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About TheLegoDr

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  • Birthday 12/11/1983

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    Castle, Pirates, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Modular building, Mini-scale building


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  1. Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Sometimes it is useful to know people's order status. It alerts others that there is a delay (that is if they don't read it on the BnP page themselves). It might deter people from ordering right now while things are going out of stock. I agree, having the pieces listed has been helpful.
  2. Sanctum Sanctorum Pepe's Pizza MOD

    The city needs more pizza. All that dough and cheese makes it hard to poop. There are very few restrooms available, therefore minifgures shouldn't need to poop. Problem solved... In a more serious comment, It seems pizza makes the most sense unless you can get different stickers. Are you wanting it to be food based or retail based? I've considered modifying this as well, but I wanted to use a different pizzeria instead of City Pizza.
  3. Review: 5005358 Minifigure Factory

    Interesting review. I did order sets to get this for free, but I was pretty nonplussed about it. The nanofigs are neat, but I agree on being confused on the inclusion of some of them. I'd prefer a castle nanofig. Looking at it, I really only wanted the Classic Space nanofig, and only because of Benny, so I'm guess I wasted money. I'll likely either keep it sealed (which is pointless) or part it out and trash the box, which is the bulk of the set, so I don't know what to think. Thanks for sharing. My response seems bitter, so I think I'm just over LEGO these days.
  4. The Punisher Bust

    Nicely done. Great shaping overall. But I agree, it does oddly resemble Bruce Campbell. But now you know what to do for an Evil Dead bust (if you haven't done one already). The punisher is neat, but there are so many iterations of him now, it's tough to pick one.
  5. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I don't care for brickheadz, but I hope they can do his glasses better than robin's from the Batman movie.
  6. EB Xmas Raffle 2017 - Winners per day calendar

    My package arrived yesterday. I was not expecting it so quickly! Thank you for running the raffle. I know it is a lot of work. I can't wait to incorporate the new Leia and Han heads into some MOCs.
  7. This was a favorite childhood set of mine. I'm glad I grew up when I did. I would call the late 80s/early 90s a golden era for LEGO for sure. Castle and Pirates were my favorite themes, but Castle always pulled ahead. You had the Crusaders, Forestmen, Black Falcons, Black Knights, and Wolfpack. All great themes with fun builds. But maybe I'm biased. I built a remodeled/updated version of Skull's Eye Schooner a few years ago (I still need to photograph it) and I had a lot of fun making an official set "better." I told myself I wanted to do this more. I wanted to have more fun building instead of stressing out about picking up official sets before they retire. So I decided to go for the River Fortress first. When looking online I came across a few others that have already done this and as inspiring as they were, I definitely saw areas I wanted to change, so I decided to MOC one myself. I hope you all enjoy these photos. I know they aren't the best quality. I only had access to my iPhone 7. Any criticism is welcome. I've already tweaked it a little here and there since taking these photos. And next is to build more groundwork sideways to incorporate more of a forest (and maybe a group of crusaders pulling a cart of gold they can rob). Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr From another angle. Closer look at some of the mushrooms. Nothing too special, but it adds a little something extra. Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr The rear of the building. I took a lot of cues from how I would imagine the official set to look. (and yes, the back does open like the original). Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr Straight on Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr Interior shot. It is like they cut off part of the tree to build around it and it just kept on growing. I want to eventually add more of a small armory and some beds. Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr Upper level Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr Close-up of the front smaller tree. I like how the leaves angle a bit. (And just now looking at the picture, the front hinge should actually be angled down more) Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr And the whole gang. Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John, and I assume they would have a pet, why not? Forestman River Fortress Redux 2017 by TheLegoDr, on Flickr I hope this was fun enough to get some good reviews. I enjoyed doing it and I hope to do more like this. Maybe Black Knight's Castle next. Thanks! Oops! It appears I did something wrong. I thought I followed the tutorial correctly, but I'll have to check back when I have more time. I hope you can wait for pictures a tad longer. Edit: Hopefully fixed the picture issue.
  8. How to Design a Modular or a Non-Modular Building?

    I know I wasn't in the list, but I'll throw in a few cents. I have only the one modular posted online made for the Modular Madness contest back in 2012/2013. I didn't have the collection back then so I made do with what I had. Since then, of course, my collection grew. I have looked at more builders (like the many listed above, and others) and felt inspiration for different color schemes, techniques, etc. I have multiple modulars MOC'd that I need to take pictures of still, so hopefully one day I will join the ranks of the other builders in this post. Either way, it boils down to whatever you're comfortable with starting. After reading this list, a lot of builders share similar methods, but also arrive there differently. I am the type that will actually free hand draw it out with where I want details. I'll pencil in how big I expect that space to be. You have to be aware of what pieces you are attempting to draw to know how much space they will take up. The end result isn't a scale drawing by any means, but you at least know how big each section will be to know how it will fit on your starting ground plate. (Plus, I just like drawing buildings. That helps). I'm cheap also. Notoriously cheap. I don't like shopping on bricklink. I try to make do with what I already have, if I can. That certainly limits things, but it can also force you to think a bit outside the box or go with other combinations you weren't originally expecting. In the end, I'll have to order certain elements, but I keep it at a minimum. That alerts me of what colors I may want to use. Do I have any of this color? No? Then I best think about a different combination first. With all of that said, I do have multiple WIPs currently. I should go back to the drawing board, literally.
  9. The Journey back to Echo Base

    That is incredible. Kudos to you for doing the research. This is one of those passion projects I wish I could do (as in I wish I had passion enough to create a very realistic creation around something I love). I really like how it is all coming together in digital format. I may have to borrow some of those ideas for future non-SW projects (with credit of course). Looking at that top picture makes me really notice how small Snowspeeders actually are.
  10. [MOC] What's in the Closet?

    Nicely done. I had closet doors like that in my childhood bedroom. I hadn't thought of the creepy factor (although I always kept them open, maybe subconsciously). Is that medium nougat?
  11. Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors and Discussion

    I haven't kept up on the leaks or news and I don't want to read an extra 20 pages. But keeping the target audience in mind, they tend to be light on figures for most sets. So a giant castle will likely be a playset, not a display piece, and it might not have as many figures as you'd expect. Either way, I'm pumped for more Potter since the 2010 line is what brought me out of my DA. Although, funds are lower this year, so it will be harder to get all the different themes I want. Oh well..
  12. Sulphur-Chrested Cockatoo

    That looks incredible. An artist always is never happy with their work, so I can understand what you are saying. But from an outside perspective, you nailed it! I haven't ever tried building in this style, so I wouldn't begin to know where to start. Keep up the good work.
  13. [MOC] Spyrius Saucer Scout MK2

    Nicely done. I loved spyrius as a kid. I only had a handful of the sets, but the black/red/dark blue color scheme was very different and interesting. This captured the shape of the original pretty well. I like the details you added in to make it more updated. It's hard for me to wrap my head around how to update a previous build. That is my goal from last year, to build updated versions of sets I liked as a kid. I've only done Forestman River Fortress so far, but I hope to do more including some Blacktron II or Ice Planet (and now maybe Spyrius). Keep up the good work.
  14. [MOC] NCS Outpost

    Well done. I built a little outpost inspired by the originals also (no pics yet), but mine is more "original design" as in slightly updated from official. Yours is very creative and has more originality. So I will definitely look back at this and try to rework mine to make it more updated and my own instead of official designs. Keep up the good work.
  15. Alienator Redux (MOC)

    Interesting. I like the idea of evolving older childhood sets into something bigger/newer/better. This certainly fits the bill. It's interesting to see how much it looks like a bulkier AT-ST. Either way, it works. It would be neat to see it in real life, but like you said, I don't think some of those combinations exist unfortunately.