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    I am O-ky, English-German relations
  • Birthday 02/07/1988

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  1. Thank you! I knew I couldn't be the first person to experience this problem, but didn't see that topic. BlueBillCanada's solution worked. Mods, feel free to remove or merge this topic.
  2. Hi everyone. I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my PC and now have the fun task of reinstalling all of my programs, which includes LDD. So, I downloaded the version that is up on Lego's website (ver. 4.3.12) and installed it, thinking that it is the latest and greatest. However, after installing it and playing with it, I realized that it doesn't include a lot of the newer parts that the version I had installed previously had (which turns out to be ver. 4.3.11) and is organized very badly (Throwing all minifig parts, accessories, and utensils into one category? What were they thinking?!). So I dug out the installer for the previous version to install that one instead, but before it starts the installation process, it checks for Adobe Flash Player and claims it can't find it, even though I have the latest version installed. It asks to install Flash player and when I click yes, it only gets about a third of the way through before running into an error, forcing me to quit the installer. Has anyone else run into this issue? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Future DC Comics Set Ideas

    Literally anything that isn't Batman!! Seriously, I love Batman and I never thought I'd get tired of sets with him, but if TLG is going to just keep rehashing the same vehicles and characters over and over again like they've been doing, I'd rather they'd just stop and give some other heroes some love. Overall, I'd like to see more location-based sets to flesh out our DC universe. Hall of Justice, Daily Planet, Fortress of Solitude, Apokolips, Star Labs, or Titans Tower come to mind. Or if they have to keep making Batman sets to keep sales up, why not give us some Gotham locations? GCPD, Iceberg Lounge, ACE Chemicals, or anything else that isn't Arkham or Wayne Manor('s basement). Or they could finally make a Batman Beyond set! They teased us with the suit in TLBM and never released it, even after a slew of sets and TWO CMF series! Anything based on the CW shows that isn't exclusive to SDCC would be nice too.
  4. @PdaitabirdThanks for taking my feedback into consideration. I do like the story much better now. However, now it feels a bit too open ended. I understand now what you were going for with the original version of the story and I think you could still keep that concept and finish the story by making a few more changes. I'd suggest changing it so that Johnny almost goes down that tragic path. For example, he could see the Baron approaching Pippin from the back with his hook, mistake it for an attack, and get ready to pull the trigger, but realizes at the last second that he is actually greeting her and is their friend now. Johnny would realize what a grave mistake he could have made and learn his lesson about people being able to change. That way you could still have the story be about how someone could make a tragic mistake, but in this case luckily didn't, thereby keeping Johnny's character intact. Just a thought. And thanks for adding the wide shot. The MOC does look much better now that we can see all of it! And I'm impressed that you put so much thought into what is essentially just a filler in your layout.
  5. Thank you for sharing your take on the later life of the Adventurers. Unfortunately, I can't say I enjoyed it. Both the MOC and the story leave a lot to be desired. The scenes look very simple with not many interesting building techniques. Then again, it's hard to judge them since we only see close ups of the MOC. A wide shot showing the entire scene would be helpful. Regarding the story, as a big Adventurers fan it is almost painful to see one of my favorite Lego heroes portrayed as a bad father, animal abuser, and murderer. For Johnny to suddenly decide to shoot a seemingly reformed villain for no good reason other than a hunch that he might be up to no good is completely out of character. This could be forgivable if Johnny had a reason for crossing this line, like if he actually knew what the baron was planning (IF he is even planning anything) or if he found out that the assassination attempt that forced him into hiding was secretly ordered by the baron while he was in prison. Saying that Jack was chasing the cat with a sword because he takes after his father implies that Johnny also liked to bother animals which seems out of character as well. Perhaps this could be changed to a more innocent, more adventurous act like performing a dangerous stunt such as jumping from a great height. It is sad to see Pippin think of her presumed dead husband as a bad father, although I could see this being an interesting subplot. I assume it is because Johnny was always out adventuring instead of home to raise his child, but that's just me filling in the holes in the story. It would be nice to see this expanded on. Overall, this feels more like an overly edgy beginning to a new chapter in Johnny Thunder's life than a fitting end, but there are enough interesting plot elements here to make it work with some improvements. I hope you understand my criticisms and find them constructive. Keep adventuring!
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    Minions 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    These all look pretty decent. I actually want most of them, even if just for the parts, especially that temple. Then again, I'm not one of those people who passionately hate the Minions for no good reason and actually enjoy the movies (although I do agree that their quality is declining). The only thing I'm really disappointed with is the Gru set. Gru and his bike look terrible! They look absolutely nothing like in the movie and more like some kid's attempt at making them from existing parts. Like all good cartoon characters, Gru has a very distinct shape, so I really hate that Lego seems to have abandoned molded heads outside of Trolls and alien or animal-based Disney characters. They could've at least given him a real scarf instead of just a print. Oh well, at least the minions are good. I like how you can switch out the heads, eyes, and hair to make your own minions.
  7. Probably because those themes have more in common with each other than with MF and HS since they feature people in costumes rather than actual supernatural antagonists. Perhaps we should create a Studios vs. SD thread? OK boomer. I’d argue that the transformation features are HS’s biggest strength, not its weakness. They’re creative and fun, and they’re what sets the theme apart from not only things like Stranger Things and Ghostbusters, but also Lego’s other spooky themes. If you think they’re bad just because they feature millennial kids and don’t make you nostalgic like Stranger Things does, you have to remember that unlike that show, these are aimed at todays kids, not you. I agree that the concept of kids busting ghosts with smartphones is silly and dated, but that doesn’t diminish the good set design. I think most of the sets look better than a lot of the stuff in City and other themes.
  8. If you have been on social media lately, you've probably seen people doing the Dolly Parton Challenge. Here is my Lego parody of it:
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    Ah, I see. I don't really follow the other forums, so I was very confused.
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    Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black-and-white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated... Seriously, what the heck are you talking about?
  11. Hello there! Today I would like to share with you a MOC that is nearly 2 years old. I just never got around to taking and posting good pictures of it until now. It's a constraction figure scale rendition of the scene in Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi chases General Grievous through the mines of Utapau which won second place in the constraction category at Star Wars Days 2018 and is part of what earned me the Miss Congeniality Award at Bricks LA 2019. Grievous' Wheelbike really rolls, has a working headlight and rotating cannon, and can transform into its walker mode. Boga is fully posable as well.
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    MOCs: ROTJ Vignettes

    Thanks everyone! Fun fact: The ships are actually not my design, they're models from the advent calendars that I just stuck there. The Death Star is all my design though.
  13. Cheers, loves! This was built for the Overwatch contest on Lego Ideas last year, but unfortunately I couldn't get it done in time. However, I am still quite proud of it, so I wanted to share it anyway. When Overwatch hero Ashe heard about the Queen of Junkertown's treasure and how difficult it is to steal, she saw it as a great challenge and a way to make a name for herself, so she devised a plan to infiltrate Junkertown and steal it. She fashioned Junker disguises for herself and her trusty sidekick B.O.B. out of junk with which she planned to enter Junkertown under the pretense of wanting to enter Bob in the Scrapyard fights. Ashe plans to use this fight as a distraction while her Deadlock Gang would sneak into the Queen's vault and empty it. Basically, this is a Junkertown-inspired re-imagining of these characters from the game. In case you're not familiar with them, this is how they normally look like in the game: Ashe wears a hogdrogen canister on her back that connects to her mask in order to protect her from the poisonous environment of Junkertown. Ashe's mask can be taken off and replaced with a cheese slope nose. Ashe wears spiky armor and razor claws on one of her wrists for close combat. Her saw-blade hat can be used as a throw-weapon and her belt carries various tools for scavenging and surviving the harsh outback. Ashe has her "eyes on the bad guys". Bob doesn't look too different, although he does wear a bit more armor and spikes, and a belt buckle with a gear instead of the Deadlock Gang logo to hide his affiliation. The Deadlock Gang logo is also absent from the back of his vest. "B.O.B! Do somethin'!" Just like in the game, Bob has three cannons that can pop out of each arm for his ultimate ability. Bob traded his bowler for a more outback-appropriate fedora. Here is a close up of the loot box. You feel the urge to open it, don't you? Thanks for looking, and remember: Play well, play Pharah!
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    MOCs: ROTJ Vignettes

    Hi everyone. I don't come around this forum very much anymore since the lack of imagination in the last few Star Wars movies and waves of sets has made me lose interest in the theme a bit. However, when it was announced that one of the categories at Bricks LA 2020 was going to be vignettes based on Return of the Jedi, the first SW movie I ever saw (and the true end of the Skywalker saga as far as I'm concerned), I knew I had to build a few of them. I challenged myself to take a unique approach to each one. So without further ado, here is the first one: It is a microscale recreation of the scene where Jabba in his Sail Barge is planning to feed Luke Skywalker and his friends to the mighty Sarlacc in the Dune Sea on Tatooine as a Bantha passes by. The challenge here was to get as much detail of such a large scene into a 16x16 space. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Before we continue, I must tell you something about the next vignette: It's a trap! Well, that's the title of it anyway. It's everyone's favorite space admiral during the moment in Return of the Jedi that made him internet-famous. Meanwhile, the Battle of Endor rages behind him. I used forced perspective to get this whole epic scene within a 16x16 vig. I really had to use my head(s) for this one as everything on Ackbar from his eyes and mouth to his hands is made out of minifigure heads. It is this part usage that earned this MOC the first place in the RotJ Vignettes category. The third vignette I built represents the final scene of the movie and Includes real ghosts... sort of As the rebels celebrate their victory over the Empire on the forest moon of Endor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin appear to Luke as force ghosts. It uses the classic Pepper's Ghost effect to make the force ghosts appear. This is achieved by using Brickstuff lighting and a large trans-clear Lego panel that is at a 45 degree angle to the viewer to reflect the hidden ghost figures. You can see a video of this effect in action here. Here is a peak behind the tree that is hiding the ghost figures to show you how it works. It's a fairly simple trick which I hadn't seen anyone use in a MOC before. Well, that's it. I hope you enjoyed these builds and may the force be with you!