Trent

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  • Birthday 09/15/84

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  1. What did you buy today?

    Thanks guys. :) You got it right, PROlego. :) I read the discontinuation speculation on another Lego fansite, although it was only speculation. It seemed to be backed up at the time by the fact that the online stock had dwindled, but I saw last night that it was back on pre-order. I was surprised that they'd let it go prior to Halloween, but I thought maybe they had limited stock and resellers had done a run on it...evidently it's bounced back!
  2. What did you buy today?

    This isn't quite what I bought, but I am so thrilled, I have to share it here. I have a bunch of brilliant mates that I met online, and we're all spread about across the country. It was a significant birthday for me recently (with a 0 at the end ;)) - and as part of my celebrations, I'd arranged to meet with a few of them. It turns out that as a group (so many more than those who I saw), they'd banded together and bought me the Haunted House as a present. :O I was absolutely astonished, and completely thrilled, as I had bought nearly every other item on my wishlist, and had reluctantly let the Haunted House go as I couldn't afford it. I saw online that it was likely to be discontinued, and it was with a heavy heart that I didn't buy it (I didn't have enough money) - so my jaw dropped when I saw they'd all banded together and bought it for me. As I said, I wouldn't ordinarily post something like this, but I was so thrilled....I still can't quite believe it now! I am super lucky to have such wonderful and thoughtful friends. :)
  3. The new autumn forum skin

    Fantastic; great work. :)
  4. When I first got back into Lego, I was always slightly put out by the idea of people hoarding sets...Lego was sold to be built, and it felt like a shame that nobody was enjoying the set. Nowadays, I'm used to how Lego sells in cycles and that sometimes you have to pull the trigger on a set before you would've ordinarily purchased it. Maybe you see it on sale, or maybe it's about to end...but sometimes this happens before you can really afford your next purchase. That's why I have a few sets that are unbuilt - a great sale came around, or an EOL announcement hit, and I had to purchase those sets before I meant to. I also have one set that I thought was a good deal, so I bought it, but actually I didn't need two of them. I think I had designs on selling it, but it feels like too much of an effort. ...and I have a train set that's unbuilt - I bought a train set and loved motorising it, so I bought another with the intention of making a large railway...but that's gone on hold whilst I sort my Lego room. I think I would be amazed if you'd told me when I bought it that it would still be sitting unopened now. ...and then sometimes you get caught in a quandry. Let's say you get a great deal in March. You hoard the set until September because you wouldn't have bought it until September if it hadn't been on offer. Only now it's gone up in value. So now what do you do?
  5. Favorite childhood theme?

    Pirates. I can still remember saving up my pocket money/birthday money to buy Broadside's Brig to go along with my Forbidden Island.
  6. [MOC] Captain Redbeard (Roger) Maxifig

    I absolutely love this MOC. If you don't fancy going down the CUUSOO route, is there any way we could convince you to release the LDD file? I'd love to build him. :)
  7. This is amazing. It's a fantastic overall model, but the little features really make it stand out - I particularly love the angels.
  8. MOC: Blooming Blossoms (Modular Building)

    This is awesome. :) I particularly love the plants and the back of the build...but it's fantastic all around.
  9. This is an awesome thread. Great project. :)
  10. Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Fantastic - that's a huge help. :)
  11. Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Does anybody have an idea on how many litres an average 'adult' set takes up? I'm thinking of breaking up my modulars, Tower Bridge, Queen Anne's Revenge, all of my 80s Pirates collection, MMV, Joust, Lighthouse and all of the recent houses (e.g. Apple Tree House, Hillside House, Log Cabin etc). I know they're all wildly different sizes, but does anyone know what sort of size box they'd each require? I'm trying to decide between buying individual boxes (e.g. a 5 litre sandwich box) and putting a set loose in each, or putting all of the pieces into freezer bags and then lumping all of those bags into a huge box. (I've always had my built Lego on display, but now I have so much all over the house and in the Lego room, I can't actually see any of the table to build on!) Any insight would be really appreciated.
  12. Attack of Native Americans

    Great work - and the bison are very well built! I really like the interior details, such as the bookcase, and the landscaping is very well done - the touches of different tan bricks add a lot.
  13. MOC: History of the World

    This is wonderful. I thought the individual scenes were really well done, and I was really surprised to see the map of the world on the back - a very well thought out detail that adds a lot. I love the progression of the build...fab work!
  14. Lord's London Underground tube station

    Fantastic work. As the others have said, I'm also not a fan of modifying bricks, but I can understand why and think you've done it sympathetically to the build. I also love the touch of the poster of the tube map.
  15. I love your underground train builds. Great work. :)