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  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 328
    @Speedman29 I'm letting it sit today while I mull over various thoughts. I think you are right about removing the dark tan under the beast. It ended up there when I was trying to find a way top get the thing at an angle with a turntable. Have always planned to add "froth" where the beast comes out of the water but almost forgot. Thanks!! BTW am enjoying watching you do the Boutique Hotel, I enjoyed that build myself!
    Speedman29
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 440
    I just finished building the small red Vespa #40517 and have to say it's excellent! It looks fantastic for the scale with great use of curved parts. I have no real interest in the larger one but this one is a lovely build and it's worth adding to an order if you are a tenner off a GWP threshold in the coming months.
    Some of the parts in the set are either unique to the set or used in very few sets for now so it's a great parts pack too. I was going to use it for parts too but I'm thinking about getting another one now so I can keep one for display.
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny
  • GrannyLEGOGrannyLEGO FloridaMember Posts: 328
    vizzitor said:
    I just finished building the small red Vespa #40517 and have to say it's excellent! It looks fantastic for the scale with great use of curved parts. I have no real interest in the larger one but this one is a lovely build and it's worth adding to an order if you are a tenner off a GWP threshold in the coming months.
    Great to hear this as I have one on the way, well actually, two of them.

  • eechiwawaeechiwawa Bonnyrigg, ScotlandMember Posts: 17
    vizzitor said:
    I just finished building the small red Vespa #40517 and have to say it's excellent! It looks fantastic for the scale with great use of curved parts. I have no real interest in the larger one but this one is a lovely build and it's worth adding to an order if you are a tenner off a GWP threshold in the coming months.
    Some of the parts in the set are either unique to the set or used in very few sets for now so it's a great parts pack too. I was going to use it for parts too but I'm thinking about getting another one now so I can keep one for display.
    I really like this too. After reading Huw's review, I decided to swap the dark grey 2x8 Technic plate for a red one, and it it looks much better.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 374
    Nice little build, a bit small next to the Vespa though 
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,153
    Back on the Boutique Hotel build during the week....
    First floor build with a couple of bedrooms
    More great little details, this desk with typewriter makes me want the Ideas typewriter even more!
    There's a mini first floor above the art gallery too, with a terrace bar.
    Onwards to the top floor

    560HeliportCymbelinePJ76ukAstrobricksKungFuKennySwitchfoot55lowlead
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 292
    Just put together a Jerac v1 X-wing that I bought from my brother, since he was about to part it out and build something else.  Finally!  I've wanted an ultra mega super colossal Moc-type X-wing for nearly twenty years now, though the ones I wanted twenty years ago were pretty different from a modern Jerac.
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 292
    edited March 20
    I think it's remarkable that the garden-variety humble retail set X-wing 75301 which you can easily get for $40 in 2022 is better than the top-tier MOC X-wings that I admired on Brickshelf in 2002, in most of the ways that mattered to me in 2002.  So just owning set 75301 is better than having a top-tier X-wing MOC in 2002.  But the top-tier X-wing MOCs of 2022 are far beyond that level of accuracy and detail.
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  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,270
    Unbuilt a couple SW sets to make room on a shelf for something else…. Medieval Blacksmith!!

    Pulled a couple other sets off the shelf so there’s room for a 2nd castle-themed set, but I can’t disassemble for too long because it hurts my fingers and it’s just boring!

    I will probably take a few days of short sessions to finish.
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 216
    edited March 20
    I built #76185 Spider man at the sanctum workshop last night and it was my least favorite set in a long time. Flimsy and just a pile of… things. I’ll keep the awesome cape and part out the rest. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,233
    #2160, #2161, and #2162 from the 1997 Aquazone subtheme Aquaraiders- different from the 2007 Aqua Raiders theme.
    Man, those had some funky-ass parts :)
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,286
    #2160, #2161, and #2162 from the 1997 Aquazone subtheme Aquaraiders- different from the 2007 Aqua Raiders theme.
    Man, those had some funky-ass parts :)
    looks familiar. my KFOL collection includes if not those sets some of that theme

    I understand that one reason 90's LEGO had business trouble was so many molds.

    560HeliportAstrobricks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,286
    #30417 flower and butterfly, #30583 Easter bunny painting an Easter egg
    I sometimes build small sets on a tray in front of the TV as manageable builds with the space and time involved.
    Both cute little builds
    560Heliport
  • LegoDad42LegoDad42 EarthMember Posts: 85
    edited March 21
    Building a set I've sat on for a bit, #21321
    Learning as I'm building. Love it. Especially the micro/mini builds.
    (Don't worry mods, I didn't post any pics).

    KungFuKenny
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    EDIT
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  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 291
    @560Heliport #2160 is an awesome mini-sub! Very nice!
    560Heliport
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    #5521 Model Team Sea Jet completed!
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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,973
    I'd love to hear more about what she used @gelkster... ironing my sails is a bit of a terrifying experience to me!
    Fizyxgelkster
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    it's a Cricut (pronounced "cricket") heat press, basically what an iron does for crafting, except an iron uses steam. This thing heats up the metal base (platen).

    You put the sails on a pad & lay a teflon sheet (tan sheet in picture) over them, then rub the press over the teflon sheet.

    The dark gray thing is where you set it to cool down when you're done.
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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    Remember it doesnt CLEAN them, just flattens them. She said for stubborn creases/folds spritz a TINY BIT of water on the specific area just before pressing-- I applied water with a small paint brush.
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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    Dark Shark finished!
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  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,194
    edited March 27
    I have spent hours sorting a tub of black pieces looking to finish up 6030. After 3 hours of sorting I found:

    Then another hour or so I found:

    Now I have a 100% complete 6030.

    A bonus find was this little gem:

    I may just have to build 10000 now.
    Cymbeline560HeliportdatsunrobbiepxchrisSwitchfoot55KungFuKennylowleadandhe
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 466
    ^ Why I don’t sort parts by color.
    gelksteriwybslowleadPDelahanty
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    Always by part type.

    Always.
    iwybsPDelahantygmonkey76
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,611
    I realized that while building a tower of Orthanc I bought used
    Astrobricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,233
    Fauch said:
    I realized that while building a tower of Orthanc I bought used
    Ugh. I did that too. What a slog.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,194
    ^ Why I don’t sort parts by color.
    %100 agree. That is why I spent half a day sorting the bulk black by element and into the drawers.
    Switchfoot55gmonkey76
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,270
    Finally finished Medieval Blacksmith yesterday. Build is not bad, not exceptional, but it looks GREAT when finished. Really an excellent looking set. Love some of the details, and really love the overall feel of the set.
    vanvonfullKungFuKennypxchrisWesterBricks
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,758
    ^Super jealous!

    Looking good as it comes together!
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 466
    Also swooshable, just… underwater.


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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    I thought "flooshable"
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,172
    Swooshable, splooshable, flooshable... #6175 Crystal Explorer Sub is one of the coolest LEGO sets ever.
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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    Very swooshable.



  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 863
    hey me too! 🤣🤣

    I don't HATE it but this SP II color scheme is my least favorite of the 3 lines. SP I's colors evoke "police" to me & SP III's good guy vehicles are super cool.
    560Heliportpxchris
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 466
    edited March 31

    A word of advice, if you're going to display it long term, use the stand.  Its massive weight causes flat spots in the tires, especially the rear ones. Mine will never roll smoothly again.
    KungFuKennyiwybspxchrisMarshallmarioOnebricktoomany
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,172
    edited March 31
    @WesterBricks
    Try hot water. My #8466 sat, built, in a box for years. The tires were somewhat flattened. I soaked them in hot water and they returned to round. I used tap water, I don't think I'd risk anything hotter.
    WesterBricksiwybsMarshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,172
    Aquazone, 1998 subtheme Stingrays.
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