Bornin1980something

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    Custom band lineups!

    Well, I had guessed Nirvana for #1, because of the left handed guitar.
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    [MOC] Santa is on its way

    Aedelsten? Where does that name actually come from?
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    [MOC] Fire Engine

    This is an unusual looking fire engine. What did you base it on?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Isn't the whole point of a crook's hideout that it can't be found?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Because I certainly have that! You'd better hurry. It's officially retiring now. I don't understand why.
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Are you happy with yellow minifigs, or would you prefer more race representation?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Trying to make it more 'Unimoggy'?
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    [MOC]lego City 60285 Sports Car alternative build Classic Sports Car

    Very 'muscular'. Great use of limited parts, and definitely has that classic 'back of the box' feel!
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    I have both the polybags, but what's the first set?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    I used to crash my Lego planes all the time, by dropping them! Some of my old wing pieces are dented. For a more realistic emergency, I would add fire pieces to the new family house, with the family still inside!
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    [MOC] Santa is on its way

    You could always say that it was a model year change. And that the released version was another model year. Did you try to persuade TLG that the new piece might work in the product?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    I am going to try out the new roads. I know base plates might have looked better, especially in huge catalogue dioramas. But I never had the space to make a permanent town scene with them. These new plates should be better for temporary displays. As for the slightly narrower roads, perhaps because they still work in multiples of 8, they certainly don't look as narrow as the roads on last year's Advent calendar. My first haul of 2021 sets arrived today, along with a 2020 set, a free car, an Xtra bag, and three new CMFs, none of whom were actually on my wanted list
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    That is how the real thing works, but I never thought it would be possible with Lego.
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    REVIEW: 40448 LEGO® IDEAS Vintage Car

    I wouldn't blame them. There's a pandemic on, you know.
  15. But both are owned outright by Volkswagen. They have quite an empire!
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    2020 Toy Awards

    What were the results?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    HEY!!
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    BCFR Engine 112 - 1987 FMC /Spartan

    Is rebuilding 30 year old fire trucks really a thing in America?
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    [MOC] 6381 Motor Speedway Revamp

    How are your new cars for structural rigidity; I. e. not breaking in half!
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    I think it needs more traffic lights - or a decision on what side the minifigures drive on. Personally I've always assumed that Legoland was in Continental Europe, and they drive on the right. As for the vehicles, 6-wides are good as display models in their own right, but 4-wides tend to fit better with buildings and roads, which is what we are suddenly getting more of next year ?! I admit I like the 'electrified' 1987-design small car in the town centre, with a driver old enough to have driven the original!
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    How do they get the bricks for their houses?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I liked the 2018 calendar, particularly that nearly all items were minifig scale toys, and the front room setting. The new one is not quite as ingeniously miniaturized, but has some good scaled down versions of real sets, and a good City road plan.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    What!?! Where did you get those assault weapons?
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Regarding the new police sets; I am rather ashamed to admit this, but I think they all have something going for them. 60272 is probably the weakest. The main reason I say this is because I believe the police boat should really include diving gear, and an officer in a wetsuit/drysuit. I mean, the crook has a good speedboat, but what if it crashes into the rocks? And what if a crook acquires one of the new submarines? Or one of the new planes crashes into the lake? On water, you need police divers. The 4x4 is actually quite a good design, and I like the use of the tooth piece as the radiator grill. The ridiculous looking drilling vehicle in 60273 may actually be a reference to the real Hatton Garden heist in 2017, when six old man managed to drill their way into an underground vault. That said, the drill they actually used was small enough to be portable! The police cruiser looks like a good use of the new chassis piece. The roofing piece used for the bonnets of both vehicles should make adding engine detail (a trademark of mine) easier. 60273 has some reassuring features, most notably, a buildable small helicopter! As for the criminal, while I don't like the implied Italian stereotyping, his costume is certainly a leap forward, as it clearly isn't a prison uniform! True, there are still some subtle stripes, but the main thing marking out as a criminal is his mask. I'm still not entirely satisfied; I still think kids need to be taught that criminals do not look like criminals! But I think the double sided head, with a mask on one side, is a much better compromise than blatant criminal uniforms. I hope this is the beginning of the end of the grey and white stripes (except for sets with prison cells). All that said, though – talk about bad timing! It might have been an idea to hold these off until next year, but I suspect most of them are already produced. So far, TLG has produced the best motorsports sets in a year with almost no motorsport, and finally cracked the secret of making a good plane for 4+ range in a year without flying. But that's nothing compared to the tension that now surrounds the police. What, in any case, does 'Elite Police actually mean in this context? The distinguishing features I've seen in these new sets are the helmets, nightvision goggles, and the pocketed vests, all of which look worryingly line of the products of armed units. This might not have been such a good idea originally. Also, the show they are based on, Lego City Adventures, shows a rather Americanised picture of the police, and indeed everything. I wish Lego could be European again! That said, I admit I did buy three of the sky police sets, even though I was well aware that, if we are honest, they were a fighter, a jet trainer, and a helicopter gunship (though I did want an anti-drone aircraft after an incident at Gatwick). In other, lighter news, a worker at a recently reopened fish and chip shop appears to have gone delusional from lockdown, and now swears he's Elvis.
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    MOC: Castle Beach Fire Department

    What does Meanstick actually mean?