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    Hello, and welcome to my profile page. I have a room full of LEGO town, railway, space, Doctor Who & other assorted sets / MOCs / MODs. I built my town featuring these MODs of sets: Medieval Market Village, Town Plan, Diagon Alley, World City / CITY, and Trains.

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  1. Blacktron I war-bot - real world MOC progress (some assembly required) "The Foot bone is connected to the Ankle bone, The Ankle bone is connected to the Leg bone, The Leg bone is connected to the knee bone, The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone, The thigh bone is connected to the... (fast forward cassette tape noises start, then end) Them bones, them bones, them dry bones, now that's the working of the Lord!" All I have built for now is shown above. The last BrickLink order should be here today, so expect final real world pictures soon.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    Now we just need an actual Moose mold, to go with the Squirrel mold. Yes I know there is a brick built one from Creator, but it's "Badinoff" (bad enough) to have one and not the other. Real question is, can the Squirrel fly? (If you have no idea what I'm going on about, click here.)
  3. Sorry for the large four-year-bump, but I didn't want to make a whole new thread for this with one already existing! The station building itself (as shown in first post and the one directly above this post) has been built since 2018. I've been trying to add a good looking canopy and passenger stairs to it since about late 2020, but gave up and added one that is solid in roof panels to my Disney-lookalike instead in early-to-mid 2021. Then, on the 8th of October I saw 76183 (Riddler face off from the new "The Batman" line) and knew I had found a solution to the pedestrian staircase between both platforms. I hashed out a better, more see-through version of the canopy on the MOD Disney station which should work... it has a half stud gap right now, but it most likely is an LDD problem instead of an actual design one. (at least I hope so!) The stairs are a color changed MOD of the ones in the set with more space between the tracks and a bit more height in the middle section by way of bumping the whole structure up a brick or two. There is eleven bricks of clearance from the railhead to the bottom part of the arches, meaning the twin staircase's fit most of my trains through with room to spare. However, the pantograph's on electric loco's and a caboose cupola for a freight train won't fit under the bridges. This view also showcases the neat little hanging lights used under the canopy area itself. The bridges are missing eight black candlestick parts for the lights on the part of the walkway, where the stairs have their landings. I'll also have to cut the two 48 x 48's down by eight studs on one side per baseplate to better fit the footprint of the canopy. I've currently found about 574 parts found for this model out of the 1228 total at start. I also got it down from three hundred plus to about $190-something. (I have still a lot left to find before I can order any parts as that's way out of my monthly price range!) Any thoughts, suggestions, questions, and comments would be greatly appreciated for this MOC!
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    LEGO Titanic 2021 Discussion

    That "Tinic" is actually quite cute @kbalage! I just wish I could part it out to do a smaller White Star Line ship instead of buying the set. (which I can't do anyway) Anybody going to do a waterline version of the set, instead of a full hull so the Titanic can seem like it's actually "sailing"?
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    Don't forget Polar Express and Lisbon Tram projects also got chopped. (the latter was more about the buildings than the tram, but hey, it had a train IN it!)
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    Disney Properties 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I wonder if Evil Emperor Zurg will be in the movie / sets... he's the only fig from the 2010 Toy Story wave I don't have, and the only "tall fig" I wanted but never purchased! (I would also love to have figs from the original TV show from the late '90's, but it's so neglected I know that won't happen. )
  7. This Classic Space modular rocket was inspired by the original Nexus Tower rocket from the 2010 massive multiplayer online (MMO) game Lego Universe. It lasted a little over a year, until early 2012 when it was shut down due to not making enough money to make it worth the LEGO Group's while. Out of this seemingly small game came a multitude of modular rockets each with interchangeable cabin, engine, and nose cone sections. (You can see all of them on the LU Wiki, which still exists nearly a decade later.) The heavily revised build you see here is an updated version of the original Nexus Tower rocket modeled in Classic Space colors, which now has weapons to fight off enemies and a boosted engine unit, where once was a single engine there is now two. NOTE: The LU modular rocket-style had to be abandoned upon building in real life, as it was weakened by the increased weight in the bulked-up model. Also of note, I gave up on ordering the correct windscreen from the STUNTZ line for Benny's '70's muscle car and just used what I had on hand. This required a hood modification, which still isn't done yet because of a single part I don't have... consider this a teaser for the 99.8% done model. The two 75311 (Imperial Armored Marauder) MOD's behind the car are in the parts finding stage, with everything left to find shown on the screen. They were supposed to be built last month, but the complications from the Wild Western military train impacted the budget there. These Marauders will be (most likely) built in November, but sadly they will not be done in time for the show GatewayLUG is doing soon. (starting around Thanksgiving, clear through December, and up to January 1st of 2022.) NOTE: I had to mess with the color balance on this picture as there just isn't light in here right now to show both the car and the Marauders at the same time. (Some storms are rolling though soon.) Any thoughts?
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    MOC: The Mata Nui Robot

    (sorry for the slight bump, just couldn't help but leave a comment!) Just supported at 6,077. I'll repeat what I said on Ideas: I remember the big surprise in late 2008 when this huge robot broke through the surface of the island of Mata Nui as revealed in the video from that time. (It rocked my world to think the last seven years of Bionicle had been on / inside a giant mechanical being, to say the least) And then the eyes shifted from green to red: everybody knew what that meant... Here is my EB-exclusive thoughts on the actual model: This model is awesome. It invokes many memories of that era when Lego could pull off a MASSIVE story reveal without it being spoiled 2 months or more in advance. It also tells the sad tale of the start of the end of G1 Bionicle: at this point, it had a year-and-a-half left to live, and was probably already being replaced by Hero Factory at least in the set design department. (It does take two years to design them after all!) But at least in that moment of late 2008, we were not thinking of that far-off horizon of the Chronicle's End in 2010. We were just wondering "HOW could they top that next year!?" In mid-2009, we would know who Mata Nui really was, where he came from, and (eventually in early 2010) where he was going. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, @Axelford. I hope your project makes it to it's Destiny of 10,000 votes!
  9. I just ordered the remaining 117 parts for my Blacktron I robot today. I hope to have it all together by November 1st, if not earlier.
  10. I also didn't know that, and I've been using Bricklink since 2007 or so!
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    Custom Figures and CMF

    "Hey, who turned out the lights!" Awesome series of DW figs! Vashta Nerada is my favorite, as the two episodes (Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead) were the creepiest I ever saw from the 10th Doctor. I mean, who isn't scared of the dark at some point in their life? Plus, it was the start of River Song, at least from the Doctors perspective. From hers, it was - SPOILERS - It's a shame we haven't got many real figs of that theme from official sources.
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    LEGO Titanic 2021 Discussion

    It's also been all over every single website / news-site / magazine you can possibly imagine... I've seen people post links to really obscure magazine articles on Facebook about it. These magazines have literally no overlap in Lego vs whatever they're normally talking about. I saw in the one post to my wall from a friend along the lines of "did you see this?" that Men's Health Magazine even had an article about this set. It's kind of getting crazy, to be honest.... It's like 1997 ALL OVER again.... except this time we don't have to listen to people complain "The door was big enough for Jack! She should've let him onto it!" This set is awesome, don't get me wrong. But if I hear one more person ask if Jack and Rose come with it, or that if I saw the new Titanic LEGO set...
  13. I loved that book when I was younger... I have a feeling Katy is in safe hands with @zephyr1934 at the throttle. I always wondered this since my first reading at age 5-ish, however: What the heck happened to the conductor who was most likely in Katy when she went airborne? I can only figure he jumped out the other door when she snapped off, died on impact (probably holding on for dear life all the way!), or was riding in the cab of the steamer at that time. If it's the third one: he probably wasn't employed much longer at that Railroad, as I believe there is (was?) a rule about staying in the caboose to clamp the brakes down manually just in case the train broke and the air-powered ones didn't hold. I'm probably overthinking it, but that stuff makes a guy wonder what kind of Mickey Mouse organization that railroad is running there!
  14. Is it the end of the beginning... Or the beginning of the end? Either way, one thing is certain: mini-figure life will never be the same! Blacktron I is coming... soon. Check out the revised main post for the backstory, updated text, and new screenshots of the 76155-inspired model!
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    Every single "Adults Welcome" ad features the same monorail in the background at some point. Every. Single. One. I commented on one of the four about it being in all the commercials, and got no official response... I think they are just teasing, (same with blink-and-you-miss-it goat in the "Rebuild the World' ad with the knight trying to cross the river) but you never know what they have cooked up in Billund!