beans

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  1. beans

    Eurobricks Flower Show: The Showground

    Buddha's Hidden Garden Main Photo by Ben Lee, on Flickr
  2. Main Photo by Ben Lee, on Flickr A vibrant jungle garden, hidden in a secret rainforest in Southeast Asia. Long forgotten by human eyes, Buddha watches the plants and animals around him thrive. Built for the Eurobricks Flower Show. Angled View by Ben Lee, on Flickr Birdseye by Ben Lee, on Flickr Closeup by Ben Lee, on Flickr Closeup 2 by Ben Lee, on Flickr Closeup 3 by Ben Lee, on Flickr Rearview 1 by Ben Lee, on Flickr Rearview 2 by Ben Lee, on Flickr
  3. 2 points to 2/ Pharaoh's Quest Curse of the Mummy by TazManiac 2 points to 5/ The City Connection by TazManiac 2 points to 23/ Serpent Ruins by Siercon and Coral 1 point to 28/ The Excavation of the Fortress of Ra Ahmin Ka by Tervlon
  4. In my set up, my three main factions are the Crownies, the new lion knights, and the dragon knights. Crownies I see as a very monarchical faction (based on their emblem) and are the traditional and highly religious kingdom and command the most power. The Lion knights are comparatively more modern and place more emphasis on education, sort of like the Enlightened faction. The Dragon Knights are groups of converted barbarian tribes (somewhat akin to the Ostrogoths in history). All of them hold onto a shaky alliance amongst themselves to oppose the fantasy 'villain' factions like the trolls and skeletons who have destroyed much of the Dwarven kingdom whose refugees now rely on the human factions for support.
  5. Has anyone spotted them at TRU in Canada yet? They've popped up at several Walmarts in the area, but they've pretty much disappeared within the week they're put out.
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    Review: 10196 Grand Carousel

    I had always dismissed this set as out of my price range but the grandiosity you've depicted here certainly makes it seem worth it! I guess I can wait for Santa to bring one around.
  7. beans

    Weapon and Armor shop

    What set is that orc head from?
  8. beans

    [MOC] Bad Trip

    Where did those mushroom pieces come from?
  9. beans

    Review: 3851 Atlantis Treasure

    I bought Ramses' Pyramid and the gameplay felt pretty simple, kinda kid-friendly I guess but not that interesting for me. Has anyone else who's played this game wanna offer some input? Concept looks neat.
  10. This set looks waaaay better as a laboratory than a sub. The vehicle form just looks way too blocky to imagine as a submarine. Nonetheless, those green domes will certainly come in useful for MOCing!
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    REVIEW: 7948 Outpost Attack

    Just got this as a present from my girlfriend. I love the build, though I wish we got a couple shields for the Lion Knights!
  12. +1 meschepers! Everything arrived at expected and communication went very smoothly!
  13. The co-existence of action themes and the City theme leaves me to support Lego's decisions with pushing the 'extreme' factor for their sets. I mean, for every Desert of Destruction there's a City Corner; it's not like one replaces the other. I guess your description of 'pleasant' sets is just something that's covered in City now. We have passenger planes and transport vehicles in city - Lego would be smart to avoid having too much overlap between the two themes. Action themes cover the movie-style speed and explosions. And what's the harm in that if it's not treading on other design space?
  14. Perhaps they could be actors in an outdoor theatre performance? That would explain the exaggerated/comical colors in a castle setting.