Captain Nemo

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  1. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Or you know we could always just take everything with a grain of salt. That or just focus on the actual confirmed things...
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    MOC: Elves, Ragana's Shadow Tower

    As in specific details--upon request perhaps. The castle is still built...as is my Goblin King Fortress, which I have not taken nice pictures of yet. They both recently displayed at Brickworld Chicago 2018 (and will display there again--Ragana's for the final time--next year).
  3. Tree of Worlds Each year, a group of Eurobricks members meet together in Schaumburg, Illinois, at the annual Lego convention Brickworld Chicago, to construct one large and crazy collaborative build. This is the result: This year, 18 members of our online community came together to build one crazy display--a massive free-standing tree, six feet tall, holding on the end of its mythical branches, Elemental Worlds--realms embodying all of the most important elements of the universe. This build took a year of planning, building, headaches, and Swedish Fish to construct, transport, rebuild, and finally display to the public and private attendees this past weekend. To build the tree itself, a small number of us met up a for a few weekends prior to the event to pre-build the entire piece. This worked wonders, as it meant we didn't have to build on site...in theory...until we arrived and found out we didn't organize well enough and had to rebuild half the trunk from scratch... One of the coolest aspects of the tree was that it was situated on the convention floor, in a wide open space. Utilizing planning and generous fire safety regulations, we are able to position the tree in a vast wide open space, which meant that all the aisles in the hall seemed to lead to it. This made the display a landmark of the convention, so much so that we noticed people start to use it as a meeting-point. For those interested in logistical construction, we supported the tree with a simple wooden frame (somewhat visible on the progress picture above). It was...mostly successful! Additionally, we must thank LEGO themselves for their great Event Support program (via their Ambassador Program)--which allowed us to buy many many many more brown bricks that we thought we'd need at an affordable rate. We otherwise would not have been able to build this creation. --- So who built this? Eurorbricks--that's who! Well more accurately, a number of Eurobricks members did: Front Row, Left to Right: @Hinckley, @Quarryman, @Ryushi, @CorneliusMurdock, @soccerkid6, @LittleJohn Second Row, Left to Right: @Darkdragon, @ZCerberus, @Kristel, @Captain Nemo, @MKJoshA Third Row, Left to Right: @Prune Face, (Tree), @Silver.Smith, @Rogue Angel, @Gideon, @Vincent Kessels Not Present at Convention: @Bob De Quatre @RoxYourBlox ---- Who Built What? Each member of the collab built a realm on a branch and/or helped construct the tree itself. The Ice Realm, by @Gideon, who also apparently took 1000 photos at the convention, many of which are shown here. The Night Realm by @Kristel--her Dragon was nominated for Best Creature...it was also at one point destroyed after a great fall and had to be rebuilt...thanks in no part to unnamed persons who know who they is Edit Z- There was one sober person there... he takes no responsibility for the incident. The Gem Realm, by @Quarryman, who also came so close to finishing his individual build this year! Edit:Z- Quarry was also nominated for Best Land Vehicle for another build! The Harvest Realm, by brother builders @soccerkid6 and @LittleJohn. This was their first Brickworld Chicago, and we were very excited to have them join the team...and teach them the important lesson that you need to put Technic in heavy things if you want it to hang upside down. Edit Z- Little John was nominated for Best Teen Creation and SoccerKid6 was nominated for Best Individual Layout and won a Judge’s Award for their castley creations. Speaking of heavy things, @MKJoshA built the Earth Realm--which ended up being too heavy for the tree when it snapped a branch overnight (although for the record, all the sober members were not in the convention hall at the time of the incident...) So we were forced to make a quick fix by moving his realm to a nearby table and moving the Bee to the end of the branch. So...sorry again Josh! The Water Realm, built by @Captain Nemo, because of course. Edit Z- Nemo wracked up 4 more nominations for Best Creature, Best Sea Vessel, Best Large Building and Brick World Master! The Heart Realm, by @CorneliusMurdock, who we apparently don't love enough, because we broke his heart like three times. The Thirst Realm, by @Darkdragon, ironically located next to the Water Realm and under the furnaces of the Forge Realm. Dark Dragon also won the award for Best Train, which was part of her individual layout. The Forge Realm, by @Silver.Smith, with a very cool Forge Deity. The Nature Realm, by @Rogue Angel, which contained numerous flowers that were constantly knocked off. The Nebula Realm, by @Hinckley. The fire ship on his realm was nominated for, and won, best Sea Vessel. Edit Z- Hinckley also took home a small brick for his Best Large Building! Additional Builds In addition to the Tree itself, we constructed numerous other builds to decorate the display. Builders: @Captain Nemo (Dragon Snake, Bear, Dream-Catcher) @Hinckley (Bee, Beehive, Mushroom) @Ryushi (Greenery placement) @ZCerberus (Frogs, Flowers) @Bob De Quatre (Stag Hall Design), @Prune Face (Lighting) Edit Z- Ryushi captured a big brick for Best Replica and ZCerberus got the nod for Best Spacecraft thanks to table space donated by Hinck and Nemo! Transformation One of the best things about the display was that it transformed. During the annual World of Lights (in which the convention hall lights are turned off, leaving only lights on the builds) the tree transformed from a mythical representation of the universe to that of a physical one--with the realms becoming floating planets. Accolades The Tree of Worlds was awarded the Best Group Display at Brickworld Chicago 2018. This is the third consecutive win for Eurobricks! The Fire Ship won the award for Best Sea Vessel and the Night Dragon was nominated for Best Creature. Additionally, our very own Root-Admin @Hinckley finally won the prestigious Brickworld Master award. -- Finally I'd like to thank everyone once again who participated in this undertaking that was our display! It was a lot of hard work but we are very happy to show off the results. If you would like to see more images, please view the Flickr Pages of Gideon and Hinckley
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    Micro Barad-dûr

    Micro Barad-dûr A micro model of Barad-dûr, from Lord of the Rings. Sauron's eye lights up with the use of Lifelights Products. Middle Earth Micros Barad-dûr Orthanc Smaug Enjoy ~Nemo
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    The first post of each “Year” thread often/should have that information. Rumors are not listed there however; and there is no singular tread that encompasses all themes for the year—each theme has its own specific post/thread.
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    Jurassic World 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    Was never happening—it was just wishlist talk.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Not particularly surprising, considering the earlier statements of their availability. Although it is strange that Target apparently has exclusivity rights to at least some of the sets for (presumably) the month of July. I don't ever remember that happening before. But on the plus side for those in the US...you can order them through Target! Now I just gotta wait for mine to open so I can go pick them up! Alternative conspiracy theory: Lego just didn't want us to get double VIP points on the new HP sets--because of course!
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    James Bond 2018

    What does any of this have to do with Bond? Whatever, any member of age knows that we demand correct punctuation on this forum, as well as not admitting we are under age or making it blatantly obvious like saying we are not allowed to watch movies for teens. And of course everyone is of age here yes?
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Where is everyone seeing the extra accessories for Mad-Eye? Ergo the extra hair and potion? Seems weird that he would have four accessory pieces, for one figure. Duh, Instagram. -- And I wouldn't expect a chase variant out of this series. If that rumor had any merit to it I think we would have discussed it here long ago!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well, one--we have rules and regulations that our members must follow, those rules one agreed to when they signed up to join...so yeah... And two, we are "not about" Lego's legal department knocking on our door because our members are posting links to leaked images. Lego and their license holders don't care where the leaks actually are, because apparently they don't know about Instagram--they only care that we have links to them. One of our members posted links to leaked images of the Bugatti Chiron a few weeks back. That member had just joined Eurobricks and had made a total of two posts. Does that matter? No apparently, because Lego just notices that there's a leak on Eurobricks and then the site as a whole gets bitched out because of it.
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    James Bond 2018

    Back to Bond discussion please... Thanks!
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Let’s not share links or directions to leaked images please. Thank you!
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    James Bond 2018

    I don't know why the hell we need to be talking about Doctor Who here at all? @LEGODalekbuster523 - STOP interjecting Doctor Who into everything. We've told you this multiple times. I'm not going to say it again. --- Now let's talk about Lego Bond please...
  14. We've done it again! Eurobricks had displayed its largest collaboration yet at Brickworld Chicago 2018--Tree of Worlds. Come check out the massive build and support our members over in the Community Forum.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I asked as it was on a cart of stuff going on the shelf. He said everything was going on the shelves...except...for that--pointing at the Harry Potter set! Oh well! Spotted in Naperville, IL.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    So either Lego Shop is wrong, or the press releases Lego sent out all had the wrong month listed.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Great Hall set! It was right there, on a cart in the middle of the isle! I touched it! But alas...tis not August yet.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    NOOOOOooooooooooooo! I was sooooo close to it! But they wouldn’t sell it to me! Super Target employee why!!! Why must you play with my heart?! Also the box for the Great Hall set is surprisingly small in person.
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    DC Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    I don't have an issue with anyone discussing this game here, in general, considering how little news there is to discuss in regards to DC Lego, but: Mind your expectations. In that, rarely if ever, do we see TT Games designed character materialize into physical minifigures. Excluding Dimensions and Pre-Order figures, we almost never get any of the character designs shown in the games. Even if we get the same characters--again the designs are often lesser or completely different. So long story short, don't expect to be holding these figures in your hands anytime soon. That said--looks like a great game!
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    Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    @sousmarineuse I have removed the link in question. Although, per site policy we do not close accounts on request.
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    DC Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Why are we listing names and when did we decide Copperhead and Grundy were happening? Let’s keep the speculation to a minimum—so as to not get our hopes up or cause confusion when those hopes don’t happen. Thanks!
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    DC Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    The Jessica Cruz figure will be packaged with the Lego DC Aquaman Rage of Atlantis film—which releases July 31st. Super Lex is most likely the pre-order figure for the Lego DC Villains video game—that does not yet have a release date, but presumably it’s late 2018.
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    Doctor Who CMF Campaign

    I appreciate the effort that Bill put into these example CMF figures, which look great--so let's focus on those specifically please. Using this as a platform for promotion or (worse) yet some type of "validation via argument" wordplay for why this theoretical series should exist does not seem like a productive use of a thread...
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Everyone chill down please. Thank you.
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    Lego Overwatch

    Mmm...we don’t need two threads for this. Let’s use the other one please!