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  1. PicnicBasketSam

    What was the last movie you watched?

    Incredibles 2. I thought it was amazing and better than anything else I've seen in a theater this year.
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    Star Wars

    Solo is really entertaining, despite a few really eye-roll-worthy moments and overall bad pacing. Alden Ehrenreich did a great job as Han, and Lando and Chewie pretty much steal the movie. The fanservice is there but not overly intrusive most of the time, unlike Rogue One (which is much worse than this, in my opinion). I absolutely love that Lando has an entire large closet just full of capes.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    I absolutely love the new X-Wing design and it's probably the best Star Wars set of the year. Maybe it's just me but I think it looks even better than the UCS one or either Sequel Trilogy version. The Jedi Starfighter looks really good too and I'll probably get it first because it's actually cheaper than every other recent Jedi Starfighter (of either variety) that LEGO has made, while also being the best-designed one of them.
  4. PicnicBasketSam

    What was the last movie you watched?

    Ready Player One. Highly recommend this one in theaters just on the basis of how amazing the visuals are, but it is a very well-done movie, carrying on the proud tradition of Spielberg adapting mediocre books into great movies. It also has MechaGodzilla fighting The Iron Giant and a Gundam so, you know, there's that. Side note, given that a sizable majority of this thing is inside the virtual reality world, would it be considered eligible for any Best Animated Feature awards?
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Annihilation. It's on Netflix now in most of the world, which is a shame because it absolutely deserves to be seen in a theater. It's mostly slow-burn and weird, building up to a complete mind screw of a climax that is just wonderfully done but will leave almost everyone confused. It does make a lot more sense than the book, which is also brilliant but differs greatly in plot and has such a strange final 50 pages I cannot describe what even happens in it.
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    Do you buy toys other than LEGO?

    I got a COBI P-51C Mustang scale model today for $30, with 250 pieces. It's a very well-designed, high-quality model, and not at all derivative of LEGO. It's a design they would never touch and at least half the piece shapes in the set are unique to them, although they are very compatible with LEGO parts. I'll upload some pictures later if anyone wants, the figure is pretty ugly but seated inside the cockpit he's kind of hard to see. The plane itself is quite a bit larger than expected, it's approximately 11 inches long with a 13-inch wingspan, and it comes with a nice display stand with a printed plaque. Just a few of the details are stickers, but unfortunately, three of them are over a large number of parts. For a scale model that I'll probably never disassemble I don't mind, but for a LEGO-like product it kind of hurt to put those ones on. COBI makes two different P-51 Mustangs so, to clarify, this is the model I now am the proud owner of. https://cobi.pl/en/small-army-ww2/aircrafts/north-american-p-51c-mustang,art,8751.html
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Baby Driver. One of the most enjoyable movies I've seen from the past few years, I really need to check out Edgar Wright's other filmography... it should absolutely win the Oscar for Best Film Editing, by the way, this thing is brilliantly put together.
  8. Blu-ray release date has been announced, it's March 27th.
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    LDD 4.3.11 Update Discussion

    I tried to build 17101 Creative Toolbox today, only to discover both of the new motor parts are missing the actual spinning axle hole needed to attach anything. I suppose it's possible to slide an axle in anyway, but it's still an irritating modelling error. The medium motor doesn't have a plug either, but that doesn't bug me as much.
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Logan. I didn't love it quite as much as most of the Internet seems to but it is a fantastic movie, and ends the X-Men franchise so well I wish they would give the main series a rest and just make more interesting spin-offs like this and Deadpool. But no, we're still getting another prequel in November...
  11. New gallery is up now, it doesn't look like you can upload LXF files to it anymore, just images. The LDD microsite is under a different name (lego.com./en-us/ldd) and all links to the old one redirect to LEGO's homepage or LEGO Life. Also, for some reason, 4 MOCs I made at least four years ago have appeared in it with a posted date of August 2014, a point at which I didn't even have LDD. I have no idea how this is possible.
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    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    3600 piece Bugatti Chiron? I'm intrigued. If I could read German I could probably get some more useful information from Zusammengebaut's Twitter feed. I expect something even better than the 42056 Porsche set for how much this will probably cost.
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    LDD 4.3.11 Update Discussion

    The old gallery is still there, as is the promise of "a new gallery coming soon" on the LDD microsite...
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    LDD 4.3.11 Update Discussion

    I hate to double post but I just noticed the "send to LEGO.com" button has been completely removed...
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    LDD 4.3.11 Update Discussion

    The bar isn't too wide, the problem is that it naturally connects a tiny bit off-center. If you scaffold, say, a 1x4 panel exactly under it, it can attach properly. Also, the large Nexo Knights canopy has the same issue- it's easier to deal with that, though, because it has studs on top and it's very easy to snap it back onto the grid.