The Island Chronicles

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    [MOC] 76920 Honda Civic EG6

    Now if Lego had a wave where they did imports only, I'd be broke.
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    Lego City 2024

    @TeriXeri Don't forget. This year's fire station also has two berths; one for the cherry picker that comes with the set and the other one which is just the right size for the 4x4 fire truck of this year. There is also the water-based prison island sets which connect the dots.
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    Lego City 2024

    Combine´╗┐ is just a way the newer City design works, as an incentive to sell more sets, and give a reason to collect more. Ikr! I think they should do that more often.
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    Lego City 2024

    Yeah! I saw pictures of that set and to be honest, I'm actually impressed. I think I may actually buy that one and use it as a regular science lab in my town instead of it being space oriented.
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    Lego City 2024

    Why isn't that a thing in Europe tho? That would make sense in any country that celebrates the holidays.
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    Lego City 2024

    We should get them in early to mid-May depending on when they will be released. I already know they won't be coming to the states until August so I'm bracing myself for that. That's at least the case for the sets that are good. The lame ones will likely be in June. But Europe and other countries get all City sets in June.
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    Lego City 2024

    Yes it's a very large building, but there weren't any vehicles, except for the wheelchair that the old lady was in. I can say the same about downtown and the ice cream shop. The lack of vehicles (which I think is a good thing for sets like this) automatically puts those sets at least 50 USD below their asking price. If it were up to me, the downtown set wouldn't exceed $79.99 USD and the apartment would only cost what? $49.99. Ice cream shop was fairly priced so I won't mess with that one. . Dude, I'd love to see someone do that. I have yet to find a video of that actually happening. I'm intrigued to see how it plays out.
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    Lego City 2024

    Speaking of the apartmtent building set, not too long after acquiring the prison island set, I got the apartment building set at a department store on clearance. Like I ended up only paying $50 for that set, which imo, should've been the original asking price.
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    Lego City 2023 Leaks, Rumours, Speculation And Discussion

    It was a 2023 set......
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    Lego City 2023 Leaks, Rumours, Speculation And Discussion

    I got the apartment building on clearance at Target today.
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    Lego City 2024

    Dude! I love that set. My town is based off of the Lego Island saga so this set actually fits perfectly for a modern day version of the prison from the first game. It has its flaws, but like you said, those are really just minor flaws like the wash room. The building and interior of the building is nice though.
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    Lego City 2024

    Oh guys! Guess what? I got the prison island set for my birthday last week. Just finished building it today.
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    Ideas for new City sets

    I'm surprised Lego hasn't done one of those yet. I'd buy a few of those if they did.
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    Lego City 2024

    Yeah! At least until they make one that the minifigs can hold in their hands.
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    Lego City 2024

    You know what i want to see as far as molds are concerned: a paper bag mold to represent a child's lunch like this. Meanwhile, I have to use the money sacks from the 2022 bank set because there is no paper bag mold.
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    Lego city jungle set ideas

    Here is a better forum to post these on. https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/9448-ideas-for-new-city-sets/
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    My review on the 60363 Ice Cream Shop

    So yesterday, for City release week, I had brought the 60363 Ice Cream Shop! I've gotta say.....this set actually has impressed me above the call and duty. So I'm going to start off with the pros and cons. Then I'll give my summary. TURN ONS The lady in the bear costume instead of a plain ice cream shop worker. The birthday party scene outside the shop Easy to customize - I added a wall to one of the sides. Barely any emphasis on the vehicle. TURN OFFS A bit overpriced. I would've made it $10 cheaper. No inside furniture. But....that can be fixed. My overall summary for this set, I looooooove this thing! I love the little straight-to-the-point detail on the inside with the flavor section, milkshake blender, cones, topping section and the little refrigerator on the side. There is also a plant inside for decoration. I can tell that they took inspiration from Friends with this ice cream shop. Especially with the buildable ice cream sign on top of the building. I love the exterior as it reminds me of an average retro-style look. The front dining area is a bonus as well. I adore the little birthday party scene with the little boy with a baloon and the bear mascot. Lego so far claims that buildings don't tell stories in the City theme like vehicles do. But this building contradicts them as this building tells a story with little to no vehicle and/or emergency situations present. The little boy is coming here for his birthday party. There is a vehicle, which is the little bike and there is a cardinal for the animal mould. But the bike doesn't stand out, nor does it makes the majority of the set. This set gets a 9.5/10 from me.
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    Lego City 2024

    Nice! There should be an anniversary trend for certain pieces. Because I also noticed that some pieces that were used for classic town are still being used today.
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    Lego City 2024

    I started collecting City during its HEY days - lame pun intended. That was back when even some police, fire and medical vehicles were 4 stud wide. I still have those. But they're in pieces right now.
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    Lego City 2024

    It seems like no one is trying to understand why I say what I do about the vehicles sizes. So I'm just not going to bring up the topic anymore.
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    Lego City 2024

    Did someone say.......Johnny Thunder? Hey, is Dr. Kilroy, Pippin Reed and Sam Sinister going to be there too? I plan to get that one. Initially. I only planned to get the go karts, burger truck and road roller - which I have all three. But after seeing a review, I decided to get prison island too.
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    Lego City 2024

    I say that only for automobiles. Trucks are buses stay six stud wide.
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    Lego City 2024

    That's why I think City should go back to doing the 4 stud wide thing for automobiles. They used to do so well. I've seen compacts, sports cars, roadsters, SUVs, police cars and limos done from 4 studs by Lego. I think with the 4207 garage, they did a minivan build along with an ambulance in the 2012 hospital set.
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    Lego City 2024

    That's what I said. I remember saying that when I was trying to look for City magazine. They sell every type of Lego magazine in the US except for the City one. Which is unfair in my opinion.
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    MOC: Lego Island

    That gas station is righteous dude. I actually admire the retro look of the pumps, but I also love how you utilized the new double door piece for the entrance. Assuming that's what it is, I also love how you put the garage door from the tuning workshop to indicate a workspace for Nubby. Personaly, I think a small convenience store is good for citizens who are on the go and don't have time to stop for groceries. Like the police or paramedics.