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  1. hagridshut

    [Moc] Gringotts Bank

    Wow, this is great! It really feels like an old fashioned Wizard bank, with the underground goblin vaults, ornate offices, and teller desks. The chandelier at the top of the high ceiling is a nice design.
  2. This is really cool. I'm definitely picking one up . Really glad LEGO is using Creator to "revive" a bit of the old Space stuff.
  3. hagridshut

    [MOC] Honeydukes (Winter Village)

    Very nice design! It would be fun to build this, fill it with Harry Potter minifgiures, and install an LED lighting kit. That would make all the colors of the candy really stand out.
  4. hagridshut

    Harry Potter custom builds and moc's

    Nice work on the tilting columns of Gringotts, and the crooked chimneys on top of Olivanders. Wizard crowds look lively
  5. hagridshut

    [MOC] Robo Stalker

    So much better than the original! Imagine this in Ice Planet colors...
  6. hagridshut

    LEGO Creator 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I just saw a photo of the 2021 Creator 3-in-1 catalog on YouTube. Space Mining Mech is similar to the Underwater Robot, except that it is white and has a rotating saw blade on one arm. Most of the body of the robot is white, although the joints and trim is black. The head appears to be a trans dark gray bubble. I'm unable to determine if a minifigure can fit inside. Small side builds are a brick built alien and a small patch of terrain with green minerals. Not sure I like this one, but I'll have to see higher res photos to know for sure. The Wildlife House is a tree house with brick built giraffe and some birds. Looks nice. There's also a Beach House with brick built shark.
  7. hagridshut

    MOC: Hospital Spaceship Ceyda

    This is an amazing build! It's like a flying city in space.
  8. hagridshut

    Lego: Space - The Comic

    I saw a similar style space suit in one of the old episodes: the one worn by Captain Dash in "200", from holovid archive footage taken while he was developing prototype FTL ships. This footage was from before he disappeared...
  9. hagridshut

    LEGO Sci-Fi 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Another observation on 31107 - Space Rover Explorer It somewhat resembles artwork from the Simon Stalenhag book Things From The Flood, specifically this photo of exploration vehicles: https://simonstalenhag.se/tftfbig/34.jpg Specifically: the pilot's area with windows that provide a view to the ground, the door on the side, floodlights, and big wheels mounted on pivoting sections. The proportions are somewhat different and the Stalenhag vehicle lacks windows, a crane, and visible coms antennas, but the shape and general functionality appears similar.
  10. hagridshut

    Do you think lego will ever realese another space theme

    Thinking back to how I used LEGO sets 25-30 years ago, they were basically "buckets of bricks". Whenever I acquired a space set, I'd build the model from the instructions, play with it for a few days, and then disassemble it for use in space MOCs. It wasn't until about 10 years ago that I retrieved my box of LEGOs from storage and began reconstructing a few of the original models from the instruction booklets. Space sets had several types of unique elements. Minifigures are the obvious example. Certain types of structural elements like Support 2 x 4 x 5 Stanchion Inclined, 3mm Wide Posts, trans-colored bricks, plates, windows and canopies, and printed computer consoles are other pieces that made Space sets different from City, Castle, and Pirates. For MOC builders, I think having a big dedicated theme available for purchase is less important than having an available library of components to build interesting Space things. Star Wars sets do provide a number of canopy and computer pieces, although the generally drab color palate is my biggest problem with them. For Collectors, or casual hobbyists looking to occasionally build a model for fun, I can see why lack of new in-house Space sets might be boring. My read on the situation is that where "Classic" themes are concerned, Creator 3-in-1 is the future. This year's Space Rover provides a very nice library of components that can be appreciated by children and adult hobbyists alike. Same with the Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Ship, for those who enjoyed Pirates. The Lego Movie and The Lego Movie 2 also provided a few years of space themed products. For those who want to build Space, LEGO is providing the materials. Sure, I'd like another product line that brings us sub-themes like Ice Planet or original Blacktron, but even without these, there are still plenty of sets that provide options for Space builders.
  11. hagridshut

    Lego: Space - The Comic

    Any thoughts on 31107 - Space Rover Explorer? The detail on the minifigure torso is superb. I don't think I've ever seen a Space Agency logo printed with such sharp and fine lines.
  12. hagridshut

    LEGO Sci-Fi 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Some quick thoughts on 31107 - Space Rover Explorer Nice build of moderate complexity. There's a wide array of component types and colors in this set, making it a boon for children and adult MOC builders alike. When opening the bags, the varied and interesting color palette was the first thing I noticed. I really like the detailed printing on the astronaut minifgure's torso. The other 2 characters included in the set: a green alien and a rover droid, are clever builds. This is not a "Classic Space" set, as it is closer to hard SciFi rather than fantasy SciFi (Think James SA Corey's The Expanse rather than something like The 5th Element), but the vehicle would not look totally out of place in a Classic Space scene. The walkie-talkie, wrench, and printed computer panels are clear homages to Classic Space. Overall, a nice buy. I highly recommend for Lego Space enthusiasts.
  13. hagridshut

    What did you buy today?

    Just got this: 31107 - Space Rover Explorer. Creator 3-in-1 is becoming one of my favorite themes, and I want to support LEGO's in-house Space lineup as much as possible.
  14. hagridshut

    Seriously, how did this happen?

    We may have lost the Space theme, but LEGO is still making some Space sets. There were some nice spaceships from The Lego Movie and The Lego Movie 2. The latest wave of Creator 3-in-1 sets has a nice exploration rover.
  15. How many people or parents pay attention to the age ratings? I never did, and neither did my parents 25-30 years ago. I built an Intergalactic Command Base by myself at age 4-5. I think many parents will sort of know what level of building complexity their child can handle. The age ranges are general guidelines, nothing more.