Giantorange

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  1. LEGO Pet Peeves

    Yes, I'm sitting here looking at two warped 6x12 plates that came like that out of the box. Don't remember any of my baseplates warping. Don't you guys store them flat? What's causing the problem?
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    I agree within reason. There have been a few sets where I have thought, wow, 1,000 pieces, that's great. Then realised that half of them are cheese slopes and the final model is tiny.
  3. LEGO Pet Peeves

    To be honest I never heard anyone say 'Legos' until internet forums came around. Is it more of a US way of speaking to pluralise this way compared to how we would naturally do it in the UK?
  4. LEGO Pet Peeves

    Well there is really. Not all words by any means are pluralised by adding an 's'. 'Tooth', or 'sheep' for example. Lego group invented the word, and if they say the plural of Lego is Lego, then surely that is the correct way to refer to it.
  5. LEGO Pet Peeves

    Well Classic Castle was probably when I started looking at sets with the idea of getting more and more figs for a bigger army. I would think that the real culprit is Star Wars, from the time that fleshies came out. I think that is when I first noticed having to buy a particular set to get a specific named minifig, and LEGO making some figs only available in one (typically the more expensive) sets of a wave.
  6. LEGO Pet Peeves

    Not so long since all home computers were IBM PC compatible (well apart from Amiga and Atari) Or am I old :P
  7. 'I've just bought this to part out and sell on Bricklink'. To be replaced a few months later with 'This old thing? I've had it for years, I've just built it back up again for display'.
  8. New LEGO Initiative

    Surely the point is that natural gas and crude oil is a dwindling resource worldwide. At some point (and I don't mean just for toys) we are going to have to look at other hydrocarbon sources for all our plastics. I don't think the issue of deforestation, or developing countries pushing to grow cash crops rather than food crops is a small issue and can be overlooked. But if you are not using oil/gas what are you going to do?
  9. Any bicyclists here on Eurobricks?

    Yep, 25 years of racing here. MTB, road race and Time Trial. Still waiting for LEGO to bring out a drop bar bike frame mould. It's a problem of competing space and time for me, my bike workshop has just given up a wall for storage for by Bricklink shop, and building and riding are always vying for my time.
  10. Bricklink and shipping costs

    If you are buying in EU, from EU then you absolutely have a legal right to cancel (unless you are buying business to business). Having said that, you really should read the terms first, or ask for a quote or you are just wasting everyones time.
  11. Future Castle Sets?

    I would think this would work really well with some of the Welsh castles like Conwy or Canaervon. Tower of London or Bodiam would also work, and are instantly recognisable. They are a bit too boxy and symmetrical to be an ideal choice for what I want. Although that may work well as a spiritual successor to 6080 King's Castle.
  12. In general I would want absolutely 100%. For me the skill comes as producing a result from the available materials, and intriguing parts use. Exceptions would be perhaps a custom printed minifig torso, or a banner or ships sail. Custom bricks or structural parts are definately out for me. I'm undecided about 3D printed track.
  13. Lack of original themes

    This. While I would love a Classic Castle and Classic Space reboot, and more trains. LEGO will make what sells, and that's going to be Star Wars and Superheroes.
  14. High-speed passenger train 600051 derails

    Going around the corners too fast aside, I have found that if you are joining old 12V track to 9v/pf, it helps if you have a totally straight section on either side of the join. That way there is less side loading on the bogies, and less chance of it skipping on the small gap at the track join.
  15. Painting models to make them more realistic

    I wouldn't do it personally. I also model in 1:72 scale, where I scratchbuild a lot. For sure drybrushing and other weathering techniques would give a more realistic looking finish in some cases, but why build with LEGO if you want to do that? IMO LEGO isn't the right medium for superdetailed models and I'm purist enough not to customise or paint the bricks.