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    Star Wars, Technic, Speed Champions, Hidden Side
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    Technic Crane 42108

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  1. Disclaimer: I’ve not reached MOC builder status yet, not sure I ever will and I defiantly have to instructions. I apologize if this type post isn't allowed, I"m just trying to find out some information to better help the Technic community. I completely understand if this needs to be deleted. I've been debating posting this for a couple months and just decided to go for it. For the MOC builders, a couple questions. Do you source parts from Bricklink/Brick Owl and if so do you find yourself ordering from several stores or do you get lucky and only a couple stores? Or do you prefer to order from Lego directly? I ask because I have a Bricklink store and am considering focusing mostly in Technic parts. Technic is my favorite line and I can just look at Technic builds for hours. For those that don’t know part out value of Technic sets is extremely horrible. This is why a lot of Bricklink/Brick Owl stores don't part them out. So this would defiantly be for the love of the theme. My thought is I’m not a great or average builder but if I could supply builders with the largest selection and help to minimize the number of stores they had to order from. By helping save on shipping cost and fast delivery(faster than, would be a small way to contribute to the community. Thanks.
  2. I'd love to see a Ford GT40 in Bugatti or Lambo size, and since we are wishing, I'd hope they'd do it in the Gulf Orange and Blue color combo. Also anything realistic space related would be cool.
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    5+ year Castle Build Finally Finished

    Very nicely done. I'm considering starting a castle themed build myself.
  4. So i'm wanting to start my first mini fig scale build. I found the dimensions in real life and tried to convert to mini fig scale using the 1:42 estimate scale from Brick Architect and the conversion table calculator on Sariel's website. So based on those numbers here's what I cam up with. Does this seem about right? Real Height is 160 ft so this should be about 145 studs long or 121 bricks high Real Diameter is 30 ft so this should be about 27 studs long or 23 bricks high There's also a few interior measurements but this will be figured out after the main structure is figured out. Still not sure if this is bigger than I thought it would be but I like the size based on some quick bricks I played out. Thanks for your input, it's greatly appreciated. Hoping to only do this once and make a few bricklink order unlike my last project.
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    Newbury High School MOD

    Looks like it would blend right in with modulars. Nicely done.
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    MOC: Castle Beach Fire Department

    Very nice builds, fire trucks have always been one of my favorites.
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    [MOD] Martian Colonization Base, 4x 60227

    Very nice build, looking forward to seeing it evolve and grow.
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    Using Bricklink for large Bulk Orders

    It may just be me doing something wrong, but I would be careful on the auto buy option. I recently did that for a set I'm trying to build and long story short several of the top stores were VERY EXPENSIVE. I'm talking $1.50 for used 1x4 black brick. The cart total was almost triple the part out value of the set and they didn't even have all the4 pieces I needed. I've started finding the stores that have the quantities of the rarest pieces I need. And as long as their prices are good I'll load up with what I can, then move on to the next store. There's also a couple stores I know that use the 6 month average sales price (this is nice because I don't bother to check to compare their prices) and I'll load up with as much as I can from them and then go hunting for the rest of pieces I need. Hope this helps.
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    Anyone having YouTube problems?

    I figure this is along shot by why not try anyway since I'm sure some people here spend time on youtube and have youtube channels. For starters when I click on my avatar in the right corner, the drop down that normally comes down with options like switch account, log out, etc, just stay blank forever. I can't add videos to my watch list. My kids use my login on there devices and well they like video sometimes and I go back an unlike them, only happens once in a while, but anyway, I can't unlike any video. When I'm in a live stream chat no one can see my comments. I was considering starting a youtube channel, but wondering if i should delete this account if I can even get access to my setting and start over. On a side note, I noticed you an create multiple channels under one account. I have another account and channel with several videos that get some views. I wonder if I should just create it there. Any way if any one has had some of these issues, if you could share your fixes or stuff that didn't work it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    I've been searching by price, and try to stay close to average and in the US if possible. I've ran across a few that have larger numbers, but they are asking anywhere from $1-3 over 6 month average sold. I'm trying to stay around the 6 month average. When I've needed brick I usually look for a store with a few figs and then see if they have the brick I need to help save on shipping. My army is coming along, just a little slow. Might have to start spending little more.
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Any suggestions for adding to my clone and storm trooper army? I've looked on bricklink and most people only have 1 or 2, at that rate I'll pay more in shipping than anything.
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    SB00401 K-PROJECT (MOC K-2so UCS)

    This is insane, very well done. I wouldn't even know where to begin to build something of this caliber. Again, well done.
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    TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Now that I have a Lego space, I'd like to have a train set up of some sort. I'm curious what a small to average size set up might be. I can defiantly go the standard 4x8 sheet of plywood or even a 6x8 sized set up. An 8x8 is doable but not much room to move around the layout. I'm not looking to go crazy just enough to have the train move around some. I'm currently about half way finish brick linking the Maersk Train. And here's where I'll loose some of you I'm sure. I also love Star Wars, so I'm looking to do a Star Wars layout with a train similar to the one posted below. Thanks in advance.
  14. Very cool. I'm curious, how long does the process of building something like this take?
  15. Thanks for all the suggestions, it's greatly appreciated. As for theme, I'm thinking something in the classic space area, using mostly blue and light blueish grey, with some yellow and trans-yellow tossed in( had no idea how pricey the plates could be). I'm also considering adding several 1x1 modified bricks to assist in adding detail. On a side note, my daughter has taken over the project so to speak, she wants everything to be playable, and so for now, I'll be changing things to make it more playable for her. She's allow introduced lots of Friends furniture, so it's possible this will be a classic space meets friends build. But I'm completely ok with that, seeing her play and playing with her is brings back rush of memories and in the end, isn't that what Lego is about. Making and remember memories.  Hoping to post some pics soon. Thanks again.