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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,132
    @bandit778 Unisithy can make pictures just by using The Force, duh ;)

    @Baby_Yoda I'm sure they could normally get away with that, but I'm a contrarian. None of the other participants on the Inside Tour uses minidolls for their build challenge? I'll do a Friends build. People don't usually open their LIT set. Let's cut the seals and build it!

    Contents of bag 1:


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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,132
    Bag 1 finished:



    The space for the Technic steering mechanism is only 1 stud wide, but seems to work.

    Bit surprised to have relatively large parts left, but am pretty sure I didn't miss anything.
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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,132
    Contents of the #2 bags. Organising the parts like this takes more work than I expected!


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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,412
    Love the tractor! Would love to see the instructions :-)
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,899
    edited June 2018
    @stlux, very nice and thanks for sharing.
    Looking at the model, is the seat for the tractor one of the buildable figure shoulder pieces?
    If so it's very effective and captures the shape of the real thing really well.

    Also not available anywhere else in MSG
    Mr_Cross
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,412
    Ready for raiding.... :-)
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,132
    @bandit778 Yes, it's indeed the shoulder piece of the constraction figures. First time it appears in LBG. 100% agree that it's excellent part use by the designer.
    bandit778Mr_Cross
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,245
    coolest part must be steering?
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,196
    That is a nice tractor. Are the tyres from the Technic BMW bike? Trying to work out the size of it.

    Built #75207 last night. Wanted to watch TV and we'd used all the trays I normally built on, so had to use a dolls high chair!

    Mr_CrossFowlerBricksAddicted2Oxygen
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,132
    edited June 2018
    @Speedman29 It's these tyres, last used in 2010: https://brickset.com/parts/design-87911

    So yes, at one point used in a Technic bike, but not last year's BMW R 1200 GS :)

    I have submitted a "review" of the set for the Brickset homepage, where I have tried to highlight any new colours/unusual parts. Even though that's very far from my comfort zone/area of expertise!

    But of course very happy to answer any questions here/via PM.
    Speedman29LittleLorisid3windr
  • windjammerwindjammer Newcastle, UKMember Posts: 31
    I'm going to attempt a Ninjago City extension - I've a few ideas of some cool things I'd like to see.

    I'll start in stud.io and see how it goes before I commit it to bricks.


    FowlerBricks
  • tfranklin84tfranklin84 Member Posts: 103
    Just finished the carousel. I've built a few modulars, the Ferris wheel, and some other expert sets, but for me this was the most challenging and surprising set I've yet assembled. I'm just amazed how it was designed to all come together and function. 
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,804
    After fiddling with the MOC Lego store this week today I didn't have much of a chance to build so I did half of my last microfighter set, #75195. Quick build but I'm a big fan of these .

    Really loving that FO trooper with the grey lines.

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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    edited June 2018
    The final parts for my recreation of COMCON033-1 turned up, so I've finished putting it together:



    It'll go nicely with the full-scale version. :-)
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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 448
    The final parts for my recreation of COMCON033-1 turned up, so I've finished putting it together:


    It'll go nicely with the full-scale version. :-)
    I had to part that one together too! It's such a fun little build, and it really does look great on display next to the full sized one. I'm really glad that this one was easy to part together.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    I built #60159 Jungle Halftrack Mission today.
    Lovely small/midsize vehicle pack adventure set with a really nice panther, BUT (big but) the set contains this huge half-track pickup-truck, that has a six studs wide body, yet the cab (like most Lego city vehicles) only has room for one minifig.

    So as soon I built it, I took it apart again to see if and how to modify it, so two minifigs will fit in the cab, using only the Lego elements from this set. While I was at it I decided to enlarge the flatbed/open-bed using the one 8x8 plate in this set. The set only contains two 2x2 jumper plates for offsetting the minifig 'seats', and the figures are only held in place by one stud each. Anyway I pulled it off without using addition parts from outside this set itself (the restriction I had imposed on myself toying with this truck for now).
    I had to make the cab one stub longer, and the roof therefore also one stud longer, as well as heighten the wind-shield, and back section of the cap so the roof would fit over the heads of the minifigs. 
    Too bad there are only three of this element in this set:

    With additional pieces, not included in the set, I could of course fit in proper upholstery using SNOT techniques for the cabin, make the dashboard look nicer, use other colours, put in proper doors etc. etc.
    I don't know if or when I will get around to it. Regardless it is a fun set with plenty of potential for modding and MOC'ing.
    ps.
    I got it from Amazon.de for €19,99 (€10 cheaper than normal RRP)
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,085
    edited June 2018
    Been busy on some Jerac TIE's. Still working on proper stands to effectively display them and I've got some Interceptors to go to add to the fleet. 

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1800/29138028058_9ef6c64890_b_d.jpg




  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,442
    The final parts for my recreation of COMCON033-1 turned up, so I've finished putting it together:

    <snip>

    It'll go nicely with the full-scale version. :-)
    You have a full-scale version of Bag End? Crikey, that must be hard to display, even if hobbits are a little smaller than humans! I suppose the best place would be in the garden, but I'd be worried about sun and weather damage.

    Sorry.
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  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 587
    ^Pretty sure Lego actually did that and scaled one up to human size, remember seeing it on Youtube somewhere
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    ^^ Ahem, yes, quite right... I mean full-minifig-scale, of course! ;-)

    ^Yes, they did indeed: https://gizmodo.com/5969825/this-insane-life-sized-lego-hobbit-bag-end-is-made-with-two-million-bricks/
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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    Just build this set #60165  4X4 Response Unit City Coastguard 2017

    Don't know why, but I get super happy building City sets at the moment. It is currently the only theme I am interested in, as I have this massive SW (Lego) fatigue. There is something about City that is just so, don't know how to put it exactly, carefree I suppose is the word that most accurately describes it. Just a bunch of minifigs living in some sort of pretty ideal imaginary world where it is always sunny, and everyone feels awesome (mostly). Well, except when they bump into a giant pyromaniacal octopus.

    Not sure about applying the stickers?! Maybe the license plate stickers, but definitely not all of them. I do like the printed tiles on the rescue boat. However the coolest thing in this set is definitely the 4X4 LandRover (or whatever brand it may be). You can actually fit two minifigs next to each other in this car without having to change anything but move the steering-wheel to the left or right. Only the passenger is not fixed on studs at the moment, but all I have to do to fix that is: take one 2X6 dark grey plate out, and exchange it for four 2X1 jumper plates and two 2X1 tiles, OR perhaps exchange it for one 2X3 plate and two  2X1 jumper plates and one 2X1 tile.
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  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 931
    edited June 2018
    Having just sold the two Fett minifigures, I figured it was time to crack open the other bags of #7153 Slave 1. The box was badly creased and crushed when I bought it so it wasn't a tough decision to make.
    My son and I had a fine time building it this afternoon after school.
    It's an interesting build with more unusual parts than I had appreciated were contained in it. The magnets are a great little feature.
    It begs to be swooshed, but, as we found, if you swoosh it too much it falls apart, we've (I've) scuffed one of the dark blue slopes quite badly... oh knackers!
    The detailing underneath is very sparse and I think the structure would have benifitted a bit if more had been added to it, there is some worrisome flexing on some of the larger plates.
    Having already built the other system scale Slave 1s I can see the evolution of the build now. I have the wonderful #75060 ready to build that I got in a trade with @SumoLego and I'm now extra intrigued to see the building process on the next (larger) iteration.
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  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 275
    I'm building a simple display for my minifigures. I bricklinked the pieces for two displays (the picture shows only one) but just now realized I can still make them larger by using 2x10 plates, even though it will ruin the symmetry. Too bad 2x12 tan plates are rare and expensive, as that would be perfect to fit in my Billy bookcase.

    TheBigLegoskidatsunrobbie
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,237
    I’ve been building #21042 and really enjoying the techniques in the base. This is after the #1 and #2 bags: 


    I also have modded #31064 to lengthen the stubby wings, and change the tail to better match the plane it seems to be based on, the Sea Duck.
    I had to make some parts white due to lack of enough yellow pieces for the wing front edges.
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,398
    ^ @Phantom107, I love the perspective of that photo. 


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  • Drevil44Drevil44 Caledon, ONMember Posts: 4
    I am a fan of motorized/RC Technic builds. Recently I have begun a monster build of a 1:40 scale fully functional NASA Crawler Transporter vehicle. (An ambitious project I must admit). I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer me advice regarding self-leveling sensors and mechanisms? The crawler needs to climb a small grade to the launch site while the rocket and launch platform it is carrying must remain exactly level throughout the journey. My understanding is that the EV3 gyro sensor cannot provide level feedback info but maybe the WeDo 2.0 Tilt sensor might be able to work? Does anyone have any build experience with this or other solution ideas they can offer me?
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 108
    edited July 2018
    Just finished putting the Emerald Night engine together last night. Now I understand why it’s so highly regarded. Taking my time and enjoying the build.

    Sorry no pic etc. had problems with spoiler and image reduction on phone and somehow posted before ready. Cleaned up before 6 min edit. Grrrr...


    Onebricktoomany
  • jlpythonjlpython ILLINOIS, USAMember Posts: 77
    Just started working on 70620 NINJAGO City; haven’t done much building lately and really enjoying this one so far! 
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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,138
    @Keilup and @jlpython both sets that I'll only ever get to build in my dreams! I want to avoid Emerald Night for as long as possible since Lego trains is another rabbit hole and I collect enough lines as it is. Ninjago City is the kind of set I always wanted to exist when the theme first came out, but of course, it's way out of my price range. Next time, though, you might want to use spoilers. Your images loaded in rows for me like I was in the 90's.
    FowlerBricksomnium
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,138
    ^ I too was amazed. Lego will go so far to get just the right angle for those side parts, but they can't make a new element for the cockpit so that it sits low enough...
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  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 69
    Just finished #7477 (my 3rd one). Dino Attack has, and always will be, the most underrated theme Lego has done in my opinion. 
    BumblepantsOnebricktoomany
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,245
    finally ordered my first 2018 sets and it's a dino attack... on lockwood estate.
    I don't have any lego dino yet, so I hope it'll be good.
    lkliment2Onebricktoomany
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,412
    Just built the panama canal. Now not sure what to do with it.


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  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 301
    ^ It looks very impressive photographed like that. I don't even really mind the lack of detail in the face...
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,442
    ^^ Get it out of the sunshine! Now! For goodness' sake think of the fading! :-)

    Great photo, love the angle.
    stevecook132Baby_Yoda
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,804
    @stevecook132indeed, a lovely picture.

    Here's the three builds from #31073, the Mythical Creatures. Got them mostly because of the dark red, but the builds were really fun and the troll and dragon are well cool.



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