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Planning to use a ton of 8x16 and 10x20 green bricks as filler / top bricks. I have a few hundred
Hoping to do some fun ballasting
I also threw my #31132 Viking Ship and Midgard serpent together and I'm very pleased with the results. In fact the biggest issue I have with it is where to display it, as the Lego Star Wars sets have taken over. Overall it's not a bad model but the Ballista is kinda weak and pointless.
I think I'd like to pick up #31130 to use the Octopus as Kraken sooner rather than later.
Lastly, my wife and I rebuilt the #31109 Pirate Ship and added a few of the recent #40515 pirates and treasure VIP goodies into the mix.
Recently opened #41697 - another aquatic set. Maybe I'll finally work on that beach layout after all
Beginning of the first two front modules. Still need to add ballast under the curve and put tile ties on top of the track.
Beginnings of a proto-train
Every once in a while I am reminded of how well LEGO pieces are designed. The following four pieces can be assembled to align on top of .
Loved building this:
So many little touches that just made me smile from ear to ear. And afterwards, my youngest son and I played with it for about an hour. And he came back to it again and again - it has enormous play value.
It'll blow his mind when I build my second one! I just need a better space to display it all!
FOMO is starting to set in.
I rebuilt my Brian Tobin 2004 X-wing over the last couple of days, too. Brian Tobin (errbt)'s "X-wing custom hybrid" on Brickshelf was one of the X-wings I admired when I was a kid, and for years I thought it was one of the best out there. It was one of the few custom X-wings of the era to be derived from set #4502/#6212, and one of the few to use rubber bands on the wings and the inverted-windscreen cargo bay.
My original build of this was an attempt to spruce up the design on Studio and run a knob out the back to open the wings, but it had a lot of problems:
When rebuilding it this time I worked primarily from the source photos on Brickshelf, not from my Studio model. The dimensions, proportions, and style are still those of Brian Tobin 2004, but I entirely redid the structure to solve the problems listed above:
- the wing mounting geometry was wrong,
- the wings were very fragile and easily broke off their attachment points,
- the rubber bands couldn't hold up the wings and left the wings to flop around,
- the wing jacks weren't strong enough to open the wings,
- the axle running out the back was under stress and nearly impossible to turn because the exit point was ever so slightly offset,
- accessing the wing attachments to remove the rubber bands and the wings in a controlled fashion was impossible,
- the lights on the fronts of the wings popped off,
- there was no room for the legs of the droid,
- and the cockpit was so cramped the minifigure's arms had to be raised way up high.
Ideally I need a third Galaxy Explorer, but I'll cope.
I’ve been able to provide many of the missing parts from my collection. Other than the plaque and minifigures, the rest of the missing parts should be inexpensive. I probably won’t even worry about the figs.
I super admire your collection of bricks! Wish I had that many of green parts for landscaping! I probably need a banker with a box of money to fulfil my dream :-)
Phase 1 Commander Gree as gunner, just because he's also wearing Earth Green.
They come in several different sizes & colors. I have some I bought a few years back to use in a set of storage drawers.
these show as in stock at local target so I’ll take a look
Definitely off to a nice start on the Western theme.