Andy D

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  1. Andy D

    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    As @fred67 said " the most important thing is to be able to find parts". With that in mind I have sorted by part type or if not enough parts for a group, a part type group. If I have enough of a specific color I will separate that out as well (finding specific part easily) if I have 50 or 100 of a part in a color, an I have a few in a different color it becomes difficult to find the different color because of moving all those same color part. My storage system is built on the premise that *if* I have as specific part I know approximately where it might reside. If I have the part it is there, if not, well it is not there... simple huh? Andy D
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    LDD Pro

    Sounds good. How well does it work with Technic? Andy D
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    LDD Pro

    Since we are discussing alternatives to LDD, I a wondering what design software will run on the Mac OS? also how about converter programs from LDD to some other application on Mac OS as well. I realize that most of the applications run on Windows only, but I'm not going to get a new Windows computer just for LEGO. Andy D
  4. It seems to me that even if TLG decided to only use PoweredUp in new sets, that they would keep power functions items for sal as lots of builders (not just AFOLs) use quite a lot of power functions in MOC's. If they were to discontinue power Functions and quit selling replacement parts that would make it very difficult for som MOCs to be built. Andy D
  5. I am in a wait-and-see mode. Eveerthing does not have to be remote controlled. Most of my favorite sets are *not* remote controlled. I like to turn on a motor and then control functions with a distribution gearbox. One or two motors is typically enough for most models, some sensors might be nice in some cases. Usually LEGO does good stuff... I hope this is the same... Wait-and-see! Andy D
  6. Thanks for great reviews. Based on those reviews I bought the 42079 and 42080 and will probably get the 42082. The 42081 looks good, but there is not enough function, it needs a central gearbox. Thanks, Andy D
  7. The more you build, the more you learn. Start with simple sets, then get more complex sets, pay attention to complex building techniques in he sets. Andy D
  8. Andy D

    Do you tsundoku sets?

    I have a lot of sets bought yet not assembled or parted out. I only but sets I intend to assemble or part out. The problem for me is I want you but sets while they are available, as the out of print sets are just too expensive, so any set I buy I try to get it in the first year of production. Since I have so many sets still in boxes I am trying to be more discriminating in what I buy. Andy D
  9. Andy D

    Grum's Shed

    It all depends on which side of the road you drive on... If you drive on the "wrong" side of the road, then the right side is the right side. (VBG). Really weird driving a RHD over here, I did it once and got some very confused looks. Andy
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    Grum's Shed

    Wow! It is starting to look like a truck. Only one problem, he staring wheel is on the "wrong" side. (VBG). At this rate I will not catch up to you. Andy
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    Grum's Shed

    I am now "almost up to your day 4 build" now. I had forgotten what a joy the outriggers were. Front outrigger built. I still say that the outriggers from the 8258 using discrete parts are much better (at least more fun to build) than the new outriggers. Maybe I will get a little more done tomorrow. Fun to build together. Andy D
  12. Andy D

    Grum's Shed

    You are making a big assumption here, thinking I am going to get any build time. At best I may get some time Saturday. Andy D
  13. Andy D

    Grum's Shed

    Wow! Great progress! It looks like you will be done long before me. I hope to get back to it tomorrow. Andy D
  14. Numbered bags are also my preference, especially as sets approach 1,000 parts. Easier to find parts and easier to stage assembly over time. Andy D
  15. Good stuff! Also on my to do list, but with Arduino instead of Raspberry Pi. i will keep a watch on this thread. Andy D