hagridshut

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    Classic Space
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    U-Wing Starfighter

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  1. hagridshut

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow, there's a lot to go through here. My first impressions are that this release has some fun designs with nice play features. Are these modules compatible with the 2018-2020 sets? The color scheme seems to match the Astronomy Tower. I can't wait to see what kind of modifications and MOCs people come up with!
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    Space Police 2 Parking Enforcer

    Thanks for sharing this build! The expression on the face of the green spaceman getting a parking ticket is very funny
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    What's your oldest set?

    I think it was a generic box of classic bricks, but I am not entirely sure. I have a few incomplete Classic Space sets, which I remember receiving as gifts after I owned classic stuff and maybe a LEGO city car or two.
  4. The U-Wing is a great set. I am usually not a fan of LEGO Star Wars because I feel the franchise has taken a lot of shelf space from other SciFi themes, but the U-Wing's design is unique and majestic. It looks like flying Superman with the wings forward (which was the intent of the movie designers), and like a soaring huge bird with the wings swept back. The almost unbelievable difference in looks between the 2 wing configurations ensures that the U-Wing is always an interesting display piece. LEGO also did a great job with the minifigs.
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    LEGO Creator 2021 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Jangbricks video: Creator Safari Wildlife Tree House 31116 review! Nice brick built animals. The tree house is a bit odd, but an interesting build with good colors. Not a set I'd go out of my way to buy for myself, but I wouldn't mind receiving one as a gift!
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    M:Tron (M-Throne) Custom CMF Series 1

    Nice! The Star Wars details match well with the M:Tron color scheme
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    [MOC] Xerion Mining Corporation

    Nice! Reminds me of Power Miners, MTron, and Mars Mission too.
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    Removing sticky residue from lego

    You may be able to get rid of the residue by repeatedly sticking and peeling a piece of duct tape over the sticky area. The adhesive on the duct tape will stick to the residue and may be strong enough to pull the residue off the surface of the affected pieces. There are adhesive removing liquids. These are petroleum based solvents that will dissolve adhesives, and allow them to be wiped away. However, I generally do not recommend this, as the solvents generate noxious fumes and are toxic. You would need to wash pieces after treating them with solvent, and I think there is a risk of damage to older pieces.
  9. hagridshut

    LEGO UFO Appreciation.

    I've got mixed feelings about UFO. Spyrius and Unitron were the last space themes from which I bought LEGO sets as a child. I remember seeing UFO in stores, but I didn't really like the use of large quarter saucer pieces. Nice observation! I see the resemblance now but I never drew the connection between the Chigs and the LEGO UFO aliens.
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    What was your first lego set?

    I am not entirely sure, but it was probably a Classic Space set. I have a memory of building Space Value Pack: Twin Starfire and Spy-Bot. The octagonal trans-blue canopies seemed magical to me.
  11. No LEGO set I bought or received as a child went unopened. I don't think any of my old sets are anywhere close to mint, although aside from some discoloration, the pieces are all still as usable as they were 30 years ago!
  12. hagridshut

    how to sanitize bricks

    Mild dish soap and warm water. Scrub if necessary. Don't use hot water, as that can cause warping in pieces. Alcohol and other chemicals are probably not needed. Coronavirus generally spreads by air, and only rarely by surface contact. There's probably little risk from items that have been in shipping for a few days.
  13. Looking around my collection, I don't think I own anything that is particularly rare. All the sets I bought were easily available at numerous box stores during the late 1980's through the mid-1990's.
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    Yellowing

    I am convinced that there is some kind of chain reaction that happens. Decades ago, I used White Brick, Modified Facet 3 x 3 x 2 Top to create terrain. Only the exterior facet was exposed to any kind of light. However, years later, the entire part started to yellow, even the inside surfaces that had not seen any sort of illumination for a long time.
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    LEGO Creator 2021 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I think that it appears goofy because the proportions are so unusual for a LEGO mech. I have the "Igor" Iron Man mech from the Iron Man Hall of Armor set on my desk, and it's fairly square: the height of "Igor" measures roughly the same as the span of its shoulders. The primary build of the Space Mining Mech appears to have similar proportions. The skinny alternate build, on the other hand, is absurdly tall in comparison to its width. Some reviewers noted that this alternate build was difficult to pose because its height made it unstable and easy to tip over. The weirdness of the build appeals to me, as it stands out from more conventional mech builds.