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  1. Paperballpark

    Smugmug acquires Flickr

    A 'free' service is never free - someone, somewhere, is always paying for it. I have about 4000 photos on Flickr, and as the person above says, there's simply no-one offering the amount of free space that Flickr currently does. According to their posts explaining it, only about 3% of free members have more than 1000 photos. Our LUG (Brickish) has a Flickr group, and only about 10% of the members will be affected. That said, having read the posts I can understand why they're doing it. $50 (£38) a year isn't that much in the grand scheme of things, and with 30% off it's even better. The time it'd take me to move all my photos to another service would be more costly (if I was being paid for that time!) than just upgrading, so that's what I've done. It actually does make sense, because those who gain the ability to store 5K photos will be Pro members, who will be paying for it... With only 3% of their free members affected, They will have calculated that this change won't do them any long-term harm.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The trick to 'not revealing' something is to give certain bits of specific info about the set, which can be shown after the reveal to have been based on knowledge rather than just being a good guess. E.g. 'the vehicle has a red front and a black rear, and the set has two cyprus trees in it' EDIT: To be clear, the above is an example, NOT what is in the set.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I honestly wouldn't mind if they just did a different design of cottage each year. After all, which village only has one house in it?!
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    Do modern white bricks still turn yellow?

    My understanding is that any exposure to light triggers the process of yellowing - so even if you then store them away in the dark, they'll still yellow as the process has already started. I think I also read that the more they're exposed to light, the worse it becomes, but that could be me misremembering.
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    Powered Up - A tear down...

    I was only saying that because the Lego trains FAQ says this: Can I use and connect the new LEGO® Powered Up Smarthub, motors and lights with my older LEGO Power Functions battery box and motors? Unfortunately, no. The change of technology between LEGO® Power Functions (infra-red signal) and LEGO® Powered Up (Bluetooth connection), combined with a change of the wire connectors, means the two systems are not compatible. Which strongly implies that they're not going to release a converter cable.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Ah, I wasn't sure what they meant by 'a while'
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    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Slighty off-topic, but does anyone know if it would be possible to connect PU motors to PF power? Obviously some kind of non-lego component would be needed to join the two wires, but fundamentally, can the PU motors be run using PF power? The reason I ask is that I've got into GBCs this year, and most GBCs use PF motors, powered by 9v train controllers, using the Lego adaptor lead. 9v tran controllers are used so that batteries don't have to be replaced, and the motors don't cut out at any point. PU is worrying in this respect, in that it appears there will be no official way to connect it to PF (and therefore to 9v). However, if it just needs a few wires spliced together, that's less of a worry (although still not ideal).
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    ^ along with all the detail I posted on here a couple of months ago (26 April)
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    I heard CC is in for an October release. Not certain, but that's what I heard. Oh and there's no panels, so to the person wishing for them, sorry!
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    GBC General Discussion

    Here's a couple of videos of my latest GBCs. The Bucket Scoop one is 90% made from parts in the Bucket Wheel Excavator.
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    Powered Up

    ^ yeah, it's not like they wouldn't have done ANY product testing with the target age group, or anything like that, is it?
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    2018 Lego Trains

    The train controller for the two new sets is a handheld one, similar to the current one, but looks to be primarily white. The two dials look slightly strange - like a solid 3-long liftarm has been stuck across each dial, presumably to give kids something to grip to turn it. I'm not confident there's anywhere to stick an axle into the dials, as on the current controller, although there could be.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    *sigh* I try to tell people what I remember, and some ungrateful b*****ds have a go at me for it. There's gratitude for you. Look, I like Star Wars, I've seen the films. But I'm not someone who can tell you exactly what happened in each scene on Cloud City, or who was in each scene, or be able to recite the dialogue word for word etc etc, like most of you probably can. I can't even remember the last time I saw Empire Strikes Back, but it probably wasn't in the last year. So I can't look at a set and say 'ooh, that's that scene, and this is that scene, and they've included X, Y and Z minifigures, etc etc. I recognised Slave 1 because it's very recognisable, but I honestly couldn't tell you what a Cloud Car looks like. Hell, I've just googled it and I can't even remember it being in the sodding film, let alone whether it was in the set. Perhaps you'd all just prefer me to say nothing next time? And when I come across you all still speculating whether it even exists, maybe I should just let you keep speculating.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    As I said on Brickset, it's probably about 28 - 30 studs long, from what I saw. It's instantly recognisable, and looked to be a decent representation.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2018 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!

    Tell me a set number and I'll check! I'm not too familiar with Star Wars sets I'm afraid! EDIT: If it's #8097 then the one in CC is smaller. Open like the DS. Yeah, that was me a day or two ago. :)