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  1. fastlindyrick

    film-free waterslide decals?

    I can verify all that Edd (Bricksanity) says here. I've had the same parts printed by MinifigFX,, and Bricksanity, and the fine detail comes across best with Bricksanity. To be fair, though, I haven't ordered from the other two in maybe two years so it is possible that they have upgraded since then. Also, all three have that grain that makes photos "speckled" with white for some reason. I think that the slightly irregular surface produced by any UV printing causes specular reflections which show up on camera, though they look great to the eye. Regarding curved parts, UV printers spray the ink on, so wrap-around prints on curved parts can only wrap as far as you can see from one look angle, as opposed to pad printing which can wrap a bit further since the ink pad squishes around the part as it applies the ink. That means that UV prints onto heads sometimes have trouble with sideburns and such. Also, I've recently seen posts by Minifig Madness Customs indicating that they also do small-batch UV prints now, though I haven't tried them yet.
  2. LPub3D 2.3.6 keeps crashing on me whenever I do something as simple as changing the font size in the assembly setup. About 80% of the time when I change any of the settings, LPub crashes and closes with no error message. I recently installed it on a new laptop via the LDraw all-in-one installer. I have the parts libraries installed, I can do the usual operations of adding steps to a page, making callouts, etc., so the program seems to be working, I just can't change the settings. My OS is Windows 10 Home, 64 bit. Does anyone know what might be happening or where else I could try asking for help? Thanks! EDIT: I registered an account on the ldraw forum, but the "new thread" button doesn't show up for me, so I can't seem to post there. :/
  3. fastlindyrick

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Anyone know if B&P orders count towards promos, e.g. the Marvel Bricktober one currently live in the US? If so, today is a good day to order...
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Try the method in this thread, third post down, by Faefrost:
  5. Those are great! Would you mind sharing what printer and sticker material you use? Does the printer print white ink, or is the sticker on a white base? Also, did you feed the cloth through the printer too?
  6. fastlindyrick

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Keeping with the trend of B&P removing almost everything of interest (or overpricing it). Some current items of interest: New candle: 37762, $0.14 New flame: 37775, $0.56 (!) New leaf cluster: 32607, $0.10 New flower stem with shaft base: 24855, $0.11 New roof half-cone with shingles: 35563, grey available but not red/blue, $0.86 (!) Pot: 98374, $0.72 (!) Snake front half: 28588, red/green available but not grey, $0.18 1x1 half arch, corner: 38585, $0.14 1x1 half arch, double: 38583, $0.70 (!) 2x2 corner tile: 35787, $0.15 but grey is $0.21 1x1 plate with downward side bracket: 36841, $0.13 1x3 double jumper plate: 34103, $0.11 Half cone, 4x2x3: 38317, $0.62 Half cone, 8x4x6: 48310, $1.26 Black lattice for 1x2x2 windows: 38320, $0.19 Technic tube with 90 degree curve: 25214, $0.22 Brick’s hair (dark red bob): 6178446, $0.29 Harumi’s hair (long, straight, white): 6223606, $0.91 Turquoise wig with cat ears: 6228551 Torsos (but none with fleshy arms or printing): 76382, about $0.80 Plain legs: 73200, about $0.63 New skirt: 36036, but “out of stock” Old skirt: 3678, $0.18
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    B&P is becoming useless to me. Last week I ordered 12 plain brown torsos, but then a few days later they were canceled from the order because they are considered licensed. Apparently they have been used in one of the Chewie minfigs. I called to complain, and they agreed that it was a little silly and they reinstated that part of the order. Next day they got re-cancelled. New parts and recolors still take forever to show up online (if they ever do), and when they do show they are crazy expensive. For example the 1x1 double half-arch piece from the microscale Hogwarts was briefly available, but was $0.70 USD!
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Gold flame from Statue of Liberty (same mold as Capt Salazar's hair): 6234261, $1.50 USD. Torso, dark red, doorman print, from Capital City 60200: 6228868, $0.81 USD. Also, a while back a few of us were told by phone that the new animal parts, e.g. the eagle, would be available on the website on 6 July. That still hasn't happened; availability is still as sparse and mysterious as ever.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    It may be different in Norway, but in the US the mammoth bag only contains the head and body. You still need the two pairs of tusk pieces, the trunk, and the black technic pin. Source: I received an order with two of the mammoth bags last week.
  10. fastlindyrick

    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I’m confused about the mammoth. Elsewhere the head and body are listed separately (6227893 and 6224747) and I even ordered two heads by phone a few weeks ago. It seems odd that they would be available individually as well as in a set with the body. Also the part numbers I have for some of these don’t match up (e.g. eagle: 6232185, which is def correct as my order has shipped). I’m not questioning your accuracy, just noting that TLG is making this more painful than it needs to be.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Here’s the status of the new animal molds (may be different outside the US): Mammoth head (6227893): out of stock on website, will be available on 6 July, not addable by phone due to no price Mammoth body (6224747): out of stock on website, no info by phone, I’d guess available on 6 July like the others Mammoth trunk (6224750): not listed on website, addable by phone for $1.68 Common mammoth parts: tusks are 6110023 and 6146951 (need two of each); technic pin is 4121715 Mastodon/cat (6225509): not listed on site, addable by phone for $6.70 each, will ship on 6 July Polar bear (6225509): available on site for $4.97 Rat/rodent from arctic sets (6226594): available on site for $1.33 Bald eagle (6232185): out of stock on website, will be available on 6 July, not addable by phone due to no price Bonus: power blast set of parts (35032): blue and green sets available on site for $1.75, red listed but out of stock and not addable by phone The ones that don’t have a price listed probably will have prices within a few days, and should be easily addable by phone at that point.
  12. fastlindyrick

    UV printers from Aliexpress??

    Those Roland machines are crazy expensive. Do you two have them? Just for lego? If so, do you take on custom print jobs? I’m always looking for more print shops to try for customs, as there are very few out there.
  13. fastlindyrick

    A place to discuss bootlegs?

    I would also like such a discussion. Enlighten has great builds, printing, and unique molds, but I’ve found their part quality to be pretty bad. There are so many clone brands now that it is hard to tell which ones will be decent enough to be used in conjunction with lego. How is the quality of Gudi and Star Diamond? Where do you buy them, AliExpress?
  14. fastlindyrick

    Vertical mount of building plate

    He could use the 1x2x1 brick with 2 studs on the front, and turn it sideways so it becomes a 2-high version of the 1x1x1 brick you are referring to. That will probably be cheaper and more stable.
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    Hello DarthFargus! It’s always nice to see a new customizer. I’ve done a fair few customs myself, through waterslide decals, custom printed elements, custom fabric elements, and occasional part modification. What sort of customization are you planning? Are you planning to set up your own custom printer, or order your own designs from a print shop, or use paint/decals?