Umbra-Manis

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    [MOC] The Inventor's House

    Such a fun island with lots of lovely details!
  2. As someone who ran a undergrad research project comparing brown and New dark red to white and red last year, the answer is they kind of did. Brown still underperforms under shock impact loads, but is on par with white or red in bending and compression.
  3. Large space base playsets were my early dream Lego sets, first with the Mars Mission Eagle Command Center and later the Space Police III HQ. Because of the many hours of fun I got out of those sets, I have it on my MOC list for a while to build a playset in that vein. This isn't purely designed as a Lego set so their are more complex and smooth MOC style sections but there are also plenty of studded surfaces to attach minifigures. Between the initial start build (The platform and container design) and finishing everything else was probably a 2 year gap. But, without further ado, the Blacktron Energy Extraction Platform. Features Include: Landing platform with Ghostrunner fighter Dual Arm Cargo Crane Storage Container 2 Drones 4 Crew Speeder Garage with Opening door for speeder deployment Barracks container building w/removable roof Communications Array Defense Turret Rotating Central Drill Column Fuel Transport Rail System Thanks for taking the time to look, C&C Welcome, and the model can be seen in 3D Here
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    [MOC] Blacktron Energy Extraction Platform

    Thank you! Ah Andromeda's Gates, how I miss that game. If anything Pangolinus would be at the bottom of the ocean story-wise Thank you! Yes, that is the com array. Thank you Aanchir, I appreciate the detailed feedback! The handling crane needs a bit of a rework imo since it can't actually reach any other platforms... Thank you, it's out in some deep water! Thanks mrcp6d! Thank you! This is the second variation I've made of this fighter, updating it with newer pieces and such. You can see the whole ship in 3D here: https://mecabricks.com/en/models/BLvG6XP4jGy
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    D&D x Ideas

    I wouldn't underestimate the creators who participate in a lot of these ideas contests, there were some incredible builds whipped up in 2 weeks for the 90th anniversary contests. Also a lot of fan contests and events are a month long.
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    [MOC] Micro Troll Battle Wheel

    Thank you! I never had this one as a kid, but it just sticks out as that era of catalogs for me. Thanks Ecc, and for the feature!
  7. For the 90th Anniversary Castle contest on Lego Ideas, I decided to turn to one of the more unique sets to come out of the Fantasy Era, 7041 Troll Battle Wheel. This version has 334 pieces. The model can be seen in 3D here, thanks for looking!
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    [MOC] Blacktron Energy Extraction Platform

    Thank you! Thanks, I definitely wanted to include some play features in this.
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    The Cake

    Mmmmm cake. Nice build, especially that roof!
  10. It was Pops down in the butler division, he truly sacrificed everything so we may have the greatest plastic toys once again.
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    [CATC] The Great Filter

    I love the design of the transport with all the pods, and getting plenty of troops always makes for a fun time!
  12. Looks like I'll have to buy some brickheadz out of support for the theme, and then hope we get a bunch of army builder sets at some point. Or a CMF series
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    [MOC] KDF-07 Frost Giant Mech (Ice Planet Badlands)

    This looks sweet, looking forward to the whole badlands project!
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    [CaTC] Mission: Lazarus

    Certainly a very unique concept for a space theme, and I'd like to see more!
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    [MOC] LED Lamp

    That's a really well lit render, great presentation!
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    [Freebuild] Guard of Rockwail

    You certainly captured a nice swampy feel! And great work on the angles with the wall, it feels so natural.
  17. I need a solid kick in the pants to build, so I'm in for the collab if you'll take digital! @jtooker if Kaliphin is too peaceful I know a certain mummy who has a penchant for chaos
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    Classic Space Color meanings

    I didn't build a dispute, but I did make an office:
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    Classic Space Color meanings

    Full support on the Beige HR. I might have to make a MOC of this.
  20. We've already had Series 22 and Muppets this year, so Series 23 will be the last release of 2022.
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    [MOC] The W.C. Ratrod

    Wack as hell and I love it!
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    [MOC] Micro Eagle Command Base

    For the first Lego Ideas 90th Anniversary contest I decided to tackle my very first childhood dream set, the MB-01 Eagle Command Base from Mars Mission! I managed to preserve the sliding action of the pump selector as well as the working elevator in the back. Other functions like the pump or launching the missiles were not really feasible at this scale. It was a real joy to work with the Mars Mission color scheme, something I really need to do more of. Thanks for looking!
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    [MOC] The Floating City

    Flying peacefully amongst the clouds, this small city serves as a retreat for those seeking a quieter life. This microscale MOC has been sitting around in my WIP folder for a while, primarily the structure and the main buildings. Recently I got the chance to finish it, which included adding the platform, flight system, all of the color, and the trees (which I think really make it feel livable). This also became my first build featured on The Brothers Brick! 3D View: https://mecabricks.com/en/models/GVjKmVmranz Thanks for looking!
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    The JWST is in the limelight right now, and I would've loved to see it but I don't think the appearance of the telescope is recognizable enough yet to carry a popular set. SR-71 would've gotten Lego in the same hot water as the cancelled Technic Osprey, and the Soyuz was Dead on Arrival the moment Russia became an international aggressor earlier this year.
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    [MOC] Matterphase Neutrino Skimmer

    I'm loving the contrast between the bionicle heavy front section and the smooth back, well done!