Lyonel McBaseplate

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About Lyonel McBaseplate

  • Birthday July 24

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    Sheng Yuang Store, LEPINLAND Caracas.
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    Drooling over pictures of new sets, dreaming of getting said sets, being economically limited and never getting them. Learning to use and the LDraw System of Tools. Finding new ways of using my current, excessively specific 2012-ish parts. Watching NINJAGO. Enjoying the LEGO Movies. Glancing in awe at pretty much every Space theme while trying to build a spaceship with my too darn specific parts. Remembering the better days of Desperately desiring Zane's hairpiece.


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  1. Lyonel McBaseplate

    [MOD] Milano (76021+76081)

    Very cool! You took the design features of both sets and built them into the perfect Milano. Awesome job!
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    [MOC] The flying house from Pixar's Up

    Wow. Those have to be the most natural looking LEGO balloons I've seen. And the house is a marvelous build too.
  3. Lyonel McBaseplate

    EB Tech Help

    Oh, so that's why... Guess I missed that part of the rule topics... And I wondered why my long post at Takanuinuva's topic on LEGO beings in Toy Story wouldn't count. Oh well. Thank you for clearing it up!
  4. Lyonel McBaseplate

    EB Tech Help

    Hello. I currently have an issue with ranks. You see, as of now, I have made 12 posts (not including this one), but my profile still states I'm a New Member, with 9 posts. I can even see the New Member Section! What could be the reason to this?
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    How do you imagine Lego works in the Toy Story universe

    I definitely hope building bricks are developed in an interesting way should they appear. Now, we should use all this ideas we built for something, shouldn't we?
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    How do you imagine Lego works in the Toy Story universe

    Personally, I think the hive-mind idea makes sense. Every part would have a very primitive mind of its own, but they only "work" when several parts unite (by comical bouncing) and arrange themselves in the desired way. However, that rabbit had eyes IIRC. Probably the eye bricks have a more advanced mind, being capable of leading the others into assembling the model. Now, let's consider those minifigs quietly helping Barbie and Ken with their luggage in Hawaiian Vacation. Minifigs are quite probably smarter than bricks, maybe not too communicative but still able of achieving a goal by their own or by teamwork. If there are bricks around, they could control them and aid them into building something they all want and need. Co-operation between elements is the key to survival here. About the interchanging of parts... They probably do it, but I don't see them actively swapping parts around like there's no value to their integrity. However, their basic minds might not delve conciously into the "is a car the same car once you replace all its parts" dilemma, so they may have no problem in removing wigs and limbs if absolutely required. The head, as in a human body, leads the actions of the other parts, so loose heads may still be concious and capable of movement when separated from a complete body assembly. They probably can also lead when connected in non-minifig assemblies, except if they are not intended to be living (structures, lamps, pretty much anything faceless). As I see it, if they are compatible they can work together. They are different in their procedures, though. I see System being, as I described above, simple in its way to act. They gather, find a lead, and build what they need as intricate and as enduring as needed. No fuzz. The Technic stuff, requiring a larger functionality, may work like System, but in a superior way. After gathering, they form groups and connect very precisely into the needed structure, making no mistakes. If there are Power Functions or Mindstorms, the Technic elements seek them inmediatly for command. Interaction with System is very effective, since the Technic elements assemble together and then they integrate easily with the System ones. If a dispute ocurrs, the hybrid parts (I mean these) will get everyone to solve it. The Duplo stuff is, essentially, baby System. Their builds are simple and they may have trouble for assembling. Duplo people are quite able when directing them, but System elements can play an almost fatherly role to their effectiveness, supporting them in their work. If things get really hard and there are no System elements around, they may rather wait for a human child to help them. The Bionicle and Constraction figures are living assemblies, so they work pretty much like action figures. They think, communicate and work perfectly on their own and serve their respective roles fine. Most might have a warrior mindset, eager to battle other action figures if required for a goal. The power of assembly is taken as an advantage, making them able to build armor, weapons and fortresses out of any useful elements, maybe even non-LEGO ones. They have trouble directing LEGO elements, since their basic level of focus is hard to reach for them. If needed, they might intimidate them into assembling. Still, they can figure it out together. Constraction figures may ponder about their integrity when swapping elements, given they see themselves as independent beings. The other brands' quality may affect their performance at work. As I see it, there are two possible solutions to this: 1- The LEGO elements consider them useful enough for co-operation, so they let them in. They might need some extra help for working together, but since LEGO parts and people are generally calm and focused in their work, they have no problem in aiding them for the greater good. OR... 2- The LEGO elements find them unsuitable for co-operation, due to an excessive lack of effectiveness (again, this may not happen with every brand. Chinese knock-offs most surely lead to this scenario...). They are ignored and the work continues. If the other brand insists in intruding, the LEGO elements might debate what to do. If Constraction figures are there, the resulting action is very likely to end up in conflict. In extreme cases where every LEGO element agrees that the other brand's presence is negative and normal action is not to be effective, they may all assemble into a powerful formation, approach the other brand and then, quickly, methodically, and above all effectively...
  7. Lyonel McBaseplate

    What is the story behind your profile picture?

    Hello. Well, right after I opened my account some weeks ago, and being already used to the basics of MLCAD, I decided to go whip up my very own profile pic. So I made a fig that looked enough like me and surrounded it by some parts that I have in good numbers and that I simply like. Unfortunately, I don't have the sigfig's upper parts yet (my collection isn't particularly impressive... ), but when I eventually have them, I would like to build it IRL and take a nice pic of it. For now, I should try and make a better digital pic... ***IRRELEVANT POST-SIGNATURE PLEASE DO NOT CARE*** TENTH POST YEAH! NOT SO NEW NOW! WOOOO! Now where do I sign my Vassal papers at?
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    Practise Posting Here!

    Goodbye everyone! See you in the actual forums!
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    Practise Posting Here!

    Oh man oh man I'm nervous DON'T TELL ME TO KEEP CALM! Sorry. As you can see, I have made 9 posts. That means that whatever I say next will result in me swearing allegiance to... I don't know, WhiteFang? in exchange of land and further forum perks. In non-literal terms, I'll be a Vassal. And I have to make my 10th post matter. Now how will I make sure that my 10th post isn't something stupid like " lol this " or whatever? Oh please give me strength, fellow New Members, for I soon shall leave you! As a farewell offering and as a thank you, I give you this humble recreation of the box front of set 885, 1979's Space Scooter, that I made myself with, LDView and MS Paint.
  10. Lyonel McBaseplate

    Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitsu TV Show Thread

    The Sons of Garmadon (or whatever these guys are called) are interesting. Maybe they are imitators/alternate versions of the Ninja, who follow a twisted ideology and rob ancient treasures to awaken a dark power? I don't know. Those masks they were stealing look very non-LEGO. If they are this season's McGuffin (and I'm guessing they are), we can expect new, super-specific but still useful moulds. He/she/it should be made, because the other suit is pretty much a recoloured Zane ZX. The helmets seem difficult to replicate, however, and their printed-all-over style reminds me of customs. But they looked like regular helmets, which should give more chances of getting them made. That car's definitely going to be produced. Useless PS: It's my birthday today! I got Ramses Pyramid (I think Minotaurus was cooler but anyway)!
  11. Lyonel McBaseplate

    Greetings from the Sheng Yuan Certified Store!

    Hello again! I just wanted to tell you my birthday is next Monday! Of course, finding a gift was complicated, because I simply couldn't decide which used set on sale online I wanted! There were many interesting ones, and there was a 7467 (International Space Station, 2003) I really liked, since I'm desperate for Space-ish parts. There also was a box of really old parts (Minitalia!) in a wooden box in Danish! That one was expensive. Anyway, my mum wants me to actually "use" what I get, so they got me Ramses Pyramid. It's not Space-ish, but hey! I'm finally getting a LEGO Board Game! Also my first baseplate, my first microfigs, many firsts here! I want to review it when it arrives. Any tips for that?
  12. Lyonel McBaseplate

    LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    Kai makes it obvious, but they all are in their Season 1-2 opening poses. Only Jay's hair seems edited... Personally, I find this whole continuity thing really intriging. Sure, the Movie is fully non-canon to the show, but who says it also works the other way around? What if this is a crazy version of the facts where the Ninja, still in high school, were quickly teamed up, trained, and then they rapidly defeated all the major enemies (but Garmadon, who was building his volcano lair or something)? What if this is a reality where the show happened, but it was entirely made out of bricks by some very creative children the whole time and the inherent quirks of it led to this point? And my personal, demented favourite [season 7 spoiler, read only if you have seen it and if you don't mind discovering my newfound interest for nonsensical conspiracy] ... The safest bet, however, is just being proud as the children (and us) spot the rewards given to us for six years of emotional and economic investment in imaginative storytelling. ... Or they're all dreaming or in coma or something.
  13. Lyonel McBaseplate

    REVIEW: 76077 Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes

    Yeah, that mech looks a bit unfinished for the source material, and looks even worse next to the Hulkbuster! Lola is a very fine looking machine, and the minifigs, as usual these days, are superb. I specially like the inclusion of hairpieces, which I think is a selling factor in the quality of a set. Now that we have Agent Coulson, SHIELD is even stronger in LEGO form. That team picture you took is awesome! Thank you for another great review!
  14. Lyonel McBaseplate

    REVIEW: 75171 Battle on Scarif

    Hello WhiteFang. Thank you for another great review! You help the community in a very important way by telling us all about the new sets, and when I read all the details you provide and see all the nice pictures you add in your reviews, I almost feel like I have the set in front of me! I'll be waiting for the next review! You are awesome!
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    Greetings from the Sheng Yuan Certified Store!

    OK, now I'll stop being mysterious and tell you my preferences: My favourite color (generally) is green, but I think all colours are nice for their own reasons. In LEGO colours, I have always found Bright Red to be very pretty. I haven't considered a single favourite part, but you can look at my profile picture for the ones I have in good amounts and consider important and useful for me (minus my sigfig, of which I have none of its parts ). I think Ninjago is an awesome theme for many reasons. I have followed it since it appeared in in 2011, and I proudly watched Seasons 1-2 when they aired. I already saw Season 7 and plan on filling the gap eventually (Ninjago is on Disney XD here, and Cartoon Network got me during all these years. I didn't even know Nya was a Ninja until now!). I'm not fighting anyone over who's the best Ninja (because we all know Zane has earned it). I have a really long wishlist, but the priority now probably is getting any of the Ninjago Movie sets (again, Venezuelan here. That's going to be very hard...). I found LEGO Games a fascinating concept, so I would like to get one of those someday. Also Star Wars. I'm a fan since my dad made us watch the whole thing before TFA. LEGO Star Wars is an expensive bottomless pit I want to jump in . Recently I've been working with the LDraw System of Tools, mainly as a way to document MOCs. I start the models in, retouch them in MLCad, and make instructions in LPub to share them someday. Aaaand that's all I can think of by now. Anything else you want to know?