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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    eMJeeNL said:
    For some reason my mind paints a totally different picture then in reality when processing that sentence, me thinks.
    Legoboy said:
    SumoLego said:
    Mine fell asleep as Frodo, Samwise and Gollum entered the Cracks of Doom.  That just about sums up my wife's interest in LotR.
    My wife stays very awake at the mere mention of the Crack of Doom.
    That's a totally different movie - Fifty Shades of @Legoboy.
    Muftak1davetheoxygenmanBaby_Yodagmonkey76
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 417
    edited June 2018
    Organized a lot of stuff today as I have been doing over the past few weeks and I cleared up a ton of space.  This is good as I won't have to worry about where to store any of the sets I plan to build soon.

    I may not be a master builder yet, but I sure am a master organizer.
    Salamalexomniumbmwlego
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,753
    Been rather busy recently, so not posted on here much. Father's Day came and I got some great presents from the gang (a nice mixture of home made, whimsical, surprising and things I definitely wanted) so I'll post those later. I've been building too, which my youngest has really appreciated (again, to post on the relevant thread). Hope you are all well :-)
    omniumsid3windrsnowhitieFowlerBricksLittleLori
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 517
    edited June 2018
    Checking local toystores on the isle of Lanzarote for old Lego sets, thinking sending old stock back from such a relatively remote location would be too expensive, whilst expecting high Legoprices for the same reason. The first part yielded me #31038 for €47,99 ( Nice score, cheapest in NL is €49,99), the second part didn’t ring true at all; prices here are even lower than in Germany (compared to the Dutch prices, both instore and at [email protected]). 
    Also found 3 copies of #71065, at €85. Not bad, but not my cup of tea. Tomorrow, the Hunt continues; meanwhile, around the corner of the toystore in Arricife:

    BumblepantsmadforLEGOAddicted2Oxygen
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 417

    More to come soon
    FowlerBricks
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,261
    While at the Frankfurt Lego store I observed an enthusiastic family busy chatting with an employee learning about the larger models. Lo and behold they buy the UCS Falcon, Bugatti, Taj Mahal, Roller Coaster, and more. Just about one of everything huge. Then after paying they realized they had no way to transport it all. I wish I had a picture to share. Last I heard the employee was trying put them in contact with someone who could lend a trolley or two. 
    bandit778Mr_CrosssnowhitiestluxMegtheCatomniumBaby_YodaAddicted2OxygenFizyx
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,424
    ^ Ha ha ha! What a problem to have! An acquaintance has the UCS MF, but hasn't had time to build it. I offered to build it. He declined. 
    Bumblepants
  • Pepster64Pepster64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 17
    I plan on doing a better video, but I did a point-of-view of the Lego Roller Coaster -> https://youtu.be/M8rTt-LUtMc

    All I know is that I would be scared out of my mind if I were that size. 
    MegtheCatsnowhitiericecake
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    ^That looks like how I remember riding a roller coaster was (though it's been a lot of years!).
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    While at the Frankfurt Lego store I observed an enthusiastic family busy chatting with an employee learning about the larger models. Lo and behold they buy the UCS Falcon, Bugatti, Taj Mahal, Roller Coaster, and more. Just about one of everything huge. Then after paying they realized they had no way to transport it all. I wish I had a picture to share. Last I heard the employee was trying put them in contact with someone who could lend a trolley or two. 
    How the other half lived! Wish I had that problem.
    madforLEGOJern92gmonkey76
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 417
    @Recce

    Well at least she knows you can't have a party without R2
    RecceSirBrickalotOfLego
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 385
    I took a picture of my two latest MOCs. This is my attempt at the original Maserati Ghibli and my attempt at the Aston Martin DBR1.


    FowlerBricksmadforLEGOLittleLoristevecook132GothamConstructionCoTheBigLegoskiFizyx
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,672
    ^Nice! I like the dark green color scheme.
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 385
    edited June 2018
    ^Nice! I like the dark green color scheme.
    Thanks! It had to be dark green:

    FowlerBricksTheBigLegoski
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,620
    edited June 2018
    maniac said:

    PaB haul not from today but Wednesday. Can't miss out on those tiles for hopefully a city.
    Nice haul. Wish the stores in the US would get those 1x2 tiles in earth colors, but they would be gone quickly. I bought a lot of those sand green type spyglass type pieces as well. Not sure what Ill use them for exactly, but I can see them being useful for a lot of things.

    Busy today trying to figure out what to do: Organize latest paB pieces, build train old sets to ensure completeness for sale, or start trying to organize my mess of a LEGO stoarge area (previously known as the dining room)
    FowlerBricksmaniacgmonkey76bmwlego
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,935
    @Pepster64 that coaster ride does look a bit wibbly wobbly! Thanks for sharing :)

    @Bumblepants nice! We also got out Saturn standing upright and it looks great like that (plus takes up minimum shelf space :)
    Bumblepants
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 918
    PapaBear said:
    @Recce

    Well at least she knows you can't have a party without R2
    Plus, for some reason they're all facing one direction. :-)
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,534
    Really disappointed.  Just opened up my #76109 and instead of ant mans torso found this:


    Any idea what this is from?
    PapaBear
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,534
    @bandit778 thanks, lego has sorted this for me now. I wonder how that part got in this set!
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,446
    @snowhitie Hey, my Lego store MOC (in my head) has a factory on the upper floor.. :D Nice work, also with the lighting!
    snowhitie
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    After six days in hospital doped up to the eyeballs, have just found out I'm here for another 7-10 day before an eight week stint in assisted physical rehab... Not happy!
    just opened "The Art of LEGO Design" by Jordan Schwartz and already SUPER impressed* and Looking forward to further examining  what appears to be a VERY slick publication...
    * My level of excitement MAY be positively affected by the massive amount of opioids currently being pumped through my system!
     Secondary question - is it wrong to name and shame the users who consistently post ridiculously large images to the forum? My enjoyment is seriously affected by this.  I'm pretty sure they already know who they are but either A. Don't care in the slightest about others or B. Have such a ridiculously overinflated opinion of their own input that they think people actually WANT massive oversized pictures of their crap!

    FowlerBricksomniumPapaBearBaby_Yoda
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,672
    ^Images are fun. :)
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    ^ I agree totally. The more pictures, the more enjoyable the forum is as a whole!

    EXCEPT - When my ability to view EVERYONES pics is limited by the type of posters mentioned above...
    FowlerBricks
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,416
    I took a picture of my two latest MOCs. This is my attempt at the original Maserati Ghibli and my attempt at the Aston Martin DBR1.


    Wow! I totally love your classic sports/super cars. I would even love your Aston Martin MOC still more if you manage to turn it into a proper two seater. But that is probably because of my obsession with wanting all if not most 'city' minifig scale cars to have room for two occupants seated next to each other.
    I suppose MOC'ing your green car into a two seater would require it two be eight studs wide, perhaps a little longer too for the sake of proportions. Or keep it six studs wide but use more SNOT techniques for the sides of the car and incorporate more curvy round traits of the original body car design.
    Anyway those are just my musings, regardless your MOCs look pretty epic! Especially because capturing the essence of that car with all its wavy flowing lines in square blocky Lego bricks is quite a challenge.
    CaptainLego
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 804
    After six days in hospital doped up to the eyeballs, have just found out I'm here for another 7-10 day before an eight week stint in assisted physical rehab... Not happy!
    Wow, hope you enjoy the drugs and get well soon :-O

     Secondary question - is it wrong to name and shame the users who consistently post ridiculously large images to the forum? My enjoyment is seriously affected by this.  I'm pretty sure they already know who they are but either A. Don't care in the slightest about others or B. Have such a ridiculously overinflated opinion of their own input that they think people actually WANT massive oversized pictures of their crap!


    Well, that might be a bit OTT, but I agree, I think people posting full resolution images is annoying. I don't read this forum on my phone on the move any more because of the sheer amount of data it consumes to look at posts like one above here as I'm typing.

    It's simple to resize a photo on a smartphone, or to upload it to flickr and embed here at a reasonable size, where people can click through to flickr to see a larger size if they want to.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,935
    Hope you feel better soon @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA enjoy the Lego.

    I've had a good day,  a rattling parcel arrived, ordered the last pieces and stickers for my store-MOC and built #40079, my shelf looks much better now!

    Here's my (downsized) picture:

    Might need a light at the back of my cupboard ;)

    I usually let my pictures save into a private Flickr account automatically, then click on the picture in the app or browser and download it on 'medium' size. If the picture is also on my public Flickr, I'll add the link to the pic.

    Sounds like a funny workaround but for me is easier then a resizing app.
    bandit778IceCreamCloneomniumMAGNINOMINISUMBRASumoLegoLegopantsBaby_Yodadmcc0chrisalddin
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,511
    @snowhitie Ikea do some cool LED strip lighting, I picked up the wrong pack when I was there last and got the colour change version, instead of the white. But now having a blue or red glow on the modular street is quite nice! Also, you need to get a mini Mini!

    I use Instagram and then post the saved version, hopefully its not too large. I never have an issue loading the forum, but then I've got good data speed on all devices I read it on. Personally I'd let a mod know so they can drop the user/s a polite message to resize.
    omniumMAGNINOMINISUMBRAsnowhitie
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,424
    I'd like to apologize in advance- if I ever figure out how to post a photo here, resizing it would surely be beyond my abilities. So I'll post just one photo to limit the pain! 
    LostInTranslationMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • Pepster64Pepster64 Livonia, MIMember Posts: 17
    I'd like to apologize in advance- if I ever figure out how to post a photo here, resizing it would surely be beyond my abilities. So I'll post just one photo to limit the pain! 
    This is one of the few websites that doesn't resize images that are uploaded.  I have even developed websites were images are resize, for it makes it easier for everyone involved. 
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAsid3windrMaffyDAddicted2Oxygen
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    Thanks for the kind wishes guys!  Though the drugs are brilliant, I wouldn't recommend the cause.  After falling 7.5 metres onto concrete then bouncing onto my head,  I feel truly blessed to be here at all! in my life I've been electrocuted, had third degree burns to both legs and several broken ribs.  I'd gladly trade this fractured hip for third degree burns WHILE being electrocuted.and hit in the ribs with a baseball bat!
    omniumsnowhitieMr_CrossAddicted2OxygenFizyx
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 417
    I'm sorry to hear that @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA.  You must be one tough person to go through all that.  I think my heart would give out if just one of those things happened to me.
    Mr_Cross
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    snowhitie said:

    Sounds like a funny workaround but for me is easier then a resizing app.
    I find it aggravating that there is no Ferrari mini-polybag.  (As I make a mental note to track down a Mini Cooper poly.)
    snowhitiesid3windr
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,261
    edited June 2018
    SumoLego said:
    snowhitie said:

    Sounds like a funny workaround but for me is easier then a resizing app.
    I find it aggravating that there is no Ferrari mini-polybag.  (As I make a mental note to track down a Mini Cooper poly.)
    There is the Shell promo but not the right color scheme. Hopefully whatever the Aston Martin is that we get there is a smaller poly version as well.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
     Secondary question - is it wrong to name and shame the users who consistently post ridiculously large images to the forum? My enjoyment is seriously affected by this.  I'm pretty sure they already know who they are but either A. Don't care in the slightest about others or B. Have such a ridiculously overinflated opinion of their own input that they think people actually WANT massive oversized pictures of their crap!

    Couldn't agree more. I live very remotely so on a bad day images load in strips like it's the 90's! Most forums I've been on solve that sort of thing by separating the posts into pages more frequently, often 12 posts a page. It'd definitely save time and space if images could be put inside spoilers, so that the images only load when you click on the relevant spoiler. Like this:

    Image here!

    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAomnium
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    ^ I'm sitting in a major metropolitan hospital with 'full bars' and still having loading issues. I can only imagine your frustration! I know personally 2 people who, despite being massive FOL's, don't bother with the forums due to page loading and stability issues...
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993

    EDIT:  Please don't take these comments as whinging - I really appreciate what @Huw and the other mods achieve overall with what we've got,  especially when we take the cost to us into account. Add to this the fact that there are so few affiliate links for Aussie users and I DOUBLY appreciate the service we are provided!
    snowhitieMr_CrossMaffyD
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,424
    Congratulations! Best of luck to you!
    Aanchir
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,261
    @snowhitie I was thinking of this one from 2012: #30192
    snowhitie
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,935
    @snowhitie I was thinking of this one from 2012: #30192
    Right, at least that's an F40, but indeed the colours are off.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,261
    The colors would be easy enough to overcome but it needs the stickers for the windows at the very least which presents a problem. You can always just say the headlights are in the down position.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,449
    Congrats to @Aanchir - and anyone else in a similar situation.
    AanchirMr_Cross
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,801
    I think my favorite part of @snowhitie 's picture is Wall-E inquisitive look toward the camera. 

    The vehicles are pretty fantastic too!
    stluxsnowhitieLegoboyLittleLoriMr_Crosssid3windr
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