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    I am O-ky, English-German relations
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    Lego (Duh!), Star Wars, Robots, Sci-Fi, Animation, Cartoons, PIXAR, DreamWorks, Filmmaking, Special Effects, Video Editing, Comics (European), Drawing, etc.


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  1. I just finished watching Part 1 of DreamWorks Animation's Trollhunters on Netflix and I have to say I love it! It has so much heart, action, and great animation for a kids show! While the story is the usual hero's journey, it is told very well and there is not a single filler episode. It reminded me a lot of other "Chosen One" stories that I love like Harry Potter or A:TLA and I would have expected no less from Guillermo del Toro. All the characters are very likable, even the sidekick who is yet another "fat kid" stereotype which Dreamworks has been overusing. The look of the trolls and the fantasy environments is great, although perhaps not quite as creative as in Del Toro's other works. The humor can get a bit childish, but sometimes it really works. With this and Voltron: Legendary Defender, Dreamworks has been knocking it out of the park with their Netflix shows. I can't wait for Part 2 and highly recommended you check it out! And speaking of Voltron... Season 2 is coming in less than 2 weeks!!
  2. moc

    Thanks everyone! I'm glad you think so! Making it look good and like a real set is what I was going for, and the Temple of Doom set was actually given as an example for how this set should look (along with the Toy Story Trash Compactor escape which I borrowed a few parts from for this). It's not custom. It's not even C-3PO actually. It's the TC-14 promo fig. Custom parts were not allowed in the contest.
  3. Interesting! So you don't think you own any of the sets that it comes in and haven't bricklinked it? Oh, and thanks for pointing out the wrong link. It is fixed now. Hm, your experience with the Malevolence sounds like it is not so much to be attributed to the Mandela effect as it is to just your opinion/awareness of the set, but interesting story(s) nevertheless. I very rarely bricklink parts and I'm pretty sure that's not one of them. However, I did get a bunch of second hand Lego from friends, so I guess there is a chance it could have been among them. I did check all the unsorted bins I could think of, but it's possible that I missed it. Perhaps in time it will show up somewhere...
  4. The "official" way to watch it is over the Disney XD website/app, although I'm sure there are many cartoon pirating sites out there that will have it as well. And yes, the first episode is on YouTube. Honestly, it's not a bad show, but I'm very underwhelmed by it. The story, characters, and jokes are just not as good as those in Phineas and Ferb (Diogee is certainly no Perry), and considering this is starring Weird Al I was hoping to get a lot more songs from him in this show. Moana was pretty good. The songs were indeed catchy and the animation beautiful as always. But I felt that the story was a bit lacking as it consisted of too many Disney tropes and cliches, especially after Disney's latest films have been doing such a great job deconstructing those tropes. And yes, I think we all were hearing "Mata Nui" throughout the film. I will have to make a funny out of this if I ever get a Moana set. By the way, your signature is very distracting and does not follow the site guidelines. You might want to fix that. Yes, that would be cool. It seems like a perfect fit for Lego with its split-apart function and other play features, but I don't think it's going to happen.
  5. Yup, PIXAR sure has come a long way since Toy Story. Ever since they upgraded their rendering engine, their movies have been looking fantastic. I am also excited to see the jump in visual quality in the other sequels!
  6. Hi everyone! Some stories have been making the rounds again lately about the confusion over the Bernstain Bears and the Sinbad genie movie "Shazaam" that are attributed to the "Mandela Effect" which is a phenomenon where a number of people remember something that never happened, leading to many outlandish theories. So I was wondering if there are any such stories in the Lego community? I actually had a similar experience recently where I could've sworn I owned a certain part, but when I went to look for it in my collection for a MOC I was working on, I couldn't find it or remember where it could possibly be. This train track piece to be exact. According to bricklink, it only appears in 14 sets, none of which I ever owned to my knowledge. I seem to remember details about the part and even how it felt in my hand, and yet it doesn't look like it was ever in my possession. Maybe I saw it at a friend's house or at the Lego Store? Who knows. So have you experienced anything like this? Are others having issues with faulty Lego memory or am I just going crazy? Share your stories! It would be fascinating if we could uncover an instance of the Mandela Effect that relates to Lego in some way.
  7. I also hope the prizes are revealed soon. I'm actually waiting to open a set I got for Christmas to see if I won the minifigs from that set so I don't end up with multiples. The rules are clearly stated on the (now strangely empty) calendar. Like every year, you are supposed to send your address to him ASAP, so I'd say send it now. And don't worry about prices, it's usually free to PM CopMike. EDIT: Oops! Got ninja'd by the Cop himself.
  8. This is my entry to the Brickset 2016 Star Wars competition where you had to design a set based on a specific scene that hasn't been represented yet. Anakin, Padme, R2-D2 and C-3PO have infiltrated the Separatist droid foundry on Geonosis and are ambushed by the Geonosians! Pull the pins to shut the door and drop the heroes onto the conveyor belt. Turn the wheel to move the conveyor belts and help them escape through the assembly line! Watch out for swinging robot arms, stomping presses, and chopping blades! Use the swiveling robot arm to assemble the droids. C-3PO has lost his head! Attach R2-D2's rocket boosters and turn the knob on the tower to have him fly to the rescue! Rearrange the assembly modules to create your own foundry layout. Includes Anakin Skywalker, Padme, R2-D2, C-3PO, one Geonosian with stud shooter, and 4 battle droids. Droid Foundry Escape by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape door open by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape door closed by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape door feature 1 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape door feature 2 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape - R2 to the Rescue by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape module 2 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape module 4 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape module 4 back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Droid Foundry Escape minifigs by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr You can see video demonstrations of the Technic functions here and here. Here is the scene from the movie for reference: I hope you like it. May the force be with you and have a happy new year!
  9. You were right, @makoy, there are indeed many connections between Rebels and Rogue One! Here are all the Rebels easter eggs in the movie: http://nerdist.com/star-wars-rebels-easter-eggs-in-rogue-one/ And look who's coming to SW Rebels later this season!
  10. Thanks for the kind comments everyone! I do now! Click here to download an LDD file of the designs and generate the instructions! Yes, I think I might build a full Pixar logo with the lamp someday! It's a rat, thank you very much. Of course not (as long as you give me credit for the design)! Use the link to the LDD file above to get the instructions for it.
  11. ASK HERE

    Is there any way to still attach LXF files to a post or can you only attach pictures now?
  12. The Evil Emperor Zurg has stolen Christmas! Now it's up to Buzz Lightyear and his pointy-eared helper to deliver toys to all the children in the galaxy in his super-fast Star Command sleigh! Celebrate the holidays with mini-models from all your favorite Pixar movies including the iconic Luxo Jr. lamp, the famous Pizza Planet Truck, WALL-E with his plant, Remy from Ratatouille, Dory from Finding Nemo/Dory, Carl Fredricksen's house from UP, and a remote-controlled Omnidroid from the Incredibles. This is my dream Lego advent calendar for the Brothers Brick Create-A-Calendar contest. The rules are to create 5-10 mini-models consisting of no more than 20 pieces each. UPDATE: By popular demand, I have recreated these models in LDD so that you can use the instructions to build some of these yourself! Click here to download the LXF. LEGO PIXAR Advent Calendar by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr I hope you liked it and have a happy holiday! To Infinity and beyo-ho-ho-nd!
  13. Hooray! I won.... something. Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be awesome. It's actually kinda neat that the anticipation doesn't end when you win. Thanks for having this great raffle again!
  14. Well... It's got Lego in it, so the movie has to be good right? Seriously though, this looks fun. Not as good as the Sam Raimi films, but definitely better than the Not-So-Amazing Spider-Man. I'm loving the animated eyes. I'm actually pretty excited for the Bank robbery set now that we know that the robbers will have Avengers masks. Also, I hope they didn't have to shoot multiple takes of that Death Star scene. I'd hate to be the guy who had to put that back together. (What am I saying?! Of course I would LOVE to build a Lego Death Star on the set of a Spider-Man movie!!)
  15. Seriously? You're bad-mouthing The Force Awakens, but you praise a movie series that is literally nothing but explosions, boobs, and robots punching each other over and over and over again which doesn't respect the source material at all? I mean, I know TFA wasn't the most original movie, but it sure was a better movie than all the TF movies combined. That said, I do enjoy the TF movies occasionally. They're the so-bad-its-good kind of movies for me. Sometimes I just feel like turning off my brain and watch stuff blow up for a few hours. The first one was kinda good, but the sequels just kept getting worse and worse, and this one looks no different for me.