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I'm not usually into City or architectural sets, but I'm in love with the fact that Lego implemented Mixel joints and CCBS hands on this.
More transforming Lego builds are never a bad thing.
Character and Creature Building System. They used silver Hero Factory fists for the roof on the brick building.
new head design incoming. i'm obsessed with tv-head characters and found some inspiration to make it work at this size. colors are still a flustercluck.
here it is from the side, it's got some nice dimension to it and is articulated on a ball joint.
Learning how to use LDD. It's kinda a clusterfuck but I enjoyed making it. Just wanted to share it with you all. Still a work in progress, of course.
I wanted to give it a gorilla-like feel. Here's a slightly older version without a head. A minifig can also sit in the chest cockpit.
There's one in a Horse the Band music video ("New York City"), a chiptune musician I like (Brother Android) uses a tv-head avatar, a local Seattle artist named Jon Strongbow has a pretty neat illustration of some tv-heads....
Not exactly in-your-face pop culture characters, but they're out there.
Rough draft. I'm no good at building legs/lower body.
No real reason, just to hypocritically hearken back to a similar time against a backdrop of complex buildings. Possibly also some marketing tripe for roping in older fans.
Find a young relative to pass it on to, pack it all grabbag style and hold giveaways for the price of shipping, sort it into very basic categories (plates/bricks/slopes/others) and build.
He's already working on a Canti, iirc.
sometimes you just have to stick a big-ass vertical stabiliser on things
>Why do modulars have plain smiley faces?
>is there a reason?
Because yelling, screaming, angry minifigs would look really out of place.
>t-there's too much
DO IT. Start with the biggest pieces, sort by type. As a bonus, it will refresh your memory about pieces you may have forgotten that you own.
I liked the $100 bill challenge from the last thread, but I worry that it's too exclusive, since not everyone here might have that piece.
oh boy oh boy, another lego order reached it's destination
second one down. more childhood sets complete :)
I've always been interested in modulars but until now didn't have the disposable cash to go out and grab one, and also I like the detective shop a lot. Just looking at the set fills me with ideas for hard-boiled detective adventures.
I just noticed the ornamental use of the mixel joints. That's brilliant.
I can understand that, especially considering that there is far more joints in chima beasts...
I still don't know what is popular about mixels, apart from the joints... how are they interesting ?
Some of them are just cute and interesting creatures. A lot of people, including myself, haven't been able to take them apart because they liked their designs so much.
I've been meaning to ask, how do you guys use your mixels? Do you use them as monsters that attack your minifigs? Aliens?
> Be LEGO set
> Sitting in.a box anxiously awaiting life and assembly
> Some faggot MOCer AFOL buys you
> Half you parts go in little drawers never to be used, others become part of a custom mech, others get sold and shipped off to some other MOCer
> You will never have life, you will never fufil your purpose.
>Work at B&N
>One Lego advent calender left in stock
>Can't be found on the shelves
>Can't be found in the back
>Not anywhere in the store at all
>Find security tag on the floor hastily shoved under its spot on the shelf
>It was stolen
Okay, which one of you guys was it?
>Be LEGO set
>warm shelf for years
>be lost in some warehouse
>sit there for over 20 years
>some scalper wants to make a fortune by selling you next 10 years later
>finally be bougt by some AFOL who never opened his sets because it's a just trophy for him.
..never opened, never enjoyed.
Stop it. You're hurting my soul.
Is it okay if I have lots of sets that are built, lots that in big part bags, and lots that sitting in storage built (as well as unopened boxes)? I also MOC, but not very much. I mostly like to build official sets...
I like to think my castle is what an official lego castle set would love to be if it had more budget....and you reminded me; I need to make a little stage for a court jester to perform on.
See, thats why its smart to keep those near the counter because people will realize when a bright pink box disappears. The grey/dark blue coloring of the star wars sets are easy to not notice when gone because of how generic they look when paired next to the other sets.
First glimpse of the UCS Helicarrier spotted in the bumper for the Detective's Office video
>Be a Hero Factory set
>Shelfwarm for months
>Get replaced by wave after wave of upgraded versions of yourself
>Never bought because "not piece worthy"
>Know that I won't build up price over time
>"I hate my dad"
Meanwhile I rejoice playing with my Bonkles, the real deal
Who gives a fuck, Optimus Prime would still be Optimus Prime is he was fuelled by 'Space Koolaid' instead of Energon; just as Bionicle is still Bionicle now that they have 'Masks of Power' instead of Kanohi.
Besides, they kept 'Toa', even if it's not in the set name.
>be my LEGO sets
>Get played with/torn apart/reassembled into crude but slightly awesome things over the years
>Eventually get dumped into one big bin
>Years later, bin opens up
>All pieces are sorted out into their sets and inventoried
>Missing pieces BL'ed so every set is "whole" again
>Now begins the long wait for the owner to have children who will love them like he did
this is the EXACT thing i am doing RIGHT NOW.
That´s nice I guess. I hope it´s less like the Executor that just had a lame ass tiny bridge that sticks out and ruins the look of the model and more like the 100$ star destroyers with an actual inside.
starting to adapt the theme more into the overall build. i added control knobs to the head that it can reach with its hand as well as some a/v ports on the back.
Oh wow, I had the McDonald's set as a kid. That makes me feel nostalgic and sad. I have no idea what happened to 90% of my childhood Lego.
So hey, I got the Milano at TRU today and got Rocket. He's really cute.
you got the full house of the GOTG sets.
i congrat and envy you, order could change.
personally i am not a fan of licensed legos, i know SW saved lego but all these grey ships bore the fuck out of me.
at least GOTG sets are COLOURFUL.
anyway, does anyone else have this set? how do attach the shield to the u clip? becase i can't get it righ on the thick type, is the thin really better for this?
Didn't see we switched threads last night. Reposting:
Here is the updated colour scheme, and you were right.
I did like the fact that before it could be mistaken for a civilian vehicle until it opened fire on you, but now it goes much better with the space marines.
>mfw my Cloud Cuckoo Palace fucking crumbled on my hands when i took it out of storage
What the fuck happened here? The place it was in was made out of wood and the room temp was pretty nice, so no heating fucking up the parts.
When i assembled it back, it was somewhat pretty solid again.
It's the china plastic, am i right?
Why is it THIS FUCKING SET that's so marked up to kingdom come everywhere I look?
Bricklink, Amazon, even frigging Ebay!! Yes, I know there's a new Snowspeeder out (I have it), but the entirety of this set is quite appealing. Plenty of other 2013 sets still out and at discounted prices, even.
Was this just the perfect set or something? Limited release? I'd be okay paying $50-60, but not $95+.
>Pic very much related
I'll post some mocs, all of them made using only parts from an official set.
This is the springtime scene polybag.
kaufland, poland, 25zl (~8$)
kinda boring though.
Olivia's treehouse. I wanted to make actual rooms in the tree, but then realized that the bricks were not enough. The upper level is a bit clusterfucky.
Each one of these is a mixel. Sorry for the shitty photos btw.
damn, i love treehouses.
i never had one, i only had a favorite tree i used to climb on.
>they cut it down so only a thin stump left. ;-;
Also did one of the alternative builds on the back of the box of the Rocky River Retreat set, some things are made up because the photo on the box doesn't show all angles.
This is now the Construction Toys General. You see we need to contain all building brick autists in one thread!
It would be almost everything I need, including 3 big plates that haven't been used in anything since 80s in that color.
Oh well. Time to empty the basket once again and go cry myself to sleep again. Maybe my bank account will magically fill itself up.
None of this has any continuity in design...
bricklink babby here.
I've added some stuff to my wanted list (multiple minifigures), now what do I have to do next? How do I get a good deal = not too expensive and if possible only one shop.
I'm kinda confused.....
Just pick one.
Then compare the figs and see if there's any on the same store.
hey y'all! Alien anon from a few threads back, I decided to make my moc on ldd to upload it onto lego ideas because why the heck not
I just have one question, how do you flex this thing around like I have it in the physical moc? is it possible?
This is the tool you are looking for, anon.
>new head design incoming
Thank fucking christ. The minifig heads you were using before looked godawfully silly.
It struck me as a huge waste since the body was so well made, but then topped off in such an underwhelming way.
To the right of "My Wanted List" click on "By Shop".
On the new page sort everything by "Lots Total" so it shows the store with most of your stuff first. There is no way to sort it by lowest price or lowest price/piece ratio, you have to do that yourself by looking into every store and comparing prices.
Maybe adjust the filter so it only shows stores within your country.
>1.4 FD P-Tower dish turret that launches its barrel as some kind of missile
Stud-in-hole connections are only illegal if it's more than one stud from a single piece, because the distance between the holes is slightly different than the distance between the studs.
Hard to tell if there's room in the back for the gunner, the rear-facing gun itself is present. To answer the original question about why it's so expensive, it's all about the clearly indicated "hard to find" minifigs, take them out of the equation and it's just an average set.
heh now that you mentioned it, sure why not. I even added in the rare & mysterious gold xenomorph
Not-Brickarms guy back again, I finally got around to getting a screencap of the finished SKS. Next week I'll try to make something else, or if you guys have any ideas, I'd like to hear them.
It doesn't say the distances are different, it says the Technic holes are very slightly smaller and cause a tighter fit. And honestly the point about the side of the red flat being taller than the Technic piece is bullshit, I just tested it and there's no overlap whatsoever. Overall they can be disregarded if you aren't a little kid or extremely autistic.. oh yeah, legos.
Read the document yourself, dumbass. It doesn't say that the Technic holes are differently spaced, it says that they are smaller than System holes. Putting a single stud in a Technic side hole is illegal too, according to that document.
'illegal connections' are typically connections that strain the plastic of the pieces, which can cause failure and breakage. They are also connections that can be difficult or even impossible to undo without damaging the parts.
>and will probably be mad at you if you give it plastic bricks instead
Well, those bricks didn't cost money, from a gifting standpoint. He already has them for entirely separate reasons, so it's not like he couldn't also get them a tablet. The gift of those legos won't come at the expense of things which cost money, since the legos didn't.
Plenty of other sets that have exclusive minifigures... Must be related to the fact that it's exactly what it is; Hoth, an iconic battle scene...
Still, the whole set is a nice piece taken together, which is why I'd like it.
Is it just me or are there no actual joints in the walker's legs except for their connection to the body?
>tfw trying to give this arm articulation will make the parts too floppy
>making the parts nice and secure means no shoulder or hip articulation
Anyway, here's an update of the mech I'm making. I decided to give him this deco as a little homage to Apeface from Transformers.
Dunno. These are all 30+ years old and loose as all get-out, but they're perfectly rigid with some tack inside.
You could probably even get nicer stuff that you can't see. Or take the time to make sure it doesn't show.
>>4544324 here; my policy with Lego will be the same as my policy with my 1/64 John Deere tractors (no, I'm not farmer 4chan, but I'm the only other guy who posts in his biyearly threads): I'll be sharing them with my theoretical child(ren) when they reach the appropriate age to play with them under low to moderate supervision--not to play too rough with them, but not to treat them like they're some fragile collectibles. It's Lego; it can take a bit of knocking around.
I see one of the UFO impulse sets, and...is that Ice Planet 2002? I'm not really familiar with that theme--it was before my time.
It's the same basic design since 2004; there's no reason why we can't have a flesh-faced Dack Ralter; except that Lego doesn't seem to want to put standard smiley-face pilots in SW anymore. No, everyone's gotta have MUH GRIM DETERMINED SMIRK.
Oh yeah, and regular smileys haven't been "detailed enough" for SW since before 2010, when they started added pupils to the minifigs.
>Space Police 1
My fellow law enforcement official.
>Was this just the perfect set or something? Limited release? I'd be okay paying $50-60, but not $95+.
It was a TRU exclusive that was overpriced as shit(like I said, TRU) but then they clearanced them for half price and they all vanished.
I would like to but I only ever use Snapchat to take them, which deletes the snaps after they are viewed or deletes them from your story after a day.
This is basically the cast for now. I didn't picture the rest of the flexers or any of the spikels because, while I do use them, I haven't really changed them much at all. The green guy is based off of Glomp and the Balk has four legs and a tail now. I'd like to add a red one into the mix but none of the Infernites are really doing it for me.
Anyone make use of light bricks in their MOCs? I'd like to see what other people use and do.
Right now the only thing I can do is hide a big 9V police box and stick the roof lights through a wall or floor.
The 2014 Snowspeeder set, 75049, has a flesh-faced Dak Ralter (No 'c' in Dak), with a smile on one side and a screamy-face on the other.
They also have the Ice Skating scene for orders over $99 already. Meh.
Incidentally I found some new polybags at Target. Chima Frax' Phoenix Flyer, Chima Worriz' Fire Bike, Friends Jet Ski, Imperial Shuttle. Phoenix and the Jet Ski were in the stocking stuffer section of the christmas aisle(s). Imperial Shuttle and Fire Bike in the check-out. $3.99 each.
I'm european (Swedish, to be precise) and I'm wondering where the deals are. All we're getting is the free Ice Skating Scene on orders over 600 SEK (80ish USD) and a measly 5 % off on orders over 1200 SEK (160ish USD)
I've read if you show up at 8AM-9AM, they have giveaways additional to the current promo on the site.
Last year you got a free brickwall box. No one has any proof of what will happen today.
I have work so I can't go anyway.
Don't care. Still buying it. Will mod if need be.