The Island Chronicles

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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.
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    Name of the fictional Lego train company?

    I know this topic is at least 5 years old, but allow me to give an idea. Lego City Metropolitan Transit Authority (or MTA Lego City for short) I actually got the idea for names based off of actual transit systems in America. There is MTA Maryland, MTA New York, MTA Los Angelas, you name it. I figured I'd take that idea and include it in the Lego universe as well. Though I will be honest and say that its not likely to stick due to MTA being an American thing and Lego being a European company.
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    [MOC] 76901 Acura Integra DA5

    Hey! If you visit my Instagram, you will see that I am a pro at telling stories.
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    Lego City 2024

    Oh wow! I still got the plastic bags for the box that my burger truck came in.
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    [MOC] 76901 Acura Integra DA5

    I know someone who has the GSR version and its in presitine condition - showing no signs of aging. He actually added some modifications to the engine recently and it can move I tell ya. Your MOC of the Integra DA5 looks amazing dude. I personally would've chosen white wheels instead of black ones just for accuracy's sake. But I see why you used the black ones as this was a rebuilt of the Supra. I also love how you got the front just right as well. Great Job! 9.5/10
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    Lego City 2024

    If its 8 stud wide, its a no buy for me.
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    Lego City 2024

    Meh
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    MOC: Lego Island

    Lego Island was an amazing video game saga as it was the main influence behind me becoming a Lego town builder. In fact, my Lego town is based off of the game. Its toy line (Island Xtreme Stunts) may not have been very popular, but its clearly had an influence on City sets before Lego City Adventures became a thing. A criminal similar to The Brickster is seen in the police sets from 2013 and 2014, along with an officer similar to Nick Brick in the 60047 Police Station. Characters similar to Mama and Papa Brickolini are shown in the pizzeria builds in sets 7641 and 60026 along with 60150. The Hidden Side line features a character named Ronny, who wears attire similar to Pepper's. Even supporting characters like Nubby Stevens, Red Greenbase and Ed Mail show up in various sets such as 7638, 7731, 60132 and 60223. Lego Island has done a number on the minds of the people at Lego. All the same, that's an awesome MOC of the pizzeria. I actually admire how you made it there, especially the added details in the kitchen area - which you didn't see much of in the game. Please mention me when you post about the gas station. That one was my favorite place and Nubby was my favorite character.
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    Lego City 2024

    Yeah it looks like you've won the bet! You get bragging rights for that one. I never even predicted harbor or construction would be a thing in City like that ever again. Also, my wish has partly come true for some emphasis on the public transit system with the tram and tourist bus. I'm just glad that this wave doesn't seem to promote one thing over the over. Its like they're co-existing with each other. I may look at some of the jungle sets, but given that we've seen loads of explorers sets before, they just don't stand out to me like they used to. Very true! Sadly, I don't think we get the foil packs in the states. If that were the case, I'd be getting them left and right. It would be nice for some nostalgia to have a small construction crew built up of small construction machines.
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    Lego City 2024

    Likes the public transit system is gonna get some love this summer.
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    Lego City 2024

    I agree! It's not fair! I do hope we see summer sets in June. With the new plant in VA (I live in VA btw), we should get sets earlier this summer.
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    Lego City 2024

    That depends on when people in the US wish to see them.
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    Lego City 2024

    YES!!!!! I have the downtown and ice cream shop sets and imo, those are literally the greatest City sets I have acquired since the grocery store! Almost the entire set is building with a bike or scooter here and there. I plan to get the apartment soon too. I actually like the 2023 town sets. However, if they make a post office set, they will HAVE to include a mail van. I hope for those modules too. Yeah, I think road plates with buildings is being phased out. Now they're just selling buildable road plates like they did with the old road baseplates: separate from the buildings. Still have yet to get the family house. Hopefully not all are sold out at stores yet. If so, I'll just order one online. I need a few of those for my town. Now the 2023 town sets for summer are high priced, but it's worth it. Like downtown, it's rightfully $200. Have you seen how big that set is? I actually have it in my room and it's taller than my computer monitor. It acts as a shopping mall in my town. The only reason I got main square and shoping street was for the buildings. The other features, except the limo from 60271, I use as spare pieces. I agree with you 100%.
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    Lego City 2024

    I hope some of those are civilian sets, which I really love the civilian sets. I also hope one is a post office. I've been screaming for one of those for City since they discontinued 7731 after 2010.
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    Lego City 2024

    I would've gotten the ambulance sets, but the thing is......is that I don't like the colors as they are too specific to the ambulances found in the UK. At least with the red, white and blue look, it left more ends opened as far as imagination was concerned. I do still have the hospital building from 2022 as I adored that one. I actually looked at the review for that set and I must say it actually doesn't look half bad. I may actually get it just for the sake of having a decent looking corrections facility in my town. This building looks just fine. The one from 2016 was good too. But this one just looks more realistic. You know, with the brown stilts to represent bricks. Like this is NOT supposed to be a place of luxury. This is a place where bad guys go. So I give it a 9.5/10.
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    Lego City 2024

    That burger truck set is good. Just built it.
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    Lego City 2024

    So guys! I just got the go karts, road roller and burger truck. Built the go karts and I've got to say that for a small set, it adds a lot of value to my town's story.
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    2024 Space sets

    Yeah! Its obvious that Lego is trying to do a more family-oriented type of setting for the City theme. That includes making the sets to where families can build them together. To keep it on topic, the space station set only proves that even more. I may not have plans to get the set, but that doesn't mean that other people don't. I hope whoever buys the set enjoys it.
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    2024 Space sets

    I don't speak for anyone else, but I actually kinda like the way that set builds. It builds section by section like the Downtown and Apartment Building sets.
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    "Golden Age of Lego"

    Yeah! I grew up during the late 90s and early 2000s and I remember Lego being a bit different. For example, the town related sets. The explorers related sets were, while they were still under town, they were marketed as subsidiaries of the town theme as opposed to being under the town theme outright. This kinda allowed us to see them as being different areas and lands that took place in the same universe as Town and were canon to Town. Such themes were Space Port (1999, 2011-present), Arctic (2000-2004, 2014-present), Divers (1997-1998, 2015-present), Outback (replaced by Jungle), Extreme Team (which is now Stuntz) and my two personal favorites......Res Q (1998-1999) and Paradisa (1992-1997). Sadly Paradisa was replaced by the Friends theme and Space has turned from realistic space flight programs to something you'd see in science fiction. So you can say that I'm one of those who bases the golden age on the sets I grew up with.
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    [MOC] Car Model in a BOX

    Yooooo! That looks like something for Lego Ideas there.
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    Latest news about Lego animal moulds

    I dun forgot they made a goat mold. I need to get that one too!
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    Lego City 2024

    I really want a wolf mold.
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    Lego City 2024

    No problem. DUDE!!!!!! I have been screaming for a Forest Exploration subtheme since it became clear to me in 2019 that this would be a thing. My idea of the primary goal of the forest exploration subtheme would be to explore the ancient castle ruins just outside the city, finding valueables in the process as all City explorers themes seem to showcase. Animal molds would vary from bears, deer and wolves (eat your heart out @Lion King). As far as civilian sets are concerned, given City's past dealings, civilian sets are almost always guaranteed. So I believe we'll definitely see some this summer.