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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,114
    blogzilly said:
    This is one of my fave cars, loving TLM stuff I've picked up of late. Late bring the operative word for this party. This is the car from #70819 Bad Cop Car Chase. All the stuff in the back is built but not shot. Gathering dust though....argh.


    I'm totally with you on that! I've got a number of TLM sets and the vehicles are just great. The chunky 4x4 from #70808 Super Cycle Chase is a particular favourite.

    http://images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/70808-1/70808_main.jpg
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    blogzilly said:
    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...;)
    I greatly enjoy stickers and think of them as part of the fun of the building process. As a young kid I didn't really have the hand-eye coordination to apply stickers myself and had my dad apply them for me (it didn't help that there were so many STAMPs back then), so when I was old enough and confident enough to apply them myself it was very satisfying. Most of the time I apply them by hand, and I've gotten pretty good at it.

    I do have some pet peeves involving stickers, though. For instance, I really dislike when LEGO puts round stickers on a piece with straight edges, like the Classic Space stickers on the tail of Benny's Spaceship. I generally use the edges of the piece and sticker to line that up, but when the edges aren't the same shape you can't do that.

    Something I think gets lost in the "prints vs. stickers" debate is that there's a third option: no decoration at all. And realistically, if LEGO stopped using stickers entirely, it wouldn't mean prints replacing everything that would've otherwise been a sticker. Rather, we could probably expect fewer decorations in general, with highly individualized decorations being some of the first to disappear. Also, I think some people underestimate just how much printing LEGO does still do. It's just that a lot of that goes into increased detail and variety on minifigures, which people sort of take for granted since stickers on minifigures have not been common since the early days of the minifigure.
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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,238
    edited January 2017
    Pens in our house have a tendency to disappear, mostly in my wife's purses and wherever she last played sudoku.

    I have now put together #40154 Iconic Pencil Pot in the (vain?) hope that going forward when any of these lost pens reappears, they get placed in #40154 so that whenever I need a pen, I might actually have access to one...


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  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 716
    I am currently building up the courage to tell the wife that i maybe forced by my own monumental stupidity in going after 208 little plastic figures...honestly,since the disney series these things have become a nightmare...they are either the spawn of the devil or simply the greatest marketing gimmic known to man/woman...damn you Lego!!
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Regarding stickers. When I apply them I cut every sticker out of the sheet around the border of the sticker. Then I lay it on the piece it is going to be applied, center it, then peel back part of the backing and fold it flat. Once the sticker is lined up on the piece again, I gently put the exposed sticky side on the piece, double check to make sure it is still centered or lined up how it needs to be, then gently pull the backing away while moving down the sticker. So far, I have had great success with this method. I usually just don't apply the stickers though. I rarely feel they add anything to the model. 
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  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 384
    edited January 2017
    While I don't have anything I'm building at this time, I do have six Bricklink orders incoming, five of which are for the following things I plan to build:

    Police version of the green car in SDCC2015-3(this one I started but waiting on the remaining parts)
    The bad guy's van from 60008 in green & black
    Drakonas from Lego City Undercover in black
    The vintage looking roadster from 7326
    The vintage jeep from 7622

    #4 will be build a bit differently, as I want to use some parts I have already for the front. All in all, it's gonna be fun building these.
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    ...teamed it with homemade Chinese for tea and washed down with a bottle of Tsingtao!


    I still can't get used to calling tea time dinner now I'm in the US. I hate having to say lunch when it's dinnertime, I'm too working class to call it lunch! Anyway, I'm trying to build up a collection of Mortal Kombat minifigs and not much else right now
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  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 244
    ^ LOL, unless you're from my region, and then you have tea time at 11 at night! 
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Built this Batmobile a few days back. I was underwhelmed. Of all the Bat vehicles I have built it was my least favorite. Probably why I spent so much time mucking around on the photo.


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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    @blogzilly what is it that you didn't like? I have been trying to make time to build this one but haven't. Just curious. 
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    I love this set btw...suspension or hydraulics are awesome imho


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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    josekalel said:
    @blogzilly what is it that you didn't like? I have been trying to make time to build this one but haven't. Just curious. 
    I dunno...wanted a bit more layers of detail. I would have liked the bricks put into the car and not the forklift, which just wasn't necessary for me.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    Fun in the Park. need's to have a PARK to have fun in.


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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    edited February 2017
    Love the minifigures in this set. The car was an intriguing build as well.




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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,360
    In a hotel in darkest damp Wales, building #60150 Clever set, its going to look great parked on my modular street selling snacks! Pity you have to demolish the top to arrange the minifigure in the serving hatch though.

  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    Trying but failing to not buy things, I've turned to actually building things from my large stack of sets to build. Over the last 2 days I've built #42048 #42047 #60149 #75872 and hope to add some more to that list.

    I didn't expect the #42048 go-kart to have a gearbox, it's a nice touch :)
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    edited February 2017
    I've been working on this collection for about 18 Years! Except an Advent calendar model and a keychain charm, I believe that this is every Y-wing that Lego has produced. There are 8 total in the collection starting with set 7150 from 1999. These will be on display at NCLUG's Lego Palozza at the UNC Planetarium this weekend (4/5 Feb)

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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    Not sure why the pictures didn't embedded properly. 
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    In a hotel in darkest damp Wales



    Will be back in, hopefully less damp and a bit sunnier, Wales this Summer and will be picking up a few sets had to leave behind. I have plans to upgrade my Black Monarch's ghost set with something I really hope works

  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 414
    legobod said:
    In a hotel in darkest damp Wales



    Will be back in, hopefully less damp and a bit sunnier, Wales this Summer and will be picking up a few sets had to leave behind. I have plans to upgrade my Black Monarch's ghost set with something I really hope works

    I certainly wouldn't bet on the weather getting any better - we've been living in an eternity of rain forever :P
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,814
    I love that bit of photobombing by Watto! 
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  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    legobod said:
    In a hotel in darkest damp Wales



    Will be back in, hopefully less damp and a bit sunnier, Wales this Summer and will be picking up a few sets had to leave behind. I have plans to upgrade my Black Monarch's ghost set with something I really hope works

    I certainly wouldn't bet on the weather getting any better - we've been living in an eternity of rain forever :P
    It is funny being in California and seeing everyone rush to the windows in work because it's actually raining fairly heavily for a change. Hardly notice back home.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    I love that bit of photobombing by Watto! 
    Thanks. Had no idea that was a term. I'm getting old. 

    Scratch the getting part.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    blogzilly said:
    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?
    Took a while, but I detailed the building of the afterburner section here:

    http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/146807-y-wing-after-burner-visual-building-guide/
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  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    blogzilly said:
    That G2 Headquarters is friggin cool. Respect. And the bag thing? Skill.

    Here are a few pieces that a monkey could make. So one did! :) I'm surprised how many bricks go into the #21301 Birds IDEAS Set. I still have Bird 3 left to assemble. I do this a lot. I have ADD and I bag the bags separately (often according to instructions) so sometimes I'll build one part of something and won't finish it until much later. When medication wears off will affect that equation a lot.

    I can explain that much better in photos some other time (of course I have some).




    When you're done with the other one, you'll be ready for this: https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Bricks-Step-Step-Projects/dp/1631590790
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    blogzilly said:
    That G2 Headquarters is friggin cool. Respect. And the bag thing? Skill.

    Here are a few pieces that a monkey could make. So one did! :) I'm surprised how many bricks go into the #21301 Birds IDEAS Set. I still have Bird 3 left to assemble. I do this a lot. I have ADD and I bag the bags separately (often according to instructions) so sometimes I'll build one part of something and won't finish it until much later. When medication wears off will affect that equation a lot.

    I can explain that much better in photos some other time (of course I have some).




    When you're done with the other one, you'll be ready for this: https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Bricks-Step-Step-Projects/dp/1631590790
    Bought the Kindle version. Thanks man had no idea it existed.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    If you like birds, there is also #4002014, the employee gift Birds set from 2014. I built it on Mecabricks (http://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/nKZvmg3G2G6) based on this video: https://youtu.be/6v_4DQiul2E


  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @ricecake UGH...that is cool. Why can't their be instructions? Those speed build videos make my few remaining brain cells hurt a lot. ;)

    That is a sweet set but I can't justify buying it. But if I can find some cheap instructions I'm all into bricklinking it. I haven't checked to see if the book has an Oriole, but if not I'm considering MOCing one.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    @blogzilly Well if you are familiar with (or learn) the Mecabricks interface, you can click the "Editor" tab at the top to open the model in the workshop, and then examine it in however much detail you want. Also, above the description you can click the "Inventory" tab if you want to take a look at the pieces in the model.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @ricecake Never used it, but there is always a first time.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,648
    Fun little build. It makes me laugh every time I look at it!
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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Three #31054 Blue Express, the spare parts plus a few from my collection for a (kinda) tender.



    Do not care much for the second "modern" engine on the right; might convert it into another passenger cart.
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  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 346
    Finished #10253 this morning.

    That was definitely the most time a single set has ever taken for me to complete. One thing that didn't help the process was when I realized I had a random brick in my leftover pile which I knew wasn't an extra. After doing some searching, I realized that I had skipped a single brick in the row directly above the second row of statues. Since I had already gone three rows higher, it was a pain getting it in, but I managed. 

    Great looking set! I don't think I will be breaking this one down for awhile. 
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  • MrBrickALotMrBrickALot SwedenMember Posts: 19
    edited February 2017
    For the first time in years I'm building a big Technic set. Currently about halfway in #42054 Claas Tractor and so good to get a challenging build again. Love the technical features and smart design.
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  • stefxanstefxan AustriaMember Posts: 57
    My first custom train wagon. Later my new Lunar Lander and before that had been a 10188 and a 7194 Yoda :-) 

    I´m having some good days!
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  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    The ideas maze was a bit too pricey for me to justify so I bought myself a wooden one for $2 and flattened the top. It's a slightly snug 28x33 studs in size so ordered a 32x32 baseplate to cut to size and glue down to build on. Won't be as good but for $7 in total it's worth a try
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    ^ So your going to cut or drill all the "drop-through" holes in the base-plate? Please post some pictures when you done.
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Have I mentioned how much I like Galaxy Squad? I'd enjoy seeing a return to that theme. Sadly, I only have a few sets left to build. Sniff. Of course, one could always add to it, if one had the stones...

    Can't find the shot of the alien crap from bag 1. Of course I built them days apart. DOH! Here's the #70709 Galactic Titan...


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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    blogzilly said:
    Have I mentioned how much I like Galaxy Squad? I'd enjoy seeing a return to that theme. Sadly, I only have a few sets left to build. Sniff. Of course, one could always add to it, if one had the stones...

    Can't find the shot of the alien crap from bag 1. Of course I built them days apart. DOH! Here's the #70709 Galactic Titan...


    I actually felt that the alien presence in this set was very, very compelling. It was the only glimpse of a "location" in the theme, and it left me wanting an entire alien base.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 716
    blogzilly said:
    Have I mentioned how much I like Galaxy Squad? I'd enjoy seeing a return to that theme. Sadly, I only have a few sets left to build. Sniff. Of course, one could always add to it, if one had the stones...

    Can't find the shot of the alien crap from bag 1. Of course I built them days apart. DOH! Here's the #70709 Galactic Titan...


    Wow..me likey..
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    blogzilly said:
    Have I mentioned how much I like Galaxy Squad? I'd enjoy seeing a return to that theme. Sadly, I only have a few sets left to build. Sniff. Of course, one could always add to it, if one had the stones...

    Can't find the shot of the alien crap from bag 1. Of course I built them days apart. DOH! Here's the #70709 Galactic Titan...


    I actually felt that the alien presence in this set was very, very compelling. It was the only glimpse of a "location" in the theme, and it left me wanting an entire alien base.
    Agreed. Especially if they could have worked some aspects of the intensity of the Hive Crawler into it, which so far has been my favorite thing from the theme. I think I still have the Warp Stinger, Eradicator Mech and Bug Obliterator to build, and the Star Slicer and Swarm Interceptor to acquire. Hmmm more than I thought. Why did I think I had built most of this? I'm losing it...
    pharmjod
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    blogzilly said:
    blogzilly said:
    Have I mentioned how much I like Galaxy Squad? I'd enjoy seeing a return to that theme. Sadly, I only have a few sets left to build. Sniff. Of course, one could always add to it, if one had the stones...

    Can't find the shot of the alien crap from bag 1. Of course I built them days apart. DOH! Here's the #70709 Galactic Titan...


    I actually felt that the alien presence in this set was very, very compelling. It was the only glimpse of a "location" in the theme, and it left me wanting an entire alien base.
    Agreed. Especially if they could have worked some aspects of the intensity of the Hive Crawler into it, which so far has been my favorite thing from the theme. I think I still have the Warp Stinger, Eradicator Mech and Bug Obliterator to build, and the Star Slicer and Swarm Interceptor to acquire. Hmmm more than I thought. Why did I think I had built most of this? I'm losing it...
    Swarm Interceptor is mediocre, and Star Slicer is all-around pathetic... Weakest of the theme in my opinion.
    pharmjod
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