lifeinplastic

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  1. Me too. Seems ages ago that we used to get three series of regular CMFs. I've lost a great deal of interest since.
  2. 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.
  3. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Are we expecting another 'Fun at the...' set for City this year?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Some 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!
  7. 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...
  8. 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)"...
  9. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Hospital/Medical hint...!!!???
  10. 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.
  11. Some 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!!!
  12. 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?
  13. My Baker

    This is a great build. Very neatly done and a unique idea, spaceman76!
  14. Creating a 'track-less' layout

    Thank you for the above suggestions folks. I'm aiming to keep it 'purist' and would like to be able to control the train so will probably start with an attempt at tiling and somehow trying to find a way of covering up the jagged edges. One idea I had was to put the track 'below ground' and have a single pin protruding along the route. I can then use the depth as well for animal enclosures.
  15. Creating a 'track-less' layout

    Hi All, I'm trying to build a zoo for my nieces and would like to have some sort of 'safari train' included to add a little more action and playability. However, I don't really want to use the bulky track pieces unless they can be nicely hidden by tiles to look more like a tram system. One option is to tile over the track pieces although there doesn't seem to be a neat way of tiling around the curved track pieces. Has anybody done this neatly before? This youtube video shows a great layout and the sort of effect I would like to create with the track hidden beneath tiles but the corners are the problem: I am open to other suggestions and was looking at the 'Slotted Rail Curved' parts on Bricklink as these would look less bulky or is there away of defining a route without existing track pieces and using a remote control to move the vehicle? I would also prefer to use regular wheels than train wheels Thought I would ask here first before spending lots to buy different parts as the AFOL community are usually full of ideas!