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    [MOC/DIY] 14 Dots bracelet designs!

    A long time ago, I posted a general thread in the hopes of finding anyone with ideas to extend the bracelets. I too got the black one, but as a middle age dude, the last hole is just a little too tight. I tried some inelegant solutions - the blue LEGO rubber bands seem tough I was able to loop them into a 2x2 plate with hole on both ends so I made a clasp! But it feels like it's not sturdy enough to wear out. I'd think two of them would be too big. Help! Any ideas?
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    Lego Dots 2020

    I might post a general topic outside here, but has anyone had any idea for bracelet extensions / extenders? I tried a search but don't see anything. I'm a dude and the last hole on these is too tight. I got the black one to try it out. I cobbled together two 2x2 square plates with hole and two blue LEGO rubber bands, and it kinda works, but I bet there is something nicer / easier. It also means the peg presses against my skin. I suppose there are real jewelry extenders. Oh well, I can at least use it as an constraction figure bandolier if nothing else! :P
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC winners thread

    Yay! Just got mine here in Ohio. Thanks CopMike, Eurobricks, whoever else I might be missing!
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC winners thread

    Congrats to the winners! Thanks to EB staff, raffle entry creators, CopMike, who'd I miss... I won this year, yay! Happy holidays!
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    I started on this before I heard the news - I've enjoyed Rocko and Spongebob and I think a lot of people did too. Maybe you will like "Santasquid Comes to Bikini Bottom!" Santa comes to Bikini Bottom by James Warden, on Flickr
  6. Shot in the dark, but has anyone removed print from the "Nexo shield" pieces? I don't play the game, so it's frustrating to have all these cool trans-color pieces and I want them plain for MOC purposes.
  7. Hopelessly specific, right? I've spent a long time trying to get a connection right, can you help? I need to fix these:{"color":15,"iconly":0} to be rigid so they don't move left or right when pressed lightly from the flag end. Ideally it's a minimal connection, but now I'm interested in any way it can be done. I've went through the Flickr techniques group but didn't see anything yet. It can be done by using the lever bases without levers stuck on top and/or bottom a bit away from the rod where the texture of the flag part changes and by at least one clip on the rod, or it can be done with 3 clips on the rod which allows a bit of movement. Either of these is my best guess for now. Thank you!
  8. Last day entry as usual... Like most AFOLS, I imagine my perfect LEGO tree would be of rare colors! So I set about to see if I could make a tree out of my small sand green and olive green collection. It's... okay looking? The olive green against the sand green reminded me of drying out pine needles making a mess, so I made a little scene of it. Eurobricks XMas Raffle by James Warden, on Flickr Anyway, not much, but I had fun trying to do with a limited amount of parts in running out of time. Thanks to CopMike and EB staff for the raffle as always!
  9. Y'all right, time sure flies! Glad to hear the tradition continues, so I'll try firing up the imagination to build something fun!
  10. Heyo, Was something on the main page, ie changed recently, or does it redirect to in an way that is less common or more suspicious? Reason is my bookmark to the main domain no longer works as of a few days ago. Typing it out doesn't hit anything, blank page in each case. Now I've updated my bookmark to lead to the forums so here I am. No malware or viruses, I'm paranoid about all that so no. I also temporary turned off my "paranoia tools" eg. Addblock Plus, NoScript etc. and that didn't do anything. I'm using Firefox. If I go into the FF settings, I can click the "Warn if sites try to redirect or reload the page" and it will move me to the forums with a warning that I have to click, but if you know this setting you don't want it as it will toggle everywhere. I've cleared all cookies from EB. No issues with other web browsing I do. Internet Explorer makes the redirect fine. Not sure if this "bug report" helps anyone, but any ideas? Maybe it is redirecting in a suspicious way that Firefox is trying to stop? It is slightly annoying as I tend to type "eu" to bring up the forums via history... but I guess I'll deal with it. Thanks in advance.
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    I just realized I hadn't posted my thank yous yet! Thanks to EB, CopMike, and whoever else helped organize and fund the raffle. I'm a huge Batmanatee fan. I couldn't quite swing the '66 Cave set, but I have a goal to build my own now. Thanks again!
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    Whoa, day one winner! I don't have to check any more. Oh wait, I still do for the prize reveal. :) LEGO bigfig Fabuland manatee confirmed! LOL
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    Ah yes, it is good these are discrete. I imagine people would be glad to buy just one and not have to buy all of them connected together...
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    I almost forgot, but thanks for the reminder! Last hour entry... Google says... -- 9:00 PM Sunday, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 4:00 PM Sunday, in OH --- When I think of snow (and LEGO), I think of Ice Planet 2002! EDIT: Oh and always, thanks to Eurobricks and CopMike and mods for the holiday raffle!
  15. THANK YOU! This is always something that stuck in my crawl here at EB. I've always wanted to bring this up. Other fan forums I contribute to that have respect for the fan company don't allow this. Why was it acceptable to discuss bootleg products here... I can't go to my Magic: the Gathering forum and encourage the ebay scum that print and profit off printed proxies and share links to their stuff and encourage others to buy. It's in their site rules. I can't go to my Terraria forum and ask for, provide, or share links to torrentz and hacks of the game. It's in their site rules. The point that there were threads that users actively spread site links, auction sites / store names, reviews, price comparisons, and generally explained how to and encouraged order bootleg LEGO products was dishonorable. I know there will be some confusion and issues for a while as what's ok and what's not ok to discuss and how, but I trust the staff to handle appropriately. ... also thanks for fixing the grey text around the forum. I'll poke around, but it seems to be more readable.
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    Forum Upgrade

    I guess I meant on the text issue itself. Maybe a running list of acknowledged items in the first post would have helped my frustration. Oh, no, I did see that you all had been commenting, I didn't mean to say that really. Thank you all for your time! EDIT: BTW, I did find it weird when I typed it and hit submit, it didn't take me away from the page, so I thought it didn't post. No, "Save" just made three copies of this. I deleted them?
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    Forum Upgrade

    I reserve my final judgements until the transfer is complete and I've had time to find my way around. But, opinions aside, the amount of light grey text is terrible design. Light grey text on white for signatures, Light grey text on white for times, light grey text on light yellow at the top for Browse, light grey text on light blue under the "activity" pages, light grey on light blue at the bottom for "Accepted file types... something or other." The last two are heinous and actually unreadable! I've gone through a few pages here and this has been mentioned several times but no admin response on it I saw. Please, please consider changing these if they are not part of the rollout or if there isn't a different template we can use. I can't see myself spending time here if I can't see half the site, and I'd really miss the community. Any admin or mod response would be highly appreciated.
  18. Thank you all for your comments. It looks like I even got the author of the book I was inspired by to come by! Now that the contest is over, I'll probably add some more content here. I usually do a prettier collage style pic for Flickr, and I think I have one or two behind the scenes photos that could help somebody. The way the core is put together is a little different, it turned out to be a little frustrating to build until I got the geometry right. I think I might have some commentary too about my difficulties with scale.
  19. Greetings, fellow Eurobrickers! I'm pleased to present my contest entry, the Great American Tower in my city of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's one of the newest and greenest additions to our skyline. I'll probably repost this after the contest with my own personal thoughts, things I learned about, some of the techniques inside it, self criticism, that sort of thing, but for now, it must stand on it's own. I hope you enjoy it! Some facts about the building courtesy of -- --- If you are interested in green buildings, you can follow the link above for a write up of its certification, but there are also more photos, fact sheets, and features of the building and Queen City Square. So, on to the build and myself. A while back I got the New York skyline set and The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin and just loved them but haven't really MOCced anything in that scale. But while I love the NY microscale, it doesn't leave a lot of room for details, but in looking back at the older Architecture sets, I settled on the midi-scale? of the LEGO 21018 United Nations Headquarters, so my entry is more in that scale and should be about that size, per contest requirements. Each thumb you can click on for larger photos in Flickr. Entry thread photo: Great_American_Tower_1 by James Warden, on Flickr Reference photo: Great_American_Tower by James Warden, on FlickrSome more: Great_American_Tower_2 by James Warden, on Flickr Great_American_Tower_3 by James Warden, on Flickr I always like to try perspective photos, even if they don't turn out... Great_American_Tower_4 by James Warden, on Flickr Great_American_Tower_5 by James Warden, on Flickr Finally, good luck to all entrants, and thanks to EB and LEGO for putting this together!
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    Spectre MK2

    Wow, very professional renderings and editing! Yes? Or the first few actual photos of the build? The LEGO rendering programs are so good now, I've seen some I can't even tell what is real. My brain is leaning towards real. Sorry no real criticism, it's really nice work.
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    REVAMP: Skull Basher

    That's awesome, I love that it feels more... well, bull-like, horse-like, minotaur-like, something. If I had some criticism, I guess I gotta be that guy that points out that the upward pointed spikes are right in the... er, groin region and once I saw that, I could not unsee. I would remove those myself.
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    Best Minifigures Of All Time

    These obviously... ... trolling aside, one should make the list for the historical significance.
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    [MOC] Purple Pharmacist

    Well, I thought that first reference picture looked familiar, it's my neighborhood. Very nice build, I can see your influences, and I think you did a good job with our... eclectic colors. Always happy to see Cincy get some architectural awareness!
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    LEGO Seasonal 2016

    Someone over at Brickset thought this was "creepy." Gosh no, this is super cute! It's a doe eyed chocolate cupcake wishing someone a happy birthday. Does it get any cuter than that? Someone also said it reminded them of Mr. Hankey....
  25. Oh, that's fun! The mini-modular scale is pretty tough, but I think you did well with the details for the scale. The pediment art, clock, and tower parts are very nice.