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  1. steele

    [MOC] BTL-S3-ish Y-Wing x 2

    The first thing I looked for, because every other Y-Wing (including the new UCS) gets it wrong, is the "non-centered" wing/engine connection---from head-on, they connect ABOVE the centerline, not in the middle. This greatly affects the proportions. And jerac got it right! I've always figured it was very hard, if not impossible, to connect a cylindrical LEGO assembly "off-center". But here it is.
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    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

    Non-spoilers-----I just got back from seeing it----honestly not really, I think all the neatest stuff is already out in the first wave. Some "variant" minifigs that everyone will want for sure, but can't think of many sets/vehicles, besides the "already seen in the intl trailer" Benny-ship, and one other semi-similar ship. Locations---quite a few are neat, but not sure how well they'd "scale down". The "main location of the movie finale" certainly would scale down well, but I don't think it'd be a very fun/interesting set.
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    Coming soon, a whole fleet of ES44's

    PS----IAIS's are generally configured the same as CSX's. Most have the nose door on the opposite side as the Rock Island one though.
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    Coming soon, a whole fleet of ES44's

    Any chance of Iowa Interstate? (Could their Rock Island heritage unit possibly be done with brick-built striping?)
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    [MOC] JNR Class D51 2-8-2

    Have you considered using turntable tops for the smoke deflectors? They are thinner than the boat studs often used for the same purpose of "backing/connecting" plates that are otherwise hard to connect. They don't come in black though. But if truly desired, I feel painting a part is a far lesser "sin" than gluing. (Since even LEGO spray paints their own parts to get the metallic silver and gold ones).
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    [MOC] TIE Interceptor

    I agree with mcphatty----I prefer this one to jerac's-----the proportions and angles just "look right to me". Also, I have never been fond of the "tiles and hinges wrapped around the edges" method for the wings---it may be OK in UCS scale, but for anything smaller it always makes "fat" TIE radiator panels. I prefer the "offset layered plates" style like this and Rebel Builder's.
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    Custom Train Wheels Combined Topic

    I'd be in for a set of XL boxpoks as well.
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    Is that based on an M3 caboose?
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    Digital P-5-A locomotive

    I'm a big ACL fan, and saw the real 1504 in Jacksonville not too long ago---very happy to see it in (digital) bricks. Will any Big Ben Bricks drivers work "close enough" or are the 3D printed ones exactly in the middle of two of the Big Ben sizes ::edit:: actually it seems they're far larger than any BBB drivers, they'd be XXXL or so I think.
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    LEGO Elves 2017 Discussion

    I've been thinking the same---a new set with Ragana, a black dragon for her---perhaps she's corrupted one, turned it evil. Black with purple or magenta accents (her colors) would look very neat.
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    Red Horizon Express 10233

    I wanted set 7745 for YEARS as a kid--it'd show up in some catalogs etc, but was never sold in the US AFAIK--I know I never saw it ANYWHERE, not even the stores with huge walls of Lego that even sold the relatively rare train-track packs and switches. Just a bit of tweaking, and you could do a Thalys PBA (the earlier version of the Thalys, which is based on the TGV Reseau---which is still VERY similar to the TGV PSE that the Horizon express is based on): Either way, a red TGV is canon, even if not that exact version in that exact scheme. :)
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    2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Leopards and jaguars have different spots. The printing LEGO is using is much more leopard-style than jaguar-style. (Though at that scale, the jaguar's inter-rosette spots may be too small to print)
  13. This is what I've been thinking----there's many price-points they could do this at, anywhere from 200 to 600-piece sets. Much easier and more likely than a whole new line/them. Just need a bley/blue/trans-yellow Creator set, with many slopes and wings, and a few key "space" pieces. Preferably some printed parts (but those are rare in Creator). And with how often "wheels as engines" are used in modern space sets----simply include some tires, and you instantly have a ground-vehicle 3rd build. However---a couple spaceman minifigs are essential, but the Creator line doesn't ever have any, IIRC.