alois

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  • Birthday 10/26/1974

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  1. alois

    Do you only buy lego?

    To answer the original question: No, I don't only buy Lego, but sometimes it is given to me, by friends and family, and even by TLG.
  2. alois

    [MOC] London Street

    Really good facades! They capture the atmosphere of a tiny part of London very well.
  3. Almost every year I try to exhibit my Lego city at LEGO World in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Every year I replace a few buildings, and every year I arrange them in a different layout. The idea was to build a large layout for LEGO World 2020 together with a number of train builders, of which my city, with a station, would be a part. We know how that ended... We made a new plan for 2021, and again for 2022. Even in 2022, LEGO world was canceled again. The 2023 edition finally took place after four years, but the other participants in the layout preferred to organize their own, private event rather than participate in LEGO World. So I was on my own. I decided that a train had to run after all, so there had to be a loop around the back of my layout. My oldest train, the NS Mat'34 diesel-electric train set, was upgraded and ended up running 90% of the time, because the other trains had many more problems. In the city, the two largest buildings are the station, built in 2021, and the collegiate church of Saint Leonore, built in 2020 (for the LEGO World, which was canceled). I tried to make it more lively with all the minifigs, with little scenes and stories everywhere. Here is a video of the complete layout, and for more photos you can check out my Flickr.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    When I was eight years old I needn't have my collection sorted. He does because of the too large variety of bricks he's got. Which I didn't give him, but his uncle, grandparents, friends and so on. All where sets for his age category resulting in too many different bricks. Which are used by set designers because they can. I'm glad I've been able to give you are a true unpopular opinion.
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    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I'm currently helping my eight year old son sorting out his Lego. It's way too large a task for him, which brings me to thinking that Lego has listened too much to afols in the last fifteen years, making too many parts in too many colours. For a boy with a limited collection of Lego the possibilities for play are seriously limited, now that he's old enough not wanting to build Rainbow Warriors anymore. When I was his age, I had bricks mostly in white and red, and yellow, blue and black. I could build a decent house in those colours. With the same quantity of bricks my son can't, because the same bricks now have thirty different colours. Same goes for parts variety. It's no wonder therefore that children only build sets nowadays and don't make the step to building their own creations. It's become too complicated for them.
  6. Four years after the last edition in 2019 finally the 20th edition of Legoworld Utrecht will be held, october 18-24 2023 in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht (Netherlands). Anyone going? I will be there the whole week showing my Lego town.
  7. alois

    Rava Restaurant

    I hope it's your latest MOC, not your last because I like where you are going with your building style. One question: snotting the brick bricks, doesn't that defy their purpose?
  8. alois

    [MOC] Historic mocs - by Barthezz Brick

    Fantastic build! I've already seen parts of it in real life, and hope to see the whole one time. I like the 'impressionist' way of building with lots of different textures and angles.
  9. alois

    Bag Count in Box

    Yes I have. And I remember the time when bags never were numbered. You had a set like 10214 Tower Bridge, 4000+ parts, without any numbering on the bags. You first had to open all the bags and sort the parts to be able to build the set. So things are easy nowadays, grandpa says.
  10. Nevertheless, it's not a bad thing to be reminded once in a while that it's a bizarre thing to speculate with a children's toy instead of playing with it.
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    100% Custom Layouts?

    I have a 100% MOC Lego town:
  12. That is one smooth hull Jebbo! But it's a crazy thing to build a Lego model that's 1.25 m long...
  13. alois

    [MOC] Aachen Cathedral

    I like your cathedral. It is instantly recognisable as Aachen cathedral, which is quite an accomplishment in microscale. I appreciate your idea of using 1x4 bows for making pointed arches.
  14. alois

    [MOC} New collegiate church of Saint Leonore

    It's two by five 32x32 baseplates, that's all that I know. I suspect it goes beyond 10,000 pieces, but how much I don't know.
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    [MOC} New collegiate church of Saint Leonore

    It's not really Amsterdam, have a good look. But Magna Plaza or another post office by CH Peters would be a good idea anyway.