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  1. jus1973

    [MOC] Lego Ghost Train ride

    That’s absolutely fabulous. Totally has the look and feel of a fairground ride, including the slightly jerky motion I remember as a kid. The scenes are very cool and I admire the attention to the little details too. Can’t wait to see what falls out on your next fairground build.
  2. jus1973

    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Perhaps this was a backup design in case the rollercoaster didn’t come off. It may turn out to be released next year. If they release it this autumn, I think it’s likely that we’ll have to go without in 2019, or possibly a smaller set, like the fairground mixer, perhaps.
  3. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It’s interesting to note that this set has dropped in price on the seller area of bricklink recently. I don’t have it, and am quite tempted as there are some sealed new versions available at not much, if any, over listed new price.
  4. Interesting that this has been visited before, but not a lot has changed. After posting, i remembered that when i purchased assembly square and brick bank, to save space in the car, i put the entire contents of brick bank into the assembly square box. It wasn’t rammed in either. I think the shelf space arguement is probably winning over the other considerations. A shame, as i think its time for a change.
  5. jus1973

    2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I can confirm that they’re all available in the Sawgrass Mills store near Fort Lauderdale in Florida too.
  6. Dear all, I’ve been a 35+ year fan of our plastic brick, and am now struck by how much fresh air there is in a typical box of lego. I realise there is some there for protection however, i think its time to raise the question of perhaps trying to persuade TLG to reduce the size of some of the boxes, in order to save shipping, storage, and packaging costs, not to mention the environmental footprint. Take for example the creator 3 in 1 rollercoaster, 31084, a USD 90 set, which, if you discount the very heavy and thick instruction manual, contains just around 900 pieces, coming in a less than a kilo in weight. I opened the box, and removed the contents and re packed them to roughly 50% of the volume, using half the box. The same could be said for most of the modular buildings, and other creator sets. Since most of these are purchased by adults, i would guess, perhaps the shelf space argument used in the past is no longer relevent. Especially since may of us buy from the online store, for our VIP points. What’s other peoples opinion this? Can we maybe ask TLG to consider a move in this direction?
  7. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Whilst I’m a late starter to the modulars and only have the last 6, and would love to have more, the way they’ve evolved to have more detail inside would make any re release of Cafe Corner, or any other, so expensive for a 32x32 size, as TLG would be adding upwards of another 500-1000 parts for the interiors, and have to redesign the walls to take the new insides. I think its best to just move forward with new ideas and new designs.
  8. jus1973

    (MOD) Pirate Coaster working lifthill

    This is a fab mod, and now I’ve built mine I’m desperate to do the same. I don’t suppose there are any closer images looking at how and where the chain and toothed gear sits in relation to the track. Also im not sure if it’s just mine, but even pushing the cars through the skull on the original version, there is insufficient momentum to take them round the bend to the larger drop. Anyone else had this?
  9. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think at least one would be good, to ´even up’ after assembly square.
  10. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It’s been a bit quiet on here for the last month. Has anyone got any inkling of what’s next in our modular range? No leaks or suggestions have been forthcoming as far as I can tell. Not sure what sort of time of year we usually get hints.
  11. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    You do see them a lot more in mainland Europe. Especially Italy. We have a few here in Switzerland too.
  12. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    This is the quandary that’s now facing me. I’ve only really collected the modular buildings recently, and just picked up the Ferris wheel (bigger than it looked on the box) and am wondering how I might combine in, the carousel and hopefully the rollercoaster into one big design. I’m considering a theme park, where as many of the modulars play a part as possible. Perhaps facing into a square with the rides all in it. DD, PR, PC, all kinda fit, and I can just about stomach AS, but BB. and DO don’t quite work. I haven’t got the rest. I’m also MOCing a modular Lego store with the 60th special set as an outdoor exhibit which may form part of one side.
  13. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Yeah I saw that, but still thought it wouldn’t stand up to much more than a shift from one shelf to another like that. I’ll have to see when it’s built in the bricks in front of me I guess.
  14. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    I agree, this would be way too flimsy to move. One of the first things I’ll have to do if I get it, is to find a way of strengthening the base, perhaps with a few layers of regular bricks in some sort of grid beneath the plates. Part of me is surprised that they didn’t build the frame out of technic beams using pins and other technic lifting arms. Another part of me also wonders if they thought about making it look more like the traditional US wooden style coasters, and if cost became prohibitive.
  15. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I tend to agree that using the Capitol set as a clue is possibly a fools errand. I’ve said stuff here before about what I’d like to see, and as with many of the others, it’s generally hospital, museum, train station, police station. Lets be honest, whatever it is, 90% of us will buy it regardless.