dr_spock

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    Christmas Night, an Emerald Night MOD

    You could string some lights, garlands, HO HO HO stickers, candy canes, gold lettering/numbers/trim, reindeers, etc.
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    WhiteFang's LEGO Studio

    Cool. One way to keep out dust might be to create positive air pressure in the displays. You pump in air that has been fine particle filtered. The human body sheds a lot of dead skin cells which end up as dust. Keeping people out of the room can help too. :classic:
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    What did you buy today?

    I went in on a group buy of a full CMF box. It's the first time I bought that many at a time.
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    Christmas Night, an Emerald Night MOD

    Nicely done. A bit more decorations and you're ready for Christmas in July. :wink:
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    Hello from the Netherlands

    Welcome to Eurobricks.
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    Hello from the US

    Welcome aboard, Louis. :classic:
  7. Interesting info. I had loads of trouble communicating with LEGO Boost motor hub at a LEGO Discovery Centre event with two different brands of phones running the Boost app. It didn't seem to be losing connection but commands weren't reponsive. It worked great in my basement though. It doesn't appear to be FCC certified and not safe to eat. Brand Name: YuwanToys Material: Plastic Plastic Type: ABS Plastic Block Shape: Self-Locking Bricks Age Range: > 6 years old Warning: no eat Model Number: 8885 Gender: Unisex Certification: 3C 3C: Certificate Certificate Number: 2017012203937051 Barcode: No
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    What did you buy today?

    16 Series 18 CMFs. Time to party.
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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Orange was used in the Volvo excavator for safety grabs. Does that mean our crane operator can grab the fan? I suppose using the same color pieces across multiple themes and sets can help with reducing costs in production and inventory. What other 2018 sets can the orange fan piece be found in?
  10. I made a few appearance MOD to my 8258 crane truck. I wanted to have dual wheels on the back of my 8258. It doesn't quite look right with single wheel in the rear. When I saw a 8063 on clearance sale, I snapped it up since its trailer wheels are similar to the 8258 but they are not the short axle hole version. I saw the Hans mod on the Internet but it seems like it involves a lot of disassembling and rebuilding. Since my truck is already built, I opted for minimal disassembling. I took off the rear wheels and pondered a bit. I used 3 x 0.5 lift arms and 1/2 bush in place of the 4 x 0.5 lift arms with boss. I removed the 1/2 bush from the 5.5 axle now that the axle joiner perpendicular is 1L closer. I used a bush between the inner wheel and axle joiner. The inner wheel is the long axle hole version from the 8063. For the rear axle, I replaced the long beams with shorter ones. I made it similar to the one with the differential. I also made the rear fenders wider so that it looks better with the dual wheels. I used long pins with bush to mount the fifth wheel to the frame instead of the black friction pins. The fifth wheel can adjusted along the frame or removed completely by pulling out the pins. In real life you can adjust the weight of the trailer on the tractor axles by moving the fifth wheel closer or further away. Finally, I still have bits from 8063. I wonder how the truck will look with a flat bed box... The 8063 farm tractor wheels make a good load.
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    Hi Guys

    Welcome aboard, carnegeddon.
  12. One of my LUG member's motto is "go big or go home". I don't think LEGO releasing larger and larger sets is a problem for me. If the set doesn't fit my requirements, then I don't buy it. Nothing personal, just business.
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    SNCF Class X73500

    Very nice. That is an interesting way connect all those 1x1 bricks.
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    An Interesting Find

    Nice find, I bought that camper and boat, 8 and 7 years ago.
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    Bloktopus reporting in! Hello everybody!

    Welcome to Eurobricks, Pepijn.
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    Custom Train Wheels Combined Topic

    Would it be possible to mold the wheels in two colours? Silver or light gray for the parts that touch the rails and the rest in another colour?
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    What did you buy today?

    Not sure yet. Robot arm, GBC, slot machine? I bought an extra EV3 large motor for double VIP points week (June 30th to July 6th).
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    [MOC] Improved signal arm.

    Nice. Look forward to seeing them in action.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    TLG didn't motorize the Monster Fighter Ghost Train either. This set is similar to Ghost Train. No tracks were provided and it wasn't intended to run on tracks. But still people did their own thing and motorized Ghost Train for track running.
  20. There is something satisfying about kitbashing versus buying ready-to-run.
  21. The new real world is Bureauracy of the Brick Seas.
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    What did you buy today?

    Mindstorm EV3
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    Technic Pub

    You may not be able to charge for the documents themselves but you can probably charge for the service provided of finding them and gathering them so that the customer paying didn't have to do all that work.
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    What are Your Favorite MOC Genres?

    I like Technic and Friends. Bucket Wheel Excavator GBC by dr_spock_888, on Flickr It is good that recent Friends sets provide functions like ski lifts, working garage door with Technic pieces.
  25. Aren't there 48x48 transclear base plates that are not generally available to the public? Polycarbonate has low shrink when cooling compared to ABS. The PC part would be larger than the ABS part if made from the same mold. The difference would be proportional to the size of the part. For big part, it can be enough that they won't fit together within LEGO tolerances.