jus1973

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  • Birthday 10/18/1973

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    My god, the DO looks tiny. If and when I can get enough cash together, it’ll dwarf everything in my collection but GBHQ.
  7. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    That’s exactly the kind of idea I thought of. My only concern was if the motor in NXT has enough torque or perhaps too much. Hiding them in buildings seems quite possible, and 1 NXT control could run all 3 rides.
  8. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Just been rewatching the video, where it shows motorising it. I know it’s boost compatible, but I don’t fancy buying that as I have a mindstorms 2.0 set in storage, which has 3 motors which can step, as well as the sensors. Perhaps if I did succumb to buying the Ferris wheel, carousel and then eventually this beast, then I could automate the 3 together. Any thoughts on if this is possible or worth doing?
  9. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Not sure I’ve seen many airport down the local city high street, but the train station idea does seem popular. I think that might be something TLG might do if they release a minifig compatible expert train. Not sure how likely that is though. The last one I believe is highly sought after, but rare as rocking horse poop.
  10. jus1973

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Totally agree. In fact it’s release has made me seriously consider collecting the creator expert fairground rides, which I’d avoided until now. Just wondering where I might actually display them as my display area is already full with modular buildings.
  11. jus1973

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I wonder if the reason we’ve not seen one is because, certainly in Europe, a lot of police stations are not the most exciting buildings to look at, often being just concrete blocks. There are some lovely ones, of course, which tend to be older, but perhaps not one style which would sell well globally. There have been some great MOC police precincts, but they tend to follow US style.
  12. jus1973

    [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    I wasn’t completely blown over when I saw the release vid, but the more I looked, the more it grew on me. There’s some nice building techniques, simple but very effective, which I really enjoyed doing. Having slid it into my admittedly small layout, i think it’s just as worthy as any of the others. It lacks intricacy of architecture of assembly square say, but the clean lines of Art Deco make a welcome change from the boxy buildings in DO BB and AS.
  13. jus1973

    [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    Lego are usually pretty good at supplying missing parts. I’ve only had to do it a couple of times in the last ten years or so. If it’s becoming more common, then perhaps QC isn’t what it should be. Especially with spelling mistakes etc in stickers, and instructions having errant arrows.
  14. jus1973

    [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    I got mine on Friday, (waited for the free 60th set) and it too is missing Expert from the box, although the logo is present. It does say expert on the instruction book cover, however. Perhaps it’s a first box print run error. Also noticed on page 157 of the instructions, an errant arrow pointing to the left hand side white section, which neither connects to the parts box, or is even related to any build at that stage. Has anyone else seen this? I’m also going to look at trying to fit some booth style chairs and the window I think, as most diners in the US tend to have seats there. I think it’s missing them. Anyone else agree or is it just me again?
  15. jus1973

    10255 Assembly Square

    Sorry haven’t replied. I decided to take a eurobricks break. I quite like what you’ve done there. I think the left hand building could stand alone actually. The wider blue building is also really nice. Makes it seem much more complete somehow. Nice work. I don’t have the funds to buy 2 copies of each modular, my mods tend to be much more mundane.