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  1. Saint

    Clone Turbo Tank

    Well, tell me what you need pointers on ?? Start with having a brickload of bricks helps ;)
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    Clone Turbo Tank

    Hello Eurobrickers ! It has been a while since I posted a MOC here... and this is the reason : Over the past 3 years I've been planning and building this massive project , a Clone Turbo Tank or Juggernaught . I've displayed it on the "brickmania" show in Antwerp on the weekend of 15-16 november as a first, most picture's were taken there by other people and I like the oppurtunity to thank them ! The "tank" has a 50K + parts in it, one wheel alone counts for about a 1000 parts, they're build up with technic beams and are plated over. the whole of the tank breaks down into 28 seperate parts , has a light option in the bridge and ( for me ) more importent , it can be detailed on the inside. Now I know, some will say it's to big.. and I couldn't find any reference that it should be this and that height, so when I started, I thought of 1 thing : 300 clones + equipment, AT-RT's and speeders... that is going to be one BIG CTT... so I did ! I went on planning and constructing the wheels first, and 10-fold building isn't hard, but still a pain in the megablock ... the wheels alone took me a week or so to complete ( inbetween work and household stuff ) . Since I only had the "Incredible Cross Sections" book and a very small model to build from, I had to really come up with so many differend things, I couldn't keep track of all things. The only thing I didn't like on the original model , was the laser on top, IMHO , it was to flimsy, so I made another cannon on top. http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=550024 And here is the full galery , I'm sorry but I still cannot place the picture's as it should, I hope you like the CTT ! I've put the gallery on the Flickr too : Grtz Saint
  3. Sell it to him !! for € 10.000 ... that will shut him up !! ... or just ignore that kind of comments BTW, I checked your vid's in the past. Just loving the tanks , keep up the good work ! Grtz Saint
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    [MOC] McFlys' Speeder

    Great Scott !!! Sorry, that pun had to be made . Good looking model, I'm loving it !! grtz Saint
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    A better alternative to baseplates?

    That's why it's a great idea... for "homebuilders"... not to be negative . If I had acces to a LegoStore withing 15 km ( and not an hours drive away ) I would concider it too ! grtz Saint
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    A better alternative to baseplates?

    Well, I put them in the car... drive an hour to the show... very bumpy roads, spend half the day building and setting up... so I don't want to worry about too much.... building on baseplates takes that worry away.... I lay them flat in the car, or stack them without any worry. Not forgetting I build on 48x48's ... and in a few years it's grown to 18 baseplates, so IMHO, 18 things not to worry about Grtz Saint
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    A better alternative to baseplates?

    Besides being a great idea for "home use " , I've got a minor problem with this solution. Being an builder I need to move pieces of landscape all over the house... so while this looks great, it doesn't have the support needed to move it around safe. It's not "stackable" like I do with baseplated scenery.. thus breaking down very easy. Baseplates are expensive, I know, but sadly I need them for my diorama's .. I check local shops for cheap baseplates, rummage sales, or whatever channel I can... And like most builders... We want results, not the boring part of building from the ground up. But hey !! Like the idea, I see a lot of potential here ! Grtz Saint
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    Poe's X-Wing Fighter Stand

    A picture would help... From what I know about the LEGO Display's , they're glued solid and screwed on a stand... Not realy an option for us in general. What you could do is 3 things : 1 Build a stand with trans clear bricks or transclear Technic beams 2 Go to your local hobbyshop ( or constructionmarket ) and build one yourself 3 Search the internet for a "Stand" ... lots of stores used these to show products.. so they're out there. grtz Saint
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    I'm betting the fig is from Denmark
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    Way of connecting two parts

    Why not a 1x1 with a ring ( the thick kind ) that is also a very small solution, and easely hidden. grtz Saint
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    Clone Turbo Tank

    Uhhmm ... sadly I used some lights in it.. but that's about it. Frankly , I don't have that much experiance with moters and movement, and although it looks heavy and sturdy, it's quite fragile in some area's. It will be on display on the Brickmania show in Antwerpen again this year ;) grtz Saint
  12. Why do I get the strong urge to hum the Indiana Jones theme ?? Great MOC !!
  13. My first reaction : You're from Canada , just say " Sorry , ey " and leave it be ! Second reaction : What the freck is that guy thinking ? What kind of PTSS does this guy have ? Was he trapped in a room filled with LEGO and couldn't move without stepping on them ? ) Or Third : Did he try to eat them ?? And after seeing the video... I couldn't stop laughing !!! Fighting words indeed !! Grtz Saint
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    Help Needed to Identify Lego set

    Imperial Dropship, upside down. That's my idea. Grtz Saint
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    Is Bricklinking a set always this hard?

    I just looked it up , and can't imagine that you spend less than the amount for the cheapest one.. I think you would be better of if you bought the set. Grtz Saint
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    [CB] Post-apocalyptic Landscape

    We want More ( picture's ) !!!! Loving it !! ( not McD ) grtz Saint
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    I think in that case you should get in touth with the Lowlug admin, under "contact gegevens" . Lowlug does not accept Hotmail or Gmail, because those can be set up in a few minutes and are free. Grtz Saint
  18. checking Bricklink, I would say you did a good deal, the lowest ( complete ) is 27 € . ( no box or instructions ) grtz Saint
  19. Yep, building modulair is the best way to go ! Bracing on the in and outside will help, and boxes with some kind of padding on the sides ( crumbled up newspaper for instance ) is also a good way to go. But seeing the before and after photo... I blame the T-rex !! grtz Saint
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    Mystery piece! What is this?

    try playmobile, this ain't lego. grtz Saint
  21. Presentation ! That is the keyword I learned a few years back. For it doesn't matter if you present a stack of bricks or the most cunning MOC ever, presentation is everything ! Moving things ( and lights ) work attracting people , a nice piece of cloth underneath helps too ( and sometimes given to you by the organisation. ) grtz Saint
  22. You want to bu the RED Brasso, the blue one does not work. Red is for copper, blue is for silver. Using Aceton and clear lego bricks , you can make a glue that will do the same thing as lego-glue, even better than kraggle. ( I don't know the exact mix ) But that is offtopic. some colors let themselfs be removed with much ease, others don't ... rubbing smaller details of a surface is very , very , very hard ( especialy when they're close together ). Good Luck ! Saint
  23. aceton is really NEVER the answer... that will soften the plastic and will destroy the part you want to "fix"... I think that you should try it, the worst thing that will happen is that you'll take longer cleaning the part. Or search for the older brasso in your local store's a bit more ... like a hardware store... grtz Saint
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    Inverted cone - does it exist?

    Nope, that does not exist. But you can easaly flip it and use a small technic axle to connect it. You use the newer tile 2x2 round with a hole , if you want to connect them to a 2x2 round , or in another way... this is just one example. grtz Saint