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  1. anothergol

    [MOC] Another AT-ST version 2

    Back to this, I've reworked many things to use newly released/upcoming parts, I simplified the back a little and it now leaves room to strenghten that thing. I've used a different method (icecream cone), I don't know which one is sturdier. Lego's upcoming AT-AT is gonna bring us useful parts, like the new pointy wedge plate in LBG, it'll remove 2 studs from the side plates. And the recent 4x4 dish with hollow stud, now in LBG as well. Because Scala dishes just can't be found in LBG anymore, and because classic dishes have a better shape anyway, they're gonna look smaller but better.
  2. anothergol

    [WIP] [MOC] First Order AT-ST

    I know, but this can't apply here. From this shot I see that it's the same structure inside as well. It's way more similar in the spine than visually. Again, there have been many AT-ST's, Lego's own, BrickDoctor's being the first good one (that I know of), then hobocamp's on Lego Ideas, then Northern Lego's, Bert Van Raemdonck's, BrickVault's (& I'm probably forgetting some), same model and yet they all have nothing in common. I see ldd_modelmaker's one based the body on an old version of mine, but all the rest has nothing to do with it so it's all good. And I don't mind copying specific details either, sometimes there's only one best way to do it. I've used an inverted tire around the neck because BrickDoctor's one has it. But if you try to design your own head structure & legs, you'll see that you'll spend countless hours - not on the result, but on what didn't work, on paths that lead to nowhere. When I started mine (which now sucks by today's standards btw, but it was my first version), no one had done the inter-legs bars yet, so it wasn't a given yet that high-friction extenders would be able to hold the thing. And yes it's very difficult not to be similar to others, especially now that there are many models, but if you start fresh & with today's parts, you may get better results. If I was starting over I'd probably make the head's side plates brick-based, for ex. That's if you wanna make it entirely your own & share the instructions btw, because obviously I have no problem with mods & I encourage them. (not counting that it's never fun when I'm then the one being accused of having copied a model that's heavily based on mine, but got more exposure)
  3. anothergol

    [WIP] [MOC] First Order AT-ST

    It's great and I like it, but I would prefer you don't share the instructions if you don't mind, as I still see the entire inner structure of mine for which I'm still selling the instructions (& which I'm still updating btw - august's SW releases will bring us useful new LBG parts). Unless of course you can turn it into a modification instructions, but since it's also DBG recolor of the spine it'd be hard. Or perhaps Rebrickable should get a new feature to allow for modifications instructions, requiring owning the base one(s)? I don't mind if you base your redesign on an older version of mine, though. Like, up to 2.4 which was significantly different. I've been updating this model for years, you can understand that no one comes up with all these solutions overnight. Many ways to design an AT-ST. Like, BrickVault's one just came out and I give props the designer for not having copied anything of mine. Especially when I thought I had exhausted all the possible designs, it had to be hard to come up with something entirely different that still looks good.
  4. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    The only time I ordered a part that had the wrong price, it was mini-legs and they were like 5 cents, which wasn't so unrealistic (could have been seen as a bargain), they definitely charged me the full fixed price. Lego just has to make the default price 0 cents, so that their shop can spot that & simply not display parts with no price. It's cheating when you know it's the wrong price (& you do). It's of course not illegal, but still cheating the system. And yes, Lego definitely shouldn't charge more behind your back without warning - both sides are guilty here.
  5. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    If you buy too obviously wrongly priced parts, make sure you pay with Paypal. Through VISA they will definitely make you pay the fixed price. Paypal I don't know, I would assume the checkout price is reserved and they can't make you pay more. Even at 2 cents (all the other golden parts had already been fixed) I only got 4 of the golden bananas because.. what do you even do with that? (plus it's a dark, not very shiny gold, it feels weird. Better than plastic gold, but still..) How are you not? You obviously are. And obviously it's not gonna affect Lego in any significant way, but it's still cheating the system.
  6. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I doubt it, no BL shop would be able to resell these that already cost too much. These initial prices are for collectors, those who will only add one to their order, just to have one. Which makes sense for licensed stuff, but not these utility parts. You also haven't seen the first 3, they're new recolors.
  7. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Cool new parts, but only 3 aren't priced for collectors. My order will wait for august, then.
  8. anothergol

    [RANT] Stud.io

    Studio isn't amazing, but it's still the second best out there - because other than it & the LDD, none is really "usable". I still find the LDD way more usable, but it's mainly due to 1. finding the parts better - but I can't blame Studio for the way it sorts parts, LDD's sorting generally makes zero sense, I'm just used to it 2. moving around the model & replacing parts more easily. Right-clicking to center the view is KEY, the function you use the most shouldn't be done through a menu. Not counting that moving around is too fast/sensitive in Studio. And Studio's auto-snapping is inferior to LDD's. And I won't mention tube-bending, which was already not working very great in the LDD, in Studio it's just unusable (pretty much the same as when it was not there). ..but Studio is still invaluable when it comes to rendering, & producing manuals (which is also more painful than it should be, but the results are pro). I think Studio should get an "LDD mode" option. Fixing what I've mentioned, plus inverting the rotating keys like in the LDD. But to me (& since the LDD has been broken open for more parts), as long as there's interoperability between both apps, it's fine. I was surprised the other day to find out that Studio could ALSO export to the LDD.
  9. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Don't edit an order, make sure your shopping cart is empty, then only enter B&P & fill it. Yes, in one go - no mistake, once it's in your cart you can't edit it. Even if you "edit" and then empty your shopping cart, it will still loop-bug, because the origin of your B&P list won't be a fresh one.
  10. "Tubbz" recently had to make a similar choice. I don't think that really works. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/ghostbusters/images/3/32/PromoImageOfTubbzGhostbustersTeamByRubberRoadLtdSc01.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20190816181403 I think that Lego could have kept yellow for white people, and go for all shades of yellow (=brown). I mean come on, it worked for the Simpsons.
  11. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I don't think it's a protection - images were broken on B&P itself yesterday.
  12. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Oh I have, I cleared my shopping cart, switched browser (FF to Chrome), try to add just 1 part, same endless loop. Meanwhile I'm slowly watching stuff go out of stock. It HAS to be working for some :( Ah, I get it. As soon as you use a link to an existing, saved B&P cart (like, you saved your link, or you "edit" from your Lego cart), there you get the infinite loop. You have to start fresh, with a fresh B&P link, an empty cart, and pray. Edit: my prayers didn't work. Imagine the time it takes to retype this, only to be granted with "Bricks&Pieces is currently unavailable" :( And of course my cart isn't saved, since it's what makes it loop-hang. They bought Bricklink, and we still have to suffer with this piece of crap.
  13. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Not really, is it? Still missing 3/4 of the images, and still in an endless loop when trying to convert to shopping cart :(
  14. anothergol

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I think the lot limit is when you call, and there's also a limit of parts per lot, but no real limit in practice - this is certainly not my biggest order (if it ever passes. And it sucks that I'm watching some parts going out of stock as time passes)