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  • Birthday 12/07/1977

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  1. That sounds like a good starting point. As Steen got officially killed, his family/son could have fled and could now return to Mitgardia. I think I have the perfect moc sitting here to get back into the story. I actually never stoped building, I just switched from building small mocs to building entire layouts that take ages to get completed.
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    GOH Anniversary, 1st count down challenges.

    Ten years, holy crap ...
  3. I feel definetely tempted. I might have a freebuild in the making that could fit the getting back in aspect ... So, how has time progressed since I last participated 4 or so years ago?
  4. So how are things faring here? I haven't been following this in a long while and feel tempted to get back ...
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    [MOC] Caveman vs. Cavebear

    Cool, I still consider Wernigerode my hometown (although work took me somewhere else)! As for the caves, you'll find them here and here and and in them you can find this: You should check them out next time you visit!
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    1187 The siege of Jerusalem

    Amazing as always and I certainly hope we see each other at BMA again. In case it actually happens, that is.
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    [MOC] Caveman vs. Cavebear

    building and drinking beer is actually the only proper way to handle Lego as an adult Anyway, nice little vignette. In my home region (Harz mountains) we have caves with lots of cavebear skeletons in them and on display. As a kid I was always very scared of them!
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    Future Castle Sets?

    A real castle set, who would have thought that after all these years. If only it didn't have all that dark blue all over the set ...
  9. True, but that's also from where the new road plates sorta derived. Anyway, I havn't really been buying sets for some four years or so. But I'll definetely will get this one and use the crappy parts for substructures in other mocs ...
  10. Funny, it's the sheep that brings me back here after years of not posting. It's kinda sad though that many of us have become so underwhelmed by Lego these days that it takes a single mold to become excited. Anyway, I kinda like all the animals in the set, especially the horse in a new color. I totally didn't feel like buying the blacksmith just for the horse, and the balck falcon torsos but I might get this set. You can never have anough chickens and I keep losing mine when going to Lego conventions ... On a side note though, the plates under that farm building probably hint at where Lego is headed once they get rid of baseplates altogether. And that is disheartening once again ...
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    [Moc] berlin noir (modulars first try)

    Thanks for the praise lads! Well, the doors leading to nowhere, will eventually be leading to another wing which will include the bathrooms, half a stair down shared by various apartments. Actually, when I was living in Berlin in the late 90s early 2000s many people in Eastern Berlin still lived like that!
  12. While in the fancier parts of town the citizens of Berlin saw indeed the thwenties roaring, the working class neighborhoods remained as shabby as they had always been. Crime, poverty and desease were ever prevalent and once okay looking houses started to crumble ... This is actually my first try at anything modular but building this was so much fun, that I already have 4 more houses in the making. So stay tuned for how this one will continue ... constructive feedback always welcome of course
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    LEGO vs. Held der Steine

    I think the main problem is that we AFOLs associate happy (if not the happiest) days of childhood with building Lego. I, at least, certainly do very much so. So building with Lego as an adult is a highly nostalgic endeavour to begin with as it means spending hours in a kind of "flow" situation in which the harsh realities of adulthood seem very far away. This also means that those of us growing up with Lego in the 80s and 90s have a completely conception of what you can and should do with Lego and what it should look like. Thomas really caters to this feeling when he produces his hour long HDS videos in which he builds and talks about everything and nothing. I guess he sort of promotes a certain nostalgic feeling/atmosphere there. So the sudden realization that Lego is (and has always been) nothing but yet another capitalistic business enterprise driven by the interests of the share holders comes as a kind of shock. It kinda destroys the feelings we associate with plastic bricks and minifigures. It's almost like this moment when your parents interupted your playing with Lego as kid telling you that you still have to do the homework for tomorrow's day in school. I always almost hated my parents when did that to me as a kid. Maybe this explains this extreme reaction of Thomas's fans. For me it certailny seems very silly now, as I've become a 100% mocer over the last ten years anyways. Why should I care which sets Lego sells as long as I can buy used bricks on bricklink or on conventions. They even come cheaper that way! So I feel kind of embarressed to have started this thread the way I did.
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    Lack of original themes

    True, but many of us are parents too. It's actually because of my kids that I got out of my dark ages to begin with. And I don't want to think about how much money I have spend on Lego sets ever since they were born ... Unfortunately, and against my will, for a few years my kids had drifted into Playmobil exactly because Lego sells neither Castles nor pirate ships.
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    LEGO vs. Held der Steine

    What I don't understand is why all of the sudden Lego pulls off this one after HDS having registered and used his Logo since 2014, as he claims. Hard to find answers for this one as long as Lego remains mute about this whole issue. But apart from the entire dispute, what strikes as really odd in this case is how in 2019 Lego doesn't seem to understand how social media/influencer marketing actually works these days. Did they really think that Thomas was not going to talk about this letter in any of videos? Is Germany really such an unimportant market?