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  1. ZCerberus

    TLG acquires Bricklink

    This is my point. They don’t own the bricks, just a selling platform. Why would you buy that unless there was some special value in the platform... Would you pay to buy eBay if you knew buying it or changing it would turn all your customers away and someone else could just create another eBay? No... unless you owned an IP or something that would keep your group on top. This is even more concentrated than eBay since the sellers and buyers are pretty much all AFOLs. Bricklink as it is needs the sellers to be a thing and sellers will move if this becomes draconian. Maybe the prime customers aren’t AFOLs like we suspect- but based on this reaction, it would seem anticipated changes will suggest alternatives may spring up which will eviscerate LEGO’s investment. Makes me wonder if there is something else to this.
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    TLG acquires Bricklink

    Not good is my stance on this. LEGO has some many rules already around AFOL programs, and now this. What is somewhat confusing is that LEGO doesn't own the bricks, just the platform, so there is nothing stopping another market place from popping up UNLESS Bricklink owns some intellectual property they can use to stop a new marketplace from springing up. No way LEGO allows their brand to now be represented by thousands of new people they can't control. Overall, I think this will be detrimental to most sellers and buyers. Perhaps there is something else cool in this, like a more expansive IDEAs like platform- but I doubt it. The MOC shop is in trouble, and I see new rules coming down on individual lot restrictions and loads of other things soon too.
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    SHIPtember Triple Feature

    SHIPtember has come and gone, but the fleet has arrived at Eurobricks! Checkout three of the most dynamic SHIPs from this year's armada right here on EB! sheo's Hitchhickers Sunder's EFCS Van Allen And ZCerberus's LL619 Dominion
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    Rankan - tripod

    Love the landscape on this one as much as the walker!
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    [MOC] Roboboxer El Royale

    Those boxing gloves look spot on! Great little MOC.
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    New Coalition Fleet

    So this is the "master topic" for the microscale fleet I have built- I figured this might be a good way to link all the ships in the fleet into one topic for ease of viewing them all up close from a central jumping point- The full fleet: The Topics: LL619 Dominion and build log LL424 Aura LL509 Ark IV LL132 Cornucopia LL112 Harbinger
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    [MOC] LL132 Cornucopia

    Bounty Class Cargo Frigate- LL 132 “Cornucopia” Length: 180 meters Armament: Heavy laser turrets (2) Medium laser turrets (1) Dual link anti-fighter laser turrets (6) Complement: Up to 4 Crew: 40 Not much story here- but the 4th built, 5th photographed of my New Coalition Fleet. Of all the SHIPs, or almost SHIPs I have produced (this one from antenna to antenna is probably almost exactly at 100 studs) this may be my second favorite behind the LL424 Aura.
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    [MOC] LL509- Ark IV

    Anvil Class Carrier- LL 505 “Ark IV” Length: 180 meters Armament: Heavy laser turrets (2) Medium laser turrets (2) Centurion LOS medium anti-cruiser Magnetic Acceleration Rail Cannon, 1-“barrell” (2) Quad link anti-fighter laser turrets (12) Complement: Up to 24 Warden Class Interceptors Crew: 160 With the limited fighter capacity of the Forge Battle Cruiser, the Coalition commissioned a complimentary second ship, the Anvil Class Fighter Carrier. The Fighter Carrier had a much lower combat rating than the Forge Battle Cruiser receiving only a class 6 battle-rating (excluding the weapons capabilities of the fighters) due to the weapons configuration which consisted of 2 heavy laser batteries, 2 medium laser batteries, and 2 medium duty anti-cruiser single barrel MARCs (but no missile pods or peace keeper orbital weaponry) with the additional weapons mounts all dedicated to anti-fighter turrets. Despite the lower combat rating, the Anvil Fighter Carrier, is outfitted with an armor and design configuration which made the ship more durable than most other ships with carrier or support roles. Additionally, the hanger bay entry points in the middle of the ship allowed for better protection of the bays than traditional carrier designs with the hanger bay entrances located on the outer hull of the ship. The durability combined with the firepower of the Warden Class interceptors meant the combined battle-rating of the Anvil Fighter Carrier and a full complement of fighters was much closer to a class 8. This meant the carrier could be used on solo missions when battleships or long-range missile frigates were not anticipated to be in heavy use. The main drawback of the Anvil Class Fighter Carrier was its size. The carrier was nearly double the width of primary attack craft like the Forge Class Battle Cruiser of the Hammer Class Missile Corvette. This issue was often overcome by keeping the carrier in a support position behind heavy assault ships, or if the carrier was in closer proximity to the battle, using a unique design feature to separate the carrier in two. Separating the carrier in two provides for more flexibility in use and much smaller targeting areas, though it does lose some of its more appealing features such as the center mounted hanger bays and the ability to operate with two distinct shield generators for additional toughness. The separation feature also meant each half was required to contain a full range of critical ship’s systems. While this made the carriers more expensive to manufacture and crew, it also made them more reliable and durable. Eurobrick's exclusive- ship separated and showing one component half:
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    [MOC] Space Base H19

    Come one, come all to Space Base H19. Smaller than H17, this Neo Classic space base features three landing pads filled with three new Neo Classic craft and a full lit design. And a closer look at the craft (until they have proper solo photos) can be seen here- with the Flickr photo set being even bigger and more clear. Click me for the below picture in the Flickr set
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    [MOC] Blacktron Harvester

    The terror of it! The mechanical grinding of its gears and hissing of its hydraulics send shivers down the spines of even the most veteran, harden soldier. This is the Blacktron Harvester!
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    [MOC] Destroyer- 619 "Dominion"

    Thanks @Aliencat and @LEGO Train 12 Volts. May be awhile before I do another monthly build challenge.
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    The color scheme is interesting- but I love the building arms on this. Very cool.
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    [MOC] Hitchhikers

    Very nice. I do love the black striping and the angles here- top notch.
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    [MOC] Destroyer- 619 "Dominion"

    Forge Class Destroyer- LL619 “Dominion” Length: 262 meters Armament: Anti-cruiser dual link Crusader Magnetic Acceleration Rail Cannon (4) Cruiser Buster missile tube (6) Peacekeeper long range orbital bombardment cannon (2) Rocket turret (1) Ion burst cannons (2) Heavy laser turrets (5) Quad link anti-fighter laser turrets (15) Complement: 9 Warden Class Interceptors (upper hangar) 6 Governor Class Heavy Bombers, 2 Transports shuttles or- 1 Kiltrip Defender Corvette (lower hangar) Crew: 235 Following the successful deployment of the Forge Class Battle Cruisers, the New Coalition found itself well position as peacekeepers. Peace, however, is often fleeting. A dissenting faction opposed to all forms of centralized government sprung up in the outer system of Conteruim. The Teriums as they become known retrofitted a number of older vessels with thick armor and multi directional weaponry. While the Battle Cruiser's Centurian weaponry was able to penetrate the armor plating, its line-of-sight design made engaging multiple Terium vessels difficult. To combat the Terium tactics, the New Coalition developed a new ship, the Forge Class Destroyer, equipped with direction port and starboard Crusader MARC cannons capable of eviscerating the armored Turium turtles with greater efficiency. The Destroyer also carried a larger complement than the Forge Class Battle Cruiser including heavy bombers or the ability to house a Kiltrip defender inside the Destroyer if bombers were not required on mission. The Destroyer also modified the hangar configuration as compared to the Anvil Class Carriers and the Battle cruiser to allow for hot take-offs and landings from a forward facing hangar opening. See the build log of the SHIP here:
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    [MOC] SHIPtember WIP- Orange Crush

    The build is done- but I didn't have time before I left on a work trip to really get the photos edited. Here is the poster shot for the ship- but once my NEW light box arrives, I will edit and post some quality photos. See the SHIP with additional photos here: