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    MOC: B-52H Stratofortress

    Wonderfully done, Ralph! This is gorgeous. That you can lift it over your head is a testament to your outstanding engineering skills!
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    PAB Cups: What Did You Get?

    Yes, I believe the Discovery Centers, like Legoland, charge by weight. It can get really pricey and generally isn't worth it unless they have a rarer selection of bricks.
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    Less than 1 week to go! Everyone be sure to stop by the Pharaoh's Labyrinth collaborative build and say, 'hi'! Who still has a crazy amount of building to do? I know I do.
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    Really sorry to hear that, Ralph. Take care and I hope all works out for the best. We'll see you next year.
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    Boo! Sorry to hear it, perhaps next year.
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    Yes, I think they unveiled last year's winter village set at BrickFair 2011.
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    I'll be there for my fourth year. It's a great time for everyone and there should be plenty of space if you reserve it and get there before Friday afternoon. I've really appreciated and enjoyed getting to know fellow AFOLS, like Ralph, in years past. I'll be showing of my Adventure's Quest theme and will be rolling out a collaborative project in the theme with a few buddies from WAMALUG so we'll see how it goes. Your MOCs will be a big hit for sure.
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    10228 Haunted House

    Well, look at it this way, a witch hunt is perfect for a haunted house.
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    10228 Haunted House

    There was more to it than assumptions, and the case was specifically laid out and nothing more than an explanation was asked for. I am glad we received it. I agree with you, this set is gorgeous and is one of the best of this year's selection.
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    10228 Haunted House

    I, too, appreciate the response. Like John, I feel like the resemblance was strong because of several unique and specific stylistic and technical piece usages that I felt weren't necessary for the build. I am happy that there are people listening and that they care about the community's thoughts on the project. I don't feel the comparisons of the set and the NILTC MOC were spurious or unwarranted but I think John would agree with me that there was no intention of attacking an individual personally or maliciously. I apologize if it ever came across as such. In the end, all that was needed was a response as we received.
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    10228 Haunted House

    None of the above are similar to the D2C Haunted House. Yes, there are a lot of haunted houses. That's not the issue that anyone has with the set. The fact is it looks too similar to the NILTC specific haunted house to be random. The fact that all the houses you linked to are so diverse and different actually reinforces the idea that LEGO's house should have been more original, because if all of those builder's ideas are so different isn't it weird that LEGO's model is JUST like the NILTC house? Shouldn't LEGO's be its own thing too? Its not the color, its not the fact that its a haunted house, it is that so many of the details are identical. That's it.
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    10228 Haunted House

    The designer admits in his video that he doesn't design buildings and that it was challenging. It is not outside any realm of possibility that he looked online for inspiration and used techniques and styles that he found, even if it was sub-consciously. If you look at the list of similarities and almost exact copying of techniques that TJJohn put together its suspiciously similar. It matters for two reasons, first its someone else's design and that would be stealing someone's intellectual property. Second reason is because LEGO is monetizing fan creations on Cuusoo and giving 1% of the sales to the fan who designs a successful product. If they are using someone's idea they should be compensated by LEGO's own logic. By all measures this will be a successful set, its gorgeous, but its strikingly similar to another creation. I hope that there is more to this than we know about and that the original builder get credit or that this is some sort of accident. However, there is nothing wrong with people asking questions.
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    10228 Haunted House

    It wouldn't be too fabulous a set if you were the NILTC member whose creation was copied. All this was was a discussion on the similarity of the creations, if it makes you uncomfortable to discuss it don't participate in that part of the discussion. The fact is we don't know the circumstances around the set and if it is copied, a coincidence, or collaboration. The use of intellectual property rights and the potential copying of a creation by a multi-billion dollar company of a MOC isn't something we want to let slide either. I myself am not making accusations one way or another, but the issue is real and could be troubling. No need to troll people because you are bored by their contribution of something other than mindless compliments and "OMG ZomBies!1!" /Feeding the Trolls
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    MOC: Majestic Airship

    This looks great! Supported! Had my eye of creating an airship for awhile now, I really like the use of the card stock. Great job!
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2012

    Brickset Review of Helms Deep