Cmay91472

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    [MOC] Avengers Tower By TheMomiX

    Great idea with the garage at the bottom. I was thinking about adding something like this to my original design from back in March when this set first came out to accommodate my custom Black Widow flying car but never got around to it. I may have to revisit this and figure out a way to add a garage at the bottom while maintaining the proper slope. Overall, very impressive.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Hey BrickSev, if/when you do apply the Tower stickers, place the one that goes on the 2x6 translight blue brick first. Then apply the left sticker on the curved window. Then the ones on the right last. Use the "inner white circle" to line up the stickers.This will help ensure that they line up perfectly. Definitely one of the trickier sticker applications for those who seek perfection.
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    DC Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussions

    I'm just glad this years sets included a number of the "original" Legion of Doom characters like Brainiac from one of my favorite cartoons Super Friends as a kid. Let's hope next years include a few more of the original villains. Wonder Twin Powers Activate!
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    DC Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussions

    I definitely understand what you are saying. My original comment was aimed at the posts above yours that mentioned the inclusion of characters like Raven as a selling point to get people to buy into the game. I was just echoing/agreeing with Just2Goods post that it would actually have to be the opposite when launching a new game.
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    MOC: LEGO Mini S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

    Sorry to bump an old thread. Saw someone post today an identical creation on http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/ . I provided a link to this post in the comments section to this thread to give you credit for your MOC in case you weren't the person who uploaded to reddit.
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    DC Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussions

    I agree 100%. As a collector, obviously I'd rather see other characters, but from a marketing standpoint you want to start with the most popular characters that have already have been released mini-figure wise several times over. As much as we would like to think that they would hear us, this game is clearly aimed at kids obsessed with Skylanders, Disney Infinity, etc, not the AFOL's. Most kids who only casually follow super heroes will have no idea who characters like Raven are and will buy the game to play as Batman, Superman, etc. It's all about driving sales and unfortunately Raven will not do that.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    For many newer collectors like myself, they may not have been collecting at the time the set was originally in stores. I just started buying sets last summer when my son started requesting LEGO sets so I'm one of those who would definitely be interested in the old Avengers stuff, which is why I think the current Amazon $90 price with free shipping is pretty good. I routinely saw it hover around $110 - $120 last year. The lowest I saw Amazon price it since last summer was around $75, but they sold out within minutes and I missed it. When it was restocked, price was back up to $100. I was actually considering ordering it last night since I don't have any of the original wave mini figures but wound up ordering just the Loki figure off of Ebay for $10.... so I can definitely see why Marvel_Geek would have interest in picking it up especially since the current price is fairly low. On another note.... Has anyone built or seen someone post an MOC of the Aven-Jet? Was thinking of building one but wasn't sure of the correct scale compared to the Quinjet.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Amazon has it for $90. That's a really good price for a retired set that originally sold for $70 to $80.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    I highly recommend the set especially if the cost is a non factor for you. The build is fantastic and looks great next to the other Avengers stuff. My only negative about the set is the use of stickered tiles in between the printed runway plates, but it's a fairly simple modification to the runway and underneath supports to eliminate the need for them to create one seamless stretch of printed plates, So here's what I've completed so far... by cmay91472, on Flickr
  10. Just some simple modifications to the existing S.H.I.E.L.D. Car consisting of basically using black, grey and trans-light blue pieces to match Black Widow's updated color scheme. LEGO S.H.I.E.L.D. Car - Black Widow Version 2.0 by cmay91472, on Flickr LEGO S.H.I.E.L.D Car - Black Widow Version 2.0 by cmay91472, on Flickr
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Love that modded Scarlet Witch with powers. Best mod I've seen yet to that character.
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    Custom Avengers Tower

    Thanks. Much appreciated. Version 3.0 is the most recent update that I made to the tower. That's the 8.5 story tall version of the Tower that I posted new photos of at the top of the post awhile back to replace the original photos of the Tower's first incarnation (version 1.0) which was only 6.5 stories tall. The older photos of version 1.0 and Version 2.0 are still viewable on my Flickr account under the Album (Custom Avengers Tower) as I have had a few people ask me about the smaller version since they were planning to combine only two sets, and not something as big as version 3.0 which can be found in the album (LEGO Avengers Tower 3.0).
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    I think I found where the issue lies in regards to the color scheme. When googling, the majority of the artist renditions/renderings of the Milano ship have that light orange/yellow that the LEGO model has. However, screen captures from the movie are indeed orange. I even just went back and put in the Bluray of the movie and watched various scenes such as the shot of Starlord leaving the abandoned planet at the beginning of the movie and at the end when they rebuilt the Milano and James Gunn does use a much brighter/vibrant orange in the actual movie, the same orange that Rocket Racoons Warbird in the movie uses as well. So I guess the movie itself actually strays from the correct color scheme that the Milano is supposed to be and that's why I always expected the Milano to be similar in color to the Warbird orange. So is the LEGO Milano accurate to the artwork..... Yes. Is the artwork and/or Lego model the same color as in the movie.... Definitely NO. Keep in mind, I'm not saying the color scheme is wrong anymore after seeing artist renditions, I'm just saying that the Lego model is definitely not the same color as the cinematic version in the movie. See the below pictures to see the differences in color schemes. Untitled by cmay91472, on Flickr Untitled by cmay91472, on Flickr Untitled by cmay91472, on Flickr
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Now I'm confused. You are saying the Milano in the actual movie is Yellow, but the lighting makes it look orange? Or are you referring to the LEGO Milano? ... Because that is definitely yellow.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    I guess so, but that sure does look like yellow to me where as the Warbird on the right is orange. LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy by cmay91472, on Flickr
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    The cinematic Milano has orange striping. The Lego Milano has yellow striping.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Maybe then, they will get the color scheme right.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    If you plan on getting BOTH, I would say get the Milano first. I love the Quinjet set as well, but that will be on store shelves for the rest of the year. Here in the US, the Milano is at "clearance" prices at a few retailers and who knows how much longer it will be easily available without having to go to the secondary market with higher prices. If you are only getting one, then that's a tough decision and I would still probably lean toward the Milano. I have a feeling that as we get closer to GOTG 2 (and especially if they don't release an updated version of the Milano assuming it's in the movie) that a lot of people will be regretting not picking up this set at its current "discounted" price.
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    Review: 41062 Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle

    FYI.... This set will be on sale at Target next week (or the week after... Forgot to ask for clarification when the person who fetched one from the stockroom for me told to save my receipt and bring it back for a price adjustment) for $31.99. Whether or not it's actually in stock is another story.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    It actually took quite a few modifications for both stability and aesthetics. Stability wise, the biggest issue is the LEGO design (those that have the set will know what I'm talking about) has 1x1 bricks next to the 1x12 bricks. This is fine for the original design of the set. But as it got taller and taller, it became more unstable when I would move it, so I needed to "sister" each 1x12 brick with another 1x12 brick and the result was a significantly sturdier tower. I also modified each floor so it would be light grey bricks on either side of the dark grey plates. This also improves overall stability as well as cosmetically making everything symetrical, which in the original set is not when you get to the upper section by the balcony. Obviously as you build downwards, each floor needs to be larger than the one above. This required a lot more dark grey bricks than what I anticipated and had to disassemble a couple of other sets for those pieces as well as for additional 1x12 bricks. The most challenging pieces to come up with for most will probably be the trans-light blue pieces. From my count, even if you bought three towers, you would still be short by quite a few. Luckily, I had plenty of trans-light blue pieces that I ordered for MOCs such as my "Tron" style Batman MOCs and Iron Man MOCs. To build the top floor, I took apart Lord Business' evil lair and used the small trans-light blue windows to create that mosaic trans-light blue wall as well as for the sides of the inverted sloped part of the balcony window. The only thing I didn't get to do that I wanted to was for the bottom floor, I wanted to use eight trans-light blue 2x6 bricks (4 on each side) so it would be like a descending pyramid style with those pieces, but I couldn't bring myself to take apart one of my Iron Man MOCs for those eight bricks so wound up using door frame pieces instead. Hope this helps. More than happy to answer any other questions anyone might have if they are trying to build one themselves.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks BrickSev. I appreciate the positive feedback and am perfectly fine with others sharing on other sites What exactly is Reddit though? I've heard of it, but never actually have seen or used it before.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    You can use the bbc code link option when you click on the share option on Flickr. When you paste it into the body, it should look like this then.... LEGO Avengers Tower v3.0 by cmay91472, on Flickr
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    Custom Avengers Tower

    Finally figured out how to embed images using the bbc code link on Flickr. Updated original post at the top with the photos of the final modifications to the 8.5 story tower v3.0.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2015 Rumors & Discussion

    Noticed at one of my local Toys R Us locations that they increased the prices on all of the Avengers sets. From what I recall: Quinjet $84.99 Tower $64.99 Fortress $54.99 Hulkbuster $32.99
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    Custom Avengers Tower

    Made what is hopefully my final major modifications last night. Added two additional levels for a total of eight floors not including the drone turret at the top. Hardest part was coming up with all of the needed dark grey pieces to finish the lower level since each successive level at the bottom needs to be bigger with the 1st floor the largest in order to support the weight and height. Still need to add some internal stuff and exterior decorations, but finally built something that dwarfs even the Helicarrier when they are next to each other. Will post some photos later today and update this post when I upload them and will have them labeled LEGO Avengers Tower 3.0 in my flicker account. Will keep photos of versions 1.0 and 2.0 up so people can see the evolution of this massive tower.