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#26 highlandcattle

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:19 PM

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View PostUltraPrime, on Sep 21 2006, 01:23 PM, said:

Took some pics of my town setup. It's a continuing WIP, the story of which can be seen in my ongoing Bricks and the City strip.
I agree with Alex, it's interesting to see an (almost) complete new layout. It doesn't look all too bad. It is a good start for more, indeed. But a LEGO town/city does need some older sets, too, you just can't do without ;-)

I like everything except for the construction tools. It all looks way out of proportion!
Especially on this picture http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=2034547
That truck is twice the size of a train! I only have the little shovel unit (I bought it today) and may get the streetsweeper sometime. everything else looks just way to big to fit in my city
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:38 PM

View Posthighlandcattle, on Sep 26 2006, 02:19 PM, said:

I like everything except for the construction tools. It all looks way out of proportion!
Especially on this picture http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=2034547
That truck is twice the size of a train!
While I agree that City sets are almost too big now, in the case of the dump truck it's okay because it's supposed to be one like this, and those are big :-) Nevertheless the model is crap...

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:31 PM

I'll remove the construction sets eventually - they are there to represent it's 'WIP' status. I only want a couple more things to finish the main section of town off, then I'll work on next section...

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:36 AM

View PostHobbes, on Sep 26 2006, 01:38 PM, said:

While I agree that City sets are almost too big now
Yes totally agree, but when you look the Ultraprime's city, the fact that some elements are bigger than in the past is not a real problem, it is just when you put them in an older city... and that is my case! So it's hard to make the "so big vehicules"  smaller. But it makes you using your imagination and sens of creativity

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 02:31 PM

View Postalex54, on Sep 27 2006, 12:36 PM, said:

Yes totally agree, but when you look the Ultraprime's city, the fact that some elements are bigger than in the past is not a real problem, it is just when you put them in an older city...
... or don't have enough room ;-)

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:23 PM

i like it your town has pretty much everything.
the only thing i would recommand would be the airport shuttle to
connect the town and the airport.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

View Postskinkfem, on Oct 10 2006, 03:23 PM, said:

i like it your town has pretty much everything.
the only thing i would recommand would be the airport shuttle to
connect the town and the airport.

Thanks. The airport shuttle would be nice, yes, but I don't have it and it is so expansive in the second market! Maybe if it will be a legend...
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:25 PM

thanks glad to be here. im awaiting the airport shuttle myself as the 6991-1 monorail transport base (space unitron) grew to small for my town.

i guess is an issue depending on your living conditions, i must say ive been pretty lucky both in my lack of
general expenses (rent, food etc) and the fact that i have a rather good place to keep my layout at.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:38 PM

Whats the airport shuttle?

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:46 PM

View PostDarthking623, on Oct 11 2006, 06:38 PM, said:

Whats the airport shuttle?

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 06:25 PM

am I the only one not turned on by the airport shuttle?
It all looks a bit to grand to me. Also much bigger then most lego airports!
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:32 PM

View Posthighlandcattle, on Oct 11 2006, 07:25 PM, said:

am I the only one not turned on by the airport shuttle?
Probably. It's one of the most sought after town sets ;-)

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It all looks a bit to grand to me. Also much bigger then most lego airports!
It's supposed to connect the town/city with the airport, and since airports are usually quite a bit outside of a city it needs to be grand ;-)

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:58 AM

View Posthighlandcattle, on Oct 11 2006, 06:25 PM, said:

It all looks a bit to grand to me. Also much bigger then most lego airports!

I don't find it so grand. In fact, the monorail has to run around the city to collect all the people who want to go to the airport. But in this case, the monorail needs more stations...

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 04:03 PM

Hello,

great City, I really like it... Letīs me think about my old times when I played with LEGO City as a child...

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:36 PM

Thanks McBrick!

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:51 PM

Got more bits for my city, so I've updated my folder:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:11 PM

View PostUltraPrime, on Oct 18 2006, 05:51 PM, said:

Got more bits for my city, so I've updated my folder:

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You should vacuumclean your carpet!

I think you should make some table or maybe a playgarden in front of that fastfood joint
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:30 PM

View Posthighlandcattle, on Oct 18 2006, 06:11 PM, said:

You should vacuumclean your carpet!
I thought the same thing, but I'm scared to death ofloosing something up it  ;-)

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:17 PM

View PostUltraPrime, on Oct 18 2006, 08:30 PM, said:

I thought the same thing, but I'm scared to death ofloosing something up it  ;-)
The lego fans nightmare. Everytime I drop a piece on ther ground I quickly go looking for it so I'm sure I won't loose it
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:28 PM

Ultraprime, the small touches of green give your town a better look...

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:46 PM

View Postalex54, on Oct 18 2006, 08:28 PM, said:

Ultraprime, the small touches of green give your town a better look...

I thought that too. I was going to replace the green road plate with a grey one, but thought better of it. I'm now planning to get more 32 x 32 green plates and putting them in a row, get a few trees too...

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 09:13 PM

Made a couple of adjustments (and bought a dust-buster to clean round it!)

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:01 PM

Hi alex54

This story is really good. And your city gets bigger all the time. The only thing I would recommend you could do is buy more road plates before you buy more buildings.

This is because I think it would be best if you have quite a few more of the dark grey/green roads before LEGO decides again to change the design. Personally I have found integrating new roads is a pain :'-(   :'-(  :'-(
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 05:05 PM

View PostCalvin, on Oct 24 2006, 02:01 PM, said:

Hi alex54

This story is really good. And your city gets bigger all the time. The only thing I would recommend you could do is buy more road plates before you buy more buildings.

This is because I think it would be best if you have quite a few more of the dark grey/green roads before LEGO decides again to change the design. Personally I have found integrating new roads is a pain :'-(   :'-(  :'-(

I've already thought about that. BuT I don't do it! Maybe I will, but the dark grey/green roads cost some money and you can't "play" directly with them when you buy them! But I know that I shoulc do this... or hope that TLC will not change them before some years...

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 06:09 PM

View Postalex54, on Oct 24 2006, 06:05 PM, said:

I've already thought about that. BuT I don't do it! Maybe I will, but the dark grey/green roads cost some money and you can't "play" directly with them when you buy them! But I know that I shoulc do this... or hope that TLC will not change them before some years...


No they will cos I have bad feeling  :'-(

well maybe you can buy cheaper ones on ebay in future even if they change *sad*
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