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About TheLegoDr

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    Castle, Pirates, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Modular building, Mini-scale building


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  1. It is my understanding they discontinued the finger hinges because the fingers were prone to breaking easily since so much stress was put inbetween them. Figures were stickered back in the early 80s with the Castle sets. I'd be game for stickers for torsos if it meant I was able to get a lot of them to build up an army. Printed will always be better, but if the price goes down for stickered, I'd be open to the idea. I think a lot of emphasis is put on the minifigure, but I think a lot of people are collecting them more and more, so LEGO is going where the people want. If LEGO sold figures individually (not CMF, but actual set figures), I would consider just buying them instead of buying whole sets, if the price were right.
  2. Well done. This is something I was wanting to do, but I have such a long list I never accomplished it yet. It definitely is overpowering the official set. I did enjoy that build and final product though, which made me think like you and want to do something bigger. I like the staircase as simple as it is, but it is nice to see things being "realistic." I usually end up dollhouse style and let my daughter jump from floor to floor. I like the idea of the cyclops as guards. I hadn't considered that, but the color scheme works well. Now it makes me wish I had bought more when they were available. And the female ogre head works well for the Harry Potter troll. I never was able to pick him up, but his head always looks odd. Maybe I still will build my own because my vision is definitely different from yours, but it's nice to see someone showing some love for Elves. And what stickers are left on the sheets?
  3. Great idea. Good execution. I've been wanting to make my own Hogwarts, but after seeing Alice Finch's creation, I lost all hope. This is a great balance between display piece and play piece and the lighting does set a mood. I also was doing a Batcave/Wayne Manor MOC, but I like the Hogwarts idea in the dollhouse form even more. I may have to reconsider my stance on what I'm creating. My miniature version I'm working on is fun, but I like the play value incorporated here. And all of the details work really well that would get lost in translation in the mini form. The stairwell and paintings look spot on. I think my head always has to use stairs and "realistic" avenues of movement in the building, which doesn't work out well in the end due to scaling. This format using the stairwell (because it is essential to a Hogwarts) and then the other rooms next to each other to incorporate a sense of play vs where they would really be in the castle works well. I need to let down my mindblocks and look to the play value. Well done!
  4. Looks great! The trees turned out really well. I love the birch design. The actual ruins look great too. I've been wanting to build my own Amon Hen scene, but never got around to it. I have so many other builds ahead of it, who knows. But I like how you handled it.
  5. You say the animals are cheaper on bricklink...I always thought that too until the brown and polar bear were released and hey we're always cheaper on bnp. I had hoped they would come down on bricklink and they never did then they got retired and I missed out. Now I won't spend the ridiculous prices they are asking for them. So 5-6$ for some big cats but I'm guaranteed to get them...worth it.
  6. This looks great. I don't remember much from the movie, but I did buy the set recently. This looks much better. And the flags are a great touch. I'll have to rewatch that movie sometime.
  7. I love the color scheme. The trans blue works really well here. I hadn't thought about building her a unique ship, but that's a good idea.
  8. Interesting ideas. I can't wait to see the interior. I hadn't considered using the Party store as a modular, but it makes sense. I didn't pick that one up. I would say certain colors may not mesh well together, but you have to work with what you have. Keep up the good work.
  9. Clever techniques here. I like the angled entrances. It is quite a grand park scene, which would be fun to have in a real life town, let alone a Modular layout. I may even like the smaller version better with just the fountain. How did you make the water project that way? It looks like 1x2 trans clear plates, but then it looks like it switches directions partway down, or my eyes are deceiving me. The minifig scenes are fun and would be a big hit at a convention. Although I like sticking with my classic yellow smiley in my modular layouts, they don't show the exact emotion of ice cream being dropped or someone falling into the pond. I would say the handicapped ramp is a bit steep. Hopefully he can make it okay. I don't think the current layout for my LUG would accommodate something like this, but it looks fun. I want to build a modular amusement park for my daughter's Friends figures, so it's nice to see something come together in a modular fashion. I like the fencing, although I want to do something in white for the Friends. It seems more friendly vs a realistic iron fence here. Keep up the good work.
  10. Well, I'd say the figures look good overall. I can likely pass on a lot since there are similarities and I don't need a parademon army, although that will be neat to see. Wonder Woman looks the same as Sky High Battle, but is it the same shield with the bird? I skipped that set, so I'll wait for the actual WW set, even though they are different. Flash look good. Cyborg looks good. So bricklink/ebay will be in my future methinks. Hopefully it will save enough not buying the sets to justify it. My bins are full of pieces from these Super Hero sets that I never build.
  11. Um, incredible! Microscale is always tricky for me. I love it though. Very creative. Very recognizable.
  12. Well, I wanted to say how much smoother it is than the original (and it still is) even though it uses a similar mechanism. But I can't tell if it is his hand causing the skip in the spin or if it catches on something while going around. Either way, thanks for sharing that video. It sheds some light on the inner workings and it is much less involved than the original.
  13. Very well done. I looked up le sentier and I can see the inspiration. My only gripe (because I'm that type of person)..using old gray arches on the front instead of light bley.. hehe The rest looks great. Facade works well. Interior looks great. The flooring is a little busy for my eyes, but I like the rest of the details.
  14. ^And I think as many people on here that would want it, there are plenty of other people who would rather put their money toward other LEGO themes. I don't think the market could handle 2 modulars a year, even if one is a smaller 16x.
  15. Great idea. I missed out on the Vikings theme, but this is a good representation of them. I've been wanting to build in Miniland scale, but have not bitten the bullet, nor do I truly understand the scale. So I need to do some practicing. You nailed it though and those shields are brilliant! I also really like the waves in the water. Also, brilliant!