r5-j2

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    Sci-Fi, Military modelling and Lego.

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  1. There are Chinese "custom" MOTU figures out there on "Fleabay" , but I would prefer Lego to be doing this...shame it will never happen!
  2. I just bought this to go with my earlier version.I noticed that the shoulders looked a bit spindly, so I beefed them up a wee bit.I used a couple of nozzle parts instead of the technic gears that Lego supplied to attach the arms to the torso . I got rid of the arm action feature, spaced the bottom hinge of the middle access panel out a bit, so that there was more room to get a figure in. Finally I used a printed white on blue tile for the Arc reactor on the chest and lost some of the gold pieces on the hands, replacing them with dark red parts (all from the Star Wars "Rey`s Speeder" set , which has tons of useful bits for modding your Hulkbuster!) Hope you like it Regards Kenny 20180604_195625-1 by kenny burns, on Flickr here are both versions 20180604_195724 by kenny burns, on Flickr
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    [MOC] X-Wing Fighter Midi-scale

    I also like nose "D".. but to be honest ,all your versions are stunning...... and show really brilliant design work .
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    [MOC] Trabant Universal 1.1

    I love this , my pal drove a real Trabi back to the U.K from Germany , it had a metal tray for a Paraffin fueled cabin heater in the dash-board!....maybe an L.E.D. in the dash could mimic this weirdness!!!....nah, only joking!!..this is an amazing build, I can`t honestly see any way to improve it...thanks for sharing. Regards Kenny
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    Thoughts on The Last Jedi Sets

    Well the pricing is what is putting a lot of people off from buying these sets.But for me it`s the inconsistent standard as well, the sets go from the awesome, but expensive TIE Silencer to the useless over-priced 2/3 of an AT-ST and you just get the feeling that Lego and Disney are taking the mickey (pun intended). Also I personally had to watch the actual Last Jedi movie in two sittings..I really didn`t get on with it at all.So I don`t feel much emotional attachment to any of these products, especially at these rip off prices .As AFOLs, most people reading this will have their favorite, nostalgic Star Wars period ,I love the 1977 on wards original trilogy, Rogue One and the Clone Wars TV series, others love the prequels, so that`s what they collect!.So I`ll stick with the older stuff for now and hope that Lego realizes the folly of putting out inconsistent sets like these at eye watering prices...although I may have a long wait. Kenny
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    1968 FIAT 500 F

    This is just a fantastic build..it looks good from all sides and there isn`t a bad angle to it , I love the open sun-roof especially!!..also I agree with grum64 , this would be a hot selling item..LOVE IT!!
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    Speed Champions Alternates

    Thanks Erol..my AMG mod was a simple thing..nothing like your 250 GTO, which is simply stunning..It reminds me of the convertible version;--the one used in Ferris Bueller`s day off, pity there aren`t any custom minifigs of Ferris and his gang!! Regards Kenny.
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    Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Marty and Doc Brown are top of my list..I also wish Lego would put out another Delorean..but that will never happen.
  9. I came across a discounted Star Wars set;- Rey`s Speeder , which had lots of useful elements, in the right shade of red, that I could use on my old Hulkbuster. I kept the Juniors Loki vs Iron Man car bonnet piece for the chest, but I used some of the new parts to bulk up the torso .I also modded` the hips ,by swapping out the technics gears with what look like "jet nozzle " parts, then I lengthened the legs, with grey spacers left over from a Darth Vader large figure(which I originally used on the shoulders). I did this so the mech doesn`t look as ape-like as it originally did (see first foto below , for how it originally looked)..I also ditched the stud shooters, as well as adding some wedge pieces to the feet to make them look business like. These are all small changes , but I`m happy with it ...I think! 24933444339_f951d32a34_o by kenny burns, on Flickr 20180311_164038 by kenny burns, on Flickr 20180311_165002 by kenny burns, on Flickr 20180311_164836-1 by kenny burns, on Flickr 20180311_164920 by kenny burns, on Flickr
  10. My local store has huge areas of empty shelving taped off, almost like a crime-scene. There isn`t a single Lego brick left to be seen anywhere .What I noticed was some tatty looking old fashioned shelving , that I actually helped to assemble 14 years ago ,still sitting exactly as it was when I worked for them. So obviously Toys r Us U.K. truly liked to maximise their profits, not just thru pricing, but by also spending little or nothing on their outlets; ..which has ultimately led to their downfall !
  11. All U.K. TRU stores are closing...so watch this space for what happens in the States.
  12. The annoying thing about this is that by letting nostalgia (in my case for the first 1977 on wards Star Wars flicks) rule our heads and open our wallets, we created a monster within Lego ,with an appetite for style (or lack of it,often ) driven by hard core marketing ,over content.Keeping on churning out sets ,trying to squeeze as much money as possible from us the consumer !
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    The Punisher Bust

    This is a really great build..but it does kinda look more like Bruce Campbell, rather than Thomas Jane..but still a million times better than i could do!!
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    The Hulkbuster UCS MOD Topic

    I didn`t order the Hulkbuster (went for the Sanctum Sanctorum set instead)..because of the annoying exposed blue pins and lack of articulation ...but I`ve come across the sticker sheet for "Rey`s Speeder" Star Wars set . It has solid stickers (not the transparent type ) in the right color that could be trimmed and "Frankensteined" to cover those annoying blue technic pins, so that has now got me questioning whether I should have gone for the Mk 44 instead. Regards Kenny
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    MOC - You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars.

    Outstanding vignette..takes me back to the movie..what a wonderful build!!...especially like the pulley (?) pieces for the hospital bed castor wheels!!