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  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector Member Posts: 765
    arathemis said:
    How many burps does the castle have?
    The following BURPs are included in #71043 Hogwarts Castle:
    • #6143428 Mountain Bottom 4X10X6 * 10
    • #6233297 mountain corner (can't find in Brickset so may be new) * 6
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,637
    Nice! I will have to order the dark tan mountain corners for a project. Glad they molded it in that color.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited August 2018
    @SeanTheCollector thanks for the pics, looks like a good way to spend the day. Question, what is the white big tray? I can see you use the same white insert from IKEA that I use for building on top of it, is the other one also a lid or something from an IKEA box?

    We've also been doing more Hogwarts, but the different version ;) My son has built his great hall, so now I can start combining. Yesterday we both build the Quidditch set. Pretty fun having 2 of each, this is a first for us (be cool for other stuff but don't have the budget for that). Also been trying to make different figures for Huffelpuf etc. Oliver Wood and Marcus Flint are now also in the great hall (although Marcus needs long black legs I couldn't find in my spares) and I made a generic hufflepuf and also a couple of Quidditch players. I know some of you like recoginsing specific hair or face pieces (didn't have many fleshy faces spare), so feel free to have a guess ;)

    Also the Basilisk got elongated!
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector Member Posts: 765
    Continuing on from my previous post on building #71043 Hogwarts Castle - Part 2.
    Bag 8 finished:

    Bag 9 finished:

    Bag 10 finished:

    Bag 11 finished:

    Bag 12 finished:

    Bag 13 finished:

    Bag 14 finished:

    Bag 15 finished:

    Some thoughts at this stage:
    • I loved building the stained glass windows - very clever!
    • Normally I hate stickers but their presence in this set hasn't bothered me so far.
    • I don't like how the small towers are attached to the roof since they have all fallen off as I move the set around! Since the rest of the set so far is very sturdy, I would have apprieciated more thought on making the towers more sturdy.
    • I hate how the little trees disruped my orderly build process! The brown trunks look like they should be growing out of various dark green wedges below where they are placed but making that happen is not always possible and even where it is possible, requires considerable fiddling to make it happen! Although, once over the chaos, the trees do look good.
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk Member Posts: 365
    Just finished building my own version of #40316 Geoffrey Giraffe from ToysRUs (minus the printed stars) after Bricklinking the pieces.

    No idea if it will ever get released and/or available in the UK, so thought I may as well. I think it's a great little build and shows how versatile the standard BrickHeadz model can be to make some vastly different shaped characters.

    [Apologies for the poor picture]
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,818
    Found #7596 and #7597 at the thrift shop, missing all the minifigures except the dinosaur, but all the other parts are there.

  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 974
    Just finished #40291 from my backlog. Nice little freebie, would recommend to anyone who wants a nice little display model.
  • MalkizidMalkizid Member Posts: 22
    Tackling the architecture house with my nephew today.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited August 2018
    @Malkizid enjoy!
    I did 2 titsy tiny builds (from 2010 advent calendar) since most of my energy went on other stuff, still not missed one day of building since Jan 1st, never thought that would happen.

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    ^Definitely jealous!

    Maybe one day...
  • PyrobugPyrobug Member Posts: 179
    edited August 2018

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    Finally getting around to this one. Fun build so far!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited September 2018
    No big builds for me this weekend since we had other fun stuff to do :)
    But finished the dragon school. @Mr_Cross (who's doing the monthly building comp here) might like this, there's a lot of functionality in such a small set. Plus it looks nice!

  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,637
    @snowhitie I like that you have all the baby dragons in the shot. I see the dark azure one is cutting class though!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    @Bumblepants to my regret we are missing that one! Although, I didn't have a third extra transclear purple dish either so maybe that was faith... Hope to pick it up at some point tough!
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,383
    edited September 2018

    #31070 was the set of choice last week.

    Started with the 3rd build first, The F1 car.

    Next up was the Forklift.

    Saved the biggie till last.

    I really enjoyed the 3 different builds in this set, the F1 car and the forklift both look good when finished but lack any functionality, which was disappointing especially on the forklift.

    The main build was good fun to put together and the mechanism for the gull wing doors is simple but very effective.

    I only have one small minor gripe about all the builds in this set. No steering.

    After building the Ferguson Tractor, which has working steering made with a minimal amount of parts, having functional steering on these three models would have made them much more playable (the steering wheel on the F1 car doesn't turn at all) instead of just three nice looking display models.

  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    @bandit778 Getting functional steering on the Ferguson Tractor seems to have been a major challenge, but fingers crossed the lessons learnt from that one will show up in future sets!
  • daewoodaewoo Member Posts: 815
    I've been building additional rolling stock for my railroad, with a focus on tanker cars in dark orange, dark red, dark purple, tan, medium stone gray, and white.  So many BL orders...
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,315
    Had a bit of a building break recently but after trips to Birmingham Discovery centre shop and Leicester Square. We've built a couple of small sets.
    Bit late for Chinese New Year, but it'll go well with the rooster.

    The creator seaplane on the left is awesome. 40 pieces in total but just looks great. And just £2.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    edited September 2018
    I must say, I really enjoyed this build! I learned some new concepts and enjoyed every step of the process. 

    I did find it interesting that the box art depicted the ship/bottle facing to the right whereas the instructions had you build with the ship/bottle facing to the left. I found my brain constantly struggling with wanting to match the box art, but building to the instructions. It ended with me having to re-position my sails in the finished model as I wanted to have it face to the right. My OCD was in overdrive trying to follow the rules of the instructions, but the picture on the box. 

    ...just now catching in this photo that the "wax stamp" is not straight along with one of the gold embellishments around the Leviathan tile.

    To ask the masses, two of the large clear pieces at the top of the bottle came pretty scratched up with one of them having an inch+ scratch on it. Is this something I could/should approach Lego CS about? Or would the chances of receiving two new, unscratched pieces be unlikely?
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,696
    Either call Lego CS or put the scratched pieces on the bottom. 
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,388
    I must say, I really enjoyed this build! I learned some new concepts and enjoyed every step of the process. 
    I just picked this set up for myself as well and am really looking forward to diving into it!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,783
    Decided I needed to treat myself after a scan yesterday showed nothing nasty in my undercarriage, so popped into Sainsburys on the way home.  Lego shelves were virtually empty but I couldn't resist this.

  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,535
    Ok, so first off. Not posted here in a while, although I have been building! I'll get to my old builds in a bit, but first up - this!

  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,388
    Started in on this beauty tonight! 

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    You won't be disappointed @pxchris!
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda Member Posts: 1,295
    I messed up so horribly when depositing the water from the bags into the bottle. I built it in February and to this very day I find little blue studs in the carpet...
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda Member Posts: 1,295
    It's pretty cool that all your minifigures were found the same as they were left. Except for that female pirate's torso. I'm sure you wish that little drawing had rubbed off...
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Member Posts: 95
    Actually yeah, it kinda bums me out a bit now. Still, I'd completely forgotten about it so at least it gave me a bit of a laugh!
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,388
    Finished up #21313 last night. Definitely a satisfying build. My least favorite part was the beginnings of bag 2 building all of the bottom of the bottle, but that's just mostly due to my OCD. 

    Bag(s) 3 was definitely extremely satisfying! 

    Honestly I'm really happy with the whole thing and love how it looks finished. 

    I agree wholeheartedly with @Switchfoot55 though about the disconnect between the direction on the box art and in the instructions. I found my brain constantly at odds with the instructions.

  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,679
    did you count to make sure there are 284 studs?
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    @Fauch... don't give my brain ideas it doesn't need to have!!!
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda Member Posts: 1,295
    I was trying to figure out why your model has more water than mine... and then I looked down...
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,388
    Fauch said:
    did you count to make sure there are 284 studs?
    Well, I mean... of course.
    And I had to make sure all of the studs were facing with the logo the same way.

  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 454
    @Polyphemus Lovely vintage sets there.  I've been in the process myself of bringing over my old sets from when I was a kid in the 90s and deconstructing them for better storage. That old Black Seas Barracuda still holds up 30 years later. Remarkable set. Fortunately, plain yellow torsos aren't hard to come by, so you'll have a fresh canvas for your anatomically-correct figurehead :-D
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    Hmm, that Ship in a Bottle seems like it has a lot more water than mine too....
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    Fauch said:
    did you count to make sure there are 284 studs?
    Don't forget the 'extra' stud that really doesn't belong in the set.  (It's an extra, in case one of the actual set studs goes missing...)
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,911
    How do you know which one is the extra? What if you lose one before you're done building? Did you lose the extra, in which case you're OK for now, or did you lose one of the 284- and which one? You have to know which one you're replacing, right? Otherwise it's just absolute chaos! Arrrrrgh!
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,679
    I always check my extra parts. yesterday I noticed my set was apparently missing an extra blue pin but had an extra-extra black pin. (according to bricklink)
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda Member Posts: 1,295
    SumoLego said:
    Fauch said:
    did you count to make sure there are 284 studs?
    Don't forget the 'extra' stud that really doesn't belong in the set.  (It's an extra, in case one of the actual set studs goes missing...)
    But the studs come in three separate bags, so are there supposed to be three extra studs or one? If there's only 285 studs, does that mean there's only one extra stud or there were three and you lost two of them? Or would the missing two be part of the original 284?!
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 501

    Just finished building bag 1 of the Status of Liberty and some of the building techniques are great. And it's going to be huge.
  • I've been waiting to move, which is happening tomorrow, but when I do, I'll have 
    10256 Taj Mahal
    10261 Roller Coaster
    75955 Hogwarts™ Express V39
    75956 Quidditch™ Match V39
    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle V39

    I also have to construct the table in the basement for my city, which will include modulars, a brick built road, trains, rivers, waterfalls, and a beach/port. I certainly have my work cut out for me!
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,388
    Baby_Yoda said:

    But the studs come in three separate bags
    Three bags...?

    Mine came in two.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda Member Posts: 1,295
    Mine definitely came in three. I remember wondering why they chose that number since 3 isn't a factor of 284.
  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    I seem to recall 3 bags as well. Threw in the extras, and some more extras of mine as well, because 284 wasn't enough!
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