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#1 Doctor Sinister

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:14 AM

I finally got around to hanging up one of my most recent acquisitions - set 7893, the Passenger Plane.

I absolutely love this set - it looks really good, it's HUGE and it's functional.  I approached the hanging ceremony with a little trepidation as I'm trying out this new "invisible" thread and I wasn't sure how strong it would be - so it's hung in three places as it comes in to land at Tabletown, anc in two of those places the thread is strung three times.

The airspace over Tabletown is rather crowded now with 6 helicopters, three planes and a Zeppelin flying overhead!

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:49 AM

That looks great. I have been considering doing the same thing as the nose and tail of that plane are so hard to re-use elsewhere....





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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:53 AM

I'd thought about adding some flames to one of the engines and having an emergency crew on standby on the ground waiting for it to land.   :-)

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:58 AM

Looking cool! I have one suggestion - pull the landing gear off the bottom!  ;-)

I'm off to find pictures of the other two planes and the Zeppelin.

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I have been considering doing the same thing as the nose and tail of that plane are so hard to re-use elsewhere....
Many have taken the whole fuselage and stuck it on train wheels......
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:03 AM

View Postoo7, on Jul 4 2007, 11:58 AM, said:

Many have taken the whole fuselage and stuck it on train wheels......

Yes, I have seen that and it looks great, but my layout is too small to accept an 8-wide train.





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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:07 AM

View Postoo7, on Jul 4 2007, 02:58 AM, said:

Looking cool! I have one suggestion - pull the landing gear off the bottom!  ;-)

Point taken - except it IS coming in to land.   :-)   Oh, and the front landing gear is also vital for some of the threading - to stop the fuselage from slipping.

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I'm off to find pictures of the other two planes and the Zeppelin.

Here you go:

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View Postoo7, on Jul 4 2007, 02:58 AM, said:

Many have taken the whole fuselage and stuck it on train wheels......

I've seen one of those - it looks awesome, but I don't think it would work in my town either.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:21 AM

Great idea on hanging up a lego plane. Truthfully, the plane not what I looked at. I just got my first look at Tabletown and I am thoroughly impreesed. :'-)

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:28 AM

View PostDoctor Sinister, on Jul 3 2007, 09:07 PM, said:

Point taken - except it IS coming in to land.   :-)   Oh, and the front landing gear is also vital for some of the threading - to stop the fuselage from slipping.
I don't see a landing strip. :-D Anyway, I did not realise you had tied the string to that, it's good to leave it alone in that case.

And thanks for that image, they seem to be all official LEGO sets, are they not? That's a very impressive layout, too. I also spotted the little 6458 orbiting around the rafters. X-D

View PostDoctor Sinister, on Jul 3 2007, 09:07 PM, said:

I've seen one of those - it looks awesome, but I don't think it would work in my town either.
Yes, it's looks like a very modern high speed bullet train, too fast for a little shuttle through the center of town. Here's what I did with my 7893 fuselage:

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However, that was before the birth of my tabletown;

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:24 PM

Very nice indeed!  *y*  Airport on!   :'-)
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:40 PM

View PostDoctor Sinister, on Jul 4 2007, 11:07 AM, said:

Here you go:

Oh, you have that Zepplin. I would love one of those!


View Postoo7, on Jul 4 2007, 11:28 AM, said:

Here's what I did with my 7893 fuselage:

Good idea. What did you do with the nose and tail piece though? Thats the one that has got me...





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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:39 PM

View PostSinner, on Jul 4 2007, 03:40 PM, said:

Oh, you have that Zepplin. I would love one of those!
Good idea. What did you do with the nose and tail piece though? Thats the one that has got me...

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:17 PM

View Postoo7, on Jul 4 2007, 03:28 AM, said:

I don't see a landing strip. :-D

You've got me there...no room for one!  The planes are in a permanent holding pattern!

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And thanks for that image, they seem to be all official LEGO sets, are they not? That's a very impressive layout, too. I also spotted the little 6458 orbiting around the rafters. X-D

Tabletown is mostly official sets, with a sprinkling of MOCs - the houses and high-rises are all MOCs.  I'm glad you spotted the satellite - I enjoyed adding that little touch, although the MF is very lonely up there.   :'-(

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:50 PM

I love Tabletown!  My fiancee rolls her eyes and walks away every time I plan a setup like that.  Yet, she still buys me Legos every holiday and birthday (I got Market Street for my big three-oh this year)...  Anyway, I'm really liking the Tabletown harbor and waterfront! *wub*

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:50 AM

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Yeah, but at that price they aren't going to sell in a hurry!





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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:10 AM

Damn.  I passed up this set for Imperial Landing Craft, and I'm still racked with indescion.  I like it!  My tabletown is more a nuclear research facility, but oh, well!
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:59 AM

View PostSinner, on Jul 5 2007, 12:50 AM, said:

Yeah, but at that price they aren't going to sell in a hurry!

Oh you did see it! Cool.

Yes, but they aren't going to get any cheaper!

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:07 AM

View Posthinckley39, on Jul 5 2007, 12:59 PM, said:

Yes, but they aren't going to get any cheaper!

Probably not, but I hope that;

1. I can find one cheap in a second hand store
2. Lego brings out a bigger and better one as part of the new Indy range.

I am dreaming, I know!

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:05 PM

View PostSinner, on Jul 4 2007, 11:07 PM, said:

Probably not, but I hope that;

1. I can find one cheap in a second hand store
2. Lego brings out a bigger and better one as part of the new Indy range.

I am dreaming, I know!
Or the much more likely; 3. You'll buy it here
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:19 PM

View Postoo7, on Jul 5 2007, 10:05 PM, said:

Or the much more likely; 3. You'll buy it here

Tempting, and I almost set up an eBay account for it... and then I noticed that it ships to Canada and USA only. Thanks very much anyway.





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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:30 PM

View PostSinner, on Jul 5 2007, 08:19 AM, said:

Tempting, and I almost set up an eBay account for it... and then I noticed that it ships to Canada and USA only. Thanks very much anyway.
Agh, sorry about that, how could I forget? :-$ There's none on Ebay.com.au, unfortunately.
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:25 PM

The plane is good but it is just so big I think lego needs to make a special runway.
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