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  1. jus1973

    [MOC] Old Town Tower

    That’s lovely. Some great details both inside and out. I love the tower, and have been tinkering with inserting one into my build, albeit more grey castle style than yours.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I can’t see them dropping an Ideas set into the winter village range. That would be like dropping an ideas set straight into the Modulars range.
  3. I’ve not seen or heard anything for that kind of ride. I’d heard rumours of a pirate ship a while back, but it’s all gone quiet now. The haunted house was released by now, so I’m beginning to wonder if we’re going to get one this year at all. I hope we do. Perhaps it’ll be a November/early December release to bag Christmas wish lists?
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Whilst my town has a fair few ‘vespas’ but few motorbikes, I’ll probably give these a miss, unless discounted at some point, although I would like a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ club house somehow. On a different note, have just seen the new Technic sets, and love the new heavy duty tow truck. I don’t buy Technic anymore, but would love a City version to be made. I know we had one before but I missed it, and have been MOCing my own off and on for a while, with mixed results.
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    LEGO Titanic 2021 Rumour

    Lifeboats will be sold separately.
  6. I picked up the castle, and can say its well worth every penny. With it being modular, to a certain degree, it lends itself to being extended quite well. I’m just working in some MODs atm. The Ferris wheel was an odd one for me, as its just like a shrunken down version of the expert model. No sign of an expert fairground this year, so maybe that’s all we’re going to get.
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    Lego 10290 Pickup Truck

    Like others have said, its a lovely looking build, but really odd that its come with no fixed make and model. All the other créateur expert cars have been identified as something specific. Looks like it might have been based on something real, but the licence fell through, or the company involved felt it wasn’t quite good enough to put their name on it. I’ve not purchased any of the other expert cars, although the missus bought me Ecto 1 for Christmas. I would like the DB5 and Mustang but i know if I bought them, id end up wanting the whole collection, and I can’t afford that and Modulars and fairground ranges too.
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    7 improvements for the new creator castle

    Is it not possible to hang the door on the outside, and have it swinging outwards too. Not quite as clean, but more in keeping. Having built this IRL now, I appreciate that some parts usage is down to the need to be 3 in 1 i think. The tree is a prime example, as a better tree can be made with other brick choices. I would have preferred it if TLG ditched the Dragon/Wyvern and put those bricks into a higher tower, or central courtyard instead. That’s something I’m loooking to do in my MOD, along with adding a couple of generic wall sections, which hopefully could be added to make the castle deeper, or possibly L shaped if i can get it to work right. An armoury is needed inside on one of these walls, and I’m thinking about what to put on the other.
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    [HELP] Any ideas for Curtains for 10278 1st floor?

    With the two vertical plates at either side, you can build curtains quite easily using any number of plates and tiles. Should be fairly simple, using these kind of plates. https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catID=583
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Not sure when that was released, but it probably reflected the notion that there was a fair bit of violence at football matches in the 80s and 90s.
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I saw that too, and got excited for a fairground release, and then realised it said Star Wars in the box. Whilst I have the UCS MF, the rest of the range is not of interest to me really.
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Part of me hopes for kits for specific models, but I think these will be poor sellers when compared to a generic lighting kit, and possibly more expensive to set up, with different boxes, instruction printing etc. Maybe it’ll be generic kits, and then digital instructions using probably more than one kit for each of the big builds, like Modulars or Fairground. I do wonder if there will have to be special plates, with metal embedded, like we had in the dim and distant past too.
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I, for one, would welcome a slightly lower priced Fairground set, maybe along the lines of the Fairground Mixer set, which I completely missed out on. I feel the fairground needs some smaller stalls and amusements to populate the spaces between the big four rides. I’ve dropped the UFO carousel in, and have the pirate coaster to somehow fit in too, but its lacking closeness, so perhaps we’ll get these this year, which will no doubt disappoint some.
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    [MOC] Modular School

    An epic build with some amazing details. Congrats on capturing the high school style in every possible way. Superb.
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    [MOC] Modular Chinese Restaurant

    That’s fantastic, and certainly complements the garden, which I picked up to go next to my Palace Cinema. Might be looking to build something inspired by your excellent efforts here, now that I’ve seen this.
  16. Moving this thread along a bit, are there any MODs that owners have made to improve the shuttle. I am still building it, and am tempted to not place the ‘Discovery’ name stickers at an angle, as the originals are parallel to the fuselage. I’m also looking if the small gaps in the wings underneath can be filled using a black cheese wedge somehow, like the upper surface is. I’m also going to look at getting other payloads if i can find out more about what Discovery carried.
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    Star Bird 1978 - Instructions Now Available

    Blast from the past this. I had one, as well as the base, and the baddies ship too. As i recall, the grey fins at the rear separated and became little fighter ships. You’ve done a brilliant job of getting this brick built.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    I wasn’t aware it was a Lego Exclusive. I purchased mine in Manor (A Swiss chain of department stores like John Lewis in the UK), and have seen it in a couple of other places here in the UK too? Perhaps its not a Lego Exclusive in all countries? Is this common?
  19. Hi all, As per the title, is there any value in vintage lego. I’ve acquired a few old sets, some with 3 digit numbers, and some that don’t appear to have numbers on the instructions, but I’m not sure what to do with them. If there’s value in them, (just bricks and instructions) then I’ll sort, build and maybe consider selling on. If not, then the bricks can join my collection. Any thoughts or ideas?
  20. jus1973

    Is there any value in vintage lego?

    Thanks for the advice. I didn’t think brick link went back that far. Looking at most, they’re not worth much, so the parts will enter the brick bins for regular building.
  21. I too am so totally annoyed at the outcome of this. Feel like there must have been only a few hundred of these sets, and most of them appear to have been had by scalpers for future eBay sales. Grrrrr. I thought the VIP system mean this reduced this problem. Apparently not.
  22. They are a little shy of being a perfect fit, yes, I’ve got two 60cm wide ones, side by side, and have left a gap at the edge, but you can get different sized tops, some of which are 75cm wide, which will almost fit 3 base plates exactly.
  23. I feel your pain on this one. I had 2 different units for my original ‘street’ and ended up using lego manuals, flattened boxes and all sorts to get it level, Now I use the Ikea Linnmon table tops, with Adils legs. These work out at between £16 and £25 depending on the length you go for. These have adjustable feet on the end of the legs which is a massive help with this issue. They’re also quite light and easy to move. Once in their permanent place, you can also use cheap straight mending plates to strap them together on the underside.