PicnicBasketSam

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  1. PicnicBasketSam

    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    Well I don't know where those unfinished parts came from then (there's a couple of other ones I have since found in their proper folders), but deleting the files works for me.
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    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    I just downloaded Stephan's newest update and all the new parts and decorations seem to work but I now have this issue. The parts in question are 9062 Pullback Motor 9 x 4 x 2 1/3 With Studs on Front Top Surface and 9063 Pull Back 4 x 9 x 2.333 Axle Bush, which I believe are parts of an assembly that was added to LDD by LEGO themselves, and that some of the files have been misplaced - how do I fix this?
  3. PicnicBasketSam

    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    No problems with parts fitting into the inner curve now, at least in the sets it appears in. However, the issue of 1x4 plates still not fitting into the fuselage of 75273 persists - in the screenshot, the 1x1 tile fits in the space, but a 1x1 plate will not. I am not sure why this is. A stud on that plate doesn't come close to touching the curved brick.
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    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    Just tried to implement this one on the 2020 sets that use it and the collision behavior is very strange. In 80009 it works perfectly as the white wheelarches but won't fit at all in pink on the pig atop the roof, it appears to be colliding with one of the round pieces in the middle; in 75293 there are no issues fitting it around a very similar set of round pieces; and in 75273 it collides with the black 2x2 macaroni tiles as well as a light grey 1x4 plate on either side of the fuselage.
  5. PicnicBasketSam

    42113 Reconstruction Guide

    I have finished building the set in LDD, it took about 3 hours and 20 minutes. I'm using a few custom parts made by the great guys in the LDD Forum, but I don't have everything this set needs - I don't have a good replacement for the angular panels without significantly rearranging things, and I'm using combinations of existing parts to replace the linear clutch, rotor blades, and both the Control+ elements. LXF File Screenshot
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    As much as I'm annoyed and upset for this happening, as I was actually intending on buying this, if the instructions are actually posted online I'll probably just build it in LDD (there's a small group of people in the LDD Forum here that have figured out how to create and install new parts since LEGO has abandoned it) and move on with my life like I do with the vast majority of Technic sets. I would be very surprised if the black rotor blades, dumb Control+ battery box, and dark grey panels don't turn up in sets in 2021, or Bricks & Pieces later this year. It would honestly be just fine with me if this fiasco made LEGO stop doing licensed Technic sets as they seem to be directly responsible for the trend away from B-models, and most of the time they don't look very much like their source material unless they're huge. I know it's fun to whine about "cancel culture" when things literally get cancelled but given how minimal the outside pressure seems to be, I'm thinking that this was a very contentious product within LEGO and someone had a contingency plan ready to go at the first sign of trouble which we're now seeing take place.
  7. PicnicBasketSam

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    About the TIE Bomber - The original 4479 from 2003 had 230 pieces, or about 1.44 times the number of parts in the regular TIE Fighter sets sold around the same time - about 160. The last regular TIE Fighter was released two years ago for Solo had 519 pieces, so 1.44 times that comes out to approximately 750 pieces to do a TIE Bomber. That would probably be at least $89.99 US, maybe more like $110, because LEGO has priced their starfighters at truly exorbitant levels since 2015, but when they're asking $80 for the Soulless One or the TIE Dagger I don't see much a difference there. Where the designers might be looking instead, though, is the 75188 Resistance Bomber set from 2017 which ran $110 for 778 pieces, which a new TIE Bomber would probably be similar to in that regard... but that ship has like eight different places to put minifigures and some actual interior detail and a very clever bombing mechanism, and you're not going to get that with a TIE Bomber no matter how nice it is.
  8. PicnicBasketSam

    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    The short version is, you're not using the right search keywords. Most of the dinosaur parts from 2012-2015 are in there. Search for "Animal No. 2." and the Pteranodon parts come up, No. 3 for the Velociraptor, No. 5 for the T. rex, No. 23 for parts of the Indominus Rex (although none of them work properly) No. 24 for the head of the Dilophosaurus. The Coelophysis is in there too under the name "Stud Insert F.Animal 2.nd Shot." The Triceratops and anything introduced in more recent Jurassic World sets aren't there but it's possible that someone will add them in the future.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Somebody gave me the Death Star Cannon in December and I think the reason it doesn't sell is that it's not good. It's two extremely miniaturized pieces of the death star put together in a way that doesn't make much sense, all you can do is turn the reactor off and fire the cannon at nothing, it doesn't represent a really iconic moment or even look all that good as a display model (it's WAY too small to play with minifigures around, you can't even properly stand Obi-Wan next to the reactor) so I'm at a loss as to what this set is supposed to be and it's probably one of the most boring sets in this theme in recent memory. I think my favorite set of this September wave is easily the Razor Crest. It's expensive, sure, and the interior is sparse, but that's an easy fix - aside from that it looks like a really great representation of the onscreen vehicle, it comes with a decent number of minifigures plus a Baby Yoda (speaking of which, putting him in a $130 set almost a full year after his introduction is a real dick move), there's tons of room inside, it's not a remake or reissue, and it's decently minifigure scaled. They seem to have done a great job with this. Weird that there isn't more of a presence for The Rise of Skywalker in this summer wave. I looked on Brickset at all the sets that have been made for it and while I don't think that movie is very good and there aren't many scenes or locations in it that lend themselves well to LEGO sets, and just making vehicles that have seconds of screentime is probably the best thing to do, it feels like there are gaping holes in the lineup. I think you need a Rey/Kylo Ren lightsaber duel and a Rey/Palpatine final showdown at the very least, but since this breaks the trend of not putting any of the main characters in the same set or in relatively inexpensive sets (Pasaana Speeder Chase, with Rey and BB-8, is the only one that costs less than $70) it wouldn't surprise me if those never got made.
  10. PicnicBasketSam

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm not aware of any bad business around him, I just don't like his videos much anymore.
  11. PicnicBasketSam

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I watched just2good's review and am reminded why I unsubbed years ago, but that's not the point... never have I seen a 1200 piece flagship action theme set have so little going on. He said in his wrap up that he didn't think anything had to really be compromised and I don't think that could be further from the truth. Squashing a roughly minifig size helicarrier into this price point while also having action features, interior space, and looking somewhat decent has been proved by this set to be an impossible task, it's been compromised six ways to Sunday. Burying all the gears inside the model (which wasn't even followed through on, as there are bright red ones clearly visible inside the prison compartment) has shoved out most of the interior space and made all the surroundings way too blocky and linking it all to a wheel in the exact center of the model instead of a discreet crank on the back doesn't make much sense to me and suggests a target audience too young to actually put this thing together. The cannon is fine but it makes no sense at all to stick in the middle of a runway, and the jail cell looks so unfinished (why isn't there a turntable under that radar dish?) inside and out that it seems like a large number of pieces had to be removed to get this thing under budget... it genuinely amazes me how much worse this is than all of the assorted Quinjets. I really wonder how much this expensive, poorly designed, non-MCU-themed set is going to sell...
  12. PicnicBasketSam

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Good point on the blue stripe. I also think the shape of the bottom disc part is all wrong, and a single spring loaded shooter next to the totally blank blue curved part completely misses at representing the missile launchers, but I don't know else to do that section of the model without substantially changing the scale or printing on the curved parts. I think that's a fair value proposition for the Night Buzzard, still would like to see more pictures of it though. But Grevious' ship... the previous edition had 454 pieces, $49.99, 3 minifigs (including basically the exact same Grievous figure, which was brand new then), a little side build, and pretty much looked the same 10 years ago. It's a dead horse to complain about star wars lego getting more expensive over time but that is blatantly absurd. The jump in size, screen accuracy, complexity, quality of the Grievous figure, number of pieces and figures, and price from the 2007 to the 2010 version of this thing was very dramatic; aside from different figures they've dropped the side build and added probably about 60 parts to the main model, so there's probably some improvement there although it does appear to be slightly smaller. $79.99 is well outside the realm of reason.
  13. PicnicBasketSam

    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Just saw the catalog pics. Not intimately familiar with the actual computer model but the new AAT looks very wrong to me, it's practically a microfighter next to the 2009 version... grievous' ship looks good but they've added $30/35 EUR to the price with seemingly nothing added to the model, anyone have a part count on that one? Knights of Ren ship looks very good but I'm worried it's going to either cost way too much or have almost zero interior space, or both
  14. PicnicBasketSam

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    They're definitely up now.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I built the new Helicarrier in LDD this morning and while I didn't like it very much from the pictures, actually putting it together and then comparing it to the UCS one makes it seem actively horrible. It's an ugly brick that costs $120 and doesn't do anything or have any useful room inside. The top side is way too cluttered to serve as a runway, it's so aggressively square and blocky that the rotors are sticking up two full bricks above their surroundings, most of the interior is eaten up by a very simple Technic mechanism that should have been omitted but definitely could have been smaller, what interior is present is inefficiently configured and completely devoid of detail... the whole thing just seems too small. Every Quinjet model could do more, had more room inside, and looked better than this. I think the minifigures and the little aircraft are perfectly fine but I can't find any redeeming qualities to the main build, it seems to have very little display or play value if any at all.