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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,728
    I have discovered it is just my luck that my trip to the Lego Store during work travel is on the 26th. All the promos are either ending on the 25th or starting on the 27th. [Darth Vader Nooooooooooo!!!]
    560HeliportYo_dACymbelinebpk2300gratefulnat
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    My LEGO status: working through Exodus, with my brother, helping my brother, and starting to make good progress on my layout. Using up 2x4 bricks, 1x4 Technic bricks, pins, 8x16s and 16x16s quickly. I think it'll be worth it. Now I just need some more of things, again. Slopes'll probably go fast, too. Lord willing I can get @Switchfoot55 and @Lo1sJess some actually finished photos, soon, but so far still workingt on the base. This thing's....Part intensive. Or I'm doing something wrong. It's an interesting challenge, and Lord willing, it will share my testimony. Disney Castle and Pooh's house are down, but Lord willing, I want to have the Treehouse down, Radiator Springs, Woody's Roundup,  Silent Mary, and STILL tell Bible stories. But apparently just a base is parts intensive. Probably should have read more. And yes, that's my IDEAS Casey Jr, who will need to be resubmitted....(Unless 500 members here REALLY want to help me...) LEGO IDEAS - Casey Jr. Circus Train (Dumbo, 1941)
    560HeliportWesterBricksPJ76ukSwitchfoot55gratefulnat
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    edited January 23
    (All that said, I think I understand why LEGO's never made a tunnel. It would take many parts. And to fit every train...Yikes. And to think I want to build a volcano for Rex, too...)
    560HeliportWesterBricks
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    (All that said, I think I understand why LEGO's never made a tunnel. It would take many parts. And to fit every train...Yikes. And to think I want to build a volcano for Rex, too...)
    Doesn't mean you can't build a wall between scenes and then just build a tunnel portal on each side of the wall... :)
    560HeliportCymbelineWesterBricksModeltrainmanSwitchfoot55
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 960
    My Lego status has been quiet for a few days.  I bought a used 3D printer that needed a little TLC, and it has been eating up my free time.  I have #21336 The Office waiting for me to build it, that will probably happen this week.
    560Heliportpxchris
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    (All that said, I think I understand why LEGO's never made a tunnel. It would take many parts. And to fit every train...Yikes. And to think I want to build a volcano for Rex, too...)
    Doesn't mean you can't build a wall between scenes and then just build a tunnel portal on each side of the wall... :)
    Um...I don't know if I understand how you mean that.
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    Basically, the portals are just the ends. Traditional model railroaders build walls called viewblocks to divide scenes and suggest greater distance between them; I'm suggesting a variation on the technique here--say have your divider wall, and then just 4-6 studs worth of "tunnel" on each side of it.
    Modeltrainman
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Basically, the portals are just the ends. Traditional model railroaders build walls called viewblocks to divide scenes and suggest greater distance between them; I'm suggesting a variation on the technique here--say have your divider wall, and then just 4-6 studs worth of "tunnel" on each side of it.
    Thank you! I read Model Railroader years ago, but only remember backdrops, etc.
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    Basically, the portals are just the ends. Traditional model railroaders build walls called viewblocks to divide scenes and suggest greater distance between them; I'm suggesting a variation on the technique here--say have your divider wall, and then just 4-6 studs worth of "tunnel" on each side of it.
    Thank you! I read Model Railroader years ago, but only remember backdrops, etc.
    Another former student of MR here... never got into layout construction because there's literally nowhere in my house big enough to even display all twenty feet of my 1948 20th Century Limited, never mind actually let 'er rip at 90-plus scale-MPH... close-coupled with 17 cars and 3 locomotives we're talking like minimum five- to six-foot-radius curves.
    WesterBricks560HeliportiwybsSwitchfoot55Modeltrainmangratefulnat
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Basically, the portals are just the ends. Traditional model railroaders build walls called viewblocks to divide scenes and suggest greater distance between them; I'm suggesting a variation on the technique here--say have your divider wall, and then just 4-6 studs worth of "tunnel" on each side of it.
    Thank you! I read Model Railroader years ago, but only remember backdrops, etc.
    Another former student of MR here... never got into layout construction because there's literally nowhere in my house big enough to even display all twenty feet of my 1948 20th Century Limited, never mind actually let 'er rip at 90-plus scale-MPH... close-coupled with 17 cars and 3 locomotives we're talking like minimum five- to six-foot-radius curves.
    Wow! Cool, and also sad. Maybe we need a LEGO 20th Century Limited. And a Broadway Limited. We never did get a famous train to follow up the Super Chief...Well, not a REAL famous train.
    gratefulnat560Heliport
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    Waiting on literally the slowest BL seller on the planet to get my order for the replacement hulls for #10210 processed!!
    WesterBricksSwitchfoot55iwybs560Heliportgratefulnat
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    So, after taking @Diamondback_Six's advice, I think I may have hit upon a workable solution for tunnels, view blocks. That is, build the tunnel portals, then everywhere that needs to be solid, stack Bygglek into a wall, and put slopes, BURPs around to hide them. I don't have enough Bygglek to try it, yet, but it seems workable. Better than wasting 1x bricks on a wall.(I want as close to pure LEGO as I can.) Plus, the Bygglek can support buildings, set pieces.
    Switchfoot55WesterBricks560HeliportgratefulnatLo1sJessiwybs
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 960
    “Don’t worry cap’n, we'll buff out those scratches.”
    - SpongeBob SquarePants
    Lo1sJess560HeliportBumblepantsiwybsandhebpk2300gratefulnat
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    Kind of want #77013 (brickset.com) if it contains the Ark of the Covenant! It's the closest I'll get any time soon to Biblical LEGO... 
    pxchrisiwybsSwitchfoot55
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,337
    andhe said:
    Happy 8,400th visit to me. Just noticed that stat when I logged in. I signed up in May 2011 so think that works out at roughly  twice a day for the last 12 years...? 
    Congrats! I've got a 1000 more visits, but I only joined in the summer of 2015 after lurking for years! 
    Todays status: musing on a trip to Asda when I need to pop out later to see if the F&F Charger is indeed there for £7 as I've heard. I want to put a Ken Block tribute Hoonicorn together and its the perfect base set.
    andhebpk2300PJ76ukGothamConstructionCoWesterBrickspxchrisiwybsSwitchfoot55bandit778
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    edited January 24
    pxchris said:


    The results actually came out a little better than I expected! The split is still fairly visible if you're looking for it, but the two halves do seem to be holding.



    The real test will be of they hold after trying to actually assemble them with other pieces!
    I still am keeping my order of replacement parts open, but this is a promising development!
    Another trick I used to use on hiding models' seams and joints was I'd drop a little of that stuff just a bit to both sides of the joint, then use a very fine emery board, fine grit sandpaper or a buffer to blend the slightly-melted plastic from both sides together.

    My advice if you decide to try this technique is look for some cheap bargain-bin plastic model kits to practice on, things that if they work out great you wouldn't mind having for display but if it goes sideways no big deal.

    ALWAYS try new ideas and techniques on things that are "expendable" first, until you get the hang of 'em.

    LEGO actually have one big advantage over traditional kits here, the fact that you can build up other bricks around the joint as a "splint" until the cement cures. Sorta like how when a German air attack broke the SS Ohio's back running a critical oil shipment to Malta, they lashed a destroyer to her across the break using the entire smaller ship the way you'd split a broken arm or leg.
    pxchrisWesterBricksiwybsSwitchfoot55560HeliportFizyxbandit778Yo_dACymbeline
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    I'm at a bit over 5,700 visits... since 2018.
    Me thinks I might spend a wee bit too much time here... LOL
    :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)
    560HeliportvizzitorBumblepantsPJ76ukbandit778andheMarshallmario
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,728
    Visits 34,256

    gulp.
    560HeliportKeiluppxchrisFizyxvizzitorbandit778CymbelineandheMarshallmario
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,477
    ...9167 visits since late 2016...

    Curious how/when those visits are logged as that number seems...excessive. 
    560HeliportpxchrisvizzitorBumblepantsbandit778Marshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,253
    14,928 visits since February 2015... Average of 5 or 6 a day... Is that all? :)
    pxchrisFizyxvizzitorSwitchfoot55Bumblepantsbandit778Marshallmario
  • KeilupKeilup Member Posts: 268
    ...9167 visits since late 2016...

    Curious how/when those visits are logged as that number seems...excessive. 
    That's a good question.  I would assume a visit is based on when the user status becomes "Active".  If so, then the question becomes "when does the status become Inactive."  If I were to visit and leave the forum page open, but walk away for, say, 5 hours, does my status remain active the whole time and that's 1 visit?  Or does Active status time out after a certain point, and when I visit again or do some activity on my open page it becomes Active again and therefore count as a visit?  Maybe @HUW knows how the visits works on this board?

    At any rate, by my calculations I visit approximately .8 times per day.  Seems about right.  Sometimes I get here and I'm like, wow look at all those unread posts.  It's been 3 days already?  Other time I visit 4-5+ times in a day.
    vizzitor560Heliportbandit778
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,667
    Joined January 2012.
     Visits 6,276 = about 1.5 per day , not quite sure how i would half visit though. :)
     Posts 2,639, which is one post every 3rd visit, roughly.... 

     
     
    vizzitorbandit778
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    Another question is, do multiple tabs count as separate visits? I usually pop out 5 or 6 tabs at a time...
    FizyxvizzitorSwitchfoot55bandit778
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 533
    15,769 visits since February 2015 and only 468 posts. About 5 times on the site per day but only posting 5 times a month. I think that counts as a lurker.
    I'm watching all of you, all the time (cue Action Man shifty eyes).
    pxchrisWesterBricksSwitchfoot55560Heliportbandit778andhe
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 960
    vizzitor said:
    I think that counts as a lurker.
    I'm watching all of you, all the time (cue Action Man shifty eyes).
    Name checks out.
    Bumblepants560Heliportbandit778vizzitoriwybs
  • BrikingBriking Member Posts: 768
    Joined November 2012, 6,066 visits and 766 posts

    Definition of a lurker, I suspect
    560Heliportbandit778vizzitorBumblepants
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,398
    Apparently I've visited 21,435 times since April '15, posted 2,360 times (with this post).
    Seems I may have an attention span issue as visiting 9 times a day seems a lot but only averaging .8 of a comment a day (ish) means I don't say a lot either. 
    Switchfoot55560HeliportWesterBricksvizzitorandheBumblepants
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 626
    pxchris said:
    I've always wanted a brick-built Tigger!


    Me too:


    bandit778560HeliportWesterBricksiwybsgmonkey76KeilupeMJeeNLMarshallmario
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 974
    pxchris said:
    I'm at a bit over 5,700 visits... since 2018.
    Me thinks I might spend a wee bit too much time here... LOL
    :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)
    Approximately the same as me! 5,622 visits since July 2018. I was a brickset user long before I discovered the forums though! I read most posts but don't comment too often, unless I feel it's something to contribute!
    bandit778560HeliportWesterBricksvizzitoreMJeeNL
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 707
    I’m at 2,794 visits in not quite 15 months or about 6 x a day🙃.  Think my posts average about 1 a day.  Not sure of the criteria for lurker but I likely count as an addict.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55vizzitorBumblepantsMarshallmario
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,667
    edited January 24
    I fInd myself in the strange situation of not wanting to buy lego....
    but still buying lego sets because they are bargains...... 

    I know I am ill, can anybody help....? lol :)

    Is there a Legoholics Anonymous?
    pxchrisFizyxtruck730bandit778karritPJ76ukBumblepants
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,253
    WARNING! Broken reddish-brown bricks ahead!

    In dismantling my Fantasy Era castle sets, the cracked Troll torso broke completely, also a 1x2x3/73° roof tile.
    The roof tile is no big deal, I have plenty and superglue will probably fix it, but the torso will be hard to repair without immobilizing the arms. 
    I've used superglue to repair very loose joints on action figures- you apply a little glue to the joint, then keep working the joint back and forth while the glue sets. It works, but I don't know what the long-term, i.e. several years, effects might be. 

    WesterBrickspxchrisFizyxandhe
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    @560Heliport get some of that Tamiya magic sauce I previously mentioned, pop the arms out of the torso then use it. Reinstall arms after the joints cure. :)
    WesterBricks560HeliportYo_dA
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-(
    iwybs560Heliportgmonkey76
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 974
    @560Heliport my sympathies, I feel your pain - never nice seeing the sheer horror of these wounded bricks. Hope you can secure replacements and/or repair the damage
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,253
    @560Heliport get some of that Tamiya magic sauce I previously mentioned, pop the arms out of the torso then use it. Reinstall arms after the joints cure. :)
    Good grief, it didn't even occur to me to remove the arms first! Thank you! 
    Yo_dA
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    edited January 25
    Also, when you reinstall the arms I would have the torso stuffed into a jig made of two 2x3 bricks plus enough 1x2 bricks/plates to match the torso height. Give the torso parts nowhere to go resisting the push-in pressure.

    You CAN do this, amigo! :)
    560HeliportYo_dACymbelinePJ76uk
  • FizyxFizyx Member Posts: 1,363
    Omg, broken browns are bad enough, but that torso gets me right in the feels D:
    andhePhoenixio
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,253
    edited January 25
    I was looking at other reddish brown torsos I own to see if I had any that could work with sand green arms- and SP102 Slizer from Space Police 3 would work- already has sand green arms, and the torso and leg prints are great!
     
    I may just glue the Troll torso to the legs for added strength- I'm unlikely to swap those legs. 
    PJ76uk
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio Member Posts: 348
    I keep opening this thread right as people post about broken pieces...  It's so heart breaking to think older collections turn to dust this quickly.  I want my sets to live through my lifetime!
    Fizyx560HeliportkarritiwybsMarshallmario
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,728
    No gwps available so I just got a small PaB cup. Lots of nice things like tan ingots, sand blue 1x1 tiles and nougat 4x8 plates.
    PJ76uk560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,253
    Phoenixio said:
    I keep opening this thread right as people post about broken pieces...  It's so heart breaking to think older collections turn to dust this quickly.  I want my sets to live through my lifetime!
    I've been building with LEGO since 1973, and I've had very few pieces break. The brown and dark red pieces from 2008-2016 are the problem- but even with those, I've only had a few problems. 
    Brickset says I have 617,672 pieces- but that doesn't count at least a hundred large PAB cups and bulk, used parts.
    Certainly my Lego pieces have held up better than other toys I've collected.
    iwybs
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    I'm actually beginning to wonder if the brittle brown pieces are just getting worse with age. We've obviously know of this issue for more than 5 years, but now that we're 10-15+ years into this issue, I just wonder if the problems are becoming more pronounced with pieces of that era.
    Lo1sJessPhoenixioiwybs560Heliportandhegmonkey76Marshallmario
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