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    [MOC] Rock Raiders; Cave Buggy

    Awesome build Jet was always my favourite character so I love builds that include her. Thanks for MOCing an underrated theme.
  2. That is a pleasingly sorted box. Ooo, it is just lovely to look at.
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    What did you buy today?

    Collectable minifigures! Movie series 2, I got Dorothy, Tin Man and Abe. Love these figures and it is cool to have bases in white, they'll be useful.
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    Licensed Themes VS Original Themes

    That was only ever available in the US. So hard to come by in the rest of the world.
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    Licensed Themes VS Original Themes

    If Racers still existed as a theme, this would be exactly what we would be having under the brand. Speed Champions would be a subheading for the sets, but the product line would include the Technic sets under a Racers branding. However, it would be unlikely for there to be more racing cars in Creator or City lines as Racers: Speed Champions would take up that target. After All, Racers had licenses in the form of Ferrari and Lamborghini even in the "heyday".
  6. Fixed it for you I have a few business cards, a Figure for the Ideas House like Fangy (I think I got mine at the same time) and some bricks printed for the LEGO Production Factory. I guess the Dark Knight Batman minifig I have is also a rare/desirable figure.
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    Licensed Themes VS Original Themes

    I'm going to go with: Those racers cars have poor designs compared to the new sets, the RC and Pullback sets were mostly a big prefab chunk so that they could be motorised, with minimal building involved. In person, they looked really bad compared to actual RC cars and the Technic cars designed for display. The best part of racers was the Stunt Rally PC game and the Drome Racers 4D Movie. But does this make it better? As suggested:
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    Licensed Themes VS Original Themes

    Yeah, sure. From someone who was desiring LEGO sets during the "era" of Racers, the current crop of sets are way better. I had these sets and stripped the parts to build my own racing cars. About the only good thing about the old racers sets were the printed parts. Even the minifigure face designs were terrible.
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    MOC: The Great Sphinx

    Thanks both, I always strive to build something fun to play with that also looks good from an AFOL perspective. While I admire the builds that look almost real, to me LEGO is a toy that is wonderful to play with, so I stick to that aesthetic.
  10. Sphinx Secret Surprise was my favourite childhood LEGO set. It was released Twenty Years ago! I have created a tribute to the main feature of the set, The Great Sphinx. I adored the set, my largest ever single LEGO set as a child and I adored the Adventure theme. Egyptology was one of my real interests when I was a child and I was about the only eight year old who wanted to be an Archaeologist. So, I just had to create a tribute. A MOC that was a representation of the set as I saw it in my minds eye as I played. Deep in the desert many adventurers and archaeologists have descended upon the Great Spinx to seek out treasures and clues to the mysteries they pursue. The front elevation. As with the original set there is a concealed secret... Surprise! The black statue is a the key to a simple mechanism that reveals the Pharaoh on his throne. Pulling the base forward causes the throne platform to move forward and knock down the panel. A view from above. This is one of my larger builds. Only beaten out by my Yellow Castle . The two side views. One features my favourite little capra and the other a statue uncovered in the base of the Sphinx's plinth. Here some tricksy tomb thieves are about to meet a freaky foe! Jake Raines and his friends have made a find and are hoping for more. Meanwhile, Johnny Thunder and Doctor Lightning have been very successful in their dig. Gale Storm is documenting the moment. What a shot! I hope you enjoyed this MOC. I certainly had fun building it and it has gone down very well with LEGO fans young and old alike when I display it. I hope to create versions of the other features of the set on a similar scale to this MOC. I also want to have something of an Adventure layout to display, I'll of course share them here once I make them.
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    LEGO vs. Held der Steine

    Oh yeah, that is exactly what any company would do if their trademark is going to be infringed. Whether it is Singhsburys or any number of burger places mimicking that popular franchises without being a franchisee, you'll get a contact from the lawyers. So someone did something that was going to have problems, but tried to blame something more sensational? I figured that too.
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    LEGO vs. Held der Steine

    We all risk the brand we are fans of coming down, legally speaking, and demanding we cease using anything they have legal ownership of. This is why EB does not host leaks or discussion of bootleg sets. Companies owe us nothing, brand loyalty is a personal choice and purchasing their products only covers you for quality standards. I love bricks and building with them, brand is secondary unless I want to enter contests
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    MOC: Classic Space Rover

    Part tablescrap and part experiment with crossposting from Instagram. Enjoy!
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    MOC: City of Paxal on Centurion

    Loving all that colour you've got there. Always showing us excellent builds whenever you post a MOC. Thanks for sharing here.
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    LEGO vs. Held der Steine

    If you edge over the fair use policy and start making money (even if it is a monetised YT channel) then the lawyers are going to come along regardless of your stance on the product.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    SET DISCUSSION! Say it with me S - E - T. You know, the little plastic bricks that we build with. NOT THE PLOT OF THE MOVIES. There is a thread in a whole subforum dedicated to the Multimedia that comes with LEGO these days. Go and harp on about the plot, the meta story, the "politics", in the correct place!
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    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Though, there is something of a disaster if they tip over. I use one for MF heads and it was set in a place that was secure. But one day disaster struck, the whole thing was tipped. And some choice words were all I could do! It took some picking and re-sorting afterwards!
  18. I certainly want one of each of these (maybe not Unikitty). They all look fun and I'll certainly have uses for all those spiffy parts. Personal highlights - Scarfield the cat, aww what a cute kitty! Lucy's apocalypse gear is very versatile. Candy with her cassette tape (what a flashback to my childhood) and that toolbox with a classic space logo
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Ok, so what the actual heck? Why is this sort of discussion suited to the SET discussion thread, as in the toys that come from the film NOT the plot of the film. Or the plot of the past film. Or any of this Piers Morgan style dismissal of people who do not conform to the 1950's accepted norm. So, take it the heck away from here and no one will be having any trouble.
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    [MOC] Luxury Yacht with Coral Reef

    That is a lot of Nice Part Use there. Really liking some of those techniques and colours. Thanks for sharing it with us
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    Where can I get cheap LEGO parts

    There is also a chance of eBay or Gumtree or Facebook marketplace supplying what you need. Again, maybe a problem in Asia where the market is still pretty new for LEGO.
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    MOC: The Great Sphinx

    That obelisk is just filler right now, once I have built more for the diorama, the are it is in will be leading on to another section. I just thought it looked too blank when I set up to photograph.
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    MOC: The Great Sphinx

    Thanks for all the kind comments everyone. Like I said before, I am making plans to replicate the other set features and expand the diorama in a similar style. Also, thanks for sharing that cool layout Western Outlaw. I never managed to get that Indy set and my original Sphinx long left its original form.
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    [MOC] Steampunk Moon City

    Wonderful build! But Steampunk lives in SciFi, so I shall move it over there
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    MOC: Classic Space Rover

    Yes it is! I got the set and had the idea for building the MOC. Yes it does! But this was put together from parts on hand well away from my build area and my full collection. So I was forced to work with what I had (a shoebox of mixed small creator polybags, mixels and magazine freebies). I like to work with limits sometimes.