Oky

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  1. Oky

    Everything Star Wars [SPOILERS]

    Why create a new thread for this when we already have one right here? Anyway... Sequels suck. Prequels rule. Nuff said.
  2. Oky

    Single Pane Star Wars Funnies

    Man, I've missed this thread! And what a bombad way of bringing it back!
  3. So I just started playing with this Microgame and so far seems like a pretty neat tool. After going through all the tutorials and playing with it for a while, I still have some questions though. Is there any way to make hinges or any other kinds of substructures, like turning wheels on a vehicle or moving arms on a character? I can't seem to be able to make a brick/model the child/parent of another. Also, is there any way to apply gravity on anything other than projectiles and minifigs? I also have the problem that when I import the mods, they import with a bunch of errors, making a lot of the scripts not work, including the brick building mode (the snapping together of the bricks). It seems like it is unable to locate the original files for the prefabs, even though I imported everything afaik. Anyone know what I did wrong? Any advice would be appreciated.
  4. Oky

    Getting into watching Ninjago?

    They sure are! Welcome, young ninja! I'm glad you decided to learn about the way of the Ninja(Go)! I can really recommend to start your training by watching the show. It's surprisingly good and the main source material for the sets. There really is only one show/continuity, Lego Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu, although the series was moved to a different animation studio starting with season 11 and got a bit of a format change to shorter episodes, so technically the recent episodes are considered a separate show simply titled "Lego Ninjago", but it's basically a continuation of Masters of Spinjitzu. Currently, Netflix has all the episodes from both shows, except for the two pilot episodes which can be found on DailyMotion here and here. So my recommended order to watch them in is the following: Ninjago pilot episodes Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu (Seasons 1-6) Day of the Departed special Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu (Seasons 7-10) Ninjago (Seasons 11-13 and onward) The Lego Ninjago Movie The reason why I list TLNM last is because it is a complete reboot that is very different from the show and not as good in my and many other fans' opinion, so if you watch it first, it will give you the wrong first impression of Ninjago. It's still entertaining though, so it's just a fun optional addition. Of course, just like for everything, there is a Ninjago wiki, although trying to learn about the complex lore of the show, its world and characters by just reading their wiki summaries is not the best way and may just end up confusing you more. However, if you really don't want to go through 13+ seasons of the show and just want a brief, yet entertaining summary of it, watch this video on Lego's YouTube channel which is basically the Honest Trailer for Ninjago (and contains spoilers obviously): Now get out there and (ninja)go watch them! Good luck and have fun!
  5. Oky

    MOC: The Golden State

    Thanks! I wasn't sure if it would look too flat or blocky, but I'm glad to hear it turned out well. Thank you! Nice to see another Cali-person on here! Thanks! It is meant to be a stylized sun, so the roundness is intentional, although you might be right that adding some orange or flame-yellow would make it look more interesting, maybe as a gradient like I did with the water. I'll consider an update.
  6. Hi everyone! This is a series of scenes based on the popular Disney+ series "The Mandalorian" which I built for Bricks LA 2021, a free virtual AFOL convention that is happening this weekend. First up, a vignette of the mandalorian armorer taking on a squad of stormtroopers inside her workshop with nothing but the tools of her trade as seen in "Chapter 8: Redemption". This Chapter is my favorite as it is filled with badass moments like this. There is a Mandalorian crest above the doorway, a table with forged helmets and jetpacks to the right, and the armorer's toolbox to the left. From the cold open of the same chapter, this vignette depicts IG-11 showing up to rescue the Child from the hapless scout troopers that kidnapped him. Nearby, you can see the transmitter that the troopers had used for target practice earlier. Next, we have Cobb Vanth riding his speeder made out of a podracer engine through the deserts of Tatooine from Chapter 9: The Marshal. There is a hook for storing Boba Fett's helmet behind his seat. This MOC will make a nice addition to the Trouble on Tatooine set coming out this year. Based on Chapter 12: The Siege, this vignette shows Cara Dune, Greef Karga, and the mythrol escaping the Nevarro Imperial base with a stolen Trexler Marauder and being chased by speederbikes and TIE Fighters through a canyon. The Mando shows up in his Razor Crest to shoot down the TIEs to save them. That's it for now. I still have a few ideas for vignettes, so keep an eye on this thread as I may add more. Let me know what you think of these and if there are any particular scenes you'd like to see. May the way be with you.
  7. 15 years ago, I moved to California from Germany with my family and it changed my life tremendously. I love it here, so I wanted to make a tribute to the Golden State that highlights some of its best and most recognizable features. This is a three dimensional map of California with a minifig and micro build for each landmark, including Hollywood, Disneyland, Legoland, Death Valley, Joshua Tree Park, Monterey Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite Half Dome, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and Redwood Park. I tried to make it as topographically accurate as possible with all the mountains and valleys. I even included the islands around it. As you can see, it has the recognizable sock-shape of California. Let's take a closer look, starting with the NorCal portion. Here you can see a hiker among some redwood trees, a vineyard farmer harvesting grapes for his wine, and a snowboarder by Lake Tahoe. The bay area is represented by a micro build of the golden state bridge, a hippie, and a seal for Monterey Bay. The SoCal section is comprised of the Hollywood sign with an Academy Award winning actress, the Disneyland Castle, a placemark for Bricks LA (which this MOC was built for), and Legoland California. In the back, you can see a joshua tree and a skeleton, representing Joshua Tree Park and Death Valley respectively. And what would a California MOC be without a surfer dude? This dude is surfing in front of a beach scene that represents all the great beaches in California such as Santa Barbara and Pismo Beach. Let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks for looking and keep on California dreamin'.
  8. SO MUCH DISNEY NEWS TODAY! Pixar just announced two new movies on their slate. One of them is a Buzz Lightyear origin story titled "Lightyear" about how the "real" Buzz became a space ranger and comes out June 17, 2022. Needless to say, I'm super excited! Even though this will probably retcon Buzz Lightyear of Star Command which Pixar seems to want to sweep under the rug for no good reason. This version of Buzz will be played by Chris Evans instead of Tim Allen which I actually don't mind. It might take some getting used to a new voice, but I can definitely see him pulling it off. To infinity and beyond! The other movie is Turning Red which is about a girl named Mei who transforms into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited and releases March 11, 2022. Sounds fun and it's always good to see more original Pixar films. Also, it looks like the hybrid live action Rescue Rangers movie is finally getting out of development hell and coming to Disney+ in Spring 2022! And speaking of Disney+, Raya and the Last Dragon will be coming there the same day as its theatrical release for premium access like Mulan did. It's surprising to see them sticking to this model after Mulan failed so hard and WB announced that all of their movies next year will be available on HBO Max at no extra cost. I'll probably wait until it's free, although the trailer does look interesting.
  9. Oky

    Post about Cartoons and Anime you like

    Really? Where did you hear that? That would be an odd decision, but I wouldn't mind it since, as I said before, while it has grown on me, I wasn't a huge fan of the DuckTales version initially. And yeah, it's sad to see DuckTales go already, but I'm just glad that we got what we got and that it was as good as it was. I'm not too surprised to be honest as I've been getting the feeling that the show was winding down for a while now with not many arcs left to be resolved, and Disney seems to love killing off their shows after only a couple of seasons. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the finale! On another note, I've been watching Hilda on Netflix and it's an enjoyable show. It's not as exciting, mysterious, or funny as Gravity Falls and seems to be aimed at a younger audience, but it has a certain charm to it. I didn't think that I would like it since it has that laid-back tone that a lot of cartoons have nowadays and it is set in a world where magical creatures like trolls and elves are pretty common, making it feel less exciting when the characters come across them, but after watching a few episodes, you can see what the creators are doing. It's a nice metaphor for cultural relativism, the idea that something that is completely normal to you can be strange, exciting, or scary to others and vice versa. A good message for children, especially ones who move to a new place. Also, the fact that everyone talks with British accents and the show seems to be taking place around the 80's with the kids frequently going to the library instead of the internet makes it feel like a classic children's story. I also like that since all the magical stuff is relatively normal, the main character doesn't usually keep secrets from her mother which is rare in shows like this. So if you're looking for a feel-good show with some fantasy elements, I'd say check it out.
  10. Oky

    Post about Cartoons and Anime you like

    Well, it's official: Darkwing Duck is rebooting on Disney+! Let's get dangerous (again)! No idea. I don't even use reddit. But surely there is some Disney fan forum out there. Let me know if you find a good one.
  11. Oky

    2020 Mindstorms set

    The "[button] is [pressed]" block is one of the options under the remote control blocks, so I don't think it relates to the physical buttons. I've tried other controls like the joystick, but nothing produces a sound. As I understand it, only beeps and the sounds under "Sounds on Hub" are played through the Hub. Everything else is through your device. When I put the "play sound" or "note" blocks under "when program starts" block, it does play it through my phone. It's possible that it's because I'm not connected to a hub since I don't actually have the set which is why I wanted to see if it worked for anyone else. I'm just playing around with the app to get a better understanding of the new software for the contest you mentioned.
  12. Oky

    2020 Mindstorms set

    Does anyone know if it's possible to trigger sounds/music using the remote controls in the new Mindstorms app? I tried placing a "play sound" or "play note" block under the "when button is pressed" block and nothing happens. Also, is there any way to remove any added extensions from the blocks library or remove sounds from the list that you added to the canvas? I'm using the app on an iPhone 11.
  13. Oky

    MOC: Hospital Spaceship Ceyda

    Thanks! It was inspired by the ones seen in Futurama, a show known for its retro designs. Haha, thank you very much! I'm glad it made your day. Yes, it sure was a lot of fun to build - to research the layout of modern day hospital ships and the details in each room and come up with my own version with a sci-fi twist on it. It was a bit stressful trying to get most of it done in just a month, but it was a nice challenge. And yeah, I figured we've all seen enough death and violence lately and could use a more peaceful, optimistic, and health-focused SHIP. Haha, nah, that would be Joshua Dinklage's insane entry. But thanks! Thanks! Honestly, I'm surprised not more people use baseplates in their builds like this. It saves a lot on plates and a bit of height. Maybe because baseplates are so darn expensive. The televators are upside-down Lego Dimensions stands.
  14. Oky

    MOC: Hospital Spaceship Ceyda

    Thanks! The answer is quite simple really: because I don't have any other road plates. But even if I had the newer ones, I wouldn't use them since I like the light gray color of the old ones and they have a narrower street (something I didn't notice until I was trying to create a mockup in LDD which only has the newer baseplates), giving me more real estate on the sidewalk area for the parking spots. As for the blueprint effect, I simply followed this Photoshop tutorial:
  15. Oky

    Post about Cartoons and Anime you like

    Yeah, I love that about the DuckTales universe too, that it is so full magic, science fiction, and superheroes that adventure is around every corner and literally anything can happen! Racecars, lasers, and airplanes are actually the most normal things in this show. Regarding the latest episode, can I just say that