Captain Coconut

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  1. Captain Coconut

    Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 1:17

    Very impressive, and a great first post! I will be watching here for improvements.
  2. I think I understand the intent, but if you're using one worm gear as a rack and the other as a conventional worm gear that moves along the rack, the travel is still limited by the length of the "rack." A worm gear sliding on an axle due to it being forced along it (as used in the autovalve in The Unofficial Technic Builder's Guide) is fundamentally different from causing the axle to slide on a constrained worm gear.
  3. This seems like an ideal use of the Revolutionary Soldier from the Series 10 minifigure set. Although they're supposed to be American, they're almost the same as French uniforms (unsurprisingly). Availability's still an issue, of course. Great work, by the way!
  4. Captain Coconut

    Best modular to buy

    The red-brick front on the Fire Brigade is awesome, it provides a great historic-style building to the set. If I was only buying one, and knew they would all be discontinued tomorrow, I'd get either the Fire Brigade or the Town Hall, with the Grand Emporium as a third choice if those weren't available. If you eventually want to buy a few more, I think you'd most regret missing out on the Fire Brigade. The idea of a fire station didn't really appeal to me much either at first, but it's probably got more character than the others, due to the red-brick front. The town hall seems like the obvious king of what's available, but the price counter-balances that. It all depends on your budget.
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    [MOC] An Ent named Beatenbark...

    Excellent Ent! I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.
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    Big medieval landscape: BIG UPDATE on page 26

    Every time I check the progress on this project I am inspired. Simply amazing!
  7. Captain Coconut

    TwoKnightsBicycle - modular houses

    Great build! There are some ideas I really like here.
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    Big medieval landscape: BIG UPDATE on page 26

    This project is just amazing! It's quite an inspiration. I'm looking forward to the next update.
  9. Captain Coconut

    REVIEW: 9499 – Gungan Sub

    Great review! I'm not a fan of the prequels, but this is interesting enough that I may end up getting it. That Amidala fig is pretty sweet, too.
  10. Captain Coconut

    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    I agree we're due for a new Yoda, and a Dagobah set would be perfect.
  11. Captain Coconut

    [MOC] Snowspeeder

    That's a great snowspeeder, and doubly great considering it was an alternate build from a single set. Very impressive.
  12. Captain Coconut

    Star Trek Battlegroup

    Very nice, I especially like the individual pics you did.
  13. Captain Coconut

    Robin Hood with friends at the inn

    I love this! Very nice.
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    Bit (all over again) by the LEGO bug

    Too late, I've already got bitten by that bug too, and it's not cheap either!
  15. Hi everyone! I'm 30 years old and haven't really been interested in LEGO since I was probably about 10 years old. Well, my kids like Harry Potter, I got them the LEGO Harry Potter video game, and I tried it out myself. Pretty fun. I saw the Harry Potter LEGO sets that were available and decided it would be fun to build Hogwarts Castle with them. It was really fun, so then I got The Burrow. I got hooked. I started looking at what else was out there and saw the new town stuff. When I was a kid, I was interested primarily in the Classic Space theme, then later by the Castle and Pirate themes, and didn't have much interest in the town stuff, but now that's the theme that seems the most interesting to me. Too bad this stuff's so expensive, but on the other hand, now I can afford the big sets that I could only dream about as a kid. I'm more into LEGO than my kids now! I think a lot of kids these days get spoiled with video games, and don't have much interest in classic toys like LEGO and stuff. Anyhow, that's my story, and I'm very excited to have found such a great community!