nerdsforprez

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  1. nerdsforprez

    REVIEW | 10294 The Titanic

    Thanks for posting. THere is a lot of redundancy here, but that is to be expected in a near 10,000 piece set. You know, for all the detractors that have accused TLG for artificially inflating piece count I think this set kinda speaks against that theory. I think it would have been easy to reach 10,000 pieces by adding some flim-flam, a glacier, something, - which would make it all that much more marketable. But they didn't.
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    Removing gender bias

    It was a good comment. And I stand by it. Has nothing to do with not liking the thread or anything. in fact, my comments all but support the thread... I would like to see it going! Staff or not, using pejorative language towards others is not cool. Per @Peppermint_M's own reference, the defense did not apply (stroke vs. ASD). I do apologize that I normally frequent the Technic forum and not other subforums... so I am not familiar with the main players here. I do apologize if I offended @peppermint_M - but he/she can reach out through PM if that is the case. I would be happy to discuss. I don't mean anything rude by my statement and I am sure we can clear the air. Not trying to act like staff. Not talking "down" to anyone. Truly, I mean to be friendly and my track record speaks to that. Reach out to @Jim or milan if you need context.
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    LEGO Titanic 2021 Discussion

    Sorry for double-posting... I posted this on the "review" thread when I should post it here: I am not the person to do this. I do not have the time nor do I think I am talented enough. But I would love to see a motorized or otherwise mechanized display base that when turn on/powered, cranked, etc. both separates the sectioned hulls and turns the outer hulls at a 90 degree angle so viewers can see the innards. reverse power, crank, etc. and it sets the model back intact again. That would seriously be epic. I am looking at getting this model. I may try to reach out to others on the technic forum for advice on how to perform this. I may even create a separate thread if there is sufficient interest. I know it is possible; it is just a matter of finding the right folks to collaborate with to get this done.
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    Removing gender bias

    With all due respect, this is not a symptom of a stroke. Don't need to go into details unless you want me to. Psychiatric event, perhaps. But if you are going to try and reframe a psychiatric event as a "medical event" I find it hard not to read this as attempting to rebrand calling someone "crazy" as "oh well I was just looking out for your mental/medical health!" Don't double-down. Just don't name-call or be pejorative. The thread will retain traction if we don't
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    REVIEW | 10294 The Titanic

    I am not the person to do this. I do not have the time nor do I think I am talented enough. But I would love to see a motorized or otherwise mechanized display base that when turn on/powered, cranked, etc. both separates the sectioned hulls and turns the outer hulls at a 90 degree angle so viewers can see the innards. reverse power, crank, etc. and it sets the model back intact again. That would seriously be epic. I am looking at getting this model. I may try to reach out to others on the technic forum for advice on how to perform this. I may even create a separate thread if there is sufficient interest. I know it is possible; it is just a matter of finding the right folks to collaborate with to get this done.
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    REVIEW | 10294 The Titanic

    I just watched a video on the Cobi set. IMO, not much of a comparison, but I guess its all what you like. I think what is special to me is that one can separate all the hulls and see the internals. Engines, etc. That is really special to me. Something that is not an option for the Cobi set. IMO, easily worth the cost difference. As others have said, I don't give much stock in the size... in fact smaller would have been better. but the fact you can open it up and see the internals....... so very cool...
  7. you balance your observation so I won't hit this too hard... but I am not sure I would try and define "play" - its very definition is anything but objective or definable. Most would inject its meaning a healthy dose of fun, reality-testing, and emotion. The definition of the word is not meant to be logical, restricted, reality-based or boring. There are MANY who would define "play" injected with some form of risk-taking....i.e. "gambling" if you will. In fact, a popular English phrase, at least here in the US, in terms of risk-taking is indeed "playing with our life" or "playing with fire" - i.e. "risk-taking" "playing" games, etc. all includes risk-taking and strategy.... so I am not sure your observation holds water. I have said it before and I will say it again... I think its silly to try and define for other grown men and women what it means to "play" - and all efforts to do so easily dissolve.
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    Removing gender bias

    Part of the whole campaign of ending racism, genderism, etc. is the curtailing the use of derogatory language. To advocate for equality across gender, racial, etc. spheres but create one's own derogatory terms, sayings, "isms", etc. is both hypocritical and counterproductive. Please, for the sake of trying to enlighten others, don't stoop to the level of being derogatory simply because someone disagrees with you. It is possible to disagree with someone while simultaneously doing so in a productive, educational manner...... This thread will quickly get out of hand if we don't....
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    REVIEW | 10294 The Titanic

    So we have the length of the model, but can I get the length between the two outermost stands? Really, to display this on a shelf the wide of the entire build is what is important, but if like on a stand or coffee table one needs this metric as well. Thanks!
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    [WIP] Greeble wall in Lego Room

    Quick update: I drew up a rough sketch of what I am looking at doing. The blocked off, smaller sections will be recessed and full of greeblies, piping, etc. (See below). Very rough... but this is what I am looking at doing. A lot of it will be redundant, just because of the sheer size. But I am focusing on some creative modules as well. In fact, I think the "shooter" elements have alot of potential given that they have two of the color tones I am working with, are perfect greebling, sci-fi colors, and have steely, mechanistic patterns. Here are a few configurations I came up with. I have not seen these before, not saying they don't exist, but I have not seen them. As far as I know, they may be original. Here is the result so far. The "cracks" are not filled yet. Will be filled with the recessed greeblies....
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    REVIEW | 10294 The Titanic

    Don't think this is much of a response. Of course folks think of this.... but after dropping 600 hundred or so bucks the last thing folks want to do is invest more of their own bricks or $$ into this thing. I actually am really excited about this build. First large set that I might get for a while. Piece of history, and I love that there are so many internal shots/details.
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    42130 - BMW M1000RR K66

    Wow.... this was unexpected. At least for me. I think this is new and excited. Will pay attention to this with anticipation...
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    Gundam WING X-0 (X-Wing Gundam)

    Different, creative, and brilliantly executed. Thanks for sharing...
  14. Not sure we have concluded this is actually a problem. When braced properly. Like @allanp I have not noticed a problem either.