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  1. Nice review I would love to have the red Mini but as I have no interest in the buggy or the workshop accessories this makes it a very expensive single Speed Champions car. That said, green was the right colour for the buggy to contrast with the red Mini as red is the colour of the iconic championship winning Mini of the 1960s. It was interesting that when you made the “civilian” version of the classic Mini it actually looked more like the modern BMW MINI than the classic.
  2. I only rally collect City and Creator but every so often a set comes along in another theme which is a must have. This set was one of those as, while I am not really into it now, Classic space was a big part of my childhood. Sets that don’t fit with my mainstay sit on shelves on the other side of the room from my main display of models. So, alongside these new spacemen are Ghosbusters, Lone Ranger, Wall-E, Ferrari F40 and a couple of Star Wars Sets. I say at this price point and with such cool mini figures you should just do it.
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    [MOD] Modular-ized Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

    It’s really well done considering what you were trying to achieve but I think it has lost the GB feel through the change in proportions and just looks like a really nice modular fire station. The front needs to be narrower for its height to give the GB feel. You then could make it deeper to fit the interior detail.
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    [MOC] Automated side-loading garbage truck

    I thought the back wheels were close to the back too but the side loading and look of the truck makes me assume it is North American in style in which case wheels right at the back is appropriate. If it is meant to be European in appearance then I agree the wheels need to move forwards. i also have some reservations about the cab design which looks a bit too simple and has a bit of a Juniors look to it which is at odds with the technical and detailed design of the back of the truck. I think it just the grille and lights so would be a simple adjustment. With regard to the mechanism itself I think it is brilliant and the video really shows it off well.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    I got my CG yesterday morning and built it yesterday afternoon/evening. I am really pleased with the design and the details in it. Despite the workshop looking barren in some of the product photos it actually is quite well done and the tyre machine and toolbox are really nice. With a big truck/car on the ramp there’s not much free space. The angled walls are good with no gaps and are sturdy when finished (although a bit of a pain when part built). The detail in the vet’s office is also good with the microscope being a particular favourite if mine. Again, not a lot of free space in there which is good. The only bit which is a bit plain is the roof. The stairwell trap is nice enough but the rest is very plain. I left off the lounger and brolly as they looked a bit cheap and will probably add an air con unit or two. The only bit of the build I didn’t really enjoy was using the qtr circle tiles to make the patterns in the front edges of the second floor and roof. Just a bit fiddly to get tidy and straight (for my big fingers anyway!). I also left the petrol pump off as it felt too big next to the minifigs and as this will be across the road from my 2016 petrol station it’s a built surplus anyway. This afternoon I will be setting it up in my modular street where it will be next to DO on one side and an alleyway between it and DD on the other. I see that some people say it looks a bit American but there are plenty of similar buildings which are garages or ex-garages in the UK that look similar to this so I am quite happy with the design from that POV.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    This is expensive but I like it and it is different to the other modular which is nice. I will probably lose the petrol pump from the front to remove some clutter and will add to the interior and roof but I do really like it. Probably like DD and AS more but that doesn’t detract from this one. Since I started collecting the modular buildings I have started putting £10 a month to one side. This makes the modular “seem” very cheap by the time they come round each year.
  7. Completely agree. Love the classic MINI but had no idea what the buggy is supposed to be without Googling. They could have done the rally version of the Countryman if they wanted to go down this route instead which would have been more recognisable to more people. Shame.
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    Modular 60204 Hospital

    Unfortunately not. I did play about with stairs and looked at the lift in the Town Hall but either just takes too much floor space. Thanks guys!
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    Modular 60204 Hospital

    A couple of different views: IMG_20181006_121306621 by Roger Riggs, on Flickr IMG_20181006_121203948 by Roger Riggs, on Flickr
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    Modular 60204 Hospital

    Just the parts from one set plus parts from my collection. I tried to use parts that kept the same look & feel as the original.
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    Modular 60204 Hospital

    As soon as I saw the new hospital I knew I wanted it and I also knew I wanted to make it modular to fit in with my modular town. There is still some landscaping to finish off at the front but the building now has complete walls all round and a full roof and fits really nicely next to a modular building. I was particularly pleased that the floor levels are such a good match (I haven’t changed the levels at all). IMG_20181005_173925463 by Roger Riggs, on Flickr IMG_20181005_173938626 by Roger Riggs, on Flickr
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    40178: V.I.P. theme

    I got this yesterday after spending £79.99 Didn’t know about it and wasn’t expecting it so a nice surprise. Nice little set with nice selection of little pieces and some cute features (like the dragon) I have used it to add a small LEGO dept to my Grand Emporium and have put the VIP sign on my desk
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    Planes designs that need improvement

    Err.. all of them...? I agree with the OP that it would be nice if the wings were separate but I think this would bring other problems to the design of the plane as the wings would need very little movement to lever themselves out of the fuselage.
  14. Hi Selling a select few items from my collection: 4184 Black Pearl. No instructions. 7347 Creator Highway Pickup with instructions and all parts for main model only. 6743 Creator Street Speeder with instructions. 6753 Creator Highway Transport x 2 with instructions. 6752 Creator Fire Rescue with instructions All are from an adult collector and not played with. Offers please. Shipping can be arranged at cost (UK or Europe preferably) or collection (Hertfordshire, UK). Cheers  Rog
  15. Moved to main BSTF forum