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  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    ^ Which instructions did you use? I have an issue that the rear yellow door does not close if you put a 1x3 tile on top of the "chimney" (stud input) on the inside... other than that it's fairly ok. Things get stuck easily ;)
  • RecceRecce Member Posts: 923
    sid3windr said:
    ^ Which instructions did you use? I have an issue that the rear yellow door does not close if you put a 1x3 tile on top of the "chimney" (stud input) on the inside... other than that it's fairly ok. Things get stuck easily ;)
    Can't remember, I think it was created by someone in LDD. 

  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 453
    Just finished a couple of the older Creator 3-in-1 buildings: #4996 Beach House, #5771 Hillside House, and #6754 Family Home. They are so superior to the newer ones it isn't even funny. 
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 Member Posts: 261
    @MrJackson Beach House was the first actual proper set I ever got, spent hours taking it apart and building it again! I agree the newer ones don't seem as good :(
  • elspankdogelspankdog Member Posts: 403
    Couple of minifigs for my downtown: maintenance guy and mail carrier:

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,293

    Couple of hours last night with a cold pint and a film and more Old Fishing Store building. Now completed the first five sets of bags. So many SNOT style bricks and sand green tiles its amazing.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 Member Posts: 1,431
    ^ The interior is great but I'm wondering how minifigs with no knees are able to get up those stairs sideways.
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb Member Posts: 451

    Arranged  cold pint, daughters Kindle to watch a film, my big sorting tray and finally cut the seals on my signed Old Fishing Store we got from Leicester Square a month ago. An hours building last night and bag 1 is completed. I'm going to incorporate mine into my modular town on the side of the harbour, so the whole build has moved to the edge of the baseplate to allow for the continuation of the rocky outcrops down to the water level without the little strip of sand in front.

    I thought I was the only one that watched movies while building. Old classics I've seen many a time of course so I don't get too distracted.
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    Building a black Mini Cooper. But due to a lack of the correct parts the arse now looks like a Renault Megane..

  • readersamreadersam Member Posts: 62
    I'm playing catch up now that baseball season is over. I am currently building the newly released Beauty and the Beast castle and the Moana sets. Then I have to build the two waves of Elves that I am behind on. Then it's catch up with Friends, and start the new modulars that I have purchased. I forsee a lot of building in my future.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,662
    11 years old can actually build this? I found the claas xerion was pretty tough already
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Wow! I'm impressed! That's quite a feat!
  • RecceRecce Member Posts: 923
    He took the whole of Saturday and half of Sunday to complete.

    My only advise to him was that make sure after finishing every bag there isn't any leftover of big pieces.

    There are 2 or 3 occasions with leftovers so he did his own troubleshooting. Luckily the pieces were easily added back with little disassembly.  
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb Member Posts: 451
    I'm thinking of buying some Technic when I run out of regular Lego sets I want. That set is about $300 here but it looks amazing.
  • daewoodaewoo Member Posts: 793
    MrJackson said:
    Just finished a couple of the older Creator 3-in-1 buildings: #4996 Beach House, #5771 Hillside House, and #6754 Family Home. They are so superior to the newer ones it isn't even funny. 

    I agree.  The quality of the newer houses just doesn't match up with the ones from a few years ago.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,662
    working on temple of ultimate ultimate supreme almighty weapon of fate.

    the stone dogs made me think of Shadow of the colossus.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    Yes, the Brick Model Railroad guys have created some really accurate models in 8 wide scale. 8 studs wide translates to 10 feet which gives it a scale of 1/45 which is very close to "O" scale which is 1/48. The first kit was a PS-1 Pullman 40 ft box car. I've got several built but they are not lettered yet so haven't taken any "show-off" pictures yet. The next instruction set will be a tankcar followed by a flatcar with some sort of interesting load on it. Helicopter has already been suggested! In the near future, they planning to release a powered steam locomotive as a full kit. Follow them here:

  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    We've been building on the MF/after before school a bit this week, but this afternoon we should be able to do some uninterrupted building.

    Already got the pieces layed out for my son's next steps.
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,026

    @snowhitie - One of my favourite builds, I'm sure you'll both love it :-)

    It will get a lot bigger when the feet and front mandibles are added!

  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Member Posts: 243
    Trying to build a small gbc loop. Not much succes so far, I spend 3 hours making a feeding bin for a vertical conveyer belt. So best news of today, it works! Now a place to drop the one ball I got in fun in the park off.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited October 2017
    Thanks @Lobot my son and I are doing, one step him, one step me and on mirror ones we switch the ones we did before, so there is not much of a repeat. We're having great fun indeed!

    We did the back this morning, but can't seem to get the rigging to keep bent. I've triple checked and we did everything right. I can push it down and it stays for about 10 seconds and then jumps back. You (or anyone else) got any tips on how to do that? I'v been trying to seach on the forum, but there are so many mentions of rigging and Millenium Falcon it's quite an impossible task.

  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,026

    @snowhitie -  As it's Bricklink'd, do you know if the rigging pieces are actually LEGO? 

    If not they could be made of a different type of plastic, and possibly less flexible?  I've owned a couple of original Falcons, and the rigging parts required a bit of 'encouragement' to get them attached correctly (e.g. gentle flexing!) but they were fine once they were in the correct position.  Perhaps @iso3200 can advise?

  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    ^I've PMd @snowhitie but to anyone else who's curious or ends up doing a search.

    It's cheapskates parade until I part out a 75192 to get a real pair. These are replicas made from ABS so can be a little more springy than the softer real ones. Updated clips part 15712 with more bite and more clutch is one way to keep the suckers on. The other way is to pre-tense them for a short while.

    Just make a little jig to suit the radius you need and leave for a while.

    Despite being more brittle ABS they're quite difficult to break. They actually bend much more than below.

  • sed6sed6 Member Posts: 1
    Building my dream theme now MF #75192
    Lucky enough to have two, keeping one in the box and building the other.
  • HanzoHanzo Member Posts: 607
    sed6 said:
    Building my dream theme now MF #75192
    Lucky enough to have two, keeping one in the box and building the other.
    Anybody up for going in on a bulk buy of pitchforks?
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Thanks @lobot and @iso3200 - with original black Lego rigging indeed no problem. So bending the grey ones now ;)
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    Those earlier pics remind me of how much better the old blue trans build looks (from when I was dismantling my old bricklinked MF), and how much better again it could have been and ditched the rigging for a more solidly built sub-light engine array. I will definitely be having a go at a MOC solution.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    ^ I do like that engine build.
    Little BB-8 is getting bigger too. Very different building experience just pieces from a little bag or looking through all the pieces between all that grey ;) both fun though.

  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 453
    Just finished the Kwik-E-Mart.  I got it for the sole purpose of reimagining it into a Wawa (a local convenience store chain in the northeast I-95 Corridor here in the states) but did want to build the original once to see what it was like. This type of minifig-scale detailing is right in my wheelhouse so it was a very cool build. It'll stay built until I have some time this weekend to tear it back apart. 
  • LegogramLegogram Member Posts: 321
    @MrJackson Please post pictures of the Wawa, when you have it completed.  That is a great idea!
  • HanzoHanzo Member Posts: 607
    I love WaWa, would like to see as well!
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,392
    I'm building props for my first stop motion animation movie.
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 187
    I started the Falcon build last night. It didn't help that I started around 11pm, not allowing for a lot of time to build. Tonight, I'll get a few more hours. I was working slowly at first, just to make sure I didn't miss anything.

    I just completed a puzzle that I think may become part of the Falcon display:

    @MaffyD I really like your solution for the ears but if you're going to call that a Koala you'd better build it in gray and white! Alternatively, it only needs a few minor colour subs and a different solution for the ears to be a Mogwai.
     Congrats on the anniversary (and for having a SO that appreciates a gift like that!)
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    Finished my BB8 3 days ago, was impressed by how round the main body looks considering how small it actually is. Had a hectic few days as our adoption introductions have ramped up considerably - first overnight stay at ours, and the youngest has a fascination in the UCS Batcave's Batmobile (2.75 year old singing "ner-ner--ner-ner--ner-ner--ner-ner- BATMAN!" while pushing it along, and me hastily putting back what falls off).

    I can't see me having time to start the new UCS MF this side of Christmas.
  • readersamreadersam Member Posts: 62
    I just finished putting together the Venice, Berlin and Sydney skylines. Next up are London, New York and Chicago. I can't wait for my Billy cases to arrive so I can start putting these completed sets in their new homes.
  • KlintanKlintan Member Posts: 52
    edited October 2017
    Built the #75153 AT-ST today. I really liked how the "head" came together.

  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,680
    edited October 2017
    Space Skulls and Star Justice together again. Having built both now I can say that Space Skulls is the better of the two. The space station build in Star Justice is pretty pointless as well as the 4 brick built robots and other equipment of which the parts in those could have been used to make a larger ship to counter the 4 Space Skulls ships. 
  • Madkins007Madkins007 Member Posts: 14
    Just got and built the Thanksgiving set #40261, and Halloween #40260. Put up the Halloween set for a seasonal display, along with some appropriate minifigs holding buckets, baskets, etc. for trick or treaters.

    Grandkids come over and I find that the older is going to be Rey, and the younger is going to be a witch. Take the witch from Ultimate Batmobile #70917 and give her some kid legs and a 'scary green' 1x1 cylinder as a basket, then take the girl from the Thanksgiving set and swap her torso with a Luke Skywalker, and give her a light saber and a random basket. 

    Happy grandkids and a cute display!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    edited October 2017
    MaffyD said:
    Well, it's my wedding anniversary today, and although my non-instruction based building skills are pretty much zero, my wife still managed to like these I built:

    I was going for teddy bear, but fairly happy with koala!
    My first thought was Brickheads Gremlins!
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