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  1. Have you guys seen this Lego Ideas entry that's already hit 10k votes? The builder has a few other similar projects up on Ideas as well - obviously aiming for a modular approach and a whole product line. Looks like this will be in the next Ideas cycle - good luck to them!
  2. [MOC] Lego Ideas - Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale)

    Spotted this on Reddit a few mins ago - supported! I agree it looks much better proportioned than previous official versions. Good luck with this very well executed MOC. Other than stickers, etc. is it actually buildable with current brick colours? I'd be all over instructions or an LDD file for that if you ever want to release some...
  3. [MOC] The GHOST from Star Wars: Rebels

    Yeah, Photobucket just hosed all their users by requiring you to pay $399 subscription to use external links to your pics hosted by them. I've just moved all my 360 renders (the only stuff I don't host on Flickr because they don't do animated gifs) to Google Photos and deleted my Photobucket account. They can shove it! Not a big deal for me as I only had like 20 pics there, but heavy users are really being hit bad.
  4. Racing A-Wing

    That's exactly what I was trying and failing to do in LDD... Cool, thanks - good to have another zero-gap low profile SNOT technique in the toolkit!
  5. Racing A-Wing

    Cool. Thanks for the description of the technique. I can't get this to work in LDD but I think you're saying you used four #92593 plates in two pairs, one pair inverted and rotated at 90 degrees across other, with the smooth parts touching, right? Must give it a try in plastic sometime soon!
  6. [MOD] 10134 UCS Y-Wing refresh

    Yes, good catch, Nathan! They're #2903, "White Wheel 61.6mm D. x 13.6mm Motorcycle".
  7. [MOD] 10134 UCS Y-Wing refresh

    Thanks! I stuck with the two motorcycle wheels - which is heavier but the sag isn't really noticeable where it is up on the shelf (and it can be overcome by using a couple of slightly bent old axles that are inserted so they curve upwards against the weight )...
  8. Racing A-Wing

    Nice! Very sleek, and love the colours. So how did you lock those upside-down sections in place?
  9. What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    I picked up the Bounty Hunter and FO battlepacks when I was at the Lego Store to get my Saturn V on Thursday morning. I still haven't opened the A-Wing or Y-Wing I got on May 4th yet, though! Not sure which SW set will be the first one I crack open...
  10. 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V (LEGO Ideas)

    I got mine this morning after lining up at the Calgary Lego store about 10min before opening. By then, I was 16th in-line, and there were maybe 25 by the time it opened. Someone came out when there were ~20 of us in line to let us know there was a limit of 1 each, but there's be enough for us all (got a cheer for that!) - they had an initial delivery of 20 but another drop of 50 or so was due to arrive in just a few minutes. They let us in to the store in small groups. I heard one staff member say they were pretty sure they'd all be sold out today... I grabbed this plus the 2 new SW battlepacks (First Order & Bounty Hunters). So looking forward to building this. Big-kid *yay* from me!
  11. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I'm not feeling the love for these sets either - you're not alone! Some minifigs are cool (Shuttle Pilot, Walker Driver, & BB droid), though I'll take a pass on Snoke so far. Unless they grow (a lot) on me between now and release I think I'll only be BL'ing a few of the new minifigs, unless the economics of that makes no sense (then I'd just use the sets for parts for MOC'ing).
  12. REVIEW: 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

    Oh yes, this will be mine.
  13. SHIP - EAS Schwarzkopf from Babylon 5

    Thanks @ExcelsiorUK! Yeah, there's not much B5 MOC action out there nowadays, even on Flickr, Brickshelf & MOC Pages. I've found a couple of recent large-scale models on the LDD gallery (Omega-class here, Nova-class here - kudos to that designer!), and there are a few older B5 MOCs on a Flickr group here, but I figure there's only a very small number of B5 fans who are also LEGO fanatics out there any more - it's been over 20 years. (I remember watching it religiously on Channel 4 in the UK when I was at Uni... Wow, I'm old.) These particular models are a pretty big investment and so far, only one person I know of has built the Agamemnon based on my LDD file - he messaged me a pic of it today, which is great! My Agamemnon Bricksafe folder has been visited ~50 times and the Schwarzkopf one ~60 (don't know if that includes my views). I've posted renders on several Flickr groups of both ships, and they only have a max of 630 views, so nowadays it's a pretty obscure show. Sadly, I fear B5's time in the spotlight has long since passed. But I'll always be here for it.
  14. SHIP - EAS Schwarzkopf from Babylon 5

    See reply 3 posts above.
  15. It's just the extension of the files that LDD creates - since you already have them, if you can log in to Rebrickable then you're good to go. You do need an account to do this but it's easy & free, so once you log in, go to the "My Account/Custom Lists" page from the menu bar along the top, click the "Add a new list" button on the bottom left. Then you can "Edit list details" to name it, etc. or just click on "Import/Delete Parts" to get the the page where you can point it at your LDD(LXF) file and "Append Parts" to upload or or "Replace Parts" to flush the list & upload the file. Then it gives you a page with some notes on any ID translations it did for you or any errors it found, which if it went OK (usually) you can close and then you can see the parts list, which you can sort, print, etc. It highlights any colour errors or rare parts in the pic of each part. It's not perfect (if it included the length/width for larger parts that'd be awesome) but I find it really helpful for checking when I've used LDD in extended mode and ended up with a part that's not available in the colour I "painted" it, or I ended up picking a rare or old variant of a part that can be swapped for another more available one. Hope that helps!