Peppermint_M

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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: Classic Space Rover

    Part tablescrap and part experiment with crossposting from Instagram. Enjoy!
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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.
  6. 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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    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.
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    Intigrating official sets into MILS modules

    It might not fit the MILS system then. If I understand correctly, it is not allowed to be larger than 32x32 and it cannot overhang. One of the few solutions is to "peel" the baseplate off the set and then build the MILS requirements in. Or you'll need to simply sit it on a 32x32 that has the MILS bricks in.
  11. As this is a clone brand,I am going to move it to community. While the mod is impressive, people get tetchy about Non-LEGO products in the main part of the forum.
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    Where can I get cheap LEGO parts

    Local Hospice shop and also the Heart Foundation shop has had LEGO too. The hospice shop has been a source of many good finds for me.
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    Where can I get cheap LEGO parts

    Another way to gather parts, if amassing any LEGO at all is your goal, is looking at the second-hand market. Though, in Asia I do not know how active or affordable it is. Here in the UK, charity shops, flea markets, local selling pages and the like can supply parts very cheaply. On the weekend I picked up a box of bricks for £4 (£3.49 actually, but it was a charity shop, so I donated the change).There was clone brands in there, but once I parted them up I had a fair amount of LEGO at a good price. (And a lot of brick for my "monkey box" of bricks for kids to play with).
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    Diligitis the Fairy dragon

    What a wonderful dragon. Thanks for sharing it with us, but I must ask: Why the spoiler tag to hide the picture?
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    [MOC] Rock Raiders; Rock Transport Unit

    Oh I love this! It is very cool It really captures the spirit of the theme and the era. I bet the return of teal to LEGO has been very helpful for your builds. Thanks for sharing it and looking forward to your next MOC.
  16. And lo, another wave come-eth. Yes, it is @x105Black's nightmares come true. (All meant in good jest and humour) As it seems there will be more Nexo Knights. 72001 Lance's Hiver Jouster 72002 Twinfector 72003 Berserker Bomber 72004 Tech Wizard Showdown 72005 Aaron's X-Bow 72006 Axl's Rolling Arsenal
  17. What are people's opinions on Travelodge or Holiday Inn? There are a few in the area.
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    MOC: SkyFy Sparrowhawk

    Goodbury Mechanicals is proud to present the Sparrowhawk, a new aeroplane utilising Jet-Propulsion! Designed with the aim to break the sound barrier, hopefully the first to do so. The plane has been put through its paces and will be ready to try for the speed record soon, our brave pilot is ready to take off. It has been a while since I built Sky-Fi, or added anything to the Goodbury product line. So here is the Sparrowhawk, I love to use dark tan and metallic shades. The speed champion hubcaps look great for vents and I used binoculars to create the pew-pews. Top View, shows off the angles I used in construction, it is also useful to show off the printed/stickered tiles I used for flare. Side view, shows off the sides of the jet engine. Unusually for me, I built this plane fuselage first. I most often create the engine/propulsion unit and put the wings and cockpit around it. It took me ages to decide the best engine type to use for the fuselage I had created. The "egg" parts make for a super mean looking engine that could power a plane to unknowable speeds. The rear view of the jets. I love using the ninjago spinner crowns for planes, they just look so cool! I hope you enjoy my SkyFi MOC, it is a genre I love and one I have not shared a pane from in a long while. Comments etc are welcome.
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    MOC: SkyFy Sparrowhawk

    Thanks guys This MOC hung around for ages as I had a plan on the for the wings and the cockpit but without any ideas for the engine it just sat in a box with the parts I liked the look of until I got the eureka moment. Good job it came out how I (and you) like it.
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    Using 1x or 2x wide bricks for buildings?

    2x brick is for filler and foundations! Honesty my only use for them these days.
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    Fabuland Builders Guild - Discussion Thread

    Special Themes is the name of this section of the forum, the one that this topic/thread is in. Special sounds a lot better than: Miscellaneous stuff we can't figure out where else to put. Fabuland is one of the themes that is housed in this section. Just Like Action and Adventure Themes (Of which I am moderator) is home to Ninjago. As such, if you want to share with us a Fabuland MOC, or funny photo, or anything Fabuland, you can post here in this section of the forum.
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    How to tell Light Grey from Light Bluish Grey?

    The old grey dyes had lead in. At the time the dye was used, the lead levels that were in the finished plastic were deemed "safe" by the powers that be. Regulations have tightened up since then (especially for children's toys) and public attitude is more concerned about things like lead levels near children, so LEGO changed the dyes so there was no lead in them. My Aunt is mad about this sort of thing, so will always ask me if my little cousin is safe playing with my Uncle's old LEGO (It is, you would have to lodge an old grey brick inside yourself for decades for the lead to be harmful).
  23. As an FYI for people, there is a weeks school holiday in the UK from 27th of May to the 31st May. The 27th is a Bank Holiday.
  24. It isn't a bad date for me, but being as I am not a Harry Potter fan, I think I'll give that bit a miss. Though there are a fair few people who will be at Brickworld who would normally come, more of an overlap than you'd think, so are the dates set in stone?
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC winners thread

    You sir, are magnificent! Thanks muchly.