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    LEGO trains, LEGO technic. All LEGO duh, RC cars, model trains, Doctor Who, geek things.


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  1. engineermax

    Do These Count As Purist?

    The cutting of things like pneumatic tubing always interested me. On the one hand its cutting, on the other LEGO has asked you to do it in the past so I don't object. I also maintain that third party elements like Brickarms are OK since you don't modify the LEGO and the LEGO company doesn't make guns like that.
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    Where to get started with Advanced building?

    My advice is relatively simple. Buy sets that look like they may have interesting parts or techniques. This allows you to build your general brick collection and you will learn techniques by building the sets. (I always build every set I get, it helps) Find a real world thing that inspires you and try to MOC it. Try try and try again. Look at what other people have done; borrowing techniques isn't bad. (If you post it it's nice to reference where you got ideas or techniques if it was someone specific). As other people have said, try to design with what you have, but don't be afraid to buy specific parts either. The best way to become a good builder is by practicing...
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    [WWII Diorama] - Train station 1944

    This is amazing. I love the attention to detail; I could spend a long time looking at this. The combination of WWII and trains is great. Apart from the minifigures and their equipment, is it purist?
  4. This is good. I like a good LEGO stop motion, especially when its about one of my favourite games. The scenery in particular really does The Zone justice I think.
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    New LEGO Train Magazine - A Proposal

    I loved Railbricks, for a while I wondered what happened. Now that I know. I can wholeheartedly say that I would love to get a LEGO train magazine. One thing that I see as potentially valuable would be that if this took off, maybe someone could finally convince the NMRA that L-gauge is a real thing. I really want to see this happen. I don't think that the LEGO train community is dead, but sometimes it seems that way. Let's bring it back and introduce LEGO trains to a new generation. Because, while I am 18, it seems to me that the vast majority of the people in this community are middle aged. I want to get more kids into scale lego trains and a magazine like Railbricks (which is what brought me into LEGO trains) is a great way to do that.
  6. Probably too late to link it here. But I realised that I never did. My entry from a while ago:
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    [M - E02] A Daring Heist

    It seems like spying to me. Stealing a sample of a chemical is stealing valuable information. Piracy for me at least is more along the lines of taking something that isn't of strategic value.
  8. In my eyes they are clearly wearing some sort of steel protective helmet that could be semi-historically accurate. It is interesting to note that helmets that look medieval were used as late as WWI. Though with those bodies they do look a little bit too medieval for me but hey, everyone builds with what they have. My soldiers look too modern.
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    [M E02] It's a trap!

    Thanks, I've been reading up and using a better camera.
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    [M E02] It's a trap!

    Location: E02 Time: 0900 hours Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying Octan has decided to transfer highly sensitive information by a fast and lightly guarded speeder. Fortunately MANTIS Secret agents knew this and were lying in wait. The MANTIS agents laid a trip wire to flip the speeder. As an extra precaution, the trap location is surrounded by additional armed MANTIS agents. [imagine that this now is the other side of the wire.] The speeder flipped over the wire, broke apart and caught fire. The orders were clear: eliminate all enemy units. MANTIS HQ never said we couldn't set the jungle on fire, though. Agent Sally takes the suitcase with highly sensitive information. The valuable information is of course the whole reason for this trap.
  11. "el coronel no tiene lo que escribe" I like it.
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    [COR-FB3] A brawl in Bellson

    Well done, I like the reference to DnD.
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    [COR-Ch1A] Perchance to Dream

    very nice, I like that you leave things open to interpretation. Excellent story telling too.
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    [WIP] LEGO Clock

    That is awesome. Good luck with the rest of it. This makes me want to try to make a clock.