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  1. I'm looking for organizer cabinets to help store my collection, but so far all the cabinets I've found have drawers that are impractically small. My current storage solution consists of a number of plastic cabinets, but these are proving to be too small. The smaller size (with drawers 16,5 cm (6.5 inches) long* by 11,5 cm (4.5 inches) wide by 4 cm (1.6 inches) tall) is only practical for storing small translucent elements and minifigure parts, and my collection is, as I'm sorting it, proving to be too large even for that. The larger size (with drawers 23,5 cm (9.3 inches) long by 16,5 cm (6.5 inches) wide by 6 cm (2.4 inches) tall) is useful for most purposes, although some particularly common pieces, such as black plates (or minifigure torsos and legs) are threatening to overwhelm these too. At any rate, these drawers are apparently not being produced anymore, which leaves me in my current situation. I am trying to find cabinets with drawers larger than these, although if they are close to the size of the larger ones that would be useful too. If they have a few smaller drawers, that wouldn't really matter either. My current spaces for new cabinets have the following dimensions: 25 cm (9.8 inches) long by 60 cm (23.6 inches) wide and no height restriction 45 cm (17.7 inches) long by 140 cm (55.1 inches) wide by 160 cm (63 inches) tall. I am also looking into acquiring a display cabinet, which preferably would be hung from a wall and translucent on all sides. The space I have for that is 45 cm (17.7 inches) long by 90 cm (35.4 inches) wide by 100 cm (39.4 inches) tall. In trying to optimize the drawer space that I already have, I am trying to acquire small boxes to fit inside drawers that are 39 cm (15.4 inches) long, 35,5 cm (14 inches) wide and 21,5 cm (8.5 inches) tall. I've thought of using four smaller containers per drawer instead. Any suggestions are much appreciated. If you would like the dimensions in inches, I'll add them if you ask. *Here I'm using length as the dimension into which the drawers expand.
  2. Hi guys. As you can tell from the title I need to repair a technic figure. I have this guy: And most unfortunately someone small used him a little like a doll and his left arm snapped off at the shoulder joint. Now, what happened is the pin/peg snapped clean at the point it met the arm, so the entirety of it is inside the torso with a tiny dimple left on the arm itself. I noticed the peg was hollow and the arm did have a dimple, so running a small risk of limited movement I attempted my own repair. Using a carefully trimmed piece of the sprue two minifig keys come on I dipped the one end of this little pin/rod into Revell Model Glue and popped it into the hole of the pin left in the shoulder. So far, so good. The glue cured and the new repair pin remained in place with normal handling. Then I trimmed it to the best length to attach the arm using the remains of the original peg. Dabbed glue into the dimple of the broken peg on the arm, placed it onto the pin and with a little masking tape to hold it in place, left the glue to cure. First try, the arm came away with the tape. Second try, the arm fell off once the tape was gone. It is leaving a nice mass of glue on the tip of the pin (formed to the shape of the dimple on the arm...) I am guessing it is either not the best adhesive to use in this situation, the plastics won't bond or that there just isn't enough of the original peg left on the arm to join it right. What would you suggest? I could get a different glue (I am on the hunt for some as a few action figures got mashed too. Poor Sam Flynn is now headless and my Big Duo is Last Appearance accurate!) or is it better to get the leftover peg out of the torso and put a new arm in?
  3. Hi all. I've just come across this wonderful model by someone called Michael gale. (can't add a photo via mobile sorry). I've got lots of track from my younger days and seeing this I'm tempted to get back into trains. So where would I start? Where do I get the wheels and are there any instructions online for anything similar to get me started? I'd like to power it using the 'old' wheel unit (via the tender?). The ones from around the mid 90 ' s as that's what I have. On a budget so would prefer to use these new fangled infrared things if possible. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks ☺
  4. Legoboy22

    Advice for track layout

    Hello I would like some advice on my layout to make it compact and use a fair amount of track. I have 160 tracks. A lot of it is 4.5 volt. The rest is power functions. 20 PF straights, 56 4.5 volt straights. 30 PF curves, 60 4.5. I have 2 switches of each type. Thx.
  5. Does anyone have some good tips for making complex BIONICLE MOCs? I'm interested in entering the golden mask contest and I want to learn some better techniques than what I'm used to. Thanks!
  6. Hi all, Trying to do something for work but my ideas haven't worked. Could anyone make the following logo for me out of lego (LDD) and let me know how. Requirements: Needs to be as small as possible (Fewest bricks). Best colour match as possible. All pieces must e available in pick a brick. If a deign is used I will of course credit the designer. Thanks!
  7. Hello, I am just starting with Lego trains but I am familiar with the trains. I already got HO and Merklin N trains. Here is what I got : Tracks only : 6 x 7499 Flexible and Straight Tracks 1 x 7895 Switching Tracks 1 x 7996 Train Rail Crossing Box : 1 x 60051 High-Speed Passenger Train 1 x 66374 City Super Pack 4 in 1 (damn, I just see I got 66405 not 66374) So : 6 x 8 + 4 + 20 = 72 straight 16 + 20 + 4 = 40 curves 1 crossing 6 switchings I got some goals for my track : - 2 trains can run at the same times - it can reverse a train - it can park unused wagons - One part is for *speed train* so with as few crossing as possible - A station stop track (where a train can stop allowing other to run) - Not a too large nor long layout (due to WAF) 3 meters long and as narrow as possible Due to Super Pack 66405, I will have use flex track (dont like them much) because 4 curves are missing. I will place the flex track in the reversing loop area. Any advice about my track layout is welcome !!! Current size is 2.88 m x 1.22 mm. Ps : Sorry for my poor English.
  8. igacreative

    New York / Boston

    Hi all, I will be travelling today with my family (wife and 2 kids) to New York, and also Boston/Cape Cod area, and wondered if anyone one had any Lego 'must see's'. We will take in the Lego Store near Rockefeller, but are there any hidden gems that we need to see? Any tips greatly appreciated! All the best Ian
  9. Hello all, I have never posted on in the Technic area but I need some advice from an expert. I am looking to create a compact way using gears of slowing down a PF Motor speed that will be connected a door. I want to create a motorized door for a Star Wars base. I am going to use a standard Power Functions motor and the 1x4 Tooth Plate for the door similar to the doors of 7666. I need a way of slowing down the speed from the motor as the last time I attempted this the door jammed every time. I hope you understand what I mean. I can give pictures if needed. Thanks.
  10. Firstly I have done a search on building techniques and although I found lots of helpful information I couldn’t find what I was looking for. After years of wanting to make my own Hoth base I have finally taken the plunge and bought a load of loose bricks. I have built lots of sets over the last three years, from various themes (40+ at least) I am yet to make my own creation though. I am going to purchase a 7666 Hoth base to give me the foundations, the plan is to modify it and, in the future, add the Echo base control room. My question isn’t straight forward- I really don’t know where to start on the build, I have bought several lots of bricks: 2X Also found some ice pieces (and a load of trans light blue 1x1 tiles) in this lot: My quandary is, do I build the base to a set size of base plate or build it to the vehicles I want to place inside? I was thinking about going 48 x 20 outside. I am hoping this will give enough room to place the blast doors and end wall on and for some trenches and gun turrets etc. I haven’t given the inside much though as of yet, probably to include an x wing and two snowspeeders. My idea to make is different to any others I have seen it to put mezzanine floor at the rear of the set. I am hoping this will give the dio a bit more texture and not be quite so linear. Made up of these: http://www.bricklink...86&itemID=64904 To summarise, I would love to hear some advice on the planning stage- I don’t want to spend a fortune on buying base boards (aren’t they expensive?!) and find they aren’t the right size for my build. Maybe sketching out my idea is the way forward? Thanks in advance, Edbrick