Oky

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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. Since this is becoming a whole series, I thought it's time for a general discussion topic. You can watch the trailer for the latest Justice League movie "Cosmic Clash" here: http://nerdist.com/e...e-cosmic-clash/ And here is an image of the DVD/BluRay combo pack that comes with the Cosmic Boy minifigure fittingly. According to the Brick Fan, It will be available on March 1 while the Digital HD version will be available on February 9. LEGO DC Comics Superheroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash by Allen Tran, on Flickr The trailer doesn't look that exciting. Brainiac seems annoying and this feels like a retreat of the Lego Batman 3 plot, just with the Legion of Superheroes added in. On the other hand, I enjoyed the Legion of Superheroes cartoon back in the day and I really liked the last Lego Justice League movie, "Attack of the Legion of Doom", so I hope that they will be able to surprise me again and that the movie will be much better than the trailer makes it out to be. And yes, I believe in Batman too. What are your thoughts on this and the other Lego DC movies?
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    Star Wars

    Hello there! I have been observing the topics over at the Lego Star Wars forum for a while now, and there was something that has been bugging me. Everytime people started discussions about Star Wars that were not related with Lego, they got silenced by mods for not posting these in the right thread. The problem is: There was no right thread! Therefore, I decided to open up this highly overdue topic so that the SW fans here on EB have a place to talk about their favorite saga! Discuss, ask questions, share news and rumors, and simply geek out! Perhaps this could even be pinned? That would be great! To start things off, here are some SW discussions of the hilarious kind: Clerks (Note the soundtrack! ) Clerks 2 (This one's much better IMHO! ) And here is some news: One or two weeks ago, Samuel L. Jackson presented George Lucas with the Scream 2008 Icon Award on behalf of Comic Con! Click here to see the video and the awesome SW tribute that they showed on that night! Enjoy! And may the force be with you!
  6. @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.
  7. 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.
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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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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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    Zebra

    Ah, I see. I don't really follow the other forums, so I was very confused.
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    Zebra

    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?
  14. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. Hi everyone. This is my entry for the Architecture Faves contest, the final contest on Rebrick. Here are some reference images of the real castle:
  18. After many months of digging through the Earth, the Power Miners finally found the treasure they were looking for, the Mother of all Crystals. However, their rivals, the Rock Raiders, found it at about the same time. And so, they argue over which party has the right to claim this prize and tensions soon arise... Little do they know that the crystal is the main source of nutrition for the baby rock monsters who are resting in the rocks around them, ready to hatch... This scene was partly inspired by that scene in The Mummy where the two groups of treasure hunters, the Brits and the Yanks, have each other at gunpoint and argue about who gets to raid the mummy's tomb. I built this scene a few years ago for the main purpose of displaying my PM and RR minifigs and all my crystals. So, who do you think should win? Cast your vote in the poll above! Here are some images for comparison:
  19. Wow, what a snoozefest. I usually don't jump on the Lego Marvel hate bandwagon, but there really isn't anything good to say about this wave. Spider-Girl and Spider Noir are the only new characters, but they're not nearly enough to make me buy such ugly looking sets. The updates to the Avengers figs don't even look that good imo. I love mechs as much as the next guy, but this is just too much, and these are so lazily designed with those Nexo suit pieces. The last venom mech is still on the shelves and looks way better than this one. That truck, that AIM tricycle, that spider-cycle-mech-thingy... What were they thinking? I guess with no big MCU movie to base sets on, TLG is completely out of ideas.
  20. No, they appeared in Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter, the Stranger Things set, and an Overwatch set before.
  21. Do you mean to tell me that after so many remakes they finally made the perfect piece to improve the nose of the Landspeeder and they didn't use it and used it on the engines of an X-Wing instead?!? What was even the point in remaking the Landspeeder again then? The Mustafar Duel set is disappointing as well. I was hoping it would be a superior remake of 7257, not a worse one. As others have said, it looks like a 4+ set. The rest look decent, but not impressive enough to rekindle my interest in the theme.
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    Star Wars

    I can't speak for other jaded fans, but I for one have no problem recognizing when Disney has done something right with the franchise, and The Mandalorian is certainly such a case. However, it is this type of cruddy passive aggressive behavior from TLJ fanboys that is making it so damn hard to have a civilized conversation these days. But yes, the fact that it is exclusive to a new streaming service that not everyone has yet is probably one of the reasons it is not talked about as much. It is also difficult to talk about it without spoilers, and there have only been 2 episodes so far which is only about an hour of content, so we can't really judge the series fairly yet. However, what has been seen so far is pretty good. I'm very impressed by the quality of the cinematography and effects which are as good as, if not even better than, in the movies. I'm digging the Western/Samurai movie feel of it. The main character is just the right amount of cool, mysterious, and relatable. I like how they make him look like a capable fighter, but also vulnerable and human (unlike a certain MaRey Sue). His ship also looks cool and iconic which makes me wonder why TLG didn't choose that as the first set to be based on the series. I also have no problem with the shortness of the episodes like some people seem to have. I rather have short quality content like this than have it be stretched out and/or lower quality. There is not much else to say without spoilers, so the following will be in spoiler tags: I have also been enjoying Resistance even though its aimed at a much younger audience and takes place during the same time as TFA and TLJ because unlike those movies it knows how to write engaging and original stories and characters without ruining fan favorite characters. One other thing that I don't see anyone talking about here is Jedi: Fallen Order. Many people seem to be skeptical of the game (and coming from EA, that's understandable), but I for one am looking forward to it. It looks like a Uncharted-type game set in a galaxy far, far away which I am totally down for. Hopefully it's good or at least decent. Any thoughts?
  23. That looks great for your first non-Technic MOC! But I don’t understand what you’re asking. If you have no problem using LDD, why not just use that to generate the instructions by clicking the button in the upper right corner and printing them out? There are other options which you can find in the LDD forum, but this would be the easiest.
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    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    You’re right! The two sets have a similar shape too, so I bet you can combine them back-to-back. You can even see some of the blue ghost world branches sticking out from behind the subway. That almost makes up for how lackluster that set looks. Almost.