Bugbot20082

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    MOC series: Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    The final group images of the exhibition convoy together: Size comparison chart of all the vehicles plus some extra from a yet unmade Atlantis City set: All the above images are hosted on my Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBwao9
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    MOC series: Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    06. Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Mole's Digger The Digger: Play Features: The complete set with accessories: Minifigures: Set Features: Milo Thatch, Gaetan "Mole" Moliére the expeditions’ geologist, Audrey Ramirez the expeditions’ mechanic, an expedition solider and two mask-wearing Atlanteans including Princess Kida as minifigures Rubber tank-treads at the front of the vehicle that turn as the digger moves forward The large rear wheels are attached to a differential and drive the drill rotation. This is engaged by a switch on top of the back of the digger As the digger moves forward the front section of the drill rotates counter-clockwise and the rear section rotates clockwise by means of a technic turntable The top of the front of the digger has storage compartments for two tool crates The roof of each cabin can be removed easily for playability The rear engine cover can open up to reveal valves and dials The set contains approximately 1300 pieces.
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    MOC series: Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    05. Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Balloon Battle The ‘Gyro-Evac’ Balloon: The Water-Vat Truck: The Troop Transport Truck and Crystal container: The ‘Aktirak’ stone shark vehicle and plane: Miniatures: Size comparison of the vehicles: Features: - Minifigures included are Commander L.T. Rourke, Helga Sinclair, Milo Thatch, Audrey Ramirez, Joshua Sweet, Princess Kida (crystal form) and two expedition soldiers - The ‘Water-Vat’ tanker truck is modular in construction and the tank on the back opens up at the top just like in the movie. The space inside is sufficient to contain the crystal chamber, plane and some other accessories. - The troop transport truck has a winch to load up the crystal chamber to take it away from the city to the volcano shaft - The crystal chamber opens up to put thePrincess Kida minifigure inside - Recreate the aerial battle with the plane and flying ‘Aktirak’ stone-shark - The balloon has six spinning propellers and many bombs which can be dropped This set contains approximately 1140 pieces
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    MOC series: Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    04. Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Ketak Battle The Plane-launching Truck: Rourke’s Command Car: ‘Ketak’ Stone Fish: The Plane: Minifigures: Set features include: - Commander L.T. Rourke (Uniform), Vincenzo "Vinny" Santorini, Atlantean soldier and an expedition soldier as minifigures - Each Stone Fish fires two energy bolts from it mouth, triggered from the back - The truck transforms into a Plane-launching platform - Pull-back and release mechanism powered by an elastic band launches the plane into the air - Rourke’s Command Car features an opening roof and a small gun-turret The model contains approximately 563 pieces
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    MOC series: Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    03. Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Firefly Attack Cookie‘S Chuck Wagon: The ‘oiler’ truck: Minifigures: Features include: - Commander L.T. Rourke, Milo Thatch, Cookie Farnsworth and an Atlantis expedition driver as minifigures - Four brick-built fireflies - ‘Exploding’ feature built into the oiler truck activated by pushing down a lever - Lots of food and kitchen items contained in each of the Chuck Wagon’s 10 barrels and crates - The rear of the Chuck Wagon pulls out to access more of the internal storage - The small engine which pulls the Chuck Wagon has working tracks The model contains approximately 434 pieces
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    MOC series: Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Ok so after years of procrastination I have finally uploaded the old images of my MOC series above to Flickr, the original host website mocpages went down so the images no longer show in the original post. So here they are again!: 01. Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Shepherd's Journal/ Whitmore‘s Office This small set marks the beginning of the adventure featuring: - Preston B. Whitmore, Milo Thatch and Helga Sinclair minifigures - The Shepard’s Journal book - Printed tiles representing the portfolio papers of the expedition specialists and crew - A miniature model of the Ulysses, the massive submarine which the expedition begins the journey on - The fireplace, fish tank and a globe from the office as well as several small statues and other artefacts in Whitmore’s collection. 105 pieces 02. Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Sub Pod Features include: - Gaetan "Mole" Moliére and Vincenzo "Vinny" Santorini minifigures - 8 flick-fire torpedoes mounted on the two main fins of the pod which can also rotate - Opening cockpit which can fit both minifigures - Spinning propeller The model contains approximately 194 pieces
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Good ideas, but as you say the viaduct itself is not that ‘fun’ itself for a playset… I have another idea how they could do the viaduct: make it a facade with the I rear side being an unrelated internal room, such as the Slytherin Common room. The arches could be filled in with transparent dark green 1x2x5 bricks as the windows for the room but creating the illusion of empty space from the other side when used in the main display set up
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Do you think the next big modules will include the two connecting bridges shown in the blurred outline? How would they do it? It would be a bit weird for a set of the viaduct entrance building to have the long viaduct leading to knowhere, with just a dead drop at the end
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Try soak it in some Warm water for a few minutes, it should help it relax back to shape I just checked mine and Sauron’s helmet and they are all good, not bent. Nonetheless I miss the little protective bags that they used for rubbery/painted parts like the dwarf beards and Saruman’s hair. My copy of the new Hadrid’s hut sadly came with a Fang with some horrible Scratches on both sides, I wish it had been in its own bag. I was shocked also the hagrid body too was also loose as that’s been bagged before. I’m all for reducing plastic waste but in these instances I think it’s justified
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    I can see them doing a UCS Bangend, as it’s one of the most iconic locations. It might have a similar footprint to Rivendale but less parts: interior with at least 3 connected rooms each with a window to the front: entrance hallway, living room, dining/tea room. study. The back of the set is open and the roof can be removed like the original set. Perhaps have a removable fireplace to help prop up the weight of the removable roof/tree when it’s all together A much more substantial tree build compared to the original set Includes Gandalf’s cart and a detailed garden and front fence/gate Figures: Gandalf, old Bilbo, the other 4 hobbits, cart horse, Rosie? I doubt they would do the company of Dearves as much as I would like that this is an ideas set which is similar to what I can imagine: https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/58660122-6eea-44ec-bfb4-a0d26f4015fa/application/21120fac-42d9-40d6-92a7-440998a54970
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Thanks for your tip, I rang them on Sunday when they opened and Westfield Shepherd’s Bush had only a couple left and they had a long Que so no chance, however the store at Battersea Power Station which is less known had a few in stock too and offered to reserve me a copy! So I dashed there in the trian and got the GWP! They also had a large built display of the model but no Minifigures, also it’ was all glued together except the mechanisms, it’s huge in person. , the box must have weighed 6kg by the feel of it.
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Hi I’m in the U.K., I got insiders access and it’s in stock still online but no GWP available it seams… is it worth it trying London Westfield or Battersea Power station to see if they have the GWP in store?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    How far do you think Lego can go with the new Diagon Alley system sets, so far we have had two sets with two locations/shops. What’s going to be next?
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    If I get this set these are the mods I’ll have to do to make it work better for me: taller central tower, not an entire module but a few inches of extra bricks to improve the proportions reduce the fat ‘collar’ around the central tower where those rubbery large spikes attach, make it more flush redo the dining hall into a WW2 bunker style war-room with a large map of middle earth and a throne for the Mouth to dictate from. longer entrance bridge and a gate at the end.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Challenge accepted. Set 76439 Ollivander & Madam Malkin's Robes contains 2 packs of wands, one reddish brown and one medium nougat. Each Pack has 12 wands, consisting of 2 copies of 6 different shapes: The 6 shapes are as follows and my guesses for their closest matches from the NobleCollection collectible wands are as follows: 1 Snake Headed: Lucious Malfoy, Amycus Carrow, Death Eater 2 Curved with spiral pattern on the handle: Bellatrix, Krum, George Weasley, Snatcher 3 Screw/spiral pattern down the full length: Hermione, Xenophilius, Cho Chang, Trelawney 4 Flat-ended with smooth handle: Harry, Sprout, Mundungus, Tonks? 5 Large Round mushroom shaped end with banded detail on the grip: Lupin, Quirrell (unofficial), Ron?, Moody? 6 Wedge-shaped profile end with spiral detail on the grip: Neville, Ginny, Dean Thomas, Arthur Weasley, Fred Weasley, Alecto Carrow, Percy Weasley Several characters wands have a spiral/snail shape profile at the end of their wand (Queenie Goldstein, Fleur, Pettigrew), it’s a shame this pattern wasn’t included in the range of special wand moulds, number 5 on my list is rather plain in my opinion and doesn’t correlate well to any specific wand and should have had a spiral detail instead. Going by many of the names above it would fit very well for many characters to get a pack of these wands in black, perhaps in a Department of Mysteries Battle set?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Agreed, I think the secret door is just a play feature to make the model more fun, children can use their imagination: it’s a secret passage out of the castle, or the way Quirrel let in the Troll for example, Hogwarts is famous for secret passages so it’s on-theme and can be used in many ways
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    The next big castle section will be the grand staircase tower with the lookout tower/quad entrance arch attached, all on top of another rocket foundation, here is my hopes for the interior: Dumbledore’s office (this is a given) in the roof Griffin statue staircase's below Gryffindor Common-room removable module in the main tower below that Moving staircase like the micro set on the ground floor of the main tower. Umbridge’s office in the lookout tower (like the micro castle) DaDA classroom in the roof section over the arch Dungon module 1: OotP Room of Requirement, with Neville and Ron (to differentiate it from the previous set). Dungeon module 2: Slytherin Commin Room, incudes the Bloody Barron smaller middle Dungeon space: trophy room 5 figures mentioned above + Harry + Draco + new Slytherin student Which might leave the Ravenclaw common room, Divination and other classrooms, library etc for the viaduct entrance building. No idea for the dungeons for that section though.
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I like the new system, although it looks like it won’t include the clock or astronomy towers unless they keep it going for 5 years+, where other waves have only had a 3 year plan I think before a reboot. I don’t see the problem with the way the potions classroom was done, it means those scenes and characters are accessible for young families with smaller budgets and get lots of extra detail and parts. I love the way the classroom folds up so tidy and gets stored away underground, it’s like the Great Hall becomes a toy box when not in use. I had a thought today about the Great Hall architecture, and wanted to see what everyone else thought: In the movies we see that the hall space is very wide and has the big tall windows etc, see here from one of the studio theme parks: Compare that to this external of the building: It looks like the ‘floor’ of the great hall itself is above the lower row of windows, inline with the detail in the stone where snow is settling. So question is are all those lower windows looking into the kitchen? And would the Hufflepuff common room be below that inside the rock foundation/basement of the Hall?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    One more thought, with the Troll included some of us speculated that the great hall might be decorated for Halloween, sadly this is not the case. But could Halloween pumpkins for example be included in the advent calendar?
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    Also for UK collectors, Game has a 20% discount on lots of new sets including the first wave (Forest, Hagrid’s hut, boat house etc)
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    That Aragog is amazing, so anatomically correct and makes the 2018 one look like a cute chibi/funko version by comparison, you could actually frighten people with it. Shame there is no fang. I hope the Dumbledore from the Great hall is the same one in the Advent Calendar, with that hat and printed skirt. I don’t plan to get this hall but might make my own from the online instructions using my existing peices
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    Wizarding World 2024 - Rumors & Discussion

    I’m very pleased with the new house ghost and Professor Vector, this was a good choice of figs to include in this set. Nice also to see new Hufflepuff students too and I’m so glad to see the CMF Dumbledore hair/hat being used again. I’m a little disappointed with hey used for he scarecrow hat for Vector, she needed something more elegant Troll looks very good and well made with painted/printed clothes etc, an excellent big-fig and one of the main attractions of the set, I hope the bathroom module includes some troll smashing play features Is the gold scissors in Malkins a new colour for those? Fair play to re-use the librarian hat for Madame Malkin, but the re-use of many other existing parts and prints makes the building look like a MOC in my eyes, apart from the stickers which are great Mandrake is excellent, very stand out and uses many original building techniques which gives it its own aesthetic compared to Groot or the LotR Ent but also stays true to the real prop, I love all the entangled vines and roots, and the huge leaves with printing are impressive. I only wish it had come with a Herbology Hermione using a recolour of that Hidden-side hair with moulded headphones, maybe that will appear in a future greenhouse set
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    I was going to say this too and i like the idea. If I was the designer I would do this. It could have an architecture style base and consumer feedback could be used to judge weather there is appetite for a mini series for the rest of the iconic locations for adult collectors alongside the brick heads. The scale model would illustrate the size of the ‘real’ tower compared to the one we see more often in the context of people, it would definitely enhance the build without being painful to miss out on for those that can’t get it. Given the know measurements would the towers be in scale With microfigures? Like the UCS Hogwarts or Helicarrier ?
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    Lord of the Rings Ongoing Discussion

    Maybe we can refer the UCS battle of Hoth or the Starwars Canteena as a example of miniature heavy UCS sets: Hoth: 15 figs + two large moulded animals Canteena: 21 figures plus a large moulded animal. Three new moulds for parts of alien figures. Original Helms Deep set: 8 figures + a horse
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Some new parts just dropped, notably for the small plants collection such as the printed cactus 2x2 round tile