Fuppylodders

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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

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Perfectly valid points, and certainly, of course the designer can do whatever they want... But for me personally, probably lacking in imagination, I really can't think how an interesting interior could be done to compliment the exterior (above moc proves exterior isn't a problem). I mean, what else would a post office have? A counter, maybe little grocery bits if it isn't just a post office, and in the back room? Shelves. Lots and lots of shelves for lots of letters. I just think there are a lot of other more interesting alternatives. That's great some people like the idea of a post office. Me personally, I dont... Perhaps it doesn't help the majority of post offices I remember going in are just commercialised business buildings with a plain and cheap interior decor. I also think I am being a bit narrow minded and applying everyday boring realism to what would be interpreted into a modular, not to mention, as mentioned above, it could only be a small portion of the build. @bricked1980 you are correct, a bank could easily be boring... Although they did make a really nice set out of it! But... Who am I kidding, if they released one, I'd still end up getting it for addiction reasons
  2. Fuppylodders

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    While the above post office moc looks good on the outside, I just can't think how a post office could be an 'exciting' set. 'put all the letters on the conveyor belt while the sorting guy sorts the mail. Fill the van up with... mail... Help the guy behind the counter give the customer their... missed parcel... Accessories: 15 letters (2x2 tiles) 4 parcels (2x2 tiles with 2x2 brick) Missed delivery card (1x1 printed tile) I just can't see it...
  3. Fuppylodders

    [MOC] Lego Ghost Train ride

    This is brilliant! It gives a full ghost train vibe, from the trains themselves (very neat and fitting!) to the little scary displays, and the spooky decor of the external and internals. The externals of which look perfectly detailed, not too much, not too little, but everything one would expect to see. And the lettering is a really nice finishing touch! I wish I'd have done something like this!
  4. Fuppylodders

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I do agree, I think a museum with the centre piece of a skeleton T-Rex would be awesome, with some of those side displays like cavemen in a cordoned off area (typical to the film 'a night at the museum")
  5. While I'm still undecided if I liked the chibi like head molds, I loved the sets and think it's a shame no more larger sets were made. I feel a comic store would have gone down well, even as a smaller d2c set. But they didn't. I do wonder then, how well the sets sold. I'd like to think they sold well as I feel the sets were jam packed with stuff and details, and pretty good value for money too.
  6. Fuppylodders

    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Is it not too soon to be getting information on the next set? I mean, we've only just got the roller-coaster released...
  7. Fuppylodders

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Too close/similar to Parisian restaurant?
  8. Fuppylodders

    [Fig] Darth Severus - Sith Inquisitor

    Ohhhhhh!!!!! I'm looking forward to this!!! Your ships are always something very unique and extremely fitting with what you're building for. So to see this guy gettting a ship, (he looks pretty awesome and very evil!) I'm excited to see what you come up with! Any rough idea how long until it's done?
  9. Fuppylodders

    REVIEW: 75955: Hogwarts Express

    I won't be collecting the HP range... However... I'll certainly be making an exception for this set, I think it's a really nice looking train set, and good value for money considering the licence it is. This review helped make my mind up for me!
  10. I'm literally exactly the same as this. Although I stopped buying just as I stopped appreciating them. I found I started buying for the sake of it rather than because I really liked them. Like, I might buy the set just because I liked one specific minifig and the set was 'ok'. I'm looking forward to the potential new sets and seeing what may come from them for the CW.
  11. Is it just me, or do the clone wars vehicles/sets feel more star wars-y than the new episodes ones? I loved the way they were designed to look completely different, yet still had that star wars feel, so it was refreshing getting vehicle based sets from them. The RGS being my favourite clone wars ship, at-te being an awesome looking walker. With the new episodes (vii,viii etc), I just feel they're essentially lazy rehashed or 'refined updated versions of the star wars universe ships/walkers' which, after having multiple updated lego sets of such, makes me lose all will to fork out another £100 give or take, for a few different coloured pieces, or a gorilla style atat, or another x wing which looks ever so slightly better than the previous...
  12. Fuppylodders

    James Bond 2018

    I may have to slightly agree on the star wars expansion pack comment I do wonder, if they did the db5 minus gadgets and therefore likely improved accuracy if it would still sell as well. Seeing the large amount of technic taking space up in the back, I see why its longer in the cabin than meant to be (about my only main concern with this set)...
  13. Fuppylodders

    James Bond 2018

    F40 probably a bad comparison, because it is good. The beetle would probably be better as just taking a quick look, I see differences. Looks like it could be mistaken for a 2cv if it wasn't for the arches, as the entire body looks spot on to looking like that's what it's meant to be. But, the F40 is also a hell of a lot easier. Its generally a more square, less compound curved car and thus easier to replicate to pleasing the eye. I'm sorry, but I entirely disagree about the mini. I've owned three, loved each one, and know them very well for their curves they have. It doesn't capture the look as much as you imply it does, because one of the fantastic things about the mini is because of its compound curves. That's what makes it. Take those away and you get a ugly lada lookalike. The lego represents the mini as much as it does for the DB5. You seem to dismiss any of the curves, yet they did the same style of curvature attempt for the outer front wings, the hood curve has been attempted and to be honest, helps to bring the front end together (along with the lights and grill) to make it easily recognisable as a DB5, the rear curve has been attempted (lack of compound likely due to difficulty to make it look right, so a compromise probably occurred), slopey lights... More curves than you give credit to. I'm sorry, but the mini could be more of a trabant than the DB5. The rear section of the DB5, sure, has looks like it could be. But anything forward of that and you're choosing to blindly stick with the notion that it looks like a trabant purely to make a point. I'm not a massive fan of the DB5 but even I could easily recognise the model as being a DB5 above anything else. I feel our opinions arent going to change, and as they're only opinions, that it's pointless me carrying on. I look forward to seeing people keeping the spy functions while improving the exterior to be closer to source while also keeping the structural strength
  14. Fuppylodders

    James Bond 2018

    I think the issue is, too many people are expecting different things from it. They've put out a James bond car. Comes hand in hand to have gadgets and functions or it's not a 'true' bond car, but just another classic. To get these functions, there just HAS to be compromises somewhere. Not only that, but the DB5 has sooo many compound curves, its literally mission impossible to achieve something that would be perfect to the display collector consumer. Because you also have to take into account it HAS to have structural strength, not one of these perfect looking displayable mocs that comes to pieces the moment you even glance at it or drop a pin next to it. I also understand about the guy who said anyone who disagrees is spoilt. I think he meant that in a sense that we've had sooo many really decently designed and excellent looking sets that the moment a set looks slightly less than its source, everyone jumps on it calling it poor. Sooo many people loved the mini and use it as a comparison of how it looks close to its source material. Yet I as a fan of the real life version always felt it was nowhere near as good as peoe made out. Again, it has so many compound curves. The bonnet. The roof just looks flat. The rear end is flat, the front windscreen entire area is flat. So much is missing that would define it as a mini, but I see the constraints they were under with it because, bricks. So I get it, and think they did a good enough job. But I love the F40. Yet I bet an absolute massive fan of F40's would nit pick it to pieces. Mab, I think your critique that it looks essentially like a Trabant is misplaced, and actually more closely belongs being applied to the mini. Extend the mini's big behind end and it'll look exactly like a lego Trabant. More so than your suggestions of the DB5 would. The lego DB5 has captured the overall look rather well considering its lego. If you want a DB5 to display that looks like a replica DB5, buy a model. There will ALWAYS be faults with a lego version of ANYTHING. sure, I think the rear end is a bit below par and also hate the sticker being used instead, but again, it's about compromise. Fitting the functions that bond car gadget fans would expect to see. Let alone the compound curvature of that rear-end, and trying to create everything fitting perfectly against the rear pillars. It's just never going to please everyone. To a real life camper van fan/beetle fan/mini fan/F40 fan, the lego counter parts might be quite far from being as good as a generic fan might think, and I think the exact same is applied to the DB5 too. Even more so because now, functioning gadgets had to be implimented due to it being a bond car, thus a level of acceptable compromises. And what true bond car doesn't have gadgets? Especially when considering its the cult classic DB5.
  15. 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.