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  1. I just watched your video @TalonCard - great job! Didn't know you are the guy behind LoreEscape. I had already subscribed to your channel a few months ago. Awesome to see the game explained in such detail, thanks for your work! Makes me happy to see so many people, like you, Slugger and many others dig up so much history about Time Cruisers. I sure hope there'll be a lot more to discover in the future! Chris
  2. For anyone who's interested, I have found a little more info about the game from World Club Magazine. It is actually listed on Bricklink, although there's absolutely no info about the game: World Club - Das Zeitreise-Action-Spiel (925.789-D) (German)&category=[1997]#T=S&O={"iconly":0} This German page though goes into a lot more detail, even the rules of the game are explained: Here's the translated version: "Game components: Game board, 4 identity cards, 16 life chips, 16 position cards, 16 code chips, 12 opponent cards, 3 life chips for opponents Commentary: This game was a supplement to the LEGO World Club magazine. In addition to the game material mentioned, you also need one LEGO figure and one dice per player. The game is played in twos or fours. With four players, two form a team. The game board shows four time zones: Castle, Western, Divers and UFO. Each player receives an identity card that shows their attack strength, defense strength, and life points. These values can also be found on the enemy cards. Players start at the "Time Wheel" in the middle of the plane. The aim is to collect 8 code chips as quickly as possible. There are four positions per time zone where the chips are hidden. It is important to reach them as quickly as possible. Three of the four positions require defeating opponents before capturing the chip. Once a team has collected 8 codes they return to the time wheel and roll a 6 they win." So there were many more cards and chips that I'm missing unfortunately... Chris
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    [MOC] Aquasharks - Shark Infiltrator

    Looks really sleek and agile! Perfect for infiltrating the Aquanauts Base The landscape is simple yet very effective. Together with the blue backdrop it looks marvelous. Well done! If only the photos of my MOCs were as professional as yours The real highlight for me though are the air bubbles on the back created by the propeller - only at second glance I realized what parts they were made of! Chris
  4. That's a very detailed brick-built dinosaur! I guess that must have been quite challenging to get all the cones lined up correctly. Are the legs moveable? I really like the landscape here, certainly fitting for Dino Island. Those trees are very well-done! And the small campfire is a nice little detail I only spotted at second glance. Chris
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    [MOC] Adventuters; Dino Island Offroader

    Great job! Looks alot better than most of the vehicles we got in the official Dino Island sets (except maybe for the Island Racer and Dino Explorer, those were proper vehicles). Always amazes me how different the Adventurers cars can look, even though most of them use the same moulded cockpit and the crate piece at the back. The bigger wheels you used and the higher rear axle as well as the detailed front make your car distinct from the others. Chris
  6. First of all, thanks everyone for sharing all these background infos on Time Cruisers! Very interesting stuff. There's two things I found interesting enough to share here, I hope it will be of interest for you too. 1. Ice Cream Promotion The Austrian catalog of 1997 shows an ice cream promotion in cooperation with Eskimo (part of Unilever). If you collected 10 ice cream sticks you would get a key chain. The ice doesn't look much like Tim though... It's also interesting how different the Austrian and German 1997 catalogs are in regards to Time Cruisers. The German one doesn't even mention the 1996 sets, while in the Austrian three of the four are shown plus the promotion mentioned above. Maybe that has to do with the Klick magazine and the comic starting in Austria... on the other hand the Germans got the radio plays in 1996, which we didn't get Time Cruisers by sinister5988, auf Flickr 2. World Club Game I have this board game from my childhood, unfortunately I can't recall from which issue of World Club Magazin it was. A board game featuring four worlds: Western, Divers, UFO and Castle (Fright Knights). Looking at the featured themes it must have come out in 1997. It's NOT this game Time Cruisers Board Game&category=[Game][Time Cruisers / Twisters]#T=I which was available for sale. 20230320_143239 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230320_143228 by sinister5988, auf Flickr I don't have any more info on this, or how it is played, but I found three game cards that obviously belong to this game: Karten by sinister5988, auf Flickr Tim and Ali are certainly looking weird here. Very interesting they call him Ali here, as his name was usually Ingo in Austria. The card also says Tim is one of Dr. Cyber's best friends and the leader of the Time Twisters is called Captain Spooky - anyone ever heard that name? That's it for now... I also recently bought a whole bunch of Austrian Klick and World Club magazines from 1995 - 2001, if I find anything of interest I'll be sure to share it here with you guys! Chris
  7. Wow these cars are awesome! Very fitting for the Adventurers theme. When I build Adventurers vehicles, I pretty much always use the famous moulded cockpit part (30149). But with your building techniques there's certainly a lot more flexibility. Great that it can seat three minifgures - can't think of an official Adventurers car that could do that. Do you plan on creating instructions for these two? I'd love to build them too, especially the Scorpion Tracker. Chris
  8. Thanks for your feedback! You're right, especially the side of the house where the red entrance door is located looks very normal and not zany enough. Right now I don't really have an idea how to fix it without taking most of it apart - but I'll think about it Glad you like the Hypno Cruiser!
  9. Hi everyone, I haven't been active here for a while, so I thought it was time for a new post Today I would like to show you one of my MOCs that I built a few months ago. I know Time Cruisers has never really been a very popular theme, but I like the idea and thought I could improve upon the official sets... So here it is... Dr. Cyber's infamous Mystic Mountain Time Lab! 20230214_100718 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_100817 by sinister5988, auf Flickr "Welcome to my lab!" 20230214_102609 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Entering the lab, you find yourself in a small room, with a staircase and some closets, which is mostly used for storing various headgears from different eras (and yes, there is some money lying around, since Dr. Cyber is a crazy scientist, it has to be a bit messy ) 20230214_102503 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Passing through the swinging white door leads us to the heart of the building - the actual lab/workshop! 20230214_101949 by sinister5988, auf Flickr While Dr. Cyber is doing some programming for his next time travel, Tim is working on a new engine for the Hypno Cruiser. 20230214_101926 by sinister5988, auf Flickr There's a white door leading from the workshop out to the small dock in front of the house. 20230214_103026 by sinister5988, auf Flickr The tiny house with red window is, just like in the original set, a time machine of its own. The yellow hose is the power supply and can be unplugged, once the machine is done loading. 20230214_101250 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Although in this case the house doesn't fly, but swim! 20230214_101338 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Let's go back into the main building. Walking up the black stairs we saw in the first room leads us to the first floor. Up there is a couch for Tim and Ali to chill (or in Ali's case have a nap ) and Dr. Cyber's desk with some nice outlook. 20230214_102318 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_102356 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_102652(0) by sinister5988, auf Flickr The roof above the workshop can be reached by the brown revolving door on the opposite site of the couch. 20230214_103059 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Here we'll find a telescope and some computers connected to the antenna, where Robbi the Robot is working. The trans-neon green cone turns the telescope by using gears. 20230214_101505 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_101546 by sinister5988, auf Flickr On the roof above the first floor is a satellite dish, on which Ali likes to climb around on 20230214_102921 by sinister5988, auf Flickr That's it for the lab - here are some overview pictures: 20230214_100817 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_100857 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_101049 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Oh no, Ali has stolen Tim's cap! 20230214_101036 by sinister5988, auf Flickr I also built a heavily modified version of the Hypno Cruiser. Dr. Cyber parks it next to the lab. 20230214_103338 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_103426 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Tim also hops on board. Unfortunately I don't own the windscreen parts (6070), so I had to use to seperate trans-light blue panels. 20230214_103501 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20230214_103600 by sinister5988, auf Flickr The back of the vehicle has a trunk, where items and equipment can be stored... 20230214_103827 by sinister5988, auf Flickr ...or Ali can sleep in there 20230214_104008 by sinister5988, auf Flickr The Hypno Cruiser and the lab together: 20230214_104203 by sinister5988, auf Flickr More pictures can be found in my flickr album: Hope you like it - feedback is always welcome! Chris
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    [MOC] Majisto's Dragon Cave

    Hello everyone, I would like to share my latest Castle MOC with you: Majisto's Dragon Cave This is a place where the Dragon Knights can lock up their captured Dragons and Majisto can cast spells on them to make them obedient to him and his knights. It was inspired by and is sort of a combination of the Dark Dragon's Den and Majisto's Magical Workshop. 20220223_114358 by sinister5988, auf Flickr At the front there is a big gate, which can be opened and closed to get the dragons in and out of the cave. 20220223_114428 by sinister5988, auf Flickr To the left of the gate there's a secret entrance to the top floor. 20220223_115108 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_114553 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Only Majisto knows how to open it! 20220223_114607 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_114906(0) by sinister5988, auf Flickr On the upper floor there's a small workshop and a little tower. 20220223_114724 by sinister5988, auf Flickr The door underneath the tower can be opened so Majisto can cast his spells direclty onto the dragon in the cave (or you can throw some unwanted guests down into the cave ) 20220223_114735 by sinister5988, auf Flickr A smaller entrance, only big enough for humas to pass through, is located on the right side (someone needs to feed the dragons, right?). 20220223_114826 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_114849 by sinister5988, auf Flickr I also built a slightly modified version of the Dragon Wagon, since it fits well with the cave. I especially didn't like the seat for the driver and also wanted to add one of those horse dragon helmets to the top of the wagon. 20220223_115219 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_115252 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_115322 by sinister5988, auf Flickr The Dragon Knights use the Dragon Wagon to transport their captured dragons to Majisto's Dragon Cave, where the can lock them up. 20220223_115505 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_115522 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_115538 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220223_115604 by sinister5988, auf Flickr I'll finish this post with a photo of the Cave and the Wagon together - I just love the look of the Dragon Knights and their color scheme 20220223_115708 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Let me know what you think, Feedback is always welcome Chris
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    Adventurers Desert (Egypt) MOCs/MODs

    Thanks all for the kind feedback, I appreciate it The Adventurers theme is perfect for storytelling in my opinion, although my main focus are the builds. I only included the story to make a connection between the MOCs. Glad you liked the story so far though
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    Adventurers Desert (Egypt) MOCs/MODs

    3. Yet another map... After a few hours of driving through the desert, Gail, Doc and Johnny finally find what they were looking for. The secret tomb! The tomb was inspired by set 5958 Mummy's Tomb. 20220203_113139 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220203_113236 by sinister5988, auf Flickr While Johnny has barely gotten out of his truck yet, Doc has already taken out his magnifying glass and starts deciphering the drawings on the statue. Gail immediately took her camera to capture their find on film. 20220203_113607 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Next Doc takes a closer look at the hieroglyphs on the entrance of the tomb... 20220203_113946 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Meanwhile their friend Harry also arrives at the tomb, after landing his plane right next to it. "Guess who was following me, guys! Baron von Barron was on my heels for a while, but I managed to escape him. Although I have a bad feeling that this won't be the last time we have see him..." 20220203_114048 by sinister5988, auf Flickr "Hey Doc!" Johnny says, "this small statue seems to have some sort of turning function, I think we should give it a try and see what happens." 20220203_114127 by sinister5988, auf Flickr As Johnny turns the statue with the falcon on top, the chain attached to it causes the entrance of the tomb to slowly open. 20220203_114339 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220203_114424 by sinister5988, auf Flickr "Enough Johnny, you can stop now!" says Doc, as he starts entering the tomb. 20220203_114541 by sinister5988, auf Flickr As Doc sets his first step into the tomb, a strange looking pillar suddenly starts turning... 20220203_114826 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Suprised and a litte scared by the skeleton that appeared, Doc takes a step back. 20220203_114857 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Well, Johnny's not afraid at all so he enters the tomb first instead of Doc Lightning. 20220203_115003 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Unfortunately, the tomb seems rather empty and no magic ruby is to be seen anywhere. "Wait, what's that at the end of the corridor?" 20220203_115335 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Johnny sees a treasure chest, which seems to big to get it out of the tomb. But wait, right behind the treasure chest is a small hole leading outside to the back of the tomb, just big enough for the chest... 20220203_115505 by sinister5988, auf Flickr So after detaching the chest from the tomb, he pushes it out through the hole... 20220203_115557 by sinister5988, auf Flickr .. leaves the tomb through the front entrance and tells his fellow adventurers about his find. They walk around the tomb to the treasure chest. 20220203_115816 by sinister5988, auf Flickr After they managed to break it open, it becomes clear there is no treasure inside the chest, but a map. 20220203_115902 by sinister5988, auf Flickr While Doc is very excited and starts studying it immediately... 20220203_130233 by sinister5988, auf Flickr ...Harry leans back against the palm tree thinking "Damn, yet another map. I thought we would find some real treasure here." 20220203_130316 by sinister5988, auf Flickr As they return to the front of the tomb, they realise they were not the only ones that found the tomb. Baron von Barron and Sam Sinister had been following them, but kept a distance. They landed their plane a little further away from the tomb to secretely follow our heroes. 20220203_130613 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Thankfully Johnny's got an idea. He quickly runs over to the falcon statue and turns it all the way around... 20220203_130755 by sinister5988, auf Flickr a result the stone statue slides all the way to the right, causing the spears on top to drop down onto Baron von Barron. 20220203_130806 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220203_130818 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Harry makes good use of this moment of surprise and takes down Sam Sinister. 20220203_130852 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Johnny, Gail and Doc quickly get into their vehicles... 20220203_131118 by sinister5988, auf Flickr ...while Sam has a look after the Baron. 20220203_131149 by sinister5988, auf Flickr As the three drive off (and Harry takes off)... 20220203_131400 by sinister5988, auf Flickr ... the Baron is back on his feet, but it's too late already. "We will get you next time, Thunder!" 20220203_131434 by sinister5988, auf Flickr The new map our adventurers just found looks like it could lead them to some sort of Sphinx, but will they find the magic ruby there? To be continued... As always, please let me know what you think. I would be very grateful for some feedback Chris
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    Adventurers Desert (Egypt) MOCs/MODs

    I considered that, but thought it would make more sense to have all MOCs in one thread since they all belong to the same continuing story. Also, if someone finds this thread at a later point in time, they can scroll through all the posts here and don't have to search the forum for the rest of the story Glad you like the plane. Actually I use a classic style in most of my builds, it's just what appeals to me the most (I'm a big fan of 90s Lego ).
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    Adventurers Desert (Egypt) MOCs/MODs

    2. The search for the secret tomb begins... In my first post I promised there would be more vehicles (and planes, to be exact) next, so here we go! After a restful night of sleep, our four Adventurers get out ouf their comfy tent and start packing their stuff. Good morning, Johnny! 20220127_113634 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Harry helps Johnny loading the crate with their equipment onto Johnny's truck. I took the design of the truck from the Indiana Jones Set 7622 and changed a few things. I cut out the tarp from thick brown paper. 20220127_114034 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Meanwhile Gail and Doc Lightning pack the rest of their stuff and load it into the smaller car. 20220127_114111 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Harry then makes his plane ready for take-off. 20220127_114406 by sinister5988, auf Flickr "Alright, I've got the map, let's go and find the secret tomb!" 20220127_114509 by sinister5988, auf Flickr "I'm right behind you guys!" 20220127_114908(0) by sinister5988, auf Flickr At last Harry starts the engines of his plane and takes off into the hot desert air, following his friends. The plane is basically the same as in Set 5948, just in different colors and a few minor changes. 20220127_115259 by sinister5988, auf Flickr After a while, Harry notices some noise behind him. "Hey! Who's following me?" I guess we all know to answer to that question. 20220127_115853 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Of course it's the evil Baron von Barron with his bi-plane. 20220127_115957 by sinister5988, auf Flickr 20220127_120055 by sinister5988, auf Flickr But not only the Baron is sitting in the plane, Sam Sinister is aboard too! This plane is obviously inspired by Set 5928, I made it a litte longer to make place for both of the villains on bord (so Sam doesn't have to walk through the hot desert ) 20220127_115945 by sinister5988, auf Flickr Who will find the secret tomb first? Will the villains defeat our heros? 20220127_120115 by sinister5988, auf Flickr To be continued in the next post... You can find a few more pictures on my Flickr Account, also some showing the truck and the two planes in more detail. I hope you enjoyed my post. Let me know what you think, and I should be back next week with post number 3..... Chris
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    Adventurers Desert (Egypt) MOCs/MODs

    Thank you for the kind words DBlegonerd7 and Kit Figsto. Glad you liked my first post, gives me motivation for the next one