Elysiumfountain

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  1. Elysiumfountain

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Okay, I think I know what to do. Either two of them to make it mirrored, or two of them and add another middle floor. I personally want to mod the second floor to be a large dining room, and put a door to the terrace on that far window, I think that would be cool.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    After reading the reviews, I'm already starting to imagine what could be done with two. Not least of all expanding the floors height-wise...
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Haven't bought any modulars myself since Town Hall. Kept telling myself that if I was impressed enough by the ones coming out that I'd buy one, but the past few just didn't do it for me. I think this might be the one to do it for me though. Pleasantly surprised at the orientation, though it works better that way, I was imagining the reverse and wondering how that would work.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Have a confession, I totally forgot all about the next modular for three months and came back to all of this and was like oh, surprise. Reading the rumored description I was fine until "turquoise roof" and now I'm worried
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Yes, someone else backs up what I've been saying for months! The amount of projects that make it to review may seem higher, but proportionally it's the same amount as it has always been. There's just a lot more submissions than there used to be in the past. Over the past five years it's jumped from what used to be maybe 10-12 per day to sometimes 30-40 on really busy days. Lowering the number of votes or increasing the amount to make it to review, I think, would change the proportions the wrong way. The 1% that make it would still be the number you have now, the amount that make it to 5000 would drop and dump all the rest of the projects into those that make it to a few hundred or less and then stop, regardless of quality (and sometimes those are really good Ideas that get hidden). So the top would stay the same, the middle would be squeezed smaller, and the lowest category would grow. Where have I seen that before... One funny thing I noticed though was that at least in the beginning, there was a sort of thing as a weekend. As in there were two days during which the Ideas staff must have had their weekends, because the new projects wouldn't be updated for a couple days. Which used to be the best if you could get your project in before then, it would be up on the first page for more than a few hours at least, and people would see it before it got buried. Then of course when they came back from their weekend, there'd be a backlog and a bunch of projects would flood the site. Admittedly, it's still like that on Saturdays, usually there won't be any new ones released on that day, but Sundays there have been at least a few.
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    [MOC] The Mountain Oracle

    @Amicus1 Yes exactly. And then the capital is placed on top with a bar sticking through it.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Ooh that. So much that! A lot of it, in my opinion, has to do with demographics, how well known a poster is, the type of project, all that stuff. The fact remains that Ideas is always like the lottery in some ways. I mean, yes, you will always have several thousand projects that will always be at the bottom, and never make it past 100 or even 500. The other three brackets are made up of decent to fantastic projects that never gain much support beyond a small initial push, great projects that gain a lot initially and then trickle (some of these make it to 10k over the years). And then the top bracket which just seems to fly up there instantaneously (whether because of IP fanbase, the power of social media sharing, etc...) Not implying at all that the ones that shoot up are not good projects, there are all different levels of good or bad in all of these brackets. I think for me the only thing that makes me a bit miffed is when people suggest raising the number of supporters needed as if the above proportions have changed. They haven't entirely. I mean, yes, there are more projects making it to review, but there are also more projects overall being submitted all the time, which means the brackets stay the same, the total population has just increased. When I first started on Ideas (six years ago I think? I don't know, I'm old) you would possibly have twelve or fourteen projects approved per day that would go onto the pages. And there were days when nothing new would be posted, which did give the newest projects a bit of a boost since they weren't buried on the page for at least a day or so. Currently, there's a whole lot more being approved (I should know, supporting each and every one takes so long in the mornings sometimes! And yes, I'm one of those people, but there's a reason for that I promise). So nowadays it can be as high as forty-five projects in a given day, everything gets buried, and the time span required to get the initial support shrinks rapidly. It's a race to keep the projects from being buried. That was an extremely long-winded explanation but that's my experience. My only gripe with the raising the requirements is that because more projects make it through, people seem to assume that the top bracket has expanded while the others stay constant or shrink, which is not the case. All brackets are expanding. Like the universe!
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    We need Hercule Poirot to come and solve the mystery
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    And the Lost City project that they have seems to still be there, so they must not have found anything with that. And I'm not entirely sure it would be the subject matter either. The other Orient Express project with 3k supporters is still up there. And the two times I submitted my version they never did anything. I can't remember, what else do they not allow. Weapons and religion, I suppose, but neither of those fit.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I suppose that deleting a project happens too, but those usually take a couple days to accomplish, when I did it it took a week and a half for them to delete it. This one went rather suddenly, didn't it?
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    @JintaiZ How strange. I wouldn't imagine it violating any rules either. Even when projects are similar to what LEGO has in the pipeline, they don't just disappear from the site. (I mean, except for the one or two that were employee submissions or something of that nature).
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I saw that they removed that one! It made me sad, I said if my version never made it at least someone else's version might! Did it have more than 3k pieces then?
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    MOC: Gotham City Museum Heist

    If I remember anything about that film, it's the enormous statues and ice puns. Absolutely spectacular! Those details are incredible, and so much ice!
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    [MOC] The Mountain Oracle

    Just a few hours ago, the Mountain Oracle passed the 100 mark. That's the fastest of any submission I've ever made, it seems to be gathering speed! I hope it does well
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    [MOC] The Mountain Oracle

    Thank you! Yes, those gaps always bothered me too, but I might be able to find some way to fix it up :)