Sven F

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  • Birthday 08/24/85

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    Classic VW's, Lego, Traveling, 50's & 60's memorabilia, etc.


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  1. The way bl prices are formed can be annoying. For example, a part introduced in a new colour for the first time will often not reach the same high prices as if the same part was previously retired. Parts which reach high prices due to rarity, tend to stay up even after the part is reintroduced. (example: brick hinge bases 3937 in tan) Avg. price $ 3.9, just because it used to be rare at some point. B&P doesn't base prices on supply & demand, so isn't affected by price adaptation lag.
  2. Thanks again. @Laka; if all goes to plan, you should be able to see it in Skærbæk this year, that can't be too far from you.
  3. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.
  4. Hi. Here's a funicular I built for an exhibition hosted by our LUG Kockice. It is based on a real life model called "uspinjaca" from my hometown Zagreb, Croatia (south-eastern Europe). It's apparently one of the shortest and steepest lines in the world (although the Los Angeles funicular sometimes takes that title). It doesn't really matter. It is still in operation today, mostly used by tourists to get a good view of downtown Zagreb. (more on Wikipedia) The incline angle had to match any one of the existing LEGO slope pieces so I could adapt the cars and surroundings more easily, this makes the whole build hard to match real proportions, but that is always the case with LEGO. The cars are counter-weighed by boat weights and pulled by LEGO Technic spools. Only one M motor runs them through a worm gear. The switch is hidden beneath the track in the top station so the car that reaches the top can change the direction of the spools. The switch knobs can also be easily removed if you want to manually control the cars using a train speed regulator. Uspinjaca Funicular by Sven Franic, on Flickr Uspinjaca Funicular by Sven Franic, on Flickr If you are wondering why that guy is trying to burn the street lamp, we still have people who go around the old part of town every night with a special stick, manually lighting all the gas lamps. (nazigac on google). Uspinjaca Funicular by Sven Franic, on Flickr There is also a low quality video of it running on my flickr page.
  5. Great to see a Fabuland review. This is one of the sets I didn't have, but i know all the pieces from Charlie's carry-all. Might add some of those roof pieces to my wanted list, you never know.
  6. I think less people are involved in the development process of modular buildings than cmf's so more information can be kept to a need to know basis and the market is much smaller. But why would you want to know anyway? It would only prolong the wait until the next reveal.
  7. Nope. While I can appreciate the design and idea that went into it, there is one problem. It's not made by The LEGO company. I hate the word "purist" it makes me sound like some kind of incestuous royal snob. It's not about brand loyalty, I see LEGO as a system, just like I see chess as a system. Using alternative parts, glue or methods outside the system defeats the purpose of the game. The challenge is to build within the system. The limited elements and colors is what makes it challenging. Otherwise you can just do arts & crafts which is a different set of skills. MOCing is a puzzle game for me. Well that and I don't care for military stuff.
  8. Anything more than 4 days from payment to shipping is too long for me unless it's time around Christmas. I would never rate a store badly for taking longer, but would avoid ordering in the future. Marking the order as shipped and actually shipped often don't correspond though.
  9. Thanks! Littleworlds; I needed something to fix the hand and microphone on, otherwise it would all fall off. I figured the scale of the "stage" would just be seen as artistic freedom.
  10. Here's one of my later mocs, it was built for a contest which is great great because they make you build stuff you probably never would otherwise. It was an attempt to depict the rise of popular music through the 20th century. I had a different idea at first, but because the gramophone horn was so hard to make out of bricks, I wanted to do it out of pure stubbornness. That, and I never made a brick built character before. Twentieth Century Music by Sven Franic, on Flickr Twentieth Century Music by Sven Franic, on Flickr Twentieth Century Music by Sven Franic, on Flickr
  11. This is great. I don't know if I am a bigger fan of Porsche or LEGO. I didn't compete, but followed the contest with great interest, prize well deserved. Thanks for sharing the experience.
  12. Sand Green is now available again in 1x6 bricks, those shouldn't be too expensive once they are available on B&P. I have since torn down all the modulars, I don't care about sets anymore, just parts, but it was a fun experience.
  13. Yay! Curved top bricks/slopes in dark tan. It's great to know what's coming. I don't need those now, I just like to know which bricks not to buy in other ways if they will be available cheaper from PaB
  14. Some great part usage there. I was going to say those medium blue slopes are quite rare and expensive, but now I see they made a comeback in nexo knights this year. It doesn't need to be any particular model for Cuba since they combine parts from other cars anyway.
  15. I think the most stereotypical animal associated with the jungle is tiger even though they are quite rare now. Also elephants, they would certainly be bigger than minifigures which you made clear. I am thinking elephant in one color, one gender, two sizes. Elephants are endangered and it would make sense to have the whole theme revolve around good and bad guys, like poachers (probably not directly named as such) who keep bones in their hideout and an animal rescue team with vets, maybe whole facilities and animal transport vehicles. I kind of want to play with that now.