What's your LEGO 'status' today?

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  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942

    @snowhitie and @560Heliport - if you have a Windows laptop it should have MS Paint installed and that's a very simple option for re-sizing:

    • Navigate to the folder/location of your photo
    • Right click on it and select 'Open With' and 'Paint'
    • On the main 'Home' toolbar/ribbon select 'Resize'
    • Click on the 'Pixels' Radio button and then replace the value in the 'Horizontal box' (e.g. '800' - the 'Vertical' will automatically adjust)
    • Finally click 'Ok' and save it.

    And, in true Blue Peter fashion, here's one I prepared earlier (800 x 408 pixels)!

    omniumBaby_Yodasnowhitie
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    I only have a smartphone, no computer except at work, and I barely know how to use that. I have no clue how to get a photo from my phone to the Forum.
    LostInTranslationdspigel
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,985
    I have the Photo Resizer app from Farluner (?) to crop and resize photos. The 75% option reduces a 3-4MB photo to well below 1MB. Very easy to use:
    Take the photo. 
    Select it in the app for cropping and/or resizing (the photo is then saved to a separate Resizer folder in the Gallery so it's easy to find when uploading). 

    omniumsnowhitieLostInTranslation
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 131
    Thank you @Legopants. I will try and find something like that. I was wondering too as I am still learning to use this outsmart me phone and have no clue about picture sizes, etc. No computer here either.
    LostInTranslationLegopants
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,227
    Lobot said:
    @snowhitie and @560Heliport - if you have a Windows laptop it should have MS Paint installed and that's a very simple option for re-sizing:
    -SNIP-

    Be careful using MS Paint with images that have transparent parts. It doesn't support transparency and any image saved in MS Paint will automatically have all of its transparent pixels replaced with white. Shouldn't affect photographs, though.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    @snowhitie
    if I had to make a positive list of posters who resize their pics out respect for other users, you'd be in the top three!  As I'm NOT in naming and faming mode I won't say who the two others are but it's obvious by their comments (and efforts) that they're the kind of people who, I expect, respect the thoughts and feelings of others both digitally and out there in the real world!
    The small amount of time you've taken to learn the skill is most definitely appreciated.
    snowhitieomniumMaffyD
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,000
    @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA, hope you're on the mend now! Not sure how you've survived your list of injuries, which sounded almost the same as the list Bill Murray recites in Groundhog day!

    Another way to resize images is to send yourself an email with them attached, the mail program resizes them when you send, then just resave the attachment to your device.
    I don't know if all devices and mail programs do this. My email (on my iPad and my ancient iMac) has a feature that allows you to send small, medium or fullsize images, (click the paperclip or the word images, it shpuld be followed by a file size).
    You have no controls as these are presets, but you can easily drop a 1Mb or 2Mb image to between 100-400k which should be more than enough for forum purposes.
    Fwiw, I much prefer using photoshop to resize, but in a pinch, on the tablet it's a lot quicker.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRALittleLoriLobot
  • IceCreamCloneIceCreamClone Chicago-ishMember Posts: 70
    Just got in a few more of the wide Sterilite drawers to further flesh out my closet. I would post a picture, but I don't want to accidentally upload something the size of a mural.
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942

    @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA - I had a random accident two years ago which involved me running into a concrete pavement, and getting a fractured femur, which was rather annoying at 40! 

    I was on crutches for 12 weeks after surgery, and now have a rather substantial bolt holding it all together.  I'll always regret that moment, but I'm forever grateful to the NHS.  It may take time, but I hope you make a full recovery - and in the interim LEGO is a great way to keep yourself occupied :-)

  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 367
    Lobot said:

    I'm forever grateful to the NHS.

    I can second that! Five weeks ago my dad was in a serious motorcycle accident, and had to be airlifted to hospital. Nobody thought he was going to make it through the first night, but thanks to the amazing efforts of the NHS and what we can do with surgery nowadays, he's just about to move from intensive care to a normal ward, and should make a pretty much full recovery.
    getting a fractured femur, which was rather annoying at 40! 
    He's 60, and broke both femurs (amongst a large number of other bones)... so he's also held together by some substantial metal plates now!

    A bit off topic for "what's your Lego status", so apologies! I did suggest bringing him some Lego sets to help stave off boredom, but he could only really move one hand, and couldn't move his neck either, so I don't think he'd have managed them very well...
    LobotAddicted2Oxygen
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    I bought a new car yesterday, so can't afford any LEGO for the next six years... Ha! I'll just dine out less, and work more overtime.
    FowlerBricksSalamalexBaby_YodaAddicted2Oxygen
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,227
    ^ I recently got my first car. It needs heaps of work done to it - so much, in fact, that the owners were prepared to simply give it away. At least it's a manual (well, what's left of it is a manual).
    Addicted2OxygenMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 367
    Jern92 said:
    Got promoted at work today, which means more money, which means more LEGO! 
    Congratulations!
    Jern92BrickByBrick
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 276
    edited June 2018
    I've got a bit train crazy the past couple of weeks. At the weekend I built my #60051 and #60098. Both enjoyable (The heavy-haul train is excellent). I also ordered a #60197 for pickup tomorrow.

    I'm extremely excited for #60197 as I've been writing a library for interfacing with Power Functions 2.0 components using Node.js (A programming language). Currently it supports both WeDo 2.0 and Boost, as well as all the respective motors and sensors, and mix-and-matching between them to (ie. you can use a Boost color sensor on the WeDo 2.0 hub, or a WeDo 2.0 distance sensor with the Boost hub). When the train arrives on Saturday, I plan to spend that evening making the Powered Up hub, remote, and train motor work with the library too. Power Functions 2.0/Powered Up really is so much more powerful than Power Functions in my opinion.

    Check out the library here - https://github.com/nathankunicki/node-lpf2/

    On top of that, I got an unexpected bonus from work on Friday, which blew me away. 90% of it is going into the house fund, but I also treated myself to 2x #10233 and a #10219 from eBay, which I've always wanted, and missed as they were released during my second dark age.

    My Lego budget for the month is waaaaaay out of whack, but what the heck. :D


    BumblepantsTheBigLegoskisid3windrMAGNINOMINISUMBRAAddicted2OxygenomniumMegtheCat
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    ^you need at least 2 #10219s though! Although bricklinking additional containers and wagons in other colors is really fun too. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,567
    Not necessarily Lego related (okay, not related at all), but I'm anxiously gearing up for my 4th of July Firework Show. This will be my 11th year shooting a show for my community. Last year we had right around 2000 people show up.   NO PRESSURE RIGHT? 

    Outside of Lego, fireworks are easily my biggest hobby. I'll post some pictures and maybe a video post-4th. 

    200+ hours of work in and plenty more to go!
    mustang69snowhitieMAGNINOMINISUMBRAPumpkin_3CK5Addicted2OxygenM_BossFizyx
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    Congratulations @Jern92 and good luck @Switchfoot55.
    Switchfoot55Jern92
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 384
    edited June 2018
    Two more cars: Lamborghini 350GT and Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner:

    TheBigLegoskiFowlerBricks
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 384
    Btw, if someone could let me know if my images are too big, I’d appreciate it. It’s hard to tell from an iPhone.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,345
    edited June 2018
    According to my info your picture is 196.65 KB (201,365 bytes)
    I don't think that is tooo big, but what do I know!?! I usually check brickset on a desktop or laptop, not on my phone, and I don't live e.g. in the outback Down-Under with lousy internet speeds.

    If @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA ; would just ask the people who upload huuuuge photo's than I suppose they would be more than willing to downsize them. I don't think I am one of 'them' but in case my pics are way too big, just let me know!
    ps.
    All the best to you and I wish you a speedy recovery Magninominisumbra! 

    BTW nice cars Captain Lego!

    -----
    About the new City trains (and the old ones)! I have been eyeing them, checking out Jang's reviews among other Lego youtubers with big city layouts and trains, but I just have no room for train tracks, and all sprawling layouts that comes with such sets, but I really like them!

    CaptainLego
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    ^196 KB is a great size.

    While we're talking about cars and images, here is a photo of the Ford Fiesta. I love the design of this set. :D It's so compact and just all around awesome.



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  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    Glad Bricks and Pieces have caught up with the orders and have been shipping fast, just like before.

    LostInTranslationFowlerBricksCaptainLegoTheBigLegoskiFizyx
  • IceCreamCloneIceCreamClone Chicago-ishMember Posts: 70
    Mad at the carrier that google express uses for pushing my delivery of #75156 back from today to Monday.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    edited June 2018
    @CaptainLego Yeah 200kb is awesome! @TheBigLegoski - Problem is, as I only use an iPhone - I can't tell who the big pic culprits are most of the time either!  Once a huge pic unsuccessfully loads it generally stops smaller, optimised photos loading after it.
      I think the best policy (as with most things in life)  is self regulation though I'm a firm fan of @Mr_Cross method of emailing pics to yourself on iPhone - great way to get the size down.

     @Switchfoot55 Please be careful you crazy explosive bastard - we don't need any more stories of ridiculous life threatening accidents.
     @MrHobbles - as a train head - SUPER jelly about your recent acquisitions AND your suprise work bonus (if your LEGO purchases only make up 10% of the value that's a sweet suprise bonus indeed!)
    And finally, a big shout out to @MaffyD - someone who at the start was posting gigantic pics but took the time and effort to start optimising.  I knew from the start I had interest in your pics and comments but always dreaded seeing your username because of the massive pics attached!  These days - entirely different story - look forward to seeing that little wrestler dude!
    snowhitieCaptainLegoHugeYellowBrickMaffyD
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,345
    Checking the forum on my phone just to see what it was like again. Using data (no Wi-Fi ) and well I have no problemmo with all those pics etc. Although I can imagine that this might be different when you don't have 4G. Damn I love my cheap relative high-end budget Samsung!! Hail Android! No Apple for me. ;-)
  • MalkizidMalkizid Solihull, U.KMember Posts: 13
    @Jern92 congratulations, i too got a promotion this week, it's nice to get a bit more money to spend on lego.
     Even better my lego status is now 'Very Very Happy' as the Lego shop part of the Birmingham Lego Discovery Centre opened yesterday, and my workplace is the Arena Birmingham to which the Centre is attached too, I have a 1 minute walk from the staff room to the shop. The attraction itself opens later this coming week.
     My wallet is not going to like my lunch hours as i raid the PaB wall every few weeks, certainly better than going to Milton Keynes every few months. However i'll miss out on the VIP points :( as they are Merlin owned.
     And hello all, this only my 2nd post on the forums, now i'm going to see if i can build a brickheadz of myself with the newly acquired Go Brick Me set while watching some football.
    BrickByBrickJern92MAGNINOMINISUMBRAFizyx
  • Mr_HobblesMr_Hobbles San FranciscoMember Posts: 276
    Todays update, I got #60198! Haven't even built the thing yet, but the first thing I did was start hacking on the new Powered Up hub. In short, it's basically a Boost Move Hub. Here's a video I've made of a train using the Boost Color Sensor to reverse direction when it hits the end of the track:


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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,227
    edited July 2018
    I am this close to buying a #70652 and "borrowing" one of the school's Boost sets (that are for the primary school children) to make the alternate build. Seven years ago a robotic Lego dragon would have been my dream set. Heck, a Lego dragon in general was my dream set!
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    @Mr_Hobbles
    Forgot to add that the only thing I'm more Jelly about that your latest acquisitions was all that boost/ we do/ rub a dub hub lingo you're going on about - I'm  extremely interested to see what you nerds can do to make my trains do cooler and cooler things! 
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Just found out that they’re officially putting a LEGO store in Ross park mall in Pittsburgh and I’m excited to not have to travel to Columbus or Cleveland 
    BumblepantsJenni
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    @bookmum love the Fabuheadz! You should do a whole series
    SumoLegostluxAanchirbookmumLostInTranslation
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    @bookmum love the Fabuheadz! You should do a whole series
    Jack Stonheadz... Galidez...

    Anyone else considering a Gorm Brickheadz?
    BumblepantsbookmumBricklover18Baby_YodaAddicted2Oxygen
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 986
    Strangely enough, while I find  Brickheadz level of creepiness/annoyingness (yeah I know it's not a word but YKWIM) is only surpassed by that new Dobby head that's escaped from the uncanny valley...
    Fabuheadz ARE actually cute, endearing and nostalgic!

  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794
    Both my Bricks and Pieces orders came yesterday. Here's the bigger of the two:


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  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,483
    I finally watched the Ninjago Movie today and I loved it.
    Very amusing in places. :)
    LittleLoriMr_CrossFizyx
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    edited July 2018


    Glad Target hasn't placed these on the shelves yet. Just got out of work too! #SlytherinFtw
    Baby_YodaFowlerBricksMr_CrossAddicted2OxygenIceCreamCloneBricklover18Lobot
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 230
    So yesterday I was building #76109 but found the same issue with the helicopter base part as this person on reddit.

    Exactly the same warping so the pieces won't really attach very well and it won't stay together.

    I've contacted Lego to get it replaced but with the wrong torso that @Coolguy5000 got in the same set too, it's disappointing to see.
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Finally able to build again after a cross-country move.  The new HP Great Hall is an awesome build.  I can’t help but want to buy another and finish off the doll-house’d side.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    I came back from a massive hiatus today only to learn how far behind i am on Brickheadz. Started #42066 as well 
    BumblepantsMr_CrossFowlerBricksFizyx
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    I'm a bit miffed that the brickheadz are now all seeming to be in double packs. More expensive so I can't justify 'treating myself'. 
    Mr_CrossFizyx
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    bookmum said:
    I'm a bit miffed that the brickheadz are now all seeming to be in double packs. More expensive so I can't justify 'treating myself'. 
    Some of the new ones are still single packs, like Hermione, Elsa, Vader, and Boba Fett. But yeah the double packs are for sure increasing. In some cases it's clear it's to make it easier to sell non-standard-sized figures but I wonder if it's also an attempt to diversify price points more.
  • MalkizidMalkizid Solihull, U.KMember Posts: 13

    Just come back from a preview afternoon down in the new Discovery Centre Birmingham. It's looking very good down there.

    Watched the 4d movie, had a good look around the miniland but didn't have time to sit and build anything.

    Can't wait to take my nephews and actually sit and build stuff.

  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Yay, the last set (#21042) from my latest [email protected] order finally arrived, seeing other peoples' pictures of the Statue of Liberty built, I figured it would be a big box, but damn, for an Architecture set, I don't think I've seen a bigger box.
    SumoLegoxiahna
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    At 47.5x27.2x7cm, the box for #21010 Robie House is bigger ;)

    At 35x18x12cm, the box of #21042 is actually smaller in most dimensions than the format used for earlier large(ish) Architecture sets like #21005 Fallingwater or #21017 Imperial Hotel: 38x26x7cm.
    Being thicker, that works out at less than 10% more volume, for substantially more pieces.
    SumoLegosid3windr
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