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    [MOC] "Fer Maiden" - 36 Gun Privateer Frigate

    You almost had me!
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    Story-Driven Castle Themes?

    Personally, I'm "anti-story" when it comes to Castle. I started collecting the theme in the late 80s when characters/minifigs may have had different heraldry, but remained nameless and "generic". I preferred this. Because it let me build the stories. But I'm no dope. I appreciate the advantages of branded, or "story-driven" themes/waves. And understand that some folks prefer them. We're all entitled to our preferences. I don't judge others for theirs. That said, if The LEGO Group did go the story route with a new Castle theme, I'd hope they steer in a direction that could potentially serve multiple masters. I'd propose something like a G-rated Game Of Thrones. A story/theme featuring different, feuding factions (or houses); all lightheartedly duking it out for the kingdom's crown. Adult hobbyists would enjoy new shield designs, original prints, updated weapon molds, etc... And kids could sink their teeth into a serialized adventure story brimming with over the top characters and hilarious plot twists that older fans could just as easily ignore in favor of enjoying the sets separately, and on their own merit. This approach would also (hopefully) encourage color schemes that aren't overly bright and boisterous. I guess my point it is, given my druthers as a Castle-loving AHOL, I'd like something with new/revitalized factions that isn't too-Junior. But don't see why a competent LEGO design and creative team couldn't put together an updated theme that embraces the narrative success of Ninjago for kids, but stays neutral enough in tone and set composition to give patient, and long-suffering adult Castle fans something to get excited about again.
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    Roof Technique idea

    Roofs are the part of custom building I tend to struggle with the most. So any technique suggestion is a good one in my books. Thanks for sharing!
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    [LEGO Ideas] Medieval Carpenter

    I just became a proud supporter of this wonderful design over at Ideas. Bravo! This is SO nicely done!
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    [OL - FB] The rat-catcher, Acropolis

    I am a rat!!!
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    MOC Medieval Haven

    I want to live here!
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    [OL - FB] The rat-catcher, Acropolis

    Here a rat. There a rat. Everywhere a rat, rat!!
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    [MOC] Medieval House

    An interesting roof technique. I love it!
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    [Moc] Blacksmith with a classic base

    Man, I used to love those big ole' baseplates! Great job on this modification. I love it!
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    [MOC] Dwarven Barber Shop

    I love this! A barber shop isn't what immediately comes to mind when you think "high fantasy", but it makes sense! And this is a beautiful build! Thanks for sharing.
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    [Freebuild] Out Through the Market

    That massive statue adds so much to an already delightful build! Bravo!
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    Ye Olde Time Bakery Shoppe

    How adorable! I love shops and little builds like these! Great work!
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    [REVIEW] 40450 – Amelia Earhart Tribute

    The map is a sticker? Weak.
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    Old West Saloon, Bank, and Trading Post

    I would buy these immediately!
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    [MOC] Training Grounds

    The whole thing is beautiful! But I particularly love the tree and the door!
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    Medieval street

    This is stunning! Would love to see more!
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    [MOC] Scriptorium Mokotovum

    WOW! This is anything BUT typical! I'm in love!
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    [LEGO Ideas] Medieval Butcher

    I'm a proud supporter of this beautiful build!
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    Classic Space Evolution

    What a fun set of minifigure evolutions! Absolutely love these!
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    [MOC] Jungle Ruins

    Gorgeous landscaping and a brilliant build overall. Absolutely love it!
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    New To The Chicagoland Area

    Greetings! Hope anybody and everybody reading this is doing well! I'm an AHOL relatively new to Chicagoland. Hoping to get to know or chat with anybody, or any LUGs or other similar groups local to the area. Feel free to send me a message if this sounds like you or your organization. Always eager to connect with fellow hobbyists! Thanks. And play well!
  22. Howdy, This is Black Glove Bricks. I've been a LEGO enthusiast for 35+ years. Castle is my theme of choice. But I dabble in whatever else strikes me as interesting at the moment. I love original minifigure assemblies and creating new characters using existing LEGO minifigure parts. If you're an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) or Adult Hobbyist of LEGO (AHOL) check out some of my videos HERE on YouTube. Or visit Black Glove Bricks online for adult LEGO fun. I'm looking forward to getting to know as many of you as I can. Because this hobby is at its most fun when you're sharing it with others. Thanks for your time. Happy to meet you!
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    75290 Mos Eisley Cantina [video]

    Killer video! I have never seen excellent stop motion combined with a set review in this way! I'm your latest subscriber! Awesome stuff! Keep it up! Can't wait to check out more!
  24. Awesome, awesome, awesome job of modding and populating your cantina! Coming up with original and unique Mos Eisley Cantina patrons is a hobby of mine too! Here's a link to some of my Cantina Creature Battle Packs HERE! Hope you like mine as much as I like yours!
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    [REVIEW] 75299 Trouble on Tatooine

    Thanks for the review! Tried like crazy to get this from last night. But couldn't get mine in before they happened to land on backorder. This just makes me all the more excited to finally grab one. Maybe I'll try Amazon!