Thanks so much
    catwranglerTheBigLegoskiLostInTranslationkiki180703legomental
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,437
    ^ What car is that?
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 326
    sid3windr said:
    ^ What car is that?
    It's a custom/modified version from the Indiana Jones set. 
    sid3windrkiki180703CaptainLego
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 245
    I remember that car! I think I used to have one, it was my 1930s car for all my historical MOC pictures! 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,887
    ecmo47 said:
    I worked on a pair of Anothergols's excellent Nano AT-AT's. Plans available here if interested:
    http://rebrickable.com/mocs/gol/nanofigure-scaled-at-at-diorama

    I made a few mods to include a new "face" for the head which turned out pretty good. 


    I like these so much I need to quote you so they show up again. Wow. I know what parts list I'm adding to my wish list on Bricklink. Those are simply perfect.
    bandit778danstraindepotTheBigLegoskiblogzillykiki180703
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I'm not into the nano craze but Anothergol did such a great job that I could not pass up this wonderful build. It even has a light brick designed into it! These guys are "version one" as the designer has already upgraded it with different legs and feet.

    EB thread here:

    http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/118772-moc-nanofigure-scaled-at-at/
    bandit778kiki180703AllBrick
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Nice mod of Miro78's R2 design.
  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    Planning on building my UCS Slave 1 soon.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    The Bat (WIP)

    In 2014 LEGO released #76023 - Tumbler and following that in 2015 they released #5004590 - Bat-Pod. Now problem is we have one Batman vehicle missing from the collection, I intend to fix that. My goal is to design the 'Bat' in scale with #76023 - Tumbler and #5004590 - Bat-Pod sets.

    Some of you may remember I mentioned I'll be building one in 2016 however it didn't go to plan. We'll see how it goes this year...




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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,868
    hehe
    well i just like to say i am having fun building my £19.99 #75151 clone tank.
    just finished the wheels and taking a brake.
    as i built part of #76051 today. The Quinjet follow by Mr Big Fig. aka Ant Man. (yes i call him Ant Man, as that is his code name. no other super hero name changed when they use there powers, why the hell should his?) the control tower and all the other little bit's in bag's 1 and 2 of that set are still un-built. i do them some other day.

    any how i built quite a bit today.
    dam the Quinjet is Small!
    i will save any other building for a another day.
    catwranglerTheBigLegoskiClutchPowerkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,944
    Finally finished the Brick Bank 2 bags.
    last night I was looking for some parts available as Brick Bank extras. made me feel bad about ignoring the build. did a few steps and stopped. feels more involved than regular building. today I finished the bag so there weren't loose parts when I dusted.
    Glacierfalls265ClutchPowerkiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,868
    have now finished my clone tank.
    am happy with it.
    i do have to say. i would not have been as happy with it if i had payed anywhere close to RRP for this and i would be feeling out right Ripped off if i had payed the £109,99 Lego are asking for it now.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,887
    That's true of most sets anymore. Little value at msrp. At 50% off or greater though it's a different story
    KingAlanIkiki180703
  • ccjwprongsccjwprongs UKMember Posts: 87
    Thanks to @chrisalddin's Amazon tip-off I also spent last night putting together #75151. A quicker build than expected, for sure - somewhere in the region of 90 mins to two hours - but at 20 quid, who's complaining?

    It's been on my list for a while, as I've got fond memories of the original from 2005. This one's a bit stockier, but my shelves at least appreciate the reduced size...
    chrisalddinkiki180703
  • WarmountShaliLinWarmountShaliLin CroatiaMember Posts: 3
    Recently:
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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,399
    Just built this tiny fun set #76064 Mighty Micros: Spidey vs. Green Goblin
     
    stluxstarwars4everkiki180703snowhitie
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    Made my own Brickheadz:

    TheBigLegoskikiki180703
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    Assembly Square arrived today, but I need to dismantle Temple of Airjitzu to make space. Or may just wrap the Temple and store in a box.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    ecmo47 said:
    Finished (?) one of three of Brickwrights Y-wings. No blatantly illegal techniques until you get to the after-burner section which did require lots of cutting to make them look that good. As a side note, I was reading J.W. Rinzler excellent book "The Making of Star Wars". He has a great quote about the movie that applies to Lego building. (Paraphrased) " The movie wasn't finished, it was simply abandoned". That's the way my projects seem to go. Anyway, here are some photo's.

    What did you have to cut? Can you elaborate?
    TheBigLegoskikiki180703
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    stlux said:
    Built the A-wing from #75150 Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-wing Starfighter to be able to compare it with the #75175 A-wing Starfighter I put together a couple of weeks ago. Was very interesting to see how very different building techniques were used throughout the build to get to more or less the same result:



    Plus point for the #75150 A-wing: "only" 12 stickers vs 14 on 75175's A-wing...
    Stickers aside, which do you prefer, I'm curious.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Also curious in general, why do folks hate stickers so much? I am starting to appreciate them so much more than I used to for what they can add to a build. I used to hate them because my sausagey ham fingers had issues applying them. I'd say in the past two weeks I've figured out how to apply them finally to where I've settled my sticker differences.

    My one issue? If you apply, you've committed that piece to that sticker, and if you want that piece back, sticker must be destroyed.

    Now...that would be true of a pad printed piece also, so would I prefer a pad printed piece? Sometimes but not always. Because sometimes I want that piece back and would be OK with letting the image go.

    How do YOU feel about stickers? Answer when you post something you built, with or without stickers. Or not...;)
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Built a bunch of stuff lately while I haven't posted. Went over the why in the Status Update thread. 

    This is the first Walker I've tackled. I'm not sure why I expected more movement in the legs. But I now understand why maybe it can't have that. But if I understood the joints that were available...


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  • UberbrickUberbrick OregonMember Posts: 83
    Currently building my recently-acquired Tower Bridge; snapping on 500+ tan cheese slopes can be quite monotonous! (Not to mention that you have to build the tower TWICE :P)
    MooreFXkiki18070377ncaachamps
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Not as impressive as most of you, but still...

    #30523 The Joker Battle Training.

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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,684
    edited January 2017
    When posting photos of what we are building, should we spoiler the 'in progress' pictures, leave them out entirely or just shove them in? I mean, a photo of a finished build is likely less good than an official product shot, but I suppose seeing it in situ is helpful? Just trying to understand what people would like to see/ not see / see after making sure they haven't been 'spoilered' by a nifty parts usage or construction technique...
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,279
    blogzilly said:
    stlux said:
    Built the A-wing from #75150 Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-wing Starfighter to be able to compare it with the #75175 A-wing Starfighter I put together a couple of weeks ago. Was very interesting to see how very different building techniques were used throughout the build to get to more or less the same result:



    Plus point for the #75150 A-wing: "only" 12 stickers vs 14 on 75175's A-wing...
    Stickers aside, which do you prefer, I'm curious.
    I think I like the one from #75150 best. The wings have about 90 degrees of movement, versus only 10 on the #75175. The wing canons are also much more elaborate on the #75150 one.

    Regarding your other post on stickers: my main beef is that they are a pain to apply properly. I use 2 tweezers to apply mine, and this still does not guarantee perfect results. On the large/expensive sets, they often seem a cheap solution.

    Example: they have now produced enough models with control panels on a 1x2 cheese slope, that by now their investment in a printed one would have paid of instead of us having to apply the **** sticker on such a small piece.
    TheBigLegoskikiki180703
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @stlux I had been using tweezers for a while but was having alignment problems and the pressure of the tweezers was affecting my ability to actually softly set one corner or side. I now use this all the time.




    By setting the sticker on the edge of the blade I can lay the sticker more easily. If I lay it wonky the blade is sharp enough to lift a section up without ruining it. So far I haven't sliced off a digit, which is a good thing.
    stluxcatwranglertallblocktookiki180703bandit778
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Oh and in a pinch? A brick separator can also work.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,389
    Well, this is fun.


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  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 751
    Might finally get a chance to build #10254 tomorrow.  2 months late?  Or 10 months early?
    PeteMkiki180703
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,859
    About to get back to the MOC Batcave.

    Been watching my newly bought Batman Original TV series Blu Ray set for inspiration and a better look at Wayne Manor/Batcave than the film afforded me  some things keep moving around a little from episode to episode (instrumentation).
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