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  1. It also bothers me when each step adds too few bricks. It also has the side effect that the instruction booklets get bigger and thicker. Growing up in the 80s, I have seen relatively big models being built with rather few steps. - Of course we have to take into consideration that models have become more complex since then. But still. Furthermore it annoys me that the booklets come in so many different sizes. It even happens within the same set. It makes it more difficult to store the booklets together in the same folder.
  2. What you should bring on your holiday depends partly on which themes interest you, partly on the time you have for building. Do you have 14 full days or an hour now and then? If you are into Creator, I would definitely recommend one or more (depending on the size and space available) 3-in-1 sets for maximizing the options of building and inspiration. Once you have built the official models, you can mix the bricks and go MOC'ing. Modulars and equally sized sets are also good time consumers. But be aware sets with fewer and bigger parts might not be that MOC-friendly. I have tried this a couple of times. It brings the most fun and memories if you can find something to remind you of the trip. First time I bought a LEGO set as a souvenir, it was in Finland. I had never thought of buying 60059 Logging Truck, but after driving around in the forests it was the obvious choice. And I am glad I bought it.
  3. Nice to see a new layout here I like your MOCs and MODs, and I also like how you have divided the city into a pedestrianized historic centre and surrounding areas with roads and more modern buildings. You should make an entry in the Town Layout Index, so it is easier to find your layout again later.
  4. Really impressive MOC, carebear. Both in size and details. I really like the common areas, they have a high level of details. They are wild, lively and express creativity. And actually a great contrast to the dormitory rooms which are quite neat and tidy.
  5. Great buildings, you have made, Sander. Nice combinations of colours and good details. Like the two smaller buildings, seemingly alike and yet different. And I like the relief with the Weeping Angel on the red building. It is not often we see details like that.
  6. Funny idea, and I like how you incorporated the classic Pirate stuff. Great idea and well made. Maybe a small homebar next to the private hot tub to increase the exclusitivity for the guests coming up there?
  7. As Denmark is a rather small country, it is not too far. Though for me it is "on the other side of the country". I have never been in Skærbæk, maybe this year should be the first.
  8. Really beautiful model, Sven F. It reminded me of a trip to Bergen, Norway, where they have quite long funicular. It is an amazing trip, going uphill having a view over the city. I have been thinking about making a funicular myself, but nowhere any real plans. You show how nice it can look and work. A really welcome part in any layout. I would love to see that at an LEGO event.
  9. I am in the same boat here. My plans are bigger than my table. It actually keeps me from start building a layout, as I want more than I have space for. I am therefore thinking about doing it a bit differently, namely building temporary layouts (maybe on the dining table, wife says ok! ). To get some variety, I plan to make different layouts every time. For example building chronologically: How would a layout in 1984 look? The update it to 1986, 1988, etc. The it could be a small town layout with smaller houses and shops and a bus stop. Then a big city layout with big buildings, tramways and busy streets. Then maybe an airport layout, castle or pirate. - This way it is still possible to pursue one's ideas without needing a gigantic layout. If you have got some shelfes for displaying, you can also make small dioramas there. If you need some inspiration for layouts, I will recommend you to take a look at the two layout indices. Here you can find both big and small layouts: * The old, rather comprehensive Town Layout Index, which is not updated anymore. * The newer, but seldomly used Index: Town Layouts.
  10. Well... Originally I was just into Town, even though I loved fairytales. It changes when I received this little set: 6023 Maiden's Cart. In the years after getting the cart, my collection of Castle expanded rather quickly. So of course it has a special place in my heart. My preferences are for the 80s and early 90s castle, though some really great, detailed sets have been made in the last decade. Anyway my childhood set are my favourites with the 6085 Black Monarch's Castle (Dragon Knight's Castle) being the "main attraction". 6067 Guarded Inn and 6074 Black Falcon's Fortress (Eagle Knight's Castle) are certainly also wonderful sets. Of the newer ones, 10193 Medieval Market Village and the beautiful, beautiful 10223 Kingdoms Joust (which I never got) really raised the bar for details in Castle sets.
  11. Though I do not consider myself a purist per se, I do only buy and use LEGO. It is what I grew up with and love(d) as a toy. Not other brands or copies. I do not think it was even available 30+ years ago. So I stick with with the brick from Billund. That being said, I am crazy about the scooter from Brickforge which I think is better made than the one from LEGO. But LEGO is LEGO
  12. Quite interesting façade design you have got there, paupadros. It looks like something to be found in Southern Europe, not least because of the big diagonal corner. It calls for a café with tables outside. I wish I could go on a holiday now...
  13. Beautiful building, eliza. It is nice to see how some of the more special colours from Friends might be used. I and do really like the grey trimming on the windows, just like broomhandle does. On a sidenote, I also do like like your candy shop. It must have been on my mind, because it looks a bit like what I have been thinking of building for a baker's confectionery shop (pâtisserie/Konditorei). EDIT: This post brought me into my knighthood
  14. +1, LT! It's good to see you back in the game. There has been a lack of hardware stores lately I hope you do well and are still bricking on. And hope to see more projects from you soon.
  15. My display is mainly a mess Well, I share an office with my wife, so I have a rather small desk which I would like to host a small display. It can contain 5 x 3 baseplates. Now it is just a mix of boxes for storage, WIPs, and other stuff. Furthermore I have some bookcases and shelves for primary storage, but also display. One shelf for three modulars, another for whatever I find is going there. Due to the limited space, I plan to make small layouts/dioramas and change them now and then. My hope and is to get a bigger layout some day. But it will not be in our present flat.