alsielou

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    [MOC] Hardware Store at Christmas | Modular

    This is beautiful!! So many lovely details and it makes for a delightful overall scene. I especially like the green truck and the windows.
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    10278 Police Station

    Wow this is beautiful, I love it. It will look truly magnificent in a city layout.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Both torsos look new to me. I am so happy!! I’ve been wishing for new knitted jumpers for the winter village for a while now. Between this and the new Christmas minifigures from the Build a Minifigure stations, we really are doing well this year for new winter village outfits!!
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    [MOC] Enchanted diamond

    This is beautiful, a superb build with so many lovely details. It is the perfect look for an expensive store selling diamonds. Thanks for sharing your technique for the diamond roof!!
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    5 additions to street scenery

    These are cool! I like all of them, but the bin is particularly clever, and I really like the postbox as well. I never thought of putting parking meters in my city!!
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    10275 Elf Clubhouse

    Euw, black background instructions? That does sounds difficult to read. I didn’t realise that that was part of the new 18+ marketing... is it?
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    [WIP] Winter Diorama - Update #8 "Fire Station"

    Magnificent! The layering of white over the green leaves really does produce a lovely effect. It will be good to see a bunch of these on your mountain. i had been looking forward to your next post. I’ve been studying the mountain in great detail as I build my own. Thanks again for making these awesome videos!!
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    10275 Elf Clubhouse

    Strangely enough, showcasing a different type of lamp with each set was one of the aims for the winter village collection, as part of the whole ‘creator’ philosophy. After I read that (apparently from an interview with a Lego designer, years ago), I appreciated the different lamp designs and look forward to seeing what they come up with each year!! That said, there’s no lamp in the Clubhouse set,..! If there was, the light from it would probably make it more difficult to see the stars at night with the telescope.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I totally agree with the risk of waiting for the GWP. I would really like the wreath, nutcracker and elf house sets to be delivered with enough time to build them before Christmas, but there really isn’t much else that I would want to buy from the online store in order to get the GWP. And remember that there are usually two Christmas GWPs just a few weeks apart.
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    10275 Elf Clubhouse

    Looks good! I love the new Elf torso print - it’s gorgeous. I will definitely be swapping the torsos with those in the workshop though, so they are wearing uniforms at work and casual clothes at the clubhouse. The waffle press is a fun idea and I like the gift wrapping station. I had just bricklinked pieces to make a gift wrapping station for the workshop; I guess there will be two (in my village) now!! The building is the perfect fit for the winter village aesthetic. Overall I’m very pleased.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Oh. Ok, I see what’s happened here then. Well at least it should be revealed either Monday or Tuesday, unless that VIP release date of September 23rd was a mistake too...
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yes agreed! Why are they waiting so long to reveal the winter village set that is supposed to be for sale next week, but have revealed the batwing several weeks in advance?? I’m glad that TLG themselves leaked the picture of the clubhouse, otherwise, by now I think I would have been beside myself with worry that the winter village line had ended. The other seasonal sets that have been discovered/leaked are really a step up from previous years; this GWP looks fantastic. Yes I am also concerned about trying to get the seasonal sets and GWP here in Australia. Stocks have been low and delivery heavily delayed all year.
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    10275 Elf Clubhouse

    I hope not. I can’t even think of any further additions to the fantasy side that are even remotely logical, yet there are so many options for the realistic winter village. I can’t believe there is still no press release! Maybe it will be like Diagon Alley and be revealed just hours before it becomes available for purchase.
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    10275 Elf Clubhouse

    Every time I come back to this page the poll reappears for me to fill in again. I don’t recall that happening on other polls on Eurobricks? I’m logged in. Not too long to wait for official pics now. Really keen to see the interior of this set!!
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    At first impressions, I really like the building. I love the shape - really looks proper northern European, with that super steep roof that is needed for heavy snow fall. I really like the rounded wooden door, decorative windows and colour scheme. The tree is a good size for this building and I love to have endless Christmas trees within my winter village so I am happy with this side build, and I like the new design. The little sleigh with the reindeer is cute too and a nice touch. I love the reindeer. I still love the brick built reindeers from Santa's workshop, and in fact I had bricklinked extra of those reindeers. That doesn't matter to me, I will put them apart from each other within my layout. I really like the telescope, that's a fun addition. Ideally my village is set before computers exist so I may leave the computer out. It remains to be seen what is inside the building. Perhaps a lounge / games room and a dining room? If so then this building will be so easy to repurpose to a traditional village building guest house. I am disappointed that the elves look so similar. Maybe there are actually two slightly different prints on the torsos, but I would have preferred them to be in different outfits, like they are in Santa's workshop. It looks odd to have some in uniform and the rest not in uniform. And I have been hanging out for years for some knitted Christmas jumpers / sweaters, I really thought there would one day be one in a Winter Village set. There are minidolls with Christmas sweaters (from the Friends advent calendars a few years back) - why not minifigures?!? Fingers crossed that the special Christmas gwp will be some exclusive minifigures. But the disappointment over the elves isn't a big deal. I love the set and look forward to the official reveal.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Me too. I actually really love this tractor. It needs to be carrying some Christmas trees!!
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That is cute! I also like the snow fort. And I like that both the children are wearing gloves.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    You just quote and then put the cursor inside it and delete the portions you don’t wish to include. That said I have trouble with the quotes when commenting using my mobile phone and even though I deleted only part of the quote I replied to above, the rest got deleted as well. So perhaps I’m not the best person to respond! Hopefully someone else knows a better trick!!
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I love your tradition Jim! I bag up my sets in ziplock bags, and gather smaller pieces into smaller bags and then carefully pack them all together into large plastic containers which sits above the wardrobes in my kids rooms. I have collected pieces to create mils plates for my entire village but as of yet haven’t managed to start building. Have three kids at home for stage 4 lockdown at the moment so don’t get much time to myself but have been doing a bit of sorting so that I can hopefully start building soon. Unfortunately I no longer can fit all the sets on the table space that I have, so from now on some will be left out each year. That’s ok I guess, it brings variety. I love winter village! It’s the theme that brought me out of my dark ages. I just love this aesthetic more than anything. Looking forward to the reveal of this year’s set, and really hoping that for next year they return to real life village buildings.
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Ah I forgot about that, of course :-/
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    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I love this idea too. Add in a cauldron and black cat, owl or two. They could easily do a Magical People Pack that has witches and wizards and some elves that isn’t “Harry Potter” but just happens to fit with the theme of Diagon Alley... couldn’t they? I’ve really been enjoying reading this thread. I am reserving judgement on the set until I see the official images. Not sure yet when I will be able to afford it as have had reduced income due to lockdown, hopefully next year. But I would love to be able to buy it and already have a space reserved in the house for it... (got rid of a whole shelf of books!!)
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Now that does sound interesting. Do we think that would be more likely to be used in a ‘fantasy’ set such as an Elf Clubhouse? Or could it come with a realistic village building, say as a side build where the kids can line up for a reindeer sleigh ride. How cute would that be? I was disappointed at the rumour of an Elf Clubhouse as that sounds a bit silly to me and I would much prefer a village building, but I’ve realised that in reality I will probably enjoy it anyway, because - Christmas Lego. I have already got a separate space for the gingerbread house and Santa’s workshop so it would just go with those.
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    [WIP] Winter Diorama - Update #8 "Fire Station"

    Your videos fascinate me! How you just put the piece straight down without dithering. And I know it’s sped up but it doesn’t seem like there are pauses. Are you building from your own instructions?? Nice texture and layering. I’m really enjoying this series!
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #24 Overpass completed! ]

    Your city is beautiful!! Really nice overall design, and lots of interesting and attractive details.
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    [WIP] Winter Diorama - Update #8 "Fire Station"

    Looks great! Your videos are fun to watch, and informative. Thanks for sharing these! I actually like the look of the snow cornice. Overall it looks really good. Maybe up close you can see gaps but I think anybody other than yourself looking at it will just see nice snow on the mountain.