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  1. [MOC] Bag End interior (WIP)

    This is amazing, and I hope that you'll be able to reconstruct it soon. I know what it is like not having the room to work on large projects. One of my hobbies is building dolls houses and I've not been able to indulge in that for quite some time now due to not having the space.
  2. A quick comment on spam

    When I join a forum, I find waiting periods before I can post to be a big turn off for the forum, as are things like having your account approved, having your post reviewed, etc. (If there is a topic I want to talk about, I'd like to talk about it immediately and not wait for days on end before I can post it.) I don't know the inner workings of this particular forum software, but most forum software usually have developers who make plugins to stop spam accounts from signing up in the first place. I would install something like that before implementing features that will annoy people. People also like to make their accounts quickly, so I don't think bombarding them with questions on sign up is a good thing either - I like to take my time and fill in the profile properly after I've created an account, not as I create it, if that makes sense. Capchas are good, but make sure that they are easy to read and work properly. I've found a lot of capchas are unreadable, or if they are photo ones, they make me go through several layers of them before I can actually make an account.
  3. [MOC] - LotR "Mines of Moria"

    You need to change your image host as you have to pay photobucket to show your images, or get a free web hosting account that allows you to direct link them.
  4. [MOC] Bay 327 - A Star Wars Museum

    The detail you put in is incredible. I love it.
  5. LEGO Ideas: 21310 Old Fishing Store (Fall 2017)

    The building is great, but the theme of fishing doesn't appeal to me. I'd probably make the inside into something else.
  6. Modular rebuild. Some thoughts

    I've experienced the 'missing pieces' problem after dismantling a set and rebuilding it again. No idea where the piece went, or how it went missing because I am always careful about storing them properly. It may be that large pieces get mixed up with other sets but as for the small parts, they just seem to multiply.
  7. I did get the animal themed ones and would have preferred the original vet clinic because it was bigger and seemed a more detailed build. I do not think that you can rule the pieces out - I had the Modular petshop and town house last year for Christmas and was disappointed with the house on two counts - the upstairs didn't have any furniture in it and the grey floor is a bit grim looking. I bought the Friends Advent Calendar and was able to make some nice bits out of it for the house and that made it more complete (though I don't know what I will do with the minidolls.) There are bits I like about the Friends line and bits I don't but if used creatively, I think they can brighten up the modular buildings and I can't help but think that some of the moaning about them stems from 'it's a girl's toy, with girly colours and items, so let's hate it!' rather than it being a bad theme in itself. I don't know what the other modular buildings are like, but if there are ones which have empty spaces in them with no accessories for furniture then it's a weakness.
  8. I'm going to list the ones that I'd like to get which are now currently available. There are quite a few which are discontinued now which I would have liked to have got, but I can't remember what the prices were. According to Google Currency Converter, $800 is about £592.8. Winter Toy Shop - £64.99 The Simpsons House - £189.99 Nasa Apollo Saturn V - £109.99 The Simpsons The Kwik-E-Mart - £179.99 Park Street Town House - £ 44.99 If I'd known the prices of the discontinued sets which I wanted, mainly Christmas themed ones, the large Dol Guldor set, the Erebor set with Smaug (those two are the only Hobbit sets I wasn't able to get hold of) and the Medieval Market, I would have chosen those instead. Even though I am a Star Wars fan, I find the pricing of the good sets to be excessive. I'd collect them if they were more in the price range of the Creator Modular buildings, but even that is really a yearly one off for birthday and Christmas, and not something I'd do all the time.
  9. Thanks. After looking at some of the current sets, if I try to look past what it has been made into, there are some useful pieces in them. After some problems with e-bay sellers I try not to buy from there if I can help it. I'll just have to be creative and the bricks I don't find useful for the Middle-Earth stuff will probably be useful for detail on the modular buildings, etc. It's funny in some ways as when certain colours are used in the fantasy themes I find them too garish, but when used in the traditional modular buildings they soften the grimness of the colour schemes that's used.
  10. Fabuland, should it come back?

    I would love to see it come back as it was my favourite theme as a child. I remember many birthdays and Christmas' were made because of those sets. I would probably buy them too, just for old times sake.
  11. Stolen minifigures

    Lego do a missing/broken pieces service on their website so you can ask them to replace them. It doesn't stop thieves from taking pieces out of the box and returning them, but you should be able to get the figures replaced, and even if a piece is missing from a box it could be that the piece wasn't put in there at the factory. I've had a couple of large sets where this has happened.
  12. I started collecting Lego again because of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit sets and have for some time now, wanted to create buildings from the films and books which Lego didn't make sets for. I was just wondering what is the best way of collecting the pieces I need to do this (I'd like to keep my favourite sets intact if I can, and not reuse them in something else.) I have collected some of the Classic freestyle sets, but I find that they don't have enough bricks of the right size and colours for me, so I was wondering how people collected the bricks they use for fantasy and historical themes. (It would be a lot easier if we still had the Castle and Viking themes but they sadly, aren't an option right now.)
  13. I started collecting Lego because of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings themes and now because they are discontinued, I seem to have the same problem. (I'd show more interest in the Star Wars themes if there were more sets out there which were related to the Classic Era but most of the ones out now are related to the new films (which I'm not interested in) and the Classic sets which are around are too expensive, so maybe.) I'd like there to be more fantasy/historical themed sets which aren't eye popping in their colours because these would be good additions to my Hobbit/LOTR themed sets. But I think the main problem of why sets don't appeal to me is the small number of pieces in them and leaning towards smaller models, but the prices remaining high. I did notice in the later Hobbit sets in particular that the buildings got smaller (mainly because the pieces were smaller...), but the prices were higher. If you compare Barrel Escape to the Mirkwood and Lake Town, BOFA sets, Barrel Escape is quite a large model and wasn't that expensive, but the models in the other sets were tiny. (They were still fun to build, but they would have been better had they been bigger.) When the Simpsons theme came out, I was excited for that as I'm a fan of them and looked forward to collecting them, but I don't understand why lego stopped releasing the buildings and figures for them. (I like the Simpsons not only because I'm a fan of the cartoon, but also because I like how the colour scheme has been incorporated - sometimes I don't like the CIty and Creator sets because the colour schemes are a bit dull, but sometimes the way the Elves and Friends sets are put together, the colours are a bit eye popping.) There is a good range, but I'd like to see the return of the themes which I missed or enjoyed building (or if not returned, at least have something similar to them.)