Bricked1980

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    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2a2ec583-9836-4868-8dc7-6b3bb0a2fe80

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    I like all Lego themes, especially Modulars, City, Creator and Creator Expert. I also like vintage themes including Town, Pirates, Castle and Space.

    I have a currently active project on Lego Ideas, "The Old Workhorse - Traction Engine". Please give it your support. :)

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  1. Bricked1980

    [MOC] THE OLD WORKHORSE - TRACTION ENGINE

    @paupadros I noticed you had posted it on reddit earlier. I'm really grateful for that. Thanks very much. Also I've just spotted that it had been featured earlier today on a Dutch Lego blog. https://www.bouwsteentjes.info/uitgelicht-lego-ideas-the-old-workhorse/
  2. Bricked1980

    [MOC] THE OLD WORKHORSE - TRACTION ENGINE

    I did send a message to brickset just using the Web contact form but haven't heard back from them. I might contact Huw or FlagsNZ personally though. Good idea. If you wouldn't mind doing that for me, that would be fantastic many thanks. I think it's better received on reddit when somebody else posts the mocs as self promotion seems to get frowned upon a bit over there. Thanks so much for offering to do that @paupadros Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
  3. Bricked1980

    [MOC] THE OLD WORKHORSE - TRACTION ENGINE

    Thanks. The first one is my favourite too. The sunset background contrasts well with the green and red of the engine. Thanks very much. Actually this week it's also been featured in 2 other blogs that I know of. One called "Mike Shouts" https://mikeshouts.com/old-workhorse-traction-engine-lego-ideas/ and secondly in a Portuguese Lego blog https://oficina.blogs.sapo.pt/tag/bricked1980 Well I'm doing all I can think of at the minute. I'm finding it harder to get votes now that it's dropped away from the top of the homepage. It's much harder now for people to find on Ideas unless they're specifically looking for it. I've posted it on Reddit and have signed up to Instagram and twitter. Don't really know what I'm doing with twitter though and so far I've got no followers. I have been in contact with the editor of a magazine called Vintage Spirit. He likes the model and is hoping to run a feature about it in the next issue due out in August. This is a printed magazine aimed at Traction Engine and Steam enthusiasts. So who knows, that might generate some interest from outside the Lego community. Did you see the image I posted in the Lego Ideas discussion thread yesterday? I had created a picture which included the Lego logos. I was going to distribute this on social media but decided to hold fire for now as I'm not sure if I'm allowed to use their official logos in my promotional stuff.
  4. Bricked1980

    [MOC] THE OLD WORKHORSE - TRACTION ENGINE

    Here are a couple of new shots of my model. I have also created a 3D view of the model. You can use your mouse to pan around the model and zoom in and out to give an idea of how it was put together. You can find this at the following link https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/X8jO5V79aYJ Thank you to everybody who has supported this so far on Lego Ideas. It's not too far off the 1000 mark now, so if you like the model and haven't done already, please give it your support. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2a2ec583-9836-4868-8dc7-6b3bb0a2fe80
  5. Bricked1980

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Thanks. I think I could get in to trouble if Lego thought i was trying to mislead people in to thinking my model was an official set. That definitely isn't my intention with that picture though. Just thought it was something different that might get noticed. Anyway I have sent Lego an email asking if I'm allowed to use their logos so I'll wait and see what they come back with. @Frostbricks it's interesting to read your experiences of how the new site has affected the support you've been getting. I know my project has only been running for 3 weeks but I have noticed that my support count suddenly spiked a bit when the new site was unveiled and for some reason also when the Voltron set was unveiled. I suppose it was just because there were more people than usual were visiting the site on those days.
  6. Bricked1980

    [MOC] Sapphire Eagle, my first steam loco

    Ah that's a shame. At least it showed you just how much people love your fantastic model though, as it was gaining support very fast.
  7. Bricked1980

    [MOC] Sapphire Eagle, my first steam loco

    @mdbz just noticed your train seems to have gone from Lego Ideas. Did you decide to take it off?
  8. Bricked1980

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Thanks @Exetrius. There is another bit in the T&C's that says you can promote the projects in any way you want but I think you're right. It's probably not worth the risk unfortunately. I showed that picture to my daughter earlier who thought it was a real. I have now got an upset 6 year old who is distraught she can't have a copy of Daddy's Lego set.
  9. Bricked1980

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Just wanted to ask people's advice. I am trying to promote my own Ideas project and have created an image that basically looks like fake box art packaging of the model. It also includes the Lego and IDEAS logos on the box. I was intending to distribute this on Flickr and maybe Instagram with a caption saying something like "help make this a reality" or something like that. Anyway I'm just wondering if this is against the rules and whether or not I could get disqualified for using the official Lego logos in my promotional stuff. There is some small print on the Ideas site saying "You mustn't create mock ups of box artwork or use the Lego logo" but I think that is relating to the images you submit to the Ideas website itself. Not sure if it would also apply to images promoting the models on other websites. Here is the image I created, I haven't put this on any other sites yet.
  10. Bricked1980

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I've just been checking the site and I can't see that anything has changed. The search function is still not working properly. As an experiment I tried doing a search for my own project so entered the words "Traction Engine" in to the search box. It brings up over 3000 results, many of which having nothing whatsoever to do with steam engines. I'd be interested to know @Frostbricks have you noticed any difference to the amount of support your project has been getting since the site was changed a couple of weeks ago? In my opinion it does seem like they've made it harder for people to find the more established projects with higher support counts. It seems as if whole idea of the homepage is now just to point people towards the newer entries or ones that haven't had many votes.
  11. Bricked1980

    Inspirational Modular and Non-Modular Building MOCs

    I saw this on Flickr a couple of days ago. Definitely looking forward to seeing how this turns out. The details and textures around the windows are looking great. Wow 30,000 page views. Congratulations.
  12. Bricked1980

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Well it seems the Ideas site has been taken offline for maintenance again and has been down now for the past couple of hours or so. I wonder what changes they will be implementing this time. Hopefully they'll be sorting out some of the issues that arose after the last update.
  13. Bricked1980

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I wonder if people get a choice of which sets to have once they achieve 10,000 supports. Can they choose any three sets up to the value of $500 dollars or do Lego choose which sets they give away?
  14. Bricked1980

    Inspirational Modular and Non-Modular Building MOCs

    That's a very crisp and polished looking design. Love the roof I can see why you like that one so much. This one is beautiful. Once again the roof is really nicely done on this one. I also really like the land, rocks and foliage around the base. There is a definite theme I can spot with today's picks. They all have fantastic roof designs.
  15. Bricked1980

    (MOC) Lego Exhibition / Klodsfest

    I love all the fabulous details in this. The city layout with the red train looks great - it reminds me of a bigger more detailed version of the train layout in the AFOLs apartment in Assembly Square. I also really like the mini versions of the Milenium Falcon and the Disney Castle.