Matti

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  1. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Is that the Basilisk?… Hahaha Sorry, but the one from 2002 is way better. Still, the new one is brick built tho, so that gets a couple of ++
  2. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Great to see this theme back from the vaults! Definitely a timeless theme. Many of the things changed from the previous releases 10-15 years back in time are good, in my opinion. especially wands in the correct size! I remember when i was a kid, i used to cut the bars in half with a wire cutter, just to get a more correct size.. ;)
  3. I've come to the conclusion that i will never own this box set. Its too expensive and too limited. Everything surrounding it is like a thick fog of mystery and despair.. Though i must admit, the design is intriguing and the new modifications done to this model is quite tasteful. Everyone loves the falcon. The design is great! I feel like the most desirable part about this set is constructing the base and interior. I've always loved turning the inside out on models! LEGO has officially released the instructions manual online, and with that in my hands, i have begun constructing the interior design and will slowly work my way outwards to the hull of the ship.. I have a huge amount of parts in my collection, bare that in mind. But i will like to make an example of how this falcon can be constructed without buying a box set using all spare parts from sets i´ve bought over the years. There are over 7000 parts, but most of these parts are generic lego pieces, a smaller percentage are special pieces and only a handful are unique to this set. I've been "bricklinking" the newest rounded tiles and some other pieces. Some special technique pieces are needed in a 40+ quantity which is tough. Right now i'm on a 40 euro budget and having acquired almost all the needed pieces foe the first round (which is about half of the ship). Lets see how it goes. You can all, of course, laugh at my attempt, should it fail… I will at the same time attempt to add some mods and new building techniques along the way, to make it even more the way i want it
  4. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    My moneys on a 500 euro platform for the ucs falcon to land on. And maybe a new and updated Lando mini if we all behave nicely.
  5. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    So.. Whats the deal with the designer video - does it exist?
  6. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Interesting build But it lacks charm First of all i don't like how the whole theme and story is way too caricatured. An american styled diner is a little old to be honest… Pancakes and roller skating waitresses? its very un-stylish. The 10 other modulars have been pretty good at presenting simple themes in an interesting way. and I was so sad to se the old faces go.. I absolutely loved the old styled faces in the modulars. It really made sense! Facial expressions on a mini has nothing to do with imagination and how you build a story, and speaking strictly from an aesthetic point of view less is always better. The simple faces were a nice little gesture
  7. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Looks gorgeous Come on Lego. Think its about time we had the official announcement
  8. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Plot twist; Lego leaked the diner image themselves
  9. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    What is your source on this? The weakest modulars by far are the two (PC & TH) which were released during Jamies hiatus from the theme. But 10 years on a theme is a long time, so I'm not really surprised if Jamie has chosen to move on. Great scoop for the architecture line if thats the real case Lego has a ton of great designers, so i am not worried
  10. People are re-selling this set for triple the price, at least where i am from. Jeeeez i had a big laugh! I am absolutely horrified by this scenario, and i hope that no one ever even considers buying this set for that kind of money. It's a joke, really... It's a plastic toy that leaves no food for thought and follows up on, what has become, a horrible monetizing movie-franchise. And people just eat it up This has nothing to do with lego ….Pretty model though, but i liked the old one better
  11. The parisian restaurant all hands down! Not only is this the best modular, but also the most interesting all around. The details in this model is amazing, and the journey through the build is equally as breathtaking. Its the only modular which isn't as "boxy" as all the others, and it has an appealing set of colors to peak your senses. The ground floor is packed with clever building techniques, small stories and funny ideas. As you of up to the second floor the cleverness continues, and leads right up to the attic which had me thinking that this had to be the best build i ever had the chance of doing with a instructions manual. I only do mocs, so i mostly buy sets for pieces, and this set is exceptional for that as well. But this is something that all the modulars has in common though.. This is definitely one of my favorite build from the hands of Jamie Berard One other thing; the Parisian Restaurant was the first modular i ever bought ;)
  12. Check out my new Flickr

    Hey guys! I've decided to try and build up my network again on flickr after a couple of years of absence. Unfortunately Yahoo decided to delete my account back then due to inactivity (which was absolutely NOT true but this was their argument nonetheless) and it kind of tossed me out of the community for a while, as i couldn't spare the time to build up a new profile Anyways… I've picked up the bone, and hopefully this will also help me get the inspiration i need to start building stuff again. I am a long life musician, artist and just recently started my studies in architecture in Copenhagen. So my Flickr will hopefully be filled with content from all these aspects of life, and hopefully i can make some inspiring stuff for the community. And of course, make some great lego models! :) So join in, i would really appreciate it! :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattiassonder/ Kind regards
  13. This is indeed and interesting discussion I was a bit shocked when i read the news about the Lego-plunge. Though, after about 5 minutes of deeper thinking it made some kind of sense too me. i would like to put the "Market-value" glasses on the shelf in here for a bit, and focus on the more nostalgic value of Lego, and speculate a bit with you folks. These speculations might not have anything too do with the plunge, but i think they contributed.. First thing that stood clear too me was; Kill the Star Wars license This license will soon be 20 years old. It should never have gone this far. We are talking a big stretch of time here, where Lego has ridden the wave of success from an ongoing popular theme. And even though the 3 prequel movies in my eyes were a mess, the theme landed on a hungry market. But the expensive license, and Disney taking over hasn't helped them at all, and i was shocked to pieces when i saw the pricing on the new episode 7 sets back when they were released. I worked at the Lego store in Copenhagen at that time and had trouble finding the right excuses for the costumers so they could justify buying an ridiculously expensive Tie Fighter vehicle.. Seriously, it didn't sell that well.. I was concerned for the company when i quitted working at the store. It seemed like the inspirational toy was gone, and all you could get in the brand stores were double vip points, bonus gifts and expensive licensed toys. Lego is a material which you need to buy in order the build. But somehow the toy brand has always been keen on making it inspirational just to have 4 bricks, if you couldn't afford more. This is just a romantic wish now, but i think that Lego needs to rethink their marketing strategy radically, because this is giving them a serious slap in the face now, as it has been building up slowly.. Its just like all the other technology phenomenons in the world; smartphones, crazy apps. We are simple creatures, with simple needs. And a 7000+ piece millennium falcon never beats 4 red bricks in the creative process Back to the roots dear Lego
  14. LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    I must say... Ninjago City looks most impressive. It's capable of bringing me along the Ninjago-Movie line. Its got that mix of styles similar to what they did with the Lego Movie then of course, another notable thing is the touch of new and clever building techniques, which pops up around the model, when you look close enough. The Piece count seems fair for such a large set. The model has depth and a lot of story telling, and god oh god, so MANY nerdy details. A great display piece, but even more a great PLAY piece! Last but not least - what a great (and obvious) idea to fit the modular into other building themes
  15. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    That depends on what you mean by "reissue".. One can only re-design a falcon in this scale so many times. The previous one was pretty much spot on design-wise. But the UCS falcon is from another era, back when interior designs were only just emerging(look at the modular buildings for instance) I have a hard time imagining lego designing a model at this scale today, without making an interior design.. Thats just my thoughts...