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  1. Holodoc

    Making Eurobricks More Active

    Well, it may sound harsh, but the example you gave might not be the best in my opinion. The entries in Copmike's wonderful advent raffle are not a great source of inspiration (this year). Have a look at the entries again and tell me if you find more than 10 entries (of almost 200) that are really MOCs and not only some bricks put together or a minifig with a red cape. The reason? Freebies. It's just that simple. I see a MOC as a kind of art and my personal understanding of art is, that a certain amount of time has to be put in it. But there is no dispute about art, is it? In all other contests I agree we do see great MOCs and extraordinary creations. Exactly my thinking. I don't like the frontpage to be covered up with MOCs when we could have important news instead. But then it's the good old "someone has to do it" discussion again. Just do it! If you ever feel an idea is good enough to open a topic about it, please never hesitate to do so! The community is living from the members who actively take part in it!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    @ncx You can argue with facts, but please refrain from working with personal insults. (It looks like you deleted the quoted phrase mentioned above. Why?) If you don't get it, I have a room for you where I can explain it in detail , but all in all I rely on your understanding that we all want a fair and friendly discussion. That aside, I don't understand anything you have said about a modular police station. Others have already stated: Fire Brigade is the best example that all your thoughts and explanations are simply wrong and TLC DID decide different in the past. Sorry!
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    ??? Am I the only one not being able to see what you uploaded? If not, please re-upload it again.
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    Santa? Who's that? Well, he didn't get the curve anyway...
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    [WIP] Lego monorails. [Custom Rail Systems (CRS)]

    Hello and a very warm welcome to Eurobricks, Masao! It's good to have you around! Thank you indeed for not just looking at the topic, but replying here, too! Your works have been a wonderful resource of inspiration (as you can see here: all around the globe!), I hope you continue and give us some nice insights in your work. It will be deeply appreciated! If you feel like, you can tell a bit more about yourself in this topic.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    I go with Coopa and say dark pink. It surely looks darker than bright pink (piggy guy CMF 12) and a lot brighter than magenta. Just like my explanantion on page 2.
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    Making Eurobricks More Active

    1) We all know the personal reasons behind being active or not and I believe almost all of us who have stayed here for more than a couple of years have experienced the same. That's simply life. And there's nothing bad about it. 2) I know what you are talking about. Not expecially here but in general I feel a bit confused and worried when a) a discussion stops when I enter b) my voice isn't heard at all. And I agree - it's not EB-specific. 3) See point 1. Nowadays there isn't much activity in the academy. I don't know a particular reason, but in general we are a bit low on extreme active staff members right now. I hope this to change soon though. Speaking of reviews I myself have posted a review about the new Statue of Liberty. It took me a couple of hours to do it and looking at your comment I strongly believe it's the way of reviews you like and appreciate, because I covered a lot of aspects. To date I got more than 2000 views and replies from 11 members. So it comes to 2 members for each hour I have worked on that review. Figure out yourself if that is satisfying. Don't get me wrong: I had lots of fun doing the review and I simply love the set - so that's not a problem for me getting so few replies. Sure I would have loved to draw more attention, but that's a point I can't change. So it's less reviews an the one hand and less attention/appreciation to the ones existing on the other hand. Which leads me to: I think the frontpage needs an overhaul. Something like 'corners of interest': One for MOCs, one for reviews, etc. and the main space for news. Just a quick idea that came to my mind. Then we need techies to transform our ideas into forum software... [volunteers welcome] You are heavily working on it! So if anybody wants to reply - please do it in the respective threads (see links above). Thanks!
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    My (Castle related) eBay Score

    Yep, we dove have that sort of sales here, too. But I strongly believe the time to make bargains is over. Nowadays almost everyone knows about the value of LEGO.
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    Making Eurobricks More Active

    Thanks for the replies, guys! Any further information about your background of browsing EB is helpful and of course appreciated! @rodiziorobs Nice goal to work on! Fingers crossed you can stick to it!
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    My (Castle related) eBay Score

    'Good haul' is always depending on what you are looking for... In this case I would tend to the answer "Yes", but only after having taken a glance at the goodies you posted photos of. I would not have bought the offer just by looking at the one photo you have mentioned first. It didn't seem to consist of many worthy pieces. But your idea behind it didn't mislead you: I have noticed the knight minifig first and parts like this are always lead to something interesting. Even more with the yellow bricks. You did find some nice bricks after all: The mentioned antenna of course! And just like you stated - unbroken!!! They are selling for around 15€ at BL (you can find all 10 sets it came in here.) Then the yellow lifting mechanism for the drawbridge of set 375 and the wonderful Classic Space bricks with printing in an almost mint condition! I also noticed some of the older windows which may become handy in some MOCs just bcause of their unusual proportions (1x4x2). So, yep - good haul! More than 10 years ago (that good ol' times y'know... )I found this photo in an offer: It was on sale for 10 (TEN!) Euros... And the old lady was relieved to get rid of what she found in the attic. I instantly knew the ship from the box (6285) would be buildable. And I was right. This alone were the figs that came with the offer: There were so many 'leftovers' after having build Black Seas Barracuda that I sold this rest for more than 10 €...
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    [REVIEW] 10268 - Vestas Wind Turbine

    If you want a real LEGO fan giving you a cool breeze in the summer - and you don't want to MOC - you will have to obtain (the hard to get) set 9688. This is the only set to come with six of those blades . This is the final result:
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    [REVIEW] 10268 - Vestas Wind Turbine

    Thank makoy for this wonderful review! I was amazed to realize TLC really did some (minor) changes to the original design! (For those interested, click here for the 4999 review 10 years ago). The best improvement definitely is the usage of printed elements instead of those *'§%# stickers. 10 years ago I built two copies of this windmill from scratch with a little (*cough*) usage of BL. It was worth it all the way! I prefer the white on darkblue writing though. So now here's your chance to get your own copy a lot easier! ...and cheaper: 4999 - 300+€ / 10268 - 180€ @Johnny1360 it's not really moving air while turning. That's due to the rotor blade's shape and the low speed.