Yoggington

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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think the approach would be to have a link just before the hill climb. For example, if you had two of the current model, you could rotate one 180degrees, remove the section between start point and hill, and have them run into each other there. Like it'll climb the hill on one, come all the way down, into climbing the hill on the second half. It would be interesting to try, but not an experiment I can afford!
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Is it too much to ask that the old and new models have an easy connection point that results in a working coaster with few extra pieces required?
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    These pieces don't ring a bell for me at all. Can you see if it says 'Lego' on the studs? They might be some other brand in which case I can't help. Lego doesn't go in for tanks too often. A lot of other brands step in to fill that gap. Might be off-brand or a MOC that combines bits of both.
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    I think the first one is a MOC. This piece is in only one set: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=87552pb076#T=C&C=88 And it's no tank. I can't really see the piece from this angle, you might be able to confirm that is it. The brown/orange one seems to be a part of set 70603 https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70603-1#T=S&O={"iconly":0}
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    You can always upload to imgur (or any image hosting site) and then just post a link here rather than the image. Or to identify sets by yourself, first find some rare looking part in some odd looking color. For example, I used your orange flag on the vehicle and the drill piece on the mech. Then look those up on Bricklink (e.g. search 'drill', or browse the color guide to find all decorated flags in orange: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogColors.asp?utm_content=subnav ). Once you've found the parts, chasing down the set is simple enough.
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    The white mech is 70223 - Icebite's Claw Driller (Legends of Chima) The orange quad is 70914 - Bane Toxic Truck Attack (Batman(
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    Rounded Train Tunnel

    I wanted to share some images of a tunnel facade I've been working on. It is for a standalone display in my home, and built to fit the Cargo Train 60198. Tunnel clearance They are built as a pair. Some colours need changing out, will pick those up next time I am using bricklink. I'm not sure about the keystone, but the left version will do for now. Tunnel front facade The rounded effect is created using 1x2 rounded plates as seen below. In terms of alignment, this will result in the tunnel having an odd-count stud width, as an even-count messes with the radius. While I have not tried it, this theoretically means it will work at any odd-count width, so you could boost the width if you had wider trains, or wanted to place it at a curve. Consequently, you will need to offset the entire structure by one half-stud. Tunnel backend
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    Rounded Train Tunnel

    Hah, no. Just 40 year old bricks passed through many sibling's hands (and mouths). I figured some old stonework was a good place for them, rather than some shiny new building in the town.
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    Rounded Train Tunnel

    Aha, thanks @Pendra37, I see what you mean now. If I get a wider train I'll give it a spin. I'll have to get some tips around using angles in stud.io too - anything off grid seems to go haywire for me.
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    Rounded Train Tunnel

    Aha, I understand the thoughts on evening it out now. My fault, I haven't really explained it correctly. Firstly the current fix. The tunnel is only a facade, so it can be attached to whatever hill/stonework you like, with jumper plates underneath, and on top; using a connection something like the below: Nextly, the actual issue. It's not quite as simple as bunging an extra stud into the connection. When I say it doesn't align, I mean at the red point highlighted. Sure you can add an extra stud, but this creates a gap (green) that is snugly sealed in an odd count width. Once the front is applied, you end up with parts of the internal arch pulling away from the external arch (yellow compared to blue). Further, this is not even accounting for the pink areas - if you don't start in the centre and work outwards, you will end up with non-symmetric heights on the frontage. So for now, offsetting by a half-stud will do.
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    Rounded Train Tunnel

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean here, a diagram might help? I would have preferred an even width tunnel overall. The issue arises because of the internal arch radius. The arch made up of the 1x2s only aligns snugly with the arch pieces at an odd width. If the 2x3 plate between the arch pieces is extended to be a 2x4, then the 1x2 arch will either be overlong, or undersized - either way it won't sit snugly against the arch pieces.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    There's an interview with the designer here worth a read: https://brickarchitect.com/2021/interview-secret-history-of-10297-lego-boutique-hotel-with-anderson-ward-grubb-ashwin-visser/ While not a replica of any particular building, he mentions general "beautiful Beaux arts buildings throughout Europe" as inspiration, and specifically calls out the Metropolis Building in Madrid, and the Central post Office in Ljubljana (Slovenia). In my mind at least, I see it as somewhere near the Spanish end of the Mediterranean.
  13. I think so yes - you are hanging around on the wrong channels. This is very easy to do, since these types of videos outnumber more creative ones tenfold. A youtube channel such as your own needs to feed the algorithm - and this in turn means continually making videos that show engagement. A review video is considerably "easier" to make than something original, especially if you get into the pattern of cranking out review videos and that constant churn. It's also quicker. I don't mean to say making a new review video daily is easy - but it's certainly easier than making content that is researched, planned, fine-tuned, passed through several quality edits etc. You see review videos with millions of views that is just some face browsing the lego website and commenting live as they click into things. What even is that? But they get clicks. It's just an unfortunate side-effect of the way YouTube works that these type of videos will become more numerous, and therefore, more people will make them, and the rare original creative video will get lost like a diamond in the churn. One smaller factor I haven't seen mentioned is that these videos have a unifying factor that MOC videos do not. "A video on the new boutique hotel? Oh hey I'm planning to buy that one, might click in here to see if it's worth it" was my thought process last week, along with a few hundred thousand others. That's a lot of clicks.
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    Bricklink Designer Program 2021 Discussion Thread

    I think I'll pass on this wave altogether. I'd write off most as not my thing, too bloated/expensive, or duplicating things I already have going. There are two that take my fancy - the Waterfall & the Observatory. I'm a big fan of the waterfall, but I feel like I'm only interested in the mechanism of it, and I'll probably try to recreate it myself rather than buying. Observatory is a similar story. In theory it's great, but the lack of roundness on the centrepiece dome puts me off. I might take a closer look and see if it could be recreated with the new space dome pieces from 60351. Would need to be relatively inexpensive for an experiment set.
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    The smaller pieces of straight are flexi-track. They have a bit of give & tolerance in them, and can be used if some unusual layout just won't quite connect. You can see them in use in the image Dr Spock posted up thread. This L-shaped layout I posted earlier ( https://i.imgur.com/6u6QWe5.png) doesn't need any of these. However, it does have an issue on the inside corner you will need to consider.
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    The easiest way to figure this out is to look up 60197 on Bricklink itself, look at what parts are supplied - then get more of the same :) For the record, 60197 is driven from a motor & wheels on the train itself - so no voltage required in your track, they are just plastic rails. It's been a long time since Lego released a train with metal tracks. The straights are this piece (and 4 are supplied with the set) : https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=53401&idColor=85#T=C&C=85 The bends are this piece (and 16 are supplied with the set) : https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=53400&idColor=85#T=C&C=85 By my math above, you'll want to buy 30 additional straights, and 8 additional curves.
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    I wonder if a Lego 'Idea' submission that was just some goats could garner 10k votes.
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    Google translate tells me this might be some type of henhouse. Is that right or am I way off the mark?
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    [MOC][IDEAS 5k] Zoo

    I am very impressed with this. I have been thinking for a while now how to fit a big zoo in a small space, and I think this is the way forward! Thanks for posting.
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    Do have a look into some software, as you will have more questions no doubt. This is simple enough. We can work this much out from the diagram above already. Each right angle corner requires 4 bend pieces, so that's 24 total. Straight runs start 1.5 baseplates from the end of the table, and each cover 16 studs length (half a baseplate). So that becomes 14 + 8 + 3 + 9 for 34 straight pieces. Unfortunately due to the radius of the track, and the widths of your tables, the internal curve cannot fit correctly to this configuration. See this picture: https://i.imgur.com/6u6QWe5.png You could resolve that by adding a bridge/triangle of ground under it. Pushing the whole track right against the lip would *nearly* resolve. Or you could look at non-lego products with a tighter radius - though this may affect any long carriages you have, or carriages with fixed wheels/no bogeys.
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    Looking to build a small model railroad

    Hi John, I think you mean to layout like so: For a bigger image, click here. So by my count that's 16 of the bend tracks, and 16 of the straights (maybe same again for the second table??). I have quickly mocked this up using Bricklink stud.io, which is a software perfect for figuring out answers to exactly your type of questions. Well worth getting familiar with to trial things before purchasing too much. I believe the swivel part you are talking about is the '2x2 turntable', which has several versions. Here is one type: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3680c01&name=Turntable 2 x 2 Plate with Light Gray Top (3680 / 3679)&category=[Turntable]#T=C but it's worth just searching the term 2x2 turntable to see others.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Thanks for linking this. Seeing the design process and what was left by the wayside is very illuminating. While I quite like the new modular, there is certainly something off about it. The way it's gotta connect on a corner to any other modular at all is going to be very awkward. Seeing what was left on the cutting room floor explains a lot, I have to assume price was the reason to cut back. That, or lack of space inside the smaller building. This would be a much better fit all round, I think they lost a key functionality during development from this one to the end result. It's an actual corner now, and that central alley can link to the backs of the other buildings. On the plus side, this gives us a big nudge in the direction required to fix it right up.
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    Dream Lego Licensed Themes

    I would love some proper attention given to the X-Men. Hopefully that is coming in the near future if they start popping up in the MCU. I almost expect it is coming, but I'd love to see it given the 18+ treatment and a deep dive into their dozens of characters instead of just the top 3-8. Zelda feels like an obvious & endless theme. Anything that will supply a steady supply of middle-earth / fantasy / medieval sets. I'd like some castles, but I'd love some elves & orcs & dwarfs to go with. Warcraft? DnD? Doesn't really matter. Zelda could nearly cover this if they wanted to. The recent Arcane TV show has laid out just how rich the lore of League of Legends is. The audience for it is absolutely huge too. I'd love to see what the Lego designers could come up with under a Transformers theme - obviously they'd have to be able to transform between vehicle & robot. Lastly (and least likely of all) the Jurassic Park theme has gotten as stale as the movies. I think pivoting the 'dinosaur' line to use Dinotopia instead would open a huge amount of possibility. A forgotten franchise of well loved children's books (and a poor TV mini-series) due a reboot. Based around humans & dinos living together in harmony in a land that time forgot. Imagine a dino-city wave - Pterodactyls with saddles, police riding Triceratops, firetricks built into Brontosaurus, Anklosaurus swinging wrecking-ball tails on the construction site. Unfortunately it wouldn't sell a tenth of merchandise, so it ain't happening, but a man can dream..
  24. I don't care too much for reviewers, I can go read about a new set most anywhere. I'm more about watching people build out either MOCs or mods to official sets. In that vein I will second Robin Hood Bricks as mentioned already, and add two more that are of similar style - Lion Bricks - chill music and city building (no modulars, just his own designs). Teal Bricks in Paradisa - his tropical city is set in 2060, and all that the future entails, so all his mods have this interweaved story of what future-tech might be common by then. It's cool to watch him nerd out about the latest electric car innovation and incorporate it into his burgeoning city.
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    I am thinking the hospital. And with the right extension the roof could fit the helicopter from 60343. I don't love the truck that comes with that, I'll have to see if I can finagle just the chopper from somewhere without paying over the odds.