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    Ninjago Legacy Contest

    So long as the entry was posted on the 31st, it is fine.
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    Heroica RPG 2.0

    I would have a bash at some more hero questing! One thing I was pondering once, while sorting parts: This part from Juniors always sparks desire to create a roleplaying dungeon. Each part is wonderful.
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    Corner Modular Conundrum

    There are other architectural embellishments out there. Statues, stone features in interesting shapes (Like shields etc) or even unusual patterns of tiling or an old sign/symbol related to the historic use of the building. When I am sketching out a modular (forever planning, never committing to one idea) I want to think of a history for the building. From when it was built up to the era it is present in for the MOC. That way, I can make the fabric reflect that. That, or go out into a city/town that has been around a few centuries and take a look at the buildings. Edwardian, Victorian and buildings from the 1910's and 20's have visible features even if there is a lot of modern junk plastered on.
  4. Everything can be filler. I guess I have more of the constraction parts than I would use, but even those parts work their way in.
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    Ninjago Legacy Contest

    Midnight Friday. So between the 31st and 1st. Heck, I close the thread on the morning of Saturday, so some can squeak in.
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    LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

    Gameloft are determined to get my money. Pepper Roni and The Infomaniac had better be there! Also I am hoping for Johnny Thunder, of course. Ogel and the Alpha Team would be great fun too. I am terribly bad at tactical games though. Hey.
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    [MOC] Blue3

    Superb mecha there. I love the many amazing creations you have been sharing here. Keep up the great work!
  8. I am taking my regular spot at Newport Leisure Center for Geek Fest, tomorrow and Sunday. Come say hi and see some brand new MOCs.
  9. So by quality, you do not mean problems with the plastic, but with appearance of a figure and how much it matches the source material? I suppose this mostly matters if you are collecting the figures like any other bit of Pop Culture Detritus (from Pop Vinyl to Kotobukiya) kids are happy to see the characters they love and getting fun parts to play with. There are people who mourn the loss of the simplistic classic smiling face, there are those who "customise" a figure into some lumpy over-detailed mess. The current trend of turning known properties and characters into minifigures has created a demand for greater detail and closer matches to the source material. So, we face more printing and even more molds for parts. It costs money for the business to make the figures look "exactly" like they "should" Here is 2003 Luke on Degobah Here we have 2018 Luke on Degobah Same character, same place. Massive differences. Because people want minifigures to look like real people... I guess that it is all a matter of opinion.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Loving the inclusion of Clutch Powers. The designers love to mine the lore of LEGO and I really appreciate that.
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    Themes LEGO should discontinue

    The Kreo sets had some nice parts: A mandolin, trumpet and drums. I was a little tempted to get the set for them. If LEGO decided to make similar, as music is integral to the Trolls whole "thing" (I happen to like Anna Kendrick's vocals... so I listened to the sound-track....) so I am hopeful for more LEGO instruments. So, I like new themes and new things that provide me new parts to play with. I don't want stuff to be ended for no reason.
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    Ninjago Polybag Contest

    Only one entry, sorry!
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    Themes LEGO should discontinue

    Eh, trolls will provide me with colourful hair for my minifigs. It might even provide more musical instruments for miniigures as the focus is music.
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    Legacy Venomari Shrine

    Brilliant! I loved that original set and this is a great tribute. An entry for my contest It is a great start to things.
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    Ninjago Polybag Contest

    Nya's symbol is given out to people who helped out with Action and Adventure themes, not as a contest prize. Also, when we made the tags, there was no such thing as the ninja of water. It needs to resemble the original and cannot be significantly larger or smaller. I am not requiring exact part count matching, but reasonably similar.
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    Have LEGO Movies become extended advertisements?

    It gets kids reading at least Also, can we not devolve things into personal arguments? That would be great, thanks. Or you know, Admin and Moderators will have to start getting involved in a different sort of discssion.
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    Have LEGO Movies become extended advertisements?

    Yet my family enjoyed the movies and we happily all went along to watch all of them. I'm not looking for high art, I am looking for an enjoyable 90 minutes or so diversion. Then again, I love popcorn flicks. Sky Captain, The Phantom, Indiana Jones, A Knight's Tale are favourites and if I want to watch animation that is not created to sell toys then I'll watch Anime movies. Let's get real, all cartoons since the 80's have only existed as a tool to sell toys. LEGO surprised everyone with the original LEGO Movie and knew that they could sell a lot of toys if their breakout-popular take on Batman had his own movie. If there wasn't more sets than you could ever believe for The Batman movie, someone would complain that X character or Y vehicle did not make it to a set. So yeah, it might be one massive advert for their toy (It has never been presented as anything else, honestly) but I still enjoyed it all. If I have one complaint, it is simply that I prefer Cole's face prints from before the Ninjago movie.
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    Ninjago Legacy Contest

    Winners get a tag. But there will be other opportunities to earn one
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    What sort of light is best for building?

    White LED is very good for true colour. My build space is lit by a light that is a little on the yellow side, so I end up using my phone flash on flashlight mode to pull the right parts.
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    Ninjago Legacy Contest

    I am leaving it up to voters on those counts. Really, this is our dream versions of Ninjago sets. Build cool things! Share cool MOCs!
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    Ninjago Legacy Contest

    None at all, as long as it is in the spirit of a Legacy set, it will be eligible to enter.
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    [MOC] Speederbike - Pippin

    It is a little easier in part, there are functions to the software that LDD didn't have. A "pan" tool being top of the list. All the colours are available in the paint pallett and a decent rendering program is tagged on. I still prefer real bricks though
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    [MOC] Speederbike - Pippin

    The Goodbury Pippin is the latest in personal transportation. Cheap to run on Purpower turbines; efficient energy with managable power! The Pippin is rated for city and country use with a maximum loft of 40 meters, it is a practical transport solution for the whole family. An adjustable rack at the back allows or cargo or a passenger. The friendly finish looks at home wherever you go. . You meet the nicest people on a Pippin! This is my LSB Contest 2019 entry. I wanted to make something different to a racer, a daily driver was the plan. Also, I had in mind to use the scooter element in a speederbike. A little pedestrian considering the brick separator and wheelbarrow speeders but I had the Honda Cub stuck on my brain. This advert was the influence on the aesthetic (as I have recently re-watched James May's Cars of the People). Any comments, critiques questions? All are welcome
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    What did you buy today?

    I got a double pack that had the mini excavator and the Harvester + truck for £17.50, the Millennium Falcon Micro Fighter for £6, Anna and Elsa Disney CMFs today. Some cool bargains today.
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    [MOC] Just Cruisin'

    This is superb. I especially like that giant flower (I am unfamiliar with the element used? Where did it come from?) The "frame" for the Caveman's things is a very nice use of parts and the foliage is perfect. Thanks for sharing it.