Bob De Quatre

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    New Coalition Fleet

    Even if I didn't comment on each single topic, I'm really liking the fleet you've assembled. Well done ZC
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    [MOC] Ice Explorer

    The Ice Explorer is a one-manned spaceship designed to convey planet survey from low orbit. It's powerful radar is able to map large areas of a planet in a single flight. Two containers allow the Ice Explorer to deploy on orbit up to two surveillance satellites or to recover damaged ones. My first entry for Brickpirate's spaceship challenge. It was great building an Ice Planet MOC, and I used this as an opportunity to use parts I don"t use often like old parts from back then, Technic panels, Bionicle, Duplo and... a rubber eraser. Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Ice Explorer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Artemis

    The Artemis is a long range starfighter built by the Mars Corporation. Its main weapon is a high density laser beam, powered by a powerfull generator. The two thrusters of the Artemis allow it to fly up to the outer atmosphere of Mars and target objectives in low orbit. Another build in my Mars Corporation building theme. The Artemis was my entry to the Bricklink building contest... I posted renders earlier, but finally took the time to take some pictures of the real thing. Artemis by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Artemis by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Artemis by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Artemis by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Artemis by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Persephone

    The Persephone buggy is Mars Corporation's main escort vehicle. It's powerfull engine and big wheels adapted to the martian ground give the Persephone the ability to run at high speed on long distance. It is also equiped with a rotating plasma riffle. Another build in my Mars Corporation building theme. It was just supposed to be a quick small build to accompany two others which should be posted shortly (Ares and Dionysus) Persephone by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Persephone by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Persephone by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Persephone by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Persephone by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Persephone by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    LEGO Sci-Fi 2019 Pictures and Rumors

    The colors are completely different... and that ruins the minifig for me :(
  6. Introduction The Lego Movie 2 is in theather since the end of February, and of course we were flooded with promotionnal product, goodies and a bunch Lego sets. Looking at these sets early, I was very interested in the Pop-Ip Party Bus, because of its colors, the overall roundness and the cool parts I could spot here and there (that's the MOCer in me speaking). Let's see if the set actually meet my expectations! At this time, I still haven't seen the movie, so please forgive that I may be wrong on some points. Thanks to EB and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for giving me the opportunity to review this set! Set information Name: 70828 Pop-Up Party Bus Theme: The Lego Movie 2 Year: 2019 Pieces: 1024 Price: $79.99, GBP 79.99, 89.99€ Resources: Brickset, BrickLink Packaging The set comes in a rather big box, with a Lego Movie 2 livery. The front shows the bus in its two configurations: in drive mode, fully closed and with the winglets deployed, and in fully opened state, with light on. As usual, the back of the box depicts all the play features. Content of the box Once opened, the box gives us a 171 pages instruction manual, a rather small sticker sheet (we'll discuss about it later in the review), 8 numbered bags of parts, and a loose big trans-purple canopy piece. Many people, including me, reported that the big tranparent part was scratched when they opened the box... I think Lego should pack these kind of parts in a separate bag to avoid the problem! Build The building process is rather simple, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I really enjoyed building the set, and it felt like almost half of the parts are either new or in a new color! Here are pictures of the build after each bag (two pictures for bag #7). The completed build looks very sleek and smooth, with the colored lines reaching from the top to the sides. The trans dark purple parts really stands out on the white and teal. The front of the bus can be detached, allowing Zebe to take it's place on the driver seat. The top canopy can be flipped open, but whoever took this place will be flipped over at the same time, which feels a bit werd. Let's now take a look at the Party Bus fully opened! With the Disco bal standing high above and the foldable speakers on the sides! Melody can dance on the upper dancefloor while Tempo plays the music. Disco Kitty can sho her dancing skills on the two rotating dancefloor on the lower level of the bus. These uses a new kind of 2x2 turntables and of course new gear wheels that are a plate high and have studs on one side. Turning the big thruster on the back of the bus will make the inner dancefloor spin, and pushing on it will trigger the light brick! It's ligh will pass through an Elves half dragon egg piece that also rotate and will splash the light like a disco ball. On the plus side, the bus also have two small wings on the sides that can be lifted or lowered. These are well integrated in the build. On the minus side are the stickers... again... Especially the bg one on the side, showing an important color variation. We know TLG has problems with white bricks, so it's no surprise white stickers don't do well either. Every time I'm building a set and I can't find a part, I say to my girlfriend "Oh there's a part missing!". Now she knows that the part is there somewhere, hidden behind another part, or sometimes just in front of me but I can"t see it... That set was different, as I couldn"t find a part because it was the wrong part in the sealed bag! On the left is the Technic part that should have been in the set, and on the left is the one I got. Do you had the same problem with the set? Minifigures The Party Bus comes with two brickbuilts figures: Disco Kitty and Zebe. The later make use of some nice new pieces, and has a very nice printed "torso". Unikitty looks as fun as always in her disco livery, and her high boots. Two friends minifigures are also part of the set: Melody and Tempo. TThese are very nice, with their exclusive and bright hair parts. I'm already imagining using Tempo as a starfighter pilot! Interesting parts I didn't took a picture of all the interesting parts in the set... because I want to keep it intact for now... But just take a look at the set's inventory on Bricklink. Of course all the trans dark purple canopies and rounded wall elements are exclusives to this sets, as are the 4 minifigs, and... Ok let's just look at numbers! The set has 1024 pieces, divided into 259 different parts, 45 of wich are noted as new on Bricklink, and 33 being exclusives (for now) to this set! I'm very impressed by the new coral color, it looks very vibrant and colorful. Pictures don't do it justice. Conclusion Design: 8/10 - A nice design, with lots of playing areas and functionalities for a set of this size. Parts: 10/10 - The first time I ever gave a 10 in this category! Lots of nice colors, lots of new parts, lots of new parts in new colors! Four exclusive minifigures, counting the brickbuilt ones. Build: 7/10 - A simple build but yet using some nice techniques. Price: 7/10 - With a ppp of 0,078€, this set is rather average, but the part inventory is realy worth it. Overall: 32/40 (80%) - A really cool set if you like Disco and the 70's... Or if you like good Lego sets, cool parts and cool colors!
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    [MOC] Aerial Enforcer

    The Aerial Enforcer is a multipurpose assistance frigate that can carry a large range of missions, from military reinforcement to medical assistance. It carries 4 standard Blacktron pods and one advanced pod. Those can be deployed to assist Blacktron forces in battle or recover equipments or spacecraft that have lost their pods. The Aerial Enforcer can also transport some Universal Pod Enhancement (UPE). The UPE attach to a pods, giving him new abilities, like more firepower, speed, detection sensors, etc. The UPE loaded on the frigate depends on its mission. It also carries a landing module that can be filled with the needed equipment. The module is unmaned and needs a pod to reach the surface. Once on the ground, the module will deploy a sentinel rover for protection until the Blacktron troops can reach it. This is my second entry to Brick Pirate's challenge. I had a lot of fun building this Blacktron 2 ship. I wanted to keep lots of the BT2 features while using a modern building style. The pods were the obvious part, I had to include them as the major playing feature. Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Blacktron Aerial Enforcer by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    What would you like from a Sci-Fi Racing theme?

    The solution on the SW Solo speeder works pretty well too. I'm considering running a small challenge in the Sci-Fi forum, where participant will have to build what could be small sets of a Sci-Fi racing theme. @Henchmen4Hire actually started that just two posts above ;) If you are interested, I'll work on some simple rules and create a dedicated topic.
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    [MOC] Aerial Enforcer

    Yep :)
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    [MOC] Pink Huntress in the hangar

    There's no such thing as weird bright color in space ;)
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    [CONTEST] BSBA - Results

    Thanks everyone who participated in this contest. I hope you had fun imagining ang building as Benny! For Category A, first place goes to Koalayummies for his Town Hall Spaceship, an second place goes to Praiter Yed and his Lighthouse, Lighthouse, Lighthouse! Town Hall Spaceship By koalayummies Lighthouse, Lighthouse, Lighthouse! By Praiter Yed For Category B, first place goes again to Koalayummies for his Fire Truck Spaceship, an second place goes to Kritch and his Benny's Recycle Recycle RECYCLE Fire Truck Spaceship By koalayummies Benny's Recycle Recycle RECYCLE By kritch Since Koalayummies won both categories, but is elligible to receive only one prize and he chose 1st prize of category B, Praiter Yed will receive the 1st prze of category A, and the next entry with the most vote which is Lufobrick's Orbital Flintstones, will receive the 2nd prize for Category A. The Orbital Flintstones By Lufobrick All winners, please send me a pm with your full coordinates for Eurobricks to send you your prize! :)
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    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Introduction and discussion The Andromeda Discovery While official records are still scarce, the Andromeda discovery became one of our most important since the begining of space exploration. While approaching a planetary orbit during a mapping expedition of the Andromeda Galaxy, the ship was caught up in a strange gravitational anomaly. Records from the initial expedition were mostly lost, save that when the crew awoke, they found themselves in a different part of the galaxy. A second anomaly was located close to their new location, and when approached their craft was drawn in again, returning them to their original location. When word of this new discovery reached the Galactic Command Council, the Council commissioned a number of privateers to explore this strange new phenomenon, and it wasn’t long before a number of similar anomalies were discovered. Many early ships were lost mapping these strange gravitational anomalies, until minifig scientists discovered the ‘GATE’ system. The Gravitational Anomaly Transport Engine became a core component to allow ships travelling through Andromeda galaxy to use the anomalies safely. The Gate system allowed ships to successfully match the fluctuating speeds and coordinates needed to navigate through them. The vast reduction in transport times made Andromeda’s planetary systems prime candidates for massive scale resource exploitation. With the new GATE system tested and working, corporations were quick to retrofit these systems to their own ships, and a second resource race began. And if many corporations wanted to exploit Andromeda, only three of them had what it takes in resources and manpower to succeed in such a large expedition. In early AD 3815, they reached Andromeda and each settled in on a different planet. To survive in this new environment, they have the absolute need of water. Luckily water is present in diverse forms in Andromeda's systems. Biomass is another key element as it provides nutrients but also research materials. And lots of metals will be needed to expand each corporation's domination over the system, and also make profits! The Corporations Octan Corporation Kawashita Group M.A.N.T.I.S. Specialized in everything, Octan Corp is the leading company in providing minifigs with everything they need. From the outside, the company presents a smiling face. But is it the same face it shows to its competitors? Learn more on Octan Corporation An ancient company, big and powerful but clouded in mysteries... Specialized in advanced technologies, Kawashita surpass everyone in terms of robotics and genetics. Lots of secret projects wait to be revealed... Learn more on Kawashita Group After throwing away its violent and criminal past, the organization known as M.A.N.T.I.S. succesfully developed its activities, becoming one of the most legitimate and successful companies... But is it really true? Learn more on M.A.N.T.I.S. Goal of the game The main goal for the corporations is to harvest the maximum of the 3 resources: Water: Highly needed for the survival of humanity Awesomnium: A precious metal that is used in spaceship's construction Biomass: All sort of biological stuff to nourish employees and that scientists will study By building on a planet, a player's corporation will receive resources and Domination points. A corporation with 30 Domination points more than the other corporations will gain control of that planet, expanding its control area and the number of planets available for building. Resources can be used by corporations to progress on a tech tree that gives bonuses to its players. Top level technologies will require some rare resources that can only be found on one planet of the galaxy, or that can be rewarded by challenges: Gold: A valuable metal with many applications in technology and science Copper: An ancient metal which all stocks of were lost a long time ago Mithril: The hardest metal ever found By building, players will also receive Credits, that can be used to buy Personal Equipment. These items provide bonuses directly to a player who owns them. Link to the dynamic map
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    [MOC] Ice Explorer

    Thanks... but you're aware that I have the power frontpage anything I want You're the second person to tell me this, so I guess it's true
  14. Ever wanted to build a spaceship like Benny, the famous Classic Space minifig? Then grab your bricks and start modifying a set or MOC! You can start with any set or MOC you want, there are no restrictions on themes, you can bennyfy a Star Wars spaceship, a city train, a modular building or even an Architrecture set or MOC! Add thrusters, wings, cockpits, laser guns, antennas, anything needed to make that set/MOC fly! The original set/MOC can be modified during the process, but it should still be recognizable once modified. There's also no restriction on the bricks' colors to use for the set/MOC modifications. Set 70831 Emmet's Dream House Rescue Rocket! is a good example of what we're expecting for this contest. In this example, the yellow house is the original set or MOC, and the Rescue Rocket is the result of the bennyification Categories A: Official path - Build a spaceship in the way Benny would, based on an official set. B: MOC path - Build a spaceship in the way Benny would, based on a new MOC of yours. Rules First rule: have fun! The contest will run from March 10th to April 28th 2019. As long as it's still April 28th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified. This contest is open to all EB members, even if they joined EB after the contest has begun, with the exception of the EB staff, who can enter but are not eligible to win prizes. One entry per member and per category. You can enter all categories with different entries, but you'll be eligible to receive only one prize. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the contest, including the MOC for category B. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. Entries' post must contain at least one picture of the official set or MOC on which you based your entry. All entries must be built from real LEGO. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Digital entries are accepted , as long as they are entirely buildable with real bricks! Non-Lego light sources are allowed as long as you mention it in your entry description. You can use official stickers or custom stickers. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Sci-fi forum, the title prefixed by, "[BSBA] Cat X - ". (For example, "[BSBA] Cat A - Benny's Saturn V".) Post pictures no larger than 1024x768, but you may link to bigger pictures. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. Winners will be determined by public voting. Prizes Category A first place: #70830 - Sweet Mayhem's Systar Starship! Category A second place: #70831 - Emmet's Dream House/Rescue Rocket! Category B first place: #70835 - Rex's Rexplorer! Category B second place: #70834 - MetalBeard's Heavy Metal Motor Trike!
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    [CONTEST] BSBA - Voting thread

    Benny's Spaceships Building Academy Contest Voting Thread It is now time to decide who did the the best entries and who will win one of the prizes sponsored by The Lego Group!!! Members that joined after the start of the contest (March 10th) are not allowed to vote (except if you entered the contest). This is to prevent fake members that are created only to vote once. Sorry if you aren't a fake member you may not vote, but sadly we need to take these steps... You have to choose your three most favorite entries for each Category A and B You may vote in each categories or only one or two or three, that's up to you You may not vote for your own entry In the case a of a tie, we will let the computer pick the winner randomly The voting closes on May 8th 23:59 GMT If a vote doesn't follow the rules stated above or the format bellow, we won't count the vote. Please use this format for casting your vote! If you don't respect this format, I'll edit your post, or worst case, your vote will be rejected! If you want to comment the entries or the contest, please use each entry's topic or the Contest topic. A: 5-11-9 B: 2-4-8 Category A 1 Benny's Space Groomer By 1980SomethingSpaceGuy 2 SpaceBottleShip By kodlovag 3 Town Hall Spaceship By koalayummies 4 Emmet's Thricycle! By Mr Lyo 5 Benny's Asteroid Grabber Truck By blueshift12 6 Spacesubmarine By legozavr 7 Lighthouse, Lighthouse, Lighthouse! By Praiter Yed 8 Benny's SpaceMiningTruckShip By Kristel 9 Riverside Rocket By boxyman123 10 The Orbital Flintstones By Lufobrick 11 Cosmic Corner By LucasLaughing Category B 1 Delivery Truck/ Small exploration ship By Mr Lyo 2 Benny's Recycle Recycle RECYCLE By kritch 3 Benny's Space Transporter/Hovercraft By spongebrickpl 4 Spaceship from a revolver By legozavr 5 Space Train! By Modeltrainman 6 Benny's Locomotive/Spaceship By pagicence 7 The Necromaw Reaper By JJ Tong 8 Fire Truck Spaceship By koalayummies 9 The Space Bar By 1980SomethingSpaceGuy
  16. The Benny's Spaceships Building Academy Contest has come to an end, and it's now time for you to vote for your favorites entries!!
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    [BSBA] Cat A: Benny's Asteroid Grabber Truck

    @blueshift12 Some of your pictures are broken! Can you correct them asap please?
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    [CONTEST] Benny's Spaceships Building Academy

    Maybe you could still finish your entry, even if it will be too late for the contest. I'm very interested to see what you built When the deadline is reached, I'll compile the entries and post a voting thread with a list of all entries and explainations on how to vote.
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    Flickr Tutorial

    You jsut have to copy the BBCode from Flickr and paste it directly in the message here on EB.
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    LEGO Sci-Fi 2019 Pictures and Rumors

    It's that new space logo from the new theme :(
  21. If you like supercar Technics models, with lots of functionnalities, or if just want to make a good action, be sure to read this story of two of Eurobricks dear members @grum64 and @Jeroen Ottens. An auction is running for the model you can see just below, and 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Fairy Bricks charity.
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    [CONTEST] Benny's Spaceships Building Academy

    Since I now know that I won't be able to process the entries before the 23rd... I concur that adding a bit more time is ok. End of the contest is now April 28th!
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    [BBSA]-Cat B Space Train!

    @Modeltrainman Sorry, I overlooked your posts and forgot to answer your questions... twice... No excuses.... :( Anyway, could you edit your title to respect the format stated in the rules? Besides that, you changed every bricks' color from your MOC, which wasn't the spirit of the contest. Maybe you should have kept the original color in the body of the train and only change the colors of the wheels and front*...