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    Music (Metal), guitar, reading, TV Shows (Dexter, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Futurama, Family Guy/American Dad, Dr. House, The Big Bang Theory...), and recently these small colored bricks again :)


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  1. Roger_Smith

    10246 Detective's Office

    Does. not. compute. First, the architecture line isn't in minifig scale, and second, a lot of the builds are so far on the microscale side of things that the overall aim is to get the general shape of the building right. Architectural details on the level talked about here usually get lost completely.
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    MOC: (Almost) Everyone Loves Pizza

    We had Pizza on the second day of Christmas. Luckily, none of us are into all that traditional stuff. Nice building, I like the straightforward design :)
  3. Roger_Smith

    [MOC] Book Store

    Nice small modular :) Works well with the other modulars aswell - after all, you often find houses with differing heights next to each other (which should be no excuse for Lego to make the modulars smaller and smaller, though )
  4. Roger_Smith

    10246 Detective's Office

    I decided that I'll put off buying the DO until the next Double VIP Points special. Then I'll get two sets and build expanded, stand-alone versions of the two buildings. For now, I'll focus on aquiring the pieces for a MOC I planned in LDD and building it - a 3500 piece corner modular in about the same scale as Green Grocer
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    10246 Detective's Office

    Looking at that review, I again wonder if they couldn't have made it a bit bigger while not increasing the piece count too much by just using bigger bricks. Just look at it, the blue building seems to be built entirely out of 1x2s and 1x4s, even in places where much bigger bricks could've been used easily. The older modulars made extensive use of 1x6 and 1x8s (or even longer one wide bricks) to get the plain walls out of the way, in the DO, the largest we get apparently are a couple 1x6 in the brown building.
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    Aerial Arena

    Brilliant design. It's rare to see a creation on such a scale. Incredible that you designed this in just a couple of weeks, and built it even faster.
  7. GG - lots of fun to build, and a majestic building FB - my first modular, and first Lego set I bought after almost 20 years PR - lots of details, and another beatifully designed building. CC - Great outside, empty inside. Changed the latter by at least furnishing the ground floor. PS - nothing much to say, nice build(ing) PC - while I think it has a lot of room for improvement, my opinion of it isn't nearly as negative as that of others GG - boring build, and though I've grown accustomed to it, I still think it also looks a bit boring (TH) - have to put it in brackets. Though I do own it, it still sits MISB as I have found no desire to build it. Just looks way too boxy and plain to me and somehow doesn't seem to work as a whole. (MS) - don't own it, and I have no desire to ever change that. If this was a MOC posted on here, I wpouldn't bother commenting for lack of something positive to say...
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    10246 Detective's Office

    Me too I'll expand my Detective's Office aswell, soon as I get it. I'll also turn them into separate buildings
  9. Roger_Smith

    Which set should I buy?

    already got them all...
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    Which set should I buy?

    A local store has 31026 bycicle shop & café for 60€. I'm wondering if I should grab a copy (or rather two?) to use as a starting point for a modular MOC. 1000 pieces for 60€ sounds like an excellent deal, and I've seen some nice things done with it. What do you think?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Well, they could easily throw in a bank robbery storyline there.
  12. Did you redeem some VIP points wth the purchase? They first subtract the redeemed amount, then calculate the number of VIP points you get for the purchase from the remaining total.
  13. Roger_Smith

    Town Hall MOC

    Impressive. Has a nice european/prussian turn of the century feel to it, like it very much.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    No. Grand Emporium was a lot more boring to build. Tons of repetition throughout the build and almost no interesting build techniques. It basically has two identical, almost empty floors. PC offers a bit more in that regard, though none of the techniques used are as imaginative as some parts of other modulars (except GE).
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    1: NEVER had any problems there, and I just tried to make them fall apart by opening/closing them repeatedly. Only thing I managed was to pull one of them off the hinge. But if you put them together right, the doors themselves should be alright. 2: Yep it blows... don't build it, or mod it (someone posted nice 5 + 6-wide mods on here, check them out) 3: Fully agreed. However, it works when it's used solely as a display piece where it's seen from the front only. 4, 5, 6 & 7: Agreed, 100%. Doesn't matter too much to me, though, as my copy is on display 99.9% of the time. 8: Never had any problems. 9: Agreed. 10: Fixed that on mine and put in gold lattice. Looks very nice and was literally just a € or two from online PAB. So whenever you order from there, just throw some in.