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  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,621
    Some of my favourite sets there! Lovely stuff.
    KungFuKennyMarshallmario
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 764
    Some lovely sets there! #6980 Galaxy Commander remains my favourite set from my childhood! Need to give the old bricks a clean and rebuild those sets one day...
    KungFuKenny
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,729
    Nice to see old sets without loads of faded and discoloured parts.
    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,172
    Wow, look at the size of those instruction books! I wonder where Lego ranks in book “publishing” world-wide. 
    KingAlanIKungFuKennySeijiAmasawagmonkey76lowleadMarshallmario
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,172
    Nice!
    BTW, we have a great thread where we share what we are building:
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/7617/what-are-you-building-right-now/p186
    Paperballpark
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    Wow, look at the size of those instruction books! I wonder where Lego ranks in book “publishing” world-wide. 

    They're a high volume tire manufacturer as well
    AstrobricksKungFuKennySeijiAmasawagmonkey76BumblepantsSwitchfoot55pxchrislowlead
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    #41393 Baking Competition
    I often like LEGO food sets, and this reminded me of the short of show Mom is often watching lately.

    I liked the dripping frosting pieces (to go atop either a 2x2 round or 4x4 round brick) as an effect that couldn't be done with existing parts. Cracked egg tile was a nice print and stickers were used well. I also liked white bulbs in a shade-of-brown 1x2 holed plate to represent an egg carton. Colors were bright but not garish.

    It was a few hundred pieces, but a quick build compared to the huge set I'm working on

    KungFuKennySeijiAmasawaFizyxSwitchfoot55560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    I managed to build all of the Christmas Brickheadz that I've been storing away the last couple of years. 

    They added a nice look to a spread of Christmas treats!
     


    I'm hungry- what's your address? ;)
    Switchfoot55KungFuKennySeijiAmasawagratefulnatgmonkey76AstrobricksKingAlanI
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,125
    Productive day on the bulldozer build. House to myself, so in between bouts of housework and gammon leftovers, bag 1 is complete and the beginnings of a chassis are forming.
    A good couple of hours of relaxed building later.

    Switchfoot55560HeliportKungFuKennyPJ76uklowleadgratefulnat
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,929
    I'm taking the week off and finally taking a wee bit of a stab at my backlog. I'm very thankful to have a lovely stack of sets to enjoy myself with!


    Astrobricks560HeliportKungFuKennySpeedman29PJ76uklowleadMarshallmariogratefulnat
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,172
    edited December 2021
    ^ I had to look up gammon. I’m guessing a pork leg?
    Switchfoot55
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,028
    ^ I had to look up gammon. I’m guessing a pork leg?
    Eh?

  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    Wow, look at the size of those instruction books! I wonder where Lego ranks in book “publishing” world-wide. 
    Bah, I went to The MoA Lego store & they had this giant bulldozer, ONE Ford Raptor, & some.type of green truck in the Technic corner. 
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    (Edit time expired- continued from above)

    The P-A-B Wall was back to ho-humness as well. I thought the MoA store was considered a flagship location. 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    You know it's just a few days after Christmas, right? Give them a chance to restock!
    WesterBricksAstrobricks
  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 472
    ^^ These are the Dark Times - when shelves look more like a post-apoc wasteland until February - up here, at least.  The wispy northern tendrils of the supply lines.
    560HeliportKingAlanI
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 281
    @Switchfoot55 can't take my eyes off those peanut butter blossoms! They look straight out of a Betty Crocker Cookbook
    KungFuKennySwitchfoot55Astrobricks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    #43111 Candy Castle Stage
    This is the first Vidiyo set I bought, for the model itself, not for the app gimmick. So I'm not sure what I'll do with the 2x2 tiles with apparent video scenes
    I was interested in it partly due to sharing a bright food related aesthetic with 41393. It really did feel like that as I started to build. There was even one of the same 2x2 round dripping frosting pieces (to go on top of a 2x2 round brick). The figure also made me think of the TLM2 CMF Kitty Pop.

    Mentally I could have built the whole thing in one sitting. Physically my fingertips were sore from handling all those tiny pieces near the end of bag 1 (there are 3 bags). Both feel like quick builds compared to #75244 approaching 2000 pieces (I stopped working on that at the end of back to do some smaller sets)

    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,172
    edited December 2021
    @Switchfoot55 can't take my eyes off those peanut butter blossoms! They look straight out of a Betty Crocker Cookbook
    I think he photoshopped the lot ;-)
    KingAlanI said:

    Mentally I could have built the whole thing in one sitting. Physically my fingertips were sore from handling all those tiny pieces near the end of bag 1 (there are 3 bags). Both feel like quick builds compared to #75244 approaching 2000 pieces (I stopped working on that at the end of back to do some smaller sets)

    Where is the end of back? 
    Switchfoot55Marshallmario
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,279
    Astrobricks saidv
    KingAlanI said:
     #75244 approaching 2000 pieces (I stopped working on that at the end of back to do some smaller sets)

    Where is the end of back? 
    At the end of a bag. Stupid typos that are themselves real words
    WesterBricksAstrobricks
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,125
    Managed to sneak another few hours building last night and this morning before we went to visit family.
    Spent a while making up the dozer blade gearing system and adding more motors....
    ....that module then got connected with yesterday's build and all the motors and hub connected up....
    ....finally I connected the hub to the app and ran the test routine to ensure everything is working as it should do. All good, so its on to bags 3 next.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55CymbelineKungFuKennyPJ76ukFizyxgratefulnatAddicted2Oxygen
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 32
    That's a crazy dense build. Impressive!
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    You know it's just a few days after Christmas, right? Give them a chance to restock!
    I went 10 days BEFORE Christmas.

    560Heliport
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    edited December 2021
    After a 3+ year run, I'm UNbuilding #10196 Grand Carousel-- getting dusty & batteries dying so it sounds more like a creepy carousel. Will break it down as much as I can so whichever son ends up with it gets the same enjoyment building it as I did. 

    Meanwhile, Bert receives Holy Communion from none other than JC Himself!!


    KungFuKenny560Heliport
  • ryderfanryderfan DFWMember Posts: 35
    I just remember #10196 being the biggest pain. The tension in the lower wheel ring would get off-kilter, preventing it from rotating smoothly, the crinkly gold stickers, and that sound brick!  It sounds creepy at fully charge!
    KungFuKenny
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,244
    Working through Roller Coaster slowly, while watching tv, cleaning, and running errands. Through bag 4, and this thing is impressively large already. Bag 5 finishes off the the first half. Errands pulling me away again right now, so it will have to wait until this afternoon. Hoping to finish the whole thing tomorrow.
    WesterBricksKungFuKenny
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    ryderfan said:
    I just remember #10196 being the biggest pain. The tension in the lower wheel ring would get off-kilter, preventing it from rotating smoothly, the crinkly gold stickers, and that sound brick!  It sounds creepy at fully charge!
    I remember when I got it I straightened a bunch of those crinkly stickers 👍👍

    Yeah I most likely won't build it agan in my.lifetime. I don't have the paper manual(s?) for it & starting to shun using my.phone for instructions. Maybe the grandkids will tackle it when I get some 🤷‍♂️
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,929
    R2 has found his way to the shelf.


    KungFuKennygratefulnatSpeedman29Switchfoot55WesterBricks560HeliportMarshallmarioPJ76uk
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    ryderfan said:
    ...that sound brick!  It sounds creepy at fully charge!
    LOL I had it as my phone alarm & ringtone for quite awhile! 😂
    Switchfoot55WesterBricks
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,125
    Wet and windy start to the day, meant plenty of building time....
    Beginning bags and the engine takes shape. 32lt (that's 1958 cubic inches for the Americans!) 1350hp V12
    Some panelling around the engine and the linear actuators for the blade complete todays work
    Little Miss Speedy was alongside building her Brickheadz kittens!
    Switchfoot55560HeliportWesterBricksJRBricksPJ76ukgratefulnatdatsunrobbieKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    I'm impatiently waiting for Saturday for #80035 Monkie Kid's Galactic Explorer, so today I rebuilt Overwatch #75970 and #75975. #75975 was partially dismantled to use some parts for my "Sweet Mayhem's Glitter Crest" MOC last year.
    AstrobrickspxchrisiwybsKungFuKenny
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,125
    Took a break for bulldozer building over breakfast this morning to construct the Speed Champions Koenigsegg Jesko....
    .... I know LEGO uses bright coloured bricks hidden away to make it easier to identify parts sometimes, but it was quite cool to build a Swedish flag under the engine bay to represent the country the hypercar is built in....
    .... then it's all hidden under the crazy huge wing....
    ....not too many stickers to complete the build.

    560HeliportgratefulnatWesterBricksSwitchfoot55PJ76ukMarshallmarioKungFuKenny
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,181
    I am pausing work on my modular and adding to a castle moc I started on 2020.



    Splitting jumper plates are more frequent than I would expect.

    560HeliportEGRobertsKungFuKennyAddicted2Oxygen
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 830
    edited December 2021
    Thought #42060 was same scale as Tiny Turbos (expecting some ordered TT sets) but soon I realized it wasn't. Had the free time set aside so I finished it anyway.
    560Heliport
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 232
    edited December 2021
    #6683 Hamburger Stand has been on my wanted list since I was a kid.  Last night I used Bricks & Pieces to order the necessary pieces to re-create it.  I had to make a few changes though and ordered enough yellow pieces to accommodate a taller door frame.  Other changes:
    * a plain radar dish instead of the umbrella painted one
    * different color table
    * window has no shutters, but has a clear window that can open up instead
    * clear mugs weren't available, so I got silver
    * instead of 2 1x4 bricks for the sign, I got a piece that was 2 bricks tall so I could avoid stickers across multiple pieces
    * the classic space computers aren't available, so I replaced the cash register with a modern flat screen
    * got some extra little parts to make less blocky burgers
    * baseplate replaced with plate the same color as current roads
    * didn't order minifigures since I have plenty in town already

    Most changes are relatively minor and I think it will be interesting to see how the build using modern pieces turns out.  I'll share photos once the pieces arrive and I build it.  Entire order was under $18.  (I had added in a few unrelated pieces I needed but didn't want to have to order separately, so I'm not sure of the exact cost.)

    If it turns out well, I will likely try it again on something larger.  Perhaps #6365 #6360 or #6350.  Will definitely try #2585 at some point.
    WesterBricksrd1899KungFuKenny
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,125
    Little Miss Speedy had a friend round, so I was stuck in the kitchen with snacks and several hours of building time....
    ....opened bag 4 and started on the track assemblies....
    ....large sprockets and a rack tensioning system with a bit of panelling. Second one is obviously just a mirror....
    ....both in place. This is officially the haf way point of the build. Manual 1 is packed away and number two is primed ready. Still got a way to go.
    PJ76ukSwitchfoot55560HeliportFizyxRedbullgivesuwindKungFuKennyAddicted2Oxygen
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,709
    I've very much enjoy watching your progress of this build! Fun to see the bits come together into the final model. 

    I have very limited exposure with Technic sets. However, I did come across #8455 Back-hoe Loader a few years ago in a bulk lot. I reassembled it before eventually selling it to a Brickset memeber. But it still has my attention and has kept me on the lookout for other Technic construction sets. Your build is helping scratch that itch I guess. 


    Regarding my own build progress, I've decided to part together the Mickey Mouse Pixelart from Rebrickable (https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-18516/kelbiemnz/mickey-mouse-pixelart-moc/#details) as I figured I had most of the pieces already. I just have one more bin to sort through, but am up to 75% of the parts already. Should be relatively cheap to finish off the rest. 

    I'm also a bit stuck on building as my backlog continues to grow. But, with another move on the horizon and likely several months of things needing to stay in storage, I'm hesitant to build much of anything. 

    I may end up trying to snag another bulk lot to at least have stuff to sort and piece together. My wife may feel otherwise, but it feels like its time for one. Who knows, maybe it will finish off the MOC mentioned above and "save" me some money!
    560HeliportSpeedman29pxchris
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,125
    Your build is helping scratch that itch I guess. 

    Glad to be of assistance! I have great memories as a kid in the 80s building various Technic sets around Christmas, mostly building site machines, mainly in yellow! This is a real beast, it's fun tracing the mechanisms while it's naked to see how it all works. I'm in awe of the designers figuring it all out.

    Switchfoot55
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 968
    stlux said:
    I slightly modified 2 #40173 Picture Frames to accommodate a signed picture of Matthew Ashton (TLG's VP of Design) and a Unikitty he had drawn for me a while ago:

    Both pictures were slightly larger than the 10x15cm those frames can hold, so I made them a brick/plate higher than the original. And added some inverted slopes so a selection of Unikitties could add a touch of colour.
    OMG... as a huge Unikitty fan, I love this! I've always wanted to meet Matthew Ashton but sadly I haven't gotten a chance at any U.S. conventions or events. Maybe someday...

    KungFuKennypxchris
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 2,052
    Got home from seeing family so cracked open Mos Eisley Cantina. Started with the first three bags. The bar looks really good just on its own and I would happily have bought it on its own. The snickers helped me have some energy. 
    560HeliportAstrobricksSpeedman29bandit778lowleadFizyxKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    ^ Snickers? Not Red Bull? I'm confused! ;)
    AstrobricksRedbullgivesuwindBrickfan50
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    I really wanted the teal/coral parrot!
    BumblepantsAstrobricksFizyxKungFuKennypxchris
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,172
    ^ Snickers? Not Red Bull? I'm confused! ;)
    It makes him gassy :)
    Bumblepants560HeliportKungFuKennyRedbullgivesuwind
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    #80032 Chang'e Moon Cake Factory. This set is just... delightful! Utterly silly- I love it. The carrot rocket's hatch tucks under the 1x2 plate with rail to stay closed, rather than connecting to a stud. The bunnies' little rocket sled fits in the cockpit of their Hopper vehicle. The Hopper's rear end removes to show a 2x3 cupboard that holds the extra ammo for its new stud shooters.
    AstrobricksdspigelFizyxiwybsgratefulnatKungFuKennyAddicted2OxygenpxchrisSwitchfoot55
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    ^ Note: set does not include crater plates.
    PDelahanty
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,083
    #80035 Monkie Kid's Galactic Explorer. Note the mini handle under the nose- a shout-out to #928 #497 Galaxy Explorer and quite a few other Classic Space ships. 
    AstrobricksWesterBricksiwybsKungFuKennyAddicted2OxygenpxchrisPDelahantyTheOriginalSimonBFollowsClosely
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