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About Slegengr

  • Birthday 02/11/91

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    Illinois, USA
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    LEGO MOCing, LEGO collecting
    Favorite LEGO Theme: Castle

    Non-LEGO: blacksmithing, woodworking, clay sculpting, music (piano, violin, ocarina, bagpipes), pets (bearded dragons, axolotls, leopard geckos, cats, dogs), outdoors and nature, raising livestock, farming


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    Mitgardia, GoH
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  1. Very nice tower, Dathil! Slope rock formations will always look nice to me, and you built this very well. The woodwork is very nice, especially the paneling and crenelations on the top! That roof technique is perfect for this tower. The mounted head is marvelously built, both the head shaping and the antlers! I might utilize your technique in the future... We should see more AoM builds, so keep them coming! That banner is a great inclusion!
  2. Such a fantastic scene, Eccs.! I could not comment on nearly every detail, but I really like your different buildings and roofing techniques! The drawbridge is such a nice attention draw with the lovely woodwork and paneling. The gondolas and minifigures really complete the scene nicely with a perfect depiction of Varlyrio and medieval Venice! The underlayer color variation for the water adds a lot to the realism. This build must have taken quite a while to complete to collect dust... I totally relate to this predicament with my recent build. Your end result is a nice achievement!
  3. Excellent scene, Full Plate! Your tree is wonderful in this scene, as usual! Very nice wheat technique, though quite parts-intensive. This must be the reason I have had troubles getting tan 4L bars... The amount of foliage and elevation variation along with slight breaks in the wheat for rocks and weeds make this landscaping quite realistic! The solemn continuation to your story is well-written, and I am awaiting more.
  4. These are just a way to see if others agree with your own personal favorites. They do not really prove a lot, but those that participate enjoy the game. As long as there are only one or two in each sub-forum, I see them as a harmless and fun way for members to interact. I personally find them much more interesting and less prone to fights and off-topic posts than the threads discussing product speculation (especially the Licensed forums). I would not want a forum to be completely cluttered with this kind of topic, though.
  5. Welcome to Eurobricks, @arnold45! What do your LEGO interests include? Are you a collector or builder? What are your favorite themes? I am looking forward to your EB contributions.
  6. @Borex The interesting thing is that I own five Goblins and not even one Fortune Teller. I would have liked to get a fortune teller or two, mostly for the medieval corset torso to allow for historically accurate women in builds instead of just men. The goblin is great for play, and I really like the bag piece in dark brown.
  7. @1Panda @Borex @BrickHat Goblin appeals to fantasy builders while fortune teller appeals to historical builders. I like both figures, but I personally like the fortune teller better both for the figure and for the parts.
  8. That is easily my favorite Ideas set to date! I am also glad to see the inclusion of the 3 seagulls.
  9. @wgemini It looks like piece 18910 according to BrickLink and the same 18910 according to BrickSet. It is in 3 sets at this point in time, two sets in white and one set in orange.
  10. I can confirm this from my experience. They also have a rougher surface finish.
  11. I would guess that it does (and I think @TheLazyChicken said it fits a 1x1 plate), but I cannot confirm this since I never owned a LEGO pen.
  12. @TheLazyChicken There is a possibility that both pieces are genuine LEGO parts. The hood may be from a LEGO build-able pen, such as this Darth Maul one. Some minifigure parts are made for the pens with studs for connection and holes to allow for the ink tube to pass through. This seems to be the case for the hood you have, and I see no reason for a clone company to want to make a hood like that if not for a pen. I am pretty sure that the stingray is authentic LEGO, as I have a number of those from the Town Divers theme. Your pictures match the ones I have.
  13. I have never tried this connection with the large dish "lampshade" and I do not remember what the lower profile on that dish looks like, but I have combined the 2x2 dome with a 2x2 cone with a snugly meshing interface. The dome also fits snugly with a 2x2 regular brick.
  14. This might seem unfair for me to comment when I have been building and collecting since I was 3 years old (over 20 years experience), hence I have a large collection of parts and a vast collection of connections in my memory, but I have a few tips: Build according to the size of your collection. If you find yourself always wishing you had more pieces, you have three options: find creative ways around the need for pieces, buy the pieces, or build smaller builds to fit the size of your current collection. I doubt many people started building with a huge collection, instead building up a collection over time. I also recommend building LEGO sets by the instructions if you have not done much of this. Start small and work bigger, trying to learn to build small sets from memory after enough repitition. This is the training ground for the fundamentals of the LEGO product. Moving into more realistic but slightly "illegal" techniques should not be the first goal of a builder as it will likely prove very frustrating before the groundwork of techniques is stored solidly in your mind. Start out by using the pieces in the way that LEGO designed them to be used. Always expect new techniques to come with their own set of frustrations! Another thing to keep in mind is the shape you are trying to build. Start with shapes that translate easily into LEGO form (think square rather than round). As most experienced ship builders would say (and I confirm from my limited attempts, even with a large collection of parts), ships are one of the most difficult shapes to obtain because they have curves on all three major planes (front and back, sides, and bottom) all at once. One curved plane is obtainable in LEGO form, two curved planes are difficult, and three curved planes are nearly impossible without significant compromise. Focus more on ideas and details than the grand MOC. Plan to learn and refine techniques before expecting to make the next frontpage MOC. It seems that many builders try to build a MOC on par with the huge, realistically detailed MOC that an experienced builder spent months building. This is setting yourself up for failure. It takes time to learn techniques and build up a collection large enough for scenes, and it still takes a lot of dedicated build time to complete the idea in realistic scale and detail. I can certainly attest to this, as I have techniques in my mind and collections of pieces prepared for several large ideas but I never find/dedicate enough time to build the limitless ideas in my head. My last large build took about 3 months time to complete since I only built about 5 hours a week or less during that time. I still ended up satisfied with that MOC, but it came with many frustrations and is still not on par to the dioramas produced by the greatest builders here at Eurobricks. In the end, I think the best advice I can give is that you should build for your own interest and enjoyment. Constructive criticism from other builders will help you refine your techniques and your scope of what you want from the LEGO hobby. It is also rewarding receiving compliments from other builders. If these become your primary focus, though, you will likely always be disappointed. Do not compare yourself to other builders to determine who is the better builder, but rather look to other builders as an inspiration to continue to build and improve your own techniques heading in the direction you want to head.
  15. That would be a great way to eliminate a bunch of licensed CMFs! I wish the same would also happen with the Hazmat Guy.