Immo

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  • Birthday 08/24/1987

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    PoznaƄ, Poland
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    speculative fiction, video games, classic cars and car culture, bass guitars, Lego

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  1. One can attach hollow stud 1x1 round plates there and they would even improve the looks of a "shotgun" scoop while being impossible to eject from the stud shooters. Same with hollow stud 1x2 round plate, if the Hilborn style bugcatcher is a desired result. I wanted a shotgun, but I have zero hollow stud 1x1's in my stocks now.
  2. This is a mod of the Marvel 76173 Spider-man and Ghost Rider vs Carnage set, but since it is Marvel no more - it parks with other Speed Champions cars I have - I placed it in Town sub-forum like other SC style car MOCcers do. The mod includes styling changes that made the car resemble a full-blown (pun intended) 1968 Charger with some extra semi-realistic goodies while maintaining the Speed Champions vibe. Mod includes: adding 1968 tail-lights + front blinkers moving fuel cap to a proper spot and removing the other one adding side exhausts + stereo antenna + side-view mirror on driver's side creating a sleeker, "shotgun" style scoop (still using the stud shooters) and a filled hood adding a suggestion of rear suspension springs + extended and reinforced fuel tank creating a suggestion of an interior with a gear shifter and two gauges + moving the seat and steering wheel one plate higher + moving the rear window one stud back The mod required use of some extra parts, of course. Being a fan of a '68 and knowing that a vast majority of Mopar fans prefer 1969 and 1970 Chargers and that the 1968's representation is way smaller among toys - did you know that Hot Wheels still haven't made a '68 Charger model? it's an outrage! - I knew I was gonna built my own 1968 one day. The marvel set, of course, did a lot of work for me, but still I'm really happy with this mod. I have bought the Marvel 76173 set purely for this purpose; not only was it cheaper than 75983 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T , but it also felt way more versatile platform for mods.
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    Pirate sets you would like to see

    I really don't want to argue, but it's not about "politics" - the term tends to be a boogeyman these days - but about basic decency towards indigenous people whose way of life is usually portrayed as "savagery" which brings nothing but trouble.
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    Pirate sets you would like to see

    Something Imperial. of course. Preferably a fort/port set with a small sloop-sized trader ship - something like 6277 Imperial Trading Post a.k.a. Port Royal. On Pirates side, well... While Pirates of Barracuda Bay is definitely one of the most self-contained and self-sufficient sets, I'd gladly welcome a tribute to the small retro Pirates sets that would be Pirates-themed equivalent of Star Wars' Battle Packs: based on figs with some small accessories like rafts, dinghies, gun carts or cannons with figs different from the ones in PotBB set, of course - the repetition of old deserves to die out; if something bigger, than perhaps with small islands with hidden treasures like 6254 Rocky Reef: And NO Islanders, please. This sub-theme is problematic.
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    [MOC] The treasure is at the bottom

    You're welcome, it's a wonderful MOC well worthy of praise. P.S. you clearly haven't met my cat. He needs to be everywhere. And claw EVERYTHING. He's a menace.
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    Post your Pirate Crew: Pirate Figbarfs

    Having ordered Pirates of Barracuda Bay set I've quickly decided I will enlarge the crew with time. And as the delivery is prolonging because Polish Post can't do the one thing they are meant to do properly, I have accelerated my plans and got myself some bits and bobs to quickly create two extra crewmembers. Nothing much, but I like how they look.
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    [MOC] The treasure is at the bottom

    Added this to my "Things I'd Totally Do If I Hadn't Had A Cat With Destructive Tendencies" list. It's a long list. A very long list. Anyway, it's a great MOC idea and execution.
  8. Finally, ordered the Pirates of Barracuda Bay :jollyroger:
    So happy!

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    [MOC] BT-33 Cobra

    Amazing merger of Old and New, further reinforcing my wish to see Blacktron theme resurrected.
  10. C-Model for Creator set 31085 (Mobile Stunt Show). An oversized hot rod for stunt shows, spewing fire, going fast and loud and getting some nice air time after jumping from ramps. Features: - individual suspension for each wheel (hard front and softer rear for crazy landings) - minifig-scale cockpit with steering wheel, gear shifter and mock gauge - small but openable and functional trunk (set's wrench would fit, or maybe two pizzas?) Pictured is the render of exact .io model of the physical build (aside from the rubber band for the rear suspension) - I don't have enough space and proper lighting to make some good photos.
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    [MOC] Skoda 110R

    I don't want to use the word "flawless" in vain. But here it's justified. It's flawless. 2019 Mustang level of awesomeness.
  12. Just received my 75243 20th Anniversary Slave I. It took me 19 years to get a Lego Slave I and that thing was a kind of my equivalent of Gen-X'ers "Rocket Firing Boba Fett" - a promised toy that never arrived, symbolizing all false promises given to kids Anyway, I'm super hyped, but I decided to unbox it only after I'll get a new contract and the set wouldn't have to be my safety deposit.
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    Lego Motorized vs Manual

    More and more I'm in favor of manual-powered functions. 1st of all, a motorized function like opening doors or lifting a boom or whatever like this seems like a wasteful effort. Those functions can easily be hand-powered. Winch or something else that is quite tedious to operate may be motorized, though. 2nd of all, motorization takes room. A lot of it. And I'm in favor of small builds, 40 studs long stuff. 3rd of all, manually-operated functions frequently require less fuss. You can create some functions that are basically operated as a switch; if you power them, they still require flipping a switch, just elsewhere. Seems redundant.
  14. I'd argue that front steering would make it behave even more like a car. It needs rear steering to feel boatlike and there's no space for this. Having that said, if I was designing such a set, I'd give it two front wheels to power the motor which would be a V4 or V6 with pin-sized cylinders (like 2019's Corvette set's engine) and rear steering.