Sven F

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  • Birthday 08/24/85

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    Classic VW's, Lego, Traveling, 50's & 60's memorabilia, etc.


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  1. Which AFOL Builders do you Admire or Aspire After?

    From the top of my head, I think Paul Hetherington aka Brickbaron is definitely inspiring, and just about hits the nerve with his style, colors, ideas and originality I like builders who are all over the place, who get out of their comfort zones and do something new every time instead of sticking to one thing over and over.
  2. HA(ppy) (mo)UNT(ain) Abandoned Theme Park

    That is some inspiring work. I am interested in the logistics of such a collaboration. Is one person designated with the overall concept design who then divides it into sections and authors or do you all throw in your own ideas and decide individually who is going to do which part? It seems like a difficult task to pull off without a chef architect to guide the process and ensure everything follows the theme standards and keeps it from going off track.
  3. I think the part selection improved with the models, but I wouldn't defend it as a good business choice. I hope they think of a new way to get more diversity onto the wall.
  4. CMF Parts in "Make your minfiigure"

    Yep, this started about 2 or 3 years ago and the parts are getting more and more recent. I have also seen parts from Agents and castle minifigures. This must all be some kind of surplus. I found both the grey and dark orange cats, seagulls, spiders, scorpions, chihuahuas, snakes. No pigs or other dogs yet though. I noticed this hairpiece was available without the reddish brown ear print, which basically makes it an exclusive part. Accessories which consist of more than one element are never available, i suppose this would be difficult to control, so unfortunately no lbg bucket handles.
  5. The way bl prices are formed can be annoying. For example, a part introduced in a new colour for the first time will often not reach the same high prices as if the same part was previously retired. Parts which reach high prices due to rarity, tend to stay up even after the part is reintroduced. (example: brick hinge bases 3937 in tan) Avg. price $ 3.9, just because it used to be rare at some point. B&P doesn't base prices on supply & demand, so isn't affected by price adaptation lag.
  6. [MOC] Funicular railway

    Thanks again. @Laka; if all goes to plan, you should be able to see it in Skærbæk this year, that can't be too far from you.
  7. [MOC] Funicular railway

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.
  8. [MOC] Funicular railway

    Hi. Here's a funicular I built for an exhibition hosted by our LUG Kockice. It is based on a real life model called "uspinjaca" from my hometown Zagreb, Croatia (south-eastern Europe). It's apparently one of the shortest and steepest lines in the world (although the Los Angeles funicular sometimes takes that title). It doesn't really matter. It is still in operation today, mostly used by tourists to get a good view of downtown Zagreb. (more on Wikipedia) The incline angle had to match any one of the existing LEGO slope pieces so I could adapt the cars and surroundings more easily, this makes the whole build hard to match real proportions, but that is always the case with LEGO. The cars are counter-weighed by boat weights and pulled by LEGO Technic spools. Only one M motor runs them through a worm gear. The switch is hidden beneath the track in the top station so the car that reaches the top can change the direction of the spools. The switch knobs can also be easily removed if you want to manually control the cars using a train speed regulator. Uspinjaca Funicular by Sven Franic, on Flickr Uspinjaca Funicular by Sven Franic, on Flickr If you are wondering why that guy is trying to burn the street lamp, we still have people who go around the old part of town every night with a special stick, manually lighting all the gas lamps. (nazigac on google). Uspinjaca Funicular by Sven Franic, on Flickr There is also a low quality video of it running on my flickr page.
  9. Great to see a Fabuland review. This is one of the sets I didn't have, but i know all the pieces from Charlie's carry-all. Might add some of those roof pieces to my wanted list, you never know.
  10. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think less people are involved in the development process of modular buildings than cmf's so more information can be kept to a need to know basis and the market is much smaller. But why would you want to know anyway? It would only prolong the wait until the next reveal.
  11. Special Pieces - Your Opinion

    Nope. While I can appreciate the design and idea that went into it, there is one problem. It's not made by The LEGO company. I hate the word "purist" it makes me sound like some kind of incestuous royal snob. It's not about brand loyalty, I see LEGO as a system, just like I see chess as a system. Using alternative parts, glue or methods outside the system defeats the purpose of the game. The challenge is to build within the system. The limited elements and colors is what makes it challenging. Otherwise you can just do arts & crafts which is a different set of skills. MOCing is a puzzle game for me. Well that and I don't care for military stuff.
  12. Anything more than 4 days from payment to shipping is too long for me unless it's time around Christmas. I would never rate a store badly for taking longer, but would avoid ordering in the future. Marking the order as shipped and actually shipped often don't correspond though.
  13. [MOC] Twentieth century music

    Thanks! Littleworlds; I needed something to fix the hand and microphone on, otherwise it would all fall off. I figured the scale of the "stage" would just be seen as artistic freedom.
  14. Here's one of my later mocs, it was built for a contest which is great great because they make you build stuff you probably never would otherwise. It was an attempt to depict the rise of popular music through the 20th century. I had a different idea at first, but because the gramophone horn was so hard to make out of bricks, I wanted to do it out of pure stubbornness. That, and I never made a brick built character before. Twentieth Century Music by Sven Franic, on Flickr Twentieth Century Music by Sven Franic, on Flickr Twentieth Century Music by Sven Franic, on Flickr
  15. This is great. I don't know if I am a bigger fan of Porsche or LEGO. I didn't compete, but followed the contest with great interest, prize well deserved. Thanks for sharing the experience.