Count Sepulchure

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  1. Count Sepulchure

    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Visited my local UK store - the general release is there for us to build but the animal mascot bunch is again sold only as a pack. I don't really need those but it would've been nice to pick up animal or two. By the look of things nobody even wants to touch the prepacked stuff but I might be wrong of course. Also feels a bit off when some pieces are sold freely but not others, which now seems to be a trend with BAM.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Upon moving cities I discovered that I no longer have a store I can casually visit any day I want. Oh well. So I visited the nearest one today in The Hague and they had none of the new pieces - does anyone know if they are just usually late on this? In this store the BAM part bins are non-existent, replaced by the tiniest of trays which also do the job fine. And I got to build myself a Santa which the UK folk wouldn't let me do!
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    MOCs versus sets

    I nominate 8443. It is modestly sized and looks rather unassuming, but upon a closer look it is brimming with functions, and everything in it serves a purpose. Oh, and most old Technic in general feels a little "sketchy", giving it extra points in this context!
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    [MOC] 735 Semi-trailer fire truck (free instructions)

    Whoa, Basic you say? This is borderline Model Team, much larger and more realistic compared to Town of the day!
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    I would like to believe that it is but a measure taken for the purpose of managing demand around a busy period. It's just that when half the pack (think accessories, lady's head/hair, and the crook) is made up of generic pieces that are not even exclusive to BAM, it reeks of cost-saving and the pack becomes like a normal set, take it or leave it, entirely wiping out the experience of just building the figures you want/need. I have no other incentive to visit the stores.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Went in and came out emptyhanded, again. TLG don't just peddle the "generic crook", they are now making us buy whatever they decide we should buy. Apparently the parts did come in, and the store staff "kindly pre-built" the Christmas trio. Buy the whole pack or walk, they won't even let you swap out one fig. Meanwhile the BAM bins are full with loose parts from earlier releases. All I needed was one Santa (not even a complete one), off to BL I go...
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    [TC25] 8446 Crane Truck

    This is my favourite vehicle set ever, really happy to see it get some due attention. You did and excellent job on it overall!
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    [TC25] 8454 rescue vehicle

    Love this set, was really surprised to see a tribute to such an obscure piece of Lego history. It must be even more fun to roll around than the original!
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Went into my local store today but loose Christmas parts have sold out until December they reckon. Complete packs are there but I refuse to give my money to the crook who decided that a generic crook is an acceptable figure. It's only been less than a week since release...
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    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    Always so excited for new updates - can't thank you enough for all your work guys! A few things I would like to mention. - I noticed that trans-glitter colours look darker and more realistic compared to the original non-glitter trans variants. Could it be a good idea to adjust original trans colours to match them? I realise it may open another can of worms because solid colours aren't too accurate to real life either, but would like to hear your opinion regardless. - I put together a small list of old, quirky yet versatile parts (nothing too crazy). If any of these ten could be added, I think builders would enjoy them, so thanks in advance!
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    First visit of the year yielded some excellent goodies! Such as this torso: ] The head selection was pretty much nothing but the usual yellow folk, so I scooped up three calaca heads instead.
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    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    Hi guys, not sure if this was discussed on EB, but recently published was a rare glimpse of Lego's internal tool, the holy grail of all digital builders. It actually resembles other building tools in its UI colour scheme which is certainly easier on the eyes. Hence my question - could it be possible to change LDD's background colour to assist during those long building sessions? And as a separate fix, to change the default colour of the Extended bricks from red to another one, again for the same purpose? This would be a life-saver. On a side note, I remember seeing the GPU assist on/off button somewhere, but all I can see now is the toggle for specific features instead. My GPU is a bit useless but my CPU renders like a champ, so I was hoping I could run LDD with enhancements enabled but without overheating the GPU? Thanks in advance.
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    LEGO Store "Build a Minifigure"

    Halloween bunch looks.. alright, I suppose. Have not been to BAM in ages, yet yesterday's visit was the first time I was REALLY struggling to find anything useful for me. Oh and they now cost 2 quid per fig. Well, at least we can now assemble our own figs again!
  14. Good day dear reader, Having adopted Lego minifigures as a hobby, the lovely back-catalogue of pieces demanded that I run a Town subtheme of my own, an outlet and simultaneously a harbour for yellow-coloured pieces and earthly ideas and characters (as opposed to aliens and such). It seemed logical to adopt the name of the short-lived and long-defunct pre-City line - World City, thus paying tribute to and occasionally ruminating on the concepts of this rather unique, strangely moody and overall fascinating theme. At some point I also realised that minifigures can help me channel some of my writing energy, and thus character stories now go hand in hand with most of my posts on Flickr where you can also find the entire selection of themes and genres that I happen to delve into from time to time. I do not shy away from Lego-compatible products but keep their use sparse and in a way that complements what is already there. My World City is a melting pot of movie references, cultural icons, the occasional real-world stereotype, original Lego characters and simply some good plain old-fashioned fun with minifigures. Bios are written left to right, and I invite you to join me on my journey! World City Blues 1. Brickster has risen through the ranks of the underworld and now lives a rather comfortable life which is about to be shaken by the appearance of two international criminals in his city. 2-3. A pair of undercover secret agents who followed a lead and are currently investigating a plot involving... 4-5. Mr. Ogel and his distant cousin Mr. SeƱor Palomar (now communist) both came to the city and are plotting something... big. Interpol is keeping a close eye on both, their age notwithstanding, but no meaningful intel has been gathered yet. World City Hues 1. The mechanic fixes that which ain't broke and then charges for repairs - twice. A fool-proof scheme indeed. 2. An 80s-revival fashion model. Colour was never out of style, it was just muted. Time to crank it back up again! 3. A gymnast in all the classic shades. Nothing's classier than classic, and any arguments to the contrary will be quickly outclassed. 4-5. A pair of hipsters. Or are those hippies? The city might have done some smart rebranding there. Either way, they seem to have attained a higher degree of Perception than us common folk, and can now hear colours and smell sounds. Great hair day The Great hair day is a special day in World City. Some get to have a blast, others not so much! One may opt to extend the day into a whole week or longer, although in most cases involuntarily. Read the label when buying your hair dye! The colour rebellion 1-2. Prison rebellion - in prison, inmates have been spotted trying to get their hands on whatever piece of colour fabric they can procure. Smugglers have never been busier! 3. Leisure rebellion - as if he needed a reason, Izzy himself went all-out with his style. And go he did! 4-5. Workplace rebellion - honest working citizens too have uptaken gaudy coloured garb. initially started off by the self-employed crowd, but contract employees are also catching up now, much to the dismay of their bosses. The bootleg saga On a studio lot not too far away... The yellowlings rebelled and shot their own saga! Actor 1, the alien. Nobody remembers inviting him to the set, and nobody has seen him in the final cut either. Actor 2, the pilot. A full-time stuntman, he seems alright. Actor 3, the princess. She navigates her starship using what looks like a map plastered across an aluminium sheet. Actor 4, the hero. Charismatic and a little out of touch with the script - he does come from a different video industry after all, one where plot takes a backstage. Actor 5, the survivor. Feels a little overdressed for her role, but thinks of it as necessary cosplay. Actor 6, the star denizen. She actually came off a different studio set, but still got a part in the movie. The cartel drama On a studio lot right around the corner... You may just catch a glimpse of the latest "cartel drama" in the making! The director shies away from no topic, genre, or parental rating. He welcomes all sponsors and can be found involved in up to twelve projects at a time. Regardless of what it is you want immortalised on reel, he is your man! Green screen man is always there on the set, but never in the final cut - except for the occasional editing mishap (check the "goof" section). Actor 1, the Warrior Woman. Her brief was short: a scantily-clad warrior, a golden weapon and for some unknown reason a mandatory tiara. Which scene are you waiting for the most? Actor 2, the shopkeeper. What started as a lukewarm tale of a guy running his candy store quickly spiralled into a bloody whirlwind of cartels, acid, blow and an exuberant parade of facial hair and period hairstyles. Actor 3, Richie. As with the aforementioned "bootleg saga", this actor also came off the lot of another hyper-violent picture, and fit right in with the current production. This kind of thing just happens around here, you know! The cultured folk 1. Firearms enthusiast - believes that a good gun can fend off many a malady, Corona included. 2. Sunbathing diva - is well-versed in the brands of sunscreen sold in Poundland and listens to Lorde all day long, every day. 3. Trailer park diva - loves dancing and fashion and is having trouble deciding which one she likes more. 4. Tracksuit lad - also knows a good deal about fashion, his hobbies are: having a drink; whistling at ladies. 5. "The man" - buys his milk with cheques and drinks it straight from the bottle. That is it for today - I will be uploading more on my Flickr and may occasionally add it here. None of the above is to be taken seriously and is intended as a parody only. Peace!
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    Custom LDD bricks and fixes

    Been closely following the progress - the work you guys are doing is astounding, not to mention vital to the community. As a side-effect, extracting the DB.lif makes LDD load pieces much faster, so I really couldn't be happier! So far I moved some pieces around according to my preferences, but might dig in deeper later. I tried to list missing pieces in order of importance (subjectively), and if anyone could have a crack at these it would be amazing: 4081a - the queen of SNOT 4263 - mighty useful 46296 - provides a legal connection due to its thickness Minifig hand - maybe add as a separate part? 48995 4865 - was in LDD a long time ago, but then Lego removed it... 2711 28974 3839a 2513 - not structural, but hey :) Thanks in advance.