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  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    Built my latest MOC: 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Roadster 


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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 693
    Built my latest MOC: 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Roadster 


    Oooh, I like that one! You should definitely do more classic/antique cars!
    CaptainLego
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    edited February 2018
    Showed Mom one of the number 7 bubblemailers I just got, she was relieved the delivery wasn't more LEGO

    also @snowhitie
    I often do something else while watching a movie, maybe as a timesaver, maybe if I'm not really into the whole film. may as well be something thematically related to the movie. felt odd to watch Dunkirk while sorting #41231 (the next movie I watched was TLNM, which highlighted the difference in tone)


    catwranglerCaptainLegosnowhitie
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 301
    Finished building #76003 with my 6-year old daughter and realized that I need two things:
    - get more villains for Batman (I have Lex, Zod, Faora and Tor-An for Superman, Ares for Wonder Woman, parademons and Steppenwolf for all, but no specific one for Batman)
    - I have to design and build a MOC Fortress of Solitude to house my 4 Superman minifigures as well as Krypto.
    It will be a nice family project.
    Jenni
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    Fizyx said:
    Built my latest MOC: 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Roadster 


    Oooh, I like that one! You should definitely do more classic/antique cars!
    I plan to!
    Fizyx
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,980
    @snowhitie - what's the building on the left in the top photo? Looks cool :-) 
    snowhitie
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 693
    @snowhitie It does certainly dominate among the modulars.  But it really makes me want to MOC up some dense city-scape to go along with it, cause even next to the modulars it looks cool, so having something it actual fit in with... I think we could see some bar-raising dense city MOCs based on Ninjago City coming out very soon, and it makes me excited :)
    snowhitie
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,467
    ^ agreed.
    Now I need 2 of the set, to have the Modular version and a small Diner on the outskirts of my city..... :)
    Fizyxsid3windrMegtheCatKlintanMooreFXvizzitor
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    I recently realized the Diner set seems related to the retro aesthetic of the 60th anniversary sets.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,980
    snowhitie said:

    I made it before Lego announced that it was going to be theirs :) Got a couple of detailed pictures of the inside on my flickr if you fancy, here.


    @snowhitie - just checked out your photos. Very impressed :-)

    snowhitieMooreFX
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,698
    I love the fact that you've finally begun to create yourself a city @snowhitie.
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  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 219
    edited February 2018
    I've been looking through spare parts that have come with sets I own and among the ever reusable 1x1 plates and tiles, both round and square, cheese slopes and technic pins, there are a few that I've no idea what to do with apart from store away.

    So I've seen MOCs using extra flippers as roof tiles and skates as micro cars but has anyone ever found a use for the extra helmet visors and scarves, for instance? After some Googling, Youtubing and Pinteresting, this mini landspeeder using a visor for the windscreen is all I've found. There are always two visors to each minifig's helmet - worse than the age-old burger buns vs burgers per packet ratio.

    Has anyone ever come across some way of using the forgotten extras, the studless army of pieces with seemingly one use, and one use only you all must have acquired over the years?
    FizyxFowlerBrickscatwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,782
    snowhitie said:
    ...This time a footballer has parked his Chevrolet in front of the pub!...
    @Legoboy prefers Mustangs.
    LegoboyFizyxsnowhitie
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,698
    ^ Bright orange ones.
    SumoLegoFizyxsnowhitie
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,810
    ^ and open top ones right @legoboy? Guess you don't fear messing up your hair.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Just got home from an adults LEGO party. My friend (who is also an AFOL) invited a bunch of people over to build #10260 Downtown Diner. Most of the people there hadn't played with LEGO since they were kids so we let them enjoy the building experience while we all were hanging out and drinking beer and chatting. It was a lot of fun! The modular worked well since they divided the build into 3 groups, with each group doing one floor.
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,698
    snowhitie said:
    ^ and open top ones right @legoboy? Guess you don't fear messing up your hair.
    A real Thelma and Louise moment.  @Pitfall69


    SumoLegocatwranglerPitfall69
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,980
    snowhitie said:

    PS @Legopants and others intersted, the pub is a MOC I'm working on, but the top floor isn't ready yet, so no proper pictures yet.

    Glad you like my bank though, even though I seemed to have not added any pictures of the other floors in that link I posted before (this one is better), I still have lot to learn about Flickr.


    @snowhitie - Ruddy brilliant! Look forward to seeing some photos of the finished pub :-)

    snowhitie
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 763
    Just glad Bricks and Pieces is back. Pick a Brick sucks.
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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,602
    vizzitor said:
    I've been looking through spare parts that have come with sets I own and among the ever reusable 1x1 plates and tiles, both round and square, cheese slopes and technic pins, there are a few that I've no idea what to do with apart from store away.

    So I've seen MOCs using extra flippers as roof tiles and skates as micro cars but has anyone ever found a use for the extra helmet visors and scarves, for instance? After some Googling, Youtubing and Pinteresting, this mini landspeeder using a visor for the windscreen is all I've found. There are always two visors to each minifig's helmet - worse than the age-old burger buns vs burgers per packet ratio.

    Has anyone ever come across some way of using the forgotten extras, the studless army of pieces with seemingly one use, and one use only you all must have acquired over the years?
    You know what's worse though? Having ten triggers to each stud shooter. I have probably a hundred extra triggers and there's literally no way to use them! :(
    vizzitorFizyxBrickByBrickcatwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,782
    Finally getting around to posting the Bonusball.  Sorry everybody!
    BumblepantssnowhitiestluxvizzitorGothamConstructionCo
  • AnnaBuildsLegoAnnaBuildsLego IrelandMember Posts: 11
    Spent the day having a look through the attic in search of old sets, then attempting to sort them with my limited space.

    Some stuff I didn't even know was there:
    - LEGO Harry Potter 4726 Quidditch Practice from 2002
    - LEGO Sports 3428 One vs One Action from 2003
    - LEGO Racers 8354-1 Exo-Force Bike from 2003.
    - A random Prospector minifigure from Series 12

    Other sets I found:
    - LEGO Castle 7038 Troll Assault Wagon from 2008
    - LEGO Castle 7078 King's Battle Chariot from 2009
    - LEGO City 7998 Heavy Hauler from 2007
    - LEGO Agents 8632 Swamp Raid from 2008

    Definitely a really nice day! :) Some great surprises, I feel very fortunate.
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  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    Made changes to my F1 LM:


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  • Strider64Strider64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 31
    edited February 2018
    I finished putting together the Lego Diner set:

    and starting to move my Lego Stuff downstairs:


    I have the Saturn V, Ferris Wheel, Carousel and Taj Mahal to take downstairs, for it was starting to clutter up the main house. Unfortunately, I notice the basement needs a good cleaning. LOL  
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  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 754
    edited February 2018
    @CaptainLego @Strider64
    Photos too large stop need resizing stop internet broken stop
    :)
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  • Strider64Strider64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 31
    edited February 2018
    omnium said:
    @CaptainLego @Strider64
    Photos too large stop need resizing stop internet broken stop
    :)
    It's not me, for I resize them but was unable to upload them for this website (and I not going to tinker around all day trying to figure the smallest size picture I can upload) said it wasn't large enough. I could had upload even larger size of pictures, I think I will just add a link to them in the future unless this website fixes it. 
  • Strider64Strider64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 31
    I was thinking maybe this isn't the website I was thinking of, so I'm doing a little test.

    Here's a medium size picture of the Diner.


    Yeap, it wasn't the website and I will from not on upload smaller pictures. Sorry about that. 
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  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 754
    edited February 2018
    Thanks for working it out! :)
    I started building the Diner on Friday. Got as far as the ground floor so far and I'm very impressed. Easily my favourite modular build so far.
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 308
    It’s a shame the forum software can’t auto resize images to a sensible size automatically. 
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  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 671
    Wondering why we aren’t getting Double VIP points in March. Not in the March calendar. What gives?
    BumblepantsMegtheCat
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    Thanks for the reminder to check the March calendar. It seems random when 2x VIP is but that looks like a particularly light month for promos

    I finally uploaded the current version of my Part Out Value list, a guide to set value
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/rexqugg1kfcu8oe/Part Out Value.xlsx

    Besides that did a lot of nexo shield sorting
    Onebricktoomany
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    omnium said:
    @CaptainLego @Strider64
    Photos too large stop need resizing stop internet broken stop
    :)
    I use my phone to take my photos. I’ll see what I can do the next time around.
    omnium
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    Rather than posting an image, I upload it and post a link. I email phone photos to myself, as an easy way to transfer to a regular computer. I crop out unnecessary background, which reduces file size somewhat. I could shrink it by setting height and width to the same percentage.

    Awhile ago, someone mentioned pizza boxes to ship baseplates. (32x32's barely fit in a huge bubblemailer, which might not be sturdy enough, and 48x48's don't fit at all. Most boxes that are wide enough are way too tall.) A couple days ago I found an empty clean pizza box and a 48x48 fits great. Taping the seams in the top of the box shouldn't be too hard. If I don't mail in it, it's great decor and at-home storage.
    Fizyx
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,462
    I was hoping to gain some wisdom from the collective masses regarding a set I hope to sell in the coming days/weeks. I happened on a used #8386 Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10 scale. It is complete as far as parts are concerned and also came with the instruction manual. However, the stickers are in rough shape. I'll post pictures this evening, but a few of the stickers are either only partially there, or are cracked and peeling at the edges. 

    As I want to sell it, my question becomes whether it would be better to remove the stickers altogether, leaving a blank canvas for the future owner. OR, to leave what stickers are there and allow the future owner to decide? It mainly comes down to whether peeling/cracked/missing stickers will hurt the final sales price or would they help it?

    Obviously the pictures will help give a better idea, but in general, does anyone have any thoughts?
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,810
    @CaptainLego there are some apps for resizing. This is how I do it, however, and is pretty quick. All my pictures are automaticaly uploaded to Flickr, guess most people have something similar, onedrive, dropbox, etc. If I want to share a picture I go into the Flickr app or if I'm on the computer to the Flickr website and select the picture. I then download it in 'medium' format (640x360). It sounds a bit of a roundabout way, but it's only a couple of clicks and I find it easier than having a seperate app.

    Recently I've been using my Lego based Flickr account more, to keep the photo-diary of my daily building challenge. So now I sometimes add a hyperlink behind the picture. Someone who just wants to scroll and have a quick look can do so, those who want to see more detail can click on the picture and it will take them to the full resolution one.

    Case in point: my daily build of 2 Nexo polybags. I've added the extra studs for the studshooter to both builds. Do other people do that? I just find that otherwise you can never find them :)
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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 693
    I was hoping to gain some wisdom from the collective masses regarding a set I hope to sell in the coming days/weeks. I happened on a used #8386 Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10 scale. It is complete as far as parts are concerned and also came with the instruction manual. However, the stickers are in rough shape. I'll post pictures this evening, but a few of the stickers are either only partially there, or are cracked and peeling at the edges. 

    As I want to sell it, my question becomes whether it would be better to remove the stickers altogether, leaving a blank canvas for the future owner. OR, to leave what stickers are there and allow the future owner to decide? It mainly comes down to whether peeling/cracked/missing stickers will hurt the final sales price or would they help it?

    Obviously the pictures will help give a better idea, but in general, does anyone have any thoughts?

    I have no idea about the actual prices of the set or the stick sheets or if the condition of the stickers will hurt, but I can think of another option that will probably maximize your sale price, but could potentially reduce your profit if you're able to do it:  You could remove the stickers altogether, and then purchase an unused sticker sheet off of Bricklink if anyone has one for sale, to include with the set in your final sale.

    The obvious caveats are around if there are any such sheets for sale, and what they cost compared to what your stand to gain from the sale, of course.
  • Strider64Strider64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 31
    I'm building my Lego London Bus build, but this will probably be my last build for awhile. Here's a couple of pictures of the start of it. 

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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,272
    wow, assault on hoth was half price on the french [email protected] pretty unexpected for a D2C, even this one.
    Bumblepants
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,810
    I've been trying to sort some pieces and get our 'building table' actually empty since the choir board was meeting at my house. Managed it in time, so took full advantage of building this massive set ;)



    It's the pterodactyl from #31058. All kidding aside, I might get started with my son on Tower Bridge tomorrow, I quite fancy it... See what he thinks.
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  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 280
    KingAlanI said:

    I finally uploaded the current version of my Part Out Value list, a guide to set value
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/rexqugg1kfcu8oe/Part Out Value.xlsx

    @KingAlanI  Thanks for doing this!!  
    KingAlanI
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