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  1. Survey: New parts and new colors

    I want the long whip antenna in trans-yellow.
  2. Can anyone tell me how I can place tiles in the gap between a brick and a 1 x 2 x 1 panel in the way TLG did with the tiles in the waiting room of the Assembly Square dentist office (there is a 2 x 2 newspaper tile and a 1 x 2 friends tile and a black 1 x 2 x 1 panel involved) Is it even possible? Do I need to manually edit the lxf file?
  3. [MOC] Gold Coast G:Link Bombardier Flexity 2

    This is amazing, much better than my pathetic attempt at a G:Link tram from a while back. Even cooler is the relationship with the people behind the real vehicle and the photos showing the vehicle next to the real thing.
  4. Creator and Creator expert wishlist

    I would love to see more bridges. They did the Tower Bridge as a set, how about other famous bridges from other cities? The Sydney Harbor Bridge would make a great set and I would buy one no question. The Golden Gate Bridge could also make a great set.
  5. Survey: New parts and new colors

    Hopefully that black piece becomes available on Bricks & Pieces soon, then anyone can get a whole bunch of them easily :)
  6. I suspect I dont need the super-expensive lights the photo gear shops wanted to sell me and some cheaper lighting from elsewhere would be OK even if its not specifically for photography. Is there any particular color temperature/type of light that works best for reproducing LEGO colors accurately? I will ask the guy in our club who built the Ecto-1 Ideas set how he takes his photos, he may have some tips for me :)
  7. My current camera is a Canon PowerShot SX 120 IS point and shoot, hopefully that will be good enough. As for a setup, I dont own a light box/light tent (and dont have the budget for one) nor do I have any kind of lights (and after seeing the eye-watering prices a couple photo gear shops wanted to charge, I dont think I can afford those either) And yes I want to make the photos of my bus project as good as possible to increase the chances of getting the votes :)
  8. Does anyone have any tips on what I should do to get good photos for an Ideas submission to increase the chance that I can get votes for said submission? Or do people not care how good the photos are for an Ideas submission?
  9. Anyone want to speculate if the roller coaster parts from the Joker Mansion will show up on Bricks & Pieces or not?
  10. The closest thing to the Wally hat would probably be the Santa hat. I do own one Santa hat but its being used on a Santa Claus minifigure so I cant use it for Wally and I cant get another Santa hat in time for the show (setup is on Friday, show starts Saturday so there is no time to order anything from Bricklink or whatever
  11. Does anyone have any ideas for making a purist version of Where's Wally (or Where's Waldo in the USA)? I am currently using this torso: with this head: and blue legs. I am using the pirate rag cap in red for the hat and a brown bar for the walking stick. Plenty of nice looking customs out there using custom painted and molded parts but nothing purist that I can find. Does anyone have any suggestions for better parts to use, especially for the headgear and walking stick? I considered using the Santa hat but I dont have any of those available (I own exactly one and its in use on the Santa minifig).
  12. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Whatever the next modular ends up being, as long as its as good as the last few (Detective's Office, Brick Bank, Assembly Square) I am definitely interested. All 3 have interesting building techniques, great parts selections, nice minifigs and interesting subject matter (including things not seen in LEGO before like the Barber Shop in the Detective's Office set, the Laundromat in the Brick Bank and the Florist in the Assembly Square)
  13. A better accessory for the Nerd could be a black 1 x 2 tile with a graphics calculator print (after all, a fancy calculator is exactly what you would expect a nerd to be using and would fit perfectly)
  14. LEGO Ideas: 21310 Old Fishing Store (Fall 2017)

    They were probably never for sale. Stuff in newer sets tends to get listed on Bricks & Pieces as "sold out" when that really means "not for sale at this time" (it may appear later on or it may never appear). That said, some people have reported being able to buy parts otherwise marked "not for sale" from TLG by calling them on the phone and trying (e.g. the tiger from the City Jungle sets is "not for sale" on the Bricks & Pieces site and likely has never been for sale yet people have gotten some by calling on the phone) Also, this set is awesome. Easily as much fun to build as a modular if not more so. Lots of neat parts and its (IMO) the best "natural-ish tones" parts pack ever released (reddish brown, dark brown, olive green, light bluish grey, dark bluish grey, dark tan, dark orange, medium dark flesh). So glad I took the plunge (even if things didn't go exactly how I had hoped and I paid a little bit more for it than I would have ideally liked :) Oh and the set is (IMO) the first set (with the possible exception of last year's lighthouse) where the 2 x 2 tile with the boat painting really fits :)
  15. The Captains Hat, bait shop sign, grey chicken and fishing net are also available. I wish they would hurry up and list the rest of the parts from the 2h2017 City sets...