Bornin1980something

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    For health care workers

    This scene is a tribute to our health care workers at this time, as well as those who feed them, and those who make the vital deliveries.
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    My first Lego space display

    This is the first proper Lego Space scene I have ever constructed. The display is centred around Classic Space, but I've added some later items and parts (mostly acquired second-hand) for interest. I found most of the Classic Space items and figures at an exhibition more than a year ago, but it was Benny's Space Squad that proved the impetus for doing this scene. The background is from a Klutz 'Lego Make Your Own Movie' book/kit. The base plate was a dark grey clone brand (Wilco Blox) plate until I found two slightly worn classic 'moon' plates on sale for just £6 each in a small independent shop. I quickly snapped up both! What do you think? Any comments or questions welcome.
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    My first Lego space display

    Well, sorry about the lack of updates. As you might have just seen in another thread, the scene is now expanded, and the background has been replaced by a larger one from Bakku Backgrounds. How does it look now?
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    1980 Something Space

    I got this Star Wars inspired background from Bakku Backgrounds. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074YLFWZY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bakkubackgrou-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B074YLFWZY&linkId=b4b3d0780bd8a29f39fb8f0f8e96c33d Mine is now behind my expanded space scene, though not folded as per instructions.
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    Do you think Lego will release new fire station set this year??

    It's the first City hospital since 2012, and by far the biggest. They're rare! There have been at least two similar hospitals in Friends, which could be adapted for use with minifigs.
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    [MOC] Reliant Regal Supervan III in TV Comedy Mr. Bean

    Interesting how these new elements and colours can help better recreate the '60s look. In particular, how did you get the pieces for the rear lights? I could use them.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    What do you mean?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    You could make an undersea scene out of the plane!
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Will these be the last City sets this year, or might there be something still to be revealed?
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    What's your source?
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    Ideas for new City sets

    Why do you think current City is like Town Jr?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    The Olympics are the opening act. It's the Paralympics that really interest me. But, TLG did introduce a minifig wheelchair for the 2016 Paralympics, in 'Fun in the Park.' Over the following two years, it appeared in one set each year, all of which I have. However, it did not reappear in 2019, or in any of the new City wave. I would like to see more of it, and not just at hospitals!
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    City/Town and baseplates

    Genuine question; are clone brand baseplates allowed as part of displays or backgrounds on this forum?
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    LEGO Creator 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Don't the Expert vehicles have longer shelf lives than most Lego products?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I've just acquired my third new set of this wave; 60242 Police chase. Both vehicles use the new 6x10 chassis. I've only assembled one so far, Duke De'Tain's Mustang. It's a great build, much like an old 6-wide Speed Champions car, but simpler and much smaller, lower than a stood minifig, or many Classic Town cars. The new chassis is good. Like the other two you depicted, it cannot be exactly recreated using existing components. While some argue that such a fixed chassis will stifle creativity, I think this one will do the opposite. Give a kid this, a wheel, and three other wheels (plus the rest of their collection!), and they have the basis of an awesome custom car. So far, the vehicles using it range from an open-top supercar to a very tall VW surf van, and no two are exactly alike. We will see many more over the coming years, though I do to see some more of this Mustang type design. That said, it will never match the versatility of the 1987 design 4x7. That chassis can fit into many scenarios, like the theft of mail order Lego!
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    1980 Something Space

    How did you photograph the models? In particular, how did you recreate the old style backgrounds?
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    LEGO Creator 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I would love to see more family houses. There are none on the shelves at the moment. Genuine question; is this the only 3--in-1 wave this year, or is there usually another one?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    So far, I've bought two of the new wave. The first was 60248 Fire Helicopter Response. I wanted to try the flying helicopter, and I've always preferred fire to police (also, it was the cheaper set). The helicopter is minifig compatible, but completely studless, and I can't see a way to reuse the canopy. It lacks firefighting gear, and cannot be modified. It can, however, fly. To be more precise, it will take off, though I've found it only really works if I mount and pull the cord from the left. It then spins out and lands hard, but usually upright. I assume these hard landings are the reason it doesn't have any standard lego connections. The second one was 60255 Stunt Show. I thought it would be a nice addition to the Duke Caboom set I actually bought in Canada.
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    Lego Island and Lego City are the same place?

    I've always assumed that City is the same reality as classic Town in the present day, and that the country is still called Legoland!
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    It's something that can happen with Amazon deliveries left on doorsteps. Remember, in the real world thieves don't wear stripy uniforms!
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    Lego themes that we would like to happen

    Agreed, especially on the houses. We are overdue more family homes for minifigs. Now, this being an Olympic year, I would like to see some paralympians. You see, the Olympics are really just the warm up. The Paralympics are where it's really happening!
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    [MOC] 6394 metro park en service tower (2020) remake.

    Seems there's a race on. Were you inspired by late 80s catalogue images? Also, that yellow car. How did you fit four minifigs into a small 6 wide?
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    LEGO Movies Discussion

    DreamWorks? A little gross for my tastes. What is Illumination known for?
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    LEGO Movies Discussion

    Looks hopeful. Many of my live-action favourites are from Universal. But, how are they with CG animated features?