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  1. My family was recently going through the basement and discovered this Lego plastic shopping bag. At first it didn't seem interesting, but we don't live near a lego store (Eastern Canada) and this had been stored away for about 30 years. I can't find anything similar online, but I'd like to know more about it. Has anyone ever seen a shopping bag like this before? My best guess is that it came from France in the mid to late 1980's, I recall Santa bringing a lot of Duplo from France one year. If it helps, this logo is on the bottom of the bag. Thanks!
  2. That rubber ducky shirt on the new Robin minifig is way too cool for him, so I made it a new owner. Thomas Magnum. Have tweaked the front of the Ferrari to make it sleeker (final photo)
  3. The coaches are inspired by train sets 7715 / 7718 from the 4.5 Volt era in the early to mid 1980's. The Lego Land Railway runs the train from World City to Heartlake City with stops at Classic Town, Paradisia Coast, Duplo-Ville, Ninjago City, (where the electric loco is replaced by a steamer or vise versa for the rest of the trip) Fabu-Land, Technic Town, Fort Legoredo and the Castle Realm. (with extensions into the Forest of Failed Themes and the Outer Dimension of Galidor at certain times of the year.) This loco's styling of the steam loco was inspired by the two Dreyfuss Hudson locomotives by Anthony Sava. The rear of the engine has a ladder, two hand rails and a red marker light. The electric loco features Anthony Sava's sliding middle axle design. This means the middle axle out of the three on the bogie closest to the middle of the loco slide laterally back and forth to allow the engine over switches and curves that would be normally to tight to maneuver. These special bogies are used twice of course: one for each half of the loco. The two outer wheels closest to each end are connected to the inner bogies via cup-and-ball parts. This allows them to swing freely and not bind up while still representing the right amount of wheels for a GG-1 loco. The engine features moving panto-graphs for picking up (imaginary) electricity from the overhead wires. They are both in the raised position here, though normally the rear one would be used. The exception to this was if the rear panto-graph was knocked off or damaged by overhanging debris, which the engine would then have it's lead panto-graph raised in order to limp to the repair shop. This baggage / passenger car is called a combine which is short for "combination". All the doors can open on this train, even the sliding ones shown here. The three coaches are identical in every way. The observation car, the rear-most coach on the train, features a platform for sight seeing. Comments, questions, and complaints are always welcome! EDIT 6/25/17: Added real life pictures!
  4. Roshisan

    Lego 1593 Discussion

    I am posting my review of the unloved Lego 1593 in hopes of generating a discussion/debate about the merits (or lack thereof) of this set. Please post your comments. There is no wrong side to take. Nobody's Favorite But Mine I previously reviewed this set and now my feelings about it have solidified, as if I added fiber to my diet. I know it is a bizarre and ungainly craft, but it looks awesome sitting next to the 6842 aka Small Space Shuttle Craft aka Inspection Spacecraft (I thought it was Shuttle Craft) and the 6929 aka Starfleet Voyager aka Starfleet Voyager. Is anyone else confused by the Lego Group's naming conventions across multiple languages? In this case, they decided it was easier not to name it at all, but I digress. I enclosed the gaps in the upper cockpit with trans dark blue 1x4 bricks, which makes a world of difference. The 1593 is no weirder than other sets (I'm talking to you, Robot Command Center) and the play value is high based on the docking rover and the previously mentioned (in another review) "space age washing machine". The set works decently if you compare it to its donor sets from 1981 and 1982, instead of to its actual contemporary, the mighty 6980 Galaxy Commander (the pinnacle of Lego technology in 1983). Although routinely critiqued as the worst possible combination of its component parts, I respectfully disagree, as you will soon see below, and argue that the 1593 is a underrated gem two years in the making. The fact that large quantities of alcohol and/or the future designers of the Pontiac Aztek were likely involved is beside the point. So is the fact that the Classic Space line had moved past its color scheme, leaving it trapped in 1981. Or the fact that it is ugly. I didn't know this set existed when I was a kid, but am confident I would have loved it. What does that say about me? I enjoyed piecing it together from spare parts, but I decided I wanted the original directions, so I paid too much for a complete set, minus the box, unfortunately. All of the bad reviews from the web, to include this site, have given the 1593 a massive inferiority complex and incredibly low self esteem, so I intend to do something about it. Think about how you would feel if you were constantly being told you were the worst person in the world...ever. Imagine if you were a movie worse than Time Bandits (That "Time Bandits" set that was ranked higher, I mean less low, than this one in another review looks atrocious, by the way. I think he meant the Time Cruisers Time Tunnelator, but Time Bandits was a terrible movie, strengthening my analogy). Imagine if the only way to identify you was with a few numbers, like a prison inmate because your parents didn't care enough to name you (The Persil literature described the 1593 as "Delta Spacecraft with Survey Vehicle..." which sounds very Legoland Classic Spacey, but didn't stick). Or if you were advertised on the back of a laundry detergent box for L9.95 (About $13.00 in U.S currency) when the Starfleet Voyager went for $15.00. Imagine if you were "only available in Europe" (Canada too??) and never given a chance to travel to one of the largest Lego markets in the world and that the members of that market didn't even know about you until relatively recently. Does this sound like a pleasant existence? Welcome to the 1593’s world… To help heal my set’s wounded psyche and enable it to realize that it is beautiful on the inside, I am going to use my extra parts to create a variation of this alternate build: Now that is hideous. I love it. Uh-oh, here we go again... For those of you who bash the 1593, I’m not saying you are wrong, but go build something! That is the beauty of Lego, if you don't like it, make it into something you do like. I propose the below picture as one option to remedy your heartburn with this set. (Again, the digestive system analogies). At the risk of offending some readers, an even more obvious solution is not to buy the set in the first place if you feel negatively about it. For the 1 to 2 other people out there, aside from me, who love this set, the best way to describe it is "business in the front, party in the back". As such, I humbly complete my review of the Legoland 1593 Space Mullet. Now it has a proper name.
  5. And if they do,how do those Plastic Sheep arrive,maybe with a Taxi? Well,i can`t answer these Questions for sure,but i guess most People got the Reference to the Movie "Blade Runner" that was based on the Book "Do Androids dream of electric Sheep?" Sure,we all admire the cool dark blue hovering Police Spinner or maybe even Deckards infamous Sedan. But what about all the other Cars that showed up randomly in the Movie? One of these Cars is the Metrokab.This Taxi might not be pretty but it gets the Job done and if you insist on arriving at Home dry without getting soaked in the Rain then this should be your Mode of Transportation by Choice. 20161108_210048 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210108 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210120 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_184330 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_184321 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210339 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210320 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210305 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210230 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210211 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210201 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210150 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr 20161108_210145 by Christian Weber, auf Flickr I used various Pictures and Concept Drawings as a Guideline on how to build my own Version. This Car perfectly represents how they imagined futuristic Cars in the early 80s.Covered Wheels,Vents and ribbed Surfaces everywhere and don`t forget those massive Bumpers. I really hope you Guys like my newest MOC and it would be nice to see some Comments.
  6. I've been working on these a while, waiting for Benny's SPACESHIP to be released. Now that I have Benny's ship, I can start building the rest of his fleet, which should include 2 fighters, 1 freighter, 1 escort cruiser, 1 Command Cruiser, 1 hover car, plus the space station. Now on to the pics! LL929 "Cosmic Explorer" (AKA Benny's Spaceship x3!) Built in 2012-13 for the Classic Space Supreme Commander, Benny the 1980-something space guy. It came equipped with a pocket for Unikitty during the Battle for Octan Tower. After the battle, this pocket was removed. (Unikitty turned down Benny's offer for a commission to Classic Space command, and has set out as a director actor in Movies & TV. See her latest film, "Johnny Thunder & the Temple of Gloom" for more info.) The area was replaced with a canopy for the crew to see outside from their stations near the Imagination Reactor. This ship in it's original form (plus it's pilot Benny and his friends) are featured in The LEGO Movie. Ship Name: Cosmic Explorer Owner: Classic Space Command Model: LL929 “Voyager” class Command Cruiser Manufacturer: Classic Space Shipyards Engines: 3 Mega Imagination Reactors Max Speed: 5,100 MPH Max Hyper Speed: 0.8 past light speed Other Modifications include: bumblebee stripes, longer wings, removed wing flaps & spring shooters, plus I added two more computers under the former skylight. LDD file: http://www.mocpages....1401734951m.lxf NOTE: The file above is based on the one in the "Offiical LEGO sets made in LDD topic" by EB user "Canticleer blues". He built the file I modified. Galaxy class Deep-Space Fighter These ships escort Benny on his missions, most recently on the search for George the 1970-something space guy, Benny's predecessor and friend. The small ships proved vital when they had to search the debris field of George's ship... or what was left of it. Owner: Classic Space Command Model: “Galaxy” class deep space fighter Manufacturer: Classic Space Shipyards Engines: 2 Imagination Reactors Max Speed: 3,400 MPH Max Hyper Speed: 0.5 past speed of light LDD file: http://www.mocpages....1415380096m.lxf Gamma class Freighter Originally bought from M-Tron Corporation in 1989 as discarded designs for what eventually became the 1990 Particle Ionizer, the Gamma class freighter is the one of slowest hyper-drive equipped vehicles in the Classic space Command fleet. It features 2 of the smallest (and slowest) hyper-engines ever built, and can carry up to 45 astro-tons of freight. The Gamma class features three smaller cargo holds capable of holding smaller lose cargo (such as mail or parcels), while the bigger pressurized hold can hold anything from a carbon-frozen human to a couple dozen alien eggs, all the way up to a medium sized machinery. Owner: Classic Space Command Model: “Gamma” class freighter Manufacturer: Classic Space Shipyards Engines: 2 Mini Imagination Reactors Max Speed: 2,550 MPH Max Hyper Speed: 0.4 past light speed LDD file: http://www.mocpages....1401664595m.lxf Micro - scale Benny's Spaceship + Classic Space Satellite First off, the Benny's spaceship micro build was inspired by Pepa Quin and his Iron Builder "Comarade Benny" model, (link: https://www.flickr.c...s-55973205@N08/ ) while the satellite was built from a LDD starter model from 2011. Background: The famous Benny the 1980-something space guy is investigating a mysterious signal coming from a region of space beyond our galaxy cluster. The radio signal was accidentally picked up by a satellite listening for possible Blacktron communiques. It is a 16 billion year old signal, which means it is older than the universe itself! Benny will have to find a way to get to the signal emitter, and he may just have a way: a certain blue box and it's owner! LDD file: http://www.mocpages....1415551572m.lxf Pi class Hover Car Originally intended as a high society transport, this ship design was stolen by another manufacturer and famously featured in the 2002 film Star Wars Episode II "Attack of the Clones". The company that made them first almost gave up until it sold one to then-unknown blue 1980's spaceman named Benny. Benny then used this car to shuttle himself to his work and secret master builder meetings, and eventually to his SPACESHIP(!)'s hanger after the end of Octan Corporation hostilities. The ship was not featured in the film made about those events, but nonetheless was seen in the studio parking lot as Benny drove it to play himself in the movie. It currently is stationed on the planet Zonia, where Benny (along with all the other Classic Spacemen) lives. Owner: Classic Space Command Model: “Pi” class hover car Manufacturer: Classic Space Shipyards Engines: 1 Mini Imagination Reactor Max Speed: 1,275 MPH Max Hyper Speed: (N/A) LDD file: http://www.mocpages....1401665607m.lxf NOTE: This ship originally was half of Star Wars set 7133, Bounty hunter Pursuit. Epsilon II space base The legendary 1970-something space guy, (also known as George) opened the Epsilon II Base in 1986, just in time for the Great Divide of 1987. (also known as the formation of the Blacktron) They made their base on the nearby ice world of Imperium and threatened to invade Epsilon II. The classic base was put on lock-down as George waited to receive an order of heavily armored and armed Exo-suits. (However that ship was intercepted by an unknown force and crashed on a world in a far-off uncharted sector of the galaxy.) George's situation back on Epsilon II soon became desperate as the supposed time of arrival for the Exo-suits came and went. Blacktron soon surrounded the world, drawing ever closer to the lone outpost and it's large fuel dump. By 1991 however, the Space Police had been formed and routed the nearby Blacktron stronghold of Imperium. The remaining siege fleet of Blacktron ships fled to the Galactic Deep Core to lick their wounds. The first Classic Space ship that landed on Epsilon in four years was commanded by a young Benny, who was sent to relieve the original commander George as he was retiring to a small lunar outpost. Benny has since been given fame in the LEGO Movie and the honorary title of 1980-something space guy. The base has been updated to feature two smaller landing pads and one large one for Benny's spaceship. (The statue is this mini-figure from 2009: http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?M=sp103 ) The modified set 70816 (Benny's ship) and two cruisers are included in the LDD file. The submodels are grouped for your benefit, though one substitution is needed: the two 32 x 32 baseplates are meant to be these parts instead: http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=3947a . LDD file: http://www.mocpages....1415559668m.lxf Here is a some-what related build of something used at the space base: Octan Fuels hover - tanker This OCTAN truck is on the smaller end of hover tankers. It can carry Nitros oxide, propane, rocket-grade gasoline, liquid nitrogen, plutonium, oil, and other fuels. Inspired by Bricksky's alternate build of set 60016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylersky/13598270465/in/faves-55973205@N08/ This model is made up mostly of that set's parts, with some additions. These include the following printed part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3068bpb018 for the front 2x2 tile between the lights. This OCTAN tanker has three engines: two sub-light and one hyper drive. (in the middle) LDD file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1398109113m.lxf Questions, comments, & complaints welcome! EDIT 11/7/14: Added more pictures and fixed categories. EDIT 11/9/14: re-Added Epsilon II space base and micro - scale models, plus the Octan tanker.
  7. THERE IS NO DANA, ONLY ZUUL! Presenting to you just a 'quicky'. Zuul, the hellhound from 80's movie Ghostbusters. Yes, I'm a bit of a GB-coattailrider here but it happens that GB belongs to my top 10 best 80's movie-list. :) I was inspired by masterbuilders Wet Wired and Sergio and their awesome Ghostbusters-builds but couldn't wait for them to build Zuul (let alone wait for THE Ecto1 to hit the stores...) so I build my own in the bricks that I have. Grey. Ofcourse it (probably) should be in a nice earth and olive green right...? Well, the Gargoyl out of what this beast emerged is grey, so I'm kinda safe... What else is there to say... Oh yeah, I used the newish Chima Legend beasts build-methods with the balljoints, and really made it my own. That was a fun challenge! :) Enjoy! Next to the GB-minifig and my Ecto1 it is kinda huge. A bit larger than the extralarge dog from the movies, but ofcourse Lego is a material of compromises. I agree that the body could use a little bit more mass... It'll just has to do, for now... Run little GB, Run like the wind! ...and try not to cross your beams... (my Ecto1 can be found here...)