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    My Lego Layout LDD Fly-though

    Impressive. I'm really looking forward to see this in brick form. Congrats, awesome display!
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    NEWS 2014 trains!

    I noticed the passenger train has somo cool looking headlights, if you can fit some led lights there this is definitely a win. I was really apprehensive about the nose piece but i really like it.
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    NEWS 2014 trains! The last wagon of the cargo train seems to be carrying some kind of animals indeed
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    NEWS 2014 trains!

    I think he says "similar to the HE" in terms of shape or appearence (i.e. a high speed train). I doubt they would launch a regular passenger train with a motor and two carriages only. it'll probably have the same structure as the 7938 passenger train IMO (two engine wagons and one passenger wagon).
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    NEWS 2014 trains!

    "Also on display was the new white bullet train and new train station, £99.99 similarly styled to the Horizon Express. Station is sold separately, out in 2nd half of the year.." London Toy Fair Report:
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    NEWS 2014 trains!

    The 7937 train station has already disappeared from Shop@Home..
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    UCS 10179 Millenium Falcon – Cosmetic MOD

    Your mods are good but your socks are awesome my friend!
  8. Lake town chase is the best set IMHO, due to the fact that it is the most unique build of the wave, a boat and some buildings VS. lots of grey stony structures that make this wave rather boring..
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    Future Train sets discussion/speculation

    Hi everyone, I've read in a LUG forum that we might have some train news in the second half of 2014. I've also noticed that on Brickset's Price Comparison the availability for 7938 and 7939 intermittent (right now, amazon UK has no train sets available - directly sold by Amazon). Could this mean they are slowing production of these sets, and planning to launch new ones?
  10. Hi everyone, I finally got the 79003 set, it's amazing. One of the things I was most curious about was the brick built window technique everyone was talking about (the main window, where Bilbo's book is). And I got to that step of the build. I was a bit disappointed when I found out that the window isn't a perfect fit between both arches. It moves a lot between them (a 3 or 4 mm gap between the opposite arch when it's pulled to one side). Even when it's placed in the house structure, the window actually moves from one side to another between the arches. After looking at Captain BeerBeard's review, I realized that the arches in my set are different from his! The inside part of his arches has a small salience that, i presume, must hold the window in place, while mine are perfectly flat on the inside surface. I have no flickr account to post from, but I send a picture attached for you to see the salience I'm talking about. Is anyone having an issue on this? Am I the only one? If I am, i'll feel dumb, I've been building lego since I was 4 or 5 years old -.-' Thanks for your help, please try to look at the attached picture (it's the biggest I could upload...) UPDATE: Apparently, user FredleDingue, from (in the comments) had the same problem with the Arkham Asylum set (10937), which has a window with the same design. It seems that Lego told him that they would only replace the parts at his expense. If You check Lego Digital Designer you'll see that the arch in question is available with the mentioned salience that fixes the window in place, not the one being provided in some of the 79003 boxes we've been getting. Still no reply from Lego on my inbox. UPDATE 2: User Dar2k at the forum has posted images that picture this issue very well, follow this link to see the effect of the wrong mold of the arch (Hit the small grey button that says "Afficher" on Dar2k's post). No reply from lego to me today! UPDATE 3: According to the link provided by Rich, owner of the awesome blog, some chinese guy had the same issue and received the parts for free from Lego. He posted pictures of everything on a chinese forum, check for yourselves. (google translate..) Why they would send some fans the parts for free, and charge other, beats me. UPDATE 4 - REPLY FROM LEGO: "We are very sorry to hear that your new LEGO ® set contained defective parts. We do everything so that our products are of the highest possible quality and that they meet your expectations for the LEGO brand. Please accept our apologies, because your last experience has not reflected that. In the LEGO Company, we invest much time in planning and quality control. All our products are rigorously tested before being released. After launch, we continue to test the production process and quality requirements in response to comments from our consumers. Therefore, I want to thank you for having informed us about the defective part of your LEGO. Myself, I passed this information to my colleagues in the quality department, which will ensure that this error does not happen again. Could you please provide us the reference of defective parts and the manufacturer code (behind the box in the area of the barcode, not the "Item Number" but a source close to this) so we can send you a replacement parts? Do not hesitate to contact the team at LEGO, mentioning your reference: ***********, If you have any further questions or comments, we are always at your disposal. Yours faithfully, LEGO Service Note: This message was sent to me in portuguese and I used google translate to get it to english. Then, I corrected some imprecisions in the translation before posting it here.
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    Somehow I feel Lego is finally catching the train with this theme. Thanks to Grogall and his freaking Palantír!
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    Collecting UCS vs "regular" sets

    I only collect regular sets. They're less expensive and have more play value, I think. I love to see how they recreate small ships and scenes with few bricks and pieces! If you have a kid I sugest you get regular sets. I don't have kids yet but I plan to build a "legotheque" and for that, I want them to have as many different pieces and ships and scenes as possible (I also collect LOTR and Hobbit to get castle / pirate pieces)!
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    [MOC] Tavern in the Sloughy Lands

    awesome details, loved the roof :)
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    MOC: Ancient Greece

    the small houses were my favorite detail!
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    you shouldn't be posting Lego stuff in the Blu-ray / DVD discussion forum, mods will be angry. (another wave, hell yeah!)
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    Théoden's death is epic. I don't like to speculate and list everything I would like to see in Lego, but Witch King, fell beast, Éowin, Merry and Théoden riding snowmane would definitely be something. Maybe next year.
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    Does anyone else noted that the 2012 Lego sales report doesn't even mention the Lord of The Rings? I've been looking at the document (the large and boring file), I've word searched it and there is no mention to LOTR or the Hobbit... Right now I'm on the aftermath of the Pelennor Battle. It's awesome. And we'll never see minifigs of the swan prince of Dol Amroth, he wasn't even in the movies.. Gandalf is like god, he his everywhere in all eras. Gandalf's involvement in the Hobbit was merely as a conspirator, I think! he's awesome :)
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    I'm reading the books for the second time, in english (first one was many years ago, in Portuguese). It is not clear to me wether the Uruk-Hai were created by Saruman, by crossing Orcs with Savage human tribes, but I think not. Jackson clearly indicates that Saruman is indeed their creator (as depicted in The Orc Forge set). Tolkien mentions that they were first used by Sauron in the third age, and it is common to see companies made both of Uruks and Orcs in the LOTR (like the ones who kidnapped Merry and Pippin), but I think there must be some difference between the so called "black uruks from Mordor" and the so called Uruk-hai, like some genealogical derivation, don't know. You could write three more books trying to write down every imprecision on the movie adaptation by Jackson. But he is very honest relating to that. One of the most interesting facts about the Hobbit, is that it is the only fiction novel I've ever read that doesn't have one single female character. When I realized this I had to go back and make sure it was so, it's very uncanny. Tauriel was Jackson's invention, just like Galadriel's presence on the Hobbit. Saruman doesn't show up either.
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    Ok, so (quoting): All Orcs: Orcs of all kinds would not carry blades of Westernesse, which were "wound about with spells for the bane of Mordor". It is possible that these spells caused the glow in the presence of Orcs rather than any particular metal alloy or other physical ingredient. Goblins/ Northerners/ Misty Mountains/ Moria Orcs: Northern Orcs came from the Misty Mountains and said they were from "the Mines", Moria, on the hobbit march. They come for killing and vengeance, not interested in the idea of taking the hobbits or their spoils to either Saruman or Sauron, but only in getting rid of the prisoners and going home. These smaller orcs were referred to as goblins by the narration during the first dominance fight with Ugluk. When the time came to stand against the Rohirrim, Ugluk allowed the Northerners to run into the Forest, leaving the hobbits with the Isengarders, although some of the larger and bolder Northerners remained with him. Uruk-hai: The Orcs of Saruman, who called themselves Uruk-hai, used an S elf-rune wrought in white metal on the front of their iron helms. Their shields had a small white hand centered on a black field. Aragorn commented that their gear was not in the manner of other Orcs at all. Instead of curved scimitars, they used short, broad-bladed swords. Their great bows were made of yew wood, in length and shape as those of Men. They also appeared different physically: greater stature, swart, slant-eyed, with thick legs and large hands. Although they did not like the light of the sun, they could withstand it better than other orcs. Mordor Orcs of the Tower: Orcs in the Tower of Cirith Ungol used the symbol of a white moon disfigured by a death's face. This referred to the tower's once having been Minas Ithil, the "Tower of the Moon", before it was taken from the Gondorians. Mordor/Morgul-orcs: The Orcs in the service of Barad-dur, the folk of Mordor, used the symbol of the Red Eye, for Sauron. The Red Eye was painted on their shields. Sauron did not use his right name, nor permit it to be spelled or spoken. He did not use white. Shagrat called these Mordor orcs "morgul-orcs". At least one, a guard on the march with Merry and Pippin, had a black knife with a long saw-edged blade that was later used by Pippin to cut through the ropes on his hands. These Orcs of Mordor referred to Sauron as the Great Eye. Grishnakh was their Captain. They were all long-armed and crook-legged, not as tall as the Isengarders but larger than the Moria Orcs. They could see better in the dark than the Isengarder Orcs could. Via Here For such a huge Tolkien fan, Jackson sure was a bit too inventive, in my opinion. The real biological difference between orcs is the separation between Uruk-Hai and regular Orcs. Other than that, only garments, weaponry and symbols.
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    [MOC] Attack on Weathertop

    really well done! Amon Sul is one of the most interesting structures / locations in LOTR!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2013 Pictures and Rumors

    Link: Doesn't work as a confirmation, as you might call it, but I actually trust these guys. I'm actually very happy to hear about an Ewok village, lego is a very inclusive company, giving attention to the even to the galaxy's less enlightened forms of life.
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    2013 LEGO Pirates rumors and discussion.

    Perhaps an exclusive. Perhaps a pirate ship to go along with the Imperial flagship.
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    Uthered"s Troop

    Nice army, and welcome to Eurobricks!
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    LOTR & The Hobbit 2013 Set Discussion

    I find that very sad too. why only one? It would be very easy to do, even if they reused torsos from other themes :/