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    Medieval street

    Woah, this is insanely awesome! Great work!
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    REVIEW: 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo/Targa

    Poll system was down for most theme forums last weeks... But let's see how this one goes.
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    REVIEW: 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo/Targa

    Now live...
  4. Introduction(Press Release Information) The LEGO® Group has taken the covers off a new LEGO version of one of the most coveted nameplates in automotive history, with the unveiling of the two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set that brings together two icons from the 1970s and 80s. LEGO builders and classic car enthusiasts alike will love the dual building routes of this set. The new two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set can be built either as the fixed roof 911 Turbo model or as the open-roofed 911 Targa at one time, allowing fans to choose between classic coupe or convertible style. Channelling the essence of the ubiquitous German sports car, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine. Beneath their elegant silhouettes, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants hide a wealth of detail. On both versions of the model, the 2+2 sports seats and dashboard are finished in dark orange and nougat, an eclectic colour scheme based on contemporary upholstery options from the Porsche 911. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats. Several features which are unique to the 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants of the set ensure they are equally characterful but distinct when built. The LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo sports distinctive Turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler, denoting its blistering performance credentials. Its athletic look is completed with an integrated rear spoiler. Meanwhile, the LEGO Porsche 911 Targa’s roof is fully removable and can be stowed underneath the hood of the car. The iconic Targa Bar completes the look, along with Targa badging and a brick-built wraparound rear window. Mike Psiaki, Design Master at the LEGO Group, commented: “Taking ownership of a brand-new sports car is an experience to savour and this is a feeling we wanted to recreate for LEGO fans. “As we were designing the car, the hardest decision to make was whether we would make the Turbo or Targa variant of the car. It was such a tough call that we engineered the ability to build the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa from a single set. Without doubt, fans of the 911 all over the world who have long admired these cars will love the opportunity to build both versions!” Fabian Schmölz, Exterior Designer at Porsche, said: “We know that the Porsche 911 evokes a certain magic for customers and fans of our brand worldwide, and the latest LEGO additions to the 911 family – the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa – are no different. “These incarnations of our sportscar icon, accurately capture the unmistakeable design of the cars they are based on, and are set to bring much enjoyment to a new family of fans.” To celebrate the launch of the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa, LEGO is also offering the first buyers the chance to receive a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack with their purchase. The pack contains a certificate of ownership, an official LEGO Porsche card wallet and a set of four unique art prints based on contemporary Porsche 911 adverts, all presented in a smart collector’s wallet. This highly collectible gift with purchase is available in limited numbers for orders of the set placed through the LEGO VIP loyalty program. Members of LEGO’s free VIP loyalty program will be able to purchase the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa set from February 16th on LEGO.com. From March 1st, the set will be on sale exclusively in LEGO stores and on LEGO.com. Name: 10295 Porsche 911 Theme: Creator Expert Year: 2021 Pieces: 1458 Price: US $149.99 – CA $199.99 – DE €129.99 – UK £119.99 Boxart All the Creator Export sets have black boxes which should appeal more to adults having an expensive/classy look. Though with a classic car like this, the front of the box looks a bit plain. This might be because the car is mainly one color, but it could have been better like the box from the Ford Mustang. I'm just not a big fan of the black boxes. The back looks a bit better, showing the differences in building the Targa or Turbo version. The Instructions The first pages of the instructions contain a bit of information from the design process and a little bit of history. No need to make a history book, but 2 or 3 more pages with some information would have been nice to have to appeal to real fans. I could appreciate it also being translated into German. Because of its origin but probably also because it's expected to sell well in Germany. There's also an overview of the numbered bags and it shows the progress of the set for each new bag. Bag 8 has to be combined with 9 or 10, depending on which version you prefer to build. Box contents Bags from 1-10, 5 having two numbered bags. And an extra bag for the tires and windshields. The building starts with the chassis. Using technic to make a sturdy frame and bright colors to know which side you're working on. Building the side skirts upside down by using jumper plates. This technic beam in the middle of the car is placed for extra sturdiness. Although the finished model shows that's just not enough, as shown later. The fun part of building sets is seeing great techniques like this one. Building at an angle, and perfectly connected with a tile. The designer used a clever way of building sideways, by using tiles with a bar and pin holder. Building the rear bumper by using bricks with studs on both sides, so you can build on top and also underneath. Putting the bumper in place and adding the exhaust pipe. Printed parts for the win, especially the Porsche tile is a great addition. Bag 4 is a small one, that contains both front seats and the basic version of the engine. Not all creator sets have steering front wheels, but I think this adds so much more to a set. So a good thing they've added this function to this car. Adding the front bumper, it has some nice details like a front skirt underneath. The Porsche comes with the new curved slope in a new color, trans orange. The doors, with on the inside of the door some wood and leatherwork details. Front window with the dashboard. Prints are great, but this is clearly an error. This print should be in the middle, all the clocks in the set have the same mistake. Adding the front fenders, the headlights are slightly angled by using a bar and clip connection. Underneath the front side. Again lots of colors to show which side you should be connecting the bricks. Everything is printed, so no sticker hassle, so no crooked logos! Step 1-7 is the same for the Turbo and Targa version. Time to choose which model to turn it into! First the Turbo, with a lot of additions that fill up the whole engine compartment. There's also a print on the rear side window. It's barely noticeable but the attention to details for something so small shows the love for the model. Turbo print! A flaw of this model is the roof. When lifting it, the front side is so heavy it pulls the roof forward, creating a large gap. Even with pressing all bricks firmly in place, this keeps happening. Building the rear axle of the Turbo, which is 2 studs wider compared to the Targa! Choose your number plate, German is the right choice for me! Finished model in all its glory: Don't touch the windshields! As clearly shown underneath... I love the dark orange, it works so well. It gives the interior a very classy look. Comparison to the Ford Mustang. Both have around 1450 parts, so it's no surprise the size is also quite the same. "Hey, there little bro!" The Targa, summer vibes! The rear window is made of the "new" trans-clear. I'm not a fan, it's just too milky. For the Porsche, it might work, but compared to older trans clear parts it's just not that "clear". By using a half 2x4x5 cylinder as a window, it leaves a gap in the corner. This could have been fixed by using a quarter cylinder, though this part doesn't exist in trans clear yet. And unfortunately, they didn't add it to the Porsche. The roof can be placed under the hood. It barely fits, and when closing it leaves a tiny gap. The Targa engine. When switching from Turbo to Targa you need to use some parts of the Turbo(bag 8). You are left with half a window and most of a spoiler. This is a shame because adding around 20 pieces, would have made switching between Turbo and Targa easier en way more fun! Rating Design: 8/10 It looks like a Porsche, instantly recognizable. A true classic! Parts: 7/10 Lots of parts come in new colors, though extra pieces for the alternate version would have been nice. Building: 9/10 Lots of fun techniques have been used for building upside down or sideways. Playability: 8/10 Opening the doors, steering, having a look at the engine, or taking the roof off. Plenty to discover in this set. Switching from Turbo to Targa is a fun addition. Price: 7/10 It's easy and fair to compare it with the Mustang. The same amount of pieces, same size, and the same price! (Though it depends on where you live. For example, in Germany, the Mustang costs 129,99 the same price as the Porsche. But in The Netherlands, the Mustang costs 139,99 and the Porsche will cost 149,99) Overall conclusion: A fantastic set, building it was absolutely fun and challenging. Also, a great way to finally own a Porsche 911!
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    Larkspur, Hunting Lodge

    Located in a forest and next to a lake in Mitgardia lies Larkspur. It thanks its name to the abundance of flowers in the area, mainly larkspur. Here Mitgardian noblemen can relax to the fullest. A nice swim in the water or go fishing. Of course a hunting trip is even more fun, poaching rabbits, shooting deer, or if you like danger, hunting bears! When coming to the gates you can enter the main building through the kitchen. Here the smell of fresh bread welcomes the guests. Going upstairs it takes you to the main hall, where you can discuss politic matters, have a nice dinner or just relax with a pint near the fireplace. Need some rest, take the stairs to the master bedroom. If you need some other kind of rest, you can visit the shrine. To fully enjoy the view, take all the stairs to the top of the tower and enjoy the beauty of Mitgardia in summer. Above the stables are the sleeping quarters of personnel, there's also a small jail and a weapons room in case the lodge needs to function as a fortress. Larkspur, you never want to leave this place! And a film reference just for fun:
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    [MOC] Pegasus Team - Epsilon-K SkyRacer

    This is insanely cool! Love the colors!
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    [MOC WIP] Horgaard Hall

    That's awesome, love the woodwork and fireplaces! Also, the colors on the roof work out surprisingly well!
  8. I can so relate to this. On paper I joined all the entries for the CCC. Not even one came to completion.
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    [REVIEW] 71735 Tournament of Elements

    Not a big fan of the set, but those minifigs are great. And there are a lot of minifigs in there for a set of this size!
  10. Soon, very soon. We are kinda working on the next phase/book/chapter/system.
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    [MOC] The Black Dragon, Svart Dyr

    This is awesome! So much to like here, the base with different shades, the action, and of course hard to miss that stunning dragon! The head is especially well made, great job!
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    LEGO IDEAS - The Medieval Blacksmith

    130,- would be more acceptable. With a bit of luck, it could be 100,- on sale. That being said, with IDEAS sets it's often better not to wait for discounts. Voltron for example was discontinued/sold out really fast!
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    LEGO IDEAS - The Medieval Blacksmith

    Apparently Finn from Snow White and the Huntsman is still alive and fights for the Falcons now!
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    REVIEW: 40448 LEGO® IDEAS Vintage Car

    Starting January 1st you get this GWP if you spend $85,-/€85,-. Which is a nice free addition if you would like to buy the new modular Police Station. No paper bags in this small set yet. Printed elements are always better, but as it's just the license plate it's ok. Like the bigger IDEAS sets this set also comes with information from the builder, Arne Janke. Who won the IDEAS contest. The building of the set starts with the chassis. The rear has a clever technique to attach the bumper up side down. The rear lights are showing how versatile the round 1 x 2 plate can be used. Make sure the slot of the pin connector is pointed inwards, the old mold would have worked better. Putting it in drive might be hard as the driver has to reach behind the wheel. Plenty of room for two passengers. Building the front. Attaching stickers on elements like a curved slope is never easy if you want to have it placed exactly in the middle. A nice technique is being used for the upside down windshield. And the ice skate makes a perfect ornament. The final result is really close to the original, though the chrome parts would have been nice to have. Also the binoculars fit the car better instead of the blinker lights. The surfboards are also higher on the IDEAS entry which makes the gap behind the doors less visible. The space underneath the windshield might not be comfortable for the passengers. It also looks too small compared to the width of the car. The gap behind the doors was bothering me a bit and so was the front. I added the height in the back with one plate and moved the ice skate one tile to the front. Which made it more appealing to me. Comparing the Diner Car: Bigger and better building techniques, but the Diner Car has backseats and you are able to open the doors. So as far as playability goes the Diner Car wins. If you are going for aesthetics the Vintage Car would appeal more! Rating: Design: 7/10 Looks good, altough the back of the car has a weird gap behind the door. Parts: 8/10 The color is what makes this car shine. Building: 7/10 Some nice techniques are being used in a small set, like upside down building of the bumper. Playability: 6/10 Standard for a car, no opening doors or hood unfortunately. Price: 9/10 Just spending 85,- is justified for this appealing GWP. Overall conclusion: Not a must have, but certainly a nice addition to your LEGO city (Diner)! Yeah, spare parts!!
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    Dreaming of the next Eurobricks event

    Gunzburg! There's always another event close to any event date, but in September is Fanweekend in Skaerbaek also being held. Just saying