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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    More photos. The bottom is boring- I might replace the black plates with red.
    BumblepantsiwybsgratefulnatpxchrisKungFuKennyMr_Cross
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    edited January 2022
    @Lyichir here's the cabin. The stickers are the only difference between left and right. There's a seat for Pigsy (from #80032), and Robot Mo (who I think should be called Mobot) fits between the seats and the bulkhead.
    FizyxBumblepantsiwybsSwitchfoot55Mr_Cross
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    I love how the Monkie Kid sets really go all in with the angled tipper panels.
    560HeliportBumblepantsMr_Cross
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,142
    ^ Snickers? Not Red Bull? I'm confused! ;)
    Oddly enough, I have never tried Redbull outside of having it in shots. 
    560HeliportgratefulnatpxchrisKungFuKenny
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    Had a couple of days off building, but after seeing friends for lunch, I had the evening and the kitchen table to myself. Couple of pigs in blankets rolls and a glass of red to keep me going. Manual two and bags5 were unleashed....
    ....bit of a decorative section this, lower half of the cab. It contains gearing for the movable ladder and a cool seat and a few control panels....
    ....looks almost 80s Technic articulated figure sized to me!

    560HeliportWesterBricksPJ76ukgratefulnatSwitchfoot55KungFuKennyMr_Cross
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,142
    I enjoyed my last day of freedom before returning to the ‘joys’ of work. So I would together the Celestial from Eternals. I really do like it, however, I wish the legs were not hollow as it leaves gaps. Then I got round to finishing off bags 7, 8 and 9 of Mos Eisley. Really starting to come together now. Although, not sure where I will display it. 
    PJ76uk560HeliportSpeedman29KungFuKennygratefulnat
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,382
    Slow progress on my castle.
    Addicted2Oxygen560HeliportWesterBricksBumblepantspxchrisevanceltMr_Cross
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,579
    @Speedman29 - thank you for your story and those photos. I really enjoyed vicariously enjoying your progress. Although I am agog at the amount of free time, space and energy you had for all of it! What with family commitments and such I had barely enough time to help my son build his Christmas presents, so all mine are... still in their boxes and now I'm back at work :-(

    Some day I'll do something similar.
    Addicted2OxygenKungFuKennyMr_Cross
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,579
    @Speedman29 - I'm just glad you've got the opportunity! I must admit I was wrong somewhat. I did build my Secret Santa present and that was more than enough for me!
    KungFuKennySpeedman29Mr_Cross
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    Finally cracked open my UCS AT-AT last night and did bags 1, for the framework of the hips.
    FollowsCloselySwitchfoot55lowlead
  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 336
    I'm getting started with some sort of log cabin.

    Trying to decide if I should make it Colonial Frontier or Wild West themed. Any preferences?




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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,490
    ^May I ask your techniques for attaching the horizontal logs so they're secure as well as how you angled the house to the main stud directions on the rest of the base?

    My vote would be for a Wild West theme. 
    gmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,490
    Thanks for the details!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    edited January 2022
    AT-AT bags 2 finished - what a fiddly PITA that was. Kept having bits drop off the belly tube Assembly and (what looks to be) the port that Luke chucks a thermal detonator in . I see at the end of book 1, the hips/upper legs Assembly is standing upright, but how can it, when there's nothing holding the tube Assembly in place when you turn it upright?

    Presumably somewhere later in the build there's some Assembly to hold it in, either from the top of the hips Assembly, or to peg it in from the bottom?

    Clutch on some of the belly tube Assembly bits seemed really poor.

    Anyone else experiencing the same?
  • lowleadlowlead Member Posts: 693
    ...Anyone else experiencing the same?
    Yes and no...I recall being a bit skeptical about some of the connections on the drive section, but I'm not encountering much trouble so far - and I move the AT-AT frequently.
    Currently replacing some of the studded plates on the side armor with a few of these:
    ...Cleaner look with minimal fuss.

    WesterBricks560HeliportKungFuKennymonkeyhangerMr_Cross
  • LyichirLyichir Member Posts: 1,027
    #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. 
    Nice! I finished that one yesterday too. I really love it—it might be one of my favorite spaceship sets ever, for its level of detail and variety of features. Definitely blows some of the Space Police III sets I was getting a decade or so ago out of the water.

    560Heliport
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    lowlead said:
    ...Anyone else experiencing the same?
    Yes and no...I recall being a bit skeptical about some of the connections on the drive section, but I'm not encountering much trouble so far - and I move the AT-AT frequently.
    Currently replacing some of the studded plates on the side armor with a few of these:
    ...Cleaner look with minimal fuss.


    I've just had a look through the electronic manuals as I haven't cracked open boxes 2, 3 and 4, the only thing that even looks like it would hold the back end of the tube section in is the bit on the back that meets up with the tube (like a tail bone - I forget the actual description) maybe once that is on, the drive assembly will hold itself up. I'm tempted to mod now to keep it up for the rest of the build, because right now it won't stay up when the hip assembly is sat the right way up.
  • lowleadlowlead Member Posts: 693
    edited January 2022
    ^^ I don't recall having this problem.  Either way, yes, the 'butt' end of the walker has that detailed section that pivots inward, which will catch on the 1x2 rounded plate of the aft drive tube.  It's not an actual connection, but it secures the tube pretty well. 
    monkeyhanger
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968

    BumblepantsAstrobricks560HeliportKungFuKennylowleadMarshallmario
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    lowlead said:
    ^^ I don't recall having this problem.  Either way, yes, the 'butt' end of the walker has that detailed section that pivots inward, which will catch on the 1x2 rounded plate of the aft drive tube.  It's not an actual connection, but it secures the tube pretty well. 
    Thanks for that. Given that the assembly with the drive tubes etc doesn't seem secure until adding that tail bone type piece and you've got to have that hanging out upside down fighting gravity for seemingly 60% of the build, I took the decision to secure it. At the 2 ends of the black plating that the tubes are secured to, I attached a 2x4 plate on each end and to that I added a 2x2 axle brick, with the axle locked into one of the technic holes of the main hip frame. Maybe that description isn't great, I'll add a photo later, I have to go and replace a busted electronic door lock so we don't get locked out!
  • lowleadlowlead Member Posts: 693
    @monkeyhanger Yeah, def post a pic!
    @WesterBricks I really like the grain pattern of your table! =o)
    WesterBricks
  • BastyBasty Member Posts: 496
    evancelt said:
    ^May I ask your techniques for attaching the horizontal logs so they're secure as well as how you angled the house to the main stud directions on the rest of the base?

    My vote would be for a Wild West theme. 
    The logs attach via SNOT bricks on either side of the doorway (facing out to the sides of the building)



    For the angled building, I use a 16x brick and attach it on a 1x1 round stud to the base and then swing it around in a circle looking for connection points that match the angle I'm looking for. Once I find connections for the 16x brick/plate, then i look for connections at 90 degrees to that and then lay down some plates to test it out. Then I put tiles under the non-connection parts of the plates so they rest flat and have a strong connection.

    I'm still confused at how the logs attach. On the left side, the logs to the left of the window must just be wedged in? Also the brick just to the right of the window on the left side, should it not have studs touching the window or what part have you used there?
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    edited January 2022
    #8147 Bullet Run arrived ahead of schedule, i got half the vehicles done (the limo is the coolest vehicle EVER) & very sticker-centric.

    Wondering why they didnt cover the white half-cyliders' seams using the 2 FUEL 4 SPEED Stickers- dont you want the seams hidden? (How I did it)
     
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 533
    Basty said:
    evancelt said:
    ^May I ask your techniques for attaching the horizontal logs so they're secure as well as how you angled the house to the main stud directions on the rest of the base?

    My vote would be for a Wild West theme. 
    The logs attach via SNOT bricks on either side of the doorway (facing out to the sides of the building)



    For the angled building, I use a 16x brick and attach it on a 1x1 round stud to the base and then swing it around in a circle looking for connection points that match the angle I'm looking for. Once I find connections for the 16x brick/plate, then i look for connections at 90 degrees to that and then lay down some plates to test it out. Then I put tiles under the non-connection parts of the plates so they rest flat and have a strong connection.

    I'm still confused at how the logs attach. On the left side, the logs to the left of the window must just be wedged in? Also the brick just to the right of the window on the left side, should it not have studs touching the window or what part have you used there?
    It looks like the windows are on their sides too. The right hand side is thicker so that's the bottom of the window.
    Switchfoot55
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    @gelkster you want STAMP? (STickers Across Multiple Parts) Okay, go ahead! Do it your way. :)
    Astrobricksgelksteriwybsgmonkey76
  • BastyBasty Member Posts: 496
    vizzitor said:
    Basty said:
    evancelt said:
    ^May I ask your techniques for attaching the horizontal logs so they're secure as well as how you angled the house to the main stud directions on the rest of the base?

    My vote would be for a Wild West theme. 
    The logs attach via SNOT bricks on either side of the doorway (facing out to the sides of the building)



    For the angled building, I use a 16x brick and attach it on a 1x1 round stud to the base and then swing it around in a circle looking for connection points that match the angle I'm looking for. Once I find connections for the 16x brick/plate, then i look for connections at 90 degrees to that and then lay down some plates to test it out. Then I put tiles under the non-connection parts of the plates so they rest flat and have a strong connection.

    I'm still confused at how the logs attach. On the left side, the logs to the left of the window must just be wedged in? Also the brick just to the right of the window on the left side, should it not have studs touching the window or what part have you used there?
    It looks like the windows are on their sides too. The right hand side is thicker so that's the bottom of the window.

    Ah yes! Looking at it again, you are right. The window pretty much looks the same if upright or on it sides.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,566
    @gelkster you want STAMP? (STickers Across Multiple Parts) Okay, go ahead! Do it your way. :)
    Or, Stickers Across Even More Multiple Parts (STAEMMP)? I’m guessing they didn’t want to sticker all six parts together. Hiding seams has never been a Lego ethos.
    gelkster560Heliportiwybs
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,566
    Basty said:
    vizzitor said:
    Basty said:
    evancelt said:
    ^May I ask your techniques for attaching the horizontal logs so they're secure as well as how you angled the house to the main stud directions on the rest of the base?

    My vote would be for a Wild West theme. 
    The logs attach via SNOT bricks on either side of the doorway (facing out to the sides of the building)



    For the angled building, I use a 16x brick and attach it on a 1x1 round stud to the base and then swing it around in a circle looking for connection points that match the angle I'm looking for. Once I find connections for the 16x brick/plate, then i look for connections at 90 degrees to that and then lay down some plates to test it out. Then I put tiles under the non-connection parts of the plates so they rest flat and have a strong connection.

    I'm still confused at how the logs attach. On the left side, the logs to the left of the window must just be wedged in? Also the brick just to the right of the window on the left side, should it not have studs touching the window or what part have you used there?
    It looks like the windows are on their sides too. The right hand side is thicker so that's the bottom of the window.

    Ah yes! Looking at it again, you are right. The window pretty much looks the same if upright or on it sides.
    You can also tell from the bumps on the top and bottom of the window grilles, which are oriented right/left.
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    I’m guessing they didn’t want to sticker all six parts together. Hiding seams has never been a Lego ethos.
    Hmm good point-- I guess they took into consideration using the half cylinders elsewhere
    Astrobricks560Heliport
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    lowlead said:
    @monkeyhanger Yeah, def post a pic!
    @WesterBricks I really like the grain pattern of your table! =o)
    Here it is. I don't have any 1 axle bricks, so the 2 axle bricks had to do, 1 at each end:- 


    560Heliport
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 709
    Started building the CNY Lion Dance with Story of Nian to follow.  Warming up for new sets that may be out here in US Monday.
    560Heliport
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Member Posts: 121
    Mrs. Rockethead and I just finished Home Alone on New Year's Day. Fun build.

    Happy New Year!!!








    WesterBricks560HeliportMarshallmariodpa1KungFuKennyOnebricktoomany
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    YEEEEE HAAAAAWW!!!
    Upgraded horns on Bullet Run limo. Go big or go home I always say-- he's a TX cattle baron after all 🐂🐃🐮
    WesterBricks560HeliportFizyxSwitchfoot55
  • karritkarrit Member Posts: 1,070
    Just built Honeydukes from the Hogsmeade set.  Not happy at all with the stickers required for the two curved front windows.  Had enough trouble with some of the others but those were just awful so I'm resigned to them being crooked.  I hope they can figure out something else if they used curved windows in future builds.  Would have preferred if they stuck to the method used on Ollivander's & Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes.
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    This could go in the brag thread too. Managed to pick up an incomplete copy of #5541 Model Team Blue Fury for $36 off of Mercari earlier this week. It was missing quite a few pieces, but per the photos and description of what was missing I was fairly sure I'd be able to pull most of them out of my bulk. Turns out I was able to pull all the pieces except one (which I temporarily stole from another set until I buy a replacement). About half of the original stickers were also missing, but I'll get replacements from Bricksticketshop. Model Team sets are horrible about STAMP so it's tough to find them with good in tact stickers still.
    Very happy to add this one to the collection.


    560HeliportWesterBricksbandit778Switchfoot55Mr_Crossgelkster
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    I remember when I did her all in white a couple yrs back 👍👍
    560HeliportWesterBricksMarshallmariopxchrisSwitchfoot55
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,566
    gelkster said:
    YEEEEE HAAAAAWW!!!
    Upgraded horns on Bullet Run limo. Go big or go home I always say-- he's a TX cattle baron after all 🐂🐃🐮
    Shouldn’t the horns go on the hood?
    gmonkey76
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    I broke my 1 set of bags per day rule on the UCS AT-AT by doing bags 4, 5 and 6 today. I justified it to myself as i'm away with work Thurs night and Friday.

    Now I have hips on stubby legs and 4 huge looking feet. Bags "7" look more substantial as a group than any of the previous numbered bag sets.
    lowlead
  • gelkstergelkster Member Posts: 927
    Shouldn’t the horns go on the hood?
    I thought so too!! 🤷‍♂️🤔
    560Heliport
  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 336
    Basty said:
    vizzitor said:
    Basty said:

    I'm still confused at how the logs attach. On the left side, the logs to the left of the window must just be wedged in? Also the brick just to the right of the window on the left side, should it not have studs touching the window or what part have you used there?
    It looks like the windows are on their sides too. The right hand side is thicker so that's the bottom of the window.

    Ah yes! Looking at it again, you are right. The window pretty much looks the same if upright or on it sides.
    @vizzitor & @Astrobricks are right! The windows are slightly asymmetrical when on their side, but it looks pretty good still I think :)
    vizzitorBasty
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    evancelt said:
    Basty said:
    vizzitor said:
    Basty said:

    I'm still confused at how the logs attach. On the left side, the logs to the left of the window must just be wedged in? Also the brick just to the right of the window on the left side, should it not have studs touching the window or what part have you used there?
    It looks like the windows are on their sides too. The right hand side is thicker so that's the bottom of the window.

    Ah yes! Looking at it again, you are right. The window pretty much looks the same if upright or on it sides.
    @vizzitor & @Astrobricks are right! The windows are slightly asymmetrical when on their side, but it looks pretty good still I think :)
    Yes, they look very good. The slight asymmetry is a very small price to pay for the final result.
    vizzitorBasty
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 533
    edited January 2022
    I was making #80109 over the weekend. It's a nice build with some interesting techniques to make the irregular shaping around the frozen pond. The fish and mobile phone underneath the ice are easier to see than I thought they'd be.
    I wish there was a way to attach the ice skates to something to stop them falling over or to pose them easier.
    In my opinion, #80107 Spring Lantern Festival seemed to have more varied types of builds and looks better overall.

    Switchfoot55pxchrisCymbeline560HeliportFizyxGrannyLEGOeMJeeNLevanceltKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    #21178 The Fox Lodge, #30562 Monkie Kid's Underwater Journey, and #40491 Year of the Tiger.
    FizyxEGRobertspxchrisSwitchfoot55CymbelineKungFuKennyBumblepants
  • steveomclsteveomcl Member Posts: 202
    Was building Luke's Lightsaber last night. 

    I just sourced it all on Brick Link as my dream of being able to drop £700 on the AT AT that weekend as a family man just didn't happen. 

    I digress..

    I had to look a few times here between steps 5 through 8.... Is it just me or is this printed twice. Super confusing at the time I have to admit. 
    Instructions are direct from Lego.co.uk so I had no other copy to compare it to. 

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