Dakar A

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About Dakar A

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    I've been outing Scum for OURS!
  • Birthday December 9

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    Jacksonville, FL
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    LEGO, cars, music (alt-rock is a personal favorite!), Overwatch, and cooking!

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  1. Dakar A

    MOC Free instructions for Worst Car Ever!

    I love it, it has that mischievous charm that so many of the best Lego sets do! And at a minimum number of parts! Awesome build, @koalayummies
  2. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I feel like we could get some good skyscraper-esque design, perhaps a bit of an homage to the Home Insurance Building (I know that's late 1800s, but it would still be a bit of a departure from the style) or International style buildings (A Bauhaus design school homage would be awesome).
  3. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Also, figure I'll throw my hat into the classic smiley vs. detailed expression debate- I prefer the detailed expressions for the exact reasons that others like KoalaYummies and Aanchir said: they allow for so much more inherent characterization for figures than the classic smiley. Sure, the classic is a blank slate, but it also makes them feel lifeless and artificial (like they've been Kragle'd ). Whereas the new detailed faces allow you to build your figures with character and inherent traits. Plus there are quote-unquote 'default' smiling faces in the new style: and But you can also add to a character built with those heads- say you've got a female chef in your Parisian Restaurant with the face on the right, but then her turkey catches fire! Oh no! You can change her face to this, and she's now perturbed by the burning bird instead of staring blankly at it with a default smile on the face: And that kind of power is why I think that the detailed smiles are the better choice, going forward.
  4. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Wasn't it retired back around the great Lego consolidation, in favor of dark purple? That's what I heard, and considering they're much more stable now and have introduced a number of new colors, it seems like the perfect time to bring it back into rotation. Fingers crossed for sand red and purple next!
  5. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Nope, the singer and the female weightlifter have alternate faces that aren't the classic smileys. There's a tiny chance that the classic faces are included, but given that there's nothing about that in the press release, I'd say that it's probably not the case.
  6. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Totally agree. This is as much a stylistic departure as the PR, since both represent a departure from the 'main street USA' feel that people seem to strongly associate with the modulars. Not to mention that I've run into a NUMBER of 'main street USA' buildings in my life with 1950's style curved glass fa├žades and a restaurant on the first floor, with apartments or other businesses on top that have a much more plain style.
  7. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I personally really like it, especially with the full-res images. I must just be a sucker for that kind of offset tower structure, but it just draws me in (same with the GG). I'm a little sad that a gym was included, because that was the core of my next modular MOC! Still, it'll give me some ideas to work with! The Cadillac looks much better than the limo from PC, though not quite as good as the fire engine from the FB. That diner is wonderful though, has everything that I'd want in it! You could even do a pretty good recreation of some scenes in Baby Driver there! And I think my personal favorite detail is probably the soundproofing in the recording studio- I would have figured cheese slopes at first, but gear tooth plates are an amazing way to do it well!
  8. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yeah! There's just a weird color filter over those hi-res images, that's really dark azure!
  9. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd argue that that style of design would fit less with the current crop of modulars than the Diner- the majority of them have been American-esque early 1900s to 1920s buildings, whereas that looks like a gothic Bavarian building. Not to say that that style couldn't be worked into a modular, moreso that it fits the general theme less than a 1950s style diner/apartment.
  10. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    www.reddit.com/r/lego Assuming they're still there
  11. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It would have to be one, as there's no way for it to connect to another building on that side, unless there's a raised section of sidewalk hidden behind the car. We could wait for the clearer photos tomorrow, but those black bars that support the awning on the side go past the stairs, so there's likely a section of sidewalk we can't see.
  12. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Kudos to the people who called corner building, looks like you were right!
  13. Dakar A

    [MOC] Purple Pharmacist

    Purple Pharmacist Boxart by Duncan Adkins, on Flickr The instructions for this MOC are now available for everyone who is interested! Instructions can be purchased here!
  14. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    And the train station is gonna be 48x48 and accompany a re-release of the Emerald Night, right?
  15. Dakar A

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    But is that any better than supporting scalpers who buy and hold the set to turn a massive profit later? It's the lego fan's trolley problem!