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  1. JayCal

    10278 Police Station

    I've built mine today, it is a compelling build. I love the fact that the outer side walls don't have any strange colors/patterns. It is a must have for the avid collectors, enthousiasts AND beginners of the modular line.
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    Custom lego Ship to shore gantry crane

    Love the many "once unbelieveably priced" UCS MF/boat riggings in Light Bluish Grey.
  3. JayCal

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Yes I did... but that is irrelevant IMO. There were also many exclusives released in 2012. I wasn't opting for another haunted house (please, not another), but a similar big exclusive set to end the theme... maybe an HQ or a final battleground... or something that wraps up the story. Anyway my hope is probably futile as I already mentioned... But without hope.. there is no ehm... rebellion? No wait, that's another theme, right?
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    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    I would have agreed with you but.... Our toy store stocked this 3rd wave of HS set in the last week of June and my wife gifted me this entire wave. Now that they're all built... the castle and firetruck are actually quite spectacular in my opinion. The Race Car and Submarine are fun builds too. The prison felt a bit bland. I'll admit, having all of the HS sets, that the first wave was undeniably the best... but there are gems to had with this last wave. I'm still havinge (futile?) hopes for one big final set like the Monster Fighters Haunted House.
  5. Sadly, I have to concur. Power Functions wasn't perfect... but you got the whole working system within your purchase/gift etc. Lego chose to step into the future (or is it present day?) by choosing a third party device, a mobile phone and accompanying evolving OS, to control this particular model. I'm still sceptic whether this is a durable move. This review, which I loved by the way, clearly shows that achilles heel.... you weren't able to utilise the full functionality when you wrote the review. Fair to say the set wasn't officially on sale back then. Hmmm, maybe I'm just an old fart I always believed that Lego was the ultimate distraction toy for kids and adults to get them far away from phones/tablets/screens, the lot. Nowadays it seems you can't separate the two. Bummer (for me at least). Interested to see the reviewers thoughts about this and the overall functionality of the set. Cheers, Jay
  6. JayCal

    [MOC] ATSF Pullman Coach

    Very very nice! To "lighten" the heavy roof, perhaps lower it by one plate? Or does that ruin the scale?
  7. Oh I completely agree with you on that matter! I've never doubted the ability of any designer... However, the difficulty of a topheavy creation, thin legs AND the immense set of rules the designers have to face before anything is finalized by LEGO to fit their target audience, will not refrain me from my previous statement. It's that combination of factors, NOT the ability of any designer who works there.
  8. Simple: a UCS AT-AT (It's not too violent or boring, but simply too difficult for LEGO to construct, apparently.
  9. JayCal

    Bricklinking Modular Buildings

    No issues at all, mostly replaced 1x3's with a combination of 1x1's and 1x2's. 1x8's replaced with 1x4 and 1x6. I love my sand blue grocer and mostly have it mirror built to differ from my my sand green one.
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    Next UCS Set

    a new AT-ST (sizewise perfect for UCS) would be welcome. A less studded version than the previous one please.
  11. JayCal

    Next UCS Set

    Although everybody is tired of Hoth (especially after 75098), I would love to see a $350-$400 AT-AT.
  12. JayCal

    Next UCS Set

    Isn't that Vaders' TIE? The bomber has a double cylindrical hull.
  13. JayCal

    Next UCS Set

    As a huge OT fanatic, i love all your comments! Seems the OT vehicles still get the most love. Keep it up!
  14. JayCal

    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    I agree completely. I wouldn't even be surprised if the chassis of 10179 is almost the same to this one. I've built my BL'ed 10179 again last week in anticipation of this re-hash. The size and building techniques are very very similar. Although it probably won't be a day one purchase for me (for purely financial reasons), I'll definately pick it up this year.