LAKAbricks

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    MOC Double-decker coach in the style of 60051

    To me, the train looks like an EMU, electric multiple unit, so no need of a power unit. The train also seems to be built with the Danish designed "rubber nose" found on the Danish IC3 and IR4 trains, the Danish-Swedish Øresund Train as well as on some Belgian and Spanish trains.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    From the pictures, I feel quite sure it is the normal 6 studs gauge.
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    Ballabreek 2020

    Curious! Here in Denmark we also have a dolphin visiting our waters. It's on the border to the Baltic Sea. It has been named "Delle", as the Danish word for dolphin is "delfin". Delle, though, also means "roll of fat". I like how you manage to include actual events into Ballabreek, greg3.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Nevertheless LEGO sets are often less expensive in Germany than in Denmark, as pointed out in the examples given. On a European scale Denmark is quite expensive when it comes to LEGO. Personally I found it worth carrying home a Modular building from Germany to Denmark.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I do not see it says that the set will be released today (13 July), only that it will be released this year. The information is updated today.
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    What happened to Bricks & Pieces?

    If I do remember right, my previous orders were also delivered from Germany. Today I have received a nice answer from LEGO Customer Service. It is explained that there is an issue with checking out. Hence the service has been temporarily cancelled for most countries, until the problem has been solved. It ought to be up and running again within a few days. - It is, however, not explained why it is possible to make orders from certain countries...
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    What happened to Bricks & Pieces?

    Well... It seems so, as I have not seen this note. At least I will cross my fingers that it is the case...
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    New VIP system

    Well... It did not take long from I explored the new system until I wrote an email to customer service uttering my dissatisfaction regarding the new coupon system, as well as the new geographical limitation on buying bricks from Bricks & Pieces where only residents of four (4) countries can buy there now. I think it is great that points can be spend on other things now (not that I plan to do that), but this whole coupon system seems very annoying and certainly not very clear.
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    What happened to Bricks & Pieces?

    I just noticed the exact same thing. Not even here in Denmark - home of TLG - we can order bricks from Bricks and Pieces anymore. I was saving my points to spend them here. This is very disappointing! EDIT/addition: They have already received an email from me regarding this issue.
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    Planes designs that need improvement

    Regarding the doors on the starboard side of the aircraft, they are typically used as service doors, eg. for catering. And of course as emergency exits. Almost all aircraft have doors on the starboard side mirroring the port side doors, though there are exceptions. Almost all regional jets and turboprops only have doors on the port side and so does the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/B717 family. These aircraft often have a smaller service door at the galley.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It seems a lot of people do not connect Christmas with the fire brigade. At least here in Denmark it is not unusual that Father Christmas/Santa Claus is arriving in a fire truck when it is time to light the Christmas tree on the town square. Eventually he is using the ladder or lift to get up to the top of the tree. When I was a child in the 80s it was not uncommon in my hometown that a vintage fire truck was going around in the city centre with children - and Father Christmas in the front seat. At the yearly World Santa Claus Congress held in July at the Danish amusement park Bakken there is a parade including Santa Clauses from around the world - and fire trucks. So here the fire brigade is indeed connected to Christmas.
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    What’s your Railway called?

    Back in the 90s I did not have any LEGO train sets, except 166 Flat Wagon. So instead I drew a lot of trains, Inter-City trains, regional trains, metro/suburban trains. They were operated by LJ Legolands Jernbaner, meaning Legoland's Railways. LJ was serving the island state of Legoland (surprise ) with the capital called Legoby (Lego Town/City). Nowadays I have some trains, but no new name... So I guess I am still sticking to LJ. Though my trams probably are operated by LET Legobytrafikken (Legoby Transport). "Let" means easy in Danish.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    After seeing a part of the "Jul i juli" (Play on words in Danish meaning Christmas in July) at a funfair, I am quite a bit in a Christmas mood. There was a parade of the Father Christmases/Santa Clauses from around the world who take part in the yearly World Congress for Father Christmases. Restaurants and rides are decorated and there is a Christmas market. And it all in 28 degrees Celsius and sunshine. Now I have an idea how it is to celebrate Christmas on the Southern hemisphere So now I am really looking forward to see what this year's Winter Village set will be. In general, I hope for new sets every year, even though I only have a few of the sets. But should it be a result of the post office, I will not complain. In case the set is not that interesting, I hope to get last year's train station.
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    Ballabreek 2018

    Officer Bill Und... As always you manage to make a story of new sets and trends in LEGO. I like the moderne remake of the 600 "Copcar". Such a shame I missed the show back then Is it available on Netbrix? Actually it is funny to see that 600 Police Car - where the minifig is not able to be seated in the car - was release the same year as 621 Police Car which both seats the police officer and has doors that open. - These two types of cars were release side by side until 1981. Hereafter only cars that did seat minifigs were released.
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    LEGO 60197 Passenger Train

    Well... I think I like it. Normally I am not too crazy about the big nose parts, but this could be a better one. Not least with a windshield that looks like LEGO. It is nice to see that there is an onboard bistro or maybe even restaurant. It is not often we see that nowadays. I hope it has a different interior compared to the passenger coach. The train is quite AFOL friendly, as you just have to buy two sets in order to have a full train with four coaches and two locomotives without any MODing needed. This is also a double-edged sword, though, as most AFOLs most likely cannot accept half a train and hence have to boy two sets I look forward to see more pictures of this - and the other new trains.
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    Ballabreek 2018

    You always see the potential in new sets, Greg3. Balloon Bash... Great use of the balloons - in all shapes and sizes.
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    MOC: Corporate Plaza

    I can only agree with the others. You have (once again) made a fantastic looking skyscraper. And that being said by someone who is not that crazy about those high buildings. But, Wooootles, you have an for making architectural details that make the buildings interesting. I look forward to seeing the interiors.
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    What Causes Lego Bricks to Deteriorate?

    Many of the clips on my flags from Castle and Pirates (80s/90s) broke already in my childhood. I remember attaching them with sticky tape and maybe even glue to continue using them. From what I have been reading about storing LEGO in plastic bags, I consider stop using it. And for the plastic bins I mainly use, I thing about making some air holes for ventilation. I do not know if the problem is existing, it just to be on the safe side
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    [mod] A more streamlined Diner

    Oh! This is how Downtown Diner should have looked from the beginning! I like the Modern Streamline part of the DD, and I also like the façade of the main building. But I do not think they fit together and wish the whole building was designed in Modern Streamline. You have made it a complete building, cimddwc. This is so much how it ought to be. Besides that, I am with the others - I also prefer the three storey version of the building.
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    Ballabreek 2018

    It is nice to see that Ballabreek has made it through the holidays. It is nice to see an updated overview of the village. Much have changed through the years. I do not think there is much left of the Ballabreek I started to follow years ago, Greg3 And even though it has grown from the original six baseplates, you manage to make the village such a lively and vibrant place on such a (relatively) small space due to all your updates and stories. I just wonder how I can have missed the 2018 updates on your lovely little village, Greg3. I guess I have not been visiting Eurobricks that much... Looking forward to see what 2018 will bring Ballabreek.
  21. I do agree that the selection of Castle and Pirates and "compatible" sets has been rather small the last years. Luckily the sets from The LEGO Ninjago movie gives us a few that are interesting in this way. I am for example planning on getting 70608 Master Falls which I think almost screams "Pirates". - I also think the buildings from Elves can provide a good base for houses for Castle and Pirates, though you will have to find use for quite a few alternatively coloured bricks... I did mention some of the "older" themes as examples of themes/sets you can buy even though you have no interest in the theme itself. As newer examples it could be Ninjago or some the superheroes' sets, they often provide small shops or parts of bigger places, like factories. Friends is also good for this.
  22. The economic downturn is not applying to TLG alone. According to Danish news sites, also American giants Hasbro and Mattel have experienced economic downturns. It seems it is more of a trend in the industry. Whether customers have found out they have toys for the next decades already, are beginning to buy second-hand, or they are turning to alternatives, that is a question to be answered. When it comes to the themes of LEGO, I see themes - and I do not see themes. What I mean is that I buy sets I find interesting whether or not they are part of a theme I find interesting. For example I bought 7985 City of Atlantis with its giant crustacea, even though I had absolutely no interest in the theme itself. But the set provided so many great bricks for building a Roman/Greek/Hellenistic or other classic building, I just had to have the set. In the same manner, I have sets from themes like Indiana Jones (Oriental market), Prince of Persia (Middle Eastern buildings), Friends (lots of shops and details), Ninjago (great details and super for Asian buildings) and Marvel Super Heroes (details). So even though I am only into classic themes like town/city, castle and pirates, I find sets from other themes interesting, even though I do not find the theme interesting in its own right. So still plenty of sets to put on the wishlists. I cannot buy them all
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    What did you buy today?

    "Create The World" has hit The Danish Coop stores. Connected to this the stores offer a handful of polybags at DKK 20 which is even lower than the standard rate of CFMs. So I bought myself - not the Create the World set, but two polybags: - 30351 Police Helicopter (I want a modern version of a police helicopter) - 30353 Tractor (always nice to have, not least with a snowplough) Both sets I find are decent builds with a nice selection of parts. Not least for the price.
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    10259 Winter Village Station

    The Danish price is DKK 649 which equals €87 - and LEGO even comes from here... Even without VAT it is still more expensive than in the UK. Besides that, I like the station. I think it is a nice building, I like the corner tower. I agree it is rather small, but I think it fits a village. It might also work as a revived station for a modern tram line. The bus is a very well made vehicle.
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    Custom LEGO Music Shop

    Looks like a mini version of JANGBRiCK's music store (WIP). I like the size of your store, though. It is good for those of us not having the same amount of space as some famous MOC'ers have got.