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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    #75346 Pirate Snub Fighter. I'm at the park with the bison, the temperature is 56°F/13°C and partly sunny. I'm at a picnic table at an outdoor classroom just off the trail.
    Switchfoot55dpa1WesterBricksOnebricktoomanyFizyxvizzitorMarshallmarioLo1sJess
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    Snub Fighter with pilot, Vane, and leftover parts. I didn't apply the stickers to the canopy- for now, at least. All six stickers could be omitted without changing the set much.
    WesterBricksiwybsOnebricktoomanyFizyxvizzitorLo1sJess
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Member Posts: 121
    @monkeyhangar Great parrot! Perfect.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    ^ Damn straight, and that's the way we like it!
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    edited April 29
    The rare #1974-1 Legoland Triple Pack! Only missing a couple of cheap parts and the pitchfork.

    BumblepantsFizyx560HeliportvizzitorpxchrisSwitchfoot55Lo1sJess
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    #6066 Camouflaged Outpost, missing a few cheap parts and the black forestman (sad trombone noise)

    560HeliportvizzitorlowleadMarshallmariopxchrisSwitchfoot55pvp3020FollowsCloselyLo1sJess
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    @WesterBricks I think you got your money's worth on that purchase! :)
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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,317
    #76175 Attack on the Spider Lair. Not worth $70, but Walmart had it for $40 last Christmas, before my cousin announced he didn't like Spidey, anymore.
    560HeliportWesterBricksBumblepantsericbSwitchfoot55Lo1sJess
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Member Posts: 400
    @560Heliport Thanks for the pictures! Your Bison Builds are becoming Brickset Classics!
    iwybs560HeliportModeltrainmanSwitchfoot55KeilupLo1sJess
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL Member Posts: 822
    @WesterBricks  - you just (...) posted basically my entire 9-10yo world... (aside from #1974-1 and #6394, didn't have those but boy did I lust after the latter, like you!).

    I felt EXACTLY the same with the 5-wide trucks, as well as played the h*ll out of #1896 and #6066 in my day... Thanks! 

    Actually, #6346 is still (partially) built in the "days of yore"-box here! :)
    WesterBricks560HeliportSwitchfoot55bandit778
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,382
    I built a coupe oldies from a used lot I acquired.

    WesterBricksBumblepantspxchris560HeliportSwitchfoot55evanceltFizyxOnebricktoomanyiwybs
  • ickisickis Member Posts: 111

    Now that I have one of my PAB orders, I'm working on duplicating the Hydra Stomper in #76201, but in yellow and oranges.  I'm going to use the shoulder piece in #76128 (that I already have) for the head.  I'm also incorporating some things from #76243.  I'm adding the gatling gun and the claws and will have Rocket pilot the "Hydra Stomper".  (Going to need a new name for this.)  Only bought #76243 'cause it was a mech and orange and for the claw pieces (and to reach the price threshold for #40580).

    Wasn't sure what parts would be in what colors so I just bought every green piece in oranges and yellow and any I couldn't find in those colors, in black and grays.  Wheee!


    WesterBricks560HeliportBumblepantsSwitchfoot55Lo1sJess
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    Looks fun @evancelt!
    Fizyxevancelt
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,730
    @evancelt what software tool is that you are using to make the plan?
    evancelt
  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 336
    edited May 3
    @evancelt what software tool is that you are using to make the plan?
    It's a Google Sheet where we shrank all the cells down to little squares. Each little square is 4x4 studs, the big squares are 32x baseplates

    pxchris said:
    Looks fun @evancelt!
    Thanks! Yeah fun so far, but will require a lot of transparent tiles. Hopefully less of an issue because we're splitting up the work


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    Some people have complained that the Fang Fighter has too many studs and not enough color. Is this better?
    AstrobricksSwitchfoot55ickisWesterBricksFizyxLo1sJess
  • ickisickis Member Posts: 111
    Some people have complained that the Fang Fighter has too many studs and not enough color. Is this better?
    A spite mod? I love it! :-D
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    ickis said:
    Some people have complained that the Fang Fighter has too many studs and not enough color. Is this better?
    A spite mod? I love it! :-D
    I have a bag of 1x1 1/4 circle tiles in Vibrant Coral...  :-D
    WesterBricksickisFizyx
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    ickis said:

    A spite mod? I love it! :-D
    I have a bag of 1x1 1/4 circle tiles in Vibrant Coral...  :-D
    This is the way.
    560HeliportFizyxAstrobricks
  • ickisickis Member Posts: 111
    Since I couldn't build BD-1, I decided to do something else.  Days prior, a tray of parts decided randomly dive to the floor after I (slightly) contacted it, much like a twice ex-United striker.  (Glory! Glory!) Somehow, some minifig legs became broken.  But when life breaks your minifig parts, you make broken minifig part photography...





    (Yeah yeah, wrong color legs for a Rebel "red shirt" but I think it still works.)
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  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 709
    @evancelt and @Bumblepants me either on the sideways use but looks good.  Always learns something when Evancelt is building😁
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  • Yo_dAYo_dA Member Posts: 115
    I made a few special modifications to #75301 to make my version of Hera Syndulla’s xwing from Rebels. Also modded the stand from #76832




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  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 336
    My 8YO and I were playing around with Duplo curvatures


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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,485
    @Yo_dA I might need to use that stand idea for a Y-Wing I have. Those ships deserve to be airborn!
    560HeliportYo_dA
  • FizyxFizyx Member Posts: 1,364
    evancelt said:
    My 8YO and I were playing around with Duplo curvatures



    This is great!  I know that LEGO intentionally designs a lot of these kinds of matches in, and that they otherwise are generally just a result of basic geometry, but for some reason it still feels like magic to me when things match up like this.
    560Heliportevanceltiwybs
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck Member Posts: 1,591
    edited May 9
    ^Wow! That's an amazing setup! I love how you've integrated #70751 Temple of Airjitzu into the layout. :-)
    iwybsOnebricktoomany
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,579
    edited May 10
    @Powderfinger - thank you for sharing - that looks fab!
    @evancelt - continue to be impressed by your artistry with bricks here. It's great to see it all from the beginning and come together!
    Fizyxevanceltiwybs
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,382
    edited May 11
    Given that the Summer/Fall 2024 is a long ways out, I am taking a shot at building a preview copy of @Sleepless_Night 's Mountain Fortress.


    560HeliportWesterBricksevanceltSwitchfoot55CymbelineYo_dAOnebricktoomanyiwybs
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,382
    FYI: The footprint of Mountain Fortress is a tad bit larger than a large baseplate.


    560HeliportSwitchfoot55iwybs
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,485
    After several long years of waiting to build it, and two years of moving, I finally decided to start working on my #10240 Red Five UCS X-Wing! This is a set I rescued from a bulk lot about 5 years ago. It was 80% complete. I had another 15% of the parts in my parts bins, and just needed the last 5% (and a new sticker sheet) to finish it off. 

    I got about half way through what would have been "bag 1" and realized I was missing two pieces. Figured it was just me not seeing them at first as it was just all 1500+ parts in a giant pile. I decided to move to "bag 2" and come back it to. Finished Bag 2 and still no sign of the parts. So, onto "bag 3." Still nothing. I got to the first step of "bag 4" and saw two more parts that were missing. 

    SO...I'm a bit stumped. I know I would have checked and double checked my inventory as I was pulling parts. Either I still have a rogue bag in a box with a handful of parts, OR, my set isn't 100% complete. I have a really really hard time thinking I would have not guaranteed I had all of the parts before bagging it up. 

    At this point, I think my best bet is to re-inventory my parts to make sure I'm not missing a bunch of other things before moving forward. Certainly not the experience I was hoping to have with my first UCS set!

    I'll get some pictures posted here soon of the progress I'm able to make. 
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  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 336
    Started designing the garrison for my upcoming redcoat fort. Will need to put a bunch more together


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  • lowleadlowlead Member Posts: 693
    ^^ Added these to the display, both fun builds!
    Surprisingly, WalMart has the Executor in plentiful stock as LEGO.com still has them on backorder.  Didn't see that coming...thx WM.



    FizyxWesterBricks560Heliportbandit778Yo_dASwitchfoot55Lo1sJess
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    My car is in the shop for repair, so I can't go to Spring Lake to see the bison. Instead, today I walked from home, a few blocks to Thompson County Park, then on the pedestrian bridge over Highway 52, through Kaposia Park and down to the Mississippi River. Then downstream along the river, then to a Burger King for supper, then back. Now I'm back in Thompson Park, almost home! Total distance walked, about 10 miles (16 km). I stopped for a Picnic Table Build: #30547 Dragon Hunter, 2018 Ninjago polybag.
    CymbelineBumblepantsFizyxWesterBricksLo1sJessYo_dAOnebricktoomanyMarshallmario
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 4,277
    I swapped out the Cool Yellow on my #60217 Fire Plane to Vibrant Yellow, added more Vibrant Yellow, and swapped the horizontal stabilizers from Medium Stone Grey to Bright Red. I'm not going to use a highlighter to change the stickers! 
    FizyxWesterBricksLo1sJesstruck730Onebricktoomanydatsunrobbie
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 968
    That undecorated neon yellow cockpit is an assault on the eyes.
    560Heliport
  • ickisickis Member Posts: 111
    Finished it and... I don't like it.  Though, a few pieces could be swapped for orange that are black (if I had them).  But some that are black don't yet exist in orange.  Maybe that's it? Eh.  Lack of stickery goodness?





    Found a use for these radiation symbol printed pieces I picked up from a vendor at BrickCon last year.
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  • evanceltevancelt Member Posts: 336

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  • ickisickis Member Posts: 111
    That explains where some of the red crazy arms I need went >_<
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