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  1. Review of City of Wonders Gift Sets in Malaysia.

    Nice and comprehensive review! But - mmmh. The Hibiscus is nice but not what I would call a brilliant masterpiece. The hut is ... basic: No special parts or techniques. For the kite I believe you have to be asian to get anything from it. In the ketupat set TLC finally used some interesting technique, so thumbsup for that. But are these parts really olive green? I would swear they are lime green from the photos... In sum it's a very versatile arrangement with all 4 sets. Made for the asian market I'm not the target group, so everything is okay.
  2. Help with identifying parts/sets!

    Another tip from my side: Try trimming the photo from unneccesary information. For example all four borders on your photo which only contain black. Even for cell phone pictures there's always (at least for android devices) on board software on your device which allows you do so. Then again I regard you photo to be large enough to gather the information needed.
  3. Nice review, Jim! Still this set is not doing anything to me. I'm missing the play features. But then again it's an airport fire engine. What could I have expected? Like others have already pointed out, it could be an (overpriced) parts package. If just I was missing the parts... I used to collect fire engines in HO scale 1:87 so fire engines are on my interest line. Not this one for this price. Did you build the B-model yet? It really Looks like a great alternative to the A model. Here the designers did a fantastic Job.
  4. Nice review, WhiteFang, as always. Thank you for all the work you are putting into this and the nice comparison-photos! It doesn't make me change my mind, though. Since TLC decided to raise the price once again, I will pass on any uninteresting minifig and this series is crowded with them. 3,99€ is clearly over my personal limit I want to pay for just one minifig. Hear that, TLC? Booooo! . Ninjago itself doesn't do anything for me, it's just single parts that are interesting. I'm also sure I won't be watching the movie in the theaters unlike the last LEGO movies. One good thing is the distribution of the single figs. 60 all in all and you get three copies of each? That could be worse. The only figs of interest for me are N-POP girl and the guitar rocker, maybe the Sushi chef as well.
  5. REVIEW: 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

    Yep, I can: First of all it IS a beauty, it looks great on display and it's huuuge! Building the rocket is full of small wonders: First you think 'this can't be right' and in the end it works perfectly. But besides all that it's nearly crammed with unusual building techniques. Sideways building, using clips and ball joints - a variety of new printed parts, no stickers. And it is stable! I would say you better not swoosh it due to the size, but if you really wish... On a sidenote you really have to look out to place everything in the right place and it's also repetetive, but in this case it didn't bother me at all - I enjoyed every single minute building it. I took my time and had 3 days of building pleasure.
  6. REVIEW: 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

    I started building this beauty, and I'm finished with the first module (bags 1-5 ) right now. It is a real pleasure building it and it is going to be a personal top-scorer! Definitive among the TOP 10 LEGO sets of all time!
  7. REVIEW: 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

    Seconded! The best sidenote on this amazing set is the number of bricks used for it!
  8. You can sign up in this subforum LEGO Events and User Groups in about 7 months from now...
  9. Before we start thinking about this, we put our effort into making this Idea happen. (Ask us again in 96 days...)
  10. Thank you all for an awesome event once more! For those, who would like to know what we did all these days, I made a pictorial review of the event here.
  11. Thank you for your replies so far. For those who haven't been to the party, I do a pictorial review of the event. Wednesday: Come together. Socialising and getting together. Welcoming especially those who haven't been to any event before. For the first time: SNOW - and therefore a longer journey for the most of us as expected! Thursday: LEGOLAND! Weather conditions were bad (see above), but almost optimal for the Battle Scene of Hoth and not-so-optimal for other scenes. But who needs good weather when the only thing of interest are the 4 AFOL temples (which are all inside): - Fabrik (my total time spent: 2 hours) - The special offers tent (2 hours) Digging for extra special parts (that could easily be bought on bricklink for just pennies) like the new 2x2 curved tiles in gold and dark red for >100 minutes? Yep - we're AFOL's, aren't we? - The big shop (1,5 hours) Wohoo, they had the new minifigure series 17 there! Wtf? 3,99€??? This is insane!!! -> bought 7 of them. - The Dino grill (1 hour) You need to refill somehow, somewhere... Afterwards: Self made dinner. For example Currywurst! Afterwards all contestants presented their MOCs. The rules were: Build a Brickhead from your country. Can you guess who is who? All entries sorted by their number of votes: Bricktect built 2 versions (Mickey and Elvis) but obviously chose the wrong one to compete. (but hey, I'm not complaining... ) Winner Skalldyr picking his prize. You find all the entries (bigger photos) and their descriptions here. Friday: Still bad weather, so the planned trip to the historical center of Günzburg fell through. Instead: Late breakfast und spare time. Or sorting (the bricks for this year's event set - the center of Günzburg/Architecture style) In the afternoon: Work! Started with a quiz. 26 questions from easy to hard to impossible to know (but still interesting ) Other contests: Guess, how many 2x4 bricks put next to each other are 1m long. Or estimate the amount of 2x4 bricks that weigh 125g heavy. Mmmh. Easy, you say? Well, ask the eventees... Followed by building the event set: Afterwards: Bowling in the Legoland village. 8 lanes with nice LEGO decoration. Who won by the way? It must have been MstrOfPpts, right? Dinner in Gasthof Linde. Typical bavarian restaurant and almost our regular's dinner location. We have been there for four times now! The evening was filled with talks and contests again. For example these: Look at the model to the right for 30 sec and then build it from the image in your mind. Finally the group shot: From left to right: Bfenz, Calanon, Dfenz, Ace, Kitty, Vaionaut, JanetvanD's daughter, Cwetqo, RC 1136, Elena, Jim, Cecilie, Chubays, Aredhel, Copmike, Manuel (Aredhel's husband with newest EB member Emilia :wub:), Amfenz, LasseD, Bricktect, MstrOfPpts, Elleana and Skalldyr. In front: Holodoc and Peppermint_M Then: Talks, for example: How to get rid of that darn keyring from Kiss-kiss-tuxedo-Batman? By the way: The candle trick is working! Saturday: Munich! We travelled by train and had a nice walk through the city, including a lot of side trips to all sorts of shops. Oh, Minifig series 17 again! Or you find something like this: The route passed famous landmarks like the Frauenkirche, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus, Hofgarten and so on. Unlike 4 years ago the owners of outside restaurants were still in bad weather mode, so we didn't have the opportunity to sit somewhere outside at the Hofgarten. Instead we went for the Olympic shopping mall and afterwards headed back to the center walking through the beautiful park area around the Olympic Center (built for the 72's Olympics). What could have been a better place for the annual rat spitting contest? Started in deep night in a backyard on a parking lot in Günzburg 2009, this time we were olympic for the first time (you can clearly see it from the photos) in the open public! (Not many supporters though besides the eventees...) The instructor Copmike. Vaionaut and RC 1136 can't believe what they see. Preparations and a first attempt from Skalldyr: Last year's winner MstrOfPpts: And this year's winner - which was me, so I don't have photos of that, but you can see one in the post above. Advice: Yellow is the winning colour! The supporters: Lunch/dinner we had in the Agustiner Biergarten. Ellena trying his first "Brotzeit": Back in Günzburg: Building and sorting for the last time: Sunday: Going back home. Of course: Beautiful weather! It could have been so nice... So if you like what you have seen and want to part of the fun - sign up next year to the 2018's event #14 in Billund!
  12. You'll find my photos from the event in the follwoing albums: Brickheadz Eventees Munich Legoland The highlights are: And I love this sequence: More will follow soon.
  13. Monochrome Minifigures

    Nothing of interest in the Fabrik for mono-figures. Too bad. The light aqua torso and the sand green (?) one seem to have dual moulded arms. So you can't brasso them! Might be interesting for others before they order these parts.
  14. I'm currently working on it. Stay tuned. But probably I'll link them in the upcoming photo-thread.