L@go

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  1. This new editor is really crap, I can't write anything in between the two quotes anymore... so, to -zenn: Yes, I was contacted by someone from TLG about a picture of one of my vehicles, and asked whether it was OK for me if they printed the picture and put it on that wall. Obviously, I didn't mind :) And AmperZand: You could probably also argue that it's a natural evolution of the paper skirts they've been doing for a while. I'm not saying they didn't see somebody else doing it and were inspired by that - but it is the only logical way to add accessories at the waist.
  2. From your name I'm guessing you're Scandinavian or German, and if that's the case I'd recommend getting in touch with your local LUG - Brikkelauget in Norway, Swebrick in Sweden, Byggepladen in Denmark or one of the German ones, for example 1000steine.de - and ask the members there what they do. There might be special offers in your area or particular sellers on BrickLink that suit you particularly well.
  3. I agree with Sven F, there's bound to be coincidences, but of course they are inspired by what they see online. I know there's a wall, at least where the City designers are, with pictures of MOCs taken from the internet, to inspire those who don't regularly go online and check out other people's builds (in other words, those who weren't AFOLs before they joined the company). So they don't pretend they don't seek inspiration elsewhere. On the other hand, when you say 'a couple of months down the road', it can't possibly be inspired by some other creation if that's the timeframe. Most product lines are at least one year ahead when it comes to detailed planning of sets and the designs are locked looong before they arrive on the shelf. But you probably didn't mean that literally :)
  4. Something's come up for that weekend, so it seems I might have to do what I did this year and arrive late on the Sunday. Still going to try to make it there though!
  5. Spam, posting in old topics without adding anything of value to the topic, giant signatures, posts that reek of entitlement (I need this, LEGO must do that, everything should be cheap and easily available to me) and, not least, people who just know the reasons for everything The LEGO Company does without ever having spoken to a single person who works there :) Oh, that was a nice list. It felt good to get it out of the system.
  6. It's certainly a more plausible explanation to me than humidity and climate. There must be a reason why some people experience this so much, whereas others - like me, for example, are lucky and have hardly seen a single part crack. To me it makes sense - no matter how unfortunate it is - that some people are just genetically less 'compatible' with the plastic than others.
  7. I have it from a LEGO parts designer that they know that skin oils affect the pieces - but skin oil isn't simply skin oil. Its properties vary from person to person. So he specifically said that some people have skin oils that will affect LEGO pieces to a greater extent than other people - which is one of the reasons it's so hard to do anything with. You can't make a solution that will work perfectly with every possible skin oil from every possible person... And as Faefrost says, it's not like an acid that leaves instant finger marks. It's a substance that makes the parts more brittle over time when they are handled regularly.
  8. In the original feedback thread about the upgraded forum, I posted this back in October: "Out of curiosity, is there a reason why the 'new posts' brick was changed from a strong yellow colour to the pale light yellow it has now? To me, the colour that now stands out the most on the forum pages is the blue 'already read' brick - which seems a bit counter-intuitive. I will always be more interested in the posts I haven't read than the posts I have read - so from that perspective the 'new posts' colour should be at least as eye-catching, if not more, than the 'already read' colour. Right?" And Jim replied: "Agreed. Should be the other way around." A couple of days after that, it was fixed - the pale yellow was changed into a much stronger yellow colour, a big improvement, in my opinion. Then a few days later, it was changed back. Any reason for that? I second that - there used to be a clear statement on signature restrictions, but either the restrictions have been removed or nobody cares about them anymore. Then again: In my opinion, even krisandkris12's signature is unnecessarily big and will therefore be blocked by me... :)
  9. Only in this one store, sadly... Oh, and thank you, Pandora, for including a lovely picture of my own flummoxed self. I really was wondering what on earth was going on in that moment...
  10. Right! Into the calendar it goes. Time to get to a Eurobricks event outside of Billund!
  11. Out of curiosity, is there a reason why the 'new posts' brick was changed from a strong yellow colour to the pale light yellow it has now? To me, the colour that now stands out the most on the forum pages is the blue 'already read' brick - which seems a bit counter-intuitive. I will always be more interested in the posts I haven't read than the posts I have read - so from that perspective the 'new posts' colour should be at least as eye-catching, if not more, than the 'already read' colour. Right?
  12. That was my initial reaction, too, but it's not drazplaz' first post. Remember, posts in Community do not count towards post count anymore. This user has been a member for more than two years.
  13. How is this snobbish? It is Eurobricks, after all, which has the tagline "Uniting LEGO fans around the world" - not "Uniting fans of LEGO-related building bricks around the world".
  14. Those are pretty much exclusively clone sets though, not rip-offs of LEGO designs...
  15. Isn't it simply a matter of whether it's a set that is a rip-off of a LEGO design or not? If it's a copy, it's not OK. If it's by a clone company, but a new design, it's OK. That's how I understand the rules. And for the record, I wholeheartedly support the decision. Although I can see the moderators facing some tough decisions in the bootleg minifigure thread... Edit: I see a few replies were posted before mine. I didn't intend to repeat what had already been said!