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About Fuppylodders

  • Birthday 11/27/1984

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    Star Wars Lego!
    Dabbling in other bits of lego that catches my eye.
    Warhammer 40k Necrons (recently).
    My motorbike (going out for rides on it). Every one of my interests, I am happy to say I can share with my girlfriend, she is very understanding and likes to get involved (probably more to keep an eye on my spending xD)


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  1. Fuppylodders

    James Bond 2018

    I get your view on it, and do agree, to a point. I just think now and then, for certain things such as a bond car, being as awesome as they are, don't feel they deserve to be excluded. A car in itself in a film which isn't really much different than many other source themes we have, isn't promoting anything negative or too mature. I haven't seen Solo yet, youve literally just said the entire film in a small paragraph! Guess I don't need to watch it anymore (joking ) The way you've just said it about current licenced themes, there's actually a lot of darkness hidden in the themes more so than I realised. When you put them like that, it really is difficult to see what's bad/too mature about a Bond theme. Here's a strange thing, and I'm thinking this is perception based. It appears the way you see it, the older ones are more relevant and suitable for legofying than the more modern ones... And while I do entirely agree they are more goofier in certain aspects (ok, a lot), I feel they are also more out of touch with modern societies views, and the direction TLG are trying to head, with regards to sexism and gender stereotypes etc. I'm not normally one to bring this up as I think it already gets enough air time... But there is a lot of sexism, objectification of women (scantily clad women used pretty much as just eye candy in half the films duration), blatant leering at women. The modern films address this. The violence, sure, is made to be more real, with actual blood occurring from fist fights, no different than what is seen in any of the marvel films where there is nothing but fighting. I also feel this is a good discussion as it appears the Bond theme is right on the line of what is and what isn't viewed as acceptable to turn into Lego.
  2. Fuppylodders

    James Bond 2018

    Age appropriate source material... directly relates to James Bond falling in those parameters suggesting it is suitable for Lego implementation. I see it as slightly off when an age bracketing method from a company is deemed 'the marker' but then another company's (or film board) age bracketing is suggested as not suitable to be mirrored. How else is one supposed to provide a linear and transparent set of parameters to decide what is and what is not acceptable to implement into lego to cater to the older audiences? Has anyone ever thought, that perhaps TLG is actually now trying to focus on the age where people start putting down their Lego and picking up std's hobbies occurring in their late teens/early twenties? Rather than accepting the 'dark ages' as a matter of fact, perhaps they are trying to reach out and help keep in touch? The above is all just my opinion
  3. Fuppylodders

    James Bond 2018

    I don't understand people's opinion that TLG has to stay aimed at kids in its entirety. It is first and foremost, a business. To make money. Kids only have a certain amount of accessible money. Essentially, it's the parents that buy it for their kids. This is just another of their attempts to branch out to a wider audience and gather more profit. That doesn't stop them from still being capable of legitimately keeping family values and supplying kids toys. It doesn't in any way taint them. Business have to evolve in order to remain competitive, and adapt with the times. Even suggesting that James Bond is verging on making TLG lose the child/family friendly values is, in my opinion, absurd and archaic. As are some of the older James bond films (archaic) in their sexism and the roles. Which, as time has gone by, are being addressed more and more as the newer films come out and society influences the direction the films take. Lego is also about education and has its own struggles with societies 'norms' constantly evolving. I think James Bond is a good licence to do which touches upon how a specific licence can evolve to become more family friendly and acceptable to a lower age audience. Whatever the set ends up being, James Bond is still just a 'good guys v bad guys' theme, with the usual love story involved. It doesn't promote drugs or bad behaviour in such a way as themes such as breaking bad does. Its a typical action film with fight scenes, which is what enables the tension and fight scenes between the characters. I didn't watch violent films when I was young, nothing that I remember out of the ordinary. Yet when my good and bad minifigs met up, I made them hit each other. Blame he-man and skeletor, teenage mutant ninja turtles etc for that. Yet they're aimed at kids. The language isn't even that bad, I was brought up knowing which words were wrong. I knew not to say them because of my parents bringing me up to know right from wrong. If TLG want to reach out to an older generation which gives us more variation and something for us adults to enjoy nostalgia with every once in a while, then I say good for them! Let's not shoot ourselves in the foot and prevent such rewards falling upon us in the form of a James bond centred set aimed at the adults who provide TLG with the profits from the money given to them by the set's bought for children who benefit with a toy which provides education and mind stimulus as much as it does enjoyment.
  4. Fuppylodders

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    The technic connection may be too tight in places. It would be worth ensuring each of the technic gearing parts are nice and loose and not squeezed together. All that little added friction/tightness does add up a lot on this set.
  5. Fuppylodders

    Re-Creation Contest Voting Thread

    I vote for #5 and #7. So difficult as they are all unique and executed really well to their picture counterparts!
  6. Fuppylodders

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Thats awesome! I thought it was possible with that part v t so glad to see it done! That's huge with 3 sets too! I was going to double up with just 2 sets, 3 looks humongous!
  7. Fuppylodders

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Don't know if anyone else has done this, but I figured out how to make a smooth banked corner. Would probably work better without the coaster going round the first corner right at the bottom but even with it, still works smoothly. Starts from the height of the top of the chain driven slope. I feel it also opens up lots of different possibilities, which I have yet to explore, and probably won't for a while. But I'd be interested to see if anyone else does!
  8. Fuppylodders

    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    While it might not involve the use of magnets, that's not to say they wouldn't make a free moving by hand version. But I'm not entirely sure how they'd promote a power functions aspect of it as does all the other sets....?
  9. Fuppylodders

    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Would it clash? If they figure of a way to ever get back to using magnets, yes. If they don't, then no but then they'd also never be able to do it at that point anyway. As far as I was aware, they stopped using magnets due to some hazard of them and children. Can't remember if it was if they got swallowed or something, that they could potentially cause poisoning etc. Either way, I'd love to see the use of magnets come back, especially as there are now extremely strong magnets out there that could provide so many possibilities. One if which being I want to make a go kart track with a chain drive underneath following the circuit, with magnets attached and the karts going round. Does anyone happen to know how long usually it takes for sets parts to be released on the 'buy replacement parts' section of the Lego website? I really want to buy some more track pieces
  10. Fuppylodders

    MOC Portable roller coaster

    This is brilliant! I love the fact it all fits on the 4 trailers, it looks so clean too! The supports look neat, the track looks fun and it's great that it works with single cars too!
  11. Fuppylodders

    REVIEW: 10261 LEGO Creator Expert: Roller Coaster

    I personally feel you're over exaggerating a bit. There wasn't really too much hype around this set, nothing more than any other fairground or modular set. As for over rated and over priced, we all uave our own thoughts and that's what makes us individuals and enjoy different things I bought this straight away, not regretting it, although this is larger than I initially thought, I'm going to struggle to build it on the small space I cleared on my desk But I shall build it and enjoy it. I do like the red outline on the instructions for the pieces for that step, it helps a lot with a lot of it being similar. I'm looking forward to getting a second one to make a huge coaster set, I'm also looking forward to seeing what other people do to modify theirs. except I'll wait for double vip for that.
  12. I don't know why people assumed the price of the porg to be as cheap as £35-40 kind of region. Easily £60+... While it might 'look small' its not that small, similar height to bb8, and likely a piece count just below it probably by 150 pieces or so... Looks really good though, very nicely done, but I don't really feel any attachment to it enough to want to get it... Then again I've still not seen ep.8 yet
  13. Fuppylodders

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'm well out of the loop in that style of building so I need to do some research and see what comes up, what colours to use for highlight accents, the main wall colours, what type of signage to use, how to make it look interesting with some kind of interesting technique that I'll be looking to figure out on my own from inspiration of the real buildings... I also need to decide on 2 cars. One I'm thinking family car, and the other a sporty car... And what to put on the second floor! So much to consider
  14. Fuppylodders

    (MOC) - Cavegod's UCS Sandcrawler

    I have to say, I'm totally envious! Its a really nice looking build that I'd love to do and am sooo tempted!
  15. Fuppylodders

    [MOC] Food Stand Diners (One for the Rollercoaster fans)

    Oh my god yes absolutely love these!! The execution is done to perfection! Im getting straight onto ideas soon as I have time and supporting! You really need to get these spread out, post them up in lots of places, these need to reach 10k supporters!