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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,751
    @blogzilly It's flipping you the bird! No, the plane! No, Superman!
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,977
    Love Future Flyer - so poseable. Although I never thought about that particular pose :-)

    The X-men's blackbird is also ace - really sleek, and yet spacious.
    SprinkleOtterstlux
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    The Blackbird was cool...though I stumbled on some MOCs this past week I thought were amazing. I posed the Future Flyer like that because I just at the time realized that pretty much everyone in my country is angry, and I'm concerned about it. Deeply. I did like the posability of FF, but also built The King's Mech from Nexo Knights (need to shoot it) and that really blew my mind. I really wanna make one, I need to figure out a good basic under structure. I'm sure they exist out there somewhere.

    Some stragglers from the above and other recent pics.




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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598

    @blogzilly It's flipping you the bird! No, the plane! No, Superman!
    Extremely clever...weird that those were all in there...
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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    This set, and it's particularly interesting unique qualities and design? Deserves a much better photo than my current equipment and set up can provide. Pretty much why I screw around with all the filters and effects...to try to make the images at least on some level interesting. I would much rather at times have clean consistent bold images.


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  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Almost forgot...the backside. Absolutely dig that there is a co-pilot to this rig. I imagine lots of shenanigans that could go down with this as part of the design.


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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 945
    blogzilly said:
    Almost forgot...the backside. Absolutely dig that there is a co-pilot to this rig. I imagine lots of shenanigans that could go down with this as part of the design.



    I just finished building this set an hour ago. Based on one of the pictures on the back of the box, I took it that the back spot is to store Batman's flying thingy; it fits right on.


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  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    edited February 2017
    Right now I am assisting my son in building a Minecraft tank/motor home mob crusher.

    He took all of his Minecraft sets apart and just declared that we will build a moving fortress using Minecraft pieces (except for the wheels).
    It has to have a garden, a mine (to get material for crafting), a house (so his Steve figure can craft, sleep, and train),  spring and a pool, among other amenities LoL.

    of course this is what LEGO is all about. 
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ That sounds like my son this weekend, but with the swamp police sets. "We're going to take them all apart and build a swamp police tank headquarters." Alright then.
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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    I wish we had gotten some X-Men sets from Apocalypse, since I do not have ANY X-Men minifigures or sets. 
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    josekalel said:
    I wish we had gotten some X-Men sets from Apocalypse, since I do not have ANY X-Men minifigures or sets. 
    The X-Men Sentinel Attack featuring the BlackBird with Cyclops, Wolverine, and Storm is still fairly easy to come upon at a fair price $40-50.
    Have you tried looking for it?
    pharmjod
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    ^ That sounds like my son this weekend, but with the swamp police sets. "We're going to take them all apart and build a swamp police tank headquarters." Alright then.
    That's awesome!
    I love when the kids include me in their builds.
    It will be a sad day in y life if they ever stop. 
    Yodalicious
  • ScarraScarra LondonMember Posts: 139
    No. I'm Batman.
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  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    Scarra said:
    No. I'm Batman.
    Is that the keychain version minus the chain or is that available some other way?!?
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Chain removed. Doesn't come as a standard minifig. I removed the chain from mine this weekend. Surprisingly easy. Although I did torch Batman's cowl in the process. Luckily, I have plenty of extras. 
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  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    @Yodalicious How do you remove the chain from the minifig? I just received mine.
    MattPetersen
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    edited March 2017
    @Yodalicious How do you remove the chain from the minifig? I just received mine.
    Candle with a low flame. Heat the small metal ring just above the minifigs headgear. As you're heating it, pull the chain away from the minifig at the same time. The chain will heat and eventually come out. The whole process took less than a minute. 

    Note No. 1: I highly recommend Googling it first and watching a video or two. See it in action before trying it. 

    Note No. 2: Because Batman's ears on his cowl are so high, I accidentally lit them a couple of times. Oops. Blew the flame out quickly and did no damage to the head, torso, or legs, but the ears started to melt. I replaced the cowl with an extra, but held on to the melted one. It might actually be good for a battled-damaged Batman in the future. I'd imagine the same wouldn't happen with other minifigs, but with Batman, the ears go up surrounding the ring, so it was difficult to heat the ring without heating them too. 

    Note No. 3: Once free of the chain, it's basically a standard minifig with one exception - the torso and legs don't come apart. The head and headgear do though. There will be a hole in both, so all the more reason to replace the headgear if you feel the need to because you, you know, lit the darn thing on fire. 
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    @Yodalicious, interesting, but I can see how the cowl would potentially get damaged, have you tried using a hot glue gun? Someone on the AFOL of FB group posted a method where you use a the heat from a hot glue gun (minus the glue obviously), hold it against the top of the pin & slowly try to wiggle the pin out, the results they showed seemed leave the minifigure pretty much undamaged from what I saw.
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,670
    edited March 2017
    I'd try putting a soldering iron in a vice to hold it steady, then insert the tip into the hole in the pin on the minifigure. Give it a minute to heat up the pin and slowly pull back on the minifigure to extract the pin. Remove the chain before starting so it does not act as a heat-sink.
    Yodaliciouskiki180703
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ and ^^ 

    I'd imagine those methods would both work too. It didn't take much heat at all before the pin came out. With Batman, I didn't care as much due to having so many extra cowls, but with others I would try either of those methods or heat the chain further away from the minifig. It would take more time that way, but would eventually heat the pin enough to get it out. 
    kiki180703
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I'd try putting a soldering iron in a vice to hold it steady, then insert the tip into the hole in the pin on the minifigure. Give it a minute to heat up the pin and slowly pull back on the minifigure to extract the pin. Remove the chain before starting so it does not act as a heat-sink.
    Keeping the chain on in the method I used was a definite plus because it gave me something to grip. The key was to pull the entire time, so the exact moment when it was ready, the pin popped out. I didn't have to guess when it was ready or potentially overheat it. 
  • Dilly_D_WilliamsDilly_D_Williams MinnesotaMember Posts: 1
    edited March 2017
    I am an avid Lego collector. I mainly buy the Winter, Star Wars, and some Ideas sets. My wife collects Elves. I am now looking into sets that are pretty affordable and fun. I want these to be sets I can eventually share with my daughter as she grows to spark her creativity. Mainly looking at Minecraft or Creator themes. Can anyone make suggestions or reviews of either?
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    Hey @Dilly_D_Williams, welcome to Brickset! You might get more of a response to this in the Collecting forum - maybe @drdavewatford or @Huw can move your post. In the meantime, you can find members' reviews of Creator sets here: http://brickset.com/reviews/theme-Creator (or substitute Minecraft in the URL to get reviews of that theme). 
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 197
    As I imagine quite a few people are doing, combining Milanos:



    A few minor odds and ends dug up from the storage bins (and the latest Advent Calendar TIE/I gave its life for this, owing to being within reach and easier than going hunting for parts), but for the most part I stuck to only using parts from the two Milano sets.  Not having a lot of extra orange (besides a few extra cheese slopes) was a sticking point, but I'm pretty happy with the coverage, and the new canopy is gorgeous.  The stickered pieces for the consoles and tape deck in v2 also made the jump across.

    (If anyone's being eagle-eyed, yes, the 2x3 slope closing the gap left by the shorter wing piece with the Milano sticker is the wrong shade of blue.  The right one will turn up eventually; at the moment the only ones in line of sight are on Tara's hotrod Y-Wing, and she outranks Star-Lord.)
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,131
    Does stacking the boxes in my backlog count as building?

    I apply stickers by hand, clean and dry like usual for handling collectibles. Tweezers seems like too much of a pain in the butt and might crimp the sticker.

    @chrisalddin
    I also combined Fun in the Park with other park models. I had MOCed some plants and tables/chairs as a KFOL and added some dog figures recently.
    It looks like you included #40221 Fountain - I was tempted to do that but I got only a couple and they were selling so well.
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/h7ew4j8q9wok9b1/
    Pic includes CMF S16 Hiker - I since put that with Friends Adventure Camp and put a Babysitter with stroller mom. I put the soccer playing kids with my other sports stuff.

    @blogzilly
    The trumpster fire is like the sun, don't look directly at the press conference. view through protective goggles like sane media outlets.

    @Ayliffe Exterminate ... LEPIN!

    At least on the keychain I have, legs can be detached form hips and hands will come out of arms. Maybe I'll throw cheap keychains in my next [email protected] order to test out removing the chain. I've ordered a few to have just enough for promos but those are spoken for
    Ayliffeblogzillyjosekalel
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 1,003
    ecmo47 said:

    Had a little help.....


    That could be a poster for a great movie....

    Hulk vs Iron Man vs Large Grumpy looking cat! 

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  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    This (I imagine the glass cockpit is a giveaway) arrived in the mail today and I was able to get a start on it: 
    Unfortunately, the ever-present battle between how time needs to be spent (getting work done) and how I want to spend it (not doing work) is going to be lost this evening as I have a number of things I want to finish before tomorrow. 
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  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 197
    Following yesterday's little Paradise Island MOC, I started having a tinker with the invisible jet (from the Gorilla Grodd set), and added a few small bits from the mighty micro version:



    Surprised how much of a change just flipping the wings around made - the MM parts went into adding on the nosecone, with the 1x1 stud-on-side bits and slopes behind the dome to lengthen it out a bit.
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  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 453
    Built #4482 and #7675

    Man talk about an improvement. 4482 feels like something is going to fall off each time I touch it. 7675 is much sturdier and sits way higher up.
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,751
    That's because something does fall off every time you touch it...
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,131
    #41311 Heartlake Pizzeria, needed a part because my BrickLink inventory was short, figured I may as well build the thing.
    great variation on a classic theme. goes well with #10036 Pizza to Go from my KFOL collection and #41092 Stephanie's Pizzeria from just after my dark age. I also got #60150 Pizza Van and #70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery from the early 2017 releases but haven't gotten to them yet. (My fat ass also likes pizza in LEGO form)
    The set looks great. The Italian color scheme is a great change of pace from bright Friends colors, though there are some of those. The pizza prints and stickers are a great addition to what was already out there.
    Glad to see a male minidoll, they're as rare as female minifigs. Oliver's shirt is green, reminded me of the pothead pizza guy stereotype. Reminds me of when I thought Swamp Police were going after moonshiners.
    Some colors in the instructions weren't clear, often a problem with LEGO. The pizza tiles weren't secure in the delivery vehicle or oven, which has been an issue with other LEGO pizzerias, and this set also has a lot of loose kitchen equipment. As usual for Friends furniture, figures can't sit on the smooth seats. Form over function annoys me in theory, and in practice, I need to get another part. I stockpile 1x2x1 panel with center divider (part 93905) for that.
    I swear I could almost smell crust and sauce at times during the build.


    MegtheCatjosekalel
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    Just completed my first Speed Champions build, the yellow Corvette, which was great! Purchased to add a vehicle to my city layout which I have just started. And Now learning that pavements in a Lego City are expensive!! I'm using 2x2 Dark Bluish Grey tiles as the main paving, with 2x2 dbg jumpers for minifig points.
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    Just completed my first Speed Champions build, the yellow Corvette, which was great! Purchased to add a vehicle to my city layout which I have just started. And Now learning that pavements in a Lego City are expensive!! I'm using 2x2 Dark Bluish Grey tiles as the main paving, with 2x2 dbg jumpers for minifig points.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,457
    Yep, it does add up, all those DBG tiles and jumpers. Same here :) Slowly but surely getting my fairground together in the city, need a new table to store more modulars :o
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,977
    ^^ I bet it's even more expensive if you do everything twice! :-)
    davetheoxygenman
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,670
    #90498 is an 8x16 tile, handy for paving if you have them. #3862 Harry Potter Hogwarts Game has four of them. A lot of the LEGO games are great parts packs if you can find them cheap. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    Bought a part I needed on Bricklink... and the store also had a CMF I needed... wanted... you know. And another minifig. And a Hobbit polybag for a friend's birthday. 
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,131
    #90498 is an 8x16 tile, handy for paving if you have them. #3862 Harry Potter Hogwarts Game has four of them. A lot of the LEGO games are great parts packs if you can find them cheap. 
    #40161 What Am I? was on sale for $24.99 on US [email protected] a couple weeks ago. It's currently at $29.99, and still is a decent deal at that price. It has many great parts and minifigures in large quantities. It doesn't have 8x16 tiles, but came to mind as an example from current sets.

    As for part color in #41311:
    The Italian colors and usual bright Friends colors meshed well.
    I liked the kitchen equipment being medium blue instead of bright light orange. The build only used a few of them during bag 1 - at first I thought the rest were extras. I remember one set that only used a few (maybe including a premade bag was easier than setting aside specific parts). Here, the rest were all used in bag 2, but maybe the designers were trying too hard to put them all somewhere. Fork and knife are not needed for pizza. (1 extra set of utensils is normal for extra parts)

    As usual, I'm glad I waited for a sale (for 41311, [email protected] promos rather than an outright discount elsewhere)

    Doing bag 4 of the #75149 x-wing. again, pulled parts because BL inventory was short, and decided to build while I was at it. This bag was the lower wings - I've loved watching the ship take shape.
    was already selling the figures and keeping the ship; BB8 and Poe were in this bag, so I put them in their own 2x3 bags.

  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,670
    I was working on #75149 last night that I picked up at the thrift store, turned out to be missing parts for the first 30 steps of instructions, but I assembled the rest of it anyway. 
    KingAlanI
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,079
    Bought a part I needed on Bricklink... and the store also had a CMF I needed... wanted... you know. And another minifig. And a Hobbit polybag for a friend's birthday. 
    I always get about $18.00 in, no matter what I'm buying....
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,131
    @datsunrobbie the AA battery has 14 steps, then the count resets to 1 for the start of the ship. So what exactly do you mean? Does it still have the minifigures?

    Finished 75149.
    The top and bottom don't look quite aligned, whether or not I noticed the sand blue 2x2 plate during the upper wing builds.
    The wings stay steady when locked open, but not when closed.
    4 wings/engines didn't get too repetitive.
    Actually, bags 4 and 5 are upper/lower wing pairs for each side rather than both lowers or both uppers. 5 also has the ammunition; I'm storing it off the ship so as to not stress the firing mechanisms.


  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    #75877 & #75878...very nice
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,259
    After my complete non-starter with building yesterday, I actually made progress with #42053 today and managed to get built up until page 47 of  217.
    By my reckoning, at that rate I should have this built by about 8pm Monday.
    Five and a half days entertainment for £47 (brought during a 3 for 2), a bargain!  ;)

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