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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 478
    Im building my sets chronigically & posting each one to my Facebook group. Just started 1979, completed 2 models (US 3083 Knight's Tournament & US 950 Fork Lift) & now on to my Classic Space sets 
    abordoli
  • abordoliabordoli Atlanta, GeorgiaMember Posts: 131
    gelkster said:
    Im building my sets chronigically & posting each one to my Facebook group. Just started 1979, completed 2 models (US 3083 Knight's Tournament & US 950 Fork Lift) & now on to my Classic Space sets 
    My fav are the classic Space sets. That could be a whole discussion category in and of itself, imho.
  • abordoliabordoli Atlanta, GeorgiaMember Posts: 131
    I'm reviewing all of my sets in reverse chronological order and using a concise, 2-paragraph-few-sentences-per-paragraph format writing them blindly (not seeing prior reviews). My reviews may not be as good looking as some of the page+ ones, but it's my style and I'm sticking to it. ;P
    FowlerBricks
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 456
    Rsa33 said:
    Fantastic so far, reminds me a lot of pet shop, but so much funner :)
    This was the first modular I had, which led to also getting AS & DD.  Still love this one, all the details.  
    abordoliKLOKRIECHER
  • abordoliabordoli Atlanta, GeorgiaMember Posts: 131
    Making a concerted effort to make a dent in my backlog. Not built any modulars before, so looking forward to working through these over the next couple of months. Especially looking forward to the ewok village. But first a new shelf must be put up!



    That Ewok Village is amazing. I got mine recently from a professional female ice-skater that had 3 un-opened. WUT?! Snagged mine for $240 which is quite a steal.
    LEGO_Dad77KLOKRIECHERAddicted2OxygenFizyx
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 888
    abordoli said:
    Making a concerted effort to make a dent in my backlog. Not built any modulars before, so looking forward to working through these over the next couple of months. Especially looking forward to the ewok village. But first a new shelf must be put up!



    That Ewok Village is amazing. I got mine recently from a professional female ice-skater that had 3 un-opened. WUT?! Snagged mine for $240 which is quite a steal.

    Build it! You won't be disappointed. I love the tree structure which is big and detailed. Here's a photo taken 2 years back.



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  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 275
    @snowhitie Think you’re going to love building NINJAGO City. I’ve been building it over the last week and it’s epic. So many clever building techniques. One more set of bags to go and I’ll be sad to finish. Then to find places for all the extra CMFs, City Chase and boat from Jelly sub. Also hoping the NC Docks is a thing.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,824
    @bluedragon , @Gibbo1959 and @Recce yup I'm really enjoying it. Love your version Recce.

    Just going to start on bag 5. I should have enough room to place done CMF'S since I got the set without figs to save a bit of money. I got the bounty and the temple with figs so got all the ninja's anyway.



    Really impressed with the relief under the water and there's so many pieces in such a small space, very heavy already. And yes, great techniques. Enjoying this a lot.
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  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 119
    The beginning of building the Taj Mahal. And the first 2 bags are completed.
    abordolidspigelMegtheCatRsa33
  • abordoliabordoli Atlanta, GeorgiaMember Posts: 131
    Recce said:

    Build it! You won't be disappointed. I love the tree structure which is big and detailed. Here's a photo taken 2 years back.

    Oh, it got built alright. Right now it's under assault by:



    MooreFXdspigelKLOKRIECHERMegtheCatFizyxMadzoos_LEGO
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    edited January 2018
    Started my next vehicle builld; SC scale 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda. I’ll be using this as a reference, but mine will be red and black.



    If I can successfully build it, maybe I’ll build the even rarer Hemi Cuda Convertible as well.
    KLOKRIECHERYodalicious
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 393
    Finally started #75192
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,861
    ...Not built any modulars before...  looking forward to the ewok village...
    Whoa, wait - the Ewok Village is a modular!  Where are the friction pins? 

    No matter - it's better than Market Street.
    pharmjodYodaliciousFizyxgmonkey76
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 308
    @SumoLego yeah I could have phrased that better....
  • legodad1legodad1 New ZealandMember Posts: 48
    Currently building a slightly lengthened version of Jabba's Sail Barge with the intention of 'Steam-Punking' it with paddle-wheels, a chimney-stack and a smattering of gold trim!
    pharmjodFizyxHugeYellowBrick
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 191
    This morning's build was a new train layout to play with. Used a design from one of the instruction manual which we made mirror imaged to fit in the space, then added some sidings.
    As an Official Photo Investigator (a hobby I share with @SumoLego and others), I spotted a Friends pod #5004920 somewhere on the left in your photo. These pods are great! Thanks for your nice post anyway!


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  • mnbvcmnbvc Member Posts: 134
    Cracking on with stage 3 of #10255 tonight.
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    Just started; ‘71 Hemi Cuda and Bugatti Veyron. I also want to build a Ferrari F355 Berlinetta.


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  • Madzoos_LEGOMadzoos_LEGO Illinois USAMember Posts: 5
    I just finished bag 1 of #10257 Carousel.  It's an interesting build for me.  The gears work when I turn the handle, so that's a good sign.  I just ordered the motor to see what it's like.

    I started watching the Ninjago series on Amazon Prime, so now I'm eying some of those sets.
    FizyxBumblepantsLEGO_Dad77
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 766
    I just finished bag 1 of #10257 Carousel.  It's an interesting build for me.  The gears work when I turn the handle, so that's a good sign.  I just ordered the motor to see what it's like.

    I started watching the Ninjago series on Amazon Prime, so now I'm eying some of those sets.

    Almost every one of the Ninjago Movie sets is great and worth picking up imo.  The show based sets are definitely more hit or miss, but there's certainly some gems in there.
    Madzoos_LEGO
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,263
    As an Official Photo Investigator (a hobby I share with @SumoLego and others), I spotted a Friends pod #5004920 somewhere on the left in your photo. These pods are great! Thanks for your nice post anyway!
    One of my daughters Christmas presents, picked up a pair on ebay recently as I love them too. Just need the Nexo Knights version and I have a full set of the four. I hope the Darth Vader one reappears at some point too.

    Had a coffee and bacon sarnie fueled breakfast build hour on the Beetle before a break for a trip to my parents to play trains. Then an afternoon at the kitchen table, this time fueled by Christmas cake and chocolate coins while watching the latest episode of The Grand Tour.

    And its parked up on the shelf alongside the Camper and the two mini versions.

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  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 316
    I built the new Sunshine Surfer Van 3-in-1 last night and have to say I'm really, really impressed with it.  It's basically a System-scale #10220 in yellow and the amount of functionality packed into it is very impressive.  I'll leave it as the main build but the secondary and tertiary builds are decent as well. I would highly recommend it. 
  • abordoliabordoli Atlanta, GeorgiaMember Posts: 131
    I'm trying to get all my loose parts in a better order so as to shore up the structural-dis-integrity of https://brickset.com/sets/10144-1/Sandcrawler . I tried to enhance the interior in the vastness of non-used space in that set and it practically imploded in on me. All back together in the original state as I re-think the whole effort. I'll post pics when of the interior enhancements when I get it to a satisfactory level.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 766
    edited January 2018
    abordoli said:
    I'm trying to get all my loose parts in a better order so as to shore up the structural-dis-integrity of https://brickset.com/sets/10144-1/Sandcrawler . I tried to enhance the interior in the vastness of non-used space in that set and it practically imploded in on me. All back together in the original state as I re-think the whole effort. I'll post pics when of the interior enhancements when I get it to a satisfactory level.

    You could leave it imploded, and then set up a great scene of decay and disrepair on the surface of Tatooine with the new one coming out later this year chugging along in front of the old imploded one :D  (Or behind it.  I'm not picky :P )
  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 119
    I made some progress on the Taj Mahal. Now I only need to open bag 14 and I should be done
    MegtheCatRsa33
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 316
    I really enjoyed the Taj.  Some parts were mind-numbingly repetitive but that's what is bound to happen with a big symmetrical structure.  8.5 hours very well spent, though.
    KLOKRIECHER
  • KLOKRIECHERKLOKRIECHER GermanyMember Posts: 119
    Almost done with the Taj Mahal:

  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 266
    edited January 2018
    bandit778 said:
    I always enjoyed making up the Winter train around Christmas time as it's an enjoyable set to build and looks nice going round our coffee table.
    The only thing that didn't quite sit right was how small / fairground-ish the finished product looked.
    I had exactly the same thought when this came out, and did exactly the same.
    Funnily enough, our tree/gift wagon & caboose look nearly identical :-)
    Looking at your tender, it looks better, and I want to extend mine by 2 studs.
    The gearing to make sure the trees still turned in the middle of the trailer was entertaining especially as it was just trial and error with the limited extra gears that I have in my parts collection but that made it all the more rewarding when it finally worked. :)

    I had my issues with this as well. As it is, when moving the tree now spins at hyperspeed, as I wasn't able to figure out how to gear it down and have the tree still placed in the middle.

    I know I've posted this picture before, but couldn't figure out where or when...
    (And the hotdog wagon is a take off of the friends hotdog van 41129)

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,523
    ^Sort of on topic, sort of off topic, but can anyone explain to me what the "Blind Driver" part is and how it is supposed to be used in the Winter Village Train? https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=84601#T=S&O={"iconly":0}

    It came in the sealed bag with the other large red train wheels. However, I couldn't really see it used in the instructions. Am I missing something? I'm sure it's a very common train part used for a number of reasons, but it's been stumping me for the last couple of months!
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 266
    ^The large train wheels are packaged along with the blind driver at the factory, so a set containing these wheels will also have the blind driver.
    The blind driver is actually not part of the official set build though.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 851
    I'm just guessing, but it might be a part to use if you motorize the train with Power Functions.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,935
    edited January 2018
    @Switchfoot55
    According to the information on Big Ben Bricks website (they specialise in trains) the blind driver is used instead of a flanged wheel on a multi wheel setup to go round curved track so the wheel floats above the bend as opposed to making the flanged wheels jump the track.
    http://www.bigbenbricks.com/applications.html explains it a lot better than I can. :)

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  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 409

    3 (THREE!!!) sausages!!!!
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,523
    Thank you @bandit778, @560Heliport, and @gratefulnat, that helps me at least feel better that I wasn't running my train incorrectly or missing part of the build!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,935
    @gratefulnat ;
    This was the best I could come up with for the rotating tree (as I said had a limited parts selection to work with). This might spin a bit faster than the original but if it does it's not by much. It does seem to spin more freely than the original though.

    I'm still not entirely happy with the look of the engine and have already been on Bricklink getting some parts to modify it. When I get it finished I'll post some better pics.
    KLOKRIECHERgratefulnatFizyx
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 266
    edited January 2018
    @bandit778
    I had wanted to avoid gears on the outside of the trestle (?), but couldn't figure out how to keep the worm gear while doing so. So I came up with this, which is ludicrous when the train is battery powered..., but fine with a little manual movement when on display.

    I might go for your solution, but see if I can cover up the gears with something appropriate so they're not so visible.

    For the locomotive I basically copied the mechanics & design of the engine in set 79111 constitution train chase

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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,935
    edited January 2018
    @gratefulnat
    I wasn't 100% sure about the cogs on the outside either, that's why I put the steps over them to try to cover as much as possible.
    As my train runs on a track on the floor it doesn't actually show that much unless you lying down next to it and I sort of figured if anybody has their face that low to the ground they probably have more pressing matters than a couple of grey gears. :)
    Fizyx
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 266
    edited January 2018
    ^Been there and done that :-) and how right you are!
    The destruction of grey matter after over lubricating the gears!
    (I swear I was 20 again last night, and then I woke up, oh the horror)

    Nice to end the day with a laugh.
    So, now everyone can get back on topic, I'm off to bed.
    bandit778
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 485
    Bags 5 of the Old Fishing Store - it's so fiddly and my fat fingers don't fit inside!

    Briking
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 409
    edited January 2018
    bandit778 said:
    @gratefulnat ;
    This was the best I could come up with for the rotating tree (as I said had a limited parts selection to work with). This might spin a bit faster than the original but if it does it's not by much. It does seem to spin more freely than the original though.

    I'm still not entirely happy with the look of the engine and have already been on Bricklink getting some parts to modify it. When I get it finished I'll post some better pics.
    Should spin as fast as the original, in which the wormwheel is on the axle itself. There is no change in speed, as the gears are all the same size! If you want to drastically reduce the speed, you could change the two external ones with a small and a large one (large one on the "tree"-side to slow it down, or the other way around to create a lighting-speed tree) - this is assuming one calls the gears used now to be medium-sized.

    However, I don't know if that would work with the ground-clearance?
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,421
    Is that a golden sausage?
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  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 266
    Is that a golden sausage?
    absolutely - here in Zürich saw a stand at the christmas market selling a hotdog for CHF 299.- ($312/EUR 255/£225), if you wanted gold as a topping.
    sid3windrcatwrangler
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    after moving a FO TIE ( #75101 ) giving it a stand to hold it 10 cm higher and placeing it so that ( #70350 ) is under it. frees up a lot of space. after moving other small set's, i now have room for ( #21310 ) and i just finished bag 3.
    it looks good. and i am happy with the build to this point.
    but time to take a brake.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,471
    Just about to start assembling this pile...


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