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  1. hoppa

    [MOC] The Sacred Bridge

    Worth a second look! At first glance I thought o that is pretty. But looking harder at the details, the way the bridge posts alternate slightly to avoid a sea of white, the creatures and plants..... Totally awesome build!
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    [MOC] Everhold Castle

    This is very awesome indeed. Funnily enough, the fact that you build on it fur such a long time makes it look like an actual castle that has been added to over the period of decades and ages. Really cool this!
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    How do you display your castles?

    I think a 1000 square feet might just about be the average in the Netherlands. I certainly lived smaller than that and no one would consider a 90m2 home small here, let alone tiny.
  4. I showed this to my wife and she immediately said Marrakech! I guess it shows how well you've hit the mark!
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    40567 Forest Hideout (GWP)

    I guess this Lego forum has a location problem...
  6. I honestly can't understand how you'd get so worked up over this, but if you are now happy everyone wins right.
  7. Newsflash: Lego knows this is not historically accurate. This, in the end is a toy, it is meant for imagination, playing. You know what is also probably never seen in an actual castle? A hidden hideout in the gatehouse where soldiers of an enemy faction live. Lego has always wanted their toys to be for boys and girls and representation simply helps. If my daughter sees an awesome female knight (that may have hardly existed in reality) she'll connect to the set quicker, simple as that. So Lego chose playability and representation over historical accuracy. If we call that woke I love them for it. If mu daughter wants to play being a knight she will damn well play at being a knight.
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    REVIEW: 60340 The Blade Stunt Challenge

    What does RRP stand for?
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    40567 Forest Hideout (GWP)

    I ordered from the Netherlands this morning. But on a machine I didn't try ordering with earlier in the night (so no cookies, etc) and got the GWP
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    40567 Forest Hideout (GWP)

    Mine keeps saying I'll get the Aston Martin, so I am going to wait for a bit.
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    [MOC] Serenity's Castle MOCs

    I just can't get over the fact that the skeletons have a guest room You can rest here sir..... Forever.
  12. As long as that are the kind of choices some of us get to make, when are we going to spend hundreds of dollars on Lego, I think we're still in a good place.
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    40567 Forest Hideout (GWP)

    Based on what are you that confident. Did this happen before? Or is it more hope :)
  14. That is so cool! Love it.
  15. Really cool, even looking at it for minutes I can't figure out how you did the angled beams, especially the top and bottom of the beam itself!
  16. Hi all, a question, where are you all finding this pre release imagery? It seems like you all know what people mean when out of the blue they talk about unreleased sets but hardly ever are images or links shared. Current example is about that viking set, but I saw this earlier. This is not a complaint by the way, just curious what I am missing?
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    [MOC] Medieval Keep

    That is extremely impressive. My first thought was that it might be a bit bland from the outside, but it is so realistic and every second you watch you see more details. Really gorgeous, also from the inside.
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    [MOC] The french Grand Hotel

    Wow, I can't even imagine the amount of hours that went into designing and building that. Very pretty design and that you added so much detail to such a large building is astonishing. Great build, quite literally.
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    I think we fully agree and may have attributed meaning to words that wasn't intended :)
  20. I am not sure what would be wrong with building for display. What I do find a tad distasteful is some of these YouTube channels with their monthly haul videos stressing that they, again, spend 3000 dollars. That is not unique to Lego however and can be found a million times over in different areas, that is just social media and online content for you. I am not even sure this is not just me being jealous :)
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    I didn't really know about the change of the last few years, which changes a lot to be honest because it becomes more like the hearthlake theme that way. In respect to your second point. I don't think all other sets are for boys and that is exactly my point; why I had a mild distaste for it being marketed towards girls so much. Lego most certainly has no gender issues, they have always been at the forefront of equality and inclusion. Finally you are obviously free to your opinion, but rest assured that my now 20 month old boy can be what he wants, play with what he likes and become his own human being. And if my, currently in progress, second child becomes a girl I will be over the moon and the same principles apply. As long as they become awesome human beings I will cheer them on to the fullest. Thank you so much for reacting though, I learned something I didn't know and that honestly changes how I see the sets.
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    Lego City 2022 Rumours, Leaks, Information And Discussion

    The thing I just can't get over is that it is sort of marketed as Lego for girls with all different elements from other Lego. It sort of sets itself apart somehow. While Lego is for girls by default and had been since the early days. It should have just been a theme like pirates or Ninjago. But I am also the first to admit that it might be non-marketeer and maybe slightly childish way of looking at it.
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    [MOC] Corner Bakery

    I genuinely thought them to be large umbrellas covering a terrace in summer and thought they were awesome 😎