HereWeGoAgain

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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    To be fair, they just did jungle explorers which would pretty much be the same no? Frankly I can't see Lego not bringing back pirates again in their own lineup at some point. The good thing is we're getting 2 pirate sets this year: the bay and a creator pirate ship.
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    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    They should do it like for minifigs now where they give you a hairpiece along with a helmet, give you a regular windshield along with the printed one for those who don't want to use the stickers.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I don't mind it being called ocean exploration :-) Honestly except for the police stuff, the 2020 city sets until now are kind of cool, although I haven't picked up any yet. They do seem to be redesigning some of the old school stuff (the street sweeper and the safari truck). So who knows, the new diver sets might be in the same boat...
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Yeeeah, I have it too, love the dead shark or whale or whatever it was. It's all in pieces but still complete, even have the rocks with the fish stickers still. I also picked up the one that had the white underwater base a few month ago that I never owned as a kid, used but with its box an all. Cost me like 70 bucks or so. I' m looking forward to building my underwater display with all this stuff.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    I missed out on the 2015 ones as I wasn't out of my dark ages. I did get my hands on the set with the exploration boat and the underwater wreckage though which is a really neat set. I'm mostly excited about the underwater base but I have to admit if they put another useless airplane in there it' s going to annoy me as well.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Woohoo, we're getting 4 new sea exploration sets for summer 2020 with and underwater base and all. Always loved this subtheme of city, hope they look great!
  7. I suppose you are a fan of the Architecture line of sets? ;-) To me this set is of architectural significance mostly in the techniques achieved to create a model that is true to the original in a small scale. Whether it can or should be considered as an architectural icon is debatable though. Looking at it, it has all the traits of what I would consider an Lego architecture set. First is the scale of it in the sense that it isn't a minifig scale building. Second is the box's color (all black, like all other architecture sets). Third is the fact that the architecture sets all depict real places, buildings or cities in the world. To me creator expert is more inclined for sets that have a play factor to them and aren't purely designed to get displayed. It is the case for all expert models up to this point (even all the cars we got, although display models and not minifig scale, have opening doors/hoods and whatnot that you can play with). This stadium though has 0 play features. Anyway, not like we can do anything about how they classified the set, but to me it is strange .
  8. I wonder why this isn't released in the architecture line? Creator expert doesn't make sense to me. Of well, it's a nice building overall, but I won't pick this up as I'm really not into football.
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    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    I guess it all depends on how much Lego needs to rework a model and also likely depends on the size. I can also see licensing playing a role. Steamboat was released in 2 months since Lego and Disney are already partnered. In any case, I hope it will be as good as the treehouse.
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    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    I swear, like most people, I haven't been more excited about a Lego set than this pirate bay, I still have my Barracuda ship from the 90s. It's missing the sails, but other than that it's complete, still have the instructions too. When do you think more information might come out about the official product?
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    Hello everyone, First of all, a happy new year to anyone checking out the topic! I haven't made any major update to my city. I was off work for 2 weeks like a lot of people and spent most of my time with family. My Lego time has been mostly spent on sorting some collections I acquired and building some sets I had purchased (Like the Fairground mixer, got it used a while back, no box, 99.9% complete, with instructions for 50CHF, quite a deal). To expand the city I also needed to do fine measurements to order the 2 other tables that will have the city span accross the room. I have decided the middle section for the beach/ocean will be 3 base plates wide and 4 (or 4.5) deep while the right section will be the same as the other one (6.5 base plates long and 4 base plates wide). I will soon place the order for those. I did complete the second floor of my modular above. I really like how it looks, but it's just way too different from the 1st floor to have them together. I will probably redesign that 1st floor in the future so that project it on hold. I'll probably rearrange the buildings on the 1st table and have another official modular next to the pet shop to replace my modular MOC. Finally, I have started to design the bridge portion for the train to go over the ocean using LDD. Here's a sneak peak of how one end looks like: For the bridges middle section, I will probably take some inspiration from the Spider-man bridge attack set. Cheers
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    Hello, So as a followup to this topic where I presented my 1st MOC in a very long time, I've had a bit of time since then to work on my Lego City. It's been hard to make time tbh...there's a ton of work to do, but I added 2 other MOCs already: an Octan gas station and a burger joint (used parts from the firetruck and burger joint set). BTW, if anyone has a good suggestion/source for gas price stickers in 1x4 brick/plate format, would love to hear about it because it's pretty much the only thing I'm missing to complete that gas station. Without further due, here are some pictures. I figured the outdoors people pack was a good fit for the wooden post indicating where the mountain and the city were: I did some tiling of the river that goes along the train tracks. I'll probably detail a camping site here with some trees etc. at some point, don't like just the tent sitting there next to the road. I'm in need for some 8x16 baseplates to finish of the section with the river though. I've also been using L-Gauge instructions for the curved train tracks to make them look nice. Behind the Gas station, I've tried to make it look like an abandonned alley with a broken bike, some masonry bricks etc.. Need to finish off the other side of the track though: Here's the Octan gas station, you can see where I need those price stickers... Made use of 4 large clear panel plates to bring in some light: And we have a small interior with a soda vending machine, some pastry and bread, a large fridge where you can buy milk, cheese etc. as well as a magazine/news paper stand: Next we have the burger shack that is placed right next to the gas station in case you're craving for some fast food (like those angry pirates, I think the chef's a bit scared...). It's got a full interior with the basics and a table outside to sit down: Finally a quick, not really interesting, shot of what is currently "main street" I guess. Just got a bunch of Modulars in there atm: Hope you enjoy. Updates probably won't be very frequent as I'm working on this about an hour a day when I'm lucky :-) PS: for the keen eye, no, these are indeed not official Lego road plates but chinese knockoffs. I know, I know...I got them for cheap in an auction. it's the only thing I allowed myself to put in the city that wasn't real Lego. I simply can't justify to pay 10-15$ or there-abouts for just 2 road plates. I'd rather buy actual sets. Cheers and thanks for checking in.
  13. Sorry I know the rules state to send a PM to the indexer if possible, but I'm not sure why this would be useful in this case. Does anyone have a LDD file of set 7781 Batman & Twoface's escape? I got the set used but without instructions, and the PDF instructions available online are unreadable, way too saturated in black so you can't see what exact black piece goes where. I have found a good quality PDF for the batmobile only, but not for the armored truck. Someone did post an LXF file of this set on page 155, but the file is 0kb when downloaded. Thanks
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    @LegoDW yep I already thought of that, very simple yet effective. Everything in due time :) I had some time yesterday to work on the station. It did become larger than I initially planned, but I actually find it more interesting now that it spans across 2 16x32 baseplates. There is still a lot of detailing to do and its far from complete, but we now have a nice big plateform with stairs that go across. I don't know yet if I'll keep the station itself with that wavy roof or not as I have to also do one on the other platform which is currently empty. I might also do some changes to the bridge's rails, idk yet. I kinda winged it yesterday. Anyway, some pictures: Bonus, the mess that my current Office/Lego room is
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    So, while I wait for a bricklink order to arrive to complete that 2nd floor, I have started work on beach access by train and by car with a parking lot. First I created a little train station at the edge of the table where minifigs can get out and go down to the future beach. I sketched it out on LDD and ended up winging it a bit with the parts I had at home. It's really not complete yet. There will be an overpass to get on both sides of the train (2nd platform I didn't have time to build it physically yesterday): This is honestly my 1st time making a train station, but it has the basics: somewhere to sit on and some trash cans. Here you can see from the side how it looks like. As I'm building this on a 16x32, I had to widen the platform to 6 studs. You can see I started creating a parking lot for car access to the beach. Don't mind the yellow 1x8 tiles, they aren't aligned correctly with the station. The idea will be that you can park 2 cars with their hoods going slightly under the station. I was kinda puzzled what to put on the station's roof. I ended up creating some waves and have like a mini island at the top. I figured since this is the beach's train station, I might as well reflect the theme on it. Hope you enjoyed this mini-update! Cheers
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    As much as I find this new modular nice, the interior is a bit dull. Or is it just me?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Well I really like it. Curious to see the interior as well.
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    Thanks man! I have ordered a bunch of parts through bricklink yesterday to build the 2nd floor of my modular, we'll see how that turns out. Once that's done and I figure out what the roof will look like, I have a section of train track to complete as well as a parking lot (for the future beach) to finish the 1st table of my Lego display. I say "finish" but we all know a lego city is never finished lol...next I'll have to order my next piece of wood for the second table that will host the beach/ocean area. Lots of cool stuff planned for that with a train bridge and the underwater world!
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    The 1st floor of the building above is actually 99% done (missing a few glass windows). Forgot to make pictures. I've been working on the second floor of my little modular using LDD this time. It's probably a lot more accomplished than the 1st floor and in a very different style. I'll have to see how the two combine once I actually build it. Worst case I'll make a copy of the 2nd floor for the 1st floor.
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Thing is the police and fire ones are essentially always the same. There's only so many ways to design a cop car or a police station aimed a kids without going expert like a modular.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    More than that, didn't they say they wanted to stick to some more ancient (50-60s style) buildings? Not sure how an aquarium would fit into this. Again, we've had the FB, I say a police station is a likely candidate. Also they made that contest for a vehicle for the next modular recently no? Either way I don't really care what it'll be, I like modulars so I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with whatever it is.
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    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Here are some of the next confirmed speed champion sets, dunno if this was posted before. And yes, all 8 studs. I think 8 studs allows Lego to make the cars more like the original counterparts. The Audi looks great! Ferrari F8 Tributo 85 Audi Sport quattro S1 https://www.promobricks.de/lego-speed-champions-2020-setbilder/88580
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    LEGO City 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Indeed. We're getting a new service station, I'm guessing octan branded, which is always cool. The safari truck is pretty neat! Looks like they revisited the old Legoland one (6672). I wonder what the tuning workshop will look like. And the ice-cream truck is a cool idea, probably will look similar to the pizza delivery van. The city police sets for 2020 are not something I will get personally. I'm really not into police/firefighting stuff, but I guess for kids they are OK. I mean they fulfill the idea of police chasing bad guys. Looking at the pictures on the website above, honestly the truck carrying the helicopter doesn't look all that bad viewed from the side. I do feel though Lego should brand the police sets as their own theme and not as City. City stuff should have one or max 2 sets of any given thing you find in a City. Maybe it would over-complicate things, idk. EDIT: I know this isn't city, but just saw we got the first picks of some 2020 Creator 3-1 sets, that burger monster truck is awesome : https://brickset.com/article/47018/2020-creator-set-images!
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    [MOC] Service Station

    Awesome interior details, way better than the one I did like 2 months ago lol. Really cool service station.
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    Birth of a new Lego city [UPDATE #6]

    Hi folks, Time for an update. On the right edge of the first table, I initially thought about putting the Ferris Wheel, but it's too big to fit in there (I have space for some 32x48 stuff only). So I decided I would create my first modular building on a 16x32 baseplate and in front of it, a parking lot on a 32x32 base plate that would then give access to the beach. Here's the progress on the building itself. I'm about half-way through building it, one hour there, one hour here. The first floor has an ice-cream/backery shop and a clothes shop named "SWAG", the sign for it is placed street-side. I find the ice-cream shop a bit empty, might have to add more details in the future. The second floor is still in progress, it hosts a nice appartement with a bathroom, a kitchen, custom door, place to eat, sofa etc. Still have to incorporate an entertainment system (will be wall-mounted in front of the sofa) and finish the bedroom. No clue if I'll do a 2nd floor and if I do, what it'll host. Here's the front of the ice-cream shop where you can order some yummy cones: On the inside of the shop, you can also purchase a various amount of sweet cakes and stuff. There's a large cake sign hanging on the wall: I was kinda low on these yellow/orange tiles and only had 1x6 ones, so I did what I could. I initially planned a mosaic of colors using LLD for the walls, but don't have enough of the bricks I wanted. Might do it in the future to not have such bland tan and white walls in there: In the middle you can access the 1st floor. There are 4 letter boxes on the right of the entrance, some flowers on the left and a fire extinguisher: Here we have the "SWAG" clothes shop, you can buy some cintage "Mtron" t-shirts, trousers etc.: This side of the building hosts the "SWAG" sign. I needed a short name, easy to write with bricks. Figured it was a good one. The condo has nice large rounded windows on each side for maximum view of the future beach! The condo's shower/bathroom. It's a bit cramped, but has everything you need: toilet, shower, a handle for your towel etc.: Then we have the rest of the appartment. I ended up creating a custom door to enter the place. We have a kitchen, a bar/table with some stools, all with a view on the future beach when you take your coffee in the morning (reminds me I need to create a coffee machine...): The other side with the sofa. You can barely see it, but there's a fridge that is made part of the wall next to the shelf with the sword: Next I'll work on the bedroom and I should be able to finish building this 1st floor! That's it for know guys, hope you enjoyed this small update. Cheers