Still Raindrop

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  1. I agree about the cottage—I actually sold my copy to help pay for the Temple of Airjitzu a couple years ago, and I haven’t missed it.
  2. Disney Princesses 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I love that we finally get Mulan--and that she's not in a huge set. What's the deal with that katana, though? The gladius piece would have been much better, I think (fortunately I have one, so I can swap it out).
  3. 2018 Friends Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Nice to see the pictures! Once again, Friends has some of the most fun, creative, and innovative designs. I've admired Friends since it came out, but only really started getting sets this year (my daughter is old enough for regular Lego now, and she adores Friends); looks like next year is going to be another great one!
  4. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It’s true that it’s easy to change; however, it may also mark the end of an era. The modulars were the last place one could reliably get the classic Lego face. This may mean that they will no longer print the face that’s been around since 1978.
  5. Long live the 4-stud wide [MOC]

    Very nice! I was just thinking recently about how much I like the old 4-wide cars. Sure, they might not be nearly as detailed as the new 6-wide ones, or even the sort-of-4-wide ones (4-wide with the sticking-out mudguards and wheels), but they have a real charm. Plus, it's easier to make and modify them, I find, than to do so with the newer ones (perhaps because fewer specialized pieces are needed to capture the look?). Anyway, you've done a great job here! Everything looks fantastic! I'm particularly fond of the Land Rover (I can just see Sir David Attenborough standing next to it and narrating) and the Trabant. And KITT, of course--amazing shaping for that scale. Very nicely done!
  6. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    You’ve never heard of police using net launchers? Well, I live in Colorado, and the police in the mountains up here... don’t use them either.
  7. LEGO Island 20th Anniversary - Full Island Built In Real Life!

    This looks wonderful! I had just started putting together some old Lego Island Xtreme Stunts minifigures (and creating "updated" versions of other classic minifigures) around the time you posted it, not even knowing that it was the 20th anniversary. This is just splendid!
  8. [MOC] HAU Tiki Bar & Polynesian Restaurant

    Oh hey, another tiki bar builder! Very nice—your execution is flawless (I have to say I’m a little jealous of how perfectly you captured the feel of it!)! The A-frame looks great, and I love the interior decor. Looks like a pretty classy joint! Edit: oh, and the use of the sideways 1x2 log bricks as tiki mouths is inspired! It perfectly captures the distinct shape.
  9. [MOC] Taiping Lake Garden

    This is beautiful--I love Asian MOCs, and this one is perfect. In addition, the photography really makes me feel like I'm in the scene, not just looking at a model. I've saved this so I can continue to look at all the details in the coming days. Well done!
  10. Modular MOC: Kahuka Lounge Tiki (Juice) Bar

    Thanks, everyone! Ooh, that's a good idea--I think I'll have to add one! Thank you! I agree. I'm very happy with the sloping front part of the roof (I looked at several different midcentury modern tiki bars and found that kind of angled slope on many; I think I captured it pretty well), but I'm not really as happy with the rest of it. I think I'll continue to tweak it for a while.
  11. The residents of Redbrick Springs may live in a mountain town thousands of miles away from the nearest ocean, but that doesn't mean that they can't enjoy all the midcentury modern fun of a tiki bar! Well, in this case, a tiki juice bar: the Kahuka Lounge. Here is the exterior: Here are some interior shots. Note the Polynesian and ocean/island-inspired decorations all throughout: The bar: Ice machine, blenders, juicer, fruit, and sink: More fruit, juices, and a cup-holding tiki: The owner of the Kahuka Lounge is mysterious; some say he's impossibly old. However, if you know the right people, you can get an invitation to his rooftop hot tub.
  12. 10255 Assembly Square

    You could always pretend that they're a chain! I've seen two Starbucks stores within a city block or two of each other. That's it! I knew it looked familiar. I used to have family in Kansas City (in fact, that's where I was born)--that's the square with the Neptune fountain, right? It definitely bears some resemblance. As you mention, the Lego buildings are less Mediterranean, but the feel is similar. That's cool!
  13. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Oops--I'm sorry, I didn't mean to misrepresent you. I guess that's what I get for going off of memory (from what must have been quite some time ago--a year, perhaps, or more?). Sorry about that! I agree that it would be nice to return to slightly higher buildings. I've appreciated the smaller ones--they create a nice varied skyline, and my two-story creations don't look quite so out of place when there's a wider variation of building sizes. But since the DO, the BB, and the PS are the only ones I have, I'm hoping that the variety can be improved in an upwards way. Similarly, the size/width variation that the multi-business model can give is something I enjoy, particularly when it makes my display feel more "real." Take the laundromat, for example. I will admit that it does diminish the grandeur of the bank. But I like how it makes it appear as though the bank has expanded, buying the room above the laundry and connecting it to the rest of the bank for use as the president's office. It's certainly a trade-off, though, and there are no two ways about that. Anyway, sorry again for misrepresenting you. I look forward to the reveal of the new modular--and to hearing your thoughts on it!
  14. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Technically true; the Pet Shop was just one business with one residential building, but it was still not only one building with only one business. Two businesses, two buildings. I wouldn't mind such an even split again. I don't think that it's necessary to speculate about a multi-business combo. It's happened twice in a row, but that's not necessarily indicative of a permanent change--just a trend. After many buildings with similar footprints, it makes sense that the designers would want to work in a little variety to avoid feeling stale. There's a good chance that it'll be a multi-business combo, but I'd say it's not a guarantee by any means. It is likely, however, to have some of the other things you dislike about the direction the modular line has been going, such as a smaller height (compared to GG, TH, etc.), a story, and a more detailed interior. I like those--I feel like detailed interiors improve the look even when viewing from outside; it adds to the feel of something being "real" when we can catch glimpses of furniture, rugs, etc., through windows, but it's understandable why some don't.
  15. [MOC] Outdoor Store - Modular Building

    Very nice! The exterior looks great; I love the touch of color that the roof adds. The inside is lovely as well. There's a longstanding local outdoor shop in my town, and the interior of the MOC reminds me of this store.