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  1. Elves in space! Surely that must be the next step in the evolution of the theme Two models are from the Classic Space range, the third you might recognize from another space theme. My biggest problem now is that I have more ideas than I have bricks in the right colours I don't think my daughter want me to take apart all of her sets.... Scooter01_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr Scooter04_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr SE918_02_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr This_Is_Elves-Fighter01_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr This_Is_Elves-Fighter02_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr This_Is_Elves-Fighter04_s by BeO Johansson, on Flickr Let me know what you think :)
  2. Here's another one I put together the day before an exhibition we had here in Sweden. This time it's set 75218 that got a remake. I used the instructions for the original set, but I had to modify it quite a lot to be able to use the colours I wanted. Some parts of the ship could've been done in a better way, but I was short on time Space Elves X-wing by BeO Johansson, on Flickr The cockpit window and the rubber bands are the only parts I had to borrow from my 75218 X-wing. I hope you like it
  3. The space engineers have finally completed their latest project, the LL 75181 BTL-L1 Y-wing Starexplorer with detachable exploration/research module. The Y-wing is heavily modified in the rear to make room for the docking port and necessary reinforcements. The docking system is based on a design used on several older space ships in our fleet. The new module has room for two researchers. On the outside you can see the foldable antennas, an extendable air lock and a small transport ship. Inside you'll find all necessary functions for extended research missions. New adventures await us, beyond the stars! It's considerably smaller than LL 10179...
  4. Thanks for your comments and suggestions :) I very much appreciate them. For some reason I find it easier mixing themes in new ways, compared to coming up with an original design of my own You see my previous attempt at this in my other Flickr album, again a theme mix. But it's fun doing these mixes The Friends series have some smaller sets with science elements, the next step could very well be an astronaut training set followed by a proper rocket/shuttle mission set. I don't think girls are any different than boys in many ways, and a well designed space-themed Friends set could very well be loved by many girls (and boys for that matter). Yes the windscreen was pretty much what I had available, there's a windowless TIE Advanced in my bookshelf right now (there's five different TIE models stacked above each other in my ... ahum ... TIE rack ) I like your suggestions. It's easy to replace the coloured parts on the ship to match the windscreen of choise. I'll get them next time I make a BL order, better to try them all out. Could use two more dragon wings as well, they are supposed to be of the same colour
  5. I'd love to do some of the ground bases. And of course 924 and 928 We'll see what I can put together with what I have.
  6. A valid point, and something I thought about as well. I did several versions of the ship in before settling for this one. If you look at the three classic ships, 918, 924 and 928, you see that horizontal surfaces are gray and vertical surfaces are blue, in general. There are exceptions of course :) And when I applied that to the Falcon, it looked like the Star Wars Falcon with blue details. Not very inspiring at all. So I simply inverted the colour scheme, horizontal surfaces blue and vertical surfaces gray. Again, in general :) So there is an idea behind the way it looks, not just blue added everywhere I did try out adding more gray on top, but the visual shape of the Falcon was lost when doing so which I didn't like at all. Also, there's quite a few examples of mainly blue vehicles in the Classic Space theme later on, mid-80s, like 6951 and 6985. So I'm not too far off if one look at the Classic Space theme in general and not just pre-1980 I decided pretty early on to not limit myself to the first CS-years, so you can find quite a few details on my ship that I've borrowed from various Classic Space sets, also later ones. The design for the robot for example is from a pretty rare set, 1968, from 1985. But I do value your input, I'm always open to suggestions and new ideas :)
  7. Hello Space enthusiasts! Here's a MOD I've been working on for quite a while. It started out as a regular 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon Bricklink project, but turned into something a bit different somewhere along the way. LL10179_001 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_004 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_c02 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_036 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_m04 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr LL10179_s04 by BeO Johansson, on Flickr For more pictures, and my comments on some of the details on the ship, follow this link to my Flickr page for the model: LL 10179 on Flickr I hope you'll like it. Comments are more than welcome :)
  8. Quite surprised to find The Brothers Brick also feature MODs, but I don't mind (are they lowering their standards? ) LL 10179 on TBB
  9. BeO

    Display for Star Wars UCS sets?

    Don't forget to browse the IKEA Hacker website for inspiration. There's plenty of nice ideas over there.
  10. BeO

    R-Type Battleship

    Very nice indeed, and a fun source of inspiration :)
  11. BeO

    LEGO 497 Galaxy Explorer

    That's a great set, a must in your collection if you like the Classic Space theme. But unless you're fortunate enough to get hold of the parts in used Lego lots in the local ads, I'd recommend you to just buy a complete used set in nice condition on Bricklink. Some of the special, and also not so special parts are quite expensive if you want them in decent condition. You'll save yourself a lot of trouble, and some money, just buying a complete set. Just make sure all parts are present and in good condition. That TV antenna for example is very often missing a spoke or two. Baseplates tend to break or have stress marks. Minifigures, the gold on the logo easily wears off but there's plenty of them still around with good print. Trans-yellow pieces can be worn and scratched as well (to me, that kind of wear tells me that the set was played with a lot. Some kid loved it 'to pieces' and that I think has a value in itself. Not so fun for display though ) In short, expect some wear since it's an old set, but make sure the rare/expensive parts are present and in good/decent condition. Remember to also look for set 928, it was called 497 on the US market but most other places it was 928. Good luck in your search, I really hope you'll have a complete version some day soon :)
  12. Yes that's in the pipeline. Will try the easiest way first, Dymo-tape I have it printed now, white text on clear tape, but haven't gotten around to trimming it to the pieces yet. Will probably look like sh- ... eh, not good at all
  13. Thanks @Bob De Quatre, appreciate it Will give it a shot!
  14. BeO

    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    And the thread about Future Star Wars Sets is also full of minifig discussions... Is there no place where I can read about future ships, vehicles and so on without having to sift through pages of new Stormtrooper prints, wishing for characters that had three seconds of screen time in some spin off series and such? One thread and one thread only is about wistful minifig dreams. Keep it there. Please. The thread is nine years old, you can't have missed it. Here -> /sorry for the OT, rant over
  15. BeO

    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I'll get this one for sure. And regarding comments about lack of battle damage, too clean and so on. All vehicles were new from factory at some point, consider this one as a newly delivered speeder for the Rebel fleet
  16. I'm with you on this. At first I wan't much interested in NK when it was released. But getting a set for my kid, and then looking a bit closer at the other sets, I realised that NK is a great base for space MOCs.
  17. BeO

    [MOC] Modular Garage with PF and Pneumatics

    Indeed a very clever and inspiring build! Well done :)
  18. That is... crazy. A visit to a museum here in Sweden is usually free, or around $5-10 for some museums depending what kind of exhibition they have at the moment. Art and history should be available for all, no matter where on the social ladder you are.
  19. Not an expert but applied a few stickers through the years :) I use the sharp end of a brick separator when I handle the stickers. No oil from my fingers, and it gives me more precision when applying the sticker. Make sure you wipe off fingerprints and dust from the brick. Try not to touch the surface at all where the sticker is supposed to go. And usually I put the brick on a larger, easier to handle brick to keep it steady. Good light is also important so shadows don't trick you into putting the sticker misaligned. I have a few badly aligned stickers as proof of that :)
  20. Really great set, this one. Built mine the other day and had a blast doing it. I got a few of the first Classic Space sets when I was a kid, but never the big ships. They were too expensive. Well, finally I have a big ship :) Building this thing was a nice walk down nostalgia boulevard. Little details here and there reminding me of the old sets, but still with a modern approach and new fancy parts. I can highly recommend this to anyone who enjoyed playing with the Classic Space sets back in the day. My LL918 will look tiny next to this one...
  21. I've also recently returned to the wonderful world of Lego Technics, and I recognise much of what you said in your first post. During the autumn last year I got the Supercar, 8070, and I was impressed with what you can do with these new parts. But at the same time I felt like such a newbie. Last time I got a new Technics set was somewhere around '85 or '86, quite a few years ago :) I agree on the colours, grey and black are hard to tell apart from each other. I think black was more black in the old instructions (like the 8860). And I wouldn't mind at all if all axles were the same colour. After 25+ years in The Dark Ages, I still had no problem picking out an 8L, 10L or a 12L axle just by sight. Besides, on every page in the new instructions where you have an axle or a beam they also print a comparison picture. Back then they only had one picture for the axles, on the front page :) I really love building these new models, but so far I haven't really gotten around to making my own models. It's a new way of thinking that I have to get used to. But I've got plenty of practice ahead of me, so far I've also purchased 8043, 8110, 8258, 9394, 9396, 9398 and 42007. Many hours of wonderful building ahead of me :D Oh btw, it wasn't a Technics set that brought me out of the Dark Ages. It was a ... VW :) I highly recommend the 10220 set, so much fun building and a wonderful piece to put on a shelf somewhere. The 9396 that you're building was my second set of the 'new' Technics age, and it was a really fun but also frustrating build. I managed to flip an axle and a cog for the rotor. Took me half an hour to fix without having to take apart the whole thing :) Good luck, and keep building!
  22. BeO

    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    Great, thanx for quick reply! It probably is the kit 6969, Celestial Stinger, that we have here. I've seen some of the other special parts from that pic in the bag of LEGOs we got. Cheers!
  23. BeO

    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    Hello everybody, new member here. Yesterday I bought an IKEA-bag full of LEGO pieces for my gf's kid, some 13kg I think it was. Very mixed pieces, from the 70's up to mid- late 00's. Not in very good condition, unfortunately, but got the lot for a good price. There's one piece I can't figure out where it belongs (no instructions included at all) and I hope you can help me with this task :) It's a battery powered piece, two AA batteries. Three buttons that causes two LEDs to flash and different sound effects to play. I've attached a picture of the piece. Thanks in advance!