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  1. lifeinplastic

    MOC: The Brixton Hotel

    Top work once again snaillad - I doff my hat to you! I always really like the theme of elegant travel so this joins the airport lounge, the Piazza Maria and Ocean Restaurant as among my favourites of your MOCs. In addition to the great techniques, I really like the 'spacing' of the set and the positioning of the figures is great, as usual. I once worked in a hotel in Berlin with lifts like that! I have been looking to create a luggage trolley for some time and your choice of pieces work really well. I was looking forward to the bell boy figure in the upcoming 'Capital City' set but the matching hats work much better in your creation.
  2. lifeinplastic

    Do you dream of new LEGO parts?

    The corner masonry/'wall' pieces would certainly be useful. For me, it's the things I can't create myself through other methods that I'd like to see most. It is crazy that I've been a fan of Lego for over 30 years and yet there are so many animals we've never had a proper minifig scale version of. Therefore I dream of a giraffe, zebra, sea lion, kangaroo and hippopotamus (and for the record I think brick built animals look very much out of place before anybody suggest this!). More variety in windows and doors (different shapes and sizes) would also be great.
  3. Me too. Seems ages ago that we used to get three series of regular CMFs. I've lost a great deal of interest since.
  4. I was fine with three but the licensed themes started appearing more and more frequently and the CMF appeal has reduced as a result. The great thing about regular series was that they always used to provide us with new moulds and accessories (musical instruments, sports equipment, tools, weapons, animals, etc). However, with licensed figures most of the focus is on the figure with fewer moulds or useful 'everyday' items.
  5. lifeinplastic

    2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Are we expecting another 'Fun at the...' set for City this year?
  6. lifeinplastic

    Guess the next animal mould round 3

    Disappointed to be getting moulds of extinct animals rather than more current animals. Was hoping the polar sets would also be more Antarctica based with options to get more of the penguins from the CMF series. Sea lions would be good though.
  7. lifeinplastic

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It wouldn't cause the clear pixilation around the numbering though. Looks like the numbers have been clearly copied and pasted from elsewhere. I regularly try to photoshop images to send jokes/spoof pics of friends and this distortion always happens when trying to rename or reposition letters.
  8. lifeinplastic

    Ideas for CMFs

    Another fabulous series as expected, Robert, particularly the French Queen and Philosopher. My only critique is inclusion of the 'name badge' on the bellhop, who would otherwise have been my favourite. It always irks me when Lego does this as it limits options for multiple use. I love the milk carton as an accessory for the cow costume girl and the Swiss Guard (I mean 'Gate Guard') was a great choice of figure. See Lego? Regular series - something for all, everyone happy! Stop the now frequent themed and licensed series!
  9. lifeinplastic

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    No worries, Roebuck - it would have been a great subtle clue! I'd quite like a doctor's surgery as lots of opportunities for reusing the crutches, bandaged headpiece and wheelchair. Also a printed optician's chart would also be nice. Either way I am sure there will be lots of great parts like the new tiles in AS or newly coloured pieces. I'm not too worried about what type of building as Lego usually do a great job with these and I prefer to use the great parts for MOCs rather than just recreate the building on the box. I wonder whether releasing something soon after it is announced results in more sales possibly? Perhaps customers are still enthusiastic about the product rather than growing disinterested as time goes on. I know with modulars I always want the newest one, even where there are other big sets I still haven't purchased like the Ferris Wheel and Winter sets. I also remember in the earlier Star Wars days (before I had home Internet), I went out and bought the new sets on seeing them in the shops immediately rather than having months to look at pictures beforehand. Still, I understand your point that they could announce there will be a modular building without giving too much away...
  10. lifeinplastic

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Somebody tweeted the official Lego account on Friday asking when they were going to announce the new modular. They responded to say 'keep an eye on our website for any updates (with a smiley)"...
  11. lifeinplastic

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Hospital/Medical hint...!!!???
  12. I won't be at all happy if we just get one regular series a year. The regular series always have a great variety and there is usually something to please everyone plus a lot of useful new accessories.
  13. lifeinplastic

    Ideas for CMFs

    PiƱata costume? Al Capone gangster era or maybe are we talking older - Wild West? Whatever, they are I'm sure they will be of the usual fantastic standard. Just hope Robert8 doesn't start doing licensed or themed series like Lego and we end up only getting the regular (or 'something-for-everyone' as I like to call them series) only once in a blue moon!!!
  14. Are there really that many missing characters in the Lego Batman Movie that warrant making another entire series or is this going to be just a further assortment of unnecessary Batman costumes he'd never actually wear? Don't suppose there were any animals in the film that would be worthy of being an accessory, e.g. a zoo breakout scene? I have seen the robotic penguins but just wondering if there is anything else likely?
  15. lifeinplastic

    My Baker

    This is a great build. Very neatly done and a unique idea, spaceman76!