Missing Brick

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  1. Missing Brick

    [REVIEW] 10268 - Vestas Wind Turbine

    Nice set and review but disagree with the rather naive comments about industrial wind energy. Which is more environmentally friendly? : A) A gas well about the size of a tennis court feeding a 300MW gas power station the size of a medium industrial unit. or B) an industrial windfarm capable of intermittently generating the same power - requiring about 300 x 3MW industrial wind turbines, each 100m tall, spaced 700m apart, occupying an area of 140km2, plus the associated pylons necessary to transmit the electricity from the remote windy hills to the city where it's needed. Consider the impact on birds and bats of 300 blades spinning at 180mph over an area of 140km2. Consider the impact on the natural landscape. And don't forget you still need the gas power station for backup when the wind's not blowing - although it now requires extra subsidy payments to sit in standby mode. > I also think it is a very educational set and could inspire young builders about sustainability and renewable energy. Yes - I hope they read widely and don't just unquestioning accept the demonisation of fossil fuels which are used to make wonderful plastic products like Lego and which provide billions of people with abundant low-cost heat, light, transport, fertiliser, clothes, medical & household products and electronics. People questioned the Lego Shell sets. I hope they apply the same critical thinking to Vestas sets.
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    Lego Aliens APC

    Hi Dwayne, Sorry I don't have an LXF (I just build the old-fashioned way, by eye). However I intend to post up some plan views of my latest tweaked APC design soon. I now have a much better design for the turret - much closer to the source material with better shaping.
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    Neo Classic Space Landing Pad

    Thanks everyone! The 45° connection from the girders to the underside of the landing platform is similar to the connection you can see at the bottom. At first I thought setting the girder angles would be a problem - but it turns out that since all 4 struts are identical they automatically adopt the correct angle - so the structure is self-levelling and quite sturdy - even without the elevator tower attached.
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    Neo Classic Space Landing Pad

    I decided to rebuild and mod my LL918 for the 40th anniversary. Then I thought 'this thing needs a landing pad' so I threw this together. Tropical Landing Pad by Missing Brick, on Flickr
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    REVIEW: 71021 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18

    Thanks for the great review as always. I find this series a bit too zany for my liking. I prefer the traditional mix of figs: mostly everyday professions plus a couple of historical figs, sci-fi and maybe one or two comedic fancy-dress figs. That way you can build up a good library of fig parts for use in your own mocs. A whole series of very specialised fancy dress figs is a bit too much of one thing.
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    [MOC] Alien in corridor

    Nice job
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    LEGO Creator Expert London Bus 10258

    I must agree that the above ideas project does a much better job of capturing the all-important curves around the 'eyes' which give the bus its friendly face. The official set just has that area totally square so the 'face' of the bus is all wrong. Probably fixable if you can somehow fit the ideas grill and headlights to the official set.
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    [MOC] Alien: Covenant – The Neomorph Attack

    Nice job. I think you've covered the one half-memorable scene from the film. Not that we knew or cared about any of the characters involved beyond thinking they were dumb for blundering about on an unknown alien planet without space helmets sniffing and tasting alien flora and fauna.
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    Need Help Constructing the Right Wheels

    Hi SilentSoul. Just wanted to mention that Havoc's excellent APC is in a giant scale so if it's your first AFOL MOC you might want to start with a smaller minifig-scale version based on Larry Lars classic design. Happy building.
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    Classic Space Research Complex

    Really great design and packed with great details and play features. I like the realistic layout with airlocks and ladders between all the floors. Very cool.
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    Classic Space Stargate

    Nice. For the background I'd recommend getting a large sheet of white paper (A0 size). If you sit the model on top of the paper and gently roll the paper upwards behind the model, you can get a nice infinite horizon.
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    2016: A Disappointing Year?

    Yes, I've not found any 2016 sets sufficiently appealing to justify a purchase at full price. So far I've just bought a handful of CMFs & mixels using VIP points - and picked up some 2015 sets on sale. I may pickup the Brick Bank eventually. But I can't help feeling TLG have wasted too much of their design resource on producing hundreds of ridiculously overpriced dimensions 'sets'.
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    [PRESS RELEASE] Announcing 10254 Winter Holiday Train

    Cute looking train but shame the engine doesn't have any pistons because I always love to see those things pumping away. Guess that would be the first thing to mod.
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    Military spaceship "Upsilon"

    Nice. Might benefit from some more greebling on the tops of the wings.