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    Brussels, Belgium
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  1. A market for built Lego kits?

    I don't see how that would not sell just because it is already built... except if you glued the parts, it is easy to "unbuild" it. And if you lack time, the one that buys it can do it himself. Worse case, you just sell it for a little cheaper (but I don't even think it would be the case), I don't see how the bin can be an option - seeing the value of Lego that's like throwing money directly to the bin.
  2. Bluebrick Layout Software

    @Ludo Thanks for the tip! I hadn't seen that function, it will be useful in the future :) About Brickmania, not this time, I had several things planned this weekend. I visit these usually once or twice per year.
  3. Bluebrick Layout Software

    Same here, the program has been really useful for me :) Only thing that I found missing (or maybe I didn't find it?) is the ability to define "walls" of the room in which we draw the layout (or at least marks based on cm measures rather than stud measures)
  4. Indeed, on the site when visiting it from Belgium they also mention longer delays due to higher number of demands.
  5. [MOC] Corner fountain

    Good idea, that looks great Indeed the restaurant is better as corner like this than at the side of another building. In my case I've put it at the side of a rail track, but a fountain is probably better for terrace customers
  6. [MOC] - Two Maintenance Service Vans

    Nice work, they look great :) (realistic)
  7. I would say the opposite : with just 1x2 / 2x2 tiles you have less that problem than with 1x6 tiles I think...
  8. [WIP-MOC] My apartment II

    And here are the "final" pictures: Only a few changes were done since the photos posted previously here. Of course this MOC will continue to evolve, there are some things to improve, and I'll have to continue to follow the changes made "in real life" in the apartment.
  9. Lego and cats

    I dig up my old thread to post a video: I have two cats: one learned that it is dangerous to go there (and he is too clumsy to land on the table safely with all the Lego on it) so he stays on the ground, playing behind all the boxes; the other one is much more agile and goes on the tables all the time, despite I take her back to the ground each time. Here I rather filmed the walk; she knows she should not be there, that's why she meows all the time in the video: she does that each time she does something forbidden (which is quite useful when I don't see that she's trying to steal some food, for example )
  10. I use 4-wide for cars, also because all my road plates are those from early 80s, too narrow for wider cars The 6-wide truck and buses already look a little oversized in these.
  11. My city layout: Dark Brick City

    Now that I mostly finished my other big MOC, my apartment, I'll continue working for time to time on my city layout. I replaced the holiday home 6388 built in mirror by a slightly modified version of the beach house 4996, which is then well named. Main change is that I reduced the depth by 2 studs. I kept the bbq from the previous house. I liked that set back then (was hesitating when I dismantled it to my parts stock), now that I have a place to use it, it looks less out of place between the fishing store and the Ghostbusters HQ than the old 80s tiny house.
  12. Bricks & Pieces Stock.

    From Lego's PaB/B&P ? Usually it is somewhat related to the part size/complexity, but maybe the price also reflects the amount they have in stock: some colors may be in larger stock, then cheaper because they do not risk to have to re-produce it soon, or made in different factories depending on the color, then also having a different underlying cost.
  13. Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Exactly. I sort mostly by color, then part family, then part (if I have many of a particular part in a color), but for some modified/specialized parts it is sometimes difficult if I put it with the drawers sorted by color, or in the cases sorted by part type :D Usually all what is technic (other than brick and plates), accessories, hinges, doors, windows, etc. all the non-brick or non-plate related is by type, in cases. And for most of the modified bricks/plates, as in many cases I have them in a lot of different colors, they go in the drawers sorted by color. When MOCing, it is often convenient to directly see what is available in the colors I'm using at the moment. However when the color is not important (hidden part) or less relevant (e.g. any non-bright color would fit) then I have to check in the drawers if several colors to see what I have that I could use.
  14. Bricks & Pieces Stock.

    Yes, from what I remember they were around that price (maybe the combination of wheel+tire, though). It is normal that some parts are more expensive than others: a big tire like that and the wheel containing some quantity of ABS is sold for much more than a simple small brick. Comparing the weight, the tire is maybe at the same cost than a small plate ;)