That Orange Thing

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  1. That Orange Thing

    Super Mario 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    There are pictures with the parts bag for the NES set with a 2017 date printed on it and others reporting that they have seen this set being shown off years ago. It seems this set may have been produced a while back and held back for some reason. If that is true all those large reddish brown plates will disintegrate once the bag is opened
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    Well I hope my comments were not taken taken personally as I was making comments aimed at the forum in general. This is a great place to discuss our hobby we enjoy and It's only natural we have differing views on it and we are free to express them here. My only gripes of late are users complaining that a set is not as good as a moc or that a set looks too "blocky". The moc point has been discussed already but to call a set too blocky is just as puzzling to me as I have an architectural background and was taught to always celebrate the materials used and not hide them. I sometimes think people would be better off building airfix model kits of modelling in clay if the blocky nature of a set is so disappointing.
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    I think a number of people on this site have fallen into the bad habit of comparing new lego releases with mocs that have been created. Comparing a labour of love that is often large, expensive and sometimes a little fragile to a lego set that has very tight constraints on build time, price, pieces and stability is almost redundant. The release of the Razor Crest was a prime example of this and what lego designs produce given their briefs is often impressive. Having said all that I think the front on picture of the stormtrooper should have been on the front of the box as it shows off the helmet much better
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    [MOC] M12 Power Walker

    It looks like one of the technic 2x2 bricks with balls. Try searching part number 57908 on bricklink Also, I didn't see this first time round, great little build
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    Updating Your Minifigs

    Holy smokes, now that's how you make an entrance. They look incredible but my brain is melting just thinking of the cost to put those together. Then to top it off you casually drop in hundreds of troops just out of focus you sneaky tease. Do you have a flickr account or somewhere to view what is no doubt an epic collection?
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    Updating Your Minifigs

    I managed to pick up a couple of the Mandalorian battle packs so my clan has expanded. I have spent a lot of time trying to create unique looking figures from other parts and this is still work in progress as I hope to buy more body parts and helmets I don't yet own. Mandalorian 1 by That Orange Thing, on Flickr Mandalorian 3 by That Orange Thing, on Flickr Mandalorian 9 by That Orange Thing, on Flickr Mandalorian 5 by That Orange Thing, on Flickr Mandalorian 7 by That Orange Thing, on Flickr Mandalorian 11 by That Orange Thing, on Flickr
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    Nebulon-B Escort frigate MOC - album in comments

    A great rendition at a great scale. 99.9% of people on this site will look at the other larger mocs of the nebulon with great envy but this scale opens up the possibility of building the ship to most people (if there are any instructions, obviously). I would agree with m4st3rt3ch that the engines could be changed out but have you thought about changing a couple of the pods at the front to different colours such as sand green and tan to bring a bit more colour? You could also add some wedge plates to the spine of that front module to break up the dry stone wall look the repeating tiles and curves give it. It really is a great build and i'm just throwing out a few tinkering ideas I would do once built like i would with official sets.
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    The ManDelorean

    Really clever and fun build with some really great part use. I especially like the minifig use on the the shoulders and knees.
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    [MOC] Star Wars: The X-Wing Story

    Given the amount of force imparted on it, the x-wing held up really well. I just have to look at my UCS falcon funny and a dozen or so pieces fall off. The mad scientist in me would love to see a video of an x-wing sold by Lego man handled in such a way for comparison.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It looks like Lego is shifting the pricing of its sets. Larger play sets are now heading towards UCS prices of recent years but scrimping on the piece count. Leaving the door open for "mega" USC to get released with eye watering prices. The falcon and the upcoming Star Destroyer will be proof of that. If people are buying them, it makes good business sense.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Yes, Lego is expensive but that's no huge revelation to members of this forum. A USC version would cost more than this. Look on the bright side, it has at least 3 mini figures that are normally held back for UCS sets.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The stickers seem to be several smaller stickers attached to the cone rather that one large sticker which should make them easier to apply. I think they learned their lesson with the x-wing cockpit sticker.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It's a perfectly serviceable rendition of the ship for me. The fins look less awkward than I first thought and I'm sure the middle section can be modded to add the Vader corridor fight. All those on instagram saying disappointed need to realise you are not going to get ucs level details or size at playset prices.
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    Question Land Speeder sets 75173 vs 75052

    I had to move house because of a serious fire that left my collection really smoke and water damaged so I'm slowly rebuilding but it's taking a long time. The cantina is in the parts bin for a long time as it's an ongoing project to combine all the cantina sets I own in to a much larger moc.
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    Question Land Speeder sets 75173 vs 75052

    I have owned both and are both now in the parts bin but I can say without doubt 75173 is better. Its an evolution of the cantina set and is much more refined in its design. A couple of upgrades on the 75173 version that stood out were the more accurate curved tiles on the front and the engine pods were a lot more stable if I remember correctly. 75052 is a nice set but it was overpriced at release and has only become more overpriced on the secondary market after it was retired.