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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Blu-ray release date has been announced, it's March 27th.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. LDD 4.3.11 Update Discussion

    The new gallery hasn't rolled out yet, which makes me think they'll officially release a modified version of 4.3.11 with that and this was an accident. LDD is running normally for me with nothing coming up on the loading screen at all, so I won't mess with anything until this weird situation resolves itself.
  13. 2018 Creator Sets

    Not that I'm disagreeing, but I do think LEGO has a reason for making a lot of minifigure-scaled Creator sets... and I bet that reason is something like "kids like sets that can work with minifigures AND have alternate model instructions provided." Now, I can't stand the modular sets, it seems like a stupid gimmick and it makes all of the houses really boring in their design, but the idea of adding more playability to make buildings more interesting to kids is solid. That said... I'll be sad if we only get minifigure-scaled models from here on out, this is the only theme besides Technic that makes things in different scales or just normal buildings.
  14. Should we still be expecting this thing to drop in the next week?
  15. LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    I found the pictures, I really like the builds except for the new Falcon... the new color scheme and the weird shape of the nose don't do it for me, and it's incredibly expensive... Otherwise it's a great little lineup of sets, I'll certainly be getting that TIE Fighter.