Erynion

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  1. Erynion

    Lego Miniature Bases for Tabletop Gaming

    Totally agree about getting the urge to use LEGO for D&D and other tabletop stuff. I have a lot of appropriate LEGO parts for that and I only recently got into tabletop RPGs, and I'd love to be able to use my own minifig instead of buying and possibly painting miniatures. I too have noted that the 3x4 CMF plate doesn't quite fit and had thought about doing something similar to the 3x3 base that you have there. One prohibiting factor in that for myself and I would guess others is that building a lot of those, particularly in the same colour scheme, could get difficult in terms of pieces. Another problem I have with this is that the LEGO minifigures aren't really compatible with the standard tabletop miniatures. The LEGO ones are are substantially taller and much broader. Even a minifig with short legs on a one-plate-high stand is taller than a full-height miniature. This makes it rather difficult to just bring your own minifig to someone else's campaign. If you're the DM on the other hand, or have some arrangement with them to bring all of the pieces and/or pre-assembled minifigs, then yes, I could see this working. It's worth noting, however, that the taller profile of the LEGO minifigs means that they are easier to accidently knock over, which is further compounded by the fact that even with a baseplate, minifigs tend to be more top-heavy than miniatures. One last thing I'm going to comment on - over the last several years of army building and playing games like BrikWars and BrickQuest, I've noted that it takes quite a bit of TIME pre-game to assemble all of the minifigs (and disassemble post-game, if you organize them like I do). While this can be fun for some, for me the enjoyment of it has been wearing off (as much as I love the LEGO minifig appearance), and I'm starting to see why a lot of people might prefer to grab a box of wargame or RPG minis and use whatever they have ready even if it's not quite perfect.
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    REVIEW: 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

    Very helpful explanation thanks! Excited for this set!
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    REVIEW: 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

    Very cool set! I am wondering if I could get a bit more detail on the part of the rocket with the lunar lander and command/service module. 1) It looks to me like the command module is a 4x4x2 white cone in the main build, but... a 4x4x2 printed grey cone when landed (it also appears to show the grey piece on the page with the "Transposition, docking, and extraction")? Does this mean you'd have to physically swap the pieces out? (less cool if so!) 2) Is the command/service module otherwise complete in the rocket? i.e. the engine for the service module looks like it's hiding inside the hollow white cone that hides the lander - does it go all the way through and connect or do you have to "assemble" it (or any other parts) after the hollow cones or the launch escape system come off? These details are important to me . Thanks!
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    LEGO Castle 2013

    WOW!!! These Castle sets look almost just like the sets they had in the, err, 70's and 80's, or something. They could probably get the same market by just recycling the old sets. There'd be more appeal to the older fans, too, because of the nostalgia, I presume. (Pardon my sarcasm. I couldn't resist that one)
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    MOC: Nazgûl

    That's amazing! I'd love to see something similar to this made into a set! Hmm, I don't really go for the wings made out of the capes, nor the spikes on the back made out of the minifigure arms. They're both a little... too strange of a use of those parts for me. But other than that, it looks really good.
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    Battle of the Weathertop

    The Shire? ORCS? Those are Ringwraiths! EDIT: Oh, yeah, nice MOC though It looks a little small, but that's LEGO I guess.
  8. Me too! Those were... adorable I don't actually own any because I started LEGO too late for them
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2012

    From what I remember, orcs are mutilated Elves, made long ago (I would guess by Morgoth, the first (?) dark lord, but don't quote me on it. It's been quite a few years since I read the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales). I *think* Uruk-hai are orcs/goblins crossed with humans. I recall there was something special about the Uruk-hai that allowed them to travel under the sun, unlike orcs... maybe that was inbreeding with humans. But I'm not really sure on that point of lore. In the Hobbit book, the creatures at the Battle of Five Armies are referred to as goblins, but in the LOTR books, they are referred to as orcs, so I think it is safe to say that they are nearly the same, if not the same, creatures. I personally don't see any reason to separate them in the LEGO sets... As for LOTRO, I would dearly love to play it, but MMORPGs are just too time consuming, especially for someone in university with a huge course load like me.
  10. I thought of this too. What's arguably even worse is that it doesn't appear that they gave him a name. Who does something with a minifig that garners national attention and doesn't even name the poor little guy?
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    MOC: USS Reliant NCC-1864

    Good job on the Reliant! I love to see high-quality Star Trek MOCs like this. The curve on the saucer section going up to the bridge is particularly impressive.
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    Roman Tortoise

    Whenever I've seen the Roman testudo/tortoise formation, the soldiers were always in a square, not circular, formation. I could be wrong, but I thought that's how it's supposed to be. It's difficult to make this formation in LEGO since the soldiers usually squish in so there's not much of a gap between the shields, but LEGO don't squish...
  13. Okay, you've offered a believable explanation, but I have to say this along with everyone else. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND PICKS A FISHERMAN OVER A SPARTAN??? For those who have suggested that they picked the ones that were cheapest to reproduce, I have to disagree. I expect that the elf and the mummy would be on the more expensive end of the spectrum, because of all the accessories that the elf comes with (not to mention the fabulous printing), and because the mummy has rather rare printing on the sides.
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    So, is the 7946 King's Castle gone?

    I agree, this is disappointing - I really wanted to get MVR to add to my little Medieval village that I'm working on. Weird how it is so soon. I don't really want to shell out that much money at this time though... I wonder if there's any chance stores around my area will have it on clearance. I'm a big fan of LOTR though, like many others, I don't like fleshies (or licensed set prices).
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    MOC: Amon Hen

    I just had a chance to look at this in detail and... I'm almost speechless As with any LEGO MOC, you obviously had to do a bit scaling-down to make it fit for a LEGO MOC (not saying this is a bad thing, I just notice details like that) but it's still huge. Looks amazing.