Captain Nemo

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  1. Captain Nemo

    MOC: The Moth-Mobile

    The Moth-Mobile As is well established fact, Killer Moth is without a doubt the most feared and successful criminal mastermind...to ever hover--menacingly--near streetlights within the city limits of Gotham between 8:00 and 9:45 PM. Along with his trusty sidekick partner co-boss Firefly, the two villains have conquered all within their sight! And it's all thanks to...the Moth-Mobile? I've finally finished what is surely to be my most popular of Moth themed builds, the Moth-Mobile. An idiotically designed monstrosity, with the color scheme of an exploded paint factory, that liberally steals aesthetics from multiple different lesser Batmobiles of a number of different eras, while simultaneously throwing out all those important little things like ground clearance, seat belts, and even the barest hint of structural support around the driver's seat face. The Moth-Mobile! This is the most dangerous vehicle on the road, particularly for those who sit inside it. It has duel mounted machine guns and a battering ram face. The uniquely shaped cockpit is sculpted entirely out of a thin layer shatter proof glass, so you can really see everything coming your way! Also no trunk space. Two neon spoiler wings are attached at the back--to both bring up debilitating flashbacks of Batman & Robin as well as give you the false impression that it can fly. It can't. The back mudguards too might remind you of Batman v Superman, in case you were not angry enough. But don't worry, the large Tumbler-esque tires at the back will surely make you wish this was a Tumbler. It isn't. As you clearly know, the Moth-Mobile was well crafted, and as such it has room for two full passengers and their legs! Styled in a tandem-bicycle form the seats and this interior are also fashionable. I mean just look at that pink leather! And who needs doors when you can climb right in through the sun-roof. That was intentional too! Go get em' boys! --- Well that was fun. I built this like, six or seven months ago--whenever the first pictures of Firefly leaked--and I've been waiting for his physical release to show this off, because you can't have Killer Moth without Firefly. It was an arduous wait to say the least. I'm rather happy with how this vehicle turned out, particularly its utterly gaudy design. Also I'm gonna try something new, so let's see how this goes: As I know Killer Moth is rather popular in the Lego community--due in part to his frequent appearances in the Lego games and multiple physical minifigures--I did take the liberty to preemptively create "instructions" of the Moth-Mobile (as well as my Catmobile) using Bricklink's new Stud.io system. I've never used Stud.io before, so if they're a bit rough then...oh well. You can download the free files of the Moth-Mobile and Catmobile from my Bricklink Studio page. Enjoy! And make you drive fast and recklessly kids!
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    MOC: The Moth-Mobile

    Thank you everyone--this was a fun build, and I'm happy everyone seems to enjoy it. Those are great guesses! All I'm gonna say is one them has a pickle-cannon. That's all I'm gonna say! Thank you! I figured there would be some members of the community interested in this. Despite his appearances in Lego, Killer Moth doesn't seem to have too many actual builds. Now I just have to get to work on a Moth-Cave!
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    MOC: Gingerbread Express

    The Gingerbread Express All Aboard! So this year, my sister told me I was to make her a gingerbread town, ice rink, and train (among other unrelated things she wanted after browsing Lego Reddit, and all its random wonders). After negotiating, I talked her down to just the train--fortunately! While I do own two trains, this is the first time I've ever built my own. It was an experience. I don't intend to make any more anytime soon however, because I'm not about the life of spending four dollars per wheel. Nonetheless, I'm very happy with how it turned out! Gingerbread creations seem to be all the rage this year, but a gingerbread train was something different. I choose to forgo any real lattice work, which is common for the style, and instead utilize a couple fist fulls of tooth plates I picked up years ago from a PAB wall. The frosting technique, while rudimentary, really started to give the train a cool gooey look, so as I built the rest of the four cars I just went all in! Gingerbread Engine This was both the easiest and most difficult car to build, and its still not right. Getting the wheels to work correctly was a challenge (again, having never designed my own train, all the necessary dimensions/techniques were just unknown to me), but the goop just really worked here! I particularly like the strands of frosting that pour at the back. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Car For the coal car, I went with a big bright cup of hot chocolate. The train is built using the 9V system, so this cup was largely used to somewhat cover the motor box. I suppose it would have made more sense to incorporate the motor in to the engine (since the motor now just pushes the engine itself forward), but I chose to put it here to keep the engine aesthetically pleasing. Any who, the addition of a giant chocolate chip cookie, peppermint sticks, and a chocolate frog was just icing on the cake. Also icing, added that too. Here you can also see the peppermint sticks that are used to attach the cars to one another. Gingerbread Cargo Car While I wasn't necessarily setting out to make a Christmas themed train, I wanted hints of that--specially in the form of a flatbed with presents. But once I had the flatbed, I just knew I needed to add a large flat gingerbread tree cookie! The giant tree cookie is geared into one of the wheels, so it spins when the train is moving. I of course threw in a bunch of presents in there too, from boxes of LEGO to cellphones and teddy-bears. Gingerbread Caboose For the caboose, I wanted a really cute, tiny car. I used the same poor-mans lattice work from the engine here, to tie the train together, but all in all this was a rather simple end car. --- Thanks for checking this out!
  4. What a coincidence in timing! @Holodoc I'll be at Brickworld too...but perhaps we could arrange some sort of EB Skype call between the two collective groups? The Ultimate Eurobricks Convention Crossover event!
  5. Here follows are the current confirmed upcoming Lego Marvel Superheroes themed sets, for early 2018 release: Additional Content Forthcoming...
  6. Maybe the day after we get the New 52 Superman from Lego Batman 3...
  7. Nah, it just smells like bullshit. I wouldn't put any stock into that. That is in no way a credible source, at all, whatsoever.
  8. Here follows are the current confirmed upcoming Lego DC Superheroes themed sets, for early 2018: January Wave: #76096: Superman Krypto Team-Up - $19.99 Pieces: ?? #76097: Lex Luthor Mech Takedown - $39.99 Pieces: ?? #76098: Speed Force Freeze Pursuit - $29.99 Pieces: ??
  9. Failed! You've learned nothing from this theme!
  10. Captain Nemo

    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Ok everyone, back to set discussion only, please. Thanks.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    The set in question was sold on two separate, publicly visible, eBay listings--how those two sellers acquired the set to sell is their own business, if it was though illegal means then it is up to eBay and the appropriate authorities to deal with. Once the images entered the public consciousness however, they are out there. Please do not call out other members as thieves for seeing something with their eyes on Instagram and then wanting to talk about it here. -- Back to set discussion everyone. All set discussion.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Well I don't know about anyone else--but I think this might be the best Lego Movie set yet! I hoped we would get some great Mad-Max builds, and while the first wave sets didn't have much of that, this D2C has it in spades! The build is so dense and I'm very impressed that the detail continues 360 degrees around--the back looks just as good as the front! An instant buy on sight for me! Also--the famed return of the barbed wire piece!
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    MOC: Hogwarts Castle Clock Tower

    Harry Potter is making a resurgence in Lego and with it comes the return of great custom Hogwarts creations! ETELENZOS92 has built his own version of the Hogwarts Clock Tower, complete with a fully lit interior. Head on over to the Licensed Forum to check out this magical build!
  14. This thread is getting a bit off track—please do not discuss the MCU films or trailers here. This thread is for set discussion specifically—trailer speculation does not equal set discussion. Please take all film and trailer talk over to Culture and Multimedia. Thanks!
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    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Let’s take that tweet with a grain of salt for now...developing a film is way different than actively working on a green-lit one. So that is by no means confirmation a LBM2 is happening.
  16. Anyone can write anything on Brickipedia. Don't expect those sets to be made.
  17. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...a Caption Contest?! With the recent release of the highly anticipated Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game, there's been a surge in Instagraming activity among the Super-Villain community. BUT! All those great photos still need captions! Goal: Write great, appropriate, and fun captions for one, some, or all of the great photos below! Contest Rules: Contest runs from Monday, October 29th 2018 to Friday, November 2nd 2018 Closed Please do not quote the images in your post, simply post your own written photo caption in this thread Please number your caption(s) to match the number of the corresponding photo To enter you must write a caption for at least one of the photos below You do not have to write captions for ever photo, only photos of your choice There is no limit to the number of captions per photo entries you may submit Judging: Best caption(s) win. Whatever that means. Don't take this too seriously--this is simply spontaneous fun! No set limit on the number of contest winners Prizes: The winners will receive one of these two sweet, exclusive, Licensed Super-Villain themed tags! Photos needing Captions! Below are the photos needing Captions. Shot out to our very own @BaneShake for supplying a number of these screenshots. Photo #1 Photo #2 Photo #3 Photo #4 Photo #5 Photo #6 Photo #7 Photo #8 (Two Photos) Photo #9 Photo #10 Photo #11
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Don’t read too much into that artwork. Stuff like that is not made by the set design team, rather outsourced artists. They are given lots of leeway in their ability to design and include characters in styles and costumes that were never intended to come to fruition—at least as they are show here.
  19. We’re getting a Duplo Classic Electro? I must have missed that news. Either way, I would not take that to mean we should expect a Minifigure version anytime soon...if one recalls, the preliminary images for the Spider-Trike originally showed a Classic Electro figure, new helmet and all... But ultimately the final set gave us...the Ultimate version.
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    Spontaneous Caption Contest: Lego DC Super-Villains

    And..."contest" closed! Thank you to everyone who participated--the captions were all appropriately hilarious! Hopefully we will have more spontaneous contests like this one in the future.
  21. Captain Nemo

    Spontaneous Caption Contest!

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...a Caption Contest?! The release of the Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game has brought with it an unlimited number of hilarious photos, screenshots, and selfies--but they need captions! Swing on over to the Licensed forum to partake in this simple and hilarious Caption Contest--and you might walk away with some sweet Joker or Harley tags!
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Thanks! If you could send them to me attached in a PM, that would be great.
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Awesome! I spent the afternoon taking some interesting photos, I just need to actually figure out how to screenshot them after the fact. —— I’ve noticed some weird occurrences with the customizer too, but only ever regarding the abilities. I’ve been able to get bolts to fire from a single weapon, but I’ve not tried duel wielding. I think a big issue is that the abilities can often accidentally override each other without notice, which causes all sorts of issues. So basically it’s super important to be careful when selecting buttons and their corresponding actions. —— I haven’t checked, but presumably it is somewhere considering the fact its built on the loading screen’s micro scale model. I’ll have to look around.
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I've finished the story and have spent the last day or so free-roaming around. Overall it's been great fun--the story was well done, if a bit anticlimactic I think. I do wish it had a level or two of just villains being villains. As really exploring what a world without the Justice League would be like. We got a little of that, but I just wanted a bit more as the second half of the story is far more heroic based. There were lots of plot twists and crisscrosses which was amazing however! Some random thoughts: Omega beams chasing through the speed-force! "Look at all those posers--I liked Kite-Man before it was cool! Kite-Man...heck yeah!" Driving is utterly impossible. I've taken to riding a bike everywhere. I could fly...but this is better. Plus it has a turn radius and a bell. My main crew is Captain Boomerang and the Riddler. I take them everywhere and when I must fly I use Banshee. I love Boomer and I absolutely love Riddler's Rebirth design--kinda hoping we get that physically...seems lazy enough for Lego to release. Aside from liking his design, Riddler's search ability is necessary for those quests where you have to track down like five people--they're otherwise impossible to find! Calendar-Man blowing up my phone with his dumb-ass texts about his made-up holiday. Literally stealing candy from babies...I love you TT Games! Last one: I've never seen/used the Camera function before (Although I think it was in Marvel 2). Still it's super fun to use, and at times utterly hilarious. I've been thinking of whipping up a spontaneous Caption Contest--members screenshot some pics from the game and then we put up a thread in Licensed for others to write captions for? Prizes would be tags. Anyone interested in this?
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I’m loving the game so far! Particularly the amazing voice cast and writing. I’ve played five or six levels so far, and all of them have been both engaging and surprising. I’ve not really free-roamed yet, but the hubs look spectacular and I love that you are required to traverse the hub to continue the story missions. I will say though, driving is super difficult and all the cars seem to have the turn radius of a mountain. Other random thoughts: I love the main theme song from the menu and the Hall of Doom. It’s probably from somewhere, but it’s spectacular! The level/set design is awesome—I particularly love the Iceberg Lounge. The last Lego game, aside from Dimensions, that I’ve played was Marvel 1–so I’m a bit surprised at how many actions/abilities can now be used with just a few controller buttons...although I find it annoying when you keep accidentally shrinking or growing when you are trying to do something else. The character creator is great! But my imagination was limited at the start—I basically just made Catman...the creator at the start seems rather limited and I didn’t want to make a half-baked character from the get-go.